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  1. Voltaire

    can anyone explain what qanon is?

    That’s what they do with “racism” and “police brutality“ to great success. It’s like Masshole said on the last page, they want to ascribe a fake, ridiculous argument to their opponents so they can dismiss them as absurd. QAnon is a straw man argument. The only thing to learn from them is that the Podestas like ugly art and they they email to Hillary Clinton code words “pizza” and “hot dog” that don’t actually mean pizza and hot dog.
  2. Voltaire

    Cleveland Guardians

    The only Ohio city I know decently is Toledo and… uh… Look! What a cute dog! Isn’t this dog cute?
  3. Voltaire

    Cleveland Guardians

    Guardians, Walleyes, Buckeyes, Spiders Dear God, do they suck at this. Looks like the people responsible for changing the name are even more bumbling than I realized. I guess walleyes isn’t half bad. Walleyes are a Great Lakes fish for those who don’t know.
  4. The Soviet Union dissolved peacefully. The Czechs and the Slovaks split their country in two peacefully. Yugoslavia dissolving was a mess and a hot war. Nobody wants to see something like that. I don’t even dislike most liberals. The leftists, I pretty much hate but not enough to want to kill them. I just want them to leave us the fock alone, and let them be free to do whatever the fock they want to do as well, without getting any of it on us.
  5. There are quite clearly two distinct Americas at this point and I would definitely support a peaceful divorce to salvage what’s left of good, decent America; to preserve the things we use to believe in and the things we use to stand for. I’m sure the left feels the same way about us that we feel about them. No hard feelings, just mutually decide to cut each other loose from the other to pursue our own visions of the future. No need to fight. But we’re also simply too divided to stay together.
  6. Voltaire

    Who has a tattoo of what and why?

    Before getting deployed, I'd thought to get one after I got back from the war, but the war was easy and not life changing, just a long camping trip. Then I thought about people regretting their tatoos and passed. Looking back, I wouldn't have regretted getting one but it really was, in fact, a minor phase of my life, so I don't mind not getting one.
  7. Voltaire

    can anyone explain what qanon is?

    ^^^^^^ This. Exactly. The liberals like to pretend/believe their side has less nuts and freaks. It's their side that s drowning in freaks who are in Congress, the media, corporattions and hold significant sway over their political discourse. Meanwhile the QAnon are utterly powerless and largely ignored dipsh*ts on the right.
  8. Voltaire

    can anyone explain what qanon is?

    The majority of Trump supporters know very little about QAnon because they don't interact with QAnon freak content. The QAnon people masturbate themselves out of sight in some murky corner of the internet and whenever they post something particularlty absurd, it catches left wing corporate media attention for a good laugh.
  9. Voltaire

    Marjorie Taylor Greene

    They were great generals and men of honor and dignity. They fought for a horrible cause, granted and that overwhelmingly stains their legacy, as it should, but there's more to them than that. They were men of their time. The south revered Lee and no person did more to reunite the country post-war than he did. He did everything he could to soothe tensions and contine to lead post-war by example on how southern partisans should reconcile in a re-united country. It's done, eat your grievances, forgive, move on with what's left, pick up the pieces, accept defeat, re-embrace America, and rebuild anew. Coming from him, from who he was, it was exactly what was needed and set the right tone. Lee, uniquely, for how much he was lionized, could pull this off. Lee was everything you wanted when he was on the battlefield and likewise, he was everything you wanted the day after the war was over. Liking Lee is easy, even if you have no use otherwise for the Confederacy overall. Who knows with Jackson, he never saw the end of the war. Jackson died not even in battle, he was accidentally shot by his own men. To me it wsan't a tragedy, the war itself was the tragedy, you don't mourn the opposition, this was a lucky stroke. Again, he and Lee were men of their time, of a bygone era. We'll never know how Jackson would have taken defeat, he died after all, but I would hope that he would have done the same as Lee. Another man of class, honor, and dignity. They're Confedarates but they aren't one-dimensional villains and its OK to like them.
  10. I dislike 1:1 teaching. I'd as soon go back to doing sh*t on the downlow, as we'd done for years or, if not, leave the country. China was ever only supposed to be a place to make money. I found a nice cozy niche here doing this, but I may get pried out of it.
  11. You can say that again,seeing as this is how I make my living. Weekends and holidays are how I make a living, It's why I've not been terribly active here lately,, I'm drowning in work. Boy this move is surprising. Also surprising is this made enough of a splash in US news such that you'd noticed. Looks like the big cookie cutter schools are focked. Since I don't teach the curriculum but instead focus on oral English and reading/writing, I'm hopeful that my teaching won't be affected. if we slide under the radar while the competition gets focked over, great, but I don't know that for sure, and it's not like we're strugling to grow and need the help. This is potentially disasterous. I always thought that if China focked with me too much, I'd just leave, but I just plowed my life savings into this and am finally making decent money for the first time in my life. Since I'm one of the very few foreigners in this fourth tier city, a lot of local CCP officials have their kids in my school, so we know some people, another reason that I may catch a break. I'm not counting on it though and am going to have to hold my breathe. My wife says that this is starting in the big cities, so we won't be immediately affected with the first wave. Hopefully the plan blows up in their face.
  12. My wife has bought tickets and made reservations to go to Beijing in August so I doubt we'll be going back there again in February. But meeting you has been something I've been hoping to do for a while now.
  13. Voltaire

    I Got Banned At A Different Site

    Banned again, I presume? Feel free to stick around.
  14. I've long known the Winter Olympics are in Beijing in 2022, but it's always been abstract in the ether. I'd not thought in terms of whether that meant February 2022 or December 2022. It was always 'far off'. I guess, now that it's June 2021, it is starting to become worthy of looking at and giving more thought to.
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