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Society and History / Re: Milo defends pederasty gets booted from CPAC
« Last post by Tolpuddle Martyr on February 23, 2017, 10:50:39 pm »
Normally, I'd advise not jumping to conclusions, especially after the WSJ smeared PewDiePie as an anti-Semite. But I gotta say, it looks pretty bad.
Because of this?

But thank you for your wise counsel about not 'jumping to conclusions' when people say what they actually think. I'll prudently wait for mind-reading technology to emerge so I have one hundred percent absolute proof that they were just lol joek kiddingz when they say "death to all X"

I've actually seen the video in question to verify the claims made about it. He was shocked when they actually did it and apologized. When you have something better than an out-of-context screenshot, show it to me.

And screw the WSJ for making me watch PewDiePie.
Oh yeah *context*, call Disney. It's all ok, there was context for him paying a couple of dudes to wave that sign around while he laughed hysterically contextually. Forgive me for missing the many discrete layers of meaning in "Death to Jews".
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Society and History / Re: Milo defends pederasty gets booted from CPAC
« Last post by davedan on February 23, 2017, 07:17:35 pm »
Normally, I'd advise not jumping to conclusions, especially after the WSJ smeared PewDiePie as an anti-Semite. But I gotta say, it looks pretty bad.
Because of this?

But thank you for your wise counsel about not 'jumping to conclusions' when people say what they actually think. I'll prudently wait for mind-reading technology to emerge so I have one hundred percent absolute proof that they were just lol joek kiddingz when they say "death to all X"

Careful Tol or you will resurrect the 'Die cis scum' debate.
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Society and History / Re: Milo defends pederasty gets booted from CPAC
« Last post by SCarpelan on February 23, 2017, 05:46:02 pm »
Calling him an anti-semite is a stretch. He is just a hack who tries to create edgy humour without the talent and effort required to make it work. The result is anti-semitic but it is not clear evidence that he as a person is.

http://www.polygon.com/2017/2/17/14637642/pewdiepie-south-park-anti-semitic-jokes

Meh, I kinda think that thinking it's okay to scream racial slurs for the sake of being edgy and getting attention is still racist since it seems to carry a disregard for the feelings of those who are different from yourself. 

Note, I'm drawing a distinction between that and what Stephen Colbert did.  Making a satirical point about bigoted people is fine and good but just being an edgelord isn't.

If I've understood correctly Pewdiepie tried to make a humorous video about how far people are prepared to go for money. When these people are non-whites living in poor countries this already has racist dimension. The message he used was also undeniably antisemitic. He did have a point under that edginess but he is just too moronic and talentless to make it without making the act both racist and antisemitic.

This makes him a moron and an asshole but not necessarily a racist as a person. If he truly does not understand the consequences of his action it is worth making this distinction between the person and the act. On the other hand, anyone who knowingly and being aware of the nuances does a racist act can be judged as a racist no matter what his personal opinions are otherwise like you suggest. It just seems to me it's much more likely Pewdiepie falls to the former category.
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Society and History / Re: Milo defends pederasty gets booted from CPAC
« Last post by Lana Reverse on February 23, 2017, 04:33:31 pm »
Normally, I'd advise not jumping to conclusions, especially after the WSJ smeared PewDiePie as an anti-Semite. But I gotta say, it looks pretty bad.
Because of this?

But thank you for your wise counsel about not 'jumping to conclusions' when people say what they actually think. I'll prudently wait for mind-reading technology to emerge so I have one hundred percent absolute proof that they were just lol joek kiddingz when they say "death to all X"

I've actually seen the video in question to verify the claims made about it. He was shocked when they actually did it and apologized. When you have something better than an out-of-context screenshot, show it to me.

And screw the WSJ for making me watch PewDiePie.
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The Lounge / Re: Things That Annoy You
« Last post by dpareja on February 23, 2017, 02:51:59 pm »
A power outage managed to find that split-second when my hard drive, despite my not actively using it, was writing, probably to virtual memory, before my UPS kicked in.

As a result my partition table was knocked out of whack, the drive won't boot (or even be recognized by the BIOS) and I have over 3000 bad blocks (of 490 million, but still), rendering one of the partitions unreadable (thankfully not one with anything I'd be particularly sad to lose). So now I have to hope that I can edit the partition table properly (via an external box on another machine) to get the drive bootable again, and then clone it to a new internal hard drive, because if I can't get the drive to boot, I'll have to get a new internal HD and reinstall the OS entirely.
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Forum Games / Re: Ask the next poster a question!
« Last post by Zygarde on February 23, 2017, 02:32:37 pm »
The eyes, I've been completely entranced by some peoples eyes no matter what they look like.


Why is apartment shopping so fucking annoying?
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The Lounge / Re: Things That Annoy You
« Last post by Zygarde on February 23, 2017, 02:29:29 pm »
...What the fuck?
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Society and History / Re: Milo defends pederasty gets booted from CPAC
« Last post by Skybison on February 23, 2017, 11:37:17 am »
Calling him an anti-semite is a stretch. He is just a hack who tries to create edgy humour without the talent and effort required to make it work. The result is anti-semitic but it is not clear evidence that he as a person is.

http://www.polygon.com/2017/2/17/14637642/pewdiepie-south-park-anti-semitic-jokes

Meh, I kinda think that thinking it's okay to scream racial slurs for the sake of being edgy and getting attention is still racist since it seems to carry a disregard for the feelings of those who are different from yourself. 

Note, I'm drawing a distinction between that and what Stephen Colbert did.  Making a satirical point about bigoted people is fine and good but just being an edgelord isn't.
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The Lounge / Re: Things That Annoy You
« Last post by ironbite on February 23, 2017, 08:40:23 am »
I"m sorry what?
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by Askold on February 23, 2017, 07:00:56 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-HUbdEAxo8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-HUbdEAxo8</a>

There is no better clip of Alex Jones than the first one Colbert shows in this one...
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