barry9a

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barry9a wrote:
xigris yeah, because men never plan to do anything mischevious specifically when their girlfriends are away.
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megrendel Trump was elected to 'drain the swamp', right? The military budget is famous for its pork-barrelling; it's the prime target for swamp-drainage.
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melcervini The number of violent criminals who are Dreamers is much, much smaller than the number of violent criminals who smoke pot.
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daegog I just can't muster the oomph to denounce this over-excited woman who is not actually giving any call to action against someone, condemning her to a fucked-up life in eternity for making a mistake while over-excited, while at the same time arguing that prisons should be more about rehabilitation rather than penitence. How can I push to make someone a pariah for an episode like this whilst pushing for reneducation for people who have demonstrably done worse?

People make mistakes, especially when they're young, and wishing this woman a miserable life for this rather inane episode... would mean that I was a miserable cunt. Do I want to hang out with Ms Vapid? Not really, no. But at the same time, I can't filch much excitement out of daydreaming about her potential comeuppance.
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It's just a young person getting over-excited about using a taboo word. It's not like she's denying people opportunities, or getting in people's face with it. There's no call to action in the video, it's just her with her happy on saying a taboo word. Sure, she's an idiot, but let's keep it in perspective here.
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david-morris Are you muscle or pudge? Muscle is a lot denser than pudge. 
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captkangaroo BMI is indeed a really bad measure for individuals. It is a measure for demographics, not individuals. Want to know if you're a bit fat? Look in the mirror. Exactly no-one has gone "Oh, my BMI is X, so I'm fat, what a surprise!"
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casaledana something something birthers something
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That said, he has done some things that I felt were necessary for the country that would not had happened without him.

Such as? What are some clear examples?

The point I'm making is that the article has the main character switching political allegiance because words weren't matching actions, yet the target of the new allegiance is a man with a legal history of scamming, who is an outright, overt, and acknowledged liar, and who chopped and changed his morality when convenient for him. To claim you're becoming a Trump supporter because you're tired of hypocrisy is clearly bupkis.

The next prez isn't going to be anyone particularly moral. ANYONE who has half a clue is going to be 'better than Trump'. Fucking hell, five months into Trump's reign, he gave a speech where he wasn't boasting or insulting people, and the talking heads on TV were calling him 'presidential' as a result. That's how low the bar is now.
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boredhuman Spacey isn't just one accuser from 30 years ago. Once the ball started rolling, it turned out that he has accusers from pretty much his entire career, including his current (at the time) work. "One drunken night" is a massive mischaracterisation of Spacey's accusations.
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johndplorable You're a 'soft atheist', someone who doesn't think or behave religiously. A 'hard/strong atheist' is someone who behaves the same way, but makes the statement that there is no god.

Plenty of agnostics are soft atheists (or 'agnostic atheists'); regardless of their personal opinions, if they don't do anything in reference to their spiritual beliefs, they're atheist ('without theism').
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I-Am-Annoyed herein lies the utter horseshit. If you geniunely were going to change political allegiance because actions weren't following statements, there's no fucking way in hell you'd move towards supporting Trump.
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whosaidwhat The term was changed from 'global warming' to 'climate change' almost a decade ago, specifically to counter this dumb "but it's colder where I am!" argument. Putting more heat into the plant causes wilder weather events, just like putting more heat into a pot of water. The pot bubbles away, with some bits being higher than they were and some lower, but there's a lot more activity going on.
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Yeah, because someone raised in a liberal family is totes going to use the term 'the liberal agenda'. This bit of fiction even has the author as a small  business owner strangled by red tape... a point which is dropped as immediately as it is raised. The article is just basically ticking off a list of conservative feelgood points.

And fuck, dude, Trump isn't even accepted by Republicans. They all hated him before he was elected, and are just lumping it now that he has been enpresidented. Trump isn't a republican or a democrat - he's something else, and he took advantage of the fears that the republicans generated this decade. 'Becoming a trump supporter' is not synonymous with 'becoming a republican'.

Fuck tribal politics.
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holygod High school senior is what, 17 or so? The age gap is a non-problem if he was 'college age'. Fuck, plenty of nations have 17 as the legal age of consent.

What may be more of a problem is that he might have had a position of authority over her, being on staff at her church. Not enough info in the vid to tell.

In any case, moping about it 20 years later is just nonsense, going cap-in-hand to a church to 'get their forgiveness', especially since he mentioned that he's already received the forgiveness of all involved back when it happened.
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Shelworth Why not blame them both? Both the cop and the superintendent are at fault here.
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megrendel How often are bomb disposal robots used against citizens?
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daegog This isn't 'anchor babies'. The common myth of 'anchor babies' is that the baby isn't deported because it's american, and 'the legal system won't break up families, so the parents get to stay'; the baby is 'anchoring' the family to the US. In truth, judges have no qualms in deporting just the parents, and naturally the parents don't want to abandon their child (which still retains citizenship), so they take the baby with them. 'Anchor babies' simply don't exist in reality.

It's pretty funny that folks are going to get outraged about a supposed 21-year plan "to get a green card!!1!!1!eleven!". At the rate of a hundred or so a year, no less. How will a nation of 310M people handle this massive influx!?
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♫ And the la-a-a-and of the fre-e-e-e-ee... ♬
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cjeffblanchr That is what the Senate is for - all states get equal representation in the upper house.

Anyway, why should the office of the president/first-citizen represent the minority of the people?
barry9a wrote:
trimble You want a simpler example of why the electoral college sucks? There are states where the electors are not bound to follow the will of the people. The entire state could vote for Team A, and the electors could choose Team B instead.
barry9a wrote:
5cats You're so convinced that this is obscenity, yet you keep posting it at every opportunity. And while I-A-B does T&A, it does not do porn, and you have explicitly labelled this image as pornography (in all caps) yourself.

Basically, as usual, you're being a giant fucking hypocrite.
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5cats Yeah, you're so outraged by this 'obscene' image that you just can't stop posting it all over the thread.
barry9a wrote:
dm2754 jesus fuck, you're an idiot.
barry9a wrote:
5cats By 'agreed' do you mean 'had no other choice but to accept'? What happens if one side 'doesn't agree'?