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Forum: USA Politics Today, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 434
Posted By Thermal
I contend that the article fails to support even...

I contend that the article fails to support even Carvilles posession of a hammer, much less his skill in it's use. Fake news.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 12:24 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 7,244
Posted By Thermal
BLM is not "leftist"; it is oriented to not...

BLM is not "leftist"; it is oriented to not treating black people like second class citizens, or animals, usually by police. A Republican can just as easily support its aims.

That Republicans...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 434
Posted By Thermal
Not sure Carville is making his case, here. Kind...

Not sure Carville is making his case, here. Kind of begging the question, really.

Primary voters could just as well be those who will benefit from pretty much any R in the office, rather than...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,511
Posted By Thermal
Dunno. At one bald faced lie, I'd toss it....

Dunno. At one bald faced lie, I'd toss it. Especially of that nature. How could you believe anything the person says?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 08:38 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,511
Posted By Thermal
Wouldn't it take about a minute and a half for...

Wouldn't it take about a minute and a half for universities to spread the word that this identification is bogus, and toss any applicant claiming First Nation membership through them?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st October 2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,511
Posted By Thermal
Honest answer: if you can prove ancestry to the...

Honest answer: if you can prove ancestry to the relevant Tribal Council's satisfaction and gain recognized membership, you're a-rollin dem bones.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st October 2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,511
Posted By Thermal
In the States, saying "I'm German" is loosely...

In the States, saying "I'm German" is loosely synonymous with saying "I'm descended from German immigrants", mostly because many of our families have been here very long. No one is really claiming it...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th September 2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,218
Posted By Thermal
Right, but if the primary justification for it...

Right, but if the primary justification for it being offensive was that others sometimes used it in a derogatory sense in the past, but it is not primarily used in that sense today (or even primarily...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th September 2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,218
Posted By Thermal
The Wiki link in post 11 says that the reason it...

The Wiki link in post 11 says that the reason it is considered a slur is that it was used as such for "centuries". D4m10n makes a solid point here, in that the derogatory use is not really shown,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,218
Posted By Thermal
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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
Because standards, and decorum lines not...

Because standards, and decorum lines not reasonably crossed. I mean, at some point you have to say that stuff is just inappropriate. What's next, an otherkin teacher with a crown of dildos? They...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 28th September 2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 123,270
Posted By Thermal
If the forum had an audio feature, he would know...

If the forum had an audio feature, he would know tha thist concept was dismissed.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
I've had some doubts since seeing the few pics of...

I've had some doubts since seeing the few pics of teach. Sloppy wig, no makeup except for some crude lipstick in one.... this looks 100% like a guy in clumsy drag for a Halloween getup. But surely...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th September 2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 7,783
Posted By Thermal
...wut?

...wut?
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 27th September 2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 7,606
Posted By Thermal
You're repeating yourself in the same words. A...

You're repeating yourself in the same words. A sure sign of a closed mind.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 27th September 2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 7,606
Posted By Thermal
And as I already said above, I'm sure that was...

And as I already said above, I'm sure that was falling on deaf ears.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 27th September 2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 7,606
Posted By Thermal
Although this is likely falling on deaf ears, OP,...

Although this is likely falling on deaf ears, OP, I was told the Trinity works like this:

The Father is God of man,
The Son is God as man, and
The Spirit is God in man.

Not three gods, just...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th September 2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
I'm sure they did, but likely have provisions for...

I'm sure they did, but likely have provisions for it under lewd/obscene displays, rather than under the dress code for showing nipples under discussion.

Eta: good point re: lewd display
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th September 2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
You the author of the a school rule scooter? You...

You the author of the a school rule scooter? You know the intent?

I'd say the authors were concerned with girls showing their real nipples, and boys showing off their junk. I'd bet a dollar the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th September 2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 7,783
Posted By Thermal
"Hey President Biden...the SEALS are bored. Can...

"Hey President Biden...the SEALS are bored. Can they like go...blow something up? Nothing major. Just something to give Russia some busy work later?"
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th September 2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
Spitballing: teach had some comment made to them...

Spitballing: teach had some comment made to them about not looking like a real woman or something, and pulled this as an in-your-face jab, not expecting international attention. Now they doesn't know...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th September 2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
As I said, nipples are real parts of human...

As I said, nipples are real parts of human anatomy. I'm not so sure a piece of plastic or cloth can be extrapolated to being equivalent to a part of human physiology.

Then you could get into...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th September 2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 7,783
Posted By Thermal
Sending a loud and clear message that Russia is...

Sending a loud and clear message that Russia is not bluffing with causing European gas prices to quadruple, and are YOLOing NATO opposition to them?

Blowing your own down supply pipelines is a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th September 2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
Based on the dress code, not really. Genetalia...

