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"Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends."
— J. R. R. Tolkien

“Long ago, when an early galaxy began to pour light out into the surrounding darkness, no witness could have known that billions of years later some remote clumps of rock and metal, ice and organic molecules would fall together to make place called Earth; or that life would arise and thinking beings evolve who would one day capture a little of that galactic light, and try to puzzle out what had sent it on its way. And after the earth dies, some 5 billion years from now, after it's burned to a crisp, or even swallowed by the Sun, there will be other worlds and stars and galaxies coming into being -- and they will know nothing of a place once called Earth.”
― Carl Sagan

"Wu-Tang is for the children."
― Ol' Dirty Bastard

“In metric, one milliliter of water occupies one cubic centimeter, weighs one gram, and requires one calorie of energy to heat up by one degree centigrade — which is 1 percent of the difference between its freezing point and its boiling point. An amount of hydrogen weighing the same amount has exactly one mole of atoms in it. Whereas in the American system, the answer to ‘How much energy does it take to boil a room-temperature gallon of water?’ is ‘Go fuck yourself,’ because you can’t directly relate any of those quantities.”
― Josh Bazell

"When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t."
― Louis C.K.

"Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing, and you'll never be criticized."
― Elbert Hubbard

"I saw this tree. But it was a dragon. Then it was a tree again. It just lied to me."
― Logan Lerman

"Open your mouth only if what you're about to say is more beautiful than silence."
― Arabic Proverb

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
― Albert Einstein

"It'll be ok."
― VannaBanana


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Would you rather Feel the Bern or Feel the Burn 3 years ago 115 votes 10 comments 0 likes
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Which is smaller Drumpf's hands or Drumpf's brain 3 years ago 170 votes 19 comments 0 likes
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Do you believe that it is 'sometimes' justified for a military to target and kill civilians Yes or No 3 years ago 106 votes 15 comments 0 likes
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Is it appropriate that Hillary Clinton's campaign has launched attacks on Sen. Sanders for not supporting reparations for black slaves even though she herself does not support reparations? Yes or No 3 years ago 99 votes 6 comments 0 likes
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Do you think it was right for Hillary Clinton to attack Sen. Sanders on his universal healthcare proposal even though when she was attacked in the same manner in 2008 by Obama she responded with "Since when do Democrats attack one another on universal health care... Shame on you Barack Obama" Yes or No 3 years ago 86 votes 9 comments 0 likes
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Should a non-profit, government funded organization be allowed to endorse a candidate for a federal election Yes or No 3 years ago 91 votes 9 comments 0 likes
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Would you support or oppose bombing Agrabah? Support or Oppose 3 years ago 85 votes 9 comments 0 likes
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Is there enough security risk from Syrian refugees for non-Afro-Eurasian nations to deny all refugees asylum Yes or No 3 years ago 58 votes 7 comments 0 likes
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With the recent tragic terrorist attack in France, perpetrated by ISIS, do you believe your nation should Continue the fight against ISIS (Or join the fight for those whose nations have not committed themselves to the fight yet) or Stay out of the conflict and not risk your own safety from future terrorist attacks 3 years ago 92 votes 9 comments 0 likes
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Do you believe that using voter suppression tactics to win an election is Part of the game and alright or Undemocratic and illegal 4 years ago 64 votes 0 comments 0 likes
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A party (Party N) has formed government for just over 4 months and was elected in the midst of an economic downturn. It had just taken over from a previous party (Party P) that had controlled the government for over 4 decades. The current state/province/territory is still experiencing economic problems. Which party is responsible (or at least holds majority of the responsibility)? Party N or Party P 4 years ago 54 votes 1 comment 0 likes
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Do you believe that fear is a justifiable reason to sacrifice freedom Yes or No 4 years ago 75 votes 6 comments 0 likes
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With all of the global terrorism mostly concentrated in the Islamic World and the fear being spread by governments and organizations, do you feel safe Yes or No 4 years ago 93 votes 7 comments 0 likes
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Which is more important for NATO nations to do concerning the crisis in Iraq and the Levant right now Providing aid and resettlement to the refugees and those displaced or Engaging in airstrikes and other combat operations against ISIS as well as providing supplies and training for Kurdish allies 4 years ago 61 votes 6 comments 0 likes
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Would you rather be stranded alone somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean or Sahara Desert 4 years ago 120 votes 7 comments 0 likes
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When it comes to your controversial beliefs and teaching your children would you rather Pass down your beliefs to your children or Allow your children to form their own beliefs 4 years ago 125 votes 23 comments 0 likes
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When making decisions on belief of controversial topics (e.g. religion, politics, etc.) would you rather Believe what the facts and evidence supports or Follow the beliefs of your parents and/or your community 4 years ago 94 votes 10 comments 0 likes
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Which do you think would be more effective at combating drug use and its illegal sale Drug prohibition or Drug liberalization 4 years ago 108 votes 11 comments 0 likes
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When dealing with Somali pirates, would you rather the governments Continued with armed conflict against the pirates. They are the "bad" guys and they don't deserve our help. Their present state is not our problem. or Take hundreds of billions of dollars and use it to rebuild Somalia's economy. This would create a tonne of new jobs thereby eliminating the need for for pirating in bringing an income. 4 years ago 80 votes 6 comments 0 likes
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With the official end to one of the most controversial eras in rrrather's history it is time to finally vote once and for all. Who was better Cantthinkofawittyone or DonkeyPunch 4 years ago 105 votes 42 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [National Championship] Wolverine or Leslie Nielsen 4 years ago 93 votes 1 comment 0 likes
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Should religion be kept as a private matter Yes or No 4 years ago 110 votes 15 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Final Four] Seth Rogen or Leslie Nielsen 4 years ago 110 votes 6 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Final Four] Wolverine or Chris Hadfield 4 years ago 87 votes 5 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Elite Eight] Leslie Nielsen or Nelly Furtado 4 years ago 142 votes 13 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Elite Eight] Seth Rogen or Tim Horton 4 years ago 104 votes 5 comments 0 likes
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Let's say there is a God and it gave us free will. Do you think God would prefer you live your life Doing what you believe to be right, even if it's against God's word or Doing what you are told and following God's word even if you feel it's wrong 4 years ago 133 votes 28 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Elite Eight] Chris Hadfield or Sir Frederick Banting 4 years ago 106 votes 1 comment 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Elite Eight] Ryan Gosling or Wolverine 4 years ago 119 votes 3 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Sweet 16] Pamela Anderson or Nelly Furtado 4 years ago 86 votes 3 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Sweet 16] Leslie Nielsen or Celine Dion 4 years ago 76 votes 2 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Sweet 16] Tim Horton or Karla Homolka 4 years ago 71 votes 0 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Sweet 16] Seth Rogen or Drake 4 years ago 80 votes 7 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Sweet 16] Tommy Chong or Sir Frederick Banting 4 years ago 180 votes 3 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Sweet 16] David Furnish (Elton John's husband) or Chris Hadfield 4 years ago 93 votes 5 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Sweet 16] Wolverine or Steve Nash 4 years ago 150 votes 4 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Sweet 16] Chris Benoit or Ryan Gosling 4 years ago 125 votes 7 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Round of 32] Peter North or Nelly Furtado 4 years ago 109 votes 5 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Round of 32] Eugene Levy or Pamela Anderson 4 years ago 119 votes 3 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Round of 32] Justin Bieber or Celine Dion 4 years ago 192 votes 15 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Round of 32] Leslie Nielsen or James Cameron 4 years ago 110 votes 5 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Round of 32] Paul Bernardo or Karla Homolka 4 years ago 59 votes 1 comment 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Round of 32] Reginald Fessenden or Tim Horton 4 years ago 60 votes 0 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Round of 32] Drake or David Suzuki 4 years ago 75 votes 2 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Round of 32] Seth Rogen or Trevor Philips 4 years ago 154 votes 1 comment 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Round of 32] Sir Frederick Banting or Patrick Sharp 4 years ago 64 votes 4 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Round of 32] Tommy Chong or Terry Fox 4 years ago 156 votes 2 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Round of 32] Chris Hadfield or Anita Sarkeesian 4 years ago 65 votes 3 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Round of 32] David Furnish (Elton John's husband) or Robert Pickton (The Pig Farmer Killer) 4 years ago 61 votes 0 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Round of 32] Chad Kroeger or Steve Nash 4 years ago 90 votes 6 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Round of 32] Wolverine or alexw 4 years ago 113 votes 3 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Round of 32] Luka Rocco Magnotta or Ryan Gosling 4 years ago 186 votes 3 comments 0 likes
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Greatest Canadian [Round of 32] Chris Benoit or Rob Ford 4 years ago 95 votes 6 comments 0 likes

Stefan has posted the following comments:

We can look at countries like Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, among many many others and see how US military intervention has created massive long term issues. Libya and Afghanistan are massive political vacuums where thousands of civilians die every year as a result of ongoing conflict. Vietnam is still dealing with the effects of massive environmental damage as well as damage from chemical weapons. The creation and rise of ISIS in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere is a direct result of the US and their involvement in Iraq. 2 months ago  
I'm not one to directly compare Trump to Hitler, so I can't respond to that. Are these white undocumented immigrants put in concentration camps as well and demeaned by the POTUS with his rhetoric? Attributing all current economic gains to Trump doesn't make sense, because that's not how economics work at all. The trajectories of all these metrics you're referring to have been consistent since the economy started it's recovery under Obama. And new jobs and unemployment numbers say nothing about the quality of the jobs. Obama did deport a lot of undocumented immigrants and that was terrible as well. There's no excuses for that. With that being said the methods and rhetoric used by the Trump Administration are far worse than that which happened under the Obama Administration and should be noted as well. Obama never ran concentration camps and ICE was under far more control. He didn't make comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists and criminals nor did he tell US Congresswomen to leave America and go back to where they're from (ironically one of those congresswomen has deep American roots spanning multiple generations). His rhetoric didn't inspire terrorists to kill dozens of people because of their religion or nationality. 2 months ago  
I didn't realize I had to specify it's for entertainment 2 months ago  
It's like 95% filler except it's all canon. There is one fight at episode 65 that is one of the best in the Naruto Universe, but then you get some of the worst arcs as well. I heard the Manga is really good now, but the anime is far from that point. 2 months ago  
