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Serious / Re: Damore sues Google
« on: February 20, 2018, 04:25:16 PM »
conservatives should absolutely be discriminated against
People like you are the reason trump is in office you dumbass little kid
not my fault conservatives react to criticisms of conservatism by being even more and foolishly conservative
You're not going to make much of a positive impact on society with such a polarizing attitude. Conservatism looks at plenty of valid issues as does modern liberalism. If you can't see how both sides need each other for society to be able to function well, then you still have a huge amount of reflection on the nature of society, and the human condition as well, to be doing. Honestly we all need to take more time to reflect on that. I certainly can't claim to understand what to do to most effectively ameliorate the problems western society faces today, and I would never be so arrogant to claim I could, but I can at least say I understand the truth that exclusively right ideology or exclusively left ideology is not a proper solution.

It's sad to see just how much tribalism is growing today. It would seem that less and less people understand the immense importance of trying to work together, even with the people they disagree with, within the bounds of reason, obviously.

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The Flood / Re: Hot takes
« on: February 20, 2018, 02:45:32 PM »
I have a preference for traditional art (though I still love both) but comparing it to digital is more or less like comparing apples and oranges. It can certainly be said that digital art is not meant to be representative of the exact same skill-set as traditional, and there's plenty that solely traditional artists do not have the skill to do that digital artists have developed because the two practices are significantly different. The same can be said for sub-sets of traditional art like drawing vs painting.

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Serious / Re: I change my mind
« on: February 18, 2018, 03:50:37 PM »
if there were some way to alleviate all responsibility while retaining purpose in life, then you can bet i'd strive for it
tbh I'm not sure one could find purpose and meaning in life without responsibility.

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Serious / Re: I change my mind
« on: February 18, 2018, 03:32:37 PM »
but you are seeing a nation where you can't live a comfortable life without working to afford the resources you need to survive

which is worse
You, at least, aren't one to suggest that life would be better without work at all, are you?
to reiterate nix: from each according to his ability, to each according to his need

the fact of the matter is that some people just aren't cut out for work, which will only become increasingly true with the advent of automation

if you work at all, your incentive for doing so should not be monetary compensation, it should be the knowledge that you're contributing something useful to your society, whether it be food, entertainment, or some other good or service

everyone works for each other

cooperation
I was just wondering if you were one to believe a life of nothing but leisure, one without responsibility, would be ideal.

Didn't think so.

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Serious / Re: I change my mind
« on: February 18, 2018, 12:56:41 PM »
but you are seeing a nation where you can't live a comfortable life without working to afford the resources you need to survive

which is worse
You, at least, aren't one to suggest that life would be better without work at all, are you?

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The Flood / Re: I'm not high you're high
« on: February 18, 2018, 09:11:48 AM »
Kratom isn't even a drug lol
It alters your body's chemistry beyond nutrition so it's as much of a drug as caffeine is.

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The Flood / Re: I'm not high you're high
« on: February 18, 2018, 09:09:21 AM »
I've been taking like 30 grams of kratom a day for over a year now so my tolerance is through the clouds. Toking with it just makes me want to nod out.

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The Flood / Re: im not drunk youre drunk AMA
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:23:50 PM »
i disable autocofrect because the typos arw humorous yoy dence motherfucker
This amount of typos looks like you're purposely typing too fast and careless.

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The Flood / Re: im not drunk youre drunk AMA
« on: February 17, 2018, 06:28:54 PM »
You still haven't learned to type properly when drunk? It's not hard.

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The Flood / Re: The 17th school shooting since February 2017 happened today
« on: February 16, 2018, 07:31:02 PM »
https://www.wired.com/story/pro-gun-russian-bots-flood-twitter-after-parkland-shooting/

Looks like Russia has already put its spambots to work to push fake news (which might explain how people like Batch believed the shooter was a Democrat / antifa even though it's now looking he was part of a far right group) and pro gun rhetoric to capitalize of these situations.
https://theroperreportsite.wordpress.com/2018/02/15/florida-school-shooter-is-latino-communist-antifa-supporter/

He has already been confirmed as a member of a white nationalist group. They even confirmed it when they denied involvement.
Apparently law enforcement have specifically stated that they have been monitoring the organization ROF for a couple of years now and no ties to the shooter were ever found. The leader of the organization is now back-tracking his statements that the shooter was an affiliate. Check the video I just posed above if you want or here's some links:

Link.
Link.
Link.

