Voat is run by 1 or 2 guys, their servers are overloaded, and they've had issues with where they were hosted. Something about child porn and nazi symbolism on German servers. So that's a thing. If voat can get all that under control by the time this Victoria stuff blows over then maybe. But I think reddit will be back to normal in a few days.
Reddit Blowing Up
Hey, maybe this is an opportunity Patrick ?
That Pao lady is an idiot.
Don't change AMA threads. IF you want to do something with videos and ads, make that an addition, not a replacement for AMAs.
If there is a mass exodus to other sites, I'll gladly go along with boycotting Reddit. I think the mods deserve some power and respect for helping to make reddit work.
The crime blotter of California has a lot of hispanic names if not Mexicans
AS does the census. The majority of Californians have Hispanic names. In many parts of California, it's a super majority.
Actually as a state they aren't technically a majority (over 50%) but they are the largest ethnic or racial group in California.
but the issue is the confusion of race and ethnicity with geographical identification
Okay, well I get what you're saying, and yet I don't get what it is that bothers you here.
negative remarks about Germans I would not expect the French to feel this were an attack on Europe
If Europeans were discriminated against as a group, then yes, I would expect that.
I guess you probably take issue with the term Latino and Latina ? I suppose you think that people should not identify themselves that way ? When referring to themselves, they should specify what country their ancestors are from, and ideally they should have some sort of certification of the percentage of Caucasian ancestry, possibly some DNA analysis to back up any claims of being significanty "white."?
You're an idiot on this topic, and obviously have some issues with Mexicans.
I'm "white" and I feel Trumps comments are an attack on immigrants to America no different than things said about various non Anglo immigants a century ago. That is, Irish, Italians, whatever.
Being half Irish, I see it as the same kind of bullshit some of my ancestors had to deal with back then.
Other Latin Americans are understandably offended. They deal with a lot of the same discrimination, and they are often even mistaken for being Mexicans if first generation, with a Spanish accent.
Actually, no. Here are a few demographic comparisons via the CIA world fact book.
I get where you're coming from on this, and the reason for your commments about Columbians etc. You don't think other Latin Americans should identify with Mexicans because after all, they're racially different.;
Just in case Trumps comments weren't racist enough for some people, you want to take it to a whole different level.
Just out of curiosity regarding this:
Mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) 62%
Does your CIA fact book tell you exactly what percentage "indian" is in ones bloolines in order to be categorized in this way rather than "white" or "European."
Also, last I checked, Spanish is European.
I would say anyone who wants to find it offensive are free to do so. I find it offensive. The list of non-Mexican people, organizations and corporations that have spoken out about how offensive his comments were just keeps growing. A lot of people and organizations that have anything to do with Trump are cutting ties with him over it.
IS that Captain ? You're making no sense.
most USA Americans would say yes, and would be unaware that many Latino countries are primarily European American
Including Mexico. Not that the distinction means all that much.
let's pretend reality is that the Mexican illegals are Indians who have been disenfranchised in their own homeland
I don't think anyone is pretending that.
Just facts, there are a lot of illegals that are here and have been for a while and they aren't going anywhere. Our economy probably even needs them (for the future of our population).. The number is fairly steady, and a fight against the number growing is as strong as it's ever been, and Trump isn't talking about increasing that fight, or sending them back. Other than criminals that are already aggressively sent back. So what the hell is he talking about, other than uninformed hate ?
Do you disagree with me ? That is that the typical moderate voter is more likely to relate to the regular life family values or the typical Mexican American than toDonald Trump?
Pick a side is what he's saying.
Most regular Americans are going to say Fuck Donald Trump. If not, that's just bad for Republicans. IF he can build a sizable coalition around this message, then Republicans are so fucked.
IT might be meaningless and vague, such as saying that they totally disagree with TRump and that they are all about improving job opportunities, or it could be more meaningful but still potentially lies, and talking about immigration bills they are for and or against.
It's hype and BS that's designed to get a bigger piece of the latino vote which is going to be nearly necessary to win the white house. It will be totally necessary 20 years from now.
You can be sure that if there's an immigration bill that includes amnesty, republicans want credit for it. Is that not obvious ? They retain the hater racist vote, no matter what. Where else are the haters gonna go, even if they don't like an amnesty bill ? Look how quickly they forgave Reagan, and made him a hero.
Remember, folks: not hypocrisy.
Why am I not surprised.
I'm also amazed that Trump said what he said in the first place
Me too. I don't know, but I think an awful lot of middle of the road, non political people, that is nonhispanic politically moderate people feel like, "fuck Donald Trump !"
Maybe the idea is, that people that feel that way are supposedly all in blue states so it doesn't matter to republicans. If that's what he was assuming, he might be in for a surprise. .
Maybe he's sort of "setting a pick" for Jeb Bush. (basket ball analogy).
Whatever his intentions, I think it ultimately serves to hurt the southern redneck wing of the party, which is a good thing. Republicans better decide whether they are with the moderate voter or not.
MY prediction: They will try to forge some kind of pro latino platform, that's simultaneouly still against gay marriage ("see how the liberals are taking us to hell?), pro guns, and of course all about cutting taxes for the "middle class: (ie, actually for the rich)
Funny, I can't see any of the comments here, with my regular account that ignores so many of the clowns. But if I turn that off.
