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by Diopolis
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:42 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: On blaming religion for Trump
Replies: 407
Views: 4449

Religion had been known to correlate with voting Republican in the US for a long time before 2016. It's not at all surprising that it would correlate with voting for Trump. It probably helped Trump that religious people listened to the evangelicals who endorsed him, but I wouldn't place the blame s...
by Diopolis
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:40 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: On blaming religion for Trump
Replies: 407
Views: 4449

Really religious people are used to playing second string in a republican coalition, and Trump went out of his way to make sure they knew they could keep that spot. News at 11. I dont see how someone can support trump and be all about religious values. I'm sorry but the man is an adulterer and has s...
by Diopolis
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:37 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: What Would It Take for You to Vote for Biden?
Replies: 4256
Views: 58568

I wouldn't really consider them good sources of journalism in a vacuum for the same reasons I don't grab Mother Jones or The American Spectator as authoritative sources. I'd go for Reuters , NPR , or The Wall Street Journal or else I'd go for a variety of sources. I don't think some of the sources ...
by Diopolis
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:53 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: US Dep of Defense Limits Flag Use
Replies: 122
Views: 1912

Fair's fair, I suppose.
by Diopolis
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:44 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite Fast Food Restaurant?
Replies: 607
Views: 8267

San Lumen wrote:
Infected Mushroom wrote:
is it on Shake Shack's level would you say?

I have not tried

Shake Shack has the very best burgers in my view.

They're too small for me.
by Diopolis
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:00 pm
 
Forum: Moderation
Topic: Discussion: Rules Update- Reviving an old moratorium
Replies: 124
Views: 5444

Or, as mentioned previously, circumcision threads we get from time to time. It shouldn't be a problem as long as the discussion doesn't go into excessive detail about said organs, same as when discussing topics where sex may be involved. If we were trying to hardcore sanitize you wouldn't even be a...
by Diopolis
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Moderation
Topic: Discussion: Rules Update- Reviving an old moratorium
Replies: 124
Views: 5444

So what if we're talking about something involving sex organs, but not sex? Like, a while ago in the Trans thread there was a fairly tame discussion over biological sex, and it mentioned sex organs/hormone glands and/or lack thereof. Like Eunichs being castrated, or some men/women never going throu...
by Diopolis
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:51 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Gun Control 2020 (IV) - A Gun for Me and A Gun for Thee...
Replies: 5391
Views: 89769

In states with less gun restrictions firearm deaths are higher. Deaths from firearms in gun control states per 100,000 people are: California 7.5, New York 4.1, Massachusetts 3.5, Illinois 10.9. In low gun control states firearm deaths per 100,000 are: Louisiana 21.4, Texas 12.2, Tennessee 17.8, Mi...
by Diopolis
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:16 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Gun Control 2020 (IV) - A Gun for Me and A Gun for Thee...
Replies: 5391
Views: 89769

In states with less gun restrictions firearm deaths are higher. Deaths from firearms in gun control states per 100,000 people are: California 7.5, New York 4.1, Massachusetts 3.5, Illinois 10.9. In low gun control states firearm deaths per 100,000 are: Louisiana 21.4, Texas 12.2, Tennessee 17.8, Mi...
by Diopolis
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:13 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Christian Discussion Thread XI: Anicetus’ Revenge
Replies: 4190
Views: 69657

Non-denominationalism is usually pretty close to low-church Protestants like Baptists. Even so, Protestantism is not so much a specific denomination as it is an umbrella of denominations. What exactly do you believe personally? What do you base your belief on? He could possibly mean he's a part of ...
by Diopolis
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:17 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Food Discussion Thread I
Replies: 2381
Views: 26190

( Image ) I'm not really happy with the presentation, but last night's dinner was delicious. I found a recipe for pheasant wrapped in prosciutto and thought to myself "how do I veganize it"? So I took soy-meat fillets, wrapped them in marinaded eggplant, fried them and put them in...
by Diopolis
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:10 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Christian Discussion Thread XI: Anicetus’ Revenge
Replies: 4190
Views: 69657

Non-denominational Christianity is Protestantism, even if you don't like the label. Non-denomination is the specific rejection of any denomination, including Protestantism. You can't simultaneously be denominational and non-denominational. That makes no sense. Non-denominational nicene Christianity...
by Diopolis
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:07 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Food Discussion Thread I
Replies: 2381
Views: 26190

