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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which political party is more approving of the following music genre? on: Today at 09:40:01 am
Honestly, as a 19 year old, I've seen people of all political persuasions like or dislike rap.  I'd say the majority of people under 30 like at least some rap music.  The people who hate all of it are generally either conservatives who like country and liberals/moderates who only listen to a certain type of rock music (I'm thinking of the Arctic Monkeys fanbase here).
Guess what both those crowds have in common? Hint: Look at the makeup of the country crowds and the indie rock crowds.

Both are overwhelmingly white.  And there is a large overlap between white liberal and hipster.
If you asked BRTD about that kind of crowd hell say they are pretty much interchangeable, though I imagine to find some libertarians  who could be described as hipsters.

You're probably right about that.  Though, BRTD seems to overestimate the hipster population especially the "Hipster Christian" population.

It's because I live in south Minneapolis.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Jimmy Carter on: Today at 09:31:27 am
my prayers go to him in his battle against cancer.


Obvious HP = obvious, and I'm not too surprised about his illness: something had to fill that massive empty space in his head.

...Wow.

You need Jesus Christ.
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Alan Grayson on: August 29, 2015, 10:31:44 pm
A right-wing Democrat who will lose the primary, just like Lieberman.

Are you trying to be ironic or you changed your mind on your former crush?

DailyKos wrote a scathing piece against him, so I turned on him.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Debbie Wasserman Schultz blocks DNC resolution to support Iran deal on: August 29, 2015, 05:46:06 pm
Primary time.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Backing Jeb is the dumbest thing the GOP establishment can do on: August 29, 2015, 12:18:56 pm
Let's see. A majority of primary voters are backing Donald Trump and Ben Carson. There's a tide if anti-establishment populism in the Republican party they're riding. Who's best to stem it?

A member of the Bush family.

ARE YOU F[INKS]ING STUPID?!
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of extreme 'sensitivity' measures taken by academia on: August 29, 2015, 12:11:02 pm
It's nice we don't call black people niggers, negroes or coloureds anymore, and was mindful of what they wanted to be called despite people growling over have to learn 'appropriate language'. It's nice we don't call gays fags for the same reason. It's nice we don't call people with Down's Syndrome, mongs or mongoloids and hopefully America will catch up on not using 'spastic' and 'retarded' as much as they currently do.

Having said that, the suggested gender neutral pronouns are ham fisted, but maybe you should be asking people what they want to be called, before you start calling them? It only takes a few seconds. I'm sure you can all spare it.

If someone asked me if it was OK to refer to me with masculine pronouns I'd be at least slightly weirded out. And would probably answer something like "uh....OK, yeah"
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of ironic and unironic Trump supporters on: August 29, 2015, 08:15:31 am
We get it, you're a piece of sh**t, you don't have to keep reminding us.

Tactical voting makes someone a piece of sh!t?
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of extreme 'sensitivity' measures taken by academia on: August 28, 2015, 09:56:27 pm
No one is going to unironically do this.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / BoJack Horseman characters: FF or HP? on: August 28, 2015, 09:18:23 pm
Are the following Freedom Fighters or Horrible People?

BoJack
Princess Carolyn
Diane
Mr. Peanutbutter
Todd
Herb
Sarah Lynn
Pinky Penguin
Charlotte
Tom Jumbo-Grumbo

I'd say that Diane, Todd and Charlotte are Freedom Fighters, Pinky isn't exactly a FF but he's not a HP, just pitiful, Herb isn't a nice person but he has a sympathetic story so I suppose he's sort of a literal HP but still one you feel worse for (Jerkass Woobie?) and the rest are all definitely HP. I can relate to Sarah Lynn well, but she is definitely not a FF.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: When will Trump implode? on: August 28, 2015, 09:11:13 pm
You need to read the WaPo article on Trump's poll numbers. They arent a bubble like past flame out candidates more more like McCains or Romneys during their campaigns.

