Forum posts made by elitfromnorth

Topic Today in Pictures (post a picture representing your mood)
Posted 04 May 2012 05:05

Topic So, I took an investment survey this afternoon...
Posted 04 May 2012 05:03

They see me likin'. They hatin'

Topic So, I took an investment survey this afternoon...
Posted 03 May 2012 11:01

I seriously can't understand why we should stick to just clicking like on a button when we can express our affection for a picture or a post with a long ass post to try to give people the illusion that not only do we know how to create a coherrant sentence, but we're also able to make it positive. I say we introduce a new rule to the forums. Unless the topic says so(like in the word games) every forum post must be at least 10 sentences long and each sentence must consist of a minimum of 5 words. I know I just broke that rule, but I'm a complete and utter idiot who really shouldn't be browsing the forums because I have nothing to contribute with other than mindless BS and my only intention is to belittle people so that not only do I put myself in a better light, but I also make myself feel better....

tl;dr - gief like button now, plox!

Topic Mother accused on letting her 5 year old daughter use a tan bed.
Posted 03 May 2012 03:29

Reminds me of Uncle Ruckus(no relation) from the Boondocks. He claimed he was white but said he had the same disease as Michael Jackson, only in reverse. Maybe she has something of the same.

Topic Mom dying of cancer makes a plea to the FDA
Posted 01 May 2012 23:54

Maybe what you can do is put a boot up the beaurocratic system's ass and tell them to speed up the process. Maybe the drug trials can't be speeded up, but I have serious doubt that the FDA are as quick as they can be(for whatever reason it may be). They are a government run organisation after all.
And no, this is not me bashing the US. We have the same shit here, where there are drugs used to treat cancer in Denmark that still aren't allowed here. I wish it could be blamed on beurocracy, but it's not. It's doctors with prestige who refuse to accept the new drug that can cure the fucking shit, probably because they have some personal interest in it. Sad to see.

Topic Prison; revenge or rehabilitation?
Posted 30 Apr 2012 14:37

The argument with this thought though is that they had the same opportunities as everyone else. The public school system is open to all. So do we blame teachers for not doing their job in educating these people well enough so therefore they turned to crime?

So what about those that doesn't do well in theoretical subjects? You have a lot of kids that struggle to write a good paper and don't find interest in books or maths, but if you give them an old car they'll dig into it with more enthusiasm than a nerdy kid who gets an equation. But how many schools will adjust their schedule to take care of these kids, other than call them dumb? Is it any wonder these kids drop out of high school when it's all about theory? How many places will hire a stranger that's a high school drop out apart from McDonalds?

And then you have the kids that have unstable homes. Abusive parents or parents that doesn't give a shit. Victims of bullies and so many other things that adds additional challenges on kids. Hell, I know how much my parents splitting up affected my schoolwork when I was in my mid teens. What about those that have worse conditions than I had. Is it any wonder many of these kids drop out and realise that the only way they can survive is becoming criminals and joining gangs?

No, not everyone can be saved, but you need to remember that there are still individuals in prison that just wants a chance they were never really given.

Topic Heart Attack Grill - should restaurants like this be allowed?
Posted 30 Apr 2012 06:19

But mostly it's the parents. They should make sure their kids eat healthy, get exercise and play outside.

YES! It seems like parents are unwilling to take on the responsibility of going outside and play with their kids. You don't need to do much, just throw ball with them or something. Teach them how to ride a bike and don't get hysterical when your kid starts climbing trees. That along with "Hun, you can't start training football because we don't have time to drive you there" seems to happen more and more.

It's just as much with the parents having bad habits of not moving around. Kids see it, picks it up and ends up fat and lazy. Monkey see, monkey do. Those who are in their teens today are nicknamed the "Desert-generation", because they want it all served nice and sweet, not willing to work for it. If I could get payed for it I'd go around kicking kids in the ass... and their parents.

Topic Which country would handle better a Zombie invasion?
Posted 30 Apr 2012 06:13

If we had zombies here then they'd be washed away by the heavy rain instantly. And if they dared go out on a Saturday night you'd have drunk people bashing zombie heads together without hesitating. Yes, us Norwegians are a bunch of lunatics.

