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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Boronx Re:It has been done. (443 comments)

They say they would have backed you up, but you can't trust those guys.

12 hours ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Boronx Re:It has been done. (443 comments)

So your whole country is being incinerated from the air. You have a few downed pilots who could tell you a thing or two about how to stop them.

Case Closed.

Only we hanged the Japanese torturers for doing that, and rightly so.

"Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any [prisoner]. . . I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and exemplary punishment as the enormity of the crime may require. Should it extend to death itself, it will not be disproportional to its guilt at such a time and in such a cause... for by such conduct they bring shame, disgrace and ruin to themselves and their country." -- George Washington, charge to the Northern Expeditionary Force, Sept. 14, 1775

You are a coward and a monster.

12 hours ago
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Did Alcatraz Escapees Survive? Computer Program Says They Might Have

Boronx Re:Myth Confirmed... (86 comments)

... Unless the escape was harrowing.

13 hours ago
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Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions

Boronx Re:Conservatives mostly don't like the involvement (185 comments)

Without regulated net neutraility, your concept would never work, since the big carriers could just pick favorites among the little guys and dictate who actually gets to run fiber into your neighborhood. Yeah, other companies could, but they're going to get just a trickle of bandwidth.

2 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Boronx Re: Tired of this shit (443 comments)

In the end, it all comes down to cock size.

2 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Boronx Re:Tired of this shit (443 comments)

You have to balance all that against white people's inability to dance and, in general, to carry a syncopated rhythm.

I'm just going to hope you're a troll. If you managed to post that without irony, then you're too stupid to read and understand a reply anyway.

2 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Boronx Re:It has been done. (443 comments)

A significant number of people are still anti-torture, but they weren't a majority yesterday, either.

Hey, if torturing some random guy makes you feel better about not saving those kids, who are we to stand in your way?

2 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Boronx Re:Tired of this shit (443 comments)

There is something disturbing about people that feel personally accused anytime some brings up the (painfully obvious) societal biases on race, sexuality, gender etc.

2 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Boronx Re:Tired of this shit (443 comments)

That sounds quite unhinged. Maybe you should consider their statement rather than just blowing up about it. You probably are racist in ways you don't even comprehend. Most people are.

2 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Boronx Re:Tired of this shit (443 comments)

Jesus Christ. Wake up. You're part of the problem. If you don't think being white is a big benefit in the US, you are seriously deluded.

2 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Boronx Re:Tired of this shit (443 comments)

"Black people can be every bit as racist as white people"

Well, never mind then! I guess racism is only a problem if Black folk are significantly better than white folk. If they're only just as good, then racism makes sense.

2 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Boronx Re:Tired of this shit (443 comments)

"like the current President who keeps telling me how much more privileged I am than he was."

Your racism is showing. He doesn't say this kind of thing. Who are these knobs who mod up the parent post?

2 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Boronx Re:Tired of this shit (443 comments)

You're sick and tired? Boo Hoo. How sad. Maybe you need a nap. When you wake up, we'll make sure you never have to hear anything that might trouble your beautiful mind.

Try having to live with actual racism and see how fast that wears on you. Oh, that's right, you can't be bothered.

2 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Boronx Re:It has been done. (443 comments)

Ordinary people are pro-torture. Thanks 24! Thanks GWB! Thanks Obama!

2 days ago
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AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

Boronx Empower who? (415 comments)

Which of us will it empower?

about a week ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

Boronx Re:Oh bullshit on a stick (769 comments)

Germans called the French Resistance terrorists.

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

Boronx Re:Out of control (769 comments)

We should be scared of nuclear war daily. This system are all in place and ready to go. The folks are still manning the controls. Things are getting worse. Weapons are proliferating, and almost everyone who remembers the actual nuking of people is dead.

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

Boronx Re:KUDOS USA! (769 comments)

And the pentagon papers were released to impress a woman. Snowden fled to Hong Kong and got stuck in Russia. There aren't super heroes for real, so you'll have to handle good deeds coming from regular folk.

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

Boronx Re:Justice (769 comments)

Cheney has always been a stupid and evil bastard.

During the first gulf war he wanted to parachute the 101st into a Western Iraq with no support, have them capture a city then hold it hostage until Saddam relented. Schwartzkoff. Cheney was Sec. Def. at the time. Schwartzkopf had to fend off this incredible idea more than once.

