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I know I'm in the minority with this one-but this is a slippery slope in my opinion
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I know I'm in the minority with this one-but this is a slippery slope in my opinion
9/11 was an awful day. However for some reason I find it dangerous when government forces mandatory respects for something no matter how tragic it was. Yes-I know I probably come off as a major asshole here. But this-this just isn't a good idea. It may seem innocent, but it isn't. It could bring about unwanted consequences. I know I'm probably just being a snowflake, but whatever you can think that. 

https://www.kgun9.com/news/national/a-mo...sAARa7qh2g

EDIT: Ah shit I mean to post this in News!
How many nukes do you have?
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#2
RE: I know I'm in the minority with this one-but this is a slippery slope in my opinion
Next thing you know they’ll be mandating holidays or something.
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a battle to commence then KPLOW, I hit em with the illness of my quill, Im endowed..with certain unalienable skills....  

-ERB


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RE: I know I'm in the minority with this one-but this is a slippery slope in my opinion
Objections by children to doing what is not school is unlikely to find itself perceived to be in need of suppression. Objections to standing still and being quiet when children wishes to do anything but do seem to have triggered some suppressive instinct in some adults.
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RE: I know I'm in the minority with this one-but this is a slippery slope in my opinion
(September 10, 2019 at 11:25 pm)Atomic Monster Wrote: 9/11 was an awful day. However for some reason I find it dangerous when government forces mandatory respects for something no matter how tragic it was. Yes-I know I probably come off as a major asshole here. But this-this just isn't a good idea. It may seem innocent, but it isn't. It could bring about unwanted consequences. I know I'm probably just being a snowflake, but whatever you can think that. 

https://www.kgun9.com/news/national/a-mo...sAARa7qh2g

EDIT: Ah shit I mean to post this in News!

Just by itself I see no problem with it. I suppose if I were a teacher it might seem like yet another thing I had to obey, and that would be annoying maybe, but a moment of silence for a tragedy makes sense.

The trouble is that 9-11 has been used as an excuse to take away American's civil liberties and justify endless war abroad. To the extent that the new mandate is a way to extend the fear as something they can exploit, that's too bad.
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RE: I know I'm in the minority with this one-but this is a slippery slope in my opinion
Are there any other US tragedies for which a moment of silence is legally mandated?

If so, what are they?

If not, why 9/11?

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: I know I'm in the minority with this one-but this is a slippery slope in my opinion
Fuck, I hope that nobody calls for a national beer day. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_B...ed_States)

Awwwwwwwwwwwww, god damn it!
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Ozzy or Twain/take your pick
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RE: I know I'm in the minority with this one-but this is a slippery slope in my opinion
(September 11, 2019 at 7:33 am)wyzas Wrote: Fuck, I hope that nobody calls for a national beer day. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_B...ed_States)

Awwwwwwwwwwwww, god damn it!

I can completely understand a moment of silence for what Americans did to beer.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: I know I'm in the minority with this one-but this is a slippery slope in my opinion
Like how we took over the craft beer scene with everybody aping our brews, you mean? Wink

-While pouring miller into my rice crispies-
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a battle to commence then KPLOW, I hit em with the illness of my quill, Im endowed..with certain unalienable skills....  

-ERB


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RE: I know I'm in the minority with this one-but this is a slippery slope in my opinion
(September 11, 2019 at 12:00 am)Belaqua Wrote:
(September 10, 2019 at 11:25 pm)Atomic Monster Wrote: 9/11 was an awful day. However for some reason I find it dangerous when government forces mandatory respects for something no matter how tragic it was. Yes-I know I probably come off as a major asshole here. But this-this just isn't a good idea. It may seem innocent, but it isn't. It could bring about unwanted consequences. I know I'm probably just being a snowflake, but whatever you can think that. 

https://www.kgun9.com/news/national/a-mo...sAARa7qh2g

EDIT: Ah shit I mean to post this in News!

Just by itself I see no problem with it. I suppose if I were a teacher it might seem like yet another thing I had to obey, and that would be annoying maybe, but a moment of silence for a tragedy makes sense.

The trouble is that 9-11 has been used as an excuse to take away American's civil liberties and justify endless war abroad. To the extent that the new mandate is a way to extend the fear as something they can exploit, that's too bad.
I just find it hard when the government is mandating this sort of thing whether it is state level or federal level. And you are so right about that last part. 9/11 was exploited in so many ways it is sickening.

(September 11, 2019 at 7:33 am)wyzas Wrote: Fuck, I hope that nobody calls for a national beer day. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_B...ed_States)

Awwwwwwwwwwwww, god damn it!

hahaha
How many nukes do you have?
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RE: I know I'm in the minority with this one-but this is a slippery slope in my opinion
(September 11, 2019 at 8:11 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(September 11, 2019 at 7:33 am)wyzas Wrote: Fuck, I hope that nobody calls for a national beer day. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_B...ed_States)

Awwwwwwwwwwwww, god damn it!

I can completely understand a moment of silence for what Americans did to beer.

Boru

Head bowed, tears of joy!
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Ozzy or Twain/take your pick
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