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This user has so far shared a total of 8 links, started a total of 2 discussions and submitted a total of 119 comments.
Submissions: This user has upvoted 402 and downvoted 9 submissions.
Comments: This user has upvoted 760 and downvoted 2 comments.
5 highest rated submissions:
Elderly Britbong, submitted: 4/6/2018 9:37:45 AM, 66 points (+71|-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)
Archaeologists uncover ruins of slaughterhouse in Edinburgh city centre, submitted: 4/10/2018 6:43:03 PM, 6 points (+6|-0)
Psychiatrist Says: More Psychiatry Means More Shootings, submitted: 3/28/2018 2:00:24 PM, 5 points (+6|-1)
Replace beds with ferromagnetic pajamas and ceiling electro-magnets, submitted: 3/21/2018 12:04:06 AM, 4 points (+4|-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)
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)
"You Are Not an Artisan": Which jobs will be automated? What are computers actually good at?, submitted: 2/5/2018 1:04:38 PM, 3 points (+3|-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!”
Does anyone in the west have any tolerance for Muslims? submitted by newoldwave to AskVoat
feral-toes 0 points 16 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago
Here in Britbongistan we've got big, old decayed versions of Christianity: Church of England and Church of Scotland. They've kind of given up. The social teaching that really matters is the sanctity of marriage, specifically rejecting divorce. In old Christianity you have to get married before you have sex and you pick your spouse wisely. You only get one and you are stuck with them. That social teaching has gone. So lots of single mothers. It is taboo to talk about how badly this works. We talk euphemistically about child poverty and are careful not to let Taiichi Ohno ask: why? why? why? why? why? And the Churches play along.
That shapes our understanding of religion. That old thing. We shrug. It doesn't occur to us that other people might actually believe their religion. So when a Muslim explains that he hates us because we do not follow Islam and he intends to fight us and kill us to force us to convert, well, that doesn't compute. Religion is a worn out, thread-bare thing that doesn't motivate anything much. There must be another reason, hidden behind a smoke screen of religious verbiage.
There is something anachronistic about this. Think of the civil war 1642 to 1645. That was High Church versus Puritan. Or the pressure on Protestants under Queen Mary, and on Catholics under Queen Elizabeth. If you read English history, killing for your religious beliefs is an actual thing that people do. You don't even need to read; just attend fireworks displays on November 5th and recall the gun powder plot. A catholic conspiracy to blow up parliament.
We tolerate Muslims. Why? Because we don't think religion matters. Why? Because our own religion has rotted away. But why does that matter? We were talking about Islam, not Christianity? Because we lack the ability to think ourselves into other peoples shoes. When other people are different we cannot understand it, and end up just ignoring it. But why? Because we have lost our history, we live in a narrow now, only understanding a small slice of the human experience. We do not even realize that it was different for us too, in the past.
3 lowest rated comments:
feral-toes 0 points 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago
While we are slicing and dicing the narrative, allow me to do the same thing with race and crime. Divide the blacks into foxes and chickens according to criminals and victims. Divide whites into wolves and sheep. That's mnemonic because crime is mostly along racial lines, foxes eat chickens, wolves eat sheep, but foxes can take lambs and wolves will eat chickens if they cannot get sheep.
The math that every-one agrees on is fox/(fox+chicken) > wolf/(wolf+sheep). Every-one agrees on the numbers, but some say "blacks are more prone to crime than whites" and others say "Police are racist against blacks."
I say that both sides are wrong. I don't dispute the numbers or the arithmetic, but I insist that fox+chicken isn't a team. Its not (fox+chicken) versus (wolf+sheep). The teams are actually (fox+wolf) versus (chicken+sheep).
And what is "Police are racist against blacks" really about? It is the bad sheep making an excuse to fail to protect their chicken team mates on team (sheep+chicken) against the foxes.
The left is running out of other people, soon it will begin to eat its own. When dealing with marxists always remeber it will eventually be your turn on the gallows. submitted by Memediana_Jones to politics