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    churly brown 12899 2014-09-30 20:35:39.0 login to vote score -1
    not exactly: Why would a prius cause anger, resentment, or envy?

    This is not hard. Especially if you've lived around non-urban, poor-ish people. Not "poor", just poor-ish. Oh, they're employed, but that hardly matters. A new car is not something that really happens in their life. A new car that the owner gets to pick with relatively few restrictions? A dream. Most cars are beaters, hand-me-downs, or swaps. There's the envy.

    So, this poorish guy gets a car. He's probably adjusted that to conform to his needs as much as possible. Is it snowy? A 4x4 is preferable. Work is a 50 mile drive? A fuel efficient import is preferable. But remember: it's not an unlimited range of choices. Dumb choices -- Corvette, Hummer -- were straight out from the get go. Now imagine someone criticizes that choice. The vehicle displays a lack of education, or poverty, or some other shame. This guy is basically Marshall Mathers in the ALF shirt. Criticize his selection as unfashionable and there's your resentment.

    Add the supercilious nature of environmentalism as a doctrine of good works? Welcome to anger.

    sabine: Evolutionary anthropologist Avi Tuschman wrote a book called Our Political Nature. ... There's a mounting pile of neuroscientific evidence that there are underlying personality traits that tend to align themselves with political ideology and also drive mate choice, perpetuating themselves genetically.

    Jesus, dude. What tribalism! The political ideologies are perpetuating themselves genetically? I really can't think of any way to unpack the ugly in that statement which is NOT race baiting. Good thing we never allowed the negro the vote, then! But, you know, it has a lot of syllables, so college people would like it.

    You can keep your biological determinism, Spencer. Even Hitler made room for the triumph of the will.
    sabine 745 2014-09-30 20:41:31.0 login to vote score 1
    churly brown: I really can't think of any way to unpack the ugly in that statement which is NOT race baiting.

    It's worth checking out, I think, and yet another example of why politicizing science is a bad idea. Truth is often ugly, and we need to base our ethics on ethics instead of science.
    churly brown 12899 2014-09-30 20:49:36.0 login to vote score -1
    sabine: It's worth checking out, I think, and yet another example of why politicizing science is a bad idea. Truth is often ugly, and we need to base our ethics on ethics instead of science.

    Truth is often ugly?
    That's an interesting "defense" of an evil statement. I'll let you keep the monopoly on "truth"... I guess religious fundamentalists are sharing that ground these days. I suppose "basing ethics on ethics" might be somewhat corrective, but a rough sell in these days of "science is truth for life". Yesterday there was a headline about how people don't trust scientists because of "religion". Nah, brah, this is why people like me don't trust scientists.

    You've succeeded in terrifying me, so congratulations?
    I mean, if Phil said it, I'd be like "asses gonna hole" but coming from you I'm more like "humans gonna suck". I guess the upshot is that I dread ebola less...
    sabine 745 2014-09-30 20:54:01.0 login to vote score 1
    churly brown: That's an interesting "defense" of an evil statement.

    I'll let you keep the monopoly on calling the results of scientific inquiry "evil". There has been a lot of research into the hereditability of sexuality, with the underlying notion that the degree of volitionality should affect how we treat people. I think that's a bad road to go down. Non-discrimination is the right policy because it's humane, not because there's a gay gene.

    I feel similarly about research into genetics and cognition. It does us all a disservice to dismiss the entire field as Hitler's playground.
    churly brown 12899 2014-09-30 21:05:14.0 login to vote score 0
    sabine: I'll let you keep the monopoly on calling the results of scientific inquiry "evil". There has been a lot of research into the hereditability of sexuality, with the underlying notion that the degree of volitionality should affect how we treat people. I think that's a bad road to go down. Non-discrimination is the right policy because it's humane, not because there's a gay gene.

    I feel similarly about research into genetics and cognition. It does us all a disservice to dismiss the entire field as Hitler's playground.


