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delusional mikelevy's article
Mar 2, 2018 at 15:10
Mar 2, 2018
1 Question - Is Social Media Having a Positive or Negative Impact on our Sport?
@rrolly: Sure, and JP tries to throw all of that away. He's so out of sync with the contemporary humanities and social sciences that the only way he can validate the ridiculous arguments he makes is to claim that the humanities and social sciences are all entirely flawed and need to be thrown away - that's because the sort of things he's arguing haven't been taken seriously by the field since the early 20th Century. It's not just some academics that disagree with him, he's a laughing stock in the academy.
delusional mikelevy's article
Mar 2, 2018 at 9:53
Mar 2, 2018
1 Question - Is Social Media Having a Positive or Negative Impact on our Sport?
@rrolly: JP is definitely not someone to listen to on this. He genuinely has no idea what he's talking about, and sounds completely ridiculous to anyone who has actually studied any of the topics he tries to hold forth on. His whole act of invoking some post-modern neo-marxist boogie man is completely ridiculous and based on a complete misunderstanding of what post-modernism actually is. It's fairly telling that basically every sociologist, anthropologist, or other academic who actually studies these ideas finds him utterly laughable.
delusional mikekazimer's article
Mar 1, 2018 at 11:58
Mar 1, 2018
Cycling Brands Under Scrutiny in Gun Control Debate
@webermtb: I tend to agree, but I'm not surprised to see PB not taking a stance here - remember that they probably earn a good amount of income from Giro, Camelbak, etc, and aren't exactly known for having a strong separation of content and sales. In that light you could read a fairly neutral article like this as actually taking a fairly strong stance.
delusional mikelevy's article
Mar 1, 2018 at 11:25
Mar 1, 2018
1 Question - Is Social Media Having a Positive or Negative Impact on our Sport?
@laxguy: Ah the fun and confusion of the general or specific "you" in English. I guess I could have written "one", but that feels a little too formal for PB comments!
delusional mikelevy's article
Mar 1, 2018 at 11:12
Mar 1, 2018
1 Question - Is Social Media Having a Positive or Negative Impact on our Sport?
@laxguy: Well "man" there is an odd choice, I mean women can also be cis, and men can also be trans. So these labels are useful to be clear about what we mean when that clarity is important to the discussion. Obviously in most cases where we use woman/man the trans/cis prefixes are not necessary.
delusional mikelevy's article
Mar 1, 2018 at 11:06
Mar 1, 2018
1 Question - Is Social Media Having a Positive or Negative Impact on our Sport?
@laxguy: Assuming you're honestly asking, "cishet" refers to those who are both cisgendered and heterosexual. Cisgendered meaning that your gender identity matches your birth assigned sex, and heterosexual generally meaning that you largely engage in romantic relationships with people of a different gender to yourself.
delusional mikelevy's article
Mar 1, 2018 at 10:27
Mar 1, 2018
1 Question - Is Social Media Having a Positive or Negative Impact on our Sport?
@POWsLAYER: I did a bit of searching and turns out there was a (generally, and predictably, awful) discussion in the comments discussing the winner of an NZ DH race being trans. https://www.pinkbike.com/news/new-zealand-national-dh-series-round-3-report-and-results.html
delusional mikelevy's article
Mar 1, 2018 at 10:08
Mar 1, 2018
1 Question - Is Social Media Having a Positive or Negative Impact on our Sport?
@dkidd: Trans rights? I think I missed that, can you point me to what you're talking about?
delusional mikekazimer's article
Mar 1, 2018 at 8:26
Mar 1, 2018
Cycling Brands Under Scrutiny in Gun Control Debate
@Rubberelli: "He believed in the power of state militias to keep the federal government in check." This is such a weird argument for people to make in the 21st Century. It may potentially have had some weight at one point, but what do people really expect a bunch of civilians with rifles to be able to achieve against the current US military? It's unlikely that any nation state on the planet can realistically challenge US military power right now, so what exactly do people think owning a few guns is going to do? Sure, you may have an assault rifle, but that's not going to do much when a drone flies over and bombs your house.
delusional mikekazimer's article
Mar 1, 2018 at 8:20
Mar 1, 2018
Cycling Brands Under Scrutiny in Gun Control Debate
@Rubberelli: Who's liberty to do what? Who's security in what context? Does preserving one person's liberty sacrifice another's? It's interesting, as just from reading this quote I'm not sure which side of the debate you're on: the quote could be used for either side. Either to argue that we should not sacrifice the liberty of owning guns in order to gain the security of a gun free nation; or that we should not sacrifice the liberty of not being shot in order to gain the security of owning weapons. It's an empty phrase that allows the reader space to transpose their own reading of liberty and security into it. So, we can tell that Jefferson was far more of a politician than a philosopher!
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