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101  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Russian seperatist rebels in Ukraine on: July 17, 2014, 11:00:42 pm
When a significant portion of the Kiev junta considers your ethnicity to be subhuman and idolizes Nazi collaborators, you might consider taking up arms as well.

And start shooting down civilian planes?
102  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Malaysian Airlines 777 shot down over Ukraine, 295 people on board. on: July 17, 2014, 10:58:20 pm
Check out this complete f[inks]ing moron on DU: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025254142

Before the "LOL DU" comments please note the poll results.
103  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ask BRTD on: July 17, 2014, 10:51:04 pm
Ingress players:


LARPers:
104  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ask BRTD on: July 17, 2014, 10:41:01 pm
Why?

Why not?
105  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Federal Judge Rules California Death Penalty Unconstitutional on: July 17, 2014, 10:28:56 pm
It's a false dichotomy anyway. It's not like all the states without the death penalty let people convicted of murder out in 10 years.
106  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ask BRTD on: July 17, 2014, 10:10:01 pm
A bunch of my geek friends have all suddenly decided to start playing this weird LARP thing called Ingress in the past couple months, and now my Facebooks and blogspaces are jam-crudded with all sorts of incomprehensible stuff about hosing blue and somesuch.  How do I get them to shut up?

You got some weird friends then, because most Ingress players hate Facebook and actually primarily use Google Plus instead (yes there are people that use G+, although pretty much all fall into very specific groups) and hate discussing it on Facebook, some even consider it a sort of defilement or something that's beneath the game. Oh and about 85% of Ingressers hate LARPers too, especially the LARPers who play Ingress and look completely insane to everyone else.

But my advice: Join and sign up and it'll make more sense. Plus it's on iOS now too if that's the phone you use.
107  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Your favorite hard liquor on: July 17, 2014, 10:03:59 pm
Rum.
108  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Weezer on: July 17, 2014, 10:03:06 pm
On balance, Horrible Band.

The alternate universe version that released only the first two albums and an EP consisting of a couple tracks that ended up on this universe's green album and then broke up is definitely a Freedom Band though.
109  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 17, 2014, 10:01:17 pm
One of the many very odd things about Bushie is how he can not only regurgitate talking points from his employers perfectly despite not being good at anything else, but he seems to believe and buy all of them hook, line and sinker even though virtually no one else does including (actually make that "especially") the people who write them. We saw it back when he believed he was doing people good by hawking the Ameriplan crap and when he defended duping people into buying $1000 vacuum cleaners with arguments about how they really needed such things or they'd get sick all the time from dust or whatever. Now he thinks he's doing all the people he's calling a huge favor with all these products and services AT&T customers just need! Now granted this is nowhere near as morally reprehensible as the other stuff, since he's probably selling stuff that at least has a use and isn't insanely overpriced, but acting like he's doing anyone a huge favor is quite amusing.

Of course that's probably just all chalked up to his extreme cognitive dissonance about basically everything.
110  General Politics / Individual Politics / Opinion of the Russian seperatist rebels in Ukraine on: July 17, 2014, 09:56:11 pm
As far as I'm concerned they're no better than al-Qaeda.
111  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: How does the White Gay Cis Male vote? on: July 17, 2014, 09:55:17 pm
FWIW per CNN's 2008 exit polls white males voted 57-41 McCain. Averaging that with an estimate 75-25 LGBT vote puts McCain's percentage at about 41%. OK not the best way to do sure, but consider that for gay white men to vote McCain, they'd have to be less than 9 points more Democratic than white men in general, and if the LGBT community in general is about 23 points more Democratic than the country at large in 2008...you can do the math.
112  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: How does the White Gay Cis Male vote? on: July 17, 2014, 06:50:24 pm
Obama win around 75% of LGBT. Not a chance they went for McCain. Also consider that they're disproportionally in cities like San Francisco.
113  Forum Community / Forum Community / Which of these is your view of The Obamanation? on: July 17, 2014, 05:03:11 pm
I'll go with Option 4.
114  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ask Antonio on: July 17, 2014, 04:38:46 pm
How would you vote for in an election between The Obamanation and Marine Le Pen?
115  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ask BRTD on: July 17, 2014, 04:38:25 pm
Opebo vs. Ingress?

Which has amused me more? Probably opebo, but I had 10 years from him as opposed to one of Ingress.
116  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ask BRTD on: July 17, 2014, 04:37:54 pm
top 5 films/top 5 90s indie bands

Good one. I'll have to think about this for a bit for films. The only ones I know for sure that'd be on the list are Donnie Darko and Mean Creek.

For 90s indie bands let's go with Superchunk, Mineral, Jawbreaker, Rainer Maria and Sunny Day Real Estate.

In the KY senate race, who will win Magoffin County and Pike County?

