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by slow2learn
Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: She Turned Me Into a Newt (Witch Burning in Africa)
Replies: 57
Views: 5888

Re: She Turned Me Into a Newt (Witch Burning in Africa)

Journalistic Integrity? There are many different ideals to fight for. In the midst of all the war and violence, Journalistic Integrity should probably be closer to the bottom of the list. If you're using a violent event to make a living through Journalistic Integrity , people might point out your l...
by slow2learn
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Al Franken wins Senate Seat - Democrats hit 60
Replies: 20
Views: 2234

Re: Al Franken wins Senate Seat - Democrats hit 60

I think we're missing the key point here- it took 8 months for us to get the correct amount of senators. No kidding. There should be a set cutoff time to decide what senator won. You pass that timeline and the state forfits its spot... or something I mean seriously, if we can postpone his appointme...
by slow2learn
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I want to talk about Marmots
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: I want to talk about Marmots

I seriously just had the most confusing thirty seconds of my life. I looked at the title and thought "How the heck did I end up in General???" Obvious conclusion: The echochambers must have a secret teleportation device! ...then the sad realization that this isn't General... Its a magical ...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: VB: The Thread Killer.
Replies: 216
Views: 13138

Re: VB: The Thread Killer.

@Malice Great addition to the thread. Finding a way to acknowledge the factors that decrease victim-hood, while re-emphasising that this in no way takes blame from the perpetrator is a good way to respond to VB. It creates a gentle course of corrective action, instead of fist on fist reaction that l...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: VB: The Thread Killer.
Replies: 216
Views: 13138

Re: VB: The Thread Killer.

It's my understanding of VB logic that the victim is at blame BECAUSE the accusation is in some way false. Yes that's the argument made. The effect is much different though. Instead of showing how the victim could of acted better, VB logic is used mainly to releve pressure placed on the perpetrator...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: VB: The Thread Killer.
Replies: 216
Views: 13138

Re: VB: The Thread Killer.

Lord Aurora, May I kindly point out, that although the factors behind false accusations do increase the societal rut of VB, even false victims can fall prey to VB logic. Which although not as bad, contributes to the problem at whole. False accusations and VB are separate issues. EDIT: Indon. I see w...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: VB: The Thread Killer.
Replies: 216
Views: 13138

VB: The Thread Killer.

Given the propensity for this sort of thing to spin out of control within half a dozen posts, I'm locking this until I've had a chance to read and parse it. ~CM Edit 1: the act of locking this thread, in and of itself, was funnier than I had intended. Heh. Edit 2, in a not-so-amused tone: I'm unloc...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Drink spiking a myth"
Replies: 32
Views: 3247

Re: "Drink spiking a myth"

A lot of the system operates on the assumption that girls would never lie about something like that. In what way? Rape cases are notoriously difficult to prosecute, and they didn't get that way by declaring the defendant guilty on accusation. What makes rape cases so much more dificult? Is it becau...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is Our Children Hungered? Let Them Eat McDonalds!
Replies: 37
Views: 3129

Re: Is Our Children Hungered? Let Them Eat McDonalds!

Let me be a touch more blatant: Is the senator even vaguely on topic? Not really on topic, but its the same gripe with Mrs* Davis . The complaint about how she's unfit for duty and everything shouldn't be such a surprise. We expect so much out of our leaders and are often let down by them because w...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is Our Children Hungered? Let Them Eat McDonalds!
Replies: 37
Views: 3129

Re: Is Our Children Hungered? Let Them Eat McDonalds!

Well, the part she represents, especially O'fallon, is a lot more built up in the past few years versus St. Charles or even parts of St. Peters. Sure, it's not the Ultra Rich of Chesterfield or some of those other South County areas, but they're doing pretty damn well for themselves. As for the gen...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is Our Children Hungered? Let Them Eat McDonalds!
Replies: 37
Views: 3129

Re: Is Our Children Hungered? Let Them Eat McDonalds!

Thats news to me. I've no clue why the general was applying different titles. But the principle here remains the same. We have senators and other elected officials incharge of military, economic policy, and hundreds of other huge factors [free school lunch programs]. Because they were popular for 6 ...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is Our Children Hungered? Let Them Eat McDonalds!
Replies: 37
Views: 3129

Re: Is Our Children Hungered? Let Them Eat McDonalds!

