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  •  I don't know. I think of the 70s, when it was (1+ / 0-)
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    allowable and expected in that time and the decades before to have cherry bombs on hand.

    Now days that could get you a one way ticket to a shrink's office with a clip board.

    I think weird is all about context.

    There is weird, and then there is *Weird.

    Having been in an unpopular minority I can tell you that there are more than a few people out there who like to use harmless differences as an excuse to persecute individuals or groups, reasons that should be reserved for people showing genuinely dangerous behaviors, as opposed to a simple non-conformist.

    After Columbine, Marylin Manson fans, goths, anyone with black nail polish was put on notice.

    Taxidermists are often thought to be "suspicious".

    In this case, much was made about this guys's limited online presence.  I am sure that will play out well.

    Etc., and so on.

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