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  1. CUBAREY

    Brazil joins the March to the Right.

    "What it will do, is leave higher paying jobs that are going to get flooded by people getting re-educated." If you look back at hisotory , while their have been many attempts, there has never been a succesful "Re-education" program that has worked in a large scale. What has occured is that while a few people might get succesfully re-trained the vast majority remain unemployable. It occured, after the agricultural revolution, after the indusstrial revolution and it's happening today in the US. People who find their skills inadequate for a new economy are left by the wayside. It's not until the next generation (and sometimes not even then) that the disposed again join the workforce.
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    political meme's & lolz

    "I dunno, with over 600,000 Jews in the LA area alone and only 250,000 living people in the entire state having passed the bar I think it's entirely possible an actual majority of lawyers in the area are Jewish. If not, they certainly make up a significant percentage regardless to give the impression." Jews tend to be highly educated and succesful. They are overrepresented among the ranks of almost every top profession, and tend to be the top practitioners in said professions. Think, not only lawyers, but doctors, accountants, Hollywoood moguls and businessmen generally. In all such professions Jews are over-represented if you look at the entire population. However, if you take only the percentage of the population that is educated, competent and ambitious the Jewish over-representation is much less noticiable.
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    political meme's & lolz

    Best lawyer joke: There were three survivors of an airplane crash that managed to swim to a deserted island when the plane crashed into the sea. After a few days without water or food the three were desperate and agreed to take turns attempting to swim back to the plane through shark infested waters to get supply. The first to try was a Jewish rabbi who said a silent prayer and began swimming. He got 40 feet from shore when the sharks noticed him and attemted to attack him. He barely got back to the beach without being bitten. The next day the next survivor a Catholic priest who said a hail merry attempted to swim out but he only got 30 feet into the surf before the sharks attacked. On the fourth day, the last survivor a lawyer simply said, "What the Hell" and began swimming to the plane. Instead of attacking him the sharks simply circled him all the way out to the plane and then back again. At this the Preist cried out that this was a miracle proof the their was a God. The Rabbi being older and wiser, demured, he said that it was only professional courtesy on the part of the sharks!
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    Who should/will the Dems run in 2020?

    "Our current President has no experience doing any of that." He actually has lots of experience running a large corporation/buruacracy. Unless the President has specific knowledge in foreign policy that is almost always left to experts. Trump is a Clumsy and inarticulate Reagan or Kennedy in the sphere of foreign policy. However, I much rather have a Trump who is inarticulate but is determined to follow policies that favor AMerican interests then someone like Obama that was very articulate but had a foreign policy that seemed to be more concerned with how the world saw him then what was actually in the best interests of the US population.
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    political meme's & lolz

    Listening to a compiliation of Disturb today so if I am a bit over the top you might blame the ferocity of their music. 😈
  6. CUBAREY

    political meme's & lolz

    "Nah, I wasn't calling you a jew lawyer. I did not say you were, you were just calling me a lawyer. However, the Jew part has been thrown at me by many asswipes who do not deserve the toilet papaer to have their asses wiped (and they come as often from the left as right, indeed it's a swear that is easily used by the ignorant of all types and classes.) "Most lawyers are Jews in my neck of the woods." That's not really true anywhere in the US, but I would say that you might be confused because Jews make up a significant percentage of the "good lawyers" (as defined as lawyers who effectively represent their clients). "I was just stating that Lawyers are more hated then ISIS, the Jews, and Blacks, even among conservatives who tend to hate all 3 of those groups the most." Actually most conservatives do not care about skin color they care about acts and personal comportment. Also most conservatives especially the religious tend to be quite sympathetic to Jews. And yes we hate ISIS as should you as it's members's believe that Jews, Queers and non-Muslims should all pretty much deserve to be killed. ISIS is a violent Terrorist/Hate group and only fools would think that hating them is somehow illegitimate. See, I am the type of conservative that can distinguish between ISIS and the beliefs of the average Muslim and the beliefs of American adherents to Islam; maybe you should spend a little time educating yourself as you somehow are equating the legitimacy of the hate towards ISIS and ill feelings towrads Islam in general. Which of course is as a rule a peril that most liberals today fall into, they equate any oppostion to a group as prejudice and discrimination without noticing that some people and some beliefs not shared by western civilized people are truly abhorrent and deserving of hatred.
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    political meme's & lolz

