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Forum: Social Studies 02 July 2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 31,466
Posted By Troodon
I believe it is morally wrong for anyone to eat...

I believe it is morally wrong for anyone to eat meat; in a perfect world, killing animals for food would be a serious crime. It isn't an issue of "what you put in your body is your business" because...
Forum: Social Studies 09 June 2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 31,155
Posted By Troodon
There's a distinction to be made between studying...

There's a distinction to be made between studying a text and performing it. The former may be done analytically and unemotionally, but the latter, at least in my personal experience, requires some...
Forum: Fauxtography 07 July 2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 59,576
Posted By Troodon
So if the flag is indeed stolen, is it ironic...

So if the flag is indeed stolen, is it ironic (according to the dictionary definition of "irony") that he stole the flag because he did not like the message written on it and now his face is the one...
Forum: Fauxtography 27 May 2011, 03:26 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 204,268
Posted By Troodon
I think there is a big difference between a...

I think there is a big difference between a person put in circumstances that his hard work (or whatever other positive quality) isn't enough to overcome, and a person put in circumstances due to...
Forum: Fauxtography 25 May 2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 204,268
Posted By Troodon
I don't like the idea of giving someone my money...

I don't like the idea of giving someone my money unless they totally, absolutely need it (even then I don't like it but I'll do it), so I'm not pleased by seeing food-stamp receipts for lobster and...
Forum: Fauxtography 25 May 2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 204,268
Posted By Troodon
As I see it, the issue is not that poor people...

As I see it, the issue is not that poor people don't have the right to save up some food stamps to buy lobster and steak occasionally, but that if poor people can save up food stamps at all, that...
Forum: Fauxtography 24 May 2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 204,268
Posted By Troodon
Do we? I think almost no one likes bankers, and...

Do we? I think almost no one likes bankers, and I recall that the bank bailouts were extremely unpopular with some (including me).
Forum: Fauxtography 24 May 2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 204,268
Posted By Troodon
The odd thing is that if you weren't desperate...

The odd thing is that if you weren't desperate and didn't need the money, these things wouldn't have been such a problem for you. A system that makes things difficult for people who really need help...
Forum: Automobiles 13 May 2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 37,787
Posted By Troodon
Driving more quickly does lower MPG, because air...

Driving more quickly does lower MPG, because air resistance increases non-linearly with speed.
Forum: Glurge Gallery 25 April 2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 71,994
Posted By Troodon
Sure, fiddling contests.

Sure, fiddling contests.
Forum: Glurge Gallery 25 April 2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 71,994
Posted By Troodon
It doesn't take a chess genius to look one move...

It doesn't take a chess genius to look one move ahead; there are probably only several dozen options that would need to be considered. I wonder if whoever wrote this has actually ever played chess.
Forum: Automobiles 24 April 2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 85,770
Posted By Troodon
Under what circumstances would you hold down the...

Under what circumstances would you hold down the clutch for a long period of time? Maybe I wasn't correctly taught, but I only hold it down long enough to shift gears except when I want to show off...
Forum: Automobiles 24 April 2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 85,770
Posted By Troodon
Maybe it's just because of my taste in cars (I'd...

Maybe it's just because of my taste in cars (I'd rather ride my bike than drive a 4-door sedan) but every car I've considered buying new comes in manual (and is cheaper that way).

Admittedly, I...
Forum: Fauxtography 30 March 2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 41,560
Posted By Troodon
It's a preference often expressed by creepy...

It's a preference often expressed by creepy racists but I still think it isn't in itself creepy or racist. I mean, if I were dating an Asian woman I would not tell her about having such a preference...
Forum: Fauxtography 30 March 2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 41,560
Posted By Troodon
What's wrong with preferring women who look...

What's wrong with preferring women who look exotic?
Forum: Fauxtography 27 September 2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,168
Posted By Troodon
There's a similar sign, but with "fughedaboutit"...

There's a similar sign, but with "fughedaboutit" on the way from Brooklyn to Queens along the Belt Parkway.
Forum: Business 08 September 2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,703
Posted By Troodon
I hate talking to machines so much. It makes me...

I hate talking to machines so much. It makes me look and feel like an idiot. However, usually you can just use the phone's keypad even when they don't tell you that you can.
Forum: Automobiles 04 September 2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 61,108
Posted By Troodon
I met a handicapped driver here in MA and she...

I met a handicapped driver here in MA and she told me she did not have to pay into parking meters or obey "1 hour parking" restrictions, but I don't know about parking garages; I'd be surprised if...
Forum: Fauxtography 25 August 2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,691
Posted By Troodon
I don't think that's a crime in itself.

I don't think that's a crime in itself.
Forum: We've Got Mail 23 August 2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 64,193
Posted By Troodon
I wonder: when you get e-mails like this, do you...

I wonder: when you get e-mails like this, do you actually reply to them?
Forum: Fauxtography 16 July 2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 51,083
Posted By Troodon
I didn't say he was. All I said was that, as far...

I didn't say he was. All I said was that, as far as I know, Chinese supermarkets will not have a good selection of dairy products, in contrast to their large selection of bizarre meats.
Forum: Fauxtography 16 July 2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 51,083
Posted By Troodon
When my friend lived in China, he reported that...

When my friend lived in China, he reported that the local grocery store (not a small one) just sold something called "Cheese" which did not taste like anything he wanted to eat. Milk was hard to...
Forum: Questionable Quotes 15 July 2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,449
Posted By Troodon
One prospect I find interesting is the creation...

One prospect I find interesting is the creation of intelligent beings that can perform mental tasks at a human (or superhuman) level but nontheless do not and can not desire freedom.
Forum: Fauxtography 05 July 2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 48,292
Posted By Troodon
I have trouble believing that this is real. That...

I have trouble believing that this is real. That said, ****ing magnets, how do they work?
Forum: Fauxtography 24 June 2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 96,921
Posted By Troodon
I've seen a white tiger that looked like that at...

I've seen a white tiger that looked like that at either the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego animal park (I forget which) and the explanation given there was that it was a deformity caused by...
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