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Messages - Reginald Ret

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Still wondering if my position on gay marriage is the result of my ideological point of view being biased due to racial contexts.
Wondering about the possible causes for your position on ethical issues is always a good thing.


What about the NSA's domestic surveillance program? Do I really oppose that or is that just my privilege talking?
Wrong question, please get back to wondering if your position is caused by things.

Can you honestly not tell the difference between asking yourself why you think something and asking yourself what thought you should have?

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Yup.  I'm sure there are good intentions behind at least some hate speech legislation...but the realities of power politics is that the New Black Panthers will be charged under hate speech legislation before, say a Republican Presidential candidate.

Perfect demonstration of this on a daily basis with Fox news. Old crazy white people get to "ask questions" and "be pundits" about all kinds of crap that generally amounts to an onslaught of racist bullshit.

It really would be nice to see someone like Boko Haram or ISIS sue Murdoch on these grounds. Or the civilian non-militant equivalents. By all accounts ISIS is doing quite well on the hearts and minds front and Murdoch isn't half the shadowy figure he was 20/30 years ago.

Thinking that, Surely the Daily hate* should be wide open under UK legislation? Kids and cretins have had all kinds of punishments for social media statements that are probably around half as offensive as any given page of it.


*For filthy immigrant foreign readers, I am reffering to the Daily Mail. The only UK paper that can mention evil Asians and house prices being up and/or down in a 5 line sidebar about horseracing results. 
Do you mean wide open to being charged under hate speech legislation?
Because the Daily Mail is not a likely target, their targets are likely targets for hate speech legislation.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Excerpts from the Next Great American Novel
« on: May 26, 2015, 08:31:27 am »
Enjoyable!

Just one comment... in one paragraph you say that the currency glands were designed to prevent people from saving currency, and that the fluid doesn't keep outside of the sacs. But you conclude it by saying that Vinny is saving for a third currency gland. What is he saving?
I think he is stretching his glands manually, wether that would work with these glands I don't know.

That's not what it says.

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The fluid didnt keep outside of glands, so the only way to carry more money was to install more glands. There were people whos entire bodies were covered in bulbous fluid sacks to the point where they could barely walk. Vinny tweaked and massaged his gland openings as he walked, he was saving up for a third gland. He wanted to be a three glands kind of guy.
True.

I misread something.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Excerpts from the Next Great American Novel
« on: May 25, 2015, 08:19:11 pm »
Enjoyable!

Just one comment... in one paragraph you say that the currency glands were designed to prevent people from saving currency, and that the fluid doesn't keep outside of the sacs. But you conclude it by saying that Vinny is saving for a third currency gland. What is he saving?
I think he is stretching his glands manually, wether that would work with these glands I don't know.

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Given that outcomes for child performers have a strong history of turning out negative... I can't help but think that paid performance by children should be illegal, including all forms of pageants.
Agreed.

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Fukken elektrick stove, REAL COOKING REQUIRES GAS!

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Hah! Well said.

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Nigel, you can do this. Ignore the comments of those fools who say they sailed through it.
You are there to learn, and that is more work than simply jumping through the hoops.
They may have passed the tests but your goal is higher, you actually want to understand what is going on and you do.

I hope your dog can have a good death, insofar as such a thing exists.
Your kid will get over it, I know it hurts but it won't last forever.


unwanted advice trigger warning.

Get the presentation prepared but don't worry about the slides quality, the slides are quite meaningless if your story is clear, and you know this stuff.
it can take as little as 10 minutes if you half-ass it properly.

Get some sleep, get the fuck outside, and know that I wish you the best in all three problem areas.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: May 21, 2015, 09:44:56 pm »
Suddenly, there came a tapping

 :lulz:
:lol:

Only this, and nothing more

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I don't know about the USA, but in Canada it's not legal for an employer to badmouth a former employee to a possible future employer.

If negative comments are not allowed then references from previous employers are pointless.

I'm not sure if that is good or bad.

If they were not happy with a former employee, they can say they would prefer not to comment. Which tells a potential employer all they need to know. So, it pretty much amounts to the same.
I forgot the law is easily fooled by such tricks.

That reminds me of a joke.

A woman sues a man for defamation of haracter, charging that he called her a pig. The man is found guilty and made to pay damages. After the trial he asks the judge, "Does this mean that i can no longer call Ms. Harding a pig?"
The judge says, "That is correct."
"And does it mean that I can't call a pig Ms. Harding?"
"No," says the Judge, "you are free to call a pig Ms. Harding. There is no crime in that."
The man looks Ms. Harding in the eye and says, "Good afternoon, Ms. Harding."

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I don't know about the USA, but in Canada it's not legal for an employer to badmouth a former employee to a possible future employer.

If negative comments are not allowed then references from previous employers are pointless.

I'm not sure if that is good or bad.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: May 21, 2015, 06:21:21 am »
I am apologise unconditionally Show me the post.
That is 8 words, you fail!

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Religion and Your Body.
« on: May 20, 2015, 06:57:21 am »
It is, in fact, coming across a bit like "shut up, woman, you aren't even talking about the real problem, which is men's bodies being controlled by the church".

Which seriously as far as I can tell is not even in the same ball park of being as big of a focus by religion.

No. You're still missing the point. The problem isn't who is being victimized, it's that anyone is being victimized at all

(with the secondary problems that society is being influenced by irrational superstition and by people who are overzealously obsessed by stupid bullshit like ancient traditions [the number of actually worthwhile ideas that anybody came up with prior to the renaissance is so small that they could probably all be listed on one page; anything ancient is suspect at best]).
Let me try to translate the situation in a way that does not polarize the discussion:
Team 1: Religion tries to control women's lives, this is bad.
Team 2: Religion tries to control everyone's lives, this is worse.
Team 1: Women have it way worse than men, so talking about women is the main part of the discussion here.
Team 2: Gender is irrelevant to control being bad!

So Team 2 is saying that the suffering of women is irrelevant, and Team 1 is saying that women are not a subset of everyone.
Congratulations, you have both failed to communicate.



... Trying not to polarize didn't work at all!

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