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by JasonL
13 Jul 2020, 15:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7399
Views: 398608

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

No.
by JasonL
13 Jul 2020, 15:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47791

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

In the long run, it will work out. The "nothing to see here" people are right about that. Not the way I'd prefer, which is to assess social justice activism of this sort an unhirable offense - "oh thats how you solve problems? Yeah, no, we require the people who water our plants to have better engag...
by JasonL
13 Jul 2020, 15:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47791

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

I think the answer is cultural - that you should stop trying to get people fired because they don't sign up for your religion, which is a thing you don't seem to think is a thing. On the other side, of it, yes, the answer is also cultural in that everyone should be laughing at these people and their...
by JasonL
13 Jul 2020, 13:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3094
Views: 270853

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Wife just wrapped a Community binge a thon. I got tired of it but thought it was funny in parts. Late seasons were strained as is always the case. I thought Parks and Rec was really strong after the first season and I expected to hate it as I'm not an Office guy.
by JasonL
13 Jul 2020, 13:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47791

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Adam Bates posted an interesting take on "cancel culture" today: One of the most fascinating developments in the right wing's persecution complex is how much these people are starting to sound like the leftists they abhor. To hear them tell it, it's unconscionable that someone should be fired from ...
by JasonL
10 Jul 2020, 12:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1449
Views: 89539

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

So I had some people knee jerk about me being a stupid trumpkin based on my observations that 1) a mask mandate if actually enforced isn't a minor change, it's the illegality of public socializing with food and drink - restaurants and bars and 2) the link above about mask behavior being oddly diffi...
by JasonL
10 Jul 2020, 11:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1449
Views: 89539

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I suspect public transit and masks in that space are a gigantic effect in many countries and the overall story is very hard to figure out. The UK and Scandinavian countries for example have very low rates of mask use, almost no mask mandates and very low infection rates. I'm talking infection rates ...
by JasonL
10 Jul 2020, 10:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1449
Views: 89539

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

So I had some people knee jerk about me being a stupid trumpkin based on my observations that 1) a mask mandate if actually enforced isn't a minor change, it's the illegality of public socializing with food and drink - restaurants and bars and 2) the link above about mask behavior being oddly diffic...
by JasonL
09 Jul 2020, 19:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47791

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Who said nothing is beyond the pale? I'll tell you one way we shouldn't be deciding what's beyond the pale - people saying they are going to die because of a Tom Cotton op ed should have no input in what's beyond the pale because they aren't even making an argument. They don't even believe what they...
by JasonL
09 Jul 2020, 18:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47791

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Ok boys I get the world you want and all I can tell you is my greatest desire is to see these tearful claims of threats to bodies faced with outright public ridicule and laughter mockery and shame. We aren't there, but I sincerely hope it comes to exactly the place that these fucking maoists trying ...
by JasonL
09 Jul 2020, 18:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1449
Views: 89539

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

KY implementing mandatory masks in all public spaces tomorrow. That's the end of bars. Self reported mask wearing behavior meanwhile seems to have very low to no correlation to spikes in infection rates elsewhere FWIW. https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/07/08/face-off-over-face-masks-euro...
by JasonL
09 Jul 2020, 16:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47791

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

What percent of people who said they were in danger either A) were in danger or B) believed they were in danger.
by JasonL
09 Jul 2020, 16:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47791

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

My darkened body was in danger by this op ed. Mo. Come on Mo. Please.
by JasonL
09 Jul 2020, 15:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47791

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

If he chose anyone else, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Session, or Lynn Cheney it wouldn’t have generated half the outrage that it did.

This is an untrue statement. My evidence for this is the completely garbage reasoning they published.
by JasonL
09 Jul 2020, 15:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47791

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Did that CA guy seriously suggest Rushdie had it coming for being problematic? He positioned the "motley" group with juvenile labels insinuating each had special cause to worry about the Righteous Purge. What was that all about?
by JasonL
09 Jul 2020, 15:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47791

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Infinite obligation do define acceptable and unacceptable by one team, zero obligation to have any standards for cancellation by the other. Considering your steadfast insistence that this is currently only a problem of the left even as the President and his supporters use actual lawsuits to try and...
by JasonL
09 Jul 2020, 12:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7399
Views: 398608

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Onus of Fear decent name for something. Metal band? Movie? I think I go movie because the pr0n rewrite seems really solid.
by JasonL
09 Jul 2020, 12:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47791

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Infinite obligation do define acceptable and unacceptable by one team, zero obligation to have any standards for cancellation by the other. I don't even think the letter was particularly vague about this: "We uphold the value of robust and even caustic counter-speech from all quarters. But it is now...
by JasonL
09 Jul 2020, 11:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47791

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

What frustrates me is this idea that "well if you want to be persuasive to people who are blanketly accusing everyone of participating in white supremacy without evidence, you really need to see where they are coming from, you need to clearly articulate how you are not the same as people they fear, ...
by JasonL
09 Jul 2020, 09:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47791

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

The other thing in there about differentiating your product from your competitors - it's super weird how such a thing is not required of people trying to get people fired. They have no obligation to differentiate anything. All they have to do is say something then suggest that disagreement makes you...
by JasonL
09 Jul 2020, 09:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47791

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

I fcking hate this maneuver where "proportion means someone who is not cis het white dude is ALWAYS without evidence or substantiation of claims presumed to be subject to incalculably greater harms by their mere existence in a white supremacy world so they get to say whatever they want and if you ar...
by JasonL
09 Jul 2020, 09:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47791

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

I'm sorry that's terrible and a red herring. That argument entails the idea that "You are a White Supremacist if you disagree with me in any regard" or literally flat out lying with "I'm in danger when you say anything I don't like, my life, my BODY is at stake" then amplifying those messages challe...
by JasonL
09 Jul 2020, 08:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12462
Views: 961301

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

I'm more and more interested at looking real hard at the Cantonic model of local government in Switzerland. The normal answer people give to local corruption is to nationally regulate something something, but it isn't at all clear to me that works here. Local governments it seems to me are deeply, d...
by JasonL
08 Jul 2020, 12:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47791

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

It looks weird only if you think there's anything other than "give me cover for the outcome I want". But yeah, the idea of activism has always had that problem. I'm skeptical of the judiciary rewriting laws but would prefer they rule narrowly on elements that entail rights violations. For the most p...