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chyron8472

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#1218359
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Jay said:

https://twitter.com/ImmCivilRights/status/1008902662828511232

It was bad policy when Obama and the Democrats supported it and it’s bad policy now, but it’s a travesty now because the media tells you it is and there are elections in a few months.

That guy’s whole tirade takes two responses from Obama: “Are you an immigration lawyer?” and “I’ll tell you what we can’t have. It’s these parents sending their kids here on a dangerous journey and putting their lives at risk.” and wraps it in a big ball of subtext that Obama didn’t actually use. Like he says Obama asks if he’s an attorney because Obama was told they’re the only ones who’d care. How does he know this? That’s certainly a leap of logic.

Ridiculous. I would actually be interested in what Obama really would have to say, not this guy’s blathering on about what he wanted Obama to say but didn’t.

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#1218282
Topic
Random Thoughts
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Warbler said:

chyron8472 said:

“Rey is a [sexist term meaning inexplicably overpowered female badass]”

I could be wrong, but I think there some debate going on about whether or not the term is actually sexist.

There may very well be, but I think much of this community has decided that it is; and that regardless of if it isn’t, its use is not appropriate because it sparks such arguments which then become circular and detract from the purpose of the thread. Also, the argument of whether it is or not seems to have been covered ad nauseam.

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#1218277
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

chyron8472 said:

Not that I’m complaining, but why was MalàStrana banned?

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-VII-VIII-IX-George-Lucas-original-story-outline-scripts-treatments-or-his-ideas/id/17833/page/3#1216922

This is why I don’t post in the Star Wars section or talk about the new films anymore.

Because people are thread-crapping and shitposting, or because oojason is calling out people for doing it?

Complaining about the writing of a particular film/series is one thing. Being all “Disney ruined Star Wars” or “KK is a libtard SJW” or “Rey is a [sexist term meaning inexplicably overpowered female badass]” or “Rian Johnson can go f himself, even Mark Hamill agrees” is another entirely.

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#1218255
Topic
Religion
Time

RicOlie_2 said:

  1. I can’t recall what Scripture passage speaks about not restricting diet at certain times, but I suspect that’s simply Protestant apologists reading something out of context or the like.

I’m… not sure what to make of this. I don’t recall the New Testament saying certain foods can only be eaten at certain times. At best the only related Scriptures I can think of are in Mark 7, where Jesus declares all food as clean; and in Acts 15, where the council discusses that Gentiles are not necessarily beholden to Jewish custom.

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#1218252
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

ChainsawAsh said:

RicOlie_2 said:

RicOlie_2 said:

chyron8472 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Christ on a cross. . .

Why do some people say “Jesus H. Christ” or “Christ on a crutch”?
What is the “H” supposed to stand for, and why a crutch?

I never understood why people say that.

“Crutch” might be a deliberate mispronunciation of “cross,” but I’m not really sure.

My theory regarding “Jesus H. Christ” is that in Catholic churches (and on other Catholic things) you’ll often see inscriptions like “JHC” or “JHS.” These stand for Jesus’ name (or in more recent times have been interpreted as a short form of “Jesus Hominum Salvator”, which is Latin for “Jesus Saviour of Mankind”), and are a transcription of the first three letters of his name in Greek (hence the variation between C and S). My guess is that some people, seeing that and not knowing what it meant, but knowing it referred to Jesus, interpreted it as his initials.

JEDIT: Hey, Wikipedia backs me up. It says that it’s common in the Anglican/Episcopalian Church as well, which is likely where exposure to the “JHC” abbreviation would have come in.

JEDIT: Oops, that wasn’t a JEDIT…

The Wiki article you linked says J used to be a variant of I instead of its own letter

I learned this, but from watching Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in the trial where he has to stand on the correct tiles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxPdqbmYi8U&t=100s

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#1218123
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Jay said:

chyron8472 said:

Jay said:

I suggested he go read up on it himself. If he found something to counter what I posted, he’d be perfectly welcome to share it and refute what I said. I’m open to being proven wrong and corrected.

But you said you’re not going to post articles to back up your claims.

