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Topic: Serious Discussion / Capitalism vs Communism

Socialism.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / 2010 United States Census.

Originally posted by EPR89:
Originally posted by HK47BOSS:

Should I make those people a specific race, like black, African-American, or negro?

Anyone else who thinks there’s something strange here?

Lol. I just noticed that.

Anyways, I am also interested why you are tax exempt.

Also, lying on the census, in the long run, hurts everyone, and lying to the rest of the country to benefit your small region is wrong and greedy.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / world war 3

Originally posted by johnstons3123:

What ever America thinks right Brits do to

International politics is a little more complicated than that. Regardless, I still believe that there will never be a world war again. We all rely on each other too much.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Game of Diplomacy (One position left)

Come on guys. we only need one more.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / "That's Gay"

Originally posted by KhadgarsDisciple:
Originally posted by rubyug:

This forum has a serious trolling problem. I mean on most other forums I go on, trolling even once can get you kicked let alone admitting it.

What the hell forums do you visit? Disney.com? This forum is super tame, compared to almost any other forum out there.

The major other one I go to is Alternate History forum and several smaller free-forum forums.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why did people hate Jews?

Originally posted by HK47BOSS:

I do not dislike individual Jews, that is not my way. I dislike Jews as a whole, for what they did. I hope this clears things up. I am not a hateful man.

There is no historical evidence that the Jews killed Jesus. And if you won’t listen to history…
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/judaism/FAQ/09-Antisemitism/section-10.html
There is a pretty good article.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Sun & The End of Life.

Originally posted by Jabor:

Strangely enough, the tidal forces would actually cause a larger orbit as well.

The Earth-moon example is different to the Earth-sun one (at least as far as I’m aware).

While the Earth’s tidal forces end up giving the moon extra energy, the theoretical ones from the sun end up decreasing the Earth’s angular momentum, leading to a likely fiery end (see http://arxiv.org/abs/0801.4031)

The combined angular momentum of the earth and sun have to stay constant which would force the earth to go into a larger orbit. That article you showed me did say that it won’t matter in the end as the sun will expand to fast for it to matter. I did not know that.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / "That's Gay"

This forum has a serious trolling problem. I mean on most other forums I go on, trolling even once can get you kicked let alone admitting it.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / weed is ilegal for a reason

Originally posted by Ethan123123:
Originally posted by generalvalter:

is anyone at least willing to agree that weed is a gateway drug?

Apparently not Pittsburgh University

The research group is a bit smaller than I’m comfortable with, but the results are still pretty solid.

My world just shattered

It actually makes quite a lot of sense. If weed is illegal, those who buy are going to do so anyways, only from illegal sources which often exposes them to harder drugs. With legal weed, this is avoided.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / 5 Top Military Commanders in History

Originally posted by HK47BOSS:

There were several impressive leaders during the crusades I am fond of.

Really? The only particularly good one I can think of is Saladin.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Whos gonna fight WWIII?

Originally posted by HK47BOSS:

Might I add something about carriers? One of the main reasons the USA is able to project it’s power in the world is directly because of it’s carrier battle groups. Parking 2 full carrier groups off the coast of a nation they are negotiating with can be a…. powerful motivating force.

China lacks this ability right now.

The thread is about a world war, not negotiations. Missles>ships.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why did people hate Jews?

Originally posted by ReverendKen:

Atlafan, I really do not believe most people Hate. Most people are easily manipulated and are fooled into thinking something that they really do not believe. You might want to read your bible a little more closely if you think that muslims and christians like jews because they are based on the jewish religion. Muslims claim that their birthright was stolen from them and that they are actually god’s chosen people and christians just cannot get over that jews had jesus crucified thing.

And you should study history. If anyone, it was the occupying Romans who killed Jesus who was Jewish himself.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Game of Diplomacy (One position left)

Originally posted by 632ddez:

This is an alt.

Ah. The problem with that is it takes away some of the diplomacy as you would be negotiating with two countries ruled by one person.
(eg. if you wanted to work with Turkey to invade Russia, but both were controlled by you)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Sun & The End of Life.

Originally posted by Jabor:

Unfortunately, while the decreased solar mass would initially allowing Earth’s orbit to widen, tidal forces would then slow it down to the point where it would spiral back in again. Mars looks like it might be alright, though.

…depending on your definition of “alright”. Most people wouldn’t consider “turning into an atmosphereless ball of molten rock” to actually count as planetary survival.

Strangely enough, the tidal forces would actually cause a larger orbit as well. This is shown a bit here http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=124 although with a different example.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Game of Diplomacy (One position left)

Originally posted by zedd236:

Can I get my alt on here just to take up that last slot?

What’s an alt?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Game of Diplomacy (One position left)

Originally posted by Helkaine:

So one more to start?

Yes. We need seven players.

Originally posted by zedd236:

I’ll take turkey.

Cool. That leaves one more since I was already counting you.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Whos gonna fight WWIII?

Originally posted by timewarp42:
Originally posted by itipt:

I would say that if America lasted very long it would be a supprise because compared to China we have no resources, also, if we fight China they could possibly crash our economy because we get so many imports from them also the sheer manpower they have would overwhelm us, they could most likely rais an army of 1 billion soldiers, against that we have no chance.

Because 1,000,000,000/1,280,000,000 of the people in china meet the qualifications for the military, right?

