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51  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinon of the Previos Poster on: March 27, 2015, 01:39:38 pm
Mega FF! One of our most intelligent posters, and I sometimes find myself afraid of supporting an argument he makes out of the fear that my association with him will lessen the quality of his posts in the eyes of the rest of the forum Tongue.
52  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: US threatened Germany into not giving asylum to Snowden on: March 27, 2015, 01:37:38 pm
Obama should just pardon him and be done with it.

that's more of a "last day in office" sort of move

Then I pray to God someone shoots Snowden, the hypocrite. That would be an utterly awful thing for Obama to do.

I really don't understand the right's hatred for Snowden.
I don't understand the lefts hatred of him for that matter. It all has to do with "muh security" or "muh Obama" depending on the poster.
53  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favourite latest post by previous poster on: March 27, 2015, 01:35:30 pm
No (literally normal)
54  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread (Part 2) on: March 27, 2015, 01:31:29 pm
Gohmert says he might run:

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/237158-louie-gohmert-weighing-presidential-bid

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Conservative firebrand Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told The Hill that he might run for president in 2016.

Gohmert indicated he might launch an exploratory committee for president when originally asked if he would support Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) White House bid.

"Ted is a good friend and would be an outstanding President; however, I haven't ruled out an exploratory committee myself," Gohmert said in a statement to The Hill.

Well, this is certainly expected.
55  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Ron Paul Supporters Bolt Rand Paul Camp on: March 27, 2015, 01:30:07 pm
These people are bolting to the wrong side, so do we need them anyway? They sound like the evangelical supporters of Ron Paul in 2012: in other words, they are an ally of our cult, but not necessarily a part of the cult.
56  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Arkansas bill would let bosses force employees to friend them on Facebook! on: March 27, 2015, 01:27:15 pm
Yeah, you see, this is small government Lyndon. Because employers, not employees, set the terms of employment. I don't necessarily like this, but at the same time, if I had a company I should be able to retain the right to make sure the employees don't defame or damage the company.

You do realize that companies already have ways of doing that, such as making you sign a nondisclosure agreement or a code of conduct?

This is just an excuse for some fat old Arkansas businessman to make his 20 year old female secretary let him follow her on Instagram so he can creep on her spring break photos. Or perhaps for some sexually frustrated right-wing Republican state legislator to keep an eye on all those fresh-faced, strapping young college men who intern in his office.
Maybe. They have a right to demand that if they set the terms of employment.
57  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pence signed it: Add Indiana to the list of states with "religious freedom" laws on: March 27, 2015, 01:26:17 pm
Love that shua, Sanchez, and co. are trying desperately to defend this.  Stop pretending this is anything than what it is, the anti-LGBT agenda in it's death throes.  No more no less... and you are ******* babies.  Whining, bitchy, bigoted babies.  "Ewwwwww... gay people are gross!" <== in a nutshell this is all this is. 

You lost.  Move on. 
Assuming I was bigoted against gay people (which I am not, and never was, even when I was a douche), I'd say we won. The law was signed. The right to discriminate is freedom of association. The right to be a douche is protected. Get over it.

You sound like a mentally disturbed 9th grader in this post, but then again, maybe you are just being yourself.
58  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: March 26, 2015, 07:17:23 pm
Then I'm running risk management at "White Trash Bash" on Friday.

Would it kill you people to try not having overtly racist theme parties for once? No, the fact that it's mocking and deriding poor white people does not make it any more okay than the satirical "Let's all dress like ghetto black/Hispanic people" parties that frats at my school always had.
Pull the stick out of your ass.
59  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pence signed it: Add Indiana to the list of states with "religious freedom" laws on: March 26, 2015, 04:44:56 pm
Maybe Evangelical Christians should be discriminated against for being assholes.
That's a thought. Go for it!

And again, this is only one issue which this law addresses. It's funny how much those who don't give a damn about freedom of conscience were complaining about employers not wanting to offer birth control, now they act like the only religious freedom issue is discrimination against gays because it's a better polemic for them.

True. And if I was a woman or a Muslim I'd be equally as concerned about what excuses people will pull out of their ass for not being a decent human being because of laws like this. But what sort of big social change happening right now in favour of a certain group of people who have suffered open and legal discrimination and harassment, a change that is happening imminently and openly appealed to in the various briefs in support of those bills over the past few years is the catalyst for these legal moves? Don't you think maybe, that religious belief actually has sod all to do with it and it might, just might be an action against a certain minority group?

No, I don't.  People have beliefs that are important to them.  Do you find this odd?

Freedom to not be discriminated is more important than religious freedom. If they don't want to sell flowers to gay people, they are free to change jobs.
Uh, no.
60  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Germanwings A320 crashes in France on: March 26, 2015, 04:08:18 pm
Solarstorm why the hell have you changed your username to the flight number and put a pic of the death count in your sig jesus christ
I'm sure the families of the victims will appreciate his gesture....
61  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Raising Minimum Smoking Age on: March 26, 2015, 03:47:30 pm
it should be noted that over 10% of deaths due to smoking are from secondhand smoke, so the "well i'm just hurting myself, who cares" argument is bullsht.

now, unless you have a different argument than "i have the freedom to shove tar into my lungs at top speed and nobody can stop me ≧ʍ≦" i'll be leaving this thread

What about the argument that prohibiting drugs doesn't work, which I made on the last page and which you never responded to?

didn't respond because it's apples vs oranges. it's worked pretty well for everything but alcohol and cannabis, and those are objectively an entirely different class of drug than tobacco.

