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by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yes, yes, this, exactly this. I am absolutely stunned at how those on the right who were HORRIFIED at the whispers of Obama's 'corruption' and spent 8 years foaming at the mouth about it, but everything that's going on now is NBD. The way I feel about this now makes me somewhat sympathetic to 9/11 t...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 22054

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

Very much so! I absolutely recognize that my echo chamber is simply non-overlapping with their echo chamber, and I think that's a problem for multiple reasons, and what led to the rise of post-truth America. It's why I'm saying we live in different worlds. That said, the point that there's simply no...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 22054

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

A lot of my Facebook friends post stuff from like, OccupyDemocrats.com and DemocracyNow.com. I wouldn't consider those particularly exemplary news sources. But even Fox News has featured stories about how fake news outperformed real news this election cycle, and given that I think Fox News actually ...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

What gmalivuk said. Also, prior to this election, one of my big sticking points was 'science education, funding, the environment, and getting rid of pseudoscience'. I recognize that the left is guilty of the pseudoscience part - a lot of very liberal people think alt-science/med is a good thing, aka...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Don't panic. I'll remind you we are in the early stages of the Trump Era. In the first two years we will find out who is who and what is what. It's not panic about Trump as it is panic about how indifferent to reality the right has become. I lament the far left and their insistence on pseudoscience...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The Great Hippo wrote:I strongly suspect history will describe this as the "post-Trump" era of American politics.
Man, I... I can't believe this is where we are.
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump has contradicted himself sentence to sentence, and no one seems to care. People currently seeing what they want to see, they are filtering. In time the filters will fray. Trump has no real record in terms of his ability to do this job. He's a cypher. I'm very hopeful that this will happen bef...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

But again, he came back from those Bankruptcies and defaults only because he had the money to afford the lawyers that could exploit the tax loophole. Exactly how much of Trump's financial activity are you privy to? This is a known fact - when his casino's failed, he didn't take a loss, other people...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Tyndmyr wrote:Most of us are not praising Trump. We're merely labeling him as an average businessman, given his starting advantages.
Whereas most of the praise I hear about Trump is that he is a 'brilliant businessman'.

I think you know this. And I think there's a lot of selective responses going on here.
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 22054

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

I've tried underlining at times that there are strong parallels between what the Jews experienced in Nazi Germany and what both has happened in America and what may happen, but that's washed away as being hyperbolic. I've also tried pointing out that their fears were unfounded and nothing came of th...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them
Replies: 51
Views: 15414

Re: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Also, don't forget one of the central Muggle characters is a 'Salemist'. I think that's a pretty deliberate point - the relationship between Wizards and Muggles has been pretty rocky for a while, and this is just sort of where they are now with it. IIRC, one of the points in the Harry Potter books i...
by Izawwlgood
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Classifing Organism by Mechanical Structure
Replies: 18
Views: 5014

Re: Classifing Organism by Mechanical Structure

I'm not clear on why you're asking this here, then. How does the structures in the bodies of oysters and plants that give the organisms their shape compare to the skeletons, exoskeletons, or soft-tissue system of animals? Are you asking for fictional science purposes, or to understand evolution? An...
by Izawwlgood
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I was linked to this post that presents, let's say, curious viewpoint on Trump's racism and our (the left wing) reaction to it. The media (and others) are still crying wolf on Trump A couple excerpts to highlight the main points and blogger's main line of reasoning: 4. Aren’t there a lot of voters ...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

He's literally trolling you. In addition to the fact that this is a serious problem in and of itself, it reminds me of the way Republicans complained in 2008 that they couldn't trust Obama because he 'waffled'. At some point in time the Republican party is going to have to acknowledge the fact that...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

He's either a racist, or he's faking it to pander to racists I'll wait on a whatever policies he exposes to make a final decision on if he's just more unfiltered or a real racist. I sometimes think that Trump sounds worse because other politicians filter so hard so as not to offend anyone. That he ...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 22054

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

I don't want to claim any sort of ownership over being the only person with this issue, so, where the conversation goes is where the conversation goes :) Just going back to this, what do your parents think about secular Judaism? Is their problem that you can't have morals without religious practices...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Classifing Organism by Mechanical Structure
Replies: 18
Views: 5014

Re: Classifing Organism by Mechanical Structure

Yeah, to emphasize Angua's point, a class in Taxonomy or Evolutionary Biology is almost equal parts crash course in Latin/Greek, because a lot of organisms are basically named after what they look like. "Blue Wide Triangle Scaled Lizard" or such. If this is a funsies exercise, yeah, sure, ...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 22054

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

For context one of the reasons I posted is that you guys are A ) mostly pretty much emotionally mature individuals whose opinions and guidance I've watched and respected over the nearly 10 years I've been posting here, and B ) you all don't have any biases with respect to the players involved other ...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 22054

