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51  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Breaking News: New forum is up and running - sign up now! on: May 12, 2015, 01:51:37 pm
Yes. In fact Libertas is already there.
52  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of a Different Kind of Dude Fest on: May 12, 2015, 10:44:49 am
I guarantee you'd never see a metal fest with such a progressive goal.
53  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of a Different Kind of Dude Fest on: May 12, 2015, 08:49:24 am
very very gay

Uh, it was organized and booked by a heterosexual woman.
54  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of a Different Kind of Dude Fest on: May 12, 2015, 08:36:24 am
The votes so far show many people here really want to continue the patriarchy. Sad
55  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Reaganfan Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: May 12, 2015, 08:34:47 am
You are all assuming I am just going to pop in there and update about my life.  I am actually quite happy without any forum update.  And, the allowance of profanity completely turns me off.  I'll stay here on this forum and the other forum that you guys foolishly tried to invade.
56  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of a Different Kind of Dude Fest on: May 11, 2015, 11:38:20 pm
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In 2007, a Different Kind of Dude Fest (DKDF) came together for a two-day punk festival in Washington, DC. The event was meant as a chance to challenge ideas of dominant masculinity, both within the punk community and in society at large. The Dude Fest was about guys dealing with, instead of blaming, each other for problems such as harassment in the pit and on the street.
"As guys, the festival web site statement comments, "we have a lot of limits on how we behave, what we feel and who we connect with. What if we came together to talk honestly about these gender expectations and punk?"
To explore this question, DKDF featured a lineup of more than ten bands aswell as workshops on masculinity, community, and how to be responsible feminist allies. Proceeds from the show went to support HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive), a group that helps female, male, and transgender sex workers in DC lead healthy lives.

I did not attend this one, but regardless, it was a definite Freedom Fest.
57  Forum Community / Forum Community / Do you binge drink? on: May 11, 2015, 10:41:58 pm
Not anymore, no. It took me about 6-7 years to realize that it's really not worth it and no matter how much fun you have it's eclipsed by what happens the next day, but after that I've managed to cease doing it to excess.
58  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Breaking News: New forum is up and running - sign up now! on: May 11, 2015, 09:16:21 pm
I'm a definite yes. Please link!
59  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Reaganfan Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: May 11, 2015, 01:51:49 pm
Anywhere in Canada is more liberal than (almost) anywhere in the US.
60  General Discussion / History / Has any actual "Islamo-fascist" regime or movement ever existed? on: May 11, 2015, 11:03:45 am
I'm trying to think of anything that the term would accurately describe, but it's pretty difficult seeing as how most fascist nationalist movements in the Middle East (best example being the Ba'ath Party) have been pretty secular in outlook. While not Middle Eastern, Suharto's regime probably comes closest with the lip service paid to Islam as a sort of contrast against communism, but even then it was just a sort of veneer for the regime. Gaddafi's Frankenstein of an ideology also included elements from both Islamism and fascism, but it'shard to describe that as anything but "Gaddafist", as it basically existed solely for him to hold power.

Any better examples?
61  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Illinois Supreme Court strikes down 2013 pension overhaul law on: May 11, 2015, 10:34:42 am
I believe that 1) people should get the money they were promised and 2) people should have retirement security. I know that these are radical positions to hold these days, but I guess I'm just old fashioned.

You agree with liberals.
62  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / The eventual fate of Andrew Cuomo on: May 11, 2015, 10:29:25 am
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63  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Juggalos on: May 11, 2015, 09:39:42 am
But you're not in the scene though. As I've stated before it's pretty much a given that the politics of all the musicians in it are going to be progressive SJW-style and they're known for writing long liner notes and inserts decrying things like sexism and homophobia while showing ultra-political correctness. See for example the title of this song. There's no ideological diversity at all, remember what I say about "all liberal all the time" and thus it's largely just assumed that everyone involved shares the same progressive politics. See how bands have no problems attacking George W. Bush and the Iraq War back in the day, and now things like a band from Wisconsin talking between songs about how terrible Scott Walker is, or the shows to raise money against banning gay marriage in 2012 or how the tons of political lyrics are all clearly progressive. In my entire time there I have NEVER seen anyone express conservative views at a show or party.
64  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 14 Signs of Fascism on: May 11, 2015, 09:32:54 am
Isn't that the site Libertas got those awful and frequently anti-Semitic photoshop job cartoons from? LOL.

Also looking at the front page there's a promotion for a radio show hosted by David Duke.
65  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Juggalos on: May 11, 2015, 09:23:17 am
OK my point was simply that there was no hypocrisy in attacking Juggalos from my subculture, it's quite common. Plus consistent. Can you seriously imagine someone who is a fan of this type of band being an ICP fan? I mean even if they liked any hip hop music AT ALL...

