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1  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ukraine Crisis on: Today at 09:50:29 pm
Jews in the Donetsk PR are being told to register and provide a list of all their property. Meanwhile WSJ's Paul Sonne reports from Putin's long presser that Putin said eastern Ukraine is historically part of Russia and made a lot of sympathetic noises about Yanukovych. Combined with the Russian media reports that Yanukovych will be back in Donetsk in 2 weeks, I wouldn't be surprised if Putin militarily installed his puppet atop a puppet East Ukraine.

I doubt this is actually happening.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Simfan as Attorney General (Questioning) on: Today at 07:48:44 pm
Will you be able to serve competently after your long absence from the game?

I don't see why not. The fundamentals have remained constant.
3  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Let's talk (really) about RosettaStoned on: April 16, 2014, 08:40:00 pm
Since January 1 (I didn't look any earlier), there have only been 2 reported posts of his, excluding signature-related reports (which the mods dealt with) and Game of Thrones.

So, if this guy is so bad (I honestly don't see much of his posts), why aren't any of you who are now calling for his banning reporting them?

It might be just that we all have him on ignore at this point.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Bacon King Institute of Comedy on: April 16, 2014, 04:49:57 pm
Hillary Clinton is really well-liked in political circles, actually.  Senators, people from the Clinton administration and her staff generally say she's a really nice, fair, hard-working person.  The only arguably angry, mean thing she did was kill Vince Foster, but that was ages ago.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Martinez exposé shows nasty side on: April 16, 2014, 04:10:44 pm
Considering these tapes were "leaked" by people who hacked into her email account and are as a result under federal investigation, I'd say the "damage control" is done by itself. But of course you wonder whether if that'd make it into the Times or the New Yorker.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Martinez exposé shows nasty side on: April 16, 2014, 04:04:27 pm
This is actually ridiculous. As in terrible journalism. She's "weak on policy" because she didn't know the workings of some nonsense bureaucratic commission. She's "petty" because she minds her opponents. "Vindictive" because she uses less-than family friendly-language. Had this been about a Democrat they'd have complained about "pearl-clutching".
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Martinez exposé shows nasty side on: April 16, 2014, 03:53:04 pm
Wow, liberal magazine expects us to be shocked politician is politician. It's also a bit sexist... how dare a conservative woman be aggressive and pushy, etc! Of course, Hillary is a "strong" woman all the same.
8  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Let's talk (really) about RosettaStoned on: April 16, 2014, 03:10:47 pm
RosettaStoned: "Imma Nazi blah blah blah fascism"
Forum: *yawn*

RosettaStoned "Game of Thrones spoilerz!"
Forum: "HOW DARE YOU SAY THIS HORRIBLE THING BAN NOW PLZ"

The level of reaction on the forum to his various flavors of trolling has been... revealing, shall we say.

But, yeah, horrible poster, horrible person, unlike AD or Obamanation or any of the other popular recent targets he actually does deserve a ban... just wish people cared more about his Naziism than about their HBO shows.

Well I usually don't see his posts, as I have him on ignore. I wasn't even aware he was a Nazi. But I bothered looking in a harmless thread in off-topic, and what did I see? I wouldn't have said he should have been banned for it, but if he's espousing Nazism that's another matter entirely.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 16, 2014, 03:06:32 pm
bushie is a southern baptist dating a catholic allowed?

I believe it is, as they're just different denominations.  I discredit the Pope's feeling that Catholicism is superior and an entirely different religion than Protestantism.  It is not and neither are superior.

Not a feeling, infallible fact. The Church is not merely superior but objectively correct while your podunk hand-waving nonsense is wrong.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 16, 2014, 01:31:37 pm
bushie does allison reside with her parents?

Yes, she does, but she is looking for an apartment of her own near where she works.

so papa allison is eager to marry her off?

He wants his girl to be happy and with a good Christian man.

would she be allowed to date an atheist?

She would be allowed, but there's no way she would.  The Bible commands not to be unequally yoked, meaning Christians should not date non-Christians including atheists, muslims, jews, etc. The reasoning behind that often than not atheists bring the Christians down instead of the other way around. Denominations don't matter (Southern Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, etc), because in heaven there are no denomination designation (Galatians 3).  There will just be Christians.

