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51  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favourite latest post by previous poster on: August 22, 2014, 10:05:53 pm
I've always pronounced it just as Be-gick, but the 2nd option I think is how it's actually pronounced. Though mispronouncing Begich's last name is nowhere near as bad as those who accidentally refer to his Senate colleague Murkowski as Mikulski. Tongue
52  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forum racists on: August 22, 2014, 10:03:57 pm
3. Saying that most reactionary immigrants in Europe are Muslims is not saying every Muslim is intolerant. Use some reading comprehension.

Your grasping at meaningless technicalities proves that you really don't have a case to make here. Or your bolding of random words in my post as an attempt to imitate my bolding of the blatantly xenophobic elements in your post.
Is this sentence for real?

It's slightly uncouth, but it gets the point across nicely, I think.
It's not uncouth at all, just rather distracting...like you want your rival to go off on a tangent. A good debate strategy, perhaps, but it also makes you as guilty as you perceive Politicus to be for "parrying" and "dodging the point."

I love the immaculate wording of this thread! We must continue with this trend.
53  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forum racists on: August 22, 2014, 09:49:28 pm
3. Saying that most reactionary immigrants in Europe are Muslims is not saying every Muslim is intolerant. Use some reading comprehension.

Your grasping at meaningless technicalities proves that you really don't have a case to make here. Or your bolding of random words in my post as an attempt to imitate my bolding of the blatantly xenophobic elements in your post.
Is this sentence for real?
54  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Areas in a Palestinian state on: August 22, 2014, 09:26:19 pm
55  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: August 22, 2014, 09:09:51 pm
I don't recognize the last guy, but Mugabe is looking to bring back the Hitler 'stache? He already has enough image problems as it is.
56  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Best and Worst shows on MSNBC and Fox News on: August 22, 2014, 09:05:22 pm
Stossel is the best.
I like Stossel, but I hate when people agree with me on television. I prefer a slight challenge. Rachel Maddow is perfect in the sense that she is a liberal but has been willing to give fair shakes to anyone who wants to debate her. I have a lot of respect for her that I don't have for Al Sharpton or Sean Hannity.
57  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club on: August 22, 2014, 08:57:22 pm
I don't see anything wrong with what they are doing. Good for them!

Nothing good will come of "armed resistance," whether it's for real or for show. It's an idiotic gesture when suburban NRA members or squatting cultists are behind it, and it's no less stupid or unlikely to help in Saint Louis. HPs.
Anyone who advocates "armed resistance" is not going to participate in the actual event, so there is no real threat. Big talk has never hurt anyone, but it sure has kept me entertained.
58  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forum racists on: August 22, 2014, 08:55:52 pm
Uncouth is a great word. So is uncanny.
As is "copious" and "gratuitous.Ē
59  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: August 22, 2014, 08:54:36 pm
Just going to enter into the Deluge the following chain of events from earlier today, as it seems like the best place for it:

1. Simfan revives an old FC thread of his to refashion it as an 'Ask Simfan' topic.
2. Oakvale asks him why he was pretending to be a white guy from Michigan on Facebook.
3. Simfan now denies that that was him, and that it was a friend of his that my 'stalking' had unfortunately drawn unwelcome attention to.
4. I pointed out that he had already admitted to creating the fake FB account already some time ago, and was therefore now backtracking his prior confession with a fresh lie.  I added that Simfan is, generally speaking, the strangest person when it comes to getting caught out doing something he shouldn't.
5. Simfan promptly deletes the entire thread.  Thus proving my last sentence in Point #4.
Impeachment proceedings for Simfan on obstruction of justice charges begin tomorrow at noon.
60  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forum racists on: August 22, 2014, 08:53:29 pm
Don't thank me, thank Cathcon. He introduced the word to me, and I have used it gratuitously in my pretentiously worded English essays.
61  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your relationship with your siblings like? on: August 22, 2014, 08:52:12 pm
I was very close with my middle brother until his demons took him to the point that he was at. I don't think I'll ever be particularly close with him again, but of course he is my brother and I love him, nor am I angry or upset about everything that has went down.
   
My youngest brother has severe autism, so there is a whole dynamic there. He is the glue that has kept my family together and despite all the stress that has accompanied his condition, he has ultimately strengthened us. While we all regret the struggles he deals with, I also think that he is the best thing that has ever happened in our lives and I love him to death. He lives in a group home but stays with us on the weekends, and has advanced beyond our wildest dreams. I donít think Iíll ever worry about him as long as care facilities exist, though I do hope to outlive him because the thought of him being in his early eighties and developing Alzheimers on top of what he already has or realizing that my brother and I are no longer around really disturbs me.
62  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forum racists on: August 22, 2014, 08:39:38 pm
Could you please share a blatantly racist post on my part that isn't from before August, 2011? Until then, you would be wise to not post diatribes about posters who disagree with you, because it is rather uncouth.

