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#2976008 Hundreds of Students Walk Out of Class to Protest "Positive" Spin on...

Posted by mav1234 on 24 September 2014 - 09:46 AM

here I thought the image was making fun of white people for talking about the Titantic still.

#2975937 Hundreds of Students Walk Out of Class to Protest "Positive" Spin on...

Posted by mav1234 on 24 September 2014 - 08:34 AM

"Never forget slavery, just don't bother using it as an explanation for structural inequalities in american society!"

#2960027 So Phil, a question... (Cat Thread Approved)

Posted by mav1234 on 17 September 2014 - 11:21 AM

When I give pie, it's to posts... not posters.


I have moral obligation to hate everything MH types(actually kidding here... MH is one of my favorite posters here, hahaha), but I routinely pie his posts.  doesn't mean I agree with much at all of what he says, but he's pretty funny.

#2959232 Murderer out of jail kills girlfriend, eats her brain.

Posted by mav1234 on 16 September 2014 - 10:58 PM

I bet Goodell woulda let this guy play on sunday.

#2957805 Statement by AP

Posted by mav1234 on 16 September 2014 - 12:19 PM

Yes, I know the difference.


Does it really matter when ultimately it's going to come down to the people you see as authoritative and the people I see as authoritative aren't necessarily the same people?


You can claim your decision process is better than mine, and I can claim the same, and in the end it'll all come down to the same result.


If you want an extended version of "my dad can beat up your dad" feel free.  It'll ultimately just be a rehash of what we've already talked about, though.


Yes, it matters.  It matters a great deal.  It's not really important if I see someone as an authority; recognized authorities, at least in science, are based on their experience and work in the field and not on gut feelings on meeting the person.


In your very post, you highlight that people you respect are those that " Maybe it's because you've demonstrated knowledge on a subject.  Maybe it's because people whom I respect respect you."  This is, in some ways, the basis of how we develop experts in fields.  However, it'd be foolish of me to assume that I know enough about every subject to know if someone is demonstrating adequate knowledge on it, so luckily, there is a system of sorts to help evaluate that.  Peer review.


Because I acknowledge my viewpoint, experiences, and acquintances are heavily shaped both by my world view and my place in life, I acknowledge I can not definitively claim to be an expert in a whole many things, and I also can not claim to have many friends that are an expert in a great many things.  I remain critical of claims, and read studies with an attempt to find flaws in methods and analysis, as I think most everything deserves a rigorous personal review, as well, but ultimately I acknowledge that I only know so much Thus, I sometimes lean on the expertise of others to form my opinions, after careful consideration of their writings and rationale. 


If instead, I treat every published author I've never met, or that my advisor has never met, as being someone that is irrelevant to forming a personal opinion, I would get nowhere in the world, and would be stuck with only my personal experiences, viewpoint, and biases.

#2957775 Statement by AP

Posted by mav1234 on 16 September 2014 - 12:04 PM

Really? :lol:


I've seen you debate, Phil, and it's pretty common to see you deny the authority of someone who's cited as an expert on something who's in disagreement with your opinion.  And it's not their qualifications that matter in those spots.  It's their conclusions.


Let's be real.  I could go out and find a hundred online articles supporting corporal punishment.  It wouldn't matter to you or anyone else in this thread.  You probably wouldn't even read them (maybe quote a section and disagree so it looks like you read all of it; that's pretty common practice here).


You can accuse me and 'my generation' of being the only ones that do that, but in reality pretty much everyone does, including the ones who claim to be completely open minded.


Bottom Line: What I've said all along, you gotta have something more than an internet link for me to value your opinion.  I listen to people I know and respect, and those people generally aren't found on a message board.


Do you realize the difference between an online article and an article published by an established journal?  Are you aware of the peer review process?  Do you care to learn about it, if not? 

#2955278 War on women

Posted by mav1234 on 15 September 2014 - 01:23 PM

I try to avoid being an ass these days, although sometimes I fail.  To be honest, its something I didn't think about.  Its been many years since my wife had to take BC pills, so I haven't thought about them in a while.  Once again, my apologies to Cat. 


Fwiw, I don't believe that politicians should be deciding what should and shouldn't be available over the counter under any circumstances.


It did seem out of recent character for you to be making light of medical conditions, but I can see how you wouldn't know.


I agree re: politicians.  The thing is, because of certain moral codes, a lot of people feel that they shouldn't have to participate in an insurance system that provides coverage for things they morally disagree with, as you know.  While it's create it's own issues, this is partly why single payer would be nice: would remove the issue of having to provide / receive insurance for something you morally oppose.  if you don't want it, don't get it.

#2912388 CDC Whistleblower Claims Studies Disproving Link Between Vaccines and Autism...

Posted by mav1234 on 28 August 2014 - 08:11 AM

I've stayed quiet on this subject because frankly even if that study was "tampered with," there have been numerous others that found no connection between autism and vaccines.


Anyway, if anyone wants to read about how the CDC "whistleblower" was totally fuged by Hooker & the anti-vaxxer movement, you can read that in his statement where he was recorded without his knowledge and his name released without allowing it.  Yay.  

#2906674 Video of St. Louis Shooting of Kajieme Powell Disproves Cops' Version of...

Posted by mav1234 on 24 August 2014 - 11:50 AM

Yes, and it took all of 20 seconds after arriving for the police to shoot him dead.



that video disturbed the crap out of me.

#2905479 American Journalist James Foley beheaded on camera by ISIS militants.

Posted by mav1234 on 23 August 2014 - 02:26 PM

Too bad you were born in this country.

Looks like you would have had a promising career in the ISIS organization.

Meh isis is proving where you're born doesn't matter...

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#2905476 Shooting in Missouri sparks protests, looting

Posted by mav1234 on 23 August 2014 - 02:25 PM

I'm sensing most of the last few posters don't know about National Report yet.

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#2901710 Set-up in Furgeson Actors? 2012 Video Predicts Events

Posted by mav1234 on 21 August 2014 - 08:10 PM

Good question. I also missed the evidence that this guy was an actor employed by CNN. Appears to be a former military guy who is now a law enforcement officer doing his job.


this video refers to CNN staging a "psyop" campaign, but it doesn't substantiate it. 


the guy seems crazy, but there's no evidence he's from cnn as far as I can tell

#2899493 Shooting in Missouri sparks protests, looting

Posted by mav1234 on 20 August 2014 - 07:52 AM

Very rarely does an innocent person minding their own business and obeying the law get shot by police


"Very rarely" is still too fuging often.

#2893565 I also am leaving the Huddle

Posted by mav1234 on 17 August 2014 - 11:06 AM


#2892487 Shooting in Missouri sparks protests, looting

Posted by mav1234 on 16 August 2014 - 08:25 AM

Many protesters are blocking the entrances to stores that have been broken into to prevent looting.

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