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Just a refresher and quick resource post on AGW:

www.bloomberg.com/graphics/201…

climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

climate.nasa.gov/scientific-co…

www.skepticalscience.com/argum…

www.yaleclimateconnections.org…

www.scientificamerican.com/art…

www.lpl.arizona.edu/sites/defa…

www.iop.org/news/13/may/page_6…

www.salon.com/2014/04/19/why_c…

www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/…

www.pnas.org/content/110/43/17…

Some of these I've linked in the past, but their facts are still facts, and no new propaganda is going to change that.

When you understand some basics of physics and chemistry and have no personal bias for some political agenda, it's plain, obvious and simple how and why human activity is altering the climate. People have much more to gain from denying that than accepting it; it's more satisfying to pretend there's no problem, and much, MUCH more lucrative to discourage energy reform.

Nothing more ever really needs to be said. Compulsive denialists can post all the misrepresented graphs and superficially smart-sounding rants they want, but they're as wrong as ever. They're up against the entire global scientific community, including NASA, the people most of all equipped to gather this data and with the least reason to exaggerate the problem.

We're almost nearing the anniversary of Gamergate, and amazingly, there are still stragglers here and there who still believe it was a real movement to fight "ethical issues" in video game journalism. Heck, there are even people who still think Zoe Quinn or a number of other targets ever said or did anything legitimately harmful to video games or worth hating them for to begin with.

Even though we have the screenshots and logs proving that Gamergate was invented by 4channers to trick gamers into attacking people they didn't like, that they completely invented a false story that some woman used sex to get "positive coverage" (there remains no such coverage, and her game was free) they planned to try and get "SJW's" to attack her, and they planned to spread false rape accusations to use in their favor...all behavior they constantly claim is common of their perceived enemies.

And holy shit, even 4chan itself eventually banned all gamergate discussion. The very place where it was invented for pure laughs, the site most notorious for destroying people, knew it was a crock of shit that needed to stop.

All this, because some lowlifes with nothing else to care about got hooked into a bitter stranger's melodramatic stories about his ex.

And from there, they started attacking other figures they didn't like - anyone who critiqued video games from an angle they didn't care for - and continued making up bullshit stories about phantom "ethical breaches" that either didn't exist or didn't actually qualify as breaches, all the while piling on the hypocrisy.

They'll accuse "feminist" bloggers of not deserving their patreon money, yet give thousands of dollars a month to guys who do nothing but review or play games on youtube, doing absolutely nothing that takes any sort of skill, talent, originality or creativity.

To this day, Gamergate has accomplished nothing. In no way, anywhere, is the gaming industry more "ethical" because of their actions. They have tackled no real issues and continue to be a front for bullying campaigns by juvenile delinquents who have more passion and concern for mere games than they do for science, medicine, human rights, war, the environment or the economy.

At least they're still hilarious.
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The new tallest Mortasheen monster is a flying, ghostly thing combining aspects of carnivorous pitcher plants and marine siphonophores.
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www.slate.com/blogs/future_ten…

Quickly debunked, as usual.

There's a desperation among some people to convince the general public that Earth's climate is either stable, or going to get cooler. The latter is especially amusing, since it demonstrates that some people are willing to push a climate change theory for no reason other than their agenda to challenge the existing one, even though we understand better than ever that the Earth's median temperature is rising, why it is rising, and how that will reduce biodiversity.

Human activity is responsible for more emissions than any alternative explanation pushed by denialists. We have irrefutably been a bigger factor for the past century than volcanic or solar activity, there is no predictable "natural cycle" accounting for current phenomena, and mainstream science is neither split, self-contradicting, nor a paid conspiracy.

www.bloomberg.com/graphics/201…

The desperation of skepticism, of course, comes from how lucrative it would be to silence Anthropogenic Climate Change once and for all. The culprits are largely industrial, and that means there's money to be lost if more caps are imposed on pollution.

Conversely, there isn't as much of a financial motivator to supporting the world-wide consensus that human activity is warming the Earth. A few stragglers making a quick buck on documentary films or "green" products don't hold a candle to the billions-a-day oil industry, livelihood of countless political figures and one of the most powerful lobbies in the world as we know it.

It's a no-brainer who's pushing a fanatical agenda on an ignorant public.
Interestingly, certain people keep bringing up the same points, again and again, in an attempt to demonstrate that men suffer from sexism more than women. Every one of their points, however, only work against their own "anti-feminism" stance. LET'S FIND OUT HOW!

