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4/13/2016 4:33:52 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
List your dream trump cabinet, or add to mine.

Secretary of State: Omarosa Manigault
Press Secretary: Milo Yiannopoulos
Attorney General: Ann Coulter
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4/13/2016 4:38:30 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
Lol Milo as press secretary may even be better than Ann Coulter... maybe they could share the job?

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4/13/2016 4:40:48 PM
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At 4/13/2016 4:38:30 PM, thett3 wrote:
Lol Milo as press secretary may even be better than Ann Coulter... maybe they could share the job?

Vice President- Jeb Bush

Bush would have to wear a dog collar if he wants the position.
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4/13/2016 4:46:17 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 4:40:48 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 4/13/2016 4:38:30 PM, thett3 wrote:
Lol Milo as press secretary may even be better than Ann Coulter... maybe they could share the job?

Vice President- Jeb Bush

Bush would have to wear a dog collar if he wants the position.

Haha

But in all seriousness, Trump has hinted pretty strongly that he is going to pick an establishment Republican as his VP. Not ideal, but it might be necessary to hopefully unify the party

I think there's actually a good chance that Kasich ends up being the VP, especially if Trump needs those Ohio delegates (Ohio's laws are that if the winner drops out, all 66 go to the runner up). Not ideal at all, but it's probably what we're going to be faced with. The good news is that Trump can pick whoever he wants for his cabinet. Assuming he wins there's basically a 100% chance that Senator Jeff Sessions will get some position
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4/13/2016 4:48:04 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 4:33:52 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
List your dream trump cabinet, or add to mine.

Secretary of State: Omarosa Manigault
Press Secretary: Milo Yiannopoulos
Attorney General: Ann Coulter

While I don't have any idea who you lose to pick, I do have to say congratulations for being the person to post the 65,000th topic, at least until spam topics are deleted. Your winner!
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4/13/2016 4:54:45 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 4:46:17 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/13/2016 4:40:48 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 4/13/2016 4:38:30 PM, thett3 wrote:
Lol Milo as press secretary may even be better than Ann Coulter... maybe they could share the job?

Vice President- Jeb Bush

Bush would have to wear a dog collar if he wants the position.

Haha

But in all seriousness, Trump has hinted pretty strongly that he is going to pick an establishment Republican as his VP. Not ideal, but it might be necessary to hopefully unify the party

I think there's actually a good chance that Kasich ends up being the VP, especially if Trump needs those Ohio delegates (Ohio's laws are that if the winner drops out, all 66 go to the runner up). Not ideal at all, but it's probably what we're going to be faced with. The good news is that Trump can pick whoever he wants for his cabinet. Assuming he wins there's basically a 100% chance that Senator Jeff Sessions will get some position

I would actually be fine with Kasich as VP. The debate would probably suck, because he's terrible at it, but other than that I don't see a problem.
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4/13/2016 5:26:35 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 4:33:52 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
List your dream trump cabinet, or add to mine.

Secretary of State: Omarosa Manigault
Press Secretary: Milo Yiannopoulos
Attorney General: Ann Coulter

VP - Sarah Palin
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4/13/2016 5:29:47 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 4:54:45 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 4/13/2016 4:46:17 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/13/2016 4:40:48 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 4/13/2016 4:38:30 PM, thett3 wrote:
Lol Milo as press secretary may even be better than Ann Coulter... maybe they could share the job?

Vice President- Jeb Bush

Bush would have to wear a dog collar if he wants the position.

Haha

But in all seriousness, Trump has hinted pretty strongly that he is going to pick an establishment Republican as his VP. Not ideal, but it might be necessary to hopefully unify the party

I think there's actually a good chance that Kasich ends up being the VP, especially if Trump needs those Ohio delegates (Ohio's laws are that if the winner drops out, all 66 go to the runner up). Not ideal at all, but it's probably what we're going to be faced with. The good news is that Trump can pick whoever he wants for his cabinet. Assuming he wins there's basically a 100% chance that Senator Jeff Sessions will get some position

I would actually be fine with Kasich as VP. The debate would probably suck, because he's terrible at it, but other than that I don't see a problem.

I dont think he would take it, he seems pretty adamant against the idea cause whenever someone asks him if he would be Trumps VP, he goes to the same reply about how he's going to be president.

If Trump does decide to go 'establishment' for VP, he'll pick Rubio or Scott Walker, since Trump actually named them both by name http://www.businessinsider.com...
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4/13/2016 5:30:08 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 5:26:35 PM, imabench wrote:
At 4/13/2016 4:33:52 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
List your dream trump cabinet, or add to mine.

