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  1. If this Christian sect allowed nuns to perform these rituals they would rule the world. At the same time retaining a tax free nonprofit status.
  2. What you are promoting will lead to a horrific ratio of false positives. The vast majority of society lives outside the echo chambers you reside in and many would be unjustly harmed by the practices you preach. That's just not cool in my book.
  3. I do not. Freedom of expression, and its constitutional guarantee, is historically the most powerful and essential tool for social progression. And has helped us out of some of the worst civil violence in our country since the Civil War. A couple decades ago the Christian right was a major political force that looked to throttle freedom of expression with respect to gay culture and rights (Google Mapplethorpe for a prominent example), the war on drugs, and even anti-police/establishment lyrics in music. If the Christian right had been more successful repressing freedom of expression do you think we would gay marriage, a disintegrating war on drugs? I don't think we would have achieved this progress, or it would have achieved through more violent or destructive means.
  4. , you're number one and I agree with your point. Just to be clear, I am not signalling to Cooked Crack I am a member of Islamic State. I refuse to let those Jihadist co-opt the raised index finger gesture.
  5. , I will take what you say in good faith. But I think you are all virtue signalling Fascist. And do me a favour, keep the machetes away from Bang. I hate to lose my hand while supporting mental health awareness.
  6. I am partial to the Orwell Redenbacher, do you have any 1984 vintage to share? I promise not to hand gesture crime.
  7. Your complicit support for unequal rights to freedom of expression is what I find terrible. But continue to wrap yourself in that warm cloak of self-righteousness. Your fighting Nazis, and the ends justify the means, ?
  8. So what you are saying is, "Ok signs for me, but not for thee." Where thee are those who hold different opinions than you, aka White Supremacist. I would suggest that Fry's explanation wasn't silly but rather futile. He was pointing the finger at the totalitarianistic PC community's efforts to stifle free expression, not Neo-Nazis. He was on target, but the target perceived itself unassailable. My guess is that if you read a bit of Fry's work you would see that, or surmise he is a Gay Neo-Nazi.
  9. Oh no, now Stephen Fry is now a White Supremacist
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

    Will Lebron's closing chapter with the Lakers be less dignified than MJ's with the Wiz?
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    Those values and the oh so sweet taste of Ukrainian hryvnias. Ukraine-gate coming to your partisan news outlet soon.
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    ITT Democrats who actually believe their party is going to let voters choose the nominee.
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    The Passion of The Jussie (FKA The Smollett Fiasco)

    And a man is 20 times more likely than woman to be killed by a police officer; while men are only half the population. Oh Lord, shall we go join a Men's Right Advocacy group? A sure way to lose perspective is to continuously compare the odds ratio of events that occur with minuscule probabilities.
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    The Passion of The Jussie (FKA The Smollett Fiasco)

    Fatal police shootings Year Victim ethnicity 2017 2018 Black 223 229 White 459 456 This is from the Washington Post (slightly different counts than the original because I couldn't remember that source). If those white death counts are not roughly twice than those of blacks in your perspective, you must have a more precise numeracy standard than I? I am not commenting on the relative rates just the pure scale of the problem as measured in total number of deaths. IMHO, this is major issue because of the relative scale of people's internal feelings about the issue, not the reality of the actual physical scale of the problem. I wish sheer scale of human suffering rather than fashion shaped our social justice priorities. Then perhaps we could address more significant problems like the roughly 1.5 million people currently incarcerated in the US with prison sentences of more than year. If interested check out the Pew Research Center report, sobering but at least it suggests there could be a positive trend. This prison industrial complex is a true enemy that inflicts massive suffering on our communities. Or if you look outside the states, 100,000+ Uyghurs currently in re-education camp and the Chinese surveillance is kind of growing large scale evil crap that worries me.
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    The Passion of The Jussie (FKA The Smollett Fiasco)

    My apologies for this one additional response, when I said I wouldn't. I take your point on board, and will briefly elaborate. I cited the death by police shooting statistic to illustrate the nominal scale of this problem, comparing that ratio to white deaths seems to have introduce an unfortunate conflation of relative ethnic proportions. However, having that 2:1 ratio is actually informative when we look at the relative and absolute problems of incarceration. In 2010, the incarceration rates for blacks and whites are about 2300 and 450 per 100,000 respectively. This has truly profound impacts on our society in terms of scale, and members of the black community suffers at a much greater rate vs members of the white community, 2:1 versus 5:1. What drives these differences in incarceration, IMHO, is multi-faceted which racial bias is one element. But to best address these problems, we need to check our emotions, and need to make objective evaluations of the correlations between these factors and incarceration - and hopefully an understanding of causation. Then look for the most effective interventions and policies which respect constitutional rights, even if the most effective policies are not the ones confirming to a priori political views. Respect, access to dialog, and restraint from change through violence (absence an existential threat) is the way forward and are the norms I desperately hope our society pursues. Others may have the last word if they wish.