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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: Today at 04:48:28 am
tik
independent
hawaii
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of millenials on: April 22, 2017, 10:32:22 am
I can't honestly answer this question because pat "generational" understandings of sociocultural trends are stupid.

this is true, obviously, but it's pretty lazy cop out to avoid discussing something that at least exists in popular consciousness. coincidentally "shutting down potentially meaningful discussion over something petty" will be high on my upcoming listicle 20 Reasons Millenials Are Still Just the Worst (#4 Will Make Your Man Bun Flaccid)
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Bill Clinton's grey hair on: April 22, 2017, 10:16:20 am
or as the saying goes: once you go cray, you never go grey. or, perhaps: a prion a day keeps the silver away. a plaquey brain staves a whiter mane.

(for the record no one says these, please don't say these, it's dumb and I feel bad, but not bad enough apparently)
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of this shirt on: April 22, 2017, 09:40:02 am
thread should be titled "opinion of my plan to get dirty looks from jewish people"
5  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Debate: Should abortion be legal? on: April 16, 2017, 10:24:56 am
Abortion should be attempted for every pregnancy. Only a select few babies will survive the procedure, granting them an invaluable +1 immunity to feticide which can be passed down to future offspring until we finally eradicate abortion as an option. It is the only way to save the children, ultimately.
6  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: The Two "Far-Rights" (and why they oppose each other) on: April 08, 2017, 08:55:04 am
i think that even though they both oppose transgenderism that they do so in different important ways

for instance one is more interested in practicalities (do you use toilet paper every time you pee or only sometimes and how can we psychically regulate this in order to prevent Islam) while the other is interested mainly in aesthetics (what if I'm not gay but I'm unwittingly attracted to someone with a fancier crotch than mine, which my mother has repeatedly assured me is very fancy indeed? am I an affront to god in a way I'm ashamed to admit to while even cloaked in online anonymity?)

discuss with dick pics
7  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: is homeschooling child abuse? on: April 04, 2017, 02:14:22 am
for the record I was just having a bit of a drunken troll (the fact that nobody seemed to think the way I was speaking in this thread was especially out of character or something says a lot about me, maybe, sadly). I will admit the "child abuse" angle was in wildly bad taste.

my brother was homeschooled for a little while in high school because he was having trouble with things, and my sister homeschools all of her children. actually I made better friends with the other kids in my school who moved from being homeschooled into class with us. some of them were socially stunted (so was/am I, so), but they've gone on to be just as normal or otherwise as anyone else.

in general I do think it is a bad idea, however.
8  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban all mentions of Hillary's NPV win on: April 03, 2017, 05:43:33 am
in a funny way anyone whinging about this is admitting that it bothers them on some visceral level

     This post is just like Christians insisting that Atheists arguing against religion are in fact really bothered by the God question and secretly believe deep down. Sometimes you just want to call out sophistry.

this is a cute parallel, but hillary winning the popular vote is a demonstrable fact in a system that popularly advertises itself to serve the will of the voting majority, so it's actually a real relevant piece of information useful to illustrate how dumb the system itself is and why the winner ought not to be treated reverently. or whatever. but I guess also pasta strainers or something yes

     It being a fact is actually not relevant to the point I am making. You and the Christians are both saying that "people argue against my point, therefore they are really bothered by it and must subconsciously believe I am right". It's a really specious argument.

I'm not really saying that, actually (although I guess it's easy to see how you could make that jump), just that those who complain about a demonstrable fact are probably bothered by it. Bothering these people is probably part of the point of bringing it up repeatedly.
9  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Holy crap, Jesus Christ has returned to earth. Advice on repenting sins? on: April 01, 2017, 06:58:26 am
rip in peace the lard, ff
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas needs avatar discipline on: April 01, 2017, 06:50:04 am
someone less lazy than me plz photoshop an I-GA avatar with a ball gag <3
11  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban all mentions of Hillary's NPV win on: April 01, 2017, 06:48:04 am
in a funny way anyone whinging about this is admitting that it bothers them on some visceral level

     This post is just like Christians insisting that Atheists arguing against religion are in fact really bothered by the God question and secretly believe deep down. Sometimes you just want to call out sophistry.

this is a cute parallel, but hillary winning the popular vote is a demonstrable fact in a system that popularly advertises itself to serve the will of the voting majority, so it's actually a real relevant piece of information useful to illustrate how dumb the system itself is and why the winner ought not to be treated reverently. or whatever. but I guess also pasta strainers or something yes
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Do Millennial Men Want Stay-at-Home Wives? on: April 01, 2017, 06:31:20 am
For a child though, the first few years are very important & men don't have the motherly, feminine qualities to connect to a child [snippity snip] & a child needs a mother more than a father.
The rest of your post is more or less fine by me but this is some hot, sweaty nonsense, and frankly disturbing.

I personally feel in the initial few months or a year or 2, a child needs the mother much more than the father. Most of the time mothers are inherently better at raising the child when the child is very young & there are many stuff which an overwhelming amount of fathers just can't do but a mother can.

"Mom is *magic*" (meanwhile, somewhere, a chorus of gay married men are singing in dissonance)

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I was born to a working professional who had a full time good job all her life before & after I was born & never left her job etc, so I 100% support working mothers.

