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21) Message boards : Politics : You go Canada! (Message 1590275)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Still, it is good to hear the sounds of Joual again spoken on TV.
Our condolences go out to the family of that service man who
lost his life on duty to-day in Ottawa.

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22) Message boards : Politics : You go Canada! (Message 1590274)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
We don't even know who is behind this yet.

If it is Jihadist's:

The ending is coming nearer and nearer.

Note: NO ONE is say their Idea's will end. The NAZI's Idea's have never, nor will ever, end.

Just the Jihadist's feeling They May Win. That is what has been driving their movement since the '70s.

It doesn't sound like its Jihadists.

However, we haven't been told who the shooter is yet, so we'll know more about the motives then.
23) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1590272)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Anther victim of gamergate: I Was Forced From My Home and Am Living In Constant Fear Because of Relentless Death Threats From Male Gamers

Of course there is always someone who will claim its a publicity stunt. I think I know exactly where to place people like that in this debate.



Why in God's name do women even consider to busy themselves with people like that? Shouldn't she know better? Shouldn't all women know better? Why does she get those death threats? Why haven't I never gotten one from scum like that? I stay the Hell away from people like that!!

I am the Godzilla of bitches. I have a backbone of pure adamantium


She said it herself.... And those 'gamers' probably know she thinks that way about herself.

The further you go with people like that, the further they go to be the 'winner' or rather 'dominater'

Stay away from those people, you silly woman, I'd say.

Wow, Julie. I am so disappointed to hear you say this.

Of course you don't get these threats as long as you remember your place and stay in the roles you are supposed to stay in.

I think I've already pointed out that I've been on the receiving end of threats here, on this very forum. Are you suggesting that I should have just quit and let the boys keep their little play room? If I had I can assure you 100% that you wouldn't enjoy posting here as much as you do. I know you know some of the things that have been messaged to the ladies her on seti by a minority of guys. Its pretty unpleasant and disgusting. Well it wasn't so long ago that those things were posted publicly to any ladies that dared post here on seti. It wasn't so long ago that any lady who dared complain was told to "stay away from these people, you silly woman". Its thanks to people like me that you don't have to put up with that crap here on seti any more.

You're welcome.

Women should be allowed to design and make video games without getting death threats. That you somehow think she should have quit her job and stayed quiet to avoid the threats is quite shameful.

Women should be allowed to post safely on a science based computing forum such as seti without suffering the same fate.
24) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1590204)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Anecdotal evidence like this is hardly compelling proof of anything. You know better than this Gary.

I think what is very telling is that events like this are so incredibly rare here.

An attack on Canadian parliament like this has never happened before, yet how many attacks have we been hearing about on Obama just recently?
25) Message boards : Politics : You go Canada! (Message 1590200)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
We don't even know who is behind this yet.
26) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1590199)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Chris, look up Methylphenidate

I did.

Methylphenidate (trade names Concerta, Methylin, Ritalin, Equasym XL, Quillivant XR) is a substituted phenethylamine and psychostimulant drug used for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. Methylphenidate has been studied and researched for over 50 years and has a very good efficacy and safety record for the treatment of ADHD. The original patent was owned by CIBA, now Novartis Corporation. It was first licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1955 for treating what was then known as hyperactivity. Prescribed to patients beginning in 1960, the drug became heavily prescribed in the 1990s, when the diagnosis of ADHD itself became more widely accepted.


We are straying away a bit from the base subject here of whether the use of Cannabis should be de-criminalised and made legal, and society's general attidude to it. But I can remember back to the 50's there was always the class joker who would rather throw blotting paper balls than do the lesson, and the class duffer who tried but couldn't learn. These days we would recognise that as probably ADHD and Dyslexia or Alexia. But if you have to bring up a child with ADHD it is almost impossible without medical assistance.

Perhaps a better question to be asked is whether the incidence of ADHD is growing, and if so why? Better diagnosis or on occasions just some plain naughty kids where it is just easier to class them as "special needs", and drug them to keep them quiet.