This is not a good idea for a thread.
That was my other thought on the matter.

2. Increasing the population in countries with a high CO2 emission and high resource consumption makes it harder to combat climate change and other environmental problems. Even if immigrants have a very basic life style this is true. A poor African immigrant in Europe causes about 20 times as much CO2 emission than an average African.

3. Immigration from countries with reactionary values makes it harder to create a progressive and tolerant society. Many immigrants from non-Western countries are homophobic, sexist, anti-Jewish and - in the case of Muslims - intolerant about conversion from their own group. This puts pressure on the socially liberal society we have established and increases problems for women and minorities such as gays, Jews or atheist refugees.

I don't see how anyone could argue that either of these points, especially the latter, are thinly veiled racism or xenophobia.
Edit: Misread your post. So why are you attacking people than? Unless you meant "are not."
63  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: August 22, 2014, 07:29:56 pm
White people explaining black people is a time-honored forum tradition.

And you bitching about it is another.

I'm sorry, how should I react to whitesplaining?
Not doing the exact same thing would help.
64  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Same sex marriage ban overturned in Florida on: August 22, 2014, 04:24:11 pm
Great news!
65  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: August 22, 2014, 04:21:48 pm
Worst of all Snowstalker is not a literal baby, his ability to post on an Internet forum proves that he is not an infant.
I had an "oxymoron-off" with my friend today. She destroyed me.
66  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: August 2014 Federal Election - At-Large Senate on: August 22, 2014, 04:20:22 pm


AT-LARGE SENATE


[13] Alfred F. Jones of Rhode Island
Labor Party



[5] Bacon King of Oceania
National Front to Restore Democracy



[4] Clarence of Florida
Federalist Party



[1] Deus naturae of New York
Democratic-Republican Party



[12] Dr Cynic of Pennsylvania
Labor Party



[11] GAworth of South Dakota
P.E.A.C.E. Party



[3] JohanusCalvinusLibertas (JCL) of Indiana
Federalist Party



[2] LuminevonReuental of Utah
Federalist Party



[6] Mechaman of Indiana
Bad Party



[10] Poirot of New York
Independent



[8] Polnut of Massachusetts
The People's Party



[9] Write-in: Robin Quivers
-__________________



[  ] None of the above

67  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS goes awry; 2 injured, 4500 without power on: August 22, 2014, 04:16:11 pm
Some people are clearly missing the point (e.g. not even mentioning ALS in their videos), but if you're petulant and self-absorbed enough to whine about a campaign that has succeeding in bringing public attention to a terrifying disease that is usually ignored, get help.
Given how a vast majority of people I know who have so far done the ALS challenge are shameless, shallow attention whores who were also huge proponents of the Kony 2012 circus, I generally have a negative view of the thing. I'm glad the foundation raised $20 million, but I am not going out of the way to dump a bucket of water on myself for six people on Facebook to press "like."
68  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: If the rest of the world joined the USA... what would change? on: August 22, 2014, 03:27:13 pm
Everything.
69  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: August 22, 2014, 03:26:18 pm
Snowstalker is a literal baby but that isn't really a sick burn.
You just insulted a person with the term baby, which is something I haven't heard since the fifth grade, so......
70  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which of These Individuals Sounds More Appealing? on: August 21, 2014, 05:53:02 pm
Professor X sounds like ChairmanSanchez, circa 2055.
71  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which atheist do you have a more positive opinion of? on: August 21, 2014, 05:51:37 pm
God, they are both so awful. Write-in...this woman.

72  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: SHARKS ARE ATTACKING THE INTERNET. GET AWAY FROM YOUR COMPUTER on: August 21, 2014, 03:54:11 pm
Leave it to a shark to ruin my unlimited access to Howard Stern, politics, and porn.
73  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of PBS on: August 21, 2014, 03:53:25 pm
Awful. They ask for money every ten minutes, and even if you did donate, they'd still be asking for more from other people. They had a two hour Grateful Dead concert that had 25 minutes of actual Grateful Dead footage.
74  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The 2014 election season starts (August 26: AZ, FL, OK-runoff, VT) on: August 21, 2014, 03:52:10 pm
I'm casting my first vote on Tuesday! I'll be voting for Scott in the GOP primary, David Wagie in the House primary, and a few school board candidates and judges.
75  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: August 21, 2014, 03:48:50 pm

Hahahaha. Trust me, I heard Chris Hansen jokes from all 53 seniors Tongue.

Also, I love your new signature.
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