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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of FreedomHawk on: October 20, 2014, 10:25:56 pm
Just for clarification, Alex Jones is a nut, and you only don't like me because I offended you and you had a kneejerk reaction.

You don't HAVE to own an Xbox One but you do anyway because you can. Should they be illegal because you don't need one to live? Same with with assault weapons, which I view are important to have in the event that protection is needed from tyranny.

Yes, people need to own assault weapons because FREEDOMS and the only reason we don't have tyrannical stormtroopers knocking down our doors is because assault weapons is because a handful of idiot rednecks own AK-47s. Only Alex Jones types nuts think like that.

(I don't even really support gun control generally, but because most proposed gun laws don't work, not because of FREEDOM AND LIBERTY!!!!)
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is KCDem a sock of krazen? on: October 20, 2014, 09:53:37 pm
Oddly, many people here seem to think that every troll is a sock, as if there's some very small pool of people who might be bad posters, and so it must just be the same people who come here under different accounts over and over.

Granted, we have had folks like Atheist2006 and Vegetaboi and the like who've come back about 20 times each.  But there are still non-sock trolls who show up all the time.

Yeah I don't get it either. Like the Link=Einzige accusations, it simply makes no sense whatsoever and has zero basis in evidence.
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Cuomo v. Teachout on: October 20, 2014, 09:49:13 pm
I went to a Nader rally for Jonathan Tasini at a bar one night. Got a nice buzz on while listening to him.

Sounds better than the Nader/Hawkins event that I attended at a UU church in Albany a few weeks ago. It featured a disquieting appearance by the Green congressional candidate for NY-21, who thinks that the government did 9/11. Sort of nipped any enthusiasm that I had for Hawkins' candidacy.

Are you surprised? The Green Party is an utterly terrible organization which should be obvious to anyone who's paid any attention to them or their candidates.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of FreedomHawk on: October 20, 2014, 09:42:45 pm
Utterly terrible poster who probably listens to Alex Jones and believes the UN is readying fleets of black helicopters to usher in stormtroopers and steal our freedoms with the idiocy that he spews.
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Cuomo v. Teachout on: October 20, 2014, 09:29:48 pm
Hawkins will be holding a campaign rally with Ralph Nader in NYC next weekend!

Very excited to attend! With Cuomo's campaign collapsing into farce, double digits is looking more and more attainable!

Yuck. This makes me consider switching my endorsement. Nader has caused more damage to this country than Cuomo ever will. Too bad Rent Is Too Damn High isn't an option.

That's why I never supported Hawkins. I'd vote for another joke party if I lived in NY.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Would you hire Bushie for a $20/hour job? on: October 20, 2014, 08:53:41 pm
No.

I'd be hesitant to hire him for anything other than a minimum wage job frankly.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gamergate on: October 20, 2014, 08:48:18 pm
Also it should be said the Gamergate folks are quite ridiculous, even the ones who aren't blatant misogynists are still flipping over minor trivial s[inks]. Even if the "corruption" allegations are true it's the definition of first world problems. But the idea that they represent "gamers" as opposed to "a handful of folks on Reddit and 4chan" is even more absurd.
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of South Park's anti-union propaganda on: October 20, 2014, 06:19:06 pm
Other way around.  I watch TV shows that coincide with my political views.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gamergate on: October 20, 2014, 04:08:16 pm
The problem with Sarkeesian is not that she's "radical" (nor is she, I've never heard her talk about "PIV" and strap ons for lesbian being a tool of the patriarchy or attack trans people) it's that her videos are full of over generalizations and inaccuracies and she never responds to her serious critics, only trolls.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 20, 2014, 04:04:43 pm
If Bushie was worth $20/hour then he would have no problem not being fired from jobs that pay just over half of that.
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of South Park's anti-union propaganda on: October 20, 2014, 03:59:40 pm
The Tea Party is f[inks]ing trash. Why should I care about them being trashed? All progressives oppose the Tea Party.

So it's only bad for shows to make fun of groups that you like?

Yes. I hate when Family Guy makes fun of Christians but that's the only time the show has offended me. It attacking conservatives and the Tea Party is AWESOME.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The government wants to study ‘social pollution’ on Twitter on: October 20, 2014, 01:42:17 pm
You actually need a non-neglible number of communists for a red scare and the only people who believe those exist are the Tea Party people who think the communists ARE the government. Also most people spreading this crap are Alex Jones types, not the far left.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of South Park's anti-union propaganda on: October 20, 2014, 01:38:48 pm
The Tea Party is f[inks]ing trash. Why should I care about them being trashed? All progressives oppose the Tea Party.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The "This is funny now that we know what happened" Time Machine on: October 20, 2014, 11:12:21 am
I guarantee that if a new blue avatar poster started posting the same crap dazzleman always did about liberals being anti-American they'd be written off as a troll.
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of South Park's anti-union propaganda on: October 20, 2014, 10:30:03 am
How's that offensive? It's just Family Guy doing racial humor, not right wing crap like South Park.
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Opinion of South Park's anti-union propaganda on: October 20, 2014, 12:04:12 am
Downright awful, but to be expected from that terrible, morally repugnant filth. Matt Stone and Trey Parker probably would get along great with krazen though.
17  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should it be legal to request donors by race for artificial insemination? on: October 19, 2014, 11:38:46 pm
I find it interesting how none of the SJWs arguing against it in the original thread have chimed in and the closest person we have to arguing their side is...AggregateDemand.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The government wants to study ‘social pollution’ on Twitter on: October 19, 2014, 11:35:32 pm
Ever seen the movie Contagion? People like Jude Law's character in that movie are real and a possible threat.