Dude, she did say "10% of deaths due to smoking." Not that that doesn't sound about 75% like a made-up statistic,

source: tobacco use causes over 5mil deaths a year worldwide; secondhand smoke causes 600k deaths a year worldwide

Yes, the typo's my fault - I meant to italicise 10% rather than deaths. I was not under the impression that she was claiming that 10% of all human deaths worldwide were attributable to secondhand smoke. That would go from being merely impressive to jawdropping.

It's clearly a nonsense statistic but in any event it's a risk that's greatly decreased in most of the Western World given changing social expectations. I'm not sure why Butafly thinks that that's an argument for banning smoking entirely rather than simply in workplaces etc, etc.

banning smoking in workplaces won't change the fact that over 50% of children in america are exposed to second-hand smoke
You know, if you don't want to be exposed to second hand smoke you can always, you know, walk away Wink.
62  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What qualifications does Julian Castro have? on: March 26, 2015, 02:58:54 pm
Muh HUD. Muh youth. Muh Hispanic. That is the gist of the Julian Castro hype.
63  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinon of the Previos Poster on: March 26, 2015, 02:57:37 pm
FF, though I preferred his Ron Paul phase Tongue.
64  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favourite latest post by previous poster on: March 26, 2015, 02:55:51 pm
RIP FF.
65  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Arkansas bill would let bosses force employees to friend them on Facebook! on: March 26, 2015, 02:53:54 pm
Yeah, you see, this is small government Lyndon. Because employers, not employees, set the terms of employment. I don't necessarily like this, but at the same time, if I had a company I should be able to retain the right to make sure the employees don't defame or damage the company.
66  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion II on: March 26, 2015, 02:16:00 pm
Nuggets of fun from the National Union of Students Women’s Conference

White gay men are the dominant demographic group within the LGBT community and therefore have both white privilege and male privilege. Therefore it is ‘unacceptable’ for gay men to say they have an ‘inner strong black woman’ (do we?) Gay men should therefore not ‘imitate African American Vernacular English.'

Despite this, the commented that delegates should move to ‘jazz hands’ (!) rather than clapping as clapping may trigger anxiety. This has since been challenged that using hand waves to signal agreement may discriminate against the blind and partially sighted. This was then rebuked by saying that clapping disadvantages those who are deaf or hearing impaired until it was pointed out that if you are deaf, you can still see people clapping.

Gay men should not dress in drag as it’s ‘offensive to trans women’ UNLESS you are queer and it’s a mode of self-expression (that clears that up then)

So. Much. SJWery.
67  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Charlie baker for vp? on: March 26, 2015, 02:04:54 pm
Options 1 and 3.
68  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinon of the Previos Poster on: March 26, 2015, 01:57:36 pm
FF
69  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do all musicians you listen to have the same political views as you? on: March 26, 2015, 01:55:58 pm
I think Bob Dylan is an economic populist, with small hints of conservatism here and there. Certainly not the Social Justice icon he used to be. But who knows? He is Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan is what Bob Dylan is.

70  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread (Part 2) on: March 26, 2015, 01:53:47 pm
Talk about bottom of the barrel as far as ex-Senators goes.
No, he was actually a major adviser to Romney and was considered a likely Secretary of Defense under him.
71  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy birthday, Comrade TNF! on: March 26, 2015, 01:49:38 pm
Unbreakable Union of freeborn Republics,
Great Russia has welded forever to stand.
Created in struggle by will of the people,
United and mighty, our Soviet land!

Sing to the Motherland, home of the free,
Bulwark of peoples in brotherhood strong.
O Party of Lenin, the strength of the people,
To Communism's triumph lead us on!

Through tempests the sunrays of freedom have cheered us,
Along the new path where great Lenin did lead.
To a righteous cause he raised up the peoples,
Inspired them to labour and valourous deed.

Sing to the Motherland, home of the free,
Bulwark of peoples in brotherhood strong.
O Party of Lenin, the strength of the people,
To Communism's triumph lead us on!

In the victory of Communism's immortal ideal,
We see the future of our dear land.
And to her fluttering scarlet banner,
Selflessly true we always shall stand!

Sing to the Motherland, home of the free,
Bulwark of peoples in brotherhood strong.
O Party of Lenin, the strength of the people,
To Communism's triumph lead us on!
72  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I Just Want To Be Dead on: March 26, 2015, 01:48:26 pm
I don't have anything to say that hasn't already been (much better) stated, so I will let you know that I am praying for you and that I too am struggling with depression. You have my sympathies and support Smiley.
73  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Saudi Arabia and GCC allies bombing Yemen on: March 26, 2015, 01:44:44 pm
Ugh, just like in Syria, the US and Saudi Arabia side with Al Qaeda again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houthi_insurgency_in_Yemen
Geopolitics 101: If Side A intervenes against Side B, who is fighting against Side C, that does not mean Side A has sided with Side C. They are simply attacking Side B, which may be of help to Side C, but doesn't mean actual support/alliance.

This claim has even less substance than the Syria thing, given nobody has cared about Yemen in the past 200 years.
Then don't finksing attack side B if side C is worse than side B.
74  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of this Image III on: March 26, 2015, 01:41:58 pm
"The real Vegas is not the casinos filled with chain smoking grannies who just flew in on a Southwest flight from Houston. The real Vegas is off the strip-you know, the dusty, 75% foreclosed upon suburbs"-Daniel Tosh.
75  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Lindsey Graham on: March 26, 2015, 01:40:18 pm
Another vile moderate hero who seeks attention for having no convictions.
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