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by Owijad
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dating Market Victimizes Women at Majority-Female Colleges
Replies: 85
Views: 9097

Re: Dating Market Victimizes Women at Majority-Female Colleges

I was refering more to the Pure Sciences like Chemistry, Physics, Maths, & certain parts of the Biology & (I can hardly believe I'm saying this) Psychology umbrellas, where specific demands are placed on the abilty to comprihend... Is there a name for this? I feel like somebody ought to hav...
by Owijad
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Spanish ban on Catalonia strikes again. Last time?
Replies: 81
Views: 4428

Re: Spanish ban on Catalonia strikes again. Last time?

And hopefully in doing so you can explain what it even means for something to be a "lame" "quasi"language... I have no idea what it would mean for a language to be empirically demonstrated to be inferior to another, much less what objective criteria a person could apply to deter...
by Owijad
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Spanish ban on Catalonia strikes again. Last time?
Replies: 81
Views: 4428

Re: Spanish ban on Catalonia strikes again. Last time?

I thought Quebecers were more of an autonomous collective? *edit* My general point is that there is a much more hostile atmosphere about the issue in Spain vs. in Canadia, so any comparison drawn has to take into account that Quebec sovereignty and cultural preservation is a much less dangerous game...
by Owijad
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Spanish ban on Catalonia strikes again. Last time?
Replies: 81
Views: 4428

Re: Spanish ban on Catalonia strikes again. Last time?

It's not that one has separatists and the other doesn't, it's that one has significant government powers which exploit separatist sentiment to deleterious effect, while the other rides around on scooters saying "ciao".
by Owijad
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Spanish ban on Catalonia strikes again. Last time?
Replies: 81
Views: 4428

Re: Spanish ban on Catalonia strikes again. Last time?

[fakeedit] well I feel silly now, but damned if I'm going to throw this away after all that backbreaking labor in the typingmines. Putting aside the large body of research demonstrating how lame Catalan is, even by the standard of crummy quasi-languages, it's important to note that the Quebec parall...
by Owijad
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Spanish ban on Catalonia strikes again. Last time?
Replies: 81
Views: 4428

Re: Spanish ban on Catalonia strikes again. Last time?

I think the fundamental issue you're having with this, Jessica, is that's you're not grasping a simple truth about the political situation. Namely, Catalan is stupid. It's a dumb language that has no business existing in the first place, much less being written on shops. Taken in this context, I'm s...
by Owijad
Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: State of the Union
Replies: 47
Views: 4385

Re: State of the Union

When he said that Americans weren't interested in partisanship, I almost wanted to laugh. Is that why Independents appear to be favoring the Republicans in droves for the coming elections? I know we've moved on, but I wanted to mention that Independents are favoring Republican candidates because th...
by Owijad
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance
Replies: 143
Views: 11521

Re: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance

We really need a constitutional amendment for this and donation caps. That should be an easy sell. "O hai Senators how about making a lot less money? We mean, like, a lot less. All you gotta do is push a controversial constitutional amendment through Congress and then you will get to be poorer!...
by Owijad
Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fight Censorship! Have the middle-schoolers swear in class?
Replies: 92
Views: 5819

Re: Fight Censorship! Have the middle-schoolers swear in class?

Cultural studies, sure, linguistics, yeah. But we're talking about secondary education here. We really haven't time for more than half a class of the fuck bitch ass curriculum any way you swing it, let alone a whole course. Besides, giving the Mesopotamians credit for beer is silly. We're talking ab...
by Owijad
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fight Censorship! Have the middle-schoolers swear in class?
Replies: 92
Views: 5819

Re: Fight Censorship! Have the middle-schoolers swear in class?

I don't know, I think you could get some mileage out of, say, a social studies class that went through some swear words we've got, though maybe a little later into high school. All, "here's a curse you all know and love. here's why it started being offensive, and here's why it's offensive now, ...
by Owijad
Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood
Replies: 434
Views: 34244

Re: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood

Why is it insufficient for the pregnant woman to have bodily autonomy only insofar as she may choose not to have sex? [edit] I'm responding to your complaint that a woman has bodily autonomy, namely, your statement that because she does, babies are her responsibility. Again, not a statement I've mad...
by Owijad
Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood
Replies: 434
Views: 34244

