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The Great Debate

"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.

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DOJ Report on the Ferguson PD

Started by Liam Strain. Last reply by Native Son 4 hours ago. 8 Replies

The DOJ has released a report of its investigation into the Ferguson police department.One thing that stuck out for me, were the example anecdotes which really brought home that just "not breaking…Continue

Tags: report, DOJ, Police, Ferguson

Montreal kickboxer to appear in court as RCMP seek terrorism-linked peace bond

Started by Regular Joe Feb 26. 0 Replies

When I heard this on the radio this morning, my first reaction was WTF is a peace bond? So I looked it up: In Canadian law, a peace bond is an order from a criminal court that requires a person to…Continue

Fox News Joins The Jihad

Started by John Muir. Last reply by Sean O' Feb 24. 396 Replies

So, Fox News has on the main page of it's website a link to view the entire video that ISIS recently published showing the murder of the Jordanian pilot they'd held:If you google "Fox News Watch",…Continue

Measles.

Started by Native Son. Last reply by Native Son Feb 23. 85 Replies

According to various news sources, the US is experiencing some sporadic outbreaks of measles.A few obesrvations:First.  I spent my early years in the days before the DPT, MMR and Polio vaccines…Continue

Being Charlie

Started by Will. Last reply by Native Son Feb 13. 179 Replies

What should the West -- or anyone else -- do, now that the staff of Charlie Hebdo have been executed for cartoonizing Mohammed?Which reactions have been right -- or wrong?...and what's actually going…Continue

Buddhist Extremism: Ethnic Massacres, Vicious Reprisals and Concentration Camps

Started by Regular Joe. Last reply by Native Son Feb 13. 3 Replies

Buddhist extremism is a thing. If you're interested in reading a bit about it, here you go: Saffron Terror: an audience with Burma's 'Buddhist Bin Laden’ Ashin Wirathu:…Continue

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Comment by Steve Dallas on February 5, 2015 at 7:41am

"You're a sheep"
"No way, you belong to the sheeple party"

Comment by Will on January 27, 2015 at 3:44pm

Good plan.

I'll sometimes refer to snopes.com.  It's sometimes biased, but it's still the first place to go if something is provably true or false.

Comment by Matt T on January 27, 2015 at 3:42pm

I'm going to. This thing ain't easy to navigate from one's phone! lol

 

Comment by Vytautas on January 27, 2015 at 3:31pm

You should create a discussion thread about it, Matt.

Comment by Matt T on January 27, 2015 at 10:23am
Ha! I love that last one. But yeah, I've seen a lot of that stuff online recently. It just makes it hard for me to defend my point of view when people cite these articles as "news". I know it's just sensational in order to A) get people in general to click the link and B) get people of different opinions to click and be "exposed to the truth". I know it happens on both the left and the right, but I tend to follow more conservative blogs, thus I see more of that.
Comment by Will on January 26, 2015 at 10:31pm

Captions, I mean.

Comment by Will on January 26, 2015 at 10:31pm

Thanks for moving it, Matt.  You also have the power to close the discussion you put in Introductions.

I won't nit-pick.  Usually we introduce new topics here; they'll all run together if they're comments on the group.

I suppose I'd be annoyed if the headline didn't match the article.  Mostly I enjoy James Taranto's intentionally misleading headlines:

Look Out Below! 
“UK’s Sun Drops Topless Models From Page 3”

So Much for the War on Drugs 
“Springfield College Men’s Basketball Takes Hit From Williams College”

News of the Oxymoronic 
“California’s Prop 47 Deals Blow to War on Drugs”

Comment by Pelagius on January 26, 2015 at 10:06pm

The ability to speak and publish lies is just as ingrained as the ability to speak and publish truth, Matt. It lies on the consumer to seek out what is truth and what is not.

Comment by Matt T on January 26, 2015 at 10:01pm
Lately I've noticed quite a few right wing blogs (I myself tend to lean that direction) writing sensational headlines like "Top Generals take Action to Arrest Obama", then the actual "article" has nothing at all to support the headline. Now I'm sure this nonsense exists on both sides of the aisle but come on, we have to start holding these idiots accountable! They make anyone with an opinion look bad! Anyone else notice or agree?
Comment by Pale Horse on November 30, 2014 at 9:42pm

I wonder if he enjoyed the James Bond marathon today.

 

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