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by natraj
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 48184

Re: Black Panther

colloquially it's not uncommon both for people who head research projects to say they designed/invented them as well as for people are large to refer to those things as made by that single person so, yeah, it is a little unreasonable. elon musk didn't singlehandedly make falcon heavy or any tesla ca...
by natraj
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 54166

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

mangoes are plenty sweet as-is & are ideal to be dusted with chili & lime, or cumin & kala namak. yum.
by natraj
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 48184

Re: Black Panther

the entire question of why are some people living in huts and the "rich people" living in skyscrapers / is wakanda a highly classist dystopia strikes me as an incredibly capitalist/western-centric point of view to be looking at things from. like, sure, if you assume that collecting money a...
by natraj
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 16805

Re: Black Panther

tbh i am now mostly impressed that rmsgrey has become such an expert on the history of slavery in the span of about three days (when they first admitted having not learned about it) and is now in a position to educate those of us who have in fact studied this intensively. i commend rmsgrey's dedicat...
by natraj
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 16805

Re: Black Panther

The forced movement and dehumanisation of over 1 million 3 million people in the name of slavery was not really that common. And again, roughly 20% of slaves going through the Middle Passage died. That's not counting those who died during capture and due to their mistreatment once they were forced ...
by natraj
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 16805

Re: Black Panther

yikes i was giving you the benefit of the doubt before when purportedly the issue was "actually unaware of the slave trade being a part of british@ history" but that's lost now. yes, i know that everyone is not taught every single detail of all their history. but how you, personally, *choo...
by natraj
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 16805

Re: Black Panther

↶ Between the efforts of the British education system, and the British media, I'm more aware of British efforts in stopping the slave trade (establishing Sierra Leone, the Royal Navy going on anti-slavery patrols, etc) than of the previous contributions to the slave trade. I mean, you did at least ...
by natraj
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 853560

Re: Trump presidency

it is not a universal rule by any stretch, either with regards to policy or actual enforcement (many clubs will absolutely allow contact at the strippers' discretion -- especially if you've paid for a private dance -- and many others are completely terrible about protecting workers who have their bo...
by natraj
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 853560

Re: Trump presidency

this is all completely beside the point that the woman in question who trump paid to be quiet about having an affair with him was stormy daniels who is a porn star. "trump spends his time around beautiful women at beauty pageants" was a fact relating to trump's history of literally wanting...
by natraj
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 48184

Re: Black Panther

yeah i feel like feeling like it is irrelevant has more to do with whiteness, certainly my black british friends have also been excited about this and it isn't like the topics of racism and colonialism/imperialism are not relevant to uk history
by natraj
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 48184

Re: Black Panther

yeah i was glad that he was kind of... there, still competent, but not there to be a white savior in any way at all because this movie didn't need even a hint of that. and yeah so many things about this movie were just... pure joy. the their central plot dynamic was something that was so import...
by natraj
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 48184

Re: Black Panther

Spoiler:
ross does not die in the lab. in the mid credits scene at the un he is there when t'challa is making his speech. i was really glad he did not die too, i thought that was where they were going to go but was very glad they did not.
by natraj
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 48184

Re: Black Panther

having seen this last night i am already ready to go see it again. everything about this was just glorious and oh man the hair, the costumes, the scenery, i want an entire series that is just slice of life set in wakanda so i can drink that world in more. it's nice to see a superhero movie where...
by natraj
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4595
Views: 703454

Re: The Darker Side of the News

btw the latest shooter was a member of a white supremacist group that trained him in paramilitary drills i'm still waiting for the republican condemnation of white supremacist terrorism.
by natraj
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 48184

Re: Black Panther

ugh today is finally the day after an entire lifetime of waiting 13 more hours still seems too long to wait i am SO READY.
by natraj
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 31503

Re: Ideal immigration policy

right but what i mean is the idea that we should have any difficulty at all finding money for necessary services, right now, is only even there because of artificially created scarcity in place so that rich people can get even more staggeringly rich. there is many times over enough wealth in this co...
by natraj
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 31503

Re: Ideal immigration policy

the only reason that creates problems is because our tax system is set up specifically to allow rich people and corporations to avoid paying taxes as much as possible. if we fixed taxes to actually tax corporations and rich people in proportion to their money it would be largely irrelevant the poor ...
by natraj
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 31503

Re: Ideal immigration policy

yes. i and a large portion of people i know spent a good chunk of my life not having any ID and not having easy access to any, due to homelessness -- it is not impossible but extremely difficult to get id if you have no money and no address. we could just make it easier to obtain ids (but as a socie...
by natraj
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 31503

Re: Ideal immigration policy

To another country or to a different state? Between states, it's not financially or physically difficult, just emotionally. Between countries, well, that's much more difficult. the ability to make this statement at all is a marker of a level of financial privilege that the majority of this country ...
by natraj
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: black history
Replies: 32
Views: 12469

Re: black history

slavery & american universities it's funny because i've heard from A Lot of white people anything from resignation/exasperation to bitter invective & anger because a ridiculously large number of white people have the misapprehension that actually, university education is 100% free to all us...
by natraj
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 226939

