My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I tried my best to find a happy medium between those two goals, which I long believed was possible, but it ended up kind of just causing the site to suck at both things.

That's because the "muh freeze peech" trolls you should've been removing, that effectively spam the place with the lowest possible quality of content, are the exact same Voat trolls that drove away anyone interesting from Voat in the first place as well. You should have strictly stuck to the concept of a pyramid of debate and immediately shown those people the door, but in spite of repeated insistent requests to do so you didn't.

Why you ever thought you'd be able to tolerate such a hostile userbase while also pretending to have a pyramid of debate still baffles me. The answer was clear from the start: They don't care, they're actively here to trash the place, go back to Voat. You chose not to. This isn't just "trying to do two things at opposite ends", this is actively bending the knee to a particular kind of user that just wants to have yet another place to fling poo from. You flatly just did not enforce what ANYONE expected from the central thesis you published in the FAQ, and as a result almost everyone who actually cared about that up and left after REPEATEDLY requesting you enforce it and your REPEATED refusal to do so, until it bit you in the ass the exact way everyone warned you it would.

Basically the question is this: Why would anyone care about your future or ongoing projects when it's clear from this one you refuse to enforce your own website guidelines the moment something gets popular? In fact you're only now talking about it because you're bleeding that same popularity. Had you cared from the start none of this would've happened.

39,000-year-old cave bear is discovered perfectly preserved in Siberia | "It is completely preserved, with all internal organs in place." Until now, only bones have been found of cave bears, a prehistoric species or subspecies that lived in Eurasia from around 300,000 to 15,000 years ago by Pis-dur in science

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Journalist clickbait, that's why. Meanwhile also journalists: Waaahhhh why does nobody trust us waaahhhh

Journalists are the modern equivalent of the used car salesman, just with ideas.

Someone used the bug GitHub refused to fix, that allows you to add a commit to a repo you don’t control... to upload YouTube-dl to the DMCA request repo on GitHub. by [deleted] in ProgrammerHumor

[–]ABlueSkilttle 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

To be fair, the MAFIAA pisses off absolutely everyone. And yet somehow they still exist.

My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

[–]ABlueSkilttle 12 insightful - 6 fun12 insightful - 5 fun13 insightful - 6 fun -  (0 children)

I've blocked that user a long time ago. The thing is, that's really the best way to manage such people. Ignore them entirely. I've been having a very different experience since I did so, although the activity is much less. I fear it's as expected, where a few keyboard warriors with no jobs end up dictating the participation on the platform, driving anyone else who might want to discuss something fruitful away.

And, of course, since I don't really find the central premise of the website being enforced at all, my own desire to participate is effectively nil. Why bother, there are 50 other platforms identical without any interest in trying to promote better discussion. If that central point isn't so enforced here, there goes any reason to do so.

Anthony Pompliano: Over the Next 15 Months, Bitcoin Will Soar 20x by MarkoVidrih in news

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh look, someone else writing to try and drive up the value of the commodity they have. All these people constantly talking about bitcoin remind me of people like Peter Schiff, who has a shitton of gold and always tells people to buy gold. Gee, I wonder why they'd be telling people to buy more of their commodity to drive up the demand.

Never trust a salesman selling you something. Oh sure, maybe the world ends and for some reason everyone wants bitcoin instead of precious metals. Or there's an EMP that destroys all this highly corruptible digital currency and all your backup wallets and there goes all your value.

US posts record $3.1T 2020 budget deficit by rainbow80 in news

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You think this generation has less wealth than a generation under serfdom? You think this generation has less wealth than a pre-industrial revolution generation? You think this generation has less wealth than the era of Mitochondrial Eve, when the human race was nearly wiped out completely by famine?

So instead of addressing the point, you strawman it to include all prior generations - ever - instead of the relevant ones on record from comparable economic strata. You're a clown.

Many sources are projecting the millennials to become the wealthiest generation ever. It's going to happen quickly.

Wishful thinking. Currently, from the silent generation to the present, they're the poorest. You have no basis to conclude this. In fact it's quite telling instead of going with what the data is showing, you pivot to claim "oh it'll totally reverse at some point". When will you admit this claim is false? When they're 40? 60? 80? When is your claim falsified?

The rest of your post is just one gigantic fallacy of relative privation. Like one gigantic boomer "up hill both ways in the snow" story. Yes grandpa, and I'm sure you totally lifted yourself up by your bootstraps using magic unicorn farts too. You really are a clown.

US posts record $3.1T 2020 budget deficit by rainbow80 in news

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They have the least wealth of any prior generation at their age range. You're simply delusional. Vehicles count as your net worth, of which they ALSO have the lowest for same-age of any generation for data.

So, big surprise, you have no clue what you're talking about.

US posts record $3.1T 2020 budget deficit by rainbow80 in news

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ahahahaha, right, how many millennials right now are in congress? Senate? Elected offices in general? Do you have any idea how fucking POOR millennials are? Fuck off boomer.

Opinion: Classification of humans into races 'the biggest mistake in the history of science' by sproketboy in science

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The fuck does this have to do with eugenics? Did I even imply it? You don't actually seem to be reading what I write, you're just poisoning the well.

US posts record $3.1T 2020 budget deficit by rainbow80 in news

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Why would they care? It's a ton of old people robbing the young of prosperity to suit themselves. This will continue, in perpetuity, until demographic changes finally mean the boomers lose electoral control. Instead of being responsible and doing anything at all to curb the massive public and private debt bubble, it has just grown unabated. So either we're going to have a huge economic shock where nobody can pay, and everything collapses like in the 1920s, or we're going to have a huge political overhaul where people demand the government begin discharging debts and whatnot.

Either way, things cannot continue just growing forever. At some point the sustainability of our debts, as a whole, will come due. These old people are just betting they die before that happens so nobody has to deal with it or suffer the consequences. It's almost like we need term limits. I'd even argue upper age limits.

Opinion: Classification of humans into races 'the biggest mistake in the history of science' by sproketboy in science

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What do you think I did not address? I am directly rejecting their rejection of classification and their elitist sense of morality driving it. I couldn't care less what anthropologists incorrectly think. A morphological correlation to ancestry is biology. That 80 or 90% of a bunch of educated ignorant pearl clutchers think otherwise is not an "underlying issue".

Opinion: Classification of humans into races 'the biggest mistake in the history of science' by sproketboy in science

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The idea that "science" is responsible for classifications of people is the height of arrogance and presumption. People, naturally, categorize others differently from themselves where they feel it relevant. It cannot be denied that morphological trends and differences exist due to local adaptations and population drifts, and the fact these are fuzzy categories subject to different levels of specificity is not an argument for their invalidity. If I want to describe someone I do not know, their appearance is of utmost importance, and my being able to describe them as "East Asian" or "West Asian", or "Black", or "Latino", is useful.

