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What Is An 'Original Post' (OP)? What Is An "Original Post" (OP)?What Is An 'Original Post' (OP)? by DAPoliticalForum
In the simplest terms, an OP, or Topic Thread, is a report of someone's actions, an issue, or of an event, which has not been previously reported, and which interests or affects significant segments of the DA Political Forum audience.
An OP might be defined as:
a report of recent events.
material reported in a credible, verifiable newspaper, magazine, the news media, etc.
matter, or issues that are newsworthy.
sufficiently interesting to the general forum audience to warrant posting.
News, then, has a timely value, and it must be interesting to be of worth to the general forum audience. It must, also, have been previously unposted. Once posted it is no longer news, but history.
How does a poster evaluate an event for its newsworthiness? Perhap
The Wilhelm Gustloff, a forgotten tragedy.It has been 71 years to date since the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German cruise ship turned refugee ship, was torpedoed and sank in the evening by a Russian submarine just off the coast of present-day Poland.The Wilhelm Gustloff, a forgotten tragedy. by diddles25
Designed to carry 1,850 people, the Wilhelm Gustloff was jammed with approximately 10,600 people when she left the port of modern-day Gdynia. Nearly 9,000 of those on board were refugees, including roughly 5,000 children and the remainder overwhelmingly women and old men. All of them fleeing the wrath of the Russian army. Many mothers had at least 3 children.
despite the refugees, the Wilhelm Gustloff was a legitimate military target because of the thousand or so submarine crew and military personnel that she carried.
Only about 1,230 people survived while over 9,300 others were trapped inside the ship or froze to death in the icy
Donald Trump defending our Second Amendment rightsDonald J. Trump on the Right to Keep and Bear ArmsDonald Trump defending our Second Amendment rights by OddGarfield
The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.
The Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that belongs to all law-abiding Americans. The Constitution doesn’t create that right – it ensures that the government can’t take it away. Our Founding Fathers knew, and our Supreme Court has upheld, that the Second Amendment’s purpose is to guarantee our right to defend ourselves and our families. This is about self-defense, plain and simple.
It’s been said that the Second Amendment is America’s first freedom. That’s because the Right to Keep and Bear Arms protects all our other rights. We are the only country in the world that has a Second Amendment. Protecting that freedom is imperative. Here’s how we will do that:
US Defense Secretary Carter used personal emailCarter: Nothing classified was sent through personal emailUS Defense Secretary Carter used personal email by OddGarfield
Defense Secretary Ash Carter used his personal email account to conduct some of his professional correspondence during his first months on the job earlier this year, the Pentagon admitted late Wednesday.
Carter's use of the personal account was first reported by The New York Times, which said that he had been confronted about his email habits by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough this past May, three months after Carter took office as defense secretary.
Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook released a statement saying that Carter believes his use of personal email for work-related business was
A Land LostA long time ago, there was a country known as Politics Republica. It was an active town full of respective, smart people. There was not a lot of war mongering or hype and hysteria. If that happened, it was shut down quickly. The residents though, grew tired of the place and slowly left. To them, the place would be a dream but reality had set in and their life was valued out of the city.A Land Lost by kitsumekat
Sadly, the place was overrun by the worse of the worse. The place was so toxic, not many people lasted there. The ones that did was struck with a bout of craziness that the creatures brought. Even the mods could not moderate in that place for the place had became toxic to them. The brave ones that did moderate the place did not last long. Even they deemed it a lost cause.
The creatures that lived there now was more trollish than the trolls. More serious than the residents of Complaintopia. Even the residents of Complaintopia did not want these creatures in their lands. They had enough on their own hands
The History of American Parties in PoliticsThis piece has been derived up by the current political fields that are seen today in American Politics, enjoy the history cramming.The History of American Parties in Politics by OddGarfield
Oh, and please note, these are only notes taken down of the eras listed below, not all historical events are listed because of the importance levels.