Secretary of State: Omarosa Manigault
Press Secretary: Milo Yiannopoulos
Attorney General: Ann Coulter

VP - Sarah Palin

She can be Secretary of the Interior. Lots of helicopter-shooting photo ops.
"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
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4/13/2016 5:31:14 PM
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I actually read somewhere that if the GOP convention ends up being contested, Trump could end up with Cruz as his VP whether he likes it or not, which I think would be a hysterical twist in fate for both of them XD
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4/13/2016 5:32:22 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 5:29:47 PM, imabench wrote:
At 4/13/2016 4:54:45 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 4/13/2016 4:46:17 PM, thett3 wrote:

Haha

But in all seriousness, Trump has hinted pretty strongly that he is going to pick an establishment Republican as his VP. Not ideal, but it might be necessary to hopefully unify the party

I think there's actually a good chance that Kasich ends up being the VP, especially if Trump needs those Ohio delegates (Ohio's laws are that if the winner drops out, all 66 go to the runner up). Not ideal at all, but it's probably what we're going to be faced with. The good news is that Trump can pick whoever he wants for his cabinet. Assuming he wins there's basically a 100% chance that Senator Jeff Sessions will get some position

I would actually be fine with Kasich as VP. The debate would probably suck, because he's terrible at it, but other than that I don't see a problem.

I dont think he would take it, he seems pretty adamant against the idea cause whenever someone asks him if he would be Trumps VP, he goes to the same reply about how he's going to be president.

If Trump does decide to go 'establishment' for VP, he'll pick Rubio or Scott Walker, since Trump actually named them both by name http://www.businessinsider.com...

Ugh, Scott Walker creeps me out. He's like that one weird Scout leader you were never sure about. I guess I could deal with Little Marco.
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4/13/2016 5:34:12 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 5:31:14 PM, imabench wrote:
I actually read somewhere that if the GOP convention ends up being contested, Trump could end up with Cruz as his VP whether he likes it or not, which I think would be a hysterical twist in fate for both of them XD

LOL. That would be hilarious. Trump would just cuck him hardcore for the entire campaign in revenge.
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4/13/2016 5:46:08 PM
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Milo is so ratchet I love him. He's an openly gay man who bashes lesbians. "I like women, I want them to be happy, and so I"d rather they weren"t lesbians. Because of course lesbians are much more likely to be obese, much more likely to be involved in domestic violence, much more likely to get into all sorts of trouble. Lesbians on the whole don"t seem very happy. They don"t report themselves as being happy. And what we know about lesbians tells us they get fat, miserable, and I would rather save women from that and encourage them to have happy and healthy relationships with men, which means taking down feminism."
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4/13/2016 6:49:38 PM
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At 4/13/2016 5:46:08 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Milo is so ratchet I love him. He's an openly gay man who bashes lesbians. "I like women, I want them to be happy, and so I"d rather they weren"t lesbians. Because of course lesbians are much more likely to be obese, much more likely to be involved in domestic violence, much more likely to get into all sorts of trouble. Lesbians on the whole don"t seem very happy. They don"t report themselves as being happy. And what we know about lesbians tells us they get fat, miserable, and I would rather save women from that and encourage them to have happy and healthy relationships with men, which means taking down feminism."

I would like to know where he got the evidence to make these claims, considering what I've read says otherwise about lesbian relationships. Otherwise it seems like there's some cognitive dissonance here. You seem to have a tendency to like pompous jerks. I spoke to my statistics professor who has a daughter who had Chomsky as a professor and she had nothing nice to say about his personality.
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4/13/2016 8:23:37 PM
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At 4/13/2016 6:49:38 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/13/2016 5:46:08 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Milo is so ratchet I love him. He's an openly gay man who bashes lesbians. "I like women, I want them to be happy, and so I"d rather they weren"t lesbians. Because of course lesbians are much more likely to be obese, much more likely to be involved in domestic violence, much more likely to get into all sorts of trouble. Lesbians on the whole don"t seem very happy. They don"t report themselves as being happy. And what we know about lesbians tells us they get fat, miserable, and I would rather save women from that and encourage them to have happy and healthy relationships with men, which means taking down feminism."

I would like to know where he got the evidence to make these claims, considering what I've read says otherwise about lesbian relationships.

