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The Lounge / Re: 8 Values (i.e. yet another political ideology quiz)
« Last post by Sigmaleph on May 26, 2017, 06:02:16 pm »
Yeah. Basically american left and right are coalitions, not actually positions based on coherent ideology (the hell does Christianity have to do with capitalism, for instance), and elsewhere lines will be drawn differently.

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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by ironbite on May 26, 2017, 05:56:03 pm »
One of our closest mid-east allies and he got bored with the event.  An event put on for his benefit.

Ironbite-25th should've been invoked long ago.
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Religion and Philosophy / Re: Christian News Network fundies
« Last post by Jocasta McFucken on May 26, 2017, 05:23:19 pm »
I actually do kind of feel sorry for her. She seems mentally ill, like she suffers from some kind of disconnect with reality.

I don't see her trying to control any conversations; it's more like she's so far out in the weeds that she doesn't know or care what the conversation is about.

That's exactly how I feel.  I don't give her nearly the attention I give some of the others because she's so off the rails.
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Entertainment and Television / Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Last post by Askold on May 26, 2017, 05:17:59 pm »
I honestly can't wait.

Ironbite-killing rednecks?  AWESOME!

Playing a redneck, possibly a priest, while killing some sort of religious fanatics who have taken over the county.

Someone noted that "they can't be Christians" because one of them refers to himself as the "father" and no Christian priest would call himself that because only God is called the Father...

Which once again reminded me that some Christians still refuse to accept that Catholics are also Christians. (I keep forgetting because it is such a silly rivalry.)

EDIT:


...So the "Average Americans" are cultists who murder people and start a violent revolution? I repeat: If you identify with the villain please describe what part of their actions do you think is acceptable.

I mean, it could just be "they have guns, I have guns." But the heroes also have guns so why not identify with them? "They are religious and so am I." ...One of the heroes is a priest. "DO I HAVE TO SAY IT OUTLOUD?! THE VILLAINS ARE WHITE AND SO AM I!" ...2/3 of the heroes seem to be white. Isn't that enough representation for you?
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Religion and Philosophy / Re: Christian News Network fundies
« Last post by Ambulance Chaser on May 26, 2017, 05:16:08 pm »
Someone commented that it isn't fair to Grace Kim Kwon that we discuss her without giving her a chance to defend herself.  Do we care?  Asking for a friend.

Considering how she routinely insults huge segments of the American population, I feel absolutely no obligation to be nice to her in any way. 

It would be amusing to see her show up here or in a FSTDT comment section though....just to see her get torn a new one.
I actually do kind of feel sorry for her. She seems mentally ill, like she suffers from some kind of disconnect with reality.

I don't see her trying to control any conversations; it's more like she's so far out in the weeds that she doesn't know or care what the conversation is about.
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by Askold on May 26, 2017, 05:15:29 pm »
https://twitter.com/pacelattin/status/867949635028959232/video/1

...If Clinton had acted like this how many seconds would it have taken before the GOP would have screamed that she must be removed from office due to medical reasons?
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Entertainment and Television / Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Last post by ironbite on May 26, 2017, 04:17:16 pm »
I honestly can't wait.

Ironbite-killing rednecks?  AWESOME!
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Also, bear in mind that in 1956 (when this law was written) the UK still had the death penalty.

Rape was a capital crime.

That only men could be found guilty of.  By definition.
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Under the then-Sexual Offences Act 1956, due to the victim's gender, there was no crime of rape committed, though indecent assault of a man applied.

Ahem?

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No extradition proceedings were instituted by Britain, and the English court sentenced McKinney in absentia to a year in jail.[15] Under the then-Sexual Offences Act 1956, due to the victim's gender, there was no crime of rape committed, though indecent assault of a man applied.[16]

Ahem? Why did you leave out the part where the courts said that she did commit a crime and sentenced her of indecent assault?

She was declared guilty of assault. So even if this was not technically "rape" as defined in the law it is still what is commonly known as rape even if the law that she was sentenced for violation of is different.

Just as is explained in the reply to this petition:
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/124524

The laws of Britain state that for a crime to be "rape" it has to have "penile penetration" but there are other sexual assault crimes that can be committed by women and the sentences for those can also be heavy.

Kinda like how in Finland a "murha" (murder) is a specific type of homicide which fills 3 qualifications: a) It is premeditated. b) It is "exceptionally brutal."  c) It has been committed by a person who is in their right mind.

So killing someone with one bullet to the head is not technically a "murder" but it is still illegal and carries a heavy punishment. (I think the term would be Tappo / manslaughter.)

Sentenced to a year in jail in absentia, shrugged and didn't give a fuck about extradition and applying said sentence. 

Can you imagine the outcry if you reversed the genders and set it in the modern day?

"So what if it's basically rape except we've conveniently got an asterisk so that people of your demographic have legal immunity to that charge.  We can give you a sentence equivalent to someone found guilty of driving without due care and attention and call it equality.  It's not like the world's most famous 'equality movement' is going to give a shit since it favours them XD"
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Quote
Under the then-Sexual Offences Act 1956, due to the victim's gender, there was no crime of rape committed, though indecent assault of a man applied.

Ahem?

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No extradition proceedings were instituted by Britain, and the English court sentenced McKinney in absentia to a year in jail.[15] Under the then-Sexual Offences Act 1956, due to the victim's gender, there was no crime of rape committed, though indecent assault of a man applied.[16]

Ahem? Why did you leave out the part where the courts said that she did commit a crime and sentenced her of indecent assault?

She was declared guilty of assault. So even if this was not technically "rape" as defined in the law it is still what is commonly known as rape even if the law that she was sentenced for violation of is different.

Just as is explained in the reply to this petition:
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/124524

The laws of Britain state that for a crime to be "rape" it has to have "penile penetration" but there are other sexual assault crimes that can be committed by women and the sentences for those can also be heavy.

Kinda like how in Finland a "murha" (murder) is a specific type of homicide which fills 3 qualifications: a) It is premeditated. b) It is "exceptionally brutal."  c) It has been committed by a person who is in their right mind.

So killing someone with one bullet to the head is not technically a "murder" but it is still illegal and carries a heavy punishment. (I think the term would be Tappo / manslaughter.)
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