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by aeki
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullied bus monitor given $500000 for being bad at her job.
Replies: 109
Views: 16396

Re: Bullied bus monitor given $500000 for being bad at her j

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/22/12357236-donations-for-bullied-bus-monitor-soar-past-500000?lite Apparently all suffering has been solved in the world because this women is being given a "small" fortune by the internet because she is spineless enough to allow a couple of twel...
by aeki
Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Feminist attacked by 4chan, guy responds
Replies: 94
Views: 14439

Re: Feminist attacked by 4chan, guy responds

I haven't actually had a chance to watch the video, and I'm sure I'd largely agree with the whole thing. It's probably a good idea to go watch it. It's also a good idea to check out Anita Sarkeesian's site , which has a list of media coverage about the incidents. My entire purpose here was original...
by aeki
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Feminist attacked by 4chan, guy responds
Replies: 94
Views: 14439

Re: Feminist attacked by 4chan, guy responds

Does it truly make people angry that I said that I agreed with Iceman and wasn't convinced by ameretrifle's argument because of the way it affected me emotionally (more or less)? I'm not angry with you. I just think that it's incorrect to believe that your discomfort with other people's anger is mo...
by aeki
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Feminist attacked by 4chan, guy responds
Replies: 94
Views: 14439

Re: Feminist attacked by 4chan, guy responds

I WANT to be one of you, I WANT to respect trigger warnings, and be as unprejudice as I can be and check my privelige and avoid saying thinking and doing problematic things. I don't doubt that you want to help. I don't doubt that your heart's in the right place. But when I look at your actions, I s...
by aeki
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Feminist attacked by 4chan, guy responds
Replies: 94
Views: 14439

Re: Feminist attacked by 4chan, guy responds

I strongly disagree with the tone of ameretrifle's post on the previous page. Why does ameretrifle have to edit her reactions to make you feel better? Iceman was looking at the problem from a different angle, by considering the feelings of the aggressors in this situation, and ameretrifle refuted i...
by aeki
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Feminist attacked by 4chan, guy responds
Replies: 94
Views: 14439

Re: Feminist attacked by 4chan, guy responds

It's certainly rude. It's also generally protected free speech. Protections that are an important part of our freedom, that we would be foolish to limit simply because we don't like it when people are rude. So I would classify trolling like that as permissible. No. From Anita Sarkeesian's Kickstart...
by aeki
Thu May 10, 2012 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: obama endorses same-sex marriage
Replies: 348
Views: 40670

Re: obama endorses same-sex marriage

Not sure if real or hardcore troll. I'm thinking troll. People who want to preserve their unfair advantages tend to make up rationalizations for why the disadvantaged class don't deserve to be equal, they don't flat-out say that it's for personal gain. Also, this: Thinking, work, understanding; all...
by aeki
Thu May 10, 2012 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: obama endorses same-sex marriage
Replies: 348
Views: 40670

Re: obama endorses same-sex marriage

Роберт wrote:For example, men were harmed by women's suffrage, because their votes lost power.


If only we were still in the good old days when men were men who understood the nature of woman!
by aeki
Thu May 10, 2012 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: obama endorses same-sex marriage
Replies: 348
Views: 40670

Re: obama endorses same-sex marriage

Why is it a stretch? They had status; they lost it. That's what harm is. If you've never had normalcy, continuing to not have it isn't harm. Just because you now think you should have it, doesn't mean that the world should change. Sure, I get it. When people have unfair advantages it's wrong to tak...
by aeki
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 176471

Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

My position has nothing to do with women, and I am not singling out birth control (though in the case of birth control being used solely to prevent procreation, it is a particularly egregious example of what I dislike about the health care bill). You keep focusing on how you don't want medicine tha...
by aeki
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 176471

Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

What I'm saying is that you don't get to force other people to pay so that you can have sex without getting pregnant (in my opinion, the last five words can be replaced by most things, and it would still be right). Are you saying you're also against forcing other people to pay for maternity and ped...
by aeki
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 176471

Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

I know I'm going to get lots of flak for this, but I feel obligated to point out that there's a free way to prevent pregnancy with 100% success rate (other than rape). I don't think it's helpful to say that poor people just shouldn't have relationships until they have pulled themselves up by their ...
by aeki
Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 176471

Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

They are preventing them from getting birth control through their insurance plan , which is hardly the only way it can be obtained. Did you read Sandra Fluke's testimony? Birth control is expensive enough that for a not-insignificant amount of people getting it through their insurance plan - which ...
by aeki
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 176471

Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

When that group of employers is religious in nature, and when those employers object to the new law on religious grounds... then yes, this is a religious issue. BTW: I'm not arguing to convince anyone here. I'm not that naive. I just wish to demonstrate that despite the super right-wing bastards li...
by aeki
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 176471

Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

On the topic of Rush Limbaugh, I have never listened to his show but the whole situation seems like ridiculously overblown election hysteria. Yeah, he said something stupid and malicious. He most likely did it with the intention of getting exactly this reaction although temporarily losing some spon...
by aeki
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 176471

Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

Whether life begins at conception is immaterial when we're discussing birth control pills, IUDs, or condoms, because the sperm and egg never come together (although it would be an issue for RU486 morning after pills), so conception never happens. I mean. You're wrong there. Actually. Conception is ...
by aeki
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 176471

Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

Apologies for off topic but 3000 dollars! Surely that can't be right. If insurance companies are really paying that for normal BC pills then US health care is going wrong somewhere. The >$3000 was how much birth control costs over the course of law school, not in a single year. She mentioned a frie...
by aeki
Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Slutwalk [trigger warning]
Replies: 149
Views: 16366

Re: Slutwalk

If i were to walk in a bad part of town with hundred dollar bills hanging out of my pockets with gold jewelery on and a shirt that say's "Quaker's don't fight back" at midnight I would probably get mugged, that doesn't make it my fault it also doesn't make it smart. The clothing worn by a...
by aeki
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2702437

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

It is really fucking surreal when I think to myself "I want to go home" and then realize that I am in fact home. I do this all the time - what I really mean is "I want to be in a mental space free of anxieties, expectations, and unhappiness where I can relax and enjoy myself", b...
by aeki
Sun May 18, 2008 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Silent Hill Series.... and Planks.
Replies: 45
Views: 7399

Re: The silent hill series

I got sick of listening to people talk about this series and not having a clue what they were talking about so I bought the first three games, but apparently although PS1 games can be played on a PS2 they can't be saved on a PS2 memory card. I played Silent Hill 1 up to the boss fight in the school,...
by aeki
Sat May 17, 2008 3:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28599
Views: 3379019

Re: Rant Thread

Not everything is a phallic icon, people. I don't know, dude, have you looked at your power button recently? Clearly the line symbolizes the phallus and the circle symbolizes the whatever-the-latin-term-for-the-vagina-is, and when they're transposed they represent an endless cycle of electric life ...
by aeki
Sat May 17, 2008 3:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2702437

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Upsilon wrote:No, leave the shirt off. I don't want you to have to take your pants off in order to maintain balance.


Especially considering he's 14 and that would likely get him arrested for posting child pornography.
by aeki
Sat May 17, 2008 3:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Excuse me but WHAT?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2528

Re: Excuse me but WHAT?!

There is a dominant group--which in this case, are the conservatives--who oppresses other groups to retain their control. what? isnt the definition conservitive to have less government? or does this no longer count now that neocon == republican? The problem is that 'conservatism' means a lot of dif...
by aeki
Fri May 16, 2008 12:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Speaker for the Dead
Replies: 70
Views: 8209

Re: Speaker for the Dead

Alpha Omicron wrote:They can go ahead and put me in a glass case right away, I don't mind.


Like Bodyworlds! You don't actually have to be 4000 years old to be a fascinating exhibition.
by aeki
Thu May 15, 2008 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Good, Buyable Point-and-click Adventures?
Replies: 48
Views: 6050

Re: Good, Buyable Point-and-click Adventures?

Why LucasArts don't make a point of keeping the Monkey Island trilogy (or "bounty pack") "in print" is beyond me. Release it in compact packaging without any printed manuals, and surely the money they'd make from people keen to buy a legit version is more than they'd spend on pr...
by aeki
Tue May 13, 2008 4:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Speaker for the Dead
Replies: 70
Views: 8209

Re: Speaker for the Dead

goblin_subway wrote:No one gives a crap about other cultures.


I think the point of the archeologists is that they do give a crap about other cultures and want other people to give a crap about them too, thus the displays of people/artifacts of other cultures.
by aeki
Sat May 10, 2008 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The problem with feminism (and Christianity, and ....)
Replies: 53
Views: 5741

Re: The problem with feminism (and Christianity, and ....)

just be aware, and weigh the relative merits of the discomfort caused by ignoring the instinctual assessment against the resources lost by getting the job done sub-optimally, and go with whichever comes out on top Yes, feminism is about (a) making people aware that going with instinctual assessment...
by aeki
Sat May 10, 2008 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The problem with feminism (and Christianity, and ....)
Replies: 53
Views: 5741

Re: The problem with feminism (and Christianity, and ....)

