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1   mell   Aug 16, 9:19pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

iwog says

This means Antifa is most closely aligned with libertarians, not liberals. Antifa hates liberals and hates Democrats.

That's incorrect. Antifa strongly supports violence to support their mostly ultra-leftists goals and they have taken an unholy alliance with today's Democrats. Libertarians do not support violence against free speech, in fact they are strongly opposed to it.

2   mell   Aug 16, 9:33am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Indiana Jones says

I have to say I am shocked at the lack of condemnation of the white supremacy movement here on Patnet. I had an inkling it was leaning way to the right, but wow. What I see here by many is the defensive wiggling around the facts to try to paint those protesting racial hatred in a bad light. And lots of whining.

Harboring hatred or defining yourself through your hatred leads you only down a dark alley into your own personal hell.

Where do you see that? The people defending Nazis are close to zero on this site. Don't make the mistake of confusing relativism with sympathy or defense (though it can be used by those who sympathize). Relativism means that the Nazis are not the great singularity in history people have been claiming and this is actually supported by facts and numbers. That doesn't make them less scary or guilty, but it is a dangerous fallacy to automatically equate relativism with sympathy or defending of Nazi ideology. It is of course a useful method to detect any possible relativism with the goal of keeping up the 2-fraction separation and the if you're not with us you're against us mentality instead of engaging in a proper dialectic discourse.

3   mell   Aug 16, 9:08am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

YesYNot says

So sad. Antifa was an organization that opposed Hitler's party. They got violent to oppose the violent wing of the Nazi party. Hitler won over the minds of the people and that led to WWII and the Holocaust. That site then blames Antifa for Hitler. Brilliant! Today, people are repeating history. So cliche.

And then proceeded to support Marxism, Leninism and Stalinism which killed far more people than the Nazis.

4   mell   Aug 16, 9:01am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Goran_K says

In fact parenting plays the biggest role.

"Institutionalized racism" has been a non-factor for many decades. Yet that's the first canary people try to point to even though it flew away long ago.

Fully agreed. Further vilifying male energy and dominance harms kids as these days many clearly grow up without enough fatherly influence.

5   mell   Aug 16, 8:39am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

I really admire Trump for being the only fair person in a room full of reporters asking utterly one-sided questions in a desperate attempt to support The Narrative.

Not one reporter asked about the violent anti-Fa or whatever you want to call them.

Trump really has my fully support now. He's absolutely right that the news is fake. It's continuous and pervasive propaganda.

Why is there zero mention in the press of the mobs of leftists armed with bats looking to beat up people?

Equally stunning is the fact that Trump explicitly condemned the Nazis/KKKlansmen one day before and the press pretty much eradicated the fact that this condemnation ever happened, placing Trump near White Supremacists again.

6   mell   Aug 15, 10:46pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Agreed, good post. We need more of those.

7   mell   Aug 15, 10:41pm     ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   quote    

epitaph says

Nobody is saying this about the current affair,

Very true, compared to Orlando this was a piece of cake to avoid for a well-trained police-force. I maintain my stance the authorities are complicit in this.

8   mell   Aug 15, 10:26pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

TwoScoopsMcGee says

Watch Trump talking today. He's the only goddamn adult on television, condemning all sides. No matter how clearly he says it, no matter how clearly he demands the media mention there were both assholes and peaceful protesters on both sides, the Oligarch Legacy Media Stooges keep trying to make it wholly and solely about Nazis and "the rise of White Supremacy".

Agreed though I thought it was important that he also condemned Nazi ideologies yesterday, there's nothing wrong with speaking out against fascist or socialist ideologies that go against a free nation and show compassion. Yesterday's proclamation and today's interview were pretty impressive while he seemed to struggle a bit before under the heat. Btw. also Karl Denninger makes a similar point here: https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=232302

9   mell   Aug 15, 10:17pm     ↑ like (7)   ↓ dislike   quote    

The authorities are mostly to blame for this. They knew the protesters had a permit, then used the state of emergency - the only way - to "legally" void that permit and tell the protesters to disperse, knowing well that they would run into armed and violent counter-protesters during the dispersion. Instead they could have simply held up the counter-protesters - who had no permit - until the protesters had dispersed. There's no doubt that mixing some of the more genuine protesters with Nazi-admirers and violent claqueurs, followed by the tragic lethal car ramming and the usual knee-jerk Orwellian fake news coverage at the intellectual level of a 5 year old dealt a huge blow to anybody standing right from the far left, as they are left defenseless in their attempts at any dialectic or logical discourse in the face of Eurabia going to war with Oceania, were no prisoners will be taken. I would even go further and say any parents and friends are to blame if they let their kids or close friends go to such useless protests and/or counter-protests without at least trying hard to dissuade them and tell them to focus on their self-improvement instead of risking their lives for merely being pawns used by the (social) media, hyped and forgotten within the same year. Do better things with your life!

