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Old 07.12.2020, 17:01
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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I just thought it is funny and largely true about liberals who like to exaggerate and feign an outrage...Bringing Hitler and holocaust to make mundane argument is one of the signs of VS disorder...It has been used over and over by the liberal talking heads in US.
I still find it amusing that they think it is effective line of reasoning...
My statement was an analogy. It was theoretical in regard to people like yourself who apparently instinctively label anyone who expresses a moral-based ideology that is different from their own as being someone who is "virtue signalling." I think it's only your perception of my comment and others that you disagree with that is the exaggeration.

But if you want to discuss people who like to "exaggerate and feign an outrage," maybe we should discuss all the Trump supporters who are trying to invent election fraud right now due to their inability to face and accept reality?
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Generalizing much, putting every liberal in the same bag? Isn't it equivalent to saying that every conservative is a racist bigot gun-toting hick, who politizices a topic that should be addressed mostly by medical experts?
I can't get a gun until my C permit arrives sadly.
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Old 07.12.2020, 17:36
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Am I the only one to see the slight irony in how diametrically opposed BoredToDeath's and Ennui's posts are (in general), with nearly the same nickname?


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Old 07.12.2020, 18:11
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I can't get a gun until my C permit arrives sadly.
Why would it arrive sadly?
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My statement was an analogy. It was theoretical in regard to people like yourself who apparently instinctively label anyone who expresses a moral-based ideology that is different from their own as being someone who is "virtue signalling." I think it's only your perception of my comment and others that you disagree with that is the exaggeration.

But if you want to discuss people who like to "exaggerate and feign an outrage," maybe we should discuss all the Trump supporters who are trying to invent election fraud right now due to their inability to face and accept reality?
The problem is your analogy sucked. I suspect (correct me if I am wrong), that you have used the Holocaust to exemplify the complete clarity of your moral righteousness. If true, then you live in a parallel universe. The universe far far away from reality.
BTW, moral-based ideology is a thing that leads to distortion of reality and Hitler/Holocaust analogies. Get off your moral high horse for once, it might help you to see the viewpoints other than your own.
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The problem is your analogy sucked. I suspect (correct me if I am wrong), that you have used the Holocaust to exemplify the complete clarity of your moral righteousness. If true, then you live in a parallel universe. The universe far far away from reality.
BTW, moral-based ideology is a thing that leads to distortion of reality and Hitler/Holocaust analogies. Get off your moral high horse for once, it might help you to see the viewpoints other than your own.
The Holocaust is a common reference used in psychology and sociology when discussing morality and "collective conscience," etc. But it's a lot easier to just try to accuse me of "virtue signalling" than to actually understand that, isn't it?
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Trump—the "Peace President", so we are told here—seems intent on presiding over the largest number of executions in the US for well over a century. Breaking with the tradition that an outgoing president does not conduct executions during the transition period, his administration plans to execute five prisoners during Trump's lame duck period before Joe Biden is sworn in, bringing the total number of executions under Trump to 13.

Four of the five are black. During the Black Lives Matter unrest, four white men and no blacks were executed in what now appears to be a politically calculated move.

Biden has indicated that he will seek to abolish the death penalty for federal crimes.
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Trump—the "Peace President", so we are told here—seems intent on presiding over the largest number of executions in the US for well over a century. Breaking with the tradition that an outgoing president does not conduct executions during the transition period, his administration plans to execute five prisoners during Trump's lame duck period before Joe Biden is sworn in, bringing the total number of executions under Trump to 13.

Four of the five are black. During the Black Lives Matter unrest, four white men and no blacks were executed in what now appears to be a politically calculated move.

Biden has indicated that he will seek to abolish the death penalty for federal crimes.
The death penalty symbolizes what a violent society the USA is
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The death penalty symbolizes what a violent society the USA is
I don't know how it doesn't constitute an "unusual" punishment as per the constitution given that no other modern western society does it.
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Old 10.12.2020, 11:20
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

My instinctive reaction is that I think that the death penalty is barbaric. But then I stop and think about it... And in truth, I have no idea what I would want to happen if, for example, someone had brutally murdered my child.

I do remember watching a documentary about the serial killer Ted Bundy a year or so ago, and on the day of his execution, there were huge crowds gathered outside the prison, celebrating.
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My instinctive reaction is that I think that the death penalty is barbaric. But then I stop and think about it... And in truth, I have no idea what I would want to happen if, for example, someone had brutally murdered my child.

I do remember watching a documentary about the serial killer Ted Bundy a year or so ago, and on the day of his execution, there were huge crowds gathered outside the prison, celebrating.
The article I quoted notes that since 1973—a period of less than 50 years—160 people were wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death, and were later exonerated (some after being executed). 160!!! That should be reason enough to abolish the death penalty, as if the barbaric nature of the "punishment" weren't enough.

It's deeply ironic that prisoners on death row are housed in "Correctional Facilities". I don't see much opportunity to "correct" anybody after killing them.
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I don't know how it doesn't constitute an "unusual" punishment as per the constitution given that no other modern western society does it.
Unfortunately the western/eastern divide probably doesn't count much as far as this issue goes. Supporters of the death penalty would probably point to Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea as modern, otherwise progressive (in many senses) nations that still have the death penalty on their statute books. All but South Korea continue to apply it, too.
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Old 11.12.2020, 08:52
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Trump never has been “man of the year”. Bet that pisses him off.
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Trump has been on the cover approximately 30 times, and was man of the year in 2016. Apparently a fake cover hangs in many Trump Properties.

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Trump never has been “man of the year”. Bet that pisses him off.
Biden's key (only) achievement is that he is not Donald Trump.
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Trump has been on the cover approximately 30 times, and was man of the year in 2016. Apparently a fake cover hangs in many Trump Properties.
Not the first time for Biden on the cover either.
Not all the Trump covers were complimentary!
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Biden's key (only) achievement is that he is not Donald Trump.

Biden hasn't even taken office yet.

I would have voted for him even if it wasn't Trump that he was up against. Not everything about Biden has to do with Trump.
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Biden hasn't even taken office yet.

I would have voted for him even if it wasn't Trump that he was up against. Not everything about Biden has to do with Trump.
For 2020, I would have expected that the person that took the lead in the global Covid crisis would be person of the year. Unfortunately, there is no such person

Edit: oh, there is: all these people working in the medical sector!
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