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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: Today at 01:00:55 PM »
It probably helped him get the nomination.  Because nothing helps a candidate win then making a bunch of people super angry then giving them a candidate who makes angry threats on their behalf.

Apparently the Internet Research Agency started posting pro-Rubio material during the primaries and then switch to Trump.

Of course.  Trump is the obvious candidate.  He's more polarizing than Lincolin.

those who used their faith as a weapon against others

........................... likewise

The Media Won’t Say It, but Christians Are the No. 1 Persecuted Group Worldwide
Sri Lanka. April 21. Five hundred wounded, over 300 dead in terrorist attacks. According to mainstream media and many in the international community, these attacks were another senseless assault on “humanity.” But the destruction of Christian churches on Easter morning was not motivated by generic hatred. We know exactly why these men, women, and children died. They died for their Christian faith. On the holiest day in the Christian calendar, three bombs ripped through Christian churches, killing hundreds who had gathered peacefully to celebrate Christ’s resurrection from the dead.
But international leaders have studiously avoided calling this what it is: anti-Christian persecution.
........... Continue >

This is for those who would like to know -- the grim reality of the last days .... VIDEO

1. CARM lists agnostics as Atheists.  Hard to take it seriously.
2. Atheism isn't a religion.  Buddhism is an atheist religion, but calling atheist a religion is like calling theist a religion.  Are you a Theist or a Christian?
Yeah.... 300 dead in a terrorist attack is bad but ethnic cleansing by a government is worse.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: Today at 02:46:47 AM »
It probably helped him get the nomination.  Because nothing helps a candidate win then making a bunch of people super angry then giving them a candidate who makes angry threats on their behalf.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 18, 2019, 08:21:10 AM »
No fucking charges of obstruction.
No charges of obstruction is not the same as no obstruction or attempts at obstruction.
Obviously it is.

If obstruction actually took place, he would have been charged, post haste.

No he wouldn't. He officially wouldn't. The report, which I'm guessing no one has read, clearly states that his investigation is adhering to the justice department guidelines that they can't indict a sitting president.
And if the report "clearly states," a sitting president "can't," be indicted you would provide the exact page number where that is written.
Volume 2, page 1.

The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) has issued an opinion finding that “the indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would impermissibly undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions” in violation of the constitutional separation of powers.”

For obstruction to take place, something legitimate needs to be going on that can be obstructed.
This is the logic the AG made.  But that's dangerous to say.  Because it means that... Lets say me and a friend are at a protest against Trump and we're loud and screaming mean things.  Trump then calls the cops and the cops start arresting people, including my friend.  I jump in the way and together, we escape.
No crime was committed, according to the AG, as being loud at a protest isn't a crime.  Thus, I couldn't obstruct justice.
Here's another.  Bill Clinton was impeached for obstruction of justice BUT no crime was committed.  Thus, he should never have been impeached, right?  No crime, no obstruction of justice.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 18, 2019, 05:38:34 AM »
Trump has laid out a new immigration plan.

And I'm ok with it.

Of all the policies he could throw out there, this one is fairly tame and puts America more in line with other nations.

the sovereignty of God and the will of man run side by side

indeed those who end up in Hell, will be those who have shaken their fist in God's face their entire lives
I would hope those who used their faith as a weapon against others as well.  Ya know, assholes.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 17, 2019, 01:37:53 PM »
No fucking charges of obstruction.
No charges of obstruction is not the same as no obstruction or attempts at obstruction.
Obviously it is.

If obstruction actually took place, he would have been charged, post haste.
If Hillary Clinton murdered people/committed conspiracy/broke the law, she would have been charged, post haste.  Guess Trump owes her an apology, eh?

God made man flawed and knew they were flawed since he knows all.
God made rules that man had to follow or they'd be sinners.
Rules are directly contradictory to how God made us.
God says we are all rule breakers at birth.
The only way to be saved is to whorship God.

