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17101  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you have air conditioning in your house/apartment? on: June 20, 2008, 12:51:57 am
Didn't we just do this?  Yes, of course.  And it's on.
17102  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Hello on: June 20, 2008, 12:47:50 am
yo!
17103  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: If Jesus Christ had lived today... on: June 19, 2008, 02:01:02 pm
True, but he was of a specific tribe and that tribe wasn't/isn't black or arab.  Granted that's less important than his Jewishness.
17104  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Why the hell is Ehud Olmert still Prime Minister? on: June 19, 2008, 01:52:28 pm
subtle
17105  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: If Jesus Christ had lived today... on: June 19, 2008, 12:46:31 pm
Jesus was jewish so he'd be Israeli.
Hm? He was a member of the long-established local majority populace of Galilee. Which today makes him a Muslim. He wouldn't be in Hamas though, as he would be technically a citizen of Israel (unless you buy that silly "Bethlehem connection" thingy.), though never yet in his life treated as one.
He was Jewish.  His whole thing was Jewish.  He can't be Muslim (or Arab).
17106  General Discussion / History / Re: Atlas Person of the Decade: 1990s on: June 19, 2008, 12:37:29 pm
Gates
17107  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should dry counties be illegal? on: June 19, 2008, 12:13:04 pm
As a teetotaler and a resident of a dry county, I say that the entire concept of a "dry county" is completely ridiculous.  If you don't want to buy alcohol, don't buy any (that's what I do).  Don't force others to live like you.
Yet you hate tobacco companies and want incredibly gun control?  Why is tabacco so much worse than alcohol?  Personally I only use the latter, but your statement is absurd
Because some people (not alcoholics) can have a glass of wine or beer or whatever and move on and be fine.  You can't just casually smoke or shoot people without problems, but you can do so with alcohol.
Yep, and it takes one night of drinking and you can kill yourself and others.  One night of smoking and you smell bad.  There are few things dumber than somebody arguing drinking is somehow "safer" than smoking.

...and millions of bullets go into backstops and down gun ranges for every one that strikes human flesh.  Sport shooting is no more dangerous than going out for an evening of drinking.  Link drinking, it's only dangerous if you're an idiot.
17108  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: If someone were to invent a cure for cancer... on: June 19, 2008, 03:24:50 am
There will never be a single cure for all cancers, but yes, people that invent or discover new medical procedures, drugs or whatever should be able to get as much money out of it as he or she can, just like any other industry.  We do want medical advances to keep coming at the same speed right?  If you limit the funds these people can make from their labor in time you will see less capital investment, fewer smart people doing the work and fewer new technologies. 

If it means more to you to give everybody decent medical care than it is to advance medical science further for everybody, well, I guess that's your choice.  It's an awfully shortsighted one, but a lot of left wing/statist positions are.

Except you aren't advancing medical science for everybody.  You're advancing for the person that discovers it and the group of people that can afford it.  You are no longer curing cancer.. you are simply allowing those that can afford it to live without it.
Only in the same way that DVD's and VCR's and Laser Disc players are "only for the rich".  Eventually that sh**t trickles down.  I'd rather have a cheap cure for cancer in 10 or 20 years and an expensive one in the mean time than no cure at all, ever.
17109  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: If Jesus Christ had lived today... on: June 19, 2008, 03:21:54 am
He would be crucified again.  By today's "religious right".
This seems to be the most accurate post on the thread.
Right, because they are always crucifying people claiming to be Jesus.  I dislike the Fundie right as much as anybody, but this kind of thing just makes you guys look like fools.
17110  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Republicans: Opinion of the bad guys in the Bourne movies on: June 19, 2008, 03:16:46 am
Fact: Most Republicans would love the bad guys in the Bourne movies with their constant defense of undemocratic coups and black ops and love of dictators...
Ya know, just because somebody has different political views than you doesn't necessarily make them evil.
17111  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: If Jesus Christ had lived today... on: June 18, 2008, 12:45:05 pm
So he'd be a hippie basically.
Nah, Jesus would like soap.


