Antisemitism isn't just ‘Jew-hatred' – it's anti-Jewish racism by JewsAreOfColor in politics

[–]HongKongPhooey 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

This is semantically false. Many Israeli Jews could be considered anti-semites for their treatment of Palestinians, another semitic people, yet they clearly wouldn't be anti-Jewish racists. You are conflating all semitic peoples with Jews, a very particular semitic people. I would also say anti-semites don't seem particulary concerned about Syrians or other semitic speaking people, they just really hate Jews, so I very much doubt semitism has anything to do with it.

Ashkenazi Jews Are Still People of Color: Reply to Critics by JewsAreOfColor in politics

[–]HongKongPhooey 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I am talking about the race dynamics in modern day USA, not 1930's Weimar Germany. Irish and Italians were not viewed as white either at one point, but are today, at least in the US

Ashkenazi Jews Are Still People of Color: Reply to Critics by JewsAreOfColor in politics

[–]HongKongPhooey 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Perhaps, but I can see why African-Americans think they are not. Even liberal non-anti-semites like Whoopi Goldberg don't view Jews as people of color.

They see people who look white, and have even more social and economic privilege than the 'other whites'.

In terms of being visibly non-white, they are not of color. In terms of privilege, they are NOT in the same boat as the African-Americans and other people of color despite what the New York Times may be writing. They are only non-white in a purely genetic sense that their DNA is roughly 1/2 middle eastern, but not in any of the ways that actually matter socially.

Hi, commie here, I will nationalize your toothbrush! by Enlighten3d in Introductions

[–]HongKongPhooey 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah, a society with a 'good' ruler is probably preferable to rule of the masses, I do sympathize with the Nietzschean type of elitism and understand where you are coming from. I also think a bad ruler is probably worse than democracy, and I have seen too many of them. Its like the Stanford Prison experiments, giving people this kind of authority over others tends to lead to abuses of power, I think it isi unfortunately human nature, and the type of person who can wield this responsibly is rare.

Hi, commie here, I will nationalize your toothbrush! by Enlighten3d in Introductions

[–]HongKongPhooey 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Hello new person, I'm somewhat alt-left oriented as well. I also hate the new woke left attitude, and agree with you on some of these things. I am all for gay rights, but not this trans ideology, they are like evangelicals who want to force people to conform to their ideology. IDGAF what people want to do in their private lives, but all this canceling and make-believe pronoun shit is not OK with me.

I also care about the environment and am no fan of capitalism, although I'd hesitate to call myself a communist or socialist, and am absolutely terrified by the idea of combining monarchy with communism, seems like an authoritarian nightmare. Personally I'd prefer my communism of the anarcho- variety, but would support the scandinavian model of faux-neo-socialism as an improvement (this is just capitalism with high taxes and a robust social safety net).

But anyways, it'll be nice to have another person around who likes discussing political and economic theory

Cop Allowed to Quietly Resign Despite Video of Him Obliterating Innocent Woman's Face by HongKongPhooey in PoliceMisconduct

[–]HongKongPhooey[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is ridiculous. A normal citizen would face charges for this. If anything the officer should face enhanced charges for abuse of power while committing this crime

Gingerbread Wiener Men - NSFW by tyranicaloverlord in dailyphotoshop

[–]HongKongPhooey 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I like it, very progressive to affirm their gender identities

Raspberry Pi demolished by monster 128-core ARM CPU! (20:53) ~ Jeff Geerling by JasonCarswell in RaspberryPi

[–]HongKongPhooey 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I highly recommend the RISC laptops. The ARM Macbook doesn't get all hot and loud from the fans when you build a program or run heavy software, it's really very nice, My intel macbook would get so hot on the bottom I'd flip it upside down when doing a build that took a few minutes. I don't think I'll go back to the x64 architecture in a laptop, I really hope we get some other options soon besides macbooks or those fake tablet-laptop surfacebook things

Raspberry Pi demolished by monster 128-core ARM CPU! (20:53) ~ Jeff Geerling by JasonCarswell in RaspberryPi

[–]HongKongPhooey 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I am waiting to replace my macbook m1 with something else that runs an ARM based RISC processor but I can run linux on

What do you think of China? by Leon369 in AskSaidIt

[–]HongKongPhooey 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

If you come from HK, you are Chinese too

😂 Hong Kong Phooey is actually an old slightly racist cartoon about a janitor dog that does karate and fights crime. I am American, the username is meant to be ironic

What do you think of China? by Leon369 in AskSaidIt

[–]HongKongPhooey 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I don't trust em, they have sneaky eyes!