Tough one. Normally I'd expect any Democrat to win those in a close race, but they flew against Obama so badly he might actually taint all Democrats there. But Grimes is white, and it's really hard to imagine a Democrat losing those in a close race in Kentucky. So I'll say Grimes for both, but this is a really tough call and I look forward to seeing that map.

opinion of suburban irish catholic metalheads who watch south park

HP

What's Minnesota like to live in?

I find here wonderful. One of the best things about Minneapolis is it's one of the most affordable big cities with comparable cultural amenities to places like San Francisco. Also the state is well educated and not dysfunctional in general, and as a state pretty interesting, even rural Minnesota isn't very homogenous and can be interesting to visit. The biggest complaint most people have is the weather. However people forget that's only a couple months of the year, and right now I'm very glad I'm in Minnesota instead of th Sun Belt. Even the brutally cold temperatures and really bad snowstorms (which never happen together by the way, everyone needs to remember their middle school science classes about what causes snow. It can't happen in subzero temperatures) are only a couple days out of the year. Now compare that to the Gulf with the hurricanes...yeah I'd much rather be here. 20F isn't really that cold anyway if you have an appropriate jacket and adjust properly, which anyone here does.
117  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ask BRTD on: July 17, 2014, 04:31:48 pm
I have a friend who interrupted coitus for Ingress. Is that considered normal behavior?

Ha, probably not. I've yet to hear of it at least.

Why do you think we care about Ingress?

Obviously not everyone does. Some people do. Some have asked me questions or info on the iOS release (which just came out by the way.) I figure people who don't care can just not read the threads on them, just like I barely read about the World Cup.

Are you a Boy Scout? Because you tie my heart in knots <3

No, and I'd never join that homophobic POS organization. If I had been one as a kid I'd renounce any affiliation.

Sneakers O'Tool vs Jesus?

Obviously Jesus is better than any fictional character. But comparing the real Jesus to Sneakers O'Toole is kind of pointless. It would make more sense to compare him to Jesus the Family Guy character. In which case he's a great character but come on, this is Sneakers O'Toole he's up against. No contest.
118  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ask Xahar on: July 17, 2014, 11:58:10 am
If The Obamanation was a Pokemon which one would he be?
119  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which genre of music is more popular amongst 30-year olds? on: July 16, 2014, 09:42:08 pm
What the f[Inks] is "emo-metal"? I suppose there are some emo-metalcore bands, but I can't imagine how on earth a band could mix emo with actual metal. Rites of Spring + Slayer = ?
120  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ask BRTD on: July 16, 2014, 06:27:45 pm
Why do you frequently change your displayname?

Running gag sort of. It's an integral part of my forum persona.
121  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ask BRTD on: July 16, 2014, 06:10:41 pm
What does your Christian faith mean to you and does it help guide you in decisions you make in your life?

It's pretty fundamental to me and it shines through in most aspects. Often very oddly. For example an odd convo that once occurred in my Ingress chat:

Player: Hey new guy, do you love Jesus?
Player: Because Other Player does.
Me: I do!
New guy: No, I'm not too fond of fictional characters in general and when I do it tends to be more sci-fi than fantasy.
Player: Ha, seriously BRTD?
Me: Guys, Jesus was the original Resistance. And the Pharisees were Enlightened.

And yeah my decisions have become a lot more selfless in general since I was so touched and filled with the Spirit.

And it played a big role in my single most important decision of the past year: I picked Resistance over Enlightened because I thought the Enlightened doctrine was blasphemous and heretical.

Why do you suggest that atheists like Seth McFarlane and I "accept Jesus"?  You've called me a great poster, you've lauded the genius of Mr. McFarlane, but at the same time want to change something that certainly plays a role in how we go about things and the opinions that we have. 

Thing is Seth's Christian-bashing is some of the least funny stuff he does. Now if the show was exactly the same otherwise but he was a Christian it'd be even better. Even the best can be improved. Similarly I'm trying to imagine you as part of the Atlas Liberal Christian Clique and how cool that'd be.
122  Forum Community / Forum Community / Which genre of music is more popular amongst 30-year olds? on: July 16, 2014, 06:05:21 pm
I'd be very surprised if the answer isn't pop-punk.
123  Forum Community / Forum Community / FORUM COMMUNITY OMNIBUS AMA THREAD on: July 16, 2014, 05:04:47 pm
I originally made one of these on Religion & Theology but then deleted it after only one question because I decided it was a dumb trend to jump on.

However it's got to the point where it wouldn't be right for the top poster to not have one. So ask away!
124  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Oldiesfreak1856 vs. Jimmy Carter on: July 16, 2014, 02:18:07 pm
Carter/Carter
125  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you think Gully Foyle or Oakvale want you banned? on: July 15, 2014, 07:27:13 pm
Gully probably has ever since he signed up.
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