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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gay Marriage

I do not get why gay people are unhappy if their unions are called ‘civil unions’ instead of Marriage.

What is the difference if both have equal rights?

Marriage has been used as a term in religion for thousands of years.

I say allow all gays to enter a civil union with the same exact rights.
Then deny religious people from entering a civil union.

Now both sides get their own little term for a ‘joining’.

Problem solved.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / New Zealand copyright infringement laws

Originally posted by Dapper_Lion:
Originally posted by VanguardeisBack4:
Originally posted by Dapper_Lion:
Originally posted by VanguardeisBack4:

The only thing that will stop pirating is heavy jail time. When people start to realize that people they know are going away for 2,3 years for stealing, I assure you they will stop pirating.

Piracy isn’t stealing.

The music companies aren’t losing anything.

I mean, if you start counting taking away potential profits as “stealing”, where do you draw the line?

Is buying a Toyota “stealing” from Ford?

Is choosing not to buy lunch from McDonalds “stealing”?

Is growing your own food “stealing” profits from farmers?

Breathing. You are getting free air. Some companies sell air. By breathing, you are “stealing” from them, right?

WHERE DO YOU DRAW THE LINE???

Yes they are, they are losing a sale that they would have had. Clearly if a person decides to download a CD or movie, they have expressed a desire to use the product. And the creators of that product deserve payment.

It really is that simple.

All of your analogies are way off, and terrible.

Stop trying to justify stealing, grow up, get a job, and pay for the damn content like an adult.

>telling people to get a job
>spends all day trolling SD, an internet forum

Can you smell the hypocrisy?

Dapper Lion, I used to be like you and the rest of the pirates. I heavily downloaded games via bittorrent when it first came out. Before that, I was on the newsgroups downloading games and movies. Before that, I was on the original Napster downloading .mp3’s. Before that.. you get the idea. I have been online since 1994, and I have seen first hand the progression of piracy online.

What happened? I grew up! I was able to go to college, and get a high paying job that I enjoy now. I work at Epic in Verona, and they have a very liberal policy in terms of freedom. I can post on forums if I want during my office hours. All they expect is for me to produce results, which I do.

Anyway, you have avoided the simple logic I presented to you, and chose to personally attack me. Why did you do this? Because you know deep down that piracy is wrong and that you do not want to do it.

You will understand one day.. when you grow up and mature. Just like I did!

I am speaking truthfully, I am not trying to say hurtful things.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Do people always intentionally mean evil and harm when committing deviancy or crime?

I just want to say that this thread has disturbed me, and has honestly left me with no desire to take part it in. I have seen thousands of threads, but this is one of those rare ones that just creep me out. ( And I have seen tens of thousands of threads since 1994 )

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How can we stop 'stealth' racism in the USA?

Originally posted by axlkoegoskyeg:
Originally posted by VanguardeisBack4:
Originally posted by helltank:

I don’t really care who racist’d who. The fact is, someone discriminated against somebody and we have to stop it.

There are… let’s see. Four black kids in my class(Singapore is pretty multi-racial).

Two are dismissed as worthless goody two shoes, one being the monitress and the other the head prefect(for all you americans, prefects and monitresses are basically people who ensure nobody gets up to mischief).

One is known as “Pervert Imran”. Need I say more.

One, the “Grim Nigger”, is beaten up every day and is widely insulted.

But we can’t regulated it. The problem with stealth racism is that it’s stealth. You can’t hit what you can’t see. I think spreading the message that “RACISM=BAD” would be helpful. Obama could take money from the drone activities and spend it on education. Currently, Singapore has no drone activities, and invests heavily in education, and it’s doing well so far. It’s dollar is improving, Changi Airport is an airport famous for its efficiency and pure awesomeness(if I recall it once was number one on the “best airports” list), and Westerners want our textbooks.

Wow, Singapore sounds great…

Except that despite all the pride you show for it… you still have bullies beating up kids in school. Just like the USA. You also socially torment other schoolkids.. which happens in the USA as well.

