Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for August 24, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Once it was "national security", now "harassment" is the root password which allows you to quash anything and anyone you want.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for August 24, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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They didn't suck it up in 2016. They rioted, notably in Portland. They demonstrated. They whined. They talked about #Resistance. Their friends in the Deep State made shit up for their friends in the press to report.

What's going to happen this time? Well, at this point the most likely scenario is exactly the one suggested: Trump wins on election night and then the Democrats find enough mail-in votes to reverse it (whether they exist or not), then it ends up in the state legislatures and the courts. If Trump comes out on top, rioting, BIGLY. But I think after the election Trump may actually invoke the insurrection act. The question, since apparently Left, Inc has also infiltrated the military, is whether the military will obey him.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for August 24, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Don't ask 'em.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for August 24, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Of course it will, in the public schools... but imagine "American Exceptionalism"-based charter schools.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for August 24, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Another defensive gun use without a shot fired.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for August 24, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Shouldn't England and Scotland also be demanding reparations from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden for Viking raids, colonization, and enslavement (excuse me, "enthrallment")?

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for August 03, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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They're relying on either our decency or lack of power. Usually the former.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for August 03, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Connecticut data. More

Hiding under the bed because they're afraid of their own shadow (and probably it hurts Trump somehow). Until someone gets a better estimate for the false positive rate of PCR tests, it's reasonable to believe there's essentially no virus there.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for August 03, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Not going to matter when Thomas gets replaced by Sotomayor II, Ta Nehisi Coates, or Alicia Garza.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for August 03, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Ah, Syracuse, home of a bunch of "hate incidents".... that were probably all hoaxes. There was a rumor of AirDropped neo-nazi propaganda that turned out to be just that, a rumor. There was racist and anti-Semitic graffiti (including a swastika drawn in snow) which no perpetrator was found for. There was other grafitti which turned out to be done by one of the progressives. And there was a "verbal assault" on an African American student which was just he-said she-said, like the Albany bus incident. Of course the accused were punished.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for August 03, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Trump Considers Banning Re-entry by Citizens Who May Have Coronavirus

Yeah, I don't think that one's going to fly. He could clearly quarantine citizens suspected of having coronavirus, but refusing them entry won't make it past a Texas judge, never mind a Hawaiian one.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for August 03, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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The most violent of the white supremacists are known as "1488ers". I find I've become a "1352er", though if this "defund the police" stuff continues, maybe we'll converge on the number.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for August 03, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Apparently they went and wrecked an Amazon Go store in Seattle also (for the second time), though there's little news about that. I hope Bezos appreciates them biting one of the hands that feeds them.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for August 03, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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It's a trap. They placate the wokesters with this shit, but the now the wokesters will look around, see there's very few badges, and throw another fit.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for August 03, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Obvious conclusion: Journalists are not Turing-complete.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for August 03, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Should be open-and-shut in the cop's favor, but probably the judge will have a Black Lives Matter flag flying above his American flag (if he even has one) in the courtroom.

Rolfe is currently out on bond after being charged with felony murder and 10 other charges for killing Brooks. The charges were brought by Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, who himself is now being criminally investigated over his handling of the case, as well as over "supplemental payments" that were allegedly given to him by former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

Ah, straight up corruption. At least that makes sense, unlike the damned mind-virus.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for the Week of July 27, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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The elusive wokocyte.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for the Week of July 27, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Over in Hell, Hlynka banned a user for this remark

Sounds to me like an excellent reason to hate the roma. They will never change, and have constructed myriad psychological mechanisms to keep change from happening even regardless of how well-intentioned anybode else might be. And of course, the ones who do change... change, and are no longer roma. The rational respones to such groups is to destroy them.

But seriously, what DO you do about such a group? My method would be you treat them the same as anyone else, and either they eventually get a clue or you build more prisons to handle the clueless.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for the Week of July 20, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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AOC claims to have been accosted on the steps of the Capital

Even if this story is true (and I'm going to guess it's somewhere between "mostly false", and "pants on fire"), why should I care if Congresscritters get into a verbal spat? Oh, AOC has the answer to that

Gotta love Republican courage from Rep @RogerWilliamsTX: when he undeniably sees another man engaged in virulent harassment of a young woman, just pretend you never saw it in the most cartoonish manner possible and keep pushing.

Oh no you don't. You're a member of the House of Representatives of the United States of America, not some shrinking violet. You can fight your own battles, not demand your opposition do it for you. If you can't, well, maybe we shouldn't allow "young women" to hold high office any more.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for the Week of July 20, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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One of these days someone's going to dig down and find out who is behind all this anti-racist stuff.... and it'll be Richard Spencer.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for the Week of July 20, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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The New York Times tries to intimidate Tucker Carlson by publishing where he lives. Carlson strikes back, in part by identifying the reporter and photographer.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for the Week of July 20, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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This country is fucking lost. Over the past few days I've been told

1) There's no rioting in Portland.

2) The rioting in Portland is over a small area so it doesn't matter

3) The presence of the Federal Government caused the rioting in Portland.

4) Throwing rocks and (lit) fireworks at the Federal Courthouse is no big deal

5) Arrests are being made by "secret police" (link to video showing police in uniform make an arrest. Always the same one, too)

6) These arrests are "kidnapping". I might accept that coming from anarchist libertarians (to whom all arrests are kidnapping), but the people saying this are perfectly OK with other arrests; this is 100% tribal.

