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81  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 17, 2013, 05:30:32 PM

Quote from: Razgon on January 17, 2013, 12:53:30 PM

All backward idiots are atheists? IS THAT WHAT YOU ARE IMPLYING??!

I don't think he's implying that at all. Why do you ask that?

Ale
82  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 17, 2013, 05:28:15 PM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on January 17, 2013, 06:04:32 AM

Quote from: TiLT on January 14, 2013, 05:31:56 AM

Quote from: hepcat on January 14, 2013, 02:27:25 AM

Arclight isn't trying to insult anyone.  He's being open and honest about his beliefs.  I may not agree with them, but I see no reason to belittle him for his faith.  I disagree more with intolerance, truth be told.

I realize that, and I'm not trying to insult him either, though I am being harsh on purpose. I don't see why he can attack the foundations of my world view (such as the Big Bang) if I can't attack his right back. Sometimes I get the impression that attacking science is okay, but attacking religion is unacceptable.

It's not just "the foundation of your worldview," either. Science is right -- not always in its conclusions, but in its process and approach. The framework of science is the only system we have in place for truly determining what is factual or not in this world.

If your religion is based upon ignoring or denying large bodies of rigorously-tested scientific data, then your religion is undeserving of respect.

Are the followers of that religion undeserving of respect?

Ale
83  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 16, 2013, 08:56:06 AM

Quote from: TiLT on January 16, 2013, 07:35:22 AM

I'll respectfully

That probably would have prevented the argument.

Ale
84  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 16, 2013, 06:04:49 AM

Quote from: TiLT on January 15, 2013, 08:43:32 PM

Quote from: hepcat on January 15, 2013, 08:33:10 PM

So all forms of religion are appallingly backwards to you?  Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus...they're all just backward people?

Why do you have to read everything I write from the most negative angle possible?

As a mostly neutral observer, could it possibly be because you write it with such a negative angle? You come across as dogmatic as many a religious zealot.

Ale
85  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 08, 2013, 07:50:40 PM
I did say overtly, not overly. Important distinction.

Ale
86  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 08, 2013, 07:25:04 AM
I'm curious how long you've been born again, Arclight. I never thought of you as overtly religious at all until this thread.

Ale
87  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 06, 2013, 06:44:29 AM

Quote from: Arclight on January 05, 2013, 06:35:45 PM


If Jesus came back today, who would be his biggest detractors?


I've wondered for a long time how the second coming would go down if it happened today. Could you imagine someone trying to claim they were Christ?

Ale
88  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 06, 2013, 06:42:03 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 06, 2013, 05:40:48 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 06, 2013, 03:42:56 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on January 06, 2013, 03:33:55 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 06, 2013, 02:51:06 AM

Quote from: Arclight on January 05, 2013, 06:35:45 PM

1. Being a Christian is not the same as being Religious.


Um...what?


Dude, he *specifically* said he'd like to explain it but it's impossible.  Sometimes you just have to accept things on not-faith.

-Autistic Angel

My comment to him still stands.  I find it especially ludicrous because I am a Christian.

Well I'm not a Christian OR religious, and yet his statement seems easy to understand.

You can follow the teachings of Jesus and believe in his divinity without being a churchgoer or practicing any sect's doctrine. That's being a Christian without being religious.

Or

You can go to church regularly, practice all the prescribed rituals, and tithe the expected amount without actually believing the literal truth of the resurrection. That's being religious without being a Christian. Or you can follow any of a number of religions that aren't Christianity. Who's more religious, broadly speaking, than Muslims?


Going to church is not what makes you religious. A Christian is an adherent of Christianity. If you don't believe Christ was the son of god and died for your sins, you aren't a Christian. I don't see how you can be a Christian and not be religious.

Ale
89  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama's a <n word> but I'm not racist! on: November 14, 2012, 02:38:37 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 12, 2012, 07:31:24 PM

Quote from: hepcat on November 12, 2012, 07:16:50 PM

The confirmed intent of that facebook post was to insinuate the president was worthless

This is okay

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and deserving of death.  

This is not.

Quote
Tacking on the n word was her way of showing his worthlessness by using a term she believed trivialized and insulted the man.

