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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Increased gravity at the poles?
« on: November 12, 2018, 04:03:56 PM »
A rock underwater will weigh 2/3 of what a rock on the beach weighs.

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The default position is that it's flat. Look out your window, look out over a lake. See? Flat.

Now convince me that it's actually globular!

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Flat Earth Community / Re: BBC slags off TFES again
« on: November 07, 2018, 01:41:49 PM »
Dude! It's free publicity for the site!

What are you complaining about? The fact that they categorized us as deniers? That's awful 'cause before they did that everyone thought FET was totally legit.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Republicans take the house and senate.
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:42:36 PM »
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NPC 1: But it was actually Democrats who were fighting and sacrificing even though they were called Republicans.  (Four legs good two legs better! I read it in my NPC history book!)
the man clearly said conservative and meant Republicans but Republicans of that era were liberals
QED

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Republicans take the house and senate.
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:44:41 PM »
Don Lemon: We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men! Hmm ???
 
Navy Seal: I represent just one of the hundreds of thousands of white men who fought long and hard and sacrificed their lives for the freedoms and the equality we all enjoy.

NPC 1: But it was actually Democrats who were fighting and sacrificing even though they were called Republicans.  (Four legs good two legs better! I read it in my NPC history book!)

NPC 2: Technically Don Lemon wasn't criticizing white men

(In other news)

SNL: Ha ha ha! Look at that pirate looking guy. Yeah Yeah ... he says he lost an eye in the war or whatever! Ha ha ha!

Me: Pathetic!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Republicans take the house and senate.
« on: November 05, 2018, 03:50:27 PM »
After surviving three wars, a gunshot wound, a near fatal drowning, a failed parachute, Taliban ambushes, ISIS snipers, mortars, mine-fields, suicide bombers and laying down my life for the cause of freedom while fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with my brother Arabs, Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Animists, and Atheists, I have now returned home to the USA where a CNN host has labeled me as a radicalized right wing terrorist simply because of my gender and the color of my skin.

That's literally not what Don Lemon said.
I represent just one of the hundreds of thousands of conservative white men who have fought to preserve freedom in this great Nation and in other nations. My forefathers are the 3% who founded this Republic against the might of the British Army. It was white Conservative men who died by the tens of thousands after charging into our southern states to free our black brothers from the slavery.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Republicans take the house and senate.
« on: November 05, 2018, 03:15:29 PM »
After surviving three wars, a gunshot wound, a near fatal drowning, a failed parachute, Taliban ambushes, ISIS snipers, mortars, mine-fields, suicide bombers and laying down my life for the cause of freedom while fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with my brother Arabs, Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Animists, and Atheists, I have now returned home to the USA where a CNN host has labeled me as a radicalized right wing terrorist simply because of my gender and the color of my skin.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Republicans take the house and senate.
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:41:00 AM »
Wow, that navy seal sure was upset.  I guess now he knows what being (or looking) middle Eastern feels like.


Also, ignoring the entire first half of the argument Don made is a shitty thing to do.


Finally: we all know the Republican party has swapped platforms in the last 100 or so years.
Wow. NPC alert!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Republicans take the house and senate.
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:09:15 AM »
Former US Navy SEAL, Ephraim Mattos, has responded to comments made this week by Don Lemon on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time.

“We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them.” — Don Lemon on CNN (October 29, 2018)

Here is Mattos’ response:

After surviving three wars, a gunshot wound, a near fatal drowning, a failed parachute, Taliban ambushes, ISIS snipers, mortars, mine-fields, suicide bombers and laying down my life for the cause of freedom while fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with my brother Arabs, Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Animists, and Atheists, I have now returned home to the USA where a CNN host has labeled me as a radicalized right wing terrorist simply because of my gender and the color of my skin.

I represent just one of the hundreds of thousands of conservative white men who have fought to preserve freedom in this great Nation and in other nations. My forefathers are the 3% who founded this Republic against the might of the British Army. It was white Conservative men who died by the tens of thousands after charging into our southern states to free our black brothers from the slavery imposed on them by the Liberal left. We were the ones who acknowledged that women have a right to vote. We held the line in WWI and charged the beaches of Normandy in WWII. We have fought for freedom and liberty for generations and we continue to do so today alongside all of our brothers and sisters regardless of their race or religion.

