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76  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Trump is one of the reasons why I didn't support Obama in the '08 on: August 21, 2016, 11:17:51 am
Roll Eyes
77  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Previous Poster on: August 21, 2016, 08:43:24 am
In spite of disagreements, huge FF
78  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What do you think the previous poster thinks of you? on: August 21, 2016, 04:43:32 am
I don't think we've ever interacted, so neutral.
79  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Opinion on 'burkini' ban? on: August 21, 2016, 04:37:29 am
Ironic because its supposed to be against oppression but banning a type of clothing is exactly that. If people choose to wear them and they're comfortable with it, that's fine. What it instead does is piss Muslim women off who want to wear it and sends a message to them that the west is uncomfortable with Islam. Its leftist intolerance.

Is it? Seems like these types of things usually get the most support from right wing secular nationalist types. 

Most people who would be for it are for progressive reasons, progress. The burka is a traditional outfit, therefore I would think conservatives would not be the ones to want to ban it. Not saying all leftists support banning it, and I'm sure you'll find right wingers supporting it for different wrong reasons too.

No. The real reason for it is Islamophobia. While there are left-wingers who support it, they only do so in an (obviously failed) attempt to chase after the votes of the right and far-right, who are the real proponents of these policies. The idea that this has anything to do with social-liberalism (or even with "laïcité") is ludicrous.
80  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Gerald Ford on: August 21, 2016, 04:32:17 am
The last Republican President not to be a complete HP, but still lean HP.
81  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Ayn Rand on: August 21, 2016, 04:27:24 am
Talentless hack. The fact that hardcore neoliberals can't think of a better icon for their cause is a testament to the intellectual poverty of their worldview.
82  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should the US Subsidize Pharmacy Companies? on: August 21, 2016, 03:32:51 am
The pharmaceutical industry should be fully nationalized.

Edit: Looks like Averroes beat me to it. Excellent post.
83  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: WaPo-SCOTUS Election Update: Dont bet on Notorious RBG retiring if Clinton wins on: August 21, 2016, 03:28:14 am
I'm sure she will do the right thing and allow Hillary to replace her with someone who will preserve her legacy, rather than getting hung up on such petty honors.
84  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump Hits To Hispanic Leaders Openness To Legalization For Immigrants on: August 21, 2016, 03:25:27 am
loldrumpf
85  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Labour Party (UK) Leadership Election, 2016 on: August 20, 2016, 04:15:19 pm
Sadiq Khan endorses Smith.

Do you think he can move votes in London?
86  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Do you support open borders? on: August 20, 2016, 03:59:57 pm
Of course.
87  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Milo Yiannoplous deposits $100K for charity directly in his personal account on: August 20, 2016, 03:56:57 pm
I am truly shocked. I really expected better behaviour out of Milo Yiandiplodocus.

If this post was sarcastic (which I really hope it is), ditto.
88  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Lief Reservoir of Simple Truths and Smart One-Liners on: August 20, 2016, 03:54:43 pm
I'm only saying this because I don't hate you: You are acting like a complete idiot, and you better get out now and/or remedy this. I can't believe you are going about such an immoral action that hurts people so casually - like nothing I've ever seen. I am going to assume any actions have not been undertaken, and I do not want to find out if there is follow through please.
89  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Institute of Funny Partial Thread Titles You've Seen on Atlas on: August 20, 2016, 03:53:02 pm
Today at 01:50:42 pm
in Re: Milo Yiannoplous dep...
by Battenberg

I had a split-second of pure, unadulterated joy thinking he had been deported.
90  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The CrabCake Bureau of Funny Post Archival on: August 20, 2016, 02:54:38 pm
May Averroes forgive my indolence, I went to see Ghostbusters yesterday. And it was perfectly fine. It had more than its fair share of funny jokes (the gross-out humor was annoying, but it wasn't too bad), had a fairly basic plot but with enough variations on it as to make it worth following, and likable characters. It also made the right decision in not pushing its "girl power" message, which would have made it ring hollow and cynical. Instead, it told more or less the same story it would have told with male characters, but with female ones - and I think that's exactly what's needed. A movie doesn't need to have a profound message to advance feminist causes, sometimes it just needs to be itself. So in a way it's kind of brilliant in its mediocrity.

