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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Capitol Riot Explained

Posted: 15 Jan 2021, 7:10 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 392

Yes, I really do believe* that children are born without knowing that they are "supposed to" stick with their own kind My experience is very different. In my experience, kids naturally dislike, fear, make fun of, and/or bully people whom they perceive as freaks for whatever reason. As for...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Again with the conspiracy theories...

Posted: 15 Jan 2021, 1:33 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 176

Its not just the Right. The Left-Wingers just spent 4 years believing the disproven Russian Collusion Hoax that is still believed to this day. "Disproven" how? There's actually plenty of evidence of ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia. See, for example: - Senate Report: Former...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Capitol riot: miscellaneous news & info

Posted: 15 Jan 2021, 6:23 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 47

I will use this thread to post news and other info I come across about the Capitol rioters, their plans, their motives, etc. I would prefer that this thread focus on facts and evidence rather than on speculation or debates. The following page contains a video of interviews of rioters on the day of t...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Apparently Trump wants space command to move out of Colorado

Posted: 15 Jan 2021, 4:36 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 86 I did not know we had that here in Colorado till I read this but, seems better if it remains here there is no good reason to move it. The reason is obvious. Trump didn't win in Co...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: former WP member "ASS-P" passed away yesterday, jan. 4, '21

Posted: 15 Jan 2021, 4:17 am 

Replies: 154
Views: 3,840

ASS-P had a long list of illnesses. The homelessness/on a computer didn't make sense to me. I wondered if others questioned his story about being homeless and yet being able to maintain an online presence. No, never questioned it. My guess would be that he used his phone. These days almost everyone...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Trump impeached for second time

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 11:28 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 439

According to the US constitution it's where the President commits “high Crime or Misdemeanor,” and the House votes to impeach following which the Senate conducts a trial. Trump managed to wiggle out of criminal charges in the first impeachment because he used his presidential powers to interfere wi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have problems changing activities?

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 11:15 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 388

Yes, I've long had more difficulty than most people seem to have with what I call "mental gear-shifting overhead."

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Does the modern world have no room for forgiveness

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 11:03 pm 

Replies: 54
Views: 729

Famous people tend to have their privacy violated on a regular basis. Actually, according to my boyfriend who has a friend who used to work in Hollywood, many entertainment celebrities -- and their agents -- deliberately allow their privacy to be "violated," as a publicity stunt, to keep ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Are there any post coup attempt EX-trump supporters here?

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 10:06 pm 

Replies: 347
Views: 3,245

And yet for some reason the Capitol rioters didn’t set off any bombs or fire any weapons, even after one of their own (unarmed) had been shot and killed by a policeman. We were lucky. As far as I can tell from the news stories I've read, their plan was to get violent only after invading the House a...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: "Own the libs"

 Post subject: Re: "Own the libs"
Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 7:01 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 648

Politics is just a distraction from real life. What on Earth do you mean by that? Seems to me that politics has too many effects on real life to be "just a distraction from real life." (But it's true that spending too much time on politics can be a distraction from things we need to do fo...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Big Tech Taking Advantage of a "Tragedy"

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 5:53 pm 

Replies: 166
Views: 1,950

funeralxempire wrote:
I'm from Canada, where the examples I gave most certainly are illegal.

Various kinds of speech/literature/images are legal under U.S. law but not under Canadian law.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Big Tech Taking Advantage of a "Tragedy"

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 3:22 pm 

Replies: 166
Views: 1,950

More importantly, the argument of "If you don't like it, go start your own site," no longer seems to apply, as the Tech Giants control the nuts-and-bolts of web hosting. Not completely. There are still plenty of other, smaller web hosting services, and no reason not to use them except tha...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Are black people genetically good at basketball

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 12:26 pm 

Replies: 106
Views: 1,234

What's ignorant about it? There is a clear difference in physical attributes between races. Black people are muscular and make excellent runners and are good at sports in general. Asians are smaller Only on average. There is much more genetic variation within "races" than between them, es...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Can the Senate try Trump after his term is over?

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 6:49 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 599

As I see it, the point of impeaching Trump NOW is simply to remove him from the Presidency ASAP, to limit the amount of damage he can do on his way out. See the following about his niece Mary Trump's assessments of him. Note her correct predictions of his behavior in November: - Mary Trump warns of ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Cuomo and COVID-19

 Post subject: Re: Cuomo and COVID-19
Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 5:25 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 103

A big problem here has been the antipathy between Cuomo and DeBlasio, for which I'm inclined to blame both of them. Sometimes I get the feeling that Cuomo has been countermanding DeBlasio for no good reason but just to be contrary. Cuomo grew up in Queens but sometimes acts like he just doesn't unde...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Andrew Yang running for NYC Mayor

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 4:48 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 46

I'll probably wait until late spring to make a decision on whom I'm voting for. I'll want to see all the candidates' platforms and backgrounds.
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