So not only do I have to find sources to inform myself, but also to prove you’re not blowing smoke when responding to the conversation.

If you want to give credibility to things you say in a debate, you need to cite where you get your information from.

 
You acted like citing sources in this thread to substantiate an argument is an infantile activity. As though such a practice is beneath you.

Frink did your reading for you, see above. It editorializes in parts, but it’s not grossly unfair.

Not the point. Cite your own sources. The fact that this is an informal, non-scientific, non-academic setting is irrelevant to the importance of proving you’re not making things up in a persuasive argument.

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#1218111
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Jay said:

I suggested he go read up on it himself. If he found something to counter what I posted, he’d be perfectly welcome to share it and refute what I said. I’m open to being proven wrong and corrected.

But you said you’re not going to post articles to back up your claims.

So not only do I have to find sources to inform myself, but also to prove you’re not blowing smoke when responding to the conversation.

If you want to give credibility to things you say in a debate, you need to cite where you get your information from.

 
You acted like citing sources in this thread to substantiate an argument is an infantile activity. As though such a practice is beneath you.

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#1218065
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

chyron8472 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Christ on a cross. . .

Why do some people say “Jesus H. Christ” or “Christ on a crutch”?
What is the “H” supposed to stand for, and why a crutch?

I never understood why people say that.

I don’t know. I didn’t say either of those things so I don’t really have any insight.

I know. But it got me thinking that what you said would make more sense than what people usually say.

And it was a random thought, and I used it to change the subject.

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#1218057
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Jay said:

chyron8472 said:

Jay said:

he’s applying the same rules as previous administrations is disingenuous.

I’m going to have to say “citation needed” on this.

I’m not getting into the back-and-forth article posting that often passes for debate in this thread. You can read up on it if you care to.

So what you’re saying is you prefer to make uncited claims and have the people in the conversation go research your possible sources themselves before they validate what you said.

…How is that better than citing your source when making your argument?
Not sure I could have gotten away with that in school, with a Works Cited page that says “Go look it up yourself.”

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#1218047
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Jay said:

he’s applying the same rules as previous administrations is disingenuous.

I’m going to have to say “citation needed” on this.

I’m aware that Obama was (and previous presidents also were) strict on immigration, but that doesn’t absolve the current administration of their actions; and I’m not really keen just accepting the claim that it’s all lies on its face.

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#1217973
Topic
Current Events. No debates! Light political discussion allowed, but if it turns into a debate, take it to the politics thread and include a link here.
Time

Warbler said:

dahmage said:

http://www.newsweek.com/philadelphia-mayor-trump-egomaniac-eagles-959311

Philly mayor has some words for Trump after the whole ‘you can’t come to the whitehouse anymore, superbowl champs’ fiasco.

Trump can go fuck himself.

Fox can also go fuck themselves

I’m sure Rule 34 probably still applies.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/rule-34

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#1217969
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

Frank your Majesty said:

Ooh, apple cider doesn’t have alcohol? My mistake. It was cider. With alcohol.

Hard cider.

But then, what is apple cider? Isn’t it just apple juice?

Apple cider is raw, unfiltered, unprocessed apple juice. Spiced apple cider has cinnamon and nutmeg and stuff like that in it. None of this involves alcohol. Hard cider contains alcohol.

…in the US. From what I’m reading, “apple cider” is an alcoholic beverage in other regions, because apparently apple cider is not shelf stable and will ferment over time.

Apple juice is pasteurized, and therefore can’t ferment.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/apple-juice-vs-apple-cider_us_58065dd3e4b0b994d4c1c9e1

https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/apple-cider-vs-apple-juice

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#1217872
Topic
Religion
Time

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

If Catholicism didn’t recognize the New Testament books that contradict its practices then I wouldn’t hold it against it as much.

The New Testament in the Catholic and Protestant Bibles is the same.

I think mfm is saying he wouldn’t hold it against Catholicism as much for doing what they do, if they weren’t hypocritical about it by also deciding to hold a text as sacred that says they shouldn’t do the things they do.