You say that, and yet, despite historically great conditions the French still rose up and killed the aristocracy.
So what you're saying is that you have absolutely no understanding of history. Which is fine. But so long as you stay in that mode, consider keeping your nonsense zipped. You're just embarrassing yourself.
and how is inequality not leading to the destruction of individual freedoms?
No, the burden is on YOU to explain how the fact that your neighbor makes twice your income is somehow destroying, say, your freedom of speech. Be specific.
Oh, my mistake - as of last summer you can pump your own gas in rural counties, at night. Freedom!
Teaching critical thinking in school can't stand up to the power of indoctrination by Mom, Dad, and God at home. Religious parents actively work to ensure that their children see them (and the church) as the only authoritative source of truth.
Way to paint with a broad brush. Catholic schools are full of the children of religious parents, and the instructors are usually priests and nuns. The nuns will kick your damned ass if you're intellectually lazy. Whenever I reflect on my education, I always thank Sister Catherine Joseph, one of my 6th grade teachers. She was a mean woman, and I hated her guts, but she was one of the best teachers I've ever known. She taught two subjects: Science and Religion, and she taught both of them rigorously, and well.
Never underestimate someone who believes they have been commanded by god to turn your child into a thinking, reasoning, well educated member of society.
If someone uses fake news then by definition they're not a progressive.
Thank you so much. Funniest thing I've read all day. Whew! Good one.
I see three things that are properly called "press releases" in the headlines of Slashdot this morning. It's a typical beginner mistake. Please stop.
Here's a fact: more people find Trump credible (45%) than the mainstream media (42%). BTW, Trump supporters take him seriously, but not literally. They aren't parsing his words for nuance and subtlety.
Point to ANY non-minor, non-retracted error in WaPo or NYT. Show me ONE.
Forty lies from the mainstream media last week. WaPo tells some whoppers.
45% of people believe Trump is credible
42% of people believe the mainstream media is credible
The MSM did that to themselves.
ECC memory has been available for a long time and most servers use it, I have no idea why voting machines and other important devices wouldn't.
Oregon, land of mandatory full service, where they don't even trust you to pump your own gas?
It varies a lot by state (and even more outside the US). The intent to kill isn't a hard requirement for attempted murder - sometimes the line is drawn at an intentional action that could reasonably cause death. Seems like the sort of charge an ambitious prosecutor might try on.
Also worth noting: if maliciously calling in a fake 911 call is a felony, then in most states it would be murder if someone actually died as a result.
"Reports of" an active shooter mean fuck-all. Mass shootings are incredibly, vanishingly rare events. The false-positive rate is over 99%. Yes, you want cops in vests, just in case, but there's no rational excuse to go in gangbusters until there's first-hand evidence that it will do more good than harm.
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