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Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 January 2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,333
Posted By ASL
Vanishing Thanks for all the fish.

Thanks for all the fish.
Forum: Police Blotter 06 January 2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,775
Posted By ASL
Ponder We just need something better than people to make...

We just need something better than people to make up our police forces is all. Well, that or something much less, something that no one will bat an eye over if it gets shot. Either way, some sort of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 January 2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,333
Posted By ASL
Devil Yep. And when religious group A and religious...

Yep. And when religious group A and religious group B both insist they are X, I will happily refer to them both as X and if they have a problem with that, I'll invite them to settle it between...
Forum: Police Blotter 06 January 2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,775
Posted By ASL
Icon401 The trouble is that police seem to have been...

The trouble is that police seem to have been trained that at that point, it's already too late. Factoring in reaction time, if you wait to see the gun you're waiting to get shot, even if your gun is...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 January 2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,333
Posted By ASL
Devil Words do have meanings, yes, but when it comes to...

Words do have meanings, yes, but when it comes to religious views, religious labels are already meaningless and we have the religions themselves (even their True Blievers) to thank for that.


I...
Forum: SLC 05 January 2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By ASL
Heavt breathing Isn't life a slow-moving landslide (or, my...

Isn't life a slow-moving landslide (or, my preferred metaphor, an avalanche) of its own?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 January 2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,333
Posted By ASL
Baseball Here's the thing, though: Catholicism doesnt just...

Here's the thing, though: Catholicism doesnt just consider itself a flavor of the christian church, it considers itself the one, true, universal church. As far as they are concerned they are the only...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 January 2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,333
Posted By ASL
Read This! I do not consider religious identity to have the...

I do not consider religious identity to have the same sort of... "definitiveness" as ethnicity. Although, with that said... If an "obviously white" person claimed they were African American (or a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 January 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,333
Posted By ASL
Then it's agreed: Roy Moore is a terrible person...

Then it's agreed: Roy Moore is a terrible person and we should all be respectful in our interactions with other people (to the extent we can stand to, of course: I'm hardly a "turn the other cheek"...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 January 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,333
Posted By ASL
I get that too. Why, if I do some digging I might...

I get that too. Why, if I do some digging I might even find that these messianic Jews are no better than the WBC. If so, it sucks that they're an organization built on hate, or at best are part of a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 January 2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,333
Posted By ASL
In a totally non-snarky way which I will follow...

In a totally non-snarky way which I will follow up with an explanation, I don't think it is.

I don't think it is at all significant in the context of her statement.

I think racists can have...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 January 2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,333
Posted By ASL
Devil (ETA, To your first point ) No, they don't, but...

(ETA, To your first point ) No, they don't, but my stance is it's not for me to come up with my own label for religious beliefs (or to accept one religion's label for another). I don't exommunicate...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 January 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,333
Posted By ASL
Devil It's a fair question. At the risk of a...

It's a fair question. At the risk of a threadjack, I'd say there are at least two possible ways to justify labeling someone as Jewish, even if they don't adhere to an "accepted" form of judaism:
...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 January 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,333
Posted By ASL
Ponder What if they don't subscribe to Christianity as...

What if they don't subscribe to Christianity as it has been co-opted by gentiles (#ThanksPaul) and they feel that Jesus is specifically a Jewish messiah, not some sort of universal savior for all in...
Forum: Rantidote 04 January 2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 32,898
Posted By ASL
Vanishing Nice try. Everyone knows that the snopes is a...

Nice try. Everyone knows that the snopes is a mythical character like the snipe or the Marlon Brando. Why else do you think they named a web page about urban legends after it? I should know: I've...
Forum: Rantidote 25 December 2017, 02:04 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 48,805
Posted By ASL
Vanishing Yeah, White Dudes... I think its time for me to...

Yeah, White Dudes... I think its time for me to take another writer's break.
Forum: SLC 24 December 2017, 01:46 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,492
Posted By ASL
Even Japan has 7-Eleven, though it's styled 7i....

Even Japan has 7-Eleven, though it's styled 7i. God I miss onigiri w/ a salmon center...
Forum: Amusement Bark 23 December 2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 265,776
Posted By ASL
Bacon The way you go on to describe this trope as it...

The way you go on to describe this trope as it relates to the emoji movie is how I felt about every female character in TLJ except Rey. If the movie had been about her, Luke, and Kylo it might have...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 December 2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 265,776
Posted By ASL
Devil Sorry, couldn't open that review on my iPad (1st...

Sorry, couldn't open that review on my iPad (1st generation!) so I've just read it and I've got to say...

I think the view is generally correct about the nature of the "true villain" and I think...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 December 2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 265,776
Posted By ASL
Military Then I should tell you about my class'...

Then I should tell you about my class' valedictorian... Actually, he was lower than cannon fodder, he was a training accident. Cannon fodder at least gets a line on a plaque somewhere.

Yep, and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 December 2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 265,776
Posted By ASL
United Kingdom He doesn't exactly fit the bill since he has a...

He doesn't exactly fit the bill since he has a wiki page 100 years on and I learned about him from a PBS documentary series, but Henry Moseley (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Moseley) is a...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 December 2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 265,776
Posted By ASL
Military Why not? A lot of good people, heroes even, have...

Why not? A lot of good people, heroes even, have died like nameless cannon fodder in defense of freedom. To name a few: most of the X-wing fighters whose name didn't rhyme with Duke Pie-walker but...
Forum: War, What Is It Good For? 20 December 2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,795
Posted By ASL
Military The National Security Strategy, Quadrennial...

The National Security Strategy, Quadrennial Defense Review, and all manner of unclassified documents pertaining to US defense policy are all pretty worthless, so good on him for doing something...
Forum: Rantidote 20 December 2017, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 103,048
Posted By ASL
Icon103 LTTAM: The phrase "don't give up the ship" used...

LTTAM: The phrase "don't give up the ship" used as an example of the USN's fighting spirit. Look it up: before the guy said it, he took his ship ill-prepared into battle contrary to orders. As he...
Forum: War, What Is It Good For? 19 December 2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,795
Posted By ASL
Bang Head Well, American patriot Edward Snowden certainly...

Well, American patriot Edward Snowden certainly did his part to help with that. Oh, wait...


In other words we just need to evolve beyond humanity and we'll be fine. People are people, after...
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