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Mario Butter
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Gamer geek, programmer, etc.
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"Yet the work of the CCRB, a "civilian" board, should not be considered confidential to begin with, particularly if it finds allegations substantiated, as it did on seven occasions with Pantaleo."

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"Journalists, many of whom take every conspiracy about Russian and Trump seriously, have no reason to dismiss the potential abuses of the NSA. Even if intel agencies failed to minimize frivolous information, it is still an abuse. Nunes might be misleading Americans, but as far as I know, he's not made any bizarre allegations in the past. It's not implausible that information legally obtained about Trump was subsequently abused by a government agency. In fact, Democrats have been warning us for years that something like this would happen."

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"The city of Detroit argued in a recently filed court motion that a woman can't sue police for shooting three of her dogs during a drug raid because the animals were unlicensed "contraband."

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"The appeals court win this week is an important victory not just for Ocheesee Creamery but also for free speech, consumers, small businesses, and food freedom."

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What's it like to grow up within a group of people who exult in demonizing ... everyone else? Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside America's most controversial church and describes how conversations on Twitter were key to her decision to leave it. In this extraordinary talk, she shares her personal experience of extreme polarization, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines.

* Duration: 15:21

* Published: 3/6/17 10:05:05 AM

* Episode Download Link (50 MB): http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~5/dbrB8F8HPI8/MeganPhelpsRoper_2017S.mp4

* Show Notes: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~3/Wr__R3Pf28o/megan_phelps_roper_i_grew_up_in_the_westboro_baptist_church_here_s_why_i_left

* Episode Feed: TEDTalks (video) - http://feeds.feedburner.com/TEDTalks_video

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"It's great that Pitzer has a free speech wall, and it's great that Martinez exercised her right to contribute an offensive, racist statement to the wall. Free speech means letting people say offensive, racists things. Which, to be clear, is exactly what Martinez did. If racist has any meaning at all, it must describe the belief that people should be disallowed from participating in certain facets of modern life because of the color of their skin. The doctrine of cultural appropriation - that marginalized people should keep to their own customs, and white people to theirs - is just old-fashioned racism given a fancy name for the purposes of ensnaring liberals."

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"[If] something that counted as free exercise yesterday can be fair game for government regulation today, our constitutional protections mean very little in the end."

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"I can't imagine the authors of the ADA intended to destroy a valuable public resource because it wasn't perfectly accessible to all, but here we are. Taking the quality out of equality: that's clumsy federal regulation for you."

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"The risk of getting a bad haircut is certainly chilling. But these were free haircuts. Free haircuts given to people who were in no position to pay for one. I'm sure they were aware of the risk they were taking by letting the unlicensed Montesdeoca cut their hair outside of a licensed salon environment, but they were probably okay with that level of risk considering they were homeless and were getting haircuts for free."
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