Tulsi Gabbard: The Media Is Ignoring Me by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern

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“We know this country is hungry for Tulsi’s message and her kick-ass, balls-to-the-wall, take-no-prisoners approach to speaking truth to power — no matter the cost to her politically,” the email says.

So many buzzwords that don't actually say anything about her.

A question. What would everyone like to see libertarian community online & what are your thoughts on the successes/failures of other libertarian communities online specifically on Reddit? by Capitalism_is_Magic in Ludwig_von_Mises

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I've always said I am a lowercase L libertarian and not an uppercase L libertarian. I like libertarian ideals, but the Libertarian party is, by and large, nuts. There are too many fringe groups that seemingly speak for the entire group. You wind up with people arguing for pedophilia and that everything should be made legal and other nonsense that won't work in the real world.

I think that's why so few people take libertarian communities seriously. You wind up with the kooks and lunatics crafting the message (at least the most audible message) and that turns a lot of people off. You can't build a coalition when you're alienating the vast majority of people out there.

Terror attack in Sri Lanka, 8 bombs, 200+ dead by Black in news

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The man is an avowed conspiracy theorist and thinks every major terrorist attack around the world is some form of government psyop. Don't pay him any mind.

Seems like a good idea: Tax Corporations on the profits they report to shareholders by wendolynne in politics

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Suddenly, every business becomes a non-profit.

Not long after I commented that I blocked Gallowboob and a number of other power users/mods and it's made my reddit experience better and more authentic, I received this message. by cmdrrockawesome in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Unfortunately, no. As far as I know, blocking someone on reddit just means you can't see their posts. They can still see yours.

Not long after I commented that I blocked Gallowboob and a number of other power users/mods and it's made my reddit experience better and more authentic, I received this message. by cmdrrockawesome in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Yeah. I particularly liked the "Failed basic IQ test" message. And he only banned me from his user page. I never go to people's user pages.

Detroit argues police officers have the right to kill unlicensed dogs by dcjogger in news

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Not that I agree with their rationale, but think about it this way. If your unlicensed dog gets out and is picked up by local municipal or county animal services, you will have to pay to have it licensed before they release it back to you. If you refuse to pay and animal services keeps the dog, they will eventually either adopt it out or put it down. That's no different than what the police do.

It's an interesting thought experiment -- unlicensed dogs are contraband.

The petition goes on to compare Smith’s unlicensed possession of the dogs to that of “heroin...moonshine whiskey...and sawed-off shotguns.” The City’s petition puts it bluntly: “Under Michigan law, possession of an unlicensed dog is contraband per se...”

I, for one, believe most cops need better training when it comes to interacting with animals in general and dogs in particular. I was a delivery driver for over a decade. I dealt with plenty of dogs. Some were aggressive, most were not. Knowing how to deal with them can mean the difference between deescalating a situation and potentially killing a family pet.

But we all know how good most cops are at deescalation, don't we?

Boston Globe writer urges waiters to ‘tamper’ with food of Republicans by useless_aether in news

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“Absolute brain genius move by the Globe to edit my story three times then take it down altogether and put up a note saying I’m not on staff instead of perhaps standing by a long time contributor and siding with labor instead of bad faith critics who would hate them no matter what,” O’Neil said on Twitter.

He added: “I will never write for them again.

Of that, my man, there is no question.

US has been downgraded to a 'flawed democracy' by dcjogger in politics

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This story is from 2017, reflecting calendar year 2016. This apparently stems from the average citizen's distrust of government, among other things.

As a reference point, other countries that qualify as "flawed democracies" and have similar scores on the EIU metrics as the US include Japan, Italy, France, South Korea, Israel, Estonia, India, and Chile.

Texas Bill Would Require Safety Studies for Vaccines by useless_aether in politics

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If not the CDC, whom do you trust?

New York City attempts to forcibly vaccinate orthodox Jews by d3rr in politics

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Shit dawg. I wish someone were paying me.

Avenatti Accused of Hiding $4M Settlement from ‘Mentally Ill Paraplegic’ Client, Faces Up to 335 Years in Prison by useless_aether in news

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Nice copypasta. What does it have to do with the article?

“There are 6,000,000 living, bleeding, suffering arguments in favor of Zionism.” - Rabbi Wise Alright, I guess I understand the argument here, although he said living, not dead. But oh wait, one more tiny detail. This statement was made in 1900. Oops. by Jesus in conspiracy

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People are voting for it because anti-Semitism is enjoying a comeback in Europe and America. Any article that calls the Holocaust into question or debases Jews in any way is like honey to these people.

“There are 6,000,000 living, bleeding, suffering arguments in favor of Zionism.” - Rabbi Wise Alright, I guess I understand the argument here, although he said living, not dead. But oh wait, one more tiny detail. This statement was made in 1900. Oops. by Jesus in conspiracy

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This is completely disingenuous and taken out of context. Post the whole damn article when you do this nonsense. For those who care, the full article is here.

The article relates speeches given in 1900 in support of the re-establishment of a Jewish state by various Jewish leaders. The quote in question is as follows:

There are 6,000,000 living, bleeding, suffering arguments in favor of Zionism. They come not to beg, but to ask for that which is higher than all material things. They seek to have satisfied the unquenchable thirst after the ideal. They ask to become once again the messengers of right, justice, and humanity.

He's likely referencing the 5,000,000 or so Jews that were being persecuted in Russia and eastern Europe at the time. Numbers are used in hyperbole all the time to convey a message and argue a point. I don't see what the issue is.

Oh wait. It's that 6,000,000 Jews died in the Holocaust. That's what the connection is, right? Are you a Holocaust denier now too? In addition to everything else?

New York City attempts to forcibly vaccinate orthodox Jews by d3rr in politics

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We need a new plague.

New York City attempts to forcibly vaccinate orthodox Jews by d3rr in politics

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Well, 1. I'm not a politician, but 2. I would absolutely introduce a bill like that if I were.

New York City attempts to forcibly vaccinate orthodox Jews by d3rr in politics

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Happens all the time in law enforcement and it's 100% legal (well, most of the time). I'm ok with governments at any level passing laws to ensure people get vaccinated.

New York City attempts to forcibly vaccinate orthodox Jews by d3rr in politics

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No one has a right to infect vulnerable people.

New York City attempts to forcibly vaccinate orthodox Jews by d3rr in politics

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I think it has every right to protect the most vulnerable. When some jagoff reads a mommy blog article about vaccines and decides to endanger the immunocompromised and young children, I have a problem. The government should 100% step in. Your personal choices and freedom end when they endanger other people.

You want to get sick and possibly die from something? Great. Just don’t go out in public and never interact with anyone else for the rest of your life. There’s your freedom.

New York City attempts to forcibly vaccinate orthodox Jews by d3rr in politics

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It's a completely preventable disease. The only reason people are getting it is because they're ignoring science. I'd say that's an emergency.

A woman did something! So brave! So strong! by sawboss in MeanwhileOnReddit

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While I'm usually the first to decry identity politics, it is worth noting that this woman accomplished something amazing and unprecedented in a field that is overwhelmingly male. If she inspires more girls to go into STEM fields, that's good.

New York City attempts to forcibly vaccinate orthodox Jews by d3rr in politics

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There should be no personal or religious exemptions from getting vaccinated. None. The only legitimate excuse is medical.