JonasDarkmane

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  1. Hm

     

    1. WWolf

      WWolf

      Their party, their rules. It’s why you create a “ranked-choice” voting system that way independents won’t split votes with similar candidates and the political parties might reconsider running fairer contests.

    2. Jeric

      Jeric

      Definitely support that rather than FPtP that exists in most of our systems now. 

    3. Dustlicious

      Dustlicious

      @Jeric That actually sounds more democratic than how Democrats run their party.

       

      This isn't the first time it's happened either. It happened to Bernie in 2016 (Not-So-Super-Delegates lost him the nomination), and I bet there are LOTS of examples before that as well. I'm sick and tired of a system where only two parties run the show and they're both absurdly corrupt and out of touch with real people.

  2. Happy birthday, I hope you have a pleasant one :grin:

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  3. Today, an absolute madlad was buried having died at the age of 93. 

    Baldvin Tryggvason, a man of great repute here in Iceland, passed away on July 29th. 

    This guy has gone through hell of a lot. Born in Ólafsfjörður in North Center of Iceland in 1926 to poor parents who loved him greatly. He was a man of ambition who was a quick learner and determined to see his goals through. His mother wanted him to live a simple life of fisheries and get married, but he instead got enrolled for school and he was among the first in the North to do so being from a poor family. 

    This is where his first signs of him being a tough guy started showing. When he was a young adult, he got sick. He got pneumonia which was dangerous back then here in Iceland and he also got Tuberculosis which was an automatic death sentence here. He was sure he would die, but he managed to pull through and survive. With renewed vigour, he continued his studies, graduated and then married Júlía Sveinbjarnardóttir and had two kids with her later on. 

    In 1949, Iceland was set to sign the papers that would confirm the country as being a member of NATO. The communists of the country were not pleased with this and tried to block MPs from being able to get to parliament. Supporters of NATO would oppose them and the police had no control over the situation. This was often refered to as Bardaginn við Austurvöll or the Battle of Austurvöllur where NATO supporters and opposers of NATO fought each other with sticks, rocks, bottles and fists. Baldvin fought the communists and he received a glass bottle to the head. He would still fight on only feeling the pain much later as his forehead was bleeding profusely and his buddies pointed this out to him. 

    Baldvin would take part in politics, being one of the founding members of the Young Independence (Party) supporters and he would also help out with city counceling. He also had love for theater and so he worked with many writers and helped with many plays. 

    Baldvin's first wife would pass away in 1984 and he managed to cope with it because a friend managed to convince him to seek out a professional to talk with and ever since that experience, he always recommended people to seek help when they really needed it. 

    Baldvin would later remarry and that is how he would end up coming into my life as he married my grandmother who would renew his vigour as he partook in the Energy business of Iceland. 

    Having gone through many things, having seen many things and having been to many places, Baldvin's life was one hell of an adventure and he was one hell of a tough guy and a true madlad. It was pleasure having known him and I wish him the best with whatever afterlife he may be in. 

    Baldvin Tryggvason

  4. Not everyday that you get to shake the hand of the president of Iceland

  5. What work is like 

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    2. Dark Horse

      Dark Horse

      Some people seem to make it their life mission to show up at the last possible moment. I can't tell you how many times we've been dead 30 minutes before closing time, then as we prepare to lock the gates, a taxi full of tourists pulls up. :dry:

    3. JonasDarkmane

      JonasDarkmane

      @Dark Horse

      Oh gosh, the same happens here -_- 

      Usually it will be tourists in the 10 to 15 people who show up. But since we are located where most of the bar night life is, a lot of drunkards will also show up really late and end up holding us up to like 30-40 mins extra. The pain is real~

    4. Dark Horse

      Dark Horse

      Oof. I can imagine how hard it must be to get a bunch of tired, intoxicated folk to leave. Working in a museum; I generally avoid that problem, but instead I deal with the type of person who meanders around and looks at everything as slowly as possible, then gets offended when you tell them that they've run out of time and have to leave.

      Sometimes I feel like the shopkeepers in Skyrim when you hang around too long after closing.

  6. Tulsi Gabbard is the one imo, sorry Trumpians but I am fully off the Trump train. It was fun, but I hope this woman gets it~

     

    1. Phosphor

      Phosphor

      Tulsi Gabbard is fantastic on foreign policy, but I have too many disagreements with her domestic policies tho. 

      Trump should have picked her as Secretary of State, instead of Mike Pompeo 

  7. Drunk me goes up to a lasagna mini-restaurant: "I love lasagna, might have some"

    *Sees that everything is microwaved*

    Drunk me: "..... not having it, not eating anything that comes out of a microwave"

    Owner of the place that heard me: "Not that you can understand" 

    Drunk me: 

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  8. I see that this site is not a big fan of "laughing", especially not as an emoji button. 

