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2018-10-26 00:37:30 UTC [Subverse #new-member-alert]  

2018-10-26 02:07:53 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Looking up at the discussion of meritocracy and feminism being incompatible is like saying apples and alternators are incompatible. They have nothing inherently to do with each other.

2018-10-26 02:08:13 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Then again, I suppose that depends on what you define as meritocracy and feminism

2018-10-26 02:08:32 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

100 years ago women in the US did not universally have the right to vote

2018-10-26 02:08:51 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Guaranteeing that right to women as well as men was a feminist action.

2018-10-26 02:09:04 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Is that incompatible with merit?

2018-10-26 02:11:44 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Beeman they are unless they have had their civil right revoked as part of the criminal justice system

2018-10-26 02:12:22 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

That's an issue with the selective service laws

2018-10-26 02:12:54 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

But not an issue that women are at fault for

2018-10-26 02:13:46 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@JustTom, I don't argue that. But there are gradations of feminism.

2018-10-26 02:15:23 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Let's back up here. @JustTom, can we start by agreeing that the 19th amendment was a good thing?

2018-10-26 02:16:19 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Beemann , I suspect if you were to poll women in the US you'd find a majority would be willing to ditch the selective service.

2018-10-26 02:17:03 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

So does the 19th amendment preclude decisions being made on merit?

2018-10-26 02:19:57 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

My point is that 100 years ago suffrage was the epitome of feminism.

2018-10-26 02:20:17 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Yet suffrage has nothing against merit based decision making.

2018-10-26 02:20:43 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Beemann man, as a veteran myself I actually would advocate for women to be part of it.

2018-10-26 02:21:37 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

But I'd be fine to end it, if that was the will of the people. My point is that the selective service need not be discriminatory.

2018-10-26 02:23:09 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

It is a starting point, Tom. If we couldn't agree on the 19th Amendment there's be no point in further discussion. I think in the end we'll be pretty close to agreeing, but I wanted to make sure we at least could agree that men and women as political entities and sovereign individuals had the same innate worth.

2018-10-26 02:24:40 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

So, next up. Do you believe that women should have equal access to the public school system? Again, it's been only in the last 100 years that this has been true consistently.

2018-10-26 02:25:19 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

We do, Tom. I just want to make sure we don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.

2018-10-26 02:26:28 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Yes, discrimination is now happening both ways, which has been quite the surprise to some people.

2018-10-26 02:26:36 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

That doesn't make it right

2018-10-26 02:28:57 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Oh, you mean there's a 10th Amendment, @Grenade123 ?

2018-10-26 02:29:08 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

You'd never know it

2018-10-26 02:30:13 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

If you ever want to see how trucks can be driven through loopholes, just watch the traffic flying past the interstate commerce clause

2018-10-26 02:30:56 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

No evidence of such

2018-10-26 02:31:29 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

So back to feminism and meritocracy.

2018-10-26 02:32:09 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

So we agree women should be able to vote and attend public school. Do we agree that they should have equal access to university programs and the professions?

2018-10-26 02:32:57 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

All these things have been flaming feminist causes within the past 100 years

2018-10-26 02:33:41 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I never said equal representation. I said equal access.

2018-10-26 02:34:22 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Personally, I think applications should be given numbers and cleansed of race and sex identifiers. Then decisions get made by committees that are blinded to that data.

2018-10-26 02:34:45 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

There are feminists and there are feminists, sir

2018-10-26 02:36:01 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

No surprise I'm a woman. I'm college educated and a professional with board certification and a license to practice in several states. I'm kinda attached to my achievements but they were all based on merit. My tests were the same as the boys and I rocked them.

