Month: June 2016

This Week in Stupid (26/06/2016)

This Week in Stupid (26/06/2016)

The Rationalists

Video

Sources

Fox

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/fox-news-eu-referendum_uk_576cea04e4b08d2c5638e59b?eza54isf5jkmx6r

Cameron resigns, Boris delays

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/24/david-cameron-resigns-after-uk-votes-to-leave-european-union

EU leaders insist Britain leave now

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/25/eu-emergency-talks-brexit-berlin

Merkel with Boris

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-wrapup-idUSKCN0ZB090


Juncker not happy

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-eu-referendum-juncker-article-50-when-will-uk-leave-not-an-amicable-divorce-a7102561.html
http://www.fxstreet.com/news/european-commission-statement-on-brexit-full-text-201606241221

Recession

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/24/brexit-vote-leaves-uk-on-brink-of-recession-economists-say

Bank of England statement

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36618560

FTSE

http://www.hl.co.uk/shares/stock-market-summary/ftse-100

http://www.hl.co.uk/shares/stock-market-summary/ftse-250

World markets fall

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets-idUSKCN0Z92MZ

Trade

http://www.express.co.uk/finance/city/683117/US-and-Canada-lead-promises-to-maintain-trade-relations-with-Britain-outside-the-EU

#NotMyVote

Lib dems recruit virtue signallers

http://change.libdems.org.uk/we-are-the-48

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/26/lib-dems-pledge-british-return-eu-next-general-election

Goes back

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/24/nigel-farage-350-million-pledge-to-fund-the-nhs-was-a-mistake/

Regret

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/eu-referendum-man_uk_576cf8e4e4b08d2c5638ee29

Anti-democracy

http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/eu-referendum-old-people-should-not-vote

Age breakdown of Brexit

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36619342

Voting demographics Petty children have a fit

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36619342

Petty children hate democracy

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215

Investigation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36634407

Deal with it

https://www.change.org/p/uefa-petition-to-replay-the-euro-96-england-v-germany-penalty-shootout?recruiter=519846569&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=share_twitter_responsive

Right

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/revealed-second-eu-referendum-petition-was-started-by-rightwing-activist-who-backed-brexit-a3281026.html

“Old people screwed the young”

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/eu-referendum-results-age-data-young_uk_576cd7d6e4b0232d331dac8f

Proverb

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/666987-society-grows-great-when-old-men-plant-trees-whose-shade

Overeducated

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/03/19/how-millennials-compare-with-their-grandparents/#!11

Millennial Student Debt

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jmaureenhenderson/2016/04/07/the-scary-truth-about-millennials-and-student-loan-debt/#932c83ab8ae4

Worthless degrees

http://www.wsj.com/articles/parents-fears-confirmed-liberal-arts-students-make-less-1446582592

No degree might be better

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2014/05/20/new-study-is-no-degree-better-than-a-liberal-arts-degree/#8a17ebe1c2f5

A third of millennial’s live at home

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2016/05/24/for-first-time-in-modern-era-living-with-parents-edges-out-other-living-arrangements-for-18-to-34-year-olds/

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#Brexit Aftermath #1 – Chaos in the British Political Class

#Brexit Aftermath #1 – Chaos in the British Political Class

The Rationalists

The British political establishment is in uproar.

Video

Sources

Farage’s speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLCb1cGROAw

Farage in the parliament

https://twitter.com/Nigel_Farage/status/747730290294980608

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayojl7Op37A

Cameron resigns

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/david-cameron-resigns-resignation-brexit-eu-referendum-result-live-latest-prime-minister-general-a7099936.html

Labour Resignations

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/27/labour-meltdown-continued-44-resignations-but-jeremy-corbyn-figh/

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jess-phillips-resignation-letter-jeremy-8292559#rlabs=1%20rt$sitewide%20p$1

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-labour-idUKKCN0ZD0QX

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/28/labour-crisis-vote-jeremy-corbyn-leadership-david-cameron-brexit/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-36570120

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-resign-coup-no-confidence-vote-statement-betray-labour-members-mps-blairites-a7107961.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3665343/This-f-ing-personal-Labour-rebel-Jess-Phillips-screams-Corbyn-s-right-hand-man-Seumas-Milne-left-winger-threatened-blow-torch-neck.html

Scotland

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-36633244

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/683755/Nicola-Sturgeon-SNP-Scottish-independence-EU-referendum-Brexit

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-eu-referendum-scottish-mep-alyn-smith-standing-ovation-in-european-parliament-speech-scotland-a7107106.html

Does Britain have to leave?