The reason he gives is this: "It"s clear that male homosexually has existed since Sparta and before. Lesbianism seems almost a sort of modern fashion driven by fourth wave feminism. We know that women have much more malleable sexuality. We know that women are much more likely to go between men and women in their lifetime. So it"s not unreasonable to suppose that the gulf between the sexes that is being widened by feminism is going to lead to more women having relationships with women."

I don't find his argument convincing by the way.

Otherwise it seems like there's some cognitive dissonance here. You seem to have a tendency to like pompous jerks. I spoke to my statistics professor who has a daughter who had Chomsky as a professor and she had nothing nice to say about his personality.

If Chomsky is a pompous jerk, then why does he take time out of his day to reply to virtually all the emails he gets, including all of mine? I don't know how Chomsky is as a professor, although I've heard some accounts (all of them positive) but based on my experience I certainly don't get the sense that he's a "pompous jerk".

I also fail to see how this qualifies as "cognitive dissonance"...
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4/13/2016 8:31:59 PM
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" Oh, absolutely. Maybe I chose the wrong disease. Maybe I should"ve said feminism is really more like AIDS. But that just got confusing, so we went with cancer. The funny thing is that I did a poll, and 22,000 people voted. The poll wording was "Would you rather your child have (a) feminism or (b) cancer?" Cancer won by 55 percent to 45 percent."

Making light of AIDS as a gay man. That's our Milo!
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4/13/2016 8:36:46 PM
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At 4/13/2016 8:23:37 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/13/2016 6:49:38 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/13/2016 5:46:08 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Milo is so ratchet I love him. He's an openly gay man who bashes lesbians. "I like women, I want them to be happy, and so I"d rather they weren"t lesbians. Because of course lesbians are much more likely to be obese, much more likely to be involved in domestic violence, much more likely to get into all sorts of trouble. Lesbians on the whole don"t seem very happy. They don"t report themselves as being happy. And what we know about lesbians tells us they get fat, miserable, and I would rather save women from that and encourage them to have happy and healthy relationships with men, which means taking down feminism."

I would like to know where he got the evidence to make these claims, considering what I've read says otherwise about lesbian relationships.


The reason he gives is this: "It"s clear that male homosexually has existed since Sparta and before. Lesbianism seems almost a sort of modern fashion driven by fourth wave feminism. We know that women have much more malleable sexuality. We know that women are much more likely to go between men and women in their lifetime. So it"s not unreasonable to suppose that the gulf between the sexes that is being widened by feminism is going to lead to more women having relationships with women."

I don't find his argument convincing by the way.


Otherwise it seems like there's some cognitive dissonance here. You seem to have a tendency to like pompous jerks. I spoke to my statistics professor who has a daughter who had Chomsky as a professor and she had nothing nice to say about his personality.

If Chomsky is a pompous jerk, then why does he take time out of his day to reply to virtually all the emails he gets, including all of mine? I don't know how Chomsky is as a professor, although I've heard some accounts (all of them positive) but based on my experience I certainly don't get the sense that he's a "pompous jerk".

I also fail to see how this qualifies as "cognitive dissonance"...

I find that argument ridiculous and I'm surprised that even he is using that to back his claims. It's "cognitive dissonance" because I find it odd that this homosexual is attacking lesbians, where naturally it would seem that his behavior is contradicting what he "should" be thinking. It could be anything really, possibly displacement where he's taking out his frustrations on the minority that also represents his demographic in some way (attacking heteros would make it much worse). It could be a weird form of reaction formation because he hates himself. It could be projection where he wants lesbians to take the blame and be attacked instead of himself. To go off of this it could also be downward social comparison where he's looking for a comparison group (which he tries to lower even further) to make himself feel better about himself.

As for Chomsky, he teaches at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, most likely a linguistics and/or psychology professor. Just because someone responds to all their emails doesn't automatically excuse them from being a prick. Maybe first hand interaction is much different from how he interacts with others over email, but I'm sure that if someone with a PHd in psychology calls him an "a-hole" (but still smart), there has to be some logical reason behind it
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4/13/2016 8:40:30 PM
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At 4/13/2016 8:36:46 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/13/2016 8:23:37 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/13/2016 6:49:38 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/13/2016 5:46:08 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Milo is so ratchet I love him. He's an openly gay man who bashes lesbians. "I like women, I want them to be happy, and so I"d rather they weren"t lesbians. Because of course lesbians are much more likely to be obese, much more likely to be involved in domestic violence, much more likely to get into all sorts of trouble. Lesbians on the whole don"t seem very happy. They don"t report themselves as being happy. And what we know about lesbians tells us they get fat, miserable, and I would rather save women from that and encourage them to have happy and healthy relationships with men, which means taking down feminism."