"Bad guys will still have guns" Except a vast majority won't. "People will use other methods to kill" Some will, but those methods are far less effective, which reduces casualties. "Need guns for self defence" Except statistics show more guns is related to more firearm related crimes. The data suggests you become less safe. I'm not a supporter of complete abolition of firearms, but anyone who chooses the alternative either is wholly ignorant of the facts, doesn't care about human life, or both. 2 months ago  
US and allies have killed more civilians in Afghanistan in 2019 than the Taliban. If that doesn't disturb you than maybe you should rethink your morals and priorities. 2 months ago +1
US foreign policy kills far more people and creates far more suffering around the world, so I'm not so sure about that 2 months ago +1
No it wouldn't... 2 months ago +1
Considering one of the two major parties is quite fascist, yeah things aren't too good 2 months ago  
The POTUS tried to obstruct justice, is running concentration camps along the Southern border, and is using his platform to spread racist and xenophobic rhetoric. This is objective fact and has nothing to do with media. If you're not concerned then you don't know what's really going on. 2 months ago  
This is not appropriate at all 2 months ago +1
Cheerleading is physical activity... that is organized... where teams compete against each other.... which is a sport... 2 months ago  
Trump realized Acosta isn't there is save his ass again so he found another method to prevent Epstein from revealing anything 2 months ago +1
Aren't you like 13? 3 months ago +3
Piccolo trained Gohan into the strongest fighter on Earth at the time and he was still a kid, so seems pretty obvious. 3 months ago +1
lol does no one here understand what a monopoly is? Standard Oil didn't own all of the oil companies, BUT they controlled 80% of the market, which is why they were a monopoly. Google owns a vast majority of the search engine market as well as the video sharing market with YouTube. It also has massive investments in the tech market. This is a failure of the market to allow a company this large to form plain and simple. The problem is Google owns such significant shares of those markets that they alone dictate how the markets at large are run. That's monopolistic power. 3 months ago  
The first seasons for both of these animes rank in my top 3 best anime seasons, but season 2 for OPM has taken a quality dive so far. 3 months ago  
Quality rrrather right here 3 months ago +2
Both genres tend to be pretty bad imo. But I can't go wrong with some dumb violence. Sometimes I just wanna see some stupid action and not have to worry about cheap jump scares. With that being said, I love a good horror movie if it's plot is worth it. 6 months ago  
This is exactly what this site has been missing lately: Cindy's top tier food questions! 6 months ago  
Of course the end does not justify the means. In many cases the process itself is more important than the result. 3 years ago  
I guess it would be easy. I think the formula is mu = Xbar plus/minus Zalpha/2*omega/SQRT(N). I cant remember though 3 years ago +1
I got 7... 3 years ago  
That doesn't excuse it. No one should subject to such terrible conditions regardless of where you come from. 3 years ago +1
But is a poopy yawning! so cute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E-mmi5sArw 3 years ago  
poopies 3 years ago  
Two eyes, one nose, and a mouth are characteristic of species of Earth. Whether you look at a muskellunge in North America, a kangaroo in Australia, a black mamba in Africa, or a penguin in Antarctica. They all have those features. All belong to a different animal class and live in a different part of the world. This is because we all share a common ancestor. Aliens do no share a common ancestor since they are alien and are not from here, so they would not look like us. 3 years ago  
The way they are treating the migrant workers is appalling. Many, if not most, are essentially slaves. Their passports were taken and they have no mobility rights. They aren't being paid. They work in disgusting and dangerous conditions. They live in terrible homes. Sports should be used as a tool to unite the people not divide and oppress. It's not hard to predict this would happen though. Qatar has a history of doing this and FIFA is as corrupt as they come. 3 years ago +2
Wall Street 3 years ago  
Maybe one day we'll find out 3 years ago  
I never said anything about strangling business with regulations. And yeah totally I'm hoping for a 1984esque society 3 years ago  
I don't think we're ever gonna find any common ground on this 3 years ago  
Economic growth was stunted without regulations. Trickle down politics doesn't work. Both the Great Depression and the Great Recession were caused by the lack of regulation. continuing that policy will only lead to another financial crisis. 3 years ago  
You have no choice but to participate in it. Many things aren't voluntary. They are necessities. Privatizing them, like healthcare, raises costs. Bernie's plan for a single payer healthcare system will save the country money. And if you don't support free tuition for public colleges do you support free tuition for high schools? 3 years ago  
Yes, and it created the Great Depression. The biggest reason it's never gotten that bad is because of Glass-Steagal and Clinton's repealing of that legislation is what opened the door for the 2008 financial crisis. I don't think it should be legal for companies to sell food with salmonella or e coli. I don't think it should be legal for companies to sell cars with faulty airbags. I don't think it should be legal for companies dump chemicals into out lakes an streams many of which provide drinking water for the people. Would you rather corporations are allowed to do that? 3 years ago  
Healthcare is a necessity to a good quality life. If you want to have good health in the US no health insurance isn't voluntary. A system is being "forced" either way. You want to force a private system onto the people and I want to force a public. The difference is the people want a public system, based on public opinion polling, so I wouldn't actually need to force it. They would be forcing it on the government. Even if your assessment of his campaign were true I don't see how that equates to corruption. And no none of it is free. Everyone has to pay for it. He is telling the people what they want to hear. he's the only politician that even dares use the word poverty. What do they need to hear then? 3 years ago  
I do support a degree of economic freedom, but I am in no way a supporter of laissez-faire politics. Regulation is important to keep society safe. Corporations are not people and shouldn't be treated as such. People are free to produce, sell, trade, and buy whatever they want as long as it is not harmful to others or infringe on others' rights. Companies shouldn't be able to produce products from slave labor along with many other things. I believe in keeping society safe. The government should serve the people not the corporations. The government has turned a blind eye on large companies and allowed them to do whatever they want. That's what caused the 2008 financial crisis. 3 years ago  
Yes, freedom can and does ceoxist with massive governments. People already pay for others when they pay for insurance. The difference is it costs less under a single payer system. There is no US government propaganda pushing for a single payer system. The government doesn't want it. The people do. Please show me an example of tis propaganda. If I thought the government was pure why would I support Bernie Sanders? His whole campaign is built on taking the corruption out of politics. I don't trust the government. That's why I want laws in place to keep the government in check. 3 years ago  
Actually I am a social democrat and if you actually know anything about that political ideology you would know that I am against the government involvement on the personal lives of the population. Whether its who they can love, what they can do with their body, what they can believe, etc. I don't see how a single payer healthcare system, welfare or maternity leave restrict personal freedom. I actually advocate for personal freedom. As I said I am against the government involvement on the personal lives of the population. And no I don't support strict obedience to the government. I support the government's strict obedience to the law and to the people. 3 years ago  
No, but it does make it democratic. There's always gonna be people that disagree. And either way something is getting forced on the people. In this case it would only be a minority that disagrees and once people actually come to appreciate it will be very few that will disagree. I've never in my life heard anyone complain about maternity leave here. Yes, some companies do offer it but very few. This is something that has been shown to benefit society, like single payer healthcare and welfare. 3 years ago  
It's forced if the people vote for it? People are making their decisions and those are that when they get pregnant they want to actually have job security, not go further into debt, and be involved in their child's life. Postpartum depression is a real thing that effects new parents. In a lot of cases this is caused because parents aren't able to see their child's first memories because they're stuck working. There is no choice with companies. If they don't have to pay workers or guarantee them job security they won't. 3 years ago  
That's not oppressive though. How is maternity leave unjust treatment? 3 years ago  
If the people support it I think that's called democracy. 3 years ago  
The Sanders campaign is pissed about that. That is completely undemocratic. It's turning people away from voting. 3 years ago  
Paid maternity leave is more socialist than fascism but ok. How does it restrict freedom? 3 years ago  
I get it from what he explicitly says. When he talks about how Islam is a non-peaceful religion. He's been preaching islamophobia his whole career. he doesn't seem to see a distinction between terrorists and regular muslims. This quote sums up how he feels about Islam: "It is time we admitted that we are not at war with 'terrorism'. We are at war with Islam. This is not to say that we are at war with all Muslims, but we are absolutely at war with the vision of life that is prescribed to all Muslims in the Koran. The only reason Muslim fundamentalism is a threat to us is because the fundamentals of Islam are a threat to us." 3 years ago  
I don't know which atheists you're talking about, because I neither believe that religion is stupid nor that there's absolutely no god. There may be a god. I just refuse to believe in something that has not been proven. I apply that to every field of my life. If you can prove to me there is a god I would gladly believe in it. 3 years ago  
Nothing is above criticism. Due to its significance alone that already warrants criticism if its not up to standards. Religion is not the root of all evil nor is it even evil. Religion plays a very significant role in our societies and I believe that with its power it deserves to be scrutinized and criticized if it warrants it to ensure that it is not inhibiting our growth. That goes with everything. Religion is not alone. Atheism deserves the same scrutiny criticism if warranted. The same goes for other topics such as political ideology whether liberalism or conservatism. A society only grows stronger when it knows more. Now when I say criticism I don't mean ungrounded insults. I mean actual fact based constructive criticism. I see no difference between a religious man who hates the non-religious and a non-religious man who hates religious. I don't care which is right. Men like Sam Harris have no place is a peaceful society. They only serve to spread hate and fear amongst the public. He is nothing more than a bigot. 3 years ago +9
Unfortunately regardless of what we think this current system hates our ideologies. The DNC hates Bernie Sanders just as the RNC hated Ron Paul. Libertarian Republicans tend to be my favourite Republicans. 3 years ago  
And it's an elected officials job to support his/her constituents and do whats best for them. Unfortunately, said officials tend to get constituents mixed up with big donors and lobbyists. This is why we need to get money out of politics. You don't see any of these issues in Canada because we have tough regulations on political donations. Except in Quebec. Their a different breed. 3 years ago  
Because he has one progressive position he's not a moderate? Thats nonsense. Hillary is extremely moderate and she's very progressive on gun control. He is also tough on crime and he's pro-Wall Street. 3 years ago  
You can be a conservative or liberal constitutionalist. And I agree that the job of the supreme court is to uphold the constitution. However, there is a bias in play when interpreting the constitution. 3 years ago  
Well at least we both agree he's a moderate. He was appointed to the DC circuit by Clinton and picked by Obama to be a candidate for the supreme court. Both moderate presidents. 3 years ago  
Merrick Garland is a conservative. The only liberal view that guy holds is he's pro-gun control. Obama needs to grow a spine and stop letting the Republicans tell him what to do. 3 years ago  
Most Chinese people are non-religious, but ok 3 years ago  
