Please help contribute to the Reddit categorization project here


    + friends - friends
    339,575 link karma
    95,891 comment karma
    send message redditor for

    [–] CMV: Formal clothing should be abolished and and clothing (within reason) should be allowed to be worn for work Amcal 1 points ago in changemyview

    It’s not the utility of the clothes it’s the image they present. If I’m going to give my money to a stock broker the one that is well groomed and dressed up gives the better impression that he will take the care of my money more seriously than the guy dressed like a homeless person.

    If you went on a first date with a girl that showed up in sweats and a old dirty T shirt and had not showered in a few days you would assume, correctly that she is really not that interested in dating you long term.

    [–] CMV: Inequality is inherently immoral Amcal 1 points ago in changemyview

    We are talking about wealth. Would you be willing pay a lawyer who was defending you against a murder charge more money than someone you hired to clean your house?

    [–] CMV: Inequality is inherently immoral Amcal 1 points ago * (lasted edited an hour ago) in changemyview

    Policies that increase or decrease inequality are immoral. They pick one person over another.

    Is it moral that Barack Obama’s daughter get preference in college admissions over a poor white kid that lives in Appalachia. Because right now that is exactly what happens at many colleges

    [–] CMV: Inequality is inherently immoral Amcal 1 points ago in changemyview

    Wealth is an byproduct of these inequalities. IQ and wealth correlate with each other.

    How many doctors have a 80 IQ and how many janitors have an 140 IQ.?

    [–] CMV: Inequality is inherently immoral Amcal 1 points ago in changemyview

    Inequality is neither moral or immoral. It is a simple fact if life. People are unequal in all aspects. Whether its looks, athletic ability, IQ, height, just to name a few.

    Is it immoral when you beat a friend in a sports completion or video game?

    [–] CMV: the only truly moral "religion" is Nihilism/Atheism. Amcal 1 points ago in changemyview

    We are constantly reminded about the destructive consequences of religion — intolerance, hatred, division, inquisitions, persecutions of “heretics,” holy wars. Though far from the whole story, they are, nevertheless, true. There have been many awful consequences of religion.

    What one almost never hears described are the deleterious consequences of secularism — the terrible developments that have accompanied the breakdown of traditional religion and belief in God. For every thousand students who learn about the Spanish Inquisition and the Salem Witch Trials, maybe two learn to associate Gulag, Auschwitz, The Cultural Revolution and the Cambodian genocide with secular regimes and ideologies.

    For all the problems associated with belief in God, the death of God leads to far more of them.

    So, while it is not possible to prove (or disprove) God’s existence, what is provable is what happens when people stop believing in God.

    Without God there is no good and evil; there are only subjective opinions that we then label “good” and “evil.” This does not mean that an atheist cannot be a good person. Nor does it mean that all those who believe in God are good; there are good atheists and there are bad believers in God. It simply means that unless there is a moral authority that transcends humans from which emanates an objective right and wrong, “right” and “wrong” no more objectively exist than do “beautiful” and “ugly.”

    [–] CMV: The argument that the high abortion rate among poor blacks makes pro-choice advocates racist makes no sense Amcal 1 points ago * (lasted edited 19 hours ago) in changemyview

    The abortion itself is not racist but the placement of the clinics in predominantly black areas may very well be. Especially since the founder of planned parenthood was a racist

    Sanger’s eugenics creed is clearly stated in her speech “My Way to Peace” (1932). The centerpiece of the program is vigorous state use of compulsory sterilization and segregation. The first class of persons targeted for sterilization is made up of people with mental or physical disability. “The first step would be to control the intake and output on morons, mental defectives, epileptics.” A much larger class of undesirables would be forced to choose either sterilization or placement in state work camps. “The second step would be to take an inventory of the second group, such as illiterates, paupers, unemployables, criminals, prostitutes, dope-fiends; classify them in special departments under government medical protection and segregate them on farms and open spaces.” Those segregated in these camps could return to mainstream society if they underwent sterilization and demonstrated good behavior. Sanger estimates that 15 million to 20 million Americans would be targeted in this regime of forced sterilization and concentration camps. In Sanger, the humanitarian dream of a world without poverty and illness has deteriorated into a coercive world where the poor, the disabled and the addicted simply disappear.

    Sanger’s eugenics project carried its own racial preoccupation. In a letter of Dec. 10, 1939, to Clarence Gamble she explains the nature of her organization’s outreach to the African-American community: “The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” In her autobiography she proudly recounts her address to the women of the Ku Klux Klan in Silver Lake, N.J., in 1926.

    [–] CMV:US Public Schooling by nature promotes bullying and is incompatible with human rights Amcal 1 points ago in changemyview

    Physically forcing and violence are two different things. Someday when you have kids you will look back on this thread and laugh at your statements.

    Take Care Im done

    [–] CMV:US Public Schooling by nature promotes bullying and is incompatible with human rights Amcal 1 points ago in changemyview

    So i'll ask a again is physically forcing your child to use a potty instead of a diaper much different than physically forcing a child to go to kindergarten. And how would the child's life be better if we did not force them to do these things.

    [–] CMV:US Public Schooling by nature promotes bullying and is incompatible with human rights Amcal 1 points ago in changemyview

    How hard is it to understand. Parents force their kids to go to school, which you say is bullying and violating their rights since they don't want to go. Act of forcing you kid to go to school is not different than forcing your child to get a shot by a doctor. The 6 year old does not want the shot and the parent forces them to do it for their own long term good. So are everyone of the thousands of things we force our kids to do over years bullying.

    Bullying implies usually implies malice, which I believe sending a kid to school has no malice in its intent

    [–] CMV:US Public Schooling by nature promotes bullying and is incompatible with human rights Amcal 1 points ago * (lasted edited 13 hours ago) in changemyview

    We force (bullying in your words) children to do many things for their long term benefit that could seem as violating their rights. Like forcing them to brush their teeth, take baths, go to the doctor when sick, not eat only candy and soda. The list can go on forever.

    [–] Buying a car through craigslist Amcal 6 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in personalfinance


    There is nothing called internal logistics department. Also promotions and transfers and nothing to do with each other.

    [–] *Rant on haters of our philosophy* Amcal 3 points ago in personalfinance

    All good things things come to those who wait.

    [–] My [24F] husband [26M] hates my parents and my do I continue in this relationship? Amcal 13 points ago in relationship_advice

    Why does he hate them. His issues could be completely justified or they could be petty and trivial.

    Does he have specifics on his animosity