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The Flood / Re: The 17th school shooting since February 2017 happened today
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:45:26 PM »
Looks like journalists too quick to jump on the story without checking the facts got played by the internet and then the leader of this white nationalist organization ROF.

YouTube


EDIT: Wow that video was removed for harassment and bullying? The algorithm fucks up again.

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I'll have to go through all of this in detail when I'm not so mentally fatigued. Even reading over the last post and responding took way more effort than I honestly have the energy to muster, dealing with my deteriorated health right now. I tried to skim through for the time being, to at least get a decent understanding and I think I see what you're trying to explain, at least I hope I do.

I would like to say that I never did think that this new legislation would be used to take anyone to court for refusing to use gender-neutral pronouns, at least not so long as the courts consist of reasonable people. The issue I was having was whether or not the possibility of such a thing was actually instantiated in the law. If the law could be interpreted that way somehow, to present an opportunity for ideologues to actually try to use it against someone at any point in the future. Basically, my concern was, not so much that is it a possibility now, but could it become a possibility in the future as society changes overtime and is the law structured in such a way that would prevent it from becoming a possibility.

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The Flood / Re: I am fairly sure I have cancer.
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:54:33 AM »
"I might have cancer," isn't something a person, especially one with family to take care of, should be deciding they don't have the time to look into it. Please, at least for the sake of your children, go get it checked out.

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I understand your gripes with Peterson, and I think they're reasonable. That laws must be open to some degree of interpretation isn't something I am personally against. I would never expect the law to have to absolutely define every specific thing that constitutes discrimination.

Contemplating it further, I think the issue I have with the vagueness of the wording is that it doesn't adequately define discrimination or hate propaganda etc. in terms of the consequences of such. IE: an action that is preventing a person from receiving a service from a business, or messages that are inciting violence against a certain group. This would allow a court to better define what actions constitute these terms in my eyes.

You say that the refusal to refer to someone as zer is not defined as discrimination in the law, but I'm not seeing how, exactly. I'm sorry if I'm not understanding the law very well, It just doesn't seem to make that distinction.

Reading this section of the bill:

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that all individuals should have an opportunity equal with other individuals to make for themselves the lives that they are able and wish to have and to have their needs accommodated, consistent with their duties and obligations as members of society, without being hindered in or prevented from doing so by discriminatory practices

It would seem the law places the responsibility on the courts to determine whether or not an action, such as refusing to refer to someone with a gender-neutral pronoun, is a violation of a person's right to "an equal opportunity with other individuals to make for themselves the lives that they are able and wish to have and to have their needs accommodated etc."

What exactly is stopping the court from ruling that the refusal to refer to someone with gender-neutral pronouns is a violation of this right? Can they not make the case that doing so is preventing someone from, "making for themselves the lives that they are able and wish to have and to have their needs accommodated?"

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Serious / Re: I change my mind
« on: February 15, 2018, 01:04:56 PM »
I was actually kidding about all that leftism stuff im a facsist now. im racist
I mean you can totally be on the right and be against authoritarianism.

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Serious / Re: I change my mind
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:53:46 AM »
Anarcho-Communist
Isn't this like an oxymoron?

No, it's a genuine and highly thought out ideology, I hope you aren't one of those "Socialism is when the government does stuff" types. As Communism, in it's truest form, is stateless.
How is it possible to achieve true communism without the state intervening? Considering the fact that millions of people wouldn't go along with it.

