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by zookap
Thu May 05, 2011 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hypothetical FDA debate
Replies: 48
Views: 6764

Re: Hypothetical FDA debate

Basically, he was offended by what was said on this thread (even though nothing offensive had been said yet), so you decided to post something actually offensive for him? Funky theories about how the real world FDA is corrupted by lobbyists in legislators' pockets completely detracts from the ethic...
by zookap
Wed May 04, 2011 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hypothetical FDA debate
Replies: 48
Views: 6764

Re: Hypothetical FDA debate

zookap, please remember that this is a hypothetical debate over probably falsified statistics, and has no bearing upon the real FDA in the real world. Please keep your rants against the politics and morality of the real-world FDA out of this discussion; it has no place here. I know this debate has ...
by zookap
Wed May 04, 2011 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hypothetical FDA debate
Replies: 48
Views: 6764

Re: Hypothetical FDA debate

I'm a bit biased as an FDA employee so I won't say too much (some of the comments in here offend me, despite intending to be 100% benign as far as I can tell), but I do want to point out that these factors are certainly taken into consideration- that's an understatement really to how much work is b...
by zookap
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama’s budget and debt reduction proposal
Replies: 57
Views: 5800

Re: Obama’s budget and debt reduction proposal

A discussion about budget and dept reduction..... and NOBODY says a thing about the 'federal' reserve? All of you are worthless....
by zookap
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28599
Views: 3379983

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

The single most annoying thing on this planet is white, 100% American women (almost always teachers) who speak with a normal American accent but pronounce the word "Latino" with an exaggerated Latino accent. FUCK those people! The second most annoying thing? Bumper stickers that say "...
by zookap
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Justice Dept. to Congress: Don’t Saddle 4th Amendment on Us
Replies: 62
Views: 7353

Re: Justice Dept. to Congress: Don’t Saddle 4th Amendment on

Sigh..... I bet some of you will STILL vote for him a second time.
by zookap
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should campaign promises be binding?
Replies: 39
Views: 7991

Re: Should campaign promises be binding?

Ok folks stop with the whole 'democracy is the worst form of government except all the others' thing. If you are going to quote Churchill be honest by quoting the whole sentence. It was: "It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried....
by zookap
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Court Bans Man with Low IQ from Sex
Replies: 32
Views: 3642

Re: UK Court Bans Man with Low IQ from Sex

The more I think about this, the less well this sits with me. Imagine someone who does not have the mental capacity to understand why we eat. Nor does he understand what kind of food are edible, let alone how to prepare them. He might not even be able to eat properly without making a huge mess, or ...
by zookap
Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?
Replies: 94
Views: 17191

Re: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?

Since racism is petty and ill-informed in the first place the proper response is not to stand back and gasp in horror, it is really to do the opposite. If those people in that wal mart had not had news coverage and not cried in front of cameras and not insisted that it was such a scarring event but...
by zookap
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?
Replies: 94
Views: 17191

Re: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?

Why wouldn't they? Stereotypes are the basis of groupism. Verbally reiterating stereotypes reinforces them. (No, I'm not theorizing, numerous studies have proven that repeating something makes more people believe it, regardless of whether the idea was repeated to be refuted or supported. That's usu...
by zookap
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?
Replies: 94
Views: 17191

Re: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?

Sorry for my late response too. I don't think viewing a joke as a joke and not taking offense to it if it has a "racist" theme to it should be seen as discriminatory. You are SORT of right that discrimination is never funny but someone telling a racist joke doesn't have to actually be dis...
by zookap
Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?
Replies: 94
Views: 17191

Re: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?

SIGH..... OK before we continue, I do not think that there is any inherent superiority or inferiority of any race to any other race. Please tell me what I said that you found to be discriminatory so I can clear it up and not be unfairly hated for the rest of this conversation. Sorry for the late re...
by zookap
Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?
Replies: 94
Views: 17191

Re: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?

No man, no different crime has been committed. A man was still beaten up with a baseball bat, who cares why? No matter what the laws are 'about,' the still set that precedent. The negative consequences of most laws, especially such abstract ones, go beyond the scope of what those laws are 'about.' ...
by zookap
Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?
Replies: 94
Views: 17191

Re: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?

There should be no "hate crimes" because that sets the precedent that people can be punished differently depending on what groups they belong to, which is BULLSHIT. That's not what hate crime laws are about. They merely continue the principle that people can be punished differently depend...
by zookap
Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?
Replies: 94
Views: 17191

Re: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?

Embracing cultural heritage leads to racism. I think wiping out that would be the best way to do so. I think this is a dangerous way to think about it. There should be no "wiping out" of any cultural heritage nor should there even be any attempt to lessen the differences from one culture ...
by zookap
Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?
Replies: 94
Views: 17191

Re: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?

I think that most "groupism" derives from there being an us/them dichotomy in people's minds. We've seen how good our mind is at finding patterns, so the answer is to make that "pattern" as broad as possible. We need people to interact with as many religions/races/sexes(?) as th...
by zookap
Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?
Replies: 94
Views: 17191

Re: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?

I think a better question to ask is what we can do to eliminate the negative consequences of groupism rather than eliminate groupism itself which is not possible (nor does it fall outside the label of groupism.) It is not up to anyone to decide that anyone else's beliefs should be eliminated. If the...
by zookap
Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 35215

Re: Legalising drugs?

First, the comment that a pothead will come to no actual harm but is probably not doing his life properly was there to demonstrate that people need to be aware of what drugs are and what drug use is and to realize that some of the dangers of drug use are not to be tackled using laws. People actuall...
by zookap
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 35215

Re: Legalising drugs?

