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1  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Banzilla #2 - The Ban Boy Returns - Petition to ban Solarstorm on: April 23, 2015, 04:07:58 pm
Solarstorm, you really need to calm down and realize no one is trying to conspire against you ok? No one wants to kill you. No one wants you to kill yourself. Those things aren't happening.
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of cheerleaders on: April 23, 2015, 04:09:07 am
I can't vote one way or the other on this one.  I always enjoyed rooting AGAINST my high school but at the same time I, therefore, wanted the other school to have cheerleaders so they would win.  It's whatever.  This isn't important.  Slight lean towards FF for it's effect on forced sexual repression. 

I know I'll get prude shouted at me for this, but honestly I view cheerleading as an outcome of the sexual repression in US society. If you had a more healthy attitude towards sex in general (you being American society) I don't think you would come up with the idea of watching underage girls do sexy dancing before high school sports games.

Uh it's hardly just high school teams that have cheerleaders.

So?
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of cheerleaders on: April 23, 2015, 04:08:35 am
I know I'll get prude shouted at me for this, but honestly I view cheerleading as an outcome of the sexual repression in US society. If you had a more healthy attitude towards sex in general (you being American society) I don't think you would come up with the idea of watching underage girls do sexy dancing before high school sports games.

I don't see the problem.

Of course you wouldn't.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Reaganfan Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: April 23, 2015, 02:22:36 am
I can't vote one way or the other on this one.  I always enjoyed rooting AGAINST my high school but at the same time I, therefore, wanted the other school to have cheerleaders so they would win.  It's whatever.  This isn't important.  Slight lean towards FF for it's effect on forced sexual repression. 

I know I'll get prude shouted at me for this, but honestly I view cheerleading as an outcome of the sexual repression in US society. If you had a more healthy attitude towards sex in general (you being American society) I don't think you would come up with the idea of watching underage girls do sexy dancing before high school sports games.

Aside from that cheerleading is hardly exclusive to high school sports it originated as a male activity in college sports in the 19th century.

Aside from what?

Uh, I said it right after that. Aside from that cheerleading is not exclusive to high school sports. It is not, it originated in college sports, cheerleading was a mostly male activity at first, and furthermore, the first female cheerleaders dressed like this:



Oh, I misread that. I'm not sure how any of that is very relevant to my post though.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Reaganfan Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: April 22, 2015, 06:28:06 pm
I can't vote one way or the other on this one.  I always enjoyed rooting AGAINST my high school but at the same time I, therefore, wanted the other school to have cheerleaders so they would win.  It's whatever.  This isn't important.  Slight lean towards FF for it's effect on forced sexual repression. 

I know I'll get prude shouted at me for this, but honestly I view cheerleading as an outcome of the sexual repression in US society. If you had a more healthy attitude towards sex in general (you being American society) I don't think you would come up with the idea of watching underage girls do sexy dancing before high school sports games.

Aside from that cheerleading is hardly exclusive to high school sports it originated as a male activity in college sports in the 19th century.

Aside from what?
6  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Great Nordic Thread on: April 22, 2015, 05:27:24 pm
I'm aware that Danish discourse on immigration is pretty different. A lot of the Swedish debate tends to view Denmark as bizarre too.

It just doesn't seem very grounded in reality that's all.
7  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Banzilla #2 - The Ban Boy Returns - Petition to ban Solarstorm on: April 22, 2015, 05:14:58 pm
Since some of our resident forum troublemakers have jumped to Solarstorm's defence I should probably clarify that his description of events is basically entirely mendacious. I of course never told him to go kill himself.

You're threatening people who don't fully agree with you again.

And he never offered to help. He made an insensitive joke and then asked an intrusive question. Other people were behaving perfectly fine so I did not see any reason to reprimand them. I've also no idea what other moderator he talked to and have not been shown any such communication so the implied conspiracy there is also all in his head.

You're not even willing to see (or admit) that you did something wrong.
If I had picked a daisy, you'd call me a flower murderer; if I drank milk you would call me an animal tormentor; if I wrote on paper you'd call me a rain forest destroyer. Know what I mean?

I've also no idea what other moderator he talked to and have not been shown any such communication so the implied conspiracy there is also all in his head.

The word "falsehood". But that's a pure coincidence, of course...

Just admit it. You simply hate me. It was probably a mistake to upload photos of myself in this forum.
Apparently I'm not only too "creepy", but also too ugly for this forum...

