Young Men – Build A BS Detector

Unfortunately the world is full of lots of that is untrue, three-fourths true, half true, etc.  Furthermore, lots of stuff that is true isn’t mentioned, because of PC or other pressures.

Making good personal decisions is incumbent on having good information.  Lots of stuff comes at you, proclamations by family and friends, TV, the web, social media, etc.  Probably much more information is thrown in your face than in times past.  How might one go about trying to determine the validity of it all?

I am sure that readers have their tips, and will hopefully share them.  Perhaps this post will the first in a series.  Here are some tips.

One approach is to look at predictions made by whoever, be it friends or newsmen.  Remember those predictions to see if they happen.  If they don’t occurs as stated, the credibly of that person/viewpoint takes a hit.  For such people, reality isn’t their friend.

Along the same lines is to consider just the facts of situations, without any attempt at framing.  Freed from clouding attempts, try to determine how the real world is actually working, rather than how somebody is trying to tell you how it works.

Of course, emotions are things that can be manipulated.  Look for attempts to manipulate thes, especially if it appears that facts are deliberately not being discussed.

A big tip off that something nefarious is afoot is when it appears that facts and logic are deliberately being avoided.

And so on, and so on.

Through the course of time, with keen practice, one can develop skills to sort through incoming stuff and decide what is BS and what is not.  Probably it won’t be easy.  Sometimes the BS is strong and well guarded; for example, the blue pill.  Still, good decisions are good decisions.  Don’t start-change yourself.

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116 comments on “Young Men – Build A BS Detector
  1. mgtowhorseman says:

    If they need more than 8 words to get the point across its b.s.

    Truth is siccinct.

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  2. Jack says:

    Concerning the detection of BS, nothing beats having a healthy sense of spiritual discernment.

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  3. RichardP says:

    @horseman, in 8 words, tell someone who knows nothing about science how an airplane stays in the air.

    It’s not the number of words you use. It is whether you have elicited understanding in your listener. Unless you are just talking to hear yourself talking.

    Truth can only be succinct for those who already know the layers and layers of information upon which the particular truth is built.

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  4. BuenaVista says:

    Well, I made a living assessing men in 30 seconds. No anecdotes tonight.

    Women? Hahahaha. But men are easier because they follow some sort of rule structure, logic tree, cultural practice.

    I have too much experience to generalize, as I used to think, that females have enduring objectives as we men do. Referencing Stephanie, I’ve never met a single man who disparages another man for being a good Dad or professional. I really don’t think I have.

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  5. Farm Boy says:

    Carly Jenson and her husband Brad surprised friends and family on social media this morning by announcing they’re expecting a son. “I’m so excited to finally become a father,” Brad told reporters. Carly says she is just as excited and can’t wait to bring her first child into the world.

    But Jenson is now being criticized as a traitor to her sex by creating another white male, who will perpetuate female suffering by becoming a card-carrying member of the patriarchy the second he is born.

    When asked why she would dare to bring another toxic male creature into this already suffering world, adding fuel to the fascist bonfire of regressive masculinity, testosterone-filled hate, violence, predatory behavior, mansplaining, manspreading, animal murdering, Earth-polluting, cat-calling, and endless war-making, Carly callously responded, “Well, we really wanted a kid,” then rubbed the slightly visible bump on her belly


  6. Cheque d'Out says:

    “I’ve never met a single man who disparages another man for being a good Dad or professional”
    Respect the skills

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  7. Cheque d'Out says:

    RBG is the Birthday Girl today


  8. Liz says:

    I think one’s BS detector just requires time and experience to develop. It’s a pattern recognition “system” of sorts. I’ve always maintained you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat people they don’t need. Of course everyone has an off day, but the person who is consistently rude, or takes advantage of others, is not a good person. This might seem self evident, but if you’re in a power position of any type it’s going to be a lot harder to spot, as it is advantageous for folks to try to please you. How they treat you in such cases matters a lot less than how they treat the wait staff.

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  9. Liz says:

    After a couple of weeks at that last assignment, Mike told me I’d need to keep him grounded. He’d never been so attractive/funny/clever….if he told a joke they’d all laugh, just a little too long. When one is in that type of environment it’s easy to lose perspective. One’s BS filter must be very sharp.

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  10. Liz says:

    Just to add, for clarity, “power position” could be anything. Not just the boss…the customer too. The person who desires status of some type. The person buying is usually in a power position of sorts over the person selling, for example. This isn’t exclusive to money, money is just the most obvious incentive.

