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by Vahir
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13484

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

We can discuss our differences on that basis and maybe come to some sort of mutual understanding and respect, even if we still disagree. I don't even know where to begin with iamspen's statement. You'll have a reasonable discussion with a Nazi to find mutual understanding and respect? Yeah, you get...
by Vahir
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 108
Views: 12326

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

Except here it's the constitution of the country you're a part of that's preventing it. You said there needed to be limits on secession yourself. What would you propose as an appropriate limit then? A unique culture and population size would be my guess. I don't have any hard and fast answers, only...
by Vahir
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 108
Views: 12326

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

On one hand, I respect that there has to be some limits to secession or every country would splinter into a million fragments. On the other... This is a blatant crushing of democracy. Stomping down the catalonians for voting in a referendum is a sickening insult to democracy. The Spanish Constituti...
by Vahir
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 108
Views: 12326

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

I wonder what Spain can do to stop this. Send in the police? Yes. On one hand, I respect that there has to be some limits to secession or every country would splinter into a million fragments. On the other... This is a blatant crushing of democracy. Stomping down the catalonians for voting in a ref...
by Vahir
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3381
Views: 206492

Re: Trump presidency

I'm unsure how excessively tangential this is to the topic at hand, but... Congress Considers Sweeping Bills to Fine & Jail Backers of BDS Civil rights groups are warning a pair of bipartisan bills targeting boycotts of Israel and Israeli settlements would criminalize free speech and peaceful pr...
by Vahir
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3381
Views: 206492

Re: Trump presidency

Donald Trump posts video clip of him 'beating' CNN in wrestling . What bothers me is not so much the president of the United States promotes violence against anyone who citicises him (he's been doing that for 18 months and apparently he's still electable). It's more that he's now POTUS, and he real...
by Vahir
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3381
Views: 206492

Re: Trump presidency

To that point, can we all agree that leaks are a serious problem now and need to put to a stop? There are proper whistleblower channels for handling government and official misconduct. What we have right now are just people on both sides of the aisle selectively leaking things to score political po...
by Vahir
Mon May 22, 2017 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3381
Views: 206492

Re: Trump presidency

I think we've seen already that there's no red line for the republicans. Trump could behead Paul Ryan on national television and the right would still support him.
by Vahir
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure
Replies: 36
Views: 5155

Re: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/13/us/oroville-dam-warnings-ignored/index.html Evacuations have been on and off for the areas near the emergency spillway for the Oroville dam in north-central California, the tallest dam in the united states. This is one of the thousands of maintenance deferred dams in t...
by Vahir
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure
Replies: 36
Views: 5155

Re: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/13/us/oroville-dam-warnings-ignored/index.html Evacuations have been on and off for the areas near the emergency spillway for the Oroville dam in north-central California, the tallest dam in the united states. This is one of the thousands of maintenance deferred dams in t...
by Vahir
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3381
Views: 206492

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah. Those are exactly the demographics you want to target. Big potential for improvement. The groups where you already have everyone...further efforts face harshly diminishing returns. It's much like how the Republicans could do better with minorities. With the right tradeoffs in the right places...
by Vahir
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3381
Views: 206492

Re: Trump presidency

/r/politics is having a field day right now. Some of the more colorful newsbits I found there: Trump pushes investigation into massive voter fraud in California - But no, Jill Stein is crazy to suggest there was voter fraud in the Republican's favor Trump threatens Chicago with Marshall law, via TWI...
by Vahir
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3381
Views: 206492

Re: Trump presidency

2016 was the low point for the worldwide left, I think. This is as low as you can get; the good news is that means you can only go up. I expect 2017 will be the year when Brexit fantasies crash into the earth, when Trump is eaten alive by public opinion, and so on. The last recession was 2008. We're...
by Vahir
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Education, from N&A
Replies: 34
Views: 4569

Re: Education, from N&A

A bit late but Depends what you get a job in. If it's a STEM or Finance field, you damn well will see algebra constantly. It will even make its way to some of the Humanities, especially Music. I'm talking about knowledge like being able to integrate/differentiate an equation by hand. To me these see...
by Vahir
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

If you're getting your news from CNN or Fox you need to turn off your TV. I read the NY Times and the WPo and the BBC. None have been too far over the top. May WPo needs to relax bit. I had to edit my statement because: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/us/politics/donald-trump-russia-intelligence...
by Vahir
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1779: "2017"
Replies: 71
Views: 8655

Re: 1779: "2017"

Which is a straw man. You're saying liberals want to mass murder people they disagree with. The guy you quoted is obviously joking, trolling, or crazy. And he proves the claim that was made. Try the fuck harder. the most extreme, insane views to everyone you disagree with (i.e. “liberals”) Nope, on...
by Vahir
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Mitch McConnell Says Voters Won’t Tolerate the Obstruction of Supreme Court Nominees

I wish I felt surprise. It's just rage instead.

