Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 01, 2014, 03:21:53 pm
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Please delete your old personal messages.

  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 426
1  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion II on: Today at 03:21:27 pm
BNP expels ex-leader Nick Griffin http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29453341

lol
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: what should be the burden of proof for campus justice system sexual assaults? on: Today at 02:52:35 pm
It's not as if any judgement occurs in the university bureaucracy, right? Or that going to them is a traumatising experience in and of itself, yes?

My mistake.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Hifly15 for SoEA (Questioning) on: Today at 02:49:10 pm
You mentioned free trade agreements with the Chinese. Should not any agreement made with China, or indeed any other nation, be based upon its human rights record, especially with regard to how it treats the workers there? Should we not press for stronger policy with regards to cheap labor, not just for China, but for other nations as well?

Or on the principle it would be economically suicidal, for a number of reasons?
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Labor Party Fall 2014 Convention - San Francisco, CA - BYLAWS on: Today at 02:42:15 pm
Non-Laborites who persistently disturb this Convention will be tased, hauled off by Governor Varavour's Armed People's Republican Guards.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: Today at 02:40:04 pm
Snowstalker is one of those people not allowed to make jokes.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: what should be the burden of proof for campus justice system sexual assaults? on: Today at 02:35:24 pm

The Community Standards Agreement treats all allegations of assault as truth, and stipulates that Bored members must take steps against any member reported as an alleged assailant.

“We don't care if something is not confirmed, we aren't interested in having alleged perpetrators in our group,” CUMB Head Manager Edith Lerner, BC ’16, said in an official statement. “We recognize that there could be problems with the policy, but we wanted it implement it [sic] right away so that our new members this year knew right off the bat what our values are and how serious we are about our community.”

These people can't possibly be serious. In what universe is this idea anything other than patently retarded? Basically they are making a rule that if you decide you don't like someone you can instantly destroy them at one's own whim. Wow.

Ugh. Why does everybody have to be so stupid about everything?

What are you talking about? It's not like this is an environment in which one can randomly cry that they were raped with zero consequence to them. This is something that carries a great deal of social stigma and intense questioning.

If there was truly some wave of false accusations, as you seem to believe this would enable, the stigma would subside, and in turn we could adopt a more rigorous standard of proof. It's a negative cycle which must be broken at some point, whether it be for the sake of morality, social justice, basic human decency, whatever you want to call it.
7  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Let's talk about WillipsBrighton on: Today at 02:23:10 pm
Why won't he stop? I liked him.

Sad
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: what should be the burden of proof for campus justice system sexual assaults? on: Today at 02:11:17 pm

In other words, due to the unique, traumatic, and burdensome nature of sexual assault, there should be a presumption of guilt in such cases as far as the collegiate realm is concerned.

It's really distracting that "board" seems to be misspelled throughout the whole piece.

It's a quirk of the marching band, apparently.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How many detentions and suspensions did you get in high school? on: Today at 02:04:40 pm
I got quite a few back in middle school, enough to get myself Saturday detention. All for lateness.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: If you were drafted, would you serve or evade? on: Today at 02:02:41 pm
I would evade or serve based on which I thought would best advance the class struggle.

Marxist rhetoric aside, I hope all your answers would be conditional- invading a random country is quite  different from the country being invaded.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: what should be the burden of proof for campus justice system sexual assaults? on: Today at 01:54:03 pm

In other words, due to the unique, traumatic, and burdensome nature of sexual assault, there should be a presumption of guilt in such cases as far as the collegiate realm is concerned.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: what should be the burden of proof for campus justice system sexual assaults? on: Today at 01:14:41 pm
Accusation:

http://columbiaspectator.com/news/2014/10/01/columbia-university-marching-bands-sexual-assault-policy-stems-members-personal
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: August 2014 Napa Valley Earthquake Relief for the Pacific Act (Debating) on: Today at 12:49:59 pm
Aye

Why?
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Senator TNF: In Defense of hifly15 on: Today at 12:45:26 pm
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Plane with 239 people on board crashes in Southern Indian Ocean on: Today at 12:13:37 pm
http://ww2.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/2014/09/29/mh370-search-reveals-vast-underwater-world-with-huge-volcanoes-and-ridges-deeper-than-the-grand-canyon
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: Today at 11:36:57 am
I would never allow a Mormon to step foot in my home. You're a braver man than I, Tweed.

