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by omgryebread
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rogue Legacy
Replies: 23
Views: 15433

Re: Rogue Legacy

Are there two games named Rogue Legacy or something? I run into a castle, jump around for a few seconds before dying, pick a new icon, Charon takes all my money, and then die again. It looks like there are things to buy, but I never get that kind of money, and then Charon takes it all again. None o...
by omgryebread
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...
Replies: 151
Views: 43568

Re: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...

This is a tiresome subject and off-topic, so I'll try and end debate here. Penis/Vagina is what gender, strictly defined, MEANS. No. You are utterly and completely wrong. Gender, strictly defined (whatever the fuck "strictly defined" means) is a system of noun classification found in many ...
by omgryebread
Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...
Replies: 151
Views: 43568

Re: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...

Not only would a pardon be politically suicidal, it's also undeserved. Maybe her intentions were noble, but this was a horrendous abuse of a privilege and an incredibly reckless endangerment of American interest and lives. I highly doubt the military prison will be at all helpful with Manning's tran...
by omgryebread
Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Popular "Coup" ousts Egyptian President
Replies: 285
Views: 66913

Re: Popular "Coup" ousts Egyptian President

(many citing the Muslim nature of the elected government) You know, given that you've been accusing plenty of people of religious bigotry, it might be nice if you bothered to differentiate between Islamism and Islam. I don't think anyone in this thread has expressed a problem with Muslim government...
by omgryebread
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anti-Abortion Protests Bad for Area, Say Protestors
Replies: 44
Views: 6708

Re: Anti-Abortion Protests Bad for Area, Say Protestors

Ok, bare with me for a bit... what if the people who petitioned for the rezoning aren't the same people who are being disruptive in protests? Then they should petition for stricter laws regulating the problems created by the protests . Plus, they also are the people protesting. One of the complaint...
by omgryebread
Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15194
Views: 2706237

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

What, you totally can discredit the bible. Forget the stupid arguments about god and heavy rocks, just ask if god has the power to lie. If not, he can't do something that is clearly possible and natural. If so, the bible is by itself unreliable even if you can prove god actually said what he said i...
by omgryebread
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Recognition of Marriage and Family status in tax system?
Replies: 27
Views: 5122

Re: Recognition of Marriage and Family status in tax system?

So giving tax benefits to stay at home parents is the key to curing child poverty for conservatives? I thought getting people to work was the cure for poverty? I'm so confus- ohwait i forgot conservatism is about making sure nothing ever changes and actually helping people is a distant second (or fi...
by omgryebread
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 277
Views: 98311

Re: Mass Effect

I'm playing it now. It's fine, though it's weird moving from PC where everything is easier to access with hotkeys. I'm stuck with Immunity on hotkey and using the wheel for everything else. Also, I had trouble at first with decryption but now I don't. And I don't think it's me getting better at the ...
by omgryebread
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7004
Views: 1160620

Re: Police misbehavior thread

There's only one real case ever decided on Third Amendment grounds, and that was Engblom v Carey in the second circuit. It decided that National Guardsman constitute soldiers for the purposes of the Third Amendment. Unfortunately, this part of the decision was upholding a district court decision, an...
by omgryebread
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7004
Views: 1160620

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Since we're on North Carolina and alcohol, here's a video of a cop arresting someone for drinking ice tea.
by omgryebread
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Proposition 8 overturned.
Replies: 27
Views: 5559

Re: Proposition 8 overturned.

The standing decision in Proposition 8 was correct and it is exactly how standing does, and should work. Proposition 8 is a law of the California. It is made by, and for the benefit of the people of California. It is not made for the benefit of the proponents of the law or the defendant-intervenors....
by omgryebread
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas Abortion Laws
Replies: 223
Views: 32278

Re: Texas Abortion Laws

Stop confusing "democracy" and "direct democracy". Direct democracy is a subset of democracy. Another subset is representative democracy. Both are democracies.

