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1  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban smoltchanov on: December 24, 2017, 02:27:16 pm
Sad but not surprising to see that smolty is a serial raper of little girls.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you support Evergreen's permaban? on: June 23, 2017, 03:36:05 pm
FWIW, the current US President has incited violence at his campaign rallies and built his entire candidacy on being a malicious troll who engages in vindictive personal attacks as a matter of daily routine. Presumably any and all supporters of such an individual should be banned from this forum.

OK, let's just have a giant echo chamber here.
Echo chambers without Nazis are the best echo chambers.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Democrats Are ‘Children Of Satan,’ Right-Wing Radio Host Says on: June 23, 2017, 03:32:39 pm
Modern secular social liberalism has at its root the same pitch as Satan gave to Eve: you know better than God, so why follow His rules? In a very literal way, social liberalism, atheism, libertarianism, etc. could all be labeled as Satanic and rightfully so.

While it's literally impossible for people to know better than God, God gave us a brain in order to think, otherwise he would have left the brain part out. It's all part of God's plan. In any case, Trump isn't very Godly.

Sure, but not all possible thoughts and actions are in accordance with God's will; He gave us fists, but that itself doesn't morally justify a punch. That's part of the whole free will thing.

The Bible is predicated on the notion that God's will is inherently and definitionally the highest possible good, ergo deviation from it is suboptimal at best and outright evil at worst. Every time Satan appears in the Bible, his message is consistent. He talks to people who know what the right thing is, but for whom doing what they want to do would be easier, more pleasureful, and full of positive worldly consequences. When Satan came to Jesus in the desert, it was to tell Him that taking the easy way out would give Him all kinds of worldly wonders, despite the fact He knew the Father's will for Him was anything but easy.

The Left complains God's commands as understood through the Bible are too strict, too hard, too intolerant, too offensive. Wouldn't it be easier to just ignore them? Think of all the money, fame, sex, drugs, and power you could have. Wouldn't that just be so good? Think of how many fewer arguments we'd have if no one cared what others did. No one would ever have to feel judged for what they did; no one would have to ever experience anything negative which might actually build moral character. Everything would just be so easy. And at the end of the day, when you feel that gaping maw of emptiness inside you, it's okay because you can fill it with new shallow frivolities tomorrow; you can always mortgage your soul another day.

But at least liberals care about the worldly pleasantries of others. Libertarians and some others on the Right (including Trump) would take even that if they could extract another ounce of worldly pleasure for themselves. Atheists go so far as to say God's commands don't even exist, and spend their lives pre-gaming for the absence of God awaiting them after this life, going so far as to lionize eternal annihilation as a desirable end. The Satanic call is so ingrained in their psyche that even the infinite beauty of God's love becomes like ash in their mouths, something to be despised and hated even if they believed it existed. It's no coincidence that the Church of Satan is essentially an atheistic, libertarian cult.

You can see all that in this very thread. Satan's servants will embrace him at the slightest provocation, even if they never realized they were so before. Sure, it may often come as jest, but it is a Freudian jest at best; that they would even allow such an equivocation is telling in itself.

This is an interesting concept. Have you considered writing a gay porn novel about it?
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you support Evergreen's permaban? on: June 22, 2017, 01:02:31 am
Certainly not; she is most certainly the Jeanne d'Arc of this generation of atlas; burnt at the stake while literal apes roam at will.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Kingpoleon on: May 28, 2017, 01:04:33 pm
One of the biggest morons I have ever had the misfortune of dealing with.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Trump pushing up to 1,000 Democrats to run for Congress on: April 25, 2017, 12:09:46 am
Just because a candidate's totally new and out of left field doesn't mean they'd be a bad candidate.
Example 1: James Thompson
Example 2: Rob Quist
Example 3: Jon Ossoff

