The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by dualstow » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:46 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:08 am
A) I have lost my faith in statistics like that. Even one of the cases I linked to, it seemed to me like a chick banged an illegal alien when she was drunk, then regretted it later and claimed he raped her.
So we have to take the anecdotals with a grain of salt.
B) since they're illegal aliens, we don't exactly know how many there are, so how can we calculate accurate base rates?
I don't know how they get figures even for things like how many people are marching toward a border. Drones and estimations?

re England: yeah, I saw a bit of that article. Very disturbing. I didn't know about the lack of follow-up due to fear of racism allegations. I should do some follow-up reading on that.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by pugchief » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:53 pm

Now Hasbro has joined the Woke crowd. ::)
Monopoly, the infamous family board game that has ruined friendships for over 80 years, has decided to take a heavy dose of the “woke” pill. Hasbro is debuting a special edition of Monopoly which “celebrates women’s empowerment” by giving female players more money.

Better yet, male players should also have a higher chance of dying while playing, considering that 94 percent of workplace fatalities are male.
https://www.thepostmillennial.com/hasbr ... -than-men/

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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Cortopassi » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:41 pm

pugchief wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Now Hasbro has joined the Woke crowd. ::)
Monopoly, the infamous family board game that has ruined friendships for over 80 years, has decided to take a heavy dose of the “woke” pill. Hasbro is debuting a special edition of Monopoly which “celebrates women’s empowerment” by giving female players more money.

Better yet, male players should also have a higher chance of dying while playing, considering that 94 percent of workplace fatalities are male.
https://www.thepostmillennial.com/hasbr ... -than-men/

You can't make this sh!t up.
Monopoly sucks anyway. Only reason we ever played it was because there was absolutely nothing else to do. Life is better.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by dualstow » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:02 pm

Oh, I loved board games with friends & family in the pre-Internet age. Good times.

The Ms Monopoly version sounds rather insulting though. Giving women extra money for passing Go- how is that empowering? It sounds as antiquated as the term “the weaker sex.”

And what if you’re a non-binary gender fluid person who identifies as a lobster? How much cash for you?

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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Kriegsspiel » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:27 am

Just wait til the SJWs find out that in Risk you only get 2 armies for South America and 3 for Africa, but 5 for North America and Europe. ;D
I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. Who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless. . . Nothing is better for a man than to eat and drink and enjoy his work.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by technovelist » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:54 am

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:27 am
Just wait til the SJWs find out that in Risk you only get 2 armies for South America and 3 for Africa, but 5 for North America and Europe. ;D
I'm sure that will be their next target.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by shekels » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:44 am

technovelist wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:54 am
Kriegsspiel wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:27 am
Just wait til the SJWs find out that in Risk you only get 2 armies for South America and 3 for Africa, but 5 for North America and Europe. ;D
I'm sure that will be their next target.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by dualstow » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:31 am

Another Titania McGrath tweet:
In the event of a house fire:
1) Raise an alarm.
2) Close all the doors.
3) Call the emergency services.
4) Explain to the operator that you only consent to be rescued by a queer woman of colour.
5) Wait.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by dualstow » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:07 pm

This one's kind of scary.
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At ‘woke’ medical schools, curricula are increasingly focused on social justice rather than treating illness.
There's a paywall (WSJ), but here are some excerpts:
During my term as associate dean of curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania’s medical school, I was chastised by a faculty member for not including a program on climate change in the course of study.
(I accept climate change but, good lord).
A new wave of educational specialists is increasingly influencing medical education. They emphasize “social justice” that relates to health care only tangentially. This approach is the result of a progressive mind-set that abhors hierarchy of any kind and the social elitism associated with the medical profession in particular.
As concerns about social justice have taken over undergraduate education, graduate schools have raced to develop curricula that will steep future educators in the same ideology. Today a master’s degree in education is often what it takes to qualify for key administrative roles on medical-school faculties. The zeitgeist of sociology and social work have become the driving force in medical education. The goal of today’s educators is to produce legions of primary care physicians who engage in what is termed “population health.”
Meanwhile, oncologists, cardiologists, surgeons and other medical specialists are in short supply.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by ochotona » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:44 pm

Biden proved his total cluelessness about healthcare. His implicit assumption is that the cost of HC in the US is somehow a universal constant like the speed of light, and he can't seem to entertain the idea that the entire system is screwed up, which is why we overpay for worse service in this country as compared to other developed countries. In other words, he'd be Aquarius for big pharma, insurance co., hospital chains and defend them as if they were Apple Pie and Motherhood.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Kriegsspiel » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:51 pm

Clottin' Eye Joe's dentures fell out when he started to answer a question at some point too. I'll bet he's just kicking himself for not running in 2016.
I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. Who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless. . . Nothing is better for a man than to eat and drink and enjoy his work.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by pugchief » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:56 pm

ochotona wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:44 pm
Biden proved his total cluelessness about healthcare. His implicit assumption is that the cost of HC in the US is somehow a universal constant like the speed of light, and he can't seem to entertain the idea that the entire system is screwed up, which is why we overpay for worse service in this country as compared to other developed countries. In other words, he'd be Aquarius for big pharma, insurance co., hospital chains and defend them as if they were Apple Pie and Motherhood.
While I agree with your statements in theory,

1. There a lot of complicated reasons healthcare in the US is more expensive than elsewhere, and fixing it is going to be no easy task if not impossible. Having the government take it over might 'fix' it if you consider making it worse a fix.

2. The other Dem candidates want Medicare for all with no clue how to pay for it, so Biden is the only one that is realistic on the topic in many ways.
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