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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Sexodus

Completely missed the point.

Again….completely missing the point.

Then maybe you should make them clearer

We (at least I) are discussing the social ramifications of objectification of women…
and, somewhat how someone is doing it blatantly openly and what effect that has.

A lot (not all) of celebrities seem to make a living out of objectifying women, either themselves in the case of female celebrities, or others in the case of male celebrities. Why is this so much more socially acceptable than someone wearing a shirt?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Sexodus

He, being an “egghead” scientist is merely out of touch on all of the implications/feedback his wearing it likely has.

He’s not a celebrity, he is a scientist, he has better things to do with his time than spend hours picking what to wear.

It is HIS wearing of a shirt that depicts women in hyped-sexual under ware….not a more publicly worn swim suit that is at contention.

So if they were women in bikinis it would be fine? Though these clothes show less flesh they are in some way worse?

How often do YOU see women wearing attire on that shirt wandering around areas in public where swim suits would be acceptable?

Practically never, leather is heavy when wet and both latex and leather are poor in the sun. How often do you see trench coats in public where swim suits would be acceptable? Not sure the relevance of that, but not sure the relevance of your statement either.

LOL….assertive positons: down on all fours.

I feel sorry for you. Maybe as vikaTae is a little more open minded than you she can explain some of this to you.

Sorry, I fail to see much of any SUGGESTING a dominate role on that shirt.

How about the woman holding the gun for a start? I see one bikini, the rest are body suits that cover alot more than those swimsuits you find so much more acceptable, if the women pictured were so submissive they would like be wearing clothing easier to remove, as it stands they are in control of how much they show.

Firstly, no regular Joe on minimum wage even cares about Dr Matt latest discoveries involving whatsoever. So no reason to even advertize it. People who care will find it, like you.

Why should someone making such advances waste time thinking what the masses will think of him? It’s a sad day when society puts so much more stock in a shirt than the advancement

I disagree about the shirt, it has too much cleavage, for me at least. Like i said before if it had a few parakeets would´ve been a much harmonious composition.

Naked parakeets no doubt. That’s parakeetism to objectify them like that!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Sexodus

Originally posted by karmakoolkid:The guy himself reported it in order to get attention for his position on anti-feminism.
The latter is most likely.

so Dr Matt Taylor just pushed back the boundaries of human aerospace engineering to achieve a huge milestone in space exploration and the furtherance of human understanding of the cosmos, and on this day he thought the most important thing for the media to focus on at the culmination of this ten year mission was his shirt? You are seriously suggesting Dr Matt Taylor started the controversy himself to promote his “position on anti-feminism” which by the way has one huge CITATION NEEDED hanging over it.

Originally posted by karmakoolkid:But, that really isn’t the point he is making.
He is wanting to know (and challenge?) what considerations are invoked in ppl by the concept shown on the shirt itself and the wearing it in public.

What is the concept shown on the shirt, in your opinion?
There is no nudity, the women are displayed in assertive positions and wearing clothing that would suggest a dominant role in leather/latex fetishism. I am not sure why images of women in control should be considered sexist to women.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should intelligent animals be given more rights?????????

Originally posted by greentunnel:

I know this about him because I am educated in our countries Olympic heroes. Every American should be and I assume they are. I guess you are not. Sorry for assuming you know about the best Americans we send to international competition. Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is an American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals.

Congratulations on being so educated on American Olympic heroes. I assume that you used wikipedia to learn all that knowledge as you have the exact same wording as wiki’s Michael Phelps entry

If you are going to pretend something you lifted from wiki is your own knowledge then at least reword it…or do you think “educated in…” means able to wiki and copy-paste?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Values in the gaming industry.

Originally posted by NexusSoldier:
Originally posted by dd790:

What?

You want us to scientifically prove that games are reality? What does that even mean? Do you mean that games exist? The the content of games is real?…

What rules and regulations are you referring to and wtf is a “Core #1”?

No, I’m asking that you scientifically prove/disprove that the only redeeming VALUE that matters in the gaming industry is PLEASURE.

