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RStroud 2 points ago +2 / -0

They have a coherent philosophy, it is just not very useful because it is usually somewhere in the neighborhood of relativism or subjectivism, so truth either doesn't exist or is different from person to person. They're dedicated to deconstructing truth, beauty, and goodness.

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RStroud 3 points ago +3 / -0

Would not convict. Don't fuck with people's kids, doubly so under the color, protection, or force of law. Kidnapping, molesting, troon groomin. Don't care, you should have known better. The judge can read all the directions he wants, the only question is in my mind is whether the parent had a reasonable belief.

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RStroud 2 points ago +2 / -0

In the rural Black Belt, hunting, fishing, and gardening are about as common as being dirt poor (and it looks like Haiti down there). It tends to be more about food, tradition, and entertainment than a rich man's hobby, partially because there's not much else to do but go to church. They can do more in a season with an old Mossberg, a Zebco 33, and a beat up jon boat than city folks will do with their $2k shotguns $100k bass boats in their lifetime.

If you want to know about trapping and hounds, or alternative methods that put meat in the freezer, they're the folks to ask, too.

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RStroud 7 points ago +7 / -0

A bordering state for long guns so long as state law allows. Teens learned long ago worked out a system of hanging out near the liquor store and offering a bum $20 gets a 12 pack of beer or a bottle of cheap liquor. Maybe Canadians are smart enough to use that trick.

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RStroud 4 points ago +4 / -0

We're letting in well over 2 million foreigners a year, this will only compound so long as the border is open.

It is entirely realistic to send them back. The biggest problem I see we invested money to educate and support them, just to send them back once they're of working age. I think it would be a better policy to impose a special resident alien tax for undocumented children that were educated here, and deport anyone that doesn't pay and all felons.

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RStroud 2 points ago +2 / -0

I think his connections to the crumbling NXIVM and career of extortion using the media were going to catch up with him eventually. He got too well known, got cocky, thirsty, and complacent. He played too loose by saying things any competent creep lawyer would imply, and did this in against even more ruthless lawyers that were already well aware of his MO (being a shyster extortionist).

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RStroud 2 points ago +2 / -0

Everything that's not censored controlled by the state is always described as being far-right and is said to he filled with hate speech and misinformation that is a danger to democracy. The implication is that good, smart, well-informed, and upstanding people would never visit such websites. Going there makes you ritually unclean, like touching a leper.

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RStroud 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yes. The point is you can't point to the Constitution for protection while willfully violating it.

They stole the election but there's no constitutional process for fixing it. Oh well, vote harder next time.

No. The constitution is not a suicide pact that says we must follow the rule of law while the enemies of freedom are free to be lawless. The constitution was never meant to enforce or legalize tyranny. The men that signed the constitution would be emphatic that such a situation calls for tar, feathers, firing squads, and gallows.

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RStroud 12 points ago +12 / -0

Bad faith pretending not to get the point and magnifying over superficial details (while ignoring the big picture) is what makes them exhausting to debate. It is intentional. They know they're wrong, and why they're wrong. Their entire purpose is to muddy the waters, argue a completely different meaningless point, and then claim victory.

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RStroud 54 points ago +54 / -0

Consider that the DOD can't account for about 60% ($2 trillion) of assets it claims to have. They have entire warehouses full of spare parts (neither of which exist on paper) they ordered and they don't even know what the parts are for or how to find a part if they needed it. They also have tons of things (from toiletries up to entire buildings and aircraft) that exist only on paper, and are either misplaced, disappeared on the back of a truck, or never existed.

They can't acknowledge these internally, accurately catalog, surplus, or dispose of them because accounting for them might reveal why billions of dollars worth of unnecessary parts were dumped into storage, or why they only received part (or none) of their order.

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RStroud 3 points ago +3 / -0

We shouldn't have a NDAA. There is no reason to perpetually give the President blanket permission to commit acts of war unchecked by Congress. The act itself is unconstitutional.

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RStroud 1 point ago +1 / -0

I think adults and surgeons should have the freedom to do such abominable things to themselves, under the absolute strictest civil liability possible and they should not be able to market it a therapy or a form of corrective surgery but as purely bodily modification (along the lines of piercing or tattoos or all the other weird things people want to do to themselves).

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RStroud 1 point ago +1 / -0

This is only an issue for those that have been poorly catechised, or have been taught to believe in synergistic justification, believe that works justify, or believe that they can produce fruit rather than the spirit. That is, they believe they must satisfy some spiritual or works checklist to be assured of their salvation. To them I say, sola fide and the work of justification is complete and out of their hands, and baptism is a gift and truly regenerative. Any righteousness given to humanity is extra nos, and comes from outside of ourselves.

Baptism isn't for the cessation of sin, but for the remission of sin. Is a means of grace, by which those sins are washed away by God, and God alone.

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RStroud 1 point ago +1 / -0

If all we ever did was denigrate ourselves about how evil and undeserving we are we would never find joy in the lives we've been given,

It is unnecessary to concentrate on that because that person died and was buried in our baptism and we were given the gift of new life. However it is necessary to acknowledge that, because the joy is that knowing that while we were undeserving, we were given the gift of new life. The message is only unhappy if you persist in pride in yourself, rather than acknowledge the gift.

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RStroud 1 point ago +2 / -1

The emphasis on transactional consumption and the false nobility of financial sacrifice in the name of consumption has replaced the symbolism of gifts long ago.

The modern myths of Santa Claus are a crime against the gospel, imo. Santa brings "gifts", if you deserve them, is hardly a Christian message. It is both transactional and Christmas morning is invariably a physical affirmation of being sufficiently "good" to merit "gifts", while in truth they've probably acted exactly like a child anticipating Christmas.

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

The gospel message will absolutely turn your customers off: You're a sinner, have deeply offended God, and deserve death. God in His love God sent His Son to stuffer torture and death as a sacrifice for your sins. And, this is a gift in the most plain sense, something that has been given to you regardless of merit (in spite of merit, even), that you could never hope to earn, but can reject. And finally, because salvation is a gift, it glorifies God alone.

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RStroud 1 point ago +1 / -0

These videos are basically "Left Behind", but for the cult of science. "Better get right with Gaia, kids, because the end is near..."

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RStroud 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yoel Roth sounds like the name of a Lovecraftian cosmic horror.

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RStroud 2 points ago +2 / -0

If you want an update they can't comment, it is an ongoing investigation and several recursive layers of meta-investigations.

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RStroud 1 point ago +1 / -0

Every democratic experiment that has ever been attempted was founded and has eventually ended in violence. Violence has always been and will always be the a reliable path to solving conflicts. The state understands this, and the people must understand it too. For free men to remain free they must be willing to use violence to resist the enemies of freedom, who do not hesitate to use violence to enslave free men.

Honestly, I think actions speak louder than words and it is necessary to continuously remind politicians and government agents that the people can and will use extralegal means when justice is perverted. Otherwise, they become emboldened by the complacency of the people and the end result is even more bloody.

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