lol yeah, the cable "news" networks are terrible. Fox News gets a hard time from the left but CNN, NBC, and the rest of those companies aren't any better. I actually thought Fox had the best moderators for GOP debates. 3 years ago  
Bernie is winning in Missouri and she's leading by less than 3% in Illinois. Hardly crushing in those states. 3 years ago +1
Only to Maryland. Everywhere else is unacceptable. 3 years ago  
Both major Democratic candidates have preached for peace among their supporters. If a protester tries to assault someone that has nothing to do with the party. However, Mr. Trump has incited violence at his rallies and the RNC has done nothing to denounce it so if Trump supporters attack the protesters, as they have, that is most definitely the responsibility of Trump and the RNC. 3 years ago +2
There's a difference between a regular human and a prophet. Muhammed and Isa (Jesus) are prophets in Islam. 3 years ago  
Well the facts don't care about what you think. 3 years ago  
Because of the way be campaigns and policies that he supports. There is a lot of vagueness in what he actually supports given his many contradictions but he generally follows a xenophobic, nationalistic, traditionalist, authoritarian trend. How is Trump right on the issues? 3 years ago  
It depends how you would define worship. I think that holding someone as a prophet of God and the Messiah is worshipping him. 3 years ago  
He is the Messiah in Islam and he goes by the name Isa Ibn Maryam 3 years ago  
F*ck deez n*ggas. I want my main n*gga Peritwinkle back 3 years ago +2
*3.8 billion. Jesus is a prophet in Islam too 3 years ago  
It's better for the environment and more ethical 3 years ago  
I can assure you i don't hate Trump because of medias propaganda. He's compared to Hitler because he is a fascist. Trump will contradict himself so frequently he does it in the same interview. 99% of the stuff that guy says is pure bullsh*t. The protesters are protesting against his xenophobia and bigotry. Just because you don't now what they're protesting against doesn't mean they don't. He actually incites violence against protesters. 3 years ago  
Not all the time but I did watch his rant on Donald Drumpf 3 years ago  
http://tinyurl.com/jxm4aac 3 years ago +1
I would never vote for a fascist. 3 years ago  
I'd say he always posed a challenge to Hillary. That last debate was really sad though how everyone just fell in line behind Trump. Like whenever the guys asked a question all he says is "Its a mess. I got a lot of things. Like many things. Many many things. We are gonna get a great deal." 3 years ago +1
Yeah because the emails aren't policy and they weren't illegal. The only people Bernie would be a sellout to is the people. 3 years ago  
Whoa man that hurts 3 years ago  
Nah, I'd say his imperialism is his most noticeable. Bernie is the complete opposite of a bigot and imperialist. 3 years ago  
DP died 3 years ago  
Obviously the DNC heavily favours Hillary. That's not even a secret anymore. I don't get what you mean by "going at" so I cant really answer this 3 years ago  
Bernie is so far from being Hitler he's Jewish 3 years ago  
That's referred to as a fallacy of relative privation. Besides being completely irrelevant it doesn't make sense. Heart disease also causes more deaths than cancer. Does that mean we shouldn't fund research into fighting cancer? Also not all deaths caused by firearms are homicides. Hell, not all shootings are deaths. And many suicides are done with firearms, so your argument doesn't make sense. Arguing against gun control by saying theres more suicides than gun related homicides is like saying you shouldn't drink liquids because water is better for your health than energy drinks. Gun control may not have anything to do with restricting firearms sales. A simple rule like having to have a gun lock on all your firearms when not in use or having to store your ammunition in a separate room than your firearms is gun control. 3 years ago  
Thanks babe. And Cantthink doesn't need looks. He's already 180lb of pure muscle and he's sporting an IQ of 148 3 years ago  
Just last year Canada succeeded in voting out a very discriminatory and terrible government. 3 years ago  
Corruption tends to be more ramped and harder to get rid of in a dictatorship. Democracy means the power is in the hands of the people. If the government is "unfair" then they can be voted out. 3 years ago  
We'll take the scientists and engineers but the rest of you can stay there 3 years ago  
I never said he'd be considered a centrist. I said centre-left. And 1/3 of our country is conservative. Also, Bernie's proposals are actually very popular and well supported y the American population. Since when is supporting the popular opinion radical? 3 years ago  
He's not even radical. He would be centre-left in Canada. 3 years ago  
Both were terrible presidents, but I'd rather go with the more centrist one. 3 years ago  
So he can go tell the American government to break up those big banks. 3 years ago +2
Such as? 3 years ago  
I know right like who do they think they are being polite and sh*t 3 years ago  
Yeah like women and jews are the worst. I totally agree. We need to make America great again. The Emancipation Proclamation, Nineteenth Amendment, New Deal, Civil Rights Act of 1964 , etc. were disgusting pieces of legislation that ruined America. America was great when we hated everything that wasn't heterosexual, white, Christian, and male. 3 years ago  
Considering you're of legal age to vote, being a bystander does not excuse you from the result. I'm assuming that's what you mean by "sitting out". 3 years ago  
It's just a creative article. Have it your way. Personally, I would care a lot what Sen. Sanders and Mr. Trump have to say. They are the beginning of a huge anti-establishment movement in the US. People are growing tired and they want, as Sen. Sanders calls it, a "political revolution". 3 years ago  
My choices are either a quote taken out of context or an internet joke that he never even said. I just picked the Bernie Sanders quote. It actually comes from an essay he wrote on gender roles in 1972. And if that quote grabbed your attention, good; it was supposed to. It was designed to arise your interest into further reading the essay. And in case anyone is interested here's the whole essay: http://www.smerconish.com/daily-news/man-and-woman-by-bernie-sanders/ 3 years ago +2
Evidence can be applied to a lot of hypotheses. It's not that there is evidence that proves something exists; it's how much evidence and how strong and consistent the evidence is. 3 years ago  
You persuaded me to choose A 3 years ago  
Discussions on a topic are so much better than arguments. 3 years ago +1
Just as most theists are also agnostic. By your logic (at least how I perceive it so correct me if i'm wrong), because most of the demographic holds both sets of beliefs they must be equal. That means theism is agnosticism and thus is atheism. 99% also implies there's 1% that isn't, which also means they cannot be equal. Since theism deals with belief and gnosticism deals with knowledge there is some overlap, but they are still two different things. But you do have a point that you can be both. I'm an agnostic atheist just as I assume you are too. It's funny when people try to separate the two as if you cannot be both and the whole system if linear. And I like your point on God. There isn't even a common consensus on what a deity is. Without that how can you get any further? One could argue God is just man worshipping himself. Thus, man is God. Since man is real then God must be too. 3 years ago +1
No, I've actually never liked any of those things. 3 years ago  
Oddly enough I actually agree with you on the whole list 3 years ago  
And which civil liberties have those been? 3 years ago  
How so? 3 years ago  
The only difference between the two is Trump is honest. Plus, there hasn't been any good US presidency jokes since GWB. 3 years ago  
I am innocent until proven guilty. I believe I have a right to fight these accusations in a fair trial, judged by my peers. 3 years ago  
"The cycle is one which requires work and produces an equal amount of heat" ~ J.M. Smith et al.; Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Seventh Edition 3 years ago  
I can assure you we will never convert back to the imperial system. 3 years ago  
It depends on the animal and the environment its in well its in a zoo. There a new concept of zoo that has gained steam recently dubbed 'Zootopia.' It's an unique idea where animals are left to wander a massive environment mirroring their natural habitat. The humans are the ones that are essentially caged. The animals will also live amongst each other unlike the current standard of segregation. This concept could revolutionize the way animals live in zoos and could lead to a much better quality of life among these animals. 3 years ago  
I've never heard of B before 3 years ago  
I miss Otakumon. He would easily win any user tournament back when he was still an active user. 3 years ago +2
Ew DP was a cancer 3 years ago  
He can't handle Totoro 3 years ago +1
He's smart. The world is changing and the Catholic Church needs to get with the times if they want to stay relevant. Atheism and agnosticism are on the rise and the stigma around non-belief is going away. If they accept those who do not believe then they take away the risk of alienating those who do and creating tension between the two demographics. 3 years ago  
I think that was more of an anti-theistic comment than atheistic. It's important not to confuse the two. 3 years ago +1
It's not that funny when you keep the "joke" going too long. It's funny like the first time maybe, but it's just boring at this point. 3 years ago +1
Yes, they do have him on his knees what's your point? And yes there is a 'ceasefire'; however, that hasn't stopped all fighting in the region. And a ceasefire isn't a peace treaty. 3 years ago  
I haven't seen any signs of Russia leaving Ukraine. They are still in Donbass too. He's been pleading to the West to start a coalition to fight Daesh. He's weak and he's too proud to show it. The sanctions destroyed Russia's economy. 3 years ago  
Say what you want, but Putin is on his knees right now trying to get in good with the West. 3 years ago  
I am unaware of any position Bernie Sanders holds in eliminating the Federal Reserve and I highly doubt he would. I know he supported an audit of the Fed. And yes he supports higher taxes on high-income earners. I don't see how that will ruin the economy. I also don't see how he's week in foreign policy. You'll have to be specific. 3 years ago +1
After her attempts at trying to deliberately misquote Bernie Sanders as to frame him as a misogynist and a racist, her guilt tripping of women to vote for her, and her flip-flopping in support of issues that are favoured at the time, I have lost most of my respect for her. 3 years ago  
How would he ruin the economy? The last time the economy was ruined it was because the government failed to deal with reigning in the power of Wall Street. Sanders has a long history of being anti-Wall Street. And what's wrong with being a socialist? 3 years ago +2
However it's very unlikely I'd vote Liberal either. I voted for the NDP. It's unfortunate that their campaign died when they did the right thing and stood up against the misogynistic and islamophobic Harper government. Apparently the Canadian people weren't all too interested in a government that actually cares about standing up for their rights. Instead they'd rather someone who isn't even strong enough to publicly take a stand on the issue. 3 years ago  
Unfortunately 3 years ago  
It's all good. I do that all the time. 3 years ago  
There's gonna be a significant amount of both sides of the political spectrum in every state; however, Georgia is a red and state. That means that regardless of the political demographics there's gonna be more negative media and social views towards the left. That is gonna have some impact on your perspective regardless of where you stand. 3 years ago  
I'm sorry if you miss read what I was trying to say. I'm not trying to argue the racial demographics of your area but rather the voter racial demographics. 3 years ago  
And considering your geographical position that makes sense. I'm from a very left-wing part of a very left-wing nation, so my perspective is different. 3 years ago  
Well considering over around 90% of black voters vote Democrat along with a majority of Latinos and Asians, I'd say you're dealing with a minority of black, latino, and asian Americans. From my perspective everyone in my city lives together nicely and seems tolerant, but we have the most hate crime per capita in Canada. There is a huge racism problem here. Although, Canada is the most tolerant country on the planet so we still may be tolerant by American standards. 3 years ago  
I'm not a big fan of any of the living US presidents. I don't really like any presidents after JFK. I don't mind Obama. He's definitely an upgrade. 3 years ago  
I don't feel that being right is important at all. What's important is that you come out of a debate with a better understanding. Being right is a bonus, but it's not a requirement. When debating the assumption is generally made that at least one of you is wrong, If you're going to assume it's not you then you've already made a fatal mistake. You've closed your mind off to all arguments, because why should you listen, you're right? It's important to not offend someone, because you want to keep them engaged in the debate and you want to keep their minds open. Once someone is offended they will get defensive and cease striving for the truth, but instead for themselves. Of course when I say offended I mean logically offended. It's not logical for someone to get offended if you state a universally accepted fact such as "Hydrogen has one proton." If someone is going to get offended by that then that's their fault not yours. 3 years ago +2
