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Forum: Computers and the Internet Today, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 87,336
Posted By TragicMonkey
Dear User: sometimes a follow-up question on your...

Dear User: sometimes a follow-up question on your request is just a way to get you to commit in writing your own stupidity. Now I have my CYA and shortly you will have the hot garbage you requested,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By TragicMonkey
That's the same reason Elon Musk tweets! I...

That's the same reason Elon Musk tweets!

I suggest we launch him over North Korea.
Forum: USA Politics 1st October 2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 93,536
Posted By TragicMonkey
If there are any vacancies during Trump's second...

If there are any vacancies during Trump's second term he'll put her on the Supreme Court.
Forum: USA Politics 1st October 2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 93,536
Posted By TragicMonkey
No, it won't. The next Republican president will...

No, it won't. The next Republican president will pardon Trump and everyone else involved with this and all other crimes. No point in continuing after that.
Forum: USA Politics 28th September 2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By TragicMonkey
"Naa naa naa, I can't hear you so it doesn't...

"Naa naa naa, I can't hear you so it doesn't count!" is a time-honored legal principle. Ask any four-year-old!
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th September 2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By TragicMonkey
I think if it had been the US Navy behind it...

I think if it had been the US Navy behind it there would be a lot more damage than two holes. When Mike Tyson decides to hurt you he's not going to gently pinch you.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th September 2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By TragicMonkey
I'm rather surprised to find there were any...

I'm rather surprised to find there were any Americans in Russia at this point -- surely the sensible ones would have left long ago?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th September 2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By TragicMonkey
Near Denmark? It was the Little Mermaid. I hope...

Near Denmark? It was the Little Mermaid. I hope they catch her, if only to settle once and for all what color her skin is. I'm betting gray, like a dolphin.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
I'm not certain a business should have a dress...

I'm not certain a business should have a dress code if not having one does no harm to the business. Having a code for the sake of enforcing it would be pointless.

Certainly I've had jobs where...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
What is "inappropriate" behavior? How does it...

What is "inappropriate" behavior? How does it differ from harmful behavior? What about it justifies prohibition if it isn't harmful?



Hyperbole and projection. Lots of people seem to be...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
Start a thread about the airhorn incident, see if...

Start a thread about the airhorn incident, see if anyone's interested in discussing it.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
I don't think the burden is upon me to justify...

I don't think the burden is upon me to justify the harmlessness of any possible behavior. I think the burden is upon those who would prohibit this one specific particular behavior to demonstrate that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
No, I'm not and no, I don't.

No, I'm not and no, I don't.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
Yes, you are confusing me with that. My position...

Yes, you are confusing me with that. My position is that the boobs cause no harm, therefore they shouldn't be prohibited. A turban also causes no harm, and also should not be prohibited. I don't care...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
You seem to be confusing me with someone else's...

You seem to be confusing me with someone else's strawman suggesting I'm arguing in favor of public nudity or near-nudity. I'm not and I haven't. Start a thread if you wish to discuss that topic.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
What makes a behavior bad? For me, it's if it...

What makes a behavior bad? For me, it's if it causes harm. For you, it's....what?




No, I don't. I don't agree with you. Are you truly unable to grasp that not everybody thinks like you do? ...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
That sounds reasonable. But then the person in...

That sounds reasonable. But then the person in charge goes on a power trip and exerts their whims unreasonably upon everybody else. Or selectively upon some and not others. You ask for something that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
Does this mean that in this case, the example in...

Does this mean that in this case, the example in the OP, if the person involved were to tape down the nipples so they were not explictly visible through clothing you would have no objection to them...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
Do you have evidence (telepathy is not accepted)...

Do you have evidence (telepathy is not accepted) for your claim that the wearer is "donning the prosthesis so that people will pay attention to it" as opposed to any other possible reason they might...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
Oh, you're very wrong there. Some people posting...

Oh, you're very wrong there. Some people posting in this thread care very, very much about the biological maleness and only the biological maleness.



Again, not everybody. Earlier a poster said...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
So you wish people to be bound by a rule that you...

So you wish people to be bound by a rule that you feel cannot be expressed but must be followed? Who gets to decide what is and isn't prohibited by this unexpressable rule?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
So at the present you're arguing that a behavior...

So at the present you're arguing that a behavior should be prohibited because it violates a rule that hasn't yet been written, and causes a harm that hasn't been specified?



I don't "well...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
If standards are expected then they should be...

If standards are expected then they should be written down. If that standard is "nothing distracting" then what is the criteria for determining that? A teacher with a missing eye might be...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
If it "seems like a pretty clear case" then you...

If it "seems like a pretty clear case" then you should be able to provide some evidence for that. Beyond your personal feelings and assumptions. Can you?

Or does skepticism only apply when we...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
By "this" you refer to the breasts, or to the...

By "this" you refer to the breasts, or to the reaction to the breasts? Again, if everybody ignored the breasts there would be no problem.



