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Except that the street was quite obviously teeming with people.
It is an expressly written and legally enforceable contract that that's not how streets work.

Someone jay walking is not permission to hit them with a car.  What is this silliness?  The whole situation was all sorts of wrong, but let's not pretend it was a bad idea to try and force your vehicle through a crowd?  The protesters can be wrong as well as the driver being wrong.


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Were the protesters just supposed to turn the other cheek when the Prius driver attempted to push them out of the way with his ton of metal?
It's a bit of an unwritten social contract that people try not to be in the way of a moving vehicle. Those who choose not to follow that contract are usually given a very special kind of medical attention.

Except that the street was quite obviously teeming with people.

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https://twitter.com/kholmeslive/status/1309355842018238464?s=21

Keep a CCW in your cars, folks.

And don’t drive your vehicle in to a crowd of people either.

Lot of isntances where crowds surronded a vehicle.  Floria is making it legal to run in these cases even if you run over someone.  Smart move

Smarter move would have been to just go elsewhere.

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https://twitter.com/kholmeslive/status/1309355842018238464?s=21

Keep a CCW in your cars, folks.

And don’t drive your vehicle in to a crowd of people either.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Joe Biden is winning by a landslide
« on: September 25, 2020, 06:00:48 PM »
Can you please stop just posting videos without any sort of comment? There is an entire thread started for political mending if that makes you feel good.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 25, 2020, 12:51:19 AM »
Such insight Tom. I think you were doing better with the dank memes.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 24, 2020, 11:54:09 PM »
Uhhh... How do you know how Trump will behave when/if he loses?  He hasn't given any indication whatsoever that he is committed to the peaceful transition of power and has given indications that he is opposed to it.  Your position isn't supported by reality.

At the end of the day Trump would step down because all things considered he is a weak, reactive leader who has neither the cleverness, the influence nor the dedication to pull off a regime change. His mumbling rhetoric about sticking around past an election loss is not worth serious consideration and it certainly isn't worth writing entire articles about.

I hope you are right, but that’s just a hypothesis. He is the first president not to be committed to democracy in his statements and that should be alarming to his supporters.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 24, 2020, 10:40:13 PM »
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?

Seems like right now there is a ton of propaganda spewing from POTUSes sphincter-mouth regarding ballots and there was conspiracy about the election being corrupt from Trump AFTER HE WON!  There is literally zero reason to think he actually means the opposite of what he says.

This sounds like the same gaslighting that occurred before the 2016 election, when Hillary spent an inordinate amount of time telling Trump supporters to make sure "you accept when Trump loses" and things like "he must make sure he accepts the results of the election." The result? Trump actually ended up winning and the DNC screeched about "Russian interference" for the past four years. Ironically, it was the Democrats that had enormous trouble accepting their loss (and still do).

So, here we are again, where the DNC reaches the point where they spread the propaganda that, somehow, Trump has already lost and that you should be scared he won't accept the results of the election. It's a tired meme at this point and I'm surprised anyone still falls for it. No, there aren't magical contingency plans or mysterious rumblings of civil war in the event that Trump doesn't win the election. This is the same tired propaganda they trotted out in 2016 and it's the same annoying tagline that will drip in irony when Trump wins anyway.

Uhhh... How do you know how Trump will behave when/if he loses?  He hasn't given any indication whatsoever that he is committed to the peaceful transition of power and has given indications that he is opposed to it.  Your position isn't supported by reality.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Joe Biden is winning by a landslide
« on: September 24, 2020, 05:05:24 PM »
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It doesn't mean you aren't defending an absolute piece of shit human who sold his country out to enrich his family.

I’m not defending Trump. This thread is about Biden.

If there was even the smallest sign of impropriety, you can be sure the GOP would have cried bloody murder.

Pretty sure the GOP aren't the party that cry bloody murder every two minutes.

That’s because you don’t pay attention to US politics at all. Both sides bicker incessantly, regardless of the merits of their grievance.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Joe Biden is winning by a landslide
« on: September 24, 2020, 04:57:24 PM »
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It doesn't mean you aren't defending an absolute piece of shit human who sold his country out to enrich his family.

I’m not defending Trump. This thread is about Biden.

