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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: Today at 12:45:10 PM »
Because he is a winner standing on the back of losers.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 17, 2017, 04:33:12 PM »
Yes, AFTER they assumed absolute power.  I mean before.  When the process of government was actually working.  How did they get enough seats in their senate to GET absolute power?

Some brief history here:

Enough to research more if you want to.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 17, 2017, 02:17:08 AM »
Anyone know where I can stream this "Game of Thrones" I have been hearing so much about?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 17, 2017, 02:16:23 AM »
In honesty, I only read the washington post timeline but based on that, it sounds like it.  Otherwise the antifa protesters would have met the alt-right instead of waited for them.

Not necessarily.  Sometimes you stake out a battleground and wait for the enemy to come to you.  I am not sure, but I am sure that Antifa is a consistent violent and agitating presence at just about every protest they attend.  It should be expected that they would instigate some portion of the violence here. 

We totally have a racism problem.  Just look at the amount of unarmed black people killed by cops for proof.

I don't want to go too far down a debunking BLM claims road, but black cops are more likely to shoot black men than white cops are.  So how does that fit your narrative?  Are these black cops so reified that they no longer have the agency to resist the systemic racism?

Would still take someone wanting to kill white supremacists and such vs someone who stands by while those groups march unopposed.

Well if your first response to a white supremacist is to want to kill them, then I suppose I can't really sway you to a reasonable position.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 16, 2017, 01:51:59 PM »
Woah woah woah...

I never siad "self-defense"
I said defense.  As in "Defending America from bad people".
They came expecting a fight, I'm not denying that.  But they didn't go there to throw the first punch.

That would not be in line with past antifa behavior. Why are you so sure about that?

Secondly, are you sure there were only 50ish nazis?  I mean, the whole rally wasn't "Save our Statue" since they chanted "we will not be replaced" and "Jews will not replace us" while marching.  "Blood and Soil" at other times.  AND they came armed too.  So they were looking for a fight.

No one denies that the alt-right faction wasn't looking for a fight. My biggest issue is that left-wing media became so fixated on the narrative that Trump is once again Hitler that they neglected to report on the far-left presence that almost always leads to violence whether there are literal Nazis there or not. Both stories are important to the degree that they are accurately and fairly reported. America does not have a racism problem so much as it has a polarization problem. Echo chambers will lead to civil strife not experienced by most people alive today. 

Third: One man's terrorist is another man's patriot.  But against for people who want to oppress non-whites, I'm siding with the people against them.

If you're sure of their intentions sure. I would steer clear of Antifa as much as the alt-right. They both want bad things for a free, liberal society.

And Trump has, on several occasions during his campaign, advocated punching people in the face.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 14, 2017, 11:43:03 PM »

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 13, 2017, 07:01:35 PM »
You don't get too many opportunities as a politician to legitimately condemn literal nazis. It would, to me, seems politically expedient to take that opportunity to curry favor with centrists. I personally would have liked the far-right and the far-left protesters to have been called out since that is likely where all the inciting violence came from. It feels like a wasted opportunity to address the polarization of America which on display in miniature here.

EDIT: Not sure I really answered your question. It seems more likely that he was pandering to me because Trump has never had a problem calling out people before, especially when they are elements outside of his base. The first real high profile incident involving right wing elements and he has lost all his stridency and is now fair and balanced? Doesn't sound like the Trump I know.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 13, 2017, 06:23:21 PM »
Yes, trying to bait me into admitting a purely pedantic mistake does seem quite irrelevant.

Sorry deleted my post, before I saw you had replied. It's irrelevant because Trump appeared to be assuaging the actual violent protesters making your first statement perhaps incorrect and to boot, you admit in practice his actions are pointless. It seems more likely that Trump was trying to pander to the people who actually vote for him, in this case the white supremacists over the left-wingers.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 13, 2017, 02:15:47 PM »
listening to trump try to condemn the charlottesville violence without offending white nationalists would be p funny if it weren't so pathetic

I think he (rightfully) doesn't want to invigorate the extreme left that is just as capable of being violent.

How does tip-toeing around the culpability of white nationalists prevent the invigoration of the extreme left?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 10, 2017, 01:10:45 PM »

do you want ants a dictator?  because that's how you get ants a dictator.

I am not super-familiar with constitutional law surrounding elections.  Is there any mechanism by which this can be done legally?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: No Religion= Peace
« on: August 09, 2017, 03:04:06 PM »
Are you claiming she is a demon?

not at all .. a person is not a demon, however a person can be influenced by a demon < read a Bible :)

Are you claiming she is influenced by a demon?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: No Religion= Peace
« on: August 09, 2017, 02:54:06 PM »
Maybe not, most people just know Dawkins as 'that famous atheist guy' I'm guessing that when the studio directors were made aware of some of his comments, they decided that he wasn't worth the hassle and dropped him.

If that is the case, then their booker did a shitty job.  Dawkins has been at this for quite some time.  It is funny that they dropped him specifically for disparaging Islam and not any of the other religions he criticizes. 

Oh Rama ... where is your sense of humor ...

With the funny people.

btw: just because a woman mentions God does not automatically mean that she is Christian ...
the Demons believe in God and they tremble

Are you claiming she is a demon?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: No Religion= Peace
« on: August 08, 2017, 10:18:24 PM »
Because I am not a fan of religious belief, I am a hard-core leftist? You aren't doing much to dispel your irrational reputation.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: No Religion= Peace
« on: August 08, 2017, 08:33:24 PM »

Look what happened when the common Christian woman takes a plane... O... M... G...

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: No Religion= Peace
« on: August 08, 2017, 04:17:30 PM »
As a representative of the hard-core-left, I can say that I really don't care, Dawkins hasn't been relevant in years and private radio stations aren't obliged to give anyone a platform.

It's just strange and hypocritical that Dawkins would get no-platforms for this. It's almost like they had no idea who Dawkins was before booking him to speak.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: No Religion= Peace
« on: August 07, 2017, 06:57:28 PM »
It's fascinating how comfortable you are with just concocting reality to suit your narrative. Are all your brethren like this? Or are they less or more reasonable than you?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: No Religion= Peace
« on: August 04, 2017, 11:45:38 AM »
You're the shittiest proselytizer ever.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: No Religion= Peace
« on: August 03, 2017, 01:06:40 PM »
It will bring peace in a 1984 sort of way.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: No Religion= Peace
« on: August 02, 2017, 07:11:20 PM »
Pushing your post back to the top of the forum doesn't make it more worthy of responding to.

Technology & Information / Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« on: August 01, 2017, 12:12:04 PM »
Slightly Tangential: Radiolab did a podcast on the creation of the Z-Coin cypher. Pretty interesting js

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