Um, I lived a long time in St Charles county, and though i'm not well versed in its historical political standpoints, it's no where near a 'rich, white' stronghold. (Jahoclave did mention that the older parts are more run down). Its not nearly the kind of 'rich, white' that Chesterfield is... Perhap...
by slow2learn
Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Health Care's Stalking Horse
Replies: 95
Views: 4598

Re: Health Care's Stalking Horse

Why not use a much simpler solution like enacting laws that prohibit insurance companies from being dickheads? <<<---i really wish we could word laws like that. We do, they don't work. Or maybe they do, and abysmal failure of a system we have now just happens to be better than what the market would...
by slow2learn
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Health Care's Stalking Horse
Replies: 95
Views: 4598

Re: Health Care's Stalking Horse

Their goal is not to keep you healthy, but rather to make a profit. On the other hand, the government's aim is along the lines of breaking even while keeping its citizens healthy. I don't see the government acting more benevolent, no matter how much less of a monetary vested interest they have. &qu...
by slow2learn
Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Health Care's Stalking Horse
Replies: 95
Views: 4598

Re: Health Care's Stalking Horse

The basic arguement behind the need for a public insurance program confuses me. The fact that there are bad private industries out there does not mean that the govt needs to start its own business, it means the govt needs to crack down on the businesses doing shady things. If we cant get apple store...
by slow2learn
Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Same Sex Relationships May Play Evolutionary Role
Replies: 12
Views: 1435

Re: Same Sex Relationships May Play Evolutionary Role

meh. and logical arguements will strike down 'god's child' theories as well. Seriously this whole debate revolves around what you [the viewer] wants. If you want homosexuality to be normal, accepted and appreciated, then you'll find reasoning behind it. If you want homosexuality to be a sin, unnatur...
by slow2learn
Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Same Sex Relationships May Play Evolutionary Role
Replies: 12
Views: 1435

Re: Same Sex Relationships May Play Evolutionary Role

I think the primary purpose of the article is to go against claims by the religious community that "homosexuality occurs nowhere in the wild, and therefor it is against the will of god for homosexuals to exist". Ah, well then it would make some sense. Quite a dumb way to assert God's disa...
by slow2learn
Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Same Sex Relationships May Play Evolutionary Role
Replies: 12
Views: 1435

Re: Same Sex Relationships May Play Evolutionary Role

The word 'may' is a huge tell in the title. I read it as saying "I've found something that doesn't prove anything, but i want it too!" Besides, if the agenda is to point out how homosexuality can help out humanity, you'd do a lot better in pointing out the good things the LGBT community do...
by slow2learn
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UN Envi. Chief urges global ban on plastic bags
Replies: 50
Views: 3536

Re: UN Envi. Chief urges global ban on plastic bags

I was under the impression that plastic bags were orginally 'eco-friendly' because it supplied an option besides cutting down trees to make paper bags. Furthermore, I dont think that switching to fabric is the solution. It'll take a few years before we realize that cotton plants play a vital role in...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Marine Corps Uses 14 y/o girl to sex guys into joining
Replies: 25
Views: 3724

Re: US Marine Corps Uses 14 y/o girl to sex guys into joining

Well, on that note, this one guy isn't the only guy to be a pedo in the military. There's quite alot of them, specially when you take into account things that are legal in other countries/states that aren't legal under federal law, such as anyone under the age of 18. Well, then the question comes t...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church
Replies: 164
Views: 17424

Re: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church

I'd prefer not to continue to debate abortion here, in respect of the recently murdered. Let me only say that using the idea of putting the fetus out of its misery before its brought into this life is a cop out. Medically, they can refuse treatment, but if the fetus is gotten to the point of almost ...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church
Replies: 164
Views: 17424

Re: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church

But the ones that produce that propaganda are a vital aspect of islamic terrorism, and the ones who believe that propaganda are potential recruits for terrorist organizations Still going back to that view point of anyone thinking abortion is immoral = terrorist. They might not be the active arm of ...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Marine Corps Uses 14 y/o girl to sex guys into joining
Replies: 25
Views: 3724

Re: US Marine Corps Uses 14 y/o girl to sex guys into joining

Not especially new. One of the standard approaches of Marine Recruiters is to get the potential recruits to drool over the 'pussy factor'

"3 months of pain at boot camp and then you've got your Dress Blues and pussy will line up at the door."

Fucking SSgt.
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church
Replies: 164
Views: 17424

Re: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church

and his work isn't genocide. Its not illegal genocide. One flip of a legal button and its illegal. Give it a few weeks and this baby's death would qualify as murder. Meh, i dont feel good about arguing this here anymore. I dont want to debate this crap over the death of Dr Tiller. May he rest in pe...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church
Replies: 164
Views: 17424

Re: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church

You don't view accusations of murder, or comparisons of a doctor's actions to the slaughter of six million human beings, as extremism? No. When applied to late-term abortions it makes complete sense. If these fetuses/babies were delivered instead of aborted most would survive, could be put up for a...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church
Replies: 164
Views: 17424

Re: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church

Belial's statement was an if/then, not an absolute. It wasn't "blind" -- it was singling out a particular group of anti-abortionists AS murder-enablers. I'm taking issue with his if/then statement. Giving out names and addresses of those that work at abortion clinics is wrong, but that's ...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church
Replies: 164
Views: 17424

Re: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church

Are these the same organizations that called him a murderer, compared abortion to the holocaust... -------------------------- Calling out Bill Oreilly for informing 'the folks' about what this man was doing, legal or not, does not make him an enabler. It makes him an honest reporter. No, it doesn't...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church
Replies: 164
Views: 17424