God made you, quite literally, a sinner.  Kinda weird to go to him to fix it, no?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 16, 2019, 05:57:06 PM »
No fucking charges of obstruction.
No charges of obstruction is not the same as no obstruction or attempts at obstruction.

Hillary was never charged for any crime either.  Thus, she's innocent.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 15, 2019, 04:37:54 AM »
This is a purposeful misrepresentation of those situations and you know it. The "don't sell a cake to faggots" business was in fact being forced to produce a certain type of art. The bakery was more than willing to sell a cake to the faggots, the problem was that the faggots wanted a specific faggot cake. The lawsuit was about whether or not a business can be forced to produce certain kinds of art. The answer is apparently that they can be forced to do so.

No, that case was very much centered around the free exercise of religion. You personally might have looked at it from the perspective of being forced to produce certain kinds of art, but it's not what the bakery argued or the courts ruled on. And the Supreme Court did eventually side with the bakery:

But the courts ruled narrowly, stating that an artistically made cake was part of the artist's identity and they can refuse to create specific art.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: May 13, 2019, 08:40:52 AM »
Daenerys Targaryen - War Criminal.

I'm sure it'll be worth it.
And that the books will do it differently.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Is God possible?
« on: May 13, 2019, 08:15:42 AM »
Go even farther:
If our universe is a simulation, God is the Admin.  God could be a human 100 years in the future with access to computers capable of simulating at least part of a universe.

Many scientists have "discovered" that the fact that we live in a simulation is most certainly not true, because numbers like pi that are infinite and other arguments.

Math can be simulated very easily.  So unless we can measure a circle's curve infinitely small (which is impossible) then how can we test it?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 11, 2019, 04:44:12 AM »
I'm baffled by the resistance to this.  Shouldn't we require at least the same level of transparency from the most powerful man in the world that banks require from someone applying for a home loan?

It's "motherfuckers," not "mother fuckers," and as I explained some pages back, the IRS is not a political watchdog that would publicize anything noteworthy or concerning in Trump's tax returns. I think the public has a right to know about the finances, business connections, and potential conflicts of interest of anyone who chooses to become the most powerful person in the world, especially seeing how the president is legally immune to conflict of interest claims. Presidential candidates have understood this as a point of decorum for forty years, and it's only now that we finally have someone too shameless to divulge their records unless they're forced to.

Yes however, by forcing it, Trump can and will spin it as a mix of invasion of privacy and democrats who hate him.
So unless his tax returns say he has no money or that he is paid billions by Russia, its not gonna matter to his base.  (And even then, they may not care)

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 10, 2019, 10:16:55 PM »
House Democrats Subpoena Trump Tax Returns

What. Bunch of dumb motherfuckers.  What, do they think they'll find some smoking gun?  Make themselves heroes? 

Unless they find some god damn illegal shit in there (they won't cause the IRS would have seen it first) then all they do is paint themselves as are Democratic Trumps.  Which, frankly, I'd expect better.  Guess I need to lower the bar again.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: May 07, 2019, 06:27:25 PM »
He burned his hand when he killed a wight way back in the first season.

Fire burning or frost burn?

Also, wouldn't that mean he isn't her nephew or is that not genetic/common in her family?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 04, 2019, 06:08:27 AM »
Not Trump but I bet he's unhappy with it.

Federal Court Throws Out Ohio's Congressional Map

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who created god?
« on: May 01, 2019, 05:41:22 AM »

Also, and interesting aside: modern neuroscience research has found that the parts of our brain associated with making decisions activate prior to the parts of our brain responsible for contemplating what decision to make. So it may be true that we actually decide what to do before we are aware of it - and our rational process simply operates to justify it. In doing so, we believe that the order is the other way and our decision comes as a result of the cognition.

But if this research is true, then free will is destroyed by a purely physical argument. We don’t intentionally choose anything, our choice is already made before we think about it.