10   mell   Apr 29, 4:20pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

iwog says

That's why I'm arrogant enough to contradict climate scientists. I don't care what the variables are. Whatever they are, whatever the sum result, this is what is going on and it's a pretty damn smooth curve considering how small the sampling is. I don't NEED to justify my projections and provide a proof because all I'm doing is observing the trend.

It's a doomsday trend.

It doesn't look like 2017 will break any global temperature records, neither ocean nor land, nor combined. It will likely be among the warmer/warmest years, however that could as well be the beginning of a retrace from the highs of the last 10 years. Particularly Europe had a really cold winter/spring.

11   mell   Apr 26, 9:48am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

YesYNot says

If the standard deduction becomes bigger than the MID for the majority of homebuyers, people will get zero benefit from the MID. Even if they still take the MID, the benefit is significantly decreased for the vast majority of people.

That's great, since the MID is crony capitalism at its best. Either let everyone take the same deductions or do away with deductions and (income) taxes altogether. Everything else is crony-capitalist wanking.

12   mell   Apr 25, 8:02pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

There are healthier sugar substitutes such as stevia and the - more popular in Europe - sugar alcohols (xylitol, mannitol, sorbitol etc.), but esp. the long-standing sugar alcohols have been demonized and pushed out by the US big food lobby so they can push their aspartame, acesulfame and sucralose crap. In any case a high fat, medium protein and low carb diet is now deemed superior to pretty much all other diets.

13   mell   Apr 25, 7:55pm     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Dan8267 says

Nonetheless, you remain a hypocrite until you retract either your opposition to race quotas or your condemnation of Warren for allegedly trying to avoid being screwed over by those race quotas. It is no surprise to me that you choose to embrace hypocrisy when given this choice. I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised, but your behavior is as predictable as it is dishonorable.

Normally white people - in opposition of AA or not - do not try to game the system by (knowingly) falsely claiming to be a minority (there is nothing to prove as nobody ever found a shred of evidence that she is even 1/32 NA, so she isn't). I'm pretty sure she is aligned with the party stance and pro-AA, but of course we don't have a definitive answer. Either way she remains a hypocrite even if she admittedly had some good arguments against the big banks and Wall Street.

14   mell   Apr 23, 4:15pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

FP says

What a stupid thing to say! One person paying higher tax will not change anything,

Do you really not realize this, or you just couldn't resist using the standard 2 second BS soundbite used by conservative media personalities?

Easy there, you seem to forget that Bernie is entirely paid by taxpayer money and yet pays almost nothing in taxes, so net he drains the system of money without employing a single person. For somebody on the taxpayer payroll to come out swinging and looking like a hypocritical idiot like he did was a big mistake. May cost him.

15   mell   Apr 5, 7:36am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

YesYNot says

Do you really think George Zimmerman was innocent?

Absolutely. Without stand your ground law it may have been involuntary manslaughter at best if at all. This was one of the easiest cases. Now try the OJ case..

16   mell   Apr 4, 8:22pm     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE says

Drop Rosie O'Donnell on ISIS.

Whoa easy here, never heard of the Geneva convention?

17   mell   Apr 4, 8:19pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

I'm with curious, NOTHING (without arming the rebels) is the right policy here. Not criticizing Obummer for doing nothing (he got that right IMO even though he shouldn't have made the red line comment in the first place), but for arming the rebels.

18   mell   Apr 4, 9:06am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Rew says

Mell, you mean like civil/revolutionary wars that lead to independence?

On their own volition they can. Not if the vast majority supports the current administration that has managed to have people of various religions and cultures live peacefully next to each other for many years.

19   mell   Apr 4, 8:49am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

You go and tell the US government to go screw themselves and establish your own "rebel" state armed to the teeth within the US and see how long it will take for the government to come and take you and your family out. Or just don't pay your taxes and react hostile when they come for you. Please don't try this at home!

20   mell   Apr 3, 8:49am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Dan8267 says

lostand confused says

Even if a partial lists wins the petition, won't those leftie judges and the 9th circuit just deem it unconstitutional?

The solution is to replace the conservative left and the conservative right judges and politicians with liberals. Until that happens, government will suck.

The reason these obscene payment obligations have been broadly supported by politicians of either side is that it relieves government from welfare payments in many cases and it keeps the authoritarian government clamp tight around you. You need small government/personal liberty minded people (libertarians) in that case in charge, who can make these decisions because they are just from an ethical standpoint even if it would mean more financial burden on their district/state or on the federal level.

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