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by Maduyn
Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chinese General pushes for democracy.
Replies: 83
Views: 9009

Re: Chinese General pushes for democracy.

I would support a coup in china if the result is democracy (provided genocide and other war crimes are not committed to get to this goal). I think that the lack of the people's interest in their government is one of the major contributing factors to corruption in china. I think that if the people of...
by Maduyn
Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chinese General pushes for democracy.
Replies: 83
Views: 9009

Re: Chinese General pushes for democracy.

If a military coup were to happen in china to install democracy i'd be okay with that.
by Maduyn
Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Right to die.
Replies: 187
Views: 31009

Re: Right to die.

Hedonic Treader wrote:I see. So using babies as sex toys should be legal, then?


No because society has agreed that babies must be protected due to their potential.
by Maduyn
Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Right to die.
Replies: 187
Views: 31009

Re: Right to die.

To use an analogy to explain the essence of the ability to consent to life issue. Imagine a baby as a Golem from Discworld in the fact that until it owns itself it has no consciousness. This is to say that until a baby is capable of taking responsiblity for its actions it is nothing more than a tool...
by Maduyn
Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Recording police officers now a felony in several states
Replies: 74
Views: 7827

Re: Recording police officers now a felony in several states

This is also stupid as it would just fill jails and prisons needlessly as well as court rooms.
by Maduyn
Wed May 26, 2010 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 940191

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

I have a question what is the basic thing the Protoss player is going for in the following matches? pvt marines and maruaders pvp (any good strat besides voidrays) pvz mass mutalisk cause when ive hit these things ive been crushed because i have no idea what unit mix i am going for? so any thoughts?
by Maduyn
Mon May 24, 2010 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

To the first one you could still control the company but excess profits would go to the government to do with as the voters see fit Also the government would become the primary venture capital lender to the second one i see your point and i think a solution was something i said earlier the idea bei...
by Maduyn
Mon May 24, 2010 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

you can change your bracket by making a new company but you cant get rich any (based on the bracket) extra money you make off that will be used by the government to make roads and cure dieases So, I should create my baby, nurture it to health, and then hand it over the government, and let it use it...
by Maduyn
Mon May 24, 2010 3:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

The idea is getting people focused on steady income over a long period of time it removes a bad incentive to create a crash to make money It requires that people seek stability So, instead of making a new business that might make a lot of money and might lose all the money I put into it, I should j...
by Maduyn
Mon May 24, 2010 3:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

i switch my favored measurement to value added adjusted for luck *ie if you were luckier you get taxed more* i believe taxes should work like this bottom 10% no taxes for every 10% up from that you get taxed 10% of your income up to the top 10% who get taxed 90% some variation on this basic idea The...
by Maduyn
Mon May 24, 2010 2:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

And capitalism fails because it says they should be allowed to purchase that second house and leave their neighbour in the street. Why would someone work for the extra money if they are just going to see it go to their neighbors' needs instead of theirs? You're making the assumption here that the '...
by Maduyn
Mon May 24, 2010 1:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

And capitalism fails because it says they should be allowed to purchase that second house and leave their neighbour in the street. Why would someone work for the extra money if they are just going to see it go to their neighbors' needs instead of theirs? For the good of their family, friends, neigh...
by Maduyn
Mon May 24, 2010 12:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

What about the tom who made it to the NFL and now makes millions what did he build? Or the NBA star or Supermodel what did they contribute to society? Entertainment that millions of people were willing to pay for. But in that situation (more the supermodel than the NHL player) luck is what it is al...
by Maduyn
Mon May 24, 2010 12:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

Tom, Dick and Harry You seem to be operating under the impression that capitalism acts paternally, dividing up a pre-existing pie based on what you perceive as unfair metrics that discount effort and who "deserves" what. In reality, it is merely accounting how the pie was built by each of...
by Maduyn
Sun May 23, 2010 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

And the same arguments can be made towards everything. Which is where capitalism fails. Because people are dicks. If you have $400,000, and someone comes and tells you they want to take almost half of that, no-one wants to give it up. That's the price of a new Ferrari. And capitalism favours the id...
by Maduyn
Sun May 23, 2010 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

the side notes on private aid on intresting and id call them to be fair uncertain either way Fair uncertain? The money sent back home by people working in the US was, in 2000, about 20% larger than the amount the federal government spent on aid to other countries- and remittances are one of the bes...
by Maduyn
Sun May 23, 2010 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

I believe that without the government taking tax money and giving it in foreign aid very little would be done by the private sector to improve the lives of people outside the country. The last time I looked, American private aid to other countries was several times foreign aid to other countries. T...
by Maduyn
Sun May 23, 2010 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

Basicly to summarize i think the government should interfere in the buisness of private citizens if what they are doing does not support humanity but only works to their own selfish ends. Isn't this a little... vague, at best? If you presume that all humanity should be working for improving the liv...
by Maduyn
Sun May 23, 2010 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

I think that economic activity is generally far too regulated, that income taxes at the level they are at now restrict the ability of private citizens to pursue their own ends, and that the tax system as set up now is damagingly unfair. I think the government presumes a level of mastery over the Am...
by Maduyn
Sun May 23, 2010 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

Well just so we disscuss the right things what restrictions do you think the government does now that you think should be removed or modified?
by Maduyn
Sun May 23, 2010 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

Then what do you suggest? I Think that wealth AND happiness need to be looked at i just suggested wealth because its what most standards today are based on. The argument that the piece makes is that it's not a particularly relevant measure, or at the best an incomplete one. You have to address that...
by Maduyn
Sun May 23, 2010 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

Then what do you suggest?
I Think that wealth AND happiness need to be looked at i just suggested wealth because its what most standards today are based on.
by Maduyn
Sun May 23, 2010 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

Material because its easier to measure. Why is measuring important? Is knowing that we're wealthy better than being satisfied? Measuring is important in order for there to be an actual standard. If happiness can be measured just as well as material wealth then im fine with that system being used in...
by Maduyn
Sun May 23, 2010 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

in my view it is a nations obligation to get everyone in the nation at or above a certain standard of living and then to keep increasing the bar for the basic standard of living. Also it is also my view that a nation has obligations to do this for everyone not just its citizens. Material standard o...
by Maduyn
Sun May 23, 2010 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20688

Re: America's New Culture War

in my view it is a nations obligation to get everyone in the nation at or above a certain standard of living and then to keep increasing the bar for the basic standard of living.

