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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 10:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,527
Posted By HansMustermann
I'm still not sure how it works, though. I mean,...

I'm still not sure how it works, though. I mean, I though the rule was that if you identify as X, you are X, genetics be damned? Pretty sure that the genetic differences between races are FAR more...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 03:18 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 15,256
Posted By HansMustermann
A word that I learned from Cracked comes to mind:...

A word that I learned from Cracked comes to mind: Tinkerbellend. Elon Musk seems to think he'll die if he didn't troll the internet with some ridiculous idea or stunt for more than a month.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th September 2022, 11:25 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By HansMustermann
Wait... wait... that's censorship? I thought they...

Wait... wait... that's censorship? I thought they had pixelated genitals ;)
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By HansMustermann
Depends on what their goal is, I suppose. Like,...

Depends on what their goal is, I suppose. Like, if their goal was to make air travel an even bigger pain in the butt than it already was, then this century the terrorists have totally won :p
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By HansMustermann
Still not the best example, IMHO. The laws about...

Still not the best example, IMHO. The laws about hostile work environments also need you to sorta be able to quantify it. Maybe not at the level of putting a number into it, but you have to show it...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 05:53 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By HansMustermann
And possibly for a hostile work environment,...

And possibly for a hostile work environment, since you mentioned that. That's how that works, really. If he can show that before getting rid of him, they were hostile to his being a trans (e.g., kept...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By HansMustermann
That wiki page is so not saying that, if you even...

That wiki page is so not saying that, if you even bother to read what's in the part that's quoted, and doubly so if you read the whole damn page.

The keywords to even the quoted part are: due to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 01:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 933
Posted By HansMustermann
Not sure how it works in sport, but racism isn't...

Not sure how it works in sport, but racism isn't always flat out hatred and wanting them out. That's a very recent phenomenon. Historically it's always been more like just thinking they're less able...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By HansMustermann
Why not? I mean, crown aside, afaik they tolerate...

Why not? I mean, crown aside, afaik they tolerate otherkin students as long as they don't disrupt anything. So why not teachers?

Plus, honestly, there are probably more otherkin than trans. Just...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By HansMustermann
I'm not. I'm just mentioning that it's not as...

I'm not. I'm just mentioning that it's not as protected as he (and some posters) seem to think. And it's not even a loophole per se. The concept of BFOQ (or however each country calls it) has been...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 01:27 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By HansMustermann
Even in the US there's the concept of Bona Fide...

Even in the US there's the concept of Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ). You can discriminate against just about anything if you can show that it actually affects the job. E.g., you can't...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th September 2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By HansMustermann
@theprestige To be honest, having seen the...

@theprestige
To be honest, having seen the pictures, I'm not even sure I'd call that pornographic. Even back when I was a 14 years old just discovering hormones, I'm pretty sure THAT body shape...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th September 2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By HansMustermann
TBH, I say let him dress however he wishes....

TBH, I say let him dress however he wishes. Probably it's more like the parents than the students that feel threatened, anyway. The kids probably learned a long time ago that a bunch of adults are...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By HansMustermann
The whole "X isn't a problem, therefore taking it...

The whole "X isn't a problem, therefore taking it to extremes shouldn't be either" reminds me of a joke:

Little Johnny comes home from school, and goes, "Dad... the principal wants to talk to...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 26th September 2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,366
Posted By HansMustermann
It's not that simple. I'll point you at the...

It's not that simple. I'll point you at the Phillips curve (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillips_curve). Very low unemployment tends to push inflation up.

And really, I wouldn't say we're in a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By HansMustermann
I don't think you're contradicting anything...

I don't think you're contradicting anything there. Sure, people try to make themselves sound more acceptable to a community. Been known in anthropology in like, forever. People will even answer...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By HansMustermann
1. Nevertheless, you called into question whether...

1. Nevertheless, you called into question whether such a correction actually happened. I provided a first hand account, now apparently that doesn't count, because... whatever.

