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20th Sep '16 7:38:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* The whole NSA scandal has produced some really strange alliances. The anti-Snowden camp has UsefulNotes/BarackObama, John Boehner, Michele Bachmann, Nancy Pelosi, UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton, Dick Cheney, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, John [=McCain=], and Creator/AlFranken. Meanwhile, the pro-Snowden camp contains AlGore, UsefulNotes/SarahPalin, UsefulNotes/RonPaul, Creator/MichaelMoore, and Radio/GlennBeck. And there's also Bill Maher who hasn't seemed to have picked a side yet.

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* The whole NSA scandal has produced some really strange alliances. The anti-Snowden camp has UsefulNotes/BarackObama, John Boehner, Michele Bachmann, Nancy Pelosi, UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton, Dick Cheney, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, John [=McCain=], and Creator/AlFranken. Meanwhile, the pro-Snowden camp contains AlGore, UsefulNotes/AlGore, UsefulNotes/SarahPalin, UsefulNotes/RonPaul, Creator/MichaelMoore, and Radio/GlennBeck. And there's also Bill Maher who hasn't seemed to have picked a side yet.
12th Sep '16 7:39:38 PM WestTxTapper
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** In the literal last days of the war in Europe, after the outcome was a foregone conclusion, a cobbled together force from the American army, rescued French prisoners, and the Austrian resistance teamed up with anti-Nazi elements of the Wehrmacht to defend a liberated POW camp against SS forces sent to execute everyone in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Castle_Itter Battle for Castle Itter.]]


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** In the literal last days of the war in Europe, after the outcome was a foregone conclusion, a cobbled together force from the American army, rescued French prisoners, and the Austrian resistance teamed up with anti-Nazi elements of the Wehrmacht to defend a liberated POW camp against SS forces sent to execute everyone in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Castle_Itter Battle for Castle Itter.]]


24th Aug '16 7:09:15 AM ZimFan89
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** A major example would be UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt's New Deal coalition. Combining the support of Southern whites, ethnic/religious/racial minorities, labor unions, the working poor, political liberals, and big city political machines, this alliance kept the Democrats in power from the early 30s until the late 60s (excluding the two Eisenhower elections of 1952 and 1956) when it fell apart due to the Democrats' factional infighting.
** A minor but still interesting example can also be seen in the 65th Congress (1917-1919). In the 1916 elections, the Democrats had secured a majority in the Senate, but the Republicans had a slim plurality in the House of Representatives. To counter this, the Democrats convinced a number of third party Congressmen (a handful of Progressives and the House's sole Socialist) to caucus with them, giving them the required numbers for a majority.
21st Aug '16 5:14:19 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** In the literal last days of the war in Europe, after the outcome was a foregone conclusion, a cobbled together force from the American and French armies (plus the Austrian resistance) teamed up with anti-Nazi elements of the Wermacht to defend a liberated POW camp against SS forces sent to execute everyone in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Castle_Itter Battle for Castle Itter.]]


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** In the literal last days of the war in Europe, after the outcome was a foregone conclusion, a cobbled together force from the American and army, rescued French armies (plus prisoners, and the Austrian resistance) resistance teamed up with anti-Nazi elements of the Wermacht Wehrmacht to defend a liberated POW camp against SS forces sent to execute everyone in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Castle_Itter Battle for Castle Itter.]]

20th Aug '16 2:28:34 PM ImpudentInfidel
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\n** In the literal last days of the war in Europe, after the outcome was a foregone conclusion, a cobbled together force from the American and French armies (plus the Austrian resistance) teamed up with anti-Nazi elements of the Wermacht to defend a liberated POW camp against SS forces sent to execute everyone in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Castle_Itter Battle for Castle Itter.]]

31st Jul '16 9:35:38 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* Industry trade groups in general. Companies within a particular industry might be fierce rivals, but they will often work together to protect their shared interests. For example, they might oppose government regulations that cut into everyone's profits, or push for government regulations that create barriers to entry for disruptive new competitors. It's also common for such groups to collaborate on industry standards that benefit everyone, such as the security requirements enforced by the credit card industry.

