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by yelly
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: WTF Is Wrong With People! OR: People Killing Babies
Replies: 42
Views: 4826

Sadly, there are so many cases in which I think "why are people so fucking stupid?", and this definitely being one of them. Anyway, here is a question for everyone: say you are walking down a road that doesn't have lots of people on it, and you see a baby in a car in pretty serious weather...
by yelly
Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What kinds of Wikipedia edits do you make?
Replies: 37
Views: 3710

I normally fix small things in articles I am reading anyway (I remember once when I was on Hassidism, there was this guy who claimed to the besht and later the messiah, that kind of stuff, as well as typos and whatnot). I might more heavily edit something if it is really wrong/biased.
by yelly
Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is in Your Garage?
Replies: 45
Views: 5666

Moe: The 'garage?' Hey fellas, the 'garage!' Well, ooh la di da, Mr. French Man.
Homer: Well what do you call it?
Moe: A car hole!
by yelly
Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making popular time capsules
Replies: 11
Views: 1676

Well, all you really will need is Google's servers in good shape to get most of the info you might need. And we will probably just keep on moving our entire knowledge base on to newer and newer storage until we come up with something that will stay around for a really, really long time (we are alrea...
by yelly
Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Jokes
Replies: 133
Views: 52009

How do you turn a guitarist into a bass player? Bash his head into the wall, but not too hard to make sure you don't get a drummer. How did bass players get to be the stupid ones anyway? I am a bass player myself and so are a few of my friends, and although bass players do tend to be ridiculously la...
by yelly
Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Possible acronyms for xkcd
Replies: 51
Views: 7868

yeah, but that guy was actually looking for the answer, and everyone else were just fucking with him! Not nearly as cool...
by yelly
Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Possible acronyms for xkcd
Replies: 51
Views: 7868

Because it is actually there to discuss a different topic and therefor inadequate.
by yelly
Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Possible acronyms for xkcd
Replies: 51
Views: 7868

Possible acronyms for xkcd

I was sniffing around the forums and I found this thread, and it seemed to be the only one discussing possible xkcd acronyms. This is inconceivable.
I will start the fun with eXtreme Kung-fu Cave Diving (in case you meat any black belt bats).
by yelly
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why do you discuss/argue?
Replies: 56
Views: 6380

Why do you discuss/argue?

I am a person who argues a lot (as lot's of people around here seem to be :)), not the asshole kind of arguing a lot about nothing, just the kind that enjoys a good argument. Once in a while I stop my rampage of arguining and ask myself, why the hell do people argue in the first place? The way I see...
by yelly
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why are there so many Libertarians online?
Replies: 41
Views: 5421

I've always been troubled by this one as well. For instance, I just ran in to one of the abortion polls on this site, 87% (I think) were pro-choice (or whatever you call it in the states). That is just not right. As much as I would like it to be, it isn't. I am always surprised by the number of peop...
by yelly
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

Because some people don't believe that's true. Those are silly people. Now if they're saying they should not be less important, then we have a small issue. But it's still one of those a priori type things. The fact that people try to justify it with weak arguments also bugs me. You have to make the...
by yelly
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

Well, if we're all equal, then we all should be held accountable for the same actions. Now, obviously, a wolf is not aware of it's own actions on the same level that a adult human is, but they are aware of what they are doing. As a result, they should be able to be rehabilitated. So, if you catch a...
by yelly
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No child left ahead?
Replies: 45
Views: 5224

I actually am pretty fond (so far) of the system in my school. This is how it works: First of all there are 2 strong classes that constitute the top 50%-60% of the non special ed students. Then there is a "medium ability" class which is basically just weak students, a "reinforcement&q...
by yelly
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

I think he is saying that humans are gods in comparison to animals. This point is problematic. One of the obvious questions that arise is: Why? Once a very avid vegetarian friend of mine (the kind that does give slideshows) accused humanity of speciesism, that is, like racism and and whatnot. Basic...
by yelly
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Words of Curse and their usage outside profanity.
Replies: 40
Views: 10912

I don't quit understand what you are asking... The use of curse words as descriptive is very popular: "no fucking way!", "holy shit!" etc. etc. And otherwise, words like "crap" are more than often used to refer to, well, crap. But when I do call someone a mother fucker,...
by yelly
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

Once you've already accepted the brutal slaughter of wild animals as "necessary", you've already said that the needs and desires of humans trump an animal's right to live. But I don't... Whether you like the idea or not, you do accept it. Or do you live outside and eat berries? I don't li...
by yelly
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

Belial wrote:Once you've already accepted the brutal slaughter of wild animals as "necessary", you've already said that the needs and desires of humans trump an animal's right to live.