Yes, this is a real point and people aren't picking up on it for some reason. If you compare Bush/Carson (the leading GOP candidates) averages with 2012, they are hanging out with Dr. Ron Paul and Michelle Bachmann, not Romney. Romney's average almost never dipped below 20, and even when it did, only dipped as low as 18 for a few days. Bush's average is below 10.

The problem as I see it, is not that the Trump bubble isn't prone to burst, but that the Republicans don't have anyone competent to pick up the pieces when it does.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of ironic and unironic Trump supporters on: August 28, 2015, 09:01:40 pm
Do I count as an ironic Trump supporter? My "support" for him basically extends as far as being willing to vote for him at a Republican caucus in 2016 to ensure both a weak and entertaining opponent assuming that: 1-The Democratic nomination is basically wrapped up by the time Minnesota votes and 2-I can manage to go to a Republican caucus and sign anything saying I'm a Republican without throwing up.

The second of course being a much bigger hurdle than the first.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Real ideology/Forum ideology on: August 28, 2015, 06:05:55 pm
That's kind of what I was getting at, you opposed the bannings of opebo and jmfcst, Inks' tactics and overmoderation, etc.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Jeb gets a rather pathetic endorsement on: August 28, 2015, 08:49:12 am
Eric Cantor endorses Jeb Bush for president

And Donald Trump actually said the truth here: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/637028810865688578
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Can the NDP be described as Socialist? on: August 28, 2015, 08:07:53 am
If Francois Hollande and PASOK are, if course.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is BoJack Horseman better than South Park? on: August 28, 2015, 12:38:12 am
I also love how progressive it is, even though it's not as political as Family Guy. The second episode said a lot about unnecessary militarism for example. And it makes fun of Republicans and the sanest and smartest character (Diane) is a liberal.

Aaaaaand that kind of kneejerk progressivism means that I will most likely never watch it.

I bet you hate Family Guy too. Cheesy
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of buying cell phones with 2-year contracts on: August 28, 2015, 12:20:52 am
I know you're *right,* but I think it sort of misses the point. It's like if you cost out geothermal power at your home vs. the status quo. Of course the geothermal option will pay off down the line, but it requires that you have a large sum available up front. It's an extreme comparison, but I'm not sitting on a pile of $800 for a new iPhone. I may be sitting on $400 though, and the slightly more expensive monthly bill to finance the rest of the cost of the device could be more manageable than buying the whole phone outright and paying slightly less month to month.

I don't know about in Canada, but in the US all major carriers actually offer no-interest loan plans.

So let's go back with that iPhone 6 example. You can get that phone with no down payment for $27.08/month. That plus $15 equals $42.08/month...vs. $40 with that huge down payment. Plus if you make an optional down payment of $240, that cuts $10/month off the cost, so for the same up front cost you can then pay just $15+17.08 per month, basically just over $32 vs. $40. There's no reason to buy it under contract.

Hell even better example, before I did an early buyout, my Samsung Galaxy S4 was $24.99/month + $15. Now under contract it would've been $40/month plus a $139 upfront cost and upgrade fee. Now which makes more sense? Duh.

But even aside from that, you could just use a credit card for all or most of the cost, and still pay far less in interest than you're effectively paying under a contract. Plus with a credit card you can always do an early payoff if you get a windfall, under a contract you're stuck for two years, no way out aside an even more expensive ETF.

edited out: anti-iPhone stuff that had little to do with the actual topic.
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Indiana or Kentucky? on: August 27, 2015, 10:52:05 pm
As much as I hate Indiana, I still could not choose a southern state over a Midwestern one.

The Hoosier State.

