“I fear for a college so immature it its philosophical and sociological thinking that it still pins sex with gender. /facepalm Who on earth would want to go to this dinosaur institution? Calliope Wong: you are fighting the true fight. I hope that this gives you enough material for a dissertation and a couple of books some day!”
“The media isn't mythologizing anyone. They are reporting what they have found out about his background. This guy's history is what it is.
I realize it doesn't fit with the typical profile of a murderer, but then again not all murderers are drug-addicted dropouts with rap sheets a mile long. Russell Williams is another case in point. No one could believe he was a rapist and a murderer, because his background was spotless.”
dboiani on May 14, 2013 at 15:30:51
“Mythologizing? How? They're giving you a bio of the accused person, who may or not turn out to be a criminal at the end of the day.”
deckchair on May 14, 2013 at 14:23:26
“Excellent question. Likely because he is from an influential and wealthy family in the area.”
“If FB was less intrusive it would defeat the purpose and impact of advertising, with huge loss of revenue. If FB were a democratic, user-oriented product, we'd have dislike buttons, better privacy and no Farmville. I've clicked on ads; FB advertising works. People vote with their surfing...I can easily see FB becoming another Myspace really quickly. It has no loyalty to consumers, but consumers can show displeasure by leaving.”
“FB doesn't 'need' to do anything. If it did, we'd have dislike buttons, no timelines and better privacy controls (and, some would argue, no Farmville ;) ) It's not a democracy. It's amazing the amount of hackles raised whenever they roll out a feature. People get as much power as they pay for. If the ads were really that invasive, we all have the 'right' to vote with our mouses, as we do to turn off the tv. ”
“Why? Is FB supposed to be free? I see absolutely nothing wrong with targeted ads based on basic data scraping of Likes and statuses. Gmail/google does it, as does 95% of the internet. I didn't realize that FB was a human right...?!”
barterpaul on Apr 8, 2013 at 09:19:25
“It's not a human right and I didn't say that advertising wasn't an option. It's just that interruptions that subtract from the original idea are a bad idea. Google is great comparison. If you're interested in buying new skates for your child and search for them then it's completely NOT intrusive to serve you ads for skates. You're better off, Google is better off and the advertiser is better off. I'm just saying Facebook needs to get smarter - and less intrusive about their ads.”
Mar 22, 2013 at 20:16:33
“This is such a brilliant comment:
"Actually, the idea that infant formula is processed food is not personal opinion. It is undeniable truth. Processed food is not perfect or desirable as a first or second choice, but it can, however, stave off starvation until real food can be acquired."
Formula did not magically appear from the heavens in unadulterated form. It is cows milk that is dehydrated, pulled apart, mixed with junk, reconstituted, sometimes contaminated and full of unintentional ingredients (melamine anyone?). Formula companies fight over who has it rightest. I love this:
"Formula feeding is the longest lasting uncontrolled experiment lacking
informed consent in the history of medicine."
— Frank Oski, MD
retired editor, Journal of Pediatrics"
Moms can do what they want...smoke, drink while pregnant, shoot up heroin. It's allll about free choice. Some make better decisions, and I think FF moms just have to live with that, no matter how many blog articles try to make them feel better about it.”
“I agree with you. I never heard anything but praise and encouragement when I breastfed. Reading the mostly US take on breastfeeding makes me relieved that I'm north of the border.
Roboratgrl on Mar 23, 2013 at 17:34:38
“One of my pet peeves is that people who undoubtedly go home and watch porn will act like a woman openly breastfeeding is an affront. I have heard that the US is one of the few countries where breasts are the object of fetish - don't know if that's true or not.”