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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should we get rid of reparations?

6666, ya might wanna do a better job of explaining your position …….. eh?
Kinda weak there.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Hillary Clinton is paying people to "correct" people's opinions online

Originally posted by visitor6666:

Hillary could literally go on a killing spree at an elementary school and her supporters would still vote for her.

probably thinking more of the supporters of Trump …. eh?

While Hillary’s supporters should be looking at Bernie, at least they are using their BRAINS as opposed to what Trump’s supporters are using.

Answer me this, 6666, what percentage (sliding scale appreciated) of American voters have what kind of DECENT knowledge of our politics so they can make choices that best reflect their true feelings/needs/wants/etc.?

Tell me about the voters that go into the booth and vote a straight party ticket WITHOUT KNOWING even who they are voting for … much less what that person stands for.

Explain to me how so many ppl vote against their own best interests … hugely a factor for conservatives.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Hillary Clinton is paying people to "correct" people's opinions online

I wonder if “lies” haven’t always been easy to START since ppl are ppl regardless of the technology and the times …. esp. the times. Perhaps with LESS technology, ppl were even more gullible and therefore more likely to spread & hold bullshit for an even longer time (think Dark Ages)?

Religious leaders have typically held huge sway over their flocks. The more “ignorant” the flocks = the more control.

Our modern tech allows bullshit to SPREAD faster … at least to those who are inclined to believe it (Fox News gluttons). But, that very same tech allows the rest of us to fact check and do what we can to protect ourselves from rampant ignorance.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Hillary Clinton is paying people to "correct" people's opinions online

People want money.
Money = influence = results.
Supply & demand.
You have the supply of money; you can demand what you want.
An advertiser of a TV show is AKA the SPONSOR.
Either the sponsor is getting what they want via association or they will go where they can get it. It’s not like there isn’t plenty of sources today.

Back when I was a kid, there were plenty of radio stations;
but only 3 network TV stations.
However, things were a lot more honest then and weren’t anywhere near the powerful influences that exist today. We had some actual capitalist competition in those days.

Now, we have many TV stations and the internet.
Good revenue for a show is essential and means that the show will kiss major ass to keep its sponsors. But, it also has to keep its audience or the sponsor will go to greener pastures. It’s a balancing act for both the show and the sponsor.

I think “the law” should forbid news programs from having sponsors (advertisers). How difficult can it be to not see the inherent conflict of interests in that? At the very least, there is already a FCC law requiring broadcast media to do a certain amount of broadcasting in the public interest but it has been corrupted.

more on this and how it has been deregulated … largely because of the power of the very limited number of owners of the media.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Hillary Clinton is paying people to "correct" people's opinions online

Advertisers usually are manufactures or have some form of product … even a service.

Those manufacturers have regulations the govt. establishes.

Those regulations “cost” the manufactures money.

Why not spend money to “bribe” those who make the regulations?

The GOP is huuuuuge on smaller govt. (making LESS regulations) and being ANYTHING pro-business.

The deregulation crowd is in bed w/ the GOP right down the hall from the hawkish GOP military-industrial complex bed. What a whorehouse we have in D.C.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Grumpiness and Political Outlook

Good direction, Bomb.
I was looking for a much deeper cause.
Your point well fits the very reason Trump is so hugely successful due to that demographic.

I haven’t done any serious searching into the percentage and charting of how his supporters compare to the GOP itself. Trump’s numbers have shut down all other contenders. AND, we must remember that Cruz is extremely conservative. Combine his supporters w/ Trump’s and we just might have a serious rival group of voters AGAINST Hillary …. such is the deep hatred for her.

Yet, the real focus will be on just how many of such Republican haters there are and how many of the moderates—who are on the other side of the huge chasm the GOP finds itself fighting—will find hatred more appealing than sensible economic salvation.

Also, just yesterday, Chas Koch was in an interview that pretty much revealed that the GOP machinery his hatched has now brought home some chickens that should lose to Hillary. I’d say he knows that she is much more likely to do his bidding that would Trump or Cruz.

I think even the Old Guard GOP knows this.
If they can’t “kill” Trump & Cruz, they very likely will subtly go w/ what is best for their party … even if the choice isn’t from their party.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Hillary Clinton is paying people to "correct" people's opinions online

But, it is POLITICS in America … increasingly so over the last 50 years w/ a sharp spike in the last 20.

Having shills for whatever reasons isn’t anything new … been going on for centuries.
It’s a first cousin of lying.
It wouldn’t be “a thing” were it to not be highly successful.
It wouldn’t be successful were the targets to not be so easily manipulated.
They wouldn’t be so easily manipulated were EDUCATION to be a real priority in America.
(I wonder what civics education in other nations is like by comparison?)
The rad-right conservatives hate public ed.
I wonder why.