Aren't you supposedly supporting one for President now?

Doesn't mean I would let him step foot in my house, though.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's Party October Convention - Friday 3 October - Wednesday 8 October on: Today at 11:04:19 am
Where is the convention?
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: Today at 08:39:05 am
Whatever happened to Mercy and Phelix?
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: CANONICAL UPDATE READING LIST on: Today at 08:35:07 am
Update this list, lol.
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Report confirms that FL is still a 3rd world-like state when it comes to voting on: Today at 08:20:50 am
Do you know what "third world" means?
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: California Adopts 'Yes Means Yes' Sexual Assault Rule on: September 30, 2014, 11:19:47 pm
This thread is a train wreck what the Christ did nobody else notice Mortimer claiming that spousal rape doesn't exist - by telling a story about how his friend was spousally raped??

Again, trying to find sinister intent in everything.

I said no such thing. Spousal rape exists for sure. Don't be a pedant.

Very well. Surely you've heard of "quitting while you're ahead"?
22  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Let's talk about WillipsBrighton on: September 30, 2014, 11:18:39 pm
The irritating thing is he does seem to have a genuine interest in international politics, and before he revealed himself to be a complete bonehead, I genuinely thought he was quite an insightful, well-informed user.

Something like this.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: September 30, 2014, 10:20:23 pm
So I was standing in a rather large line at my local Wal-Mart today behind a couple families that I know from when I went to church with my family in year younger. It was the only register open so there wasn't much of another option to get my 12 pack of Mountain Dew for a party I was heading to. I was wondering why the line was going nowhere when I decided to poke my head up front to see what the holdup was. It was a little old lady who didn't have enough for her groceries and she was trying to talk the cashier into letting her get away with being short. This struck me as odd until I found out she was a mere $0.21 short of her purchase. Now all these families were just staring and there was even two making fun of her. I walked up and handed my soda to the cashier, handed him a $5 and told her to keep the change. One of the middle aged women (I knew these people, so I also knew that they all make over 6 digits) grabbed her kid and yelled very loudly, "See that man? He's acting just like Jesus wants us to." For some reason this set me off, so I turned around. I haven't shaved in awhile so I'm rocking some nice scruff, a Slayer shirt, and gym shorts, so it must have been a nice sight. Very loudly, I said "Like Jesus? Ma'am I'm an atheist who makes minimum wage and I was the one who stepped up to help her? Your hypocritical Christianity is an inspiration to us all." As I stormed out, a couple of the cart boys started to whistle and cheer, soon shoppers joined in and even the cashier. I gave a wave and went off with a feeling of accomplishment.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 30, 2014, 10:03:57 pm
Just got fired. Resumes usual pattern of TV-watching and having family dinners with distant relatives who randomly show up all the time. Way to make those changes to be successful. Give yourself a pat on the back.

I mean seriously... why do we all keep on bothering with this?
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: PA2: Amendment to the Revised Rules of Order on: September 30, 2014, 08:17:09 pm
Just to pop in here shortly.
You refer to the legislative body always as "Legislative Council". However, the Constitution always refers to our legislative body as "Pacific Council". Surely, the difference is practically non-existent, but legally speaking I guess you would refer always to another legislative body, not created in the constitution. Maybe add a sentence that changes the name from "Pacific Council" to "Legislative Council"?

Sec. 2, Cl. 2 of the Revised Rules of Order (as they presently stand) do just that.

Quote
SECTION 2. DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS

2. Legislative Council - the Legislative Council of The People's Region of the Pacific, by which name the regional legislature shall be known.

Standard debate time has now ended.

I would like to make some further changes to the Revised Rules of Order through this bill, therefore , I move to extend debate until otherwise motioned. If no objections to this motion are made within 12 hours, it will be considered carried.
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 426


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines