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by Jub
2019-07-24 12:26am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump tells minority Congresswomen to "go back where they came from"
Replies: 555
Views: 52998

Re: Trump tells minority Congresswomen to "go back where they came from"

The only real practical alternative is what they are doing right now: continue negotiations, continued lawsuits and standing up for their treaties, continue to draw attention to their issues (both internally and internationally), and push for more autonomy / material needs / rights in the process. ...
by Jub
2019-07-23 11:01pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump casually threatens the extermination of the Afghani people if they can't reach a deal with the Taliban.
Replies: 37
Views: 5135

Re: Trump casually threatens the extermination of the Afghani people if they can't reach a deal with the Taliban.

Blah blah blah, all the politicians are just as bad... This is an argument that has been systematically used to normalize Trumpism and discredit its critics by painting them as hypocrites. Its cynicism and apathy masquerading as fairness and consistency. People focus on Trump because he is the most...
by Jub
2019-07-23 08:48pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Thank you to the Mods
Replies: 112
Views: 28217

Re: Thank you to the Mods

As for your ousting from SFD, your reply of "I call racists racist" clarifies how you think, but it doesn't mean every time you used the term it was actually justified. But at this point we're making this discussion about yet another web forum. We could just as easily be talking about this forum. J...
by Jub
2019-07-23 08:38pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump casually threatens the extermination of the Afghani people if they can't reach a deal with the Taliban.
Replies: 37
Views: 5135

Re: Trump casually threatens the extermination of the Afghani people if they can't reach a deal with the Taliban.

To be fair, the forum is a shit show, and it is full of bizarrely anti-anti-Trump progressives. I mean, I tend to scroll past TRR by habit, but he seems to be more and more the most reasonable poster left in N&P, which is absolutely damning. The thing is Trump isn't the issue. Russian interference ...
by Jub
2019-07-23 08:31am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump casually threatens the extermination of the Afghani people if they can't reach a deal with the Taliban.
Replies: 37
Views: 5135

Re: Trump casually threatens the extermination of the Afghani people if they can't reach a deal with the Taliban.

Not specifically an Afghani news source, but here's Al Jazeera reporting on the response from Kabul: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/kabul-seeks-clarification-trump-comment-afghan-war-190723100952964.html That makes it so clear that everybody over there must be angry, afraid, or both... Oh, ...
by Jub
2019-07-23 08:07am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump casually threatens the extermination of the Afghani people if they can't reach a deal with the Taliban.
Replies: 37
Views: 5135

Re: Trump casually threatens the extermination of the Afghani people if they can't reach a deal with the Taliban.

However, he doesn't need to actually push the proverbial button for the threat to have a serious impact. If a significant number of people think that there's even a chance that he might do it, it will still have the effect of creating further fear and hatred. If I, a white guy living in Canada, too...
by Jub
2019-07-23 07:47am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump casually threatens the extermination of the Afghani people if they can't reach a deal with the Taliban.
Replies: 37
Views: 5135

Re: Trump casually threatens the extermination of the Afghani people if they can't reach a deal with the Taliban.

The thing TRR should have asked himself before posting is simple; is this threat by Trump credible? No, it's not credible, wiping out the Afghani people would weapons of mass destruction such nuclear weapons of which precisely zero have been used since 1945. This is just grandstanding with uncertain...
by Jub
2019-07-23 07:43am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Cellphone problem
Replies: 15
Views: 2841

Re: Cellphone problem

Turns out both the phone and the card are fine, just took me a while to figure out the phone's lockdown mechanism for the SIM card (or the fact that there was one). Now to find the memory card lockdown mechanism I accidentally ejected in the process... So, new problem-since access to the memory car...
by Jub
2019-07-22 05:46pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump tells minority Congresswomen to "go back where they came from"
Replies: 555
Views: 52998

Re: Trump tells minority Congresswomen to "go back where they came from"

As a general question, I get why killing kids is worse than killing adults, but why is killing a surrendered adult woman considered any worse than killing a surrendered adult man? I know woman are less likely to be combatants, especially in that time period, but when we're talking about already capt...
by Jub
2019-07-22 05:43pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ
Replies: 88
Views: 7948

Re: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ

Do you think it's reasonable to expect everyone to go through so many steps so quickly to assess a potentially dangerous situation? Most of those are instincts common to all humans, especially assessing the relative size, speed, distance, and posture of a potential attacker as well as if they start...
by Jub
2019-07-22 05:02pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump tells minority Congresswomen to "go back where they came from"
Replies: 555
Views: 52998

Re: Trump tells minority Congresswomen to "go back where they came from"

Allow me to clarify: I am 100% down with slave revolts. I wish Nat Turner and John Brown had had more success, and I'm glad the Lincoln administration pointedly recognized Haiti in 1862 after previous Southern-dominated administrations had refused for obvious reasons. Slaughter down to the last man...
by Jub
2019-07-22 04:59pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ
Replies: 88
Views: 7948

