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by Nordic Einar
Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109932

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Responsible officer was under a ton of stress that day, having seen two suicide attempts (one successful) The article also mentions that a white teenager was detained, too. Oh, and apparently the officer's been getting death threats. Isn't that lovely? I work in violence prevention & street out...
by Nordic Einar
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109932

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Cause when I see people rioting calling for action against a person who has been found innocent by due process of law, I do tend to think lynch mob. Now, due process of law can be a crock of shit but I'd tend to want to see some evidence. And if due process of law is a crock of shit, that's a hell ...
by Nordic Einar
Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109932

Re: Police misbehavior thread

For the consideration of this esteemed body. http://heckphilly.tumblr.com/post/10354 ... second-lie
by Nordic Einar
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109932

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Man, if only there was some kind of public space where the two sides of this argument could have come together, presented evidence supporting their "version of the events", and argued their case vigorously until the truth was exposed.
by Nordic Einar
Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 90 year old veteran arrested twice for feeding homeless
Replies: 101
Views: 18750

Re: 90 year old veteran arrested twice for feeding homeless

I also realize that there are actually valid reasons for not wanting people to set up food distribution centers in public parks. Your concerns seem to be primarily about public health. What would you consider to be more of a threat to public health: Plates of uninspected lasagna or dead bodies? The...
by Nordic Einar
Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Same-sex marriage now legal in 24 states
Replies: 54
Views: 14331

Re: Same-sex marriage now legal in 24 states

While I appreciate this - more for the legal precedent and the "philosophical" appreciation of the equality it brings - I am far more concerned about employment protection, youth homelessness, HIV, immigration related bullshit (which, granted, this will help address a bit) and anti-trans v...
by Nordic Einar
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109932

Re: Police misbehavior thread

In all my days working w/ injection drug users I've always found removing the chance of stable housing and familial support is usually the best first step on the road to long term recovery. Kudos, government.
by Nordic Einar
Mon May 26, 2014 1:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 48795

Re: Isla Vista shooting

Here is his video titled "Elliot Rodger's Retribution" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQUW3Km01BM&bpctr=1401059977 Here is his 'manifesto' http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/225960813 He was an entitled, dumb, seemingly autistic individual (his manifesto displays he never developed the...
by Nordic Einar
Fri May 16, 2014 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rat Park: A story of drugs and addiction
Replies: 46
Views: 10703

Re: Rat Park: A story of drugs and addiction

Physical Dependency as a generic thing is almost useless. The physical dependency to caffeine is not even remotely comparable to the physical dependency toa benzo - caffeine withdraw makes your head hurt, benzo with draw causes seizures. If we're going to discuss this we all need to be a little bett...
by Nordic Einar
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 44726

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Alright, since T-Form and Brace have decided to be pretty much as toxic as they please: Why the T in LGBT? It's not my fight. Transgender rights don't personally affect me in anyway whatsoever. I don't fit neatly into the mainstream LG part, or even the bisexual community, but I certainly have much...
by Nordic Einar
Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ADHD is not a real disease
Replies: 88
Views: 19128

Re: ADHD is not a real disease

Ya'll do realize there is clinical psychology (as in, psychological interventions held to a clinical standard and empirically studied) that aren't based in neuroscience, right? And often our understanding of neuroscience is HUGELY overstated which leads to shit like the serotonin theory of depressio...
by Nordic Einar
Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New York Apartment Building Explodes.
Replies: 8
Views: 3409

Re: New York Apartment Building Explodes.

3 dead, 9 missing, and over 60 injuried along with the fact that they're all homeless now. Keep it classy, xkcd.
by Nordic Einar
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP Demands Money & Permanent Underclass for Immigration
Replies: 72
Views: 11936

Re: GOP Demands Money & Permanent Underclass for Immigration

What you fail to acknowledge is that doing nothing may well be the best choice (for USA as a whole, naturally not for the individuals), although one of the benefits of formalising a guest worker status is I imagine blocking the automatic right to citizenship - closing that loophole. The United Stat...
by Nordic Einar
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NSA tracking cell phone locations
Replies: 98
Views: 14466

Re: NSA tracking cell phone locations

The police aren't authorized to racially profile people, and yet we have massive, massive racial inequalities within the criminal justice system.

