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101  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: WSJ with the sad story of our nation's struggling poor on: September 09, 2014, 12:52:41 pm
Moral of the story: Yankees are criminally-insane overspenders who put the economic security of our nation in jeopardy

Not everybody who lives in the Northeast works on Wall Street, ya know.
102  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Hammer and sickle spray-painted on statue of Confederate general on: September 07, 2014, 10:34:03 pm
Good, good. Tear it down and sell it for scrap.
103  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Confession Booth: Post something very personal about yourself on: September 07, 2014, 01:53:44 am
Confessions:

- I struggle with what seem to be two "me's". One me is nice, loving, outgoing, compassionate and friendly. The other "me" is mean, bitter, paranoid, hateful and full of wrath and spite and is distinctly amoral. Now that I'm on my medication again the good me dominates, but sometimes when I'm drinking the bad me comes out. And it comes out in force (as you guys are well aware, no doubt). I wish the "bad me" would just go away, but I know it will never fully happen and that hopefully with my medication I will learn to control it and not let it dominate me.

- Whenever I do something especially mean or hateful, I regret it massively and have a hard time forgiving myself. Even if it's something that seems petty. For example once when I was in 8th grate I was talking to a mutual friend about what someone else had said, I didn't know her name (she was really fat and had horrible acne) so I referred to her as "fat girl". She overheard me and I noticed tears streaming down her cheeks. I have never forgiven myself for this incident and others and sometimes cry about it. I'm so sorry about how stupid and immature I was to say that (to be fair, I didn't know she could hear it). But I know there is nothing I can do to take it back and it slays me. There are other similar incidents. I can never forgive myself for these petty (in the grand scheme of things) incidents, but have a much easier time forgiving others for past transgressions against myself.

- I probably have a drinking problem. I drink (like 8 or so beers worth, at once, unless I have whiskey then it's mixed drinks) almost every day because most of the time it makes me happy but sometimes it backfires and I should probably do something about it.

- I beat myself up constantly for not being "good enough". I feel like I will never be happy or successful. I am constantly comparing myself to other people and being disappointed... in myself. I just wish I was better. Someone else even.

- I struggled massively with severe depression from ages 16-18 roughly. I tried to kill myself several times but failed. I'm surprised I didn't go full-on insane (maybe I did). Literally years of mental torture, it's impossible to truly describe. One of my botched attempts was discovered and I got on medication which changed everything but I still struggle with depression but not nearly as much as I did then. I stooped taking my meds for a good while and fell back down and only recently have I truly begun to recover, but even then there are still elements of it. However I am however an excellent bullsh**ter and manage to hide this almost totally from my IRL associates and friends.

- I am a very emotional and sensitive person even though I try to put off a cynical and stoic front. Unfortunately this "front" seeps into my character and shapes it.

- I have a secret plan to kill myself around age 30 if my life isn't getting on track. The idea is to make it look like an accident to spare my loved ones the grief and guilt.

There you have it.
104  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Estonian officer kidnapped by Russians on: September 06, 2014, 08:03:11 pm
I'm sure the resident useful idiots will try to explain this away.
105  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Woman, mattress, rape, performance art on: September 06, 2014, 08:00:01 pm
I thought Cory had promised to leave the forum? See, he's such a sh!tty poster that he doesn't even keep his promises.

I never promised to permanently leave the forum.
106  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Woman, mattress, rape, performance art on: September 06, 2014, 09:44:32 am
If she named the person she is accusing, wouldn't it be defamation of character? Considering that as far as the law is concerned it "never happened"?

What?  That's not how "defamation of character" works.


No I mean if she went around accusing someone of something like that without formally filing charges. Because I mean c'mon this seems like a pretty clear cut case here unless she has any evidence.
107  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Uniformed "Sharia Police" patrols German city on: September 05, 2014, 09:15:50 pm
Please kill yourself.

Not surprised that you'd respond that way; and no, I won't.

Well at least I can sit comfortable in the knowledge that we've already won and your cause is a lost one. In 50 years your kids and grand-kids will be Just. Like. Us. They will watch "our" TV networks, listen to "our" music, and share "our" values. This has been the trend since about the 1960's, and it's not turning back anytime soon.
108  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Uniformed "Sharia Police" patrols German city on: September 05, 2014, 09:09:31 pm
I actually agree with some of the goals of these people; and I understand why Muslims might be angry with Western countries over their continued interference in the affairs of their countries, which I happen to oppose myself. That said, it still doesn't make sense for Muslims to keep moving en masse to countries that they have such negative feelings towards. I get the Muslim criticism towards the decadence of modern Western society and the imperialistic behavior of many Western countries; but it's our job to change that, not theirs. We don't need the Qu'ran to teach us moral ways, we already have a book called the Holy Bible which can do that for us. We just need to start heeding its words again. Muslims are right to criticize the West's acceptance of feminism, homosexuality, alcoholism, pornography, pre-marital sex, immodest dress, suggestive dancing, certain types of music, gambling and other such degenerate influences that are damaging to society; but we have the power to stop that degeneracy ourselves if we would just crack open our Bibles again. Christianity is the solution to the West's moral dilemma; not Islam.

