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Jokes / Re: Funny videos
« on: Today at 12:34:06 PM »
I wouldn't mind them so much if they hadn't gone and done the extremely annoying and crooked thing of pursuing and hiding behind a tax exempt status.

We can talk about legalizing drugs and expanding gambling and casinos, all for the benefit of tax revenue, all of which are proven to cause more problems in our society... and meanwhile the good wholesome people who "just want to help" in these different religions can remain tax exempt in their huge obscenely lavish mega-churches.

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Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« on: Today at 11:52:22 AM »
And the gold medal for mental gymnastics goes to... ::)

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Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
« on: Today at 11:50:19 AM »

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Politics / Re: Critical Social Justice & The Cult of Wokeness
« on: June 30, 2020, 07:34:15 PM »
In certain states, you'd be within your rights to shoot a motherfucker in the throat for that.

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:45:21 PM »
https://apnews.com/425e43fa0ffdd6e126c5171653ec47d1?fbclid=IwAR0SqFA9WgFIHtSxGp18BJKK9yGieGC8cy8pZIKnrDZfVNvxAdRk0UyRx3Q

From that page:

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“He can disown everything if nobody ever told him about it,” Bolton said.

 :erhmmm:

Jackass statement of the year.

The first thought this asshole has is, "The Russians supposedly pay jihadis to kill Americans... mkay, how can we assign guilt for this to Trump?"

It's not so surprising though. Anyone who thinks the Cold War definitively ended isn't paying attention. What's changed? The Russians are still there, they still have nuclear weapons, procedures are still in place for mutually assured destruction if one side takes a shot with a nuke.

Thinking back to Ukraine, Crimea and the Ukrainian Revolution of 2014... the US clearly supported and funded independence from Russia. And it's probably important to remember that Ukraine is an important oil reserve in that region.

It doesn't shock me at all that Russia would fund the Taliban. And it's also important to note that the Taliban's role in things over there has evolved to a degree. The Taliban themselves are at odds with other groups that are fighting against the US as well. Explaining who is who is not as simple as labeling everything either Coke or Pepsi. But as always, Russia and the US are going to continue to throw obstacles in the paths of each others global objectives so long as it can't be seen as a direct opposition. And funding the Taliban might be seen as direct opposition, but I suspect it's really not. I don't think they'd do it without having done it in a way where they can somehow call it humanitarian aide that was hijacked and used for other purposes.

But if they have solid proof that Russia has been playing "jihad for hire", then I would think more outrage should be tossed towards Russia than President Trump. I don't understand why the media seems to be lashing Trump to the stake about this shit while saying little to nothing critical about Russia.
 :WTF:

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Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« on: June 29, 2020, 09:26:58 PM »
Yes. Of course.

Because we had sars2, riots, the Wendy's burned down, old people on golf carts spitting on each other, and breakfast condiments accused of racism... I can't keep up, which seal are we on in the Book of Revelations?

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Politics / Re: On Individualism and Collectivism
« on: June 29, 2020, 07:27:21 PM »
Everyday, there's something else. Another domino falls.  :ohlord:

Another one from the comments:

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Aaeren A - 34 minutes ago
But I'm a part of the smallest minority on planet Earth....




The Individual.

We're sorry. We no longer recognize that word.

I made a post maybe a week ago about how I felt like this whole "movement" was somewhat imaginary or not real and only existed within social media's parallel universe of herd mentality. I don't use Twitter or Facebook or any of that shit, so I can't really gauge what is actually going on. Is it possible for you to know what is REALLY going on based on what you're seeing, or are you only seeing certain things?

I assume you subscribe or whatever to certain peoples feeds and those feeds probably mirror your own opinions. When I talk to my mom about facebook, she seems to say that most of what she sees on there is pro-Trump and she doesn't get how so many people can really be pro-Democrat. Obviously being pro-Trump herself, she's linked to others who feel the same, and that's what she sees.

From my perspective, on the rare occasions that I do get out (with the exception of weekly or bi-weekly grocery trips, I'm still bunkered in place until a covid vaccine is ready), people don't seem to be as engrossed in this shit as they appear to be on the news or on the internet.

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Politics / Re: Fuck the police
« on: June 29, 2020, 06:39:22 PM »
And I do believe that simply obeying any and all orders can be a slippery slope.

What is the alternative? To refuse to do what they say, and then they have to physically restrain you? All I'm saying is that one should recognize that this escalation in force could've been avoided by just silently complying.

I know people who frequently do things that aren't entirely legal, and they accept that it's gonna put them at odds with cops sometimes, and you have 2 choices in that situation. You can fight them, or you can just shut up and accept that they're gonna do their job however they're gonna do it.

As my lawyer advised me many moons ago:

When dealing with police, TRY to be nice, and at the very least, DO NOT be an asshole, as this will not gain you any favors from them. If you find that they are going to arrest you, SAY NOTHING, do not submit to any tests or questioning without legal council present, inform them of this, and obey all other commands as you are legally obligated to do so.

Because as I said before, you DO NOT have the "right" to resist arrest or disobey a direct command.