And Ireland would be safe if you just told them that the zombies were gonna steal all their Guiness. Scots would be fine because they'd find out that a zombie would work well as cabertosstraining for kids. Not even zombies would venture into Wales. They might be living dead, but they're not that stupid.

I'd love to see French zombies though. Imagine 200 000 zombies marching in the streets protesting and on strike because they feel like they're a neglected part of society. cussing

Topic Best beer
Posted 27 Apr 2012 17:18

Guinness in cans is really common.. It does not taste like a can.

I mean, I would be extremely impressed if someone could blindly pick out what beers were from a can and which weren't. Like in some taste test where you pour the beer into a glass.

In my experience you can usually taste it on the foam on top. Not as thick when it comes from glass.

Also, DD. I'm just doing this in an attempt to impress you and get you to bed with melove10

Topic Female Identity: Disney Style
Posted 27 Apr 2012 15:39

True, but having to effectively switch genders places that character in the same anti-feminist boat as the others. That without men (or pretending to be one), our worth is minimal.

Look at it in a different perspective; one of the first females to go undercover in an all man environment and even managed to avoid beheading when discovered. That and writing the answers on your arm before taking a bath isn't the best way to ace your exam happy1

Topic Best beer
Posted 27 Apr 2012 15:27

Last Sunday I had Newcastle Brown Ale from a can. It was just wrong tasting. Am I the only one who thinks that ale should be drunk from either a bottle or a pint glass? Lager is fine in cans, but ale from cans is just sacrilegious. Somebody agree with me please, because my friends think I'm slightly mad for thinking this, not that I care, but it's nice when people agree.

It comes in cans? I think if you tried serving that in England they'd throw it after you, so yeah, serving it in cans is ludicrous and should be avoided, same way Guiness in cans should be avoided. Guiness can't be drunk unless it's from tap.

Topic Best beer
Posted 27 Apr 2012 15:17

I only really drink Corona, and mainly because I can put a lime in it.

Bud Lime is not bad but doesn't really constitute as beer, does it. haha

I like some of the blonde beers, but again - I'm all about the girly-type beers with lime. Embarassed

I suggest you try german weissbiers. Usually they have a more smooth and fruity taste. They don't have the sort of bitterness that you usually find in English beers and Pils(Czech beer, although Czech beer is fucking awesome too).

Topic THIS is good parenting!! To hell with Beiber fever, teach your kids Queen!!!
Posted 27 Apr 2012 12:11

Dad of the year. Make no mistake about it. I think I'm in love with that man now.

Topic The Malignancy of Idealism
Posted 27 Apr 2012 12:03

You have yet to convince me that removing religion and thus paving way for the new philosophy that you feel Jesus taught is not another idealism. Sure, there are things that keeps the spontaneous acts of love from constantly appearing, but the moment you preach and "enlighten" people about it, like you are here and in your book(that you haven't read because I have plenty of other books that I need to read) it becomes YOUR idealism. Unless the barriers that hinders this new spontaneous philosphy are broken by time and people realising it themselves, but it needs to be taught, preached and understood then it becomes an ideal. Your saying "Why don't we do this instead?" In all fairness, this seems like a paradox to me.

There are plenty of religions that aren't monotheistic or even polytheistic(and if you only have a problem with specific religions then say which ones you're talking about). Buddishm doesn't have any god at all. There's it all about insight. Hindu's have many gods with different qualities. The different mythologies have all gods that have flaws. Have a look at Greek Mythology and you'll see there's more drama there than in Days of our Lives. Hardly the perfect infallible deity that you're talking about, is it?
And the belief in the Judeo-Christian God does not automatically mean that you have to fear him. I am a Christian and I do not fear God, because I believe he loves me and don't want me to come to any harm. I don't believe in the image of the vengeful judgemental God that will strike me down. There is no way that my faith makes me feel bad about myself. It's not because it's against the ten commandments that I feel bad when I lie, it's because I lie at all. I have a conscience that dictates my feelings, not my belief. Will I apologise to God because of my sins, of course, but not in any different way than I will apologise to family and friends should I hurt them. If feeling bad is selfishness then I guess I'm as selfish as they come, and to be honest I don't have a problem with it. I'd rather feel bad about the shit I do wrong than be apathic about it. Who knows, maybe I'm just unique and none of the 3 billion people on Earth that believes in a monotheistic God feels the same as I do.

