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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Old Politicians
« on: August 04, 2022, 08:34:53 PM »
Americans love toting that they won WW2.  So much so that thry ignore literally everyone else who fought in it.  Hell, America wouldn't have won without fhe british canadian, french resistance, russian, and many other nations working together and dividing German forces.
Actually, it's the other way around.  The Brits, Canadians, etc., were losing both world wars until the US came to the rescue.   8)

Yes and it took all of them.
The US, were they alone, would have lost.

Where are all these Americans claiming we single-handedly won WWII? I'm honestly not sure they exist. Everybody learned about the Axis and Allied Powers in school. Stop trying to make us look bad, Dave.

Know what I learned in school?  That we basically saved the day.  That we're the heroes.

I mean, we did, and we are, but that's besides the point. You didn't learn anything about Churchill in school? The crushing Russian victories over the Germans?

Maybe you just went to a really shitty school?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Old Politicians
« on: August 04, 2022, 06:13:13 PM »
Americans love toting that they won WW2.  So much so that thry ignore literally everyone else who fought in it.  Hell, America wouldn't have won without fhe british canadian, french resistance, russian, and many other nations working together and dividing German forces.
Actually, it's the other way around.  The Brits, Canadians, etc., were losing both world wars until the US came to the rescue.   8)

Yes and it took all of them.
The US, were they alone, would have lost.

Where are all these Americans claiming we single-handedly won WWII? I'm honestly not sure they exist. Everybody learned about the Axis and Allied Powers in school. Stop trying to make us look bad, Dave.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 01, 2022, 10:12:44 PM »
"Farewell to OAN, the network for loons and the president they loved." https://slate.com/business/2022/07/oan-verizon-fios-directv-cable-trump.html

Hey, remember these guys?

Looks like the Marxists have won.  :(

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 27, 2022, 04:03:53 AM »
"Trump's defense secretary denies there were orders to have 10K troops ready to deploy on January 6 - CNNPolitics" https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/07/26/politics/chris-miller-house-select-committee/index.html.

Oh no, the narrative

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: July 26, 2022, 01:16:25 PM »
"Gavin Newsom’s plan to save the Constitution by trolling the Supreme Court with a new gun law - Vox" https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2022/7/25/23277211/supreme-court-gavin-newsom-sb-8-abortion-guns-california-assault-rifle-law

Go Gavin lol. It will be interesting to see how the Supreme Court manages to get around this without admitting they were wrong to allow states to ignore the Constitution. I'm sure they will find a way. But boy does this make them look ridiculous. Hopefully other blue states enact similar laws, and maybe this disgusting absurdity that mocks the basis of our very society can end.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 25, 2022, 08:49:09 PM »
Tom, the President of the United States is also Commander-in-Chief. Are you really pretending to be so ignorant that you don't understand what that means?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: So Long Boris!
« on: July 15, 2022, 10:47:03 PM »
"Rishi Sunak tops second round of voting in UK leadership contest | Reuters" https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/rishi-sunak-tops-second-round-voting-uk-leadership-contest-2022-07-14/

Thork must be so happy.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: July 14, 2022, 01:40:14 AM »
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/3544588-10-year-old-girl-denied-abortion-in-ohio/

I guess she should have kept her legs closed? Right, GOP?
Looks like no one can actually track down the rapist...wonder why that is?

What are you suggesting here? You do understand that sex with a ten year old girl is rape by default, right?

Should she have kept her legs closed? Not worn such revealing clothing because she was asking for it?  ::)

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 08, 2022, 01:26:31 PM »
Obviously "there are no press here" can mean a lot of things.
lol

Tom's gotta Tom.

That is some golden shit right there lol

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: June 25, 2022, 03:50:58 PM »
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2022/06/24/how-americans-really-feel-about-abortion-the-sometimes-surprising-poll-results-as-supreme-court-reportedly-set-to-overturn-roe-v-wade/amp/

This article gives a good overview of where people's opinions stand on abortion. Broadly speaking the number is around 60% favoring the legality of first-trimester abortion, but there's a lot of nuance. Close to 90% believe abortion should be legal if the woman's life is in danger, or the child is the product of incest, or if the child would be born malformed. And support drops sharply with age; old fogies like Action80 pretends to be are a lot more likely to be against it.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: June 25, 2022, 03:43:42 PM »
I feel like the timing of this might have been a  gift to the Democrats for the mid-term elections? I mean, it's true, the only way to fight this is by legislating; and the Democrats have five months to get that message across. This was a MASSIVELY unpopular decision; 70% of the country feels a woman has the right to choose what they do with their own bodies. The Supreme Court has given the Democrats just enough time to get the message out that only by maintaining (and building?) on their lead in Congress can voters have a hope of protecting that right, while ensuring that the decision will still be very fresh in voters' minds.

