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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Eirik » 22 February 2014, 17:08

Why is there no live coverage of the ice hockey bronze medal game?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby xyz72 » 22 February 2014, 17:12

Eirik wrote:Why is there no live coverage of the ice hockey bronze medal game?

Tried online streams?
There must be some sort of coverage.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Eirik » 22 February 2014, 17:16

Ahh just checked, BBC red button is showing it all later with the breaks cut out
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Muspelli » 25 February 2014, 00:11

Whether sterilization of poorly bred people is actually a bad thing.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 25 February 2014, 00:15

Muspelli wrote:Whether sterilization of poorly bred people is actually a bad thing.

As a primary school student, presented with the requirement to make a presentation in front of the class on how to make the world better, I once - in hindsight wrongly - advocated what was essentially the chemical castration of sub-Saharan Africa. Teacher called my parents about it and I got in trouble. I hated that teacher after that.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Derek » 25 February 2014, 00:17

Sometimes I wonder if white kids realize that Zarathustra was supposed to be an idiot.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Muspelli » 25 February 2014, 00:45

Marmaduke wrote:
Muspelli wrote:Whether sterilization of poorly bred people is actually a bad thing.

As a primary school student, presented with the requirement to make a presentation in front of the class on how to make the world better, I once - in hindsight wrongly - advocated what was essentially the chemical castration of sub-Saharan Africa. Teacher called my parents about it and I got in trouble. I hated that teacher after that.

I think it's not a terrible idea -- sterilization of individuals, not of particular groups. It can and will reduce population growth; it will get rid of, or at least hinder genetic diseases and such. Yeah, most people get by without worrying about whom they breed with... it just strikes me as lacking poor foresight.

In short, I'm not breeding because schizophrenia and cancer run in my family and I wouldn't want to burden the world with any more of that. But also because I'm gay, and ew, vajeen.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Josh » 25 February 2014, 01:10

Muspelli wrote:In short, I'm not breeding because schizophrenia and cancer run in my family and I wouldn't want to burden the world with any more of that. But also because I'm gay, and ew, vajeen.

I admire that ideal, though I don't know whether I could concur with the concept of denying heterosexual couples the right to want to try and raise a child, no matter where they're from in the world. In places such as Africa they can't fall back on alternate approaches to childbearing, and adoption is either risky or non-existent to them.

Of course it's also equally wrong to introduce more children who are inevitably going to suffer either because of genetics or because of a poor society. But then we strive to improve healthcare and society, and we strive to better educate poorer societies about the risks of childbearing and population growth. I don't know how morally fair it is to deny someone the right to have a child, maybe I'm just being too sympathetic. Then again, I also don't know whether we can still go on the basis of fair morals, or whether the situation around the world is now too severe and we have to resort to the measures you suggest aren't so terrible. It's tricky to consider.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby xyz72 » 25 February 2014, 06:39

Szazomy wrote:I don't know how morally fair it is to deny someone the right to have a child, maybe I'm just being too sympathetic.

What is the "right to have a child"? Maybe I'm being oblivious, but I've never heard about such a thing and a google search just reveals some religious websites. And why should anyone have it?
Just to give one example: There's plenty uneducated people out there who have tons of children just so they can collect additional government benefits or because they're too stupid to use protection, breeding a generation of morons that will harm our societies both short term(by costing us a ton of money) and long term(by costing us even more money when they grow up to be unemployed...and by voting...and by putting even more idiots into the world).
I'm not quite as extreme as to say force sterilization on people, but I do believe putting any children into this world when you know you have "bad" genetics(low intelligence, physical or mental disabilities, chronic illnesses...it's debatable if being really ugly counts as we know attractiveness does play a vital fact in how we are treated in day-to-day life and our career chances) and/or habits that can be passed down(bad eating habits resulting in obesity...) or you can't pay for their life expenses is a very, very immoral thing to do. Not to forget there's millions of children out there waiting to be adopted. It makes me sick to see so many people jump to the chance of making their own little bundle of genes out of selfishness.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Mod » 25 February 2014, 14:58

It turns out I strongly associate Yellow with creativity. I wonder if anyone else sees that or forms their own associations with different concepts.
Also if Synaesthesia is supposedly a thing all humans posses yet lose early in life I wonder if a resurgence can't be forced by learning and sticking with audio associations.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 1 March 2014, 07:55

OMG. Just 5 more minutes and Bieber is no longer a teen. :noes:
Blow: "Nowadays even Liam can release an album of his screechy vocals and it'll probably go #1..."
Ramzus: I can admit that I'm horny just about 24/7
homomorphism: I used to not think your name was deshay and that Erick was just being racist
Hunter: sometimes I think I was literally born to be a pornstar
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 3 March 2014, 15:40

Anyone else feeling slightly cynical about Oscar Pistorius's land-mark televised trial was scheduled to start the morning after The Oscars? There's no way that's a coincidence.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Stormwatcher » 17 March 2014, 22:02

I wonder if Tumblr activists will ever create a page for #GayPrivilege where straight guys complain about having to deal with women all the time.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Lucas » 31 March 2014, 21:31

It's nigh time for a serious revival of the name "Rutherford."
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby c1ask0 » 1 April 2014, 07:36

I am thinking "why do my dates always get cancelled?" :confused:
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Josh » 1 April 2014, 13:44

That people really don't know how to do a believable April Fool's joke any more. I never got the point of it all, but now the fake headlines are just embarrassing to read.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Joey90 » 1 April 2014, 13:58

Szazomy wrote:That people really don't know how to do a believable April Fool's joke any more. I never got the point of it all, but now the fake headlines are just embarrassing to read.

Pfff I'm keeping clear of (all the 'funny') people today. I don't particularly like this day. Luckily work starts when there's only one more hour of April Fool's left. :lol:

And on topic I'm thinking what a nice warm and relaxing bath I'm having. :nod:
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Josh » 1 April 2014, 14:07

Joey90 wrote:Pfff I'm keeping clear of (all the 'funny') people today. I don't particularly like this day. Luckily work starts when there's only one more hour of April Fool's left. :lol:


The jokes are supposed to stop after 12pm (apparently). All I've seen, as usual, is a bunch of non-funny people trying to be funny.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Joey90 » 4 April 2014, 02:51

Wondering why I'm the only 'dancing' and if it looks as ridiculous as I think.:facepalm2:
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Descuff » 4 April 2014, 03:43

c1ask0 wrote:I am thinking "why do my dates always get cancelled?" :confused:


If it's similar to mine experience either they chickened out or found another guy.
I wonder how many people know this is down here
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