Comments for Butterflies and Wheels http://www.butterfliesandwheels.org Discussing all the things Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:30:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.20 Comment on Miscellany Room 4 by Holms /2019/miscellany-room-4/#comment-2743049 Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:30:15 +0000 /?p=111709#comment-2743049 Nice, even military veterans are turning against Trump. Normally the military seems to be a reliable conservative vote in most nations, but I guess the veterans are that special subset of the military with spiralling medical bills. They really feel the neglect.

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Comment on A sham and shouldn’t be allowed by Pliny the in Between /2019/a-sham-and-shouldnt-be-allowed/#comment-2743047 Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:54:20 +0000 /?p=112739#comment-2743047 Trump’s problem about calling this a ‘witch hunt’ – http://farcornercafe.blogspot.com/2019/11/which-hunt.html

It’s not exactly advanced geocaching we’re talking about here.

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Comment on Facebook hates women by Ophelia Benson /2019/facebook-hates-women/#comment-2743046 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 23:58:39 +0000 /?p=112735#comment-2743046 Excellent. I’m envious. (That’s the thing about that part of the world over there – such a colossal overabundance of cities towns and villages one could profitably spend an afternoon in. Mooching around cities towns and villages is my favorite thing to do even here.)

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Comment on Ask me my sign by maddog1129 /2019/ask-me-my-sign/#comment-2743045 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 23:28:11 +0000 /?p=112723#comment-2743045 I do appreciate name badges. I *am* on a first name basis with my medical providers, and if I’m being treated by someone, I’d like to tell them with their name how much I appreciate what they do for me.

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Comment on How about if I just carry the ball to the net? by iknklast /2019/how-about-if-i-just-carry-the-ball-to-the-net/#comment-2743044 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 23:24:43 +0000 /?p=112737#comment-2743044 And if they are not brought to trial and convicted, all the people who criticize the very idea of rape will point to them as “false accusations”, since only conviction will convince them – and even then, they’ll be hard to convince.

The thing is, you won’t convince the MRA sorts by actually convicting anyway, because they set the bar at “pics or it didn’t happen”, and when pics (or video) exist, they move the bar to “if the woman left the house, it wasn’t rape” or some bullshit claim like that.

It’s the others, the non-MRAs, the ones who are legitimately concerned about rape and so forth, but are too damn easily convinced by a failure to prosecute. Hey, the police didn’t believe her, right? ‘Cause they didn’t do anything. In so many cases, the police may very well believe, and the prosecutor, and everyone else, but they won’t bring the case to trial because they aren’t sure they can win, even with strong evidence in some cases, because (1) the girl was wearing a “provocative” outfit; (2) the girl was drunk; (3) the girl had flirted with the guy; (4) the girl had sex with some other guy at some point in her life; (5) the girl had sex with more than one guy, maybe including the rapist’s best friend; or (5) any combination of the above.

Prosecutors know juries, and they know defense attorneys, and they know that a defense attorney can turn the sympathy toward the accused with extreme rapidity by simply playing up how the girl “teased” him. So they don’t prosecute, and for many people, it becomes another case of “false rape accusation” against some poor innocent guy who wasn’t doing anything except turning the no into yes (I hate hearing that phrase).

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Comment on Facebook hates women by latsot /2019/facebook-hates-women/#comment-2743043 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:57:14 +0000 /?p=112735#comment-2743043 Well you weren’t wrong.

York’s only an hour away so it would be stupid not to go, really. I’ll probably skive off work at lunchtime and spend some time in the city. It’s changed a lot since I lived and studied there (christ, was that really the 80s?) and I don’t visit nearly often enough.

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Comment on Facebook hates women by Ophelia Benson /2019/facebook-hates-women/#comment-2743042 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:35:04 +0000 /?p=112735#comment-2743042 Mmph. I was typing that as you posted so now my “as you know” looks deranged.

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Comment on Facebook hates women by Ophelia Benson /2019/facebook-hates-women/#comment-2743041 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:33:39 +0000 /?p=112735#comment-2743041 latsot – brilliant. As you know, she won’t be boring!

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Comment on Facebook hates women by latsot /2019/facebook-hates-women/#comment-2743040 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:32:55 +0000 /?p=112735#comment-2743040 I have my ticket!

It should be a good gig; I’ve seen her live before and she was outstanding. Plus she’s always brilliantly furious on those awful Sunday morning faith shows. Looking forward to it.

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Comment on Facebook hates women by Holms /2019/facebook-hates-women/#comment-2743038 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 21:15:37 +0000 /?p=112735#comment-2743038 “Bitchez be mad… u mad, bitch?” – Facebook to Kate.

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Comment on Facebook hates women by latsot /2019/facebook-hates-women/#comment-2743037 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 20:59:13 +0000 /?p=112735#comment-2743037 I’m going to try to make it. We have a very busy and complicated weekend, but depending on trains there’s a good chance I can get there. A slightly smaller chance I can get back again, but I’ll burn that bridge when I come to it.

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Comment on Facebook hates women by Rob /2019/facebook-hates-women/#comment-2743036 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 20:52:21 +0000 /?p=112735#comment-2743036 Some days all you can do as look at the screen a splutter in frustration.

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Comment on Facebook hates women by iknklast /2019/facebook-hates-women/#comment-2743035 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:33:00 +0000 /?p=112735#comment-2743035 Too bad it’s not York, NE. I could go then. I’m tempted to buy a ticket even though I can’t go, and tell her to give it to someone who can.

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Comment on In a public box by What a Maroon /2019/in-a-public-box/#comment-2743034 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:15:58 +0000 /?p=112729#comment-2743034 I wish these Congressfolks would stop referring to “The [sic] Ukraine”.

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Comment on In a public box by Seth /2019/in-a-public-box/#comment-2743033 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:33:38 +0000 /?p=112729#comment-2743033 And yes, Russia has been backing ‘separatists’ in Georgia for about a decade now, and Ukraine for half of one, both of which involve violence. We’ve not heard about Abkhazia or South Osettia recently, but I doubt they’re much more peaceful than Luhansk or the Donbas.

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Comment on In a public box by Seth /2019/in-a-public-box/#comment-2743032 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:29:23 +0000 /?p=112729#comment-2743032 Schrödinger’s Don will collapse, one way or the other

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Comment on In a public box by Ophelia Benson /2019/in-a-public-box/#comment-2743031 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:26:53 +0000 /?p=112729#comment-2743031 I think you’re right. In my ignorance I didn’t know there was live fighting going on there now.

The BBC October 29:

Ukrainian government troops and Russian-backed separatists have begun withdrawing from a key front-line area in eastern Ukraine.

“The separation of forces in Zolote is happening right now,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said.

A separatist official quoted by Russia’s RIA news agency said both sides had fired coloured signalling rockets to mark both sides’ withdrawal.

A deal was agreed this month to end the Donbas region’s five-year conflict.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50221995

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Comment on Ask me my sign by Pliny the in Between /2019/ask-me-my-sign/#comment-2743030 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:05:59 +0000 /?p=112723#comment-2743030 I’m more and more convinced that this is all a false flag operation by some diabolical republican think tank.

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Comment on In a public box by maddog1129 /2019/in-a-public-box/#comment-2743029 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:52:43 +0000 /?p=112729#comment-2743029 I would guess the battlefront of Russia vs Ukraine, but that’s just a guess. It would make sense in terms of the need for military aid, and why was it being held up.

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