Thursday, November 30, 2017

Your fetish filter is broken again II (repost from Fetlife)

Continuing where I left off, before I was so rudely interrupted. :)

@Doug58 "@BooksAndSkin I am not entirely sure that you comprehend what I wrote in my earlier post?"

He condescends, and then pretends to not be abusive. Charming.

"No matter, I can do nothing to help with that."

Better and better.

"My last suggestion is likely to keep you from 'stroking out'"

How could anybody with even the faintest bit of social intelligence see this

and think that I was in danger of "stroking out"? I'm laughing at this company and the buffoons who spend their lives in this group, kissing its corporate ass. This has become so absurd as to be comedy gold. I mean, seriously - you're on record as arguing that the law forces John to try to keep me from telling people that I fell asleep to "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" easily this morning.

"so I will reiterate 'if you are not happy, vote with your feet'".

And I will reiterate that "love it or leave it" isn't much of an argument. As users, we should be able to give reasonable feedback about policies or features that aren't so good or which don't make much sense, without the discussion getting derailed by a gang of ass kissing trolls who will keep repeating the same discredited talking points endlessly, no matter which concern is being raised.

I probably will leave this group sooner than later, because, as one of your fellow trolls has pointed out, it's populated by people who can't fix anything, and because the joke is wearing thin and I'm getting bored. But my departure or non-departure from Fet will not be determined by the repetitive blatherings of a pack of morally challenged halfwits who will go on sucking up to any perceived authority figure they can find, just because they'd go through life being ignored otherwise.

I use the blocking key lavishly for a reason. It ends the sort of game playing we just saw out of your and your playmates, by drawing arguments that would keep going in circles to an earlier end.


-See earlier thread:

And a cowardly moderator locks this one too, doing so anonymously, because that's so much easier than dealing with inconvenient things like facts and logic.

I think I'm done with this group. Nothing of value is ever going to get done in here. Mildly amused by the fact that despite somebody's willingness to abuse his (or her) power with censorious intent, I still got to say everything in here that I wanted to.

The post above was going to be my last one in here, anyway, and I've linked the previosu discussion to it, so it still gets seen. The only people being kept from being heard on it through this anonymous mod's misdeeds are the ass-kissing trollish fanboys serving as voluntary shills for the management.

I love it when lowlifes outwit themselves.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Young Turks / Confederate Statue Smashed By Protesters (VIDEO)

At 4:38 I realized that Cenk was defending lawlessness and vandalism and I got tired of listening. As for having monuments to the fallen German soldiers of World War Two, speaking as a Jew, I would have no objection to that. Cenk raised the point, himself and then acted as if he had forgotten it - German soldiers weren't necessarily Nazis. I would want the Germans to mourn and honor the men they lost. For them to do otherwise would be for them to lose a piece of their humanity.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Young Turks / Are Alternate History Shows Harmful To Society?

+StylesusTNA That's a half truth. When America entered WWII, the front was certainly stalled and true, America was a minor power at the time, only able to make a major difference because the major powers had already bled each other dry. BUT without us in that picture, the War would have ended with German troops well inside of France, and major territorial gains at the expense of the Russian Empire. Without any position of strength to negotiate from, the allies wouldn't have been able to push anything like the treaty of Versailles, so no national humiliation and probably no Nazi rise to power. Adolf Hitler would be known only as a semi-obscure folk artist.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Post-WW2 Anti-Fascist Educational Film | Don't Be a Sucker | 1947

"+xXMapleVodkaXx That's pseudoscience. The harm done by inbreeding is due to matching deleterious recessive genes. The individual "races" have numbers large enough that mating within one's "race" does not appreciably increase the probability of such a match. Saying that multiracial people are superior to monoracial people is just another form of racism, and supporting that racism shows that you don't even understand basic biology on the high school level."

That's right. Google's system just engaged in censorship on behalf of racist pseudoscience, and human beings working at Google go on censoring reports of problems with their spam filter. Have I said "stay classy", yet? I ask, because I find myself having cause to say that almost every day with these guys.

