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Forum: News, Sports & Politics 16th January 2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,716
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Goodness gracious!

Goodness gracious!
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 13th January 2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,716
Posted By Exi5tentialist
How can free speech be untrammelled if it is...

How can free speech be untrammelled if it is restricted by a requirement not to incite violence enforceable by the criminal law?
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 13th January 2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,716
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Free Speech and Satire!!!

A nice bit of balance from Mehdi Hassan in HuffPo (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mehdi-hasan/charlie-hebdo-free-speech_b_6462584.html?1421160931&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067)



Couldn't have...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 10th January 2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,357
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Je suis Ahmed

Ahmed. Je suis lui.
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 26th February 2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,379
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Well yeah, metaphorically that works, but it's...

Well yeah, metaphorically that works, but it's not the same thing as not existing, and this state of in-between-thoughts is still just a metaphor.

(@ MSG - I fear fear)
Forum: Rompus Room 1st February 2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,245
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Like the crew watching Apollo 13's lunar module...

Like the crew watching Apollo 13's lunar module disappear into space after its being jettisoned. We should salute its passing and give thanks to it.
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 25th March 2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 18,040
Posted By Exi5tentialist
A lot of the "ugly shite" happens without people...

A lot of the "ugly shite" happens without people being empowered to identify it, name it and decide what they want to move on to. Various kinds of homophobia happen and it's so quick, and...
Forum: Human Endeavour 10th March 2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By Exi5tentialist
The d in 240d stands for denarii, but we called...

The d in 240d stands for denarii, but we called them pennies.

I was on a bus in 1970 going to Central Croydon. My usual fare was 1d. A penny. An old one.

I reached into my pocket and to my...
Forum: Forum Mismanagement 9th March 2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,303
Posted By Exi5tentialist
General Amnesty

I have great pleasure in granting a general personal amnesty to everyone I have put on ignore.

The 'absolute ignore' feature is a great boon and I am determined to defend it as the ultimate...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 7th March 2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 18,040
Posted By Exi5tentialist
This covers far too many potential scenarios for...

This covers far too many potential scenarios for me to even know whether I disagree with or not. I don't get the reference to the hijab at all. A lot of muslim women 'apply the hijab'. What's...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 3rd March 2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,411
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Bedroom Tax - UK

Our lovely government has decided that people in 'social' housing will no longer be entitled to full housing benefit if they have a spare room.

From April, if you're living in a 3-bedroom housing...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 1st March 2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 18,040
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Your whole post revolves on the excuse of 'lack...

Your whole post revolves on the excuse of 'lack of intention to be homophobic'. You're opening up a huge portal there for the homophobes to pile in with their armfuls of excuses.

Not being a...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 1st March 2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 18,040
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Good post sparklecat, though personally I don't...

Good post sparklecat, though personally I don't see the distinction between whether you are homophobic as against whether the term you're considering is. We might have to just disagree on this, but...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 28th February 2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 18,040
Posted By Exi5tentialist
So there is no list of acceptable correct known...

So there is no list of acceptable correct known terms.
How then is one's supposed to know when they are homophobic?[/QUOTE]
LOL you're really showing yourself up here
Forum: Human Endeavour 24th February 2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Tone Policing

'Tone policing' is the biggest example of a misnomer I've come across in a long time. Apparently in some quarters this is taken to mean that when somebody in an oppressed position on an axis of...
Forum: Forum Mismanagement 17th February 2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 24,928
Posted By Exi5tentialist
I'm too confused to comment. So I'll comment...

I'm too confused to comment. So I'll comment anyway.

I thought what was being proposed was a single subforum where topic-starters can moderate how they please, using admins to shift posts out...
Forum: Forum Mismanagement 17th February 2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 24,928
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Does it mean Aye, or Nay ..? ;)[/QUOTE] ...

Does it mean Aye, or Nay ..? ;)[/QUOTE]

Would I be so machiavellian as to say Yay when I mean Nay?

... don't answer that.

It's Aye!
Forum: Forum Mismanagement 15th February 2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,413
Posted By Exi5tentialist
100% in favour so far. I like it.

100% in favour so far.

I like it.
Forum: Human Endeavour 15th February 2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,134
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Trolls

Now that MindRomp is introducing moderation I think we really need a good, working definition of 'troll' to make sure we don't get any confusion. All suggestions are welcome, and I hope it's all...
Forum: Forum Mismanagement 15th February 2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 24,928
Posted By Exi5tentialist
I'm strangely happy

I'm strangely happy
Forum: Forum Mismanagement 13th February 2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 24,928
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Well I haven't read the whole of this thread. ...

Well I haven't read the whole of this thread. I'm not a great reader.

I'm all for 'private' conversations, really, using the sub-forum format so you can keep track of conversations better than...
Forum: Forum Mismanagement 11th February 2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 24,928
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Funnily enough, Ishmael was already on my ignore...

Funnily enough, Ishmael was already on my ignore list, one of two names only. Only just unignored to see what you were all talking about, and immediately saw the reason why I ignored them in the...
Forum: Forum Mismanagement 10th February 2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 24,928
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Well the repercussion is that you show yourself...

Well the repercussion is that you show yourself up to be a complete pratt, then even more people put you on ignore
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 24th April 2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,569
Posted By Exi5tentialist
The Hunger Games is a great, populist book filled...

The Hunger Games is a great, populist book filled with metaphor for these days of austerity and post-colonialism. I finished it about 3 weeks ago; I was reading it quite slowly but then sped through...
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