You'll forgive us if powerful institutions promising us with a wink that they aren't abusing their power doesn't feel all that reassuring.
by Nordic Einar
Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism
Replies: 81
Views: 11421

Re: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism

Because gender matters? Gender is a metric of identity, and the reality of living in the world is that being able to identify someone's gender is important? And none of this has anything to do with the Government. The government does not need me (or anyone else) to be legally male or female in orde...
by Nordic Einar
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism
Replies: 81
Views: 11421

Re: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism

This is pretty much the crux of the problem. Society as a whole has a very poor understanding of the differences between sex and gender and the issues that arise out of a mismatch between the two. And issues do arise for transgendered individuals being forced to select one over the other. Being abl...
by Nordic Einar
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism
Replies: 81
Views: 11421

Re: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism

CorruptUser wrote:Alright, therapists of various forms have a valid reason for asking. Anyone that isn't a therapist that would find the information useful?


...low barrier shelters, various government institutions, public health people? Anyone who reports to public health people?
by Nordic Einar
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism
Replies: 81
Views: 11421

Re: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism

Intake forms for medical clinics, intake forms for rape crisis centers, intake forms for low barrier shelters, intake forms for mental health organizations, intake forms for government institutions, etc etc etc all have extremely valid reasons to ask about gender. *EDIT* As do, say, CDC data collect...
by Nordic Einar
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bam goes the lid -- rebels from the homeschooling movement
Replies: 26
Views: 4759

Re: Bam goes the lid -- rebels from the homeschooling moveme

A damnably generous helping of personal experience. Right, that's the problem you have a very narrow view of the issue. I'm sure for every story of child abuse by religious homeschoolers I can give you a story of a child in an atheist home who goes to public school and is still abused. That's a red...
by Nordic Einar
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism
Replies: 81
Views: 11421

Re: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism

Then let me rephrase: Transgender is not an appropriate catch-all term for anyone who isn't cis male or cis female. I don't object to this statement, but the distinction between this and your previous one is important. NCTE has some guidelines for gender designations on forms if you'd like to dig a...
by Nordic Einar
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism
Replies: 81
Views: 11421

Re: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism

I'm increasingly annoyed by applications and the like which have radio selectors for "male", "female", and "transgender". Sorry, but no. Transgender is not a third gender. Of course, I'm a white cis straight male, so it's not a personal affront, but.... I know trans pe...
by Nordic Einar
Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Southern Methodist University student solves rape
Replies: 240
Views: 26867

Re: Southern Methodist University student solves rape

The fact that the "right condition" for many people to kill is "preserving my life or the life of another at the expense of someone else's life", whereas not getting laid is, uh... not that big a deal, as opposed to raping someone which is a fucking huge deal? Like, unless we're ...
by Nordic Einar
Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109932

Re: Police misbehavior thread

White is not a Free Pass. Middle Class will take you away from some of the worse of it. Gay is a big mark in a person's favor! If Gay is tastefully combined with Educated Middle to Upper Class it is not a strike against a person. Is it? Really? I cannot express through text how wrong you are - I am...
by Nordic Einar
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109932

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Obviously not rare enough. Rare is a function of your expectations. The chances of being killed by a cop are pretty small. If you're white, sure. Or middle class. Or non-queer. If a 13-year-old kid gets shot for no reason, it is not rare enough. Senseless death is always insane. Should the 13 year ...
by Nordic Einar
Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Global War on Drugs has Failed
Replies: 126
Views: 42643

Re: Global War on Drugs has Failed

This belief is twinned with the misconception that you only have to try a drug once to get hooked - so that any momentary uptick will become permanent. It is very very occasionally true for the very hardest drugs but for the vast majority of people it won't happen - any more than someone receiving ...
by Nordic Einar
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christians photographing a gay wedding
Replies: 138
Views: 22045

Re: Christians photographing a gay wedding

Seriously? Seriously? The fact that you cannot discriminate in the workplace based on sex, race or sexual orientation is perhaps the most obvious example of legislation preventing people being jerks. How can you not know this? Just out of curiosity, how often do you feel like Protected Classes win ...
by Nordic Einar
Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christians photographing a gay wedding
Replies: 138
Views: 22045

