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101  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: War on: April 30, 2015, 04:53:25 pm
The question is so vague that the only real answer is "yes" unless you're hopelessly naive and out of touch.
102  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Do you see a "law and order" message resonating in 2016? on: April 29, 2015, 11:10:42 pm
Maybe in some of the most backward parts of America, the places where people still believe that liberals are enablers of criminals as 'poor, misguided souls' instead of the sociopathic predators that most criminals are.

Crime and it's roots aren't that simple. C'mon.
103  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Hungary's Orban: "Bring back the death penalty" on: April 29, 2015, 11:06:22 pm
The ArrowCross Restoration continues it's march forward.

104  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: WaPo: Freddie Gray alleged to have injured himself. on: April 29, 2015, 11:02:07 pm
I'm not buying it. There are all kinds of rewards for an inmate cooperating with the police on issues like this. It seems sketchy to me.
105  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: REPUBLICANS ONLY: Would you be afraid of a Warren candidacy? on: April 28, 2015, 08:38:59 pm
If the Democrats throw Hillary overboard a second time, I don't think they will have a chance to win the general election. The PUMAS will vote Republican.

All two dozen of them.
106  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Police stage a coup in New Kinloch, MO on: April 28, 2015, 08:06:11 pm
And the OP was deleted because....?
107  General Politics / Economics / Re: For Leftists mainly: Guaranteed Income vs Guaranteed Employment on: April 28, 2015, 12:49:44 am
Guaranteed income.

Guaranteed income, because not everyone wants or is able to work.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves.

108  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democrats only: What would you prefer? on: April 28, 2015, 12:38:27 am
109  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: police murder megathread on: April 27, 2015, 10:50:53 pm

$5.7 million is the amount the city paid to victims of brutality between 2011 and 2014. And as huge as that figure is, the more staggering number in the article is this one: "Over the past four years, more than 100 people have won court judgments or settlements related to allegations of brutality and civil-rights violations." What tiny percentage of the unjustly beaten win formal legal judgments?

If you're imagining that they were all men in their twenties, think again:

Victims include a 15-year-old boy riding a dirt bike, a 26-year-old pregnant accountant who had witnessed a beating, a 50-year-old woman selling church raffle tickets, a 65-year-old church deacon rolling a cigarette and an 87-year-old grandmother aiding her wounded grandson. Those cases detail a frightful human toll. Officers have battered dozens of residents who suffered broken bones jaws, noses, arms, legs, ankles head trauma, organ failure, and even death, coming during questionable arrests. Some residents were beaten while handcuffed; others were thrown to the pavement.
The 87-year-old grandmother was named Venus Green. A former teacher with two college degrees, she spent her retirement years as a foster parent for needy children. She was on her porch one day when her grandson ran up crying for an ambulance.

He'd been shot.


Yes those things are terrible, and those people deserve justice. But rioting isn't going to change any of that. If anything it will backfire and people will think "no wonder police officers have to be especially on guard around those people". The current story was gaining traction and most likely have led to reforms from the city's black mayor and police chief.

I just don't see how looting a liquor store and burning a CVS after raiding it for prescription drugs will help.
110  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: police murder megathread on: April 27, 2015, 10:40:05 pm
Jesus, my fellow red avatars just can't bring themselves to condemn the rioting without pouching it in some kind of excuse.

Oh, and for phucks sake: This situation was widely covered on news networks before the rioting, so no, rioting isn't "the only way to get attention". Just stop with the pathetic excuses for bad behavior.
111  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who Would You Have Supported In the Falklands War on: April 27, 2015, 07:58:09 pm
UK (Normal, not a supporter of fascist aggression)
112  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: police murder megathread on: April 27, 2015, 07:38:09 pm
Loot, riot, and burn buildings. Yeah, that will change people's perception of you.
113  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which recent President had the best foreign policy? on: April 27, 2015, 03:18:52 pm
Bush 41 easily. No contest.
114  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Andrew Cuomo vs. Lena Dunham on: April 27, 2015, 03:17:13 pm
Isn't Dunham the one who molested her little sister for years and then lied in her book and said some Republican guy raped her?

Yeah, Cuomo any day.
115  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: NVGOP moves to dump caucuses on: April 27, 2015, 02:58:50 pm
This is a good move - caucuses disenfranchise too many folks, particularly the disadvantaged.  Fair elections are always best
116  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Jewish Student Posts Hindu Symbol, is Investigated for Anti-Semitic Hate Crime on: April 26, 2015, 08:25:04 pm
Suspension is fine, but going for a "hate crime" is too much.

We shouldn't bend over to the professionally sensitive and recreationaly outraged.
117  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: WaPo/ABC Poll: 61% support SSM; 1st time more than 6 in 10 support on: April 23, 2015, 11:36:44 pm
All demographic groups support it now except conservatives, republicans, and seniors.

Ethnic minorities tend to be opposed IIRC.
118  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: To all of our Hillary fans on: April 23, 2015, 10:53:25 pm
119  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Buzzfeed kind of epic fails on: April 22, 2015, 10:29:16 pm
A frivolous dumb website has an especially frivolous dumb article. 
120  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream on: April 22, 2015, 10:27:39 pm
Massive Freedom Story.
121  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of cheerleaders on: April 22, 2015, 10:25:52 pm
I know I'll get prude shouted at me for this, but honestly I view cheerleading as an outcome of the sexual repression in US society. If you had a more healthy attitude towards sex in general (you being American society) I don't think you would come up with the idea of watching underage girls do sexy dancing before high school sports games.

I don't see the problem.
122  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Chafee: Clintons "have a long history of gray areas on ethics" on: April 22, 2015, 10:22:04 pm
A Moderate Republican criticized the Clintons, surprise surprise.
123  General Discussion / Alternative History / Re: Could the WWII have happened even without the National Socialism? on: April 22, 2015, 10:20:25 pm
Yes, of course.
124  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Sylvia Allen (R-AZ) Thinks Church Attendance Should Be Mandatory on: April 22, 2015, 10:18:30 pm
Yes, the GOP are bordering on fascism.  Next story, please. 
125  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live... on: April 22, 2015, 10:17:32 pm
1980s Miami lol
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