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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:40 am 
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Seneca of the Night wrote:
Speaking of Jordan Peterson, I listened to this recording last night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YdFlKaJv4g

So it's the full recording of the meeting that the teaching assistant at some Ontario University had to attend because she showed 5 minutes of a Petersen video in class. It seems to have blown up as a big issue in Canada.

I don't follow Petersen's videos, and don't fully understand his angle, but it seems to me that his significance seems to be mainly to do with wider questions about the nature of universities and academic freedom, free speech, control of the academy, inquiry, and on and on.

Anyway, the recording is staggering; well worth a listen.


It is indeed staggering. I's like a Fast Show parody


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A well articulated opinion piece in the G today. :thumbup:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... referendum



Project fear was the Remain campaigns tactic wasn't it?

The closeness of the polls, despite the constant barrage of negative opinion pieces and the fact Brexit appears to be the side underrepresented suggest it would win again anyway.


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This thread is going a bit gruniad itself.
You could be onto something. All we need is the odd, asinine one-line comment to complement the main content.


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slick wrote:
Seneca of the Night wrote:
Speaking of Jordan Peterson, I listened to this recording last night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YdFlKaJv4g

So it's the full recording of the meeting that the teaching assistant at some Ontario University had to attend because she showed 5 minutes of a Petersen video in class. It seems to have blown up as a big issue in Canada.

I don't follow Petersen's videos, and don't fully understand his angle, but it seems to me that his significance seems to be mainly to do with wider questions about the nature of universities and academic freedom, free speech, control of the academy, inquiry, and on and on.

Anyway, the recording is staggering; well worth a listen.


It is indeed staggering. I's like a Fast Show parody
Me, Wilfred Laurier University, caught trying to suppress independent and fearless intellectual enquiry..?

All over the Internet..?

With my reputation??


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:56 am 
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slick wrote:
Seneca of the Night wrote:
Speaking of Jordan Peterson, I listened to this recording last night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YdFlKaJv4g

So it's the full recording of the meeting that the teaching assistant at some Ontario University had to attend because she showed 5 minutes of a Petersen video in class. It seems to have blown up as a big issue in Canada.

I don't follow Petersen's videos, and don't fully understand his angle, but it seems to me that his significance seems to be mainly to do with wider questions about the nature of universities and academic freedom, free speech, control of the academy, inquiry, and on and on.

Anyway, the recording is staggering; well worth a listen.


It is indeed staggering. I's like a Fast Show parody


Did you manage to make it the whole way through? I'm at about 14 minutes in and I want to smash my fist through the screen. Poor woman.


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eldanielfire wrote:
Raison D'etre wrote:
A well articulated opinion piece in the G today. :thumbup:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... referendum



Project fear was the Remain campaigns tactic wasn't it?

The closeness of the polls, despite the constant barrage of negative opinion pieces and the fact Brexit appears to be the side underrepresented suggest it would win again anyway.


I don't think so. The latest polls now show a slim majority wanting to stay in the EU and it wouldn't be a rerun of the in-out referendum where there was no discussion about the kind of Out but rather a referendum on the specific proposal for Brexit the government is putting forward (presumably without staying in the Single Market or Customs Union - which we were told during the referendum would not be the case) versus staying in the EU. It is a very different question and one no democrat (whether for or against EU membership) should be opposed to putting to the public. At the very least it would be a much more informed vote than the previous one was.


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Raison D'etre wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:
Raison D'etre wrote:
A well articulated opinion piece in the G today. :thumbup:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... referendum



Project fear was the Remain campaigns tactic wasn't it?

The closeness of the polls, despite the constant barrage of negative opinion pieces and the fact Brexit appears to be the side underrepresented suggest it would win again anyway.


I don't think so. The latest polls now show a slim majority wanting to stay in the EU and it wouldn't be a rerun of the in-out referendum where there was no discussion about the kind of Out but rather a referendum on the specific proposal for Brexit the government is putting forward (presumably without staying in the Single Market or Customs Union - which we were told during the referendum would not be the case) versus staying in the EU. It is a very different question and one no democrat (whether for or against EU membership) should be opposed to putting to the public. At the very least it would be a much more informed vote than the previous one was.


There was discussion. It's only the remain campaign that disputes this even though they kept discussing it during the referendum constantly. And there is little evidence that these polls are somehow more exact then last years polls. Likewise if the logic was right about the type of Brexit that still couldn't be polled accurately today as the negotiations are yet to be complete.


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Raison D'etre wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:
Raison D'etre wrote:
A well articulated opinion piece in the G today. :thumbup:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... referendum



Project fear was the Remain campaigns tactic wasn't it?

The closeness of the polls, despite the constant barrage of negative opinion pieces and the fact Brexit appears to be the side underrepresented suggest it would win again anyway.