You will note in this same opinion piece they endeavor to suggest that, because the categories are fuzzy, they somehow don't truly exist. However, this is not relevant. Species do not truly exist, they're an abstraction created by human delineation, but nobody is seeking to eliminate species classification. The question is how useful those categories are, to us, to ourselves, exclusively, and that they describe something about reality to be useful. The fact is race, at least in the United States, is exactly just that useful broad geographic correlation to morphology and ancestry, and is in no way "not real" simply because the categories are fuzzy due to population admixture.

I am wholly opposed to this elitist top-down reformation attempt to eliminate utility in language, simply because people in ivory towers have "concerns". That's really what this is. Elitist moral fragility over "concerns" of what you, the poor uneducated masses, would do given the freedom to think the "bad things" they don't like. What next? I cannot describe people as "tall" or "short" because there are gradients of tallness and shortness?

Pentagon funnels $7.4B in surplus military gear to police by magnora7 in news

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Okay, so why do I give a shit what your thoughts are? If your whole argument is nihilism to justify extremism (which I gather from your mention of third positionism), why did you even bother replying? I sincerely couldn't give two cents what your opinion is on a topic when that opinion is resignation to a status quo simply because some benefit to the citizenry might be misappropriated.

Pentagon funnels $7.4B in surplus military gear to police by magnora7 in news

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You'll want to fix your formatting, but I got it anyway. Why not have our supposed "allies" actually spend for their own defense instead of playing world police? Why not defend ourselves, not proactively serve as defense for others? Why not spend our money on ourselves? If you honestly think all spending on ourselves will do is "enrich fat cat politicians", I've got bad news for you - it already enriches fat cat generals and government contract companies siphoning off all of our money fighting for people not our own.

What the Face Mask represents by Honestanonymous in Psychology

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Imagine equating the bare minimum concern for the health and wellbeing of others to "sheeple" in so many words. How selfish can you get? It's like toddlers everywhere.

Pentagon funnels $7.4B in surplus military gear to police by magnora7 in news

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If you think spending more money than the next ten countries combined is justified on the basis of "muh threats" you're exactly the kind of propaganda eating lapdog the pentagon loves. Seriously? "Why spend it on our own citizenry? They'll just waste it!" - It's amazing what a hypocritical position you have. If that's your attitude why do you even care about defending your country?

The Serverless Revolution Has Stalled by magnora7 in Internet

[–]ABlueSkilttle 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Why would I want to host any of my content "serverless" on basically a perpetual contract that can screw me over at literally any time? Of course there are advantages. The disadvantage is I don't actually own my infrastructure and other people can take it away.

Pentagon funnels $7.4B in surplus military gear to police by magnora7 in news

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, exactly. The value of the weaponry. The absolute insane amount of waste spending we're throwing into the military instead of our own citizenry.

2,787 active satellites currently orbit Earth. By 2027 Musk wants to increase it to 14,000 satellites by magnora7 in space

[–]ABlueSkilttle 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The problem is the debris can easily take things out at sizes of a single bolt, given enough speed and an unlucky hit. You can't really blow it up. As it is, we're very rapidly approaching a situation where garbage collection needs to take place. But like every other example of "tragedy of the commons" everywhere, nobody wants to bother doing it.

Basically, magnets are great... for the parts that would be magnetic. But many are not. And there's not going to be some universal attractor we can just throw out there. Meaning to some extent you have to go and pick shit up manually, like with large nets (which is impossible for paint flecks and whatnot, which nonetheless travel at such speeds as to cause damage). Only instead of trash cleanup in the oceans, it's inconceivably more expensive, and more difficult. There's a reason people have been pointing out that we have a problem. It's a big problem. One that's only getting bigger.

Generic wikipedia overview for the lazy

Pentagon funnels $7.4B in surplus military gear to police by magnora7 in news

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Can you imagine if we devoted a tenth of this money to helping the poor and "too poor to afford therapy, too rich to get aid" people, so they could actually get help before they'd end up arrested for crimes?

Unmarried people with low income and education at higher death risk from COVID-19: Study by Snehashis09 in WorldNews

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Um. No? ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder, not an autoimmune disorder. Where do you get this nonsense? You have no idea what you're talking about.

US Army To Receive "Astonishingly Powerful" Electric Robot Tank by magnora7 in WarWatch

[–]ABlueSkilttle 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm so happy to see the military continuing to burn money like it's free on projects that are retarded beyond belief. So happy. A fully electric tank? Based on what, magic dragon farts? I don't know if anybody told these idiots yet, but lithium batteries used in the likes of vehicles have a tendency to explode violently and sit there in flames, much less struck with something explosive. Not to mention poorer temperature tolerances, poorer energy efficiency, poorer energy per unit volume, for fuck sake there's literally no advantages here.

Yes, I am thinking of that 2.5 trillion. I'm thinking a whole lot more use could've been put to it than inflating the budgets of morons with rank who now have to come up with excuses to waste it all.

Scientist Maps CO2 Emissions for Entire US by [deleted] in maps

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An earlier universe existed before the Big Bang, and can still be observed today, says Nobel winner by Vigte in science

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

God that article is shit. It doesn't even link to the fucking paper and just makes it seems like it's one guy talking out of his ass, instead of something based on observational evidence. Fuck journalists. In future, please post higher quality sources. Yahoo news is not one of them.

It's also old news. This was published back in March in current version. Originally published back in 2018.

An earlier universe existed before the Big Bang, and can still be observed today, says Nobel winner by Vigte in science

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The hell does predicting a chaotic system have to do with observing cosmic background radiation or light from distant sources? What's pure bullshit here is your irrational approach to evaluating truth claims.

SpaceX Joins Pentagon Developing 7,500 MPH Weapons Delivery Rocket That Can Reach Anywhere On Earth In An Hour by magnora7 in WarWatch

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

All space programs have just been a massive PR campaign to launder money into weapons development and delivery systems. All of them. Always. Anyone who tells you anything else is a liar, ESPECIALLY the government. That we've done anything at all with respect to space exploration is mere coincidence to the fact the government funnels money into these programs explicitly to return dividends in terms of war. The pentagon doesn't give a shit what we learn about Titan, they want to know how to better blow up Russia.