If anything, this would help us nominate real people instead of hacks.
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: 2018 Congressional Recruitment Megathread on: April 21, 2017, 02:26:04 pm
Speaking as someone who lives in Newman's district, I wouldn't exactly call him a fluke. He beat former Irvine mayor Kang in the top-two primary, who was the establishment choice. Newman ran a pretty good campaign in the primary, and had very good signs. Chang was also a top-tier recruit. My one-man focus group (my dad), is a much bigger fan of Newman than Kang. Besides which, I don't see him losing during a Trump presidential year. If he wants to run for higher office, he has plenty of time. I could see Quirk running against (though unlikely after having just been reelected), but my dad would prefer Jay Chen run again. Other than that, the bench is pretty thin.
Edit: Oh yeah and Obama endorsed Newman, which isn't common for state legislative races.
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MT-AL: Rob Quist (D) vs. Greg Gianforte (R) vs. Mark Wicks (L), May 25 on: April 20, 2017, 02:25:57 pm
Quist likes guns and doesn't like TVs
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MT-AL: Rob Quist (D) vs. Greg Gianforte (R) vs. Mark Wicks (L), May 25 on: April 17, 2017, 12:40:07 pm
If Quist wins or just comes closer than Ossoff, that will have profound implications for the Bernie strategy vs. the Clinton strategy, particularly if KS-04 ends up closer than GA-06.  In other words, if Ossoff actually is mired in the 30's, it should be taken as an early indication Clinton's massive overperformance in the Sunbelt suburbs was a one-time thing.  The KS and MT races being close would suggest it is possible to get enough rural voters back.
It should be noted that Thompson in KS-04 did terribly in the rural areas. He mostly made up territory for Dems in urban/suburban Wichita. Democrats do need a better rural strategy--with one we may have, in fact, won KS-04. The rural South and Plains, however, are going to continue to be deadzones. If we can consolidate control in the Pacific West and Northeast; make progress in traditionally conservative urban/suburban areas like GA-06, GA-07, TX-32, and TX-07; and hold our own in the rural West and rust belt, that, it seems to me, is the best route to a majority.

This either Hillary OR Bernie strategy stuff is nonsense. It has to be BOTH suburban D-growth areas like Orange County (CA) AND populist ancestrally Democratic areas like rural Minnesota/Wisconsin.

If Quist wins MT-AL, it will show that a populist Sanders-oriented strategy may work. While Thompson was certainly more of a Sanders Democrat, his performance relied more on a Hillary+ coalition than something Sanderseque.

Actually Thompson's swing from Trump in Sedgwick County was almost exactly the same as his swing from Trump in the district as a whole.
Sedgewick county has like 70% of the vote in the district, so it would be very surprising if its swing didn't closely match the overall district's swing.

My point is that he didn't do any worse (compared to Trump) in the rural counties than in Sedgwick.
More accurately the "bookend" counties in the west and east had a negative trend between Davis and Thompson while the rural and small town areas south of Wichita south of Wichita had a positive trend. Wichita/Sedgwick were right in the middle of the trend.
This probably has more to do with elasticity between state and federal elections than anything else.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2017 French Presidential Election on: April 16, 2017, 04:17:07 pm
Similarly the polls in the US has Clinton winning by 3% and she won the popular vote by 2%.

And France has no Electoral College, to boot.

Sure, California helped the national polls save face. But France doesn't have any California's. The whole place is one giant Midwest. So it's more akin to Brexit. The far right always under polls in Europe. Le Pen will win for sure.
Delete your account.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bernie Sanders And Tom Perez Planning National Tour on: April 11, 2017, 02:23:31 am
Why doesn't Perez planned a tour with Hillary or the real Democratic coalition(WOC)? We literally need to cut this not Democrat out of any future party gatherings. Bernie doing more damage to our party future then many people have realized.

HP but it's 2017 and we have to move past the dreaded primary.

Take your own advice and grow up.

It's not my fault that someone who was appointed by Schumer to head Democratic outreach has spent hostile to the principles of the party. Saying Trump voters weren't racist/misogynist was the final straw in my forgiveness to Bernie and many of his supporters.

r u ok
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Congressional Special Elections Results Thread (4/11: KS-4) on: April 09, 2017, 01:41:18 am
An overwhelmingly white red state is safe Republican, no different than Kander in Missouri. They always make noises about considering a moderate Democrat, but will come home in the end.

I have been thinking carefully about the election results all month. I will try to be as succinct as possible. The Democratic party is in unacceptably poor shape with no clear path back. There is no point in being in an irrelevant party if you want to have a say in American politics. I will represent the pro-choice, anti-war, centrist wing of the GOP. And yes, I have switched my support to Trump. Good luck, Bernie Bros. The ship is yours.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: March 31, 2017, 07:23:27 pm
Mazdakist League
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: CA-34: Becerra appointed CA AG on: March 31, 2017, 04:12:54 pm
Obviously only smug, drunk Russian smolty thinks that Jimmy Gomez would get less than 10% of the vote. Dude really needs to stay on his side of the Bering Sea.
15  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel and Palestine on: October 19, 2016, 09:32:42 am
The solution to prejudice is to eliminate prejudice, not to indulge it by engaging in ethno-separatism.
Yes, just like in order to jump higher you should get rid of gravity.
16  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel and Palestine on: October 19, 2016, 12:54:10 am
What makes us safe are the institutions that make it difficult (alas, I can no longer say impossible) for the past to be repeated. Israel undermines those institutions - it is making us less safe, not more.

