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Forum: The News Room

For the discussion of news articles and current events.

  1. Sticky thread Sticky: How to use the News Room

    This forum is for discussing current events, be they politics, disasters, scientific breakthroughs or something else. If it's a topic that would be appropriate in a serious newspaper or news magazine that doesn't fit into another one of our forums,...

    Started by Zuul‎, 14 Aug 2010 01:26 PM
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  1. POTUS AND FLOTUS tested positive for Coronavirus

    They're heading into quarantine. As if this year can get ANY weirder!

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 02 Oct 2020 02:27 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 87
    03 Oct 2020 11:56 PM Go to last post
  2. Elijah Cummings has died!

    A key chairman in the Trump probe. As if this sitch wasn't crazy enough!

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 17 Oct 2019 04:18 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    17 Oct 2019 04:18 PM Go to last post
  3. Straight Dope has been down for an extended period now after many 502 & 504 errors this weekend.

    No updates unfortunately, but if I get any I will post them here. Welcome to any refugees from the Dope in the meantime.

    Started by What Exit?‎, 05 Aug 2019 03:23 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,039
    05 Aug 2019 04:13 PM Go to last post
  4. Electoral College and the territories

    Did some Googling, Puerto Rico would get 5 House seats, therefore 7 EV What about Guam and USVI?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 09 Mar 2016 12:54 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    12 Dec 2018 04:04 AM Go to last post
  5. GHWB has died

    Bush 41 gone at 94. Signed the ADA, the civil rights legislation that effected the highest % of the American people.

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 01 Dec 2018 12:32 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,039
    01 Dec 2018 12:37 PM Go to last post
  6. Question Senate election question

    Let's say that Senator Warren had decided not to seek reelection this year, was there anything stopping Ed Markey from running in that election?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 11 Oct 2018 10:07 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,033
    12 Oct 2018 02:33 PM Go to last post
  7. Gun control question

    Obviously the USA needs serious gun control. The way I would describe the type of guns I would outlaw is,"Ban any gun you need 2 hands to use." Is there a more rational/coherent way to describe these weapons?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 22 Feb 2018 10:27 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    16 May 2018 06:26 PM Go to last post
  8. Storm Jonas

    To anyone currently caught under Storm Jonas, hope everyone is ok and managed to batten down the hatches and avoid the worst of it.

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 23 Jan 2016 05:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    20 Sep 2017 06:20 PM Go to last post
  9. There's an eclipse

    I just heard about it. Everyone should eat a bunch of acid and stare at the sun, regardless of time of day or location. That is all. You're welcome.

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 20 Aug 2017 09:11 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,565
    25 Aug 2017 07:04 PM Go to last post
  10. Comey testified before Senate today

    It was very enlightening. One question I have though: what would he possibly gain from lying?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 08 Jun 2017 08:44 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,115
    12 Jun 2017 04:33 PM Go to last post
  11. Attack on London Bridge and market

    Let us know you're ok, CIAS.

    Started by Trojan Man‎, 03 Jun 2017 06:59 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,994
    07 Jun 2017 06:36 PM Go to last post
  12. Trump fired Comey

    Trump fired Comey! This is getting nuts!!

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 09 May 2017 09:10 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,850
    16 May 2017 08:12 PM Go to last post
  13. Terrorist Attack in London

    Another tragic day with loss of life. Now its time to wait and see why it happened. General mood of the place is to keep carry and carry on. :(

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 22 Mar 2017 03:38 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,789
    23 Mar 2017 04:46 AM Go to last post
  14. Sessions wants U.S. Attorneys to resign

    I thought these were civil service jobs? As I typed that, I remember that Christie. Was one before becoming governor, so it seems not.

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 10 Mar 2017 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,104
    13 Mar 2017 04:57 PM Go to last post

    Nice job America!

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 10 Nov 2016 12:08 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 4,438
    30 Nov 2016 08:18 PM Go to last post
  16. Question Glenn Beck Thinks the Black Lives Matter Folks Might Have a Point

    Glenn Beck says Obama has made him a better man.“Obama made me a better man.” He regrets calling the President a racist and counts himself a Black Lives Matter supporter. “There are things unique to the African-American experience that I cannot...

    Started by Tuckerfan‎, 07 Nov 2016 10:04 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08 Nov 2016 10:33 AM Go to last post
  17. Jack Chick is Dead!!!!!!

    Gone at 92, thus proving only the good die young.Chick Publications, publisher of the infamous Chick Tracts, announced that the man who gave them their name, died on Sunday evening, aged 92.In celebration of his passing, I present a parody comic...

