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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 12:20 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 1,652
Posted By Brainster
Yep, fetish about covers it.

Yep, fetish about covers it.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd September 2022, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2,834
Views: 161,111
Posted By Brainster
Yes, but not those particular trees, because...

Yes, but not those particular trees, because those trees were planted as a carbon indulgence offset by celebrities guilty of flying their private jets responsible stewards of the environment.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd September 2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 30,045
Posted By Brainster
This argument would be more compelling if it...

This argument would be more compelling if it weren't for the fact that the video (which is somewhat shortened from the original) starts with her advancing on him, shaking her finger and telling him...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd September 2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 30,045
Posted By Brainster
I tend to think that she's a liberal who has so...

I tend to think that she's a liberal who has so absorbed the BLM nonsense that she actually believed that all she had to do was mention the police to this Black man and he would stop bothering her,...
Forum: Trials and Errors 23rd September 2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 62,453
Posted By Brainster
Good article in City Journal about the Baltimore...

Good article in City Journal about the Baltimore Chief Prosecutor who announced that they no longer had confidence in Syed's conviction. Did you know that she's under federal indictment...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 22nd September 2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 197,079
Posted By Brainster
From what I've observed it's a little bit of...

From what I've observed it's a little bit of both. Yes, he's a showman, so he does the over-the-top "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore," bit as an act, but at the same time he...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By Brainster
Yes, I cannot imagine an employer thinking that...

Yes, I cannot imagine an employer thinking that breaking up a marriage is going to help their players. It's bizarre, cruel and almost certainly counter-productive.
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 11,364
Posted By Brainster
Southern governments were not run by Republicans...

Southern governments were not run by Republicans back in those days. And seriously, the reverse freedom rides (however odious they might have been) were a drop in the bucket compared to the Great...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By Brainster
My guy? I don't support Trump, I want him gone...

My guy? I don't support Trump, I want him gone one way or another. But as the old saying goes, when you shoot at the king, you'd better kill him. From what I've read so far, this gun seems likely to...
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By Brainster
Slate has more detail...

Slate has more detail (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/09/trump-lawsuit-tish-james-sued-the-former-president-in-new-york.html) and I gotta say the case is sounding thinner and thinner. On...
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By Brainster
Keep in mind when reading this that I am...

Keep in mind when reading this that I am anti-Trump, and want him gone from politics.

Could be something, could be nothing. I do note that none of the entities supposedly defrauded by Trump have...
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 12:52 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 5,205
Posted By Brainster
Sounds very convincing to me. He might even be a...

Sounds very convincing to me. He might even be a Trump fan himself, right?:D
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 12:49 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 5,025
Posted By Brainster
And we'll just ignore this part?

And we'll just ignore this part?
Forum: Trials and Errors 20th September 2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 62,453
Posted By Brainster
What gets me is that they claim to have found...

What gets me is that they claim to have found another person who wanted her dead. I'm assuming this is based on some actual physical evidence--a letter to her or someone else? Remember one of the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th September 2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,654
Posted By Brainster
Multi-culti only works if people accept different...

Multi-culti only works if people accept different cultures, and you will not find that among Hindus and Muslims. It works better among Brits and Hindus and Brits and Muslims simply because the...
Forum: USA Politics 20th September 2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 5,205
Posted By Brainster
Stacyhs has pointed out that we need to crosspost...

Stacyhs has pointed out that we need to crosspost between the right-wing terrorism threads and the left-wing ones, so I will post this here...
Forum: USA Politics 20th September 2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 5,025
Posted By Brainster
Here we go...

Here we go (https://www.valleynewslive.com/2022/09/19/man-admits-killing-teen-after-political-dispute-foster-co/):
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th September 2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,515
Posted By Brainster
No, I am sure Yeshiva has never had to deal with...

No, I am sure Yeshiva has never had to deal with attempts to start LBG clubs before, it just happened in 2022.

Err, okay you may have a point here.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th September 2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,046
Posted By Brainster
Larry Summers made some speculations along that...

Larry Summers made some speculations along that latter point, and it did not work out well for him. I recommend watching a whole bunch of Queen's Gambit episodes and five Hail Mary's as penance for...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th September 2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,046
Posted By Brainster
Trans-men can much more easily pass for male than...

Trans-men can much more easily pass for male than trans-women can pass for female, largely because of the beard thing (a lot of trans-men go for the unshaven look) and some because they bulk up with...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th September 2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3,440
Views: 73,557
Posted By Brainster
Just thought I'd post this laughable article...

Just thought I'd post this laughable article (https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2022/09/sports-gender-sex-segregation-coed/671460/?scrolla=5eb6d68b7fedc32c19ef33b4) in the Atlantic, about...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 16th September 2022, 11:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 882
Posted By Brainster
Ninja'd by Crazy: Q_OIXfkXEj0 Favorite...

Ninja'd by Crazy:

Q_OIXfkXEj0

Favorite line: Talking to you is like talking to a goat.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th September 2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 4,340
Posted By Brainster
I was too busy paying attention to the concern...

I was too busy paying attention to the concern you kept expressing:



I didn't say it was fine, I said it was unjust. So you lied about what I said for starters, and after that I concluded...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th September 2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 4,340
Posted By Brainster
The law was followed. I don't like the outcome,...

The law was followed. I don't like the outcome, but I recognize that it appears to be the correct result legally. A whole bunch of you seem to think your feelings about what is right and wrong...
Forum: Trials and Errors 15th September 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 62,453
Posted By Brainster
This. Jay knew where the victim's car was...

