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Comment Re:It's not aliens (Score 1) 255

But let's pretend Jesus was God. Surely aliens would be sinful and need to be saved and all that. (In this scenario, "original sin" is something that evolves naturally in creatures that develop the ability to imagine non-immediate events and can make conscious choices that we would consider unethical.)

Not necessarily. Perhaps the aliens never Fell. God said "don't eat from that tree" and Xorblat said "okay." C.S. Lewis wrote a series of books, The Space Trilogy about such a circumstance.

Comment Re: Scrutiny (Score 1, Flamebait) 291

Apple is absolutely still being innovative. We had a story just last week about how they're leading the tech sector in the innovative ways in which they pander to racial minorities and sexual deviant groups. The Chinese workers may not be in love with the forced overtime, low pay and grueling labor conditions of Apple's factories, but I'm sure deep down they have no small amount of well-earned pride that across the sea in Cupertino transethnic pansexual demiqueer genderfluid owlkin working at Apple's offices are being treated with the respect and dignity they so richly deserve.

Comment Re:Off the rails (Score 1) 311

Why are all the men and woman in the movies attractive to the agree of x, why is there love interest in every single movie.

Sure, but that doesn't really have anything to do with how the writers/studio choose to portray different identity groups. And more often, how they will not portray their protected identity groups.

Just imagine walking into the studio exec's office and saying "Okay, the movie's about this evil homosexual Jew who murders straight Christians..."

Comment Re:Off the rails (Score 2) 311

Because here is the rub: Hollywood depiction of women is, in the aggregate, whatever the fuck the movie watching wants it be

No it's not. The Hollywood depiction of...everything...is whatever the writers and studio execs want it to be. For a long, long time the values of Hollywood and the values of the people in the flyover states have not been congruent at all. In Hollywood Christianity is bad, gays are good, blacks are doctors, the criminals are white, and everybody screws on the first date and no problems result from this. That ain't how they do things in Oklahoma.

Comment Bill Nye is not a science guy. (Score -1, Flamebait) 446

"Our favorite science guy?"

WTF is this, reddit? Goddamn slashdot's gone to shit. I mean, it's gone to shit several, several times since I started posting here, but every time I keep thinking we've hit bottom, no the editors find a way to dig deeper.

Comment Re:Public Relations (Score 1) 304

Not to get them to stop looking at wikileaks, no, but to:

1. Change the topic of conversation from the DNC's dirty laundry to "WikiLeaks is evil." Similar to the "Russians did it," "Trump's a Putin plant," "everyone clutch pearls because an evil foreign government is influencing our elections even though we're just guessing about that" narratives. Spam the news with anything other than the content of the leaks themselves.

2. Poison people against future releases from WikiLeaks. The Hillary campaign has already stated that the next leak will contain "falsified information." How they know...who knows? But it's all about establishing doubt and generally discrediting the source. After all, if wikileaks is evil because gays and cancer patients, who's to say they wouldn't fake stuff now?

3. In the long term the establishment wants WikiLeaks and Assange, gone. Anything that can be done to discredit, slander, malign, and generally make them lose support serves that end. If nobody likes WikiLeaks anymore then few will care when the next "cat burglar" makes it through.

What do you think the purpose of writing this story was? Now, a year after the events? Just to casually inform people of old news? It's not like there's any new information here, or new developments in the story. It's almost as if the point of the story isn't to inform you of the news, but is to shape the public's opinion of WikiLeaks. Naw, that can't be it. That would make our news media propaganda, and that's crazy conspiracy talk! You're smarter than that, aren't you?

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