Your second paragraph confused me. First, is it our job whether or not you live your life "properly"? Second, you mean that the black market wrecking havoc on the South as the current condition, correct? First, the comment that a pothead will come to no actual harm but is probably not doi...
by zookap
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 35215

Re: Legalising drugs?

I'm not completely sure but I don't think the topic of state vs federal enforcement of drug laws has come up. To me this is the main issue when it comes to drug laws. The US constitution does not grant the federal government the ability to pass laws prohibiting drug use, that power belongs to the st...
by zookap
Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?
Replies: 58
Views: 10246

Re: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?

Pay attention you are doing it right now. You know nothing of my approach to life or to other people so there is no reason to assume we disagree on such a fundamental level. How's this: If I don't say X, don't assume I am saying X. Can ya do that? Really? I would expect that I at least know somethi...
by zookap
Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?
Replies: 58
Views: 10246

Re: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?

I have picked through less than half the paper and selected less that half of what I thought was relevant so again, If you saw absolutely nothing I was talking about in this paper, I think you didn't actually read it. I won't argue that the paper isn't preachy or ideological. As I said, I don't lik...
by zookap
Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?
Replies: 58
Views: 10246

Re: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?

Pay attention you are doing it right now. You know nothing of my approach to life or to other people so there is no reason to assume we disagree on such a fundamental level. How's this: If I don't say X, don't assume I am saying X. Can ya do that? Really? I would expect that I at least know somethi...
by zookap
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?
Replies: 58
Views: 10246

Re: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?

You know, it's poor form to purposefully misinterpret every word I say so that your disagreement seems more valid. Everyone stop doing this and the world will be a less annoying place, OK? You consider the world an annoying place? I actually find it rather pleasant. Perhaps the difference in our ap...
by zookap
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?
Replies: 58
Views: 10246

Re: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?

Oh and one last little bit: the paper, written 20 years ago, advocates the implementation of these "transitional strategies" over 35 years, which would mean by 2025. What else did you think "Global Governance 2025" meant?
by zookap
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?
Replies: 58
Views: 10246

Re: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?

www.dni.gov/nic/PDF_2025/2025_Global_Governance.pdf - proof of plans for world governemt Global governance does not equate to world government, which would be virtually impossible for the foreseeable future, if ever. go to http://www.unesco.org and look for the policy paper by Ignacy Sachs called &...
by zookap
Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?
Replies: 58
Views: 10246

Re: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?

The condition of my opinion is that everything I have ever seen or heard was not a hallucination but actually happened. The total information contained in all of it tells me, among other things, that when the government lowers a noose around my neck, no matter how loose it is right now, it is still...
by zookap
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?
Replies: 58
Views: 10246

Re: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?

Excuse me? My opinion about global carbon tax is BY NO MEANS arbitrary and unconditional. Then please explain the bolded excerpt from a previous statement: I'm really not sure what you are talking about when you say we should tally up the amounts won and lost by everyone but rest assured there is n...
by zookap
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?
Replies: 58
Views: 10246

Re: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?

not those who would be affected if the sea levels rise or the climate "changes That does not sound like saying we should consider everyone. I said this because you seemed to talk only about the affects of AGW without realizing that the proposed method of dealing with those affects has drastic ...
by zookap
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?
Replies: 58
Views: 10246

Re: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?

I'm really not sure what you are talking about when you say we should tally up the amounts won and lost by everyone but rest assured there is nothing at all that can happen that would convince me to implement a global carbon tax paid to a world bank. I'll drown in the ocean tomorrow before I suppor...
by zookap
Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?
Replies: 58
Views: 10246

Re: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?

I never said that I was OK with rising sea levels, what I said was that the "solution" proposed to fix the problem was scarier to me that the threat of rising sea levels. The people who should take place in this debate are those who will be affected by a global carbon tax, not those who w...
by zookap
Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?
Replies: 58
Views: 10246

Re: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?

One can't just discount hundreds of millions of people and say they don't matter. If you want to set global policy you have to talk to the mormons, the white supremacists, and even the scientologists. For people so proud to call themselves "democrats," those that believe in AGW sure have ...
by zookap
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?
Replies: 58
Views: 10246

Re: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?

@BattleMoose Alright I can see this may not be the EXACT right forum to "deny" AGW but It's close enough that I don't think people should tell me to leave. Right forum, wrong thread -- which has been pointed out enough times that I'm pretty sure you haven't read any of the topic at all. W...
by zookap
Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?
Replies: 58
Views: 10246

Re: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?

@BattleMoose Alright I can see this may not be the EXACT right forum to "deny" AGW but It's close enough that I don't think people should tell me to leave. Right forum, wrong thread -- which has been pointed out enough times that I'm pretty sure you haven't read any of the topic at all. We...
by zookap
Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: the necessity of jury?
Replies: 64
Views: 7844

Re: the necessity of jury?

I think cutting out the jury protect from the possibility of bribery and corruption, I think it would make it inevitable. Besides, the American people are always the highest authority in this country. The government gets all their power to write binding laws by our consent which is why we have a pra...
by zookap
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?
Replies: 58
Views: 10246

Re: Do anthropogenic climate change deniers matter?

Oddy, it is not lack of political will or lack of empathy for the environment that drives us anti-green folks. Well, I can only speak for myself but I can't support the green movement for several reasons. 1. The theory of man-made climate change is by no means uncontested. Whether or not it is true ...
by zookap
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What will curing diseases actually accomplish?
Replies: 26
Views: 6310

Re: What will curing diseases actually accomplish?

"If the person dies of disease, there is more food to go around. If the person survives, there are now more people that need to eat, which results in someone "healthy" dying." I don't think it's accurate to say that a sick person surviving means a healthy person will go hungry. I...

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