Topic Legal Prostitution?
10 Aug 2012 00:35
I feel the issue of legalized prostitution should be viewed in the light of two dimensions.
1. Any service or commodity in demand can never be stopped by imposing bans or prohibitive laws.
Even in Saudi Arabia, Alcohalic drinks and girls for fun are available, though illegal. No one can stop the supply of a commodity or service which is demanded in a society.
2. Clamping prohibitive laws on service like prostitution is against human freedoms and indiviual rights.
Why ban a commodity or service which will contine to be available, wether legal or illegal.
Especially it is fundamental human right to choose whatever profession or service one likes to have.
I will surely second the opinion that laws should be there to make the service available without harming or endangering health of others.
So your idea of winning the drug war is to legalise pretty much everything? Because that's what you're saying with the statement I highlighted. Hell, then we can stop prohibition on anything. Do you really think that's a good idea?
Topic Bullied 14yr old has plastic surgery
09 Aug 2012 09:50
Should it be necessary? Fuck no. That one's pretty much a given.
Is it right to do it? That's the more devious one. What if this stops the bullying? What if she can now go to school with her hair up or down and not be tormented? The article doesn't say about how much the school have done about it. Have the mother been banging her head against the school wall and does the principal go with the old "Just try to avoid them" plan? Maybe the parents of the bullies wouldn't listen, going on about how their child would never do such a thing.
And as the doctor said; she wasn't picked because of her bullying, but because of her deformeties.
Topic Oscar Pistorious. Double amputee Olympic sprinter.
09 Aug 2012 09:40
Really? How? I wouldn't trust the IOC to make a piece of toast. Seen any of the headlines regarding scoring issues and other blatant snafus over the last week and a half?
Whatever the opposite of trust and confidence are, that's what the IOC instills. They make FIFA look like The Peace Corps .
You think giving the World Cup to Russia and Qatar was all about money? Sepp Blatter has enough money to wipe his arse with 100 dollar bills the rest of his life, so it's not just about the money. What do big men want when they have as much money as they need and all the power they can get? Immortality. Giving the old Sovietunion and an Arab and Muslim country the greatest show on the planet isn't a coincidence. Nelson Mandela said that football brings the world together. Blatter knows this, and by handing the World Cup to the old and new "enemy" of the West, he's currently drooling on the Nobel Peace Prize. If FIFA gets that under his rule, then he will, in his own eyes, become immortal.
Topic Oscar Pistorious. Double amputee Olympic sprinter.
09 Aug 2012 05:33
Somehow I feel the most important part of this story has been lost in the haze of ferver over competition in sports. That point is simply this. How wonderfully fantastic it is that a person who has lost his legs is able to run well enough to compete against the fastest people in the world. I don't really give a damn if it's fair or not. Indeed, I hope it isn't! Imagine what this means to disabled people all over the world. They have been given solid proof that they can regain their mobility and quality of life!
No need for clumsy prosthetics that barely allow them to move. No more cains, no more clunky wheelchairs. It's an incredible moment that transcends sports. I know this type of prosthetic has been around for awhile but to see him move so easily...this has far more value than any gold medal
The reason this is brought up is because he may very well be using a technological improvement to give him an unfair advantage over non-disabled athletes, however absurd it sounds. This is what these athletes live for, and live of. They're competative people who isn't in it for the fun or the comradery, but they're in it to win. Like artman said; how far do you think some of them are willing to go to win if this gives them all an advantage? Most of the doping that have been used cause serious side effects, but they are still being used because they want to win.
Topic Avatar above you
09 Aug 2012 01:48
sexy bunny lady, just like her...
Topic Oscar Pistorious. Double amputee Olympic sprinter.
09 Aug 2012 01:32
How about giving the Paralympics the prestige and attention it deserves? How about letting the man who wins the 100m in the Paralympics have the same, if not higher standing, in the sports world as Usain Bolt? Of course we don't really WANT to see all these disabled people run around, because it's the nasty reminder that not everyone can walk up the stairs, and type on their laptop while watching their favourite TV show.