ADHD is over diagnosed at the moment. The poor behaviour you describe often has more to do with poor diet and children staying up very late playing video games. Of course the entire concept of expecting children to sit still at their desks of 5 hours a day is idiotic. So its no surprise that quite a few of them struggle with this unnatural situation.

ADHD is real, but once you meet a kid with ADHD there is no doubt that they have an actual problem. Simply throwing blotting paper balls is not a symptom of anything more than being bored.
27) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1590195)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Anther victim of gamergate: I Was Forced From My Home and Am Living In Constant Fear Because of Relentless Death Threats From Male Gamers

Of course there is always someone who will claim its a publicity stunt. I think I know exactly where to place people like that in this debate.
28) Message boards : Politics : The reassertion of whiteness in Canada (Message 1589549)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
People need to stop taking offence for the sake of being outraged FFS. You can't call a person this that or the other...GET A LIFE PEOPLE is my answer to all this racism nonsense.

All humans are racist to one degree or another, its a simple fact, get over it. Does this mean we should treat different groups differently, absolutely not, but lets just accept the inherent failings of man as a species and move on for christs sake.

As far as I am concerned we are all HUMAN and then your nationality should be strictly dictated by the your nation of birth (assuming your parents were in the country legally and not committing a crime).

Ban Religion, who needs an outdated iron age sky demon myth, and then the real escuses for war come to the for and are thus easier to deal with and perhaps prevent (highly unlikely)

I have seen real depravity in this world, I have seen things that I hope 10 generations never get to see, but as a realist I know these events will continue, and the reason is because people take offense at the slightest thing.

I have been the "victim" of racism and I am white, although as a 6ft 4" 256Ib ex Para it is few and far between and usually when I am here in England and not some third world crap hole where people usually have a better understanding of mutual respect. Do I take offence...no, because I understand that we are all racists and all humans, when looking to insult or belittle another will always use the grossest of insults...THE KEY IS TO NOT RESPOND

I was called a bastard only a few days ago by some donkey who can't drive..I pointed out that my parents were married when I was born..however i then confused the idiot by stating I was not aware of who they were married too at the time!! :)

That's all well and good if racism is restricted to name calling.

However, the black people have a whole deck of cards stacked against them through racism. So there really isn't an equivalence when it comes to victims of racism who are black compared to those who are white.
29) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1589376)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Sorry, I simply have to chime in here.

Even here on seti I was the victim of a similar hate campaign as Anita Sarkeesian was when she started making her videos. What happened to her was way worse (quite probably because the number of people involved was larger, not because the vitriol was any less), but there were startling similarities. The hate campaign started for me when I pointed out that a long running thread was actually very sexist. That is all I did, point it out. I took no further action except voice an opinion. That was enough to start a long running hate campaign that got so out of hand that I did report it to the police.

You and I know the Seti thread you are talking about, and the person behind it. And I also agreed that the thread was wrong, but from an additional angle, that it was also underhand because of the people being highlighted not giving their prior permission. It was quite illuminating to hear from that person that they had full "permission" to run that thread, and I could "procreate elsewhere" if I didn't like it.

BTW. No one believed me either for a long time. Which is also typical of how woman who complain about these things are treated. So I find Gary's attitude depressing, but not surprising.

I was one of your most loyal supporters at the time, and fought at your side when the abhorrent abuse started, and backed you 100% reporting it to the police, who did indeed take action, as we know. But don't forget the accomplice that ditched them big time when the wotsit hit the fan.

Fortunately because of my persistence and the persistence of others, the ethos of the seti forums has changed and is no longer the misogynistic haven it used to be. There is an admin in place who understands these issues and I can post my opinion without getting abusive emails and posts and I don't have to worry that there will be threats made against me and my family just because I dare to voice an opinion on a message board that people don't agree with.

Exactly as it should be, and should have been in the first place. But it has to be said that on-line presence is a mainly male based preserve, whether we like it or not. It is changing, but slowly, and will always be an uphill struggle. But a start has been made here at Seti, and we can show the way forward.

I don't want to go into specifics.

What I will point out is that although there were a couple of ring leaders, a lot of other people joined it and thought it was ok.