Agreed. But does the act of tacking on the word make her a racist? Or was she just trying to insult him in a deeply offensive way?

Ask yourself why it would insult him in a deeply offensive way and you might have your answer.

Ale
90  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: What will Obama's Scandals Be? on: November 09, 2012, 06:21:30 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on November 09, 2012, 02:21:03 AM

Quote from: Alefroth on November 08, 2012, 03:44:21 AM

She looks a lot like her dad.

Ale

I think we figured out the scandal! Alefroth sleeps with Obama! Caught on tape! FILM AT 11!

I would think the scandal would be due to Biden continually washing his '83 Trans Am on the White House lawn shirtless.

And it ain't no grainy night-vision flik either.

Ale
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If Weed is Legalize Nationwide, Will You Celebrate 420? on: November 09, 2012, 06:02:57 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 09, 2012, 05:33:01 PM

Why is there not a no vote that doesn't call users losers?

Consider the source.

Ale
92  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: What will Obama's Scandals Be? on: November 08, 2012, 04:24:19 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 07, 2012, 06:58:23 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on November 07, 2012, 05:31:34 PM

I don't know what it will be. Probably not graft and corruption or other illegal activities; this white house seems as above-board as any. I'm leaning toward a clintonesque zippergate episode.

I see it the other way. Obama doesn't seem like a guy who would cheat. But given he's from Chi-town, corruption seems like an option.  Maybe around solar companies.

And Hep, how about you just answer the question without being a douche?

And I'm not angry at all. Apathetic is more appropos.

If it walks like a douche, and talks like a douche...

And then you insult our intelligence.

Ale
93  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The 2012 Presidential Debates Thread: Get Free Halo Armor! Final debate 10-22 on: November 08, 2012, 04:03:46 AM

Quote from: gellar on November 07, 2012, 06:32:39 AM

Also, really great concession by Mr Romney.

It's almost like he was relieved to be able to be himself.

Ale
94  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The 2012 Presidential Debates Thread: Get Free Halo Armor! Final debate 10-22 on: November 08, 2012, 03:46:32 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on November 07, 2012, 05:40:31 AM

Quote from: gellar on November 07, 2012, 04:17:04 AM

That was an ass kicking.

I wouldn't call Obama being the first president to win reelection with a smaller number of electoral votes than he earned the first time to an "ass kicking".

That's OK.

Ale
95  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: What will Obama's Scandals Be? on: November 08, 2012, 03:44:21 AM

Quote from: Scraper on November 07, 2012, 04:46:43 PM

She's the one on the left.




She looks a lot like her dad.

Ale
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Homeowners Insurance on: November 08, 2012, 03:41:25 AM
Have had Metropolitan for over 15 years, and had one claim, which was very smooth and got paid a lot more than expected. However, just today talked with Allstate because Met's premium keeps going up. Allstate is able to provide the same policy for considerably less.

Ale
97  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Romney: June Jobs Report 'Kick In The Gut' on: July 07, 2012, 02:57:57 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on July 06, 2012, 09:08:05 PM

It's all fun and games until you try to pin Romney down about HIS plan.

Quote
Romney has plainly calculated that he can win without explaining what he’d do as president, and seems intent on becoming the “generic Republican candidate” that pollsters include in surveys (and that often outperform real Republicans). He seems to be making two assumptions: The country is in such dire shape that simply being against Obama is enough, and his background at Bain Capital is a sufficient qualification to get him elected. His campaign is a sustained exercise in avoiding risk.

I know Romney's jobs plan has something to do with tax cuts for billionaires and magic pixie dust, but I'm a little hazy on the details.

No, I don't think you are.

Ale
98  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Risk of non-citizen voters at center of election year struggle on: June 05, 2012, 04:27:53 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on June 04, 2012, 04:03:04 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on June 04, 2012, 04:16:07 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on June 04, 2012, 03:21:03 AM

Quote from: Pyperkub on June 04, 2012, 03:05:59 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on June 03, 2012, 11:48:36 PM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on June 02, 2012, 05:29:24 PM

Democrats are *not* trying to allow non-citizens to vote. The Republicans are trying to block actual citizens who are more likely to vote Democratic from voting by setting up "proof of citizenship" standards that millions of Americans can't meet -- particularly poor Americans, old Americans, women and college students.

