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Forum: Non-Fiction 10-12-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,547
Posted By JohnConstantine
I'll agree with the spectrum, just not the...

I'll agree with the spectrum, just not the non-binary thing. An effeminate male is still a male; he can't change that, effeminate behaviour is not going to change his hormonal or biological makeup....
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-11-2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,169
Posted By JohnConstantine
Sounds like you used to work with a few bleeding...

Sounds like you used to work with a few bleeding hearts... :)

This is the thing according to the girl in the ad -- the white girl changes into an Asian... so shouldn't whites be mad by the same...
Forum: Non-Fiction 10-11-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,547
Posted By JohnConstantine
That gender isn't fluid :) But aside from...

That gender isn't fluid :)

But aside from that, that everyone wants to be loved and desired etc is fine. The reason why I wouldn't downplay biological differences is that I think they have...
Forum: Non-Fiction 10-10-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,547
Posted By JohnConstantine
Well... no, technically no. And saying...

Well... no, technically no.

And saying there are no differences except biological ones is fine but it's not like THAT is insignificant. The only difference between me and a banana is biological...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-10-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,169
Posted By JohnConstantine
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct...

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/10/i-am-woman-racist-dove-ad-not-a-victim

http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/08/people-are-rightfully-outraged-over-this-racist-dove-facebook-ad-6985415/...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-02-2017, 02:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,635
Posted By JohnConstantine
Just to play devil's advocate -- this is...

Just to play devil's advocate -- this is generally how revolution starts. Can a small armed force pose a threat to a powerful state? -- sure, but two things will most likely need to happen, a third...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-29-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 3,014
Posted By JohnConstantine
It's still big now, and in fact some believe it...

It's still big now, and in fact some believe it started with Kant and the critique of Pure Reason. The first notion being that things are only perceived through our fallible senses and therefore are...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-27-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 3,014
Posted By JohnConstantine
So this thread is like old school WB cray cray. ...

So this thread is like old school WB cray cray.

There's a pretty good popular science book written by Michio Kaku who is definitely open minded. 'Science of the impossible' I think it's called....
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-26-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,169
Posted By JohnConstantine
Well this is the thing right, it's A LOT of...

Well this is the thing right, it's A LOT of people, pretty much the population of the UK 60 odd mill... they can't all be retarded.

And even if they are, those who are smarter rarely talk about...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-26-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,169
Posted By JohnConstantine
Maybe not the disastrous foreign policy, but I...

Maybe not the disastrous foreign policy, but I think they could get their head around bombing the hell out of somewhere and how that might affect your immigration policy.

It might be dumb... but...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-26-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,169
Posted By JohnConstantine
Awww man that's surely all there is anyway....

Awww man that's surely all there is anyway. Politics is mostly a nonsense. Imagine if it was based on truth, I can't imagine the establishment would last very long. They have to use propaganda to...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-26-2017, 03:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,169
Posted By JohnConstantine
Does the fact that it appeals to some racists...

Does the fact that it appeals to some racists make it racist? That's the question. And if not, what if it's not racist, and if it's not racist, then it doesn't matter if it happens to appeal to...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-26-2017, 12:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,169
Posted By JohnConstantine
I find it difficult to over-simplify things like...

I find it difficult to over-simplify things like that. To me it's like saying Obama and his supporters hate Russians because of all the anti-russian rhetoric, the hacking scandal and the sacking of...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-21-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,169
Posted By JohnConstantine
So we're saying that a political party in power...

So we're saying that a political party in power has based its platform on hatred towards minorities... in the US? In France? In the UK?

Realistically this kind of party or group is relegated to...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-13-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,169
Posted By JohnConstantine
Oh no.. I'm saying that the state is oppressive,...

Oh no.. I'm saying that the state is oppressive, and that she confuses state oppression and violence with white oppression. We've heard it in this thread... The white man will drone you if you don't...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-13-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,169
Posted By JohnConstantine
It's so complicated though, way more so than...

It's so complicated though, way more so than proponents of white privilege ever tend to admit. Everyone has the power to discriminate and does.

For example, I have absolutely been called a coon,...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-13-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,169
Posted By JohnConstantine
Perhaps not. But you do have to deal with being...

Perhaps not. But you do have to deal with being called the most violent and oppressive force on earth.

It's weird people who study this stuff go right into micro-aggression which might include...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-13-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,169
Posted By JohnConstantine
Indeed. There are a couple problems with...

Indeed.

There are a couple problems with Munroe's kind of thinking. And it mainly comes down to what I was taught as a kid my mum gave me a little mini bio of Martin Luther King when I was 10....
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-12-2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,169
Posted By JohnConstantine
Monroe Bergdorf

Yep, I'm gonna throw this one into the mix.

L'oreal model whose employment I believe was based on taking part in a campaign to celebrate diversity within the fashion/beauty world and beyond was...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-11-2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 3,014
Posted By JohnConstantine
I wouldn't urge anyone to pick a side. And...

I wouldn't urge anyone to pick a side.

And I have flirted with the idea of agnosticism. But the problem is for me that there's no point in holding something that you don't know. You don't know...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-07-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,162
Posted By JohnConstantine
Hey Goblin, So you grabbed my attention......

Hey Goblin,

So you grabbed my attention... I heard this is a thing:

Multinationals which are so big as to hold almost a monopoly on things are usually propped up by the state and protected...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-01-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,162
Posted By JohnConstantine
There's nothing to suggest that all fiat currency...

There's nothing to suggest that all fiat currency could become its intrinsic value.

The value of Fiat currency signifies the strength of your economy. If you have thriving businesses producing...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-21-2017, 02:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By JohnConstantine
Solar Eclipse Today!

I know this is a bit late notice but can anyone from the states or wherever else the eclipse is visible take photos and/or film the event?

Send us a link, google drive is a good shout!

Here...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 08-18-2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By JohnConstantine
Emoji Movie, Evil?

OK so I went to watch this last night, my ten year old was actually intrigued because of the negative response in the media.

We watched the trailer at another film and a few days later she...
Forum: Lyrics 08-14-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 515
Posted By JohnConstantine
Sloe Jam Vid

'nother one from a recent jam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHU7mRKwKpU&t=144s
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