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101  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Is it hypocritical for SJW bands to have sex with female show attendees on tour? on: July 16, 2016, 08:24:39 pm
There was just a spirited debate about this on another forum.

FWIW I know of at least one hyper-SJW/feminist band where some members had sex with prostitutes in Amsterdam on tour.
102  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is the preceding poster a good fit for Minnesota? (Overall) on: July 16, 2016, 08:11:02 pm
Haha, no.
103  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who will win Elliott County, KY? on: July 16, 2016, 08:02:30 pm
Hillary Clinton is a white, you see.
104  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is the preceding poster a good fit for Minnesota? (Overall) on: July 16, 2016, 08:01:34 pm
For south Minneapolis sure.
105  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Kemalism on: July 16, 2016, 04:12:40 pm
Wonderful Idealogy

If an American leader treated Christianity the way Kemal treated Islam, you'd be up in arms.

Actually the US's laws regarding church/state separation aren't much different. The real difference is that Christianity isn't really all that "rules" focused in comparison to Islam or Judaism and Christianity is far easier to function separately from the state.
106  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: On-Going Military Coup in Turkey on: July 16, 2016, 03:39:18 pm
No way this was a US-backed coup. Far too bumbling.
107  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why Trump could legitamately do well with African-American voters. on: July 16, 2016, 07:39:27 am
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-polls-at-zero-black-swing-state-voters_us_5787f375e4b0867123e0681b
108  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Which religions seek to actively convert people (besides Christianity & Islam)? on: July 15, 2016, 11:34:55 pm
You know, I just realized that Hinduism would count, if you count Tulsi Gabbard's sect as Hindu (some Hindus wouldn't.)

Not only do are they virtually exclusively made up of western converts, they had their own "scene" for a brief period based around some NYC bands that had some guys who converted and then some other people in the scene thought it was cool, like a parallel Christian hardcore. Actually it even predates Christian hardcore come to think of it.

One of those things that's just so hard to believe when you hear it, but is absolutely true.
109  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Opinion of the Gülen movement on: July 15, 2016, 11:22:17 pm
Freedom Movement. They sound a lot better than most of Islam, in fact closer to "hipster Islam" based on some things I've read than perhaps anything else in Islam except taqwacore. Except for that they're led by an eccentric 75-year old than an eccentric person who wasn't even middle aged when they founded it, but hey I'll take them over any mainstream Sunni or Shi'ite clerics.
110  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Dianne Feinstein officially opposes pot legalization in California on: July 15, 2016, 02:46:30 pm
Lol, Atlas.

How many 83 year olds in elected office are for pot legalization?  This really has to be one of the worst places for political analysis.

Ron Paul is 80 and Bernie Sanders is 74. Not that far off.
111  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Dianne Feinstein officially opposes pot legalization in California on: July 15, 2016, 02:43:31 pm
Can we please for f**k's sake stop referring to "fiscally liberal but socially conservative" (unlike you lol) politicians as "authoritarian"? That's not what the word means or how it has ever been used by anyone worth listening.

Fine,  "all nanny-statist, all the time" then.

Also it'd be incorrect to describe either Feinstein or Michael Bloomberg (the two most prominent politicians of this breed) as "socially conservative".
112  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Dianne Feinstein officially opposes pot legalization in California on: July 15, 2016, 11:56:51 am
Dianne Feinstein: All authoritarian, all the time.
113  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: DNC Platform Drafting Committee member Cornel West endorses Jill Stein on: July 15, 2016, 08:41:33 am
Green Tea Party is coming, everyone. Should Clinton lose, expect lefties to go full on purity test mode.

and more importantly, the DLC would go into Jill Stein is the new Nader and a traitor, betc

The DLC no longer exists.
114  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The SteveMcQueen Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: July 14, 2016, 11:03:50 pm
Pence could put Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania to the Trump campaign. He's a soothing Midwesterner, my type of politician.
115  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: If Trump picks Pence, will we have a flood of threads... on: July 14, 2016, 11:02:57 pm
Pence could put Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania to the Trump campaign. He's a soothing Midwesterner, my type of politician.
116  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Holocaust Museum: Stop playing Pokémon Go here on: July 14, 2016, 08:47:40 pm
You only need to be within 40 meters of a object designated as a pokestop to interact with it. And just plain old cemetery headstones wouldn't qualify, it'd be things like larger monuments or statues within the cemetery that you'd likely see people looking at or checking out anyway.

What people need to realize is the entire point of Ingress was to get people to check out things like that. The Holocaust Museum is most certainly a relevant point of interest and one I'd encourage people to check out. Beautiful statues and monuments in cemeteries are other examples. And as noted, you're not really doing anything more disruptive than texting. Now perhaps even simply texting inside the Holocaust Museum is kind of tacky but you don't need to go inside to play either game. I think the idea was lure people there, play on the outside, and then they might get the idea to check out the actual museum later. (I've done this for some museums before.) Removing it would be indicating that the Holocaust museum is not an important point of interest.

(and seriously kids have been playing games in cemeteries for centuries. Who didn't play something like hide and go seek in one as a kid?)
117  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How will jfern react when Sanders endorses Hillary tomorrow? on: July 14, 2016, 03:13:08 pm
jfern has not posted (or even logged in) since the endorsement.

RIP?

LOL what a coward.
118  Forum Community / Forum Community / If Trump picks Pence, will we have a flood of threads... on: July 14, 2016, 12:20:04 pm
Yes. Sad Never underestimate noobs and "OMG NEIGHBORING STATE ADVANTAGE!"

