Chinese girl with French accent hilariously disappointed by slow Canadian trains by Chipit in videos

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It's not forbidden. Only when you talk about it it's forbidden. Stop making people feel grossed out.

Meet Maya, The Kitten With Down Syndrome Who Already Has Her Own Book by tsthejimmyz in books

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Genetic damage is supposed to appear repulsive to us, so nobody will mate with the sufferer and pass on the defective genes.

Chinese girl with French accent hilariously disappointed by slow Canadian trains by Chipit in videos

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Nobody wants to think about you having sex.

You can't make this shit up. Here is an example of what corporate mainstream media is pushing: "Iraq Needs Regime Change Again" by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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Iran taking control of Iraq was the outcome everyone predicted when the neocons started a war of aggression against Iraq. And what do you know, it happened. Now they're angry about it? Cry me a river.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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I concede the argument; drugs are not addictive. Now, off with you to tell the addicts the good news.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So, heroin isn't addictive and won't make you structure your life around it. Gotcha. Go watch the documentary Trainspotting. Or read any medical textbook.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Chipit 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

WTF. Heroin makes you lose your free will and structure your life around doing more heroin. As do all addictive drugs.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You can read my mind? That's amazing! Can you do it again? Can you tell me what I had for breakfast?

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That wasn't banning drugs, which was done when Nixon was a little kid. That's one campaign against drugs.

China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia (WSJ) by Nemacolin in news

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Good old media, accusing everyone of racism while doing it themselves. The "sick man of Asia" is an old trope from the colonialism era. They might as well have thrown in "yellow peril" for good measure.

Walter Mead: Europeans Try to Have It Both Ways by Chipit in Europe

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The EU was backed by the CIA to be an anti Soviet cooperation.

Europeans don't support NATO. They won't intervene to help other countries under attack but expect the USA to do so for them.

Europe has demanded an end to American bullying for quite some time. It's now coming to an end.

Europeans don't think that US bases defend them. They find that they are only used for military adventures in the Middle East. These create refugees that then invade Europe. It is difficult to find fault with this line of reasoning.

NATO is dead and Europeans killed it.

Walter Mead: Europeans Try to Have It Both Ways by Chipit in Europe

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Article:

How solid is the West? At last weekend’s Munich Security Conference, the world’s largest gathering of security policy makers and officials, the theme was “Westlessness,” referring to the sense of disorientation that many Europeans feel in this age of America First.

Since the 1940s, U.S. leadership in the service of a united and secure Europe has been the one unchanging feature in the Continental landscape. For generations, the U.S. committed to protect Europe from Russia, maintain bases in Germany to prevent it from threatening its neighbors, and promote European integration. Now Europeans don’t know where they stand, and a mixture of bafflement, anger, disappointment and fear fills the atmosphere at conferences like the one in Munich.

There’s little doubt that Trump administration policies, ranging from trade wars to toughness on Iran, have tested trans-Atlantic relations to the breaking point. But to understand the growing weakness of the Western alliance, Europeans need to spend less time deploring Donald Trump and more time looking in the mirror. A good place to begin is with a Pew poll released earlier this month on the state of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Superficially, the poll looks like good news. In 14 European countries plus Canada and the U.S., a median 53% of respondents said they had a favorable view of NATO, while only 27% saw the alliance unfavorably. Despite double-digit declines in NATO’s favorability among the French and the Germans, these numbers aren’t bad. Mr. Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel are all less popular in their home countries than NATO is.

So far, so good—but that support is thin. When asked if their country should go to war with Russia if it attacked a NATO ally, 50% of respondents said no, and only 38% supported honoring their commitment to NATO allies.

Let those numbers sink in. Only 34% of Germans, 25% of Greeks and Italians, 36% of Czechs, 33% of Hungarians and 41% of the French believe their country should fulfill its treaty obligation if another European country is attacked. Only the U.S., Canada, the U.K., the Netherlands and Lithuania had a majority in favor of honoring the NATO commitment to mutual defense.