"Men are 97% of combat deaths" - this claim is true, but apparently, but nobody who points it out is willing to mention that the military simply refused to deploy most women to direct combat up until just last year. The actual reason men are thrust into combat the most is because of obsolete, sexist values left over from a time when women weren't even allowed to train for combat at all. Women did not ask to be left out of the fighting. Men left them out of it. This is, therefore, an example of men getting killed by misogynistic ideals.

"Men are the majority of industrial deaths" - also true, but again, what can possibly make this true, other than these jobs preferring to put women in danger? If they were hiring as many women as men, and putting them to work in the same duties, this wouldn't be a problem. If you believe women are less likely to apply for these jobs, why do you think that is? Because women are weaker than men? Or because women are TOLD they're weaker?

"Men aren't taken seriously as rape or abuse victims" - "men have few abuse shelters"  - this is because we culturally view women as weaker. Nobody is surprised when women are victimized, yet they are surprised when a man is. There is no reason for that to be the case, other than a cultural view that men are supposed to be "stronger." That, friend, is misogyny, not misandry.

"Men are more likely to be convicted than women" - "men have higher prison sentences" - by whom? Female judges? Feminist judges? A system created by women? The American judicial system never even saw a female judge until the 1920's, and a century later, we're still running on many of the same policies put in place by that all-male system, with women representing only 33% of judges, so...how is this an example of oppression against men, by women?

You may also want to read some of my previous posts about race issues in America. Minorities, especially black people, are vastly more likely to be convicted than white people for the same crimes. Racism is contributing much more to the imbalance than sexism.

"Men are the majority of homicide and unreported rape victims" - Oh really? Because the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics finds only a .1% difference. And that women are only 16% of violent offenders overall. Men are over 80% of violent criminals, while men and women are both victimized by them at almost perectly equal rates.

"Men are the majority of rape victims" - yes, someone is seriously making this claim, based on a single article which claims that this is the case because so many men are sent to prison. Numbers cited by this article, however, do not exceed the rate of sexual assault outside of prison. See the above BJS statistics.

"Men are forced to pay child support for their rapist's baby" - this has happened a handful of times, yes. Meanwhile, women are still raped more often and sometimes forced to give birth (denied an abortion) or blamed for their own assault. Nobody has ever said that men are not victimized and treated like shit. The point of feminism is simply to address the reasons why women are still treated even worse, even more often.

This is really the biggest problem with these arguments; they all assume that bad things happening to men is somehow an argument against feminism, even though feminism does not erase what happens to men. It simply acknowledges that there is inequality. It acknowledged that our culture looks down on women in more ways, more harshly. When men and women are treated like shit at the SAME rates, in the same ways, for the same reasons, then we can start calling it "humanism" instead. Unfortunately, that hasn't been achieved yet.

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Jonathan Wojcik
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I'm a cartoonist, biology enthusiast and horror fan born on Halloween. I have a life long passion for bizarre creatures of every sort, whether real-world invertebrates from the deepest ocean trenches or buggy eyed space mutants from low budget cinema. I run the modestly popular bogleech.com and have also written for Cracked.
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MrBamboozles Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey there. I asked you a while back that I wanted to draw some fan Mortasheen's. I never got around to them but if it's still fine with you, I'd like to still make some!
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scythemantis Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It's always totally okay!
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MrBamboozles Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Just wanted to make sure. Thank you! I had a neat idea for a few I shall draw.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen all that before, I'm not sure why you're linking me to it.

If one woman says she doesn't need feminism, that's her own business. It doesn't change the fact that other women do feel they need feminism; a lot of women, since they are the majority of feminists.

Every issue people bring up as a "men's issue" is something feminism already tackles, and everything people bring up as an example of toxic, radical feminism is already something most feminists hate as well.

You're still hating a lot of people based on a stereotype of a few.

What have feminists actually done to you, personally? Or is your hatred JUST coming from what other people say about it and stories shared on meninist sites?  Generally people will respect you until you openly disrespect them first. That's true of almost anything.
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Spazkid1997 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Why is it that I find Riza-Izumi more reasonable and consistent than you? Most of your stuff is TL;DR, unstudied, and doesn't make any semblance of sense. At least Riza is easier to understand; at least Riza has understandable ideologies. I still hate her, but I think you're even worse than she is. How's that for "muh-sogg-uny"?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
"Unstudied" even though I've linked to hundreds of sources across my journals...okay.

"TL;DR" kind of implies you don't actually read anything before you decide you disagree with it.

What did any "feminist" or so-called "SJW" ever even do to you, personally, to cause your over-the-top hate and rage?
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BabyYoshiMan623200 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHAT IS IT WITH YOU AND WORMS
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Worms are actually the most common body plan of all animal life! Then there's snakes, eels...nature loves making long tube-shaped animals.
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Have you heard of Google's  deep neural net .
It might interest you .
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