Even at expense to other values.

Values and pleasure are both subjective, scientifically proving something requires objectivity. I’m not sure how we can objectively prove/disprove something subjective.

It’s like scientifically proving that coca-cola tastes better than pepsi, we all know it is true but it cannot be scientifically proven as “tastes better” is subjective. It can be proven the different flavours and chemical make-ups of the drinks, but the sweeter drink may taste better to some, and worse to others.

There are many different types of drinks, some have sugar, some have zero calories, some caffeine, some taurine, alcohol, added protein, vitamins etc etc. Different things are valued by different people and they choose drinks accordingly.

Pleasure is the the only thing you are interested in in a game but that does not mean it is the only thing that matters in the game industry as other people have other views on what is important. Creativity, education, bragging rights, story (happy or sad), stress relief etc etc, there are many reasons people play games and they are all valid even if they are not the same reason you play.

I think most people play games because they get some pleasure out of them, I don’t understand “speed running” genre games, I just find them repetitive and annoying, but I can see the appeal to some people, and I’m sure people that play them enjoy them. Same for MOBAs, all those German simulators, etc but the people that play them likely enjoy them.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Values in the gaming industry.

What?

You want us to scientifically prove that games are reality? What does that even mean? Do you mean that games exist? The the content of games is real?…

What rules and regulations are you referring to and wtf is a “Core #1”?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Sexodus

Originally posted by karmakoolkid:

Sorry, old eyes and all that;
but, I just am not able to clearly see enough of the shirt to get a real solid feel for what is on the shirt.

A little clearer. Still not entirely sure why a shirt showing clothed women in assertive positions is so much more derogatory to women than Miley Cyrus rubbing her self on any available mans crotch on TV and infront of thousands of people…

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should intelligent animals be given more rights?????????

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by karmakoolkid:
Originally posted by dd790:
Originally posted by mikeinware:

You know Phelps has the disease of alcoholism and made light of it. You sir for doing this are a huge asshole.

Seriously, we are calling alcoholism a disease now…

dd, it actually is a disease.

It’s actually a neurological disorder rather than a disease in the normal sense. It is a mental health problem, with the reason for the addiction – as with all addictive substances – being in the brain.

Every brain is different and every one leads to individuals being more/less susceptible to crave/enjoy x, y and z. I’m still not convinced that if x, y or z happen to be alcohol that makes alcoholism a disease.

The Alcohol use Disordersymptoms’ are rather flimsy and generic. Some people, predisposed to avoidance, who are unhappy with an aspect of their life will do things other than drink to avoid it depending on their personal susceptibilities. Alcohol in those sentences could be replaced with nearly anything and they could still be true for some, yet they will not be considered “diseases”.

I don’t dispute that avoidance is a neurological problem and that alcohol is many people’s method of avoidance, and avoidance and depression can be a very vicious circle. I just don’t much like this modern tendency to brand everything a “disease” so it’s not their fault, it’s not like they caught it, or it developed and there was nothing they could do to stop it. (I’m not saying it is easy to recognize, accept and stop the development for the individual, but it could be stopped without medication or special treatment in most cases)

I’ve tried to word that carefully as depression and related neurological conditions are an absolute minefield. In the majority of cases in a perfect world depression would be very avoidable, however we don’t live in a perfect world and often the causes are not something an individual can easily stop being exposed to, and the things that may help not often available.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should intelligent animals be given more rights?????????

Originally posted by mikeinware:

You know Phelps has the disease of alcoholism and made light of it. You sir for doing this are a huge asshole.

Seriously, we are calling alcoholism a disease now…

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Sexodus

Originally posted by tenco1:
Originally posted by petesahooligan:
Furthermore, as a scientist, the context of the shirt is less clear… making it even more obtuse.

If I remember correctly, it was actually a gift from his girlfriend (or girl he liked) and he wanted to be nice and wear it for her.

A birthday gift from a female friend who made it herself, if I recall she is a tattoo artist and aspiring fashion designer.

