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  1. Comment on A Black History Month that explains why we need Black History Month in ~humanities

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    I agree that it is idiotic to force them to remove his name from the resolution. I personally don't believe Kapernick deserves the fame he's received from these issues (excluding the kneeling...

    I agree that it is idiotic to force them to remove his name from the resolution. I personally don't believe Kapernick deserves the fame he's received from these issues (excluding the kneeling during the pledge) but I respect people have other opinions.

    I do feel that people are too focused on race today however. It makes sense in this context (implying racism by showing the difference in race) but others see to put it in too often. The goal of the modern equality movement I think should move from trying to make people equal in the law to making people equal in people's mind. I understand that people are different in different ways, including skin color, but it should be as important as hair color.

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  2. Comment on Here's an animated scene I've been working on. in ~creative

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    Surreal....I like it

    Surreal....I like it

    5 votes
  3. Comment on If sea levels rise and Pacific nations go under water — what happens to maritime boundaries? in ~misc

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    I think the conclusion is simple, that if you lose the land you lose the water, just as if you were annexed or invaded by another nation. But the solution could be just to do as China is doing,...

    I think the conclusion is simple, that if you lose the land you lose the water, just as if you were annexed or invaded by another nation. But the solution could be just to do as China is doing, build island

    (Whether or not China is allowed to build those islands is a whole can of worms I am not going to get into here)
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  4. Comment on The case for capping all prison sentences at 20 years in ~misc

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    I see the logic but personally I don't believe this. The corruption in the jail system is just that, corruption. If you go to any person on the street and ask them if it should work the way it...

    I see the logic but personally I don't believe this. The corruption in the jail system is just that, corruption. If you go to any person on the street and ask them if it should work the way it does no one would say yes. There are a couple of problems I can point out off the top of my head.

    • Arresting and sentencing is both racist and sexist. We need to be more harsh on judges and police officers who are like this.
    • On a similar topic, these government officials (like all government officials) appear to be immune from punishment, at best being dismissed with a large severence.
    • Police officers and the state are incentivised by mechanisms they themselves put in place to arrest people. This is logically flawed
    • Private prisons are wrong alltogether and public prisoners with no reintergration mechanisms are the same
    • People receive incredibly long and cruel punishments for things they should be cared for over, such as a drug addiction or assault because of mental illness

    I agree with you that the prison system is flawed and the government refuses to do anything about it. This is not the same thing as chattel slavery. It isn't purely rascist and it isn't for collection cotton on plantations.

    EDIT: In addition, the idea of this maximum is flawed in my opinion. The prison system isn't, as many appear to believe, a method of reintegration into society. It is a legalist philosophy intended to scare people from commiting crimes. Implementing a maximum would dimish this. The issues outlined here are societal problems, with the government and private corporations mingling and the government being run by racist officials. That can't be fixed by any one law

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Tildes folks, are you learning another language or multilingual? in ~talk

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    I'm currently still in school and our school requires an ancient european language (just latin or greek lol) but I'm trying to learn German on the side. Being a native English speaker and seeing...

    I'm currently still in school and our school requires an ancient european language (just latin or greek lol) but I'm trying to learn German on the side. Being a native English speaker and seeing all the German memes I thought it would be a relativley easy language and I could finally understand r/ich_iel.

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  6. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    It’s mostly her relationship to Linus, though I’m not to well versed in the topic

    It’s mostly her relationship to Linus, though I’m not to well versed in the topic

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  7. Comment on What are some of your favorite RSS feeds to subscribe to? in ~tech

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    Extra Credits is great, glad to see more people watching.

    Extra Credits is great, glad to see more people watching.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Political Extremists Are Using YouTube to Monetize Their Toxic Ideas in ~tech

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    I personally believe this is due to our attitude towards info on the internet. Many people (I am guilty of this myself) just see the information and believe it. Little source checking is done....

    I personally believe this is due to our attitude towards info on the internet. Many people (I am guilty of this myself) just see the information and believe it. Little source checking is done. This is why we have r/The_Donald and Info Wars. If people fact checked, they wouldn’t be so popular.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on The European Union Versus the Internet in ~tech

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    It seems like I misspoke, I meant rising technology. It has always been possible to track computers, but it has never been this centralized, Orwellian, or commercialized.

    It seems like I misspoke, I meant rising technology. It has always been possible to track computers, but it has never been this centralized, Orwellian, or commercialized.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on We're Measuring the Economy All Wrong in ~talk

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    This is a pretty good article, but their decision to imply that more men not working means that the economy is inaccurate in my opinion. They failed to mention that the role of women in the...

    This is a pretty good article, but their decision to imply that more men not working means that the economy is inaccurate in my opinion. They failed to mention that the role of women in the household has changed from the 60’s, allowing more men to stay home. Also, the life expectancy has rose 7 years. This means more men who are not working may just be retired.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on Netflix planning live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender with original creators in ~tv

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    All I want is something that is entertaining without going against the source material.

    All I want is something that is entertaining without going against the source material.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on The European Union Versus the Internet in ~tech

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    I think this is a great point, regulation trying to stop new technologies always fails. Instead, it should try to control it in order to protect their constituants.

    Just as business models ought to be constructed that leverage the Internet instead of fight it, so should regulation.

    I think this is a great point, regulation trying to stop new technologies always fails. Instead, it should try to control it in order to protect their constituants.

    2 votes