And I really can't possibly understand why it would elicit any visceral hate for any reason other than sexism.
It's actually about ethics in Ghost bustin'.
91  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Do you support interracial marriage? on: August 20, 2016, 02:46:08 pm
I didn't even mention the best anecdote about him. One day he caught his oldest illegitimate daughter  prostituting herself outside his residence(presumably on the prowl himself). He of course took the opportunity to immediately legalise the profession and declare it a noble one and mandate that all now legal prostitutes wear golden combs in their hair. Why? Becau Spanish upper class women wore golden combs in their hair, and he never skipped a good chance to annoy them.

...WOW
92  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you support Sahrawi/Western Saharan independence? on: August 20, 2016, 02:39:17 pm
Of course (normal). The silence of the international community over this blatant injustice is sickening.
93  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: If you were living in Austria ... on: August 20, 2016, 01:56:34 pm
If I lived in a completely made-up place, I would not support this.

Yeah, you might as well ask me how I feel about Neverland's new anti-piracy laws.
94  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Do you support interracial marriage? on: August 20, 2016, 12:48:47 pm
Paraguay's early history as an independent state was shaped by the dictator Jose Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia. On paper his ideals where shaped by the radical fringes of the French Revolution and he desired to end the influence of the Church and the elite European settlers (I should note he was a mulatto as well, and was discriminated as a young man for it). Therefore in order to end the influence of this elite he banned Europeans marrying each other, meaning they all married with natives. As he grew increasingly paranoid, Paraguay then became a completely closed off North Korean like society that had the military pervade all aspects of life and killed anybody trying to escape (even accidentally stranded foreigners). After that it was passed to the terrible and incompetent Lopez family, the latter of which effectively started an unwinnable war with Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay simultaneously that caused the death of at least half the population and which the country has never really recovered.

Rodriguez De Francia sounds like a really... unique kind of tyrant. I can't help finding this more than a bit fascinating, even if it's also creepy as hell.

I'd heard about Lopez' disastrous war that ravaged Paraguay but still, wow.
95  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The last movie you've seen thread 2016 on: August 20, 2016, 12:40:07 pm
May Averroes forgive my indolence, I went to see Ghostbusters yesterday. And it was perfectly fine. It had more than its fair share of funny jokes (the gross-out humor was annoying, but it wasn't too bad), had a fairly basic plot but with enough variations on it as to make it worth following, and likable characters. It also made the right decision in not pushing its "girl power" message, which would have made it ring hollow and cynical. Instead, it told more or less the same story it would have told with male characters, but with female ones - and I think that's exactly what's needed. A movie doesn't need to have a profound message to advance feminist causes, sometimes it just needs to be itself. So in a way it's kind of brilliant in its mediocrity.

And I really can't possibly understand why it would elicit any visceral hate for any reason other than sexism.
96  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Opinion on 'burkini' ban? on: August 20, 2016, 12:32:09 pm
So what if someone wants to wear a swimsuit like that for non-Islamic reasons? (Such as being really afraid of getting sunburned and wanting as much skin to be covered up as possible?)

The only logical argument I can think of for this ban would be in the case of public pools. Looking at photos, it looks like most of the "burkinis" have loose fabric that could ostensibly get caught in a pool filter and cause the wearer to potentially drown. But that logic doesn't hold up when it comes to public beaches.

Hygene issues.  Those things are probably filthy.

Hey, they're just trying to integrate into the local culture:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219163/One-29-French-people-dont-shower-WEEK--13-wash-hands-using-toilet.html

Crabcake, I get that you're rightfully pissed off at France for this whole nonsense, but seriously, the Daily Fail??
97  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What do you think the previous poster thinks of you? on: August 20, 2016, 12:28:22 pm
That I'm a naive left-leftist.
98  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone IV - Hungover on: August 20, 2016, 12:25:24 pm
he even paid us a stripper for 100€ once as we visited a strip-club during a company trip ...

...

I hope you're aware that telling me this doesn't exactly improve my opinion of the guy.
99  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should developing countries host big sport events? on: August 20, 2016, 12:01:29 pm
Honestly, all "big sports events" should cease until the mafias that run them (FIFA and the IOC at the very least) are disbanded (and their leaders jailed) and replaced by nonprofits.
100  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban petitions. on: August 20, 2016, 09:45:24 am
How meta.
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