Indeed, but perhaps it's simpler than that:
"All this was inspired by the principle—which is quite true within itself—that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying."
President Kennedy was screwing more women than Bill Clinton could dream of
Bullshit. Of course, all the references are either MSM or government, so I'm sure they'll be rejected out of hand as being in the bag for JFK.
Though historically much of what comes from a major news outlet wasn't fake, completely and demonstrably false.
Indeed. It seems to me, in the past, each side of an issue would spin a common set of facts to their respective advantage. The difference today is that one side, the other, or both, find it much easier to simply create their own facts. And I'm not inclined to place all the "blame" on uneducated people believing the bullshit because regardless of the point of view there will certainly be myriad web sites, blogs and other sources on the internet that can be turned to for "corroboration". I think if people don't "fact-check", it's because they don't know who to believe. No matter who you look to, there will always be someone who claims they're "biased".
This single story sums up CNN: Math is racist. [cnn.com]
So, first, you're misrepresenting the title, which is: Math is racist: How data is driving inequality
What about the story is bullshit? I might agree that the title is over-the-top and if all you do is scan the first 15 characters of story titles, then you might have a point. But deliberately misrepresenting the title in order to excoriate CNN is part of the problem.
Hating an individual is not a hate crime
According to the FBI, a hate crime is:
"A hate crime is a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias. For the purposes of collecting statistics, the FBI has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.” Hate itself is not a crime—and the FBI is mindful of protecting freedom of speech and other civil liberties."
Does that mean a baker doesn't have to bake a cake for a gay couple? They are both private companies, yet one gets to decide who uses their service based on political ideology.
No. The bakery is a 'public accommodation' and, as such, has to abide by things like the Civil Rights Act. Apparently, (IDK), Oregon extends these federal protections to LGBT people.
Are platforms of speech critical to political discourse in the country and should they be protected?
I personally believe so and, if twitter were the only internet platform for disseminating (political) speech, then they should be compelled to restore the accounts they've suspended. But they're not the only platform, so...
You know how I know your lying? Liberals don't believe in the second amendment.
Well, I'm a liberal and I absolutely believe in the Second Amendment. In fact, I'm to the right of the NRA. And there are other issues for which I'm to the left of socialists.
From the conclusion at the end of the linked excerpt from the Federal Register:
The Special Conditions
Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the following special conditions are issued as part of the type certification basis for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane.
The design shall prevent all inadvertent or malicious changes to, and all adverse impacts upon, all systems, networks, hardware, software, and data in the Aircraft Control Domain and in the Airline Information Domain from all points within the Passenger Information and Entertainment Domain.
Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 21, 2007. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. E7-25467 Filed 12-31-07; 8:45 am]
No, we can't. We have no such capability.
The only way you're going to stomp ISIS into the ground is to level Sunni cities, and kill ALL the people living in them. The west is not willing to do that.
The ability to accomplish a task has nothing to do with a willingness to accomplish a task.
So in a few hundred years we will be back to the same point again.
"The hand of Vengeance found the bed
To which the Purple Tyrant fled;
The iron hand crush'd the Tyrant's head
And became a Tyrant in his stead."
thanks to wm. blake.
Probably had something to do with a requirement that in return for a FREE PLACE TO LIVE, they had to actually look for work, or attend job training.
Right. And that's a problem. Try providing something for less fortunate people without strings. You know, providing for the sake of providing, because it's the RightThing(tm) to do, rather than as an effort to force your will on powerless people. What no one wants is the leash around their neck.
For every problem there is one solution which is simple, neat, and wrong. -- H. L. Mencken