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by Heavenlytoaster
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The right of the burglar
Replies: 253
Views: 20920

Re: The right of the burglar

If someone is breaking into homes, they are not part of society; they are only parasites on it. They don't follow society's rules, and there's no reason why one should have to follow the rules for intra-societal interaction when dealing with them. Similarly dangerous precedent. Possibly even moreso...
by Heavenlytoaster
Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 20 Completely Made-Up Minutes With the President
Replies: 19
Views: 2568

20 Completely Made-Up Minutes With the President

Note: The "interview" spoilered below is fictional. - Hammer spoilered for length I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with our 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, while he was out promoting his health care reform initiative. I requested 30 minutes...
by Heavenlytoaster
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Contraception myths 'widespread'
Replies: 31
Views: 3118

Re: Contraception myths 'widespread'

Probably, but I wasn't referring to just kids (i.e kids may believe, but EVERYONE has heard of them.) The gap between "believe" and "have heard of" is based on so many things its hard to draw a conclusion of how believed they are.
by Heavenlytoaster
Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Far-Left, Far-Right. What is the real difference?
Replies: 29
Views: 4782

Re: Far-Left, Far-Right. What is the real difference?

You're missing the part where the reality is that nowhere is there near a free market, even corporations being defined as "legal persons" is governmental interventionism at its finest. From your link in the other thread I assume you are familiar with the 2D political plane as opposed to th...
by Heavenlytoaster
Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Codify your system of morality.
Replies: 100
Views: 9840

Re: Codify your system of morality.

Golden rule/Reciprocation (Of effect not action)
by Heavenlytoaster
Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism, socialism, and differing views of reality
Replies: 212
Views: 25369

Re: Libertarianism, socialism, and differing views of reality

Markets are naturally driven toward being positive-sum though, being as each transaction requires the willingness of both parties, each should experience gain. (There are of course some exceptions, but generally this is why it can be assumed to not be zero or negative)
by Heavenlytoaster
Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Contraception myths 'widespread'
Replies: 31
Views: 3118

Re: Contraception myths 'widespread'

Yes, definitely, but keep in mind that if 90% of the people have heard of the Lochness monster, that must mean that some significant percentage of those people believe in it, or at least don't actively disbelieve - otherwise, why would 90% have heard of it in the first place? Does it? I would say p...
by Heavenlytoaster
Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Republicans opposed to cutting Medicare spending
Replies: 21
Views: 2211

Re: Republicans opposed to cutting Medicare spending

Most of the republicans are old, they want their own medicare.
by Heavenlytoaster
Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lead in Lipstick
Replies: 17
Views: 2141

Re: Lead in Lipstick

It's difficult to tell if people should be alarmed by these kind of figures for a product like lipstick. A person would only be using a tiny amount; is consuming a scraping of 3 ppm lipstick worse than a handful of 0.1 ppm candy? This study found that the average amount used per application was 10m...
by Heavenlytoaster
Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Muslim Teen Converts to Christianity; Runs away
Replies: 37
Views: 3771

Re: Muslim Teen Converts to Christianity; Runs away

What!? You dont think the law is a concrete unchangeable thing to be enforced identically in all cases? You troll you.
by Heavenlytoaster
Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel: report Jews in danger of marrying goyim
Replies: 192
Views: 14071

Re: Israel: report Jews in danger of marrying goyim

Spreading the "religion CAUSES evil" type of message.
by Heavenlytoaster
Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel: report Jews in danger of marrying goyim
Replies: 192
Views: 14071

Re: Israel: report Jews in danger of marrying goyim

Sometimes I wonder why we have militant atheists like Dawkins, then I read stories like this and the world makes sense again, kinda.
by Heavenlytoaster
Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Professed misogynist is running for governor of Virginia
Replies: 21
Views: 2407

Re: Professed misogynist is running for governor of Virginia

A. Akbar wrote:
lesliesage wrote:The DNC has committed to spending $5mil to defeat him. Go Dems.


I find it kinda depressing that that's how politics in America are seen, how much money it's worth to get your guy in power.


Its a good thing to spend more money than them, because it means you do better!
by Heavenlytoaster
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Protect children from Obama!
Replies: 56
Views: 4378

Re: Protect children from Obama!

I thought this was going to be about something we should think a little more about... like the future of national debt for the children when they grow up. Maybe sensibility shouldn't be expected.
by Heavenlytoaster
Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dutch court case to stop 13 year old's solo yacht trip
Replies: 169
Views: 19009

Re: Dutch court case to stop 13 year old's solo yacht trip

el_loco_avs wrote:If a 13 year old kid was really good at throwing balls, should he be allowed into the NFL too?


