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by TheStrongest
Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 210531

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stan

Oh, the usuals, like Gatsby and Romeo and Juliet. For summer reading, I remember slowly plodding through Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, which I felt was bland and disjointed. I still don't understand why we read it. At the moment, I'm struggling to complete Kate Chopin's The Awakening. I already am ...
by TheStrongest
Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Religious Medical Students Don't Want To Do Their Jobs
Replies: 732
Views: 48580

Re: Religious Medical Students Don't Want To Do Their Jobs

Yeah, the only major medical procedure which I can think of that a doctor could object to and cite a secular reason for doing so is abortion. Of course, no doctor in private practice should be forced to conduct any operation he or she does not see fit to; the patient should take their business elsew...
by TheStrongest
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 912189

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Certainly not that impressive, but surprising nonetheless, I got a 5 on my AP Eng/Comp. exam.

Bow to my literary prowess!
by TheStrongest
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google+ invites - who wants them?
Replies: 133
Views: 14708

Re: Google+ invites - who wants them?

If there's still any left, I'd like one.

PM'd and bumping.
by TheStrongest
Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Socialist literature
Replies: 40
Views: 40021

Re: Socialist literature

There's always Noam Chomsky, who appears to be more of an anarchist than a socialist, but nonetheless sides with the leftist side of the spectrum. His books focus on all kinds of aspects from foreign policy, domestic affairs, economics, social issues, and more. I haven't read his stuff, but I've hea...
by TheStrongest
Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cops with Body Cameras for police transparency
Replies: 53
Views: 6943

Re: Cops with Body Cameras for police transparency

I have two problems with that statement: 1. The cop is a citizen, and I'd be awful pissed if I was constantly surveyed at work 2. This means that citizens will be having their activities monitored, mind you, even before they are arrested or convicted of any crime. In many jobs, aren't you being sur...
by TheStrongest
Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Casey Anthony Trial - Not Guilty
Replies: 85
Views: 11809

Re: Casey Anthony Trial - Not Guilty

Yeah, I really didn't remember who this woman was or what she did until this week. I have my own opinions about the verdict, but I'll repeat what I said to my mother and several co-workers: we're hearing what the media tells us, and by proxy, what the defense and prosecution want us to know. Unfortu...
by TheStrongest
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?
Replies: 139
Views: 72197

Re: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?

It depends on what my situation is at the time. If I need a quick, convenient meal, I'll go to BK if possible. Their burgers are alright for a fast-food joint. If I want something a little better, Five Guys is my main choice, no doubt about it. I have never had a negative experience there, and altho...
by TheStrongest
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cold Pizza
Replies: 50
Views: 23376

Re: Cold Pizza

Cold pizza tastes better than hot pizza.

There, I said it.
by TheStrongest
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?
Replies: 256
Views: 46662

Re: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?

Honestly, what would be the point of living on if everyone around you whom you ever cared about dropped dead? It's pretty cliche, but I'd off myself pretty damned quick.
by TheStrongest
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Europes Debt Crisis
Replies: 28
Views: 3447

Re: Europes Debt Crisis

This is a lot harder to solve than I originally thought it was. What do you guys think the answer is? Maybe have the richer 2 or so nations just assume all the debt in exchange for uniting the continent? The only straightforward answer is long-term cuts to government spending and reorganization of ...
by TheStrongest
Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bachman for Pres..President?
Replies: 18
Views: 2248

Re: Bachman for Pres..President?

Her views scare me just as much as the next guy, but I doubt she has a good chance at capturing the nomination. The GOP knows she's too much of a hardliner conservative to capture independent votes. They'll almost certainly pick Romney or Pawlenty.
by TheStrongest
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The role of government wrt social/economic well being...
Replies: 32
Views: 4225

Re: The role of government wrt social/economic well being...

