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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: March 10, 2022, 06:13:54 PM »
The Democratic establishment thought Biden was their only shot at beating Trump, so they engineered it so that he got the nomination, knowing full well (I believe) that he wasn't all there. It's really a shame that this is what politics is in this country, but there you go.

God forbid a fully lucid candidate like Bernie get a shot. No, they had to smear him because he was doing too well, in favor of a candidate that should never have really been seriously considered.

I'm glad Trump is out. I'd rather have someone incompetent in office than someone who's both incompetent and has no respect for decorum, democracy, or the rule of law. But my God does Biden suck.

Whether you're on the left or the right politics is just a shit show in America right now.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: March 09, 2022, 05:15:37 PM »


I love the irony, Tom! You've been brainwashed to love Russia, so when Russia invades a sovereign country any backlash from Americans must mean that we've been brainwashed to love Ukraine! I'm sure Comrade Putin is pleased with the work you're doing on his behalf, keep getting those strings pulled by those Russkies!  :D

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2022/03/06/putin-information-war-trump/

Well Action80 and Tom, keep doing what you're doing. It's exactly what Putin wants. It must be comforting letting others tell you what to do and think, rather than trying to do so on your own (I know, thinking for yourself is HARD, who has the energy)?

You're still puppets. It's just that now instead of the Right pulling your strings it's your beloved comrades in Mother Russia!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: March 04, 2022, 10:38:41 PM »
No comment on the fact that the Biden Administration lied about it and that it is illegal to distribute?

https://katv.com/news/nation-world/fact-check-team-is-the-federal-government-really-handing-out-drug-paraphernalia-glass-meth-crack-pipes-drugs

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WASHINGTON (TND) — Are your tax dollars going to be spent on government-provided drug paraphernalia?

It’s a headline that has been dominating social media all week. The White House says the reports are false yet now elected leaders are taking action to stop federal funding of pipes made for drug use.

The Fact Check Team has been looking into the issue to see what is actually behind this government-funded program and how it could impact communities across the U.S.

The first notable mention of this program came on Monday when the Washington Free Beacon put out a story titled, “Biden Admin To Fund Crack Pipe Distribution To Advance ‘Racial Equity.’”

The story claims that a $30 million grant program funded by the Department of Health and Human Services will provide money to help make drug use safer for addicts, including smoking kits.

It says an HHS spokesperson “told the Washington Free Beacon that these kits will provide pipes for users to smoke crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine,” and “any illicit substance.”

The White House also denied the claims on Wednesday saying, “They were never a part of the kit; it was inaccurate reporting.”

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On Friday, the Washington Free Beacon doubled down on their claims publishing a story headlined, “The Biden Administration Thinks You’re Stupid,” alleging that the White House only backed down on their plan to distribute the durg paraphernalia after their initial reporting.

When asked about this, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said glass pipes were “never a part of the kit; it was inaccurate reporting. And we wanted to put out information to make that clear.”

So what is actually in these safe smoke kits?

Pskai said the kits may contain alcohol swabs, lip balm and other materials meant to promote hygiene and reduce the transmission of diseases.

When it comes to these kits, there isn’t a standard. Different organizations have different lists of things that they offer as part of safe smoking kits but under Title 21 of federal law, drug paraphernalia is illegal.

So the HHS response about their grant funds that “Harm reduction programs that use federal funding must adhere to federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and other requirements related to such programs or services” means no pipes or drug paraphernalia because they are illegal to include.

LOL, you fucking hypocrite. Keep trolling. A president lying never mattered to you when his name was Trump.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« on: March 02, 2022, 06:39:36 PM »
https://www.cbr.com/peacemaker-anti-gravity-helmet-cant-work/amp/

I enjoy CBR's pointless little articles about seemingly everything pop culture related from time to time, but this one is just silly. The whole concept of antigravity makes no sense in physics, so any time the concept is introduced it contradicts physics. So duh, Peacemaker's antigravity helmet makes no sense, any more than antigravity makes sense on Star Trek or whatever. So nitpicking beyond that just seems like a dumb exercise. Somebody had a deadline and couldn't think of anything worthwhile to write about, lol

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« on: February 19, 2022, 06:36:55 AM »
And in perhaps the most predictable news imaginable, there's this (article contains spoilers), because Snyder fans were emboldened by the release of the Snyder cut and now they will never, ever shut up. Imagine being this fanatically loyal to a grim, cynical, and soulless vision of capeshit dreamed up by a director as dumb as he is pretentious.

