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Postby Chen » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:40 pm UTC

Jesse wrote:It was the giving 14 public spaces to Christian churches and not to anyone else. As you can tell because they shut the system down the minute atheists instead got to use those spaces, rather than Christians.


Wasn't it 14 spaces for Nativity scenes though? I mean was it a general festival that just happened to always have Nativity scenes? Because if the festival itself is already about Nativity it stands to reason the various churches are the ones that would be interested. I can see why the synagogue might want them too but why would atheists want to put up Nativity scenes?

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Postby SlyReaper » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:52 pm UTC

Chen wrote:
Jesse wrote:It was the giving 14 public spaces to Christian churches and not to anyone else. As you can tell because they shut the system down the minute atheists instead got to use those spaces, rather than Christians.


Wasn't it 14 spaces for Nativity scenes though? I mean was it a general festival that just happened to always have Nativity scenes? Because if the festival itself is already about Nativity it stands to reason the various churches are the ones that would be interested. I can see why the synagogue might want them too but why would atheists want to put up Nativity scenes?

Just because you don't believe in the literal truth of a story doesn't mean you wouldn't be interested in telling it. I distinctly remember playing the giant from Jack And The Beanstalk in a primary school play a long long time ago. Doesn't mean I thought it was an historical account of events.
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Postby Zamfir » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:00 pm UTC

The photos make it pretty clear that they had no interest in telling the story, or anything like it. They just made signs saying "religion is a myth", and pictures of santa claus and devils.

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Postby Chen » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:17 pm UTC

Zamfir wrote:The photos make it pretty clear that they had no interest in telling the story, or anything like it. They just made signs saying "religion is a myth", and pictures of santa claus and devils.


There's that and the fact that the nativity story is pretty intrinsically linked to religion. Its not like it was a general Holiday display or anything. I mean I can see not having a public entity creating an religious display, but in practice would it be different the church simply asked the city government if they could put up nativity scenes to celebrate the holiday? One that a good portion of the city likely celebrates for the same religious reason?

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Postby Jave D » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:24 pm UTC

In Michigan, two Democrat representatives banned from debates by the Republican house and senate for an indefinite period of time for using the words "vasectomy" and "vagina" in debates about amendments dealing with abortion as well as men's reproductive rights.

Not really humorous except that the Republican legislators are now pretending that non-slang anatomical and medical terminology "violates decorum" when it comes from the mouth of uppity liberal women. And that's only funny in a dark sorta stupid way.

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Postby Heisenberg » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:53 pm UTC

While the censure doesn't make sense, the Representative was being childish. She made a well-reasoned argument regarding abortion that didn't violate decorum, and followed it with:
And finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but no means no.”

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Postby bigglesworth » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:14 pm UTC

Yeah, I'm comfortable with rape jokes not being appropriate in government environments.
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Postby iamspen » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:16 pm UTC

...which is still not a breach of decorum, it's a tongue-in-cheek conclusion to her arguments. It is in itself comparing one instance of a woman's inability to control her vagina to another, and is in itself quite a bit more tactful than openly shouting, "THIS IS LIKE RAPE!"

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Postby Ghostbear » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:20 pm UTC

Unless they have a rule saying "making a sarcastic and/or witty ending to your arguments is against decorum" then I don't think you can really say that what she ended on was particularly unique in this context. Is there any official reason given for why it was against decorum?

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Postby Krealr » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:25 pm UTC

Ghostbear wrote:Unless they have a rule saying "making a sarcastic and/or witty ending to your arguments is against decorum" then I don't think you can really say that what she ended on was particularly unique in this context. Is there any official reason given for why it was against decorum?



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Postby Diadem » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:26 pm UTC

Banning her is obvious republican partisan BS. But her response is almost as bad:
Update: Michigan Dem calls on women to withhold sex until legislature backs down

In comments ahead of Wednesday’s vote on restricting female reproductive rights, Michigan State Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D), of Detroit, called on the women of her state to withhold sex from their partners until the legislature backs down.

“We’re launching a war on women,” she said. “Stop having sex with us, gentlemen, and I ask women to boycott men until they stop moving this through the House.”

Because, you know, women never enjoy sex, it is something they purely do to please their husbands.

