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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: May 21, 2024, 12:30:59 AM »
No, it was stolen and sold to the right because they love invading privacy.
One wonders what type of life would be more concerned over any act of possible theft than that of actual acts of child abuse and pedophilia...

Well, she doesn't seem to see it that way.

Furthermore, in her letter to the judge, Ashley Biden wrote that others had "once-grossly" misinterpreted her "once-private" writings and thrown "false accusations that defame my character and those of the people I love."

Biden also said that her "innermost thoughts" recorded in the diary had been "constantly distorted and manipulated," and assumed that the point of the theft was to "peddle grotesque lies by distorting my stream-of-consciousness thoughts."

I think the opinion of the alleged victim holds more weight than that of some Conservative spinmasters whose whole careers practically center around defaming Joe Biden, or of some internet trolls who just don't seem to know better than to trust those dubious sources.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: falsification, epistemology, FE and RE
« on: May 19, 2024, 11:22:03 PM »
So the solipsist can not believe RE or FE.

As I understand it, according to the definition of solipsism, of course? Seems odd to make your conclusion to such a long post something that is a given.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Covid-19 vaccine two shots
« on: May 12, 2024, 12:48:32 PM »
Did anyone here even get fries for subjecting themselves to drug testing?



No. I feel cheated.  >o<

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Man or bear?
« on: May 11, 2024, 08:04:53 AM »
Moose are kinda dumb though. It's squirrel you really need to watch out for.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 07, 2024, 03:53:50 PM »
It's a complete non-issue, just another example of Trump doing anything he can to delay or end the trial.

That he actually seems to think this is something to be taken seriously indicates a severe case of TDS on Action80's part, poor guy.  :(

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: April 18, 2024, 01:25:58 PM »
So what you're saying is that if Democrats were Republicans, Republicans would vote for them.

Tom gonna Tom.

Yeah but it demonstrates that Republicans don't care about anything except their policies being supported.  Realistically we could put up an AI that just scans conservative sites for opinions and does that.  Would be way less hassle and embarassment than Trump.

Black Mirror basically did an episode around this premise.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« on: April 18, 2024, 12:18:08 PM »
Well it certainly makes perfect sense that the primary component of a movie's fanbase is the demographic that the entire genre is built around. It's sort of like being surprised that Transformer films are mostly viewed by teenagers as well.

You're not wrong. I just think it's interesting that of all capeshit films, it's the R-rated psychological thriller with no action or explosions where its most enthusiastic fans quickly make it clear how young and inexperienced they are.

In what way is this interesting?

Also Taxi Driver is overrated trash, Joker is a better movie, and there's nothing inherently wrong with a movie's creator wearing his influences on his sleeve. Controversial opinions?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: April 18, 2024, 12:08:16 PM »
So what you're saying is that if Democrats were Republicans, Republicans would vote for them.

Tom gonna Tom.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« on: April 15, 2024, 06:57:36 PM »
This just in: most of Paw Patrol's audience is young children!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: April 12, 2024, 05:36:36 AM »
It's clearly the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.

Probably not.

I don't know why Tom keeps saying this. It's like he thinks it's the general opinion of liberals, like we've been saying this over and over for as long as he has, perpetually locked in the fantasy that Trump's comeuppance is right around the corner, and obviously that's not the case with most of us. I doubt there are many American liberals that by this point don't have the attitude that nothing is going to hurt Trump because he's invincible, or at least that they'll believe it when they see it.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: April 10, 2024, 11:48:36 PM »
"The former president owns a majority stake in the company and his stake was valued at about $2.9 billion on Monday, down from a peak of over $6 billion after its debut on its trading debut."

It sounds like Trump's stake is still worth billions. This still appears to be his most profitable venture, and appears to be a doing lot better than most business ventures.

As long as you're Trump, of course. All those people who made him rich by investing in his worthless shit, on the other hand...

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Flat Earth Investigations / Re: I am wondering why I do not see...
« on: April 08, 2024, 11:09:58 PM »
Saw it today. Transcendent experience, I'm so glad I traveled to Texas to see it. I don't think it really proves anything about the shape of the Earth, but it's definitely a potent reminder of how awe-inspiring (and, dare I say, magical) the universe can be.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: April 03, 2024, 12:32:48 AM »
He had a choice to declare Transgender Day of Visibility Transgender Day of Visibility. The fact that it occurred on Easter is a coincidence.

I have to say you usually seem to try to avoid it, Tom, but sometimes you really do read like a parody. It can be hilarious sometimes. At any rate it's literally impossible to take you seriously in this case, I hope you understand.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: March 19, 2024, 12:18:30 AM »
I suspect Trump could get this money if he really wanted to, through multiple lenders, creative financing, etc. Even in the complaints from his lawyers they inadvertently describe some ways he could do it. But that is the wrong play here. If New York actually seizes his assets it will be shocking international news which would have the effect of turning Trump into a martyr.

