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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Nothing to see here on: November 11, 2013, 11:01:37 am
 So yeah, now that Update is on hiatus there's really nothing interesting left on this website and no reason for me to be here. I'll still prob hang out on irc from time to time, most of the people I care about here are there. If/when Update comes back I'll return ofc. But until then bye, its been nice[ish].

o/ <3 <3
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Pacific Special Gubernatorial Election on: November 07, 2013, 09:41:48 pm
1. Cinci
2. Write-in: Bacon King
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Simple Truths Silver Mine on: November 07, 2013, 12:21:37 pm
Sports fans are worse than political nerds.

(and that's saying something)
4  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Do NOT download Windows 8.1 on: November 06, 2013, 08:02:36 am

5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 2013 Post-a-Picture-of-Yourself Thread on: November 06, 2013, 01:33:49 am
I almost missed the 2013 thread altogether!

dat bulge
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Pacific Council: Great Reform Amendment: Voting on an Amendment. on: November 06, 2013, 01:24:51 am
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Who are the bigger liars? on: November 06, 2013, 01:21:41 am
Grumps and Opebo, allow me to come in defense of Torie and the mods.  As he and I both stated before he had nothing to do with the Update closure and only thought keeping it closed would be best.  He gave me no ultimatums except agreeing with Inks that continual locking and unlocking would be hit as trolling.

What the devil is wrong with these people?  Pure harassment.

Yup. Despite their protests, even Bushie admits that Torie and the others threatened to ban him if he didn't keep it closed.

Its odd that they just blatantly lie about it.

Mods (normal)
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What themes would emerge if you made an update on your life? on: November 05, 2013, 06:54:35 pm
Nobody else will own up to financial and weight issues? Those are big things I struggle with. I would think those would be very common problems. Or are they simply more taboo than the more vague angst we have seen so far?

This is a forum of teenage rich kids, ofc that won't be an issue (speaking as one of those teenage rich kids).
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Comedy Goldmine on: November 04, 2013, 10:26:44 am

omg he made a snowstalker joke how edgy

(srsly tho this is getting old and overdone)
10  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Is Cohabitation Immoral? on: November 03, 2013, 03:05:28 pm
Depends on whether this is just "living together" or includes fornication as is usually implied.

11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the smell of cannabis on: November 03, 2013, 03:02:48 pm
Not sure if I've ever smelled it.

Have u ever smelled a dead skunk on the highway?

No, but I have read posts by someone who appears to have the intelligence of a dead skunk.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the smell of cannabis on: November 03, 2013, 01:53:26 pm
Not a fan. Walked into a cloud of it as I exited my room last night.

This is def one of the advantages of college; even if I'm not smoking atm somebody on my floor is :b
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: GriffGraph: Balance of Power Comparisons (September 2013) on: November 03, 2013, 01:51:12 pm

14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of the smell of cannabis on: November 03, 2013, 01:48:55 pm
Been a topic of discussion in so many other threads, it deserves it's own poll.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Tik on: November 03, 2013, 01:40:04 pm
One of the best <3 :)

Also, this:
The problem I have with tobacco that makes it so much different from other drugs is it's so pointless. It just makes you smell bad and kills your lungs. That's it. No cool highs or hallucinations or nice effects from it. Get high all you inksing want and I don't care but there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to smoke cigarettes. The only reason people smoke is because of marketing and making it "cool" to get them started and hooked. None of that would happen if it wasn't legal. The only reason there's a tobacco black market now is people who are already hooked want to buy it cheaper. There's a reason why in the last 40 years tobacco consumption has halved, while marijuana and alcohol consumption rates have basically remained the same.

There's a reason why the US and Canada have virtually identical marijuana and alcohol consumption rates, but in the US tobacco has about a 20% higher tobacco consumption rate. In addition to Canadian tobacco taxes being far higher than just about anywhere in the US the packaging and marketing is far more restricted.

Most smartly governed, modern countries have decreasing rates of tobacco use. The US has a higher rate because the US sucks at that sort of thing.

As for your stylishly idiotic first paragraph, I'd submit to you that you don't know what the hell you're talking about. I said earlier that the psychoactive chemicals in tobacco are fascinating and I stand by that. They are subtle - and they can produce different characteristics based on the way you smoke. The real kicker is in conjunction with other drugs - a lot of people who only smoke when they drink alcohol can attest to that. Smoking when you've had weed can bring on awful dizziness and headspins, it can reinvigorate a waning high, or it can just make you feel as mellow as hell. A smoke on mushrooms or acid feels beautiful in ways you have to experience to understand (although that is true of most things one might do on shrooms or acid). A smoke after DXM can make you vomit or give your body high a new potency. I've never done coke but from observation smoking after doing a line is the best. A smoke after sex is a perfect combination for the little high you feel after orgasm. A smoke you have after waiting a long time for a cigarette feels completely different from the way a cigarette feels to a chain smoker. A smoke after your morning coffee is relaxing and stimulating simultaneously. If you think cigarettes have no value and don't do anything nice or fun you have no idea what you're talking about.