Unmarried people with low income and education at higher death risk from COVID-19: Study by Snehashis09 in WorldNews

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...That testosterone functions as an immunosuppressant? Literally one of the reasons women have less severe autism, and less in terms of rates of autism, is a significant factor of estrogen receptors and estrogen passively reducing inflammation in the brain. Men get sicker because of testosterone from viruses like the flu.

Seriously, what is it with you people? Is your masculinity so fragile you think therapeutic temporary reduction of testosterone, if in fact my hypothesis is correct (and I've no idea that it is), emasculates you? Christ that's pathetic.

Unmarried people with low income and education at higher death risk from COVID-19: Study by Snehashis09 in WorldNews

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Part of me wonders, given that these immune effects generally result from testosterone fucking with the immune system, if one-time injections of estrogen during infection would improve outcomes. Obviously it'd do nothing long term, nor really complicate anything, but if these issues ultimately relate to testosterone as an immunosuppressant perhaps temporarily suppressing it instead would help? Any articles pertaining to hormonal immunotherapy?

We are boycotting​ Yelp. Please share if you are too! by Trump_WG1WGA in news

[–]ABlueSkilttle 8 insightful - 3 fun8 insightful - 2 fun9 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

...People still use Yelp?

Censorship Thursday - share your sub bans here! by NutterButterFlutter in LGBDropTheT

[–]ABlueSkilttle 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well it hardly helps they just universally end up in positions of ownership or power to do that in the first place. Lately it seems every "gay" group is headed by someone pretending to be male or female.

Censorship Thursday - share your sub bans here! by NutterButterFlutter in LGBDropTheT

[–]ABlueSkilttle 11 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 0 fun12 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I mean, I've always been banned form nearly everything. I simply refuse to comply with mods when they decide to put their little internet authoritarian hats on. It's inevitable. I'm sorry, I don't care about your enforcement of non-rules you invent. The only time I've had good relations to admins or mods of anything have been when they actually comply with the rules they, themselves, actually write. If not? Nah, fuck you and the horse you rode in on. I gain nothing by providing content for your service. And that's the attitude everyone else should have.

Though it's really ironic to be called a "TERF" when I'm not a feminist, and when my position primarily remains "We don't feed other mental illnesses or delusions as treatment, why do we do so exclusively here?" - Which gets be banned shockingly fast whenever it's brought up anyplace.

Fecal Microbiota Transplant is Highly Effective in Real-World Practice: Initial Results from the FMT National Registry (Oct 2020) 222 completed 1 month follow-up, 123 6 month. All for CDI. 90% cured at 1mo. ~96% used stool bank. 4% recurrence after 6mo. New diagnosis of IBS and IBD occurred in 4 pts by Pis-dur in science

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It's really astonishing to me that IBS, IBD, Crohn's, etc, could've simply been treated by transplanting intestinal bacteria from healthy patients. Also really depressing, due to how many people suffer from these conditions, and for how long, and with such horrible social and health complications. And the costs. All over something so simple.

Switching to double-edge razors can give you a great shaving experience while also being budget friendly by noble_pleb in technology

[–]ABlueSkilttle 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I bought the cheapest everything I could find. $6 shaver, $9 brush, $10 100 pack blades, and a bulk supply of shaving soap from a brand that doesn't seem to sell the bulk supply anymore (and apparently fucktupled their soap prices so fuck them). I only just ran out of the soap... 8 years later.

I'm only half out of blades, the brush is still fine, the shaver is still fine. There is literally no need whatsoever to go with anything but the cheap ones. They'll definitely last.

Probably what would be even cheaper is if they still sold shaving powder. It's just soap you mix with water, but since it's more condensed and easier to produce it's theoretically far cheaper than any shaving soap "bars" you can find.

My only real concern here is that as more people realize they can save money doing this, these producers will re-expand their markets to produce more "luxury" and other bullshit the stores are pushing, just to drive the prices right the fuck back up at a higher profit margin.

Urgent: EARN IT Act Introduced in House of Representatives | Electronic Frontier Foundation by DeWhoDeWho in technology

[–]ABlueSkilttle 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I used to support the EFF. It's absolutely cringe the kind of propaganda nonsense they push now. Good Christ.

The EARN IT Act would allow all 50 state legislatures, as well as U.S. territories and Washington D.C., to pass laws that would regulate the Internet.

They... they already can? They already do? W h a t????

Even more baffling, I did read the text of the bill (PDF warning). Which really is nothing like the proposal from before, as this explicitly and exclusively is framed to deal with online sexual advances, interactions, etc, pertaining to children.

—Not later than 18 months after the date on which a majority of the members of the Commission required to be appointed under section 3(c)(1)(C) have been so appointed, the Commission shall develop and submit to the Attorney General recommended best practices that providers of interactive computer services may choose to engage in to prevent, reduce, and respond to the online sexual exploitation of children, including the enticement, grooming, sex trafficking, and sexual abuse of children and the proliferation of online child sexual abuse material [...]

Even more insanely, they claim

By breaking Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the EARN IT bill would allow small website owners to be sued or prosecuted under state laws, as long as the prosecution or lawsuit somehow related to crimes against children.

Um. No. Read the fucking bill.

‘(A) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding paragraph (6), none of the following actions or circumstances shall serve as an independent basis for liability of a provider of an interactive computer service for a claim or charge described in that paragraph: ‘‘(i) The provider utilizes full end-to end encrypted messaging services, device encryption, or other encryption services. ‘‘(ii) The provider does not possess the information necessary to decrypt a communication. ‘‘(iii) The provider fails to take an action that would otherwise undermine the ability of the provider to offer full end-to end encrypted messaging services, device encryption, or other encryption services.

In fact nothing in the act is about holding anybody liable for anything, the bulk of it explicitly concerns a commission that should then make recommendations for further legislation. Where it DOES mention liability is pertaining to laws that already exist Under 2255, 2252, 225A, 2256(8), of title 18 USC. So... ?!???!?!?!

This is frankly unbelievable from the EFF. I have no idea what they're getting at from the bill text or how they arrived at these claims. What in the flying fuck.

Posts like this is why support for the lgb community will continue to decrease. by turtleduck23 in LGBDropTheT

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It's idiots like that feeding fuel for extremists of the "muh gay agenda" sort. Who, of course, won't ask any actual homosexuals how they feel about it. That's such a stupid take I can't believe he's serious. It's also a very homophobic take, IMO, because it is tacitly assuming homosexuals just can't keep it in their pants and understand common decency. No, we don't have to have sex in public parks. Fuck you, Tatchell.

YouTubers are upscaling the past to 4K. Historians want them to stop by [deleted] in history

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Again, there is no consistent physiological response exclusively for lies. The response, that only some people have, is in response to elevated moods like anxiety. They don't work, at all, for anyone who has anxiety. They're unreliable for everyone else, and in particular lack scientific grounding in both validity and reliability (They don't detect lies - not valid - and unreliably detect what they do detect).

