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51  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of The Romanovs on: February 23, 2015, 09:48:35 pm
Had it coming!

Glad to know that Snowtalker supports the murder of children and teenagers in retaliation for the crimes of their father.
52  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: 2015 Academy Awards Discussion on: February 23, 2015, 09:43:33 pm
Don't forget Juno. And a forgotten film that got some attention again after the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman and is seriously great is The Savages.
53  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 23, 2015, 08:13:40 pm
RFayette, I have placed you on ignore because Satan has gotten a hold of you.  What do I do with Satan?  Ignore him.

I think a more appropriate twist here would be for Bushie himself to be Satan. After all, who else would work so tirelessly to twist religion for his own gain? Who else would take great, well-meaning Christian helpers like J-Mann and wear them down to the point he has?

Reminds me of a certain X-Files episode.
54  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: BK and BRTD adventure time on: February 23, 2015, 03:19:38 pm
No I flew in and was only in Atlanta for the Ingress anomaly. Actually the first time I've ever been in the former Confederacy aside from a middle school family vacation to Disney World.
55  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oldiesfreak Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: February 22, 2015, 07:19:58 pm
Yes, I think that private possession of "assault weapons" should be banned, along with most other guns and ammunition. If the Second Amendment is a problem, then so much the worse for the Second Amendment. It's probably well past time for that to go, too.

Atlas incarnate here. You can't be serious.

Why can't I? Would you care to explain from your fainting couch?

That is a Constitutional right. You cannot infringe on it, or we will devolve into tyranny.

Answer my question. Is a ban on shoulder-mounted missile launchers an infringement on second amendment rights? Will it lead to tyranny?

No, because those aren't guns. They are missile launchers. And we always have to watch out for tyranny. That is why why can't place any restrictions on the right to bear bullet launchers.
56  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Lief Reservoir of Simple Truths and Smart One-Liners on: February 22, 2015, 06:46:08 pm
Her songs are awful, and yet still better than this thread.
57  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 22, 2015, 06:27:57 pm
When I was hanging out with BRTD yesterday we talked about BushOklahoma. This gave me a terrifying realization that just as BRTD was a real person standing in front of me, Bushie was also a real person out there somewhere. This is terrifying.

Also I found out he completely missed the whole Antichrist speculation/Revelation's trumpets arc. Someone who isn't so tired should fill in! But here's the original post that kicked it off:

Good evening, guys!  Based on studying Bible prophecy and then doing some research, I think I have stumbled across a candidate who fits the bill that the Bible points out for the Antichrist.  It is not Vladimir Putin or Barack Obama or Tony Blair.  He is a newcomer to the world scene - the new Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras.  Here is what I believe that matches up with Scripture.  He is an atheist, first and foremost.  As a child in the early 1980's, he became involved with the Communist Youth of Greece.  He is leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left political party in Greece.  He is from Athens, Greece which fulfills the prophecy that he must come the European Union (the reborn Holy Roman Empire) and from Macedonia which includes Greece.  He is very pro-Palestine.  He has already talked with Pope Francis, who is shaping up to be the False Prophet, and they see eye to eye on a lot of thing.  I can't say 100% certain that he is indeed the Antichrist, but he is the best candidate we've had so far.  So, take that and chew on it for a little while. Smiley
58  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: BK and BRTD adventure time on: February 22, 2015, 06:25:17 pm
I've been home for awhile now, but did a lot of napping and "recovery" and didn't feel like logging on. Mostly caught up on sleep now thankfully. Immediate reactions:

-Atlanta's airport requires a lot more walking than the MSP one, but when entering to return it I kind of figured it out and the grid system, which is pretty well set up. And nice how it has a train that takes you to every gate area since there's 7, while our's has only two stops, and they're on the main light rail route.
-I might've seen Forsyth County (which BK has made me realize I've been pronouncing incorrectly the whole time) on my flight in from the air, though it seems weird I'd cross over a county to the northeast. Might've been somewhere like Cherokee instead. But still, almost every house on a cul-de-sac and forests everywhere otherwise. Ugly and made me think just how annoying and inconvenient that must be. It'd make driving even somewhere else in the same city annoying!
-MARTA is great. No clue why it's so controversial, it works better than our light rail system, and was quite useful Saturday night.
-This is weird, and probably due to the fact I visited only a relatively smart part of the city near academic centers, but the city I've been to Atlanta most reminded me of is Madison, Wisconsin. And at times Indianapolis, which might be related to that prior to this Indianapolis was the most "southern" city I'd ever been to.
-The percentage of blacks in attendence was only slightly higher than in comparable events in Minnesota...so yeah, we like to pretend the state is why our Ingress community is so lily-white, but that actually isn't the case.
-I'm a bit surprised by how Bacon King sounds like he's from Iowa or central Illinois most of the time, though this probably would come in handy when visiting elsewhere. Although as he pointed out, he can develop a bit of a drawl when talking to someone else who has one, which I noticed.
-While we're at it, Birmingham, Alabama seems to be a bit more cosmopolitan of a city than I previously thought, talked to a lot of people from there (including our captain) and many of them had no drawls at all, one guy said he was originally from Illinois but our captain wasn't, and he didn't sound southern in the slightest.
-I'll give you this though it's not surprising: Authentic southern fried chicken IS way better than elsewhere. Had some at the after party where I ended up sitting next to a guy with a Twins cap incidentially, who is originally from here and has visited recently and met some of my teammates. As soon as he mentioned "the guy with the Tesla" I knew who exactly. Weird how those things happen.
59  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of Irvin Baxter on: February 20, 2015, 10:34:17 pm
A liar and a false prophet obviously. Also not taken seriously by anyone except people who fall for at least one scam job a year.
60  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn on: February 20, 2015, 10:26:06 pm
What is your opinion of the blue-collar, conservative-leaning neighborhood in South Brooklyn?

It voted around 59% for Obama in 2008.
61  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Senior Citizen Faces 3 Yr Minimum Sentence for Transporting 300-year-old Pistol on: February 20, 2015, 11:13:59 am
Is this prosecutor elected? If so he'll be gone.
62  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oldiesfreak Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: February 20, 2015, 01:10:46 am
I've always understood that the Lib Dems are rough ideological equals to the U.S. Democratic Party, and that Labour is what the U.S. Democratic Party used to be in the 1950s and 1960s. 
63  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which of the 7 Trumpets, as written in the Book of Revelation, is YOUR favorite? on: February 20, 2015, 12:17:57 am
We need a "which trumpet are you?" quiz.

The Onion author who lurks here needs to get this on Clickhole.
64  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: February 2015 Presidential and Regional Senate Elections on: February 20, 2015, 12:08:27 am
President/Vice President
1) Bore/Bacon king
2) Maxwell/dallasfan65

Mideast Senate:
1) Write in: opebo
2) Windjammer
65  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which of the 7 Trumpets, as written in the Book of Revelation, is YOUR favorite? on: February 19, 2015, 11:27:09 pm
As far as I remember from my own religious upbringing, I thought the Trumpets weren't supposed to happen until the actual end started? Like, you'd have the Rapture or whatever and then God would wreck havoc on the earth or whatnot.

That's one position, and probably the most common amongst conservative evangelicals. Bushie's position about "interpreting" Revelation and assigning these Trumpets to historical events is common more amongst televangelist types and hucksters who many othe conservative evangelicals warn about. And of course it doesn't fit with a literal interpretation of the Bible...at all. The amillenialist view (of DC, Madeline and me) is generally that the book is written about the Roman Empire and is mostly an allegory about persecution of Christians at the time, Nero is the Antichrist, and that it's kind of a revenge fantasy or simply a prediction of the fall of the Roman Empire loaded with allegories and metaphors.

However the Fifth Trumpet is by far the coolest in description, even if the event Bushie and that huckster he follows assigns to it is relatively bland and boring.
66  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Is the author of Revelation the same as the Gospel and Epistles of John? on: February 19, 2015, 11:22:50 pm
All evidence points to no.