I don't know if I'd consider Kentucky really the south. Louisville is definitely a Midwestern city. The Cincinnati suburbs in the north are also obviously Midwestern even if they vote like the South. The Appalachian coal areas in the east are basically an extension of West Virginia and that's not really the South either. So basically only the central and western parts are the South, and even there I understand most of the population lives near the river which is thus basically the Midwest...
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is BoJack Horseman better than South Park? on: August 27, 2015, 10:48:41 pm
I also love how progressive it is, even though it's not as political as Family Guy. The second episode said a lot about unnecessary militarism for example. And it makes fun of Republicans and the sanest and smartest character (Diane) is a liberal.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of buying cell phones with 2-year contracts on: August 27, 2015, 10:30:41 pm
I've grown against it, but I also refuse to buy a new cell phone until I absolutely need one, so I may get sucked in again. As I've gotten older, I play less with apps and whatnot...I have an iPhone 4 that I got under a 2-year contract in February 2011. Though it does suck at times: I can't even play Ingress because upgrading to iOS 7 (required for the app, and a lot of others tbh) will make this old phone so sluggish that it'd be pointless to even own it!

If you need to get a new phone, don't get it under contract. Signing a contract is effectively taking out a large interest loan with a big down payment.

For example if I wanted an iPhone 6...well I never would. But to get one under contract with my carrier would cost $199 plus a $40 upgrade fee for the cheapest one. And then $40/month after that before data. Out of contract phones cost $15/month, and the full price of the cheapest iPhone 6 is $649. So I'm effectively spending an extra $25/month after that.

$25 x 24 months = $600
$600 + $199 + $40 = $839

So that's effectively paying $190 in interest on a $410 loan over two years...that's over a 23% interest rate! Oh and no way to do an early payoff or buyout either.

And the best part is, all the major carriers offer actual no interest/no down payment loan plans now instead. And if you buy the phone under contract instead of that, you effectively are taking out a loan, and you're going to pay a lot more.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of buying cell phones with 2-year contracts on: August 27, 2015, 09:47:21 pm
Only dumbs who can't do math do this anymore.

I can either pay $40/month plus data for a phone under contract or $15 a month with no contract. Duh. The contract price is not worth it. Don't ever do this again, seriously. Just pay the full price like you would with a computer or TV instead of expecting your cable or Internet provider to subsidize you while you sign away your soul for two years.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Was jmfcst a better poster than Einzige? on: August 27, 2015, 07:13:48 pm
Over on a ad, jmfcst has today has today started a thread on the sexual orientation of the top 10 mass murderers in American history. I'm not kidding. And he is apparently trying to insinuate some grand Pointe over the quotation mark fact quotation mark based on his half-assed research that 8 of the top 10 serial killers were supposedly gay. The thread has gone on for six pages now. Ziggy was a crap poster to be sure, but never this bad.

I just linked to that thread above. Now please read Einzige's posts in it and you'll note that despite what was just said, jmfcst is still managing to be only the second worst poster in it.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Is BoJack Horseman better than South Park? on: August 27, 2015, 07:07:17 pm
Yes, I've mostly just binge watched this show all day and it's awesome. Of course not being absolute f[inks]ing trash makes it better than South Park obviously but it's awesome by most standards.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Describe a Bush (R) '04, Santorum (R) '06, Rendell (D) '06 voter on: August 27, 2015, 03:33:44 pm
You do realize this is basically just "describe a Republican who voted for Rendell"?
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Was jmfcst a better poster than Einzige? on: August 27, 2015, 12:58:07 pm
Here's a perfect example, a thread where jmfcst is utterly terrible and any decent person would tell him off, and yet in doing so Einzige actually manages to be worse: http://atlasafterdark.freeforums.net/thread/2200/sexual-preference-mass-murderers-history
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Is Donald Trump a sincere Christian? on: August 27, 2015, 11:59:57 am
To put it mildly: I doubt it. Especially since he made some anti-religion comments before deciding to run for President as a Republican.

I doubt he's on the level of say Andrew Cuomo, who I'm not only convinced is a closet atheist but also privately holds Richard Dawkins-esque opinions, but he's still at least an "apatheist" and some of his pandering comments are a tad amusing, see the "I love the Bible" comment.
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