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Sep 3, 2014 Just Blue commented on Those Leaked Celebrity Nudes: Have You Looked?.
@70, This being Slog, I doubt many commenters have problems with nudity, myself included. I'd find it similarly distasteful were non-sexual private emails released and happily consumed by the public. What disturbs me isn't the content, but the violation of privacy: the lack of consent.
Sep 3, 2014 Just Blue commented on Those Leaked Celebrity Nudes: Have You Looked?.
@56, bullshit. It's more like throwing a clod of mud at someone and saying it's fine because she's already muddy.
Apr 4, 2014 Just Blue commented on Orange Theory Fitness Responds to Criticism That Its Ad Campaign Exploits Memorials to Dead Cyclists.
@39, you do realize they're not graveside memorials, right? It's nothing like the various ribbon campaigns, each of which directly relates to a cause. The sole cause here is marketing. A more comparable analogy would be a ribbon campaign for OfficeMax Awareness.

It's tacky.
Mar 14, 2014 Just Blue commented on Meeting the End of Life with LSD.
@4, those I knew who died of prolonged terminal illnesses were in tremendous pain for hours, sometimes days, before they ultimately passed away. They each died in as deep a morphine haze as was available. Even without the pain meds, the pain itself would've made it exceedingly difficult to maintain a clear and controlled mental state. This is often the case with long illnesses.

If LSD eases the weeks or months before the worst comes, it might make it a bit easier to withstand - it's much harder to handle severe pain if you're already anxious. And even if it doesn't, making those final weeks/months even a little less stressful would be a boon.
Mar 11, 2014 Just Blue commented on Ban Bossy? I Don't Think So. Be Bossier..
@69, damn you're bossy.
Mar 11, 2014 Just Blue commented on Boneco the Beekeeping Donkey.
@1, Sadly, I've met many an ass in bookkeeping, but never a donkey.
Mar 11, 2014 Just Blue commented on Ban Bossy? I Don't Think So. Be Bossier..
@51, I won't "debate" a troll endlessly (Juche has already served the only purpose he had with me), but I will occasionally toss a comment or two at them to make a larger point.

Though Juche is a waste of pixels, there are well-intentioned non-trolls who fail to cite sources, and who think invoking science automatically proves their unsubstantiated conjecture. Youth especially tend to leap from a proven point A to conjecture D with no connecting points in between, even when they're not being disingenuous. I was using Juche to make a larger, albeit extremely basic, point.

Also, there are quite a few people who honestly conflate real biological differences with immutable, gender-based personality hardwiring. The bigoted extremes, which Juche represents, are obvious: in his view, women are hardwired to be baby-making machines, and ill-equipped to assume other roles. However, the competing influences of biology and society can be extremely difficult to disentangle, and in many cases researchers are uncertain as to which influence is more responsible for a given difference. Juche's unintentional parody of biology's role might be ham-fisted, but it does touch upon the subtler tendency to underestimate neuroplasticity. This failure to acknowledge the human brain's remarkable adaptive qualities muddies the waters whenever there's a discussion of gender roles.

Personally, over the years I've learned from watching people with extreme versions of my own latent tendencies/failures get swatted down.

Admittedly my second comment to him was a throwaway farewell. I'm sentimental that way.

@60, see paragraph three above.
Mar 10, 2014 Just Blue commented on Ban Bossy? I Don't Think So. Be Bossier..
@37, I stated there are biological and chemical differences between genders. Somehow, in a breathtaking feat of reading incomprehension, you interpreted that to mean the exact opposite.

The Harvard Business Review is over 90 years old, has a paid circulation topping 250,000, and is available in twelve languages. In a 2012 international poll ranking the world's best consultants, Solberg came in third. Just because you personally aren't aware of something and someone, it doesn't mean they're "unknown." It just means you're ignorant.

Regardless, even if I'd directed you to a site covered in LOLcats and operated by a sole nine year old blogger, it would be more reputable than the evidence you've provided for your assertions.

@41, Goldy would make a far better troll than Juche. Though I admit I wouldn't have initially engaged Juche if I'd noticed how impossibly addled he is.

@43, tragically, the rock was very large. He was a very lonely man until he found all those straw men to keep him company.
Mar 10, 2014 Just Blue commented on Ban Bossy? I Don't Think So. Be Bossier..
@26, apparently you're new to the internet. So, first off, welcome! I don't know where you've been all these years, but congratulations on coming out from under your rock.

Regardless of the site, the burden of proof is always on the individual making the assertion. This is also true in real life conversations between adults. So congrats on your first attempt at an adult conversation! I imagine it's a touch frightening and confusing at first, but I'm sure it will eventually get easier for you.

Here's a free logic tip: the fact there are chemical and biological differences between genders doesn't lend credence to any random trait you might ascribe to one. I'm surprised your eminently logical man-brain didn't realize this.

Normally I don't bother providing evidence to counter an argument made by someone too lazy to supply his own. But since you're new to the internet, I'll make an exception.


There are a helluva lot more studies out there that disprove your assertion - I just grabbed these two on a quick search.
Mar 4, 2014 Just Blue commented on The New Republic On Trigger Warnings Jumping From Blogs to College Campuses.
I don't mind the use of trigger warnings. I don't mind that they're being used for a broader array of topics. I dislike the tendency to vehemently condemn people for not using them when discussing topics that previously didn't require warnings.

Fervently aggressive enforcement of a relatively new social trend is a bit much, even if the trend itself is reasonable.