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Anonymous 16/11/10(Thu)02:35 No. 1 ID: 132ea3 [Reply] Stickied

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this is a bad idea

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Anonymous 17/05/06(Sat)03:56 No. 283 ID: 87f732

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I'm starting to like it.

Anonymous 17/03/14(Tue)18:18 No. 211 ID: 8ac136 [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

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What if black lives don't matter?

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Anonymous 18/06/30(Sat)06:53 No. 870 ID: a4b1de

>zomg ancient mysticism and the west is always wrong about everything
Are you talking about me? For defending a system of medical treatment that by and large works and has been for thousands of years? If you were paying any fucking attention, you may have noticed that I am not the opposition you are looking for:
>True, a lot of herbal medicine is unregulated quackery
>Some basis; not The Scientific Method.
>To a degree, yes.

My point is that much of it does actually work, not all of it, and yes there is some quackery. Mysticism isn't medicine, medicine is medicine. Chinese medicine is mostly medicine, but sure, go right ahead and keep charging at this windmill; I don't mind.

Anonymous 18/06/30(Sat)17:23 No. 871 ID: 5bd7ab

>Chinese medicine is mostly medicine
And that's where we differ. Chinese medicine is mostly quackery.

Some of it is helpful, some of it is hurtful, but most of it is neither helpful nor hurtful. People take placebos and cure diseases at the same rate as the last group, making it as helpful as imbibing a sugar pill. Except nobody hunted animals to extinction to make a sugar pills.

Next time please leave your white guilt at the door.

Anonymous 18/07/01(Sun)08:34 No. 874 ID: 5fc4cd

>Some of it is helpful
I'm content to leave it at this.

Anonymous 18/04/09(Mon)01:54 No. 608 ID: 79b576 [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]

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I support the second amendment rights of all US citizens, and this is somehow unpopular.

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Anonymous 18/06/18(Mon)16:18 No. 858 ID: 91e960

He's special

Anonymous 18/06/20(Wed)14:18 No. 861 ID: 236f1f

Shall not!
You're a literal retard.

Anonymous 18/06/21(Thu)01:33 No. 862 ID: a870df

Its not his fault. If he deviates from his script he won't get paid.

Anonymous 17/09/24(Sun)05:47 No. 429 ID: 11862f [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

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>Well, Donal Trump had it all wrong.
>It was actually me, who was born in Kenya.

This joke is funny because she is white racially and culturally and that she was obviously therefor not born in Kenya. The part that's a jab at Duck for perpetuating the "birther" conspiracy isn't what people will be laughing about when they hear this.

Hillary makes this racially charged joke on mainstream TV and no one calls out her shit?

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Anonymous 18/06/30(Sat)17:27 No. 872 ID: 5bd7ab

Oh, I see. You were born without the ability to understand humor.

How tragic for you.

Anonymous 18/07/01(Sun)08:32 No. 873 ID: 5fc4cd

Being wrong is not making a joke.

Anonymous 18/07/19(Thu)00:28 No. 875 ID: a870df

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>Being wrong is not making a joke.
But it is the basis of an American political party.

Anonymous 18/05/17(Thu)07:16 No. 762 ID: 3a3089 [Reply]

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If the Kent State students had been armed in 1970, the Ohio National Guard would have killed them all.

They were protesting for peace; they didn't want to have to carry guns, kill people, or fear for their lives--and four of them were killed for it.

Peace is not derived from armament. Deterrents are an inherently short-sighted solution: they only pause an enemy who has already decided to attack you until they acquire equal or better weapons. Best case scenario, the peace of the gun lasts only as long as no one gets angry enough or crazy enough to risk mutual annihilation--someone like that will always be around.

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Anonymous 18/05/26(Sat)14:54 No. 787 ID: ead321

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Did you check out how many guns the Vegas shooter had? These aren't people with thousands of firearms. Just having more than a half dozen puts you above the range of a normal gun owner. Most only have one or two.

But one thing is for sure though, most gun owners can't be trusted to properly secure their firearms. Because if you think the gubbermint is going to break down your door at any moment for years on end you can't properly secure your guns. You have to make sure you can commit suicide by cop. Otherwise your family would have to (gasp) sell your guns to try and get some semblance of an inheritance. And that's the worst fate of all. Your guns are more important than your life.