A cop asks you to step out of the car. Why not? What does refusing to do so gain you in comparison to what complying with that command might lose you? Many of these "outrage against cops" videos are manufactured by generally disagreeable copycat pricks who just want to get famous on YouTube like all the other idiots they've seen. I think we can assume that the person in the video got the fuck out of the car one way or another in the end, probably by being forcibly removed from the car. All he had to do was get out and talk. If he wanted to dispute the fact that he was speeding, he could've still done so. But whether he was IN or OUT of the car, and in spite of any rational protest against it, the cop is still going to issue a ticket if they feel like they should. The place to dispute it is in court with a lawyer.

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Politics / Re: Critical Social Justice & The Cult of Wokeness
« on: June 29, 2020, 05:11:52 PM »
I wonder if he would have gotten away with that, since she was attacking his car, essentially trying to break in, and he took off with her on the hood/roof, and when she flew off she was injured, I wonder if he would be charged with anything.

Well if historical precedent means anything...

No. Not at first.

But after a day or two of protests, the district attorney would find it necessary and obligatory to file murder charges against him, and let's all recognize that these charges were not based on public pressure AT ALL, like oh my god I'm so cereal you guys.

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/dev/random / Re: The Man Thread
« on: June 29, 2020, 04:22:12 PM »

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Politics / Re: Fake News 2020
« on: June 28, 2020, 11:52:53 AM »
Well technically... Communists masquerading as Democrats aren't really True Democrats.

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Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« on: June 28, 2020, 11:31:15 AM »
 :lolsign:

The absence of Neil Peart and their search for a suitable replacement drummer is probably what's holding up the vaccine.

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Politics / Re: Fuck the police
« on: June 28, 2020, 11:12:53 AM »
His pepper spray is probably empty because... he uses it for everyday casual shit like spraying people in the face for sitting in their car. :uhoh:

Like I said in another post, these non-lethal tools they've given cops in the past 20 or so years have become their instant go to method. It doesn't make someone stop resisting when you spray them in the face with hot pepper juice, it makes them kick and scream and try to get away even MORE.

What this video fails to explain is that you DO NOT have the right to resist arrest or a command just because you feel or otherwise know that it is unlawful for them to request it. Even if you are absolutely sure that it is unlawful, you're still supposed to do what they ask. ("Unlawful" as in it violates your rights. You DO have the right to refuse to carry out a command that would have you breaking the law and result in charges against you.) If it's unlawful, you get a lawyer and you argue that in court. These kinds of videos along with the "first amendment audit videos" are what have popularized this whole "fuck the police" mentality where people think it's okay to run from the cops, swing at cops, or otherwise harass them in the course of their duties.

If he had done nothing wrong, what is the problem with stepping out of his fucking car? Why be such a difficult cunt? These people make these videos and everybody ends up saying, "GASP! Look what that asshole cop is doing!", and they completely ignore the fact that MOST of the time, the situation is one they've made for themselves by being a tedious argumentative asshat.

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This shit's been out for 2 months according to the youturd page (apr26, 2020 - Today is June 27, 2020). Google has spiders that go all over the damn place collecting info. A video that has seen 130k hits since 2 months ago HAS to be seen by Google. You go to Google and input "Trayvon hoa",... and you'd think SURELY Google would guess the last letter.

Does it?

 :nosign:

Merely a coincidence, I'm sure. ::)

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WOW. Fuck. Really?

I've seen several examples of over-zealous prosecutors bringing shit to trial with flimsy circumstantial evidence just because they are pressured to get a conviction by someone above them, or in order to gain favor for promotion, etc. And in some of those cases, they don't personally give a fuck if the person is REALLY guilty or innocent, they have a job to and they are tasked with getting a conviction, and that's all that matters to them. Which is WRONG, obviously. So this shit shouldn't surprise me, but god damn, yeah, it still does in this instance. When you're in a state with open records like that and ANYBODY can request a copy of the phone records... how do they have the balls to ignore all this shit staring them in the face - and it basically amounts to perjury on the part of the state prosecutors? How is this not making the news? If it were all bullshit, you'd think it would still make the news to out this guy as a divisive racist bullshit artist.

But like I said prior to watching the film, the physical evidence proved everything. And lucky for Zimmerman, the police did a good enough job recording the physical evidence and didn't fuck that part up like what can sometimes happen. All the circumstantial testimony in the world couldn't refute what the physical evidence said.

But I know you folks saw the trial just like I did. You saw how the prosecutions royal centerpiece was Rachel Jeantel's testimony. And if everything he found is true, it was FAKE. We all knew she was a bumbling dope from her testimony and that it sounded broken and sketchy, and we all seemed to attribute that to the fact that she had a learning disability... yet I think a few us probably suspected in the back of our minds that her story sounded very rehearsed and insincere. If I remember correctly, she couldn't even keep the story straight and contradicted the prosecution at times.

This kinda thing is why I've largely stopped carrying my concealed permit weapon. With the way they're charging cops with murder for just doing their jobs, why shouldn't I expect them to charge ME with murder for using my permit weapon in a situation where I think it's justified?

I dunno what the fuck is wrong with people. I'm just gonna stay here in my little corner and mind my fucking business. Good luck to the rest of you.

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