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by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Pride Parades (Split from "Slurs")
Replies: 113
Views: 8218

Re: Pride Parades (Split from "Slurs")

[Removed unrelated stuff, it's not really needed to reach my final opinion unless you feel like modelling my brain, in which case you're a freak and need help.] Anyway, my final opinion remains; I don't see any difference between an anime con or video game convention or star trek convention and a g...
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Slurs
Replies: 391
Views: 41219

Re: Slurs

So much white guilt in this thread. I didn't participate in slavery, nor did my ancestors. You think I'm even a tiny little bit responsible for the current situation? Interesting, just like future administrations are responsible for the credit crisis now. Saying you're white like those who started s...
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Arguments For Palin and Why They Don't Work
Replies: 39
Views: 5451

Re: Arguments For Palin and Why They Don't Work

brodieboy255 wrote:Are there any independents that run?


Ya but they get like .1-1% of the vote.
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Porn Star/Producer Convicted of Obscenity in (obv) FL
Replies: 49
Views: 6074

Re: Porn Star/Producer Convicted of Obscenity in (obv) FL

I say we all pick up our guns and head to florida for some "protesting"
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NDP campaign ads
Replies: 66
Views: 5954

Re: NDP campaign ads

poxic wrote:(Note for the non-Canucks: the federal Liberals tend -- or, their last government did -- toward the social left and the fiscal right. Gay marriage and less government spending. Yay.


Sounds like the true meaning of liberal to me. LIBERTARIAN, FUCK YEAH.
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Asexuality
Replies: 330
Views: 75528

Re: Asexuality

To use your analogy, it's like "I just want to hold the pen, not write with it. Is it more comfortable to hold the pen with my left hand or my right?" Not completely related, just following your analogy out to its conclusion. But it would depend on how you held the pen. If you didn't inte...
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Slurs
Replies: 391
Views: 41219

Re: Slurs

Have you ever actively had people hate you because you were a nerd? Or what about try to hurt or even kill you because you are a geek? I highly doubt it, which is why your situation is far different from the one we are debating. Once someone disables your car's breaks and leaves a message in your g...
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 190453

Re: Religion

How is that avoiding the question? It's an unanswerable question. Why, simply because God created the Universe, must God have created himself? We don't know what created the universe, we don't know what was going on here before the universe. Why can't god be a leftover of the previous universe? Or a...
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Asexuality
Replies: 330
Views: 75528

Re: Asexuality

I just don't see a need to separate yourself from heterosexuals, homosexuals etc simply because you prefer not to have sex. That's a bit like saying, "I just don't see a need to separate yourself from lefties or righties simply because you don't have arms." Or is it more like "I don'...
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Slurs
Replies: 391
Views: 41219

Re: Slurs

Anyways, I don't believe using a word to the point of absurdity makes it any less hurtfull. Assume for a second that you were medically dumb (unable to speak). You would probably be aware of the word's meaning, and would also probably have had to deal with constant bullying for your impairment. Wou...
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Slurs
Replies: 391
Views: 41219

Re: Slurs

The issue is determining which perjeratives hurt people, and not using those. Every pejorative will hurt someone for some reason no matter how warranted or not it is. Where do you draw the line? I take the reactionary approach to Basic Human Decency. You tell me not to use a word because someone, s...
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 149000

Re: eating meat

Is it more moral to eat the culled rabbits than to eat rabbit from another source? I'm asking this as a pure hypothetical- as I'm particularly fond of rabbits, it's difficult for me to consider them a food source. Interesting question. I think it's more immoral to kill a species because it's inconv...
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Arguments For Palin and Why They Don't Work
Replies: 39
Views: 5451

Re: Arguments For Palin and Why They Don't Work

You realize that's essentially what we had for the first part of US politics, right? The winner of the presidency would be president, and the runner up would be VP. And that the 12th Amendment fixed that in 1804, after approximately four elections? Just thought I'd throw in a little trivia. Since i...
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Asexuality
Replies: 330
Views: 75528