Fartsniffage wrote:

Is that banana slices on that pizza?
by Diopolis
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:41 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: How to save socialism in the US (and other western countries
Replies: 757
Views: 11731

If a political movement is doing poorly in a democratic society it's almost always due to the fault of the movement and it's representatives. This is a naive look at the situation and ignores the very real structural and systemic barriers to socialist movements, particularly in the United States. T...
by Diopolis
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:23 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Christian Discussion Thread XI: Anicetus’ Revenge
Replies: 4190
Views: 69657

Catholics and Orthodox have joined together in designating Friday July 24th as a Day of Mourning over the Turkish Government's regrettable decision to revert the Hagia Sofia back into a mosque. The USCCB directs Catholics to recite the Akathist Hymn, or if they're unfamiliar with it, to recite a fu...
by Diopolis
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:38 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Christian Discussion Thread XI: Anicetus’ Revenge
Replies: 4190
Views: 69657

Lower Nubia wrote:
Germanic Templars wrote:
Personally I hold accountable Shaun King for a tweet he made a while back about tearing down statues that depict a white Jesus.


That's just old fashioned protestant fun!

No, that's a #BLM extremist.
by Diopolis
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:07 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Armenia-Azerbaijan Border Skirmishes
Replies: 99
Views: 2159

There never has been peace, only a cease-fire. Azerbaijan and Turkey imposed a blockade on Armenia contrary what is permitted by international law, and there have been continuous border skirmishes. It seems international law does not apply to Islamic countries. It wasn't a full blockade. Armenia ha...
by Diopolis
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:44 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Christian Discussion Thread XI: Anicetus’ Revenge
Replies: 4190
Views: 69657

Rosmana wrote:

So the Ressurection is literal? :)

Yes. It's why we're not to cremate ourselves or otherwise mutilate our bodies.
by Diopolis
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:18 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: UK Judge Rules 'No DSS' as Discrimination
Replies: 57
Views: 1159

And the amount of the housing benefit. Section 8 pays 2/3s the rent based off market value in the neighborhood (defined as the point where 40% of the houses are cheaper and 60% more expensive). Theoretically a tenant could afford a very pricey neighborhood with that type of subsidy. Isn't there a p...
by Diopolis
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:06 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Food Discussion Thread I
Replies: 2381
Views: 26190

It's scary how little some people give a crap about allergies and intolerances. Frankly, such people shouldn't be allowed to work with food. I'm coeliac, so I'm not allergic, but do become seriously ill -- often for a prolonged period -- if I eat gluten. Anyway, I once ate at this place near where ...
by Diopolis
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:00 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Armenia-Azerbaijan Border Skirmishes
Replies: 99
Views: 2159

What I don't understand is why we should care. I mean, worst comes to worst some random foreigners murder each other a bunch. Armenia is probably the one Russian ally that Russia'll actually stick up for. Turkey is a full Nato member that gives lip service- and occasionally more than that- to suppo...
by Diopolis
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:56 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Nostalgia for Jon Stewart
Replies: 43
Views: 906

A lot of Democrats I know think the Lincoln Project will win Biden the election, and my begging to differ hasn't really convinced them. Though this election is such a mess due to crisis politics that I can't really say whether Biden or Trump will win this one. The way this year is going there'll be...
by Diopolis
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:52 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Armenia-Azerbaijan Border Skirmishes
Replies: 99
Views: 2159

I thought they'd care at least a bit about their closest ally with ethnic ties, though yes I'd also be surprised if Turkey declared war over it unless Armenia were doing really really well. I'm sure Recep Tayyip Erdogan the Turkish supremacist would be more than willing to take advantage of the sit...
by Diopolis
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:31 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Nostalgia for Jon Stewart
Replies: 43
Views: 906

Vetalia wrote:
Valrifell wrote:I wouldn't characterize the past few years (and particularly the past few weeks) as "peaceful"...


Well, we haven't started any new wars around the globe...that's a good start after the bloodshed under The Lightworker.

The past several presidents, actually.
by Diopolis
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:24 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Nostalgia for Jon Stewart
Replies: 43
Views: 906

The Lincoln project are giant hypocrites. News at 11.
Not saying there aren't principled nevertrumpers. But the Lincoln project are not among them.
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