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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should the views of the Founding Fathers matter in modern political policy? on: October 29, 2014, 03:04:18 pm
how did alexander hamilton feel about abortion?

Fun Fact: When the United States was founded, abortion was legal until the first time that a woman experienced quickening, which usually occurs towards the middle of the pregnancy.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread (US Domestic) on: October 26, 2014, 10:56:03 am
Sexy ebola nurse costume has arrived just in time for Halloween

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Do you know what isn't sexy? Ebola. Which is exactly what you'll get if you try to treat someone while dressed like that.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of posters who use ellipsis on: October 23, 2014, 05:55:28 pm
In what context...?
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How would you feel if the previous poster was your next-door neighbor? on: October 23, 2014, 03:52:23 pm
I would be afraid to step on his lawn.
5  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Will the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church ever be reunited? on: October 23, 2014, 08:53:19 am
I hope not. Its mysticism is what makes Eastern Christianity (including the Orthodox Church) superior to Western Christianity (including the Catholic Church), and giving in to Rome would almost certainly mean giving in to Romish metaphysics.
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Taylor Swift accidentally releases 8 seconds of white noise, tops iTunes charts on: October 22, 2014, 10:29:17 am
Let's call it "Revolution 8".
7  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Christianity on: October 22, 2014, 09:04:15 am
Now you might be wondering at what I'm getting at. It is simply this; what is Christianity actually for? If it feigns ignorance or appeals to 'well society didn't know any better, so neither did we' then what is it for? What values does it have, what insight does it provide on the human experience that other beliefs or non belief lack? What 'truth' can there be to the faith if it doesn't reach the truth ahead of or independently of general human progress?

The point of Christianity, the point of all worthwhile religion, is to provide men and women with fulfillment in their otherwise unfulfilling lives. Which, incidentally, is why it's unfair to judge religion entirely on its external effects, as any religion worth following should be primarily inward-looking, not outward-looking. Granted, this introspection will naturally manifest itself in people's social interactions, which is where it is acceptable to judge someone's outward behavior, as anybody who truly seeks the righteous life will realize that the only life worth living is lived according to the Golden Rule. The extent to which a person fails to live up to the Rule is the extent to which he has fallen short of true religion.

IMHO, of course Smiley
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Opinion of Henry Flynt on: October 20, 2014, 05:45:49 pm
Link to one of his essays ("youth self-disintegration industry" is a great phrase)

Link to one of his "songs"
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are you listening to right now? II on: October 20, 2014, 09:43:58 am
I've been spending a lot of time with this album lately.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: NC-Gravis: Tillis (R) up 5. on: October 20, 2014, 08:48:18 am
Thank goodness! Their Colorado polls had be worried a bit, but now I know that I can safely throw them in the garbage.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: ME-Pan Atlantic SMS: Collins leads by 43 on: October 19, 2014, 01:30:50 pm
this is just sad.  people are such idiots.

No. People like you are for looking at a letter over quality

Are you implying that tweed would approve of Collins if she weren't a Republican?
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Did you like going through a car wash as a kid? on: October 18, 2014, 08:51:17 am
If you didn't enjoy going through car washes as a child, you didn't have a childhood (normal).
13  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Is It Unfair that Caucasians Are So Diverse? on: October 16, 2014, 03:49:46 pm
White people are not diverse in any way (lives in white suburbia)

Africans: Skin color: Dark brown, yellow (Khoisan), brown (Pygmies); Eye color: Dark brown; Hair Color: Black

Aborigines: Skin color: Dark brown; Eye color: Dark brown; Hair color: Black, brown, blond, red (rare)

Asians: Skin color: White, brown, yellow, red (Native Americans); Eye color: Dark brown; Hair color: Black, red (rare)

Caucasians: Skin color: White, pink, beige, brown; Hair color: Black, brown, blond, red; Eye color: Brown, blue, green, gray

You can see why I think that that diversity ought to be spread around.
14  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Is It Unfair that Caucasians Are So Diverse? on: October 16, 2014, 01:43:34 pm
Oh you're trolling.

