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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Post Dissolution Elections: October 2012 on: September 15, 2014, 03:29:59 pm
I believe I voted for Napoleon, which, I of course regret. Still though, I'm not sure I would've voted for Snowstalker. Having Yankee in the executive would've been too difficult to pass up otherwise.

The thing, though, is that Napoleon honestly wasn't a terrible President prior to his second term. I realize the second term justifiably screwed up his reputation and he exited the office childishly by just straight-up abandoning the job for another, but prior to the beginning of his second term when he seemed to just stop caring, he was doing a totally acceptable job and was fairly active and engaged. He didn't win for just no reason whatsoever.

I actually never looked at that ballot. No wonder Nappy won in a blowout. Wasn't it one of the most lopsided in history here?

At the time, I believe it was.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Post Dissolution Elections: February 2013 on: September 15, 2014, 03:25:16 pm
I suppose I'll put myself out of the question for a hypothetical.

Cathcon's career prior to running was that of a regional assemblyman and failed Secretary of External Affairs. Spamage was one of the least active Senators ever. We also basically have him to thank for Wolfentoad.

Kalwejt was basically running only on a whim because there wasn't much competition, and his running mate was Wolfentoad.

Phil was basically running the same campaign he always does. Tmth seemed like he only joined the ticket as a lark.

Removing myself from the situation I suppose would've voted for Winfield/Simfan (I think I second preferenced them back then, too?); they were respectful, interested, and were genuinely trying. I appreciated their earnestness.
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Friends on: September 15, 2014, 12:44:00 pm
Eh, Friends was fair for its day.
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of this Video as a Classroom Resource on: September 15, 2014, 12:30:16 pm
Comes on far too strong to be appropriate for a classroom, except, as Nix said, a prompt for debate.
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Sweden election results thread (Sept 14, 2014) on: September 14, 2014, 12:49:35 pm
I found this amusing because I'm childish.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish independence referendum prediction thread on: September 14, 2014, 12:37:32 am
Yes, 52%
No, 48%

Turnout ~90%.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Scottish independence - The Official Atlas Forum mock referendum on: September 13, 2014, 08:02:52 pm
If I were a Scottish voter, I would vote NO.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you a young rich white liberal? on: September 11, 2014, 05:10:16 pm
Young, white, not rich, not a liberal
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Tucker Carlson on: September 10, 2014, 06:47:57 am
Disingenuousness given human form. The soulmate of S.E. Cupp.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Bicameralism Discussion Thread on: September 08, 2014, 11:05:20 am
I've yet to see any compelling argument in favor of bicameralism beyond general consternation at the present situation. There's very rarely any specific argument in favor of why it would be better than what we have now, and certainly none that have actually been convincing.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Woman, mattress, rape, performance art on: September 08, 2014, 10:59:45 am
I think Simfan's posts here are more interesting than most if nothing else; he's at least interested in having some sort of dialogue about it.
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Scottish Independence referendum, 2014 on: September 07, 2014, 05:16:33 am
I think I'd vote against.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Simple Truths Silver Mine on: September 05, 2014, 03:59:34 pm
Classify some American teenager  being told she has a nice ass on Instagram unsoliticed as a similar event to a tribal girl being raped by a pillaging warlord is pretty gross.
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Sen. Gillibrand: I was sexually harassed by men in Congress on: September 03, 2014, 09:25:23 pm
This is truly sickening.

If unfortunately not surprising.
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Jennifer Lawrence and many other celebrities... on: September 02, 2014, 01:01:00 am
The article isn't questioning why there's a frenzy, rather it concludes that, "Like the rest of us privacy-respecting citizens, [Lawrence's] biggest problem is that she is forced to share the planet with the likes of this excuse for a human being, who used all that talent and creativity for bad, in a world that so desperately needs it for good."

