Some of society's problems that concern you?

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06-16-2018, 04:41 PM (This post was last modified: 06-16-2018, 04:42 PM by LucianDreamer.)
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(06-15-2018, 06:04 PM)Backlash Wrote: This photograph was taken eleven days ago at a Trump rally in San Diego, wherein armed police guarded devotees from protesters waving signs. Less than one month ago, a woman in my state had her head pummeled into the sand for mouthing off to a cop. And these are just the incidents that stick out in my mind.

If our law enforcement both looks and acts like a military occupation force, can we really call ourselves the "Land of the Free"?

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The woman seen in the video link on a hot day at the beach around Memorial Day got mad at the police because she's slightly underage, had alcohol in her system, not even giving out her name when told to and not giving them sufficient reasoning why she illegally drink said alcohol.

It seems as if the police here in the US has a "We will shoot you if we think you're an armed threat, even if you don't have a weapon", and "We will pin you down to the ground if you don't do exactly what we tell you" protocols. The latter fits that situation because she resisted her arrest.

And no, the law enforcement agencies is far from reaching that level of preparedness, but there were plenty of occasions across the country over the years when we see an increase of police brutality. Overtime, as more of us out of the total population consistently break laws, eventually our government will have enough being nice and start following suit from existing totalitarian countries.

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06-16-2018, 05:18 PM
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(06-16-2018, 04:41 PM)LucianDreamer Wrote:
(06-15-2018, 06:04 PM)Backlash Wrote: This photograph was taken eleven days ago at a Trump rally in San Diego, wherein armed police guarded devotees from protesters waving signs. Less than one month ago, a woman in my state had her head pummeled into the sand for mouthing off to a cop. And these are just the incidents that stick out in my mind.

If our law enforcement both looks and acts like a military occupation force, can we really call ourselves the "Land of the Free"?

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The woman seen in the video link on a hot day at the beach around Memorial Day got mad at the police because she's slightly underage, had alcohol in her system, not even giving out her name when told to and not giving them sufficient reasoning why she illegally drink said alcohol.

It seems as if the police here in the US has a "We will shoot you if we think you're an armed threat, even if you don't have a weapon", and "We will pin you down to the ground if you don't do exactly what we tell you" protocols. The latter fits that situation because she resisted her arrest.

And no, the law enforcement agencies is far from reaching that level of preparedness, but there were plenty of occasions across the country over the years when we see an increase of police brutality. Overtime, as more of us out of the total population consistently break laws, eventually our government will have enough being nice and start following suit from existing totalitarian countries.

Nobody deserves to get punched in the face for being an underage drinker. That's fucked up and there shouldn't be any need for violence. She was a skinny teenage girl, any trained officer should be able to take care of that situation without physically harming her.

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06-16-2018, 05:21 PM
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(06-15-2018, 08:17 PM)floattube Wrote:
(06-15-2018, 06:56 PM)Sakuya Izayoi Wrote:
(06-15-2018, 06:04 PM)Backlash Wrote: This photograph was taken eleven days ago at a Trump rally in San Diego, wherein armed police guarded devotees from protesters waving signs. Less than one month ago, a woman in my state had her head pummeled into the sand for mouthing off to a cop. And these are just the incidents that stick out in my mind.

If our law enforcement both looks and acts like a military occupation force, can we really call ourselves the "Land of the Free"?

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Its cause terroist groups like antifa. Some throw stuff and carry pepper spray hence the helmets

*eyeroll*

Funny how this one word reply is enough to get me kicked from this guy's group lmao

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06-16-2018, 05:56 PM (This post was last modified: 06-16-2018, 05:57 PM by Backlash.)
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(06-16-2018, 05:21 PM)floattube Wrote:
(06-15-2018, 08:17 PM)floattube Wrote:
(06-15-2018, 06:56 PM)Sakuya Izayoi Wrote:
(06-15-2018, 06:04 PM)Backlash Wrote: This photograph was taken eleven days ago at a Trump rally in San Diego, wherein armed police guarded devotees from protesters waving signs. Less than one month ago, a woman in my state had her head pummeled into the sand for mouthing off to a cop. And these are just the incidents that stick out in my mind.

If our law enforcement both looks and acts like a military occupation force, can we really call ourselves the "Land of the Free"?

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Its cause terroist groups like antifa. Some throw stuff and carry pepper spray hence the helmets

*eyeroll*

Funny how this one word reply is enough to get me kicked from this guy's group lmao

Reeeally making me think here, hun.

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(06-16-2018, 05:56 PM)Backlash Wrote:
(06-16-2018, 05:21 PM)floattube Wrote:
(06-15-2018, 08:17 PM)floattube Wrote:
(06-15-2018, 06:56 PM)Sakuya Izayoi Wrote: Its cause terroist groups like antifa. Some throw stuff and carry pepper spray hence the helmets

*eyeroll*

Funny how this one word reply is enough to get me kicked from this guy's group lmao

Reeeally making me think here, hun.

"You just can't handle other opinions!"
*proceeds to remove me from group bc of my opinion"

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All hell is going to break loose in the EU member states due to Article 13 in a few weeks becoming European law to make the Internet function the way China operates for the sake of copyright rightsholders. Only the European Parliament for citizens in the EU can stop them until June 20, similar to how we dealt our Net Neutrality issue using the CRA to undo recently made legislation. Any new EU member states popping up after it goes into effect will also be affected by the new law.

Initially, it was supposed to stop piracy and infringement of copyright just like SOPA and PETA, however the scope is very flawed and no one in the EU can give a damn on how they properly report claims. They just say eff it in their language, we are going to propose a stringent copyright law on all our states to teach them how to cooperate with original makers the hard way, and there you have it.

