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Social Justice Black Lives Matter Discussion Thread

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UBI is a good idea, but it likely wouldn't be enough to replace all other social services like some would like to think. And it definitely shouldn't exclude any race of people.
 

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Our country already can’t afford to operate like it does and I already pay way to much in taxes the last thing we need is more free crap. I wonder when all this fails you people crying about how bad we have it actually realize we where living good
UBI is a good idea, but it likely wouldn't be enough to replace all other social services like some would like to think. And it definitely shouldn't exclude any race of people.
 

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@bmf666,

The United States is the biggest economy in the world. It can afford welfare. The question isn't whether or not these payments are sustainable, but rather whether they do any good. I don't believe giving people free money helps them in the long run, but there are exceptions to this. Some people need assistance. Unfortunately, most of the people that receive assistance don't need it. As for income tax, the US is similar to most Western countries. Very close to New Zealand. Australian income tax is actually much higher than the US for the upper class... but I don't think any Western English speaking country has a 50% income tax.

In order to clear 200k in the USA, you'd have to earn about 318k not 400k.

EDIT: Fuck me, Sweden has a 57% bracket. Count your blessings.

 
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Admittedly, I was not aware of state tax. Fucking hell. Why does anyone live in the US? Seriously. I always thought the relatively low income tax rate made up somewhat for the additional medical costs. Apparently not. (Not sure why I would include property tax or sales tax?)
 

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Admittedly, I was not aware of state tax. Fucking hell. Why does anyone live in the US? Seriously. I always thought the relatively low income tax rate made up somewhat for the additional medical costs. Apparently not. (Not sure why I would include property tax or sales tax?)

It's because we are brainwashed from a young age to believe that we live in the best country in the world and that everywhere else in the world dreams of coming to America.

Americans otherwise don't think too much about the rest of the world so they often don't realize how subpar things actually are compared to the other wealthy western countries.
 

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I'll just leave this here. I'm sure this woman of color only seeks unity, that's why she proudly hid behind a screen name to make such posts. Another 'elected' leader, albeit of the student body at VCU. Does she represent the student body and their views?

Norman Dodd discovered our non for profits and educational institutions were being subverted by communists back in the 30s/40s. Nothing that comes out of academia shocks me, rather the fact that no one knows the government officially investigated and found that colleges were being subverted, shocks me more.
 

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I agree and I disagree. People are concerned about white supremacists for the same reason I am concerned about people like this.

I don't know how many of them there are. There is no white supremacist movement blowing up at the moment, anywhere near the magnitude of BLM.

I realize that BLM has many level-headed supporters, but (like I said) we don't know how many are extremists.

It is not wise to ignore potential threats.
 

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I'll just leave this here. I'm sure this woman of color only seeks unity, that's why she proudly hid behind a screen name to make such posts. Another 'elected' leader, albeit of the student body at VCU. Does she represent the student body and their views?


This is awful, but it seems like pointless speculation to try to suggest she represents the views of the student body at large, or anyone at large besides herself and other extremists.
 

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Well I'd say advocating for killing cops and riots does make this one person an extremist. But I fail to see how it means anything about anyone else.
 

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Foreigner would be an extremist then in a way, not sure on if he advocates killing cops but replacing them with militias is probably not a well thought out plan, considering these militias would then be the ones who answer 911 calls of breaking and entering or rape and then would be likely to kill their peers.

Extremism is more than some tool mouthing off in a thoughtless post. Its a bad idea to post in a recognisable to work or school account posts that are not in line with the mindthink of that buisness or whatever, personal accounts from a person that is their own view is different.

Employers do search the Web, if there's anything that makes them want to distance themselves from the tool they can and will.
 

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Iirc it wasn't long ago that suggesting BLM have any hint of extremism would be taken as a racist comment so its things like that you need to be wary of.


Dont worry about it, theres enough people looking for weirdos online to talk a bout and enough bloggy-jounos to write their opinions, they'll read their ugly head and fade into the background like they always do .

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I agree and I disagree. People are concerned about white supremacists for the same reason I am concerned about people like this.

I don't know how many of them there are. There is no white supremacist movement blowing up at the moment, anywhere near the magnitude of BLM.

I realize that BLM has many level-headed supporters, but (like I said) we don't know how many are extremists.
 

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It is not surprising at all that the racist hate group black lives matter is pro-eugenics, and science denialists. These are the same poorly educated black people who believe that 'the government created HIV/AIDS!!1' or that they can get fucked RAW as much as they want by anyone or share IVs and stay negative, and that the toxic Truvada is a magic pill that will keep them neg from HIV and everything else and that condoms are not needed at all.

Iit should not surprise anyone that this idiot 'woman of colour' is an Islamist and went from one racist black supremacist hate group-the nation of Islam or black Islam that is black supremacist to another-black lives matter.

Recessive genes? Yeah lots of black people have sickle cell anemia.


Dont let some idiot saying offensive things about your race react in anger, dude. You've been basically labelled as some noxious racist homophobic hate speech type thing as it is.

I mean, it's funny to be honest, these ludicrous racist idiotic comments, what's with the "huxam" bullshit, need a new keyboard or something.

Mate, its okay to be angry , I guess, but you're just going to give them what they want.

Nice thread, you generated a lot of posts and views. Cant say the same for some others..
 

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Xorkoth said:
(1) Well I'd say advocating for killing cops and riots does make this one person an extremist. (2) But I fail to see how it means anything about anyone else.

(1) Agreed. 100%

(2A) The number of white people who openly incite violence against Black people is an indication of how many other white supremacists might be out there who haven't spoken up yet. Furthermore: (2B) how socially acceptable it is to make these sort of comments says something about society at large. A Black person saying they hate white people and they want cops dead is written off as harmless, but flip the genders and observe what happens.
 

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Derek Chauvin obviously and clearly is a sick and diabolical psychopath murderer who is hopefully going to spend the rest of his life behind bars, but what about the other three that were just standing around doing nothing as Chauvin was literally murdering someone right in front of them? They could've pulled him off and saved Floyd. Yet they didn't. I'm hoping that the three guys who just stood around as this was happening see jail time for their inaction.
 
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