I have a similar mentality. I don't like seeing gaps in threads or missing information just because I don't like someone.I kinda dislike reading any threads and seeing the gaps in it. So ignoring people just because I don't like 'em clashes with that, which makes me annoyed.
I tried, but in the end I always unignore the person, because seeing a thread peppered with that box is confirmed to irritate me.
I'm still curious as to why you think Adornable gaslighting on Morphile's behalf helps the communityBecause he's helped out in the community greatly here? I don't see why having a naive view that Morphile is harmless means he shouldn't be mod. I mean I don't think Morphile is harmless, I don't like him at all.
I'm quite surprised you don't like him myself, LIA was one of Bernie Sanders' delegates in 2016.
No this is what I do when you defend transphobia. Which is what you have done, in the past.Well then that's a lie. So is this what you do when the staff of a site don't ban somebody you don't like? Spread lies about them?
The only interaction I remember between kitten and Rufus is her being a troll.No this is what I do when you defend transphobia. Which is what you have done, in the past.
When you use your mod powers to threaten a trans person for calling out the open supporter of an anti-lgbt political party equating gender identity with his stupid duck gimmick, you are defending transphobia.
You used that term again, so I will ask again: How exactly is LIA gaslighting you?I'm still curious as to why you think Adornable gaslighting on Morphile's behalf helps the community
And actually for that matter if you yourself do admit that Morphile isn't harmless, why not, I dunno, actually do something about him
Morphile, you claimed the only thing Hitler did wrong as the holocaust. I put the quote it in my sig. And that's extremely damning thing to say since that was hardly the only bad thing the nazi's did.You're calling me Fascist for preferring a non-fascistic authoritarian to Socialists.
You've claimed no-one can agree on what fascism is, invited your opponents to define the word for you, have said that you believe nationalism is a more powerful force than economic self interest for motivating humans, and your argument that familial collective punishments works implies you imaging society as consisting of clans rather than atomic individuals. Your not a classical liberal, your beliefs are outside the mainstream and lack a clear label, and since you implied you were supporting Hitler against Britain and Frances as the holocaust wasn'ty involved then, labelling you a Fascists is kind of a natural thing for some to do.You're using utterly generic authoritarianism, which I have always argued for on the condition of extremely dire circumstances rather than something to aspire to, to say I advocate for a specific subset that my most directly supportive argument for has a clause explicitly negating the authoritarian element.
Please actually explain your arguments then. Because this idea combined with your belief that nationalism is the strongest force imaginable for motivating humans, your anti-immigrant stance, hostility to foreign religions and the left seems like a memeplex that heavily overlaps with classical fascism. Because you sound really fascist.The nationalist arguments I've made have all been contingent on the idea the nations are governed representatively and the atrocious track record of "cultural mosaics" throughout history.
My opposition to Socialism is backed by logic that you have never refuted, resorting to "but you can never prove you're right!" about an explicit hypothetical alternate scenario, something inherently impossible to prove. You can only use precedent to form an educated guess, and that precedent is "Socialism has failed literally every time, usually largely from internal incompetence and tyranny rather than Capitalists breaking it from outside".
This speaks for itself.My argument is that the precedents for Socialism of the types similar to what was elected into power in Chile indicate a virtually guaranteed economic failure state, especially during the Cold War in a country with some industrial needs being import-only. By precedent, Chile would have failed under the Socialists. Again, "less bad", not "good" or "not bad".
The Bengal Famine for one.Guess what system of governance every massive famine in the last century has been under? Socialism. Specifically the "dictatorship of the proletariat" managing to screw up basic necessities out of what can only be pure incompetence because the places were self-sufficient, agriculturally, prior to the Socialists taking over.
I agree with almost all of this. But according to the right this isn't case. Obamacare after all is fundamentally the same thing as socialism to them. And according to libertarians and economic conservatives their is no real difference. And this leads to the fundamental problem with your methods, since anyone who favours any sort of economic regulation is subject to the same social attacks as actual anarchocommunists. Which quickly leads to radicalisation and has resulted in the view of communism among the USA in being at all time high.Furthermore, there's a few important differences between Socialist policy and Social policy. Social Democracy is explicitly about covering for the failures of market economies with government control over things that Capitalism is ill-suited to due to dysfunctional incentives. Unlike with Socialism, this is only an issue for some industries, ones where the cost of not paying up is essentially a matter of survival, rather than a crippling issue for the entire economy because the system doesn't actually have inherent incentive structures.
Your "amoral pragmatism" sure sounded lot like them to me. If you have the same truth priors as them, and only argue with them over moral qualms you've said your willing to abandon. All the while viewing the nation and family as fundamental units of society, multiculturalism as bad, religion and authoritarianism as good. Your probably have as much in common with them as the "leftist your side" you against here has in common with each other.You're calling me alt-right, a neonazi, a fascist... When my argument regarding immigration control is explicitly contingent on representative governance. That argument explicitly does not apply to authoritarian states, and concerns only nationality, not race.
