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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 06:32 PM
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Posted By theprestige
... Until he started artificially downgrading his...

... Until he started artificially downgrading his physical potential until he was only beating women at the politically correct rate.

Because that's what excellence in athletic competition is all...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 06:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 845
Posted By theprestige
I referred to the Sokal affair because it was one...

I referred to the Sokal affair because it was one of the first to demystify the failure modes of commodity peer review, not because it was one of the worst.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 845
Posted By theprestige
I'm not sure it's that mysterious. Once a process...

I'm not sure it's that mysterious. Once a process is established as authoritative and valuable, it's going to attract all sorts of carpetbaggers, grifters, and cargo cultists looking to leverage the...
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
"The Jury Bell was rung, so there must have been...

"The Jury Bell was rung, so there must have been a jury."- Anonymous Lincoln Cabinet Member, probably- Crazy Chainsaw, probably
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 04:59 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
A moment ago you were saying that the source was...

A moment ago you were saying that the source was probably Secretary of State "Stewart" in an in interview with Harper's Weekly. Now it's obvious you're just googling whatever Lincoln histories you...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 104,897
Posted By theprestige
How do you figure? How many of those were...

How do you figure?

How many of those were reliably manufactured to begin with?

How many are still serviceable after all these years of storage?

How many were appropriated and sold off by...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 43,188
Posted By theprestige
Nah. Merager will just sue that it's a...

Nah. Merager will just sue that it's a transparent ploy to deprive him of his trans rights. The judge will grant a stay, prohibiting the spa from making any such changes until the suit is resolved....
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories Yesterday, 01:25 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,009
Posted By theprestige
Anyway, it looks like no opinions have changed...

Anyway, it looks like no opinions have changed since the last time we all went round on this, so I'll bow out here.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories Yesterday, 12:36 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,009
Posted By theprestige
I don't think it's unreasonable to expect even...

I don't think it's unreasonable to expect even actors to abide by the basic gun safety principle of not pointing guns at people.

And I don't think it's unreasonable to expect actors specifically...
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 11:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
Already addressed. Well, yeah. : P

Already addressed.

Well, yeah. : P
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,009
Posted By theprestige
My view is that basic gun safety is everyone's...

My view is that basic gun safety is everyone's job, including screen actors.

And hiring competent armorers, and competent senior production staff to oversee them, is specifically a producer's...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,009
Posted By theprestige
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,009
Posted By theprestige
I get that we all want to save Baldwin's...

I get that we all want to save Baldwin's reputation, and throw the armorer under the bus. I just can't figure out why we all want this.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,009
Posted By theprestige
How many of those scenes of "guns being fired...

How many of those scenes of "guns being fired directly at the camera" involved working guns? How many of the scenes involved working guns, with competent armorers on set doing their jobs?

I...
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 10:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
Is that why you tried to declare victory without...

Is that why you tried to declare victory without having a primary source? Because supporting your claim turned out to be harder than you expected? Why didn't you just drop the claim?
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
Yeah, it's hard to find a universally-acclaimed...

Yeah, it's hard to find a universally-acclaimed laughingstock to place across from Galileo. Now I'm kicking myself for not going with Stephen Seagal.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 845
Posted By theprestige
It sucks that this is even a question we have to...

It sucks that this is even a question we have to ask. Pornography laws should be readily scrutable to any reasonable person. Nobody should ever be in any doubt about whether indulging a particular...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,009
Posted By theprestige
I can't sustain my belief in the right to bear...

I can't sustain my belief in the right to bear arms, except on the principle that everyone is and should be responsible for their own basic gun safety. Even an actor on set should be responsible...
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
You really should have waited until you found...

You really should have waited until you found your actual source, before starting a thread crowing about how your critics were wrong and you were right. This has gone from "they laughed at Galileo"...
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
What page? The passage you quoted does...

What page?


The passage you quoted does not include the pregnancy quote.

What is your source for the pregnancy quote?

And why the hell do you keep referring to Secretary Seward as...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,009
Posted By theprestige
I'd expect them to make sure the ignition was...

I'd expect them to make sure the ignition was empty and the engine off, before they floored it. And I'd certainly expect them to look out the windshield and make sure the DP wasn't standing right in...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 43,188
Posted By theprestige
You really have no idea what you're talking about...

You really have no idea what you're talking about here.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 43,188
Posted By theprestige
My bad. I didn't realize it was an open question....

My bad. I didn't realize it was an open question. Gender expression as a social construct, and queering that expression, isn't what the "fuss" is about, in this thread.

We're talking about...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 43,188
Posted By theprestige
Well, "exo-libertarian" is a term I just coined,...

Well, "exo-libertarian" is a term I just coined, for my philosophical view that individual freedom and individual property are the moral default; and that generally people should be free to do...
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
He might well have. Abraham Lincoln's...

He might well have. Abraham Lincoln's predilection for anecdotes is well-attested. Many collections of witticisms attributed to him were published, with editions surviving to this day.

Devil's...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories Yesterday, 07:13 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,009
Posted By theprestige
Well I think, at the very least, that the actor...

