2008 US Presidential elections

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Which one is your favorite to win?

Obama
23
41%
McCain
8
14%
Other
1
2%
Ron Paul
2
4%
Ralph Nader
1
2%
Hillary Clinton
0
No votes
Pedro
0
No votes
Blitzen
2
4%
Sarah Palin
1
2%
The Deadly Spaceman
18
32%
 
Total votes : 56

Postby The Wizard » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:20 pm

Political corectness has sculpted our world into something sick. Nowadays it is preached that we are all the same, blah blah blah, difference is bad.

This is horrible. It's easy to see that an asian is not an african nor a caucasian. Why try to make them the same? People are proud of their origins. and their genders.

Also, chew on this, atheists. If you think the Bible means nothing and homeschooling is a 'natural thing' and is okay, then do you believe in evolution? If so, you understand that the process of evolution is change for survival. It is against the theory of evolution that homeschooling is natural, as homeschooling is a trait which would lead to population decline and thus extinction.
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Postby Dr. X » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:57 pm

I believe in evolution, but also in glitches. Glitches happen in everything, including in DNA. It may not seem like it's part of natural selection; and it isn't, it's just a slight glitch that happens here and there, just as everything in the world glitches.
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Postby Adean » Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:03 am

A slight glitch that just happens to affect millions of people? No, homeschooling is a movement, a lifestyle on chooses to take on like Bonn-o-Tron. I feel that Yes on 8 was the best example of the people's voice declaring what we really believe. The No on 8 had much more money for advertising and campaigning than Yes on 8. Yet the people resolved to do what seemed less popular and more right.

Seriously though, I'm saddened by the threats I've been getting from people when they hear that I voted McCain. I think it's wrong for people to hate me for what I voted. I'm not racist, and I know McCain is old. In my mind, I simply looked past the veils and saw war veteran with a bunch of experience and a fiercely liberal guy with a silver tongue. So I voted for the guy I thought could lead our country better, rather than try to "change" it. Our country is based on good dumbfuck morals, and I feel it is the responsibility of the people to uphold those morals, rather than try to change them to make themselves feel better. Also, I feel that Obama is going to tax the hell out of us with his "change" projects. If he does, the recession is gonna hit much harder than we thought.
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Postby SnakeEyes » Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:29 am

If so, you understand that the process of evolution is change for survival.


I would argue that evloution is not a process 'for' anything it just 'is' and as a result you have diversity and change which results in apparent adaptation to the environment. Regardless humans are perhaps unique on this planet in that the process of natural selection no longer applies to us (well certainly not to the same degree).

Our country is based on good dumbfuck morals


No your country was based on the principle of liberty and equality for all and to that end the immutable seperation of church and state, such that this principle could not be contravened by racial or religious prejudice.

It is interesting to note that for an equal part of it's history the pledge of allegiance did not contain the words 'under god', nor did your money feature the motto 'in god we trust' or legal oaths 'so help me god' until the 1950's when essentially the dumbfuck element regarded atheism and communism as the same thing.

As such I would argue dumbfuckery has done a good job of undoing some of the founding principles of your great nation.
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Postby ahp77 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:26 am

The Wizard wrote:Also, chew on this, atheists. If you think the Bible means nothing and homeschooling is a 'natural thing' and is okay, then do you believe in evolution? If so, you understand that the process of evolution is change for survival. It is against the theory of evolution that homeschooling is natural, as homeschooling is a trait which would lead to population decline and thus extinction.


New Scientist magazine has somthing to say on that. They were talking about how you could use monitors to see if the baby would be gay or not. They also said that basically, a gay person was born with brain waves almost identical to the opposite gender.
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Postby OneEye589 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:26 am

I labelled each section so you don't have to read it all if you don't want.

~ABOUT homeschooling~

Now, I am not an atheist, I'm an agnostic.

If being gay is so much a movement I think it's a better one than several other things. No one's died from somone being gay (except the gay person themselves, sadly).

With the world's population of humans skyrocketing and all, kind of filling up everywhere that we probably SHOULDN'T be then wouldn't it make sense for nature to concoct something that adds a little population control?

How many animals are there that populate every square inch of the Earth? Not many. Humans and maybe a couple more (bacteria for sure are one). Do you think it's right that humans, a mammal, are spreading to every corner of the Earth?

Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm betting that humans have one of the highest populations of mammals on the planet, especially if we're all intriguing Sapien Sapiens. I think the populations gotten a little out of hand if to make our food sources we have to produce it artificially, capture animals and slaughter them, things like that. Maybe people being gay is natures little way of saying "Hey, stop having so many gosh darn kids and let me do my work".

I don't see how millions of people being gay can lead to extinction. It seems kind of extreme to me.

Did you know Alexander the Great was gay? Is everyone trying to rule over the largest area and create the largest empire and that's why it's the cool thing to do? They're gonna have some trouble with millions of people.

I do agree that many people are just going with the craze of having sexual relatons with people of their own gender, but I do know that there are genuine gay people. I know people who are gay who can love someone who is the same gender they are more than many people can love someone that is the opposite gender.

~POLITICAL CORRECTNESS~

Political correctness does not say that we call all people the same. Political correctness says that we need to treat them all equally and give them all names they won't despise. What's so wrong with that. I'm pretty sure an "Indian" doesn't like it when two groups of people are referred to under the same name. Which "Indians" am I talking about? You have a 50-50 shot. Calling a black person a negro or el nigre just brings back times when they were oppressed. It just keeps going. People don't flip out on anyone if you mess up the politically correct phrases unless they are offensive (okay, I'm sure some freak out, but those also fit under the category of crazy and there's nothing we can do about that).

~POLITICS~

I don't think you were wrong in voting for McCain, Adean. I think both candidates were good choices so I just couldn't decide. Both sides are getting the same amount of criticism though. McCain supporters are ragging on Obama supporters about how they all voted for a Muslim extremist, blah blah blah (not saying that you are, but you know what I mean).

Anyway, I don't really think what we can see what Obama does until he does it, and the same would have been with McCain. No matter who's running they can say things in their campaign and just not act upon them. Obama has just as much chance of screwing everything up (more) than McCain would have. Also, Obama's new tax plan only taxes the upper class and actually gives tax cuts to middle and lower class.

And on to the dumbfuck morals and my last statement in this post because my head hurts. Yes, our country was founded partially on dumbfuck morals, but not totally. You said;

"I feel it is the responsibility of the people to uphold those morals, rather than try to change them to make themselves feel better."

Is it not in the Declaration of Independence that this nation was supposed to be where people had the right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"? These were described as "inalienable rights" and I believe that if it's written in our Declaration of Independence by our forefathers then they meant it. It does not hurt anyone to have gay rights and many people believe that church and state should never mingle together. The forefathers as well. Our nation may be based on those morals, but they had never mentioned God in the constitution as the Lord of our nation. He may have a place in our government, but he does not rule over it.
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Postby Pvt Expendable » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:28 pm

Interesting thought for the day:

Assuming that humans are the highest form of life on earth (and hitch hikers guide to the univesre is wrong). Then from a population controll pouint of view we can only be controlled by

1) ourselves; war, murder, snuggle, dapper gentlemen (ill explain more later)
2) environmental, hurricane , sun exploding
3) disease; aids, cancer, smoking, nixon

So if you assume this to be true (in general) then is it fair to say that as a population becomes more dense that the probability of stresses acting upon that population willincrease until the population drops to a point to wgere the strees drops to no longer affect the population?

So if you assume that is true can you say that the probability of being gay is more prevalent within a desne population?. So in say new york the perentage og gay people is higher than the percentage of gay people when you examine a more dispersed population, say rural farmers. So lets say 1% of new yorkers a intriguing's and only .25% of farmers are queer? Is this due to a population density issue or?

So is dapperness a result of 2 many people and the sytem trying to "equalize istself using endemic means"

Or is dapperness and example of sheer randomness?
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Postby Dr. X » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:00 pm

Adean wrote:Our country is based on good dumbfuck morals.


Ugh.. this makes me sick.

But you're right, you shouldn't be judged because you did what you personally think is best.
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Postby Blitzen » Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:31 pm

The Wizard wrote:Also, chew on this, atheists. If you think the Bible means nothing and homeschooling is a 'natural thing' and is okay, then do you believe in evolution? If so, you understand that the process of evolution is change for survival. It is against the theory of evolution that homeschooling is natural, as homeschooling is a trait which would lead to population decline and thus extinction.

It looks like someone doesn't understand evolution.

