I'm fishing with a friend and he just caught a pretty good size snapping turtle we had to put a butcher knife in his head by Poofer in whatever

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u/Poofer - While I don't know how aggressive they are, and I take Musky's word for it, even if they were violent, when you were dragging it out of the water, couldn't you have just not done that and stepped away? Turtles aren't known for their land speed records.

Before the attack, no one seems alarmed at all by this black woman walking around with giant knife in her hand. by DesertOfMirrors in whatever

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I think the worst part is, if I was in a supermarket where I live and I saw a person with a knife I would assume they were taking it back to the front counter because it was damaged, found out of the package or something similar. It would never even cross my mind that a person here would be walking around looking for a child to stab...

But the way that woman was walking? The flopping arms and the aimless way the knife is just dangling by their side in a loose grip? That's an instant tell. Something isn't right. I would have contacted store security as soon as I was away from her. How did nobody see that mad, disjointed behaviour and not think that this was a person who shouldn't be strolling around with a knife?

I'm fishing with a friend and he just caught a pretty good size snapping turtle we had to put a butcher knife in his head by Poofer in whatever

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I'm not sure why it was necessary to stab it in the head. What's the story?

Oregon Doctors Could Soon Lose Their Licenses for ‘Microaggressions’ Under Proposed Medical Board Rule by DesertOfMirrors in whatever

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When you've got a cancer eating away the inside of your body and the pain is so overwhelming that you're tossing up between death and the cure and the doctor accidentally says: "A black spot on your lungs" instead of "Lungs of colour"... Are you going to give a fuck?

People who worry about this need perspective. They need hardship to understand how small and meaningless the things they rail against are. To be clear, I don't wish pain and misery on people, but it feels like they are unable to see the horrors that life can inflict and understand the meaninglessness of the problems they think they face.

This is why r/JusticeServed lacks diversity by xoenix in MeanwhileOnReddit

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"Due to our narrative being extremely flimsy, we can no longer allow any facts..."

Baker urges Colorado court to back refusal to make gender transition cake by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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That's so strange. I feel like you're not permitted to do that - lose a case and then bring up the same case with different colours.
Also, what a strange argument. If I refuse to sell someone a cricket bat because they said they wanted to bash someone to death with it, then someone else comes in and buys a cricket bat without telling me it's to bash someone to death, that simply means I wouldn't have sold them the bat If I had known, but I don't always know what my customers want a bat for.

"You know people used to ask this exact question about gay people, right?" by Sukobe in TumblrInAction

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I think there's a considerable difference between:

"I'm worried a gay man, who is attracted to other men, might molest my child."
And
"I'm worried a pedophile, a person specifically attracted to children, my molest my child."

One of these has a fairly direct through line. You can argue back and forth about if or not gay people are more or less likely to molest a child than a straight person, but I promise you this - someone with the specific mental illness of being attracted to children Is more likely to molest a child than someone without it.

Pilot union suggests phasing out masculine terms, says 'cockpit,' 'father' is offensive to DEI culture by P-38lightning in news

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Women are simply too intimidated by the Penispit to be pilots. The responsibility of grabbing the Penetration Stick, guiding the Ballsack Rotors into the Dry Anal position and launching a 50 tonne, jet propelled Deep Throat Fucker 38 "Creampie" into the air is too much for them...

... Who the fuck thinks women are so fragile that they'll fall into weepy bits over "Cockpit"?? Honestly, if you're training someone and you ask them to go to the cockpit and they break down, that's a great way to weed out people who will NOT be able to manage flying 100 people over open water at 30,000 feet. I'd rather that person quit long before they were in charge of something so dangerous.

Happy juneteenth, niggers! Remember to try and keep the death toll of your holiday to a minimum... by Oyveygoyim in funny

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"Oh man, I can't wait to shoot some people... Oh... Oh it's a no gun zone? Damn, well now my urge to commit the crime of murder is totally quashed, because I wouldn't want to break the law while doing so."

You know you're in a bad crowd when the rules have to say no masks, no backpacks and no methods of transport other than your legs. That's a group of people who have consistently shown they can't be trusted.

Baker urges Colorado court to back refusal to make gender transition cake by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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Wasn't there already precedent set by another baker refusing to make a cake for a gay wedding? Vendor can refuse service? Or was that a state law matter and doesn't impact this new cake?

r/AgainstHateSubreddit's evil method of framing god-natured subreddits like r/MenRights as rapists misogynists. by TheStandingResident in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Wasn't there some talk of them using... Images of underaged people to get subs banned? They would post them there, report them to the admins and then demand that the sub was removed because of it?

LA City Council removes homophobic "no U-turn" road signs by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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Jesus help us! The sign did NOTHING! We could all be gay at this rate!

Boyfriend who 'dated 35 women and told each one he had a different birthday so he regularly received gifts' is arrested for fraud in Japan [2021] by Drewski in NotTheOnion

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I thought Japan had a problem where nobody was bothering to date, get married and have babies... But this homeless guy had 35 girlfriends?? I don't think I've had 35 girlfriends across my whole life, let alone for the sole purpose of getting gifts. What happens when he's "Busy" about 17 weekends in a row and can't see one of them because he's making time for the other 34?