I think I understand what you're getting at here, and all I'll say is that the logic strikes me as baroque but also bizarrely complacent at the same time.
Or one must fight. But then again, you are too fat and sweaty to fight. And fighting would not go well with your antidepressants. So yes, run while you can.
Not complacent. Despairing. When it happens, there will be nowhere to run.
17  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel and Palestine on: October 17, 2016, 01:22:23 am
Fat Sweaty Mexican off his meds again? SAD!
Anyway threads on this topic need to not happen.
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should underage male (non-medical) circumcision be banned? on: August 28, 2016, 08:00:07 pm
I'm still waiting for one of the intactivists to tell me what they think of punching holes in toddler's earlobes.
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should underage male (non-medical) circumcision be banned? on: August 28, 2016, 01:30:21 pm
I'm inclined to say yes. I just think it's fundamentally wrong to do something like that and make a permanent physical alteration to an unconsenting minor. To be fair, I am somewhat sympathetic to religious arguments, but I just don't they trump the right to bodily autonomy. I think children do retain certain rights to the effect that they are not property of their parents. Admittedly, my bigger issue on the subject is the prevalence of non-religious circumcision. By far, the most common reasons in this country are to look like the father or because of culturally-derived aesthetic reasons. Those are really quite disturbing reasons to perform any cosmetic procedure on a minor child. I mean, has any son ever thought about how close his penis matches his father's? Somehow, I really doubt it.

Everyone around me that Im aware of (obviously I dont go around asking everyone this) is circumcised, for non-religious reasons.  I wasn't even aware that it was controversial in the slightest.  You learn something knew every day.

That's not surprising, considering you're from the Midwest, though I don't know how old you are. Non-medical circumcision is pretty much limited to Muslims, Jews, some African tribes, the Philippines, South Korea, and a majority of Americans. Even in the US, the current rate is now about 55%, down from about 85% in the 1960s. Prior to the 80s, it pretty much wasn't questioned. Now, it varies widely by region and by state, from 25% in the West to 75% in the Midwest and from 10% in Nevada to 90% in West Virginia.
Again, just because you find something icky is not reason to ban it.
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should underage male (non-medical) circumcision be banned? on: August 27, 2016, 12:42:25 pm
People always get defensive when talking about this topic for obvious personal reasons, but just think about what the process actually involves.
What makes you think supporters of circumcision don't know "what the process actually involves"?

The fact that they are finding a way to rationalize hacking off the tip of a tiny human being's penis without consent. But you're right: Perhaps I shouldn't similarly rationalize their position by assigning them the benefit of ignorance. Some are just heartless and set in their ways because muh tradition101!
As a Jew I find all sorts of body piercings to be disgusting, heartless, disrespectful, to the human body etc. However I do not endorse banning these practices, even for minors that cannot consent (let is recall that in many cultures these are quite common). Nor do I spend time flapping my arms around crying about how HEARTLESS it is that parents are letting their children drill holes into their skin. I suggest you find something else to whine about.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should underage male (non-medical) circumcision be banned? on: August 26, 2016, 02:52:02 pm
None of the goyim in this thread have been able to convince me how circumcision is a harmful procedure

Not a goy, so I can't help you there. However, I'll admit that it might be a moot point since there might be medical benefits (though I'm not sold on that). It's just that in principle, I am opposed to any procedure that permanently alters people because of a religion or culture they may want to leave a few years later.
Does this apply to ear piercing?
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should underage male (non-medical) circumcision be banned? on: August 26, 2016, 01:33:53 pm
True I know that's how Chabad for one approaches the issue (and assume that's true for the rest of the Orthodox). Then again I don't really accept that meaning for a couple reasons:
1) There is no reciprocal where someone is born "within the tribe" but doesn't actually belong to it. According to Orthodox interpretation, if you're born a Jew, you'll always be a Jew. Don't ask me why the lack of symmetry bothers me so much in this regard, but it does.
2) It's way too Calvinistic a concept for my liking.

However point taken.
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should underage male (non-medical) circumcision be banned? on: August 26, 2016, 01:17:15 pm
Not that Jews can be confused as an ethnicity either (you can't convert into an ethnicity FFS DavidB). And indeed it would be a stretch to say that Polish Jews, Bukharian Jews, and Ethiopian Jews all share the same ethnicity. What it is is actually very complicated, but bears more resemblance to a large diffuse tribe (which would make sense, given that pre-exile the Israelites were a confederation of tribes. Then again, Jews resemble an ethnicity far more than a religion (this meme only got started during the Haskalah, or "Jewish Enlightenment, when a lot of uppity German Jews decided they wanted to pattern the Jewish people after Protestantism.*) If you asked a Jew before that, or basically any Jew in a shtetl or outside the European sphere even after that, and they wouldn't call themselves a religion.

*Among other inventions of theirs was the term "Judaism". There is no analogue in old Hebrew for this. This is, among other reasons, why I refuse to use the term whenever possible.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Torie on: August 25, 2016, 11:57:42 pm

25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should underage male (non-medical) circumcision be banned? on: August 25, 2016, 07:56:04 pm
Dan, is that you?
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