    That's not science. Well, no more than eugenics was a science. A scientific hypothesis can be ill-posed or poorly framed. And results can be variously interpreted. But wrapping the whole thing together in a package that confirms our ugliest beliefs? Evil.

    But it's the kind of evil the middle class can get behind, not savage thuggery or the kind of chancy brutality they disdain. A solid middle class evil, a respectable, unflinching certainty in existing social structures.

    I'm not certain we know as much about genetics or cognition as we pretend. On the whole, I'd say we know more about genetics because it is beholden to a materialistic basis, but cognition is a different field. I'm sorry I invoked Hitler. You seem to have taken him as a bugbear which should not be approached. That's not what I meant at all. What I meant was that the NSDAP had a more ennobling and uplifting view of humanity.
    cannonhawk 849 2014-09-30 21:13:12.0 login to vote score 1
    bluegargoyle 635 2014-09-30 21:31:35.0 login to vote score 2
    iggins 5808 2014-09-30 22:51:22.0 login to vote score 0
    That cute blonde nurse I like was in here, oh boy.



    She is a sweetheart
    cardinal puff 887 2014-10-01 00:49:56.0 login to vote score 3
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    churly brown 12899 2014-10-01 00:54:17.0 login to vote score 2
    iggins: That cute blonde nurse I like was in here, oh boy.



    She is a sweetheart


    Zombigirl seems to do good work, bro.
    I'm as disinclined to fire her as I am to look at her.
    BUT... we have to go off-site tomorrow. Meeting at 8.
    churly brown 12899 2014-10-01 00:56:43.0 login to vote score 2
    cardinal puff: [happiness removed]

    no one can ever take that feeling from him...
    he will never be betrayed...

    iggins 5808 2014-10-01 01:27:30.0 login to vote score 0
    churly brown: Zombigirl seems to do good work, bro.
    I'm as disinclined to fire her as I am to look at her.
    BUT... we have to go off-site tomorrow. Meeting at 8.


    Fire the other two hire two hot ties and keep zombie
    churly brown 12899 2014-10-01 01:31:39.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins: Fire the other two hire two hot ties and keep zombie

    Can't fire the old one. She's my insurance policy.
    Why should I fire any of them?
    That's how I'm a nice guy: I max out my expense accounts getting people full-time wages for less than half-time work.
    kesshi 1556 2014-10-01 01:45:10.0 login to vote score 1
    churly brown: Can't fire the old one. She's my insurance policy.
    Why should I fire any of them?
    That's how I'm a nice guy: I max out my expense accounts getting people full-time wages for less than half-time work.


    Hi. May I work for you?
    churly brown 12899 2014-10-01 01:51:39.0 login to vote score 0
    kesshi: Hi. May I work for you?

    Willing to relocate? I can offer about 18k a year.
    texas raider 728 2014-10-01 02:01:23.0 login to vote score 0
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    texas raider 728 2014-10-01 02:02:03.0 login to vote score 2


    /there!
    // ^_^
    texas raider 728 2014-10-01 02:03:32.0 login to vote score 2
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    iggins 5808 2014-10-01 02:23:56.0 login to vote score 0
    I don't want to work


    I don't want to play


    I just want to masturbate to porn all day
    iggins 5808 2014-10-01 02:24:58.0 login to vote score 0
    churly brown: Willing to relocate? I can offer about 18k a year.

    I make more at my sleazy job, but it has less Asian women
    churly brown 12899 2014-10-01 02:53:01.0 login to vote score 0
    iggins: I make more at my sleazy job, but it has less Asian women

    :-/
    I told you I moved. I'm where the white bitches at, now.