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* Industry trade groups in general. Companies within a particular industry might be fierce rivals, but they will often work together to protect their shared interests. For example, they might oppose government regulations that cut into everyone's profits, or push for government regulations that create barriers to entry for disruptive new competitors. It's also common for such groups to collaborate on industry standards that benefit everyone, such as the security requirements enforced by the credit card industry.
29th Jul '16 9:02:14 AM backpack
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* Following the 2016 Orlando Shootings some members of the Republican Party, such as Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich, tried to bring LGBT voters over on the basis that their community was being targetted by Islamic Terrorists, and the Republican Party would be better at protecting them than the Democrats. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement The sincerity or morality of this move is beyond the scope of this article.]] It is notable, however, that the call received cheers when presented in speeches at the RNC, but attempts to adopt an amendement condemning ISIS for its crimes against the LGBT Community in the Party Platform was voted down.
20th Jul '16 2:51:28 PM RobTan
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* In 1932, the Chancellor of Germany was Franz von Papen; who was almost universally disliked, had been installed by his close friend who was also an advisor of the increasingly senile President Paul von Hindenburg, and lead a cabinet of unelected technocrats. The two largest parties in the parliament were the Nazis and the Communists, who between them had enough seats to form a majority coalition but obviously couldn't govern together, not least because their supporters had been in open street brawls only days before. Papen hoped he could use the situation to dissolve parliament and take over completely, and managed to get Hindenburg to sign declarations which would have made him a dictator in all but name. When he attended the first session, the Communists immediately called a vote of no confidence. The Nazis had promised to counter the motion, but stayed conspicuously silent. When Papen tried to produce the declaration dissolving parliament and suspending future elections, the Speaker (Hermann Goering) pretended not to notice him, and Papen was forced to call another election.
19th Jul '16 2:04:12 AM AgProv
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** A funny example in 2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany defeated the host country, Brazil, for a spectacular 7-1 in one of the semifinals, which was the worst defeat Brazil ever suffered and a traumatic experience for all the fans. At one point the Brazilian fans (those which hadn't left already during the first half) was cheering on the German team. The other semifinal match was Netherlands X Argentina, with the latter winning and making it into the finals against Germany. Nearly ALL Brazilians rooted for Germany, out of spite and fun. And Germany scored 1-0 during additional extra time, thus winning the tournament. Brazilian fans were satisfied, even after losing 3rd place match to Netherlands, just because the arch-rival Argentina was defeated. For those not familiar with soccer, Brazil vs. Argentina is probably the greatest rivalry in the world of soccer - to the point that there is a Cup that only these two national treams dispute! It also helped that this was only the second time Germany and Brazil meet in a World Cup, and the German team won fairly gracefully, toning down the goal celebrations at one point and comforting members of the host team after the game. Plus, loosing so badly is already a disgrace, but loose so badly against team which then doesn't move forward to win the cup can be considered as even worse.

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** A funny example in 2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany defeated the host country, Brazil, for a spectacular 7-1 in one of the semifinals, which was the worst defeat Brazil ever suffered and a traumatic experience for all the fans. At one point the Brazilian fans (those which hadn't left already during the first half) was cheering on the German team. The other semifinal match was Netherlands X Argentina, with the latter winning and making it into the finals against Germany. Nearly ALL Brazilians rooted for Germany, out of spite and fun. And Germany scored 1-0 during additional extra time, thus winning the tournament. Brazilian fans were satisfied, even after losing 3rd place match to Netherlands, just because the arch-rival Argentina was defeated. For those not familiar with soccer, Brazil vs. Argentina is probably the greatest rivalry in the world of soccer soccer[[note]]Outside the regular Scottish derby between Glasgow Celtic and Glasgow Rangers, for which all police leave is routinely cancelled and extra police are drafted into Glasgow from other police forces as far away as England[[/note]] - to the point that there is a Cup that only these two national treams dispute! It also helped that this was only the second time Germany and Brazil meet in a World Cup, and the German team won fairly gracefully, toning down the goal celebrations at one point and comforting members of the host team after the game. Plus, loosing so badly is already a disgrace, but loose so badly against team which then doesn't move forward to win the cup can be considered as even worse.
16th Jul '16 1:24:28 AM DavidDelony
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* Hillary Clinton's detractors on both the left and the right have called on her to be indicted for her email improprieties, to the point where it's difficult sometimes to tell Trump supporters from diehard supporters of Sanders.
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