Seriously conspiracy theory nonsense about diseases and vaccines and all that is not just relatively harmless kookiness like Truthers and Birthers. Just look at all the garbage misinformation spread about HIV in South Africa. Of course the government should be looking in how to counter that crap.
19  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Christianity on: October 19, 2014, 11:30:01 pm
Come on, don't you remember that story where Jesus advocated stoning to death the woman accused of adultery? It's pretty obvious with that He'd also support the same for gays considering the many strong condemnations of homosexuality Jesus did in the Gospels.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you prefer freepcrusher-style Democrats or krazen-style Republicans? on: October 19, 2014, 07:42:09 pm
freepcrusher strikes me as a type of person who fundamentally doesn't give a sh!t about anyone besides themselves anymore than krazen does, but still supports the Democrats because they believe fundamentally their best interests are aligned with them and the Republicans only stand for religious crazies and the super-rich. Well actually I agree with that so it makes sense. However as noted freepcrusher types often take it further and basically support the Democrats on the basis of schaudenfreude, because they enjoy implementing policies that people whose religious beliefs they dislike will be offended by and will inconvenience the super-rich that they view as exploiters of working class people like them. They don't care in the slightest about the poor but would rather have their tax dollars spent on welfare than on tax breaks for big corporations and the Mitt Romneys of the world. And of course just to irritate the krazen-types as well and Randians because they think they are douchebags, or want to piss off the Tea Party because they think they sound like f[inks]ing idiots.

krazen is funnier

I fail to see how he's the slightest bit funny considering he's probably the most repetitive poster on the forum, but I don't expect True Leftists or 15-year olds to have good taste so it makes sense.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: October 19, 2014, 07:09:01 pm
We're back in paradise!  (Aka Oklahoma)!
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: October 19, 2014, 12:57:23 pm
Came here to post that.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gamergate on: October 19, 2014, 12:32:59 pm
I've always thought the strange thing about Sarkeesian is the contrast between the MOR content of her videos, and the incredible emotion in the wider world they provoke. Although I normally find them interesting enough, "Tropes vs Women" strike me as very standard feminist analysis. It seems ridiculous the amount of passion is poured into attacking her or obsessively weeding out her "hypocrisies". And because of that enormous backlash, "gamers" (in reality, dweebs who inexplicably believe themselves representative of all gamers, and edgy political regressives seeking a movement to co-opt), have actually vastly increased Anita's and other SJW's influence on the industry. Which is ... quite funny I guess? I find it funny.

Some rebuttals make sense, but a lot of them are made by stupids who don't seem to understand the difference between a review and a critique. Some of them made by STEMlords dissing entire academic fields flippantly almost make me embarrassed to be a science student. 

This, this, exactly this.  It's pretty obvious that a lot of the opposition to her is not so much directed toward the specific content of her videos, but comes from a place that tries to discredit or dismiss the very idea of cultural critique.  And that's a stance that I have an incredibly hard time respecting.

Well perhaps, but that still doesn't change the fact her videos are full of overgeneralizations and inaccuracies that she never responds to when called out on and focuses only on the trolls. The "Damsel in Distress" one is incredibly bad and comically inaccurate to video games in the 21st century. Most critiques of video games in general basically assume that video games stopped evolving when the year 2000 hit.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: October 19, 2014, 11:12:42 am
What does individual politics got to do with ANYTHING?

INDIVIDUAL POLITICS???

F U ridiculous MORON forum!!

F U

F U!

What's wrong with "you guys" Huh Huh

I know it was only down to one sole moronic soul who decided that this was beyond his worth as a human being to consider comedians as actual human beings.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gamergate on: October 19, 2014, 09:13:11 am
The problem I've always had with Anita Sarkeesian is that her videos frequently receive very well thought out and argued rebuttals, this series more than anyone else...which she conveniently ignores completely and instead highlights only the responses from mysoginistic trolls and then basically says "See this is what everyone who disagrees with me is like!"

And talking about the "gamer community" in 2014 is like talking about the "TV watching community". That term needs to go away.
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