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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you bank with Wells Fargo? on: Today at 01:52:34 pm
They're desperate cause they just can't recapture the excitement people used to feel for them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8LHlJSBkg0
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is the Preceding Poster's drink 'worse than Meths'? on: Today at 11:31:23 am
I don't think this meme has made it cross the pond.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you covered for dental? on: Today at 11:29:25 am
maybe in theory.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Post your tips on how to survive the debates with sanity intact on: Today at 11:26:07 am
1. Pretend that it isn't real and you're watching a Christopher Guest movie.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton campaign starting Latino "souls to the polls" on: September 25, 2016, 11:21:58 pm
much like the Christian Coalition ... self-interested identity politics in churches dressed up as driven by "faith"

As you know all too perfectly well, in the US churches are also social clubs. Nobody is talking "faith in God" here - just "faith in vote".

Though, I must add, for over half a century Mexican opposition was sustained, mainly, by the popular local Catholic belief that God likes free elections.  Not a bad faith to have, I should say.

Having "faith in our votes" isn't something people normally say, it doesn't even make any have any meaning as a phrase.  It's pretty obvious they are trying to play on people's religious loyalites by using that word.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Hey, Santander: come and play! on: September 25, 2016, 11:14:43 pm
The problem with Santander isn't that he's conservative. You shouldn't be making assumptions about people's motivations when you (by your own admission) have no idea what you're talking about.

didn't you just make the assumption earlier in this thread that Santamander was a coward for not engaging with whatever this thread is supposed to be?
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton campaign starting Latino "souls to the polls" on: September 25, 2016, 05:09:57 pm
much like the Christian Coalition ... self-interested identity politics in churches dressed up as driven by "faith"
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of white people having fun in North Korea on: September 25, 2016, 05:02:38 pm
Why are there Chinese characters on the board?

Anyway, I'd need more than the one video to form an opinion.

https://www.youtube.com/user/xTheLemon/videos

This guy really likes that song.
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Question to self described "pro-life" posters on: September 24, 2016, 07:58:33 pm
As far as I understand the law in Poland right now, I'd support it as it is with the health exceptions as they are, but remove the exception for rape/incest while making sure that rape victims have access to emergency contraception.   And more importantly focus on abortion prevention and support for those who are pregnant and with young children.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I AM IN THE HOME OF OPEBO on: September 24, 2016, 07:02:35 pm
Does BRTD have enough tissues to masturbate over this extremely arousing fact to the point of physical exhaustion?

My girlfriend is also here so need. Smiley

BRTD girlfriend if you are read this, leave opebo home while you still can.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama vetoes 9/11 bill on: September 24, 2016, 01:19:54 pm
So people can spend lots of money on a costly legal battle only for Saudi Arabia to not pay up when the court rules against them.  Sounds like a good plan, definitely.
If it means we'll cut back on our military aid to enforce it, I'll endorse.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Gary Johnson won't fight climate change because the sun is going to explode on: September 24, 2016, 01:16:51 pm
"I didn't conquer Mt. Everest. She lifted up her skirt and gave me a peek."

--Gary Johnson

Go to 8:34

Not sure whether or not to like that, but it's a better metaphor than "conquering" a mountain, at least.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of dfwlibertylover on: September 24, 2016, 12:49:50 pm
Why do people keep making threads about posters no one has ever heard of?
that is the question we would all like to know, but to introduce, dfwlibertylover is a loser who lives in his mom's basement, that is all you need to know

that really narrows it down.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favorite poster who joined in 2003 on: September 24, 2016, 12:48:34 pm
ilikeverin needs more votes.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone IV - Hungover on: September 24, 2016, 12:45:23 pm
I kissed a glass-encased human heart tonight.

Wow!  Any idea whose it was?

Padre Pio's. Boston's been hosting it for the past several days, probably because our archbishop's a Capuchin.

I would have said that in the above post but I decided to lead with a 'hook'. Leave people wondering if I went to the Mutter Museum or something.

