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 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Trudeau flees as first 1,000 Trucks Arrive in Ottawa

Posted: 12 Feb 2022, 4:06 am 

Replies: 675
Views: 14,873


I was quite shocked by this take from the NYT editorial board, it feels like someone at that paper has finally managed to locate their testicles: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/10/opinion/ottawa-trucker-protests.html By the standards of mass protests around the world, the “Freedom Convoy” snarling ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Anybody else against the idea of a social credit score?

Posted: 12 Feb 2022, 3:57 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,294


"Social credit score" is mostly a euphemism for legally enforced political correctness (in both the original and modern meanings of the phrase), it's not literally about your social mores. That being said, they're a terrible idea and should be universally opposed.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Why do we believe in conspiracy theories ?

Posted: 12 Feb 2022, 3:50 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 548


I think some of them are fun to entertain, but I have a pretty high bar before I'll start to seriously believe one.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: My gf seems to be bothered that I am 'white and privileged'.

Posted: 12 Feb 2022, 3:38 am 

Replies: 555
Views: 14,145


Mona Pereth wrote:
You don't think NT privilege can be a genuine source of actual difficulty in a relationship???


I don't really do the whole privilege thing, too much of a blunt instrument that flattens people out into broad categories that usually don't jibe with individual experience.

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: The Book of Boba Fett

 Post subject: Re: The Book of Boba Fett
Posted: 12 Feb 2022, 3:31 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 3,658


Full of spoilers, but is an accurate criticism in my mind.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Cancel Culture is for losers

Posted: 12 Feb 2022, 3:29 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 2,496


I thought cancel culture meant things like demolishing gender or stuff like that. That ideology might frequently ride along with it, but cancel culture refers to the practice of trying to get people fired and/or exiled from polite society for saying the wrong thing or having the wrong opinion, that...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Woke Union Busting?

 Post subject: Re: Woke Union Busting?
Posted: 12 Feb 2022, 2:45 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,494


The language used in that notice is very similar to the language used in most Victorian universities and most academic staff when conducting lectures/seminars. It's also entered commentary for sports in Australia (some codes such as rugby have resisted). Although I don't use it, the intention behin...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Woke Union Busting?

 Post subject: Re: Woke Union Busting?
Posted: 12 Feb 2022, 2:38 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,494


Reading the PDF, it's not clear to me why you are referring to its language as "hyper-woke." I see a little bit of token "wokeness" here and there, probably because one of the podcasters is REI's "Chief Diversity and Social Impact Officer," who is paid to be alert to m...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Serious PPR cartoons/images

Posted: 12 Feb 2022, 2:30 am 

Replies: 377
Views: 21,718


https://i.imgur.com/RVXgrwx.jpg I don't normally fact check memes, but the source of that quote was not Voltaire: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Alfred_Strom The statement "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize" has been falsely attributed ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Trump denies he flushed records down White House toilet

Posted: 12 Feb 2022, 2:25 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 1,619


This does coincide with the period he was complaining about having to flush 10 or 15 times. I mean, it could just be a funny coincidence, or it could be a slip that provides further insight. Ha, I'd forgotten all about that, he did b***h about low flow toilets at some point, didn't he? Man that wou...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: First Commercial Coilgun Available

Posted: 12 Feb 2022, 2:17 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 885


Pretty neat, the thing is heavy and expensive and not terribly powerful, throwing a 2 oz slug at 230 fps or so, but the technology is improving rapidly, and there's a much higher performance ceiling than conventional firearms. Apparently these guys tinkered around with railguns as well, but couldn't...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Neil Young's music removed from Spotify

Posted: 11 Feb 2022, 6:14 pm 

Replies: 193
Views: 6,967


Like you don’t do personal attacks. :lol: Point one out for me, I'm very careful to toe the line here. Could care less if you believe me.I know I did and that’s all that matters to me. Less than two weeks ago you said you couldn't even sit through one show, now you claim to have watched enough to f...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: US inflation at highest level for 40 years

Posted: 11 Feb 2022, 5:17 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 864


It's been bad and extremely noticeable, I'm one of those people who makes periodic Costco runs to pick up certain items in bulk, so I have a pretty good gauge of how prices have been moving just by comparing my receipts over the last year or so.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: The mystery of Eileen Gu

Posted: 11 Feb 2022, 5:21 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,545


I don't know the particulars of how the rules work, but I really don't like it. I'm by no means a nationalist and don't put much stock in sports, but this actually offends me on some level, I kinda wish she'd had to renounce her citizenship or something drastic in order to do it.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Neil Young's music removed from Spotify

Posted: 11 Feb 2022, 5:16 am 

Replies: 193
Views: 6,967


Yeah ,but some people use it like one. So what if they do? There's tons of useful information there, I fire it up every time I need to fix something I'm not familiar with, treating the platform as tainted because some videos aren't true is just as nonsensical as treating all newspapers as garbage b...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Woke Union Busting?

 Post subject: Re: Woke Union Busting?
Posted: 11 Feb 2022, 5:06 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,494


Thank you for the in depth reply, I've been trying to get to it and keep getting distracted by other stuff. I'm going to break this post up into blocs, as there's a lot going on here and trying to respond to everything would quickly get cumbersome. The pandering is frustrating and I think in the pas...
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