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76  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 2000 Without Nader? on: May 11, 2015, 09:59:24 am
I don't think 9/11 would have happened under Gore, because I doubt he would have ignored the warnings as Bush did.

As for the election, Gore would have carried Florida without Nader on the ballot. Of course, with Bush's brother in charge, it was possible that Florida was always guaranteed to go to Bush.
77  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boston University professor: White Males a "problem population" on: May 10, 2015, 12:20:58 pm
Ok, so it exists? So what? You've never read anything comparable from a black person, or any other race? Like "every white person should leave America because Native Amuricans lol", or some ridiculous nonsense like that?

It seems like you've only been searching for posts that confirm your initial position, to be honest with you.

How are white males "the problem" for colleges? Should they just not go to college? I don't understand what the point of the original quote was. It seems like it just inflames racial tension for no reason.

She never said "white males", what she said was "white masculinity" and that is about mentality. You have plenty of minorities making comments about unfairness, but they aren't part of the structure that runs things.  The point is, when it comes to those in control, entitled attitudes lead to an unbalanced society.

Overall, my point is that right-wingers are no less politically correct than anyone else.
First, I'm not defending the right wing, they are obviously hypocritical and that's not surprising.

However, the quote made it seem like the biggest problem with colleges was white males acting tough and throwing their weight around. I'm not sure how you could argue that's not what the quote was implying.
The biggest problem is entitlement and that's exactly what the professor's point was.
78  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boston University professor: White Males a "problem population" on: May 09, 2015, 11:23:43 pm
lol

Imagine what would be the reaction if a white male said African American women are the problem in society. Nothing more needs to be said.

Because as a white male I often have to worry about black women denying me an application for a mortgage or a bank loan, or rejecting me for a job because she doesn't like my white-sounding name or my thin, straight hair. I have to drive slowly through nice neighborhoods and keep my hands out of my pockets in case some black female cop decides to racially profile me and possibly shoot me for no reason. I have to deal with the fact that black women control a disproportionate amount of wealth in this country and that their incomes didn't decline nearly as much as mine did during the recession.

And it's completely safe for a white person, or any person for that matter, to drive through an inner city black neighborhood, right?

In that situation, the issue is more about the type of neighborhood, as opposed to the demographics. A white person would be safe driving through View Park-Windsor Hills, Ladera Heights and Baldwin Hills, but dramatically less safe driving through Watts or Vermont Square. At the same time, a black person is safer driving through suburban white neighborhood than a poor, rural white neighborhood with prescription drug abuse related crime.
79  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boston University professor: White Males a "problem population" on: May 09, 2015, 11:15:59 pm
Ok, so it exists? So what? You've never read anything comparable from a black person, or any other race? Like "every white person should leave America because Native Amuricans lol", or some ridiculous nonsense like that?

It seems like you've only been searching for posts that confirm your initial position, to be honest with you.

How are white males "the problem" for colleges? Should they just not go to college? I don't understand what the point of the original quote was. It seems like it just inflames racial tension for no reason.

She never said "white males", what she said was "white masculinity" and that is about mentality. You have plenty of minorities making comments about unfairness, but they aren't part of the structure that runs things.  The point is, when it comes to those in control, entitled attitudes lead to an unbalanced society.

Overall, my point is that right-wingers are no less politically correct than anyone else.
80  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boston University professor: White Males a "problem population" on: May 09, 2015, 09:58:39 pm
Right-wingers become the "PC Police" they love to complain about once someone says something they don't like. What hypocrisy.

Examples?

It's not really about political correctness. It's about an instructor repeatedly making an unabashedly racist remark. No one's suggesting imposing on her right to preach hatred - I just question why Boston University appears to be sanctioning this behavior. Replace "white" with "black" -- and you know she would be canned by the department chair or whoever.

This post is a good example. My point is proven.
Your "point" was about as sharp as a broken needle.

It's time for you to face reality here and I'm going to make it very clear for you, but I'm sure you'll still make some smart remark.

The thing is, she's only pointing out issues of society and structure that are not at all untrue. She didn't say anything about discriminating against anyone based on race, but simply highlighted issues no one wants to speak of.

There are plenty of white men out there who blame affirmative action for not getting jobs or into school, and there are plenty of them in control that operate on a system of class and bias. That's not to say all of them do, but there is a significant amount that do. I've seen some post online that advocate that only white male property owners should be allowed vote, which is a good example of what sort of mentality exists out there.
81  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boston University professor: White Males a "problem population" on: May 09, 2015, 09:45:33 pm
Right-wingers become the "PC Police" they love to complain about once someone says something they don't like. What hypocrisy.

Examples?

It's not really about political correctness. It's about an instructor repeatedly making an unabashedly racist remark. No one's suggesting imposing on her right to preach hatred - I just question why Boston University appears to be sanctioning this behavior. Replace "white" with "black" -- and you know she would be canned by the department chair or whoever.