Indeed. The people in this thread will no doubt be relieved to learn that I am not actually a crazy person... or, I am crazy enough to come up with an idea like this, but not crazy enough to want to see it implemented. 
15  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Is It Unfair that Caucasians Are So Diverse? on: October 16, 2014, 12:27:14 pm
Beyond anything else, sub-Saharan Africans show by far the most genetic diversity of any human "race".

I am aware. However, that genetic diversity does not manifest itself in physical diversity*, which is what this thread is about.

*Unless one lumps Khoisan and Pygmy people in with black Africans. Which I suppose that one could, since race is entirely made-up anyway.

Surely if you really wanted to boost diversity, genetic diversity is ultimately far more important than physical diversity? Seeing as a lack of genetic diversity could lead to a lack of adaptability, while a lack of physical variation doesn't really matter at all.

If I weren't trolling, I would say that genetic diversity is the more important of the two. Since I am trolling, I'll say that you can't see genetic diversity, so I don't care as much about it.

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Light eye and hair colours simply aren't very advantageous in the tropics. They come with decreased melanin production and nobody wants a lack of melanin in Africa.

True. Though, by that same token, couldn't you say that nobody wants to have too much melanin in Canada or Scandinavia? Perhaps being a fair-complected African is just worse than not absorbing the proper amount of Vitamin D from the Sun.
16  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Is It Unfair that Caucasians Are So Diverse? on: October 16, 2014, 12:03:57 pm
Beyond anything else, sub-Saharan Africans show by far the most genetic diversity of any human "race".

I am aware. However, that genetic diversity does not manifest itself in physical diversity*, which is what this thread is about.

*Unless one lumps Khoisan and Pygmy people in with black Africans. Which I suppose that one could, since race is entirely made-up anyway.
17  General Politics / Political Debate / Is It Unfair that Caucasians Are So Diverse? on: October 16, 2014, 11:17:14 am
When it comes to hair and eye color, hair texture, skin tone, and physiognomic characteristics, Caucasians exhibit far more diversity than any other "race". I think that this is highly unfair. My solution:

Individuals exhibiting rare physical characteristics will be gathered from around the world (so from Europe and the European diaspora and from the Middle East, obviously, but also from certain populations in East Asia and Oceania) and settled in some sparsely-populated region. There, they will be encouraged to have as many children as possible. Once those children reach reproductive age, excess individuals will be relocated to parts of the world with less physical diversity (such as East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa), with the hope that they will introduce their diversity into the native population.

Thoughts?
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Who will win in Iowa and Colorado? on: October 15, 2014, 10:27:02 am
I wouldn't be surprised if Ernst won in Iowa, but I suspect that Udall will pull out a win in Colorado. I hope that that's the case, anyway. It would be a shame if a handsome older man lost to a babyface.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary Clinton finds a message in Philly on: October 11, 2014, 10:03:39 am
By January of 2017, John Boehner will be dead of lung/skin cancer and Mitch McConnell will have been run over by a car.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: OC vs. backtored on: October 09, 2014, 10:50:36 am
To be honest, I would like backtored better if his posts were unintelligible.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / OC vs. backtored on: October 08, 2014, 03:40:11 pm
OC vs. backtored
22  General Discussion / History / Re: Chat with The Mikado about cool history topics that interest you on: October 08, 2014, 12:33:20 pm
That was an excellent response to an admittedly vague question. Thank you.

What do you think of Karen Armstrong?
23  General Discussion / History / Re: Chat with The Mikado about cool history topics that interest you on: October 06, 2014, 12:49:51 pm
OK, the thing about the Judaism question is that it's going to either result in a very long post or a very incomplete one.  I'm still figuring out how to go about this because I don't particularly want to write a number of paragraphs on this topic, as interesting as it is. 

That's fine. I promise to be satisfied with whatever I get Tongue
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forum Community Guidelines on: October 05, 2014, 06:12:27 pm
All hail BulcanKing, wielder of the holy purging fire!
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: SHOCK POLL: GOV. MARTINEZ IN TROUBLE?? on: October 04, 2014, 07:51:19 am
IT'S HAPPENING


SOUND THE ALARM NEW MEXICO IS GOING TO BE UNCOMFORTABLY DEMOCRATIC

Lol

Uh... did you just "lol" your own post?


Perhaps he got confused and thought that you were the one who posted that.
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