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    Yesterday, 06:50 PM
    Donald Trump bodyslams, beats and shaves Vince McMahon at Wrestlemania XXIII
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    Yesterday, 06:09 PM
    Talk about projecting... I see this every day in court. Judges, white and black, man and woman, are apt to assume actions/statements of our black clients (the defendant, or respondent in neglect proceedings) are indicative of aggression or disrespect. I had a judge once go on a tirade against a client during an initial hearing for "disrespecting the court" by wearing 'sunglasses' indoors and demanded he take them off. He calmly explained they were prescription glasses which he needs for a number of eye issues and that he meant no disrespect. He offered to take them off for her, though he would not be able to see her if he did. She allowed him to keep them on, but referred more than once to his "bad attitude" and "disrespect for the proceedings" in hearings after that. This was literally the 1st interaction they'd ever had and he was acted FAR more calmly than I would have if MY kids had just been ripped away from me by the government! That's just one example of dozens I could give, and I've only been in court a few months. The difference between what our judges project onto our black clients and our (rare) white clients is really astonishing. It's been an eye opening experience, and now I see this kind of thing everywhere, like in Molyneux's comment there. Edit: I do agree that Vin's character was far too "normal" for someone who was raised as a stormtrooper. That was my main complaint with the film, aside from the whole "we already saw this movie, it's called Star Wars (IV A New Hope)" thing. Edit 2: Now I'm actually watching this garbage (not the analysis of Molyneux, his original statements) and it's pissing me off. I'm not very familiar with his work, but he either didn't watch the movie or REALLY hates women. His constant assumptions that she "knows nothing" about the ship despite it repeatedly being established that she has both stolen it AND consulted on its repair is telling.
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    12-04-2016, 07:53 PM
    You mean, "we" "are" "killing" "terrorists" and "protecting" "civilians" and "refugees".
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    12-04-2016, 07:44 PM
    Yes because he's a monster, not because he called Obama names.
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    12-04-2016, 10:37 AM
    My brother has been living in Northern Denmark for a year and change now, running a small brewery (please try Ebeltoft beer if you're ever over there, and Enlightenment Ales if you're around Boston). He's a liberal, but we got him to vote for Ron back in the day. He has been telling me for years "they must be on to something over here, I've never seen a homeless person". Nor did when I was there for 10 days (I also never saw physical paper or coined money). I guess now we know why!
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    12-03-2016, 06:53 PM
    Not sure who wrote this. Most of these changes are quite good overall. Especially the THRU street system. It makes things run much smoother.
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    12-03-2016, 12:09 PM
    You are not a typical supporter, as shown by your presence here. All the supporters I see are raving about this. They think the executive branch actually carries some kind of "big stick" when it comes to "jobs".
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    12-01-2016, 03:03 PM
    Oh, and it's in the OTHER thread, not this one. Didn't realize this was the poll thread.
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    12-01-2016, 02:35 PM
    Sorry, it's somewhere in this thread I think. It was someone filming the front entrance where people were playing ping pong outside. He apparently had a zoning kind of issue with them? Another video showed the Comet staff (owner? Sorry, I'm posting this in a rush)filming themselves going to the guy's apartment and harassing him. I'm in the midst of prepping for law school finals right now, but I plan to delve deeper into all this once those are over.
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    12-01-2016, 02:17 PM
    Check your source. This is ACTUAL fake news. As in, she NEVER said that. From the sites "about us" section: "This is HYBRID site of news and satire. part of our stories already happens, part, not yet. NOT all of our stories are true!"
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    11-30-2016, 09:01 PM
    United States v. Eichman, 496 U.S. 310, 318–19, 110 S. Ct. 2404, 2409–10, 110 L. Ed. 2d 287 (1990) "***Government may create national symbols, promote them, and encourage their respectful treatment.9 But the Flag Protection Act of 1989 goes well beyond this by criminally proscribing expressive conduct because of its likely communicative impact. **2410 We are aware that desecration of the flag is deeply offensive to many. But the same might be said, for example, of virulent ethnic and religious epithets, see Terminiello v. Chicago, 337 U.S. 1, 69 S.Ct. 894, 93 L.Ed. 1131 (1949), vulgar repudiations of the draft, see *319 Cohen v. California, 403 U.S. 15, 91 S.Ct. 1780, 29 L.Ed.2d 284 (1971), and scurrilous caricatures, see Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell, 485 U.S. 46, 108 S.Ct. 876, 99 L.Ed.2d 41 (1988). “If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the Government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.” Johnson, supra, at 414, 109 S.Ct., at 2545. Punishing desecration of the flag dilutes the very freedom that makes this emblem so revered, and worth revering. The judgments of the District Courts are Affirmed."
