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#50 - Wait until enough evidence to come before spreading this, I ha…  [+] (1 reply) 10/31/2016 on Cheese Pizza +4
#52 - philxxmlghaxnippon (10/31/2016) [-]
**philxxmlghaxnippon used "*roll picture*"**
**philxxmlghaxnippon rolled image**M8, at this point we just wanna purge everyone involved...
#36 - Hey, I'm sorry if I sound ignorant but can someone please expl…  [+] (1 reply) 10/18/2016 on Trump 5 Point Plan +4
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#45 - cdm (10/18/2016) [-]
So a lobbyist basically goes to Congressmen, executives, pretty much any politician, and asks for things. It's a pretty broad concept, really. But basically they are a professional ask-for-things-er.

To put it in less stupid terms, lobbyists single out politicians and try to change their minds on specific policies and votes. Which is a totally legitimate thing to happen. The three big problems:

1. Many companies and company groups are backing lobbyists and trying to get reforms passed that benefit them, not the American people at large.

2. Many lobbyists use underhanded tactics like offering gifts - and while legislation blocks cash bribes, things like free dinners and vacation packages are technically not illegal, I think? Legal or not, lots of unethical things are offered, officially or unofficially. Including cushy positions at companies once a politician leaves politics.

3. Many loopholes exist to get around limits on who can and can't be a lobbyist and what types of things can be offered.

This ethics reform would close certain loopholes. Like having lobbyists offer politicians positions in companies acting as lobbyists in exchange for favors. It would severely limit foreign powers' ability to lobby the government. Generally, the idea is it would force politicians to make their own decisions free of influence of special interest groups and prevent them from exploiting their position for personal gain. Well, call me pessimistic, but I'm sure they'd find new loopholes... But I certainly approve of this idea in spirit.
#7 - Wait I don't get it, did Paraguay really expect to be able to …  [+] (1 reply) 10/16/2016 on The Paraguyan War 0
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#8 - vitzol (10/16/2016) [-]
Well, To be honest, Paraguay had a really large army compared to Argentina, and Uruguay almost didn't fight against them directly, But the Brazilian Empire's army was the real threat, by 1868, the Brazilians outnumbered them 5 to 1, tl dr - they picked a fight against a really strong nation and 2 strong-ish nations.
#1 - Picture  [+] (2 replies) 10/08/2016 on It's been too long +1
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#3 - classydancingrobot (10/08/2016) [-]
sauce for the music? ^^
#11 - anon (10/08/2016) [-]
It's the ost of the movie Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain. the song is : Comptine d'Un Autre Été: l'Après-midi

It's a french movie from 2001 the soundtrack of this movie is just soo good
#6 - Do anyone have music sources for All of them ?  [+] (1 reply) 10/01/2016 on Groove Comp +1
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#8 - shotgunwaffle (10/04/2016) [-]
Seriously, there's some music in here I'd love to find.
#32 - Shadow the Edgehog  [+] (3 replies) 09/13/2016 on Probably a repost +43
#49 - deith (09/13/2016) [-]
Blonic the Coldsteel
#52 - anon (09/13/2016) [-]
Silver the Hedgehog because fuck originality
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#55 - jasohazard (09/13/2016) [-]
I'm Silver The Hegehog
#4 - What city is it??  [+] (4 replies) 08/28/2016 on Norwegian anon meets a hero 0
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#8 - eventyr (08/28/2016) [-]
looks like outskirts Oslo, bus look like the one i took when i was there.
#13 - wilicious (08/28/2016) [-]
Trondheim, it's the street right below the university, you can see the department of health's building to the right.
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#18 - nakedandsexy (08/28/2016) [-]
Also, AtB only drives in Trondheim region
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#7 - vigilum (08/28/2016) [-]
#11 - *vagyanias 08/25/2016 on IMAGINE +2