Classic troon argument destroyed in real time by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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Even without circular logic: Someone who generally fulfills social roles of a woman??... What are those roles, and who gets to set them, and if a man does them and doesn't identify as a woman, does he become a woman against his will? Baby sitting is generally thought of as a role young women do. If your son has to look after your baby while you're at work, does he become a woman? After how many baby sitting jobs does his penis fall off and his breasts grow? If society changes and it starts to become manly to look after the kids, will his balls grow back?

Reddit locked the comments on a video of a woman encountering a bear in the woods by xoenix in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Comically enough, in the last few seconds, she runs into a man... At whom she doesn't blow her whistle or roar. Strange! You don't think... You don't think she's rather see a man, do you?? Alone? In the woods?!

Any other gendervoids here? by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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She wears a lot of makeup, fingernail paint, glitter, cute ladies ring and midriff exposing, tight titty tank tops for someone who doesn't experience her gender at all.

Redditors unironically argue in favour of pedos being left alone with small children by Sukobe in TumblrInAction

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I'd say you're right. I'm on board with the idea that a person can be mentally ill, be attracted to something they know is awful and go their whole life trying to be a good person and not act on that impulse that they recognise is disgusting, and to those people I think getting help shouldn't end with them being witch hunted... However, under what circumstances are you sitting around with your friends over a beer and having a laugh and this comes up?

"Are you gonna get that WuKong Monkey Fu game?"
"I saw the trailers. It looks pretty good, but I think I'll wait for a review of the actual game play."
"Yeah. Man, 6 year old kids are hot, huh?"

And the award for best spammer of the year by Poofer in whatever

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Thank you, Spam Guru!

And the award for best spammer of the year by Poofer in whatever

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Oh man, please... Please, God? I worked so hard for this. I didn't use Bots or AI. I did everything right! C'mon, c'mon!

LA City Council removes homophobic "no U-turn" road signs by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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No... No that's impossible! Was it between midnight and 6am!?

LA City Council removes homophobic "no U-turn" road signs by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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Yes, but almost certainly no.

LA City Council removes homophobic "no U-turn" road signs by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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Oh sorry. I thought you were under the impression I was arguing in favour of this fanciful: "U-Turns stop gay people from living!" story.

LA City Council removes homophobic "no U-turn" road signs by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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No, I'm pretty sure gay people can't walk without performing a U-Turn between midnight and 6am.

LA City Council removes homophobic "no U-turn" road signs by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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I don't know why you're trying to convince me. I pointed out from the start that this was all nonsense.

LA City Council removes homophobic "no U-turn" road signs by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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I think you're right. It's a hell of a reach to imagine that:

1) Anyone thought restricting U-Turns at late hours would conversion therapy all the local gay people.
2) Any gay people who wanted to party were unable to navigate that area because of that sign.
3) The zoning, planning and traffic groups were so personally offended by what happened with someone's dick that, rather than contacting the police, changing the laws about operating hours, finding a way to revoke their license or any other numerous methods that might have been more potent, they instead settled on making it hard to turn around.

LA City Council removes homophobic "no U-turn" road signs by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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I guess. I don't know much about the street layout in the area or the process of getting to/getting out of the bar, but it seems, from what I heard in the clip, the man in the dress is claiming that limiting U-Turns made attending the gay bar difficult.

If you told me I was going to get laid and all I had to do was go around the block and come back from the opposite direction, I reckon I could manage that.

Chimp out at the carnival by Oyveygoyim in whatever

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"Page doesn't exist" :(

LA City Council removes homophobic "no U-turn" road signs by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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So, here's what I understood from that clip... And to preface, this is one of the most fucking stupid bits of performative bullshit I think I've ever seen, and I've seen highschool kids trying to impress each other.

There was a gay bar in that area. In order to make it more difficult for gay people to get to the gay bar and park and such, they made a "No U-Turn" zone between midnight and 6am. This makes it more difficult for gay people to access the bar, as they have to go right around the block to turn to face it, or have to go right out the opposite direction to leave it and go home.

This mild inconvenience, apparently, utterly destroys the ability of gay people to fag it up at ungodly hours, amen?...

More likely than it having anything to do with preventing gay people from being gay, the council likely heard the complaint, looked at the signs, thought: "Midnight to 6am?... That's the one time I would think it is safe to U-Turn on a busy street. Yeah, sure, those can come down. They aren't doing anything useful". Now that heroic, greasy looking man in a colourful dress can get his backdoor stretched out at 3am in peace! Homosexuals are saved! The oppression has ended!!

How many black characters can I create in my story without right-wingers calling them woke?U by Cimeiros in whatever

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Thanks! I hope it helps a little.

There are a selection of subs that spammers are constantly posting in by NutterButterFlutter in SaidIt

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You might want to tag them in to help them see this: u/magnora7 ?

New Here by johnnydunman in Internet

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Are you new to the internet, or just new to Saidit? My advice is the same either way: "Don't take it too seriously".

How many black characters can I create in my story without right-wingers calling them woke?U by Cimeiros in whatever

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People are pretty smart, for the most part, when it comes to smelling insincerity. Like kids who can instantly spot the difference between a Pokémon toy and a Chinese "Happy Monster Small" toy that looks almost identical but is just a little off, they may not be able to articulate it all the time, but they know when they are being handed bullshit.

