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Nathanael D. Striker

Nathanael D. Striker

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#7118493 Trump Administration Actions Thread

Posted by Nathanael D. Striker on 14 September 2018 - 11:51 AM

https://www.cnbc.com...rt-mueller.html
 
Manafort has agreed to a guilty plea for charges filed by Mueller's special counsel. He is being charged for conspiracy against the United States, and for conspiracy to obstruct justice.


Looks like cooperation is in the deal too.

Bloomberg: Mueller Wins Manafort’s Cooperation in Plea Deal.
https://www.bloomber...=HP&cmpId=GP.HP


#7117035 [AMA] Walking Through the Darkness of the Unknown

Posted by Nathanael D. Striker on 31 August 2018 - 12:33 AM

Why does Dae have my flag and you don't?





#7116721 Trump Administration Actions Thread

Posted by Nathanael D. Striker on 28 August 2018 - 10:09 AM

So you're telling me Mueller failed? 8/18 charges <50% and none of them are collusion based. How sad


Thanks to one of the jurors appearing on Fox News (ironic, isn't it?), the 10 mistrials were 11-1 in favor of conviction.

In further news, The Washington Post: Trump’s economic adviser: ‘We’re taking a look’ at whether Google searches should be regulated.
https://www.washingt...e-sees-illegal/

I'm not surprised that they are considering this, considering the government's past efforts to regulate the Internet. Still, it makes me worry.


#7116199 The 2nd Annual YCM Games

Posted by Nathanael D. Striker on 24 August 2018 - 02:39 PM

QQQQQQUUUUUUAAAAAACCCCCCKKKKKK!
(I GOT HIM THIS TIME!)


#7116123 Voter Suppression in Georgia

Posted by Nathanael D. Striker on 23 August 2018 - 10:26 PM

https://www.washingt...polling-places/

Looks like the consultant who suggested this got fired, and the vote on the proposal is tomorrow.

EDIT: Crisis advertised. https://www.huffingt...4b0348585fec533
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#7115755 Trump Administration Actions Thread

Posted by Nathanael D. Striker on 21 August 2018 - 05:51 PM

So you're telling me Mueller failed? 8/18 charges <50% and none of them are collusion based. How sad


Sorry, but this isn't the American Educational System. Manafort was still convicted, and he still has a second trial in D.C. Try again.


#7115716 The 2nd Annual YCM Games

Posted by Nathanael D. Striker on 21 August 2018 - 01:14 PM

Well shit. I died fast, but at least I took Tormey out.

Also, one google search later. . .


That is one shitty way to go, if you what I mean


Are you sure you didn't sign up to go on the Oregon Trail?


#7113994 Black's Opinions

Posted by Nathanael D. Striker on 09 August 2018 - 08:32 PM

I can't believe you don't recognize the God of all Kuribohs. His power knows few limits. O.O


#7113910 Media conglomerates and mergers

Posted by Nathanael D. Striker on 09 August 2018 - 01:49 PM

https://www.washingt...m=.e4b6ac935f81

Looks like the Tribune/Sinclair merger is void. This should be interesting, especially as it prevents Sinclair from expanding.
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#7111945 Orwellian: What does it mean?

Posted by Nathanael D. Striker on 28 July 2018 - 12:05 PM



Today, I present a discussion on the term "Orwellian". Penned by Eric Arthur Blair (aka George Orwell), the term is commonly associated with the Oceanic Government found in his book 1984 (for those who haven't read 1984, I highly recommend it). The TED video above makes the claim that an Orwellian society does not imply an Authoritarian society; in fact, an Orwellian society can be a Democratic one. I find this claim very intriguing as I imagine most, myself included, typically imagine an Authorization society conducting the actions that take place in 1984 and assume that a Democratic society is incapable of it; however, the examples in this video highlight why that assumption is wrong. One of the main components of the term Orwellian- the manipulation of language- can be seen in our society. For example, politicians telling voters what they want to hear, but doing something else under the guise of representing their voters.

I pose these questions to you. What does the term Orwellian mean to you? As you have defined it, is it prevalent in our society? Why? How can we best combat it?

