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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Nirvana (band) on: July 28, 2015, 09:23:50 pm
I like them. 90s grunge and alternative might be the only non-scene music I like though most scene people like it too so it's not exactly out of character.
2  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Opinion of Pope Francis' Twitter feed on: July 28, 2015, 09:13:29 pm
https://www.twitter.com/pontifex

I'm....surprised. This is basically like what a hipster Christian blogger I like would write if you take out the ones referring specifically to Catholic sacraments and make it more Tumblr style. In fact I could see myself following this and retweeting a lot if I used Twitter. Wow.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Are Atlas witchhunts against socks worse than socks themselves? on: July 28, 2015, 10:08:03 am
Yes, and a good example of why I say all mods are acting like Inks now. Inks would engage in McCarthyist tactics against anyone he had any suspicion of being a sock, and that's continuing, with people being banned for being "socks", when their original account is over two years old and barely used, or incidents like with JoMCaR where there was no sock at all and the mods handwaved exculpatory evidence ("well the "socks" have different IP addresses...but he might just be posting from other locations.")

Seriously why does it matter if someone makes another account after not posting here for years?
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which Disney Princess do you most prefer the politics of? on: July 28, 2015, 01:16:27 am
Pocahontas

https://youtu.be/TOnfwEuA3GI?t=2m5s
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would Jesus Christ have banned Libertas? on: July 28, 2015, 12:55:19 am
Probably. He is a gay after all, and Christ was all about sending gays to the Lake of Fire and all that jazz.

In which verse does Jesus condemn gays?
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is "The Group" a bit more poignant now? on: July 27, 2015, 11:04:59 pm
There are three other yes votes besides me.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would Jesus Christ have banned Libertas? on: July 27, 2015, 10:36:52 pm
This is so great

Ouch. Sad
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is "The Group" a bit more poignant now? on: July 27, 2015, 10:31:30 pm
This post has always been worthless, unfunny sh*t, and I don't see how Tweed's antisocial behavior could possibly make it any better.

In fairness (to BRTD, not Tweed), I'm not convinced BRTD considers it 'funny'. It's written in such a way that somebody with a specific type of limited emotional range might find it tragic.

Yes, I've never considered it funny at all. It's just similar to a very "emo" style of writing (referring to real emo of course) and very much in the style of scene people on LiveJournal circa first half of the 00s. Tweed nailed it perfectly. Also my current namesake reminded me of it, the actual song title is The Year Summer Ended In June, although it's a far more tragic scenario: The song is about an old band the vocalist used to be in where two of the members were killed in a car accident. Where he was also in the car and was the only survivor.

And I was listening to it when I read that BK was banned. And later when I read Tweed was banned...it was playing again. God has an odd sense of humor at times. Hence the poignancy.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas vs. AAD? on: July 26, 2015, 11:55:21 pm
AAD legitimately has better discussion. Things of actual substance are talked about there not "Hillary/O'Malley vs. Marco Rubio/Ted Cruz discuss with maps"

Disagree.  The actual political discussion there literally takes up a mere ~25% of the forum by post count.  And there's plenty of crap in that 25%, just as there is here.  It's just a different kind of crap.

The 25 percent of that forum that discusses politics is probably worth more than the 90 percent that does here.

Strongly disagree.  AAD has numerous posters whose contributions are nothing special, yet who are incredibly popular because they've been prolific posters over the years, and are part of "the community".

Part of what I like about this forum is the larger base of infrequent posters who post quality stuff.  I'll take the Bull Moose Bases and the Nichlemns over the average AAD poster, even if this forum has more pbrowers who I need to wade through to read them.

The Greece discussion was definitely better on AAD.
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What term to you prefer for Great Britain, Ireland and surrounding islands on: July 26, 2015, 11:48:25 pm
"Atlantic archipelago" or even "Islands of the North Atlantic" are dumb and don't even fit that well, since they're more in the North Sea. If any place deserves "Atlantic archipelago" it's the Azores. For an all inclusive term that includes all the islands, not just the largest two, how about Anglo-Celtic Isles as one suggested term?

But anyway, British Isles for me.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: HockeyDude/xenogard vs. Dave Leip/Nym90 on: July 26, 2015, 11:01:51 pm
Dave Leip>HockeyDude. I'm not sure I know who xenogard is.

The post above is correct.

You seriously would like AAD.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Is "The Group" a bit more poignant now? on: July 26, 2015, 10:58:16 pm
Kind of picked up some deeper meaning:

ok, Inks, I won't curse you out.  just don't do that anymore.  because you want the numbers to look a certain way.  we all do.  but hey, it doesn't work out like that.  let me tell you a story, Inks.  back in the summer I hung out with this group.  we called it, The Group.  we hung out from mid-afternoon everyday to past midnight.  but then this girl came in.  well, she was there anyway, but she ed sh**t up hardcore.  and one of my friends was in love with her, but it was painfully obviously he'd never get with her.  then another of my friends fell in love with her around August 10th.  and she actually liked him.  but there was a problem.  my two friends that were in love with the same girl, they had been best friends forever.  literally.  so the friend that.  oh who cares.  the point is, it ed sh**t up.  and now The Group is no longer.  and I've tried to wink towards my past, but winking towards it doesn't work.  I've become obsessed with it.  and I want The Group back, but it's no longer.  I want the numbers to look a certain way.  but they don't.  sorry Inks.  it happens.  so don't mess with my entries and I won't mess with yours.  it's better that way.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas vs. AAD? on: July 26, 2015, 10:55:01 pm
AAD legitimately has better discussion. Things of actual substance are talked about there not "Hillary/O'Malley vs. Marco Rubio/Ted Cruz discuss with maps"
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you a macho man? on: July 26, 2015, 10:43:36 pm
I listen to f[inks]ing SJWish hardcore for f[inks] sake.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which congressional or other electoral districts have you been to in 2015? on: July 26, 2015, 10:23:19 pm
MN: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
WI: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
IA: 1, 3, 4
NE: 1, 2, 3
CO: 1, 4, 6, 7
GA: 5
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of TimTurner on: July 26, 2015, 10:05:41 pm
FF.

