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Comment: Re:tip of the iceberg (Score 1) 944

by dbIII (#49618503) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

That is a stupid thing to say in one way, and an insightful thing to say in another.

Analogies are like that - meant to shine light on a thing without actually being the thing.
However you didn't get to the end of it - "bbq in synagogue level squared". I suggest you reply to what is written instead of a strawman - that shit is getting old.

because you do not believe in

Yes your iimaginary strawman in your head is a prick - how about being brave enough to deal with reality instead of yelling at shadows?
Also learn about Wilders - he's opposed to freedom of speech and freedom of any religeon apart from his own sub-sect - so if you are a Baptist, Catholic, Methodist and so on you are evil in his eyes. On race, if you've got anything other than pure Dutch blood and a Dutch upbringing you are evil in his eyes. So the standoff is one piece of shit baiting a different sort of piece of shit.

Comment: For the slow (Score 1) 944

by dbIII (#49618435) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas
It's about pissing on beliefs. an analogy is an analogy. I'm sure you can choose a different analogy that makes more sense to you if you try hard enough instead of arguing two or three levels removed from the actual issue.
Anyway, here's a clue. The bait is in Texas so unclean American blood can be spilled instead of clean Dutch blood. Wilders is not on your side. The guys that want to shoot him are not on your side either.

Comment: Re:Way to get waaaay off the point (Score 1) 604

by dbIII (#49618399) Attached to: My High School CS Homework Is the Centerfold

Were the sexual comments directed towards the person in the article?

Does it matter? It was probably enough to potentially drive kids away as the author is suggesting.

Is this an individual teenager complaining

The incident appears to have happened so we don't need a statistically significant number of complaints, just that it happened is enough for it to be used as an example to illustrate a point as is done in the article.

What facts exist that point to the Lena image being the exclusive cause of the "boys' sexual comments?"

The chain is events is pretty obvious, whether other incidents are going to happen or not this one was caused by a preventable fuckup by a teacher and the author then took steps to try to prevent it happening again.

The whole thing is written by a teen

Which is why some of the attacks on her by posters other than yourself are deplorable. Young or not, she's getting hassles in a computer class that have nothing to do with the subject and I think she has a point with the source of it. Maybe think of it like a missing bit of railing on a platform - an obvious accident waiting to happen, easy to fix, so why not fix it?

and the choice of Lena's image in particular

The problem is the teacher asking the students to search for it instead of merely providing the image which would be the professional thing to do. Allowing teenage boys to find the source and then bully other kids based on the baggage associated with Playboy is the unprofessional thing to do IMHO. I had enough trouble with first year engineering boys bullying the few girls in my classes so I think I can imagine what high school boys would be like in this situation.

It's a pity this issue has been blown so far out of proportion to be a "Friday night fight" about women in IT and engineering.

Comment: Re:Way to get waaaay off the point (Score 1) 604

by dbIII (#49617579) Attached to: My High School CS Homework Is the Centerfold

Citation needed

From the article:

I tried to tune out the boys’ sexual comments.

This whole thing is just an example to illustrate the problem of girls getting a hard time in class, so while discussions about the place of nudity in society may be interesting they have little or nothing to do with TFA.

Comment: Re:"xenophobic fascist" (Score 1) 944

by dbIII (#49617507) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

Muslims and Arabs and Africans are free to practice their unique ways in their own countries. There is simply no reason for those people to be in Europe

Consider those words and then consider the vast majority of migrants to the colonies in America. The entire place was based on being able to run things differently to the way the Catholic and English churches wanted people to run their lives.

Comment: Re:Yet that's what they are doing (Score 1) 944

by dbIII (#49617411) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas
It's all fun and games until their trolling incites someone to successfully blow up some innocent kids that have been dragged along by their idiot parents. Even if it's just the idiot parents that get blown up it's a stupidly high price for the sake of stirring up a bit of hate for fun.
At best they are fanning the flames and turning people who wouldn't consider joining extremists into being extremists.

Comment: Re:Attacking me now are you? (Score 1) 944

by dbIII (#49617343) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas
To avoid posts like yours I put the following on my first post as a sort of intelligence test:

I am in no way defending either the loud xenophobic fascist Wilders or anyone that wants to take a shot at him.

Guess how you did in the test? I don't know whether it's attention span that let you down, but for some reason you've been arguing with a strawman all this time despite the obvious signpost above.

Recalibrate. I'm sure you're not a stupid or bad person... just, recalibrate.

Rather arrogant, especially when you didn't even pay attention to what my view on the topic is!

Comment: Re:Attacking me now are you? (Score 0) 944

by dbIII (#49609717) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

It's quite simple. "Deliberate pissing on beliefs" is generally good when the beliefs are crap

You should note that the belief you say is crap is the belief of not worshipping idols - one which you probably share. In my mind the crap is the extremes it gets taken to and how they react about it (eg. murder).
Good job in blowing a molehill of a post that was really about deliberately poking the bear into a mountain over other stuff because apparently it wasn't interesting enough. The personal attack with "You need to get your... *something* re-calibrated" is a nice touch.

Comment: Attacking me now are you? (Score 0) 944

by dbIII (#49609557) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas
Oh so I've got to "correct my worldview" with some random goatse link or something instead of expressing freedom of speech - funny how libertarians do that when someone wants to say something other than propaganda they want to spread.

This thing in Texas was a deliberate case of shouting fire in a crowded theatre - you can do it but consequences should be expected.

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