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#3317013 Cops use rims as bait.

Posted by twylyght on 09 April 2015 - 02:42 PM

Huh? You think a black person saying the N-word and not getting in trouble is preferential treatment?

So this is indeed about white privilege. It isn't that white people want to say the n-word. It is just upsetting that black people can do something they cannot.

Guess I was right after all


When a white man kills someone and gets away with it where a black man would not, would this not be considered preferential treatment?  If I am given a pass for making sexist remarks because I am the boss, is that not preferential treatment?  If my bad behavior is considered more acceptable than someone else exhibiting the exact same behavior, is that not preferential treatment?  If I am given any consideration for lesser punishment (be it legal or communal) simply because of the color of my skin, does that not qualify as preferential treatment?


Why exactly is this so difficult to comprehend?  I am genuinely wondering if this concept is too hard to work out rather than the usual trolling that goes on here now.

#3313777 If Frank Kaminsky would have said what Andrew Harrison said about him... NSFW

Posted by twylyght on 06 April 2015 - 04:22 PM

We want racism to end while clinging to our prisms through which everything we see is race-related. The reason it exists is because MANY people WANT it to exist. The bullshit excuses before all of us is played out. It is why actual racism doesn't get the attention it deserves. So much outrage has been created that whenever the subject comes up, it's "time for our usual schpiel of bullshit outrage for today. More at 11"

#3311904 Salesforce - 1 Bigots - 0

Posted by twylyght on 04 April 2015 - 12:55 PM

As it pertains to Indiana aren't they asking for the government to not pass something?

I woukd have more faith in your view of community and free market to making it right of there was any historical precedent for it happening in the US.

That is a fair point to bring up. It certainly doesn't make headlines. If media outlets are seeking out known Christian business owners for the sake of asking a loaded question (my understanding is that this pizzeria doesn't cater unless delivering to school functions counts) that should clue you in to how little this actually plays out in everyday life. For good or bad, free market capitalism follows where motivation and value meet. Government's responsibility is to protect rights, not compel a particular group's morality upon everyone else.

#3308256 Arizona GOP Senator Wants Mandatory Church

Posted by twylyght on 01 April 2015 - 07:45 AM

I find education a key role like Mav mentioned but for a different reason, the economy.

Education can provide insight at the same time can provide/instill bias that was not there once due to framing and anchoring issues related to curriculums and teacher bias.

There's a reason for the saying, "the winners write the history."

#3308225 Arizona GOP Senator Wants Mandatory Church

Posted by twylyght on 01 April 2015 - 07:10 AM

Is that a problem? Should these people not have self governance because of their education level?

The problem to me is the first part of your statement and not the rest. Education is key and it is a problem in much of the country...


If education were key, then teen pregnancy wouldn't be the problem that it is.  People will follow their motivations regardless.  Education may provide expanded insights not otherwise available.  Beyond that, choices still have to be made.  There are going to be bad ones (much of the time judged either by hindsight or external perspective).

#3306286 Arizona GOP Senator Wants Mandatory Church

Posted by twylyght on 31 March 2015 - 06:25 AM

libertarianism is right there with marxism in the 'it would work perfectly, if it weren't for humans' spectrum.


One counts on people to live their lives as they see fit, so long as they don't infringe upon the rights of others while acknowledging the consequences side of the freedom coin (thereby counting on the existence of the failings of man).  The other hinges upon some magical entity to determine what is a fair distribution according to some nebulous notion of ability and needs (necessarily dismissing the failings of man).  Other than that, it's exactly the same.


Edit: If you are arguing that libertarians would endorse mandatory church in any fashion, you are either lying or outright too stupid to make it through the cliff notes.

#3306255 Salesforce - 1 Bigots - 0

Posted by twylyght on 31 March 2015 - 05:06 AM


hmmm yes hmmm indeed definitely the exact same thing


You finally stumbled on something correct

#3305063 Was beating Atlanta worth dropping 17 selections in the draft?

Posted by twylyght on 30 March 2015 - 06:29 AM

Beating Atlanta is ALWAYS worth it.  fug that city.  fug those fans.  Anyone asking this question should be perma-banned

#3302209 Salesforce - 1 Bigots - 0

Posted by twylyght on 27 March 2015 - 02:43 PM

The Deep South readily demonstrates the fallacy of your misguided beliefs.


"States Rights", the cry of all Bible thumping racists, circa 1850.


It is well past time to let that nonsense go.


Human civilization is becoming more intertwined every moment of every day, not less.