The point really needs to be driven home: There is. No. Physiological. Response. Solely. For. Lies. There are simply myths that people have variously invented about such responses, like the claim you "look to the left", that've been invented to more easily excuse chasing people on zero evidence.

YouTubers are upscaling the past to 4K. Historians want them to stop by [deleted] in history

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That’s not a view many academics hold, however. Luke McKernan, lead curator of news and moving images at the British Library, was particularly scathing about Peter Jackson’s 2018 World War One documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, which upscaled and colourised footage from the Western Front. Making the footage look more modern, he argued, undermined it. “It is a nonsense,” he wrote. “Colourisation does not bring us closer to the past; it increases the gap between now and then. It does not enable immediacy; it creates difference.”

Oh cry me a river you stuffed shirted fuckwit. This is not just colourisation. This is far more advanced interpolating and general restoration. I could give less than half a shit what someone in an ivory tower thinks about how, somehow, making something seem more recent "creates difference". Note, nowhere is quoted an explanation of how that makes sense. Either this article is fake, and the journalist quoted a lot of people out of context, or everyone crying about it deserves the just scorn of all backward luddites crying about how TV killed radio.

Or as the kids say these days, get fucked boomer. Nobody cares.

YouTubers are upscaling the past to 4K. Historians want them to stop by [deleted] in history

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Just a nitpick, "lie detectors" are not lie detectors. At most they detect elevated mood. There is no special physiological response exclusively for lies, and is very difficult with extensive training for neurological machines to even reach reasonable reliability for that same purpose. Generally speaking, just generally, only because a lie involves more creative thinking on average and inhibition cognitively.

"Lie detectors" are pseudoscience but cops love it when people think they're not, because it gets them a lot of free confessions by idiotic criminals.

The Earth Is Flat & Stationary: Destroying The Freemasonic Luciferian Globalist "Globe" Lie by OperationQ in Earth

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Generally speaking how this always goes is to simply assert all evidence of a globe is the result of a conspiracy. Of course at every step of the way you're proposing additional steps, and usually combined with rejecting induction as evidence. I generally get banned once I start requiring flatties demonstrate angular diameter measurements using their own pocket change, since you can demonstrate that it works. From that demonstration, you can calculate angular diameter of all the relevant bodies. Same with measuring shadows since, by using angular diameter, you can determine approximate distance and size. Of course you can then also determine diameter of Earth by measuring shadows at proper times.

As fun as it might be to commit such sophistry, it just fundamentally relies on rejecting induction as evidence, and often rejecting evidence as evidence. If you do that with anything, you can believe whatever you want, so it's a kind of silly exercise.

I am really proud of you guys by [deleted] in SaidIt

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That's the main thing that attracted me to saidit in the first place. Although for a while there, the pyramid of debate didn't appear as though it was being enforced. Once it was, the people simply destructively trying to take over with low-effort propaganda have mostly left. The more time goes by, with more people realizing they can't get away with just calling people names, the better it is. The single biggest issue with these alternative websites is generally entryism, and the more you can push back against propaganda-focused entryism the more likely it is you will develop a userbase that can argue like adults.

Didn't knew that crossdressers and intersex males/females are trans now... by [deleted] in LGBDropTheT

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They literally take over every single "LGBT" group I've ever seen the past 5 years. Join a new chat? If it has an "LGBT" channel, 100% odds everything in there is transtranstranstranstrannytranstrans and "oh how bad TERFs are". You aren't allowed to have gay chats anymore. It's all about the trans. You aren't allowed to be a gay erotic crossdresser or twink or anything, no, you have to go on the drugs because you're clearly trans. It's coercive and disgusting.

New England Journal of medicine confirms what we've all known, the govt largely thinks you're too stupid, and masks are simply talismans and anxiety relief. by jamesK_3rd in news

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Oh yes, of course. Everyone's a sheeple but you. How unconforming of you. I bet you're unique like every other snowflake at the starbucks.

  1. This is an opinion piece done in May, and several of its assertions have proven false in the ensuing months. Namely, that public space exposure is minimal, when it has ended up the #1 category in quite a few US states that collect such tracing data. That original guesstimate of 6 minutes, 10 minutes, or 30 minutes, has proven false.

  2. The article states wearing a mask offers little protection from infection, and this is still true. However, what it can do is reduce transmission of infection if you are already infected, which is repeatedly stated by every single article on the subject ever. So the article doesn't support your apparent belief.

  3. That humans have emotional responses out of line with actual probability is well documented and typical among everyone, including you. Because we're really bad at probability. Based on the limited information at the time, mostly lies from China (and I find your reliance on an article quoting China's numbers as authentic while calling people a synonym for sheeple fucking hilarious), this opinion piece assumed very low transmissibility for the public and healthcare workers. This has again proven false.

Like flat earthers, like young earth creationists, like anti-vaxxers, and all the other gaggles of people doing the same thing, use of old opinions, old data, and bad data, combine to construct support for a conspiracy mentality. Finding data to suit your idea of the world, rather than letting the data shape your idea of it.

This website does not support freedom of speech! It's a fucking lie! I was so good to this website, and they banned me faster than reddit. Why? Because I said some bad words. I couldn't even reply to Magnora the stupid cunt. This place will die because it's full of shit. by magnoraisacunt in whatever

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Uhhh, you do realize the website is based on the pyramid of debate right? No? Didn't think so. Repeat violations get you banned. You know, like what you're doing here, just spitting vitriol. It's free speech and elevating debate. read the goddamn introductory post

Survey Finds Nearly 20% of Millennials and Gen Z in NY Believe Jews Caused the Holocaust by scrubking in WorldNews

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I bet you also think the Earth is flat.

Innocence lost: what did you do before the internet? by [deleted] in Internet

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Sat reading bored out of my goddamn mind. Now I sit on the internet reading and bored out of my goddamn mind.

Gay men love pussy. Lesbians love dick. Get over it. - Miss... sorry, Misssssster Gay UK wannabe by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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I'm so happy we went from gay conversion therapy to gay conversion coercion. So happy.

Rules of Engagement by magnora7 in corruption

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I've had several discussions with Magnora. I'm not insulting him nor am I an obnoxious conspiracy theorist nor white supremacist. In fact, I am entirely on his side, but it's precisely for the reason the police need reform that the facts ESPECIALLY matter. Otherwise the reforms undertaken will NOT have the intended beneficial effects. Sort of akin to how, under the glorious new socialist regime in Russia, crime evaporated. According to the propaganda. In reality it was terrifying. And we, if we ignore reality, will repeat those mistakes.