    "Conservative? Or actually a libertarian?" Very definately conservatives, the type that are unapogeticly sexist. "That doesn't fit your narrative of Liberals blindly supporting things like BLM and racial identity politics." That's only because you do not understand "the Intersectionalist" strain in SJW's. They believe in a higherachy of victimhood. So blacks are to be believed and supported above whites but females are higher in the victomhood scale then black males so for them OJ's maleness trumps his blackness to liberals. "But hey, you're a lawyer, there's a reason your hated more than the Jews, Blacks, and Isis." Hey and from asses like yourself I take pride when I am called a Jew Lawyer! Those who tell truth to the ignorant masses are often hated.
  8. CUBAREY

    political meme's & lolz

    "But somehow, having the allegation that you were a slut makes you less credible, than the allegation of being a rapist." First it's not an allegation of Sluttiness. whoredom is a history of it, the authorities having knowledge that someone is a prostitute naturally makes them much less ready to take an allegation of rape of that person to a jury. Same for a woman who has a history of having multiple partners, she simply is going to have a harder time of being believed on an allegation of rape. " But somehow, having the allegation that you were a slut makes you less credible, than the allegation of being a rapist." Because the allegation of being promiscuous is based on evidence offered or at least alleged and implied while the presumption that someone commiteed rape is supposed to be taken on the bare allegation of the accuser. "You on the other hand, want investigations squashed because it might tarnish any mans (well, Conservative men, you'd throw a liberal under a bus) reputation, and deem any and all victims as non-credible by making allegations that their character is non-credible." Not at all I would leave it to what the evidence would show with the proviso that when it comes to he said/she said allegations the parties former known character will have a great effect on what a jury will believe. Thus I have known prosecutors who have at the end not prosecuted a claim of rape when the victim has been a prostitute because the actual evidence was at best incidental and because of her profession the prosecutor realized that she would not be taken as a very credible witness. He actually believed that the man actually committed the alleged act but was highly dubious that a jury would convict. "In-house investigations are highly scrutinized by the public, and prone to extreme bias and corruption." First you need multiple investigations the police are quite well equipped to do priliminary investigations to determine if their rules where violated and to give a prima facie ruling on whehter it was a good shoot or not. The prosecutors office should do an independent review of such investigation and a further more thorough investigation if questions arise. The probelm with "independent" investigations is that first they are hardly "independent as those making them have their own axe to grin often being an anti-police bias and second the fact is that both the police and prosecutors office are professionally competent to perform such an investigation and their simply is no such competence in "independent" investigations. "Conservatives and whites in general." Actually the polls show that a majority of blacks and other minorities also believe he was guilty with the percentage of minorities believing that increasing as time goes on.
  9. CUBAREY

    political meme's & lolz

    "Ever thought that perhaps those rape victims weren't sluts/whore to begin with? That society used that logic, to brand those victims as Sluts and Whores to make them less credible? Has that ever.. occurred to you?" It's occured and rejected. The reason why society choose to disregrd their statements is because their known former activities rather was seen to rather seriously impune their credability. Not saying that such women were not ever raped or that society was wrong in disregarding their accusations out of hand merely pointing out that society did so due to societies' knowledge of their former conduct which caused their credability to be disregarded. "Welp, you guy's don't care about executing potentially innocent people with the Death Penalty, so what's it matter right? Via conservative logic, It's better to put someone in prison wrongfully and get all the bad guys in prison, then to let one bad guy out. Better to make voting as hard as possible, lest one person make a fraudulent vote. " Your the one who would convict men of rape without credible evidence. If anyone is disregarding the rights of the accused it is you and people like you who seem to believe that an accusation of rape is tantamount to it being a certainy. "But that doesn't mean society isn't allowed to Ostracize people they believe did it, even if the court of law doesn't believe they did." Which point also fully applies to the society and people of the past who were ostricized and whose credability was disregarded based on conducting themselves in ways which that society deemed inappropriate. "Just look at how many Conservatives still think OJ killed his wife. Ya'll ostracized the shit out of the man." Well if the polls are to be believed, it's not just conservatives that believe that OJ killed his wife, it's an almost universal belief fueled in large part that while he was not convicted in the criminal courts he was found responsible in civil courts. Also I no a few conservative assholes who take the view that since he was found not guilty in the criminal case he should not have been ostricized but know no liberal who takes that view. Thus, even in the case of OJ it's the liberal types that are most willing to ostricize OJ (not that I do not believe he deserves it).
  10. CUBAREY