2018-10-26 02:36:11 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I'm glad I had the opportunity to achieve this

2018-10-26 02:36:16 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

100 years ago, I might not have

2018-10-26 02:36:51 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

So to the feminists of days past, I raise a glass

2018-10-26 02:37:01 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I served

2018-10-26 02:37:24 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

50 years ago, I would not have been able to except as a nurse in some sidelines fakeshit service

2018-10-26 02:40:02 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Just remember, women were derided for seeking equal rights throughout history

2018-10-26 02:40:20 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

The bullshit women had to endure in the military is still very fresh

2018-10-26 02:41:10 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I've been called that, too

2018-10-26 02:42:56 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I spoke at a Rainbow Keynote Address for a major US university in 2011 and was derided by the students for questioning whether Stonewall brought the changes for GLBT folks in the 1970's and 80's or whether it was grassroot peaceful movements and good ol' fashioned politicking

2018-10-26 02:43:25 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I should say I was the keynote speaker for the GLBT graduation

2018-10-26 02:43:53 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I was never asked back to my alma mater after that

2018-10-26 02:43:57 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

πŸ˜•

2018-10-26 02:44:35 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Sounds painful

2018-10-26 02:44:55 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

list?

2018-10-26 02:45:14 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Oh, that list

2018-10-26 02:45:21 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I still say GLBT

2018-10-26 02:45:35 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I guess I'm a luddite

2018-10-26 02:45:48 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Hey, I like guys too!

2018-10-26 02:46:40 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

It's under the heading of the good Dr Franklin. "We hang together or hang separately."

2018-10-26 02:46:59 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I can give you a clear answer

2018-10-26 02:47:13 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I actually teach GLBT medicine, including trans health care.

2018-10-26 02:48:12 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@JustTom, I think the standards should be the same regardless of sex or race.

2018-10-26 02:48:37 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I bet you that there is a women who can meet whatever enough men can meet to fill a unit

2018-10-26 02:50:15 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@JustTom , I won't speak that broadly. I will just say the standards should be the same. That said, I think the standards should be appropriate for the needs of a particular duty.

2018-10-26 02:50:55 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Sex, gender, and gender expression are three different things

2018-10-26 02:51:03 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Sexual orientation is a fourth

2018-10-26 02:51:37 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Is @Jasse having fun trolling or do you mean it

2018-10-26 02:52:31 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@JustTom , then you are denying the military some kick ass trauma surgeons

2018-10-26 02:53:13 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

What do you mean by mentally ill? I know a lot of boys who have ADD and do rather well in the Army and Marine Corp.

2018-10-26 02:54:34 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@JustTom , so you don't believe special forces should have higher standards? What about people as they age? You mean a 45 yo bird colonel should meet the same standards as a boot ensign?

2018-10-26 02:54:56 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Yeah, I agree with equal based on the job a person is filling

2018-10-26 02:55:44 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Jasse, why do you say this?

2018-10-26 02:56:29 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Beemann , what questions do you have about trans? As far as the definitions, we're trying to figure it out ourselves.

2018-10-26 02:57:05 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

The standards should be appropriate for the job and to ensure enough recruits are found to fill the billets.

2018-10-26 02:57:57 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I am pretty sure whatever bar you set that you can find women who can meet the same bar unless you set it so high you won't get enough men to fill the billets.

2018-10-26 02:58:55 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Also, I'll be blunt, even for special forces there are things a woman can do that a man just can't. Namely, infiltrate as a woman and be able to pass inspection as one.

2018-10-26 02:59:51 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

My wife and I had our replacement two. :p

2018-10-26 03:01:21 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@JustTom - Fair enough. Special forces are a different breed. The last thing I would ever want would be for a team to fail and have losses because they weren't composed of the best sons (and daughters) of bitches this country can produce

2018-10-26 03:03:01 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

But there are plenty of jobs in the military women rock at. Pilots. Ship captains. It's cool to see Heinlein finally borne out on those. πŸ˜ƒ

2018-10-26 03:03:48 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Oh, I've had those

2018-10-26 03:04:01 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Like I said, I'm not welcome at my alma mater anymore

2018-10-26 03:04:16 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I'm not gay enough

2018-10-26 03:05:23 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Grenade123 , so true.