And the celebration of Jesus is partly that he died for our sins, but you exclude the most important part of it all; the ressurection. Just pulling the dying part is like going to church and have the wine but not the bread because it makes your mouth dry. You alter the concept of dying for our sins. And saying that martyrs are nothing special is like spitting on their grave. People willing to die before changing their beliefs is admirable. You might consider it stupid, but would you call it stupid if I took a man with the exact same views as you, put a gun to his head and told him that if he didn't denounce the philosphy I'd kill him, and then shoot him as he refused? Because that's what a martyr is. You get killed because you don't wanna give up your beliefs.

I would have replied more, but it's 9 PM on a Friday and my brain is shutting down. Have a good weekend coffee

Topic Prison; revenge or rehabilitation?
Posted 27 Apr 2012 06:48

So what should we have prisons for? Is it just to lock people up and make sure they're not a threat to society for as long as they are in there? Do we feel safer if a person is locked up for 15 years instead of 5? Has the prison system become a sort of "society's revenge" on the purpotrator where the sole reason is to make him/her suffer? I'm not talking about the mass murderers and those that deserve to be sentenced to life without parole. I'm thinking about those that go to jail for burgerly, drug related crimes, manslaughter and so forth. I saw an article on CNN that 60% of those that were sent to jail in the US gets sent back to jail on a later time. Is this a problem? Should something be done to prevent people from becoming repeat offender and going in and out of the gates as bell boy in a hotel? I'm not saying what's right and wrong, I'm just curious what you guys think dontknow

Topic Hate crime? Hate breeds more hate? Media's fault? Business as usual?
Posted 27 Apr 2012 06:42

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
— Thomas Jefferson

Do you really believe that that quote is functional to this date? After all things have changed in the last 200 years.

And Lafayette; just curious if you know that the person was scared of your personal presence(i.e. the house not being empty) or the fact that you had a doublebarrel. Could it have been the former? Because from what you described it seemed like he had been looking for empty houses.

Topic Best beer
Posted 27 Apr 2012 06:34

Since this is a pub... Which country do you think produces the best beer? Bonus if you can give brand name for us other beerlovers to try. Maybe give a bit of a description how it tastes like and so forth, just so we can know if it's our kind of beer.

Personally I have to go for Germany and Erdinger Weiss. Wheat beer with a hint of fruityness in it that doesn't just make it fresh, but also rich in taste, a combination that can be difficult to mix without getting bitter.

And if this topic has been up before and dealt with then feel free to remove it or tell me to fuck the fuck off.

Topic Hate crime? Hate breeds more hate? Media's fault? Business as usual?
Posted 27 Apr 2012 06:06

If your reasoning of "allow people to defend themselves and there will be far fewer victims" how come the gun murder ratio per capita puts US on the top(or at least increadibly high), while countries where there's a much stricter gun control have a much lower ratio?

And maybe Norway isn't shangri-la, but at least there's very very few guncrimes commited each year.

And how many rounds are fitted in a regular hunting rifle compared to an assultrifle? Not to mention reload rate and firerate. If you were Breivik, would you rather head out on a rather small island where shooting people would be not far from fish in a barrel with a hunting rifle or a fully automatic one?

Topic Hate crime? Hate breeds more hate? Media's fault? Business as usual?
Posted 27 Apr 2012 03:00

But then we would just be waiting for the next Anders Breivik to come along.

I dunno if I should laugh or cry. Do you even know what kind of victims he chose? He set off a bomb and then attacked a youth camp where he knew there would under no circumstances be any armed police until the call to the police was made. Besides, the weapons he used was a standard issue rifle and a glock, both fully legal in Norway if you have a hunting licence and are a member of a pistol club. Imagine the death tolls of a man walking around with an assultrifle. It would be up in the triple figures.