Raspberry Pi demolished by monster 128-core ARM CPU! (20:53) ~ Jeff Geerling by JasonCarswell in RaspberryPi

[–]HongKongPhooey 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Ok, I admit thats cool AF, but this comparison is hardly fair. I looked up that chip and it costs $5800, while the best Rasperry Pi's are like $200. I'm probably not gonna look at that to self host a small website, that looks like enterprise hardware. Pretty amazing tech tho, server farms would use way less electricity on those I would think.

Austria Will Seize Your Car if You Break the Speed Limit by 37 MPH or More by HongKongPhooey in news

[–]HongKongPhooey[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

If you go twice the legal limit in towns they'll take your car.

It seems like this is a step early to me to be seizing property. Step 1 for an incredibly reckless driver ought to be taking away their license, not their valuable property. If you catch him driving with a suspended license, now it seems like there is more of a public safety argument for seizing his vehicle so he can't use it.

Florida man 'has sex with mate's dog in public' before destroying church nativity scene by HongKongPhooey in NotTheOnion

[–]HongKongPhooey[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I HOPE he was on some kind of drugs when he did this. The alternative is too scary to comprehend.

I suspect he probably was, but this is still pretty frightening. I did my share of drugs in my day, but nothing like fucking my friend's dog ever crossed my mind

UN envoy admits fabricating claim of Viagra-fueled rape as ‘Russian military strategy’ by HongKongPhooey in propaganda

[–]HongKongPhooey[S] 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

It would be a lot easier to take those claims seriously if we would stop making up false claims that are adjacent to them. This is the second time they have done this. Earlier this year they said Russian's were raping 1-year old babies, and then had to admit they completely fabricated it. How can I possibly take any rape claims at face value when the media has shown a propensity for repeatedly lying about this specific subject and making up Russian fear porn. I'm not inclined to believe a fucking word they say about Russia at this point unless there is absolutely unimpeachable proof. "Russia shoots missiles into Poland", Oops our mistake, it was Ukraine. "Russia blows up own pipeline". Yeah I don't fucking think so. "The Ghost of Kiev". Oh that was just an urban legend.

Tucker Carlson: Twitter was permanently censoring users at the request of the DNC and Biden campaign by AXXA in politics

[–]HongKongPhooey 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

This nigga is even worse than socks

Goodbye folks, it's been fun by Zoooombeh in SaidIt

[–]HongKongPhooey 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Zom....Noooooo...

You're a good man Zom, I'll selfishly miss having you around. Best wishes friend. 🙏

Hi. I'm wondering if you can help me with something. I'm trying to compile a comprehensive list of everyone who advocated against our rights with regard to the vaccine. by x0x7 in conspiracy

[–]HongKongPhooey 9 insightful - 3 fun9 insightful - 2 fun10 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

It's so many people, I almost feel like you'd be better off compiling a list of the people that spoke out against this, with absence from the list indicating culpability

US sanctions and economic conditions drive Nicaraguan migration, while Washington blames repression by HongKongPhooey in politics

[–]HongKongPhooey[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Why do they have sanctions and a shit economy?

Usually its because the South American country attempts some sort of socialist government that would nationalize the natural resources such as oil, which would mean Chevron and co cant drill it. See Venezuela just last week, sanctions lifted, Chevron allowed to drill. Or Chile's fascist constitution (put in place by our fascist puppet Pinochet) that we stopped them from rewriting because we didn't want them nationalizing the resources earlier this year. You are right that its no accident.

Communism vs Free-market Capitalism... by eater_of_gods in whatever

[–]HongKongPhooey 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes you are absolutely right. I think people become trapped in duality

QAnon Leader Accidentally Outs Self As Statutory Rapist in Lawsuit Against Local Paper by ActuallyNot in conspiracy

[–]HongKongPhooey 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

With that as your bases for judgment.

It's basis, not bases

The Mysterious Case of Zika-Microcephaly's Disappearance by HongKongPhooey in conspiracy

[–]HongKongPhooey[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This one is Airbus, although Edward had one going too

The Mysterious Case of Zika-Microcephaly's Disappearance by HongKongPhooey in conspiracy

[–]HongKongPhooey[S] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It has nothing to do with Zika.

