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#121201 - Oh. I wouldn't call most cultural values arbitrary.  [+] (4 new replies) 07/03/2016 on Politics - politics news,... 0
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#121203 - theism (07/03/2016) [-]
Yes, but every culture has arbitrary values.
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#121204 - marinepenguin (07/04/2016) [-]
I'll give you that.
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#121205 - theism (07/04/2016) [-]
It really comes down to enforcement too, shaming gay people is one thing, killing them is on another level.
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#121206 - marinepenguin (07/04/2016) [-]
There are a lot of cultures where being gay actually wasn't against the law and really wasn't even frowned upon. Greek and Roman cultures come to mind right away.
#121198 - Well yeah, that led to a lot of the early instability that we … 07/03/2016 on Politics - politics news,... 0
#121197 - Because that describes pretty much every culture throughout hu… 07/03/2016 on Politics - politics news,... 0
#121196 - What culture are you referencing here?  [+] (6 new replies) 07/03/2016 on Politics - politics news,... 0
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#121200 - theism (07/03/2016) [-]
It's intentionally vague
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#121201 - marinepenguin (07/03/2016) [-]
Oh. I wouldn't call most cultural values arbitrary.
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#121203 - theism (07/03/2016) [-]
Yes, but every culture has arbitrary values.
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#121204 - marinepenguin (07/04/2016) [-]
I'll give you that.
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#121205 - theism (07/04/2016) [-]
It really comes down to enforcement too, shaming gay people is one thing, killing them is on another level.
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#121206 - marinepenguin (07/04/2016) [-]
There are a lot of cultures where being gay actually wasn't against the law and really wasn't even frowned upon. Greek and Roman cultures come to mind right away.
#46799 - The push-up and bench are not the same things. If anything wei… 07/03/2016 on Fitness - muscle and... 0
#46797 - There is such a thing as weighted push-ups.  [+] (3 new replies) 07/03/2016 on Fitness - muscle and... 0
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#46798 - mendelevium (07/03/2016) [-]
>Doing a decline/incline weighted pushup

Like bruh, just bench at that point.
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#46805 - whitechino (07/03/2016) [-]
I'm at home. don't work out on the weekends. Just did my deck of cards for a little soreness in my chest.
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#46799 - marinepenguin (07/03/2016) [-]
The push-up and bench are not the same things. If anything weighted push-ups can be better for chest development and preventing injuries, plus there's a lot more core and stabilization work in push-ups.
#121162 - While that's a valid question I don't think the population wou…  [+] (3 new replies) 07/03/2016 on Politics - politics news,... +1
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#121174 - valeriya (07/03/2016) [-]
US foreign policy isn't exclusively to blame in this matter, a lot of pre 1940's British and French Foreign policy also contributed greatly to fucking up the middle east. Best way to look at is, many of the countries in the middle east, hell even africa have their borders drawn according to, well administrative convenience, no ethnic consideration or religious consideration, it was all about your piece of the pie and managing it easily.

Hence why in Iraq you get Sunni's Shia's and to add to the mix Kurds. And in Syria you have just about everything you could possibly have in a middle eastern nation. Every nation is the middle east, with the exception of Iran I think basically exists in its current borders due to the west drawing these lines. Without strong government(Iraq under Saddam), or the exact opposite a weak heavily decentralised government (Lebanon comes to mind), these states don't hold themselves up well, since a representative democracy with little to bind them together except that they don't want to be ruled or influenced by a more foreign power. A good example of how to manage difference probably comes from Northern Ireland where they use a very proportional representative system and have a high amount of control over their own laws.

The alternative of course to this, is to balkanize the middle east.
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#121198 - marinepenguin (07/03/2016) [-]
Well yeah, that led to a lot of the early instability that we similarly saw in Africa in the mid to late 20th century, but i don't that that contributes to the modern day terrorism issue.
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#121171 - whoozy (07/03/2016) [-]
Damn if you do and damn if you don't

Intervene and you get instability
Do nothing and you get tyranny
#121159 - I've just been trying to look at the terror issue from differe…  [+] (5 new replies) 07/03/2016 on Politics - politics news,... +2
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#121161 - thumbfortrump (07/03/2016) [-]
How many of those were legitimate targets? How many died from enemy fire and terrorist actions?