The State of Texas is a democracy and a republic. A republican democracy, or a democratic republic.
by omgryebread
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: DOMA Definition of Marriage Struck Down by SCOTUS
Replies: 55
Views: 5935

Re: DOMA Definition of Marriage Struck Down by SCOTUS

I think it should have been struck down in terms of Federalism, but as the author says, the opinion ruled that out as the basis for the ruling. Meh. I don't think DOMA passes rational basis review, so even if you apply it this ruling still stands. Kennedy's decision is perfectly in line with his ru...
by omgryebread
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: DOMA Definition of Marriage Struck Down by SCOTUS
Replies: 55
Views: 5935

Re: DOMA Definition of Marriage Struck Down by SCOTUS

DOMA Section 2 is fine under the Full Faith and Credit Clause. Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall b...
by omgryebread
Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Citizen's Wage
Replies: 942
Views: 252540

Re: Citizen's Wage

A primary reason that welfare is often given in a less-fungible manner(e.g. food stamps) rather than just as a lump sum is because there exists a concern that many of the people who need welfare will not spend it in a way that achieves the presumable reasons we give out welfare (e.g., at least ever...
by omgryebread
Tue May 28, 2013 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Voting system - based on matching algorithm
Replies: 47
Views: 19077

Re: Voting system - based on matching algorithm

This removes power from the voter. We already have this system, basically. Politicians make lists of obligations. We have organizations that provide suggested lists and then even give out lists of how politicians do at meeting them (see grades from NARAL or NRA or whatever). Pretty much any election...
by omgryebread
Mon May 20, 2013 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7004
Views: 1160620

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I was wondering about the legality of police even entering with a warrant. In all the cop shows they are like "We have a warrant" and then barrel past the home owner. Can you legally ask the police to wait outside until you can look at the title of the paper and see that it does in fact s...
by omgryebread
Thu May 02, 2013 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7004
Views: 1160620

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Taiwanese animated version of NYPD stop-and-frisk

Any words won't really convey anything meaningful about how amazing that video is.
by omgryebread
Thu May 02, 2013 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lamar Smith wants to change peer review
Replies: 38
Views: 4299

Re: Lamar Smith wants to change peer review

CorruptUser wrote:Heh is funny because 'algebra' is an Arabic name, because it's an Arab invention. As is distillation of 'alcohol', and the progenitor of modern science, 'alchemy'.
I think you mean "freedom math."
by omgryebread
Thu May 02, 2013 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Private Prisons more effective than Public-sector Prisons?
Replies: 17
Views: 3012

Re: Private Prisons more effective than Public-sector Prison

Private prisons choose cheaper prisoners - and are more expensive That's not the only study that shows the cost benefits are negligible or non-existent. Many studies that aren't funded by the industry show similar results. Private prison operators are huge lobbyists. The Correction Corporation of A...
by omgryebread
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 111651

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

My guess is that this was a well meaning but misguided attempt to be sensitive. It was apparently made by local managers and not corporate.
by omgryebread
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Neonicotinoid Pesticide Ban (Save the bees!)
Replies: 13
Views: 1759

Re: Neonicotinoid Pesticide Ban (Save the bees!)

The top four crops (excluding illegal ones, citrus and root) in the US are corn, soybeans, hay (mostly alfalfa) and wheat. Of those, only alfalfa requires insect pollination. The pesticides in question are used on corn and soy. Those crops are also grown in Iowa, a state with disproportionate politi...
by omgryebread
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab
Replies: 170
Views: 18094

Re: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab

Look - I have no loyalty to PETA. I'm not familiar with them, outside of people loudly criticising such-and-such thing they've done - always, in the cases I'm familiar with, completely trivial things that people simply don't get outraged about unless it's PETA doing it. ("They advertise using ...
by omgryebread
Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA's rover draws a penis on mars
Replies: 17
Views: 4187

Re: NASA's rover draws a penis on mars

Mars has wind, right? We need a permanent colony to draw dicks when the old ones blow away.
by omgryebread
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab
Replies: 170
Views: 18094

Re: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab

They shouldn't have quotes from the protesters. Good on the media for not getting them. Don't give them a platform for their cause. If they want to talk about how animal testing is horrible, great, do that in the appropriate venues. Giving them a quote in the article reinforces the idea that the bes...
by omgryebread
Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: UN Summit About The Interwebs or #freeandopen
Replies: 22
Views: 7689

Re: UN Summit About The Interwebs or #freeandopen

DVD players are relatively common in NK. There's a steady amount of trade coming across the NK/Chinese border. South Korean dramas are popular.
by omgryebread
Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 111651

