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by Princess Marzipan
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rape in Steubenville, OH (Trigger)
Replies: 234
Views: 23772

Re: Rape in Steubenville, OH (Trigger)

...branding minors as sex offenders for life is not the way to go about it Vengeance was served, but justice was not. I guess justice never stood a chance, when the only two possible outcomes were "let them go unpunished" or "destroy their lives". I disagree with this statement ...
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay cures AIDS
Replies: 39
Views: 7879

Re: Child with HIV cured

Better headline: Gay cures AIDS Where's your god now!? EDIT: He's being awesome and screwing with bigots actually. Actually actually, he's receiving praise from some of his idiot followers on the Internet. Apparently they're giving God credit for all the work that doctor did. http://i.imgur.com/eAt...
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: John Cheese: Politicians don't understand poverty
Replies: 324
Views: 49036

Re: John Cheese: Politicians don't understand poverty

The conclusion that must be drawn is that its readers think, its editors think, or its editors think its readers think: the amount of money poor people make and the effect the tax law will have on them is not relevant to how I feel about the tax law - all that's relevant is to me is how this will af...
by Princess Marzipan
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109393

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Why are your fellow firefighters, and unfellow paramedics or police officers, your "brothers" (they're all men, right? No women in any of those groups or you'd have sisters too), but the citizenry whose lives and safety are your solemn charge are just...what? Customers? Clients? Annoyance...
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109393

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Is this really the level of discussion you want to have between us? I'd like to believe that the discussion between us was going to be more nuanced than what you've dumbed it down to. What I've dumbed it down to. I'm done, since you can't seem to go two posts without insulting my intelligence. Don'...
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109393

Re: Police misbehavior thread

KnightExemplar wrote:Is this really the level of discussion you want to have between us? I'd like to believe that the discussion between us was going to be more nuanced than what you've dumbed it down to.

What I've dumbed it down to.

I'm done, since you can't seem to go two posts without insulting my intelligence.
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109393

Re: Police misbehavior thread

By all means, continue. Well, not all means. Please avoid the ones involving needless insults. Aight. You requested me to come up with a group on the spot, without consulting Google. So I did, Occupy is a big group that made headlines and focused a large portion of their protests on Police Misbehav...
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109393

Re: Police misbehavior thread

By all means, continue.

Well, not all means. Please avoid the ones involving needless insults.
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109393

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Nonetheless, it will pave the way to a bright, warm, inviting future.
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109393

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I for one am strongly in favor of a policy of increased sunshine and blowjobs.
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109393

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Princess Marzipan wrote:Who wants to be a member of a club that treats its members more poorly than its non-members?
Belial wrote:Scientologists
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:EA Sports employees.
Radical_Initiator wrote:Jehovah's Witnesses

I didn't know it was possible to be three places at once, let alone walk right into each of them simultaneously, but I guess that's why I'm not a physicist.
by Princess Marzipan
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109393

Re: Police misbehavior thread

No, it's valid to look at the expressed sentiment and wonder "Uhh, and what about NON-Americans?" But it's important to realize where the expressed sentiment is coming from, and realize that it's expressing frustration at a problem that has to be fixed FIRST, before fixing the wider proble...
by Princess Marzipan
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109393

Re: Police misbehavior thread

ninja'd! I don't think it's that Americans think killing non-Americans is okay. Admittedly, some do, and without qualification. The reason you see people specify "Americans" even if they'd like our government to avoid killing anybody without due process is, I think, because of the explicit...
by Princess Marzipan
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109393

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Nobody rallied behind those shooters. Yes, people glorified and hyped up their actions by focusing their attention on this or that dipshit asshole who figured killing dozens of innocent people was the best way to be remembered. People are rallying behind Dorner as opposed to behind any of those &qu...
by Princess Marzipan
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109393

Re: Police misbehavior thread

People are rallying behind Dorner as opposed to behind any of those "plenty of groups who are fighting police corruption" because what have those groups even accomplished lately? Name one, and name something it's done to fix the problem of police corruption, favoritism, and tribe ment...
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Turns Out Money Does Buy Happiness
Replies: 40
Views: 5823

Re: Turns Out Money Does Buy Happiness

McBurger Bell, the official restaurant of Slaughterbowl IX! Try the new Victory Burger; a half pound of bloody enemy beef topped with the fried lamentations of its women and drenched in spicy Vengeance Sauce (tm) !!! Haha, just kidding. There's no way there'd be a semicolon in that ad. Now ...
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109393

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I'm sorry, but what the fuck are you talking about? Nobody rallied behind those shooters. Yes, people glorified and hyped up their actions by focusing their attention on this or that dipshit asshole who figured killing dozens of innocent people was the best way to be remembered. People are rallying ...
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Turns Out Money Does Buy Happiness
Replies: 40
Views: 5823

Re: Turns Out Money Does Buy Happiness

McBurger Bell, the official restaurant of Slaughterbowl IX! Try the new Victory Burger; a half pound of bloody enemy beef topped with the fried lamentations of its women and drenched in spicy Vengeance Sauce(tm)!!!