I barely paid attention to him here but he seriously broke out on AAD and established himself as a top-tier poster.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Is there such a thing as "positive metal"? on: July 26, 2015, 09:57:13 pm
I'm thinking of the metal equivalent to this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_hardcore

It came to me when this band came on my Pandora with this bio excerpt:

Quote
Melodic hardcore band Hundredth delivers a message of hope and anti-violence in a heavy, aggressive package.

And that got me thinking, there's actually not much rebellious about hardcore music or the scene at all. It really only is rebellious at all if your parents are conservatives. I'm thinking of the "shock rock" music in the 70s and 80s and how this is the polar opposite. It's music by pretty normal looking people except they likely have a few more tattoos and piercings than average who are all AGAINST violence, and suicide, and disrespecting anyone. Now compare that message to say, early gangsta rap. Consider that this joke cover of Baby Got Back was controversial for degrading and objectifying women. Hell you even have straightedge bands, meaning there are indeed bands with songs about how they DON'T drink or do drugs! Quite frankly it's almost an after school special-style message with mosh parts. There's country music that's edgier.

I'm thinking of some stuff Einzige posted on AAD, old style hardcore and thrash crossover with such a polar opposite message. It might be "all liberal, all the time", but it's the least rebellious or shocking liberalism possible, unless you are particularly bothered by profanity. Quite a stark contrast to even 80s punk music in that respect. I mean imagine the reaction of someone previously unaware that the modern day successors to the Dead Kennedys are a bunch of crying on stage people with SJW-style messages and hold fests with workshops about challenging masculinity.

But I kind of digressed. Is there any metal with a message like this? It's kind of funny how much it stands in stark contrast to death and black metal, shock rock, and hardcore gangsta rap, yet is so still strongly opposed to the same conservatives who hated that stuff.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you have Uber/Lyft available where you live? on: July 26, 2015, 09:43:41 pm
No, and even if they were, I wouldn't use them because I'm not interested in destroying cab drivers' unions.

That's silly. Uber is cheaper, cleaner, faster, and all-around more pleasant than a cab. The free market competition should lead to cabs adopting the factors that make Uber superior, and then we're all better off.

That actually happened in the Twin Cities. The cab companies started an app called iHail that works the same way.
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Flandreau Sioux Reservation to start selling legal marijuana on: July 25, 2015, 11:30:49 pm
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/06/16/tribe-bets-on-legal-pot

Incidentally, this Reservation is only about a half hour from Sioux Falls...and not too far from Minnesota for that matter as well. Though it appears it'll only be "on sale" in small amounts, as intended only for small consumption on the premises, so not like states with it legal but I'm sure I'll know of plenty of people here planning a visit. Sioux Falls is probably going to have hordes going in January 1.

Still I'm a bit surprised it took a tribe this long to do so, seeing as how they found casinos so lucrative. I expect to see it expand. Whoever would've thought Sioux Falls would become the next city where anyone with a car would get easy access to marijuana legally.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Do you have Uber/Lyft available where you live? on: July 25, 2015, 07:50:23 pm
Not "in your area", is your actual residence in a coverage area of them.

Yes, both for me. Though I'm a bit surprised to see how relatively small area they cover. Lyft doesn't even cover the east side of St. Paul.
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Don Bluth Films on: July 25, 2015, 05:53:09 pm
The Land Before Time was the first movie I saw in theaters.

The good: that (but NOT THE sequels), Secret of NIMH, An American Tail, All Dogs Go To Heaven and Anastasia.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / HockeyDude/xenogard vs. Dave Leip/Nym90 on: July 24, 2015, 08:13:10 pm
HockeyDude/xenogard for me obviously.
23  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: uber vs taxis on: July 24, 2015, 07:25:51 am
Uber (not a fan of assholes who abuse their oligopoly position in every possible way).

I'm pleasantly surprised.

There's nothing left-wing about stifling competition and protecting corporatist privileges.

On the other hand, I agree that Uber drivers should be considered as employees and be eligible to all the relevant benefits. Actually, the status of "independent contractor" shouldn't even exist to begin with.

So what's going to be done if someone needs temporary help on a construction project or some IT work or something?

You don't seem to be aware how most "independent contractors" actually operate (and yes Uber drivers aren't very comparable but that's not really the point)
24  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: uber vs taxis on: July 23, 2015, 11:01:23 pm
I'm shocked the taxi industry just hasn't emulated them and Lyft in most places. In the Twin Cities they have with an app called iHail that basically works exactly like Uber and Lyft for standard taxis.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should Mr. Moderate be de modded? on: July 23, 2015, 05:48:43 pm
No. What he said was dumb and unwarranted, especially considering that he seems to know less about this story than a majority of regular posters, but one dumb post isn't grounds for demodding.

How about for his inactivity?
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