    political meme's & lolz

    "Eh, I'm pretty sure back in the 70s and 80s, only a few women would step forward to the police if they felt they were raped during such an occasion. Society & police were rather uncaring about it. Oh? You were wearing a short skirt? Must have asked for it. Oh? You were drunk? Oh well." Dude, you have no idea of what it was like in the 70's and 80's. "How many thousands went on with their lives because society at the time would brand you as a slut/whore/liar for trying to make a rape allegation?" Actually it was that society did not take seriously claims of rape from sluts/whores and liars! They were not deemed credible. Today the pedulum has swung to the opposite end where it does not matter who is making the allegation and under what circumstances the charge of rape is supposed to be universally accepted without an ounce of corraborating evidence because to do otherwise would be to "blame the victim". I agree that in the past some legitimate rape charges were ignored because of the known character of the alleged victim ( but nowhere in the numbers you believe) and that was wrong. However, today's attitude is no better an likely causes at least as many innocent men to have their lives ruined by unfounded allegations as rapes were ignored in the past.
  11. CUBAREY

    Political Musings

    "And wet feet, dry feet was a bad policy that ended up playing right into the hands of Mexican drug traffickers by giving them a nice revenue stream that no one really cared about." Wet feet dry feet only ever applied to "Cubans" and they were two small a group to really matter to the Mexican drug carterls. The Coyotes were a different thing but unlike other refugees the Cubans who used the Coyotes had an Ace in the hole that helped them not be preyed on by the Coyote to the same extent then others. To put it bluntly most of the security details of the Columbian and Most Mexican drug lords were personally led by Cuban born criminals that had serious ties to the CIA and right wing latin government security forces. And these men were seen as "Serious" by the Coyotes and they made their feelings well known about any Coyote abusing a Cuban refugee that used there services. Some of the bloodiest episodes concerning Coyotes involved cases where they pissed of said Cuban security types. Here is a good explaination of the legal principles involved in having to apply for refugee status in the first country you arrive after leaving your home country. https://cis.org/Cadman/Why-Shouldnt-Central-Americans-Have-Apply-Asylum-Mexico See also the UN convention and p r o t o c o l r e l a t i n g t o t h e s tat u s o f Published by: r e f u g e e s https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/protection/basic/3b66c2aa10/convention-protocol-relating-status-refugees.html Which sets the actual requirements for all signatory nations. 1.Among the important limitations of the International Treaty on Refugees is that limits coverage to persons who "owing to wellfounded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country". Please note that criminal activity in a country even if rampent does not give someone from that country the status of a refugee. 2. A Country that is a signatory to the Refugee Treaty can impose penaltites on so-called refugees who enter such country illegally from a country other then the one in which their life is endangered. "The Contracting States shall not impose penalties, on account of their illegal entry or presence, on refugees who, coming directly from a territory where their life or freedom was threatened in the sense of article 1, enter or are present in their territory without authorization, provided they present themselves without delay to the authorities and show good cause for their illegal entry or presence." 3. Moreover,the Refugee treaty only prohibits a signatory state from expelling a refugee and returning him to the borders of his own country if said refugee is lawfully within territory of the signatory country. "The Contracting States shall not expel a refugee lawfully in their territory save on grounds of national security or public order". 4. Further, Due process is only required to be given to a refugee that is within the territory of a signatory country legally. "The expulsion of such a refugee shall be only in pursuance of a decision reached in accordance with due process of law. Except where compelling reasons of national security otherwise require, the refugee shall be allowed to submit evidence to clear himself, and to appeal to and be represented for the purpose before competent authority or a person or persons specially designated by the competent authority."
  12. CUBAREY

    Political Musings

    It actually had done a damn good job to liquidate the politcal influence of the Narco traffiers/ Leftest Revoltionaries in Columbia (of course with an able assist from the "Pepes but hey you cannot look a gift horse in the mouth). Not saying that the drug trade has been ended in Columbia (that can not happen when there are so many willing customers in the US) but the serious crime wave of the 1980's and 1990's which threatened the very existance of the state has been long (and bloodily ended). Further outside of the cocaine trade the problems that Latin America has experienced are almost entirely a product of homegrown inadequacies which American foreign policy has largely not effected for the good or bad.
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    Who should/will the Dems run in 2020?

    Here is an Atlanitc article that disputes the fact that O'Rourke actually proved to have run an exceptional campaign and which highlights some of this polic positions which would be problematic in National race where the decision would likely rest on middle of the road unaffiliated voters. "https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/11/why-did-beto-orourke-lose-texas/575104/ Also, just remembering the almost decisive hit which Bush II took in 2000 when his DUI was revealed days before the election we should remember that O"Rourke has a decidedly more serious DUI record to explain to the national audience. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/texas/article/Police-reports-detail-Beto-O-Rourke-s-1998-13195088.php
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    Who should/will the Dems run in 2020?

