Chicago's lesbian mayor, Lori Lightfoot, launched a police raid on Sunday on a predominately black church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus shutdown orders • /s/BiblicalSubmission by calmbluejay in WorldNews

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

Uh, did you completely ignore the part where the same mayor approved left-wing mass gatherings?

Where did he bring that up?

Chicago's lesbian mayor, Lori Lightfoot, launched a police raid on Sunday on a predominately black church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus shutdown orders • /s/BiblicalSubmission by calmbluejay in WorldNews

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Insults aren't arguments

And threatening to shoot people because you have to do your church service online isn't standing up for your rights. I gave the guy links to supreme court cases where they ruled that quarantine orders are constitutional. He completely ignored them. I'm all for a discussion but people like that deserve ridicule.

Chicago's lesbian mayor, Lori Lightfoot, launched a police raid on Sunday on a predominately black church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus shutdown orders • /s/BiblicalSubmission by calmbluejay in WorldNews

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Plenty. You can look through my comment history to see some of them. But /r/AmIVeryBadass exists for a reason, and I will always make fun of anyone that fits that profile.

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If you'd like a resume you can hit me up on the backchannels.

Chicago's lesbian mayor, Lori Lightfoot, launched a police raid on Sunday on a predominately black church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus shutdown orders • /s/BiblicalSubmission by calmbluejay in WorldNews

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Sorry, I can't help it. Stupid people annoy me. Self-absorbed people annoy me. This guy established that he is both.

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A few days ago I ran into a young-earth creationist that just casually dismissed the fields of geology and archeology as "myth". I could send him all the science you could ask for starting from the very basics, but do you think that would be anything other than a waste of my time? He's never going to accept it because he has his agenda, and will only listen to information that supports his agenda.

We're not having a debate here, at this point it's just a narc rant.

Chicago's lesbian mayor, Lori Lightfoot, launched a police raid on Sunday on a predominately black church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus shutdown orders • /s/BiblicalSubmission by calmbluejay in WorldNews

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Lol you have zero ability to process new information when it doesn't tell you what you want to hear. I gave you links to articles answering this question that were written by people that actually know what they're talking about, and your response is to put different parts of the same section of the constitution in bold? Like you're the only one that has ever read the constitution or something?

My best guess is that you don't understand that it's the job of the judicial system to interpret the constitution, and that in the event of conflict the Supreme Court has the final say, and that they're usually very good at it. That or else you're just a spoiled manchild that doesn't understand how to take "No." for an answer.

Chicago's lesbian mayor, Lori Lightfoot, launched a police raid on Sunday on a predominately black church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus shutdown orders • /s/BiblicalSubmission by calmbluejay in WorldNews

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Mongbrains that think they understand how to interpret the finer details of the constitution are always amusing. Do you know what common law is? It's a basic principle that you have to understand, particularly with regards to the state of common law when the constitution was written, before you can figure out whether or not something actually is constitutional.

From one article on the topic -

"Richards explained that the colonies frequently practiced isolation in an effort to keep out infectious diseases... They were very deeply enculturated into the society,” Richards said. “There are not many Supreme Court cases directly on the point because the law was so well established that no one would have thought to challenge it.”

But, as implied there are in fact cases dealing with this matter, such as the ones described in this other article on the topic

"The most significant early decision from the U.S. Supreme Court to mention the state power to quarantine occurs in an 1824 case known as Gibbons v. Ogden. Considered a landmark decision on the federal power to regulate commerce on the interstate waters, Chief Justice John Marshall — our greatest chief justice; the competition is only for second — explained that one of the powers the state possessed was the power to quarantine.

This was not controversial; as Marshall put it, the power to quarantine was seen as a power “flowing from the acknowledged power of a State to provide for the health of its citizens.”

He then goes on to list other cases, which also affirm this. All you had to do was a simple google search and you could have gotten a correct answer to this question. Yes, during a pandemic the state can ban activities that would normally be constitutionally protected. But hey maybe if you write a letter to Justice Kennedy that you've noticed this "right to peaceably assemble" passage that the other Supreme Court justices seemed to have missed, he'll look into it.

Chicago's lesbian mayor, Lori Lightfoot, launched a police raid on Sunday on a predominately black church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus shutdown orders • /s/BiblicalSubmission by calmbluejay in WorldNews

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Thinking public gatherings being limited because of a fucking pandemic is actual tyranny

No, they gave us the right to bear arms to keep the country free of actual tyranny. You're apparently too self-absorbed to care about how your actions will end up hurting other people, but selfishness certainly doesn't make your position morally right.

