Its probably a fake tweet, but I wouldn't be surprised after seeing "its a mostly peaceful protest" in front of a building intentionally being burned.
@spongeblade, it’s definitely fake, the Babylon Bee made it.
@spongeblade, "it's a mostly peace-"
*My upper class gated community starts being "protested"*
"It's a riot. These animals need to be locked up"
Bring in the federal troops!!!!
*Waving a "Don't Tread On Me" flag*
Just like how america is mostly free.........*prepares for the sleu of patriotic comments*
@eksat, big patriot here, I agree with your statement.
@eksat, well yeah. No system of government can exist without some loss of freedom. Even how a parent governs a child, the child is not free to do as they please all the time because the parent wants to insure the survival of their offspring. The question of government comes down to freedom vs safety and what are you willing to lose? America is the freest nation in the world but is still a country run by a government. Not perfect, but nothing made by human hands ever will be, but we are still working to improve.
@PyroCMXXVI, spot on, let’s keep the USA the freest nation!
@PyroCMXXVI, are we the most free? I am about to go back to work so I can't confirm right now, but I feel like I read that we aren't even in the top 10
@Patamon, you're correct. According to various counts including the reputable Freedom Index, the USA is Not the most free country at all. US is 15th. Behind the UK, Ireland, Canada, etc.
NZ, Switzerland, HK(this is 2017 so outdated now), CAN, AUS, Denmark, Luxembourg, Finland, Germany, Ireland (10). Sweden, UK(14), USA(15), Taiwan(19), Japan(25), SK(27), France(33), etc
And the world has been getting less free overall, every single year since 2008 when they started this index. The rise of Fascist ideas in some of the freest countries will do that to freedom.
@eksat, it’s wild that there are wildly different beliefs stemming from this comment, and not a single one has a downvote
@snipesmcgeee, I'm very happy about that. We should all be able to have different opinions and have factual information shared without anyone putting anyone else down. Cuz at the end of the day we all want the same thing.......A nation of big titty goth chicks
@mas2de, that list is a lie. I live in one of those counties that come above the us on thwy index, and I'd rather have what Americans do for freedoms than what I do.
@phalcon , that means that you think you would prefer American freedoms over your own country's freedoms. However your country is still more free overall than America as a whole. The list is not "a lie". It is well researched and has a transparent guideline and is well agreed upon by various entities and people around the world. Just because an individual would prefer to have a certain set of freedoms has no impact on the total freedoms they do have.
In America different states and even different counties have wide ranging freedoms. In certain counties in a state it's easy/hard to get a concealed carry license for a pistol. In some states it's given to any who request it. In some areas it may be made difficult for you to vote as the powers that be moved the one voting station you had 3 hours away from your town.
@mas2de, I'm not even allowed a pistol. I didn't have a licence.
Also if I did have one, the only place I can use one is at a licenced firing range.
Shoot it on my farm? I've commited a crime...
Also. I must store it at all times under double locks.
And if I go to the firing range, I must take the most direct route from my house (place of storage) to the range with no detours.
Even going to get gas could be considerd not taking the most direct path.
Ar15? Banned. Some 1500 guns just got banned during covid... Our tyranical goverment didn't even pass a law in legislation, they simply said this is the way it is.
You have no clue how bad it is here.
@phalcon , then move to almost any of the less populous states in America and Texas. California and NY and a couple of other states are hard on guns to the point that it's ridiculous and obvious that it has not been effective. But places like Texas, the midWestern states and the Southern states tend to be very pro gun, but there are generally other compromises each state has.
Or, if you don't want to see your country turn into a tyranny, get online with like-minded individuals and challenge these decrees by your government in the court of law. You can't be the only one miffed about it. Start petitions and protests and organized court battles. Get into government or find someone in gov't fighting this bs that you can support and spread the word.
Also, like I said that list was as of 2017. As of 2020, that list is going to drop a lot as a ton of govts have used the pandemic excuse for doing a bunch of shady shjt and making their country less free. Obv HK is no longer in the top 10 free.
@phalcon , btw, what country are you in?
@mas2de, oh I am. Large part are talking seperarion now. Canada here. Alberta more specifically. We are tired of being bullied by eastern Canada.
They steal our tax money and then spend them all back east.
Research transfer payments. Billions go to Quebec out of Alberta.
@phalcon , and the pandering to the Chinese billionaires buying up homes just to store money there and jacking up housing prices. Every country has their problems. Trudeau isn't perfect. Pelosi, Newsom, etc. aren't perfect.
