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    Quote Originally Posted by Satsuki
    Now isn't this interesting . . . .
    https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/...UW3G1NbGTHMwEQ

    A bill in Alabama requiring all men to get a vasectomy on their 50th birthday or after their third child, whichever comes first. And he pays for it himself. This bill is a response to the near-total ban that passed legislature (but got stopped by a judge) on abortion. The reason? If women have to be responsible for their "reproductive decisions" then so should men. It takes two to tango.

    Now of course this isn't going to get passed or anything, but it's interesting to see bills like this put into the system.
    Just another classic case of politics dictating common sense as usual.

    This is just ASKING for human rights abuses.

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    The history of the Pilgrims is not squeaky clean, but dude, don't do this to historical sites:
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...p3p2Ikr14nNcQ0

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    I can understand indigenous frustrations regarding history (with Columbus being one such culprit). Hell, look at what's happening in Canada right now between the pipeline producers and the blockaders!

    But, defacing property is obviously not the solution. At best, it will only serve to tighten resolves between both sides. What needs to honestly happen is what's being done to Confederate statues: Provide footnotes to the events and let the general public make up their minds on whether their historical figures were heroes or villains.

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    Yeah I wouldn't compare this to Confederate statues since erecting those was not only dumb but some of them in addition to some Confederate monuments have been taken down.

    In other words that's making a good case for why some of these things shouldn't be where they're at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaba Kaba Fruit View Post
    I can understand indigenous frustrations regarding history (with Columbus being one such culprit). Hell, look at what's happening in Canada right now between the pipeline producers and the blockaders!

    But, defacing property is obviously not the solution. At best, it will only serve to tighten resolves between both sides. What needs to honestly happen is what's being done to Confederate statues: Provide footnotes to the events and let the general public make up their minds on whether their historical figures were heroes or villains.
    There's a difference between a neutral "here is an important thing" monument like Plymouth rock, and a statue lionizing something.
    Fuck the statues, tear them down. The confederates were villains full stop.

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    Bad or good, the Pilgrims were the start of the current country known as the United States, so acknowledging their history is important. Just like acknowledging Native American history is important.

    This is sadly not the first time Plymouth Rock has been defiled, and it probably won't be the last. Because people are idiots.

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-e...mpression=true

    So this happened in a Belgium town yesterday.

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    I was about to be outraged, then I remembered we have black piet in the Netherlands...

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    And here I thought Borat was a parody of Eastern Europe.

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    Welp, there goes Harvey Weinstein, watch out with the soap, dont drop it. I just hope he doesnt get suicided and the security cameras malfunction

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    *spits* Good riddance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs View Post
    https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-e...mpression=true

    So this happened in a Belgium town yesterday.
    WTF is wrong with people!?

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    We Beneluxians are a special breed it seems.

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    We Beneluxians are a special breed it seems.
    Huh. I had you pegged as an American

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    Just completely obsessed with American politics. I probably need to find a hobby.

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