This is one of the most disgusting things I have read on here (and I don't mean just update, I mean the forum as a whole)

No, this is.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Study: Marijuana use dangerous to young peoples' brains on: April 16, 2014, 01:26:58 pm
The study conducted by professors as the Harvard and Northwestern medical schools showed that marijuana use creates significant abnormalities in the brain. Of course, the weed "scientists" here will come and say this is false, and expect us to believe them, because they're the experts and the  tenured faculty are the junk scientists

http://jn.sfn.org/press/April-16-2014-Issue/zns01614005529.pdf

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For those young people — and their parents — who think that smoking pot in moderation isn’t harmful, it’s time to think again.

“There is this general perspective out there that using marijuana recreationally is not a problem — that it is a safe drug,” says Anne Blood, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and the co-senior author of the study, which is being published in the Journal of Neuroscience. “We are seeing that this is not the case.”

The scientists say theirs is the first study to examine the relationship between casual use of marijuana in young people and pot’s effects on two parts of the brain that regulate emotion and motivation. As such, it is sure to challenge many people’s assumptions that smoking a joint or two on the weekends is no big deal.

http://time.com/61940/recreational-pot-use-harmful-to-young-peoples-brains/
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 16, 2014, 11:20:18 am
That sounds unpleasantly dry.

Rice+meat+vegetables is a fine dinner. Do you need some sort of broth?

I'm thinking if you were to sautée the fish with some onions and sweet peppers, with a bit of oil, it would be pretty good. But just the fish is unpleasantly dry, yes.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 16, 2014, 11:15:52 am
I wonder if he can still make grilled burgers.
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: How many kids do you want? on: April 16, 2014, 10:40:20 am
Probably none. Children are loud, dirty, and awful. I don't really feel like trading my life in for taking care of them.

You sound a bit less firm there than you did when we last spoke. Tongue I don't get such thinking- we were all such children once, after all.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you able to boil pasta? on: April 16, 2014, 10:27:24 am
What, no. I like my pasta firmer than most.
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Game of Thrones on: April 16, 2014, 09:40:39 am
Ban RosettaStoned immediately for boring trolled coupled with excessive bravery.

I mean it's one thing to post spoilers but another entirely to be a d[inks] about it.
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: How many kids do you want? on: April 16, 2014, 09:15:47 am
Three sounds like a nice number, although two would be more realistic.
18  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: U.S denies visa to Hamid Abutalebi, Iranian choice for U.N Ambassador on: April 16, 2014, 09:13:47 am
Murder is indefensible.

This is very defensible.

No one is being killed because of this policy. No one is being physically harmed in any way because of it.

The only thing being hurt is the feelings of people who hate America.

Yeah, God forbid other countries should be remotely upset that we supported a brutal dictator in their country for decades. How dare they not bend to our will.

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19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 16, 2014, 01:45:21 am
That sounds unpleasantly dry.
20  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: April 16, 2014, 12:00:59 am
We're unbanning Einzige?

W.

T.

F.

Clearly there has been a palace coup amongst the moderation.

There was actually stronger support to unban him than there was to unban you.

How delightful. Was he not also banned for repeat sockpuppetry?

That was not the reason for his initial ban.  I just think the forum (especially you, considering your past) should not be too quick to pass judgment.  He was able to convince a large majority of the participating mods that he has changed, and he was able to convince Nym.  Give him a chance.

And I certainly shall. Smiley
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Residential Taxation Reform Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 15, 2014, 11:57:58 pm
Nay

Well because they already exist. What about the future? Who will innovate and create the new industries? The workers? They are too busy working.

Workers would be replaced by machines, freeing up labor to go on to more productive tasks, of course.

Like not working? Tongue
22  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: April 15, 2014, 11:41:07 pm
We're unbanning Einzige?

W.

T.

F.

Clearly there has been a palace coup amongst the moderation.

There was actually stronger support to unban him than there was to unban you.

How delightful. Was he not also banned for repeat sockpuppetry?
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you ever fix yourself non-meat dinners? on: April 15, 2014, 11:39:11 pm
Yes (lenten fast, and poor).
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 15, 2014, 11:32:28 pm
Aren't you the one that's had "three heart attacks"?
25  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: April 15, 2014, 10:43:57 pm
We're unbanning Einzige?

W.

T.

F.

Clearly there has been a palace coup amongst the moderation.
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