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26  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Your 5 favorite banned posters on: January 21, 2015, 07:33:20 am
Mechaman and Giovanni

Anyone missing jamespol needs his head examined.
27  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Polish presidential election, 2015 on: January 21, 2015, 06:22:56 am
Presidential elections - may 10th 2015

Yep. It's official.
28  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Moderators, how did you vote? on: January 20, 2015, 03:05:03 pm
Yeah, to be specific:

This was my first response:

Not having much internet access here in India. Sounds a bit too good to be true and my cynical side was always skeptical of these transformations.

On the other hand, if he can behave I don't really care what he really is. Since he hasn't been doing sock puppets and it's been a long time I wouldn't mind letting him in on some sort of probation. I'd be open to arguments from the other side though.

After people reported PM interaction and analyzed it a bit:

My position is this: I sort of agree with [other moderators whom I won't name here] that I'm very pessimistic about this working out. However, since we are handing out second chances and agreed to do it for Einzige (of all people) I don't see how we could deny one to him, given how he approached it. Now that Einzige was banned again (he was right?) I am ok with bringing him back on those terms and then reban him in a few months when he reverts.

So as you can see we were kind of expecting it not to work out but figured he deserved a shot at it nonetheless.

When it was resurfaced:

My position is unchanged - given how we banned Einzige I'm ok with letting him back on the same terms as we did back then.

Note that the context here was that a lot of moderators felt that there needed to be a clear principle that if you have been permabanned you can only be allowed back with a one strike policy or else the whole concept of banning people is totally undermined. Hence, the references to the whole Einzige situation. After the reban of Einzige showed some of us that we were willing to uphold a short leash/one strike policy for this type of poster we became willing to grant Libertas the same chance.

I hope you will be as reasonable when someone makes the case for opebo.

But no less than four years from now.
29  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Lankester Merrin on: January 20, 2015, 03:03:38 pm
Massive Freedom Fighter!

So much for your "anti-sock" talking in the past Roll Eyes
30  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of jmfcst's sock accounts on: January 20, 2015, 03:02:51 pm
Horrible Socks.

On the other hand, I'd welcome original jmfcst back.
31  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Polish presidential election, 2015 on: January 20, 2015, 02:59:45 pm
I support Kowalski.

Thank you for informing us you're supporting a fascist.
32  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Where you personally offended by Charlie Hebdo's anti-religious satire? on: January 20, 2015, 01:54:55 pm
What I meant is that no one should feel personally offended by a cartoon mocking their religion.

Why not? If there's a right to offend then surely there must also be a right to be offended. Which is, needless to say, completely different from a right to firebomb offices and/or gun down people at an editorial meeting.

I can't control other people's feelings, obviously. The point was that I strongly dislike the ideological ramifications of such feeling.

Please explain what do you mean by "ideological ramifications".
33  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: January 20, 2015, 08:19:00 am
Yeah, if GaussLaw was jmfcst, he's had a considerable mellowing in his theology and I don't think so.

Take it from a trusted source, GaussLaw was NOT the jmfcst...nor does the jmfcst need any mellowing of his theology.

Hi jmfcst Smiley
34  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Hmmm..... on: January 19, 2015, 07:50:30 pm
So, Adam had conspired to deprive Winfield of his seat in order to acquire it for himself. The next logical step for him would be to deprive Winfield of his life in order to acquire his shinning shoes.
35  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you support Rochambeau's unbanning? on: January 19, 2015, 04:30:54 pm
What did he do to get banned?

He placed an obscene image in his signature.  It was horrifying.  I was as appalled as everybody else.

...

You're an absolute c--t, you know that?

Frankly, Joe is the best c--t we have around here. Glad he's part of the team!

A genius c--t. There's no other word for it.

Weren't you one of those who were "outraged" back then?

what? no

Sorry, my memory screwed with me.
36  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Polish presidential election, 2015 on: January 19, 2015, 04:22:35 pm
Polls:

TNS Polska (January 14):

Bronisław Komorowski (I/PO): 56%
Andrzej Duda (PiS): 19%
Magdalena Ogórek (SLD): 6%
Janusz Korwin-Mikke (KNP): 4%
Janusz Palikot (TR): 2%
Adam Jarubas (PSL): 1%


Millard Brown (January 12):

Bronisław Komorowski: 65%
Andrzej Duda: 21%
Magdalena Ogórek: 6%
Janusz Korwin Mikke: 3%
Janusz Palikot: 1%   
37  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Polish presidential election, 2015 on: January 19, 2015, 04:17:39 pm
To be included on the ballot, a candidate must gather 100,000 valid signatures from citizens. It is rarely a problem and does not reflect candidate's real strength (for example, Kornel Morawiecki, the last placer in 2010, got 21,596 votes, well below 100,000 registration requirement).

