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Phantom Roxas

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#7134798 U.S. Government Set to Shutdown for Third Time This Year

Posted by Phantom Roxas on 18 February 2019 - 10:35 AM

The issue is that you have offered absolutely no reason for why the Democrats would hate him, other than just saying that they hate him. And I've seen this type of argument before, that someone just hates an individual, but can't offer a reason for it. Is the issue that you cannot understand why Democrats hate Trump, or do you think they have no reason for it?

 

Among the 59 national emergencies, how many of them were declared after the President

 

If oncologists and cancer patients are unhappy with Trump's plans for cancer treatment, then why should I expect Democrats to applaud Trump? He also deserves no credit for peace negotiations when he had threatened to destroy North Korea. He banned Jim Acosta from the White House for asking a question, then used a doctored video from InfoWars to slander him.

 

Trump has tried to circumvent the separation of powers, and has gone out of his way to try and repeal Obamacare. Mitch McConnell was singled out for his hypocrisy in moaning about the opposition to Kavanaugh's nomination, because McConnell personally opposed Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court for absolutely no other reason than Obama nominated him. Republicans viciously hated Obama, as well as Trump.

 

Trump has also overseen attempts to ban transgender people from the military, and his Muslim ban was nothing short of discrimination. The hatred towards Trump is based entirely on him ruling more from his own irrational hatred than out of anything purely logical. Democrats detest him because he represents a regression in values. At the Munich Security Conference, Pence made a statement expecting an applause, and none of the world leaders present clapped. The United Nations laughed at Trump when he claimed that his administration has accomplish more than any other in history.

 

When the world is hating Trump, they're judging him for his reactions. I'm not saying that this isn't about Trump. You seem to believe that Democrats hate Trump as if his only crime was existing. My issue is that Trump has consistently operated in bad faith as president. The Russian probe against him is being led by Republicans because of the specific circumstances surrounding the 2016 election. All the hate against him is a reaction to what he has said and done.

 

If you truly believe that Trump has done nothing to earn the level of scorn he gets, take a step back and try to assess where he has gone wrong. Thankfully, Trump isn't the only president who's been hated this much. He's hated as much as Nixon was before Nixon resigned. Maybe screaming about a witch hunt in an investigation where several of the suspects have been found guilty could have something to do with that.




#7134768 U.S. Government Set to Shutdown for Third Time This Year

Posted by Phantom Roxas on 17 February 2019 - 11:04 AM

Democrats don't care about illegal immigration cuz it's more votes for them
 
Most old fashion republicans don't care cuz it's cheap labor
 
Yeah man, I'll take the ACLUs word over what any non partisan can see with his own eyes
 
The GOP folded on every bill cuz 1) they're spineless, and 2) they don't really care about illegal immigration 
 
The democrats all supported a border wall/fence as recent as this decade, but merely oppose it cuz Trump now. 
 
You never really argue in good faith roxas, but this should be mental gymnastics even for you. I also noticed how you tried to spin Trump's words, and when confronted with that you just started talking about something else. Cute

 
You're really going to accuse me of arguing in bad faith immediately after you dismiss ACLU without any reason?
 
Where did I start talking about something else? I've been consistent in discussing the topic, and provided multiple sources beyond the ACLU to back up my argument.

 

The idea that Democrats only oppose the wall because Trump is the one behind it is something I already talked with vla1ne about here, and I've already argued against that point, with Democrats offering other reasons, such as Trump either not providing a coherent plan, they're supporting the fence that's already in place, or they believe that the amount of asking for is far too excessive. I brought up the quote because he is openly attempting to violate the Revenue Clause of the Constitution because he failed to get the money that he wanted.

 

There are plenty of other reasons for both parties to refuse funding the wall, and it's not as simple as "They just don't like Trump." Consider those other possibilities before you continue passing off shallow attacks and deflection as coherent arguments.