Re: Christians photographing a gay wedding

[And if the people I'm discriminating against just so happen disproportionately come from extremely low income backgrounds, be people of color, and/or be people with no educational opportunities outside of the military, fuck it, amirite? At least I'm morally superior and righteous. Exactly, if you ...
by Nordic Einar
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christians photographing a gay wedding
Replies: 138
Views: 22045

Re: Christians photographing a gay wedding

This makes you a hypocrite, imo. You're saying that you should have the right to discriminate against groups you don't like, but other people should not. Basically, "my discrimination is good, your's is bad". I don't see any inconsistency with my position. I think it's completely acceptab...
by Nordic Einar
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Riding Molly (brain-brain interface/control)
Replies: 11
Views: 3002

Re: Riding Molly (brain-brain interface/control)

Before working as a case manager that's probably the connection I would've made, actually.
by Nordic Einar
Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Riding Molly (brain-brain interface/control)
Replies: 11
Views: 3002

Re: Riding Molly (brain-brain interface/control)

Every single time I read this thread title I think it's about mdma. Evey. Single. Time.
by Nordic Einar
Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Three kids kill a white guy
Replies: 25
Views: 4357

Re: Three kids kill a white guy

It'd probably still do pretty well.
by Nordic Einar
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Electioneering: Voter ID law passed
Replies: 107
Views: 14815

Re: Electioneering: Voter ID law passed

Nah. The cynical side of me observes that discluding such people from voting might be beneficial. I've never been sold on this idea that all votes are actually equally valuable. Poverty correlates with a lot of factors such as lower education, lower IQ, poor impulse control, criminality, etc. In ge...
by Nordic Einar
Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Electioneering: Voter ID law passed
Replies: 107
Views: 14815

Re: Electioneering: Voter ID law passed

I really don't think many people in this thread truly understand the barriers to accessing proper identification documents for those people in the margins. It is not as simple as ya'll make it out to be, even a little bit. My job as a case manager wouldn't exist if this shit was as easy as ya'll pre...
by Nordic Einar
Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Fast Food Strikes
Replies: 327
Views: 85907

Re: US Fast Food Strikes

I'd really love if Congress would get the fuck out of the day-to-day life of my city.
by Nordic Einar
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 50606

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

I've watched one of her videos fully, I felt it was biased, it didn't try to show any characters or styles she supported, it lacked knowledge of the subject matter. I didn't feel like going through more of them, because that first one was mostly tired same-old, but it would be bordering on silly to...
by Nordic Einar
Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Kunsthal Heist comes to a Very Bad End
Replies: 102
Views: 21032

Re: The Kunsthal Heist comes to a Very Bad End

D&D alignments are an awful way of codifying morality and behavior even in the context of a game. Lets not devolve this conversation into trying to apply them to real life.
by Nordic Einar
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Head of Zetas Cartel captured
Replies: 34
Views: 12440

Re: Head of Zetas Cartel captured

ps your local hospital has a metric fuckton of heroin and cocaine in stock. They have legitimate medicinal uses. Because of this there will always be legitimate production of the base materials required to produce these things that end up in the wrong hands. Better to just legalize it all and be don...
by Nordic Einar
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape campaign
Replies: 127
Views: 24892

Re: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape camp

While I disagree with that 48% of people, if you are drinking until you are unconscious unaware of an assailants approach, you aren't taking care of yourself deserve to be mugged. Your victim blaming is boring and stupid. If you draw this parallel between rape and other violent crimes (eg. mugg...
by Nordic Einar
Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!
Replies: 623
Views: 131015

Re: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!

Zimmerman got acquitted. Well, if parts of Florida aren't on fire by the time I wake up, I'll honestly be surprised. http://paxamericana.tumblr.com/post/55386668776 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_race_riots Note the events that led up to said rioting and their rather obvious parallels to the Zimme...
by Nordic Einar
Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!
Replies: 623
Views: 131015

Re: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!

schismtracer wrote:
Zimmerman got acquitted.


Well, if parts of Florida aren't on fire by the time I wake up, I'll honestly be surprised.


http://paxamericana.tumblr.com/post/55386668776

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