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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Bill Nye is speaking at my college.
« on: February 02, 2011, 12:54:49 AM »
I am quite envious.

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It all has to do with the self awareness of the individual. If he/she knows what they are doing is bad, and they commit it willingly, try the person as an adult.

@Space Cowgirl -I believe a 6 yr old has. He intentionally sought out a pistol, and used it to shoot someone (can't remember who) multiple times.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Coriolis Effect Proves Earth's Rotation
« on: January 25, 2011, 09:50:28 PM »
I think this thread should be kept going.
Sure, lets keep this going.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Warrdog's Avatar
« on: November 26, 2010, 02:18:12 PM »
Is Christianity a real religion, or just an extravagant money making scheme?  Most religions are about power and money.  One cult is just as good as another.

Are you saying Christianity is the same as Scientology? GTFO you atheist penguin. This is why no one likes arguing with "holier than thou" Atheists. Oh shit I forgot, you don't like the word holier, bark me up the tree on that one will ya?

Yes, religions have their downside, but when you compare an actual cult, with an actual religion, it makes you seem...idk, like a chauvinistic prick.

Religion bashing needs to stop. It serves a deeper purpose. Religious people live longer, have less rates of depression, and are more likely to give to the poor/charities. Religious organizations amount to the vast majority of aid going to other countries, and here at home.

I still can't believe you compared Scientology to Christianity...

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Moral equivalence?
« on: November 26, 2010, 12:26:07 AM »
Out of random here...are you talking about physical pain (as in torture, no food, sanitary etc) or mental/emotional pain like a family member dying. If it were the latter, I think it's that one person should experience it.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Warrdog's Avatar
« on: November 26, 2010, 12:21:05 AM »
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Huh? Are you concluding that all anti-abortionists are Christians? Or in the above post, that all Klan members are killing in the name of Christ?

Of for the love of the fucking spaghetti monster wake up you ignorant fuck. Don't you see the fucking similarities? The Muslim extremists do not fucking represent most of modern Islam! Most Muslims are quite happy to spend their days working out how to pay the mortgage and how to put food on their families (sorry, couldn't resist a Bushism)

Fucking Hell, where do you get off generalising Muslims but pulling the old-as-fuck 'No-true-Scotsman' defence for YOUR fucking brand of bronze-age mythology?! Oh wait, I forgot that followers of the One True Faith (TM) were allowed to do that, except of course that ALL faiths think they're the 'One True Faith'



Hey, Fuck you, you fucking fuck.

I did not generalize Muslims. All I stated was that the people in the middle east committing terrorists attacks, are the extremist Islamic people. Hard to comprehend? I didn't generalized the Muslim people at all. Fuck this world where anything anyone says is "OMFG GENERALIZING" Its fucking horrible. GTFO you politically correct faggots.

Is it so hard to comprehend that the ones blowing themselves up are doing it for Allah/Muhammed? That's what their version of Islam teaches. You do this, you get 40 virgins or w/e. I'm also PRETTY FUCKING SURE, that not all the anti-abortionists are extremist Christians. Fuck, they can be any religion for that matter, even no religion at all. I'm against abortion, and I'm agnostic, can you comprehend that?

It doesn't fucking matter at all, when one strongly supports a position, like you fucktards on this board, me defending the opposite position only makes you strongly agree with your side more.

I'd also like to note, Mormonism is the weirdest religion (thats actually regarded as one) ever conceived.

Yes very true, except that they were ALL christians. And the only point that I wanted to make is that people should stop saying there are muslim terrorists so all muslims are terrorists.


And i still think scientology is pretty high up the weird ladder.

Is scientology a real religion though? Or just an extravagant money making scheme... and on topic here a little, they have been responsible for a lot of deaths as well. Maybe not directly, but sure as hell non-directly. John Tavolta's kid died cause of that shit.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Warrdog's Avatar
« on: November 25, 2010, 09:32:35 PM »
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Huh? Are you concluding that all anti-abortionists are Christians? Or in the above post, that all Klan members are killing in the name of Christ?

