That's almost exactly what I said, so not sure what you think I'm missing, but alright. We appear to agree on the false flag issue, which seems to be the only thing you're arguing. I was arguing more along the lines Rev is - the difficulty of forcing troops to fire on friends and family in the name if violating the constitution (and you can look to the Civil war for an example of military breaking away from governmental leadership based on perceived constitutional abuses). I never said anything about false flag operations, other than the conspiracy theories are stupid.
The argument is that the military would care about the constitution, even if the upper levels of government didn't. It may just be a piece of paper to you, but that doesn't mean that's all it is to everyone. Which isn't to say the false flag stuff isn't stupid, it absolutely is. But I think the second amendment actually would have value in quite a few ways (mostly as erecting stumbling blocks) were there a revolution event (which is so unlikely it's honestly not worth mentioning much). What is worth mentioning is this site sucks on mobile lately. Such a pain putting together a post with any speed.
That still doesn't make it right, in my eyes. I'm also pretty sure you can institutionalize someone who is a danger to themselves like that (which has the unfortunate consequence of perhaps driving people like this away from seeking help - but if the help pours fucking drain cleaner in your eyes, what good is it anyway?). GODDAMN IT, didn't even notice that pun. Leaving for posterity.
Oh, the water for sure. But I meant in general, Philly isn't so bad. The water is part of why their pizza and bagels are atrocious in Philly. I'm trying to figure out why their pretzels are so damn good though. You'd think it would be related, but the Philly Pretzel Co. is fucking amazing.
Philly isn't exactly Podunk, Nowhere (you separated them out, but you appear to be conflating the two a bit, you have to be for your argument to work, otherwise "areas like Philly" means an urban area). And further, while I'm sure a lot of people who "don't like" tap water aren't people from areas with shitty tap water, I'm sure a lot of people who "don't like" tap water ARE people from areas with shitty tap water. That video proves more that people will convince themselves that something is fancy if they're told it is, anyway. It doesn't really prove that certain tap water tastes entirely different (from each other, and from bottled water). Hell, Rooster Teeth did an experiment where they showed that Gavin could tell different tap waters apart solely by their smell. To sum it up, I'm not saying there aren't people who have convinced themselves that their tap water is rancid when it's not - I'm simply saying that some people can legitimately dislike the taste of their tap water. Also, a bit late, but you're welcome, CNut.
You also don't have to prove profiting off a copyright for there to be actionable copyright infringement. Profiting is one of the factors of fair use (a defense to copyright infringement), but it is not necessary. A copyright holder has the exclusive right to the copyrighted material, to use it however they choose (I do study law, and have worked some copyright cases ).
You did post the P&T thing in response to someone saying not everyone likes the taste of tap water so the response that some of it is different is applicable to you. My girlfriend, for example, in Philadelphia, physically cannot drink that tap water without getting nauseous (I can drink it, but I can also taste the difference between it and NY tap water - the latter we vastly prefer). So, funny as the P&T thing can be, it isn't always applicable to all people: some people can tell the difference from their tap water, and vastly prefer alternatives. Anyway, on the general topic, I wonder if we'll see a correlative lowering of obesity. It's my understanding obesity has been more or less raising for awhile (though with a recent leveling off, I believe). If there was a point where obesity was rising, but soda use was dropping, it would be interesting to see if maybe soda was more of a red herring (not to say not a culprit at all, but it has been fairly (and perhaps fairly) demonized) - which would bring up the interesting irony that it's for health reasons people are cutting down (although I'm sure there are other health reasons than strictly weight to cut out soda). Just interesting to think about.
This is a great point. Not that I really care about the Pope, but he doesn't have to be 100% perfect (or infallible ) and in agreement with every single one of your values in order to be a positive influence/someone you like. Frankly, people who let this undo "liking him" seem to me to have a very naive and childish view (in the sense of pure black and white) of the world.