It's her choice what she decides to do. I just hope that whatever choice she makes she does it intelligently. Such as a safe abortion, providing for the child, caring for the child, etc. 3 years ago  
That's a picture of a baby not a fetus. Babies can't get aborted since by very definition they have already been birthed. 3 years ago +3
In abortions a fetus is terminated not a baby. There's a huge difference between the two stages of human development. 3 years ago +5
Sorry, I never made myself clear. That's my fault. When I said I prefer to judge a religion by how each individual interprets it I meant judge the interpretations not the whole religion. I see how my wording can give the wrong impression. 3 years ago  
Yes, some, but I'm not gonna judge the whole religion based off those few followers interpretations. It wouldn't make logical sense to paint everyone with the same brush since interpretations vary so much. I'm just gonna judge those specific interpretations and those specific adherents. 3 years ago  
How so? 3 years ago  
I prefer to judge a religion by how each individual interprets it rather than how I interpret it. If someone uses Islam or Buddhism to spread peace and prosperity then I'm all for it; however, if they use their religion to spread hate, fear, and ignorance then I am most definitely against it. 3 years ago  
Buddhism has a stereotype of being a peaceful religion; however, it is not without its violent followers. It's Jainism that's the most peaceful since it's whole philosophy is based off of pacifism. You can't be a Jainist if you don't practise pacifism. 3 years ago  
Well yes and no. The problem is there are many variables to consider when dealing with firearm- related crimes. The strength of the government institutions, enforcement, corruption, border protection, criminal gangs, etc. all play a huge impact into this. A weak government, poor enforcement, and corruption will lead to oversight of the weapon possessions. Poor border protection and criminal gangs will lead to larger quantities of illegal weapons being smuggled into the nations. Assuming the nation has a strong government, excellent enforcement, little corruption, strong border protection, lower presence of criminal gangs,etc. then yes gun control should theoretically lower firearm related violence. 3 years ago +2
What about France? France has very strict gun laws yes, but they also have porous borders. They are part of the Schengen Area, which means their border control is all but eliminated. The problem in France is not a problem of gun control, but rather a problem of border control. In contrast with the US, most illegal firearms are coming from within the US. Canada to the north, which has very close economic and cultural ties, seems to not have these problems. 3 years ago +1
I'd rather not do either, but unfortunately I was the first to do B... 3 years ago  
Because the whole point of prison in my mind is to turn criminals away fro crime not to crime. The facts are these people are gonna re-enter society one day and that is a really scary thought to imagine if they haven't been rehabilitated. Rehabilitation has shown to play a significant role in reducing the criminals chances of re-offending. At the end of the day prison sucks no matter where you are. Whether USA or Norway nobody likes prison. If you think its a free ride in Norway you're dead wrong. 3 years ago +2
Since you were only here for like a month in 2014 if it happened while you were here it probably happened this year. 3 years ago  
That comment is nothing compared to this one //www.rrrather.com/view/117777#comment1940846 3 years ago +1
Aww thank you 3 years ago +1
Of course good governments have existed. I'm sure theres one out there that you'd think is good too 3 years ago  
Yes and also this year. It kinda spanned the first couple months in 2015 3 years ago  
It depends what they are spending the money on. As Eternal said, it is when you have a good government. 3 years ago  
User of the year: Peritwinkle, Best newcomer of 2015: too many choices, Nicest user of the year: Peritwinkle, Best rivalry of the year: WittyPunch, Most american user of the year: ilovefreedom, Most missed user of the year: Peritwinkle. Best alt of the year: .>_> 3 years ago  
Yeah because trickle down economics works wonders 3 years ago  
I think diversity is important, but it's also important in which areas they are diverse. When dealing with morality and tradition it's fine if one culture is pacifistic and the other is willing to commit violence, but doesn't necessarily support it; however, it's not fine if one culture has a tradition of ritual human sacrifices. When the moralities are in line I believe that a sign of a rich society its its diversity. 3 years ago +1
lol you stay long enough and you'll see a lot longer than this 3 years ago +2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPHSXUS0_1c 3 years ago +1
I think about how they have to explicitly tell themselves they're free and brave as to not realize the truth of their lives. They are a primitive nation hiding behind the achievements of their past, but unable to continue that long fading legacy. The American Dream is just that: a dream. America is a warning to the world. It tells a story of a once beautiful nation on the forefront of discovery and innovation reduce itself to ashes due to the increasing influence of superstition and ignorance. It's brought down by people so close-minded they value having easy access to weapons of war over protecting their children. They have this mindset that being able to kill easier will someone reduce killing. They have this idea that they are the bearers of peace and democracy in their world. Something that they can't even hold themselves as their country slowly shifts to an oligarchy. A country where intolerance and lies is a strong political platform to run off of. A country that believes 3,000 of its own citizens lives are worth more than 18,000 of another nation's. A country where its most famous family doesn't actually do anything. A country so invested in its own delusions it fails to see its grim future it has set forth for itself. Nah I'm just playing with you the US is cool. 3 years ago +5
Mother Teresa is far from synonymous for kindness. 3 years ago  
Because sex does not equal gender. It's a fact that more than two genders exist. That's not even disputable. Sex is biological. Gender is social. It's not completely uncommon for someone's sex and gender to be unaligned. 3 years ago +2
It had a much larger impact on the world than the American Civil War. The Revolutionary War led to further human rights. Plus, the American Revolutionary War was a proxy war between France and Britain. It forever changed global politics and relations. 3 years ago +1
I wish we had people like that on here. It'd make things more interesting. Rrrather needs to start advertising on Tumblr 3 years ago  
SJW is an interesting term since pretty much anyone with an open mind on the internet is an SJW. It's technically a pejorative term, but I don't personally find it offensive. It's just an ad hominem to use it. My position is committing an ad hominem is an implied act of surrender by the opponent. Once you reduce yourself to name calling you have lost the argument. 3 years ago +5
There's no scientific evidence (that I know of) that suggests GMOs are any worse for you than "natural" food. Also GMOs allow for plants to grow in harsher environments and in more abundance meaning more food for the growing population. 3 years ago  
https://i.imgflip.com/gqnrk.jpg 3 years ago  
lol you must have read SovietMario's comment 3 years ago  
I don't know what you're talking about when you say "you do lose your home". OK so if you're not referring to victimless crimes then what are you referring to? What are some examples? 3 years ago  
Would you mind having some restraint when choosing pictures? No one likes abortions. No one wants to get an abortion. Abortions aren't pretty or glamorous. But it is not my right to tell someone what they can and cannot do with their own body. It is ultimately the right of the woman carrying the fetus. 3 years ago +15
Let's not forget that traffic laws are victimless crimes. Until you've actually experienced the congested traffic of industrializing nations with insufficient traffic laws you can't truly begin to understand the importance of them. Traffic laws keep a constant flow of traffic that allows for people to reach their destination as quickly as possible. It also keeps others safe. DUIs are victimless crimes that help prevent drunk driving related tragedies from happening. Smoking laws, littering laws, and laws about picking up after your pets help keep our cities clean. Laws referring to watering your lawn will help ease pressure on water treatment facilities and conserve water usage. Laws on chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, and asbestos keep us and our environment safe. The problem is this world isn't perfect and if many of these laws aren't in place then many people would not follow them. Victimless crime may not directly harm someone, but that doesn't make them alright. They help keep peace, beauty, and structure to this world. 3 years ago +2
http://i.imgur.com/g1jYRmN.jpg 3 years ago +2
Don't forget his 148 IQ 3 years ago +3
//www.rrrather.com/view/69431 3 years ago  
This ain't Iowa no more and she ain't no Iowan so don't forget to play safe and wear protection. 3 years ago  
Liez, you were probably checking her out the whole time I bet ;) 3 years ago  
You guys are cute. You should totes hook-up and have rrrather babies. But even then DrNoPants < Stefanna 3 years ago +1
December 25th has been celebrated long before Christianity. Everyone is free to celebrate it however they like. Besides, the whole biblical event is just a rather interesting metaphor. It all relates back to our sun: the first and only true god humans know. 3 years ago  
There is nothing morally wrong about two consenting adults having sex regardless of their marital status. 3 years ago +2
I wanna be able to look deep into Hammy's dreamy eyes 3 years ago +5
Ok lets go through this: 10) I don't know what a wind set down is but I do know the highest wind speed ever recorded was 408km/h. That hypothesis called for 1010km/h. 9) Even assuming that the dutch boat could withstand the intense nature of the open ocean there's a lot of other problems with the story. 8) he just says Moses hallucinated the whole burning bush experience. 7) Regardless of the ten plagues there was no large population of Israelite slaves in Egypt. 6) The glacier retreats at the end of the last ice age was too slow and didn't cover enough land to be a logical explanation. 5) Besides finding no impact crater this idea just says it was probably just a natural phenomenon. 4) Assuming earthquakes actually happened and took the walls of Jericho down there is still virtually no evidence discovered to substantiate the claims in the bible. 3) he just says jesus' healings were a placebo of psychosomatic effect. 2) He just says that the people who rose from the dead were probably never dead. 1) He just says Jesus walked on ice patches resting overtop of the water. Therefore, there was no proving of any biblical events in this story. In fact, technically speaking scientific theories can never be proven; they can only be corroborated. 3 years ago +1
I've noticed a fairly neutral base, but I don't know the actual numbers. Assuming you're right, I'd suspect it has something to do with the dominance of young people from more left-leaning nations. Although it's an even split in the US, you need go no further than Canada to see a two-thirds left-wing majority nation. 3 years ago +1
As the saying goes "Offence wins games; Defence wins championships" 3 years ago +1
Hypocritical, considering your second sentence but ok. Also, that's irrelevant. I never said it had a larger impact. Canada is a G7 nation. No country outside of the US has a larger impact on the US than Canada. The second most American imports come from Canada and the most US exports go to Canada. More trade crosses the Canadian/American border than any other border in the world. Besides economics, we also have deep historical, security and cultural ties. 3 years ago  
Unfortunately, that's the mindset of too many Americans. That just helps perpetuate the American stereotype of being globally ignorant and arrogant. 3 years ago  
I have mixed feelings. I was happy Harper lost his power; however, I was hoping for an NDP government to be formed. Unfortunately, honesty, morality, and transparency don't win you many votes. 3 years ago  
No, you're American and we are your closest ally and your largest trading partner. You should actually care a lot since our policies will impact the US as well. 3 years ago  
Considering what happened in response to the war in Iraq, probably nothing. 3 years ago  
War of aggression is a war crime 3 years ago  
Everyone I know who doesn't like living is either mentally or physically ill. I've never met nor heard of someone perfectly healthy who wishes death. And no, there is no correlation between wearing black and listening to punk music and being suicidal. 3 years ago  
Why would people who are physically and mentally healthy want to kill themselves? I'm not saying people like this don't exist. I just can't think of a situation at the moment where that scenario applies. 3 years ago  