And probably even some asking if Trump/Pence wins Michigan...
119  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Pokemon anime on: July 14, 2016, 12:10:17 pm
Also it's kind of ridiculous how much time Team Rocket spent trying to kidnap Pikachu. If they had spent half as much time  just hunting and training Pokemon as normal instead of hatching zany schemes to kidnap Pikachu, they'd have far stronger ones.
120  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: Clinton support nosedives, Trump 44% Clinton 37% in Rasmussen National Poll on: July 14, 2016, 09:01:14 am
LOL
121  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Pokemon anime on: July 14, 2016, 12:53:45 am
And actually, the show is when you think about it quite dark. Think about all of this:

-The primary form of entertainment and driver of the economy in this world, is capturing animals and having them engage in battles much like illegal dogfights in the real world.
-This is done by having 10-year olds roam the world unsupervised finding such creatures and training them. It's just one step above child soldiers. I'll note that they are frequently in danger as evidenced by Team Rocket.
-As has been pointed out by many, how many adult males exist in the Pokemon world? Few, and almost all are criminals or military or law enforcement of some type. Hence the Pokemon War theory.
-While we're at it, what type of government exists in the Pokemon world? There's no mention of a monarch or elected President or anything. Each town seems to be self-governing like post-apocalyptic hamlets. Kind of makes you wonder who runs the Pokemon centers and law enforcement, but police in the Pokemon world have more common with uniformed vigilantes than actual law enforcement.
-It is kind of interesting how there's more Pokemon centers than hospitals and it seems more is spent on healthcare for Pokemon than humans.
122  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of the Pokemon anime on: July 14, 2016, 12:42:12 am
I thought it was really lame. My brother watched it obsessively growing up, and I couldn't stand the stupidity of much of the plot. For example Team Rocket were the most bumbling and incompetent villains on any show ever, yet they STILL managed to fool Ash and his friends more often than not, even with their "disguises"*. The episodes would mostly be them being fooled, then some deus ex machina, a Pokemon battle, Team Rocket are defeated and flee and Ash and his friends move on. I think most people only watched it for the cute Pokemon and how they only said their names, which I'll admit, I found funny.

*On a side note, this is part of why even as a kid I couldn't stand Inspector Gadget. Inspector Gadget never did anything to defeat the villain of the episode and his gadgets were effectively useless, all that would happen is he would mistake the villain as an ally, go along with him, and then his niece and the dog would somehow save the day. I believe someone made a YouTube series cutting him out of it and realized the episodes are actually much better if you remove Inspector Gadget from them, much like how it was discovered Garfield comics are better without Garfield.
123  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who worst represents the politics of their state? on: July 14, 2016, 12:33:32 am
jfern
124  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Police Brutality Megathread on: July 13, 2016, 10:48:12 pm
The video of the Minnesota case is really sad, especially when the guy's little daughter tries to comfort her mummy. Sad

Someone who knows about this sort of thing, why don't cops just immediately deploy stun guns or whatever and leave guns for last resort?

Tasers have a lot of issues. For one they can be ineffective against large built males, who are disproportionately those who commit crimes and need to apprehended. They also aren't exactly 100% safe and non-lethal, they can easily kill someone with a heart problem. Even if used completely correctly it's not like they have no safety risk at all, imagine what happens when someone sprinting away from police instantly stops and falls onto a concrete pavement, and you get the idea. And I'm pretty sure a cop taking out a taser and not using it or merely threatening to is a violation of policy almost always, since the taser could be mistaken as a gun, and get fire in return. In this case the cop already had his gun drawn, so putting it away and pulling out the taser instead wouldn't be a strategically logical move.

The problem with this case is there was no reason at all for the cop to deploy his gun or taser. The man mentioned he had a gun but also a permit for it, which does not constitute a threat. A person who actually poses a threat isn't going to mention that or cooperate. Hell if the cop was still worried he could've done the movie thing where he opens the door while he has his gun drawn, makes the guy get out with his hands up, and then slowly lower his gun onto the ground before searching for his license and permit for it. Not only he did pull the gun without just cause, he gave confusing instructions before firing.

Just about everyone here is pretty pissed about this by the way and even the media coverage is strongly calling wrong, as has Governor Dayton, though many are also getting annoyed at the BLM protests of shutting down the highways which really accomplishes nothing. Today they not only did that but also knocked on some cars and caused damage. I say stick to the protests near the Governor's Mansion and shooting site, doing this just irritates people who are statistically most likely on your side.
125  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Holocaust Museum: Stop playing Pokémon Go here on: July 13, 2016, 10:22:54 pm
First of all, removing the pokestops of the Holocaust Museum is absurd since you can access those from the street and don't need to enter the location. There's nothing wrong with playing it on the sidewalk in front of it.

Second of all playing it inside or in a cemetery is really no different than playing Angry Birds or Candy Crush in such a spot. Hell it's not really much different from reading or sending text messages. I remember pointing out to people that playing Ingress in a cemetery to someone unfamiliar with the game will just look like someone wandering around the cemetery and texting. So if you think the museum should be a complete no phone use zone like a movie theater that's one thing, but it's arbitrary to say that only augmented reality games are OK.

I mean yeah people shouldn't be yelling "I CAUGHT A CLEFAIRY!" out loud or anything, but it is possible to play the game silently and respectfully. If people are doing that, what's the problem?
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