That's the case the author was making as well

They began adding a pesticide called pyriproxyfen to the water supply in Brazil

Aha. Now that does seem like the most plausible explanation, and the author didn't seem to make that connection. Thanks for the info

The Mysterious Case of Zika-Microcephaly's Disappearance by HongKongPhooey in conspiracy

[–]HongKongPhooey[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Nigga you arent even an American

Models of Consumer Behavior by KateWilson in Togetherforever

[–]HongKongPhooey 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yous mah nigga fam

Growing Trend of People Reporting Unexplained Sickness That Won't Go Away by Rastafoo in VaccineInjuries

[–]HongKongPhooey 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That kinda sounds like a sinus infection. That doesn't even sound like the symptoms of 'long covid', which I suspect is just ME/CFS. Probably just the effects of weakened immune systems making them more prone to infections. We know they are running out of antibiotics for kids getting strep and ear infections

Welcome by catlover1019 in Zoophilia

[–]HongKongPhooey 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No I dont want any goddamn animal fuckers here, get lost

Law professor: Chesapeake schools "don't have a choice" when it comes to allowing "Satan Club" by HongKongPhooey in whatever

[–]HongKongPhooey[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah, I agree, we ought to keep religious groups out of public schools period. I don't really want anyone going to the schools to indoctrinate children with their religions

Doggy dick by [deleted] in Zoophilia

[–]HongKongPhooey 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

s/zoophilia ? You sick fuck

68 Countries Where Homosexuality Is Illegal by JasonCarswell in Sex

[–]HongKongPhooey 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Don't worry assfed, i wont the muzzies hurt you

Matt Taibbi releases THE TWITTER FILES. The first installment in a series. This is the greatest election interference in US history. People from Twitter and the media need to be locked up. by Chipit in news

[–]HongKongPhooey 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Social pressure - a group annoyed with Star of David Swastika post by Kanye

That image is the 'Raelian Star', a legally protected and registered trademark of a religious group that does not espouse any hateful views

https://trademarks.justia.com/852/32/n-85232504.html

Anyone can request this and can send a legally-binding 'cease and desist' request to anyone,

I'm still not sure you understand what legally binding means, there isn't any legal obligation created by receiving a cease and desist letter

Matt Taibbi releases THE TWITTER FILES. The first installment in a series. This is the greatest election interference in US history. People from Twitter and the media need to be locked up. by Chipit in news

[–]HongKongPhooey 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Anyone can request this and can send a legally-binding 'cease and desist' request to anyone.

No.

Anyone can request Twitter remove anything they want, but there isn't anything legally binding about this. They appear to only be responsive to the requests of elected officials, which by law CANNOT be legally binding, as the 1st amendment prohibits the government from restricting speech in this manner

If you mean anyone can send a cease and desist letter from a lawyer, they can also do this, but this is also not legally binding in any way shape or form. These letters are sent by legal teams to signal their willingness to file a suit in court if one does not 'cease and desist'

Matt Taibbi releases THE TWITTER FILES. The first installment in a series. This is the greatest election interference in US history. People from Twitter and the media need to be locked up. by Chipit in news

[–]HongKongPhooey 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Libel, slander, and defamation law: the basics

Are you aware of how high the bar is for this for journalists? I'll give you an example.

Sarah Palin sued the NYT for printing false information about her, suggesting she was responsible for Gabby Gifford's shooting

Her team proved that information was false

Her team proved NYT knew the information was false

They could not prove the NYT printed the false information 'with malice', and hence NYT was not found guilty.

https://deadline.com/2022/02/sarah-palin-libel-new-york-times-dismissed-1234933150/

It is pretty clear this laptop story would not have met the bar for libel, as even conspiratorial speculation is protected speech

Switzerland Considers Electric Vehicle Ban To Avoid Blackouts by TheRealPanzer in technology

[–]HongKongPhooey 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

😂

68 Countries Where Homosexuality Is Illegal by JasonCarswell in Sex

[–]HongKongPhooey 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'd say that Muslim nations are highly overrepresented in that graph. They are a bunch of zealots

Intro And What Job Do You Do? by alexachris in Introductions

[–]HongKongPhooey 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I dress up like a kitty cat and go potty in a litterbox while people on the internet watch

😼

The new House Minority Leader, Hakeem Jefferies, is an election denier. by P-38lightning in politics

[–]HongKongPhooey 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm certainly no fan of the dems, but...

they introduced the Patriot Act

I'm pretty sure this was a Republican sponsored bill (Jim Sensenbrenner). It was also signed into law by George W. There was only 1 person who voted against it, Feingold, a democrat.

