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by T-Form
Sun May 18, 2014 12:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ex-wife takes down husband's suicide note from the internet
Replies: 57
Views: 14863

Re: Ex-wife takes down husband's suicide note from the inter

I think the discussion has been wandering away from the original article. We all have to admit that what happen to Christopher is a tragedy and that he's a victim of the broken system. I've said my piece and we'll just leave it at that. We have to "admit" nothing of the sort, just like it...
by T-Form
Mon May 05, 2014 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt
Replies: 180
Views: 21439

Re: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt

Tyndmyr wrote:You also seem to have engaged in a topic shift rather than responding to the main point of his objection. You challenged the integrity of storage in a safe, and he contended that most children are not dedicated safe crackers. Are you conceeding that he is correct?

That's her/she/etc
by T-Form
Mon May 05, 2014 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt
Replies: 180
Views: 21439

Re: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt

No, but it works better than anything else that's been tried, provided that they have access to condoms and such. That's kind of a ridiculous analogy though, since the thing you seem to be worried about is an attempt to physically break into a gun safe, and by my reckoning there's a bit of middle-gr...
by T-Form
Sun May 04, 2014 9:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt
Replies: 180
Views: 21439

Re: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt

I think it's safe to say you need to get out more. Sorry I don't buy the pathetic attempt to vilify slightly safer firearms with the logic that well, I need to own an unsecure weapon anybody can fire so my abused spouse can kill me with it. You, T-Form, give as much a shit about victims of domestic...
by T-Form
Sat May 03, 2014 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt
Replies: 180
Views: 21439

Re: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt

Why shouldnt you be able to block cell phone calls on your property? I'm not quite sure whether you're pro- or anti-cellphone-jamming, but... there's a whole bunch of reasons, but the one that immediately occurs to me is that you (generic you) could be an abusive person preventing your partner and/...
by T-Form
Sat May 03, 2014 12:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt
Replies: 180
Views: 21439

Re: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt

Why shouldnt you be able to block cell phone calls on your property? I'm not quite sure whether you're pro- or anti-cellphone-jamming, but... there's a whole bunch of reasons, but the one that immediately occurs to me is that you (generic you) could be an abusive person preventing your partner and/...
by T-Form
Fri May 02, 2014 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt
Replies: 180
Views: 21439

Re: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt

If I'm understanding it correctly, the smart gun requires two step verification to fire. The code and the watch. While one step is obviously similar to the safe, the other step still offers added security. It's like how (password + PIN) is more secure than (password). And no, giving someone the cod...
by T-Form
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Gay Activism & Trans Rights

To me at least, I guess that depends on what part of gender you're referring to, though. Certainly at least some part of gender must be a social construct, otherwise we'd assume gender would manifest in the same ways cross-culturally... Just wanted to pick this out. In most aspects, gender does man...
by T-Form
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Gay Activism & Trans Rights

Hmm...I had not placed feminism of any stripe, certainly not radical feminism, as extremely right-wing biased. There seems to be at least some correlation between feminist ideology and left-wing parties in terms of membership, etc. Granted, I'm coming at this from a US perspective, and this might n...
by T-Form
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt
Replies: 180
Views: 21439

Re: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt

So an $1800 price tag would make this pretty damn inaccessible to the poor, and white people are pretty much the least affected by poverty. While the company may well just be in this to make a boatload of cash, and ethics be damned, this does look suspiciously like the newest chapter in the racist ...
by T-Form
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Gay Activism & Trans Rights

"after equality"? That's one hell of an assumption. It's no coincidence that the bulk of the TWERF/radfem agenda is neatly aligned with the conservative right-wing in terms of concrete goals, if not reasoning.
by T-Form
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt
Replies: 180
Views: 21439

Re: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt

So an $1800 price tag would make this pretty damn inaccessible to the poor, and white people are pretty much the least affected by poverty. While the company may well just be in this to make a boatload of cash, and ethics be damned, this does look suspiciously like the newest chapter in the racist h...
by T-Form
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

TERF/TWERF? Trans exclusive radical feminists/Trans women exclusive radical feminists (reason for the second acronym being, some radical feminists are ok with trans men, because they grew up as women and are therefore part of the club in their eyes). The E stands for "exterminationist" in...
by T-Form
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Except that by being cis, I have access to experiences that you don't have. I know things you do not and therefore you are also in no position to say what I do and do not know. You are wrong to tell any cis person they don't know what it's like to be trans because you aren't cis. You need to check ...
by T-Form
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

You should support them because whatever rights you have as a queer person you've gained on their backs. Trans women of color have been at the spearhead of the queer liberation movement for its entire existence. Without Stonewall you have nothing and without TWoC you don't have stonewall. I don't u...
by T-Form
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Or you could educate yourself instead of expecting trans women to do that for you, especially given that you fuckers have been doing your damnedest to erase our history. But I'll give you a couple of names to look up: Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. Telling me that there was a prominent trans ...
by T-Form
Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

This is, in fact, a good example of why the relentless push for citations is bullshit; all it takes is for privileged people to write something a bunch of times and it becomes the default "truth". The disenfranchised to not have the same opportunity to record history, nor to have our acco...
by T-Form
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