Europeans often contrast the “nationalism” of backward political cultures like Russia, China and the U.S. with their own supposedly enlightened attitude of cosmopolitan solidarity. Yet if these numbers are accurate, Europeans haven’t replaced nationalism with European solidarity. They have replaced nationalism with fantasy: the belief that one can have security and prosperity without a strong defense.

That vision leaves Europe vulnerable, and it is threatening to let the West unravel. European leaders believe they are trading parochial loyalties for higher and broader commitments, when in truth their countries lack the solidarity that makes international order possible. Those who dream that they can have security without the willingness to fight for it are slowly turning NATO into the paper tiger that its enemies hope it will become.

Meanwhile, Europeans still, mostly, trust America. Seventy-five percent of Italians believe the U.S. would rally to NATO’s defense if Russia attacks, as do 63% of Germans and 57% of French. Despite European ambivalence about fulfilling NATO obligations, the alliance is held together by their confidence that America—Mr. Trump’s America—will fulfill its obligations.

Europe’s problem isn’t Mr. Trump. It isn’t nationalism. It isn’t that others aren’t wise or enlightened enough to share Europe’s ideals. It is that too few Europeans stand ready to defend the ideals they claim to embrace. That young Germans no longer dream of fighting and dying to conquer Poland is an excellent thing, but it is a bad and even a dangerous thing that so few young Germans think Europe is important enough to defend and, if necessary, to risk their lives for.

This problem won’t be easy to solve. For many Europeans, the essential purpose of European integration was to end war. For centuries, the restless nationalisms of European peoples plunged the Continent into one wretched war after another. The European Union was meant to bury those national antagonisms and end the cycle of war. To love Europe was to enter a posthistorical age of perpetual peace. For voters who grew up in the European cocoon, the military defense of European ideas sounds like a contradiction in terms. How can you build peace by making war?

In contrast, Americans continue to believe that Europe is worth defending. We must hope that over the next few years more Europeans will come around to that position; otherwise, the prospects for “Westlessness” will only grow.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Chipit 2 insightful - 4 fun2 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

It detracts from whatever point you might have made to the point that I don't want to reply to it. Sorry, I'm not going to argue with you. It was hurtful and uncalled-for.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Chipit 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Always a cheap shot at the Declaration of Independence and other things that keep America together. They just love doing it.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Chipit 5 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Look, addictive drugs were banned in the first place because they rob you of you free will. The same free will that the Constitution was founded to create.

You don't like it, move to Portugal. You can shoot up all you want there.

5 year sentence recommended for former black Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (D). Schemed to "sell" hundreds of thousands of $ worth of her self-published "Healthy Holly" children’s books to businesses who had dealings with the University of Maryland Medical System, where Pugh sat as a board member. by Chipit in news

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I get the distinct impression that this is something you would very much like to censor, if you had the power.

Fortunately this isn't reddit.

Trump tariffs led to job losses, higher prices for businesses: Fed report by nygal in politics

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Once again, no mention of how the tariffs are completely fucking up China. They are hurting them bad, and that was before the Wuhan virus.

https://www.chinalawblog.com/2020/01/how-to-prevent-china-factory-problems-and-trademark-theft-that-is-happening-like-never-before.html

"Chinese factories are hurting these days. Bad. Their sales are way down, especially to the United States. In China’s manufacturing exodus set to continue in 2020, the South China Morning Post made this starkly clear with statistics:

Tariffs saw China’s trade in goods surplus with the US fall by 7.9 per cent in November, according to data released by the US Census Bureau on Tuesday. This was amid a 20.84 per cent fall in Chinese exports to the US from a year earlier, including items like cellphones. US purchases of Chinese goods are now at their lowest point since March 2013.

Of equal importance is that China factory exports are expected to dip even more in 2020:

For every foreign company that left China in 2019, there were two to three more seriously contemplating doing so and we expect more companies to leave China in 2020 than in 2019.

Chinese factories are well aware of these numbers, and they are terrified by them. Chinese factories see American companies reducing their purchases to buy their products elsewhere. “Compared with June 2018, the month before the trade war began, US imports of goods from Vietnam have soared 51.6 per cent, Thailand 19.7 per cent, Malaysia 11.3 per cent, Indonesia 14.6 per cent, Taiwan 30 per cent and Mexico 12.7 per cent.” This massive downturn in American companies manufacturing in China has greatly impacted Chinese factories and greatly influenced how they see things."

