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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of these websites on: July 22, 2014, 11:16:25 pm
Tumblr and the SJWs are awful.

Is it SJWs that you don't like or social justice?

SJWs are awful people.
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Anime on: July 22, 2014, 07:07:10 pm
I tried watching Attack on Titan and just could not get into it.

I like anime as much as live action and better than American animation, but I don't think it's inherently better or anything. I have a few series that I thoroughly love such as Gurren Lagann and Eureka Seven, plus a some others that are solid that I've seen once like Death Note and Eden of the East, but I can't stand some of the larger, more popular series such as Naruto or FMA. I kinda like Miyazaki, but find Studio Ghibli movies extremely overrated. I prefer The Girl Who Leapt Through Time or Five Centimeters Per Second, personally.
3  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Do you support the legalization of marijuana? on: July 21, 2014, 04:34:22 pm
No, though its punishment should be rehab, not jail, for first time offenders. Tobacco should be similarly treated. All harder drugs should remain illegal as is the case currently.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you prefer oceans or lakes? on: July 19, 2014, 05:08:35 pm
Oceans, including inland extensions a la Puget Sound and the Salish Sea.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Anti-Mormon bigotry on the Atlas on: July 19, 2014, 12:27:35 pm
I've never met a Mormon who wasn't an incredibly decent, upstanding, and generally nice person.  Ever.  I'm not sure what is is, but the LDS does a good job stamping out some really friendly folks.

This has been my experience as well, though if you're friends with a Mormon for long enough, they will almost always try to convert you at least once. It's a bit disconcerting to know that deep down there is often at least a slight contempt for people who aren't like them.
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How big of an impact does politics have on your purchases? on: July 18, 2014, 07:15:48 pm
Virtually none at all. I used to avoid Wal-Mart (though mostly because their products are so inferior), but that's not feasible anymore.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Simple Truths Silver Mine on: July 18, 2014, 12:56:25 pm
Only problem with your theory is that you're wrong.
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Advanced Placement (AP) program on: July 17, 2014, 05:04:26 pm
I prefer Running Start-esque programs, personally.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would the above poster's political opinions be popular in Kentucky? on: July 17, 2014, 05:01:54 pm
He'd do pretty well, I think. Maybe not as well as a couple of decades ago, but he'd have a fair shot in a statewide race.
10  General Politics / Economics / Re: US unemployment rate decreases from 6.3% to 6.1% in July 2014 on: July 17, 2014, 04:57:13 pm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/07/17/the-intellectual-cesspool-of-the-inflation-truthers/
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Moderate Republicans vs. Moderate Democrats on: July 17, 2014, 03:28:15 pm
Moderate republicans don't exist, so that's the main difference.

Sure they do; they just haven't had much success winning elections recently.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Paul Krugman: "The Affordable Care Act is working" on: July 16, 2014, 12:22:53 pm
That Krugman is saying something is good evidence that it is not the case.

This teen boy certainly knows more about markets than a Princeton economics professor!

Regardless of the factual nature of this article, Krugman is so far removed from academic economics that calling him anything more than an economic columnist is an outright lie. Krugman abandoned everything that earned him that Nobel Prize long ago.
13  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Opinion of various religious groups on: July 15, 2014, 05:11:14 pm
You know the drill.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does "red avatar privilege" still exist in modern society? on: July 15, 2014, 02:40:59 pm
There are other forms of liberal/leftist bigotry such as much of third wave feminism, generalized anti-religious sentiment, and generalized attacks against businesses and their members, not to mention the frequent view that anyone who "should" support their cause for demographic reasons but doesn't is a mindless, brainwashed, uneducated, self-hating traitor.

I've also found that a lot of "enlightened" and "educated" liberals tend to be more supportive of eugenics than on average.

OK, even if I'd actually buy everything else this is absolute bullsh*t.

It may not be as frequent on this forum, but the amount of overgeneralized vitriol against CEOs and other higher-ups of businesses from many on the left is quite a real thing. Some deserve it, of course, but that can be said of every group; however, the left has a tendency to demonize them as a class of people who they can scapegoat all sorts of issues on.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Plan to split California into 6 states advances on: July 15, 2014, 02:31:19 pm
LA County and Orange County should not be in separate states.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does "red avatar privilege" still exist in modern society? on: July 15, 2014, 12:29:45 pm
There are other forms of liberal/leftist bigotry such as much of third wave feminism, generalized anti-religious sentiment, and generalized attacks against businesses and their members, not to mention the frequent view that anyone who "should" support their cause for demographic reasons but doesn't is a mindless, brainwashed, uneducated, self-hating traitor.

I've also found that a lot of "enlightened" and "educated" liberals tend to be more supportive of eugenics than on average.
17  General Politics / Economics / Re: Federal Debt to Reach 106% of U.S. Economy in 2039, CBO Says on: July 15, 2014, 12:11:07 pm
I guess that's good for people's portfolios; there won't be a shortage of government bonds to buy for retirement. For everyone else, this is interesting but irrelevant.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favorite Place You've Visited on: July 14, 2014, 10:55:50 pm
Rome
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What states have you been to? on: July 14, 2014, 09:45:06 pm
Blue: Lived in
Green: Visited
Yellow: Layover

20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Planned Parenthood on: July 14, 2014, 09:27:09 pm
It says a lot about the demographics here that there is an overall HO rating.

Eh, this is a very left-libertarian forum.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 100 Largest US Cities Series: Winston-Salem on: July 14, 2014, 07:30:41 pm
It's in the south, so HC
22  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should homeschooling be legal? on: July 14, 2014, 06:38:16 pm
What gives the government the right to declare that something is "good for socialization" and legislate away every other option?

The government absolutely has the right to do so, but that rationale would be in error. There is little reason why school must be the focal point of socialization. Sports, music, clubs, scouting, arts, church, etc. are all valid routes for such. In fact, the public school environment can be very damaging to socialization; middle school was the worst experience of my life and set me back years in making friends and simple conversational skills. Not to mention issues involving drugs, teacher quality, bullying are all real issues. Parents may not be the best qualified on some subjects, but homeschooling is rarely done in isolation.
23  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Overall, do you consider yourself to be an optimistic or pessimistic person? on: July 14, 2014, 04:55:22 pm
Fairly optimistic actually. Politics sucks, but life is pretty good.
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Planned Parenthood on: July 14, 2014, 04:48:49 pm
They get paid to murder. All else pales in light of that single fact.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why is no one talking about Andrew Cuomo? on: July 14, 2014, 04:17:14 pm
If Cuomo is nominated, I will campaign for the Republican.
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