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#115 - You should have, Canadians are notoriously court-shy and becom…  [+] (1 new reply) 03/05/2016 on America Great Again 0
#118 - sacrilegious (03/05/2016) [-]
I'm only here until April, though, and I'd only be going after $2,500 + distress or whatever, probably not even worth it after attorney fees. Plus, I screwed up twice in the middle (although the first mistake was theirs), so they'd probably hack off my award for that. Idk, I didn't feel like spending the next six months in the Canadian court system for a few grand. If they hadn't fixed it by the New Year, I absolutely would have, though.
#112 - ****, yeah Canadian bureaucracy can be an absolute pain in the…  [+] (3 new replies) 03/05/2016 on America Great Again 0
#114 - sacrilegious (03/05/2016) [-]
Yeah. Dunno if it's even that much worse than the US, just bureaucracies suck in general.

Basically, CIC screwed up, I mailed them, screwed up, mailed them again, forgot to sign, mailed again, they screwed up. Mailed a fourth time, and they finally fixed it, five months after my original application for a study permit, denying me almost four months' worth of wages and the cost to send registered mail to Ottawa every couple of weeks. If I was here for much longer I probably would have tried to take their asses to court.
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#115 - bokkos (03/05/2016) [-]
You should have, Canadians are notoriously court-shy and become a lot more willing to please if you have a clear case that they were being petty negligent bastards. I'd say "Come back soon," but it seems there's quite a few Americans looking to drop by in the near future so it might be redundant.
#118 - sacrilegious (03/05/2016) [-]
I'm only here until April, though, and I'd only be going after $2,500 + distress or whatever, probably not even worth it after attorney fees. Plus, I screwed up twice in the middle (although the first mistake was theirs), so they'd probably hack off my award for that. Idk, I didn't feel like spending the next six months in the Canadian court system for a few grand. If they hadn't fixed it by the New Year, I absolutely would have, though.
#107 - Well it's at .70 AMD, so 30% savings; I know at my school the …  [+] (5 new replies) 03/05/2016 on America Great Again 0
#108 - sacrilegious (03/05/2016) [-]
Really? Here's its about twice if I remember right.
That may be true, but I work a specialized job on campus (hence, my struggle with CIC).

Nope. Started last August, wrapped up in January.

It has nothing to do with the Government, honestly, just fuck-ups at CIC who didn't know the law. Then you have to mail everything back and forth and mail in this country sucks (I'm also in Vancouver, so it takes extra long).
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#112 - bokkos (03/05/2016) [-]
Shit, yeah Canadian bureaucracy can be an absolute pain in the ass; like for getting my Possession and Acquisition licence, the RCMP jerked me around and made me mail the damn thing about 4 times before making me wait 5 months for the card. I think it depends on the province/institution, I'm over in Edmonton and I know there was a movement among the international students for fairer tuition.
#114 - sacrilegious (03/05/2016) [-]
Yeah. Dunno if it's even that much worse than the US, just bureaucracies suck in general.

Basically, CIC screwed up, I mailed them, screwed up, mailed them again, forgot to sign, mailed again, they screwed up. Mailed a fourth time, and they finally fixed it, five months after my original application for a study permit, denying me almost four months' worth of wages and the cost to send registered mail to Ottawa every couple of weeks. If I was here for much longer I probably would have tried to take their asses to court.
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#115 - bokkos (03/05/2016) [-]
You should have, Canadians are notoriously court-shy and become a lot more willing to please if you have a clear case that they were being petty negligent bastards. I'd say "Come back soon," but it seems there's quite a few Americans looking to drop by in the near future so it might be redundant.
#118 - sacrilegious (03/05/2016) [-]
I'm only here until April, though, and I'd only be going after $2,500 + distress or whatever, probably not even worth it after attorney fees. Plus, I screwed up twice in the middle (although the first mistake was theirs), so they'd probably hack off my award for that. Idk, I didn't feel like spending the next six months in the Canadian court system for a few grand. If they hadn't fixed it by the New Year, I absolutely would have, though.
#54 - I guess outside traffic of less tech savvy people (if using ad… 03/05/2016 on FiveThiryEight lying shills +1
#74 - I can agree with that; the special snowflake fad is ridiculous…  [+] (6 new replies) 03/05/2016 on Covered in pee for saying... +6
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#86 - ChewyConor (03/05/2016) [-]
Psychological gender is independent of physiological gender, which has no spectrum.

Either you have XX or XY chromosomes. Yes there can be rare specific medical conditions that give additional parts that don't fit the norm for your set of chromosomes, or others that can remove parts completely, but you're still either male or female fundamentally.

