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  1. Comment on Men going their own way: the rise of a toxic male separatist movement in ~tech

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    Hi dubteedub - we've never talked before on this but I'm just wondering how you are working towards getting them banned? The fact that TRP even exists is crazy to me (though is a logical...

    Hi dubteedub - we've never talked before on this but I'm just wondering how you are working towards getting them banned? The fact that TRP even exists is crazy to me (though is a logical misogynistic consequence of pick up artistry and inceldom conflated together).

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  2. Comment on What are the best, most interesting TV shows from outside the US? in ~tv

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    Surprised to have gotten a reply to this, haha. No worries! Glad you enjoyed it.

    Surprised to have gotten a reply to this, haha. No worries! Glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. Comment on What are the best, most interesting TV shows from outside the US? in ~tv

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    The German show Dark is incredible. I just finished watching the first season this evening and it's the most perfect season of television I've seen in a long, long time. Literally the only thing I...

    The German show Dark is incredible. I just finished watching the first season this evening and it's the most perfect season of television I've seen in a long, long time. Literally the only thing I would rate alongside The Sopranos or The Wire. It has it all - complexity, deep philosophy, theoretical physics, horology, sci-fi elements, brilliant characterisation/acting, unpredictability, great dialogue and masterful pacing. Check it out.

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  4. Comment on Ukranian Boeing 737-800 plane with 176 people on board crashes near Tehran, Iran with no survivors in ~news

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    The Ukranian airline in question has no previous crashes. The model of plane in question has has 12 crashes worldwide after logging 240 million hours of flight time. It went down in an air space...

    The Ukranian airline in question has no previous crashes. The model of plane in question has has 12 crashes worldwide after logging 240 million hours of flight time. It went down in an air space pervaded by different military factions amongst high tensions. Occam's Razor, lads. There's bad timing and then there's bad timing

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  5. Comment on Jeffrey Epstein Commits Suicide at Manhattan Jail in ~news

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    How did they not have him under 24/7 security considering he had already tried to commit suicide since being taken into custody? I'm by no means a conspiracy theorist but come on.

    How did they not have him under 24/7 security considering he had already tried to commit suicide since being taken into custody? I'm by no means a conspiracy theorist but come on.

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  6. Comment on What do we do about the violence of lonely young men? in ~misc

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    Just to let you know, this was a great comment. Thinking of reading Bowling Alone when I get the chance. Thanks.

    Just to let you know, this was a great comment. Thinking of reading Bowling Alone when I get the chance. Thanks.

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  7. Comment on Zizek: "Was I right to back Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton? Absolutely" in ~misc

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    Brilliant article, really captures how ideologically shattering the 2016 election was for the Establishment at large. Very interesting how you have two radically different approaches to...

    Brilliant article, really captures how ideologically shattering the 2016 election was for the Establishment at large. Very interesting how you have two radically different approaches to undermining the system on the left (Sanders) and the right (Trump himself). Civil war is semantics; Zizek is correct when he points out that identity politics, as championed by the left, are really just narrative devices to allow the non-marginalised to capitalise on the marginalised.

    The slow and eventual collapse of each side is predicated on class struggle as whole, just from differing viewpoints. Surely now it must be acknowledged that the system is not working, that this is not, for any intents and purposes, a functioning democracy - red versus blue needs to be replaced with something more partisan.

    As far as I can tell, both parties have been hollowed by various representatives of the lobbying industry, various war hawks and the perpetuation of the petrodollar. The aftermath of 2016 has illustrated how corrupt and hollow the system has become - it's no longer about voting for a candidate, it's about replacing the system entirely.

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  8. Comment on National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is only two months away! in ~creative

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    I've never tried it, and my life is so busy at the moment that I have no chance of making 50k in a single month, but I think I might aim for 80k - 90k twice in six months in the hopes of having...

    I've never tried it, and my life is so busy at the moment that I have no chance of making 50k in a single month, but I think I might aim for 80k - 90k twice in six months in the hopes of having two novel manuscripts by this time next year.

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