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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: NYS Assembly Speaker Silver (D) Arrested on Corruption Charges on: Today at 07:13:02 pm
you'd have thought YHWH would've told him not to during Sabbath.  then again, "stealing from goyim isn't stealing"
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Hypothetical/Future Transit Projects on: January 22, 2015, 11:12:07 pm
huge magnarail network.  when I was getting stoned with my buddy one night in 2009 we talked about how much more awesome the world would be if we spent the Iraq war money on massive high-speed rail projects. 

imagine a Cubs fan going to see Cubs @ St Louis and getting back home by midnight.
3  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Was Mary Magdalene Jesus' wife? on: January 22, 2015, 11:07:57 pm
the only argument that I've seen that makes sense is to use John 19:25, and argue that in 1st Century Judaism such a privilege was reserved for only the closest of kin, and then claim that Magdalene was the mysterious "disciple whom Jesus loved".  

that's the best argument you can make, and it's not enough.  (anti)-Christians like the idea because the idea of a sexually active Jesus is anathema to most American Christians.
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you describe Hillary Clinton as a 'populist'? on: January 19, 2015, 04:56:23 pm
"populist" is a marketing technique
5  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: were Labour or the Conservatives more 'Euroskeptic' between 1945-1979? on: January 19, 2015, 04:32:54 pm
what was the basis of Labour Euroskepticism?  simple 'protectionist' union fears?
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Super Bowl XLIX Predictions on: January 19, 2015, 12:49:03 am
wow, looks like the line is hovering around pick 'em.  I'd be very happy to take Seattle at any number til 3.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy Birthday, Snowstalker! on: January 19, 2015, 12:45:55 am
18?  19?
8  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: were Labour or the Conservatives more 'Euroskeptic' between 1945-1979? on: January 19, 2015, 12:44:19 am
in the UK
9  General Politics / International General Discussion / were Labour or the Conservatives more 'Euroskeptic' between 1945-1979? on: January 19, 2015, 12:07:32 am
were Labour or the Conservatives more 'Euroskeptic' between 1945-1979?
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What is Andrew Cuomo's ideology? on: January 14, 2015, 01:10:10 pm
I gave him the benefit of 'center' over 'center right' thanks to the frack ban.  those who are saying Cuomo is a Cuomoist with great ambitions are correct.
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which country would you prefer the US to be allied with? on: January 14, 2015, 01:03:34 pm
Just a thought:

Imagine the progress we could've made had we sided with the Pan-Arab Nationalists instead of Israel in the 1950's-70's.

Ugh.

there are always these woulda-coulda-shouldas in history.  as a man born in 1990, I've only known a unipolar world.   the idea that the US-NATO bloc was dead scared of the Soviet model in the 50s and 60s, with bourgeois economists projecting Russian living standards would surpass the US by 2000, is nearly impossible for me to wrap my head around.  when Khrushhev said "history is on our side, we will attend your funeral", it wasn't reducible to simple jingoistic rhetoric.  the Soviets believed it, and the at least a few American bureaucrats did, too.
12  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: for Christians: when does the individual 'Fall into sin'? on: January 14, 2015, 12:49:48 pm
Does it make sense to assign an age or time to this, or even to think of the Fall as something that happens to individuals rather than to humanity collectively?

Christians who are fierce in their belief of the literal existence of both Heaven and Hell end up facing questions like "are stillborn babies saved or are they eternally tortured?"  or "are the mentally retarded who are unable to understand the Gospel doomed to Hell?"

if we remain within that theological picture of the afterlife while arguing what you're arguing, that sin permeates man's world and is not something that 'happens' at exact moments and not at others, I'm afraid that an honest conservative Reformationist would have to believe that the retarded, stillborn, and aborted all go to Hell because they've inherited Adam's sin without accepting Christ's act of redemption.

this does make God into a morally noxious, narcissistic and sadistic monster.

personally I'm opposed to a reading of the Bible as a Handbook to get Saved for Dummies, and find that a disembodied, eternal Heaven/Hell were not part of early Christian sotierology: the unanimous holding was that we would be Bodily Resurrected just as Christ was, once the Kingdom of Heaven is inaugurated on Earth ("your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven").
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of New Found Glory on: January 14, 2015, 12:39:41 pm
melodic hardcore without transgressing into metcalcore is always good
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: NFL Divisional Round Predictions on: January 12, 2015, 11:37:52 pm
big chaos in Denver on The Day After.  Fox, del Rio, and Gase all appear to be out; Manning more likely than not to retire.  looks like Elway sees the writing on the wall and is going to start a full-scale rebuild.  we'll learn a thing or two about Brock Osweiler in 2015
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: AFC & NFC Championship Predictions on: January 12, 2015, 10:41:01 pm
GB +7.5, NE -7.5
16  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Chomsky video on Charlie Hedbo and "defense of free speech" on: January 12, 2015, 10:31:43 pm
I wonder why some people needs to resort to, let's say strong words, when the notorious "patron saint of the far-left" exercises his right to dissent on a wide range of issues.

Does Chomsky still think that supporting the Khmer Rouge was the right thing to do?

Did he really wrote something in that way? If yes, that deserves a strong reply. As everybody knows, he has written tons of articles and I don't have a clue on his current thoughts on the subject.

no.  it's ing nonsense, debunked within 60 seconds by any literate teenager.  it's akin to when people called him a Holocaust denier because he wrote a preface to a book by  Robert Faurisson.



he's hated because he does not assume that US/Israeli violence is by nature any more legitimate or virtuous than any other form of violence.
17  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Chomsky video on Charlie Hedbo and "defense of free speech" on: January 11, 2015, 11:28:34 pm
Neither was killed though.

again, the distinction of the state taking action vs private individuals.  Jews have the pull to use the state to censor what they don't like -- though reportedly the JDL did write Sine a death threat.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: should Bushie start using some form of tobacco to suppress his appetite? on: January 11, 2015, 11:00:38 pm
Perhaps in the form of a nicotine gum. He already has an insanely severe problem with habit forming substances and with getting/keeping employment. He doesn't need to add actual tobacco into the mix. There are also a lot of fat smokers out there. I agree that some meth may be just what the doctor ordered.

methamphetamine does exist as part of a few still-existing Rx drugs.  see Desoxyn, intended for ADD/ADHD cases (Bushie probably could meet the diagnostic criteria, with his genetically inherited clock-checking and whatnot)
19  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Chomsky video on Charlie Hedbo and "defense of free speech" on: January 11, 2015, 10:52:39 pm
a few tidbits on the French tradition of free speech, currently under vicious attack from radial Islamists:


Charlie Hedbo fired Maurice Siné for anti-semitism.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/aug/03/france.pressandpublishing


Dieudonné M'bala M'bala has been prohibited from making public performances in France due to his alleged anti-semitism.
20  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Chomsky video on Charlie Hedbo and "defense of free speech" on: January 11, 2015, 10:46:13 pm
Chomsky is a self hating Jew who will blame nearly everything on the West.

"There have long been efforts to identify anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in an effort to exploit anti-racist sentiment for political ends; "one of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all," Israeli diplomat Abba Eban argued, in a typical expression of this intellectually and morally disreputable position (Eban, Congress Bi-Weekly, March 30, 1973).

But that no longer suffices. It is now necessary to identify criticism of Israeli policies as anti-Semitism -- or in the case of Jews, as "self-hatred," so that all possible cases are covered."


(Noam Chomsky, Necessary Illusions, 1989)
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NYPD engaged in effective work slowdown; results are awesome on: January 11, 2015, 07:54:16 pm
I'm returning to New York on Tuesday. I look forward to the 24/7 bacchanalia that has surely consumed the city at this point.

City Hall is cracking down hard, not granting vacations or breaks to officers until the numbers come up.  the party's about to be over.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / should Bushie start using some form of tobacco to suppress his appetite? on: January 11, 2015, 07:46:41 pm
nicotine is a stimulant and thus suppresses appetite.  if we could get him on a tin of snus* per day plus a few caffeine pills, he'd inevitably start to lose some weight.

the one side effect would be increased anxiety, which combined with his pre-existing OCD/OCPD could have significant side effects.


*snus is an form of oral tobacco that poses much lower, but probably not zero, increased risk of oral and esophageal/stomach cancers.
23  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Chomsky video on Charlie Hedbo and "defense of free speech" on: January 11, 2015, 07:40:36 pm
Comparing all Jews to Mohammed is a ridiculous comparison. If They drew Moses, no one would care. If they drew Moses getting sexed in the butt, people would complain but nowhere near what Muslims do.

Hedbo drew caricatures.   caricatures are by definition drawn to exaggerate (usually) physical characteristics.  

publishing a drawing of a Jew w/ a scraggly beard, hook nose, eagerly clutching bag of gold would likely be prosecuted as the equivalent of hate speech in France and much of Europe.
24  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Islamism and the Left on: January 11, 2015, 07:35:28 pm
the focus needs to remain razor-sharp: everything as critique of political economy.  politics is the battlefield where we fight to determine the distribution and deployment of resources.

I take it, then, that the Left as it were ought to shut up about drug laws and broken windows and the culture of law enforcement, then? Wink  All those things are just a divisive distraction from "political economy", amirite?

no, drug laws are an integral part of 'political economy'.  are you familiar with Michelle Alexander's work, "The New Jim Crow"?

dumb question, but assuming you're not breaking two laws at once, how do you exactly get caught with drugs?

if you read the book, she devotes a whole chapter to aggressive police search techniques and how the SCOTUS has green-lighted a whittling down of search and seizure protections.  half the time the cop doesn't even have to perjure himself for the evidence to stand up
25  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: NFL Divisional Round Predictions on: January 11, 2015, 07:33:01 pm
Denver laid a fcking egg here.  Pats get to walk to the Super Bowl.
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