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by Kulantan
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Report says drones are traumatising Pakistani civillians
Replies: 72
Views: 13134

Re: Report says drones are traumatising Pakistani civillians

As soon as some jerkbag imam gets a bug up his ass about something, they're going to ignore anything good we do and be chanting 'death to America'. Given this is a thread about the killing of civilians, the characterisation of the US's problems in the Middle East being down to "ignorant Muslim...
by Kulantan
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 361
Views: 102336

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

Will wrote:
Cobramaster wrote:And on top of that I found a mod that disables the Rebel fleet allowing you to play it as a roguelike with a destination but no schedule and it really opens up the game.

Link plz.

http://ftlwiki.com/wiki/Mods
by Kulantan
Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Paul Ryan calls rape a 'means of conception'.
Replies: 32
Views: 5224

Re: Paul Ryan calls rape a 'means of conception'.

While any suggestion that he was suggesting that women use rape as a method of conceiving is pretty much partisan crazy talk, there is an issue here. He was using the phrase "method of conception" as a euphemism for rape, having been asked a direct question about rape and rape being the on...
by Kulantan
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FDA tobacco warning law struck down by appellate court
Replies: 56
Views: 61871

Re: FDA tobacco warning law struck down by appellate court

Or maybe, and I know this is a crazy idea, we could check with some kind of method of systematic enquiry whether people have actually learnt and understood those risks. We could even use that same method to try new ways of informing people and check whether they work better or worse than the other m...
by Kulantan
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FDA tobacco warning law struck down by appellate court
Replies: 56
Views: 61871

Re: FDA tobacco warning law struck down by appellate court

So almost every smoker was able to report that it causes lung cancer and heart disease without a picture on the label. Given the way the survey was carried out*, it is likely that the 94.3% is an overestimate. It looks like closer to 1 in 10 rather than 1 in 20 smokers didn't know that smoking rais...
by Kulantan
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FDA tobacco warning law struck down by appellate court
Replies: 56
Views: 61871

Re: FDA tobacco warning law struck down by appellate court

Are you really going to say that "the US is so special that science doesn't apply" without even reading the studies? It is commonly assumed and often argued by the tobacco industry that smokers are adequately informed about the health risks of smoking.18,34,35 This study clearly demonstrat...
by Kulantan
Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FDA tobacco warning law struck down by appellate court
Replies: 56
Views: 61871

Re: FDA tobacco warning law struck down by appellate court

Literacy is a problem...but a fairly small one in the US, and it's a very general problem. The answer to a lack of literacy shouldn't be "use pictures instead", it should just be to fix the illiteracy. And seriously, even if you've never read a scrap in your life, you'd be hard pressed to...
by Kulantan
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Mississippi county runs 'school-to-prison pipeline'"
Replies: 43
Views: 7297

Re: "Mississippi county runs 'school-to-prison pipeline'"

Or iv) there are just more black kids at the schools in question, so unsurprisingly they make up a majority of the students affected In the city in question, Meridian Mississippi, the demographics were 54.4% African American, 44.0% White and 1.1% Hispanic or Latino of any race in 2000. According to ...
by Kulantan
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shooting at Christian organization in DC
Replies: 230
Views: 30467

Re: Shooting at Christian organization in DC

]Not at all. You can advance your cause any way that the world lets you. But it has to have that evolutionary value. Christianity was enough to get people to give up their homes and join the crusades. Does multiculturalism inspire that kind of commitment? If it did, you wouldn't need to have the fi...
by Kulantan
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 310645

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

For some reason, the back of my mind has a vague, generalized hate for this name. Can someone refresh my memory of if/why he is abhorrent to me? I'd be very chagrined to have an unjustified hate for someone, that sort of viewpoint is normally reserved for, well, the republican party. The Ryan budge...
by Kulantan
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.
Replies: 176
Views: 20374

Re: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.

Folk, are you seriously debating the merits of ejecting the quantum crystals in space magic land in a thread about humanity actually managing to lower a nuclear powered science lab/ATV to the surface of another planet on a rocket powered crane?
by Kulantan
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.
Replies: 176
Views: 20374

Re: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.

