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Alright, so I have never made a thread on this forum before, (Besides the Morphoseth one) and I thought I would give it a shot.

So the goal here is to talk about the civil and social issues that affect our world. To me, this covers many bases. Gay rights, racism, hate crimes, world hunger, certain ignorance based Arizona laws, racial cleansing... Any of those and many many more count.

If you see a news story while surfing the net that's relevant at all, post a link in here. The goal is to raise awareness, or at least provide enlightening reading material to soothe our bored minds.

Debate is welcome, just please be civil and non-trollish.

I will post something in a little bit.

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Wed May 12, 2010 3:01 pm
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Racist thread is racist.

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Wed May 12, 2010 3:02 pm
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Racist thread is racist.


I hate white people, true story.


Wed May 12, 2010 3:03 pm
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Because gay rights is my specialty, might as well start out in my signature style:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/e60/news ... id=5177704

Not much to say about it, except how horrendous it is. And to think that's it's practically socially acceptable there, even encouraged is very depressing. I just wish it was surprising


Wed May 12, 2010 3:06 pm
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I believe in you, thread.


Wed May 12, 2010 3:23 pm
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I believe in you, thread.


:up:

I'm sure we'll get more posts during the day, when more people are on.


Wed May 12, 2010 3:26 pm
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That link was depressing, but, like you said, not surprising.

One off-topic comment: are those E:60 pieces always so...artsy? I've definitely seen some Jeremy Schaap stories in the past, and this one definitely seemed the most artistically driven. I know it's not important, but I couldn't help but notice it. The camera placement, saturation/de-saturation of color, the quick edits, etc.


Wed May 12, 2010 3:34 pm
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That link was depressing, but, like you said, not surprising.

One off-topic comment: are those E:60 pieces always so...artsy? I've definitely seen some Jeremy Schaap stories in the past, and this one definitely seemed the most artistically driven. I know it's not important, but I couldn't help but notice it. The camera placement, saturation/de-saturation of color, the quick edits, etc.


Not sure, I am not an ESPN frequenter anymore. Not much of a sports person.

I used to watch the channel when I was a kid, though, and I saw plenty of artsy segments during some of the shows. I always found them well made.


Wed May 12, 2010 3:37 pm
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Strykes is straight, right? Cares more about gay rights than I do.

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Strykes is straight, right? Cares more about gay rights than I do.

You're pretty straight.


Wed May 12, 2010 4:09 pm
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Strykes is straight, right? Cares more about gay rights than I do.


Yes, I am a freak like that.

I have slight bisexual tendencies. Occasionally


Wed May 12, 2010 4:14 pm
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I'm also straight and very adamantly for gay rights, so... hifive, I suppose. It severely irks me when people call something "gay" as an insult. I used to employ snarky replies upon hearing such insults, but no one ever followed and it became that much more of a bother.

The two main issues that may come up in this thread that I'm attuned to, though, are the death penalty and racism. The way Tookie went down still frustrates me.

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Wed May 12, 2010 4:30 pm
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Yeah, the death penalty is a tough issue. I still don't know how I feel about it.

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Wed May 12, 2010 4:31 pm
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I have slight bisexual tendencies. Occasionally

*kiss*


Wed May 12, 2010 4:32 pm
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Yeah, the death penalty is a tough issue. I still don't know how I feel about it.


I am a little black and white on the issue. Since it's been proven that innocent people have been put to death, I have trouble supporting the death penalty.

Read The Innocent Man sometime. Very enlightening.


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*kiss*


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I am a little black and white on the issue. Since it's been proven that innocent people have been put to death, I have trouble supporting the death penalty.

Read The Innocent Man sometime. Very enlightening.


Yeah, I'm totally behind that, but I'm talking more in theory.

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The death penalty pisses me off more than any other issue. It's the only topic in which I can rise above apathy and get genuinely angry.

I have no idea why that is.

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Okay, one more for the night. And, surprise, a gay issue:

http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/05/11/ryan- ... k-boycott/

As an aspiring journalist, I am all for freedom of speech, and especially supportive of publications not censoring their columnists. However, I wonder what the author of such an article was thinking. A gay or lesbian can't play a straight person? REALLY? He does know what 'acting' means, right?

And it's particularly strange that the author of such a narrow minded article is gay himself. I will admit, it makes me wonder what kind of psychology is going on in the man's head.

Not really a huge issue on a grand scale, but I just needed to vent a little.


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The death penalty pisses me off more than any other issue. It's the only topic in which I can rise above apathy and get genuinely angry.

I have no idea why that is.

Because you're a cold blooded killer?


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I generally don't believe in the death penalty, though I don't necessarily object to it in the case of war crimes.

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Wed May 12, 2010 4:51 pm
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Yeah, I'm totally behind that, but I'm talking more in theory.


Theory?

