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by omgryebread
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Carolina bill to eliminate secularism
Replies: 83
Views: 8521

Re: North Carolina bill to eliminate secularism

I thought that omgryebread's statement was a misunderstanding (state vs. federal legislation), but after looking at the bill... 15 Whereas, the Constitution of the United States does not grant the federal 16 government and does not grant the federal courts the power to determine what is or is not 1...
by omgryebread
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nearly 5% of the US population is on disability
Replies: 149
Views: 15374

Re: Nearly 5% of the US population is on disability

Oh hey, someone calling a bipolar person "just moody". Almost there, just need one more... A lot of people with "mental disabilities" are just taking advantage of the system while a lot of people who actually do have serious problems don't seek help at all, just put in extra effo...
by omgryebread
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Carolina bill to eliminate secularism
Replies: 83
Views: 8521

Re: North Carolina bill to eliminate secularism

Man, it's about time someone went after Marbury v. Madison. Good for these lawmakers, standing up to the Supreme Court decision that may literally be the most important part of American law. They seriously challenge the concept of Judicial review. If Congress and Obama got together today and decided...
by omgryebread
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2715683

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

Do you like polls? Do you like conspiracy theories?! Do you like Americans being dumb?!?! Then, my friends, I have just the thing for you. http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_National_ConspiracyTheories_040213.pdf The crosstabs are the best part. Romney voters are unsurprisingly ...
by omgryebread
Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock Infinite
Replies: 85
Views: 22014

Re: Bioshock Infinite

There was foreshadowing for the ending, it's just impossible to catch without having seen the ending already. Booker not knowing about Columbia (he's from a different world, one where he didn't create Columbia), and a lot of the Voxphones. Comstock's stuff about his baptism hints...
by omgryebread
Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: THE MADNESS GOES
Replies: 315
Views: 72580

Re: THE RECKONING COMES

If you're really that upset that someone is slightly disrupting your conversation about a comic in which stick figures build sandcastles, you could always ask for your money back.
by omgryebread
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7005
Views: 1166815

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I would have preferred Kagan's opinion, but yeah, it's a decent ruling. It's just it's limited in some ways. If some detection system allowed them to detect drugs from across the street, this wouldn't matter. They can still walk a dog down the hallway of an apartment building.
by omgryebread
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7005
Views: 1166815

Re: Police misbehavior thread

This is relevant: Supreme Court decision on drug-sniffing dogs The majority opinion is an odd mix. The author was Scalia and he was joined by Thomas, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan. Kagan wrote a concurrence joined by Ginsburg and Sotomayor. Basically, the idea of the majority opinion is that bringi...
by omgryebread
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Good vs Evil in Religions
Replies: 50
Views: 17817

Re: Good vs Evil in Religions

Most of my knowledge about religions other than Christianity come from my brother, who has taken a few courses on various religions.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/ is an excellent source for the basics on a lot of modern religions.
by omgryebread
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Good vs Evil in Religions
Replies: 50
Views: 17817

Re: Good vs Evil in Religions

The Aztecs had evil being roughly equally matched in a few cases. In their mythology, the world has already been destroyed 4 times, mostly because the gods were dicks. Tezcatlipoca was the first sun, until his brother Quetzalcoatl knocked him out of the sky and then everyone died. Then Quetzalcoatl ...
by omgryebread
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock Infinite
Replies: 85
Views: 22014

Re: Bioshock Infinite

So prior to Bioshock vanilla, 1 man comes in and destroys their utopia-in-the-sky using something similar to plasmids. Apparently, after that happens they think to themselves "That can't happen again...." and build another one underwater.... I generally dislike prequel stories like this a...
by omgryebread
Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rape in Steubenville, OH (Trigger)
Replies: 234
Views: 24353

Re: Rape in Steubenville, OH (Trigger)

Let's flip it around. Richard is a pretty normal guy. No one has had any problems with Richard, no criminal record, no real enemies, and what seems to be a decent marriage. One day, while he's on the computer he notices his wife left herself signed into gmail. While logging her out, he sees an email...
by omgryebread
Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rape in Steubenville, OH (Trigger)
Replies: 234
Views: 24353

Re: Rape in Steubenville, OH (Trigger)

Like it or not, retribution is a part of our justice system. And people expect it to be. Severity of punishment tends not to affect deterrence so much as other factors, like assurance you will get punished, and time between the action and actually getting punished. With that in mind, if deterrence w...
by omgryebread
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: John Cheese: Politicians don't understand poverty
Replies: 324
Views: 50234

Re: John Cheese: Politicians don't understand poverty

Since the state is also ubiquitous, any statist viewpoint can similarly be made unfalsifiable. You've described a form of intellectual dishonesty which is basically compatible with any position. There's no need to be either or, though. Not all government regulations are good, not all of them are ba...
by omgryebread
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rape in Steubenville, OH (Trigger)
Replies: 234
Views: 24353

