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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: do you support right to work laws on: Today at 10:33:56 am
The whole American system doesn't make any sense to me. I don't understand why workers should be forced to join a union if they don't want to and I don't understand why workers should be prevented from joining a union if they want to. Guess that's an issue where Old Europe is more free-market oriented than 'Murica.
2  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to unban Barfbag on: April 17, 2014, 09:48:26 pm
Why is everybody talking about "barfbag" as if he's a unique poster? He's Derek... barfbag is Derek. He's a sock, not a legitimate poster.

Well Derek was often an idiot as well, in fact even jmfcst couldn't stand him because he was so stupid. And the thread above with Derek as barfbag's economic proposals is a classic example. The worst part is that's not what Paulites believe or advocate when they support returning to the gold standard. It's basically him trying to defend the gold standard with reasoning he pulls out of his ass and would be obviously idiotic to anyone who passed a high school economics class.

Another trait in barfbag that I remember Derek doing a lot was how so many of his posts simply made no sense at all. It didn't seem like he was even trying to troll either it was like that he had some sort of idea but couldn't figure out how to articulate it, or he didn't understand what the person he was replying to was saying or couldn't think of a rebuttal, so he would just throw in some non-sequitur out of not being able to respond with anything else.
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Mao Mao Uprising on: April 17, 2014, 09:46:23 pm
Won't vote as the poll options both make no sense and don't give any way for Democrats to vote.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 17, 2014, 09:44:28 pm
It just never ceases to amaze how Bushie is simultaneously so cautious and thorough in planning yet also so careless. It's like he's only thorough on things that don't matter and completely ignores things that do matter. This is a guy who owns a weather radio, stayed in a motel room to avoid driving in one inch of snow for a job he ended up not keeping anyway, and at one point was even planning on traveling to a city to get a feel for it before even applying to any jobs there, yet took weeks to confirm he even got his certificate. It's like the equivalent of a home builder who pays super close attention to make sure all the colors on a new house are exactly right and all the doors and windows are in the needed perfect location down to a millimeter but ignores the basic foundation and structure of the house which winds up collapsing.
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Game of Thrones vs. Girls on: April 17, 2014, 09:22:25 pm
How much of Game of Thrones have you watched, BRTD?

Basically whatever has been on whenever I'm at someone's who has it on. I should probably add the season 1 DVDs to my Netflix queue.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 17, 2014, 08:24:17 pm
Normally not getting two jobs you applied for isn't a big deal or anything that should be considered a crisis and you can just keep on applying. However I hope this taught Bushie a lesson about the pointlessness of going through all that to book hotel reservations or find Wal-Marts in Tulsa. I hope, not that I expect that that occurred or that he learned anything.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oldiesfreak Deluge of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: April 17, 2014, 08:14:16 pm
Yep, I actually found a thread about nine months old with posts by a now banned poster which regardless are so stupid they still need to be highlighted: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=176457.0
8  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to unban Barfbag on: April 17, 2014, 08:12:07 pm
Anyone who wants him back should read this: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=176457.0

One of those threads where the stupidity of his proposals just hurts.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Previous Poster's Signature Thread on: April 17, 2014, 07:12:14 pm
That sums up so many Atlas threads, yet not the ones people like Gully like to throw fits over.
10  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Do you mostly hold the same religious beliefs as your parents? on: April 17, 2014, 04:27:47 pm
My mom was raised Catholic but is now sort of a generic Christian who doesn't care about denominational differences and is willing to go to any church. My dad was raised Lutheran but is very lapsed and non-practicing and hardly ever goes to church at all. Voted option 3.

You can probably also see why I think "cultural Catholicism" is a really silly thing and kind of an alien concept.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How can I get cash? on: April 17, 2014, 04:23:09 pm
...go to the bank?

My bank is a mostly North Dakota one. It has only one branch in the state which is out in Golden Valley.

You clearly need to switch banks.

Or just borrow some cash off a friend or something. How much can you possibly need for "merch"?

Convenience. My mom works at the bank so if I ever have problems (like this fraud) I just text hwr and let her take care of it. I rarely so anything aside maybe sign sone papers I get mailed.

As for merch prices LPs and shirts are usually like $15.

Clearly it's not that convenient, because you're now posting on an Internet forum about how to get cash.  Why not open up more than one bank account?  Also, why can't you take care of your own bank account?  I've had someone attempt to use my card before, and I was able to cancel it on my own and get a new one.  Why is this something you have to have your mom do for you?

Believe me, having family working in the bank where you have an account is very useful.

I realize that, but not useful enough to justify having only one bank account that's in a different state from one's current residence.

The branch office here is in Golden Valley. It's less than 15 minutes from my apartment, not like it's Duluth or Bemidji or something. I have no problem driving there for actual banking things, like when I got my car loan (though that was at the downtown office when it was still open.) or cashing insurance checks. It just seems a bit inconvenient to drive there right after work from the other corner of the metro to take out $40.

Happened to me too about a year ago when I stupidely put the magnetic leather case of my smartphone in the same pocket where my wallet was in.

I went to the ATM to get some money but the card was dead. Then I went to my bank and told them and they sent me a new card via post 2 days later.

Because I always have something like a 100 reserve at home it didn't bother me much.

...

But with your bank location problem BRTD, it would probably best to do 3 things quickly soon:

1. Ask someone to borrow you the money
2. Call your mum at the bank to send you a new card by post so you don't have to drive around the entire state
3. It would probably be more convinient to switch banks to one nearby
4. Make sure your card is not blocked anymore in the future

Or, if you have one - use your additional credit card instead of your debit card at the ATM ...