Chicago's lesbian mayor, Lori Lightfoot, launched a police raid on Sunday on a predominately black church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus shutdown orders • /s/BiblicalSubmission by calmbluejay in WorldNews

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Apparently my understanding of basic was wrong. I thought it was supposed to mean "someone that thinks they're all that but really isn't anything special", but most of the UrbanDictionary definitions are about having unoriginal and boring tastes and interests.

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The virus was never going to disappear by locking down.

That you think I was saying that it would is an invention of your own imagination. Accusing me of lying over something I never said is particularly obnoxious.

Hospitals getting overwhelmed (and thus increasing fatality rates) are an obvious consequence of ending the shutdowns with most people still not infected.

It will remain that way until a sufficient number of people become immune to where we have "herd immunity", or we find an effective way to fight the virus.

Chicago's lesbian mayor, Lori Lightfoot, launched a police raid on Sunday on a predominately black church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus shutdown orders • /s/BiblicalSubmission by calmbluejay in WorldNews

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Yeah, that's the way to approach this. Pastor has to limit himself to webcasts for a while? Lets just start murdering people.

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The fact that the virus was (and is) still around is what kept it going.

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43 states issued lockdown orders (and some of the cities in the few states that didn't also issued their own lockdown orders). A good chunk of those states are dominated by Republican politicians. Do you honestly mean to tell me that you think the majority of Republicans also have it out for Trump?

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We don't know how the next 90 days will go, and they're throwing everything they've got at the wall. I mean, they just obliterated the economy to hurt Trump's reelection chances.

Shutdowns weren't about hurting Trump, they were about slowing the spread of COVID-19. You can argue that for them hurting Trump was a bonus, but if this were really political, you wouldn't have had most red states also instituting lockdowns.

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Committing the fraud would be the dirty trick. I've seen Trump whining about possible election fraud on social media and my assumption was this comic was supposed to support that argument. I was responding by saying there's no reason to think the Biden team would try to pull something like that anyways. The question of whether they would even try something like that aside, there is zero need to if Biden goes into the elections with a large lead in the polls like this, as he's going to win anyways.

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Why are you guys making a big stink about mail-in voting when Trump is 8+ points behind in the polls? You don't need any dirty tricks to win when you're actually ahead.

Why The PCR Test Is The Key To The Illusion Of COVID Data (16:00) ~ The Last American Vagabond by JasonCarswell in Illusions

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This video is founded on a piece of fake news. The guy is reading this first article talking about how the inventor said that the method was not appropriate to detect a virus, but the inventor never said that. The actual quote is from someone else. Furthermore, the guy they were actually quoting just said that the test can't detect viral load.

US Anti-Mask Conservatives are Motivated by Irrational Ignorant Machismo by Leo_Littlebook in politics

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Masks reduce spread, it's just that politicians care more about their political careers than they do the health of their constituents.

There's a hairy constitutional rights question here, because even though there is supreme court precedent establishing that measures that curb individual rights can be imposed in certain circumstances, you are still arresting protesters, and you're going to be smeared as someone that doesn't care about minorities and is part of "the system".

Fair or not, the reason the protesters got a pass is because they have political clout. But I would disagree if you're saying that the evidence doesn't point to masks reducing the spread of COVID-19.

WAAAH! Why wont anyone believe how special I am? by artetolife in LGBDropTheT

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I am semi-bisexual. Or also just straight.

Unpopular opinion: parts of third-wave feminism directly led to the rise of trans ideology by Aureus in politics

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There is something to address with most of the rest of what you've posted, but I'm baffled as to why you're including interracial crime stats. Do you think a non-racist is only supposed to rob people of their own race or something?

Furthermore, what you quoted me saying doesn't imply that I don't think racists or examples of racism still exist, yet you seem to be responding as if it does.

But back to the main point, you can't get elected as an openly racist person, and could lose your job if you get outed as a racist, etc. There are narrow exceptions, as there are pockets (left leaning web news outlets and maybe the San Francisco political sphere) where you could be anti-white. But posting a bunch of headlines all from the same outlet kind of proves the point here: you can only get away with it in a few small circles. The polling about people's perception of race relations tells a story, which is that people were optimistic when Obama got elected, and less so as smartphones became commonplace and videos of people being racist would go viral. But that perception doesn't match reality. Will Smith said it best: "Racism isn't getting worse. It's getting filmed."

Unpopular opinion: parts of third-wave feminism directly led to the rise of trans ideology by Aureus in politics

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According to Blanchard, before people started blindly swallowing the trans kool-aid a lot of AGPs would "cope" by wearing women's panties to work or something along those lines. Another behavior, which is still common, is to secretly raid your female family member's wardrobe to try on.