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/for-desperate-remainers-there-is-a-glimmer-of-hope-there-is-no-british-constitution-a7107791.html


Elites

https://archive.is/rCPpr

Racism on the rise

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/letters/brexiteers-have-made-the-demonisation-of-foreigners-acceptable-a7107771.html

Fleeing to Swedistan

http://www.thelocal.se/20160628/citizenship-applications-up-500-for-brits-in-sweden

No plan

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/faisal-islam-brexit-no-plan_uk_576fe22ee4b0d2571149cffd

Actually, the government has a plan

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36648630

More cuts and taxes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36647006

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Radical Rationality

Radical Rationality

The Rationalists

By Nicholas Goroff

Within the context of modern politics, “radicalism” seems to be something that is increasingly unavoidable. Whether it be radical Islam, radical feminism, radical Marxism or other niche ideologies or movements such as fascism, anarcho-capitalism, nationalism (and its given sub-categories,) or anti-fascism (dubbed Antifa,) it can often seem to many that radical politics and its polarizing, black and white nature is increasingly coming to dominate political discourse. This of course is not emblematic of the real politics of most people, however at a quick glance it can very well appear to be so.

Naturally, just as radical Islamism is but a subset within the broader Islamic population, most who adhere to concepts of liberalism, conservatism, progressivism, etc, do so lightly in contrast to those to whom such is an absolutist dedication and devotion. However as with all politics, it is more the loud and provocative speakers who bellow…

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Video: Male feminists trying to get laid destroyed in Feminist Dudes

Philosophies of a Disenchanted Scholar

It’s nice to see the fake people take down the other fake people.

It’s suspicious.
“I agree with your woman’s opinions on woman’s problems because they’re the same opinions as mine.”

Not the best test?

It’s like a beautiful Leftie First World Problems.

Thirsty AF.

Like the utter failure HFS, look at the desperate faces.

http://www.elleuk.com/life-and-culture/news/g23118/heforshe-emma-watson-un-campaign-men/

It’s like those t-shirts that trade on sex appeal to show trading on sex appeal is wrong.

Why are the ambassadors always pretty white girls?

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Yeah, refusing to disclose STDs is illegal here

Philosophies of a Disenchanted Scholar

I keep seeing the myth that it’s fine if it isn’t HIV.

Erm, nope. Damaging STD, and considering the cancer risk, miscarriage/birth defect odds and lifelong reputation damage, that’s basically all of them.

http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/h_to_k/intentional_or_reckless_sexual_transmission_of_infection_guidance/#Relevant

And that’s why PUAs hate the UK.

The courts have recognised that person-to-person transmission of a sexual infection that will have serious, perhaps life-threatening, consequences for the infected person’s health can amount to grievous bodily harm under the Offences against the Person Act 1861: R v Dica [2004] 2 Cr. App. R. 28. Therefore, the transmission of that infection can constitute the offence of inflicting or causing grievous bodily harm, which when intentional can attract a sentence of life imprisonment.

The relevant offences for a prosecutor to consider are under sections 18 and 20 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861.

Malicious, reckless, aforethought are relevant terms here.
Not using a condom extends the…

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How Social Justice Warriors Are Creating An Entire Generation Of Fascists | Thought Catalog

SJWs do not realize is that they are single-handedly cultivating a generation of fascists. The more extreme the left becomes, the more right-wing and reactionary people will become as a result.

Source: How Social Justice Warriors Are Creating An Entire Generation Of Fascists | Thought Catalog

Message to Anita Sarkeesian aka @femfreq

History hates tyranny.

Source: Message to Anita Sarkeesian aka @femfreq

Idiot of the Week: “Everything is Sexist” Anita Sarkeesian

Here’s an old classic: Anita Sarkeesian is entirely serious about this charge, too. If everything is sexist/racist/homophobic then the gravy train of VictimBux will never end, and she will always have a job: insulting everyone else on the planet. She basically gets paid to tell us all how horrible and evil we are. What a […]

Source: Idiot of the Week: “Everything is Sexist” Anita Sarkeesian

Millennial men consider females inferior, whatever proof

Philosophies of a Disenchanted Scholar

I invoke broken clock. Exceptional case of the feminists hitting on something true.

https://hbr.org/2016/06/are-u-s-millennial-men-just-as-sexist-as-their-dads

The most misogynistic men I ever met IRL claimed to be male feminists.
They think it’s an excuse to speak about/treat women however they like (worse, always worse).

Despite taking the same exams and studying in the same fields and working in the same industry, STEM, the oh-so rational men take a wholly subjective view of their female peers.

As in, they don’t see them as peers at all.

In spite of the years of proof in the exact same system.

Idiot isn't as much a person as a process of doing things wrong

The researchers found that male students systematically overestimated the knowledge of the men in their classes in comparison with the women. Moreover, as the academic term progressed, the men’s faulty appraisal of their classmates’ abilities increased despite clear evidence of the women’s superior class performance. In every biology class examined, a man was considered the…

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