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by scwizard
Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Capitalism and Poverty
Replies: 112
Views: 9555

Re: Capitalism and Poverty

I voted yes, but I still believe that capitalism augmented by a democratic government is the best system we have. Forward response to the incoming capitalism v socialism debate: Why not let the people's vote decide? That's how it works in the US, if the people want socialized healthcare, they'll vot...
by scwizard
Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Jersey forces eharmony to offer same-sex matching
Replies: 66
Views: 6628

Re: New Jersey forces eharmony to offer same-sex matching

So what if they're Evangelical Christians? They still shouldn't be forced to perform a service which is different from the one in which they specialize. To continue the trend of analogies that's so popular in this thread: the deli can still legitimately refuse to provide kosher meat even if their r...
by scwizard
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Jersey forces eharmony to offer same-sex matching
Replies: 66
Views: 6628

Re: New Jersey forces eharmony to offer same-sex matching

This would have been better accomplished by just switching to a better match making site seriously. Never mind, this will help spread the message that there's nothing wrong with same sex relationships. This is a good thing. When I pressed Warren [the founder of eHarmony] on whether there was a rela...
by scwizard
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt
Replies: 462
Views: 51103

Re: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt

I want to clarify something at this juncture. I sometimes worry about how people will perceive what I say in discussions such as this, because there will be a tendency to assume that I am biased. For that reason, I will state again that I am not advocating adult-child sexuality, and neither do I co...
by scwizard
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California
Replies: 82
Views: 6606

Re: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California

Emphasis is mine. Now I may have it wrong, but I believe the exact opposite of desiring the destruction of the human race is what's going on here. Fuck it was late and I was having a bad day. I misread you I'm sorry. And don't assume that just because she's idiotic enough to have 14 children while ...
by scwizard
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP Bailout "Pork" List
Replies: 170
Views: 11390

Re: GOP Bailout "Pork" List

This is important because it can be deployed to existing coal plants. It really can't, it's just too expensive and impractical. Also if we're going to deploy this stuff to other plants, fine lets do that. But why build a new coal power plant when we could build a new nuclear power plant? I'm not so...
by scwizard
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP Bailout "Pork" List
Replies: 170
Views: 11390

Re: GOP Bailout "Pork" List

$2 billion earmark to re-start FutureGen, a near-zero emissions coal power plant in Illinois that the Department of Energy defunded last year because it said the project was inefficient. This is the very definition of pork. Carbon trapping coal power plants are terribly expensive wasteful and ineff...
by scwizard
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California
Replies: 82
Views: 6606

Re: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California

This is another case involving an irresponsible human being who is allowed to procreate. Geeks can't get laid, people like this have 14 kids. Humanity has officially managed to reverse darwinism. What statements like this forget is that people like this tend to die earlier too. How long you live ha...
by scwizard
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California
Replies: 82
Views: 6606

Re: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California

This is another case involving an irresponsible human being who is allowed to procreate. Geeks can't get laid, people like this have 14 kids. Humanity has officially managed to reverse darwinism. You totally don't get the idea of Darwinism. Intelligence has nothing to do with Darwinian fitness, hav...
by scwizard
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Structured Debate?
Replies: 47
Views: 8107

Re: Structured Debate?

I vote for this.

I makes life harder for you, but for us everything works great!
by scwizard
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt
Replies: 462
Views: 51103

Re: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt

I read it as 'Could certain children be ready for sex?' which is a legitimate psychological question regarding development, not conditioning. It's not a question of whether they're ready for sex or not. What experimenting little girls and boys choose to do on their own is not business of the police...
by scwizard
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California
Replies: 82
Views: 6606

Re: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California

segmentation fault wrote:how do you even fit 8 babies up there?

