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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 06, 2017, 02:44:44 PM »
Huh. That makes more sense to me. I thought the apology seemed a bit too mature and well thought out to be from a 15 year old.

Dude should have known better than to be a troll. But most of the hateful and ignorant shit I see on facebook posts are from middle aged people who absolutely stand by what they say.

Not that I really care about him - CNN shouldn't be such a pussy.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 06, 2017, 12:38:59 PM »
Personally, I don't see why anonymity comes into this at all.
It comes into it because of the poor kid who is scared of CNN revealing his identity. And he's scared because he felt comfortable saying stupid shit through reddit anonymity.
Just because you're fine standing by your posts doesn't mean he is. If CNN didn't find him someone else could have and that's something he should remember in the future. It's not the main crux of the article or issue with CNN but it is a by-product that will affect the kid's life so that's why we're talking about it.

Anyway, yes, CNN is being really ridiculous with this. They call Trump out for having thin skin and like hypocrites, put all this work into finding someone who made a stupid gif.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 05, 2017, 06:48:49 PM »
The guy is supposedly 15. If true, he's basically a kid. Plus, I'm not gonna lie, if a corporation the size of CNN started blackmailing me right now, I'd probably panic, at least to begin with.

Damn. Sucks he had to learn this way. Like Lord Dave said, you're never as anonymous as you think you are.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 05, 2017, 01:32:00 PM »

Dangerous cyber-terrorist successfully stopped by heroic, mature media.
It's shitty they did that, but I love that the guy immediately got scared and apologized when someone could identify him.

Classic troll.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 05, 2017, 12:54:41 PM »
If this is representative of America, then I guess I'm just used to the higher standards of civilised countries. This certainly wouldn't be passable in most Western European countries, which is probably why the BBC describes it as "chaos" and a "media frenzy".
Yes, well there is a reason America is known for being rude, obnoxious, and stupid while other countries are snobby and dull.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version)
« on: July 03, 2017, 12:45:03 PM »
It's most common in shooters, action/adventure, and sci-fi games, and more the product of Western devs than anyone else. It feels like they're catering to a very juvenile sensibility of "this is what a real man looks and sounds like!" That's nothing new for video games, of course, but the sheer arbitrariness of this one - especially the ubiquitous dark hair - really bugs me.

Dark hair is the more dominant and common trait though. I doubt it has anything to do with "this is what a real man looks like" and more to do with - huh, most of our audience has dark hair so might as well.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version)
« on: July 02, 2017, 04:01:10 PM »
Maybe it's because I tend to play more games where you can pick the character then cause I don't notice that trend. Or at least don't notice it to a point where it annoys me.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: July 01, 2017, 04:31:59 PM »
I do really enjoy Tom Cruise in movies.

That said, I won't see this. I was a HUGE fan and still am of the original, but I never liked any of the sequels. It helped inspire me a tad (I had a lot of other inspiration) to get into history/archaeology. My Egyptian archaeology course was one of my absolute favorites. And Brendan Fraser was one of my first celebrity crushes so will always hold a special place for me cause I'm sentimental like that. Rick O'Connell is still one of my favorite characters.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version)
« on: June 29, 2017, 07:20:59 PM »
Well someone is triggered by dark haired men.

Congrats to Rooster on getting through W3, I'm watching a mate of mine work through that one.
Most of my friends are in their forties now and it seems the older you get, the longer these games take to play.

And I'll agree with that. I just don't have the patience to sit and play a game for more than a few hours on the weekends. I sit at a computer all day for work and so never feel like sitting at my home computer during the week.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Modern Feminism
« on: June 25, 2017, 06:39:22 PM »
Well, he is a douche.

I get it that it's hypocritical. Not rising to his bait would be the mature thing to do. But, I don't fault her for being a typical reactionary human. People are assholes.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Modern Feminism
« on: June 05, 2017, 01:15:01 PM »
What I most enjoy about the comic is the implication that choosing between feminism versus "tradition" affects what kind of sex you like and which men you find attractive.
But both of them still rely on the man's paycheck since seemingly neither women have jobs.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Modern Feminism
« on: June 03, 2017, 04:25:20 PM »
If Saddam says something isn't a parody you can almost surely assume that it is.
Well, she was actually fired for being a White Nationalist.

Although she does seem like a really intense Rushy. So she could just be a life long character troll. It's difficult to tell.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 01, 2017, 07:40:02 PM »

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 01, 2017, 12:53:06 PM »
Trump deleted his tweet and then made it seem like deciphering his gobbledygook was a delicious guessing game.
Really, is that how it reads to you? To me, it sounds more like an old guy who doesn't quite get the Internet trying to join in on the fun. "Why hello there fellow kids, what are your best guesses for what covfefe means? Hyuk!"
Yeah, that's exactly how it reads to me. It was one of the few times he seemed like a normal person to me, honestly. He usually seems incapable of poking fun at himself.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: May 30, 2017, 04:01:53 PM »
American Gods episodes 1-5

I love it. Neil Gaiman never disappoints.
Ian McShane steals the show, IMO. I just love that man.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 28, 2017, 06:50:21 PM »
Maybe you're right. But I personally disagree. For me, it all forms a bigger picture of his character and makes me keep a closer watch on everything he does.

Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 28, 2017, 05:32:13 PM »
First off I find it troubling that being more concerned for actual policy and action is less valuable to you than body language.
To be fair, he didn't say it was less valuable. It is possible to care about both things to varying degrees. I'm sure we all care more about policy and action more than body language, but we can still ALSO care about body language and how he interacts with other people.

Some of us care about it. I understand not everyone does and will see it as pointless. Good on you, I have no problems with that. But I don't see why you think everyone shouldn't care? To me, how he treats people and his constant display of arrogance bothers the shit out of me. It's not how I want the representative of my country to behave. I want my president to treat other people with respect. We can continue to go back and forth over this but it comes down to some not caring and others caring, so I really don't see the point in this.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Modern Feminism
« on: May 28, 2017, 05:21:42 PM »
Nope. I mean a man.

"Of the woman came the beginning of sin, and through her we all die." (Ecclesiastes 25:22)

"And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire." (Leviticus 21:9)

Women are evil, duh. The only way we can live a virtuous life is if we follow our husbands blindly.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 26, 2017, 05:41:26 PM »
It's not new for anyone, much less Trump. Yes, it was douchey, but seriously, this is irrelevant.
I'm not sure it's irrelevant. The way a president presents themselves to the rest of the world and treats other politicians does affect relationships and perceptions.

I agree it's not necessarily important, but it isn't irrelevant. It would be irrelevant if everyone were logical, emotionless robots.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 26, 2017, 04:23:28 PM »
Finally, we can confirm that Trump opponents will literally use anything to criticize him.
It's not like it's anything new. Just another example of him being a conceited douchebag which we already know he is.

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