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#293309
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test for lordjedi
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Originally posted by: Rob
lordjedi,
After engaging in various arguments with you over the past few days, I would like to ask you the following questions in order to be less ignorant of your overall viewpoint. Feel free to ask me similar questions as I have no problem answering them. That way we can get to know the extremes of each others viewpoints and avoid wasting time on arguments on which we will never see eye to eye.

1. Should a child be given medical treatment free of charge by American taxpayers if his or her parents do not have health insurance? See my previous post on this. How is it paid for?

2. Is Ann Coulter a cunt (does she make you at least a little bit uneasy)? Ad-hominem. When you can't dispute someone on the basis of facts call them a cunt...or a fag. Or gay.

3. Is Rush Limbaugh a hypocrite (do you find him laughable)? I find him correct in 9 of the 10 things he says. Or at least I agree with 9 of 10.

4. Is George Bush a conservative? Not by a long shot.

5. Is George Bush a bit of a dunce?
Yes. So was Truman. He's the guy modern academics...and the media...claim REALLY won the Cold War. He did this by losing China and Eastern Europe to the Communists. But he won. Not Reagan.

5. Should gay couples be able to adopt children that are otherwised not wanted by straight couples and are going to live in a foster home if not adopted by a homosexual couple. Please don't qualify this question, anwser it as a hypothetical if you must.
The entire question is one big qualification.

6. Who killed JFK?
Many people.

7. Should pot be legal?
Yes. That way it can be taxed out of existence like cigarettes.

8. Should the "God Hates Fags" people have the right to protest at the funerals of American Soldiers? I am not asking this in terms of a states rights question, I'm asking whether or not YOU feel that they should have that right.
No.
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#293308
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test for lordjedi
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Originally posted by: Rob
You're right I had two questions 5s and for that I deserve to be flogged. That was an interesting way to avoid a very telling queston. Now that have a better feel for your opinions, let me narrow it down.

1. Should we as American citizens pay for the extended medical care (i.e. cancer, heart defects, etc.) of children whose parents do not have medical insurance? Yes. How does it get paid for?

2. Should gay couples be able to adopt children that are otherwise not wanted by straight couples and are going to live in a foster home if not adopted by a homosexual couple. Please don't qualify this question, anwser it as a hypothetical if you must. Yeah, whatever you do don't qualify your answer. If the child was born under a full moon, on the day when the moons of Saturn and Jupiter are aligned, at high noon with a 9.5 earthquake. Questions like this leave the door wide open for gay adoption in all circumstances.

3. Do you believe that Bill Clinton would have a higher IQ than George Bush on a widely accepted IQ test (spacial reasoning, visual memory, etc.) ?
Yes. Point?

4. Should women be allowed to discretely breast feed in public?
It's not a civil rights issue, but as usual it MUST be made one. Define discretely.

5. Should American's have the right to carry a concealed handgun in any state, or should states be able to decide which out of staters are allowed to carry in their state as they can now?
In keeping with the 10th amendment, the right to bear arms is explicitly spelled out in the Constitution, which by definition means it's not only a state issue. States can and should exercise some control over their firearms laws, but should not be able to ban their citizens from carrying them. Concealed carry reciprocity should be a codified federal law.

6. What is the greatest tv sitcom of all time?
Arrested Development
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#292776
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"Nuclear Energy: A Green Makes the Case"
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Originally posted by: Tiptup
Perhaps I'll read the article later, but as far as I'm concerned, Nuclear energy is the cleanest energy available today. It's rather backwards that the US hasn't invested in it more as a means of generating power. Still, an ideal nuclear power plant would utilize fusion and not fission. When that becomes available and safe, that's what I'd rather see us move towards.


I'm just impressed as hell that the U.S. is going to start recycling spent fuel. The article states that 95% of fuel can be recycled. It's unbelievable that France is beating the U.S. in nuclear energy.
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#292457
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Hello Everyone----
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Originally posted by: ferris209
I am a singer as well, albeit a country singer, it is a rewarding and wonderful thing. You'll get addicted to public performances like crack though. I love Dean Martin, you ought to model yourself more after him than Sinatra, IMHO.


"Then the moon hit his eye like a big pizza pie. We wrote a song about it! But it wound up infringing on another song he wrote..." -Krusty the Clown

Dino is the man.
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#292045
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Transformers: The Movie
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Originally posted by: lordjedi
Originally posted by: JediSage
As a first gen fan I was a little sad to not hear the voices I grew up with, and also the PC choice to not let Megatron be a gun.


I haven't seen it yet, but how was that a PC choice? They said time and again during production that all the transformations would be real size. How would Megatron possibly go from a 20' tall robot to an 8" gun? That's not PC, that's realism. The only thing they really could've done was make him a tank.

If they had made him a gun, then yeah, all the fanboys would've loved it, but everyone else would've been taken right out of the movie the moment he transformed.


Then they should have been consistent with how they applied that rule. For almost the whole last 1/2 of the film the All-Spark is almost the size of a room, then it shrank to a size that would allow Sam to carry it. Yes, you're right about it being about practicality vs politics, however in the original series Megatron is shown transforming and being wielded by bots and humans alike, changing mass as needed.
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#292039
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Transformers: The Movie
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Saw it last night. Thought the movie as a whole was quite good.






**Minor Spoilers?**

The dialog and tight plot threads were a breath of fresh air, especially in an action movie. The acting was passable, and it was good to see the U.S. government and military in a fairly good light for a change. John Turturo as the Section 7 guy was great comic relief. The All-Spark story was a little weak (doesn't that thing create any good robots?).

Sam's character was well done, in spite of the usual cliched hero teen. He wasn't annoying at all, and it was good to see a teen character with parents who don't put up with their crap (for the most part).

Meagan Fox was unbelievably hot (of course you don't see the tattoos, which ruin her for me) and also not annoying.

The CG was just breathtaking, though at times during the showdown at the end it was a little difficult to know who was who. I was a little annoyed by Megatron's relative lack of screen time and also lack of ORIGINAL VOICE. That combined with the lack of Star Scream having much to do and also without original voice I was a little put off. As a first gen fan I was a little sad to not hear the voices I grew up with, and also the PC choice to not let Megatron be a gun. Also, the Constructicons...no combined Devastator??

All in all a very good experience. I've heard rumors that they've got a total of 4 in the works, so we could be looking at a nice franchise for the next 10 years or so.
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#291970
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Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way
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Originally posted by: C3PX
Any one else ever read this? I read it last month for some light reading and really found it entertaining. It is by no means a master piece of literature, but if you like Brice Campbell it is definately worth a read. The book does go way over the top at parts though, from the beginning you might even be able to wonder whether the events of the book really happened or not, but before long Bruce makes it very obvious that it is all just for fun. I nearly choked to death laughing during the part where Jack Nicholson talks about wanting to make a third China Town film.


Check your spelling CP...You said "Brice" a couple of times. Just a heads up.

I've been a Campbell fan since AOD. I LOVE his style. Haven't read his books yet, but I'll definitely pick them up one of these days.