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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you be disappointed if your daughter was dating the previous poster? on: Today at 07:40:52 pm
Mildly.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you get one of my title? on: Today at 06:38:28 pm
Leave.
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would George Wallace have signed the Civil Rights Act? on: Today at 04:08:23 pm
Obamanation wouldn't have.
4  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Jennifer Lawrence and many other celebrities... on: Today at 03:59:20 pm
A part of me wants to feel sorry of them, but another part of me thinks it serves them right and they shouldn't have taken the pictures in the first place.

Maybe I should be like Two-Face and flip a coin.

topkek
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Jennifer Lawrence and many other celebrities... on: Today at 12:27:03 pm
You're all missing the obvious point that the hacker is clearly a moron since if he wanted to make money the smart thing to do would be to hack Justin Bieber's phone. Imagine the amount of money you'd make from 15-year-old girls using their dad's credit cards to buy leaked sexts.

There's objectively more to be made from peddling photos to TMZ (and exchanging with others in the hacker ring).

Also, IIRC there were supposedly photos of Bieber circulated within this ring.
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Jennifer Lawrence and many other celebrities... on: Today at 11:20:05 am
My main issue with the article is that it could've made that exact same point without doing a surface-level google search for other goings-on in the news right now including women, throwing it into the same basket and saying "because sexists." I think the obsession with getting the naked pics is creepy, but if there was a Taylor Lautner sex tape I'm not going to lie to you and say I wouldn't be tempted. Being motivated by sex is not inherently misogynist or misandrist.

Except if you'd read the article, you'd know the author argues that this isn't motivated by sex. If a hacker was motivated by a sexual desire just to see the images, why would they share them? The author's argument is that sharing these photos on the Internet is an assertion of power and violation, and that this is the real motivation, and I agree with it. It's the same thing that motivates street harassment, revenge porn, and creepshots. It's not really about sex, or at least not only about sex, a part of the titillation is the knowledge that the victim feels violated.  

What I've read about the hacker ring (we know it's a ring now) suggests it's primarily about money, as most professional hacking is. The sort of half-assed character analysis in that article is helpful to no one.

And the "power" thing is really laughable because, of course, every one of these women is wealthy and famous and will easily recover from this the same way Scarlett did (other than maybe Kate Upton, whose career was based entirely on teasing teenage boys in photoshoots).
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Official 2014-15 Club Soccer/Football Discussion Thread on: Today at 11:16:16 am
LVG is pioneering the 0-0-10 formation, it seems. Tactical genius!
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Liz Warren shocks everyone who doesn't know her foreign policy. on: September 01, 2014, 07:46:54 pm
Is there anyone in Congress who isn't a blatant puppet of Tel Aviv?
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Previous Poster's Signature Thread on: September 01, 2014, 07:15:32 pm
?
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / The passenger pigeon, 100 years gone on: September 01, 2014, 07:04:20 pm
Today is a goldmine for historical anniversaries, apparently.
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Great Society on: September 01, 2014, 07:01:23 pm
Paternalistic, incompetent, and ultimately a worthless failure.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of /r/theFappening on: September 01, 2014, 06:37:54 pm
The leakers/hackers in question are obviously awful but this is ultimately a non-event. Hackers and paparazzo are leeches and should be eliminated, but ultimately I won't shed tears over what's really a minor inconvenience for rich elites.


Gotta wonder if she would be saying the same things if photos of Channing Tatum or Cumberbritishguy got leaked.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Post your 10 favorite musical bands/artists on: September 01, 2014, 05:50:42 pm
BRTD's music and 20RP12's music both sound the same though
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Jennifer Lawrence and many other celebrities... on: September 01, 2014, 08:31:57 am
I wonder how many years the leaker will get.

Supposedly he's Russian.
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: You have to get rid of one of the amendments to the Constitution - which one? on: August 31, 2014, 11:28:18 pm
Definitely the 10th. State governments should have next to no power.

That is where you are sorely mistaken. I'd say the 16th and the 17th equally. The states are meant to be a check on federal power. That's how duel federalism works. I get your desire for massive federal power but it's proven to massively fail in terms of civil rights and liberties.

Jim Crow
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of IceSpear on: August 31, 2014, 11:16:49 pm
Everything wrong with liberals.
17  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel steals another 1000 acres of the West Bank on: August 31, 2014, 11:13:56 pm
The murderers just introduced a bill which would make Hebrew the sole official language of Israel. The deaths of three settlers were used as an excuse to slaughter children hiding in U.N. shelters as the denizens of the occupied West Bank are pushed into ever-smaller bantustans with help from Vichy Fatah. It's coming unless the fascists are stopped first. I doubt they will be.
18  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel steals another 1000 acres of the West Bank on: August 31, 2014, 10:38:29 pm
The Palestinian ghetto gets smaller and smaller. When is liquidation day? [/antisemitic]

Yeah, idiotic hyperbole like this isn't really helping your cause.

All the right people hear the dogwhistles. That's what matters to the "Israel is the new Nazis" crew.

Yet, what is your opinion on the subject?

My opinion is that comparing Israel to Nazi Germany is hate speech.
Yes. Comparing Israel to Nazi Germany should be banned.

Hitler wanted to expand to the east and clear out the undesirables along the way. The murderers are doing sort of the same thing today, aren't they?
19  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel steals another 1000 acres of the West Bank on: August 31, 2014, 10:33:28 pm
When the colonialists stop killing children and locking millions of human beings into open-air prisons we can talk about "hate speech".
20  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Jennifer Lawrence and many other celebrities... on: August 31, 2014, 08:16:00 pm
Shameful violation of privacy. Paparazzi and hackers are parasitic scum and should be eliminated.
21  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: RISK Domination XI: Round 8 (Snowstalker) on: August 31, 2014, 07:14:31 pm
End turn.
22  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: RISK Domination XI: Round 8 (Snowstalker) on: August 31, 2014, 06:53:22 pm
Well that was a swing in dice luck. LA to AR to MO, do or die.
23  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: RISK Domination XI: Round 8 (Snowstalker) on: August 31, 2014, 06:30:39 pm
Minnesota to North Dakota to South Dakota and Mississippi to Louisiana, both do or die, await further orders.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have things ever happened to you you thought would make a good Onion article? on: August 31, 2014, 06:18:02 pm
Reported.
25  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should people with disabilities who are unable to attain orgasm, be allowed to.. on: August 31, 2014, 05:34:52 pm
Why are you asking this?
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