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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever participated in a protest? on: December 24, 2014, 10:50:08 pm
No, not in the way the OP is inquiring about. I tend to avoid protests due to their negative messages and single-sidedness on complex issues. Plus, to be honest I do not see the point of it in a town like mine where about two-thirds of the voting population is either conservative or reactionary.

I do however walk out during the middle of speeches at local meetings, candidate fundraisers, party functions, etc. whenever the message digresses into very partisan, cynical, or bigoted comments concerning the opposition. I've also stopped attending the weekly meetings held by a local secular humanist group on account of their verbal violence towards believers and nearly did the same for a non-profit benefiting children after its president told a guest speaker that "we fight against the Muslim each and every day," in that case only really sticking around because most of the members are decent and the charitable causes taken on are worth putting up with occasional discomfort.

Rather than protest out on the streets I tend to stay very active on a local newspaper's website, and at some point will be begin posting on a blog that will often criticize established policy in conjunction with a campaign for office.

A long winded way of admitting your moral (and physical) cowardice.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's your middle name? on: December 24, 2014, 08:05:12 pm
Next thread idea: what's your mother's maiden name?

Not your damn business.

You didn't get the joke. Sad

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/45419697/ns/technology_and_science-security/t/porn-star-name-game-identity-thiefs-dream/#.VJtitaAEAA
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: December 24, 2014, 08:02:20 pm
Perhaps I ought to be ritually castrated? Perhaps it is for the best. A mockery of a man, I am...

Rough finals?

No, quite good, actually.

Well damn, then....
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 24, 2014, 08:00:34 pm
Ah, I remeber the Left Behind books. My super religious aunt and uncle made me read them when I was a little kid. I always ignored all the God stuff (which was a big chunk of the book) and skipped ahead to find out which character got killed off and how.

If I'm remebering correctly, the antichrist from the series was the Russian Prime Minister or something. I remeber he came from Eastern Europe.
I was working at a bookstore when they were popular. They actually had a kid's version, so that the little ones could enjoy them too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_Behind:_The_Kids

I was made (well, encouraged) to read those when I was a kid...like when I was 11 or 12 years old. It really fvcked me up. The basic plot is that a group of kids are the only person in their family "left behind" to experience seven years of hell on earth, all because they didn't buy into their parents theology. That really scared me, so I went and asked to be baptized (my family is Southern Baptist, of course) and spent the next three years or so trying to be a super Christian (and becoming that weird kid in the process).

Moral of the story; don't let your kid read these books.
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: Promote Marriage Diversity Act on: December 24, 2014, 07:44:01 pm
I urge my fellow legislators to join me in voting against this bill.  It is nothing short of a war on marriage and with other regions turning their back on the Atlasian way of life, it is more important than ever that we stand our ground by winning this fight for the family values upon that have been the lifeblood of our great nation.   I fear that if this bill passes, it may only be a matter of time before efforts are made to legalize bestiality in our dear region.

I'm sorry, I didn't know you were a horrible person.
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: IDS Drug Legalization Act on: December 24, 2014, 07:43:21 pm
X, in the real world, the decriminalization of hard drugs in places like Portugal has lead to a significant drop in the use of those drugs, while allowing addicts to seek treatment without fear of legal consequences. Note that Atlasia has already legalized the use of these drugs. Why not go the extra step and allow the distributors of these drugs, who, in the real world, are overwhelmingly disadvantaged people of color, to step out of the shadows and become legitimate businessmen? Prohibition is a tool to preserve what hierarchies exist in society, particularly those of race and capital. Ending prohibition is the first step towards a more just society.
7  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Objective morality? on: December 24, 2014, 07:39:09 pm
I haven't read the literature to know what is meant by "objective morality" but I know rape, murder, usury, etc are anti-social behaviors which should be guarded against.
lol

You believe that banning people from lending their property to others would be more "pro-social?" Violently preventing people from engaging in consensual interactions with one another strikes me as far more anti-social.

Charging interest is a fundamentally sociopathic behavior.

And whoever said anything about violence? Religion in Europe and the Near East successfully prevented members of that religion from charging each other interest for centuries without undue violence.