This blog might not get posted to much more in the future. Not every ghosted comment of mine has been reposted here, yet, because there are too many of them. I'd estimate that over 50% of my comments, all of them as un-spammish and reasonable as this one, have been blocked from public view by a broken spam filter, the problems with which have been reported since 2013 (if not earlier). Google, to date, has replied in only one way - by, as a fellow victim put it, "covering their backsides." By censoring the problem reports and setting their filter to ghost comments that refer to "ghosting." They haven't been so bold as to take down the videos that raise the issue, not because the people on the staff are too principled to do that, but because they're sneaky little illegitimate children who want to avoid controversy, and so do what they do on the sly, acting while nobody is looking.

As a user, I'm angry about this and I should be. I think I'm done commenting on Youtube videos. There are some discussions I'm still in, so maybe I'll respond to responses I get, but given the high probability that my replies will be censored, mindlessly and pointlessly, I'm not sure I'll bother even doing that. I will say one thing, however, without concern for who I offend by doing so: the Internet needs governmental regulation, harsh, intrusive micromanaging governmental intervention, because the Free Market has failed to produce decent service or even civilized behavior on the part of the providers we are left dealing with.

When free market thinking is taken so far that companies are left free to manipulate public opinion by tampering with the flow of discussion, and by making thoughts disappear from the public dialog, support for the free market has been taken past the point of sanity.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

What Happened At #VidConUS 2017? / Sargon of Akkad

Sargon, at 29:32 I really feel the need to say something. I've been subscribed to you for a while, haven't heard all of your videos (yet), but if I had to describe you in one word, that one word would be "gentleman." I am dismayed by the thought that Patreon would want to distance itself from your content. On what possible basis could they object to it? You are reliably civil and reasonable. I hope that doesn't sound like damnation with faint praise, because those are getting to be rare traits. I'll listen to the rest of your video, but I felt the need to say how astonished I was by the treatment you've received and to praise you for the patience and restraint you've shown in your response to this unprovoked abuse.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Reason Why We Can't Live Forever

This was different. The following comment wasn't merely ghosted. The system wouldn't even let me post it. When I clicked the reply button, the box and the button partially faded out and then came back, but nothing posted. Never a dull moment with Google's software, is there? Though, given the number of Indian names on their staff listings, I must admit that I wonder if somebody might have deliberately built a booby trap into the software in case somebody posted a sentence to be found in the quoted would-be comment below, as an act of prior restraint. If, as I say that, I sound like I'm saying that I don't trust the people at Google to wield their power in an honorable manner, that's only because I don't. This was what I would have said, had I not been blocked.

"This is going to sound cold to some, but I'm going to say it anyway. F**k the Third World. I'm tired, very tired of hearing about what we're morally obligated to give up just because they wouldn't exercise a little restraint in reproducing."

in response to a comment that global overpopulation meant that human beings in the West had no right to want to live past 200. This is where my comment would have appeared

and I stand behind that comment, no matter how it might make somebody in Calcutta or Rio feel. Personal responsibility for personal choices isn't just valid at the individual level, it is valid at the civilizational level as well. Demands from India or China (or people living in those lands) that the West make sacrifice after sacrifice so that the people in their own countries be spared the natural consequences of their spiraling population growth are illegitimate, and as the Western countries currently have birth rates below replacement level, arguments that the West is contributing to that problem are laughable.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Why I can't do one night stands (w/Matthew Hussey) / Anna Akana

This is sad. Anna, you are beautiful, charming, funny, articulate, at the very least faiirly intelligent and young - if only you were not perceived as being a gold digger, you'd never have trouble finding a boyfriend. You'd probably have no trouble finding a husband you'd be pleased with. But you had to be materialistic and refuse to see why that is a problem. You can't be selfish in relationships without that selfishness coming back to you.

See: here. That's where the comment should be visible but, not, it isn't, because management just won't admit that something doesn't work.