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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Resignation on: November 18, 2017, 05:04:20 pm
Just got back for a second to handle "getting things in order", but I must say here: thanks. I'll be missing you too.

I can't promise whether I'll be back and when. I'll need two months off at the very least for RL reasons.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Resignation on: November 17, 2017, 06:13:57 pm
For serious RL reasons I'm forced to take considerable, and unspecified amount of, time from the internet in general. Thus I've just messaged Dave my resignation as moderator. It would be unfair for him and the entire team just to go AWOL. Have fun, guys.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Unpopular/Bad Opinions on: November 17, 2017, 04:59:53 pm
I'm moving on. 

Obviously not.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: US Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the sky (see image) on: November 17, 2017, 04:41:00 pm
I fully suspected Tender was the OP.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Thoughts on Fuzzy Bear saying 'folks' in every single post? on: November 17, 2017, 03:42:27 pm
covfefe
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Lets be honest here (Al Franken topic) on: November 17, 2017, 03:02:36 pm
It appears we are missing the OP's main point: the problem runs much deeper than we like to think.

A lot of people does or at some point did something inappropriate by ignorance/stupidity and many didn't even realize that. Not to the extend of really crossing the barrier, but we need to face this.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Lets be honest here (Al Franken topic) on: November 17, 2017, 01:30:09 pm
Quote this comment if you have never assaulted someone like the OP claims most people do.

I think we should define the difference between acting inappropriately and blatantly crossing the line.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Institute of Funny Partial Thread Titles You've Seen on Atlas on: November 17, 2017, 01:23:38 pm
Today at 01:20:43 pm
in Re: What if Al Franken d...
by Fmr. Acting Southern Del. The Saint


Things did escalate.
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of abstinence-only sex ed on: November 17, 2017, 01:04:16 pm
It doesn't work. People need to know how to deal with sex responsibly.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Coming clean on: November 17, 2017, 01:00:51 pm
As I've posted in other thread:

The major problem are the people who now take "holier than you" attitude without living up to these high standards themselves, at least in the past.

So, I'll be honest here. I can think of one or two instances in the past I acted inappropriately while in high school. I'm deeply ashamed of this and learned since to see why this sort of behavior should not be tolerated nor excused.

This is the problem that simply runs so deep we have to come clean, because without this there can be no real change for the better.

I certainly applaud (and envy) those with completely clean slate, and I'm convinced the time has come for each of us to admit such things, no matter how long time ago and how dumb we were.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Lets be honest here (Al Franken topic) on: November 17, 2017, 12:39:08 pm
The major problem are the people who now take "holier than you" attitude without living up to these high standards themselves, at least in the past.

So, I'll be honest here. I can think of one or two instances in the past I acted inappropriately while in high school. I'm deeply ashamed of this and learned since to see why this sort of behavior should not be tolerated nor excused.

This is the problem that simply runs so deep we have to come clean, because without this there can be no real change for the better.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which site is worse: Everyday Feminism or Feminist Current? on: November 17, 2017, 12:18:57 pm
Petition to ban BRTD

People been trying do achieve this for like 13 years Sad
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Unpopular/Bad Opinions on: November 17, 2017, 11:59:04 am
I could've handled this better though.

Every time you post here you only make it worse.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Unpopular/Bad Opinions on: November 17, 2017, 11:52:40 am
- You can be racist to whites, saying you canít is a tumblrite excuse for your bigotry and hatred.

Rip me

What a brave man, making such a bold statement ;(

Yeah I'm extremely interested in TexArkana's hard drive right now.
I have never, and would never, watch anything sexual involving anyone under the age of 18. I'm not attracted to children in any way either, as I like, shall we say, well developed women 😏
URGRHGHRURGRHHGRGHRGRH

My point was, I like thick/curvy/chubby ladies, so obviously underage children are not in any way arousing to me. I could've handled this better though.

Hmm...

https://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=104611.0
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you watch tv or use the computer in the dark? on: November 17, 2017, 08:19:28 am
I like when there's the light on.

I love outdoor nightime walking, though.
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bill Clinton on: November 17, 2017, 07:32:28 am
I'm not a fan of Bill. We may seriously question, from the professional point of view, the appropriate of the President having an affair with an intern, but two adults having a consensual affair (and there's no evidence to the contrary) is nowhere comparable to Roy Moore or even Al Franken situation.

If we start putting the two in the same bag, we are only diminishing the seriousness of actual sexual harassment/assault.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The New and Improved Sam Spade Good Post Gallery. on: November 17, 2017, 06:10:21 am
I probably shouldn't say this, but I do have a VERY unpopular opinion...
Viewing child porn should not be illegal, however obviously making or distributing it should be highly illegal as it already is.
You should chamge your opinion on this.

