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  1. #4726
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    Basically Mueller said.."This could be obstruction if he had bad intent. I can't determine his intent, so I can't conclude that he's not guilty"
    No, Mueller said "I cannot conclude he didn't commit obstruction." See the difference?
  2. #4727
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    no, you don't know that. The conclusion could be A. We don't know the conclusion because there is no conclusion.
    Yes we do. The conclusion is not A.

    If A, not B.
    If B, not A.

    Not A.

    Therefore, B.
  3. #4728
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    The conclusion is not A.
    How do you know? It still could be
  4. #4729
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    Yes we do. The conclusion is not A.

    If A, not B.
    If B, not A.

    Not A.

    Therefore, B.
    NO. THIS IS WRONG
  5. #4730
    You see a field of berries. You don't know which berries are poisonous. But you know which berries are not poisonous.

    So you only eat the berries that you know are fine.

    Can you conclude that the berries you didn't eat are fine? no, you can't conclude that. You can't conclude that they are poisonous either. There is no conclusion. You just don't know. You just know that some berries exist.

    But they still very well could be fine.
    Last edited by TheSpoonald; 04-24-2019 at 01:28 PM.
  6. #4731
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    Yes we do. The conclusion is not A.

    If A, not B.
    If B, not A.

    Not A.

    Therefore, B.
    I really don't know why you're choosing to die on this hill. But the logic should be really simple.

    If A, not B
    If inconclusive, could be A or B

    if you're using the word "therefore" then you are inferring information that is not in the Mueller report.
  7. #4732
    have a look at this:

    https://thehill.com/opinion/white-ho...ump-obstructed

    Investigation of obstruction of justice could still move ahead. “We conducted a thorough factual investigation in order to preserve the evidence when memories were fresh and documentary materials were available,” the report stated. It notes that the president could still be prosecuted after leaving office through resignation or impeachment.
    Fourth, if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state,” the report concluded. In other words, if the evidence had given the special counsel an opportunity to clear Trump of the charge of obstruction, Mueller would have taken it. “Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment.” In other words, there is just too much evidence of obstruction.
  8. #4733
    Oh, and just because you keep going on about how it's ok to lie to the public

    Few people remember this, but the obstruction-of-justice article against Nixon held the president accountable for lying to the American people — not when he was under oath, but when he made public statements about Watergate.
    ruh roh!.jpg
  9. #4734
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    PAAAAHHHH - FUCKING - THETIC

    There isn't a single syllable in that entire thing that makes a case for obstruction. It just says "don't lose hope dems, it might still could maybe possibly somehow someway still happen if we're all really good boys and girls this year"

    PS - Does this mean we are moving on from you retarded A/B game? Just because something is cannot be concluded to be A, doesn't mean it's not A.
  10. #4735
    Double ruh roh!

    Mueller’s team writes that its investigation “found multiple acts by the President that were capable of exerting undue influence over law enforcement investigations, including the Russian-interference and obstruction investigations.” It says his “efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests.
    Edit: Don't think the law discriminates between 'attempted' and 'successful' obstruction. But hey I'm sure it'll be a new law by the time Trump goes to court.
    Last edited by Poopadoop; 04-24-2019 at 01:44 PM.
  11. #4736
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    PS - Does this mean we are moving on from you retarded A/B game? Just because something is cannot be concluded to be A, doesn't mean it's not A.
    It certainly suggests that it's B, but only if you have common sense.
  12. #4737
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    It certainly suggests that it's B, but only if you have common sense.
    No it doesn't. And if you have common sense, you wouldn't jump to conclude B, or even strongly suspect B without evidence.
  13. #4738
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    There isn't a single syllable in that entire thing that makes a case for obstruction.
    The article is not a legal document; that's not its purpose. It also doesn't say ice cream is yummy. But it is.