CONTRAST THIS WITH THE FOLLOWING (please also note how it is important to emphasize that ones mom is a "professional")

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The connect a child has with his/her mother in the 1st 15-20 months though is unreal & something you wouldn't understand unless you have a child or have seen children of near one's grow up.

This is an amazing, semi-uniquely Atlasian assumption to make about other posters. For the record, I am currently 17 months old and completely disagree with your silly assertions.

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You can disagree & I said it is the responsibility of both parents to raise the child & not the mother. So I find your comment frankly very offensive.

I respect that you have a unique innate ability to reply to my posts and will forego any criticism from now on.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Stepping down on: April 01, 2017, 06:10:12 am
March 31, 2017
Mr. Kal:

I grow weary of vanilla unicorn pornography. You know I bestowed moderator powers upon you for the sole purpose of your production of original material. How hard can it be to photoshop a twisted tapering horn on a vivacious barely-legal? Please publicly announce your resignation post-haste (or face the magic)

Thanks,
Dave
14  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: is homeschooling child abuse? on: April 01, 2017, 03:11:04 am
glad to have established that a clear majority of Atlas users support abusing children by forcing them to disengage with their peers and live a life of cold isolation when learning to build social networks face to face is a vital component still in development

it is funny to note how people equate abuse with future failure - while it certainly makes integrating into society more difficult, it doesn't necessarily make future outcomes worse. sexual assault victims can go on to lead perfectly normal, healthy lives, too. but the scars remain.

parents are perfectly capable of helping their children with their homework and being teachers in that way after they have come home from school. they are also able to influence public curriculum if they so choose.

there is nothing admirable about possibly handicapping a child's socialisation skillset
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump declares April 2017 National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month on: April 01, 2017, 02:58:45 am
that tweet

oh my actual god
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Do Millennial Men Want Stay-at-Home Wives? on: April 01, 2017, 02:56:55 am
For a child though, the first few years are very important & men don't have the motherly, feminine qualities to connect to a child [snippity snip] & a child needs a mother more than a father.
The rest of your post is more or less fine by me but this is some hot, sweaty nonsense, and frankly disturbing.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I just drove through two counties that voted for Trump on: March 31, 2017, 08:19:24 am
would you refuse to get an erection from observing the feet of a woman who voted for trump??
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What skills do you most revere in a public servant??? on: March 31, 2017, 07:48:55 am
penmanship. it is strongly correlated with competence (this is why you should never ever have surgery)
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: New List Of 2017ís Most & Least Federally Dependent States on: March 31, 2017, 07:47:00 am
Why is Oregon always so high up on these list?   It seems out of place.

oregon's entire economy only manages to stay afloat due to an exorbitant beard subsidy
20  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban all mentions of Hillary's NPV win on: March 31, 2017, 07:43:56 am
in a funny way anyone whinging about this is admitting that it bothers them on some visceral level
21  General Politics / Political Debate / is homeschooling child abuse? on: March 31, 2017, 07:39:10 am
is depriving children of the social frameworks in which to navigate modern society and taking from them the shared cultural upbringing of their peers a really good idea that makes you freedom yourself?
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pence Wonít Have Dinner With A Woman Who Isnít His Wife on: March 31, 2017, 07:36:06 am
I agree with everyone else who thinks it is Good and Noble that the Vice President's marriage is plagued with trust issues.
23  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: transgender and sports on: March 31, 2017, 07:10:23 am
Sports are segregated by sex by necessity or else the vast majority of women would not be able to participate in most sports. As long as that remains the case, people should have to compete based on their biological sex of birth. If a boy can no longer compete with other boys due to taking estrogen, then he can't compete; he made a decision and must live with the consequences.

this is neither realistic nor ideal
24  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: transgender and sports on: March 31, 2017, 07:07:27 am
Hormones are complicated, and measuring testosterone/estrogen levels doesn't really tell you a lot about someone's physicality at any given moment. If you wanted to "test" a transgender person to make sure they were at acceptable levels to compete as their gender, you'd have to.. take an awful lot of blood tests over an awfully long period of time. But to just have someone pipe up and come out as transgender suddenly and immediately swap with whom they're competing seems.. obviously unfair. Clearly this is something we all need to pray about together.

There doesn't seem to be a good answer to this question. I guess that I'm a little too caught up on the working assumption that it's OK to prescribe hormones to physically healthy high schoolers to consider its implications.

This is a debate worth having that nobody seems interested in (although the "physically healthy" part is little bit baffling to me). It's taboo in many circles to be critical of how we treat transgender children/adolescents. I have deeply mixed feelings about it all. In a way you do confuse me, though, because I have gotten the impression you are a big proponent of the preventative aspects of healthcare and how they produce better outcomes immediately and in the long term for individuals and the societies in which they live (if this is incorrect, sorry). If a high schooler strongly identifies as belonging to the gender opposite their assigned sex, in the long term, giving them hormones and help sooner than later can benefit everyone, can't it? Most of the effects are reversible anyway, and it prevents the development of characteristics that exacerbate self-hatred.
25  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Issue with one particular moderator on: February 10, 2017, 01:56:20 pm
ftr I navigate reality in lady pants, grumps, but I appreciate the sentiment
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