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by Justsit
Tue May 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.
Replies: 44
Views: 862

Re: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.

I think that it is very difficult for those not living in the US to understand just how deeply racism pervades every level of US society. Our country was torn apart by a vicious Civil War fought over slavery of black people, and the repercussions persist even until today. There is no denying that ra...
by Justsit
Mon May 14, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.
Replies: 44
Views: 862

Re: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.

Colorado State University https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/04/608533284/college-apologizes-after-native-american-students-visit-is-sidelined-by-police Yale University, Connecticut https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/nyregion/yale-black-student-nap.html Philadephia https://www.nytimes.c...
by Justsit
Sun May 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.
Replies: 44
Views: 862

Re: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.

rightviewftw wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 7:31 pm
It is normal that concerned people call the police when people do not comply with rules and ignore one when being admonished.
But what about when the people do comply with the rules and the police are called anyway, as in the cases I mentioned?

Is that supposed to be normal too?
by Justsit
Sun May 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.
Replies: 44
Views: 862

Re: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.

There have been a number of similar situations in the US in the past several weeks alone. White woman calls police on two Native American students she didn't think belonged on a college tour; white woman calls police on a black student who fell asleep in a common room on Yale campus; manager of a St...
by Justsit
Fri May 04, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If you need cheering up...
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: If you need cheering up...

Kindness. :heart: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5679627/Heartwarming-photos-proves-kindness-strangers-DOES-exist.html And the rest of the story...The waitress who cut up the meat for the elderly man was awarded a $16k college scholarship after her story was posted on Facebook. https://w...
by Justsit
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 1158

Re: What is Facebook?

Now it's confirmed that Big Brother really is watching. Facebook tracks you even if you’re not a user

"Facebook collects “data of people who have not signed up for Facebook” for security reasons." Whose security??
Disturbing stuff.
by Justsit
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should restaraunts with religious owners be shunned?
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Should restaraunts with religious owners be shunned?

I didn't click the Washington Examiner link as it might be corrupted, so I'm commenting on the idea of shunning restaurants only. The president and COO of of Chick-Fil-A made a series of comments regarding his views on gay marriage (based on his religious beliefs) back in 2012. [urlhttps://en.wikipe...
by Justsit
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 1158

Re: What is Facebook?

...ideally, a wise man has nothing to hide except for practical reasons ... Such as? Our worldly laws are not meant to be perfect, but they are necessary to organize the relationships between individuals within the group (practical reasons). .... I'm looking for examples of what you consider "pract...
by Justsit
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 1158

Re: What is Facebook?

Where does the expectation of privacy come from?... In US law, it comes from the Fourth Amendment. In business transactions, it comes from confidentiality statements, consent forms, etc. In health care, it comes from HIPAA regulations. (HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of ...
by Justsit
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 1158

Re: What is Facebook?

retrofuturist wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:20 am
Greetings,

Well, well, well, what's this...?

...

Check the date of the article.

:spy:

:ugeek:

Paul. :)
OK, but as my scientist friend repeatedly reminds me, correlation does not imply causation.
by Justsit
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 1158

Re: What is Facebook?

I raised the hypothetical question as it can be a useful tool for reflection... Nevertheless, we generally tend to hide things that we know that they are unwholesome. Most of the users of Facebook (and this can be extended to the vast majority of human beings) act seeking future gratification of se...
by Justsit
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is this the cutest dog in the world ?
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: Is this the cutest dog in the world ?

Poms are fairly common in the US. I voted no, because I prefer larger, less frentic dogs who don't yap. Just my opinion, though, plenty of people think they're cure.
by Justsit
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 102
Views: 2642

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Trump wrote: Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. Absolutely false if the USSR of the cold war is being implied by the use of "russia". I lived in the USA during a lot of that cold war and what trump said here is patently false. I think th...
by Justsit
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Politics is boring
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Politics is boring

Coëmgenu wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:08 am
...
:zzz:
Yes, except, sadly, the immense suffering as a result of politics is :cry: .
by Justsit
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: ban heretics
Replies: 73
Views: 2175

Re: ban heretics

Justsit wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:41 pm
rightviewftw wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:37 pm
Justsit wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:29 pm

Are you attained to view?
Don't ask me that, i am sure bunch of people will happily comment on this for you.
A simple yes or no will suffice.
Still no response?
by Justsit
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: ban heretics
Replies: 73
Views: 2175

Re: ban heretics

rightviewftw wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:37 pm
Justsit wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:29 pm
rightviewftw wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:33 am
...they are not all attained to view.
Are you attained to view?
Don't ask me that, i am sure bunch of people will happily comment on this for you.
A simple yes or no will suffice.
by Justsit
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: ban heretics
Replies: 73
Views: 2175

Re: ban heretics

rightviewftw wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:33 am
...they are not all attained to view.
Are you attained to view?
by Justsit
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2913

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

On March 21, the US Senate passed into law the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA). This law holds websites accountable for posts by third parties, resulting in US Craigslist deleting its entire Personals section due to fears of legal action against a few thinly-veil...
by Justsit
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Creating a Practice When Life is Hard
Replies: 25
Views: 688

Re: Creating a Practice When Life is Hard

Just try telling your mindfulness-friendly doctor that your goal is complete cessation of suffering, for example. He or she will do things to make it clear to you that you are not supposed to have this as a goal. Are you sure about that? :spy: Perhaps there was some misunderstanding in the discussi...
by Justsit
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 540
Views: 23637

Re: POTUS 2017

It seems to me that Trump is attempting to run the government the same way he runs a corporation; he acts like the CEO of America, Inc. rather than a US President. The man has never held public office and does not appear to understand how the the political process actually works - or at least is sup...