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Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
Look; Captain N Alucard resonates with some people, okay

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Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
He doesn't seem very sad to me.

...

He must be very good at hiding his pain behind a cheerful facade.

(Also, I wonder if anyone has ever cosplayed as that Alucard.)
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Moderator
Finally, the pro-murder stance that has been missing from public discourse.
 

q 3

here to eat fish and erase the universe
(they/them)
Scotland is famous for its lack of crime, hence the name Scotland Yard
 

RT-55J

definitely not a robot
(He/Him + RT/artee)
I think it's supposed to be some sort of "kill all men" joke post, but I'm still not sure.
 

Paul le Fou

24/7 lofi hip hop man to study/relax to
(He)
I read it as "If a man/men wearing a skirt(s) stopped them from raping and killing [women], then I would advocate for only women's clothing to exist in the world (so as to stop men from raping and killing women)"

That's what immediately came to my mind, anyway.
 

muteKi

As charming as a grinch
I understand that as how it's supposed to be read. However -- much as I hate to break an implied rule of this thread and provide context -- I should point out this was some TERF shit, which means that it's an argument from people who believe in a certain immutability of gender. My initial presumption was a calling for men to live clothes-optionally
 
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conchobhar

What's Shenmue?
As a standalone explanation for crypto, I find Olson’s take incomplete. There’s a lot he leaves out, including all the people who have improved their financial situation substantially through crypto investing.
 

Positronic Brain

Out Of Warranty
(He/him)
it's true, critiques of pyramid schemes always fail to mention how benefitial the whole thing was for the people who were near the top. The whole system is flawed!
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
I've seen people claiming it is helping people in countries like Argentina where hyper inflation is a problem.

This ignores the fact the blockchain, by design, gives us an immutable record of financial transactions of crypto currencies readily available, and they show no unusual volume of crypto transactions or owners coming from Argentina or similar struggling countries relative to their populations.

Maybe anecdotally, but there is no evidence of a widespread trend of it.
 

q 3

here to eat fish and erase the universe
(they/them)
Hi REI. My name is Wilma Wallace and I serve as your Chief Diversity and Social Impact Officer. I use she/her pronouns and am speaking to you today from the traditional lands of the Ohlone people. So I'm here chatting with Eric Artz who serves the co-op and all of us as CEO. And Eric, welcome. I know you emailed all employees two weekends ago to let us know what was going on in SoHo before we saw it in the news, and we know employees have lots of questions about what's going on. So just to recap for the audience on Friday January 21st we were notified by the National Labor Relations Board that the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union filed a petition for an election at our SoHo store in New York. And since then I'm sure you've heard from lots of employees across the co-op. Maybe we can start by you sharing some of what you've heard.
 

q 3

here to eat fish and erase the universe
(they/them)
yes, REI mistakenly hired DEI consultants instead of pinkertons
 

Issun

Avarice
Talking about pronouns and feelings while trying to prevent workers from organizing is the most Lib shit ever.
 

gogglebob

The Goggles Do Nothing
(he/him)
Like... the opening is an obvious ploy to get people to further divide, right? You can't all work together if someone starts a conversation with, "I'm Bill and I think cats are better than dogs," and you spend all day arguing over whether Bill was "right". I assume this is the exact same tactic: say something that you could plausibly claim is nice and introductory, but just use it to drive a wedge between people that think it is normal or not. Why would you unionize with one of them?
 

muteKi

As charming as a grinch
white person land acknowledgements especially from corporate goons like this always have as their subtext "this is your land, no you can't have it"
 

q 3

here to eat fish and erase the universe
(they/them)
THIS AINT ABOUT SKETE PEOPLE IT’S ABOUT SELLING YALL A NARRATIVE SKETE JUST PLAYING HIS PART IN FROZEN 3 ACCEPT ITS NOT IN THE THEATERS THIS TIME ITS ON DAILEY MAIL TELL BOB AND THE ENTIRE DISNEY STAFF YOU WAISTED YOUR MONEY ON STARWARS AND MARVEL BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH IT MAKES MONEY YOU WILL NEVER CONTROL THE HIGHSCHOOLS NO ONES EVER HEARD A MACHINE GUN KELLY SONG BOB
 

Issun

Avarice
I googled the post and now I'm even more confused.

Edit: Did a little more looking and wow. Ye's journey keeps getting weirder and weirder.
 

muteKi

As charming as a grinch
Regardless of culture, the sway of the hips is associated with beauty and femininity. If you look closely at the woman in the yellow dress, you’ll see that the when her right foot leads forward her right hip appears to rise and swing outward. As her right foot moves behind her, her right hip moves down and swings in slightly.

So why do women walk this way? It boils down to some key differences between male and female anatomy.
 

muteKi

As charming as a grinch
Am I crazy to think that war, even a WW3 scenario would be good for Bitcoin and crypto? Who wants shares in companies or currency’s that are at risk of total collapse? Bitcoin doesn’t care if Russia invades Ukraine. Bitcoin doesn’t have borders…
 
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