Haha, just kidding. There's no way there'd be a semicolon in that ad.
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109393

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The police chief's comments on why he offered a million dollar bounty were priceless. He said it was because Dorner was targeting cops. And cops' lives are valuable. No mention of the civilians who are posting the million dollars, only the cops are worth that much. A reason to be critical of the LA...
by Princess Marzipan
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1109393

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The people cheering Dorner on don't feel in the least threatened by him, but do feel threatened by the LAPD specifically or police forces generally. He does need to be brought to justice for his actions. But so do many police officers who abuse their station to bully, harass, and yes, even injure or...
by Princess Marzipan
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Turns Out Money Does Buy Happiness
Replies: 40
Views: 5823

Re: Turns Out Money Does Buy Happiness

I've read a few Things On The Internet about money and happiness, and the general takeaway tends to be that money absolutely does buy happiness, in the form of eliminating the stress and worry over things like how to feed and shelter yourself or your loved ones. After a certain point, MORE money wil...
by Princess Marzipan
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1974471

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Oh hey a coding forum. <_< I'm taking a programming languages course on coursera. The first chunk of the course uses ML. The use of pattern matching in function definitions was covered in a ~3 minute optional video, and I made liberal use of it in a homework assignment that's going to get peer grade...
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people
Replies: 226
Views: 17976

Re: Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people

Get to the kissing already. :P
by Princess Marzipan
Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill to make Rape/Incest Abortions "Destruction of Evidence"
Replies: 102
Views: 12892

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

Not to mention how calm, cool, and collected one tends to be after being subjected to a rape. "Well, THAT was an emotionally harrowing and possibly psychologically scarring experience twelve hours ago. Anyway, what needs to get done today? Let's see, I need groceries, I have library books to re...
by Princess Marzipan
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill to make Rape/Incest Abortions "Destruction of Evidence"
Replies: 102
Views: 12892

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 Princess Marzipan
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill to make Rape/Incest Abortions "Destruction of Evidence"
Replies: 102
Views: 12892

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 Princess Marzipan
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sequester Part II, The Tea Party Strikes Back
Replies: 323
Views: 26764

Re: Fiscal Cliff Ends, For Now, Debt Ceiling in 2 Months

Tyndmyr wrote:Honestly, if minor laws can be abused for intimidation, then they just shouldn't be laws. Other people shouldn't be intimidated either.
Thanks for saving me the effort of typing something like this.
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The latest foreclosure horror: The Zombie Title
Replies: 33
Views: 3170

Re: The latest foreclosure horror: The Zombie Title

And why should these poor people get special treatment over the other poor people who were wise enough not to get into debt they couldn't repay? Pardon but my bluntness, but you're being an asshole. You're looking at this as if everyone getting foreclosed on magically knew at the time of signing th...
by Princess Marzipan
Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14586

Re: Fired for being hot

I also never called your position invalid; my point was that if you were arguing from a position of 'opinion of policy', and chose to not discuss specifics, then asking me to provide details to support my position is unreasonable. I'm officially no longer even sure what we're arguing about here, so...
by Princess Marzipan
Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14586

Re: Fired for being hot

I am thinking entirely of the employees here, particularly because of the egregiousness of the instance in this thread. I'm not going to argue against or discount any vague "struggles" that small business owners are having, because you're right, I don't know what those are. Please, specif...
by Princess Marzipan
Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15142
Views: 2624230

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

Clicked around after reading the turtle article. Found this: People asking dates about credit scores. I would get up and walk away. Date over. I can't believe this. How fucking brainwashed are we? (By "we" I mean the type of person that thinks a credit score is worth considering in a datin...
by Princess Marzipan
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14586

Re: Fired for being hot

Oh I'm all for a strong safety net. But seeing as we don't have one, I'd like for workers to be protected as much as possible. I don't pretend to fully grok all the economics and possible ramifications. My main point is merely that employees need protection from the fallout of unfairly losing their...
by Princess Marzipan
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14586

Re: Fired for being hot

One might not think that is fair, but she wasn't left on the street with nothing and, as someone with her experience, was probably able to find another job fairly quickly as that field is almost always in high-demand. Not everyone is lucky enough to be working in a field where there is high-demand....
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14586

Re: Fired for being hot

Izawwlgood wrote:Why do you feel being an employer forfeits your rights of work security?
Can you clarify this? I can read it a couple of different ways and I'd prefer to answer the right one.
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14586

Re: Fired for being hot

As for crafting policy, I am not - I stated I have no idea how best to go about this. I am arguing for a basis on which policy should be crafted, not for policies themselves. That basis is that because of the importance a job plays for most employees, employers should not be able to terminate those...
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14586

Re: Fired for being hot

It sounds like she had issues too. but again, you're totally filling in blanks and trusting what you're hearing. You have literally no idea what actually took place at all over the course of 10 years. But you're then trying to craft policy of some vague details of something you know nothing about a...
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14586

Re: Fired for being hot

The woman in this instance was given a single month of severance pay, which isn't necessarily long enough to find a new job, especially in a recession. Tirian hit it pretty well recently: If you're going to believe that protecting the marriage from his potential infidelity is worth any cost, then i...
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14586

Re: Fired for being hot

The woman in this instance was given a single month of severance pay, which isn't necessarily long enough to find a new job, especially in a recession. Tirian hit it pretty well recently: If you're going to believe that protecting the marriage from his potential infidelity is worth any cost, then it...
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14586

Re: Fired for being hot

I think if an employer wants to fire an employee for such reasons, they should be obligated to make a good faith effort in helping to find acceptable alternative employment *first*.
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14586

Re: Fired for being hot

And since when is his pants bulging her problem? If it's that bad, go jerk it off somewhere instead of taking someone's job away. Until this post, I'd been misreading the quote, thinking it was that if HER pants were bulging, as in hugging the skin tightly enough that contours were visible, it indi...

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