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101  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: We need to talk about BRTD's Russia obsession on: January 16, 2017, 03:16:01 am
To be honest, what basically happened is me seeing that museum last night. That kind of triggered me. See as you probably know Minneapolis has a very large GLBT community. I saw that and thought about how awful it must be to be a GLBT individual and see THAT, especially in such a progressive and GLBT-friendly city like Minneapolis, and how it shows there are no safe spaces. I was very badly triggered and it got to me.

Wait... An art museum is somehow threathening the LGBT community in Minneapolis?

Also, would you support closing all exhibitions of Persian art in the West?
102  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should all Russians be sterilized and Russia partitioned between its neighbors? on: January 16, 2017, 03:14:06 am
Also as bad as the Saudis are they never put a sociopathic rapist in control of a major country.

Sad as this is to recognize, the American voting public (in the right states) did that their very selves. Yes, Russian intelligence was almost certainly peripherally involved And That's Terrible, etc., but I can't really tell why people on the left are supposed to suddenly start believing everything CIA spooks spin at us just because we have a common enemy and haven't figured out their angle yet.

Literally the worst thing American liberals can do is to say "it's all because of Putin" and disregard numerous other factors why Trump is President-elect, not Hillary.

FTR, it doesn't absolve Russian government by any means. The point is, let's not look for one simple comforting explanation of what was much more complex development.
103  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The JJC Landfill for Absurd, Ignorant, and Deplorable Posts VI on: January 16, 2017, 03:10:32 am
To be honest, what basically happened is me seeing that museum last night. That kind of triggered me. See as you probably know Minneapolis has a very large GLBT community. I saw that and thought about how awful it must be to be a GLBT individual and see THAT, especially in such a progressive and GLBT-friendly city like Minneapolis, and how it shows there are no safe spaces. I was very badly triggered and it got to me.
104  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: We need to talk about BRTD's Russia obsession on: January 15, 2017, 06:07:11 pm
He's pretty much on a spamming spree now. Also, hate speech applies here too.
105  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Deng Xioaping on: January 15, 2017, 05:14:21 pm
"Modernized" and "HP" are not mutually exclusive.
106  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should Minneapolis' Museum of Russian Art be closed? on: January 15, 2017, 05:12:00 pm
Russia was an awful country under the Czar too.

"Russian art" is a bit complex term, dude.
107  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should the US break off diplomatic relations with Russia? on: January 15, 2017, 05:07:44 pm
Yes, if we start recognising it as precedent that countries can lobby for bits of other countries to call votes to be cleaved to the motherland, it essentially destroys the whole purpose of nation-States. Not to mention the chaos that would ensure across the developing world...

Unless you'll have a working agreement between influential countries to break off relations simultaniously, it won't work. There are much more effective ways to punish Putin. Breaking off relations would only make him more popular in Russia.
108  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should Minneapolis' Museum of Russian Art be closed? on: January 15, 2017, 05:05:18 pm
Is the notion of collective responsibility, extending hundreds of years back on every field, really such all liberal all the time?

No, it's impossible BRTD is actually so stupid to be sincere. I guess we can put the whole "lack self-awarness" explanation to rest.
109  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The CrabCake Bureau of Funny Post Archival on: January 15, 2017, 05:03:42 pm
Classic BRTD. Don't tell me, next you're going to suggest a temporary ban on all immigrants from Russia, right?

Just until we figure out what's going on.
110  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should the US break off diplomatic relations with Russia? on: January 15, 2017, 05:02:34 pm
Crimea used to be Russian territory before it was transferred to Ukraine by order of Nikita Khrushchev.

The population of Eastern Ukraine is majority Russian. Are you suggesting Russia should abandon them? After all, the government in Ukraine is fiercely anti-Russian. Russia didn't touch Ukraine while pro-Russian governments were in power there.

South Ossetia is ethnic Russian territory as well.

That's not the point.

The whole concept of peace and stability in Europe following WWII is based on respecting existing borders.
111  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone V: Born Under A Bad Sign on: January 15, 2017, 05:00:47 pm
I just came back inside from burying my dad's sick cat who died today. The very day after my dad's funeral. This has been quite the weekend. But, to quote Robert Frost, "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."

My sympathies, man. I know how it is to bury a parent. Been eleven and a half year since that, I just realized.
112  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should all Russians be sterilized and Russia partitioned between its neighbors? on: January 15, 2017, 04:56:44 pm
I wonder what would BRTD be saying had Putin been in good relations with Obama and Hillary.

