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by zmic
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8474
Views: 773933

Re: Trump presidency

Obama as been slithering towards war with Russia for 8 years. Now we have a president who has had good relationships with Russia for decades and there is a possibility for a detente. I thought that no war would be good news, but the Democrats want to crucify Trump and are stooping to levels of McCar...
by zmic
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8474
Views: 773933

Re: Trump presidency

Hard to imagine why Obama could have been weary and depressed. It's not like he spent his entire presidency being obstructed by petty, childish Republican congresspeople throwing tantrums about everything he and the Democrats tried to do, no matter how benign or even beneficial. Not like Republican...
by zmic
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8474
Views: 773933

Re: Trump presidency

I went to a Democratic meeting just to see the local opposition. It was pretty disappointing. Lots of fear mongering, not a lot of organization. Nobody seems to understand why Democrats lost. Almost nobody had any data to back up their talk. I dare say the average attendee is worse than the worst p...
by zmic
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8474
Views: 773933

Re: Trump presidency

Why is no one talking about this? I realize it wasn't exactly a slow news day yesterday, but still. SEAL, American Girl Die in First Trump-Era U.S. Military Raid Brainwashing boys into killing machines and sending them to foreign countries is not something that Trump invented. At some point I had h...
by zmic
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Abortion - Trump Thread Split
Replies: 21
Views: 5898

Abortion - Trump Thread Split

If you staunchly support abortion being legal, I'm not really sure how you'd get the pro-life people on board. It REALLY doesn't help that many of the very religious are against contraceptives as well. Yes they result in less unwanted pregnancies and less abortions, but that's not the relevant poin...
by zmic
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8474
Views: 773933

Re: Trump presidency

There's new 45 news tonight! The Acting Attorney General of the United States, Sally Yates, today put out a statement that she would not defend the unconstitutional 'muslim ban' preventing immigrants from select countries and people with visas and green cards from entering the US. The 45 administra...
by zmic
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8474
Views: 773933

Re: Trump presidency

Im having hard a time distinguishing between what are legitimate Trump directives (gag orders, resignations etc) and what are parts of the standard process of transition of government. There was a Washington Post article with the headline "The State Department’s entire senior administrative te...
by zmic
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It's possible we're going to end up with Clinton at over a 2 million popular vote lead. This is pretty terrible. If winning the popular vote were the aim of the election, then politicians would change their campaign strategy accordingy and the outcome would be different. So it is not a given that C...
by zmic
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Why is the Muslim Ban #5 on his list of things to do in the first 100 days? Trump still wants to ban Muslims from this country. He just learned how to hide the language so that people don't freak out as much. You don't even have to go very far to see that Trump plans to implement racist policies as...
by zmic
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The thing about Trump-the-politician is that invents himself as he goes along. Meaning that he pretty much throws up any idea and sees what sticks. I'm sure he judges the reactions from the left for their validity. He learned that calling Mexican immigrants rapists is not a good idea. He never did i...
by zmic
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump posted what he wants to do in his first 100 days:

https://assets.donaldjtrump.com/_landin ... actv02.pdf

It's highly doubtful that he will be able to accomplish all this. But you cannot call this a racist agenda.
by zmic
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

But, promoting and complementing and giving power to people whose claim to fame is being racist is generally accepted as racist. I mean, there are people who disagree, but there are people who would "That KKK leader is a great guy, I trust his judgement, he'll be in charge of education policy ...
by zmic
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Again, zmic, can you give specific policies that Trump has advocated for that would qualify as racist? How about some ethic xenophobic ones that would not qualify as racist, just ethnically xenophobic? It is your position that, if Trump went and took a bunch of proud KKK members and gave them contr...
by zmic
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The database of foreign travelers exists: its called the Visa system . (At least, every legal traveler is on the Visa database). But to discriminate them based on religion is a blatant disregard for the 1st Amendment, and as such, it wouldn't be based on the Muslim-ness of our visitors. There are c...
by zmic
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

What about a Muslim Registry, because when we interned Japanese during WW2 it was such a good idea? I guess that's religionist, instead of racist though. But its certainly within the spirit of the white-nationalist movement. Do you honestly believe there isn't a database yet with every single forei...
by zmic
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Do you understand how appointing David Duke to the president's cabinet would be pro-racism? Only if you would employ him to implement racist policies. Which is not a given. Giving racist people a good job is one of the best ways to soften their racism. Racists are usually deeply unhappy people. Thi...
by zmic
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It seems odd to me that people keep saying this. Stephen Bannon was just the most recent decision Trump has made that indicates he's racist. At what point will people call a spade a spade? I'll call Trump a racist when I see him do things that are racist. Like picking Steve Bannon to be white house...
by zmic
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Izawwlgood wrote:It seems odd to me that people keep saying this. Stephen Bannon was just the most recent decision Trump has made that indicates he's racist. At what point will people call a spade a spade?