My main issue with the article is that it could've made that exact same point without doing a surface-level google search for other goings-on in the news right now including women, throwing it into the same basket and saying "because sexists." I think the obsession with getting the naked pics is creepy, but if there was a Taylor Lautner sex tape I'm not going to lie to you and say I wouldn't be tempted. Being motivated by sex is not inherently misogynist or misandrist.

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And of course men are objectified too, but not to the same extent women are. Women are also disproportionately targeted when you narrow the scope from general objectification to violation of privacy through sharing of unwanted photos of a sexual nature.

The more specific you narrow something, the more results can be affected by mere coincidence.

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There's been a few, but not as many as for female celebrities and they tend to get less attention.

But do they get less attention purely because they're women? And are there less purely because they're women, or because male celebrities don't tape themselves having sex as much?

I know you like to point out the Paris Hilton sex tape, but let's not forget that it was from 2003; Paris Hilton was smack-dab in the middle of her 15 Minutes. She was a reality TV star and all over the news. She didn't suddenly come into the fore because of her sex tape. She was already a big news item of the day, and when the sex tape broke it got a lot of attention because it was A) 2003, these things were more novel over a decade ago, and B) She was already famous.

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Wait, I post one article that points out that maybe there is sexism involved in a leak with overwhelmingly female celebrities and you interpret that as saying that "everything that happens to a woman is part of society's grand misogynist bent"? The irony here is that when realisticidealist pointed out that Justin Verlander had his nude photos leaked too, Eraserhead immediately came in to swat him down and assert that his girlfriend's pics were more important.

Eraserhead is a straight guy. Of course he would think they're more important.

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The fact of the matter is, one doesn't have to look at the photos. I haven't looked at them, nor has not looking at them taken a great deal of willpower. Who cares? I've seen plenty of images of womens' bodies, freely offered. I'm sure the bodies of celebrities look pretty much the same. Participating in this kind of violation is privacy is wrong, and not worth it.

I don't disagree with you personally, but I also completely understand why some people are interested. Jennifer Lawrence is a huge star right now, particularly well known with internet users because of her proliferation in gif-form, and is very attractive. So naturally, there's going to be curiosity. I don't have to like it but I am at least capable of understanding it.
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Jennifer Lawrence and many other celebrities... on: September 02, 2014, 12:21:56 am
Where are all the hacked pictures of naked male celebrities? Justin Bieber's phone is pretty safe since 16 year old girls probably aren't great hackers. If naked pics of him got out there you probably wouldn't be able to miss the cries of teenage girls everywhere.

What a lazy article that cheaply tries to capitalize on current events to tie disparate things together to concern troll. Middle school book reports probably require more paragraphs.

Funny that you talk about "lazy" when your reply to the article only responds to the headline, which is never actually talked about in the article itself.

The headline is the only interesting thing to respond to since the vast majority of the article is nothing. "Jennifer Lawrence's phone got hacked, other people are harassed and bullied out of the workforce because of stuff like this, imagine how she must feel." A perfectly fine piece could've been written about the shame of being humiliated from having these things stolen from your personal life without making it about sexism and trying to tie it to completely unrelated events that actually are evidence of sexism.

Of course it's sexist, because there is a greater societal fascination with naked womens' bodies than mens', as a part of womens' greater objectification. You're old enough to remember Paris Hilton; since when has there been that much interest in the sex tape of a male celebrity? Speculating about what might happen in an alternate universe (where a 16 y.o. girl hacks Justin Bieber's photos) isn't a rebuttal to an overwhelming and undeniable social phenomenon.

Everyone is objectified and sexualized in different ways. I've stood in lines for enough Twilight movies to know that some young girls will practically grope themselves in public over Team Edward and Team Jacob. I've been in enough check-out lines to see that the "who's f**king who" of tabloid journalism is pretty equal-opportunity. Were you crying foul when Levi Johnston was getting porn offers? Jennifer Lawrence is a famous woman of the moment in unfortunate circumstances. The frenzy would be there either way.

