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Messages - Cainad (dec.)

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Apropos of nothing: Saw the most recent Harry-Potter-movie-not-about-Harry-Potter.  More or less liked it, first because the protagonist is a Hufflepuff, and secondly because one of the reasons he wins is because he's nice.

Yes, escapist fantasies.  But I'll take it, for now.

This is literally the first thing I've seen or read that made me interested in seeing it. And I was one of the biggest Harry Potter dorks alive between ages 11 and 18, just about.

Hufflepuff4Lyfe.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Protestors Are Assholes
« on: November 22, 2016, 04:51:22 am »
I'll give you this mate: I think you've got about 20 IQ points on Shandor. Not that it's doing you a whole mess of good right now, but hey. I was a fucking moron on PD.com for my first year and a half. Now I'm only a minor nincompoop.

It's one thing to call someone an idiot; it's another to dismantle their arguments.

That is correct. I assure you that most people here are quite aware of the difference, and have made a conscientious decision to do the former.

The latter is more work and tends to have the same end result as the former. Especially if they are an idiot.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: November 2016: Hail Discordia
« on: November 21, 2016, 08:28:36 pm »
Fascinating how my pointing out that I made another human with my own bone and blood was glossed over by PDS, and he instead went to a scenario in which two beings share a body instead of one directing leeching off another.

Truly a master of mental gymnastics.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Protestors Are Assholes
« on: November 21, 2016, 08:27:31 pm »
I'll give you this mate: I think you've got about 20 IQ points on Shandor. Not that it's doing you a whole mess of good right now, but hey. I was a fucking moron on PD.com for my first year and a half. Now I'm only a minor nincompoop.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Quotes of the Moment II
« on: November 21, 2016, 02:57:05 pm »
Today at the grocery store, I grab a box of "Hibiscus Cleanse" tea, it's new. It's hibiscus, yerba mate, and mint. I got it because it sounded tasty. And then...


Her: "Does that stuff work?"
Me: "Hmm?"
Her: "Does that tea actually work as a detox?"
Me: "No, that's what my liver is for, I just like the taste of hibiscus, and it sounds good with mint."
Her: *confused face*


Hibiscus is a diuretic, but seriously, I just think it tastes good.  :kingmeh:

How the hell would you even tell? Sending all of your urine to a lab every day to test for "toxins"?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Protestors Are Assholes
« on: November 18, 2016, 02:08:49 pm »
They're assholes. My impression

Could you clarify how you came about this impression? 

 
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is that they're young and naive, predominantly white with upper-middle-class parents, and they get their news from Facebook. As I've already pointed out, many of them didn't even fucking vote

:cn:

Gee, are they paid by George Soros too?

Nonwhites are more invisible than I thought, I guess.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: November 2016: Hail Discordia
« on: November 17, 2016, 10:12:31 pm »
By way of illustration:

No person can be legally required to donate blood or part of their body. Even in the most ludicrous example you could think of: a drunk driver mortally injures someone and could save their life by donating blood. Even though the situation is their fault, isn't legally compelled to give blood. Those are extreme examples, and hundreds more that are far less intense exist. In none of them is a person required to surrender their bodily autonomy.

A fetus has no right to require the use of a woman's body for nine months of she doesn't want to. Even if she fucks 80 men a day without protection, who gets to use her uterus to gestate in is exclusively her decision.

LOL So you would allow third trimester abortions on the grounds that "the fetus has no right to the womans body." Hello Ayn Rand!

Are you bored? You must be really bored.

Your argument applies to every trimester of pregnancy.

Yes. And?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: November 2016: Hail Discordia
« on: November 17, 2016, 10:09:48 pm »
By way of illustration:

No person can be legally required to donate blood or part of their body. Even in the most ludicrous example you could think of: a drunk driver mortally injures someone and could save their life by donating blood. Even though the situation is their fault, isn't legally compelled to give blood. Those are extreme examples, and hundreds more that are far less intense exist. In none of them is a person required to surrender their bodily autonomy.

A fetus has no right to require the use of a woman's body for nine months of she doesn't want to. Even if she fucks 80 men a day without protection, who gets to use her uterus to gestate in is exclusively her decision.

You forget that, at least in the US, organ donation is opt-in.  Therefore even dead people would have more bodily autonomy that a pregnant woman if the anti-abortion people had their way.

A person should show that they are an organ donor before you agree to listen to their pro-life spiel.

Trust me, I would never forget that corpses have more sanctity than women in the minds of anti-choice people. I'm just amazed that the realization didn't occur to me earlier in life.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Protestors Are Assholes
« on: November 17, 2016, 10:05:56 pm »
Any protest that doesn't piss off a lot of people and seem totally unreasonable to outsiders is probably a shitty protest.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Things I've Learned From PeeDee
« on: November 17, 2016, 09:59:48 pm »
1. Go fuck yourself.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: November 13, 2016, 06:35:45 pm »
My day-early super-fancy preorder of Dishonored 2 got delayed to Tuesday because Amazon is farts. But I got to play the Clockwork Mansion level a few times over a month early at one of their promotional events, so my saltiness is slightly alleviated. Speaking of, did Bethesda just spill a giant bag of marketing money on this game and be like, "go nuts, guys"? They've done all kinds of promotional events and stuff this past year.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Turning Purple
« on: November 13, 2016, 06:28:35 pm »
I am saying that the stick is going to be a necessary component of how we get laws that both reverse voter suppression and end gerrymandering. Things are going to get worse and scarier before they get better.

I think you are very correct in this. The "peace is the only way, riots don't solve anything!" pap is sounding less and less true to me every day.

A lot of people are going to get hurt, it seems. But if "lesser of two evils" really is the only path to progress in this society, then a greater evil must be presented as the alternative to the lesser "evil" of treating Those People as humans.

(In case the FBI is listening, this hurts my White Male Feelings and I'm against it, for the record. Also, well played, pigs.)

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Turning Purple
« on: November 13, 2016, 02:57:39 pm »
I don't really have the proper platform to say it, but on FB I posted that if someone voted for Trump and don't consider themselves bigots, or voted or him despite their misgivings about his bigotry, here are the links to the ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center, AIDS Action Committee, and Planned Parenthood, and to please donate to support the people who are now at risk because of your vote.

It's a troll, but it's a CHARITY troll.

:mittens: I like this.

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For the record, arguing from the position of "You're chasing away allies," "You're being really rude and hard to engage with," etc is called switchtracking and it's a cheap conversational ploy to shift the argument away from a challenging subject. It's literally the same shit as "tone policing" on tumblr.

If the discussion is ABOUT marketing and strategies to spread the word, then maybe arguing over how to be diplomatic would be relevant. Otherwise, toughen the fuck up: this is PD.com

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: November 2016: Hail Discordia
« on: November 12, 2016, 02:53:52 am »
Isn't that like the second or third time that he's pooped on Christie's head ever since he got on board the Trump Train?

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