    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    It just says "don't lose hope dems, it might still could maybe possibly somehow someway still happen if we're all really good boys and girls this year"
    Where does it say that? I missed that part.
  14. #4739
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    No it doesn't. And if you have common sense, you wouldn't jump to conclude B, or even strongly suspect B without evidence.
    No but if there really was no evidence you would wonder why so much evidence was discussed, leading to the conclusion of not A.
  15. #4740
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    The article is not a legal document;
    It's not an article either.

    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    I missed that part.
    you missed this part too

    BY KEN HUGHES, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 04/19/19 01:30 PM EDT 849 THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN
  16. #4741
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    No but if there really was no evidence you would wonder why so much evidence was discussed
    How much evidence was discussed? Wanna try this again?

    1) Of the 10 possible instances of obstruction cited in the MR, which do you think presents the strongest case for criminal activity?

    2) What evidence of the act do you find compelling?

    3) What evidence of intent do you find compelling?

    4) In the instance you chose, how does Trump's behavior differ from the behavior that you would reasonably expect from someone who is frustrated at being framed for treason by partisan operatives within his own executive branch
  17. #4742
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    How much evidence was discussed? Wanna try this again?
    Already done. Why keep beating a dead banana?
  18. #4743
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    It's not an article either.


    you missed this part too
    No i saw it was an opinion. An opinion that quotes directly from the M.R.
  19. #4744
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    No i saw it was an opinion. An opinion that quotes directly from the M.R.
    weird, I couldn't find the quote you cited in post 4735

    Fake news
  20. #4745
    From the MR

    “a criminal investigation during the President’s term is permissible”
    there was nothing stopping the report from concluding Trump had obstructed justice but that he could not be indicted as president. Instead the report declaratively says

    “this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime”
  21. #4746
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    weird, I couldn't find the quote you cited in post 4735

    Fake news
    Look harder.
  22. #4747
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    From the MR



    there was nothing stopping the report from concluding Trump had obstructed justice but that he could not be indicted as president. Instead the report declaratively says
    lol, are you going back now to denying that Mueller couldn't conclude Trump was guilty?
  23. #4748
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    lol, are you going back now to denying that Mueller couldn't conclude Trump was guilty?
    A determination of guilt is a matter for a court and a jury. So I'm not denying that Mueller couldn't find Trump guilty. He could not.

    Another thing he couldn't do....make a decision about indictment/charges.....that's the AG's job. So if Mueller had conclusive evidence of obstruction, he could have presented it as such. He would not be violating his vow to not indict a president, as that decision would not be his anyway.

    Dont be as dumb as oskar thinking that only congress has the power to do anything about the findings in the MR
    Last edited by TheSpoonald; 04-24-2019 at 02:12 PM.
  24. #4749
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    Look harder.
    I tried searching the page for the word "accede". It's not there man.

    In the passage quoted in post 4735, I'm wondering why the quotation marks don't close. Where are the closing quotes supposed to be?
  25. #4750
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    A determination of guilt is a matter for a court and a jury. So I'm not denying that Mueller couldn't find Trump guilty. He could not.

    Another thing he couldn't do....make a decision about indictment/charges.....that's the AG's job. So if Mueller had conclusive evidence of obstruction, he could have presented it as such. He would not be violating his vow to not indict a president, as that decision would not be his anyway.

    He did present evidence. He did not say the president was innocent of OOJ. He operated under the principle that he couldn't even recommend indictment because of 'sitting president blahblahbah'.

    Why are trying to make this into an argument again? you've already grudgingly accepted all of this.
  26. #4751
    Another thing I learned today, Mueller could have filed a sealed indictment to be opened after Trump left office.

    That's what he would do if he had enough evidence to charge on obstruction.

    He didn't do that
  27. #4752
    Lol, now Trump is saying he'd ask the Supreme Court to intervene if the Ds tried to impeach him.

    Captain Retard at it again.
  28. #4753
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    Another thing I learned today, Mueller could have filed a sealed indictment to be opened after Trump left office.

    That's what he would do if he had enough evidence to charge on obstruction.

