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by mypsychoticself
Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Have you dropped a class because you had too many?
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Re: Have you dropped a class because you had too many?

I've done that and didn't regret it at all. I started a semester taking 17 credit hours and dropped down to 14. I really think it depends on what year you are. If you're a junior or senior, dropping one class can be more of a hassle than if you're a freshman. If you came to school with credit (from ...
by mypsychoticself
Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Time article on American extremism
Replies: 60
Views: 5097

Time article on American extremism

The Secret World of Extreme Militias This August weekend of grueling mock combat, which left some of the men prostrate and bloody-booted, capped a yearlong training regimen of the Ohio Defense Force, a private militia that claims 300 active members statewide. The fighters shot blanks, the better to...
by mypsychoticself
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq
Replies: 141
Views: 16749

Re: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq

On a related note, has anybody else noticed that US news sites don't seem to be covering this video? Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places, but I can't find a single US news source that has addressed it. Image for comparison, spoilered for size. http://i.imgur.com/NVih0.jpg ETA: Fox News now ha...
by mypsychoticself
Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Movies Featuring people with mental problems
Replies: 16
Views: 2449

Re: Movies Featuring people with mental problems

This might be a bit late, but I'd like to recommend Phoebe in Wonderland as a fantastic movie.
by mypsychoticself
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Comrade Munroe
Replies: 18
Views: 1736

Re: Comrade Munroe

Fat Zombie wrote:So, obviously, Comrade Munroe can't be a communist. Otherwise he would be Ядndall Жunroe.

Actually, it would be spelled Рандалл Мунро
by mypsychoticself
Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Woman aims to become world's fattest
Replies: 28
Views: 3644

Re: US Woman aims to become world's fattest

There are a lot of posters here who really need to look critically at their own responses. Regardless of whether her behavior is healthy, regardless of whether it is good for her or her family or society, regardless of why she's doing this, she is still a human being with the right to make her own d...
by mypsychoticself
Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Limbaugh would go to Costa Rica if Obama healthcare passes.
Replies: 44
Views: 5682

Re: Limbaugh would go to Costa Rica if Obama healthcare pass

While it would be awesome to get him out of the country, I'd feel bad for the Costa Ricans.
by mypsychoticself
Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Early graduation for high school students
Replies: 31
Views: 3244

Re: Early graduation for high school students

The Times article makes it sound like you don't get out of school by doing this- you just get shunted over to a community college, where, most likely, you'd be learning a light professional trade, like nursing, bookkeeping, or justice (for police and paralegals). If this sort of thing were widespre...
by mypsychoticself
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Early graduation for high school students
Replies: 31
Views: 3244

Re: Early graduation for high school students

I realize that this is an annoying answer, but it really does depend on the particular student and situation. I could have easily left school a year early. I only enjoyed a few of my classes (the rest of them were insanely boring) and I had already taken a few AP and community college classes. Howev...
by mypsychoticself
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gerard Alexander: Why are liberals so condescending?
Replies: 97
Views: 8690

Re: Gerard Alexander: Why are liberals so condescending?

Getting used to the idea of gay soldiers in their midst? THERE ARE ALREADY AND HAVE BEEN GAY SOLDIERS IN THEIR MIDST; YOU JUST CAN'T PROFESSIONALLY MALIGN THEM WHEN THE POLICY IS REPEALED. I know. And it's incredibly frustrating that Congress is being slow on this. I was just trying to say what it ...
by mypsychoticself
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gerard Alexander: Why are liberals so condescending?
Replies: 97
Views: 8690

Re: Gerard Alexander: Why are liberals so condescending?

Maybe I'm just not thinking hard enough here, but what exactly are the "implementation" details? I'd wager that they are all either based in prejudice or unsolvable, in which case there's no point worrying about them anyway. Some of the preparation is psychological. For example, getting s...
by mypsychoticself
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australian court rules "Facts not subject to copyright"
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Re: Australian court rules "Facts not subject to copyright"

The actual ruling , and some other news links . The court ruled that the mere assembly of facts doesn't constitute a "Creative Work", and therefore, isnt subject to copyright. Yay! First the iiNet ruling, and now this! First I thought that this was about a scientific study or new historic...
by mypsychoticself
Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Crying antisemitism: a time-honored libel on the rocks?
Replies: 40
Views: 5226

Re: Crying antisemitism: a time-honored libel on the rocks?

