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"The U.S. isn’t a perfect place, but it’s better than most people have managed to come up with. And all my stuff is there."
- Harry Dresden

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I lost a lot of respect for Kendrick Lamar 49 comments
tj · 2 hours ago
This is the last I'll talk to you, so take it or leave it.
It's possible I'm self righteous. I'll take that over your viciousness any day.
"This is a high level of stupidity"
"despite being almost incomprehensible, rambling, logically a mess, and yet somehow still manages to covey a sense of childish self righteousness and veiled anger directed at race relations"
"your whole persona is a Dwight Schrute impersonation, as you’re doing a pretty good job of what he would sound like with worse writers and Mel Gibson doing his lines"
"your educated ignorant mouth"
"just blindly angry"
"You don’t want to come out as racist"
"You’re just a wind bag"
Who's angry again? "You don't agree with me, therefore you're immoral."
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I lost a lot of respect for Kendrick Lamar 49 comments
tj · 3 hours ago
If that is the standard for arguments, I will no longer participate in them with those who use is it as such. I won't play that game, for the same reason I won't participate in "correct double standards." The second I do, I've already lost. I've proven that the game using double standards or unreasonable ultimatums is the way that people should be treated, and arguments argued. 3/3
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I lost a lot of respect for Kendrick Lamar 49 comments
tj · 3 hours ago
As for your homework, I barely do the work my University assigns, for that reason alone I won't do it. But because I like lists, here's a more complete one
1. I don't have my LTC yet, so no.
2. If I did have my LTC and tried that, and God forbid something happens, any lawyer worth his salt is gonna say that I was trying to provoke them so I could shoot black people. I will lose that case.
3. I don't listen to rap music. I have no interest in doing so for homework.
4. The neighborhoods around here that you may be referring to are populated with what many would call "white trash," not black people. The issue they'll have is that I'm playing rap music at all, regardless of racial slurs used. I'd prefer not to antagonize them so they don't give me both barrels.
5. You've retreated from the argument. You've instead given an ultimatum that you believe no one will pick up and claimed this proves you've won. 2/3
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I lost a lot of respect for Kendrick Lamar 49 comments
tj · 3 hours ago
It's a double standard. No one here, even yourself, has even tried to deny it. All you've done is try to justify it. Justifying a double standard, based on race. You can show me no other example of a time where context justifies such a double standard, and I can list numerous examples of when it doesn't. If your logic can only be applied to an extremely specific scenario because you say it should, it's not logic, it's an exception to logic because you believe that there is such a thing as a correct double standard.
I'm sorry that you believe that people who disagree with you on this are stupid. I don't think you or anyone here is stupid, or racist or whatever. Misguided perhaps, but not stupid. My suggestion is if you believe those you're communicating with to be stupid is to stop communicating with them. If you believe I or anyone can not even understand your position or hold logical disagreements about it, don't argue with us. But know you're making the divide between us wider. (1/?)
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I lost a lot of respect for Kendrick Lamar 49 comments
tj · 1 day ago
Except you are
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I lost a lot of respect for Kendrick Lamar 49 comments
tj · 1 day ago
Is that the best you got @matthewg?
Black people can't say ______: racist
Asian people can't say ______: racist
Indians can't say _______: racist
White people can't say ________: This is justified by historical context under which white people were oppressors because, as we all know, no other group has over oppressed another group based on physical characteristics.
You're literally saying that racism can be justified because of "context."
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I lost a lot of respect for Kendrick Lamar 49 comments
tj · 1 day ago
Shockingly, I am aware of what it stands for.
You can try to justify it with historical context, but that's not how it works. The issue here isn't whether the word is offensive historically or not. The issue here isn't whether or not it has been "reclaimed" to mean something else, partially or completely.
The issue is a double standard. Should a word, any word, be socially acceptable for a person of one color to say but not another? You can say that because of previous wrongs, this is justified, but it's not.
Double standards created racism. The solution isn't to play the same game, with "correct" double standards. The solution is to destroy them.
I'll leave you with this question: How many wrongs make a right?
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I lost a lot of respect for Kendrick Lamar 49 comments
tj · 1 day ago
Yeah, I'm not a big fan of "do what I say, not what I do." You don't get to set an example and then turn around and complain that people followed your example. Well, you CAN but still. It's a crappy thing to do.
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Honestly though 37 comments
tj · 1 day ago
Might be a lil late, but it's just his name: Colion Noir.
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touché 8 comments
tj · 3 days ago
Do you deserve a prince?