Only to the sycophantic cult members though, and he's already been a martyr to them for years, so no big deal.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: March 02, 2024, 11:30:20 AM »
And therefore not a leader but a spokesman or figurehead.

Wow. Ok, look up the definition of the word "president" as it pertains to our government and get back to me. This isn't the fucking Royal Family we're talking about here.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: March 01, 2024, 10:23:19 PM »
Biden just isn’t well enough to be president. He’s not well enough physically or mentally.
Hmm. I dunno about this. To me, one of them (Trump, to avoid ambiguity) has bad intentions, while the other one is "just" in bad health*. We definitely agree that neither is ideal. But, to me, it seems like our options are a comparably healthy person who's actively malicious, and one person who might end up handing power over to another milquetoast Democrat if things get bad enough.

* - if we even accept that narrative to begin with. I honestly don't know if he's any worse than Trump on that front. Recall the hysteria around Trump's health when he was president - and the counter-argument in which his health was declared to be Truly Presidential™ by his doctor.
I'm not sure Trump is actually malicious. He's not trying to take America down from the inside.

Interesting take, that the man who literally led a violent effort to subvert our Democratic process isn't "actually malicious". I'm sure a lot of people who aren't crazy about Trump but can't stomach the thought of 4 more years of Biden are rationalizing things the same way.

It's demonstrably wrong, of course...

He strongly encouraged others to do a thing.  Not really leading, per se.

That being said, maybe he's so delusional with rich man privledge that he honestly thinks he won?

Dave, he was asking for it for months. His followers wouldn't have been there if he hadn't been asking for it. He was the leader of our country, and for a lot of people he held, and still holds, the power of a cult leader, and he encouraged his followers to lead an insurrection to subvert our Democratic process and install him as a dictator.

I can't imagine how it can be argued that he didn't literally lead it.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: March 01, 2024, 07:46:11 PM »
Biden just isn’t well enough to be president. He’s not well enough physically or mentally.
Hmm. I dunno about this. To me, one of them (Trump, to avoid ambiguity) has bad intentions, while the other one is "just" in bad health*. We definitely agree that neither is ideal. But, to me, it seems like our options are a comparably healthy person who's actively malicious, and one person who might end up handing power over to another milquetoast Democrat if things get bad enough.

* - if we even accept that narrative to begin with. I honestly don't know if he's any worse than Trump on that front. Recall the hysteria around Trump's health when he was president - and the counter-argument in which his health was declared to be Truly Presidential™ by his doctor.
I'm not sure Trump is actually malicious. He's not trying to take America down from the inside.

Interesting take, that the man who literally led a violent effort to subvert our Democratic process isn't "actually malicious". I'm sure a lot of people who aren't crazy about Trump but can't stomach the thought of 4 more years of Biden are rationalizing things the same way.

It's demonstrably wrong, of course...

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: February 20, 2024, 07:35:06 PM »
I didn't mean he was actually defrauding people.
I mean, if you're going to go around spending $300 on sneakers then you're clearly an idiot, but I guess that's your business.
I just find it hilarious how easy Trump finds it to extract money from his cult.

$300 isn't an unusual amount to spend on fashionable sneakers. I'd never spend it but I know people who would.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: February 18, 2024, 05:13:28 PM »
compos mentis1
Ah. Thanks. I rarely see it written down so I took a punt!

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Many of the things he's said, especially during his presidency when his publicity was at its highest, strongly suggested that his grasp on reality was tenuous at best. Are you sure that you're comparing the two fairly, rather than falling for the trap of hearing Biden say silly things more recently?

I largely agree that Trump has little grasp of reality but I think it’s in a different way to Biden. Trump doesn’t seem to know or care what is true, and I agree that’s not an ideal trait in a president. And I basically hate everything he says and stands for. But I think he’s basically mentally all there. He talks bollocks but does so because he’s an idiot and a narcissist. He’s not actually demented.

I strongly disagree. His grasp of reality was already tenuous while he was president, and he's only gotten more unhinged as time has gone on. Those little gaffes of Biden's that have everyone so worried about his mental state? Those moments where he seems to lose track of what's going on? Such moments exist for Trump as well, in spades.

I'm not sure either one of them is "all there". But all things being equal (which as far as their mental acuity goes they probably are, or very close to it anyway) I'll take benevolent over evil any fucking day and I think it's insane to think otherwise.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: February 15, 2024, 08:57:54 PM »
Putin endorses Joe Biden for POTUS. Very interesting.

Yes I'm sure that the master propagandist and manipulator isn't propagandizing and being manipulative with that endorsement. Seems legit.  ::)

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