It's like someone saying that humans are not bipedal as a species, but that their number of legs is on a spectrum going from no legs to two legs (or even more in very rare cases). And then saying that if you identify as someone with one leg then you should be treated as such, even if you actually have 2 legs.
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#103 - bokkos (03/05/2016) [-]
I didn't say physiological sex existed on a spectrum; I only said that gender and sexuality were. Not only that, but conditions such as Turner's (XXX) and XXY do exist, although females with XXY are sterile. I study genetics and microbiology in university, had I meant to say that physiological sex exists on a spectrum, I would have said so. There are also conditions where the Y chromosome in an XY configuration has been shut down, yielding a female phenotype.
Come on man; don't flex your knowledge then fuck up; that's just in poor taste.
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#110 - ChewyConor (03/05/2016) [-]
So all those additional configurations of chromosomes might be described as "rare specific medical conditions" right? If only I'd said that...
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#233 - bokkos (03/06/2016) [-]
Yeah, but that's a lot more vague than "additional chromosome pairs". There's lots of medical conditions that can alter your bodily phenotype, most have nothing to do with chromosomes aberrations.
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#300 - ChewyConor (03/06/2016) [-]
Nevertheless, the categories I implied were 'standard xx', 'standard xy', and 'rare specific medical conditions'.

Talk details all you want, I wasn't wrong in what I said. Sorry I was too ambiguous for your expert microbiology standards.
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#310 - bokkos (03/06/2016) [-]
Sorry that my details are too non-ambiguous for you
#52 - You only get ad revenue if you can see the ads, and I use adbl…  [+] (2 new replies) 03/05/2016 on FiveThiryEight lying shills 0
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#53 - burntpixles (03/05/2016) [-]
Mm. I'm just shooting in the dark, I remember addy saying something that he wanted people to make more comps because people hanging on a page brought search traffic and revenue.
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#54 - bokkos (03/05/2016) [-]
I guess outside traffic of less tech savvy people (if using adblock can even be considered savvy) coming to view dedicated comps would be a profitable venture, like on Imgur. Fair enough, that sounds about right.
#70 - Hermaphrodites do exist, and it can happen to humans,  [+] (8 new replies) 03/05/2016 on Covered in pee for saying... +16
#71 - flaggerfighter (03/05/2016) [-]
Okay, I'll give you that as it is something that can happen. I'm mainly just tired of all these made up genders, and people asking for pronouns like they and them for their singular self
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#74 - bokkos (03/05/2016) [-]
I can agree with that; the special snowflake fad is ridiculous. That being said, all the current psychological literature seems to indicate that gender and sexuality are more like spectra than strict little boxes; for eg. on one extreme you have heterosexual, and on the other is homosexual, but people can exist in between, like bisexual people. Being the contrarian that I am, I like to say both sides are half right, but still wrong.
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#86 - ChewyConor (03/05/2016) [-]
Psychological gender is independent of physiological gender, which has no spectrum.

Either you have XX or XY chromosomes. Yes there can be rare specific medical conditions that give additional parts that don't fit the norm for your set of chromosomes, or others that can remove parts completely, but you're still either male or female fundamentally.

It's like someone saying that humans are not bipedal as a species, but that their number of legs is on a spectrum going from no legs to two legs (or even more in very rare cases). And then saying that if you identify as someone with one leg then you should be treated as such, even if you actually have 2 legs.
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#103 - bokkos (03/05/2016) [-]
I didn't say physiological sex existed on a spectrum; I only said that gender and sexuality were. Not only that, but conditions such as Turner's (XXX) and XXY do exist, although females with XXY are sterile. I study genetics and microbiology in university, had I meant to say that physiological sex exists on a spectrum, I would have said so. There are also conditions where the Y chromosome in an XY configuration has been shut down, yielding a female phenotype.
Come on man; don't flex your knowledge then fuck up; that's just in poor taste.
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#110 - ChewyConor (03/05/2016) [-]
So all those additional configurations of chromosomes might be described as "rare specific medical conditions" right? If only I'd said that...
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#233 - bokkos (03/06/2016) [-]
Yeah, but that's a lot more vague than "additional chromosome pairs". There's lots of medical conditions that can alter your bodily phenotype, most have nothing to do with chromosomes aberrations.
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#300 - ChewyConor (03/06/2016) [-]
Nevertheless, the categories I implied were 'standard xx', 'standard xy', and 'rare specific medical conditions'.

Talk details all you want, I wasn't wrong in what I said. Sorry I was too ambiguous for your expert microbiology standards.
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#310 - bokkos (03/06/2016) [-]
Sorry that my details are too non-ambiguous for you
#60 - So, I notice a lot of the content on this site is geared towar… 03/05/2016 on The ride never ends +10
#47 - I'm not sure why FJ (specifically admin) even bothers with pol…  [+] (4 new replies) 03/05/2016 on FiveThiryEight lying shills +2
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#51 - burntpixles (03/05/2016) [-]
Because it gets people like you to stop for a few minutes and write out a comment, thus bringing revenue or something like that. It's why we have comps.
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#52 - bokkos (03/05/2016) [-]
You only get ad revenue if you can see the ads, and I use adblock pretty much all the time with a couple of exceptions. I might turn it off for FJ if those horrible animated ads are gone but I dunno man.
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#53 - burntpixles (03/05/2016) [-]
Mm. I'm just shooting in the dark, I remember addy saying something that he wanted people to make more comps because people hanging on a page brought search traffic and revenue.
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#54 - bokkos (03/05/2016) [-]
I guess outside traffic of less tech savvy people (if using adblock can even be considered savvy) coming to view dedicated comps would be a profitable venture, like on Imgur. Fair enough, that sounds about right.
#93 - Okay, here's a challenge: Try to start up a Pharma or oil comp… 03/05/2016 on America Great Again -1