That's quite the outrageous claim.  Got concrete proof?

Yes.  Florida's voter purge has already been called into question because of it

And this is proof how?

It's the latest point in a long-running pattern.  The wave of restrictive new voting regulations that have been pushed into law by Republican state legislatures around the country.  Shuffling around which forms of photo ID are acceptable, passing draconian new restrictions on voter registration drives, cutting back on early and absentee voting...Florida even went out of its way to specifically ban early voting on the Sunday before the election, conveniently blocking the Get Out The Vote events traditionally held at many African American churches.

And then there's series of "isolated incidents" that occur every year where Democratic-leaning districts suddenly receive a rash of phone calls warning them that the election is being held a day later, or their polling place has been closed and the lines elsewhere are expected to be three hours long, or that police officers are going to be prowling around for unpaid parking tickets and broken tail lights.  My favorite variant: a "volunteer from the Democrat's campaign" calls up to thank you so much for your support, but victory has now been assured and you should feel free to relax at home.

The Republican Party isn't responsible for this punctual spate of isolated incidents, of course.  It's some shadowy, uncatchable prankster making thousands of robo-calls on their behalf, and they're anxious to decry "dirty tricks by both sides."  Republicans couldn't possibly be involved because they're much too busy trying to motivate voters in their own way.  Are you a registered Republican, pr0ner?  My mother is, and I've seen the push polls they drop in her mailbox every election season.


1) Barack Hussein Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid want to slash the defense budget and rely on Europe to provide for our national defense!  Should Republicans continue to stand up for American independence?  Y / N

2) Republicans have a bold plan to get our America's economy moving in the right direction!  Should they abandon their principles and give in to the failed policies of Barack Hussein Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid?  Y / N


So really, it's less of an "outrageous claim," and more of a "factual claim of outrageous behavior."  See the difference?


-Autistic Angel

Once again, this is proof how?

At least Blackadar could provide some, which I appreciate.

So you've got nothing to say about the proof?

Ale
99  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Salem on: March 31, 2012, 05:31:43 PM

Quote from: cheeba on January 25, 2011, 04:20:05 AM

Quote from: hepcat on January 24, 2011, 07:44:51 PM

it was only a matter of time....

Yeah, doesn't take long after the ubiquitous cries of, "game has PvP? omgz GRIEFERS who are sociopaths who only want to destroy my game, ahhhhh!!!"

What's the point of misrepresenting reality?

Ale
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 80s Music on: March 03, 2012, 05:08:41 AM

Quote from: Barrakketh on March 03, 2012, 02:55:22 AM

Lots already mentioned, but I don't see any love for Canadians so far. So, I'll add:

Strange Advance
The Spoons
The Box
Men Without Hats
Gowan
Honeymoon Suite
The Payolas
Rock and Hyde
Haywire
Saga
Roman Grey
Frozen Ghost
Idle Eyes
Parachute Club

Ooh, I love Eyes of a Stranger. Didn't know they were Canadian. Did you purposely omit Loverboy?

Ale
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 80s Music on: March 01, 2012, 06:10:44 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on March 01, 2012, 04:53:25 AM

Snap, I forgot to mention the Talking Heads. I love Fear of Music and Remain in Light.

Also, I dig "Paul's Boutique" by the Beastie Boys.

OK, so let's break it down a little further. Which album should I start with for these artists?

Prince
The Clash
Adam Ant
Peter Gabriel
The Smiths
Joy Division
The Police

1999
Give 'em Enough Rope (London Calling close second, but I think GeER is tighter and more focused)
Friend or Foe
Security
Meat is Murder
Closer
Can't choose between Zenyatta Mondatta or Ghost in the Machine

They're not 80's, but Talking Heads: 77 and More Songs About Buildings and Food are both superb.