Look here, you should really try to calm down. I'm sure there is someone you can talk to about this IRL and you should do that. Then maybe be upfront here about whatever issues you have. You are more likely to get understanding from other people about those issues if you're honest about it.

There is no conspiracy against you. I don't hate you, I haven't even seen whatever pictures you uploaded. Until a few days ago I barely knew that you were a poster here. You should, for your own sake, take a break from here, calm down and talk to someone you can trust IRL, preferably a medical professional. This is not said with any ill will but as genuine advice. What you're doing right now is quite destructive. 
8  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Great Nordic Thread on: April 22, 2015, 05:01:33 pm
Are you really surprised? That newspaper was supporting fascists and Nazis during the 30's, too.

Which is a bit hyperbolic (at least the Nazi part) and rather irrelevant. You can find lots of conservative papers across the continent being somewhat sympathetic towards Mussolini and Hitler in the 30s. It says little of their modern incarnations (and doesn't normally mean they wanted democracy abolished in their own countries. Just that thy considered order a higher priority for backwards (Italy) or chaotic (Germany) countries than freedom. It is like when modern right wingers think a military coup in Brazil might sort out the economy and halt corruption. Italy was viewed like developing countries are today by 30s Scandinavian (and British/Dutch/Swiss etc.) Conservatives.

Anyway, trying to paint JP as far right would be missing the point.

@Gustaf: Trying to view this as a report and grading it as if it was a school paper is pointless. Rhetoric and imagery is what matters here. The gut feeling that Sweden is a lost case and "no longer a Nordic country".

The interesting thing (and the reason I posted this) is that Sweden has disappeared as an actual country for the Danish right wing and the counter jihad circles in Norway (stretching well into the Progress Party hardline wing). It exists as a symbol of what they don't want to be more than as an actual place.

On facts: Measuring the level of violence, threats and abuse by referring to the homicide rate is rather pointless. All homicides are reported whereas other forms of violence and abuse are very underreported. So the wrong yardstick to use.

I'm not seriously grading it as a school paper. It was irony, but maybe that's something Danes tend not to get. Tongue

Since all homicides are reported that is exactly why it IS a great yardstick to use. :/
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of cheerleaders on: April 22, 2015, 03:05:58 pm
I can't vote one way or the other on this one.  I always enjoyed rooting AGAINST my high school but at the same time I, therefore, wanted the other school to have cheerleaders so they would win.  It's whatever.  This isn't important.  Slight lean towards FF for it's effect on forced sexual repression. 

I know I'll get prude shouted at me for this, but honestly I view cheerleading as an outcome of the sexual repression in US society. If you had a more healthy attitude towards sex in general (you being American society) I don't think you would come up with the idea of watching underage girls do sexy dancing before high school sports games.
10  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Banzilla #2 - The Ban Boy Returns - Petition to ban Solarstorm on: April 22, 2015, 01:41:33 pm
Since some of our resident forum troublemakers have jumped to Solarstorm's defence I should probably clarify that his description of events is basically entirely mendacious. I of course never told him to go kill himself.

And he never offered to help. He made an insensitive joke and then asked an intrusive question. Other people were behaving perfectly fine so I did not see any reason to reprimand them. I've also no idea what other moderator he talked to and have not been shown any such communication so the implied conspiracy there is also all in his head.
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of cheerleaders on: April 22, 2015, 01:35:37 pm
It's a very American thing. I wouldn't say that I mind it especially, but the girls I've known who did it weren't my favourite people and there is a creepy vibe to it. Like, I prefer my porn to be honest and above 18?
12  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Great Nordic Thread on: April 22, 2015, 01:07:39 pm
This is a bit long, but on the subject of how the Danish right wing (not just the far right, but conservatives in general) sees Sweden as a dystopia - or at least a country headed down a wrong path - I think this editorial by editor-in-chief Jørn Mikkelsen from our most right wing broadsheet daily Jyllands-Posten (of cartoon crisis fame) describes Sweden is illustrative:

"The exception Sweden

The debate about an explosive attack on the courthouse in Malmö was a striking example of the Swedish state of emergency. It expressed outrage not over the nature of the crime, but rather of the fact that the courthouse is located in a place where it can pose a danger to its surroundings. Translated into Danish: When justice is attacked physically, it is better that the legal system gives way. We wouldn't want to harm people.

