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  1. Re: Why is the US ok with having an inept police force?

    Blue Wall of Silence. The local judiciaries seem incapable of self-regulating.



    Again, what is with this false dichotomy that what happens is either "police mag dump into the guy with a knife"...
  2. Re: Why is the US ok with having an inept police force?

    Police misconduct is investigated internally by the department, so no, though some have civilian review boards that work with departments. It is not common for police in the US to be punished for...
  3. Re: Why is the US ok with having an inept police force?

    Yeah, wouldn't it be great if we lived in a world where no one ever made mistakes? Don't pretend you understand other people's feelings or motivations.


    Thanks, that means a lot coming from a...
  4. Re: Why is the US ok with having an inept police force?

    Gross.

    I am glad you think you are God and know who deserves to live and die.
  5. Re: Why is the US ok with having an inept police force?

    Cute, but the last time the police work in the US ever reached the top 10 most dangerous jobs in US was in 2010 (which it came in at #10). While there are totally real, dangerous scenarios police...
  6. Re: Why is the US ok with having an inept police force?

    Are you seriously asking me why it is better to not kill somebody if you don't have to? Are you trolling me here?
  7. Re: Political Correctness next victim: Comedy. Towards a Orwellian nightmare?

    I think it would be fair to say that political correctness has a negative influence when it results in actual censorship. The problem is that people don't seem to know what censorship really is. Like...
  8. Re: Why is the US ok with having an inept police force?

    Well yea, on the national stage, US police look really unskilled compared to our national peers. How is that the same thing as saying all cops in the US are bad? It is obviously an aggregated...
  9. Re: Why is the US ok with having an inept police force?

    What do you mean "bash cops"? You mean, point out and be concerned police misconduct? How is that unfair or bad? I never said all cops were bad or fail to uphold standards. Indeed, I am sure the...
  10. Re: Political Correctness next victim: Comedy. Towards a Orwellian nightmare?

    Oh my gosh yes, I got sooo tired of people complaining about the vagina monologues "banning" story. I get people were upset with the reasoning behind the university's change in production, but...
  11. Re: Why is the US ok with having an inept police force?

    What the hell are you even talking about? If you are going to be all paranoid-nut-job rather than talk like a civilized human being, by all means, leave. You won't be missed.
  12. Re: Why is the US ok with having an inept police force?

    It seems...like you didn't even read the first post. As I have said before, the trends of misconduct are extremely similar throughout cities across the country. Departments share strategies,...
  13. Re: Why is the US ok with having an inept police force?

    This thread isn't about laws, it is about police practices and habits. I don't know what you want me to say here, that these are regional or isolated problem? Trends of police misconduct exist in LA,...
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    Re: Can we truly reverse climate change?

    When was the last time you had a science class?

    As a semi-serious answer: polar bears are apex predators in the Arctic. Loss of polar bears mean the seal population is no longer regulated....
  15. Re: Why is the US ok with having an inept police force?

    sys·tem·ic
    səˈstemik/
    adjective
    adjective: systemic

    1.
    of or relating to a system, especially as opposed to a particular part.
    "the disease is localized rather than systemic"
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  16. Re: Why is the US ok with having an inept police force?

    It is a systemic problem. Nation-wide.
  17. Why is the US ok with having an inept police force?

    Excuse the potentially inflammatory title, but what I am referring to is the rather poor state of the American police system rather than to any specific department, team, or individual.

    Now that...
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    Re: Can we truly reverse climate change?

    Then your grasp on evolution is left wanting. Anytime the climate has changed rapidly in the past, the current species suffer on the whole. Opportunistic species get a break sometimes in that niches...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    Atheism is not a religion, bro. Atheism just denotes a lack of belief in a deity, there are no other "rules" to, no unifying ideals.
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    Re: Can we truly reverse climate change?

