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by natraj
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13103

Re: Trump presidency

anyone who can seriously talk about "the rise of political violence in today's society" in the u.s. with a straight face is talking from such a blatantly ahistorical disingenuous position that i honestly don't even know where to start. there has literally never been a time in america that ...
by natraj
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204369

Re: Trump presidency

@ke, i was there, i have stated i was there, maybe you should stay on top of posts if you want to participate in a discussion. i was there treating patients while nazis with various white supremacist insignia up to and including swastikas shouted racist and antisemitic hate at us, i was there while ...
by natraj
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204369

Re: Trump presidency

y'all know they were just parading around in the streets with semi automatics, right? at occasions aiming them directly at people who were standing and praying? also beating and murdering people? but thank god they weren't hiding any, just openly threatening people in the streets with them, if they ...
by natraj
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204369

Re: Trump presidency

What is the long term goal of the alt-right, neo Nazis and the like? Legitimacy. wrong legitimacy is one of several tactics, their long term goal is ethnic cleansing they're very explicit about this nice try though. also they're already advocating (and perpetrating!) violence so you're really batti...
by natraj
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204369

Re: Trump presidency

The people out on Saturday were actively calling for genocide, by the way. At repeated points throughout the day while I was caring for patients I was also treated to lots of talk about how my people should be killed en masse and how they were in fact going to kill us & wipe us all from the coun...
by natraj
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 355588

Re: The Darker Side of the News

btw nazis literally busy murdering people in charlottesville. earlier in the day they were beating people in the head with sticks / flagpoles and pepper spraying people, while the police stood by and watched. once the nazis had moved on from attacking people the police interfered with medics providi...
by natraj
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204369

Re: Trump presidency

John McCain has brain cancer. This type of brain cancer is not an easy one to overcome, but it sounds like they caught it very early on so he may yet make it through. and if he does it'll be thanks to his taxpayer-funded healthcare and if he doesn't i won't cry hilariously he has the same type of b...
by natraj
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 355588

Re: The Darker Side of the News

i was immediately struck by how neutral most of the initial articles about the shooting were. like, a person opens fire at a field full of congress folk and i did not see a SINGLE mention of terrorism, it took a long while for them to even release the name of the shooter (tho he was in custody immed...
by natraj
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 917
Views: 151695

Re: Controversial opinions about food

there would be significantly less joy in my life without garlic and onions they are the source of so much delicious flavour and happiness.
by natraj
Thu May 18, 2017 3:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 355588

Re: The Darker Side of the News

yeah i mean in specific it is kind of eye-rolly that there is often a TREND of lenient sentencing being offered to Some People And Not Others because society is ~*so worried*~ about their futures but i don't think that's a problem because committing a crime should ruin your future forever and ever a...
by natraj
Sat May 13, 2017 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sense 8
Replies: 42
Views: 6487

Re: Sense 8

buckling down and watching the second season now. i miss old capheus i suppose i will wait before judging new capheus. there is a lot of eye candy s'true but german dude and cop look so generic and bland to me i can barely tell them apart if they have vaguely similar facial hairs. also lito is const...
by natraj
Mon May 08, 2017 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sense 8
Replies: 42
Views: 6487

Re: Sense 8

yeah and it's not even only that the white chars carry the story while the poc play support (though that's bad enough) but the personal stories the poc get are all very exotified/stereotyped. like, indian woman struggling with marriage for love vs family expectations? korean woman balancing her Duty...
by natraj
Sun May 07, 2017 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sense 8
Replies: 42
Views: 6487

Re: Sense 8

oh, right, the second season is out now. i found the premise of this show so incredibly intriguing and then its execution so awful; i'm still ambivalent about watching s2. i keep WANTING to love it SO much and then i just don't. the constant sledgehammering with exposition, the absolutely galling tr...
by natraj
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204369

Re: Trump presidency

At this point, it's a situation where only a statement of "Guys, Spicey is resigning because holy crap am I bad at this job" is the only graceful way out. that's allowing the charitable interpretation that this episode was an instance of spicer being bad at his job. if we look at the enti...
by natraj
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 12380

Re: Logon

I'm going to have to go ahead and call US-centrism on this (you're from there, right? Sorry if I'm assuming). In South Africa, being shot for your cellphone and/or whatever cash you have on you is not exactly common but not unheard of. I think there was recently a story about a guy killed for R20 (...
by natraj
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1099218

Re: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt

thanks that is p helpful! my suit is a deep plum colour. i was thinking probably black shoes b/c similar to navy i think it could go well with many brown shoes but the next time i get a suit it will likely be grey or black, and i don't want to have to get a second pair of shoes cuz black shoes go wi...
by natraj
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1099218

Re: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt

so recently i got myself a v nice bespoke suit made because i did not own even a single suit for actual occasions where i might need to wear one, and also finding really decent menswhere when you are small and trans and femme is obnoxious both in terms of finding things in your size AND in terms of ...
by natraj
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 12380

Re: Logan

right no i get if the intention is you're not supposed to understand it as an english speaker , i am not saying the captions should translate what they're saying in other languages. i am saying that if the movie has people speaking other languages and the movie does not subtitle it, the captions sho...
by natraj
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 12380

Re: Logan

on a tangent note, i watch everything with captions (not subtitles) and i get mega angry when the captions have been captioning english dialogue and then someone switches to another language (e.g. laura speaking spanish) and the captions just go "[speaks Spanish]" like talk about anglo-cen...
by natraj
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204369

Re: Trump presidency

And once more, I need to emphasize that I fully understand that the drug lords and gang-members are a minority of South-American immigrants. That doesn't change the fact that they exist and the drug gangs need to be a consideration as part of our National Security posture. accurate, and if we wante...
by natraj
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204369

