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Old 05-29-2006, 10:49 PM   #31
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Well, no I don't, because it's not relevant d00d. Your body wouldn't live off of your fat if you have carbs and protein in your system ready to be used as energy.
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Old 05-29-2006, 10:50 PM   #32
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I'm just saying overall, it would be the case.
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Old 05-29-2006, 10:54 PM   #33
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Not really. Actually, when you stop eating all together, your body goes into a catabolic state, and will begin to eat away at the muscle before it even gets to the fat. Thats why most diets fail. The participants have no energy to continue because they dont eat enough to support there muscle.

This has nothing to do with the media. I'm gonna go smoke a black and mild.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:19 PM   #34
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unless by skinny you meant to say starving then being skinny is much healthier than being fat.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:26 PM   #35
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Um okay anyways.

/back on topic

The media portrays each sex to be of different standards when it comes to beauty. I think that everyone can pretty much agree with that, however I'm going out on a limb and saying that it is worse for women because of the higher beauty standards that women face today. Confirm/deny
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:26 PM   #36
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Media, hey?

The people: I've always thought of them as sensationalists who are simply out to make money, but I've no problem with them as individuals.

TV: Banal as always, with some gems stuck in between.

Internet: Salvation of man, really.

Books: Sadly becoming even more ignored in the era of iPods and The OC. Still, I think that reading will never go truly out of vogue.

Music: The genres currently in the mainstream may have changed, but the entire scope of it hasn't.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:29 PM   #37
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I think that everyone can pretty much agree with that, however I'm going out on a limb and saying that it is worse for women because of the higher beauty standards that women face today. Confirm/deny
that's because women value a guy's finances over his looks.
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What?! Oh man how can you even say that? That's not true.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:47 PM   #39
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What?! Oh man how can you even say that? That's not true.
Of course it is
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:51 PM   #40
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What?! Oh man how can you even say that? That's not true.
its just as true as guys being into girls only for the hot, hot body

and I personally know plenty of girls where wallet/job=attractiveness
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:54 PM   #41
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its just as true as guys being into girls only for the hot, hot body

and I personally know plenty of girls where wallet/job=attractiveness
That is so not true. In cases where the guy is like 60 and the girl is like 20, then yes. It is true. But my dear friends, that is very untrue with many women today. I'm only going to say thats true to the trashy prostitutes who will do anything to be with a guy who has money.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:55 PM   #42
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anybody who didn't value economic stability over attractiveness would have to be pretty damn stupid anyway
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:57 PM   #43
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I don't. Does that make me stupid?

Given the circumstances, i will say this. MOST women find a partner and start to like them. It is only till later that they find out that he is rich. I would say it is more like an added bonus than anything, adn that's not the only thing women look for in a man.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:59 PM   #44
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That is so not true. In cases where the guy is like 60 and the girl is like 20, then yes. It is true. But my dear friends, that is very untrue with many women today. I'm only going to say thats true to the trashy prostitutes who will do anything to be with a guy who has money.
no, I know people my age--regular, educated girls, in fact--who see it like that. Albeit, I'm not saying ALL girls, but some.
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I don't. Does that make me stupid?
naive, at the very least.

quite possibly stupid.
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anybody who didn't value economic stability over attractiveness would have to be pretty damn stupid anyway
I dunno, I don't think I could spend the rest of my life with Anna Nicole Smith.
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I dunno, I don't think I could spend the rest of my life with Anna Nicole Smith.
i don't think she's particularly attractive even after she lost the weight but her biggest problem isn't her body or her money
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:10 AM   #48
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you mean the herpes?
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:18 AM   #49
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and the drug abuse, total pyschological instability and mindblowing stupidity.
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Danish, I am really surprised that you are not familiar with Marshall McLuhan. Not only is he a famous Canadian intellectual (much like yourself ), but he coined the phrase "The medium is the message." I'm sure you've got lots to say on this topic besides just starting the thread, and you'll probably find plenty of info from McLuhan's works and his followers (like Neil Postman).
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Old 05-30-2006, 05:41 PM   #51
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I don't mean to sound like some sort of nut, but I think the media's main goals are to instil fear, and apathy to the general polulous, creating a sense of ligitmacy in regards to power.

At the same time, it's primary goal is manufacturing material needs with advertising, so people work hard, spend more, and 'help the economy', and making rich people richer. Obviously a bit more to it then that, the BBC being a good example, but even that's not perfect.
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Old 05-30-2006, 05:42 PM   #52
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That's a bit of a broad definition isn't it?
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Danish gave a definition?
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I don't mean to sound like some sort of nut, but I think the media's main goals are to instil fear, and apathy to the general polulous, creating a sense of ligitmacy in regards to power.

At the same time, it's primary goal is manufacturing material needs with advertising, so people work hard, spend more, and 'help the economy', and making rich people richer. Obviously a bit more to it then that, the BBC being a good example, but even that's not perfect.
You need to work on your spelling. A medium is just a method by which ideas are expressed. Mass media is probably what most people are referring to, and for areas such as television news, the bottom line is to get ratings. Same as any television show.
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I don't mean to sound like some sort of nut, but I think the media's main goals are to instil fear, and apathy to the general polulous, creating a sense of ligitmacy in regards to power.
Bowling for Columbine?
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Old 05-31-2006, 04:34 AM   #55
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I don't. Does that make me stupid?

Given the circumstances, i will say this. MOST women find a partner and start to like them. It is only till later that they find out that he is rich. I would say it is more like an added bonus than anything, adn that's not the only thing women look for in a man.
lol @ madey

haha i was just reading the latest newsweek out of boredom and woah a relevant statistic:

percentage of never-married men and women, age 20-29 who agree to the following:

EDUCATION AND CAREER COME BEFORE MARRIAGE AT THIS TIME IN MY LIFE: 80%

IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO BE ECONOMICALLY SET BEFORE I GET MARRIED: 86%
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I value what the person is actually like and how I relate to them over both attractiveness and financial stability, so clearly I am the nuttiest one here.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 04:50 AM   #57
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I value what the person is actually like and how I relate to them over both attractiveness and financial stability, so clearly I am the nuttiest one here.
you can't feed and keep your kids happy on personality alone

and that sure as hell won't pay for harvard
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Old 05-31-2006, 06:53 AM   #59
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You need to work on your spelling. A medium is just a method by which ideas are expressed. Mass media is probably what most people are referring to, and for areas such as television news, the bottom line is to get ratings. Same as any television show.
Yeah true. I was very sleep deprived when I wrote that, and couldn't be bothered to check it. My post was obviously a very large generalization, with media being such a broad term, my main point being that the bottom line is money. I think my biggest problem with the current state of the media, is the lack of independent outlets, with giants such as Murdoch's News Corp helping to quieten smaller voices.

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I haven't seen Bowling for Columbine by the way, or F9/11. As much as I agree with a lot of what he says, I think Michael Moore is a douche.
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I value what the person is actually like and how I relate to them over both attractiveness and financial stability, so clearly I am the nuttiest one here.
Same. I'm a romantic though, and I don't give a **** about rational relationships which value economic stability over looks and feelings.
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