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Forum: USA Politics 18th August 2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,736
Posted By Cavemonster
Even if what they did was toe what the party line...

Even if what they did was toe what the party line was a few years ago.
Forum: USA Politics 18th August 2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,736
Posted By Cavemonster
Agreed. I'll also blame the democrats that...

Agreed.

I'll also blame the democrats that helped us go in in there in the first place. And I blame Biden for being so publicly certain that the Taliban wouldn't instantly take over when it...
Forum: USA Politics 18th August 2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,736
Posted By Cavemonster
The whole idea of RINOs exists in large part so...

The whole idea of RINOs exists in large part so that things done by Republicans can be written off as things not done by "real" Republicans.

It's a no true Scotsman, with a moving definition that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th July 2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,167
Posted By Cavemonster
But why? Is there something non-police...

But why?

Is there something non-police responders have that people really want to "slaughter" them for?

If someone wants to assault random strangers for no reason, there are a million ways to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th May 2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 9,935
Posted By Cavemonster
I put several broad possibilities in my first...

I put several broad possibilities in my first post in this thread.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th May 2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 11,599
Posted By Cavemonster
I'm not sure sexed labels are an entirely sure...

I'm not sure sexed labels are an entirely sure unchosen consequence of etymology.

Even though "-er" or "-or" as a suffix has sexed historic roots we as a society have made choices to treat some...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th May 2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 9,935
Posted By Cavemonster
One thing to look out for is when nothing changes...

One thing to look out for is when nothing changes for a particular group, but things DO change for other groups.

All sorts of statistics change over time. And when one group does not change but...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th May 2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By Cavemonster
My general rule is that websites run by political...

My general rule is that websites run by political advocacy organizations tend to be poor sources from which to gather news and unbiased fact.

Further, my experience has been that people who seem...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th May 2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 9,935
Posted By Cavemonster
The issue with disparities isn't that we lack...

The issue with disparities isn't that we lack cures for cancer. The issue is that the tools we have for detecting and treating cancers don't seem to be equally available or used.

Yeah, research is...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th May 2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 9,935
Posted By Cavemonster
It feels more like a motte and bailey to me. ...

It feels more like a motte and bailey to me.
When you're challenged, your point is the broadest, hard to disagree with point that bare statistics alone are not a full picture.

But then the actual...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th May 2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 9,935
Posted By Cavemonster
Institutional or systemic or structural racism...

Institutional or systemic or structural racism isn't always or even generally driven by active malice, it's all about the way systems can be set up to negatively impact people based on race even if...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th May 2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 9,935
Posted By Cavemonster
No, if you feel that what you posted agreed with...

No, if you feel that what you posted agreed with my comment, you did not understand it
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th May 2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 9,935
Posted By Cavemonster
Did you not read my actual post? Or the quote I...

Did you not read my actual post? Or the quote I was responding to?

I am seriously struggling to undersatnd how what you wrote is meant as a response to what I wrote.
Forum: USA Politics 6th May 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 51,785
Posted By Cavemonster
I'd say that everyone who has a responsibility to...

I'd say that everyone who has a responsibility to communicate has a responsibility to communicate effectively to their audience, even understanding and compensating for imperfections in that...
Forum: USA Politics 6th May 2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 51,785
Posted By Cavemonster
I always found the idea that Mueller couldn't...

I always found the idea that Mueller couldn't have behaved otherwise because of his character to be unsatisfying.

To me it made me think of a neighbor who watches your house burn down while you're...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th May 2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 9,935
Posted By Cavemonster
If your whole point was something like...

If your whole point was something like "Statistics are only one facet of relevant data on an issue and nuanced looks at data from a number of sources are needed to fully understand an issue" then you...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th May 2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 9,935
Posted By Cavemonster
I agree very much. Do you think I'm agreeing with...

I agree very much. Do you think I'm agreeing with or supporting The Atheist in this?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th May 2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 9,935
Posted By Cavemonster
But of course, the specifics of drowning data are...

But of course, the specifics of drowning data are besides the point here.

