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I think this is the link that Dr. Van Nostrand wanted to link? Not sure why they took a hard left into crazy when info like this is readily available.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/politics-changed-the-reading-of-the-second-amendmentand-can-change-it-again/amp

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Eugenics
« on: November 19, 2021, 02:53:31 PM »
We could absolutely breed out the impulse to murder or steal

How do you know this? Do you have sources or are you just making things up?

We've bread out multiple undesirable traits in sheep, cows, pigs, cats, and dogs.
It seems arrogant to think that humans are immune to selective breeding, given other animals are not.

I see your 5 examples of domesticated animals and raise you a low-effort list I found on the internet of 10 that we failed to domesticate. https://listverse.com/2019/02/06/10-animals-we-failed-to-domesticate/

I cannot stress enough how little effort I put into finding this list. I didn't even scroll to the bottom after opening it. I barely spot checked it to ensure it was sending the message I wanted to send. I just clacked out a fast Google search, clicked the first link, and pasted it here. This explanation, in fact, is already an expenditure of effort orders of magnitude more than was put into finding that link. And this reply is woefully low-effort.

It makes one wonder how difficult it would have been for you to have struck out on a similar fact-finding journey before pouring your unfounded nonsense all over these pristine forums.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Eugenics
« on: November 18, 2021, 07:41:19 PM »
Would probably have to breed out lust too.  ::)
Yes, let's just breed out the desire to breed. That sounds very compatible with Darwinism.

Lust is a huge motivator for murder. I didn't know you were pro-murder. If we are breeding out all these other negative aspects of humanity why not go all the way?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Eugenics
« on: November 18, 2021, 07:33:45 PM »
You'd have to breed out jealousy, greed, revenge, the impulses that may cause someone to want to murder or steal.

Would probably have to breed out lust too.  ::)

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Eugenics
« on: November 18, 2021, 06:59:36 PM »
We could absolutely breed out the impulse to murder or steal

How do you know this? Do you have sources or are you just making things up?

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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.

idk, I just opine about things on the internet. Sometimes I make shit up and sometimes I parrot whatever NPR says and pray it looks like my own original viewpoint.

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https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/kyle-rittenhouse-trial-wisconsin-so-vigilantism-n1283383

I'll admit that the Kyle Rittenhouse case makes me uncomfortable, largely because based on the video evidence I don't see how the actual violence that took place couldn't be considered self-defense. 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?

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.

I think that the issue is that it falls in that grey area between accountability and justice. Accountability would be Rittenhouse receiving some sort of punishment for his actions. However, we don't dispense justice like that, we base justice on if laws were broken. And most of the time these two align fairly well. Cases like this don't sit well because Rittenhouse's actions directly lead to the deaths of people. Will there be accountability for theses actions? Maybe! The courts will see if any laws were broken and sentence accordingly.

It's much like the Breonna Taylor situation. Do you know why almost all the cops got off without penalty from the massively bungled operation? It's because it was deemed that they didn't break any laws. With the exclusion of the one officer that shot wildly through Taylor's apartment and into the next. No-knock warrants were legal. Trying to apprehend a suspect while said suspect is already in custody? Not illegal. Returning fire on a civilian is also completely legal for an officer in the line of duty. Firing blindly into an adjacent apartment though? Totally illegal and we can be thankful that the national attention will ensure a trial.

We feel like there should be accountability for these underprepared officers whose neglectful actions lead to the death of an innocent woman, but instead we get the cold, unwieldy gavel of justice bludgeoning its way though our legal system the best it can.

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Technology & Information / Re: Pacific garbage patch
« on: November 10, 2021, 05:18:01 PM »
Oh, if you are wondering where most of the plastic in the North Atlantic comes from, the Answer is the dirty man of Europe again. The Germans. Oh, and the Yanks of course but that goes without saying.



What else should we do with our plastic liquor bottles if not huck them into the ocean from the back of our red, white, and blue Harley Davidsons?

