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by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: An ethical discussion on the price of private lessons.
Replies: 80
Views: 7778

Re: An ethical discussion on the price of private lessons.

Wait a second, how is a private tutor charging different prices based on wealth any different from a college charging different prices based on wealth? The original question was "is it ok to charge the wealthy more?", which universities ostensibly don't do. The have a fixed price for ever...
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Swedish guy attempts to build fission reactor in his kitchen
Replies: 35
Views: 6220

Re: Swedish guy attempts to build fission reactor in his kit

That's not true at all!

On an unrelated topic, we've had a rather peculiar feral cat colony set up in our town, where we couldn't tell whether or not they were alive...
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tottenham Riots
Replies: 261
Views: 29993

Re: Tottenham Riots

Gah, tell me about it. Half the time a job is listed, it was already filled (legally they have to post it anyway, wasting everyone's time). The other half, it's all "oh I'm sorry, you don't have enough experience, but we won't hire you so you won't get any experience". I'm working on my ma...
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: An ethical discussion on the price of private lessons.
Replies: 80
Views: 7778

Re: An ethical discussion on the price of private lessons.

Wait a second, how is a private tutor charging different prices based on wealth any different from a college charging different prices based on wealth?
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25837
Views: 2173121

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but now scientists won't leave you alone, being the first human to survive cryogenics and all.

I wish Blademan had his own set of probes (inferior to my own) so he doesn't have to bring Us with him everyone time there is a wish involving Us.
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Child Labor in Washington
Replies: 84
Views: 8739

Child Labor in Washington

Link By AVNI PATEL Aug. 11, 2011 Nearly two years after ABC News cameras uncovered young children toiling away in Michigan's blueberry fields, federal investigators have found yet another disturbing example of illegal use of child labor in the berry industry. Three southwest Washington strawber...
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Swedish guy attempts to build fission reactor in his kitchen
Replies: 35
Views: 6220

Re: Swedish guy attempts to build fission reactor in his kit

I either want to live in a neighborhood without people like this, or live in a neighborhood with lots of people like this.
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tottenham Riots
Replies: 261
Views: 29993

Re: Tottenham Riots

Are you honestly trying to make a moral equivalence between Britain and Libya?
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tottenham Riots
Replies: 261
Views: 29993

Re: Tottenham Riots

Which Middle Eastern country did we bomb as a result of a riot? Libya was a civil war (or so we were told).
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tottenham Riots
Replies: 261
Views: 29993

Re: Tottenham Riots

The Libyan and Iranian newspapers have been predictably hysterical. Their responses were examples of excellent, high quality trolling. They basically called Western countries out on their hypocrisy (aka "rioters in countries we don't like = freedom fighters, let's bomb their illegitimate gover...
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tottenham Riots
Replies: 261
Views: 29993

Re: Tottenham Riots

I can well believe that budget cuts will take from the bureaucracy rather than frontline services. How I wish this would happen. You have to remember that in almost all situations it is the bureaucrat that makes the decision about whose job is cut, and they have this tendency not to cut their own :...
by CorruptUser
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polygamy
Replies: 400
Views: 44865

Re: Polygamy

And if A and C happen to be related? This would require a reworking of the incest laws. Also a rework of estate taxes; if an entire village enters into a giant marriage contract, then there are no estate taxes.
by CorruptUser
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria
Replies: 40
Views: 3496

Re: Syria

Oh, and don't forget the destruction of the Parthenon *, the destruction of countless pyramids. Countless, because archaeologists aren't even sure how many were destroyed. Oh, and the Rosetta stone? The most valuable artifact of ancient history? Was used as construction material for an Ottoman fort...
by CorruptUser
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tottenham Riots
Replies: 261
Views: 29993

Re: Tottenham Riots

The EDL adding their 'forces' makes this more of a race war than a class war. Last I checked, people's class wasn't primarily determined by ethnic background.
by CorruptUser
Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polygamy
Replies: 400
Views: 44865

Re: Polygamy

I think part of the reason for the Big Double Standard for sexual relations is that most men of all age brackets are attracted to the women in a much smaller age bracket leading to a lot of competition for those women. At least perception-wise, the guy's ability to copulate is a measure of 'skill', ...
by CorruptUser
Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria
Replies: 40
Views: 3496

Re: Syria

400 years of peace? This is the empire that gave birth to the word "genocide" . Oh, and don't forget the destruction of the Parthenon *, the destruction of countless pyramids. Countless, because archaeologists aren't even sure how many were destroyed. Oh, and the Rosetta stone? The most va...
by CorruptUser
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polygamy
Replies: 400
Views: 44865

Re: Polygamy

Yes, of course it worked in a mysogynistic way in the past - the entire fucking world did that. On all issues. It's not long ago that women were considered property themselves, certainly not someone capable of owning property. There has arisen no societies that wasn't deeply entrenched in the belie...
by CorruptUser
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria
Replies: 40
Views: 3496

Re: Syria

The US's Gini coefficient is calculated before welfare and other benefits , while in France (and I assume the rest of the EU) it's after. Makes for a piss-poor comparison. Anyway, I'd say the inherent sexism is a bigger problem than Islam's condemnation of micro-finance. Women make up ~1/2 the popul...
by CorruptUser
Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria
Replies: 40
Views: 3496

Re: Syria

When you disgust even Saudi Arabia, you are either doing something incredibly wrong or incredibly right.
by CorruptUser
Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antimatter: We haz it.
Replies: 40
Views: 5543

Re: Antimatter: We haz it.