If you allow the same redefinition that has been permitted for racism and sexism, antisemitism happens anytime someone promotes ideas that help propagate hatred of Jews. In this case, most criticisms of Israel and Israeli policy are in fact antisemitic. And this is true regardless of how valid the ...
by mypsychoticself
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tea Party Convention - implosion
Replies: 80
Views: 7554

Re: Tea Party Convention - implosion

There's an interesting take on the issue of the government's "poor record" over at fivethirtyeight today Its neither interesting or new. This is old news. Everyone thinks pork is bad... except their district pork. (We need a community center!) Everyone thinks Congress is corrupt... except...
by mypsychoticself
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tea Party Convention - implosion
Replies: 80
Views: 7554

Re: Tea Party Convention - implosion

As an example, well reasoned conservative pieces get much less interest here compared to some talking head saying something stupid or racist. Anger does a good job of getting people to focus their attention and chime in, and the extreme positions generate much more anger. Another example: Keith Olb...
by mypsychoticself
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tea Party Convention - implosion
Replies: 80
Views: 7554

Re: Tea Party Convention - implosion

No. Moving the party to the right will ensure they lose elections. All parties go to the middle to win. That's the Golden Mean Fallacy right there. When has it ever been factually established that most Americans are centrists or moderates? The vast majority whom I've ever met have definite opinions...
by mypsychoticself
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dating Market Victimizes Women at Majority-Female Colleges
Replies: 85
Views: 10040

Re: Dating Market Victimizes Women at Majority-Female Colleges

I don't believe it's been mentioned here (I just skimmed through), but there is some possibility that Chapel Hill girls are less victimized by gender ratios than poor reporting. I would like to say on behalf of myself and others that the comments were not meant to harm the reputation of the Universi...
by mypsychoticself
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gerard Alexander: Why are liberals so condescending?
Replies: 97
Views: 8690

Re: Gerard Alexander: Why are liberals so condescending?

This is why I dislike our current political parties. I hold no hope that we might eventually leave the two-party system, but I do think that some reorganizing of the existing parties might be beneficial. I'm sure many of you know that the current Republican party came from an alliance between the re...
by mypsychoticself
Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tea Party Convention - implosion
Replies: 80
Views: 7554

Re: Tea Party Convention - implosion

Someone else thought of a smart idea: Have democrats start passing bills that force Republicans to choose sides on the more controversal points of tea- partiers. example: Bill 3291 - Barack Obama was born in the United States. Yea or Nay Bill 3291 - The IRS is a legal entity with full constituional...
by mypsychoticself
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tea Party Convention - implosion
Replies: 80
Views: 7554

Re: Tea Party Convention - implosion

For anyone who's interested, you can see a transcript of Palin's speech at the Tea Party Convention here . There should be video, but it isn't working for me. The full video can be seen here for anyone else who can't watch it on C-SPAN. There were a lot of things that I didn't like about Palin's spe...
by mypsychoticself
Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tea Party Convention - implosion
Replies: 80
Views: 7554

Re: Tea Party Convention - implosion

If anyone wants a list of the Tea Party issues, they can be found here . Promoted Ideas - These popular ideas from each topic have been selected by the Contract From America panel. Implement the Fair Tax 8737 rating Legislation shall contain no unrelated ammendments 4431 rating Congressional Term Li...
by mypsychoticself
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Roadtrip!
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Re: Roadtrip!

There's always New York City. Hostels are relatively inexpensive.
DC would take several hours by car, but there's some pretty neat stuff there.
by mypsychoticself
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 10 Americans arrested moving Haitian children across border.
Replies: 51
Views: 4455

Re: 10 Americans arrested moving Haitian children across border.

That's really f***ed up. In related news, the Adoptees of Color Roundtable has issued a statement on adopting children from Haiti.
by mypsychoticself
Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Public Speaking Class
Replies: 11
Views: 2114

Re: Public Speaking Class

If you can't look people in the eye, look at their foreheads or noses. Don't wander around the stage. Enunciate. Remember to breathe.

Best of luck!
by mypsychoticself
Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Most XKCDish Book
Replies: 3
Views: 1619

Re: Most XKCDish Book

Zohar wrote:The xkcd book, for one.