In the early 1930s, Hitler said the same thing about the Jews that Don Lemon of CNN just said about white men. This is the true face of the Democratic Party. First they enslaved and killed blacks, and now they use them to spew hatred and lies against the very people who have fought for generations to free them and uplift them.

Remember that when you go to vote.

One final thought: To make a point, I have referred to myself as a “white male” in the previous sentences multiple times, but I must make it clear that I identify as simply “American,” not as “white” or “male” or “Republican.”

Although blatantly racist and hateful, do not let Don Lemon’s ignorant words drive you into viewing yourself only by your race and religion. Identity politics does not lead to freedom. It only leads to hatred and division and an “us vs. them” mentality.

If CNN does not fire Don Lemon immediately, it only goes to show that they are truly the “enemy of the people.”

—    Ephraim Mattos, Former US Navy SEAL

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: 1961 Full Edition of Encyclopedia Britanica
« on: October 27, 2018, 03:39:53 AM »
The Michelson-Morley Experiment says that the speed of light is constant no matter the frame of reference.

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Regardless of the earth's shape the mainstream media are evil. I don't think it's so much a lack of critical thinking as it is a deliberate attempt to manipulate public opinion. I despise MSM.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Family Guy
« on: August 28, 2018, 01:58:15 PM »
Trump on an escalator  ;D

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 01, 2018, 09:00:03 AM »
In an industry full of unprincipled slimeballs.


Yeah but the viewers want that.  So what does that make the audience?
It makes the audience of CNN equally as ignorant as the audience of FOX News.
Ignorant?  Of their desires, perhaps, but no.It makes them human.
Fair enough. Equally human and no less ignorant.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 01, 2018, 07:46:14 AM »
In an industry full of unprincipled slimeballs.


Yeah but the viewers want that.  So what does that make the audience?
It makes the audience of CNN equally as ignorant as the audience of FOX News.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 01, 2018, 05:48:14 AM »
In an industry full of unprincipled slimeballs.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 28, 2018, 05:49:42 AM »
I agree with pretty much everything after your first sentence. If you watched the last election you would know that he pretty much thumbed his nose at the media and got away with it.

Which is not the same thing as "[turning] the media's own dishonest tactics against them." Trump is not a satirist or social critic in the vein of Socrates or Voltaire. He's just a shameless liar with selfish motivations. I'm stressing this point because I can't stand this whole "what's bad for the establishment is good for me!" idea that Trump undoubtedly owes much of his popularity to. It's such a childish, sophomoric view that simply isn't an accurate reflection of the world. There are some things about the media and the establishment that need to be called out forcefully and torn down, obviously. But the relevance of fact-checking and the notion of yielding (or at least modifying one's position or argument) in the face of overwhelming contradictory factual evidence are not among them.


Ok. Well I didn't mean that what Trump was doing was exactly the same thing in every respect. Mostly he got the better of them tho. One tactic he definitely stole from them was posting stuff that wasn't necessarily true about them and his political opponents. He did pull a few good ones during the campaign too. I forgot what the issue was, but one time he got them all hyped up about a press conference he was going to give on some controversial topic. When they arrived he offered a one minute speech that completely de-escalated whatever issue they were on about and then announced the conference over. That was kind of  funny.

I definitely agree that Trump is no Socrates or Voltaire. But then, you would be hard pressed to find someone that was in the current crop of MSM reporters. And I certainly don't deny many of the other criticisms you're giving. I just think many of them could also apply to much of the MSM. You must surely agree that their performance hasn't been stellar of late.

One thing they could do in the press briefing room is to remember they are working for national newspapers, not Gossip Girl.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 27, 2018, 08:22:00 PM »
I would prefer if the media were honest and the President wasn't Trump. But given the situation we have, I kind of enjoy watching him turn the media's own dishonest tactics against them. (It takes a crook to expose a crook?)

