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    Wouldn't it be great if police protected civil...

    Wouldn't it be great if police protected civil rights as vigorously as they protect *private* property? :donkey:
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    Also, I wish this era was ushering in great new...

    Also, I wish this era was ushering in great new music, like the 60's did, but it's not. :(
  3. Thread: Happy now BLM?

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    Banana Republic or Failed state? :bored:

    Banana Republic or Failed state? :bored:
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    Then you'd be ok with Texas refusing federal...

    Then you'd be ok with Texas refusing federal funds for Education, Police, Fire, and Hospitals....that make up the state's tax collection deficit?

    Just collect and spend at state level, right?...
  5. Thread: The Clown Circus

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    Enoch, you can't use speed limits as an analogy...

    Enoch, you can't use speed limits as an analogy for laws you don't like, yet give leeway to government officials who break the laws they enact but don't like, either.

    Speeding isn't an infectious...
  6. Thread: Happy now BLM?

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    Because it fits Trump's denial of reality? So he...

    Because it fits Trump's denial of reality? So he can blame anyone but not take responsibility as a leader?
  7. Thread: covid-19

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    Wait, what? :confused: Death by cop, and...

    Wait, what? :confused:

    Death by cop, and police brutality don't have to be "rare" to be antithetical to Democratic norms. But even when there's a clear pattern over time that exposes Police...
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    Wearing masks is a strong visual reminder that...

    Wearing masks is a strong visual reminder that the virus hasn't magically disappeared. And that until we have a vaccine and/or therapeutic meds, the only protection we have comes by altering human...
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    The USA is an embarrassment. We are failing on so...

    The USA is an embarrassment. We are failing on so many levels, disasters within disasters. American Exceptionalism is a myth.

    SSDD = Same Shit Different Decade.

    :(
  10. Thread: Happy now BLM?

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    Police departments aren't "under control" of...

    Police departments aren't "under control" of Governors or Mayors but state legislatures. 50 states have 50 different sets of laws for Police Departments -- including hiring protocol, training...
  11. Thread: covid-19

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    No shirt, no shoes, no mask -- shoot to kill!...

    No shirt, no shoes, no mask -- shoot to kill! :picard:
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    I'm also among the "elite". I'm not just well...

    I'm also among the "elite". I'm not just well educated but also have legacy wealth. I can say without reservation that our systems benefit people like me, and I feel embarrassed to admit that. You...
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    Go ahead. Science doesn't matter much these days...

    Go ahead. Science doesn't matter much these days anyway.
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    How will your results be incorporated into...

    How will your results be incorporated into national data? What kind of test did you use? Was it testing for remnants of the virus, or anti-bodies?

    And what is the error rate?
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    Sorry for you, but please don't apply that same...

    Sorry for you, but please don't apply that same mentality here. Thanks.
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    I wasn't "attacking" wiggin personally, just...

    I wasn't "attacking" wiggin personally, just pointing out that US systems and safety net failures can't be blamed on government bureaucracy, as he tried to suggest. I was also responding to his...
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    Of course I "got it". You just don't like being...

    Of course I "got it". You just don't like being called out as an "elite".



    Uh huh, I'm sure "your domestic workers" appreciate that you're following *laws* that afford them the rights they're...
  18. Thread: Happy now BLM?

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    The timeline speaks volumes. :(

    The timeline speaks volumes. :(
  19. I'm practicing "mind games". Want vs Need....

    I'm practicing "mind games". Want vs Need. Pretending that my son in Pittsburgh lives in Alaska, and that my son in Raleigh lives in California -- too far away to justify domestic air travel, or...
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    wiggin, your complaints that "Damn, it's hard to...

    wiggin, your complaints that "Damn, it's hard to hire "Household Help" these days" only reinforces that not much has changed in our class-driven society for generations: it just sounds different...
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    More like the toddler walking into the house with...

    More like the toddler walking into the house with dog poop on his shoes.
  22. Thread: Pelosi Crazy Bill

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    Right, the US does NOT have an extensive safety...

    Right, the US does NOT have an extensive safety net. Even our 50-state Unemployment systems aren't designed (or funded) very well.

    I wonder if it's because Americans generally think of safety...
  23. Thread: Happy now BLM?

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    Hey, this forum is NOT representative of society...

    Hey, this forum is NOT representative of society at large. Ignoring trolls doesn't mean their bigotry *or ignorance* just goes away. ;)
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    Lewk always says we shouldn't listen to the (main...

    Lewk always says we shouldn't listen to the (main stream) media, then cites a MSM article on how we're being manipulated by the media to prove his point. :haha:
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    Loki is right -- since data collection varies so...

    Loki is right -- since data collection varies so widely, the best metric will be all-cause/excessive deaths. Even our CDC has been conflating diagnostic tests with antibody tests...and states have...
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