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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is treating everyone equally actually right?

Originally posted by petesahooligan:

@tacloc

I think your hurdle-race analogy is broken.

First, a race is a competition; equal opportunity is not a competition.

Let’s use a more realistic example. My uncle runs a store and he needs someone to work there. He’s considering hiring me — I’m his nephew — but he’s also considering hiring my friend. My friend and I have the same amount of experience. My uncle naturally hires me based on a privilege that I did not earn. My friend will have to look for work elsewhere.

Seems reasonable, right?

Now let’s say this practice is expanded… so that companies will prefer to hire people of their own race, or from their own religions, or their own geographies, or their own socio-economic classes. That’s what we have now, and what we’ve had for decades (perhaps even centuries).

So when you say something like…

And there is a difference between allowing people equal access to things, and crippling someone’s else room for advancement in the world.

…it fails to recognize that the white male oligarchy has been crippling others’ opportunities for advancement for centuries. THAT’S the problem that affirmative action is seeking to redress. Your objection to Affirmative Action suggests that it’s okay for society to affect a cultural bias that favors white men but it’s wrong when social policy seeks to balance it.

Yes and no. I’m saying it’s wrong for any attempt to slow progression be it racial or others. When whites suppressed minorities, of course that was wrong. But to use that as ammunition to justify doing that now to any specific group, in this case, the group would be white, It is still wrong. It’s essentially implying that you should hold children accountable for mistakes made by the parents before their birth.
Affirmative action like most theories, is a great idea in principle but falls logistically short. If people are to be judged on merit, then giving ANYONE special treatment to make that happen, can’t happen. Law won’t change people’s evaluation of any specific race, or religious group. It just forces compliance into tolerating it. Real acceptance has to happen by people showing they have as much worth as anyone else by proving they can overcome the same obstacles.
P.S. 100 posts. Not related. But still.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is treating everyone equally actually right?

@peteshollogan
To an extent, yes actually it does. I know quite a few people to whom it’s great those programs are available. I also know a whole lot more that could do something with themselves but are more than comfortable with being the kind of thing that causes people to resent the system.
And there is a difference between allowing people equal access to things, and crippling someone’s else room for advancement in the world. Having equal opportunity is what we SHOULD have. It’s not what we have. What we have is glorified catering.
A system that trades one race or groups growth to feed another, can never be considered equal even if all obstacles are removed for one group. If there is a hurdle race, with 12 jumps but someone says “He/she should have an easier time becuase x…” and so they move the hurdles. He now has 4 and the opponent has 20. The one with 4 easily wins the race because his obstacles were removed and placed on someone’s else path instead. How is that fair?
And more than that, it doesn’t just destroy progress for someone else, the person who is given shortcuts will never be seen as making a real accomplishment even if they win.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / "Dear Fat People" - Nicole Arbour

So I am not sure if I 100% understand the topic, but for whatever my opinion is worth (0.7%), I want to say it is not wrong to encourage people to love themselves for who they are. A large portion of the world’s problems are because of someone’s low self esteem. Now that being said….it is VERY wrong to be allow people to act unhealthy by under eating or over because of fear of hurting someone’s feelings.
Instead of encouraging tolerance of people’s health styles, it should be encouraged to have healthy changes, to have people get more fit and healthier. When one of the most common forms of death is heart disease and obesity, you can’t say that people are “fine as they are.” This shouldn’t be confused as making everyone feel bad, but feeling like they can make themselves better.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is treating everyone equally actually right?

Let me be clear on how I mean that. My point isn’t to justify treating some groups worse but I do not understand why we need to be so afraid of pointing out any differences to anyone in today’s society and why people seem to think this willful blindness is a benefit to the world.
Isn’t saying “Look at how tolerate I am of everyone different then me,” essential the same as saying as that you need to be tolerate of their differences in the first place because they are somehow lesser or that their differences are somehow a disability compared to your qualities? That there is a need to “treat everyone at our level” as if something about what we are at is already superior to them and we are doing them a favor by putting them at our level?
In actual race related matters, doesn’t putting everyone at the same level ignore how much some groups suffered and how hard they fought for freedom or to be where they are now?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Would you rather be a good version of you or an evil doopleganger?

