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Postby Greg » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:10 pm

The Silence Breakers are TIME's 2017 Person of the Year:

https://www.today.com/news/silence-brea ... ar-t119689
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Postby ITALIANO » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:19 pm

Sonic Youth wrote:
ITALIANO wrote: There's something deeply disturbing in all this, and no, I am not referring to the accused men for once.


"For once"?? Let's not overstate things, shall we?

(BTW, I'm flattered that you use your most elaborate English for me, but I prefer the word "terpsichorean", thank you.)


My English may not be as good as yours, but it's full of content at least. Yours is just surface and jokes. But you are still reasonably young - you can change.

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Re: Web of Sex Scandals

Postby Sonic Youth » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:11 am

ITALIANO wrote: There's something deeply disturbing in all this, and no, I am not referring to the accused men for once.


"For once"?? Let's not overstate things, shall we?

(BTW, I'm flattered that you use your most elaborate English for me, but I prefer the word "terpsichorean", thank you.)
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Re: Web of Sex Scandals

Postby taki15 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:53 am

I think that Oliver Willis tweet says everything that has to be said.

https://twitter.com/owillis/status/936271159720579074

"Does Hillary Clinton (a woman) have the temperament to be president?" - asked by the men abusing and raping their coworkers and subordinates.

That was 2016.

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Postby ITALIANO » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:24 am

Sonic Youth wrote:
taki15 wrote:Don't be so hard on Lauer. He was just helping a fellow sexual predator.


Wasn't sure who you meant at first, but now I think I do.

https://www.salon.com/2017/11/29/matt-l ... y-scandal/

I see a sliding scale forming. The Garrison Keillor accusation really does look like a big pile of nothing, and no, you can't compare Franken to Moore, but he's a creep and so is Barton (who I actually felt bad for at first). That's quite a way to cap off a legacy, Mr. Conyers. I'll wait until everything has come out about President Smallhands before evaluating him, and it will come out. Moore, Weinstein and Spacey may be the top of their echelons, but Matt Lauer... wow. I don't know if he's the worst of them all, but he's clearly the most evil.


The tricoteuses are back... I am so glad that I don't find any pleasure in reading about such stuff, in making lists of (possible) sexual predators, in amxiously looking for new ones every day, in mixing the guilty with the innocent (but then, sex is never innocent, right?). There's something deeply disturbing in all this, and no, I am not referring to the accused men for once.

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Re: Web of Sex Scandals

Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:38 pm

Greg wrote:
Sonic Youth wrote:. . . but he's a creep and so is Barton (who I actually felt bad for at first). . .


I thought everything about Barton involved consenting adults.


Well, that is a difference, yes. It really should be no one's business. He has an appalling lack of judgement, though.
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Postby Greg » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:32 pm

Sonic Youth wrote:. . . but he's a creep and so is Barton (who I actually felt bad for at first). . .


I thought everything about Barton involved consenting adults.
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Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:20 pm

taki15 wrote:Don't be so hard on Lauer. He was just helping a fellow sexual predator.


Wasn't sure who you meant at first, but now I think I do.

https://www.salon.com/2017/11/29/matt-l ... y-scandal/

I see a sliding scale forming. The Garrison Keillor accusation really does look like a big pile of nothing, and no, you can't compare Franken to Moore, but he's a creep and so is Barton (who I actually felt bad for at first). That's quite a way to cap off a legacy, Mr. Conyers. I'll wait until everything has come out about President Smallhands before evaluating him, and it will come out. Moore, Weinstein and Spacey may be the top of their echelons, but Matt Lauer... wow. I don't know if he's the worst of them all, but he's clearly the most evil.
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Re: Web of Sex Scandals

Postby taki15 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:42 pm

Don't be so hard on Lauer. He was just helping a fellow sexual predator.

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Postby Big Magilla » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:13 am

Sonic Youth wrote:
Greg wrote:This is an even bigger surprise than Charlie Rose.


Eh, not really. Because nothing surprises anymore.

But Matt Lauer takes the cake, wears the crown, whatever cliche you want to use. Just dumbfounding.

http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/matt-l ... 202625959/

The special lock he installed for his office.... the lengths NBC went to in order to protect this guy, up to and including this morning... all totally normal, right? I mean, people are not perfect and you gotta think of the bottom line.

(BTW, it was amusing to read that Keillor's wife - a classical violinist - is named Jenny Lind Nilsson. Classical music aficionados will understand.)

I was as shocked as you can be these days by Charlie Rose, but not Matt Lauer. I never liked him, always thought he was a phony. That hardboiled interview of Hillary and softball interview of Trump last year was the last straw, not that I ever watched him much anyway, but after that I couldn't take him at all.
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Postby Precious Doll » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:51 am

These scandals are spreading worldwide as they should. This is a rundown on a 'popular' Australian gardening TV host. I've never seen the show and have never given the man a second thought - would recognise him if I walked past him - but apparently he is a huge celebrity. Don't read if eating, it is beyond sickening behaviour spanning over 20 years:

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/ce ... f2227a365c
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Postby Precious Doll » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:34 am

"I have no interest in all of that. I find that all tabloid stupidity" Woody Allen, The Guardian, 2014, in response to his adopted daughter's allegations.

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Re: Web of Sex Scandals

Postby Sonic Youth » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:54 pm

Greg wrote:This is an even bigger surprise than Charlie Rose.


Eh, not really. Because nothing surprises anymore.

But Matt Lauer takes the cake, wears the crown, whatever cliche you want to use. Just dumbfounding.

http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/matt-l ... 202625959/

The special lock he installed for his office.... the lengths NBC went to in order to protect this guy, up to and including this morning... all totally normal, right? I mean, people are not perfect and you gotta think of the bottom line.

(BTW, it was amusing to read that Keillor's wife - a classical violinist - is named Jenny Lind Nilsson. Classical music aficionados will understand.)
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Re: Web of Sex Scandals

Postby Greg » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:59 pm

This is an even bigger surprise than Charlie Rose.

Garrison Keillor Accused Of 'Inappropriate Behavior,' Minnesota Public Radio Says:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way ... radio-says
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Re: Web of Sex Scandals

Postby OscarGuy » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:47 am

Stop comparing Al Franken to Roy Moore.

Roy Moore is a child predator and has been accused by several women.

Al Franken groped two women and has had two dozen (his former staffers and his former SNL colleagues) come forward and say the were never treated with anything but respect.

They are not equivalent. They will never be equivalent. Franken might be a tad bit skeezy at times, but he's not a fucking predator, especially not a CHILD predator.

This has zero to do with politics. Republicans tend to largely defend their predators whereas Dems tend to run them out on a rail. Clinton is not germane to the situation as we are in different clime today than we were two decades ago. It does not excuse what he did, but the two situations are not even remotely similar. Clinton hasn't been a candidate in two decades. Moore IS a candidate and whether you agree with what Clinton did or not, again, the two are NOT the same. Moore is a CHILD PREDATOR. There is no moral equivalence.
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