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126  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Tom Tancredo on: May 26, 2014, 02:19:20 pm
127  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Do you support any form of eugenics? on: May 25, 2014, 07:00:11 pm
Am I the only one who do the responsible thing if I caught HIV/AIDS?

Kill yourself (and the person who gave it to you). It's what any decent person would do.

All that took was a quick Google search.  First result, no less.

A.) That has nothing to do with "disabled people".

B.) I was drunk when I posted that and should have said I would just kill myself if I got HIV/AIDS.
128  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which group of people is more insufferable? on: May 25, 2014, 06:23:08 pm
Hillarybots, of course.

People to forget precisely how racist she was in 2008.

Seriously?

*rolls eyes*
129  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Do you support any form of eugenics? on: May 25, 2014, 05:43:20 pm
No I don't. Stop lying about my record.

Seriously? Your 'record'? Get real, Cory.

Well, that's exactly what you're doing.
130  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Do you support any form of eugenics? on: May 25, 2014, 12:14:03 am
I see that Antonio's already fielded this question about your views in general, so I'll answer it about this subject specifically. You'll find a kindred spirit (although Lucy Maud Montgomery is surely turning in her grave for my use of that phrase in this context!) on this very forum. Seek out a poster called Cory if you're interested. He doesn't hate poor people as much as you do, but he hates disabled people more, so it balances out.

No I don't. Stop lying about my record.

Supporting parent's rights to have genes leading to things like down syndrome be removed =/= "hating disabled people".
131  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Would/do you support the War In Iraq? on: May 23, 2014, 07:25:59 pm
I don't support war under any circumstances.

That's just stupid.
132  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Governor 1 Percent on: May 23, 2014, 06:00:02 pm
True Leftists should be more grateful that Hillary will save us from a Cuomo nomination/presidency.
133  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Reparations and the Democratic Primary on: May 22, 2014, 05:56:50 pm
Never. Gonna. Happen. Democrats struggle enough with white voters already.
134  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Howard Dean: Republicans are "not American," should "stay away from our country" on: May 22, 2014, 07:26:20 am
It's a fact that the Republican Party is engaging in an organized campaign to suppress and discourage voting.  Call that undemocratic, un-American, unfair or whatever, it's wrong.  If you delicate sensibilities were hurt, I don't really feel sorry for you.  You ought to feel more sorry for people who are being disenfranchised by Republicans.

This is the correct response.
135  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The abductions in Nigeria on: May 21, 2014, 04:09:24 pm
Are you able to comment on any issue without somehow mentioning how horrible Obama is?

True Leftists are required by a law of the universe to disagree with every foreign action taken by the US Government ever. They are like a left-wing version of Alex Jones truther types. Literally everything has to be a conspiracy.
136  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Is the World Getting Better Overall on: May 21, 2014, 01:43:52 pm
Yes.
137  General Discussion / History / Re: Was World War II a societal decision point? on: May 19, 2014, 10:23:00 am
The lack of major wars comparability has much more to do with the invention of the Atomic bomb then anything else. If not for nuclear weapons we would almost certainly have faced WWIII between the Soviets and NATO. The incentive for not invading Western Europe is much, much lower for the Soviets in a world without nuclear weapons. Matter of fact without nukes there is a damn good chance the Soviets could even win a WWIII scenario if they invade in the 1950's.
138  General Politics / Economics / Re: Will we have to reform our whole system of economics once robots do everything? on: May 19, 2014, 10:05:28 am
I've always though about this concept. I think in the future automation and advanced AI will do almost everything for us but the transition will be tough.

Eventually as this goes on we will enter into the "20/80" society (as per The Global Trap). What happens when not only are 80% of people permanently employed, but only 20% of the population is physically needed and thus capable of getting a job? The fact is we will have to institute a guaranteed income, and most of the population will be on it. Perceptions about the inherent morality of "earning your keep" will fade as work itself as we know it becomes increasingly a thing of the past.

The problem isn't necessarily when we enter a 20/80 society, but when we enter in a "80/20" society. Meaning that although about 80% of society still is needed to work but 20% or so are unemployed. The problem is that the "80%" may come to resent the unemployed 20% and smugly not realize that they will be next to be replaced soon. These people will vote against the institution of social-democratic reforms need to stabilize this situation because they stupidly view the unemployed as "freeloaders".

