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    If it is never spoken, the next generation will not learn how it was used, and fail to use it properly.

    Err, I mean why it should never be used in hate.
    "I don't care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating" -Boss Tweed

    "No man's life, liberty or happiness are safe while Congress is in session,"- Mark Twain

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      Originally posted by Cobol74 View Post
      You are foreign and using a second language, plus Sweden as far as I know never profited from trade in, nor employed slaves. Now - Don't do that again.
      Sweden had colonies and ran a slave trade.
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        Why is the Social Security Administration requesting a quote for ammunition?
        "I don't care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating" -Boss Tweed

        "No man's life, liberty or happiness are safe while Congress is in session,"- Mark Twain

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          That's quite a load of bullets.
          Octavia
          Fabia
          Beetle

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            The order is for .357 SIG pistol ammo. There are many Social Security offices and those offices have guards. If the order was for 120mm tank rounds then I might be worried.
            "I saw myself founding a new religion, marching
            into Asia riding an elephant, a turban on my
            head and in my hands the new Koran I would
            have written to suit my needs." - Napoléon Bonaparte

            "More than 60,000 Germans fell, not beneath the
            Roman arms and weapons, but, grander far,
            before our delighted eyes. May the tribes, I pray,
            ever retain if not love for us, at least hatred for
            each other; for while the destinies of empire bear
            hard upon us, fortune can give no greater boon
            than discord among our foes." - Germania, Tacitus

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              Why is everyone in the comment section of newspaper articles, for the most part, completely brain dead?
              Originally posted by MadCat360
              You've never driven your car hard and you never will. Only a professional racing driver can drive a car hard. Everyone else sucks.

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                Why bother reading the comments then?

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                  Originally posted by Cellos88GT View Post
                  Why is everyone in the comment section of newspaper articles, for the most part, completely brain dead?
                  It's because extremism begins to seep in, and once normal, common people start getting tired of being called a nazi communist for supporting position x, or being called a "lakei for the jews" for oposing the idea that the jews control the world, they flee like a flock of stunned oxen. It's a vicous, bad circle, and there two options that tend to work.

                  One is to moderate the debate ex post facto, so as to remove any post that's over the top, seriously off topic (like asking why Obama's fatwah on christmas or the fact he's introducing sharia law to the US isn't reported in the news, when the article was about reforming social security), inane conspiracies about jews and birthers and personal attacks of a certain nature, plus trolling. That works very well. It leaves a vibrant debate without a lot of the rubbish. But it all has to be done in the spirit of promiting debate. An old moderator chap of mine usually say "we don't moderate opinions, we moderate people". That's what it's all about.

                  The second way is to demand people post under their own full names, and have them confirm those names by a phone number of whatnot. That's stops most of the bullshit but leads to a dead debate with no real fizz.

                  For once, I actually know what I'm talking about. Been doing professional moderating on the web for the last six or seven years.

                  Originally posted by CraigB View Post
                  Why bother reading the comments then?
                  Because they're hilarious (try the Daily Mail), and because someone's got to act as a counter weight. I once defended Prezza in the DM comments section. I think I got 200 red arrows in an hour. Hilarious.
                  "If you're not getting the picture you want, you're not close enough" - Robert Capa
                  "Your first 14000 pictures are your worst" - HCB
                  - David Bailey! Who's he?!
                  I am one of "the two most level headed and pragmatic regular posters on the politics forum" according to anonymous sources.
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                    Originally posted by CraigB View Post
                    That's a racial slur, completely different.

                    However, my grandfather was from Mississippi. He had no problem using the N word. Though he was from a different era, I'm not saying it was right, just a different place and time from the world we live in today.
                    My parents if referring to someone who is of African descent, uses the words "colored" or "negro". They will not, can not and refuse to call someone black; when they were young (1930s and 40s) to call someone black was quite an insult, and was good grounds to get a bloody nose or a split lip.

                    I have never heard my parents say that OTHER word, nor point other "races" differences; it was the insecure jealous boy two doors down from me who corrupted my mind with his parents middle class racism. I hate him for that; until age 8 I did not know my best friend Kurt was black.
                    Last edited by Jay; August 17th, 2012, 5:35 PM. Reason: spelling and added an S to "parent"
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                      Originally posted by CraigB View Post
                      Why bother reading the comments then?
                      Because as nomix's has pointed out, the comments are hilarious.

                      Originally posted by nomix View Post
                      It's because extremism begins to seep in, and once normal, common people start getting tired of being called a nazi communist for supporting position x, or being called a "lakei for the jews" for oposing the idea that the jews control the world, they flee like a flock of stunned oxen. It's a vicous, bad circle, and there two options that tend to work.

                      One is to moderate the debate ex post facto, so as to remove any post that's over the top, seriously off topic (like asking why Obama's fatwah on christmas or the fact he's introducing sharia law to the US isn't reported in the news, when the article was about reforming social security), inane conspiracies about jews and birthers and personal attacks of a certain nature, plus trolling. That works very well. It leaves a vibrant debate without a lot of the rubbish. But it all has to be done in the spirit of promiting debate. An old moderator chap of mine usually say "we don't moderate opinions, we moderate people". That's what it's all about.

                      The second way is to demand people post under their own full names, and have them confirm those names by a phone number of whatnot. That's stops most of the bullshit but leads to a dead debate with no real fizz.

                      For once, I actually know what I'm talking about. Been doing professional moderating on the web for the last six or seven years.
                      No doubt and I knew the answer, I guess it's still astonishing sometimes.
                      Originally posted by MadCat360
                      You've never driven your car hard and you never will. Only a professional racing driver can drive a car hard. Everyone else sucks.