The latter is rhetorical. Shooting dramas and physical abuse have long been part of particularly the nightly hours in Malmö, Gothenburg, Stockholm and other major cities in Sweden. People are actually hurt, and meanwhile the institutional basis for the Swedish democracy is sliding. As the Swedish journalist and foreign correspondent Richard Swartz wrote in the newspaper Information recently, elementary journalistic principles are neglected when stories are about people with an immigrant background. Presto, the media transforms themselves into shepherds for the good cause and don the expected self-censorship so that no one can understand what the news is about.

Formally there are still freedom of speech and parliamentarism in Sweden. But the real situation is highly segregated. Either you are inside or out in Sweden. This is not just political correctness, but also parliamentary practice, since the normal political competition is inoperative for the next eight years thanks to the infamous 'December Agreement' concluded between the Riksdag parties minus the Sweden Democrats.

The shaming of this one party and its 800,000 voters, which the opinion polls show to be more and more, is fully conscious and deliberate, and comparison between today's fainthearted criticism of immigration from Islamic countries and Jew hatred in 1930s Nazi Germany is normal imagery on the other side of the Kattegat.

In Sweden the normal becomes extreme, and the exception the rule. While Latin America and other parts of the world are moving towards ever more political and economic freedom, the Swedes lose their freedom because they have made themselves and each other into slaves by a moralistic purity that obscures everything. The secular goodness ideology in media, politics, culture, industry and the Swedish education system over the past decades have been imposed with a speed and heaviness, so even the biggest skeptics have been surprised. There is an overwhelming systematic hubris that can lead the country into a longstanding crisis - not only economic. States can tolerate many beatings, and it would be premature to predict a collapse. But Sweden is moving step by step towards less control over the social, political and demographic order. Where it leads, no one can know for sure, but even now it can be seen that the asylum system is about to collapse under the growing burden of a de facto free immigration to Sweden. Just below the surface this raises concern among even Swedish Social Democrats, but the criticism is hushed up.

The outgoing Prime Minister, the Moderate Fredrik Reinfeldt, outlined the choice quite frankly shortly before the autumn elections to the Riksdag: Either we choose the welfare state as we have known it, or we choose to become an immigrant nation. Reinfeldt preferred the latter and lost to a red bloc that thinks they know that a generous welfare state must go hand in hand with the historically unique and rapid immigration to Sweden from the cultures and countries most alien to Sweden. The immigration issue part the waters throughout Western Europe. But nowhere is the answer so dogmatic and naive as in Sweden."

(my translation)

http://jyllands-posten.dk/debat/leder/ECE7600842/Undtagelsen-Sverige/

Just a few notes:

1. "Shooting dramas and physical abuse have long been part of particularly the nightly hours in Malmö, Gothenburg, Stockholm and other major cities in Sweden." - this isn't really true. At least not in Stockholm. The Swedish homicide rate is 0.7, slightly below Denmark's 0.8 according to Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

2. Saying we have de facto free immigration is ludicrous. We turn away lots of immigrants. I grant that we have a generous policy but it's far from de facto free. The rest of that paragraph is weird. The state is giving up control but we're also losing freedom? I'm not sure what he's trying to say.

3. "The outgoing Prime Minister, the Moderate Fredrik Reinfeldt, outlined the choice quite frankly shortly before the autumn elections to the Riksdag: Either we choose the welfare state as we have known it, or we choose to become an immigrant nation." - This is just a blatant lie. As someone who follows Swedish politics closely this never happened.

So, well. E for effort maybe?
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which group of posters is more insufferable? on: April 22, 2015, 11:26:36 am
It's a weird category because Xahar is quite different from Oakvale and Gully.

They're all better than their detractors though.
14  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Banzilla #2 - The Ban Boy Returns - Petition to ban Solarstorm on: April 22, 2015, 08:50:42 am
Where is the threat in that?

Subtlety is both a method and a purpose of bullying.

Whoever doesn't see a threat in that doesn't want to see a threat in that.

I already explained it elsewhere - there is no threat in that...
15  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Banzilla #2 - The Ban Boy Returns - Petition to ban Solarstorm on: April 22, 2015, 08:35:00 am
I hope you don't see this as me attacking you, because I genuinely want to help you at this stage.

Of course not, unlike, "a Person" or "Gustaf" or "LeBron FitzGerald" you treat other people with respect.
But beware of Gustaf; he has indirectly threatened Adam Griffin for kind of assisting me. Plus he's been deliberately misrepresenting facts (such as I'd have fantasies slaughtering women, even though I stated the exact opposite.)

