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In before 'false flag'.

Slightly more seriously, this other forum I lurk in has a ~1700 page thread on the original Zimmerman incident. The funny thing is you can jump in at any arbitrary point and see the same people arguing the same points, over and over and over, never getting anywhere. It's still going strong last time I checked.

The Lounge / Re: What am I?
« on: November 07, 2013, 06:16:37 AM »
You're a false flag.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: LAX Shooting - False Flag
« on: November 03, 2013, 09:03:33 AM »
The great thing about this is I actually thought Katsung started it before I saw the OP.

This means I win.

It would were it not for the fact my post was a false flag. What for you cannot know for I have already revealed too much.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: LAX Shooting - False Flag
« on: November 02, 2013, 11:00:32 AM »
The great thing about this is I actually thought Katsung started it before I saw the OP.

The Lounge / Re: Random Facts
« on: October 30, 2013, 05:54:57 AM »
There are barely any facts in this thread.

It is a fact that there are no facts in this thread so this statement must be false, which makes it true.

The Lounge / Re: Tom Bishop's avatar
« on: October 23, 2013, 03:44:11 AM »
Didn't Gulliver already do this?

Well, more like pay someone to stalk Tom in real life, because Gulliver was allegedly a very wealthy person with a terminal disease and nothing better to do.

It's in here somewhere.

I kind of like that Nimp's threads sometimes unintentionally start these bizarre debates between other members of the site.

I disagree.

Let's get back to the OP.

The op is about christian theism not being falsified yet. The main thing that every religion has in common is faith. Faith is defined as follows:

noun: faith

    strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.

So proof in any religion is based on faith and most of the God's from religions I've heard about have such a God that requires faith. It seems that falsifiable proof would completely contradict the entire purpose of faith. How can we expect an unfalsifiable premise to be falsified? The OP is a non-sequitur.

You know what's worse than a troll reply to a serious topic? A serious reply to a troll topic.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: What's wrong with Capitalism?
« on: October 15, 2013, 04:11:57 AM »
What the fuck? Capitalism is an economic system, not a form of government.

What the fuck? Capitalism is an economic system that is massively influenced by government. Heck with the endless focus on GDP and growth I'd argue governments are themselves basically capitalist.

I'll phrase my question differently. We have an economic system in place called capitalism. The performance of this system is influenced by loads of factors, eg the price of oil, other goods, the state of the labour market, events across the world etc. Most of these can't be controlled and have to be responded to by the system itself. What can be controlled are things like corporation tax, business regulations, subsidies and grants etc. Hence if one wishes to promote capitalism in whatever form you can alter these relatively easily. So, again, if 'natural selection' is a fundamental force of the universe we should be using, what would you want to see changed in order to achieve that?

If you can't provide an answer then I don't even know what the point of this thread is. Seems it's a standard case of throwing out some vague babbly notion and then berating anyone that doesn't 'get it'.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: What's wrong with Capitalism?
« on: October 14, 2013, 06:11:30 PM »
It would help if we could define 'capitalism' so we don't end up twisting the word to mean whatever is most convenient to argue for or against. Believing that you should be rewarded for work or services, and believing in survival of the fittest (however you want to define that), are not the same things. Personally I don't have a problem with individuals becoming very wealthy, even through say inheritence, so long as they've not totally screwed over the rest of society to do so. More to the point it's not wealth I would see as a problem, it's wealth flouted at the same time that abject poverty exists, since it's most likely the two are connected.

Seems you're wandering into anarchist/objectivist/free-for-all territory here. So, let me ask you a question: You're in charge of your countries government. What do you do to enforce this notion of natural selection, and how do you expect it to be superior to what exists currently? Do you shutdown any notions of the welfare state, national healthcare, government-run agencies etc?

That's a much more interesting route to explore rather than platitudes about ghetto math geniuses I think.

Surely it's a false flag operation.

Ah the 15 page milestone. And still you keep feeding him.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« on: October 13, 2013, 03:37:09 AM »
dubstep miley cyrus rebecca black justin bieber

I'll add that I hate the trend towards having heavily electronicized (?) and processed voices. Yeah it was okay when Daft Punk were doing it, now every song seems to be sung by a robot. Bonus points if most of the lyrics are sung normally but the chorus is some mess of fucking rap, dubstep, electronica and whatever other bs is popular at the moment.

The Lounge / Re: Random Facts
« on: October 12, 2013, 08:58:07 AM »
A military conflict known by the name 'Hundred Years War' was in fact conducted over a timeframe which is not that expected given the title bestowed upon it.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why Obamacare is bad
« on: October 10, 2013, 04:57:37 PM »
Anything that gets people this butthurt about 'socialism' (lol) can't be all that bad. Also:

Thanks for this, Tom.  We really needed a fourth thread about Obamacare.

Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: unrealistic system requirements?
« on: October 09, 2013, 06:10:28 PM »
I thought this might be about the recently released Watch Dogs requirements. 6GB of ram minimum, you know I'd be fine with that, if the game wasn't also being released for the Xbox 360 with it's awesome 256mb (IIRC) RAM. Hmm.