Don't get me wrong - I don't even like that I am a smoker. I do indeed hardly feel anything after I have a cigarette besides relief that I just had one. It is certainly some dumb sh**t that I can't seem to just not do it again. Nevertheless, the assertion that nicotine and friends in tobacco have zero real recreational use is just flat out wrong.

And Oak Hills, smoking as an activity is most certainly a "cool" thing. Sucking in plumes of visible gas from an object on fire mere inches from your face and exhaling clouds is a spectacle. The ramifications of smoking are the complete opposite of cool - but the singular act of smoking is quite neat. In fact, you saying that it isn't cool actually makes it even cooler - nice work. If smoking caused no real, bad health effects, you would probably agree with me. Even so, just because something is "cool" doesn't disqualify it from being absolutely awful.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of DC Al Fine on: November 03, 2013, 01:37:50 pm
I've had many more negative interactions with him than positive.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Simple Truths Silver Mine on: November 03, 2013, 01:37:10 pm
I hate the taste of coffee, but I have no idea how you can dislike the smell of coffee.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: New Opinion of Previous Poster's Signature Thread on: November 03, 2013, 12:19:56 pm
Oh, huh, I guess XKCD still exists.

Thankfully c:
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Simple Truths Silver Mine on: November 03, 2013, 12:18:53 pm
False. Cannabis smells fantastic.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Deluge of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts III on: November 03, 2013, 11:20:29 am
Marijuana obviously. It actually has a purpose and is basically harmless, unlike tobacco, which is disgusting, harmful and absolutely useless.

Going back to the JFK kerfuffle:

Max, I understand your grandma's predicament during JFK's presidency, but to be frank...there are other ways of viewing a Presidency. My grandmother is currently living on foodstamps and medicare, and that does not greatly alter my view of Obama. Granted, I dislike Obama to begin with, but the fact that my grandmother is not financially stable is not the President's fault. JFK prevented WWIII, he didn't cause it. His willingness to approach the Cuban Missile Crisis in the diplomatic fashion that he did ultimately spared the world of a global conflict. Did he nearly drop the ball on it? Sure. But you can't say Nixon would have handled it better, and I'd go far enough to say that a Nixon presidency in 1960 would have caused WWIII without a doubt. JFK was President for just under 3 years, so he didn't have the opportunity to enact a full-scale plan to increase the United States' economic standing. TLDR, you cannot blame JFK for your grandmother's unfortunate situation, just like I can't blame Obama for my grandmother's unfortunate situation. You have to look at the presidency as a whole, and JFK did more good than harm in the short time he was President.
I'm not judging his presidency on my grandmothers circumstances. Just making a comparision that I find amusing. I have plenty of reasons why I think Kennedy was a horrible President; in fact, I am writing an English paper on the subject that is coming up due soon.

This ain't the place to debate Kennedy, but I am a Nixon buff and I am quite sure that he would have handled everything better, as vile and disgusting as he was.

Anyway, here is a gem from BRTD. I'm not ant-pot, I just despise BRTD's logic.

Marijuana obviously. It actually has a purpose and is basically harmless, unlike tobacco, which is disgusting, harmful and absolutely useless.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which drug do you have a more positive opinion of? on: November 03, 2013, 11:15:27 am


(not that I'm a fan of the pretentious moral superiority on display ITT. weigh the cost-benefits and have fun, people.)
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of It's A Wonderful Life on: November 03, 2013, 01:59:30 am
liek dis if u crai every tiem
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever got pot from someone wearing a Christian band shirt? on: November 03, 2013, 01:55:56 am
You got a pretty small bracket of people from which to draw your "yes" votes.

yeah, I don't think there are that many christian music fans here
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: New Opinion of Previous Poster's Signature Thread on: November 02, 2013, 04:51:03 pm
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Saying "If you don't enjoy opebo's posts..." on: November 02, 2013, 04:49:25 pm
 Not an opebo worshiper, but the sentiment behind this post is correct. I don't understand people for whom the collection of characters and weirdos isn't a significant part of why they come here.
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