Re: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood

If you want to protest the sexist difference between the location of the gestation of a fetus, then I'm not sure I can really argue with you. Perhaps you would feel more comfortable where I to point out that if we bred like seahorses, my opinion wouldn't change? Can you really not envision a scenar...
by Owijad
Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood
Replies: 434
Views: 34244

Re: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood

It doesn't matter how many people had sex with whom, or who lied about it. I'm talking about any case in which, despite contraceptive efforts, people who would like not to have children get pregnant or get someone pregnant. If it's a woman, as you think, she should not be made to support the child a...
by Owijad
Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood
Replies: 434
Views: 34244

Re: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood

Well, I mean, replace all instances of a male with a female and you just posted one of the primary arguments against the plan b pill and abortion.
by Owijad
Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood
Replies: 434
Views: 34244

Re: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood

I'm sorry, just for reference, are you pro choice?
by Owijad
Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood
Replies: 434
Views: 34244

Re: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood

Making a man who doesn't want children pay for a child because he decided to have sex doesn't make his life better, it doesn't make the child's life better to have an unwilling financier, and it doesn't make the mother's life better to deal with this shit in court. Actually, I'm pretty sure that ha...
by Owijad
Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood
Replies: 434
Views: 34244

Re: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood

Genetics seems a pretty kludgy way of determining financial responsibility. Suppose a woman has protected sex with three different men, none of whom want children, and ends up pregnant. Why, specifically, is it one guy's job to support the kid she decides to keep? As opposed to dividing the respons...
by Owijad
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood
Replies: 434
Views: 34244

Re: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood

Genetics seems a pretty kludgy way of determining financial responsibility.

Suppose a woman has protected sex with three different men, none of whom want children, and ends up pregnant. Why, specifically, is it one guy's job to support the kid she decides to keep?
by Owijad
Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: House committee approves dismantling "too big to fail" firms
Replies: 30
Views: 2606

Re: House committee approves dismantling "too big to fail" firms

Belial, you're being fairly dismissive of fairly economic questions here. Am I? Here I thought I made a general statement complete with a "maybe", and then asked a question. I know you thought that. But you have to understand, this is the future. Glenn Beck went and ruined genuine uncerta...
by Owijad
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AR Youth Won’t Pledge Allegiance Until Gays Gain Equality
Replies: 115
Views: 8540

Re: AR Youth Won’t Pledge Allegiance Until Gays Gain Equality

"In the lunchroom and in the hallway, they’ve been making comments and doing pranks, and calling me gay," Will said. "It’s always the same people, walking up and calling me a gaywad."


What are they, ten? Oh, oh right.

Rock on, little man.
by Owijad
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Screw cash for grades, how about grades for cash?
Replies: 88
Views: 7122

Re: Screw cash for grades, how about grades for cash?

Briareos wrote:Do you suggest that my high school scholarship was not as meritorious as originally claimed?


Did you go to school in North Carolina? Maybe your scholarship was a little more meretricious than originally claimed.
by Owijad
Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it worth still staying physically fit?
Replies: 56
Views: 8411

Re: Is it worth still staying physically fit?

Simply put, it is a lot less work to stay in shape than it is to navigate the world when you are out of shape, in the same way it is much less work to get good grades than it is to drop out. The question isn't laziness, it's shortsightedness.
by Owijad
Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Humans sicken me [TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE]
Replies: 139
Views: 10266

Re: Humans sicken me [TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE]

It was in response to Before throwing stones at the bystanders, it's important to note that (by my read through), no one has brought this fact up in the thread. If you didn't know this circumstance happens with consistent regularity in this type of environment, how were they suppose...
by Owijad
Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Humans sicken me [TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE]
Replies: 139
Views: 10266

Re: Humans sicken me [TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE]

I should mention that observer inaction in the face of blatant brutality is a well documented psychological phenomenon, that provokes a massive "what's wrong with humans" every time it hits the news. The theory is that when a single person encounters an emergency situation, they have to as...
by Owijad
Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Jimmy Carter's recent comments.
Replies: 188
Views: 12202

Re: Jimmy Carter's recent comments.

For the record, I've seen equally hateful rhetoric here towards people who are insufficiently feminist. Given the moral consequences of unquestioning respect for governmental authority I think it *is* worth getting worked up about. I get that you care about this, and rightly so. It's just the spitt...
by Owijad
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Jimmy Carter's recent comments.
Replies: 188
Views: 12202

Re: Jimmy Carter's recent comments.