+1
Also, there economy would be even more damaged than ours if this war was somehow restricted to conventional warfare only as we could quite easily stop them for trading with anyone. Also, in the words of someone smarter than I am, human waves don’t hold up well to machine gun fire.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Bible placement in bookstores/libraries.

Originally posted by alexthenoob:

unless there is a regilon spot sci fi is the correct term something possibly proven some day if existent (matrix much?) so its sci fi or fiction either or its a book WHO CARES WERE IT IS a book is about reading not placemnet in the *GOD*FORESAKEN LIBRARY

But since you have people that would be offended it is polite to put it in a world religions section if possible. It really is the owners choice though.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Whos gonna fight WWIII?

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by rubyug:

And do you see alcoholic smokers on the front lines?

None that live very long, no.

None at all. They don’t let you get drunk/high if you are going into battle. They just don’t.

Originally posted by VanguardeWin:
Originally posted by rubyug:
Originally posted by VanguardeWin:
Originally posted by 1132:
Originally posted by VanguardeWin:

China is going to lose. No carriers.

Yes, it does have carriers. Got em from the Russians.

Proof, or your lying.

It is refitting this one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_aircraft_carrier_Varyag

It also has studied these ones:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_aircraft_carrier_Kiev

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_aircraft_carrier_Minsk

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Melbourne_(R21)

But in the end, who cares. WW3 will not be fought and if it were to be fought, it would be fought with ICBM’s which more and more nations are acquiring including the PRC.

Your joking, right? China would need at least the same amount of carriers we have, and of the same or superior strength level. And all the support ships and bases to go along with it, and they simply do not have that.

I am not saying China would use them in a war (which will never occur). I am just saying that they do possess some basic ones. You are also putting way to much into carriers. The PRC, if forced to fight a war, would not try doing a full blown navel conflict. They would just dump our dollar and invade our allies.

Originally posted by stevenandrewwalk:

ww3 doesn,t begin for a few years yet,4 major global events have to happen
before it begins, its not 2010 or 2012,
the first event makes a splash
the second they are silver+grey
the third buy some curtains if you want knap
the fourth my cars for sale,another fiery tail,
just alittle poetic hint
the war is begin by man he makes the bombs but if you want a
flashpoint ,isreal,the russians arming the countries around isreal,
isreal going after hamass in syria,

I’m so very confused.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Bible placement in bookstores/libraries.

Originally posted by Rothycat:
Originally posted by Agent_23:

This has come up to me today when my older sister got kicked out of Barnes & Noble by dumping a handful of bibles into the fiction section. Do bibles deserve their own section? Should they be placed in another category?

You sure she didn’t steal the idea from bash.org? :3

In most bookstores and libraries, there is a section specifically dedicated to “World Religions”. I don’t see how that can be offensive to either side side of the religion fence as, say, placing it in the Historical or Fiction section.

+1
Although sometimes you can see very religious people sticking them into random ares in order to try and get people to read the bible and atheists stick them in the fiction section.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / 5 Top Military Commanders in History

In no particular order…

Napoleon
Zuo Zongtang
Hernán_Cortés
Robert E. Lee
Horatio Nelson

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / "That's Gay"

It’s more common courtesy. If it offends someone, you can say it, but it does make you kind of a jerk.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Sun & The End of Life.

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by rubyug:

The Sun will not reach our orbit because it’s decreasing mass will cause the orbit to slowly decay.

Um, you are aware that decaying orbits fall inwards, towards the center of the gravity well?

Life won’t end when Sol dies, just life within the first four, possibly five planets of the Sol system. If humanity or other sentients exist in the solar system at that point, there are still plenty of habitable bodies. Even if it fades into a brown dwarf completely, there are other stars out there.

Orbital decay was the wrong term. However once the sun loses mass, our orbit with get larger.
http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=317

Originally posted by generalvalter:

I’m not saying that the scientists are wrong. Rather that god created a pre-aged universe. Doesn’t seem too farfetched to me if we’re allowing for omnipotence in this topic. That still doesn’t change the result though, I suppose, so whatever.

I don’t think that God would create a pre-aged universe for the sole purpose of tricking us. I think a better explanation is saying that since according to Genesis earth wasn’t created until the second? day, there is no way to say what is a day and a night so that could have been billions of years. That’s a subject for a different thread though.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / weed is ilegal for a reason

Originally posted by Ethan123123:
Originally posted by Darkruler2005:

Weed is the crop of the devil.

I must be psychic, because I knew exactly what you would post when I read your name.

This is not a forum for sharing your opinion. This is a forum for sharing your opinion and explaining it. If you are going to post everywhere “X is work of the devil”, then we have no idea why you think this, what you would do to counter it, and if you even understand the people who do/use X.

I gotta disagree with you on that. I think its pretty easy to speculate what he means when he says that. Weed isn’t good, and that’s true.

An opinion. I for one consider alcohol to be okay and since weed is less damaging than alcohol, then I don’t care if people smoke.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / what if the nazis won world war 2

Originally posted by HK47BOSS:

If they won, the jews probably would not be around anymore.

Depends to what degree. If by win you mean getting the UK to drop out of the war and keeping the USA and USSR out of the war, there will still be some Jews, but not as many as today. If you mean world domination however, I agree.