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by The Great Hippo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
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Re: Trump presidency

It is when people get assaulted or worse because it doesn't seem to match what they look like. Just to reiterate this point, because I'm disheartened by people's inability to understand the issue, here: Yes, including information on a medical card that potentially outs transgender people as being t...
by The Great Hippo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
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*shrugs* The medicare card is used for medical purposes. No one else needs to see that card, there are plenty of other pieces of ID that are used up here and hence why I wouldn't consider it a big deal to have medically relevant information on your medical card. Hell it should probably have your bl...
by The Great Hippo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:31 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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Sex matters in terms of certain diseases and conditions that only affect one sex or another due to which parts they have. Someone who identifies as a woman but was born a man and hasn't had SRS should still be getting prostate exams as they age, for example. None of these are emergency cases. But i...
by The Great Hippo
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
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I am afraid, given that this thread is entitled 'Trump Presidency', I'm appalled at the areas that are now debated here at a time when Trumps actions are so clearly harmful on so many other levels. I am, I admit, disappointed. This is Jumble, for the last time, signing off. Go well, all. I mean, I ...
by The Great Hippo
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
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Re: Trump presidency

Biological sex (or sex at birth) may have some niche medical applications and thus be useful on specifically that type of document, like my Canadian Medicare card. In the US I don't even know if that type of document is common anyways. Presuming 'biological sex' refers specifically to XY-chromosome...
by The Great Hippo
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
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Yeah, no. Sociologists in general have referred to Asians (and Jews) as model minorities. While yes, racists will also hold them up as model minorities (except Jews), it is only to use as a cover, and the racists arent even a particularly sizable minority. Few racists ever spoke up in defense of th...
by The Great Hippo
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:48 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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Both of those have happened before, and we survived. The last time we had internment camps, we were locked in a war with an unimaginably evil enemy (the axis powers) who had just attacked us at Pearl Harbor. FDR was also enjoying unprecedented amounts of popularity leading up to it. Here, we did it...
by The Great Hippo
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:25 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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And so we start the slow slide towards accepting atrocities. We've already got a significant portion of the country who thinks it's okay to separate children from their parents and put the children in internment camps -- some of whom will never see their parents again. We also have a significant po...
by The Great Hippo
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
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At least we know what skill he had to maintain his business empire. Tax evasion. I remember when zamfir was defending Trump's business acumen. I guess knowing how to game the tax system does count. I'll bite the bullet here and say, yes, aggressive cheating on taxes (and on other things, and other ...
by The Great Hippo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
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If you didn't know this, charities have almost nothing to do with the organizations that they claim to serve. If it isn't a scam, it might as well be. https://www.forbes.com/sites/phildemuth/2014/12/22/please-dont-give-to-charity-but-if-give-you-must/ Police charities by phone is listed under examp...
by The Great Hippo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
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Also: *Link to relevant part of video I didn't watch the whole video, so maybe I'm missing crucial context -- but what he's saying here strikes me as a little off-base. Capital definitely conspires with police, but I don't think the example he gives (Tim Horton's giving police free coffee) is a good...
by The Great Hippo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
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“If we didn’t do anything this thing could get out of hand,” Johnson continued. “We want people to understand we don’t want to see this kind of thing happening. They need to know they can’t go around doing whatever they want to our statues.” First they came for the paintings, and I said nothing-- B...
by The Great Hippo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:46 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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This is a pretty great article that goes into some of the minutiae of the Trump transition. If nothing else, it introduced me to the notion of " The Sammies ", a series of awards that go to federal employees for achieving excellence in their respective fields (which is a great idea, and o...
by The Great Hippo
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:00 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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To me, you seem to be making the type of arguments that lead to things like the prime directive "we can't interfere with other cultures, even if people are being harmed, because that would be elitism." Also, I never stated all conflicts would disappear if inequality went away, although th...
by The Great Hippo
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:55 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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I'm not saying they aren't big problems. I'm saying that people are capable of all having a space of their own without it being in conflict. That our societies are not structured to facilitate that is irrelevant to that point, and I really don't see why it's so difficult to understand that. I don't...
by The Great Hippo
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:25 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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I think Hippo means, to put it bluntly: who's in the wrong, Israelis for wanting to move back to their ancestral home, or Palestinians for not wanting to move away from their ancestral home? (Said ancestral homes being the same place, of course). Right. (I know the Israel/Palestine issue is way mor...
by The Great Hippo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:44 pm UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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Thesh wrote:If the happiness of entire groups of people hinges on living in one specific place where there is not enough for everyone, then the group needs to make a change so that it is no longer the case.
Which group?
by The Great Hippo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
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Re: Trump presidency

