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[Quote] Agreed. The additional meanings attributed to the video are either people justifying why they think it is ground-breaking or people who actually interpret a deeper meaning from it. TLDR; People will see the video in certain ways that the creator did not intend, but that happens with almost every medium of art. I still like the video though.

2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

College Discussion Thread.

[Quote] LOL. Don't get caught in that drug cartel crossfire.

2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

Post your favorite Gif's

[Quote] This Dr's YouTube channel is filled with great stuff like this. His earwax/maggot removal with old rock music go together better than I would have thought.

2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

EXPOSED: A look into Hong Kong's hip hop scene

Can you tell me what kind of camera you used to take the video? I'm trying to decide if I really need to get a camera that can shoot 1080p or settle for a camera capable of taking 720p video.

2 Weeks ago in Visual Arts

[Official] Picture/Video/Gif thread

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2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

Yellow Boyz Asian Hip Hop Group

Saw these guys live during SXSW. They were rolling with Jackie Chain...

2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

Black or Hispanics, who are the real drifts of American society

[Quote] Then if maintaining the status quo is your definition of progress, it would make sense for Black, Hispanic, Asian, and poor, White Americans to work against it. The status quo does not support the interests of Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, or the poor. In your response to GNAR, you seem to state that an ideal utopia where everyone is equal is impossible and there will always be some kind of discrimination, therefore, the status quo might as well be maintained. Am I right in this assumption? I think it is helpful to point out that the only constant in this world is change. Although we may never see a truly just and equal society (unless we finally get robots and genetic engineering down), I believe that it is better to always work towards that goal than to sit back and maintain the status quo. I personally believe that the people who want to maintain the status quo are just afraid. Afraid that maybe, once all the benefits of the status quo are stripped away and the playing field is even, they will discover that all the ideas of their "superiority" and "specialness" are just dreams. Maybe they are afraid of finding out that they are not superior, special, or different from anyone else. Maybe they are afraid, of finding out that they are average, upright walking apes, just like everyone else.

2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

Black or Hispanics, who are the real drifts of American society

[Quote] What is being hindered? What should the country be progressing toward? The problem with your question is BECAUSE it is so ambiguous. An ambiguous question will only lead to ambiguous answers, or even worse, answers that are dangerously over-simplified. So am I to assume that your question can have no right or wrong answers and is more of an exercise in theory? Regardless, I will try to answer your question in the way I understand it. Your premise, as I understand it, is that there is a certain "racial" group "hindering" America from "progressing" towards something. Since you have not defined what is being hindered and what America is progressing towards, then I will have to assume and use my own concepts. I will say that progress is: a smaller gap between the rich and poor, improved public education, relaxed drug laws, a higher minimum wage, taxes determined by income, universal healthcare, a better regulated financial sector, campaign finance reform, and reduced military spending. Those examples of progress I listed are being hindered because proposals supporting those initiatives are constantly out voted and most of the people in power who can affect these changes do not want them or actively work against them. A larger majority of White Americans vote than do Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians combined. Most of the people who vote against, and hinder, these progressive reforms tend to be older, White, conservative, Christian Americans. Also, most of those people who hold enough power and influence to affect these changes are in the top 10% of the income bracket, most of whom are also White and often actively work against these progressive reforms. Therefore, because a larger majority of White Americans vote against these reforms and actively work against them, those that are "hindering" American "progress" the most are older, White, conservative, Christian Americans.

2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

Black or Hispanics, who are the real drifts of American society

[Quote] By the words you have chosen to use, you have indeed come to the conclusion that these two minority groups, Blacks and Hispanics, have "negatively brought American society down." The only thing you are unsure about is which group has "brought it down" the most. You seem to have missed the rest of my response. I do not know whether you did not read it or you are unwilling to respond to it, either way, I have reposted it below on the off chance that you are willing to answer it. Please tell me if you are unwilling to respond so I can give up on this conversation. My previous response which you may have missed: "The question you are asking is not simple and cannot be answered in a simple way. You are being disingenuous if you say it is...You cannot intelligently answer it without knowing how you define "hindering" or without taking into account the history and social statuses of Black and Hispanic Americans. Believe it or not, things that happened in the past affect things that happen in the present...[B]define what you mean, or rephrase your question in a more approachable manner[/B]..." tl;dr Please tell me how you define the terms in your question, specifically, what exactly you mean by "hinder" and "progress", OR rephrase your question to make it more approachable, for example, maybe what you actually want to ask is, "Which minority group, Blacks or Hispanics, have higher rates of poverty and are more disenfranchised?"

2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

[Official] Picture/Video/Gif thread

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2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

Black or Hispanics, who are the real drifts of American society

[Quote] The question you are asking is not simple and cannot be answered in a simple way. You are being disingenuous if you say it is. If I asked you, "Which part of a car is more important, the pistons in the engine or the tires?", how would you answer that and why? Should this question even be asked in this way? You would not be able to intelligently answer that "simple" question without knowing what a car is, what a piston is and does, or what the tires on a car do. It is the same with your question. You cannot intelligently answer it without knowing how you define "hindering" or without taking into account the history and social statuses of Black and Hispanic Americans. Believe it or not, things that happened in the past affect things that happen in the present. If you do not want to define what you mean, or rephrase your question in a more approachable manner, then I will assume that you have already made up your mind as to the answer to this question. I will also assume that you cannot be swayed by any evidence or reasoned discussion that could challenge your ideas. If what I assume is true, then you are not interested in discussion and are merely looking to validate what you believe you already know and this thread is an attempt to get an emotional response from the forum and is nothing but an excercise in ignorance. I do not want to write you off as a "troll". I would like to actually have this discussion because I know there are people who hold similar viewpoints. [B]tl;dr[/B] [URL]

2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

Black or Hispanics, who are the real drifts of American society

I'm curious as to what you actually want to uncover. What ideas are you looking to justify? I'm willing to debate with you on this topic, but I want some clear ideas from you first. Are you saying that, because Black and Hispanic Americans have a higher percentage of their populations living under the poverty line, they are holding America back? How do you define "holding America back"? How do you contribute to American progress? I would like to point out that a large majority of workers in the Agricultural sector are poor, Hispanic, migrant workers. In fact, a large majority of workers in low-skill, labor intensive positions are Black or Hispanic Americans. They are very much an important part of the American economy. Or are you trying to say that the higher numbers of poor Black and Hispanic Americans is due to some kind of genetic/biological difference between the "races" that affects intelligence? If so, I would like to point out to you that, according to some studies, diet and upbringing have greater influences on "intelligence" than do genetics. Also, depending on how you define "intelligence" and how you measure it, things can be skewed quite easily one way or another.

2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

So what do u guys think about WikiLeaks?

The beauty of the information Wikileaks releases is that it doesn't rely on Americans alone. They release information that deals with other countries as well. Wikileaks is international. I would say that damning information about giant banking corporations such as Bank of America would cause something to happen. Maybe not in America, but most likely in other countries where Bank of America operates or has subsidiaries.

2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

So what do u guys think about WikiLeaks?

[Quote] It was basically an appeal for people to read the cables and find the most interesting/damning thing they can find and look for a way to make it as widely known/available as possible (by making a website, newsletter, etc). Bonus: The next set of documents are said to deal with Bank of America...&)

2 Weeks ago in Off Topic
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