Not necessarily.  We have instinct and a first reaction.  If we prick our finger, we jerk back in pain without thinking.  If we suddenly see something scary, instinct will tell us to be afraid until our brains can process what it is and if we should fear it.  Its all to keep us alive.  To make our decision process in survival situations faster, if incomplete.  Free will can still change what we do and you can relearn instinct.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: April 30, 2019, 05:04:12 AM »
I'm not a GoT fan (saw maybe 4 episodes total.  Half being the last two) but that battle, while epic and exciting, was full of BS on both sides.

Riders rushing forward like dumbasses.
Siege weapons stopping their firing.
Riders running into where the seige weapons were hitting.
No one bothering to out up scouts or torches on the ground to show when the enemy was near.
Sir Brienne not dying when the literal wave of dead engulfed her and her company
The night king being immune to fire for reasons.
No one bothering to try and kill the dead blocked by the trenches.  They were just standing there.... Conserve arrows maybe?
A small group of archers holding off a bunch of dead in a courtyard for anymore than 10 seconds.
The dead having less ferocity the less troops winterfell had.  Like the intro was a swarm of frenzied dead.  By the time they got through the walls, they were not swarming nearly as much in the courtyard, giving people ample time to fight them off.
Except Arya being chased by a bunch.  That shit should have been everywhere.  Not one "hero" holding off a hord by swinging their weapon to kil one at a time.
Oh and Stone is stronger than bone.  Fuck that "skeletons bust through stone coffins" BS. i'd accept them pushing the lid off slowly but breaking through the side?  No.
Sam not being dead. 

Many of these points were raised already but felt like just listing them.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: April 21, 2019, 08:33:47 PM »
The only straw man here is Trump, the topic that got you to create 192 pages of spent energy over a position that is little more than a figurehead.  No doubt at the next presidential debate everyone will listen intently as the candidates say whether they will lower taxes, even though they have no power to do so.  If this isnt just for the sake of beating your chests and there’s things that matter to you, I’d suggest the next thread be on the speaker of the house.  Or better yet on the American people who don’t realize the thing they hate so much in Washington is just someone holding a mirror up for them to see themselves in.

A wild edgelord appears.

I like that the report went out of its way to address the Seth Rich conspiracy theory, and how Assange and WikiLeaks continued to dishonestly push it despite knowing it wasn't true:

I guess to a blind kid playing in traffic, someone talking about cars would seem like an edgelord.  Fool that I am not to have recognized I was standing in the playground  of a kindergarten.  Consider me devastated to have been called a name by someone I was trying to help become smarter.

Ya know, if you call people names when they say something you don’t understand you may as well have just recorded all your opinions on your computer and then played them back to yourself while sitting alone in your room.  It would be so much easier and you wouldn’t need an internet connection, but you’d get the same benefit.
Pretty sure Edgelord is a username.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: April 19, 2019, 04:17:04 PM »
Remember Bill Clinton and the Starr report?

Independent counsel Kenneth Starr investigated Bill Clinton over shady real estate deals and the investigation expanded over two years to reach into the Monica Lewinsky scandal. It was released on the internet a few days after it was completed ( pages 445 pages.)

Now imagine instead, that after years of investigations producing a 400 page report, Ken Starr didn't publish the report but instead gave it to Janet Reno, the Attorney General that Clinton appointed. Then Janet Reno only publishes a four page summary exonerating the Bill Clinton. The Republicans would have had a melt-down.

Understand that the Republicans are lying about Trump's complete exoneration. The report from Mueller said specifically that the President could not be exonerated from obstruction of justice charges. It also documents a number of untruths told by Sarah Sanders to the press. It also documents the Russian efforts to get Donal Trump elected and sew division in our country.

BTW: I'm a Libertarian. I don't hold any slant right or left and I've downloaded the full report today to examine it with my own eyes.

I'm gonna be blunt: No Duh.
Partisanism is a thing.  If Trump ran as a Democrat, he'd have republicans screaming how unfit he is.  Just the way it is: you hate the other side.  Doesn't matter who they are or what they say.

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