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  1. I can't say i have a problem with the carbon tax. You use more, you pay more, use less pay less. And as for the wealth being distributed, why not? What's acouple of hundred to higher income earners when it would mean a hell of a lot to people in the lower income brackets?

     

    But then again i'm a giver and most people are not so i suppose i can understand why some people are having a fit over this, but really a few hundred a year, who cares?

    How does wealth distribution help the environment?

     

    It doesn't and no-one claims it does so I'm not certain why you keep bringing it up.

     

    For the record I'd only support a carbon tax if the money was invested in renewable energy research & projects. I think it doesn't do anything otherwise, as you've said the price of electricity has gone up far more than the carbon tax will impact it and it didn't reduce industry usage and barely impacted household usage.

     

    But the weird passive aggressive semi-relevant questions is just begging for people to think only annoying prats think that way.


  2. You can't have a straw and colourful umbrella though, it'd ruin the manliness of the rum.

    Lies! Everything tastes better through a straw. I'm enjoying it now. Although I have no straws nor umbrellas. But if I did I'd use them.

  3. In this thought experiment where zero thin rectangles that have no mass have gravity apply to them, what gravity? The gravity & friction is just as existant as the rectangle, since it's just a thought experiment. We may as well define them are an implosive force acting on the rectangle, reducing it from a two dimension object to a one dimensional object. After all, it's a thought experiment, it's all imaginary.


  4. If we use the concept of "Christendom" which compasses all Jesus based religions.

    My argument is that because European government from the middle ages on was essentially based in Christendom or to put it another way, the religion was the government- and its these values that gave rise to modern Europe and in turn the modern 1st world. I mean yeah the extent these values have on the countries today is debatable. But the history behind the Christian government of Europe for over a thousand years is pretty much fact.

    You mean the Dark Ages? That we only got out of from getting away from theocracies?

     

    No , the middle ages.

     

    The Theocracy you speak about was reformed during the Reformation into Individual capitalist Monarchies/Democracies.

     

    That's in essence the link between Christendom and the foundations of Europe

     

    The Reformation happened in the 16th century, right at the end of 1,000 years of theocratic & feudal rule. 1200-1600 was an easing off of that, true. But it was the withdrawal of church rule that allowed progress. The reformation came about because of church corruption. It then went further during the Age of Reason/Enlightenment, separating itself from those schisms starting around the 17th century.

     

    If we're talking about modern democratic society, withdrawal from church and religious rule is the correlation.


  5. If we use the concept of "Christendom" which compasses all Jesus based religions.

    My argument is that because European government from the middle ages on was essentially based in Christendom or to put it another way, the religion was the government- and its these values that gave rise to modern Europe and in turn the modern 1st world. I mean yeah the extent these values have on the countries today is debatable. But the history behind the Christian government of Europe for over a thousand years is pretty much fact.

    You mean the Dark Ages? That we only got out of from getting away from theocracies?

  6. To make it clear Michael100, I understand the correlation you're talking about. The questions I'm asking is pertaining to the causation. In what way do you think Christianity caused the first world country model?

     

    *EDIT* I'm contending that what you're talking about is related to the Age of Enlightenment/Reason, which was very distinctly opposed to doing things because of traditional & religious standards.


  7. All of western Europe, the Americas and what are considered first world countries were initially governed by a form of Christianity.

    In what fashion were they governed by a form of Christianity?

     

    On the Pope side of things, I'm pretty sure that was purely a combination of feudal & theocratic. They adopted democracy only after it became popular. Like most social & political things, they follow trends, they don't initiate them.


  8. Catholicism/Christianity it could be argued established Democracy and the modern first world.

    I would love to hear that argument.

     

    It's completely irrelevant to the topic at hand, but hell, it'll be entertaining.


  9. On the downside... it wasn't his best set. Not by a long shot.

     

    Still, it's only $5.

     

    I also bought Greg Behrendt's Original Uncool about 6 months ago for $5 from here . It's an old set of his from 2003 that he re-released himself. It's much more stand-up-y with shorter set ups and punchlines than Louis's conversation style. Greg's from the Walking the Room podcast. Worth the $5er.

     

    Greg also helped Karen Kilgariff put out her 5 song comedy EP, Behind You for $3. Also worth it.

     

    *EDIT* Oh, and you can listen to/stream the Behrendt & Kilgariff stuff without buying & downloading it at those sites. But buy it, you cheap bastard.


  10. I'm just going to go with that you either don't understand, or you really don't understand.

    I'm going with you've talked yourself into a corner with a massless, frictionless, non-existant concept that has no forces of physics acting on it, and you really, really don't want to admit it.

     

    It has mass. It has friction. Its flat. The only force working on it is gravity. The only force holding it up is velcro.

     

    I'm happy to read anywhere where I said it had no mass, friction, gravity and no force working against anything.

    Sure:

     

    nice try.

     

    but is it possible to hang a theoretical rectangular object not even the breadth of the atoms of which it is not comprised? no. no its not.

    "flat" means zero. And thanks, it is a nice try.

    In response to a quesiton about the object being at least the breadth of the atom, you responded that no, it had zero breadth.

     

    What's the difference between an object that has zero breadth and a non-existant object?


  11. UN. STOPPABLE.

     

     

     

     

    I was a little worried in the first, but the second Machida tried to brawl with Jones in the middle of the second, I knew it was over.

     

     

     

     

    JONNY. BONES. JONES!

     

    Best part? That weren't no guillotine. That was a mother fuckin McKenzietine.


  12. BEST SUB-POILER EVER!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Happy to be wrong on the prediction both 'cause I reaaly like Mir and because he came back from thw dead to sub frwakin Big Nog! With another fuckin arm breaker! Booyah!

     

    *EDIT* Wait, did Buffer say that was a TKO? Really? Arm dislocation or not, he tapped. That was a sub.


  13. So after the family reunion (surprisingly fun!) I couldn't resist and bought the main card on UFC.TV. Just started watching. Didn't get to see any of the televised prelims so I read the mmafighting live blogs.

     

    I haven't read the rest of the thread since my last post so maybe you're aslready spoilering, but just in case:

     

    SPOILERS! FROM HERE ON OUT I AM THE SPOILER KING!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Korean Zombie, bitches! Suck a dick, Aldo!


  14. There was a lady in Perth about 7-8 years ago that got 3 years for being too tired to drive and drifting into the emergency lane on the freeway, cleaning up a motor cyclist who was walking back down it to pick something he'd dropped. Wasn't speeding. No drugs. Just tired. Just drifted half a lane.

     

    The judge made remarks to the effect that it was a "make an example" case about not driving tired, but still.

     

    This kid drifted a lane and a half and was probably speeding in a suburban area. With a good chance they were distracted (hard to drift like that without being distracted), I'll take an intuitive leap and say by having his/her mobile out. They'll probably get 5-10.

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