I would say it depends on the system of government present and the proximity to a major election. If it's close to election time, the government should probably hold off; assuming the party which advocated the policy is still in power, they can then push forward the initiative with an implied mandat...
by TheStrongest
Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 22137

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

That seems unnecessarily controlling. My bosses don't care if I install World of Warcraft on my computer, but I guess that's an advantage of working for a small tech company. That kind of thing is why I hope never to work a company that doesn't fit in one building. You think that's restrictive? My ...
by TheStrongest
Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "The world is getting warmer" said Romney
Replies: 42
Views: 6788

Re: "The world is getting warmer" said Romney

See, the Republicans can win elections based on their economic views, combined with the current sentiment that Obama's effort to alleviate the recession is lackluster at best. Plenty of Americans agree with the economics. If the GOP really wants to gain back lost voters, especially centrists and ind...
by TheStrongest
Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3525718

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

You'd think shit like this would stop when you get to college, but you'd be wrong *cue tape of undergrad putting greasy pizza on top a school x-box, covering the vents. no, not a plate with pizza on it, the pizza itself, all greasy and tomato saucy, directly on the x-box, over the vents, of the x-b...
by TheStrongest
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1743500

Re: Today I Learned

Yeah, no needles are going near my junk. Give me the old fashioned rubber please.
by TheStrongest
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3525718

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Astoundingly mind-blowing as it is, but it's easier to get people to give a school money if you tell them the money's going to be used on new computers so they can continue their technology education and be prepared for the jobs of the future than it is to tell them the money's going to be used on ...
by TheStrongest
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Alternative Universe
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: Alternative Universe

To start with. If the earth did not rotate on its axis, What would happen to our diets. Diets? I recommend you register for a course in elementary biology. The lack of the Earth's rotation caused most edible plant species to die out. Our ancestors proved to be abysmal failures at hunting, too. Fort...
by TheStrongest
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Attack and Defend
Replies: 2904
Views: 280407

Re: Attack and Defend

I whip out a conveniently placed gas mask from my backpack and strap it on my face, lessening the effects of the fumes.

I purchase a soda bottle, shake it up, and commence a fizzy rocket attack on the NP.
by TheStrongest
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11477
Views: 1022849

Re: Vending machine!

You cringe as the frantic cries of the goat fill the hallway. However, the goat reemerges unharmed along with several bottles of goat milk and chunk of goat cheese.

I put in my old cell phone.
by TheStrongest
Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Think of the children watch: Dead or Alive: Dimensions
Replies: 34
Views: 4595

Re: Think of the children watch: Dead or Alive: Dimensions

First small tits; now this? Australia's government needs to get out of the bedrooms. I know that in the United States, possessing a fictional representation of a minor in sexual situations will not normally get someone convicted of child pornography. There was a case in Iowa in 2008 where a man was ...
by TheStrongest
Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My Proposal For A New Law; The Home Religious Acts
Replies: 88
Views: 11568

Re: My Proposal For A New Law; The Home Religious Acts

It seemed obvious what your personal view would be, I just don't like to see the appeal to the US constitution arguments*. I just thought it was important to stress they reasons we have the 1st amendment instead of using it as the argument. *to be honest its probably because I'm strongly pro gun ri...
by TheStrongest
Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11477
Views: 1022849

Re: Vending machine!

Nothing is dispensed from the machine, but you hear hysterical cackling emanating from the machine. You seem to recognize this laughter.

I put in gasoline.
by TheStrongest
Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3525718

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

My guess would be that the school gets a 'Computers Budget' that HAS to be spent on computers. I attend a private, Catholic school, and we don't receive state money. We do get grants for technology, which is what I believe is being used to acquire these MacBooks. My main gripe is that the school is...
by TheStrongest
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1743500

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned about this.

Freaky, ain't it?
by TheStrongest
Tue May 31, 2011 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3525718

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

How the hell can a school purchase dozens upon dozens of MacBooks (which will probably end up being abused like our desktops) and not install A/C in the bleeding classrooms when they know how damned hot it gets? Also, screw you Barracuda web filter. Let me play games when all my assignments are comp...
by TheStrongest
Tue May 31, 2011 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Male Birth Control Method
Replies: 50
Views: 6658

Re: New Male Birth Control Method

Makes me a bit squeemish, but as long as it is not permanent and is proven not to cause damage to the urogenital system, go for it!
by TheStrongest
Mon May 30, 2011 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to design weapons?
Replies: 134
Views: 19451

Re: Is it right to design weapons?

