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by Bright Shadows
Sat May 15, 2010 7:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mother Jailed For Prostituting 12-Year-Old Daughter
Replies: 112
Views: 13287

Re: A case for capital punishment.

Bah, let's just have us a good ol' fashioned hangin' and forget the trials, everyone knows they're guilty. It doesn't matter if everyone thinks someone is guilty. If there isn't sufficient proof, we can't hang them, and even after a conviction, there are a significant amount of people who didn't co...
by Bright Shadows
Sun May 09, 2010 12:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees
Replies: 573
Views: 43819

Re: Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tee

To borrow an example used many, many times: If I wear a swastika armband to school, the school can make me leave. It's obvious there will be problems. No, they can send you home because the Nazi swastika is hate speech and therefore qualifies as a form of harassment (which schools and other private...
by Bright Shadows
Sun May 09, 2010 12:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Supreme Court of Canada quashes protections for sources
Replies: 15
Views: 2072

Re: Supreme Court of Canada quashes protections for sources

When this issue comes up I always think it is unusual to phrase rights in terms of what journalists can and cannot do. If there is a law it shouldn't care about you being a journalist or not. There are laws that refer to other professions, like doctors and lawyers. But being someone who reports new...
by Bright Shadows
Sun May 09, 2010 12:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees
Replies: 573
Views: 43819

Re: Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tee

To borrow an example used many, many times: If I wear a swastika armband to school, the school can make me leave. It's obvious there will be problems. No, they can send you home because the Nazi swastika is hate speech and therefore qualifies as a form of harassment (which schools and other private...
by Bright Shadows
Sat May 08, 2010 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees
Replies: 573
Views: 43819

Re: Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tee

Okay, I noticed some people think that the premise "This might cause problems, let's try and stop it now" is a bad premise to work on. That's ridiculous. If there is something which causes particular risk of disruption, of course the school is going to stop it. Not doing so would be neglig...
by Bright Shadows
Fri May 07, 2010 5:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees
Replies: 573
Views: 43819

Re: Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tee

It should be noted that protecting promoting unpopular political views peacefully, what this appears to be a case of as per Beans' most recent post, is exactly what Tinker v Des Moines did. There really isn't a lot of wiggle room. If a fight was going to happen, that's one thing. If a fight could ha...
by Bright Shadows
Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lesbian Student purged from school yearbook
Replies: 75
Views: 8205

Re: Lesbian Student purged from school yearbook

Personally, this was the paragraph that made me think there was slightly more motivation than "she broke the rules! ZOMFG!" "It's like she's nobody there, even though she's gone to school there for 12 years," Rodriguez said. "They mentioned none of her accolades, even thoug...
by Bright Shadows
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mass murder in Chinese kindergarden
Replies: 23
Views: 3774

Re: Mass murder in Chinese kindergarden

Well obviously this particular guy was seriously messed up, but I'm not sure how much i trust China's numbers on "mental illness". The country's idea of the mentally ill can be summed up as "anyone with beliefs that don't fall directly in line with the national policy". I mean t...
by Bright Shadows
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lesbian Student purged from school yearbook
Replies: 75
Views: 8205

Re: Lesbian Student purged from school yearbook

I'd like to point out that picking and choosing Old Testament verses goes on with some logic, but that it's rather indecipherable for the general public. Of course, this isn't the general public, and I'd not be surprised to learn most of you know more of the Bible than me, so: Basically, Jesus fulfi...
by Bright Shadows
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: More Bad News for NASA
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: More Bad News for NASA

This has got to be pretty terrible for the people who worked on this for so long. The loss wasn't total, though, I guess. Some stuff made it out relatively intact? Maybe it'll be repairable in a reasonable amount of time.
by Bright Shadows
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy
Replies: 63
Views: 7604

Re: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy

And in any case, no one *requires* you to have a car, either. Hell, billions of people functioned just fine without cars before cars were invented, just like billions of people functioned just fine without sharing information on the Internet before the Internet was invented. Billions of people func...
by Bright Shadows
Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Manga Thread of Pain
Replies: 161
Views: 99559

Re: Manga

<_< Does anyone read Ippo? If you don't I recommend it; it's a pretty good boxing manga, and up to around chapter 400ish it's fast paced and kinda reasonable, maybe. Things slow down after that, but it's still worth reading. Basically, boxing action gets better and the out of ring stuff gets worse. ...
by Bright Shadows
Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 687
Views: 192663

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

Still awesome. The end of year one flash was good, and I can't wait for the one it was supposed to be.
by Bright Shadows
Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Paid to Learn in School
Replies: 63
Views: 6634

