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by C40
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

I second GandK. Messages on internet forums are tricky things. Most of us write more aggressively than we would speak in real life, and then we interpret others' writings as being even more aggressive than they probably meant it or than it reads. As for the so rude declaration that I'm homeless (Act...
by C40
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Political correctness run amok
Replies: 272
Views: 18834

Re: Political correctness run amok

(eh, I'm not sure this adds anything, so I'm clearing it out)
by C40
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

You guys are getting into some interesting and thought-provoking posts. I don't know or think much about these things so I don't have any substance to add. Just a couple thoughts Going back to the game metaphor to conclude my own counter-pitch: I've established that there are different difficulty mo...
by C40
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

Well, of course it sucks for those guys that died. We already spoke about how, in my opinion, economic and family factors have a much bigger impact than race. My black and mexican and asian and south american and white friends who were born in families and cities with comparable wealth and love have...
by C40
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Teardrop Trailer?
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Teardrop Trailer?

Yeah I saw lots of those at the 2017 Rubber Tramps Rendezvous. They seem like a good alternative for people who are minimalists enough to know they don't need a larger trailer. They're going to be cheaper and have less to go wrong. And you can tow them with a car. So they probably make sense for a l...
by C40
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

BTW, who had the tiki torch parade idea?!? Have you ever seen one of those things fall over? Splash of oil, with a lit wick? It's an unthrowable malotov cocktail. Why would anyone want to march with a bunch of losers carrying self immolation hobby kits? Talk about losers. Torches were one of the ea...
by C40
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: How to Learn Spanish Quickly?
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: How to Learn Spanish Quickly?

ok, noted, thanks guys. I expect that one I've learned enough for basic conversation and I'm in Mexico, I'll definitely spend time in towns meeting and talking to people and trying to make friends. That's why I want to learn as much as to be able to find my way around. I'm thinking Baja. I'm expecti...
by C40
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

Huh, so you guys (Spartan and Brute) have said very nearly the same thing - you each mentioned these things that some people would describe as two sides of the PC coin as what lead last weekend's ruckus.
by C40
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

Oh boy. http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/duck-and-cover-drill.jpg I do think Rigger brings up a good point about the 'losers in the basement'. I've been hearing more and more about how young men are struggling and not adapting well to society, not learning social skills very...
by C40
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: How to Learn Spanish Quickly?
Replies: 15
Views: 618

How to Learn Spanish Quickly?

Does anyone have advice on how to learn a language (particularly Spanish) quickly? What methods/books/etc. should I use? (I need to make sure I learn ~'Mexican Spanish', I don't ever expect to go to Spain) I'd like to go into Mexico for about 4 months this winter. I barely know any Spanish. Just a s...
by C40
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2167
Views: 156404

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

That's enough for now. I'm not sure how many of you are even interested in this stuff. Jenny - I'm extremely interested in your updates. They are so so clear and succinct and without any extra commentary. I like them a lot and if you'd continue, and write more of them, I'd probably make you my only...
by C40
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2167
Views: 156404

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

Wow, what the heck is going on here? http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/15/politics/dreamhost-department-of-justice-trump-opponents/index.html The article says that the Federal prosecutors or the DOJ is trying to force a website provider to give them all information related to a website that was used to org...
by C40
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

Been a while since I used statistics of that sort tbh, but you may be right. I guess that is a low Pearson coefficient? I don't know, and I can't access the full study for a deeper explanation or any other factors supporting the conclusion. Yeah, IMO, 18% is not a strong correlation. (again, I'm no...
by C40
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

@C40: I think a lot of your suggestions were attempted at this event: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Unite_the_Right_rally#Permit_and_court_cases The right wingers applied for a permit in Emancipation park where the statue of an old racist traitor will be pulled down. The city wanted to move th...
by C40
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

BTW, some scientific reporting I stumbled across the other day, related to the discussion of free speech, prejudice, and fear of political correctness. I would note I'm not accusing anyone of anything, but that would just be too politically correct. ;) Research shows prejudice, not principle, often...
by C40
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

One suggestion I would have is that it looks to me that last weekend there should have been much more control over the location of the demonstration and separation of the groups. It seems to me that the Supremacists had a designated area, but that the control of people was extremely poor and that al...
by C40
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

Ok, folks, in the interest of helping the thread move forward in a constructive way, I think the latest post that was relevant to moving the conversation forward was Spartan's 7th post on the previous page (I wish we had post numbers), and specifically, the part of it I quote below How about we pick...
by C40
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

And thus if the deaths are insignificant, other causes (maybe including the PC one, have a bigger impact). In a world full of maybes... Maybe the nation's largest hate rally in decades isn't a sign of white supremacy run amok. Maybe a white supremacist driving into a crowd of people isn't political...
by C40
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

I think Brute's showing with that post that in the numbers, the deaths from white supremacy, when compared to other causes, are pretty insignificant. And thus if the deaths are insignificant, other causes (maybe including the PC one, could have a bigger impact). (?) But anyways, if BRUTE is thinking...
by C40
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

If you continue to publicly deny or question that this is what they were doing in the face of the videos and other evidence, then yes, you are a sympathizer. If you are willing to take their side because they express hatred for some of the same people you dislike, then yes, you are a sympathizer. T...
by C40
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

[note that I'd made my previous post while Dragline's was only referring to deaths, before he edited it to contain the part you quoted, so after the edit my previous post is not relevant] For a population of 300,000,000, 106 deaths over a 15 year period does seem like a small number to me. (of cours...
by C40
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Political correctness run amok
Replies: 272
Views: 18834

Re: Political correctness run amok

It's tricky because nearly all of the common names are not accurate. "Natives" is not accurate because everyone born in the U.S. is native. "Indians" is obviously not accurate, though now, because word meanings do change, it includes both "red dot Indians" and "feather Indians" "Indigenous" (meaning...
by C40
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

That account from the resident is startling. Particularly the part about them heading to the black neighborhood to invade houses. These days, with shitty short news articles being spewed out, it's hard to tell what actually happened. For example, when I looked at a set of pictures on a CNN article t...
by C40
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 271
Views: 6712

Re: White supremacy run amok

it is hard to compare these effects, of course, but brute is actually convinced that the aggregate negative effect of white supremacy is far below the aggregate negative effect of political correctness. nobody has directly died from PC, but brute isn't convinced that 1 death is worse than, say, low...
by C40
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Political correctness run amok
Replies: 272
Views: 18834

Re: Political correctness run amok

Hello all. Didn't want to start a thread but I'd like some thoughts. Two weeks ago I was drinking with a good friend and she angrily called me out for referring to Native Americans (Indians, Aboriginals, Indigenous etc) as "Natives" during conversation as I learned to do in school. She was quite in...