thekraken

thekraken wrote

These people have no legal right to check or detain you. Think about how this works - in theory, a customer has paid for their merchandise at the checkout before exiting the store, and therefore any attempt to actually detain you would be unlawful. You are walking out of a store with your items you paid for.

It is security theatre. I ignore them and walk past them every time, and they never do anything, because they know the legal ramifications of them stopping a legit customer are just plain not worth it.

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thekraken wrote

Can we maybe just not be shitty to people based on race, gender, sexual orientation (or lack thereof), condiment preferences, or any other involuntary category? I know it's a revolutionary idea, but hey, it's worth a shot.

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thekraken wrote (edited )

The sheer amount of casual racism and dog-whistling I see in Discord/Riot chats that are for 'normal' subjects is ridiculous. These people are definitely trying to normalize their fucked up views - and when called out on it, they try and act like the person calling them out is a stick-in-the-mud seeking to stop them from 'having fun and joking around'.

I really want a way to punch people in the fucking face over the internet.

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Reply to by !deleted8637

thekraken wrote

In all honesty, this is why I tend towards Absurdism as a viewpoint. Either you accept that the universe makes no inherent sense, or you get overwhelmed trying to deal with it. Which isn't to say that we shouldn't try to make things better, but yeah.

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