Ale
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 80s Music on: March 01, 2012, 04:23:16 AM
That's ok, I forgot The Clash, but then saw you had it  icon_biggrin

Ale
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 80s Music on: March 01, 2012, 04:12:41 AM
U2
Husker Du
Dead Kennedys
Circle Jerks
Joy Division
The Plimsouls
Modern English
The Police
The Pretenders
Blondie
The Motels
TSOL
Oingo Boingo
The Cars
Talking Heads
Iron Maiden
The Scorpions
Adam Ant
Siouxsie and the Banshees
The Minutemen
R.E.M.
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Echo and the Bunnymen
X
The Smiths
New Order
Camper van Beethoven
The Violent Femmes
Wall of Voodoo
The Pixies

and many, many more.

Ale
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 80s Music on: March 01, 2012, 03:54:35 AM
There is an enormous amount of good music from just about every genre. It's really one of the most diverse decades of music I can think of.

I'd suggest one of the 80's stations of the music streaming services as a start. Do you have a predilection for any particular genre?

Ale
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Old Game Revival Thread - What games do you want to see updated / sequeled? on: January 23, 2012, 07:22:43 AM
SunDog: Frozen Legacy
Earth Orbit Stations

Ale
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Soda Stream thoughts? on: December 11, 2011, 12:07:31 AM
I've had one for over two years, and make 3 to 4 bottles of bubbly water per week. The only flavors I've tried were Lemon-Lime and Tonic. They were OK. It mostly gets used for the bubbly water, which we drink a lot of. I'd really like to get the one with the glass carafe, but it's so much more expensive.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woolly Mammoth to be Brought Back to Life on: December 06, 2011, 03:03:01 AM

Quote from: hepcat on December 05, 2011, 02:53:40 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 05, 2011, 02:14:51 PM



Not really sure why they are cloning the Mammoth,is it 'because we can'?..which is fine by me,i am not going to go all Jeff Goldblum ...one thing does concern me is that mammoths are a lot bigger than Elephants,so surely when its born it will be bigger than a normal baby elephant,unless they genetically mess about with the size,it doesn't sound good for the elephant who's womb this is going in

if it is 'because we can'...why don't they do the Dodo bird?,we discovered that bird and then 80 years later it was extinct,at least it would deserve a 'second life',as it was us who made it extinct in the first place

Sarah Palin has hunted, killed and eaten every single game animal in existence.  It's only natural that her vast fortune now be funneled into the creation of new, more dangerous prey.  If she and Trigger (or whatever the kid's name is) aren't feasting on Mammoth Burgers by this time next year, the terrorists have won.

I don't think her womb is big enough, either.

Ale
108  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rick Santorum Believes Muslims Should be Profiled on: November 29, 2011, 04:51:16 PM

Quote from: Scraper on November 29, 2011, 03:17:02 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on November 29, 2011, 01:31:34 PM

They should, as should African Americans with their pants at their knees, wearing red or blue bandannas.   

So should all white men who appear on the People's Court, and all doctors of famous people, and all catholic priests, and all college football/basketball coaches, and all Mexicans driving low-riders, and all 16 year old kids who advertise on Craig's List, and all white girls who text during a trip to the Governer's Mansion, and all people who use the the term "logic". We can add to the list as more crimes are committed. That would be the type of country I want to live in.

Profile everybody! It's the only way we'll be safe.

Ale
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 26, 2011, 06:14:29 PM

Quote from: Calavera on November 26, 2011, 02:20:07 PM

Quote from: Chordian on November 26, 2011, 11:01:29 AM


Please don't kill the messenger. Tongue

When has anyone cared about the feet or yards in a mile? Great, now I know it takes ~ 1800 steps to walk a mile. Woooooo!

And sometimes I wish more people knew that a pint (16 oz) was a pound (16 oz). (But how many grams to a cm^3?  icon_wink)

My pint of molasses is more than a pound. My pint of whiskey is less.

Ale
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Today is Veteran's Day - thanks dbt & others! on: November 11, 2011, 08:19:12 AM
Army vet 82-88

Thank you.

Ale
111  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Free Steam codes for ARES and Sanctum - from indie royale deal on: October 31, 2011, 02:29:17 AM

Quote from: Caine on October 30, 2011, 08:22:58 PM

I also have keys for ARES, Nimbus and Sanctum.  

I'd like the one for Sanctum, please.