#7134749 U.S. Government Set to Shutdown for Third Time This Year

Posted by Phantom Roxas on 16 February 2019 - 04:59 PM

https://www.factchec...rgency-remarks/

https://www.aclu.org...aration-illegal

https://www.nbcnews....-crisis-n971911

 

There is no emergency, certainly not at the border. The Democrats are not at fault here, because Trump has either outright lied about where the most vulnerable parts are (Assuming he even knows what they are; it's entirely possible he's just wrong and doesn't realize that), or has ignored the data that contradicts him. The deals rejecting Trump were bipartisan, then either the Republicans owe just as much blame as the Democrats, or if both parties are rejecting Trump, maybe the issue isn't that both parties are willing to let the country be invaded, but that Trump himself is the problem here. Trump's hands are only tied because the wall was his biggest campaign promise, and he's over halfway through his first (And possibly only) term. This isn't him taking a last resort to prevent an imaginary invasion, this is him panicking to deliver on his campaign promise.

 

Let me put it this way: When your entire campaign hinged on a wall, and people were eager to believe it, it would be completely humiliating to concede that the general consensus from most sources of data prove that the "causes of invasion" come from areas that would not be targeted by the wall. He made his bed, and now he has to lie in it. He also has a history of largely sticking to the same script. Have you ever had a conversation with someone where it felt like it didn't matter what you would say, because the other person seemed to be prefer responding in only one specific way? That's Trump. It doesn't matter what the facts are, he's going to stick to his script.

 

Democrats and Republicans do both care about border security, but Trump seems to believe that his wall is the only way to achieve ideal border security. While the wall and border security are not one and the same, Trump is treating them as though they are. Opposing the wall doesn't mean that either party opposes border security, and it doesn't mean that they're willing to let the country be invaded. They just don't think the wall that Trump staked his entire campaign on is the ideal way of maximizing border security.




#7134097 U.S. Government Set to Shutdown for Third Time This Year

Posted by Phantom Roxas on 17 January 2019 - 06:40 PM

Go.com: Trump postpones Pelosi's overseas trip after she proposed State of the
Union delay.
https://abcnews-go-c...ory?id=60444910

I am not surprised that Trump did this, though I do see the reasoning for this decision.

 

He's being petty and vindictive because she suggested delaying the State of the Union address. What's also important is that this trip was supposed to be kept under wraps to preserve national security, so he blew the lid on this out of pure spite.

 

There is no good reasoning it. It was just a stupid move.




#7133840 We have 2 YCMs and thats a problem

Posted by Phantom Roxas on 13 January 2019 - 05:40 PM

Keep NCM active, and allow the community to choose between which site they would rather go on. Nothing's stopping people from posting on both. Having Discord by no means hurt the site, despite it also being a second place for the community, and while that could be because Discord is a much more different format, compared to NCM and YCM sharing their own format, I don't see the harm in having YCM, NCM, and Discord all together.

 

People will gravitate wherever they feel like. It may not be beneficial to YCM or NCM, but just as long as the community is together, that's what's most important.




#7133247 [DANE] Psychic Reflector

Posted by Phantom Roxas on 24 December 2018 - 03:29 PM

Yep, I love it. I do wish it were Level 3 because summoning this and Super Quantum Blue Layer with Overdrive Teleporter would be incredibly good, however it's not difficult to bet it onto the field in other ways, and a new Telekinetic Power Well target is appreciated. Ironically I don't think I'd ever actually be using it to summon Hyper Psychic Blaster as that would require a Level 8 (or multiple that equal Level 8) Psychic non-tuner which basically isn't happening.

 

I think they will need a Level 4+ Psychic monster that lists Assault Mode Activate. If that happens, that would be the perfect target for this card's Level manipulation to get a Hyper Psychic Blaster.




#7133201 [DANE] Psychic Reflector

Posted by Phantom Roxas on 24 December 2018 - 01:21 PM

I'm still really shocked to see /Assault Mode support in this pack, but it's kind of nice to see something solid like this so /Assault Modes have a hope of not being complete garbage. Plus this helps further help with the searching alongside Assault Mode Zero.
 
I think @ goodfusion might be happy with this. First Hyper Psychic Riser in Savage Striker, and now this.
 