If any other discussion questions pop up, feel free to explore them.
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#7111890 New Plan: The Oprah Warning System

Posted by Nathanael D. Striker on 27 July 2018 - 10:04 PM

I am a natural born leader. All shall bask in my glory as I overthrow the tyrannical God Emperor Cow!


#7111828 Media conglomerates and mergers

Posted by Nathanael D. Striker on 27 July 2018 - 05:19 PM

https://arstechnica....r-cable-merger/

New York revoked its approval of Charter's merger with Time Warner Cable after Charter apparently failed to live up to an agreement to secure New York's approval in 2016. It would only affect the merger within New York, but this should be interesting nonetheless.


#7111417 Fascism: Right or Left?

Posted by Nathanael D. Striker on 24 July 2018 - 10:33 PM

https://www.newsweek...ews-and-1003260
 
Well first off you're promoting a video from someone who was repeatedly consciously retweeting messages with the hashtag #BurnTheJews and #BringBackSlavery, so already we're off to a bad start.

Excuse me? I just stumbled upon a video and thought it was worth a discussion. Don't you dare suggest that I'm actively promoting the viewpoint, okay?
 
What is the source on his claim that the left says the right created fascism?

He never gave one, which is another complaint I have about it along with the one I gave in the OP.
 
His claim that the left have tried to "erase" Giovanni Gentile is something that seems to have primarily peddled by him, so that just wreaks of baseless conspiracy theorizing on his part. Can anyone find any other source on the "liberal democracy" vs. "true democracy" dichotomy that D'Souza is claiming Gentile distinguished, or the "family" ideal?

Well, I never heard of him in any history class I was in. It could be more of the idea that Fascism is bad than erasing him from the Left.
 
I also can't help but notice he completely leaves out that Giovanni Gentile was a ghostwriter on The Doctrine of Fascism. It's not that Mussolini was "merely paraphrasing" Gentile, it was that they outright worked together on defining fascism. His entire premise hinges on the idea that Gentile is some "old shame" that the left is trying to erase from history, except he does nothing to elaborate on that beyond repeating that notion.

Interesting. See, I didn't know that.
 
His theory is that acknowledging Gentile would somehow undermine comparisons between the right and fascism, except he's assigning attributes to Gentile for the sake of comparing him to the left, except he offers no reason for why his supposed history lesson should be taken as fact. He also neglects that the Fascist Revolutionary Party was founded in 1915, a date that's not mentioned at any point in the video.

History is partly up to how it is interpreted, you know? Though it is interesting seeing how pieces of his philosophy is in the Left, but I'm not sure if it's intentional or not.
 
This video is rife with cherry-picking information, and seems more like it's meant to deflect criticism of the right by essentially making a childish claim of "NO YOU!" to the left, and given his habit of arguing in bad faith against the left, I don't see any merit to his claims.

Once again, I just stumbled upon this on YouTube and thought it was interesting enough for a discussion. That's all.




#7111397 Fascism: Right or Left?

Posted by Nathanael D. Striker on 24 July 2018 - 08:58 PM

The video is well constructed, don't get me wrong, but my conclusion moreso originates from other videos they have made. Every video I've seen from that channel has been really anti-left.


See, I did not know that. This video randomly popped on to my YouTube page, and I thought it was interesting enough to start a discussion on.


#7111378 Fascism: Right or Left?

Posted by Nathanael D. Striker on 24 July 2018 - 06:54 PM

This thread is in debates due to the controversial nature of the topic, but I believe it is a discussion worth having. Here is a video from YouTube that attempts to answer the question "Is Fascism Right or Left?":



The video makes the claim that Fascism is an ideology coming from the left, and brings up its historical and philosophical beginnings to back that claim. One thing that worries me is how there is little mention of how people took this philosophy and twisted it to fit their own agenda, but that discussion can be brought up later.

For now, do you think Fascism is an ideology from the right or the left? Why? Was it on one side and switched to the other?

If you don't wish to join the discussion, I still advise you to watch the video as it introduces ideas not commonly known, and knowledge is power after all. Also, I will not hestitate to report people who get out of hand.