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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Give the preceding poster some advice.. on: September 03, 2015, 05:27:27 pm
Learn that libertarianism is a fool's errand and instead embrace cynical, authoritarian, quasi-anti-capitalist conservatism instead!
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Dust In The Wind on: September 03, 2015, 05:25:09 pm
Dude, this is awesome. Love how Ho'kee's fiddling around with wonky, Reagan-era defense projects. Will some of the subjects raised by "Project Socrates" also be discussed? There's a semi-interesting, if very short, Wikipedia article on the topic.
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Church and State on: September 03, 2015, 01:28:49 pm
Lol "Separation of Church and State".
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forum update: Are you a virgin? on: September 02, 2015, 12:44:47 pm
Nah, but 'twas only once, and an overall regrettable occurrence. Hoping to make up for that junior year, but I doubt it given my combined disposition and responsibilities. I get off of probation right before the "big parties" end, and I run Risk Management, so I'll be angry and sober. As such, socials are probably my best hope.

You need laid again, my friend. Desperately.

I mean, that'd be cool, but I'm not sure why I should subscribe to your worldview on what I should do.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: BoJack Horseman characters: FF or HP? on: September 02, 2015, 12:32:48 pm
Zoe's are FF's and Zelda's are HP's. Simple as that.

Die.

Seriously!? Zeldas are useless cogs of The System, this world relies on Zoe's to make sure that the powers that be (happiness, laziness, the state, etc.) don't destroy us all.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Your Favorite Season? on: September 02, 2015, 12:30:40 pm
Autumn, obviously.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: September 02, 2015, 12:19:27 pm
I also just scheduled my first shift for my internship with the MI GOP. Turns out the officer, which the woman who interviewed me claimed was on Woodward Avenue, is actually on the same street as my school, a little over a mile north on Livernois. Going in for what'll probably be a 4 hour shift tomorrow between class and my work for the university. Long day, but I'll make some money and get everything in motion. If I can keep the internship for the winter, I'll probably work to get it written off for class credit, which I couldn't do this year since I was taking 18. That'll get rid of a poli-sci elective and free up more time for work and studying alike.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: September 02, 2015, 12:07:59 pm
Yooooooo! What will, in all likelihood be my last piss test for my probationary period, will occur either tonight or tomorrow morning. I'm at work (for the university's fitness center, not security), so I grabbed a cup from the concession stand and will implement a system purge. The last time I drank was Saturday, so it should be safely out, but there are outliers on tests (ETG is typically in one's system "up to" 72 or 80 hours, but one paper I read referred to some coming in at 100 hours), and you can never be too sure.  In theory, the last ETG should have been processed out of my system at the latest this morning, and I've worked out twice and sweated profusely since I last drank. Moreover, even if I go tonight, I'll have worked out a third time in a building whose AC is out, and will make sure to get some coffee or other liquid into the system to give it the proper color. It's finally happening!
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: A Second Chance on: September 01, 2015, 10:46:34 pm
What's happening with the young Winthrop in Arkansas?

Still on the Arkansas State Police Commission.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forum update: Are you a virgin? on: September 01, 2015, 09:19:10 pm
Nah, but 'twas only once, and an overall regrettable occurrence. Hoping to make up for that junior year, but I doubt it given my combined disposition and responsibilities. I get off of probation right before the "big parties" end, and I run Risk Management, so I'll be angry and sober. As such, socials are probably my best hope.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Denali ! on: August 31, 2015, 05:48:13 pm
Lake Superior -Lake Gichi Gumi
I refuse to let you people eff with the Great Lakes.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Denali ! on: August 30, 2015, 08:26:29 pm
McKinley is the best of what we as a people could aspire to. I don't see why we should lie to ourselves about that.

That's a truly awful thing to say about the US. I thought you were a patriot.

I mean, I'll stick with my country and all that, but it's hard to deny that the United States is populated by humanity, so there's that.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Denali ! on: August 30, 2015, 08:04:45 pm
McKinley's presidency represented the best of what America stands for. Garbing ourselves in faux respect for Native Americans is Obama being complicit in our national lie.

Roll Eyes

McKinley embodies the worst of America.