Rules of Engagement by magnora7 in corruption

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c o n t e x t. Do you know what causes most people to call the police for "wellness" checks? (a) Active suicide threat where the person is known AND REPORTED TO THE POLICE to have a weapon, (b) Psychiatric conditions that can (often do) result in violence (and see also weapons), (c) Drug overdose or addictions otherwise unspecified that also have a nasty tendency to result in violence (and variously taser immunity with enough meth). You can't just take a category of something, declare it wrong by default or fiat, and smugly assert universal truth. As a critic of the police I GO OUT OF MY WAY to investigate those so-called documented facts, I even listen to the police, and youtube channels by former or current police, because if you do not understand something you absolutely have no hope in hell of fixing it.

Seriously. You're ignorant as fuck on this, and that ignorance is outrageously typical. If you want to improve the world you first need to understand it. A cursory glancing understanding steeped in media lies and bias, and the media will outright make shit the fuck up about these cases, is nowhere near sufficient.

Rules of Engagement by magnora7 in corruption

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Magnora, this is just ignorance and embarrassing. Police departments generally DO have exactly that. It's called the "continuum of force", and many states also mandate warnings that were often already in place anyway. With many deliberately clipped snippets of footage, you don't see relevant context. Namely (a) What the officer was called for (possible weapon, felony, violence, gun, active warrants, etc), (b) What the officer did beforehand (verbal warnings, commands, attempted restraint, etc), and (c) Failure of alternatives to work (Tasers have this lovely habit of doing nothing).

I find myself utterly flabbergasted I've gone from criticizing the police and demanding national standards and national funding/training requirements, to somehow needing to defend them from utterly irrational and baseless propaganda. At least learn what the fuck reality is before you try to criticize it.

Feds pushed to abandon trade talks with Brazil over Amazon deforestation by Pis-dur in WorldNews

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Politics is always about games within games. Using the useful idiot "muh environment" people to cover for what is really a ploy to ensure they can't undercut lumber trades agreed with Canada and North America, among other things, and ultimately to help keep Brazil under heel as a bargaining chip for other trade deals. Make your opponents think you want something other than what you're really after. Global politics, like politics in general, is a gigantic game of lies.

But if Canada gets such trade deals, it gets to undercut some of the imports from the United States more cheaply. And, in the past couple years, lumber exports to Canada have absolutely fallen through the floor. As well as imports from Canada. So what Canada is probably trying to do, like it did with its garbage and coal shipping to China, is export its "environmental" concerns to somewhere else to claim being a "global leader" in environmental bla bla bla. It's all a lie, of course. If you counted what they export, and the damage that causes, Canada is absolutely atrocious.

The Right to Repair could help address a critical shortage in school computers by D0z in technology

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Easy solution here: If any company operates in a foreign country it must obey the laws in the USA. Sound crazy? But you, citizen, are already required to do this. You can't hop over to Thailand or something and have sex with a 16 year old prostitute. But for some reason, a company can operate in China with slave labor and not have everyone brought up on charges for slavery.

Rules for thee, not for we.

Every. Single. Time. by TarshishJupiter in LGBDropTheT

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Imagine how homophobic you'd have to be to have to believe you're female to feel comfortable being gay. Holy shit.

White House Orders End Of 'Un-American' Racial Sensitivity Training At Federal Agencies by Nemacolin in news

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He's president. Not dictator. That means he delegates. He gives ideas of what he wants and legions of interns write it up while signing all the shit that heads up the chain to his office. The U.S. president is glorified paper pusher. All the "important stuff" you're probably thinking of has either (a) already been delegated, or (b) isn't actually within the authority of the office. He probably spent a grand total of a minute expressing his desire for this to end.

You clearly haven't a clue how bureaucracy works.

White House Orders End Of 'Un-American' Racial Sensitivity Training At Federal Agencies by Nemacolin in news

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Good. Anti-white racism is still racism. Narratives that push the idea that whites need "sensitivity training" because they're white are fundamentally racist. Narratives that push racialism of any kind are trying to drag us back to segregation.

Trump, through CDC, suspends all evictions nationwide by magnora7 in news

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I'm sorry you're not mature enough to handle reasoned arguments. Maybe one day your balls will drop.

Trump, through CDC, suspends all evictions nationwide by magnora7 in news

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I don't think you're following. The reason they're not selling is not necessarily a cabal that keeps prices high, it's that holding assets counts toward their ability to lend money. In other words, banks holding onto these properties they they're mutually valuing beyond any sane persons desire to pay because it actively makes them more money by lending the value of those assets. A purely natural state of affairs thanks to what is frankly a gross oversight by the government in allowing banks to value assets beyond the money they hold.

Trump, through CDC, suspends all evictions nationwide by magnora7 in news

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there are many houses sitting empty as banks don't want to sell them unless prices go up.

This is not reality. Houses sit empty because nobody wants to buy them. Places built in the middle of nowhere that've fallen apart over the 10 years they've been listed, because people don't want to live in the country like that. People with university degrees have to live and work in cities. Traveling 50 miles to commute from a country estate isn't cheap nor is it good for the sanity.

The second thing that happens with overvalued properties is that, for banks, it can be more profitable not to sell them to inflate their total asset holdings. Hence NYC properties valued in multiple millions for empty lots, or asbestos ridden shitholes, because keeping those assets lets banks loan more money. But this is only true for urban shitholes, not the tons of empty houses dotting the country in the middle of nowhere.

Germ Theory vs. Terrain Theory by [deleted] in science

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Oh sure, just eliminate influenza. That's totally on the table. And what about, oh I don't know, eliminating polio by ensuring it cannot spread? By vaccinating, you eliminate entirely. This post manages to be ignorant about both points and wholly ignorant of anything to do with virology at the same time. Astounding.

I should be able to advocate my ideology. by 3rdFuckingAccount in whatever

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Even in the United States a group that is inherently advocating for subversion of the state is subject to monitoring, especially if their primary avowed method to establish that subversion is through violence instead of persuasion or popular vote. If he thinks he's allowed to express a desire to violently overtake the duly elected representatives of the state as "free speech", and commit to declaring a plan of action to do so, he's going to swiftly find the federal courts don't agree with him on that score.

It really comes down to a matter of planning. Outlining a plan to force such an overtake is exactly that step too far and runs directly afoul of conspiracy related laws to boot. Hosting such content, with such outlined plans, and with such an inherent manifesto of violence, runs afoul of every nations laws including those of the United States. I would argue so does hosting ANTIFA content as it does the same thing.