Jenner's step-daughter (one of the Kardashian kids who didn't get famous from a sex tape, I forget which one) caught him trying on her panties when she was a teenager. Bruce told her she needed to keep it a secret for "the good of the family" or something like that, and when she did eventually talk about it Bruce claimed that she made it up for attention or something like that.

I can't speak to the Wakowskis but Jenner is totally an AGP.

Unpopular opinion: parts of third-wave feminism directly led to the rise of trans ideology by Aureus in politics

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You're not going to get everything you want, because America as a whole has moved beyond racism. But nothing is stopping a group of like-minded racists from choosing to all live in the same area and only voluntarily associate with other white people.

Unpopular opinion: parts of third-wave feminism directly led to the rise of trans ideology by Aureus in politics

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If their sub doesn't appear on any of your feeds until you opt-in, then what's the problem with having a sub with rules?

Unpopular opinion: parts of third-wave feminism directly led to the rise of trans ideology by Aureus in politics

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Feminists need to turn their energies to places where women need help not superiority.

You mean like how women are losing bathrooms and locker rooms? Or how lesbians are being coerced and shamed into sleeping with men?

Unpopular opinion: parts of third-wave feminism directly led to the rise of trans ideology by Aureus in politics

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That's why I'm both compassionate and analytical enough to see the ~value~ need for balkanization.

Just move somewhere racist and dominated by white people if you want to live with white people that agree with you. Those places still exist you know. There's nothing compassionate, or practical, about uprooting whole swaths of the country to fix a problem most people don't have. This is not a national problem, this is a you problem.

Unpopular opinion: parts of third-wave feminism directly led to the rise of trans ideology by Aureus in politics

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Yeah I agree fetishism is just the most common one IMO. Second most common is probably the desire to be a "gender special" so you can feel oppressed.

Unpopular opinion: parts of third-wave feminism directly led to the rise of trans ideology by Aureus in politics

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Remember that there is a large radfem presence on the site now, and this is a thread on the front page that is blaming feminists for the problem of trans activism. This is a departure from the popular view that TRAs exist because men are privileged because of patriarchy.

I doubt there was any coordination, it's more likely that any radfem reading this upvoted because it tries to turn it back around and say men are the problem. And those same radfems are unlikely to know enough about MMA to have caught this nonsense.

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Men succeed more because they choose more violent methods.

I think it would be more accurate to say it's because they use more effective methods. Sometimes a suicide attempt is a cry for help, and sometimes it's because you actually want to die. Men succeed more because they're actually trying to kill themselves, women attempt (and use known unreliable methods) more because it's often a cry for help rather than a genuine desire to die.

Unpopular opinion: parts of third-wave feminism directly led to the rise of trans ideology by Aureus in politics

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Where is the motivation to transition coming from for them? Where is the body dysphoria coming from? Do they even have body dysphoria?

Not sure if you were just being rhetorical here, but for the men the motivation to transition is largely fetishistic in nature, and it's called autogynephilia.

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And the fact that this meta-analysis didn't bring up the very few positives of diversity doesn't make anything stated in the meta-analysis less true whether you like it or not.

But it does make any conclusions you would draw from this less correct. The goal of any real scientific endeavor is objective truth. A real meta-analysis, or meta-study, is useful because it takes all available evidence (or a slice that is as representative as possible when the sheer volume of work becomes an unreasonably large undertaking) and steps back to try to find the consensus. Again, all of this is in search of objective truth.

But that isn't what your friend is doing. He's just picking quotes from works where those pieces in isolation seem to support his agenda.

Speaking of agenda, you're making this much easier by being honest about yours

"So your community is rat-infested, filled with gang-bangers, and blacks are coming to your house to steal what dey deserve n sheit. But we get more "creativity""

Time and time again when arguing with white nationalists the open contempt for minorities eventually comes out.

"The only reason that Jews are in pornography is that we think that Christ sucks. Catholicism sucks. We don't believe in authoritarianism." - Al Goldstein by weiB in quotes

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instead of how to put stuff up their butt.

Are you against sex education generally, or just when it's focused on gay people?

The Truth About Hydroxychloroquine by FediNetizen in videos

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An Emergency Use Authorization was granted by the FDA all the way back in March. It was rescinded about 2 months later after it was found to be ineffective at fighting COVID-19. You can find plenty of anecdotal evidence and small trials claiming it works, but most evidence indicates that it doesn't.

"The only reason that Jews are in pornography is that we think that Christ sucks. Catholicism sucks. We don't believe in authoritarianism." - Al Goldstein by weiB in quotes

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"By "authoritarianism" he means his host nation."

No he means the legally-enforced (i.e. authoritarian) socially conservative culture that existed in the years leading up to this interview. Remember when swearing was such a big deal, gay people didn't have equal rights, we were teaching creationism in schools, etc.?

