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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton campaign starting Latino "souls to the polls" on: Today at 05:09:57 pm
much like the Christian Coalition ... self-interested identity politics in churches dressed up as driven by "faith"
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of white people having fun in North Korea on: Today at 05:02:38 pm
Why are there Chinese characters on the board?

Anyway, I'd need more than the one video to form an opinion.

https://www.youtube.com/user/xTheLemon/videos

This guy really likes that song.
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Question to self described "pro-life" posters on: September 24, 2016, 07:58:33 pm
As far as I understand the law in Poland right now, I'd support it as it is with the health exceptions as they are, but remove the exception for rape/incest while making sure that rape victims have access to emergency contraception.   And more importantly focus on abortion prevention and support for those who are pregnant and with young children.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I AM IN THE HOME OF OPEBO on: September 24, 2016, 07:02:35 pm
Does BRTD have enough tissues to masturbate over this extremely arousing fact to the point of physical exhaustion?

My girlfriend is also here so need. Smiley

BRTD girlfriend if you are read this, leave opebo home while you still can.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama vetoes 9/11 bill on: September 24, 2016, 01:19:54 pm
So people can spend lots of money on a costly legal battle only for Saudi Arabia to not pay up when the court rules against them.  Sounds like a good plan, definitely.
If it means we'll cut back on our military aid to enforce it, I'll endorse.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Gary Johnson won't fight climate change because the sun is going to explode on: September 24, 2016, 01:16:51 pm
"I didn't conquer Mt. Everest. She lifted up her skirt and gave me a peek."

--Gary Johnson

Go to 8:34

Not sure whether or not to like that, but it's a better metaphor than "conquering" a mountain, at least.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of dfwlibertylover on: September 24, 2016, 12:49:50 pm
Why do people keep making threads about posters no one has ever heard of?
that is the question we would all like to know, but to introduce, dfwlibertylover is a loser who lives in his mom's basement, that is all you need to know

that really narrows it down.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favorite poster who joined in 2003 on: September 24, 2016, 12:48:34 pm
ilikeverin needs more votes.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone IV - Hungover on: September 24, 2016, 12:45:23 pm
I kissed a glass-encased human heart tonight.

Wow!  Any idea whose it was?

Padre Pio's. Boston's been hosting it for the past several days, probably because our archbishop's a Capuchin.

I would have said that in the above post but I decided to lead with a 'hook'. Leave people wondering if I went to the Mutter Museum or something.

10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone IV - Hungover on: September 24, 2016, 02:04:58 am
I kissed a glass-encased human heart tonight.

Wow!  Any idea whose it was?
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Celebrity endorsement megathread on: September 24, 2016, 01:17:41 am

Yes, as we said, the crucial swing state of Kardashiana's 0 EV's remain too close to call. With a state so close to the tipping point, it's clearly all that we should be watching for the entire night.

Isn't it called Kardashistan?
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Celebrity endorsement megathread on: September 23, 2016, 06:01:46 pm
How on God's green earth can you be married to Kanye West and still contemplate voting for Donald Trump?

I can only assume this is a ploy for the ratings/headlines, although I would be totally unsurprised if you told me that Kellyanne Conway had a hand in this, somehow, I'd imagine as a way of diverting media attention from the latest damming revelation about Trump, although experience shows us that wouldn't be too hard.

Hasn't Kanye said some nice things about Trump?
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Batley and Spen by election, 2016 on: September 23, 2016, 05:57:13 pm
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Russian Legislative Election 2016 on: September 23, 2016, 02:33:38 pm
write-in: Zeleniy Pomidor
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone IV - Hungover on: September 23, 2016, 02:20:22 pm
Or maybe she legit just wants to be friends?
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you want to have kids? on: September 23, 2016, 02:17:59 pm
This very likely falls under the umbrella of 'easier said than done', but wouldn't one think a simple solution to that, as an individual man in a specific couple trying to decide whether or not to have children, would be to resolve to do more housework and child care and monitor oneself to make sure one does?

Also it's, you know, unbelievably creepy that you think that men who want kids want them only or primarily in order 'to have something that generates acknowledgement in society', but, you know, whatever. (For the record, even if this is true, it's better solved by cultivating more constructive attitudes towards children and fatherhood, not avoiding fatherhood on principle because the desire to be a father is somehow inherently bad.)

