1. #3221
    Quote Originally Posted by unfilteredJW View Post
    Yeah, derailing threads with moderation discussion. That’s correct.
    No, you derailing it with your stuff intentionally helping trolls out.

    Asking you to stop derailing it feeding pigeons, that’s the actual correct answer.

    Can drop this now before you start to derail it again over this.
    Since we can't call out Trolls and Bad Faith posters and the Ignore function doesn't actually ignore it. Add
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  2. #3222
    Quote Originally Posted by Miffinat0r View Post
    This all stems from the fact that the South was not punished hard enough after the civil war. Their leaders should've hanged, and the families of those who fought should've had their voting rights stripped for a generation or two.

    Clearly as evidenced during that time the immaculate system the founders created did not come up with a solution for Slavery.

    It's pretty clear that a sizable chunk of this country wants to shove it's religious beliefs down everyone's throat.

    Christian Nationalism is on the rise and the US will soon have a lot of laws based on Christianity. It's pretty clear to see that's how the reps of the US South want this to turn out.
    The separation of powers and the separation of Church and State ensure that religious zeal doesn't get away with such heinous manipulation of the State. It has worked so far. Good men and woman work everyday to ensure this basic principle and it is our civic duty to be a part of this lawful process.
    "In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikcol View Post
    That sounds incredibly dangerous. How would such a war be fought in 2022+ within the country with the biggest military might? How would our geo political rivals respond to such an event? The damages would be immeasurable.

    Dialogue within a democracy is always the strongest weapon.
    Burn. It. To. The. Ground.

    War is ugly. Cities would be destroyed. Massive casualties will pile up. Our infrastructure and economy would be ruined. This is how empires fall, and they all eventually do.
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  4. #3224
    https://www.salon.com/2022/06/28/did...st-pro-choice/

    Just a casual reminder in light of the DHS warning about violence at protests over the weekend.

    There was violence. Almost all of it perpetrated by "pro-life" folks or law enforcement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikcol View Post
    The separation of powers and the separation of church and state ensure that religious zeal doesn't get away with such heinous manipulation of the state. It has worked so far.
    "separation of church and state" is a suggestion. It is not actually documented in any legal way other than people have a right to exercise their religious freedom without discrimination from the government. There is nothing on the books that says a law cannot be made in the name of religion, so long as it does not impede on another's, which would have to be fought in court. However since the majority of our higher government are christian, guess which they favor, and which they will fight against.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.salon.com/2022/06/28/did...st-pro-choice/

    Just a casual reminder in light of the DHS warning about violence at protests over the weekend.

    There was violence. Almost all of it perpetrated by "pro-life" folks or law enforcement.
    All violence should be admonished regardless of attire. Regardless of protest or celebration, violence on the streets is a blemish upon the nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathandira View Post
    "separation of church and state" is a suggestion. It is not actually documented in any legal way other than people have a right to exercise their religious freedom without discrimination from the government. There is nothing on the books that says a law cannot be made in the name of religion, so long as it does not impede on another's, which would have to be fought in court. However since the majority of our higher government are christian, guess which they favor, and which they will fight against.
    As long as those leaders keep in line with their Christian values instead of Religious Doctrine. Every human has some kind of bias that follows them. We shouldn't discriminate on religion either.
    "In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be"

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  7. #3227
    Quote Originally Posted by tikcol View Post
    The separation of powers and the separation of Church and State ensure that religious zeal doesn't get away with such heinous manipulation of the State. It has worked so far. Good men and woman work everyday to ensure this basic principle and it is our civic duty to be a part of this lawful process.
    You know separation of church and state is not in the constitution.

    It was a letter from I think Adams or Jefferson about the US.

    The US cannot pass laws recognizing a faith per the 1st Amendment. But that doesn't mean you can't write laws that are based around that faith, you just cannot acknowledge a separate religious institution as the official faith of the US.