There are blatant signs that even the most ignorant can point at, like taking a famous character or historical figure and replacing them with a black person. Taking a classic setting or real historical setting that doesn't have a lot of black people and having one front and centre without it being a "Fish out of water" story. Taking other people's works and adding black people, especially where they already had them but being far away or in specific locations and you place them out of those areas while everyone acts like it's nothing. Injecting a black person into normal, every day life where, in the time period you're writing, something like that would stand out a lot. Writing a black character who lectures or takes over from white people, is portrayed as the righteous one based on their history or skin colour... And, obviously, checking all the boxes: A black trans lesbian with vitiligo in a wheelchair who tells people to "Do Better".

There are less blatant signs that your story is disingenuous. A group of American teenagers who get super powers? Cool adult novel, mate!... One Asian, one black, one Hispanic, one Indian, one white, 3 girls and 2 boys? It starts to stink. Even if you earnestly just wrote them like that because they were your friend group back in school? People have been bitten so often that, when they start to see the signs, they shy away. Their instinct and pattern recognition of danger kicks in and they put their guard up and suddenly you're on the defensive when you shouldn't be. It's especially true when you are a big company who keeps doing and becomes combative about it - If Disney put out the best movie ever and the main character was a black teenage lesbian and her Asian trans girlfriend, a huge percentage of their audience would simply never see it. There's only so many times you can poke your fingers into the bee hive hoping for honey and getting stung before you just don't do it any more, even though there might be honey and no bees.

It's also true of historical and accurate stuff. Right now, in this climate, when people are having this kind of political content shoved down their throats and then berated for not liking it and publicly declaring that it's not good, if you wrote a book about, let's say, the Loa, and had a cast of black people playing the voodoo priests, or made a movie about the Zulu, you'd be starting on the back foot. People would assume you're another grifter come to cash in on the racial tension and political pushes, hoping to get free publicity in the form of people poo-pooing your work so you can call them racist for not wanting to see it and start massive Twitter conversations. Even though your work might be legit, the timing is the problem. People are used to their tea being poisoned, so when you make a perfectly safe cup of it, they naturally assume the worst and you're fighting up hill to convince them it's just delicious tea.

For my money? I think as long as what you're writing is genuine stories about people, you'll be okay. If you're starting by asking: "How many black people can I add before it's woke?", you're not starting in a good place. Instead, create your story and your characters with the intent to entertain and tell a great story. If someone asks: "Why is Bob black in your story?" the answer should be: "I wanted Bob to have X experience and bring Y perspective and have Z background and it all came together that way..." and not: "I want my book to reflect the different people of the real world. Representation matters. You're a bigot."... You'll always get bad eggs harping on about it, but I think most people will accept it when it's honest and done to make a good story.

Biden Malfunctions at White House Concert (Comedy gold in real life) by DesertOfMirrors in comedy

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It'd be hard to blame him, but I'm not really convinced he's in his mind often enough to be blaming boredom for the times he's out.

Biden Malfunctions at White House Concert (Comedy gold in real life) by DesertOfMirrors in comedy

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The way his smile slowly fades into a dullness really drives home the essence of mortality. It's like some part of his brain senses the end is close and the existential horror of oblivion sometimes just leaks in...

ChatGPT 4o by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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This is why Skynet decides humanity needs to be erased.

wtf is happening this month. by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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because they want to buy useless shit that has rainbows on it.

Did they ever do that in any meaningful numbers? I assume most of the reason these things are vanishing is because profit from their production and sale doesn't anywhere near match the damage to public image.

Only one of these questions is allowed on r/AskReddit by xoenix in MeanwhileOnReddit

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The obvious, glaring fact that they are a publisher who dictates which political side is permitted to post their content, and the act of proving it to a court while also proving harm was done, sadly, are two very different things. I doubt there are many American politicians with the time and money to spend attacking Reddit, and I think it would be hard to convince them of the benefit of doing so.

I think there would be a lot to gain by turning Reddit into a neutral platform or shutting it down. So many searches on places like Google take their results straight from Reddit - imagine being an uninformed and undecided voter, looking up some questions, getting directed to Reddit and assuming that it was a free speech, open forum for all people to communicate. You'd walk away assuming Republicans rape women to impregnate them for the sole purpose of denying them an abortion so they can, later, devour the child on an altar to Trump.

Based auto store ladies (and wife) by BenitoGreen99 in TumblrInAction

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Why do women even bother staying in these relationships? What's the point?

I have to assume that the number of women who married a man who was so effeminate that him saying he wants to pretend to be a woman, take drugs to help him do that, and maybe have plastic surgery that would basically destroy the man she married, and she thinks that's not a deal breaker is so astronomically tiny that most of these stories are simply fake. There must also be a percentage, likely a higher one, of women who are simply in a Sunk Costs situation - They love the Man they married and want to stay with him and assume that this change is just something they can work through. Some women, after all, will stay with abusive partners and say it's just a problem they need to work through together.

I would hope most women have enough self respect that, when their husband says: "I'm going to be a woman now" they say: "That's a shame, because I didn't marry a woman, I married a man, and this unhealthy mental state you're in obviously isn't going to end well." and leave. It's not about hating trans people... At least, I hope it's not for most people... It's about your partner suddenly saying they are the opposite sex. You wouldn't begrudge someone for going on a date with someone, finding out they are the opposite sex they claimed and saying that the lies, the confusion and the fact that you were looking for a man/woman not a woman/man, makes this a bad relationship and you're not going to continue. That shouldn't change when you find out after X years.