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

The more I read the more I get the impression that you've made a decision and that you are looking for justifications. A little, but I'm also upset about this and wanted feedback. I hadn't considered tackling this issue differently for each parent, truthfully. Not with respect to changing minds, bu...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And the difference is, Trump changed his language as soon as people at his rallies began to get violent. This is a fascinating thing to say. I don't mean this to be combative, but my understanding is that literally the opposite happened - Trump not only encouraged violence at his rallies from the g...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 22054

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

I think it's important to understand that it's very unlikely that you will ever change your parents' views on any of these matters. I absolutely understand this, which is upsetting to me because A ) my mother has spent the last 8 years trying to change my mind, and B ) my parents are bigots. wherea...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I absolutely grant that that is a thing. I'm seeing a lot more third party supporters bemoaning Trump. Liberals claimed that Trump supporters would riot and would never support Clinton. Come a few weeks later, we learn the opposite is also true. To be fair, violence is occurring both ways, and one v...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 22054

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

More or less. That's putting it lightly. Last time I had them over, in addition to the staged intervention attempt, they hid various "you're going to hell" messages throughout the entire house. One of them, stuffed into a grill, nearly started a fire, as I didn't think someone would stuff...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 22054

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

The path that I think resonates best with my position is to call them on the bigotry and minimize contact and exchanges to ensure a bare minimum of civility. I feel pretty abandoned by my family though, and given some of the conflicts I've had with my parents in the past few years regarding my choic...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 22054

family with morally reprehensible views

Yup. My parents voted Trump, and not for reasons entirely based around fiscal policy. I overheard them talking this morning about how 'black protestors aren't real Americans'. The conversation went downhill from there. I was pretty standoffish with them most of the day, but my mom gave me a ride to ...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 50
Views: 17428

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

Yeah, literally one of the points that needs to get underlined frequently in this show is that these hosts ARE NOT HUMANS. Not, mind you, for the audience, but for the technicians who are working on them, because they frequently seem to forget that the HOSTS ARE NOT HUMANS. That's the thing to keep ...
by Izawwlgood
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Apologies if you aren't, I may have correctly inferred from a scattering of comments you've made that you were, or were trying to downplay the seriousness of his election.
by Izawwlgood
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I understand your pain, and if Trump really does turn into Godwin's and the 'deportation camps' open up, please let me know if you need to hide in my attic. I wonder where you're willing to draw the line of accepting that his policies are going to be very bad. Ben Carson has been tapped for Secreta...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The list of what Trump hopes to accomplish his first 100 days in office is... well, it includes things I am in favor of, which frankly, is more than I was expecting at this point in time.
by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The whole idea that Hillary just couldn't inspire like Obama is a load of shit, anyways. Trump was up for election, that simple. What Obama didn't have was baggage. Hillary had too much. Hillary shouldn't have been the candidate. ... are you kidding me? Do you NOT remember the rhetoric of 08? Obama...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Make The City Great Again
Spoiler:
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by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

KnightExemplar wrote:What about if you just found the classified emails thing more important?
If you prioritize whether or not she used an email server inappropriately over whether or not Trump is a multifaceted bigot, I think you've pretty much told me all we need to know and explained yourself quite succinctly, really.
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So the spoiling didn't work then, did it. If these people didn't want Trump, they did the wrong thing to not get Trump. No one votes third party with intent to spoil. That's silly since its far easier to "spoil" the other side by voting for the other major party. I think the point was the...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1149391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm speechless, and very very disappointed.
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 50
Views: 17428

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

Response to Chen My sense was they were already so far down the 'we done fucked up' road, that she was basically blackmailing them. If they just deactivated her, there'd be a record of the shinnanigans in her whateverwhatever. Also, part of her character is reading and understanding peop...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 50
Views: 17428

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

Watching someone Transcend was pretty awesome.
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Future of The Brain (2014)
Replies: 55
Views: 10308

Re: The Future of The Brain (2014)

You can't simulate a brain in a way that credibly reproduces a brain's functionality because a brain relies on all the stuff around it for its functionality. It can't be compressed, abstracted, or removed from its context and still *be* a functional brain; it's part of a genetic algorithm (our DNA)...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Future of The Brain (2014)
Replies: 55
Views: 10308

Re: The Future of The Brain (2014)

Yeah, I really don't know why I'm still bothering - exchanges with you underline that you aren't capable of a scientific discourse, as if the last 4 threads didn't already make that point. Thomas Kuhn Not really outside of brief readings on the history of science - I was busy doing actual science, a...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Future of The Brain (2014)
Replies: 55
Views: 10308

Re: The Future of The Brain (2014)

Your capacity to cherry pick at this point is actually better than your ability to proffer pet theories. Perhaps look to the sentence AFTER the one you quoted? And again, your point that sometimes innovation comes from outside a field to move a field forward is, as GH said, trivially true. Yes. Some...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 95016

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

If I had to hazard a guess, I would feel pretty safe presuming Randall is at the very least anti-Trump.

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