First Two-Party System
Federalists v. Republicans, 1780s - 1801
Favored strong central government."Loose" interpretation of the Constitution.Encouragement of commerce and manufacturing.Strongest in Northeast.Favored close ties with Britain.Emphasized order and stability.Emphasized states' rights."Strict" interpretation of the Constitution.Preference for agriculture and rural life.Strength in South and West.Foreign policy sympathized with France.Stressed civil liberties and trust in the people
[In practice, these generalizations were often blurred and sometimes contradicted.]
Pavel Pukhov P183 - R.I.P.★ You are and will be forever a STAR ★Pavel Pukhov P183 - R.I.P. by Quadraro
"Expressing your opinion is a form of civil defense"
"My mission was to encourage the opposition movement,
to let people know they are not alone in this"
His 'code name' could be mistaken for the name of a rifle: P183.
The covert graffiti artist, often referred to as "the Russian Banksy", has died.
Pavel won recognition as the creator of provocative art works scattered across Moscow
The details and conditions of the "Russian Banksy's" death will not be released,
the production company Pavel worked for, said in the statement.
Preliminary theories, however, rapidly spread online
with people saying that the graffiti
Anita Sarkeesian now in charge of Twitter!Twitter Unveils New ‘Trust and Safety Council’ Featuring Feminist FrequencyAnita Sarkeesian now in charge of Twitter! by nanashi89
Twitter has announced a new “Trust and Safety council” for the service comprised of fifty organisations, including controversial web series Feminist Frequency, with an overall goal purportedly to maintain an environment where people “feel safe expressing themselves” on the platform.
“To ensure people can continue to express themselves freely and safely on Twitter, we must provide more tools and policies,” states Twitter’s Head of “Global Policy Outreach” Patricia Cartes in an official blog post.
With hundreds of millions of Tweets sent per day, the volume of content on Twitter is massive, which makes it extraordinarily complex to strike the right balance between fighting abuse and speaking truth to po
Airstrike on Hospital - Mistake to JustificationPublished on Monday, October 05, 2015 by The InterceptAirstrike on Hospital - Mistake to Justification by Zeitgeist-1984
by Glenn Greenwald
The Radically Changing Story of the U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital: From Mistake to Justification
Unlike many most victims of U.S. bombings in recent years, writes Greenwald, 'Western-based physicians and other medical care professionals... are not so easily ignored.' (Photo: Medecins Sans Frontieres via European Press Agency)
When news first broke of the U.S. airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz,
Humans Act as Planet's Super-Predators "This focused study provides just one instance of myriad areas in which human impacts far outstrip natural impacts, calling for intentional limitations on human intervention in natural systems. The still-accelerating introduction of novel and toxic chemicals into natural systems is a prime area where strong restrictions should long since have been imposed by the mass of humanity upon the "superpredators" who focus on narrow definitions of "productivity," power, and profit.Humans Act as Planet's Super-Predators by Zeitgeist-1984
Military and nuclear technologies... industrial agriculture... obviously fossil fuels... the precautionary principle has long since been thrown overboard by "interested parties" who purchase compliance through production of industrial consumer goods, induce ignorance through propaganda and mass media, and enforce acceptance through war, police and prison.
Now, as the impacts of the human assault on natural systems have reached the point of stark obvious
Me and X: Interview on SocialismX: I just need to ask... why do you support socialism?Me and X: Interview on Socialism by ComradeSch
Me: Why would you not?
X: Because Communists are bunch of murderers and rapists, i will never forget Winter or Continuation war.
Me: You realize that has nothing to do with me, correct? You realize that in everything I say, I denounce the Soviet Union's doings? Perhaps if you hate me so much, you should do your homework as to what I stand for, instead of being a dumbass troll.
X: 1: I'm not a troll , 2: i didn't say that you had anything to do with it, i'm just sayin Commies are horrible people.
