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Journal Journal: Two very simple statements: 49

1) All people born the the United States are US citizens* **

2) Opposition to equal rights and privileges under the law is bigotry

Please show any and all rationalizations in whatever refutations you may put forth.

*I am curious if anybody wants to change that.

thankyouverymuch

UPDATE:

**Okay let's print the interesting bits:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.

'subject to the jurisdiction thereof'... It looks like some people are going to try and pull a fast one saying that undocumented people are 'not under US jurisdiction', which is bullshit. That only applies to diplomats and other foreign officials that are protected from the court system. Undocumented people, on the other hand, are completely subject to any whim of the state, definitely subject to the jurisdiction thereof...

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Journal Journal: I am very impressed by the lack of respect for women 17

I am very disappointed with the lack of pushback. Maybe I shouldn't be. Maybe from the individual perspective, it's no biggie, not enough to motivate any collective action anyway. The only accurate documentation we have are the voting records. Media polls and surveys are worse than anecdotal responses. There's not enough medical records. I mean, at the end of the day, the costumes come off, have some dinner, starting humping like rabbits, take some pills... and tomorrrow's just another day at the office. Why mess up a good thing? Don't believe the TV, people are happy!

But mom! He started it!

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Journal Journal: Robertson, Coulter, and Trump, oh my! 6

The material writes itself. CHAA! It has been a million times already. But it made me laugh this time (it's so cool and retro, like Johnny Rockets), so I have to share it with the rest of the camp.

~Bill+Dog, you are a true gem (still trying to figure out which one, but that's another JE), a real American, with an invincible, impenetrable mind. I most sincerely wish you nothing but the best.

And now for a little suggestion to the Slashdot staff,

I was just recently made aware of a couple of issues in regards to the moderation system, which actually I consider well done. The only thing I would probably, um, change, is that a person should not be able to moderate comments made by anybody in their friends or foes list. Up or down, it doesn't matta! I believe this will 'moderate' abuse of the system, making it more likely the comment will get moderated and not the relationship.

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Journal Journal: The Iran "Deal" has some good points 27

Basically it is a reconnaissance mission..

"The military option would remain on the table, but the fact is, that military option would be enhanced because we'd been spending the intervening number of years gathering significantly more detail about Iran's nuclear program. So when it comes to the targeting decisions that would be made by military officials either in Israel or the United States, those targeting decisions would be significantly informed, and our capabilities improved, based on the knowledge that has been gained in the intervening years through this inspections regime." -- some press secretary dude

I'm just not sure if spelling that out so honestly is such a good idea.

And, in true Corleone fashion, homes says:

"congressional rejection of this deal leaves any U.S. administration only one option: another war in the Middle East. I say this not to be provocative. I'm stating a fact."

By the way my friend mimics his new hero and war mongering press, and already stating his opposition to the deal, I know he prefers war, and of course, will deny that also. That's so weird, to hide ones feelings like that, out of some kind of shame? Who knows? What does one gain from that? Victory? Over what? It's just so much wasted energy propping up so many contradictions, all for an illusion... It's a double-triple life, like an airline pilot with three separate families around the globe. But they live their fantasies, maybe he's frustrated that he can't.

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Journal Journal: Any person that stands in opposition to equal rights is a bigot 22

This is empirical, established, scientific fact. It is in no way an accusation of any kind, and should never be taken as such. The only... heh.. *nuance* to all this is whether it is a conscious act. In many cases I would say it is not, until that person is made aware, and then consciously denies the facts laid before him. But here again, I cannot deny the sincerity behind such denials. The person actually believes them. This faith overcomes all reason and is subsequently served by it, and the result is... interesting

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Journal Journal: Torn between two lovers, feeling like a fool 10

Loving both of you is breaking all the rules ...

:-) Yes, Mr. Smith, Obama is a conservative (neo-liberal, Reagan variety), just like your new buddy, doing his little war dance, so be patient. Take comfort in knowing that Hillary will jump right in. Like her predecessors, she too can turn lead into gold. She is everything you want except just not technically a republican. Oh, and I'm sure you will find the sources much more interesting than the story. That's why I picked them out.
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Journal Journal: national debt = i 13

It is an imaginary number created by investors to give themselves a credit line that never has to be paid back. It is simply socialized through the process of austerity and prison, and of course, war. Medicare/social security isn't the plantation. Your bigoted trickle down economy is, and it must be burned to the ground and the ashes buried deep.

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Journal Journal: Here's something rather novel 2

Facts and Evidence for Public Policy Considerations(pdf):
http://www.gunvictimsaction.org/downloads22/FirearmsTrainings%20_StudyDocument_F_062115.pdf

This is as opposed to speculation and opinion...

Sorry, they won't let me link... which to me, reflects badly. You would think they want to people to see it, but it's a control thing...

The study was produced for a group with a name that has, intentionally or not, a great distracting presence amongst those who look for such things. Let the hand waving begin!

Oh, so there you are!

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