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by M.C.
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hugs Bison detected at LHC
Replies: 43
Views: 11992

Hugs Bison detected at LHC

"This is indeed a new particle," Joe Incandela, spokesman for the CMS detector said. "The implications are very significant and it is precisely for this reason that we must be extremely diligent in all our studies and cross-checks." The Higgs boson is the last undiscovered parti...
by M.C.
Mon May 14, 2012 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 205332

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

I can't help but feel very disappointed for Bolton; especially given the circumstances of their defeat. Hoping they won't do a Leeds, and will be back in the Premier League soon.
by M.C.
Tue May 08, 2012 12:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun
Replies: 400
Views: 48585

Re: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun

I don't think anyone is cheering that he got to the point of bringing a stun gun. The irritation is with "How stupid of him; he deserves to be expelled!" when you are incapable of appreciating his situation not only because you weren't there, but because also you've never been a bullied g...
by M.C.
Mon May 07, 2012 1:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun
Replies: 400
Views: 48585

Re: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun

I dunno about you, but I'd choose/I chose to not get beaten up over being a representative from minority 'x'.
by M.C.
Mon May 07, 2012 12:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun
Replies: 400
Views: 48585

Re: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun

Advising gay kids to stay closeted in high-school is just good advise, they can be awful awful places. But they should be able to be themselves (all kids really) and express themselves freely. That is not what they were doing, because telling kids to stay closeted is a horrible thing to do. If the ...
by M.C.
Mon May 07, 2012 12:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun
Replies: 400
Views: 48585

Re: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun

For fuck's sake, not all gay men are effeminate (and I know this because I'm part of such cokcsucking fellowship, Firstly, can I use that term from now on? I like the idea of being part of a fellowship. :P so I don't need to be lectured on this), but many ARE. There's sexual orientation, gender exp...
by M.C.
Mon May 07, 2012 12:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun
Replies: 400
Views: 48585

Re: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun

What a horrible analogy, as if gender expression were some frivolous behavior and not with basis in some biology. I can see you are not familiar with the results of effeminate men who try to act more manly. Being gay!=Being effeminate. Being effeminate!=need to wear girls clothes. If he was transge...
by M.C.
Sun May 06, 2012 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun
Replies: 400
Views: 48585

Re: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun

Also, Dream? Victim blaming can go fuck itself, and if you were beaten up for wearing the wrong sports jersey you should blame the stadium staff for allowing it to happen, and your assailants should go to jail for assaulting you. Queer kids shouldn't be told "be less of a faggot" if you d...
by M.C.
Fri May 04, 2012 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun
Replies: 400
Views: 48585

Re: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun

The school needs to do something about bringing a weapon to school. Due to the circumstances, this should be the minimum allowable punishment. That's still probably expulsion. For bringing a less-than-lethal weapon to school and not using it? It's not like he brought a knife. http://en.wikipedia.or...
by M.C.
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 205332

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Oh, Portsmouth. :(
by M.C.
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2630699

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

I'm constantly impressed that they manage to fit Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink's name on the back of his jersey...
by M.C.
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3490458

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Stupid Cold Case not being released on DVD.... grumble...
by M.C.
Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Infant Circumcision
Replies: 1022
Views: 107130

Re: Infant Circumcision

That chorizo looks delicious, actually...
by M.C.
Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3490458

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I think if he volunteered the information about the event without being asked, it's at least hinting at an invite.

Compare:

"I'm bored."
"Oh. I'm meeting John for Chinese at 8!"
to
"I'm bored. What are you doing?"
"Oh. I'm meeting John for Chinese at 8."
by M.C.
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iraqi vice president accused of assasination plans
Replies: 8
Views: 2427

Re: Well, that didn't take long.

Kris Humphries 2012.
by M.C.
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3490458

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Just have a constant broadcast of the brown note, and you'll be able to hide the noise and improve efficiency!
by M.C.
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3490458

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

My will is to be written in Icelandic, and both too vague and needlessly specific. ie:
"To my beloved sibling, I leave three eighths of the non-metallic items I acquired on Friday."
by M.C.
Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2630699

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

Besides, water doesn't even have electrolytes.
by M.C.
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Alan Craig: "Confronting the Gaystapo"
Replies: 59
Views: 8403

Re: Alan Craig: "Confronting the Gaystapo"

I was going to say that I can't access the video, but your location has confused me in numerous ways.

If you have extended interviews only available on your website, why make it location specific!
by M.C.
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)
Replies: 106
Views: 11486

Re: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)

cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:Also, my grandma lived to 85 while smoking half a pack on unfiltered Paul Malls every day

Proof that cigarettes are in fact good for you.
by M.C.
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3490458

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

How can they even do that? Were you correctly enrolled at the start of semester?
by M.C.
Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2630699

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

This just in: Partying teenagers get drunk and have sex! http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/schoolies-get-what-they-want-booze-and-risky-sex-20111112-1nd2c.html ALMOST two thirds of teenagers at schoolies week celebrations will have more than 10 drinks a night and ''hook up'' with a ...
by M.C.
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)
Replies: 106
Views: 11486

Re: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)

I think the followup question, then, is why were the previous regulations and restrictions on tobacco products inadequate and how does eliminating logos and color schemes serve to fill the supposed gap in protecting the public and why the restriction should only apply to tobacco products? Because p...
by M.C.
Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)
Replies: 106
Views: 11486

Re: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)

Dark567 wrote:So it's okay to limit free speech as long as its for (what you consider) in the good of the public?