This comment is made of win. Congratulations, have a cookie.
by mypsychoticself
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 452528

Re: Tattoos? (Recently merged: "Question")

@Belial: Like this ? Cool. Anyone know of any utility purposes to tattoos? Like, patients who get a mark tattooed for repeated surgery or something? I am NOT talking about numbering prisoners during WW2. saw a picture of a construction worker who had a 8 inch ruler on his fore arm. said he used it ...
by mypsychoticself
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: If you need another reason to loath Rush Limbaugh
Replies: 16
Views: 2816

Re: If you need another reason to loath Rush Limbaugh

Wait, so communism (and america's stance on it) isn't to blame for the shitty economies of tiny island countries south of florida? Yeah, I'm pretty sure they are. I don't really know what Limbaugh was referring to with his income tax comment. Honestly, I think we need to just start ignoring him (I ...
by mypsychoticself
Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 102
Views: 13737

Re: Conspiracy Theories

There was a programme here in the UK a few years ago called "Space Cadets", which tried to convince a group of members of the public that they were going up into space. There were taken to an army base in the UK and told they were in a Russian space training camp. They were then given tra...
by mypsychoticself
Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fan Fiction?
Replies: 14
Views: 1841

Re: Fan Fiction?

poxic wrote:Black Hat Guy and French Beret Guy yaoi?

/sorry

I have the feeling that that would end badly.
"That isn't a scone."
"Are you sure?" Chomp
"AAAAAAA!!!"
:shock:
by mypsychoticself
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 102
Views: 13737

Re: Conspiracy Theories

- The Somalis pirates are not just mere criminals but more of a citizens' militia that bug international commerce. The have killed less hostages than the rescue missions (0 to 1). In the meantime, illegal foreign dumping of nuclear wastes happen in their waters. When you say "bug international...
by mypsychoticself
Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 102
Views: 13737

Conspiracy Theories

First, an explanation: Over New Year's my aunt loaned me a DVD that she had been given by a friend of hers. Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement is about the Bilderberg group, and their plans for global enslavement. So, to get a discussion going, are there any conspiracy theories that you belie...
by mypsychoticself
Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:52 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Depressing SAT scores
Replies: 26
Views: 4790

Re: Depressing SAT scores

Honestly, I don't feel that the SAT really reflects intelligence. I know that I didn't study at all, and still did well. Most colleges don't have a certain score that they require for admission. Instead, they'll look at your score, your GPA, and your extra curriculars. Because you otherwise seem to ...
by mypsychoticself
Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sex bias probe in colleges' selections
Replies: 78
Views: 6752

Re: Sex bias probe in colleges' selections

Maybe the women simply aren't realising when they don't cut it. Please. It's already been established that young men aren't being served by the American education system . This isn't a problem that can be solved by University admissions. It has to be addressed at the lower levels. Current admission...
by mypsychoticself
Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Discworld Advice, Please!
Replies: 50
Views: 11576

Re: Discworld Advice, Please!

If you check the Wiki , you can read in chronological order. But to be honest, it's okay if you read them out of order. There are some character developments that start in one book and follow into another, but generally things are explained well enough in-book that it's okay to have forgotten detail...
by mypsychoticself
Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kindle, Nook, E-Reader and other Ebooks
Replies: 106
Views: 26203

Re: Kindle, Nook, E-Reader and other Ebooks

I just received a Nook, so I decided to add my two cents. The Nook is easy to navigate, has a small touchscreen, and is easy (for me) to read. I really only have two problems. ⋅ It is slow. For someone who is used to the speed of a computer or an iPod, it is annoying. The nook is slower th...
by mypsychoticself
Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cool Stuff to Learn/Memorize
Replies: 36
Views: 24936

Re: Cool Stuff to Learn/Memorize

I like memorizing poems. Right now, I'm learning The Ballad of Reading Gaol, by Oscar Wilde. Yet each man kills the thing he loves By each let this be heard, Some do it with a bitter look, Some with a flattering word, The coward does it with a kiss, The brave man with a sword!
by mypsychoticself
Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Automatic recommendations based on similar preferences
Replies: 9
Views: 3001

Re: Automatic recommendations based on similar preferences

You mean something like the iTunes Genius, but for books? I haven't seen anything like that, but amazon has a "customers who bought this item" feature.

Spoiler:
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by mypsychoticself
Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: snOMG HE'S GOT A GUN!
Replies: 30
Views: 4523

Re: Cop brings gun to snowball fight. Hilarity ensues.

Some more awesome/ridiculous quotes from the story and comments: Chant from 14 & U snowball fight: "You don't bring a gun to a snowball fight." Banner: "No war but snowball war." The WJLA story is bullshit. It was never a protest. The sign said "No War but Snowball War.&...
by mypsychoticself
Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Vague Prompt in History
Replies: 19
Views: 2729

Re: Vague Prompt in History

I don't know if your teacher has given you the DBQ rubric before, but I always like knowing where my grades are coming from. Here is the rubric.
by mypsychoticself
Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Facebook Argument
Replies: 14
Views: 3683

Re: Facebook Argument

I read through the whole thing, and this is what I noticed:

Really, they both sound pedantic. Whether or not anybody is correct, there's no need to be rude.

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