But he's not doing anything of the sort. All he does is yell "Fake news!" whenever a story that makes him look bad comes out. There's no clever strategy involved, no artful playing of his opponents, it's all just shameless denials that anyone who isn't a part of his devoted fanbase knows are simply further lies. That Trump frustrates the media and that you dislike the media don't combine to turn him into him some kind of admirable revolutionary.
I agree with pretty much everything after your first sentence. If you watched the last election you would know that he pretty much thumbed his nose at the media and got away with it.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 27, 2018, 05:20:14 PM »


I didn't think bias = lies until you defined it that way for me.
Then please, do tell me, what was your original definition of bias?

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I am not a journalist, I took no time whatsoever to research that tweet. It was funny and weird so I posted it. So your position is you cannot take a position against dishonesty in the media unless you thoroughly research every single thing you say ever? If you want to disregard my arguments based on that go ahead, it's fine with me.
It's more like "You can't take a position against lies in the media when you have issues actually identifying lies in the media, except those who confirm your bias."  Yes, you thought it was funny and didn't bother questioning it's accuracy.  Yet if it was "Trump supporters offer their vaginas for him" I have this feeling you would not have shared it.

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I say Dems because it's shorter. I was not aware of any negative connotation. I am definitely biased against the current practices of the media, you're definitely correct about that. IMO Frenzy of lies and half truths is accurate but for the purpose of this discussion I've agreed to rephrase it as "Biased language".

My complaint about the media was never confined to strictly news articles although it certainly does include them.
I never said it was negative.I'm mostly referring to the fact that you reference Democrats specifically.  It wasn't "Left leading media" or "Media" or "News agencies" it was "Democrats".  So right there you've strongly implied that the democratic party is controlling news agencies and any negative media on Trump is a political ploy.  Unspoken is the lack of accountability for the other side.  Almost as though you feel that any overly positive or misleading support of Trump is fine.
Like a headline reading "Trump signs Peace agreement with North Korea!" is a biased headline as the agreement signed was not a peace agreement in the traditional sense.  But it's positive.  You seem so focused on the negative that I can only conclude that you react only to negative bias news and not positvely biased.
My original definition was prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another. But perhaps it should include lying. It doesn't make lying any better it just makes the meaning of bias worse.

I might have posted that if it was about Trump supporters. I have made fun of them in the past as well. I'm not particularly fond of the average Trump supporter. (At least not the way they've been stereotyped)

Well the Dems and the media (Maybe not FOX I haven't checked) are attacking Trump right now, I think their attacks are backfiring. That's why I referenced them.

When I see FOX or some other outlet post a headline like "Peace Has Been Attained With NK - Nobel Peace Prize Imminent" I know it's horseshit and wouldn't be shy about saying so if it came up.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 27, 2018, 05:07:15 PM »
I don't even know what to say about Trump. He's a schmuck. I absolutely agree that he lies, but he's not lying every time mainstream media says he is. And not every single solitary thing he does is awful, evil and bad.

IMO the country should be run by competent leaders, not empty celebrities. But Trump didn't elect himself. If something doesn't change we'll likely continue to get similar results. Who's next, Oprah? Kardashian?!!!!

Point of interest: I was very excited to have Obama as president when he first got elected. I was very disappointed by the end though.

I just don't understand you. You think Trump is a schmuck but you are so quick to defend him. You don't want a celebrity to be elected president again but you put Trump on a pedestal. I can't reasonably debate you because you refuse to be consistent, even in the same post.

I can't with you, lol
Well, I think he's a schmuck not an evil villain who only ever says lies and only ever does despicable deeds. I'm not sure if you're aware of this but it's not a binary situation. There is a range between awesome and awful. Some of his polices I agree with.

I would prefer if the media were honest and the President wasn't Trump. But given the situation we have, I kind of enjoy watching him turn the media's own dishonest tactics against them. (It takes a crook to expose a crook?)

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 27, 2018, 04:42:36 PM »
I don't even know what to say about Trump. He's a schmuck. I absolutely agree that he lies, but he's not lying every time mainstream media says he is. And not every single solitary thing he does is awful, evil and bad.

What embarrassingly faint praise. It's become so generally accepted now that the President of the United States is an utterly foul person and an enormous liar that we've sunk to simply trying to find a few exceptions to defend him. Not literally everything he does is bad! Not literally everything he says is a lie!
Ironically, this outlook is probably the reason he got elected and also probably the reason he stands a chance of getting elected again.

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