    "I don't like Beto for Pres given he just lost to Cruz but he would make an excellent VP candiate imo. I'd love to see him unleashed in VP attack dog mode lol." That was the Idea when Bush !, selected Dan Quayle for VP. That turned out to be a politcal disaster although to his credit Quayle proved to be an above average VP by most other standards.
  15. No my arguemnet which is the one that holds and has held the vast majority of votes in the Supreme Court since the 1950's, is that some groups are not only discriminated against but do not have the political or economic power to protect themselves from those who would use the government against them and in such cases and only such cases should we give them special protection from the normal political process and/ or individual caprice. My personal view is that inidivuals should always "discriminate" that is use their faculties to determine how to view people who are different based on the decision you are deciding and the different attributes which people might bring to the situation. "Do not fire someone because they're gay. " That would depend, if I had a business located in a very conservative area and It depended on that general population for its clientelle then I likely would not hire a gay preson, especially a flamboyently gay person. But not because I disagreed with their life style but because I believe that their employment would be a detriment to the success of my business. "Do not hire someone because they're black." If I ran a business which had a large percentage of blacks and the candidate was well qualified I would see his being black as a positive that might very well lead me to hire him over as an equally well qualified (and likely a slightly more qqualifed) white candidate because the reason I am hiring anyone is to improve my business and in this example the candidate being black might actually be a positive for the business. "Do not refuse to help someone because they're a woman." I am a traditionist my impulse would be to help the woman first because she is a woman! In a business or other context, I would view helping a woman in the same way I would go about deciding who is best for the business regardless of the make-up of the business as it stands. If hiring a woman would be the most advantages I would do so, if hiring someone with some other characteristic or qualification would be most advantages to the business I would do so. In business like in most aspects of life I follow the Bralizian saying " The only color that matters is green". "Do not rent to someone because they are white " I will rent to whoever has the rent money and will not destroy the property under normal circumstances. Now if I happened to own a property in a very racist area where their was a very real possiblity that the neighborhood people would turn violent and destroy my property and hurt a non-white renter I would likely refuse to rent to a non-white and would definately attempt to sell the property as quickly as possible, but I would neither suffer serious economic lose nor be partially responsible for the violence inflicted on an innocent person simply to say that I am in no way a racist. You may think badly of me, but I would sleep soundly if I had to make such a decision. "Do not evict someone because they are Muslim. Again my decision would be based on the ability to pay the rent and upkeep by property but would be subject to the same caveats as above. "My argument is do not discriminate. My argument is that we should all discriminate, that is use our judgment as to why we are making the decision and be straightforward in advancing such interests. Now, for the same reason that I believe I should be allowed to make such decisions on my personal determination of what is important I would grant that same right to others even when they would make decisions that I would have serious differences with. "I'm hiring to expand my team, and my team was currently all male, and I had two candidates with the exact some resume/CV, but one was a man, and one was a woman, given the current layout of my team, I'd probably hire the woman, because diversity in teams helps the team; just like I try to not only hire CS/SE degrees, I make sure to have math and (given my team) physics backgrounds. Diversity is good! I mean there are a lot of holes on my team - I don't have any veterans (do foreigners whose home countries have conscription count?), I don't have any WoC, I don't have any gay men, I don't have any US-citizen PoCs...but, whatever, my point is diversity is good." Diversity as a goal is a concept that has absolutely no meaning! You first have to determine what type of diversityis meaningful for the activity at hand. A top professional soccer, baseball, basketball or football team would be lacking in "Diversity" if they did not have a woman or a gay person. However, hiring a woman simply because she is a woman or gay makes absolutely no sense in a sports team where athletic ability is paramount. As to your tech team, is sexual diversity really that improtant? I would think that other types of diversity (technical qualifications, educational bacggrounds, etc.) would be much more relevant. Of course it's a valid consideration to want soemone who is more communicative and a team player (two attributes which social science has shown women tend to score higher at then men) and and applicants sex might be a kind of second hand way of seeking those attributes but if you have the chance would you not seek the best technically qualified candidate that actually possessed those traits instead of sim;y hiring a woman? Again the most important thing is to determine what type of "diversity" is important for the activity and then simply incorporating that trait into the the decision of who is most qualified instead of artificially seeking to "diversify" your workforce based on traits that have nothing to do with the position that is being filled.
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