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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Bleach's new chapter
« on: August 19, 2010, 02:27:48 PM »
I thought Tosen died because black characters can't beat non-blacks in bleach.

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The Lounge / Re: Gayer is gonna be a mum
« on: July 29, 2010, 04:15:43 AM »
The opportunity to post sick minded shit in this thread is almost overwhelming.
Not suggesting anything here.

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The Lounge / Re: Gayer is gonna be a mum
« on: July 27, 2010, 11:20:24 PM »
If the benefits received by each individual were proportionate to its inferiority—if, as a consequence, multiplication of the inferior was furthered, and multiplication of the superior hindered, progressive degradation would result; and eventually the degenerate species would fail to hold its ground in presence of antagonistic species and competing species.
  -Herbert Spencer

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Related.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE66K6JN20100721

Yeah, Breitbart, and others like him, will do anything to make race an issue with this administration, including editing a video to make someone in the govt appear racist.
Not unlike " class="bbc_link" target="_blank">msnbc.

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Why do you use a nirvana avatar but accuse others of being faggots?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: 9-11 conspiracy
« on: May 02, 2010, 08:20:45 AM »
The government did lie about the specific motivation behind the terrorists, however.

Explain. Now.
They hate our freedom.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Ebert Hates 3D
« on: May 02, 2010, 08:14:44 AM »
I hope he dies soon so people will stop justifying their shitty tastes in movies with his increasingly shitty reviews.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Regarding Saddam's ban.
« on: May 02, 2010, 08:13:15 AM »
Using an alt to access the forums while being banned is against the rules. Saddam should be banned.
Lurk moar, newfag. Past precedent states it is okay.
Since when has this forum had any regularity in moderation?

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The Lounge / Re: Those of you on Facebook
« on: May 02, 2010, 08:11:20 AM »
I'd rather spend the seconds it would take me to join/like that to textually impart my unwillingness to do so.

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The Lounge / Re: the wachowski brothers
« on: May 02, 2010, 07:59:09 AM »
No, that is only implying that they are connected. Which they are.
Which does not ameliorate you using them interchangeably.

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The Lounge / Re: the wachowski brothers
« on: April 25, 2010, 03:34:33 PM »
Fortuna was talking about sex. You said that gender was subjective. That is implying that sex and gender are the same.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Sexiest Videos - no X stuff please
« on: April 24, 2010, 12:13:04 AM »

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The Lounge / Re: the wachowski brothers
« on: April 23, 2010, 10:43:46 AM »
You're such a very boring person, Fortuna. Gender is subjective.
Sex isn't gender retard.

Did I claim, or even imply, that sex and gender are one and the same?

If the dude wants to be a chick, it's his decision. Long live sex change surgery.

No, 1000x no.
You're such a very boring person, Fortuna. Gender is subjective.

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The Lounge / Re: the wachowski brothers
« on: April 23, 2010, 10:10:25 AM »
You're such a very boring person, Fortuna. Gender is subjective.
Sex isn't gender retard.

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The Lounge / Re: [id]
« on: April 12, 2010, 07:27:30 AM »
That's very pretentious of you.
LAST WORD

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The Lounge / Re: [id]
« on: April 10, 2010, 01:11:52 PM »
Meh, VoM puts any commercial music and all other metal to shame, imo, but you really need to enjoy progressive to like em. I find that composing progressive is really more difficult and has much for musical value, since it pushes the limits of imagination instead of the whole intro-verse-chorus-verse-chorus-other shit-chorus-outro shit that's going on with commercial music. I really don't mind any other genre of progressive. I can stand them, aothough I find that most genres besides metal lack any typw of power / energy.
I haven't listened to the album but from their myspace tracks they don't seem original at all, just generic death/metalcore. Other progressive metal bands such as Tool, Mastodon, Opeth, Meshuggah and Gojira have been successful commercially and made undeniably original, enjoyable music.