2018-10-26 03:05:54 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

It was that which actually got me discharged. Had a heart issue. Was discharged because I could no longer be certain to handle damage control if our ship got hit.

2018-10-26 03:06:29 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Agreed

2018-10-26 03:07:27 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Navy believes everyone can be called upon to participate in damage control. Even a medical officer. I can't argue - that attitude won us WII.

2018-10-26 03:08:21 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Yeah *wistful sigh*

2018-10-26 03:10:08 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Okay, back to trans. What would you say about a person who goes all the way - surgery to have a vagina and very female vulva. A decade later is happily playing in a big city orchestra?

2018-10-26 03:10:23 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Or a lawyer? Or a doctor?

2018-10-26 03:10:30 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Is that mental illness?

2018-10-26 03:11:06 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I know all three

2018-10-26 03:11:47 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

What is it preventing a person from doing? What is the disability?

2018-10-26 03:12:09 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Grenade123 , I've heard that, too.

2018-10-26 03:13:19 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I'm board certified in psychiatry. I'm listening. πŸ˜ƒ

2018-10-26 03:13:43 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Exactly, @Grenade123 .

2018-10-26 03:14:07 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Probably 1/4 of the enlisted military has ADD.

2018-10-26 03:14:27 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Jasse , I'm not pushing anything on anyone

2018-10-26 03:14:35 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I'm a hospital administrator

2018-10-26 03:15:07 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I deal with medications. I'm not a shrink. :p

2018-10-26 03:16:20 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Diabetes Mellitus is a trait that is useful

2018-10-26 03:16:24 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

It's still a disease

2018-10-26 03:16:51 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Same with sickle cell anemia. Very useful trait to have...if you get malaria.

2018-10-26 03:17:05 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Diabetes is life enhancing if you have long fasts

2018-10-26 03:17:14 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

That's why Somoans have it so much

2018-10-26 03:17:36 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

They selected for it so they could do long stretches without food as they went from island to island

2018-10-26 03:17:57 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Disease =/= bad

2018-10-26 03:18:02 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

It depends on the circumstances

2018-10-26 03:18:31 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Malt_Hitman , actually nowadays they should take insulin

2018-10-26 03:18:40 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

This is the 21st century πŸ˜ƒ

2018-10-26 03:19:59 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Well we now are seeing male hemophiliacs have progeny for the first time in Earth history. Why? Because modern medicine!

2018-10-26 03:20:20 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Now *there* is an ethical dilemma for you.

2018-10-26 03:21:24 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I predict within another 200 years human beings will be entirely birthed with C-sections. Why? Modern Medicine! Women who died in childbirth now have kids and pass genes on that are not conducive to vaginal births.

2018-10-26 03:21:46 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I'm damn glad of that or I wouldn't have kids and my wife might be dead.

2018-10-26 03:22:07 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Malt_Hitman , that's a political and not a medical question

2018-10-26 03:22:41 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I'm a doctor not a politician, Jim!

2018-10-26 03:22:42 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

:p

2018-10-26 03:24:28 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Mmmm, brains. (hey, it's almost Halloween :p )

2018-10-26 03:25:24 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Malt_Hitman , what get brought up? Why should live and who should die?

2018-10-26 03:26:00 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Oh, they do

2018-10-26 03:26:09 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

But no, we don't judge

2018-10-26 03:26:23 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Most hospitals are non-profit and exist to serve everyone

2018-10-26 03:26:40 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I won't work for a for-profit. My profession is my vocation.

2018-10-26 03:27:11 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

That said, insurance companies tinker with it. But ultimately that's a political debate. We're having it right now. It's called pre-existing conditions.

2018-10-26 03:32:40 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Grenade123 , as is often the case, this is a very selective presentation. Still watching.