I would like to know where he got the evidence to make these claims, considering what I've read says otherwise about lesbian relationships.


The reason he gives is this: "It"s clear that male homosexually has existed since Sparta and before. Lesbianism seems almost a sort of modern fashion driven by fourth wave feminism. We know that women have much more malleable sexuality. We know that women are much more likely to go between men and women in their lifetime. So it"s not unreasonable to suppose that the gulf between the sexes that is being widened by feminism is going to lead to more women having relationships with women."

I don't find his argument convincing by the way.


Otherwise it seems like there's some cognitive dissonance here. You seem to have a tendency to like pompous jerks. I spoke to my statistics professor who has a daughter who had Chomsky as a professor and she had nothing nice to say about his personality.

If Chomsky is a pompous jerk, then why does he take time out of his day to reply to virtually all the emails he gets, including all of mine? I don't know how Chomsky is as a professor, although I've heard some accounts (all of them positive) but based on my experience I certainly don't get the sense that he's a "pompous jerk".

I also fail to see how this qualifies as "cognitive dissonance"...

I find that argument ridiculous and I'm surprised that even he is using that to back his claims. It's "cognitive dissonance" because I find it odd that this homosexual is attacking lesbians, where naturally it would seem that his behavior is contradicting what he "should" be thinking. It could be anything really, possibly displacement where he's taking out his frustrations on the minority that also represents his demographic in some way (attacking heteros would make it much worse). It could be a weird form of reaction formation because he hates himself. It could be projection where he wants lesbians to take the blame and be attacked instead of himself. To go off of this it could also be downward social comparison where he's looking for a comparison group (which he tries to lower even further) to make himself feel better about himself.


Oh, I thought you meant my like of Chomsky contradicted one of my other beliefs. It's not hard to understand why Milo bashes lesbians despite being gay himself. He's entire shtick is to be as outrageous as he can, and to flaunt all the normal rules of acceptable behavior. He's basically just another Ann Coulter.

As for Chomsky, he teaches at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, most likely a linguistics and/or psychology professor. Just because someone responds to all their emails doesn't automatically excuse them from being a prick. Maybe first hand interaction is much different from how he interacts with others over email, but I'm sure that if someone with a PHd in psychology calls him an "a-hole" (but still smart), there has to be some logical reason behind it

Chomsky generates a lot of hostility toward himself because of his outspoken political views. Does your friend happen to be a conservative?
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4/13/2016 8:42:44 PM
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At 4/13/2016 8:40:30 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/13/2016 8:36:46 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/13/2016 8:23:37 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/13/2016 6:49:38 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/13/2016 5:46:08 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Milo is so ratchet I love him. He's an openly gay man who bashes lesbians. "I like women, I want them to be happy, and so I"d rather they weren"t lesbians. Because of course lesbians are much more likely to be obese, much more likely to be involved in domestic violence, much more likely to get into all sorts of trouble. Lesbians on the whole don"t seem very happy. They don"t report themselves as being happy. And what we know about lesbians tells us they get fat, miserable, and I would rather save women from that and encourage them to have happy and healthy relationships with men, which means taking down feminism."

I would like to know where he got the evidence to make these claims, considering what I've read says otherwise about lesbian relationships.


The reason he gives is this: "It"s clear that male homosexually has existed since Sparta and before. Lesbianism seems almost a sort of modern fashion driven by fourth wave feminism. We know that women have much more malleable sexuality. We know that women are much more likely to go between men and women in their lifetime. So it"s not unreasonable to suppose that the gulf between the sexes that is being widened by feminism is going to lead to more women having relationships with women."

I don't find his argument convincing by the way.


Otherwise it seems like there's some cognitive dissonance here. You seem to have a tendency to like pompous jerks. I spoke to my statistics professor who has a daughter who had Chomsky as a professor and she had nothing nice to say about his personality.

If Chomsky is a pompous jerk, then why does he take time out of his day to reply to virtually all the emails he gets, including all of mine? I don't know how Chomsky is as a professor, although I've heard some accounts (all of them positive) but based on my experience I certainly don't get the sense that he's a "pompous jerk".

I also fail to see how this qualifies as "cognitive dissonance"...