Edit: Definitely should have also mentioned the same culture would try to outlaw pornography. Eventually those effort failed on 1st amendment grounds, but that didn't stop the conservatives from trying.

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This isn't "what the science says", this is an essay written by a guy that quotes news articles and studies he's selected to make the argument that diversity is a bad thing. The studies themselves often don't support the broad sweeping statements he makes here, though, and in some cases even contradicts them.

For instance, he takes a computer simulation and uses that to make the argument that diversity is incompatible with strong communities. He also selectively pulls quotes from studies that don't overall agree with what he's claiming. For instance, he took a paper that argues that there are short-term disadvantages but long-term advantages to diverse communities, and only pulled quotes from the sections on short-term disadvantages while neglecting to cover the advantages. This is pretty hilarious, because an article from 13 years ago predicted people like him would do just that:

"Putnam’s results will play handily to those conservatives who believe that self-segregation works with, rather than against, “the grain of human nature.” We hear this kind of argument in apologetics for “a conservatism comfortable with materialist self-interest.” These same conservatives will likely pass over in silence those sections of the article that review the many benefits of increased immigration and diversity, among them: greater creativity; better, faster problem-solving; and more rapid economic growth, among others. Putnam never argues that diversity is, on balance, a bad thing."

Pretending that this anon's essay is "what the science says" may be comforting to a racist living in a world where most people don't like racists, but at the end of the day it's mainly a list of cherry-picked quotes.

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A balkanization of the United States based on both race and political affiliation. It's become clear that the differences between our sides is irreconcilable.

It's only a small minority of people that finds being around people of different races and political ideologies so stressful that they feel the need to do something about it. America has been a cultural melting pot for 100 years now, and at the same time one of the most successful countries. Don't assume the rest of the country shares your fragility.

The Truth About Hydroxychloroquine by FediNetizen in videos

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"Racism"

I believe the word you were looking for was "roast".

The Truth About Hydroxychloroquine by FediNetizen in videos

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Well then I think you missed the good part where he listed some of the batshit claims she has made in the past which discredits her authority to speak as a medical expert.

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No, I was just giving examples of the types of fucked up comments you can find on TerfIsASlur.com

Transgender woman arrested accused of sexually assaulting teen in Walmart bathroom... This never happens. by GConly in GenderCritical

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That's a good point. I was only thinking about the homosexuality.

Transgender woman arrested accused of sexually assaulting teen in Walmart bathroom... This never happens. by GConly in GenderCritical

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Why do you say that? He's a man, the victim was a boy. Nothing says that HSTSs can't be fat and ugly.

Facebook censors hydroxychloroquine praise, even in countries where it's an official treatment by scrubking in politics

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"Proven"

Oh really? Why don't you go fetch the results of the largest patient trials and report back with what they say? Because I already have, and of the biggest 3, 2 reported it didn't help and one reported that it might, but the data was questionable. Fatality rates for those who took neither of the tested drugs were a lot higher than the national average for admitted patients; the fatality rates for those who took the drugs was pretty close to the national average. It's believed that some of the ones who ended up not getting any medication were "chosen" because they already had a bad prognosis going in.

That would explain why NYC announced they would try HCQ starting in late March but ended the practice in early May, because they also found it didn't help. You know...NYC...that huge city that got hit hard and has had 25,000 people die from it so far.

And it's the same story when used as a prophylactic. There are only 2 completed studies that have tested the efficacy of HCQ as a prophylactic against COVID-19, and the results for both showed no effect.

But hey, what do I know, I only bothered to actually find and read the studies.

r/worldnews manipulating Ghislaine Maxwell news - Post with spelling mistake in name slips past auto-downvote bots and filters, gets 40k upvotes before being manually deleted by [deleted] in conspiracy

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I've never said that every detail in the case should be posted on worldnews.

Yet you're acting like there's a conspiracy that there isn't more Ghislaine Maxwell content on worldnews.

The reason there isn't any, is because it was bullshit from the start. There are much more appropriate subreddits to post that in.

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It's not censorship, though. Most things aren't world news. Every little particular about the development of her criminal case certainly isn't world news.

Facebook censors hydroxychloroquine praise, even in countries where it's an official treatment by scrubking in politics

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Is it alright if I throw this comment back at you in a few months when this turns out to have never happened because HCQ is in fact ineffective at fighting COVID-19?

I came out as *le Tervenclaw* to a very close person... by AdmiralPangolin in GenderCritical

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She's stopped communicating because your friend is neurotic and values politics more than your friendship. I know it sucks, but if they're dumping you over political disagreements then they didn't value your friendship much anyways.