>Actually, the nuts hoarding guns tend to be mass murdered
Not really. They tend to end up "accidentally" shooting people.

Which is why the NRA is so adamant that there be no limits on the second amendment. If irresponsible ammosexuals were no longer able to purchase firearms, gun sales would plummet, and the NRA slush funds would dry up.

Anonymous 18/05/29(Tue)08:34 No. 800 ID: e7aae7

I was thinking Waco, Ruby Ridge, etc. I guess the point there being that they hoarded enough weapons to get the government's attention, and then they were murdered (and helpless to defend themselves against overwhelming numbers, tactics, and armament).

>most gun owners can't be trusted to properly secure their firearms
Apparently this is how you defend your children's freedom to mass murder.

>Vegas shooter
There's a conspiracy theory that this was an arms deal gone bad, that the guy accused of the shooting was laying dead on the floor the whole time, and that his customers escaped--some of them firing shots in nearby streets on their way out. Normally I wouldn't give it much thought, but I noticed a number of articles have recently been revised to make the guy sound more creepy and mentally disturbed--none of that was in the interviews people did in the days immediately following the incident; it was added months later. Then again, it's probably just a story and the later additions might just be the NRA's usual tactic of portraying any mass shooter as a deranged individual who shouldn't have passed the background checks. That's the one angle they're willing to give, since they know background checks are useless--saying they'll support stronger background checks lets them sound like they actually care without making any change to their arrangment with the politicians and gun manufacturers.

Anonymous 18/05/30(Wed)20:31 No. 803 ID: ead321

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>Apparently this is how you defend your children's freedom to mass murder.
Coming soon in the 71st amendment.

>There's a conspiracy theory that this was an arms deal gone bad
There's a conspiracy theory for everything. Conspiracy theories are supported by people who demand that everything fit their preconceived narrative of the world. They see nothing wrong with on one breath talking about how the government is completely incompetent and can't do anything right, while in the next breath talking about how the government is behind all these massive super complicated conspiracies that would require superhuman levels of coordination if not outright telepathic communication.

Anonymous 16/11/13(Sun)06:06 No. 15 ID: 7676eb [Reply]

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I’ve been thinking a lot about the meeting between Trump and Obama at the White House, and here’s the thing.

Obama used to be a law professor. This is key.

Law school is so, so different from college.

In college, everyone expects there to be a “syllabus day,” kind of a grace period where they can show up and get the lay of the land, figure out the bare minimum that they can get away with, the TA gives everyone their office hours, there’s an introductory lecture, and everybody leaves a few minutes early to go take a nap or something. You do the bullshit assignments, you say something in class now and then to get your participation check mark, and figure out how badly you can do on the final and still pass.

But see, in law school, all the methodologies you’ve spent the last 17 years operating under go out the window. Day one of law school is you being thrown into the deep end of the pool—you’ve had a homework assignment for two weeks now, and it’s to read the first 200 pages of your casebook. And now it’s you and the teacher (who is usually as smug as Alex Trebek) gauging and assessing what you managed to absorb while you skimmed through all those pages of reading so you could hurry up and get to the other 150 pages of reading for your next period class, in front of 50 people who are all smarter than you. And if you fuck up, or you didn’t do the reading, you are at the mercies of not just the professor, but the silent satisfied judgment of your peers.

Law school is hard, and it will make you feel stupid and tongue-tied and like you don’t know anything and can’t form an argument—because you don’t, and you can’t. Everybody there has had a 4.0 since birth. Everybody there was the smartest kid in their class, and you’re all rabidly competing for a sliver of a chance at something down the road. It’s petty, and savage, fiercely entrenched in a culture of formalities and ceremony, and exactly like Washington DC.

Yesterday when I was driving home, the NPR reporter talking about the Oval Office meeting mentioned that Trump had thought it was going to be a “getting to know you” type meeting, but that he was surprised when Obama stretched their talk out to 90 minutes before sending him along to the Capitol building where he met with congressional leaders for more lengthy meetings and stuff he didn’t want to do.

