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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [friendly badunkadunk contest] Ralk Vs Ldv

Isn’t that giving away scavenger hunt answers?

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Forum Suggestion] Do you guys want a fight club?

Originally posted by Pats133:

Im not denying that there are substantial amounts of minorities that are in poverty. Im asking if one unequal act is cancelled out by another unequal act. Look at scholarships

What about scholarships? I don’t understand.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Forum Suggestion] Do you guys want a fight club?

This thread is insufficiently flamey. Therefore, I shall invoke Nazis.

The Nazis persecuted the gays. Blood collection services that exclude men who have sex with men from donating are analogous. Therefore blood collection services are Nazis. QED.

Re: Affirmative action, you need to take into consideration administrative economy and whether there exists systematic biases. I posit that the groups that receive affirmative action are those that face systemic challenges, and therefore a blanket policy will be good enough, especially if you slap on an economic criteria (e.g. parent’s annual household income below certain age, income from previous years, which already exists in bursary and scholarship applications.)

For western developed countries, the most likely individuals to interbreed between socially recognized ethnicities are those who are well educated. Education is correlated with wealth, and therefore a blanket exclusion of half-breeds seems justified. Therefore, no attention for you 70% black puppy.

I believe that one goal of affirmative action is to have the wealth distribution reflect the racial distribution in a particular geographic location. Therefore, affirmative action based on race is in line with this goal.

Originally posted by Provokes:

(I’ve realized by now that I’ve completely cherry-picked a sentence and ran with it, oops)

Seems fair according to the rules as I read them. Oh yeah, I consent to Provokes’ and Sighaknight’s interjections.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Forum Suggestion] Do you guys want a fight club?

Discounts to incentivize patronage is completely different from denial of service. In one, you’re promoting participation. In the other you’re saying “we don’t serve your type here”.

One of the clearest example is affirmative action in post secondary education where historically disadvantaged individuals are given preferential treatment to address societal inequities. This is easily contrastable with a segregated school system where only white students are allowed to attend.

So no, I don’t accept discounts directed to incentivize patronage or to aid those in need (E.g. Elder discounts) as a justification to allow denial of service based on irrelevant traits.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Forum Suggestion] Do you guys want a fight club?

In Canada selling plasma is technically legal but the Ontario government is moving to block it now that a company is actually trying to set up a donation clinic. It’s kinda ironic cuz Canada isn’t self sufficient for plasma and has to buy it from the US.

But I digress. In Canada, Canada Blood Services is the organization in charge of almost all blood products. It’s not government but heavily subsidized.

Regardless of private or public status, services to the public should not discriminate individuals on irrelevant traits. For example, a privately owned bar can’t get away with denying black women service or they would have human rights complaints lodged against them. In the same vein (pun intended), the clinics shouldn’t be discriminating based on outdated stereotypes of homosexual men all having HIV.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Forum Suggestion] Do you guys want a fight club?

I just went to donate blood today and noticed that men who have had sex with men in the last 5 years and women who have sex with those men are barred from donation. The rationale was risk of HIV contamination.

That seems like a flammable topic. Any opinions on that?

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Forum Suggestion] Do you guys want a fight club?

Sure. You seem like a pleasant fellow. What would you like to flame war about? I enjoy playing counsel to Iblis and taking positions I don’t necessarily subscribe to.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Forum Suggestion] Do you guys want a fight club?

I am happy to spar with people if they don’t mind slow responses.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / How stupid this is

I’ve read your post. Feel better now?

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / How stupid this is

For you yeasy.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / 24 Hour Scavenger Hunt - Deadline 30th July12pm UTC - FREE KREDS

Originally posted by purei:

rets recused himself from using the word recuse.

I can’t use recuse because I’m not in any way related to judging this contest. Didn’t want to mislead or promulgate incorrect uses of the word.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / 24 Hour Scavenger Hunt - Deadline 30th July12pm UTC - FREE KREDS

I choose to not compete. But I will sell answers for secrets.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [CONGRATULATIONs] The Legendary QUEEN of Tyrant: ralkkdillon

Originally posted by darkfang77:

-1 to chloe moretz

Is that a vote for ralkk or against Chloë?

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [CONGRATULATIONs] The Legendary QUEEN of Tyrant: ralkkdillon

(Credit: joshWMC)

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [CONGRATULATIONs] The Legendary QUEEN of Tyrant: ralkkdillon

(Credit: joshWMC)

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Ask Pats133 anything: where utter ridiculousness reigns

Do you find Bones to be an inverse X-Files?

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Art commission (a reply)

PM me your PayPal. That’s worth a few dollars. :)

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Tyrant story (formatted nice)

The mission intro and outros are available on the fansite if that speeds things up. Dunno whether your code pipelines directly into forum posts, so it may not at all.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Art commission

Please provision the following images:

1) A pair of robins discovering that flying squirrels are hatching from eggs in their nest.

2) A pair of robins chasing a squirrel across the street.

Thanks.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Ask Pats133 anything: where utter ridiculousness reigns

You do realize that it’s done for the purposes of deconstructing super hero appearance, expectations, and what effects appearance has on an individual. It’s a very powerful story, and I think it really affirms the series’ story writing chops.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Community

Originally posted by CadillacJenkins:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lubomir-kavalek/winning-while-losing_b_5582979.html

I like this thread; don’t understand this article. It doesn’t seem to be more than vaguely thematically connected vignettes yet doesn’t seem to have any sort of conclusion.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Tyrant Community Poll On A Real World Issues] Season One Round One: North Korea vs. South Korea

Originally posted by ladolcevita:

I side with both. This is consistent with peace as well as mutual annihilation.

LDV and I have different opinions on politics and economics, yet we still maintain a happy (lesbian?) marriage.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Tyrant Community Poll On A Real World Issues] Season One Round One: North Korea vs. South Korea

Does any else feel jarred when the MH-17 aviation incident is juxtaposed to the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the news? What measure is a civilian death?

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Ask Pats133 anything: where utter ridiculousness reigns

How do you feel about Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, the first Muslim superhero to headline her own comic book series?

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Tyrant Community Poll On A Real World Issues] Season One Round One: North Korea vs. South Korea

http://www.eastman.me.uk/conflict.htm