7) Federal agents arresting people for rioting is the kind of tyranny right-wingers have been warning of.

And this seems to be the consensus, the NPC/normie view. It's been a good run the last 240-some years (well, mostly), but it's over now.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for the Week of July 20, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Noticing certain things (and I don't mean Jews) is getting a little too easy, so they have to hide it more.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for the Week of July 20, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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You know, I understand that normies can't do simple reasoning. But that epidemiologists can't or won't do it either drives me up a fucking wall. Epidemic spread, that basic reproduction number R, depends on two things. R0, the basic reproductive rate. And S, the proportion of the population susceptible. Nothing else, unless I (proportion of the population infected) = 0, which is a trivial case. You can manipulate R0 with lockdowns and masks and all the rest. In the absence of a vaccine, you can manipulate S only by having people get infected. It doesn't depend on anything else. Most particularly, it doesn't depend on fucking d(R0)/dt, the rate of change of the reproductive rate. It's not a bomb on a light trigger, you can't back away slowly and have it not go off. R0, and S. The equations say it, the data supports it (qualitatively, though not quantitatively for simple models).

One consequence of this is that if you want to ever not be locked down -- that is, have R0 return to R0_0, the original R0 before the lockdown -- you need to increase S. Which means people are going to be infected. Ain't no way around it. Another consequence is that the harder you lock down, the longer it's going to take to get through it.

Yet epidemiologists still babble on about how places released their lockdowns "too fast", and governors supposedly informed by health departments keep lockdowns in place indefinitely. I don't know which is most charitable: that these people are totally incompetent, that they're lying and they want lockdown until vaccine or that they're lying and want lockdown until elimination. I suspect it may be the less charitable "lying for power and want lockdowns forever".

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for the Week of July 20, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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You'd think heretics would have learned by now. But while Cisco will fire dissenters, I bet they won't actually hire many more black people.

Personally I'm counting the days until I can say "fuck you". Until then I'll extract as much money from the wokies as possible. If they try to make me positively support them, I'll just say "fuck you" a bit earlier than I'd prefer. Probably not by spamming the n-word to the company chat, but I reserve that exit for extreme situations (e.g. "post supporting BLM or else")

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for the Week of July 13, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Classical music is too white, you say? Must be those biased people hiring the musicians. I know, we'll institute blind auditions. Wait... we did that. Decades ago. Still not too many black or Latino musicians around. Well fuck blind auditions, how about we go for straight-up quotas?

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for the Week of July 13, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Delayed gratification can be bad. Ability to delay gratification is good, but it is sometimes better to take the more immediate reward. There is a time to take profits, after all.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for the Week of July 13, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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Time to start slacking off and stealing office supplies, if you haven't already.

Off-Topic and Low-Effort CW Thread for the Week of July 13, 2020 by rwkasten in CultureWarRoundup

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"Low-hanging fruit" immediately brings to mind both the story of Tantalus and the Aesop about the fox and the grapes (both of which involved the opposite). Investopedia claims

Phrases such as "fruit low hung" and "fruit hanging low" has been part of the English language since the 17th century, but the exact phrase "low-hanging fruit" likely first appeared in print in a 1968 article in the Guardian newspaper, and the phrase referenced something easily attainable.

Certainly it has nothing to do with "strange fruit".

Bringing up an upcoming civil war on the reddit sub by [deleted] in KotakuInAction

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New York noped out of it, sent the police out in force and the "peaceful protesters" only managed to burn one van. Surprisingly, Newark, NJ didn't have any riots either; not sure if that's because the city kept it under control or just no one considers Newark worth burning any more.

'Steph' Loehr (Twitch Trust & Safety Council): "In my spare time, I go into my yard, prance around and eat grass... It feels me feel in tune with my deer self." by AntonioOfVenice in KotakuInAction

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I think some of that must have been locoweed.

PA Health Official Moves Mother Out of Nursing Homes as Deaths Continue to Climb by mng20 in KotakuInAction

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My first thought was "what the fuck is that?" My second was "Well, maybe she's just ugly." Nope, was right the first time.

In March, Levine ordered long-term care facilities in the state to continue to accept coronavirus patients who had been discharged from hospitals but un­able to return to their homes

Levine should be in jail along with Cuomo and Murphy for doing the same thing.

James Damore's diversity lawsuit against Google comes to a quiet end by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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Doesn't that imply there was a financial agreement to motivate him to move on?

No, just the employment contract with Google which specifies arbitration, and then the arbiters imposing silence.

James Damore's diversity lawsuit against Google comes to a quiet end by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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What it amounts to is there are endless procedural/technical barriers to getting something through the courts, and endless ways around them if the courts are sympathetic to the claim. Courts will accept discrimination claims from some people (women and minorities) but not others. If you look at any given case in isolation and are completely disingenous, you can find a "neutral" reason why it was decided the way it was or why it didn't go forward.

But the pattern is so clear that everyone knows you can get away with blatant discrimination against whites, Asians, and/or males, including openly having job openings they are not eligible for, or entire publicly funded schools which exclude them. And conversely, that even the mildest hint of anything negative towards a favored group is enough for a lawsuit. The neutrality of the statute simply doesn't matter given the mendaciousness of the judges.