Explain


Wed May 12, 2010 4:53 pm
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Theory?

Explain


The idea that a person who has killed another person should themselves be put to death.

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Because you're a cold blooded killer?

What a ridiculous thing to say.

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The idea that a person who has killed another person should themselves be put to death.


Oh, I see.

Eye for an eye is sort of an unsophisticated way of approaching punishment.


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One of the only issues I have an unclear moral stance on is that of animal testing. I don't believe that animals should be used as test tubes for our problems but as someone who benefits daily from the knowledge that has been gathered in this manner, I have a tough time taking a firm stance against it.

Other issues like abortion, gay rights, euthanasia and the death penalty provide clearer insights but this one is tough.

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i am not ambivalent about the death penalty at all. killing is wrong. period.


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i am not ambivalent about the death penalty at all. killing is wrong. period.

Yes.

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Wed May 12, 2010 9:26 pm
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I have no idea if killing is wrong or not.


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I have no idea if killing is wrong or not.


It is our nature.

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It is our nature.

Could be.


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Why should a person who willfully takes another person's life be allowed to get away with punishment any less severe than what they've inflicted? In fact, I think murderers should be killed in the same way that they killed their victims. If the victim got 15 stab wounds before they died, then the murderer should be stabbed 15 times and left to bleed out. If the victim was raped and brutally beaten and left to die, then that's what should happen to the murderer too. And so on.

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Why should a person who willfully takes another person's life be allowed to get away with punishment any less severe than what they've inflicted? In fact, I think murderers should be killed in the same way that they killed their victims. If the victim got 15 stab wounds before they died, then the murderer should be stabbed 15 times and left to bleed out. If the victim was raped and brutally beaten and left to die, then that's what should happen to the murderer too. And so on.

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Why should a person who willfully takes another person's life be allowed to get away with punishment any less severe than what they've inflicted? In fact, I think murderers should be killed in the same way that they killed their victims. If the victim got 15 stab wounds before they died, then the murderer should be stabbed 15 times and left to bleed out. If the victim was raped and brutally beaten and left to die, then that's what should happen to the murderer too. And so on.


So silly.

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So silly.

I find it more alarming that someone actually thinks that way.

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So silly.



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I find it more alarming that someone actually thinks that way.


*shrug*
I just tend to sympathise more with the victim and families than the criminal. I know if someone close to me was killed, I'd want the murderer to suffer extensively.

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*shrug*
I just tend to sympathise more with the victim and families than the criminal. I know if someone close to me was killed, I'd want the murderer to suffer extensively.

Right but that would lower you to the level of a murderer. If you think it's so wrong to commit a murder, why commit one yourself? Sure, I'd probably want vengeance if someone killed somebody close to me, but that doesn't make it right.

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Right but that would lower you to the level of a murderer. If you think it's so wrong to commit a murder, why commit one yourself? Sure, I'd probably want vengeance if someone killed somebody close to me, but that doesn't make it right.


There is no right when it comes to a criminal. A criminal has forfeited any sort of sympathy or consideration that is granted to a standard human being. Why should I have any consideration for them when they obviously had no consideration for others? Screw being better than them, I want them to feel the pain, I want them to know what it feels like to be on the other side.
Mind you, I'm talking about the perpetrators of heinous crimes, like rapists and child molesters and murderers. I'm not saying a weed dealer deserves to be buttfucked, shivved, and left to die in a gutter. But some people should get as good as they give, because that's all they deserve.

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There is no right when it comes to a criminal. A criminal has forfeited any sort of sympathy or consideration that is granted to a standard human being. Why should I have any consideration for them when they obviously had no consideration for others? Screw being better than them, I want them to feel the pain, I want them to know what it feels like to be on the other side.
Mind you, I'm talking about the perpetrators of heinous crimes, like rapists and child molesters and murderers. I'm not saying a weed dealer deserves to be buttfucked, shivved, and left to die in a gutter. But some people should get as good as they give, because that's all they deserve.

Right. :shifty:

I'm going to avoid you from here on, this is just scary.

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Right. :shifty:

I'm going to avoid you from here on, this is just scary.


My plan is working perfectly. :P

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I'm fairly sure Copper is just doing another one of these.

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Wed May 12, 2010 10:28 pm
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so if a murderer deserves to be killed and then the government kills the murderer, by your rationale the government should then be killed.


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I'm fairly sure Copper is just doing another one of these.

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This one flew over my head.

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so if a murderer deserves to be killed and then the government kills the murderer, by your rationale the government should then be killed.


Murderers are not people.

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I'm fairly sure Copper is just doing another one of these.

Rkod gets it.
Unlike that one, though, there is a kernel of truth in this one, in that I think murderers should be punished severely. I'm just not sure how.

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lol copper


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Let's think of a creative way to 'punish' this guy;

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiap ... fe.attack/


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