@Stamets@lemmy.world

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Stamets, (edited )
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Spez removed him from the founders page on reddit a year or so after he became CEO. The most recent time.

Stamets, (edited )
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I take offense to this. I have a little dick. I don’t destroy everything for everyone around me while shitting myself violently. I say he has Caillou energy. Arrogant, narcissistic, hideous, an abject freak, a mistake granted legs and will hopefully suffer from a terminal illness.

Fuck Caillou. Fuck Steve Greedy Pig Boy Spez Huffman

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So either they were going light on sanctions despite Russia invading and attacking a sovereign nation or they’re lying about adding sanctions just for diplomatic clout.

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So much about this entire situation is infuriating.

First off, some of the stuff he disclosed and is being hounded over? Should have been disclosed. Was horrific monstrosities.

Second, Assange is a piece of garbage and I stopped giving a fuck about his freedom when he involved himself in the free and democratic elections of other countries and influenced them. He interferes in elections. There is no greater display of a disdain for personal freedom than that so I’m having a really hard time caring about his own. Hypocrite. You don’t get to violate a law and then claim protections of that law itself. The same way that bigots don’t get to be intolerant and then claim that you must be tolerant of their views.

Third,

Two years later, a British judge ruled that while the US had shown it had a legitimate criminal case against Mr Assange, he could not be transferred because he may try to harm himself.

“So you’ve got a legal case but he might try to kill himself so we have no choice but to allow him to get away with the crimes”

What a psychotically stupid decision and another demonstration, in a long ass line, that the UK Courts are a fucking clown show.

Fourth, that is the funniest possible image they could have used of Assange and I cannot stop laughing.

How far can cities go to clear homeless camps? The U.S. Supreme Court will decide (wamu.org)

In April, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a major case that could reshape how cities manage homelessness. The legal issue is whether they can fine or arrest people for sleeping outside if there’s no shelter available. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has deemed this cruel and unusual punishment, and this case is a...

Stamets,
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They just don’t care. As far as they’re concerned the problem cannot be solved. If it’s existed for centuries then it’s because it doesn’t have an answer, right? They’re looking for the cheapest solution at this point because they “know” they’ll have to do it forever anyway so find the most cost effective solution.

There are two.

The first is to get them out of your city. Typically this is just done with a bus ticket. Relatively cheap but a lot get sent back or there ends up being problems with the other towns.

The second is to kill them. There’s no one to pay out the money to most of the time and the cost of a paupers grave is considerably cheaper than housing or prison.

It’s just purely financial. To people making these decisions, our lives are not worth the financial cost of sustaining them. It’s considered a drain on resources. It’s a complete depersonalization which is accepted by most of society because most of society depersonalize homeless people themselves either out of fear of unwarranted and random attack (which is rare as FUCK) or because it’s a reminder that their own lives could go very badly. Then there’s the propaganda people buy into and say that they either put themselves in this position with drugs or are dangerous.

To the vast majority of society we are not even considered human beings. To businesses and the government we aren’t considered human beings. We’re just a statistic.

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Who does the local media interview the most about this? Homeless people? Non-profits organizations trying to help despite lack of resources? Homeless shelters? Addiction services? Nope; the local chamber of commerce.

This is the most telling part of what I said in that we aren’t considered people. The News reporting on it affecting everyone other than the people it affects because the news is for people, not for disgusting animals. Unless you can water ski and are a dog.

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Do I agree with Squids stance here? No. I have a different opinion and take on the entire Swift situation, at least I think. This entire thread has been wildly unclear. So while I disagree with Squid and think that he should have dropped this, it’s only because you’re a blatant troll. You have not adequately laid out any argument or opinion you have here. You keep expecting people to assume based off of previous comments but those comments are just as unclear.

Finding out your opinion is essentially trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle without the front cover. I have no idea what I’m supposed to be looking for. What I have found, however, is incessant piss baby behavior. You keep screaming that he’s racist for literally no reason, keep just saying “mod” without clarifying that he’s not a mod here, and spammed the same message over and over again when you should have blocked.

You need to grow the hell up and act like a fucking adult.

Stamets,
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No. You did when you came into my private messages and started harassing him and questioning his behavior on a completely unrelated community.

Unlike you, I have the capacity to block someone, especially when they’re a blatantly obvious troll. Bye!

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First, sheer.

Second, There are no inconsistencies.

This is a line that is plastered CONSTANTLY but cannot be backed up with any actual examples. The only ones you could potentially argue are all covered within the show itself, stuff like why the spore drive isn’t known about or why Burnham isn’t talked about as a family member. Otherwise everything lines up. Even the holograms.

