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Comment Re:Donnie Downer (Score 1) 917

cause she's trying to get a reaction from society at large and people shouldn't react to hearsay like a crime was committed.

React how? Did she out the person? No. Is there a lynch mob currently headed their way? No. Is there some pending litigation which is now based on hearsay? Again, no.
What is happening is that people are discussing HR policies and Uber policies in particular. They are talking about sexism and inappropriate conduct in the workplace. They are talking about hardening systems against vulnerabilities which can be used to enable that sexism. This would protect everyone involved. But apparently we are in the discovery phase of a trial and such discussion are verboten.

But hey I'm crazy

I don't think you are crazy. I think you feel threatened. You might spend some quality time asking yourself why this is so.

Comment Re:Donnie Downer (Score 2) 917

Saying you have evidence IS NOT EVIDENCE

She gave the evidence to HR. Why would you expect that it appear in her post?

The issue here is the obvious vulnerability in people's minds that causes them to believe and advocate for anything they feel like believing without any objectivity or rationality

Indeed. I would point to you and s.petry as fine examples of this. I hope she and others in her position read this and, in the future, just go ahead and post all of the pertinent details to social media. Forget bringing allegations privately to HR. That's what you are advocating for, right?

Comment Re:Donnie Downer (Score 5, Informative) 917

After Ellen Pao, UNLV, Duke LaCrosse, and countless false police reports (resulting in legal action) about discrimination I'm waiting for evidence. Chat logs, screen shots, and email logs should be enough to prove the case. TFA reports no such evidence.

So, you post this, but don't bother to read the actual account?
From the actual account:

It was clear that he was trying to get me to have sex with him, and it was so clearly out of line that I immediately took screenshots of these chat messages and reported him to HR.

I know, I know, they cleverly hid it behind the first link in the story.

Comment Re:Mickey Maus (Score 2) 363

a not insignificant number of the actual protestors are paid, too, about $25 via craigslist,

Care to show some actual examples of said ads with people answering them?
I marched in a local Women's March. No one I knew was being paid, or had been approached about being paid. I certainly wasn't. There were thousands of people there. There was ZERO indication of anyone paying for protests. Instead, you have a diverse group of people with individual concerns(ranging from pro-choice beliefs to local Native American tribes showing solidarity with the pipeline protesters, and pretty much everything in between). No one was confused about their message. No one was rioting, either. But I suppose people protesting against Republican policies doesn't fit the "Trump gets mandate from American People" meme.

Comment Re:What about electrical, plumbing etc? (Score 1) 315

I doubt very much you are allowed to do your or gas, electrical or plumbing.

When I bought my first house, it was a fixer upper($1000 house with a nice lot right out of high school == win). I redid the gas, electrical and plumbing. And the roof, the drywall, the windows, the doors, a new water heater, flooring, a new central heat & air system, etc.
I had to have it inspected(like the leak test for the gas lines), but I did it all myself. The only part that ever caused a problem was some old wiring that I didn't replace in the stand alone garage.
So, yeah, in most places, you can do all of that yourself.

Comment Re:Science and Christianity are NOT compatible (Score 4, Insightful) 260

They seek from the Bible inspiration, a cultural identity, etc., but not doctrine.

Well, I hate to tell you, but the vast majority of Christians would consider you to be a heretic at best. And the same would happen at any given point in the history of Christianity. Your version might be more intellectually palatable, but don't imagine for a moment that it represents a majority.

Comment Re:And so he validates the violence (Score 1) 894

No, it just puts him in the same philosophical camp as most of the civilized world, in that you should be punished for deliberately insulting someone.

I'm not sure what "civilized world" you live in, but I have no expectation of being just in striking someone for an insult, regardless of the context. When I encounter ideas and opinions I dislike, I attack them with ideas and words, not fists and weapons.

Comment Re:Only YEC denies it (Score 1) 669

If we had some objective means of determining the morality of something, we could have a scientific theory of ethics and morals.

And if the Catholic church made no formal claims about anything physical, this would be a valid critique. It is not. The church makes claims about evolutionary history(see Humani Generis, the Catechism, etc), miracles(see virtually any beatification process), mental illness(see any "possession" case), decay(see the silliness about incorruptible bodies), etc. This is ignoring such silliness as transubstantiation("this process is physical, but can't be detected pretty much by meaningless distinctions about substance and accident").

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