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by Aceo
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1529
Views: 266525

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

Even if it is, that isn't how democracy works. A certain percentage of the people may have voted "leave" and not really meant it, because they never expected "leave" to win. And a certain percentage of the population might come to regret their vote to leave. But that still leave...
by Aceo
Thu May 15, 2014 10:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2715585

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

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/watch-video-cat-saves-boy-from-vicious-dog-attack/story-fngwib2y-1226918237526 Kid gets mauled by dog, cat scares off the dog. I probably should warn, the video may be distressing. Ok, so the cat, no doubt, was a heroine. But.... what the hell was the mother (o...
by Aceo
Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Segregation in the name of free speech
Replies: 43
Views: 8647

Re: Segregation in the name of free speech

Of course they can. When they approved the speaker, there was an unstated assumption that the audience would not be segregated, because this is the norm. If the speaker demands that the audience be segregated, this changes the situation to something other than what was originally approved, and it n...
by Aceo
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple Found Guilty of Murder, followed parenting book
Replies: 219
Views: 30323

Re: Couple Found Guilty of Murder, followed parenting book

Aren't those essentially DIY manuals about those subjects? That is, they only give a how-to on bomb making for example, but don't actively give you a target or any reason to use said material? Whereas, when you come to the 'parenting' book, it does say to hit your children.
by Aceo
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Southern Methodist University student solves rape
Replies: 240
Views: 27690

Re: Southern Methodist University student solves rape

"I'm not punching you in the face!" *Continues to punch you in the face*
by Aceo
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wheat is bad for you
Replies: 49
Views: 10144

Re: Wheat is bad for you

It's just another fad diet being pushed by the diet/exercise/food industry. 2 Years ago nobody knew what Gluten or Celiac disease was. Now I know a lot of people who are on gluten-free diets, but not because they have celiac disease, but simply because they read something about gluten being bad, or...
by Aceo
Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AU Woman raped in Emirates, Jailed for Reporting
Replies: 93
Views: 25386

Re: AU Woman raped in Emirates, Jailed for Reporting

According to this it's true, pending on whether it's source material is valid.
by Aceo
Sun May 26, 2013 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man Beheaded in Woolwich Terror Attack
Replies: 153
Views: 29906

Re: Man Beheaded in Woolwich Terror Attack

162 Islamophobic attacks in last few days. Including nine mosques, can this be terrorism?
by Aceo
Fri May 24, 2013 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man Beheaded in Woolwich Terror Attack
Replies: 153
Views: 29906

Re: Man Beheaded in Woolwich Terror Attack

It's quite telling when this goes to international news but a pretty similar story doesn't.
by Aceo
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7005
Views: 1166743

Re: Police misbehavior thread

How can they be so rushed as to be unplanned? I mean, aren't meth labs somewhat hard to dismantle and move? There's time for planning in a situation like this.
by Aceo
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill to make Rape/Incest Abortions "Destruction of Evidence"
Replies: 102
Views: 13188

Re: Bill to make Rape/Incest Abortions "Destruction of Evide

B. Tampering with evidence shall include a person committing criminal sexual penetration or incest procuring or facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another to obtain an abortion, of a fetus that is the result of the person's act of criminal sexual penetration or incest with the inte...
by Aceo
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shooting at CT Elementary School
Replies: 540
Views: 56606

Re: Shooting at CT Elementary School

28 people get shot in different locations and in separate incidents across the United States? Not a big deal, happens every day. 28 people get shot in the same place by the same guy? mass histeria It is pretty jarring with any subject when a 'country'-wide level of anything happens within a square ...
by Aceo
Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 602096

Re: Religion: The Deuce

He was brought back to life, a couple days later. His life restored, what was sacrificed was a couple days of his life, not the entirety of it. It was restored on a whim, what is precious about something that was able to be replaced so quickly and easily?
by Aceo
Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 602096

Re: Religion: The Deuce

If we allow the dictionary to guide us on the legitimate use of words, then loss is not required. In fact, the dictionary uses the word "offering". It also uses the phrase 'of something precious' so loss may be required in order to make it precious. Something that can be replaced/that you...
by Aceo
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rape in Steubenville, OH (Trigger)
Replies: 234
Views: 24352

Re: Rape in Steubenville, OH (Trigger)

http://24.media.tumblr.com/4dbb632b8e0d4b67f467a494043dff0f/tumblr_mg8jf2sktt1qidi4ko1_500.png Apparently, this is what was posted on one of the accuseds Facebook. Also, I think that I read somewhere that the state's Attorney General is related through regular meetings with the coach of the footbal...
by Aceo
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Foreclosure fraud settlement manages to get even worse...
Replies: 27
Views: 5671

Re: Foreclosure fraud settlement manages to get even worse..

