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by martinspjuth
02 Jun 2020, 17:07
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

Yes. Online it has been a problem for quite some time.
by martinspjuth
02 Jun 2020, 17:00
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

@n0el
I never doubted that there would be right-wing instigators. What I was skeptical about was whether they really posed as antifa (or other groups) in any significant way. In the videos you showed they are obviously not antifa (an all-white male antifa group seems unlikely), they are open with wh .....

by martinspjuth
02 Jun 2020, 16:08
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

Planting bricks would not help in police work. But if the police (or members of the police) wanted to escalate things, planting bricks for rioters to use would make sense
I do find your explanation very reasonable, for police to take away bricks from the streets do make sense. I do not however see ho .....

by martinspjuth
02 Jun 2020, 15:31
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

I really hope what Dolan posted is the truth. If it isn’t and police really are placing bricks around for rioters to use, this is really sick. I mean they are not killing or beating up people in this video, but this is not done in the heat of the moment. It would be planned. That would truly make me .....

by martinspjuth
02 Jun 2020, 15:06
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

I've heard that there were stacks of bricks appearing near protest sites, but not that it would be the police stacking them. Can you link any of the videos of this?
As for police grade flash bangs and smoke grenades being used, is that so strange (if it isn't a considerable number of them) consideri .....

by martinspjuth
02 Jun 2020, 14:47
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

I've heard a couple of times now that people think there might be white racist posing as antifa, or that the police have members joining the protestors to throw things and purposely escalate the protests into violence. Especially the last part with the police I find very hard to believe. Have there .....

by martinspjuth
02 Jun 2020, 14:05
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

fightinfrenchman wrote:Police are the ones escalating these protests into violence

They are partly at fault, yes. The rioters are partly at fault too. It isn't the police who are looting and pillaging.
by martinspjuth
02 Jun 2020, 08:28
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

Goodspeed wrote:Nice rant. I never said that it's currently realistic for the world to use leverage to get the US in line, just that it's becoming important.

You said it was a bad time for Brexit, in the context of US needing economic competitors who can put pressure on the US to do the right thing. .....
by martinspjuth
02 Jun 2020, 08:04
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

Goodspeed wrote:It's becoming important that the US has economic competitors. The rest of the world needs leverage to be able to stop it from committing war crimes against its own citizens and to stop it from sliding further towards authoritarianism.
Such a bad time to Brexit..

What competitors, China .....
by martinspjuth
01 Jun 2020, 20:27
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

vardar wrote:Honestly not many people listen to the radio these days, right? It’s all on Spotify or Apple Music or similar platforms that are not radio-like. At least in the US it’s like that. SiriusXM and stuff is popular but old fashioned radio doesn’t seem to be, especially in the younger generat .....
by martinspjuth
01 Jun 2020, 20:14
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

n0el wrote:Need some advanced AI then

For streaming services, it would probably be needed. Or maybe one could have a system where people can report songs they find should be locked behind age restriction, then when a song reaches a certain number of reports they could have someone look at the song an .....
by martinspjuth
01 Jun 2020, 19:55
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

Goodspeed wrote:
martinspjuth wrote:You should be able to sing about whatever you want in whichever way you want. That doesn’t mean it should be played on the radio.
If the song promotes or glorifies criminality it should be banned from radio and have an age restriction on music streaming services, ju .....
by martinspjuth
01 Jun 2020, 19:43
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

You should be able to sing about whatever you want in whichever way you want. That doesn’t mean it should be played on the radio.
If the song promotes or glorifies criminality it should be banned from radio and have an age restriction on music streaming services, just like videogames have an age rest .....

by martinspjuth
31 May 2020, 12:02
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Music you're listening to
Replies: 2532
Views: 52703
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Re: Music you're listening to

2 Great songs:

1. The ledgendary original performed by four great male country singers



2. The excellent new version with new lyrics by four awesome female country singers
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by martinspjuth
31 May 2020, 07:32
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 US Elections
Replies: 17658
Views: 114524
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Re: 2020 US Elections

Okay, thanks for explaining @iwillspankyou
by martinspjuth
31 May 2020, 07:27
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 US Elections
Replies: 17658
Views: 114524
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Re: 2020 US Elections

fightinfrenchman wrote:
martinspjuth wrote:I'm probably missing something, but I don't see why Trump's statement of "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" would be promoting violence.
That there is shooting when there is looting just seems as a logical consequence to me. When you ha .....
by martinspjuth
31 May 2020, 07:03
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 US Elections
Replies: 17658
Views: 114524
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Re: 2020 US Elections

I'm probably missing something, but I don't see why Trump's statement of "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" would be promoting violence.
That there is shooting when there is looting just seems as a logical consequence to me. When you have so many people with firearms, of course .....

by martinspjuth
30 May 2020, 16:51
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

fightinfrenchman wrote:It wouldn't fix everything but police unions need to be banned entirely

No. The unions work to improve the working conditions for its members, police officers have the right to have as good working conditions as possible, just as people in any other field. If there are unions t .....
by martinspjuth
30 May 2020, 11:39
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

This clip from the Newsroom, although a bit old, address the subjected of whether America is the greatest country in the world or not, quite well.

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by martinspjuth
30 May 2020, 07:12
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

wardyb1 wrote:They didn't listen when they're petitioned. They didn't listen when people started kneeling. They didn't listen when it is peaceful assembly. They started listening when property was damaged.

Did they? As far as I know the only thing they have done is charge the police officer with mu .....
by martinspjuth
29 May 2020, 23:15
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: US riots
Replies: 2543
Views: 18098
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Re: Minneapolis riots

iNcog wrote:all policemen are complicit. they all cover each other and turn a blind eye to murder committed by their colleagues. my opinion of policemen could not be lower, they are all murderers or complicit

those riots should be even harsher. enough with these power hungry twats with the licence to .....
by martinspjuth
05 Feb 2020, 18:48
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Post Brexit baby boom
Replies: 97
Views: 919
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Re: Post Brexit baby boom

Goodspeed wrote:
If you really didn’t get the sarcasm in the first post, I don’t know what to say.
When you start a discussion in bad faith, you get a bad faith response.

Sure, but now that you've had your revenge, I hope you feel better and perhaps would you dignify me with one serious response?
And s .....
by martinspjuth
05 Feb 2020, 17:59
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Post Brexit baby boom
Replies: 97
Views: 919
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Re: Post Brexit baby boom

Goodspeed wrote:
martinspjuth wrote:
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by martinspjuth
05 Feb 2020, 17:18
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Post Brexit baby boom
Replies: 97
Views: 919
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Re: Post Brexit baby boom

iNcog wrote:As you said, it's a downward slope. That's why you don't go down it.
Fair enough. But what if you slip?

I also think that some people indeed don't make good parents.
You are most certainly right. But this started in a context about how the world population is growing too big. To have any .....
by martinspjuth
05 Feb 2020, 16:52
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Post Brexit baby boom
Replies: 97
Views: 919
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Re: Post Brexit baby boom

princeofcarthage wrote:
martinspjuth wrote:
princeofcarthage wrote:Well renewable and pollution free sources of energy are available, government funding into its research, innovation and construction is far less than required. China, India and other developing countries are already tackling the issue .....

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