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by dumbclown
Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: the occupation of japan
Replies: 19
Views: 2636

Re: the occupation of japan

Azrael wrote:The US 'set up' the Japanese government to be militarily weak. They were.


Thanks for the history lesson. "They were" really does point out that they were militarily weak. Maybe you should look at how they currently are.
by dumbclown
Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: the occupation of japan
Replies: 19
Views: 2636

Re: the occupation of japan

I don't know about the militarily weak part. I do know that a lot of older Japanese resent the occupation and usually blame any long term problems Japan has on it.
by dumbclown
Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Australian Election (and repercussions thereof)
Replies: 191
Views: 15976

Re: Australian Election

Howard really had the '96 election made for him on a silver platter, but his speech (now called the Great Motion - search it on youtube) was probably the greatest parliamentary speech made in Australian parliament. The guy holds down all of the top five speeches ever made in parliment. His 93 elect...
by dumbclown
Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Australian Election (and repercussions thereof)
Replies: 191
Views: 15976

Re: Australian Election

Yes, it's happened before, to Stanley Bruce. In theory, he can just move to represent another electorate, but in practice, losing your own seat is probably political death. I don't think that he could just swap. If someone gives up there seat they usually have a by-election. He would need to run ag...
by dumbclown
Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Australian Election (and repercussions thereof)
Replies: 191
Views: 15976

Re: Australian Election

Yessir, Thesaurus! :D Yeah, I go to Macquarie; I live in Chifley, though. And I'll be voting ALP. *still wants to know what happens if Maxine wins* He would no longer be prime minister or part of paraliment. It has happened before apparantely. The strangest situation would be if the Liberals won bu...
by dumbclown
Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Underrated and Unknown movies
Replies: 161
Views: 15821

Re: Underrated and Unknown movies

Devil at your Heels. Greatest documentary known to man.
by dumbclown
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Child-raising
Replies: 46
Views: 5103

Re: Child-raising

I don't know if it is good or bad but I have noticed that single child who has a single parent rarely break loose from them. They are pretty much super attached to them until they die.

I suppose a better way to look at this topic would be which is the worst family to raise a child in.
by dumbclown
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Revolution
Replies: 65
Views: 5765

Re: Revolution

What it would take for me to revolt. 20 million fanatics ready follow me and have me as their dictator for life.

The biggest injustice I have ever had to deal with is being born in a lucky country with a silver spoon in my mouth but not the heir of a billionaire.
by dumbclown
Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms for self defence
Replies: 360
Views: 30201

Re:

There is a great deal of personal responsibility involved in gun ownership, and from my experience in firearms training, every gun owner I have encountered takes gun ownership very seriously. I would argue that this is your uninformed opinion of gun owners. I will agree that their are some irrespon...
by dumbclown
Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Guys that hit girls
Replies: 98
Views: 6846

Re: Guys that hit girls

Not to sound rude or dissmissive (Or backing down, since i already wrote and deleted several times, if you would like me to explain), but there isn't much point of a debate like this. It will eventually boil down to common points or just at what point you choose to say things are ok. Just to highli...
by dumbclown
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite animated character
Replies: 96
Views: 18589

Re:

Swordfish wrote:
dumbclown wrote:
Swordfish wrote:I think everyone should know mine by now...


Your mum?


Oh wow, a witty and novel comment which is, by far, the greatest contribution to this thread.


You've done your homework.

Is it something you raised since it was young which you beat whenever you want.
by dumbclown
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Worst Concert You've Been To
Replies: 11
Views: 2099

Re: Worst Concert You've Been To

Probably a band call kt26ers. These guys sucked.
by dumbclown
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Guys that hit girls
Replies: 98
Views: 6846

Re: Guys that hit girls

p.s. I'm not religious, but lord have mercy on the soul of whoever subjects my family or best friends to tortue. Revenge may not be cool. Although I believe that punishment should easily outwiegh the crime, especially in cases that heavily infringe on human rights. Umm.... so for what you would do ...
by dumbclown
Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite drink
Replies: 80
Views: 7110

Re: Favorite drink

First: Water when you’ve got a good hangover. Nothing tastes sweeter.

Second: daylight

Third: Tears of my enemies.
by dumbclown
Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Guys that hit girls
Replies: 98
Views: 6846

Re: Guys that hit girls

Has anyone ever tried looking at this from another angle? You could take one for the team here. Piss the guy off and get him to wail on your arse then you report him for assaulting you to the police. It is not the perfect solution and there are some repercussions that you would have to look into. Ma...
by dumbclown
Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your relationship status?
Replies: 296
Views: 20837

Re: Your relationship status?

Single. Have a thing about a female, but she's spoken for. Seems to have a lot of respect for me, although I don't know if she likes me exactly. Thing is, I don't think I'm likely to find a female of similar caliber elsewhere, which leaves little to do but wait. I'm in very much the same position, ...
by dumbclown
Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Awkward Australian humor
Replies: 36
Views: 3938

Re: Awkward Australian humor

Ronnie Johns had all those Chopper Reed sketches on it. It was a good show. I miss GNW, that show was great. Though, like everything, it was better on the ABC. (Protip for non-Aussies reading this thread: ABC in Australia is a government-funded station ad-free station.) I need to catch some of Summe...
by dumbclown
Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Forgotten scientists
Replies: 16
Views: 2994

Re: Forgotten scientists

Lorentz and the people whose experiments did not work. Even though they did not work they still weren't failures.
by dumbclown
Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Australian Election (and repercussions thereof)
Replies: 191
Views: 15976

Re: Australian Election

I always dream of a prime minister who will try to do the job rather then just try to stay in the job. It's never going to happen, because people would likely see them as a radical leader and wouldn't vote for them. They should do like the British and have a weekly press meeting where the prime mini...
by dumbclown
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Brag about your books!
Replies: 109
Views: 16032

Re: Brag about your books!