*sigh*

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Postby LaserGuy » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:36 pm UTC

Diadem wrote:Banning her is obvious republican partisan BS. But her response is almost as bad:
Update: Michigan Dem calls on women to withhold sex until legislature backs down

In comments ahead of Wednesday’s vote on restricting female reproductive rights, Michigan State Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D), of Detroit, called on the women of her state to withhold sex from their partners until the legislature backs down.

“We’re launching a war on women,” she said. “Stop having sex with us, gentlemen, and I ask women to boycott men until they stop moving this through the House.”


Because, you know, women never enjoy sex, it is something they purely do to please their husbands.

*sigh*

When even supposed liberals are this sex-negative, you know you have a long way to go as a culture.


People can abstain from doing things that they like on principle as well...

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Postby Diadem » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:38 pm UTC

Of course. But the idea behind such a boycot is clearly that men enjoy it more than women. Otherwise such a 'punishment' doesn't make sense. It's a very sex-negative concept.
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Postby bigglesworth » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:08 pm UTC

First in line to the Saudi throne and deputy prime minister of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Nayef has died in Switzerland. As a hard-liner, hopefully his death will lead to a more reform-friendly crown prince, perhaps Prince Salman.
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Postby adho » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:33 am UTC

bigglesworth wrote:First in line to the Saudi throne and deputy prime minister of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Nayef has died in Switzerland. As a hard-liner, hopefully his death will lead to a more reform-friendly crown prince, perhaps Prince Salman.


Their ministers and royalty are the same people? Wow.

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Postby bigglesworth » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:07 am UTC

Wait till you hear that the Kingdom was set up in 1935.
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Postby Djehutynakht » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:26 am UTC

Diadem wrote:Banning her is obvious republican partisan BS. But her response is almost as bad:
Update: Michigan Dem calls on women to withhold sex until legislature backs down

In comments ahead of Wednesday’s vote on restricting female reproductive rights, Michigan State Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D), of Detroit, called on the women of her state to withhold sex from their partners until the legislature backs down.

“We’re launching a war on women,” she said. “Stop having sex with us, gentlemen, and I ask women to boycott men until they stop moving this through the House.”

Because, you know, women never enjoy sex, it is something they purely do to please their husbands.

*sigh*

When even supposed liberals are this sex-negative, you know you have a long way to go as a culture.



She's a sexist. Plain and simple. However, she gets away with it as a "champion for women everywhere" because she's a woman being sexist against men, not the other way around.


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Postby Steax » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:37 am UTC

I find it amusing how everyone uses the "war on x" tagline nowadays.
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Postby Thesh » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:38 am UTC

Steax wrote:I find it amusing how everyone uses the "war on x" tagline nowadays.


I've suggested in the past that we need start a "war on 'war on'".
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Postby Djehutynakht » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:41 am UTC

Thesh wrote:
Steax wrote:I find it amusing how everyone uses the "war on x" tagline nowadays.


I've suggested in the past that we need start a "war on 'war on'".


I agree, both in the joking and non-joking sense.

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Postby folkhero » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:16 am UTC

Diadem wrote:Of course. But the idea behind such a boycot is clearly that men enjoy it more than women. Otherwise such a 'punishment' doesn't make sense. It's a very sex-negative concept.

I don't know, I see people going on hunger strikes all the time, and that's painful only for the people going on strike, not for the people being targeted. When workers go on strike, it's clearly harmful to themselves as well as their employers. I don't see any reason why a sex strike necessarily implies that women don't like sex.
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Postby Iulus Cofield » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:51 am UTC

Maybe in the abstract, but the idea that only men enjoy sex and women merely put up with it to control their partners is rather deeply ingrained in American culture. It's a pretty recurrent theme in sitcoms, "women logic" threads, and off-color jokes.

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Postby Soralin » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:33 am UTC

Thesh wrote:
Steax wrote:I find it amusing how everyone uses the "war on x" tagline nowadays.


I've suggested in the past that we need start a "war on 'war on'".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1B1SEMNyX0 (SMBC)

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Postby Greyarcher » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:25 pm UTC

British Columbia's Supreme Court has struck down a portion of Canada's criminal code that bans physician-assisted suicide.

