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  1. Getting involved here goes against my better judgement, but fuck it. These days, every time my school board gives a presentation, training video, etc, they begin by acknowledging that we are conducting our business on unceded and unsurrendered indigenous territory, and by thanking the First Nations groups for their hospitality. To my ears, this always sounds like "Yeah. Our anscestors stole your land, and we're gonna keep it. Thanks for your hospitality." Don't get me wrong; I'm not proposing that the land should just be given back. I have no idea what should actually b
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  2. I AGREE! Mentioning the past was an effort to promote understanding. Not to excuse. And I do not understand why you guys are mentioning "white savior complexes." I have never suggested jumping in to save anyone. I agree with you that white savior complexes, like our welfare system, have made the problem worse. I said that above. I have argued in the halls of state Congress against that. But handing out free money to the poor gets more votes than raising the minimum wage so the poor can make a living wage and be proud of their accomplishments. Just one way we could help level th
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  3. I've already said I have no idea how to fix this. But at the very least we should recognize that there is an actual problem, and should listen to, and take very seriously, those who have been, and are being, oppressed.
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  4. One of my concerns with these sort of conversations, (And I have them all the time with my Parents because NZ has similar historical issues with the way the Maori were treated - no where near as bad as African Americans though) is that many people don't seem to grasp how having certain races trampled down for close to 150 years leads to massive inequality. It's at the point that reading some of these posts here make me wonder if we occupy the same reality. Saying everyone has equal rights and equal opportunity now so everything should be fine and dandy is akin to the mythical nonsense like 'pu
    1 point
  5. Compare the US bumbling response and useless leadership with its private health service compared to, dare I say, NZ and even Australia with our public health service. We don't have your wealth, factories, systems or expertise, but managed to mostly hit Covid on the head with the proverbial brick. You compare the US to many metrics of wellbeing compared to other Western Nations and it's behind in a lot of them. You have the best military I'll give you that. Also it would still be privately run a lot of the time, but funded publicly... so you can have your cake and eat it too perhaps
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  6. I retired from working in a hospital, and have never heard of that.
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  7. I agree. But is everyone standing on a level playing field? Sometimes the field is so tilted it is difficult to even play ball.
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  8. No. They do not. Where do I even suggest that? I am saying we treated them like animals, turned them loose without the "tools" they needed to blend into our society, even making it very difficult for them to do so. And are still making it difficult for them. They are no different than any other human beings under the same circumstances. I will say that again. They are no different than any other human beings under the same circumstances. If you disagree, show me the proof.
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  9. Not only is Biden not far left, he is actually more of a centrist right-winger, who is basically in the corporations pocket. The only person in the US presidential race that could be considered left was Bernie, and even though he referred to himself as socialist, he wasn't. He's more of a left wing centrist who wanted to bring in some social policies. (Not the same as Socialist). My bet is if you asked US citizens what Socialism and Communisms and Capitalism are, and asked them to differentiate, most would give incorrect answers. The problem in the US is that it is so f
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  10. When universal healthcare is done well, this is not a real issue. Here in Canada, government run healthcare is perfectly sufficient pretty much all the time. Unless you are very rich, paying for better/more timely care is just not feasible, and is also generally not necessary. This is not to say that our system is perfect. It definitely isn't. But it absolutely does level the playing field, at least to a certain extent.
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  11. Looking at my own life experience I can say with conviction: That's not government-specific, it's a trait that all large organizations have in common - whether governmental, government-run, or private.
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  12. I think it's like tarot cards or anything else like that. There's no objective truth to it, but it can encourage you to reflect on the themes it brings up.
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  13. Well, you're not odd. I was raised the same way and didn't lose my virginity until well into my 20s. As it happened, the girl I was with was very special and the moment was right for both of us. She was also a virgin; so we had our first time together. Since then, I've slowly given myself the freedom to explore as much as I want to. I've learned that I'm also not very good at flirting; but there are a lot of girls out there who aren't bothered by that. I'm not any kind of player; but I have had as much success as I've needed. The absolute most important thing about
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  14. Short answer: Yes. I think every country should have universal healthcare. Why is it that in the US you have the right to own the ability to efficiently kill people, but not the right to healthcare? It just another anachronism of the US that makes me wonder what is so great about it? I think non-optional healthcare should be a right in our modern world. We have the wealth and resources to ensure every person can be afforded good healthcare that is not dependent on how much they earn, or whether they have health insurance. I don't think certain goods and services should
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  15. Here he is doing that very thing. https://cnsnews.com/article/national/susan-jones/trump-warns-against-falsely-labeling-tens-millions-decent-americans What I find puzzling is that no matter how many times he speaks out against racism and bigotry, those that suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome -- also known as TDS by some -- somehow hear him say the complete opposite.
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