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101  Forum Community / Forum Community / Game of Thrones vs. Update on: April 08, 2014, 10:31:12 am
Wondering how the forum will go on this.
102  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Chiang Kai-shek on: April 07, 2014, 10:01:00 pm
A Horrible Person who was extremely incompetent in fighting Mao, and Mao would've never rose to any level of power had he not have been so terrible to begin with. Was also pretty bad for Taiwan, as noted it was his successors who benefited it, made it rich, and led it to its current democratic state. So HP all around.
103  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Opinion of Ellen G. White on: April 07, 2014, 09:36:12 pm
I'll give her some credit for her commitment to environmentalism, and don't agree with her on vegetarianism but it made sense in the context of the time from a health standpoint. However I strongly disagree with her strict sabbatarianism, eschatology and prophecies. So HP using the forum definition of the term, but honestly she was probably overall better than most Christian leaders of her time.
104  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: if youre looking for a job.... on: April 07, 2014, 09:26:59 pm
I'm kind of in the same boat as Walter. If a job opening comes up I'm interested in, I'll put in an app. Probably about once a week. I'm not exactly in a hurry or need to urgently get a new one, I just need change really. Time to move on.

Yep, looks like I will also be joining you guys in this boat.

You moved? That'd be another reason to look of course.
105  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Why haven't any states gone the unicameral, parliamentary route? on: April 07, 2014, 09:25:41 pm
One state is unicameral, Nebraska.

A parliamentary system doesn't work with the US's fixed election years, and while states don't have to use fixed election dates (as some do odd year elections) and set terms the idea is too ingrained into Americans' mindset. Plus most Americans aren't familiar with a non-directly elected head of government, even if it's not too dissimilar from the Speaker of the House.
106  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What was the most strange job you ever applied for? on: April 07, 2014, 09:22:46 pm
I remember vividly in college putting in two apps right next to each other to two different jobs. One was a clerk at an adult bookstore and sex toy store called Pure Pleasure. The other was a bookkeeping job at a church.
107  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Drug testing on: April 07, 2014, 09:19:48 pm
Drug testing should only be allowed in jobs where:

1-An inebriated employee could actually pose a safety risk and
2-Limited only to drugs that can have long term effects, aka not marijuana.
108  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: controversial opinion: anyone think that the beatles on: April 07, 2014, 09:04:25 pm
The Beatles only have a couple good songs anyway, and they're all from the later albums.

So says the most blatent worshipper of hipster music scenes who is far too alternative to enjoy pop, and consequently listens to utter drek.

No I'm not exactly a fan of Ke$ha or Justin Bieber.

But seriously this is "hipster dreck"? (Last band I saw, and saw them twice, once in a suburb.)

Yes, actually, that's about the definition of hipster. I can picture a crowd full of dudes with their ironic beards (neckbeards or otherwise) and wearing knit-wool caps in August. Though not total drek at least I'll grant.

But hipster? Yeah, the fact you pointed out you once saw them "in a suburb" speaks volumes.

Mmmmm no. Instead picture a bunch of people in hoodies jumping around and crowdsurfing. AKA standard hardcore kids, not hipsters. Also it being in a suburb is notable, what type of hipster would ever go to a show in a suburb? Believe me even I was upset about it. FYI you could argue that BOTH times were in suburbs, but I wouldn't consider Moorhead a suburb, it's a twin city to Fargo just like St. Paul is to here.

I'm reasonably confident that your typical hipster would rather listen to the Beatles than... whatever it is that BRTD listens to.  They might be affected and pretentious but they're not deaf. Tongue

You seem to be making the rather common mistake that what I was listen to is exclusively or even mostly like emoviolence. Like see the video above. Per last.fm these are my ten most listened to bands:

Rainer Maria
The Appleseed Cast
The Wonder Years
Superchunk
Fireworks
Mineral
mewithoutYou
The Hated
Neshamah
Lifetime

Now except for Neshamah and early mewithoutYou, none of those bands ever go over a 7 on TV Tropes Rock and Metal Hardness scale (for those unfamiliar with it, a 7 is about where the median Nirvana song would sit.) I suppose there's The Hated's early stuff but hardly anyone listens to that including myself. Rainer Maria, The Appleseed Cast and Mineral probably don't ever go above even a 5, meaning the Beatles have "harder" songs than they do.
109  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: should prostitution brothels be legal? on: April 07, 2014, 08:48:26 pm
Let's just say I fail to see anyone who benefits from criminalization.

Jailers.