My favourite story; a player for the Norwegian Paralympic ice hockey team(can't remember what the name is in English, but they sit in these small chairs and use two sticks to get themselves forward. You know what I mean) that got tackled hard. The dude was already paralyzed from his waist down and now had his neck broken. As they carried him into the ambulance he took the time to talk to a reporter. Instead of crying or pouting he just smiled and said "We'll see how it goes."
That's one big massive fuck you to me and every other people who think they have a shitty day....
Topic The New Mars Rover Curiosity
09 Aug 2012 01:21
Yes, let's spend all our money on feeding the hungry. I'm sure those following us will appreciate it a lot when the world goes totally to shit thanks to a massive overpopulation and a lack of food to feed us all. Not to mention they'll greatly appreciate the human species going to shit when the sun explodes, destroys our planet and we don't have the technology to get the hell out before this solarsystem goes to bits. If you're gonna be a real pragmatic asshole about it all; the human race can handle 1 billion people starving to death. The human race cannot handle the sun imploding and destroying the earth before we have the technology to get the hell out.
This is the most selfish point of view possible and it's neither moral or ethical to think like that. But since the human race evoveled we have also gained the possibility to discard the need for helping everyone in the flock to survive. Individuality is a sign of evolution, either we like it or not. I give money to charity even though I really haven't got the money for it, but there are several reasons to why we need to build up the technology so we can go to other planets.
1) In the future the sun will blow up and even though it's a long way ahead we can't hold back technology just to feed EVERYONE on the planet. If all money went to that there wouldn't be anything left for us humans to evolve as a species. Remember; it was competition and sacrificing other groups and either killing or letting them starve that allowed the survivors to come to the point we are at today. It's the way the world works. We can say that it's shit and unfair, but sadly that's the way of life. Kids dying from cancer is unfair too.
2) What if we discover other planets where it's actually possible to grow food? What if we can start terraforming mars into one massive farm where the food can be shipped back and actually feed the entire world. The earth's population is so big that it's not possible to feed the entire planet if you're gonna please every environmentalist and save the rainforest treehugger out there.
When you win the lottery you might give some money to charity and to family, but you'll keep a good portion of it to give yourself a better life. We in the West did win the lottery by being born here, and like human nature dictates us, we give some of our winnings to the less fortunate but our main priority is to make our own lives better. It's the way it works. Don't like it, then it sucks to be you.
People need to get their head out of their arses and have a look in how the real world actually works. One thing is how we'd like it to work. I'd love to not having to see pictures of starving kids in Africa, kids used a human shields in Syria and so forth, but there's only so much we can do. It sucks big time, but that's just the way it is.
Topic What do you dislike about the opposite sex?
09 Aug 2012 00:58
Dropping hints. Why the fuck do you drop hints? I admit, I'm not the brightest when it comes to understanding the fairer sex, so why can't you just accept that instead of dropping me hints and then be pissed off when I don't get them? I don't get pissed off when there's something you lot aren't capable of doing, do I? Just tell it to me plain and save us all the anger, confusion and frustration.
Topic Your Favorite Quotes
09 Aug 2012 00:52
"I'm telling you you don't have to be so mean"
"And you didn't have to be an alcoholic slut, but hey presto, you turned out to be one after all."
- The Grim Reaper aka Bill
Yeah, kinda big headed to love something you came up with yourself, but that quote makes me smile no matter what.
Topic Dreams of bad acid
07 Aug 2012 08:40
For the record; Have never done acid or any stronger narcotic drug than smoking a quarter of a joint of hashish, which was very mild. Have not been to high altitutudes(apart from planes) recently, and I've been to maximum 1500 meters above sea level.
You sure you actually dream them? I have had several moments where I think I know what's happening next, who's saying what and so forth. Personally, I think it's just the mind playing tricks on you(or they're altering things in the Matrix and we have a deja vu).