Re: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ

Jub, how does the victim know while the man is charging her that he will not actually touch her? Should she not be afraid until the second physical contact is made? Does the fact that the rape threat did not become actual rape negate the terror she experienced while he was charging her in imitation...
by Jub
2019-07-22 01:02pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ
Replies: 88
Views: 7948

Re: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ

It is not my threshold for it, nor have I ever suggested it is. You suggested that wearing fetish clothing outside of fetish safe spaces was at best unethical and such is relevant to the discussion as you left our prior discussion unconcluded before coming back to start an almost entirely new discu...
by Jub
2019-07-22 11:46am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ
Replies: 88
Views: 7948

Re: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ

No complete rethinking is being called for on my end, Jub - you're the one arguing that the existing status quo of 'generally, try not to upset people without reason' should be overturned. I'd like you to demonstrate your assertion that the long term harm of creating a culture in which sexual haras...
by Jub
2019-07-22 10:10am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ
Replies: 88
Views: 7948

Re: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ

Your article refers only to soldiers and does not, in fact, demonstrate that PTSD is a 'deep flaw in the psyche'. If it such a flaw, then it is a terrifyingly common flaw among humans with a 7.8% lifetime occurence rate in the US and a 2-15% rate in a number of nations . Nor is PTSD the only form t...
by Jub
2019-07-22 08:37am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ
Replies: 88
Views: 7948

Re: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ

You seem to be under the misconception that humans are supermen capable of shrugging off real traumatic events. Events perceived as dangerous can and regularly do cause lasting trauma, and that trauma is no less real than trauma caused by physical injury or threats. Consider: A person who witnesses...
by Jub
2019-07-22 08:06am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ
Replies: 88
Views: 7948

Re: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ

The hologram does not possess capacity, so no. But the experienced fear remains real , Jub. People's trauma remains real. Do you deny that emotional violence exists and that an experience of perceived danger can be traumatic? I deny that anybody should experience lasting trauma from an event that w...
by Jub
2019-07-22 07:45am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ
Replies: 88
Views: 7948

Re: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ

And this is why I wanted you to answer this specific question. Jub, your ideas of what a threat is, what actions are, and how society is structured is so divergent from mine that we don't actually have a common language. What you describe as not a threat is, in fact, highly threatening to many peop...
by Jub
2019-07-22 06:57am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ
Replies: 88
Views: 7948

Re: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ

Is a person not entitled to feel threatened by the risk of sexual violence? I would argue that something cannot be sexual violence without there being an aspect of physical violence to it. Given that this man never touched the women even when she was close to him I'd argue that he did no violence a...
by Jub
2019-07-22 06:54am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ
Replies: 88
Views: 7948

Re: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ

You haven't answered it, Jub. You answered that sexual acts shouldn't be seen as taboo and people should do as they like - a fair, if flawed, position. But you haven't answered the question I am asking: Do you, or do you not, see a distinction between intentionally causing someone distress with an ...
by Jub
2019-07-22 06:51am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump tells minority Congresswomen to "go back where they came from"
Replies: 555
Views: 52998

Re: Trump tells minority Congresswomen to "go back where they came from"

I don't know, if it was comparing the inevitable consequences of aerial warfare with unguided and nuclear munitions to deliberate face to face massacre of children, it would be strange to specify the European theater. Effie can feel free to clarify, of course. Was such a retaliatory slaughter not a...
by Jub
2019-07-22 06:46am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ
Replies: 88
Views: 7948

Re: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ

At what point did you answer the following question: Do you or do you not see a distinction between scratching an itch in public and approaching a person in a deserted place in a sexually aggressive manner - you may define sexually aggressive however you wish for this purpose - while fondling yours...
by Jub
2019-07-22 06:43am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ
Replies: 88
Views: 7948

Re: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ

I see you edited in an ultimatum of your own. Jub, the reason I'm not going to engage further until you answer a question I've asked you repeatedly is that the answer to that question is critical to the rest. I didn't leave a debate and then come back like a worthless scumbag. You did so either deb...
by Jub
2019-07-22 05:43am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ
Replies: 88
Views: 7948

Re: Poll: Young adults grow uneasier with LGBTQ

I will not be engaging with anything else until you answer the question. Do you or do you not see a distinction between scratching an itch in public and approaching a person in a deserted place in a sexually aggressive manner - you may define sexually aggressive however you wish for this purpose - ...
by Jub
2019-07-22 05:39am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump tells minority Congresswomen to "go back where they came from"
Replies: 555
Views: 52998

Re: Trump tells minority Congresswomen to "go back where they came from"

I was talking about Effie. She said “do you concede the US should be disbanded” when I said “it’s like only the us is evil enough to warrant being disbanded.” THAT is what I was referring too. I was paraphrasing what I saw as Straha being hypocritical and not applying consistent standards. I do app...