The pure libertarian vision you espouse is not conducive to creating or maintaining a modern society.


Good luck continuing to rail against the machine and praying for a collapse of the federal government.  If it should come to pass, you can finally live out your dream of living in a world only Mad Max could love.


Yet again... Somalia is a progressive socialist state that failed (and continues to fail) miserably.  Not a libertarian utopia.


Toss out another round of false equivilancies.  Toss out another backhanded comment about me being racist when you know that you're fully lying to yourself.  I know that if we let kids play at an early age, they don't give a whit about skin color.  That hatred is taught and nurtured into the smoldering fires that rage on here.

#3302111 Salesforce - 1 Bigots - 0

Posted by twylyght on 27 March 2015 - 01:48 PM

what is a reasonable extent of allowing oppression?


one the one hand, you don't want the feds to just leap into something the instant a minority of supposed progressives decide that something immoral is going on, because then you have the basic democratic problem of allowing a moral hegemony over the general populace.


on the other hand, by screaming states' rights and free market you're basically screwing the people who have to live with those decisions. if Store X in State Y decides it's going to deny hispanics the right to shop at their stores, and 95% of people in State Y dislike Hispanics and therefore agree with it, then the free market does not correct the problem and Hispanics continue to get screwed.


it's nuanced for those reasons, and it's also worth noting there's a precedent for subverting the oppression of the majority.


If you were speaking about homosexuality, I would be more inclined to agree with you about the ubiquitous nature of this discrimination.  If you were talking about the 50s & 60s, I would be more inclined to agree with you.  I know that 332d would love to believe that the only reason these scenarios are hard to find anymore is because they were made illegal.  The fact of the matter is that a business that discriminates based on skin color loses money in a big way.


Now, homosexuals are a group of persons that encounter this phenomenon in a widespread way.  If they choose, they can keep their sexuality undisclosed where someone of race doesn't have that option.  I am still hesitant when a couple in Colorado insists on going to a known Christian bakery to have their wedding cake adorned in penises and cry umbrage when they are refused service.  I don't agree that homosexuality is a sin against God, but I also don't agree that imposing my worldview on other people is ethical.


It is at these junctures that I side with letting community write its own course with respect to morality.  In the absence of one's rights being violated, government has no rightful place to tread.

#3301810 Salesforce - 1 Bigots - 0

Posted by twylyght on 27 March 2015 - 11:38 AM

Are you fine with a business turning away customers because of their skin color?

Personally? No. I don't give such businesses my patronage. But if they want to run themselves out of business with that kind of service, don't come to the public coffers to bail your ass out. This is the responsibility/consequences side of the coin for liberty.

#3300024 Janet Napolitano

Posted by twylyght on 26 March 2015 - 06:31 AM

First of all, your spreadsheet does not take into account or otherwise illustrate how the tuition freeze at the 2011-2012 levels for the past 3 years plays into this.


Second, no parent or anyone else looking at tuition fees for their kids are going to take such a macro look at what the dollar of 10 years ago was.


"But, son, 10 years ago tuition was this and look how the dollar has changed..."

"Dad, I was 8 years old then and nobody, including you, gives a poo what tuition was in 2005. I'm starting next year, that's all that matters."


I agree that tuition freezes matter.  I said to go back the maximum years to getter a better sample of how tuitions increased.  This would give a more representative look at how this has played out with respect to ongoing policy differences between states.


Regarding looking down the road, how do you save up for your kids' college education? People turn off when others bring up the Fed.  However, when inflation is jacking up market values to the point that savings mean nothing, then the pot is now boiling and the frog is dead.


Regarding your kid, my response would have been, "Then you obviously want nothing.  Otherwise, you'd have worked for that scholarship for a full ride to make this work.  Time to get a job."

#3295818 Mr. Richardson did flex muscles regarding Hardy

Posted by twylyght on 23 March 2015 - 01:52 PM

Am glad Jerry is running this ship and not this gaggle of asshats. You want a guy that would pick up Hardy? Change allegiance to the Cowboys or Raiders.

#3295728 Ted Cruz Becomes First Major Contender to Announce He is Running for Presiden...

Posted by twylyght on 23 March 2015 - 01:06 PM

How sad is it that part of being a good leader is finding that "golden mean" of lies to get elected that then be effective?

#3293604 Despite lowest gas prices and best job market since the 90s, why is Obama...

Posted by twylyght on 21 March 2015 - 03:27 PM

You're obtuse

If it's the same % voting just more people that would also mean that more African Americans also voted for the Republican candidate...in record numbers

And that would be a valid point.... Except