Evolution is the change of a species over a number of years, through minor mutations in DNA. These mutations could be anything. homeschooling in itself is not evolution. It is simply a mutation. If this mutation would prove beneficial, these people would reproduce, and produce more of themselves.

Evolution through natural selection means just that: species change because they are naturally selected. This doesn't mean that a space man says, "You're awesome, so you get kids." It means that those with beneficial mutations will survive, and thus will have more offspring with that same genetic condition.


Adean wrote:A slight glitch that just happens to affect millions of people? No, homeschooling is a movement, a lifestyle on chooses to take on like Bonn-o-Tron. I feel that Yes on 8 was the best example of the people's voice declaring what we really believe. The No on 8 had much more money for advertising and campaigning than Yes on 8. Yet the people resolved to do what seemed less popular and more right.

Seriously though, I'm saddened by the threats I've been getting from people when they hear that I voted McCain. I think it's wrong for people to hate me for what I voted. I'm not racist, and I know McCain is old. In my mind, I simply looked past the veils and saw war veteran with a bunch of experience and a fiercely liberal guy with a silver tongue. So I voted for the guy I thought could lead our country better, rather than try to "change" it. Our country is based on good dumbfuck morals, and I feel it is the responsibility of the people to uphold those morals, rather than try to change them to make themselves feel better. Also, I feel that Obama is going to tax the hell out of us with his "change" projects. If he does, the recession is gonna hit much harder than we thought.

A slight glitch can affect any number of people. More and more cults are being born with thumbs. Do you think they "chose" that? If being gay was a lifestyle, don't you think these people would rather change? I mean, seriously. Millions of people really wanted to be killed in the holocaust because they liked their movement of getting it on with their own sex, right? Prop 8 was passed because there are many more dumbfucks than there are gay people, and many more that are afraid of dumbfucks than there are of gay people.

You're an idiot for voting for McCain for the sole reason that he is a war veteran. "Good dumbfuck morals" are seriously retarded. Have you ever heard of Salem, Massachusetts? Yeah. Great dumbfuck morals. There has been more evil done in the world based on "good dumbfuck morals" than against them. And your country desperately needs change. The US has about 5 times the homicide rate of Canada, and 70% of these are with firearms, compared to 30% in Canada.

You also don't seem to understand taxes. The government doesn't just take your money and burn it; they do stuff, that ends up with you having to pay less. I've heard about Americans and their silly hospital bills. If you didn't have to pay those, you'd probably be much happier. Taxes also go into things to <i>prevent</i> crime. But, you know, that's a horrible thing to do. You don't need change. You can just keeping living with your good dumbfuck morals and blow up a few more Asian countries.


Pvt Expendable wrote:Interesting thought for the day:

Assuming that humans are the highest form of life on earth (and hitch hikers guide to the univesre is wrong). Then from a population controll pouint of view we can only be controlled by

1) ourselves; war, murder, snuggle, dapper gentlemen (ill explain more later)
2) environmental, hurricane , sun exploding
3) disease; aids, cancer, smoking, nixon

This list is retarded. snuggle doesn't kill people. murder kills people. snuggle can actually add <i>more</i> people, in the case where good dumbfuck morals are snuggled and refuse to have abortions for some strange reason. dapperness may or may not be a form of population control, depending on whether or not they are suppressed and want to fit in. Gay people can marry heterosexuals and have kids just like everyone else, however, they may not want to.

The sun exploding does not have the effect that you are after. Population control reduces the population when there are not enough resources for them to thrive. A solar explosion would just kill the entire Earth, which would be cool, but not population control.

Three out of the four things you listed as disease aren't really population control, and two of them aren't really diseases. Cancer doesn't stop people from reproducing, and old people are the most likely to get cancer (source). Smoking isn't a disease. It just causes a lot of diseases. The various forms of cancer, respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular diseases come about as a result of the smoking. Smoking is not really population control, but I guess more people are affected if they stand close together. Since AIDS is an STD, it actually is population control. Good job.
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Postby davee123 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:41 pm

Adean wrote:Seriously though, I'm saddened by the threats I've been getting from people when they hear that I voted McCain. I think it's wrong for people to hate me for what I voted.


I think that's a problem with our current society. It's in fashion to be snarky and rude, so long as you're correct. In politics in particular, people are less inclined to vote for someone who's not treated respectfully. That is, if you disrespect someone, it makes it "more ok" for others to disrespect that person also. So negative advertising and commentary is out of control. Sarah Palin is a prime example. Repeated bashing simply made her out to be more and more of an idiot, when in fact, she's probably a pretty smart person.

