Christoffer's forum posts

#1 Posted by Christoffer (1786 posts) -

If it's a single instance he shouldn't get fired, everyone can have a bad day. Maybe he will make up for it to the trainee. But his boss should be informed, no doubt about it.

#2 Edited by Christoffer (1786 posts) -

Get an ever bigger cat. Like a Lynx.

#4 Posted by Christoffer (1786 posts) -

@christoffer said:

Wait, help me out here. According to this doctor, women have more body-parts to keep in check than men by nature (nothing they can help). Why should they pay more? Being an over-confident or more aggressive driver could be helped, couldn't it? That's the small, but important, diffrence.

It could be helped, but at the same time it couldn't possibly be helped. For example, if our government were to launch a massive awareness campaign to say say to men "hey, stop driving dangerously, you're costing all men more on their insurance," it would be about as effective as launching an awareness program telling women to stop having health issues that specifically relate to their gender. Hell, we can't even get either sex to take their eyes off their fucking phones while driving through intersections.

It doesn't matter how good of a driver I am, women are statistically safer drivers, and I have to pay more because I am a man, because men statistically use more of their insurance benefits. If men as a gender are naturally more aggressive drivers, that can no more be helped than men being born with a penis. Call it genetics, or call it a systemic gender issue, but either way it's not going to change.

And speaking of cars, women do end up paying more when buying cars themselves, and that really does suck. There's nothing statistical about that, other than the fact that car dealers suck, and ask women to pay higher initial amounts than men. I'm sure many of those guys really are twirling their mustaches, and I say that with no sarcasm.

There's a vast difference between genetics and systemic gender issues (given I understand correctly what you mean by that). The first is nature, the second one is our perception of the gender roles which differ between people, culture and time.

I have nothing to say about the car prices. Car dealers suck, and so does insurance companies. I'm not here to defend anyone, just wanted to say I didn't agree your reasoning of inequality.

#5 Posted by Christoffer (1786 posts) -

Wait, help me out here. According to this doctor, women have more body-parts to keep in check than men by nature (nothing they can help). Why should they pay more? Being an over-confident or more aggressive driver could be helped, couldn't it? That's the small, but important, diffrence.

#6 Edited by Christoffer (1786 posts) -

That kick drum feels like suction cups on my eardrums, for some reason. I need to lay down in the decompression chamber for a while.

#7 Edited by Christoffer (1786 posts) -

Anytime I see a forum or for some reason read the comment section of an article, all I see is people ignoring how much we need these new consoles and just laugh at us "poorer" people who enjoy the console game life.

Really? I believe you're exaggerating just a smidge here. And yeah, if some Grinch actually were out to ruin your fun, why would you care? Go buy your consoles and buy every game twice, the whole game industry needs your business.

#8 Edited by Christoffer (1786 posts) -

Sweden doesn't have a very high sucide rate. It's a myth born from the fact that we were one of the first countries to document death by suicide. Just saying :)

But nice work with the color fix, I guess.

#9 Posted by Christoffer (1786 posts) -

Curiously enough. I recently learned what an ad hominem attack is. Even if true, Is this relevant to the points she's making?

#10 Posted by Christoffer (1786 posts) -

In no order.

  1. Back to the future Part 1
  • Ghostbusters 1
  • The good, the bad, the ugly
  • The Conversation
  • Vertigo
  • Spartacus
  • The Sting
  • Lion King
  • The Great Escape
  • Groundhog day