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Topic: Serious Discussion / Assault Against a Cyborg

BSG,
The above post was a pleasure to read. Thank you.

Vika,
In all honesty that incident frightens and disturbs me. It just goes to show how animalistic, ignorant, and xenophobic the masses can be.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Rate the song above you. V.2

10/10 That really heats up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzod3CotfAg
Claudio Montuori – Just for fun

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Westboro Baptist Church--Free Speech vs. Harrassment

They are offending Christians most of all. They are by no means “The Church”

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Obama's Tears

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

-John Donne

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Logic Behind Mafia Executions?

What “mafia”? There is no mafia… Trust me, FuH-Get-Aboud’it!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Obama's Tears

Originally posted by Jantonaitis:

Exactly…and most of us non-americans don’t particularly care. Even among us who’ve had school shootings. It’s an interesting bit of news. It’s not a global tragedy. Plenty of Pakistanis get murdered by drone attacks and there’s no visceral upcry. I bet parents in Pakistan are a tad more worried about some of the more direct forms ‘westernization’ takes, rather than ‘OMG! It could happen here!’

I for one thought it was amusing how the American told the Oriental how appropriately sad he should feel for the coming of America. And how he apparently knows more about how Orientals in Singapore ‘really’ feel than the representing Oriental does.

That’s your personal problem, don’t project it onto the rest of world. When innocent children die randomly at the hands misguided madman, all of humanity mourns.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Debate: Is Human Nature Inherently Good Or Evil?

Originally posted by Jantonaitis:

You’re right. Evolution must be a lie.

I’m not debating the undeniable evidence of evolution. Why are you so keen to project an ignorant and negative stereotype on me?

I am however suggesting that there are human qualities that go beyond our genetic programming.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Obama's Tears

Originally posted by helltank:

Global tragedy? So that maniac shot up kids in every country in the world, did he? Or was he making an extraordinary realistic recreation of the Holocaust?

EDIT:Just saying, nobody in Singapore is particularly worried that someone might shoot up people in here. They’re saddened by the news(which as I pointed out is not particularly gigantic) but not worried. And they welcome the “Westernization” with open arms.

I believe you have more empathy than that, and that you understand what I meant. For the sake of conversation, sure, people want freedom and free enterprise, but American affluence, commercialism, and disintegration of tradition, cultural identity, and morality isn’t as welcome as you’d think.

I’m not talking about stopping men from stoning their wives to death, I’m talking about replacing a person’s sense of where they belong in the world with a selfish consumer mindset. It’s the common psychosis of caged animals. Many of us are trapped by too much free time, too many possessions, not enough productive socialization, and lack of purpose.

It’s a recipe for disaster.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Debate: Is Human Nature Inherently Good Or Evil?

How does self sacrifice play a role in evolution? What motivates a person to risk their lives to save the life of a complete stranger. What about giving a burger to a homeless person you will never see again, or helping an old lady across the street.

How do we account for self sacrifices, big and small, especially when they go unnoticed and unrewarded?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / HSBC openly laundered billions for drug cartels...

I’m outraged, but not surprised. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Pulsaris nailed it, these people are corporate monarchy. They probably own and have many people strategically placed in several governments.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Obama's Tears

Re-watched in full screen. He does look tired and emotionally exhausted.

Comments about the shooting being “no big deal” are in really poor taste. This is a Global tragedy, not just an American, or personal one. No doubt there are parents in other civilized countries hearing news of this and worrying about the Westernization of the World.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Obama's Tears

Originally posted by tenco1:
Originally posted by MyTie:

If you guys think this is bad, you shoulda seen the way Bush was criticized.

I wouldn’t call this critisism, just theorization hypothesisation.

Everything that takes place behind the podium is planned, especially for Obama. I’m not criticizing, he is very methodical. Maybe he had such an emotional response reading over his speech that he anticipated tears.

Originally posted by karmakoolkid:

OKAY….do ya wanna here so REAL CRAZY SHIT?
I’m talkin’bout the far end of these spinners, twisters, rumor-mongers, ultra pessimists, genuine negative assholes.

There is this one particular individual that is a frequent caller to the shit-head radio shows that is saying: The govt. is behind these shootings so it can stir up emotions in order to “get the guns”.

Thankfully, even the extreme “conservative” radio hosts are calling him a fucking NUT.
BUT, ya know how some ppl will believe most anything if they hear if often enough and from a source that APPEARS to share biases, etc. w/ them. Right, jake-o?

