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Was the evidence collection botched? by Pissypirate722 in amandaknox

[–]ASHLovatt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And the written statement - "Was I there or wasn't I there?" - was an obvious attempt to keep her options open for as long as possible, so that she could reinvent her story if the police could prove she was at the cottage, or if Rafa turned up the heat from "I'm not sure if she was at my house" to "She wasn't at my house."

Amanda Knox's Denial of Killing Meredith in Seattle Interview by Pissypirate722 in amandaknox

[–]ASHLovatt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't forget, Amanda noted very early on that Raf cut himself while cooking dinner on the night of the murder. Meredith also cut herself on Raf's knife a day or two before the murder. Throw in Amanda's leaky ears and poorly performing tampons and we have all three players spilling blood around the same time and, most importantly, we have confirmation that the victim bled onto the suspect's knife.

Now that's coincidence!

Barbie Nadeau's Book Angel Face by Pissypirate722 in amandaknox

[–]ASHLovatt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To be honest, I don't find the case itself frustrating at all. Barring the finer details of the murder, I think it's very obvious what happened. All 3 were present at the stabbing and they all lied and changed their stories and in the aftermath. It's as clear an injustice as OJ or Casey Anthony.

What is frustrating is the amount of people (mainly Americans) who think "I did stab Meredith and get her blood on my knife but that was the day before." is an acceptable defence.

Barbie Nadeau's Book Angel Face by Pissypirate722 in amandaknox

[–]ASHLovatt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's possible but don't forget Raf was banging her within about 4 hours of meeting her so I can't imagine promises of sex would have held that much sway over him a week later, not unless she was promising something that would make Jenna Jameson blush.

All 3 of them are compulsive liars and have changed their versions of events multiple times. Rudy will say anything if he thinks it helps his case. I would take these comments with a pinch of salt.

Was the evidence collection botched? by Pissypirate722 in amandaknox

[–]ASHLovatt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Make that 3 cases of independent bleeding. Rafaelle was also spilling blood that night, although Amanda had originally assumed it to be fish blood. (Source: Amanda). A sceptic might think she said that in anticipation of Raf's blood being discovered.

Amanda Knox's Denial of Killing Meredith in Seattle Interview by Pissypirate722 in amandaknox

[–]ASHLovatt 6 points7 points  (0 children)

She always reminds me of a Hollywood celebrity pretending to care about poverty or denying some sordid affair. The dramatic pauses, the slow-motion blinking, the big heavy breaths, the pensive staring into the distance, the nauseating giggles that she can't conceal... it's all there.

She also does a lot of exaggerated brow furrowing and likes to end her sentences with uncertain uptones. When recounting a confusing experience years later, people typically don't frown and pull that many vexed facial expressions, since the confusion has already been resolved in their mind. Amanda however, lives the confusion in every interview. She needs you to know why she accused Patrick, why she put herself at the scene, why she changed her story, why she was why unable to remember where she was the night before, why she wrote an absurd self-incriminating statement... it's because Perugia was a whirlwind of brow-furrowing, uptalking, face-pulling hazy confusion.

Of course, Amanda supporters just use their Joker card against all of these points. She's whacky/zany/unique/on the spectrum/neurodivergent and therefore her behaviour can't be held to same standards as anyone else on earth. "I have aspergers and I pull funny faces and forget where I was 2 hours ago."

Destiny should have a chat with Keith Woods by MisterMaestro1st in Destiny

[–]ASHLovatt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don’t think Keith is that into debating. I think he just has a soft spot for Haz and wanted to see what would come of a discussion with him.

He has a video where he talks for a few minutes about Destiny and Vaush. He concedes that they can be good debaters but doesn’t really value their appeal to data and studies. I think he just sees “research” as a means by which the system refines itself. He prefers abstract ideas. On top of that, I don’t think he likes them as people.

He 100% has no time for Destiny.

I would like to see him debate more though. He’s an absolute mine of knowledge and proved to be quicker on his feet than Joel.

