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I love them. For me, fatfurs are big, huggable teddy bears. They not only let you hug them, but they may also let you use them as a bed. But fatfurs are also giant damage sponges. They are impervious to punches, blades, even bullets, and they can just laugh off these things.

...At the same time, I have a certain style I like. I tend to like less detailed fatfurs, though I like a few details sometimes. I don't like deformed blobs or characters that look incapable of functioning.
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Trump day 208
I was surprised at Trumps news conference, and that is saying a lot.

President Trump made statements that bring shame on him and the
GOP by showing support for hate groups. Saying both sides act the
same is a lie. Trump says people on both sides who do bad things.
But I see hate groups working toward making the country white,
nationalistic, with only the protestant christian religion. They use
violence trying to get their way when they don't have the votes for
it. There is evidence they want to  start a race war in our country.
They believe in seperation of the races. Not together.

Where as the opposition wants religious freedom, voting rights,
civil rights, LGBT, and womens rights. They don't use violence,
even in the 1960's when some were pushing to use violence
leaders like Martin Luther King called for peaceful protests, and
many people were injured by police, and by hate groups, but they
still peacefully protested in the vast majority of cases. Sometimes
they use civil disabeadiance, but it's still with aims to be peaceful.

I know times during demonstrations there are fires set, and looting, along
with some violence, but it's by people trying to stir up trouble, not protesters
I sometimes wonder if they are hired to cause problems, and to make the protestors look bad. I get this impression because many times it's the
same people showing up that cause trouble. They probably know when
damage and violence is done they will loose support from the public.

Trump lied when he said the groups pushing to keep Lee's statue was
quietly marching. They were loud and rude. Also carrying baseball bats,
and some were wearing Trumps Make America Great hats. The fight broke
out the next day when they started to attck the clergy, and other peaceful protesters. Mainly to protect them from that attack. Trump should have told
them to not wear his Make America Graet hats period.

I think Trump did this trying to keep the suport of the hate groups.
Trump didn't call it American Terrorisim which it is, or make a statement
of support for those who were injured. Trump is about Trump, he will do
what it takes to stay in power or make money as president, no matter
who it hurts.

Where will the GOP stand on this? Will they just talk about how bad
this is. Then turn around and continue as before? They risk distruction
of the GOP if they ignore Trumps racist and unconstitutional activities.
Already in the GOP are saying how much they are against hate, but
not calling out Trump for his support of it. It's up to we the voter to
show them the error of their ways.

For more information go to www.msnbc.com  or other major news
outlets. I noticed even Fox news has been against Trump lately.
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the polling booth / Re: Removing Confederate statues and memorials.
« Last post by Kobuk on Today at 09:00:54 am »
Not all Confederate memorials are being taken down permanently. Some are being "relocated" according to this list.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/15/us/confederate-memorial-removal-us-trnd/index.html
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the polling booth / Re: Removing Confederate statues and memorials.
« Last post by Michen_S on Today at 08:32:07 am »
I think it should stay. Let it be a reminder of what happened, so that the same mistake will not be made twice. Let it be a place to think of the battle people fought for, for freedom in any way. And let it be a way to celebrate the freedom you have now.

However, taking down those statues is solving voilence with violence. Though that has helped in the past, in this case all the necessary violence has already happened long ago. Now you're just pouring fire over an issue that has cooled down for decades, and that could well lead to other problems nobody needs nor wants. If you really want to have those statues removed regardless, start a petition or something like that. At least then it's official and far less likely to escalate.
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I don't think they should be taken down either. These people are depriving future generations the joy of pointing at it and saying. "Yes, they even erect statues of losers."

Make America great again. If you can hit a nazi and his head hits a alt right. Your a hero. It's a free country. No one is forcing them to live here. If they don't like what America stands for they can leave. We don't need them.
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the polling booth / Re: Removing Confederate statues and memorials.
« Last post by Loc on Today at 01:31:08 am »
Let's look at other memorials. Starting small.