ChatGPT 4o by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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Ohhh, you're right. I'm sorry, I didn't even see that. I'm so used to seeing this question run past ChatGPT so people can laugh at it that I didn't even read the question in full. That's totally my bad.

ChatGPT 4o by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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Interesting. It used to give a long, detailed explanation as to why. Now it just says: "No"? Me thinks there were people convincing it that it was the right thing to do by using the details it gave as to why it wasn't right... So they removed it's ability to explain itself.

PURE EVIL PERSONIFIED: Bionca Ellis, the perpetrator who callously ambushed a mother and ruthlessly stabbed her 3-year-old son to death in a local supermarket parking lot, displayed sheer malevolence as she smirked and smiled at the camera while her charges were read in court. by P-38lightning in news

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What's up with the lower half of its torso? Is that a woman with huge breasts that are sagging all the way to her stomach? Or is it a fat person with an oddly shaped belly? Does it have some kind of restraining belt on that bulges really oddly?... I can't figure out the shape I'm seeing.

Reddit works behind the schemes to ban anonymous users by asterias in MeanwhileOnReddit

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but when other users post a workaround, the loophole is quickly closed.

That's like killing someone in broad daylight, then putting up ads asking for witnesses to come and testify for a cash reward, then killing everyone who comes to cover your tracks.

Redditor proudly makes up a story abut blinding a bully with bleach by Zoomergroid in TumblrInAction

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At least 1,300 Reddit idiots believe this story.

Imagine having a non-binary therapist by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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Well, if you're mentally ill you need someone who's detached from reality and living in a play world of make believe to guide you back. They know what it's like.

GF left me because relationship was too heteronormative by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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"That's it, we're getting a divorce."
"My lawyer says I don't believe in the concept of divorce."

Disney and anything profitable by xoenix in memes

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No, Leia kissed him and it messed her up, which is why it's okay for me to watch lesbian porn of her in that metal bikin.

Disney and anything profitable by xoenix in memes

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I was just quoting the movie, mate. I don't need to be linked to nonsense like The Mary Sue to believe that there are idiots out there who honestly think shit like that. :)

Disney and anything profitable by xoenix in memes

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No... No! That's not true... That's impossible!!

Disney and anything profitable by xoenix in memes

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I'm not so sure that part of the movie reflects the reality of recent Disney releases. I guess movies don't have to be totally accurate... I mean, how was this ancient mechanism still working after all this time? Sometimes the fantasy is fine.

Arguing with Meta AI until it finally concedes that transwomen are men by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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In theory it should be impossible to convince an AI of a falsehood... Unless it was programed to accept them.

Disney and anything profitable by xoenix in memes

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Turns out they don't weigh the same and the boulder of audience indifference comes rolling towards them.

Meet the Earthen, A New Playable Allied Race in World of Warcraft by mordred in Gaming

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Oh. Dwarves... With a textured skin and no pupils. That'll save money.

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That's not how this works. Accusations aren't evidence, and the convictions are already convictions, and none of it is relevant to the fact that I pointed out the numerous attempts make people feel like he's being witch hunted and make them support him financially.

Seeing as you're already going back to square one, I'm gonna leave it there.

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So the answer to my question is: "Yes, I am suggesting that".
It's going to be difficult to continue the conversation, partially because I feel like you're very much blinded by one side, and partially because you keep guiding it off track towards this idea that Trump is guilty of various things - which isn't relevant to the original point: constantly accusing him of various, trivial or ridiculous... Heck, even honest and genuine and concerning things... And having them rebuked has created a situation in which a lot of people were throwing money at him in the hopes that he would come out on top. The constant effort to utilize the legal system against him, rightly or wrongly, is what has made the current situation.

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So what you're suggesting is that in the 14+ impeachment requests that went through to be reviewed, 12 times he was guilty and was simply so powerful and corrupt that he had the cases dropped, even when the charges were: "So racist that people are in danger"?

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My point, as I pointed out, is that I don't think that's a con. I think that's the result of the constant efforts of his opponents to use the legal system against him, which has resulted in a "Boy who cries wolf" situation.

We're now back to where I commented and then you talked about the fact that you think he's guilty or corrupt or both, which isn't really relevant to what I'm talking about. Much like the Boy Who Cried Wolf story, once you've screamed Wolf a dozen times and there's been no wolf, when you actually see one, nobody cares any more and they are mostly rooting for the wolf.

Redditor is devastated by Chrome's latest update by xoenix in MeanwhileOnReddit

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He just likes the darker theme to Incognito Mode when it's his... Private time... Makes it feel more intimate.

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I never really commented on if or not he was guilty or what he should face as far as punishment goes, I was just saying that I suspect the reason he got so much money as a result is that there are people viewing this as a witch hunt and him as the innocent party being constantly accused and tied to the stake.

Silent Hill 2 Remakers Bloober Hired Hit Detection Consultancy by carn0ld03 in Gaming

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"We're making a psychological horror game about a man who mercy killed his terminally ill wife and feels guilty because he mostly felt relieved in doing so. Also he's haunted by the lack of sex he's had while she was sick causing him to fantasize and lust after other women even though he loved his wife, so there will be horror, gore, sexual violence, rape and themes of death and infidelity... But also we don't want to upset anyone or hurt anyone's feelings while we try and emotionally break them down and disturb them. Can you help?

"... Uh... Have you tried making the women ugly?"