I stand as witness and adjudicator to declare, in no uncertain terms, that John Boy has lost not only this, but practically every argument he has engaged in on this site, making him a loser of nearly unimaginable proportions. He provides no facts, no reason, no intelligence. He provides merely bluster, improperly spelled words, and an entirely undeserved sense of superiority and victory.

He is, put simply, a laughingstock, an utter fool, a simpleton, and worthless, even as a troll, provoking not fury and frustration from those he engaged with, but scorn, derision, and mockery, as he deserved.

The record shall show his ineptitude for all time. It is self evident, and needs no further explanation.

Between EJ and the people who have kept feeding him for 14 pages, who looks more foolish?

The Lounge / Re: stuff i do in spare time
« on: October 07, 2013, 04:36:48 AM »
Ah the good old smell of nitro fuel. My main memory of it being the awful rubbery goo it turns into after a while if you don't scrub every last bit of residue out the engine before storing it away.

Currently have this crappy wee electric truggy thing made my Annsman. Decent enough chassis, 4WD and all, but I can only afford a godawful stock brushed motor at the moment so I think it'd go faster if I blew on it. One day I'll have brushless.....

Flat Earth General / Re: NASA shutdown
« on: October 04, 2013, 09:38:56 AM »
So with NASA out of the picture for now at least I assume Aevan and his fellow Zetetics will take this golden opportunity and finally break the stranglehold of the conspiracy. I would expect a broad offensive from FES to enlighten the ignorant, brainwashed RE masses and bring forth a new age of enlightenment to the world. Surely now it is only a matter of time until we will see the RE heretics and the conspiracy masters exposed for all to see. And future generations will know it all started with one website going down.

Of course, if hypothetically all that happens is much sniping and gloating about the 'demise' of NASA, but then the site goes back up and the world continues to go on as normal, then that would have been a bit of a silly wasted opportunity wouldn't it?

The Lounge / Re: Random Facts
« on: October 04, 2013, 08:31:25 AM »
We really do wander aimlessly in circles if we get lost.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: October 03, 2013, 04:29:35 PM »
Recently watched both seasons of Black Mirror. I'd compare it very favorably to the original Twilight Zone with a bit of The Outer Limits. Of 6 episodes 5 were consistently excellent with only one rather duff one. There's one in particular (White Bear) that was just fucking horrible to endure for the last 20 minutes or so because you know fine well the 'satire' is biting extremely close to reality. Well, that's true of pretty much all of it, but damn if that episode didn't make me want to take a shower and keep thinking 'my fellow man couldn't be *that* callous surely....'. Great stuff.

The Lounge / Re: Random Facts
« on: October 02, 2013, 03:22:14 PM »
Most people consider themselves to be above average drivers.

Think about how stupid your average* person is, then consider half them are stupider than that.

*Median, technically.

The Lounge / Re: Multiple Explosions in Downtown Boston
« on: October 02, 2013, 06:20:49 AM »
My doctor once performed a false flag operation. The result was Katsung.

The Lounge / Re: Random Facts
« on: October 01, 2013, 06:02:30 PM »
Collectively, humans have spent more time playing World of Warcraft than they've been a species separate from chimpanzees.

Is that really possible?


Oh dear, looks like Tom has been reverted to his factory settings again.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: An alternative to Obamacare
« on: October 01, 2013, 12:23:16 PM »
US healthcare system and its advocates continue to be a laughing stock to the rest of the first world.

News at 11.

Aluminum bicycle frames can break.

Are you talking about the welds or the tubes?

If you've been around any sort of 'extreme' cycling (dirt jump, BMX etc) you'll hear people repeat like parrots that "steel bends, aluminium snaps". People honestly believe that they can ride steel frames and parts no matter how battered and bruised as they apparently will never catastrophically fail. Aluminium frames on the other hand should be treated with velvet gloves as they are liable to explode at the slightest provocation. There is some element of truth to this in that steel has a fatigue limit and is much more pliable than alu but it's not written in stone. The funny bit is that I like asking riders about what '7025' aluminium actually is, and why it's worse/better than anything else, and am always met with blank stares and often a 'herp derp numbers r 4 nerds lol' attitude. If I recall my crappy metallurgy lectures the first 2 numbers represent the alloy mix and the second 2 the purity, as in 99.25%. I may have spent said lectures half asleep.....

Anyway ,much fun to be had

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: USA's Martial Law or Not? - U Decide
« on: September 24, 2013, 06:18:21 PM »
At least Katsung will have some company now.

You know, before the both of you get taken down by the man.

ITT some people still haven't grasped that responding to EJ is the very definition of pointlessness.

The Lounge / Re: Fruit flies
« on: September 23, 2013, 10:49:09 AM »
Have you ever opened a moist compost bin on a baking summers day? Fruit flies, you haven't seen anything yet.
I haven't had the pleasure, thank goodness.

You're not missing out on much. You know what they say, time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.

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