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      NERDS

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General / Re: I Watched The New Star Wars Movie
« on: Yesterday at 06:52 PM »
That's wonderful!

I love the prequels!





                         

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Me in the morning

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General / Re: The whole Keaton Jones thing is getting out of hand.
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:10 AM »
There are better approaches to resolving Keaton Jones's case, along with the millions of others like it, than publicizing the incident in the form of an emotional video and putting him in the spotlight for six weeks until his story fades into obscurity. Bullying is not a problem we can solve, but it is a problem we can take on case-by-case and rectify on an individual basis, since it comes in a plethora of degrees and forms, and cases are defined under extremely specific and unique circumstances. The irony is, once this whole debacle fades away and life carries on like normal, Keaton Jones is going to be targeted twice as hard.

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General / Re: Explosion in New York City subway
« on: December 12, 2017, 12:39 PM »
Akayed Ullah's Facebook before the attack:

"Trump you failed to protect your nation"

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42327359





....from what? You? Lol, I couldn't conjure a more convincing case for travel bans and registries if I tried. Might as well have solidified Trump's 2020 run.

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General / Re: unpopular opinion.jpg
« on: December 09, 2017, 07:31 PM »
As someone who listens to Ben Shapiro's podcast daily, I have to admit there's a difference between Debate Shapiro and Podcast Shapiro. I notice he appeals to religion and imagery in his debates, especially regarding free will and abortion, which are indeed fallacies. I personally don't understand why he does this, as in his podcasts he regularly defends his viewpoints with logic rather than appeals. Maybe it's to simplify for a broader audience, I'm not sure. I'm admitting Shapiro is guilty of logical fallacies, but whereas you claim to have watched a few debates, I have actively sought out and reaped pretty much all Shapiro-related material within the last two years or so - podcasts, guest appearances, QandAs,  and my perspective of him, is, and I have to be honest here, more informed and nuanced as a result. But I'm not going to force you to listen to a 45-55 minute podcast full of his inside jokes and awkward stuttering humor just to prove that he can logically argue free will and abortion without making an appeal to emotion or imagery.

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General / Re: unpopular opinion.mp3
« on: December 09, 2017, 07:13 PM »

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General / Re: unpopular opinion.jpg
« on: December 09, 2017, 06:50 PM »
Not convinced. 

The author brings up a question in the subreddit asking whether Shapiro should allow tax dollars to go to animal processing when he says tax dollars should not fund abortions. Of course, to buy the point the author's making, you'd first have to hold animals and humans on the same ethical and moral standards, even though one species is CLEARLY superior and has literally genetically altered the rest of the domesticated animal kingdom to serve humans. I, however, don't think humans and other animals are equal, for a variety of reasons, and thus, the author's argument already falls apart. Basically, in order to swallow this author's points, you'd have to agree with him on a certain variety of opinionated viewpoints that he already has, because otherwise it just looks like he's either carelessly or deliberately being dishonest.

When Shapiro says "Government has replaced God," the author takes to great lengths in relishing in the fact that God doesn't exist and thus this is a null point from Shapiro. As someone who listens to Ben Shapiro's podcast daily and listens to practically all his speeches, he doesn't mean God the literal theological figure - he means that the government has REPLACED God, as the all-powerful moral arbitrator in control of our lives, ethics, and destinies. This isn't a matter of Shapiro being an idiot or a poor debater, this is again a matter of him having a viewpoint that the author point-blank misconstrued.

The author tries to compare a private business owner denying a cake to a gay man with a Christian hospital denying services to a Jew. Ignoring the fact that ERs cannot deny services to anyone, as this is in the bedrock of their policies, and that the vast majority of hospitals are non-profit (and thus cannot turn away anyone), there's a world of difference between baking a cake and saving someone's life (unless you're Mario maybe). The idea that the government can swoop in and tell a small business owner how to run his stand by the point of gun is insane to me. Let him run his business how we wants, and let his actions incriminate him - that's how the free market works. It kind of reminds me of the Third Amendment, tbh, where private citizens were no longer required by the government to allow soldiers to live in their homes.

Another thing this author does that pisses me off is assuming that because blacks are at a disadvantage, that means that white privilege is a thing. White privilege implies that society and laws are inherently, naturally, in a sterile environment, biased in favor of whites - that is, if a white and a black man are brought up in the same conditions and values, the white man will automatically come out on top due to the color of his skin. What we have here is a society that, due to history and poor policies (courtesy of the Democrats, mainly), has created pockets of the country where the primary demographic (blacks) is disadvantaged. It has nothing to do with active discrimination against blacks by the system, yet the author seems to implicitly suggest otherwise, and therefore rescind himself of the responsibility of thinking for himself.