Well I hear the area expands to fit...
by scwizard
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should drugs be tested on criminals?
Replies: 83
Views: 8994

Re: Should drugs be tested on criminals?

but instead of cash they are offered another incentive. What's wrong with cash? If you're implying that the "other incentive" should be a reduced sentense then I don't like the sound of it. I don't want a criminal who has been convicted of assult to be under the effects of experimental ps...
by scwizard
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California
Replies: 82
Views: 6606

Re: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California

Yup, a big girl with a screw loose as I mentioned.
by scwizard
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Camera in Bathroom
Replies: 37
Views: 3758

Re: Camera in Bathroom

I think just having a camera there, even if nobody was watching the tapes, would have a pretty beneficial effect on what happened inside there Wow, someone on the fora actually agrees with this policy. Well the way I see it is that the cameras, if they do stop stuff students are doing etc, the resu...
by scwizard
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should drugs be tested on criminals?
Replies: 83
Views: 8994

Re: Should drugs be tested on criminals?

Malice, I believe the argument is that one's right to soverignity over their own body is a more fundemental right than the right to liberty (which imprisonment and slavery clearly violate).
by scwizard
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California
Replies: 82
Views: 6606

Re: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California

Suleman once had a license as a psychiatric technician but that expired. In recent years, she's been an unemployed student. Heh. I have to admit, her intentionally continuing to have more children is... disturbing. At some point I have to start asking the question of why she wants more children. Th...
by scwizard
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dramatic expansion of dead zones in the oceans
Replies: 31
Views: 2587

Re: Dramatic expansion of dead zones in the oceans

when we manage to off ourselves accidentally. However, we seem to be entirely too capable of pushing species and ecosystems to that point. Humans are not going to "off themselves accidentally" god damnit. When environmentalists start saying "global warming will bring an end to the hu...
by scwizard
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Climate Change Irreversible?
Replies: 107
Views: 7863

Re: Climate Change Irreversible?

Or we could work together on a peaceful diplomatic solution that is in everyone's best interests.

Global warming is not in china's best interests, and once they realize that they'll take very drastic measures (because that's how China rolls being all authoritarian and such).
by scwizard
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Climate Change Irreversible?
Replies: 107
Views: 7863

Re: Climate Change Irreversible?

Well I don't know the answer to that problem I know that it's not an impossible problem and that there are a lot of very smart people working on solving it.
by scwizard
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Climate Change Irreversible?
Replies: 107
Views: 7863

Re: Climate Change Irreversible?

What I'm saying is that when people start dying due to the effects of global warming suddenly a lot will be done. It's not like we're sitting on our hands at the moment exactly either. Obama is planning on taking several measures to help combat global warming, which is one of the reasons I voted for...
by scwizard
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PETA Ad Banned From Super Bowl For Being "Too Sexy"
Replies: 70
Views: 7208

Re: PETA Ad Banned From Super Bowl For Being "Too Sexy"

What this ad taught me is that vegetarians are probably thinner than is healthy...

Holy ribs batman.

btw peta sucks
by scwizard
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dramatic expansion of dead zones in the oceans
Replies: 31
Views: 2587

Re: Dramatic expansion of dead zones in the oceans

I'm pretty sure bigglesworth does consider this to be a terrible thing (or at least he would if he had any moral character), that he's just sick of hearing sentences like: "The End is Motherfucking Nigh" when the truth is "the end is neigh for poor people living in this region of the ...
by scwizard
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Climate Change Irreversible?
Replies: 107
Views: 7863

Re: Climate Change Irreversible?

Why do global warming types always say that the human race will be destroyed? I mean, I think what we're doing to the environment is a terrible idea, and will lead to eventual widespread catastrophe. But I'd like to give humans some credit here. I think that if a scientist pointed out that ten years...
by scwizard
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dramatic expansion of dead zones in the oceans
Replies: 31
Views: 2587

Re: Dramatic expansion of dead zones in the oceans

Hell I'd argue that this single factor will have a minimal impact upon western consumerism culture.

After all we (factory) farm our food, we don't go anywhere near these dead zones (and wouldn't even if they expanded ten fold).
by scwizard
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dramatic expansion of dead zones in the oceans
Replies: 31
Views: 2587

Re: Dramatic expansion of dead zones in the oceans

I'm Meaux Pas and I approved this message: The End is Motherfucking Nigh. I think ocean life is too adaptive to be wiped out. After all the article said that it was higher life forms that couldn't exist in dead zones. The way I see it is the equivalent of transforming forest into desert. It won't e...
by scwizard
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Camera in Bathroom
Replies: 37
Views: 3758

Re: Camera in Bathroom

Jesse wrote:What does this teach children? That being monitored like this is usual, that it's okay.