Re: Asexuality

Asexuals are finding themselves in a similar situation. We either invent new words, or we use existing ones in new ways. Both are problematic. We'll eventually settle on a way to explain ourselves, but it'll take time. You say that like there's some national committee on asexuals or whoever the tak...
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Arguments For Palin and Why They Don't Work
Replies: 39
Views: 5451

Re: Arguments For Palin and Why They Don't Work

You realize that's essentially what we had for the first part of US politics, right? The winner of the presidency would be president, and the runner up would be VP.
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama releases science plan, endorsed by 61 Nobel Laureates
Replies: 64
Views: 6071

Re: Obama releases science plan, endorsed by 61 Nobel Laureates

I would agree that making calculus a mandatory class to graduate would be too much, but there is no reason to remove it as an option. I disagree. I had to take 4 years of english lit, 4 years of other crap that I can't remember that wasn't useful, but only 2 years of math were required, and only up...
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 149000

Re: eating meat

I'm pretty sure most least harm principles take that into account.
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NDP campaign ads
Replies: 66
Views: 5954

Re: NDP campaign ads

The problem is that those intelligent people don't get anywhere because the States is still paranoid about socialism from the days of the "Red Scare", and not educated enough about foreign affairs to realise that socialism is a very workable alternative. That's not why we don't like socia...
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trolling in meatspace: onlookers goad teenager to suicide
Replies: 205
Views: 15314

Re: Trolling in meatspace: onlookers goad teenager to suicide

What if you don't consider suicide wrong or bad or evil or anything like that? It's still a loss of life. I don't really take it in a religious way, but still, its really no different than egging a murderer on. I don't agree. Because the one being murdered doesn't have a choice in the matter. It is...
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Does atheism inspire "good" works like religion claims to?
Replies: 83
Views: 7379

Re: Does atheism inspire "good" works like religion claims to?

Do you ever just... read what you type out, out loud, back to yourself? You might want to try this. You're bringing in pedantic literal definitions to a discussion about morality, good, evil, and humanity, and it's not going to fly just because you feel it backs up your arguments. Humans will often...
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trolling in meatspace: onlookers goad teenager to suicide
Replies: 205
Views: 15314

Re: Trolling in meatspace: onlookers goad teenager to suicide

By definition, someone who is contemplating suicide is not completely in control of their emotions/thoughts/etc. which means they are not completely in control of their actions. Wash your hands as much as you want, the blood won't come off. Where is that definition accepted? Why are you inherently ...
by Falmarri
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Does atheism inspire "good" works like religion claims to?
Replies: 83
Views: 7379

Re: Does atheism inspire "good" works like religion claims to?

Under atheism, one is good because humans are good, and good is defined by our humanity, and good requires human existence to exist. Good isn't in conflict with humanity. Umm. That is very confusing. If humans are good, and being human is good, so being inhuman is evil. But then what's being inhuma...
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Asexuality
Replies: 330
Views: 75528

Re: Asexuality

2) If someone wants to call themselves a straight asexual, what does it matter? It's not like personal labels are really important. In my opinion, if someone wants to say they don't want sex, but like women, then let them. Because words have to have agreed upon definitions if they're going to be us...
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trolling in meatspace: onlookers goad teenager to suicide
Replies: 205
Views: 15314

Re: Trolling in meatspace: onlookers goad teenager to suicide

By definition, someone who is contemplating suicide is not completely in control of their emotions/thoughts/etc. which means they are not completely in control of their actions. Wash your hands as much as you want, the blood won't come off. Where is that definition accepted? Why are you inherently ...
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Asexuality
Replies: 330
Views: 75528

Re: Asexuality

I just don't understand how you can be asexual and still be attracted to a girl, for example. That would simply make you a heterosexual who doesn't like sex. I can draw you a venn diagram if you'd like. Homosexuality, heterosexuality are mutually exclusive. Bisexuality is where the two circles meet....
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Arguments For Palin and Why They Don't Work
Replies: 39
Views: 5451

Re: Arguments For Palin and Why They Don't Work

Care to point out where it says that in the constitution? The full extent of the position of the VP is not laid out by the Constitution. This can easily be seen by the changes that have been made over the course of Cheney's vice presidency. Are you kdding me? So you say the vice president should ha...
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Slurs
Replies: 391
Views: 41219

Re: Slurs

Ah, I misread what you said then. So basically what you're proposing is a culture of fear. That you either agree with us or we'll make you uncomfortable and unwelcome. Interesting. No, but I can see someone who is less idealistic than me being uncomfortable that a slip in their speech will be taken...
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guitar Tunings
Replies: 35
Views: 3472

Re: Guitar Tunings

I'm kind of a guitar noob, so forgive me if this is a stupid question.