Trump, through CDC, suspends all evictions nationwide by magnora7 in news

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Actually the solution is the opposite. Supply and demand. With a greater supply of cheap housing the demand falls, ensuring rents of all residences fall. The reason rents are so high in some places is due to the fact small efficiency living spaces are not allowed to be built, whereas cities that allow them can net you rooms for rent as low as $200-300.

Last night the CA State Legislature passed #SB145 and it now goes to Gov. Newsom. It would lower the penalties for adults who have sex w/ willing same-sex minors. Judge could decide if adult has to register as sex offender if the offender is within 10 years of age of victim. by [deleted] in news

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3535560/

In instrumental variable models, history of sexual abuse predicted increased prevalence of same-sex attraction by 2.0 percentage points (95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.4, 2.5), any same-sex partners by 1.4 percentage points (95% CI = 1.0, 1.9), and same-sex identity by 0.7 percentage points (95% CI = 0.4, 0.9).

Last night the CA State Legislature passed #SB145 and it now goes to Gov. Newsom. It would lower the penalties for adults who have sex w/ willing same-sex minors. Judge could decide if adult has to register as sex offender if the offender is within 10 years of age of victim. by [deleted] in news

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Almost as if underage rape (statutory or otherwise) is more prevalent among gays

Nope. Recently completed some 20 or 30 year longitudinal study only found a 2% increase in same-sex identification relating to sexual abuse. Non-cohabitating. With no significant increase in cohabitating homosexuals.

Last night the CA State Legislature passed #SB145 and it now goes to Gov. Newsom. It would lower the penalties for adults who have sex w/ willing same-sex minors. Judge could decide if adult has to register as sex offender if the offender is within 10 years of age of victim. by [deleted] in news

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Seriously, think about how fucking warped this is for the government to do. Teenagers having sex being illegal? How fucking retarded is such a law, and how ridiculously detached from reality. Criminalizing natural human tendency, and between people of nearly the same ages, it's despicable beyond belief. And I guarantee every single one of these old fucks broke that law as nearly every teenager does. Fuck these hypocrites.

Last night the CA State Legislature passed #SB145 and it now goes to Gov. Newsom. It would lower the penalties for adults who have sex w/ willing same-sex minors. Judge could decide if adult has to register as sex offender if the offender is within 10 years of age of victim. by [deleted] in news

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We don't think here. We only ree about pedophiles (even when the alleged "pedophiles" are 20 and dating a 17 year old) and lefties bad. But throughout the country romeo and juliet laws, where they exist, often don't protect same-sex couples. And the same discretion given to heterosexual pairings, illegal or not, aren't granted to same-sex ones. The fact that isn't just blanket overturned in court on its face is yet more evidence the courts don't care about justice or fairness. Regardless of what standards anybody wishes employed, the fact they're not fairly employed is a fucking farce.

Trump, through CDC, suspends all evictions nationwide by magnora7 in news

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Okay, but then whose to stop the banks from foreclosing on payments the landlords can no longer make? You have to run this entirely up the chain. You can't just arbitrarily stop at one point and declare the job done. The ENTIRE chain must be put on ice, including taxes, so nobody is actually losing any money.

Why Particle Physics is Stuck in a Dead End by zyxzevn in Physics

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There's an easy way to fix all of this. If any research at any point uses any government funding whatever - indeed if anyone does - 100% of the results and processes must then become entirely open and available to the public. No profiting from the funding of the citizenry as if you've a right to free money for private enterprises. Universities receiving so much as a penny should be forced to make all their research and everything else fully transparent. All of it.

The U.S. announced that it would not join an international coalition to find and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine due to the group being led by the World Health Organization, the latest sign of Trump withdrawing the country from the international health community's response to the pandemic. by Orangutan in politics

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...And? You do realize that's mostly how Influenza and most viruses kill, right? You don't die from HIV. You die from other things that infect you after HIV. Same for most viral infections. Certain cancers. You still would not have died had you not gotten it. Keep in mind part of that "comorbidity" is obesity, of which nearly 1/4th the country qualifies. On the bright side, finally a reason to actively encourage people to stop being disgusting slovenly fatasses.

U.S. refuses to join global COVID-19 vaccine effort because it is "led by the WHO" by Orangutan in news

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You mean we refuse to join a "global" effort where we do all the work like always? Because we already have a phase III vaccine that enables a better immune response against the protein hook it uses. Fuck off.

Development of COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222 expands into US Phase III clinical trial across all adult age groups by Pis-dur in science

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Uh, no? This is a modified defective influenza virus vaccine. If your child was going to be so severely immunocompromised that a flu vaccine would kill it, it should be living in a bubble. Where do you get this crap?

Development of COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222 expands into US Phase III clinical trial across all adult age groups by Pis-dur in science

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And a defective virus vaccine properly dosed for children would be bad beeecaaauuuuse....?

Being selfish [or kind] doesn't get you ahead by ABlueSkilttle in science

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While the main article primarily emphasizes that disagreeableness doesn't advantage you beyond other participants, another worthwhile takeaway is that agreeableness didn't either. People get promoted at approximately the same rate no matter what, with no filtering apparently given at all to how piss poor someone is at managing other people. Something I'm sure everyone with a real job has long since already learned.

Patriots, if you're going to go protest, protect yourself properly. Get some AR-500 armor, and a bullet-resistant helmet, with a bullet-resistant face shield, at the minimum. And have a powerful weapon to defend yourself, not a dinky handgun. by suckitreddit in whatever

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It's heavily contextual. Some states once had such laws but I think they got repealed or overturned, but some others still have laws where they add additional charges if you are wearing it while committing any kind of crime. Like a prosecutorial freebie.

New CDC report reveals 94% of COVID deaths weren’t just COVID; Also 90% testing positives are false positives! by Trulytimes in Health

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This is cringe. Obviously, most people who die will have underlying medical conditions. That's also true of people who die with influenza. Nobody has been "hiding" that fact. This is like saying HIV doesn't kill people. Galaxy brain tier stupidity here. Then there's the misunderstanding of the "up to 90%" claim. Here's what the article Actually says

This number of amplification cycles needed to find the virus, called the cycle threshold, is never included in the results sent to doctors and coronavirus patients, although it could tell them how infectious the patients are.

In three sets of testing data that include cycle thresholds, compiled by officials in Massachusetts, New York and Nevada, up to 90 percent of people testing positive carried barely any virus, a review by The Times found.