And this is one case where Bushie can't just do his head in the same "The Bible says it, so it's true and nothing else matters" cop out routine like he does on creationism and so many other topics, because nowhere in the Bible is this explicitly stated.
67  Forum Community / Forum Community / What type of poster do you prefer? on: February 19, 2015, 11:21:05 pm
Poster A: A complete nonentity. Not the slightest bit offensive or interesting. This poster just posts generic red or blue avatar talking points, one word replies to polls, lots of empty quoting, and if they start any topic or discussion it'll only be on a hackeneyed one already done to death multiple times. They don't have any opinions outside of the standard archetype, and don't focus on making maps or commentary on interesting election anomalies aside from really overdone ones like "Why did Dukakis win Iowa in 1988?" Not a spammer, just general white noise.

Poster B: Contributes a lot, offers insight on obscure elctions, makes maps, does a lot of projects and often brings interesting topics to light. However is extremely insensistive and frequently makes abrasive comments, upsets people all the time, and brings up massive controversy in general resulting in a lot of FF/HP polls about them that are sharply polarized. Atlas would be a lot different without their contributions, many of which are invaluable, but many people are upset at them and would like to see them gone too because for too many the bad outweighs the good.
68  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Re: Opinion of Jury Nullification on: February 19, 2015, 05:27:07 pm
Perfect example just arose: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=207693.0
69  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Senior Citizen Faces 3 Yr Minimum Sentence for Transporting 300-year-old Pistol on: February 19, 2015, 05:26:23 pm
Was going to just say what Ernest did.
70  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of Bushie's end times theories on: February 19, 2015, 02:59:19 pm
2 and 3 of course.

And unlike what he said about the big bang this isn't even a question of Biblical literacy. A literal reading of the Bible doesn't point toward a prediction that Alexis Tspiras, Pope Francis and ISIS will ally and start a devastating war.
71  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 19, 2015, 11:03:16 am
Remember that the people who believe this crap don't believe all people who identify as Christian will be raptured. It'll be a vast minority even in the west. Also the war will involve some sort of totalitarian government over the entire world...do yeah Alexis Tspiras is going to rule the world soon.
72  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 19, 2015, 10:54:30 am
Um Japan doesn't care about ISIS? We're you paying attention recently?
73  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: UMass Amherst bans Iranian nationals from taking certain science subjects on: February 19, 2015, 10:53:29 am
How many Iranians even go to school in the US? I'd imagine it can't be very easy for then to get a visa and all for one. Is this something that'd actually common?
74  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 19, 2015, 10:39:00 am
There are eevangelicals concerned about climate change: http://www.upworthy.com/if-her-religion-makes-you-feel-uneasy-youre-paying-attention-to-exactly-the-wrong-thing
75  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 19, 2015, 01:53:04 am
LOL even RaptureReady lists Irvin Baxter as a buyer beware kook scammer.

https://www.raptureready.com/who/Irvin_Baxter.html

Only Bushie could find this guy as his trusted source!

Not surprised, fundamentalist Christianity tends to be very Judean People's Front-esque. I remember reading a couple years back about some church organizing a book burning of works by "false prophets" which included people like Mark Driscoll, John Piper, Rick Warren and basically any evangelical author who's well known at all.

Something else I've noticed is the more reasonable (speaking relatively of course) and mainstream conservative evangelicals often write a lot of stuff about how you should be careful to NOT fall for crap like this and emphasize how the Bible states no one can know or predict the end times, etc.

But you know what's also pretty amusing? These people also often put a focus on warning about MLM scams. For example:

http://www.gotquestions.org/multi-level-marketing.html
http://www.buildinghishouse.org/articles/mlm.shtml
http://www.vandruff.com/mlm.html

And we all know what Bushie's record on MLM is. So basically Bushie can't even accept good or reasonable advice from people of his own theological bent. He always falls for the scams of all types, in all circumstances.
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