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Be unique 8 comments
guest_ · 7 minutes ago
Oh. Well- ok. Since you asked so nicely I would be happy to accommodate your request. Is it a general silence on all topics, or in this specific case? What is the requested duration and conditions of the desired silence? For instance, you tagged me here, so if you were to tag me, and specifically ask me a question or make a stammer that may seem to indicate a desire for feedback- would that fall under your general request, or are there specific clauses? Are there any other caveats or nuances to the request which I should be aware of? Could you please be more specific, the request is very vague, and I would like to do my best to respect it, and you. I’m a big fan of trying to be respectful, and certainly if I have done anything or said anything you found offense to- I’d appreciate being told where the specific offense was taken so that I might try and avoid such actions in the future. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Coincidence? I don't think so 47 comments
guest_ · 12 minutes ago
I don’t believe that was a factual statement- I believe they were stating their opinion that a man who would specifically target such a group of women for unbacked allegations of fraud amounting to what is essentially harassment- and by the use of the pejorative “thot,” are, even if not materially demonstrable, in theor personal opinion are, insecure and bitter, with such feelings stemming from negative interactions or perceptions of females due to social reaction to their behaviors.
Rockabilly overwatch 2 comments
guest_ · 17 minutes ago
Same.
She's like the poster child for the Uncanny Valley. 8 comments
guest_ · 24 minutes ago
That’s sort of the point. That’s one of the challenges in “post scarcity economics-“ if we actually had a way to provide the needs of all or almost all people- what does value matter? Why do people need wealthy? So that they can get what they want and need. But if you have what you want and need, why do you need wealth? If you want a Lamborghini because you think it’s beautiful, or you enjoy the speed- what does the exchange value matter? I do t buy steak because it’s expensive. If I can find a good steak for $10, I will buy that before a $70 steak as my dinner. It’s concepts like artificial value that set things back. We inflate the value of things artificially beyond the replacement resources of time and physical labor and materials required to produce an item. That is the nature of “luxury premiums”- an artificial cost added above the actual value of the item.
Hope he has a good sesh 3 comments
guest_ · 29 minutes ago
A sad day indeed. Satire is in danger of being put out of business by mainstream outlets and sources beating them at their own game.
If only it was actually that easy 4 comments
guest_ · 32 minutes ago
There is a third version that is missing. It is a circle with a dot in the middle, and that is: “realizing that you are human. Giving yourself permission to fail, focusing on those things that are true priorities in life and finding a a balance and learning proper time management.” In that version, instead of you moving around the shape trying to touch the points on the scale, those points- You are centered. As the circle- “life”- may jostle and bump, but you only have to move enough to get back to the center, and by never putting yourself too far off your personal center by over extending yourself, you never have as far to travel as you do when you are running around the other shapes trying to touch all the points, so you don’t get as tired. So stop trying to do everything and have it all. Find your limits and push them to grow, but don’t let your reach exceed your grasp trying to be happy while making yourself miserable.
Woman gets offended by a plain pepe meme sent to her via AirDrop and says: 18 comments
guest_ · 42 minutes ago
Wrong- but memes certainly can be changed through use or misuse.
Woman gets offended by a plain pepe meme sent to her via AirDrop and says: 18 comments
guest_ · 42 minutes ago
So quite literally, the meaning of a meme is individual to a sender and receiver as they define the meme, and the cultural meaning of a meme dependent on the general perception of a meme within a culture. Memes are often used where things are substitutions for other things, and what each element represents can change over time. Formats reused or repurposed, modified- and come to be associated with certain things. Hence the “wrong meme” when someone uses a meme format in a way we are unfamiliar with, we expect an unpopular opinion bird to have a certain text just as we expect a wolf to be something “savage.” And that can change too. A simple picture of an unrelated thing without text can represent a political leader or celebrity, and a meme can be related to another meme and not need context for those familiar to understand that meme A referenced a certain idea, and meme B references meme A without a word or obvious allusion refers to the concept of meme A. So not saying she’s right or.