Excellent article on cancel culture in general, specifically lending insight to how the TRA crowd has come to dominate academia in biological science by upcomingDaddy in LGBDropTheT

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Way too many cowards that don't understand the fundamental principles of academia. The people that need to be booted out are the crybullies, not the ones investigating controversial topics.

DC Rebrands Wonder Woman As Wonder Person Who Menstruates by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Babylon Bee is amazing. Seriously, it's so good.

"Is it okay for me to be a lesbian and not like penises" (Actuallesbians) by oofreesouloo in LGBDropTheT

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It's like the old days when straight men would try to sleep with lesbians, except even worse because somehow they've convinced the lesbians that not wanting to sleep with them means they're bad people.

"Is it okay for me to be a lesbian and not like penises" (Actuallesbians) by oofreesouloo in LGBDropTheT

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EDIT 3: THEY ARE DELETING ALL THE BAD COMMENTS

This is like the reverse of when that MTF was on some trans subreddit talking about how happy he was that he was able to walk around a woman's locker room naked and no one confronted him about his penis. He even specifically mentioned that he got dirty looks "but no one said anything".

There were actually comments from trans people saying this wasn't OK and would hurt trans acceptance, but they were being deleted. This was a couple years ago when the Gender Critical movement wasn't nearly as big, and they still apparently felt like they were unquestionable.

Now the backlash is growing, and they know it, and they know that people are watching these subs, so now mods are trying to hide that entitled trans perverts are a thing.

Helpful tips for Linux users to avoid transmitting COVID-19 by FediNetizen in Linux

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RMS is the toe-fungus-eating parallel to Orson Scott Card or some other figure whose life work is commendable but whose character is questionable.

We all have rights. A badly made comic. by BigFatRetard in politics

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Believing that we have a police brutality problem doesn't mean you have to believe that rioting is OK. You can oppose the BLM movement, and rioting, and still think that the police need reform. You can also believe that cops aren't racist, and still think we need reform.

And for the record, I don't like BLM, and I don't think cops are racist either. I think Derek Chauvin casually killed that guy because he assumed there would be no real consequences, not because Floyd was black.

I believe that there should be consequences for shooting a 10-year-old while trying to pointlessly kill a harmless dog. I also believe there should be consequences for throwing a mother into the pavement over a minor dispute that didn't need any escalation. I also believe that 4th Amendment protections are important, so threatening a doctor's secretary to hand over medical records that you don't have a warrant for should also have consequences.

This isn't a "police vs. BLM" question. That's a false dichotomy. Being in favor of police reform doesn't mean you support rioting or BLM.

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You're just doing the same revisionism shit here. I asked if you were saying that genetics was the only major factor, you confirmed that was what you were saying. Now you concede that

The circumstances of your upbringing certainly do matter, just not as much.

Glad you've finally found your way out of fantasy land. Before you were claiming that these things didn't matter in any real way, now you acknowledge that they do. I don't feel like arguing percentages with you, because the primary objective - which was to get you to realize your head was stuffed up your ass - has been accomplished.

We all have rights. A badly made comic. by BigFatRetard in politics

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So because rioters exist, you don't think there's a police brutality problem? I don't understand you logic here.

Helpful tips for Linux users to avoid transmitting COVID-19 by FediNetizen in Linux

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Personally, I would just accept that there is a video of RMS eating foot fungus or some other gunk while being interviewed by a university class, and leave it at that.

The alternative is you get visual confirmation that there is a video of RMS eating foot fungus or some other gunk while being interviewed by a university class.

We all have rights. A badly made comic. by BigFatRetard in politics

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Calling this a comic is a stretch. It's really more of a political meme that compiles the bad behavior of the people that have done terrible things in response to the George Floyd killing.

I hope they are caught and convicted. This stuff is criminal, and undermines the movement, which was started because our police situation in this country is so fucked that a cop figured he could kill a guy on camera without any consequences. And he had reason to believe this, because he had like 11 prior police brutality complaints filed against him, with no consequences.

What Derek Chauvin did was also terrible.

Helpful tips for Linux users to avoid transmitting COVID-19 by FediNetizen in Linux

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Why would you do this to yourself? You have nothing to gain and everything in your stomach to lose.

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From the beginning, what I said is that racial differences only account for a minority of difference in life outcomes. The guy I was replying to said "races do exist, and there is an intelligence gap between the races".

I replied to that saying that those differences only account for a minority of the disparity in outcomes.

You replied to that saying that genetics is everything. You did switch from "race" to "genetics" here, but if genetics is everything, then by extension, disparities in life outcomes among races are explained almost entirely by genetics, as that is what determines the differences between races.