I bring nothing to the table. I got a bunch of books that I either bought from a bookstore or permanently borrowed from someone.
by dumbclown
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How many would it take?
Replies: 360
Views: 49750

If they worked as a team three maybe four. Kids are pretty dumb when it comes to working as a team that plus their short attention span, some would be off in the corner looking at a bug, would equal a lot more.
by dumbclown
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Eyes: What direction?
Replies: 42
Views: 3483

Cross-eyed because well I'm cross-eyed.
by dumbclown
Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Minors and Alcohol
Replies: 168
Views: 16683

i spent a month in the US earlier this year, the drinking rules there compared to australia was one of the bigger differences. we have an age limit of 18 which has never been enforced as far as i know. as a 15 year old i could buy alcohol, while drunk, no questions asked. *cough* in WA maybe. Not i...
by dumbclown
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Minimum population question
Replies: 50
Views: 17675

I think humans evolved from a group of 10,000. Well, it was probably a little more complicated than that ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toba_catastrophe_theory according to the Wikipedia article on human evolution, humans are more genetically homogeneous than most species on earth. I don't think ...
by dumbclown
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Using corn to make ethanol: new proof of human idiocy
Replies: 48
Views: 6213

If you're talking on a national scale, yes. But the others are considering the costs for a single farmer, with the view that he wants to maximize his own profits. Cutting cane faster or more efficiently DOES increase the amount of land that a single farmer can farm, and thus his profits, though it ...
by dumbclown
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many digits of Pi do you know?
Replies: 445
Views: 104409

One digit; it is three. I can see why you would remember more. I just cannot see the how.
by dumbclown
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: July 11, 2010 - Easter Island
Replies: 50
Views: 3267

11th of July is my birthday. I'll be there. I've never seen one.
by dumbclown
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypocrite US residents?
Replies: 63
Views: 5179

Although I didn't vote it I do think Americans are hypocritical and I love them for it. The world would be boring if they hypocritical people didn't exist. The US are the only superpower at the moment so why shouldn't they be. They have no mum who is going to spank them. What really comes across as ...
by dumbclown
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your relationship status?
Replies: 296
Views: 20837

Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm a biter. Not necessarily in a sexual way; I just bite. I'm down with biter; sexual or not up until the point they do it on your neck. I had a girl who did this and it sucked. She couldn't get off unless she did and there is no way to explain it away. I was walking to...
by dumbclown
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Minors and Alcohol
Replies: 168
Views: 16683

Ummm...maybe you should look into it a bit closer. Maybe the bit where the benefit of lower risk of heart disease is still out weighed by the many other health risks alcohol causes. What health risks? You keep saying how horrible alcohol is, but you don't give *any* examples, let alone citations. I...
by dumbclown
Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Minors and Alcohol
Replies: 168
Views: 16683

Disagree? Check red wine in moderation for the ultimate "holy crap I was wrong" instance. Also, I disagree that a 14/15 year old kid getting shitfaced in *any* situation is "drinking responsibly". Oh yeah, and just so everyone knows where I'm coming from, I'm probably what most ...
by dumbclown
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your relationship status?
Replies: 296
Views: 20837

Male in a very simple relationship. Probably the best relationship I have ever had. She can't speak English, I can't speak Japanese. It is entirely based on body language. It is pretty much she grabs me and takes me to the restaurant we are going to eat at or I grab her and take her to a place I won...
by dumbclown
Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Minors and Alcohol
Replies: 168
Views: 16683

I think people are giving a method more credit then it is due. Most of the posts that are for giving children alcohol are about how it worked when their parents did it to them. It is like saying I lost weight 20kg in just 6 weeks by drinking my own urine every morning. Oh did I fail to mention all t...
by dumbclown
Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fight Club
Replies: 50
Views: 6348

I still think choke was his best book. I have to go with the movie on fight club.
by dumbclown
Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Rage Against The Machine at Big Day Out
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

That sucks. This will be the first big day out I've missed in about 7 years.
by dumbclown
Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Awkward Australian humor
Replies: 36
Views: 3938

I haven't seen Summer Heights High. Wilfred was an awesome show. Not many people liked it but. We can be heroes had some hilarious episodes. All time favorite has to go to Frontline. Michael Moore talking to the weatherman was always awkwardly funny. Can anyone ever remember a good show that wasn't ...
by dumbclown
Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite animated character
Replies: 96
Views: 18589

Swordfish wrote:I think everyone should know mine by now...


Your mum?
by dumbclown
Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Using corn to make ethanol: new proof of human idiocy
Replies: 48
Views: 6213

It is cheaper to cut by hand at the moment. The amount of cane you can grow is proportional to the amount of land you have. Cane is cut once a year. Cutting it faster or more efficiently does not increase the yield. The amount of land for sugar cane growing will increase the yield. Land area will in...
by dumbclown
Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 270447

The way I heard it was that David Fincher wanted to keep "I want to have your abortion" but somebody asked him to change it to "something....*anything* else" and so he changed it to "I haven't been fucked like that since grade school". And they begged him to change it ...
by dumbclown
Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Using corn to make ethanol: new proof of human idiocy
Replies: 48
Views: 6213

What do you mean by this? Why do they need to be mechanized? Because it's more efficient, dollar-wise. Whether it's more efficient energy-wise or carbon-wise depends on where your energy comes from, and how your machines work. Umm I still don't get what you are trying to say. You’re saying it is ...

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