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Topic: Serious Discussion / Delete this plox nothing was very well said on my part, if I ever try again I'll make sure to make more sense. :)

the chip is going to label you, making it harder to be your own individual with your own private life

Damn you blood! I want to be an individual but there you go labeling me AB Positive!

All the chip does is state facts about you such as immunizations, blood type, current diseases, history of cancer in family. Even if one doesn’t have a chip implanted, they are still labeled by those categories. All the chip does is make it easy to find out those things, it does not create them.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Declining Intellgence

How long have you been in high school? Unless its been over 10 years, you do not have anything to compare effort levels to. The thing is, people have been lazy for a long time, it is not a new phenomena.

EDIT: Yes, IQ is a horrible measure of intelligence, but so is anything else if you want it to apply over generations.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Declining Intellgence

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

While its fun to say people are dumbing down, they are, in fact, getting smarter.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Body

I doubt much would happen because most Christians would still not believe it. There have been hundreds of bodies claimed to be different people, Mary, Joseph, even Jesus, but all were too vague to assume anything. Same thing would happen, people would get greedy and claim the find for themselves and their denomination, others would not believe them because of this, some would not be satisfied that its Jesus, many would claim Jesus has no body since God took it, etc. etc.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ann Coulter: Women Shouldn't Vote

Originally posted by sgman:

Are you guys serious? She is always making crazy extreme statements half to make a point and half as a joke.

Its almost funny how you all actually take her at face value. Its like going into a comedy joint and leaving half way through because their politics just don’t agree with you.

Yeah, she makes jokes, such as calling Clinton black, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that she is calling him and Obama socialist and un-American.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ann Coulter: Women Shouldn't Vote

She is just throwing for attention, ignore her.

Ignoring trolls doesn’t work too well if they gather an ignorant following. (Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reily for example)

It’s Ann Coulter.

I guess I’m just pissed because people in my area are agreeing with her. I have actually been criticized for being “too harsh” for calling her a sexist.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ann Coulter: Women Shouldn't Vote

Blaming an entire sex for the election of the anti-Christ is irrational indeed. This wouldn’t be so bad if it was just one person being insane, but i have seen locally people actually agreeing with her. It is solely because she said the magic word, socialism, but it still scares me how people are willing to side with any outrageous claim just because it agrees with them.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ann Coulter: Women Shouldn't Vote

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2009/oct/06/coulter-stirs-debate-at-utc/

Ann Coulter spoke at UTC yesterday. As can be seen in the above link, she brought up many controversial things but something stood out:

“We never would have had a Democratic president if women weren’t given the right to vote,” said Ms. Coulter, whose comments sparked some laughter and clapping in the crowd. “I think (women) should be able to go to college … become lawyers … own guns … I just don’t think they should be able to vote.”

While the right wing has always had people who were sexist, racist, etc. This seems quite shocking, especially coming from a woman.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / [Game] RP Legends: The Masters - The Beginning

*The Eye of the Storm"

Ehanis was bandaging his shoulder with a roll of fabric Djanji’s father had given him. Pressure allowed him to move his shoulder slightly, so he assumed that it was just a hairline fracture. It was at this time that the announcment came. He was disappoined at what he heard next. A battle. He had hoped that the tension between the differant groups would blow over without large battles, but he was wrong.

He had to go to battle even if he didn’t know. He was raised to fight, he was strong and people needed him to fight. He would go even if it meant giving up his pasifistic ways.

“Are you going to be able to come with us, Ehanis, or is your arm bothering you too much?”

“Aye, I feel I have to.”

 
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Topic: Off-topic / [Game] RP Legends: The Masters - The Beginning

The Eye of the Storm

Ehanis saw someone a few meters away. He stood up with the aid of his pole-arm. He was going to use it to help him walk, but it was no use, he had to hold his shoulder, other wise, every step shifted the broken bone, causing aggonizing pain to shoot through his whole arm.

He made his way towards the person, who by then had seen him.

“Are you in need of aid, friend?” He said while offering Ehanis some water.

“Yes, I- I think I broke something in my shoulder. I was using a glider to go back to my town, but it broke in mid air and I fell down the full lenght of the Tornado.”

[Ill try to get to Tartus ASAP]

 
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Topic: Off-topic / [Game] RP Legends: The Masters - The Beginning

The Eye Of The Storm

Ehanis was about to hit the ground, he extended his arms so that he can roll, minimizing the damage. As soon as his left hand touched the ground, his arm buckled. His shoulder was in severe pain because of the wound and what was about to happen wouldn’t help. The entire force of his body hit his shoulder; he heard something snap.

He screamed in pain, clutching his shoulder. He thought he broke his collarbone, that was the most probable thing to break under such force. He had heard stories that people lived in the eye, and if anything could help him, it would be them.

[Alvin, you can come in anytime you want, and you can controll my character a bit.]

 
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Topic: Off-topic / [Game] RP Legends: The Masters - The Beginning

[What exactly does realtime mean in this rp? If you mean its day when its day irl, night when its night irl. that is problematic as people live in differant countries. It also creates a problem is people meet other characters and they have conflicting schedules. A simple 15 minute conversation might take a full day, while something that would take a full day would take 15 minutes.]

 
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Topic: Off-topic / [Game] RP Legends: The Masters - The Beginning

Tornado

Ehanis awoke after a period of time. For a second, he didn’t know where he was, but he quickly figured out. The roar of the tornado was deafening. He was only a couple hundred feet away from it. He quickly clung to the ground, now aware of his vulnerability to the storm.

As he looked at the mighty tornado, he noticed something; there was something inside of it. He started crawling towards it. He was right, there was something inside of it.