So the test is very sensitive, finds a small viral load, and that is a positive. It's not a false positive. It's simply a non-transmissible positive, or having formerly been infected. This was not done without warrant as, initially, it was unclear just how infectious the virus truly was due to inaccurate and low population samples. What they're arguing for now is to reduce the sensitivity of the tests to only reach a positive with a larger viral load, one that could conceivably end up more infectious in most people.

This is all talked about in the actual article this fearmongering cringe is stealing from, if anyone cares. And the real irony here is that, with so many positives that are not transmissible or infectious, that means the real death rate as a consequence of high viral load infection is considerably higher. This sensitivity is also not without warrant:

The F.D.A. noted that people may have a low viral load when they are newly infected. A test with less sensitivity would miss these infections.

The CDC's smug "well just test them again" is hardly helpful because how many people are going to make two trips for the same BS in a row?

Man radicalize by watching videos on Facebook tires to kill AutoZone employee. by Canbot in news

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....Wwwwhhhhyyyy autozone? That's like shooting someone at McDonald's. You're literally targeting people at or near the bottom economic run of the entirety of society.

To Bust People for Buying Crack, Cops Are Now Manufacturing and Selling People Crack by Drewski in PoliceMisconduct

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When your pay is justified by crime, the dramatic DECLINE in crime poses serious problems. So what do you do? Why, you invent the crime. Duh. Even better when the law lets you do it.

Patriots, if you're going to go protest, protect yourself properly. Get some AR-500 armor, and a bullet-resistant helmet, with a bullet-resistant face shield, at the minimum. And have a powerful weapon to defend yourself, not a dinky handgun. by suckitreddit in whatever

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Obey your state and local laws. Also, the most effective weapon is one you know how to use and are well trained in. If you can't hit anything with a 10mm, 0% accuracy is far less effective than 90% accuracy with a .22. In any situation where you may be faced with lethal force, the weapon you are best trained in is the best one to use.

Do you know what the best defense is, though? Not getting involved in riots and putting yourself in that situation to begin with. There are very few states in which inserting yourself into a riot, and then firing at people in "self defense", is going to be seen as self defense. This is where knowing your state and local laws come in, and being proactive in ensuring you deescalate and remove yourself from bad situations before they become worse situations. In many states, you have a duty to retreat, and you are legally required to deescalate, just as the police are.

It goes without saying... do not illegally carry any weapon or other "self defense" item, in some states armor. In summary, don't be an idiot. If you cannot be a mature bigger man and have no training on how to handle mob situations, you're far more likely to kill innocent people with a pea shooter than realistically defend yourself. Especially in crowds. And most especially with people in said crowds who can possibly reach for said weapon and cause a discharge.

The harmful impact of 'trans lesbians' is becoming apparent. by fuck_reddit in LGBDropTheT

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For my part I went through a transition phase of rejecting reality purely because of being raised in a highly homophobic and very abusive religion. But it's not like I have amnesia. I was never really attracted to women and kept trying to deny that fact.

The harmful impact of 'trans lesbians' is becoming apparent. by fuck_reddit in LGBDropTheT

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I'm appalled by the way this dishonest author writes about this topic. Sexuality throughout the teenage years is highly variable, and even more highly variable among the sub-population of most promiscuous people. It becomes more fixed with age, and numerous studies on teen-to-adult populations (longitudinal) have affirmed this. There's no "threat to" the fact it's a natural inclination anymore than your height changing over time is.

Examples of this include this paper and more recently this paper. Teenage years are exceptionally volatile in terms of promiscuity, sex, sexuality, identity in general. The author seeks to abuse this fact in order to undermine the fact sexuality is no more a choice than your height, and like height you grow into it as you mature.

Far more likely of an explanation beyond him pushing the antiquated Christian right propaganda of "hypersexual addiction", people finding out they're probably homosexual can experience a terrifying transition. This can include desperately seeking sexual affirmation by having sex with who they "should be" attracted to. I went through this, tons of gay men also went through this, and it's entirely driven by that same religious homophobia creating a self fulfilling prophecy.

Edit: To further drive this point home, individuals who identify as entirely homosexual have the same level of sexuality stability as those who identify as entirely heterosexual. Even from teenage years. Bisexuals were the primary unstable group, and that can entirely account for this data. See here.

An Idea with Questions by julesburm1891 in LGBDropTheT

[–]ABlueSkilttle 14 insightful - 1 fun14 insightful - 0 fun15 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think there is reason to suppose bisexuals would hide their true sexuality to avoid aversion. Let's be honest here, there are plenty of stories passed around friend circles willing to talk about it about being dumped for men or women from bisexual partners. In mine, it's often so the bisexual can have children, and the homosexual partner was "for fun". If people were honest, these kinds of things can be avoided, but because they're not it's often a cheap heuristic to avoid heartbreak. If you're factoring in possible relationship disaster, removing that additional risk can feel more comfortable - and so bisexuals hide their sexuality to avoid being rejected for that heuristic. Which further reinforces that heuristic when those same bisexuals dump gay men to have relations with women for children. On and on it goes. Of course the solution to all of this would be for everybody to stop lying, a kind of mutual disarmament, and be honest about what they truly want in a relationship -- good luck getting that to happen. Am I saying this doesn't happen otherwise? No. Am I saying bisexuals are liars more than usual? No. Am I implying anything at all about any particular bisexual? No.

So far as populations of attraction go, there are some preliminary psychology studies suggesting that attraction to transsexuals is something of a unique fetish or fascination. The full study is available on PDF here, and wikipedia has a brief summary of it here. This third group is significantly autogynephiliacs (42% self admitted) and bisexual (41%). What needs to happen, however, and what I have not found, is a similar penile measurement reaction study to sanity check self-identified sexuality of supposed "gay" or "heterosexual" men and whether their reported sexuality is misreported for the remainder groups.

As there are more self-reported bisexuals than there are gays or lesbians (surveys differ but bisexuality is usually self-reported as higher or same-sex and opposite-sex contact [bisexual behavior] reported as higher), it's entirely plausible the primary acceptance in terms of attraction and relationship will be from bisexuals.

I am uncertain of the cause behind it, but there are also real relational complications statistically from bisexual relationships. The data I've seen is not clear whether that is in opposite-sex or same-sex relationships, however (except for bisexual women in opposite-sex relationships). Gay men with other gay men have the lowest domestic violence rates, but bisexual couples have the second highest (behind lesbians). It's hard to say as most studies report results by grouping in gay/bisexual together, and without distinguishing them, or only focusing on bisexual women without evaluating reports from bisexual men. This may intersect with transgenders as well, and perhaps everything stems from the same problem. What that problem is, however, is very difficult to determine when researchers continue to use improper and unclear methods or arbitrary groupings that obscure possible correlations.

