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  • @Clme said: Just watch out for those Catholics. They'll all vote as a bloc and soon we'll end up with the pope as shadow-ruler of the United States! (Note: That was a very real fear for a surprising number of citizens during most of our life…
    in Reality TV Comment by Rufus August 14
  • @fenomas said: Or for a better example, suppose two different people call you an offensive name - and you know that one has Tourette's, while the other doesn't. Doesn't that knowledge affect how you judge their free, and if you later found out th…
  • @fenomas said: I think he's aiming at the idea that our standard for what is and isn't an exercise of free will seems to depend not only on the choice being made but also on how we understand the brain, implying that advancements in the latter wi…
  • @Clme said: If a problem with brain chemistry turns out to be genetic, do we hold the parents responsible instead? Only if their Republican.... <_< >_>
  • @Bill said: @Rufus said: As a citizen of a country that embraces and celebrates diversity, successfully, your assertion is nonsense to me. My Canadian relatives are against immigration and always have been as far back …
    in Reality TV Comment by Rufus August 13
  • @Bill said: There is nothing wrong with simple nationalism, and there is no reason at all that citizens should have to share their country if they prefer not to. When you live in a country that is founded on, and by, immigrants; you were …
    in Reality TV Comment by Rufus August 12
  • @Bill said: Now, is this an example of a lack of free will because brain chemistry is influencing someone's choice, or is it a demonstration of free will because someone is making the choice that fits his personality? I think the key word…
  • @fenomas said: @Rufus said: It is a choice, if the person is capable of choosing and understands the ramifications of their choice, then they should be held accountable for that choice. Sure, so how do we define "capab…
  • @Bill said: I suspect that in the future, as screwed up brain chemistry becomes more treatable, that such persons will receive lesser penalties as long as they receive treatment. I don't disagree... but there are many cases where this is …
  • @fenomas said: @Rufus said: This is the difference between dude A and dude B. People are found not guilty of a crime, due to mental defect, all the time... provided it is proven that the mental defect made it impossible for the pers…
  • @Bill said: Reading the article, this is rational behavior on the part of the United States. Most immigrants are not of net benefit to existing citizens. We should not be letting them move here. Even the Republican's own study shows that …
    in Reality TV Comment by Rufus August 11
  • @fenomas said: But he's lucid, knows right from wrong, and people are responsible for their actions - off to jail he goes. This is the difference between dude A and dude B. People are found not guilty of a crime, due to mental defect, all…
  • And chain migration is evil... unless it's our family: https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/09/politics/viktor-amalija-knavs-us-citizens/index.html
    in Reality TV Comment by Rufus August 10
  • Mental illness is an easier explanation than a nation-wide systemic failure of the education system to produce reasonable and knowledgeable human beings, capable of critical thinking.
  • Not content with deporting illegal immigrants, now the Trump administration wants to start deport the legal ones too.
    in Reality TV Comment by Rufus August 9
  • An 11-year-old girl was suspected of shoplifting groceries. So a police officer tased her.
  • So.... Mental illness then?
  • @Clme said: Is there such a thing as a bittersweet boner? Ever look at naked pictures of an X?
  • I've never been surprised by the depths of ignorance among the American population. I'm pretty sure I could come up with at least one, and I'm not American... Didn't they teach this stuff in school?
    in 8=======D Comment by Rufus August 9
  • @Clme said: It doesn't look like he really tweeted that. ...but I kind of wish he did. Aw... it's fake. {sadface}
    in Reality TV Comment by Rufus August 4
  • So, these people are a thing now: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QAnon
  • I love Obama: https://www.facebook.com/199049746935671/photos/a.199051206935525.1073741828.199049746935671/1073187556188548/?type=3&theater
    in Reality TV Comment by Rufus August 3
  • Man Steals His Date's Car And Uses It For Another Date
    in Headlines Comment by Rufus July 29
  • Michael Cohen is the gift that keeps on giving.
    in Reality TV Comment by Rufus July 27
  • In a less-than-surprising move... yesterday Trump banned a reporter for asking "questions". The war on the media continues...
    in Reality TV Comment by Rufus July 26
  • http://projects.thestar.com/donald-trump-fact-check/
    in Reality TV Comment by Rufus July 25
  • @Clme said: Link to the original Trump tweet: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1021234525626609666 HAH... I'd not read the full text of this tweet until Fen quoted it. "... YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH." …
  • @Clme said: God damnit. What does Mueller have coming out this week that this shit happens on a Sunday night? The Carter Page story has been growing legs over the weekend. But, to be fair... Iran poked the bear first.