Re: Paid to Learn in School

raises the question whether the individual exists to serve society or whether society exists to serve the individual. i'm of the latter approach. love of learning is the highest goal. to trade that off for some cheap utilitarian compromise is bad. neverthless, i'm aware that's what happens all the ...
by Bright Shadows
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teabagger Contract
Replies: 59
Views: 7277

Re: Teabagger Contract

Cleary we need to balance the budget by eliminating taxes. Morons. Ummm... nowhere in the spoilered text did I read a desire to eliminate taxes, with the exception of the item for repealing the health care bill and thus the taxes that go along with it. I guess it's arguable whether extending the Bu...
by Bright Shadows
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9382161

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

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Global warming is a conspiracy to ward off Black Hat Guy. That is all.
by Bright Shadows
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Huckabee likens Gay Marriage to Incest, Drug Use
Replies: 89
Views: 9113

Re: Huckabee likens Gay Marriage to Incest, Drug Use

:u Shock and awe, Huckabee saying something silly again. ... Yeah, though, I'm pretty sure he needs to get up to date on some adoption studies... Also, how people work. Which is to say, similarly. They're not going to wade through our adoption system on a whim, as the puppy analogy seems to be imply...
by Bright Shadows
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Paid to Learn in School
Replies: 63
Views: 6634

Re: Paid to Learn in School

what is the problem now? students are not motivated. why not? seems that whatever is being offerred in schools is not inherently of value to students. how can we convince students that what is being offered is valuable? well, we don't even try. we just give them money and hope they will do what the...
by Bright Shadows
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Paid to Learn in School
Replies: 63
Views: 6634

Re: Paid to Learn in School

Or trade your time and effort for money? That's the way the world works. society works that way. maybe it's good enough for some people. i would like to think the next generation might aim for something higher. I hope we go back to trading time and effort for seashells. They were a lot prettier tha...
by Bright Shadows
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: We can't rely on financial regulators to protect us
Replies: 27
Views: 2733

Re: We can't rely on financial regulators to protect us

Sharlos wrote:Sounds like a good idea, especially considering most of the financial regulators come from the industry they're supposed to be regulating.

Doesn't that make sense though? You'd think they would know the problems, politics, and so on, which is rather important...
by Bright Shadows
Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Google Interface
Replies: 18
Views: 2933

Re: New Google Interface

Would you use Bing or Yahoo as verbs? Saying "search" is more likely, but I can see using "to google" for any search. Funny you should mention that, since their catchphrase used to be "do you yahoo?". I can actually see using Bing as a verb... Monosyllabic, short, easy...
by Bright Shadows
Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Widespread flooding in the Northeast US
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Re: Widespread flooding in the Northeast US

I didn't know it was widespread, but the flooding has been happening for a while. I think. At least one Mr. Hussie had flooding to deal with about 2 weeks ago.
by Bright Shadows
Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD t-shirt in Questionable Content
Replies: 7
Views: 1809

Re: XKCD t-shirt in Questionable Content

>>Questionable Content >>Enjoy That's the funniest thing to come out of this terrible comic. Hey, hey, there are some funny things from that comic sometimes. Go on an archive surf trip; you'll find at least 3 funnier things, I bet. (Ironic truth: The roomba, the only character with no voice, in onl...
by Bright Shadows
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: High-Fructose Corn Syrup vs. Cane Sugar
Replies: 38
Views: 5128

Re: High-Fructose Corn Syrup vs. Cane Sugar

I don't know if it's why, but I do prefer Jones soda to Coke etc, and it uses cane sugar. Maybe it's because my last name is Jones, iunno.
by Bright Shadows
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: High-Fructose Corn Syrup vs. Cane Sugar
Replies: 38
Views: 5128

Re: High-Fructose Corn Syrup vs. Cane Sugar

Didn't studies vaguely imply this before? Was that just diabetes rates? I can't remember.
by Bright Shadows
Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Carbon Nanotubes never cease to amaze
Replies: 29
Views: 3625

Re: Carbon Nanotubes never cease to amaze

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:They won't even let these things near airPORTS, let alone airPLANES.