I am pretty much against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but I think it's important to distinguish when talking about those numbers.
We should leave those countries alone. They're clearly not mature enough to handle such things as freedom and democracy. Let them sort their own problems out. Meanwhile, we ban all travelers from said countries entering the US.
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#121162 - marinepenguin (07/03/2016) [-]
While that's a valid question I don't think the population would care, they see us as an occupying Force and everything is just a result of our presence in many ways. I get stories all the time from guys who have been over there, and all they want is to get back to their lives. Some help us thinking we're a solution, and some help the other groups thinking they're the solution, we can try to win their hearts and minds all we want over there, but they want stability over anything else right now.

Unfortunately stability comes in the form of oppressive governments sometimes.
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#121174 - valeriya (07/03/2016) [-]
US foreign policy isn't exclusively to blame in this matter, a lot of pre 1940's British and French Foreign policy also contributed greatly to fucking up the middle east. Best way to look at is, many of the countries in the middle east, hell even africa have their borders drawn according to, well administrative convenience, no ethnic consideration or religious consideration, it was all about your piece of the pie and managing it easily.

Hence why in Iraq you get Sunni's Shia's and to add to the mix Kurds. And in Syria you have just about everything you could possibly have in a middle eastern nation. Every nation is the middle east, with the exception of Iran I think basically exists in its current borders due to the west drawing these lines. Without strong government(Iraq under Saddam), or the exact opposite a weak heavily decentralised government (Lebanon comes to mind), these states don't hold themselves up well, since a representative democracy with little to bind them together except that they don't want to be ruled or influenced by a more foreign power. A good example of how to manage difference probably comes from Northern Ireland where they use a very proportional representative system and have a high amount of control over their own laws.

The alternative of course to this, is to balkanize the middle east.
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#121198 - marinepenguin (07/03/2016) [-]
Well yeah, that led to a lot of the early instability that we similarly saw in Africa in the mid to late 20th century, but i don't that that contributes to the modern day terrorism issue.
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#121171 - whoozy (07/03/2016) [-]
Damn if you do and damn if you don't

Intervene and you get instability
Do nothing and you get tyranny
#121158 - Yeah there's a difference between criticizing the current cult…  [+] (1 new reply) 07/03/2016 on Politics - politics news,... 0
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#121160 - redandgreen (07/03/2016) [-]
I do kind of agree with some of the points. There's more sexualisation of everything, which I think has negative effects, especially on minors, than I'm comfortable with.

I'm not going to argue for censorship or anything though.
#121152 - I'm not really taking sides with drastonomy here, but there ar…  [+] (12 new replies) 07/03/2016 on Politics - politics news,... 0
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#121194 - theism (07/03/2016) [-]
A culture that persecuted people for not adhering to arbitrary moral systems is a bad one.
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#121197 - marinepenguin (07/03/2016) [-]
Because that describes pretty much every culture throughout human history ever.
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#121196 - marinepenguin (07/03/2016) [-]
What culture are you referencing here?
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#121200 - theism (07/03/2016) [-]
It's intentionally vague
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#121201 - marinepenguin (07/03/2016) [-]
Oh. I wouldn't call most cultural values arbitrary.
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#121203 - theism (07/03/2016) [-]
Yes, but every culture has arbitrary values.
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#121204 - marinepenguin (07/04/2016) [-]
I'll give you that.
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#121205 - theism (07/04/2016) [-]
It really comes down to enforcement too, shaming gay people is one thing, killing them is on another level.
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#121206 - marinepenguin (07/04/2016) [-]
There are a lot of cultures where being gay actually wasn't against the law and really wasn't even frowned upon. Greek and Roman cultures come to mind right away.
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#121154 - redandgreen (07/03/2016) [-]
We're just talking about shit, sides aren't a thing

I think that there are valid criticisms of different aspects of cultures, I also think that art both reflects and informs culture, I definitely agree with that point.

I just feel that there wasn't a criticism really being made it was more 'I don't like this art and therefore it's bad which means the culture is bad'.
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#121158 - marinepenguin (07/03/2016) [-]
Yeah there's a difference between criticizing the current culture and going around calling everything degenerate.
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#121160 - redandgreen (07/03/2016) [-]
I do kind of agree with some of the points. There's more sexualisation of everything, which I think has negative effects, especially on minors, than I'm comfortable with.

I'm not going to argue for censorship or anything though.