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David

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  1. My mom is heavily into all of these conspiracy theories. Even the really-far-out-there ones. She really does believe them, too, without proof. It's also worth noting though, that she's diagnosed Bipolar and Schizophrenic... I'm starting to wonder if the online conspiracy community and Alex Jones' radio show functions as a support group for those with certain mental illnesses who are in denial about it.
  2. The FBI can focus on multiple things at the same time. You are arguing that the FBI should not look into anything other than terrorism. The only thing bogging Trump down is his 6 months he's spent golfing aka grifting tax payers to funnel money to his properties. In fact, the FBI has separate divisions and departments under the Attorney General for counter-intelligence and terrorism, criminal investigations, cyber security and lab work. The FBI also has field offices in 56 major cities including San Juan, and 400 resident agencies in smaller cities whose purpose is to assist local to state authorities. Their function isn't to take over cases that are escalated to them from city, county or state-level law enforcement, rather, it is to assist them with national resources. I doubt the field office in San Juan gives a hoot about Trump. Although it should be a crime to pronounce "puay-tow-ree-ko" as badly as he does.
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    Millennials

    If you're wondering how to identify a millennial, in a professional conversation they almost always start their sentences with "So..." and raise pitch at the end of their sentences like they're asking a question when they are just stating something. I'm technically a millennial but I never do that; in fact, I think it's really annoying even though it's trivial.
  4. Dude, I just watched that movie a few weeks ago! I had never heard of that movie around the time it came out. Like most people, I had only heard of it after Donald Trump was elected. The movie is hysterical, clever and worth watching and paying 3.99 or whatever I paid to watch it, online. It's truly prophetic, unfortunately.
  5. I don't know why but I really enjoyed watching an extremely advanced and agile robot slip on a banana peel.
  6. You know who I can't stand? Laura Ingraham. She's so ignorant, hateful and annoying.
  7. I loved this song I'm not sure what that has to do with my point.
  8. I don't doubt that you all have good intentions but I do believe you're sheltered and misguided.
  9. You and many others on this forum live in a fantasy world.
  10. What the hell are you talking about? Can any of you explain further than that? Jesus Christ. I have two brothers who are half-black. They deal constantly with people asking them what their ethnicity or what they're mixed with. They somehow pass as white most of the time but I've had to hear the "N word" or "colored boy" used frequently right in front of them. You're just not going to convince me that race is just some social construct that isn't real and something to be dismissed. It's too wide-spread. It's real and there's real hatred and real ramifications. This is stupid.
  11. You're asking me all these questions like I'm supposed to have all the answers. I got pulled over in Kentucky of all places when I was 20 and swerving all over the place, and managed to get out of a DUI when I had obviously been drinking a lot. I guess that's one instance in which I realized I was white.
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    Off Topic

    Ironic name regarding what? If his name was BrightandSunny, I think I'd actually deem it ridiculous. In fact, I think I'd think of him as a looney-tune in that case. I think he has a cool screen name.
  13. What race are you? How do you know? I'm white. Like 99% of this forum. I guess I just know that because it's obvious. Hell, I don't know.
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    Off Topic

    It's Good Friday and I only know that because I happened to get today off, from work. To be completely honest, I'm not at all sure of what that means because I'm not religious at all. I just know that I just came back from my favorite Asian Buffet and when I went up front to try to pay my bill, this random guy in front of me snatched my bill from me and paid for my lunch and we ended up meeting and shaking hands. I thought that was really cool and a really nice gesture. Next time I'm out, I want to pay someone else's bill.
  15. I don't think race is just some social construct. That's b.s. to me. You can usually, simply look at someone and determine what race they are and the vast majority of others would agree. I don't know why some people feel the need to make this up and act like race is some dumb, completely made-up, unfounded thing. That certainly isn't to say that ideas of equality aren't valid. I just think it's stupid to deny that there's differences among different groups of people. I'm so tired of hearing about how race is just a social construct. We're never going to get anwhere with so many people touting that. I know a lot of you have really good intentions but you're delusional.
  16. Ken Star, really? Ken Star is a dumbass. Man, let the justice department evaluate all they want to. Except that it'd be waste of tax-payer money. Trump is absolutely screwed on the Stormy Daniels case. Yeah, it's a case regarding a porn star and hush money but she happened to hire a damn good attorney who is still likely to cause him to face criminal charges and for that reason, I still take the case very seriously. What's screwed Trump is that he was damned if he did and he was damned if he didn't. Michael Avenatti knew it, all along and he's good at setting traps. He's very strategic.
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    Media Propaganda

    I have to say, that's an insightful and very vaid argument considering the current political climate.
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    Media Propaganda

    Fox News used to be "better" than they are now. They used to merely spin news to a more conservative tilt. What they do now is pure propaganda and running cover Trump. The reason they've gotten worse is there are no real redeeming qualities about Trump, therefore it's easier to placate the sheep with stories about Bill Clinton from 30 years ago. That's fair.
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    Media Propaganda

    So your assertion is that Fox keeps guys like Shep around to give the illusion that they somehow remain a legitimate, 'fair and balanced' news source? I'm not saying you're right or wrong, I'm just curious to know more about what you think. I just never thought that Fox was quite as bad as folks on this forum made them out to be.
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    Media Propaganda

    Honestly, this is where I stand: If Fox happens to fire Shep Smith, I'll be compelled to be completely on board with all of your assertions. Outside of that, I'm giving them a pass in the meanatime. Don't get me wrong; I completely understand where you're coming from and overall, I really don't like Fox.
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    Media Propaganda

    Fox (minus Shep Smith) is absolute bullshit but I don't think I'd call it propaganda. They're just able to capitalize on a large number of ignorant Americans. Even though Trump loves Fox above all other news networks, I still wouldn't consider them propaganda because the network isn't state-ran and there's still a rogue person or two at Fox News, by the grace of God, whom I'm not sure I believe in. On the surface, though, it certainly appears as if Fox is State propaganda. I just think they aren't quite there, yet (and I certainly hope they would never be.)
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    Gun Rights

    We're all aware of the massive outcry. I just think these kids shouldn't be ignored or ostracized. I was in high school post-columbine but for some reason I never thought it was a big deal and never saw this as a big threat but times change. It gets to a certain point where enough is enough. They apparently do and went through the trouble to make that known. I think they deserve some consideration. Republicans don't seem to want to give that to them after all of the trouble they went through, organizing. I think that's really sad.
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    Media Propaganda

    I strongly contend that the American media isn't about propaganda, but much more-so about entertainment. The difference is that it is consumer-based.
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    Gun Rights

    Perhaps its just me but I think its very uncouth and inconsiderate to go after students like this. They're just kids who know in their heart is what is right. Sometimes, common sense can actually be found in high school students, believe it or not. They haven't experienced life enough to be confused by the complications that come with politics but that certainly doesn't mean their arguments are any less valid, IMO. I really commend young people taking a stand in this manner. It's more refreshing than anything else, to me.
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