• RememberDover posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    I understand your argument but I think there are a lot of things you fail to consider. Your argument would be more valid if we were talking about an embryo that is wholly developing within an environment other than a person’s body. But we’re not.

    It can be traumatic and emotional for a person to feel like some part of themself is being…[Read more]

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  • RememberDover posted a new activity comment 5 years, 1 month ago

    A few thoughts came to mind.

    In his talk at TAM 2014, Dr. Steven Novella had a part about how when explaining to people their diagnosis, they will sometimes break down and be unhappy when it isn’t the MORE severe but definite outcome because an uncertain and less organically obvious diagnosis leaves them in an uncomfortable grey zone. So when…[Read more]

  • RememberDover posted a new activity comment 5 years, 5 months ago

    I’m 28 now, so I was rather young when all the Monica Lewinsky stuff was going down. And I only barely had a grasp on what was happening with it all. But I actually recall thinking even as a young kid… why is everyone focusing so much on this woman and not the (male) president? Shouldn’t the blame be equal? But given how nearly everyone me was…[Read more]

  • RememberDover posted a new activity comment 5 years, 5 months ago

    If you prepared to argue that, without qualification, ANY instance of a cop shooting dead an unarmed person is murder and police brutality, regardless of ANY extenuating circumstances leading up to it, I am not prepared to go there because it’s very unlikely we would come to any kind of common ground.

    I am still waiting for more information as…[Read more]

  • RememberDover posted a new activity comment 5 years, 5 months ago

    It’s ok to have a discussion ABOUT police brutality given the context you mentioned. It is not ok to flat out LABEL the original incident as police brutality given what little we know about the investigation so far, especially without even hearing the officer’s official side of the story. I just don’t understand how doing so is taking the skeptical route.

  • RememberDover posted a new activity comment 5 years, 5 months ago

    Referring to the original incident of the shooting of Michael Brown as “police brutality,” before the full investigation is complete and the details are released is very unskeptical. I’m highly disappointed.

    • Yes, we wouldn’t want to offend the cop that killed an unarmed kid.

      Relax, we are not on the grand jury, our opinion that the excessive violence against Michael Brown constitutes police brutality does not constitute a definition, simply an opinion. And I will call it what I wish to call it which is murder plain and simple, not calling it by a…[Read more]

      • If you prepared to argue that, without qualification, ANY instance of a cop shooting dead an unarmed person is murder and police brutality, regardless of ANY extenuating circumstances leading up to it, I am not prepared to go there because it’s very unlikely we would come to any kind of common ground.

        I am still waiting for more information as…[Read more]

  • RememberDover posted a new activity comment 5 years, 6 months ago

    What was particularly egregious about the first samba ad for Wecycle? It was quite literally just a woman dancing the samba down the street with people following her…..