I even asked for clarification, citing a number of socioeconomic factors, asking if instead what you were saying was "whether you were black or not" was what really mattered. You replied simply, "yes".

I will throw you a bone here and say you didn't actually read it that closely, so you didn't realize that I asked specifically if you believed the science said this was a racial issue. Honestly, I have no problems doing this, because it's clear you don't read anything that closely. Every link you've posted only establishes that genetics matter. Neither of them claim that genetics are even "mostly" what matter.

You never had any basis to claim that anyone who disagreed with you was living in a faith-based fantasy land. When you affirmed that you believed that socioeconomics didn't matter, you really just affirmed that you're the one living in a fantasy land, because the circumstances of your upbringing do in fact matter.

"Is it okay for me to be a lesbian and not like penises" (Actuallesbians) by oofreesouloo in LGBDropTheT

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Honestly just being told to get therapy is plenty. That is literal advocacy for conversion therapy because of your sexuality.

r/worldnews manipulating Ghislaine Maxwell news - Post with spelling mistake in name slips past auto-downvote bots and filters, gets 40k upvotes before being manually deleted by [deleted] in conspiracy

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Lots of twitter users do this. Twitter's search functionality is quite powerful, but most people only search for literal text results, so if people are talking about to tweet something spicy that might break the twitter rules, they'll replace some of the characters. So instead of saying "I'd fucking love to kill some terfs", they'll say "I'd fucking love to k*ll some t*rfs" or something along those lines.

Helpful tips for Linux users to avoid transmitting COVID-19 by FediNetizen in Linux

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I wish I could forget that video exists. I stopped watching it after a few seconds because I can't stomach that kind of stuff.

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I am aware that genetics plays a factor in life outcomes, and I am also aware that there are genetic disparities between races that will lead to some disparity in life outcomes on average. But his claim was that socioeconomics doesn't matter, and that anyone that believed differently was living in some leftist faith-based fantasy land. That claim was absurd, and what I was trying to disprove.

Would the mods consider closing this sub? by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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I do wish there were instead an option where users could decide if they want to see censoring subs on /r/all or not.

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Still waiting for the paper that explains your very-science-based view that race is the only thing that really matters, which you won't produce, because it doesn't exist, because the claim that socioeconomics doesn't matter is just wrong.

Fierce Starlink Competition is coming: Amazon to invest over $10 billion in its own satellite internet network by FediNetizen in technology

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You can't beat the speed of light in a vacuum, and you're only passing through about a few 10s of km of atmosphere before you're basically in a vacuum. By contrast, in a fiber cable light is at about a constant ~0.7c. You've got a headstart because you don't need to bounce up to to the satellite first, but even if you had a single cable that circumnavigates the globe in a straight line, you'll still get there faster if your signal is traveling in space, purely because your light is going about 40% faster.

Fierce Starlink Competition is coming: Amazon to invest over $10 billion in its own satellite internet network by FediNetizen in technology

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The speed of light is the speed of light. There is no advantages in terms of that.

Anyway the reason for the less latency is a shorter distance. Not any variation in the speed of light.

Come on, man. Are you seriously not aware that the speed of light is dependent on the medium it's traveling through?

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Usually the simplest answer is the more correct answer

So your response here is that because socioeconomics is complicated and multi-dimensional, it must be racial differences that explain everything? Because race is easier for you to understand?

Now you reply with an article, that isn't about race, as evidence that racial differences are the only real factor in differences in life outcomes, when all the article talks about is the fact that genetics in general do play a factor, something which is actually well-established, and not what I was arguing against.

We are now deep into Dunning-Kruger territory here. Why don't we take a look at an actual paper that actually explores the question of how your socioeconomic realities growing up play into life outcomes, shall we?

This is "Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States: An Intergenerational Perspective". Using a huge dataset, they examine the question of how a large variety of socioeconomic factors from one's childhood affect their life outcomes as adults. This includes things like the household income of the parents, whether the father was present at the home, whether the family ever had to move and at what age, etc.

Now I first stumbled across this paper about a year ago, and I found it quite interesting. But what I find interesting now is that I definitely remembered correctly when I came away with the impression that with just one factor, the income of your parents, you can observe a disparity which far exceeds the racial gap. Except now I've got you telling me not only that socioeconomics doesn't matter, but that your claim is supported by science and anyone who claims otherwise is...what was it again..."promoting a non-scientific faith-based belief system".

Now looking at this paper, and contrasting that your claims, I have to come to one of two conclusions:

1) This paper is fake, written by liberal professors who generated phony data so they could make an argument not supported by science

2) Socioeconomic factors do indeed play a significant role in shaping a child's development, and you are just a racist who has deluded yourself into believing that your position is supported by science.