    And don't kid yourself about this job being sleazy.
    The other assholes at this job bill local whores as assistants.
    iggins 5808 2014-10-01 03:58:09.0 login to vote score 2
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    burntman 1528 2014-10-01 04:06:59.0 login to vote score 3
    iggins: I don't want to work


    I don't want to play


    I just want to masturbate to porn all day


    yes, this you have mentioned before.

    iggins 5808 2014-10-01 04:07:04.0 login to vote score 1
    and SOJIN


    iggins 5808 2014-10-01 04:08:00.0 login to vote score 0
    burntman: yes, this you have mentioned before.

    can you blame me, i like porn
    burntman 1528 2014-10-01 04:11:58.0 login to vote score 4
    iggins: can you blame me, i like porn

    have you ever considered interacting with girls whos names don't end in .jpg?
    abbynormal 1917 2014-10-01 04:26:08.0 login to vote score 0
    spongegirl circleskirt: Shitty bad flare up still at full speed.
    I feel like I've been kicked in the nuts, if I had any.
    Flu like symptoms, and tender points on fire.
    Fortunately my doc increased my dose of pain meds today.

    I comforted myself with a nice juicy steak.


    The flu symptoms are the worst! Because I know I feel sick when I'm not, I tend to ignore symptoms until it turns out I'm really sick.



    comicbookguy 1170 2014-10-01 04:27:14.0 login to vote score 1
    abbynormal: The flu symptoms are the worst! Because I know I feel sick when I'm not, I tend to ignore symptoms until it turns out I'm really sick.

    Good morning, u banana!!
    iggins 5808 2014-10-01 04:27:45.0 login to vote score 2
    burntman: have you ever considered interacting with girls whos names don't end in .jpg?

    they sleep at night, i sleep at day. our schedules conflict, but good olf jpeggy and her little sis gif are always awake
    comicbookguy 1170 2014-10-01 04:30:13.0 login to vote score 2
    iggins: they sleep at night, i sleep at day. our schedules conflict, but good olf jpeggy and her little sis gif are always awake

    Do u at least have a dog?
    iggins 5808 2014-10-01 04:35:47.0 login to vote score 1
    comicbookguy 1170 2014-10-01 04:36:26.0 login to vote score 1
    comicbookguy: Do u at least have a dog?

    Wow, I one realize that could be read very wrongly.
    burntman 1528 2014-10-01 04:37:18.0 login to vote score 2
    iggins: they sleep at night, i sleep at day. our schedules conflict, but good olf jpeggy and her little sis gif are always awake

    I'm pretty sure that there are a number of women in vocations that have working hours similiar to yours. Some of them even specialise in providing the sort of companionship you would be most interested in.
    burntman 1528 2014-10-01 04:40:14.0 login to vote score 2
    iggins: they sleep at night, i sleep at day. our schedules conflict


    iggins 5808 2014-10-01 04:42:51.0 login to vote score 0
    iggins 5808 2014-10-01 04:43:59.0 login to vote score 0
    burntman: I'm pretty sure that there are a number of women in vocations that have working hours similiar to yours. Some of them even specialise in providing the sort of companionship you would be most interested in.

    i work near a hospital, see the above post about the sweetheart blonde i like talking with.



    mmmmm nurses



    also i am int he hospital fantasy football league, so i have guys ont he inside to help me get.......on the inside
    iggins 5808 2014-10-01 04:53:57.0 login to vote score 1
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    comicbookguy 1170 2014-10-01 05:28:20.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins:

    "Because fuck you, that's why"
    iggins 5808 2014-10-01 05:34:01.0 login to vote score 0
    I'm having soup for breakfast




    and by soup i mean beer






    and by beer i mean fuck you
    burntman 1528 2014-10-01 05:40:50.0 login to vote score 2
    iggins: also i am int he hospital fantasy football league, so i have guys ont he inside to help me get.......on the inside

    Contrary to what your orderly friends may tell you, Rohypnol is not a good way to start a relationship.
    random bacon 12498 2014-10-01 05:44:10.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins: super kitty

    My people need me!
    sockpuppet 2985 2014-10-01 05:45:07.0 login to vote score 0
    burntman: Contrary to what your orderly friends may tell you, Rohypnol is not a good way to start a relationship.