You do realise resource curses are a thing, right?. That affect negatively effect internal economic development, centralisation of power and ironically lead to greater property than their absence would have caused. Venuezalas a bad case study for contrasting capitalism and communism since their Oil was low quality and an energy market was steadily leaving them behind. The idiotic governments long list of bad decisions is ultimately responsible for the tragedy unfolding, but their economies structural problems precede socialism.Yes, Pinochet did atrocities, but he didn't cause mass starvation like Venezuela's dealing with.
This is called the out group homogeneity bias. It's also the reason your opponents are calling you a fascist, since your views are sufficient close to one they lose the ability to distinguish between them.Your side seemingly does not understand how to argue by using facts.
How explodey. Toppings are supposed to stay inside at least until you try to take a bite.*snip*
It's a fad thing. Of course, for all that we Malaysians claim to appreciate good food we kinda butcher Western cooking at times, quite gruesomely as you can see yourself.How explodey. Toppings are supposed to stay inside at least until you try to take a bite.
Again, carrots are just begging for mockery. If, as you say, there was a desire to add some sweetness, things like caramelized onions, garlic confit, grilled pineapple, or adding molasses to create more of a sweet chili sauce would have all been better. All while keeping far more to what is the loose etiquette of hamburger making.
I want one of those Katsu burgers.Katsu Burger, guys. Breaded and deep-fried patties with tonkatsu sauce.
It's a Seattle thing. I went there with @Rufus Shinra, but I dunno, it was kinda saltier and less flavorful than usual, but it might've been because I was coming down with a cold.
My favorite is the "Godzilla Attack", which, according to their menu, contains: Grass-fed beef katsu, pepper jack cheese, 12 spices blend, jalapenos, spicy mayo, & tonkatsu sauce.
They also serve fries with nori. That is, seaweed flakes. Delicious.
For drinks, they've got Jones Soda and various flavors of Ramune, among other things.
This must be what foreigners feel like when they see the Americanized versions of their cuisine.So as not to derail the 'Stupid stuff on SB' thread with pictures of hamburgers, I decided to post 'em here. Make of it what you will.
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The 1kg burger.
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The half kilo.
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480grams, 4-patties chicken burger.
@Lerticus, @Rufus Shinra, @Lordroel, @Yesman.
Because the entire meta-point of the Draka is the to be a dark mirror of America, so yes? The Draka reject moral ambiguity, realised they were evil according to contemporary moral standards, and thus rejected said morality in favour of neitzschian nationalist solipsism. Being honest and abandon the golden rule out of national self interest, declaring internationalism to be dead and the lives of foreigners to be nothing, and worshiping power and military, makes the drake an embodiment of the worst traits of the political right and merely take them on a train ride to their nightmarish conclusion...Meanwhile, if you gave a typical Occupy Democrats follower a copy of the Draka books and said "The Draka are if America was honest", they'd probably agree with you.
Yes.Do you straight-up not know what the Streisand effect is? At all?
This is true.Do you just completely not comprehend the fact that people want to know forbidden knowledge more than regular information, or that extremists are inherently more vocal and we happen to be in the middle of communication capability going exponential?
This sentence could be multiple political threads by itself. I will state I disbelieved the older leftist generation's claim about a large chunk of the population being secretly racist and sexist before I started using the internet for social purposes, which is a model your argument would support. I am cynical enough to agree your basic claim, although I am also cynical enough to believe social echo chambers are making thing even worse.Have you considered that maybe people aren't generally becoming more extreme, foreign influence isn't notably more severe than usual, things are going mostly about as poorly as they've been for decades and all this shit is a mix of some largely-irrelevant firsts and people shouting about all this stuff more openly?
I didn't even realize this thread was here before my splurging. Well ok then.I'm replying to this here to prevent a derail.
Because the entire meta-point of the Draka is the to be a dark mirror of America, so yes? The Draka reject moral ambiguity, realised they were evil according to contemporary moral standards, and thus rejected said morality in favour of neitzschian nationalist solipsism. Being honest and abandon the golden rule out of national self interest, declaring internationalism to be dead and the lives of foreigners to be nothing, and worshiping power and military, makes the drake an embodiment of the worst traits of the political right and merely take them on a train ride to their nightmarish conclusion...
And due to Drakan ideology, they are an evil reflection of any empire founded up national self-interest of the dominant ethnicity at the expense of it's conquered peoples. Most empires if they honest and could get away with acting like the drake would do so.
Thanks to all the money they make by people purchasing their exported goods. Its a way of life entirely dependent on several other nations being generous in terms of trade with them. Export/import is nearly half of their economy across the board, with all of them being entirely reliant on being right next door to massive economies and having access to the American economy. And in Norway's case, striking a fuckload of oil. Scandinavia+Finland have had massive leaps of quality of life thanks to the post war free trade order. That entire lifestyle is subsidized by freely provided security and freely opened markets for purchase and sells.Scandinavian socialism produced some of the highest standards of living anywhere, ever, for decades, without failing.
Even more subisdized by the vast majority of countries who engage in this not needing or bothering to do much medical research themselves and freely using generics.Socialized medicine outperforms non-socialized medicine