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Re: Kavanaugh

Post by Maddy » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:32 am

I"ll just say that having learned a little bit about the circumstances, I can only feel respect for Jackson's choices. 'Nuff said.
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:35 pm

Here's a situation that ties together a few different threads of the zeitgeist.

A beneficial takeaway from the Kavanaugh debacle was the need to preserve rape evidence if one wants to put away rapists. I keep an eye on the European mass immigration situation.
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Evidently an 18 year old German girl was raped by up to 15 Muslims over 4 hours in Freiburg. The Polizei were able to arrest the suspects due to preserved evidence brought by the girl. All detainees were previously known to the Polizei due to earlier crimes. NPCs immediately execute "Crimes like this should not serve to condemn refugees" script. A particularly egregious NPC announced he was sick of groups like AfD "politically exploiting our grief" and scheduled his own rally, titled "My horror is no excuse for your hate."

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Re: Kavanaugh

Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:34 pm

About that evidence...
Every year since 1989, in about 25 percent of the sexual assault cases referred to the FBI where results could be obtained, the primary suspect has been excluded by forensic DNA testing. Specifically, FBI officials report that out of roughly 10,000 sexual assault cases since 1989, about 2,000 tests have been inconclusive, about 2,000 tests have excluded the primary suspect, and about 6,000 have "matched" or included the primary suspect... these percentages have remained constant for 7 years, and the National Institute of Justice's informal survey of private laboratories reveals a strikingly similar 26 percent exclusion rate.
- Peter Neufeld & Barry C. Scheck, co-founders of the Innocence Project
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Re: Kavanaugh

Post by dualstow » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 am

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:35 pm
A particularly egregious NPC
I had to look that up the other day because I got called one. O0
So that's non-player character? Like someone who doesn't have their own opinion?
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Post by Tyler » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:42 am

dualstow wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 am
I had to look that up the other day because I got called one. O0
So that's non-player character? Like someone who doesn't have their own opinion?
An NPC is a computer-controlled character in a game that follows a script designed to advance a particular storyline. Talk to them a few times and they simply repeat the same pre-programmed talking points. The NPC meme basically points out that many people in the real world act the same way, and in a larger sense plays on the idea that you may be one of only a handful of "live" players in some giant simulation.
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Post by dualstow » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:53 am

That's a good explanation, Tyler, thank you. I remember a non-computer idea of non-player characters from playing D&D circa 1980 -- oops, did I just say that out loud -- and it sounds similar.
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Re: Kavanaugh

Post by Maddy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:29 am

moda0306 wrote:
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And what do you think she wants? Besides death threats and public shaming by 30% of the population, that is?
Just as predicted:
Christine Blasey Ford, the California psychology professor who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct 36 years ago, received a $1 million windfall and is receiving several requests for book deals after her testimony.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018 ... ok-offers/

A very, very lucrative public shaming--but then we knew this was coming.
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Post by boglerdude » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:01 pm

Breitbart commenters are always so mad. lolz
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Re: Kavanaugh

Post by moda0306 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:13 am

On a slightly related note, Harvey Weinstein has an accuser who was 16 at the time, 16 years ago.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/lawsuit-alle ... 45622.html

Also somewhat related to Kavanaugh, I haven't heard from any liberal (either personally, online or in "thu mediuh") defending Weinstein or question the womens' claims simply because they either have some to potentially gain or the allegations are from several years ago or more. Maybe there have been some in Hollywood that are fans of the dude. I think I heard that Tarantino tried to defend him somewhat.

It's probably because I think people with actual leftist civic values have little real loyalty to "Hollywood," on average, and conservatives don't see this because "Hollywood" has very hammy (and perhaps often genuine) loyalty to leftist civic values.
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Post by jacksonM » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:28 pm

moda0306 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:13 am
On a slightly related note, Harvey Weinstein has an accuser who was 16 at the time, 16 years ago.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/lawsuit-alle ... 45622.html

Also somewhat related to Kavanaugh, I haven't heard from any liberal (either personally, online or in "thu mediuh") defending Weinstein or question the womens' claims simply because they either have some to potentially gain or the allegations are from several years ago or more. Maybe there have been some in Hollywood that are fans of the dude. I think I heard that Tarantino tried to defend him somewhat.

It's probably because I think people with actual leftist civic values have little real loyalty to "Hollywood," on average, and conservatives don't see this because "Hollywood" has very hammy (and perhaps often genuine) loyalty to leftist civic values.
Remembering when and where it took place does help to make it more believable.
The accuser, identified as Jane Doe, alleges that Weinstein assaulted her at his New York City apartment in 2002, just days after they'd met at an event involving her modeling agency.
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Re: Kavanaugh

Post by moda0306 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:49 pm

jacksonM wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:28 pm
moda0306 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:13 am
On a slightly related note, Harvey Weinstein has an accuser who was 16 at the time, 16 years ago.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/lawsuit-alle ... 45622.html

Also somewhat related to Kavanaugh, I haven't heard from any liberal (either personally, online or in "thu mediuh") defending Weinstein or question the womens' claims simply because they either have some to potentially gain or the allegations are from several years ago or more. Maybe there have been some in Hollywood that are fans of the dude. I think I heard that Tarantino tried to defend him somewhat.

It's probably because I think people with actual leftist civic values have little real loyalty to "Hollywood," on average, and conservatives don't see this because "Hollywood" has very hammy (and perhaps often genuine) loyalty to leftist civic values.
Remembering when and where it took place does help to make it more believable.
The accuser, identified as Jane Doe, alleges that Weinstein assaulted her at his New York City apartment in 2002, just days after they'd met at an event involving her modeling agency.
I guess those couple details explain the deafening silence of would-be-librul-Weinstein-supporters, vs how'd they'd be if this woman (or others) couldn't remember the exact day or party-house... perhaps something more similar to the bombastic display by Trumpists/conservatives to feign concern for due process and smear a likely assault victim.

There are a lot of things I remember where I couldn't give you the exact day or location, but could replay you what happened almost moment by moment. But of course memories fade... and a judge who's a disaster for the 4th Amendment & due process deserves better due-process than that in his job interview for a lifetime appointment to one of the most powerful positions in the world.
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Re: Kavanaugh

Post by Kriegsspiel » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:15 pm

I didn't follow the Weinstein stuff too closely, but from what I heard, he didn't exactly rape rape them; he told them he'd put them in a movie if they blew him or something along those lines. Or maybe that was just one, and the others he just asked them to, and they did it, without a threat? Correct?

I guess I could go look this up.
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