    He didn't do that
    Sealed indictments are made public now? Do you know what a 'sealed indictment' is?

    Edit: Oh ffs you are so desperate. He already said he can't indict the president, not even a sealed indictment. Ffs.
    Last edited by Poopadoop; 04-24-2019 at 02:23 PM.
  29. #4754
    Poop, you do realize that Mueller could have said "Trump obstructed", right? There is nothing in the DOJ rules that says you can't accuse a President of a crime. There is nothing that says you can't present compelling evidence of a crime. You just can't indict

    And again, he could have filed a sealed indictment for use after the president leaves office. That's totally allowed. That satisfies the DOJ rules. There's no public charge. The president isn't on trial. He doesn't have to defend himself. And he's not under indictment while in office.

    The DOJ rules are not a smokescreen that lets the president do whatever he wants. It's not a license to commit crimes. It's not a protective blanket. Congress doesn't need to act. The DOJ can act on it's own. It just didn't, because there was no crime.
  30. #4755
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    Sealed indictments are made public now? Do you know what a 'sealed indictment' is?

    Edit: Oh ffs you are so desperate. He already said he can't indict the president, not even a sealed indictment. Ffs.
    He can file a sealed indictment because it wouldn't be against a sitting president. It would only be opened after he's not sitting anymore.

    And it would not be public. But it would also mean that justice was served. And shouldn't that be the end of it?

    So can you not conclude that either A) No crime was committed or B) Sealed indictments were already filed and Trump can face the music in 2025. Are you not satisfied with either of those outcomes?
  31. #4756
    But if Mueller did file sealed indictments, the AG would know. And he probably wouldn't go out in public saying "NO OBSTRUCTION"
  32. #4757
    Once again....

    1) Of the 10 possible instances of obstruction cited in the MR, which do you think presents the strongest case for criminal activity?

    2) What evidence of the act do you find compelling?

    3) What evidence of intent do you find compelling?

    4) In the instance you chose, how does Trump's behavior differ from the behavior that you would reasonably expect from someone who is frustrated at being framed for treason by partisan operatives within his own executive branch
  33. #4758
    In all of your tortuous attempts to talk yourself into Trump being innocent, do you forget he explicitly passed the OOJ issue to Congress? Do you forget that he said Trump could be charged once he was no longer president? Do you forget he explicitly said he could not even ACCUSE Trump of a crime?

    Are you really so badly, desperately needing Trump to be innocent that you just pick the facts you like and discard the rest and go from the facts you like through a few more steps to the conclusion you want? Really?
  34. #4759
    Remember when Buzzfeed reported that they had proof that Trump ordered Cohen to lie to congress?

    Remember how they said that they had sources in the Mueller investigation that told them that for sure.

    Remember how Bob Mueller himself came out the very next day and shut that down. The story never proved to be even close to true.

    Don't you think we would have heard from Mueller if Barr was materially misrepresenting his findings?
  35. #4760
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    Once again....
    Once again, read my previous answers.

    From now on, you only get each question answered once. Whether you like the answer or not.
  36. #4761
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    In all of your tortuous attempts to talk yourself into Trump being innocent, do you forget he explicitly passed the OOJ issue to Congress?
    False. This isn't even possible. Congress and the DOJ are in separate branches of government. They don't collaborate like that.

    Do you forget that he said Trump could be charged once he was no longer president?
    Right. And if that were going to happen, then the sealed indictments would already be filed. And if that were the case, would the AG be saying "no crimes"? Barr has been AG before. He doesn't need this job. He has nothing to gain by being a Trump toadie.

    Do you forget he explicitly said he could not even ACCUSE Trump of a crime?
    Citation? And define "accuse". Does that mean he could not present damning evidence without stating a conclusion?
  37. #4762
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    Remember when Buzzfeed reported that they had proof that Trump ordered Cohen to lie to congress?

    Remember how they said that they had sources in the Mueller investigation that told them that for sure.

