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Comment They misunderstand the problem. (Score 1) 473

Doubt and dissent aren't caused by doubt and dissent.

People respond to personalities every bit as much as they respond to the information presented.

Instead of "All of the evidence we've ever found supports the belief that natural selection leads to the evolution of new species."

A lot of trolls say things like "Evolution is real. God is fake. Darwin fucks the baby Jesus IN THE ASS! LOLOLOLOLOLOL"

In other words, being abrasive will cause people to oppose the ideas that you support, even if you're otherwise right.


Comment Re:proving parent right... (Score 1) 356

It's not illegal to possess cash. Not even large amounts of cash. If he never saw drugs, he had no actual knowledge that anything illegal was going on. His incarceration wasn't about upholding the law, it was about making an example so that next person would know that he better cooperate with the feds.


Comment Re:Oh, really? (Score 1) 1255

Let me know when you recover from blaming other people for your problems.

When I was 30, I decided that the cause of the problem was less important than the solution. The pointless nonsense that I was subjected to may have made me dislike that environment but it was up to me to further my education. So, I did.

Busywork is a significant part of any job almost regardless of payscale. Meetings are busywork, charting is busywork. Strategy sessions are busywork. Recording results is busywork. Reading and signing documents is busywork.

If your meetings are busywork, then you shouldn't have them. Charting, strategy sessions, recording and reporting are not busywork. They allow an organization to be sure that resources are being spent in a most constructive manner.

In fact given your rant above, you come off sounding like someone who has to be constantly stimulated in your job. Which to your supervisor sounds a lot like we have to be constantly working to keep you entertained. No offense but I'll just hire the next guy who can handle being bored from time to time without blaming me for destroying his "love of work"

What yes men like you don't seem to understand is that when we're unhappy with employment, we can leave.

It has happened to me a few times. I've left over not getting a promotion or raise that I thought I deserved. (Admittedly, I'm not unbiased in this regard) I have left over unreasonably autocratic management.

While you find ways to cope with misery, we move on and find happiness.


Comment Re:Lesson not learned (Score 1) 331

I can only surmise they are arrogantly looking down their nose and their user community and scoffing "Stupid cretins, we are gods, do not anger us with your squealing like pigs.

Which is pretty much the same response one gets from Google when you ask them to make a traditional menu bar an option in Chrome.


Comment Re:Oh, really? (Score 2) 1255

My local public school nearly killed my love of learning.

I was in the gifted program and I nearly didn't graduate with my friends. Not because I couldn't learn the material or keep up, I did that and more. I quickly became bored with pointless busy work and ended up getting into trouble. I was admitted to a state school and after a terrible freshman year, I was kicked out of academic suspension.

It took until I was 30 years old for me to recover from the damage done to my love of learning as a child. Fortunately, I was able to return to college and get my B.S. and M.S. degrees in short order but I could have easily been a statistic.

So, from someone who has experience, I say fuck Allison Benedikt. Fuck her right in her stupid ass.

I can only afford to send my children to public school but I'm doing everything possible to get them into a charter school.


Comment Re:Hey (Score 1) 535

People should be able to believe or disbelieve as they wish. If I have questions, I'll ask you.

I have asked questions of my Christian, Muslim and atheist friends when I was looking for clarity on their world-view. What I don't want is to have my day interrupted with proselytizing from anyone.


Comment Re: Fit to drive? (Score 1) 535

We are mostly in agreement.

Obviously, hot and heavy petting. Everyone is naked. Someone says "no", that means that it's a no. No queston about that.

"You absolutely need express verbal consent, or it's rape."

I'm going to have to disagree here.

This frames sex as something that men do to women or something that women give to men as opposed to an activity between two consenting equals.

Does he have to give verbal permission for her to not have raped him?

You cannot, in one breath, argue that the sexes are equal but in another argue that the level of responsibility in sexuality is unequal.

Moreover, it doesn't address that rape is sex against someone's will, regardless of verbal statements. If the words are all that matter, putting a knife to someone's throat and making them say "yes, you have my permission to begin sex" would absolve someone of criminal liability.


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