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#46 - Related. 07/07/2016 on Beast Ranch +6
#12 - Don't think that it's filmed in Sweden. We don't have yellow l…  [+] (2 new replies) 01/29/2016 on No one sleeps in Tokyo! +1
#57 - nushroom (01/30/2016) [-]
but norwegian signs usually arent blue, thats why i said sweden.. but its kinda hard to say where it is so idunno
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#24 - zuflux (01/30/2016) [-]
Then it's probably in norway. I'm not 100% sure, but the colours on the road painting, shape of the sign and colours of the exit sign match, at least.
#11 - This is how you're supposed to do it! 01/29/2016 on No one sleeps in Tokyo! 0
#16 - Does anyone have the actual video of this debate/interview/whatevs? 12/27/2015 on Healthisim 0
#702 - Friggin great dude. 12/24/2015 on A very special giveaway 0
#7 - Nope, this is the original. 12/03/2015 on Night skiing in LED suits 0
#2 - Not the original source, but I find this one better  [+] (2 new replies) 12/03/2015 on Night skiing in LED suits +1
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#3 - yamadragon (12/03/2015) [-]
? Isn't this the original source?
#7 - swedotcom (12/03/2015) [-]
Nope, this is the original.
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#131 - There was even an article about this, or news coverage (don't … 11/30/2015 on How to deal with "refugees" +1
#129 - I like you, you raise good points and you keep your **** toget…  [+] (2 new replies) 11/30/2015 on How to deal with "refugees" +1
#130 - testaburger (11/30/2015) [-]
"LOOK AT THE RACIST FUCKS. "
And this is why it's only going to get worse. Because people refuse to even try to understand why people are setting shit on fire. I had a similar discussion with my mother at one point. I was trying to make the point that dehumanizing people like Hitler would only lead to more people like him getting power. Because people see that nice man who's really trying to help his country, and then suddenly he wants to exterminate the mexicans jews. It doesn't help to say "Hitler wasn't a human being".
She flat out refused to continue the discussion. She said "He's not a human being, and that's it".
She wasn't even going to listen to my reasoning. Just refused to think about it.

I think it's the same thing with the whole burning of asylum centers. People don't want to think that people might have a (in their viewpoint) legitimate reason to do so. They brand them racists, and that's it. Racists aren't really people, they're basically monsters.
It's basic group mentality. "There's my group, the good humans, and then there's that other group, the vile monsters".

I dare say most people aren't aware of this, so they fall into the trap of simply dehumanizing the "others" who did something bad, and completely fail to understand why the others are doing what they're doing.


tldr: When people resort to violence in order to be heard, you don't dehumanize them and pretend they don't exist
That'll just make it even worse.


/endrant
And yes, I too hope people just sit the fuck down and chill.
#131 - swedotcom (11/30/2015) [-]
There was even an article about this, or news coverage (don't remember)... Anywhore.
It mentioned this specific problem, that people only look for facts that supports their ideas and vision of the world. And the facts aren't necessarily true, I see made up shit on Facebook everyday about political ideas, what party did what, what minister blew who and so on... So this is actually a really big issue, but again, people fail to see that.

I've been there myself as well, but I'm slowly widening my view about it. Checking facts, double checking and has the author written anything more about the subject. By doing so you'll get a better picture of the author/producer and where they stand in this question.

I've had some encounters with my parents about this. Pretty much same thing. Something they agree on and the rest is just pure denial. This is why I like talking like this. We're having a civilized discussion even though our great-great-great grandfathers probably were bloodsworn enemies. Look at Daesh and their views on shia and sunni muslims. Their beliefs were "divided" some 1400 years ago and they are still fighting.

So yeah, people should fucking chill.
#127 - Haha, swedes are open minded remember? No but seriously though…  [+] (4 new replies) 11/30/2015 on How to deal with "refugees" +1
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#128 - testaburger (11/30/2015) [-]
You've won this time, Swede.
We shall meet on the battlefield another time....

Agreed, non-violent protests are surely the best way (morally), but there's a thing to be said about violence. It gets people's attention. A few thousand protesters walk down a street in the capital? Might get mentioned briefly.
20 burnt down buildings? That's headline material.
Sadly, it gets the job done. They get the attention they want.

It's a clusterfuck of proxy armies and real armies all fighting among themselves. We've got US-supplied ISIS, because the US supplies random militias that then end up joining ISIS, and we've got Russian-supplied militias, and now Russian military.
As much as it sucks, I honestly think the best bet right now is Assad, as he at least represents some form of stability.
#129 - swedotcom (11/30/2015) [-]
I like you, you raise good points and you keep your shit together. Couldn't have said it any better my self. There is a lot of news coverage about these fires going on, nationwide. And morally it's the worst, the headlines in the newspapers scream: ARSON!!!111eleven OMG LOOK AT THE RACIST FUCKS.

Yeah that might be true, I really hope that they all sit down together and focus on the reason this conflict started, what the most pressing matters are and a solution to end the conflict. And hopefully, we won't have to deal with wars like this again.
#130 - testaburger (11/30/2015) [-]
"LOOK AT THE RACIST FUCKS. "
And this is why it's only going to get worse. Because people refuse to even try to understand why people are setting shit on fire. I had a similar discussion with my mother at one point. I was trying to make the point that dehumanizing people like Hitler would only lead to more people like him getting power. Because people see that nice man who's really trying to help his country, and then suddenly he wants to exterminate the mexicans jews. It doesn't help to say "Hitler wasn't a human being".
She flat out refused to continue the discussion. She said "He's not a human being, and that's it".
She wasn't even going to listen to my reasoning. Just refused to think about it.

I think it's the same thing with the whole burning of asylum centers. People don't want to think that people might have a (in their viewpoint) legitimate reason to do so. They brand them racists, and that's it. Racists aren't really people, they're basically monsters.
It's basic group mentality. "There's my group, the good humans, and then there's that other group, the vile monsters".

I dare say most people aren't aware of this, so they fall into the trap of simply dehumanizing the "others" who did something bad, and completely fail to understand why the others are doing what they're doing.


tldr: When people resort to violence in order to be heard, you don't dehumanize them and pretend they don't exist
That'll just make it even worse.


/endrant
And yes, I too hope people just sit the fuck down and chill.
#131 - swedotcom (11/30/2015) [-]
There was even an article about this, or news coverage (don't remember)... Anywhore.
It mentioned this specific problem, that people only look for facts that supports their ideas and vision of the world. And the facts aren't necessarily true, I see made up shit on Facebook everyday about political ideas, what party did what, what minister blew who and so on... So this is actually a really big issue, but again, people fail to see that.

I've been there myself as well, but I'm slowly widening my view about it. Checking facts, double checking and has the author written anything more about the subject. By doing so you'll get a better picture of the author/producer and where they stand in this question.

I've had some encounters with my parents about this. Pretty much same thing. Something they agree on and the rest is just pure denial. This is why I like talking like this. We're having a civilized discussion even though our great-great-great grandfathers probably were bloodsworn enemies. Look at Daesh and their views on shia and sunni muslims. Their beliefs were "divided" some 1400 years ago and they are still fighting.

So yeah, people should fucking chill.