Addendum: LOL….vika, we must be “channeling” each other ATM.

That’s an outrageous claim, no more plausible than 9/11 being an inside job.
Conspiracy theories are sometimes the result of trying to make sense of and justify the incomprehensible.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should Learning Another Language At School Be Compulsory

Learning a second language should be mandatory. What language you learn should be a choice. We have the technology to make this possible.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Obama's Tears

There seems to be some public speculation over whether or not our President’s tears were genuine in this statement regarding the Connecticut shooting.

The speech is beautiful and I believe Obama’s words are genuine, but I’m not sure about his blinking eyes and wiping of unseen tears.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIA0W69U2_Y

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun Issues

I hate that this event has been politicized. We aren’t a culture of faulty gun laws, we’re a culture of overly affluent faulty people. Most of these kinds of shootings are the result spoiled upper middle class kids who have too much free time on their hands.

The difference between a psychopath and a genius is a positive purpose in life.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What does it really mean? Aristotle's qoute

Some really thoughtful answers here. I can only ad that our character is who we are behind closed doors. Our thought life plays a major roll in our behavior. There’s always who we think we are, who we really are, and who we’d like to be. I see excellence as a positive and harmonious alignment of these three things.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Australian radio prank

Bullying culture must stop.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / ARE We In The End Times?

It’s a common argument that from generation to generation morality is relative, but the past 100 years have given us a world unlike any humanity has ever seen before in it’s history. Prior to electricity every generation grew up in a world similar to that of their parents. The generation gap was much smaller.

Television has changed everything. It is responsible for the disintegration of the family unit and the cooperate programming of every mind from birth to death.

What troubles me most is the amount of personal information we freely give to corporations. We scan cards every time we shop. With so many independent agencies aware of where you live, what you watch, what do online, and what you buy… once unified, personal freedom will be a thing of the past.

They will know everything about you and will be able to track and control your every move. Big brother will become a reality, and that my friends sounds like the end of the world to me.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / U.S. Debt Clock

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

If America was a Sims game, we’d have lost a long time ago.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Secession of States post Obama re-election

Originally posted by tenco1:
Originally posted by Azolf:

This is nonsense. Does anybody really think it matters if a Republican or Democrat is in office?

Yes, because if a Democrat is president, while the either Senate or House is mainly Rebulican, and vice versa, it makes progress shite.

That’s why it makes no difference. It’s the “special interest” groups that keep this country unbalanced by buying out politicians through lobbying. It’s like letting the murderer choose the jury. It doesn’t matter who the judge/president is.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Secession of States post Obama re-election

This is nonsense. Does anybody really think it matters if a Republican or Democrat is in office? If you want to know who’s really in charge, follow the money trail. That’s where the real power is, and it’s hellbent on ushering in an era of Order in the New World.

A bunch of gun nuts who have never read a Bible in their lives aren’t about to start a civil war. In the end they’ll be lining up to get their identity chips with the rest of us, if only to keep their jobs and their family units intact.

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / First Contact

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Topic: Serious Discussion / On Anarchy:Chaos and Order

People have no idea what anarchy is. Without law everybody would have to be a gunfighter. If you weren’t strong enough to protect your home, someone could just kill you and take it from you.

Eventually things would balance out and we’d have communities of “good guys” and “bad guys” who would be in constant conflict with each other. The economy would collapse. The infrastructure of modern civilization would begin to crumble.

Anarchy is the pipe dream of motorcycle gangs, and idealists who think laws don’t prevent crime.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The ethics of the creation of highly specialised minds

Technically, if we don’t have free will, we are predestined to create those specialized minds, and those minds are predestined lead those individuals where they may.

If we do have free will, then the choice is up to us to create specialized minds, and then those minds will have the choice to use there specialization in any way they choose.

I personally feel that both are in a way, at play in our lives. We might have the moral responsibility to create those minds in order to solve the problems we have created for ourselves… or we might have the moral responsibility to not allow it, for ia such a powerful mind could heal us, if perverted it could hurt us all.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Debate: Is Human Nature Inherently Good Or Evil?

I have to put a lot of effort into being an optimist. In the wild, animals fight, animals steal, animals deceive, and the list goes on. But every once in a while I see an evil in humanity that shakes my upward looking perspective. There are some crimes committed by humans against each other and themselves that seem to go beyond natural human instinctive behavior.

I don’t know if we are innately good or evil, but I do believe that there are forces at work among and within us that enable us to be more noble, or more vicious, than what comes naturally to our species.