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The Lounge / Re: I'm new
« on: Today at 07:43:21 AM »
Hello, I'm nearly certain you are not a bot, but just to be sure tell us what you need advice about.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: X Gon' Give It To Ya
« on: April 10, 2021, 11:56:01 AM »
OH, well that makes sense. People were probably saying he was dead when he was still in a coma.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: X Gon' Give It To Ya
« on: April 10, 2021, 11:02:55 AM »
What, are you serious? lol

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: April 10, 2021, 11:00:49 AM »
https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-army-racial-injustice-riots-only-on-ap-480e95d9d075a0a946e837c3156cdcb9

This is all very interesting. This is from an internal document by the Pentagon.

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He may not have had a license, but now I don't remember. I know he was driving his sister's car, and she tried to pressure my friend not to write her impact statement or testify against him. I think his family has protected him for a long time, but he hadn't killed anyone before. He's not a teenager, either. He's in his forties, at least.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: X Gon' Give It To Ya
« on: April 09, 2021, 01:20:30 PM »


I always loved the way almost all his songs were trying to start a fight.

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I don't know what the answer is, I don't know how long in jail someone should get for getting drunk and killing people, but I know we don't really treat alcohol use the same as other drug use. My ex brother in law had one of those breath test things in his vehicle that he had to blow into before he could start the truck. He, of course, found ways to get around that. He was a good guy, and lucky that he never killed anyone, but he also drank himself to death.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: April 09, 2021, 12:04:24 PM »
Definitely makes a lot more sense to me to go after the lobbyists instead of the manufacturers. Lobby groups need some kind of regulation anyway, imo.

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We let the drunk drivers get away with murder here, too. The drunk guy who ran into my friend on the highway, forcing her truck across the median into a head on crash with a car full of people (which killed them, and left my friend with a broken back, crushed leg, broken arm, stitches etc) was on his 4th DUI.

How long ago was this?  I had a similar situation back in the 70s/80s.  Back then drunk driving was just a thing people did, no big deal, hardly worth pulling anyone over for. It's a lot better now, but still tolerated WAY too much.

It was about 5 years ago. He ended up getting 18yrs, and will probably only serve about 10.

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Arts & Entertainment / X Gon' Give It To Ya
« on: April 09, 2021, 11:46:25 AM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: April 09, 2021, 07:58:58 AM »
I don't see how eliminating manufacturer immunity could be a good thing.  I can understand if there was a defect with the gun which caused an injury, but for a gun to be used in a shooting and open the manufacturer to liability for the damages caused sounds dangerous.  You're essentially making one party responsible for a completely unrelated party's actions.  The manufacturers aren't even the ones selling the guns to the people using them.

might force them to remove items like bump stocks and large mags for regular folk

side note
could this extend to social media platforms?
Zuckface tried to deny liability
Or you could just institute a ban on bump stocks or limit magazine sizes if that is what you want.  Making gun manufacturers liable could be extended in other areas.  Someone gets into a head-on collision because of a drunk driver, now that person could sue both the car manufacturer and the brewing company for the drunk driver's actions.  Someone chokes on a chicken bone or has an allergic reaction to a food, sue the farmer which raised/grew the food.  It just doesn't make sense in any way, you can't hold a company responsible for the actions of someone who uses their products yet have no interaction with.

This is exactly why I don't think it's such a good idea.

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We let the drunk drivers get away with murder here, too. The drunk guy who ran into my friend on the highway, forcing her truck across the median into a head on crash with a car full of people (which killed them, and left my friend with a broken back, crushed leg, broken arm, stitches etc) was on his 4th DUI.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: April 08, 2021, 01:49:00 PM »
Uncle Joe is talking gun control today.

Ghost guns - Something I didn't know was an issue. I do think having untraceable guns should be illegal.

Ban assault weapons - This won't go over well with the gun nuts.

Close "Charleston loophole" - Gives more time to complete background checks, I hope they get this one done.

Background checks for guns bought at gun shows - Good, but I wonder about other private sales.

Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act - I think this shouldn't have been allowed to lapse, and I also wonder if this will close the "boyfriend loophole".

Eliminate gun manufacturer immunity - This will require an act of Congress. I don't know if it will get through the senate, and I also don't know if this is a good idea or not. 

There's probably more, but that's what I've seen so far. 

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: April 08, 2021, 10:30:30 AM »
You don't say?

