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by JasonL
38 minutes ago
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: States-ism
Replies: 21
Views: 205

Re: States-ism

Observation - pew says 77% of PR residents think abortion should be illegal
by JasonL
Yesterday, 17:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 2581

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

I just assume everything with nerd appeal is fan service and Easter eggs all the way down. Safer than assuming writing matters.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 10:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 486
Views: 26392

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

Is fine as long as you aren't reflexive pomo evil durr guy.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 10:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 486
Views: 26392

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

I think it's important to understand the actual ideas presented because they are useful in your own thinking - irrespective of how people use and abuse the language.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 09:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 486
Views: 26392

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

The three parter on M Foucault on Philosophize This is pretty good. He gets at the key arguments and also why left and right keep getting them wrong.
by JasonL
22 Sep 2018, 07:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 569
Views: 17649

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

You like the scripts because you get unscripted responses?
by JasonL
21 Sep 2018, 12:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11915
Views: 677316

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

This is a kind-of-interesting piece about refusing to debate far-right figures: https://longreads.com/2018/09/18/no-i-will-not-debate-you/ It makes some decent arguments about what should be done about people who are acting in bad faith in a liberal society; it also could have been boiled down into...
by JasonL
21 Sep 2018, 00:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 569
Views: 17649

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

I’ve never heard or read any PUA inflected discussion contain any worthwhile anything. After every claim is a parenthetical “because women aren’t people with minds they are vending machines”.
by JasonL
19 Sep 2018, 21:44
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 2502

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Whatever you want to call the state of dysfunction and only obeying while being watched in the US, the truth is there's a very large range of observed acceptance among the peoples of various men with guns living arrangements. When people can vote you out and you actually leave even though you have a...
by JasonL
19 Sep 2018, 06:28
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 2502

Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

How they act when probability of punishment is low. Rate at which taxes are paid voluntarily. Size of black market as percent of total transactions. Stuff like that.

ETA - one proxy might be “when enforcement shows up how far down the list of actions is ‘I need to bribe this guy’?”
by JasonL
17 Sep 2018, 21:50
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 2502

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

The market doesn’t do that at all though. It chains interests thorough voluntary exchange. For the very great majority of cases you can’t exist without doing stuff other people want - we are all fulfilling demand.
by JasonL
17 Sep 2018, 20:55
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 2502

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

It’s nonsense on skates as an ethical standard. Exchange of value is the basis of wealth and it is contingent in some sense on the approval of customers etc. Organizing factors of production requires either price signals or direction by some central organizing authority - again the approval of other...
by JasonL
17 Sep 2018, 17:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1580
Views: 64698

Re: Home $weet Home

This kitchen faucet is a tremendous upgrade over lower profile, lesser goose necked things I've had in the past. https://www.amazon.com/9113-AR-DST-Pull-Down-Kitchen-Magnetic-Stainless/dp/B012I44K8S/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1490105154&sr=1-11&keywords=kitchen+faucet&refinements=p_72:12489090...
by JasonL
17 Sep 2018, 17:48
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 2502

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Reminds me of ... where did I just hear this - some podcast or something recently was talking about polling among dem soc types about what they like about socialism. The economic equality thing was present but the big thing was this idea that you should have to debase yourself for a wage - change th...
by JasonL
17 Sep 2018, 10:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11915
Views: 677316

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Yes obvs
by JasonL
17 Sep 2018, 10:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1206

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

The lamest thing I'd ever seen a player do quitter wise was Lagarette Blount quitting on the Steelers in the middle of a game because he didn't get enough carries. Went to the locker room and out to the bus in the middle of the 4th quarter.

This is the second lamest thing.
by JasonL
17 Sep 2018, 06:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11915
Views: 677316

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Awesome
by JasonL
16 Sep 2018, 09:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 463
Views: 35518

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

That’s was great.
by JasonL
16 Sep 2018, 09:07
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 2502

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Legitimacy is a behavioral thing. Do people basically act as though the laws of the land come about by way of a process that’s acceptable enough that most people abide by rules even if they don’t like them. Do they generally follow rules arising from institutions without 24/7 gun in face enforcement...
by JasonL
16 Sep 2018, 00:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 569
Views: 17649

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

I would be genuinely, non-ironically curious to know what "value" this man thinks he has to offer any sane adult woman. He does explain that. You see, women derive their value from being with a man of higher status than they are. So he builds himself up so women can tell their friends what a high s...
by JasonL
15 Sep 2018, 21:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 569
Views: 17649

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Fukkin yikes
by JasonL
15 Sep 2018, 15:14
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 2502

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Should be oh no we can’t justifiably imprison murderers.
by JasonL
15 Sep 2018, 14:43
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 2502

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

But private violence is also just violence and the game is to seek arrangements that mitigate violence from all sides. If any private act, say of violence or theft, can be unjust - the remedy is going to involve violence or threat thereof. If it can’t be than any rule set can exist then it’s just pr...
by JasonL
15 Sep 2018, 08:24
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 2502

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Totally lost me with the everything is anarchy gotcha. That’s suggesting to me that you are carrying a notion of legitimacy that has no logical coherence and are insisting it’s the only thing that matters.
by JasonL
15 Sep 2018, 00:36
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 2502

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

In your terms- “merely” degree. Look if your model doesn’t treat differences in human experiences between DPRK and US as salient - it’s not very serious about addressing the human condition.