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Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 138
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Posted By Smokey D
you can't go to a specialist unless you see a gp...

you can't go to a specialist unless you see a gp first, though.
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues Yesterday, 04:22 PM
Replies: 74,027
Views: 5,271,672
Posted By Smokey D
Whoops, missed the word "settlement". in that...

Whoops, missed the word "settlement". in that case, the court isn't making any order at all. the plaintiffs' entitlement to money doesn't flow from their loss but from the contractual obligations...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues Yesterday, 03:13 PM
Replies: 74,027
Views: 5,271,672
Posted By Smokey D
in theory, the court won't award more than is...

in theory, the court won't award more than is required to compensate the proven loss of the plaintiffs unless it awards exemplary damages against the defendant to punish it for contumelious disregard...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 47,477
Views: 2,281,155
Posted By Smokey D
The Arse to get tonked by Boro. because of...

The Arse to get tonked by Boro.

because of course it would
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-23-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,027
Posted By Smokey D
I dunno about that, and I doubt there's much...

I dunno about that, and I doubt there's much difference between not believing in god and believing there is no god anyway.
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-22-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,027
Posted By Smokey D
In no universe are atheism or agnosticism...

In no universe are atheism or agnosticism religions, but it might be possible I guess to have an atheistic religion.

Agnosticism is the only rational position but if you're genuinely agnostic you...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-20-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,027
Posted By Smokey D
There are parts of Auckland I wouldn't walk...

There are parts of Auckland I wouldn't walk through late at night too but the idea that the French have somehow ceded sovereignty of parts of Paris to Muslim microstates is ridiculous.
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-20-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,027
Posted By Smokey D
sure there are, but they're not distributed on...

sure there are, but they're not distributed on ethnic or religious lines and they aren't really "no-go zones".
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-20-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,027
Posted By Smokey D
Reckon Judaism probably comes out tops in the...

Reckon Judaism probably comes out tops in the geniuses per capita stakes, tbf.

That no go zones things was hilariously wrong by the way. like, "wow how did that person get on to television" wrong.
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-18-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 74,027
Views: 5,271,672
Posted By Smokey D
don't call people cunts.

don't call people cunts.
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 01-18-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 47,477
Views: 2,281,155
Posted By Smokey D
Always knew Arsenal would win a title for...

Always knew Arsenal would win a title for Fabregas.
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-13-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 6,049
Posted By Smokey D
Well, overpopulation is a problem were resources...

Well, overpopulation is a problem were resources are insufficient to meet its needs. If resources were adequate, it wouldn't be a problem
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-13-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 74,027
Views: 5,271,672
Posted By Smokey D
Only stupid euros use liberal to mean capitalist

Only stupid euros use liberal to mean capitalist
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-13-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 6,049
Posted By Smokey D
Peak oil is the idea that at a certain point oil...

Peak oil is the idea that at a certain point oil production must reach a maximum as all the easily tapped sources are exploited and after that point the supply necessarily falls away as the...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-12-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 6,049
Posted By Smokey D
The point isn't that genetics are irrelevant are...

The point isn't that genetics are irrelevant are irrelevant on a personal level but that society is not simply an outgrowth or manifestation of genetics. To put it differently, saying genetics...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-12-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 6,049
Posted By Smokey D
what genes code for shakespeare please. ...

what genes code for shakespeare please.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greedy_reductionism



the idea that "nature" and "society" are somehow separate is pretty dumb because being human means...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-12-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,826
Posted By Smokey D
Pretty sure you'd also have to prove specific...

Pretty sure you'd also have to prove specific incidents of sex, but might be wrong on that. The real point is in most cases they wouldn't prosecute if the victim refused to testify.
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-11-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,826
Posted By Smokey D
which is evidence that tends to corroborate a...

which is evidence that tends to corroborate a sexual relationship but probably wouldn't prove beyond reasonable doubt that sex acts actually occurred if neither party was willing to testify to it,...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-11-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,826
Posted By Smokey D
The prosecution has to prove beyond a reasonable...

The prosecution has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the fact of sexual intercourse, not that the parties sent each other naughty texts. so yeah, generally you'd need one of the parties to to...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-10-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,826
Posted By Smokey D
Doubt the police are often involved in 16/18...

Doubt the police are often involved in 16/18 relationships.



Maybe you could convince them but generally parents aren't likely to push their kids to testify.
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-10-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,826
Posted By Smokey D
Well, examples please. The law's response to...

Well, examples please.

The law's response to sexting between teenagers is a lot better example of the overreaction you're talking about.



Well, realistically you're not likely to get a...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-09-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,826
Posted By Smokey D
I dunno man, your beef seems to be that 18 year...

I dunno man, your beef seems to be that 18 year olds are going to prison for having sex with their 16 year old girlfriends, which never happens (or happens so rarely it's statistically irrelevant).
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-03-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 5,895
Posted By Smokey D
Point being that you are apparently the only...

Point being that you are apparently the only person in the world who thinks using schizophrenic as a metaphor for incoherent is offensive. And you're not even schizophrenic.



So psychologists...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 01-01-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 5,895
Posted By Smokey D
Not convinced using the word "schizophrenic" to...

Not convinced using the word "schizophrenic" to imply "contradictory" contributes to the stigma you're complaining about champ.



No, it's context dependent which is why I'm not worried in the...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 12-29-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27,990
Views: 312,668
Posted By Smokey D
same sex sex is gay. that is all.

same sex sex is gay. that is all.
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