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u/Ahaigh9877 · 3 pointsr/forwardsfromgrandma

I think a great deal of unnecessary trouble is caused by people on both sides being unable or unwilling to try to understand where those they disagree are coming from. (I'm speaking generally here, not about your particular situation—I'm not accusing you of a lack of empathy!) Understanding people's reasons for holding views that you disagree with won't necessarily make you agree with them (and nor necessarily should it), but it might let a more meaningful discussion take place, instead of people just talking over each other.

I recommend reading stuff by the social psychologist Jonathan Haidt on this subject, in particular his recent book The Righteous Mind which explores the psychology behind political difference. His main thesis is that conservative types base their worldview on different foundations than do liberals. For example, they tend to consider things like obedience to authority, ideas of purity/sanctity, and loyalty/patriotism to be far more important than do liberals. Both groups care about fairness, but they have different conceptions of it: roughly, liberals are more concerned with equality of outcome whereas conservatives care more about a more "sporting" sense of fairness: if you've earned it you get to keep it, pull yourself up by your bootstraps and so on.

So it might be that your colleague might have had that conception of fairness: he might have considered it "unfair" for the government to take away his money to help people he might feel don't "deserve" it. I personally disagree pretty strongly with this viewpoint—it seems to ignore the role luck plays in people's success, as well as narrowly aligning a person's worth with how much they earn for example—but it's interesting and I think very worthwhile to try to understand where people you disagree with are coming from.

Alternatively of course he might just have been a run-of-the-mill bonehead. And apologies for the long post and/or telling you shit you already knew!

u/perceptionsofpacha · 3 pointsr/forwardsfromgrandma

Academic Cross Cultural Communications papers are literally made of this stuff, if you want some direction. Edward T. Hall's "Beyond Culture" is a good primer to a lot of cross cultural communication concepts (although it focus on international cross cultural communication), and the field in general does a lot of analysis of how to communicate in a a way to make your ideas understood in good context by another party because of it's usefulness in diplomacy.

Some language and rhetoric texts would also be a good place to start.

u/LisleSwanson · 4 pointsr/forwardsfromgrandma

I just ordered it, only $3.00 used. Thanks for the suggestion. I just finished this book, which was an interesting read on the Founding Fathers faiths.

I'd took it chapter by chapter (each chapter covered a different Founding Father) and looked up different sources on each claim so as not to be influenced by a writer's agenda.

All in all, it was a good read.

u/DontMentionWombats · 2 pointsr/forwardsfromgrandma

Eh, it's among the more ok-ish pieces on the topic that's out there. Sure he's biased, and some of his points are awkward at best, but the amount of either anti-semitic or anti-Arab nonsense is just mind blowing. It's hard enough to find anything that provides original sources.

And regardless of the quality (or lack thereof) of scholarship on the subject, al-Husseini had some pretty reprehensible ideas.

This is one of the best books on the history of Middle East conflict - if you search a bit, you can find PDFs of older versions.

u/zneave · 3 pointsr/forwardsfromgrandma

No problem. If you want to learn more about George Washington I highly recommend this book.
Really love this book and it goes into great detail on Washington's life without feeling boring or overbearing.

u/kryppla · 3 pointsr/forwardsfromgrandma

I bought a new WiFi adapter from amazon that was still pretty cheap $12 and wow the difference from the crap that came with the pc was night and day. Don’t have drops anymore, ever.

Edit - Actually $17 still worth it

Aigital USB WiFi Adapter 600Mbps Mini Wireless Adapter Network WiFi Dongle High Speed Dual Band for PC/Desktop/Laptop, Support Windows10/8/7/Vista/XP, No CD Disk Needed

u/PeptoBismark · 12 pointsr/forwardsfromgrandma

Reagan was an actor playing the role of President. He looked and sounded the part. He delivered some really great soundbytes and let some really awful people run his administration.

For a gentle and amusing introduction to Reagan, get a copy of Herb Lock' s Through the Looking Glass


u/UrbanWyvern · 1 pointr/forwardsfromgrandma

Me too! I owned one at a time and had more kids than I could fit in the van. I started leaving the oldest under a house or the power plant.

In person, I've never seen the Simpsons Monopoly game but it's like rule 34 with them. Link to the game.

Simpsons did it!

u/winter_storm · 2 pointsr/forwardsfromgrandma

I am Jewish also, but I read "Lamb" by Christopher Moore, so allow me to explain:

Jesus was scheduled to preach. A bunch of people showed up to hear him. For some reason, those people failed to bring any food and were hungry. All the disciples had was, like, one fish and a loaf of bread. Jesus performed a miracle and transformed the single fish and loaf into many - enough to feed the masses of people that had come to hear him preach.

The end.

u/metalliska · 1 pointr/forwardsfromgrandma

> When you remove monetary incentives, people simply do not work as hard.

More science needed

u/Bluedevil1945 · 26 pointsr/forwardsfromgrandma

This is actually some truth to it. Gun Control became an issue when blacks in the 1960s started to get them such as the Black Panthers.

This women interviewed rural communities and discovered a similar trend "I only want welfare benefits for hard-working people who really deserve them" Code for "welfare benefits for my tribe and fuck black people"

u/[deleted] · 23 pointsr/forwardsfromgrandma

No, grandma. He is just one of the few who has read the bible.

Click here to buy a bible to read along with in church instead of just listening to the pastor.

u/cityofoaks2 · 9 pointsr/forwardsfromgrandma

If you worried about rape in Missoula you should start arresting the football teams.

u/platinumarks · 10 pointsr/forwardsfromgrandma

Also, the book cited in a few of the images ("The Origin of Races") was written based on essentially false data which happened to fit with racist ideals of its time. But looking at the few reviews on Amazon, apparently "political correctness" has taken over and wants to deny the "fact" that African people are simply less-evolved, at least according to the people making racist comments there.

The citation on #1 is actually correctly cited, though there are more nuanced things to learn from that data than simply "black people are all criminals!"

Also, the citation on #2 doesn't provide anything on marital status of any pregnancies, so it looks like they decided that any citation is good enough, even if the data aren't related to what they claim.

The page for #3 doesn't say anything about the number of slaves in Sudan, nor any comparison to American slavery.

Number 5's citation doesn't say anything that I could see about the percentage of non-white males arrested or charged with a felony. It's simply a breakdown of the number of arrests for various crimes, with no population data.

Number 7's citation doesn't appear to load for me.

Number 8's citation shows a lower number than claimed in the image (39% rather than 51%)

Number 11's citation says 69% of those infected with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa. But that's not really new news, considering that HIV first transferred to humans in Africa. Nor does the citation say that all sub-Saharan HIV carriers are black.

Number 12's citation doesn't break down any welfare statistics by race, and the data came only from Texas and Minnesota.

I don't have anywhere near enough time to delve into the large amounts of data in #13's citation.

At this point I stopped going into their citations, since it's really not worth spending any more of my time debunking things in these racist images.