     

    1. Snow

      Snow

      I want laugh emoji baaack D;

    2. Lord Valtasar
  9. Always a lovely thing to see

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    Well, only response I can really give is

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    1. Twiggy

      Twiggy

      Gives me an idea for a hoi4 challenge. Annex UK as Iceland.

    2. JonasDarkmane

      JonasDarkmane

      @Twiggy

      The question would be, Vanilla or Millenium Dawn Mod? 

    3. Twiggy

      Twiggy

      Probably Millenium Dawn to start with. Considering that Iceland is just straight up Denmark I think you have to fuck around with console commands to actually be able to play as it. I'll play with it a bit and see if I can manage.

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    1. Catpone Cerberus

      Catpone Cerberus

      This is oddly fitting since I actually met what for me is the first Antifa supporting person outside internet :ooh: And he denied they do things like this and said right is the one doing the violence. 

      'What a timing :maud:

  11. Being a Centrist is rather exhausting. 

    If you got memes, share em. 

    1. Scar

      Scar

      I'm a Centrist too, sorta.

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    2. Twiggy

      Twiggy

      I've got many.

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  12. Iceland, my country, has one of the worst songs for Eurovision this year~

    1. Dark Horse

      Dark Horse

      That means it has a high chance of winning! :mlp_icwudt:

    2. JonasDarkmane

      JonasDarkmane

      I know.... Yechhhhhh

    3. Tacodidra

      Tacodidra

      At least it's different! :ticking: Most of them sound like the exact same song played over and over... :mellow:


  13. Star Trek said it best~

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    I have not noticed anything, but has the US given any official response? 

    1. Twiggy

      Twiggy

      They’re saying it was a “noncombat” incident. One of the only sources I could find that mentions the Turks.

      https://southfront.org/u-s-soldier-died-in-syria-kurdish-sources-claim-he-was-killed-by-turkish-military/

  15. If I remember correctly, you are a Shia muslim. What is your opinion on Alawites?

    1. ZethaPonderer

      ZethaPonderer

      Actually I don’t have an informed and concise opinion about them since I’m still learning about my branch (Zaidi) as a Shia Muslim. One thing that I noticed throughout some of my posts is that I get both the terms ‘Sect’ and ‘Branch’ mixed up due to my overthinking nature so I may need to look back at my posts and edit them sooner than later to reflect my original intention.

      Sect - Religious Group within a Religion in which I symbolize it as a Tree.

      Branch - Schools of Thought within that Religious Group. Not entirely sure if Denomination qualifies as synonymous to Branch.

       

      Anyway, back to your question. 

      I’ll be blunt and straight to the point as best as I can. You’ll hear and read conflicting information about the Alawites when it comes to learn about this particular branch within Shia Islam.

      Here’s a Shiachat link that could potentially answer your questions of what their opinion is about Alawites,

      https://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/234999267-are-alawi-considered-shia/?page=3

      It’s 3 pages long though you’ll get to it pretty quickly. My pick is on user Qa’im ‘s perspective at the last page though do read the rest while ignoring some banter here and there within that topic of the forum.

      While on my family’s perspective, they believe that all the branches including the Alawites within the Shia sect of Islam are interrelated to one another due to the family bloodline they all share with The Ahlul-Bayt [Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and His Family which constitutes as the 12 Imams]. As a Zaidi Shia, my family’s bloodline is close to the Fourth Imam Zain-ul-Abideen (AS) and we adhere to that branch and follow that particular school of thought within Shia Islam. While the Alawites according to my family, are descendents of the First Imam Ali ibne Abi Talib (AS) from his many wives except the divinely chosen wife, Bibi Fatimah Zehra (AS), of his from Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as part of the Ahlul-Bayt. Also, since my family consider themselves as Zaidi and their bloodlines are close to the Fourth Imam who was born from the First Imam and his Divinely Chosen Wife, that makes us Syed.

       

      Doesn’t matter though in the long run. I could be the biological son of Prophet Moses/Musa (AS) and that alone wouldn’t save me from Hell. I don’t expect myself to enter the Gates of Heaven. That is up for The God of Abraham to decide my fate.

       

      So TL;DR It’s complicated bruh. :P

    2. JonasDarkmane

      JonasDarkmane

      I read through the pages that you suggested. It was quite illuminating and interesting. 

      My favorite take from the Alawis though:
      "If they are not faithful, they will be reborn as Christians as a punishment." 