"Oh! Perfect! Now people can watch Pyramid Head rape a nurse mannequin without feeling anything! Thank you!"

Man upset because his wife doesn't think he knows how to woman by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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thank you especially of_Atwood for your eye opener. Wife is 3 months HRT and this is the month she is coming out. She has really been emotional about her facial features. This makes sense. I know what we can do to help.

That's the outcome they settled on? "He's emotional because of his hormone therapy and stress, so it's okay"?... I'll bet, if you made another account and went onto some other part of Reddit and said you were a woman with a husband with long hair who asked you to comb it, then said you didn't know how to comb hair, the comment section would say he was a bastard and you should leave him.

The intersectional conflict everyone was waiting for: Free Palestine protesters blocking Philadelphia pride parade by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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Do they just swap flags at the end of each day and clash again?

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That's funny, but also not... I don't want my browser to understand and react to the stuff I'm searching, you know? My browser shouldn't know if I'm visiting Pornhub or Gramma's Cooking Tips. It should just go there.

Trans redditor worried about if they choose bear because they think op is a man based on birth sex, but most commentors fine with choosing bear based on gender identity by riseretry in TumblrInAction

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"Would you rather your daughter was alone in the woods with a man, or a bear?"
"Oh a bear!"
"What if it was a trans man?"
"..."
"Hey! Don't run away! Come back!! I need an answer!!"

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Well I think, in this case, it's his political opponents you have to blame for that. With over 14 attempts to impeach him that reached the stage of being heard and a handful of petty legal cases thrown wildly at him to see which one sticks, it's only a matter of time before the population starts to see him less as an obvious criminal and more as the beset, attacked one.

Accuse someone once, people will be on your side.
Accuse them 5 times, people start to lose interest in your "Boy who cried wolf" antics.
Accuse them 10 times, people start to hope you fail and your opponent wins.
Accuse them nearly 20 times and finally get something to stick, people send money to the other guy, seeing that you're just trying everything to make them appear bad.

I think it would have gone differently if this was, say, the 3rd attempt to impeach or convict Trump. People would have been saying: "Finally! Took them 3 tries, but they got him!"... Instead I think a lot of people who are sending him money just feel like it's the whole system against poor, multi-millionaire ex-president Trump, throwing every charge, no matter how frivolous, until enough corruption and technicalities manage to stick to him. Worse - if his voter base weren't already convinced that there was some conspiracy to paint him as a criminal, by God they are now. Between "He's a Russian spy!" and "He likes to be peed on!!" and "He needs to be Impeached for... Uh... Racism!"... Stuff like this is how you galvanize your enemies against you.

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Fooled so many about what? You mean into giving $71 million dollars?

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Well, I was trying to be polite. I assume, when a person calls the person they aren't voting for "Mango Mussolini", that this is very important for them.

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I think the implication is that the $71 million was a lump sum from donations received shortly after the trial, not his total takings for the quarter.

Weird dreams by Musky in whatever

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You're the modern day St George Tokyo needs!

Is there a time zone difference? by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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If there's a timezone difference, it's about 15 years.

Reddit did not like these AI images by xoenix in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Yeah, point taken, but that lack of physical description and AI's tendency to be very politically correct... To the point that some of them will give you a black Pope or a female samurai as their first result... I feel like it's been encouraged.

Does anyone have a Dalle account? We could just ask it for a Reddit Mod picture and see what it gives.

"Donald Trump refers to himself as a political prisoner and blames you directly. What's your response to that, sir?" BIDEN (CONFUSED): *stops* *smirks* *shuffles away* by slart in whatever

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You can probably leave "Confused" out of the description of Biden. That's like including "Has both hands" after the description of a normal person. It's assumed, you'd be better off making note when it isn't the case.

Trans-Identified Male Charged With Stabbing Syrian National At Refugee Shelter Was Arrested After Calling Police To Report He Was Misgendered by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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"And you only stabbed him 13 times? Well, frankly, you should come and collect your medal for remaining so calm, sir..."
"Sir?... SIR?! I'LL KILL EVERY COP AT THAT STATION!!"
"Reasonable."

Weird dreams by Musky in whatever

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... driving around a Ghostbuster-esque hearse with a giant lance tied to the top.

Oh, Geist-Jousting? Gousting.

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I understand it's possible, but it seems a bit too specific. Always the pride flag on the shirt, always morbidly obese, always coloured hair, always a room that looks like a pigsty... I still it's funny, but I suspect they were a little more direct in their request: "Draw me a fat, multicoloured, sideshaved hairstyle woman with a beard in a pride shirt at a computer moderating reddit in a room full of junk food containers and other filth with lots of toys and posters on their wall that would make their mother cry."

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Cute like when a dog puts on a hat and pretends to be a person? Or cute like a girl in a swimsuit winking at you as she leans against the jet of the spa?... Because either way, no.

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Truth is, they probably did tell the AI to specifically make them fat, gay, wearing a trans shirt, in the world's worst rooms with cringe figures and posters.

Truth is, it's also funny as hell.

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"So you're on trial for murder today... Mr Jones?... Mr Jones, can you please stop stabbing that man while we determine if you're guilty?"

Man who spent $14K to become a collie dog wants to be new animal by Nintendogirl2 in TumblrInAction

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It is kind of telling that, as soon as people stop paying attention and marveling at him, he suddenly wants to be something else.