I find that argument ridiculous and I'm surprised that even he is using that to back his claims. It's "cognitive dissonance" because I find it odd that this homosexual is attacking lesbians, where naturally it would seem that his behavior is contradicting what he "should" be thinking. It could be anything really, possibly displacement where he's taking out his frustrations on the minority that also represents his demographic in some way (attacking heteros would make it much worse). It could be a weird form of reaction formation because he hates himself. It could be projection where he wants lesbians to take the blame and be attacked instead of himself. To go off of this it could also be downward social comparison where he's looking for a comparison group (which he tries to lower even further) to make himself feel better about himself.


Oh, I thought you meant my like of Chomsky contradicted one of my other beliefs. It's not hard to understand why Milo bashes lesbians despite being gay himself. He's entire shtick is to be as outrageous as he can, and to flaunt all the normal rules of acceptable behavior. He's basically just another Ann Coulter.

As for Chomsky, he teaches at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, most likely a linguistics and/or psychology professor. Just because someone responds to all their emails doesn't automatically excuse them from being a prick. Maybe first hand interaction is much different from how he interacts with others over email, but I'm sure that if someone with a PHd in psychology calls him an "a-hole" (but still smart), there has to be some logical reason behind it

Chomsky generates a lot of hostility toward himself because of his outspoken political views. Does your friend happen to be a conservative?

No, he's a behavioral neuroscientist and does not take politics into account (no psychologist should). Although, he seems to be more liberal than conservative. I, however, strongly disagree with his political views.
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4/13/2016 8:43:53 PM
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At 4/13/2016 8:42:44 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/13/2016 8:40:30 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/13/2016 8:36:46 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/13/2016 8:23:37 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/13/2016 6:49:38 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/13/2016 5:46:08 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Milo is so ratchet I love him. He's an openly gay man who bashes lesbians. "I like women, I want them to be happy, and so I"d rather they weren"t lesbians. Because of course lesbians are much more likely to be obese, much more likely to be involved in domestic violence, much more likely to get into all sorts of trouble. Lesbians on the whole don"t seem very happy. They don"t report themselves as being happy. And what we know about lesbians tells us they get fat, miserable, and I would rather save women from that and encourage them to have happy and healthy relationships with men, which means taking down feminism."

I would like to know where he got the evidence to make these claims, considering what I've read says otherwise about lesbian relationships.


The reason he gives is this: "It"s clear that male homosexually has existed since Sparta and before. Lesbianism seems almost a sort of modern fashion driven by fourth wave feminism. We know that women have much more malleable sexuality. We know that women are much more likely to go between men and women in their lifetime. So it"s not unreasonable to suppose that the gulf between the sexes that is being widened by feminism is going to lead to more women having relationships with women."

I don't find his argument convincing by the way.


Otherwise it seems like there's some cognitive dissonance here. You seem to have a tendency to like pompous jerks. I spoke to my statistics professor who has a daughter who had Chomsky as a professor and she had nothing nice to say about his personality.

If Chomsky is a pompous jerk, then why does he take time out of his day to reply to virtually all the emails he gets, including all of mine? I don't know how Chomsky is as a professor, although I've heard some accounts (all of them positive) but based on my experience I certainly don't get the sense that he's a "pompous jerk".

I also fail to see how this qualifies as "cognitive dissonance"...

I find that argument ridiculous and I'm surprised that even he is using that to back his claims. It's "cognitive dissonance" because I find it odd that this homosexual is attacking lesbians, where naturally it would seem that his behavior is contradicting what he "should" be thinking. It could be anything really, possibly displacement where he's taking out his frustrations on the minority that also represents his demographic in some way (attacking heteros would make it much worse). It could be a weird form of reaction formation because he hates himself. It could be projection where he wants lesbians to take the blame and be attacked instead of himself. To go off of this it could also be downward social comparison where he's looking for a comparison group (which he tries to lower even further) to make himself feel better about himself.


Oh, I thought you meant my like of Chomsky contradicted one of my other beliefs. It's not hard to understand why Milo bashes lesbians despite being gay himself. He's entire shtick is to be as outrageous as he can, and to flaunt all the normal rules of acceptable behavior. He's basically just another Ann Coulter.

As for Chomsky, he teaches at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, most likely a linguistics and/or psychology professor. Just because someone responds to all their emails doesn't automatically excuse them from being a prick. Maybe first hand interaction is much different from how he interacts with others over email, but I'm sure that if someone with a PHd in psychology calls him an "a-hole" (but still smart), there has to be some logical reason behind it

Chomsky generates a lot of hostility toward himself because of his outspoken political views. Does your friend happen to be a conservative?

