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    [–] Instead of those red-hat miscreants, I share this warrior of peace, this drum-heart of beauty, Vietnam vet, Standing Rock Elder, Keeper of a Sacred Pipe, NATHAN PHILLIPS. Respect to you. aabbccbb 1 points ago in pics

    The PhD literally said if you pause when saying the sentence, a comma should be used to mark the pause.

    It's a guideline you twit.

    You can't throw a comma everywhere Christopher Walken takes a pause and expect it to be grammatically correct.

    But as I said: all you're doing is showing that you absolutely refuse to ever admit that you made a mistake.

    Which means you're not worth talking to.

    So nothing to do with the point I was making.

    That the kid wasn't malicious in any way?

    I'll just point you back to his and his mother's statements.

    Then I'll forget about you forever, because as I said, you're not ever gonna change your mind about anything.

    TTFN

    [–] Instead of those red-hat miscreants, I share this warrior of peace, this drum-heart of beauty, Vietnam vet, Standing Rock Elder, Keeper of a Sacred Pipe, NATHAN PHILLIPS. Respect to you. aabbccbb 1 points ago in pics

    Yes, that's literally what the PhD said.

    You don't get to misapply a general rule of thumb to supersede an actual rule.

    Again: go ask anyone who knows what they're talking about. You're wrong.

    I won't discuss your comma misuse with you any more.

    It does show your complete inability to admit that you were wrong, though.

    My point was that the kid's smile was not because he was being disrespectful. What is your argument?

    As above: your boy is intentionally leaving bits out to manage impressions.

    [–] How dying feels like... aabbccbb 48 points ago in self

    I'm guessing it was a change in posture and a relaxation of the muscles around the airway. OP was also probably really struggling to inhale, which would only wedge the marshmallow in more firmly.

    OP got lucky, for sure!

    [–] Instead of those red-hat miscreants, I share this warrior of peace, this drum-heart of beauty, Vietnam vet, Standing Rock Elder, Keeper of a Sacred Pipe, NATHAN PHILLIPS. Respect to you. aabbccbb 1 points ago in pics

    Grammar rules vary. This woman has a PhD in the field.

    So you're arguing that a general rule of thumb allows you to split an independent clause as you've done?

    k.

    Anyway, your boy is leaving stuff out. Or, rather, the person who wrote that for him is:

    During the period of the drumming, a member of the protestor's entourage began yelling at a fellow student that we "stole our land" and that we should "go back to Europe."

    If you turn it up and listen very carefully at 1:34 you can hear the Native guy say "So if you want to have a place just for white people, go back to Europe." THEN you hear him say the rest of it.

    He has a point. If someone thinks North America should be only for White people, they're clearly out to lunch completely.

    This is the first time in my life I've ever encountered any sort of public protest

    Says the guy coming from the right for life rally?

    But I can tell you my experience with Covington Catholic is that students are respectful of all races and cultures.

    He conveniently leaves of the fact that they mimic indigenous chants and some do the Tomahawk chop...

    [–] Man says he built bomb at Iowa restaurant to prove a point aabbccbb 29 points ago in offbeat

    So he built a bomb in the restaurant to show that people don't take bombs seriously enough?

    Because that's how bomb attacks usually happen?

    The person shows up and makes the explosive right where they want to use it?

    What a knob.

    [–] How much effort do you put into your commute? aabbccbb 3 points ago in bikecommuting

    Yup. If I feel good, I push.

    If not, I cruise a bit.

    [–] What's a dirty secret that everybody in your industry knows about but anyone outside of your line of work would be scandalized to hear? aabbccbb 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Some examples

    Do not prove a trend. I'll just copy and paste my reply to OP here. Apparently you need to see it as well.

    Most published science is bullshit.

    "Most"?

    That's not even close to true. Social psychology had a famous crisis where 40% of findings didn't replicate. That's now down to 12%.

    Other areas in psych are even lower. Cognitive is at like 2% failed replications.

    Not that that will ever happen, because no one publishes replications

    As above, science actually responds to issues and corrects them.

    If you were writing 10 years ago, you'd have a strong, valid point.

    As it is, you don't.

    Anyway...

    I agree with the overall idea that modern science is sketchy at times.

    And you decide when it's sketchy based on what you already believe to be true and false.

    What's that called?

    Say it with me?

    Confirmation bias! (And disconfirmation bias, as well.)

    I took a stance, prior to even seeing this comment.

    Exactly. You already "know" what the truth is without even understanding the research you're dismissing, don't you?

    You went a bit crazy and exploded because I made mention of lots of coincidentally liberal "breakthroughs"

    I literally used your own words, but k.

    Science has been wrong with incorrect conclusions flying under radars for decades. Do you know how science works?

    Yes.

    I'm still waiting for your methodological critique, given that you're aware of the research that you're dismissing and aren't just doing so out of hand because it threatens your pre-existing worldview and all...

