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    Re: What makes a villain?

    The intention was to diffuse his appeal to ridicule.
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    Re: President Biden's 100 first days in office

    Predictably, key information is being omitted. Four in ten Republicans agreed that the people may need to resort to violence as a form of self-defense "if elected leaders will not protect America”....
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    Re: What makes a villain?

    Yes, although that doesn't mean we can interpret it in an objectively true way (to its fullest extent). This applies elsewhere too. Suppose you witness a natural phenomenon, like a nebula or a...
  4. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    I know. It’s what I said.



    This is a poor example. Promiscuity was traditionally discouraged because of the significant risks associated with pregnancy, the threat of STDs and the instability...
  5. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    Gender expression and sex are strongly linked; that’s why >99% of people are comfortable with their “birth-assigned” gender. The proof of the pudding is in the eating: if gender and physiology were...
  6. Re: Smithsonian Group Museum Engages in... White... Supremacy?

    This unsubstantiated claim seeks to creates an impossible standard whereby nothing can be said to have been done voluntarily if some portion of the population resists or opposes it (which is always...
  7. Re: Smithsonian Group Museum Engages in... White... Supremacy?

    The claim was that western countries adopted civil liberties voluntarily. The Confederacy was an unrecognized polity consisting of rebel states, not a country. The Union (i.e. the United States of...
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    Re: [Discussion] Magistrate Transparency Act

    Each decision is already accompanied by an explanation which is agreed upon by the judges prior to the publication of the ruling. If there is a split decision, the views of the diverging judge are...
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    Re: President Biden's 100 first days in office

    My point is that your statements are contradictory. You initially claimed that the strike ordered by Biden was predicated on the same legal rationale used by the Trump administration:



    When...
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    Re: President Biden's 100 first days in office

    You claimed that the strike ordered by Biden was predicated on the same legal rationale as the strikes ordered by Trump (i.e. compared the two):



    The legal justification for the attack...
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    Re: President Biden's 100 first days in office

    Infidel144 was quoting Biden's press secretary, Jennifer Psaki from 2017.
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    The quote you're referring to was from Hillary Clinton:
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    The chart displays the total number of homicide victims and divides them by gender; it does not claim that the 4500 female victims were "murdered because they were women". Even so, gender-based...
  14. Re: Smithsonian Group Museum Engages in... White... Supremacy?

    Dismissiveness is a predictable reaction from CRT apologists (see post #146, #155 & 157 for instance). It's time to put aside the expectation of intellectual consistency - that ship sailed years ago....
  15. Re: Smithsonian Group Museum Engages in... White... Supremacy?

    Being cognizant of race in specific contexts (i.e. discussions about rapidly changing demographics) is not synonymous with “persistently emphasizing whiteness”. There's a reason why CRT/Neo-Marixst...
  16. Re: Smithsonian Group Museum Engages in... White... Supremacy?

    The only other people who persistently emphasize "whiteness" (and agree with the Smithsonian that industriousness, forward planning, rationality, literary traditions etc are unique aspects of "white...
  17. Thread: Name that Battle!

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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Looks like Normans vs Moors, so probably is a battle in Sicily or Malta.
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    Re: Death of George Floyd and Subsequent Riots.

    A new poll reveals that almost half of all liberals (44%) believe that a thousand or more unarmed black Americans were killed by police in 2019. This is ten times more than the top likely estimate...
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    Re: Snow on the Bayou

    The cited Economic Freedom of the World: 2017 Annual Report (different from the Index of Economic Freedom) treats regulation as a distinct area of analysis. The regulation category is split into...
  20. Re: Smithsonian Group Museum Engages in... White... Supremacy?

    I thought it was clear that I’d prefer liberals to stop thinking so obsessively about white people and/or “whiteness”.
  21. Re: The implications of "whiteness" and "white culture"

    Coca Cola's response speaks for itself: the company neither apologized for, nor denounced, the openly racist "resource" which they had been encouraging their staff to use. The incident points to the...
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    Re: Snow on the Bayou

    Refer to my original post. I made no claim regarding the extent of regulation in the US compared to other economies. That said, the US's regulatory standards are comparable to other high-income...
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    Re: Snow on the Bayou

    A self-defeating point: an economy cannot be "deregulated" unless it is regulated.
  24. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    Workplace training material which instructs employees to "be less white" and claims that white Americans are "oppressive", "arrogant" and "ignorant" is discriminatory; it creates a hostile,...
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    Re: Snow on the Bayou

    You claimed: "Lessaiz [sic] faire refers to the state's intervention in the economy, meaning state capitalism, protectionism, etc."

    This is the exact opposite of laissez faire economics.
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    Re: Snow on the Bayou

    Wrong.





    The Global Food Security Index ranks US food 3rd out of 113 countries. That's above every European country other than Ireland. On quality and safety specifically, it is ranked...
  27. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    Which is why I added the caveat "assuming the allegations are true".

    Nevertheless, statement about HR departments having the right to "say and promote what they want" is factually incorrect, as...
  28. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    Assuming the allegations are true, the training would likely be a violation of the Civil Rights Act. Ignore Aloon: he has no idea what he's talking about.

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act:
  29. Re: The implications of "whiteness" and "white culture"

    The Smithsonian's intention was to encourage a conversation on the terms set out by the chart. Since the chart was both self-refuting and insulting, it served only to damage the cause the museum was...
  30. Re: The implications of "whiteness" and "white culture"

    The chart (which was borrowed from a forty-year-old "anti-racist" handbook) refutes itself by listing commonalities (industriousness, forward planning, rational thinking, written traditions etc)...
  31. Re: The implications of "whiteness" and "white culture"

    You were wrong, move on.
  32. Re: The implications of "whiteness" and "white culture"

    The Smithsonian openly stated that the chart was not serving its intended purpose:
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    This is an acknowledgement that the chart is in fact representative of the views held by many within elite liberal circles and the leftist intelligentsia.



    Yes.



    Race hustling is just...
  34. Re: The implications of "whiteness" and "white culture"

    This incident did not occur in isolation. The chart's foundational ideology is popular within elite liberal circles and among the leftist intelligentsia. The idea of "whiteness" as a dominant and...
  35. Re: The implications of "whiteness" and "white culture"

    This is not a "random infographic". It rose to prominence after it was was used by the Smithsonian National Museum as part of their controversial "Talking about Race" portal. Following a backlash,...
  36. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    For those interested, there was a recent thread posted dedicated to the topic of systemic racism here.


    Notice how your interlocutor tries to conflate "local guy" with "white" as if they are one...
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    [VOTE FINISHED: FAILED] Re: (Amendment) Section III, Article I

    I know, but the language needs to be updated. It refers to Moderation and Curial "warnings", rather than Moderation Infractions.
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    [VOTE FINISHED: FAILED] Re: (Amendment) Section III, Article I

    I'm referring to a context where automatic suspension for a single infraction no longer occurs, as is envisaged by this proposal. Also, I don't know whether the standard applies to Tribunes or...
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    [VOTE FINISHED: FAILED] Re: (Amendment) Section III, Article I

    A few points on this:

    1. Adding an amendment preventing any person with an active infraction from being a Magistrate or an acting Tribune is acceptable to me. This would dovetail with the...
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    Re: Anti-tattle tale Amendment

    I suppose you could use the rough language of the Sixth: "the accused shall enjoy the right to confront his accuser".
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