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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By theprestige
Hard to respect a report whose editor passed...

Hard to respect a report whose editor passed "pedaled" for "peddled".
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 04:43 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 4,567
Posted By theprestige
Taping the nipples doesn't solve the problem, in...

Taping the nipples doesn't solve the problem, in my opinion. Same as throwing a censor bar across 20‰ of a cock head's silhouette doesn't stop it from being hentai, and pixelating the vulva as such...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By theprestige
It probably has to do with it being illegal to...

It probably has to do with it being illegal to openly offer advantages to white people based on their race, and generally counter-productive to complain when someone gains such advantages through...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 63,171
Posted By theprestige
It's not about finding a legal loophole on a...

It's not about finding a legal loophole on a technicality.

It's about basic pragmatism and common sense. If NATO wanted Ukraine in right now, they wouldn't need to find a loophole. They'd just...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 02:47 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 3,978
Posted By theprestige
Or intentionally allowing the conditions for...

Or intentionally allowing the conditions for hydrate plugs to form, and once you were pretty sure you had some, creating the conditions for them to do the thing.

But my provisional hypothesis is...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 01:47 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 3,978
Posted By theprestige
I could see a poorly-maintained Russian pipeline...

I could see a poorly-maintained Russian pipeline developing several plugs, and I bet that twelve-mile stretch is a bendy bit.

Honestly this makes a lot more sense than sabotage by any party.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 12:01 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,583
Posted By theprestige
As far as I can tell, it started out as...

As far as I can tell, it started out as conspiracy-theoretical jargon. Kind of an AAVE reference to the concept of the special sunglasses in They Live. You used to be asleep to the Unjust System of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 11:54 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,583
Posted By theprestige
Have you considered switching to a stipulative...

Have you considered switching to a stipulative polythetic definition that is based on present function and will eliminate all confusions? I have some lexical references and selections from Bartlett's...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 11:33 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,583
Posted By theprestige
Probably because it's not worth hanging on to....

Probably because it's not worth hanging on to. Whatever noble purpose it was ostensibly to serve, it got overtaken too quickly by clowning to really establish itself as a serious word for serious...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 63,171
Posted By theprestige
Not just between democracies; within the US...

Not just between democracies; within the US system of government himself. Within the limits of his office, Biden has near-absolute power. Outside the limits of his office, he's basically just another...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 09:37 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By theprestige
My provisional hypothesis whenever teenagers do...

My provisional hypothesis whenever teenagers do something horrific that also happens to violate some recently-emphasized taboo, it's because they're trying to do the most transgressive thing they can...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 09:31 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 3,978
Posted By theprestige
By the principle of Russian Propaganda Inversion:...

By the principle of Russian Propaganda Inversion: Russian politicians are freaking out over the idea that their supposed 'allies' are sabotaging their collective interests, and the whole premise of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 63,171
Posted By theprestige
RUSSIA: Ukraine can't join NATO, we dispute...

RUSSIA: Ukraine can't join NATO, we dispute certain territories.

NATO: Literally no one in NATO recognizes your claim. There is no dispute.

RUSSIA: There is if we cross the border again.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 63,171
Posted By theprestige
I'm assuming it's symbolic also, but the...

I'm assuming it's symbolic also, but the symbolism is, "by the time NATO has finished its preliminary deliberations and diplomatic wrangling, we'll have ended this territorial dispute and NATO can...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 07:42 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,583
Posted By theprestige
"You can't use 'Democrat' neutrally because that...

"You can't use 'Democrat' neutrally because that guy over there is using it to be mean."

"I had no idea. I'm just using it neutrally."

"Nope. Now that you know he's using it to be mean, you...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 06:28 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By theprestige
When you put it that way... I figure we're only...

When you put it that way... I figure we're only two to three years away, at most, from a mainstream media opinion piece with a headline to the effect of "the gentrification of trans-identity".
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 63,171
Posted By theprestige
One thing's for sure: It'll get rebuilt a lot...

One thing's for sure: It'll get rebuilt a lot faster and a lot better under Ukrainian rule than Russian.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 06:15 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,583
Posted By theprestige
A lot of liberals have already woken up - so to...

A lot of liberals have already woken up - so to speak - to the idea that "Democrat" is now a dirty word.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 05:25 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,709
Posted By theprestige
I'm okay with this.

I'm okay with this.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 04:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,709
Posted By theprestige
I suggest you start with an example usage "in the...

I suggest you start with an example usage "in the wild", and we can work from there.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 20,216
Posted By theprestige
I disagree. If the monarch were the executive...

I disagree. If the monarch were the executive head of state, I'd think otherwise, but it seems entirely appropriate to me that a figurehead's death should be recorded as having a figurehead cause.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By theprestige
It's kind of offensive to me that an Australian...

It's kind of offensive to me that an Australian would consider 200 deaths in Bali as equivalent to the 9/11 attack.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 04:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,709
Posted By theprestige
Why is the word offensive now? Past usage? You...

Why is the word offensive now? Past usage? You say not. Present usage? No, present usage is devoid of meaning except as a label for a place.

There seems to be no coherent history of how or when or...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 63,171
Posted By theprestige
Secret is the lowest level of security clearance....

Secret is the lowest level of security clearance. They hand it out to pretty much anyone who qualifies for the job role and isn't an obvious jackass.

