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51  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Joseph Stalin on: June 21, 2015, 04:13:01 pm
I'm curious to see if anyone votes for the first option.

Whenever polls like this come around people often like to protest vote for the FF option. Osama bin Laden got almost 40% FF in one poll because of this.

And true to form, that happened again here. Over 20% vote for one of the greatest genocidists in history, all to be "edgy". Roll Eyes

It's not about being edgy. It's protest voting in regards to a fundamentally stupid question.
52  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Rhodesia, apartheid South Africa, and the CSA on: June 21, 2015, 04:10:33 pm
While Rhodesia was a terrible place, I am very tired of the trope that Zimbabwe is somehow better. Modern Zimbabwe is just a less racist, but equally oppressive hellhole. That doesn't detract from the fact that Rhodesia and Apartheid South Africa were repressive, backwards regimes that were among the worst of Cold War era Africa.

What trope? Outside of a handful of idiotic and truly deluded True Leftists (even more than they typically are), I've never heard anyone unironically Mugabe's Zimbabwe or herald it as some standard of democratic and racial equality.

While Rhodesia was a terrible place, I am very tired of the trope that Zimbabwe is somehow better. Modern Zimbabwe is just a less racist, but equally oppressive hellhole. That doesn't detract from the fact that Rhodesia and Apartheid South Africa were repressive, backwards regimes that were among the worst of Cold War era Africa.

Is anybody here saying that? Well, besides the usual suspects who actually like Mugabe?

People who believe that universal suffrage is the ultimate good in this world.

Well if Zimbabwe had true universal suffrage instead of Mugabe's sham elections, it'd be far better off.
53  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather have your son become a hipster Christian or Randian atheist? on: June 21, 2015, 04:03:20 pm
What if he was a hipster Christian that was also into Ayn Rand?

How would that even be possible? The worldviews are basically diametrically opposed.
54  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of Milwaukee on: June 21, 2015, 03:43:28 pm
It kind of reminds me of a combination of aspects of Minneapolis and Chicago yet is inferior to both. But I enjoyed it for sure, FC. Also a true shining beacon of hope compared to what surrounds it.
55  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of this song ("thrash metal" content) on: June 21, 2015, 03:38:53 pm
I am now SOOOOOOO glad I've made it through 31 years of my life having only heard a handful of Metallica songs now.

Because by your own admission, you only listen to extremely specific subgenres of punk.

Not exactly, I do like some 90s alternative and grunge too. I like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, the first two Weezer albums and some more obscure 90s alternative bands.
56  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is There Any Hope for A Re-Unification of Atlas? on: June 21, 2015, 03:21:52 pm
Gustaf's comments are hilarious considering both that he not only registered but posted on AAD, and that HockeyDude and Eraserhead have stated before they don't wish to replace or kill Atlas Prime with it, and that that isn't the intention has been stated many times there.

But anyway I'm sure Dave couldn't care less about AAD. The fact that he likely doesn't even know about it is testament to this.
57  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of Atlas banned posters poll #8: jamespol on: June 21, 2015, 01:38:09 pm
Teddy 55.3% FF
Libertas 51.7% FF
Straha 50%
jmfcst 48.2% FF
Einzige 76.2% HP
AggregateDemand 85.7% HP
NY Jew 88.6% HP

jamespol: Very much a FF.
58  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Atlas banned posters poll #7: jmfcst on: June 20, 2015, 04:00:47 am
The fact that someone as gay as retromike thinks that really puts into perspective just how petty the Atlas mods are.
59  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Atlas banned posters poll #7: jmfcst on: June 19, 2015, 09:39:03 pm
(Speaking of socks, should we tell LBJ Revivalist about AAD? He just got busted with socks.)

I can't dislike this post, so I'm going to just dislike a random one of your posts on AAD instead.
60  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Opinion of Hillary 4U&Me on: June 19, 2015, 09:09:24 pm
I guess BRTD and Lief love this song now. Tongue

LOLno. Now if a hardcore band did a cover of it....
61  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of Atlas banned posters poll #7: jmfcst on: June 19, 2015, 08:49:20 pm
Teddy 55.3% FF
Libertas 51.7% FF
Straha 50% FF
Einzige 76.2% HP
AggregateDemand 85.7% HP
NY Jew 88.6% HP

I'm leaving for Milwaukee tonight and won't be on Atlas for awhile, so for this one I went with a really controversial one likely to spawn debate for awhile. (But not the should be blatantly obvious one that I'm saving for the finale.)

Anyway....

FF

One of the biggest Freedom Fighters who has ever Fought for Freedom ever.
62  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The King Memorial Good Post Gallery on: June 19, 2015, 06:46:02 pm
Quote from: lauren faust
"may i ask how it feels to know that a show you've created for little girls is obsessed over by sexually repressed manchildren? it is kind of scary."

honestly??

i feel like people who call them that are ignorant a-holes. that's how i feel.

i didn't create this show for little girls. i created it for little girls and their parents--- including male parents. it only stands to reason that adult animation fans without children may like it, too.

the belief that boys shouldn't be interested in girl things is the main reason there's hardly anything decent for girls in animation--- or almost any media, for that matter. it's a backwards, sexist, outdated attitude.
63  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of adults who watch Pixar movies on: June 19, 2015, 06:18:35 pm
I'm surprised traininthedistance is apparently the only one who got it.

I watch Pixar movies too you know.
64  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / To Stave Off Decline, Churches Attract New Members With Beer on: June 19, 2015, 06:17:14 pm
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/11/03/242301642/to-stave-off-decline-churches-attract-new-members-with-beer

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With mainline religious congregations dwindling across America, a scattering of churches is trying to attract new members by creating a different sort of Christian community. They are gathering around craft beer.