    To quote NASA's slogan whenever they come across an issue: "There is never a problem so bad that you can't make it worse". It would seem currently unfeasible to reverse all the effects of climate...
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    Re: The "Adler-Computer"

    That was my point. Anything beyond the current amount of light that is reaching us literally does not matter to us, so knowledge of these particles are not necessary as they are beyond the system. It...
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    Re: The "Adler-Computer"

    1) The point of the asymptote is that it infinitely gets closer to the zero at an infinitely decreasing rate. For applicable, physical purposes you won't find a real difference between zero or the...
  23. Re: Why isn't there a 50% female quota in politics?

    It is both, actually, and that is most likely due to societal inertia. Powerful women are often viewed more negatively in the US by both men and women voters. It relates back to the suffrage days...
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    Re: The "Adler-Computer"

    Perhaps I should have been more broad; the concept of an omniscient observer (monocrhome mary, super-intelligent aliens, etc) is not incompatible with general or special relativity. Quantum level...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    We get it, your interpretation of Christianity is right and everybody else who ever existed was wrong. Can you make some kind of actual point that furthers conversation or are you just going to say...
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    Re: The "Adler-Computer"

    This is essentially the difference between zero and an asymptote approaching zero. They are not actually the same but, for all intents and purposes, function the same way.



    This just proves...
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    Re: The same, yesterday, today and tomorrow.

    Mormons baptize their children too, just so you know. And while they all hold the tradition of baptism, their overall interpretation is drastically different than your own. They tell me you are wrong...
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    Re: The same, yesterday, today and tomorrow.

    You seem to have missed the point. Most Christians have not thought like you, you are a fringe element of Christianity. Now, you can say that they are all wrong and you are right (which you have),...
  29. Re: Why can't people marry more than one person?

    The polls seem to disagree with you, my friend. There are clear generational gaps in opinions on gay marriage, and the millennials are the most accepting yet.
  30. Re: Why can't people marry more than one person?

    Yeah, I don't see the supreme court's decision being repealed anytime soon, gay marriage is pretty safe. Society is becoming more progressive as the younger generation just doesn't care if people are...
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    Re: The same, yesterday, today and tomorrow.

    I think this point is key in the argument. The 'brand' of Southern Baptist beliefs Basics is espousing is rather recent, incredibly recent relative to the history of Christianity. Moreover, it is...
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    Re: The same, yesterday, today and tomorrow.

    I think you know enough by now to know that this a flat out lie. Scientists think evolution is science. People who science for a living are actively sciencing Evolution, it is call genetics. It is...
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    Re: The same, yesterday, today and tomorrow.

    This is all just cult talk. Ok, let's look at it this way: let's say that I am a willing potential convert who is looking for explanation and meaning in my life. Knowing about all the different...
  34. Poll: Re: Would a human-ape hybrid be possible? And if so, should we create it?

    The poll kills me.
    http://i.imgur.com/kUEIHwb.png
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    Re: Why atheists are the biggest islamophobes

    You mean after we systematically wiped out their infrastructure and entire semblance of statehood and then rebuilt them from scratch. That was also done at a time when war was conducted with much...
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    Re: Why atheists are the biggest islamophobes

    Are you suggesting a Western occupation of the entire Middle-East? Like...with ground troops?
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    Re: Why atheists are the biggest islamophobes

    How many Americans die each year due to Islamic Terrorism. Do you even know? I would say the amount of resources poured into this problem (terrorism in general) far outweighs the amount of actual...
  38. Re: Why can't people marry more than one person?

    What do you mean you mean "can't"? People have. The majority of marriage customs throughout cultures have been polygamous, not monogamous. Why is it not ok in modern culture? Probably a variety of...
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    Re: Why atheists are the biggest islamophobes

    And I said that Christian majority countries are also not cool with Atheism. I am not doubling down anywhere. Islamic countries tend to be more fundamentalist than a lot of the Christian countries, I...
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    Re: Why atheists are the biggest islamophobes

    I never said, or even implied, that you should be cool with Islam. I said you shouldn't claim you are oppressed by Islam when you are obviously not. I have no particular love of Islam, by any means....
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