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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Cyberpunk 2077 E3
« on: Today at 01:24:35 AM »
Oh no CDPR are trying to be decent and thoughtful. The jerks.

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Dancing is not really indicative of criminality unless we have time warped back to Cromwell’s England. “To find out what was going on” is a fucking terrible rationale for escalating a stop to violence. Horrible take.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 04, 2020, 10:24:46 AM »
It's a giant stretch to assert that Trump wanted a crony in place because of the Epstein case.

I don't think it is. The timing matches up, Trump's connections with Epstein give him a strong motive, and he's repeatedly interfered with federal investigations for his own benefit before. Again, there's no proof, but it looks like the most likely scenario, especially when you bear in mind that Trump's only real priority is looking out for himself and Barr's only real priority is catering to Trump.

The most likely? How about just having a favorable court in your hometown? That’s a waaaaaaaaaaaay more likely scenario than Trump trying to cover up his ties with pedo-island.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 03, 2020, 08:43:43 PM »
It's a giant stretch to assert that Trump wanted a crony in place because of the Epstein case.  Maybe it's true, but on it's face there are any number of plausible explanations for the move.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Black Lives Matter
« on: July 02, 2020, 08:41:32 PM »
I mean, I agree that slavery wasn’t genocide. Kind of an oxymoron. The way he phrased it was pretty shit.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Black Lives Matter
« on: June 30, 2020, 04:08:43 PM »

Yes, it is.

There are no laws keeping people from living where they want.


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Yes, it is.

There are no laws prohibiting people from applying for any job they want.

Laws aren't the only factor that limit people's choices.  For example, even if it were legal for me, I couldn't move to the upper east side of Manhattan because I don't have the necessary resources to do so. 

Thanks for the link to Sowell, I will have a look. Is there a particular work that you think addresses the immediate subject matter we are discussing?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Black Lives Matter
« on: June 30, 2020, 12:29:21 PM »
By examination of the total picture within your preferred method of introducing a number of other factors dealing with  lifestyle choices.

Have a link to his work?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Black Lives Matter
« on: June 30, 2020, 11:26:33 AM »
To add on to Tim’s point about the continuation of racism, the economic conditions that many systemically oppressed black people found themselves in are inherited today as well.
Thomas Sowell proves your stated position is devoid of substance.

Lifestyle choice is not systemic.

How did he prove it?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 30, 2020, 12:26:24 AM »
Presidents get a secret service detail for life.

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All of a sudden you care what an American is doing?  But it's weird to care what the president of the USA is doing?  Do you see how completely two-faced you are?
Lord Dave is part of my every day life. I've been talking to Lord Dave for a decade. I know everything about him and his life. I have never had any interaction with Donald Trump. To me, Lord Dave is a reality. Trump is just a media fiction.

Well, it turns out that acting like an ostrich won't make Trump a fiction.  He is a real person.  He makes decisions of consequence to the world.

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I also file taxes.  I got his stimulus money and spent it in Norway.
You are a parasite on decent hard working Americans. And now you wish to impose your political ideologies on those living in the States without having to face the consequences of your vote yourself? Honestly, look at your behaviour and decide if you are a morally bankrupt. I'd say you are behaving as such.

All of a sudden you care what an American is doing?  But it's weird to care what the president of the USA is doing?  Do you see how completely two-faced you are?

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This is true for every single person on the planet.

TIL POTUS doesn't matter.
Please describe one thing any president has done that impacted your life to any degree.

Why are you singling me out?  You said it was true for every single person on the planet.

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This is true for every single person on the planet.

TIL POTUS doesn't matter.

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One the rest of the world just had to suck up.

Incorrect.  We can have conversations that will hopefully influence American voters.
Are you having conversations to influence Russian voters? What about Chinese voters or French voters or Italian voters or Indian voters? What is the obsession with American politics?

Well I happen to live right next to the USA and we do 70% of our commerce with the USA.  They also happen to be the largest economic power in the world.

