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PostPosted: April 25th, 2009, 1:00 am
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good call.

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oh noes!

[falls on mine]


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PostPosted: April 25th, 2009, 2:15 am
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walking barcode wrote:
@ lockdown

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good call.

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[trips over rock]

oh noes!

[falls on mine]

Ah, that was a breath of fresh air.

Brian: I don't really get this. Is it called debating when it's about political issues confined to the US(republicans vs. democrats etc) but called flaming when put in an international perspective(capitalism vs. socialism)?

I couldn't really see any flaming going on. I guess we're all on the same page concerning socialism and its effects.


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PostPosted: April 25th, 2009, 10:26 am
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Adversarius wrote:

I couldn't really see any flaming going on.


It is, as the French guy says, the "provocative" language and tone being used that were headed for trouble.


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PostPosted: April 25th, 2009, 6:00 pm
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walking barcode wrote:
Adversarius wrote:

I couldn't really see any flaming going on.


It is, as the French guy says, the "provocative" language and tone being used that were headed for trouble.

Not directed at any of the board members, though. :?


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PostPosted: April 26th, 2009, 5:01 am
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@ shipwreckage: Could you perhaps share some of your views on environmental politics, global warming etc?


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PostPosted: April 26th, 2009, 6:47 am
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seriously....? or am i going to become the evil-doer on the board?


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PostPosted: April 26th, 2009, 9:16 am
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nah it's cool ship.

In general, perhaps private mesg or something like politicalcrossfire.com would be most suitable for ad-lib political discussion, no?


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PostPosted: April 26th, 2009, 9:26 am
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walking barcode wrote:
In general, perhaps private mesg or something like politicalcrossfire.com would be most suitable for ad-lib political discussion, no?


Exactly.


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PostPosted: April 26th, 2009, 10:13 am
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So what kind of political discussions is this thread intended for?


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PostPosted: April 27th, 2009, 4:17 am
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Perhaps any that are not inflammatory or intensely subjective?

Anyways, I'm starting to realize that my own opinions on what is right and wrong in regard to the activities and affairs involved in managing a body of people with the power to impose a collection of rules for a particular geographical region with a population of humans having one or many distinctive tastes in art, unenforced standards of conduct, and beliefs in which there is an emotional investment -- as well as their systems of food growth, resource acquisition, commodities fabrication, distribution, and consumption -- is kind of like a kid on a playground (or someone who is not an automachanic) giving advice on how to put a car's engine together, and how to make it run smoothly. No, actually it's even more complicated than that, considering the parts to the engine in this example are conscious, self-aware, and can make choices, such as what part they'd like to be, or whether they even want to be a part in the first place. I'd like to be a dashboard bobblehead... like B.

But hey, if you have time to waste during a boring lunch hour, or something, feel free to give your own symbolic interpretation of politics and stuff if you are so inclined... that might be more constructive and interesting, eh?

Consider this; the upgraded Wembley Stadium seats 90,000. As of April 2009, the Earth's population is estimated to be about 6.77 billion. That would fill aprox. 75,222 Wembley Stadiums(or about 129,384 Yankee stadiums with 52,325 seats).

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PostPosted: April 27th, 2009, 8:01 am
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Subjective? What opinions are not subjective?


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PostPosted: April 27th, 2009, 11:12 am
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Adversarius wrote:
Subjective? What opinions are not subjective?


intensely subjective... might devolve into something primitive in the event of a disagreement... just a thought.


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PostPosted: April 27th, 2009, 6:50 pm
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i'm not sure my opinions matter anymore anyways honestly. i've spoken out to my local media, i've written national media, and written national leaders about my concerns in the past, but you have to assume they have a team that reads insane messages daily and those individuals could care less...but they still have the power because we so ignorantly throw them up to lead us without giving them a fair read first...'tis how we'll always be i suppose, here in the U.S. at least. don't get me wrong, i absolutely love my country but i'm starting to think activism is a bit useless on my part. i should just continue to focus on my family's health and providing for them, and focus on making life in general for us the best i can while i can. ya know?

as for what things i see best for the world - if i could have it my way - without any standards set forth before me, i would just have life run the old way i think...do your share, and you'll get by just fine. don't take from others, don't hurt others and don't overuse any given thing. create all you can on your own to take care of yourself and your loved ones, and use the earth as needed to survive. no politics, no bowing down to leaders...just work the land, work your mind and love your family. sound crazy?


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PostPosted: April 30th, 2009, 1:22 am
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No, it does not sound crazy. Perhaps one day, like in the next few hundred years, humans will once again have the opportunity to participate in such self-sustained autonomy via colonization of a terraformed planet, like mars -- if we are not endangered or extinct. Dr. Kaku evokes some compelling imagery of the future in this 4min video; sure, you'll be dead (unless you are successfully cryopreserved and reanimated in the next couple centuries) -- but it's neat to think of none the less.


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PostPosted: April 30th, 2009, 1:31 am
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Someone shared this with me recently -- just thought I'd spread the word:

The Story of Stuff

A 20 minute mindf@#k.


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