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by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26020
Views: 2352185

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

granted, its all aliens.

I wish to lose a healthy amount of weight.
by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23596
Views: 1757544

Re: Guess The Next Poster

flicky1991 wrote:
somitomi wrote:Nope?

eran?


apparently.


somi?
by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post number N wins 5: Will it finish slower? (yes)
Replies: 216
Views: 13774

Re: Post number N wins 5: Will it finish slower?

*insert Russian troll-bot joke*
by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

Exactly—why are LEGAL immigrants being subjected to being kept in detention even after having been verified as being legal? The legal argument is to say immigrants don't have the same rights as citizens, and immigrants don't have these rights in particular. Which isn't true, per the 14th Amendment....
by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26020
Views: 2352185

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, it is beautiful wherever you are not.

I wish I had significantly more money.
by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post number N wins 5: Will it finish slower? (yes)
Replies: 216
Views: 13774

Re: Post number N wins 5: Will it finish slower?

.,..,..,.,,.,,,.,,.
by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36842
Views: 2261666

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

flicky1991 wrote:Quote pyramid.


its turtles all the way down.
by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post number N wins 5: Will it finish slower? (yes)
Replies: 216
Views: 13774

Re: Post number N wins 5: Will it finish slower?

touché.
by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26020
Views: 2352185

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

granted, but the world is still the cold, uncaring place it was.

I wish my life was a noir film.
by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36842
Views: 2261666

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

somitomi wrote:
cyanyoshi wrote:It's been a while since I've looked.

Same here

same.
by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post number N wins 5: Will it finish slower? (yes)
Replies: 216
Views: 13774

Re: Post number N wins 5: Will it finish slower?

post-flicky.
by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

I want open borders. I also want generous public services. If every country everywhere had open borders and generous public services those two things could work out great. But if we're the only ones with both of those things, and everywhere else is either the hellscape other people are fleeing from...
by eran_rathan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post number N wins 5: Will it finish slower? (yes)
Replies: 216
Views: 13774

Re: Post number N wins 5: Will it finish slower?

flicky is not here.
by eran_rathan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

I'm down with that, as long as Canada is in charge.
by eran_rathan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

CorruptUser wrote:Just out of curiosity, how would you set up an immigration policy of no illegal immigration while doing it in a humane manner? And no, "let them all in so it isnt illegal" isnt an option.



why?
by eran_rathan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

I cannot find the quote, but it was the FAMILY Act of 2013/2014 that was being discussed.
by eran_rathan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23596
Views: 1757544

Re: Guess The Next Poster

so not me.

flicky?
by eran_rathan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

that's part of the point for Republicans, though. "Government doesn't work, so vote for me, and I'll go to Congress and make sure it doesn't work!" (and ride that gravy train into the sunset). You say that like Democrats and Independents aren't just as guilty. as noted above, that is corr...
by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4475
Views: 662570

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I'm told they can be pretty salty.

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by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

It's really the Republican's fault they're feeling crunched for time here anyway. If they hadn't set precedent by blocking Garland back when it was Obama's turn to pick, they wouldn't have to worry about the Democrats blocking their pick on the off chance they win the midterms. It's weird... it's a...
by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26020
Views: 2352185

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

granted, when you fall down the stairs to the subway after tripping on the first step, you are relatively unharmed (but still covered with subway grossness).

I wish i healed faster.
by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36842
Views: 2261666

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

-poke poke-

it's only mostly dead.
by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4475
Views: 662570

Re: The Darker Side of the News

also, there is a possibility (albeit small) that they have an open marriage. I'm always suspicious of "open marriages" when one partner is clearly more powerful than the other. It stinks of "either you accept my infidelity or good luck finding another husband as a single mom at your ...
by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4475
Views: 662570

Re: The Darker Side of the News

She chose him knowing what kind of person he was. Oh, come on, that's ridiculous. Bill Clinton was a very, very charismatic liar. You don't think he managed to fully convince Hillary that he intended to keep his marriage vows? (I'm not saying she couldn't have sold out and been complicit in some of...
by eran_rathan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

I'm no expert on the US justice system, but am I right in thinking that the more money an accused person has, the more times the case is likely to get elevated to the next court up, that the Supreme Court is the top level and can overrule anything any lower court says, that precedent established by...
by eran_rathan
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

Has Steve Roger's defense ever been used to justify something the typical reader would find abhorrent? No, i'm saying that I'm not a relativist, that there are certain inalienable rights that all people have; and that violating them, regardless of cultural approbation, is wrong. Do you believe that...
by eran_rathan
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

CorruptUser wrote:Has Steve Roger's defense ever been used to justify something the typical reader would find abhorrent?


No, i'm saying that I'm not a relativist, that there are certain inalienable rights that all people have; and that violating them, regardless of cultural approbation, is wrong.
by eran_rathan
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

it brings up a good ethics question for a scifi novel; does a moral failing cease to be a moral failing if it's ubiquitous? in the words of Steve Rogers: Captain America, duh “Doesn't matter what the press says. Doesn't matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn't matter if the whole countr...
by eran_rathan
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

Or they thought Hillary, who I remind you was partially responsible for the ongoing civil wars in Syria and Libya which have resulted in hundreds of thousands dead and probably a comparable number of rapes, would've been worse. I don't agree with that believe, but I somewhat respect it. I don't dis...
by eran_rathan
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

According to the 2017 Journal of Psychology article I linked earlier, over a five-year period, about 5% of rape allegations were deemed by the FBI to be false or baseless. I don't believe the article examined how many of those were multiple accusations by a single person or multiple accusations of ...
by eran_rathan
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4475
Views: 662570

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I'm partially biased because I despise the organic food movement and everything it stands for. Were you aware that non-Americans/Europeans generally do NOT have a history of raw vegetables such as fresh salads? Turns out that when your crops are fertilized with cow poop, anything that grows on or i...
by eran_rathan
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

But there likely is a conspiracy by the Democrats to delay the nomination process, even if the accusations are true. that, right there, is why you are a terrible human being. "Oh, this guy probably attempted to rape a 15 year old, but its cool, because the Other Guys are trying to stop him fro...
by eran_rathan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

I agree those are basically the two options. I think the democrats had a better chance of delaying until Oct 1 by having the hearing Monday and then try to delay from the results of that. Trying to delay in advance by requesting an FBI inquiry is pushing too hard (unless there's some precedent/law ...
by eran_rathan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

I agree those are basically the two options. I think the democrats had a better chance of delaying until Oct 1 by having the hearing Monday and then try to delay from the results of that. Trying to delay in advance by requesting an FBI inquiry is pushing too hard (unless there's some precedent/law ...
by eran_rathan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8472
Views: 772885

Re: Trump presidency

the FBI is not going to investigate something that wasn't even technically a crime when it allegedly happened - much less three decades later. wrong. assault (Maryland criminal code, sec. 3-202) https://codes.findlaw.com/md/criminal-law/md-code-crim-law-sect-3-202.html rape (and attempted rape) (Ma...
by eran_rathan
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36842
Views: 2261666

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

its a beautiful movie. Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn have nearly magical charisma and chemistry together.
by eran_rathan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26020
Views: 2352185

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

granted, but it had the proper face value for 1982, which is no longer sufficient.

I wish my house was on fire, and no one (animals included) was inside.
by eran_rathan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36842
Views: 2261666

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

This thread died of influenza, or so they said. But it's my belief they was done in. Why should it die of influenza, when it come through diphtheria right enough the year before? Fairly blue with it we was. We all thought it was dead. But my flicky, she kept ladling gin down its throat. Then she com...

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