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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Do you plan on heated confrontation with family over politics this Thanks/hol.? on: Today at 08:17:50 pm
My uncle sent us a link to an article about Thanksgiving and genocide. I replied, asking if there were any Frantz Fanon fans in the groupchat.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you consider the following outfit to be racist ? on: November 22, 2017, 03:13:16 pm
It’s more so just a terrible outfit.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of this image on: November 22, 2017, 02:22:26 pm
This is why I prefer verbal expression.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The 10 commandments of pbrower2a vs. the 10 commandments of Arkansas Yankee on: November 22, 2017, 07:18:22 am
The second one sounds like a rejected track from “American Prayer”.
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of History teachers explaining why communism is "bad" on: November 22, 2017, 06:51:47 am
By the time I was in high school history classes, we were pretty much given a free hand, perspective on history-wise. My teacher was sort of some caricature New Deal Democrat who idolized Truman and both of the Roosevelts and loved Diet Coke. I didn’t agree with him and I was generally regarded by him as one of the class’ better students. Our late Econ teacher, by contrast, hadMilton Friedman posters on the wall of his classroom.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of texarkana on: November 21, 2017, 10:47:56 pm
Is it really too much to ask that, at the very least, one be ashamed of their pornography consumption?
Life's too short to be ashamed.

Life’s too short for pornography.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of texarkana on: November 21, 2017, 05:45:18 pm
You animals. Something doesn’t have to be illegal to be worthy of being discouraged. We live in a society!
But not only is it not illegal (duh), it also doesn't break any forum rules.

That. Is. My. Point.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of texarkana on: November 21, 2017, 03:07:55 pm
You animals. Something doesn’t have to be illegal to be worthy of being discouraged. We live in a society!
9  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Why are *so many* Libertarians so smug and annoying? on: November 21, 2017, 01:08:49 pm
To try to *begin* to respond to this thing while waiting for more casework to come in, I have two points that will likely be ignored or invalidated, as is the nature of ideological argument. First, it should be no shock, and really no horror, that, at the end of the day, the state’s functions are authoritarian. This goes, by necessity and definition, beyond your two points. The inherent form and goal of the state is restraint. Subsequent results, such as progress and expansion, are subsequent to and resultant of this. That said, who cares? We have reached a point of modern technology that we should certainly be glad that there is a coercive apparatus that can restrain those of loftier ambitions or baser desires from acting against us more than they already do. Secondly, you cloak the two libertarian functions of government—national defense and private property—in biased, emotional, and loaded terms. While this is obviously done with purpose, and not without reason, again, what of it? Every use of force, bar the sickest, vilest, and most disproportionate can be cast by thinkers as liberating or oppressive. The securing of private property is as much freeing as it is despotic—and lest we forget context! Protection of a Russian fiefdom in the 17th century is several degrees removed from ensuring that thieves or hippies don’t abuse my automobile, for one reason or another.
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Dunkin' Donuts locations that just go by "Dunkin'" on: November 21, 2017, 12:26:21 pm
The best paht a’ my day ‘s when ‘m’at Dunkin’.

Tim Horron’s is my go-to.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of texarkana on: November 21, 2017, 08:51:46 am
...and people say the West will win because of the strength of our “values”.
I would argue that idolizing porn stars is uniquely Western, you would be arrested or worse for this kind of thing in many countries.

That’s my point. The degeneracy must be stemmed.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of texarkana on: November 20, 2017, 11:21:00 pm
...and people say the West will win because of the strength of our “values”.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Athletic Robots are here on: November 20, 2017, 11:13:59 pm
      20 years from now, the controversy in sports will not be performance enhancing drugs, but teams developing android players.

This is why we need bladerunners.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion or texarkana on: November 20, 2017, 10:21:01 pm
Troglodyte.
I'm not old-fashioned or deliberately ignorant.

Maybe the word escapes me. Something running in the vein of “barbarian”. You have opted to display the scantily-clad body of a woman you presumably abuse yourself to in the signature of your account on a politics website.
It's only a persona, hence my name.

It’s uncivilized.
I will try to find a classier picture of said scantily clad woman. And soon enough I'll be Kurt Cobain or Bernie Sanders so it doesn't really matter.