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Scream everywhere 15 comments
tj · 4 days ago
Thanks man. I'm just, so damn tired these sickos. Tearing out the hearts of people who shouldn't have to deal with this kind of stuff.
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Scream everywhere 15 comments
tj · 4 days ago
I'm in America. Texas, more specifically.
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/PE/htm/PE.42.htm
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Scream everywhere 15 comments
tj · 4 days ago
I would advise to check your own laws first considering Disorderly Conduct can in fact be a crime, with many possible definitions.
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My mum said I'm lazy, guess she's right 7 comments
tj · 1 week ago
This is why Americans don't takes our shoes off when we come inside. It's too much of a hassle to reload it all the time.
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Epic story 35 comments
tj · 1 week ago
Not beyond all doubt, beyond reasonable doubt. It's a high burden of proof to be sure, but unless we come up with a new standard between that and preponderance of evidence, I'll go with that nearly every-time when it comes to decisions that can ruin lives. Maybe lesser punishments could be enforced if only preponderance of evidence is met, but not as strict as we see in this case or others.
Too high a burden of proof and no victim sees justice. Too low and victims may see justice, but wrongfully accused persons will be punished with very little evidence. It's never going to be perfect, so we've got to accept that either some criminals will go unpunished, or some innocents will have their lives destroyed. It's not pretty, but it's life.
I'd certainly prefer a proper investigation with "beyond..." as the standard, even if it leads no where, than simply a race to be the first one through the door. But that's just my 2¢.
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Epic story 35 comments
tj · 1 week ago
It's entirely possible that he was doing this as "revenge," for all the times the shoe has been on the other foot. Had I woken up in his shoes though, knowing about those other times, I probably would have been terrified that my life would be ruined. Maybe I would have gone to Title IX too to cover my own ass.
Whatever his motivation, here we are. Hopefully we get to "beyond a reasonable," doubt as the standard of proof for Title IX. Then maybe this stupidity will stop.
Epic story 35 comments
tj · 1 week ago
The only reason this could (stress the could) be good is if people finally realize that regret sex and mutually drunk sex aren't actually rape, and the rules and lives ruined change because of it.
I'm just hoping if they change, the rules aren't rewritten in such a way as to make them worse by saying only men can be considered the rapists in these cases.
Epic story 35 comments
tj · 1 week ago
College campuses moving justice backwards in such a way as the first person to file the report is considered the victim.
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Whose side are you on? 54 comments
tj · 1 week ago
At $21 an hour, it would cost $63,000 for a single prison guard to overlook the prisoners doing the work for 3,000 hours. I doubt they'd stop at one for a large project. I've yet to hear of prisoners going into the construction business, though to be fair I haven't checked. Maybe small time projects, but large projects that require carpenters, builders, architects, electricians, engineers, plumbers, who know how to use the equipment? I kinda doubt it. Plus, you'd be the company that chose to hire a bunch prisoners. Communities may not appreciate that.
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Whose side are you on? 54 comments
tj · 1 week ago
Pretty sure chain gangs are a thing of the past, so here's some examples of what prisoners do today:
1. Texas license plates are (I believe exclusively) made by inmates
2. Community service. Police in my hometown used to hire inmates to clean up their training facility. It was the most popular detail apparently, because the cops would throw them a barbeque after.
3. Cleaning the jails/prisons (janitors).
Those are the ones I can say with confidence, but I'm sure there are more. The reasons they do this are
1. Education. Establish a work ethic, familiarity with equipment, and get experience for when they get out.
2. Money. To buy things from the prison commissary. Maybe save some for later idk.
3. "Good time." To accumulate "Good time," to get out early.
I'm assuming they can do this for the same reason that it is legal to not pay interns: because the experience is the payment. Because that meme about unpaid interns being illegal slave labor is (at least in Texas) false.
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So now there may be a war brewing. Thanks, drumpf. 8 comments
tj · 2 weeks ago
I hear he's gonna put women and Muslims in FEMA camps in his first two weeks in office
Unless they're rude to you, be nice to people in customer service 9 comments
tj · 2 weeks ago
I agree with the message, but I can't get any McFlurry at any time cause the damn machine is either broken or "broken."
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Met gala 2018 smh 9 comments
tj · 2 weeks ago
Welcome to the 75th Annual Hunger Games!
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Well.. That's one way to deal with overpopulation 4 comments
tj · 2 weeks ago
Apparently "Drill," means something different in Egypt.
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UK Police Say Not ‘Cost Effective’ to Investigate 34 comments
tj · 2 weeks ago
https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/12-year-old-girl-beaten-14552552
There y'all. Don't know what the rep of "Manchester," is cause I'm not British or whatever, but there.
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