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#1100119
Topic
The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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suspiciouscoffee said:

^ Agreed. I love my family, but I spent most of the summer away from home, and it was the best experience of my life. That, and the fact that my mom got pissed when I made a “mediocre” 91% in precalculus last year keep me motivated to get good grades.

Parents who do this annoy me to no end.

Not that it really matters for me, I’m probably gonna screw up somewhere in college, drop out and/or kill myself in a few years at most.

You really shouldn’t be so down on yourself. You have no reason to screw up or drop out in college. Please, please don’t think that you’re going to kill yourself. It isn’t healthy.

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#1100108
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

I will say this:

probably people getting stopped by cops due to race happens more often than I realize. But probably lest often than people on the other side care to admit. Do you think it never happens that a minor is stopped by cop and thinks it is because of the color of his skin when in reality it is due to something else(like violating the law)?

You place too much faith in the police system. Some police officers will often over-eseclate a situation for a minor violation. Sometimes “looking suspicious” (such as wearing a hoodie) could be reason for a police officer to stop you.

I still resent and am offended by Frink’s treatment of me and attitude towards me due to my skin color. It is not right.

Yes, and black people used to get lynched.

It also won’t help minorities.

Source?

I think it is ridiculous that I get flak for daring to state an opinion while white. It is probably also one of those logical fallacies. I pretty sure refuting an argument by attacking the skin color of the opinion holder, is not logical valid.

You don’t get flak just because you are white. You get flak because your opinions are wrong.

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#1100089
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The Kenobi Movie
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Alderaan said:

Anchorhead said:

As long as there are moderators on this board, you can expect to be asked - again - to step away from discussions that have nothing to do with whether of not Disney is going to release the 77 film properly.

My post didn’t suggest that ST fans shouldn’t be welcomed here. If that was your (defensive) take, I would advise to please read again.

What I did was I explained that it should not be a surprise that many people here for the original trilogy dislike these films both individually and on a greater level. I’ve always said that if someone can stand criticism of something they like, and engage in a civil manner, I will always behave in the same way. Most of the Disney ST fans cannot and they are responded to in kind. If you want to banish me or any OOT-only poster to OOT-only threads, and make these general threads a safe space devoid of ST criticism, then put it in the rules somewhere and I will do you a favor. You won’t even have to take moderator action or ask me to leave. I will do it of my own volition, as that is not the type of community I want to belong to.

I understand you don’t dig the new films. I didnt dig any Star Wars releases between 1980 and 2015. I didn’t take that out on the people who did.

You didn’t like Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, or the prequels, so when people mercilessly criticize them, you turn your back and look the other way.

But when people criticize the movies you do like, you get defensive and suddenly its time to put on the moderator hat.

There’s a word for that. It starts with an h…

Let me be clear here since you seem to struggle with subtlety. Reel it in. Your opinion isn’t the only one.

Let me be clear here, since you seem rude and hostile towards people who make you feel insecure and uncomfortable about being a middle age man in pajamas enjoying his Summer of Rogue One. If you weren’t a hypocrite and an asshole, I wouldn’t respond to you in this way. I give people what they give back. There are numerous ST fans and PT fans I’ve come across on this forum that I treat with respect because they act the same way. When someone acts like an insecure child, they deserve to be treated like an insecure child. If you want to ban me because I dared to strike against your authority, then go ahead. It won’t change your insecurity or your hypocrisy.

My only apology would be to Jay, whose forum this is. He’s always been a cool and fair man and I regret for him the hostility these altercations cause on his board.

I much prefer your original “f” post.

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#1099985
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

yhwx said:

What a banal argument we’re having. Only a matter of time until the middle finger pic, or at least the threatening of it.

I am just sick of people going “white privilege” as if it the answer to racial debates. Its ridiculous.

It’s not an answer to racial debates, it just describes behaviors that many people exhibit.

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

What are the two wrongs? What’s being made into a right here?

!

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#1099969
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

What a banal argument we’re having. Only a matter of time until the middle finger pic, or at least the threatening of it.

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#1099959
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Holy crap, that’s real.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/899008381226299392

Our great country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heal, & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before!

Also:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/898988632551370753

Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston. Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you.

So… yeah.

https://twitter.com/debcha/status/898938854702534659

JEDIT:

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#1099949
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

Even within the contexts where it may carry a racial connotation, I don’t think it’s on par with the n-word. There is no unspoken rule that ‘thug’ shouldn’t be used negatively.

all I was saying is that the term has come to have some racial connotations,

how? why? who decides this?

This was already explained. I give up, since I’m not convinced that you aren’t intentionally missing the point.

I assure you, that is not case at all. Until today I had never of any racial connotations with the word thug(unless you are talking about it in a situation where a white person is calling a black person a thug, only because the person is black). I have seen many times the word thug used to describe a white guy.

I don’t think that ‘thug’ has racial connotations in all contexts, but I think it definitely does in some.

what contexts does it have racial connotations?

Look, Warbler, we can’t give you a whole encyclopedia on what words are to be used when and what connotations those words might have. Nobody can. We have to decide on our own what a person means using this thing called context. People know that this:

Glass is typically a transparent material.

means a different thing than this:

We should have more transparency and accountability in our government.

due to the context in the sentence. I think you learn this in school.

Also, I’m not sure why you seem so fixed on the issue of what the word “thug” means.

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#1099947
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

Warbler said:

Councilman Carl Stokes is a moron. Calling someone a thug nowhere near the same as calling them the n-word.

If saying that is lecturing black people and policing the opinions of black people, I don’t give a damn.

One is a racial slur, the other is not.

“Thug” can have racial connotations and can be used as a slur, whether you give a damn or not.

how does thug have a racial connotation?

http://www.npr.org/2015/04/30/403362626/the-racially-charged-meaning-behind-the-word-thug

ok, I am totally confused.

This isn’t exactly what the article says, this is just my own interpretation of it. Hopefully it help, or maybe it won’t.

Around the late 80s and early 90s, with the rise of gangster rap, the word ‘thug’ was “co-opted” by the black community, much like the n-word was years before. It took on a more positive connotation in the black community, with rappers such as 2Pac espousing the glories of living the ‘thug life’. The word ‘thug’ became linked with blackness. It’s almost the opposite of what happened with the n-word. The n-word was originally a slur against black people, but it was taken and molded into a term of endearment within the black community. ‘Thug’ had nothing to do with black people, but it too was taken and turned into something positive, something ‘black’, so much so that now when it’s used negatively, with it’s original definition in mind, the connotation of having to do with the black community remains.

Councilman Carl Stokes sure didn’t seem to acting like Obama and company were using thug in a positive light. The fact that black people might us it in a positive light, doesn’t show me how it is that when white people are using it, they mean the n-word.

Obama was not using the term in a positive light, that’s the point, that’s why Stokes had a problem with it.

So wait, Stokes thinks Obama shouldn’t use in a negative way, because Obama is black???

You’re colossally missing the point.

I think the point colossally confuses me.

all I was saying is that the term has come to have some racial connotations,

how? why? who decides this?

Nobody “decides” the meaning of a word. Not even dictionary writers. They just describe how words are used in their current form. Meaning is decided collectively, as a culture, and different words can have different meanings to different people.

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#1099891
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Warbler said:

I guess the only way to fix this is to give the NAACP all the rights to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and then they can “correct” all the definition of words therein.

Also not how anything works.

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#1099889
Topic
The Kenobi Movie
Time

Doing new movies in the Star Wars universe does not preclude the restoration of the OOT.

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