    Remember how Bob Mueller himself came out the very next day and shut that down. The story never proved to be even close to true.

    Don't you think we would have heard from Mueller if Barr was materially misrepresenting his findings?
    Buzzfeed is not Mueller's boss. Barr is.

    Try another excuse.
  38. #4763
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    Once again, read my previous answers.
    Your previous answer wasn't one of the 10 options listed.
  39. #4764
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    Buzzfeed is not Mueller's boss. Barr is.
    Uh no. Mr. Mueller is very much unemployed.
  40. #4765
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    Barr has been AG before. He doesn't need this job. He has nothing to gain by being a Trump toadie.
    And yet he got the job by being a Trump toadie, and continues to be one.
  41. #4766
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    And yet he got the job by being a Trump toadie, and continues to be one.
    How do you know how he got the job? How many other candidates were there? Who else was considered?
    What were their views on Trump?
  42. #4767
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    Uh no. Mr. Mueller is very much unemployed.
    Whatever. he doesn't want to stir the pot. He's done his job he's out of the picture. he wants a vacation. take your pick.
  43. #4768
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    How do you know how he got the job? How many other candidates were there? What were there views on Trump?
    Wow you really are fascinated by what I think aren't you?
  44. #4769
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    Whatever. he doesn't want to stir the pot. He's done his job he's out of the picture. he wants a vacation. take your pick.
    "Shut up" he explained
  45. #4770
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    Your previous answer wasn't one of the 10 options listed.
    Like I said, whether you like the answer or not.

    I'll add to that whether you believe it's an answer or not.
  46. #4771
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    Like I said, whether you like the answer or not.

    I'll add to that whether you believe it's an answer or not.
    You had 10 choices, and rather than choose one, you invented an 11th out of thin air.

    Just because ORANGE MAN BAD
  47. #4772
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    "Shut up" he explained
    Where did i say shut up. I offered some possible reasons why Mueller didn't want to make a stink over Barr's toadying. You want a few more?

    Barr's wife and his wife are friends. Barr loaned him money when they were younger and Mueller owes him a favour. Mueller doesn't give a shit if someone else lies. Mueller had a stroke and can't talk. Mueller isn't answering his phone. Any of those work for you?
  48. #4773
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post
    You had 10 choices, and rather than choose one, you invented an 11th out of thin air.
    Did I? Oh ok sorry buddy.
  49. #4774
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpoonald View Post

    Just because ORANGE MAN BAD
    I got nothing against Oranges. I don't like Criminal Retards though, that's true.
  50. #4775
    Hey Oskar....if you're ever unemployed, just remember you can do Cuomo's job.

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    https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/st...003215873?s=20

    The replies to this offers a deep dive into the minds of Trump-conservatives.

    https://twitter.com/HeadHam67/status...197056000?s=20

    This one is a piece of art!
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  52. #4777
    The replies to this offers a deep dive into the minds of Trump-conservatives.
    I don't understand how someone can cite this tweet and its replies as evidence that the right are lunatics, and not whoever the fuck it is peddling this crap that babies = cancer.

    It's like tweeting something offensive is a shit ton worse than teaching students utter fucking drivel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OngBonga View Post
    I don't understand how someone can cite this tweet and its replies as evidence that the right are lunatics, and not whoever the fuck it is peddling this crap that babies = cancer.

    It's like tweeting something offensive is a shit ton worse than teaching students utter fucking drivel.
    https://youtu.be/3fjQOn5_EUk?t=28
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  54. #4779
    [enter "over my head" meme here]
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    Gotta love an argument that begins, "I can't imagine..."
    As if the deficient imagination is evidence of anything.
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  56. #4781
    Quote Originally Posted by MadMojoMonkey View Post
    Gotta love an argument that begins, "I can't imagine..."
    As if the deficient imagination is evidence of anything.
    As if the phrase "I can't imagine" is to be taken literally, as though the person using such a phrase is bereft of imagination.
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  57. #4782
    Quote Originally Posted by OngBonga View Post
    I don't understand how someone can cite this tweet and its replies as evidence that the right are lunatics, and not whoever the fuck it is peddling this crap that babies = cancer.