Also it is also my view that a nation has obligations to do this for everyone not just its citizens.
by Maduyn
Sun May 23, 2010 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 940191

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

i think ill post here 2 games every day just to see if anyone has more advice and my hope is that ill get better because of it. If I may make a suggestion: Watch the games yourself and make your own analysis before uploading it here and then compare the advice you get to your inital analysis. This ...
by Maduyn
Sun May 23, 2010 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australia would like to see your porn collection
Replies: 56
Views: 8020

Re: Australia would like to see your porn collection

Why would people need all that porn? It seems like a needless waste of space. Well, all those gigabytes of porn still take less space than an inflatable woman or sheep. So it's not really wasted space, is it? And real women supposedly take up even more space. :wink: spoilered for silly sexism. but ...
by Maduyn
Sun May 23, 2010 8:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Draw Mohammad Day
Replies: 414
Views: 47640

Re: Draw Mohammad Day

I think it's roughly analogous to mocking dead and wounded servicemen. It's legal, and you'd receive a similar reaction (death threats etc), but I don't see a "take the piss out of dead soldiers" day. If you're going to be a dick to fight for your right to be a dick you have to do it to e...
by Maduyn
Sun May 23, 2010 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 940191

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

Well thank you both for the advice i hope my improvement comes more rapidly than you expect but any improvement because of your guys advice will be great.

i think ill post here 2 games every day just to see if anyone has more advice and my hope is that ill get better because of it.
by Maduyn
Sat May 22, 2010 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 940191

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

Need help my opening seems to be all wrong i mostly play as toss but out of about 40 games so far I've won only about 16 I try to get 2 gateways then go cybercore but i get to0 focused on micro my macro suffers PM me with your email and ill send you the last 10 replays of games ive played if you wan...
by Maduyn
Fri May 21, 2010 3:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Korea threatens 'all-out war'
Replies: 184
Views: 22187

Re: North Korea threatens 'all-out war'

Is NK so brainwashed or cut off that there is no one we can pay to remove Kim Jong il for us? Also on the artillery thing is there really no way at all from stopping Seoul from getting leveled short of total nukage. Hell if it has to be moved in to place before firing it seems like it could be stop...
by Maduyn
Fri May 21, 2010 2:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australia would like to see your porn collection
Replies: 56
Views: 8020

Re: Australia would like to see your porn collection

im curious if you store pornographic files on a sever in say the USA could you access it in australia and download the files?
cause if you cant eventually i predict that Australia is gonna ban all of what they view as "objectionable content"
by Maduyn
Thu May 20, 2010 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Draw Mohammad Day
Replies: 414
Views: 47640

Re: Draw Mohammad Day

I'm not saying that's a reason not to hold this "protest" but I'm not certain enough in my convictions that it is a good thing that will not be doing harm to people along the way in the form of increasing the "otherness" of Muslims in the US. That's a good point - I think we can...
by Maduyn
Thu May 20, 2010 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Draw Mohammad Day
Replies: 414
Views: 47640

Re: Draw Mohammad Day

Image

Is this good?
by Maduyn
Thu May 20, 2010 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Draw Mohammad Day
Replies: 414
Views: 47640

Re: Draw Mohammad Day

Okay let me ask this question.

If i put a picture up of Ronald McDonald and just post a caption that he is the prophet Mohammad Is that still offensive? Even though clearly it is not Mohammad?
by Maduyn
Mon May 17, 2010 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 940191

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

Just to bitch and moan i think that the T1 Protoss take too much vespene gas.
by Maduyn
Sat May 15, 2010 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Muhammad cartoonist makes a comeback
Replies: 78
Views: 8774

Re: Muhammad cartoonist makes a comeback

You have to protect troll because if you don't you end up with the chance that someone with an honest reason to do something offensive they could become criminalized.
by Maduyn
Fri May 14, 2010 4:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Yet another completely worthless thing from the Pentagon.
Replies: 41
Views: 6482

Re: Yet another completely worthless thing from the Pentagon

Our men and women know what the ROE is and are pretty good about following them. What they don't need are medals for “courageous restraint”. What they don't need are leaders waving medals around that may give them pause to act. What they do need are leaders who have their backs so when the lead is ...
by Maduyn
Fri May 14, 2010 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Right to die.
Replies: 187
Views: 31009

Re: Right to die.

The only problem (and I don't even know how much of it is even a problem) is teens. If Euthanasia is used primarily as a way of cowardice, then it will reinforce their desire to eliminate themselves as trash. If suicide is seen as a way of feeding back life, that is a noble act, then I feel that th...
by Maduyn
Fri May 14, 2010 3:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Muhammad cartoonist makes a comeback
Replies: 78
Views: 8774

Re: Muhammad cartoonist makes a comeback

For some in that ethnic group choosing not to be arbitrated by a cleric is not a choice at all because then they might be considered a risky investment by their community.

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