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CaptainXtra

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Can someone tell me why the surviving Boston Bomber didn’t get death?

What’s the likelihood of the bastard who came to my city getting life imprisonment instead of death?

How does this fucking justice system even work anymore?
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Modern US society actively caters to those bible thumpers and those overly Christian types including policy and laws, of course they're gonna be a lot happier with how things are going
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@CaptainXtra
I prefer life imprisonment over the death penalty TBH.

First because of the possibility of miscarriages of justice: how many have been condemned to death, only to have their name cleared only after their execution? You can still release someone who's done time for nothing, you can't bring back to life someone who's been wrongfully executed.
But even if you only consider those who are obviously guilty, like the guy you're talking about, killing the bastard won't bring his victims back to life either anyway. Let him rot in captivity for the rest of his miserable life instead, that's all he deserves — besides, given how long the waiting time before being executed can get (and how some death row inmates often die of natural causes before that), you have there yet another reason that makes death penalty pretty pointless IMHO.
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Hell, even if you're born to a Hardcore Religious Family; it can fuck up life. Ever wonder why porn is more popular in the Bible Belt?
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Actually, no. Trump isn't talking about a tax.

“It’s a little bit like the landlord/tenant; without a lease the tenant has nothing, so they pay what’s called ‘key money,’ or they pay something,” Trump said. “But the United States should be reimbursed or should be paid a substantial amount of money, because without the United States they don’t have anything, at least having to do with the 30%.” CNBC

In most cases, 'key money' is a gratuity or a bribe.
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[screams in German]
@Kiryu-Chan
Honestly, speaking as an outsider here, "modern US society" aren't even about Christianity. They use religion when it's convenient to them. They are not Christians who happen to be Americans, they are Americans who happen to be Christians. Even if the religion somehow changes overnight, they'd still act exactly the same, just with different words.

Jesus was a lowly carpenter, not a king. He fed the poor, healed the sick and taught others to treat human beings with care and respect. The most basic teaching of Christ and they can't even get that right.
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Trump claims he has the right to issue an executive order on mail-in voting.

Except by all accounts he doesn't. Why? Republicans, ironically.

They've crafted laws over the years that put the mechanisms of voting in the hands of each state. And since there is no specific line in the constitution about the president having any say over how the votes are conducted, the federal government wouldn't have ground to stand on in terms of primacy.

Fun fact, btw, Trump may be screwing himself. A recent survey about voting habits showed that at least 16% of republicans say they would be less likely to vote if it was conducted by mail. A larger number of republicans are starting to claim that they feel their votes will be "unsecure".

Factors like this can have a dampening effect. He may inadvertently cause some republicans to not cast their votes. While this likely would be an exceptionally small number, in any state with a razor thin margin, small changes can make or break him.
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@Kiryu-Chan
Honestly, speaking as an outsider here, "modern US society" aren't even about Christianity. They use religion when it's convenient to them. They are not Christians who happen to be Americans, they are Americans who happen to be Christians. Even if the religion somehow changes overnight, they'd still act exactly the same, just with different words.

Jesus was a lowly carpenter, not a king. He fed the poor, healed the sick and taught others to treat human beings with care and respect. The most basic teaching of Christ and they can't even get that right.

Of course you have the Bible Thumpers and Christian extremists groups here in America to blame for this. Hell, we have this concept of "Separation of church and state", and it's there for a reason.
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By the by, 2 weeks ago to yesterday Trump swore that he'd be signing a health care bill in 2 weeks. Well, deadline's past.

Guys don't tell anyone, but I think Trump lied.

Incidentally he said it during that Chris Wallace interview. Man, that thing just gets better by the day.
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Everything about this makes me mad.

For context: Some asses on Twitter made a list of AAVE (Black talk aka "Phrases that only black people can use") and one of them is "chile". Like, the country Chile.

Can somebody explain why people are supporting segregation nowadays? Our forefathers and foremothers did not die for this to happen again!
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Its the black people calling for segregation. Cultural and practical. Its all a part of the marxist movement BLM. Its how they wrestle percieved power to themselves. They dont want to be a part of a democracy, they want power since BLM tells them they are entitled to it. Making a language only they know and can use is a part of it.
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That… that doesn't sound like any religious people I've ever known, met or seen. In fact about the only thing that matches up with what I've observed is the part about them voting more. I mean I guess mormons come close but they're not exactly a majority demographic.
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Right-wing troll Andy Ngo busted for publishing stories by fake people
According to an investigation by the Daily Beast, Ngo was part of an unaffiliated group of conservative news sites that unwittingly published editorials by people who don’t exist.

In response to the reporting, Twitter suspended a number of accounts that pretended to be the authors.

The network of “authors” pushed stories that were highly critical of Qatar and argued for more sanctions against Iran.

Articles by the faux-journalists appeared in numerous right-wing outlets such as Human Events, the Washington Examiner, and Ngo’s Post Millennial.

A link to an article on the Post Millennial by “Joseph Labba” now 404s.

The story was originally about Iraqi citizens clashing with the government over its response to coronavirus.

The Daily Beast notes that the author photo for Labba showed signs of being an AI-generated face.

The deceitful efforts to push what seems to be coordinated propaganda appear to be thorough.

“Authors” had LinkedIn pages claiming credentials such as previous employment with the Associated Press and presented themselves as academic experts as well.

You can read the Daily Beast’s full report here.

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✓ Personally involves himself in stories he's covering

✓ Manipulates footage and reporting to falsify who are aggressors and who are victims

✓ Makes up attacks on himself to propagate nonsense conspiracy theories that could get people killed

✓ Publishing fake-ass stories he doesn't bother to vet

✓ Sells kill lists to the Atomwaffen and is a threat

much alt-lite ethics, many wow
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