The admin at the time did not take it seriously because they did not understand the nature of what was going on. We can learn from Anita Sarkeesian. This behaviour is rife and is a sign of the entitlement that certain people feel towards their dominant position.

It is pervasive and a couple of posters here in this thread are so unexamined in their attitude that they can't see that they are exhibiting the same sort of attitudes.

How easy it is to claim "she did it as a publicity stunt" rather than to examine the horrific and systemic nature of this abuse.
30) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1589349)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
These same people, however, in addition to verbally abusing women, do so to other men as well. Especially if the man is a n00b (new to the game, without a clear understanding of how to play it yet).

No, thats the point, they don't do it to men, they do it to n00bs. That is a specific player group which consists of both genders. The thing is, once those n00bs are no longer n00bs the abuse stops, while if the player is a women, the abuse continues regardless of her skill level.

On top of that, the sort of abuse n00bs and women receive is different. While n00bs are just insulted for their perceived ineptitude to play the game 'correctly' women suffer from a much more vicious kind of abuse. They get constantly asked to show their boobs, have sex with other players, get to enjoy the tales of what said players would do them if they met in real life (all of it sexual) and if the women does not respond nicely enough or ends up owning the other player because shes better at the game, they can expect an inbox filled with rape and death threats.

Now I don't approve of abusive behavior by players towards other players, I think its toxic for the community, I have to admit that the kind of abuse most n00bs receive is comparatively benign compared to the kind of abuse women receive.

Having been on the receiving end of abuse on gaming sites I can vouch for this. A lot of women prefer to keep their gender anonymous on gaming sites for obvious reasons. I often do. Unless you point out otherwise it is assumed you are male, much like the seti boards where the default gender is also male. I suspect (and actually know) that there are more female posters here than a lot of you realise. They have good reason for wanting to keep quiet about it.

Even here on seti I was the victim of a similar hate campaign as Anita Sarkeesian was when she started making her videos. What happened to her was way worse (quite probably because the number of people involved was larger, not because the vitriol was any less), but there were startling similarities. The hate campaign started for me when I pointed out that a long running thread was actually very sexist. That is all I did, point it out. I took no further action except voice an opinion. That was enough to start a long running hate campaign that got so out of hand that I did report it to the police.

So I totally believe her as this latest event is just the latest thing that has happened to her.

BTW. No one believed me either for a long time. Which is also typical of how woman who complain about these things are treated. So I find Gary's attitude depressing, but not surprising.

Fortunately because of my persistence and the persistence of others, the ethos of the seti forums has changed and is no longer the misogynistic haven it used to be. There is an admin in place who understands these issues and I can post my opinion without getting abusive emails and posts and I don't have to worry that there will be threats made against me and my family just because I dare to voice an opinion on a message board that people don't agree with.

So do I think the threats where genuine against Anita Sarkeesian? Absolutely. 100%

If it can happen here on seti why on earth is it so implausible that it can't happen on a larger scale elsewhere?
31) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1589157)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
"the comments about any article about feminism justify feminism" - Lewis' Law

Anyone taking an absolute position is absolutely wrong.

Anyone who thinks that making death threats against a woman because she is giving a talk about the way women are represented in video games isn't misogyny is absolutely wrong.

You are assuming there was a threat, several of us smell a fifthly publicity stunt.

I've been following the work of this woman long enough to know that what you think reflects very poorly on you right now.
32) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1589031)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
"the comments about any article about feminism justify feminism" - Lewis' Law

Anyone taking an absolute position is absolutely wrong.

Anyone who thinks that making death threats against a woman because she is giving a talk about the way women are represented in video games isn't misogyny is absolutely wrong.

Luckily everyone seems to have happily ignored that point, one suspects quite wilfully.


Making a death threat against someone is WRONG, no matter what the gender(s) involved.

I question the truthfulness of her claim that death threats against her in this case were made. All we have is her word that they were.

Post a link to the police report where she REPORTED said threats to the police, and I will change my position.

Until then, didn't happen. Publicity stunt.

Yes, I know that women playing computer games do suffer verbal abuse from jerks from time to time. When I see it happen while playing MMORPGs, I usually just enter the offending player on my ignore list. A time or two, it was so dreadfully bad that I reported it to the game staff. They usually take a VERY dim view of it, and frequently it is about the easiest way to get 'permabanned' from the game.

