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Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 08-14-2009, 08:04 AM
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what up

what up
Forum: Archives 12-02-2005, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8,445
Views: 126,236
Posted By Maveryck
What political party would you most closely...

What political party would you most closely associate yourself with?

Australian Labor Party.

What is your stance on:
- Abortion: Pro-choice. Whether the woman makes the right decision or the...
Forum: Archives 11-15-2005, 10:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 726
Posted By Maveryck
There are many counterexamples to Volerie...

There are many counterexamples to Volerie Solanas' claim of female superiority. Valerie Solanas is one of them.
Forum: Archives 11-15-2005, 10:40 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 4,832
Posted By Maveryck
I hate inequality, and I hate a lot of the...

I hate inequality, and I hate a lot of the consequences of it, and I hate the systems that cause it, but I don't hate rich people themselves. Usually. A rich individual would have to use his money to...
Forum: Archives 11-04-2005, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,110
Posted By Maveryck
You'll probably have to spend most of your time...

You'll probably have to spend most of your time talking about the threat of terrorism.

Talk about past terrorist attacks like the ones in Spain and in London, and say that the most important...
Forum: Archives 11-04-2005, 04:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 825
Posted By Maveryck
The changes he makes to the statements seem very...

The changes he makes to the statements seem very superficial, until you question those statements.

9A. "That is a sexist movie." "Is it?"
9B. "That seems like a sexist movie to me." "Does it?"
...
Forum: Archives 11-01-2005, 03:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,450
Posted By Maveryck
Australian here. If there were a referendum...

Australian here.

If there were a referendum today to choose between a constitutional monarchy or a republic, I'd seriously consider going with the former. I've previously supported changing to a...
Forum: Archives 11-01-2005, 02:54 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,890
Posted By Maveryck
Since I don't support any executions, summary or...

Since I don't support any executions, summary or premeditated, I won't wear a shirt with the picture of an executioner on it.

And even if I did support Che Guevara's thoughts and actions, I...
Forum: Archives 10-29-2005, 07:51 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,847
Posted By Maveryck
Unionism is good, but individual unions have to...

Unionism is good, but individual unions have to be judged individually, and some of them fail abysmally. When there are unions that practically compete with businesses to see who can derive more...
Forum: Archives 10-29-2005, 07:14 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,115
Posted By Maveryck
Sending people to gulags is wrong, because it...

Sending people to gulags is wrong, because it violates those people's human rights. You'll have a hard time convincing me the human rights of businesses are similarly violated when they're...
Forum: Archives 10-26-2005, 04:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,546
Posted By Maveryck
Economic: 40 Social: 13 That seems...

Economic: 40
Social: 13

That seems consistent with what I usually score on the political compass, so I'd say it's accurate.
Forum: Archives 10-26-2005, 03:35 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,115
Posted By Maveryck
What about the effects of going from a $6.50...

What about the effects of going from a $6.50 minimum wage to no minimum wage?

Let's say a worker with a wife and a child finds himself suddenly earning $5 an hour instead of $6.50. Instead of...
Forum: Archives 10-22-2005, 07:11 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,318
Posted By Maveryck
What if the day care center finds that one of its...

What if the day care center finds that one of its potential employees is a paedophile, and hires him anyway? I imagine paedophiles would be willing to work longer hours for less money at day care...
Forum: Archives 10-22-2005, 02:07 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,318
Posted By Maveryck
No, I don't think paedophiles should be allowed...

No, I don't think paedophiles should be allowed to work with children.

It's not about a paedophile's right to work at a company of his choice, or a company's right to hire a paedophile of their...
Forum: Archives 10-19-2005, 11:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,429
Posted By Maveryck
He'll probably be found guilty and executed, if...

He'll probably be found guilty and executed, if not for this crime, then for some other.

The problem is, many Sunnis will see this as a Shi'a dominated regime using their courts of law to execute...
Forum: Archives 10-18-2005, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,193
Posted By Maveryck
It "works" in many individual cases to keep...

It "works" in many individual cases to keep people from starving, but it doesn't work to solve poverty.

I mean, sure, if welfare's the only way to stop individuals from dying, then there's an...
Forum: Archives 10-06-2005, 11:02 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 7,140
Posted By Maveryck
I wouldn't have my kid circumcised. It's not...

I wouldn't have my kid circumcised. It's not reversible, there aren't any unique medical benefits, and I don't subscribe to any of the cultural or religious ideas about it.

Ultimately though, I...
Forum: Archives 09-28-2005, 01:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 969
Posted By Maveryck
1. The prospect of having to negotiate a...

1. The prospect of having to negotiate a conditional surrender, apparently.

2. Like spastic said, if anyone was going to use a nuclear weapon against the US, they wouldn't be vulnerable to...
Forum: Archives 09-28-2005, 12:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By Maveryck
I love how whoever wrote that was surprised and...

I love how whoever wrote that was surprised and disgusted at the smell of Chinese food more than anything else. :p
Forum: Archives 09-27-2005, 01:05 AM
Replies: 129
Poll: Abortion
Views: 2,770
Posted By Maveryck
Yes, I'd kill someone if it was the only way to...

Yes, I'd kill someone if it was the only way to stop them from killing me.
Forum: Archives 09-26-2005, 06:29 PM
Replies: 129
Poll: Abortion
Views: 2,770
Posted By Maveryck
One could make the argument that murder is never...

One could make the argument that murder is never right, but that killing isn't always murder...

Personally, I wouldn't go near that argument. I don't think capital punishment or aggressive war are...
Forum: Archives 09-25-2005, 09:31 PM
Replies: 331
Poll: Hunting
Views: 5,011
Posted By Maveryck
As long as it's not putting a species at risk of...

As long as it's not putting a species at risk of extinction or interfering with an ecosystem, I think it's fine. I just don't see any basic moral problem with killing an animal, and if I did, I'd...
Forum: Archives 09-25-2005, 09:20 PM
Replies: 129
Poll: Abortion
Views: 2,770
Posted By Maveryck
In most cases, I wouldn't view an abortion itself...

In most cases, I wouldn't view an abortion itself as a good thing. But my feelings about abortion, or about any particular abortion, are irrelevant. It's the woman's choice to make, not mine (and...
Forum: Archives 09-25-2005, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,317
Posted By Maveryck
Johann von Gutenberg. Most everything...

Johann von Gutenberg.

Most everything worthwhile about the last six or so centuries couldn't have happened without the printing press.
Forum: Archives 09-23-2005, 12:16 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,207
Posted By Maveryck
The Village People.

The Village People.
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