    But hey conservatives are what now only 8 short of a constitutional convention where they can toss the 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, and the 19th if they feel spicy. They can amend the first to drop the recognition line then reinstitute religious tests for office like the South used to have.

    Pretty obvious now that Australia, Canada, Ireland, and Germany seem to be the leaders of the West. The US while having a big military is just a backwater, old colony from the UK that's obsessed with religion.

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    Our nation is a blemish on the globe currently.

    Imagine two brothers on a playground crying to their mom

    Jimmy wants to go on the slide
    Kyle doesn't want to go on the slide
    Kyle tells Jimmy that he isn't allowed to.
    Jimmy and Kyle are fighting about this.
    Kyle and Jimmy's mom tell both kids no one is going on the slide.

    Parents on the bench are looking at them like, why doesn't Kyle just not go on the slide, and let Jimmy do what he wants?

    This is basically us right now, and the parents on the bench are other developed first world nations. We look like we have no idea how to manage our people, and we are being laughed at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tikcol View Post
    All violence should be admonished regardless of attire. Regardless of protest or celebration, violence on the streets is a blemish upon the nation.
    And, like a surgery that leaves a scar, at times a necessary blemish. Because sometimes, nothing else can solve the much more serious problems that violence can, actually, address.

    The only people who claim violence is untenable or doesn't solve anything are those who are so invested in the status quo that said violence threatens their position. It's a lie predicated on self-interest, not an actual philosophical take, and it's ahistorical to boot.

    The Civil Rights movement in the USA would have never gotten to black (legal) equality without the use of violence. Something even Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was able to admit.

    https://timeline.com/by-the-end-of-h...e-4de177a8c87b

    We can hope that the religious extremists seeking to control and subjugate women will realize the error of their ways and stop. We can hope that enough will turn out in the next election cycle to make meaningful changes and reverse course. But, when those hopes fail, violence is the alternative.

    Because the only remain alternative to violence is submission. Which is not acceptable, not to that kind of fascism. That kind of submission of complicity and cowardice, and nothing more.
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  10. #3230
    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    And, like a surgery that leaves a scar, at times a necessary blemish. Because sometimes, nothing else can solve the much more serious problems that violence can, actually, address.

    The only people who claim violence is untenable or doesn't solve anything are those who are so invested in the status quo that said violence threatens their position. It's a lie predicated on self-interest, not an actual philosophical take, and it's ahistorical to boot.

    The Civil Rights movement in the USA would have never gotten to black (legal) equality without the use of violence. Something even Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was able to admit.

    https://timeline.com/by-the-end-of-h...e-4de177a8c87b
    Even though I believe there are better avenues, I'm happy to hear your take on that.

    What are the issues which you believe afflict the US could be resolved through violence right now? What kind of violence? Who would profit from said violence?

    Why do you believe all the other avenues are not worth the time and why did it come to the point where violence is the only way?

    A poster a while back was talking about War. "Burn it all to the ground" he said. Is that a good approach?
    "In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be"

    End of quote. Repeat the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikcol View Post
    Even though I believe there are better avenues, I'm happy to hear your take on that.

    What are the issues which you believe afflict the US could be resolved through violence right now? What kind of violence? Who would profit from said violence?

    Why do you believe all the other avenues are not worth the time and why did it come to the point where violence is the only way?
    Asked and answered. You're trying to bait me.


  12. #3232
    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    Asked and answered. You're trying to bait me.
    I do not believe you gave me any examples of any kind of issue plaguing the US right now that has exhausted the peaceful ways to get resolved. If it hasn't exhausted those ways, why resort to violence?

    I believe it's a pretty fair question in the spirit of this thread.
    "In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be"

    End of quote. Repeat the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikcol View Post
    I do not believe you gave me any examples of any kind of issue plaguing the US right now that has exhausted the peaceful ways to get resolved. If it hasn't exhausted those ways, why resort to violence?