These same people, however, in addition to verbally abusing women, do so to other men as well. Especially if the man is a n00b (new to the game, without a clear understanding of how to play it yet).

Do NOT assume that my objection to that woman's case is misogyny. It isn't.
Your assumption about my statements can be interpreted as misandry, which is just as much 'hate-speech' as misogyny.

The day I try to shut you up with tactics that have a history of being used to shut up men in a most negative way is the day you can call misandry.

Your claims that the woman is only doing it for attention can be filed with many other sexist methods of silencing women who complain about their treatment. Just because you feel so obliviously entitled to use those methods doesn't make them less sexist. It just proves how embedded such behaviour is in the culture.
33) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1589014)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
"the comments about any article about feminism justify feminism" - Lewis' Law

Anyone taking an absolute position is absolutely wrong.

Anyone who thinks that making death threats against a woman because she is giving a talk about the way women are represented in video games isn't misogyny is absolutely wrong.

Luckily everyone seems to have happily ignored that point, one suspects quite wilfully.
34) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1588918)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Don't give me that CROCK about her 'free speech' was denied. She exercised her Free Speech rights QUITE effectively when she announced she was not going to give her talk because of the threat. Her backing out on the talk probably did MORE to advance her cause than giving her talk would have.

Are you kidding me? So I guess then that the people in China and Russia also have free speech when openly criticizing their governments results in jail time.

Be honest here, if you are threatened with rape, death and then some more rape if you give a lecture about something, then your free speech is infringed. The threat of brutal violence forces you to be silent. Thats how it works in repressive authoritarian regimes, and thats how its here.

Women are the majority in gaming culture.

No they are not. They represent just slightly less than 50% of the people that play game, and they are sorely underrepresented when it comes to the actual developers within the games industry, as well as the gaming press. And within the games itself its even worse.

Now that said...

The perp that made the threat needs to be located, arrested, and put on trial.

I don't know the Utah law, but I presume it is somewhat similar to Texas law on the subject.

In Texas, 'making a terroristic threat' is a crime.

On this we agree.

But then, I am cynical enough to have suspicions that she arranged the threat, just for the publicity.

Why is everyone giving her such a hard time? The woman has been repeatedly threatened with some of the most horrible things imaginable, from getting raped to death, but everytime it happens, the first response I hear is that 'shes faking it for attention'. If this would have happened to a guy no one would even dare say such a thing.

"the comments about any article about feminism justify feminism" - Lewis' Law
35) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1588916)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Good points. We are all responsible for our own mistakes, but who is held responsible when those mistakes are caused by others interfering or manipulating us?

Ourselves?


They should be held responsible but when they have more 'power' than you, we're talking about fighting a losing battle.

You have to understand. 'The Power' in many of these Country's is Their Own Ruling Class. Who are Extremely Rich and Powerful by STEALING from their own people.

Take Mexico, as an example. Just ONE Change in Their Constitution: Allowing non-Mexican Companies and People to BUY and OWN Land/Factories within Mexico - WITHOUT a Mexican Partner - would result in an Economic Boom for the People. But THEIR Ruling Class will not allow this. A rich population would eventually kick out/kill these bums.

The USA is not The Only Power.

So the problem is the governments that they have? and my point that the US has a habit of installing the governments it wants rather than the democratically elected ones has nothing to do with it.

Ok. Got it.
36) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1588915)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Oh Clyde. How lovely your bubble must be to live in.

Hmmm. You are always wrong about others.

Bubble?

Es99....

Let's see. Visited In-Laws many times in Argentina. Argentinian born Wife owns Vineyards in Argentina (Please buy their wine - it is the best). Also owns home in Buenos Aries (Lovely City, visited many times). Visited Chile, Venezuela, Columbia, Brazil, Honduras many times. Loved Mexico, especially The Yucatan, while inspecting The Mayan Pyramids.

In addition: Lived in Havana Cuba for one year, as a boy, pre-Fidel.

Mi espaƱol es muy bueno!