By viewing it you contribute to a demand for it, which necessarily creates a demand for the sexual assault of children.  Furthermore, even if there is no obvious sexual assault of children in the material, chances are said children were either coaxed into performing by predators who intend to distribute the material or the material was leaked by the originally intended recipient and distributed.

There is literally no case where a production of such material has knowingly and consensually been produced by all parties involved for people in general to view.  First and foremost because children can not meaningfully consent.

I do, however, believe children who produce such material should not be held criminally liable for it as they sometimes are.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Al Franken accused of sexual harassment on: November 17, 2017, 05:52:38 am
I have a hard time agreeing that somebody should be disqualified for the rest of her of his life due to an inappropriate attempt at "joke". Censured? Criticized? Yes. But let's be honest here, 90% of the population would be disqualified under such strict standards (and I'm not talking just about sexual context).

I totally agree with this, especially the underlined part.

Sexual assault is never merely just an attempt at a joke. We are not exactly overwhelmed with seats in Congress that need filling. There are 325 million Americans, and 535 congresscritters. We can be a little picky.

Also the point publicunofficial made above. I don't think Franken should be cast out of society, have his memory damned, or anything like that. There's plenty he can do, even plenty of very good work for very good causes,

My main point is I don't think it's right to have somebody forced out of office based on a sole accusation. Yes, it's not the court of law, but we still should adhere to the principle of presumption of innocence until proven guilty. It's a bigger issue than Al Franken. I'll repeat: it's not about whether we should believe the accuser or not, and in most cases the accuser is proven correct in the end. But let it run a proper course.

The truth is like a thin ice. Let's it hold or break on its own. It's likely Franken may soon found himself in a cold water with Roy Moore and if so, screw him, good riddance, we learned a valuable lesson.
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Let's start with Clarence Thomas... on: November 16, 2017, 07:01:41 pm
While we mention Biden, remember Ted Kennedy also dropped the ball during Thomas nomination, as he was keeping low following his nephew's rape trial.

One positive thing I can see from this discussion is things really changed since 1991. Thomas would be a total non-starter today.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Unpopular/Bad Opinions on: November 16, 2017, 06:54:03 pm
Well, I'd rather have a pedo jacking off to a child porn instead of actually harming a real child... oh wait, to manufacture a child porn you have to exploit a real child first.
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2018 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: AL-Fox News: DOUG +8 on: November 16, 2017, 06:19:47 pm
I wonder where IceSpear could be?

Unfortunately I can't browse Atlas 24/7

That's encouraging.
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Al Franken accused of sexual harassment on: November 16, 2017, 06:15:03 pm
I have a hard time agreeing that somebody should be disqualified for the rest of her of his life due to an inappropriate attempt at "joke". Censured? Criticized? Yes. But let's be honest here, 90% of the population would be disqualified under such strict standards (and I'm not talking just about sexual context).

Now, crossing certain barriers is thoroughly a diffrent matter. Still, I can't endorse somebody having to resign as soon as the accusation is being raised. And it's not whether we believe the accuser or not (and, in the vast majority of such cases, accusations are indeed turning out to be true). It's about upholding "innocent until proven guilty" principle. And if we want to apply this principle to other cases, then we can't make an exception here. And this applies to Roy F-king Moore too, or at least applied until the whole dome broke.

All I can say it doesn't look good for Franken and I won't shed any tears for him if he'll have to step down in disgrace after all.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Al Franken accused of sexual harassment on: November 16, 2017, 06:03:33 pm
Anyone wanna tell me how to change my Username RIP

lmbo!

PM Dave Leip. He can change it for you. No guarantee when he'll respond, although he has been relatively active the past week.

Maybe an email instead of forum PM would have greater chances of being noticed?
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Santander Center for Burn Victims on: November 16, 2017, 04:05:00 pm
Sorry Tim,

It's deeply unfair to men of good character and/or people who are redeeming themselves that they resign just because of Roy Moore.
If youíre a sexual harasser youíre not a man of good character.
Franken has been fighting for working families in the US Senate for 8 years, and shows signs of cleaning up his act. He deserves a chance.

Was this post written by an aide?
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Lief Reservoir of Simple Truths and Smart One-Liners on: November 16, 2017, 03:58:04 pm
Won't some feminists shield that woman from facing charges/resignation?

There could be some.
Just like there are some men who try to "shield" other men when a wrong is committed.
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