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Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 911
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Posted By gnome
According to previous statements, it's just the...

According to previous statements, it's just the annoying Nazis that would be bad.
Forum: USA Politics 3rd October 2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 67,096
Posted By gnome
You're supposed to rig elections the honorable...

You're supposed to rig elections the honorable way, before any votes are even cast.
Forum: USA Politics 3rd October 2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 19,067
Posted By gnome
And all he had to do was strand a busload of...

And all he had to do was strand a busload of people. I feel like there's a name for people that gain political advantage by mistreating others.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd October 2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 114,381
Posted By gnome
Handy pamphlet on children and firearm safety: ...

Handy pamphlet on children and firearm safety:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CfqLBFXWEAAqI6N?format=jpg&name=900x900
Forum: USA Politics 1st October 2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 38,111
Posted By gnome
Seriously, I would call up to confirm with the...

Seriously, I would call up to confirm with the original lender, asking them to check again and name the company that holds the loan. If what they say doesn't match, I would demand from the new...
Forum: USA Politics 30th September 2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 19,067
Posted By gnome
Let me rephrase that. You don't get to flip flop...

Let me rephrase that. You don't get to flip flop between those roles and have anyone think you're worth listening to. What you think of yourself is your own issue.
Forum: USA Politics 30th September 2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 19,067
Posted By gnome
If I'm stepping to a place where I give up any...

If I'm stepping to a place where I give up any integrity to gleefully revel in spite, no thanks. You don't get to be the "I don't give a crap" guy and also the moral guardian.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th September 2022, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By gnome
I'm sure a bunch of us heard that in the...

I'm sure a bunch of us heard that in the appropriate voice.
Forum: USA Politics 30th September 2022, 12:30 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 19,067
Posted By gnome
I mean, nobody can stop you from holding this...

I mean, nobody can stop you from holding this opinion, but it kind of pulls the rug on any credibility when you pretend to be moralizing on a principle.
Forum: USA Politics 28th September 2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 19,067
Posted By gnome
Why is it "let's see the evidence in court, and...

Why is it "let's see the evidence in court, and whatever the outcome so be it" for a politician, but you're perfectly ready to condemn the asylum seeker's presumed crimes?
Forum: USA Politics 27th September 2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 19,067
Posted By gnome
So if the law is in their favor, the law sucks. ...

So if the law is in their favor, the law sucks. If the law is against them, violating it makes them a criminal.

In other words your policy is "screw those guys, I don't like them".
Forum: USA Politics 27th September 2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 19,067
Posted By gnome
I think you have to make up your mind about...

I think you have to make up your mind about something. Are you arguing for "but it's the law"? Wasn't it just a few posts ago that you argued against standing on the technicality of law because the...
Forum: USA Politics 27th September 2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 19,067
Posted By gnome
Using whatever semantics you like... there is a...

Using whatever semantics you like... there is a fundamental difference between coming to seek asylum and coming in to reside clandestinely.

Why should they be discussed as if they have the same...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By gnome
Agree on both counts. In the case of my...

Agree on both counts. In the case of my suggestion, safeguards against abuse would be some method of appeal and a means of removing the person from that responsibility if it's being abused. Same...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By gnome
I think there needs to be room for judgment...

I think there needs to be room for judgment calls, because the space of possible situations is too broad to codify individually. As well, the more specific you get, the more gaming of the system can...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 4,876
Posted By gnome
I'm wondering if at some point somebody trolling...

I'm wondering if at some point somebody trolling (by wearing such a ridiculous prosthetic) to demand the most expansive interpretation of gender identity inclusion becomes nearly indistinguishable...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th September 2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By gnome
A fake vote is a sick joke. It's just "because...

A fake vote is a sick joke. It's just "because we say so and you can't stop us" with a petty pretense that mocks the idea of democracy.

Except they can be stopped. Tick tock, guys.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By gnome
A worrisome thought. It seems like current...

A worrisome thought. It seems like current wisdom on nuclear weapons is that the high megaton, cold-war era city busters are no longer needed due to advanced targeting ability. We've seen that...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 7,263
Posted By gnome
Are you changing the subject? That doesn't seem...

Are you changing the subject? That doesn't seem to be the claim being addressed.
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 19,067
Posted By gnome
Appeal to people driven by spite, and all you get...

Appeal to people driven by spite, and all you get is a wreck of a country. As long as the people they hate are crying, right?
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 19,067
Posted By gnome
Do you endorse governing with spite as a primary...

Do you endorse governing with spite as a primary motivation?
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 67,096
Posted By gnome
This line is even more relevant than when the...

This line is even more relevant than when the song was released.
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 19,067
Posted By gnome
As an applicant for asylum, would you consent to...

As an applicant for asylum, would you consent to be brought somewhere if you were told that your arrival would be unannounced and no provisions had been made?

By all means, let's review the...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 15,255
Posted By gnome
These are complaints about the person's behavior...

These are complaints about the person's behavior or judgment calls.

The use of an insult that ties in appearance and gender implies that one of those is also part of the problem.

For a more...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 114,381
Posted By gnome
The term "first responder" comes to mind rather...

The term "first responder" comes to mind rather than "basically cops". It has a positive connotation and effectively conveys the idea of using the right tool for the job.
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 93,536
Posted By gnome
It does make for an issue. I think almost anyone...