I don't think so. The latest polls now show a slim majority wanting to stay in the EU and it wouldn't be a rerun of the in-out referendum where there was no discussion about the kind of Out but rather a referendum on the specific proposal for Brexit the government is putting forward (presumably without staying in the Single Market or Customs Union - which we were told during the referendum would not be the case) versus staying in the EU. It is a very different question and one no democrat (whether for or against EU membership) should be opposed to putting to the public. At the very least it would be a much more informed vote than the previous one was.


Brexiteers could equally argue that the decision to leave the EU has already been taken, and that any further referendum should only be on the terms under which the UK leaves. The choice would then be to leave on the terms negotiated with the EU, or leave with no deal. Indeed, it is likely that when Parliament votes on the deal, this will be the choice it is given; deal or no deal, not leave or remain.

There are many Brexiteers who would choose no deal in those circumstances.


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Hm. I wonder if this might represent the high water mark of the safe space / no platforming wankery in North American academia, with Shepherd channeling Rosa Parks...

It has been (depending on my mood) frustrating / amusing to watch common sense and decency take a back seat as dull, binary tribalism kneecaps any serious attempts to suture the increasingly gaping wound at the heart of N American campus politics.

Sensible critiques of groupthink and identity politics inevitably jump the discursive shark with all that ‘libtard’ and ‘snowflake’ bollocks... long-overdue deconstructions of long-abused hegemonies so often descend into a post-structural Great Terror, indiscriminately wielding dogmatic guillotines hither and yon.

I enjoyed the first 2 minutes of the first YouTube compilation I ever watched of aggressively political feminists making twats of themselves... until the obligatory air horn / clip of some black students’ post-pwn hyperbole / audio of ‘fück her right in the pussy!’

It’s been as predictable as it’s been depressing.

Perhaps, if all sensible sides agree that this Stalinist WLU bollocks is a steppe (see what I did there?) too far...

Yeah, nah. Tell him he’s dreaming...

Off to scrub someone’s shit off a u-bend. Which, incidentally, out-proles the lottaya, and imbues my otiose onanism with a wining verité. Innit?


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Hm. I wonder if this might represent the high water mark of the safe space / no platforming wankery in North American academia, with Shepherd channeling Rosa Parks...

It has been (depending on my mood) frustrating / amusing to watch common sense and decency take a back seat as dull, binary tribalism kneecaps any serious attempts to suture the increasingly gaping wound at the heart of N American campus politics.

Sensible critiques of groupthink and identity politics inevitably jump the discursive shark with all that ‘libtard’ and ‘snowflake’ bollocks... long-overdue deconstructions of long-abused hegemonies so often descend into a post-structural Great Terror, indiscriminately wielding dogmatic guillotines hither and yon.

I enjoyed the first 2 minutes of the first YouTube compilation I ever watched of aggressively political feminists making twats of themselves... until the obligatory air horn / clip of some black students’ post-pwn hyperbole / audio of ‘fück her right in the pussy!’

It’s been as predictable as it’s been depressing.

Perhaps, if all sensible sides agree that this Stalinist WLU bollocks is a steppe (see what I did there?) too far...

Yeah, nah. Tell him he’s dreaming...

Off to scrub someone’s shit off a u-bend. Which, incidentally, out-proles the lottaya, and imbues my otiose onanism with a wining verité. Innit?


I think not. I've seen little comment from the safe space side that this bad. I imagine they're mostly concerned with stopping people recording this stuff.


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Come on, work with me here. I already know what you think of the perfidious opposition, but have you brought anything other than cognitive bias and binary generalisation to this little soirée..?

If all you’ve got is Arniston Bay and Jacob’s Creek, put them next to the gummy bottle of Amarula, and come and have a chat with my brother-in-law - he’s a quantity surveyor, would you believe?

If you have any links to explicit support for WLU, or criticism of Shepherd for the covert recording, then step this way, old mate! I’ll take that lovely bottle of Pétrus off you for now... oh, and Hennessy Paradis? Splendid. Right, white truffles from Vera Farmiga’s pudendum or lines of flake off Vicky C’s embonpoint..? We’ve got all night, don’t worry - there’s plenty to go round, although there’s a queue for naked speedballs-and-foie-gras with Claire Skinner and the fit brunette from Sex and the City.

As it happens, burnishing the u-bend was less challenging than getting fresh but rapidly drying faeces off the Chesterfield. The things we do for a coin, eh?


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Come on, work with me here. I already know what you think of the perfidious opposition, but have you brought anything other than cognitive bias and binary generalisation to this little soirée..?

If all you’ve got is Arniston Bay and Jacob’s Creek, put them next to the gummy bottle of Amarula, and come and have a chat with my brother-in-law - he’s a quantity surveyor, would you believe?