Based on the dress code, not really. Genetalia and nips are real body parts. What I'm saying is that appealing to the dress code is not going to work.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th September 2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 7,783
Posted By Thermal
Well that's not good.

Well that's not good.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th September 2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 7,783
Posted By Thermal
This. Russia can't gain by burning this bridge....

This. Russia can't gain by burning this bridge. It's like showing commitment to a planned isolationism or something. Didn't that already fail spectacularly?

Or Putin is just nuts.
Forum: USA Politics 27th September 2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 7,244
Posted By Thermal
More violence on the left with the left:

More violence on the left with the left:
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th September 2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
Well....they're not nipples. Fake nips in an area...

Well....they're not nipples. Fake nips in an area and on a body that they can't even physically exist is getting into a kind of gray zone.
Forum: USA Politics 27th September 2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 937
Posted By Thermal
Come on. He's saying it because it is a perfectly...

Come on. He's saying it because it is a perfectly safe thing to say. What's he going to do, lose the support of Trumpsters? He's not dropping an Executive Order. He could just as well be tweeting...
Forum: USA Politics 26th September 2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 7,244
Posted By Thermal
You guys are being unfair to Herc. Surely France...

You guys are being unfair to Herc. Surely France and Italy are left of, say, Japan?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
That we are referencing anime classifications...

That we are referencing anime classifications should really be a kind of clue here
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
Minor revision:

Minor revision:
Forum: USA Politics 26th September 2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,264
Posted By Thermal
Why stop with illegal immigrants? Let's disburse...

Why stop with illegal immigrants? Let's disburse garden variety domestic felons around to share the burden. Perhaps in train cars.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
Agreed that it should be different. Disagree that...

Agreed that it should be different. Disagree that it will be different. I see proxy arguments brewing on the horizon.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
Motion to rename thread That Thread II: The Other...

Motion to rename thread That Thread II: The Other Thread?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
It just occurred to me how much the teacher's...

It just occurred to me how much the teacher's right to free expression parallels the Nazi right to free expression.

Also, "normal" breast size seems to be the argument. If teach here weighed 400...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th September 2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 123,270
Posted By Thermal
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Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th September 2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 123,270
Posted By Thermal
Great. Now god is screwing with my electrical...

Great. Now god is screwing with my electrical panel. Do you know what it cost me to upgrade to a 200amp service?

Need to get the sun thing straightened out, though. If it peeks out or ducks behind...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
Agreed. Methinks the definitions for "gender...

Agreed. Methinks the definitions for "gender expression" are in need of a little fine-tuning.

This teacher, for instance, might well have been gender expressing by coming to work in women's garb...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
No, I said I'd like it if that's what the teach...

No, I said I'd like it if that's what the teach was doing. At least I could get behind that, although still having an issue with the hommes about time and place.




Agreed, time and place. I...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
It must be a hoot to dress up in kink garb and...

It must be a hoot to dress up in kink garb and make the school say they like it. Real power play, that.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
It's in the guidebook right next to teachers...

It's in the guidebook right next to teachers gratuitously strapping on two foot dildos and volleyballs under lycra bike shorts:

"Just don't do this on school grounds, jerkwads".

Or just maybe...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
I hear that. What I'm saying is that what the...

I hear that. What I'm saying is that what the teacher is doing is being an insufferable douche. That he attached said douchebaggery to trans rights is incidental.

With apologies to theprestige,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
The trans angle would get a lot more traction if...

The trans angle would get a lot more traction if this had anything to do with being trans. Seems like it's got more to do with being a jag off at the school's expense.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th September 2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 123,270
Posted By Thermal
I often clear my throat when thinking of truly...

I often clear my throat when thinking of truly decadent things. I'm delighted, and frankly shocked, to find that God has my back on them. Thought for sure they'd get me a one-way ticket south.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 25th September 2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,007
Posted By Thermal
Are any viable alternative locations for this...

Are any viable alternative locations for this landfill proposed? Is there a concern about it being within a mile of the school perhaps? Are the citizens trying to solve a credible design problem or...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
One of the articles interviewed students of the...

One of the articles interviewed students of the school, who said they don't much think about this. Kind of a no biggie.

So is that good or bad? Are these kids so forward thinking and progressive...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th September 2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 123,270
Posted By Thermal
We have, however, discovered God's way of...

We have, however, discovered God's way of dismissing a concept.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th September 2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 123,270
Posted By Thermal
I guess a case of the flu will make you the...

I guess a case of the flu will make you the Oracle of Delphi.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By Thermal
The distinction is whether something is real or...

The distinction is whether something is real or they are playing comical dress up.

My answer to bogo's argument question is "We shouldn't act like ******** in a schoolroom environment".
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