thekraken

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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thekraken wrote

Reply to by !deleted8637

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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thekraken wrote (edited )

I find the whole subject questionable at best. Ridiculous groups like Scientologists hate psychiatry, and they're bloody vapid useless pieces of crap. A movement that garners supporters like that doesn't exactly come across as at all sensible. What is the rational basis for being against psychiatry (as a medical discipline)?

Edit: Hey you. Yeah, the one downvoting without providing any actual response to the question / premise for your position. That only serves to indicate your lack of ability to justify your belief. Perhaps try to actually explain your position instead of just trying to bury someone questioning it. If it has any rational basis that shouldn't be too difficult. The revolution will not be started by someone stuffing their fingers in their ears and going 'LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE ASKING ME TO ACTUALLY SUPPORT MY POSITIONS'. ;)

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thekraken wrote

Greeters cannot stop you from leaving the store. At the point of exit, you have (in theory) already paid for your merchandise, and it is yours, so forcibly detaining you would be unlawful. They're a form of security theatre. Just ignore them and walk past.

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thekraken wrote

Unless you signed for the package, they're just going to assume someone walked off with it. The delivery person won't get in any shit. The only way THAT happens is if lots of packages go 'missing' with the same delivery person, and then the delivery company will investigate, usually by planting tracked (like, lowjacked) passages or taking hidden camera video.

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thekraken OP wrote (edited )

Maybe in the US. Where I live (Canada), it's far cheaper to eat vegan than carnivore. But sure, apply your American bias based on US gov't subsidies that don't exist everywhere. Way to be a narrow-minded nationalist.

And even so, I highly doubt vegan staples such as bulk beans and rice and other items like frozen or canned veg / farmer's market fresh veg / cost more than any sort of meat, even in the USA. I know I can go to a chain bulk store here that also exists in the US and stock up on dried legumes, TVP, nutritional yeast, baking goods, etc for far far cheaper than it costs for even the same items at a supermarket, let alone what beef/chicken/pork cost.

Many poor people (of which I am also one) eat poorly due to lack of knowledge on how to properly prepare and cook nutritious food. I lived for five years in a 'food desert' and saw many many people simply buying their "groceries" at a dollar store, primarily in the form of cheap frozen processed shit that was quite often animal-based - and their costs still came out ahead of mine from just taking an hour to go bulk store shopping on my bike and hitting a fresh market on the way home.

So yes, there are classist and predatory issues in regards to which type of stores are in the neighbourhoods of the poor in North America, but there is to a greater degree a need for education and available public transportation, since actual food costs for a vegan diet are always going to be cheaper unless you're living on highly processed vegan foods like Beyond Meat and Chao slices.

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