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  1. Initiation Ceremonies

    Why would they get kicked out of the military for that?
  2. The Official President Trump thread

    Here's a little something for all you snoflakes offended by American patriotism. It has a chick in a bikini, so if your job has a problem with that don't click.
  3. The Official President Trump thread

    No it doesn't. I posted the most charitable possible explanation. Part of the reason we have so much trouble compiling statistics on police shootings is that there's incomplete information. But all the information we do have points towards black officers being more likely to use deadly force. There's zero evidence that points the other way.
  4. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    That's a fair enough point. Here's the problem with a politically integrated Europe. Democracy requires a citizenry that understands the issues. Based on this board I'm not sure that you guys possess much understand of German politics. Certainly not to the level of American politics. How are you supposed to be self governing in a political union with people you don't seem to understand or care about all that much? Again, whoever is in charge of Germany is the most important person politically for the EU.
  5. The Official President Trump thread

    Statistics are a bit incomplete on this subject, but there have been a few studies attempted. All show that in absolute numbers black officers are more likely to kill suspects. Obviously that's not a relevant stat since high crime areas are more likely to have a higher percentage of black police officers. The studies have shown that even holding constant for these factors, black officers are still more likely to kill people. The incomplete nature of the statistics available to study complicates how accurately we can report the numbers. But there have been no studies which suggest the opposite, that white officers are more likely to shoot people. Here's the Snopes write up on the topic. They rate the claim as unproven, but the relevant links are in their write up. http://www.snopes.com/black-police-officers-likely-kill-black-people/ It makes sense from a common sense perspective as well. Black officers are on average not as qualified upon hiring due to affirmative action hiring programs in most major city police forces. They will also have on average grown up in a culture that promotes violent behavior compared to the upbringing of most non-blacks in America.
  6. The Official President Trump thread

    Black cops are more likely to use deadly force, including against other black people.
  7. General Politics Thread

    I would agree. Can't see how you could see it any other way.
  8. German Election

    Right, it's the same as your stereotypical Trump voter in the US. Trump voters weren't the methheads. The most stereotypical Trump voters were the semi-successful people in areas of the country where the culture has taken a nosedive.
  9. German Election

    The argument is that those "white areas" in Germany, much like the USA, have experienced massive economic losses in the post cold War globalist economy. The people there notice this. Where race comes in is that they notice the people flooding the successful areas of the country are not the people from domestic economically disadvantaged areas, it's people from the 3rd world. In America we've seen a reversal of the traditional movement from rural areas towards modern economic prosperity in California as immigrants have replaced working class people from small farm towns in middle America (think Ronald Reagans family moving from Illinois to California) as the main source of migrants. Then there's been a second trend of working class California natives moving out, literally by the millions. I'd imagine something similar is in the process of happening in Germany.
  10. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    Unfortunately for you all I speak your language. Naw. There's more to it than that. Look at the US election threads. Look at the German election thread. Says a lot about the cultural and political orientation of your country.
  11. The Official President Trump thread

    There was a cultural push in the years after the civil war for both sides to be respected and honored. It was considered patriotic to do this as it would help bind up the wounds and decrease regional conflict in future generations if both sides could feel that their ancestors should be given proper respect. This was a near universal attitude until the far left started to target symbols of Southern white people as part of their culture war on traditional America in the past few decades. Polling shows only modest success in reversing the positive or benign view of the Confederate leaders, soldiers, and their symbols with the general public, but it's been a massive success with the elites.
  12. The Official President Trump thread

    It predates 9/11 for sure. I can tell you that. I'm not sure if this is correct, but I heard it explained once as a reaction to Vietnam. People were burning the flag and soldiers were coming home to jeering mobs. Previous generations had a more quiet daily patriotism, maybe closer to what exists for average patriotic people in Europe. There was a cultural push to make sure the so-called "silent majority" never let that happen to our soldiers or the symbols of our country again. It was probably the only front in the "culture war" that the right wing actually won, as most people outside of some young people, the far left, and a certain percentage of minorities respect the flag and the people who fought for it. Those that don't have respect are mostly cowed into silence in public places and only voice that lack of respect in friendly circles. It's not much different than the culture war shifts on views towards homosexuality. It's the same process.
  13. The Official President Trump thread

    Right, cops aren't a race. You can oppose the police as a perfectly valid political position. In this specific case there was context. That context was that a black man had just set out to murder white cops. His intention specifically stated "white." Mr. Crowell posted a meme of a white cop being murdered within 24 hours of that happening. It's a stretch to say there was no racial context contained in that gesture. For the record, I don't think he should be fired. I don't have a problem with black people having negative racist feelings towards white people, or other groups. Poor people are provided for here. It's arguable whether a more generous welfare state beyond the basics does more harm or good. It's not a black and white issue. America has more in common culturally with North Korea than with Europe! Amazing! Edit: Not just "more." "Far more."
  14. German Election

    These fuckin Germans just can't stop putting people in charge who try to destroy the West.
  15. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    Wonder what's being discussed more on message boards in France and Holland? I would guess Germany.