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9/9/2016 12:42:32 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
I'm bored. I did this recently but feel free to ask any questions you have.

Preferably about politics but really... anything is fine. That doesn't mean I'll answer all questions.
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9/9/2016 1:11:24 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 12:42:32 PM, tejretics wrote:
I'm bored. I did this recently but feel free to ask any questions you have.
Preferably about politics but really... anything is fine. That doesn't mean I'll answer all questions.
Which are your top influences in the field of political philosophy?
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9/9/2016 1:22:15 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 1:11:24 PM, NHN wrote:
Which are your top influences in the field of political philosophy?

Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens, Peter Singer, Bentham and Mill (and other utilitarian philosophers), Voltaire, and others.

Also, members of this community have significantly influenced my political philosophy (YYW, Fkkize, Harder, Skepsikyma, Envisage, Thett, and others).
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass
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9/9/2016 1:24:21 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 12:42:32 PM, tejretics wrote:
I'm bored. I did this recently but feel free to ask any questions you have.

Preferably about politics but really... anything is fine. That doesn't mean I'll answer all questions.

honest opinion

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9/9/2016 1:25:38 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 1:24:21 PM, Vaarka wrote:
honest opinion

From limited interactions, I have a positive opinion of you.

Can you touch your toes

Yes, though I wear socks all the time so not really my toes.
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9/9/2016 1:26:51 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 1:25:38 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 9/9/2016 1:24:21 PM, Vaarka wrote:
honest opinion

From limited interactions, I have a positive opinion of you.
yey

Can you touch your toes

Yes, though I wear socks all the time so not really my toes.

Have you ever been to NC? If so, why were you there?
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9/9/2016 1:27:13 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 1:26:51 PM, Vaarka wrote:
At 9/9/2016 1:25:38 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 9/9/2016 1:24:21 PM, Vaarka wrote:
honest opinion

From limited interactions, I have a positive opinion of you.
yey

Can you touch your toes

Yes, though I wear socks all the time so not really my toes.

Have you ever been to NC? If so, why were you there?

I feel dumb for asking you that.
Have you ever been to the US?
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9/9/2016 1:27:22 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 1:26:51 PM, Vaarka wrote:
Have you ever been to NC?

No.
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9/9/2016 1:27:36 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 1:27:13 PM, Vaarka wrote:
Have you ever been to the US?

Yes.
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9/9/2016 1:27:56 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 1:27:36 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 9/9/2016 1:27:13 PM, Vaarka wrote:
Have you ever been to the US?

Yes.

What for?
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9/9/2016 1:31:29 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 1:22:15 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 9/9/2016 1:11:24 PM, NHN wrote:
Which are your top influences in the field of political philosophy?
Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens, Peter Singer, Bentham and Mill (and other utilitarian philosophers), Voltaire, and others.
Utilitarian, but of which brand, I wonder ... http://selectsmart.com...

And what do you think about this, Hitchens v. Chomsky?
http://www.slate.com...

Also, members of this community have significantly influenced my political philosophy (YYW, Fkkize, Harder, Skepsikyma, Envisage, Thett, and others).
Posters such as Skepsikyma and Thett? In other words, members of the amorphous white supremacist alt-right (https://en.wikipedia.org...) have influenced you politically?

Surely you're joking.
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9/9/2016 1:37:32 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 1:31:29 PM, NHN wrote:
Utilitarian, but of which brand, I wonder ... http://selectsmart.com...

I am a rule utilitarian.

And what do you think about this, Hitchens v. Chomsky?
http://www.slate.com...

I've read the entire exchange before, and I think Chomsky was correct.

Posters such as Skepsikyma and Thett? In other words, members of the amorphous white supremacist alt-right (https://en.wikipedia.org...) have influenced you politically?

Thett is probably a member of the so-called "alt-right," but he has still influenced me.

Skepsikyma is a pragmatist, who sides with the left when needed and the right when needed. He isn't a member of the "alt-right." He is a nationalist, a distributist, and a Machiavellian pragmatist.
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9/9/2016 1:38:06 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 1:31:29 PM, NHN wrote:

Oh, and for the record, the notion that either of them is a "white supremacist" is garbage.
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9/9/2016 1:44:20 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 1:37:32 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 9/9/2016 1:31:29 PM, NHN wrote:
Utilitarian, but of which brand, I wonder ... http://selectsmart.com...
I am a rule utilitarian.
Authoritarian, in other words.

I've read the entire exchange before, and I think Chomsky was correct.
Conspiracy theorist.

Thett is probably a member of the so-called "alt-right," but he has still influenced me.
That makes your political aspect -- authoritarian, conspiratorial -- all the more clear.

And alt-right = white supremacist. Just for your information.

Skepsikyma is a pragmatist, who sides with the left when needed and the right when needed. He isn't a member of the "alt-right." He is a nationalist, a distributist, and a Machiavellian pragmatist.
A white nationalist is a white supremacist by another name. "Machiavellian pragmatist" can be anything from pro-Stalinist to a neo-Nazi apologist.

I have you figured out. No need to reply.
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9/9/2016 1:47:42 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 1:44:20 PM, NHN wrote:
Authoritarian, in other words.

Keep believing that.

Conspiracy theorist.

Lol

That makes your political aspect -- authoritarian, conspiratorial -- all the more clear.

