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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: Today at 04:39:11 AM »
Proud Boys, stand by!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 25, 2020, 11:28:30 PM »
Trump is having three rallies today in three different states.

Oh that's nice, he decided to take the day off from playing golf huh?

Also, remember he's calling them protests now. It's the only way he can get away with them!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Joe Biden is winning by a landslide
« on: September 25, 2020, 08:50:19 PM »
Tom, did you steal that from Tucker Carlson or Sean Hannity? They both like to represent that the craziest fringes are representative of all liberals too.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Joe Biden is winning by a landslide
« on: September 24, 2020, 07:56:38 PM »
So why did Burisma Holdings hire Hunter Biden, please?

Please give me your reason for this occurrence and why this Ukrainian company gave away $millions to this particular individual in exchange for zero expertise, experience or labour.

It really doesn't matter. Political reasons, obviously. The salient point is that it wasn't blackmail and the Republicans could find no evidence of wrongdoing.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Joe Biden is winning by a landslide
« on: September 24, 2020, 05:57:55 PM »
Republicans found there was no conclusive proof of wrongdoing by Biden in the Ukraine.

Wow what a surprise
Kind of is a surprise. When your idiot son gets $millions for being on the board of an oil and gas company and by his own admission knows nothing about oil and gas but your father is Vice-President of the USA ... yeah, that is a surprise there is no conclusive proof. I might also say conclusive proof might be a high bar to leap. It doesn't mean you aren't defending an absolute piece of shit human who sold his country out to enrich his family.

Not really though. Cronyism is perfectly legal in American politics, and (probably detrimentally, I'll admit) practiced with vigour on both sides. Blackmail is a way different story. Obviously the GOP could find no evidence that anything improper was done (and you can be sure, they tried), and whatever you think of Hunter Biden's qualifications for the job, there was never any reason to assume anything improper was done, apart from baseless conspiracy theories intended to smear Biden's name.

So yeah, no surprises, unless you're one of those morons who takes Trump and the political pundits working for him seriously (lol).


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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 24, 2020, 05:05:24 AM »
https://news.yahoo.com/trump-campaign-reportedly-discussing-contingency-153100735.html

Trump's newest tactic to circumvent the democratic process.

This is another reason I have trouble viewing anyone who still supports Trump as "patriotic". The man wants to be emperor for life; he wants to start a Kim-style dynasty. How any patriotic American can not see that this is the opposite of what this country is supposed to stand for I'll never fathom.

If you support Trump you support the end of democracy. Is that really a good thing? Is that the side a patriotic American would choose?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Joe Biden is winning by a landslide
« on: September 23, 2020, 10:59:30 PM »
Republicans found there was no conclusive proof of wrongdoing by Biden in the Ukraine.

Wow what a surprise

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: NWO and its actors
« on: September 22, 2020, 05:16:49 PM »
Not really. Try being more coherent next time. Maybe find a better translator if that's the problem.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 20, 2020, 08:41:53 PM »
In Rushy speak this means he has integrity.

It must be tough being a Republican with a brain. The mental gymnastics Rushy must go through on a regular basis to keep convincing himself he's on the right side; I don't know if I'd be able to handle it.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 20, 2020, 07:43:18 PM »
Lindsey Graham is a hypocrite and this is news.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: #justiceforRonJ
« on: September 18, 2020, 08:53:17 PM »
So if you want to apply it that broadly take out the part that says a complaint must be made by the person harassed to the offended party, and make it clear that a mod can define harassment however he wishes. It's still draconian but at least you'd be making the way you implement the rule clearer.
Why do they get to decide how the rules are interpreted? Again, is this site run for the pleasure of its mods ... or its userbase? How do the people who use the site wish to be moderated? We made that clear already. We don't want to be banned for 5 weeks for taking a pop at Tom Bishop in AR.

What are you gonna do, Thork, go on strike?  ::)

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: #justiceforRonJ
« on: September 18, 2020, 08:46:17 PM »
I really wasn't upset about it, I would just prefer if the rules were applied equally and fairly. I don't think they were here. I'm sorry, but the letter of the law is important, it's why they tend to be so exacting. If a rule specifically says something must happen for it to be broken, you shouldn't ban someone if that thing didn't happen.

Tom never asked RonJ to stop being mean to him. So if you want to apply it that broadly take out the part that says a complaint must be made by the person harassed to the offended party, and make it clear that a mod can define harassment however he wishes. It's still draconian but at least you'd be making the way you seem to be implementing the rule clearer.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: #justiceforRonJ
« on: September 18, 2020, 03:12:02 PM »
Ok. Well I disagree. If you feel the rule in question doesn't accurately reflect how it's carried out, you should change the wording of the rule. The rule as it's written clearly states when behavior is considered harassment, and it isn't what you've laid out here. Change the wording of the rule to reflect how you implement it if that's the issue.