In her 395-page ruling Ms Smith argued that suicide itself was not illegal, and therefore the ban denied the physically disabled the same rights as people who could take their own lives, breaking Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
That's quite the summary of 395 pages. Tempts me to peruse the ruling to see what else it covers. Though the last time I did that, I ended up leaving the the document open on my computer for weeks while mostly doing other things.

Regardless, it sounds pretty spiffy in my book. We'll see how things go.
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Postby LaserGuy » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:01 pm UTC

Greyarcher wrote:British Columbia's Supreme Court has struck down a portion of Canada's criminal code that bans physician-assisted suicide.

In her 395-page ruling Ms Smith argued that suicide itself was not illegal, and therefore the ban denied the physically disabled the same rights as people who could take their own lives, breaking Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
That's quite the summary of 395 pages. Tempts me to peruse the ruling to see what else it covers. Though the last time I did that, I ended up leaving the the document open on my computer for weeks while mostly doing other things.

Regardless, it sounds pretty spiffy in my book. We'll see how things go.


Well, I think before much else is going to happen, expect the federal government to appeal in the Supreme Court. Oh, and denounce the evils of "judicial activism destroying our Canadian values".

Overall, I think it's a good decision and definitely past due.

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Postby Darryl » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:57 am UTC

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Iulus Cofield wrote:Easy solution: Ban terrorist groups from participating in the Adopt a Highway/Road programs and, if somehow the current incarnation of the Klan has avoided it, reclassify the KKK as terrorists.

Everybody happy! Except racist groups with a long history of terrorism.


The whole train of thought appears to me like:

These bad people want to do something good for the community. We can't let that happen. Then some people might be mislead that these bad people actually do good things sometimes. But they're bad people so we can't let them do good things.

If the Klan or Neo-Nazi groups want to help clean up a road, why not let them? We should encourage more hate groups to do that - it's certainly a lot better than most of their other activities.

Except they aren't doing shit when they do that. The case of the highway that was renamed the Rosa Parks Highway, the government renamed it that after the Klan had not done a single activity required of Adopt-a-Highway sponsors (namely, cleaning the area they adopt) and were told they couldn't give them the boot (for being the Klan). Eventually, they were able to give them the boot for not fulfilling their part, and kept the segment named Rosa Parks Highway. The Klan has a history of doing things like this, and not following through on their commitments (which actually could give the state cause to not allow the A-a-H application in the first place.
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Postby Xeio » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:01 pm UTC

Update on Oatmeal Funnyjunk Hilarity

The slashdot has the other articles, but it's a nice summary of the events so far.

Oh yes, you read that right, Funnyjunks lawer has officially filed a suit aginst The Oatmeal now, and to top it off he also named the National Wildlife Foundation and the American Cancer Society in the suit.

I'm gonna need popcorn.

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Postby Steax » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:43 pm UTC

'So someone takes one of my letters and takes it apart. That doesn't mean you can just declare netwar, that doesn't mean you can encourage people to hack my website, to brute force my WordPress installation so I have to change my password. You can't encourage people to violate my trademark and violate my twitter name and associate me with incompetence with stupidity, and douchebaggery.


So lets see:
- Declare netwar: he did
- Hack website: oatmeal never did
- Brute force Wordpress: oatmeal never did
- Violate trademark: who?
- Violate twitter name: what the hell does it even mean to violate a twitter name?
- Associate with incompetence, stupidity, and douchebaggery: a hole he dug himself

Awww yeah. Gonna need a lot more popcorn now.

Also from the interview:

He may have a very difficult time proving that Inman “instigated attacks,” as he said on his website, but he’s certain he can find some legal recourse for what’s going on right now – “California code is just so long, but there’s something in there about this,” he says.
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Postby Роберт » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:55 pm UTC

My only real guess for why this is happening? The f*nny j*nk guy decided "any publicity is good publicity" and decided to sue some charities people like to drive more name recognition, linkage to his site (SEO), etc.
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Postby PhoenixEnigma » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:47 pm UTC

Steax wrote:- Violate trademark: who?

The lawyer recently trademarked his own name, apparently.

Yeah....
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Postby ConMan » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:18 pm UTC

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Steax wrote:- Violate trademark: who?

The lawyer recently trademarked his own name, apparently.

Yeah....