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The best answer I can come up with, is that it is in English so our lazy journalists can copy and paste it into their news sites. But I don't care about America nearly as much as British coverage of American news would suggest. I don't think most Brits do. Most Brits would struggle to name the Prime Minister of Australia or the main parties in New Zealand. And yet they know blow by blow every last insignificant and irrelevant detail of Trump's actions. Why does his healthcare policy get so much UK air time? It is domestic policy. British people don't know anything about Indian health policy or Japanese policy, we aren't told. But every last detail of US. The Muller investigation. Why would the British public care? But again excruciating detail and it is so irrelevant to us. And yet British people follow this and have full blown arguments WITH OTHER BRITISH PEOPLE about it!

Maybe because the actions the USA takes have an impact on the world?


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One of my friends has Trump derangement syndrome. He gets incredibly worked up about Trump's latest endeavours. And it makes no difference to his life at all. We need less US politics in our news. It only imports US problems like black lives matter or antifa.

Cool story.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Black Lives Matter
« on: June 29, 2020, 03:12:19 PM »
You're also the bad guys, the ones who started it.
Hardly. The Romans were over here enslaving us 2000 years earlier. Every major civilisation has had slaves. Every single one. And it was the British who stopped it.

We are talking about chattel slave trade from Africa to North America, which the UK participated in for over 150 years and transported over 3 million slaves to the New World.  It's good the UK stopped it but to say...
Slavery is a part of US history. Not British history.
...is completely false and you know that.

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Guess who boycotted cheap cotton and demanded fair trade and refused to buy cotton picked by slaves despite their government refusing to abolish slavery?

Just as slavery was ending a few factory workers decided to take a stance against slave cotton, not all of them mind you. So it took almost 50 years after the abolishing of slavery to take a principled stance on slave picked cotton, and that stance was taken by a tiny minority of UK citizens who happened to wield no power?  Seems like the UK's morals weren't as strong as you are touting them.

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We really were the good guys in all this, and we don't deserve to be painted as the worst slave owning villains of all time.

No one has done that.  Stop lying.

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The truth is the exact opposite.

Evidently false.  The UK kept slaves, exported millions more and was a main buyer of slave picked cotton for the vast majority of the time the industry existed after they abolished slaves.

Trying to minimize the UKs role in this is just a vain attempt to protect your nationalist ego.  You would do well to be a true patriot and accept your history so that it's lessons can continue to be soaked in for future generations; we don't want to be doomed to repeat it do we?

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One the rest of the world just had to suck up.

Incorrect.  We can have conversations that will hopefully influence American voters.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Black Lives Matter
« on: June 29, 2020, 01:34:56 PM »

Not much more than half a million slaves when we left.

Only half a million?

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By 1807 Britain has abolished slavery passing the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. Graph still keeps going up. Slavery is a part of US history. Not British history.

But by your own admission you enslaved half a million people? 

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We're the good guys. The ones who ended it.

You're also the bad guys, the ones who started it.

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You're the nation that liked its cotton pickers too much.

Guess who bought the cotton?  The UK loved the cheap cotton, relied heavily on it and didn't care why it was so cheap.  How noble  ::)

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we should respect their choice, even if its a dumb one.

What an idiotic position And you don’t even believe it. You regularly don’t respect people’s choices if they are left-leaning.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / GamerGate 2: Rise of the Streamers
« on: June 26, 2020, 09:45:09 PM »
https://www.reddit.com/r/LivestreamFail/comments/hdhyd1/dozens_of_women_have_levied_sexual_assault/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

I haven’t had a chance to read allegations in depth yet but apparently a large number of sexual assault allegations are coming out. Dr Disrespect has been permabanned with no accompanying statement yet and the high profile stream team, Method is likely to be disbanded. Many other stories are unfolding simultaneously.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 26, 2020, 01:55:00 PM »
In the midst of a global pandemic, with the presidential election months away, the Justice Dept has asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act.

What fresh madness is this?

Unsurprising madness.

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