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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: Today at 02:53:14 PM »
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/08/trump-coronavirus-deaths-timeline.html

An exhaustive review of the series of actions (and inactions) Trump has taken over the course of the coronavirus crisis that have made him directly responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Opinions on alien life
« on: August 06, 2020, 08:37:31 PM »
I feel pretty much the same way about aliens as I do about God and unicorns, I'll believe it when I see it. I don't rule them out as a theoretical possibility.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 01, 2020, 11:40:09 PM »
They've pushed back against Trump's claims that coronavirus was created in a Chinese lab and his insistence on calling it names like "the Chinese virus" or "kung flu," but that's not really defending China so much as it is opposing Trump's embrace of conspiracy theories and casual racism, respectively.

Well yeah, there has been some of that. I just don't see anyone defending China's government or it's economic policies, as I felt like was implied by Rushy. In fact this issue with China as a security risk that led to Trump's announcement about TikTok is something both sides of aisle agree is a problem.

The only reason this is really news is that so many people use TikTok. Otherwise I don't think it would even be getting any coverage.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 01, 2020, 09:22:51 PM »
It seems that not only do too many people not really care about this, they would actually defend China if it meant being on the opposing side of Trump.

Any high-profile examples of this? I watch and read a fair amount of liberal news and have never noticed such a trend.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Joe Biden is winning by a landslide
« on: August 01, 2020, 02:51:31 AM »
https://www.foxnews.com/media/chris-wallace-joe-biden-fox-news-sunday

We know, we know, Fox News, we heard you the first time.  ::)

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 31, 2020, 05:28:30 AM »
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/30/economy/us-economy-2020-second-quarter/index.html

What some of us might have missed by focusing on Trump's fascist tweet about delaying election day. He still knows how to toss out that ball of yarn.
The maxwell case was set to unseal documents yesterday as well.  But that got pushed to next week.

Honestly if Ghislaine Maxwell has some kind of proof that Trump is a perv no amount of distraction will help him. It probably would be the thing that ensures his presidency comes to an end in January.

I'll believe it when I see it.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 31, 2020, 04:16:12 AM »
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/30/economy/us-economy-2020-second-quarter/index.html

What some of us might have missed by focusing on Trump's fascist tweet about delaying election day. He still knows how to toss out that ball of yarn.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 31, 2020, 04:03:29 AM »
He complained about the voting not being satisfactory in 2016 (at least, until he WON)

The bolded part isn't quite true. Trump claimed that millions of people voted illegally in 2016 to account for his loss of the popular vote, remember? I love the unspoken assumption that the millions of illegal voters all must have voted for Hillary and could therefore just be casually subtracted from her total votes.

The number of fraudulent votes he made up even just about matched the number of votes she was ahead of him by. He really might be the biggest narcissist on the planet.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 31, 2020, 01:06:05 AM »
Maybe instead of making stupid tweets about delaying the election Trump should develop a system to ensure mail-in voting is safer than it already is?  Sounds like what a responsible leader might do.

He complained about the voting not being satisfactory in 2016 (at least, until he WON)

He's had 3.5 years to make it safer, but has not.

Why not?

Because it pumps up his drooling supporters to shout "unprecedented voter fraud!", duh

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 30, 2020, 10:54:11 PM »
RIP Herman Cain, victim of Trump's Tulsa rally.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 29, 2020, 02:51:45 PM »
Who cares where any of this stuff was invented other than the interesting question of what cultural qualities create conditions for fruitful creativity? Trump was obviously just trying to strike an emotional chord so that people will look upon him less critically or to divert attention.

Of course it was. It blows my mind that so many people took Tom's bait and argued with him about it when there are so many devastatingly serious things out there to talk about.

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Maybe someone will come along to respond to this wall of text, but you can't possibly really expect anyone to read it.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 29, 2020, 01:53:50 AM »
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/07/daca-donald-trump-supreme-court.html

I'm sorry, but does anyone else find it ironic that the guy trying to run as the"law and order" president continually gives the middle finger to the courts? That he constantly ignores the law?

Also:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/politics/donald-trump-anthony-fauci-approval-rating/index.html

Christ, what a narcissist! He's like a caricature of narcissists. If you didn't know it was real you'd swear it was a parody.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 28, 2020, 04:13:02 AM »
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/509291-yankees-surprised-by-trump-announcing-plans-to-throw-first-pitch

Trump was so jealous of the attention Fauci was getting for throwing out the first pitch in a game he had to lie about having set up a date to do so himself.

Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States of America.

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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-campaign-declines-fox-news-sunday-interview-chris-wallace

I mean, of course he does. And why wouldn't he?

Trump has been notorious for agreeing to nothing but softball interviews with personal friends like Sean Hannity throughout his presidency. This interview was not a sign that that attitude has changed; it's just a sign that the Trump campaign recognizes how far underwater he is, and it forced Trump to step outside his comfort zone. It was an act of desperation more than anything else.

Biden has no such problem. Biden has been doing just fine without having to subject himself to a difficult interview on a hostile network.

I'd decline the interview if I were him too. It was a publicity stunt for Trump. Biden doesn't need a publicity stunt right now, he needs to keep doing what he's been doing, because it's working.

And Fox News putting out an article challenging him for refusing the interview might feel good on their part, but it will have very, very little effect on the election, because the zombies that pay attention to Fox News have made their choice already.

Keep doing what you're doing, Joe!

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Joe Biden is still winning by a landslide, by the way. Even more so than before.

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https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/trump-says-biden-would-destroy-the-suburbs-so-what-is-his-housing-plan

When an article strains to be critical of Biden, and somehow ends up as a glowing endorsement of his proposed policy. Biden's initiatives are stated in a Fox News article, without any attempt on their part to dispute the point, to reduce overall poverty by 22% and child poverty by 34%, all by (gasp!) forcing the suburbs to be more inclusive. I know, right? Pure evil!

I mean the subtext is that all of a sudden more people from urban areas (ie people of color, and obviously largely criminals) are going to move into the burbs and that's why what Biden is doing is "destroying the suburbs". I guess to the racists that make up a significant portion of Fox's viewership such consequences are terrifying.

It's just crazy that in attacking a liberal over a liberal policy, in the name of defending Trump's inane accusations, a conservative outfit can't spin things so that it really sounds like a bad idea. Unless, of course, you take issue with more people being able to make their way out of poverty, and conceivably move into your development. There goes the neighborhood, huh?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 25, 2020, 08:43:32 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/24/opinion/trump-test-people-woman-man-camera-tv.html

This really has been part of Trump's playbook from Day 1: Avert attention from the real atrocities he's committing by saying something deranged and throwing it out there for the media to enjoy. It's pretty effective, like throwing a ball of yarn at a kitten. He stole the strategy from Newt Gingrich as I understand it.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Black Lives Matter
« on: July 19, 2020, 03:10:51 PM »
Dave's point is that divorce itself is traumatizing, and the paper does nothing to address healthy non-nuclear families.

It was a terrible attempt on totallackey's part at trying to cherry-pick a source that he thought would help support his position.

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