Jesus, Snyder devotees have a lot in common with Trump devotees.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« on: February 18, 2022, 04:42:51 PM »
Peacemaker is the best thing to come out of the DCEU (whatever that even means anymore) yet. I've never been a fan of John Cena as an actor but he's fantastic in this; he certainly seems to have found his niche.

Those opening credits are the best of all time.

The Eagly special effects didn't seem so egregiously bad to me. The cow was laughable. But James Gunn seems to have a thing for big, goofy, fake looking monsters so it's all good. I feel like it's part of the joke.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Is a bear free?
« on: February 18, 2022, 12:05:49 AM »
Hardly.

Let’s go through your list:

First, denigrate the presenter by any means possible

From the banlist:

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Action80   Repeated personal attacks. ~junker

Check.

Second. label the communication as false

Quit typing incorrect information and falsehoods.

Check.

Finally, if all else fails, demand harsh consequences be inflicted because the communication must be false

Kind of like your creepy list you were keeping or reporting me for asking that a detailed thread be split to the appropriate forum.

Yup. Definitely sounds like you.

Give him a break; he's only doing what his hero Donald Trump does and projecting his many inadequacies on the people he interacts with.

It can happen to any delusional moron, really.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: February 04, 2022, 02:35:25 PM »
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/02/03/politics/arizona-bill-reject-election-results-effectively-blocked/index.html

It so often looks like the entire party has sold out and gone corrupt, it's nice to see a reminder here and there that there are still some Republicans with principles fighting the good fight.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: February 04, 2022, 08:51:55 AM »
Quote from: stack
I didn’t say nothing in the article was correct.

You posted 53 words from an article with over 4,000 words. You only found fault with those ones, which you suspect, but don't bother at all to provide evidence for, is incorrect.

I’ll let the first two paragraphs about chess speak for itself. Funny how that was your example.

But ok, if we’re now playing by your rules, it seems that voting for Joe Biden fends off obesity, unlike voting for other candidates. It also rids one of the unhealthy addiction to porn and televised football games.

Now provide some evidence that this is incorrect.

I'd like to submit that supporting Trump leads to obesity.
Evidence:
Trump eats unhealthy food.
Trump is visibly obese.
Trump's supporters admire his decisions, which must therefore include his diet and exercise decisions.
Therefore they like being unhealthy and obese.

In 2016 obesity was 39.8% in adults.
In 2018 obesity was 42.4% in adults.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db288.htm
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db360.htm

So while Trump was in office, obesity increased. 
Its clear: Trump makes his supporters fat.  Vote Biden to avoid obesity

No, Dave. The game is to boldly present something as fact with no evidence whatsoever, then demand proof that it's not the case. You put thought into it so you failed.  :(

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: February 04, 2022, 03:46:12 AM »
You’ve really got to be joking.

No, he's completely serious. For sure.  ::)

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: February 03, 2022, 02:16:27 AM »
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/591590-biden-leading-trump-desantis-by-similar-margins-in-new-poll?amp

It's comforting to see that even with the economy falling apart and Biden's popularity tanking people would still choose him over Tweedledum or Tweedledee in a hypothetical election right now.



Yeah. It's crazy how that works, how Biden can be so unpopular yet poised to pounce on his two most likely opponents if put up against either one of them in an election. Politics can be crazy sometimes. It appears that too many people have picked up on Trump being a grifter and DeSantis being a crazy moron for either one of them to win a general election.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: January 27, 2022, 05:07:48 PM »
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/591590-biden-leading-trump-desantis-by-similar-margins-in-new-poll?amp

It's comforting to see that even with the economy falling apart and Biden's popularity tanking people would still choose him over Tweedledum or Tweedledee in a hypothetical election right now.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: January 23, 2022, 11:55:09 PM »
Dr. Fauci says you may need to get a fourth jab soon.