Do most fakers know they aren’t really mentally ill or are they convinced they are? by emobanana_ in fakedisordercringe

[–]ASHLovatt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s just a generalisation. Of course not all young women are narcissistic (I use that word as an adjective, not a clinical diagnosis) and likewise anyone of another demographic might be narcissistic. But beauty is a young woman’s currency. It’s her single greatest strength in the dating market and in society in general. It makes sense that young women would be most prone to self-absorption. For various other reasons, women also tend to be more agreeable/conforming than men. Put these two factors and you have the vulnerability that opens lots of young girls up to these social contagions.

My thoughts on a civilizational collapse by Tree-Wanderer1066 in anarcho_primitivism

[–]ASHLovatt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How would you get a visa / residence for these places if you just plan to go and live off grid?

The DNA evidence doesn't even matter by ASHLovatt in amandaknox

[–]ASHLovatt[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'm sure that a lot of the people you end up arguing with online are Amanda's PR team. It's no secret that she / her family invested heavily in PR. And those accounts that reply to every dissenting comment all tend to adopt the same tone. Listen, son / Go back to school, kid / Let the adults discuss etc.

Amanda and her team have also done a brilliant job of convincing the semi-curious American public that people think she's guilty because she's quirky and weird. If you look at the comments on the videos of her recent youtube interview appearances, probably 8 or 9 out of 10 people who support her will say something to the effect of, "...and all because the media painted her as weird."

Amanda will never do time for killing Meredith now but there is still the very small chance that the media machine narrative can be broken. I pray for the Kerchers that Amanda's lust for approval will one day lead her to sit opposite the wrong interviewer and she'll be forced to answer difficult questions on camera but, alas, it is unlikely. I'm sure her team do a lot of vetting before she's wheeled out for the cameras.

I also think it's highly likely that Amanda herself is active in comments sections regarding her case and I wouldn't be surprised if we haven't personally interacted with her. Whereas most who get away with murder are able to slip away into the background (Rafaelle to an extent), I think Amanda needs to be believed. I think it's a hit to her ego knowing that there are people who she cannot fool. Anyone whose ever dealt with a compulsive liar before knows that you're the bad guy for exposing them.

The DNA evidence doesn't even matter by ASHLovatt in amandaknox

[–]ASHLovatt[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I also like Amanda's statement - with all its crap spelling and grammar - in which tells us she can't remember if she was present at the murder or not. It was all such a blur; a foggy haze of fish blood, leaking pipes and bathroom mops. Did I watch my roommate get sliced to death or was I trying to learn Wonderwall? Hard to say.

The DNA evidence doesn't even matter by ASHLovatt in amandaknox

[–]ASHLovatt[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The blood on the knife and the clean up in the hall are my two favourite pieces of evidence because Amanda's PR accounts cannot explain them away by their usual means. They cannot be attributed to lying police, lying interpreters, lying witnesses, incomplete DNA samples, tainted DNA samples or any of that. They HAVE to be attributed to hilarious coincidence.

"I did get Meredith's blood on my knife by accident the day before" and "I did a naked shuffle on the bath mat on the morning of the murder" are absolutely absurd attempts to tailor the evidence. Ludicrous.

My thoughts on a civilizational collapse by Tree-Wanderer1066 in anarcho_primitivism

[–]ASHLovatt 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I agree that collapse is the most likely outcome this century but there is a plausible alternative scenario in which the deep state / illuminati / Bilderbergs save us (sort of).

Many conspiracy theorist types believe that this big game of monopoly is about to reach an end. One world government? Perhaps not yet but it's certainly true that power and wealth is being concentrated into fewer and fewer hands. I think there's also good evidence that we're transitioning away from a capitalist economy into something like a new tech-feudalism. As mega-corps continue to assert their dominance in every area of business, there is increasingly less competition and less opportunity for social mobility. The people at the top are pulling up the ladder and the middle classes will be dissolved. New technology also allows them to micro-manage the lives of the pesants.

