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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    normotic - my new word for the day
    (Droid, obvs must be exceptional in his utterly pessimistic worldview)
    And yet, here I am, preaching hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    There's always been a strong link between the far right and environmentalism
    This is true.

    Theres a current in environmentalism that recognises this and is trying to counteract eco-fascists.

    The main problem with humanist ecology is that the mechanics of consumerism & capitalism makes us all complicit => therefore making a very good case for an anti-human ecology.

    Space there for a third wave of nihilist ecology - pollute until the earth kills us all, leaving a nice quiet rock floating in infinite black solitude, untroubled by the incessant whine of human thought.
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    All voting is a form of gambling.

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    Can I take bets out on the election at Vegas, or would they argue that its pre-determined and therefore not a real sport? Debates are pretty much Political Entertainment.

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    I've spent the last 2 years regretting not placing bets on my political "hunches" so I guess that says that 1) it is and 2) it isn't.

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    I have only ever placed two bets in my life, both on Irish elections (and in particular the demise of recumbent parties), both won to the tune of about 200.

    Best bet ever would have been a grand on Hillary, take the early payoff and then put it on Trump.

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    I have a hunch.

    You can probably guess what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craner View Post
    I have a hunch.

    You can probably guess what it is.
    Uh, corbyn in a landslide?

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    lol. A step too far. Polls have been unerringly accurate and the margins are nowhere near as close.

    Dont ruin your record.

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    I want to get the monkey off my back!

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    Was going to add, if not this time, then next time! But didn't want to muddy the water

    Clearly I'm a Macon man.

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    But le Pen is not to be written off.

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    No, I wouldnt do that, and who knows what might happen, but Brexit polling was in the margin of error. 538 gave Trump a 1/3 chance.

    Le Pen has, to be generous, a 3% chance. She's nearly 30 points down.

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