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  • Kyndo
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Megathread
« Reply #120 on: November 11, 2021, 01:07:54 pm »
That's true the Soviet Union never expanded it's area of influence beyond what was Russia, even after World War 2 and it never invaded Afghanistan.  But North Korea?  You don't think all those Korean run variety stores in Canada and delis in NYC aren't sleeper cells?  Wake up and smell the Timmies!
They aren't sleeper cells! They're just helpful proletarians who have given themselves the task of helping the rest of us learn about the glorious enlightenment that Juche would bestow upon us... ...under the careful guidance of a (dear and benevolent) leader with a deep and profound understanding of Mencius' teachings, of course.


*Phew* I'm relieved. For a moment there, I thought I might've pulled an fka and would be stuck waving the wrong flag for the foreseeable future.


  • Liechtenstein
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Megathread
« Reply #121 on: November 11, 2021, 02:59:07 pm »
With something subjective like the best band or the most delicious vegetable, every adult should be capable of recognizing it is an opinion.


Every adult? Really? I have most of the native teachers at the school where I work believing there is a city of 7 million people on Mars called Marsville.


  • Kyndo
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Megathread
« Reply #122 on: November 11, 2021, 03:02:17 pm »

Every adult? Really? I have most of the native teachers at the school where I work believing there is a city of 7 million people on Mars called Marsville.
:laugh:


  • OnNut81
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Megathread
« Reply #123 on: November 11, 2021, 03:21:17 pm »

Every adult? Really? I have most of the native teachers at the school where I work believing there is a city of 7 million people on Mars called Marsville.

Those idiots!  It's been Mars City since they passed the 3,000,000 mark a billion years ago. 


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Re: Unpopular Opinions Megathread
« Reply #124 on: November 21, 2021, 10:45:35 am »
Those idiots!  It's been Mars City since they passed the 3,000,000 mark a billion years ago. 

THIS is funny!!!!

Nice.


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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: Unpopular Opinions Megathread
« Reply #125 on: November 21, 2021, 07:43:23 pm »
You're wrong!
The Soviet Union never expanded beyond its borders, nor have the other paragons of freedom, China and North Korea.
There *is* an inherent flaw in Western society, and the fact that it has spread those flaws to virtually every corner of the globe just means that those flaws are now universal and thus that much harder to spot.
  Luckily, the recent rise of non-Western Superpowers mean that we will finally see the end of Horton-sludge-like products and ideas, their ubiquitousness to be supplanted by the clearly superior products made in, for example, China.
I think your definition of expanded is fairly limited. The Soviet Union had its satellites  and Mao tried to emulate them but ended up with only Albania. Contemporary China is building military bases on islands that are not part of their territory and was just caught trying to build a secret base in the UAE.

Contemporary Russia annexed the Crimea and is massing troops near the Ukraine border to potentially take more. Then there's Putin's attempts to destabilize the US, EU and Western democracies in general.

Not that the US doesn't have military bases outside its borders but I think you're giving                                                                                                   


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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: Unpopular Opinions Megathread
« Reply #126 on: November 21, 2021, 07:54:24 pm »
The difference is, the US has military bases in countries that want them there.


  • JNM
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Megathread
« Reply #127 on: November 21, 2021, 09:24:05 pm »
The difference is, the US has military bases in countries that want them there.

Like Cuba?


  • VanIslander
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Megathread
« Reply #128 on: November 21, 2021, 10:06:09 pm »
Like Cuba?
America still has military bases in less than friendly Afghanistan, Djibouti and Iraq.


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Re: Unpopular Opinions Megathread
« Reply #129 on: November 26, 2021, 12:43:06 am »
Unpopular opinion: Unconstructed jackets are not about casual fit. They are an excuse to sell cheap shit at luxury brand prices.


  • VanIslander
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Megathread
« Reply #130 on: November 26, 2021, 01:05:45 am »
Unpopular opinion: Unconstructed jackets are not about casual fit. They are an excuse to sell cheap shit at luxury brand prices.
Social pressure and popular opinion is where it's at! Say what others want you to think, and expect to be canceled otherwise. Freedom of speech is an illusion. It is all a struggle for power.


  • OnNut81
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Megathread
« Reply #131 on: November 26, 2021, 08:16:00 am »
Social pressure and popular opinion is where it's at! Say what others want you to think, and expect to be canceled otherwise. Freedom of speech is an illusion. It is all a struggle for power.

If you don't believe in freedom of speech why did you become a mod?  Posters on here want a place where their thoughts and opinions can be heard, rather than cancelled on a whim. 


  • VanIslander
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Megathread
« Reply #132 on: November 26, 2021, 09:08:45 am »
OMG. Could my tongue be planted any more clearly in my cheek?

Every fiber of my being, every one of my thousands (tens of thousands, actually on record) have been against the last post.

C'mon. Experienced posters should recognize it.

The language and the culture admits parody, lampooning and reductio ad absurdums.

Unpopular opinions littered the Mad Magazine of my youth. My bad. (?)(!)

Hashtag this thread's topic rocks!
« Last Edit: November 26, 2021, 09:24:19 am by VanIslander »


  • VanIslander
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Megathread
« Reply #133 on: November 26, 2021, 09:20:02 am »
Posters on here want a place where their thoughts and opinions can be heard,...
Agreed 100%.

Let's talk about ideas, not ridicule people regarding their looks, habits, mental state or origin.

Be hard on the problem, not the person. Attack the position not the personality.

Let's respect everyone and get along. This site should be a fraternity. We have a lot in common, and our differences should be interesting, illuminating or at least understandable.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2021, 09:26:35 am by VanIslander »