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    Sticky: Re: [Election-VII-Magistrate] Debate Thread

    I endorse VZ.
  2. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    Federal drug offenses are different from all drug offenses though; I'd wager that the vast majority of convicted drug offenders were not charged with federal drug crimes.
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    The claim that "only 5% of illicit drug users are African American" is curious given that it is also claimed that African Americans and white Americans "use drugs at similar rates". If my math is...
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    In one breath, a state perpetrating a genocide against Muslims is dismissed as a "boogey man"; in another, "Islamophobic hate speech kills".
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    Re: Death of George Floyd and Subsequent Riots.

    The Fox article attempts to present the conflicting versions of events (as they were known at the time) in a manner consistent with objective reporting:



    The cited NPR and NBC articles were...
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    Re: Death of George Floyd and Subsequent Riots.

    A report by the Interior Office found that the protest at Lafayette Park in 2020 was not cleared by police for a Trump photo op at St John's church. Liberal news outlets had rushed to accuse the...
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    Re: The Decline Of The United States of America

    (1) It was not claimed that smears/disinformation necessarily formed part of a "conspiracy"; (2) it was not claimed that said smears are perpetrated exclusively by "one side"; (3) confirmation bias...
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    Re: The Decline Of The United States of America

    Falsely discrediting competing sources of information is often an essential aspect of manipulation. This observation is only "subjective" (a point which was only raised to act as a placeholder for an...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    There's a reason why the false narrative being peddled by liberals/leftists prevailed. Adversarial systems (in this case of information) only function if there is a level playing field (hence the...
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    Re: The Decline Of The United States of America

    Smearing reasonable opposing perspectives as conspiratorial, extremist or subversive is an essential part of the equation; it enforces conformism.
  11. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    Speaking of prejudice, toxicity and anti-intellectualism in academia: Medical Journal Describes Whiteness as 'Malignant, Parasitic-Like Condition'.
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    Re: The Decline Of The United States of America

    A variety of powerful outlets manufacturing a consensus can be more convincing than a single state broadcaster, particularly if viewers/readers are conditioned to believe that dissenting voices are...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Communication between Zuckerberg and Fauci. Facebook would later start suppressing content which promoted the lab leak theory.

    https://i.ibb.co/n72FN27/E3-Tn-YDAVUBQX6-OQ.jpg
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    Adrian posited that the Tribunal's refusal to punish Dönitz for breaching the laws of submarine warfare was itself hypocritical when the reverse was true.

    Secondly, the Nuremberg charter provided...
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    No one has stated that the Tribunal found Dönitz not guilty of engaging in unrestricted submarine warfare. In post #6012 it was claimed that the Tribunal refused to sentence Dönitz for breaching...
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    Nothing I wrote was untrue. It would have been hypocritical for the western powers to have punished Dönitz for unrestricted submarine warfare but not some their own commanders. The tribunal choosing...
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    It would have been hypocritical for the western powers to punish Axis commanders for practices Allied military commanders engaged in. The Tribunal's refusal to sentence Dönitz for breaching the laws...
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    The western powers refusing to punish Axis commanders for mirroring the practices of Allied commanders would be the opposite of hypocritical.



    It was claimed that framing the western Allies...
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    Given the breadth of the war, the threat it posed to civilization and the historic atrocities committed by the Axis and Japanese, framing the western Allies as hypocritical is contemptible,...
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    Re: Thank an American day

    This was posted at 00:01 GMT 7/6. You're a day late. Tough luck pal.
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    Re: President Biden's 100 first days in office

    The majority of Keystone XL infrastructure (in contrast to NS2) will pass through the US. The pipeline will transport American produced oil as well as Canadian to American refineries.


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    Re: President Biden's 100 first days in office

    Much better to sanction Americans by shutting down domestic energy projects than to risk offending a country which refuses to meet its minimum defense obligations and facilitates Russia’s fossil fuel...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    But did it fund an organization which it knew would be contributing to gain of function research?
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    Re: Abortion Rights MudPit

    To the extent that this reasoning can be applied to every moral argument, it serves no purpose. It’s perfectly clear that people believe themselves justified; the point of this conversation is for...
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    Re: President Biden's 100 first days in office

    Biden pulled the permit for Keystone XL (supposedly to address the climate "emergency") but then waived sanctions on Nord Stream 2.
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    Re: The Great Kar thread.

    Persian edition:


    Karsem Soleimani

    https://i.ibb.co/SP4KCvZ/solly.jpg

    Esmail Karni

    https://i.ibb.co/5nd3C0R/Esmail-Qaani.jpg
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    Re: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    From that report:
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    Re: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Not even Human Rights Watch calls Israel an apartheid state.
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    Re: GOP 2024 Republican Nomination

    Looks like Donald Trump's Facebook has been restored. The timing of the blog closure is, presumably, not coincidental.
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    Re: Abortion Rights MudPit

    Spare me the diatribe. Zygotes are genetically distinct, individual organisms of the species homo sapiens (i.e. human beings). Acknowledging this fact requires no deference to religion.
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    Re: Abortion Rights MudPit

    The deliberate killing of an innocent person can only be justified only out of necessity (e.g to protect other lives). Hitherto it has yet to be conceded by some that zygotes even count as human...
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    Re: GOP 2024 Republican Nomination

    Post #42 is referring to the trend toward Trump among minority voters since the last election. This, combined with trend away from Trump among white males, indicates that the Democrats' attempt to...
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    Re: GOP 2024 Republican Nomination

    The statement is qualified by the wording "if Trump was any sort of litmus test". Even were it not, we can always say that there is a trend in a certain direction supposing the numbers aren't static....
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    Re: GOP 2024 Republican Nomination

    The first statement is true. Trump won a larger percentage of the Asian American and Hispanic American vote in 2020 than he won in 2016.
  35. Re: easiest way to make friends when you're way smarter and more attractive than everyone you know?

    Thanks for asking this question on my behalf Akar, but I am smart enough to already know the answer.
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    Re: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    It is not seriously contested that Israel endeavored to avoid civilian casualties. This has been acknowledged by the the head of the UNRWA in Gaza, Matthias Schmale* and Anthony Blinken.
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    Re: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    The Israelis did used to use human shields, albeit in a different way (typically Palestinians were used to coax militants out of their homes). The practice was outlawed by Israel's supreme court in...
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    Re: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    The map included in the Buttu article is misleading if not out right false: there was not an independent state of Palestine as implied. The New York Times defended the map by claiming that it is...
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    Re: GOP 2024 Republican Nomination

    The ID issue is a storm in a teacup. Most developed countries require some form of voter identification (the UK being a noted exception), but it is only treated as a form of suppression in the US. At...
  40. Thread: who dunnit?!

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    Re: who dunnit?!

    You.
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