Trolls, lol

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Trolls, lol

Post by Pyrrho » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:42 am

What a world, what a world...

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... lband-lgbt
Instead, the hot take machine has been duly cranked up, and producers have been soliciting pundits to appear on the airwaves to debate whether changing one’s age is in fact the same as changing one’s gender. Even a cursory Googling reveals that one premise of Ratelband’s decision is nonsense: people are already able to conceal their ages on Tinder simply by upgrading to a paid version – a much cheaper and more discreet solution than a lawsuit that makes international headlines. But, of course, worldwide brouhaha was the entire point of this silly exercise, as Ratelband is in fact one of the Netherlands’ most notorious trolls – as Dutch social media users have desperately been trying to tell anyone who will listen.
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Post by JO 753 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:06 pm

Frum the article:
Unsurprising, then, that Ratelband also used his Washington Post interview as an opportunity to praise Donald Trump, observing: “Trump is the first one who is honest. He shows his emotion on Twitter, saying to everyone, ‘Shut up.’ He’s a new kind of person.”
I wunder wy he didnt petition the court to be 40 yirz yunger? A little Grecian Formula 16 and surely he coud fool sum uv the female stoopider chrumps. (just made that wun up now!)
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Re: Trolls, lol

Post by landrew » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:19 pm

That is a can o' worms worth considering. When you allow someone to choose their gender, you are ignoring biological evidence such as chromosomes, in favor of psychological factors such as sexual identity.

It's a bit harder to justify changing your age by choice, because even if you choose to declare your age as 21, when your body is 81, the biology trumps whichever demented reasoning you may have on the matter.
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Post by JO 753 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:41 pm

How DARE you uze 'trump' and 'demented' in the same sentens! You must be part uv the left wing liberal media hillary conspirasy cover-up obama luvr PC femenist illigal immigrant deep state collusion secret sosiety!
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Re: Trolls, lol

Post by Austin Harper » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:57 pm

You can also conceal your age by just lying about it. Watch this: I'm 22 years old.
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Post by landrew » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:57 pm

Austin Harper wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:57 pm
You can also conceal your age by just lying about it. Watch this: I'm 22 years old.
But we know you lied.
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Post by Aztexan » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:46 pm

I believe him.
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Post by OlegTheBatty » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:57 pm

Likewise. You CAN conceal your age by lying about it.
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