I maintain that unless RonJ was specifically asked by Tom to stop abusing him and he continued to do so anyway, the ban is unjust.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: #justiceforRonJ
« on: September 18, 2020, 02:22:43 PM »
Thork is right about this though. You can't call a single transgression harassment, that's not what harassment is, it implies a pattern of behavior.

And Rule 2 clearly stipulates that the offender should have been asked by the person being harassed to stop. So the fact that Tom has whined about how everyone makes fun of him in the past should be moot. Unless Tom specifically asked RonJ to stop I don't see how a ban is fair per the very verbiage of the rule in question.

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Suggestions & Concerns / #justiceforRonJ
« on: September 18, 2020, 01:40:49 PM »
https://forum.tfes.org/index.php?topic=16926.msg220585#msg220585

RonJ was banned for harassment for making a derogatory post about Tom in AR. As I point out in the thread, this is wrong for several reasons. Tom never specifically asked him to stop abusing him, meaning the ban was unwarranted. RonJ never got a warning specifically about this offense, and the rule regarding harassment stipulates that one be given before a ban.

I understand he's a repeat offender but a 2 week ban without warning for something he said in AR is positively draconian.

#postingintheproperplace

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 18, 2020, 01:28:52 PM »
https://www.npr.org/2020/09/17/914127266/trump-announces-patriotic-education-commission-a-largely-political-move

Summary:
Trump thinks schools are too liberal and are lying to our kids so they need to teach "Patriotic" American history.

And all his supporters would cheer at the concept of losing state power of control over the educational curriculum in favor for Federal Government crafted Education.  Because they are totally in favor of a strong, all powerful federal government teaching their kids American History.

A strong, overarching federal government appears to be what the Republican Party is all about nowadays. That and doing whatever it takes to hold on to their scraps of power as they slowly slip more and more into irrelevance.

It's really kind of pathetic.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 16, 2020, 10:57:22 AM »
Idk, I don't know how patriotic someone can be that would support someone who openly disdains our military the way Trump does. I would definitely have gone with Biden unless the occupants of the house are simply hypocrites (which, to be fair, a lot of Trump supporters are).

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Joe Biden is winning by a landslide
« on: September 11, 2020, 02:56:46 PM »
Maybe regular access to doctor’s would be a net benefit to public health hmm...
Doctors would help, I'm sure, but the real issue is food standards and lack of public awareness. All the unhealthy crap is bigger and cheaper in America, and the healthy options are pictured as weird stuff for hipsters.

Just another case of "It's expensive to be poor"

It's more than that. Advertising is a form of mind control and we're exposed to it fairly constantly throughout the day, in many different forms, and most of it is for stuff that's bad for us. Couple that with the fact that it really is prohibitively expensive for a lot of people in this country to truly live a healthy lifestyle (compare the healthiness of food available at a high end store like Whole Foods to that at a discount store like Sav-a-Lot, or even the prices between the healthier food vs the unhealthier food at an Acme to see my point) and it's no wonder we're a country of fat slobs. Society is to blame!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 11, 2020, 02:42:50 PM »
It's weird that Fauci said that, because we know otherwise; it's not like we're talking about something that we don't have direct knowledge of. We all remember Trump saying not to wear masks when all the experts, including Dr Fauci, said it was important to mitigate spread of the virus. We all heard him say that it was no worse than the flu, and that it would miraculously disappear when the weather got warm. We all saw him encourage large gatherings by planning events the like of which the experts, including Dr Fauci, said would become super spreader events.

Saying he wanted to slow testing so there would be less reported cases. Rejecting millions of tests from the WHO at a time we desperately needed them. Undermining Dr Fauci and Dr Birx themselves any time they tried to express something honest about the severity of the virus . Honestly at every turn this president has transparently botched his response to this crisis.

This isn't a "narrative", it's a faithful recounting of the facts. Anyone who would suggest that Trump's handling of the coronavirus was not dangerous and fated to make things worse than they could have been is simply not in tune with reality, and if that indeed is what Dr Fauci was trying to get across that unfortunately includes him as well.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 11, 2020, 01:14:27 AM »
Glad to see Trump just picked up a nomination for Nobel Peace Prize. That's his second nomination. Remind me how many nominations Biden has.

Wow, that's a real feather in his cap.
Looks like you have to collect at least 6 tokens from cereal boxes before you can get nominated

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-54092960

With this second nomination he joins the illustrious ranks of no less than Josef Stalin! I know Thork is a fan of his.

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