This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):
4 submissions to economics
2 submissions to buddhism
2 submissions to classicalmusic
2 submissions to politics
1 submissions to CrazyIdeas
This user has so far shared a total of 14 links, started a total of 2 discussions and submitted a total of 227 comments.
Submissions: This user has upvoted 754 and downvoted 30 submissions.
Comments: This user has upvoted 1695 and downvoted 11 comments.
5 highest rated submissions:
Elderly Britbong, submitted: 4/6/2018 9:37:45 AM, 69 points (+74|-5)
Economists Should Be More Careful With Their Statistics: size, power, over-estimating effect sizes, occasional sign errors, submitted: 4/4/2018 12:38:05 PM, 9 points (+9|-0)
In 1978 in the village of Xioagang in China, 18 farmers met at night in secret to sign a pact that divided the villages collective land between them,..., submitted: 6/21/2018 9:25:03 PM, 8 points (+8|-0)
"Imagine that you are the head of the local health board." A parable about Simpson's Paradox., submitted: 7/11/2018 2:32:18 PM, 7 points (+7|-0)
Archaeologists uncover ruins of slaughterhouse in Edinburgh city centre, submitted: 4/10/2018 6:43:03 PM, 6 points (+6|-0)
5 lowest rated submissions:
Jacobite interviews Bryan Caplan to help pimp his new book: The Case Against Education, submitted: 4/23/2018 9:29:52 PM, 0 points (+1|-1)
Improvising in the Style of Different Classical Composers, Nahre Sol (piano), submitted: 7/7/2018 10:25:33 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)
What You Think You Think is Often at Odds With What You Really Think | Hardcore Zen, submitted: 4/16/2018 9:52:53 PM, 1 points (+3|-2)
[Piano] Yoana Karemova plays Scriabin op 8 no 12, submitted: 1/31/2018 10:30:49 PM, 2 points (+2|-0)
The Arrow Parable in Reverse | Hardcore Zen, submitted: 2/9/2018 7:08:49 PM, 2 points (+2|-0)
3 highest rated comments:
feral-toes 0 points 19 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago
When one of my students told me that I didn’t look like a princess because of how round my face was, I asked her if that meant I could never be a princess at all. She thought for a while, and then ran to get her Shrek coloring book.
“Fiona is a princess,” she said triumphantly, holding a picture of the ogre up to my face. “So you can be too!”
feral-toes 0 points 18 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago
Number one: You’re not assumed to be unhealthy just because of your size.
Number four: Your health insurance rates are not higher than everyone else’s
Health insurance rates are actuarial. Fats cost more because they are unhealthy.
feral-toes 0 points 17 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago
The modern point is that Mr. A warns Mr.B: "Don't vote for Bernie Sanders, it will lead to Bolshevism."
Mr. B replies: "You worry too much. Bernie is a Menshevik, not a Bolshevik. We are safe.". Mr. B votes for Bernie despite being warned.
First the Mensheviks win because they are moderate.Then the Bolsheviks triumph over the Mensheviks, because they are hard core.
Mr. A and Mr. B are lead away to the gulag. Mr. B askes Mr. A: "Why didn't you warn me?".
Mr. A replies: "Because you shut me down by pointing out that slippery-slope is a fallacy, and Menshevism doesn't lead to Bolshevism."
3 lowest rated comments:
feral-toes 3 points -3 points 0 points (+0|-3) ago
I bet on genuine. I looked at the posting history and found this. There is lots more. Way too much work for fatfiction.
Finding that reminded me that I was skeptical when I saw it first time around, a year ago. The quality of the writing testified to intelligence. The story was most simply explained by stupidity. Contradiction!
Re-reading it today, I realised that I hadn't put proper weight on this paragraph
I was power walking through the neighborhood, sweating bullets, feeling really proud of myself for not stopping for a breather in almost twenty minutes, when some guy drove by and made pig noises out his window at me. I was broken. I've been in bar fights, I've been hospitalized, I grew up with not one but two abusive stepfathers, I'm a fighter. But I was so hurt and broken and embarrassed that I just stood there. If some guy had done that to me when I was thin, there's a good chance I'd have hurled a rock at their window. But I couldn't think of anything to say or do because this time, on some level, I agreed with them.
This post works just as well for /v/singlemothershate. It is the tale of an intelligent child who is so fucked up by his single mother and her shitty boyfriends that he turns to comfort eating and becomes a fat.
But it is an unusual tale, his mother wasn't a fat. The usual tale goes post-wedding weight gain, dead bedroom, failed marriage, single motherhood, fucked up children. Usually it is getting fat that is the root of all evil.
feral-toes 1 points -1 points 0 points (+0|-1) ago
Upvoted for noticing, but...
Jesus did this shit in the Parable of the Good Samaritan. He is trying to teach his audience not to pass by on the other side, so in his parable he has a member of a reviled minority (A Samaritan for gods sake! Total shit!) do the good deed, setting the example. The emotional manipulation is: you've got to stop and help, to prove that you are better than shitty people (such as a Samaritan, ugh)
So maybe it is the same here, shaming white folk for getting fat. The emotional manipulation is: look, even black folk can stay human.
feral-toes 1 points -1 points 0 points (+0|-1) ago
His first example is a huge stretch. He starts with family separation in cases of illegal immigration. He could have contrasted that with other law breaking. If a mother takes her child with her on a shop lifting spree, does that get her out of jail? Err, probably it does, because she is not a flight risk. But in the comparable case, in which the cops arrest a mother and young daughter and think that the mother will just disappear, they will hold her, separating her from her daughter. (Who will cry very loudly.) And rather obviously, if you are not willing to do that, you are giving up on enforcing the law. So the cognitive dissonance here is that we are willing to enforce some laws and unwilling to enforce other laws. We don't actually care about the children, we just use "think of the children" against the laws we disapprove of, and refuse to use "think of the children" against the laws that we do approve of.
He could also have talked about "at will" marriage. Wife gets bored. Leaves. Husband is separated from his children, without even breaking the law. That seems much worse than the separations involved in enforcing the law against adults who break it.
But he goes with his foreign policy agenda. Bleh!