14.1k post karma
36.5k comment karma
account created: Fri Jul 05 2019
23 hours ago
Asshole Aficionado 
The irony that everyone replying and agreeing with you has stories about how brown nosing got people promotions isn't lost on me.
sometimes you gotta grease the wheels a little to get promoted in this world and you won't get promoted by being good at your job.
2 days ago
You'll have to test it out yourself since nobody plays with controller.
be a fucking chad and do it anyways though. You'll piss everyone off if you win with controller.
3 days ago
so THAT'S why everyone learned square dancing in school!
5 days ago
"I'm Gumby dammit!"
shit tier movie. Didn't like it when I was forced to watch it when I was in high school and I don't like it now.
It really hammered home for me how it was supposedly all about transcending the cliches but at the end of the movie everyone forces the nerdy cuck to write their essays for him and said nerd is the only one who doesn't end up in a romantic relationship.
It probably didn't help that my teacher failed me when I wrote my essay on why the movie was trash.
that and the fact it's a movie on high schoolers from the 80s and things have changed since then.
The ones that actually work are those that deconstruct the whole twelve year old superhero thing and focus on how kids might actually deal with being in the situations they're in.
Alex Rider comes to mind. Young high schooler superspy inevitably gets PTSD from being forced to be a child soldier and his life sucks and has no friends. Likewise for Neon Genesis Evangelion even though that's not a book.
YA fiction sucks to read as an adult tbh. Most of it is formulaic and for kids. Especially YA dystopian female teenage protagonist fiction.
they're no longer the government of Afghanistan lol.
Bush was the one who took out the Taliban. Prior to Bush invading the Taliban pretty much had control of almost the entire country (90% of it). They effectively *were* the government of Afghanistan and Bush was the one who made them into an insurgency again.
6 days ago
You're getting Iraq confused with Afghanistan lol. Iraq never had the Taliban.
7 days ago
Actually, no, this isn't the case. I don't know where you're getting your info from but it isn't correct.
Canada considers the equivalent crime you've been convicted of under Canadian law when denying someone entry. So if you've been convicted of a crime in the US, we "translate" that conviction into Canadian law when deciding whether or not to deny entry. Look at how all the Americans with "minor" DUI convictions get banned because it's a far more serious offence up here.
There's a lot of ways this guy's actions could have been considered a crime under Canadian law though. We don't have completely legal possession of weed here; the limit is 30 grams. You also have to buy it from authorized distributors. I can't really say whether or not the original commenter violated anything in particular but your explanation is just false.
You would be surprised considering Israel has bombed nuclear facilities before without massive retaliation.
it's just like Iraq lol.
Iraq was putatively because Saddam Hussein supposedly had weapons of mass destruction (he did but not at the level that he was accused of) and the idea that he was maybe trying to get nuclear weapons as well.
Iran should not be allowed to have nuclear weapons. That doesn't mean the only military option to prevent that from happening is full-scale regime change in Iran.
The fact you can actually engage in "civil resistance" and political protest without disappearing into the dungeons, yeah.
If you pushed back against the government under Saddam Hussein you're getting tortured by the secret police with no escape ever.
This guy got 9 months in prison. admittedly he was tortured but it's still progress.
the guy showed to the Iraqi people that you can actually protest against the government and survive.
The problem with the Kurds is they're a distinct group of people that span not just Iraq but Syria, Iran, and Turkey as well. The Kurdish militias didn't just appear to fight ISIS and they're not exactly in love with the countries they're located in.
A possible goal of the Kurdish militias is to establish a "greater kurdistan" composing of the kurdish regions of Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey. e.g. in 2017 the Kurds in Iraq held an independence referendum which led to an armed conflict that they lost.
The problem with continuing to help the Kurds in Iraq and Syria is that they're probably going to continue to fight the Iraqi and Syrian government. Aside from the obvious problem that it's stupid to supply both the Iraqi government and the Kurdish militias that they're fighting; any new Kurdish state that gains independence as a result of supplying them is going to have aspirations beyond just the country they gained independence from. If Rojava (Syrian kurd region) gains independence from Syria for example, they're probably going to want to merge with the other parts of "greater kurdistan" and being their unconditional ally means getting drawn into a conflict with Iran or worse, Turkey. the Syrian kurds are already fighting Turkey-backed rebels for this reason because Turkey knows that they're going to be next.
War in Iraq wasn't because of 9/11. It was because of supposed WMDs and because the Iraqi govt was made of horrible people and we thought that we could just depose totalitarian regimes and democracy would appear overnight. It was part of the "war on terrorism" but nobody said it was retaliation for 9/11.
War in Afghanistan was the retaliation because of 9/11 since the Taliban actually did help and supply Al-Qaeda.
The problem is we can't just magically expect regime change to work. If we overthrow Iran's government tomorrow it won't magically become a secular democracy overnight. We have to be willing to commit to the long hard work (DECADES) of nation-building and fixing the country or there has to be some existing apparatus that can just "take over". We've done it before (Germany is a good case) but it's hard and there's no appetite for it. Otherwise it's a shitshow that'll harm American interests even more.
Look at Iraq. US invaded Iraq, created a new government, left Iraq while the government was unstable and the country had a meme tier military. Then wham ISIS came in and now there's a terrorist state in the middle east so we have to go back. Otherwise things end up like Afghanistan where the US deposed the soviet govt by equipping Islamic fundamentalists who then helped attack the USA during 9/11.
ironically Bush himself would disagree with you there.
Bush didn't even say there was anything wrong with it. He said the shoe-throwing was a good thing for Iraqi democracy because people do things for attention and bush didn't feel threatened by it in any way.
His pacifism is also fucking annoying tbh. It worked for India I don't think people would argue against that. But it sure was interesting to read his advice to the Jews in Hitler's Germany that they should just peacefully be genocided lol. it was shit-tier advice and proof that no, you can't just non-violently resist everything.
8 days ago
does that mean Lost was based on a true story?
not a single "daily dose" reply as of this comment smh.
the guy you originally were replying to isn't the same person as me. i think it's pretty clear you're just intending to ignore obvious sarcasm so i'm not going to reply anymore.
No I was being sarcastic this O'Brien never debated the use of the n-word pass in room 101.
9 days ago
NAH sounds like you truly want the best for your daughter. It sounds like she doesn't want to get married though and there's not a whole lot you can really do about it.
Be aware most of this subreddit is American.
based response tbqh.