If there was even the smallest sign of impropriety, you can be sure the GOP would have cried bloody murder.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Joe Biden is winning by a landslide
« on: September 23, 2020, 08:21:49 PM »
Republicans found there was no conclusive proof of wrongdoing by Biden in the Ukraine.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 23, 2020, 03:22:18 PM »
Republican says to always protect against republicans.

I'm saying that politics in America is a two-way street and the powers one party gives to itself is eventually given to the other. It's part of what, in theory, should keep political power in check. If one party gives itself an advantage to bypass 'normal' political processes, it should be no surprise to anyone that the other party then uses that same advantage to bypass those very same processes. As I told Saddam, it's the truly ultimate irony that a decision Democrats made in 2013 to cheat the nomination process ends up costing them two supreme court positions and quite likely it's going to cost them three.

Every hole the Republicans put in our political process will be used to the Democrats advantage and every hole the Democrats put in our political process will be used to the Republicans advantage. I think the key lesson that Congress needs to learn is to stop putting holes in our political process. It's almost like there was a good reason why court appointments weren't simple majority in the first place.

I am glad these sorts of decisions require constitutional amendment in Canada.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 23, 2020, 11:58:05 AM »
Don't forget racehorse theory.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 23, 2020, 12:45:40 AM »
And if the democrats take the senate and the presidency then it's also technically within the rules expand the supreme court.  But I suspect you would not be quite as blase during that scenario.

I wouldn't be surprised, as Democrats setting bad precedents that will later be used against them is their bread and butter.



Unfortunately, they never seem to learn. Short term decisions all too often cost them long term gains.

Republican says to always protect against republicans.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: September 21, 2020, 09:04:32 PM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: September 21, 2020, 06:34:06 PM »
Trump's team are just so much funnier than anything the dull Dems have.

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/404
Read the thread rules you dong

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: September 21, 2020, 09:50:48 AM »
No lore issue to be explored. It’s just a continuity issue.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 21, 2020, 09:46:30 AM »
If you read it then respond to it. Why do you think McConnell should have done something that hasn't been done since 1888, and something the democrats wouldn't do in that situation?

Because the amount of time passing is irrelevant and not doing something because THEY won’t do it either is immature and because the issue of different parties when nominating is a manufactured conflict.

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He clearly explained the situation, and you guys are here being disingenuous and ignoring it and calling him names.

Lol. Awww poor Mitch.

@honk Threatening to try to try to impeach the president for putting forth a SC nominee is idiotic. POTUS isn’t doing anything illegal, he is absolutely within his rights. More broadly, if you can’t see that your political process is absolutely toxic to the core, I don’t know what to tell you. The amount of strife present in American political discourse just isn’t present in other Western democracies. Brinkmanship is par for the course and you guys need to heal this divide. Calling for civil war, or doing “whatever it takes” to score points back at the GOP isn’t going to do that. As shitty as the Republicans are right now, and as much as a Biden administration is almost certainly going to be an improvement (maybe they will pay attention to the environment), the lack of consensus will continue to spiral your country downwards.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 20, 2020, 11:50:00 PM »
So, I think it doesn’t make sense to delay the appointment of a SC judge because of an election, but Mitch obviously did and now doesn’t for... reasons.


This was McConnell's statement from 2016. Tell me how he is being a hypocrite.



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I read it Tom. If you want to make an argument for Mitch, please go ahead. Otherwise your low content responses will appropriately be ignored.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 20, 2020, 10:23:05 PM »
So, I think it doesn’t make sense to delay the appointment of a SC judge because of an election, but Mitch obviously did and now doesn’t for... reasons. If he gave a reason why that made sense, then so be it. People are allowed to change their minds. Same goes for Lindsay Graham. There is no explanation forthcoming and so blind partisan motivation seems to be the most plausible explanation. This explanation also feels like the most cynical and destructive way to take on the responsibility of public office because it provides no values to push the greater society forward other than selfish gain.

Similarly, Schumer and Pelosi’s saber rattling is a divisive response to a divisive choice and anyone who welcomes civil war is a fucking tool box. People on the right want to blame the left for the current state of affairs and vice versa. Both can make valid points, but probably the biggest issue in US politics is that consensus building has been completely thrown by the wayside throughout government. How can you have a successful pluralistic society that is unable to reach a consensus? I don’t think you can and until that changes, every government that is elected is going to be a clown fiesta.

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