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    11-29-2016, 10:07 PM
    This IS what his supporters wanted. Government support of failing, well-connected businesses. Crony Capitalism.
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    11-29-2016, 10:05 PM
    DING DING DING!!! We have a winner!
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    11-29-2016, 08:02 PM
    Revocation of citizenship is an appropriate punishment for destruction of property? Not that he could make it so, but that IS what he said... Also, because he is president, not 500+ members of Congress and 5 Supreme Court justices. How does protesting in support of the 1st Amendment, against someone who wants to ignore it as President, make one look "anti american and crazy"?
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    11-28-2016, 07:04 PM
    I'm having flashback of Weld's nomination for Canadian Ambassador. IIRC, he stepped down, then failed to be confirmed.
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    11-28-2016, 06:37 PM
    It'd also link him forever to environmental issues. It's a hot-button issue, and has a lot of single-issue voters around it, and he should avoid being dragged solely into the climate change arena.
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    11-27-2016, 01:19 PM
    Here, let me try pointing fingers: Would Clinton or her supporters be in favor of "silly" recounts if she was the one on the winning side? She did say the elections were to be trusted no matter what. Rigging is fine if you are the winner. Or as Obama and Sanders have said, they weren't rigged and a recount won't change anything. Did i do it right? Was I childish enough? (No offense zippy: I see everyone making the "well if the situation was reversed" argument, which is essentially the "we're bad people, too" argument.)
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    11-27-2016, 01:12 PM
    So, $12,296 per student, and approx $50,000 per prisoner, using your numbers (there were just over 1.6 million prisoners in the US at that time). I'll give him a half point on this one. More per prisoner than per student.
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    11-24-2016, 01:22 AM
    link? Highly skeptical. It would prove everything so conveniently.
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    11-23-2016, 07:47 PM
    I didn't realize France was still stuck in the eugenics movement. This is appalling. My 50 year old cousin has Downs and is one of my favorite people; definitely my best relative. Forgetting the killing part, these people are missing out. I'd rather have a kid with Downs than raise someone who'd abort over the diagnosis.
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    11-23-2016, 07:17 PM
    I hate Romney, but I desperately want him for SoS. He's a company man; he knows he has to follow orders and get the job done. And honestly, besides 2012, he's pretty good at getting the job done. Just, it'd be Trump's jobs, which stand a chance of possibly being decent in some areas. In short, Romney would make Trump more efficient.
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    11-23-2016, 07:15 PM
    I don't know what to think anymore! God, I hate trump. At least with Clinton I could have just been mad all the time. Now I don't know!
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    11-23-2016, 06:54 PM
    Exactly. They've done everything BUT shoot them. Spraying cold water on a freezing night is pretty damn brutal. The moment a protester pulls a gun... That said, if they'd STARTED with guns, this shit wouldnt be going on.
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    11-23-2016, 02:09 PM
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-23/hundreds-veterans-heading-standing-rock-defend-dapl-protesters-police
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    11-23-2016, 01:03 PM
    This. Those pedophiles who go their entire lives without acting on their sexual urges should get medals. Great documentary about this on Netflix called Pervert Park. One of the most intense, disturbing, and somehow uplifting films I've seen in some time.
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    11-23-2016, 12:40 PM
    Yes. This has been going on for months.
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    11-23-2016, 12:07 PM
    This is one of the most naive things I've seen on this forum. The treaty is "superseded", I spit out some coffee I laughed so hard. These weren't revisions made willingly by the natives. These aren't agreements made by equal partners. These "agreements" are dictates by the Federal Government against the actual possessors of the land. Yes, 150 years ago, but that doesn't really make much of a difference. The very idea of "indian aggression"... I dont even know what to say. White settlers nearly wiped out the actual inhabitants of the entire continent, both through deliberate action and through unintentional germ warfare. White settlers made and reneged on treaties with the natives, slowly but surely cheating them out of their land and onto tiny, barren reservations. Settlers took their lands, forced them into reservations, and never paid what they owed, and then blamed it on "indian aggression" when the natives resorted to violence in their fight for freedom. It's shocking to see this kind of revisionist statist history being spread on this forum. Edit: Since you suggested wikipedia would support your claim... "The United States and Dakota leaders negotiated the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux on July 23, 1851, and Treaty of Mendota on August 5, 1851, by which the Dakota ceded large tracts of land in Minnesota Territory to the U.S. In exchange for promises of money and goods. From that time on, the Dakota were to live on a 20-mile (32 km) wide Indian reservation centered on a 150 mile (240 km) stretch of the upper Minnesota River.