Woman gets offended by a plain pepe meme sent to her via AirDrop and says: 18 comments
guest_ · 47 minutes ago
I hate to be contentious- but actually yes. The way people use memes literally changes memes. By definition: Meme- an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.
a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.
From Wikipedia:
A meme (/miːm/ MEEM[1][2][3]) is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture—often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme, or meaning represented by the meme.[4] A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices, that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme.
Nothing says adult quite like a sippy cup 6 comments
guest_ · 52 minutes ago
HAHAHA! YOU GOT ‘EM! drinking out of a cup with a sippy lid!!! It’s just like babies, or... grown ups drinking REGULAR HOT COFEE which already and for a long time has come in cups with lids that have a small “sippy” nozzle or spill resistant opening on them at Starbucks and pretty much anywhere that sells cofee “to go” and with a lid..... so.... is the thing that makes it juvenile that cold drinks will have the same top as hot drinks- do you toss the lid off your cofee and exclaim: “LIDS ARE FOR BABIES!!” Or do you... do you drink coffee with a straw....? Nothing- nothing wrong with that. Any more than anything is wrong with having a lid that makes sense like this one does.
This is getting out of hand 11 comments
guest_ · 1 hour ago
.. is a good excuse to legitimize a vacation they would want to take but wouldn’t. It sucks when there is someone you legitimately want to go, and they can’t. It also sucks for people who want to go to your wedding but can’t. But if you didn’t do a destination wedding they would t even get an invite, so at least they know you cared enough to invite them I suppose. In the end weddings are individual, in my opinion they are 100% about the bride and groom, and problems start when people make it about other things and relationship politics and all that.
This is getting out of hand 11 comments
guest_ · 1 hour ago
Set a destination. Especially if you have family you know can’t or won’t travel. The Benton’s and their 5 kids? You don’t have to tell them they can’t bring the kids. Invite them all to farasfuck island. If they want to pay for 7 people to flag around the world, and everything else... they probably won’t. They might just decide on their own to get a sitter and go as a couple, or they may not go. If people don’t go you have a stalemate. They can’t be asshurt they didn’t get an invite. They can’t play the “If I meant anything to you then you would have found a way to make sure I could go!” Because you can also say “if you cared you would have found a way to be there!” So it’s no hurt feelings. It’s just- those who can go go, those who don’t dont. As long as everyone doesn’t get stuck on politics it can be a great way to cut a guest list to a size you can budget, and if you do the wedding the same place as the honeymoon you can minimize the costs of that too, and for many people it..
This is getting out of hand 11 comments
guest_ · 1 hour ago
This is going to sound harsh- but destination weddings are often smart, IF the person having the wedding doesn’t actually expect or hold against people not going. It’s simple- weddings can be messes and cause bad feelings. You have a budget. Let’s say you can do 100 people. 50 of yours, 50 of his. With +1, that’s 25 each. Then you have the “Jill and Alex have 2 kids...” and so they count as 4. “If I invite my Uncle I have to invite his divorced wife, my aunt...” people get upset when they don’t get invited or made into the wedding party. Then there’s the whole “no kids” controversy if you go that route... and you’re paying food and seating etc for all these people and maybe you don’t want to invite this person or that one, or after weighing all the people in your life you make hard cuts- and then people end up feeling like they don’t mean anything to you because “after all these years and everything I do I can’t even get invited to your wedding...?” So....
A map showing every dentist in the UK 1 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
While it can be a funny stereotype in a good natured ribbing- the truth is that statistically people in the UK and certain other countries that get made fun of for dentistry have better teeth than many others including the US. Cosmetic dentistry like veneers, whitening, and straightening are less common (although are increasing in commonality with time,) they have a much lower incidence per capita of things like rotten teeth and cavities historically. It has been put forth that it may be a difference in priorities- where Americans are more concerned with having teeth that fit an aesthetic idea of “health” which are straight, white, uniform teeth, where as certain other places like the UK emphasize having strong and healthy teeth over teeth that look cosmetically like the image of health and strength. I’m not saying it negatively about either country, just as a general statement.