Re: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church

man, you LINKED RIGHT TO the Frank Shaeffer video and yet you pretty much missed his point entirely. Good work. No, i haven't missed his point. I understand that where vigilantism has been called for appologies should flow forth, and corrections should ensue. What I'm saying is that blindly applyin...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church
Replies: 164
Views: 17424

Re: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church

I believe the point was that somebody who speaks out against something that they see as immoral or damaging... is not to blame for the violence itself Yes, Clumpy, that's the distinction. There appears this bandwagon behind pro-abortion rights that says "anti-abortion doctrine leads to murder ...
by slow2learn
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church
Replies: 164
Views: 17424

Re: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church

In the words of someone else, they created the atmosphere in which Tiller could be murdered. They have blood on their hands. And unless they're ready to do something about that, then all the apologies and condemnation don't mean shit. They're lies. If they didn't want this to happen, they wouldn't ...
by slow2learn
Sat May 30, 2009 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama Nominates Sotomayor for Supreme Court
Replies: 208
Views: 14447

Re: Obama Nominates Sotomayor for Supreme Court

There is a significant difference for feeling empathy for someone's situation and truly understanding it. I agree. But i'd point out that this is bordering very close on christian doctrine. :o AKA that Christ has gone through every pain and sorrow that mankind will endure, and therefore will be the...
by slow2learn
Sat May 30, 2009 9:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Korea carries out 2nd nuclear test
Replies: 111
Views: 8994

Re: North Korea carries out 2nd nuclear test

Wouldnt russia/china/everyone else not living in huts be able to detect a missile/bomber/etc from the US, and therefore a lack of one? Not if the US was using their super secret stealth bomber attack jet! They've been working on invisible technology , you know. And Kim is much too benevolent to do ...
by slow2learn
Sat May 30, 2009 8:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Korea carries out 2nd nuclear test
Replies: 111
Views: 8994

Re: North Korea carries out 2nd nuclear test

I think I have an evil brain. I dont understand why Korea, or for that matter trrsts in general, dont just nuke themselves and blame the States. With the kind of conspiracy crazied mentality that rules the world there's no way the States wouldn't get blamed for a nuclear attack on any unfriendly nat...
by slow2learn
Fri May 29, 2009 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Secretary of the Internet?
Replies: 15
Views: 1859

"So, Cyberspace is real."

Just listened to President Obama's speech on MSNBC. I cant find an online transcript but i wrote down a few things that i liked/hit me. Here for more info. brackets are my words to supplement what i couldnt get word for word from the news "[We must] secur[e] americas digital infrastructor [whic...
by slow2learn
Fri May 22, 2009 7:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Transparency and National Security" -Mr. Obama
Replies: 11
Views: 1396

"Transparency and National Security" -Mr. Obama

Yesterday's speech given at the National Archives in Washington was quite a mind blower. The Change [TM] President Obama is bringing to Washington isn't exactly what we thought it was going to be. It seems that the biggest change is that the President can give a smooth speech like this instead of st...
by slow2learn
Tue May 19, 2009 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worker fired for atheism, not legally discrimination (Texas)
Replies: 147
Views: 11949

Re: Worker fired for atheism, not legally discrimination (Texas)

Maybe next I'll fetch my gun and we'll go unicorn hunting Yes! I"m in if you are. I think you are faking my position rather unfairly. I have from the begining been completely honest about how I dont like discrimination, and that I am completly willing to get illegalize it when it doesn't requi...
by slow2learn
Tue May 19, 2009 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worker fired for atheism, not legally discrimination (Texas)
Replies: 147
Views: 11949

Re: Worker fired for atheism, not legally discrimination (Texas)

some people have written wrote: -Yeah, he's an american conservative.
-I am pointing out how self-interested a stance that is

And, if you've got an issue with my debating style, then continue the ad hom... It's only reassuring me that you've got nothing to take my argument down.

Also, I love you. :wink:
by slow2learn
Tue May 19, 2009 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worker fired for atheism, not legally discrimination (Texas)
Replies: 147
Views: 11949

Re: Worker fired for atheism, not legally discrimination (Texas)

Mavketl wrote:Wow, can you tell I like parentheses?

Yup, I like brackets. [We'll off-set each other that way.]
by slow2learn
Tue May 19, 2009 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Polish Priest publishes sex guide
Replies: 38
Views: 3575

Re: Polish Priest publishes sex guide

King of Frogs wrote:And tbh, I think if sex has become titilating, you're probably doing it wrong.


I first read this and was like :shock:

Then i realized i agreed with you.
by slow2learn
Tue May 19, 2009 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worker fired for atheism, not legally discrimination (Texas)
Replies: 147
Views: 11949

Re: Worker fired for atheism, not legally discrimination (Texas)

I understand the theoretical issue iiirrrrrch... Ah, see that's it, I argue theory. I'm not a [stats found here] kinda guy. It's going to take a lot more than this argument to get me to the level of researching a college level paper on the statistics of countries with and without small business dis...

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