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    The American mindset is pretty fucked up. I have...

    The American mindset is pretty fucked up. I have an image of a guy driving 100 mph, not wearing a seat belt, with a bottle of whiskey in one hand and a cigar/cigarette in the other, and a loaded gun...
  2. Explain that to DC *residents* who don't want to...

    Explain that to DC *residents* who don't want to vote for MD or VA politicians. :bulb: It just doesn't make sense to exclude peoples' rights based on square mileage or locality. If the original...
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    Banana Republic or failed state? :bored: ...

    Banana Republic or failed state? :bored:

    Either way, "American Exceptionalism" is a propagandized myth. The biggest economy in the world, the first nation to send man to the moon, the leader in...
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    Freee Market Capitalism does a crap job in the...

    Freee Market Capitalism does a crap job in the healthcare sector. Vaccine R & D is included in that mess. Even if/when a vaccine for Covid-19 makes its way to "the market"....the delivery won't be...
  5. Thread: covid-19

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    Yeah, but that doesn't make sense from a societal...

    Yeah, but that doesn't make sense from a societal level....where seat-belt or helmet laws, no shirt-no-shoes-no service, second hand smoke, and DUIs are acceptable public health codes that protect...
  6. Glad that wasn't the metric when Hawaii and...

    Glad that wasn't the metric when Hawaii and Alaska got their statehood. :rolleyes:
  7. Fuzzy, I think the main principle DC statehood...

    Fuzzy, I think the main principle DC statehood advocates are fighting for is based on No Taxation without Representation. There are no senators or congressmen within the federal government to...
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    Good article on how US police became increasingly...

    Good article on how US police became increasingly "militarized"....along with crappy data collection/oversight.

    Over several decades, the 1033 program has shipped over $7.4 billion of Defense...
  9. Thread: covid-19

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    Even VP Pence went to church -- with a large...

    Even VP Pence went to church -- with a large choir singing toward an even larger, unmasked crowd -- which violates the WH Corona Virus Task Force's own guidelines. Can't blame them since so many...
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    Forget Trump and his twitchy Twitter finger. The...

    Forget Trump and his twitchy Twitter finger. The fact that a bunch of senior citizens in The Villages are shouting "white power" in their golf cart parade is....disgusting.

    :down:

    That the...
  11. Thread: covid-19

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    https://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/efficacy-fac...

    https://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/efficacy-facemasks-coronavirus.php

    Why are so many Americans against wearing face masks? Sad that it's become a political issue about personal Freeedom...
  12. Thread: covid-19

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    The US is only 5% of global population, yet has...

    The US is only 5% of global population, yet has 20% of all covid-19 deaths. :bored:

    I don't know what metric you're using to portray the USA as #1 in fighting covid-19, but you're wrong: the US...
  13. Thread: covid-19

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    I totally understand putting limits on businesses...

    I totally understand putting limits on businesses (that didn't follow guidelines). What I don't understand is why individuals didn't take the guidelines seriously, and voluntarily wore face masks,...
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    Fuck that, it's still propaganda. ;)

    Fuck that, it's still propaganda. ;)
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    I'll ask again --- what the fuck is wrong with...

    I'll ask again --- what the fuck is wrong with Americans?

    Why do we have more infections and deaths than any other country, per capita? Why don't we have a comprehensive, cohesive National...
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    haha :(

    haha :(
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    The US needs to stop assuming that the US dollar...

    The US needs to stop assuming that the US dollar is the most important metric....

    Freeee Markets lol
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    At this point we need a venn diagram, delineating...

    At this point we need a venn diagram, delineating "conservatives" from the RNC, and Trump's administration from, well, everything. :bored:

    "American Exceptionalism" is a myth, full stop. We don't...
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    Still begs the question: is the US a banana...

    Still begs the question: is the US a banana republic or failed state?
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    Banana Republic or failed state? :bored:

    Banana Republic or failed state? :bored:
  21. Thread: Happy now BLM?

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    Lewk defining civil society = Cognitive...

    Lewk defining civil society = Cognitive Dissonance.

    :bulb:
  22. Thread: Bubba Smollett

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    It absolutely made sense to investigate, based on...

    It absolutely made sense to investigate, based on the timing of events. That's the "context" that matters.

    OG can *also* be right about the racial undertones in NASCAR, and the south in general---...
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    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-bz-cor...

    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-bz-coronavirus-state-bans-alcohol-in-bars-20200626-e5xkxncjbzgalckjktp5jnz4gq-story.html

    Florida bans serving alcohol at bars as daily coronavirus cases...
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    Didn't see it mentioned....but the EU is...

    Didn't see it mentioned....but the EU is considering barring Americans from traveling/entering since we've not contained the spread. Even some US states are mulling travel restrictions *from* high...
  25. Thread: Bubba Smollett

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    The "context" is that the noose was found right...

    The "context" is that the noose was found right after NASCAR banned the confederate flag at its properties, when its only black driver (with Black Lives Matter painted on his car) made the request....
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