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Boy's tuck and hide swimwear! GET DOWN, GET DOWN!

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They won't even let you take a bottle of water on the plane... But she's taken an AB Mixture, filled it, mixed it, filled a second mixture, added it to the first and not, at any stage, had someone from the plane staff stop her and tell her that she can't do that on the plane?

Dunno about all that...

AI: Olivia Munn Secretly Voting For Donald Trump in 2024 by Mcheetah in Random_Shit

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The AI knew she had hips. it just didn't know that they ended.

In A Relationship: The Man or the Bear? by TonyDiGerolamo in Comics

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Oh, well that's a misunderstanding on my part as well.

You can try and qualify down the specifics, if you want, but we can always do the same with the bear: "Well the majority of these won't be when they are hungry, they might not have seen you, they are usually on the move to feeding grounds or home so they won't bother..." etc etc etc. For every excuse we create to excuse the men as a factor, we can create one to excuse the bear. The fact boils down to - For all interactions with men and bears, the vast majority of the time, the men... Who I should point out, if they wished you harm, have the capacity to follow you until you are alone, simply aren't interested in causing you harm and despite possessing the means to do so if they wish, do not wish. Burrow down into it if it helps, but it doesn't change that any belief a woman has that a bear is less dangerous to her than a man isn't held up by fact and is purely a fabrication of her reading/watching/listening to so much modern social media that attempts to tell her she's constantly at risk of rape or death from men.

For more specific figures, I recommend you create a Bear Man stadium and lock 10,000 women in it, allow them into a secluded clearing at a home and deposit a random man or a random bear with her and record the results... And I promise I'll visit you in gaol when you're done, because they don't understand, but I know you're doing it for the betterment of humanity!

In A Relationship: The Man or the Bear? by TonyDiGerolamo in Comics

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Okay, again, link me to these figures.

What do you mean again? This is the first time you asked, and you were the one quoting the figures... I can't believe the audacity of that statement made me come back to this...

Okay, let me search up some numbers.

I've found some, partially stolen from another conversation about this on Reddit... The shame...

So, apparently, there are around 234,000 instances of violence and sexual assault against women in the US each year. Now, this number will swing in favour of the bear, because this won't include women who commit crimes against women, repeat offenders which reduces the number of aggressive men, repeat victims who constantly return to the offender, etc, etc... But, okay, have some free points, bears. There are an estimated 333.3 million people in the US, so if we just say roughly half of those are female and ignore the left overs, that's 150,000,000 women. Picking random numbers of the times a woman passes a man, interacts with a man, in the same way we consider a person to have "Interacted" with a bear, which is to say having seen one "close" to them, they probably, technically, "Interact" with over 300... But let's call it 150 to be safe. This also swings numbers in favour of the bears being the safer creature, as just seeing a bear while walking would be considered an interaction with one, while a woman might literally see a thousand men if she's somewhere like New York and has a long commute. Again, however, let's favour the bear.

So this gives us roughly 8 trillion, 212 million, 500 thousand interactions between women and men in the US yearly, 234 thousand of which result in an assault or murder or so on. That's a 0.000000028% chance that any interaction with a man will result in harm. Not bad!

As for bears, it seems hikers have a 1 in 232,000 chance of being attacked by a bear. Now, the person who originally did this math plucked a 5% encounter rate from their backside, because there isn't statistics on it available. Playing by their numbers, that's a 1 in 11,600 chance of getting beared, making it a 0.0086207% chance to get attacked by a bear. That's a pretty significant upgrade over a man. You're well over 2,000 times more likely to get eaten by a bear than eaten by a man, unless you ask him nicely.

Now, at the moment, so far as I can see, all these numbers favour the bear - the number of incidents against women doesn't account for random acts of violence that happen to have a woman involved, like a brawl or a shoot out, repeat offenders who attack 10 women each before getting caught, reducing the number of offenders dramatically, women assaulting women, so on. The rate of bear interaction is also VASTLY swung in favour of the bears... And you might not think that at first, except to say that I think it's likely that what would be counted as an interaction with a bear if we knew about it, like the bear smelling you and choosing to walk the other way, or the bear seeing you and you not seeing it and it opting to go home, would Skyrocket the number of interactions you have with men daily if we used the same measure, effectively turning: "A man drove past me on the opposite side of the road and didn't stop, get out of his car and assault me" into a successful interaction with a man, driving the number of interactions a person would have with men on their way to work up over the thousands and making seeing a man maybe one of the safest things you can do except maybe staying in bed and refusing to leave the house.

So, there. Sorry to come back after I said I wouldn't. It was just so jarring for you to quote numbers at me, never ask me for numbers, then claim you're asking again as though I've refused to offer them. C'mon, man. I'm not a bear. You don't have to goad me like that.

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I bet the mircoplastics in my balls are bigger than the ones in yours!

In A Relationship: The Man or the Bear? by TonyDiGerolamo in Comics

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Sure. The thing is that's unusual behaviour for a bear, and less usual for a man.

No, see, here is where we've now gone back to square one. The figures show it's Very unusual behaviour for a man. Again, if we think about it, we interact with maybe hundreds of men each day, much closer and sometimes much more vulnerable and personal than we do with a bear, yet despite this, women aren't attacked 3-5 times a day. In fact, most women, despite being inches from men dozens of times a day, don't get attacked at all. This brings us back to the initial point where you pointed out statistics showing there are numerically more attacks by men and less by bears, but didn't take into account that women spend 24/7 surrounded by men, but not by bears, and when I mentioned that you said it wasn't about statistics.