Topic 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London
07 Aug 2012 06:12
Women's handball. A bunch of women pulling each other's clothes, wrestling and screaming. Hello?
Also, Norway is reining European, World and Olympic champion...
Topic Flying..who loves it, who is terrified of it
07 Aug 2012 05:56
The more turbulence and rougher landing the better. The less screaming kids and annoying people who think it's their human right to push their seat back, even better. Although if I could beat them up it would be even better...
Topic For my Aussie Buds
07 Aug 2012 05:47
Should you aussies ever visit London I can recommend a hotel for you guys.
You'd feel very much at home
(And yes, Nic. I know I should read the "How to make friends" book. Haven't gotten to it yet.
Topic Dreams of bad acid
07 Aug 2012 04:31
Ok, so I couldn't really find a topic for this already(and didn't really bother to look all that hard. Sue me!) so I thought I'll throw it up here.
Last night I had a dream. The dream made me wonder if the dream department of my brain is on acid and a coctail of pills that would make experienced ravers go O_O. My dream went something along the lines of this;
I remember being at some kind of research center. I have no fucking clue what kind of center it was, but they had one massive garden. As we went out in this garden, something started to stirr in the ground. Up from the ground there came a massive sort of hybrid of a wasp and a bee. I've decided to call the flying fucker a Wee. It was larger than a man and it chased us around a bit. Somehow we managed to kill the Wee and cut it's head off. You might consider a Wee trophy to be bizarre, but my entire dream was beyond bizarre.
Then we ended up in a petrol station. Maybe we got teleported there by alien technology or maybe the Wee made us run, fuck if I know. But this was no ordinary petrol station. For some reason there was a funeral home underneath it, where people could mourn the dead, but there wasn't room enough to have the coffin there for some reason. And in one of the small rooms there was a couple sleeping.
So, does anyone else here have dreams like mine that I classify as "Bad Acid Dreams"? Usually followed with strong colours in the surrounding world as well.
And does anyone have a fucking clue what my dream could mean?
Topic Last Post Wins!
05 Aug 2012 16:27
Oh? what's this? The awesome Norwegian guy winning? Guess it is...
Topic Why Do People Have to Be So Crap?
03 Aug 2012 12:19
Like WMM said, they do it to make themselves feel better. They have some features or flaws in their character that makes them feel inadequate and useless. They can't work with themselves to get past them or find other ways so they can look in the mirror and say "I feel pretty good about myself". Usually on a daily basis they're lower than you, at least on the inside. They might appear like confident people, but when the cover is blown it's usually nothing more than a scared little boy that has to abuse other people to make themselves feel like less shit. Some people are just cunts.
If you want to then you could always throw a remark back. You're an intelligent girl and I'm quite sure you'd be able to come up with something good that would make them blush and look like a complete and utter idiot
Or just leave them alone. Probably the best thing.
03 Aug 2012 09:48
First off. Going out against smoking and sugary drink sizes is different than going after a company for it's beliefs. Sugary drinks and smoking affects your health, your health affects your ability to work and that most certainly is a governmental problem. Just because you hate coloured people, immigrants and gays doesn't make you a bad worker.
Companies should be allowed to speak out their view on things as long as they don't break the law. Simple. A company should be allowed to go out and say "Niggers are less worth than us white people", but they shouldn't be allowed to say "We're not hiring niggers because they can't work properly" and actually do it. Then you're venturing into something different and making accusations and not front values and ideas. THere's a bit of a difference.
And are they being run down too hard due to an executive's slip of tongue? Well, that all depends. He is a spokesperson for the company, so wherever he is he will be representing his company. Same way Obama will always represent the US, Queen Elizabeth will always represent the UK. It's just the way it is. People will connect you to that company/place no matter what, thus anything you say will immediately be connected with the company. It won't be the cunty cashier. You earn millions, thus you're never really off the clock. It's just the way it is.