If he got a padded suit that made him the same size as everyone else (read: boat) then why not?
by Heavenlytoaster
Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man-flavored Swedish milk, Coming soon!
Replies: 22
Views: 2803

Re: Man-flavored Swedish milk, Coming soon!

Amarantha wrote:
Heavenlytoaster wrote:Your bodys hormonal/chemical/biological processes, now oppressive gender roles!
"Men shouldn't breastfeed, even if they can" = oppressive gender role.


That is weird/bizzare/why? != judgment value of should/shouldn't
by Heavenlytoaster
Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man-flavored Swedish milk, Coming soon!
Replies: 22
Views: 2803

Re: Man-flavored Swedish milk, Coming soon!

Your bodys hormonal/chemical/biological processes, now oppressive gender roles!
by Heavenlytoaster
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 78519

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Oh god its the superbowl halftime all over again... A BREAST OH GOD
by Heavenlytoaster
Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CDC Considers Promoting 'Universal Circumcision'
Replies: 283
Views: 27401

Re: CDC Considers Promoting 'Universal Circumcision'

Obviously if it supports nothing we must default to "tradition" instead of "not cutting off parts of penises".
by Heavenlytoaster
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CDC Considers Promoting 'Universal Circumcision'
Replies: 283
Views: 27401

Re: CDC Considers Promoting 'Universal Circumcision'

Walter.Horvath wrote:Alternate title: The CDC are just stupid.



fixed!... how common place does mutilation have to be to be considered normal and not mutilation at all? why, as common as circumcision in the US!
by Heavenlytoaster
Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Report your fellow citizens' remarks about health care!
Replies: 224
Views: 15005

Re: Report your fellow citizens' remarks about health care!

The will of the people on this matter is clear. No, it's not . And unlike you I have cites . Only 28% of people favor raising taxes to increase coverage, and a majority believe that Obama's plan tackles the wrong problem, increasing coverage rather than containing costs. The arrogant assumption tha...
by Heavenlytoaster
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 582191

Re: Religion: The Deuce

Question for atheists: Do you suppose the stories in the Bible are completely fictional, or exaggerated, embellished, and misunderstood versions of actual events? Some of both, there were enough different authors after all. Though through translation those that are exaggerated, embellished and misu...
by Heavenlytoaster
Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Polynomials and Possible Zeros
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

Re: Polynomials and Possible Zeros

If you are starting with nothing to find a zero I don't know if there are better methods, however there are a lot of numerical methods to find zeros if you are doing this for anything other than a pre-calc class (as these methods rely on calculus), the easiest is newtons method. http://en.wikipedia....
by Heavenlytoaster
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New NASA boss: Astronauts on Mars in his lifetime
Replies: 134
Views: 9096

Re: New NASA boss: Astronauts on Mars in his lifetime

And why not? Nuclear is enviromentally safe and friendly, has no carbon emissions. I'm having trouble seeing what's wrong with using nuclear power. For all its advantages, it is not actually renewable. Renewable doesn't mean "environmentally friendly", it means that it doesn't use finite ...
by Heavenlytoaster
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AT&T censors internet
Replies: 57
Views: 13111

Re: AT&T censors internet

Freakish wrote:For all we know 4chan could have just decided to block all AT&T IPs.



Maybe, but this makes me think not:
http://status.4chan.org/
by Heavenlytoaster
Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill Would Require Man's OK For Abortion
Replies: 421
Views: 26265

Re: Bill Would Require Man's OK For Abortion

Men have 1, 2, 3! chances to avoid the responsibilities. If they don't, they probably didn't want to at the time, so they should be held responsible to their actions. Do you not realize with your system married men who already have children could not claim their own children? This system sure as fu...
by Heavenlytoaster
Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill Would Require Man's OK For Abortion
Replies: 421
Views: 26265

Re: Bill Would Require Man's OK For Abortion

Again, I think you're really understating both being pregnant and the difficulty of getting an abortion. My system is perfectly fair. Men have 1, 2, 3! chances to avoid the responsibilities. If they don't, they probably didn't want to at the time, so they should be held responsible to their actions...
by Heavenlytoaster
Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill Would Require Man's OK For Abortion
Replies: 421
Views: 26265

