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  1. You intentionally posted something you knew was not true, that is a lie, the primary tool of the propagandist except most are not so stupidly obvious. Since I was about 10, I have always been aware of both the relative size and population of Canada and the United States as our family has had property in both countries. I also stated this obvious fact in my first response. You did not make me look at anything, all I did was post the data for all to witness you obvious dishonesty. I would assert that almost no one is surprised when you lie Xavier.
  2. So ... you intentionally lied to the community of this forum? How am I not surprised.
  3. Xavier, LoL what a stupid propagandist. Land area of the US is 3.797 million mi² or 9.834 million km². Land area of Canada is 3.855 million mi² or 9.985 million km². Anyone can verify these numbers. The two countries are very similar in size but the population of Canada is only 1/10 that of these United States. Population density has a profound impact on the rate of infection which is why we social distance. A mostly empty country is obviously going to have a lower rate of infection, far more so then whether or not a country a universal welfare system for the delivery of medical services.
  4. NOTE: Global map projections used to flatten a curved globe surface to a plane greatly distorts the size of Canada in relation to these United States. Canada and these United States are very close in size. More importantly, the population density of Canada is only 1/10th the population of these United States which has a profound impact on epidemiology, far more profound then socialized medicine. Who is surprised that a mostly empty country should be mostly empty of China virus infections? What about the comparative rate of testing between the these United States and Canada? What is the source of the image, what does the red represent, how are the data processed and normalized? This type of post is exactly the typical work product of intellectually dishonest propagandists.
  5. People with no integrity shoplift more then people with character. The assertion is that a lack of money causes shoplifting, but I think the relationship is more likely to be that lazy people with no character are more likely to have no money and they certainly have no problem at all stealing from others, either by direct action or by the proxy of government.
  6. Being called a racist is not a rational reason to be a racist. Why give that much power to other people. You can make the choice not to be a bigot without regard to public pressure, it is a personal choice, a personal responsibility unless you let the mob make your character choices for you.
  7. If I was President Trump, obviously I am not, I would show up to a debate with my tax records in a sealed box and agree to give them to the press if old Joe would agree to an on stage IQ test. I remember when President Obama picked him as his running mate, why would anyone give the nod to one of the dimmest lights in the firmament of the Senate?
  8. Walter Scott (2015) was murdered. Sandra Bland (2015) was being issued a warning for failure to signal a lane change. She went into a rage and refused to comply with lawful orders and greatly escalated the situation. Now, I agree with much of what Sandra Bland said during her arrest, we have rights and the officer would not answer her question as to why she was being arrested, likely he had not decided on an excuse. It is stupid to argue with a cop on the side of the road. It is stupid to escalate a confrontation with a cop. It is profoundly stupid to resist arrest. She was found dead from hanging in her jail cell. Personally, I just would not do a job where I had to suck up the kind of verbal abuse Sandra Bland dished out to the police officer, but we expect our police officers to be saints and continually turn the other cheek. Who taught Sandra Bland to hate the police, to be an anti-police bigot? In 2015, there where more then 50 million police interactions with the public, the number of those interactions that go bad are an extraordinarily tiny percentage. There is no evidence at all to support the assertion that officer harassment of black people is widespread, but even if this was true their would still be no evidence of causality of police killing black people. Most decent people are sympathetic to the victims of the extraordinarily rare events of the abuse of police power. Most decent people do not stupidly think that these anecdotal events are indicative of relationship between the police and the public. Those that can't help themselves and blame all police for the actions of an extraordinarily tiny minority of police officers, those people are bigots. The fact that these events are so extraordinarily rare and that in the end police officers are still just imperfect humans that make mistakes, is a testimony to the training and professionalism of the vast majority of police officers in the daily performance of a dangerous, difficult job that obviously involves confrontational situation.
  9. You do not present a rational counter to his statement, you only attack the person making the statement. This is a characteristic of the intellectually dishonest. You could have just ignored his comment, but I thank you for letting everyone know you are a lazy ass.
  10. The Black Lives Matter slogan is the result of widespread black bigotry directed at police officer where the actions of a very tiny number of individual officers gives rise to a generalized hatred of all officers.. There is no data that support the idea that their is any widespread disparity in how black offenders are treated when compared to white offenders. There are, however, great disparities in the rate of black offenders compared to the rate of white offenders just as their is a tremendous disparity between the rates of criminality between men and women. Xavier, we have talked about this any number of times, so you are not ignorant of the facts that you insist on ignoring. Any rational man is compelled to conclude that you are just one more bigot.
  11. All black lives matter to me. What a stupid question. We are not talking about the value of a human life, without regard to pigmentation, rather we are talking about a bigoted, and racist organization.
  12. It might just be that no one wants to be in an association that would allow you to be a member.
  13. BLM is a bigoted organization directing hated towards the police and white people. You might as well let the KKK paint "murals" all over public property. KU KLUX KLAN is not a racist slur either, but it is clearly an organization the continually vomits racist ideology. BLM is no different.
  14. I quit watching football when the NFL stopped respecting America. Washington who?
  15. It should have been blue paint. Paint a dark blue line own the middle of the bigoted mural.
  16. That is not a proxy for basic skills in mathematics or logic. I always believe Xavier when he claims ignorance, a lack of understanding.
  17. And for children, the risk of death is higher for the flue then the China virus. Why are the schools still closed?
  18. I would say far less accurately. Groups do not act, only individuals act, are animate. Individuals can choose to coordinate their actions with each other, this is why we form associations, but in the end actions are atomic with respect to individuals. A society, in the common usage, has no sides, it is inclusive of the diverse range of views that exist in the body politic. We the people, a society, is inclusive of both Republicans and Democrats and together, along with a wide range of other groups and institutions, together we are a society. Consider the term "race relations", I would point out that races do not have relationships, only individual people have relationships, and one of the root causes of widespread racism is individuals thinking of themselves in terms of groups, us v. them, tribalism. This does not mean that the term "race relations" conveys no useful meaning, but rather I think it important to understand that the term itself communicates a view that helps create and sustain divisions between people based on their race. In a primate society people acting in groups rather then as individuals likely provides an evolutionary advantage. Tribalism is likely a naturally selected behavior and we still see this with respect to nation states. I would note that we do not now live in a primitive, savage condition, but rather in a modern civilization and the instinct to tribalism within the body politic, internal to our society, is a destructive force.
  19. It is not a property of any group, left or right or otherwise, only a behavior of individuals.
  20. Argument is pointless for those who are unwilling to learn. I am happy to debate and happier still to lose a debate as every time I suffer a loss I have learned something knew, I have corrected an error in my thinking. If an impasse happens between two intellectually honest and rational men, then this is a result in a disparity in axiomatic assumptions or values. This also is useful to learn and understand. If, however, you are only interested in preserving your own self inflicted delusions, maintaining your bigotries, your bias, if you have no interest at all in the fulfillment of your epistemic duty., then by all means remain silent.
  21. I think this demonstrates the point that the few, perhaps a very tiny few, on the left can present a rational, cogent, logical argument in defense of their ideology
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