Hey Wario, I have a quick question, what do you mean by Reddit Bowser not understanding what Free speech is. I hear bigots use Free Speech all the time as a way to cover their bases when speaking and I know there is something intrinsically wrong with that argument but I can't seem to point it out. Could you please tell me? Thank you for reading this and please have a nice day.
WAHAHA! Wario often hears people with shitty opinions hide behind the excuse of free speech when called out on their bullshit! As if Wario is infringing on their right to have an opinion by voicing Wario’s own opinion!
These people fundamentally misunderstand freedom of speech, perhaps intentionally! Wario cannot fathom why anyone would use such a flimsy argument! Freedom of speech has nothing to do with people criticising your opinion, or with privately owned websites and businesses telling you they won’t serve as a platform for your bigoted thoughts!
Free speech only applies to what you are legally allowed to say without fear of legal repercussions, and even then there are important limitations, such as libel and slander. The United Kingdom even has the Racial and Religious Hatred Act!
Wario has seen so many ignorant people use freedom of speech as a defense for their shitty opinions, Wario has developed a negative kneejerk reaction to the phrase completely. WAWAWAWAWAWAWAAAA
Free speech is not carte blanche to be an asshole without reprisal. What it means is the government will not stifle your ability to say whatever you want provided it does not incite violence, riots, or damage someone’ good name without proof (inciting violence, inciting to riot, libel, slander, defamation of character). Even if you have proof, it’s a grey area unless you’ve got a good lawyer.
It also works both ways. Any idiot can spew any opinion they want, but the people who can respond to them are also protected if they call the idiot out on their opinion being bullshit, again provided it doesn’t cross the line toward inciting unlawful behavior toward the person.
Last, but by no means least…
So anyone who uses that defense is, in short, a fucking moron ignorant of their own basic rights as they apply to the real world and not the fantasy land their mind inhabits.
this just became relevant again.
The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here
I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”
Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.
The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.
I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.
this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place
FINALLY AN EXPLANATION
Woking (ptcpl. vb.): Standing in the kitchen wondering what you came in here for.
- Douglas Adams, The Meaning of Liff
Tracey: “When you can’t run, you crawl. And when you can’t crawl, you can’t do that…”
Zoe: “You find someone to carry you.”
Since dedicating myself to getting into “superhero shape,” several articles regarding my weight have been brought to my attention. Claims have been made that I’ve been on a strict workout routine regulated by co-stars, whipped into shape by trainers I’ve never met, eating sprouted grains I can’t pronounce and ultimately losing 14 pounds off my 5’3” frame. Losing 14 pounds out of necessity in order to live a healthier life is a huge victory. I’m a petite person to begin with, so the idea of my losing this amount of weight is utter lunacy. If I were to lose 14 pounds, I’d have to part with both arms. And a foot. I’m frustrated with the irresponsibility of tabloid media who sell the public ideas about what we should look like and how we should get there.
Scarlett Johansson for the Huffington Post [x]
More of her brilliant articles can be found here.