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

Boronx Re:Justice (769 comments)

Starting a war isn't a war crime either, it's a crime against the peace, but it's still a hanging offense. Time to string them up.

about two weeks ago

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Boronx Boronx writes  |  about 8 years ago

Boronx writes "Compared with a law-and-order response to 9/11, President Bush's prosecution of the war on terrorism by executive fiat is the weaker of the two.

A legal response would have been nurtured by the law. In turn, it would have built into the system of law a bulwark against terrorism that would endure beyond any presidency and that would have inherant legitemacy here and abroad. Such a bulwark would have benefited from the slow but relentless accumulation of wisdom that is a halmark of our legal system.

Bush's war by fiat, or dictatorial war, is not nurtured by the law, but constantly threatened by it. It has already been slapped down by the courts in more than one place. Those components which have not been abandoned because of too much legal scrutiny, are in danger of being wholly dismantled by it at any time. If we have a new president in 2008 who is not attached to the policy, we are likely to see its total collapse. If the new president remains attached to the policy we will still see it erode towards utter uselessness.

Because Bush's policy is illegal in many parts, because it scorns legal responses to terrorism, it has not nurtured in growth in the law towards fighting terrorism. The opposite is true. Suspects that emerge from Bush's system are all but impossible to prosecute because of illegal detentions, lack of a chain of evidence, insufficient evidence, evidence tainted by torture, withholding of evidence for security reasons, partly to protect sources but also partly to protect the system from legal danger, and years wasted while the cases go cold.

Bush's reflexive secrecy, along with the dictatorial nature of the policy, stunt the accumulation of wisdom. Very few people have enough knowledge of the policies to offer constructive criticism, and since Bush has full control over it, his system will only benefit from what little wisdom comes its way if Bush manages to absorb it."
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Boronx Boronx writes  |  about 8 years ago

Boronx writes "It seems that Bush's main selling point on Iraq today is that we can't afford to let his policy fail. What he really means is that he can't afford to admit that his policy is already failed. He also seems unable to allow that the American people, and more importantly the Iraqi people have had their say, or that their opinions matter.

BTW, why have I heard so much about how the Bush Administration is reacting to the ISG report, but nothing from Muqtada al Sadr, for example, or any other Iraqi? If the ISG is offensive to Iraqis, isn't the effort stillborn as a serious policy proposal?"

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War on Terrorism

Boronx Boronx writes  |  about 8 years ago

Compared with a law-and-order response to 9/11, President Bush's prosecution of the war on terrorism by executive fiat is the weaker of the two.

A legal response would have been nurtured by the law. In turn, it would have built into the system of law a bulwark against terrorism that would endure beyond any presidency and that would have inherent legitimacy here and abroad. Such a bulwark would have benefited from the slow but relentless accumulation of wisdom that is a hallmark of our legal system.

Bush's war by fiat, or dictatorial war, is not nurtured by the law, but constantly threatened by it. It has already been slapped down by the courts in more than one place. Those components which have not been abandoned because of too much legal scrutiny, are in danger of being wholly dismantled by it at any time. If we have a new president in 2008 who is not attached to the policy, we are likely to see its total collapse. If the new president remains attached to the policy we will still see it erode towards utter uselessness.

Because Bush's policy is illegal in many parts, because it scorns legal responses to terrorism, it has not nurtured growth in the law towards fighting terrorism. The opposite is true. Suspects that emerge from Bush's system are all but impossible to prosecute because of illegal detentions, lack of a chain of evidence, insufficient evidence, evidence tainted by torture, withholding of evidence for security reasons, partly to protect sources but also partly to protect the system from legal danger, and years wasted while the cases go cold.

Bush's reflexive secrecy, along with the dictatorial nature of the policy, stunt the accumulation of wisdom. Very few people have enough knowledge of the policies to offer constructive criticism. Since Bush has full control over it, his system will only benefit from what little wisdom comes its way if Bush manages to absorb it.

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Iraq War

Boronx Boronx writes  |  about 8 years ago

It seems that Bush's main selling point on Iraq today is that we can't afford to let his policy fail. What he really means is that he can't afford to admit that his policy is already failed. He also seems unable to allow that the American people, and more importantly the Iraqi people have had their say, or that their opinions matter.

BTW, why have I heard so much about how the Bush Administration is reacting to the ISG report, but nothing from Muqtada al Sadr, for example, or any other Iraqi? If the ISG is offensive to Iraqis, isn't the effort stillborn as a serious policy proposal?

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