And even so, it's not a violation of trademark to use the guy's name to refer to the guy himself. Otherwise, I'd be in a heck of a lot of trouble for talking about how I drink Coke while working at my Dell PC running Windows.

The "violated Twitter name" apparently refers to someone who registered a Twitter account in his name and posted a few douchey things before getting tired of it. Of course in the general scheme of things, that's (a) not terribly uncommon, and (b) not illegal either.

However, at this point he seems to be acting on his own behalf, so unless they decide to back him up I don't think it's fruitful to call him the "Funnyjunk guy" any more - they haven't officially distanced themselves from him, but he's currently screeching over the horizon of crazy on his own.
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Postby Shivahn » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:09 am UTC

ConMan wrote:The "violated Twitter name" apparently refers to someone who registered a Twitter account in his name and posted a few douchey things before getting tired of it. Of course in the general scheme of things, that's (a) not terribly uncommon, and (b) not illegal either.

Are you sure that's not illegal? It seems to me like that could pretty easily be banned under some sort of defamation/libel code.

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Postby phlip » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:41 am UTC

ConMan wrote:And even so, it's not a violation of trademark to use the guy's name to refer to the guy himself. Otherwise, I'd be in a heck of a lot of trouble for talking about how I drink Coke while working at my Dell PC running Windows.

Apparently, though, it's not unheard of for scumbag lawyers working for scumbag companies to try that tactic to silence criticism - the "you mentioned my name while you were criticising me, that's a trademark violation" technique. Completely ridiculous, but as long as it successfully scares the target into stopping the criticism, then whatever works, right?

Also: I think Popehat has the best summary/running commentary on the situation: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4. Bring popcorn.

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Postby Iulus Cofield » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:07 am UTC

Why would a Wookiee, an 8-foot-tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of 2-foot-tall Ewoks? That does not make sense! But more important, you have to ask yourself: What does this have to do with this case? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case! It does not make sense! Look at me. I'm a lawyer defending a major record company, and I'm talkin' about Chewbacca! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you're in that jury room deliberatin' and conjugatin' the Emancipation Proclamation, does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests.

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Postby Steax » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:26 am UTC

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ConMan wrote:The "violated Twitter name" apparently refers to someone who registered a Twitter account in his name and posted a few douchey things before getting tired of it. Of course in the general scheme of things, that's (a) not terribly uncommon, and (b) not illegal either.

Are you sure that's not illegal? It seems to me like that could pretty easily be banned under some sort of defamation/libel code.


Yeah, but Inman didn't do that. Hilariously, part of his defense is that his email is secret, and therefore someone must have hacked into his website/computer to obtain it (and thus spread it)... When it's on his own damn contact page.

I do think it's still okay to use the term "FunnyJunk" because that was used in the suit; he's still representing them... So yeah. A funny image sharing site versus a blogger/web artist, a charity campaign company, a cancer charity, and a wildlife charity. And the goddamn internet.

And yes, Popehat is a great place to read about it if you want to know more about the legal side of it. It's also assuring to know that Ken there is just one of many lawyers preparing to obliterate FunnyJunk. Forcing the charities to draw their lawyer card was a horrible, horrible idea.
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Postby Drumheller769 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:02 pm UTC

This isnt funny, but I dont think it warrented its own thread.


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Postby Iulus Cofield » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:57 pm UTC

Minors are allowed to carry and use spearguns in Florida?

Also, speargun. Fishing trip. Speargun. Fishing trip.

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Postby broken_escalator » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:18 pm UTC

Florida never ceases to have interesting news items.

Somewhat related: I've been under the assumption that the brain is better with penetrating wounds, like a spear, than being slashed or cut. Not sure where I got that from, probably one of those stories about people with pipes lodged in their cranium.

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Postby bentheimmigrant » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:50 pm UTC

Iulus Cofield wrote:Minors are allowed to carry and use spearguns in Florida?

Also, speargun. Fishing trip. Speargun. Fishing trip.

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Postby jareds » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:59 pm UTC

Iulus Cofield wrote:Minors are allowed to carry and use spearguns in Florida?

Overwhelmingly likely.
Iulus Cofield wrote:Also, speargun. Fishing trip. Speargun. Fishing trip.

That's the entire point of spear guns.


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