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  1. So you agree then that the woman is delusional and that women are not disadvantaged and that her son does not enjoy any privilege by virtue of simply being male. Thank you. Now, would you care to discus how her children's "non-white" friends are also not disadvantaged? As for discussing it with women, how do you know I don't? Anyway, not many women here on the forum but I'm doing the next best thing - discussing it with a leftist, feminist man.
  2. One thing I've found that's helpful in sorting fake/CG images from real is to look at places in the picture/photo that look too real with too much detail. In this picture for example the inside of the right main wheel assembly, also the area of the left engine outboard cowlings - there's too much detail visible deep into the innards. Computer animators simply cannot resist using their amazing computer power to clearly show details that really shouldn't be visible. The two areas I mentioned would be opposite the sun and should be less distinct with less detail visible. Obviously doesn't work in all cases but sometimes it does.
  3. I was not striking back at any perceived threat - this isn't about me. I was commenting on some delusional woman who's teaching her daughter that she's disadvantaged, when she isn't, and teaching her son that he's privileged when he isn't. I raised me son just fine, thanks for asking. The threats he will, or may, face have nothing to do with his upbringing. Here's a story about a young man who's been falsely accused: Do you think he did something to deserve this? You'll note, if you care to read the story, that the 5 young women who falsified the accusation against him faced no repercussions. None. No legal charges, no suspensions. The young man lost his job, faced multiple count appearances, was detained in a facility , detained at home, could not attend school and now has mental health problems. Where does the privilege lie? I hope your son isn't a target but if some young woman was to decide that she's been scorned or rejected (even if she wasn't) his upbringing or respect for those around him will be irrelevant. This is the rude awakening that many good parents of good sons have had to endure. You chose to respond to one of the points I raised. Now, what do you have to say about women's advantages in University enrolment and scholarships, reduced sentencing in criminal proceedings, higher spending in women's health care, greater access to community services, preferential hiring and the abysmal treatment of men and fathers in the family court system? And your telling me that women get the short end of the stick?
  4. A squirrel lady. Reminds me of this scene from Ratrace:
  5. Did you notice that he couldn't be bothered to reply to my post in response to his? I called him out, and, nothing but crickets..........
  6. So what you're saying is: respect the opinion of the electorate. I agree. Respect the fact that Trump was elected by the majority (of those who cared enough to vote). (As I said before I think Trump's a poor representative of the American people but still better than Clinton.)
  7. A common way for this fallacy to be perpetuated is one shared trait between two subjects is assumed to show equivalence, especially in order of magnitude, when equivalence is not necessarily the logical result. False equivalence is a common result when an anecdotal similarity is pointed out as equal, but the claim of equivalence doesn't bear because the similarity is based on oversimplification or ignorance of additional factors.
  8. That doesn't even make sense. What privilege am I apparently displaying? I was referring to the woman who feels that her daughter has fewer "rights" than her son. I don't think she means "rights" because they both have the same rights, I think she's somehow implying that her daughter will be disadvantaged in comparison to her son. This is ridiculous - in every situation her daughter will face a societal structure that is tilted in her favour; the education system is set up to favour girls over boys, when applying to university she will be eligible for more scholarships, receive more encouragement and will be the focus of enrolment and recruitment. When seeking employment she often be eligible for positions that are stated to be open to women only. The family court system favours women, the criminal court system favours women, the education system favours women, employment opportunities favour women so how, exactly, is the daughter disadvantaged in comparison to the son? Tell me, how should the son feel when he sees his sister getting educational and employment opportunities, encouragement and scholarships that aren't available to him all the while he's being told that's he's privileged? I have a son and a daughter. I want her to be successful and I'm proud of her successes but it's my son's future that causes me the most worry.
  9. What a load of nonsense. It's her son that she should be fearful for as her daughter has many more "rights" than he does and their "non-white" friends have more than both of them. The worst part of this is she (the writer) believes it and is teaching her kids to believe it.
