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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Jimmy... Dead., Jun 19, 2014.

  1. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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  2. Einherjar86

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    :lol: So Politifact is biased, but The Federalist isn't?

    You're a moron.
     
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    My favorite Politifact is the one about a homeless guy that was told to leave a park bench by a cop, the hobo then stealing the cop's baton and beating him with it, causing the cop to shoot the guy. Hillary Clinton said the cop shot an unarmed man, Politifact rated it "Mostly True" because the hobo was unarmed at one point.

    Politifact is garbage, and even if it wasn't, its format (snippets chosen to be evaluated arbitrarily rather than procedurally) makes it an inherently flawed website to begin with.
     
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  4. Einherjar86

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    It's a reduction of multiple sources to arrive at a general assessment of a particular issue. It may not be an informed or analytical source, but it's not really concealing anything.

    And even if it is, believing that The Federalist is somehow less biased is willful ignorance.
     
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    No it's not. If its purpose was to determine accuracy issue-by-issue, its format would to be to list by issue, and then provide representative quotations from each politician. Instead it compiles quotations from politicians in an unsubscribed manner, and then slaps some issue-related tag on top of it.
     
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    It references more than soundbites from politicians.
     
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    CASSETTEISGOD Apocalypse Yesterday

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  8. Dak

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    HRC flips meaning in 1984:

     
  9. Einherjar86

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    I'm so sick of people using Nineteen Eighty-Four as the go-to example for all our woes and to explain what's happening in politics today. It's a fine book, but it's not about today--it's about mid-twentieth-century totalitarianism. People can say what they want, Trump's not a totalitarian. He's a demagogue, which can certainly lead to totalitarianism, but doesn't have to. Making the comparison to Orwell is premature fear-mongering, and it shows in bad explications of the book (like that one).
     
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  10. TechnicalBarbarity

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    How about you shut the fuck up and just link us to one of your famous HuffPo or TheRoot articles. You fuckin' ignorant twat.
     
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    I know, I'm horribly ignorant. Tell us more about how The Federalist is the shining beacon of unbiased journalism.
     
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    Lefty publications (guardian, huffington, vox, etc) are piles of horseshit. I have a disgusted sneer every time I read an article by those shitstain asswipes

    Especially when they try to add "humanity" like telling a sob story from the pov of a refugee. I want to vomit on the writer's face. "Ahmed woke up to the sound of explosions and his father was lying motionless on the ground" DONT GIVE A FLYING FUCK
     
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    Nate Skalman Reverse microwave inventor

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  14. Nate Skalman

    Nate Skalman Reverse microwave inventor

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    We're going through a informational Cold War in America right now...believing any news sources is pretty iffy. Unbiased news is almost a farce.
     
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    Like I said, I have many more stories. Too many to elaborate. But they all have the same end result: Minorities/women get away with a lot more these days than your average male cracker.

    Obviously, these HR policies are band-aids simply put in place to protect the company from liabilities regarding sex, race, religion. And while no doubt black people, as a whole, have experienced racism in hiring (and women, and every other group except white dudes if you worship HuffPo), these policies are just another example of two wrongs don't make a right.

    Seriously, do people not see the double standard, or do they just not give a shit? (that's rhetorical, btw).

    RE: sexual harassment, women are just as guilty as men. I've had women (a black one, no less) sit on my lap at work. I've had another flash a tit. I've had another text naked photos. Yes, more anecdotes, but I'm sure I'm not the only White Guy In Power that experiences these things. Yet, if I were to act on any of them (and yes, sometimes I regret not taking advantage), I'd be the one in more trouble.

    You can site all the studies you want, but the fact remains all these policies, that I'm sure help other ethnic groups, are built against (mostly white) Men In Power. Why? When I've posited the question (secretly, of course) to equals, subordinates, and even superiors, I typically get something along these lines: "Generally, white guys have had it good for so long, no one bats an eye when one is wronged." I knew the answer. I just wanted someone to say it.
     
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    Serjeant Grumbles Pope of Chilitown

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    That's not a guy, that's not my girlfriend, and that makes no fucking sense since blood circulates throughout the entire body.
     
  17. Nate Skalman

    Nate Skalman Reverse microwave inventor

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    Unless it's Jamal, or Shaniqua...what is a "black name", exactly?
     
  18. Nate Skalman

    Nate Skalman Reverse microwave inventor

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    I work for myself with a partner just to avoid all this bullshit...more money, less stress with nothing but my work to speak for itself. Thankfully the construction world still hasn't been ruined by liberal injustice seekers...yet. They're trying, but completing a project on time isn't liberals' high point- nor is swinging a hammer or shovel so thankfully there's no time for "games" in my world...and when that changes I'll be ready to phase out of construction. Except you philosophers, I usually avoid all political talk in public. In this city you can't leave the house without someone trying to lure you into a liberal rant, or ask you for spare change...
     
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    Nate Skalman Reverse microwave inventor

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    I got a white buddy named Jerome...I'm gonna ask him if he ever got shit on because someone mistook his name for being black...he'll think I'm fucking with him
     

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