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by Kingsindian
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breitbart Banned as Reliable Source
Replies: 43
Views: 2873

Re: Breitbart Banned as Reliable Source

Ok, the PeterTheFourth comment about Pink Floyd obviously proves me wrong. Sorry. Could have just linked that part before.

Pink Floyd actually uses the phrase "against the wall" (properly). Turns out PeterTheFourth is illiterate as well as a deeply unpleasant person.
by Kingsindian
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breitbart Banned as Reliable Source
Replies: 43
Views: 2873

Re: Breitbart Banned as Reliable Source

I have never seen "go to the wall" used synonymously with "up against the wall". Neither dictionary I linked to gives this meaning of the idiom (because it doesn't exist). Neither of the news links you gave use "go to the wall"; they both use "up against the wall". The only source for this dubious ...
by Kingsindian
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breitbart Banned as Reliable Source
Replies: 43
Views: 2873

Re: Breitbart Banned as Reliable Source

I have never seen "go to the wall" used synonymously with "up against the wall". Neither dictionary I linked to gives this meaning of the idiom (because it doesn't exist). Neither of the news links you gave use "go to the wall"; they both use "up against the wall". The only source for this dubious i...
by Kingsindian
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breitbart Banned as Reliable Source
Replies: 43
Views: 2873

Re: Breitbart Banned as Reliable Source

The idiom "go to the wall" isn't the same as "lined up against the wall". The former means "to defend someone or something staunchly", while the latter means "executed by firing squad". Both of them are metaphorical, but only one is violent. See the Cambridge dictionary definition or the Merriam Web...
by Kingsindian
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Alternative Wikis
Topic: Wikia bans "SJW" term for a period and it goes poorly
Replies: 60
Views: 3421

Re: Wikia bans "SJW" term for a period and it goes poorly

I don't claim, and have never claimed anything even remotely like "reality has a liberal bias". Indeed, as I emphasize repeatedly, I am not particularly interested in bias. In the quoted text, I was responding to TDA's claim that I have "discredited myself" because "bias" apparently literally means ...
by Kingsindian
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Alternative Wikis
Topic: Wikia bans "SJW" term for a period and it goes poorly
Replies: 60
Views: 3421

Re: Wikia bans "SJW" term for a period and it goes poorly

According to TDA, bias literally means something that "makes you less likely to fairly consider facts or positions contradicting your beliefs" (what exactly is this something?) And "biased" definitely is not the same as "opinionated". I open the dictionary and search for "opinionated". Characterized...
by Kingsindian
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Alternative Wikis
Topic: Wikia bans "SJW" term for a period and it goes poorly
Replies: 60
Views: 3421

Re: Wikia bans "SJW" term for a period and it goes poorly

About the blog post, I should first say that I find it ironic that a person called "The Devil's Advocate" is accusing me of "ask[ing] questions and sow[ing] doubt". To be clear, I don't have anything against devil's advocates; I'm just not one. The most common reaction I have seen so far is that peo...
by Kingsindian
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Alternative Wikis
Topic: Wikia bans "SJW" term for a period and it goes poorly
Replies: 60
Views: 3421

Re: Wikia bans "SJW" term for a period and it goes poorly

I will reply to comments on my blog post separately, in case the mods want to split them off into a separate thread. Here is what you get wrong about me: I do not have any particular interest in bias, like you seem to have. I have an interest in the truth. I think right there seems to be your proble...
by Kingsindian
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Alternative Wikis
Topic: Wikia bans "SJW" term for a period and it goes poorly
Replies: 60
Views: 3421

Re: Wikia bans "SJW" term for a period and it goes poorly

Here is what you get wrong about me: I do not have any particular interest in bias, like you seem to have. I have an interest in the truth. The truth about any large system is complicated, and can have many aspects. Some aspects of the truth are large and important, some small and trivial. I try to ...
by Kingsindian
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Alternative Wikis
Topic: Wikia bans "SJW" term for a period and it goes poorly
Replies: 60
Views: 3421

Re: Wikia bans "SJW" term for a period and it goes poorly

I never troll: that is, I never say anything which I don't believe just for the sake of provocation. If I'm joking or something (which I do very rarely, and which is usually pretty clear), you can ask me and I'll let you know. I did read the piece; rather carefully, in fact. That's why I gave specif...