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https://www.avclub.com/kevin-sorbo-hercules-christian-conservative-1849591197

Yes, so many actors in recent years have won Oscars for playing pedophile terrorists, but kudos to Kevin Sorbo for refusing those roles even though they'd be guaranteed to win him a statue. Stick to your principles, Kev.

So what he really means is...

"To won an Oscar, I need a role I can really connect with."

Really his biggest problem is that there are only so many pedophile terrorist characters to go around in a given year and you just know people like Tom Hanks or George Clooney are getting first dibs.

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https://www.avclub.com/kevin-sorbo-hercules-christian-conservative-1849591197

Yes, so many actors in recent years have won Oscars for playing pedophile terrorists, but kudos to Kevin Sorbo for refusing those roles even though they'd be guaranteed to win him a statue. Stick to your principles, Kev.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: September 27, 2022, 06:34:49 PM »
I don't know why you've decided that everything I say is about you

It's called narcissism.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: September 11, 2022, 06:27:41 PM »
Also, I want to expand a bit: if it were rigorously, scientifically shown that a specific group of people are, say, 70% more likely to do violence in their lifetime, is it the government's duty to marginalize them? If some X feature of a person (outside of their control) is shown to predispose them to murder people, should that person be marginalized (or even aborted before they are born)?

Are you suggesting that such a race would be genetically predisposed to violence, or are you describing something that might exist in the real world?

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Further, would you agree or disagree that aborting a fetus detected to have down syndrome is reasonable?

Sure, why not? As long as it's not late term.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: September 11, 2022, 02:17:41 PM »
As I said in the Trump thread, Republicans and high-profile, mainstream conservatives insult and slander Democrats, Democratic voters, working-class people, and people who simply live in Democratic areas all the time. It's not just Trump; it's a ton of Republicans that do it, and they do it regularly. Here's Ted Cruz just the other day:

https://boingboing.net/2022/08/29/ted-cruz-thinks-student-loan-debt-makes-you-a-slacker-with-a-bong.html

Even though there was some deserved backlash to this comment, you probably didn't hear about this on the news. It's partially because the mainstream media is numb to the general level of crudeness from Republicans by now, and it's partially because they've enabled the major double standard that Democrats are the ones who have a problem with insulting and disrespecting their fellow Americans, despite the fact that the vast majority of insults, abuse, and lies come from the other side of the aisle. It's why we still hear about how upset Republicans were by Hillary's "deplorables" comment and how it was such a huge gaffe that it cost her the election and why can't Democrats learn from it and blah blah blah, while Republicans and Fox News continuing to talk about how Democrats are pedophiles and are currently burning down major cities goes unchallenged. The same thing applies in this case. There is nothing that Biden said in his speech that wasn't considerably more measured, nuanced, and factual than the torrent of abuse Republicans regularly pour on Democrats and the residents of Democrat-run areas. Yes, Trumpism is a threat to American democracy. Trump and his followers want to put themselves in power and pass laws to ensure they'll never lose power. They look towards Hungary under Viktor Orbán as a model for what America should be. That is a disastrous, fundamentally anti-democratic, and yes, fascist agenda to pursue, and it deserves to be called out for what it is. If that offends you, then you deserve to be offended.

It's progressives and woke culture that are at fault for riling people up to vote for Trump. We'd have our electric cars and renewable energy goals on track to being met if it wasn't for the whole anti-white crusade that progressives have been propagating for the last several years. They tried to change the culture too quickly.
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Ladies and gentlemen, the inherent racism of the average Republican, laid bare.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Ultraprocessed Foods
« on: September 10, 2022, 10:24:45 PM »
I do not eat disgusting ultraprocessed vegetable material reformed to look, taste, and feel like meat. Ew.
It seems strange to avoid such a broad category of foods based on the general principle of production. Personally, I prefer to try specific products and decide if I like them.

Based on the article, maybe you should reconsider that strategy.

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That also does not appear to be what this article is talking about. Some examples of ultraprocessed foods it gives are "margarine", "candies" and "sweetened yogurt". Do you avoid these things too?

I avoid margarine. And as a general rule I avoid candy too, because it's just not good for you. Occasionally I'll have a sweetened yogurt, I guess ya got me.  :(

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Ultraprocessed Foods
« on: September 10, 2022, 09:38:32 PM »
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/ultra-processed-foods-linked-to-heart-disease-cancer-and-death-studies-show

Keep eating your Impossible meat, folks. You're helping save the world, I am sure. I'll stick with real food myself.
Have you seen that list?
Its basically "If you have a diet high in saturated fats, sugars, and preservatives, it'll cause issues".  And that's like... duh?

Sure. Ignoring the rest of the list, duh.
Well the list was what qualified it as Ultraprocessed.  I doubt they went so deep as to find food that had nothing except flavor packs and tested if that has a higher risk of cancer/disease or not.

You literally quoted one item on the list, though. Did you miss the others?

I'll stick with real food myself.
What do you mean by "real food"? Do you only pick wild fruits and hunt game to avoid the human influence of artificial selection? Or is making our food supply more efficient only okay as long as we don't understand what we're doing too well?