This post is a good example. My point is proven.
82  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boston University professor: White Males a "problem population" on: May 09, 2015, 08:35:33 pm
Right-wingers become the "PC Police" they love to complain about once someone says something they don't like. What hypocrisy.
83  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Palinesque VP pick for Hillary on: May 09, 2015, 09:07:34 am
There is no Democratic equivalent of Sarah Palin.
84  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rick Scott admits exploiting his mother's death just to win reelection on: May 08, 2015, 07:19:44 pm
Any time a politician uses the words "editorialized", they are not telling the truth.
85  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: How Newt Gingrich Swiftboated Jim Wright on: May 08, 2015, 10:10:27 am
If only Democrats would get the guts to go this aggressive against Boehner. You've got to fight fire with fire. Playing nice hasn't worked so far.
86  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: U.S. Split Along Racial Lines on Backlash Against Police, Poll Finds on: May 06, 2015, 11:18:37 am
I'm pretty sure if the situation was reversed, the numbers would be. If a bunch of black police officers were involved in the death of a white man in a suburb, you'd have a very different result.
87  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Nebraska woman sues all gayz on: May 05, 2015, 03:40:06 pm
I'm going to gamble before clicking the link and say that this is the woman that gave a rambling speech to the Lincoln City Council some time back.

Ok, this is someone else. Nebraska has no shortage of crazy people it appears.
88  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Texas: two gunmen shot dead after opening fire at Mohammed cartoon contest on: May 05, 2015, 11:36:26 am
I think the point that is being missed is that these drawings are not like marching at Selma or protesting at Tiananmen Square, they are more about petty instigating. These drawings are just not the best way to fight for free speech and don't even come close to doing it.
89  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Texas: two gunmen shot dead after opening fire at Mohammed cartoon contest on: May 04, 2015, 02:54:11 pm
This is what the organizers wanted in order to prove their point.

"Your honour, she was asking for it."

I think you are missing the point here. There are people out there who don't necessarily mind seeing something violent happen if it proves their point.

The point is that it doesn't matter, and you bringing it end up, no matter how you mean it, as a defense for the people committing violence. Are the victims of this violence a bunch of bigoted assholes; yes, but that's not really important, or it stop being important when other people react with violence.

Uh, no, it was not a defense, it was a valid point about why the event was held in the first place. Do you really think these people would have put on this event if they weren't looking for some sort of reaction?
90  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Carson is in on: May 04, 2015, 02:42:27 pm
Throw it in the pile with the rest of the candidates.
91  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Texas: two gunmen shot dead after opening fire at Mohammed cartoon contest on: May 04, 2015, 02:39:15 pm
This is what the organizers wanted in order to prove their point.

"Your honour, she was asking for it."

I think you are missing the point here. There are people out there who don't necessarily mind seeing something violent happen if it proves their point.
92  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Texas: two gunmen shot dead after opening fire at Mohammed cartoon contest on: May 04, 2015, 01:52:45 pm
This is what the organizers wanted in order to prove their point.
93  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jeb Bush likes controversial sociologist Charles Murray's books on: May 03, 2015, 08:04:49 pm
He knows the crowd he needs to cater to in order to get this nomination.
94  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 6 Officers Charged In Freddy Gray Death; 2nd Deg. Murder & Manslaughter on: May 03, 2015, 12:32:54 pm
None of the officers in this case is a victim, not one. Go by the book and you won't get into trouble, it's as simple as that.
95  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 6 Officers Charged In Freddy Gray Death; 2nd Deg. Murder & Manslaughter on: May 01, 2015, 04:02:49 pm
Again, the only reason anyone would want for a change of venue is because they want the officers to have any easier chance of getting off.
96  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 6 Officers Charged In Freddy Gray Death; 2nd Deg. Murder & Manslaughter on: May 01, 2015, 02:38:32 pm
Yes, move the trial to some majority white, Republican county so that the officers have a good chance at getting acquitted.
97  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 6 Officers Charged In Freddy Gray Death; 2nd Deg. Murder & Manslaughter on: May 01, 2015, 10:41:30 am
Good. Conservatives are going to really explode now.
98  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What do you think of the word "thug"? on: May 01, 2015, 10:41:02 am
9 out of 10 times it's used it's a racial dog whistle.

Especially when "progressives" call Republicans "Rethuglicans".

The PC police need to go away and stop telling people what they can and can't say.

You can say whatever you like, you just shouldn't feel that people are obligated to agree with you and praise you for your opinions. No one is ever obligated to agree with you.
99  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: WaPo: Freddie Gray alleged to have injured himself. on: April 30, 2015, 11:51:03 am
I'm not a lawyer, but I have a hard time seeing this stand up as valid corroboration of anything in an investigation. In this case, just hearing something and not seeing it is pretty much unreliable, and should not be admissible.
100  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: WaPo: Freddie Gray alleged to have injured himself. on: April 29, 2015, 10:13:50 pm
Not that you have any sense to comprehend this, but even if this was true, the police are supposed to make sure that those they take into custody received medical attention if they need it. They have to administer assistance to detainees that attempt suicide, it's policy.

With that said, it's really odd that an unnamed inmate just happens to produce a story like that and it's even odder to believe that one could actually sever their own spinal cord so easily.

And lastly, you lost to Obama twice, so get over it. Blaming him for everything will not change that fact, and you are only making yourself look ridiculous by constantly blaming him for every single thing that happens.
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