This strikes me as the whole idea. I mean are schools really that unsafe that spending so much on cameras would make a difference?
by scwizard
Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change
Replies: 51
Views: 4949

Re: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change

Ok. That's good to hear. Soreness upon starting exercising when you haven't really done it before is normal. Good to hear that. Bodyweight exercises done to failure aren't going to mess you up. Good to hear that. I already knew that weight training should not be done to failure from the bits of the ...
by scwizard
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3438151

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

[saying] "women are strange" is classing women as other and subordiante/lesser. I thought about the way the word is usually used and you're right. Calling a group of people strange is definitely used the vast majority of the time as a way of looking down on that group. I've been looking f...
by scwizard
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3438151

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

Because, as has been iterated and re-iterated a cajillion times in this (and plenty of other) thread(s), "women are strange" is classing women as other and subordiante/lesser. It appears that there isn't quite a consensus on this here... It is just that anything you are ignorant of seems ...
by scwizard
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2987670

Re: Postify your facerity

Jacque wrote:Nothing wrong with a popped collar on a track jacket. That's how they're worn. Polos on the other hand, not so much.

Well it's the combination of that with the spiky hair and such.
by scwizard
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3438151

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

Fine females are strange from my perspective and from the perspective of a good deal of other males who I've known.

I don't see how this makes me a bad person though.
by scwizard
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3438151

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

CAN'T... STOP ...READING.........FEMALES...SO STRANGE... I'm having a love/hate relationship with this thread :) Congratulations on being today's asshole. Asshole. I assume that he's an asshole for saying he has a love/ hate relationship with this thread. I mean because females are strange from the...
by scwizard
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change
Replies: 51
Views: 4949

Re: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change

Wake up and do 20 bodyweight squats, 20 pushups, and as many pullups as you can if you have somewhere to pull up. Repeat. I did this to failure (except in sets of 10 and without the pullups, as I don't have a bar) on friday or so. My arms still ache. Does this mean I should not be going to failure?...
by scwizard
Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should drugs be tested on criminals?
Replies: 83
Views: 8994

Re: Should drugs be tested on criminals?

I don't see how anything is wrong with the current system of paying willing test subjects...
Just because a criminal's right to move freely is taken away from them doesn't mean that we should take away their right to choose what goes into their bodies as well.
by scwizard
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change
Replies: 51
Views: 4949

Re: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change

You can do SS in mornings, when the gym will be empty; Well the nearby one is only open for four hours a day in the evening. Well boys, we tried. I'm still technically alive, I just got distracted. Also look on the bright side, even if I totally ignore the great input this thread has given right no...
by scwizard
Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change
Replies: 51
Views: 4949

Re: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change

Do you what you need to do and don't worry about what other people think. If they think "yo I wanna use that shit" then yes I do... If there were lots of people, but enough equipment it'd be fine, but when I went the various devices Starting Strength said to use were all in use. The peopl...
by scwizard
Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change
Replies: 51
Views: 4949

Re: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change

I don't think I can do this Klotz. Perhaps if the gym was less crowded, but as things stand I don't think I'm comfortable with the idea of going there and trying to figure things out while everyone else is wanting to use the equipment I'm using. At some point in my life I'll sign up for some kind of...
by scwizard
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change
Replies: 51
Views: 4949

Re: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change

I guess I'll tour the nearby gym today. Make sure they have everything. Then tomorrow I'll print out stuff on how to do the various exercises and then give the first starting strength session a shot. But that's going to be at night. I still want some kind of routine to do in the morning though, less...
by scwizard
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change
Replies: 51
Views: 4949

Re: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change

psyck0 wrote:Otherwise, fish and eggs are great. You can't go wrong with drinking lots of milk in general, either.

I have tons of milk, and I can get eggs and boil/fry them pretty easily.

Also canned tuna, but eating it out of the can seems kind of weird. I guess I can fry it into my eggs.

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