Lol justify your claims or don't make them.

And alt-right = white supremacist. Just for your information.

No. Also, just because someone is a member of the "alt-right" doesn't mean they aren't liberal about certain issues, or correct about certain issues.

A white nationalist is a white supremacist by another name. "Machiavellian pragmatist" can be anything from pro-Stalinist to a neo-Nazi apologist.

Skepsikyma isn't a white nationalist.

I have you figured out. No need to reply.

Lol keep believing that.
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9/9/2016 1:50:22 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 1:44:20 PM, NHN wrote:

I will let you know, for your own benefit, what my political ideology is. I am a liberal, or a left libertarian, or whatever. That means I believe in liberty, but that "liberty" doesn't include right libertarian notions of a "right to starve," and similar notions. I believe in the unrestrained freedom of expression except for issues of confidentiality, national security, and certain other minor restrictions (i.e. I oppose hate speech laws and the like). I believe in a market economy but supplemented with government-subsidized health care and education. I think race and gender shouldn't matter at all, and so I strongly oppose any form of ethno-nationalism or gender roles.
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9/9/2016 1:51:18 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
Also, I'm not a fan of the alt-right, and I dislike Trump.
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9/9/2016 2:00:31 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
You've probably been asked this before, but if you were voting, which US presidential candidate would you vote for?
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9/9/2016 2:06:38 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 12:42:32 PM, tejretics wrote:
I'm bored. I did this recently but feel free to ask any questions you have.

Preferably about politics but really... anything is fine. That doesn't mean I'll answer all questions.

With the debate surrounding safe spaces and trigger warnings, I would like to know your opinion on the issue.
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9/9/2016 2:07:10 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 12:42:32 PM, tejretics wrote:
I'm bored. I did this recently but feel free to ask any questions you have.

Preferably about politics but really... anything is fine. That doesn't mean I'll answer all questions.

How are you so wise?
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9/9/2016 2:08:05 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 1:31:29 PM, NHN wrote:
At 9/9/2016 1:22:15 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 9/9/2016 1:11:24 PM, NHN wrote:
Which are your top influences in the field of political philosophy?
Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens, Peter Singer, Bentham and Mill (and other utilitarian philosophers), Voltaire, and others.
Utilitarian, but of which brand, I wonder ... http://selectsmart.com...

And what do you think about this, Hitchens v. Chomsky?
http://www.slate.com...

Also, members of this community have significantly influenced my political philosophy (YYW, Fkkize, Harder, Skepsikyma, Envisage, Thett, and others).
Posters such as Skepsikyma and Thett? In other words, members of the amorphous white supremacist alt-right (https://en.wikipedia.org...) have influenced you politically?

Surely you're joking.

lmao
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9/9/2016 2:20:14 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 12:42:32 PM, tejretics wrote:
I'm bored. I did this recently but feel free to ask any questions you have.

Preferably about politics but really... anything is fine. That doesn't mean I'll answer all questions.

Honest opinion? Stupid questions?
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9/9/2016 2:46:16 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 1:22:15 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 9/9/2016 1:11:24 PM, NHN wrote:
Which are your top influences in the field of political philosophy?

Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens, Peter Singer, Bentham and Mill (and other utilitarian philosophers), Voltaire, and others.

Also, members of this community have significantly influenced my political philosophy (YYW, Fkkize, Harder, Skepsikyma, Envisage, Thett, and others).

What influence did I have on your political philosophy?

HOM

Why is Interstellar the best movie of all time?

Opinion on ontic structural realism?
: At 7/2/2016 3:05:07 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
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: space contradicts logic
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9/9/2016 3:42:20 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 2:00:31 PM, MattTheDreamer wrote:
You've probably been asked this before, but if you were voting, which US presidential candidate would you vote for?

If I was in a fixed state I would really not vote, out of principle.

But if I was in a swing state, I would just hold my nose and vote for Clinton.
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9/9/2016 3:43:53 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 2:06:38 PM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
With the debate surrounding safe spaces and trigger warnings, I would like to know your opinion on the issue.

I've talked about it before on the site. Not a fan.
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9/9/2016 3:49:42 PM
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At 9/9/2016 2:46:16 PM, Fkkize wrote:
What influence did I have on your political philosophy?

Though you are no longer a utilitarian, you basically convinced me of utilitarianism.

HOM

You're a smart, cool person.

Why is Interstellar the best movie of all time?

Idk

Opinion on ontic structural realism?

I have no clue what that even means.
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9/9/2016 4:00:19 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 2:20:14 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
Honest opinion?

Haven't interacted with you, so none.

Stupid questions?

What?
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9/9/2016 4:14:49 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 1:22:15 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 9/9/2016 1:11:24 PM, NHN wrote:
Which are your top influences in the field of political philosophy?

Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens, Peter Singer, Bentham and Mill (and other utilitarian philosophers), Voltaire, and others.

Also, members of this community have significantly influenced my political philosophy (YYW, Fkkize, Harder, Skepsikyma, Envisage, Thett, and others).

So, out of your top six you have two and a half uber racists? Remind me to never take you seriously again.
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9/9/2016 4:18:34 PM
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At 9/9/2016 4:00:19 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 9/9/2016 2:20:14 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
Honest opinion?

Haven't interacted with you, so none.

Stupid questions?

What?

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