The Athiest's point here (and please correct me if I've misread you) is to mock the idea that disparate outcomes along...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th May 2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2,628
Views: 131,788
Posted By Cavemonster
Your link does not describe the passage or its...

Your link does not describe the passage or its context as an editing error.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th May 2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 9,935
Posted By Cavemonster
If hair color accounted for a large discrepancy...

If hair color accounted for a large discrepancy in drowning victims across many years of statistics, then it might at least be a proxy for some relevant grouping.

But it's not just as easily...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th May 2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 9,935
Posted By Cavemonster
Sure, but as I already wrote, frequency of...

Sure, but as I already wrote, frequency of swimming itself isn't immune from being analyzed in terms of systemic racial inequality.

And that brings up questions of how frequency effects public...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th May 2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 9,935
Posted By Cavemonster
I'm not super familiar with what the factors at...

I'm not super familiar with what the factors at play might be, but in a vacuum, if a minority group is drowning at significantly higher rates than the majority ethnic group, I'd sort of like to know...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th May 2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2,823
Views: 154,587
Posted By Cavemonster
A couple points: 1) Activism is not normally...

A couple points:

1) Activism is not normally the kind of problem solving that happens in a straight line with measurable results in a short timeframe. The needle moves slowly due to the efforts of...
Forum: USA Politics 1st May 2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,913
Posted By Cavemonster
It's funny because the people calling for making...

It's funny because the people calling for making Twitter a public space are on the right.

When Trump started getting corrected, and then booted off, it became a common talking point that social...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st May 2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 11,599
Posted By Cavemonster
I'm not sure what the heck you're talking about...

I'm not sure what the heck you're talking about in relation to the thread of conversation I was commenting on.

The discussion was about the addition of qualifiers like "female" or "woman" added to...
Forum: USA Politics 1st May 2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,913
Posted By Cavemonster
I'm not sure what you mean there by "unbiased...

I'm not sure what you mean there by "unbiased host" is that a legal term I'm not aware of?

I don't think there's a single social media platform that doesn't kick some people off. At the very...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th April 2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 11,599
Posted By Cavemonster
That's not my read on that use of language at...

That's not my read on that use of language at all.
The actual spotlighting of women in science may certainly be part of a desire to help change perceptions, but I have no idea where you get the idea...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th April 2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3,637
Views: 130,370
Posted By Cavemonster
I am asking what observations lead to your...

I am asking what observations lead to your inference and why.
You keep simply stating your inference inference when asked for your observation and reasoning.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th April 2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3,637
Views: 130,370
Posted By Cavemonster
In critical thinking, it's useful to distinguish...

In critical thinking, it's useful to distinguish what you observe directly from what you infer from that observation. What you've written here is an inference. What is the direct observation that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th April 2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,408
Posted By Cavemonster
If events are exactly as described with nothing...

If events are exactly as described with nothing important left out, and the causal link between not kneeling and being benched is clear, then she should have a case, and while I don't necessaritly...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th April 2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,637
Views: 130,370
Posted By Cavemonster
I think the internet is ready for an Orwell rule,...

I think the internet is ready for an Orwell rule, broadly in the tradition of Godwin's Law.

Those that describe their opposition as "Orwellian"- it doesn't really matter if they're correct or not...
Forum: USA Politics 26th April 2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,655
Posted By Cavemonster
But research into what? Research can't tell you...

But research into what?
Research can't tell you what outcomes or actions you should value. At it's best reseach can predict what outcomes you would expect from certain policies.

But at the end...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd April 2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 13,777
Posted By Cavemonster
Automation of everything, and technology turning...

Automation of everything, and technology turning most of us into the equivalent of buggy whip manufacturers.

Between AI and robotics, we're poised to see a massive chunk of work, white collar and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd April 2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 11,599
Posted By Cavemonster
While that's true, plenty of other qualities make...

While that's true, plenty of other qualities make performers non-interchageable and they normally don't require separate terms.