The registration process is yet to commence. So far, six individuals officially declares:

Waldemar Deska (Libertarian Party)
Very little is known about this Deska fellow and this "Libertarian Party". One thing is sure: his last name literally stands for a "plank".



Andrzej Duda (PiS)
42 years old. Member of the European Parliament (2014-).

Janusz Korwin-Mikke (KNP)
72 years old. Member of the European Parliament (2014-) and a troll.

Marian Kowalski (RN)
50 years old. Candidate of the far-right National Movement.

Magdalena Ogórek (SLD)
35 years old. Historian, TV personality and formerly an occasional soap actress with considerable career of a party activism. Her name literally stands for a "cucumber".



Janusz Palikot (TR)
50 years old. Leader of the waning party.


Three more are yet to officially declare, but already unofficially running.

Anna Grodzka (Green Party)
60 years old. Member of Sejm (2011-). Originally elected from Palikot Movement, she defected to the Green Party in 2014 and is now a fellow member of yours truly Warsaw caucus. Grodzka  is the first openly transgender Member of Parliament in Poland.

Adam Jarubas (PSL)
45 years old. Marshal of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship (2006-; gubernatorial equivalent in Poland). PSL vice-chairman.

Bronisław Komorowski (Independent)
62 years old. Incumbent President since 2010. Elected from PO. It is customary for Presidents to suspend their party membership while in office.


I'll provide more detailed profiles later.
38  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Polish presidential election, 2015 on: January 19, 2015, 03:49:09 pm
Komorowski term five-years expires on August 6, thereby election should fall between 3 and 17 May with possible runoff between 17 and 31 the same month.

39  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Papal Patch (some clarification if you even bother) on: January 19, 2015, 03:43:38 pm
eh...
40  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you support Rochambeau's unbanning? on: January 19, 2015, 03:41:29 pm
What did he do to get banned?

He placed an obscene image in his signature.  It was horrifying.  I was as appalled as everybody else.

...

You're an absolute c--t, you know that?

Frankly, Joe is the best c--t we have around here. Glad he's part of the team!

A genius c--t. There's no other word for it.

Weren't you one of those who were "outraged" back then?
41  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you support Rochambeau's unbanning? on: January 19, 2015, 03:36:07 pm
What did he do to get banned?

He placed an obscene image in his signature.  It was horrifying.  I was as appalled as everybody else.

^ It was deeply immoral.

Teddy later tried to tell various state Republican Parties about the incident for reasons none of us understood.

Teddy was quite determined to get Joe, one way or the other.
42  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Karl Marx vs Ayn Rand on: January 19, 2015, 02:56:08 pm
A legitimate political writer who, regardless whether you agree with his thought or not, contributed volumes to social science v. an author of unreadable books with little to no intetectual content.

Guess.
43  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you support Rochambeau's unbanning? on: January 19, 2015, 02:51:50 pm
Yes of course. As I said three years ago Jesus wouldn't have banned Rochambeau.

You have something in common with Bushie after all: both of you use Jesus to wipe your mouth all the time.
44  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Where you personally offended by Charlie Hebdo's anti-religious satire? on: January 19, 2015, 02:48:50 pm
No, and no one should.

While Charlie Hebdo's satire doesn't offend me, it's natural to feel offended at some points. People who claim they never been offended by any satire are less than sincere.

Of course, there's a fine difference between being offended and saying so out loud, and reacting with inexcusable violence. We shouldn't demonize those merely offended by Charlie Hebdo publications.
45  General Politics / Individual Politics / Francois Hollande v. Guy Mollet on: January 19, 2015, 09:52:31 am
The two esteemed French socialist statesmen.

It's your choose!
46  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Did Hillary Clinton have JFK Jr. shot down? on: January 19, 2015, 09:51:42 am
Where was Hillary when Lindbergh's baby was kidnapped?
47  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: New Libertas vs. Old Libertas on: January 19, 2015, 08:53:40 am
Old Libertas was simply unbearable.
48  Forum Community / Forum Community / Would you support Rochambeau's unbanning? on: January 19, 2015, 08:52:46 am
A very hypothetical poll.
49  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: My Controversial Opinion on: January 19, 2015, 08:50:43 am
Genocide is bad
50  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Lief Reservoir of Simple Truths and Smart One-Liners on: January 19, 2015, 08:44:02 am
The real travesty is that people think banning a poster needs constitutional justification or something. Who cares?
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