If you have any links to explicit support for WLU, or criticism of Shepherd for the covert recording, then step this way, old mate! I’ll take that lovely bottle of Pétrus off you for now... oh, and Hennessy Paradis? Splendid. Right, white truffles from Vera Farmiga’s pudendum or lines of flake off Vicky C’s embonpoint..? We’ve got all night, don’t worry - there’s plenty to go round, although there’s a queue for naked speedballs-and-foie-gras with Claire Skinner and the fit brunette from Sex and the City.

As it happens, burnishing the u-bend was less challenging than getting fresh but rapidly drying faeces off the Chesterfield. The things we do for a coin, eh?


No I just see no reason why this should be a high point. Positions are entrenched. There's no obvious basis for discussion yet. Doesn't mean something won't come. Just that given the mutual bad faith (as evidenced by the recording on one hand and the fact that apologies only came once the recording was public on the other) the natural and easy move for both sides is self-protection from the proximate threat, which is publicity.

Put another way, I bet you 14 groats that not one person on the safe spaces side is thinking well gee Bob I've been a bit of a bellend about this free speech thing maybe I'll revisit my politics. No. They are thinking those f.ucking duplicitous fascist c.unts we have to keep f.ucking them in the face but only in ways that we can hide a little better.


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This thread is sort of evolving into a catch-all culture wars thread, so this is a good review of Bloom's seminal 'Closing of the American Mind' and very apt given that WL fiasco:

http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/node/6991/full

Also, in the latest issue, David Goldman (also known as Spengler) has a tremendous essay on the significance of the New Nationalism:

http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/node/6991/full

Both these writers are Jewish, and I am thinking there is a new thoughtful Jewish response from the conservative perspective which is a long overdue corrective to liberal Jewish thought, which has dominated proceedings for the past generation. There doesn't have to be a sense that the interests are in opposition, and Goldman is about the best thinker on this today.

Tablet, for example, is becoming a must read. And this column should be a good one to follow:

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-an ... o-be-white

So, an Asian-American steeped in the bollocks language of post-modernism writing for a Jewish magazine on the meme cultural wars. He's claiming he will be non-partisan. So it should be pretty interesting. The serious pockets of the media (what few are left) are beginning to finally address the forces that swept Trump into power, and doing it in a respectful manner.


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Steve Stewart-Williams on Twitter wrote:

The Guardian Christmas party must be a real blast.

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https://twitter.com/SteveStuWill/status ... 3061362688


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You know it's Christmas when jokes are recycled :thumbup: (still relevant though)


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eldanielfire wrote:
You know it's Christmas when jokes are recycled :thumbup: (still relevant though)


Yeah I saw the counter to that, "I doubt very much they've got more festive in the intervening year."


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eldanielfire wrote:
You know it's Christmas when jokes are recycled :thumbup: (still relevant though)


Yeah I saw the counter to that, "I doubt very much they've got more festive in the intervening year."


:lol: :lol: :lol:


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Racist code, blah blah

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... ple-police


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Seneca of the Night wrote:
Hm. Surely the tech would be racist if they applied racial profiling to its development - that is, assumed that because of the high % of black offenders wrt certain crimes, and disproportionate black (I refuse to use a certain acronym reserved for retired ginger locks!) prison population in the US, they should use primarily black faces for its development, not the white ones described.

The story of 'Midnight' probably says more about racist criminal justice systems than racist technology. A well-run, non-loony and well-intentioned CJS (i.e. not the one described in the US!) would, if this story is correct, help convict more whites than blacks with that tech - and certainly wouldn't have nabbed Mr Lynch, going by that story.

The Groan getting things felchpit about fizog? Hold the, er, front page.

Reminds me of...
1) A bizarre tweet I saw a few years back asking if racist rapists were less dangerous..

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2) On the AI thing, my mate developed an amazing robotic nose for his doctorate at Warwick, sponsored by some brewery or other in Burton-on-Trent. He used to get an endless supply of crates of piss to test it on, which certainly helped his popularity. Anyway, about 5 yrs after finishing his PhD he was busted at a festival as police were trialling an AI nose that sniffed out his stash... based on the technology he developed


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Just when you think the summit has been reached...ttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... y#comments Not sure whether this is top click-bait trolling or just pure vindictive spleen - she certainly has previous.


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Ed Sheeran trying to raise awareness of people's plight is now "poverty porn" and apparently white people shouldn't try to do that they can to help black people in need because it makes black people feel bad:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... en-liberia


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Just when you think the summit has been reached...ttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... y#comments Not sure whether this is top click-bait trolling or just pure vindictive spleen - she certainly has previous.


This is great:

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“Ah,” I hear some men cry over the sound of scraping at the bottom of a barrel, “We are better at DIY than you are!”


Yes, Julie, that will be the dying cry as you rid the world of the pale, male and stale "We are better at DIY than you". :roll:


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Echo -out peaks peak guardian.