Hey Liberals there this thing called History, and another thing called Science.
Yes, definitely correct.
It makes me wish there was no government at all. Because then if new forms of energy were developed, that are better on many levels, we wouldn't even have to know about it, because the fossil fuel companies would have 100% control (instead of just nearly 100%) over the energy markets.
The way things are is much worse, where the educated people have to actually learn what's not happening that should be happening.
Women won't be satisfied until we live in a matriarchy.
Are we there yet ?
but I don't think he really turns off people who are on the line/agnostic.
Yes he does. I was speaking from experience.
"Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist and outspoken atheist, said that Cruz’s ability to convert millions to atheism was “nothing short of extraordinary.”
Yeah, people are like, "look at this asshole, if that's what Christianity is, I'm out."
Ironic though, that Dawkins would say that, because he's the kind of guy that turns some agnostic folks closer to God.
Interesting. They say it's an amplifier.
It amplifies the signal so that the car can receive the keys signal from far a way, instead of only within a few feet. This is for the kind of keyless entry where you touch the door of the car, and then the car talks to the key you have in your pocket (or if amplified, the key that's inside your home).I think these are usually cars with keyless ignition too.
Not a worry for me.
Women who breed with Alpha assholes instead of Beta creators
I see this as the result of our messed up economic situation, rather than the result of people not marrying younger. I think you underestimate the mating decisions of women. A lot of women are acting pretty much like men have for generations. Sowing some wild oats in college (if not sooner) but working hard at building a career one way or the other. We can reminisce about an era when it didn't take 2 wage earners to support a family. That is, back when way more women were happy to be housewives and mothers and nothing else, in part because the economy allowed for it, but also just because that was the culture then.
I feel like I'm looking at a much more whole and complex picture of what we've been discussing, and I don't understand the obsession with women being somehow ruined because they aren't tied to one man sooner. I just don't see it. If anything it's what frees them to be doctors or lawyers or whatever.
At the same time, I do have some issues with welfare culture, and I wonder, the way things are going whether one day we might have to have rules about who reproduces. But I know that's extremely radical and (it is in this case) off topic. But among the poor and uneducated, there are circles where living off the govt tit is acceptable, and that's where I see the phenomenon you're talking about:
breed with Alpha assholes instead of Beta creators
This is among unintelligent women, who don't have other options. And that is a problem. But these same girls hooking up younger changes nothing. It' would often be with the same losers. Your story about a girl falling in love with a teacher type ? That's just a young girls crush, and you're talking in that case about an intelligent girl who has the potential to go far with career, so it's more than questionable whether she would benefit from marrying at 16.
I'm not going to repeat the rest. I'm assuming that in your arrogant view, what I'm saying is not worth comprehending.
There is a positive side to the way our culture does things. You're focus is only on the negative.
I'm assuming that you think all that mumbo jumbo about brain maturity is hog wash, and you can't see any positive side to our cultures view on women getting married later,
or that there is any merit to statutory rape laws.
I disagree, and I may have strayed but I never got fully off topic. These things are all related.
instead of sneaking out the window every night which is the real situation.
Maybe with a small percentage of girls. That percentage is surely much higher in countries where the age of consent is 13.
YOu're not comprehending what I'm saying.
to a 15 year old girl that lives in this culture (you object to) where she is pretty much forbidden from getting in any kind of trouble
Women are preparing themselves to sit at desks and talk on the phone
Again, check this out: http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/medical-school-graduates-by-gender/
We have close to the same number of female doctors coming out of Med school as men.
In many ways a 15-year old has MASSIVELY superior judgement to a college party girl.
Funny. You're comparing a college party girl, to a 15 year old girl that lives in this culture (you object to) where she is pretty much forbidden from getting in any kind of trouble. Maybe you need to compare that college party girl to a 15 year old girl in Chile, that doesn't have any guardians keeping her out of trouble and then see who has the better judgement. What's the chance that that girl in Chile, if she has the potential to be a doctor or a lawyer, will become one ?
Best case for her is that she finds a guy that will take good care of her. Worst case she gets attached to an abusive asshole, or even worse.
Okay, then where do you get all the nonsense about girls that don't have a husband by the time they're 16 are likely to be crack addicts or fucking criminals by the time they're 19? (yes, I exaggerate what I've heard you say a few times).
IT takes all kinds.
Have you ever been to a frat party?
Of course, and I had a period when I did my share of "partying." The point about the prefrontal cortex maturing in the early to mid 20s wasn't that a 19 year old women has great judgement. But it's better than a 15 year olds, and usually not as good as a 25 year olds. These are undisputable facts.
In your fantasy world, you generalize that a woman is ruined if she doesn't have a steady man by the time she's 17 or something. I have a sister, 1.5 years older than me, and I've known a lot of women, and know a lot of my ex-students that are in college now, and I have no idea what you're talking about.
AS far as I can tell, with respect to preparing for good careers, women are doing better than men these days or certainly just as well.
IT's all making sense now.
Sure sometimes the guy "taking advantage" of the young girl is a good guy, and things work out. But there is no rule that that has to be the case. And it's tougher these days. I think this is a lot about your story, and I'm happy for you man, but I think you're generalizing too much.