All Communism is, is community controlled means of production. With people giving according to their ability, and receiving according to their needs. Tyrants like Stalin ruled in state capitalism and called it communism.
Yeah I understand that point, but I'm thinking practically here. If millions of people would reject that way of living, if they would refuse to accept and go along with it, then the state would have to force them to go along with it or force them out of society through tyranny.

tbh (and I'm not saying this is what you're doing, I don't know you well enough) I think any vision of utopia is directly pursued through naivety. Perhaps unless and until we discover an over-unity method of creating energy and in turn create over-abundance for our society. If we actually manage to reach the technological singularity, for instance, and it doesn't end up bringing about our extinction, then I think the pursuit of utopia might be more plausible. But only if, and this is a very huge if, (((human nature))) doesn't intervene again. After-all, people revel in danger and hardship. To so many, life is meaningless without struggle against something in some form. Without any struggle ever, I'm not certain a human can find meaning in living tbh. I'm just not wise enough to know and probably never will be.

The human nature argument always puzzled me, it's fairly obvious human nature is a result of surroundings, of nurture over nature for the most part, and so in a Capitalist society, people are selfish, as that is what the system rewards. Whereas a lot of people I know with anti-capitalist views are generally considerably kinder and more accepting/helpful.

I'm an Anarchist, and so I believe in abolishing the state, for freedom of all people, people telling you how to live and what to live for is an inherently oppressive thing. People want freedom.
I think environment plays a very significant and important role in shaping a person's nature, but I also believe biology does as well, and perhaps there are many other factors I am not privy to because, as I said, I am not wise enough to understand them. I think human nature is something far too complex for some single person to definitively understand. The best we can do, as a species, is search for truths that we know to direct us towards the path of a meaningful life and condense these truths into wisdom that we carry into the future.

In utopia, I'm not so convinced that someone wouldn't try to tear it down, to create chaos again.

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Serious / Re: I change my mind
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:28:42 AM »
Anarcho-Communist
Isn't this like an oxymoron?

No, it's a genuine and highly thought out ideology, I hope you aren't one of those "Socialism is when the government does stuff" types. As Communism, in it's truest form, is stateless.
How is it possible to achieve true communism without the state intervening? Considering the fact that millions of people wouldn't go along with it.

All Communism is, is community controlled means of production. With people giving according to their ability, and receiving according to their needs. Tyrants like Stalin ruled in state capitalism and called it communism.
Yeah I understand that point, but I'm thinking practically here. If millions of people would reject that way of living, if they would refuse to accept and go along with it, then the state would have to force them to go along with it or force them out of society through tyranny.

tbh (and I'm not saying this is what you're doing, I don't know you well enough) I think any vision of utopia is directly pursued through naivety. Perhaps unless and until we discover an over-unity method of creating energy and in turn create over-abundance for our society. If we actually manage to reach the technological singularity, for instance, and it doesn't end up bringing about our extinction, then I think the pursuit of utopia might be more plausible. But only if, and this is a very huge if, (((human nature))) doesn't intervene again. After-all, people revel in danger and hardship. To so many, life is meaningless without struggle against something in some form. Without any struggle ever, I'm not certain a human can find meaning in living tbh. I'm just not wise enough to know and probably never will be.

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Serious / Re: I change my mind
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:29:15 PM »
Anarcho-Communist
Isn't this like an oxymoron?

No, it's a genuine and highly thought out ideology, I hope you aren't one of those "Socialism is when the government does stuff" types. As Communism, in it's truest form, is stateless.
How is it possible to achieve true communism without the state intervening? Considering the fact that millions of people wouldn't go along with it.

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Serious / Re: I change my mind
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:02:23 PM »
Anarcho-Communist
Isn't this like an oxymoron?

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The Flood / Re: ♥ ♥ ♥ Happy Valentines day! ♥ ♥ ♥
« on: February 14, 2018, 09:39:49 PM »
Always been a meaningless holiday for me.

Yes, I'm a lonely boy.

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Serious / Re: Thoughts?
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:14:32 PM »
Hops also contain phytoestrogens so I wonder why all the believers of the soyboy aren't going after craft beers.

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The Flood / Re: College Is A Scam
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:10:27 PM »
Also, what kind of engineering course is asking about extreme sports tricks? And not even in a scientific or mathematical way. . .

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The Flood / Re: College Is A Scam
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:06:25 PM »
I've played Tony Hawk's before, this is true.
Nah an fs board-slide is a grind not an air trick.

I guess you could do it on the edge at the top of the halfpipe but the wording seems to imply using the halfpipe as normal.