He either wore it to get her some free advertisement or he woke up on the morning of achieving a new milestone of human space travel and didn’t really give much thought to what he was wearing. He probably thought putting a probe on a comet 2.5 miles wide that is speeding through space 250 million miles from Earth would be more interesting to the great British public than his shirt, sadly he clearly doesn’t know the British public very well.

This outcry came in the same week that Kim Kardashian tried to “break the internet” by posing oiled and naked with a champagne glass balanced on her arse. Not sure where the moral outcry of that objectification was…

In other news Russell Brand, a man famous for being a drug addled misogynist is running for mayor of the capital city, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the British public voted him in.

On the topic of shirts, one of our current leaders and the leader of the opposition party showed how progressive they are by wearing shirts that said “this is what a feminist looks like”. Ironically the shirts are made in Mauritius by an all female workforce, paid $1 per hour and crammed into single room sleeping quarters 16 women per small room. But the shirts are popular with celebrities so who cares…

The fact that we live in a society where a shirt is more important to the public than a decade long, 4 billion mile mission to land on a comet is just depressing. The women on Dr Taylor’s shirt are full clothed and in quite assertive positions, can someone explain why this is more demeaning to women than Kim Kardashian using her naked arse as a coffee table?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should intelligent animals be given more rights?????????

Originally posted by LiberalPower:

If we had truly intelligent animals they would have been given rights already. Until I can talk with an animal one on one and we both make sense, we have no other intelligent animals on this planet.

Originally posted by LiberalPower:
Originally posted by karmakoolkid:

I talk to my dogs & simply use hand signals; and, they “talk” to me….we fully understand each other.
YOU aren’t making “sense” to me;
should I infer that ya ain’t “intelligent”?

That is not talking Karma and you know it. Try harder.

God put animals on the planet for man to use, it’s in the bible.

Ignoring the flame bait God bit

Your statement means that to me anyone that doesn’t speak English is not intelligent as I cannot “talk to them one on one and both make sense”. I know a little bit of a few languages and I am able to get by with non-English speakers to an extent using broken bits of language, tone of voice and body language, but the level of communication is probably not far beyond what I have with my dog. He (my dog) understands a few words, what the tone of my voice means, and can read body language better than any person.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why are schools so warped now?

Originally posted by wildchild2:

The United State is special.

and you need your population to be forced to tell themselves this every morning incase they forget?

Originally posted by wildchild2:

It is the first country in the world made up of people from all the other countries in the world.

Have you run that statement by the Dutch?

Originally posted by wildchild2:

The United States is what happens when the people of the world come together. It’s why we are called the melting pot.

You were called a melting pot, but even then immigration was not a new thing. People have always gone to America to seek wealth, and they were pretty much accepted on the basis that they would join the American way of life rather than bring too much heathen culture. In this way America is exactly like a melting pot, melting peoples down, skimming off the impurities and reforging them as Americans

Originally posted by wildchild2:

It is also why we have the most powerful military in the world, I guess that is a side effect of a country being made up of all the other countries.

a) I thought that was a result of a run-away Defence budget?
b) Is it true?

What does any of this have to do with the pledge of allegiance being spoke before a school day? Is the pledge just a smoke screen for starry eyed memories of selective history and sweeping statements about how great you all are just for being American? Doesn’t seem very in line with Kennedy’s whole “Ask not…” spiel

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should good behaviour be taught at school?

Originally posted by 10crystalmask01:

The only “good behavior” teachings I can remember is the ones in the old times, where teachers have the ability to abuse students if they misbehave. This comes from what my grandparents had told me, back where they used to live. The palms of their hands being slapped with rulers, getting hit on the head for not meeting the ‘expectations’ of the classroom, students having to carry two pails filled with dirt, sand or any dense heavy substance outside the classroom when they come late to school…these are the results of ones who lack behavior. Some students will return home injured, and their parents are not at all worried of this. Now how would this look if it was placed in our current education system now?

Yes, and the best way to train a dog used to be to hit it when bad and not hit it when good, this is no longer the method in the civilised world, instead positive reinforcement is used where you reward an animal with treats or preferably attention or other enrichment when good and just ignore it when bad.