The marines have no choice, but to submit to the stick. On another note it took you long enough to come back ninja. C'mon bro you can't be leavin your fellow Canadian in the dark like that. 3 years ago  
That's an alright pair, but we all know Stefanna >>>>>> Jarindy 4 years ago +1
You brought up a good point with Japanese law. He could be referring to the Japanese Pornhub, but watching those wouldn't excuse you from American law, so I wouldn't recommend it if they do exist. 4 years ago +2
Pornhub isn't a Japanese company. It's an American owned Canadian website. If they stream within Japan it's fine; however, streaming that content outside of japan is illegal. 4 years ago +3
I find that highly unlikely considering she's underage. If any porn site was caught displaying child pornography they could face some serious trouble. 4 years ago +1
I would prefer Bernie has as least competition as possible. 4 years ago  
Although the UK is a better nation on paper, USA is closer to home. Plus, Maryland is in the US. 4 years ago +1
lol ban cindy 4 years ago  
I'm not a fan of popularity contests and I'm glad I'm left out of them now. I don't really care who places what. Good for those who place well, and congrats to them, but it's not fair to those who don't do so well. 4 years ago  
Inspectah Deck's verse in Triumph is the greatest hip hop verse of all time imo. Too bad his solo game ain't as good as some of the other members. 4 years ago +2
I wish I could talk to Peri :( 4 years ago +1
Yes, I understand their position on the war. The American Revolutionary War didn't originate as a proxy war. Many don't. It was, however, turned into one with the addition of France. Regardless of that, my point still stands: Americans were on both sides of the war, so if they were to lose in this situation there would have to be a third party involved. My question is who would that third party be? 4 years ago  
So who won it then? There were two sides in the revolution both of which were with the Americans. The British side was fought alongside the Loyalists while the French side was alongside the Patriots. Considering the American Revolution was a proxy was between the French and British it would be more accurate to say "Alternate history scenario: France lost the American Revolutionary War." 4 years ago  
Clearly this site has very poor taste in names. Stefan is probably the greatest name on the planet. 4 years ago +4
Yeah, but Pete Stark never came out until 2007. He was in the closet for most of his career. 4 years ago  
Technically, I'm in it twice. 4 years ago  
Nah, Obama is Protestant. More like Pete Stark. 4 years ago  
Kind of a hard stat to gather. They probably have. The individual was just in the closet. 4 years ago  
https://datinginmiddleearth.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/skills-i-gained.jpeg 4 years ago +1
Yeah, I know. My point was it's odd how federal doesn't take precedent over state law. 4 years ago  
I don't get how this is even legal smh 4 years ago +1
I miss Peri :( 4 years ago +2
Due to reparations Germany's economy was in the tank. They were in the third largest super inflation in history. Hitler managed to turn that around and great an economic superpower out of Germany. I don't agree with a lot of what he did, but it worked. But then again it depends on what you mean by "good." 4 years ago +1
The first, and only, thing I would do is abolish dictatorship and establish a true democratic nation. 4 years ago +1
That sentence doesn't make any sense with the word light in it like that. Anyway as long as the existence of Hell is associated with Heaven, I can't imagine either being happy. I guess it matters which religious interpretation of the afterlife you are referring to. 4 years ago  
How am I supposed to know what's right? I haven't died yet. 4 years ago +1
Isn't an prerequisite to going to heaven dying? I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure everyone currently on this site is alive, and therefore couldn't possibly know. 4 years ago +2
I'm way more socially libertarian than economically. I'd say I'm around a 3-5 4 years ago  
The current atmosphere has too much carbon dioxide in it. If the larger dinosaurs (like the ones picture) came back they'd just suffocate. There's a reason reptiles don't grow that big anymore. We'd need to define special, closed habitats for them to survive in. Dinosaurs existed for over 150 million years. That's a lot of species to bring back. Way too many for us to deal with. It would just be much too costly. Homo erectus would have no problems surviving in our environment. Either way both sides would supply our race with priceless knowledge, which is the most important thing. 4 years ago  
Androids 17 and 18 could easily defeat Hydra with no problems. 4 years ago  
Goku ain't just god, he's super saiyan god. 4 years ago  
We are considered the most intelligent beings in the universe... according to us. But with just intelligence we are still nothing. No, we also have an extremely vital feature to our dominance and that's our opposable thumbs. We also were given very forgiving climates to thrive in and a vast sea of resources to build our future. Everything have done, are doing, and will do is because of us. Yes, we've f*cked some things up. Modern humans have only existed for 50,000 years and civilization for a fifth of that. We are young and we'll learn. We are also our largest critic. We understand change is necessary and there's a large movement towards change. This planet has been more than fair. She is our mother and as a species we are still children. She is still guiding us towards adulthood. She's taking some stress and some pain, but she loves us none the less and treats us that way. She also made us an only child. Imagine having two intelligent, civilized species. We are one's to take to kindly to sharing historically. 4 years ago  
They are literally taking in around the same amount of refugees as Canada and we are falling short. 4 years ago +1
I want Obama to tweet about me, too 4 years ago  
lol 180lb of pure muscle 4 years ago  
lol ;) 4 years ago  
100 is the average so I'd hope most people are over 90, but 86% is a lot. Dammit i wish Cantthinkofawittyone was here just so I could see his comment "148". Always gave me a good laugh. 4 years ago +5
How is this even a question. You'd have a hard time finding a reputable freedom index that ranks Vietnam over Indonesia. 4 years ago  
Don't lie to me. I saw that in your description. Trying to be sneaky but it didnt work. 4 years ago +1
I nominate anon67. And what's with this chance for other nations candidates being shorter? 4 years ago +1
(A) doesn't surprise me seeing as Cuba has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Well neither does (B) but it's still disappointing. 4 years ago  
I received 5: Authority: 2.00, Self-Sufficiency: 1.00, Superiority: 0.00, Exhibitionism: 0.00, Exploitativeness: 1.00, Vanity: 1.00, Entitlement: 0.00. Out of everyone that posted they're full results, I'm the only one that has a point under vanity -_- and I have a much lower score 4 years ago  
He was asking which pic makes you laugh more, and he gave a brief description of the main content of the pictures in order to differentiate them. The first pic is of a girl seemingly "spitting" a thick stream of water and the other is of a dog licking a woman's face at such an angle that it makes her look like she has "mega" lips. Pretty straightforward. Please elaborate on your further comments. 4 years ago  
Not really. He just has to change "more laughing" to "laugh more". Besides that its fine. Even then its extremely easy to understand what is being said. English isn't his native tongue. Stop being a pussy. No one likes a whiner. 4 years ago +2
*NATO 4 years ago +1
I doubt anyone on this site has what it takes to run a G7 nation 4 years ago +2
The USA was never a white nation. Pre-colonization it was an Aboriginal nation and post-colonization it's an immigrant nation. It's full of large numbers of various races and ethnicities. 4 years ago +6
People are richer, smarter, and living longer and better than ever before. Everyone is globally connected through a world wide web. Information can be exchanged at rates never seen before in history. War is a natural instinct of our species. It will take thousands of years if even to eradicate it. However, global organizations like the United Nations, International Criminal Court, and Interpol along with documents such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Geneva Conventions, and various other international law have been established in order to bring justice and aid to those who need and deserve it. Are there flaws? Yes, but it's far better than the ancient world of rivalling nations constantly fighting and invading each other. We are also becoming increasing more conscience of our impact on this Earth and the important role we play to protect. 4 years ago +3
Our natural rights are listed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 4 years ago  
lol omg that's exactly what I always think. It's like no YOUR the one that's less muslim or christian or whatever. Yeah, I always think it's funny when people use the no true scotsman fallacy, but I guess they need to do that to justify their belief that their religion is "good". 4 years ago +1
They were directly attacked... 4 years ago +2
Yes, I'm sure there are people with poor inner morals kept straight only by their religion, but I'd say a vast majority are associated with the "God is dead" philosophy. Plus, if you're gonna look at those whose hands are stayed by their religious convictions then what about those whose morals are corrupted by religion? There are otherwise morally straight individuals radicalized by those same teachings. Unfortunately, it goes both ways. 4 years ago  
No, this is Terry: https://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9mqi3BmF51qarjjvo1_500.gif 4 years ago +9
War of aggression is a war crime. Although this whole situation would never come to fruition. 4 years ago  
I judge everyone else's intelligence using mine as the base, so I'd say mine is "normal". In my reality anyway. Plus, I don't know the full extent of my intelligence, never mind others'. Therefore, no, I think my intelligence is average. 4 years ago  
We need to think about whats best for the human species and the other one's we'll try to save. Unfortunately, we can't save everyone. Informing people of their impending doom could just create too much panic and chaos. We don't have the time for that. 4 years ago  
Well I guess I'm stuck in the world of Mystery Men 4 years ago  
No, they are the root of their fair share of trouble in the world, but nothing different from any other current or former superpower. In fact, under Democratic administration they've been more progressive in helping those less fortunate in the world. 4 years ago  
Yes, but it's a very minor party. 4 years ago  
The American Constitution was an extremely important document. That changed Human Rights for the better. It also gave hope to the french which led to them disposing of their monarch. That's just some of the immediate impacts it had. 4 years ago  
I rarely if ever side with the conservative government of Canada on anything. A lot of their proposed bills are take away freedom from Canadian citizens. 4 years ago  
Canada is a state governed by the Canadian government. 4 years ago  
Cool beans 4 years ago  
One could argue the feeling of relief is greater. The relief of getting home after a long day, having a nice cold class of dihydrogen monoxide on a hot day, or even getting your child back after 7 days missing. Also, I assume by pleasure you mean sexual pleasure. 4 years ago  
It feels really awkward to use. I'll use it sarcastically, but when I'm actually trying to insult someone it just feels so unnatural to say. I just don't even understand how it's insulting. If someone called me gay I'd just respond with "Ok? Your point?" 4 years ago +1
You're smart. You're probably right. 4 years ago  
lol good question ;) 4 years ago  
What children need is proper guidance, good advice, some independence and trust, smart parenting, etc. I just read an article yesterday about shaming. Specifically telling children to work out. It is actually counterproductive (what a surprise). 4 years ago +1
If someone is willing to punish another for insulting their "honour" then they don't deserve to be held in such high regard. 4 years ago +1
Moderation is the key to life 4 years ago  
huh? 4 years ago  
If you have the power to fix their problem with little to no effort (i.e. calling emergency services if you see someone has had a heart attack) then yes you are morally obligated to do that. Morals is doing what is right. Ignoring the obvious pain in someone else's life while having the ability to "stop all of it in the blink of an eye" is completely wrong. Morals is all about how you treat other living things. Therefore, it's all about you dealing with other people's problems. 4 years ago +1
Ignoring it while having the power to easily change it is the same as doing it. Turning a blind eye is not an excuse. 4 years ago  
It's perfectly natural. Plus, it's a lot healthier for the baby. We should be promoting breastfeeding it not condemning it. 4 years ago +1
Everyone is an expert on consciousness. I for one cannot answer this seeing as I don't believe I know enough in the field. The one thing I do know is to not trust my own mind on what it thinks of itself. It has a tendency of playing tricks. 4 years ago  
