“So there it is, right? Memory is infallible, eyewitnesses can’t be trusted, there’s no way we should believe an accusation of sexual assault several decades after it happened. Right?”
One edit: Should read “memory is fallible”. But this still doesn’t change this: Ford and the other alleged (covering my legal ass here) victims knew Kav…[Read more]
Yeah, when you conflate the two, things get…yeah.
However, there is definitely a correlation between being a domestic abuser and shooting people. Also a correlation between being an incel and shooting people. Wow, who knew misogyny would correlate so well to murder? Lots of people would.
Jon Brewer commented on the post, Woman Supports Sexual Abuser, Discovers He Sexually Harassed her Decades Ago, on the site Skepchick 1 week, 5 days ago
It’s an interesting defense, since someone who raped one woman didn’t rape 3.7 billion women. So, you see, he’s a nice guy after all.
Jon Brewer commented on the post, Scientists Discover There are Only Four Personality Types! (Not Really), on the site Skepchick 1 week, 5 days ago
I rigged the personality test on Pokémon Mystery Dungeon to be a Mudkip.
Not actually a sin, but okay.
Well, there was his talk about Chinese mercantilism…
Anyway, yeah, I always end up saying “It’s not killing the bees, but I killed the wasps.” (I had a major wasp infestation earlier this year.)
Jon Brewer commented on the post, Crowdfunding Healthcare Leads to Cash for Con Artists, on the site Skepchick 1 week, 5 days ago
What’s amazing to me is, people still think crowdfunding is the greatest thing. I mean, it worked for Salk, but that was then. This is the era of scams on every crowdfunding site.
I won’t go as far as the MSM in saying millennials are serial killers (RIP malls, dating, drive-in movies, drive-thrus, etc.), but millennials are certainly…[Read more]
Yeah, even most /x/ folks seem to know they’re a con.
Plus, the metaphor doesn’t make sense. Bakers don’t assemble crumbs to make a cake.
Granted, they’re not the first ones to use bad metaphors. *cough*the entirety of The World is Flat by the only guy even more disconnected from reality than Trumpsters*cough*
Jon Brewer commented on the post, WTF? US is OK with Saudis Beheading Human Rights Activists, on the site Skepchick 1 month, 2 weeks ago
This is going to be one of those like when everyone said “If Hillary doesn’t win, a racist is going to be president.” as if that had never happened before in the entire history of the United States, isn’t it?
It makes my blood boil too, and “boil” just happens to rhyme with the reason the US is fine with it. Well, one reason. (There is a…[Read more]
Jon Brewer commented on the post, The Problem isn’t Immigrants. It’s Men who Murder Women., on the site Skepchick 1 month, 2 weeks ago
You’re (somewhat) right, but only somewhat. In Minnesota about two decades ago, it wasn’t just whites involved in human trafficking and gang rape of Indian women, Somalis were as well.
But don’t forget about the white traffickers and rapists. It was the Somalis who added clitoridectomy to the mix as well, though.
It’s not exactly PC to say…[Read more]
Jon Brewer commented on the post, Trigger Warnings: No, a New Study Didn’t Find That They’re Bad For You, on the site Skepchick 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By the way, today’s WaPo has a look back at Technocracy, Inc. and how it relates to modern Silicon Valley.
There were Technocracy, Inc. types all throughout the Clinton campaign as well. One of the things that really skeezed me about them.
Jon Brewer commented on the post, Study: Black Cops as Likely as White Cops to Murder Unarmed Black People, on the site Skepchick 2 months ago
It’s no surprise at all. People forget when gun control first caught on in this country. It wasn’t on the left. It was Ronald Reagan, taking guns out of the hands of Black Panthers.
For Indians, our experience has been that everyday racists tend to get creative, doing things like drugging you, driving you up a cliff, wrapping you in a blanket,…[Read more]
Jon Brewer commented on the post, Female Doctors are More Likely to Save Your Life — But We Pay Them Half as Much, on the site Skepchick 2 months ago
That thing about warning signs of heart attack in women is especially important. There are still those (especially older doctors, people tend to cling to what they were taught, and the older you are, the more out of date that information is) who cling to the “small man” myth, that is, that male and female bodies are the same except for the…[Read more]
Jon Brewer commented on the post, Evolutionary Psychologists Publish Anti-Semitic Nonsense, on the site Skepchick 2 months ago
It’s a possibility, but strikes me as idle speculation about Hitler. Basically, Hitler’s grandmother, Maria Schicklgruber, was a maid for a Jewish household, and the argument is that possibly she had an affair with one of the men of the household, and that man was the father of Hitler’s father, Alois Hitler, né Schicklgruber. Doesn’t sound like…[Read more]
Jon Brewer commented on the post, Evolutionary Psychologists Publish Anti-Semitic Nonsense, on the site Skepchick 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Nothing new. Remember the “warrior gene”, found coincidentally in populations (never white populations) known for being warlike?
If you say “Okay, do you have any evidence to back up your assertions?”, cries of “PoMo!” will ensue. Which, to be fair, postmodern types are a pain in the ass as well (e.g., arguing that male domination is tied to…[Read more]
Jon Brewer commented on the post, No, We Don’t Use 500 Million Straws Per Day But We Should Ban Them Anyway, on the site Skepchick 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Make them biodegradable. Anyone suffering brain damage, such as from a stroke, might need them.
Jon Brewer commented on the post, Angelina Jolie’s Breast Cancer Doctor is a Victim-Blaming Quack, on the site Skepchick 2 months, 4 weeks ago
I make a rule that if “a study says”, it should be taken as “this increases or decreases your chances by less than 1%, maybe”.
And yeah, just listening to all this nutrition advice is just going to give you a Cluster C personality disorder. Eggs are good, eggs are bad, eggs are good. Carbs good, protein bad; carbs good, fat bad; fat good, carbs…[Read more]
Women getting harassed on social media? Zounds!
Okay, yeah, we all knew that. And we all knew a YouTube comments section makes an Arkansas country club look downright civil. (I miss the old-school trolls who would just show up and act like a moron: “I accidentally my Super Nintendo, is that bad?” It seems the Serdar Argic school of trolling is…[Read more]
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