Originally posted by 10crystalmask01:

Another few good examples in our modern world would be places such as boot camp or martial arts training. Similar enforced discipline, similar tactics..this is one reason why the “good behavior” you’re requesting for can’t be implemented into the education system.

The people who attend these are a specific type of person, in schools you are dealing with every kind of person. True, the abusive method is more effective with some people, and fear can be a quick fix for bad behaviour, but in the long term is less reliable a control

Originally posted by 10crystalmask01:

One of the most well known ‘successful’ methods for teaching discipline to students is to use the power of abuse.

If you want a quick fix and resentment, yes. If you want it to last and be genuine, no.

Originally posted by 10crystalmask01:

I don’t want to see this happen, nor do I want to live through what my grandparents had to go through.

Exactly, so how will you react if this was brought back? Defiance till you are too numb from pain to fight back? Roll over meekly and accept it?

What about the second you think you will get away with something? If the only reason to behave is fear of pain then as soon as the risk of pain is gone, so is any incentive to behave.

People should be rewarded for good behaviour, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that murderers, rapists etc should just be ignored and hope they go away, but if there was at least some reward to be had from behaving then more people would likely do it.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Louis Head needs to be arrested for inciting riot.

Why is it decided in these situations that the only way the dead individual can have justice and find peace is for a load of people that never met them to go out and get a free TV?

I’m not slagging off blacks or Americans here, this happened in the UK in 2011. The police shot an armed drug dealer in Tottenham, London. Due to him being half-cast the public decided this was due to race and class, the rich white “man” attacking a poor innocent minority drug dealer.

People of every colour all across the nation decided the best way to show the inequality in race and economic status was for them to brick the windows of their nearest Rumbelows and get that new TV they have had an eye on for a five-finger discount.

How much of what is happening is about Michael Brown? How much is about race and inequality? How much is about mob anonymity and a new TV?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why are schools so warped now?

On TOP of all this, her parents PAY for her to go to this school! ( big money too )

had a flag in every room where we had to recite the pledge of allegiance each day BEFORE anything was done as a simple sign of respect for the country that was providing it all

The country isn’t providing it all at this school though, her parents money is…

If anything they should all give thanks each morning to their parents not a scrap of cloth

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Let's discuss Bill Cosby the serial rapist

Originally posted by herg1:

This is a picture one of the women took of Cosby in the 70’s right after he gave her Quaalude’s, but before she was affected by the drugs:

Come on now guys, we all know he was nude under there just doing some phone buisness before the drugs kicked in on the 18 year old white woman. Almost all the ladies are white, that tells you something as well.

A black man using a phone! What more proof of rape do you people need??

Seriously, am I missing some link between phone use and rape?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ironically, Russia is going to save the world from the USA.

Originally posted by gunghoman:
Originally posted by cokoru:
Originally posted by gunghoman:
Originally posted by cokoru:
Originally posted by gunghoman:

Most people in the English-speaking parts of the world missed Putin’s speech at the Valdai conference in Sochi a few days ago, and, chances are, those of you who have heard of the speech didn’t get a chance to read it, and missed its importance. (For your convenience, I am pasting in the full transcript of his speech below.) Western media did their best to ignore it or to twist its meaning. Regardless of what you think or don’t think of Putin (like the sun and the moon, he does not exist for you to cultivate an opinion) this is probably the most important political speech since Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech of March 5, 1946.

In this speech, Putin abruptly changed the rules of the game. Previously, the game of international politics was played as follows: politicians made public pronouncements, for the sake of maintaining a pleasant fiction of national sovereignty, but they were strictly for show and had nothing to do with the substance of international politics; in the meantime, they engaged in secret back-room negotiations, in which the actual deals were hammered out. Previously, Putin tried to play this game, expecting only that Russia be treated as an equal. But these hopes have been dashed, and at this conference he declared the game to be over, explicitly violating Western taboo by speaking directly to the people over the heads of elite clans and political leaders.