    I'm sure you'll provide it in your next comment.

    But if you don't, just know that I'll walk away and forget about you forever. I can only spend so much time trying to educate people online after all.

    You're just jumping the gun right there.

    Then prove me wrong.

    Go ahead.

    If you can't, I'm out.

    And when that happens, I hope you'll consider whether you actually have as strong a point as you think you do.

    You say people are born gay or in the wrong body in anyway.

    So did you make a choice somewhere along the line to be straight?

    Like, you were like "well, I could go either way, but I think I'll be straight."

    If not, what's your problem with the idea that people are born gay?

    If so, you may not be as straight as you'd like to think.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course.

    That's how science works.

    No, that's how Fox tells you science works.

    As I said: let's see your methodological critique of the literature. Also please tell me when you chose to be straight, and what that thought process looked like.

    [–] Judge jails woman after laughing at victims family IN COURT aabbccbb 1 points ago in trashy

    Great.

    I'm sure that will go well for them.

    And not at all end up in another contempt of court charge.

    LPT: you can't say or do whatever you want whenever you want, no matter what you think.

    [–] Instead of those red-hat miscreants, I share this warrior of peace, this drum-heart of beauty, Vietnam vet, Standing Rock Elder, Keeper of a Sacred Pipe, NATHAN PHILLIPS. Respect to you. aabbccbb 1 points ago in pics

    The comma indicates the pause.

    Do me a favor. Go ask your English teacher if you used the comma correctly.

    Because you didn't.

    My point was that the full evidence implies the kid was not being intentionally disrespectful.

    That's not what I asked for video of, is it?

    the kid has released a full statement explaining what was going through his mind in that moment.

    Do you have a link to it? I'd like to read it.

    [–] What's a dirty secret that everybody in your industry knows about but anyone outside of your line of work would be scandalized to hear? aabbccbb 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Here we are, a man questions modern science by stating the research is a joke

    Well, he's wrong in that gross exaggeration, so that's a start.

    Your confirmation bias jumped on it and yelled "I knew it," though.

    It's purely speculation but the original comment gave no indication that my train of thought was wrong.

    So when you say confirmation bias, you're talking about your own, right?

    Or do you not even know what it is?

    If you do, just re-read that sentence I quoted, k?

    because it dares to question the things you stand for.

    You questioned nothing. You just said you don't like a line of research, without providing any reason for it.

    You want to level a methodological critique?

    Go for it.

    Let's see what you've got.

    As it is, it's nothing but...

    you guessed it...

    confirmation bias.

    why did you care to only ask me and despite the fact that I'm only piggy backing of the other guy?

    First, that's pretty awkwardly phrased.

    But you'll notice that I also responded to the other guy.

    What do I not know that prevents science from being used as a political tool and be heavily swayed by bias?

    How science works.

    Don't let that stop you from having a strong opinion, though.

    Definitely don't let it stop you from completely ignoring any research that you don't like.

    [–] What's a dirty secret that everybody in your industry knows about but anyone outside of your line of work would be scandalized to hear? aabbccbb 4 points ago in AskReddit

    Most published science is bullshit.

    "Most"?

    That's not even close to true. Social psychology had a famous crisis where 40% of findings didn't replicate. That's now down to 12%.

    Other areas in psych are even lower. Cognitive is at like 2% failed replications.

    Not that that will ever happen, because no one publishes replications

    As above, science actually responds to issues and corrects them.

    If you were writing 10 years ago, you'd have a strong, valid point.

    This isn't to say science is unreliable. It's easily the best system we have for discovering new, correct information, and while we get things wrong eventually they get corrected.

    Oh thank god. I thought you were headed elsewhere.

    But just realize that your sensationalized "most published science is bullshit" line gives additional fodder to antivaxxers and climate change deniers and all other types of moron who think that their opinions are more important than evidence.

    [–] Judge jails woman after laughing at victims family IN COURT aabbccbb 35 points ago in trashy

    You mean how her constitutional rights were violated?

    Oh fuck off with that.

    [–] What do i do with a 9,000 dollar chandelier? aabbccbb 1 points ago in Flipping

    Did you try getting in touch with the $3000 people again? What did they say?

    [–] What do i do with a 9,000 dollar chandelier? aabbccbb 13 points ago in Flipping

    I had a massive 70's/modern Italian chandelier that I found at a ReStore.

    I called locally and was offered a few hundred. I told the guy they sold for $5000 at boutiques in the bigger cities and he said "why don't you try that?"

    I did, sold it for $2000. Shipping was a bit of a challenge, but they paid for it. I had to build a wooden crate for it, and then I went to a friend's shop and used that two-part spray in expanding foam (he makes big, sensitive electronics).

    Anyway, it was worth it for a light the ReStore sold me for like $20 because they thought it was ugly. My first flip is still my best flip ever. :)