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by Crissa
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is White Dominance Exaggerated?
Replies: 348
Views: 69318

Re: Is White Dominance Exaggerated?

Defining racism up to a large spectrum of behavior so that nearly everyone is racist -- even though most people aren't discriminating against minorities -- is unwieldy. Just apologize for being a racist and fix your behavior. It's very simple. I'm sorry you're racist. It's not my fault. Only you ca...
by Crissa
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631698

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

giving the subsequent escalation of the Vietnam conflict. Not in evidence. I cannot find that the number of troops changed. There is a huge difference between "quite connected with" and "allow them to put nukes on our territory aimed directly at our neighbor". Those were already...
by Crissa
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6955
Views: 1115638

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Not if the group is known for criminal connections.

Freedom of association is not a blanket protection. Probably should be, but...

-Crissa
by Crissa
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 42622

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

Incorrect. People disagree with the book, myself included. Its premise may be flawed, it may be racist BS, but that hasn't been shown conclusively. And isn't likely to be any time soon. So instead it becomes attack the man. Discredit him and you discredit his work. He may have discovered an unpopul...
by Crissa
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6955
Views: 1115638

Re: Police misbehavior thread

This is a bad idea from bad idea central: http://m.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/19/1285843/-Kansas-Moves-to-Legalize-Police-Retaliation Probably most central to it: If any police officer has declared the investigation over, no other police force may investigate. So corruption in local politics? Well, ...
by Crissa
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4594
Views: 702821

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Yes, 48 acres of something there's only a few left of will be developed. How is that misleading? It's not something that can be replaced. It doesn't really matter if the acres are made into farms or walmarts, either way, the wildlife is gone. And worse, placing apartments along an environment with n...
by Crissa
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is White Dominance Exaggerated?
Replies: 348
Views: 69318

Re: Is White Dominance Exaggerated?

[This is a separate topic entirely, but there's a jump between "Hollywood hires disproportionately few black actors" and "Hollywood is racist against black actors". No, in the real world those two things are synonymous. Defining racism down to a tiny sliver so that nearly no one...
by Crissa
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 367535

Re: Gun Control

Strangely, if you examine the same population before/after a change in availability of guns, you find a correlation. When you don't examine the same population, you don't. Seems pretty simple, then - removing guns doesn't remove suicide, but it does make it a bit more difficult somehow.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 42622

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

There is no scientific reasoning that says 'race X has a lower IQ'. There isn't. We can observe lower test scores, but since the tests are highly variable based upon culture and experience, what exactly are you testing? It's not really IQ then, is it? Statements made that cannot be supported are als...
by Crissa
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 548890

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

your entirely incorrect Yes, it was entirely wrong that attacks went from thousands to one after the election, remaining that way for more than a year. Wait, no it wasn't. However, your distraction from the charge that Israel embargoed the new government, not allowing it to form, and continuing thi...
by Crissa
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is White Dominance Exaggerated?
Replies: 348
Views: 69318

Re: Is White Dominance Exaggerated?

CorruptUser wrote:China has a larger GDP than the US. So... no. Shift happens.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=china+gdp Their GDP is 60% of the US. Their GDP per capita is 11% of the US.

So no. Should we count the media impact of US products, since GDP doesn't measure that? It'd even be more disparate.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 42622

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

If you aren't prepared to explain... This has already occurred. There's alot of reading there. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethics Democracy's output is a popularity contest, but that doesn't change whether something is right or wrong. Abolitionists said slavery was wrong, even though it was not se...
by Crissa
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631698

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

So you're saying he let the CIA and Army run things completely out of his control. In the US - you may be unaware of this - the President isn't an ultimate authority. Nearly everything the administration does has to be vetted through Congress via bills and appointments. If Congress says the adminis...
by Crissa
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 548890

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

It's not like we don't have members posting pretty much the same antagonistic, hardline, can't-negotiate Israeli position. Why it needs to be argued is beyond me. I have a friend who has relatives in Israel, and just talking about the subject makes him break out into tears. He almost reflexively bac...
by Crissa
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is White Dominance Exaggerated?
Replies: 348
Views: 69318

Re: Is White Dominance Exaggerated?

It's interesting that we have to repeatedly prove why overrepresentation of a dominant group is bad. Basically it boils down to how that becomes an environmental factor of culture; and entrenches institutional , rather than intentional, disparity. Unintentional bias is real, it's hard to root out, a...
by Crissa
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 548890

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Look, Hamas won an election. There were no rocket attacks. Israel refused to release the PA's funding to the new government. Israel is strangling the process because they didn't like the election results.

How exactly can this conflict be thrown at the Palestinian feet this time?

-Crissa
by Crissa
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631698

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

As an aside: I never understand why Kennedy is liked so much in the USA. First he invades Cuba, and completely botches it, driving Castro into the hands of the Soviet Union. Then he escalates the Vietnam war. And as if that isn't enough, he nearly destroys the fucking planet. That's pretty ahistori...
by Crissa
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay cures AIDS
Replies: 39
Views: 7890

Re: Child with HIV cured

CorruptUser wrote:If she was on minimum wage with a kid, she would've definitely qualified for Medicaid.

Not in Mississippi.

