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by Kindi
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: freedom of speech bullshit
Replies: 44
Views: 1668

Re: freedom of speech bullshit

i wouldn't call any of what we have today "journalism"
by Kindi
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: would you take 50k over 100k a year? most would.
Replies: 34
Views: 1135

Re: would you take 50k over 100k a year? most would.

No, it's more as if you assumed everyone knew the entirety of what the graph represented given your vague description. Anyway, I've had enough of unwarranted condescension. I guess somebody had to take over Teflor's job since he isn't an ass anymore. Wear the crown proudly, but you're going to have...
by Kindi
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: The most upsetting news I've heard in a long time...
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: The most upsetting news I've heard in a long time...

the book is in the public domain. you could replace the word with 'lollipop' and do a print run if you wanted. this guy just planned on maybe 5000 books sold to a few schools who otherwise wouldn't have allowed the book. national media turned it into some crazy quest to puritanize the world. poor guy
by Kindi
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: undocumented worker or criminal illegal
Replies: 93
Views: 8501

Re: undocumented worker or criminal illegal

agreed corth
by Kindi
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: would you take 50k over 100k a year? most would.
Replies: 34
Views: 1135

Re: would you take 50k over 100k a year? most would.

it's as if i trusted the economists to actually know economics and therefore trusted that the graph was an accurate representation of truth without having to click-click-click to read up on all the detailed theory behind it. damn me and my naïveté :(
by Kindi
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: freedom of speech bullshit
Replies: 44
Views: 1668

Re: freedom of speech bullshit

i failed religion class twice in high school (private school) because i didn't believe that god really required me to do community service to prove myself to him and no one could explain to me why it was exactly 30 hours that god wanted
by Kindi
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: If you can't beat them, join them.
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: If you can't beat them, join them.

switzerland does it. an assault rifle and ammo in every home after mandatory military service (males 20 to 30)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politi ... ssued_arms
by Kindi
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: would you take 50k over 100k a year? most would.
Replies: 34
Views: 1135

Re: would you take 50k over 100k a year? most would.

Raw dollar figures, when speaking in terms of money and buying power, are about as useful as a toothpick in a sword fight. So, while your graph is lovely and it has pretty lines, and I'm sure some genius of an economist (and I use the term genius lightly) made it, it doesn't nearly apply to the con...
by Kindi
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: would you take 50k over 100k a year? most would.
Replies: 34
Views: 1135

Re: would you take 50k over 100k a year? most would.

you're right, economists are retarded, man i can't believe i thought they knew what was going on
by Kindi
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: would you take 50k over 100k a year? most would.
Replies: 34
Views: 1135

Re: would you take 50k over 100k a year? most would.

this graph shows world income inequality. the lines are "within-country" wealth, poorest on the left, richest on the right, and with up-down being amount of wealth. you'll note that the poorest 5% of americans are richer than the richest 5% of indians. and yet we feel like a poor nation in...
by Kindi
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Apparently, Violence Didn't Exist Before Glenn Beck
Replies: 21
Views: 659

Re: Apparently, Violence Didn't Exist Before Glenn Beck

Ragorn wrote:Please stop shouting! I didn't mean to enrage you! Please put your firearm down and don't hurt my family!

i can't stop laughing after i read this
by Kindi
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:29 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Half-elf shaman
Replies: 9
Views: 2526

Re: Half-elf shaman

wood elves
by Kindi
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: lol, I suppose he is "wearing" a seatbelt
Replies: 48
Views: 2264

Re: lol, I suppose he is "wearing" a seatbelt

Are you bald if you shave all your hair off then put on a wig? This is getting buddhist...
by Kindi
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tim Pawlenty on raising the 'debt ceiling'
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Tim Pawlenty on raising the 'debt ceiling'

"bankruptcy" for the US = economic armageddon. you really shouldn't mind if the choice to do so is taken away by law
by Kindi
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Republicans' campaign promises are "hypothetical"
Replies: 55
Views: 1974

Re: Republicans' campaign promises are "hypothetical"

if republicans act like liberals, and liberals act like socialists, what's the most comfortable type of shoe to wear while standing all day?
by Kindi
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:11 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Congresswoman Giffords
Replies: 90
Views: 3162

Re: Congresswoman Giffords

kiryan wrote:You are flipping crazy if you think that a conservative finds mein kampf one of their favorite books.

