Do you ever have a problem where you just don’t know how to reply to an argument, not because you don’t know the answer, but you just don’t know where to begin? Like, the foundation of knowledge you’d need to impart to this person before you could even begin to drag them out of their sinkhole of ignorance would cost thousands of dollars if it were coming from a university?
i can’t believe it’s 2014 and there’s still no gay romantic comedy about vin diesel and dwayne johnson falling in love
They raise a gaggle of kids undercover working for a gov’t agency together
i would pay multiple dollars to see vin diesel and dwayne johnson portray a cute affectionate couple
also they meet because vin diesel is a volunteer at the local animal shelter and dwayne johnson is thinking of adopting a kitten BUT THEN ends up with a grumpy, old, one-eyed cat named frackles because vin diesel was like “old cats get no love it’s all kitten this, kitten that, meanwhile old frackles has been here for three years” and dwayne johnson hurriedly over-agrees because omg what a cute guy omg. and then frackles turns out to be this wackadoodle, hard-drinking, peeing-everywhere, womanizing, troublemaker cat who turns dwayne johnson’s life upside-down. vin diesel and dwayne johnson have adventures like bailing frackles out of the drunk tank and trying out every possible brand of kitty litter to see if frackles likes any of them. vin diesel knits custom cat toys for frackles and leaves then on dwayne johnson’s doorstep. the end-of-second-act crisis is dwayne johnson thinking he can’t handle it and trying to surrender frackles to the shelter when he thinks vin diesel isn’t on shift buT THEN vin diesel was covering a shift for a friend who’s auditioning for a role in a local musical production and he’s like YOU’RE GIVING UP ON FRACKLES SO I’M GIVING UP ON YOU and won’t hear any of dwayne johnson’s protestations and takes frackles home himself and they get drunk and talk shit about dwayne johnson until they come back around to how much they like him even though he’s a no-fun grump. when they wake up hungover the next morning, dwayne johnson is at the door with the b-plot lady cat who frackles has been so messed up over. he’s adopted her to make frackles happy and signed up for 3 classes at the shelter for new pet parents and spent all night in his garage hand-crafting cat furniture. cut to: vin diesel and dwayne johnson getting married as frackles and booboo (the b-plot ladycat) cuddle in the front row.
Can you explain why Europeans were much more technologically advanced than the indigenous populations of Africa? I mean, these cultures hadn't even invented sewage systems, which is something the Romans were able to design and implement in 800-735 BC (a long fucking time before "the white man" colonized it)... I mean fuck, without "the white man", they would probably still be in the fucking bronze age.
I don’t really know what kind of history books bigots like you read.
The Great Libraries of Timbuktu? The steel metallurgy of the Haya? Dentistry? Caesarean section? Premature neonatal care? Mathematics, architecture, engineering?
I know it’s hard for a racist like you who imagines “technological advancement” to be some kind of end-all-be-all, or proof of some “inherent intelligence”. I know, I know. It’s hard to imagine, but Europeans have been drawing knowledge from everyone around them since the dawn of time. What did you think ended the Dark Ages?
Your magical (read: white supremacist) idea of a purely 'white' Rome never existed.
The Minoan culture on the island of Crete between 1500-1700 B.C.E. had a highly developed waste management system. They had very advanced plumbing and designed places to dispose of organic wastes. Knossos, the capital city, had a central courtyard with baths that were filled and emptied using terra-cotta pipes. This piping system is similar to techniques used today. They had large sewers built of stone.”
In case you needed further clarification, neither the Minoans nor other (later) Greeks were ethnically uniform. They also had the first flush toilets, dating back to 18th century B.C.E. They had flushing toilets, with wooden seats and an overhead reservoir. The Minoan royals were the last group to use flushing toilets until the re-development of that technology in 1596.
Oh, and look the Mayans had indoor plumbing, acqueducts, and pressurized water too. I mean, you can ignore that the area Mayans lived in had little to few rivers, no lakes or standing water, nor other sources of running water, while simultaneously dealing with monsoons and flooding due to one of the heaviest yearly rainfalls in the Americas.
Classic Maya even used household water filters using locally abundant limestone carved into a porous cylinder, made so as to work in a manner strikingly similar to modern ceramic water filters.
Of course, by this time millenia later none of your precious “white people” had developed any methods besides shitting in pots.Continuing, the earliest archaeological record of an advanced system of drainage comes from the Indus Valley Civilization from around 3100 B.C.E in what is now Pakistan and North India. By 2500 B.C.E (almost 5,000 years ago), highly developed drainage system where wastewater from each house flowed into the main drain.All houses in the major cities of Harappa and Mohenjo−daro had access to water and drainage facilities. Waste water was directed to covered drains which lined the major streets directed to covered drains, which lined the major streets. Each home had its own private drinking well and its own private bathroom. The mains that carried wastewater to a cesspit were tall enough for people to walk through. Reservoirs, a central drainage system, fresh water pumped into the homes. Pools. Baths.It was made from bricks smoothened and joined together seamlessly. The expert masonry kept the sewer watertight. Drops at regular intervals acted like an automatic cleaning device.
Filters for solid waste.Sorry, what were the British doing up until like, 200 years ago? Shitting in the streets? Oh yeah.I mean, I could get into how by the Shang Dynasty (roughly 1600 B.C.E.), China had sophisticated plumbing including pressure inverted siphons.
Or into the city of Amarna, Ancient Egypt. Or Persepolis, Persia and the Achaemenids in 600 B.C.E.But, I mean, it sounds like the only one still in the Bronze Age is you.
This is the best and most comprehensive toilet-related smackdown I’ve ever had the good fortune to witness.