Re: Controversial opinions about food

i have not tried soy sauce on popcorn but now i want to. i am a big fan of putting All Kinds Of Things on popcorn. curry & maple syrup. paprika and rosemary. chili lime. sesame oil and szechuan peppercorn. i don't really like movie theatre popcorn but i do like popcorn with many other thing.
by natraj
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 226939

Re: Controversial opinions about food

(not in direct response to above post but rather whole above conversation) Things that make you an asshole in this thread: "I like x and therefor it is the only way and anyone who disagrees is doing it wrong. I'll be over here judging you and telling you how wrong you are" Like pineapple ...
by natraj
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6957
Views: 1116210

Re: Police misbehavior thread

in a completely shocking turn of events here are some cops who were working with nazis to prosecute anti racist activists.
by natraj
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: black history
Replies: 32
Views: 12469

Re: black history

in popular narrative the black panthers were A Threat because they were dangerous! armed! cop killers! MILITANT VIOLENT negroes! but naaah that's a false revisionist narrative. you know what really terrified the government about the black panthers? they fed kids . they ran free clinics. they had bee...
by natraj
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 48184

Black Panther

this is coming out in A WEEK and i am THE MOST EXCITED i have ever been for a movie IN MY LIFE which is counterproductive because i may DIE of excitement before i make it to the premier. it looks amazing and all the reviews say it is amazing and i have been waiting for this movie since the day i wa...
by natraj
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 226939

Re: Controversial opinions about food

oh yeah i mean like it's the asshole part that bothers me not the meat i've worked in ems and on a farm my gore tolerance is High i just don't like jerks. i have almost undoubtedly slaughtered more animal myself than most meat eaters in the us ever have i am not a Squeamish.
by natraj
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 226939

Re: Controversial opinions about food

i feel like whether or not i care about people eating steak in front of me depends on the attitude they're doing it with like i 100% don't care about people eating meat in front of me but some Particularly Asshole People eat steak at me and that's... bizarre? weird and rude?
by natraj
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 226939

Re: Controversial opinions about food

okay but the idea that well done steaks is bad is controversial like evolution or the earth being a sphere is controversial

like yes lots of staunch deniers exist but they're objectively incorrect and can safely be ignore
by natraj
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 124
Views: 51643

Re: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News

in itself the stereotype of rap as being full of sexual/violent imagery [significantly moreso than other genres of popular music] comes from racism.
by natraj
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 89689

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Sacrotuberous ligament release actually is a medical procedure, and it does involve digital penetration. The difference between a number of procedures and sexual assault is only whether they are medically necessary, and when the doctor says they are, well... that's not true, though. even if a proce...
by natraj
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 89689

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

ah, apologies, i misinterpreted what "it" was referring to in yr previous post.
by natraj
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 89689

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

my first response was responding to the idea that false accusations of other crimes don't happen/don't hurt people. as mentioned, i noted specific circumstances (i.e. "you look sketchy bc you're black") because i was speaking from specific instances i know personally. you decided to read i...
by natraj
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 89689

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

that was an enormous distortion of my actual responses but sure okay
by natraj
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 89689

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

no, i was speaking to my experiences of how i have personally seen some of this play out and the reasons for it in times i am personally familiar with. broadly though i don't think it's possible in our current u.s. society to separate any labor issue from its intersections of race and class so i sup...
by natraj
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 89689

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

that absolutely isn't true for a LOT of low-level work-related accusations of even something as "provable" as theft though. if you work in a retail store for example, or in domestic service, it is really, really, REALLY easy for things to be missing from your work environment and no way to...
by natraj
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: black history
Replies: 32
Views: 12469

Re: black history

because philly is on fire today and full of EXCITEMENT some philadelphia-centric history for today, when philly cops bombed the MOVE compound in a residential neighborhood, killed eleven people incl. 5 children, & burned down several blocks of a middle-class black neighborhood bc they refused to...
by natraj
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: black history
Replies: 32
Views: 12469

Re: black history

THREE DAYS in and already as predictified, i am a forgettyface, wups! issok my brain is full of holes, as a result two link today, #1 bessie coleman , is the first of black woman pilot in america (btw over 90% of us pilots still are white), 2 is african soldiers during ww2, often forgotten when talk...
by natraj
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4595
Views: 703454

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Seems pretty reasonable, same as any other appointment based profession. And in the opposite case, where the professional cancels, a full refund is generally all that is required in all but extreme cases. Loss of reputation and patronage of course would also be common if a professional cancelled in...
by natraj
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4595
Views: 703454

Re: The Darker Side of the News

if they change their mind once i am at the appointment and have collected money, i keep the money. i don't see how that's any more complicated than literally any other service profession i have worked in. as a dog walker if i show up at someone's house to walk their dog and they're home and say &quo...
by natraj
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4595
Views: 703454

Re: The Darker Side of the News

morriswalters wrote:Your default is that I'm a bigot in terms of what I think about sex workers.


yeah given how you keep arguing that raping me isn't real rape i can't imagine how anyone could come to this conclusion.

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