And no, I'm not telling you to ban guns overnight, but how necessary is it to have machineguns and assultrifles in your home? Don't you think that stricter rules on weapons would minimise the acess criminals have to them? Of course they would still find ways to get weapons, but when it's more difficult to obtain a ware it suddenly becomes a lot more expensive, thus even the average criminal would have to figure out if he/she actually has the money to get a gun.

Topic The Malignancy of Idealism
Posted 27 Apr 2012 02:51

1. If you change "sin" to "good deeds" and "God" to "The Devil" and so forth, suddenly the entire Bible becomes a manifesto for Devil worshippers. One thing is your interpretation of the Bible, but if you start swapping words then you're altering the text to fit YOUR point of view. In a scientific way; you're altering the evidence to fit your theory, which is an unforgiveable sin in science and makes your entire point as useful as a boat made of creme cheese.

2. How can you say that religion is nothing but evil? Won't you agree that it's more the practice and use of religion that should be criticised? One man will use the Bible as a reason to blow up an abortion clinic, while another man will use the Bible as a reason to start soup kitchens and help homeless people. Others will become priests and help people in funerals. For instance the priest in my grandad's funeral made the goodbye a whole lot easier than if he had been a shitty one. How can you call religion something bad when it makes death a less painful experience because they believe that the dead person will go to heaven and maybe not in the flesh but at least in spirit live on for eternety? Yes, all religion has it flaws, but isn't it more from the use?

3. Where's the love when a bear kills the cubs of a fellow bear just so he can mate with the mother? Not to mention the sadistic nature of a cat when he toys with the mouse for a long time before it gets bored and finally kills the mouse.

4. How can idealism be wrong if you strive for e.g. communism, and you truly believe that it will make the society a better place for everyone? That we will all recieve what we need and we will give back to society what we can. No more filthy rich people and no more greed. Sure, you can argue that they might need a reality check and that it will never function, but more or less saying that it's evil is pushing it too far.

5. Satanism existed before Christianity. It's an atheist view of life that puts humans in the centre.

There is nothing wrong with the idea of showing only love and affection, but isn't it so that love suddenly becomes the ideal?

Topic Online marriage
Posted 26 Apr 2012 16:14

Aren't these arguments against "online-only relationships" in general (not just 'marriage')?

Yes, but marriage is also an online only relationship, only taken one step further.

And Beck; if this stays online and nothing more, what will happen if you meet a girl in real life that you really like? Maybe you're not looking, but have you considered that this might close any doors that are open for other girls?

I'm not telling you not to do it, I'm just telling you to think this through. If you find yourself caught up where your world spins around this woman and you don't know if she feels the same way, or her priority in this differs from hers, then you could end up getting hurt, badly. The moment you love someone the fall gets a lot higher and since it's online it's much easier to fall than if you spend every day next to the person.

Topic 13yr old boy kicked off girls field hockey team for being too good
Posted 26 Apr 2012 15:57

If it was as simple as legally saying no because he's a dude then fine. He's a guy and it's a girl's team, so it's not surprising if that happens (although he's lucky as hell if he shares changing rooms with the girls).

But because he's too good? If there comes up a really talented girl that dominates the sport in the same way he does, will they then ban her from playing? It's ludicrous and if there are girls playing on guy's teams then it's obvious discrimination. I say take it to court and let them hammer down the board. Fuck, take it up all the way to the supreme court if you have to. If this goes through it will make presedence for other cases later on, where the talents will be excluded and it will be a loss to the sport. Can't they see that this only damages the sport? If he is so fucking good then he will make the national team(if it exists) and if they do well it will cause greater interest in general for the sport. They're shooting themselves in the foot and they are damaging the sport. And making themselves look like jealous twats in the process.

Topic Hate crime? Hate breeds more hate? Media's fault? Business as usual?
Posted 26 Apr 2012 15:44

There's a way of thinking that says that the above definition of a country is a recipe for tyranny- or at least leaves the door open and unimpeded for it to occur if the government so chooses.