But I don't...
by yelly
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

And you'd still be killing wild animals brutally all the time. Even moreso, because you'd be growing more soy and wheat. So...Hmm. Again, we're back at the "mercifully kill an animal that owes us its life, or brutally and wastefully kill an animal that owes us nothing". I don't see why th...
by yelly
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

So breeding animals in order to eat them is what makes it OK? (I am just trying to do some simple reduction, not piss everyone off just in case you were wondering) No. What makes it okay is that if we stopped eating them, they would all die, because no one would bother feeding them. Well, I am will...
by yelly
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

We do not create children for the purpose of eating their flesh later. We allow cows to procreate for the express purpose of eating their children's flesh and/or living off the milk they produce. So breeding animals in order to eat them is what makes it OK? (I am just trying to do some simple reduc...
by yelly
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

Those animals didn't owe us their lives. This definitely requires more explaining. The cow, goat, chicken, sheep, lamb, and pig (if not plenty I'm forgetting) would not exist nor continue to exist in it's present form were it not for humans consuming them and their products. And this makes it OK to...
by yelly
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

I didn't say it is OK, but that there are different levels of immediate action that can be taken. And killing to eat is definitely, from a moral point of view, worse than "accidentally" killing. What part of construction and farming are "accidental"? "Oh shit, I accidentall...
by yelly
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

EDIT: sorry for the double post.
by yelly
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

I didn't say it is OK, but that there are different levels of immediate action that can be taken. And killing to eat is definitely, from a moral point of view, worse than "accidentally" killing. If I had the choice I would stop all human induced animal death all together. Those animals did...
by yelly
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

There has to be a separation between the moral and the practical. I am not calling for all animal killing to stop tomorrow, of course it will have to be a slow and gradual process if all meat eating where to cease. What I was saying about morality, in case you misunderstood me, is that the question ...
by yelly
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

Me personally? Yes, I think it's wrong to force views onto people. But I'm not a hypocrite and I take this stance as well so I don't force people, to stop trying to force people. I have a lot to say about the last bit of the thread, but this line is a good place to start with the overall point I am...
by yelly
Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

OK, so here is a question. If we could produce stuff that is 100% like meat, just without killing stuff, for the same price, would you be vegetarian? And if so, why? If killing animals now is OK, what changes?
by yelly
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

And doing nothing but eating crops doesn't remove you from the ecosystem.. how, exactly? I'm seriously trying to make heads or tails of this, and the grammar is so all over the place, I'm afraid I cannot. Section 1 just makes no sense. I'm assuming you mean something along the lines of "So how...
by yelly
Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

1. We are part of the ecosystem; refusing to eat animals means removing ourselves from that ecosystem, not helping it. 2. What's wrong with mass production of meat? We might do it wrongly, but I'm not sure how you can morally object to the notion itself. Why is eating a lot of meat, or meat that so...
by yelly
Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What do you play?
Replies: 274
Views: 36983

I've been playing the cello since, well, ever, and I have more recently started playing the bass guitar. I plan on picking up a harmonica sooner or later (so I have what to do when I sit in jail) and if I ever have that kind of money lying around, I while be more than glad to treat myself to a doubl...
by yelly
Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

I eat meat, because it's tasty, readily available (in stores), and frankly, just because I can. Humans are omnivores, as can be easily observed by our canines and cutting teeth. Many of us have quirks - for example I hate tomatoes and never eat them - and vegetarians are the same just with meat, so...
by yelly
Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Israel
Replies: 1040
Views: 95078

A. A Jewish state of some sort is a necessity, as Jews have a long history of not being liked much in lots of places, and we can't all live in NY. This doesn't bar the option of, say, Uganda. I don't think this is true, anti semitism is very much a fringe occurance in europe aswell as america, whic...
by yelly
Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148292

I myself am a vegetarian and have been since the day I was born. To address all of the "yeah, but you need supplements" stuff, I have never taken any pills that my meat eating friends did not, I do not watch over my diet to make sure I am getting all the stuff I need, and I basically eat w...
by yelly
Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A question of statistics and cards
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

A question of statistics and cards

Me and my friends play a game called harts (the English version I believe, which is very different from the American one), and I can explain all the rules (feel free to ask), but I will only now explain the specific situation my question is about. Standard deck of cards (no Jokers), Aces high, 5 pla...
by yelly
Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Israel
Replies: 1040
Views: 95078

Before I write my post I will make a few things clear: 1. I live in Israel. 2. I am a Jew. 3. I am a reform Jew. 4. I am, in Israeli terminology, left wing. 5. I have no read the whole thread, it is ridiculously long. Now to my post. As to the question of Israel's right to exist, I agree with most o...
by yelly
Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2415685

Hi, I'm yelly.
Been reading the comics for I while, made me actually LOL more than once. I'm a Mac guy (infer what you will). I live in Jerusalem, Israel and I am in high-school.
Now that the boring mini-bio is out the way, let the fun begin!

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