It is a huge move they will make, affecting everything from what you want to search, what you just typed key-by-key, upload, re-upload, sharing files, making memes, music, coding stuff, or just wanting to interact in general, even from what I just said and this image you want to see, should this be passed. Assuming I'm not in the EU, I shouldn't be affected by their decisions anyway.
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https://twitter.com/ATPlo/status/1023909180191600641

From what I can tell, it seems that Pixiv is going to start banning loli content.

I'm not a lolicon myself, but this is incredibly troubling for those of us who prize artistic expression, as Pixiv is a Japanese site and shouldn't have to censor anything on westerners' retarded behalves. This is a very bad sign of a larger issue.

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07-31-2018, 04:24 PM
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(07-31-2018, 03:49 PM)GlassMoon Wrote: https://twitter.com/ATPlo/status/1023909180191600641

From what I can tell, it seems that Pixiv is going to start banning loli content.

I'm not a lolicon myself, but this is incredibly troubling for those of us who prize artistic expression, as Pixiv is a Japanese site and shouldn't have to censor anything on westerners' retarded behalves. This is a very bad sign of a larger issue.

i've never really posted in this thread but... the whole demonisation of loli is really disturbing and worrying. i live in germany which is a somewhat more relaxed country in terms of loli content for now but with the way everything is going, i'm getting really worried that this won't last. i know that this is mostly due to fear and non-understanding but there is far too great a stigma on this in society, and even if i wasn't a lolicon, it's just so baffling to me. i don't believe anyone should be demonised for feelings and attractions that are completely out of their control.

i just really don't understand most of these kneejerk reactions that society still has about many things. :x
(sorry, this got kinda long, i just have a few feelings on this subject. >.<)

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(07-31-2018, 03:49 PM)GlassMoon Wrote: https://twitter.com/ATPlo/status/1023909180191600641

From what I can tell, it seems that Pixiv is going to start banning loli content.

I'm not a lolicon myself, but this is incredibly troubling for those of us who prize artistic expression, as Pixiv is a Japanese site and shouldn't have to censor anything on westerners' retarded behalves. This is a very bad sign of a larger issue.
The full report of the situation is here:
https://www.animeherald.com/2018/07/30/r...-platform/

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08-26-2018, 06:48 PM
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The amount of mass shootings in this country fucking disgusts me

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Yesterday the National Museum of Brazil was engulfed in flames, seemingly in its entirety.

As a repository with several Greco-Roman, Egyptian, and especially Mesoamerican antiquities, this is a great loss for all those concerned for the common heritage of mankind.

We're taught to believe that a human life is more precious than an inert piece of art, and not without reason. And like a human life, a piece of art cannot last forever. However, a piece of art can live for thousands of years. Ancient works of art connect us to worlds that otherwise would completely be unintelligible. They fill in the gaps in textual histories in visceral, tactile ways. But even with the thousands and thousands in museums, there are so few of them. The artworks of ancient societies like Greece, Rome, and Mesoamerica that survive are such a small, small remanant of a great iceberg.

As with the death of a great human, I am left stunned and silenced. But for something so long, so enduring, and with such a story to tell to die is in many ways even more devastating. The cause of this fire was, as far as we know, a simple force of nature. In some ways this makes it easier to accept than the temples, statues, and museums that have been barbarically decimated in places like Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan over the past few years by terrorist groups like ISIL. Of course, there are fingers to point at insufficient funding from the government for reinforcing the museum and its conservation, but one can't pin all the blame on them in the way that you can a group of Wahhabist thugs with sledgehammers. And that in many ways makes this situation both more easy and more difficult. It's an example of the cruel forces of nature, the negligence of humans, and the bitter irony of how easy it is to undo what takes ages to accomplish.

When people talk to me, they often find my refusal to engage in any political discussion or hold any opinions about social issues a kind of apathy. But what I've learned about myself over the years is that I actually have a profound inability to be apathetic about anything, and it's one of my biggest weak points. I'm the kind of person who is consumed and destroyed by bad news, and it's why I must avoid it for my own mental well-being. I will feel immediately guilty for going back to everyday life without finding a solution. But I suppose I must accept too that sometimes bad things happen and that fixing them isn't my responsibility. I think I know what it means now that we are born into trouble as the sparks fly upward...

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09-03-2018, 01:20 PM
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(08-26-2018, 06:48 PM)floattube Wrote: The amount of mass shootings in this country fucking disgusts me

And I really wonder how/if the the problem will be solved. I don't share the same hate for firearms as most non-americans do, so I don't like the idea of guns being banned, but then again, i don't really think there's any reason why anyone should have to use a gun outside of a firing range. The Swiss system, as far as I understand is pretty cool. Everyone learns how to handle firearms, only very small amount of ammunition are allowed to be kept by an individual, all of which must be accounted for regularly.

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(09-03-2018, 01:20 PM)malmon Wrote:
(08-26-2018, 06:48 PM)floattube Wrote: The amount of mass shootings in this country fucking disgusts me

And I really wonder how/if the the problem will be solved. I don't share the same hate for firearms as most non-americans do, so I don't like the idea of guns being banned, but then again, i don't really think there's any reason why anyone should have to use a gun outside of a firing range. The Swiss system, as far as I understand is pretty cool. Everyone learns how to handle firearms, only very small amount of ammunition are allowed to be kept by an individual, all of which must be accounted for regularly.

I honestly don't think the problem will ever be fixed. Every time someone brainstorms an idea it's quickly shutdown by "MY SECOND AMENDMENT" and I think it will stay that way for at least another 6 years.

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