Of for the love of the fucking spaghetti monster wake up you ignorant fuck. Don't you see the fucking similarities? The Muslim extremists do not fucking represent most of modern Islam! Most Muslims are quite happy to spend their days working out how to pay the mortgage and how to put food on their families (sorry, couldn't resist a Bushism)

Fucking Hell, where do you get off generalising Muslims but pulling the old-as-fuck 'No-true-Scotsman' defence for YOUR fucking brand of bronze-age mythology?! Oh wait, I forgot that followers of the One True Faith (TM) were allowed to do that, except of course that ALL faiths think they're the 'One True Faith'



Hey, Fuck you, you fucking fuck.

I did not generalize Muslims. All I stated was that the people in the middle east committing terrorists attacks, are the extremist Islamic people. Hard to comprehend? I didn't generalized the Muslim people at all. Fuck this world where anything anyone says is "OMFG GENERALIZING" Its fucking horrible. GTFO you politically correct faggots.

Is it so hard to comprehend that the ones blowing themselves up are doing it for Allah/Muhammed? That's what their version of Islam teaches. You do this, you get 40 virgins or w/e. I'm also PRETTY FUCKING SURE, that not all the anti-abortionists are extremist Christians. Fuck, they can be any religion for that matter, even no religion at all. I'm against abortion, and I'm agnostic, can you comprehend that?

It doesn't fucking matter at all, when one strongly supports a position, like you fucktards on this board, me defending the opposite position only makes you strongly agree with your side more.

I'd also like to note, Mormonism is the weirdest religion (thats actually regarded as one) ever conceived.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Warrdog's Avatar
« on: November 25, 2010, 12:21:59 AM »
I might be wrong but isn't the amount of terrorist attacks by fundamentalist Christians way higher than by Muslims in USA?

Look kids i can make wacky claims without any kind of evidence to back it up.  Fun stuff.

Arson, bombing, and property crime

According to NAF, since 1977 in the United States and Canada, property crimes committed against abortion providers have included 41 bombings, 173 arsons, 91 attempted bombings or arsons, 619 bomb threats, 1630 incidents of trespassing, 1264 incidents of vandalism, and 100 attacks with butyric acid ("stink bombs").[10] The first clinic arson occurred in Oregon in March 1976 and the first bombing occurred in February 1978 in Ohio.[16] More recent incidents have included:[5]

    * December 25, 1984: An abortion clinic and two physicians' offices in Pensacola, Florida were bombed in the early morning of Christmas Day by a quartet of young people (Matt Goldsby, Jimmy Simmons, Kathy Simmons, Kaye Wiggins) who later called the bombings "a gift to Jesus on his birthday."[17][18][19]
    * October 1999: Martin Uphoff set fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, causing US$100 worth of damage. He was later sentenced to 60 months in prison.[20]
    * May 28, 2000: An arson at a clinic in Concord, New Hampshire on resulted in damage estimated at US$20,000. The case remains unsolved.[21]
    * September 30, 2000: John Earl, a Catholic priest, drove his car into the Northern Illinois Health Clinic after learning that the FDA had approved the drug RU-486. He pulled out an ax before being forced to the ground by the owner of the building who fired two warning shots from a shotgun.[22]
    * June 11, 2001: An unsolved bombing at a clinic in Tacoma, Washington destroyed a wall, resulting in US$6000 in damages.[20]
    * July 4, 2005: A clinic Palm Beach, Florida was the target of an arson. The case remains open.[20]
    * December 12, 2005: Patricia Hughes and Jeremy Dunahoe threw a Molotov cocktail at a clinic in Shreveport, Louisiana. The device missed the building and no damage was caused. In August 2006, Hughes was sentenced to six years in prison, and Dunahoe to one year. Hughes claimed the bomb was a “memorial lamp” for an abortion she had had there.[23]
    * September 13, 2006 David McMenemy of Rochester Hills, Michigan crashed his car into the Edgerton Women's Care Center in Davenport, Iowa. He then doused the lobby in gasoline and then started a fire. McMenemy committed these acts in the belief that the center was performing abortions, however Edgerton is not an abortion clinic.[24]
    * April 25, 2007: A package left at a women's health clinic in Austin, Texas contained an explosive device capable of inflicting serious injury or death. A bomb squad detonated the device after evacuating the building. Paul Ross Evans (who had a criminal record for armed robbery and theft) was found guilty of the crime.[25]
    * May 9, 2007: An unidentified person deliberately set fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Virginia Beach, Virginia.[26]
    * December 6, 2007: Chad Altman and Sergio Baca were arrested for the arson of Dr. Curtis Boyd's clinic in Albuquerque. Altman’s girlfriend had scheduled an appointment for an abortion at the clinic.[27]
    * January 22, 2009 Matthew L. Derosia, 32, who was reported to have had a history of mental illness [28] rammed a SUV into the front entrance of a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota.[29]

Just a few though.