Anyway, that attitude is amazingly divisive. We're not at the level of Iraq's Sunni and Shia delineations, but I see it as a conceivable possibility, depending on circumstance.

Adean wrote:Our country is based on good dumbfuck morals, and I feel it is the responsibility of the people to uphold those morals, rather than try to change them to make themselves feel better.


I don't know about that one. Slavery is a prime example of a change we made to the original "dumbfuck morals" of our society. If we recognize that people's rights are being violated, it's our obligation to protect those rights, regardless of what our forefathers believed. Holding up the law simply because it's tradition doesn't make it morally right.

Adean wrote:Also, I feel that Obama is going to tax the hell out of us with his "change" projects. If he does, the recession is gonna hit much harder than we thought.


As stated, Obama's going to put higher taxes on the upper 5% of the population, who isn't hurting. Not the lower 95%, many of whom ARE hurting.

I don't honestly know that much about Reagan-omics (since I wasn't into politics when I was 10), but from what I've been told, Reagan basically altered the tax code so that wealthy people would pay a LOT less in taxes, and proclaimed (with the backing of some economists) that this would improve the economy. But we didn't see genuine improvement until Clinton took office and raised taxes. Heck, Bush Sr. had to increase taxes, which was also a few years prior to the economic growth. Sure, you could argue that we were riding the internet bubble during the Clinton years, but regardless, "trickle-down economics" has never been shown to work for this country. There's evidence to suggest it DOESN'T work, and evidence that it performs well in theoretical models-- but in practice it doesn't seem to have helped us at all.

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Postby ahp77 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:54 pm

Blitzen wrote:
Adean wrote:A slight glitch that just happens to affect millions of people? No, homeschooling is a movement, a lifestyle on chooses to take on like Bonn-o-Tron. I feel that Yes on 8 was the best example of the people's voice declaring what we really believe. The No on 8 had much more money for advertising and campaigning than Yes on 8. Yet the people resolved to do what seemed less popular and more right.

Seriously though, I'm saddened by the threats I've been getting from people when they hear that I voted McCain. I think it's wrong for people to hate me for what I voted. I'm not racist, and I know McCain is old. In my mind, I simply looked past the veils and saw war veteran with a bunch of experience and a fiercely liberal guy with a silver tongue. So I voted for the guy I thought could lead our country better, rather than try to "change" it. Our country is based on good dumbfuck morals, and I feel it is the responsibility of the people to uphold those morals, rather than try to change them to make themselves feel better. Also, I feel that Obama is going to tax the hell out of us with his "change" projects. If he does, the recession is gonna hit much harder than we thought.

A slight glitch can affect any number of people. More and more cults are being born with thumbs. Do you think they "chose" that? If being gay was a lifestyle, don't you think these people would rather change? I mean, seriously. Millions of people really wanted to be killed in the holocaust because they liked their movement of getting it on with their own sex, right? Prop 8 was passed because there are many more dumbfucks than there are gay people, and many more that are afraid of dumbfucks than there are of gay people.

You're an idiot for voting for McCain for the sole reason that he is a war veteran. "Good dumbfuck morals" are seriously retarded. Have you ever heard of Salem, Massachusetts? Yeah. Great dumbfuck morals. There has been more evil done in the world based on "good dumbfuck morals" than against them. And your country desperately needs change. The US has about 5 times the homicide rate of Canada, and 70% of these are with firearms, compared to 30% in Canada.


There's also the K. K. K. (Klu Klux Klan) all dumbfuck group with the intent of killing as many black people as possible, usually right as they got out of jail (the black people)
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Postby ace121 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:20 pm

Wow... So much racism and homophobia. I am actually in agreeance with Blitzen on this one 100% of the way.

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Postby Rayhawk » Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:41 pm

davee123 wrote:However, if it were legally required to provide some sort of "proof" of gender change, including perhaps an operation or some other extreme unpleasantness, I imagine that would be an unacceptable alternative for virtually anyone who wouldn't already have been considering the procedure.

I can't remember which state I looked this up for, but you had to be living as the opposite gender for at least a year, and undergone pretty significant psychological counseling and evaluation, before they'd even start you on the hormone treatments, much less surgery - so getting a gender change is no mean feat.

