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1  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: August 14, 2015, 08:14:31 pm
Threatening another poster without remorse.

This is not right, Nym.  I thought you were better than that.

Anyways, I have asked permission from Sawx to post this.  It's his response:

Quote from: A Man without Remorse
I'm sorry - I'm a hell of a lot more pissed about this than I should be. Never mind that I've admitted I've fucked up multiple times on here and IRC. Never mind that I sent him a Facebook message asking if he had any questions about the investigation, that I was willing to cooperate. Never mind that I've literally restarted therapy because of this incident - and stuck to it after it happened. Never mind that I've apologized to Snowstalker, the leaker (who I had a Nixonian meltdown on after finding that he had leaked - which was yet another black mark that I need to confess), and everyone else who I hurt in the aftermath. Never mind that I recognized that I've done some sort of wrong and that I've taken steps to make sure that I don't do this wrong again. Despite the fact that Nym is one of the least sensitive people to mental health issues I've ever met, I'm somehow some remorseless psychopath who's too blinded by his ego to realize that he made a mistake.

With the fact that he has to slander me to justify a fitting punishment, it's no wonder why he protected solarstorm.

EDIT: I've edited the post per Sawx.  There are some things he wanted omitted.

Anyway, I think I can say that I am very disappointed with your conduct.  And, maybe I am just being a scornful biased ass here, and maybe I am too stubborn in my loyalty to one of the best people I've met on the internet so far, but screw this website.  If this is the type of person that Dave Leip puts his faith in to run his website it doesn't deserve my support any longer.

This is Mechaman, signing off.
2  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: 1st South American General Election - August 14th, 2015 on: August 14, 2015, 03:16:01 pm
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Black mom is horrified with the confederate flag T-shirts on: August 14, 2015, 04:54:53 am
Everybody should be horrified by Confederate flags, in any circumstance.


I remember once going to an MMA fight at the Catoosa Hard Rock Casino and parking my car at one of the nearby hotels in the area.  I was just minding my own business when suddenly I heard "HEY BOY!  YEAH YOU!" and saw a billy bob in a flagshirt and a balding ponytail.  Of course all he wanted to know was if there was free parking at the Casino which I was like "yeah, but it's all taken up now" but at the time it scared me crapless (and who calls someone "boy" anyway?).
4  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Sign-in Thread on: August 13, 2015, 09:24:09 pm
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Black Lives Matter on: August 13, 2015, 04:31:56 am
Assuming something about someone because of the state they live in? Classic Atlas.

Yes. lol Worms.  LOL.
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Apparently "Mock Parliment" is trying to put the final nail in the coffin? on: August 12, 2015, 06:30:41 pm
I strongly reject the idea that this is some sort of scheme or motion to kill of Atlasia out of spite or whatever. Griffin and Windjammer should know better than to spout out meaningless accusations than that.

Are you expletively kidding?  AdamGriffin's entire political career is built off of meaningless accusations and conspiratard cat excrements.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is there more hatred of metal amongst the left or right today? on: August 12, 2015, 07:33:49 am
The lunatic elements of the right (Christian fundamentalists) and the pseudo-left (SJWs) probably hate it more or less equally, although the former is a much larger group with (for the moment) a much bigger impact on society at large, so I voted 'the right' in this semi-retarded poll. I remember metal music being described as satanic at my SBC church growing up, and I also recall my mom being uneasy about me listening to it in high school, so that's anecdotal, but whatever. At the end of the day the Christian fundamentalist and the Social Justice Warrior are one in the same as is, so its a moot point.

It is fascinating to me how BRTD argues that "METAL SO RIGHT WING!" when metal musicians have historically been more likely to be attacked by right wing institutions like organized religion for being a cult of Satan, even going so far as to take metal bands (this is probably the most well known episode outside of the PMRC label case) to court over teenage suicides.  Seriously, I remember reading a protestant self-study (oh the horror, I thought proties were all open minded liberals!) that identified Ozzy Osbourne as a member of the Church of Satan.

It is amazing how much fact the redder ignores to suit his own biases.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The so-called "Demise" of the Republican Party is way overblown on: August 08, 2015, 10:38:49 am
The last name change for a party was in 1854 when the Whigs were replaced by the Republicans. If anything, there will just be another realignment. I don't see the labels themselves shifting any time soon, just the party makeup behind the labels.