I'll call Trump a racist when I see him do things that are racist.
by zmic
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The KKK is literally celebrating and Stormfront is quite happy about Trump's victory. Have you even talked to a white-supremacist recently? The internet allows us to talk to White-supremacists quite easily, just go over to Stormfront and talk to them about Trump. The opinions of white suppremacists...
by zmic
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

We've seen a few examples of this. Trump shoots of his mouth, gets burned, and then never does it again. He is a fast learner.
by zmic
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Loathe the man as I do I have to give him that's clever. Are you known as a borish, arrogant , racist half-wit? Then look good by finding an even bigger borish, arrogant, racist half-wit to stand next to, such as Nigel Farage. BTW, if you guys want to keep him you're welcome to him. I see no reason...
by zmic
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You shouldn't overestimate the importance of a president. This singular phrase describes literally every Trump supporter I've talked to. ABSOLUTELY. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. Well that's one thing that every Trump supporter understands, but you don't. Who can be in any doubt about this after the insipid ...
by zmic
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump was willing to rise the tide of anti-government distrust. Mind you, Trump's job hasn't even started yet. We'll only be able to judge whether or not Trump is a good President 4 years from now. How much will Trump really be able to do, politically, based on his campaign? And how much will he pi...
by zmic
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1114242

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm talking March through June, earlier this year. Its something you had to be listening into as Trump spoke at his rallies. Trump's strategy was always changing, but this particular strategy shift always demonstrated to me (anyway) that Trump was a naive buffoon. He talks a big talk and barks a me...
by zmic
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nuclear split off thread
Replies: 79
Views: 15991

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

"forever"? Most of the exclusion zone is currently a thriving wildlife reserve. If it was so dangerous, why are the animals and plants there thriving ? They are not. The region around Chernobyl is still deadzone. It seems to be thriving because human have abandoned it and there's a consta...
by zmic
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 41432

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=48209 As far as I understand, this modern definition came about for the following reasons: 1. A particular brand of modern atheists don't want to be "accused" of believing anything, because they have a particularly strong distaste for assuming a...
by zmic
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wave of anti-abortion bills advance in the states
Replies: 164
Views: 29504

Re: Wave of anti-abortion bills advance in the states

I hate to break the news to you, but abortion is really on its way out, as humanity is slowly but surely progressing towards more mature attitudes on sexuality, especially the insight the pleasing your private parts cannot take precedence over the termination of human life. You can rage and rant al...
by zmic
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wave of anti-abortion bills advance in the states
Replies: 164
Views: 29504

Re: Wave of anti-abortion bills advance in the states

That's cuz sex is fun and a powerful motivator. That's why religious institutions crack down on it by branding overt sex taboo. Churches didn't want competition. Children are awful and a drain on resources. The reason why religions are iffy about sex is that it is understood that real happiness can...
by zmic
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wave of anti-abortion bills advance in the states
Replies: 164
Views: 29504

Re: Wave of anti-abortion bills advance in the states

Abortion dates back thousands of years, though it was usually herbal (and MUCH more dangerous than today). And that's not getting in to the infanticide the was present in virtually every culture at some point or another. Be very thankful you live in a society that has things like stable food suppli...
by zmic
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Concurrency in C
Replies: 8
Views: 4998

Re: Concurrency in C

I'm not sure why this would be true. Semaphores are your concurrency primitives. You can't go more low level. If your program is meant to do a simple thing, you can get away with using them. If you're program is going to solve a complex task, it's probably better to use a more sophisticated framewor...
by zmic
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria Civil War Spreads
Replies: 751
Views: 187780

Re: Syria Civil War Spreads

IS is pretty much the worst of the worst. I'll never forget how in 1989 CNN told us that the Iraqi invaders of Kuwait were murdering babies in preemie wards of Kuwait City. This turned out to be a deliberate and carefully crafted lie. Also, the people of North Korea have been starving for decades. ...
by zmic
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Abridged Debate
Replies: 1185
Views: 145326

Re: Abridged Debate

proposal to add trigger warning in topic title.
by zmic
Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 535415

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Indulge my curiosity Zmic. What would Israel's best and most "mature" option have been instead? One that doesn't involve constant terrorist attacks for the next few decades? Israel should try to be wise rather than try to be clever. And they should stop believing that they have this confl...
by zmic
Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 535415

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Indulge my curiosity Zmic. What would Israel's best and most "mature" option have been instead? One that doesn't involve constant terrorist attacks for the next few decades? Israel should try to be wise rather than try to be clever. And they should stop believing that they have this confl...
by zmic
Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 535415

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Germans don't know who to support . Being perceived as even remotely anti-semitic is a big taboo in Germany, but it's especially confusing now. The far left-wing is conflicted between fighting anti-semitism and fighting nationalism*. The far right embraces the anti-semitism, but they hate the Musli...
by zmic
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 535415

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Well the breaking news is that there's gonna be a short truce.

Let's see if Israeli's and Palestinians can amaze the world by not murdering each other for a full 12 hours.
by zmic
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 535415

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

CorruptUser wrote:Considering all the Druze, Bahai, Bedouin, etc that are in Israel, I kind of doubt that Israel's goal is to ethnically cleanse all the non Jews.


besides, wasn't Gaza part of ancient Israel?
by zmic
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 535415

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

CorruptUser wrote:Considering all the Druze, Bahai, Bedouin, etc that are in Israel, I kind of doubt that Israel's goal is to ethnically cleanse all the non Jews.


I never said Israel cannot tolerate a minority. I just said Israel wants Gaza to become a part of Israel.
by zmic
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 535415

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Toppling the third leg is really just an extension of the first: Make Israel less evil than Hamas in the eyes of the Palestinians. Ease the border restrictions enough so that Gazans can work in Israel, fish in their own waters, etc. Yes, checkpoints will be inevitable here, but the high unemploymen...
by zmic
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 535415

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Well in all fairness, those kills are the result of Hamas strategy of firing rockets into Israel, and Palestinians voted Hamas, so it seems Palestinians are prepared to accept those kind of losses. I'm not sure if you're being serious or not, but as I pointed out about a page ago, the Palestinians,...

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