So, how much of it is floating around out there? A few grams or a kilo or two?
by CorruptUser
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Six cops beat schizophrenic homeless man to death
Replies: 44
Views: 7428

Re: Six cops beat schizophrenic homeless man to death

Ugh, don't use data from Florida when extrapolating to the rest of the US. The US has the Deep South, and the Deep South has Florida. Seriously, whenever there is major corporate fraud or just an episode of Cops, Florida is usually involved.
by CorruptUser
Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas governor hosts Christian rally
Replies: 42
Views: 6014

Re: Texas governor hosts Christian rally

Religions are like genitalia. It's OK to have them, but don't whip them out in public, don't argue about whose is better, and keep them away from my kids.
by CorruptUser
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. loses AAA credit rating from S&P
Replies: 139
Views: 14359

Re: U.S. loses AAA credit rating from S&P

Wait, people still listen to what S&P have to say about bonds and such? After the fiasco that was the CDO ratings, I thought everyone ignored S&P's ratings.
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ethics and Sex selection
Replies: 19
Views: 3197

Re: Ethics and Sex selection

In a nation of sons, the family with the daughter is king. Yeah, the phrasing needs work Anyway, as girls become rarer and more precious, the Indians and Chinese that have daughters may soon say "hey, why do I have to pay a dowry to get rid of my daughter when I have 30 families begging my daug...
by CorruptUser
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us
Replies: 120
Views: 17903

Re: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us

If you've got any of that 105M left over we can have a tie-in video game that's nothing but a rehash of the "Those" mission from Fallout 3 (and has no bearing on the "Ants in the Pants" movie despite sharing the same name), 'cause every movie has to have a themed video game to b...
by CorruptUser
Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Six cops beat schizophrenic homeless man to death
Replies: 44
Views: 7428

Re: Six cops beat schizophrenic homeless man to death

What we need to do is punish cities with police like this enough that they find that expanding mental health services would be cheaper...
by CorruptUser
Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria
Replies: 40
Views: 3496

Re: Syria

The middle east before american intervention has a legitimate feminism movement, a secular movement, and some governments that are at least reasonably progressive. The problem is not that american gave rise to totalitarian regimes, the problem is that it made them tyrannically totalitarian, invent ...
by CorruptUser
Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us
Replies: 120
Views: 17903

Re: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us

Mr Bucket, Harbinger of Doom. "The balls, they popped out of his mouth!"
by CorruptUser
Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria
Replies: 40
Views: 3496

Re: Syria

Wait, when was the last time the Middle East didn't have oppressive dictators?

Prior to Mighty Whitey, the entire place was infested with Ottomans.
by CorruptUser
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us
Replies: 120
Views: 17903

Re: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us

I'm going to pitch them an indie film. It's two and a half hours of me punching anybody and everybody responsible for crap like this in the face. I'm fairly certain it will be a hit. I've got ninety million dollars for you if you can work in a Buckaroo angle. The responsible parties are red leptons...
by CorruptUser
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us
Replies: 120
Views: 17903

Re: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us

I can only think of a few reasons for how this movie got greenlit. 1) Some psychology students are doing a social experiment 2) Producers actually are morons 3) There are eccentric billionaires gambling with each other over things like this 4) Someone thinks this will be like Snakes on a Plane, desp...
by CorruptUser
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0933: "Tattoo"
Replies: 156
Views: 41068

Re: 0933: "Tattoo"

Right on, six dot girl! "You think I'm impressed by [stupid body modifications]? Mods you bought ? Anyone could have bought those. I earned mine. This expanse of splotchy wrinkly burned skin here, these couple jagged scars? I got those from life, not from some crappy body mods parlor." Si...
by CorruptUser
Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0933: "Tattoo"
Replies: 156
Views: 41068

0933: "Tattoo"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/tattoo.png Alt Text: I calculate that the electrons in radiation therapy hit you at 99.8% the speed of light, and the beam used in a 90-second gamma ray therapy session could, if fired with less precision, kill a horse (they did not let me test this). This comic makes me...
by CorruptUser
Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us
Replies: 120
Views: 17903

Re: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us

Much rather see a Warhammer 40k movie. Must be 20 movies worth in that...
by CorruptUser
Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us
Replies: 120
Views: 17903

Re: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us

Image

There's at least 3 movies and a prequel in that...
by CorruptUser
Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us
Replies: 120
Views: 17903

It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us

Battleship the movie

What
The
Fuck

For those that don't want to click, basically, now that Hollywood has exhausted the comic-book goldmine, somehow, they are now making movies based on boardgames.
by CorruptUser
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ethics and Sex selection
Replies: 19
Views: 3197

Re: Ethics and Sex selection

So how do we battle sexism? Not sure that this is the type of war involving brave mutli-gendered armies gallantly defending the ramparts against the misogynist/misanthropic hordes (who are unable to win because of their refusal to co-operate with the other gender). Ideally it could be done through e...
by CorruptUser
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Korea (Multithread Dump)
Replies: 123
Views: 8760

Re: Japanese Lawmakers Refused Entry in Korea

Yoshitaka Shindo, Tomomi Inada, and Masahisa Sato of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party Political terminology is clearly hilarious The opposite of conservatism isn't liberalism, it's progressivism. I think you mean Radicalism. Conservatism is about going with what has worked and only slowly ...
by CorruptUser
Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Free Morning After Pills, guess the country
Replies: 63
Views: 5849

Re: Free Morning After Pills, guess the country

Except that a large amount of 'preventative care' is actually unnecessary procedures done because of the way the legal system is set up, that do more expected harm than good. To say nothing of the few unscrupulous doctors who will use a MRI machine to see if the patient('s insurance policy) is stuff...
by CorruptUser
Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Last Federal Helium Reserve, near Amarillo, is running out
Replies: 36
Views: 5359

Re: Last Federal Helium Reserve, near Amarillo, is running o

All the more reason to mine Jupiter already.

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