I wonder if he'd use Ivory?
17112  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you, under any circumstances whatsoever, live in a gated community? on: June 18, 2008, 12:43:20 pm
Wow, I never knew just how elitist this forum was.
I'm elitist because I can imagine a situation where I would live in a gated community?  Yet you'd never lower yourself down to suburbanite level, because you're better than that.  But reasonable people with an imagination, they're elitist.  See a problem here?
17113  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you have off-street parking? on: June 18, 2008, 12:36:50 pm
We park our cars in the drive-way...
...and you drive your cars on the park-way.


We park in a drive way.  Double wide baby!  Garage too (just a single), but it's full of assoted crap so car no fit.
17114  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you have off-street parking? on: June 18, 2008, 12:25:48 pm
Yeah, it's really not good etiquette to mention how much money you make (much less your parents) outside of a few very VERY specific situations.  A political forum isn't one of the few....unless you want people to think you're an ass.
17115  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: what does a pack of cigarettes cost where you live? on: June 18, 2008, 12:19:21 pm
But what if I'm a fat, chainsmoking, heroin addict at an AA meeting, who do I get to shake my finger at?  The Grim Reaper?
17116  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should dry counties be illegal? on: June 18, 2008, 12:10:49 pm
No crap!  We like our beer up here.
17117  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: If someone were to invent a cure for cancer... on: June 18, 2008, 12:06:07 pm
There will never be a single cure for all cancers, but yes, people that invent or discover new medical procedures, drugs or whatever should be able to get as much money out of it as he or she can, just like any other industry.  We do want medical advances to keep coming at the same speed right?  If you limit the funds these people can make from their labor in time you will see less capital investment, fewer smart people doing the work and fewer new technologies. 

If it means more to you to give everybody decent medical care than it is to advance medical science further for everybody, well, I guess that's your choice.  It's an awfully shortsighted one, but a lot of left wing/statist positions are.
17118  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you, under any circumstances whatsoever, live in a gated community? on: June 18, 2008, 11:50:44 am
You've got it all wrong, YOU don't polish your jackboots, you get a minority to do it and then pay him as little as possible.  Sheesh, you're not very good at this are you? Smiley
17119  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Opinion of Al Gore on: June 18, 2008, 07:29:47 am
HP (D).

Al Gore is a Gaianist hypocrite who wishes to impose his agenda on us.

Pretty much my opinion. No one who lives like Al Gore or is responsible for something as colossal as the '97 Occidental privatization fiasco has any credibility when it comes to lecturing people about the environment. And that's just one of many obnoxious things he and his family have been responsible for. When you combine that with his wife's censorship campaign, his ties to big tobacco, his forced conversion to 'liberalism' after being with the DLC, etc. he just becomes truly nauseating. The only reason I'm sorry he "lost" (more like had the election stolen) is because his replacement has been unimaginably worse.
but but but he cares so much!  About YOU!  He's only a hypocrite to protect you!  Why do you hate the environment?
17120  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: what does a pack of cigarettes cost where you live? on: June 17, 2008, 08:00:50 pm
why the  do you smoke
Threadsh**tting.


re: the OP.  Cheapest for brand names are around $3.85-$4.50.  You can still get cartons of cheapies for ~$20.  My first few years in the Air Force the Commissary sold cigs at cost AND they had coupons.  Carton's of Marlboro's were often less than $10, you could get cheapies for a couple of bucks.

I'm down to about 2 packs a week.
17121  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Mehico on: June 17, 2008, 07:23:33 pm
I'm agnostic but have noticed that catholics are significantly less prone to fundamentalism(in the modern era) than catholics.
heh?
17122  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: If Jesus Christ had lived today... on: June 17, 2008, 05:41:01 pm
Agreed.  I doubt He'd be in Hamas (or that they'd let Him).

Assuming He was born of a virgin in Bethlehem and just turned 30 last Tuesday and is starting to preach of peace and love, He'd probably just be ignored.  Maybe He'd get some followers if somebody YouTube'd Him turning water into a nice Chardonnay.
17123  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: will anyone ever reach 100,000 posts? on: June 17, 2008, 05:34:07 pm
Off topic, but does someone know  how long the oldest website has existed?
maybe this
http://info.cern.ch/
17124  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: least electable atlasian? (other than opebo) on: June 17, 2008, 05:17:44 pm
BTW, this Xahar digging up threads constantly thing is getting annoying
"getting"?
17125  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should dry counties be illegal? on: June 17, 2008, 05:11:15 pm
Harry?
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