2018-10-26 03:34:38 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

In can tell you that non-profit hospitals are suffering

2018-10-26 03:35:10 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Medicaid pays about 75% of the cost (not charges) it takes to treat patients

2018-10-26 03:35:17 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Medicare pays about 95%

2018-10-26 03:35:38 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Commercial insurance about 120% but that has to offset the other moneylosers

2018-10-26 03:36:19 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

My particular health system made a 0.7% margin two years ago

2018-10-26 03:38:40 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Jasse, you lost me at the "American College of Pediatricians". An organization of about 500 members compared to the American Academy of Pediatrics with about 64,000 members

2018-10-26 03:40:28 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

We're not talking popularity, we're talking professional associations and their collective wisdom

2018-10-26 03:41:48 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

The ACP pretty much only addresses issues related to GLBT and abortion. The APP addresses everything pediatrics, which makes sense since they are the professional home of just about every pediatrician out there.

2018-10-26 03:43:50 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Jasse, I think it speaks to the intensity with which such people experience whatever they are experiencing

2018-10-26 03:44:51 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

If someone spends $100,000 of their own money and perseveres through humiliation and hardship, can't you give them some credit for the validity of their experience?

2018-10-26 03:45:14 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

lol

2018-10-26 03:45:23 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Bwahahahaha

2018-10-26 03:45:38 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I managed to dodge that bullet

2018-10-26 03:45:56 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I have other addictions

2018-10-26 03:46:27 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

If it's not hurting anyone, @Jasse , why not?

2018-10-26 03:46:42 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Good one

2018-10-26 03:46:50 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Oh wait

2018-10-26 03:46:54 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I'm religious

2018-10-26 03:46:56 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Sigh

2018-10-26 03:48:09 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Malt_Hitman , I see it as an issue of liberty

2018-10-26 03:49:03 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

How does trans "hurt the health of the nation"? I'm not speaking of individuals, I'm speaking of the entire class.

2018-10-26 03:50:05 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Bookworm, what reality is being denied?

2018-10-26 03:50:29 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Jasse, no one is castrating children. At least not in the US. Surgery is not an option until the age of consent.

2018-10-26 03:50:55 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@GingaBomber , or there's sperm or egg feezing

2018-10-26 03:51:26 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Jasse, puberty blockers are temporary. Just stop the drugs and BOOM, puberty happens

2018-10-26 03:52:00 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@JustTom , I respect your perspective, sir. thank you.

2018-10-26 03:53:32 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I am vociferous against anything permanent being done with kids under 16yo, and no surgery until age of consent.

2018-10-26 03:54:03 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

But delaying puberty to permit the kid to make their own decision as they get older? Why not? Isn't that liberty?

2018-10-26 03:54:57 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

What is wrong about giving kids the opportunity to make their own choice when they get old enough to consent?

2018-10-26 03:55:08 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Puberty has a lot of side effects

2018-10-26 03:55:32 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Go back a few hundred years and puberty between 14-16yo was not unusual

2018-10-26 03:55:48 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

It's only due to the modern high-protein diet that we have puberty so early

2018-10-26 03:56:33 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Actually, @JustTom , it can and it does

2018-10-26 03:56:59 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

We use drugs to delay puberty - it's called precious puberty

2018-10-26 03:58:31 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Thank you, @Grenade123

2018-10-26 04:00:17 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Now I will back up and say I'm not sure how to feel about the recent "trendiness" or trans

2018-10-26 04:00:58 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

That said, trans has been around for a very long time. Dr Benjamin wrote about it in the 1930's.

2018-10-26 04:01:46 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I would *never* propose that be done for every child

2018-10-26 04:01:48 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

ever

2018-10-26 04:01:49 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

never

2018-10-26 04:01:51 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

no way

2018-10-26 04:01:59 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Where did that come from?!?

2018-10-26 04:03:35 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Iran? You do know they forcibly transition gay men, right?

2018-10-26 04:04:14 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

*faceplam*

2018-10-26 04:04:20 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

*headdesk*

2018-10-26 04:04:37 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I'm craaazzzzyyyyy

2018-10-26 04:06:05 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

The trans people I relate to just want to transition and disappear

2018-10-26 04:07:13 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Hallelujah!