5 year sentence recommended for former black Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (D). Schemed to "sell" hundreds of thousands of $ worth of her self-published "Healthy Holly" children’s books to businesses who had dealings with the University of Maryland Medical System, where Pugh sat as a board member. by Chipit in news

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The SJW left has taught us that race is always relevant to every story. Especially in politics.

Everything is political. Failure to address the political angle is implicitly endorsing the status quo.

When America's Generals Tried to Nuke North Korea by Chipit in history

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This just in, lots of Chinese will do whatever it takes to make money.

Regardless, everything I said was true and you can verify it with your own research.

I get Paid to Chat on Reddit : offmychest - ARCHIVE by Dark_Vs_Light in conspiracy

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  1. this is 4 years old.

  2. if you go to reddit.com and not archive.is, you see that the mods deleted it because it was determined fake.

  3. it could have been they determined it was fake because it damaged reddit's interests to be exposed as astroturfers.

When America's Generals Tried to Nuke North Korea by Chipit in history

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China isn't backing the norks. Where do you get your information from? They stopped a number of years ago. They got Burma to change by telling them, "try our way and get fabulously rich." Burma did, and now they're expanding like crazy. The Chinese went to Pyongyang and said the same thing, and the norks outright refused. Kim purged the China-supporting members of the nork government.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: 2020 February 10 - Solar Eclipse Over The UAE by EndlessSunflowers in space

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Oh look, an arab and his girlfriend.

Mob kills mother and daughter for allegedly being witches in Kenya by Chipit in news

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You're really crap at arguing. Incuriousity is a terrible trait in humans. People always hate which they do not understand.

Mob kills mother and daughter for allegedly being witches in Kenya by Chipit in news

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It's always the case that hate comes from ignorance. The most hateful people have no idea what it is that they hate, whether it be immigrants, communism, or in this case religion.

Let me guess, to you “Religion” means ISIS and the Westboro Baptist Church? Even if you add abortion clinic bombers, the Crusades, the Salem Witch Trials, and the Spanish Inquisition, we are still talking about a statistically non-existent proportion of, even just the Christian faith, let alone all “religion.”

Religion is an effective way to help people who don't understand that acting in a way beneficial to the community is also beneficial to themselves.

It gives people a sense of comfort and a reason to keep going in a cruel, uncaring world.

The world is a better place if we all act as if God exists.

See how easy that was? And yet you're completely ignorant? Wow, that's just embarrassing. No wonder you're such a bigot.

Plus there's the whole charity thing, which concretely makes the world a better place. Ever heard of the Sacco and Vanzetti hospital? Yeah, exactly.

And if there were no religion, how would internet atheists like yourself find anyone to look down on?

Mob kills mother and daughter for allegedly being witches in Kenya by Chipit in news

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That's not steelmanning, that's strawmanning. Try again. If you really can't think of anything, you're not a good arguer.

If you only know your own side of the argument, you know neither side.

South Park Goes Trending as the Upcoming She Hulk's TV Show Writer Wants to Cancel It. Sure enough, she's Jewish. by Chipit in news

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ahem the workers don't. The government owns the means of production. In the name of the workers, of course.

It turns out workers are too stupid and deplorable to know anything about running businesses. They have to have smart people to do it for them. You leave workers to organize things on their own and what do you get? Donald Trump!

South Park Goes Trending as the Upcoming She Hulk's TV Show Writer Wants to Cancel It. Sure enough, she's Jewish. by Chipit in news

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Nah, mostly you just shut down free speech with violence and hit people over the head with bike locks.

Mob kills mother and daughter for allegedly being witches in Kenya by Chipit in news

[–]Chipit[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

OK, let's try something from the pyramid of debate. What you're doing now is strawmanning: taking the weakest parts of the opponent's argument and pretending that they are the whole. Instead, try steelmanning, which is stating the strongest parts of the opponent's argument.