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76  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Breaking: Supreme Court rules SSM a legal right on: June 26, 2015, 11:48:18 am
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77  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: GO TO BED on: June 26, 2015, 09:58:16 am
Some of us live in Europe.
78  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Re: SCOTUS opinion watch on: June 26, 2015, 09:56:38 am
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Take, for  example, this Court, which consists of only nine men and  women, all of them successful lawyers18  who studied at Harvard or Yale Law School.  Four of the nine  are natives of New York City.  Eight of them grew up in east- and west-coast  States.  Only one hails from the vast expanse in-between.  Not a single Southwesterner or even, to tell the truth, a genuine Westerner (California does not count).  Not a single evangelical Christian (a group that comprises about one quarter of Americans19), or even a  Protestant  of any denomination.

It's funny how he didn't make a similar argument when striking down campaign finance regulations... Roll Eyes
79  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Breaking: Supreme Court rules SSM a legal right on: June 26, 2015, 09:43:03 am
Did Ernest hack into Elizabeth Warren's account? Tongue
80  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Breaking: Supreme Court rules SSM a legal right on: June 26, 2015, 09:18:54 am
Good, though part of me regrets this issue had to be settled by the courts, rather than through the democratic process.
81  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Islamist Terror Attack in Tunisia: 27+ dead at tourist beach on: June 26, 2015, 07:59:43 am
It's almost certainly linked to the French one. Let's make a single thread.
82  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Islamist Terror Attack in France: 1 person beheaded at US-owned gas factory on: June 26, 2015, 07:33:36 am
Yeah, it's awful. RIP to the victims.

The French radio says one of the perpetrators has been killed, and another person is under police custody.
83  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Pixar on: June 26, 2015, 04:54:12 am
Yeah, the short was surprisingly bland compared to the stuff Pixar usually produces. Didn't those use to be silent anyway?

It utterly boggles my mind how anyone could find Inside Out "boring", but to each their own...
84  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Daily Show Fans... on: June 26, 2015, 04:50:21 am
Looking forward to seeing them! Smiley
85  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: She's Pregnant Again on: June 26, 2015, 04:27:30 am
Who cares?
86  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Polls: Americans want Confederate flag taken down, SC Whites not on: June 26, 2015, 04:26:30 am
How surprising...
87  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1952 Election (The Hearse at Monticello) on: June 26, 2015, 04:10:04 am
Roosevelt (sane)
88  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you support the legalization of gay marriage? on: June 26, 2015, 04:07:34 am
No (R), but homosexuals should have equal marriage benefits.  Just don't call it a marriage.

Why call them homosexuals? This isn't a trial in the 1950's

So "homosexual" is disparaging in English? Huh I better know before I move to the US... In French it's just the standard term.
89  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Rank the Western European far-right on: June 26, 2015, 02:55:15 am
The worst is probably FP, with SVP close behind. The least awful might be DFP after all, not that's saying much.

Still,

Doesn't matter, they all deserve to be shot.
90  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Lief Reservoir of Simple Truths and Smart One-Liners on: June 26, 2015, 02:45:52 am
Knowing what it's like is not particularly difficult if one has empathy and isn't ignorant. Of course, experiencing something is a different thing but I don't that is required for basic understanding.
91  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do a majority of white posters on here have any idea what poverty is like? on: June 25, 2015, 05:20:54 pm
I'm pretty sure you are well-versed in the academic debate over the nature and character of social stratification, and the various paradigms that it has inspired (of which class is one of many). You just chose to ignore it in order to get a cheap shot. Classy.

As for the first part of your post, LOL.

It's not an academic debate for me, dipsh**t. It's a lived reality. So excuse me if I don't take your 'lol class don't real' bullsh**t seriously.

Jesus F**king Christ man, now you're resorting to actual insults? And I'm the one who's unable to communicate with other people? Seriously, it's not healthy to get so worked up about some guy on the internet you've never met. All we are doing is exchanging opinions.

Believe it or not, I deeply respect your working-class background and fully acknowledge that you have had it harder than I ever have and hopefully ever will. That doesn't give you the right to think you're better than everybody else, or that everyone who disagrees with you is a bad person. You can have strong opinions and still have some respect for your interlocutor.
92  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Do you ever have weird personal feelings of irrendentism? on: June 25, 2015, 05:13:07 pm
I do have a fondness for the borders of Gustav-Adolf's Empire, though.
93  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do a majority of white posters on here have any idea what poverty is like? on: June 25, 2015, 04:58:10 pm
I'm pretty sure you are well-versed in the academic debate over the nature and character of social stratification, and the various paradigms that it has inspired (of which class is one of many). You just chose to ignore it in order to get a cheap shot. Classy.

As for the first part of your post, LOL.
94  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Do you ever have weird personal feelings of irrendentism? on: June 25, 2015, 04:34:11 pm
I'd like Flanders to join The Netherlands, 1830 was a mistake. Wallonia can have Brussels Cheesy

Can France get Wallonia then? Tongue
95  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which Romance language would you rather learn? on: June 25, 2015, 03:59:29 pm
Uh, what? The Parisians have the reputation of being douchebags even among other French people. Tongue You must have been really lucky! Seriously though, of course there are plenty of nice people in Paris, like everywhere else.

And although I definitely like Paris and enjoyed studying there, I am about to leave it to go study at UCLA. Wink
96  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Opinion of Alexis Tsipras on: June 25, 2015, 03:35:59 pm
Who cares whose fault it is? Does whatever the Papandreou governments may have done in the 80s justify literally starving the Greeks now? Since when has paying back debt become more important that fulfilling basic human needs?

The way this discussion is framed is sick. Just sick.
97  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which Romance language would you rather learn? on: June 25, 2015, 03:27:20 pm
I'm currently in Paris, and I'd very much like to reaffirm my choice of French.  Beautiful language, and here on my second visit to Paris, I'm realizing it might be my favorite city on Earth; I'd love to be able to communicate fluently.
I'm glad to see you're enjoying this city Cheesy.

To be honest, I like my capital too. But I couldn't live her indefinitely.

Oh, I love it!  It's literally amazing.  I could see why you might not want to live there, but as a visitor it's heaven.

Especially as a visitor who loves wine!

P.S.  If any of our French avatars live in Paris and have seen a blonde-haired guy wearing a US soccer jersey (today) or a Germany soccer jersey (yesterday), it might have been me! Wink

I'll be back there in a couple days. If you're interested, we can meet up, although tbh I don't know you at all on this forum.
98  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Worse Supreme Court Justice on: June 25, 2015, 03:15:19 pm
Scalia at least has some redeeming qualities in his funny dissents. Thomas is just plain evil.

Yeah, this. Scalia is a true believer, Thomas is just a hack (not to mention a sexual harasser who should never have been confirmed).
99  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Walt Disney on: June 25, 2015, 02:57:04 pm
Nazi HP (normal)

Lies and slander.
100  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Walt Disney on: June 25, 2015, 02:51:13 pm
Epic FF for the ages. A creative genius whose passion and vision thankfully lives on to this day. Sure, he had his flaws (he was a big businessman, with all that entails) but the good far outweighs the bad.
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