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Famous last words of child rapist Rosenbaum before he died: "shoot me, nigga!" He wasn't black, by the way. So Rittenhouse killed a racist rapist that was attacking him. How sad, how horrible, society is so much worse off because of this. Where's the justice? lmao.

You know that none of this is relevant to the case at hand. Rosenbaum clearly wasn't trying to rape anyone or commit a hate crime. Murder trials are not settled on the question of "but was the victim a good person tho."

Of course it's relevant. There's a very good reason why character witnesses are so often used in court: the jury's feelings about people differ. Rosenbaum was a deranged child rapist and is more likely to try to assault someone he deems weak enough to do so. However, he realized that raping people with guns is a lot tougher to do and died while contemplating his newfound life lesson.

I'm glad he's dead. He deserved it and the man who killed him deserves to walk free.

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On the other hand, he was specifically and expressly going to the event to act as a vigilante. His intent in that regard is quite clear. And that action directly led to the deaths of three people. Is it really just if he gets off scot free?

He wasn't specifically or expressly doing either of those things. That's your own speculation on the subject fed to you by other people speculating on the subject. That sort of speculation is nonsense, which is why very coincidentally, it wasn't presented in court.

I still think the real villains are the cops who chatted up an apparent minor carrying around a deadly weapon without questioning it. The fact that they welcomed his presence and the presence of others acting as vigilantes is troubling and should be considered negligent.

Why would a cop question a person open carrying in a state where such a thing is completely legal? You could argue that the cop should have asked Rittenhouse for his ID, but other than that, there's nothing inherently wrong with carrying a "deadly weapon" out in the open.

Accountability would be Rittenhouse receiving some sort of punishment for his actions.

Accountable for what actions, exactly? We must be watching two different videos, because as I see it, Rittenhouse did absolutely nothing wrong. He fulfilled his duty to flee. He only shot people who physically assaulted him or pointed a gun at him. Here's an idea: don't assault or threaten people with guns, you will get shot.

Famous last words of child rapist Rosenbaum before he died: "shoot me, nigga!" He wasn't black, by the way. So Rittenhouse killed a racist rapist that was attacking him. How sad, how horrible, society is so much worse off because of this. Where's the justice? lmao.

It's much like the Breonna Taylor situation.

No, it isn't, lmao. Breonna Taylor didn't get shot after attacking other people.


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https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/580967-judge-admonishes-prosecutor-in-rittenhouse-trial

It’s like they sought out the most incompetent prosecutor possible lol

In my very objective and unique opinion, the prosecutor was somehow coerced into going through with prosecuting a case he almost certainly knew wouldn't win.

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My dudes, did you know you can remove quotes from a quoted reply so that you don't have a quote tree taking up 90% of everyone's screen space?

Please see: https://forum.tfes.org/index.php?topic=5485.0

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This guy would be done for had nearly the entire incident not been videotaped. The video evidence is going to end up exonerating Rittenhouse entirely. I don't think any of the prosecution witnesses helped argue for guilt and I'm surprised that this went to trial at all. Embarrassing waste of justice system finances and a testament to the ridiculous nature of modern media.


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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: November 06, 2021, 09:39:20 PM »
this game is cursed

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: November 06, 2021, 07:36:52 PM »
bout to watch auburn destroy the aggies js

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Action80s hit list
« on: November 06, 2021, 07:29:50 PM »
While I'm not sure this comes across as a hit list, publishing lists of People I Do Not Like And Will Not Forget isn't something I endorse, either. I'll tell him to knock it off.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Action80s hit list
« on: November 06, 2021, 06:57:45 PM »
I'm not finding any sort of posted hit list, is this something Action80 is PM'ing you? I'm not fully understanding what's happened.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: The borders of the conspiracy
« on: November 06, 2021, 06:51:41 PM »
Yes I use GPS very often and have done so at sea), as have many millions if not few billion others (using GPS or one of the other global or regional systems).  Given that the receiver is measuring arrival times, I see no way that this can be faked.
I have not personally used a Sat phone.
Yes I have used satellite TV and played with moving the dish around watching signal strength).
You can see earth sensing data, just google for it.
Weather satellite data is of course used/seen constantly.

That's not working with GPS. That's using GPS. At the end of the day, GPS is just a signal frequency popping out of the sky. You don't know what put it there.

Entirely anectdotal, but... I've actually talked to someone very near and dear to me who I trust implicitly on their Sat phone while she was 1800 miles south of Hawaii and thousands more from any other land mass on a 2 handed sailing trip from the US to Tahiti. And she was the navigatrix and was using GPS and real-time weather charts the entire crossing there and back.

Threading two storms, their mainsail got torn. Still usable, but nerve-wracking nonetheless 1000's of miles from land. In any case, she called me on their Sat phone to let me know what was going on. We only talked for a minute or 2 because Sat phone usage is extremely expensive.

As said above, this isn't working with those systems. This is just a form of using them.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: The borders of the conspiracy
« on: November 05, 2021, 06:26:42 PM »
Precisely.  Plus of course space based systems like GPS, sat phones, satellite TV, earth sensing, and weather satellites all work. 

Do they? Do you often work with GPS, sat phones, satellite TV, earth sensing and weather satellites?

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Flat Earth Community / Re: The borders of the conspiracy
« on: October 31, 2021, 05:54:18 PM »
Well, let's take the opposite of the argument: is it impossible to keep anything secret if lots of people must keep it secret?

