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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Governors, The Protecting People from Explosives Amendment has passed the senate on: Today at 05:10:44 pm
We really ought to have a process for certifying the adoption of amendments.

In general the process of ratification is not taken as seriously as it should be.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Pro-Life Feminists on: December 19, 2014, 06:06:12 pm
There are many people who genuinely support restricting abortion due to sexist and misogynistic attitudes toward women and their sexual liberty. But if you genuinely believe that an abortion involves the termination of an innocent human life (as many people, women and feminists included, often do) then supporting abortion restrictions is not a sexist act, nor is it in contradiction to the central concepts of feminism. Pro-life feminists are simply feminists earnestly believe abortion is, at one point or another, immoral and harmful.

There are more nuances at work in politics and life that some people don't seem to acknowledge, probably because they don't translate well to gif form.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are gas prices where you're at? on: December 19, 2014, 05:36:23 pm
$2.19 - $2.25 or so.
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of feminism on: December 19, 2014, 04:22:40 pm
What do Marokai, Clark and Cory mean?  Re: the implication that feminism as we currently understand it has shifted away from said founding idea.

I just meant that it's difficult to disagree with the core founding idea that various feminisms revolve around, but that the thread question doesn't really encompass all of the various nuances of different modern feminist ideologies, of which there are many branches.

In that respect it's not much different from religions, take Christianity, that starts with a basic concept (in this case "The belief that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior") but then branch out to a million and ahalf ways of forwarding that central belief and the best way to live it. Some sects may be more liberal or hardline than others. In this case I've always strongly believed in the central concept (fair and equal treatment irrespective of gender and sex) but it doesn't necessarily translate into a positive opinion of all feminists, feminist ideologies, or organizations.
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Office of Mideast Governor TJ on: December 19, 2014, 01:11:24 pm
Best of luck in your future endeavors TJ.
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of feminism on: December 19, 2014, 12:59:33 pm
The basic founding idea of feminism, of treating men and women fairly and equally irrespective of sex, is awfully hard to argue with.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Fun fact: NCYankee has been in the Senate for over half of its existence on: December 18, 2014, 09:02:27 pm
I'm surprised I actually forgot that Yankee used to deliberately spell it "adjenda" just to get on my nerves for what felt like months.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which posters do you most admire? on: December 18, 2014, 06:25:56 pm
"Admire" is a strong word but there are certainly several posters whose posts I really love reading and go out of my way to check in on. Nix, King, Afleitch, and Deadflag being a handful of them.
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of the Elf on a Shelf on: December 18, 2014, 06:00:48 pm
Yeah I'm pretty comfortable thinking this is fairly disturbing.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of "SJW and porn" blogs on Tumblr on: December 18, 2014, 05:58:15 pm
Be a part of Atheism Plus, Snowstalker, not Atheism Less.
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you agree with Obama's decision to normalise relationships with Cuba? on: December 17, 2014, 08:30:20 pm
Yes (left-leaning).
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you fluent in at least 2 languages? on: December 14, 2014, 05:55:53 pm
No, but I would like to learn French someday.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Midwest Voting Booth: Don't Miss 3 Consecutive Votes in the Althing Amendment on: December 14, 2014, 05:51:11 pm
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: December 2014 At-large Senate Election on: December 14, 2014, 05:49:57 pm
1. Polnut
2. SWE
3. Lief
4. Cris
5. Bacon King
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Furries. on: December 14, 2014, 12:04:19 am
It's not something I'm personally into, but who cares? I can understand the pull of it, to some extent, and wouldn't judge someone solely for being one. They sure as hell don't deserve the persistent mockery and bullying they get.
16  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: opinion of the Red Pill movement? on: December 13, 2014, 02:00:14 pm
Very low.
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of François Hollande on: December 11, 2014, 04:41:48 pm
A trainwreck.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Midwest Voting Booth: Protecting People From Explosives Amendment on: December 09, 2014, 06:14:21 pm
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Attempted Gas Attack on Furries in Chicago! on: December 08, 2014, 08:43:05 am
Making fun of people who were intentionally gassed is super fun isn't it? Cheesy

Yeah this thread is an abomination.  Hate crimes are no laughing matter.

Yeah I don't know why I'm surprised by the reaction here, but I am surprised nonetheless.
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who would you rather have as your Senator? on: December 06, 2014, 06:11:22 am
Heitkamp; she doesn't want to take away my family's health insurance.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Abolish The Senate on: December 04, 2014, 09:08:14 am
I'll never understand the fear mongering over this "tyranny of the 51%!" crap. I'm much more concerned with how a minority, from incredibly disproportionately represented areas, can utterly wreck a government without even making an effort, than I am for a properly elected and representative government functioning speedily.

Those arguments re: the Senate and the House make as much sense as when people get pissy about defending the Electoral College by saying "but then they'll just focus on the highest population areas! Only a few select states will get any attention!" even though a) this is bull****; a presidential candidate isn't just going to completely ignore entire regions unless he wants to ensure he turns people against him, and b) this is what happens now anyway. But I suppose that's a digression.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Midwest Voting Booth: Game Moderation Reform Amendment II on: December 03, 2014, 10:31:12 pm
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Racial divide on Ferguson indictment is almost identical to 2014 House vote on: December 03, 2014, 12:15:30 am
It means that the perverse, crippling football team mentality continues to plague every social and political issue that becomes remotely important.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Petition Against The Civil Rights Act of 2014 on: December 02, 2014, 11:26:57 pm
x Marokai

It's f**king nuts.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Simple Truths Silver Mine on: December 02, 2014, 06:10:22 pm
Banning female ejaculation from pornographic films is blatant misogyny. It's almost funny if the signal it sent wasn't so downright sad. I have probably been to the moon more times than i've ever seen that on film or would ever want to, but banning the female climax from any pornographic movie no matter how 'honest and gentle' that portrayal is, isn't tasteful.
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