Public decency certainly matters.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion or texarkana on: November 20, 2017, 10:13:45 pm
Troglodyte.
I'm not old-fashioned or deliberately ignorant.

Maybe the word escapes me. Something running in the vein of “barbarian”. You have opted to display the scantily-clad body of a woman you presumably abuse yourself to in the signature of your account on a politics website.
It's only a persona, hence my name.

It’s uncivilized.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion or texarkana on: November 20, 2017, 09:52:30 pm
Troglodyte.
I'm not old-fashioned or deliberately ignorant.

Maybe the word escapes me. Something running in the vein of “barbarian”. You have opted to display the scantily-clad body of a woman you presumably abuse yourself to in the signature of your account on a politics website.
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Presidential elections with reversed tickets: 1972 on: November 20, 2017, 07:49:29 pm
Am I the only person who like Eagleton better?

Eagleton is an epic HP who screwed McGovern over twice. First he anonymously created the "abortion, amnesty, and acid" smear, and then he was a liability on the ticket until McGovern had to replace him. And the party tries to use this election from 45 years ago as a reason why every nominee needs to be all neoliberal all the time.


You’d say some crazy sh#t too if you went through ECT.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion or texarkana on: November 20, 2017, 07:48:26 pm
Troglodyte.
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Secession on: November 20, 2017, 07:45:28 pm
Sovereign entities that join together in a political union voluntarily should have a right to leave said union if so desired.
For the sake of the argument, let's accept this premise: how then would the thirty-five states (i.e. everyone outside the original 13 colonies, Texas, and Vermont) that never existed as sovereign entities, but were in fact formed from federal territory by act of federal legislation? If, say, Virginia were to secede from the Union, would she take with her the lands she ceded to the central government in 1781? Does this right only apply to states (and if so, why), or can I unilaterally declare my house the independent People's Republic of Trumansylvania if I so choose?
Considering that those states that have never existed as sovereign entities still had to ratify a state constitution and conducted a referendum on statehood, they still possess some level of sovereignty and still made the conscious decision to voluntarily join the federal union. And this right applies uniquely to state because it is the state government that underwent this process to bind itself to the federal government. Counties and municipal governments do no such thing.
In that case, do counties and municipalities have the right to secede from their respective states?
The counties do not draft a constitution and hold a referendum to join the state, so no.

But what if the county in question runs the risk of seeing slavery outlawed owing to the antislavery votes of the rest of the state? :’(
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should American Presidents start wearing presidential sashes? on: November 20, 2017, 07:42:01 pm
No. The sash gives off an air of superiority/authority/aristocracy that runs counter to the idea of the American President being a servant of the people.

As we slide more and more towards being a Third World country, it is only more appropriate that our leaders dress as such.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of nicolas.slaydon on: November 20, 2017, 07:36:51 pm
The fact that he triggers resident socialists by calling himself a socialist (which he is obviously not) is rather amusing.

I’d been considering doing the same.

I'm pretty sure that's what the actual Nazis did, so tread with caution.

I mean, hey, don’t mess with the classics.
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Presidential elections with reversed tickets: 1972 on: November 20, 2017, 07:25:30 pm
Am I the only person who like Eagleton better?

Nah, I'd take Eagleton over either of the two others as well

This, but Shriver of these...not sure how I missed this one.

All three are decent. Eagleton’s an unrealized character in alternate history timelines.
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Presidential elections with reversed tickets: 1976 on: November 20, 2017, 07:23:32 pm
Dole. Someone who literally gave an arm for this country.
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Secession on: November 20, 2017, 07:22:30 pm
Literal “Balkanization” presumably came from some sort of actual ethnic identity. I shudder to contemplate why anyone should promote the strengthening of political barriers through actual borders. Government exists to let man live in common. If any disunion is to occur in an actual democracy, it ought to be mutual.
25  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Why are *so many* Libertarians so smug and annoying? on: November 20, 2017, 02:47:57 pm
In response, do you prefer a snarky comment now, or would you rather I wait until I get off work and by that time forget to respond at all?
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