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Politics / Re: Critical Social Justice & The Cult of Wokeness
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on Today at 05:25:31 AM by haunted
The email [from Maj. Bridget Hallahan, who commands the police department's Fifth Division] begins by saying: "I know it is hard to keep our thoughts and opinions to ourselves sometimes, especially when we, as a whole or as an individual, become the target of people in the public who criticize what we do without even knowing the facts.

"These ANTIFA and BLM people, especially the ones who just jumped on the bandwagon 'yesterday' because they became 'woke' (insert eye roll here), do not deserve a second glance or thought from us," it continues. "Our little pinky toenails have more character, morals, and ethics, than these punks have in their entire body."

"Do not stoop to their level. Do not respond to them. If we do, we only validate what they did. Don't make them important, because they are not. They will be the ones washing our cars, cashing us out at the Walmart, or living in their parents' basement playing COD for their entire life."
Hallahan goes on to say, "If you need to bitch about it and get it off your chest, come to my office and we can vent together."

Yes, Hallahan's email breaches decorum, and it makes sense she would be reprimanded for that reason.

However, don't pretend there isn't a context in which this email is taking place:

"Do not stoop to their level. Do not respond to them. If we do, we only validate what they did."

Politics / Re: Critical Social Justice & The Cult of Wokeness
Informative Informative
on September 16, 2020, 03:14:02 PM by Focalor

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
Insightful Insightful
on September 14, 2020, 01:29:39 AM by Focalor
Politics / Re: Critical Social Justice & The Cult of Wokeness
Funny Funny
on August 25, 2020, 11:14:02 AM by Focalor

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
Informative Informative
on August 13, 2020, 07:13:31 PM by Focalor


Pleasantly substantive political conversation between a sitting conservative senator, and someone nominally "on the other side of the aisle".

How much healthier might our democracy be (that is: democratic constitutional republic) if such conversations were anything like the norm, instead of utter rarities?

Some interesting territory covered.

A couple clarifications on terms used:

1. the "EGO" Eric refers to (which I anticipate he intended to explain but got sidetracked) is his notion of an "Embedded Growth Obligation" that became part of institutional culture during the post-WWII economic boom. Technology fueled, hugely expanding middle class, similarly-expanding percentage of citizens attending university; the expectation of continued exponential growth to fund all the pension plans, and which meant that a professor could have 20 PhD students, and they'd all go on to be professors each with 20 PhD students of their own…; etc. — And, after that extraordinary period of exponential growth hit a saturation point and slowed in the 1970s, the lies and shenanigans ratcheted up as institutions structured around the expectation that growth would continue, kept up that facade while engaging in machinations that produced the appearance of growth while really just siphoning or transferring wealth from one part of the system to another.

2. "rent-seeking" — Not literally charging rent, but rather an economic term describing siphoning wealth without creating value; "an individual or an entity seeks to increase their own wealth without creating any benefits or wealth to the society".

Community Events / Re: PRE-CUP TS500!
Rock On Rock On
on August 10, 2020, 08:01:17 AM by Jehar
multi-client demo (q2pro)


  ^ BTW, these multi-client q2pro demos are awesome!

This is my first time trying one out.

It's like you're in spectator, you can switch between players, but you can also free roam while the demo plays.

To play it, download the above .mvd2 file to:


Then in q2pro console type:

  mvdplay ts500-008

You can use [ and ] keys to switch players, or press left mouse button to toggle free-roam.

/dev/random / Re: What games are you playing ?
Funny Funny
on July 03, 2020, 03:04:43 PM by Focalor
Fairly amusing - this channel seems to specialize in pushing sandbox/sim games to their absurd limits


Jokes / Re: Funny videos
Rock On Rock On
on July 02, 2020, 12:26:13 PM by Focalor
Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Wins The Internet Wins The Internet
on June 28, 2020, 11:31:29 AM by Focalor

Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
Funny Funny
on June 27, 2020, 09:49:36 PM by Punk_FAS

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