For instance, Sir Ian McKellan isn't going to be hired to play the...
Forum: USA Politics 17th April 2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,655
Posted By Cavemonster
And going back to my example, that's a great...

And going back to my example, that's a great reason that enslaved people might advocate for a law that changes their circumstances, for their own self interest.

But in a situation where an...
Forum: USA Politics 16th April 2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,655
Posted By Cavemonster
What is the reason not to have an oppressive...

What is the reason not to have an oppressive government? That sounds like a moral concern, but you're playing taboo, trying to describe it without using the word.

What is the problem with an...
Forum: USA Politics 16th April 2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,655
Posted By Cavemonster
I asked PhantomWolf and didn't get a response, so...

I asked PhantomWolf and didn't get a response, so I'll extend this question to everyone who says that laws shouldn't be based on moral consideration.

Imagine a country, much like the US ~160 years...
Forum: USA Politics 15th April 2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,655
Posted By Cavemonster
So what do we call it when lawmakers supported by...

So what do we call it when lawmakers supported by voters denay people these rights?

For an easy example, let's look at slavery. Hopefully we can agree that under legal slavery in the US, one...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th April 2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,158
Posted By Cavemonster
Nevermind, misinterpreted a post.

Nevermind, misinterpreted a post.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th April 2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,158
Posted By Cavemonster
Our experience with a buyer's agent left us with...

Our experience with a buyer's agent left us with a bad taste in our mouths.

There were only two kinds of houses she showed us, ones that we had found on Zillow or realtor.com ourselves and asked...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th April 2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,158
Posted By Cavemonster
It's not too out of nowhere. Under normal...

It's not too out of nowhere. Under normal circumstances, an eviction takes ~90 days. That would have been the end of the problem. That would suck for them,but it wouldn't be bad enough to make the...
Forum: USA Politics 13th April 2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,084
Posted By Cavemonster
That the president of the United states appointed...

That the president of the United states appointed the son of a rival to a job he was unqualified for as a back room trade for political favors is a pretty major conspiracy theory to advance with zero...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th April 2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,158
Posted By Cavemonster
There has been some discussion of the risk of...

There has been some discussion of the risk of this kind of thing in r/legal advice on reddit.

What I've seen a few lawyers mention is how important it is to do a full walkthrough with the old...
Forum: USA Politics 12th April 2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,084
Posted By Cavemonster
I didn't watch it, but are you sure he wasn't...

I didn't watch it, but are you sure he wasn't joking?

I voted for Biden, but the last thing I'd ever say about him is that he always says the right thing. It is very famously one of his major...
Forum: USA Politics 12th April 2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,084
Posted By Cavemonster
The laptop story as it unfolded was so bizarre. ...

The laptop story as it unfolded was so bizarre.

The shop owner having apparent face blindness so they couldn't identify that Hunter dropped it off. The idea that the laptop was submitted to the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th April 2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,823
Views: 154,587
Posted By Cavemonster
As I understand it, Asperger's as a diagnoses was...

As I understand it, Asperger's as a diagnoses was taken out of the DSM and fallen out of favor with the medical community, people who would have been diagnosed with Asperger's are generally...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 10th April 2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Cavemonster
Right now, since it's probibitively difficult to...

Right now, since it's probibitively difficult to prove affirmatively that someone saw and decided to copy another work, the tests are based on whether the work was reasonably accessible and whether...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 9th April 2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Cavemonster
The objections voiced in that particular article...

The objections voiced in that particular article seem to be at least technically surmountable.

The first was that a simple transcribed melody alone is not enough to identify a piece of music. As...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 9th April 2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Cavemonster
Clearly, AI authored work strains at the values...

Clearly, AI authored work strains at the values and practical ideals undergurding copyright law.

We can speculate about how courts might handle issues of challenged ownership based on the closest...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th April 2021, 01:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,517
Posted By Cavemonster
I'm not sure how much gun crime currently...

I'm not sure how much gun crime currently involves self assembled guns.

But then again I appreciate laws that attempt to be proactive rather than reactive. If someone had said in 1998 or so "Why...
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