I mean sure, morally. America has never been a profoundly moral or good nation though, so I'm not sure what your point is. McKinley is the best of what we as a people could aspire to. I don't see why we should lie to ourselves about that.
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Denali ! on: August 30, 2015, 07:45:08 pm
McKinley's presidency represented the best of what America stands for. Garbing ourselves in faux respect for Native Americans is Obama being complicit in our national lie.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Rubio Ridge ticket? on: August 30, 2015, 06:48:24 pm
Can we please stop obsessing over the irrelevant? Jesus Christ.
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Summary of political beliefs on: August 29, 2015, 12:12:12 pm
Too lazy to think out an entirely coherent ideology. Opposed to free trade and deindustrialization and support the rather vague notion of making it easier to become employed for the disadvantaged, as having people unemployed or paid incredibly low causes agitation for the socialization of industry and universalization of services. Having a strong national industry rather than paid unproductivity seems preferable. Conservative on abortion, but not "tough on crime", as based on what I've read, it appears an unnuanced and troglodytic response to criminal justice issues, and not entirely sure on "gay" issues.  Obviously, we shouldn't heed the calls of leftists to entirely uproot our language or social structure to appease people who don't know how to interact with each other. On foreign policy, it's like eh, whatever. Not terribly opposed to wire tapping, as I'm hoping to go into the intelligence analysis industry. Government should work to promote civic virtues, otherwise, in situations where parents are either unable (the poor), or too stupid to (the rich) indoctrinate their children properly, they'll likely get modes of behavior from media figures and view both economic and social hedonism as signs of a "good life". God need not be invoked, but hopefully civic leaders could do as much as necessary to imply such. The above policies could hopefully also help erase racial issues as well. A nation steeped in the basics of respect, hard work, (limited) tolerance, and compassion would hopefully result. In my view, people these days are coming out of "the system" with a few basic viewpoints: "have a good time!" "I'm better than this stuff/other people." "I'm special" and so on. For this nation to succeed, and, in doing so, help the world, this must be corrected.
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of extreme 'sensitivity' measures taken by academia on: August 29, 2015, 11:58:49 am
About as horrible as the training seminars where they encourage us to practice 'mindfulness' and other such neopagan practices. Thankfully, no one actually cares and instead views the conversation as an hour they could have been doing something else.

Mindfulness seems like it would be a very helpful skill for dealing with the stress of being a student, and I don't think it need conflict with Christianity.

I was being a little hyperbolic in calling it neopagan perhaps, but, using Wikipedia's definition of it:

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Mindfulness is the intentional, accepting and non-judgmental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment, which can be trained by meditational practices that are described in detail in the Buddhist tradition.

There is definitely some tension here with the Christian understandings of reflection, examination of conscience, and prayer in general. I don't think the university is trying to make everyone Buddhist, rather to brainwash us all into "non-judgmentalism" of whichever variety is fashionable of late.

Also, what is academia doing putting Buddhist practices into secular seminars?

I'm not sure of any specific foundation in it, but my freshman year, my Jesuit university had posters up about "mindfulness" with pictures of Ignatius behind the word. Does this mean I can entirely disregard the school's attempts at trying to make me a good person?
18  General Discussion / History / Re: Who ranks as the most charismatic leaders in the history of the world? on: August 29, 2015, 11:44:51 am
No idea if someone pointed this out, but modern means of communication have existed for only so long. Moreover, I think it'd be safe to assume people in different time periods might react differently to certain types of speaking styles--the few that would hear these people speak. It's not as if addresses by George Washington or Julius Ceasar were seen by crowds of millions and heard across the nation on radios and television sets. One need not be charismatic back then like today, and vice versa. And given the disconnect in action between certain classes, charisma might mean only needing to convince a few close friends to mobilize their property. And of course, one need not write their own addresses.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: August 29, 2015, 11:41:00 am
Idiot guy from Phi Kapp tried to steal one of our composites last night, walked onto the back deck where myself and two of our largest brothers were with another brother in hot pursuit behind him. Hoping he comes back tonight and tries the same sh#t. Hoping to scrap.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: BoJack Horseman characters: FF or HP? on: August 29, 2015, 11:28:30 am
Zoe's are FF's and Zelda's are HP's. Simple as that.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is BoJack Horseman better than South Park? on: August 28, 2015, 11:21:01 am
I also love how progressive it is, even though it's not as political as Family Guy. The second episode said a lot about unnecessary militarism for example. And it makes fun of Republicans and the sanest and smartest character (Diane) is a liberal.

That's a really stupid way to look at it. The show has far more to do with pessimism vs. optimism, and emptiness vs. fulfillment than anything political. Of course a show's going to be liberal, but that's the way entertainment is. (In before "But what about South Park!?!?!?!?!" Live a little for eff's sake)
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is there such a thing as a "late early life crisis"? on: August 26, 2015, 09:46:16 am
Don't worry, there's still hope. There's always hope.
23  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: More scat porn on: August 24, 2015, 12:38:42 pm
All Praise Dave!
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: POST HERE IF YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED AS A MOD on: August 23, 2015, 11:21:47 pm
I'd like to note that had I been modded, we wouldn't be having... certain threads that popped up today. They'd be long gone before the non-mod version of me saw them and then complained about them.

And how is that?  Would the mod version of you be on the forum 24/7?  Tongue


I basically am already. This place would have a constantly vigilant guardian against hte unholy.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: August 2015 Federal Election - At-Large Senate on: August 23, 2015, 11:13:07 pm
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