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    11-23-2016, 09:46 AM
    My friend is there protesting the abuse of native americans via reneged treaties and crony capitalist deals which harm them and their communities. I'm not even in complete agreement with the basic premise the 1st protesters there were protesting, but now that it has turned into a military style crackdown on dissent, I'm all for 'em. That's really the issue now; how SHOULD police handle such things (if at all). Certainly not how they have. I also give my friend the benefit of the doubt on this issue. She knows all too well that the spirit of her people has been broken: she grew up in an Inuit village in Alaska where people just lay around, drink, and collect their government checks. She, alone in her family and village, left and made something of herself (we met waiting tables and serving drinks in NYC as we both paid our way through grad school).
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    You're seriously demented.
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    "How does one "look" mean or vindictive? You just hate women"

    That's interesting, since I am a woman.

    It's called woman's intuition you ought to try it sometime. It's in her eyes--I have seen many more like her in my lifetime.
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    In the same way that I allow mitigating factors for cops who don't realize their crimes are crimes, I do sort of make a mitigating factor for people who are so screwed over by the police state that they decide to get back at it in the ultimate manner, by lashing out and killing one of the State's own. Mind you, I didn't say it was OK. Only that its a mitigating factor
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    To put it another way, I am not at the Cantwellian "its great when a cop dies" level. Its a tragedy when it happens, most of them are brainwashed drones who don't really know any better. At the same time, they are all hired muscle for the government and they have all, through their actions, created a perception that it is us against them. The absolute BEST thing a cop can be is an ignorant professional armed robber who is genuinely brainwashed enough to think he has a right to take what he takes. Do I think that means he deserves to die? No, I don't. But I also recognize that he's not innocent, that his crime is "legal", and that a lot of people have truly been screwed over by the gang he works for. To be continued.
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    I guess I'm probably somewhere between you and AF. If that cop specifically was involved in smething egregious, I wouldn't even think about it, I would just automatically vote "not guilty." If it wasn't that particular cop, but some other cops, I'd honestly feel somewhat conflicted, because on the one hand, I would agree with you that such a random action would be wrong, but on the other hand, I wouldn't feel threatened by Frein, and to some extent it really is "us against them" and I want to side with my fellow citizens. Mind you, I don't think its "us against them" to quite the same absolute level that some people here think it is. But I think its undeniable that its true to some extent. That fact is at least partially, if not mostly, the fault of the police. I have a hard time with the idea of sending a man to prison for the rest of his life, or executing him, for a situation that is quite frankly at least partially the fault of the police.
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    I agree that it was a crime, but for some reason (half-rational and half maybe not) I would be more upset had the victim been a civilian. I'm hesitant to say what the penalty should be without info. If he had been wronged by police in the past and that sparked this I might consider pardoning him or at least substantially reducing his sentence from what I'd normally support.
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    jon, for the record, I'm actually on your side with regards to the discussion you are having with AF. I'm still working out my views but I lean toward agreement with you.

    I just brought up the kidnapping thing as a possible counter-point. In the OT it was a capital crime, and I don't see anywhere where that was abroggated like I do with the consensual sexual crimes and blasphemy and so forth. Mind you, I am not going to die on the hill of that particular penalty, but the point is that its at least questionable. Its not like kidnapping is something that is so minor that it would be unthinkable to deserve a death penalty.

    I agree on being against random violence. Revolution I could support in certain circumstances, although I think it would have to be of a secessionary nature for me to really get behind it. I could also get behind vigilantism against specific aggressors in specific instances, though I'm reluctant. I agree they shouldn't be targeted just for being cops.
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    You got a lot of neg rep for that post because this forum is ate up with trolls. Fuck 'em...
  9. loved that poem on the gary johnson forum, why does age matter its about principles
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    You said you were at the Hofstra Protesting? Where do you live man? I live in East Meadow, literally just down the road.
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