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  1. SweetPea

    What Do You Think Cultural Appropriation Is?

    Interesting, thanks. The first time I heard the term gyp was a few months ago when I was listening to a podcast by Brandon Sanderson. He accidentally used that term and later apologized, saying it was a commonly used word where he grew up, and he only recently realized it could be offensive to some people.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    I didn't say the bombs were a false flag, I said it's not impossible that they were a false flag. I also said it's entirely possible that it was a right wing lunatic. Which it turned out to be. I don't know anything about Carlson using his website to doxx people, if true, I completely condemn it. But it still doesnt justify what was done to his wife.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    What was the hypocrisy?
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Sure, go ahead.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Might as well point out the rampant hypocrisy from time to time.
  6. SweetPea

    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    When I wrote that we had absolutely no information about the suspect, now we know it was far left "protesters", we have the police reports, we have the Smash Racism DC twitter page publishing Tucker Carlson's and various other right wing people's doxxes online. This is different.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    For perspective, people threatened Tucker Carlson and tried to break into his house while his wife was home alone. They said he is inciting hatred and violence and murder, and needs to be stopped. Lots of people on the far left either downplay it as "just protesting", or admit that they think it's deserved. I think this warrants a mention in a discussion about the source of division and polarization today. For perspective.
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    Dutch man sues to change his legal age

    The gender you were born with isn't variable either (unless you have a rare genetic defect), it's pretty much set in stone, or in your chromosomes to be more precise. Sure you can undergo hormone therapies and various surgeries to mask it or to feel different, but it won't change the underlying reality. Same with age.
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    What Do You Think Cultural Appropriation Is?

    I agree, we shouldn't draw too deep conclusions based on an IQ score, but it is somewhat indicative of general intelligence. All of the details you mention are irrelevant when it comes to the question: is group A better at said thing than group B? It's a yes or no question, and you can answer it without exploring the reasons why. If you take a healthy man and a man with Alzheimers, the one with the Alzheimers is going to do worse on memory tests. The fact that he does worse because he has Alzheimers, doesn't negate the truth that he does worse. Is it immoral to say that? I don't think so, it's a simple observation. But it seems that some people would disagree with that, the types of people who like to be offended, who might proclaim that I must hate people with Alzheimers for making that observation. The types of people who would be offended that I'm racist against whites if I say Kenyans are better sprinters than whites, or that Asians are better at math than whites and... oh wait, they wouldn't. They're hypocrites, they don't have standards, they're only offended when you make statements about certain groups of people.
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    Dutch man sues to change his legal age

    People can change the gender of their kids nowadays, it was only a matter of time before they went further.
  11. SweetPea

    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    I don't see why Trump would want to shut down the Mueller Probe. It's close to ending anyway, and it will give Trump a popularity boost when Mueller announces he has nothing on him.
  12. SweetPea

    What Do You Think Cultural Appropriation Is?

    Asians in the US have on average higher IQ than whites, by several points. This has been consistently confirmed by many studies over many years, and I haven't seen anybody dispute it.
  13. SweetPea

    What Do You Think Cultural Appropriation Is?

    Yeah, let's assume that. What is your answer in that case? Yes, that is the next question. But I think we really need to find some common ground on the previous question first (which is basically about the 'ought' / 'is' distinction) And by the way, my explanation isn't that they simply don't work as hard, you can stop with that strawman. I largely agree with the rest of what you said, I don't deny the lasting effects of racism.
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    What Do You Think Cultural Appropriation Is?

    No point in discussing details when it seems that we have deeper underlying disagreements. You say sure, but then go on to say unless it's offensive. Which on is it? If the group that is worse at something finds that observation offensive, is stating that fact bad in some way? Do you think we can maintain a separation between facts and morality?
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    US Politics: Four Days and Counting

    As an outside observer, holding elections on a week day and not making it a holiday seems strange and stupid to me.
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