It took me a while to figure things out. Like I was always had to much weight so I was slow, I never knew about quick travel so i walked everywhere, I didnt know about VATS so i used a tonne of ammo killing thing, I drank radiated water all the time. I knew nothng at first and it made things really hard. 4 years ago +3
Freedom of conscience is a fundamental freedom. 4 years ago  
Our whole species originates from around the Congo River which is in Sub-Saharan Africa. That means we are all of Sub-Saharan decent if you wanna be technical. 4 years ago  
I would love to hear reasons why not. 4 years ago  
It has been called Denali by the Alaskan natives long before colonialism. Why should a mountain in Alaska, owned by Alaskans, be named after an Ohioan exploder when it already had a name prior? Ohio has no claim whatsoever over Denali, and I fully support this decision. I like the system of the Great Trigonometrical Survey where they used local names of mountains wherever possible before going about naming them themselves. 4 years ago +1
No one wants to be suicidal. I know people very close to me whom are suicidal. What you have to understand is that your reality is just that: it's YOURS. They have a different view and it may be plagued with pain and hurt. The problem is that it's not the end of the world for many of them. That's the scary part. They feel as if they have to deal with this pain for the rest of their life. That a smile is a foreign feeling they will never have for themselves. That happiness only exists in fairytales. It's not that they don't understand the beauty in life. It's not that they can't hear what you're telling them. It's that they can't feel it. They can't experience it. Many are too scared of coming out for help. Too scared of what people might think. Why? They think people will look down on them. People will think they're stupid or pathetic. So they don't come out. They don't seek help. I have the luxury of knowing hen I'm sad that it won't last. That tomorrow is another day. They don't. All they know is that tomorrow is just another 24 hours of suffering to endure. I think the pathetic one's are the one's too lazy to get some empathy, but would rather just label those in need. Allowing someone to die simply because it's inconvenient to help. Or maybe you're afraid and that's ok. I'm always afraid, but I know if I don't help them then maybe they will go through life never experiencing what it's like to have someone that cares. The fact that I could end up saving a life just by being there is the greatest feeling in the world and I don't care what 57% thinks, because it may not be popular but it's the right thing to do. 4 years ago +6
Just no 4 years ago +1
Then don't argue it... And I hardly consider that reasonable. Reasonable would be treating them as equals, because that's what they are. Anything less is just discrimination. 4 years ago +2
Monogamy isn't "natural" either, so therefore a monogamous straight couple is "unnatural" just as a monogamous homosexual couple is. Once again, natural is a loaded term and says nothing about whether something is good or not. Homosexuality is natural. Heterosexuality is natural. Marriage is unnatural. Why does that matter? 4 years ago +3
Edward Snowden is an American hero. He stood up against wrongdoing and injustice by the government. Had he done that 200 years ago people would have hailed him as such. 4 years ago  
Art is just the expression of creativity and imagination. Of course it's art. Just because it doesn't depict an explicit picture doesn't mean there can't be real feeling and emotion taken from it. 4 years ago +3
The only criminals that my not be able to be rehabilitated are those that are determined to be clinically insane. Everyone with a sound mind can be and should be. That being said, even those whom are not sane deserve the right to have that opportunity. 4 years ago  
With all do respect, I don't give a sh*t what you're pretty sure about. That says nothing about the legitimacy of a study. Sexual orientation says nothing about a persons ability to raise a child. 4 years ago +4
Natural says nothing about whether somethings better or not. How is it better? Studies show that children who grow up with same sex parents turn out the exact same as children who grow up with opposite sex parents. 4 years ago +3
God is dead. A lot of our modern morals greatly conflict with religious teachings. All the morals in the Abrahamic religions, for example, predate the religions. 4 years ago +1
That's just homophobic 4 years ago +14
On first look yes there very well could be; however, what i'm talking about is, with God being the intruder, the house has been extremely thoroughly examines and investigated to the point where, had an intruder entered the house, we would have at least found a single flake of their skin, which we haven't. 4 years ago  
I heard it was a terrible movie so I never watched it. Yeah, I really hate it when people mix up anti-theist with atheist. 4 years ago +1
That's not true. In some cases appeal to ignorance is not always fallacious. What he's getting at is, if the Christian story was true then logically we should have found evidence for its stories being true; however, no evidence has been found and therefore the lack of evidence can be used as proof as of its not existence. 4 years ago +1
There are half a million lakes in Northwestern Ontario alone. That's more lakes than any other country in the world and NWO is smaller than California by area. 4 years ago  
I am a chem. eng. major after all 4 years ago +1
If you're A then you're not an athiest... 4 years ago +1
Half a year ago A would have been Cantthinkofawittyone and B would have been DonkeyPunch 4 years ago +5
I don't think Goku is capable of raising children. I think Chi chi did. 4 years ago  
Like the amazing person I am, I am of course INFJ 4 years ago  
I feel like there's some bias here seeing as you're Irish. American's can say the same thing about George III seeing as he was almost universally considered a tyrant throughout the US up until more recent times. 4 years ago  
I care. I wanna pursue knowledge to better the world. I cannot do anything with this knowledge since no one would believe me when I say I know for certain. I would rather spend my efforts on something that will actually make difference. 4 years ago  
I have a thirst for knowledge, not superstition. Using current knowledge we already possess, we can already give sufficient answers to both question. One day we may be able to tell with certainty. Whether I figure out the truth or not wont matter because the general population won't believe me anyway. Too many people are already too certain about their beliefs that what I have to say would just appear to mirror them. The evidence and experiment involved in finding the answers are a lot more important, because without that no logical thinker would ever be expected to believe me. My knowledge would just die with me. What's the point of knowing something so "important" if I can't pass it on? 4 years ago  
You can go hook up with that stud now. What's his name? Oh yeah Cantthinkofawittyone. 4 years ago  
There are no private schools in my city. Also, I am not a fan of the Catholic schools which are completely unconstitutional, since they are funded by the federal government. This is a secular state; either fund none or them all. And how they shove their pro-life and anti-contraception beliefs down their students throats is disturbing. The students can't even get a proper sexual education, because they don't have the district health unit in their schools like in the public schools. I'd just be a hypocrite if I went there. 4 years ago +3
There is no evidence to suggest anything conscious happens to you after you die, and there's no evidence to suggest any deistic religion is true. There are countless ideas that can actually be supported that deserve the time and effort put into them, but are robbed by that because of human ignorance and superstition. No, I don't care. You'd have to explain to me how my position is stupid, because, the way I see it, both of those questions are stupid. 4 years ago +2
Wow i totally read this question wrong. I really don't care about either. There's too little evidence for any religious afterlife beliefs for them to be seriously considered. 4 years ago  
The price of getting a "good deal" at Wal-Mart is that local business will fail because they cant compete with the prices of a multinational corporation that is so massive they name their own prices to the various companies they purchase their products for retail from. They are a cancer to small towns. Large cities can adapt, but when Wal-Mart enters a small town businesses lose a lot of sales and profit. Then yeah Target tried to expand into Canada, but that failed. 4 years ago +1
Yes, but all of that is irrelevant. Consider the explanation. 4 years ago  
Intelligence has nothing to do with political ideology 4 years ago +2
Hamas is the reason for a vast majority of the conflict between Israel and Palestine. There's a reason you mostly see Israel invading the Gaza Strip and not the West Bank. The PLO is considered to be the sole representation of Palestine not Hamas. 4 years ago  
This is absurd. Vanna only ships with me. 4 years ago  
How is this a question? Stefanna is number won 4 years ago  
Oh lol thank you 4 years ago  
Pardon? 4 years ago  
I can't say for certain. 2000 years from now we will be living in a type 1 civilization and moving towards type 2 (still a long ways to go however). That means our society will be shifting towards science based. Religion will die out in the most technologically advances societies by then; however, as long as impoverished and low-educated societies still exist like we see in the Middle-East and Africa then religion will still thrive there as it does today. Seeing as the Christian populations dominance exists in the well-educated, wealthy, and secular societies of today it will certainly not be as relevant. Islam will be the dominant power. I believe out of the Abrahamic religions Islam will last the longest. 4 years ago +4
Thanks to Gorbachev, Russia is now too economically dependant on the West. Sanctions have crushed the ruble and their GDP dropped by about $700 billion. They can't afford to keep this up for longer. Putin puts on a tough face, but he's hurting bad. Eventually Russia will be forced to revert to negotiations or kill its economy. 4 years ago  
VannaBanana is 4 years ago  
Anyone can draw if they believe in themselves :) 4 years ago  
It looks like Banff to me 4 years ago  
Because Canada has something called emotion and its relevant in global politics and economics. 4 years ago +1
lol its true and he knows it 4 years ago  
Bernie Sanders would be an amazing president. If he doesn't win then it'll be a huge loss for the US. Men like this don't come around that often. 4 years ago +4
Yes, but they do have official flags that could be used. 4 years ago  
That people just need to be given a second chance. And that everyone deserves kindness and friendship. Some people will bite you in the ass, but for the most part they won't waste it. Yamcha, Tien, Chaozu, Oolong, Piccolo were all spared in Dragon Ball and they all ended up joining Goku. You see some of that in DBZ they are mostly just killed. 4 years ago  
Dragon Ball is funny and provides good messages for viewers. Plus, its plot is a lot better. DBZ is just the Z fighters fighting the strongest fighter in the universe (Vegeta). Then they figure out that there's a fighter much stronger and he's actually the strongest in the universe (Frieza). Then they figure out there's a fighter much stronger and he's the strongest in the universe (android 17). Then they figure out there's a fighter much stronger and he's the strongest in the universe (cell). Then they figure out there's a fighter much stronger and he's the strongest in the universe (buu). "This isn't even my final form" is the perfect quote to describe the whole show. That's pretty much the whole plot. And there's no good message for viewers. 4 years ago  
You are correct in that correction, thank you. My point still stands though: it has never been the official flag of the Confederate army. 4 years ago  
You just dont understand 4 years ago  
It doesn't matter. The problem is you're you. 4 years ago  
Because you're you. You could be the hottest guy in the world. It won't matter. 4 years ago  
No I'm being completely serious. You actually have no chance. Literally no chance. 4 years ago  
You could live next door to her and it wouldnt matter. You have no chance. 4 years ago  
No I love the state that has Vanna's micropenis. The government is just a bonus. 4 years ago  
Maryland is the wealthiest state in the US. It's also a blue state and is next door to the national capital and as such also contains a lot of government agencies. Their state flag is the best. Plus VannaBanana lives here so it's the best by default. 4 years ago  
Its her decision. I would never force a religion on my children. I would prefer they find out what they believe in for themselves. It's their life and their right. 4 years ago +2
Donald Trump thinks the US's GDP is zero. Like it's a basic fact that the US has the largest GDP in the world at almost 18 trillion dollars and they will hold first for many years to come. I don't know how anyone in their right mind could even consider him. I would never trust a man to run the largest economy in the world if he doesn't even know how much it's worth. If the GDP was zero the US would be in chaos. The whole world would be in chaos. 4 years ago +1
I'm sure there were other minor factors, but as shown by the Confederates states' declarations of secession, it was slavery and the Union's view of it that caused it. 4 years ago  