       

      What a religious dunk! :P

      From what I have been reading in that chat, even Alawites split into what seems to something called Nusayris and Bektashi Sufis. 

      Spoiler

      I liked 'maes' take on page 3

      So your take was mainly Qa'im? It was quite interesting. But does that mean that considering you are a Zaydi, you don't consider them to be Shia because they are "Ghulats" (I do not know what that term means)?

      But I get ya, it is pretty complicated. From what I had already gathered before looking more into things, I saw Alawites (at least in Syria) being separate from Shia, Sunnis and Ibadis considering they are kinda treated that way (like was visible in the hot debates happening on that forum). I've been paying a lot of attention to the Civil War going on in Syria, to the battles, to the politics and geopolitics and to the religious conflict going on and seeing how the culture over there is shaping and whether this sect of Islam will become more close with Shia Islamism in the future~

    3. ZethaPonderer

      ZethaPonderer

      ‘Ghulat’ means minority Shia Muslims that hold extremely deviant and shirk (ascribing partnership to The God of Abraham) inducing beliefs about the Ahlul Bayt from the majority of Shia Muslims who don’t ascribe any divinity to them other than the fact they are divinely chosen by The God of Abraham. So I do not deny the reality that they are Shias and they claim to be as such. They’re just not the kind that any of the majority among this sect would agree on wholeheartedly.

      The way I see the big picture is that all three Abrahamic Religions share the same message just not the essence of that message in its pure form. Jews believe in The One and Only God, but also ascribe the belief that they are His chosen people, which therefore leads them to believe they are divine beings, whom are destined to guide and rule over the rest of the Gentiles (essentially ascribing divinity among themselves therefore establishing themselves as partners to The God of Abraham which is a form of shirk potentially speaking). While Christians believe in The One and Only God, but also ascribe divinity to Prophet Jesus/Isa (AS) based on the Trinity theology. Finally, Islam believes in The One and Only God. That’s it :laugh:. There’s a difference between being divine and being divinely chosen from a Higher Power.

      Judaism and Christianity are Israelite centric Abrahamic religions and strictly for those people in mind while Islam despite asserting its position under the meta historical narrative within the Quran that it is ‘The OG Religion’ The God of Abraham created for Humanity before all other religions, has its roots from the people who descended from the line of The Biblical Ishmael or should I say Prophet Ishmael/Ismail (AS). So Islam, from its roots under reality is an Ishmaelite centric Abrahamic religion. Thus, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) descended from the line of Prophet Ishmael/Ismail (AS).

      I believe The Biblical Ishmael was innocent and didn’t do anything wrong ascribed to him in your scriptures as a ‘Wild Donkey’ noted in Genesis 16:11-12. What did he do wrong to deserve such a cruel fate to be separated away from his own father? I haven’t found a shred of evidence within the Torah to see Ishmael’s wrongdoing.

      The war between Judaism, Christianity and Islam is more than just a petty war. This is a racial, holy, tribal war between the Israelites and Ishmaelites.

       

      Just adding furthermore, The Quran says a completely different narrative contrast to The Torah about Prophet Ishmael/Ismail (AS) according to these verses,

      14:39

      19:54-55

      21:85

      38:48 (Most important verse about Ishmael which asserts my position that he did no wrong)

      Also adding more info about Judaism in bold. I don’t think I’ve explained thoroughly enough on that matter, but this post is long enough as is.

       

      TL;DR It’s complicated bruh. :P. Also, I don’t believe all Jews, Christians and those who strive hard to practice and preach the Absolutivity of Truth will go to Hell. Only The God of Abraham knows. Only He knows.

  16. 20190425_135917.thumb.jpg.29cd95ef87b02fdcae673844eab9a616.jpgMarching around with commies in Lisbon on the 25th of April~

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    1. Frostgage

      Frostgage

      Ah, I see you're a man of culture

    2. Twiggy

      Twiggy

      Did you criticize Marx’s labor theory of value at them? They hate that. 

    3. JonasDarkmane

      JonasDarkmane

      @Twiggy

      I did not, but I did yell out to someone who had an anti-Farage sign. Can't barrage the farrage~

  17. Clown world

     

    1. Snow
    2. Lord Valtasar

      Lord Valtasar

      oh the irony when you're asking for tollerance and understanding at being intollerant and not understanding
      they joys of modern world

  18. Indeed a hero

     

     

  19. Waits patiently

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    2. Lord Valtasar

      Lord Valtasar

      but for what?

    3. JonasDarkmane

      JonasDarkmane

      @Lord Valtasar

      Going to Portugal tomorrow~ 

    4. Lord Valtasar

      Lord Valtasar

      sounds neat, have a great time