The meaning of the word "consensual" in the context ought to be explored, but I don't get the feeling this is going to be a particularly meaningful interaction.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's your middle name? on: December 23, 2014, 09:19:28 pm
Next thread idea: what's your mother's maiden name?
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: Promote Marriage Diversity Act on: December 23, 2014, 09:17:12 pm
As someone who personally views the institution of marriage as bogus, I believe the second best alternative is to accept all kinds of lifestyles. Illegality of such lifestyles only breeds the worst of said lifestyles, and harmful behavior can be brought to light rather than hidden. Whether it's two men and a woman, two woman and a man, or even five women and four men, I believe love in all forms has its place in our society, and it is morally wrong for our region to restrict that.

While I agree with you on all of that, I am curious why you've proposed to expand marriage, rather than eliminate the institution entirely?

My original thinking is that, eliminating the institution of marriage would cause too much of a hubbub, both among the citizenry and of the who's who in Atlasia, and thought that polygamy, while also controversial, is something of a middle ground.

Seems like it's the other way around. Do you want to turn this into a "get rid of marriage" bill?
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Who controls interest rates in Atlasia? on: December 23, 2014, 09:14:50 pm
Another reason why we should abolish economic simulation from Atlasia.
11  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Is there such a thing as objective reality? on: December 23, 2014, 05:42:25 pm
Only in some ways.

How excitingly vague!
12  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Objective morality? on: December 23, 2014, 05:37:36 pm
I haven't read the literature to know what is meant by "objective morality" but I know rape, murder, usury, etc are anti-social behaviors which should be guarded against.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Is the previous poster more or less libertarian than you? on: December 23, 2014, 05:27:31 pm
Obviously more. Wink

Yet your title is Noam Chomsky?

And less, ofc.
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How would you have voted in the preceding election? on: December 23, 2014, 05:18:50 pm
That's easy; straight D, writing in family and friends for all the judges and other little offices I knew nothing about.

Greece, 2015
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Is political violence inherently wrong? on: December 23, 2014, 05:17:44 pm
I surprised nearly half of those polled dig "political violence." I thought Atlas was more liberal than that.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are gas prices where you're at? on: December 23, 2014, 05:02:33 pm
$2.29.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Make a map of the above four posters as two tickets on: December 23, 2014, 04:58:52 pm
2024

World War III has been raging for 9 months. The Democrats and Republicans put aside their differences to elect a unity ticket composed of MormonDem and Goldwater, to replace the out going president. The anti-war Socialist Unity ticket of TNF and Snowstalker is the highest vote-getting opposition ticket, netting 48% of the vote in the District of Colombia, but failing to win any electoral votes. The American public gives the unity ticket an overwhelming mandate to prosecute the war to its hellish end.



To the next poster: skip Alphamale. Only use people that posted a map in this thread.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Is the previous poster to the left/right of you? on: December 23, 2014, 04:45:53 pm
Right winger.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: IDS Drug Legalization Act on: December 23, 2014, 04:45:02 pm
I'm fully behind the spirit of this bill and await your amendments.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: Promote Marriage Diversity Act on: December 23, 2014, 04:44:22 pm
As someone who personally views the institution of marriage as bogus, I believe the second best alternative is to accept all kinds of lifestyles. Illegality of such lifestyles only breeds the worst of said lifestyles, and harmful behavior can be brought to light rather than hidden. Whether it's two men and a woman, two woman and a man, or even five women and four men, I believe love in all forms has its place in our society, and it is morally wrong for our region to restrict that.

While I agree with you on all of that, I am curious why you've proposed to expand marriage, rather than eliminate the institution entirely?
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Best running mate for Mitt? on: December 23, 2014, 04:41:35 pm
Neel Kashkari.

What a bizarre suggestion.
22  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: What do you think the government should provide? on: December 23, 2014, 02:37:57 am
The government, organized as a body of radically democratic, frequently elected workers' councils, should provide all the necessities of life.

This, while delegating the allocation of resources and social welfare to computerized central planning.

Please give this a read. The author's English isn't the greatest, but the essay touches on a number of key concepts that render "computerized central planning" a fantasy.
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: List your top 10 US Presidents on: December 23, 2014, 02:29:55 am
The only Presidents I can say that I really admire are Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, and both on account of their revolutionary leadership.

Jefferson? Please, do explain.
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of David Perdue on: December 23, 2014, 02:25:24 am
Awful human being.
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who Was The Worst President? on: December 23, 2014, 02:24:40 am
No John Adams? That guy was a screwball.
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