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The Debate Room / Why is Assassination Wrong?
« on: August 28, 2010, 10:10:53 pm »
I don't understand why the global community feels that assassination should be a war crime. I honestly believe that if a conflict could be solved with a few well placed assassinations, it would be preferable to open war in most cases. Usually the arguments that are made against assassination are the ones that could be used against any violent action against another country; ie it's demoralizing (so is invasion so is occupation and so is bombing), it creates a culture of fear (if you aren't terrified from day to day when your country is taken over I think your mental faculties should be called into question) and it's underhanded (the most laughable argument in my opinion sending thousands of young men and women to kill thousands of other soldiers in gruesome ways is hunky dory but shooting one high-profile target in the head is somehow despicable) and none of these arguments jive with me.
I can understand why many (myself included) would consider certain methods of warfare distasteful (such as nuclear chemical and biological warfare) and hence are considered war crimes, I just don't understand why assassination is on that list.
Is it just because assassination attempts frequently target politicians and they would prefer that other people die for the conflicts that they create? Or is it something else?
 

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Basically "Hipsters" and "Emo" was brought up in the pop culture forum. I find these words very confusing, if semi-useless. No one seems to know what they actually mean, but everyone seems to like to call these names to people they hate.
I am curious about y'all's thoughts.
Also, I'm transplanting my reply from the previous thread. Enjoy!  :-*
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I love my chemical romance! 

I also really like Fall Out Boy. And I LOVE LINKIN PARK SO MUCH IT MAKES ME WANT TO DIE! [holds up hands in devil horns!/]
Do Blink 182 count? How about that My Own Worst Enemy by Lit??? 

These so-called "hipster" and "emo" bands are some of the only somewhat hard sounding rock and punk bands on the radio. I think a lot of them are really good. I also love a lot of so-called "symphonic" and "goth" metal and I don't care if Evanescence used to be a Christian band or if Within Temptation is foreign.  I love "hipster music", apparently. 

I don't like the crappy fashions of worn by a lot of hipster kids (such as skinny jeans, if I wore those my balls would simultaneously stick out and ride up). I don't hang out at brew pubs. I hate fat tire (although to be fair I hate all beer), dislike going to live shows, I would never be needlessly rude to someone if I worked at a coffee shop, or music store or whatever. I definitely am not in the financial bracket that a lot of the things on "Stuff White People Like" but I still think that site is hilarious. Regardless of weather I can afford all of it, almost everything on that site could either be applied to myself or someone I know. I love Asian Girls, Religions That My Parents Don't Belong To, Dogs and Hummus for instance. 
http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/full-list-of-stuff-white-people-like/

I fucking hate the idea that something (especially music) is cooler the more obscure it is, and I although I like Irony, "post-irony" and/or being so sarcastic that you aren't sure whether you are actually not telling the truth is both baffling and nauseating to me.

So am I a hipster?

Many might say yes, even though the folks I hang out with all swear up and down that they hate hipsters and not being anything like them. I think hipster mostly just "liberal white person who seems trendy and you don't like".


EDIT: Also, I am at a loss about what to say about Questionable Content, "the quintessential hipster webcomic" I like the comic okay in general, but I find most of the characters alternately identifiable and fun or hair-pulling-ly annoying. I almost stopped reading it because of all the super-annoying indy-rock references and then they suddenly disappeared. So what the fuck does that say?
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Hall of Games / Outragous LIes about the last poster!
« on: October 01, 2009, 01:33:48 pm »
This is a cute little forum game that I am shamelessly stealing from another forum. It goes like this.

Poster A: Outrageous lie.
Poster B: It is actually a little known fact that Poster A is actually the accedental inventor of the washing machine. She made the great discovery when she climbed into a barrel filled with soapy water and went over Niagra Falls. When she emerged, all of her cloaths were clean.
Poster C: Poster B has a collection of all of the skin he has ever lost in a huge jar hidden underneath his floorboards.
...And so on.

Sense I am the OP I guess I shall start by making up a lie about myself.  :P

You see, I am really a disembodied soul that inhabits all the internets. That chick from Ghost in the Shell has nothing on me. Everytime you masturbate to porn online, I am watching you.

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 :o :o :o


It is October today and I want to start a thread about things that are scary. And things that make you anxious. And thongs that give you the heebie jeebies.

Some things are fun and scary like some tv shows and movies, and some things are scary in a silly way like clowns or small rodents, but discussions here don't just have to fun scary things like horror movies and haunted houses, but also things that make you scared in real life, like not being able to pay the rent on time, or the fear of being lonely.

If it is involved with things that scare you, you can post it here.

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The Debate Room / Athiest Magical Realism
« on: July 15, 2009, 01:41:38 pm »
So appently some of you consiter yourselves athiests but believe in the supernatural.

I don't think this makes any sense.

Feel free to make your case.