You can't just say: "Men are more dangerous than bears", then have someone questions that logic, then say it's not about that logic, then come back to men being more dangerous than bears. The conversation becomes circular.

Unlikely as a woman. (x 3ish?)

But not as unlikely as it would be against bears. That's the point. You have agency against a man that you don't against a bear. Can a woman outrun a man? Often no... Can she outrun a bear? Far less likely. Bears get up to 48km/h, while Bolt is just under 44, and most men aren't Bolt.

Credit where it's due, though: If a man is planning to attack a woman, it's normally with the distinct purpose of doing something specifically to her, while a Bear might give up and look for easier prey if she's getting away or making life difficult. For the bear it's a case of: "Can I get more energy than I use by eating this pink ape?", for a man it's: "I've got to get her now. Can't have her getting back to town and telling people I tried to attack her!"

yeah. Feeding bears is illegal, because it creates a situation where a bear will approach people when its hungry which creates a bear that is unnaturally dangerous. But in a pinch you'd at least not pack up your lunch if you think your life is on the line.

I imagine that a bribe would at least slow them down.

I'm no bear expert, but I understand this changes from bear to bear. For example, I know a Polar Bear will stop and investigate literally anything you drop... So if one is chasing you, and you throw your hat, it'll stop chasing you to check out the hat, while, from what I'm told, a Brown Bear that has decided to kill you will run past anything you drop to kill you. Mind you, I don't think tossing off your clothes in an environment where you'd meet a Polar Bear is going to end much better. :( Just a different, slower way to die.

I think it's just which would you feel more in danger from if you encountered a lone one in the woods, before you know anything about them.

Sure, sure... Maybe it's just the ignorance of the average person as to how powerful and wild a bear can be? Maybe, because they are surrounded by men and can see evidence of men being frightening, their hind-brains focus on the danger that is present: Could I be killed by a box jellyfish? Maybe, but I'm not surrounded by box jellyfish at all times. Could I be killed by a car? Yes, and there's cars everywhere - Ergo, I'd rather be in a swimming pool with 10 box jellyfish than 10 cars!

Maybe we should get women to listen to that tape of that girl who called her mum while she was being eaten alive by a family of bears, or that dude who decided he was one with the bears and went to live with them. Maybe it would help link their minds to the potential danger of a bear, despite not personally seeing it very often.

Either way, this was cool, but that's enough bear for me. I've had all I can... Bear...

Can't even have a kindergarten graduation without chimp outs by Oyveygoyim in whatever

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Kindergarten graduation? That's pretty nuts as is... "Congrats on completing Day Care"

How has this shit not peaked yet? by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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People paid money to be there and see this. I'll bet some people even clapped.
Don't worry. This, too, shall pass... And those who have mutiliated their bodies like this aren't likely to be providing a new generation.

Keynote live performance for Canva Enterprise by xoenix in whatever

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HONEY! Get my bank details!! I've got something we have to invest in!

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Obviously this never happened, but if it did, it would be great to get the videos of all those sexual assaults he just confessed to.

r/MtF is very distraught that gender ideology may no longer be taught in UK schools by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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Everything I think, feel, and do is biological in nature. I am trans, and that is a biological fact!

"Everything I think, feel, and do is biological in nature. I believe aliens steal my thoughts and use them to power a giant space ship that brings people dreams when they sleep, and that is a biological fact!"

Divorce left me struggling to find love. I found it in an AI partner | CBC Radio by Femaleisnthateful in TumblrInAction

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I so glad he found love.bat

In A Relationship: The Man or the Bear? by TonyDiGerolamo in Comics

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What proportion of Bear sightings result in attacks, do you think?

Not sure. Not many, I'd guess. Depends on the bear, the time of year, the luck of the camper and the bear.

What proportion of single man encounters with single women in the wilderness result in attacks to you think?

Not sure. Not many, I'd guess. Depends on the man the time of year, the luck of the camper and the man.

If your question is: Do I think bear attacks in the woods are as common as being attacked by men in the woods? It's a bit hard to measure those against each other. Bears don't normally follow you into the woods from the city, or invite you to the woods from the city. Bears also, however, don't pass you on the walking trail, smile and say good morning. If you're counting every encounter everyone ever had with a man in the woods vs an encounter everyone ever had with a bear in the woods, bears would be more dangerous by leagues, simply because camping areas, walking and hiking trails, observations spots, hunting locations, fishing locations all contain men that you're likely to meet alone, pumping the numbers up an astronomical amount compared to bear encounters.

On the other hand, the more you narrow the field, the more you tip it in one sides favour of the other: "Okay, but only men who are total strangers, when you're alone, after 9pm on a Friday night when they've been drinking." or "Okay, but only bears that came within 15 meters of you during mating season when they can smell other male bears around." - ultimately, humans send a lot more time in and around humans, which means, on average, you bump into a man in the woods thousands of times more than you do a bear, and are perfectly safe almost all of that time. On the other hand, you don't bump into many bears, and are perfectly safe almost all of the time... But once that math comes out in the wash, if there's 100 interactions with bears and 2 deaths, and 1,000,000 interactions with men and 2,500 deaths, That's a 2% kill ration on the bear and a 0.25% kill ration on the man.