2. Yes, but my point...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By HansMustermann
WHAT context? A woman repeatedly refers to her...

WHAT context? A woman repeatedly refers to her wife as "wife", someone corrects her to "partner". Repeatedly. I mean, even if they didn't want to say "wife" themselves, one can just go, "ok, under...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By HansMustermann
But even without that, I can tell you from first...

But even without that, I can tell you from first hand experience that for example HR has wasted my (and everyone else's) time in meetings around here on the topic of whether the PC correct...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By HansMustermann
https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relation...

https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/i-am-a-wife-so-stop-correcting-me-to-say-partner-20181212-p50lsg.html

Edit: besides, it's right on that picture a wee bit upwards in the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 02:34 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By HansMustermann
Empathy and decency is one thing, but being...

Empathy and decency is one thing, but being supposed to no longer say "girlfriend" or "wife" or "mom" about your own is a whole new level of stupid. (And yes, there are instances of people saying...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd September 2022, 05:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,007
Posted By HansMustermann
Landfill vs aquifer? I'd bet the landfill wins.

Landfill vs aquifer? I'd bet the landfill wins.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 11:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 933
Posted By HansMustermann
Not so sure about "every". I mean, you'd imagine...

Not so sure about "every". I mean, you'd imagine that statistically there aren't enough psychopaths for that. And then even those seem to not all be dumb psychopaths. You'd think at least some are...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 01:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 933
Posted By HansMustermann
To be honest, while the racism is appalling, I...

To be honest, while the racism is appalling, I think even without it, it sounds like the most toxic employer imaginable. Like you thought your boss was a bellend, now lemme tell you about Darth...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th September 2022, 02:35 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By HansMustermann
Motivated by virtue signalling, sure. But it's...

Motivated by virtue signalling, sure. But it's still vandalism IMHO. There's a difference between some benign virtue signalling like, "yay, I'm totally anti-racist and feminist too because I watched...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th September 2022, 01:47 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By HansMustermann
Hard to say what someone meant by "woke" from...

Hard to say what someone meant by "woke" from just a sentence where they used that word. If they meant that a lot of pasty white anglo-saxon guys got offended on behalf of the natives, they might...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th September 2022, 01:36 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By HansMustermann
Also, I'm under the impression that it's INSTEAD...

Also, I'm under the impression that it's INSTEAD of doing anything else that would actually matter. Hence the accusations of "virtue signalling."

Some years ago, Tim Minchin sang about people's...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th September 2022, 01:26 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By HansMustermann
I'll second what theprestige wrote. I've never...

I'll second what theprestige wrote. I've never heard it called woke if an actual black complains that someone else called him names or whatnot, or if an actual trans is complaining about...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th September 2022, 05:04 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By HansMustermann
Not even sure it's as much that, as just A....

Not even sure it's as much that, as just

A. the implication that any other made up grievance is just as valid as theirs was, or usable interchangeably with theirs, or can just borrow the language...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th September 2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 8,872
Posted By HansMustermann
Pretty much.

Pretty much.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th September 2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,821
Views: 76,280
Posted By HansMustermann
TBH I'm not all that convinced that anyone...

TBH I'm not all that convinced that anyone actually cared about whether Ukrainians will welcome them or not. More like just Putin wanted to flex and look strong to the Russians, and quite possibly to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th September 2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 8,525
Posted By HansMustermann
I will point Chūnibyō out again. It's a Japanese...

I will point Chūnibyō out again. It's a Japanese colloquial term typically used to describe early teens who have grandiose delusions, who desperately want to stand out, and who have convinced...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th September 2022, 04:11 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 8,872
Posted By HansMustermann
Cue the same meme again. Both the village idiot...

Cue the same meme again. Both the village idiot and a professor of oncology are human, but it doesn't mean their opinions are equal when I want to know if I have cancer. The former can jolly well,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th September 2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By HansMustermann
Actually, if you'd actually read more of his...