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  11. Cheque d'Out says:

    Great Channel


  12. Farm Boy says:

    Last month, AOC blocked Amazon from relocating tens of thousands of jobs near her congressional district because she failed to understand the difference between a tax incentive and a slush fund. On Tuesday, during congressional testimony, Ocasio-Cortez appeared bemused as Wells Fargo CEO explained the basic function of a bank. If Ocasio-Cortez represents the quality of an Economics degree from BU, the university should lose its accreditation.

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  13. Farm Boy says:

    I’ve always maintained you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat people they don’t need

    Yes. I watch for these things in people. It can be very revealing. Watch how they treat people in low status jobs, like janitor or cashier. Watch how they treat animals. Perhaps they don’t think anybody is watching, but some of us are

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  14. Farm Boy says:

    “There’s a lot people could joke about her that’s not even political, from crazy ex-girlfriend eyes to the fact that she has the millennial symptom of saying ‘like’ every four words,” Landau says.

    Satirists typically pounce when someone hits the cultural radar as hard as Ocasio-Cortez has. Landau suggests other factors are keeping comics from letting loose.

    “I think the #MeToo and feminism movements, mixed with the PC culture, has caused comics to be afraid. They only want to bash Trump because it’s not going to get much backlash from the vocal majority,” he says. “It’s very safe.”


  15. Farm Boy says:

    [Perhaps “We’re with Stupid” it should say]

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  16. earl says:

    ‘A big tip off that something nefarious is afoot is when it appears that facts and logic are deliberately being avoided.’

    Isn’t that just calling women de facto liars?


  17. Farm Boy says:

    On Thursday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) made a nasty assertion about Vice President Mike Pence, claiming that he denied professional women meetings and thus impeded their careers.


  18. Farm Boy says:

    A coal powered car

    Of course, because it’s James Bond, his new EV will still be an Aston Martin. An unnamed source told The Sun that the film’s director is “a total tree-hugger” who has been working with Aston to get one of its upcoming electric cars ready for the movie.


  19. Farm Boy says:

    Writing under the now-exposed pseudonym “Psychedelic Warlord,” a teen-aged O’Rourke appears to be the author of a poem titled “The Song of the Cow,” published in 1988 by “cDc (Cult of the Dead Cow) communications.”

    “I need a butt-shine,” the poem begins … and it really all just goes downhill from there:

    I need a butt-shine,
    Right now
    You are holy,
    Oh, sacred Cow
    I thirst for you,
    Provide Milk.

    Buff my balls,
    Love the Cow,
    Good fortune for those that do.
    Love me, breathe my feet,
    The Cow has risen.

    Wax my ass,
    Scrub my balls.
    The Cow has risen,
    Provide Milk.


  20. Farm Boy says:

    An MP has been widely mocked for suggesting all knives sold in the UK have a GPS tracker fitted, and saying that fishermen could have a special exemption.


  21. Farm Boy says:

    On Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, demonized Vice President Mike Pence, saying he is not an “honorable man,” because of his Christian position on homosexual activity.


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  23. earl says:

    Beto was probably abused as a child or dabbled with something he shouldn’t have. Not sure if sexually or physically or both…but stuff like that certainly comes from a dark place.

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  24. mgtowhorseman says:

    Everything Tim says is true.
    “They are coming…we cannot get out.”

    When the eternal optimist Tim is dejected and giving up you know its coming.

    Cappy is wrong. We don’t enjoy the decline, we endure it.

    Stay safe friends

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  25. Farm Boy says:

    King added, “Do you feel at a disadvantage as a white man? As a privileged white man, they say about you?”


  26. Ame says:

    agree w/Earl … if that Beto poem is real … that is some really sick and debase stuff.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Farm Boy says:

    “One day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles …This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams. As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two … I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.”

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  28. Ame says:

    Farm Boy – that quote from Beto … that’s some sick, sick stuff. like, seriously sick.

    – – –

    “Alpha meet Beta.”


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  29. Farm Boy says:

    Most women in Western societies are bona fide princesses on a pedestal. They’re granted too much permissiveness, adoration and attention.

    To make matters more complicated, this love and attention is not truly unconditional, but is merely bestowed on those who are blessed with those characteristics that the Socio-Sexual-Marriage Market Place (SSMMP) deems worthy. Most are not very well aware of it, but this brand of love is extremely conditional and superficial. Photoshopped Instagram shots, Farcebook likes, and the whole selfie culture enshrines feminine glorification to unsubstantiated heights.


