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#2010736 Ask LGBT+ people anything!

Posted by Dan on 27 June 2017 - 09:44 AM

It still boggles my mind how much people(partners) care about being circumcised -- so many people see foreskin as a birth defect...I don't get it. It's really sad what people buy into as being 'better' for a person.


Edited. What I was trying to say was poorly worded.

down with this barbaric practice

#2002457 Maybe stay off of youtube for a while, or activate Noscript

Posted by Dan on 03 March 2017 - 05:36 AM

Or run a decent adblocker. I haven't seen any sign of it unless Google is hosting it.


OP had their browser hijacked. Nothing to worry about.

#1998378 Another dupe day...ever?

Posted by Dan on 17 December 2016 - 04:19 PM

Why not look for them yourself? (at your own risk)



#1987046 Paid: Pokémon-related app design

Posted by Dan on 16 July 2016 - 10:32 AM

I'm looking for some design help with a Pokémon related app I'm building.


To clarify:

  • No required app design experience, this is just a couple of assets (icon, background, theming, etc)
  • No Pokémon drawing necessary (unless it's a skill you have -- then great!)
  • I can provide required sizings for the end resulting images


Please PM, happy to negotiate a price on this, looking for a quick turnaround.

#1985046 PSA: Don't withdraw from the bank today!!!

Posted by Dan on 05 July 2016 - 03:19 AM

Now would be a good time to dig out my old glitch suite.

#1844777 Is there a robust and well developed alternative to Neopets?

Posted by Dan on 26 January 2015 - 01:33 AM

Technological marvel?


Is that a joke?

#1843363 Bizarre money loss and how do main shops price

Posted by Dan on 18 January 2015 - 06:10 PM

It's fairly likely one of these programs deposited your NP on hand into your bank. Have you looked?

#1833812 Romantic Things

Posted by Dan on 10 December 2014 - 02:07 AM

Every day for the 50 days leading up to the day I flew to meet @Kat, I sent her a love song with a note.


Some of the same songs will inevitably play at our wedding next year...

#1829696 What do you +rep?

Posted by Dan on 27 November 2014 - 05:33 PM

My own posts...

#1829482 Missouri Police Shooting

Posted by Dan on 26 November 2014 - 08:16 PM

I am so sick of the clear bias in media. I want to hear facts. I want to hear reporters who are on the scene describe what they are seeing, not give opinions. I want reporters who are in a studio to tell me the exact information. I don't want opinions. I don't want speculation. That's how false information is spread - because stupid people will listen to that and spread it around like wildfire like it's the truth. I get it, they have to fill air time and get money, because 24 hr news networks have to compete with each other. It just gets old. It's the era of 24 hr news and wall to wall coverage where you have to fill air time with stupid crap so people keep listening. 


Back in the day, when World War II first started and America wasn't in the war yet, there were rules and radio reporters were told to be as objective as possible and report both sides. Can you imagine how that would go now?Back in the day, reporters had some standards. Bring back Walter Cronkite! R.I.P.


Sorry, end rant. I've been watching coverage on this and it's just been annoying me.  


Welcome to 2014, where buzzfeed clickbait "10 things the same size as Kim Kardashian's buttcheeks" will garner more views and profit than an objective piece on a serious current event.

#1829350 Missouri Police Shooting

Posted by Dan on 26 November 2014 - 01:21 PM

You're right one bullet automatically takes down people 100% in every single situation. In fact, why not just leave officers with one bullet? That's all they need.

It's not like adrenaline, drugs and incorrect placement of shots should have any bearing on the persons ability to cause harm? No, every single shot should be aimed with extreme accuracy so that they person is subdued with out lethal force. I mean, everyone knows there's that one point on the human body that stops an opponent without causing a fatality right? Besides its not like cops are humans and should always have 100% accuracy, even when a 250lb man is smashing his fists into your skull and body.

Fuck the logics and facts of this case, I'll ignore the justice system because it doesnt agree with my personal stance (yet I'll still want the legal system to blame the parties I don't agree with).

This just smacks of Middle Class white girl syndrome. Suddenly everyone's an expert on gun control and policing procedures even though they have no experience of academic knowledge of these situations. I don't see people saying to doctors or neurosurgeons "Well actually doc, I'd do it like this", because that would be idiotic. Just like this situation.