Maybe Muslim terrorist had more killings in one time, but anti abortionist still hold the number 1 position of the amount of terrorist attacks.

Huh? Are you concluding that all anti-abortionists are Christians? Or in the above post, that all Klan members are killing in the name of Christ?

There is a HUUUGGEE difference here. The Muslim terrorists today kill in the name of Allah/Muhammed or w/e they believe. They physically BELIEVE that if they kill FOR their God, they will get into heaven. Way different than a mother who wants all life a chance, or the KKK who kill because of skin color. Sure, some of the KKK/anti-abortionists could be Christian, but most of them do it for the cause, not for God.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: Very Large Explosions
« on: November 23, 2010, 11:55:59 PM »
Mildly off topic but the speed of sound in space is 0 m/s. No one can hear you scream. This is the thing that bothers me most about star wars. The explosions always make a big bang, but really there shouldn't be any noise.

Anyway, as for shrimp, whales or anything like that propagation of sound is more a function of frequency. Whale song travels miles and miles. But if shrimp have little high pitch voices, then their conversations aren't going to travel very far. It the average shrimp sounds like Barry White though, they'll be able to talk across an ocean.

Yeah...bothered me too. But I guess we have to live with the concept of Scifi space. I mean, how do they turn so rapidly in space? O.o

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Communism....
« on: November 19, 2010, 02:29:23 PM »
Isn't this more totalitarian than communist? What does censorship have to do with communal ownership of goods and services?

Has there ever really been a "truly" communist country?  Not just tacking communist or socialist in front of its name.

Berny
Thinks communism never really was

That is because communism is inherently flawed, you can't achieve pure communism. Looks good on paper, sucks in real life.


How do you know it "sucks in real life" when no-one has tried it? Besides, it's not as if 'pure' democracy or 'pure' capitalism are sustainable.


The real problem with Marxist doctrine is its advocacy of violent revolution. This has meant a very bad reputation for communism and ensured that leaders of communist states have invariably been violent men with totalitarian instincts.

Communism can't work unless you change how they adapted to survive. In communism (hell, in almost every government), you reward the weak and punish the strong. That goes against the very fabric of nature. Sure, you'll say it's punishing the people who start off with a silver spoon in hand. However, communism also degrades participation and hard work.

If I bust my ass of for 11 years to become a prestigious neurosurgeon, save countless lives, work 12 hour shifts, and invent a new non-invasive cancerous tumor removal, I still get paid the same amount as that asshat window wiper who dropped out of high school because he was lazy.

When the above happens, people aren't going to be very happy.

Yes, pure communism wants to rid the society of classes, but that alone is inherently impossible. Humans will always find ways to distinguish themselves from one another. When this happens, classes will always emerge. When the classes emerge, true communism cannot be had.


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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Communism....
« on: November 18, 2010, 05:53:42 PM »
Isn't this more totalitarian than communist? What does censorship have to do with communal ownership of goods and services?

Has there ever really been a "truly" communist country?  Not just tacking communist or socialist in front of its name.

Berny
Thinks communism never really was

That is because communism is inherently flawed, you can't achieve pure communism. Looks good on paper, sucks in real life.

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Ehhh if you REALLY want to go and make a difference. Fly over there and build a well for them. Sending money is almost the exact same thing as a luxury isn't it? You spend/send the money to feel good about yourself.