  30. Cheque d'Out says:

    Arlene Foster is the leader of the Norn Irn’s DUP. The other guy is the the head of state of Ireland (The Queen, I suppose)


  31. Cheque d'Out says:

    I’ll be doing my bit too

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  32. Cheque d'Out says:

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  33. Cheque d'Out says:

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  34. Cheque d'Out says:

    Oh noes.

    Tories collapse in the latest Survation poll of March 15th

    Lab : 39%
    Con : 35%
    LDem : 10%
    UKIP : 5%

    Flavible FPTP Projection

    Lab : 303 (+41)
    Con : 255 (-63)
    SNP : 44 (+9)
    LDem : 26 (+14)
    PC : 3 (-1)
    Grn : 1 (=)


  35. Cheque d'Out says:

    Another Tory MP gone from the party because his local party started efforts to sack him for not representing them. The Tory Party will be gutted at the local level on May 2nd (local elections) (my guess). And at the next General Election it’s curtains for many an MP.

    Nick Boles has quit his local Conservative association in the face of efforts to deselect him over his views on Brexit.

    The former minister said he was resigning “with immediate effect” because he disagrees with his association’s support for a no deal Brexit, which he said will “do great harm”.

    However, Mr Boles said he will continue to “take the Conservative whip” at Westminster if it is offered “on acceptable terms”.

    The news means Mr Boles’ political career is effectively drawing to a close unless he can find another association to adopt him in time for the next general election.

    The MP’s constituency voted to leave the European Union with a 61 per cent majority. The MP had campaigned to…

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  36. Cheque d'Out says:

    I merely proffer the link, let the expertise here flow

    737 Max: Finally the scrap from Seattle has to stay on the ground
    By VT Editors – March 15, 201971850
    Ex-pilot Haisenko about B 737 MAX:

    Finally the scrap from Seattle has to stay on the ground

    By Peter Haisenko – 15. March 2019

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  37. Cheque d'Out says:

    The outraged, clearly biased, ‘professional’ interviewer is an ex-beebite Robert Pissed-On. Known to some remoaniacs as Peston. Typical lefty media-cnut


  38. Cheque d'Out says:

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  40. Farm Boy says:

    The star of a rebooted NBC “LGBT” sitcom felt terrible. “I did not, however, think ‘but there are innumerable beautiful, unique and powerful women who don’t have a vagina.’ And I SHOULD have. And for that I am so so sorry,” she wrote. “Thank you for righting my wrong.”


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  43. Yoda says:

    Supposedly not a photoshop


  44. Cheque d'Out says:


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  46. Cheque d'Out says:

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  47. Farm Boy says:

    For the Glorious Patriarch

    We don’t know about you, but we leave the tea to brew, add the milk and sugar then stir in a circle a few times. Wrong.

    Apparently we should be stirring in straight lines from the top to the bottom of the top of your mug rather than around the cup.


  48. Farm Boy says:

    Liz and Larry could sympathize.

    Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, March 12, the Hancock Police Department was called out on reports of numerous gun shots.

    Once arriving to the scene on the 1200 block of Ingot Street, officers found a 37-year-old Hancock man standing outside his vehicle, which was stuck in a snowbank.

    Officer investigation revealed the man was intoxicated, so he was arrested.

    Officers also found numerous bullet casings on the ground. It appeared shots had been fired into the snowbank.

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  49. Farm Boy says:

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Amid deliberations on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which was somehow seen as controversial, Democrat leaders reaffirmed their belief that newborn babies are precious gifts, nearly as precious as the right to kill them.

    “Don’t get us wrong, we believe newborn babies are very precious,” said Senator Kamala Harris. “We just don’t believe they’re quite as precious as your constitutional right to snuff out their innocent little lives.”

    “When I see their little joyful faces, I’m reminded that miracles are real, as are your rights to smother their lives before they’ve gotten to experience life at all,” she said.

    Liked by 1 person

  50. Farm Boy says:

    Gun grabber

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared the country’s “gun laws will change”


  51. Cheque d'Out says:

    GPS Knife Guy is from Cornwall. I told you that the Cornish were wrong. If you can’t even manage to put the cream on the scone before the jam…what chance have you in life?

