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About bearrock

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    seems like forever
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  1. Standing during the Pledge or National Anthem

    Apparently the actual quote from the union was as follows: I don't think that's the same as what that CNN headline claims
  2. Standing during the Pledge or National Anthem

    I'm not offended by the kneeling. But if the actions of the employees are creating a business problem for the employer and that employer changes the policy so that the employees are not forced to act in contravention of their principles but no longer have the opportunity to protest on the employer's dime while the employer donates a chunk of money to the employees' cause, isn't that a pretty good result for the protesting employees?
  3. 2017 - 18 Washington Capitals Thread I like where the guys are at. I don't think this year is going to be the same old Caps in game 7.
  4. If Kim is not sincerely considering total denuclearization, calling off the summit is probably the most responsible course of action. If Trump calls it off due to those concerns, he should get credit for not chasing a deal at all cost for the political benefit.
  5. 2017 - 18 Washington Capitals Thread

    You should totally watch the highlight. That play was emblematic of how the caps earned this victory. Tampa was tilting the ice and Caps were under fire. DSP cleared the puck and Stevenson raced down to prevent the icing. Beagle hustled down with him to win the puck and passed it back to Stevenson behind the net. Stevenson made a great pass to streaking DSP who beelined all the way down after clearing that puck and buried it in the 5 hole. NBC showed one shot that shows that DSP was the last man one either team after clearing that puck and he just races towards the Tampa goal even though it was an icing play. Just a great effort by DSP, Stevenson, and Beagle
  6. I think Peterson knew exactly what he was doing when he used the term "enforced monogamy". The term's imprecise definition, yet evocative imagery, I'd bet, allows for certain type of response from his core followers. Yet when called out on it, he can hide behind, that word doesn't mean what you think it does. I doubt that the word choice accidental. Now at the core of things, Peterson and his defenders are still wrong. They are conflating the definition of monogamy or socially promoted monogamy with enforced monogamy. Some examples of how the term has been used in anthropological circles show that it is indeed reprehensible (as shown by Peterson's world view as described in that article, some examples which are cited by Destino, and requires no real parsing to understand what he's saying). Given Peterson's familiarity with lobsters, it would not be at all surprising if he came across the term in "Monogamy in Crustacea and Man". That paper defines three categories of monogamy So yeah, advocating enforced monogamy as a solution for guys not being able to find a willing partner is every bit as despicable as one would think, regardless of whether the method employed is physical, mental, societal, or any other means of coercion. This isn't some bias of the reader showing through.
  7. All things Sports Talk Radio - DMV (met)

    Why isn't the cheerleading scandal a bigger deal? I was hoping it would bring down Snyder
  8. So have you learned enough about Peterson now to decide whether he's a misogynist or not?
  9. Election 2018 Thread

    Yeah, no expert in election law, but I think it's reasonable to deny a second bite at the apple. I doubt Blankenship is doing it in hopes of winning, just seems like an attempt at a big middle finger to McConnell, especially after McConnell's team took a bit of a victory lap after the primary.
  10. Election 2018 Thread

    Looks like he's going to challenge the law. He must really hate McConnell
  11. After PB's post, my vision of Peterson followers
  12. Just because bullying is not the root cause of school shooting doesn't mean we should shrug it off. (I agree it is not the root cause). Telling kids to solve it with fist is a stupid and irresponsible suggestion. If your boss and coworkers are bullying and creating a hostile workplace, should you punch em in the mouth or report to HR or sue? You wanna punch your neighbor the next time they are being an ass? How about we try the novel idea of stopping the bullies instead blaming the victims?
  13. I don't think anyone say that bullying is a justification for destruction of property or above. And it's entirely possible that these murderers would have latched onto some other real or perceived injustice as justification for their murders. I'm not sure who we are telling to get over the bullying, but if it's to the psychos, I doubt it does anything. If it's to suffering victims who are suffering in silence or defeat, it's obviously wrong.
  14. So, your response is to stop questioning them?
  15. If that's going to be the response to bullying, we are probably not going to like the results. Why not just apply that mentality to all aspects of life? Racial injustice, IRS messed up processing your returns, someone rammed your car, random drunk punches you on the street. It happens, get over it. Telling kids to get over being bullied in school rather than stopping the bullies is a total dereliction of responsibility by all adults involved.