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Rev your engine and shes yours brandon 13 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
Yes. Most men wouldn’t get any sort of enjoyment from that. The majority of men roll their eyes at things like cleavage and say: “I wish these women weren’t always showing me their breasts, this was a good day too until that woman walked by in a push up bra.” The core of the issue isn’t the idea that humans would do anything to attract mates- the core is the distinction between behavior which is generally desired or at least shows some purpose, and behavior which is unwelcomed and thoughtless. The example would be more akin to if a woman ran up to a man on the street and started shouting “LOOK I HAVE TITS!” Yes. You own a car. It has an engine, and an exhaust. Or maybe it’s electric. It’s probably loud. Wow. You’ve mastered the art of driving. Great. However- if your car was so nice, you wouldn’t likely need to make noise to get her attention, and what if any reason is there to believe that most women are attracted to sudden loud mechanical noises sexually?
Me kill a mockingbird too 51 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
That’s why we saw such huge reductions in crime in states where “3 strikes laws” or “minimum sentences” were enacted. That’s also why the death penalty is so widely used. Harsher and more wide spread use of punishment is an effective deterrent against future crime. That’s why few families have multiple generations of criminals too- when someone’s father, brother, grandmother gets convicted of a crime, they are less likely to be criminals too. Look how well it’s worked on mass shootings. Shooters know they will end up in prison or dead, and so America is seeing less of these crimes than ever in history.
Me kill a mockingbird too 51 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
.. reliably identifying and proving or disproving crimes requiringblittle or no evidence- then we wouldn’t have people getting falsely sentenced for rape would we? If we are sure enough that the system can identify someones intent to falsely accuse rape- a crime which literally the only evidence is inside their mind- theor knowlee of wether they actually believed what they were saying, or wether they did it for revenge- that we could advocate harsher sentencing or lighter burden of proof of false accusations- than we would need to be equally sure that the same system could determine between guilt and innocence in rape. If the proposition is that the system is broken in <this> way- and we copy and paste <this> that is broken and just change the crime- what does that fix, is it “justice” because now accusers and accused have an equal chance of being convicted of a crime they didn’t commit, or walking away from one they did?
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Me kill a mockingbird too 51 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
So if by the logic of this argument- rape allegations should carry a burden of disprove greater than other allegations, under penalties of perjury, or possibly more severe than perjury, because rape allegations are easy to make and hard to disprove- then that same logic applies to accusations of perjury, which by their nature are easy to make and harder to prove. So now- when someone brings forth allegations of perjury on you- do they suffer a greater burden of disproof as we would ask on this discussion be carried by rape? Do those allegations, if proven faulty or malicious, themselves carry possibly greater penalties as well? You see where I’m going? Then we have to define how we prove that you intentionally and maliciously accused me of perjury for maliciously accusing you of rape, and It all goes in a big circle- but the same exact system that would try to determine these crimes that have little or no evidence is the same system trying the original rape- and if it were capable of..
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Me kill a mockingbird too 51 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
... requires proof of a crime that happened inside a persons head. You can demonstrate they were wrong about the details, that testimony they’ve given contradicts itself. This can be done even in a legitimate rape case, where the victim has either made statements of denial or in shock which refute the details or even that the crime happened, or out of social pressure or fear of stigma. Beyond that trauma and circumstances like drugs or alchohol can also cause such conflicting statements. We need more. We need to prove that they didn’t make a mistake, but they lied. Knowingly. So now you have to prove what a person knows and what they felt when they were saying and doing things. My point being- that is rather messy, as you describe the crime of rape- one which doesn’t have the solid slam dunk evidence of a physical murder or many other crimes.
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Me kill a mockingbird too 51 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
So... the same applies to allegations of rape which may or may not be false. The ENTIRE point of a rape trial is to determine if a rape did or did not happen. If the dengendent says it didn’t, the accuser said it did- we are to determine who’s story to believe. The ways a person can bring legitimate rape charges and loose are primarily:
- Faulty memory, trauma plus other factors of memory causing a mistake of identity or events.
- Perception, the perceptions of events between the two individuals differed, and based on available evidence it was determined that a criminal rape was not perpetrated by the accused.
