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126  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ukraine Crisis on: January 22, 2015, 08:58:13 pm
I'd say it's a knee jerk reaction made out of pure opposition to the Western powers more than anything based in logic and reality. I suspect it might the same here.

Yeah, it's kind of "geo-political hipsterdom".  They support just about any regime as long as it is "anti-Western".
127  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ukraine Crisis on: January 22, 2015, 04:31:38 pm
It's a little unnerving how effective the Kremlin's propaganda has been in swaying the opinions of impressionable young Americans.

This. It's incredibly annoying to see the Internet Libertarians League and some elements of the radical left come to the defense of Putin's Imperial ambitions.
128  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 21, 2015, 09:47:08 pm
Is this supposed to count as 'humor'?

Yes, but of course you wouldn't get it.
129  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which Economic Sytem ? on: January 21, 2015, 12:54:55 pm
The one that's successful.

So you voted mixed economy? It is the correct answer after all.
130  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Your opinion of the TV show ... on: January 21, 2015, 12:52:39 pm
I liked it.
131  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Paying out money to terrorists/ISIS in exchange for hostages' lives? on: January 21, 2015, 12:51:48 pm
Paying the money would only guarantee that they take more hostages.  It's a hard lesson that some countries desperately need to learn.
132  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Guess the next POTUS on: January 20, 2015, 11:44:10 pm
Hillary Clinton.

She's by no means a certainty, but her odds right now are far better than any other likely candidate.
133  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Could you see a Romney-Huckabee Unity Ticket? on: January 20, 2015, 11:22:08 pm
No, he appears socially conservative.

That's what really matters.
134  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Yet Another 9-0 SCOTUS ruling (For Religious Freedom) on: January 20, 2015, 10:56:16 pm
Excellent decision and good to see it's a unanimous one as well.
135  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: SCOTUS to decide SSM this term on: January 20, 2015, 12:52:37 am
I'm afraid they're going to use this as cover for some horrible decision involving economics/finance/the political system, such as striking down the subsidies in the Affordable Care Act.

This is exactly the scenario I'm afraid of. It sounds crass but Id' gladly trade the gay marriage decision for upholding the ACA subsidies.

136  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Karl Marx vs Ayn Rand on: January 20, 2015, 12:47:15 am
Marx, of course.
137  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Opinion of Debbie Wasserman Schultz on: January 20, 2015, 12:28:22 am
I want Howard Dean back.
138  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: US Army recruits for "Mission for God" on: January 19, 2015, 12:36:10 am
139  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Could you see a Romney-Huckabee Unity Ticket? on: January 18, 2015, 09:53:00 pm
5. He has no military experience. Although Democrats can get away with having nominees with no military service, Republicans can't get away with having both the President and Vice-President lacking military service.

Romney/Ryan? They didn't lose because of a lack of military experience.
140  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Perry says he is ready to run on: January 17, 2015, 08:49:22 pm
Don't underestimate Rick Perry.
141  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you pro-sex or anti-sex? on: January 17, 2015, 08:47:57 pm
Pro-sex, obviously.
142  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Holder limits seized-asset sharing that split billions with local, state police on: January 17, 2015, 08:45:28 pm
A very necessary step, but not enough to eradicate the problem.
143  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: RNC imposes new debate rules on: January 16, 2015, 02:12:11 am
RNC officials also have been interested in having greater control over the format and moderators of the debates. A frequent complaint inside the RNC headquarters is that the 2012 primary moderators were more interested in talking about differences among candidates than helping voters rally behind a favored candidate.

If the RNC gets its way, moderators would agree to keep debates focused on topics Priebus prefers and avoid intraparty squabbling.

So they are literally saying that the moderators aren't biased enough in favor of the establishment pick? Wow.
144  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Male Privilege on: January 16, 2015, 01:59:22 am
I fear for the day this incredible stupid discussion about privilege spread from the internet to real life, it's not young middle class twits with an pseudo education wasn't obnoxious enough before they tried to make themselves into victims.

Of course they're going to get a rude wake up call when they leave their tumblr echo chambers and have to discuss this in real life.

This.

Recreational Outrage will make this country increasingly harder to govern as time goes on.
145  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What outcome wouldn't be embarrassing for Romney? on: January 15, 2015, 12:12:47 am
Actually winning and becoming President, but I think losing by a razor-thin margin against someone like Hillary would be "acceptable" as well.
146  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Male Privilege on: January 15, 2015, 12:07:27 am
There are situations in which it pays to be a man. And similarly, there are situations where the opposite is true. Simplistic attempts to determind to what degree is one sex favored over the other (and even here not in any real measursable way)  misses the critical point that different people are put into very different situations over the course of their lives. So, in short, it depends. A lot. If that makes me some sort of hat in the viewpoint of others on an internet forum, I can live with that. I've never seen the point in simply aimlessly following the crowd on an internet forum.
147  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: job fairs on: January 14, 2015, 09:59:59 pm
Mostly worthless.
148  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which country would you prefer the US to be allied with? on: January 13, 2015, 04:51:38 pm
Just a thought:

Imagine the progress we could've made had we sided with the Pan-Arab Nationalists instead of Israel in the 1950's-70's.

Ugh.

149  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mayor Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta) under fire for firing anti-gay fire chief on: January 13, 2015, 04:46:28 pm
Disgusting. Has nothing to do with his competence as a fire chief.
150  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Rottendam mayor to fellow (non-integrating) Muslims on live TV: "f*** off" on: January 13, 2015, 01:58:43 pm
It is only conditionally their country. That goes for ethnic Dutch people too. If you don't believe in enlightenment values, why do you even want to stay in an enlightened country? He shouldn't even need to tell people to f off, they should be going on their own.
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