    Started by Tuckerfan‎, 24 Oct 2016 06:08 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 3,570
    05 Nov 2016 09:42 AM Go to last post
  18. The UK Referendum

    Well, here we go. Over the next 24 hrs, the UK will decide whether it wants to stay in or leave from the EU. There has been a lot of nasty campaigning from both sides, not much in the way of facts and figures just lots of rhetoric and...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 22 Jun 2016 04:13 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 3,520
    30 Jun 2016 02:53 PM Go to last post
  19. And now we've lost "Mr. Hockey"

    Gordie Howe gone at 88. Since they come in 3s, who's next?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 10 Jun 2016 01:35 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,986
    10 Jun 2016 01:35 PM Go to last post
  20. The GOAT has died

    Muhammed Ali gone at 74.

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 04 Jun 2016 12:25 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,326
    05 Jun 2016 04:46 PM Go to last post
  21. The Race to the White House , 2016

    This is silly. Real non-primary votes will not be cast for 15 months. How can anyone elect someone who is wiling to spend two years running for office? All the being said, what do you think at this point? ------GOP---- I can't vote for Bush....

    Started by Paul in Qatar‎, 19 Jul 2015 09:07 AM
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    20 Mar 2016 01:23 PM Go to last post
  22. Scalia dead

    SC Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead today.

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 13 Feb 2016 06:06 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 11,245
    14 Feb 2016 12:34 PM Go to last post
  23. Question Cruz or Trump: more dangerous to down ticket Republicans

    They seem to be the most likely nominee. So which one would do more harm down ticket?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 12 Feb 2016 03:45 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,964
    13 Feb 2016 12:42 PM Go to last post
  24. Smile Political Compass question

    I was fiddling with a political compass quiz. Took it twice, changed bunch of answers. Any educated guesses as to an analogous U.S. politician for these scores: Economic: -1.63/Social: 7.44 Economic: -8.25/Social: -6.62

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 25 Jan 2016 09:23 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,172
    29 Jan 2016 09:06 PM Go to last post
  25. Wink Is Sanders electable?

    I was talking with my brother at dinner the other night. Told him I agree with a lot of Bernie's positions, but plan to vote for Hillary on Super Tuesday (I live in MA, BTW) He couldn't understand why (he feels the Bern). Is he electable?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 18 Jan 2016 10:01 PM
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    • Views: 1,898
    19 Jan 2016 07:19 PM Go to last post
  26. Paris Attacks

    I've been sat here watching the news reports coming in all day and wondering what is going to happen next? It's a very sad day and my thoughts go out to those affected. I guess I thought it just needed saying.

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 14 Nov 2015 04:40 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 3,064
    16 Nov 2015 12:57 PM Go to last post
  27. Blood Moon

    For anyone looking outside their window tonight, there is an extra special lunar event going on. A supermoon combined with a lunar eclipse which hasn't occurred for 30 years and won't occur for several more. With any luck, as in we actually have...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 27 Sep 2015 05:28 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,085
    29 Sep 2015 08:23 AM Go to last post
  28. Deal with Iran

    (Hello again) It seems to me we have a choice to make we can have: 1) crippling sanctions on Iran that will cause them to drive forward with their bomb -or- 2) a deal that lift the sanctions but precludes an Iranian bomb. Iran is a nasty...

    Started by Paul in Qatar‎, 15 Jul 2015 11:09 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 3,057
    02 Sep 2015 09:53 AM Go to last post
  29. Jimmy Carter has Cancer

    Jimmy Carter has released a statement saying his liver cancer has spread elsewhere. Although I am not a doctor, this is very bad news indeed. -=Link=- I was in the army when he gave us the biggest pay raise in a generation. My Dad worked at...

    Started by Paul in Qatar‎, 12 Aug 2015 09:45 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,900
    13 Aug 2015 08:14 AM Go to last post
  30. Question Hypothetical General Election polling

    Has anyone seen polling with Webb or Chaffee? Just for the sake of completeness?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 01 Aug 2015 03:42 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02 Aug 2015 01:27 AM Go to last post
  31. Red face Once the GOP field whittles itself down

    Let's stipulate that anyone polling below 3% bails after IA and NH. Where does their support go?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 31 Jul 2015 03:36 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,254
    31 Jul 2015 11:21 PM Go to last post
  32. Jonathan Pollard

    Today the Yiddish papers are abuzz that the Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard will be released in November. He will be required to stay in the US for five years, after that everyone presumes he will "return" to Israel. I have long been opposed to...

    Started by Paul in Qatar‎, 28 Jul 2015 09:43 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    30 Jul 2015 12:13 AM Go to last post
  33. Wink The GOP debate

    If they used Iowa and New Hampshire polling, as opposed to national polling, would the top 10 change any?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 08 Jul 2015 12:19 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08 Jul 2015 12:55 PM Go to last post
  34. Wink John Roberts' legacy

    This SCOTUS term showed that he is already looking at his legacy. To me, he wants to be Warren, not Taney.