Numerous things can be used as weapons: kitchen knives, hammers, crowbars, etc. If someone commits a murder with that object, is the manufacturer guilty? Even though arms companies explicitly design their products to kill people more efficiently, I don't believe you can fault them for the actions of...
by TheStrongest
Mon May 30, 2011 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Transhumanism
Replies: 145
Views: 18174

Re: Transhumanism

If you don't want to upload yourself, then don't upload yourself? I mean, it's not like anything I've seen is proposing forcing anything on anyone else (Although I didn't watch the videos provided in the initial link). Although mind-uploading isn't the entirety of transhumanism, any modification of...
by TheStrongest
Mon May 30, 2011 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My Proposal For A New Law; The Home Religious Acts
Replies: 88
Views: 11568

Re: My Proposal For A New Law; The Home Religious Acts

While I agree with your legal evaluation, I think your making an is/ought type mistake. It is true that the first amendment prevents this law, but that doesn't necessarily say it ought to be that way. Considering the horrendous risks this would actually put society at(think of the police powers nee...
by TheStrongest
Mon May 30, 2011 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 132
Views: 14134

Re: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants

This is a very bad idea on Germany's part. Nuclear energy has the potential to create thousands of jobs, and eliminate the need for large use of fossil fuels. More research in the field could enable us to find a way to better dispose of the waste, causing much less environmental damage. All Germany ...
by TheStrongest
Sun May 29, 2011 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My Proposal For A New Law; The Home Religious Acts
Replies: 88
Views: 11568

Re: My Proposal For A New Law; The Home Religious Acts

I'm an atheist, and this is the worst proposal for a law I've ever read. The 1st Amendment prevents Congress from prohibiting the free exercise of religion (and irreligion), and that's that.

Not sure if troll...
by TheStrongest
Sun May 29, 2011 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2474274

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

SmoothBlade wrote:I wish for a cheeseburger


Granted, but the meat packing plant had an outbreak of Mad Cow.

I wish for a relationship with my crush.
by TheStrongest
Sun May 29, 2011 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 486038

Re: Interviewing the fora

I have 1 budgie now, and she has tried to bite me, but not kill...yet. Interestingly, her partner (who has since died from...unrelated causes) was nearly killed by her.

Next poster, what do you do for a living?
by TheStrongest
Sun May 29, 2011 1:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Have You Changed Your Religion?
Replies: 92
Views: 11053

Re: Have You Changed Your Religion?

I was raised in a Roman Catholic family. My mother was a conservative, fairly frequent church-goer. My father was more liberal and only went on holidays, weddings, or funerals. As a child, I was taken to Mass by my mother, but when I reached elementary school, I began to get angry and fussy when I w...
by TheStrongest
Sun May 29, 2011 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Victoria 2
Replies: 36
Views: 17694

Re: Victoria 2

I've actually had a lot of fun playing as Japan. They start off with pretty high literacy and a homogenous population in a pretty quiet neighborhood, so they're a good country to learn the ropes on. Since they're populous and educated, you can reach Great Power status pretty quickly once you wester...
by TheStrongest
Sun May 29, 2011 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Transhumanism
Replies: 145
Views: 18174

Re: Transhumanism

Whereas I think that anyone making this objection doesn't understand trans-humanism. If you can manipulate the brain to the degree needed for mind uploading, they will suffice because they produce an absolutely identical reaction. You're right; an hour's worth of reading probably isn't enough for m...
by TheStrongest
Sat May 28, 2011 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Victoria 2
Replies: 36
Views: 17694

Re: Victoria 2

So, I got this recently because the economic system sounds a lot like a system I started designing a while ago; so far, I'm mostly still floundering. I think my least favorite thing at the moment is that there isn't really a country I want to start as. Great Britain is awesome but so massively huge...
by TheStrongest
Sat May 28, 2011 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Transhumanism
Replies: 145
Views: 18174

Re: Transhumanism

From what I've read before and watched in those videos, Transhumanism not only seems unlikely, but scary to me. I'm fearful of the implications for the human race if Transhumanism is ever implemented. I feel that it ultimately will not bring the promise of improved quality of life, or, if it does, i...

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