The article categorizes food as unprocessed or minimally processed, processed culinary ingredients, processed, and ultraprocessed, and singles out ultraprocessed as the one that's really bad for you. So yeah, I eat some processed foods, it's kinda impossible in modern society to avoid it. I do not eat disgusting ultraprocessed vegetable material reformed to look, taste, and feel like meat. Ew.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Ultraprocessed Foods
« on: September 10, 2022, 09:06:57 PM »
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/ultra-processed-foods-linked-to-heart-disease-cancer-and-death-studies-show

Keep eating your Impossible meat, folks. You're helping save the world, I am sure. I'll stick with real food myself.
Have you seen that list?
Its basically "If you have a diet high in saturated fats, sugars, and preservatives, it'll cause issues".  And that's like... duh?

Sure. Ignoring the rest of the list, duh.

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Also:
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However, researchers reported no correlation between overall ultra-processed food consumption and increased colorectal cancer risk in women.
Apparently women are immune? 

Oh wait no...
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Additionally, researchers found that certain types of ultra-processed foods placed both men and women at higher colorectal cancer risk.
Ok, can someone explain why those two sentences, literally one after the other, seem to be contradictory?

You missed the word "overall" in the first case and the phrase "certain types" in the second.

Come on Dave, even you can do better than this. I think.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Ultraprocessed Foods
« on: September 10, 2022, 08:31:38 PM »
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/ultra-processed-foods-linked-to-heart-disease-cancer-and-death-studies-show

Keep eating your Impossible meat, folks. You're helping save the world, I am sure. I'll stick with real food myself.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Queen
« on: September 08, 2022, 07:28:23 PM »
You know Charles is all "It's about bloody time!"

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 05, 2022, 06:14:32 PM »
I think the republicans are hoping for that too.  So their side can feel like their hero is under attack and needs to be saved.

They might be. But my understanding is that polling is against them on that point.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 05, 2022, 06:09:59 PM »
https://www.npr.org/2022/09/05/1120885510/doj-trump-special-master-judge

Yes, very good. Extend the investigation as long as possible. Let's do everything we can to make sure it's still fresh in people's minds in November.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 05, 2022, 03:06:53 PM »
The first and third statutes are truly meaningless, because they require proof of malicious intent, and you're unlikely to get that with Trump. The fact that he's such a clueless idiot is going to be a major obstacle for the prosecution to prove malicious intent.

The second statute has legs, and could end up barring Trump from holding public office, despite the penalty itself (probably a fine, which won't hurt Trump) being kind of weak. I feel like it will be a lot easier to show that Trump removed the records intentionally than to show that he did it with malicious intent.

He's not going to jail, but maybe they can stop him from being able to run for President again.

Perhaps. But wouldn't it be hilarious to see trump try to defend himself in court by claiming he's too stupid to commit the crime.

I doubt he would. He thinks he a sooper genius, with the best brain. But it's actually something his colleagues have argued about things he's done in the past. I don't think they ever literally said he was an idiot but the "He didn't know any better" argument has successfully shielded him from suspicion of wrongdoing in the past (at least with enough people) because it's so gosh darn hard to argue against in his case.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 04, 2022, 09:01:36 PM »
The first and third statutes are truly meaningless, because they require proof of malicious intent, and you're unlikely to get that with Trump. The fact that he's such a clueless idiot is going to be a major obstacle for the prosecution to prove malicious intent.

The second statute has legs, and could end up barring Trump from holding public office, despite the penalty itself (probably a fine, which won't hurt Trump) being kind of weak. I feel like it will be a lot easier to show that Trump removed the records intentionally than to show that he did it with malicious intent.

He's not going to jail, but maybe they can stop him from being able to run for President again.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 02, 2022, 07:58:17 PM »
https://nypost.com/2022/09/02/biden-walks-back-attacks-on-trump-voters-in-anti-maga-speech/

Nah. It's clear when he refers to the MAGA Republicans who are taking over the Party and thriving on lies, he's referring to the politicians, maybe the pundits. There's nothing quoted here that would make one assume he was referring to the rank-and-file zombies who support Trump (and the article is really trying very hard to make that case).

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 02, 2022, 10:05:15 AM »
According to the leftist narrative this is over the 100th time Trump was supposed to have been sentenced to years of prison since 2016. Every couple of weeks there has been a declaration by the left that Trump is done for. How about you stop embarrassing yourselves and only post again when it actually happens.

Pst...
Hillary Clinton.

lol

I mean Tom's fundamentally right, of course. Trump is likely never going to jail no matter how much he obviously deserves to. But remember when Trump pushed the racist narrative that Obama wasn't really American literally years after it had been definitively proven otherwise? Good times.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 01, 2022, 07:57:37 PM »
I guess I'm about a week behind. So when Trump said that the FBI planted confidential documents he's now arguing they didn't?

New Trump filing undercuts two pillars of his public defense

Ever since the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago early last month, former president Donald Trump and his most faithful allies have downplayed the severity of his suspected offenses by 1) baselessly suggesting that the FBI might have planted documents and, alternatively, 2) arguing that he had somehow declassified the documents.
In its most substantial filing responding to the government’s claims, though, Trump’s legal team Wednesday night offered a very different argument — one that undercut both of those evidence-free claims.


It's okay, none of Trump's zombie followers will ever question it.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: September 01, 2022, 01:28:58 AM »
I mean, Sherlock Holmes was a druggie himself so based on that you can be a druggie and a genius at the same time.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 31, 2022, 05:10:12 PM »
imo any politician who supports the ball earth is either brainwashed, or in on it. and considering the resources a president has, such as controlling NASA, they know. trump is no different, he is with satan

Preach on brother

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