Re: Trump presidency

i'm really tempted to draw you a map and show you exactly what continent india is on, KE. anyway though yes there are reasons for us folks from asia to support open immigration. it is possible to support things for reasons other than 100% self-interest just because ethically you feel it is the right...
by natraj
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204369

Re: Trump presidency

what? you have to pass a civics exam to naturalize. i remember helping my mom study for it when i was a kid. it's funny cuz i don't think many natural-born citizens could pass it it asks all kinds of questions about government that most people don't know, so the pretense that we expect immigrants to...
by natraj
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 355588

Re: The Darker Side of the News

believe me, i am well aware that many doctors are extremely lacking in basic human decency and are chock-full of the homophobic and virulently transphobic ideas that you are currently putting forth. i've worked in the medical field a long time and it's pretty condescending to assume, as zohar pointe...
by natraj
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 355588

Re: The Darker Side of the News

If a doctor is suggested birth control for something other than preventing pregnancy, than orientation tends to be irrelevant anyways. The "bugging them for birth control" is more in response to the "are you planning on getting pregnant?" question not if they're using the birth ...
by natraj
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Split
Replies: 9
Views: 2352

Re: Split

i literally have did so i don't need you preaching nonsense at me. i still hate this hatepiece of a movie. even if your incorrect reply was true which it isn't, people just conflate mental illness all the time anyway and one crazyperson is p much the same as another to neurotypical folk so it doesn'...
by natraj
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Split
Replies: 9
Views: 2352

Re: Split

ugh this movie makes me furious. i am definitely not ready to forgive him for continuing to contribute to the demonization of people with mental illness. this movie is a hateful ablist piece of trash and i get so tired of media using mental illnesses -- especially highly stigmatized and patholigized...
by natraj
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8196
Views: 1077465

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

speaking of transitioning, do any other NB people in this thread know of anyone who's taken testosterone for only a short-ish period of time and then stopped? i was on t for about three or so years, and now have been off it for about three or four. i am bad at keeping track of time. i know two othe...
by natraj
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The OA
Replies: 6
Views: 1652

Re: The OA

i tried watching it because i saw a number of friends talking positively about it and also was excited by shows that cast actual trans (asian! teen!) actors to play trans (asian! teen!) characters, but i have not finished it because i stopped after... maybe five? i forget. episodes or so because i w...
by natraj
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 96
Views: 11465

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe

wow yeah. the idea that portraying same-gender romantic relationships somehow has to be inherently sexualized is pretty gross, honestly. media has looooooooooong portrayed heterosexual romances (sexualized or not) without people immediately going "Oh me yarm sex" just because people are in...
by natraj
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 96
Views: 11465

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe

i definitely also read chirrut and baze as lovers. the director has said that people can read into their relationship if they like but lbrh if one of them were a woman there would have been no ambiguity about their relationship. everyone has such different reactions to the cg! to me it was SO extre...
by natraj
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Moana
Replies: 34
Views: 6557

Re: Moana

the name of the protagonist is moana in the us. they changed her name in some other places i think because there is a popular italian pornstar named moana and also some trademark conflict. but the protag is still named moana over here so so is the film.
by natraj
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704403

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'll wait on a whatever policies he exposes to make a final decision on if he's just more unfiltered or a real racist. I sometimes think that Trump sounds worse because other politicians filter so hard so as not to offend anyone. you know this doesn't mean trump isn't racist, right, it just means o...
by natraj
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704403

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

what no that was me i'm a sex worker and i have been around this forum for-ever and i had been eye-rolling at lucrece's post i just didn't want to derail the election thread with a whole lot of stuff about sex work cuz boy do i have thoughts about sex work. but yeah like... it was brothel owners the...
by natraj
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Luke Cage
Replies: 23
Views: 3190

Re: Luke Cage

I am only a few episodes in but so far I am enjoying it a lot. I feel like its writing quality is incredibly up and down, though, and it feels like its writers do not have enough faith in their own writing ability, or enough faith in their audience, or both. For example, its very opening scene of th...
by natraj
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8196
Views: 1077465

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

It seems kinda weird and almost... "cheating" in some way, conceptually... when people use "bi" to mean attracted to one of the binary genders and a nonbinary one. Like, I've seen ciswomen who say that they're attracted to cismen and transmen, and thus "bi"; to me, tha...
by natraj
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 10730

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

English actors play American actors and vice versa all the time. Idris Elba has played the part of historical African Americans, when he isn't even American. The point is that nationality is not a race, especially in some sci-fi globalized society. It's a shitty essentialist argument where people w...
by natraj
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 10730

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

This reminds me when Miss Japan, who was of mainly African features as she had a Japanese mother and an African American father, was told while she grew up in Japan (she grew there, she speaks Japanese and really shitty English) that she was not really Japanese. Apparently being Japanese is not a n...
by natraj
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 730380

Re: Police misbehavior thread

every time i have been detained by cops outside a vehicle they tell me to put my hands on the vehicle. it may have been autopilot like, you put your hands up and turn around next to the car and put them on the car, that is the unthreatening position of compliance.

anyway it was murder.
by natraj
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Moana
Replies: 34
Views: 6557

Re: Moana

yeah i don't think i would count on this movie to help your knowledge of pacific islander culture. also it is strange and kind of terrible when figures like maui are put alongside figures like hercules in terms of "fantasy/mythological figures whose stories disney is going to take and bastardiz...
by natraj
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker
Replies: 168
Views: 15052

Re: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker

Why would Capt. Boomerang be more relatable to the audience than Deadshot? A: Capt. Boomerang's story arc is utter shit . B: Virtually everyone I know said that Will Smith's Deadshot is basically the best thing about the movie. Everyone I know was able to relate to Deadshot's drama with his daughte...

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