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  52. Cheque d'Out says:

    Tasmania (/tæzˈmeɪniə/;[11] abbreviated as TAS) is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands.[12] The state has a population of around 526,700[1] as of March 2018. Just over forty percent of the population resides in the Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city, Hobart.[13]

    [Teeth the only thing that matter they are]


  53. Farm Boy says:

    Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) referred to illegal immigrants as her “constituents” during a Thursday House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing.


  54. Cheque d'Out says:

    I’m not sure that it can be avoided. There, here, many places.


  55. Cheque d'Out says:

    UNBELIEVABLE England Scotland Rugby game this afternoon.

    If you’ve never watched the game…this is an excellent introduction



  56. Cheque d'Out says:



  57. Cheque d'Out says:

    Sir Clive Woodward says he’s never seen a game like it, an amazing game of Rugby.

    I couldn’t sit still in my seat the whole match.

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  58. Cheque d'Out says:

    If you don’t want this meme, don’t act like a backstabbing cunt for people that’ll backstab you before the game’s done.

    It’s really that simple.

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  59. Cheque d'Out says:

    Some women are staunch


  60. Farm Boy says:

    [SG – Does not do either side justice, watch the full match]


  61. Cheque d'Out says:

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  62. Ame says:

    Cheque d’Out
    9h ago
    I merely proffer the link, let the expertise here flow

    737 Max: Finally the scrap from Seattle has to stay on the ground
    By VT Editors – March 15, 201971850
    Ex-pilot Haisenko about B 737 MAX:

    Finally the scrap from Seattle has to stay on the ground

    By Peter Haisenko – 15. March 2019

    Spawny – i tried to post this link on facebook and got “This post goes against our Community Standards, so no one else can see it.”

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  63. Cheque d'Out says:

    That’s a shame, Ame. I thought it was an interesting article (suffered a bit from translation to English). Thought it was becoming a little anti-American at the end but, to be fair, he mentioned the diesel issue. That’s anti-German. At which point I’m open to a little expert commentary from those that I trust more.


  64. Cheque d'Out says:

    Ooh look! A new hobby beckons

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  67. Liz says:

    I merely proffer the link, let the expertise here flow

    I posted a little info from Mike on the other thread (non-team players). I read portions of this article to him.
    Keep in mind SWA flies 737s exclusively. That’s almost 50 years (and I hate to even type this and jinx it) without any fatalities with the exception of the one passenger kind of recently, and that wasn’t an airframe issue but an engine issue. That’s a pretty solid record for an ostensible “faulty airframe”. And the Airbus, which the writer of the article compares as ostensibly more favorable and safer, has had quite a few crashes.

    This bit: The newer 737 models no longer have this emergency shutdown device.
    So the pilots can’t switch off the trim motor and save the plane even if they recognized the error. They would have to switch off the entire busbar on which the trim motor hangs. But this would shut down other elementary systems and it is a process that cannot be carried out in a fraction of a second.

    Is false. There are stabilizer trim cutoff switches.

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  68. Cheque d'Out says:

    Accurate? Who knows?

    Liked by 1 person

  69. Cheque d'Out says:

    Cheers Liz. I don’t have a position on the issue, I’m merely interested in knowing the truth.

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  70. Cheque d'Out says:

    Racist black MP causes(?) Large drop in donations to charity going to Africa…lol
    He’s one of our AOCs

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  71. Farm Boy says:

    BURLINGTON, VT—In an attempt to get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders camped out in the woods near one of his homes to try to catch a leprechaun.

    Spying a greedy little fellow hoarding a pot of gold near the end of a rainbow late in the morning, Sanders leaped out of a tree and grabbed the frightened mythological man by the collar, immediately beginning to rant about how the leprechaun is harming society by keeping the gold to himself. The leprechaun quickly teleported a few feet away and began cackling at the elderly senator, who shook his fist and waved his cane in the little guy’s direction.

    “You give that pot of gold to ol’ Bernie here for redistribution right away, you little weasel!” Sanders was heard shouting as he pursued the small man clothed in green across a field. “And I don’t want any of your tricks—every last gold coin must be surrendered to me for the greater good!”

    Finally, the leprechaun grew tired of hearing Sanders rant about the means of production and the plight of the proletariat, and so handed over the pot of gold just to shut him up.

    At publishing time, sources had confirmed that Sanders would, of course, be skimming a little off the top for himself as compensation for his selfless redistribution services.


