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  1. No, not exactly. I have a fear that people will do that, which is why I do my best to adhere to the principles designed to prevent it.
  2. I don't doubt some people deserve to die, as for example people selling young girls into sex slavery, but I will insist nobody deserves to die because of what he thinks, even if what he thinks is stupid. I do agree with you in the sense that our society would be better off if these people weren't so stupid, I just think there are better solutions to that problem than genocide.
  3. I imagine you're quite right on this point, but I'm looking at a bigger picture. There's a culture war happening, which is why we spent all week arguing about some mid-level IT guy getting fired for an email. The fringes of the culture war are radicalized. This march today is evidence of that, as were the Berkeley antifa riots. Most of us aren't them, and those of us who aren't them need to do a better job of communicating before they get out of control. Maybe I'm overreacting, but it doesn't look good to me.
  4. Quite a few in this thread have openly advocated exterminating these poor ignorant slobs, do you not think that's a radical solution to the problem? Suppose that was the reaction to an antifa rally with communist flags if it helps.
  5. This is not good. There are a lot of radicals on both sides of the aisle ready for violence. Hopefully things don't escalate too much and nobody gets hurt out there. I'm still holding out hope that the more sane among us can resolve our political disputes with words.
  6. Just saw this video, and I must say it is scary stuff. Worse than the lunatics on the left who want to burn the racist patriarchy to the ground are the compensatory forces they've summoned on the right who are stocking up on ammo to use against them. Now might be a good time for the ideologically possessed folks on both sides to stop regarding half the country as the enemy.
  7. I'm just getting up to speed on this, so I don't know what the law does or what impact changing it might have. I do find it interesting that both Google and 4chan are protesting the Republican plan. http://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN19X268 https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/the-switch/wp/2017/07/12/even-4chan-is-opposing-the-republican-plan-for-net-neutrality/ 4chan summoned an Egyptian god of chaos to help get Trump elected, so maybe he'll listen to them. https://pepethefrogfaith.wordpress.com
  8. Obama tries diplomacy with Iran. Republican response: "Obama is a Muslim terrorist! Probably born in Kenya! Here's a picture of him in a Turbin! All true patriots must resist this treason!" Trump tries diplomacy with Russia. Democrat response: "Muh Russia! Trump is a Putin puppet! Probably a KGB double-agent! Here's some real estate he bought in Moscow! All true patriots must resist this treason!!"
  9. That blade cuts both ways. Anyway I agree with the sentiment that this place can be pretty insufferable if your worldview deviates much from Rachel Maddow.
  10. I don't see how to read a move towards peace in Syria as anything but a step in the right direction, if only a small step. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/07/us/politics/syria-ceasefire-agreement.html?referer=http://www.bing.com/search?q=cease-fore+syria&a=results&MID=2500 I doubt it will happen, but if Trump can help broker an end to the fighting in Syria, then I'll buy one of those red hats. If you're against peace just because somebody you don't like offered it, then perhaps you're too dogmatically positioned against him.
  11. So therefore Trump's efforts at diplomacy are what? Not newsworthy? Bad?
  12. @Bang Sorry, I took "cooperative forces" to be a synonym for "allies." Anyway, I was trying to point out what seems to be a logical problem with your dismissal of the cease-fire. Either relations with Russia have been cooperative or they have not. If they have, then maybe we should stop acting like we're still fighting the Cold War, and if they have not, then a cease-fire is news.
  13. 1. He was certainly threatened with doxxing, which is what I said. I don't see any other way to read this: "CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same. CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change." How does that
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