And then there will be the "machine-breakers". The people who think we should ban or restrict this new technology because it increases unemployment. This would be the "left" of the reaction to this development. This is a foolish position as the technology is objectively good, and they should the social system that makes it necessary for increases in productivity to be matched by increases in poverty.

I don't think capitalism as we know it can survive this, as wage labor becomes a thing of the past and incomes level out and people have unlimited free time the profit motive will dissipate.
139  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What is Hillary Clinton's Floor? on: May 16, 2014, 10:29:04 pm
Floor:



Ceiling:

140  General Discussion / History / Re: Opinion of Operation Unthinkable on: May 16, 2014, 01:36:44 pm
Silly Operation that would have almost certainly failed and possibly even given the Soviets control of all mainland Europe. But then again if the Soviets take over Europe "who will feed them"? Not to mention the public in the UK and America would be massively opposed to such a thing.

That's why it was called "Unthinkable" after all.
141  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which GOP candidates run only if another doesn't? on: May 16, 2014, 01:31:49 pm
Why would Bush not run in favor of Rubio, who is clearly (I think) doomed? I understand they are both from Florida but I would think Bush is the "Senior Partner" of the two, and is the one who actually has a chance of winning.
142  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Forsyth County, GA gets back in touch with its roots on: May 15, 2014, 09:00:04 am
Not a big deal, move on.
143  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should prescription drug advertising be legal? on: May 14, 2014, 12:59:50 pm
You know, those, "Ask your doctor about blah blah blah" ads, which then go on in the long narration quickly about all the potential side effects.

There's actually only two countries in the world where this is legal: The US and New Zealand. Has always struck me as kind of pointless. I really hope doctors aren't being swayed by ads or patients asking about things because of ads. I doubt that's the case so I don't see it as a huge deal, but I really don't see much of a purpose for this.

This is the case, and it's a huge deal. The drug companies even send salespeople to tell doctors how much more money they make if the prescribe such-and-such drug.
144  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Was the American Revolution Justified on: May 14, 2014, 12:56:21 pm
We would only become the powerhouse if we united and didn't remain separate colonies. Considering how effective the British were at divide and rule and keeping nations apart, (Sudan, India, etc.) I doubt we would have united and I doubt we would have controlled anything.

That's the thing, the American Colonists would have to be granted seats in Parliament and the "White" Colonies would be incorporated into the British Federal Government. India and Sudan I don't think are good examples in regards to the American Colonies. It's unfortunate but the fact that the Americans are White English-speaking Protestants would go a long way. It's different.

The idea is that this would only work if the British were willing to incorporate the American Colonies as part of the British "mainland", politically speaking.
145  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Was the American Revolution Justified on: May 14, 2014, 12:14:58 pm
In hindsight it might have been better if the British Empire gave the colonists in America seats in Parliament and America never rebelled. It would only be a matter of time before a version of expansion to the West began and America would eventually become the economic powerhouse of the British Empire.

There is the possibility that the British Empire would be a massive "superstate" of sorts that would be practically unbeatable by any other power by 1850. By 1900 it would take an alliance of France, Germany, and Russia to even stand up to the British Empire, butterflies permitting.

The only downside I can see is that it might take the British longer to ban slavery considering the economic interests in the Southeastern American Colonies but it probably would be banned before 1865. Also consider the Southerners are less likely to rebel against a massive British Empire in this scenario.
146  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: John Boehner Implies He May Step Down As House Speaker on: May 13, 2014, 02:50:22 am
Well we all know Cantor will make a play for the Speakership.
147  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Biden at SC fundraiser: middle class has been hit hard since Clinton years on: May 12, 2014, 09:02:24 am
148  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Compliment the perceding poster on: May 11, 2014, 08:37:55 pm
ASTV is very well-read and posses a nuanced worldview and has a sense of sympathy and understanding about him

I guess the next poster is playing this game on hard mode.
149  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ever posted while drunk? on: May 11, 2014, 08:32:58 pm
Yes, frequently. Much to my post-facto dismay.
150  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Israel might be spying on the US, Al Gore a target on: May 11, 2014, 08:02:26 pm
That article was a disgusting hit piece of vague accusations with little to no proof. Like was said, allies spy on each other. But the first to get outed is the one who gets blamed. We see you, Newsweek.

What the f[inks] does that mean?

It's like when someone is trying to get attention. Like if a girl is dressing sexily people will say "Girl I see you". It's a colloquialism.
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