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Is anyone actually confused by the charge? Does anyone read the specific charges against Tsarnaev and think "oh shit he used a nuke?!?" Are these people a significant group, or are there less of them than say, people who believe the world is run by lizard-people? I'm all for accuracy in la...
by omgryebread
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15194
Views: 2706237

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Magnanimous wrote:Rebecca Watson comments on that "French Guy decides bras are useless" story from a few pages ago

Unsurprisingly, the whole thing is good science and bad journalism.
It doesn't really seem like good science though. At least not from the linked article.
by omgryebread
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 111651

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

I don't know if it was mentioned before in the thread, so here we go to set up more current news: Bunch of Republicans want Tsarnaev tried in military court as an enemy combatant.


Which leads us into this: Tsarnaev will not be tried as an enemy combatant.
by omgryebread
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589032

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

Hey, I have a lore-related question: what exactly happened to Atmora? Up to the time of Ysgramor, it was populated with men and the first settlers to Tamriel came there to escape political problems, not the kind of thing you'd expect to completely depopulate a continent. Was there some event that k...
by omgryebread
Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 111651

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

That's a bit of legal I was unaware of; if a case is being tried by Federal prosecutors, state laws don't apply? I suppose that makes sense though. All state law says in this case is that no crime carries the death penalty. So Massachusetts will almost certainly charge Tsarnaev with various charges...
by omgryebread
Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 111651

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Izawwlgood wrote:Mass hasn't had the death penalty since 1984. Is there any reason in particular people keep bringing up the probability of him getting the death penalty?
The word federal is right there in the link. You don't even have to click to read the article.
by omgryebread
Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 111651

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Federal prosecutors preparing charges

Not surprising. I also would be pretty surprised if they didn't go for the death penalty.
by omgryebread
Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 111651

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Yeah, blaming any one group or movement right now based on the date or type of bomb is dumb. But so is trying to rule out any one group based on that. (If you insist on doing so, remember that the majority of terrorist attacks in the US are not by Islamists). And this type of bomb is so ridiculously...
by omgryebread
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 111651

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Pressure cookers have been used for bombs for a while now. Offhand I can think of a failed attack in New Dehli back in 2010. The bomb was built in a pressure cooker but the timer failed. The car it was in ended up catching fire rather than exploding. Like Mighty Jalepeno said, they're basically pipe...
by omgryebread
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: VA AG fights to keep Anti-Sodomy Law
Replies: 66
Views: 7691

Re: VA AG fights to keep Anti-Sodomy Law

Once again, you're preaching to the choir with regards to the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church. That said, she knew the terms of the insurance before purchasing it. To keep to the analogy, she bought ropes from a rope maker with a religious objection to selling pitons, then went to the government t...
by omgryebread
Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: VA AG fights to keep Anti-Sodomy Law
Replies: 66
Views: 7691

Re: VA AG fights to keep Anti-Sodomy Law

I have a fuckton of problems with the catholic church personally, but I don't think I should get to dictate the terms of their mutual agreements. Poll taxing? She wanted something to reduce her chances of having children. She wanted to make a potentially dangerous activity safe. Requiring people to...
by omgryebread
Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: VA AG fights to keep Anti-Sodomy Law
Replies: 66
Views: 7691

Re: VA AG fights to keep Anti-Sodomy Law

I'm reading this a little bit different than you guys. It doesn't make me like Cuccinelli's position any better, but I think that painting him as sex-negative is a strawman. It seems to me that his position is anti-criminal, and as an attorney general he wants as many charges to stack against a 37 ...
by omgryebread
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock Infinite
Replies: 85
Views: 21988

Re: Bioshock Infinite

Certainly. But infinite possible realities and all that. The only way to prevent infinite possibilities though is to prevent it from even being an possibility in the first place. Maybe not. There are constants. There are no universes where Booker goes to Columbia and flips a tails, for example. It&...
by omgryebread
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nudity and Lighting Yourself on Fire
Replies: 94
Views: 28370

Re: Nudity and Lighting Yourself on Fire

I'd probably go with naked, for kind of the same reason Deva went with clothed. I'd imagine

"...22 year old female removed her clothes, applied an accelerant and set herself on fire" sounds more... poetic. Like there's some great meaning in the entire action.

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