Disgruntled.
109  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Woman, mattress, rape, performance art on: September 05, 2014, 09:06:27 pm
If she named the person she is accusing, wouldn't it be defamation of character? Considering that as far as the law is concerned it "never happened"?
110  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Woman, mattress, rape, performance art on: September 05, 2014, 12:38:56 pm
There is always this side of the story, too. I knew a guy who had a falling out with a family friend, and the friend went to the police and said he molested her sons and no one believed him even though there was no physical evidence of the molestation and he was sent away for 8 years.

The point is that someone could have raped dozens of women over the years and just get a stern talking to and one guy who is celibate or a virgin could be sent to prison for years for raping someone he never even laid a finger on. The problem is that we don't really know what happens much of time because many, if not most, people have unhealthy views on sexuality.

Which is why we should err on the side of the evidence, as called for in the justice system. We shouldn't buy into this Nancy Grace hysteria bullsh**t that middle-aged women seem to love.
111  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Uniformed "Sharia Police" patrols German city on: September 05, 2014, 12:35:16 pm
And they wonder why no one likes them. The Muslims in Europe are the guests of the local people, and should learn to behave as such.
112  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UNICEF; 1 in 10 women sexually assaulted by age 20 on: September 05, 2014, 12:24:26 pm
I don't think we should consider cyberbullying in sexual assault statistics.

Cyberbullying can be considered a form of sexual assault.

Almost anything "can" be considered assault. It's about bringing some common sense to this equation. Being called fat on Facebook isn't sexual assault.
113  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Woman, mattress, rape, performance art on: September 05, 2014, 12:21:07 pm
Is there any evidence that this happened as she said? No?

We don't just take every word a complaining witness or alleged victim says as Gospel. That's not how it works. It sucks this is what it took for her and others to realize this. There is a due process procedure and it annoys me how people are willing to handwave it entirely as soon as a case that touches their emotions comes up.

I know some people who work in law enforcement. And the thing is they have to scrutinize these cases because, and I know this will rub people the wrong way, but these kinds of things are made up all the time. Most of the rape accusations they get eventually turn out to be fabricated out of personal spite before they even make it to court. Usually nobody is charged with anything.

I don't get this mentality that whenever someone is on trial for rape we automatically believe everything to alleged victim says and assume the accused is guilty until proven innocent.
114  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: If GOP wins control of Senate, will they try to impeach Obama? on: September 04, 2014, 11:05:14 pm
Would be such a waste of time and idiotic, it's not going to happen no matter what Ted Cruz says.
115  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Glenn Beck: Hillary will win in 2016 on: September 04, 2014, 08:42:12 am
A broken clock is right twice a day. This appears to be one time when Glenn Beck is right.
116  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Morality of working on campaigns for HP politicians? on: September 03, 2014, 07:16:47 pm
It's fine, so long as you are using it as a stepping stone to some kind of greater good.
117  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Opinion of this statement on: September 03, 2014, 07:16:01 pm
More like, if you landlord made a commitment to you upon hiring that he would pay for all utilities and then suddenly decided cable was no longer a utility and dropped it while keeping rent at the same rate.
118  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Re: Who is guilty of felony murder in these scenarios? on: September 03, 2014, 07:15:00 pm
The second example doesn't even make sense. Neither of them is guilty of murder obviously. I don't see how dealing drugs to someone could in any way link you to them killing someone in self-defense.
119  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary vs. Generic R on: September 03, 2014, 05:25:45 pm
120  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Swedish artist sentenced for 'racist' art on: September 03, 2014, 05:19:28 pm
I always thought that those European speech bans and bans on symbols were absurd.
121  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: al-Shabab on the ropes on: September 03, 2014, 05:16:52 pm
Good. Crush them and show no mercy.
122  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: State Representative to Utah Legislature: hospitals can be dangerous.... on: September 03, 2014, 05:08:27 pm
What a moron.
123  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Sen. Gillibrand: I was sexually harassed by men in Congress on: September 03, 2014, 05:07:58 pm
I think she would have said the names if they were Republicans. I bet they're Southern Democrats.

Probably not even. It would be a "breach" of sorts and other Senators would have a hard time trusting her in the future. I would think the milieu in the Senate is that these kinds of things are handled "in-house".

Keep in mind that the claims would be denied and can't really be substantiated anyways. It would backfire.
124  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which 2016 GOP presidential candidate's dad is more racist? on: September 02, 2014, 10:07:37 pm
Ted Cruz's dad, hands down.
125  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: American forces bomb ISIS targets in Iraq on: September 02, 2014, 10:02:02 pm
The UK should join in on the bombing after they execute David Haines.

As should France. An international effort will be required to defeat the Islamic State. I'm glad to hear reports that Iranian air units have begun giving some close air support to Iraqi forces.
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