Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Lord Dave

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 143  Next >
1
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 18, 2017, 08:47:57 PM »
http://Http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/18/politics/donald-trump-myeshia-johnson-recording/index.html

Ecch, it feels dirty to agree with Sarah Huckabee Sanders. :(

My issue with this whole thing is that the words, in this case, lack tone and context.  You can say something like...

"I'm sorry your husband died, but he knew what he was signing up for and we're proud that he chose that."
or
"Yeah, well, he knew what he was signing up for.  No reason to cry."

So yeah, this could easily be mountain from a molehill.


2
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 18, 2017, 06:22:14 PM »
http://www.npr.org/2017/10/17/558368880/trump-s-claim-is-wrong-comments-on-presidents-calls-to-military-families-rebutte

I love how Trump is like:

"She's lying and I have proof"
which is funny since every time he says he has proof, he hasn't shown any.  My god, he's an internet troll through and through.

3
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 18, 2017, 01:36:58 PM »
You can cry about it at your next Klan meeting in Bergen.
Pfft.
I go the one in Drammen, not Bergen.

4
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 18, 2017, 05:25:02 AM »
Ah, didn't see that, thanks.  I could apply but they might not like the airfare. XD
Do it! If you win and they question the airfare, you can cross that bridge when you come to it.
But then I'd go to Texas.  Do I really want to go to Texas?

Everyone I've ever met from Texas seems nice, racist.
Wow, way to assume I meant something bad about people.

5
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 16, 2017, 04:16:16 PM »
Ah, didn't see that, thanks.  I could apply but they might not like the airfare. XD
Do it! If you win and they question the airfare, you can cross that bridge when you come to it.
But then I'd go to Texas.  Do I really want to go to Texas?

6
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 16, 2017, 10:29:09 AM »
Also, it would be illegal if the contribution was mandatory, but you can enter without paying up and donating won't increase your chance of winning. They even provided the free entry link in a relatively visible place (the small print).

https://gop.com/dallas-dinner-with-president-trump-entry/

Unfortunately, in a true America First style, I cannot enter this due to not being a US citizen or resident :(
Ah, didn't see that, thanks.  I could apply but they might not like the airfare. XD




Sooo... Got this in my email...


Quote
Why not? Politicians have been holding fundraising dinners at far more than $3 a table for years.
My impression was more one on one dinner date.  But now reading the fine print yeah, just a typical fundraising dinner.




Question withdrawn.


7
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 16, 2017, 04:58:53 AM »

Holy shit

Also, I want a terrific dinner with Trump. We could have well-done steak together and it'd be great

I was on my phone and did not proof the post at the tme.  Fixed now.

8
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 15, 2017, 09:28:13 PM »
Sooo... Got this in my email...


Quote
Dave,

YOU have always been the core of this movement, and that’s why the President asked us to invite you to dinner.

One lucky winner will be flown to a terrific dinner with President Trump.

Just contribute at least $3 to be automatically entered to win.


Is this legal?  Like "pay us money and you can(maybe) meet the president"?  Cause that sounds super shady.

9
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 14, 2017, 04:23:03 PM »
That is for outdoor only. Surely you do not get all of your news from the fake Washington Post, do you?

1. This isn't the Washington Post.
2. I usually read NPR.
3. You are correct.  Official military documents are ambiguous but snopes agrees with you so I am wrong.
Unless Snopes is a left wing fake-news site.  But I trust them.

10
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 14, 2017, 08:14:43 AM »

11
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 14, 2017, 04:45:55 AM »
So about that whole disrespecting the flag thing.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-sits-talks-through-song-lowering-the-flag-at-military-base-amid-nfl-anthem-controversy/article/2637296

There is no expectation relating to decorum for civilians or armed services members who are indoors during the Retreat ceremony, in any branch of the military.


Literally the second paragraph.
Quote
Uniformed service members are required to stop what they're doing and salute the flag as its lowered during the song while civilians are required to place their hand over their heart.

13
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Another mass shooting...
« on: October 12, 2017, 08:16:36 AM »
The shooter was an old white guy.
I'm relieved.  Now a minority group can't be blamed.

If you do a search for "suicide bomber" you get a new incident almost every week. Also, you're a pretty shitty person for using this as political ammo.

Out of curiosity, why? When someone is hit and killed on a dangerous stretch of road, the family is usually one of the first people using the tragedy to try to improve the safety of that stretch of road. Following the 1968 Ronan Point gas explosion, building regulations were changed so that high-rise residential buildings could not have gas feeds. Following the recent Grenfell Tower fire in London, there has been a push to investigate all similar tower blocks for similar faults.