Re: Rape in Steubenville, OH (Trigger)

The court, the judge, the system, whatever didn't ruin these rapist's lives, they did. Oh, and they ruined the life of someone totally innocent. (With help from the media and a fuckton of other people.) There's a serious discussion to be had about the sex offender registry, but hand-wringing about t...
by omgryebread
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Press Regulation in the U.K
Replies: 9
Views: 1956

Re: Press Regulation in the U.K

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/mar/18/press-regulation-deal-key-points http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/leveson-inquiry/9937228/Leveson-deal-David-Cameron-agrees-to-press-regulation-live.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21825823 The current U.K government has hashed out a deal to contr...
by omgryebread
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Health Insurance
Replies: 199
Views: 44879

Re: Health Insurance

You are ignoring the taking that you have done. If one is against theft, then rationally, one must object to all thefts. Not "all thefts except for the first one". Not really. They're treating all taking as equal, while you aren't. EMTP takes the car that you bought and have been driving....
by omgryebread
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 590208

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

Nirn is the plane(t) of Lorkhan, but Lorkhan's heart was torn out, his flesh was torn asunder and put in the sky as the moons, and I have no idea where his spirit went, but I'm thinking that's why there's dozens and dozens of Shezzarines and.. for example.. like one Akatosharine (Akarine?) or whate...
by omgryebread
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 590208

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

You're still trying to apply our morality to a being that exists entirely outside of it. To Mehrunes Dagon the idea of not detroying is as abhorrent as rape or murder is to you or I. EDIT: Dagon's purview also includes change and ambition so to him stagnation would be considered an unimaginable evi...
by omgryebread
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: John Cheese: Politicians don't understand poverty
Replies: 324
Views: 50234

Re: John Cheese: Politicians don't understand poverty

What's also amazing is how people are trivializing the rural poor. These are people who know how to farm and are in large part self-sufficient, and it's not a fun life. In many ways, they do have advantages over the urban poor. They have less crime, they often have land they can use to grow or hunt ...
by omgryebread
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: A Plausible Planetary system for Game of Thrones?
Replies: 37
Views: 20198

Re: A Plausible Planetary system for Game of Thrones?

I'm pretty sure Word of God has established that the seasons are magical and will be a plot point. That simplifies years and everything a whole lot more. The cosmology is similar to Earth, it's just that magic overrides any effects cosmology has on the climate. Also notable is the fact they seem a l...
by omgryebread
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Breaking up Sex Offenders With Tiny Parks
Replies: 30
Views: 4628

Re: Breaking up Sex Offenders With Tiny Parks

As per the comments on people being registered as sex offenders for peeing in public or having underage sex, why again does this concern anyone else than child molesters? Even a real exhibitionist isn't dangerous enough to have their location of residence restricted after they're let out of pri...
by omgryebread
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ticketed for going 2 MPH under limit in fast lane
Replies: 74
Views: 8119

Re: Ticketed for going 2 MPH under limit in fast lane

You can pass on either side in Maryland, and you can be in the left lane as long as you aren't going 10 under the speed limit or impeding traffic. She got technically charged on the first one, which doesn't apply, but it does seem fair game to charge her under the second. Oddly enough, it seems you ...
by omgryebread
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Randall: Get a grip
Replies: 108
Views: 16330

Re: Randall: Get a grip

I'm not sure why this got sidetracked into language though. You are a man, part of being a man means coming to terms with death. You come to terms with death so that you can take care of others. MAN THE FUCK UP. Who are the others? Wouldn't they have also come to terms with death, and shouldn't they...
by omgryebread
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Small States Senators, A Threat to Democracy?
Replies: 55
Views: 4717

Re: Small States Senators, A Threat to Democracy?

I'd definitely contest that - The U.S has an elected head of state, which those European states which are Constitutional Monarchies do not. Much of western Europe is in the E.U, with the accompanying democratic deficit. The U.S has elected sherrifs, which as far as I'm aware no Western European nat...
by omgryebread
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: John Cheese: Politicians don't understand poverty
Replies: 324
Views: 50234

Re: John Cheese: Politicians don't understand poverty

1 acre of land can sustain 4 people with properly mixed crops; up to 20 people if you grow just potatoes. Irrigated land cost around 5k an acre. A poor individual could save that up if they don't spend all their pocket change at the corner gas station(that's what 90% of poor people in my area do). ...
by omgryebread
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rand Paul Filibusters for Real
Replies: 81
Views: 7522

Re: Rand Paul Filibusters for Real

Telchar, I'd like to remind you that the consitution defines our country as separated into powers reserve to the Federal, state, both, and neither. The powers that are denied to both are typically rights or protections. The way you defined it, every issue is a federal issue; which would be a major ...
by omgryebread
Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: EU is planning a blanket ban on all "pornography"
Replies: 19
Views: 3450