Lol what? I threatened no one and I never claimed that.

I also had had no interaction at all with Solarstorm apart from asking him to shut up with intrusive questions towards J-Mann. That was it until he creeped out on me.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your number on the Kinsey Scale? on: April 22, 2015, 07:49:35 am
You got: Mostly heterosexual.

You’re mostly straight, but you’re open to new ideas and experiences. Maybe you’ve had a passing thought or fantasy, and maybe you’ve actually thought about pursuing those impulses. Your sexuality is definitely a little more fluid than most.

Stupid test:

My "deviant" (from a stereotypical straight) answers were:

1) Recognize when someone of the same sex is attractive (nearly all women do).
2) I am most close with people of the other sex.
3) I am most friendly with people of the oter sex.
4) Got a few gay and bi friends.

Getting fluid sexuality from that is pretty daft.

That's Angus' test? I could probably give the same answers to all of these. Would give my personality much needed edge to be able to claim fluid sexuality.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: MO-GOV: Schweich dead from gunshot wound on: April 21, 2015, 07:13:43 am
This is definitely the low-point of my life, but I think kind of sort of agree with BigSkyBob? :/

I mean, the articles linked here seem to rather indicate that this guy had some issues that were triggered by a belief in a whisper campaign that probably wasn't really happening. Or did I miss something?
The whisper campaign has been confirmed by multiple Republicans who have quoted Hancock saying Schweich was Jewish.

A mention isn't a whisper campaign though. I read some of the articles linked here, there didn't seem to be much hard evidence for that going on.

I mean, is it even a thing in the current GOP? They love Israel!

There's a pretty good St. Louis Post-Dispatch writeup on how much of a barrier anti-Semitism is in Missouri.

Yeah, I mean, this doesn't leave me with a feeling that this would have been a huge thing either?
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your number on the Kinsey Scale? on: April 21, 2015, 06:42:17 am
I don't really believe much in the Kinsey scale (nor do I believe much in the scale approach - I get some people fall along a scale but I doubt that's true for everyone). Got a 0 on the test.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Cast your movie with Atlasians on: April 21, 2015, 05:19:43 am
Solarstorm seems upset that I called him creepy so he says that if he could cast a movie it'd be one in which he would murder and mutilate me and other people on the forum. I guess I should apologize for my slanderous accusation towards him.

Entirely coincidentally, you forgot to outline the first half of the plot.
And don't forget to remember: It's just a movie...

Entirely coincidentally, no one has raped you and the fact that you seem to think being criticized on a forum would somehow resemble that is a bit weird.
Oh Gustaf I hate it when you're right cuz I wanna hate you so bad.  But my torture for you would obv be that you'd have to play Alex in my remake of Alexander. Except instead of conquering Persia, you conquer the pool down at the YWCA.  This is a 15 minute movie...and yes there's room for gay romance cuz it is Alexander...





Why would that be torture? And if you want it to be gay why not make it YMCA? And why am I even asking these questions.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 1550 on: April 20, 2015, 07:11:34 pm
Solarstorm seems upset that I called him creepy so he says that if he could cast a movie it'd be one in which he would murder and mutilate me and other people on the forum. I guess I should apologize for my slanderous accusation towards him.

Entirely coincidentally, you forgot to outline the first half of the plot.
And don't forget to remember: It's just a movie...

Entirely coincidentally, no one has raped you and the fact that you seem to think being criticized on a forum would somehow resemble that is a bit weird.
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Finnish parliamentary election – April 19th 2015 on: April 20, 2015, 05:29:24 pm
It's amusing that Hifly would say something like that, seeing as he is one of the forum's most despised and ridiculed posters.

I thought you had me on ignore? If not, please do so immediately.

Ag I'm intruiged to hear about your take on the point issued re Islam and social secularism, but you haven't addressed it.

In addition, I'm also of Iranian descent, so your reference to colour is interesting. But I guess you had to bring race into it seeing as you couldn't address my question.

I hardly ever put anyone on ignore. I can handle reading stupid and offensive posts.

Beyond that I'll just add that laestadians kind of don't have a place in a civilized society. Tongue
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Reaganfan Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: April 20, 2015, 04:41:31 pm
Funny how a guy who has trouble getting chicks to stick claims to be so ironic.  I guess your polarity must be off because you repel everyone away.

As for oakvale...I find him more sardonic and fatalistic than anything.