Well I think, at the very least, that the actor driving the car should drive it safely at all times. And not, you know, point it at the DP, floor the accelerator, and hope the Transportation...
Forum: Trials and Errors 16th August 2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
No it wasn't. Federal funding comes from...

No it wasn't. Federal funding comes from Congress, not the president. Also you cannot find any federal documents from the Carter era, authorizing or disbursing such funds for the purpose of...
Forum: Trials and Errors 16th August 2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
If only you knew the catalog number of the book...

If only you knew the catalog number of the book that supports your claim!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th August 2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 43,188
Posted By theprestige
Well this is a fringe reset that would have made...

Well this is a fringe reset that would have made SuburbanTurkey proud.
Forum: Trials and Errors 16th August 2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
Then you should probably bookmark this thread so...

Then you should probably bookmark this thread so you can find it again after you've found an actual cite.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th August 2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 43,188
Posted By theprestige
Nihilist humanist exo-libertarian laissez-faire...

Nihilist humanist exo-libertarian laissez-faire Chesterton's fence conservative here.
Forum: Trials and Errors 16th August 2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
Fix your quotes, fix your links, and please find...

Fix your quotes, fix your links, and please find an actual source for your actual claim.

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Don't you think it's weird that you have this claim you totally believe in, Lincoln saying...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th August 2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 104,897
Posted By theprestige
Personally I'd reserve "counteroffensive" for a...

Personally I'd reserve "counteroffensive" for a major push by a belligerent, with their main strength, with the objective of driving off the enemy, retaking captured territory, and holding it against...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th August 2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 43,188
Posted By theprestige
The issue isn't about the presence of a...

The issue isn't about the presence of a transgender person. The issue is about the presence of a male in sex-segregated spaces for females.
Forum: Trials and Errors 16th August 2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
Every time we get closer to a corroborated...

Every time we get closer to a corroborated primary source, you get further away. Why?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th August 2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 845
Posted By theprestige
Reminds me of Nancy Friday's "scholarly"...

Reminds me of Nancy Friday's "scholarly" collections of sex fantasies, published in the early 90s. After school, I'd hop on my bike, ride over to the mall, head into B. Dalton's, and quickly skim a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th August 2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 43,188
Posted By theprestige
In a liberal democracy, public policy is...

In a liberal democracy, public policy is ultimately down to what the citizenry want.

For my own take:

It still wouldn't make transwomen female. Therefore it would be irrelevant to all policy...
Forum: Trials and Errors 16th August 2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
Lack of evidence is not a license to believe...

Lack of evidence is not a license to believe without evidence.

If the best record you can find is uncorroborated apocrypha from a hundred years later, then the wise thing to do is not base any...
Forum: Trials and Errors 16th August 2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
Every time we try to get closer to a corroborated...

Every time we try to get closer to a corroborated primary source, you get further away.

Kentucky has no record of "Kentucky vs Abraham Lincoln", apparently. You've never seen the reference...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th August 2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 43,188
Posted By theprestige
You can't strip away male versus female. It's...

You can't strip away male versus female. It's baked into our DNA, and into the bodies that emerge according to the instructions in that DNA.

But I'll answer your question once you answer mine:...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 16th August 2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,009
Posted By theprestige
You don't think the FBI examined the round...

You don't think the FBI examined the round actually used, and already accounted for that possibility?
Forum: Trials and Errors 16th August 2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
Have the documents in Townsend's possession been...

Have the documents in Townsend's possession been published anywhere? Are they available to researchers?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 5,283
Posted By theprestige
What is it with people doing bad science and then...

What is it with people doing bad science and then trying to tart it up with lame jokes?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th August 2022, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 43,188
Posted By theprestige
Okay, so stop squabbling over names, already. The...

Okay, so stop squabbling over names, already. The rest of of us have.
Forum: Trials and Errors 15th August 2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
How would an obituary behind the NYT paywall help...

How would an obituary behind the NYT paywall help establish the author's references and citations for an article behind the JSTOR paywall?

Do you not understand the kind of evidence I'm asking...
Forum: Trials and Errors 15th August 2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
Which cabinet member? Which issue of...

Which cabinet member?

Which issue of Harper's?


The United States Congress? Where does it say that? From what I can tell, the marker is a state-level thing (Kentucky State Marker #667).
...
Forum: Trials and Errors 15th August 2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
Actually I retract this. I was in that thread,...

Actually I retract this. I was in that thread, and I'm still not sure KY vs Lincoln is real.

The cite at the top of this thread is to a 1928 article published in the American Bar Association...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th August 2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 43,188
Posted By theprestige
You are too trusting. Your view is mistaken. We...

You are too trusting. Your view is mistaken. We have counter-examples of bad actors abusing the trust system to exploit, harass, and sexually abuse women.


We have counter-examples of men...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th August 2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 43,188
Posted By theprestige
Trans rights activists are telling us that gender...

Trans rights activists are telling us that gender self-ID creates obligations and entitlements that need to be reflected in public policy.

That's the only reason we're asking them about these...
Forum: Trials and Errors 15th August 2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,802
Posted By theprestige
Okay. So what was that link?

Okay. So what was that link?
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