16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone IV - Hungover on: September 24, 2016, 02:04:58 am
I kissed a glass-encased human heart tonight.

Wow!  Any idea whose it was?
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Celebrity endorsement megathread on: September 24, 2016, 01:17:41 am

Yes, as we said, the crucial swing state of Kardashiana's 0 EV's remain too close to call. With a state so close to the tipping point, it's clearly all that we should be watching for the entire night.

Isn't it called Kardashistan?
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Celebrity endorsement megathread on: September 23, 2016, 06:01:46 pm
How on God's green earth can you be married to Kanye West and still contemplate voting for Donald Trump?

I can only assume this is a ploy for the ratings/headlines, although I would be totally unsurprised if you told me that Kellyanne Conway had a hand in this, somehow, I'd imagine as a way of diverting media attention from the latest damming revelation about Trump, although experience shows us that wouldn't be too hard.

Hasn't Kanye said some nice things about Trump?
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Batley and Spen by election, 2016 on: September 23, 2016, 05:57:13 pm
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Russian Legislative Election 2016 on: September 23, 2016, 02:33:38 pm
write-in: Zeleniy Pomidor
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone IV - Hungover on: September 23, 2016, 02:20:22 pm
Or maybe she legit just wants to be friends?
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you want to have kids? on: September 23, 2016, 02:17:59 pm
This very likely falls under the umbrella of 'easier said than done', but wouldn't one think a simple solution to that, as an individual man in a specific couple trying to decide whether or not to have children, would be to resolve to do more housework and child care and monitor oneself to make sure one does?

Also it's, you know, unbelievably creepy that you think that men who want kids want them only or primarily in order 'to have something that generates acknowledgement in society', but, you know, whatever. (For the record, even if this is true, it's better solved by cultivating more constructive attitudes towards children and fatherhood, not avoiding fatherhood on principle because the desire to be a father is somehow inherently bad.)

Sure and, yet, that rarely happens and there's something our social structures that is so durable that even the most well-intentioned man inevitably does less housework than his partner. Why this is so is not difficult to understand: men are socialized to not care about messes to the same degree that women are and this creates a "natural" division of labor. None of this is fair, of course, but it's easily explained and it's hard to change the dynamics of this.

There's nothing unbelievably creepy about what I've stated. I'm noting a social fact: that there are social rewards associated with having children. They give you an inner sense of purpose but also a kind of external acknowledgement that your life matters and has value. These are important psychological needs. I'm not devaluing these needs by acknowledging their existence nor am I devaluing children by doing so. I brought these facts up to discuss why it might be, uh, problematic to want to have many kids if one is a man because it's not a lot of work for us in comparison to what having kids entails for women. It's worth reflecting upon and being conscious of, I think. It doesn't naturally lead one to certain positions but it could if one is honest.

Seeing as I'm 22, is it really weird that I'm terrified at the idea of being a parent? This is a pretty normal stance among young people and for good reason: for most us, the prospect of being a parent anytime soon is irresponsible. Because I'm from Idaho, I know some people who are parents and they're all parents by accident. These situations are, almost as a rule, very dire and tend to have bad outcomes, particularly in a country where wages are low and families are rarely stable.

Being terrified of being a parent is very understandable and is normal, even for people who become parents and end up finding a great deal of joy in it. But seeing kids as a relative waste of time and money taking away from one's own enjoyment of life is kinda sad.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Military Times poll of active duty troops: Trump +1...over Johnson on: September 22, 2016, 01:16:46 pm
sex distribution is representative.  ethnic distribution is about half for blacks what you'd expect from a representative sample.
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Amy Schumer on: September 22, 2016, 01:08:37 pm
Just found out she and Chuck are related. Confused and distraught.

distraught Huh  I didn't think she was your type of humor.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton Trump map is interesting. on: September 22, 2016, 12:29:30 pm

looks like it's just based on whatever the most recent poll is, many of dubious quality.
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