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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Liberal opinion of Bill Maher's views on Islam... on: January 12, 2015, 09:56:34 pm
So I'm guessing this will be another thread that just hates on Bill Maher without responding to anything he specifically said.

Good guess.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of afleitch on: January 12, 2015, 07:52:26 pm
He's a great bloke.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Smid on: January 12, 2015, 07:49:59 pm
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Franzl on: January 12, 2015, 07:48:43 pm
Max FF. I assume the 6 HP votes are being ironic.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Lief (Plus Belated Happy B'Day!) on: January 05, 2015, 11:08:53 pm
FF.  Lief is cool and funny as hell. 
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy New Years! Your New Years Present Is Here! :D on: January 05, 2015, 09:25:28 pm
Mods, please re-ban Libertas, it is not too late to correct your mistake!

You weren't even here while I was here, Oakvale was friendly toward me while I was here (apparently he spent a lot of time thinking about me while I wasn't even here to change his mind against me), and I don't know who the Green Oklahoma Tzar guy is.

Marokai is the only one who is at least consistent in criticizing me, although I suspect he is motivated more by an old grudge against me as opposed to actually supporting Oakvale as Grand Inquisitor to judge if people are "morally straight" enough to be allowed on the Atlas Forum.

Actually I was, but thanks for playing.  I remember your little temper-tantrums when the Vatican and Calvin Coolidge got eliminated in your survivors, to say nothing of your rampant anti-Semitism and general  douchebaggery.  You may've changed up your act, but it seems you can't help yourself regarding your attention-seeking behavior.  I can only speak for myself, but as someone who actually is Jewish, I found your posts pretty offensive whether they reflected your real beliefs or not.

You're not paying very close attention. That post wasn't addressed to you although I did refer to you.

As for offending you, although I don't remember you personally you have my apologies, I have already apologized repeatedly for anti-Semitic trolling from over four years ago. You have the right to not forgive me. But I was a teenage troll on an internet forum whose most blatantly anti-Semitic act was posting cartoonishly stupid surreal photoshopped images I got off some website, I was not a freaking Nazi prison guard. So to impugn my character today based on stupid things posted as far back as when I was only 18 is a tad unfair in my opinion.

I don't know where this accusation of "attention seeking behavior" comes from. I have been here 3 days. I made one thread, an introductory thread, originally a long post introducing myself but then cut down to just announcing my return to avoid appearing "attention seeking". Of course a controversial banned poster announcing his return with an introduction thread was going to attract attention. There are plenty of "attention seekers" on this forum. "Attention seekers" who spend all their time talking about the professional attention whores we call politicians.  If "attention seeking behavior" were a bannable offense, BushOklahoma would have been been banned about a hundred Updates ago. But it's not.

Look, if it becomes clear you've really changed after you've been here for a while, I'll forgive you sooner or later.  However, forgiveness  is sometimes something that has to be earned and this is one of those cases. 

Very well, entirely understandable, makes you far more reasonable than all the "agitated" posters who can't get over silly over-the-top trolling from 4+ years ago by an immature child for which I have already profusely apologized.

The reasons you were originally banned--rampant anti-semitism, extreme right wing conspiracy theories, general nastiness--are long gone and wholly apologized for.

The concerns people mention now--attention whoring with no filter and a need to respond to EVERY comment--is totally different, but highly concerning in a different, but very real, way.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Libertas on: January 05, 2015, 01:29:36 pm
Look Libertas, you had a rather rough "debut", in no small part because of hostility towards your return. I understand how you must feel but, believe me, there's no point in responding to every single negative post. If anything, it creates bad impression.


Kal is wise.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Libertas on: January 05, 2015, 12:56:37 pm

I hope not, but only time will tell. Wink

Although Libertas is right in that only Nym makes the final call about banning/unbanning, and there wasn't much opposition recently to unbanning him among the other mods, I'd rather be proven wrong when someone convincingly expresses they've changed rather than give no one a second chance based on the way they acted when they were 18.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: December 28, 2014, 05:35:28 pm

That you haven't been to one in a year? Umm...yeah. Duly noted. "Burn"......?
10  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: opinion of the Red Pill movement? on: December 28, 2014, 05:29:38 pm
discovering it improved my life significantly.

