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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of the Colours 1: Beige on: January 25, 2016, 01:51:44 am
Hello! Welcome to the first of my series of polls Opinion of the Colours**, in which we will delve into and explore the approx. 14* colours known to scientists and their properties, uses, and varieties.

Our first colour was only discovered in 1874 by a team of French scientists led by the notorious Jean van Claude. Like many scientific advancements, it wasn't being sought out at the time. No, the Reverend van Claude's team was researching a now cured condition known as Dental Benignness when, as the story goes, one of the researchers happened to glance at the wall. "Is it just me," he remarked (but more in French), "or is the colour of the walls rather sheepish?" The colour of the researcher's pants were later discovered to be Beige.

What we've learned about Beige since then has grown by leaps in bounds. Beige went from an analog colour to a digital one officially in 1987 and is often discussed online the Twitters with the hashtag #F5F5DC.

Colloquially Beige is celebrated for its sassy attitude hiding away beneath a stoic veneer, often alluded to in fashion magazines.

While when consumed raw Beige contains poisonous alkaloids that cause flammability in infants, a simple cold water extraction leaves you with pure Beige that, while lacking in any nutritional value, is said to taste like almonds that have had the flavour removed from them.

Genetically Beige is related to Mother of Pearl, a colour that went extinct you know, like, more or less 4 to 5 million years ago probably. This relationship is obvious when you examine fossilized Mother of Pearl, the joint structure of which is kinda like Beige, maybe.

In 2002 Beige was named of the Official Colour for Walls in Nepal, and laws were put in place demanding that all walls be coloured Beige. Adoption has been controversial, however, and protesters have complained that the law was only put in place because various government officials had ties in Beige mining.

I hope you have enjoyed this post about Beige and I welcome any further facts you know about Beige.

* The true number of colours could be as low as 3 and as high as All the Numbers, but most contemporary scientists have settled on 14 as a compromise.

** The British variant of the word has been chosen out of respect for the now deceased Reverend van Claude, may he RIP in peace.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Labor Party Winter 2016 Convention in Dalton, Georgia on: January 25, 2016, 01:10:49 am
[1] Adam Griffin (LAB-GA)
[ ] Blair2015 (LAB-NY)
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you do drugs? on: January 19, 2016, 03:46:49 am
In situation where killing is sin and just socially wrong I don't want to say such things but:

kill your local drug dealer kid

yep, it's a big faux pas alright

Phew, try to say somewhere that you are murderer. They will kick you out from your country club and you will lost your place in the marina and you will have no place for your yacht :I

but sometimes drug help your dad go butter
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Virginia lawmaker is early entrant in "Creep of the Year 2016" on: January 16, 2016, 11:35:33 pm
welcome to virginia

5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you do drugs? on: January 15, 2016, 05:26:45 pm
I often show at parties and announce to my colleagues that if they would like I would do a soft core drugs with them.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Could we run the country better than congress? on: January 01, 2016, 08:29:47 am
Holy sh**t, has Congress been running the country this whole time?
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Vegetarians more likely to have mental issues... on: December 08, 2015, 03:56:42 am

depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and somatoform disorders

are extremely common and it's stupid to call people with them "crazy."

As Ernest said people diagnosed with these kinds of things might consciously switch to vegetarianism as a way to cope with symptoms (psychiatrists will often encourage patients to change diet and exercise as one route for treatment).

uh I mean only psychos wouldn't want to carve up living creatures and chew on their muscle matter yes ha ha
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Missouri Bill Would Put State Gun Sales Under Same Restrictions as Abortions on: December 08, 2015, 03:41:10 am
This is a child, regardless of whatever competency tests you want to introduce.  A very young child in the first stages of development, yes. Just admit you don't think these children have any value.  

We have conflicting definitions of what a child is. Potential to be a child does not equate to being a child in my view. As to the value, I leave that to be determined by each individual pregnant woman to make that determination herself. Nice attempt to smear my character though, but I suppose that's always a given with you.

It's not smearing your character. It is an accurate statement of your value system. I'm sure you are very sincere or whatever in holding this value system but that is beside the point. If you believe a life is not worthy of either identity to be called as such or a right to be protected from violence, then you do not value that life in any meaningful sense aside from perhaps instrumentally.

Its potential wholly depends on the mother exclusively, so why does it deserve to be granted its own identity unless the mother grants it one?

Awful, terrible question for you: Do you mourn the same for a natural early-term miscarriage as you do the death of a two-year-old?