Some church groups are brewing it themselves, while others are bring the Holy Mysteries to a taproom. The result is not sloshed congregants; rather, it's an exploratory approach to do church differently.

Leah Stanfield stands at a microphone across the room from the beer taps and reads this evening's gospel message.

She's a 28-year-old leasing agent who's been coming to Church-in-a-Pub here in Fort Worth, Tex., for a year, and occasionally leads worship.

"I find the love, I find the support, I find the non-judgmental eyes when I come here," she says. "And I find friends that love God, love craft beer."

Love that last bit, lol. Reminds me of how everyone attacked me for this.

But yeah, this is very effective, and a great example of how Christianity is staying relevant in the modern world.
65  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: June 2015 Federal Election - President, VP and Regional Senators on: June 19, 2015, 06:14:06 pm
President/Vice President
1-BaconBacon96/Bacon King
2-Bore/Averroes

Senate
New Canadaland
66  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Atlas banned posters poll #6: Teddy on: June 19, 2015, 10:14:31 am
I've always considered this one of the five dumbest posts in Atlas history (discounting nonsense posted by out and out trolls and all that):

Canadians can not view Hulu.

It's not the only website. There are a lot of websites that Americans can visit, that Canadians can not.

Perhaps other non-autistic canadians do not get offended, but I do. Every time I hear the word "Hulu" it gets translated in my head as "F*** you canadian, I am American, thats right you f***ing Canadian, I am American and I'm better than you cause I can watch this clip and you f***ing looser can't"
67  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of adults who watch Pixar movies on: June 19, 2015, 10:12:18 am
Absolute creeps. What type of adult watches children's movies? HP.
68  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of Atlas banned posters poll #6: Teddy on: June 18, 2015, 10:45:10 pm
Libertas 51.7% FF
Straha 50% FF
Einzige 76.2% HP
AggregateDemand 85.7% HP
NY Jew 88.6% HP
69  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Should Dylann Roof receive the death penalty?/Will he? on: June 18, 2015, 10:27:10 pm
?
70  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Minnesota on: June 18, 2015, 08:56:53 pm
Yes 5 stars. The standard by which all other states should be judged by.
71  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of ssuperflash on: June 18, 2015, 03:26:51 pm
What I don't get is why someone who was only around the forum for about three months was so emotionally attached to it they considered the thought of a separate forum to be unfathomable and something that just MUST BE STOPPED. And requesting to be banned instead of merely ceasing posting is proof of more spinelessness and lack of control.
72  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: is "zero hour contract" in the UK synonymous with "at-will employment" in the US on: June 18, 2015, 03:21:09 pm
An exclusivity clause for a catering job is just bizarre. The only jobs in the US that have anything like that are doctors and jobs that give you access to very sensitive corporate information.
73  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Bronies on: June 18, 2015, 12:55:47 pm
Does oakvale seriously think it's weird for adults to watch Pixar movies?
74  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of ssuperflash on: June 18, 2015, 10:05:23 am
I personally find it pretty hilarious how he went on a moral outrage about AAD no other poster even came close to considering he: 1-hadn't been here that long anyway and 2-started out as a quasi-troll some wanted banned and had no reason to have such an attachment. Furthermore also funny how he asked to be banned once it came out he was so upset about it he was actually reporting posts linking to it even though even the mods didn't care.

Whiny HP we're clearly better off without.
75  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Bobloblaw Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: June 18, 2015, 10:00:34 am
I may risk going into psychobabble here, but there could be more than 'race' and 'white guilt' here. Rachel Dolezal is a bright daughter of Christian fundamentalist parents  who put her in a gilded cage. Czech ancestry? This is not likely a home in which the music of Smetana, Dvorak, and Martinu (they are delightful composers!) are a disproportionate part of the music on the stereo. This is the homogenized, shuttered world of fundamentalist preaching and scolding. Most likely it is one of sexual repression in which the sole purpose of sex is to have Christian fundamentalist children in huge numbers. An intelligent girl is likely to reject this view of life and seek something very different.

Race may not be an overt problem for religious fundamentalists. Christian Protestant Fundamentalism accept non-whites should they accept the package of Biblical literalism, cultural blandness, and sexual repression. Getting the opportunity to get as far away from that environment as possible, she went to a historically-black university with intellectual rigor. Not only did she discover African-American culture; she also discovered secularism which permits a greater variety of possible plans in life than marrying early to have lots of children to be harnessed to a stilted view of the world.

Just imagine that she had attended Brandeis University, a well-regarded Jewish university. She would have discovered a world view very different from that of her parents. She might have still gotten a degree in Fine Arts... and ended up marrying some wonderful Jewish husband who introduces her to, among other things, the music of Smetana, Dvorak, and Martinu; such music is fully compatible with Jewish life as it was in Czechoslovakia when the country had a large and influential Jewish majority before Satan Incarnate (Hitler) took the country over in 1938 and 1939. Finding Jewish life so attractive at the least for intellectual freedom and gender equality, she converts to Judaism. She raises her children Jewish and starts assuming that her Swedish and German ancestors were really Jews. Her parents are incensed!   

Just imagine that she had attended Notre Dame, and fell in love with some sophisticated, intelligent, decent Polish-American Catholic from Chicago. He introduces her to the sort of culture that one would expect of well-educated Polish-Americans. He gets her to discover her Czech heritage, and she fits in. Her art often becomes heavily devotional to the Virgin Mary. Her parents are incensed!
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