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The Flood / Re: "Meat is for Pussies"
« on: February 13, 2018, 09:25:21 PM »
I'm allergic to red meat. It does suck. I miss tonkotsu ramen and korean bbq... it's better for me in the long run, but it still sucks.
Full blown anaphylaxis allergic or hyper-sensitive to it? A lot of people develop food sensitivities from a condition called leaky gut syndrome which increases the permeability of your intestinal wall, allowing larger particles and pathogens to enter the blood stream that aren't supposed to. I've heard it can lead to full blown food allergies for people that weren't born with them, as your immune system starts to attack the things getting into your bloodstream that aren't supposed to be.

Not saying you, specifically, have it, but a lot of people do and don't even know about it.

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The Flood / Re: "Meat is for Pussies"
« on: February 13, 2018, 02:22:47 PM »
No I only get sugars from fruits but I have carbs to rely on.
Ah, personally I wouldn't necessarily call that a low sugar diet as most fruits contain a healthy amount of sugar and carbs turn into sugar in your body anyways. What would be considered a normal intake of sugar for the average person here, I would consider an extremely high intake. Anyone who eats or drinks anything with high fructose corn syrup for instance is almost certainly taking in too much sugar. Unfortunately that shit is in just about everything in the US.

 Depending on how your carb intake is I would say you're probably at the level the average person should be having.

Yeah, a healthy amount of carbs and sugars is a low sugar diet. The carbs are just for bulking atm, I plan to cut them out more in a few months time (and the sugar from fruit I burn off immediately anyway).

I'd see a nutritionist if I was you. It sounds pretty far above either of our paygrades to deal with.
What you call a low intake, I guess I would call a healthy intake. To each his own, I suppose.

Can't go see any doctor atm, sadly, because I have no insurance. There's actually a rather new but supposedly effective method for treating gut biome problems like mine that is essentially taking the flora from a healthy person and putting it into a supplement for someone like me to take but it isn't something any doctor around here in bumfuck boonieville would even know about, much less actually be able to try.

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The Flood / Re: "Meat is for Pussies"
« on: February 13, 2018, 02:07:01 PM »
Well I'd look into it further, but I can tell your from my own experience that if you're only getting your protein from a few sources you're training your body to only extract protein from those sources, which could cyclically affect your illness. My body rejected soy off the bat too (I'd been avoiding it for so long because I mistakeningly thought it would combat my raising testosterone levels) but after a few days your body instantly remembers where to put the nutrients and it's just another part of my diet. Even nuts shouldn't be a problem for you.
It's very important that I start diversifying my diet, but I can't do that until I've eliminated the overgrowth to a certain point. Otherwise I will only feed it and end up getting even more sick. This is an extremely tricky health condition to overcome, unfortunately.

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The Flood / Re: "Meat is for Pussies"
« on: February 13, 2018, 02:02:56 PM »
No I only get sugars from fruits but I have carbs to rely on.
Ah, personally I wouldn't necessarily call that a low sugar diet as most fruits contain a healthy amount of sugar and carbs turn into sugar in your body anyways. What would be considered a normal intake of sugar for the average person here, I would consider an extremely high intake. Anyone who eats or drinks anything with high fructose corn syrup for instance is almost certainly taking in too much sugar. Unfortunately that shit is in just about everything in the US.

 Depending on how your carb intake is I would say you're probably at the level the average person should be having.

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The Flood / Re: "Meat is for Pussies"
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:56:30 PM »
For someone with a health condition like mine, eliminating meat would reduce my protein options to virtually zero. Not until they manage to create some edible food substance that contains the required levels of protein with minimal to no levels of carbs, starches, sugars etc. and make it commercially available.

What condition do you have?
Something called Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth.

If you wanna know:
People usually get the beginning stages of it from antibiotics wiping out the good bacteria in their gut, which allows antibiotic resistant bacteria to start colonizing your intestines. It starts more in the colon, giving people IBS or even Colitis but with a very poor diet and general lifestyle it can make its way into your small intestine. Once that happens you can't really process sugar and carbs anymore because the bacteria (and fungi like yeast as well) feeds on it like crazy and it wreaks havoc on the rest of your body producing exotoxins and mycotoxins that circulate throughout your bloodsteam, which can give you all manner of problems like arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, muscle cramps, chronic fatigue and inflammation, depression and anxeity. Not to mention all the digestive problems you'll have.