Thanks,
Ale
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lindsay Lohan to pose for Playboy on: October 27, 2011, 08:09:13 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 27, 2011, 01:12:20 PM

Quote from: Razgon on October 27, 2011, 11:37:20 AM

Man, some of you guys are really mean.

She's not here to read this stuff, so how is it mean?

You've got an odd notion of what it means to be mean.

Ale
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lindsay Lohan to pose for Playboy on: October 27, 2011, 08:08:28 PM

Quote from: Razgon on October 27, 2011, 03:32:08 PM

Quote from: Gratch on October 27, 2011, 02:07:02 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on October 27, 2011, 01:53:45 PM

Quote from: Gratch on October 27, 2011, 01:22:46 PM

I have a distinct disdain for the celebrity types who continually break the law then simply thumb their nose at the courts, which has basically been Lindsay's MO for the last 3-4 years.  If any one of us had done even half of the things she did (i.e. DWI, drug possession, hit & run accidents, theft, failing to comply with a single court order, etc.), we'd be in jail for years, yet she is out partying and posing for Playboy. 

Agreed, but I blame the CA court system.  Seems to be two different set of rules

True, but I see why they don't really want to deal with the celebrities though.  The jail system is already so woefully understaffed and underfunded that they simply can't handle the circus that something like Lindsay going to jail would bring.  Knowing this, celebrities like Lohan simply use it as an excuse to do anything and everything they want, instead of simply being decent citizens like the rest of us.

Yeah, I agree - My apologies, no idea why this struck a chord with me. I am now going to do something never seen before on the internet.

I apologize for my temper and rudeness!

I don't think you were out of line, whether Lindsay is 'here' to read it or not.

Ale
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A real-life 'Kick-Ass' on: October 15, 2011, 05:48:55 AM

Quote from: PR_GMR on October 14, 2011, 03:17:59 PM

A black superhero.. with a flat-top haircut? Auesome!

Word up.

Ale
115  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: 9-9-9 sounds really dumb on: October 14, 2011, 02:30:48 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 14, 2011, 02:03:17 AM

Quote from: Pyperkub on October 14, 2011, 12:39:07 AM

Even better - did it come from Sim City?

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Long before Cain was running for president and getting attention for his 999 plan, the residents of SimCity 4 -- which was released in 2003 -- were living under a system where the default tax rate was 9 percent for commercial taxes, 9 percent for industrial taxes and 9 percent for residential taxes. (That is, of course, if you didn't use the cheat codes to get unlimited money and avoid taxes altogether.)

The campaign staffer who came up with the plan had no comment.   ninja2

You really think Herman Cain couldn't come up with that idea on his own?

I think not letting Muslims in his administration is all his.

Ale
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The best damn PS3 commercial you'll ever see on: October 06, 2011, 02:10:12 AM
Most excellent.
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 06, 2011, 12:01:07 AM

Quote from: Toe on October 03, 2011, 09:35:22 PM

Amazing photo from NYC Police Aviation Unit of 9/11 that I had not seen before.

Spoiler for Hiden:

Wow, Semendinger. That must have been rough.

Ale
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Amazing Soccer Goal on: October 04, 2011, 07:45:10 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on October 04, 2011, 05:03:18 PM

Quote from: Crux on October 04, 2011, 03:27:01 PM

It was fantastic. I can't tell which I am more impressed by - the bicycle kick, or the first touch he made that helped set it up.

I'm more impressed by the touch myself, wow.  He is so young too.

Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk

I think the second touch was just as awesome. It was like he passed to himself.

Ale
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reading glasses: tell me about them on: September 25, 2011, 12:45:32 AM
Reading glasses are just basically magnification lenses for the condition that typically starts in the 40's where small, close, objects and print get hard to see. I started needing them a couple of years ago. I use the 1.5. I got a pair with little LED's for reading in bed at night.

Ale
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Railworks 2, soon to be Railworks 3: Train Simulator 2012 on: September 23, 2011, 09:20:44 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 23, 2011, 04:16:34 PM

almost forgot the update is supposed to be out today, may have to fire this up obver the weekend to check out the new prettiness.

Mine wouldn't start after the upgrade. Haven't looked into it at all yet.

Ale
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