Maybe it's a grass is always greener situation but of I was going to move anywhere in the world to gtfo, the short list would be Ireland and Canada. Taxes is always a big issue. Here in CA, we pay a ton in roadway taxes and tons of places here have shjt roads. Hwy1 has been made much nicer and safer though. Maybe all the GD money went there.
@mas2de, Trudeau has actually done things that your democrats accused Trump of likely to do...
Eg Trudeau fired our AG who was looking into thr snc Laval scandle. Vs you know democrats saying trump was going to fire... What his name who looked into the Russian collusion thing and found no evidence that trump did that...
Justin also guilty of 3 ethics violations.
Latest one was the We charity scandle, almost a billion or tax payers going to that group.
Now that was exposed We is shutting down and abandoning Canada before they can be criminally charged...
It's absolutely awful up here.
@phalcon , so Trump and Trudeau are cut from the same cloth. Difference is that Trudeau isn't a complete bafflingly stupid buffoon. AFAIK he hasn't lost billions of dollars in his businesses including what one can only assume is various money laundering schemes in the form of bankrupt casinos and hotels, etc. They've both verifiably stolen from charity and mostly if not completely gotten away with it. IDK about up in Canada but here there is an entire political wing of our government actively defending and protecting our president shamelessly and in front of all lighted facts. Not even a smoke screen for most of it, just blantantly flaunting how much he can get away with. Trump has hiw own multiple Friday night massacres and there is just too much shjt rolling in from him for anyone to focus on for long enough.
Some things are awful down here too. I love this country but I hate what idiots are doing to it. (World can also replace country here.)
@mas2de, Justin is 100% bafoon. You should see how india mocked him on his visit there when he played dress up.
He also wears black face... Multiple times...
Worst pm in the history of Canada.
He might have lost billions but he also made billions.
You know like less than 70% of business succeed right?
Something like 50% fail within a year, 60% within two and 70% within 5 years.
Anyone who does better than that is pretty much considered a success in the business world, which makes him a success.
So mocking him for failed businesses is just ignoarant. Everyone who tries to go into business finals.
Take Ford... Ford motors was his 4th company. The first 3 failed.
Macy's... Like 6 failed before the department store...
Go Google "successful people who failed".
Spielberg was rejected from a film school...
Only an idiot would judge peole on their failures, but a wise person would just someone on how they recovered from those failures.
@phalcon, those are startup businesses. Not money raking factories like casinos. Multiple. 6 freaking casinos. The guy has had more failures than the next 5 people combined. Yes, people fail. Any time you try something there is a risk of failure. DT's list of failures os over the top in every way though.
He is a completely shjt businessman. His Real skill is in convincing people that he is not complete shjt and that anything involved with him makes money. He is extremely good at being a con man. He lost more than any other American in a 10 year span. Billions of dollars. He was also given a large portion of the money he says he has and any reasonable person could have several times the amount of money that Trump does were they given the same amount in "loans" from their rich daddy over the decades.
If you want to talk about racism between Trump and Trudeau, Trump takes the cake. One of his first actions in office was racially motivated and struck down in our courts twice.
You want ....
@mas2de, to compare countries mocking our main leaders? -_- Bruh. Have you heard of Donald Trump? Have you seen him? His face? His hair? Have you heard him do that rambling, incoherent stream-of-semiconciousness thing that he calls speech? At least Trudeau understands what words are real, what they mean and how to form complete sentences with them.
India may have chuckled at Trudeau's expense but almost every country is laughing at America because we elected Trump and he is the most over the top moron most people have ever seen.
Also, that orb meme with Trump and the Saudi's was pretty funny. Trump provides many memeable moments, so that's something good at least. Haven't seen any JT memes. He must be lame. ;)
I really don't understand how cuties got the green light.
@slug11, pedophilia is a real thing and seems to be popular in filmmaking circles.
@Hot Coffee, very true, I guess I'm just disappointed how blatant it seems to be getting.
@slug11, and 20 years ago when I was against gay marriage and saying it would lead to all sorts of other sexual perversions becoming acceptable, people called me a bigot, yet here we are now....
@phalcon , as you were then, apparently you are still a bigot.
Pedophilia is not something new. It is being rooted out more and those committing it are being dragged through the proverbial streets as they should be. Except for the President. He gets a pass apparently. Unfortunately the claim of pedophilia is also being used as a conspiracy theorists tool to claim that those they deem an enemy to their politics should be barred from any office.
@mas2de, no, he’s right. The same agenda that pushed homosexuality decades ago are using the same strategy for pedophilia. There are literal documents saying this would all happen, and it is.
