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  1. Pinkie-Dawn
    March 6th, 2014 06:55 PM
    Pinkie-Dawn
    Not yet, I'll see if my brother's interested. I heard about the censorship it's getting in Europe. I haven't watched any of the newer episodes recently due to college, so I fear I'll be missing out references/tie-ins from those episodes in the new game.

  2. Pinkie-Dawn
    March 6th, 2014 06:42 PM
    Pinkie-Dawn
    Well that's good, because they really tarnish how I view members here.

  3. Pinkie-Dawn
    March 6th, 2014 06:29 PM
    Pinkie-Dawn
    I'm kinda surprised that you've friend requested me. I'm not all that well in political debates.

  4. Sopheria
    March 4th, 2014 09:39 AM
    Sopheria
    Hey, sorry it took me so long to answer! I wanted to think on it for a bit. As a whole, I don't object to taxes. Taxes are just another power that the government has, and like any other power, it has the potential to be abused. It's abuse of the power of taxation that I object to. The best way to look at abuse of the power of taxation is to look at it through the prism of no taxation without representation (that tired old phrase we all learned in elementary school haha). If the people running the government aren't properly representing the interests and desires of their constituents, then their collection of taxes is unjust. Because in that case, taxes aren't being collected and used on behalf of the people, but rather in spite of them. That's why I think taxes should be minimized. People know best how to spend their own money, and minimizing taxes minimizes the potential for abuse.

    Another thing to consider is this: you mentioned that taxes are necessary to keep the government running. But less than half of our taxes go towards running the government. Here's a video from Bill Whittle (one of my favorite political guys) where he breaks down the 2011 federal budget. Only about 33.7% of taxes actually paid for running the government in 2011. 5.4% was the interest on the federal debt, and the rest (about 60.9%) was spent on entitlements. Not trying to make a point against entitlements, but seeing the numbers puts it into perspective that the very little of what we pay in taxes actually pays for maintaining the government.

  5. Sopheria
    March 3rd, 2014 12:59 PM
    Sopheria
    So I just have to say, kudos to you on agreeing with me on practically every discussion and debate thread Not every day I meet someone with like minded views to my own.

  6. Lance
    March 2nd, 2014 09:41 PM
    Lance
    I had heard they were adding the animated Clone Wars on the 7th?

  7. Lance
    March 2nd, 2014 05:07 PM
    Lance
    That's the most badass thing I've seen in awhile, haha.

  8. Lance
    March 2nd, 2014 04:40 PM
    Lance
    I guess so! Gotta find a good avatar or icon of Vader somewhere. Tumblr has failed me so far.

  9. The Dark Avenger
    March 1st, 2014 09:19 PM
    The Dark Avenger
    Well, I'd say that there really isn't a clear definition. Liberals label conservatives discriminatory/elitist fascist, whereas conservatives label liberals as controlling socialist/elitist fascists.

    Two tenets that seem to follow most definitions are nationalism and totalitarianism.

    Nationalism, which could be considered in simplest terms a population that is patriotic, loyal, reverent, to their nation.

    Totalitarianism, which could be considered in simplest terms a state that seeks to control the private and public components of their citizen's lives.

    For instance, conservatives seek to control lives by instituting policy that conserves mores and conventions of the nation. Whereas, liberal seek to control lives by instituting controls over health, environment, and other regulations. Both seek to control the lives of citizens though social mandates, or laws, that define which behaviors are and are not acceptable. Though, it's a matter of degree. Especially since there is so much polarization, both sides are competing for control, thus, we are considered either a democracy or polity. Though a totalitarian state would be controlled by one unified group of elitists.

    In this respect, a single group of elites are not controlling the lives of citizens. There is, perhaps, too much partisanship among elites, and thus, constituents. Which is more chaos, and the opposite of totalitarianism in certain respects. Some would argue a balance of control and freedom is necessary for a stable, yet happy state.

    I ramble, but this is a difficult subject to tackle, it's difficult to separate terms that are loaded with generalizations and connotations. Both sides tend to condemn the other for taking to much control over the lives of people, and disrupting freedom. Thus, each side calls the other fascist, but ultimately, this dynamic, could be considered hyper-polarized, conflicting, and thus less uniform, totalitarian, and nationalistic.

  10. Kanzler
    March 1st, 2014 03:37 PM
    Kanzler
    You listen mostly to metal eh (iirc)? Do you ever feel out of touch with a music scene? Like stop listening/downloading for a while and then feel like a hermit when there's this song that everybody knows but you haven't heard.

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Posted 5 Days Ago at 08:00 PM by CarcharOdin Comments 0
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Okay, I was going to stay away from PC for a long time, but I've decided to come back because some people were pissing me off with their posts and I just HAD to come back and say my piece. I probably won't post as often as I used to for a while, but I've decided to come back. Yeah, short break, I know.

Next time I just won't even bother with a goodbye message. If I'm gone, I won't say it, you'll just notice.

Posted 1 Week Ago at 05:52 PM by CarcharOdin Comments 3
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Yup, I'm leaving PC. Don't know how long and if anyone here hates me, then you'll be happy to know probably for good.

I don't feel like I click with most of the people here. I'm not going make a big old song and dance about it, just this message.

So long and thanks for all the fish.

Posted 1 Week Ago at 12:19 PM by CarcharOdin Comments 2
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EVERYTHING

Posted 1 Week Ago at 04:19 PM by CarcharOdin Comments 2
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Nuff said.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago at 08:17 PM by CarcharOdin Comments 0
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Reason being is that Limp Bizkit is one of the worst bands to ever grace rock music. For those not in the know, Limp Bizkit is a nu-metal band that’s been kicking around since the mid-90’s, formed by a frat boy and several other people looking to chime in on the kind of movement kick-started by Korn. Nu-metal is, in hindsight, one of the most terrible genres on the face of the planet, ranking right up there with post-grunge, glam, reggae, dubstep, pop, and gangsta rap. Despite the moniker it...
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