Psychic for E-Tele support.
DARK for whatever support that gives it.

 
One day, TeleDAD will be meta again. *looks on into the horizon*




#7132925 The Grand Crossover RP - Pathway to Origin [IC/Apps Closed for Finale]

Posted by Phantom Roxas on 23 December 2018 - 12:35 AM

Reunion for the Subjects of the Phantom



#7131992 [DANE] “World Legacy” Cards

Posted by Phantom Roxas on 15 December 2018 - 11:42 AM

Diiiid anyone notice that Idlee is Tierra? Wings, horns resembling her/Sophia?

I know it seemed obvious after last set, but this is really confirmation.

And level 9, yeah...

 

The hair with dragons with gem colors in their maws also looks like Shaddoll Core.




#7131841 James Fields Jr found guilty of first-degree murder

Posted by Phantom Roxas on 14 December 2018 - 01:23 PM

Dont kill people. Unless they're nazis. Kill them.

 

This is why if Fields is found guilty on the hate crime charges, I am perfectly okay with him receiving the death penalty.


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#7131629 James Fields Jr found guilty of first-degree murder

Posted by Phantom Roxas on 12 December 2018 - 04:22 PM

The outcome was a forgone conclusion from the start. The left and their cowardly republican lap dogs wanted a scalp, and they went for the low hanging fruit.
 
World will have one less Nazi on the bright side, but the person he killed was no saint

Inappropriate comments like this are what turned the last thread into such an unpleasant mess, so I’ll only ask this once: Knock it off.
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#7130879 we have reached the singularity

Posted by Phantom Roxas on 06 December 2018 - 10:53 AM

Damn it, Eobard.




#7126876 Political Violence

Posted by Phantom Roxas on 03 November 2018 - 11:25 AM

Because "greater good" means different things to different people, and their greater good happens to run counter to yours. I'm by no means saying it's equally valid, or even close to being so, but I am asking you to understand why they think the way they do so you and others can start to understand just why political violence does more harm than good, instead of just being opposed to it as an arbitrary moral position.
 
And by "not understanding empathy," I mean the fact that you seem to think empathizing automatically means feeling sorry for them. It doesn't. You can feel greater contempt for people you empathize with. It has nothing to do with sympathy.

 
They have established that they think the way they do because they believe that Jews are somehow oppressing white people. I understand why they think the way they do, and I disagree with them. This is not some arbitrary moral position.
 
Yes, political violence does more harm than good. And yet when they actually murder someone in cold blood, Winter turns it right around and says that citing Heather Heyer is somehow "shilling." It is frustrating trying to point out that harm because Winter condemns the understanding you are asking for. Though I really shouldn't expect any better for someone who has constantly asked for my state to get invaded and bombed. He asks for political violence all the time, and it is genuinely frightening to me.
 
You're right I can feel greater contempt for people to empathize with. However, your initial responses seemed to be suggesting that I did not understand empathy because I showed that contempt, which is why I took your comment to mean that empathy had to mean feeling sorry for them in this case.

 

I'll give an example pertinent to the situation so you can see what I'm talking about.
 
Many people on every side hate the mainstream media. Some blame corporations, some blame liberals, some blame the Jews, and some blame any combination of the above. Can you really say that the actual problem is with the people who blame the Jews? Or is the media itself the biggest problem here? You can blame prejudices for leading people to their conclusions, sure, but the media itself is the universally agreed-upon problem, so what use is there in targeting the people who actually blame the Jews? It's counterintuitive. If the media was no longer such a huge problem, one of the things that could use to convince others that Jews/liberals/etc were the problem could no longer be used to support their case. In other words, targeting the media instead of the alt-right means that you can actually slow down the spread of their ideology.
 
Meanwhile, primarily targeting the alt-right feeds into the victim narrative that can be used to sway others to their side. Just look at Winter, someone we've seen slowly adopt alt-right talking points in real time (whether he realizes it or not) because people keep giving the alt-right, him, and his side fuel for their victim narrative, making them seem more sympathetic. It'll still be his fault if he takes that plunge just like it's my fault for me being close to doing so, but it's something your side probably could've stopped by actually going after the right targets instead of him and what he believes (and will likely believe) in.