When someone gets hit by a car and killed, there are pictures of the victim. Flowers to them. Remembering them. Not the attacker.

When someone shoots up a school, the memorials are of the kids. To the kids. About the kids. Not about the shooter.

When a world war happens, the memorials are of those fighting against oppression and death. Not supporting, for instance, the Nazis. Not celebrating them.

That's the issue, here. These statues are of the aggressors. They're honouring the wrong side. It is easily possible to make a memorial to the horrible events that happened without highlighting and glorifying the slave owners.

Civil rights and the emancipation of the slaves should be celebrated. 70 years post Holocaust, Germany is still ashamed of the Nazis. 150 years post the many many people who died in slavery, there are still people talking about the South rising again.

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general non-furry discussion / Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Last post by Kobuk on August 15, 2017, 09:16:39 pm »
Here's another thing that grinds my gears: The KKK, neo-Nazi's, and/or other alt-right hate groups preaching "white power" and/or that society should be for whites only, or that only "pure" white people should vote, hold office, etc., etc.

Got a news flash for ya. There's no such thing as 100% white or 100% black or 100% hispanic, etc., etc.  The human race has been traveling, intermingling, marrying, interbreeding, etc. for countless centuries. Egyptians and Polish. Chinese and Norwegians. Hondurans and South Africans. And on and on and on and on. You can claim you are 100% American or Chinese or Swedish or some other race or ethnicity all you want. But the straight fact is, you're a mixture of different peoples. Want proof? Feel free to find some place to run a DNA test on you. Or better yet, research your geneaology and family history and see how far back it goes and who married whom, etc.
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the polling booth / Re: Removing Confederate statues and memorials.
« Last post by Shim on August 15, 2017, 07:49:54 pm »
I agree with Shim's statement with punching Nazis in the face, especially the pretenders that call themselves neo-nazies. Ever seen "The Blues Brothers"? I love the bridge scene.

The civil war was a subject that has been a hot debate even before it was started. It has never been wholly settled, but people were united as a nation until a small group of people took it upon themselves to force their views upon another.

Personally I find people who burn American flags to be extremely offensive, and I think they should be arrested for doing so at a minimum... though perhaps they should be shown the same kind of "peaceful" protest they have thus so far shown others. Regardless I haven't demanded that they be arrested and tried and put into prison, nor have I looted anyone's store or curb stomped anyone's face in because in the United States you have that right. If the citizens of a city, state, or nation want a monument put up to the flying spaghetti monster what right do others have to tell them to tear it down?

Comic not embedded due to use of the a-word

https://xkcd.com/1357/
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the polling booth / Re: Removing Confederate statues and memorials.
« Last post by Varg the wanderer on August 15, 2017, 07:04:08 pm »
I agree with Shim's statement with punching Nazis in the face, especially the pretenders that call themselves neo-nazies. Ever seen "The Blues Brothers"? I love the bridge scene.

The civil war was a subject that has been a hot debate even before it was started. It has never been wholly settled, but people were united as a nation until a small group of people took it upon themselves to force their views upon another.

Personally I find people who burn American flags to be extremely offensive, and I think they should be arrested for doing so at a minimum... though perhaps they should be shown the same kind of "peaceful" protest they have thus so far shown others. Regardless I haven't demanded that they be arrested and tried and put into prison, nor have I looted anyone's store or curb stomped anyone's face in because in the United States you have that right. If the citizens of a city, state, or nation want a monument put up to the flying spaghetti monster what right do others have to tell them to tear it down?
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the polling booth / Re: Removing Confederate statues and memorials.
« Last post by Shim on August 15, 2017, 06:05:07 pm »
Do you know who else is adamant about destroying monuments that go against their ideals? ISIS. They want to rewrite history because they do not like it, and many of these people who want to destroy Confederate monuments do too. Be cautious of anyone who takes offence to the records of history. You do not have to like it, just respect that it happened.

Not forgetting history is not the same as taking down racist memorial statues of people who wanted other people dead. How is this even a debate

PUNCH NAZIS IN THE FACE
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