Punch gay men if they reject you by artetolife in LGBDropTheT

[–]ABlueSkilttle 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It really depends on the state. Just be aware of your state and local laws. Most states I know of, and ones I live in, have some kind of force restraint requirement where if prosecution can prove you used more force than necessary you can be prosecuted for a crime. This means, for example, obviously no curb stomping or kicking someone who is down. Definitely never generally trust to some sense of what's right in your state, that ships way too many people up shit creek.

Personally, I've never been a fighter. I like to talk. Fists are for morons and bullies (who are morons). So even if I had to, I don't think I could conceivably cross that force-restraint limit anyway. I don't want to break somebody's bones, I just won't sit there like a jackass while I get my head bikelocked.

Punch gay men if they reject you by artetolife in LGBDropTheT

[–]ABlueSkilttle 14 insightful - 1 fun14 insightful - 0 fun15 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Exactly. Especially with the risk of weapons being involved, like knives. It isn't like the movies with fancy choreography. It's probably the single worst thing you can ever be put in. Personally, I don't want to fight anybody. I can use my words like an adult.

Mother, adult son charged with incest after his wife catches them having sex by Nemacolin in news

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Because prosecutors get off on adding another checkmark on their wall of ruined lives. They're despicable scum. If it were a choice between the prosecutor and an adult consenting incest couple that isn't having children, I'd side with the incest couple.

Mother, adult son charged with incest after his wife catches them having sex by Nemacolin in news

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No. Her sons wife caught them and called the police.

Google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from Google Play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. by happysmash27 in Internet

[–]ABlueSkilttle 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I love how companies like Google benefit from just being hosts for content, and then don't extend that same courtesy to services through google that just host content. Congress really needs to fucking put some big goddamn contingencies on that. Namely, grandfathering. If a company claims to simply be a host, and therefore not liable, it should not be allowed to prune its content either.

Punch gay men if they reject you by artetolife in LGBDropTheT

[–]ABlueSkilttle 29 insightful - 13 fun29 insightful - 12 fun30 insightful - 13 fun -  (0 children)

Punch gay men if they reject you

With how many gay men regularly visit the gym, myself included, you go right ahead and fucking try it cupcake.

Man serving life for murder cleared after 37 years thanks to DNA (Florida) by Nemacolin in news

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Imagine how many people are rotting in jails or prisons on the basis of pseudoscience and miscarriages of "justice". On the basis of how they speak, how they look, how tall they are, how attractive they are. More attractive people get lighter sentences and innocent declarations than less attractive ones, for example. Our entire court system is one gigantic joke, "fire science" is not science, "bite mark" analysis is just guessing, it's all horseshit built to advantage prosecutors and police to secure convictions using lies.

On top of all this, we have the death penalty. When the innocence project was funding DNA testing, of those they tested, some 30-40% of the tests resulted in a reversal. We don't even do mandatory DNA testing, "too expensive". Of course the innocence project carefully selected who to test on the basis of the case details, but those high numbers either way indicate our justice system is involved in anything but justice. Then you have the plea bargain abuses on top of that. It's a travesty, from top to bottom.

Rising costs, dwindling recruit numbers, increasing demands may bring back the U.S. military draft by Sw0rdofDam0cles in WarWatch

[–]ABlueSkilttle 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Awww, I'm so sorry for you. You might actually not be able to justify your grossly overinflated budgets to police the world. We might actually start forcing our "allies" to pay for their own weight and build up militaries of their own, instead of using ours while decrying how "horrible" we are. What a horrible thing. We might actually have to phase out spending American lives to benefit "allies" that spit on our faces.

Hurricane Laura brings down Confederate monument a Southern town recently voted to keep in place by Nemacolin in news

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

.... And?

Anyone else get a bad vibe from how everyone on Twitter uses gifs to react to stuff? by [deleted] in whatever

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's a dismissal. If it were in words, it would still be a dismissal. Text is literally as impersonal as it gets. You have strange hangups about this. My advice? Stop using fucking Twitter.

Anyone else get a bad vibe from how everyone on Twitter uses gifs to react to stuff? by [deleted] in whatever

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ah, I see. Sadly us mere mortals have to suffice with things like "reason" and "evidence" to come to our conclusions.

How dare you turn down her strapon? It's literally the same thing as a real dick, bigot! by artetolife in LGBDropTheT

[–]ABlueSkilttle 15 insightful - 1 fun15 insightful - 0 fun16 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Hypocrisy is probably the worst epidemic mankind suffers.

This Is Your Brain On Capitalism by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism

[–]ABlueSkilttle 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Uhhh, what? Did you even think about this for a second? Of course you are allowed to defend yourself and your property. This is a false equivalence. At no point does destroying property in reprisal of a death matter in relation to that death, but defending yourself and property DOES deter infringement on it.

How dare you turn down her strapon? It's literally the same thing as a real dick, bigot! by artetolife in LGBDropTheT

[–]ABlueSkilttle 17 insightful - 2 fun17 insightful - 1 fun18 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Boy there's a lot going on here. For all that talk about "objectification", there sure is a very strong undercurrent of objectifying men into equivalence with inanimate objects. Guess it doesn't matter because it's a man, right? Men and women are not interchangeable, least of all to inanimate parts. If they were, sexuality wouldn't be a thing, and anyone would happily mate with anyone else.

Anyone else get a bad vibe from how everyone on Twitter uses gifs to react to stuff? by [deleted] in whatever

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think you've just surrendered. Instead of being able to defend your idea by explaining why the analogy might not be apt, you've chosen to attack my character instead. My analogy still stands, it's no different from selecting a prior existing word. Also, my argument that it's better than using words still stands.

Anyone else get a bad vibe from how everyone on Twitter uses gifs to react to stuff? by [deleted] in whatever

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Except it is your own expression. You are the one selecting what format that expression takes from a whole internet and possible ranges of expression. It is no different from claiming that, because a word already exists, using it means it isn't YOUR word. The two here are synonymous, and I believe your complaint is irrational by that same analogy.

Anyone else get a bad vibe from how everyone on Twitter uses gifs to react to stuff? by [deleted] in whatever

[–]ABlueSkilttle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

...How? A picture is worth a thousand words. More, actually. We often lack the words, however expressive, to concisely convey emotion or information. Meanwhile our ability to interpret visual cues is a hundred million years ahead of our ability to process writing. It is entirely natural, and stands to reason, people would augment expressiveness with pictures given the opportunity.

Contrary to your claim, this is expressing MORE than people ordinarily do online. Not less.