Sure and, yet, that rarely happens and there's something our social structures that is so durable that even the most well-intentioned man inevitably does less housework than his partner. Why this is so is not difficult to understand: men are socialized to not care about messes to the same degree that women are and this creates a "natural" division of labor. None of this is fair, of course, but it's easily explained and it's hard to change the dynamics of this.

There's nothing unbelievably creepy about what I've stated. I'm noting a social fact: that there are social rewards associated with having children. They give you an inner sense of purpose but also a kind of external acknowledgement that your life matters and has value. These are important psychological needs. I'm not devaluing these needs by acknowledging their existence nor am I devaluing children by doing so. I brought these facts up to discuss why it might be, uh, problematic to want to have many kids if one is a man because it's not a lot of work for us in comparison to what having kids entails for women. It's worth reflecting upon and being conscious of, I think. It doesn't naturally lead one to certain positions but it could if one is honest.

Seeing as I'm 22, is it really weird that I'm terrified at the idea of being a parent? This is a pretty normal stance among young people and for good reason: for most us, the prospect of being a parent anytime soon is irresponsible. Because I'm from Idaho, I know some people who are parents and they're all parents by accident. These situations are, almost as a rule, very dire and tend to have bad outcomes, particularly in a country where wages are low and families are rarely stable.

Being terrified of being a parent is very understandable and is normal, even for people who become parents and end up finding a great deal of joy in it. But seeing kids as a relative waste of time and money taking away from one's own enjoyment of life is kinda sad.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Military Times poll of active duty troops: Trump +1...over Johnson on: September 22, 2016, 01:16:46 pm
sex distribution is representative.  ethnic distribution is about half for blacks what you'd expect from a representative sample.
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Amy Schumer on: September 22, 2016, 01:08:37 pm
Just found out she and Chuck are related. Confused and distraught.

distraught Huh  I didn't think she was your type of humor.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton Trump map is interesting. on: September 22, 2016, 12:29:30 pm

looks like it's just based on whatever the most recent poll is, many of dubious quality.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Celebrity endorsement megathread on: September 22, 2016, 12:25:58 pm
Let's not divert this thread into another ad nauseam "Hollywood is full of godless heathens" thing, let's just take that as a given and move on.

Does that include Donald Trump?
Given how painfully obvious it is that he knows nothing about the Bible or Christianity, pretty much. Clinton is more of a Christian than the Donald will ever be

At first I thought you were talking about Bill and I was a bit perplexed. 

But Hillary, yes, it would seem so, at least on some level - though not "will ever be" since we always hold out the possibility of redemption and transformation.
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: LA - SMOR - Kennedy and Boustany lead jungle, Fayard leads Campbell on: September 22, 2016, 10:49:26 am
Sure would be nice to get to choose between Fayard and Cao.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you stand for the Pledge of Allegiance/National Anthem? on: September 22, 2016, 10:20:32 am
It's usually better if you dress up sort of nicely for church, but I would not want to go to a church where people obsess about it and insist on it and look at you weird if you don't.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Celebrity endorsement megathread on: September 22, 2016, 12:12:48 am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewey_F._Bartlett

Oh, I thought you meant the Administration of former Gov. Dewey Bartlett (R-OK).

I could care less what Hollywood stars think.  The Hollywood Republicans just want to hoard their money.  The Hollywood Democrats just want to twist the arm of America until Middle America is forced to affirm their libertine lifestyles and condemn anything close to Biblical morality.  Hollywood is an all-out sewer, and I could care less about what anyone in the entertainment industry thinks.

Martin Sheen cares about morality. But then he's not actually campaigning for Clinton.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Where did Donald Trump get his racialized rhetoric? From libertarians. on: September 21, 2016, 10:48:57 pm
where to start?

Quote
Nowadays, many libertarians like to portray their ideology as one that somehow transcends the left-right divide, but to Rothbard, this was nonsense.

Rothbard literally wrote the book on libertarianism transcending the left-right divide.  The author of this article is clueless.

That's paleolibertarianism which is synthesized with such populism:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Position

Actually, isolationism represents the Old Right, but he constructed a coalition with those 'transcended' populists, hence his support of Duke in the 90s, etc.

I have no idea what you're trying to say here.

But the idea all racialism on the American Right can be traced back to paleolibertarians is an, uh, interesting one.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton Trump map is interesting. on: September 21, 2016, 11:45:55 am
What polls did you use for this?
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