Furthermore it's well known that ICP's music is full of misogyny, homophobia and glorifies violence and is extremely un-PC. Is it any surprise it'd be hated by some of the most politically correct out there? I mean, consider that even Dude Fest has come under controversy before due to the name, with some people in some zines finding it sexist. In 2007 there was even "A Different Kind of Dude Fest", a more political and SJW-oriented musical fest of the same type in Baltimore and the name primarily protesting that even if the "Dude Fest" name was a joke it had undertones of the institutionalized sexism of mainstream culture in it. Even some bands that played at the normal Dude Fest played at that. It's no coincidence these Juggalo gangs also popped up. Can you imagine gangs of SJW hardcore fans? Of course not because that'd be completely antithetical to all their values.

Look, the ICP makes objectively terrible music, I find their mannerisms and rituals bizarre myself, and "Miracles" in particular is one of the most aggressively stupid, anti-facts, anti-thought songs ever recorded.

But I'm glad for these folks that they've found a community where they feel like they belong, and Nix and TNF are absolutely right to decry the sneering classism in this thread.  FF in protest.

So then what's your thoughts on the whole DIY post-hardcore/real emo scene? Because you haven't expressed a particularly positive opinion of that in the past.
66  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Christian school principal makes racist comments at graduation, blames Satan on: May 11, 2015, 09:03:51 am
IIRC it was someone pointing out that his attitude toward his whole behavior being OK because he's forgiven actually contradicted the Bible, and Bushie replied that this was obviously Satan speaking through this person, so he was going to put them on ignore because he had to ignore Satan.
67  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Juggalos on: May 10, 2015, 10:42:04 pm
I've read a couple of "embedded journalism" pieces about the Juggalos and their Gathering. I get the impression that they provide a sense of community and family for a lot of people who don't otherwise have one because of various life traumas or disadvantages or just being "different."

Yeah, but writing them off as "white trash" is a lot easier than acknowledging that they're real human beings with emotions and a need to relate to other people.

One of the worst and dumbest subcultures ever. The way they're like a cult would be creepy if it wasn't just so stupid.

BRTD, are you trying to be ironic? This reads exactly like the least charitable reactions to your own subculture of choice. You, more than most people here, should be capable of reading the ugly, classist subtext.

Heh but my subculture hates Juggalos. You should see any messag board's posts on them. They also don't wear facepaint or ridiculous things to shows, or engage in that other ridiculous ritual nonsense. Or listen to music with such an anti-social message. I mean geez, can you imagine Juggalo SJWs?

BRTD, if I told you I think your hobby is a pointless and absurd waste of time and resources, you probably wouldn't like that very much. It wouldn't be very nice of me to say such a thing. Other people let you and your Ingress people do your weird portal stuff. Let the Juggalos be who they want to be. They're not hurting anyone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juggalo_gangs
68  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Rate the preceding song on: May 10, 2015, 10:32:20 pm
Eh, 5.5/10. Not the worst thing ever and better than most pre-1980 music but the vast majority of stuff in that time frame isn't my thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAFUjYAkpzU
69  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Juggalos on: May 10, 2015, 10:29:41 pm
I've read a couple of "embedded journalism" pieces about the Juggalos and their Gathering. I get the impression that they provide a sense of community and family for a lot of people who don't otherwise have one because of various life traumas or disadvantages or just being "different."

Yeah, but writing them off as "white trash" is a lot easier than acknowledging that they're real human beings with emotions and a need to relate to other people.

One of the worst and dumbest subcultures ever. The way they're like a cult would be creepy if it wasn't just so stupid.

BRTD, are you trying to be ironic? This reads exactly like the least charitable reactions to your own subculture of choice. You, more than most people here, should be capable of reading the ugly, classist subtext.

Heh but my subculture hates Juggalos. You should see any messag board's posts on them. They also don't wear facepaint or ridiculous things to shows, or engage in that other ridiculous ritual nonsense. Or listen to music with such an anti-social message. I mean geez, can you imagine Juggalo SJWs?
70  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 (The Official Election Day & Results Thread) on: May 10, 2015, 01:03:19 pm
Yep
71  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of Juggalos on: May 10, 2015, 12:49:11 pm
One of the worst and dumbest subcultures ever. The way they're like a cult would be creepy if it wasn't just so stupid.
72  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of James Monroe on: May 10, 2015, 12:06:19 pm
He strikes me as vaguely sock esque.
73  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Liberal Democrats on: May 10, 2015, 11:57:43 am
Al has debunked the article before which is clearly written by one of them. They are a TERRIBLE party. I have a higher opinion of PASOK and Francois Hollande.
74  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boston University professor: White Males a "problem population" on: May 10, 2015, 11:42:27 am
As a white male I completely agree with that statement. White males are responsible for virtually everything wrong with the world today.
75  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 (The Official Election Day & Results Thread) on: May 10, 2015, 11:32:07 am
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_West_Derby_(UK_Parliament_constituency)

This might be their biggest epic fail. I'm sure someone will see what I'm referring to...
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