Are the plans for a minuteman ICBM missile readily available and acknowledged? After all, tens of thousands of people designed them, maintain them, manufacture them, and conceal them. Certainly someone has mentioned exactly how they work, what signal frequencies their computers use, and how to build one yourself? If not, then it isn't happening.

How about a space shuttle? That's not secret, right? Oh? It's classified? Well, too many people worked on it. But, I don't see anyone revealing how to build it? It must have never existed at all, then.

These threads pop up time and time again, their basis is always fundamentally flawed. The thought process of "certainly if so many people are keeping a secret, at least one would say something!" Furthermore, if they do say something, would you believe them? How many whistleblowers out there have tried to revealed critical failures in government only to be forgotten, ignored, exiled or executed? The world is filled with many secrets, the larger they are, the more implausible the truth becomes.

After all, you might even have whistleblowers here. People who understand it is faked but without the wherewithal to reveal themselves. 

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Cancel culture
« on: October 24, 2021, 07:13:45 PM »
There's no such thing as "cancel culture". Simply preferred discrimination. Everyone discriminates in some form or fashion. What we're calling "cancel culture" is simply that discrimination viewed at a macro level. It's up to humanity as a collective to decide what groups of people need to be discriminated against. If those are transgendered people, lonely virgins or even the uber wealthy, then so be it.

I don't have to hire fascists or communists. I shouldn't have to hire transgenders or blacks. Discrimination is healthy and normal and there's nothing wrong with belittling groups that you consider to be dangerous to society. For some people, those groups are transgender people. For some groups, those are white people. Some groups despise lonely virgins (and it's not like people become lonely virgins for no reason). We shouldn't be forcing people or "reeducating" them to coexist with groups they obviously do not like. A private business should be able to choose who they want to do business with. A person should be free to associate with who they like and therefore free to disassociate with who they do not. Are you a Nazi? Neat. Landlord kicked you out for being a Nazi? Too bad, lmao.

If diversity is truly our strength, then people who embrace it will prevail and survive. People who don't will die their little deaths. If the opposite is true, then so be it. If your politics are so happy and wholesome and good for everyone, then they should not need some hyper-active violent overlord enforcing them all the time and jailing anyone who disagrees.

There's no such thing as cancel culture. There's societal winners and societal losers. If you're getting belittled and you're getting canceled: congratulations, you're losing.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: October 23, 2021, 01:44:22 PM »
https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/578056-fully-vaccinated-definition-could-change-in

The CDC director has stated she might change what "fully vaccinated" means at some future point in time.


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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: October 19, 2021, 02:55:19 PM »
Since taking the vaccine I've decided I love billionaires. Now I'll vote for the party that also loves billionaires.

Ah, but wait. I'm not allowed to vote for two parties at the same time. Sad!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: October 19, 2021, 12:05:40 AM »
I had to get the vaccine. The clock is ticking. I can feel the devil trying to grab my soul.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Abusive DMs
« on: October 09, 2021, 02:19:46 PM »
fwiw i think it's perfectly logical to suggest that if we're not allowed to spam insults at someone on the forum, then we shouldn't be allowed to circumvent that by sending those messages as pms. no offense my dude, but you are just way way to quick to assign malice to other users simply because they don't agree with the way you see things.

also yes for sure users can just put that person on their ignore list. but it seems reasonable to say "i want to see the things this person posts on the forum but not the insulting private messages they send."

The core problem is that private messages are advertised as private. We cannot moderate messages we cannot see. If you can report a PM to a mod then the whole mod team can read it; that doesn't make it a very private message. I support adding some separate ignore list for PMs versus public forum posts, but I do not support adding public rules to private messages.

I had a similar thought to Gary’s that someone might want to engage publicly with someone’s posts but not have to deal with whatever content is sent privately. It seems a reasonable thing to do. Is there a way to have separate ignore lists for DMs and posts that is easy to implement? If there is, then that would seem a simple fix to my ignorant ass.
Sure, that should be easy enough to implement. Though I'm not sure what about the current solution is such a deal-breaker. If you ignore someone, you can view their posts just fine. Does a single click on the "hey, you previously indicated that this person upsets you, you sure you wanna read this?" button really cause you much strife?

This is a valid workaround but it's just that: a workaround. It's a clunky solution to the problem versus a feature change so that you can ignore PMs from a user but not their public posts.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 02, 2021, 02:31:02 PM »
Just two more weeks remain to Trump retaking his rightful throne!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 28, 2021, 11:25:20 PM »
Two more weeks and Trump retakes the white house.

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That is incorrect. If Apple is offering services to customers in the EU, they have to abide by the GDPR for those customers' data, regardless of where the data is stored.

Whether or not this particular scan violates the GDPR, I have no idea, but Apple isn't exempt from EU law just because they store the data in the US.

Apple has shown repeatedly in the past that they would rather pay large fines than cooperate with EU regulations. The same goes for every other US tech company. The EU simply doesn't have enough pull to properly enforce regulations as long as the US allows the behavior to continue.

Take this, for example: https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/30/eu-hits-amazon-with-record-breaking-887m-gdpr-fine-over-data-misuse/

Amazon has been hit with a fine for something they did in 2018. It took three years for them to finally take a small hit from doing so and they still intend to appeal, keeping the EU courts tied up in litigation perpetually. The fine Amazon ends up paying will be less than 887 million, which even at its full cost, is nothing at all to Amazon.

In the end, Apple will enforce its new meme on everyone, and while they may end up paying a fine for the trouble, they will almost certainly make more money with their new image overlord system than they would shell out in a fine to the EU.

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