Lars

Lars

  • Commented on WTF
    That's not what eco-fascism means though. Eco-fascism is basically thinking that environmental problems are caused by there being too many (brown) people in the world, and they would be solved if we only got rid of enough (brown) people....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    "do u have any names for these dudes" The biggest name by far is Tucker Carlson at Fox News, although he doesn't directly call it mutilation. He merely states that transitioning is bad and everyone who has surgery regret it,...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Reading a bit more, "e-krona" is indeed intended to work as electronic cash, and there's also an implied goal to make it as easy to use as real cash. They started testing technical solutions this year. A recurring theme in...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    "Not a fan of crypto but was wondering whether any gov't [...] financial authorities were looking at it (mostly as a medium vs. paper) as a better way of 'printing' and tracking money in order to collect taxes." Well, Sweden...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    "could be argued The Boring Company failed. And his solar power thing." Considering what was promised compared to what was delivered, yes the Boring Company failed. His solar power project didn't fail because it never started. It was vaporware. Then...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    The latest in the "Musk is a moron" saga, which I think wasn't brought up here yet, and is good for a laugh if nothing else (and is not off-topic I think): Two days ago, Musk complains on Twitter that...
  • Commented on I can't even
    The place to start here is Ronald Coase's paper The Nature of the Firm, where he asks the surprisingly simple question: why do companies exist? TL;DR: Companies exist to insert a bit of planned economy in a market economy....
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    Off-topic: I watched this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-KKGmBdDDQ It's basically a debunking of right-wing talking points regarding Margaret Thatcher and her legacy. There are some things mentioned that sound reasonable but yet I'm struggling to find more sources about the claims (paraphrasing):...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    I don't even know what a Batman gambit is -- at least by that name. Sorry, I was looking at this part for the Laundry Files in TVTropes: Batman Gambit: In The Apocalypse Codex, the Big Bad's plan hinges on...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    Yes: as noted in "The Labyrinth Index" the New Management gave her a peerage and stuck her in charge of a House of Lords Select Committee. Yes, I just thought about why the Lost Boys would fear her. Do they...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    I have some book questions (might be obvious stuff, might have been answered before, but anyway): In DLD, a Baroness Sanguinary is mentioned. Is that Mhari? Will we learn how she became notorious? Iris' sacrifice of Bob, it seems the...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Interesting, thank you. I admit I'm not good at discerning which things he's involved in are legit and which are scams....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    then added fast satellite internet (hello, Starlink) Do you consider Starlink to be a valid solution? This video claims otherwise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YLWlALwObA TL;DW: Each transceiver dish is sold at a $1500 loss,just to get the satellites in orbit will cost $38.5...
  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    The Swedish National Bank just finished its internal testing of a new national, blockchain-based currency, the "e-crown" (Swedish "e-krona"). They're now starting testing with external partners. The intended goals, pieced together from second-hand info: The National Bank can take back...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    In contrast, in reality and in most contexts most second-wave and practically all third-wave feminists welcome trans women into the spaces they consider theirs, I saw a video by Kaitlin Bennett from Liberty Hangout (an ultra-conservative, reactionary YouTube channel). She...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    Do we treat difference, that is, non-alignment to norms, as definitional for entire groups of people who might not have a lot else in common? If a woman has been abused or even raped by a black man and makes...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    What a pleasant surprise, some honest and eloquent responses! Thank you Chris and Damian. this person wrote back that her refusal meant she was ‘transphobic’ (as well as some other shite). Yes, this is fucked up, and sexual harassement. That...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    Just an FYI by the way: Trans-sexual people have gone through surgery; a trans-sexual woman doesn't have a penis, so no worries for your wife there....
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    "They" are not weasel words, actually. No but "my deepest sympathies", "as they see it", and "in the 'wrong' [note quotations marks] body" are. My wife feels very uneasy about transsexuals in lavatories. The validity of trans-people does not hinge...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    +1 for Natalie Wynn. I think her videos are a good starting point for getting into the philosophical aspects of gender, gender norms, etc. I'm fond of "The Aesthetic" and how it breaks down the performance of gender: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1afqR5QkDM...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    I have the deepest sympathy for people trapped, as they see it, in the "wrong" body. These are weasel words. but then I'm an 95-85% heterosexual XY male. Why is this important? You're insinuating that they pose a threat to...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    gender identity Nope, my hottest button is anti-scientific bigotry. accusing an atheist of being dogmatically religious My accusation was a response to him calling me dogmatically religious. The pot calling the kettle black and all that....
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    Lost the link again. @1178 was a reply to Greg, should there be any doubt....
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    Lars appears to need an Anger Management course. You insult me and pass judgment on me, and then you try to tone police me? Sorry, but that ship has sailed. you are just shouting I just realised how hypocritical this...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    I also know that you don't know Oh, and you know who else also play this "you can't know" bullshit? Religious people....
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    You are SO CERTAIN - with an almost religious fervour. Fuck you. I have given links to science and reading materials. I have backed up my claims. You hide behind your ignorance like it's some kind of shield. You assert...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    there are many ways in which transexuals shouldn't or even cannot be treated as their preferred sex. Well, I'm discussing trans-gender people. A trans-gender person doesn't have to be trans-sexual. And you're doing the sex=gender thing. Both modern medicin and...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    she's agreeing with The Boss Who is "The Boss"? "I don't want something with a penis in a women's' lavatory!" "Something". Nice dehumanizing language there. And how is she going to accomplish that? Mandatory checking of people's genitals before entering?...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    JK Rowling. Sorry, I lost the reply link to your post @775. But yes, the way she writes is very reminiscent of alt-righters and white nationalists. And trans-men, according to her, are confused women who need help. She deserved every...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    She got herself in hot water by being a complete arsehole. Among many other things, she's expressed the view that acceptance of trans-women erases the existence of biological women. How's that for nazi-adjacent rhetoric?...
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