• Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    These same people think it’s more likely that all the accusations against Sandusky are made for money than that there is any truth to them.
    Some skeptics are awfully unskeptical.

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Tangent: occasionally well known sci if authors will have a character go off on a quick screed about some moral issue.
    In 3001: A space Odyssey, the main character hooks up with a woman, and she goes off on how they can’t actually have sex because he is mutilated.
    Always amused me, and less offensive than the random gay guy talking about how…[Read more]

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    I’ve known that about depression and walking for most of my adult life. It’s still really hard to get out and walk.

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    This seems plausible. The war over raising children is endless, and LOTS of people think children are property, even if they don’t all phrase it that way.

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    Kudos to Krawitt.

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    Can I remind people that we had a very similar problem with the Boston Marathon, but with ableism on top of sexism? There were a lot of people talking about Meb Keflezighi being the first American to win since 1983, when a woman won the woman’s marathon in 1985…. and the women’s wheelchair winner was from America from 2012-2014, plus Jean…[Read more]

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    I loved her piece. Lindy is a treasure.

    Dan: I have always found Ira Glass’ voice incredibly grating, and this might be part of why. I wonder if that’s also the problem I have with Garrison Keillor’s tales from Lake Wobegon (I can listen to him as characters all day, but Tales from Lake Wobegon make me physically uncomfortable when I listen.)

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    Dangit! Now I’ll have to check the main site more often…

    Since the redesign I’ve been sticking to the network sites more (inability to quickly see recent comments on the front page is a big part of this, combined with my own confusion of featured vs recent posts).

    Glad to hear you’re in high demand. You’ll really be rolling in that…[Read more]

    • I just subscribe to the RSS feed. Much easier to stay on top of recent posts that way! 🙂

    • To see the five most recent posts click on “all posts” and they will appear in a sidebar on the computer or at the bottom of the page on mobile.

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    Cool article! Thank you!

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    I think he’s pretty closeted, and this was part of his way of dealing with his feelings and his religion.

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    On another blog I wrote a parody of Sound of Silence for this campaign, but it’s… got adult language and discussion of adult behaviors. Might be NSFW, but it’s all text. Is that ok to post here?

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    Happy New Year! Also, could someone see what’s wrong with Grounded Parents? I’m getting a “Website is offline” error from my ISP (error 522)

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    Can I mention my support for guaranteed income without summoning the people fighting in that thread? We could simultaneously reduce social services and also help everyone, while reducing the penalty for having children, and evening out the labor markets, to the point where workers would be able to make rational choices, both because they wouldn’t…[Read more]

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Question, related to the plausibility of Bigfoot existing:
    Some of the people who believe cite our finding of other new species, which is superficially fair, but when was the last time we found a land animal of a similar order of size that was a new species we hadn’t seen before? Also, is species the right level of differentiation? Genus?…[Read more]

    • I think there was a member of the horse/zebra family discovered in the jungles of southeast Asia about 30 years ago. It is very rare and very similar to other wild horse species, not an extremely distinctive animal in an unexpected environment like a Bigfoot would be. People catching glimpses of it or discovering remains would probably have…[Read more]

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    The more I look at that original chart, the less sense it makes. Thank you.

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    How can you look at a system which produces poor people in Hispanic and black populations at ~2.5 times the rate it does in the white population and deny that there is some sort of endemic systemic racism there? Further, if you want an example of confirmation bias, combining the numbers of whites and Hispanics in poverty to deny systemic racism…[Read more]

    • I haven’t denied racism, and as for that stats, I’ve given you the option; if you want to leave out the Hispanic folks who identify as white, you can, and there are still twice as many white people in poverty as black. Now, it seems kind of racist to not let people identify as they wish, but if you want to say those Hispanic people are wrong to…[Read more]

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    It seems to have come back!

    IT’S A MIRACLE, PRAISE REBECCA!!

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    I think you’re confused about how confirmation bias works. I sought out information on both sides, and noticed that you don’t understand the importance of intersectionality and critical race theory. That’s not confirmation bias. Confirmation bias is noticing only that some racists dislike someone, and assuming that person must not be racist,…[Read more]

    • You’re on the side that accepts Critical Race Theory and intersectionality, the identitarian approaches to justice that were developed and promoted by bourgeois folk at schools for the economic elite. It’s no surprised that you prefer to believe people who are like you.

      Essentially, you understand power the way Malcolm X did in 1963 while he…[Read more]

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Ugh: Skip the comments on the story about Gavin Grimm losing his rights.

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    I’m going to fundamentally disagree with your final statement. Striking the first blow in a fight between an unjust power and those oppressed is righteous if you are oppressed.
    In addition, saying “she started it!” is ignoring the fact that you weren’t identified in this thread until you showed up and self-identified. I say this because I was…[Read more]

    • Most of the bad things done in the world are done by people who are convinced they’re righteous.

      And yes, Somerville decided to share her notion of who I am once I showed up. So?

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