- A verdict in error do to skillful legal tactics, lack of evidence, or lies and deception of the defense.
So- a legitimate rape case can still lose right? And we are having this discussion because a false rape case can win- you can produce enough evidence for a judge or jury to label a person a rapist when they did not. Perjury follows the same guidelines. Perjury...
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Me kill a mockingbird too 51 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
.. and jurors have to rape- but the justice system is supposed to work around those, changing society is necessary, but if that were a viable solution we wouldn’t need a justice system, when there is racism in society it is prudent to design a justice system that counterbalances that, when there is an emotional response to rape which, with other social factors makes people more likely to convict on emotional response than evidence- there needs to be a way to deal with that too. But Let’s examine the argument: people are saying there should be harsher penalties or a larger burden of proof against rape allegations that turn out to be false. Ok...
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Me kill a mockingbird too 51 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
So it’s a sticky pickle there. Interestingly- rape is not a crime of intent. It can be committed without any criminal intent at all from the perpetrator. In the taking of a life, we have manslaughter, murder, and carrying degrees to differentiate intent and specifics of the crimes. In sex crimes we pretty much only have one nail for the gavel of Justice to use wether it’s hanging a picture or a house. THAT is the discussion that needs had. If we want to protect men and women, we need to have some lines that define better what types of sexual crimes there are, what the criteria are, and what the burdens of proof are. But.... that’s another long post. On this subject- the similarities between perjury and rape for our discussion are as you say- they are hard to PROVE. We can more so view then almost as bearing a burden of what is the most likely thing that happened as opposed to the thing which certainly happened. There are cultural and human flaws at work to cause the reactions people..
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Me kill a mockingbird too 51 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
@xvarnah- just a general comment not aimed at anyone. You are correct that perjury goes beyond simply being mistaken. One must demonstrate that a person lied, knowingly lied, and did so with specific intent. You are also correct in saying that rape is different than other crimes. The act of rape carries much less evidence, rape can be committed while leaving effectively no physical evidence and just the circumstantial evidence of testimony from those involved, witnesses, and alibis. Character and other things can inform a verdict- but given the primal and somewhat random nature of the crime, we ant say for certain that the guy on 4chan saying he would rape so and so is more likely a rapist than the beloved community pillar who’s helped others for 40 years. We also can’t pull the same: “where’s the body?” As we do with murder, otherwise all we would have to prosecute rape is you’d need semen, and a video of the attack, and likely a signed affidavit from the accused saying they did it.
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Me kill a mockingbird too 51 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
Personality born and bred in a penal system. And if we were to increase the penalty for perjury- that increase applies across the board. Suddenly anyone found guilty of perjury is looking at 25 to life- because judges need flexibility in sentencing, but there are boundaries- otherwise justice becomes stilted. Otherwise when some Stanford wunderkind commits a crime a judge says “boys will be boys” and when someone else does it they get 40 years for saying they didn’t see a blue van when they did. So then we once again have created an inequity of justice. Now- one couuuuld in theory classify false accusations of rape as a sex crime. That’s still a slippery slope, but it doesn’t effect other perjury laws, and the person convicted would be a fellon and registered sex offender. It still bears the question of burden of proof- perjury is a crime of intent. It is not enough to prove a person lied, you must prove they knowingly lied AND did so with malicious intent- so we are back to square one
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Me kill a mockingbird too 51 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
How does it help put their life back together, how does it do justice to the innocent families or children of the perjurer? Anyone can walk into a bad situation and make it worse. That’s easy. Yeah- the perjurer committed a crime and should be punished- but to what ends? If justice is the goal, then shitting all over an already shitty situation isn’t the way to it. Why not use the state and federal money of prosecution and incarceration as restitution instead, to help the falsely accused victim put their life back togther? They can’t be returned the years lost even if those years are taken from someone else- and even still if I lost my 20’s, the chance to find young love, 20 years to build a career, buy a house, discover who I was, i don’t see that a fair trade for 20 years of someone who’s had all that, who’s had a chance to enjoy the fruits of their labors and to have a family and to explore the world and themselves, who didn’t spend their developing years in prison developing a
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