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by meatyochre
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First possible habitable planet found
Replies: 109
Views: 9778

Re: First possible habitable planet found

furyguitar wrote:And... now the planet might not actually exist at all.

That doesn't mean we should stop building spaceships to reach it!
by meatyochre
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: medical ethics and the power of placebo
Replies: 40
Views: 5940

Re: medical ethics and the power of placebo

Outside of a trial where consent to potentially receive a placebo was provided by the patient beforehand, dispensation of placebos is strictly unethical. Not only that, it is a throwback to the paternalistic attitude of "I am the doctor, I know everything, you are a patient who is not a doctor,...
by meatyochre
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So what do you do when you have a hangover?
Replies: 44
Views: 4886

Re: So what do you do when you have a hangover?

I drink plenty of non-liquor liquids while I drink (I alternate rum and coke with just coke), so I never get a horrible hangover in the first place. I can't even comprehend being so sick and nauseous that you'd need to vomit the next day, and I have been quite seriously fall down piss ass drunk befo...
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: I don't want a flu shot.
Replies: 33
Views: 4840

Re: I don't want a flu shot.

I think you should avoid the flu shot. You don't want to risk late-onset autism, do you?

yes, this is satirical
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 345019

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Am I the only one who think Lady Aiya is an obvious troll? She's a new user with only two posts, both of which seem calculated to inflame. I suppose it's possible that she's just dumb and unlucky, but Occam's razor seems to point to trolling. At this point posting about the La-a story in this threa...
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N.J. student secretly taped having sex kills himself
Replies: 235
Views: 16006

Re: N.J. student secretly taped having sex kills himself

Being against gay marriage belies a belief that gay relationships are inferior to straight relationships. By extension, that gays are inferior - subhuman. This is not a hard concept. It's not a hard concept. I just think it's wrong. At least the "By extension" part. The first part I agree...
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N.J. student secretly taped having sex kills himself
Replies: 235
Views: 16006

Re: N.J. student secretly taped having sex kills himself

guenther wrote:It's not a hard concept. I just think it's wrong. At least the "By extension" part. The first part I agree with.

Why do you disagree? Because it makes you feel bad to be accused of harboring thoughts that gays are subhuman? Or do you have an actual reason?
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Multicolored Biscuits, perhaps?
Replies: 19
Views: 3251

Re: Multicolored Biscuits, perhaps?

I've seen pictures of macarons so intensely colored that they look like you could taste the dye in them. I personally find the colors a little off-putting, but not all of them are nearly as bright as those. As far as I can tell the colors are necessary to tell the flavors apart, because seriously, ...
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479592

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

I used to work in a grocery store that did the same thing with produce. If you were selling it on the shelf only 2 hours before, it isn't bad enough to throw away now. Fruit doesn't go from edible to inedible in 2 hours! I comforted myself by thinking that, at least they box up the fruit all togethe...
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N.J. student secretly taped having sex kills himself
Replies: 235
Views: 16006

Re: N.J. student secretly taped having sex kills himself

And I argue that this is how people can choose to ignore distinctions they don't like. I don't really understand what you're saying. You're just naysaying. Either you're saying marriage isn't a human right, or that there is a way to exclude humans from human rights without classifying them as subhu...
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N.J. student secretly taped having sex kills himself
Replies: 235
Views: 16006

Re: N.J. student secretly taped having sex kills himself

guenther wrote:One can be against gay marriage and not think gay people are subhuman

Not if marriage is a human right. I argue that it is.
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 496054

Re: WoWzers!

Any thoughts on mastery vs crit vs spirit vs haste for resto druids now? And healing style/rotation? I was having trouble tracking hots in the one heroic I've run, since grid died, and I'd like to get back on track by raid time on Saturday. Will probably try out vuhdo later tonight. Resto druid mana...
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullying and Suicides
Replies: 59
Views: 7001

Re: Bullying and Suicides

applying a baseball bat to someone's anus without their consent is not a sexual act
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9084288

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

JayDee wrote:
Jessica wrote:~ Swinton makes that movie awesome.
This is true, that was brilliant casting. The others in the movie I quite like, as actors, so it was just a pity they were so shockingly unfitting. Maybe they used up their quota of good casting decisions on ~.

ftfy!
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullying and Suicides
Replies: 59
Views: 7001

Re: Bullying and Suicides

Po6, did you even read the article? They stripped him naked, tied him down, burnt his nipple and penis with a lit cigarette, and sodomized him with a baseball bat.

This is not sex. It's not straight or gay anything, it's fucking torture. By a gang.
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullying and Suicides
Replies: 59
Views: 7001

Re: Bullying and Suicides

Lirri, have you considered contacting the parents of the child and handling it yourself? I don't have kids myself. I don't honestly know how feasible this is or whether it would be effective. But if the administration is not being helpful, the next step may be to attempt to handle it yourself (becau...
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 345019

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Bob Wehodababyeeeetsaboy
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9084288

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

So what are the odds that someone who's been bedridden for 20 years, like Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, could get up and start dancing like Gene Kelly?? I love reading the book as Roald Dahl wrote it, but the "reality" vis a vis the "big screen" loses... somet...
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Superhero or supervillain: Which lurks inside you?
Replies: 28
Views: 2710

Re: Superhero or supervillain: Which lurks inside you?

