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17101  General Politics / International General Discussion / ..and the most frightening headline of the day goes to.... on: January 21, 2009, 12:30:31 am
The Daily Mail UK for this piece of awesomeness.
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Teach the pleasure of gay sex to children as young as five, say researchers

From here.
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Children as young as five should be taught to understand the pleasures of gay sex, according to leaders of a taxpayer-funded education project.

Heads of the project have set themselves a goal of 'creating primary classrooms where queer sexualities are affirmed and celebrated'.

The ambition was revealed in documents prepared for the No Outsiders project run by researchers from universities and backed with 600,000 of public money provided by the Economic and Social Research Council.
17102  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mississippi trying to catch up to the stupidity of Alabama on: January 21, 2009, 12:25:26 am
     This topic has already been made. Tongue
As if making fun of the South ever gets old. Smiley
17103  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mississippi trying to catch up to the stupidity of Alabama on: January 21, 2009, 12:23:48 am
I'm for this.  What is wrong with presenting alternatives to "You are a monkey, your life has no value" and then expecting kids to respect one another.
Right, that's exactly what science classes teach everywhere but Alabama.
17104  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Mississippi trying to catch up to the stupidity of Alabama on: January 21, 2009, 12:12:52 am
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A Mississippi lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require textbooks to include a disclaimer describing evolution as a "controversial theory" and advising students to keep an "open mind" to other explanations for the origin of life.

Rep. Gary Chism introduced the legislation, House Bill 25, earlier this month. The bill has been referred to two committees, Education and Judiciary A.

The proposal, if enacted, would require the State Board of Education to include the 200-word disclaimer on the inside front cover of textbooks that include evolution topics.

"The word 'theory' has many meanings, including: systematically organized knowledge; abstract reasoning; a speculative idea or plan; or a systematic statement of principles," the opening paragraph of the bill states. "Scientific theories are based on both observations of the natural world and assumptions about the natural world. They are always subject to change in view of new and confirmed observations."

"This textbook discusses evolution, a controversial theory some scientists present as a scientific explanation for the origin of living things. No one was present when life first appeared on earth. Therefore, any statement about life's origins should be considered a theory," the proposal continues.

"Evolution refers to the unproven belief that random, undirected forces produced living things. There are many topics with unanswered questions about the origin of life which are not mentioned in your textbook, including: the sudden appearance of the major groups of animals in the fossil record (known as the Cambrian Explosion); the lack of new major groups of other living things appearing in the fossil record; the lack of transitional forms of major groups of plants and animals in the fossil record; and the complete and complex set of instructions for building a living body possessed by all living things."

The textbook disclaimer would end with the following advice: "Study hard and keep an open mind."

Other states have proposed similar disclaimers.

Alabama is currently the only state that requires a disclaimer on evolution be included in science textbooks discussing the topic. The most recent version of the text was adopted by the Alabama State Board of Education in 2005.
17105  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should interracial marriages be allowed? on: January 21, 2009, 12:00:06 am
k...but some white dudes shouldn't marry white women either.  Bad spouses are bad spouses regaurdless of race, religion or political positions.
17106  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: What does "YaBB God" mean? on: January 20, 2009, 11:57:23 pm
Just having a lot of posts doesn't mean one pads.  I don't recall reading any Eraserhead posts that contain nothing but an "LOL" (or other short, worthless posts).
17107  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: is your current locale's wind chill above or below 0*F? on: January 20, 2009, 09:20:25 pm
I bet you wished that "global warming" was real, and not just a catch phrase from the totalitarians slogan book.