This is how compromise and reaching out to the opposition ends? Where's Justice? Where's Karma?
by Vahir
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3123
Views: 357274

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Donald Trump is still president-elect. Keep drinking.
by Vahir
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1779: "2017"
Replies: 71
Views: 8655

Re: 1779: "2017"

You said Once again, typical modern liberal. Silence dissent (in your case through the use of guns**), because free discourse is just too hard. Which is a straw man. You're saying liberals want to mass murder people they disagree with. The guy you quoted is obviously joking, trolling, or crazy. It's...
by Vahir
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1779: "2017"
Replies: 71
Views: 8655

Re: 1779: "2017"

Stargazer71 wrote:Demolishing straw men sure is fun, because if you believe that Trump supporters want to take away your life, then you are fighting an ideological battle that exists solely within your own mind.


Check out this kid, saying other people are using strawmen. The irony is enough to shatter reality.
by Vahir
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3123
Views: 357274

Re: The Darker Side of the News

A serial cat killer is on the loose in London. I'd make a Jack the Ripper pun but this is too morbid. The sick bastard deserves to be locked up for life. I never understand this particular response to animal cruelty. Almost everybody in the western world tortures animals for fun every day. We call ...
by Vahir
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3123
Views: 357274

Re: The Darker Side of the News

A serial cat killer is on the loose in London.

I'd make a Jack the Ripper pun but this is too morbid. The sick bastard deserves to be locked up for life.

Funny how much this offends me, when serial killers kill humans every day and I don't really care.
by Vahir
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3123
Views: 357274

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The only thing that will stop the killing will be a winner. If that is the Syrian regime, so be it. This argument is fallacious because it implies Assad offers peace and stability. Let me put aside moral concerns over supporting a murderous and tyrannical regime for more utilitarian arguments: 1. A...
by Vahir
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

No, it's definitely Shadowrun: * Everything is breaking down right as the end of the kali yuga approaches in 2025 * Everyone magically inclined I know is going crazy right now * Meme magick just elected a president * Native Americans are super visible right now antagonizing the future dictatorial r...
by Vahir
Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

This was a candidate who has a history of helping create (e.g. Iraq, the war she voted for) Oh, that's rich, blaming the democrats for Iraq. Yes, Clinton voted for the Iraq War, as did the vast majority of the establishment and 47-60% of the American population , including a certain small-handed hu...
by Vahir
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It was a virtual certainty that a Hillary Clinton administration would lead to causing violent anarchy in distant countries in order to enrich certain corporations. By the standards you have of Donald Trump's voters, what does that say about you as a person, if you voted for her? http://i0.kym-cdn....
by Vahir
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You fail to understand how an act that would make it illegal to burn the flag is relevant to Trump's proposal to make it illegal to burn the flag? Thank you for demonstrating my point. I fail to see why a previous proposal for this Bad Thing(tm) justifies has any relation to peoples "heads exp...
by Vahir
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I wonder what these self-proclaimed activists would do if someone showed them the Flag Protection Act of 2005 and, more to the point, show them who it was sponsored by... Would they try to deny that it was real? Would they try to spin it somehow? Or would their pointy little heads just explode? I f...
by Vahir
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You know what they say, a context-less quotation and an emoticon are all you need to refute someone's argument.
by Vahir
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm getting swamped with Godwins, and now strawman Then three lines under It's impossible to argue against inaccurate criticism of Trump in this forum without being accused of wanting to launch the clown-elect into sainthood or shield him from deserved criticism. Look at that glass house you've got...
by Vahir
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It only counts as a Godwin if you compare the other person to Nazis, you know. You're allowed to bring them up as an analogy if it's relevant.

And one reference to that does not 'getting swamped" make.
by Vahir
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

"My arbitrary designations for groups of people are different than their arbitrary designations. So I'm not the same kind of bigot as them, see?"
by Vahir
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Not really? In what way is being xenophobic to Italians or Poles as an Irish American remotely racist? The Mexican judge he was criticizing was white. http://www.newswithviews.com/NWV-News/Images/judge-gonzalo-curiel.jpg Gonzalo Curiel. Trump didn't mention a specific ban against mestizos or mulatt...
by Vahir
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

But the “Democratic” party rigged its primary, and now we all face the consequences. The primary wasn't rigged. It was tilted in Clintons favor, for sure, but at the end of the day she won the nomination because more people picked her. Clinton and the establishment DNC make for convenient scapegoat...
by Vahir
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Saying a judge is not fit because of perceived nationality is not racist, and neither is hostility to muslims. That's xenophobia, and the label fits him. But people don't use xenophobe because it doesn't poison the well like the nuclear label of racist does. Racist sticks far more easily and you mi...
by Vahir
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

NYTimes: Vice President-Elect Pence to Take Over Trump Transition Effort Pence replaces Chris Christie. I just realized that I was in full kremlnology mode reading the headline, trying to infer if this means anything. Couldn't come up with anything. edit. Also missed that Peter Thiel has been named...
by Vahir
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

What makes ME angriest is that this rewarded Republicans for their years long scummy behavior, especially throwing a tantrum and refusing to acknowledge the Supreme Court pick. Hard to believe in karma when this crap happens.
by Vahir
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Racism might well be a factor, probably is one. But frankly, I think the biggest reason he won is that people are sick of what's happening with the US government. There are a whole lot of people out there who no longer believe that their government represents them anymore, or even cares to. Yes, wh...
by Vahir
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706730

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Okay, guys, it was funny at first, but now the joke's getting old. There's no way Trump can become president of the world's premier superpower. Right? Right? I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. Trump has a mouth. He will trip over it sooner or later. However I assume it would supercharge the Democra...

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