Topic Race-based School Discipline Policies
03 Aug 2012 09:14
I think we're back on track. Flare-ups happen, but everyone's an adult here. As long as we keep our heads and stay on topic, all will be fine.
Close but no cigar
But back to the topic. I doubt Obama is stupid enough to sign a bill that pretty much says "Black kids will recieve less punishment than white ones!" if I'm reading this crap right. Fair enough, politicians in general aren't the smartest ones around and American politicians doesn't have an image to the outside world as the smartest ones(talking as an outsider looking in), but I doubt anyone of them are retarded enough to actually promote something like that in an election year, unless they are in a constituency where 50% of the voters are KKK members or Black Power members. And as far as I know, the pivot states that Obama needs to win to be re elected are not 50% Black Power...
Topic Russian Punk Band "Pussy Riot" arrested for "Hooliganism".
03 Aug 2012 08:21
7 years in prison? That's political. It has nothing to do with public indecency and all that crap. Putin is pretty much the dictator of Russia. Medvedev is a better politician than Putin and pretty much the guy that does all the work so that Putin can stay in power.
Topic If your Girlfriend asked you to have a threesome would you and who would be the other person?
02 Aug 2012 17:57
Tough one. Really is a tough one. My first gut feeling is that with a second guy there's no fucking chance. With a girl is more likely, although then it's with the understanding that there's no requirment or attempt to guiltrip me into having a mmf threesome.
When it comes to who the ideal person for me at least is someone you're never gonna see again. Helps avoid any suspicions of jealousy like "Will he leave me for her?" etc, but then again, come that you don't know if the stranger is free of any STD's.
My advice; if it's a girl, then agree on a girl where you both feel confident it won't bring any drama to your relationship. It's supposed to be a fun experience, not something that leaves you thinking "The way he fucked that girl. He's never done that with me before." or the other way around. There are several complications that can come from having a threesome after you've done it, unless you're both sure that you're 100% ok with it.
Topic 40 of the most powerful photos ever taken.
02 Aug 2012 16:39
Tankman always has been and always will be my favourite.
Although surprised that the picture of the vietnamese girl that was hit by napalm isn't in the collection.
Topic Being bullied.
02 Aug 2012 07:17
Thank you, but I don't want to get anyone in trouble, that's just not who I am. I just want everyone to be more respectful of others. Like the saying goes : If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.
Sadly, that's not the way things usually works. If you're being harassed please let us know. You might be able to handle it, but it may drive someone else from the site, and we don't want that. Let us know so we can let the bully know that they if they don't start behaving, a certain story verifier will handle it personally...
Topic Tips & Tricks to Stop Nightmares.
01 Aug 2012 18:45
Why do I have no problem at all picturing daisy with a massively large gingerbread man. I'm having another drink.
Topic Whats in your mug?
01 Aug 2012 18:16
Emptyness. there used to be coke. Sad Panda is sad.
Topic Tips & Tricks to Stop Nightmares.
01 Aug 2012 17:56
Teddybears! Have a teddybear in your bed and make sure it's a mean arse one that will protect you from the Mares that ride you during the night. After all, the Norwegian word for "Nightmare" translates to "Mare-ride", so if you have an awesome teddybear to chase away the Mare you'll be all good :D
Topic Why is Friday 13th considered unlucky?
01 Aug 2012 17:41
It was also done with the blessing of pope Clement V. Although Philip owed much money it was also believed that the Knights Templar had considerable funds and were in possession of a secret that they were holding over the pope.
The whole "The templars had a mighty secret over the chatolic church" is pure and utter bullshit. That false knowledge is something we can thank the Da Vinci Code for, which is based wholely on a book(Holy Blood, Holy Grail) which is based on reading two scrolls that were forgeries, two scrolls that they never saw but they knew with certainty what was in them, and interviews with a man that only wanted people to believe he was a decendant from the old French kings. So basically it's only believed by those who don't know anything about the templars.