Bunch of other countries where they have no right to bear arms, and I don't see Norway and Sweden having dictators and tyrants running the country. Just look at the amount of people killed by guns every year in the US. It's one of the highest gun victim per capita ratio in the world. If people not owning tons of guns is the way to tyranny then half of Europe would to this date be run by dictators and one party states. It's a ludicrous way of thinking and it's scaremongering. The lack of will to reform in the US is frightning. In Norway we have changed our constitution multiple times, paragraphs removed, simply because we've realised times have changed and that some ideas that are now 200 years old simply won't work in the modern society. How many more innocent people will be killed before you realise that everyone owning guns and fearing for their lives the moment they see someone walking towards them might not be the right direction for a society. Is it really freedom when you know that every lunatic can buy a gun for no other reason than to own one? That your neighbour can own a high powered assultrifle and it's only a matter of time before he gets drunk and goes on a shooting spree? The idea of "Land of the free" is quickly fading.

Topic Hate crime? Hate breeds more hate? Media's fault? Business as usual?
Posted 26 Apr 2012 15:25

The right to bear arms, yes. But does it say what kind of weapons? If it does not specify you can pretty much ban any kind of weapon that's not a hunting rifle or a small .22 calibre gun. Or you could just say "Well, if you wanna use a 18th century law then you better get a gun from the 18th" century. No type of gun patent that came after 1776. Plenty of legal loopholes to ban the stuff, as long as there's a desire.

Besides, the definition of a country is that the government and it's branches have a monopoly on use of violence. Right now, that's not the impression I'm getting from the US...

Topic Hate crime? Hate breeds more hate? Media's fault? Business as usual?
Posted 26 Apr 2012 14:05

Well, then I kinda misunderstood =P That's not my political view at all. Being a social democrat I believe in a rather strong government and not the Libertarianism way of thinking. But my point still stays the same. If guns means freedom why do so many condem drugs and so forth? Why have rules on something but not rules on other things.

Topic Heart Attack Grill - should restaurants like this be allowed?
Posted 26 Apr 2012 13:57

Herbert Spencer.

Thank you =D and I think I might be in love with you now love10

Topic Hate crime? Hate breeds more hate? Media's fault? Business as usual?
Posted 26 Apr 2012 13:54

You just summarized the platform of American Libertarianism.

I have know idea what that is, but if it's democrats or those to the further left then that's a compliment Hugs

Topic Hate crime? Hate breeds more hate? Media's fault? Business as usual?
Posted 26 Apr 2012 13:39

Obviously I disagree about the guns & leftist government. I'll keep my guns and my freedom!

That's what one thing I see as a problem. That you combine guns with freedom. Do you consider yourself not free if you can't have a gun? What's to stop me from saying that I'm not free because I can't use drugs? Or that I need to follow rules from the government to be allowed to drive? I'm just curious.

Topic Was 9-11 an inside job?
Posted 26 Apr 2012 13:35

Fuck if I know. There is probably lot of compelling evidence for it to actually be an inside job, and yes there is sufficient greed in the world for people to actually orchestrate that. But there are a few things to consider;

1. bin Laden's hate for the US wasn't something that just suddenly happened with 9/11. The bombings of the ambassades in Kenya and that other country that I can't remember in 98 I believe.
2. The total lack of communication between the different intelligence agencies that could have prevented it. It was a well known problem that had been going on for a long time.
3. The fanaticism of jihadists and their lack of care for civilians.

There are probably more factors as well that I haven't added, but I don't think the government is cruel enough to do something like that. That it was cold enough to see the benefit of it and use it for what it was worth I have no doubts about. Politicians are very often stone cold heartless bastards.

Topic Hate crime? Hate breeds more hate? Media's fault? Business as usual?
Posted 26 Apr 2012 13:20

Time you guys forget your (mainly hollywood invented) past and hang up the sixshooters and that goes for the cops too.

Think that's more a dream than what's actually gonna happen. You need a more leftist government than you have now and a Supreme Court that can say the second amendment does not inclued assultrifles. Or that it doesn't include guns at all. I don't mind the cops having guns, but when you have neighbourhood watch people with itchy triggerfingers there will be more incidents like this.