I'd suspect that most of those reasons, including ones of graveyards, are caused by social structures putting unrealistic expectations on people. It's not that they are in conflict over housing, but they put excessive importance on things like heritage, remains, etc. That is, it's still a social co...
by The Great Hippo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:28 pm UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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When you say "home" are you talking about their house, or the specific lands their people are from? Because my understanding is you were talking about two people arguing over specific homes. If it's the latter, then I don't see where the conflict is. There is plenty of room for housing al...
by The Great Hippo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:06 pm UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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Tyndmyr was arguing that people couldn't be happy unless they moved to a specific place, so therefore there is conflict. I'm saying that's bullshit, and that literally most people would prefer to stay where they are, and that just because you don't get to move to your #1 desired location doesn't me...
by The Great Hippo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
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To be more clear, here: Thesh, the problem with things like gentrification or the displacement of America's native peoples isn't *just* that they have no where else to go; even if they did, it would still be awful to displace people from the lands and homes they are familiar with -- the places that ...
by The Great Hippo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:59 pm UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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I'm just going to point you to the now-defunct Israel/Palestine thread for a real-world example of this scenario writ-large. I wasn't going to directly reference this because it's a super-complicated problem with a lot of angles I'm oblivious to, but it's the obvious parallel, yeah. In more America...
by The Great Hippo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:52 pm UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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Again, when people have their spaces, there is no conflict; this is only over people finding spaces, which is really not that big of a deal - sure, some people won't be happy but that's a personal issue not a political one. Either way, personal disputes are not the kinds of conflicts I'm interested...
by The Great Hippo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:27 pm UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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People can be happy anywhere, as long as they have what they need. What if the only place where I can be happy is my ancestral home? What if my ancestral home is extremely important to me for religious reasons? And what if you already gave that home to another family? What if moving that other fami...
by The Great Hippo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:03 pm UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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Re: Trump presidency

Did you know that the entire population of the world could live in Texas with the population density of Manhattan? Did you know there are places in the world with good weather besides California? Did you know that some people prefer the mountains over the beach, or the woods over either? Did you kn...
by The Great Hippo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:46 pm UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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You guys do get that by even having this discussion of how many is too many and who should be turned away for what reason, you're already conceding the point the house analogy was meant to defend, which is that we the people already living here get to decide on things like that? The point wasn't &q...
by The Great Hippo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:04 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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No, not everyone can have their own private space on this planet, without it coming into conflict with anyone else. How could that even possibly be, except by fiat? It's not about some number of square feet per person, it's about being where one wants to be, near the people one wants to be near, cl...
by The Great Hippo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:09 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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Justice Stephen G. Breyer pressed the point, asking a lawyer for the federal government whether it could detain “a person 50 years later, who is on his death bed, after stealing some bus transfers” without a bail hearing “even though in this country a triple ax murderer is given a bail hearing.” Th...
by The Great Hippo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:38 pm UTC
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Topic: Police misbehavior thread
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I've heard robocalls sometimes record you saying "Yes" (as in "Yes who is this?") to use later as proof of confirmation of whatever they're trying to charge you. May be a hoax but I've started answering with "Hello" instead. I've heard the same, although I'm not sure h...
by The Great Hippo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:11 pm UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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I just thought of where I've felt this sort of animosity before. People saying "Let me play carry or I throw." in multiplayer games. Ha ha, that's so true! Hey, do you remember that one time in Overwatch when someone demanded to play Mercy, and then they forcibly separated thousands of ch...
by The Great Hippo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
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When a number you don't recognize calls, don't say anything for the first five seconds. If you hear absolute silence (not even breathing), it's either a robo-caller or a scammer. Keep silent. Sometimes, they'll automatically take you off their lists if they get nothing back. Requesting physical docu...
by The Great Hippo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:31 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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I just thought of where I've felt this sort of animosity before. People saying "Let me play carry or I throw." in multiplayer games. Ha ha, that's so true! Hey, do you remember that one time in Overwatch when someone demanded to play Mercy, and then they forcibly separated thousands of ch...
by The Great Hippo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:10 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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The burden of proof is on her, and she failed to meet it. A reasonable person can look at the evidence and conclude that Kavanaugh didn't do it. Only if this reasonable person also concludes that Dr. Ford is either lying or deranged. Which do you think she is? EDIT: To clarify -- what you probably ...
by The Great Hippo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:06 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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You are quoting from two different people. My argument is driven by the apparent unshaken assumption that people seem to have that Kavanaugh is indeed guilty. However, the actual evidence we have doesn't measure up to that conclusion. That is all, I'm not arguing about his temperament or if he shou...
by The Great Hippo
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:05 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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1: Borders are not immoral . They are part of what defines a state. Rules and rule-setting mechanisms and ideology (theocracy, democracy, autocracy, communism, whatever) are another part. Given that borders exist and are generally necessary, controlling borders is also generally necessary, and not ...
by The Great Hippo
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:32 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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But what you are asking for is an immigration policy that overrules the wishes of the public, or at least large sections of it. The public has the right to elect officials to run the country and set immigration policy, and the public has the right to elect different officials. This is how democracy...
by The Great Hippo
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:05 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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While that may generally be true of communities, it's not true of countries, and it's not even true of all communities. You are arguing here for some kind of democratic process, but that's not essential to communities or borders. No, I'm not arguing for some kind of democratic process. I'm arguing ...
by The Great Hippo
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:05 am UTC
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The people arent exactly dying on our doorstep. In the case of, say, Syrians leaving the Turkish refugee camps, it's the equivalent of the guy leaving a homeless shelter, passing by the crummier houses, and depending upon whom you ask either asking/demanding to come in or sneaking in through your w...
by The Great Hippo
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:50 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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But should those concerns be given equal weights? I am a utilitarian who rejects the notion that standing on a rock and shouting "Firstsies!" in some way grants you any moral authority over who else gets to stand on that rock. I also think tribalism and nativism are fundamentally awful th...
by The Great Hippo
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:59 am UTC
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Topic: Trump presidency
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Also, while I'm here: For example, one thing I didn't really explicitly address earlier: I don't want to have to share my house with homeless people, because I live and work in a tiny trailer and the person would have to occupy either where I sleep or where I work at all times. If I owned an enormou...

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