Re: EU is planning a blanket ban on all "pornography"

Europe is not a federation like the US. Even if this passed, it would have to be enacted in law by each individual country and that'd be even more unlikely than this thing passing in the first place. Nothing to worry about here. Even amendments in the US have to be accepted by a specific majority n...
by omgryebread
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Randall: Get a grip
Replies: 108
Views: 16330

Re: Randall: Get a grip

You are a man, part of being a man means coming to terms with death. Wooooooooooo. You heard it hear guys. Women don't have to come to terms with death. Given that doesn't make sense if they can die, since if they could, they would have to come to terms with it, it's clear that I will never die. Th...
by omgryebread
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rand Paul Filibusters for Real
Replies: 81
Views: 7522

Re: Rand Paul Filibusters for Real

But it is like a discount club when hospitals rates for the same services are different for different insurers, and double price for the uninsured. So... that's also a factor. Right, but that's not the problem that anyone is trying to fix. Instead we try to make it even more like a discount club >_...
by omgryebread
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Health Insurance
Replies: 199
Views: 44879

Health Insurance

From a thread in N&A Isn't insurance supposed to be hedging just in-case something extraordinary happens? Why is it that some people think that they ought to pay less into insurance than they are expected to get out of it. Even ordering from online pharmacies, my meds would cost around $3 a day....
by omgryebread
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: EU is planning a blanket ban on all "pornography"
Replies: 19
Views: 3450

Re: EU is planning a blanket ban on all "pornography"

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2253582/european-parliament-denies-filtering-emails-as-spam The emails weren't filtered on request from any MEPs. According to a statement from parliament, the high volume of similar e-mails triggered a filter. Cool! That's how they handle elections in Canad...
by omgryebread
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: EU is planning a blanket ban on all "pornography"
Replies: 19
Views: 3450

Re: EU is planning a blanket ban on all "pornography"

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2253582/european-parliament-denies-filtering-emails-as-spam

The emails weren't filtered on request from any MEPs. According to a statement from parliament, the high volume of similar e-mails triggered a filter.
by omgryebread
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rand Paul Filibusters for Real
Replies: 81
Views: 7522

Re: Rand Paul Filibusters for Real

Any why do you think this is a change of heart for Rand? This sort of civil liberty issue seems like something he's quite consistent on. I didn't read phlip as thinking Paul had a change of heart. It's just one aspect of his political platform that's agreeable. And phlip, like myself, really wishes...
by omgryebread
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 2.
Replies: 1033
Views: 101738

Re: Mass Effect 2.

Strangely enough, repeated levels aren't something I find hugely a problem; ME1 side missions were all like that. The "felt like a bunch of levels linked together" showed up in ME2 with a (subjective?) increase in loading screens and the level-ending screens (heck, you got a loading scree...
by omgryebread
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: EU is planning a blanket ban on all "pornography"
Replies: 19
Views: 3450

Re: EU is planning a blanket ban on all "pornography"

Firstly: god that website sucks. He took Pirate Bay at face value for moving to Korea? Without condemning them for that move? (TPB even called out everyone who didn't condemn them for it after the revealed it was a hoax.) Next up, my understanding of the EU legislative process is... shaky. But I'm p...
by omgryebread
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins
Replies: 277
Views: 61612

Re: Dragon Age: Origins

Probably the biggest reason I enjoyed DA2 more was the decisions felt more realistic. It was hard to be an jerk in DA1 without being an incredibly evil mustache-twirling villian. Hawke could just be an asshole hero. I also liked the voicing of Hawke's lines and the system they used for keeping track...
by omgryebread
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins
Replies: 277
Views: 61612

Re: Dragon Age Origins and related DLC thread

It's been a while since I played, since whenever I go to do so, I just end up playing the superior-in-almost-every-way DA2 (it doesn't have Velanna and Anders is annoying as fuck, so not superior in every way, of course). My cousin is playing this now though, rocking a female elf mage who does thing...
by omgryebread
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What games are giving you the greatest satisfaction?
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Re: What games are giving you the greatest satisfaction?

The Fire Emblem games on the gameboy advance are very good strategy games and make you feel the weight of your choices very effectively. I am aware that there are more recent fire emblem games but I have not played them. Heh. I was actually coming to post about the newest. Fire Emblem: Awakening fo...
by omgryebread
Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1180: "Virus Venn Diagram"
Replies: 82
Views: 21695

Re: Virus Venn Diagram

That's not a Venn diagram . That's a Euler diagram . tsk. as any fool knows, this is an euler diagram and not a venn diagram. the former shows the relationship between sets. the latter shows all possible intersections of two or more sets. thank you, carry on. Poetic License. He's sacrificing some a...

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