  10. Well, I'm certainly no expert on the topic but when a player's political statements and actions on the field becomes a bigger deal than the game, which is a business after all, I can understand the reluctance on the team's owners to willingly have him around. He could probably have enjoyed wide latitude in making statements/speeches/marching around with a sign etc if he had just kept it off the field but he chose to use his on-duty time to make political statements. That kind of thing is not allowed in any job so why should it be tolerated in the "job" of being a professional athlete? How long would a pilot last if he/she made political statements in passenger PAs?
  11. Maybe, but you gotta include "attitude" in the hiring decision.
  12. He wants to play, he's not good enough.
  13. Colin Kaepernick's "whole point" is; how can I make 5 million dollars/year without playing football?
  14. I've lived through lots of "format" changes; 8-track to cassette, then cassette to CDs, VHS to DVDs, electric heat to a heat pump, an old house with crappy insulation to R2000 - it's always better to switch to the new technology and then enjoy the benefits. Costs more to make the change but then pays off in the end. I realize there's a big difference in the costs between my little situation and running an airline but I bet that if Southwest had swallowed the "training cost" pill back in the beginning they would be further ahead now because they'd have a better machine that weighed less, was easier to maintain and had a smaller training footprint on every training event since. Short-sighted accountants looking at the numbers for next quarter rather than the long-term costs down the road.
  15. Thanks for posting this link deicer. I do not believe the accusers. I think BK has the same history that we all (probably) do - some rash drinking decisions as a teenager and young adult, some clumsy interactions with a potential partner. IMO, none of these are issues that should exclude him from consideration but his performance at the hearings are a deal breaker. Obviously he received advise that a strong offence was the best tack but I disagree - would have preferred to see a "high-road" demeanour. I do not believe the accusers but think his response to the accusations shows him to be unsuitable for the position.
  16. I can't be bothered to sift through all the "he said, she said" allegations and rebutals but I'll just say if you were to judge every person/man by their activities at age 17 none of us would have a job.
  17. The jumpseat itself appears to have been designed for maximum discomfort and I'm not joking about that. There's a strategically located bar on the seat bottom that prevents sitting up with normal posture so the only way to avoid that is to kind of slide your rearend forward and adopt a slouch which puts your back against the strategically placed "MAX-Pain" bar across the seatback. My comment about being "glad I don't fly it" however was in reference to the mishmash/adhoc/random placement and design of every single switch and control in the flight deck. There is a mix of analog, green digital, amber digital, switches guarded forward, switches guarded aft, some sideways switches, rotary, etc. Basically the 737 flight deck is a perfect illustration of how far flight deck design has come since it first rolled out.
  18. Yes, but wikipedia says it was envisioned in 1964 (with a modern 1950s design philosophy). Just joking around, I'm not actually that negative on the aircraft - it is comfortable enough in the back, for the 2 hour flights I've been a passenger, and the large bins and large IFE screens are a welcome change but I'm glad I don't have to fly it based on my time in the jumpseat.
  19. The real questions is; "will it be common type with the 737-200 from 1964?" ('cause we know how important that is to potential customers).
  20. Serves 'em right for being a bunch of lowdown bottom feeders. Oh, wait, Primera? , actually don't know anything about them.
  21. Exactly. If these benefits are normally provided to family members of veterans then he is entitled to receive them. If we (the people) want benefits to be cut off for convicted criminals then we just need to make that change to the plan - simple. Personally I'd like to see all sorts of society's benefits cut off for violent convicted criminals. If it was up to me I'd have them sleeping on cold concrete, eating gruel 3 times a day hand-making gravel or picking garbage to earn their keep.
  22. It's news because he's a performer (musician?). Probably wouldn't have been news back in the day when a putting something in a newspaper had a cost but since websites are completely open-ended, why not? Personally, I couldn't care less but some people probably care - I'd probably read an article about Jethro Tull with interest but lots of people wouldn't, so, fair game. BTW, facial and neck tattoos - yeah, there's a good life decision!
  23. Yes but you're missing the point; today it doesn't matter - the concern is after Oct 17th. Just wait, on the 17th of Oct this will be huge news and will get significant airplay on the major news networks. It will move into the consciousness of everyone, including customs agents at the border.
  24. That just means he'll have to give more of our tax dollars as "aid" and allow more "refugees" to compensate. BTW, he's not looking for a Security Council seat, he wants to be Secretary-General.