This just proves that you have no understanding of the issue.
Neither does anybody that calls it "global warming".
17108  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Agree or disagree: Rin-chan is amazing! on: January 20, 2009, 09:18:51 pm
How could somebody not pick option 1?
Nice enough person, amazing is a fairly strong word though and I clearly do not know enough about anyone here to conclude they are "amazing".
17109  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Agree or Disagree: Condiments are disgusting and ruin food on: January 20, 2009, 09:18:00 pm
...and when you guys are saying "mayo", what do you mean?  To some (weirdos) it's that Hellmans thing.  To normal people it's Miricle Whip salad dressing.
17110  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition for the release of kingofthebenchpress on: January 20, 2009, 09:10:50 pm
It's still true that the King never did anything as destructive as Xahar.
Why isn't this point brought up more?  Yeah yeah, the tool brought a little good to the forum too, but so the funk what?  If I rob a bank and give the money to the Red Cross will I get a slap on the wrist from the judicial system?  Clearly something more was going on here and it smells a lot like Chicago.
17111  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Agree or disagree: Rin-chan is amazing! on: January 20, 2009, 07:47:46 pm
Nice enough person, amazing is a fairly strong word though and I clearly do not know enough about anyone here to conclude they are "amazing".
17112  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: If you were sworn in, what would you swear in on? on: January 20, 2009, 07:39:21 pm
So, as a satanist, you acknowledge God and Jesus existence and power, yet you deliberately chose the "opposite" side?  It has nothing at all to do with getting attention for yourself by doing something you think society looks down upon.  Sure buddy.
17113  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Agree or Disagree: Condiments are disgusting and ruin food on: January 20, 2009, 07:32:10 pm
Condiments are awesome, but they shouldn't (normally) make the food.  Ham needs mustard.  Fries need ketchup.  Beef needs.....something.  Some things only work with condiments, corn chips and any meat in "nugget" form for two.
17114  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: If you were sworn in, what would you swear in on? on: January 20, 2009, 07:16:25 pm
The same thing Obama swore in on and for the same reasons.  Just like any of you would do if you were actually in the position and not trying to be funny on the internet. Wink
17115  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: if MLK lived how would his stances on social issues be today? on: January 19, 2009, 06:32:50 pm
This is one black man's take on it.  To a certain extent I'm pretty sure he's right.
17116  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza on: January 19, 2009, 05:11:51 pm
So they should use diplomacy when the halfwits keep firing spit wads?  Would you?
17117  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should interracial marriages be allowed? on: January 19, 2009, 03:31:46 pm
Some of them have to be "joke" votes...right?
17118  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Did every person you voted for in a partisan office win in 2008? on: January 19, 2009, 03:29:44 pm
If I remember correctly I was 1 for 6.  That's actually pretty good for me, I had no winners in '04 or '06...again, if I remember correctly.
17119  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Issue, part 10 on: January 19, 2009, 03:11:47 pm
Once again, it seems that the old freedom libertarians on this forum care about is the freedom to make as much money as possible.
Yes, that's why we favor legalized prostitution, guns, fireworks, seatbelt laws and free speech too.  It's all about the money!
17120  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza on: January 19, 2009, 03:08:46 pm
What virtue is there in a proportional response?  You'd think the people that keep dying would wise up and stop firing spit balls at the grizzly bear.  The rest of us watching this train wreck aren't coming to their aid no matter how bad the maulings are, especially if they keep up with the spit balls.
17121  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Re: Spring break whore's can't sue when pictures of them are on the internet on: January 19, 2009, 01:02:00 pm
Thank you!
17122  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Your view of hypocrisy on: January 18, 2009, 02:43:24 am
I agree with Supersoulty.  Also, the level of hypocrisy would matter too.  Does the hypocrite say donuts should be taxed more yet he eats five free donuts everyday at work?  Or does he say he loves freedom while voting for people that continue to keep the victimless crimes laws on the books.
17123  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who would you vote for in New York AD 48? on: January 18, 2009, 02:32:44 am
As a side note, when I first saw the topic title, I thought it was referring to the year AD 48.
...I was hoping too!

Anyway, I'd vote Ryan for totally different reasons.
17124  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza on: January 18, 2009, 02:29:04 am
Clearly this is just a ruse by the Jews to trick the ignorant Pali's into going back outside to tend to their bunny rabbits and peace gardens so they will be easier targets for the evil IDF snipers to pick off.
17125  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should there be a wealth tax? on: January 17, 2009, 12:14:47 pm
Good luck!  We have all the guns.
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