Dauric wrote:We landed a robot SUV on a planet with a rocket parachute. I'm not sure how much more awesome you could pack in to a space capsule for the money.
by Kulantan
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3075256

Re: Postify your facerity

yay
by Kulantan
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Radical Feminism
Replies: 454
Views: 110169

Re: Radical Feminism

Tigger warning: Transphobia Here's what I understand of it: Radical feminists believe that gender is a social construct. In other words, there is no difference between men and women besides their genitalia and the way they've been raised. Then in come trans people, who have genitalia corresponding t...
by Kulantan
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Radical Feminism
Replies: 454
Views: 110169

Re: Radical Feminism

Not saying anything is a 0 not a -1. Enthusiastic body language or words are a 1. Saying no/unenthusiastic body language is a -1. As long as the number is above 0 then it is consent. Do you have a problem with this? Because this is the position of most feminists I know and of most that I have read....
by Kulantan
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9356158

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Those cheesegraters make no babies.
by Kulantan
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Radical Feminism
Replies: 454
Views: 110169

Re: Radical Feminism

We have been over this. So hypothetically, if both parties kept their mouths shut and copulated, then it's rape by default? No, if both were give off body language of "take me you big studly goddess" then that would be fine. However, people looking uncomfortable and not talking is most lik...
by Kulantan
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Radical Feminism
Replies: 454
Views: 110169

Re: Radical Feminism

The context of that interaction was not sexual intercourse; it was initiating a conversation with a girl that you meet in public. How exactly do you give verbal consent to having a verbal conversation? Paradox aside, there's no point in discussing enthusiastic consent in reference to having public ...
by Kulantan
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Radical Feminism
Replies: 454
Views: 110169

Re: Radical Feminism

So hypothetically, if both parties kept their mouths shut and copulated, then it's rape by default? Edit: Also, you talk about "limitations of the medium" preventing examples that involve nonverbal communication, but I just gave two sources that defined enthusiastic consent as requiring v...
by Kulantan
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Radical Feminism
Replies: 454
Views: 110169

Re: Radical Feminism

Or perhaps ddxxdd your are getting confused by two things. First is that in the majority of written examples are going to be language focused rather than body language focused because of the restrictions of the medium. Second is that one of the problems that the doctrine of enthusiastic consent seek...
by Kulantan
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Radical Feminism
Replies: 454
Views: 110169

Re: Radical Feminism

From the first article: If she wants to talk to you, she’ll put away her cell phone or stop shuffling her conference bulletin or remove her earbuds and turn off her iPod or lift her purse off the chair to make room for you to sit, and she’ll face you and smile and engage in conversation. Everything ...
by Kulantan
Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9356158

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Thank you :)
by Kulantan
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Twelve killed by gunman in Denver movie theatre
Replies: 216
Views: 37715

Re: Twelve killed by gunman in Denver movie theatre

@Tyndmyr The thing I took away from the snopes article and other sources is that the US trying to learn about gun control from Oz is like Oz trying to learn about kangaroo control from the US. The number of people with guns in Australia is so comparatively small that you wouldn't expect gun control ...
by Kulantan
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Greek Triple-Jumper Barred for Twitter Joke
Replies: 58
Views: 6145

Re: Greek Triple-Jumper Barred for Twitter Joke

Oh, I remember the thread. I don't see anything wrong with collective action organised along the lines of ethnic national identity, no. I think things like campaigning for the truth about the Armenian Genocide, or for equal representation on the Census for Ethnic English Britons, to be good things....
by Kulantan
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Greek Triple-Jumper Barred for Twitter Joke
Replies: 58
Views: 6145

Re: Greek Triple-Jumper Barred for Twitter Joke

Or the
Ormurinn wrote:Obviously I'm an advocate

of a set of policies among which is "collective action organized along the lines of ethnic national identity" and "anti-Zionism" from a movement called "National Anarchism".
by Kulantan
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Look who else rape culture is hurting
Replies: 88
Views: 15789

Re: Look who else rape culture is hurting

But I don't see their guilt as a function of what they're describing. I mean, I don't know the person, so I could be wrong, but it seems really weird to me to say 'I enjoy playing pretend X', and in the next breath, 'I wish a culture that supports real X would stop making me feel guilty about playi...
by Kulantan
Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Look who else rape culture is hurting
Replies: 88
Views: 15789

Re: Look who else rape culture is hurting

But, uh, the reason they feel guilty isn't because our culture is bad . I'd actually say the guilt they're feeling is a negative consequence of the good parts of culture (i.e., the parts of culture that insist you shouldn't do bad things). Heck, the guilt might be part of the reason they find it fu...
by Kulantan
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: ArmA2/DayZ—sandbox zombie apocalypse survival
Replies: 18
Views: 5816