In psy-ops, we well know that one voice among a large crowd can oh-so easily create havoc when needed … in most any direction. The ignorant who are so emotional about something are willing to follow most any idea that appears to address that angst.

Think Trump.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Sixth Extinction

They don’t call it the “boob tube” for no reason. LOL
And, remember when I saw my first TV and watched the serial Flash Gordon on it.
It was at this “country grocery store” in my tiny town. I sat on flour sacks (handy for making shirts out of) after school and wanted right then & there to be a spaceman.

Now, I’ve become little more than just simply “spacey”.
Too, too much TV I’m thinkin’.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Evil white supremacist public library bans #BlackLivesMatter

Maybe this will help by shedding some light on the disparity in how the Black community is treated by authorities.

As this link shows, it’s highly likely that many-most-all of the YOUNG KIDS arrested were Black.

It was stated that they were arrested on the charge of: CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONDUCT OF ANOTHER.
This is a real law.
I’d like to know what the video shows.
Were the kids arrested because they were “shouting encouragement” to the various, or all, participants in the “fight”? Did someone hand a combatant a shiv … pick one of them up and shove him back into the fray …. coach him on a great Kung Ku kick? WTF?

SERIOUSLY?
Arresting young kids for just being AT the fight and perhaps doing what I’ve seen hundreds of times …. w/ NO arrests made of those ADULTS in those situations.
I’d really luv to know just how much prejudice is involved in this incident.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Sixth Extinction

Originally posted by Hunter_616:

Sciencey people are a very important peoples. #FACT

Seriously though, my brain had a moment of not working and I forgot the term scientists.

No, no, nooooooooooo.
I wasn’t laughing AT you.
I’ve just never heard that term; and I thought it to be rather funny and “cute” at the same time.

AND, I even saw a bit-0-hint of ya couching your language to fit the subject being talked to. 0¿~

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Sixth Extinction

“sciencey people”
LOL

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Evil white supremacist public library bans #BlackLivesMatter

Originally posted by 86269:
Originally posted by karmakoolkid:

Killed, unjustly incarcerated, profiled by police, denied various social and job/economic opportunities compared to Whites, and a host of other issues that, combined, tend to simply say: Black lives don’t matter as much as other races.

White people are killed too.
Most black people are killed by other black people.
Explain further.
Maybe because black people are more likely to commit crime than other races?
Maybe because they’re not qualified?

Are ya that ignorant?
Or, are ya just that much of a racist?
Either way, I highly doubt anything I say will “cure” either.
Besides, Bomb made a decent effort to address both.
Likely much more than ya deserve.
 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Sixth Extinction

This is why I’m damn glad to be old.
I was lucky enough to have lived in the “glory days” of America.
Now, as the wife says, should things get all that bad … we can just do a They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and check out of the shitstorm that very likely is going to engulf America should we not be able to get our shit together. This current election will be very telling on this.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Evil white supremacist public library bans #BlackLivesMatter

Killed, unjustly incarcerated, profiled by police, denied various social and job/economic opportunities compared to Whites, and a host of other issues that, combined, tend to simply say: Black lives don’t matter as much as other races.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Evil white supremacist public library bans #BlackLivesMatter

Originally posted by petesahooligan

You’re absolutely right about “All Lives Matter.” The response that all lives matter dismisses the exceptional treatment that Black people in the United States are subject to. White lives matter, but White lives are not suffering to the same degree either.

Think of how much further down the road we could be were (esp. the bold part) to have been cleared up when those “unfortunate” ppl (usually well-meaning Whites) tried to “remind” us of this “non-distinctional” meme?

Sure, the point of BLM went right over most White’s heads.
BUT, that is at the very heart of the issue/problem …. isn’t it?
That those who could make a difference just aren’t able to see THE difference.

Look at jhco …. isn’t he “THE problem” rather than a part of the solution …..
simply because, for a person who touts his being hugely informed on issues, he STILL doesn’t “get” BLM.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun CONTROL issues

Eeeerrrrrrrrrrrr …. isn’t a synonym for politician “flip-flopper”?
Well ….. except for may man, Bernie.
He is the truest-to-Constitutional idealism politician I’ve seen at the Federal level.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun CONTROL issues

Originally posted by petesahooligan:

I get it. (That “catfishing” line threw me off.)

Your issue is that gun sales can be regulated day and night but until we are facing secondary markets, it doesn’t make a lick of difference.

Absolutely.

And, while, along w/ certain administrative costs, any such regulatory laws passed would be awfully difficult to enforce regardless of any reasonable monetary input to see that said enforcement was even close to being successful.

My proposal is to make some very stiff penalties for unlawful selling of a weapon (if you can’t do the time/hefty penalty; don’t do the crime). If you own it …. you are responsible for it …. period. You own it because it is registered to you …. regardless of whose hands it is in. Much like for a car.