This. Jay knew where the victim's car was located. This was the key fact that can't be explained away.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th September 2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 4,340
Posted By Brainster
It appears to be what the law requires, even if...

It appears to be what the law requires, even if it does seem unjust. I'd guess that she puts up a Go Fund Me page and gets the $150K plus in a few hours.
Forum: Trials and Errors 14th September 2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 62,453
Posted By Brainster
What amused me about the podcast is that it was...

What amused me about the podcast is that it was obvious that the podcaster had a crush on the teenaged Adnan, and actually was pretty disappointed when she met the middle-aged man.
Forum: USA Politics 13th September 2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By Brainster
Reparations for Segregation, Redlining, Steering Etc.

I have mentioned my support for this in several threads and it was suggested that the topic deserved its own thread, so here we go.

I'm not a big fan of reparations for slavery. It's far too long...
Forum: USA Politics 13th September 2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 52,294
Posted By Brainster
Whatever happened to states' rights, Lindsay?

Whatever happened to states' rights, Lindsay?
Forum: USA Politics 13th September 2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 5,025
Posted By Brainster
It's pretty much the quote, but missing the...

It's pretty much the quote, but missing the context, which was in discussion with what to do about individuals deemed dangerous...
Forum: USA Politics 13th September 2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,210
Posted By Brainster
Critical thinking was the wrong term; I meant...

Critical thinking was the wrong term; I meant critical theory (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_theory):
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,210
Posted By Brainster
Since I've already announced I'm voting D this...

Since I've already announced I'm voting D this year virtually straight-ticket, I sure can't claim to be a yellow-dog Republican. I don't really fit in anywhere these days. There is a certain truth...
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 5,025
Posted By Brainster
IIRC George Orwell observed that when A calls B a...

IIRC George Orwell observed that when A calls B a fascist, about all we can deduce from that is that A does not like B. From Dictionary.com:



Obviously the nationalism applies to most...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th September 2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,588
Posted By Brainster
Aren't those two prices the same? The...

Aren't those two prices the same? The international wholesale price is presumably the market price, and charging what you can get is also presumably the market price.
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 5,025
Posted By Brainster
Not sure if you are kidding or not; I don't think...

Not sure if you are kidding or not; I don't think there are a lot of fascists in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco or Berkeley, but there sure seem to be a lot of antifa.
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 5,025
Posted By Brainster
Here's a blast from the past, a heroic Antifa...

Here's a blast from the past, a heroic Antifa member braining a kneeling fascist:
(NSFW, language and violence).

ZGaIFfH7bT0
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th September 2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 8,218
Posted By Brainster
The "identifies as" bit comes up in this article...

The "identifies as" bit comes up in this article (https://www.macleans.ca/longforms/the-curious-case-of-gina-adams-a-pretendian-investigation/?utm_source=pocket-newtab) on a "pretendian," a woman...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 10th September 2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By Brainster
Electing Republicans before (and since) Fox...

Electing Republicans before (and since) Fox News.:D
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th September 2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 108,951
Posted By Brainster
I agree that her comments were hateful and I am...

I agree that her comments were hateful and I am not predisposed to think highly of her scholarship. According to her webpage:



Critical is code for the stuff that comes out of the south end of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th September 2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 12,587
Posted By Brainster
Corbin describes himself as a socialist; surely...

Corbin describes himself as a socialist; surely even in Europe that qualifies as pretty leftist. He's about as far left as can get elected to leadership.
Forum: USA Politics 10th September 2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,210
Posted By Brainster
The statement, "I'd vote for a yellow dog before...

The statement, "I'd vote for a yellow dog before I'd vote for a Republican," was quite popular among Southern whites following Reconstruction.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th September 2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 6,906
Posted By Brainster
Did you miss this part of the second post (or...

Did you miss this part of the second post (or just ignore it because it was inconvenient to your argument):



It explains a lot that liberals actually think conservatives know they are being...
Forum: USA Politics 9th September 2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,269
Posted By Brainster
So it was the stabbing that made him no longer a...

So it was the stabbing that made him no longer a Democrat? Make up your alleged mind.
Forum: USA Politics 8th September 2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,269
Posted By Brainster
So after losing in the primary to Obama in 2008,...

So after losing in the primary to Obama in 2008, Hillary Clinton ceased to be a Democrat?
Forum: USA Politics 8th September 2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,269
Posted By Brainster
The video is embedded in the article that I...

The video is embedded in the article that I linked, which was the one that supposedly led to the murder. It (apparently) shows Telles and the staffer in the back seat of her car. It's pretty...
Forum: USA Politics 8th September 2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,269
Posted By Brainster
Well, everybody seems to love those threads that...

Well, everybody seems to love those threads that used to appear hereabouts which amounted to "Obscure Republican State Legislator Does/Says X," before those were folded (I am thankful) into the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th September 2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 6,906
Posted By Brainster
We are getting close to peak woke in this thread.

We are getting close to peak woke in this thread.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th September 2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 6,906
Posted By Brainster
Woke is essentially equivalent to sanctimonious....

Woke is essentially equivalent to sanctimonious. Note that several of the woke defenders around here have referred to their superior moral code.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th September 2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,588
Posted By Brainster
It's a win/win situation: the providers of...

It's a win/win situation: the providers of renewable energy get a healthy profit instead of eking by, and consumers get the price signal from the market to conserve. Yes, it's bound to be painful at...
Forum: USA Politics 2nd September 2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,572
Posted By Brainster
Inflation hasn't been that bad under Joe Biden.

Inflation hasn't been that bad under Joe Biden.
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