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by ᴨ !314159
Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively
Replies: 122
Views: 14959

Re: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively

Uhh... no? Nobody is suggesting forcing anybody to do anything. We are suggesting that it is bigoted and oppressive to avoid people over sexual orientation, and that it would be good for people to reconsider their reasons for doing this. "I don't like homosexual people". The way some of t...
by ᴨ !314159
Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religious Privilege
Replies: 65
Views: 6246

Re: Religious Privilege

Most, if not all (I've not checked), European countries also have a national religion, so it would make sense for them to give money to an institution that goes along with the national religion. The U.S. does not have a national religion, so giving money to religious organizations is wrong. Separat...
by ᴨ !314159
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Waking up in the morning (w/o caffeine)
Replies: 27
Views: 2811

Re: Waking up in the morning (w/o caffeine)

Cynical Idealist wrote:Black tea has plenty of caffeine.


Well damnit, I've been living a lie for six years.
by ᴨ !314159
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively
Replies: 122
Views: 14959

Re: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively

Whom I chose to be friends with has no bearing on that. But you said that the majority of the people where you live are uncomfortable with gay people, and avoid them. You cannot pretend that this does not have far-reaching social and economic implications for gay people. The alternative is forcing ...
by ᴨ !314159
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively
Replies: 122
Views: 14959

Re: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively

So now we're not allowed to not associate with homosexuals anymore?

ie, in order to be Basically Decent, you must have homosexual friends?!

:|
by ᴨ !314159
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively
Replies: 122
Views: 14959

Re: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively

How is avoiding gay people on a personal level not a textbook example of orientation-based oppression? I'm sorry, I understood "oppression" to mean discrimination on a societal level, such as denying homosexuals the rights and duties that the rest of the citizens have. Whom I chose to be ...
by ᴨ !314159
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Waking up in the morning (w/o caffeine)
Replies: 27
Views: 2811

Re: Waking up in the morning (w/o caffeine)

Cynical Idealist wrote:Decaffeinated tea, I assume?


Harrods Earl Grey. To be honest I've never even bothered checking up what's in it, and I regularly drink a cup in the morning and two to three during the afternoon-evening.
by ᴨ !314159
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively
Replies: 122
Views: 14959

Re: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively

Jesus, where the fuck do you live? Here, I don't have to go out of my way at all to find blatant, casual homophobia. If that's the case, perhaps you do have a reason to feel the way you do. Where I live, the majority of people feel uncomfortable with homosexuals, but don't take it past avoiding the...
by ᴨ !314159
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively
Replies: 122
Views: 14959

Re: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively

You're the leader of a squad in Afghanistan. You just sprained both your wrists while cartwheeling away from a burst of enemy machine gun fire. Your squad has one grenade left and a group of enemies are approaching from about 70 yards away. You have a male soldier to your left and a female soldier ...
by ᴨ !314159
Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively
Replies: 122
Views: 14959

Re: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively

You say "throw like a girl" all the time, don't you? My native language does not have a corresponding phrase, nor do I frequently discuss the topic of throwing objects. For that matter, I only participate in discussions such as this one because I'm annoyed by people who go out of their wa...
by ᴨ !314159
Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively
Replies: 122
Views: 14959

Re: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively

Continuing to propagate memes of oppression (Insulting jokes, group based insults) are just one of the many ways we as individuals continue to propagate an oppressive culture. I don't see the connection between an unrelated usage of the word "gay" and oppression of the homosexual communit...
by ᴨ !314159
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: what would you choose as your super power?
Replies: 636
Views: 74454

Re: Super-ish Powers

-The ability to absorb information quicker, combined with photographic memory - get out of jail uni free card -The ability to see more of the EM spectrum - the highlights of this one would likely amount to night-vision, seeing wifi hotspots and x-ray vision -Conscious control over my autonomic nerve...
by ᴨ !314159
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Waking up in the morning (w/o caffeine)
Replies: 27
Views: 2811

Re: Waking up in the morning (w/o caffeine)

I know this sounds cliche, but take a shower, have a decent breakfast, and a cup of black tea if you must. Of course, sleeping more than 6 hours helps tremendously as well. Disclaimer: I'm 19 and I've never used caffeine in my life, I'm just describing my usual morning and not giving instructions fo...
by ᴨ !314159
Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively
Replies: 122
Views: 14959

Re: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively

Good for you. No one was saying you did. You don't have to be homophobic to be encouraging homophobia. Pervasively equating "gay" with "bad" will do just fine. As opposed to pervasively equating "gay" with "homosexual"? Still, I try not to use "guys"...
by ᴨ !314159
Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westerwelle: "This is Germany, speak German"
Replies: 37
Views: 4644

Re: Westerwelle: "This is Germany, speak German"

Telling a tourist "This is Germany, speak German" would be a dick move. Now, there are manners, and it is rude, when travelling, to assume everyone speaks your preferred language, and wants to try. At the very least, ask "Do you speak English?" or something to show it's ok if th...
by ᴨ !314159
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively
Replies: 122
Views: 14959

Re: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively

H2SO4 wrote:No, n, they DO. Also 'ignorant', 'bigot', and 'intolerant'.