To do that you'd need to actually extract their brain and physically upload it. That might be possible sometime, but I'm sure that's after we have long past rotted away. Our computers are nowhere near complex as the human brain. It's hard enough creating one neuron which there are about 100 billion of them in our brain. 4 years ago  
Like transfer the brain from one host to another? Sorry, I don't get what you're asking. 4 years ago  
I've never had a problem with the religion of the women i like. It tells me nothing about who they are. Even within a religion people hold quite different views. 4 years ago +4
Because their brain damage would be too substantial for the person to live a normal life. Once you die your body's cells follow that process, including your brain cells. A lot of time when people are brought back from death or even woken up from comas they have suffered brain damage. Sometimes minute and sometimes severe depending on how long they were out. 4 years ago  
Yes of course, people have been brought back after being medically dead. However, it's very rare and our current technology of course leaves no way of bringing back people who have been dead for a long period of time nor would we want to. 4 years ago  
I'll leave that to your imagination 4 years ago  
I personally believe that we consciously cease to exist. Our physical selves of course remain behind to rot, but mentally we are no more. Our brain is just a computer full of cells and electricity, so it's like permanently turning off a light. 4 years ago  
In Canada, Aborginal people or, as Americans refer to them, Native Americans are actually legally called indians thanks to the Indian Act. However, they are generally referred to as natives or aboriginals as a whole or by the names of the three respective native groups: First Nations, Métis, or Inuit (formally Eskimo). 4 years ago  
Pedophilia is not a sexual orientation. It is a mental disorder. Sexual orientation deals with gender not age. And yes pedophilia is also not a choice. 4 years ago  
In the US black people tend to be more susceptible to disease not because of their genetics, but more because of their social status. African American is a racial minority that makes up a larger portion of the lower class. As such they are more likely to be overweight, develop poor eating habits, smoke, use lower quality narcotics, etc. Overall though a larger gene pool should result in being less susceptible to disease if all other factors are kept constant. 4 years ago  
Only because I'm currently white and privilege benefits me; however, genetically its better to be black, because they have a larger gene pool. 4 years ago  
He found it. Someone may have later on, but it would have taken more time. Everything scientific would have been discovered eventually: gravity, heliocentric model, evolution, etc. Math is an area famous for people rediscovering theorems. 4 years ago +2
It definitely isn't a choice. I don't know enough about sexual orientation to know if it's genetic. I'm sure genetics, hormones, environment, and culture all play a role. It may not be the effect of one, but instead all of them together. It probably would have been better to just put "Do you think sexual orientation is a." It would be easier for someone to answer, because not all of us are homosexual, but most of us have a sexual orientation. 4 years ago +1
Yes, and outlawing slavery never became part of Lincoln's platform until 1864. Like I said, he was opposed to the expansion of slavery. He expected to bring its end by stopping its expansion, but that wasn't his largest concern. The opposition to the expansion was going to lead to the outlaw of slavery, which history has proven. 4 years ago  
Considering my profile pic is of Bernie Sanders whom i hope to win the 2016 presidential election, I don't think he'd be too happy. 4 years ago  
Yes and the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863. I am well aware of the legality of slavery in the US during that period. You're correct in slavery not being outlawed. I realize my incorrect use of tense caused some confusion. That's my mistake. The slave states seceded because the Republicans, headed by Abraham Lincoln, were opposed to the expansion of slavery and were moving towards eventually outlawing slavery. So let me correct myself: the confederate states seceded from the US, because the spread of slavery was going to be stopped, which was eventually going to lead to it outright being outlawed. 4 years ago  
Oh yeah thanks it was fun. Didn't end too well. Figured out I alcohol is actually a headache stimulant for me. It made for a nice migraine, but besides that it was fun. And FYI don't mean to sound rude or anything, but it's just called Canada Day. Just for future reference. And yeah don't take it easy on the patriotism. You wouldn't be American if you did. 4 years ago  
lol sounds good. I hope you have a great Independence Day. 4 years ago  
It depends if the adults are consenting or not (i.e. soldiers). In that case that is the result of war; however, a war doesn't have to result in civilians dying. 4 years ago  
It scares me as much as watching my wife and children die, since that's what I'd be doing. 4 years ago  
Hunter's tend to care more than the general population when it comes to animal welfare and conservation. It's about killing an animal humanely and as painless as possible. 4 years ago  
I don't think you understood what I said, but good for you :) 4 years ago  
Generally I just think of the 4th day of the 7th month of the year. Unless more context is given, such as: "I'm going to DC for the Fourth of July." In that case I'd think of American Independence Day, which then leads me to think about how obnoxious and in your face Americans are about their patriotism, and how they act like everyone else would care (we don't) which generally just annoys the f*ck out of everyone else in the world from invaded nations to nations with far more freedom. Doesn't annoy me. I like to see people taking pride in their nation whether it's Canada, USA, Somalia, or the PRC. 4 years ago +5
Preach it 4 years ago  
Considering I just showed you the reasons for 3 states seceding, which all explicitly say that slavery is the reason they seceded, I believe I am due an actual rebuttal from you. Let me give you a hand here. You're gonna wanna show, with evidence, how slavery isn't the reason for the Confederate states seceding from the Union. If you wanna keep spewing the "display of ignorance" show you have going here then I'm just gonna start ignoring whatever absurdity you have to say next and focus my energy on better things. 4 years ago  
Considering those are the reasons for Georgia, Texas, and SC seceding from the Union and they all cite slavery as the reason, I think I did pretty well. I wouldn't call it a recovery since I was right the whole time. I would propose that you are in fact the one who's being ignorant. Also, you've still said nothing to defend your position besides as hominem. 4 years ago  
I see. Ok well why don't we take a look at the official reasons each state seceded. There were plenty of states so I'll just take 3. Feel free to look up them all though. First, Georgia: "The people of Georgia having dissolved their political connection with the Government of the United States of America, present ... the causes which have led to the separation. For the last ten years we have had numerous and serious causes of complaint against our non-slaveholding confederate States, with reference to the subject of African slavery. ... The party of Lincoln, called the Republican party, under its present name and organization is of recent origin. It is admitted to be an anti-slavery party ... anti-slavery is its mission and its purpose. ... The prohibition of slavery in the territories, hostility to it everywhere, the equality of the black and white races ... were boldly proclaimed by its leaders, and applauded by its followers. ... The prohibition of slavery in the territories is the cardinal principle of this organization. ... These are the men who say the Union shall be preserved. ... Such are the opinions and such are the practices of the Republican Party ... if we submit to them, it will be our fault and not theirs." Next, Texas: "We hold as undeniable truths that the governments of the various States, and of the confederacy itself, were established exclusively by the white race, for themselves and their posterity; that the African race had no agency in their establishment; that they were rightfully held and regarded as an inferior and dependent race, and in that condition only could their existence in this country be rendered beneficial or tolerable." Lastly, South Carolina: "... increasing hostility on the part of the non-slaveholding States to the Institution of Slavery ..." 4 years ago  
The confederate states seceded from the US, because slaverly was outlawed. As previously stated of course this was never the official flag of the Confederacy. This particular flag is more famous for being the flag used by white anti-desegregation southerners during the mid 20th century. Its whole history is based solely off racism and white supremacy. The flags of those other nations do not have that similarity. They all represented free nations. Many of those flags are offensive to many around the world; however, their history is not dedicated to a group of American traitors that believed the black man was inferior to them and it should stay that way. 4 years ago  
This is what happens when some people want to take it too far and decide to bully people to death like we've seen with those two ladies in Canada. If we have something great there's always a minority that likes to ruin it for the rest of us. 4 years ago +3
Omg nanaimo bars are so delicious. I pretty much make myself pancakes every morning and I love poutine (who doesnt) but it'd be nice to try more foreign food. 4 years ago +1
The Blue Jays are always among the best offences in the league and they haven't made the playoffs since '93 4 years ago  
Saudi Arabia is one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to freedom. They are on the same level as the DPRK. I would very much prefer they didn't increase their borders. 4 years ago  
I completely agree alexw needs to homepage this 4 years ago +5
Actually the modern one used today was first adopted as the battle flag of the army of Northern Virginia and has never been the official flag of the Confederate army. Also, the south seceded because they were pro-slavery and they didn't want to be part of a country that didn't allow it. 4 years ago  
Everyone deserves their fundamental rights end of discussion. 4 years ago  
I never said speeding did. I just said without traffic citations it would be congested. It would be a combination of all violations that would contribute to that. So what would be the punishment for drunk driving? 4 years ago  
I have never experienced such a dilemma. I'd like to say I'll bike and/or walk to work, but in all honesty I have no clue. I've been more of a fan of living in a smaller city within the metropolitan area of a big one. Just like where you live Peri 4 years ago  
Yes, some victimless crimes are bad and in fact a lot of them are not enforced my law enforcement officers in many areas. I believe prostitution, gambling, and recreational drugs should all be legal; however, crimes like traffic citations and smoking bans should definitely be illegal. You must not have been to a country with no traffic laws, because if you have you'd realize their roads are congested, chaotic, and dangerous. It is impossible to get from point A to point B without sacrificing a large potion of your time. Also, just because something is a victimless crime does not mean it doesn't harm others. It just doesn't directly harm others. Speeding harms everyone on the road. Depending on how fast you are going it may not be enforced. Generally, officers don't enforce speeding until you're a certain number over. Here it's around 10. Drunk driving also puts everyone on the road in danger. 4 years ago  
No, he Star Spangled Banner was created to represent a new free nation. The birthplace of modern human rights. The modern Confederate flag brought up in the mid-20th century was brought up for only one reason: pro-segregation. That's it. Historically the Confederate flag has never meant more than racism. The Star Spangled Banner has. 4 years ago  
Everyone is forced to follow every law. You need to provide evidence for why it's bad. 4 years ago  
We be missing you bruh 4 years ago  
Ninja bro you needa come on more often 4 years ago +2
What the hell are you even talking about? That's not even an argument. Every time you have nothing to say you always just say "you're letting the government shove it's díck down the throat of everyone who disagrees with those laws" or something similar to that. Without an explanation and evidence to support it that doesn't even make any sense. 4 years ago  
For a lot of people it actually isn't. Also, proper storage regulations are another example of gun control. Makes sure lilttle Johnny doesn't accidentally find his uncle's pistol under his bed and takes it to school thinking it's a toy only to kill his classmate. 4 years ago  
I find people who are against gun control and even for it a lot of time only seem to base their arguments on one part of gun control: weapon bans. Having to go through a safety course on how to properly use a firearm before being able to purchase one is an example of gun control. I don't see how anyone could object to that. It makes sure you actually know how to use a firearm before purchasing one. Only makes sense. 4 years ago  