Me: Historically. But does that mean I am evil for believing in freedom? The "communists" you link with evil were the armies of Joseph Stalin, which are no better than the armies of Nazi Germany. I agree that Stalin's ideals were evil, but because of him, not every Communist is evil. In fact, the only remnant of Stalinism that anyone ever believes is socialism in one country- And most Communists look down on Joseph Stalin. So I am not your
Is Critical Thinking Dead?The more I delve into the cesspool of social media, the more I'm convinced that my generation is incapable of critical thought.Is Critical Thinking Dead? by BlameThe1st
Consider rape, for example.
I always thought I was looking out for the best interests of my female friends by advising them not to walk alone late at night or to accept drinks from strangers.
But apparently, according to Tumblr feminists, offering that advice makes me a "rape apologist" and "victim blamer" because it assumes women deserve to be raped if they don't take such precautions.
By that logic, I must also believe that victims of theft deserve to be mugged if I advise people not to carry large amounts of cash and flash it in public!
No, clearly, rather than teaching women to protect themselves from potential rapists, I should be teaching potential rapists (i.e.: MENZ!) not to rape.
What I should really do is tell my guy friends not to have sex with women without their consent--which I'm pretty sure they already know, or if they don't know, they don't ca
The Problem With Long-Term CapitalismThe idea is that if you work for money and buy something that someone else worked for to build or make, and thus, you're giving someone else a job and paying someone else that mainly gives it back to a centralized government to do whatever it wants with that money. And one purchase supposedly turns into a chain reaction of a domino effect.The Problem With Long-Term Capitalism by ComradeSch
Of course, the idealistic dream of this being perfect turns into a nightmare down the line- Because such an economy eventually falls apart when more and more money becomes produced, it becomes less and less valuable, and thus, it eventually gets lost in the current state- The rise of the cost and sophistication of the military and constant threat of war via globalization makes large amounts of money be redirected to the military- As in http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/visualizing.jpg ... And then that money invariably has to be d
My Thoughts On September 11Yes, I know this post is one day late, but I have two good reasons for my tardiness: 1) I've been bogged down with work assignments, and 2) I simply don't care about that day.My Thoughts On September 11 by BlameThe1st
Don't get me wrong! I care about the over two thousand innocent lives that perished on that fateful September morning. I just don't care about how that day and the tragedy surrounding it have since become yet another political talking point.
Ever since the day after, September 11 has been used as justification for every government encroachment on our daily lives, from the Patriot Act to the NDAA. Every war waged, every drone launched, every civilian killed, every prisoner tortured, every whistleblower detained, every dissenter silenced, every right revoked, every liberty trampled has been justified by self-serving politicians because "9-11 was bad!" (How sad that Family Guy accurately reflects reality?)
I realize that the jingoistic flag-wavers wil
Gentry(fication)There’s a sickness spreading throughout this nationGentry(fication) by Skargill
Its most visible symptom is the sign “Closed for renovation”
Afflicting homes, shops, schools and even churches
From town to town this plague lurches
And the pustules of this modern Pox
Are a begging bowl and cardboard box
You’ll find in the pages of a glossy brochure
All the homes marked for foreclosure
Social Security or Private Retirement?Social Security as we know it is on its last stand as it becomes bankrupt and no longer provides guaranteed support to our elders and disabled people. While it may have seemed nice back when it was first created in 1935 by Franklin Roosevelt, it is now becoming very dangerous. Entitlements in total make up over 60 percent of the government's spending. It will just keep growing and growing as more and more people retire. Something must be done before its too late. Social Security or Private Retirement? by Titanicfan1000
The best option is obvious and that would be to privatize Social Security into private retirement accounts. Not for everyone immediately obviously. Those at 60 and over would have to stay the course, but for younger people we have so much potential to change this mess and save their retirements. In order to find out if private retirement accounts are better than social security, we have to find out if private retirement offers the same or better rates of return for people so they get more or the same money.
As a historical