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i am annoyed by how some sports thing is more important than like, actual social and political issues
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severticas wrote:


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Your 95 and can still navigate the internet. I'm impressed






Don't misunderstand, its not like i'm using this gif because you're funny or anything.


Your funny, why else would you use that gif unless to acknowledge my skills.



-hyperventilates- I I i..i'm gonna tell my oni chan on you! He's 100.


lol, can i meet this person

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Sogno- wrote:

i am annoyed by how some sports thing is more important than like, actual social and political issues


I agree with you there, it's truly sad in some cases
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Instead of investigating the corruption of FIFA, lets investigate the corruption of the Government.
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lol, can i meet this person



yeah, sure.
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severticas wrote:


A-Eky wrote:

lol, can i meet this person



yeah, sure.


I don't appreciate your sarcasm lol. And is the gif suppose to be like that, it breaks in some parts. Is that like an underlying part of the joke
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It had to be the US to bring down FIFA, as in most other countries FIFA is too powerful.

But for the US, our government can say look at the BIG corruption we brought down. Look at the BIG people we are going after and still not piss of the US corporate/wealthy masters.

It's pure bread and circuses for the masses, with an additional bonus of making the US look good to the average person in other countries.
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eightcar wrote:

It had to be the US to bring down FIFA, as in most other countries FIFA is too powerful.

But for the US, our government can say look at the BIG corruption we brought down. Look at the BIG people we are going after and still not piss of the US corporate/wealthy masters.

It's pure bread and circuses for the masses, with an additional bonus of making the US look good to the average person in other countries.


I think it's less of a publicity stunt and more of them doing their jobs. Plus, it's not like the FBI can do anything to corporations and executives who aren't (caught) breaking the law. Though when they are caught it's usually just a fine anyway, but again that has more to do with laws than the people who enforce them.
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They estimate 4000 workers in Qatar are going to die by the time the stadium is finished in 2022. (Already 1000+ deaths)
And not a single person doing a goddamn thing.
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dotsforlife wrote:

I'd rather Qatar hold it than Russia. We see how well they handled the Winter Olympics.


But Russia at least has existing infrastructure. They've hosted a UCL Final before.

Qatar has absolutely nothing.
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Instead of investigating the corruption of FIFA, lets investigate the corruption of the Government.


Can we not do both? I'd say that's fairly ideal. It shouldn't be investigate FIFA's corruption or government corruption, it should be investigate FIFA's corruption and the government's corruption. Sure one is perhaps not as large as the other, but a boil is still a boil and should be lanced
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vanguard1234523 wrote:


PurpleDjango wrote:

Instead of investigating the corruption of FIFA, lets investigate the corruption of the Government.


Can we not do both? I'd say that's fairly ideal. It shouldn't be investigate FIFA's corruption or government corruption, it should be investigate FIFA's corruption and the government's corruption. Sure one is perhaps not as large as the other, but a boil is still a boil and should be lanced


I agree with you but it's a fairly idealistic viewpoint. It seems like it's one or the other and i would prefer the FBI to deal with the US government first and priorite that over FIFA. So, after dealing with issues here then you can try dealing with other issues abroad
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eightcar wrote:

It had to be the US to bring down FIFA, as in most other countries FIFA is too powerful.

But for the US, our government can say look at the BIG corruption we brought down. Look at the BIG people we are going after and still not piss of the US corporate/wealthy masters.

It's pure bread and circuses for the masses, with an additional bonus of making the US look good to the average person in other countries.


I think it's less of a publicity stunt and more of them doing their jobs. Plus, it's not like the FBI can do anything to corporations and executives who aren't (caught) breaking the law. Though when they are caught it's usually just a fine anyway, but again that has more to do with laws than the people who enforce them.


Honestly, i think fining these multibillion dollar corporations billions of dollars is nothing to them. It's like chump change, we need more effective ways of dealing with them. We also can't do too much of these corporations make the backbone of their countries economy
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I don't think the US is going to do anything. FBI and other agency will not bite the hands that feeds them. No one wants to burn bridges in the political world. We think we're the world police, but within our borders we don't do much lol.
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A-Eky wrote:


whycantirememberit wrote:


eightcar wrote:

It had to be the US to bring down FIFA, as in most other countries FIFA is too powerful.

But for the US, our government can say look at the BIG corruption we brought down. Look at the BIG people we are going after and still not piss of the US corporate/wealthy masters.

It's pure bread and circuses for the masses, with an additional bonus of making the US look good to the average person in other countries.


I think it's less of a publicity stunt and more of them doing their jobs. Plus, it's not like the FBI can do anything to corporations and executives who aren't (caught) breaking the law. Though when they are caught it's usually just a fine anyway, but again that has more to do with laws than the people who enforce them.


Honestly, i think fining these multibillion dollar corporations billions of dollars is nothing to them. It's like chump change, we need more effective ways of dealing with them. We also can't do too much of these corporations make the backbone of their countries economy


Yeah, a corporation will commit an offense (sometimes very serious ones), but once they get caught people realize that the law doesn't have a good way of dealing with corporations committing crimes. If an executive is caught money laundering for instance, you have pretty clear laws to deal with that (though it's common for the wealthy to get away with some things, or at least get off lighter than others), but if a corporation commits a crime, you can't imprison a corporation. So instead they get slapped with a (often inconsequential) fine that is often less than what they earned committing the crime in the first place.

It's a problem with our legal system that doesn't recognize what to do when corporations commit crimes that would warrant something more than just a fine. Now as to why our legal system remains so outdated when it comes to the entities that dominate the global and domestic economy, well there are a lot of, probably depressing, reasons for that.
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