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I marked 'Donald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence' on my sample ballot just to see what it felt like.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: October 21, 2020, 06:25:09 AM »
At least he's level-headed about it.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen
« on: October 15, 2020, 07:13:35 AM »
Shred on, great one.

I don't understand why some people are so rabidly opposed to listening to scientists and doctors. It's incredibly reckless and arrogant.

Three things: the American education system, Evangelicalism, and the MAGA cult.

Honestly, I don't care, sokarul. I don't own guns and I don't want to.

That being said, I'm pro-2nd Amendment. If you want to own guns, that's great. Obviously you should have to pass a background check and endure a waiting period, maybe take a safety course, but after all that, go for it.

My point still stands. The Founding Fathers wrote the 2nd Amendment thinking about their muskets, not about Glocks.

Anyways, back to Amy!

Assault rifles are automatic by definition. You mean assault weapons.

Actually, assault rifles are selective fire, but I doubt that matters to the point that he was trying to make.

Pretty much what markjo said.

The Lounge / Re: Hello. I'm new here and I'm curious....
« on: October 05, 2020, 04:58:10 AM »

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: October 03, 2020, 06:41:55 AM »
According to the CDC, universal mask-wearing in public may reduce COVID deaths by as much as 100,000 over the next 100 days.

I repeat: 100,000 over the next 100 days.

Americans are, as a whole, ignorant, lazy, selfish, and uncaring. It's no wonder we're fucked.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Qanon Conspiracy
« on: October 03, 2020, 06:25:14 AM »
I really hope these smooth brains gather in large numbers and discuss how much of a hoax COVID-19 is while coughing on each other.

She seems like a decent enough person.

I disagree with her politics. My disagreement is not itself indicative of her capacity to perform in this position.

However, her devout Catholic views may present a conflict on interest. And her "Constitutional originalist" viewpoints are concerning, as the Constitution is a (literally and figuratively) evolving document. We add Amendments, like the one that gave her the right to vote. Or the one that ended the enslavement of African-Americans. We interpret the 2nd Amendment in accordance with the decline of muskets and rise of semi-automatic assault rifles. That's just common sense.

Not to mention, Mitch McConnell set a precedent in 2016 when Justice Scalia unexpectedly passed away -- "Hey, the election is only nine months away. Let's give the American people a voice in a generally undemocratic process for once!" I agreed in 2016. I supported that.

Now in 2020, with the election a matter of weeks away following the passing of Notorious RBG, I still support delaying the nomination. But McConnell doesn't. Republicans don't. They did it only to spite Obama because he was a Democrat, not because they cared about our democratic values. With Biden ahead in the polls, their primary concern is installing a conservative Justice before Trump's ousted and nothing more.

Trump got dat 'Rona, LMAO.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: What are you reading?
« on: October 03, 2020, 06:14:40 AM »
I've been re-reading some of Frederick Douglass' stuff, like What to a Slave is the Fourth of July? and Narrative. Shit's pertinent.

I've also been on a slight David Foster Wallace kick recently. I have to revisit his essays every once in a while and then stare at my copy of Infinite Jest before deciding to delay reading it yet again.

The Lounge / Re: Official Happy Birthday Thread
« on: October 02, 2020, 10:31:36 AM »

The Lounge / Re: Happy October!
« on: October 01, 2020, 06:29:21 AM »

The Lounge / Happy October!
« on: October 01, 2020, 06:00:13 AM »
May you all have the spookiest of months.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Qanon Conspiracy
« on: September 25, 2020, 06:31:26 PM »
Men who espouse their belief in QAnon should be given vasectomy coupons.

The Lounge / Re: Antalya Girls With Coronamask On The Beach
« on: September 25, 2020, 03:52:42 PM »
We gotta get wise a wife...

The Lounge / Re: Sweden victory covid 19: Herd immunity
« on: September 25, 2020, 03:51:40 PM »
I'm partial to space elves.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: September 25, 2020, 11:10:08 AM »

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: September 24, 2020, 02:07:02 PM »
In order to promote social justice we have renamed the Bureau of Land Management to Black Lives Matter.

What is this, NationStates?

The Lounge / Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
« on: September 21, 2020, 01:02:25 PM »
R.I.P., Notorious RGB.

The Lounge / Re: Sweden victory covid 19: Herd immunity
« on: September 20, 2020, 06:38:59 PM »
wise is so full of shit, I called a plumber.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead?
« on: September 20, 2020, 06:37:17 PM »
I've got to say in light of recent events, I think everyone owes Tom Bishop an apology.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Does Vladimir Putin exist?
« on: September 07, 2020, 03:33:35 PM »
Probably not, no.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Murder of George Floyd
« on: August 29, 2020, 12:23:39 PM »
Oh shit.

The shooter is facing five felony charges and they're extraditing him from Illinois to Wisconsin to try him as an adult so he'll receive a harsher sentence.

The Lounge / Re: RIP King T'Challa aka Chadwick Boseman
« on: August 29, 2020, 12:22:13 PM »
A true superhero. Wakanda forever.

Can you define systemic racism? Thanks!

Or you could do a bit of poking around and find plenty of good info on it.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Argument from Desire
« on: August 20, 2020, 05:02:26 PM »
Every natural or innate desire we experience points to something real. We have a desire for perfect happiness, a perfect guide: therefore, this happiness and guide do exist.

Our ideas of that happiness and of that guide likely differ.
Our ideas of how they might be attained, perhaps, but can you truly say you don't want that feeling of happiness?

Again, our idea of that happiness likely differs. What I think of or experience as happiness probably isn't what you think of or experience as happiness.
Is it not? The very fact I say the word and you immediately think of a pleasant and enjoyable state of affairs would seem to discredit that notion.
What that state of affairs is, yes, we might disagree upon that, but happiness itself? One of us might be active, the other passive, one of us might prefer struggle and satisfaction while the other prefers contentment, all of that does indeed vary. But the concept of happiness itself does not.

... so our idea of happiness differs?

Beats me. I ain't the guy to talk to about programming. It's all gibberish to me.

I tried briefly to make my own programming language in basic on my C64. It came with a desktop-style CLI I was also programming on it.

It was fun. I programmed all kinds of programs it would load if you for example typed "Calculator" or "School math program"

This was like 10 years ago, fun times.
What's C64? Never heard of it, to be honest. Can you share some example programs?

What's C64?

Way to make me feel old, dude.

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