Yep. So what?

Some people are really scared of needles, poor souls.  :(

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Eh, he's an old white southern Republican. He's racist. It's really only a question of degree.

And it was a Freudian slip if the tongue if anything.

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It's of course fun to have a laugh at Mitch McConnell's expense, I enjoy that as much as anyone else. But this one has me rolling my eyes. "Old man has tough time with words" is pretty boring. And that's not to say you (and all the talking heads posting about it) are wrong, it's just that there's no way anyone is going to see this through anything other than their already-established political goggles.

So what else is new?

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And Biden makes constant gaffes, so there's the whole glass houses and rocks thing too.

Oh for sure, and I've taken aim at him in the past for it too.  His comment that if you don't vote for him "you ain't black" was very cringey and condescending, for example, and somewhere in one of the threads dedicated to him I criticized him for it. And I was the one who brought it up, not a Tom or a Lackey.

But Republicans (modern Republicans, please don't trot out the tired cliche that it was the Democrats who fought for slavery and the Republicans who fought against it 160 years ago, it's just not constructive) have a history of this kind of thing. They keep the racism to themselves for the most part these days but it's there. They are fighting to keep white people in power right now. That's what all these voter suppression measures are all about.

This is beyond "old man has a tough time with words". He said what he meant, he just didn't mean to say what he meant.

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That's what everybody's favorite human eel, Mitch McConnell thinks, anyway.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/01/20/mcconnell-waves-off-voting-concerns-since-black-people-turn-out-heavily-americans/

"African-American voters are voting in just as high percentages as Americans."

Yep. Every now and then these assholes say the quiet part out loud.

Let's face it, he really thinks the concerns are misplaced because he doesn't see black people as Americans.

Should be fun seeing Tim Scott's awkward attempt at justifying the comment. The Republicans just love trotting out their token black Senator for damage control in these situations.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 15, 2022, 09:57:20 PM »
https://www.newsweek.com/mike-lindell-claims-banks-want-cut-ties-him-over-reputation-risk-1669781?amp=1

He's just being paranoid, right? I mean, why would any organization not want to be associated with a delusional lunatic trying to dismantle our democracy?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: January 14, 2022, 11:09:45 PM »
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/01/14/politics/biden-approval-rating-polling-memo/index.html

Putting out a statement to make sure it's understood that a poll showing deep unpopularity for the president is not accurate seems so... Trumpy. She seems to have come just short of referring to the poll as fake news.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 13, 2022, 03:45:41 AM »
Sure. I mean, that ignores all of the judges appointed by Trump who refused to back up his lies, and all of the Republicans that have spoken against the lie, and the fact that not a shred of evidence yet exists to support the lie. But wow, how interesting.
It's telling that you seem to think me pointing this out implies that I grant Trump's screeching legitimacy, or that you need to rush to Joe Biden's defence.

No, I didn't say the election was a fraud, nor do I believe it was (since this apparently needs stating 🙄). I said it was interesting that the only voter group that seems completely convinced is the group that won. If your nation keeps acting like polarising idiots, it's only gonna get more interesting.

Oh, crap. Then I guess I have to agree with you on all points. I totally misinterpreted what you were saying.

You have to understand that I come across many people who would say much what you said and be legitimizing Trump's claims. But in hindsight it was pretty dumb attributing anything like that to you.

As to the larger point, I just don't know what to do about the deeply polarized state of our country. It's frustrating, because as you well recognize, in this specific case anyway, one side is clearly right and one wrong. And the more you try to talk reason to them, the more they tune you out as an elitist communist snob. And if you try ridiculing them they wear it like a badge of honor. It's a fact that I keep bringing up that Rush Limbaugh's fans referred to themselves as dittoheads. It's a badge of honor to them to be a blithering puppet. It's unreal. And I'm not saying this isn't something you see on both sides, but it seems to be baked into being a modern Republican.

As far as Joe Biden I'm only rushing to his defense as a legitimate winner in the last election. I'm not happy with the job that he's doing. I still thank God every day that Trump isn't still in office.

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