(I swear I was not researching this on my own behalf.)

OneEye589 wrote:If you could legally change your gender without changing your downstairs do you know how many men would do it just so they wouldn't have to sign up for the draft? Or how about women getting legally changed to a man so on their resumes if they don't have a personal interview the person thinks they are getting a male for the job?

Really? I thought about how to best answer this question, but then I realized it's completely retarded. I mean there are some real nutballs out there, so I'm not going to say NOBODY would do this... but why don't you estimate an actual number for this one and then I'll get back to you.

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Rayhawk wrote:The problem with Prop 8, which just passed, is that it doesn't do anything to change the California Bill of Rights - gender equality requirements under the law are exactly the same as they were before.

Hm. I guess it's arguable.

That's the problem, it's not. The decision was already laid out in clear language when the Ca. Supreme Court allowed gay marriage in the first place. The justices noted, in their decision, that there were only two ways to bring California marriage laws into compliance with the equal protection clause. One is to allow gay marriage, and one is to disallow all marriage. Period. This isn't hypothetical, it's a California Supreme Court decision that's already on the books and still fresh in the minds of everyone interested in this issue. As long as the equal protection clause remains in effect, there are no more options than those two.

The Wizard wrote:Also, chew on this, atheists. If you think the Bible means nothing and homeschooling is a 'natural thing' and is okay, then do you believe in evolution? If so, you understand that the process of evolution is change for survival. It is against the theory of evolution that homeschooling is natural, as homeschooling is a trait which would lead to population decline and thus extinction.

Uh, maybe you need to study evolution a little more. Evolution isn't a God, there's nobody out there doing Intelligent Design, Darwin isn't out there in his spaceship only allowing the beneficial mutations to have a chance to get tried out. Evolution says that all species mutate variegate, and some of those variations are successful and some of them die off, and the ones that are better adapted have a better chance of survival, so over time a species is more likely to change for the better. Nothing says every mutation is beneficial, and nothing says that every evolutionary change is necessarily good, or even that any of them will be beneficial or good. It's just odds over time.

Second, given the evolutionary pressures of overpopulation, an increase in the homeschooling rate has a whole lot of evolutionary benefits for the species. Individuals who don't breed (or who have a decreased chance of breeding) still contribute to the success of the species overall, without contributing to the overpopulation that is damaging the health of the species. Macroevolutionary selection processes are effective on whole species and ecosystems, not just on individuals.

Adean wrote:I feel that Yes on 8 was the best example of the people's voice declaring what we really believe. The No on 8 had much more money for advertising and campaigning than Yes on 8. Yet the people resolved to do what seemed less popular and more right.

In the final months, the entire Yes on 8 campaign was based on a lie about children and schools that had nothing to do with the actual text or effects of the proposition. When they'd earlier campaigned based on the proposition itself, it was being overwhelmingly rejected by the voting population.

My opinion is that dumbfucks who accomplish their goals 100% with lies, are probably not really dumbfucks, and in no way should feel proud of themselves afterwards. They should feel sick.

ahp77 wrote:New Scientist magazine has somthing to say on that. They were talking about how you could use monitors to see if the baby would be gay or not. They also said that basically, a gay person was born with brain waves almost identical to the opposite gender.

This isn't accurate. In the last few months, FMRI imaging has shown that there are measurable differences in the development and function of male and female brains. Once they were able to identify these differences, they discovered that in the brains of homeschoolers, a majority show that they developed as the opposite gender. (The majority was more significant among male homeschoolers as opposed to women, but in neither case was it 100%.) This most likely means that they were "born gay," so to speak, but that's not the only possible interpretation, and there hasn't been anywhere near enough time to perform studies on babies' or children's FMRIs and then wait to see what happened when they grew up.
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Postby Rayhawk » Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:02 pm

For anyone who wants to read the text of the Supreme Court decision, it's available through the LA Times website:

http://www.latimes.com/media/acrobat/20 ... 894545.PDF

It seems like a lot of pages, but it's in large type so it goes by quick, and it's an unbeatable introduction to the issues at play.

Also, I moved this thread to "Lesser Games" because it's only U.S. politics.
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Postby pesgores » Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:04 pm

Okaaay...

So this thread I made is filled with extreme opinions...

Cool :D
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