Election 2016

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Re: Election 2016

Postby Brentai » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:18 pm

A lie to keep more gullible children from shanking the ones that really need to be shanked.

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Re: Election 2016

Postby Mongrel » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:36 pm

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Re: Election 2016

Postby Grath » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:08 pm

Yeaaaaaah, if that starts being abused I'm sure there will be found a way to block those 'unblockable' messages. Even if it doesn't exist currently.

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Re: Election 2016

Postby TA » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:20 pm

のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Re: Election 2016

Postby Grath » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:54 pm

Presumably Trump will pardon him because Trump no longer cares about people mishandling classified information.

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Re: Election 2016

Postby Mongrel » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:57 am

So back to Tom Price for heath. Turns out he keeps company with these guys: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Associati ... d_Surgeons

Notable positions include (but are certainly not limited to):
- Medicare and Medicaid are evil, and members are required to sign a declaration promising not to work with them (or even private insurance companies)
- Obama won in 2008 by literally hypnotizing the weak-minded ([implied views on race/class/gender])
- Their "journal" sounds like the publishing arm of Infowars

OH GOODY.
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Re: Election 2016

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Re: Election 2016

Postby Hardly Ideal » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:03 am

Mrs. Ideal and I are watching some show about a supposed ninth planet in the most distant reaches of the solar system; orbits of some Kuiper Belt objects suggest something big is about 100 billion miles from the sun.

But that doesn't have to do with the point I'm getting to. At one point, they mentioned Pluto and how it was demoted/ killed/ reclassified/ skullfucked. We're not big on the speculation stuff, so we talked about how stupid the drama over Pluto was. Like, people were- and still are- upset over the scientific classification of a distant ball of rock. Like, passionately so. I can bring up the subject on Facebook and members of my own family will admit they don't care about solar orbits, hydrostatic stability, or gravitational dominance; all that seems to matter is that NUH UH PLUTO IS TOO A PLANET because that's what they remember from grade school.

Looking back, I wonder if we should've taken it as a warning sign, when feelings trump empirical characteristics. It was easy at the time to, say, classify whales by which was my favorite instead of anatomical features. But after The Bastard was elected in spite of all his demonstrable faults... I dunno. Just... goddamn, right?
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Re: Election 2016

Postby Friday » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:40 am

If you're saying "a significant percentage of the population does not care about facts and instead defer to their personal feelings on any/all matters" then yes, you're absolutely right.

I saw a clip of Gingrich arguing with a blonde lady about this specific thing in regards to crime rates, and long story short, while the clip made him look like a retard, he's not wrong. She kept saying "crime is down" and he kept saying "but people feel unsafe and I'll campaign on that".

Appeal to emotion may be a fallacy, but it is, and always will be, a very effective fallacy. Maybe the most effective fallacy. In fact, it's arguable and even probable that's it's more effective than factual truths in terms of getting people to come to your viewpoint.
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Re: Election 2016

Postby Friday » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:43 am

And if you disagree with that last point, here is a picture of a sad cat, a sad starving child, and a Mexican raping a sad cat and a sad starving child.
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Re: Election 2016

Postby Mongrel » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:25 am

Pluto will always be a planet >:3
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Re: Election 2016

Postby Niku » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:31 am

Just as Trump will always be the American president once elections get henceforth postponed indefinitely!
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Re: Election 2016

Postby Hardly Ideal » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:21 pm

Mongrel wrote:Pluto will always be a planet >:3

I propose we compromise and reclassify it as a Dwarf Pluto.

Also: The Bastard's own supporters are already starting to regret their votes for him.
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Re: Election 2016

Postby Brentai » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:26 pm

He DID say we'd call him Mr. Brexit.

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