Medicaid qualification is a state-by-state issue.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage
Replies: 239
Views: 37128

Re: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage

However, the perception issue you bring up is important. When people think of cooking, they do tend to envision the long, drawn out affair. Somewhere along the line, we've begun to view cooking as tedious and time consuming. ... Because, somehow, if it's efficient, it's not really cooking. I think ...
by Crissa
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 42622

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

It's an entire field of study. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=difference+between+ethical+construct+and+authority will get a few essays on ethics of the self. If you're really curious about it, there are very good books and college courses on this subject, probably at your local community college as well. Like...
by Crissa
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 42622

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

So now you're tantrumming because I pointed out that an ethical construct is different than a moral authority?

That's just silly.

It's totally inappropriate to this thread for me to list the entirety of an ethical construct.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Washing hands after using bathroom
Replies: 152
Views: 33112

Re: Washing hands after using bathroom

I'm pretty sure I don't have to choose between public sanitation and world peace.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legal marijuana is here. Or there, I suppose.
Replies: 32
Views: 10838

Re: Legal marijuana is here. Or there, I suppose.

Yeah, for a few months. It's been decriminalized in Washington that time, too. But I looked for a thread, and no one posted a thread about it. So I started a thread. I didn't actually go in the store because I had to catch a plane. And carrying it on a plane seemed like a dumb idea when I can get it...
by Crissa
Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 42622

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

Yes, they're 'because reasons' and not 'because authority'. That is, in fact, the different.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 367535

Re: Gun Control

Is Hoboguy using pretty much the same exact style of argument that got SFX a time out from the climate change threads?

What use is it comparing random two items without doing any controls for other variables?

-Crissa
by Crissa
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 42622

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

No...you essentially based your reasoning(so far as it was explained) on popularity. No, you are mistaken. What are yours based on and how would you enforce them? Ethical constructions. Some people call them 'morals' but they are not 1:1 correlation, since one infers an actual structure designed to...
by Crissa
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legal marijuana is here. Or there, I suppose.
Replies: 32
Views: 10838

Legal marijuana is here. Or there, I suppose.

So the first legal marijuana retail store opened in Vancouver, WA yesterday.

It looked very bland, little UV-blocking pouched of dried buds.

They were proud of their ten pounds of inventory.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 61673

Re: 1196: "Subways"

(The vast majority of the system is grade-separated, but there are a few short locations where there is traffic sharing - however the traffic sharing is *ONLY* with same-system buses, not with general traffic.) That's not true! On the bridges, such as the Broadway, the lane sharing includes general...
by Crissa
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631698

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

No one uses the Erie Canal these day. Detroit is in the middle of nothing. You do know Detroit isn't in Pennsylvania or New York, right? Basically, we can't just sell people homes in places jobs only exist for a few years. It's a huge waste. Capitalism does nothing to return realty to profitable us...
by Crissa
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 548890

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

There's a source of violence here. And it's Israel. Israel has the tanks, the guns, the nukes. Israelis kills more Palestinians than vice versa. Until that's not true, it's literally irrelevant what else they want to say. Israel is, in fact, in the wrong here. They actually do have to negotiate with...
by Crissa
Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 42622

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

Yeah, we get to cluck our tongues at people who disapprove of atheists or gays or whatever bigotry they have, whether or not we manage to get our legal system to recognize it. A hundred years ago, this might have read: "We get to cluck our tongues at people who approve of athieths or gays or w...
by Crissa
Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 150292

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

Why would I need to define your word or find evidence for your assertion?

-Crissa

I like the idea of a mosquito laser.
by Crissa
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 548890

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

So what has Israel's position on the last election been? Oh, right, that they won't let Palestinians choose a government they don't approve of. Damn straight I don't care about Israelis having to sprint home. Because they don't care about Palestinians . It's not my fight, but damned if I'm going to ...
by Crissa
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631698

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Those sound like terrible reasons to build a city. Oil is a boom commodity, it's there for a little while, then it's gone. And the major trading ports are already built. Detroit is in the middle of them.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage
Replies: 239
Views: 37128

Re: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage

Chen wrote:I know I can personally...

There's your problem right there.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 150292

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

The Hippies seem to think, "The Tribe is all Mankind, except RedNecks and Intellectuals." Then make a thread about it. However, I don't know of any such example, and while I admit there's probably examples of everything, this doesn't seem like a thing, at all. And I live in a county with ...
by Crissa
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631698

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

CorruptUser wrote:Just not throwing more money at a city that died years ago.

That's dumb. We're building new cities why, exactly?

-Crissa
by Crissa
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Corporations now have religious freedom
Replies: 102
Views: 21211

Re: US Corporations now have religious freedom

Still no opposing sources.

I guess I win.

BTW, Google has lots supporting my position, if you're interested. I'm not anymore.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage
Replies: 239
Views: 37128

Re: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage

It's just a myth that fast food saves time. The average time spent searching, commuting, and waiting to get said food is generally the same as the time spent on preparing yourself. But they have to have the skills and tools to do it. And that's what I think is missing; inveighing that they should do...
by Crissa
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 548890

Re: Israel/Palestine Heats Up

Who's doing punitive strikes? Last night Israel bombed some rocket launchers, weapons caches, and command posts. Two command posts were in residential houses, so they warned the residents first. Yeah. That's not what's happening, though. The rocket launchers are backpacks and cars in residential pa...

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