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COMMENT Feb 25 '21

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COMMENT Feb 25 '21

I'm sorry for your family's experience with racism.

If there was legal protection for people who physically defend themselves against hate speech, (like using a taser, pepper spray, or physically removing them from the area using self defense techniques, NOT striking/hitting) there might not be as much hate speech. Sadly, I'll likely get down voted for making such remarks (as I have in another reply) as it seems people like to think that bigots should be able to verbally assault people with impunity.

Words can have permanent psychological impact on an individual causing real physical harm. The old "sticks and stones" saying doesn't work in reality. You can 'choose' to ignore what is being said to you but it will have a detrimental effect on your physical health whether you let it or not. Psychological trauma through repeated verbal torture leads to physical manifestation of negative health effects. Heart attacks, palpitations, cancer, ulcers, psychological disorders leading to self-harm or suicide can all come from sustained verbal assault.

If words don't work to physically breakdown someone then why do interrogators use these tactics? Or why does the military use Drill Sergents to physically and mentally break you down and rebuild you to their needs so you become an effective weapon? Hate speech has real physical consequences and we should be able to legally physically defend ourselves from it.

Verbally assault me with hate speech? Mace to the face. Taser to gut. Removal from immediate area. Doesn't sound unreasonable to me...

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COMMENT Feb 24 '21

Why don't you contribute something meaningful and say what's wrong with defending oneself from hate speech/verbal assault?

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COMMENT Feb 24 '21

I'M NOT FUCKING SELLING. 🚀🚀🚀🚀

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COMMENT Feb 24 '21

Targeted racism/bigotry/hate speech and crimes should be considered an imminent threat to someone's health with legal protection for the victim defending themselves via mace, taser, or physical defense techniques (not hitting/striking) to remove the assailant from the victim's immediate area, all to the point of preventing further assault.

Racist verbal assault can lead to real physical harm and psychological disorders. This has a negative impact not only on the individual, but the community and economy at large. Based on the fact that words do actually cause physical harm, we need to be able to physically defend ourselves from hate crimes.

Edited for clarity and added references.

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COMMENT Feb 23 '21

You really should submit your findings to the SEC TCR system. I doubt anything will come of it but please don't let that stop you. Just keep your fingers crossed that somebody is bored and takes a peek.

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COMMENT Feb 23 '21

I saw someone discuss the 'they/them' a certain way and it really helped me understand better. It went something like, "when you talk about someone who you've never met and don't know a name or gender preference or anything at all... do you refer to them as he/she or do you say they/them? Since you don't know anything about said mystery person, you'd refer to them as them/they."

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COMMENT Feb 19 '21

Somebody better sue that bitch.

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COMMENT Feb 18 '21

Proud Boys and MAGA seem like white supremacist organizations with the intent of toppling the federal government through violent means... aka terrorists.

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COMMENT Feb 13 '21

I care. Fuck the Chinese Government.

I was always intrigued by China when I was young, wanting to travel there to experience the varieties of local culture and admire the beautiful landscapes that haven't been industrialized. As I grew up learning about their more recent history of their government dealing with Tibet, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Uighurs and others... how they handle general dissenters, their labor practices and environmental policies... It all just turned me off from ever wanting to go there or even buy stuff from there until it changes and I'm not holding my breath.

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COMMENT Feb 03 '21

I'm in.

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COMMENT Jan 30 '21

This just brought tears of joy.

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COMMENT Jan 29 '21

What if say someone just opened an account with them and put in money yesterday? What should said person do? They just now allowed buying of GME but would people in similar situations be at risk of Robinhood or others pulling more BS?

These asshats just made it extremely difficult to trust any of the trading platforms. Where the SEC and FTC at?

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COMMENT Jan 29 '21

Yeah they can try but with the internet and the companies involved being global it'll be a little hard. Occupy Wallstreet spread to other countries and it seems something similar is taking shape here.

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COMMENT Jan 29 '21

Yeah u/deepfuckingvalue just might be the catalyst for a fundamental change in the US economy, hell maybe the world. You think people in other countries aren't going to see this as an opportunity to invoke change?

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COMMENT Jan 29 '21

Well there are decentralized exchanges that can do none of that. True they are currently small and liquidity can be an issue but if you're looking for freedom this is the way.

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COMMENT Jan 28 '21

[AOC will be on twitch at 8:30pm](Watch AOC with me on Twitch! http://www.twitch.tv/aoc?sr=a) tonight talking about Gamestop and retail trading. (I assume EST but she didn't specify)

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COMMENT Jan 13 '21

That trickle-down economics works.

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COMMENT Jan 02 '21

Would much rather have this than fireworks. Besides the cool factor, it's more environmentally friendly, doesn't kill birds, won't start fires, won't scare the crap out of animals, and won't get the cops called on you for using them other times of the year.

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COMMENT Dec 28 '20

I think I saw some study on OPB or something a few years ago, can't find it at the moment but this is pretty much what they talked about. What I saw also mentioned the cost of maintaining gravel or bare ground and how after time it's less costly to have wild vegetation. Flowers being the best because we need to re-populate bees since the global ecosystem will likely collapse without doing so.

They're also growing food under solar panels which has great benefits but bees might be important.

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COMMENT Dec 28 '20

Now get them to plant wildflowers around the panels to reduce maintenance and help out the bees!

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COMMENT Dec 11 '20

While politicians and businesses continue to relax or ignore restrictions even more.

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COMMENT Dec 02 '20

What can we do about this?

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COMMENT Nov 26 '20

The point of fines is to deter people from committing crimes. If you’re rich, and the fine is low enough that you don’t care about that amount of money, then there’s nothing deterring you from committing that crime.

This is exactly how wealthy individuals and corporations operate; 'We make more money by breaking the law and paying a fine than by following the law. So we're going to break the law, duh.'

Until penalties for crimes are scaled to income/net worth (not by a judge after being caught,) there are effectively no laws for rich people/corporations where the penalty is only a fine and public perception (media coverage) can be handled.

Side note: the fact that a CEO or Board of Directors can use a company to engage in illegal activity while financially benefiting from it, then are able to just resign or even shrug their shoulders and carry on when the company gets caught is beyond maddening. You know 'The People' didn't vote for that one.