Then what is? Objectification is based on the difference between the way you treat people and the way you treat objects. People have rights, you have to consider how your actions affect them when you interact with them. You feel empathy toward people and don't like it when they get hurt. Objects ha...
by aeki
Sat May 10, 2008 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The problem with feminism (and Christianity, and ....)
Replies: 53
Views: 5741

Re: The problem with feminism (and Christianity, and ....)

So when someone objects to "objectification", my response is, "Get over it! It's hardware!" The assessment of physical genetic fitness takes place with fantastic mathematical accuracy and precision within split-seconds of seeing a woman and/or her figure. Did you read anything I...
by aeki
Sat May 10, 2008 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 357005

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Misconception: You must apologize each and every time that you brush against someone on a public bus. Seriously, folks, it's a crowded moving vehicle. You sliding past my sleeve or clipping the edge of my shoe will not be taken as some grand offence. Yeah, but if you don't apologize after doing so ...
by aeki
Sat May 10, 2008 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The problem with feminism (and Christianity, and ....)
Replies: 53
Views: 5741

Re: The problem with feminism (and Christianity, and ....)

My point goes a bit deeper than that, though. I don't draw a "category difference" between instinct and socialisation. I see socialisation as merely what happens when people interact, their interactions being defined by instincts which have themselves interacted with other instincts and b...
by aeki
Tue May 06, 2008 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2702437

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

cypherspace wrote:Confession: I just went to bed and got back up because someone was wrong on the internet. :(


Clearly you need to get a laptop and bring it to bed so you don't have to get back up out of it. If you practice enough, you should eventually be able to argue in your sleep!
by aeki
Tue May 06, 2008 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Good, Buyable Point-and-click Adventures?
Replies: 48
Views: 6050

Re: Good, Buyable Point-and-click Adventures?

I may have to investigate this. I think I remembered to do that, and I've also tried it in a few compatibility modes. I will double-check, just to be sure, when I get home later. Googling "grim fandango vista" gets me this page , which says if you download the patch and set the compatibil...
by aeki
Sun May 04, 2008 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The problem with feminism (and Christianity, and ....)
Replies: 53
Views: 5741

Re: The problem with feminism (and Christianity, and ....)

objectification You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. Objectification is based on the difference between the way you treat people and the way you treat objects. People have rights, you have to consider how your actions affect them when you interact with them. Yo...
by aeki
Sun May 04, 2008 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Good, Buyable Point-and-click Adventures?
Replies: 48
Views: 6050

Re: Good, Buyable Point-and-click Adventures?

Grim Fandango Grim Fandango Grim Fandango Grim Fandango Grim Fandango Grim Fandango Grim Fandango Man, you just know that eventually some unlucky person is going to be convinced to play Grim Fandango and when it fails to cure leprosy or bring their dog back from the dead will come back here and say...
by aeki
Sat May 03, 2008 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Good, Buyable Point-and-click Adventures?
Replies: 48
Views: 6050

Re: Good, Buyable Point-and-click Adventures?

As much as the Tim Schafer shrine in my living room testifies to my love of Grim Fandango, I have to point out that it isn't actually point-n-click. The puzzle mechanics are very similar to the other LucasArts point-n-click games, though, so if by "point and click" you really mean type of ...
by aeki
Fri May 02, 2008 5:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2702437

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

..my favorite movie ever created is The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension I've never seen Buckaroo Banzai, but I know it's not just a movie. Confession: I can't seem to feed myself properly. It's too much work to cook (andI hate my kitchen anyway) and I don't like going to Jimm...
by aeki
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit(Hey this has spoilers okay guys?)
Replies: 9
Views: 3030

Re: Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit(Hey this has spoilers okay guys?)

Except for when you're detective Miles, which is good because you need that black coolness to save you from Lucas' mopes. It's true. Did you know that black people are accompanied by a funk soundtrack that plays during everything they do? It's true! Meanwhile whites and latinos are stuck with tragi...
by aeki
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Dirk Gentley's Hollistic Detective Agency
Replies: 29
Views: 4047

Re: Dirk Gentley's Hollistic Detective Agency

I found that The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is more fun to read when you're visualizing a time traveler arguing with Samuel Taylor Coleridge about what the albatross does or does not signify.
by aeki
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books/Series that're a guilty pleasure
Replies: 37
Views: 5730

Re: Books/Series that're a guilty pleasure

Stephanie Plum books for me. Yeah, there's a lot of discussion about how much eye makeup she's wearing and how many doughnuts she's eating, and she spends way too much time waffling between love interests which is getting old as the series gets longer, but they're funny, damn it. Plus, there are exp...

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