I don't think so. If the desire of the employer is for...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
I doubt everyone would agree that there is no...

I doubt everyone would agree that there is no demonstrable harm from public nudity. Nor does finding one behavior disruptive necessarily entail any other behavior must also be disruptive. Another...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
I'm not sure it does in the immediate question of...

I'm not sure it does in the immediate question of employee behavior. Whether it's a rule or a law I think it should be written down, enforced fairly, and aimed at preventing a demonstrable harm.

...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
I've been using "rule" and "law" interchangeably....

I've been using "rule" and "law" interchangeably. In this case, I'd settle for requiring the conduct to be prohibited in the school rules-- provided those rules are based on rationality and not whim....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
I disagree: some posts here are about the...

I disagree: some posts here are about the behavior as in the OP, that do not delve into (or care) about the motivations behind them or the nature of the gender notions of the person doing the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
I don't think your analogy is appropriate, and...

I don't think your analogy is appropriate, and even if I did I agree with the longstanding notion that argument by analogy is like an orchard in the desert.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
If you want to set boundaries in law then you...

If you want to set boundaries in law then you have to define them. What is the speed limit? 65 mph. See how easy it is? If you can't even determine a boundary then why would you even want to enforce...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
My position is that if a behavior is harmful that...

My position is that if a behavior is harmful that harm would be quantifiable and demonstrable, and a rational rule formulated to stop that behavior that applies fairly to all and not selectively to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
I don't grant religion a special dispensation....

I don't grant religion a special dispensation. Either a behavior is harmful or it isn't. If Person A wears big funbags because their god demands it and Person B wears big funbags because they just...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
Seems a rather large goalpost move. You think...

Seems a rather large goalpost move. You think societies should base their law not upon preventing harm to others but to forbid that which doesn't benefit others? My owning this fancy green vase...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
"That turban is absurd and obscene, and you need...

"That turban is absurd and obscene, and you need to leave it at home from now on". So long, Sikh!

I don't think only space alien robots have an interest in having a just society run on rational...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
Okay. Now define your terms. What is "comically"?...

Okay. Now define your terms. What is "comically"? What is the size limit?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
And yet they appear difficult to formulate a...

And yet they appear difficult to formulate a rational rule against. What's the quantifiable harm? What rule would prevent that harm?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
So? What is the harm caused by these? What...

So? What is the harm caused by these? What rational rule can be formulated that would prevent that harm without preventing nonharmful breasts?



I see what you're getting at, even if your...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
Jane and Joe are behaving as regular mall...

Jane and Joe are behaving as regular mall visitors. Monkey is not. Your analogy is not appropriate to the situation.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
It's not an assumption of their motives, it's a...

It's not an assumption of their motives, it's a judgment from me upon their behavior. I feel it's an appropriate characterization because the behavior is not harmful -- if it were harmful then the...
Forum: USA Politics 26th September 2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 93,536
Posted By TragicMonkey
I think there's a danger there. It opens a door...

I think there's a danger there. It opens a door to corruption -- a SC justice might rule in favor of future paydays from a wealthy litigant before them, knowing that at 65 they'll lose their...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
Then the problem isn't the size of the bust. ...

Then the problem isn't the size of the bust.



Then the problem isn't the falseness.



Then the problem isn't the lack of a bra.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
What's the acceptable breast size for that job?...

What's the acceptable breast size for that job? Surely if it's that important a pair of points it would be in the documentation during hiring.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
Do you feel that a penis and testicles are...

Do you feel that a penis and testicles are equivalent to breasts? Breasts aren't sex organs. The female equivalent would be a vulva, surely?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By TragicMonkey
The question to be asked of all involved is...

The question to be asked of all involved is whether these are really the hills to die upon?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By TragicMonkey
Some people get so angry when their conception of...

Some people get so angry when their conception of what is normal is challenged. Is it because they fit their own conception of normal and regard variance from normal as being inherently bad? Or do...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th September 2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By TragicMonkey
The formatting seems pretty dreadful, too. Too...

The formatting seems pretty dreadful, too. Too much text in too little space, different sizes, unnecessary sublevel bulletpointing, that header is way too big, and the photos add nothing. It hits...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th September 2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By TragicMonkey
Ah. Thanks for posting this, now I know what my...

Ah. Thanks for posting this, now I know what my mom was shrieking with rage about on the phone this Thursday. She told me "the Air Force won't allow people to say 'Mom' or 'Dad' any more!" and when I...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th September 2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,613
Posted By TragicMonkey
This site is excessively US- and Euro-centric so...

This site is excessively US- and Euro-centric so it's not surprising some are not aware of the existence of the Nestorian, Coptic, and Maronite churches. And Ethiopia, Syria, and Armenia have had...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th September 2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 21,336
Posted By TragicMonkey
Celts are not famous for dropping grudges too...

Celts are not famous for dropping grudges too quickly, are they?
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