And he hasn’t even gotten to the actual job yet.
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Anonymous 18/05/29(Tue)08:03 No. 799 ID: e7aae7

That's pretty much what I posted, except to point out that there's nothing new about it. Yeah, the "everyman" shtick is old, but at least before mass media I could excuse people for not really knowing much about the candidate's personal lives. Now it should be the most embarrasing and shameful ruse that no politician could ever pull off with a straight face, but it seems to work even more effectively than ever now that they can smear that bullshit all over the country in nanoseconds.

Anonymous 18/05/29(Tue)17:45 No. 801 ID: 7274a1

Mass media has been around since the 50's, but it used to have a censor for lies and inappropriate opinions.

Since the internet anybody can spread whatever bullshit they want about anything across the world and some people will believe it because they're stupid or biased or gullible or too lazy to do they're own research.

Anonymous 18/05/30(Wed)20:24 No. 802 ID: ead321

Actually no, it really started in earnest in the 80s when the Fairness doctrine was abolished by Raygun. Without that the entire right wing media fantasy bubble would never have been allowed. The internet was just the cherry on top.

Anonymous 18/04/04(Wed)06:44 No. 597 ID: 58fd5a [Reply]

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Every three days or so, there's dire news about Tesla's future, followed soon after by glowing sales reports or new innovations.

This stock is being manipulated by the media in a really predictable way. I'm thinking about investing at the next cycle.

Anonymous 18/05/18(Fri)16:45 No. 763 ID: ea6eb9

not worth it, buy stock in ceiling fans, i predict they are all the rage in 2044.

Anonymous 18/05/24(Thu)02:19 No. 775 ID: 2be65b

yesterday's headline: Tesla must sell expensive hi-spec 3s before mass-production type can roll out, or die!
today's headline: Finally, good news for Tesla! Tariff reduction in China likely to boost Tesla sales; Ys coming.

I'm on the fence.

Assuming there's any /civ/ilization left to use them.

Anonymous 18/05/12(Sat)15:44 No. 757 ID: f387da [Reply]

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>implies that any possible corruption scandal involving the presidential campaign would be a matter internal to the Executive branch to prosecute.
No, the fuck, it isn't. This guy slept in 7th grade /Civ/ics? The separation of powers? Yeah? Only Congress has the authority to impeach the Executive. Is this guy just stupid or is this some kind of mind game (lefty talk show host doesn't make a point of it, shakes hands for this explanation) trying to sell the rest of slept-through-7th-grade America that the Congress isn't resposible to contain the Executive?

Fire, Wind, Water, Earth, Heart? Not everything is fixed by Captain Planet; sometimes the Planeteers have to act on their own.

Anonymous 17/11/01(Wed)17:56 No. 457 ID: 873203 [Reply]

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Harvey Weinstein isn't a tipping point; he's the point of no return.

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Anonymous 18/04/11(Wed)04:13 No. 613 ID: a870df

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Just stop, you're only further embarrassing yourself.

Anonymous 18/04/11(Wed)04:20 No. 614 ID: f871fd

I honestly don't think I could be embarrassed next to you guys.

Anonymous 18/04/13(Fri)01:36 No. 618 ID: a870df

In any given group of idiots, there's always going to be one who's slower than the rest.

You're that guy.

Anonymous 18/04/02(Mon)19:52 No. 594 ID: e01f09 [Reply]

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Nothing about this surprises me except how blatant it is.

Anonymous 18/04/04(Wed)00:37 No. 595 ID: 32a48d

They canceled it.

Anonymous 18/04/04(Wed)06:38 No. 596 ID: 58fd5a

I'm astonished. They had an opportunity to undermine the culture and prosperity of half a dozen "allies" by dumping thousands of subhumans on them and they gave it up! Kiked by their own kikes?

I'm sure they're just taking some time to research a more subtle way of doing this.

Anonymous 18/04/04(Wed)07:01 No. 598 ID: de56af

Israeli Trump supporters felt that if they shipped 16,000 off that in a year they'd have 16 million expecting them to do the same.

In other words, it makes just as much sense as anything else Trump says.

We truly are living in The Stupid Ages.

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