At least until the airplanes are made out of them, and even then, the planes would be the exception.
by Bright Shadows
Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man Overcooks Five-Week-Old Baby
Replies: 96
Views: 6530

Re: Man Leaves Five-Week-Old Baby In The Oven Overnight

Can I still have a couple drinks once they're all in bed, and there's X-Files DVDs just begging to be watched? THAT DOESN'T SOUND VERY FUCKING VIGILANT, DOES IT? Nope, it doesn't. I'd have to ask about the child's age before calling this one. Small children that don't sleep at normal hours, then no...
by Bright Shadows
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Penny Arcade's Take on Homophobic Slurs
Replies: 550
Views: 44449

Re: Penny Arcade's Take on Homophobic Slurs

Fair enough.
by Bright Shadows
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Penny Arcade's Take on Homophobic Slurs
Replies: 550
Views: 44449

Re: Penny Arcade's Take on Homophobic Slurs

It's... I think she meant something along the lines of wishing no one was gay, not that gay people would suddenly up and disappear. Less malicious that way, and since this is someone already claiming they're not homophobic, I think it's the less malicious interpretation we should go with. That bein...
by Bright Shadows
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: USAF unmanned orbital space vehicle launches next month
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: USAF unmanned orbital space vehicle launches next month

Cool beans, an autonomous space flight. Did I read that right? If so, I'm excited, Air Force or not.
by Bright Shadows
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Penny Arcade's Take on Homophobic Slurs
Replies: 550
Views: 44449

Re: Penny Arcade's Take on Homophobic Slurs

It's... I think she meant something along the lines of wishing no one was gay, not that gay people would suddenly up and disappear. Less malicious that way, and since this is someone already claiming they're not homophobic, I think it's the less malicious interpretation we should go with. That being...
by Bright Shadows
Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas Conservatives Change Curriculum - Warp Innocent Minds
Replies: 97
Views: 8207

Re: Texas Conservatives Change Curriculum - Warp Innocent Mi

But of course, the opposite is also true; if a parent doesn't want their children exposed to [the truth of] science[snip] then that is their prerogative. I would like to point out that this is false, or we would not have mandatory schooling. Certain topics are required lessons, and that is all ther...
by Bright Shadows
Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 601685

Re: Religion: The Deuce

1 Corinthians 10:23-33 makes things significantly easier to consider when dealing with church regulations laid out by Paul. Thought I'd point that out. Sometimes rules make things easier for people to follow God, eg monks and such, but they needn't apply to everyone all the time. If you're visiting ...
by Bright Shadows
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Penny Arcade's Take on Homophobic Slurs
Replies: 550
Views: 44449

Re: Penny Arcade's Take on Homophobic Slurs

I wouldn't say that homosexuality is "fascinating," but it is pretty nifty if you want to date people of the same gender. Well, unless you want to date other people too. Then it's rather limiting, but of course that would make you not homosexual so much as bisexual, or whatever numerical ...
by Bright Shadows
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is ill will ever acceptable?
Replies: 25
Views: 4379

Re: Is ill will ever acceptable?

I'm of the opinion that people can earn ill will, but also that they can earn back good will. Is it a points system? No. Honestly,earning back good will should amount to little more than demonstrable change, and in some cases, even a genuine attempt at change is good enough. We have to do that much,...
by Bright Shadows
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Murray Hill Inc. for Congress
Replies: 22
Views: 3327

Re: Murray Hill Inc. for Congress

More evidence that it's really easy to construct an ineffective reductio ad absurdum if you don't know what you're talking about. This. Though I do wonder what harm it would cause to elect a corporate leader, given that such a candidate had majority support. Decision making would be very difficult,...
by Bright Shadows
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Georgia weighs up outlawing race-based abortions
Replies: 57
Views: 6027

Re: Georgia weighs up outlawing race-based abortions

Davis noted that in 2008, blacks made up 30 percent of the population in Georgia but more than 57 percent of the abortions. "Those numbers are so horrific," she said. "There has to be something else contributing to this number." Oh, so class, economic status, or societal baggage...
by Bright Shadows
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CCTVs Don't Make You Safe
Replies: 41
Views: 4370

Re: CCTVs Don't Make You Safe

You have 8 to 17% increases in crash count, vs more than doubling, in your own quotes. There are undoubtedly places where cameras are effective. Those numbers are consistent, though, since cameras aren't everywhere. The increase in total crash count is also necessary to mention as it's a reference ...
by Bright Shadows
Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bibles for Porn on college campus
Replies: 208
Views: 17745

Re: Bibles for Porn on college campus

Ok, sure lets go ultra-simple. Sexism is Bad tm because of the Golden Rule (or other prime moral imperative) combined with the Radical Idea That Women Are People. Bingo! there's your 'further explanation'. there's your 'because of'. that's exactly what i was talking about. now, a cursory glance at ...
by Bright Shadows
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CCTVs Don't Make You Safe
Replies: 41
Views: 4370

Re: CCTVs Don't Make You Safe

1.) CCTV is GREAT for catching dangerous drivers, red light cameras rock, hence their rolling adoption and retention in cities throughout North America, and are in common use by both the public and private sector. Accidents go up when you install red light cameras at intersections, because people s...

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