Re: ArmA2/DayZ—sandbox zombie apocalypse survival

Oh and "Never shoot an Enfield EVER" Quoting for truth and extra visibility. The first gun I found was an Enfeild. I was so happy to have something to kill zombies that came after me, rather than just dying every time I misjudged stealth. Big mistake. Aggroing a whole town is a memorable ...
by Kulantan
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: German Court Rules Religious Circumcision An Assault On Boys
Replies: 528
Views: 66474

Re: German Court Rules Religious Circumcision An Assault On

TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:That does not follow in every case. Sometimes a parent has to make a decision that will limit her child's future choices in order to make a decent bet toward preserving her happiness. Braces are a good example of this.


Hang on a moment. Just out of curiosity, what future choices do braces limit?
by Kulantan
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 564327

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

A) Why does that matter? B) What is your reason for not accepting the Aljazeera article as a cite? Do you have any counter-citations? C) While I cannot find any clear statements about funding levels for any UNESCO site, the statement " Birthplace of Jesus: the Church of the Nativity and the Pil...
by Kulantan
Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: German Court Rules Religious Circumcision An Assault On Boys
Replies: 528
Views: 66474

Re: German Court Rules Religious Circumcision An Assault On

If neither the parent or the state has a right to alter a child's body, how do medical decisions get made for the child? Well, if I'm in a coma I'm going to be pretty pissed if I wake up circumcised or with a tattoo. I'm not going to be pissed if I wake up sans legs because of medical necessity. Th...
by Kulantan
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: German Court Rules Religious Circumcision An Assault On Boys
Replies: 528
Views: 66474

Re: German Court Rules Religious Circumcision An Assault On

I'm unsatisfied with the "bodily autonomy" angle, because decision-making power can't be vested in the infant. So, is it vested with the parents, or the state?* The right to bodily autonomy is a negative right. By investing neither the state or the parents with the positive right to the c...
by Kulantan
Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Feminist attacked by 4chan, guy responds
Replies: 94
Views: 15068

Re: Feminist attacked by 4chan, guy responds

One of her videos addresses the demon-seductress trope. Think the movie Species . The woman who uses her sexuality to seduce and kill men. Which group has it worse here? Feminists complain that this promotes the idea that women are nothing but sex appeal and manipulation. It does. It also promotes ...
by Kulantan
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 564327

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

The quote appears to be accurate (according to mechanical translation, since I don't know Hebrew). Here is the original text and the source:
Interior Minister Eli Yishai in Maariv wrote:רוב האנשים שבאים הנה הם מוסלמים שחושבים שהארץ בכלל לא שייכת לנו, לאדם הלבן.
by Kulantan
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Steadfast Trust
Replies: 43
Views: 10446

Re: The Steadfast Trust

The point is that good acts don't cancel out bad motives. I'm not even sure those events you list particularly count as doing good deeds so much as making a bunch of noise about how awesome it is to be English instead of not-English. Which feeds back to the original criticism that people have for i...
by Kulantan
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Steadfast Trust
Replies: 43
Views: 10446

Re: The Steadfast Trust

The action of talking about tick boxes as a fight against racism doesn't outweigh the action of a Trustee using Stormfront to connect with like-minded individuals. Plus it is only fighting "racism against the English" rather than "racism against the non-English". I'm really not w...
by Kulantan
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Steadfast Trust
Replies: 43
Views: 10446

Re: The Steadfast Trust

Why do I care what their views are? If these people believe that Austrians are spies from the planet Mercury, I don't care. If they want to raise money and give it to nursing homes, that's great. If they want to hire hooligans to shit in the streets, that's bad. I care about their views because it ...
by Kulantan
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Steadfast Trust
Replies: 43
Views: 10446

Re: The Steadfast Trust

If they did that then they wouldn't be eligible to be a charity. It is highly unlikely even if they did hold those views that they would be keep as secret as possible, it is against any reasoning for setting up the Trust in the first place. That is why we must look at the connections and views of it...
by Kulantan
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Steadfast Trust
Replies: 43
Views: 10446

Re: The Steadfast Trust

So.. someone solicited a donation from a group you disagree with, and gave advice on starting a charity. Secondly - a trustee in an ethnic English charity, wants the ethnic english legally recognised. Look, I know there are some unsavoury types in ethnic identity communities. I hate that I have to ...

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