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by Matt
15 May 2016, 10:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Captain America: Civil War. Spoilers.
Replies: 25
Views: 988

Re: Captain America: Civil War. Spoilers.

I more or less disagree with the lot of you complaining about lack of consequences or stakes. I had resigned myself to not commenting, but then moviebob posted the following article, and it articulates the why of my disagreement better than I could. http://screenrant.com/why-civil-war-ending-works/ ...
by Matt
31 Aug 2015, 18:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Federal Election 2015
Replies: 283
Views: 8661

Re: Canadian Federal Election 2015

Same with me, Met.

I came up slightly more Liberal than NDP, but I'll probably go NDP anyhow.

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by Matt
04 Aug 2015, 18:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Federal Election 2015
Replies: 283
Views: 8661

Re: Canadian Federal Election 2015

Thanks for that. I'm located smack-dab in the middle of that riding.

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by Matt
04 Aug 2015, 11:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Federal Election 2015
Replies: 283
Views: 8661

Re: Canadian Federal Election 2015

Looks like I'm Vancouver - Kingsway, a typically NDP riding. Memo: I do not know the full details of how our ridings are mapped, but we are not gerrymandered like the U.S. My riding is basically a rectangle. Here is the city of vancouver's electoral districts: http://www.elections.ca/res/cir/maps2/m...
by Matt
04 Aug 2015, 10:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Federal Election 2015
Replies: 283
Views: 8661

Re: Canadian Federal Election 2015

I need to figure out my precise riding, but looks like I'm in a liberal or NDP leaning area, regardless, which I'm more or less okay with either way.

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by Matt
28 Jul 2015, 22:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 43078

Re: Feminism general thread

Matt, can I get a link to the study about 1-in-5 for lifetime? The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Reports site. You can find the full reports linked in PDF from that site. I'll link their 2 page fact sheet here . Key findings: In the most recent year of the survey (2010) 19.3%...
by Matt
27 Jul 2015, 22:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 43078

Re: Feminism general thread

While I used Sommers as one source, this study was the main one, note, it's a pdf, so if you're using your phone their may be issues. http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/rsavcaf9513.pdf You may be right that she is referring to this study specifically, (which aggregates NCVS data from 1995-2013) but...
by Matt
27 Jul 2015, 19:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 43078

Re: Feminism general thread

A note about rape stats. It's important, when commenting on or comparing rape statistics, to make apples to apples comparisons. In her "sexual assault myths" video, CHS makes reference to a Bureau of Justice Statistics study that "debunks" the commonly cited "1 in 5 women ar...
by Matt
23 Jul 2015, 23:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 43078

Re: Feminism general thread

As an additional, back of the napkin calculation, using the best (American) numbers I could find in about 30 seconds on Google: 1.4% of men report (as surveyed by the CDC) experiencing a rape in their lifetime 4.8% of men report being made to penetrate another person at some point in their lifetime....
by Matt
23 Jul 2015, 22:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 43078

Re: Feminism general thread

Just, for the record: the 2012 expansion of the FBI's definition of Rape from: "carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will." (in use since 1929 and explicitly exclusive of male rape) to: "penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or ob...
by Matt
04 Jul 2015, 11:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitocracy: LoadingReadyRunners
Replies: 1198
Views: 30463

Re: Fitocracy: LoadingReadyRunners

I've switched to a short cycle of targeted lifts. Because I got bored of the program I was on, and I wasn't seeing the kind of upper body progress I was wanting to see. (I also ramped my running up to ~50km/week so I decided to lay off my legs.) Alternating chest day and arms & shoulders. I've b...
by Matt
19 Dec 2014, 22:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Racial Slurs and other "ickiness" in art
Replies: 17
Views: 618

Re: Racial Slurs and other "ickiness" in art

I tend to opine that nothing is off limits, but some things must be handled with care.

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by Matt
14 Dec 2014, 18:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadians, I require advice!
Replies: 28
Views: 1471

Re: Canadians, I require advice!

