• criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Rebecca Watson,

    I’m hoping that we are able to somehow get the Mexico City Policy to be declared unconstitutional, Unfortunately, the more far right judges Trump is able to appoint, the less likely that’s going to happen.

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 1 year, 5 months ago

    Rebecca Watson,

    Prosecuting gay conversion “therapy” as fraud everywhere would be a good thing.

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 1 year, 5 months ago

    Rebecca Watson,

    Also slaves weren’t healthy not because they didn’t have access to turpentine, but because they had to work ridiculously long hours, usually for ever single day of their lives, and it was legal to beat them for simply not working fast enough, which often happened, even if they couldn’t work fast enough.

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    carpelibrarium,

    It appears the link to the first article is also incorrect. Hopefully Daniela will fix the mistake as soon as possible.

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Jon Brewer,

    I don’t have a hard time believing that about Press TV. Its a propaganda outfit for Iran they can be at least a as biased as Fox News. They’ve also displayed some incredible antisemitism at times, like putting an “analyst” on their show who claims that global warming is a Zionist conspiracy.

    http://www.donotlink.com/derk

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    John the Drunkard,

    Have you seen the original ads?

    Here’s more on Geller’s anti Muslim ads. She’s been paying to put these on buses for sometime now.

    Shocking anti-Islam ad campaign coming to MTA buses, subway stations
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/shocking-anti-islam-ad-campaign-okd-mta-article-1.1945174

    There’s a reason the…[Read more]

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Peter Smith,

    Because for one thing, not all Muslim women wear head scarfs. Muslim women often walk around with their heads uncovered, just like non Muslim women. That’s kind of like saying why doesn’t this Jewish character wear a yamaka, or this Christian character wear a cross.

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Mrmisconception,

    Good point. I would have preferred the buses just not run the hateful ads in the first place.

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Jon Brewer,

    Once you know who Pamela Geller is, you’ll understand what I meant.

    Pamela Geller – SPLC Intelligence Files
    http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/pamela-geller

    Also here’s something I wrote about something she did recently,

    Surprise Surprise, Pamella Geller Insists the Non Existent Muslim No Go…[Read more]

    • I’ve read Pamela Geller. I know what she’s about, so I can’t say I’m surprised. Just the choice of Marvel is odd.

      And at least make sure to criticize people for real things. Like, last month, I posted in response to Ayatollah Khamenei’s tweet about Ferguson, reminding people that Press TV has David Duke on it. That’s a real thing. (Feel free to…[Read more]

      • Jon Brewer,

        I don’t have a hard time believing that about Press TV. Its a propaganda outfit for Iran they can be at least a as biased as Fox News. They’ve also displayed some incredible antisemitism at times, like putting an “analyst” on their show who claims that global warming is a Zionist conspiracy.

        http://www.donotlink.com/derk

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Amanda,

    Man that bigoted idiot Pamela Geller is going to be so angry now. People like her already hate Marvel for their “pro Islam” stance.

    • “Pro-Islam”? Someone will have to explain this one to me. And I’m normally the one that criticizes my fellow leftists for treating Muslim countries with kid gloves. Is it because Dust is a Muslim?

      • Jon Brewer,

        Once you know who Pamela Geller is, you’ll understand what I meant.

        Pamela Geller – SPLC Intelligence Files
        http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/pamela-geller

        Also here’s something I wrote about something she did recently,

        Surprise Surprise, Pamella Geller Insists the Non Existent Muslim No Go…[Read more]

        • I’ve read Pamela Geller. I know what she’s about, so I can’t say I’m surprised. Just the choice of Marvel is odd.

          And at least make sure to criticize people for real things. Like, last month, I posted in response to Ayatollah Khamenei’s tweet about Ferguson, reminding people that Press TV has David Duke on it. That’s a real thing. (Feel free to…[Read more]

          • Jon Brewer,

            I don’t have a hard time believing that about Press TV. Its a propaganda outfit for Iran they can be at least a as biased as Fox News. They’ve also displayed some incredible antisemitism at times, like putting an “analyst” on their show who claims that global warming is a Zionist conspiracy.

            http://www.donotlink.com/derk

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    Mrmisconception,

    I would imagine. I try not to use a lot of graphic language through, to avoid sounding low class.

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    Amanda,

    Over at the “Larry Wilmore on Bill Cosby” thread, Some guy going by the name of Razerzpeed, left a comment in reply to me, where he claimed that 45% of women lie about being raped. Off course he didn’t cite a source for that statistic. I have a feeling he just pulled it out of thin air.

    • I suspect a position down and back from thin air.

    • Well, according to a comment by a user named “John Galt” I found via Google:

      “Steve Moxon in his book ‘The woman racket’ quotes a statistic from 1985 in which 45% of all rape claims were marked as ‘no crime’ by UK police, which essentially means that after extensive investigation there was no evidence a crime occurred at all.”

      • which essentially means that after extensive investigation there was no evidence a crime occurred at all

        From what I’ve read deciding that a rape claim is a “non crime” (or no crime) can happen when the report is made, by the officer taking the report, with zero investigation at all. So unless it is different in the UK that statistic is not…[Read more]

        • Unless it was Steve Moxon that claimed that, which actually makes it worse because it is in a book which should allow for more research then a simple internet comment.

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    Amy Roth,

    Thanks for posting this. I love astronomy and I love Phil Plait. I think I’m going to enjoy this new series.

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    Olivia,

    Jon Stewart on the Daily Show, actually had a pretty good response to this. I think It was on last night’s Daily Show, and I had almost forgotten about it.

    WATCH: Jon Stewart Slams France for Hypocritical Free Speech Arrests
    http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-slams-france-hypocritical-free-speech-arrests

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    Olivia,

    Excellent post. We have to protect the rights of people to say whatever they want, regardless of how disgusting it maybe.

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    Rebecca Watson,

    Come to think of it, maybe we should still be a bit thankful, at least Kaley Cuoco didn’t come out as a “Men’s Rights Activist.”

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    Rebecca Watson,

    I’m surprised. I thought you called yourself a feminist long before elevatorgate.

    • I assumed that was a simplified narrative for rhetorical and comedic effect. I’m pretty sure I remember reading feminist writings by Rebecca and hearing her express feminist viewpoints on the SGU before “elevatorgate.”

      • Also (apologies for putting words in Rebecca’s mouth here) if I recall correctly she got pushed towards outright feminism in a big way after getting smashed with bs following the founding of Skepchick and ‘whorish’ activities like making the calender. So the story is basically the same but it’s easier just to refer to the elevator apocalypse.

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    Amanda,

    So Russian homophobic/transphobic bigots have found a new way to oppress non cis gendered heterosexual people. No wonder our religious right hate mongers so love Russia.

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    Mary,

    Well, if they found Dracula’s Coffin on Mars, they might not have found life on another planet, but at least we’d know that other planets have the undead! Wa ha ha! >:)

  • criticaldragon1177 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    Amanda,

    That comic about how to make Legos appeal to girls is hilarious!

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