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101  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Political compass on: May 31, 2017, 10:58:34 am
I've never been a fan of how this test pushes people to the left:

102  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump to roll back Obama's cuba policy, with help from menendez and Rubio on: May 30, 2017, 03:03:26 pm
Will this impact medical testing of Heberprot-P and other Cuban EGF drugs?
103  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Do you watch, follow, and/or play any sports? on: May 30, 2017, 02:38:43 pm
I follow the Eastern conferences of MLB but that's about it (filthy casual, normal).

...there are so many things wrong with this post.
104  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Family Guy episode about Jesus losing his virginity on: May 30, 2017, 02:25:45 pm
The only acceptable portrayal of Jesus losing his virginity is in The Last Temptation of Christ, notably because of the theological context and that it didn't actually happen.
105  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: How often do you pray? (Christians) on: May 30, 2017, 02:22:49 pm
Formally once a day, "informally" or extemporaneously whenever I feel it's appropriate.

Same, although I find the Orthodox idea of "unceasing prayer" appealing.
106  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of The Who song "Baba O'Riley" on: May 30, 2017, 10:10:29 am
Pretty much the only The Who song I can tolerate.
107  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Devin Nunes in private: Dems want Russia probe only cause of Hillary's loss on: May 30, 2017, 10:06:30 am
Duh?
108  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Describe a Sanders-McMullian voter on: May 30, 2017, 10:04:06 am
A Mormon under age 35. Probably voted Obama in 08 and Romney in 12, if eligible.
109  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Why are Dems overperforming in these latest special elections? on: May 27, 2017, 12:04:09 am
They're open local races. Of course they're going to be closer. Comps to Clinton are misguided at their core.
110  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MT-AL: Rob Quist (D) vs. Greg Gianforte (R) vs. Mark Wicks (L), May 25 on: May 26, 2017, 01:17:43 pm
Fellow forum lefties pls stop fighting amongst yourselves and become hardcore misanthropes like me.  Realize that most Americans are terrible

It's hard to not see it that way at times. I wonder if the national cultural has really shifted that far from the one that fostered:

1) Japanese-American Internment Camps
2) Trail of Tears
3) Annihilation of Native Americans
4) Colonization and depreciation of territories and citizens therein
5) 9/11 Response
6) Overall regime change
7) Preying on those who need the most

The list can go on and on. There is a serious rot. I was raised Christian, and my parents pretty much taught me the polar opposite of all of that (and they were conservative by PR standards).

I was also raised Christian, still am.  Thought about becoming a pastor.  It took me to realize that I'm a terrible Christian as well as a terrible person in general to see that it's not the job for me.  But if any country needs meaningful spiritual revival, it's this one, and American Christianity needs to be taken back from the idolaters and the hypocrites.

Every Christian is a terrible Christian.  That's why salvation is by faith alone.  Tongue

bruh, faith is itself a work. salvation is by grace.
111  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Democrats/Indies - Which Elections would you reverse? on: May 26, 2017, 10:37:17 am
Only 1980 of that group.
112  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Draft Zuckerberg PAC now up and running on: May 26, 2017, 10:10:35 am
I can't see a Zuckerberg run being good for Facebook's business prospects.
113  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MT-AL: Rob Quist (D) vs. Greg Gianforte (R) vs. Mark Wicks (L), May 25 on: May 25, 2017, 10:26:33 pm
More from the west coming in. Quist is doing better there. Projected margin now at ~5 points.
114  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MT-AL: Rob Quist (D) vs. Greg Gianforte (R) vs. Mark Wicks (L), May 25 on: May 25, 2017, 10:09:20 pm
Gianforte still on pace for a ~7 point win.
115  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MT-AL: Rob Quist (D) vs. Greg Gianforte (R) vs. Mark Wicks (L), May 25 on: May 25, 2017, 09:26:26 pm
Gianforte's hitting his targets to win by ~7, but it's early.
116  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Centrist "United Utah Party" founded on: May 22, 2017, 09:40:15 pm
I'd vote for them.
117  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Students walk out of Pence speech on: May 22, 2017, 09:39:43 pm
Wish the Vatican would crack down on these fake-Catholic Jesuit schools that tolerate such open disdain for Catholic teachings.
118  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Election Results by Precinct on: May 22, 2017, 07:23:39 pm
sigh
119  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Which of these states will be the first to break their Republican streak? on: May 21, 2017, 11:12:40 pm
The democratic swing in Utah would have been significantly more if Bernie Sanders was the nominee instead of Hillary.

Also McMullin pulled a lot of previous Obama 08 voters and a lot of former Matheson and current McAdams voters.

The Utah swing was Trump related but I could see Utah becoming more purplish as time goes on.  Utah is very Republican due to LDS tribal voting but less conservative than it appears.

Utah gives driver's licenses to illegal immigrants and subsidizes housing for the homeless, very odd for such a deep red state.

It's not weird at all if you understand Mormons.
120  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NYT: Trump Asked Comey to End Flynn Investigation on: May 16, 2017, 08:27:22 pm
I'm about ready for the 25th to be invoked.
121  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Gary Johnson and the rust belt on: May 16, 2017, 07:59:00 pm
Johnson was also the only third party candidate on the ballot in GA and IN (and OK).
122  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Your Opinion of Moral Issues on: May 16, 2017, 05:32:46 pm
Birth Control: Morally wrong, but preferable to killing your child
Divorce: I've grown to accept divorce as sometimes necessary, but still hold remarriage while your spouse is alive to be morally wrong
Pre-Marital Sex: Always morally wrong
Gambling: Acceptable in moderation
Gay or Lesbian Relations: Always morally wrong (if sexual)
Having a Baby out of Marriage: Morally wrong, but says nothing about the child itself
Human Embryo Stem-Cell Research: Always morally wrong
The Death Penalty: Generally morally wrong, but not always
Doctor-Assisted Suicide: Always morally wrong
Animal Fur Clothing: Tacky, but morally acceptable
Medical Testing on Animals: Acceptable within reasonable limits
Abortion: Virtually always morally wrong
Sex Between Teenagers: No more or less morally acceptable than sex between similar but older individuals
Pornography: Morally wrong
Cloning Animals: Acceptable
Suicide: Always morally wrong
Polygamy: Always morally wrong
Extramartial Affairs: Always morally wrong
Using marijuana: Frequently, but not always morally wrong
Drinking alcohol:  Acceptable in moderation
Tattoos: Tacky and ugly, but morally acceptable
Piercings (apart from female earlobes): Often tacky and ugly, but morally acceptable
Cursing: Acceptable in moderation and depending on intent and other factors
Transgenderism: Always morally wrong
Prostitution: Always morally wrong
Casual/meaningless sex:  Always morally wrong
Kissing outside of a relationship: Depends, but not inherently wrong
Using hard drugs: Almost always morally wrong
123  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump revealed classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador on: May 15, 2017, 05:14:42 pm
There's nothing inherently wrong with sharing classified info with allied nations (which we are with regard to ISIS). Really depends on what it was... Certainly has the potentially to be a knock out blow, but it could be nothing as well.
124  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Map shows how each precinct voted in '16, '12, '08 by exact percentages on: May 15, 2017, 11:55:39 am
You people really don't read the rest of the forum, do you?
125  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Arts Vibrancy Index on: May 12, 2017, 11:28:16 am
I had no idea Bremerton was such an artsy place.
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