You *do* realise that historically people haven't got their rights by asking nicely, right? Women's rights, civil rights, gay rights, whatever. All of the effective campaigns succeeded by making the oppressors' position untenable, not by being nice. The salient point is that all those victories wer...
by T-Form
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Doesn't that imply that acceptance is a necessary but not sufficient condition for the less powerful to achieve a goal? Outside of acceptance, what would possibly motivate the powerful to expend time/effort/money on improving the lot of the comparatively powerless? You *do* realise that historicall...
by T-Form
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Yes. If you are a small and oppressed group, trying to become hated seems...like a really, really dangerous tactic. Hatred of a group does not usually suddenly morph into love for them. Shit, overcoming hatred of a group is usually a long, slow slog. And many, many horrible things might be done as ...
by T-Form
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Trans women of color have been at the spearhead of the queer liberation movement for its entire existence. Without Stonewall you have nothing and without TWoC you don't have stonewall. What. Citation needed. Looking at a lot of the photos from stonewall, the rioters were was predominately white and...
by T-Form
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

That's very much not a claim that marriage is more important than the rights you're after. It implies that either marriage is at least as important, or that speising believes that a literal tyranny of the majority (or perhaps the plurality) is a good thing. I'm not really sure which is more terrify...
by T-Form
Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

You're forgetting time. The comparison is between delaying rights temporarily for a small group, vs a boot stamping on the face of a smaller group forever. There are a great many more people in any demographic population extrapolated over infinity, even when it's small. Also marriage is vastly less...
by T-Form
Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Spock can go fuck himself, that's exactly the kind of mindset that a proper ethical system is supposed to protect against. T-Form, I'm not saying peer-reviewed research is the only way to know anything. But when all you have is anecdotes, and they conflict with other people's anecdotes, then I need ...
by T-Form
Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Wait what? How would be hated (more) be better than being ignored? Why would making a new enemy be better? 'cause you can't hate someone without recognising their existence (and there's no other method of achieving that, it seems), 'cause the consequences of being hated are no worse than those of b...
by T-Form
Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

So I went to bed and when I looked today there were a whole lot of words in here. Have a bunch more words. (I expect I missed a whole lot of stuff but there was waaaaay to much to reply to everything) The history of most Western liberal democracies is that rights work on a sort of 'ratchet effect': ...
by T-Form
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

So if LGB people just stopped pretending to support T issues it would be okay? I don't see the difference between feminists ignoring the issues of trans women, versus feminists or civil rights activists ignoring the issues of women of color. At least if LG people (because let's be honest: there's a...
by T-Form
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Reasons so far: Bad things will happen if they don't Who else will? It's not that (much) hard(er) They've been helping all along The key one for me on a personal level, the one that makes the whole situation that much more horrible, is "We had a fucking deal". Actually, we've had a lot of...
by T-Form
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Yeah I live in a country where legal recognition of one's gender (for trans people) has a de facto sterilisation requirement, that's at least genocide if not a holocaust per se. I don't deny the existence. But how far along is the gay rights movement there? My counterpoint to "if gays win, we ...
by T-Form
Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Gays being allowed to marry will result in a trans holocaust? I'm interested in how that absolute sense of assurance fits with states where gays have had the right to marry for a decade. Yeah I live in a country where legal recognition of one's gender (for trans people) has a de facto sterilisation...
by T-Form
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

I'm all for systematic equality, but requiring progressive growth to be simultaneous and entirely leveled? That's like complaining how unfair it is that your older sister got a car when she graduated, and all you got that day was an ice cream at the party. Transsexuals = children, in comparison to ...
by T-Form
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

If there's a split in terms of rights (or wealth, or probably other things), and I'm on the side that's worse off, I'm better off materially and socially if there are more people on the same side as me. If the cisgays jump to the privileged side, there's that much less of a community for the rest of...
by T-Form
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

And while I don't see the utility in opposing same-sex marriage for that reason, I understand how someone sufficiently pissed off could see otherwise. As I see it, not standing up to them means nothing is going to change for the rest of us. There's a history of this - for example, there was at leas...
by T-Form
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Do you think that's really an honest response coming from the cisgays towards the transgays and transstraights (transheteros?)? In the case of trans people being fucked over the more honest excuse might be "I mostly care about my own group, and I'm not willing to lower our chances of meeting o...
by T-Form
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

For some reason "I pick battles I think I'll win" isn't considered a polite or acceptable response to a lot of people. In my experience it's actually pretty much the standard liberal response whenever trans women object to being repeatedly fucked over by the cisgays (and it's a general pa...
by T-Form
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 40355

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Ha, succinct and to the point. It's funny to me how the "slippery slope" towards polygamy assumes that everyone agrees that non-monogamous relationships shouldn't be allowed. It's like that one time I asked an MP who was pushing a bill to legalise same-sex marriage why she wasn't doing an...
by T-Form
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iran is building a Fake Aircraft Carrier
Replies: 50
Views: 11091

Re: Iran is building a Fake Aircraft Carrier

CorruptUser wrote:In Independence Day, Will Smith should not have been able to walk and punch out an alien after ejecting. Though it might explain the whole "erf" thing.

the internet has lied to you, i actually watched this last night and he clearly says "earth"
by T-Form
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial
Replies: 713
Views: 77167

Re: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial

There is some stuff in the indictment that, if it's true, puts it in another perspective When a file is being uploaded to Megaupload.com, the Conspiracy’s automated system calculates a unique identifier for the file (called a “MD5 hash”) that is generated using a mathematical algorithm. If, after t...
by T-Form
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 272266

Re: The radical idea that women are people

I'm not condoning, nor condemning his behaviour, but she gives zero information about his state of mind during the unfortunate event and passes his inaction off as some sort of comfort blanket, (her inaction is totally justified however, because she's... female? I dunno) before proceeding to judge ...
by T-Form
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Slutwalk [trigger warning]
Replies: 149
Views: 15129

Re: Slutwalk

The question isn't what is technically possible, but whether given what you know about the world it would be reasonable to believe that rapists, more often than not, would be more attracted to 'eye-candy'? Given what I know about the world, rapists, more often than not, rape people that they know. ...

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