Why is using this, or any shooting, as an argument for a change in the law considered to be in 'bad taste'? Politicians aren't professional mourners, their job is to review the legislation to make people's lives better, if a mass-shooting gives the topic the attention and political drive to implement a change in the law to prevent future shootings, then they should take advantage of it. What that change looks like, or whether any change is needed is, of course, up for debate, but trying to shut down that debate out of some sort of bizarre fixation with 'taste' seems like a pretty shitty excuse to not do your job.

Changes to the fundamental rights of a population based on emotional reactions to tragedies typically aren't the best kind of changes.
I'd like to think we've seem more than enough mass shootings to be well past the point where emotional reactions are the only ones we have.

14
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Another mass shooting...
« on: October 11, 2017, 05:50:57 AM »
So the hero security guard is less heroic, took a long ass time for cops to respond, and we still have no moive.

15
Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: October 11, 2017, 05:03:55 AM »
Wonder woman.
It's Captain America 1.  Even has a dumbass in a plane he controls sacrafice himself even though he doesn't need to.


I enjoyed it but yeah, totally cap.

16
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 10, 2017, 03:15:54 PM »
Didn't you say the same thing about Trump's shitposting?
Yes, and outside of a few media outlets thinking Twitter is srs bsns, nothing has changed.
Uhh... you haven't seen how literally every world leader is reading his tweets and reacting to them?  Trump's diplomatic teams are putting out the political fires every time he tweets something bad.  And you can't really blame the media since it's not like they're writing tweets he isn't making.  Nor is it difficult for any world leader to read what he tweets.

Quote
Oh look... real consequences:
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/10/556764495/dallas-cowboys-owner-jerry-jones-players-cannot-disrespect-flag
Someone did something that an influential group considers offensive (rightly or wrongly) and their boss told them to stop. Oh, the humanity. Consequences will never be the same.

Oh, and it happened in football. Blimey, this may be even more consequential than an old man's trolling on Twitter. Best declare a state of emergency.
Did you read the article?  Said owner went from "Yeah, I'll kneel with ya!" to "Kneel and you're out of the game".  Right after Pence walked out and Trump tweeted how NFL players should be punished.  And given how much attention it's getting from the president of the United States, yeah, it's a big deal.  It shouldn't be but that's what happens when one of the most powerful and influential people on the planet focuses on something: it becomes a big deal.


Quote
As an aside, surely repressing people's freedom of expression over the fear of causing offence is a leftist's utopia?
Yeah but this isn't fear of causing offense, it's intentionally causing offense by not being Politically Correct, which is a right's utopia yeah?



speaking of things that have no actual consequences: sitting down during a song.
I don't disagree - I'm strongly on the "anything goes" side of the free speech debate. It's just particularly funny to see Democrats get what they've been asking for all these years and not enjoy it.
Ok... I have no idea what this actually means.  What have they gotten that they've been asking for all these years?

17
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 10, 2017, 01:59:20 PM »
Quote
Is Trump aware that, unlike the fake consequences of reality TV, what he says and does -- and what he directs his vice president to say and do -- has very real impacts on the country? Maybe. Will that change his behavior? Almost certainly not.
Ah, yes, the very severe and real consequences of a man walking out of an NFL game


Didn't you say the same thing about Trump's shitposting?


Oh look... real consequences:
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/10/556764495/dallas-cowboys-owner-jerry-jones-players-cannot-disrespect-flag

18
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 05, 2017, 07:34:18 AM »
Look, racism is so broad a topic, you can find a racist pretty much in all ends of the spectrum.

Have we mentioned reverse racism yet.

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/ramosaline/reverse-racism

Yes because racism can only be described by those in power keeping things unfair to others.

>_>

Seriously, racism isn't just "majority making life unfair to minorities".  By that definition, if a white person hates blacks, calls them niggers, and does everything in his power to make their life miserable, which results in absolutely nothing because he has no power over any black person's life, (so can't wage discriminate, pass for promotion, cut in line, or even refuse service) then he's not racist.  Which is BS.

You also seem to be looking at just America as though that's the only nation with any racism.
You ALSO seem to think that just because there aren't some major statistics that it doesn't happen. 

Reverse Racism isn't a thing.
It's just racism.

19
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 05, 2017, 06:17:37 AM »
Look, racism is so broad a topic, you can find a racist pretty much in all ends of the spectrum.

From: I hate whites (and I am white) to I don't think I'm racist but I definitely get nervous around black people to I hate anyone with x skin color and finally I hate anyone who isn't a white skinned American with a beard and muscles.

20
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: No Religion= Peace
« on: October 05, 2017, 06:15:49 AM »
another atheist goes on a rampage .....

I'm hearing conflicting accounts about what this guy actually believed.

It's just weird, only motive I can see so far is the suggestion by the media for tighter gun laws because anyone can go on a psychotic rampage at any time.
It's because no one actually knows.  The guy doesn't have enough of a digital footprint and people are still getting interviews done.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 143  Next >