Yea, Singapore is a world leader. :’}

I think he was actually saiyng that as a example of how, despite it appearing to be a place were blacks are accepted as equals, it isnt…

Rereading it, I guess that is what he meant. I was just trying to point out as well that for all of his pride in Singapore, they still cannot solve the racism and bullying.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Drivers Licenses given to illegal immigrants. Wow.

Part of me is hoping that this is a elaborate scheme to lure in illegals so they can be deported in huge numbers.

Sadly, the USA does not seem to care about it’s own Federal Laws. Perhaps the USA deserves to be dragged down by illegals simply because the USA does not care about the very laws it makes.

Try to immigrate to New Zealand, France, Germany, Japan, etc.. Read in awe at how draconian it is compared to the USA. They have much stricter rules than the USA. Yet illegals do not care, and take advantage of the USA because they know it is easy to do.

Illegals do not care about the USA itself, they only care about what they can extract from it, money, housing, medical care, and now a legal drivers license. They are the first to admit they send huge amounts of money ‘home’. Uh.. I thought they wanted in to the USA to have a better ‘home’, yet they always say they send their money ‘back home to the family’.

Again, I will say this again because I am shocked at the lack of outrage.

WHY THE HELL do the LEGAL IMMIGRANTS not speak out against illegals at all? You would think this group of citizens would be the most pissed, because they waited years to do the process LEGALLY AND CORRECTLY, but wait – all of a sudden fellow countrymen and women just don’t give a shit, want it NOW NOW NOW, and on day one when they step onto US soil, they break FEDERAL LAW of the country they claim to want to be part of.

It is totally absurd.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How can we stop 'stealth' racism in the USA?

Originally posted by helltank:

I don’t really care who racist’d who. The fact is, someone discriminated against somebody and we have to stop it.

There are… let’s see. Four black kids in my class(Singapore is pretty multi-racial).

Two are dismissed as worthless goody two shoes, one being the monitress and the other the head prefect(for all you americans, prefects and monitresses are basically people who ensure nobody gets up to mischief).

One is known as “Pervert Imran”. Need I say more.

One, the “Grim Nigger”, is beaten up every day and is widely insulted.

But we can’t regulated it. The problem with stealth racism is that it’s stealth. You can’t hit what you can’t see. I think spreading the message that “RACISM=BAD” would be helpful. Obama could take money from the drone activities and spend it on education. Currently, Singapore has no drone activities, and invests heavily in education, and it’s doing well so far. It’s dollar is improving, Changi Airport is an airport famous for its efficiency and pure awesomeness(if I recall it once was number one on the “best airports” list), and Westerners want our textbooks.

Wow, Singapore sounds great…

Except that despite all the pride you show for it… you still have bullies beating up kids in school. Just like the USA. You also socially torment other schoolkids.. which happens in the USA as well.

Yea, Singapore is a world leader. :’}

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / New Zealand copyright infringement laws

Originally posted by Dapper_Lion:
Originally posted by VanguardeisBack4:

The only thing that will stop pirating is heavy jail time. When people start to realize that people they know are going away for 2,3 years for stealing, I assure you they will stop pirating.

Piracy isn’t stealing.

The music companies aren’t losing anything.

I mean, if you start counting taking away potential profits as “stealing”, where do you draw the line?

Is buying a Toyota “stealing” from Ford?

Is choosing not to buy lunch from McDonalds “stealing”?

Is growing your own food “stealing” profits from farmers?

Breathing. You are getting free air. Some companies sell air. By breathing, you are “stealing” from them, right?

WHERE DO YOU DRAW THE LINE???

Yes they are, they are losing a sale that they would have had. Clearly if a person decides to download a CD or movie, they have expressed a desire to use the product. And the creators of that product deserve payment.

It really is that simple.

All of your analogies are way off, and terrible.

Stop trying to justify stealing, grow up, get a job, and pay for the damn content like an adult.

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / Gay Marriage

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why do some people have to think one gender is superior to another?

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Drivers Licenses given to illegal immigrants. Wow.

Originally posted by jhco50:

Uhmmm, they already get welfare. Drivers licenses being issued is not for driving in particular, it is a way to register to vote. A Democrat ploy since they usually vote Democrat. They tried that in my state and the people got it stopped.