The Russian blogger chipstone summarized the most salient points from Putin speech as follows:

1. Russia will no longer play games and engage in back-room negotiations over trifles. But Russia is prepared for serious conversations and agreements, if these are conducive to collective security, are based on fairness and take into account the interests of each side.

2. All systems of global collective security now lie in ruins. There are no longer any international security guarantees at all. And the entity that destroyed them has a name: The United States of America.

3. The builders of the New World Order have failed, having built a sand castle. Whether or not a new world order of any sort is to be built is not just Russia’s decision, but it is a decision that will not be made without Russia.

4. Russia favors a conservative approach to introducing innovations into the social order, but is not opposed to investigating and discussing such innovations, to see if introducing any of them might be justified.

5. Russia has no intention of going fishing in the murky waters created by America’s ever-expanding “empire of chaos,” and has no interest in building a new empire of her own (this is unnecessary; Russia’s challenges lie in developing her already vast territory). Neither is Russia willing to act as a savior of the world, as she had in the past.

6. Russia will not attempt to reformat the world in her own image, but neither will she allow anyone to reformat her in their image. Russia will not close herself off from the world, but anyone who tries to close her off from the world will be sure to reap a whirlwind.

7. Russia does not wish for the chaos to spread, does not want war, and has no intention of starting one. However, today Russia sees the outbreak of global war as almost inevitable, is prepared for it, and is continuing to prepare for it. Russia does not war—nor does she fear it.

8. Russia does not intend to take an active role in thwarting those who are still attempting to construct their New World Order—until their efforts start to impinge on Russia’s key interests. Russia would prefer to stand by and watch them give themselves as many lumps as their poor heads can take. But those who manage to drag Russia into this process, through disregard for her interests, will be taught the true meaning of pain.

9. In her external, and, even more so, internal politics, Russia’s power will rely not on the elites and their back-room dealing, but on the will of the people.

To these nine points I would like to add a tenth:

10. There is still a chance to construct a new world order that will avoid a world war. This new world order must of necessity include the United States—but can only do so on the same terms as everyone else: subject to international law and international agreements; refraining from all unilateral action; in full respect of the sovereignty of other nations.

To sum it all up: play-time is over. Children, put away your toys. Now is the time for the adults to make decisions. Russia is ready for this; is the world?

No one wants your communism.

It has nothing to do with communism, it has to do with stopping a one great nation which is now corrupt, ( the USA ) from dominating the world.

I don’t see what’s wrong with America compared to that wretched country of Russia.

You are not looking hard enough. The USA is becoming the thug nation of the world. Sooner or later it needs to be dealt with before it grows too powerful. Putin understands this.

Yea, the evil USA shoots down passenger jets operated by the evil tourist board of Malaysian Airlines….

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Millennial Boomerangs

Originally posted by mikeinware:

It’s not biased, kids are supposed to leave the the nest. It’s bizarre to stay at home after you reach adulthood. It’s how nature works.

And do what? Pretty sure most people don’t live at home because they want to, most people live at home because their meagre wage isn’t enough to afford to move out without support from home or the state (which they may not be eligible for if parents are even moderately financially sound).

How is it bizarre or how nature works? Pretty sure children moving out is actually quite a new thing and for most of the history of man families have stuck together a lot more than in recent times. That would suggest that moving out is actually the more bizarre behaviour on a species point of view.

Our new relationship is symbiotic. My parents benefit from having an extra set of hands around the house to help with chores and a constant source to explain all pop-culture references.

Hadn’t considered the hidden costs that are saved. I will help out where I can round the house and garden and offer to pay my share (or all) of meals/drinks when we go out, as well as board, but you raise a good point.

While I was away at university the home computer stopped working, just turned off suddenly and wouldn’t come back on, didn’t even whirr when the on button was pressed, nothing. To fix this a PC repair guy was called out to find the plug had come loose and basically plug the computer back in. £60 call out fee plus 1 hours labour. That would not of happened if I was at home at the time as the power supply would of been the first thing I checked for free. When there is a technology problem now, they just ask me and I don’t charge.