And besides, when have there even been many male celebrity sex tapes? It's hard to have interest in what doesn't seem to exist. I remember Ray J but he's pretty small-time. Colin Farrell had one leak as well, but I genuinely forgot his name until I remember he starred in that Alexander The Great movie or whatever. But I think both of those tapes also had women in them, so do they count?

These were bored hackers. Not everything that happens to a woman is part of society's grand misogynist bent.

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Lol, really? Do you know what I'm doing right now between responding to you? (no, it has nothing to do with the pics in question)

I didn't really opt into this conversation to know when you're masturbating, Beet, but thanks I guess?
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Jennifer Lawrence and many other celebrities... on: September 01, 2014, 11:57:08 pm
Where are all the hacked pictures of naked male celebrities? Justin Bieber's phone is pretty safe since 16 year old girls probably aren't great hackers. If naked pics of him got out there you probably wouldn't be able to miss the cries of teenage girls everywhere.

What a lazy article that cheaply tries to capitalize on current events to tie disparate things together to concern troll. Middle school book reports probably require more paragraphs.

Funny that you talk about "lazy" when your reply to the article only responds to the headline, which is never actually talked about in the article itself.

The headline is the only interesting thing to respond to since the vast majority of the article is nothing. "Jennifer Lawrence's phone got hacked, other people are harassed and bullied out of the workforce because of stuff like this, imagine how she must feel." A perfectly fine piece could've been written about the shame of being humiliated from having these things stolen from your personal life without making it about sexism and trying to tie it to completely unrelated events that actually are evidence of sexism.

Most people who are way into tech to the extent that they would go around hacking s**t are men. Most men like women. Bored tech-savvy men decided to hack attractive popular woman's phone. Is that gross? Yes. Illegal? Yes. Evidence of sexism? Not unless you think sexual impulses should be stamped out, which, in your case, you seem to. Sometimes a thing is just a thing.
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Jennifer Lawrence and many other celebrities... on: September 01, 2014, 11:46:50 pm
Where are all the hacked pictures of naked male celebrities? Justin Bieber's phone is pretty safe since 16 year old girls probably aren't great hackers. If naked pics of him got out there you probably wouldn't be able to miss the cries of teenage girls everywhere.

What a lazy article that cheaply tries to capitalize on current events to tie disparate things together to concern troll. Middle school book reports probably require more paragraphs.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: August 30, 2014, 04:09:44 am
About to go to the first "real" party in my life at Waltham.

I mistook you for Nathan for a moment and this threw me for a loop.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Midwest Voting Booth: The Bicameral Birthing Amendment on: August 25, 2014, 12:31:53 am
Abstain
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: August 2014 Federal Election - At-Large Senate on: August 22, 2014, 05:07:30 am
1. Alfred F. Jones
2. Dr. Cynic
3. Polnut
4. GAworth
5. Mechaman
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Top 10 Jokes (Edinburgh Fringe 2014) on: August 21, 2014, 11:06:48 am
Uh... maybe it's the way they say them?

After all, even the funniest comedy routines turn into total snoozefests when transcribed.

I randomly ended up skimming Lewis Black's Wikiquote page about a day ago, and when you see his jokes in text his jokes seem super boring and lame. The performance makes all the difference.

Though some of these don't seem super great either way.
23  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What cultures do you "-phile" for? on: August 19, 2014, 10:43:27 am

Pretty much any country has a "culture" insofar as they have a set of traditions, sport, art, civic society, language, history, media, etc, specific to them, just to varying levels of distinction, or in this case the sheer number of intermingling cultures that create something just a bit different. I just happen to really love Canada; I have for years and years.

Marokai really loves hockey.

And maple syrup.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Former Sen. James Jeffords (I-VT) dead at 80 on: August 18, 2014, 11:55:31 am
RIP.
25  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What cultures do you "-phile" for? on: August 16, 2014, 08:57:43 pm
I've always really been interested in French, Japanese, and Canadian culture.
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