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by Princess Marzipan
Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Drug Addicts Causes HIV Mutation
Replies: 24
Views: 2477

Re: Drug Addicts Causes HIV Mutation

CorruptUser wrote:It'd be easier to tell Africa Europe apart if they were a little harder to tell apart
Sounds pretty stupid when you phrase it slightly differently. I wonder why that might be...
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shooting at CT Elementary School
Replies: 540
Views: 42695

Re: 27 dead in Shooting at CT Elementary School

@ Meaux_Pas I'm bewildered. I'm angry at the responses, and at the press. I don't really feel anything about the shooter. For all I know he was molested and abused and had serious issues which negligence prevented from turning out much differently, but even that doesn't matter hugely to me. I feel ...
by Princess Marzipan
Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto
Replies: 646
Views: 69997

Re: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto

I was using the term 'rape enthusiast' to mean the people like Warren Farrell who seem to think that rape is fine, and is a healthy part of society. I could have also used 'Pro-rape supporters', 'rape lobbyists' or any other facetious term. It's probably not the best idea to be facetious if you're ...
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto
Replies: 646
Views: 69997

Re: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto

Pez Dispenser, did you miss the part where he defined date rape as "having sex, then regretting it in the morning"? If you want to throw people in jail for committing that heinous crime, then good luck with your social movement. Just don't call me or anyone else a hateful rape apologist w...
by Princess Marzipan
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store for:
Replies: 175
Views: 16266

Re: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store

None of what you are saying has any relevance to my point. How much money a person makes from their job is not a useful means by which one can determine how much value that person contributes to society.
by Princess Marzipan
Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store for:
Replies: 175
Views: 16266

Re: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store

Tyndmyr, I gave up on baseball players and teachers half a page ago and chose more relevant arguments to back up my actual point. That line of discussion is officially moot now.
by Princess Marzipan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store for:
Replies: 175
Views: 16266

Re: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store

Fair enough, I'll restate my post. Princess Marzipan, you're being facetious . See my previous post. I don't think that word means what you think it means. For teacher salaries, I snatched a ballpark estimate out of thin-air and was incorrect. I also appear to overestimated most baseball players' s...
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store for:
Replies: 175
Views: 16266

Re: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store

That is no justification for the existence of baseball players who make more in one year than most teachers will make across their entire careers.
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store for:
Replies: 175
Views: 16266

Re: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store

As for CorruptUser's philosophies...I'd say that money is exactly how we try to value people's contributions to society right now(or at least, it's the main way we try to do so). It's imperfect, but it's a useful thing. We probably can't get a better way to judge people without money because, frank...
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto
Replies: 646
Views: 69997

Re: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto

Why are women bosses more empathetic? One of my bosses here is a woman, and she is one of the least empathetic people I have ever met in my life. She's exactly the kind of person to whom you are giving "manly" qualities, and she is a terrible boss, not that that's relevant. Americans pref...
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store for:
Replies: 175
Views: 16266

Re: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store

All this talk of producing value and producing wealth assumes that the only thing a human being can contribute to society is pure economic production. That assumption is horseshit. There are people whose job it is (meaning they are paid money to do this specific thing) to assist those who are for wh...
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store for:
Replies: 175
Views: 16266

Re: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store

Are Wal-Mart's (or any company's or entire industry's) low prices worth having, if they're only possible as long as their employees are underpaid?

(I say no.)
by Princess Marzipan
Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store for:
Replies: 175
Views: 16266

Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store for:

dissemination of sandwiches and information regarding right-to-organize. Alan Grayson, former US Congressman and now Congressman-Elect for Florida's 9th District, showing support for the working poor. This is a fascinating snapshot of the state of labor politics in the US today. A company called th...
by Princess Marzipan
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Stat anomaly points to country-wide election fraud
Replies: 60
Views: 8396

Re: Stat anomaly points to country-wide election fraud

Oh look, 50% of all words spoken at any given Occupy general assembly!
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Italian seismologists sentenced to 6 years for earth quakes
Replies: 42
Views: 4786

Re: Italian seismologists sentenced to 6 years for earth qua

yurell wrote:Why isn't whoever was in charge of enforcing the building code not in prison, anyway? Seems to me they were orders of magnitude more responsible for deaths than the scientists.
Shaking things up with a pun, eh?
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 729897

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I need to stop reading this thread. It's quite depressing.
by Princess Marzipan
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 139519

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Tyndmyr wrote:I would prefer such an idea, yes...but taxation has been legally upheld as the power to destroy, and therefore, taxation for religions amounts to the power to destroy them.
wut.
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 139519

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Real Ferengi, of course, would actually support a government safety net if it was statistically shown to improve long term profits.
Nope. :P

I refer you to any Star Trek: DS9 episodes featuring Grand Nagus Zek.
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 139519

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Rule of Acquisition #45: Profit and let die. Close! It's actually "Expand or die." Does not want to work? How about is too discouraged to find a job. Your "minimum" of 15% is laughably simplistic. This. When I was sucking the government teat and giving nothing back in return, I ...
by Princess Marzipan
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 139519

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

So, Mitt Romney's comments about 47% of the country.