You think Obama and Hillary would ever warm up to such a autocratic despotic thug?

Please look at the current list of US-allied leaders who are fitting the description just as well and ever more than Putin.

Name one who has seized territory and is backing a campaign of terror against another territory in a neighboring country.

Saudi Arabia in Yemen comes close.

They didn't actually annex any part of Yemen and Yemen was barely a functioning country beforehand anyway.

So it's fine then?

No but it's nowhere near as bad as Putin. Besides it's not like I'm saying positive things about the Saudi royal family, actually if you read my posting history I hate them too.

It might turn out to be just as bad, or even worse, given what is going on in the region. Saudi actions, direct and indirect, poses at least the same threat as Russian action in Europe.

Yeah, they haven't formally annex anything, but they still effectively occupy foreign territory and support what is increasingly a puppet regime.

Saudi Arabia > Putin reasoning does not compute.
113  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should the US break off diplomatic relations with Russia? on: January 15, 2017, 04:54:39 pm
And what would this accomplish exactly?

What did breaking off relations with Iran accomplish?

Nothing? The regime is still there and it took decades for the U.S. to understand it's not going anyway so they might just as well try to mend tensions.
114  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should all Russians be sterilized and Russia partitioned between its neighbors? on: January 15, 2017, 04:53:17 pm
I wonder what would BRTD be saying had Putin been in good relations with Obama and Hillary.

You think Obama and Hillary would ever warm up to such a autocratic despotic thug?

Please look at the current list of US-allied leaders who are fitting the description just as well and ever more than Putin.

Name one who has seized territory and is backing a campaign of terror against another territory in a neighboring country.

Saudi Arabia in Yemen comes close.

They didn't actually annex any part of Yemen and Yemen was barely a functioning country beforehand anyway.

So it's fine then?
115  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should the US break off diplomatic relations with Russia? on: January 15, 2017, 04:52:02 pm
And what would this accomplish exactly?

Uh, Crimea, Eastern Ukraine, South Ossetia, and the Baltics.

By this logic of yours, France and German should have broken off diplomatic relations with the United States under GWB.
116  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Lee Kuan Yew on: January 15, 2017, 04:49:56 pm
A very effective HP.
117  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should all Russians be sterilized and Russia partitioned between its neighbors? on: January 15, 2017, 04:48:08 pm
I wonder what would BRTD be saying had Putin been in good relations with Obama and Hillary.

You think Obama and Hillary would ever warm up to such a autocratic despotic thug?

Please look at the current list of US-allied leaders who are fitting the description just as well and ever more than Putin.

Name one who has seized territory and is backing a campaign of terror against another territory in a neighboring country.

Saudi Arabia in Yemen comes close.
118  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should all Russians be sterilized and Russia partitioned between its neighbors? on: January 15, 2017, 04:46:16 pm
I wonder what would BRTD be saying had Putin been in good relations with Obama and Hillary.

You think Obama and Hillary would ever warm up to such a autocratic despotic thug?

Please look at the current list of US-allied leaders who are fitting the description just as well and ever more than Putin.
119  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Lief Reservoir of Simple Truths and Smart One-Liners on: January 15, 2017, 04:45:02 pm
At this point BRTD is obviously intentionally trolling. However, his trolling is painfully one-dimensional.

Why can't you be an entertaining and original troll like Lief?
120  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should all Russians be sterilized and Russia partitioned between its neighbors? on: January 15, 2017, 04:41:50 pm
I wonder what would BRTD be saying had Putin been in good relations with Obama and Hillary.
121  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should all Russians be sterilized and Russia partitioned between its neighbors? on: January 15, 2017, 04:16:25 pm
No and yes.

What the f**k is wrong with you? What have Lithuanians, Ukrainians or Mongolians ever done to you to punish them this way?
122  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favorite Poster: Best of the Best on: January 15, 2017, 04:05:02 pm
It's an honor to come third behind two excellent gals.
123  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favorite Poster: Best of the Best (Runoff) on: January 15, 2017, 04:04:24 pm
Virginia, narrowly.
124  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone V: Born Under A Bad Sign on: January 15, 2017, 02:33:25 pm
Yikes, I was first in the first 10 pages? I have no idea what I had so much to say about. Tongue

We need help, Tony.
125  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Sword of Damocles (Gameplay Thread) (Early 1930) on: January 15, 2017, 02:31:44 pm
The Ottoman Empire has a mutual defense pact with the Cossack government of General Krasnov and we are fully committed to honor our commitments.
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