"No" is not an argument, and neither are groundless personal insults.
by ᴨ !314159
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively
Replies: 122
Views: 14959

Re: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively

Funny, I could've sworn this wasn't about bashing/defending homosexuals, but about the liberal usage of the word "gay" in the context of a general insult. To get back on topic, the word obviously has many different meanings, and frankly it's a bit of a stretch to assume the "homosexua...
by ᴨ !314159
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westerwelle: "This is Germany, speak German"
Replies: 37
Views: 4644

Re: Westerwelle: "This is Germany, speak German"

I like being able to go to Germany without having to learn a new language. Most Frenchmen know English, most Germans know English, and most Europeans know English. Why set up barriers that prevents Americans, Britishmen, and Europeans from visiting Germany and communicating in a common language?? B...
by ᴨ !314159
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively
Replies: 122
Views: 14959

Re: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively

Wow, good job at being a walking example of all the stupidest arguments people make to justify the fact that they get personally grossed out at the idea of buttsex, which they somehow can't avoid thinking about in graphic detail every time they see two guys holding hands. How is it "stupid&quo...
by ᴨ !314159
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively
Replies: 122
Views: 14959

Re: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively

And don't even get me started on their obscene habit of carrying offspring around with them. I mean, it's not like gay men carry around a santorum-covered condom to show everyone they've had gay sex, so why do I need to see your advertisement to the world that you've had your disgusting straight se...
by ᴨ !314159
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google Wave
Replies: 190
Views: 21167

Re: Google Wave

I signed up not long after they first published the keynote video, and still didn't get an invite.

For those of you who were more lucky, feel free to send an invite over to norbert dot hermann dot zanker at gmail dot com
by ᴨ !314159
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westerwelle: "This is Germany, speak German"
Replies: 37
Views: 4644

Re: Westerwelle: "This is Germany, speak German"

Noc wrote:This thread has hereby been HIJACKED BY AMERICA.


Not unheard of in Germany

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by ᴨ !314159
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westerwelle: "This is Germany, speak German"
Replies: 37
Views: 4644

Re: Westerwelle: "This is Germany, speak German"

I think German should be the official language of politics because it sounds so vitriolic. That would depend on the speaker. Perhaps you're thinking "unfamiliar" instead of vitriolic. Besides, if politics were to have an official language, something more neutral would be in order. Latin d...
by ᴨ !314159
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westerwelle: "This is Germany, speak German"
Replies: 37
Views: 4644

Re: Westerwelle: "This is Germany, speak German"

Gonna go ahead and disagree with you completely there. When was the last time that any government official in the US gave a speech that wasn't primarily in English? I don't see how that statement disagrees with mine. The fact that the majority of the country uses English on all levels of communicat...
by ᴨ !314159
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westerwelle: "This is Germany, speak German"
Replies: 37
Views: 4644

Re: Westerwelle: "This is Germany, speak German"

But in America, its a terrible thing to make people speak english. America doesn't have an official language on the federal level. The English language and culture can hardly be said to have been an overwhelming effect on the development of the USA. Although such things can be hard to assess object...
by ᴨ !314159
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westerwelle: "This is Germany, speak German"
Replies: 37
Views: 4644

Westerwelle: "This is Germany, speak German"

Since there seems to be a trend of people starting threads about politicians from their countries. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91mbT03oHYw Brief: Westerwelle, major victor in the recent German parliamentary election and semi-officially our new vice-kanzler and foreign minister, refused to answer ...
by ᴨ !314159
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK: Brown gets pissed
Replies: 44
Views: 3771

Re: UK: Brown gets pissed

MrGee wrote:I thought the Tories were the party in favor of monarchy. Isn't that a contradiction in terms? :P


It is my understanding that none of the major British political parties oppose the current system of constitutional monarchy outright.
by ᴨ !314159
Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's the first xkcd comic you read?
Replies: 41
Views: 3161

Re: What's the first xkcd comic you read?

As I normally do with webcomics I stumble upon, I started from the beginning.
by ᴨ !314159
Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2412782

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey all, I've been reading xkcd for as long as I can remember, and recently began lurking around the fora. I'm a 19 years old university student of information theory and mathematics, and a FOSS and linguistics geek in my free time - English is my third language, so I'd just like to plead incompeten...

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