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Music / Re: Favorite song thread.
« on: April 01, 2006, 06:54:05 pm »
Bohemian Rhapsody

Awesome song.   8)

Everything Else / Re: 2500 Swedes to kill eachother with fruits
« on: April 01, 2006, 08:35:58 am »
That's awesome. We need something like that in the states.

Everything Else / Re: About 9/11
« on: March 30, 2006, 08:54:34 pm »
"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."
-Howard Zinn

Everything Else / Re: About 9/11
« on: March 30, 2006, 04:54:15 pm »
I'm not 100% sure that the government is telling the entire truth about 9/11, but I don't have any specific evidence as to exactly what part they'd be lying about. Really, it's more of a "don't completely trust the government" than "zomg tin foil hat".

However, I am 100% sure that President Bush's administration (as well as most of the other politicians in Washington, many Democrats included) is using 9/11 for political (and in some cases financial) gain.

Music / Re: Happy songs that make you happy
« on: March 29, 2006, 05:26:13 am »
Queen - You're My Best Friend, Don't Stop Me Now
The Baldwin Brothers - Funky Junkyard
Wierd Al Yankovic - anything
Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime, Burning Down the House
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul, Doctor Worm, Don't Let's Start

Music / Re: Who's your favorite band thread
« on: February 28, 2006, 05:37:30 pm »
Three-way tossup between They Might Be Giants, Talking Heads, or Queen.

I agree that Bush and Co. is making America look bad (although that's not entirely a new thing), but putting all of the voting power in the hands of the upper echelons of education is a pretty bad idea, and here's why: if only the educated are allowed to vote, there's a chance that it could lead to the disenfranchisement of the poor and uneducated. Also, if it becomes required to have a degree to vote, what's to stop the leaders of this system to make it harder to get a degree, therefore consolidating power in the hands of the priviliged? I agree that education is the foundation of democracy, but forcing people to be educated is a very, very bad idea. It's something that must come voluntarily, and must be done with encouragement. However, recent budget cuts in education are gonna hurt us bad.

Everything Else / Re: Violent Video Games with Donny Deutsch
« on: February 08, 2006, 05:12:04 am »
While overall I don't agree with it, but everytime I crack up counterstrike my friends lose it. You kill them, get killed too fast, accidently flashbang someone and people snap. I turn teamspeak off because I'm sick of everyone bitching to everyone else about some little detail in a game that will be over in five minutes.  I know there are others out there who know exactly what I'm talking about.  It doesn't mean these same people will go out buy some guns and shoot up a mall, but some games do make people more violent when they play them (in my experience)
Well, yeah. Football does the same thing. It's part of the adrenaline rush, I imagine.

Everything Else / Re: Violent Video Games with Donny Deutsch
« on: February 07, 2006, 07:41:50 pm »
That doctor guy really isn't helping our argument. He just spins off in a separate tangent on the "feminization" of boys, whatever the heck that means. And that lady and Mr. Deutsch are really, really stupid.

Edit: Whoops, sorry. I'm used to the Penny-Arcade system of swearing. I'm still getting used to it. Also, Deutsch cut that one guy who wrote a book off in the middle of a really good point.

Podcasts / Re: What do you do while listening?
« on: February 02, 2006, 08:29:51 pm »
Doing homework, surfing the internet, and other such things.

This is what I'm going to say about the media: They are biased. Not in the political sense, but they have to decide what people want to watch. What's more interesting, what would make you tune in to their station: the bad news, or the good? With all the issues in the world right now, there's bound to be a lot of bad news and good news. But if the good news isn't played as much as the bad, then the world seems like a giant load of poop. And it's very easy to blame a leader for that, no matter who it is.

I'm not saying that the guy never screws up, but when you get down to brass tacks, he probably hasn't made more mistakes than par. I mean, he hasn't gotten impeached, which is more than I can say for some people... ;)
As for the first part of your post, I'm not quite sure I buy that. Heck, some of the stuff that I'm mad at Bush 'n Crew about is hardly reported about on the news.

Also, remember that Clinton ultimately got impeached for fiddling around with an intern, not starting a war, spying on his populace, or imprisoning "enemy combatants" in other countries to intentionally avoid Habeas corpus. What I'm trying to say is that we just haven't gotten him under oath yet. Maybe we'll jump him while he's at Sunday school or something  ;)

I'm throwing myself in the pile with 762 and LadyM. My main support of Bush lies in his stance against Terrorism and most of his economic policies. Honestly, though, I think that Gore or Kerry would probably be in a similar situation right now if they were in office, especially Kerry. The parties are all pretty similar, despite what they may have you believe. When Gore was running for office, his proposed military budget was actually more than Bush's.
For some reason, I doubt we'd be seeing abuses in executive power if Gore were in office. Dunno about Kerry, but I never liked him anyway.

TV / Re: Lucas Confirms Star Wars spin-off TV series
« on: February 01, 2006, 07:06:34 pm »
3D animation? Why not just bring back the dudes behind the original Clone Wars shorts?

TV / Re: MythBusters
« on: February 01, 2006, 07:05:20 pm »
I absolutely love Mythbusters. My favorite one is when they proved that you can't get your head cut off by a ceiling fan  :P

I imagine that I'll remember Phoenix Wright for quite a while, especially if I end up in a career in law.

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