There's been a miscommunication as soon as someone used the words "German intelligence agencies". I referred originally to the Stasi of the DDR. DDR where the D stands for something other than "Deutsche"? In any case, I guess I was obnoxiously trying to point out that when your ...
by Owijad
Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Jimmy Carter's recent comments.
Replies: 188
Views: 12202

Re: Jimmy Carter's recent comments.

How is this even remotely helpful? -Hawk
by Owijad
Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.
Replies: 180
Views: 9736

Re: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.

While the president is talking? It seems unlikely that these statements would be allowed in the middle of a speech. It seems more likely that all of the copy pasted rules refer to what members can say during sessions in general. No, yeah, those are the rules called "Decorum in the House and in...
by Owijad
Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.
Replies: 180
Views: 9736

Re: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.

Buh? I don't understand what you're saying here. No one's arguing that Wilson accusing the President of lying is the breach of etiquette; the breach of etiquette was accusing the President of lying during the President's speech . Yes they certainly are doing that, Read just above you. They cut and ...
by Owijad
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.
Replies: 180
Views: 9736

Re: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.

His behavior embarrassed and offended me, personally. I'd kind of like a sincere apology. And you're now admitting what is often denied...you don't want him to apologize because you're offended...you want him to apologize to humiliate and punish him. - He doesn't owe you or anyone else that apology...
by Owijad
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.
Replies: 180
Views: 9736

Re: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.

Obama called Kanye a jackass. When will the outcry for a nationally televised apology begin? I really like your opinion, and I'ma let you finish, but I just wanted to say EnderSword is way better at sidetracking the conversation. So sanction him under the rules. Do the rules require a public apolog...
by Owijad
Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.
Replies: 180
Views: 9736

Re: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.

His apology will never be sincere, regardless of what forum he does it in. He still believes his words to be true, and his campaign chest is profiting immensely from it. The only reason he has to apologize is purely out of courtesy. Nothing to do with sincerity. So there you have it, this is why we...
by Owijad
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.
Replies: 180
Views: 9736

Re: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.

Am I the only one that doesn't get the whole thing about demanding an apology, in any context? If the person is sincere, they'll apologize of their own accord. If they're not sincere, bury them in the next election and be done with them. Demanding an apology is one of the biggest wastes of time I c...
by Owijad
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.
Replies: 180
Views: 9736

Re: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.

Incidentally, what's frustrating isn't that he's not apologizing. It's that he's not really sorry.

(and furthermore hasn't been given any real reason to be)
by Owijad
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.
Replies: 180
Views: 9736

Re: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.

Okay, lest I stop ranting: Why did he even say it? The only explanations I can think of are that he was genuinely angry about what Obama was saying, or that it was calculated to appeal to his base. If listening to a speech about healthcare gets him so worked up he can't contain his rage, that bodes ...
by Owijad
Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.
Replies: 180
Views: 9736

Re: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.

Probably because he apologized to the person he accused of lying. Personally. Because the person he accused of lying is really the only person who should take offense here. Really? I hate to turn to argument by metaphor here, but if I stand up in a crowded restaurant and yell at the waiter, "T...
by Owijad
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: High School Hero
Replies: 30
Views: 3167

Re: High School Hero

I desperately need to know one thing— did this guy play GTA?
by Owijad
Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Connecticut School Wants to Group Smart and Dumb Kids Togeth
Replies: 173
Views: 9464

Re: Connecticut School Wants to Group Smart and Dumb Kids Togeth

The healthcare analogy doesn't fully address one of the roots of the complaint. You say both patients are brought to baseline no matter the cost, others say both patients are treated for strep no matter the ailment. That is, the argument seems to stem from disagreement over whether we're shooting fo...
by Owijad
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Connecticut School Wants to Group Smart and Dumb Kids Togeth
Replies: 173
Views: 9464

Re: Connecticut School Wants to Group Smart and Dumb Kids Togeth

You seriously think you'll be eligible for entry into any university at all if the subjects you choose are taught at the level of your average 11 year old because that's what the bottom of the class you are in can cope with? I called you arrogant before, and with this statement you have confirmed t...
by Owijad
Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Some people obviously haven't read comic 401...
Replies: 54
Views: 5481

Re: Some people obviously haven't read comic 401...

Someone suggested that it might ignite the entire atmosphere. Then they did some quick math and discovered that this was totally impossible.

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