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foxy  ·  1852 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Males are falling behind in education

I think it's that females are glorified, told to go out there, do amazing at school, go out there and do whatever your heart desires, education is seen as the amazing thing... and then males are sidelined, told athleticism is the end all, be all of their existence, and good grades are even looked down upon. This is of course coming from the perspective of someone still in high school.

foxy  ·  1858 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: White Lie Diseases or "Am I Special Enough Now?"

Airplanes is where you hear it the most out of older adults, but it's quite a trend on tumblr. Thankfully, most of that doesn't actually translate to real life.

foxy  ·  1858 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 150 year old cache of Mark Twain stories uncovered by Berkeley scholars.

I can't wait to see the stories! I assume that they're not as good as his other works, given the fact that they were never published, but I want to see them nonetheless.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why do you think vinyl is making a comeback as a form of media?

Modern vinyl can be expensive, too! My dream album is Demon Days by Gorillaz, but I'll likely never get it- it's over 250 bucks, last I checked.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Chrome passes 25% market share, IE and Firefox slip.

I would use Firefox more often, especially with the memory hog Chrome is growing to be, but for some reason I simply cannot get Flash to install on Waterfox, and I won't use another branch. So, Chrome it is.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Chrome passes 25% market share, IE and Firefox slip.

Well dang. I still have a 7 key floating around, I just don't want to do a clean install.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Chrome passes 25% market share, IE and Firefox slip.

What about Windows 8?

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Too Many White Hip-Hop Fans Don’t Give a Shit About Black People

Well, as I said in the second part of my response, I don't view it as white people not helping black people as much as it is rich people not helping poor people. Skin color doesn't matter. I'm sure there are some racists out there saying 'I won't help that nigger, he's black!' but they aren't large enough in number to effect any social trends.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Chrome passes 25% market share, IE and Firefox slip.

That seems interesting. I can't wait to check Edge out, though I'm not sure how I'm going to get Windows 10.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: FEMALE GAMERS

Didn't this trope die out already?

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Gay Marriage Arguments at the Supreme Court - The Atlantic

Personally, I don't believe gays should get married. Or straight people! At least, the government should not marry them. For tax purposes, we have civil unions. Let them find a church to marry them after if they wish, or call themselves married if they don't want the church mixed up in this either.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Gay Marriage Arguments at the Supreme Court - The Atlantic

Ideally, marriage was a union in which two people become one, equal in respect. Unfortunately, cultural aspects get in the way of that very often.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Citing Religious Beliefs, Muslim Gitmo Inmates Object To Female Guards : NPR

Isn't this the same place that the President was supposed to close?

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mayweather-Pacquiao was a complete waste of time and money

I agree, this fight was hyped to much. It was interesting, but completely and entirely unsurprising. They should have duked it out five years ago.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why do you think vinyl is making a comeback as a form of media?

Thanks for your reply! I can see your points- part of the appeal for me is being able to hold a more tangible representation of the art I'm listening to.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Too Many White Hip-Hop Fans Don’t Give a Shit About Black People

    I-i-i-in what way

The only reason black and white America are considered separate is that we keep them separate. Every news story that focuses on skin color when racism is not the reason is why it's there, dividing American culture between black and white is the reason why it's there. Our focus on race when racism is not present is why the division is there. The barrier is false because the only reason it exists is our focus on it.

    The cause of the apathy is stems from racism (and to a lesser extent, classism), not a division that "doesn't exist" (it totally does)

The cause of the apathy stems not from racism innate in society (while I don't deny there are avid racists out there, having dealt with them myself, they are not sufficient in number to account for a society wide trend). The cause of the apathy comes in a mixture of two parts- the false barrier of black and white America, and classism.

The false barrier is responsible for the apathy of white America not because white Americans are racist against black Americans, but the division causes each side to view the other as alien and strange. One group is not as apt to help another group that they see as outsiders- this has less to do with race as it does a basic human instinct to protect their group first and foremost.

Classism, I argue, is the bigger cause of white America's apathy- or rather, Rich America's apathy.More accurately phrased, White America is not apathetic to Black America, Rich America is apathetic to Poor America. The rich in America, whether black, white, straight, gay, male or female, do not help the poor in America because of the acutely American idea that any person, no matter their status, can help themselves if they only work hard enough, that every American is simply a temporarily embarrassed millionaire. Meanwhile, the poor in America are falling behind in education and are sinking further and further into poverty and crime- black, white, latino, gay, or straight.

    There's a difference between hating Iggy because she sounds "too black" and hating Iggy because she appropriates the shit out of hiphop culture and people eat it up

Cultural appropriation is a flawed idea, and very Americocentric. Disrespect of a culture, mocking it and wearing it without a thought of its history or meaning is bad. It's a really douche move. But it's not disallowed, and it's not a reason to bar people from doing it. However, respecting a culture, learning about it and partaking in it is never a bad thing. In fact, it's a very good thing! This is why I believe it's a flawed idea- the idea of cultural appropriation never distinguishes between respectful partaking of a culture and disrespectful trashing of it. It encourages separation and division.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: In which galen gets into high school drama for no reason

I honestly don't know why it turned into a fight. I agree with 8bit, it really should have stopped before then. Of course, I don't know either side of the conversation, but if he was being a dick and provoking an argument, you could have been the better man and not cooperate. If you were being a dick and provoking a fight, then... well, don't. All that said, his reaction at the very end was immature.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Too Many White Hip-Hop Fans Don’t Give a Shit About Black People

I think the division between white and black America is a false one, and is the cause of white America's apathy towards black America.

I also find it funny that the people decrying white America's apathy are the same people who uphold the division- for example, people that hate Iggy because she sounds too black.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski : What is your morning routine ?

My morning is rather simple.

-5:00 Wake up Snooze Alarm -5:30 Wake up again Take a shower (shampoo, conditioner, product) -5:45 Chat with Joshie -6:00 Sleep again, woo -7:00 Wake up again Don't miss bus -7:50 School

Simple enough, I suppose.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski : What is your morning routine ?

I don't think you can call that morning anymore.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The telephone was an aberation in human development.

That's true, and a sad thing if you ask me. Personally, I never let it go to message, but that's because I know if someone calls me, they need to get a hold of me immediately.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Flood (song inspired by and performed in ancient babylonian)

Thank God for the fact Soundcloud works in almost any browser. I enjoyed the song, but I have a feeling I only liked it because it's strange and foreign. There's a feeling I have that had this been in English, I wouldn't have been interested.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The telephone was an aberation in human development.

I believe that with the advent of answering machines, and Caller ID in the late 90s, the need to interrupt your day and rush to the bell ceased. After all, you could know who was calling with a little waiting with the tape, and immediately with ID, and could decide whether or not it's worth picking up.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 121st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

I plan on it! I have an album of 50 classical composes, but that's with my aunt. It's a nice find, but at the time I didn't have a player, and she had Grandfather's. I also have Amos Moses and The Preacher and the Bear by Jerry Reed, but I'll admit I don't enjoy it. I bought him from a yard sale, just to say I have a 45.

foxy  ·  1859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 121st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

I've been listening to a wider variety of music than usual lately because I have been given a record player. I don't have many albums at all, and only one modern piece.

So, I've been listening to the soundtrack of The King and I, Gorillaz (debut), Chopin's Fantasie, The White Album (Beatles), and Homework (Daft Punk).