The only way to legally absolve yourself of any responsibility is to sell it through the proper channels. Then, the new owner is then totally responsible for what is done w/ the gun.

I’m not going to get into a lot of the side issues (liability insurance, reasonable safe storage, etc.) that would likely have some legality to them. Those are great topics for further discussion.

My point here is that the only way I see any serious impact on keeping guns out of irresponsible hands is to make the responsible hands be just a bit more responsible than they already are by simple registration. Anyone who can’t legally do this is then, by law, a criminal and should face strong penalties.

If the guns “nutz” don’t have anything to hide, why are they so spooked about registering them?

I’m just not at all buying into this shit about “the govt. knowing who has what and where to come and get them”.

I’ve pointed out numerous devastating ways “the govt.” can bring us to our knees, without firing a shot, to the point we would be selling out ANYONE that owned a forbidden weapon.

If no other 1st world nation was any different than we, then I’d say that such a “new experiment” might not be for us. Yet, as has been hashed to death here on SD, many other nations have a lot of success w/ reasonable gun control & regulations.

If we make an act so intolerably punishable by law, we will see an equally strong compliance. Those who fail to comply …. bye bye for a long time.

One huge hole in my idea is that a person can illegally sell their gun and then simply report it as stolen.

But, w/ a strong regulatory system in place, it should turn up at some point. This is where mandatory insurance would come in to protect those harmed by a gun that wasn’t properly secured. Most gun owners already insure their weapons …. why not a bit more money to do the right thing about gun violence?

Any ideas on this?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun CONTROL issues

Speaking of the devil

“Wanted a bumper pull camper I have a couple items to trade. A homemade bar, toy dispensing machine, a gun cabinet, and possibly a bang item. Bar is heavy but needs stained or painted to you liking. Gun cabinet is wood with glass door and drawer on bottom. Toy dispensing machine is like new and comes with over 1200 refill cups have keys and set for .50. Possible bang item is 22 rifle.</big.
I will look at 5th wheels but will need hitch if we trade.”

Sure, a .22 rifle isn’t much of a killer …. at least in the hands of a novice.
But, for the ppl whose lives are taken by it ….. it was enough.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun CONTROL issues

Originally posted by petesahooligan:

They just want something they can do some catfishing in? Sounds like a hoax.

OH NO.
You can’t sell guns—OF ANY NATURE—on craigs (kids’ toys excepted).
They are sometimes listed; but are subject to being flagged.
I don’t know about wanting to trade one …. probably not okay, either.

I do see someone wanting to trade—usually a handgun—about once every 3 weeks …. for most anything. And, that is just in Wichita. Imagine across the nation.

The point is: no matter what SIMPLE gun control measure are made into law; until a comprehensive one that tracks such sales happens, it’s going to have little to zero effect where it is needed the most.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun CONTROL issues

It appears that the last “gun thread” got locked. So, I’m having to start another one just to bring this to the table to show just how easy it can be for someone to utterly circumvent any form of control and/or regulation to keep guns out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them.

UNTIL we have a tight registry of ALL guns—where such “trading” can’t happen—that makes a person totally responsible for a gun they own, we will have thousands upon thousands of guns being irresponsibly tossed about without regard to what eventually happens to them.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Man arrested for thought crime in UK

Jan, it was about 7 years ago. Utah got heavily involved in Calif. politics regarding its same-sex laws.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Man arrested for thought crime in UK

Originally posted by visitor6666:
Originally posted by karmakoolkid:
Originally posted by visitor6666:
Originally posted by Jantonaitis:

lol you don’t know wtf you;re talking about, on this or any subject you’ve brought up. Don’t condescend to me you little punk.

Hmm are my opinions really rattling you that much?

Probably more along the lines of: mildly disgusting?
Kinda like ONE gnat at a picnic.

Still this is Serious Discussion, Janton should be able to debate without getting flustered so easily.

So, ya’re still going that “direction”?
Good luck w/ that.
LOL

And, please …. let’s not bother Stan on his honeymoon.
It’s “all good”.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Man arrested for thought crime in UK

Originally posted by visitor6666:
Originally posted by Jantonaitis:

lol you don’t know wtf you;re talking about, on this or any subject you’ve brought up. Don’t condescend to me you little punk.

Hmm are my opinions really rattling you that much?

Probably more along the lines of: mildly disgusting?
Kinda like ONE gnat at a picnic.
 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Tonal Distinctions in Party Politics

Originally posted by visitor6666:

Uncontrolled progressiveness will be the death of Nationalism.

Wouldn’t uncontrolled most anything pretty much be a disaster?

vika will luv this one

Differences in Conservative and Liberal Brains
16 peer-reviewed studies show liberals and conservatives physiologically different

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Man arrested for thought crime in UK

Nah, CROW … ya got me mixed up w/ Trump supporters