I will not comment here about the implied...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By theprestige
It's cute when lay observers try to play...

It's cute when lay observers try to play gamesmanship at the level of US senators. It's pretty obvious that the actual players at that level are already way beyond such penny-ante gotchas.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 03:09 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By theprestige
I for one am totally okay with revoking trans...

I for one am totally okay with revoking trans accommodation for traitors. Unless some clearly demonstrated medical necessity requires otherwise.

ETA: From the Buzzfeed article:Henry says her story...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 63,171
Posted By theprestige
What I'm wondering is how the FBI managed to...

What I'm wondering is how the FBI managed to insert itself between the woman and the Russian embassy.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 63,171
Posted By theprestige
Hell, the territorial defense troops around Kiev...

Hell, the territorial defense troops around Kiev may now be better organized and equipped than the Belarussians.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 63,171
Posted By theprestige
Everything is relative. There are reasonable...

Everything is relative. There are reasonable doubts that Belarus could cross the distance to Kiev, in the face of even desultory Ukrainian opposition.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,583
Posted By theprestige
"Social justice warrior."

"Social justice warrior."
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,583
Posted By theprestige
That doesn't explain why this trans-affirming...

That doesn't explain why this trans-affirming plastic surgeon has the slogan displayed in her office.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 3,978
Posted By theprestige
NATO Formally Blames Sabotage for Nord Stream Pipeline Damage

What if it really is a bona fide false flag operation? I don't think I've ever actually seen one, perpetrated by a nation state.

NATO wishes to get more involved, but can't escalate without...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 63,171
Posted By theprestige
Well, yes. I assume the objectives of a...

Well, yes. I assume the objectives of a Belarussian offensive would be to

1. Force Ukraine to withdraw substantial forces from the eastern front to defend Kiev; by

2. Posing an immediate,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By theprestige
Kinda sounds like the royals made a deal with the...

Kinda sounds like the royals made a deal with the priests to affirm the divine right of kings. I.e., church endorsement of the crown, in order to encourage temporal obedience in the faithful, in...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 63,171
Posted By theprestige
I guess the big questions are, does Ukraine have...

I guess the big questions are, does Ukraine have the resources to fight on a second front? And, does Belarus have the resources to open a second front worth fighting? Assuming it does, is that really...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 06:57 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 4,567
Posted By theprestige
Also, it probably qualifies as an "off-color...

Also, it probably qualifies as an "off-color joke".
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 63,171
Posted By theprestige
That would be weird; an embassy is for...

That would be weird; an embassy is for interacting with the host nation. A citizen overseas who needed government documents from their own country would go to their consulate. This is actually quite...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 06:47 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By theprestige
Hypothesis: A trans person who stays closeted in...

Hypothesis: A trans person who stays closeted in an anti-LGBT community, then moves to a pro-LGBT community and comes out, is less likely to be attacked for being trans.

As LGBT identities...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 02:43 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 4,567
Posted By theprestige
TragicMonkey has been defending this person, with...

TragicMonkey has been defending this person, with an argument based on the assumption of absence of harm.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By theprestige
Sexual assault.

Sexual assault.
Forum: USA Politics 28th September 2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 801
Posted By theprestige
Don't tell me, tell Sarge.

Don't tell me, tell Sarge.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th September 2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 63,171
Posted By theprestige
I suppose the good news from this post is that...

I suppose the good news from this post is that the Kremlin isn't encouraging us to take their nuclear threats seriously. They're still pushing the "referendum" angle.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th September 2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 3,978
Posted By theprestige
I prefer the Russian Propaganda Inversion...

I prefer the Russian Propaganda Inversion Principle. We should pay close attention to this theory, and look for Russian ships in the region during the period of interest.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th September 2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 63,171
Posted By theprestige
Jesus Christ, dude. Think this through. They're...

Jesus Christ, dude. Think this through. They're not going to use all their nukes in Ukraine. They're not going to use all their nukes at all, unless you give them reason to. Which is exactly what you...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,709
Posted By theprestige
Her mountain. The Lady's Valley. Woman Peak....

Her mountain. The Lady's Valley. Woman Peak. Good, good. Geography should not be a sausage fest.

No can do, chief. Those scumbags over there used it as a pejorative [citation needed], so now you...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By theprestige
If we're rethinking the conventional wisdom on...

If we're rethinking the conventional wisdom on transphobia, maybe it's time to rethink homophobia as well.

A heterosexual man doesn't have to be a homophobe, to be outraged by an unexpected dick...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th September 2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 63,171
Posted By theprestige
The entire Cold War was literally Russia bullying...

The entire Cold War was literally Russia bullying the rest of the world because they have nukes. What they're doing to Ukraine right now is the same thing they did to Eastern Europe, behind the Iron...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By theprestige
I looked into this in a desultory fashion a few...

I looked into this in a desultory fashion a few weeks ago. Apparently the claim is that a statistic commonly cited by TRAs as a talking point about the higher risk of violence faced by trans folks...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th September 2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 63,171
Posted By theprestige
Man, the Russian Federation's military readiness...

Man, the Russian Federation's military readiness is just fractally bad. The more you zoom in, the more you see the same awfulness repeated at every scale.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By theprestige
Another clue as to the transsexuality of all of...

Another clue as to the transsexuality of all of this is the implication that the more completely and successfully you express your transgender identity, the more likely you are to start coding as the...
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