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The Lounge / Re: The official FES IRC (chat) channel.
« on: April 08, 2010, 01:11:27 AM »
Everything has the cost of time, also known as opportunity cost. Hence, free software does not exist.

False.
How so?

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Quentin Tarantino
« on: April 05, 2010, 11:58:38 PM »
He's a master of taking scenes.
Fixed.

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Of course it isn't persuasive to someone who does not believe in hell.

I am saying that if that same person assumes the christian "best hell" scenario for the sake of argument (as Dino Piranha did), then they should as well assume the christian "present reality in which God is present" or else the comparison between present and hell isn't valid as only one part of the christian scenario has been assumed.

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From a christian perspective God is "present" in everyone's life, even the lives of non-believers. They can't comprehend what separation from God is like because they have never been truly separated, regardless of their beliefs to the contrary.

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The Lounge / Re: A brief review of rights and Lincoln.
« on: April 03, 2010, 09:53:12 PM »
See guys? This is how you easily pick out a troll and ignore him.

While i may not agree with THE BEST HISTORIANS AT THE TIME WHO FACTORED MORE DATA ON THE PRESIDENTS THAN YOU AND I WILL EVER SIFT THROUGH... i DO think you are a silly little twit.

Take care and please... PM me if you have anything further to say on the subject, as i wil not be checking this thread.
Firstly this is an appeal to authority. Secondly, history is not something that can be reduced to a mathematical equation of greatness. Lincoln has been all but deified, and all but a few historians will rationalize all his misdeeds, and the US public are not taught any of them in government schools.

Lincoln did not cause the war. the south saw his election as an attack on the institution of slavery. Remember that the confederates attacked fort sumter, their victory encouraged other states to seccede. Lincoln's goal as president was not to abolish slavery. however, the war it self gave him enough opportuniy to do so.

Quote from: Abraham Lincoln
I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be "the Union as it was." If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause. I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.
I have here stated my purpose according to my view of official duty; and I intend no modification of my oft-expressed personal wish that all men everywhere could be free.
http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/greeley.htm

For a longer heterodox view of Lincoln see this " class="bbc_link" target="_blank">interview with DiLorenzo.

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You think no one should be forced to pay taxes but that a government should remain intact to protect so called god given rights?  Because anarcho-capitalism works where?
The envisioned political system of anarcho-capitalists is not of one government per geographic area as the sole provider of protection; it is of various competing organizations providing protection as a product: http://www.daviddfriedman.com/Academic/Law_as_a_private_good/Law_as_a_private_good.html

"Rights" are a social construct.  Just because it says our rights come from a "creator" in the Declaration of Independence doesn't make it so.
The natural rights as used in the DoI are anything but a construct. They are necessary existing rights which can't ethically be taken away and derive from ownership and control of property and self.

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You also have the high ground when it comes to judging others, right?

Anyone who debates Christians definitely has the moral high ground.


WOOHOO!!!! *high five*


Checkmate Christians!

Indeed.
An echo is not an argument.

I thought there were various forms of hell and that was the nicest of the forms of hell.

Considering that God is absent from my life, I'm sure  could stand an eternity of Hell's nicest form.
Well right now you are living believing there is not any god, in hell you would know that to be false and regret your lesser existence.

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Also, I thought Hell was supposed to be a fiery pit of doom and despair, not some ill-defined metaphysical bullshit.
What's ill-defined about eternal separation from God?

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Reading the constitution is a waste of time.

Why is that?
It gets in the way of grog's grand plans for society.

Britain laughs. You're all so afraid of having an american NHS. I mean, the British one's not perfect but it works.
It works worse then the current/former US system.

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He's at a funeral in that photo.

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How is it any more unconstitutional to force everyone to buy health insurance than it is to force everyone to pay for social security?
Because it's not taxation and is justified by it's proponents under the commerce clause, which regulates interstate commerce.

The closest comparisons are the Gun Free Schools act and the Violence Against Women act, both of which attempted to regulate non-
economic activity with the commerce clause and were both ruled unconstitutional. Not buying health insurance is not commerce.

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