But what's the point of different tunings other than making the chord formations different? Is it simply that some chords just aren't possible or harder to play in some tunings?
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Killers - Day And Age
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Re: The Killers - Day And Age

I really like some of the killers stuff. I heard Human on SNL and it's really good.
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 190453

Re: Religion

How can you believe in something you can't even define?
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The (Cautiously) Anti-Obama Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 3331

Re: The (Cautiously) Anti-Obama Thread

Is it just me, or is that a success of the background check system? I'm not arguing against a background check system. Though I can tell you some unintended consequences of being able to essentially run your own background check on yourself or anyone who you pretend to be. Yes, because it would be ...
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Slurs
Replies: 391
Views: 41219

Re: Slurs

Ah, I misread what you said then. So basically what you're proposing is a culture of fear. That you either agree with us or we'll make you uncomfortable and unwelcome. Interesting. Yeah, pretty much. I am perfectly happy if people learn to fear being openly bigoted. By the way, have you felt uncomf...
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The (Cautiously) Anti-Obama Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 3331

Re: The (Cautiously) Anti-Obama Thread

The gun is still registered in your name and the police come to you. You tell them you sold it privately and what? You don't get in any trouble for selling a gun without informing the proper authorities of the sale? You're under no obligation to actually keep track of your firearm? Round here you'd...
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Slurs
Replies: 391
Views: 41219

Re: Slurs

The result? A safer space. Seriously, these fora are a great example of the calling out having accomplished what it should. It's worked! Let's do a poll. How many of you, who have read/been involved with this thread, now will NOT use the word gay as a pejorative whereas you would have before this t...
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trolling in meatspace: onlookers goad teenager to suicide
Replies: 205
Views: 15314

Re: Trolling in meatspace: onlookers goad teenager to suicide

Pst... guys... stop feeding the troll. Seriously, nobody is this stupid, just ignore it. Hate to break it to you, not trolling. So you are just really this stupid and heartless then? Are those inherently linked? Why do I have to be stupid if I'm heartless? And why is it bad if I'm heartless? I'm ju...
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trolling in meatspace: onlookers goad teenager to suicide
Replies: 205
Views: 15314

Re: Trolling in meatspace: onlookers goad teenager to suicide

...they knowingly increased the probability of a tragedy... I think it's very safe to designate this sort of action as repugnant and morally wrong. Assuming you think this is a tragedy. So someone died. He wanted to kill himself. Big whoop? What's the problem? Pst... guys... stop feeding the troll....
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The (Cautiously) Anti-Obama Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 3331

Re: The (Cautiously) Anti-Obama Thread

The point is, a lot of murders involving guns just wouldn't happen without guns. Sure that's true. That's trivially true. Does that mean the murder rate would go down? Or does that mean people would simply get murdered in different ways? I say the latter, since you will never, EVER get rid of all g...
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trolling in meatspace: onlookers goad teenager to suicide
Replies: 205
Views: 15314

Re: Trolling in meatspace: onlookers goad teenager to suicide

I'm not going to cry myself to sleep because someone took my advice to heart and decided to kill himself. And you don't see anything seriously wrong with that? You don't fucking have a problem with you helping convince someone to kill themself? You honestly have no problem with that? I don't see it...
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 190453

Re: Religion

clintonius wrote:Dawkins, detested though he may be, answers the charge trimly.


I love Dawkins and I love that answer.
by Falmarri
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The (Cautiously) Anti-Obama Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 3331

Re: The (Cautiously) Anti-Obama Thread

FWIW, John McCain is also on record as saying that he would potentially support an automatic weapons ban, just not the current one. That being said, I can see how someone who held gun rights as a primary issue would support McCain over Obama. I don't' support either candidate. I'm just as anit-McCa...

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