i said flipping crazy ppl find mein kampf one of their favorite books. it is both NOT a liberal book and NOT a conservative book. as i keep trying to say THERE ARE MORE THAN TWO SIDES
by Kindi
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fiscal Responsibility
Replies: 53
Views: 1169

Re: Fiscal Responsibility

congress has way more power than the president when it comes to spending and size of govt
by Kindi
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Congresswoman Giffords
Replies: 90
Views: 3162

Re: Congresswoman Giffords

"We are on Sarah Palin's targeted list. The way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of the gunsight over our district. When people do that, they have got to realize there are consequences to that action." ~Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, March 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7046bo92...
by Kindi
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Congresswoman Giffords
Replies: 90
Views: 3162

Re: Congresswoman Giffords

"Nazism (Nationalsozialismus, National Socialism; alternatively spelled Naziism[1]) was the ideology and practice of the Nazi Party and of Nazi Germany.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] It was a unique variety of fascism that involved biological racism and antisemitism.[10] Nazism presented itself as po...
by Kindi
Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fiscal Responsibility
Replies: 53
Views: 1169

Re: Fiscal Responsibility

The public option was dropped so it's health insurance lobby care. And I thought lots of what made it into the final bill was stuff republicans had in their plans for years until the democrats started agreeing?
by Kindi
Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Congresswoman Giffords
Replies: 90
Views: 3162

Re: Congresswoman Giffords

I thought nazis followed fascism? They were as left as the democratic republic of the congo is a democratic republic...
by Kindi
Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fiscal Responsibility
Replies: 53
Views: 1169

Re: Fiscal Responsibility

democrats have proven for the last two decades that they're incapable of rallying together. i'm surprised you think the Republicans are so weak as to not be able to pull of something like blocking legislation even with a strict minority
by Kindi
Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Moderate/Mainstream Islam
Replies: 50
Views: 881

Re: Moderate/Mainstream Islam

i think their morals need updating, and that ours are better (NOT a moral relativist). see what i mean about nuance? when we get down to core statements, it's easy to agree on some things. i think you'd also agree we're not perfect, and could do with some improving ourselves. not as much as them, of...
by Kindi
Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Congresswoman Giffords
Replies: 90
Views: 3162

Re: Congresswoman Giffords

i don't think mein kampf is a lefty book, tho he lists it as one of his favorites. the guy was schitzoid, and labeling him left or right just doesn't work, except to show which "side" you're "fighting"
by Kindi
Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Moderate/Mainstream Islam
Replies: 50
Views: 881

Re: Moderate/Mainstream Islam

i was sarcastically commenting on the poor state of journalism. and your comments come across as "if you're not with us, you're with the terrorists" note: more than one set of people can be wrong at the same time. you're wrong for fearing ALL muslims, and muslim extremists are wrong for be...
by Kindi
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Moderate/Mainstream Islam
Replies: 50
Views: 881

Re: Moderate/Mainstream Islam

The basic difference - In Pakistan, a politican is murdered and a substantial percentage of the people (if not a majority) publically celebrate. In the US, a politician is murdered and anyone who hypothetically supports such a thing is keeping quiet about it. Granted I'm sure if you look hard enoug...
by Kindi
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Moderate/Mainstream Islam
Replies: 50
Views: 881

Re: Moderate/Mainstream Islam

actually Ragorn, Eastern buddhism is some pretty messed up crap compared to the watered down, vague, generalized Western buddhism, and nonviolence only works if nobody wants to hurt you. force is the ultimate arbiter
by Kindi
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Moderate/Mainstream Islam
Replies: 50
Views: 881

Re: Moderate/Mainstream Islam

but that's in the past. and the past can't affect the present because it's in the past lol
by Kindi
Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Moderate/Mainstream Islam
Replies: 50
Views: 881

Re: Moderate/Mainstream Islam

not publicly anyway.

i think the main difference is media savvy
by Kindi
Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Chrome or Firefox?
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Re: Chrome or Firefox?

chrome rocks. very fast, minimalist, bookmark and extension syncing across computers note i'm biased: i got one of the prototype chrome netbooks... i don't much mind their tracking. a word on that tho. any browser that 'helps' you with your searches (you start typing, and they give probable endings ...
by Kindi
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Moderate/Mainstream Islam
Replies: 50
Views: 881