Someone even used the phrase "peak guardian" in the comments which had me thinking its one of you lot.

https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/ ... -109244110


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Echo -out peaks peak guardian.

Someone even used the phrase "peak guardian" in the comments which had me thinking its one of you lot.

https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/ ... -109244110


Nah. People have been talking about 'peak Guardian', even on the Guardian long before this topic was created by some years. Here's a Buzfeed artilce from 2 years ago:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/scottybryan/pe ... .db6kGjJal


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In that case I feel part of a proud team.


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Man In Black wrote:
Red Chopper wrote:
Just when you think the summit has been reached...ttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... y#comments Not sure whether this is top click-bait trolling or just pure vindictive spleen - she certainly has previous.


This is great:

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“Ah,” I hear some men cry over the sound of scraping at the bottom of a barrel, “We are better at DIY than you are!”


Yes, Julie, that will be the dying cry as you rid the world of the pale, male and stale "We are better at DIY than you". :roll:


There are men out there who think putting up a shelf reluctantly every 10 years covers them for the next 10.


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Boobs not Moobs wrote:
Man In Black wrote:
Red Chopper wrote:
Just when you think the summit has been reached...ttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... y#comments Not sure whether this is top click-bait trolling or just pure vindictive spleen - she certainly has previous.


This is great:

Quote:
“Ah,” I hear some men cry over the sound of scraping at the bottom of a barrel, “We are better at DIY than you are!”


Yes, Julie, that will be the dying cry as you rid the world of the pale, male and stale "We are better at DIY than you". :roll:


There are men out there who think putting up a shelf reluctantly every 10 years covers them for the next 10.



Absolute fools, earn enough to employ a specialist.


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There are men out there who think putting up a shelf reluctantly every 10 years covers them for the next 10.


In fairness, those shelves are still rock f**king solid 8)


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echo wrote:
Echo -out peaks peak guardian.

Someone even used the phrase "peak guardian" in the comments which had me thinking its one of you lot.

https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/ ... -109244110


Shameless self-promotion in light of flagging book sales

2/10 would not buy


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Echo -out peaks peak guardian.

Someone even used the phrase "peak guardian" in the comments which had me thinking its one of you lot.

https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/ ... -109244110


Shameless self-promotion in light of flagging book sales

2/10 would not buy


I wouldn't wish this book promotion bullshit on anyone. the editors left all my favourite bits about the phenomenology of time consciousness on the cutting room floor. Too smart arsed apparently.


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https://amp.theguardian.com/film/filmbl ... -franchise


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echo wrote:
fatcat wrote:
echo wrote:
Echo -out peaks peak guardian.

Someone even used the phrase "peak guardian" in the comments which had me thinking its one of you lot.

https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/ ... -109244110


Shameless self-promotion in light of flagging book sales

2/10 would not buy


I wouldn't wish this book promotion bullshit on anyone. the editors left all my favourite bits about the phenomenology of time consciousness on the cutting room floor. Too smart arsed apparently.


I've been doing some thinking about time consciousness and the propensity for former hunter-gatherer societies to suffer from alcoholism recently. It occurred to me while looking at time structuring as part of transactional analysis, which is a thing focused on in alcohol counselling. Not sure if anyone has studied this.


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Another classic from Canada, ground zero in the current lunacy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... OOIFNZUYno


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Another classic from Canada, ground zero in the current lunacy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... OOIFNZUYno


They didn't want to answer that question did they.


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Speaking of Jordan Peterson, I listened to this recording last night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YdFlKaJv4g

So it's the full recording of the meeting that the teaching assistant at some Ontario University had to attend because she showed 5 minutes of a Petersen video in class. It seems to have blown up as a big issue in Canada.

I don't follow Petersen's videos, and don't fully understand his angle, but it seems to me that his significance seems to be mainly to do with wider questions about the nature of universities and academic freedom, free speech, control of the academy, inquiry, and on and on.

Anyway, the recording is staggering; well worth a listen.


It is indeed staggering. I's like a Fast Show parody


Did you manage to make it the whole way through? I'm at about 14 minutes in and I want to smash my fist through the screen. Poor woman.


He's just referenced Hitler. I'm out. This is f**king painful.


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This one is brilliant:

https://everydayfeminism.com/2017/12/in ... irst-date/


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Surely that's cheating. You could link to any story on that website and it would just as daft.


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If you get all the questions right, do you get a shag?


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Despite the reigning winner being black, Strictly Come Dancing voters are obviously racist and britain has a race problem because Alexandra Burke, who had won the X-Factor off people's votes previously was voted off or something:

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... e-strictly


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Just what we need, another superhero remake.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/29/shera-superhero-marvel-male-dominion-wonder-woman-he-man


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