 

The media is by no means universally agreed to be the problem. When Trump makes attacks on the media, there is a split between people who agree with him, and others still who point out that Trump's attacks on the free press are the problem. For those people, the blame shifts over to Trump, which destroys the idea that there could be any consensus that the media is the problem.

 

That said, I do understand your point that targeting the alt-right supports their narrative. However, I don't think that my side could've prevented the victim narrative by going over the "right" targets. Going back to your point about the media, think a bit more deeply. "Mainstream media" is still fairly broad. What outlets in the media are the greatest offenders? One relevant example that comes to mind would be Breitbart, a media outlet where Milo was a senior editor, that heavily promoted white supremacist and alt-right talking points, and was co-founded by Steve Bannon, who was also the former chief strategist for Trump.

 

I apologize if this seems like I'm trying to dismiss you. My intention here is to continue the position that I've been arguing from while trying to build on your examples. You say that my side could have prevented the fuel for the alt-right's victim narrative if we focused on the right targets. You also gave the mainstream media as an example of a far more appropriate target that people should be focusing on. The way I see it, these are not two separate targets, where people are focusing on one more than they should be focusing on the other. It's that they are both symptomatic of an even larger problem; specifically, the alt-right's influence on mainstream media. Rather than trying to delegate the focus between two different targets, challenge where they overlap. That may sound like a cop-out answer, but basically I'm trying to kill two birds with one stone to address what both you and I think are the greater problems here.




#7126591 Trump Administration Actions Thread

Posted by Phantom Roxas on 01 November 2018 - 11:00 AM

Yeah I'm gonna give this one a hard disagree.  You can't dickride the constitution on everything else and then go and ignore part of it because of immigrant hysteria.

 

Thank you. Regardless of whatever position one may hold regarding immigration, ignoring an amendment so blatantly is absolutely not the way to go about it. It makes the Constitution look like something to be cherry-picked only when it suits Trump's whims, when even he is not above the Constitution.




#7126189 Political Violence

Posted by Phantom Roxas on 30 October 2018 - 09:54 AM

The man decided to debate a black supremacist, and peacefully did so. He's already got more peaceful resolutions under his belt than antifa, and he's somehow banned from more places as well. He's banned for his views, while antifa is allowed to roam the campus with baseball bats attacking anybody who might be a nazi. I expect nothing less from universities at this point.
 
Never said he was a good person. I said he cares more about people than antifa does.Even with the domestic violence charge he STILL cares more about people than antifa does. One innocent person harmed by him, vs dozens on the antifa side. my point stands. like him or not, he's not leading in body count, and he's fully capapble of peaceful debate (and has done so numerous times), he's a shit person, who's still leagues ahead of antifa on the morality scale.

 
Okay, seriously, "black supremacist"? Explain to me how the heck that guy was a "black supremacist"?
 
You seem to be conflating general opposition to white supremacy with Antifa. Richard Spencer is a Nazi, and he also participated in Unite the Right, which did result in murder. He's banned for his views because they explicitly advocate for murder, genocide, and slavery. This isn't about attacking people who "might" be Nazis. This is about pushing back against people who are Nazis. You should expecting nothing less from universities, because banning Nazis is the appropriate course of action.
 

I don't know, not really super into labels

I don't particularly like roxas, and I certainly don't like his views, but we've been able to keep a decent convo going without mod interference. How about just leaving our section to us. If it's "toxic" to you, I got a solution, don't visit it and post in it!

You never really posted there, not frequently atleast. Roxas and Wharheit were the resident leftists in debates with Jesse and Speedroid occasionally coming in. If you're pissed that it's spilling out of debates, warn the shit out of that. It shouldn't happen and I'm guilty. But I don't see why a bunch of people who can't be bothered to post in debates wanna tell us how to run it


I can post several other examples from this thread alone. Proto's use of "fascist" is hardly any different from the utter disdain with which you constantly use "leftist", so you can stop pretending that you're not into labels.