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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Homophobes
« on: June 26, 2007, 03:32:19 PM »
Don't be hard on him. Being gay makes some people like DanielPZC much more homophobic than is necessary to try and prove to themselve that they're not. But his try hard mentality is not working....

Considering that what, 40% of marriages end in divorse, I hardly think that since gays can legally marry except in a handful of places they can even be compared.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Homophobes
« on: June 25, 2007, 09:51:41 PM »
Oh good grief, the old anti-gay arguments being wheeled out.  :-X

Aside from any stats, is it not logical that a gay couple has to be in theory a better than average couple for having a child? After all, any girl or woman from 14 on can get pregnant and have a child, or have 10 or 11 and get welfare from it. Gays simply can't do that, can they? No. They have to adopt, and to adopt, there are 10,000 hoops to jump through, and all the more difficult because of the ridiculous view that gays are less adapt at raising children than a average couple. So logically, to make it through the hoops, there has to be a base commitment and planning on the matter...whereas all a hetrosexual couple has to do is forget the protection for one night.

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A libertarian president would be as destructive as one from the 'Know-Nothing' party! :P

Well, since I'm in a different country, I know that the federal bank tries to keep inflation at less than 3% a year. I still don't understand why it is needed though!

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Inflation, however, has been going on for centuries. Same with taxes. The income tax was first devised in the early 19th century in Britain because before then governments had little way to actually raise money. Indeed, it was tariffs, duties and land taxes that were the most efficient way.
Income tax is simply the best way for a government to get money. Take away income tax and you'd have taken away more than half the income of the government.

Australia did not have an income tax until 1942 and it was put in for this very reason. There simply was not enough money to function.

I'm no economist, but how I see inflation is that it used to happen only in times of stress. In the Civil War, for instance, one dollar lost value from 1 to 3.25. In those days, it was mainly due to the fact that specie was short because of the war, and the loss of income from the South.

Now though, in a time of peace where money is not confined by gold, I don't know, and never have understood, why the federal government cannot stop inflation occuring. They lock currency exchange rates after all at some times.

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The Lounge / Re: Time to say goodbye
« on: June 06, 2007, 07:16:26 PM »
Just spam Rick and Engy's PMs. You're leaving anyway, so why not blow up the bridge rather than just burn it?

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The Lounge / Re: Time to say goodbye
« on: June 06, 2007, 07:12:08 PM »
*Makes snide comment about Rick*


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The Lounge / Re: Time to say goodbye
« on: June 06, 2007, 07:04:30 PM »
I'll miss you Gayer! Shame I never got a chance to grovel at you spa- I mean posting skills.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Universal Acceleration 101
« on: June 04, 2007, 08:55:52 PM »
Dear boy, I am not trying to prove or disprove a FE, I know nothing that I can say will effect things one way or the other.

No, I'm seeking clarification about how it works. It is an interesting idea, I confess.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Universal Acceleration 101
« on: June 04, 2007, 06:13:44 PM »
If that were true, then it must be the exact amount as the UA to keep it at the same height from the onrushing FE below, correct?

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Universal Acceleration 101
« on: June 04, 2007, 03:47:17 PM »
I hate to say it, but either the UA is accelerating both the FE and the moon/sun, or it is doing neither. It can't be doing one or the other.

As for lift, surely you cannot tell me that a bird is producing lift by gliding along on the air currents? As you know, they are gliding in a straight line, or slightly down, not providing lift at all.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: Arrested
« on: June 04, 2007, 03:42:02 PM »
Nope. Enjoy the firing squad!  :D

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Mayan-esque Predictions
« on: June 03, 2007, 11:20:50 PM »
I always found the whole Mayan calendar argument amusing simply because it's illogical. All calendar have to end somewhere, and one like theirs which has gone on for what, 1800 years, has to stop eventually.
Hell, Microsoft Outlook has 4096 as their calendar end date (and incidentally, it goes back to 1601CE). Does that mean the world began then and will end in 4096?

On the other hand, Microsoft is sure confidant that Windows will be around for a long time. I can see it now, Office, the choice of Time Travellers!

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$10 that the original poster is not female.  :P

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The Lounge / Re: Hot Hot Sex
« on: June 03, 2007, 11:03:06 PM »
I can imagine. It'd be even better if there was something in them, correct? :P

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Universal Acceleration 101
« on: June 03, 2007, 10:29:41 PM »
I just want to be absolutely clear on this.

We have a UA that propels the FE up constantly. Fine, very good, I can go with that for argument's sake. But I have to ask; if you stand atop a building and drop a heavy and a light weight, the heavy one will hit the ground first, correct? But I have to ask why it would matter how much it weighed if you say that the UA is moving up towards it?
In theory, isn't it standing still, and the FE accelerating towards it? Or is the UA creating downward pressure?