Re: Bill Would Require Man's OK For Abortion

What is it about getting to make the decision about whether or not to carry the child to term that also gives her the decision whether or not someone else is obligated to be its parent? It's not about gender to me, it's just that every action has different consequences. Impregnating someone has con...
by Heavenlytoaster
Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill Would Require Man's OK For Abortion
Replies: 421
Views: 26265

Re: Bill Would Require Man's OK For Abortion

I'm glad you edited your post to include that list bit. Semen left on its own decomposes. Unfertilized eggs decompose. Fertilized eggs left on their own turn into babies. A clear and simple distinction if there ever was one. Left on their own fertilized eggs die and decompose, inside a person getti...
by Heavenlytoaster
Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill Would Require Man's OK For Abortion
Replies: 421
Views: 26265

Re: Bill Would Require Man's OK For Abortion

The sperm hasn't fertilized the tissue and created a baby in 9 months. It will, given the chance. By interrupting the process, you've killed the potential baby - by killing the sperm before it reaches its destination, you've murdered potential. What's the distinction? The act of fertilization itsel...
by Heavenlytoaster
Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill Would Require Man's OK For Abortion
Replies: 421
Views: 26265

Re: Bill Would Require Man's OK For Abortion

The sperm hasn't fertilized the tissue and created a baby in 9 months. It will, given the chance. By interrupting the process, you've killed the potential baby - by killing the sperm before it reaches its destination, you've murdered potential. What's the distinction? The act of fertilization itsel...
by Heavenlytoaster
Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill Would Require Man's OK For Abortion
Replies: 421
Views: 26265

Re: Bill Would Require Man's OK For Abortion

Princess Marzipan wrote:...what life? It's a clump of cells.


Like you, or me, or... anything that is alive?
by Heavenlytoaster
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: White House press conference on health care
Replies: 22
Views: 35352

Re: White House press conference on health care

Gold will be great when they make those $12 trillion loans and people don't pay them back... again.
by Heavenlytoaster
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill Would Require Man's OK For Abortion
Replies: 421
Views: 26265

Re: Bill Would Require Man's OK For Abortion

Another thing to consider: What if the mother doesn't know who the father is, or where he is? In the case where the father isn't known, House Bill 252 would compel the woman to provide a list of names of people who may be the father in an effort to determine paternity. As ridiculous as this is, the...
by Heavenlytoaster
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Police still racist, but less racist than 10 years ago
Replies: 26
Views: 2043

Re: UK Police still racist, but less racist than 10 years ago

I think I'll go against the trend and say YAY! Sure it sucks that they're still racist but at least they're getting there. With all the media reports on how evil the police are its nice to know that at least some of its exaggeration. All it means is they're being equally evil to everyone, I mean it...
by Heavenlytoaster
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: On our way to IRL Fahrenheit 451.....
Replies: 111
Views: 9835

Re: On our way to IRL Fahrenheit 451.....

sausage, summer sausage, jam on bread (could be thought of as buttered bread, or "I'll butter your bread"), chicken (cock), sperm shaped music notes, 2 poop references (both pudding), the long and robust pastry of some sort (I dont have my cookbook here for...
by Heavenlytoaster
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NCCAM finds herbs no better than placebo
Replies: 52
Views: 5265

Re: NCCAM finds herbs no better than placebo

What do you mean by mind over matter, if not placebo? (Which this study said was as effective as herbal remedies, which is to say the herbs themselves convey no additional benefit.) What if this particular crowd didn't think that the herbs wouldn't work, therefore rendering them ineffective? I know...
by Heavenlytoaster
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: World's Biggest Cupake
Replies: 26
Views: 2629

Re: World's Biggest Cupake

Mr. N wrote:
TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:Competing big cupcake manufacturers.


Then why would they make big cupcakes?


For publicity, everyone wants to buy from the one in the news! Yeah it doesn't really make sense, but thats how things work now.
by Heavenlytoaster
Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Better Vision, With a Telescope Inside the Eye
Replies: 10
Views: 1528

Re: Better Vision, With a Telescope Inside the Eye

When can i get one that lets me see beyond my current visible spectrum, or through walls.
by Heavenlytoaster
Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Assisted Suicide
Replies: 66
Views: 5317

Re: Assisted Suicide

But there is a potential for abuse here. Say I'm old, and undergoing an expensive treatment to keep me alive, and my family are getting into debt because of it, and everytime they see me they look so unhappy that I start thinking that I'd best die just to ease my burden on them. I don't want to die...

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