I would also agree with the pop culture bit to an extent, I get asked a lot of questions about modern culture and helped my mum set her Facebook up once she retired to keep in touch with old work colleagues and friends. There are things my mother enjoys that my father doesn’t but I do that I will do and discuss with her (Game of Thrones, horticulture, cooking etc), and things my father enjoys my mother doesn’t that I will do and discuss with him (football, British TV comedies etc). They have said in the past they worry when I do have the means to move out they will end up that old retired couple with nothing left to talk about, we all have a good laugh as a family together and it’s more dynamic with three minds discussing ideas and making witticisms than two.

For those of you who care more about the state, I pay full tax on all earnings over £10,000 while living at home as I am not eligible for any benefits or tax breaks. If I moved out I would have to take as many benefits as I could to try to help support myself (or look to my parents for support which would cost them more than me living at home)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ebola

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAz-F1QnyCk&list=UUnLxFpGiCi-u3RLx9uF8bOg

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is my being a white, cisgender, heterosexual male a bad thing?

Originally posted by jaytotheareokay:
Originally posted by TheBSG:

You can either accept your privilege or not. Either way you still have it. Considering you’re butthurt over lacking something to be oppressed over that you’re calling people’s despising your privilege a form of oppression itself, I think you’re going to be just fine. If that’s the worst you have to deal with, be thankful. Spend one day shopping with a black friend and then stop talking. Exit the house as a female and experience the sexual entitlement. Be something other than a white straight male once it’s dark out. Because you can’t, you’ll never know the experiences of others. That’s the whole thing people are upset with you about: Instead of acknowledging that you don’t know and regularly contribute to those people’s experiences, you complain about what little inconvenience your privilege causes you.

As a white cisgendered male, you are being a bigot here. I have a number of racial and sexual minority friends, and we all get along very well. Everyone has fun together and race, sexuality, and gender I.D. rarely come up. Most of usgrew up poor, in the Midwest. I never went to college, but I got a job as a machinist and worked hard for everything I own. You saying that all white people are privileged, and that its okay to be angry at a group for the actions of some of their ancestors is very insensitive of you. Btw my ancestors are largely Norwegian and Amish, mostly arriving in America after the civil war. Everyone has different life experiences, so judging someone based on what they look like is wrong no matter what.

No you don’t, haven’t you been listening? White people and black people cannot be friends because whites simply cannot comprehend what it means to be black, same way heterosexual people and homosexual people cannot get along because they are so different. There are huge differences between races and sexualities and you are being a racist/sexist by trying to befriend them and pretend to understand them.

Just trying to predict the reply if it’s anything like what you quoted

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ebola cases popping up all over texas

“But Ebola will wipe out humanity” – Scare Mongering Media

The only funny thing about the Ebola outbreak is when it first stared I noticed a few news outlets referring to it as a ‘new’ super virus…

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ebola cases popping up all over texas

You’d better of got your shit together and sorted this by my holiday next year, America

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / NWO conspiracy theories! what's one you think might be real?

Originally posted by DanielMontgomery:

There is a conspiracy to merge several unions such as the EU and soon to be fromed Asian Union.

What is this Asian Union? It’s not mentioned anywhere in your link.

It does make sense when you think about it, China and Japan have always been best-friends and all those other countries like North Korea, just waiting for an invitation to join hands with the rest of the world.

Or do you mean central Asia? That seems even less likely they want to be in any way joined to the EU and/or the West

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Boston Bomber - Twitter celebrity

Originally posted by vikaTae:

Nothing’s really wrong with these people. He’s become a meme. Something new and cool to follow.

Don’t forget, most of these people live comfortably in the first world, and don’t work in health or the emergency services. Most have never really seen true sufffering or horrific injury up close, so to them it’s just an abstract concept with no real meaning.

Does it not suggest an alarming lack of empathy though that just because they are removed from horrors themselves they seem to view them like fiction in a movie instead of things happening to real people

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What would happen if there was a worldwide famine?

Pretty sure Day of the Triffids covered this…