Not even them since prostitutes and johns virtually never get jail sentences (unless minors are involved but that's a very small percentage of cases.) Pimps and traffickers might but that'd still be happening under legalization. And the costs of enforcement and trials can't be more than what's collected from fines so the state doesn't profit either. So yeah, no one benefits.
110  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: should prostitution brothels be legal? on: April 07, 2014, 05:34:04 pm
Let's just say I fail to see anyone who benefits from criminalization.
111  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Prince on: April 07, 2014, 04:30:26 pm
Not a fan. Far better musicians from here.
112  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: controversial opinion: anyone think that the beatles on: April 07, 2014, 03:23:50 pm
It's worth noting that The Beatles song that BRTD posted is a cover.

I actually didn't know that.

However I was considering using either that or this one, which I'd say the same applies to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MHkgwA8t-g
113  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which of these posters contributed the most to the forum? on: April 07, 2014, 03:14:58 pm
Well now as DevotedDemocrat has been banned the point of this poll is obsolete.
114  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: if youre looking for a job.... on: April 07, 2014, 03:13:49 pm
I'm kind of in the same boat as Walter. If a job opening comes up I'm interested in, I'll put in an app. Probably about once a week. I'm not exactly in a hurry or need to urgently get a new one, I just need change really. Time to move on.
115  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Designated Hitter in Baseball? on: April 07, 2014, 03:06:17 pm
The options don't make any sense. Someone who picks option 3 would likely also pick option 2. There's no real neutral option.
116  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Describe the likely political views of the previous hypothetical person on: April 06, 2014, 09:05:20 pm
That sounds like a College Republican.

Race: White
Gender: Male
Age: 28
Religion: Agnostic
Income: $40,000
Occupation: Enterprise Support Tech
Marital Status: Single
Location: Burnsville, MN
117  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Sage Garden on: April 05, 2014, 09:18:23 pm
Capitalism is on balance far more immoral than homophobia.
118  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mozilla CEO forced out because of Prop 8 Donation on: April 05, 2014, 06:05:00 pm
This was simply a good business decision. Mozilla was facing bad press and boycotts because of it. I think OKCupid was even publicly asking users not to access the site using Mozilla.
119  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Sage Garden on: April 05, 2014, 05:47:04 pm
All human systems are, at their core, ideological constructs. To reject the system, one must reject the ideology.

...that doesn't even make sense.
120  Forum Community / Forum Community / Which of these posters contributed the most to the forum? on: April 05, 2014, 04:39:10 pm
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121  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Fundamentalist Belief Inventory Quiz on: April 05, 2014, 12:34:47 pm
All the problematic questions:

1-That seems to question more if you found the ultimate truth, not if it exists.
5-Leaves out the possibility of the wife having greater authority. Not common mind you but this means some BDSM couples have no real choice here.
6-One of the worst examples of what I said above. "Humans are by nature sinners and God should do everything he can to help them." sounds like a pretty common liberal Christian position to me.
13-Covered this one above. Not much middle ground.
18-"Both" is a valid answer and not contradictory.
23-Atheists don't really have much of an answer here.
27-Same. Or anyone who doesn't believe in any type of biblical flood.
28-Once again "both" is a valid answer. I'm sure that's what jmfcst would choose if possible for example.
29-One of the "A and thus B" or "A is not true" being the only answers.
30-Kind of leaves you out if you don't believe Jesus was a great man, or people who believe Jesus never even existed.
33-This is probably the worst one. Especially the awful wording of the second one, I know most atheists don't like picking it, and the logic is very poor.
34-How about "Both"? I'd imagine that'd be a common reply if possible.
36-No option for "No books are divinely inspired" leaving atheists kind of out of it, and a lot of non-biblical literalist Christian positions get tossed aside too.
40-And simply a false dichotomy.
122  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Fundamentalist Belief Inventory Quiz on: April 05, 2014, 12:26:50 pm
I really don't like this. There's only two answers to every question so tons of false dichotomies or choices where you're only given two extremes (the abortion question being most obvious). Also lots of "A and thus B" or "Not A and thus Not B" choices too, which ignore if you believe A but don't believe it thus means B is also correct, or if you believe in B but not because of A. Or even somewhere the choices are "A and thus B" or "A is not true" which leave no options if you believe in A but not necessarily that it means B as well. But anyway:

But anyway I got a 15 out of 40.
123  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which is the greatest enemy to progressivism? on: April 05, 2014, 12:07:08 pm
Obviously the teabaggers. But the True Leftist and Moderate Heroes are their enablers, and there's no reason we should ignore them or give them a pass.
124  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Opinion of Kiryas Joel, New York on: April 05, 2014, 12:04:53 pm
Hell on Earth. Utter nightmare, just like those FLDS communities out west. I'd encourage anyone unfortunate enough to be born there to GET THE F[INKS] OUT as soon as possible. Especially the women.
125  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How many death points would you guess the preceding poster currently has? on: April 05, 2014, 11:53:18 am
Probably none.
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