You can eliminate it with a very strict diet, high levels of probiotics, and anti-microbial supplements, but you have to go through hell during that process, since killing the overgrowth causes it to basically release all the toxins it was slowly secreting in a much bigger 'dose' you could say. Something called a Herxheimer reaction. Which could actually really damage your liver and kidneys so you have to be very careful. People with other infections diseases like Lyme disease go through the same process and it can actually kill you if you kill too much too fast with certain infections.

So after a bit of research it looks like you'd be allowed some beans, tofu and nuts in your case. Lots of ripe fruits and non-starchy vegetables, with some honey to add flavour. That sounds pretty much exactly like my current diet.

https://www.siboinfo.com/diet.html
No I can't have any of those. Especially the honey. I have an extremely severe case of SIBO. One of the absolute worst cases you can get tbh. If I was to eat any of those I would be in a lot of terrible pain. Trust me, I've done a lot of experimentation with which foods I can tolerate and I'm literally at the point where I can only tolerate poultry, fish, and a few vegetables like yellow squash and spinach.

Is this what your doctors are recommending?
My doctor isn't a nutritionist unfortunately. I have to basically go by how my body reacts to certain foods. That's how it goes for digestive disorders like mine because each individual case is different. No two people have the exact same strains or levels of bacteria/fungi in their gut. It's bad enough that we were going to start trying glucose infusions to get some sugar in me without having to eat it because it would just feed the overgrowth otherwise.

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The Flood / Re: "Meat is for Pussies"
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:52:08 PM »
I have a god-tier diet with very low sugar and no processed foods whatsoever.
Really? Are you in ketosis then? My ketone levels were high enough that my doctor was worried I'd end up in the hospital. We wanted me to try and get some amount of sugar back into my diet, but I feel much better when I'm in ketosis. A lot better than if I have even small amounts of sugar.

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The Flood / Re: "Meat is for Pussies"
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:47:53 PM »
For someone with a health condition like mine, eliminating meat would reduce my protein options to virtually zero. Not until they manage to create some edible food substance that contains the required levels of protein with minimal to no levels of carbs, starches, sugars etc. and make it commercially available.

What condition do you have?
Something called Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth.

If you wanna know:
People usually get the beginning stages of it from antibiotics wiping out the good bacteria in their gut, which allows antibiotic resistant bacteria to start colonizing your intestines. It starts more in the colon, giving people IBS or even Colitis but with a very poor diet and general lifestyle it can make its way into your small intestine. Once that happens you can't really process sugar and carbs anymore because the bacteria (and fungi like yeast as well) feeds on it like crazy and it wreaks havoc on the rest of your body producing exotoxins and mycotoxins that circulate throughout your bloodsteam, which can give you all manner of problems like arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, muscle cramps, chronic fatigue and inflammation, depression and anxeity. Not to mention all the digestive problems you'll have.

You can eliminate it with a very strict diet, high levels of probiotics, and anti-microbial supplements, but you have to go through hell during that process, since killing the overgrowth causes it to basically release all the toxins it was slowly secreting in a much bigger 'dose' you could say. Something called a Herxheimer reaction. Which could actually really damage your liver and kidneys so you have to be very careful. People with other infections diseases like Lyme disease go through the same process and it can actually kill you if you kill too much too fast with certain infections.

So after a bit of research it looks like you'd be allowed some beans, tofu and nuts in your case. Lots of ripe fruits and non-starchy vegetables, with some honey to add flavour. That sounds pretty much exactly like my current diet.

https://www.siboinfo.com/diet.html
No I can't have any of those. Especially the honey. I have an extremely severe case of SIBO. One of the absolute worst cases you can get tbh. If I was to eat any of those I would be in a lot of terrible pain. Trust me, I've done a lot of experimentation with which foods I can tolerate and I'm literally at the point where I can only tolerate poultry, fish, and a few vegetables like yellow squash and spinach.

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