Also whether or not a season is bad has no bearing or relevance on what timeline something might take place in. Otherwise the first couple seasons of TNG are all Kelvin too. Not to mention that its your opinion that its bad, not fact.

Your behavior in this thread leads me to believe you won’t be a moderate mod in comparison but just the same in the opposite direction.

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Gene wasn’t a Communist. I have no idea why people believe this. People keep saying it’s becauseTrek is insanely Communist but it’s just… Not? Everything isn’t owned by the state, people own land, etc.

But back to Gene. His behavior alone shows he wasn’t a Communist. He wrote lyrics to the Trek theme that were never used so he’d have a writing credit and get kickbacks from the royalties. He set up a company to sell Trek merch but put it in his new wife’s name so his ex wife wouldnt get a claim on it as part of divorce proceedings. Dude leaned on everyone and destroyed relationships to make sure he had most creative control over the movies and TNG.

Nothing about him was communist.

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Funny. You’d be asked the same in my community. You are incredibly hostile and aggressive with your opinions. I don’t trust that in a moderator. It exists enough over on Startrek.website.

But if I needed any proof at all that you are identical to the mods over there it’s you thinking that an opinion on your moderation style is “aggressiveness”. Funny how that’s exactly the type of stuff that their mods remove people over. Have an opinion on our mod style? Get silenced by being banned from the instance or from the community. You are already walking down that path by thinking “An opinion on my behavior as a moderator is aggressive and must be reigned in” isn’t trustworthy.

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Communism is when society becomes so technologically advanced and so abundant in resources that the state withers away and currency is no longer needed.

Okay, so not Star Trek then as there is explicitly a state. The Federation itself has its own mandates and laws but every individual planet is governed as well. The Federation is a Representative Republic that has an election every 4 years.

Also, his wife said he was a Communist

Actions speak louder than words and his actions blatantly demonstrate that he was not a communist.

Roddenberry, fearing that he would not make money off of Trek, wrote lyrics to the song, without any intention of using them, to get half the royalties—money that should have gone to Courage. Courage was so furious that he never returned to work on Star Trek (Deezen). Roddenberry, unapologetic, continued to see more and more profits from the franchise, becoming very wealthy over the years. The irony is that Roddenberry identified as a communist, according to his wife Majel Barrett-Roddenberry (Bennett). One would expect someone who identified as a communist, a bold label to adopt during the Cold War, to go to greater lengths to avoid such a serious income gap between himself and his employees.

Source.

Currency was even a thing during TOS, something that often gets ignored. Federation Credits. Credits which were used to entice bounty hunters to go after specific targets, to purchase highly unique items and used to pay for the training of crewmen. Kirk bitches about how much it costs to train Spock at one point. Kirk even gave Scotty ‘a weeks bonus pay’ for getting the phasers up and running when dealing with the Doomsday machine. Think all that ended in TOS? Well, no. Federation Credits were still used constantly in TNG. The Barzans and their wormhole. The Federation was willing to cough up over a million credits then and there plus another 100k every year after that to get rights to the wormhole. More examples on top of that that are not exactly difficult to find.

Nothing about Trek is ‘communist’ and it’s often wildly misunderstood to be so. Very little about Gene was communist other than a claim from his wife after the man had died. And something that he never really demonstrated at any point in his life.

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I never stated that you would ban me. I said you were on the same path with the same mindset. You react to opinion about your behavior as a moderator the exact same way that the mods of that other community does. No matter how much you want to pretend that it is, saying that someone doesn’t believe in your ability to be impartial isn’t aggressive. It is merely an opinion about your behavior and how you would be able to take criticism. Your immediate reaction of “Be more polite” is quite telling. Instead of questioning why and trying to take feedback and criticism as a mod should, you immediately became defensive.

I do find it strange that you call out my opinion thinking you’re aggressive and a mod shouldn’t think that and also do the exact same thing yourself.

Well, the difference here is that I merely voiced a basic opinion about your behavior as a moderator and you immediately reacted by effectively saying “Be nicer to me”. You actively insulted multiple people who were involved in the production and projected your opinion as fact. Those two do not equate.

Nonetheless I’ve wasted enough time on this as it is. I’ve seen exactly what I needed to. A low resolution photocopy of /c/[email protected]. More than enough to get me to pass. Heavily.

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There’s a difference between believing in communism and being a Communist. You cannot have your cake and eat it too.

As for Communist dog whistling in Season 1… Care to provide examples? Hard to refute something without examples.

Trek overall though isn’t Communist. There are too many glaring inconcsistencies to claim the Federation as being Communist. It’s a post-scarcity socialism.

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Right. “That’s actually the same as what I said because one of the words in what you said is partially relevant to what I said.”

This conversation is pointless if you’re not going to subscribe to reality.

Goodbye.

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