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 26 Jun 2015 05:38 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,014
    26 Jun 2015 07:02 PM Go to last post
  35. Christopher Lee R.I.P

    A true legend has pass away at the age of 93. :(

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 11 Jun 2015 07:47 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,566
    12 Jun 2015 07:07 PM Go to last post
  36. United Kingdom General Election

    Well, its come time again that after 5 years we have to go and vote in the next parliament and decide which direction we would like the country to go in. What makes this election interesting is just how close the polls have it. It doesn't look...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 06 May 2015 08:34 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 6,665
    10 May 2015 08:58 AM Go to last post
  37. Royal Birth Watching

    Its gone baby crazy over here, wall-to-wall news coverage waiting for a special baby to be born. No, not baby Jesus MK II, but the likely to be ruler of Great Britain (in whatever form it is in in 50 years or so). The updates on it are getting a...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 22 Jul 2013 11:14 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 3,045
    10 May 2015 08:57 AM Go to last post
  38. Daily Show segment

    Ahoj, scallywags! I tried to watch a Daily Show video with Stewart talking about Michael Richards and Herman Cain - then starts talking about envelopes with white powder... The site doesn't allow the video to be viewed here (we have stupid...

    Started by Trojan Man‎, 06 May 2015 07:31 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,897
    07 May 2015 01:54 PM Go to last post
  39. Best (least biased) news service?

    Greetings. Not exactly sure if this is the correct forum for this thread, but at least it isn't a 100000 word screed on every life experience I've ever had, with some drunken belligerence thrown in. So forgive me if I erred. Anyway, I'm looking...

    Started by Trojan Man‎, 02 May 2015 02:41 AM
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    06 May 2015 02:37 PM Go to last post
  40. Richard III body possibly discovered

    At a dig in the grounds of a Leicester car park, it is likely they have found the remains of Richard III, once King of England. A set of bones have been discovered in the remains of a church and sent away for further DNA testing. His resting...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 12 Sep 2012 08:05 AM
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 7,514
    01 Apr 2015 11:51 PM Go to last post
  41. A 1,000 year old antibiotic

    It's amazing what you can find in old books these days. While looking through an old medical manuscript describing the method of getting rid of a stye, researchers decided to see what happened if they tried it out. Well, it appears that when you...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 31 Mar 2015 09:03 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,302
    01 Apr 2015 05:52 PM Go to last post
  42. RIP Terry Pratchett

    The world just lost one of its finest. :( Long may the discworld live in the dreams of its readers.

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 12 Mar 2015 11:24 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,395
    18 Mar 2015 11:19 PM Go to last post
  43. I'll throw it out there. I think he did it.

    Too many women are coming forward at this point, Bill Cosby is very likely a dirty rapist. God damn that's disheartening.

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 22 Nov 2014 05:08 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    02 Dec 2014 06:53 PM Go to last post
  44. Cops vs Firefighters

    Now I thought members of the emergency services would spend their time backing each other up purely from the jobs they do and the dangers they face. So, I'm saddened by the following story where it seems that the San Diego police and Firefighters...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 07 Feb 2014 08:38 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,738
    01 Nov 2014 05:18 PM Go to last post
  45. Harvery Nichols gets its adverts badly wrong

    I'm sure the advertising agency caught on the meme and though it would be great idea for an ad campaign: "So good you would wet yourself with excitement" and so it came to pass. I'm not rich enough to buy clothes from there, but somehow I...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 11 Jun 2012 10:19 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 5,154
    30 Oct 2014 04:30 PM Go to last post
  46. Vampire Slaying Kit.

    Now you can probably buy BtVS kits or Van Helsing kits, but does anyone fancy an original 19th Century Vampire Kit. Containing everything you could possibly need to fend off and track the the evil blighters, and containing several religious...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 07 Jun 2012 02:02 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 4,000
    30 Oct 2014 11:54 AM Go to last post
  47. Rosetta awakes

    The Rosetta space probe was launched in 2004 with the aim of ten years later managing to land on a comet and take samples as it orbited around the sun. In those ten years, it has made several orbits of the Earth to pick up speed before being flung...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 22 Jan 2014 08:47 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,838
    30 Oct 2014 11:50 AM Go to last post
  48. As simple as boiling an egg

    Simple just got simpler. I do hope this isn't a hoax but this is a great idea, a carton that perfectly boils an egg for you without water in a cardboard sleeve. If this ever came to market, I would probably go for it. I love boiled eggs,...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 03 Dec 2012 10:27 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 6,188
    30 Oct 2014 11:49 AM Go to last post
  49. Facebook emails

    Facebook has rolled out its latest innovation to take over the world and changed everyone's email address to be @facebook.com They didn't tell anyone, they just rolled it out as a feature for everyone. The idea is that it provides a little bit of...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 26 Jun 2012 09:03 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,711
    30 Oct 2014 11:41 AM Go to last post
  50. Ada Lovelace Day

    Drat - I missed it, it was 14th October. A celebration of the world's first computer programmer. This is someone who needs way more attention in the real world. I keep forgetting she was Lord Byron's daughter, and I'm glad her predilection was...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 15 Oct 2014 10:00 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 3,214
    27 Oct 2014 03:43 PM Go to last post

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