You give a man a fish, and he feeds for one day. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for life. However, this doesn't apply to the submarine hypothetical (in all honesty, they are truly helpless and deserve rescue.) It applies to poverty foundations. I donate to foundations that seek to actively educate the people on how to do things for themselves.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Warrdog's Avatar
« on: November 16, 2010, 02:10:04 PM »
His avatar and the site does have some truth to it. If Muslims preach their religion is peaceful, why do quite a few (compared to other religions) interpret the Quran as a message of "kill the infidels"? Is it the religion itself, or is could it be the nature of the people? Either way, you can't say Islam is more peaceful than modern day Christianity or Judaism.

Of course we can't.  But arguably, any of the religions can be interpreted numerous ways; peacefully or not.  The Westboro Baptist Church firmly believes "God hates fags" and kills military servicemen and women out of anger for our tolerance.  A great example of a violent interpretation of the Christian religion.

ReligionofPeace.com just generalizes Muslims and thinks they all interpret Islam violently.  They're also gay-hating religious nutjobs.

WBC sure they are 'extreme', but do you see them blowing themselves up? Their interpretation is extreme, but its extreme to the point that 'God will come down and kill all the sinners.' For Muslims its, I have to take God's will upon myself to kill the sinners/infidels. Huge difference there.

Westboro's are douchebags, I'll give them that, but they are extremely peaceful in their actions. Sure they convey messages of hate....but have they killed anyone over it?

Generalizations are not up to the outgroup to discard, its the ingroup that's responsible for tossing aside the generalizations that get made against their group. Yes, the media doesn't cover a lot of the good the Islamic faith has done. Still, if the Islamic people want to get rid of that "terrorist" stigma, they need to actively (strongly etc) campaign against it, not shrug it off and say 'its bad, our faith would never do that!'

Also, between Christianity and Islam, Christianity is more open to change (more liberal) than the Islamic faith. Both are still way behind, but in terms of actually changing for the current society, Christianity is miles ahead.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: 'Music should be good!'
« on: November 16, 2010, 01:53:46 PM »
Autotune is good if the music calls for it. Daft Punk, techno, stuff like that is in the clear. It's also ok to use autotune every once in a while, but when EVERY SONG is in autotune...

It's 100000x better to hear actual singing. People with actual talent make a lot better music. Lets take the pro sports for example. Would you rather watch the actual sport with athletes that practice and have a ton of talent, or watch a video game with two idiots playing. Choice is yours.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Warrdog's Avatar
« on: November 16, 2010, 03:30:02 AM »
His avatar and the site does have some truth to it. If Muslims preach their religion is peaceful, why do quite a few (compared to other religions) interpret the Quran as a message of "kill the infidels"? Is it the religion itself, or is could it be the nature of the people? Either way, you can't say Islam is more peaceful than modern day Christianity or Judaism.

Also, what bothers me about this is that their kind of terrorism/war is they aren't doing it out of being repressed, but more of 'hate' for a certain group.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: New Cudi CD
« on: November 15, 2010, 08:09:06 PM »
twas

I humbly concur with your statement that the 'kid cudi' CD was rather atrocious.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 15, 2010, 08:05:20 PM »
I've just started hearing about this show. Can anyone give me a brief synopsis?

Zombies, survivors, surviving.

Eh not so much. It focuses a lot on humanity, ethics, friendship etc. in a doomsday scenario. Sure zombies and surviving is a big deal in the series, but the overall premise is the latter.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 14, 2010, 08:16:08 PM »
I'm in love with AMC, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead (redneck guys ftw!) are my two favorite shows. Pretty stoked for The Killing as well; looks really gloomy and interesting.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: US Government lying again.
« on: November 13, 2010, 03:05:00 PM »
Whatever happened to common sense? It's quite easy to comprehend that it's not a missile by the facts given. They said the reporter recorded the object for ~10 minutes. Some of the lowest missiles travel at ~7000 mph or ~3300 m/s...soooo if he recorded the thing for 10 minutes, that thing would be 1000 miles in the other direction. 1/3 the length of the U.S.

What we learned is that the media is still shitty, and blows everything out of proportions.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Favorite actors
« on: November 12, 2010, 11:58:27 PM »
Besides the ones already mentioned... (Clint is mah Fav!)



   

   

Also Brad Pitt, Cristoph Waltz, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Harrison Ford, and mah boy, PAUL NEWMAN
Clive Owen has surprised me...he's been in some pretty fun films recently as well.

