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by vicdan
Fri May 08, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Interesting Problem/Puzzle
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Interesting Problem/Puzzle

Does not compute. :D
by vicdan
Mon May 04, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Interesting Problem/Puzzle
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Interesting Problem/Puzzle

by vicdan
Sat May 02, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: In the News
Replies: 856
Views: 131729

Re: In the News

Your provided link not working... So fucking google for the bill! A different take: 249-175 House vote gives child molesters hate crime shield http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/vote_gives_child_molesters_176.html What utter BS. sexual orientation excludes pedophilia by definition . That languag...
by vicdan
Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: In the News
Replies: 856
Views: 131729

Re: In the News

here is the HR-1913, the bill in question. The only things is says about protected sex- or gender-related categories is listing " sexual orientation, gender identity " as being subject to this law. The term "sexual orientation" has a perfectly well-defined meaning -- it includes, homosexuality, het...
by vicdan
Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Police State
Replies: 274
Views: 28376

Re: Police State

They were equipped with GPSes to find the addresses. Why would anyone need to mark them, if almost all those addresses are already correctly pinpointed on any decent map? I mean, dude, seriously!

Chalk one up for stupid conspiracy theories.
by vicdan
Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Capitalism and Socialism:
Replies: 78
Views: 5492

Re: Obama's Chicks in Bondage

Obama wants to echo John F. kennedy's declaration, "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." Ayn Rand was right at that time to identify this as a new fascism Got your marching orders now, did you? you people abused the word 'socialism' to the point where it ...
by vicdan
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Police State
Replies: 274
Views: 28376

Re: Police State

That is the sort of double-think that George Orwell would be impressed with. "By separating from the herd you join the herd" When you make a point of specifically setting yourself up as being non-herd -- yes, that's exactly what you do. The way out of this trap, this inescapable duality, is to unas...
by vicdan
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Police State
Replies: 274
Views: 28376

Re: Police State

Most of them already have given up liberty for security. If you don't see it, then you are one of them. My, my. How closely are you familiar with liberty and security? Ever been under rocket bombardment? i have. Ever publicly dissented against a totalitarian regime? I have. Ever lived on $30/week? ...
by vicdan
Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Police State
Replies: 274
Views: 28376

Re: Police State

And the fact that Foucault believed that, makes his views true -- how? I myself am inclined to the "give me liberty or give me death" perspective. I communicate with regular people all the time. I see precious few among them who think that it's desirable to give up liberty to gain security. All of t...
by vicdan
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:21 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Police State
Replies: 274
Views: 28376

Re: Police State

Or maybe your desire to feel superior. Maybe you just need to believe that most people wish for a police state so that you can feel like a freedom-lover, standing out of the crowd in your intellectual and moral superiority.
by vicdan
Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Foiled burglar "a bastard" for reporting rape
Replies: 17
Views: 9639

Re: Foiled burglar "a bastard" for reporting rape

I wouldn't know, I am from Ukraine. :D In Ukraine they keep salo and horilka.
by vicdan
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 170
Views: 34718

Re: Global Warming

Robert wrote:
vicdan wrote:Except that there is no humane way to reduce population fast enough to make a difference.
Mass voluntary suicide could be an option.
Please show us the way by personal example.
by vicdan
Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 170
Views: 34718

Re: Global Warming

Except that there is no humane way to reduce population fast enough to make a difference.
by vicdan
Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Voluntary Human Extinction Movement
Replies: 48
Views: 5720

Re: Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

IIRC it's been shown, in the process of IQ research, that mothers' intelligence and education has a stronger effect than the fathers', because the mothers generally make more decisions about the child's life and upbringing than the fathers do. As to the Voluntary Human Extinction losers -- they tota...
by vicdan
Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: If women didn't get the vote...
Replies: 41
Views: 2651

Re: If women didn't get the vote...

Alright, I was wrong. No, cretin, you LIED . You loudly proclaimed as fact that which was absolutely nothing of the sort. You simply keep lying, over and over, hoping that nobody will catch you, that nobody will check. Haven't you understood yet? As I already told you, dimwit, you cannot bullshit m...
by vicdan
Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Women caused the credit crisis:-
Replies: 68
Views: 3910

Re: Women caused the credit crisis:-

Well, you yourself said that private police was more efficient than government police. Dumbo, that was sarcasm. There is no private police, and there can be no private police, for reasons which should be obvious. I was making a point that there is no private police to compare public police to! man,...
by vicdan
Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: If women didn't get the vote...
Replies: 41
Views: 2651

Re: If women didn't get the vote...

A lot of western free market democracies had less efficient economies than the USSR. In the time that I'm talking about(70s) the USSR had a very efficient economy. Cretin, that was the very worst era for Soviet economy. That was the Brezhnevian stagnation ('zastoy'). Soviet economy sucked ass throu...
by vicdan
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: If women didn't get the vote...
Replies: 41
Views: 2651

Re: If women didn't get the vote...

having both studied economics and lived in USSR, i can say with certainty that you are totally off your fucking rocker about USSR if you think it was a stable, efficient economy. And you are a liar to boot. Well...I can't understand why it remained a superpower for so long. Explain that, and I'll a...
by vicdan
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Women caused the credit crisis:-
Replies: 68
Views: 3910

Re: Women caused the credit crisis:-

Indeed, but does this relate to the discussion at hand? Of course it does. Generally, the government does what the private enterprise cannot do, or at least cannot do well. As such, the claim that private sector is more efficient than public sector is total lunacy -- not because it's wrong (it's no...
by vicdan
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Capitalism and Socialism:
Replies: 78
Views: 5492

Re: Capitalism and Socialism:

That would depend on who is setting its value. In a totally un-regulated free-market system, yes, that's probably correct (otherwise minimum wage wouldn't need to exist). However, it is possible to set standards *as a society* through which we collectively decide the value of labor. Socialist centr...
by vicdan
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Capitalism and Socialism:
Replies: 78
Views: 5492

Re: Capitalism and Socialism:

Victor, those who sell their labor on the free and efficient market. Just to make sure we all understand you, where else do the other folks sell their labor or products? Some don't sell it at all, but labor nonetheless. Others deliberately underprice their labor for various reasons, such as for soc...
by vicdan
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Capitalism and Socialism:
Replies: 78
Views: 5492

Re: Capitalism and Socialism:

Wrong. Capitalism can’t be “fixed”! Read Marx’s Capital. I know it’s rough going, but plenty of insights to be gleaned. For example, one of the irredeemable “root problems” of capital is its need for unemployment. Why is it an irredeemable root problem? There’s a demand for quality bread, let’s say...
by vicdan
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Capitalism and Socialism:
Replies: 78
Views: 5492

Re: Capitalism and Socialism:

Whoops, mis-addressed that post. Apparently it was Sher who said the quoted part. Nevermind. Interesting and telling bit of misattribution, don't you think? No, I don't think that one's income equals their contribution to society. This is the case, with a relatively small error, only for a certain ...
by vicdan
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: If women didn't get the vote...
Replies: 41
Views: 2651

Re: If women didn't get the vote...

The main problem with this discussion is that "productivity" is a very slippery socio-economic concept. You essentially have you argue against Government itself to make a case that some jobs are unproductive or unnecessary. I've never seen that case made well. Indeed. There are things free market d...
by vicdan
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: If women didn't get the vote...
Replies: 41
Views: 2651

Re: If women didn't get the vote...

'Impassioned' defense eh? I'd rather say that it was an impassioned defense of facts, which you seemed to have no idea about. having both studied economics and lived in USSR, i can say with certainty that you are totally off your fucking rocker about USSR if you think it was a stable, efficient eco...