    It's like tweeting something offensive is a shit ton worse than teaching students utter fucking drivel.
    It may or may not be fruitful to compare cancer to a fetus, but the parallels are there.

    The reaction of 'zomg it's dehumanizing babies! arrrgggh!' is what is drivel, because the purpose is to understand cancer, not understand babies. The person behind the slide is not thinking 'here's a chance to promote abortion', they're thinking 'here's an interesting way of looking at cancer'

    If this was shown at a pro-abortion rally rather than a biology lecture, the outrage would be more appropriate. You don't take a biology class to find out what the prof's views on abortion are, anymore than you go to a pro-abortion rally to find out whether the speaker has a good grasp of how cancer works.
  58. #4783
    It may or may not be fruitful to compare cancer to a fetus, but the parallels are there.
    Are you serious?

    The person behind the slide is not thinking 'here's a chance to promote abortion', they're thinking 'here's an interesting way of looking at cancer'
    No, it's a deliberate attempt to cause yet more division between left and right minded people.

    Students in a university studying biology do not need a patronising and piss poor analogy for cancer. You can just go right ahead and teach them what cancer actually is, rather than comparing it to something beautiful and essential to the survival of the species.
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  59. #4784
    Quote Originally Posted by OngBonga View Post
    Are you serious?
    Yes that's why i said it.


    Quote Originally Posted by OngBonga View Post
    No, it's a deliberate attempt to cause yet more division between left and right minded people.
    So let me get this straight, in the middle of a lecture about cancer, the prof stops and says 'oh btw, look at how cancer is like a baby. Now all of you go out and have an abortion! And if you're a right-wing looney, please post this on twitter so all your friends can go 'arrrrghgh!''


    Quote Originally Posted by OngBonga View Post
    Students in a university studying biology do not need a patronising and piss poor analogy for cancer. You can just go right ahead and teach them what cancer actually is, rather than comparing it to something beautiful and essential to the survival of the species.
    First of all, babies aren't beautiful. They're ugly as fuck. I wouldn't wish any harm on one, but calling them beautiful is just silly.

    Second, do you know what a parasite it? It's something that lives in your body and feeds off of it. Do you see the parallel between cancer and a parasite? Ok, then tell me why the parallel between cancer and a fetus is any different.
  60. #4785
    Quote Originally Posted by OngBonga View Post
    it's a deliberate attempt to cause yet more division between left and right minded people.
    This is the kind of meandering-path-logic reaction that makes it so difficult to teach people in the Age of Outrage.
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    Taking 1 slide of a lecture out of context isn't really telling us much at all.

    Not knowing what the presenter said to go along with that slide makes it very hard to know if the presenter was pressing an agenda or carefully skirting it.

    I mean... if that professor was pressing a political agenda, I'm pretty confident that about half the students would be pretty pissed about it and convinced that that's not what they paid the college for when they signed up for a biology class.

    One tweet of 1 slide from a presentation isn't giving any context to the situation.
    Maybe the professor was pressing a political agenda. It's just not clear from a photo of a lecture slide without any further context.


    FYI, if facts make you uncomfortable, that's not the fault of the facts. If facts change your mind, then congrats! Good adulting on your part.
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  62. #4787
    Quote Originally Posted by MadMojoMonkey View Post
    Taking 1 slide of a lecture out of context isn't really telling us much at all.

    Not knowing what the presenter said to go along with that slide makes it very hard to know if the presenter was pressing an agenda or carefully skirting it.

    I mean... if that professor was pressing a political agenda, I'm pretty confident that about half the students would be pretty pissed about it and convinced that that's not what they paid the college for when they signed up for a biology class.

