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Forum: Social Studies 23 May 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Blatherskite
I read it the same way as you, E. Q. Taft. I...

I read it the same way as you, E. Q. Taft. I don't believe the intention was to condemn individual choices but to point out that the aggregate of all the choices and opportunities made by those who...
Forum: Social Studies 07 May 2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,923
Posted By Blatherskite
I can't help wonder in cases like this whether...

I can't help wonder in cases like this whether there was really 'a furor' or whether there were a few critical tweets.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 April 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By Blatherskite
Not only that, but the extreme right is getting...

Not only that, but the extreme right is getting younger. They have grown up listening to violent music, watching violent movies and playing violent games, and it was just part of the background to...
Forum: Social Studies 25 April 2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,023
Posted By Blatherskite
He comes across to me as somebody who is afraid...

He comes across to me as somebody who is afraid of dogs.

This is another place where the comparison to letting your cat roam free diverges. While there are certainly people who are afraid and even...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 April 2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,798
Posted By Blatherskite
I can understand wanting to see how the other...

I can understand wanting to see how the other half think, but this seems masochistic. Why deliberately annoy yourself and give idiots money in the process?

ETA: I can almost understand it, but not...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 April 2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By Blatherskite
Anti-Semetism reduced since Jeremy Corbyn became Labour leader

Full title: YouGov polls show anti-Semitism in Labour has actually REDUCED DRAMATICALLY since Jeremy Corbyn became leader.

So British snopesters and perhaps some others will be aware of the media...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 03 April 2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By Blatherskite
I retain the term 'fake news' for deliberately...

I retain the term 'fake news' for deliberately untrue click-bait sites that exist purely to gain advertising revenue (or potentially even to farm for information). Often the sites contain disclaimers...
Forum: Moot Court 30 March 2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,376
Posted By Blatherskite
How else is a man supposed to know a woman...

How else is a man supposed to know a woman doesn't want to have sex with him if she doesn't immediately call the police or force her legs shut in an inhumanly strong clench of steel that cannot be...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 30 March 2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,858
Posted By Blatherskite
I want to know how these conspiracy theorists...

I want to know how these conspiracy theorists explain the lack of children coming forward to say that the people on TV aren't their classmates.

For a conspiracy like this to work you would have to...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 28 March 2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,334
Posted By Blatherskite
I think part of the hypocrisy comes from the fact...

I think part of the hypocrisy comes from the fact that sexual morality is heavily gender biased and the people that advocate traditional morality tend to also advocate traditional gender roles.
...
Forum: Social Studies 28 March 2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By Blatherskite
They're even better than that - they're...

They're even better than that - they're authority.

The authority - suitably lead by Republican government, of course - must be respected, which means it must be regarded as without fault and...
Forum: Weird News 22 March 2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,227
Posted By Blatherskite
My mistake! Or perhaps also my phone's mistake. I...

My mistake! Or perhaps also my phone's mistake. I initially thought the article ended at the picture of her wedding day... originally that and the picture above it didn't load and for some reason I...
Forum: Social Studies 22 March 2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,502
Posted By Blatherskite
I'm not convinced that rape apologists regularly...

I'm not convinced that rape apologists regularly seek out real rape cases to point to as examples, so the victim of one type of rape isn't necessarily likely to be used against other victims just...
Forum: Weird News 14 March 2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,227
Posted By Blatherskite
I'm dubious about the claim that various people...

I'm dubious about the claim that various people in her family's lives were replaced by doubles who had been given plastic surgery/prosthetics to look just like the people they were replacing.
...
Forum: Social Studies 13 March 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,418
Posted By Blatherskite
Also, when it comes to mandated prayer in school,...

Also, when it comes to mandated prayer in school, they need to read what the Bible says about praying out loud.

“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and...
Forum: Social Studies 08 March 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By Blatherskite
I think creative punishments are usually fine,...

I think creative punishments are usually fine, but only if they agree with psychological understanding about how children learn best and only if there is no chance it could physically harm the child....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 03 March 2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,720
Posted By Blatherskite
Just like dog crap attracts lots of flies. Just...

Just like dog crap attracts lots of flies. Just let them live out their existences as Lords of the Cesspits without wafting their stench about further than the idiosphere where it usually stays.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 February 2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,917
Posted By Blatherskite
Depending on the context, I think the 'What's...

Depending on the context, I think the 'What's worse' question is just as bad as the language he used.

Because if the question was implying that language can't be as harmful as a punch to the face,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 26 January 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By Blatherskite
I believe that the Earthsea books set the tone...

I believe that the Earthsea books set the tone for the fantasy genre in a way no series has since Tolkien.

I was late on board, but reading that series I was struck both by how good it was (there...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 January 2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 49,122
Posted By Blatherskite
Quite the contrary. I'm saying a witness might be...

Quite the contrary. I'm saying a witness might be wrong but that does not mean they're lying, just as a person might be found not guilty and yet not be innocent. Also, false memories are a...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 January 2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 49,122
Posted By Blatherskite
I agree, although I want to add that a better...

I agree, although I want to add that a better understanding of the law is 'not guilty until proven guilty'. This isn't quite the same as innocent.

The accuser should always be taken seriously,...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 22 January 2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,909
Posted By Blatherskite
I wonder how long it will take before several...

I wonder how long it will take before several similar conditions are conflated into one 'addictive personality' disorder that includes obsessive gambling, obsessive gaming, obsessive online activity...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,429
Posted By Blatherskite
I wouldn't be surprised if the height given is...

I wouldn't be surprised if the height given is accurate. The man is a terrible sloucher and gives the impression of shortness due to his squat build.

But that weight seems all wrong for the given...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 January 2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 49,122
Posted By Blatherskite
I think in this case the court of public opinion...

I think in this case the court of public opinion is torn between 'Celebrities are sexually depraved!' and 'Women often lie about sexual assault, especially when they can get money/fame out of it!'....
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 January 2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 49,122
Posted By Blatherskite
This is why brainwashing is not really considered...

This is why brainwashing is not really considered a 'thing'. The appearance of being brainwashed is a thing, but if the apparent victim reverts to normal after the threat of punishment is over then...
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