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                        Originally posted by Cobol74 View Post
                        There is one word I will not even write and it begins with N. It is not swearing, it is far worse than that.
                        'Funny' thing is that when someone who speaks Spanish uses the word "negro", which just translates as "black" in English, loads of English speaking people also consider that to be racist just beacuse they used that word as a racial slur in their own language...

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                          I can tell the difference, but then I have a good Spanish friend. The pronunciation is different and the context would probably also be different.

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                            School withholds valedictorian's diploma over the word "hell" in her commencement address.

                            http://kfor.com/2012/08/18/46913/



                            gotta love the irony of this given the name of the school's mascot.

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                              Originally posted by remizak View Post
                              School withholds valedictorian's diploma over the word "hell" in her commencement address

                              gotta love the irony of this given the name of the school's mascot.
                              Irony is one of the finest ways through which the world tells us we are being stupid. In this case, it works perfectly well. I hope the girl will receive her diploma.
                              Going fast out of rage, pride or boredom is like buying a ticket to crash.

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                                Prague High school seems to be a public high school, if I am right, there will at least be no question of wether or not this is legal, any reasonable interpretation of the first ammendment and related judicial practice should really indicate that an organ of the government can't penalize a student like this over said student's assertion of her right to free speech.

                                Or am I reading this too simply? The principle should remove the stick he's got in his arse. He really does seem like a very silly and simple person.

                                Other than that, this post was supposed to be here, not in that thread.

                                Thanks to the BBC and the Guardian for the superb dramatisation of last years riots. Good way of doing it.

                                "The crowd realised that we were not moving forward, because we had too few officers."
                                "If you're not getting the picture you want, you're not close enough" - Robert Capa
                                "Your first 14000 pictures are your worst" - HCB
                                - David Bailey! Who's he?!
                                I am one of "the two most level headed and pragmatic regular posters on the politics forum" according to anonymous sources.
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                                Bustin' chops since the late 80s

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                                  speaking of the comment section of online news articles..... http://www.local10.com/sports/LeBron...z/-/index.html

                                  the amount of racism that still brews is fascinating.
                                  Originally posted by MadCat360
                                  You've never driven your car hard and you never will. Only a professional racing driver can drive a car hard. Everyone else sucks.

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                                    Originally posted by nomix View Post
                                    Thanks to the BBC and the Guardian for the superb dramatisation of last years riots. Good way of doing it.

                                    "The crowd realised that we were not moving forward, because we had too few officers."
                                    If you are refering to last night's BBC documentary, being replayed now, I agree. A very interesting documentary.

                                    BBC TV - The Riots: In Their Own Words - Part 2 The Police

                                    Last week, it was the "rioters" who had their say, though looters and yobs would be a more accurate description. The two documentaries were scheduled to be shown in July, but were held up by Judge on a pending court case.

                                    No incidents this year, maybe becuase the perpretrators found out afterwards, that thousands got quickly arrested, processed by the courts with no bail and then sent to jail for a long time when found guilty.

                                    It wasn't the free ride they thought it was going to be.
                                    Last edited by Heathrow; August 21st, 2012, 11:41 PM.

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                                      What if somebody raped Todd Akin?

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                                        Originally posted by remizak View Post
                                        School withholds valedictorian's diploma over the word "hell" in her commencement address.

                                        http://kfor.com/2012/08/18/46913/





                                        gotta love the irony of this given the name of the school's mascot.
                                        Jehova, Jevoha, Jehova - splattttt.



                                        Hell I am I glad that we have become civilised and don't go around stoning people anymore - what?

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                                          Originally posted by Cellos88GT View Post
                                          speaking of the comment section of online news articles..... http://www.local10.com/sports/LeBron...z/-/index.html

                                          the amount of racism that still brews is fascinating.
                                          Yeah. And if it's pointed out, the response is always stuff like "why is it that when people tell the truth about race, they're allways put down?". These kinds of people are the people who would read the Sun, they are, to a certain degree, very unintelligent. Not because they're right wing, but because they spout incredible amounts of effing bullshit.

                                          Originally posted by Heathrow View Post
                                          If you are refering to last night's BBC documentary, being replayed now, I agree. A very interesting documentary.

                                          BBC TV - The Riots: In Their Own Words - Part 2 The Police

                                          Last week, it was the "rioters" who had their say, though looters and yobs would be a more accurate description. The two documentaries were scheduled to be shown in July, but were held up by Judge on a pending court case.

                                          No incidents this year, maybe becuase the perpretrators found out afterwards, that thousands got quickly arrested, processed by the courts with no bail and then sent to jail for a long time when found guilty.

                                          It wasn't the free ride they thought it was going to be.
                                          If we're to refer to the rioters as yobs, and I agree a large number of them were, I think quite a lot of police officers should be referred to as "racist power mad bastards". Not all, very, very far from it. But a relatively large number.

                                          As for the people arrested after the riots, I'm a little split. Breaking the law is criminal and illegal and all that, but some of the penalties dolled out on rioters and riot-related crimes have just been redicilous. I just don't accept the rationale of making an example of someone.

                                          Then again, someone has to make sure the criminal classes get the recruitment they sorely need. So it makes sense to send first time offenders to jail, I suppose.

                                          Originally posted by BlaRo View Post
                                          What if somebody raped Todd Akin?
                                          Sadly, Todd Akin can't get pregnant. He hasn't got a womb. But I suppose we could introduce a fetus into his colon. See if he wants to remove it.
                                          "If you're not getting the picture you want, you're not close enough" - Robert Capa
                                          "Your first 14000 pictures are your worst" - HCB
                                          - David Bailey! Who's he?!
                                          I am one of "the two most level headed and pragmatic regular posters on the politics forum" according to anonymous sources.
                                          blog
                                          Bustin' chops since the late 80s

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