Actually, if you'd actually read more of his messages (I know, who has time to read, right?), you'd see that generally no, he's not supporting anything to piss off the liberals. He just seems to...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 9th September 2022, 05:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,020
Posted By HansMustermann
Yes, well, pursuing a theological education can...

Yes, well, pursuing a theological education can be expensive ;)
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 9th September 2022, 03:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,020
Posted By HansMustermann
Wasn't there a series on Amazon Prime about that?...

Wasn't there a series on Amazon Prime about that? ;)
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th September 2022, 02:52 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By HansMustermann
At the risk of repeating myself, what people do...

At the risk of repeating myself, what people do in the name of being polite is usually acknowledged by everyone else as their own business. No matter what southern white male alt-right nazi or other...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th September 2022, 02:13 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By HansMustermann
Well, good luck with that, because some involve...

Well, good luck with that, because some involve phonemes you don't even have in your language (e.g., yes, Kyiv or Chernobyl) or letters you don't even have on your keyboard (e.g., since we're talking...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th September 2022, 02:02 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By HansMustermann
Actually, I'm willing to bet that most people are...

Actually, I'm willing to bet that most people are still pronouncing Kyiv wrong. See, the "y" there (or in Chernobyl or a few others) isn't the same as any pronunciation of "y" in English. It's a...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 9th September 2022, 01:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,020
Posted By HansMustermann
We were also told that Lord Vader betrayed and...

We were also told that Lord Vader betrayed and killed Luke's father, but that didn't make it true, did it? :p
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 9th September 2022, 01:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 774
Posted By HansMustermann
If you can afford them, sure.

If you can afford them, sure.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 9th September 2022, 12:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 774
Posted By HansMustermann
Yeah, that's my point really. Hearing things like...

Yeah, that's my point really. Hearing things like the torn clothes or giving up on transportation, that does make me sad. Hearing a complaint that someone can't afford the latest iPhone 14 literally...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 8th September 2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 774
Posted By HansMustermann
I have trouble imagining any vital task that...

I have trouble imagining any vital task that anyone (third worlder or not) may actually need to do, that absolutely needs the newest, just announced iPhone 14, and absolutely wouldn't run on a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th September 2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 3,919
Posted By HansMustermann
No. The point is that none of those links...

No. The point is that none of those links actually meet the full burden of proof of your claims, and the comments are bare assertions. You can call it sealioning or whatever other funny jokes you...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th September 2022, 05:52 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 3,919
Posted By HansMustermann
The actual feminine of "muslim" in Arabic is...

The actual feminine of "muslim" in Arabic is "muslima." (Well, with the previously mentioned caveat of WTH to use as vowels when transliterating to English.) Yeah, it's one of those languages where...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 8th September 2022, 05:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 774
Posted By HansMustermann
Some "third world country" apparently. It didn't...

Some "third world country" apparently. It didn't mention more than that, and I'm not really interested enough to go register and ask which one of them. Shouldn't matter, though. I think.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 8th September 2022, 05:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 774
Posted By HansMustermann
Well, if you can afford it (in this case by...

Well, if you can afford it (in this case by virtue of not costing more), more power to you. I'm not ranting against the iPhone per se. Just the guy I was mentioning was complaining that it'll cost...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 8th September 2022, 03:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 774
Posted By HansMustermann
Luxuries first

So I'm reading elsewhere someone's complaint that an iPhone costs six months of his salary in his third world country. I'm guessing he's looking for sympathy.

Dunno... I'm probably gonna sound...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th September 2022, 02:24 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 3,919
Posted By HansMustermann
Not really. I kinda is just "muslim"... well,...

Not really. I kinda is just "muslim"... well, except just sorta... ok, not really. The consonants are those, but transliterating it into English, which is actually less phonetic than flippin' ancient...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th September 2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 3,919
Posted By HansMustermann
Mate, one of your own links says this: "The...

Mate, one of your own links says this: "The American Heritage Dictionary (1992) noted,"Moslem is the form predominantly preferred in journalism and popular usage. Muslim is preferred by scholars and...
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