Which conclusion do you think I came to, Zahn?

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Environment plays a minor role, and those gullible enough to of been led to believe otherwise are complicit in promoting a non scientific faith based belief system

So just to be clear here, you believe that if I grow up in a single-parent household, that almost doesn't matter? Or if I grow up poor, that almost doesn't matter? Or if my neighborhood has 5x the rate of violent crime you'd find in a middle class suburb, that almost doesn't matter?

What I need to believe is that none of these things really matter, and what really matters is whether or not I'm black, and if I don't I am complicit in promoting a non-scientific faith-based belief system?

Would the mods consider closing this sub? by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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we need a centralized hub to start growing again

But if you give people the options: join a site that is only about GC Feminism, or don't participate at all, then you'll lose a lot of people that also have other interests. The appeal with Reddit was that you could follow all your hobbies and interests, not just GC Feminism.

r/worldnews manipulating Ghislaine Maxwell news - Post with spelling mistake in name slips past auto-downvote bots and filters, gets 40k upvotes before being manually deleted by [deleted] in conspiracy

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worldnews manipulating Ghislaine Maxwell news

They're allowed to set their own standards for what is considered "world news", you know.

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Because socioeconomics (and for African-Americans a long history of racism as well) explains the majority of the gap, not racial differences. Just because some racial differences exist doesn't mean they suddenly explain everything.

Fierce Starlink Competition is coming: Amazon to invest over $10 billion in its own satellite internet network by FediNetizen in technology

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To explain for those that don't follow this stuff, for a few years now SpaceX has been working on building a giant constellation of several thousand satellites in LEO (Low Earth Orbit) to provide much faster and lower-latency (and hopefully lower cost) internet than is currently available.

The way legacy satellite services work is you have a few massive satellites parked in a geostationary orbit (about 36,000 km, or about 22,000 miles). This limits bandwidth, and also adds about a quarter of a second of round-trip latency because of how far the signal has to travel.

By having many satellites at very low (~1000 km) orbits that each only deal with a small area at a time, you have much more available bandwidth, and also you can achieve latencies pretty close to what you get with land service, or even faster for data that is being fetched from the other side of the world due to the speed advantage of light traveling in a vacuum vs light traveling in a fiber cable.

Now, it looks like Amazon is getting into this game. This is going to be great for the consumer because there will be more price competition.

Just to be clear, despite what some might claim, there are still bandwidth limitations, and this isn't going to be providing internet to everybody, mostly just the more rural areas where broadband internet options are limited or nonexistent.

/r/ContraPoints mods banning an/r/ContraPoints user for arguing in favour of biological realism by ISaidWhatISaid in ContraPoints

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What did the actual comment say, though?

This is America after all by FediNetizen in Coronavirus

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When you can't work or buy food in any store. You're consent is being mandated

Hint: I know what I just said.

I'm not sure that you do. It's "Your". "Your" consent is being mandated, not "You are" consent is being mandated. Also you needed a comma before that, not a period; "your consent is being mandated" was the apodosis to the protasis "When you can't work or buy food in any store". It doesn't make any sense as separate sentences.

However, the main problem here is that the claim is simply wrong. Your consent isn't being manufactured, by definition it can't be mandated, and no one needs your permission or consent here.

This is America after all by FediNetizen in Coronavirus

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Is every form of persuasion manufactured consent to you, even when it's entirely straightforward? The whole idea behind Chomsky's book of the same name was that the press would collude with the government behind the scenes to manufacture a narrative. This is just a business owner telling you that rights go both ways.

Freedom of speech by x0x7 in videos

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That punishment is disturbing. I was just listening to a Count Dankula video where he mentioned knife crime laws in the UK, and just like the context of her post not being taken into account, you can be arrested and charged for having a knife on you, even when you're hunting or camping or doing something where it should be perfectly reasonable to want to have a knife.

More censorship on /r/ContraPoints: the mods even censored a post innocently asking what film gear is used to make the Youtube videos by ISaidWhatISaid in ContraPoints

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Either there's something wrong with that first tweet link or it was just recently deleted.

Instead of someone inspiring for VP, Biden picked a cop by FediNetizen in WayOfTheBern

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Feel free to delete if not appropriate. I never had much hope that Bernie would get the VP slot, but I was really hoping it wouldn't be Kamala Harris.

Politico accidentally releases article early announcing Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's VP pick by FediNetizen in politics

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Kyle's title makes it sound like a question but the evidence he presents seems cut and dry. The article included a quote from Biden about it, and the Biden team has a lot of friends in the media.