    One tweet of 1 slide from a presentation isn't giving any context to the situation.
    Maybe the professor was pressing a political agenda. It's just not clear from a photo of a lecture slide without any further context.
    This is all true. If the prof. actually did this to openly promote a political view they should stfu and stick to teaching biology.

    But I doubt they did because common sense should tell them someone in the audience is going to hold the opposite view very strongly and complain very loudly.

    Assuming their aims were innocent they nowadays still have to be careful because someone is likely going to misinterpret their slide and freak out anyways. This is why i say it's hard to teach in the Age of Outrage.
  63. #4788
    How amusing that poop is using "the Age of Outrage" in an argument against me.

    Trump tweeted "blah blah blah".

    OMFG *screeching noises*

    Mojo makes a nice balanced post and is absolutely right, this could have been taken way out of context. But I think the concern is that universities have already become breeding grounds for left wing indoctrination.

    Poop, question... do your students clap? Or is it that jazz hands bollocks? Is that actually a thing?
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  64. #4789
    Quote Originally Posted by OngBonga View Post
    How amusing that poop is using "the Age of Outrage" in an argument against me.

    Trump tweeted "blah blah blah".

    OMFG *screeching noises*

    You're the only one making screeching noises here.

    When Trump tweets something and i call him 'Captain Retard', that's expressing amusement, not outrage.

    When someone puts up a slide showing the similarities between cancer and a fetus, or when someone refers to people in a church as 'Easter Worshippers', or when someone doesn't give fishermen their due respect in your eyes, you lose your shit like a total snowflake.


    Quote Originally Posted by OngBonga View Post
    Poop, question... do your students clap? Or is it that jazz hands bollocks? Is that actually a thing?
    I don't know what you're talking about. There's nothing to clap about, it's a lecture not a play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poopadoop View Post
    I don't know what you're talking about. There's nothing to clap about, it's a lecture not a play.
    I clap when the professor says we need to topple the ruling class and hoist their lifeless bodies up in the public square.
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  66. #4791
    Quote Originally Posted by oskar View Post
    I clap when the professor says we need to topple the ruling class and hoist their lifeless bodies up in the public square.
    Sounds like someone knows how to get a top mark.

    My class doesn't clap when I say that. They did laugh when I pointed to the top of the IQ curve and said 'this is you', then pointed to the bottom of the curve and said 'this is people who voted for Donald Trump'.

    I guess that's a form of applause.
  67. #4792
    I imagine you losing your shit like a total snowflake.
    fyp
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  68. #4793
    I don't know what you're talking about. There's nothing to clap about, it's a lecture not a play.
    Oh, is that only reserved for performances? I thought it was standard after a good lecture.
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  69. #4794
    Quote Originally Posted by OngBonga View Post
    Oh, is that only reserved for performances? I thought it was standard after a good lecture.
    Not afaik. I never clapped when I was a student. I had a group clap at the end of the year once but I think they were just happy it was finally over.
  70. #4795
    Also, I only give about a dozen lectures a year. Maybe if I had more practice I could get them to applaud.
  71. #4796
    I'll not take the opportunity to suggest that maybe your students just don't clap your lectures.

    Shit, I just did, didn't I?
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  72. #4797
    Sorry I'm sure you're great at your job, I'm just amusing myself.
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  73. #4798
    I'm on a research-focused contract. At lecturing, I'm ok. Not great but not shit either.

    At research, I'm pretty good. Not a superstar, but certainly above average.

    The rest of my job is boring admin tasks, and you can only really be competent at them or incompetent; there's not really any way to shine at pencil pushing. So, I'm competent.
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    I never applauded a lecture, nor do I hear students applauding very often.
    That said, today and yesterday were the last days of classes, and it's standard for the introphysics students to applaud at the end of the final lecture, and when I enter ('cause I know class is over due to the applause), I get applause as well.
    Some professors actually invite me into the room and thank me, which always gets applause, but it's not the same when the professor basically said, "now everyone clap for Sean"
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    in ur accounts... confiscating ur funz
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