I am baffled that no one seems to have made the logical inference that Mitt Romney believes there exist Americans who deserve to be homeless, to starve, or to die of treatable disease. What an asshole.
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill O'Reilly vs Jon Stewart
Replies: 49
Views: 6469

Re: Bill O'Reilly vs Jon Stewart

Costs five bucks. No thanks.
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Security at the 9/11 WTC memorial
Replies: 18
Views: 3741

Re: Security at the 9/11 WTC memorial

From the inside, too, but you have to squint to see past the social conditioning.
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 139519

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

So, in practice, if he wants to reach people at all, he's forced to rely on mass media. This, in turn, makes him rely on a media budget. So, time for fundraising, time to try to meet as many people as possible...it all adds up to basically requiring the sort of media circus we find ourselves in tod...
by Princess Marzipan
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 139519

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Aren't you americans getting bored with it all? The show has been going on for what, a year or so? And approximately nothing has happened. Republicans nominated the guy they were going to nominate, people don't really likes him just as expected, Obama does sort of OK but the economy is not good eno...
by Princess Marzipan
Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: School Forces Deaf 3-Year-Old To Change His Name
Replies: 58
Views: 9223

Re: School Forces Deaf 3-Year-Old To Change His Name

It's not like there aren't problems, but we can easily craft a full list of unacceptable serial numbers and then never assign them.

Little 8764628 sure is doing well with multiplication tables!
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: School Forces Deaf 3-Year-Old To Change His Name
Replies: 58
Views: 9223

Re: School Forces Deaf 3-Year-Old To Change His Name

How is this a "reasonable" accommodation, though?

Why do this child and his parents have to "roll over" to a policy that CLEARLY does not take the circumstances here into account?
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: School Forces Deaf 3-Year-Old To Change His Name
Replies: 58
Views: 9223

Re: School Forces Deaf 3-Year-Old To Change His Name

The reason is incredibly relevant. How can you think otherwise?
by Princess Marzipan
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Paul Ryan calls rape a 'means of conception'.
Replies: 32
Views: 4530

Re: Paul Ryan calls rape a 'means of conception'.

I'm glad I'm not the only who thinks a this particular reaction is overblown. I don't think it's valid to impose meaning or belief on Ryan based on this statement. But I do think it's valid to take this instance and fold it into the rest of data, comparing and contrasting with other things Ryan or h...
by Princess Marzipan
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FDA tobacco warning law struck down by appellate court
Replies: 56
Views: 59903

Re: FDA tobacco warning law struck down by appellate court

Read this . If the Tobacco industry did not have a 40 year-long history of denying the links between tobacco and lung cancer; if they were not on record as having deliberately causing doubt and controversy in public when internally they already knew of the link; if they had not deliberately set out...
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FDA tobacco warning law struck down by appellate court
Replies: 56
Views: 59903

Re: FDA tobacco warning law struck down by appellate court

Even if it was proven that such labels are effective, I'd say that it's not quite proper to force companies to advertise against themselves. It's not advertising against themselves so much as the government forcing them to provide specific information to their customers. If you're going to sell lun...
by Princess Marzipan
Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FDA tobacco warning law struck down by appellate court
Replies: 56
Views: 59903

Re: FDA tobacco warning law struck down by appellate court

I dunno, though. Companies abuse our emotional response circuitry on a constant basis in order to convince us to buy their products. When government allows such appeals to be used for the goal of attaining profit, I honestly can't see the sense in crying foul when government tells a for-profit busin...
by Princess Marzipan
Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FDA tobacco warning law struck down by appellate court
Replies: 56
Views: 59903

Re: FDA tobacco warning law struck down by appellate court

Is there any in the US that isn't aware that smoking causes cancer, and a whole slew of other health problems? If there is, I'd suggest that person smoke a lot more often. And I'd suggest people inform that person of what they don't know, rather than being a smugly smarmy asshole about it. I'm hone...
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigger)
Replies: 192
Views: 17362

Re: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigge

Once pro-lifers stop doing everything in their power to make sexual intercourse lead to the creation of a human life in as many instances as possible, that argument might hold even a few drops of water.
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Arizona Immigration and Driver Licensing
Replies: 18
Views: 2526

Re: Arizona Immigration and Driver Licensing

Роберт wrote:It was so interesting I didn't read the article.
It's N&A, no one reads articles.
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigger)
Replies: 192
Views: 17362

Re: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigge

Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:
philsov wrote:
The female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.

Secretions! SECRETIONS!

Just-World Secretions!
Hehehehehe.
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: 'Big Freeze', not 'Big Bang', says pop science site
Replies: 3
Views: 973

'Big Freeze', not 'Big Bang', says pop science site

Via io9, a gawker partner/subsidiary/something. http://io9.com/5936949/new-theory-universe-didnt-start-with-a-big-bang-but-with-a-big-freeze A group of theoretical physicists at the University of Melbourne and RMIT University have proposed a new theory on the origin of the universe that could overtu...
by Princess Marzipan
Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shooting at Christian organization in DC
Replies: 230
Views: 22648

Re: Shooting at Christian organization in DC

Make a thread in Dear SB if you like. That entire forum is a safespace. But do so in such a way that you do not violate that safespace for others. I think the idea of having "safespaces" for "privileged" groups (whites, males, etc.) has been discussed on these fora at some point...
by Princess Marzipan
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shooting at Christian organization in DC
Replies: 230
Views: 22648

Re: Shooting at Christian organization in DC

Telchar wrote:
Princess Marzipan wrote:If you want to "win" a discussion thread, however, you'll have to do that with loaded dice.


Critical hit with a rapier on PM! x3 Damage!
Sorry, I'm immune to crits.

Edit: I just checked today's SMBC, and it is SHOCKINGLY relevant.
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shooting at Christian organization in DC
Replies: 230
Views: 22648

Re: Shooting at Christian organization in DC

Am I allowed to have a safespace thread on the board somewhere? Because I'm about at the kill-myself stage here. I want to make posts without everyone jumping down my throat and arguing with me. You have no idea how much what you're doing hurts me. Please. I am not trolling. I am begging. Make a th...

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