I would tend toward chaotic neutral. Kinda like Dexter, but with more ignoble aims. The fact that I would be helping society or saving the lives of individual people is incidental... I just want to kill those who are (to me) bad guys, and screw over corporations who screw over their customers the wo...
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N.J. student secretly taped having sex kills himself
Replies: 235
Views: 16006

Re: N.J. student secretly taped having sex kills himself

Well, I don't know the political landscape of anti-bullying legislation. I was more speaking from the perspective that "children need protected" is a widely held belief. How does this message not hit on that belief, though? Wouldn't it be less effective if it were "yeah, there's this...
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullying and Suicides
Replies: 59
Views: 7001

Re: Bullying and Suicides

I wish we could get together a support network to get through to kids who have few or no friends to vent to, and whose parents and school don't care enough to do something to make an effective change. I've never heard of a kid who got picked on once, then committed suicide over it. It's systematic a...
by meatyochre
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mechanical limits of the human body.
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Re: Mechanical limits of the human body.

I'd try to look into how many Gs the body can withstand, like fighter pilot testing and stuff.
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9084288

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

I thought he was talking facetiously about the blood of Christ.
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430582

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Yeah hands are incredibly oily. When I'm not paying attention, I also have a tendency to mess with my hair and then touch my face, which is a huge no-no. If you can try to adopt a no-hand-near-face policy, that might help. If Shark Week is not being irregular with regards to timing or flow, and you ...
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N.J. student secretly taped having sex kills himself
Replies: 235
Views: 16006

Re: N.J. student secretly taped having sex kills himself

Gays and atheists, unlike white supremacists, do not have a history of hegemonically suppressing minorities. For this reason alone , your analogy is not valid. So if a particular group hasn't yet actively suppressed another ethnic or religious group and limited their activities to propaganda, that ...
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430582

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

A cry for acne advice again: There's a row of zits along my right jaw that won't go away. They've been hanging around for a month now and show none of the usual signs of the typical zit life cycle. Benzoyl peroxide (2.5%) face wash hasn't helped, and neither has benzoyl peroxide (10%) cream. And wh...
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N.J. student secretly taped having sex kills himself
Replies: 235
Views: 16006

Re: N.J. student secretly taped having sex kills himself

Being a member of a minority religion is not the same as being in the sexuality minority. People are born gay/lesbian/bi/trans. People either choose or are taught to attend church/mosque/temple and wear religious clothing.

Gay is nature, religion is nurture.
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N.J. student secretly taped having sex kills himself
Replies: 235
Views: 16006

Re: N.J. student secretly taped having sex kills himself

You know where I heard this response many times? During discussions with supremacists. When you start telling them that there are some Jews who are racists, or anti-Christian, or greedy, but most of them aren't, one of the common responses is "Well, it's your responsibility to make other Jews ...
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479592

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

She's our year, but not med/dent/vet/oxbridge. So she has another 3 ? months till her deadline, while ours is friday. So she hasn't even applied yet! Make sure to rub it in her face if she complains even a tiny bit about the process later on :) Congrats by the way. Applying is a huge pain in the pa...
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479592

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Friend's FB status: UCAS application done, dusted, and duly sent off :D FINALLY!! :D Time to move on to worrying about the Oxford entrance exam I guess :/ $Girl: OH APPLYING TO UNI IS SO HARD FOR YOU [NAME] My intended response: You're right, no one should be allowed to mention their own applicatio...
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia
Replies: 45
Views: 5343

Re: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia

There may only be 4 practitioner in QLD able to prescribe the drug RU488 - but one of them is in Cairns! You can get the morning after pill without a drs consult - you just need to go into a pharmacy ask for it and pay for it. If your not using contraceptives and you don't want a kid you're a bit s...
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479592

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Because people were still discussing whether the original comment was ironic after someone else linked the Oatmeal comic.

I mean, people is just person + 1. It doesn't have to be a dozen. There's no threshold afaik.
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1447008

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

huh, it seems like wear purple day might actually be a week from now. Not that it hurts to wear it today, the thought is what counts. I was hoping to see someone at work wearing purple though!
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430582

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

If you're only worried about makeup for job fairs, then have a professional do makeup for you early in the day (tell them you need to look natural and professional, they will be able to pull it off on any face (except maybe if you're green like the Hulk). There's a beauty school in my area that will...
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479592

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

In my experience, many managers do not give a shit what you tell them, if it interferes with their ability to schedule you whenever the fuck they want. We'll see what a well-placed "sick day" will do to that... PAGE TOPPER! That made me feel slightly better... I bend over backwards to try...
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 496054

Re: WoWzers!

ugh. I didn't get to play at all last night. I let the patch run allll day while I was at work, but it was still only at 50% 10 hours later. My connection isn't the problem, but their stupid proprietary bittorrent client SUCKS ASS. I torrent all the time and don't have connection issues, with speeds...
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1447008

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

I'm pretty sure it is today (if not then next Weds). I don't know if it's like, a nationwide thing, but I think Dan Savage organized it. My sister was talking about it on facebook.

Yay for purple! You must be in tune with some vibes or something :P
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1447008

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Today is Wear Purple Day, in honor of the LGBT youth who have committed suicide.

I'm wearing my purple shirt and purple pen.
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479592

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Because people still aren't getting it:
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by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Left and right, the political dichotomy
Replies: 24
Views: 5659

Re: Left and right, the political dichotomy

I don't believe people are intrinsically good OR bad. I think that's a poor way to define it, because good and bad mean different things to different people. To Glenn Beck, I am bad because I'd prefer not to see "under God" on our country's currency. To Jon Stewart, I am good for the same ...

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