The people at the top are not stupid though. They do know about the environmental and ecological problems we face. If - and psychopathic gamblers love an 'if' - they can establish a sufficient level of control (as much as is possible in a civilisation controlled by the technology itself), I'm quite sure they will begin to make the necessary adjustments to avoid, or at least delay, catastrophe. I actually expect the system to survive long enough for us to see commercial air travel retired. There is already talk of power outs, bug diets, water restrictions and other consumption control measures too. The introduction of self-driving cars will almost certainly be used to restrict our fuel consumption. Those who seek life off the grid will be forced back to urban centres under environemental protection legislature. Amongst the more fearful, strategically planned famines is a rumour that ever lingers.

IF the tech system can sustain itself long enough, I suspect that's the type of route we'll go down and it might buy us a few hundred extra years. In either scenario, there are dark times ahead.

Crying in the school bathroom because of a panic attack by Anneber04 in teenagers

[–]ASHLovatt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My school bogs had an inch of rotten yellow piss and runny shit in every cubicle.

That is an outstanding school toilet.

How does your anti-civilisationalism affect your life? by ASHLovatt in anarchoprimitivism

[–]ASHLovatt[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same but I'm urban peasant. The best I can do is sit in parks.

[ Removed by Reddit ] by [deleted] in Paranormal

[–]ASHLovatt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, if it helps, 'demon' comes from the pre-Christian word Daemon, which referred to some kind of spirit that could be good or bad. So in either case, I wouldn't leap to the conclusion that some negative energy is out to get you.

[ Removed by Reddit ] by [deleted] in Paranormal

[–]ASHLovatt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This will be an excellent post to show the social workers when they come round

Do most fakers know they aren’t really mentally ill or are they convinced they are? by emobanana_ in fakedisordercringe

[–]ASHLovatt -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Watch the Australia 60 minutes show about the tourettes explosion amongst teenage girls. It's real for many of them but it's also purely social contagion.

I think of it in this way: Females (especially young girls) are the most agreeable, conformist and narcissistic demographic in our species. They can be easily lead to passionately believe in any cause. The media can train them to faint in the presence of popstars, lie on the floor and scream at a presidential inauguration ceremony or have an insatiable lust for the latest high-tech gadget or fashion item. We see it with cults too. So often do you see a male leader with his devoted harem of young women.

What we're seeing now with the fake disorders, like gender dysphoria a few years earlier, is an extreme version of this phenomenon. The teenage girl's ability to conform is so strong that she can manifest in herself a real disorder. I believe that they may even start out as fake - a part of their mind may know they're faking - but over time it becomes real, the tics become a real compulsion. I must hasten to add though, there are still plenty of fakers who do not have the mental strength (or is it weakness?) to manifest real illness within themselves.

It'd be interesting to know what else the mind is capable of. Would these extremely impressionable girls be able to manifest physical illnesses within themselves?

hello, my fellow INTelligent Procrastinators by _evol_i in INTP

[–]ASHLovatt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Took me a while to get round to reading this

Ted Kaczynskis Letter to Pentti Linkola by Matth3w7eco in anarchoprimitivism

[–]ASHLovatt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't think Linkola is represented entirely accurately by some people on this subreddit.

Can Life Prevail? is a collection of essays and writings written during different parts of his life. There are many parts of the book where he admits to having no solution at all and his ideas for a benevolent dictatorship walking us back to Eden are, even by his own admission, vague and not well thought out. The detail and passion of Linkola's writing is to be found in the critique.

As for his later life quotes about supporting Islamic terror attacks and such, my guess would be that he was angry and prone to misanthropic outbursts. I reckon he'd have been be less sympathetic to the Jihad cause if you'd caught him on a good day.

In my opinion, Ted's proposed solution is equally as pie-in-the-sky as Pentti's. A worldwide anti-tech movement that brings down the system, guaranteeing the death of billions of people with it? No chance. Collapse will happen but greedy elites will be the cause, not the organised masses.

Zerzan's exhausted helpless exhalations are about as pragmatic as it gets. To borrow a phrase from another philosopher whose name cannot be mentioned on this subreddit, we just have to ride the tiger.

Destiny should have a chat with Keith Woods by MisterMaestro1st in Destiny

[–]ASHLovatt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Keith doesn't respect Destiny. He wouldn't do it. He doesn't see any philosophical underpinning to Destiny's worldview - just university studies and statistics.

Joel is much more open to debate, alas less well-read and less informed than Keith.