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The Lounge / Remember, remember the 5th of November
« on: November 05, 2010, 03:03:25 AM »
The gunpowder treason and plot.
I know of no reason
Why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot


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The Lounge / Re: This cop is awesome
« on: November 05, 2010, 02:49:06 AM »
People need to realize that on duty cops are on constant high alert. At any given moment during a stop they could be shot and killed. The point an officer comes up to you is the point you treat him with respect...after all he IS the man with the gun/taser. Yes, there are corrupt and scumbag cops out there, but no more than there are other people who abuse their power. Shit happens, fact is though, police save lives.

Moral of the story, don't fuck with the cops, or else they are going to fire a warning shot to your head.


Also, Dirty Harry is obviously the more badass cop


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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Indian Mascots
« on: October 22, 2010, 10:13:36 AM »
Most 'Indian" mascots in the professional and collegiate level get special permission from the Native-American tribe or tribes to use their name or whatever. High School is another story.

In all honesty, who the fuck cares? The native Americans shouldnt be squabbling over this shit while their ethnicity has the highest dropout rate in America. Priorities, there is none.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Penn & Teller - Geniuses
« on: October 22, 2010, 10:08:02 AM »
So I made a mistake in his name, can't you see the time I posted? I was fuckin tired.

Anyways, if he PENN JILLETTE should run for president. I would vote for him.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Earthquakes and Seismology Disprove FET
« on: October 22, 2010, 10:03:32 AM »
On a flat Earth, S waves would be all over the place, since they can't go through the liquid core. However, since one side of the Earth doesn't get s waves, this means the Earth is spherical.

As for frozen powerade, I think the sweeter part freezes differently, that's why you think it's sweeter. It just has more concentration on one place. Not too sure though.

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Man, what is this like...the 100th post of this? This guy needs some sort of an award where balloons fall down and confetti congratulating him.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Penn & Teller - Geniuses
« on: October 22, 2010, 12:22:01 AM »
Usually it's just Penn...because well fuck, Teller doesn't talk, but Penn Jillette is undoubtedly a great person. He talks about everything exactly how he sees it. He doesn't bend over for anyone.

I agree with 99% of what he says, sure he's a libertarian and I myself lean to the right a bit...it's just that what he says is quick, to the point, and holds people to their beliefs, even though he disagrees with them.

As you may know, Penn & Teller do magic in Las Vegas, however, the duo also do a TV series on Showtime called Penn & Teller Bullshit. Check it out, great show. Penn also does other numerous bits by himself and a notable one is PennPoint. Basically he rants about things on his minds, much like a podcast. http://revision3.com/pennpoint

In his first PennPoint, Penn says at around the 4 minute mark, "So I'm putting the position, on Larry King, of defending a movement that I don't agree with. Which is, I think, one of the greatest positions you can be in, and a position you should be in all the time. . . because you must defend people you don't agree with, that's where you find out what your principles really are."

Here's a good PennPoint http://revision3.com/pennpoint/islam-app-banned  -it's relatively short, and he keeps you entertained even if you disagree.

P.S I put this in Religion/Philosophy/Society because that's what he(they) talk about.

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These problems come up when you assume that the earth is a globe.

It's not.
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Trolllllll alert. All I got from this post was "This evidence firmly supports round Earth, but I don't believe it so it aint true."

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Flat Earth Debate / Earthquakes and Seismology Disprove FET
« on: October 21, 2010, 05:06:33 PM »
The earthquakes P and S waves get refracted by the Earths interior, which leads to small tremors at various points across the Earth.

The refraction also shows that the Earth has different layers consisting of different physical properties. Most notably is the liquid core. The liquid core cannot be present in FET.

For further reading of it:
http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/geol111/earthint.htm  and
http://geophysics.ou.edu/solid_earth/notes/seismology/seismo_interior/seismo_interior.html

Also, why are frozen powerades so damn good?



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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Coriolis Effect Proves Earth's Rotation
« on: October 17, 2010, 01:53:35 AM »
Also, don't forget that the Coriolis effect isn't just limited to weather. It also goes into play with long distance ballistics.


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