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Mean world syndrome has reacted a fever pitch.
  • We have a son, why would I ask her a question that heavily infers her infant son is or will inevitably be a dangerous, vicious monster more murderous than a bear that she should feel unsafe around?

  • Mean world syndrome has reacted a fever pitch.
  • "Sweetie pumpkin, do you think most men would murder/rape/eat you in a cannibalistic sense if they could? Like as much or more than a wild bear I mean..."

    This question is making the rounds because it's an overtly ridiculous question to ask. I didn't ask her to do the cinnamon challenge either.

  • Mean world syndrome has reacted a fever pitch.
  • Its literally a hypothetical question being posed.

    A hypothetical, by its nature, has no victims.

    I also have no doubt that if these same women were abducted by some faceless squid gamey organization and subjected to this premise for real, with some random confused dude abducted from a gas station in one cage, and some random confused bear abducted from the woods in another, the number of them proudly declaring "I choose bear!" would drop to next to none.

    This was just presented as yet another roundabout opportunity for the ever popular "ladies? Men are pigs/dogs: yes or no?"

  • Mean world syndrome has reacted a fever pitch.
  • "Men as a rule are such scum, I'd rather spend the night with a wild animal that routinely kills and eats people given the choice!" -These women

    "Why cant I find a good man?!" -Also these women

    As a happily married man, I would want nothing to do with a woman that has such overt hatred towards my gender. If my wife started playing the "as a rule, men are subhuman scum more dangerous to me than wild carnivorous animals" game, I would eventually divorce her, regardless of whether she considered me to be one of the good ones.

    This is good from an ecological perspective though, if you aren't on team human at least. Women hating men means less humans, which would be better for most life on earth, including bears.

  • 82-year-old U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is running for reelection to a fourth term
  • I agree he's too old, and I wish by now he would have mentored someone to stand behind to replace him.

    It's not like we aren't already irreparably fucked, but losing having any rational voice in the Senate will feel like another blow to our corporate owned zombie of a nation.

    That said, not like our single digit collection of leftist Congress people are able to do anything but spin wheels. The Neoliberals have more respect for their old guard Republican opposition than for people like Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez.

  • How rental ‘libraries of things’ have become the new way to save money
  • Wouldn't these mothers and infants rather die in the streets as rugged individuals who tried and failed than turn to evil socialist initiatives?

    Who the fuck would choose live together over die alone? Better death than cooperation! Bettter nation states undermining one another to get moooaaaar for their respective winner classes than a species working towards its filthy COMMUNal common good!

  • A wild orangutan used a medicinal plant to treat a wound, scientists say
  • I don't mean it that literally. I mean just observing swaths of people putting straws into drinks, putting ointments on scrapes, etc might make them extrapolate and try similar actions using what's available to them.

    It's not much of a reach for a primate seeing a human manipulate and dig with a shovel, and use that as inspiration to manipulate a bamboo shoot to scratch their own back.

    We homosapiens spent 180,000 ish years wandering around in the dirt like idiots before it occurred to some of us that we could grow food in one place, thus beginning the path to civilization. Even we need examples to extrapolate from.

  • A wild orangutan used a medicinal plant to treat a wound, scientists say
  • The difference might be in primates in captivity learning from humans using tools around them all day every day. Primate see primate do trial and error.

    One seen doing it spontaneously in nature might be more significant.

  • "We totes promise we're also the cure!" -The Disease
  • A free market can and has existed through most of human history.

    A free market is simply the one with the most might is free to take what they want from those that can't defend themselves from them.

    Modern capitalists just sent that ideology to a marketing team to give us the illusion of checks and protections. As an example, you're certainly free to hire a lawyer to sue the company that poisoned your kid with their product or externalities, and they're free to send one of several litigation teams from their LEGAL DEPARTMENT to destroy you and your sliding scale attorney, or coerce you to settle for some token pittance fraction of the damage done... in exchange for your legally mandated silence, of course.

  • "We totes promise we're also the cure!" -The Disease
  • Why do vaccines need to be made by private companies for private profit at all? Why not publically funded research at universities and agencies that charge reasonably for use, where that capital is either turned into more public research or other commons? Other than the fact that we starved public research almost to death to cut private industry for private profit's taxes.

    Also private industry does NOT belong in basic utilities everyone needs AT ALL.

    There should not be a single power plant or utility that's for private investor profit. It's too important to have any allegiance other than serving the citizenry full stop. There should be no private investor in a position to advocate sticking it to captive customers (or our sole shared communal habitat), who need any common utility like elec-fucking-tricity, to increase their quarterly private profit expectations. But here we are.

  • "We totes promise we're also the cure!" -The Disease

    Hi, I just poisoned you. Would you like to buy a possible cure? It's very expensive and probably won't work, but trust me, its the only way!

    I’m in a park. The grass is being mown by a robot.
  • If we can fight the owners to keep our shitty back breaking jobs and win, we should have fought the owners to rebuild our economy for automation profits to largely benefit the people from the bottom up.

    If we the peasant masses even can win against the tiny owner class oligarchs, lets fight for the right thing. And if we can't win, well then it's all masturbation anyway and they'll do what they want.

    It's irrational to fight for "we demand to continue to break our backs making your shit instead of robots so we can continue to subsist on menial laborer wages with broken backs!" in any event. That's some coal miner excuse for logic.

  • I’m in a park. The grass is being mown by a robot.
  • Automation isn't the enemy.

    As ever, the owner class that hoards and wages economic war on you though automation for their exclusive benefit at their society's expense are your enemy, whether you would fight them or not.

    Arguing that we should "save" back breaking, repetitive unnatural movement, manual labor jobs that break human bodies by the time they're 40 is the WRONG hill to die on. Fight for the citizenry to reap the benefits of automation through taxation, not to keep shitty jobs robots can do faster and better. Fight to change the economy so that everyone doesn't need meaningless jobs machines can do better so we can have actual time to live our lives.

    Taxing the fuck out of automation would let everyone win, because a heavily taxed robot is still far cheaper for the company than a human or possibly several humans for that one robot would be, so automation is here either way. We can riot to change our economy to benefit from this technology as we should, or we can be steamrolled yet again by the dictates of the affluent who will demand and get all the benefits and none of the responsibility if not confronted and countered on revolutionary terms.

    Please pick the former. There's no dignity or meaning to be had shuffling boxes around in an Amazon warehouse. Begging the owners to let us try to continue to compete with literal purpose built repetitive labor machines is not the way.

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    I see a lot of people enjoy his brilliant bits, but with the way the world is and where its going, imho in the name of enthusiastic greed, I personally find a lot of peace, and a lot less depression when I choose to aspire to George's genuine divorce and detachment from "caring about the outcome."

    Enjoy the freakshow, folks!

    Bonus: I've seen so many comments in his bit videos wishing for George's perspective on smartphones, well this was near his end (2008), smartphones were just arriving, and his opening words briefly address in passing what he thought about the latest tech obsession.

    Just an idea that has stuck with me in life since this episode aired.

    If you're unwilling to earnestly, critically examine/scrutinize your beliefs, and discard them in failing that scrutiny or in light of new information, you are doomed to stagnate as a individual.

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    (and in all seriousness, go watch It's a Wonderful Life if you haven't. It's a great time capsule of the competing values of its time that, imho, provides a lot of context for how we got... here. And it's a really good movie.

    It couldn't be made today by a major studio, and if it got remade for name recognition, the core message would be completely gutted.)

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