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Beyond the wall / Re: NYC cabal meet-up?!
« on: Yesterday at 07:05:57 pm »

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: January 18, 2017, 05:14:53 pm »
Cain, what do you think of Samantha Powers' assessment of Russia in her UN report?
 Found here (yes, it's Vox): http://www.vox.com/world/2017/1/18/14300598/samantha-power-russia-final-speech

Basically, Russia finds it easier to gain power by destroying existing frameworks, but doesn't have a plan how to build new ones.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Foxhole With The Atheist
« on: January 18, 2017, 04:21:39 pm »
The original trope "There are no atheists in a foxhole" was created to give the impression that under times of extreme stress, all humans will look to a higher power to help them; ergo, atheism can be dismissed as human folly.

The subverted trope of the OP intends to show that using nothing but reasoning from the atheist's belief system, morality and good works do not have to be divinely inspired or derived, but can be concluded simply from the premise that there is no afterlife or higher power; that it's up to the individual, not god.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: January 18, 2017, 03:15:29 pm »
Good to hear that.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: January 15, 2017, 07:54:09 pm »
Holy crap.

Well, now I know something new.


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Beyond the wall / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: January 15, 2017, 04:06:47 pm »
Dare I ask what a zoot stick is?

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Beyond the wall / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: January 14, 2017, 04:20:38 pm »
I remember his idea for crowd sourcing government in real time, based on some elaborate ranking system.


He did NOT like our critiques.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« on: January 14, 2017, 04:18:25 pm »
If the terms are undefined, the question is meaningless.


Ugh, sophists.

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Considering I'm FANTASTICALY Caucasian, I should be able to get it to writhing a few meters.

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Now I really want to do that genetic ancestry test, so I can get really specific when someone asks where I'm from.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: January 13, 2017, 09:05:24 pm »
Here's a hilarious update: Lysergic, not content with being a clock truther, now believes the Steele memo about Trump was faked by 4chan.  Or at least the golden shower part.  Despite the complete date disparity, and the fact that Steele was relying on Russian informants, not casually scoping out the latest /pol/ bullshit.
I saw that.  I was quietly amused.
Basing your value system and beliefs on a reaction to the value system and beliefs of other people is exactly the same as following the herd; it's not based on thinking.

I think there's a memebomb somewhere around here that echoes this sentiment.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Foxhole With The Atheist
« on: January 13, 2017, 07:39:46 pm »
Perhaps you feel the atheist in the OP is unduly idealized, because the OP is referring to an ideal.

In the same way, when someone talks about being a good Christian, they're not talking about a person, they're talking about the best kind of person a Christian can be.

It's a variation on the FB meme that floats around "why did god make atheists?" with the answer being "to show you that people can be good because they want to be, and not because of god" or something similar.

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I just add, "speaking as a non-racist" at the end of all my sentences.

:golfclap:

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But this also gives me a great idea... I'm going to start asking white people what part of Europe they're from. This is going to be hilarious!

This would be a fantastic stand-alone instagram account or tumblr page.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Film Flam
« on: January 13, 2017, 06:20:37 pm »
To be fair, I used Torgo's knees as a simile when I had gout.  Unfortunately, no one got the reference.

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