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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: Today at 06:42:36 pm
I just dream of youngish white men with glasses (again, except those whose faces I know - Snowstalker, Bushie, Afleitch, Adam Fitz).
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: RIP Mayor Marion Barry on: Today at 04:49:05 pm
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: favorite U.S. city tournament (quarterfinals) on: November 22, 2014, 11:57:50 pm
New York
Washington
San Francisco
Seattle
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Does the Midwest deserve Governor FitzGerald? on: November 22, 2014, 05:33:40 pm
Flo, baby, don't let the mean man hurt you. Adam can't we find some other Laborite to be governor?
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1960 Primaries on: November 21, 2014, 06:08:55 pm
Estes and Soapy!
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever participated in a protest? on: November 21, 2014, 04:18:23 pm
I protested against the vote suppression and antidemocratic machinations of the student council last February, but that's it.
7  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1812 Election (Long Live the King) on: November 20, 2014, 01:32:08 pm
List of Presidents

1. George Washington (I-VA) 1789-1797
2. Thomas Jefferson (DR-VA) 1797-1801
3. John Adams (F-MA) 1801-1805
4. Thomas Jefferson (DR-VA) 1805-1809
5. George Clinton (DR-NY) 1809-1812

6. Rufus King (F-NY) 1812-present
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1812 Election (Long Live the King) on: November 20, 2014, 01:20:03 pm
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your height? on: November 20, 2014, 01:07:05 pm
Somewhere between 5'11" and 6'.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Did you like gym class in school? on: November 19, 2014, 06:25:50 pm
It was and still is the worst.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: History shows Hillary unlikely to win on: November 19, 2014, 04:19:06 pm
http://xkcd.com/1122/
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What's your birthday? on: November 19, 2014, 12:42:49 pm
April 15, same as Kim il-Sung.
And ChairmanSanchez! And the sinking of the Titanic. And the death of Abe Lincoln...

And the Mississippi Floods of 1927, Jackie Robinson's major league debut, the Boston Marathon bombing. And on birthdays it's Leonardo da Vinci, Henry James, Emile Durkheim, A. Philip Randolph, Corrie ten Boom, Nikita Krushchev, Vigdis Finnbogadottir, and Dodi Fayed.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What's your birthday? on: November 18, 2014, 07:56:06 pm
April 15, same as Kim il-Sung.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - Lowborn Egoism Herrings on: November 18, 2014, 04:16:06 pm
I did a trivia thing for school and it was OK.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Snow driving... on: November 18, 2014, 12:53:19 pm
Our cars run on snow up here.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who do you support in the raging sexism battle in the Absurdity thread? on: November 18, 2014, 06:36:22 am
The side Memphis isn't on.
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Reddit on: November 18, 2014, 06:34:55 am
A decent place sadly afflicted by the cancers of libertarianism and MRAs.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: IMPORTANT - Midwest Recall on: November 17, 2014, 09:56:55 pm
You can't fool everyone, Governor. It's time for you to go.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Summarize the Previous Poster in One Sentence or Less on: November 17, 2014, 08:13:41 pm
Teenage libertarian.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Papal Patch (some clarification if you even bother) on: November 17, 2014, 07:33:37 pm
Thank you.

Obviously Callixtus and Camerlengo do not like me very much.

I got them them exiled.

I actually like you very much, although I don't see what the last sentence is supposed to mean Tongue

Luv ya buddy!

Well, I carried on so much about the big land grab and the rebels moved off shore, so..........

Well, I'm still coming to Vermont for weekends.

And Ganonsyoni never technically surrendered.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Summarize the Previous Poster in One Sentence or Less on: November 17, 2014, 12:44:09 pm
That atheist fellow who had a bad experience with the Navy.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The mess that is the Pacific (and its Constitution) on: November 17, 2014, 01:12:59 am
Everyone's active in the Papal Patch, and we're just a hop, skip, and boat ride away from y'all.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Papal Patch (some clarification if you even bother) on: November 17, 2014, 01:10:55 am
Thank you.

Obviously Callixtus and Camerlengo do not like me very much.

I got them them exiled.

My name is Alfred (formerly Urban, formerly Alfred, formerly Urban). Camerlengo is my position, thank you very much. And I don't believe I've committed any criminal acts.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Papal Patch (some clarification if you even bother) on: November 16, 2014, 05:48:04 pm
<3
I love you

awthxbby
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: November 16, 2014, 04:29:08 pm
Saying how are you doing to a woman on the street is not flirting. It's not a flirting type of situation. It's an assertion of power in allowing yourself to invade someone's private space without having to care about their opinion on it.

What?

The pearl-clutching Gustaf strikes again.

His views on reproduction are, frankly, horrifying and omnicidal.  

My views on reproduction? What on Earth are you talking about?

I understand you guys don't get it but I was pointing out the difference between flirting with someone at a bar, for example, and hollering at women in the street.

It never ceases to entertain me that so many American men seem to think that the only working and reasonable way of interacting with women is some sort of borderline sexual harassment. I do just fine acting like a normal human being. Maybe you should try it sometimes.

It's just a hyperbolic joke, Pearl, that if we all followed your guidelines when it came to flirting that the birth rate would drop to extinction levels.  Most forms of socially acceptable flirting certainly seem to horrify you.  

That literally makes no sense. You think most babies are born because men yell sexual abuse at women in streets?

I haven't gone more than a week or so without having sex in the last couple of years and I've never engaged in any of the type of sexual harassment you think is so important to defend.

See, it's actually perfectly possible to engage with women as human beings and then have sex with them. You should give it a try just once. Smiley
Because saying "How are you doing" to a woman is sexual harassment. Roll Eyes Frankly, there is nothing in the world more demeaning and less like treating women as human beings than putting them in a carbonite box with a fragile label on it. People are allowed to greet other people. It's a simple courtesy, and usually doesn't have any implied sexual undertones whatsoever.  Is everybody in Scandinavia so impersonal and unfriendly?

Lol. Yeah, men are constantly yelling "how are you doing!" to other men walking by their construction sites. Your MRA nonsense isn't convincing anyone Memphis.

What's happening in that video is not greeting. If you didn't hate women and their rights so much it'd be pretty obvious to you.

I'll admit I usually don't shout random comments at strangers in the street and many non-Swedish women I've talked to greatly appreciate that they can feel safer and more comfortable walking the streets of Stockholm compared to their home countries. If you had any empathy, maybe you'd understand that.

(I'll also note, before complaints start coming in, that yes, it'd make more sense to have this discussion in the actual thread. But you might notice that in their typical cowardly fashion none of these guys actually engaged with responding to any of the analysis in the thread in question)

HockeyDude, you're not making much sense. If it's such a great thing to catcall then what is your reason for not doing it? I also notice that you apparently abandoned your line of argument altogether. You seemed to think that I was opposed to standard flirting to the point where it'd (hyperbolically, yes) threaten human reproduction, yet you don't yourself do any of the things I oppose? Are you saying you're a prude? Shocked

No, because that kind of stuff is not my style.  A catcall or cheesy pickup line is ridiculous from someone like me; I present myself as someone whose appeal comes from being intellectual and quirky.  But our brutes and our fats... they need the cheese.  So let them have the cheese.  I don't expect a jock to woo a woman with political and philosophical banter.  At the same time, I don't think his version of courting a female is necessarily misogyny.

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this hurt my mind

I'm sorry, but I don't see what is so horrible about expecting people to flirt in different ways.

Or is it that you don't expect men to flirt with girls at all?   

Are you seriously defending men catcalling and harassing women on the street because "they need the cheese"?
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