Don't worry, I think I know the awful, terrible answer already, you don't need to say anything. Shouldn't have brought it up really.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Jerry Falwell Jr. is just as bad as his old man. on: December 06, 2015, 04:16:49 am
“I was referring to ‘those Muslims’ that carried out attacks in Paris and California,” he said on Twitter.
He also told the News & Advance that “There are many good Muslims, many moderate Muslims.”

I wonder if the Muslim community tells its followers “There are many good Christians, many moderate Christians” and if any of them believe it.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pentagon Opens All Combat Positions to Women on: December 06, 2015, 03:42:58 am
I have no faith in the military brass to get his done right........

As I don't much about how the military operates, I don't really understand what you mean by this. Do you (or someone else who might understand) mind elaborating?
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: December 05, 2015, 11:35:34 pm
Not that anyone here who hasn't already heard gives a sh**t, but in the past few months I have come out to a whole slew of people (including my family) as transgender, brought my weight loss to a total of 18 kilos, started seeing a psychologist, as well as a psychiatrist who has told me he will give me a referral to an endocrinologist next month to begin taking hormones, and I've been working 50 hours a week as well.

Last night I went out dressed properly for the first time. I went for teppanyaki with my wife and some friends to celebrate a birthday. As for goals I had this year.. they all seem to be happening. It's all been incredibly stressful, but completely worth it. I hope that when I come out the other side I'll have the confidence to actually achieve things like finishing school and finding work that is more satisfying to do mentally, and you know.. just finally relax.

Anyway, just had a few minutes to spare and thought updating here would be fun since I'm barely on here anymore having basically self-exiled to AAD.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: 18th Pacific Legislative Council on: November 17, 2015, 03:47:55 am
If it isn't too late, I nominate Nagas, for I believe he has the courage and tenacity to drive the Pacific Council forward during this time of stagnation. Or whatever. Also because I don't want to do the thing.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Swearing in of New Officeholders on: November 13, 2015, 11:44:13 pm
I, Tik, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of Pacific Councilor and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Pacific Region, so help me God.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: November 13, 2015, 10:14:17 pm

15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary Clinton may have committed election fraud on: November 08, 2015, 04:24:15 am
There isn't really a direct connection to Hillary as of yet but it is indeed quite a piece of work worth checking back on.
16  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should food handlers be required to wear gloves/not use bare hands on: November 07, 2015, 10:34:43 am
Food handlers should be replaced by automatons (normal)
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Pacific Special Gubernatorial Election on: November 07, 2015, 01:04:56 am
1. Turkeyblouse
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Was Rosalynn Carter our Hottest First Lady? on: November 06, 2015, 09:16:00 am
the person who created this thread chose to do so deliberately and thought Dave Leip's Atlas Forum was an audience that would be receptive to it and he was not wrong
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is street mime or loom weaving more popular in your city? on: November 06, 2015, 09:07:26 am
if it counts, where I'm from rainbow loom bracelets have become a form of currency exclusively in exchange for sexual favours

thanks obama's sharing economy Sad
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: No Shave November on: November 06, 2015, 09:04:46 am
For a real challenge why don't you weasels try not to play with your members this November?
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: DWPERRYWATCH on: November 03, 2015, 02:10:34 am

reminds me, I found the following and didn't know where to get rid of it until RIGHT NOW

I'm certainly not hideous; and I "clean-up" nice
22  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Opinion of Third Wave Feminism on: November 02, 2015, 09:36:24 pm
Anyway, I have some objections to what 'third wave feminism' is generally used to mean--'sex-positive', strongly liberal/individualistic, endlessly finicky about its preferred language games, et cetera--but although my own views, at least in terms of my instincts and what I naturally gravitate towards, would probably strike a lot of people as 'first wave' throwbacks, I do think that there are also points worth celebrating in more recent feminism, like the somewhat more trenchant (if sometimes embarrassingly overcorrecting) discussion of race and the fact that femininity as a concept isn't as much of a bęte noire as it used to be. I agree with Beatrice's point that the whole 'waves' model is basically a hash.
Ignoring that the "waves" concept is artificial for the moment, what exactly is it in your views that points towards "first wave" feminism and how does that contrast with what came afterwards? Is there some overall incompatibility or is it just a different emphasis on certain ideas and/or a rejection of later goals?
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Hastert Portrait Removed from House Hallway on: November 02, 2015, 09:27:04 pm
I agree that unless we get rid of everything bad from history all at once that this doesn't make any sense.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Ted Rall's view of why Hillary shouldn't be president... on: November 02, 2015, 08:46:57 am
In case you're wondering what the three BIG reasons are:


Compelling stuff for sure!
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you participated in any Political Polls? on: November 02, 2015, 08:36:59 am
I was once surveyed for my American political views ..while living here in Australia. That call was a bit surreal.
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