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The Lounge / Re: A Friendly Chat
« on: April 08, 2021, 10:30:01 AM »
Come to the FES for earth shaped debates, stay for body shipping tips.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: April 08, 2021, 07:48:53 AM »
Don't laugh,  it gets better.....



So unless you agree to a recurring monthly ripoff,  we will tell Trump you have defected to the radical left.

Are there really people who fall for this crap?

Yes. They are called 'Americans'
Yep yep.  And its really sad.  He is milking people like crazy and they still love him.

This reminds me of those Jesus memes. Repost if you love Jesus! So many religious people I know still think of Trump in a like evangelical way. It's so weird. They would definitely not uncheck the box.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Another mass shooting...
« on: April 08, 2021, 07:45:21 AM »
Unfortunately, I think mass shootings will increase -- yes, somehow increase more than they already were in this whack country -- due to the strife caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lots of people are struggling and lots of people are scared and lots of people are pissed.

Frustration, fear, and anger are naturally going to lead to more shooting incidents...

Plus so many people bought more guns in the past year, and enough ammo to fight a zombie apocalypse. It's like they're all just waiting for the chance.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: April 07, 2021, 05:52:17 PM »
OMG  ;D

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: April 07, 2021, 04:08:56 PM »
Giving corporations tax breaks with the expectation that they will spread the extra wealth around is trickle down economics. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trickle-down_economics
Wealth has been continually trickling (sometimes gushing) up since around 1980.  When do you expect it to start going the other way?

I do not, I'm not sure why you think I'm arguing in favor of trickle down economics.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Trek: Picard
« on: April 07, 2021, 04:05:57 PM »
Not even Q with all his powers is going to be able to rescue this shite of a series.

Maybe Q will bring some fun into the Trek universe again. I used to wish ST was more serious, but now I realize that having a show that is hopeful about the future, and isn't afraid to have a goofy episode now and then is probably a good thing.

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The Lounge / Re: A Friendly Chat
« on: April 07, 2021, 03:34:07 PM »
I wonder if UPS ships bodies internationally.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: April 07, 2021, 12:47:55 PM »
Giving corporations tax breaks with the expectation that they will spread the extra wealth around is trickle down economics. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trickle-down_economics 

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: April 07, 2021, 12:11:50 PM »
I've thought for a long time that trickle down could work if we made it work. Just giving these corporations tax breaks is not enough.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Trek: Picard
« on: April 06, 2021, 03:13:39 PM »


If you can't watch the teaser a couple posts up because it's US only (I think) this one should work.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Facebook hacked
« on: April 06, 2021, 08:17:35 AM »

Don't use Facebook!


Never have.

Never will.

Same! I had a myspace and I didn't like it because I thought it was boring, then Facebook came along and I thought it was a myspace ripoff so I didn't bother. Now I'm really glad I didn't.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Publisher or Platform?
« on: April 05, 2021, 06:04:44 PM »
https://twitter.com/mjs_DC/status/1379065122858147843?s=20
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Clarence Thomas suggests that social media companies may NOT have a First Amendment right to regulate speech on their platforms, analogizing them to "common carriers" and "places of public accommodation."

In other words, Clarence Thomas is inviting Congress to ban social media companies from engaging in content moderation by stripping them of their own First Amendment rights and transforming them, for legal purposes, into common carriers or public accommodations.

You know the conservatives who have been arguing—unsuccessfully so far—that social media companies are so powerful that Congress can essentially override their own First Amendment rights and force them to host certain speech on their platforms? Thomas just endorsed that argument.

!!! Thomas cites arguments that Section 230, which provides immunity to platforms for third-party content, *violates the First Amendment.*

https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/040521zor_3204.pdf

The tweet thread has screenshots of the relevant bits if you don't want to read the whole pdf.

This does not seem like a good idea! I agree that these massive platforms have too much power, but if corporations are people my friend, then they have 1st amendment rights. Also, I don't know how 230 violates the 1st amendment.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Trek: Picard
« on: April 05, 2021, 03:23:18 PM »


Q!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Facebook hacked
« on: April 04, 2021, 07:38:48 AM »
Most Facebook users aren't very internet savvy. They do not understand internet security. I mean, my mom is 76 and I have to calm her down about spam messages she gets on Facebook sometimes. I hate that Facebook and Google encourages people to put their details online without making it clear how these details can be used.

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