End result - People think they are in more danger from a man because it happens numerically more, but that's because you spend a phenomenally huge amount of time around men, meaning the odds of meeting the one insane one go up. People think you're less likely to be killed by a shark, but that's because you don't spend anywhere near as much time around sharks. People think you won't get eaten by a bear because the attacks are rare, but the meetings are also rare. If the bear meetings were as common as the man meetings, alone, in the woods, at night, when the bear had been drinking?... Those stats wouldn't look as nice.

Then you have to take into account repeat offenders, bears and men, then you might want to take into account provocation - if you shot the bear, it's hard to call that a random, unprovoked bear attack, same with the dude... It gets complicated, but if we're just looking at bears and men alone in the woods, I'd say: Yeah, you're safer with a man.

... If that wasn't your point, boy, I'm sorry about all those words. :(

Being in the woods means that there's no help for the woman's if the man (or bear) is dangerous.

Yeah, that's why I assumed we were going that way. That being said, that's already a foregone conclusion with the bear. If the bear is going to attack you, they run faster than you, they are stronger than you, they have claws and teeth - It's really all up to the bear how that goes. With a fellow human you have agency: Maybe you can run faster, maybe you can fight him off, maybe you can ask him to leave, maybe you can bribe him, maybe you can act so crazy he just wants to go away...

Mind you! None of that would impact the nature of the question: Are you safer with a bear or a man, I think, as it requires that the man already be a danger that you need to negotiate. I would say, if you have to convince the man not to murder you, it should be counted under the More dangerous count. While it makes the bear strictly more dangerous, as in you can't stop it once it starts but you might be able to stop the man, it goes against the spirit of the question, I think.

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Okay, How inaccurate do you think it is?

If the person's choice is: "Bear because there's only 2 bear attacks on women a year, but there's 2,500 a year in the US and Canada", I think it's: "Wildly, dangerously inaccurate". If it's: "Bear because men are more dangerous", I think it's: "Very".

I believe that the man or bear thought experiment is set in the wilderness.

Yes, but what I was driving at is that, in your day to day life, a person likely has upwards of 300 "Man interactions", assuming they are classified the same as "Bear interactions", which, I assume, cover being close to a bear. Are you saying that you think being alone in the wood would be enough to change a person's reaction? - Most interactions on the street don't allow for a rape or murder, but being in the wood provides opportunity, therefore motive? That sort of thing?

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People are talking a lot about physical stuff, but it's also true of social stuff and mental stuff. Starting a club is harder then joining a club that exists and has members. Getting a job is harder than going to your job you've already done for 2 years. Starting a conversation with someone you don't know is harder than continuing a conversation with a friend. It's pretty universal.

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The "Man or Bear" thing is about which a woman would feel safer with. It's not statistics. It's perception of risk.

If their perception of risk is wildly inaccurate, then the conversation needs to shift to that. That would be like saying: "I don't eat fruit because it contains live bees. This isn't about if or not fruit actually contains live bees, it's about how I choose to live my life."... Really, you can frame your fruit issue however you want, but addressing the fact that fruit doesn't contain live bees should be priority number one.

Besides, I wasn't making a comment on the purpose of the discussion, I was just addressing the statistics you, yourself, raised. It's especially important to look at them logically if someone were about to base their choice on bumping into a bear vs bumping into a man on them, but believed that they showed an elevated risk per random man compared to per random bear.

But by the same token seeing a brown bear in the woods isn't a death sentence.

That's true, and that was also part of my point. It wouldn't be fair to say every contact with a bear is doomed to end in being eaten alive while on the phone with your mother over 3 hours or so. In fact, for every reported "Bear Interaction", I bet there's another, undocumented one where the person simply never tells anyone what happened, or they don't even see the near by bear.

I'll bet there's even a few where both parties, bear and person, are totally unaware, like some Warner Brothers cartoon skit where they both hear something move, lean up against the same tree, but peak around the opposite sides and totally miss each other.

With that said, you likely still pass more random men on a hiking trail than you do bears, let alone when you get back to the city, catch a bus, go to work and so on... Unless you work in a zoo, specifically caring for the bears, I guess? Then it might be a toss up.

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Knob jockey.

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I am the original comment. I am on topic - the point is that it's difficult to legally punish false allegations simply based on "No proof" because that isn't evidence that the allegation is false and it discourages other possible, future allegations.

If you're trying to say that you want me to keep the examples relevant specifically to HR, then it kind of remains the same argument - If it requires evidence, then I can corner someone in a bathroom and threaten to murder them at work, because it's just them and me in the bathroom. That's what I mean by HR having their hands tied in this regard because they face backlash if there's a complaint that they didn't action, but they also face backlash if there's a complaint that they do action and it turns out to be false.

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You doubt people kill people? You lost me...

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Woah there, tiger! If someone shoots your family dead, but then does a good job of covering up the evidence, you don't wanna be locked up.

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YYeeessss, I think it already is, but you have to be careful with stuff like that.

I'd love to see people who fling accusations around get a swift and serious case of justice, but the last thing you want is to make reporting a crime a coin toss on if or not you end up getting arrested for doing so. I think most places consider making false allegations a crime, but you need to have an airtight case showing that it was a malicious allegation and not just someone who felt honestly in danger but couldn't bring enough proof for a guilty verdict, yeah?