Actually, it seems it is more than that.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/us/24licenses.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all

" New Mexico is one of just two states, the other being Washington, that allow in-state residents who are illegal immigrants to get the same driver’s licenses given to citizens, as long as they pass a written test and successfully show they can turn and stop and park.

But critics, led by the newly elected governor, Susana Martinez, say that the lenient licensing law attracts illegal immigrants from far and wide who fraudulently claim they live in New Mexico in order to get identification cards that allow them to settle into American life."

Yes, you read that correctly, To get their drivers license, they actually have to do LESS than a legal citizen to obtain it.

Incredible.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Drivers Licenses given to illegal immigrants. Wow.

Video from CNN:

http://cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/politics/2011/09/06/pkg-valdes-illegal-licenses.cnn.html

My take on this:

Wow. This is stunning. What the hell is going on? Where is the outcry from the people who waited YEARS to immigrate legally? We are rewarding criminals now?
New Mexico is making a huge mistake here. First up, drivers licenses. Next up, welfare, medicaid, free college, etc.

This is a gross violation of Federal Law. It is un-American, and dangerous. These people should be arrested and deported ASAP, not be given a LICENSE TO DRIVE ON UNITED STATES ROADS. The actual license plate ACTUALLY SAYS "illegal immigrant’ on it. Really.
I do not like this development at all. Not one bit.
On top of this, the video clearly shows a very disturbing abuse of the system already.
And fyi, I am talking about illegals from any country.

I guess the focus of the debate should be if this is OK for the United States. Do you think this is OK for the United States? Why, or why not?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Can humanity ascend to divinity?

Originally posted by Doctor_Hedger:

I mean, I know it is a relative term, and it depends on what your definition of divinity is… Both full omnipotence and full immortality are impossible…

However, with proper technological, would it be possible to create such a thing as a ultimate war machine? Something with the power to destroy entire planets, something that would challenge our definitions of what is possible, and what is not? And, if yes, would it be possible for us to transfer our minds to such machine?

… And, assuming one achieves the power of a god… Would this one thus have the right to referr to hinself as a god?

While the perspective I just described is absurd, analysed from our current technology level, assuming we ever get THAT far( And we just as well might: Compare our current technology with the one we had 200 years ago. Large leap, he? ) my awnser would be: Sure, why not?

Who’s alt are you?

Also: Proof

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Hypocrisy of the United Nations.

Originally posted by beauval:
Originally posted by VanguardeisBack3:
Originally posted by Winnabago:

Are you implying everyone in Sirt is a terrorist? How do you know?

No, I am not. I am saying that carpet bombing is very effective in countries like Libya who have poor building construction. I suggest we drop pamphlets over Sirt or wherever we think Gaddafi is warning the civilians to leave before the bombs start.

Then, we hope that Gaddafi and his loyalists leave as well, and then we nab him as he is leaving. Cover every direction.

Just like hunting Quail.

This is why that won’t work.

How is it our fault if the terrorists use human shields? Why did those human shields not fight back so they would not be used as human shields?

We cannot be responsible for the actions of terrorists. It is in everyone’s best interest to end hostility as soon as possible. If that means killing by mistake lots of civilians now, to save MANY more later, so be it.

Let me fly the bomber, I will press the button to drop the bombs without a second of hesitation.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / New Zealand copyright infringement laws

The only thing that will stop pirating is heavy jail time. When people start to realize that people they know are going away for 2,3 years for stealing, I assure you they will stop pirating.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Fast and Furious Scandal

People are badly discounting the value of Mexico’s land and resources.

Mexico has much to offer the USA that the USA can take advantage of.

The people of Mexico clearly do not give a crap about their country, since it is a toilet.

In copyright laws, if you do not protect your copyright, you can lose it. ( and you should )

This is the perfect opportunity for Obama to solve the jobs crisis. In fact, historic.

