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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post

Likewise, the chances of this being charged as a "hate crime" are slim.

I'd say they're nonexistent. The perpetrator is dead.
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Originally Posted by Nil View Post

I'd say they're nonexistent. The perpetrator is dead.

Didn't know he was dead. Was it suicide or suicide by cop?
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post

Didn't know he was dead. Was it suicide or suicide by cop?

Suicide.
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I know this will make me sound like a complete wuss, but it's very different to actually watch someone die on film, as opposed to recreations for movies or whatnot. I felt similarly eerie when watching Islamic executions of Christian girls last summer during that ISIS offensive - like it affects your soul in a way that's hard to describe.

Watching that footage made my head start to spin, and feel sick to my stomach.

EDIT: Yes, suicide. Police found the body in/near his car off the side of a road.
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Of course he killed himself after he went after people who stood no chance.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

I know this will make me sound like a complete wuss, but it's very different to actually watch someone die on film, as opposed to recreations for movies or whatnot. I felt similarly eerie when watching Islamic executions of Christian girls last summer during that ISIS offensive - like it affects your soul in a way that's hard to describe.

Watching that footage made my head start to spin, and feel sick to my stomach.

EDIT: Yes, suicide. Police found the body in/near his car off the side of a road.
I would worry about anyone who does not have that reaction to some degree
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

When The Atlantic is joining the backlash against a progressive cause, you know it's gone too far.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/09/the-coddling-of-the-american-mind/399356/

Pretty good article. I still wonder just how prevalent this stuff really is, but the stories are widespread enough and the attitude among younger people common enough to make it look like a real thing.

Good article if not a bit lengthy.
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Mental Filtering and Disinvitation Season

As Burns defines it, mental filtering is “pick[ing] out a negative detail in any situation and dwell[ing] on it exclusively, thus perceiving that the whole situation is negative.” Leahy, Holland, and McGinn refer to this as “negative filtering,” which they define as “focus[ing] almost exclusively on the negatives and seldom notic[ing] the positives.” When applied to campus life, mental filtering allows for simpleminded demonization.

Students and faculty members in large numbers modeled this cognitive distortion during 2014’s “disinvitation season.” That’s the time of year—usually early spring—when commencement speakers are announced and when students and professors demand that some of those speakers be disinvited because of things they have said or done. According to data compiled by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, since 2000, at least 240 campaigns have been launched at U.S. universities to prevent public figures from appearing at campus events; most of them have occurred since 2009.

Consider two of the most prominent disinvitation targets of 2014: former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the International Monetary Fund’s managing director, Christine Lagarde. Rice was the first black female secretary of state; Lagarde was the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 country and the first female head of the IMF. Both speakers could have been seen as highly successful role models for female students, and Rice for minority students as well. But the critics, in effect, discounted any possibility of something positive coming from those speeches.
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Eughhh stupid kids.
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

Eughhh stupid kids.
Hey!Watch that ageism and intelligence privilege and put a trigger warning on that aggressive "eguhhh"
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Lol

How bout "goddamn hippies"
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Why would you post it?
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I told you not to watch it.
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