Re: Moderate/Mainstream Islam

"Dan Lohwasser, a reporter for United Press International, was one of the observers who witnessed Gray's execution. Lohwasser's account of Gray's death sparked a controversy, because of its graphic nature. At the time of Gray's execution, the gas chamber used in Mississippi had a vertical iron ...
by Kindi
Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Read this and with a straight face say you trust climate sci
Replies: 30
Views: 820

Re: Read this and with a straight face say you trust climate sci

i agree with teflor (sort of). he's certainly attacking the weakest point of climate change (what to do about it). tho his 'step 1' is already pretty complete, and the models get better every year, there's still too much uncertainty about how to fix it (politically, economically, socially, environme...
by Kindi
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: riots and socialism
Replies: 22
Views: 903

Re: riots and socialism

don't see why there can't be a middle ground, like every country currently existing
by Kindi
Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: riots and socialism
Replies: 22
Views: 903

Re: riots and socialism

it's almost as if 300,000 ppl are more important than 1 person
by Kindi
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: riots and socialism
Replies: 22
Views: 903

Re: riots and socialism

are employers really so stupid as to sign a legally binding agreement that says 'i can't fire you'?
by Kindi
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: riots and socialism
Replies: 22
Views: 903

Re: riots and socialism

you want to take away ppl's freedom of association? their liberty to form groups in an attempt to achieve common goals?
by Kindi
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Death panels back, but keep it on the down low
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: Death panels back, but keep it on the down low

lol bubble boy was such a horrible movie
by Kindi
Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: freedom of speech bullshit
Replies: 44
Views: 1668

Re: freedom of speech bullshit

kiryan wrote: How about 2 gay men kissing in public, can that be a quality of life issue too?

don't worry, i'm sure several have been beaten to death for it
by Kindi
Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: purple states
Replies: 3
Views: 278

purple states

i wanted to make a map of the US showing percentage-based voting, shades of blue/red/purple, since everyone is so divisive about it despite the country being very similar in many ways (i dislike all politicians). but someone else went and did it for me. this shows 2008 election at the county level w...
by Kindi
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Census results
Replies: 36
Views: 567

Re: Census results

lol
by Kindi
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Iran, nuclear?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Iran, nuclear?

you're right. and the richter scale is logarithmic, which makes another big difference. ground-level detonation chart shows 6.3 would be between 15 and 84 kilotons (korea did at least a 1 megaton in their test)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter_ma ... magnitudes
by Kindi
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: seriously pointless idea. states overturning federal law
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: seriously pointless idea. states overturning federal law

agreed. the founders never envisioned a congressperson having more than tens of thousands of constituents, and one of the bill of rights that was dropped before final approval actually limited that number. "Article I – Apportionment. After the enumeration required by the first article of the Co...
by Kindi
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Iran, nuclear?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Iran, nuclear?

the deepest mine on earth is 2.4 miles

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

the largest nuke ever detonated, at 50 megatons, was 7.1 on the Richter scale

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bomba
by Kindi
Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Man with HIV Cured
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Man with HIV Cured

from another set of comments on this topic: "From my friend, an HIV researcher: Me: So is this genuine progress or breathless "science" journalism? Him: A little of both to be honest. They basically replaced the man's entire bone stem cell population with a donor's to "cure"...
by Kindi
Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: picking the winners and losers
Replies: 39
Views: 1428

Re: picking the winners and losers

they're starting to think that screening for cancers (what we're really good at) is actually more harmful than helpful using the standard methods. too many false positives, too many radiation doses that could have been avoided, etc. that kind of stuff isn't measured alongside 'cancer screening succe...
by Kindi
Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Terrorist attack in Sweden
Replies: 152
Views: 5915

Re: Terrorist attack in Sweden

i think the argument is pretty silly. are we all exactly the same? no. are we all completely and totally different? no. 99.9% genetic similarity, all born on the same planet, all DNA/RNA/carbon based life, vast majority with brain structures that allow breathing, learning, etc. yes, some ppl are bor...
by Kindi
Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Terrorist attack in Sweden
Replies: 152
Views: 5915

Re: Terrorist attack in Sweden

like that one time we started that war
by Kindi
Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Democrats Drop Spending Fight
Replies: 26
Views: 361

Re: Democrats Drop Spending Fight

becoming? starting? you guys have watched politics forever. you should know by now that democrats are incapable of forming a cohesive voting bloc. republicans have the discipline and the drive, all the way. tho i'm not sure why you're so happy they can't even pass the govt budget. mismanagement of t...

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