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by Jorsh!
Tue May 12, 2009 6:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UAE fines mother over baby death
Replies: 127
Views: 8783

Re: UAE fines mother over baby death

There are countries which might disagree with you there. Canada , for example, where it is not a baby until it is both completely outside of the woman's body and alive. This was decided by the Supreme Court in the case of R. v. Sullivan in 1991. So, depending where you are and who you ask, the woman...
by Jorsh!
Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185522

Re: Religion

Why? Islam does not recognise Jesus as the Son of God - and I think the Bible makes it pretty clear that Jesus is the Son of God. So either Islam is right and the Bible has got it wrong (in which case why trust it [the Bible]?), or the Bible is right and Islam has got it wrong. It turns out Jesus, ...
by Jorsh!
Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man wants to marry comic-book character
Replies: 59
Views: 5784

Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Well I would like to marry Sierpinski's Triangle, so we'll need a constitutional amendment allowing marriage to 1.5849-dimensional objects. What a coincidence! I'm rather infatuated with a certain special little Mobius strip. We need laws for three-dimensional objects possessing only a single conti...
by Jorsh!
Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raptor on a microprocessor
Replies: 12
Views: 1849

Re: Raptor on a microprocessor

What I want is a list of crazy things raptors design onto processor chips.
by Jorsh!
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raptor on a microprocessor
Replies: 12
Views: 1849

Re: Raptor on a microprocessor

In that case, I would gladly also add a gun that fires live sharks.
by Jorsh!
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raptor on a microprocessor
Replies: 12
Views: 1849

Re: Raptor on a microprocessor

Why did they add a spiked glove-thingy on the tail? Aren't raptors scary enough already?
by Jorsh!
Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Arnold trying to terminate Proposition 8?
Replies: 77
Views: 8511

Re: Arnold trying to terminate Proposition 8?

Malice wrote:I think Clint means the assumption that the dominant religion = majority opinion. Christianity holds only a plurality of the public, at about a third.

Ah. Fair enough. I concede that point, and notice that others have since made the connection I originally intended. Good for them.
by Jorsh!
Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Arnold trying to terminate Proposition 8?
Replies: 77
Views: 8511

Re: Arnold trying to terminate Proposition 8?

There's an assumption here. Can you figure out what it is? Do you mean an assumption about the accuracy of the pie chart? It was used entirely for illustrative purposes, and its accuracy doesn't really affect the general basis of my point. If you mean something else, then I am embarrassingly in the...
by Jorsh!
Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Arnold trying to terminate Proposition 8?
Replies: 77
Views: 8511

Re: Arnold trying to terminate Proposition 8?

Finally, I have nothing against gays personally. But when religious views are trampled(religious views of BILLIONS) for a small group (hundreds of millions ) then there's a problem. I found a nifty pie chart suggesting that Christianity is still the dominant religion on the planet. So, by this logi...
by Jorsh!
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Separation of Church and State
Replies: 149
Views: 11069

Re: Separation of Church and State

After all, Thomas Jefferson went to Church every Sunday in the United States Treasury building while churches were being built in the District. Jefferson may have been a churchgoer, but he also produced the Jefferson Bible . Make of that what you will. The problem with using religion as a basis for...
by Jorsh!
Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 146160

Re: eating meat

I know someone who eats meat unless it comes from a creature that is 'very ugly' (fish, for example) or 'very cute' (lamb, rabbits). She upsets me. Really, it all comes down to eyebrows. North Americans don't like to eat anything with eyebrows. P.S.: Most sheep are ugly and mean by the time we eat ...
by Jorsh!
Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185522

Re: Religion

Judaism also has no eternal damnation.. how many religions that are not Christianity do believe in eternal damnation? Egyptian mythology didn't have eternal damnation as such, but the unrighteous did have their souls fangoriously devoured by the goddess Ammit, known appropriately as the Devourer of...
by Jorsh!
Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185522

Re: Religion

May I ask why it is wrong to impose ones beliefs upon others? By telling me that's wrong, aren't you imposing your beliefs on me? So who gets to impose? I suggest the people who do not want to be bothered may have the right-of-way on this one. When I was 17, a local church youth group volunteer ann...
by Jorsh!
Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Critical Mass fight in Seattle
Replies: 186
Views: 13001

Re: Critical Mass fight in Seattle

Well then maybe the cyclists shouldn't have formed an angry mob. "those exact people" quite reasonably extends to the entire mob. He was trying to get away from them. (and even if they hadn't attacked him yet, they certainly were trying to intimidate him.) The fact that some of them had b...
by Jorsh!
Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Critical Mass fight in Seattle
Replies: 186
Views: 13001

Re: Critical Mass fight in Seattle

I'm saying 30 minutes would pass my breaking point. 30 seconds wouldn't be that bad. It's a bit worse then getting stuck at a passing train. Intentionally running into other drivers is, generally speaking, illegal. Running into pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and other smaller-than-automobile ...
by Jorsh!
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Critical Mass fight in Seattle
Replies: 186
Views: 13001

Re: Critical Mass fight in Seattle

Random832 wrote:Not a parade. Parades have permits and preannounced routes. That's the difference between a parade and a mob.

Then substitute "mob" for every instance of "parade". Would it still be OK for the driver to plow forward if it was a crowd of seniors or people in wheelchairs?
by Jorsh!
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Critical Mass fight in Seattle
Replies: 186
Views: 13001

Re: Critical Mass fight in Seattle

Did you just say that you ride your bike on an 80km/h road? Yes, and on highways. Since 80 km/h roads are the norm in rural areas, my options are somewhat limited. It doesn't matter, though; I don't cause problems for drivers, and they don't cause problems for me. It may involve some give and take,...
by Jorsh!
Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Critical Mass fight in Seattle
Replies: 186
Views: 13001

Re: Critical Mass fight in Seattle

In Canada, any unmarked road outside of municipal limits carries an assumed limit of 80 km/h. In a country this size, towns and cities are so far apart in many areas that 80 km/h roads and highway cycling are the only option for getting from point A to point B. The good news, of course, is that most...
by Jorsh!
Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2373974

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

My name has never really been Jorsh!, but when people use it on occasion, I swear it really does have an exclamation point. I am very nearly a teacher, a decision I made after two years of work as the sole reporter at a community newspaper in northern B.C. Though I officially have an English degree ...

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