I definitely think Victoria is worth a day trip, if even only for the ferry ride to and from. Whistler is a nice enough spot in the summer, depending a bit on what you intend to do there. Between Vancouver and Calgary there's the Okanagan - Penticton is a great little summer vacation town. Rent a mo...
by Matt
27 Nov 2014, 23:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Relationship Thread
Replies: 14913
Views: 231082

Re: The Big Relationship Thread

(or I'm thinking it's more complicated than it is). Always the case. Things are simple. You ask her, she says yes, great! You ask her, she says no, move on! People tend to focus so much on one person that they can't see the one person who'd be perfect for them right in front of their eyes. There's ...
by Matt
25 Nov 2014, 09:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ferguson
Replies: 137
Views: 5395

Re: Ferguson

So, if something like this were to have happened in Vancouver instead of Ferguson, I'm assuming that you would be perfectly OK with someone burning down your house in the name of protesting. Goodbye game collection. Goodbye Transformers. All in the name of... I'm not even sure what. Don't get me wr...
by Matt
25 Nov 2014, 00:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ferguson
Replies: 137
Views: 5395

Re: Ferguson

go after people who are unrelated to the issue. PEOPLE are not being gone after. Property is being damaged. Civil unrest has been sparked. (and sparked by repeated, and oppressive police actions over the course of three months, incidentally). This has nothing to do with the people who own this prop...
by Matt
25 Nov 2014, 00:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ferguson
Replies: 137
Views: 5395

Re: Ferguson

Whether the protesters are specifically the ones rioting or not, I think the question of why we should condemn the rioting is worth talking about in and of itself. This goes far beyond rioting in "response to a judicial decision you don't agree with". This is a community that, rightly or w...
by Matt
24 Nov 2014, 23:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ferguson
Replies: 137
Views: 5395

Re: Ferguson

Won't someone think of the poor inanimate objects being killed in the streets!?
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by Matt
12 Nov 2014, 21:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Menswear
Replies: 1897
Views: 43223

Re: Menswear

Also, Met: now you're just showing off. D:< That suit is NOT FAIR ugh Some day I will have the money to buy stuff like that or the time to go thrifting. SOME DAY (when I am not working on a PhD anymore). $15 bro-dog. Local tailor made. Extensive hand work. Fully canvased. Functional cuff buttons. E...
by Matt
02 Nov 2014, 12:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 43078

Re: Feminism general thread

Yeah, I don't agree, but that's ok. We can agree to differ. GG has been hellish for people targeted by it, and for people in the industry. For a lot of people, making their attackers into something they can laugh at is an important way to cope with the situation; otherwise, it's like looking into an...
by Matt
02 Nov 2014, 11:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 43078

Re: Feminism general thread

What is there constructive to get done. GG has no demands, no actual ethical concerns. They exist solely for the purpose of harassment and sulf-sustainment at this point. Whether or not there are well meaning individuals involved, they have decided to join a mob. You can't reason with a mob. There i...
by Matt
02 Nov 2014, 01:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 43078

Re: Feminism general thread

I don't think there is a "wrong". You're allowed to have not found it funny.

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by Matt
01 Nov 2014, 20:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canada queation
Replies: 22
Views: 1006

Re: Canada queation

Small. Pretty. A little boring. Somewhat secluded and tough/expensive to leave if you like to travel out of the city very often.

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by Matt
01 Nov 2014, 20:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 43078

Re: Feminism general thread

Yeah, gonna have to side with met on this one. The downfall meme has been around for years- it was, at one time, so common that it was regarded as the inevitable endpoint of any given Internet blow-out. "X is officially over now, there's a hitler video about it". So, I have to admit a degr...
by Matt
30 Oct 2014, 14:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 43078

Re: Feminism general thread

http://www.themarysue.com/watch-anita-s ... t-segment/

The YouTube embed works on my phone.

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