mav1234

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  1. mav1234 added a post in a topic Confederate Flag.... Hate or Heritage?   

    A hate crime?  Who was the victim?
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  2. mav1234 added a post in a topic Shelby church to fly Christian flag over American flag   

    That was added to the Pledge in the 50s.  Not everyone says the line, and a court of appeals even found it unconstitutional (the Supreme Court overturned the ruling due to plaintiffs standing, and did not rule on Constitutionality).
    http://www.religioustolerance.org/nat_pled1.htm
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  3. mav1234 added a post in a topic Apple has removed all civil war games from the App Store   

    Is it really an arbitrary difference, though?  You can't separate the Confederate Battle Flag from its history. There's nothing arbitrary about pointing out the various facets of that history that make it inappropriate to fly over government buildings/on statehouse grounds.
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  4. mav1234 added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    I don't think the three entities listed as "Good" are "good."  Nor do I think Israel is "bad."  In all four cases the reality is so much more complicated than simple adjectives.
    For instance, internationally Israel is not always rated very highly in freedom of the press.  The Press Freedom Index has it at 96th in the world.  For reference, the US is 46th, Russia is 148, and many of the small European countries make up the top 5.  Freedom House gave Israel it's lowest possible "Free" rating, but still marked it as Free, though it has been marked as "Partially Free" a couple times in recent memory.  There's been all sorts of censorship crises there, esp. relating to the military. It is, however, the best rating in the ME.
    But it is undeniably the only "western democracy" in the region.  We could discuss the rising power of a non-secular faction there, if we wanted, but meh.
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  5. mav1234 added a post in a topic Apple has removed all civil war games from the App Store   

    imo, there's a difference between the flag of the current, sitting government flying over buildings, and the flag of a rebel country - that in addition to that has all sorts of meaning to a lot of people regarding hate and the like - that was defeated in a war flying over a government building.  I don't think you can directly compare the two.
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  6. mav1234 added a post in a topic Shelby church to fly Christian flag over American flag   

    Totally agreed.
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  7. mav1234 added a post in a topic Shelby church to fly Christian flag over American flag   

    I'm not entirely sold on religious organization tax exemption status but I certainly don't think this church should be treated any differently by the government because of this.  Who the hell cares.
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  8. mav1234 added a post in a topic You Know It! I know It Trump Is   

    remember when Tenochtitlan was a sanctuary city?  see what happens when you allow immigrants into your cities?
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  9. mav1234 added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    By apparent international observer standards at the time, it apparently was.  That doesn't mean that I would be satisfied with it.
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  10. mav1234 added a post in a topic For this point forward I'm identifying as "white" and nobody can tell me otherwise   

    guiz guiz I know racism is a problem but its EVERYONES problem, so until all the black people take some blame, I'm gonna bitch about them bitching about it.
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  11. mav1234 added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

     I'm not even satisfied with the American election system.  Why would I be satisfied with your version of what happened in 1984?
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  12. mav1234 added a post in a topic The Dukes of Hazzard pulled from TVLAND   

    Haha I like Big Government Pstall.
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  13. mav1234 added a post in a topic FREE HEALTH CARE!!   

    People are sicker than expected?  Welp, sounds like we waited so long to address the health care situation, we've got a bit of a crisis on our hands.
    That darn Obama, making people sick. 
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  14. mav1234 added a post in a topic Whispers going around that US might create new alternative currency   

    Prestige, promises of wealth, a united europe, easier tourism spending, etc.  But the currency is inflexible which makes it doubly hard to deal with recessions. 
    The more I think about it the more I think it would probably be a good idea for Greece to get out of the Eurozone amicably for now, but I may be wrong. 
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  15. mav1234 added a post in a topic Wisconsin Republicans vote to dramatically scale back oversight of lawmakers, other public officials   

    Not all of us that are Democrats like what Hillary did, either.  If she is the Dem nominee I'm not voting (edit: maybe for a 3rd party but meh).
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