I already think i am the evil clone/twin of somebody since I cant shave the evil goatee no matter how much i try. All i need is a leather jacket and sunglasses and some asine scheme when i finally do find the good version of me.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How much should the goverment do to control extremist groups?

Wouldn’t be better to make sure they can’t organize in the first place?
To be clear, I’m not talking about foreign thearts or anything like that, an example of extremist group would be simalir to West Bro Baptist church, this isn’t about how much you hate them just about how much you think groups like that should be able to voice their opnion.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / how do you get unity web player to work

alright never mind i think i solved my own problem, after doing more looking

 
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Topic: Technical Support / how do you get unity web player to work

Im guessing someone must have asked this before, but i cant find a topic anywhere about it, but anyway i try dowlanding it and it says instlattion failed, is it my computer, or something with the link?

 
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Topic: Realm of the Mad God / Most annoying enemy creature

the random glass orb things that float around with about 5 other of those following it, do high damage, take forever to kill but offer no exp whatsover. anyone agree?

 
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Topic: Realm of the Mad God / New Classes Ideas

i have an idea
class:templar knight(tk for short)
gear: heavy armor, swords and bows
power: ranks(reciurt,sergant,knight, fortess master, grandmaster)increase blade range and dextriety to an almost stream like burst up to 6.5ft
unlocked: lv.20 paladin and lv.20 necromancer
he always carrys a sheild with a red cross on it and looks simlar to a knight but his armor is white and the helm is differnt

 
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Topic: Time World / Bugs and Glitches

when i try to get past the spy tutorial after im doing spying the enemies fleet a random message apears that says ttttttttttttttttttttt and i cant do anything i tried refreshing it doesnt hlp

 
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Topic: Time World / Bugs and Glitches

my war button, help and all those icons are gone.just gone so altough i have a massive fleet i cant even complete the second mission

 
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Topic: Kongregate / whats wrong with my point bar?

yesterday i was at 46 pints to level now when i logged on its 259 points to level

 
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Topic: Off-topic / how much do you tip a waiter?

my idiot freind inssits i shouldve paid him 15 perecent. I mantain that its 10.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Infection [Endgame]

woah wait you said the soldier got bit by the zombie in your eariler posts if he was the soldier that killed the orginal zombie then he is the zombie becuase you said there is only 1 soldier.
and we know that race bandit is not the zombie which leaves two options
and im dead tommorow arent i?

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Infection [Endgame]

theres no real way of figuring out the zombie..ill keep my vote

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Infection [Endgame]

Originally posted by Woon1957:

Going with the crowd?

tacloc

we have no real evidence i will be honest

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Infection [Endgame]

well we have no real way of knowing who the zombie is so i will just go with what fire king said and vote djrockstar

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Infection [Endgame]

comfirmed.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / FBI agents, report in

Originally posted by tracymirkin123:

If I seem weird at times, remember that I am addicted to painkillers. Weirder, I mean.

no reid was addicted to herion. dont use the avatar if u do not have facts correct requires utmost commitement

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What is porn?

Originally posted by oOTrentOo:
Originally posted by tacloc:

if u reguarly use the internet you proabbly have a well depth and comphernivse understanding about it

If there’s a squiggly red line under your words, that means they’re spelled wrong.

you do not have spell check on kong.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What is porn?

if u reguarly use the internet you proabbly have a well depth and comphernivse understanding about it

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What do you think about masons / illuminati conspiracy JFK warned us about?

proof that if the internet says it it must be true. look the illuminati were just some guys who knew to much.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Creativity in the "creative" arts is indicative of retardation

, ilness and retardation are NOT the same thing, retardation is by chormosones in your body inasinty is differnt

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Zombie story

well the first thing you need to know is for some sick reasons humans always assume you will attack refarin from being first in their house let others in first to detrimine if their hostile…wait zombie surrivial tips or zombie invasion surrivial tipS?