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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Do you generally prefer to read fiction or non-fiction? on: Today at 07:51:41 am
I prefer honest fiction to dishonest fiction. *meta*
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boston University professor: White Males a "problem population" on: May 23, 2015, 06:27:31 am
Recognizing privilege is not the same as feeling guilty about it.

But yeah, this type of anti-racist does more damage than good.
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Contras on: May 23, 2015, 04:58:39 am
For anti-communists, no alliance is too untenable and no ally too disgusting. So it isn't really surprising that Vosem and SunriseAroundtheWorld would support these butchers; after all, what's a little butchery compared to the large scale butchery of the capitalism system that the Contras came into being to uphold in Nicaragua? So long as the fatcats get to make a profit, who cares about how many peasants get massacred, amirite?

Don't act as if you're suddenly opposed to murdering innocent people. Just because you want to slaughter a different subset of a population you aren't suddenly some beacon of morality.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Are Democrats in trouble if Hillary's campaign collapses? on: May 23, 2015, 04:40:12 am
If you base states' political affiliation on a number of elections where most were won by Democrats you'll have a map favourable to Democrats. That's not analysis.
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Irish Elections and Referendums, 2015 on: May 23, 2015, 04:16:40 am
Can't believe No has had the momentum. My God.

This SHOULD still hold though, right? Right?

Yes. As I said on the other thread, there should be enough goodwill and sense of "live and let live" among the general population to carry it through by at least 53-54%.

Announcements of support by Mary McAleese (former President and publicly Catholic) and Daniel O'Donnell (a very big Country and Irish star - think dansband but with more twangy guitars) will have helped to allay the effect of what otherwise tended to be a Dublin 4-talking-unto-Dublin 4 Yes campaign.

The one worry I have about a big Yes vote is that it may encourage the Dawkins fanboy/campus Left/Trotskyite fringes of the Yes side to demand more culture wars on issues where they are more likely to lose, albeit not before months of screeching on both sides.

This sounds horrific. How come you're familiar with the term dansband? Cheesy
6  General Politics / Book Reviews and Discussion / Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? on: May 22, 2015, 11:20:52 am
Most recently read Happy Birthday, Wanda June a play by Vonnegut. Pretty fun read.

On a bit of a reading break right now sadly. Sad
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Irish Elections and Referendums, 2015 on: May 22, 2015, 08:29:54 am
Can't believe No has had the momentum. My God.

This SHOULD still hold though, right? Right?
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Winter is Coming (GoT is back) on: May 18, 2015, 02:36:35 pm
To those who read the books I think Brienne will take the role of the spearwives and the rest of this storyline will play out like in the books.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forum Community (Atlas Forum) vs. Not Politics (Atlas After Dark) on: May 18, 2015, 02:30:31 pm
The only real difference seems to be that that AAD allows you to look at nude pictures. And that was never an important aspect of a political forum for me.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Torie on: May 18, 2015, 07:47:01 am
Really, Snowstalker?
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Winter is Coming (GoT is back) on: May 18, 2015, 04:02:09 am
Killing Barristan was some bullsht. Fcking show creators.

I'm fairly certain he's going to die shortly in the books anyway. I've always been under the impression that he was a character who was doomed from the start.

He's supposed to lead them in battle and do cool stuff first. Tongue

As regards Sansa I'm just happy they didn't go with the book scene there...

So, I'm guessing Brienne will play the role of Mance and the spearwives in this version, right?
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of bgwah on: May 17, 2015, 02:39:33 am
Gus I agree with everything you said, but the troll invasion was over ten years ago.

Sure, that is true. But to me past crimes don't just disappear due to time. They disappear if there seems to be change and repentance. And I don't feel like I've seen that happen with Bgwah, that's all.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Juggalos on: May 13, 2015, 07:54:11 am
I have never heard of Juggalos before but based on what I'm reading in this thread it's an obvious FF vote.

Both Mechaman and TNF are spot on in their comments.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Breaking News: New forum is up and running - sign up now! on: May 13, 2015, 02:52:45 am
Haha, this is an elegant solution. As long as BRTD won't start making polls on here about what happens there (which would be my greatest concern).

I am not quite getting what this forum will be exactly but I am curious to find out so link me up by all means.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of bgwah on: May 13, 2015, 02:45:43 am
i don't know what he's supposed to have done wrong. do you guys have links/screenshots?

He orchestrated a troll invasion of the forum. Used to post a lot of very disturbing images. Went to great lengths to character assassinate posters (like writing a short story about a poster having a light BDSM relationship with Hitler). Would prey on people's insecurities for example by making disparaging comments about the appearance of someone having body image issues. Etc etc.

He had a pretty consistent pattern of going out of his way to hurt people for no clear reason. He seems to be the kind of sadist who gets kicks out of that. He's become better at hiding it in recent years so newer posters will be less aware but it still comes out every once in a while and I never seen him apologize or even acknowledge this pattern so I don't believe he has genuinely changed.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: The downfall of social-democracy on: May 12, 2015, 05:16:05 am
The decline of social democracy is interesting because it has a lot of implications. The left is struggling with making this new alliance with far-left and greens working properly.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK Liberal Democrat leadership election, 2015 on: May 12, 2015, 05:07:05 am
How much clout does the Scotland and Wales branches have? They make up a quarter of the MPs but only about a tenth of the national vote for the party.
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What men hate about other men on: May 12, 2015, 03:20:45 am
15. That other men seem to like sex.  It's like, Earth to other guys...  EWWWWWWWWW!

Is this yet another classic line of "opposing sending unsolicited d*ck pics=opposing sex"?

Uh no.  Did you read these 14 points?  Literally 14 rather benign stereotypes about men and this SJW is all up in a hissy about it. 

I read them. Why don't you lighten up, it's just SJWs horsing around. You don't always need to be an uptight morality police, some things are just jokes after all.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of bgwah on: May 12, 2015, 03:09:51 am
I'd say the opposite - why is he suddenly so liked? Tongue
20  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Erdogan once again in Germany for illegal campaign visit on: May 11, 2015, 11:03:10 am
Sure, but the president not being able to campaign in an election seems, to me, to be a profoundly silly law, so who cares?

Are you trolling or are you actually this unaware of Turkish politics?
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What men hate about other men on: May 11, 2015, 10:12:12 am
15. That other men seem to like sex.  It's like, Earth to other guys...  EWWWWWWWWW!

Is this yet another classic line of "opposing sending unsolicited d*ck pics=opposing sex"?
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 14 Signs of Fascism on: May 11, 2015, 08:15:55 am
The main site promotes David Duke. Classic Snowstalker fascism.
23  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Winter is Coming (GoT is back) on: May 11, 2015, 07:56:00 am
Killing Barristan was some bullsht. Fcking show creators.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of bgwah on: May 11, 2015, 04:49:41 am
I am yet to see a reason to change my opinion from cruel bully with psychopathic tendencies to anything better.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 (The Official Election Day & Results Thread) on: May 07, 2015, 10:18:20 am
I haven't been following this super closely but one thing I don't get in some of the predictions and speculations I see is this: If there is majority for Labour + assorted lefties like SNP but the Tories beat Labour in seats, people seem to be saying Labour minority government is likely.

But, if SNP won't actually be in government with them (as also seems to be implied in these predictions) won't it be hell for Labour passing anything being consistently outnumbered by the Tories? In Sweden, at least, there is a huge distinction between a party being willing to do passive support (not voting against you) versus active support (voting for you). The former is sufficient if you have a plurality minority (like the last and current Swedish governments) but the latter is required if you lack even a plurality.

I feel like I'm missing something here so could someone tell me what? Tongue
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