Hellbent on starting new wars, invading countries

This has historically been the province of the Republican party, and its been Democrats that have been anti-war. Although the Dems are responsible for this Ukraine nonsense. The Bushes were responsible for the lsat few times we actually deployed the military in invasions

Rand Paul: Fauci Caused 7 Million People To Die; “We’ve Caught Him Red Handed, He Won’t Get Away” by Questionable in news

[–]HongKongPhooey 9 insightful - 3 fun9 insightful - 2 fun10 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

He's probably gonna get away with it. I'd be shocked to see any real consequences for him, or even a public 'canceling' for that matter, but good for Rand Paul for at least trying

England player made penis disappear in shower - leaving Gerrard & Crouch baffled by HongKongPhooey in NotTheOnion

[–]HongKongPhooey[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

😮

Raëlianism by AXXA in memes

[–]HongKongPhooey 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah it isn't, Elon is an idiot. Thats a registered religious symbol, they are nutty, but not a hate group

Raëlianism by AXXA in memes

[–]HongKongPhooey 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Indiana Dad Sentenced to 70 Years as Judge Notes He 'Fails to Show Remorse' for Torturing and Murdering 4-Year-Old Son by HongKongPhooey in news

[–]HongKongPhooey[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Thats millions of dollars in taxpayer money, this subhuman is not redeemable and cannot be rehabilitated. Immediate execution by the state would be appropriate.

Urbit is clean-slate OS and network for the 21st century by LarrySwinger2 in Internet

[–]HongKongPhooey 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That looks really cool, although not at all what I was expecting when they call this an 'OS'

What if in the end mass shooters have just had it with the F'ed up society we are in and simply lived up to their fantasies? Haven't you ever felt like you wish to shoot all your public enemies? by Hadit in AskSaidIt

[–]HongKongPhooey 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I mean I can sympathize with the feeling, but in my mind its like 95% of the human population that needs to go, and enacting violence against a number of people that I can count on a few hands isn't gonna make a dent or accomplish a damn thing. You lose and society still wins, but I can certainly see why people snap when they feel they have nothing left to lose. These incidents are certainly a symptom of a very broken and dysfunctional society driving people towards a situation where self-annihilation and destruction seems like their best option. We are failing as a society

On another note, I don't see this post as crossing the line, and think that there is a constructive discussion to be had here, but I have a feeling the mods are not going to see this the same way I do. I would be a little more....delicate in how you broach this topic in the future, as I would be surprised if this stays up given the posts I have seen taken down in the past

Mum branded 'indiscreet' after breastfeeding child in middle of supermarket by HongKongPhooey in NotTheOnion

[–]HongKongPhooey[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

😮

A question for those that can cipher. by Eatshitmotherfuckers in whatever

[–]HongKongPhooey 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

cubic root(8) / square root (9). Ok I cheated writing the powers

QAnon Leader Accidentally Outs Self As Statutory Rapist in Lawsuit Against Local Paper by ActuallyNot in conspiracy

[–]HongKongPhooey 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

But the reason it's statuary rape, is not because they didn't want to consent, it's because the law doesn't recognise that consent.

Now we are getting somewhere, but that is not what you said.

A 15 year old can't consent.

^ Thats what you said

Sexual development involves mucking about with other kids your own age. It's a journey of discovery. Cutting the corners by being exploited by someone who already knows how it goes when you should be playing does permanent damage to your development because you can't go back and do it right.

Yes, but this isn't actually an issue of consent. One could make a similar case for middle age adults legally dating 18 year olds.

Furthermore, it's hilarious that you insist that a 15 year old cannot consent to having sex, but can consent to having gender reassignment surgery.

QAnon Leader Accidentally Outs Self As Statutory Rapist in Lawsuit Against Local Paper by ActuallyNot in conspiracy

[–]HongKongPhooey 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A 15 year old can't consent.

Don't be an idiot of course they can. The law recognizes this when the other person is under 18. A 15 year old having sex with a 17 year old isn't rape unless its actually coerced...because they CAN consent. There is just a magical point at which the other person becomes a certain age and they lose this ability... allegedly.