It does make for an issue. I think almost anyone but Trump would go for an arranged plea deal with agreed upon consequences, but Trump in particular has reason to insist on a trial, for the very...
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 05:14 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 7,263
Posted By gnome
Funny how "Low-T" manages to be presented as weak...

Funny how "Low-T" manages to be presented as weak and a rage monster at the same time.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th September 2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 114,381
Posted By gnome
Is it just me or is Colorado over-represented in...

Is it just me or is Colorado over-represented in these stories?

When I moved to this state I asked my apartment matching agent to keep me out of Aurora. Not because I was afraid of the other...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 20th September 2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 87,336
Posted By gnome
"Hey, this guy plays Bloons during work...

"Hey, this guy plays Bloons during work also!"
Forum: USA Politics 19th September 2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 19,067
Posted By gnome
Well, we can tell what kind of person you prefer...

Well, we can tell what kind of person you prefer to be in charge.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th September 2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 20,018
Posted By gnome
It's very simple actually. RT is...

It's very simple actually. RT is state-controlled. They must, and will, print whatever the Russian government wants them to. If they deviated from the officially decided line of information to...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 18th September 2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 87,336
Posted By gnome
I can't think of any situation where a scanner...

I can't think of any situation where a scanner and an email (secured as needed) is not a better solution than faxing, except in dealing with someone else who is stuck in the last century.

In...
Forum: USA Politics 18th September 2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 19,067
Posted By gnome
Maybe we should recognize that the people who...

Maybe we should recognize that the people who were flown there should not have their lives be props for someone else's "symbolic gesture"?
Forum: USA Politics 18th September 2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 19,067
Posted By gnome
I did not expect to find you cheerleading for...

I did not expect to find you cheerleading for this, given that you're usually pretty rational on other threads.

I try to put myself into other viewpoints, but I'm hard pressed to understand how...
Forum: USA Politics 18th September 2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 19,067
Posted By gnome
Right now the cheerleaders for this aren't...

Right now the cheerleaders for this aren't counting on it at all. They're just pretending it's so whether it's accurate or not. Plays well in the intended crowd.
Forum: USA Politics 17th September 2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 93,536
Posted By gnome
Nothing more important going on than the...

Nothing more important going on than the entertainment value? National security risks, whatever, get the popcorn?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th September 2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 20,018
Posted By gnome
They shouldn't "Surrender", they should just stop...

They shouldn't "Surrender", they should just stop fighting and give the invaders what they want. For their own good. (/sarcasm)
Forum: USA Politics 14th September 2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 7,263
Posted By gnome
We'd better try and understand or else we'll be...

We'd better try and understand or else we'll be caught unprepared with no idea what to do about it.

In the case of protests against police abuse that turn violent, there are desirable solutions...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th September 2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By gnome
They're letting traitors in the news service give...

They're letting traitors in the news service give themselves enough rope to hang themselves with? Yeah, that's the ticket.
Forum: USA Politics 14th September 2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 7,263
Posted By gnome
I don't think it's entirely fraudulent either,...

I don't think it's entirely fraudulent either, but I think a non-trivial amount of mayhem was instigated in order to blunt public sympathy.
Forum: USA Politics 13th September 2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,299
Posted By gnome
I think there's a thread topic in this.

I think there's a thread topic in this.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 13th September 2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 87,336
Posted By gnome
My workplace decided to cope with that by asking...

My workplace decided to cope with that by asking us to generate a hypothetical end of October report based on current weekly trends. Given that assuming a current weekly trend continues is usually...
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,291
Posted By gnome
A frightening thought, but is it truly borne out?...

A frightening thought, but is it truly borne out? First we'd even have to say what that would look like, historically. Would you look at all democracies that have ended, and see which ones voted...
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,299
Posted By gnome
I think it's implied that this isn't the place to...

I think it's implied that this isn't the place to hash out these opinions, so in that spirit I don't plan on making an argument of it, but I am interested what you mean by critical thinking here.
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,299
Posted By gnome
I think you've mistaken my opinion. Ways of...

I think you've mistaken my opinion. Ways of removing "dark money" or any other kind of excessive money from campaigns is of interest to me. I am unwilling to allow the government to weaken the 1st...
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,299
Posted By gnome
Feel free to decline to answer, as I consider...

Feel free to decline to answer, as I consider one's voting choices private and you can share only as much as you care to. But from your phrasing it sounds like you changed your mind before you...
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 67,096
Posted By gnome
Something I'm trying to figure out. If they'd...

Something I'm trying to figure out. If they'd used the more common "first-past-the-post" system, wouldn't she have lost anyway?
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,291
Posted By gnome
Learned the wrong lesson from noticing that most...

Learned the wrong lesson from noticing that most people get in trouble when their attempts to cover it up are revealed.

Predicted (with partial success) that if you don't even try to cover it up...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th September 2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By gnome
I think a real possibility, once Russia is out of...

I think a real possibility, once Russia is out of all parts of Ukraine, is a cease fire that lasts indefinitely without a formal peace, as various points of contention grind out for decades,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th September 2022, 05:41 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 20,018
Posted By gnome
Think about how most people roll their eyes and...

Think about how most people roll their eyes and skip over when someone argues "You know who the REAL Nazis are?" I think many Russians may be conditioned to have that reaction even though it's...
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