@slug11, yeah, it’s getting really bad
@mas2de, go look up YouTuber Sophia Narwitz. She’s really on point.
@Hot Coffee, Thanks for the info. She did okay. She wasn't wrong on any point afaik but I think she gives too much credit to Hollywood for that movie. Don't get me wrong, Hollywood obviously has some issues with sex among adults and children under 18. But the movie is from France. Not Hollywood.
I don't doubt that there are sick fvçks doing sick things to the thoughts of these children. I don't think pedophilia will ever be "normalized". It is a sickness but it cannot be normalized because it inherently harms kids. Consenting adults can do whatever, but kids can't give consent.
I hope that this shjtstorm brings about some change for the better against movies like this and pedophilia in general. I think it's going to wind up a dark web sicko's movie though, which is horrifying.
There are child sex trafficking rings in the world (no, HRC is not in on any. FFS ppl) and they do Need to be attacked with the full fervor of every decent ounce of leadership that this world has.
@mas2de, there are local child trafficking rings all over the US, too. Right in seemingly safe neighborhoods. There’s been an agenda to normalize pedos and people will be forced to comply just like they’re doing with giving gender hormones to kids if they want to be trannys. Soon kids will “be able to give consent”. This plan has been in the works for years. To those paying attention it’s so obvious, but most people don’t pay attention.
@Child Slapper, a plan by pedos. Of which there are very few. Our old laws didn't say squat about sexuality and science, and by extension courts, will never claim that a child can give the consent of an adult because a child's brain is not nearly fully formed until they are about 18+. The furthest they could probably finagle it is down to 16 in America. That is a fact with evidence backing it up. There will be no future in America where the age of consent is 11. Parents consent for a child is an entirely different story.
Sick parents let sick kids do sick things. That requires mental, physical and legal evaluation and reaction beyond the scope of us or this forum.
There is child trafficking all over the US and it's a constant battle against it.
I see the slippery slope you've fallen down and you had to cross a pretty immovable, unflinching barrier to do so. Pedophilia will never be normalized in the US. Please continue to fight against it though.
@mas2de, of course I will, but there’s a LOT more of it going on than you think. There are hundreds of thousands of them online in forums and those are just a percentage of the community. The same studies decades ago that “proved” homosexuality is not a choice; those same studies are being used today to say “pedophilia” is not a choice. They used to label transphobia as a disorder in the DSM, and now it’s not. They are in the process of making pedophilia a disorder you are born with or develop, and in years to come when it’s “offensive” they will remove that as a disorder, too.
There’s a whole lot more backing to this agenda than people know. The online forums are scary.
By the way; brains aren’t fully formed till 25.
Also, it’s not going to be an age of consent; they are going to start blurring what “sex” and “freedom of expression” are, so all young kids are corrupted. ‘Cuties’ is exactly that. “Girls shaking butts isn’t sexual” and it’s going to snowball like that till they win
@Child Slapper, again, pedophilia IS a disorder. The people with it need readjustment. You can say "You have a disorder, let's help you fix that." Without saying "Let's make any actions you've taken to satisfy your pedophilic urges, just okay and you won't face charges for raping a child."
Again, homosexuality and being transgender are disorders but they DO NOT cross the lines that pedophilia Does. You can be homosexual or trans and have consensual intercourse with a partner of your choice. The choices with your body as an adult are choices with only your body. A pedo cannot have consensual intercourse with the partner of their choice because that partner is underage and cannot give consent. You can try to help someone without damning them. But if they have broken the law, then they broke the law and they must face justice.
Age of consent is a hard line that holds up in court. "Freedom of expression" while important pales in comparison to age of consent and when the two are pitted ...
@mas2de, against each other in a court of law, age of consent (an actual law on the books in every society since laws were made) will win and that person trying to "blur the line" can try to blur whatever they want in prison (where no one has pity on pedos).
That's the part that your fear riling media sources are skipping. Is the actual law that a kid toucher or kid fvçker is not allowed to do that, has never been allowed to do that and barring somehow convincing the entire court system that laws against pedophilia are against a conducive society, it will stay that way. Now convincing even a single lower court of that will take overwhelming scientific and political and social evidence that laws against pedophilia are bad. Only then will those laws be challenged. That evidence simply does not exist and cannot be manufactured in the ways and amounts it would need to be to change laws and hearts and minds that pedophilia is not an awful thing. ...
@mas2de, They would have to convince most of medicine that child sexual assault does not harm the child. The exact opposite is currently happening. Medicine is better defining how CSA is harming kids and in what ways, some of which were unknown previously.
Gotta say, they picked a really weird hill to die on.