One other question I have is in regards to things in the air. Birds, planes, and even your sun and moon. Logically, they must be accelerating at the same speed, or they would hit the ground. That's beside the point though. If you push something up at high speed you are pushing down on it at the same time, as anyone in a really steep rollar coaster can tell you. So if they are using UA, why is not the pressure pushing down onto the planes, hellicopters and birds?
If I'm not mistaken, pressing a lot of pressure down on the sun, would make it hotter, correct?

I'm interested to see clarification.

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The Lounge / Re: Hot Hot Sex
« on: June 03, 2007, 10:12:05 PM »
It's always sad when they don't, even when you pay them $$$ to do it. Don't worry, I'm sure there's other hook-, I mean lawyers around.  ;)

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Trek > Star Wars
« on: June 03, 2007, 10:08:25 PM »
You forgot the: OMGWTFBBQ!!!123!!

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: new land found south of antartica
« on: June 03, 2007, 10:06:30 PM »
Oh yes, this sounds lovely. With you as our gallent leader, Raa, we have nothing to fear.  :D

 >:(

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: what about traveling west
« on: June 03, 2007, 09:58:57 PM »
Good work doobs! Atta boy. Keep going, and eventually you'll be up to learning how to use commas and proper nouns!

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The Lounge / Re: Mad_Catz
« on: June 03, 2007, 09:53:13 PM »
You are without doubt, the noblest moderator.

Well...probably not. But at least you got rid of one troll.

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The Lounge / Re: Hot Hot Sex
« on: June 03, 2007, 09:52:23 PM »
Don't forget his smell....  :-X

I came in here to see if Marie was offering. I see she's not  :'(

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Trek > Star Wars
« on: June 03, 2007, 09:49:53 PM »
No, to be fair, they make mistakes I am sure they think people won't notice, or ones that are things only history nerds (like me) would notice.

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The Lounge / Re: I have returned!
« on: June 03, 2007, 09:48:49 PM »
I was pretty busy for a while. I come back, and everything's different!  :o

Well...except the n00bs.  :P

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: The space station
« on: June 03, 2007, 06:20:12 PM »
Well logically, if you believe the FE position, then it can't exist. If you believe the RE position, then yes it might.

Simple really.

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The Lounge / Re: Vista
« on: June 03, 2007, 05:59:19 PM »
Bloody Vista.  :-X

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Trek > Star Wars
« on: June 03, 2007, 05:57:53 PM »
He wrote the outline to it, yes, but not the actual script. There's a difference between knowing the plot and writing the whole script.

As for the Star Trek vs. SW, well, we have to be fair. Star Trek didn't inspire mobile phones, they must have already been in someone's mind to use them. And what person back then didn't think 'wow, I hope someone makes a phone without a cord one day'. I think it would be illogical to put it solely because of one show.

I disliked the SW morality. Too black and white. Good and evil are a lot more complex than that for a start.
I watched something on the history channel about the influence of Star Trek on everyday life.  The inventor of the mobile phone, Martin Cooper, got his inspiration from Star Trek.

Star Trek also inspired stuff like QuickTime and the Radiation Gun to fight against tumors.

This is of course, the same History Channel which is soooo historically accurate about all things it shows.  ::)

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The Lounge / Re: I have returned!
« on: June 03, 2007, 05:53:43 PM »
Heya Hari.

Who's Hari?

Hara then :P

Anyway, thanks for the welcome. I hate n00bs, of any sort, and I'm sure I'll get back to killing them soon enough!

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: When will Lindsay Lohan Die?
« on: May 31, 2007, 09:58:12 PM »
Hmm, yet another talentless person who will end up dead soon.

I hope she lives a long, healthy life as I don't wish anyone dead...but I can't see her making 30.

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The Lounge / Re: Who plays wow?
« on: May 31, 2007, 09:54:55 PM »
I didn't like it. I didn't have the desire to set up a private server, and I didn't want to pay to play.

So I got Guild Wars, which in my view is better anyway, though I doubt many agree.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Trek > Star Wars
« on: May 31, 2007, 09:51:44 PM »
He wrote the outline to it, yes, but not the actual script. There's a difference between knowing the plot and writing the whole script.

As for the Star Trek vs. SW, well, we have to be fair. Star Trek didn't inspire mobile phones, they must have already been in someone's mind to use them. And what person back then didn't think 'wow, I hope someone makes a phone without a cord one day'. I think it would be illogical to put it solely because of one show.

I disliked the SW morality. Too black and white. Good and evil are a lot more complex than that for a start.

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