Well, advertising at least.
by M.C.
Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)
Replies: 106
Views: 11486

Re: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)

What if its not a corporation, but a privately owned operation? Do such tobacco companies exist? Yes, although they are a relatively small share of the market. I'm curious as to how big of a market share such companies would have in Australia, but regardless the public good of banning tobacco adver...
by M.C.
Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)
Replies: 106
Views: 11486

Re: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)

I just find the scheme more at place in cartoons than the real world? Plus, you know, if politicians are supposed to represent their constituents and their constituents wouldn't support an outright ban, then using underhanded methods to try and achieve the same result is, like, piss-poor democracy....
by M.C.
Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)
Replies: 106
Views: 11486

Re: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)

The difficulty of starting a new tobacco brand isn't really a concern for me. EDIT: It's more about removing the allure of the brand in an effort to reduce the attractiveness of the product. It's not the advertising that is the problem, it's the product. Anything that encourages use of the product i...
by M.C.
Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)
Replies: 106
Views: 11486

Re: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)

Okay, so some don't deserve to have the ability to advertise, but isn't it a bit much to say that they don't deserve to have a logo, or a package color that distinguishes themselves from other brands? At that point I think you should just come out and push for a ban directly. This just seems like a...
by M.C.
Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)
Replies: 106
Views: 11486

Re: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)

The pictures have been on cigarette packets since 2006. They aren't anything new. Adding to that, cigarettes are prohibited from being openly displayed; nearly all stores have them under the counter or behind some sort of screen or cupboard door. The audience is made up entirely of smokers, who eith...
by M.C.
Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Another case of "fired over Facebook post"
Replies: 117
Views: 14242

Re: Another case of "fired over Facebook post"

[speculation] I rather think that if he gave any thought to skeletons in people's closets his rather privileged background may have suggested that anyone with skeletons in their closets were 'bad people', and if it was harder to have 'closets' in their lives fewer people would put skeletons in them...
by M.C.
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)
Replies: 106
Views: 11486

Re: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)

I was on the fence until the big tobacco companies launched a huge advertising campaign, with contradictory claims about how it wouldn't hurt/would hurt tobacco industries. (Advertised under the name of "the Alliance of Australian Retailers, a lobby group formed by Phillip Morris). They are sca...
by M.C.
Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Alan Craig: "Confronting the Gaystapo"
Replies: 59
Views: 8403

Re: Alan Craig: "Confronting the Gaystapo"

Extremist Christian angry at the gay community!?!

Radical_Initiator wrote:Far be it from me to wish death on anyone ...



... a persistent vegetative state, on the other hand?


That's a bit mean. A sex scandal is much more effective.
by M.C.
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment
Replies: 594
Views: 53316

Re: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment

Compulsory voting ftw!
by M.C.
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2500
Views: 236060

Re: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.

Virtual_Aardvark wrote:I lost count of the number of ASL interpreters.

Congratulations of what sounds to be a successful day out! But I must ask, how many ASL interpreters are there in Oakland?
by M.C.
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3490458

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

No to the union rep, no union. And I can't move, as our team is located in one band of desks, and we can't really change seats. The best I could hope for is one facing the other way, but then I have a similar problem, but instead of blindness I have screen glare. The problem will be resolved in a f...
by M.C.
Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Freeport-McMoRan bribery, "mysterious" attacks on workers
Replies: 7
Views: 2201

Re: Freeport-McMoRan bribery, "mysterious" attacks on worker

The human rights abuses by Indonesians on West Papuans may also be hampering the "community".
by M.C.
Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2500
Views: 236060

Re: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.

We have a cohesive message. We're the 99%. We don't need demands. Demands imply we want one-time concessions as opposed to continued involvement in the "self-governing" exercise that America is supposed to be. And "find a candidate"? SERIOUSLY? ONE CANDIDATE can somehow magicall...
by M.C.
Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2500
Views: 236060

Re: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.

So if you really want to go with "both wrong" I'd say sure, Occupy protesters made a few very small, understandable, reversible errors, and the Oakland police force made a huge avoidable mistake which cannot be undone. In any civilized country would lead to criminal charges against the as...
by M.C.
Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Freeport-McMoRan bribery, "mysterious" attacks on workers
Replies: 7
Views: 2201

Freeport-McMoRan bribery, "mysterious" attacks on workers

Meanwhile, in West Papua.. http://www.theage.com.au/world/police-paid-pocket-money-by-giant-west-papua-mine-20111031-1ms4n.html Police paid 'pocket money' by giant West Papua mine Tom Allard, Jakarta November 1, 2011 INDONESIAN police have admitted they are on the payroll of the giant Freepo...

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