How do you know about the People, Culture and Governments of that region? From books? Movies? TV Shows? Who's living in a bubble?

Of course you never really respond, when you understand the silliness, and worse of treating Non-European/American People as Children. Who cannot be held responsible for Their mistakes.

Again: Why are THEY not responsible for THEIR Mistakes?

So here I am making the point that South America is not a continent that solely relies on the drugs trade (as claimed by Chris s.) and that any instability is actually NOT caused by the drug trade.

You go on to tell me how wrong I am by describing all your lovely trips to South America.

I can only assume that if you think I am wrong then you must have been buying drugs down there.

So Clyde? Am I wrong? Are you in fact in league with the drug cartels?
37) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1588914)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
...

But then, I am cynical enough to have suspicions that she arranged the threat, just for the publicity.

Ahhh..you are saying she was asking for it and brought it on herself.

Now where have we heard that argument before?


NO. I am saying that, since the publicity of the threat has done SO much to publicize her cause (way more that just giving the speech would have), there is at least the POSSIBILITY that she directly requested someone to send her the threat, or paid someone to do so, or sent it herself.

Its not really about her gender at this point, but her (potential or actual) profit from the incident.

The question then is was this particular "threat" reported to the police. If so and it was a fake threat, then the act of reporting it was a criminal offense. If it wasn't reported, then it is reasonable to assume that it was a fake threat or a publicity stunt, in which case the venue should bring civil charges of fraud against the speaker for never intending on making the speech.

Of course there is the possibility that the threat was real but the speaker knew threats would be made and set the entire incident up as a publicity stunt.

BTW no one prevented her from speaking. Only her own irrational fears of lawful background checked persons -- did I just describe police officers?! -- prevented her. Her choice.

Irrational fear?
Sure..its not like someone hasn't shot up a university before because they hate women.

http://www.cbc.ca/archives/categories/society/crime-justice/the-montreal-massacre/gunman-massacres-14-women.html

Huh, how can people be so irrational to be afraid of that?

Gary, you are so damn offensive sometimes it just boggles my mind.
38) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1588864)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Next, I stand by my assertion that South America is a collection of unstable states supported by a global drug trade. I have not heard any solid evidence to say otherwise so far.

Nor have you produced any evidence to support your claim. Sorry, but youre the one making the claims here, the burden of proof lies with you. Show us evidence that South American states are A) unstable and B) mostly reliant on international drug trade, meaning that the profits of any drug trade go straight into the government coffers and not into the pocket of a few drug lords who are beyond the law.

The Drug Lords are 'Paying Off' The Authority's, to continue their trade.

It is an Unholy Alliance.

Yes, many of these Country's are Unstable. However... The Drug Trade is not the Major Economic Stimulus for these Country's.

True.

...and they are unstable because the US has a deliberate policy of keeping them that way.

Can you stop? Answer - No.

Understand some person's believe that they can not be held responsible for THEIR own mistakes. Very disgusting philosophy.

I believe These Country's, and Peoples, should be held to the same standards regarding mistakes as The USA, and Western Europe Country's/Peoples.

Other Peoples/Country's doing them wrong: Does not absolve them of their responsibility for THEIR conditions. They are not children. Don't treat them as children.

Oh Clyde. How lovely your bubble must be to live in.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covert_United_States_foreign_regime_change_actions

Notice how many of them are in South America?
39) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1588861)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
...

But then, I am cynical enough to have suspicions that she arranged the threat, just for the publicity.

Ahhh..you are saying she was asking for it and brought it on herself.

Now where have we heard that argument before?
40) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1588860)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
But what about the incident in Utah (other than, of course, whatshisnertz the perp) is misogynist? The police enforcing the law? The law itself?

Well the incident itself is misogynistic. Someone is denied her free speech through the threat of force simply because she is a women who talks about feminism and female representation in the game.

And Anita Sarkeesian has been threatened before for her views on female representation in games.

In any case, this is probably related to Gamergate which is pretty much the misogynistic group of gamers against the more progressive games media and gamers. And yes, there are quite a few misogynists within gaming culture.

Well you get my point, at least.


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