1. Is going to happen.
2. Already done. Although as noted the bank is in a first ring suburb, not around the entire state.
3. Might open a different account at somewhere local. Have considered it for awhile but never considered it a big deal.
4. This was probably because of the Target breach. Honestly I should've cancelled it earlier.

As for using my credit card to get cash at the ATM, I can do that, but the fees and interest are big and even worse than the standard credit card interest.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 17, 2014, 04:20:15 pm
Ugh. Yes that's true.

Well at least it's a lot less pages that need to be manually saved.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 17, 2014, 04:15:33 pm
I've figured out a way to do save it all to a PDF, I think, but it's fairly time-consuming.

Essentially you can still access the thread but typing "cache:[url]" into your address bar. But from there it doesn't let you print the thread or go to other pages. You have to manually type in the url for each page. But, I figure you can take a screenshot of each page, and then combine those screenshots into one PDF. It'll just take a while.

I can probably get a PDF of the entirety of XI and XIII but not XII because Google doesn't have a cache of the printpage of that for some reason. That'll have to be done manually.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 17, 2014, 04:11:53 pm
That's probably true, and it reminds me of a comment I made a couple years ago about how Bushie would react if he met the wife of this guy who runs a hardcore label/distro in Sioux Falls, SD, basically a female version of me now, a rather preachy Christian who had a Bible verse tattoo on her lower back but got really drunk at the shows while moshing and would usually get high at the after party.

"She's a Christian...but she hangs out with atheists...and listens to evil music...and wears horrible clothes and evil bands' shirts....and gets drunk and uses marijuana...and swears!....*head explodes*"

Such people might exist in South Dakota, but not in Oklahoma.

I have to go to Sioux Falls this summer for a work-related conference. I want to check this distro out!

Doesn't exist anymore and only did mailorder and having tables at shows anyway. Best place to check out would be the Ernie November record store.
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Game of Thrones vs. Girls on: April 17, 2014, 04:10:19 pm
Girls is the worst show on television.

Um, what? Even if you don't like it it's still pretty absurd considering the competition. It's up against Duck Dynasty, Two and a Half Men and all of reality television.
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Game of Thrones vs. Girls on: April 17, 2014, 08:32:09 am
Both are good from what I've seen but Girls is way better.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 16, 2014, 09:44:02 pm
Was it Nathan or Simfan who was disgusted when I mentioned that Methodist church in Sioux Falls that starts their evening service at 6:05PM because 605 is South Dakota's area code?
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: US States Ranked By Musical Importance on: April 16, 2014, 09:38:51 pm
Any list that doesn't have DC at #1 is crazy. #19? WTF wow.

Here's what the top 10 should be counting only good music:

1-DC (hands down and far ahead of everything else)

What history am I unaware of here?

Revolution Summer. For more info: http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2012/nov/27/rites-spring-summer-punk-rock

And of course Minor Threat, and then later Fugazi. And then the whole Dischord Records scene.
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: How many kids do you want? on: April 16, 2014, 09:37:47 pm
I think my 10-year old daughter is enough.
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Bharatiya Janata Party on: April 16, 2014, 09:19:02 pm
I just basically put their voters in the same category as Golden Dawn voters.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Tumblr Leftism vs. True Leftism on: April 16, 2014, 09:17:39 pm

He doesn't support Obama. And he thinks Girls is a terrible show.
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Tumblr Leftism vs. True Leftism on: April 16, 2014, 09:17:10 pm
The one that's not an incoherent pulsating mass of nonsense created by 15 year olds as an excuse for their angst.

Glad to see you also vote for Tumblr Leftism.
Guess again Wink

I was inspired to create my display name when I was at a show with some local bands, and one gave a little speech before one of their songs which they said is called "Anoka Hennepin" after the local school district. Obviously it was about the cases of anti-gay harassment and suicides in said district and then he expanded about how we need to tackle all forms of oppression like gender oppression and how as a straight white male he benefits from the patriarchal racist and hetereosexist dominance of our society but that he still calls for it to be destroyed, while the rather intoxicated 21+ crowd just cheered and yelled loudly in approval. Then they started playing the song and all the drunk people started jumping around and climbing on stage to jump off while you couldn't understand any of the lyrics anyway because it was mostly incoherent screaming. And of course there was no one under 21 in attendance. So yeah not 15 year olds.

On the other hand you have this: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?action=profile;u=6269;sa=showPosts
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Tumblr Leftism vs. True Leftism on: April 16, 2014, 09:09:46 pm
The one that's not an incoherent pulsating mass of nonsense created by 15 year olds as an excuse for their angst.

Glad to see you also vote for Tumblr Leftism.
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Tumblr Leftism vs. True Leftism on: April 16, 2014, 09:07:43 pm

Tumblr leftists support the Democratic Party.
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Tumblr Leftism vs. True Leftism on: April 16, 2014, 09:07:20 pm
I don't know if I understand what true leftism is. 

Tumblr leftism is, in my mind, basically a breed of college campus reactionary victimhood where you're supposed to be ashamed of yourself all the time unless you're black or transgender. 

True leftism is just extreme leftism, either born out of a desire for leftist street cred and being emotionally adolescent.

By those definitions, I go with true leftism.  I prefer that ideology simply because it's fits in with my beliefs in egalitarianism and constantly questioning authority.  Tumblr leftism feels more like a cult to me.

I see it more like Lena Dunham vs. Dennis Kucinich.

I have no idea what Lena Dunham's politics are.  Don't tumblr types hate her because her show is about white people?

Campaigned for Obama and refuses to get married until same-sex marriage is legal nationwide. That sort of archetype.

The type of proto-tumblr leftism I referred to that shaped my politics is in a scene that's almost exclusively white people, so I don't think that sort of definition works well. Think more white people who think most white people are terrible but they and the people in their subculture are the exceptions.
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