    It isnt a good way, it's a GREAT way!
    mimir 6886 2014-10-01 05:49:05.0 login to vote score 1
    comicbookguy: Wow, I one realize that could be read very wrongly.

    He'll be in his lab.
    random bacon 12498 2014-10-01 06:01:00.0 login to vote score 1
    You'd think the salesweasels would have learned by now not to bother me to look for shit without knowing if it's actually been DELIVERED.
    not exactly 11873 2014-10-01 06:02:28.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins: I'm having fuck you for breakfast




    and by fuck you i mean fuck you






    and by fuck you i mean fuck you


    Let's apply some logical changes here.
    iggins 5808 Wed Oct 01 06:24:03 PDT 2014 login to vote score 0
    not exactly: Let's apply some logical changes here.

    beer and fuck you, it's whats for breakfast
    iggins 5808 Wed Oct 01 06:24:18 PDT 2014 login to vote score 0
    not exactly: Let's apply some logical changes here.

    also fuck you
    iggins 5808 Wed Oct 01 06:24:44 PDT 2014 login to vote score 1
    not exactly: Let's apply some logical changes here.

    also this is Seulgi


    she is from Red Velvet


    random bacon 12498 Wed Oct 01 06:39:26 PDT 2014 login to vote score 1
    iggins 5808 Wed Oct 01 06:45:57 PDT 2014 login to vote score 0
    burntman: Contrary to what your orderly friends may tell you, Rohypnol is not a good way to start a relationship.

    i was just going to lure them in with alcohol and pizza
    burntman 1528 Wed Oct 01 06:49:34 PDT 2014 login to vote score 1
    iggins: i was just going to lure them in with alcohol and pizza

    They're nurses. They'll be aware of the health hazards of junkfood.
    iggins 5808 Wed Oct 01 06:54:52 PDT 2014 login to vote score 0
    burntman: They're nurses. They'll be aware of the health hazards of junkfood.

    they are third shift nurses, cigarettes and pizza are like a five star meal
    strikitrich 783 Wed Oct 01 07:02:29 PDT 2014 login to vote score 2
    Will there be an Oktoberfest in the Beer Garden, or is every month Oktober in here?
    mimir 6886 Wed Oct 01 07:03:24 PDT 2014 login to vote score 1
    strikitrich: Will there be an Oktoberfest in the Beer Garden, or is every month Oktober in here?

    *slides you a beer*

    Who cares? Have a beer!
    fatsean 3838 Wed Oct 01 07:10:00 PDT 2014 login to vote score 0
    Oh we have a new angry partially-educated philosopher to replace the last guy.
    burntman 1528 Wed Oct 01 07:15:35 PDT 2014 login to vote score 0
    iggins: they are third shift nurses, cigarettes and pizza are like a five star meal

    um.. what time do the strippers finish work.
    burntman 1528 Wed Oct 01 07:19:36 PDT 2014 login to vote score 0
    fatsean: Oh we have a new angry partially-educated philosopher to replace the last guy.

    who you talking about now?
    iggins 5808 Wed Oct 01 07:26:30 PDT 2014 login to vote score 0
    burntman: um.. what time do the strippers finish work.

    before the nurses finish, strip clubs close at 3 or 4, i get off at 6 or 7, the nurses get off (giggity) at 6 or 7
    iggins 5808 Wed Oct 01 07:27:01 PDT 2014 login to vote score 0
    mimir: *slides you a beer*

    Who cares? Have a beer!


    i am having beer right now




    right now, i am having beer
    iggins 5808 Wed Oct 01 07:27:57 PDT 2014 login to vote score 0
    random bacon: For you Star Wars nerds, a silly video.

    spoiler alert: she keeps her clothes on the entire time
    iggins 5808 Wed Oct 01 07:28:10 PDT 2014 login to vote score 0
    fatsean 3838 Wed Oct 01 07:28:32 PDT 2014 login to vote score 0
    burntman: who you talking about now?

    Whoever Sabine is trying to reason with at the top of the page.
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