That seems unlikely.

Indeed. Please share more, Deus. Assuming you weren't trolling, that is..
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why were Megyn Kelly's comments on Santa so controversial? on: December 28, 2014, 04:36:12 pm
I just find it sad that as a society we have to walk on eggshells to be politically correct.  You had people comparing the Santa thing to Jim Crow,

Who, outside internet comments sections has ever compared the disdain for black Santas to Jim Crow? Roll Eyes
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Analogy: Climate change vs. impaired driving on: December 28, 2014, 04:32:39 pm
What does "global temperature" refer to? Air temperature? Ocean temperature? Land surface temperature?

Also, that drunk driving chart is probably bunk. How did they come up with that data?

Internet Libertarians: Officially denying the correlation between being drunk and being an a car accident.
No, just that chart. What experiment and/or research could have been conducted that would allow someone to determine precise data like that on this subject?



Nationwide data of chemical testing after accidents. It's really not difficult.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: December 28, 2014, 10:33:27 am
So glad I go somewhere that allows women to lead.

Yes, I guess strip clubs do allow a "leading role" of sorts.

Just come here to post this. Cheesy
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you remember your first computer? on: December 28, 2014, 10:30:43 am
An Apple II e. We got it litterally several weeks before the release of the Mac was announced.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: was life boring before the internet? on: December 28, 2014, 09:40:01 am
Yes, actually getting laid was SO much more boring than sitting in front of a keyboard chatting about it. Tongue

That said, going back to a five channel tv system as entertainment would be hell.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Hipster Christianity vs. Bushie-style Christianity on: December 28, 2014, 09:33:30 am
I refuse to vote for either.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you remember... the first time you used the internet? on: December 27, 2014, 09:45:45 pm
Doing legal research during law school in the early 90's. Ho hum.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The New Irony Ore Mine on: December 27, 2014, 09:37:12 pm
Guys, shut down the mine. Nothing can top this.

A post that completely flies in the face of virtually all historical evidence.

I think something just did.

The complete disregard for objective historical analysis in this post makes my head hurt.


MOTHERLOOOOOODDDDEE!!! Cheesy
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: How New Rite was your Christmas service? on: December 27, 2014, 06:53:56 pm
@Governor: This is the Bay Area we are talking about here, gotta expect a little craziness here and there.

And for the most part it was just one song towards the middle.

@Badger: Yeah it is, but since when does that mean I can't visit another church once in a while? And like I already said, the parish hired my Dad to do some music. It's still spiritual music related to the holiday,...so I'm not seeing the harm.





No harm, MormDem. I was just surprised, that's all.

Do Mormans celebrate communion? If so, do they accept other Christians at communion?
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: CNN Poll: Solid economy lifts Obama approval to 2014-high on: December 27, 2014, 05:58:14 pm
The American people are already enthused at the idea of Majority Leader McConnell! Merry Christmas, patriots!

And Speaker John Boehner! And Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy! And our brand new spanking 31 Governors.

Quit trolling/being stupid, you two. It makes other blue avatars look bad.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Analogy: Climate change vs. impaired driving on: December 27, 2014, 05:36:22 pm
<grabs popcorn>
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 27, 2014, 04:01:40 pm
Time to focus on the Crusades.


Well, why not? Christianity is on its way to be wiped out in the Middle East outside of Lebanon and Egypt. Time to fight back.

And despite the grotesque absence of female posters on the forum, quintessential HP Politicus again demonstrates why her disappearing tomorrow would be a boon for Atlas.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: OC vs. Keystone Phil on: December 27, 2014, 03:06:44 pm
The less unintelligible one.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Pope Francis vs. krazen on: December 27, 2014, 02:34:36 pm
The one who cares about his fellow man, and has a heart.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: North Korea calls Obama a "monkey in a tropical forest" on: December 27, 2014, 02:13:58 pm
In fairness much American 'commentary' on North Korea also relies heavily on racist tropes.

Citation/example? Let alone one that approaches this degree?
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