It is a symbol of racism and discrimination plain and simple. Millions of people have suffered at the hands of that flag. I'm not even talking about the Confederate flags used in the civil war. I'm talking about the anti-desegregation groups that brought it back in the mid-20th century. I don't care if someone gets a little butthurt because they can't express their ignorance. The facts are people were beaten, abused, and in many cases killed by the hands of those who bore that flag. This is the 21st century. I don't care if you have a problem with people of different colour. Get over it. 4 years ago  
Oh ok well if you mean legends like King Arthur, Nessy, and Shangri-La then no, but legends along the lines of the picture in A, which, correct me if I'm wrong, is about a physically disfigured blind-man that walks down the roads by his home at night, I do see as true or at least plausible. 4 years ago  
Of course some legends are true; however, most seem to be nothing but human curiosity and imagination. Our eyes have an amazing ability of see that which does not exist. 4 years ago +1
That's silly 4 years ago +1
Did I stutter? 4 years ago  
But only if my boy Peritwinkle is in it because he loves Harry Potter 4 years ago +1
That's awesome. 4 years ago  
alphabet I guess 4 years ago  
"child molesting psychologist who is widely believed responsible for David Reiner's suicide" I don't see the relevance in adding this but ok 4 years ago +1
I'm talking about what was said not intended. 4 years ago  
Considering I'd sex =/= gender, I'd still have male reproductive organs, but instead be trans-woman. 4 years ago +2
The US targeted civilians with those atomic bombs. I refuse to target civilians. 4 years ago +3
Vehicles are completely irrelevant to this. Plus, there are a tonne of laws around the use of vehicles. Yes, I do agree vehicles should also come with laws and restrictions, but I don't need to argue that because they already do. Plus, the state of vehicles has nothing to do with firearms, so that's a conversation for another time. If we can get back to firearms that would be great. If you have nothing else to say that's fine. 4 years ago  
If someone commits a crime against you then yes you are a victim. And no obviously the police were not able to make it there in time. If you wanna bring up massacres then you have to focus on both sides and not be biased. Dylann Roof legally purchased that gun. Had gun reform been in place at a level it is in Canada that wouldn't be possible. He may or may not have tried to get his hands on an illegal gun, but we can't be certain. What we can be certain of is the lack of gun control he was able to legally purchase a weapon, which he used in the massacre. No the cops couldn't save those 9 victims, but gun reform may have. 4 years ago  
Yes, that person is obviously would then need to use a firearm to defend themselves; however, most armed attackers are not willing to kill you, but more so scare you, and majority of the time that is not the only safe way out. In the first video for example the man had called the police, so he could have hid him and his family in the house until police arrived or snuck them out. He had cameras all of his residence so doing so wouldn't be too challenging. You also fail to take into account that a vast majority of gun-related murders within a household are not committed by armed burglars, but instead by friends and family. Also, with the addition of firearms, perpetrators will then needs heavier weapons in order to commit a successful robbery. That decreases safety. 4 years ago  
That simile doesn't make sense. Gazelles don't use their horns to kill their partner when in an argument. Also, fawns don't find their uncle's horns laying under his bed and bring it to gazelle school. Then use them to shoot another fawn classmate. Once again, you fail to provide evidence to support your conjecture: firearms, when purchased for the use of self-defence, make society safer. Since you have giving me no rebuttal to work with everything previously stated still stands as my current argument. 4 years ago  
Army of Darkness is a legendary movie 4 years ago +1
Two videos about two incidences is not an argument. I can link a million videos about innocent people being murdered from guns. That's not an argument. I would also like to point out someone was killed in the second video. If the family would have called the police and found a safe place to hide it would have been a lot safer. There are a lot of incidences where the homeowners will fire and the attempted robbers will fire back. That puts everyone in danger. 4 years ago  
Yes, I've heard that argument many times. If you wanna say that you're gonna have to actually cite evidence and facts to show that civilians acquiring firearms for the purpose of self-defence reduces crime. In fact most firearm related murders are domestic. It's not some dude breaking into your house with a 12 gauge so tweaked out of his mind he'll kill you on sight. No is two husband and wife getting in a classic heated brawl and husband decides he's had enough. So until you can prove that having a firearm for self-defence is beneficial you're wasting my time and your own. 4 years ago  
Obviously VannaBanana 4 years ago  
Free money? They still have to go through the struggle of carrying the fetus, giving birth, and taking care of the child. You're losing more than just money. Nothing free about it. 4 years ago +4
This is a hard one. I wouldn't mind picking the brain of Confucius, Socrates, Moses, Jesus, Buddha, etc. Someone influential today, with historical significance, and is long dead. 4 years ago  
Hunting is a great practise when done correctly that I fully support. If you can do it, it's better to kill your own meat than to buy it from the store. I also have no problems with gun buffs owning some weapons that they also use at a gun range. Those are the only 2 moral and logical reasons I can see for someone purchasing a gun. Now with ownership there needs to follow a lot of gun control. 4 years ago  
I don't understand how anyone can be against this. A woman shouldn't have to put her career in jeopardy and have her partner, assuming she has one, have to support a family on his/her salary. Plus, there is no evidence to suggest that society is hurt by it. In fact, paid maternity leave results in lower debt levels for families and less stress on the mother. 4 years ago +6
There's nothing wrong with having a drink now and then. Everything is fine in moderation. 4 years ago  
Excellent question. Alexw should totes put this on the homepage. 4 years ago +2
Everything is fine when used appropriately. Also, I should clarify that I am not against all rifles. I am for semi-automatic rifles. The only moral purpose a gun serves in the hands of a civilian is for hunting. A handgun and non semi-automatic rifle are terrible choices for this practise, and shotguns and semi-automatic rifles are safer. I don't know where you get the idea Im afraid of guns, but regardless of whether it's true or not, it is completely irrelevant. 4 years ago  
Not necessarily. I couldn't tell you much about anti-tank guns, but I know enough to understand the dangers and just absolute absurdity for a civilian to own one in a developed nation. The same goes for assault rifles. handguns, explosives, etc. 4 years ago  
Good for her. I couldn't care less about the knowledge of one person. The facts are you are generalizing a very diverse group of people whom over 99% you will never meet. Gun control is more than just knowing about the guns. There's a lot of statistics, facts, history, and morality that goes into it that aren't about the specifics of guns. 4 years ago  
"Anti Gun people often know nothing about firearms." Because Ad hominem is a great way of showcasing your knowledge on the topic too. I would appreciate it if you'd omit such comments from your questions, thanks. 4 years ago  
Well for A to happen Canada would have to ditch the monarchy which at this point is not a good use of taxpayer money. 4 years ago  
I don't have a religion nor do I think it is needed; however, I do care about religion. It is not a topic that should be taken lightly. 4 years ago  
It's not distance that's your biggest problem. 4 years ago  
No you actually have no chance. Im not even exaggerating. itllbeok 4 years ago  
Yeah I picked up on that and to be completely honest you have no chance of that coming to fruition. 4 years ago  
VannaBanana only teams up with Stefan #stefannaisnumberwon but why is she teamed with a group of lunch ladies? 4 years ago  
Dude thats just really creepy. Way to go and make her totally uncomfortable. 4 years ago  
My favourite movie. RIP Robin Williams. 4 years ago +2
California? Is this a mixed up proxy or are you actually in the Western Hemisphere? 4 years ago  
omg omg omg omg yes of course. They are my boys. Been my favourite team forever. 4 years ago  
questions relating to championship finals for major professional sports leagues are always put on the homepage 4 years ago  
So much healthier for the baby 4 years ago  
I was not educated about the American Civil War by the American government. The Emancipation Act got royal assent in 1833 which means slavery was already illegal in the British Empire far before the US. Societies view was changing. There a reason no foreign nation recognized the Confederacy. No abolishing slavery was not the only reason that the war went on, but it was absolutely the main driving force. Regardless of that it still begs the question how anyone in modern times can look back and support the pro-slavery south. 4 years ago  
The American government, religious organizations, and unions all have some power over the American system; however, that is not the only educational system in the world. There were many foreign powers that had their eyes on the USA. There would be no benefit to them to alter the history. There are also mounds of surviving records from both sides. Sometimes there is no history to change, because the "good" side won. 4 years ago  
I don't see a benefit to A. The thinner air and colder temperatures just make it undesirable. Plus falling off the clouds would be almost certain death. The unpredictable movements of the clouds means I could fall through easily or be stranded. However, walking on water would be very convenient. Detours around bodies of water would no longer be necessary. 4 years ago +1
Only their own 4 years ago  
Oops thank you. I guess I wasn't paying attention when I typed that. 4 years ago  
Well then you may want to add that into the description or just omit the whole thing as not to mislead. 4 years ago  
Based on the premise stated in the description I cannot answer this question since choosing option B is really saying "He has a hands off approach on the world's affairs" which I also do not believe is true, since I do not believe in the existence of deities. I believe this question is an example of a leading question. 4 years ago +1
To be completely honest that's never actually crossed my mind. Organ donation has always been opt-in here in Ontario (as far as I know). I had to do it when I got my health care card. Gotta love universal healthcare. No paperwork. I just go to the hospital and show them my card. 4 years ago  
The picture for A explains why I chose it. If there is a group (e.g. an oppressive government) out there that will harm you and/or others for doing something that they don't like then hiding it may be the best course of action. 4 years ago +1
Actually she has only been nominated and has never won. Charlize Theron has won an Oscar and Golden Globe along with many other awards and accolades. 4 years ago +1
A is a rather poor question since it's making the rather arrogant assumption that a conscious being started the Big Bang as if there is no other way for it to happen. 4 years ago  
If this tournament was done properly Trailer Park Boys would be the soon winner. I blame alexw for rigging the results... or for not. 4 years ago  
So are they at least members of the PNF or FET y de las JONS (had to look this one up for obvious reasons. That is an incredibly hard abbreviation.) yet? 4 years ago  
I thought all pigeons already were Nazis 4 years ago +1
If people were putting up anti same-sex marriage posters around my neighbourhood I'd go tear them all down. 4 years ago +1
The USCB defines it as the South. Although, I've always thought of Maryland as the North, but it's also defined as South by the USCB so that's interesting to me. 4 years ago  
He's the World Martial Arts Champion. Like c'mon he defeated Cell. 4 years ago +1
Ring of Fire is the story of my life ;) 4 years ago +1
The ageless wonder. He never grows up 4 years ago  
Aww this sucks bro. Luv you man. Wish you the best. And no Master Roshi is the best :) 4 years ago  
It's gonna be either Peritwinkle or VannaBanana 4 years ago  
Excuse me ma'am but VannaBanana is most definitely not shipped with funmaster13. That prize gal is part of Stefanna: the greatest ship of all time. 4 years ago  
Stefanna_is_number_won Of course me and VannaBanana ship the hardest 4 years ago +1
We all believe in various scientific theories to a point. Good luck finding someone that says gravity isn't real. On that note you can find someone that believes in the theory of gravity and not the theory of evolution which makes no logical sense considering they are just as factual. But if people want to be ignorant that's their choice I guess. 4 years ago +1
I love the optimism 4 years ago  
Either Maryland or Pennsylvania 4 years ago  
Myself. Thankfully I was wrong :) 4 years ago  
Both seem like really nice users :) 4 years ago +2
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