Legal Eagle

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Doesn’t Chicago have the strictest gun laws in the country? I’m Canadian and favour Canadian style gun laws. But why are places like South Chicago such hotspots for gun violence? The laws are stricter! I know people smuggle tons of guns from neighbouring states (hello Indiana), but strict gun laws does not correlate to fewer gun crimes IN AMERICA. someone tell me why the gun violence rate is higher on the south side of Chicago than it is in West Texas.
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November 27, 2019 on Jeff Tweedy’s Chicago Home Reportedly Struck By Gunfire
As much as I used to love it, Debra is the worst song on MV.
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November 22, 2019 on Midnite Vultures Turns 20
Lisa it’s your birthday / happy birthday Lisa
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November 13, 2019 on Simpsons Episode Featuring Michael Jackson Kept Off Disney+
I love Rage, but their politics could get a bit extreme. They had no business showing public support for The Shining Path. They were among the most violent and hateful “revolutionary” groups of the 20th century. I read a bunch of their literature for a Peruvian history class And they were practically a death cult. People smarter and more knowledgeable than I am believe that if they had won the war and taken power, it would have been worse than Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge.
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November 2, 2019 on The Battle Of Los Angeles Turns 20
You must live a very comfortable life.
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October 16, 2019 on Pharrell Distances Himself From “Blurred Lines”
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschwitz_bombing_debate
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October 14, 2019 on Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres For Hanging Out With George Bush
As much as I hate this song, I think his first interpretation was correct. I’m sure there are people who are upset by the lyrics, but I’ve never met any. There are plenty of innocuous works of art that could be interpreted in a way that makes people uncomfortable. Predatory people use all kinds of seemingly innocent techniques to manipulate their victims. That’s what makes their behaviour manipulative. A lyric like “I know you want it” is very consistent with the traditions of sexually charged R&B music written by men and women alike. It’s also consistent with a lot of romantic encounters. Predatory men use lines like that. But they also use lines like “I love you and I’ll take care of you”. I really think people are reaching on this one.
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October 14, 2019 on Pharrell Distances Himself From “Blurred Lines”
I judge you for your misuse of the word “effect”.
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October 13, 2019 on Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres For Hanging Out With George Bush
No. The allies should have bombed the eastern nazi extermination camps during the war. It would have killed innocent people but it would have saved more.
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October 13, 2019 on Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres For Hanging Out With George Bush
The anti-Bush hyperbole of the 2000s seems so quaint now. I remember lots of shit like “the new Hitler” and “world war 3”. The reality is that persons in positions of power like that are faced with novel decisions that have global implications every day. I marched against the Iraq War and will always believe it was and remains a tragedy. But I do understand how a good person could think otherwise, particularly in 2003. But is GW an evil person? No. He was a weak, ill-prepared, and intellectually incurious President, particularly in his first term. He let the ideologues like Cheney and Wolfowitz run his presidency. On the other hand, he personally initiated PEPFAR, which is possibly the political decision responsible for SAVING the most lives in human history. I don’t fault Ellen for her friendship.
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October 13, 2019 on Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres For Hanging Out With George Bush
Gah! I’m only four episodes into season 1! Go easy on me!
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October 7, 2019 on Hear Pusha T Rap Over The Succession Theme Music
What a bunch of squares. Attaboy Snoop. Keep doing you.
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October 6, 2019 on University Of Kansas Apologizes For Risqué Snoop Dogg Show
“Come on people, now. Smile on your brother. Everybody get together; try to love one another right now”
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October 5, 2019 on Demi Lovato Apologizes For Turning Her Baptism In Israel Into Sponsored Content
Zionism just means the belief in a nation state for the Jewish people. All sorts of fucked up ideologies have been attached to the idea, in support and opposition. But if you believe that the French are entitled to a nation state, that the Japanese are entitled to a nation state, that Russians are entitled to a nation state but believe that the Jews are not bottled to a nation state, that is raw anti-semitism.
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October 4, 2019 on Demi Lovato Apologizes For Turning Her Baptism In Israel Into Sponsored Content
You are correct. Also, since when is zionism a dirty word?
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October 4, 2019 on Demi Lovato Apologizes For Turning Her Baptism In Israel Into Sponsored Content
This is so strange to me. Thom Yorke remains a hostile introvert in my imagination but he’s clearly come out of his shell to an extent and that has to be much better for him. A bizarre contrast with his music.
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October 2, 2019 on Watch Thom Yorke Talk Boris Johnson, Dreams, & The Possibility That He’ll Be Knighted On Colbert
Relapse is a part of most people’s recovery. Good for Papa Het In getting some help.
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September 28, 2019 on Metallica Cancel Tour So James Hetfield Can Enter Addiction Treatment
I’m all for this kind of technology if we can guarantee that it’s used by benign powers. We can never do that. Ban it.
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September 23, 2019 on Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Electric Forest Among Festivals Not Using Facial Recognition Tech
Polaris Prize has some legendary winners. The Chemistry of Common Life is an album that doesn’t get enough love.
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September 17, 2019 on Haviah Mighty Wins Polaris Music Prize
Responsible for maybe the best album since Kid A. Have One On Me, btw.
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September 14, 2019 on Joanna Newsom Cancels All Los Angeles Shows
Plenty of my favourite albums are electronic, but I really don’t like the “EDM” of the 2010s. That said, I’m straight up jealous of the young beautiful people who got to enjoy this scene and still do. I think you’d have to be a eunuch not to.
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September 4, 2019 on The Dream Of 2010 Is Alive At E Zoo