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Flat Earth Theory / MOVED: UFO and shooting stars
« on: July 12, 2021, 03:05:55 PM »
I do not see how this related to Flat-Earth theory. This topic has been moved to Science & Alternative Science.

https://forum.tfes.org/index.php?topic=18319.0

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trans athletes
« on: June 09, 2021, 03:52:45 PM »
Wow, someone's not read Mistborn!
I've never even heard of it. I shall add it to my will read but won't ever get round to reading it list.

That's what I would recommend.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trans athletes
« on: June 09, 2021, 02:28:51 AM »
I had no idea eunuchs were so tall!

Wow, someone's not read Mistborn!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trans athletes
« on: June 08, 2021, 05:09:19 PM »
I just feel segregation in sport isn't something that is broken and therefore it isn't something we should try to fix. But 'progressives' love to make change for the sake of change and to hell with the consequences for other people. They think it helps them get closer to Utopia.

I think you're overthinking it. I think it's the difference between group desires versus individual desires. Does mixing genders in sports make them unfair? Yes. Does allowing transgender people to play a sport as the gender they see themselves give them a more normalized life? Yes.

The two are however, and unfortunately, at odds. You cannot allow some individuals to pick where they want to compete and retain fairness. In the same way that you cannot disallow some individuals from competing and preserving individual happiness. So the question really boils down what do we care about more? Do we care more about the fairness of a sport or the happiness of the individual?

Both sides have merit, I can see that. However, non-professional level sports, in my opinion, should be more focused on fun and health than on striving to achieve a level of fairness at the cost of individual happiness. And to be clear, this isn't a perfect solution. In many ways it's the lesser of two evils. What about the happiness of the people who get outperformed by a transgender athlete? What happens at a professional level? These questions and more do not have clean answers, but one positive is that we live in a society where we get to be outraged by these issues. Society has not yet accepted an answer to these questions, but lets not forget that our fathers before us didn't even have the opportunity for discourse.

We should all thank Thork, for without his contrived bigotry we wouldn't be having the discussion that moves society closer to a solution. So, however small that step may be and whatever direction it takes us, thank you, Thork.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trans athletes
« on: June 08, 2021, 04:39:11 PM »
It is the exact same story with darts. You'd expect parity.

There could be parity in abilities across gender AND a large discrepancy between the top preforming peoples in a task between genders.
Its not just strength and stamina. Transgender apologists try to always boil sport differences down to this to make it seem like the differences are surmountable. But they are not. There are far more differences. Women cannot compete at shooting sports for example. Nor racing driving. But they absolutely can compete in music. A pianist can be every bit as good female as male. You'd need to work out what the difference between playing an instrument and playing snooker is.

Below is a young woman playing the guitar. I'd wager there aren't many men on earth that can play like her.


There is a chance, albeit small, that you may be neglecting to consider the size of the populations of the competitors when determining absolute gender ability. But probably not.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trans athletes
« on: June 08, 2021, 04:22:02 PM »
It is the exact same story with darts. You'd expect parity.

There could be parity in abilities across gender AND a large discrepancy between the top preforming peoples in a task between genders.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: June 08, 2021, 02:54:39 AM »
I’m fully vaxxed. No side effects except I got kind of tired the night of the second shot and it turned me hella gay.

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It is a very weird chat but fun!

Did anyone argue about what year it was?

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Technology & Information / Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« on: May 28, 2021, 03:10:12 PM »
Rushy, I have lost dozens of dollars in crypto. When should I sell?

Never sell.

If I never sell then what's the difference between buying crypto and simply lighting my money on fire? Lighting it on fire at least provided me warmth.

You can borrow against your position.

You must think me one of great wealth. Let me divorce you of that notion.

My response wasn’t about you specifically. It’s about how you can generate wealth from unrealized gains. Borrow against the position and invest in something you plan to liquidate for a gain.

Ah, I see the confusion, I said "If I never sell..." but you thought I said, "If a theoretical individual with the potential to have vast sums of wealth tied up in crypto never sells..."

Easy mistake.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: May 28, 2021, 03:07:15 PM »
You can get a reasonable diagnosis of some skin cancers from a telehealth visit. Similarly, maybe cancers can be identified by simply showing your drivers license on a telehealth call.

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