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https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/sep/15/little-mermaid-disney-trailer-culture-war-ariel-black-white

I feel like this author is very unnecessarily trying to both-sides a very one-sided situation and create a moral dilemma where none exists. Diversity is a good thing. A high-profile lead role going to a black actress is a good thing. I have absolutely no problem saying this while also acknowledging that this movie will almost certainly end up being mediocre and forgettable. The racists aren't going to "win" if the movie fails, no more than they "lose" when movies that aren't particularly diverse fail. A lot of movies suck, and if movies continue to grow more diverse, then a lot of diverse movies will suck. That's fine!


Yup. I totally agree. I even think it’s ok to acknowledge corporate pandering to diversity while still acknowledging that it’s good to have a black lead in the role.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Conservatives being snowflakes... again.
« on: September 16, 2022, 04:24:26 PM »
What the fuck is wrong with conservative pundits and their total lackey's that they can not even tolerate a black actor playing Ariel in the live action "The Little Mermaid"?
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/sep/15/little-mermaid-disney-trailer-culture-war-ariel-black-white

https://www.newsweek.com/matt-walsh-slammed-online-saying-black-little-mermaid-not-scientifically-accurate-1743240


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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 14, 2022, 04:23:45 PM »
Apparently law enforcement requesting that the warrant isn't disclosed is common.  Being ordered to is not and apparently only happens when actions are being taken under by the secret espionage court formed by the Patriot Act.  Seeing as it is super rare for an order to restrain 1st amendment rights, I am going to assume that Lindell took the request as an order, that the FBI misspoke or that Lindell is lying.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Queen
« on: September 13, 2022, 04:59:17 PM »
In solidarity of the Queen's passing the NHS has canceled thousands of surgeries and doctor's appointments that people have waited months to get.

What happened on the day of (say) JFK's funeral? Did the USA proceed as normal, or were many things cancelled?

Who cares?  It's 50 years since then.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Britain's Pedo Prince
« on: September 13, 2022, 09:11:55 AM »
Prince Andrew was allowed to attend the procession, although without his military uniform. He walked around with his medals pinned to his suit blazer, suffering heckling and public embarrassment.

Frankly, that's a reflection on the heckler, not the Prince.  A funeral cortege is not the place for shouting out your grievances.

On the other hand, the pedo can get fucked.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 12, 2022, 07:09:52 PM »
The Presidential Records Act explicitly requires some sort of communication of declassification for the act to be official. This is obviously an extremely reasonable requirement that allows for the government to run more effectively which means the GOP is going to declare it unjust in a very short time.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 12, 2022, 04:45:45 PM »
This classified document affair is turning somewhat like Trump’s botched attempt to steal the 2020 election. We have people saying Trump had a standing order to classify documents, but none of their filings or arguements so far have positively asserted that the documents in Trump’s possession were unclassified, just that the DOJ purports them to be “classified” and that they are Trump’s presidential records. Pretty funny.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: September 12, 2022, 12:59:16 AM »
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 11, 2022, 03:55:29 PM »
Let’s phrase this positively then: you really want a lawyer who is an expert in national security to represent you in cases pertaining to the espionage act.

Trump doesn’t have one of those and it’s pretty obvious to everyone who has reviewed his lawyer’s filings in this case. If it weren’t for a judge, who Trump appointed, making the arguments his lawyers should have, he wouldn’t have this special master ruling currently under appeal.  As it stands there is a good chance the 11th circuit is going to hold a legal zippo to the ruling.

You are simply wrong that the lawyers aren't being selected based on their specific experience. The new lawyers were added based on their experience:

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/trump-reportedly-adds-former-florida-solicitor-general-and-ron-desantis-ally-to-legal-team-in-aftermath-of-mar-a-lago-search/

    Boasting a long record in state and federal courts, Kise successfully argued four cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and dozens of others before the Supreme Court of Florida, according to his biography.

    ...

    Kise came with high recommendations from Brian Ballard, a top bundler for Trump and DeSantis once described by Politico as the “Most Powerful Lobbyist in Trump’s Washington.”

    “Chris is not only my friend, he is one of the finest lawyers I have ever met,” Ballard told NBC News. “His unique experience is perfectly suited to assist (former) President Trump.”

Did you actually go through the decades of litigation of these lawyers and determine that they did not have the experience, or are you just talking out of your rear end again?