2018-10-26 04:08:04 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Undead Mockingbird , there's so much troll there I can't see the bridge

2018-10-26 04:09:07 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Here's a question, @Jasse. If no one is harmed by a mental illness, why should we care?

2018-10-26 04:10:03 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@FunnyStarRunner , I'll defend someone else's liberty, but I certainly don't want to live like women in Saudi Arabia.

2018-10-26 04:10:41 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

That said, I must say I have envied my Muslim colleagues their hijab on bad hair days...

2018-10-26 04:11:18 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Words, must find words...

2018-10-26 04:12:25 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Roman Catholic priests are child abusers by huge margins. Should we disband the Roman Catholic Church?

2018-10-26 04:12:34 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Then again, that might not be a good analogy to use...

2018-10-26 04:15:27 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

My kids did just fine with two moms

2018-10-26 04:15:50 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

One daughter and one son

2018-10-26 04:16:01 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

High school senior and college sophomore

2018-10-26 04:16:19 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Well adjusted and my son especially is crazy smart

2018-10-26 04:16:35 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

He's already taking higher calculus than I ever did in all my years of school

2018-10-26 04:17:28 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Jasse so even if you force "gays" to be straight then the problem would still be there...assuming I accept those numbers which I do not

2018-10-26 04:18:20 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Because these numbers practically establish that gay is genetic. Thanks for making a key point for me.

2018-10-26 04:18:25 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

/sarcasm

2018-10-26 04:18:46 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

lol

2018-10-26 04:19:54 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I can assert that my wife and I have never molested a child, never had AIDS, and the only case of STD I ever got was my one hetero relationship in high school 😦

2018-10-26 04:20:15 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Pinworms

2018-10-26 04:20:58 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I know gay men, too. Gentlemen all.

2018-10-26 04:21:04 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Great dates

2018-10-26 04:21:28 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

lol

2018-10-26 04:22:32 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I'm 47 years old and my face has more wrinkles than Jasse's virgin rear end

2018-10-26 04:23:47 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Mew

2018-10-26 04:24:53 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I've noticed

2018-10-26 04:39:44 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Back for more fun tomorrow πŸ˜ƒ

2018-10-26 04:41:05 UTC [Subverse #fake-news]  

@ryuplaneswalker , If we're counting politician shooting victims, we need to include Rep Giffords then so the score is even.

2018-10-26 04:41:32 UTC [Subverse #fake-news]  

We could include Pres Reagan but then we have to include Pres Kennedy.

2018-10-26 04:41:44 UTC [Subverse #fake-news]  

So bottom line, it's even and i hope we add no more tick marks to the list

2018-10-26 04:42:33 UTC [Subverse #fake-news]  

Yes, but it was part of the same destructive politics

2018-10-26 04:43:28 UTC [Subverse #fake-news]  

There were plenty of headlines about Scalise, too

2018-10-26 04:45:02 UTC [Subverse #fake-news]  

I think there was plenty of press about the anthrax about 15 years ago

2018-10-26 04:45:11 UTC [Subverse #fake-news]  

These kind of things get press

2018-10-26 04:45:13 UTC [Subverse #fake-news]  

It's news

2018-10-26 04:45:42 UTC [Subverse #fake-news]  

But for now we wait for the professionals to investigate

2018-10-26 14:22:32 UTC [Subverse #general]  

@barcotics , actually the worst offense of that NYT short story is that it had no imagination. It sounds like a remake of a Harrison Ford flick from 20 years ago.

2018-10-26 15:00:11 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

This is perhaps the exact flip side of the GOP baseball shooting last year. A lone actor inflamed by rhetoric. This is nothing to get political points for. It's time for partisans on both sides to figure out how to keep from getting so personal.

2018-10-26 15:01:27 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I wish the charcaturing of fellow Americans would stop.