1: Obtain Mexico.
2: Mexico is absorbed into the United States of America. The current Mexican states are left the way they are – the USA simply gains more states.
3: Obama announces the largest public works project in history – the rebuilding and modernization of Mexico. To bring it up to United States standards. ( You know, so you can drink the water without having the runs for a week )
4: It solves the illegal immigrant issue. All former Mexicans are now Americans.
5: They are forced to work to rebuild their former country, since they have no America to run to anymore.
6: Americans in the current USA are desperately needing jobs. We bring back the CCC, but on a much larger scale. Put massive amounts of people to work building and rebuilding the infrastructure of former Mexico.
7: The former country of Mexico instantly benefits, the USA benefits in the long term.
8: Everyone is happy.

Obama will go down as one of the greatest Presidents of all time, a true visionary. He just needs to have the guts to well, SHOW LEADERSHIP. Not the same old same old like he is doing. I know he has it in him. He just needs to commit to this and not give a damn about elections. If he does the right thing, the people will vote for him. It is simple. People see right through political campaigns. They despise political attack ads. It is a proven fact that people RESPOND to LEADERSHIP.

Come on Obama, step up and be the savior that everyone thought they were electing in 2008.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / School... does it have to be so boring

I suggest you try ‘unschooling’.

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

It worked wonderful for me. Then again I had grandparents who were my parents from age 6 months who were part of the greatest generation raise me. People who had values, unlike the generations that came after it.

The education system is NOT set up to insure that every child passes – it is set up to insure that the majority passes.

The ones that fall through the crack?

That is why we have fast food places.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gay Marriage

Originally posted by GameCrazyKid:

I don’t support Gay Marriage, I am strongly against it. One of the biggest reasons for this is that it is a distinct abomination of a Christian belief. Marriage has always been a religious ceremony (unless one was to bring up Roman marriage, but are we really going to take examples from the Roman empires?)

I don’t think there are any real religions that accept homosexuality, I think all of them either reject it or do not comment on it (But not commenting does not mean they support it. Or “it is fine”)

Also, I am a strong believer that homosexuality is unnatural. If we look at it with a scientific view homosexuality literally drains on the survival of the species. (No, I am not saying the human race is in danger of dying out, but the point still stands.)

And lastly, if we legalize Gay Marriage how can we say no to things like Polygamy? Does banning polygamy not bar the beliefs of Mormons? (The main point of this sentence being, where does it end? Where do we draw the line?)

But while I do realize that not everyone believes in my religion and not everyone should be bound by it’s law I feel like legalizing Gay marriage will tread on the beliefs of billions of people.

Honestly, I could care less if they were “legally bonded” or they were “In a partnership” but it is the term. The term “marriage” that I do not want being changed. Because the bible says “Marriage is between a man and a woman for love and procreation, any other definition is an abomination.”

Which is why I believe Gay Marriage should not be legalized (I realize in some places it is being legalized)

I will try to put this as nice as I can.

Other peoples sexual orientation is none of your affairs. It is not your buisness. How does it personally hurt or injure you?

These people are just like you and me, and they want to be happy and marry the person they love.

It is that simple.

As for the bible and Christianity, what it ‘thinks’ is irrelevant.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Each US state should be a separate country!

Bad idea.

We would de-evolve into the tribal bloodbaths of Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan. And most of Africa.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Another mini-crash coming up?

The markets will always go up in the long term. I am not worried. All of my stocks are set for the long haul, not short term very risky greed.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How can we stop 'stealth' racism in the USA?

I am trying to have a decent discussion here. I am fully aware of the fact that some black people are racist towards white people. I am also aware that some white people are racist towards black people.

Both whites and blacks have racists. I am not disputing that.

What I am trying to focus on is why there is ‘stealth’ racism towards blacks, as I said in the OP? The phone exchange is a perfect example. I am sure ‘stealth’ racism exists in black people as well, towards whites.

The critical difference is that blacks have been treated horribly by whites for centuries. It has only been a half a century since the open racism in the USA was made illegal. But for hundreds of years, blacks were sub-human, slaves, etc.

Whites have never gone through that at the hands of blacks. Whites were the aggressors.

This creates a very interesting dynamic in terms of stealth racism.