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About mav1234

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  1. John Miller

    Clinton is another Clinton... which is more or less how Obama was. I don't like Hillary and I don't plan on voting for her, but Trump is an unknown and that concerns me more than the fact Hillary seems to hold whatever opinion is polling highest in the group she is trying to win votes from.
  2. so if you don't look like a traditional gendered stereotype you should start carrying around your birth certificate. come on libs this is common sense, think of the damage she could have done to the other patrons of that rest room without us knowing for sure she had a vagina
  3. "Keep Our State Straight"

    what the actual fug please tell me there is some kind of context missing from this statement
  4. Current projection: Hillary to win NY

    I don't really know if Hillary and Trump do have the same views on Government, because I have no fuging clue what Trump actually believes, haha. Fair point though -Hillary and mainstream Republicans have generally similar views on corporations.
  5. Current projection: Hillary to win NY

    stop complaining and vote republican! wooo yeah! ...also being able to have date nights is not auniquely american experience.
  6. Economic Freedom Zones

    Prevent exploitation by large corporations (how?) and this sounds like a good idea. But... how? Maybe prevent a business from receiving the tax break incentives if their employees in the region do not meet some proportion of their total workforce. This is definitely micro-Keynesian and could have some real benefits at revitalizing areas.
  7. Current projection: Hillary to win NY

    Sometimes you are so obtuse. You're telling someone "just to leave and find a country to fit his standard" if they don't like the US. One, this is as much his country as yours, and he has a right to try to affect change if he wishes. Two, if he is going to "just leave" the US, he is obviously going to pick a country that fits his ideology, which would lead him likely to some European countries, Canada, Australia; all of which are incredibly difficult to emigrate to. As you say, he should "find a country to fit his standard." Why not just participate in a process to make America that country?
  8. Harriet Tubman

    there are several definitions of a genocide, many of which apply quite strongly to what the US Gov't did to Native Americans, but it may be that the Trail of Tears specifically is "ethnic cleansing". The ICC's Rome Statue defines genocide as"any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such (a) Killing members of the group; (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group." Most other definitions require that the actor have political or legal authority in such a way that the action taken is "systematic", that is, through the power of the social or political structures in place. The intent aspect is where it gets difficult to delineate if what the US Gov't did would always be genocide. At times, there was definite intent, but at others, it may have simply been complete disregard for the well-being of other humans. See this and more at I don't think we should burn Jackson in effigy, though, and I think it is important to understand the context of the day so we can learn from it and never allow it to happen again, as you say.
  9. Current projection: Hillary to win NY

    You can't "always move", actually. It can be quite difficult to emigrate from the United States if you are not wealthy.
  10. Who built Stonehenge?

    The cuts aren't even that precise. They aren't perfect 90 degree angles and most have seveal degrees of variance... They even show it briefly in the show. On top of that, the show is just wrong on a number of areas and downright deceitful and misleading. It fails to mention that virtually every stone at Pumapunku had marks from being dragged, including many with grooves where ropes were. There's a really good response with some literature and archaeologists quotes in response to that show that's worth checking out, but I'm on my phone so it'd be tough to find. The biggest thing that irritated me was the apparent assumption that ancient cultures were full of dimwits, rather than the archetypes with complex metal tools that they were. I watched that episode and it pissed me off that they claimed that a "primitive people" couldn't possibly figure out how to chisel boxy shaped corners that approximated right angles. Blech. Or when they freak out about people without written language being able to plan... come on, these people communicated verbally and with pictures and symbols. Sorry,don't take my response personally... I just felt insulted by that episode haha. This isn't to say I don't think there could be aliens, I just don't see evidence in ancient stone structures..
  11. Who built Stonehenge?

    Eh... I always looked at it more thst these were logical constructs if one had a desire to build monuments that would tower over an area, given the limitations on building materials of the time.
  12. Josh's response to the AP

    Doubt he had any idea this was coming. I don't think he was a legit hold out worry, he just thought it'd give him leverage to get a contract here, which is what he wanted. He isn't coming back.
  13. Panthers rescind Norman's franchise tag...

    The team is unquestionably worse without him. Letting him walk at this point does nothing but save the team money. Disappointed is a mild understatement.
  14. Current projection: Hillary to win NY

    I feel strongly the opposite, given the Clinton's history with the Republican party... hopefully you're right though.
  15. Current projection: Hillary to win NY

    I'm not really convinced Hillary WILL get more done. For most Republicans, hate of the Clintons is damn personal. If they weren't going to work with Obama, why would they work with Hillary?