Apart from it's not 10 guilty and 1 innocent, it's 10 guilty and 10000 innocent.
by Aceo
Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 375513

Re: Gun Control

by Aceo
Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 207722

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last: Pulp (end of last month)

Next: No idea yet...
by Aceo
Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 375513

Re: Gun Control

The main point being that if it is mainly ex-military/security guard trained people that are stopping a lot of the situations, then it isn't an issue of just increasing the amount of CCW holders but having more ex-military types continue to be CCW holders. These would appear to be two different type...
by Aceo
Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 375513

Re: Gun Control

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/12/armed-civilians-do-not-stop-mass-shootings Quite an interesting insight into some of the stories where 'civilians' have stepped in to stop a shooting, provided this can be trusted. One commenter caught my eye though, how does a vigilante know who to shoot...
by Aceo
Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 602096

Re: Religion: The Deuce

That's simple, don't piss off a god.
by Aceo
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 375513

Re: Gun Control

Stop trying to train teachers, they seriously don't have the time for that. All that time off and they still can end up behind on class planning, training as well as marking. But the teachers must be trained. Whether it's to use firearm or to lockdown with the students in a secure area and hide (or...
by Aceo
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 375513

Re: Gun Control

Stop trying to train teachers, they seriously don't have the time for that. All that time off and they still can end up behind on class planning, training as well as marking.
by Aceo
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 375513

Re: Gun Control

To get a gun in Japan, first, you have to attend an all-day class and pass a written test, which are held only once per month. You also must take and pass a shooting range class. Then, head over to a hospital for a mental test and drug test (Japan is unusual in that potential gun owners must affirm...
by Aceo
Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Muslims demand gay marriage exemption...
Replies: 40
Views: 8752

Re: UK Muslims demand gay marriage exemption...

All the practical, but still separate. So, they would be 'equal' but well...not.

Changing all marriages to state unions would just be destroying the traditions of all organizations while just changing them to allow gay marriage, when they want to, is pretty fine.
by Aceo
Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Muslims demand gay marriage exemption...
Replies: 40
Views: 8752

Re: UK Muslims demand gay marriage exemption...

I understand that the Muslim community feels strongly about this, but feel that for them to lobby on behalf of all religions seems to be just a tad ... patriarchal. Did you mean arrogant...'cause i'm not sure that that makes sense? I think that the UK government has more or less made a good decisio...
by Aceo
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shooting at CT Elementary School
Replies: 540
Views: 56606

Re: 27 dead in Shooting at CT Elementary School

Isn't there already a general shortage of teachers, nevermind head teachers, and having to add fully qualified to own/shoot/maintain a gun to that, isn't going to make the career any easier to manage?
by Aceo
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto
Replies: 646
Views: 85514

Re: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto

Top-selling romance novels sell because they're exciting, correct? Gone With the Wind and 50 Shades of Grey sold millions of copies because they were enjoyable to read, correct? That explains the "date rape is exciting" quote right there- books involving "date rape"-type scenari...
by Aceo
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto
Replies: 646
Views: 85514

Re: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto

Krogoth, I want to share a few pieces of information. There were 41 incidents of sexual assault reported to campus police at the University of Toronto between 2000 and 2010. (Bearing in mind that rape is not a term under Canadian law, but lives under the umbrella term “sexual assault.” Sexual assau...
by Aceo
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto
Replies: 646
Views: 85514

Re: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto

The Daily Mail is really not a good source for information like that, but the title "Men are the best bosses: Women at the top are just too moody" should really have given that away.
by Aceo
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheism as a civil rights movement
Replies: 570
Views: 53446

Re: Atheism as a civil rights movement

I've said this multiple times, but I feel It needs to be said some more times. I'm not religious, But I don't feel oppressed for it in any way. I'm not religious, But I don't feel oppressed for it in any way. We're discussing a non-problem here. Just because 'you' don't; doesn't mean other people d...
by Aceo
Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Radical Feminism
Replies: 454
Views: 110375

Re: Radical Feminism

How about stop referring to only women? It's incredibly insulting both to them and to men (as apparently they're the only one's that will abuse this). Actually it's not, it comes as part of the overall change in the fluidity of gender and general sex positivity which comes as pa...
by Aceo
Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Radical Feminism
Replies: 454
Views: 110375

Re: Radical Feminism

This isn't to say "Oh the horrors, let's scrap the whole thing!". I get it's complicated, and I still am happy to leave solving these difficult issues to people more experienced and knowledgeable. But my thought is that as this treatment of gender becomes more commonplace, it seems there ...
by Aceo
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Graduated tax.
Replies: 237
Views: 30762

Re: Graduated tax.

That...doesn't sound right for the UK system. You lose the Personal Allowance at 116k for a start. Losing £1 of PA for every £2 over 100,000 you earn.
by Aceo
Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tasmania tobacco ban for anyone born after 2000
Replies: 42
Views: 8292

Re: Tasmania tobacco ban for anyone born after 2000

I think that's probably a more reasonable age anyway, kids are still pretty suggestible at 18. they're not kids at 18. they get to vote, join the army, start a family, get a mortgage, donate a kidney or disappear and join a hippy commune. So, if we also increase all of those to 21. Then will it be ...
by Aceo
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CNN blog notes that 31 states gives Rapists custody of child
Replies: 66
Views: 11114

Re: CNN blog notes that 31 states gives Rapists custody of c

I would rather it be understood that to be raped is to be 'seriously injured'.

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