The Whigs did not "morph" into the GOP.  Many former Whigs joined the GOP when it became clear that their party was a sinking ship and that the Know Nothings were a very shortly lived fad that would not catch on due to of all things their moderate hero views on slavery at a time when everyone and their grandmother were falling into pretty clearly defined camps on the matter.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Alright you big bunch of sillies on: August 08, 2015, 10:31:11 am
Haha Good Riddance!  As I drink some Chan Merlot on the banks of the Arkansas.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What does it mean to be "Tea Party" now? on: August 08, 2015, 10:08:06 am
To be Tea Party, you have to be an anarchistic lunatic in most areas, but sometimes (but not always) you're also a warhawk.

As an actual anarchistic lunatic, I take great offense to this association.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Bobloblaw Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: August 08, 2015, 09:31:40 am
Democrats aren't much interested in politicians who blame video games for gun violence. This isn't the 90s anymore.

Then how do you explain that basically the only thing the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik did in the entire year before his mass killings was playing video games? No connection whatsoever? And it wasn't just any kind of video game. It was the single most violent there is out there. The combination mental illness and violent video games can be pretty deadly, just as the combination of mental illness and gun possession can be pretty lethal too.
Instead of worrying about video games why don't you worry about the fact that Brevick will be out of your prisons in about 18 years.

... in response to a poster with a Swedish avatar (and he's wrong about him being out in 18 years, so double ignorance!)

You might as well call this out for quadruple ignorance.  The insanity in the original post is so insane few people would notice Sanchez's geographical ignorance and his lack of knowledge on the Norwegian and Swedish criminal law.  Not to mention how absurd it is that that was all Brevik did, as he himself commented he did it for "several hours a week" for 16 months.  You know who else plays video games that much?  American dudes in their twenties.  And anyway, that is all moot anyway because Brevik implies that he was already intending to kill people before he started playing Call of Duty anyway.

And that is before I scratch the surface on how dumb it is to blame violent video games for mass murders.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What happened to Schweitzer? on: August 08, 2015, 09:14:01 am
Democrats aren't much interested in politicians who blame video games for gun violence. This isn't the 90s anymore.

Then how do you explain that basically the only thing the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik did in the entire year before his mass killings was playing video games? No connection whatsoever? And it wasn't just any kind of video game. It was the single most violent there is out there. The combination mental illness and violent video games can be pretty deadly, just as the combination of mental illness and gun possession can be pretty lethal too.

No, just no.

I've played Grand Theft Auto V for WEEKS STRAIGHT before.  Never in that time did I ever seriously think about going out to the gun store, getting a sweet ass assault rifle, and shooting up a school.  Now, I have thought about getting into a fight with meth addicted bikers, huffing some super glue, having sex with four different hookers to get back at my wife for cheating on me the smurf smurfing smurf she is, getting some rock cocaine, and even robbing a Jewelry store so I wouldn't have to work for the next two years so I could pursue my Master's degree, but shooting up a school full of kids?

Now the few times I have held a Nerf gun?  Yeah, I obviously don't trust myself with an actual gun so I don't blame people who are in support of gun control policies.  I mean yeah I wouldn't propose them myself nor am I a huge advocate of them, but obviously a gun culture like we have in America is just not right and needs addressing.

But of course you are talking about people with mental illnesses, which really proves you don't know what you are talking about.  People with mental illnesses often go psycho over teddy bears, barbie dolls, Jodie Foster, the color of the sky, gluten free spaghetti, and a bunch of other completely totally random GD things that wouldn't make sense to any regular person.  Trying to lay it all down on violent video games, which are extremely popular in nations with very little violent crime compared to the US, is just wrong.  Video games if anything help people channel their innermost psychological urges into the game, thus giving them an avenue to take out much pent up aggression, rage, and anger.  I could just as easily argue that the downtrend in crime over the past thirty years SINCE THE 80S correlates to the rise in video game technology beyond simple Mario and Luigi smurf into all out Goldeneye and Fallout 3 smurf that allows kids to kill people and feel good about it but not in real life.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is there more hatred of metal amongst the left or right today? on: August 08, 2015, 09:05:37 am
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of DS0816? on: August 08, 2015, 09:02:00 am
I don't know who this is but if IndyRep dislikes him then he's probably a good poster.

Ehh dude, casual reminder that he strongly opposes the correct colors being used on electoral maps.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How do you respond to the "Ancestry" census question? on: August 08, 2015, 08:03:10 am
Ehh, I lived with my parents at the time of the last Census so I really have no idea how they responded.  They probably put "American" or something.