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Free Talk / TATOOS AND BODY MODIFICATIONS AND STUFF
« on: July 08, 2009, 11:09:21 am »
Looks like a female St. Pug
:D

needs more nipple. :P

Do you have any tatoos?
Haha, I didn't feel like putting the nipple in there last night.  Probably won't now, either.  If I have other artists draw her, it's really likely that they'll make it too high.

And no, I don't.  I didn't want to be like everyone else around here, going and getting one as soon as I turned eighteen.  I have a couple in mind that I'd want, and if I still really want them in a couple years, then I'll go and get them.  If not, then they weren't that important to begin with.

Well no one wants to get tatoos from some one who doesn't have any. Just sayin'

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The Debate Room / Sex roles and the double standard.
« on: July 06, 2009, 02:05:57 pm »
Are there things related to the treatment of different genders that you find unfair or inconvenient discuss them here!

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Free Talk / The Where the Hell is Smilie?!?! Thread!
« on: May 11, 2009, 01:32:05 pm »
I like Smilie and I miss her!  :(

Also if Smilie is never here who is moderator to the hall of games?  ???

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Pop Culture / PANDORA!
« on: April 28, 2009, 11:54:22 am »
CHECK IT OUT!!!!!

http://www.pandora.com/

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The Debate Room / So i found this thing really offensive today!
« on: April 22, 2009, 02:58:00 pm »
 >:(

Basically I'm walking along minding my own business, and I cut the campus next door to my house and see what is quite possibly the most offensive thing I've seen in a long time.

http://www.vhemt.org/

Now I grew up thinking that the mankind was going to be killed off in neclear war.
I am thankful to God that we even survived, and these assholes are towting the end of the human race like it is something to strive for. It's fine for a supervillian in a comic book, but these bastards are serious.   "Don't breed, we will restore the biosphere."
Fuck these guys!  >:(



Edit: Changed the "all caps" title of this thread.

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Like the chat thread, but 169.3% sex-sex sexier!  :P

Have an embaressing fetish you want to share?

How 'bout a problem in the bedroom you need advice on?

Have a disturbingly strong crush on Zach Effron?

Just need someplace to shout out nonsequiters about boobies!

Want to pretend-make-out with someone on this forum?

Just have a burning desire to ask a random bi guy (i.e me  ;)) something?

Do it all here!

This is also the place to discuss Sexual Politics and gender-related issuses. (eg. your school is realy sexist or homophobic and you need to rant about it... or whatever...  :D)



(caveat: sex-related issues are a sensitive topic, so try your best to be as sensitive and consiterate as you can. If in doubt, err on the "This person is not a total freak for thinking that..." side of the disscussion, if possible.)

Be nice to each other and have fun!

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Free Talk / So I am a hypocrite. And sad. :(
« on: March 30, 2009, 11:57:29 am »
 :(.

So 3 weeks ago I met this girl well running errends and we really hit it off. I thought I maybe she could be my new girlfreind.
She is a busy girl and lives in another town but I thought we could work it out. Then she started going to school on top of having a really demanding job. I said that I was willing to put forth the extra effort just to see her. Then she told me yesterday that she is engaged! This is after we went out together and had what I thought was a really good time.

I couldn't jive with it. When I thought she was single I was willing to put in the extra effort to see if it would become a real relationship but now I don't really want to see her for a while. I am kind of resentful that she has a fiance and she neglected to mention it until it she could use it as an excuse not to see me.
I told her that she can give me a call if she ever breaks up with him, but till then I don't want to see her anymore.

All pretty standard right? In the dating scene, stuff like this is the costs of doing busness...

But...

I also have a boyfriend.

For those of you who don't know, I have been involved with or living together with another man for more then 2 years. We have an arangment. I can date other girls, just not other guys. I'm fine with that becuase two penises is more then enough for me already. I can occasionally mess with girls I like as long as he doesn't have to hear about it too much.
But I thought this girl was special and I was hoping she could be my other monogomys partner. I was going to tell her about my boyfriend the next time we were alone together and hopefully we could begin to start dating for real, become a real couple.

Now I sad and miss her but I also feel like a hypocrite for dumping her for the exact same thing I am currently doing!  :(
I don't know how to feel about this. But I feel really sad. :(

 

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Pop Culture / What Are You Reading Right Now?!?!?! :)
« on: March 17, 2009, 11:55:04 am »
Post here about what comics and books and magizines that you are currently reading, and tell us your reviews and opinions about them and thoughts about what others have read. Remeber Reading is Fun(damental!) :D

Currently Reading: Kurohime, Flipside, Kushiel's Mercy, The Year of Living Biblically, Imajica.

Reviews: Soon to Come!

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Hall of Games / "The Sate of Being the Case."
« on: March 17, 2009, 10:51:50 am »
So here is the new "truth" thread for your's truly.

Have fun!

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