Ehanis created a bubble of dense air around himself, always sucking it in with his powers to prevent the tornado from destroying it. His pole-arm was still strapped on his back. This was good news, and bad news. He had a massive wound on the tip of his left shoulder. He carefully unstrapped the weapon and held it in his right arm.

He was very near the wall of the tornado now. The winds were ripping at his bubble, trying to get to him. He knew he had to do something soon; his powers were dwindling. With one final effort, he took his pole-arm and with a massive downward swing, he created a wall of wind that tore through the tornado, eliminating all the debris in that section of it.

He leaped into the hole before it got filled up, landing on the other side, in pain.

[Alvin, I’m setting up to meet your character]

 
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Topic: Off-topic / [Game] RP Legends: The Masters - The Beginning

Tornado

Ehanis was returning from the library with a book in hand. This was the only only copy of the book, but it would be good enough. He got his glider and jumped off. He should not have jumped. the glider caught air at the top of his jump; however, his body still went with the trajectory.

His full body weight and the force of his falling body came down on the handle bar of the glider. It ripped from the large cloth triangle. Ehanis fell. He started screaming, but he quickly came to mind. He started channeling a giant gust of wind right beneath him.

As he started slowing down he realized something far worse. The tornado was sucking him in. Without thinking, he redirected the stream of air towards the tornado. It did nothing, and now, he was falling down once again. He once again refocused his stream upon the ground, but it did little.

He hit the ground hard, knocking him unconcious.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / [Game] RP Legends: The Masters - The Beginning

Hahr-Deriz, Nearest town to the Air HQ

Ehanis made his way down the snake like path. He was making his way to the tornado. He needed some books for his class, but there was no library in Hahr-Deriz. There was a library in a town a mile away down the mountain, but he doubted it would have the book he needed. He needed a book on the foundation of the elemental groups. The HQ was bound to have one, seeing as it is the staple of unification of the aeromancers.

Ehanis had only been at the headquarters twice before. Both times he spent less than two days there. He wasn’t that fond of it, it was far to busy, always things going on. It felt as if it was progressing so fast, no actual progress was being made. One could come one day, come back another day years later and see no change, come back a month later and it would be a whole new place.

As he made his way down, he got to a cliff, where there were a couple gliders. This was the easiest way to make it to the city. An average citizen usually hires a strong aeromancer to send him up, but Ehanis needed no such aid. He took the glider and plunged of the cliff. Almost immediately, the glider soared up. The ride was not easy, it never is. The tornado was a good defense, but it also made the trip rough. It was hard to steer the glider and provide the wind for it.

He made a surprisingly easy landing upon the docking area. The city was much different than he had last seen it. He didn’t even recognize the docking area. However, he did know where the library was, large buildings like that never changed position. So he made his way in this strange, yet familiar city.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proposition 8 in California, 2008

Originally posted by Orzo:

bigot

homophobe

No, im not either of those, anything else? I just want to fit in!

Bigot: a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.

Homophobe: a person who fears or hates homosexuals and homosexuality.

You fit both perfectly.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Anarchy (Direct Democracy)

Honestly though, no one (besides pmr) is arguing extremes.

I don’t believe in money, it leads to a number of great evils, but lets discuss the positives and negatives of a 100% Capitalist society.

Pmr, why does the world have to be 100% anything? We know 100% something will not work, than why do you try to take everything to the extremes?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why are you Atheist?

Satan puts in your mind a temptation to think rationally

This just made my day.

A mortal, imperfect human being sacrificing a cat is much different than an almighty God sacrificing his own son for the good of all mankind.

How?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What Evidence is there that God Exists, and why do People Believe in Him?

Originally posted by Pink_Fuzzy_Bunny:

Yes, but the Bible speaks of a round Earth thousands of years before scientists discovered it for themselves. (Job 26:10, Prov 8:27, Isaiah 40:22, Amos 9:6) True, there were several Greeks and Romans who theorized a round Earth, but, it was not a widely accepted theory.

Job 26:10/Prov. 8:27, circle on water = flat

Isaiah 40:22 too vague

Amos 9:6: Could mean anything.

Now there is Isaiah 11:12, Revelation 7:1, etc.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Anarchy (Direct Democracy)

And then once you do so, it’s no longer anarchy then, is it? It’s a dictatorship, and you’re the dictator. Perhaps you aren’t clear on what anarchy is.

What prevents a group of people teaming up and forming a non-Anarchy?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Anarchy (Direct Democracy)

So, an anarchy requires pasifists which will come around by raising kids without war which could only happen in an anarchy.

See any problems?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Strange Abilities

I mean, radioactive activity seems to be here quite a lot.

Ya, my freiends was exposed to radioactivity and he got a cool new power. He turned cold, stopped moving, stopped aging, and didn’t need to breathe anymore.

Biologically speaking, if we are to have superpowers, mutating out cells with radioactivity will do nothing for us; however, in the future we could engineer people with man made products to be far better than humans today.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Survival of the fittest?

Dont tell me every person you’ve met is perfect like you.

Don’t tell be every poor person is lazy or a drug addict. Or every fat person is fat because they choose to be. The world isn’t black and white. Just because someone has a job, it doesn’t mean they won’t be poor. Just because a person is fat, doesn’t mean they are entirely at cause.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Property IS Theft (UPDATE)

my cat leaves the dead body by the door and keeps meowing til I come, as if it wants me to eat it.

You should see a kitten spot a butterfly one day. They will attack it, and if they kill it that stomp on it and leave it. That does nothing, as you said its instinct, its natural, just as it is natural for humans to be greedy.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Property IS Theft (UPDATE)

Pmr, would you consider killing for fun and than not eating the animal they kill afterwards to be greedy. If so, you should really see a cat, they hunt animals out of personal joy and just leave the dead bodies.