If the US Census Bureau persists I fill out their forms the next time I'm going to answer "Other" or "Decline to State" (sorry, I have never looked at one of those forms so I'm guessing here).  In a free country where individuality is so important, why does the government care so much about knowing my ethnic/racial stock?  That just sounds creepy and I won't give them the pleasure.
16  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Where Do you Stand on assisted Suicide Polcies on: August 07, 2015, 09:50:47 pm
Anyway, yeah what TNF said.  Seriously.
17  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Where Do you Stand on assisted Suicide Polcies on: August 07, 2015, 09:49:53 pm
What the hell are you going to do with someone who commits suicide?  Arrest them!?
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Are liberals pro-equality? on: August 05, 2015, 06:29:29 am
Yes, liberals are by definition those that hold the fanciful notion of equality of fact.

I see from your post and username that you're an HP. Welcome to the forum.

Yes, he will fit in quite well over here.
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of William F Buckley Jr on: August 05, 2015, 06:25:50 am
Personally, Buckley was a mean-spirited and self-absorbed man. Politically, he was a blight on conservatism.

His attempted character assassination of Pat Buchanan and his vicious obituary of Murray Rothbard are particularly unforgivable.

Are you freaking kidding me?  His calling out Pat Buchanan for the racist anti-Semite spade that he really is was probably the one decent thing he did over his long career.

Otherwise, yeah easy HP is easy HP.
20  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Where do you stand on the killing of Cecil the Lion? on: August 02, 2015, 03:16:20 pm
One thing is abundantly clear here:

This thread so far has been horrible and needs to die.  In a fire preferably.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of DS0816? on: August 01, 2015, 04:51:40 pm
He seems to be under this absurd belief that presidential election victors are successful for having the right votes instead of the most votes.  Make of that what you will.

EDIT: Of course this is referring to the Electoral College.  Clarification needs to be made in case some smartass is like "well he is right, the Electoral College votes matter more than some random night club owner in Dubesque, Iowa".
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The new ten dollar bill to have a woman on: August 01, 2015, 04:47:22 pm
lol Democrats.  Keeping to heart one very important lesson learned in the past fifty years while completely forgetting one that many of them at least pretended to remember as recently as the Reagan years.  Okay, Obama's last election campaign if we are being really lenient here.

tl;dr version: Both of the bastards should be dropped for obvious reason apparent to anyone who actually learned anything from American History class besides feel good talking points and stuff that makes rich urbane white people feel good about themselves.
23  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should the age of consent be lowered to 14? on: July 30, 2015, 10:27:58 pm
Creepy OP.

Western teenagers generally start having sex on average when they are 16-16.5 years old, this is fairly stable across various countries. So 16 means almost half of teenagers start having sex when they are underage. This is the main reason we have the age of consent at 15 in my country - it is simply more realistic and does not criminalize so many relationships. Still, 15 is a bit young to have sex with an adult (you mature fast in that age, so a year means a real difference). So if you are going to have one age of consent for all I think 16 is the most reasonale, but can live with 15.

An alternative is the 10 year+  rule for under 18s (you can have legal sex with minors above, say 14, if you are less than 10 years older than them), but that is artificial and guys in their 20s can prey on teenagers as well as older men (and older teens on young teens), so it is generally not a sensible idea.

That a terrible idea. A lot of men are celibate in their teen years and missed out. Teenage girls can stay virgins but if they are sexually active it doesn't matter if it's with a guy their own age or ten years older. Guys who get laid young tend to be losers while men who do great things take longer to develope themselves but soften get stuck with older woman and miss out on those years. In the past teenage girls would marry as virgins to older men.

My love life sucked in high school but I can say at the age of 27 that 18 years old is young enough for me pal.  I don't want a date who looks like a freaking kid.  I don't like jail that much.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: 1850s-60s Irish Republicans on: July 30, 2015, 06:54:43 pm
The fear that after Dred Scott, that sooner or later slavery could be brought to locations unthought of before probably motivated a good number towards Lincoln out of a job protection mindset. You also had some true believers who were abolitionists and such forth as well as those out west that Mechaman mentioned.

Yeah it's kind of like how down here there are a lot of right wing Jews (shocker).  You generally don't hear as much about them because the vast majority of the population is concentrated in one area where virtually all of them are Democrats.  Not sure if anybody has written a book on this subject but it would be most interesting. 

Another example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignatius_L._Donnelly
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2000 U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Would Gore have done better if his running mate was a woman? on: July 30, 2015, 06:20:13 am
No.  The only thing that would have helped is if Gore wasn't Gore.
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