No, he's a behavioral neuroscientist and does not take politics into account (no psychologist should). Although, he seems to be more liberal than conservative. I, however, strongly disagree with his political views.

Well, I would be interested to hear why he finds Chomsky so unlikable. His reason is probably stupid.
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4/13/2016 9:00:29 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 8:42:44 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
Milo probably has had an overexposure to feminist lesbians.

I'm sure there are plenty of normal lesbians out there.
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4/13/2016 9:41:37 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 4:33:52 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
List your dream trump cabinet, or add to mine.

Secretary of State: Omarosa Manigault
Press Secretary: Milo Yiannopoulos
Attorney General: Ann Coulter

VP: Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho

Rest of Cabinet: Filled with winners of the Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice
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4/13/2016 9:46:37 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 4:33:52 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
List your dream trump cabinet, or add to mine.

Secretary of State: Omarosa Manigault
Press Secretary: Milo Yiannopoulos
Attorney General: Ann Coulter

Also, Zombie Rob Ford should be in his cabinet somewhere.
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4/13/2016 9:49:00 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 4:33:52 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
List your dream trump cabinet, or add to mine.

Secretary of State: Omarosa Manigault
Press Secretary: Milo Yiannopoulos
Attorney General: Ann Coulter

Also, to answer this:

Vice President: Bernie Sanders

Secretary of State: Ivanka Trump

Secretary of the Treasury: Eric Trump

Secretary of Defense: Melania Trump

Attorney General: Trump's "very good lawyers"

Secretary of the Interior: Charlene Spretnak

Secretary of Agriculture: Sharon Presley

Secretary of Commerce: Alice Schwarzer

Secretary of Labor: Griselda Pollock

Secretary of Health and Human Services: Ann Simonton

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Marie-Laure Sauty de Chalon

Secretary of Transportation: Whatever can move across walls the fastest

Secretary of Energy: Jill Stein

Secretary of Education: Tiffany Trump

Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Carol Cohn

Secretary of Homeland Security: Tori Amos

White House Chief of Staff: Anastasia Powell

Director of the Office of Management and Budget: Ailsa McKay

Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency: A Sapient Bear

Trade Representative: Brigitte Young

Ambassador to the United Nations: Emma Watson

Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers: Gudrun Schyman

Administrator of the Small Business Administration: Barron Trump
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4/13/2016 9:50:28 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 9:50:02 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 4/13/2016 9:49:00 PM, PetersSmith wrote:

Secretary of Energy: Jill Stein


I lost it there....

Feel the power of alternative energy.
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4/13/2016 9:51:19 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 9:50:28 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/13/2016 9:50:02 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 4/13/2016 9:49:00 PM, PetersSmith wrote:

Secretary of Energy: Jill Stein


I lost it there....

Feel the power of alternative energy.

All 5 micro watts....
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4/13/2016 9:56:21 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 9:51:19 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 4/13/2016 9:50:28 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/13/2016 9:50:02 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 4/13/2016 9:49:00 PM, PetersSmith wrote:

Secretary of Energy: Jill Stein


I lost it there....

Feel the power of alternative energy.

All 5 micro watts....

Solar power, wind energy, hydroelectric power, geothermal energy, wave and tidal power, and biofuels are sustainable and renewable energy sources. We will run out of oil.
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4/13/2016 11:05:34 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 9:56:21 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/13/2016 9:51:19 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 4/13/2016 9:50:28 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/13/2016 9:50:02 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 4/13/2016 9:49:00 PM, PetersSmith wrote:

Secretary of Energy: Jill Stein


I lost it there....

Feel the power of alternative energy.

All 5 micro watts....

Solar power, wind energy, hydroelectric power, geothermal energy, wave and tidal power, and biofuels are sustainable and renewable energy sources. We will run out of oil.

Not in your lifetime.
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4/13/2016 11:06:09 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/13/2016 11:05:34 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 4/13/2016 9:56:21 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/13/2016 9:51:19 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 4/13/2016 9:50:28 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/13/2016 9:50:02 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 4/13/2016 9:49:00 PM, PetersSmith wrote:

Secretary of Energy: Jill Stein


I lost it there....

Feel the power of alternative energy.

All 5 micro watts....

Solar power, wind energy, hydroelectric power, geothermal energy, wave and tidal power, and biofuels are sustainable and renewable energy sources. We will run out of oil.

Not in your lifetime.

I'll still be alive 50 years from now.
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