Between licking the leader of an insurrection's boots and allowing him to control their party and just continuing to make unpopular, backwards decisions, the Republicans almost seem like they're trying to sabotage themselves going forward.
70 percent, uh?

I am sure the polls you refer to are totally legitmate. ::)

It may be closer to 60%. It's a strong majority anyway.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: June 25, 2022, 03:13:15 PM »
I feel like the timing of this might have been a  gift to the Democrats for the mid-term elections? I mean, it's true, the only way to fight this is by legislating; and the Democrats have five months to get that message across. This was a MASSIVELY unpopular decision; 70% of the country feels a woman has the right to choose what they do with their own bodies. The Supreme Court has given the Democrats just enough time to get the message out that only by maintaining (and building?) on their lead in Congress can voters have a hope of protecting that right, while ensuring that the decision will still be very fresh in voters' minds.

Between licking the leader of an insurrection's boots and allowing him to control their party and just continuing to make unpopular, backwards decisions, the Republicans almost seem like they're trying to sabotage themselves going forward.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: May 25, 2022, 01:57:58 PM »
It's interesting to see people who are themselves firmly opposed to gay rights criticize politicians for having not always supported gay rights. It might seem completely nonsensical at first, but you have to remember that right-wing political discourse isn't so much focused on reason and logic as it on just trying to own the libs in any way possible.

The point is that it's less likely that Biden changed his mind and more likely that he restated certain positions based on popularity. The old guard of the DNC by and large flipped the switch on their gay rights stances in order to appease voters and not necessarily because they think gay marriage is acceptable. You should always be incredibly suspicious of some politician that changes their mind on an incredibly controversial subject after one side becomes much more favorable to their voter base than the other.

It's the same reason he keeps bringing up things like student loan forgiveness. It's popular. It brings in votes. He doesn't actually care about it one way or another and he isn't going to run around fighting for it.

He doesn't have to care about either issue. That's really not important. What's important is that he politically exercises the will of the people he represents, and as you point out, he does so smashingly.

I don't think shifting perspective because that's what your constituents are doing is the "wrong reason", as honk suggests. Really it's exactly what he should be doing.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: May 12, 2022, 08:40:05 PM »
I liked it.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: May 03, 2022, 11:09:39 PM »
I raise you an Obama speech.


https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid02UKgnjvk2tS5AmDv43aQGRcUdbueZbeYEiveMBL2WXaE6iX8LRmBYMJdVRpjToiQCl&id=100044322825129

Stuff like this kind of glosses over the issue as it's seen by conservatives and might point to why they refuse to see it this way. Obama talks about intensely personal decisions, but to conservatives against it it's nothing less than murder, which no one would argue is something that shouldn't be against the law.

I'm not justifying it, I just think that a real dialogue about this issue needs to weigh both perspectives, otherwise it's just preaching to the respective choir.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: May 03, 2022, 08:53:28 PM »
Checkmate, atheists

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Let's use the site-wide theme in CN
« on: April 26, 2022, 08:55:14 PM »
RIP Blanko. Nevar forget.   :'(

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Let's use the site-wide theme in CN
« on: April 26, 2022, 04:11:21 PM »
I'm in favor of changing the theme. It's annoying trying to look at a thread in CN on my cell, and garbage threads or not people do post there.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: What religion do you practice?
« on: April 24, 2022, 05:03:41 PM »
NeoQuasiDeism

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« on: April 24, 2022, 03:14:28 PM »
https://cosmicbook.news/batman-destroys-zack-snyder-justice-league-hbo-max

More evidence that the popularity of the Snyder Cut is vastly overrated and was just amplified by an extremely vocal minority.

For anyone hoping that the popularity of the Snyder Cut would result in HBO Max releasing an "Ayers Cut" of the original Suicide Squad, I wouldn't hold my breath.

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