Why doesn't Trump fire Fauci? by fschmidt in Coronavirus

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You want to walk that back?

No, no I do not. Congratulations on your wikipedia discovery, but the possibility of injury doesn't mean ventilators are killing people. They were already dead without the ventilators anyways. The ventilator is just a last-ditch attempt to save their life.

"No Active Warrants" by FediNetizen in PoliceMisconduct

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Honestly doesn't matter if he ever had warrants. It's like when people point out that George Floyd had a criminal record. It doesn't change the fact that he was killed by a cop.

Well, well, well... by fijupanda in GenderCritical

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Actually there was a "study" that tried to prove this, but what the guy did is took one of Blanchard's surveys used to gauge AGP and changed the wording around so it applied to females. Except in doing that it also changed the meaning of a lot of the questions, which invalidates the results.

Taken from here

Moser (2009) reported the responses of 29 female hospital employees to his Female Autogynephilia Scale, which used items modified from scales originally devised by Blanchard (1985, 1989b) to measure autogynephilia and related traits (Lawrence, 2010b). About half of respondents reported at least occasional "autogynephilic" arousal. But Moser modified Blanchard's original language on the advice of female colleagues and friends, to better investigate the specifics of their self-reported arousal or to provide "needed context" (Moser, 2010a, p. 694). Consequently, Moser's modified items arguably did not adequately distinguish between being aroused by wearing sexy clothing or by imagining that a potential romantic partner finds one attractive — which natal women apparently do experience — and being aroused simply by the idea that one is wearing women's clothing or has a woman's body — which natal women probably rarely if ever experience (Lawrence, 2010b). Moser (2009) conceded that "It is possible that autogynephilia among MTFs and natal women are different phenomena and the present inventories lack the sophistication to distinguish these differences" (p. 544). Lawrence (2010b) argued that this was probable, on the grounds that Moser's items "fail[ed] to adequately assess the essential element of autogynephilia — sexual arousal simply to the thought of being a female" (p. 3).

Why doesn't Trump fire Fauci? by fschmidt in Coronavirus

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Lol he didn't deny the small penis, either.

Big Pharma, Big Tech and Big Media are waging an all-out WAR against humanity, and their goal is to mass murder as many human beings as possible before they are stopped by christnmusicreleases in conspiracy

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We used to live a lot older pre-deluvian

You mean about 6,000-10,000 years ago, when your source material tells you the earth was created and when there were supposedly only 2 people in existence?

Weird, because I thought there was a wide body of science that established that the earth was billions of years old, and modern humans were at least a couple hundred thousand years old, and certainly didn't come from 2 people out of nowhere, but rather through a slow process of evolution.

Now knowing that you're a young-earth creationist that rejects modern science, that explains why you rejected all those massive HCQ efficacy studies without even trying to explain why. You are practiced in the habit of rejecting information that doesn't fit with your worldview, without regard to its merit.

Why doesn't Trump fire Fauci? by fschmidt in Coronavirus

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From the link I sent you "Although not yet published, the top-line results of no difference between the two arms was reported in Science journal online."

I Don't Fail To Sex My Man Whenever He's Around - Star Shugatiti Blows Hot by Ifeanyiwrite in WorldNews

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How the fuck is this "world news"?

Experts Warn of Massive Gulf Tsunamis... were the biblical floods talked about in religions and cultures around the world...tsunamis? by iraelmossadreddit in conspiracy

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oh, right, slight mistranslation.

"It tsunami-ed for 40 days and 40 nights"

Why doesn't Trump fire Fauci? by fschmidt in Coronavirus

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I suspect you didn't really read this, otherwise that last paragraph should have given you pause.

This was the very first trial completed which observed the efficacy of HCQ as a prophylactic. As mentioned, like all studies there are always shortcomings, but that doesn't mean that the results are wrong, just that the door is still open for further investigation.

With that being said, any physician that is speaking to you as a medical expert is going to base his guidance on the scientific data available. And if you had gone to the website mentioned in the article, you could have checked to see how many completed trials that test HCQ for prophylaxis. The answer is 2, and the other one had ~2300 patients and also ended up with the same result. Any doctor worth his salt would tell you the same thing, because the only studies that exist show no effect.

Why doesn't Trump fire Fauci? by fschmidt in Coronavirus

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Lol, even my patience has its limits. This person broke me

Why doesn't Trump fire Fauci? by fschmidt in Coronavirus

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Come on, they're all patient trials. To be a patient you have to have been hospitalized. So the answer to your question is no.

That being said, trials have also been done on that. Here's an article on that

Youtube thinks i'm black. by iraelmossadreddit in whatever

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No, they're spamming everyone with this crap. That's why it's labelled featured.