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Forum: Amusement Bark 22 January 2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 42,886
Posted By Blatherskite
Because people usually go for the more 'obvious'...

Because people usually go for the more 'obvious' explanation when it comes to crimes that are public knowledge. I'm not saying that's always right, but I think it's usually the case except in...
Forum: Rantidote 19 January 2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 219,525
Posted By Blatherskite
Stop poisoning yourself with 'What If's. If...

Stop poisoning yourself with 'What If's.

If something turns out to be a problem, it can only be faced once it happens. Stressing about it beforehand, even if it turns out to be a real issue, only...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 January 2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Blatherskite
I stand by a few rules for creators regarding the...

I stand by a few rules for creators regarding the use of rape in fiction:

1) If you don't want to bother exploring how the crime affected the victim, don't bother including it. Without some kind...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 January 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 42,886
Posted By Blatherskite
But if people are more likely to believe the...

But if people are more likely to believe the brainwashing account, despite the fact that brainwashing is not a real thing, then Dylan's point still stands regardless of whether the brainwashing idea...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 January 2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,655
Posted By Blatherskite
I think when people are told they shouldn't -...

I think when people are told they shouldn't - can't - represent themselves because it's Socialist when they do (where 'socialist' is used in about the same tone as 'devil worshipping'), it's not...
Forum: Social Studies 17 January 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,365
Posted By Blatherskite
Terrorist organisations and mass murderers also...

Terrorist organisations and mass murderers also play a critical role in political and public communications (and they're certainly newsworthy) but that doesn't mean their threats get a free platform...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 January 2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,655
Posted By Blatherskite
I hate the idea that 'normal' people are bigots....

I hate the idea that 'normal' people are bigots. I suppose it means that non-bigoted people - or at least people who try to be less bigoted - are all fake. It establishes this idea that being racist...
Forum: Police Blotter 06 January 2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,005
Posted By Blatherskite
This is part of what I don't understand about...

This is part of what I don't understand about these kinds of situations. How are police officers trained to perceive a movement as threatening? I can think of lots of reasons why a person might not...
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 January 2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,583
Posted By Blatherskite
I saw it! I quite liked it! As a fantasy fan...

I saw it! I quite liked it! As a fantasy fan dying of thirst in the desert of decent fantasy TV, I should have lapped this up but a few things prevented me from adopting my usual 'it's fantasy, take...
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 January 2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Blatherskite
I think the entertainment industry in general (if...

I think the entertainment industry in general (if you can generalise such a huge thing) needs to find the way to balance bawdy humour with respect. There's absolutely no reason the two things should...
Forum: Police Blotter 04 January 2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,005
Posted By Blatherskite
And even if it were a legitimate hostage...

And even if it were a legitimate hostage situation and the victim had been a hostage-taker, he could have been about to give himself up!

I've not read any indication that the police believed he...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 December 2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By Blatherskite
Suicide is a place a healthy mind won't go. ...

Suicide is a place a healthy mind won't go.

Perhaps whatever mental illness resulted in him taking his own life also resulted in the wild and stupid behaviour during his life.*

That doesn't...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 December 2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By Blatherskite
If any bloke in a rugby shirt/football jersey is...

If any bloke in a rugby shirt/football jersey is suddenly tackled by a massive stranger, why, then they were asking for it.
Forum: The Doctor Is In 04 December 2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,657
Posted By Blatherskite
#NewHampshireDoctorWho It'll get people's...

#NewHampshireDoctorWho

It'll get people's attention all right! It certainly got mine...
Forum: Rantidote 04 December 2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 260,986
Posted By Blatherskite
It's particularly hard to be a Christian and a...

It's particularly hard to be a Christian and a Conservative, because there's a strong element of self-imposed poverty in the new testament. Wealth and settled-life is outright disdained.

I think...
Forum: Social Studies 04 December 2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,867
Posted By Blatherskite
I think that, like most cult leaders and other...

I think that, like most cult leaders and other chronic manipulators, he simply had a natural talent at seeking out those who were easiest to exploit. This category tends to belong to the...
Forum: Rantidote 04 December 2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 260,986
Posted By Blatherskite
I have a theory that there's such a strong...

I have a theory that there's such a strong element of martyrdom and suffering running through Christianity that modern-day Christians in predominantly Christian countries are suffering a kind of...
Forum: SLC 04 December 2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,395
Posted By Blatherskite
Although it is a positive move (for the sake of...

Although it is a positive move (for the sake of the dogs) that he has designated you the arbiter of your dogs' final moments, is there any way you can persuade him to be present during the final...
Forum: Rantidote 03 December 2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 19,041
Posted By Blatherskite
It's obvious how flawed the popular idea of...

It's obvious how flawed the popular idea of intelligence is when people still use terms like 'idiot savant'.

Even if somebody is only a genius in certain specific areas, then they should still be...
Forum: Social Studies 03 December 2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,760
Posted By Blatherskite
'Bullying' seems like too soft a word. The...

'Bullying' seems like too soft a word. The concept of a bully is almost comical, mainly because both bullies and their victims tend to be children and adults tend to think of the actions of children...
Forum: Rantidote 03 December 2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 19,041
Posted By Blatherskite
Being able to solve certain kinds of puzzles...

Being able to solve certain kinds of puzzles doesn't necessarily make you more intelligent than other people. As much as people who have the kind of intelligence popularly defined as 'intelligence'...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 November 2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By Blatherskite
The whole 'IT WAS ME' this is good solid evidence...

The whole 'IT WAS ME' this is good solid evidence of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. The man can simply not let other people take credit. While it's completely wrong for somebody who isn't a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 November 2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,655
Posted By Blatherskite
'What is your sex?' = 'What is your biological...

'What is your sex?' = 'What is your biological alignment for the purposes of reproduction?'

It's an inane question, really. Almost as stupid as 'What is your marital status, but only if you're...
Forum: SLC 09 November 2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 132,449
Posted By Blatherskite
Dear Daily Express. I recently saw the...

Dear Daily Express.

I recently saw the following headline on the cover of your publication: 'Gay dad murders adopted daughter'.

Please find attached a photo of the biggest free-standing...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 November 2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,655
Posted By Blatherskite
Would 'Other (please specify)' be a viable...

Would 'Other (please specify)' be a viable option? That way there's a chance to get some decent qualitative data.

I'm not bothered enough to campaign for it, but I wish that forms that asked for...
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