  72. Farm Boy says:

    The dossier that launched several investigations into Donald Trump and his presidential campaign was based, in part, on posts from “random individuals” from a CNN website that allows the public to publish unverified information.

    Christopher Steele made the admission in a deposition given in connection with a lawsuit against the dossier. The judge released portions of the deposition this week.

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  73. Cheque d'Out says:

    Very happy for any help that you’re willing to offer to drain our swamp.

    Liked by 1 person

  74. Farm Boy says:

    After weeks of declining participation, France’s “yellow vest” protest movement attempted to rebound on Saturday with a major rally in Paris which quickly turned violent.

    Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters who erected barricades near the Champs-Elysees in scenes reminiscent of some of the most tense “yellow vest” rallies.


  75. BuenaVista says:

    The site bills itself as an intelligence community hotbed: “The Journal for the Clandestine Services.” Well, hardy har har.

    So, it’s total horseshit in that respect, and the wacko bird stories (including the one about how the 737 is unflyable) that I read achieved junior high school levels of insight.

    If you don’t like how Otto is trimming the plane, shut the fucker off and fly it to your target altitude with your brain, eyes, feet, hands. When you land, get into the books and figure out how you mis-programmed it.

    If people don’t realize yet that ANY successful Western corporation is a political target, fine. If people think 29 year-olds who can’t land a J-3 Piper Cub (most airline pilots can’t) should be flying passengers in a transport, fine. If people think some guy with 200 hours should be right seat in a transport, fine. I demur.

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  76. BuenaVista says:

    Anybody who flies anywhere is acutely conscious of a runaway trim situation. To The Liz’ point. This is all such bullshit.

    Put these 3rd World “pilots” in a Bonanza and require them to commute to work regardless of weather: They’d all be dead.

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  77. Farm Boy says:

    Are “third world pilots” a designated victim group?

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  78. Farm Boy says:

    Ocasio-Cortez Explodes After Learning Her ‘Unfavorable’ Rating Has Skyrocketed


  79. Farm Boy says:

    It took O’Rourke a full two days to apologize for his gender and skin color after announcing his candidacy, which is perhaps some sort of record.


  80. Farm Boy says:

    Students accused of sexual assault on college campuses deserve due process, St. Louis County NAACP President John Gaskin III recently advocated

    Gaskin was praising a bill in the Missouri State House that would provide due process protections for students accused of sexual assault, including the right to an attorney (at their expense) and the ability to cross-examine their accuser and the evidence and witnesses against them. The Associated Press reported the bill would also allow students to remove university officials overseeing procedures for a conflict of interest and keep schools from using terms like “victim” or “survivor” before any investigation has even taken place. Such words promote the presumption of guilt, supporters of the bill say.

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  81. Liz says:

    The Associated Press reported the bill would also allow students to remove university officials overseeing procedures for a conflict of interest and keep schools from using terms like “victim” or “survivor” before any investigation has even taken place. Such words promote the presumption of guilt, supporters of the bill say.

    One of Mike’s execs about five years ago was typing up a report regarding a rape allegation that had been successfully completely refuted (video evidence and everything). The paperwork still called the accuser a “rape survivor” so she called the headquarters people and asked if she could change the wording. Nope. Even a fake accuser remained a survivor.
    (not sure about the last two+ years, since things seemed to be reversing a little with the time limit moratorium on accusations, and removal of regulations and so forth)

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  82. Liz says:

    Wow, that was a great story about the dog rescue! Thank God that man had experience swimming in frozen water (in Siberia). What are the odds of that?!?!

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  83. Farm Boy says:

    The paperwork still called the accuser a “rape survivor” so she called the headquarters people and asked if she could change the wording. Nope. Even a fake accuser remained a survivor.

    I wonder if being forcibly required to spew BS is expected to win people to your side…

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  84. Liz says:

    Did you hear Chelsey Clinton was shamed by a bunch of Muslims for saying “anti-Semitism is wrong”? They said she was to blame for the shooting. Guess that’s the language of hate. 😆
    She was contrite of course…very important to virtue signal with contrition for saying anti-hate is wrong…as that is hate…or something.
    It pleases me liberals are being targeted. Almost made my day as much to read that as the dog rescue story. Not quite though, that was seriously cool.

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  85. BuenaVista says:

    People who think Russians aren’t tough haven’t worked in Russia.

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  86. Farm Boy says:

    Chelsea’s reaction shows that bullying works, at least if the correct victim groups are in the right places

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