2018-10-26 15:02:10 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

The left charcature fundamentalists christians and Appalachia

2018-10-26 15:02:40 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

The right charcatures trans and brown people

2018-10-26 15:02:54 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Can we please recognise we're all Americans

2018-10-26 15:12:27 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I am so naive

2018-10-26 15:12:53 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I'm 47 years old so I very well remember life before ubiquitous internet

2018-10-26 15:13:05 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I cut my teeth on Fidonet

2018-10-26 15:13:42 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I remember watching Tianenmen Square happen in near real time from reports at the source.

2018-10-26 15:14:24 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I honestly thought the internet would bring us all together since we'd all have access to the same information and could all talk it out in one big forum.

2018-10-26 15:15:59 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

But instead of people taking all this information and forming similar conclusions. People instead took thier conclusions and formed similar information.

2018-10-26 15:16:41 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I'm still feeling gobsmacked at how it happened this way

2018-10-26 15:21:13 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I think what keeps that happening is the fact the US is so evenly split down the middle that no one can agree on what speech to discourage

2018-10-26 15:21:58 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I think we're seeing in the US just how successful that would be

2018-10-26 15:22:08 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Not very

2018-10-26 15:23:09 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

The president of the United States is essentially wearing the badge racist as an honor...and therefore essentially denying such a thing exists anymore

2018-10-26 15:24:05 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Whether you agree it does or not is another matter, but that he is killing the term is pretty evident

2018-10-26 15:27:24 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Who do you think is doing the cleaning?

2018-10-26 15:30:16 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

So the right or the left? Which agenda is being advantaged in your hypothesis?

2018-10-26 15:31:44 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

But that doesn't answer what the point would be of such cleaning then

2018-10-26 15:31:53 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Who is pulling the strings?

2018-10-26 15:32:13 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I'm really trying to follow you

2018-10-26 15:32:31 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Oh, so no one is in control?

2018-10-26 15:32:42 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

It skews randomly?

2018-10-26 15:35:50 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I think it highly likely to be as you say, @Beemann , but China is a cautionary tale of what can happen if one party gets absolute power. The Great Firewall.

2018-10-26 15:36:19 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Yes the CCP did

2018-10-26 15:36:42 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

And they did what was considered impossible. They actually put the internet to harness.

2018-10-26 15:36:55 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I agree with you

2018-10-26 15:37:08 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

But it has been shown to be possible

2018-10-26 15:37:35 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Ambien is not mind control

2018-10-26 15:39:03 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

That last is true

2018-10-26 15:39:39 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

We saw that with the Giffords shooter and the Scalise shooter

2018-10-26 15:40:16 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I actually think the best thing for markets is split control

2018-10-26 15:41:02 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I think the chaos of late is in part because the Red Wall might be stronger than the Blue Wave

2018-10-26 15:41:36 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Dems in control of just the House won't lead to impeachment

2018-10-26 15:48:59 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Why does it have to be reactionaries and "regressives" who win? What about the middle?

2018-10-26 15:49:54 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I care. Isn't this whole place about people on the middle who care?

2018-10-26 15:52:25 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Why does the left have to be so bitter? Why dies the right have to have those not like them? Why can't we look at issues and address them as issues and not as strawmen for tribal ideologies?

2018-10-26 15:52:41 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

I feel like the last moderate left on Earth

2018-10-26 15:54:11 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

So no one cares about issues anymore? It's all about power, not governing?

2018-10-26 16:07:01 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Since when is a random Twitter user a reputatable source?

2018-10-26 16:07:57 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Okay, then that means something

2018-10-26 16:08:15 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

It becomes evidence

2018-10-26 16:44:04 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

This is no more the broader Republican Party fault than Scalise was the Dems fault. The fault is our tribalism and need to win and therefore our dehumanizing the opponent.

2018-10-26 16:51:44 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

@Bookworm , I don't think I named anyone. Do you disagree that polarized people on both sides are dehumanizing the opponent?

2018-10-26 16:52:22 UTC [Subverse #newsroom]  

Comparing Pres Trump to an orangutan or Pres Obama to a chimpanzee?

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