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by Riggen
Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Seriously......W....T......F?
Replies: 8
Views: 7437

Re: Seriously......W....T......F?

lolwut?

I'll admit I'm not working from a full night's sleep here. But I feel like I just lost a point or two of IQ.
by Riggen
Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: So...what's up, guys?
Replies: 7
Views: 5578

Re: So...what's up, guys?

Thanks, Dd. :)
by Riggen
Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: So...what's up, guys?
Replies: 7
Views: 5578

Re: So...what's up, guys?

I, uh, got married. Been six months as of the twenty-first.
by Riggen
Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: [Audio Book] The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories
Replies: 3
Views: 18032

Re: [Audio Book] The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories

I just listened to this on audible because, well, freebie. Wil Wheaton's narration impressed me.
by Riggen
Mon May 06, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Howdy folks!
Replies: 21
Views: 10292

Re: Howdy folks!

It's always reassuring to swing by every once in a while and see that Brellfolk are still going strong.
by Riggen
Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Mosque
Replies: 131
Views: 16317

Re: Mosque

Unless the alky wants to avoid a lot of human contact, eventually he/she is going to come to a place where there's going to be alcohol, and where a person who doesn't know they're a recovering alky is going to be drinking in front of them. Or should we ban all drinking within near range of all reco...
by Riggen
Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Mosque
Replies: 131
Views: 16317

Re: Mosque

Dd, I think we're looking at analogies from different angles. I probably shouldn't have bothered to highlight differences between the OKC bombing and the 9/11 attacks because it gave the wrong impression as to the direction I was going. For the purposes of my argument, the part of the analogy on whi...
by Riggen
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Mosque
Replies: 131
Views: 16317

Re: Mosque

Riggen, that was more a rephrasing of your "it's offensive" statement than an explanation for why it's offensive. Offensive was your choice of words, not mine. I would stop short of calling it offensive. (Caught your pre-edit version of this post, btw. Thanks for taking the time to reconsider your ...
by Riggen
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Mosque
Replies: 131
Views: 16317

Re: Mosque

But I'm not sure which argument you're disagreeing with, or why. I've heard lots of hateful rhetoric about the entire Islamic religion and misinformation about the Imam and his motives, but I haven't heard a convincing argument from someone who's primary reason for opposition is the nearness of the...
by Riggen
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Mosque
Replies: 131
Views: 16317

Re: Mosque

When you listen to the people driving this controversy it's clear they don't just think it's inconsiderate or dickish to build so close to the WTC site. Their opposition is rooted in fear and hatred against muslims and it almost always devolves into an attack against the entire religion. And this i...
by Riggen
Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Mosque
Replies: 131
Views: 16317

Re: Mosque

Ok, you think I'm wrong. That's fine. Considering that the essential difference between your position and mine is that I believe the imam's conduct to be sufficiently insensitive to warrant a little derision, and that I would like the final outcome of the situation to satisfy everyone, WHY do you th...
by Riggen
Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Mosque
Replies: 131
Views: 16317

Re: Mosque

You're going off the deep end there, Lurk. This doesn't have to be personal. My evaluation was simple logic, really. Premise 1: Regardless of the motive for doing so, it is insensitive to erect Islamic symbology practically next door to the site of the worst atrocity ever committed on American soil ...
by Riggen
Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Mosque
Replies: 131
Views: 16317

Re: Mosque

I don't get your point at all, Riggen. Everything I've seen shows the Islamic community were not the ones who started this shitfight. My understanding was a bunch of bigots saw "Muslim community center" on the town planning document and kicked up a storm, which all sorts of wingnuts have since weig...
by Riggen
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Mosque
Replies: 131
Views: 16317

Re: Mosque

Can you provide one shred of evidence that the people behind the community center are doing this to celebrate the 9/11 attacks or to create divisiveness? I thought it was clear that I was presenting an opinion. My evaluation of their motives is rooted in the implausibility that a religious group--p...
by Riggen
Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Mosque
Replies: 131
Views: 16317

Re: Mosque

I disagree. In certain respects it's like the Westboro Baptist freaks celebrating the deaths of soldiers at their funerals, only marginally sneakier. They may have the right to do it, but they're assholes for exercising that right. Recognizing that is not bigoted or intolerant any more than it's int...
by Riggen
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Mosque
Replies: 131
Views: 16317

Re: Mosque

Purely for perspective, I found this overhead shot showing clearly the placement of the mosque relative to ground zero:

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Make of it what you will.
by Riggen
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fresh round of iTunes fraud
Replies: 5
Views: 2268

Re: Fresh round of iTunes fraud

Is there anything official there? I've seen a few derisively written opinions making such attributions, but nothing from any real authority on the matter.
by Riggen
Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Mosque
Replies: 131
Views: 16317

Re: Mosque

Certainly those wishing to do so have the right to build a mosque there, and when push comes to shove I'll support their right to do it--even though I think they're massive hypocritical douchebags who are only looking to rub salt in the nation's wounds for the purpose of creating controversy and div...
by Riggen
Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Wikileaks etc.
Replies: 44
Views: 6128

Re: Wikileaks etc.

I expect this "insurance" business will eventually result in the release of all of the information in its original unredacted form, anyway.
by Riggen
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Wikileaks etc.
Replies: 44
Views: 6128

Re: Wikileaks etc.

So Assange is currently deciding what information to redact in the documents to be released based on his own personal model of who is "innocent" versus who is "corrupt". Basically he's deciding who gets a pass and who gets a big target painted on their back based on his own prejudices. Why insert th...