    I believe it's a pretty fair question in the spirit of this thread.
    It's bad-faith bait, and it's asked and answered, because I was describing a near-future hypothetical, and referencing historical examples. I never claimed there was such an issue this immediate second, so you demanding that of me is a form of bait.


  14. #3234
    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    I was describing a near-future hypothetical, and referencing historical examples. I never claimed there was such an issue this immediate second
    I couldn't know that without asking which is why I did

    I'm happy you don't feel like there's any need for violence, at least, right now.

    Communication is crucial, now more than ever.
    "In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be"

    End of quote. Repeat the line.

  15. #3235
    Quote Originally Posted by tikcol View Post
    I do not believe you gave me any examples of any kind of issue plaguing the US right now that has exhausted the peaceful ways to get resolved. If it hasn't exhausted those ways, why resort to violence?

    I believe it's a pretty fair question in the spirit of this thread.
    No it's not, considering you were already called out for being disingenuous from the very beginning. Your own claims about your supposed stances and beliefs were refuted by your own posting history.

    Nobody is obligated to pander to someone who is acting in bad faith.

  16. #3236
    If you are pregnant, God made you completely capable to be a mother, and he will provide for you, as you strive in life and become a mother.

    Motherhood will be the most incredible journey of your entire life, bringing you continuous joy you’ve never known.

    The secret is this.


    Marjorie Taylor Greene

    On the other hand, according to the US Department of Agriculture, the average cost of raising a child to 18 is $284,570. That's based on annual 2% inflation rate. Much higher based on current inflation rate.

    I am assuming that estimate does not include the cost of hiring a lawyer because your 15 years old boy drove your '67 Mustang without a license, drunk like a skunk, and wrapped the car around a tree. Nor the cost of the car and the hundreds of hours that his father spent restoring the car after he bought it from a junkyard in the early 80s. At least nobody got hurt. That was the true miracle.

  17. #3237
    Quote Originally Posted by Machismo View Post
    No it's not, considering you were already called out for being disingenuous from the very beginning. Your own claims about your supposed stances and beliefs were refuted by your own posting history.

    Nobody is obligated to pander to someone who is acting in bad faith.
    I'm happy to clarify any and all misconceptions about my stances if you'd like. In the spirit of Unity I believe it's crucial to do so, at least, that much.

    Still haven't heard your stance on the SCOTUS decision. I believe we're on the same page, as liberals but there's always room for some specificity.
    Last edited by tikcol; 2022-06-28 at 06:34 PM.
    "In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be"

    End of quote. Repeat the line.

  18. #3238
    Quote Originally Posted by tikcol View Post
    I'm happy to clarify any and all misconceptions about my stances if you'd like. In the spirit of Unity I believe it's crucial to do so, at least, that much.

    Still haven't heard your stance on the SCOTUS decision. I believe we're on the same page, as libertarians but there's always room for some specificity.
    No need to clarify, I already clarified it with your own posts. There is no misconception, you simply got caught lying and misrepresenting your own stances.

    You claimed to support abortion, bit your own words proved that wrong.

    You claimed to not want violence, but your support of violence against gay people and their supporters shows that to be wrong.

    You claimed to be a long-term left-libertarian, but your stances on those two issues show you to be wrong.

    The receipts were already provided.

    As people have stated... there is no reason to seek people who are acting in bad faith, or who simply have malicious intent.

  19. #3239
    Quote Originally Posted by Machismo View Post
    there is no reason to seek people who are acting in bad faith, or who simply have malicious intent.
    I understand and respect your position.
    "In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be"

    End of quote. Repeat the line.

  20. #3240
    Quote Originally Posted by tikcol View Post
    I understand and respect your position.
    Meanwhile, you were proven to be disingenuous, and your avatar is of a neo-Nazi, Trump-supporting internet troll.

    That's a little on the nose.

    It's a good thing we have your post history to turn to, so everyone knows you are acting in bad faith.

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