This article is monstrous, and I'm not really interested in rebutting the whole thing. As it stands, although the author does make some good points here and there, based on the mistakes the author makes, I just cannot accept his viewpoint and completely change my perception of Ben Shapiro as a result. I'd just be fooling myself if I let a leviathan of a wall of text change my mind, if the author puts enough charts and enough snark and makes enough errors throughout to partly dismantle his entire argument.

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General / Re: unpopular opinion.jpg
« on: December 09, 2017, 05:54 PM »
Y

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General / Re: Favorite music genre?
« on: December 08, 2017, 07:58 PM »
Film scores/Classical

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General / Re: Should The Barracks Be In The Basement?
« on: December 08, 2017, 11:57 AM »
Have you seen the Nub Barracks

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Personal Exhibition / Re: Pictures of people on sploder
« on: December 07, 2017, 10:29 AM »
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You look like one of those guys who came out of the womb wearing a suit

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General / Re: how to stop being a sad sack of splode?
« on: December 04, 2017, 09:22 PM »
Get a workout routine. Youíll seriously start feeling so much better about yourself once you get your heart beating and your blood pumping. Youíll see results within the first week and youíll completely reshape yourself within a few months. I went from 227 to 180 in about six months total, and I saw an immense improvement in my self image and general attitude after that.

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General / Re: NPC... You're gonna be
« on: December 03, 2017, 09:24 PM »




                  what have I done

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General / Re: NPC... You're gonna be
« on: December 03, 2017, 10:15 AM »
Threats of violence are not tolerated on forums.sploder.com

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Personal Exhibition / Re: Pictures of people on sploder
« on: December 02, 2017, 01:04 PM »
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How long are you going to keep milking this joke

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For me itís more the season than the actual days. Itís the things I do and the feelings I experience rather than anything related to gift giving/receiving. Christmas Day is nice, sure, but I enjoy that whole three week stretch just as much.

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General / Re: Merry Christmas, here's some garbage
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:11 PM »
What.....



....Whyyyyyy...

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It'd be the one who made the thread since it's in the first post.

And how are 25 days not enough?

More than 25 people might want to participate in this activity

If only one person gets to post a picture per day, then you can have a maximum of 25 particpants

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General / Re: Best place you've ever visited?
« on: November 30, 2017, 12:50 PM »
Italy last summer. Of all the places we visited, I think my favorite was St. Peter's Basilica. We climbed to the top and saw the Vatican in all its splendor.

It was insane. The spires that you ascend are so narrow that there's no room for a railing on the spiral staircase; instead there's just this rope that dangles down from the ceiling. People of all ages and sizes were making the climb. If only one person were to fall backwards for any reason, everyone in the spire in that moment would be royally splodeed.


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General / Famous people youíve seen/met?
« on: November 30, 2017, 11:51 AM »
Iíve met Milo Yiannopoulos and Peter Schweizer (author); Iíve seen Hans Zimmer in concert.

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How will you designate who posts a picture? There may be multiple people who want to post on a certain day, and 25 days may not be enough.

Iím not saying this is a bad idea because itís not, I think itís a nice idea.

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General / Re: The Sploder Buddhist Temple
« on: November 29, 2017, 12:25 PM »
Shake shake shake


Shake shake shake





Your Buddha


Shake your Buddha

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General / Re: Thanksgiving Jokes
« on: November 28, 2017, 11:46 PM »

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General / Re: Quick Question to Americans
« on: November 28, 2017, 11:43 PM »
I personally never had to do it every day. Our class recited the Pledge of Allegiance in the mornings K-8 but that was also a private Catholic school, which made sense, I guess.


I never gave it much thought tbh. I consider myself quite patriotic today, but I don't pin that on having to recite a pledge every day for nine years of my life. That was a relatively recent transition for myself.

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General / Re: Quick Question to Americans
« on: November 28, 2017, 11:34 PM »
It's to commemorate the piles of smoldering redcoat corpses that made this country great

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General / Re: I'm not actually a sandwich.
« on: November 27, 2017, 07:58 PM »
Wow. Iím shocked. Appalled. My identity is in crisis because of this revelation.

In a way...a sad, twisted, hurtful way...you still ARE a sandwich.


...

...a BALONEY sandwich.

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General / Re: gucci gang gucci gang gucci gang gucci gang
« on: November 27, 2017, 03:34 PM »
I cringed into an alternate dimension

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