That's a lot of words to not address what I have written.  Not surprising, of course.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: September 11, 2022, 04:53:37 AM »
It's progressives and woke culture that are at fault for riling people up to vote for Trump. We'd have our electric cars and renewable energy goals on track to being met if it wasn't for the whole anti-white crusade that progressives have been propagating for the last several years. They tried to change the culture too quickly.

Those BLACKS wanted too much!  TOO FAST!  Let's get 'em!

-Fortuna, probably

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 10, 2022, 08:56:27 PM »
You don’t want an RV lawyer when you are defending against espionage claims being brought by the DOJ.

Actually it says that other lawyers in one of Trump's lawyer's law firm has knowledge of RV law and offers legal services in that area. This is a particularly poor criticism. Whoever that is likely has this as a subsection of automobile law they have knowledge of.

RVs are either luxury items for well off and wealthy or a vagrant home for the very poor and in no way indicates the quality of the law firm. Law firms tend not to cater to the very poor anyway and it is reasonable to believe that they are catering to the people who are more likely to pay their legal bills.

Let’s phrase this positively then: you really want a lawyer who is an expert in national security to represent you in cases pertaining to the espionage act.

Trump doesn’t have one of those and it’s pretty obvious to everyone who has reviewed his lawyer’s filings in this case. If it weren’t for a judge, who Trump appointed, making the arguments his lawyers should have, he wouldn’t have this special master ruling currently under appeal.  As it stands there is a good chance the 11th circuit is going to hold a legal zippo to the ruling.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 10, 2022, 07:31:56 PM »
Well at least he has this guy:

One of his attorneys works at a firm that lists one of its specialties as RV law.

Yes, because only poor people have RVs.



You don’t want an RV lawyer when you are defending against espionage claims being brought by the DOJ.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 10, 2022, 07:29:04 PM »
Actually Rudy Guliani was a famous lawyer before he represented Trump. He was at least as known as Johnny Cochran. He was known for taking down the mob.

This lady says that he doesn't count because the media doesn't portray him in a good light anymore. The media liked Cochran defending OJ but not Guliani defending Trump. She thinks Trump should be represented by someone the liberal media portrays in a good light, which just shows her ignorance.

If Cochran was still alive and represented Trump, and was then subsequently demonized, I can only imagine she would be saying that "all he has is that has been Cochran who defended a killer and beat his wife, where are the great ones who took down the mob?"

Rudy Giuliani had not been viewed favorably for at least a decade and had very little to no experience in federal court. Trump’s counsel over the past few years have all shown themselves to be unable to file basic motions in courts with a high degree of competency. Look at what the judge said when dismissing Trump’s most recent failed suit, the RICO case against HRC. It was extremely critical of the quality of lawyering involved. To be fair, I don’t think Trump has demonstrably shitty lawyers because he is guilty. I think he has them because he treats his lawyers unprofessionally, so anyone who respects their profession and their bank account isn’t interested.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Automatic Logout After Session
« on: September 09, 2022, 01:22:36 PM »
Despite ticking the “always stay logged in” box, safari on iOS logs me out after each session. Is it me or you who is the problem (in this case)?

EDIT: Nevermind. I was in private browsing and forgot to switch out of it.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: September 06, 2022, 08:21:12 PM »
what a loser



Remember when MAGATs used this as a
Sure metric of Trumps imminent re-election? Yeah me too. Trump still hasn’t won a popular vote and couldn’t steal the 2020 election.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 04, 2022, 12:23:04 PM »
Again, a bunch of the statutes cited in the search warrant have nothing to do with classification status.

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Technology & Information / Re: Machine Generated Chemical Weapons
« on: September 03, 2022, 02:33:09 PM »
Classic. Humans push the boundaries of science and engineering expecting nothing to go wrong and are shocked when it does.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: September 02, 2022, 01:16:24 PM »
I charged a Tesla from 20% to full for $15 in the spring.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: September 01, 2022, 07:53:42 PM »
Joe is an idiot with all the Dems..

Grid can't and will never handle electric vehicles.

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/california-advises-slower-ev-charging-175627840.html

Perhaps it will encourage people to drive less.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 01, 2022, 07:32:19 PM »
I make no prediction about Trump's (or any other 2 year old's) course of action.  But its possible that he wants to be charged.  That he assumes his supporters will not look into the charges and just take his word for it that "I've done nothing wrong and am being persecuted by the Democrats" much like they did for "I won't the 2020 election", and that such will be a rallying cry at least among his supporters or likely supporters.  I hope not, but we're living in strange times so who knows.

He's not smart enough for that.

Also the penalty for some of the crimes cited in the search warrant is to be excluded from running for office.

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