Yeah, the whole "one shot to incapacitate!" argument falls down when you realise the middle-school school photo the media loves to use is dated and Michael Brown was in fact an adult, 6'4", 270 lbs and by the looks of things, pretty damn intimidating at the time of his death:

#1828853 Missouri Police Shooting

Posted by Dan on 25 November 2014 - 05:16 AM

I'm betting over 90% of the crazed individuals ransacking Ferguson right now didn't bother to listen to the overwhelmingly clear physical evidence delivered by the commissioner. Brown's blood on Wilson? Gunshot wound at close range to Brown's thumb? 







Due process? That's CRAZY talk!

#1828067 So...Bill Cosby...

Posted by Dan on 22 November 2014 - 11:46 AM

No scientific paper or survey can ever sample every individual in a population. The idea is to get an accurate representation of the population with a smaller sample size. And people who deny the prevalence of this issue (not saying you are) are only adding to the problem.

As long as you realise that there is currently a huge media rush to publish anything that might paint women in this fashion. Fact-checking is always necessary in these scenarios and unfortunately a lot of the people who do critically analyse these studies are often times pushed away as "denying the prevalence of the issue" -- myself (often) included.
A great example is 9 Facts About Violence Against Women. The first "fact" they explain is:

"Most women experience physical abuse in their lifetime"

All you need to do is give the source's Key Findings section a quick read to understand how presenting data in this fashion can be harmful:

Physical assault is widespread among adults in the United States:

51.9 percent of surveyed women and 66.4 percent of surveyed men said they were physically assaulted as a child by an adult caretaker and/or as an adult by any type of attacker.

An estimated 1.9 million women and 3.2 million men are physically assaulted annually in the United States.

So, whilst Vox is accurate to the source, they are particularly picky with which side of the facts they choose to convey to readers. 
Some people might suggest that these figures, when disclosed together and discussing both males and females indicates a much larger issue of physical abuse in general. Vox, on the other hand, reads the findings and looks for a way to spin it into something that they know people care deeply about -- in order to get pageviews and ad impressions.
This type of careless journalism only makes the problem worse, and unfortunately it seems more and more of these click-bait attention-grabbing "facts" are getting regurgitated time after time by "activists", until most begin to question how it materialized in the first place.
Also consider that many of those involved here have their own agendas - take the "potty mouthed princesses" video - put together by a viral t-shirt company who also jumped onto the Ferguson incident with a "Dear White People" video to make a quick buck.

Do these media creators really care about the underlying issues here? That's something you have to find out on your own.

The percentage of rape claims that are "false" is in the low single digits. And I think you're underestimating how deeply embedded a tolerance for rape is embedded in American culture:
A surveyof 11-to-14 year-olds found:
· 51% of the boys and 41% of the girls said forced sex was acceptable if the boy, "spent a lot of money" on the girl;
· 31% of the boys and 32% of the girls said it was acceptable for a man to rape a woman with past sexual experience;
· 87% of boys and 79% of girls said sexual assault was acceptable if the man and the woman were married;
· 65% of the boys and 47% of the girls said it was acceptable for a boy to rape a girl if they had been dating for more than six months.

I was interested in looking directly at the source and instead came across a tumblr post from SAFER (Students Active For Ending Rape) where they posted the same excerpt. Only they later added the following:

UDPATE from SAFER: Thanks for all of the thoughts and comments on this post. To answer some of your questions, the study itself is dated back to 1991. (White, Jacqueline W. and John A. Humphrey. “Young People’s Attitudes Toward Acquaintance Rape.” Acquaintance Rape: The Hidden crime.” John Wiley and Sons, 1991.) While it is likely that attitudes are not completely dissimilar to those of 1991, it is worth noting that this research is dated and to be taken with a grain of salt. If you have any other particular questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected] Thanks!

I think if a group dedicated to ending rape won't even take this almost-24 year-old source as an accurate representation of current attitudes, neither should we...

It's really telling how many gender activists will pull up damning studies long ago whilst completely ignoring anything more recent.

Here - let's consider the crime statistics from 1992-2011, provided by the FBI:


Gender activists wouldn't have you believe it, but instances of rape, just like almost all other crime, have been in steady decline over the last 20 years
... and we've managed to do it all without teaching boys to "not rape"...
But to answer the question in the OP regarding jokes about rape, Bill Cosby, and other distasteful subjects, the following quote springs to mind:

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

#1827746 MSPP duped?

Posted by Dan on 20 November 2014 - 02:50 PM

Sorry  :whistling:

#1827628 Utah revives plan for executions by firing squad

Posted by Dan on 20 November 2014 - 02:07 AM

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.


Capital punishment hurts our society more than it helps it. How can we outlaw the murder of another person as the most punishable act, and yet later deem it as an acceptable punishment?