Oakvale's gem line in an Atlas movie where everyone is forced onto an obnoxious rollercoaster...

Everyone else:  ugh my tummy hurts!  Ugh i hate this!  Ugh whine whine whine

Oakvale:  says nothing.  Just smacks the kid next to him to shut him up... "Oh sorry, that was a big bump". And goes back to suffering the ride in silence.

I've no idea what you're talking about. I think parts of it refer to me, but...I don't know what you're saying. No one likes me? I mean, that's either true in which case it'd be a pretty pointless insult in this context. Or it isn't (as I'd be well placed to know Tongue ). But either way you're just being an ass.

Politicus, I'm not sure what that is based on really. From my international experience I'd say Sweden counts as a pretty ironic culture and I doubt you'd find such large difference between any of the Nordic countries really.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Cast your movie with Atlasians on: April 20, 2015, 04:32:59 pm
I'll do Atlas Shrugged since it's easy with ideology, and those movies definitely need to be reworked by better actors which this forum could supply.

Dagny Taggart: Torie (uber-masculinity)
Francisco D'Anconia: Phil (Roman-looking figure)
John Galt: RFayette (folksy Midwestern genius engineer)
Hank Rearden: PiT (assuming you are as into science as your username implies)

Eddie Willers: Clarko95
Ragnar Danneskjold: Hagrid (grow the beard out for the role, but regardless, you would be much better than the worst casting decision in the film)

Lillian Rearden: Flyers
James Taggart: Part 1 - BRTD (for "influence peddling"); Part 2: Hamilton (for completely going off the deep end)
Hugh Akston: muon2 (the beloved professor)
Dr. Stadler: Gustaf (in flashbacks) & Libertas (the 'liberal' prof and the one who abandoned the ideology)
Dr. Ferris: TNF (torture the capitalists)
Quentin Daniels: TJ (or perhaps simfan?)
Wesley Mouch: Bushie?

Midas Mulligan: t_host (only he knows how to run a bank)
Tony (The Wet Nurse): Sanchez (crossed over from the state's side - i.e. Rudy - to the light)
Head of State Thompson: Inks (threatening interrogations...)
Cuffy Meigs: One of our violent Communists - Snowstalker?
Dan Conway: Goldwater (hot weather railroad owner)
Ken Danagger: I'll take that as the PA capitalist
Ellis Wyatt: ElectionsGuy
Richard Halley: Maxwell (most musically-inclined RWer I believe alongside PiT/Sanchez who have roles and tmth seems gone)
Owen Kellogg: Spiral
The Starnes Siblings: Lief, HockeyDude and Snowguy (had to get a Midwesterner in there alongside ideological hacks)
Chick Morrison: OC - the perfect morale conditioner haha
Tinky Holloway: Logically Bandit as the looter
Judge Narragansett: Dallasfan

Every moocher: Krazen

Deus, Free Hawk, Small L, and DeadPrez certainly made it to Galt's Gulch too in lesser known capacities (Sorry no more characters). FreeHawk as a legislator who leaves the commie Capitol of course

Most negative stereotypes are not intended. I can't stop Rand's over-the-top harshness toward other ideologies or even the negative parts of heroes who are not absolutely perfect.

So I'd be good-guy Stadler? Well, I guess one can do worse.

Solarstorm seems upset that I called him creepy so he says that if he could cast a movie it'd be one in which he would murder and mutilate me and other people on the forum. I guess I should apologize for my slanderous accusation towards him.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Reaganfan Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: April 20, 2015, 09:57:06 am
And Sorry Politicus...but reading the first sentence of the Teutons on wikipedia says it all...

A Germanic tribe or Celtic people living in Jutland during Roman times.  Nowadays it means all Germanic language speaking people...which most certainly covers Denmark.

Yes, I know and never said otherwise. Did you not read my post above?

Most Germans and Swedes don't use irony, Danes do it constantly.

That's fair.  It is your deluge too.

Touche.



I'm sorry what? You don't think Swedes use irony? Lol.

Also, if your line is to consistently place irony you think is too obvious here I think that is a bit odd. Especially in the context of several people obviously not getting that Oakvale is ironic. This demonstrates that it is succesful and not bad.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Finnish parliamentary election – April 19th 2015 on: April 20, 2015, 09:25:10 am
It's amusing that Hifly would say something like that, seeing as he is one of the forum's most despised and ridiculed posters.
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