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  1. Cow Queen

    This place still exists? Interesting.

    Nice to see you too. I'm remarking on the absurdity, not any kind of unhappiness. It's fun to visit old places I used to spend a ton of my time at, whether geographical or virtual. So, yeah, okay, nice to see you again, Lilshu.
  2. Cow Queen

    This place still exists? Interesting.

    Hey, I was just going to make a topic titled exactly the same thing. I haven't been active on this site in four years. What the hell am I still getting messages from it for?
  3. Cow Queen

    What Good Have You Done Today?

    Every one of us gets to live within a structured society, where individuals are largely protected and given personal rights and freedoms. These days, among your average person, these rights and freedoms, their very presence, it's passive, it's just assumed that we have them. The benefits we get from society are taken for granted, it's all expected, it's demanded. It's "what we deserve", just by being here, just by existing. Now obviously, I'm a bit curious to see how true this is. So, I want to ask, to every person out there who's bothered to read this post, what exactly you've done to benefit others. What have you done to deserve so much from the world? It could be small, it could only have affected one or two people, it just ought to be something that benefits others more than it benefits you. In essence, what good deed have you done today? ~CQ
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    How Well Do You Know Your World?

    369,032 points total, and 29,596 on level 10. I flipping rock ~CQ
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    Seinfeld Band Names!

    The Soup Nazis. Made of win, that one ~CQ
  6. Cow Queen

    Worst Laws You've Broken?

    Are you an aspiring supervillain? Of course not. The term is Well Intentioned Extremist, and we don't appreciate your derogatory remarks ~CQ :) Pardon my skepticism but when you are researching how to make bombs and break laws how can you call that well intentioned? Depends on what I use them for. The explosives are the "Extremist" part. How I plan on using them is the "Intention" part. And if how I plan on using them involves the accidental incineration of a few choice idiot blond celebrities, well then, that's the "Well" Intentioned part. Click the link up there for a more detailed explanation of what I'm talking about :P ~CQ The irony in this, is that you just made a "What Good Have you Done?" topic. Oi! Nobody said that any action has yet been taken! It's only theorizing, as of yet, the only laws I've broken is actually visiting the anarchist sites, which the FBI monitors. And how can a little extra knowledge possibly be a bad thing? :/ ~CQ
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    Worst Laws You've Broken?

    Are you an aspiring supervillain? Of course not. The term is Well Intentioned Extremist, and we don't appreciate your derogatory remarks ~CQ Pardon my skepticism but when you are researching how to make bombs and break laws how can you call that well intentioned? Depends on what I use them for. The explosives are the "Extremist" part. How I plan on using them is the "Intention" part. And if how I plan on using them involves the accidental incineration of a few choice idiot blond celebrities, well then, that's the "Well" Intentioned part. Click the link up there for a more detailed explanation of what I'm talking about ~CQ :)
  8. Cow Queen

    Not Looking So Good

    Or you could go to a friend's house for some of them, and tell them they can come over and stay at your ultra awesome, so-amazing-because-it's-in-another-country European home next summer.
  9. Cow Queen

    Not Looking So Good

    Seriously? You have the opportunity to be a legal European, complete with all the pure awesome attractiveness that foreigners have to chicks here in the US, and you've decided to complain that you might "have" to spend all your vacations in Europe? What the fuzz is wrong with you, man?!
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    Worst Laws You've Broken?

    Are you an aspiring supervillain? Of course not. The term is Well Intentioned Extremist, and we don't appreciate your derogatory remarks ~CQ
  11. Cow Queen

    Worst Laws You've Broken?

    I've spent a large amount of time the last several months browsing around anarchist websites, reading dozens of articles with detailed instructions on how to commit various felonies and criminal offenses. Some simply gave instructions for how to rip off vending machines and other petty crimes. Others gave in depth, detailed instructions on how to forge identities and government documents (as well as a list of a couple dozen companies who sell fake drivers licenses, press passes, documents and the like), and how to create and wire up various explosives while leaving minimal trace evidence Pretty informative reading. (For obvious reasons, I am not going to be giving any links You want instructions for making mercury fulminate, find them yourself. Just, er, use a public computer at a library or something.) ~CQ
  12. Cow Queen

    What Good Have You Done Today?

    :/ Yay for you! I have no authority on the awarding of the Nobel, but I do have quite a bit of authority on the awarding of cookies. ~CQ
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    Lies

    http://www.what-is-cancer.com/papers/newme...oandcancer.html Now, were Dr.Klopfer to decide to tell his patient the truth, that his medication was actually water, and the patient relapsed and died, could you really call him morally superior? And yet, he told a lie, a very big, very important, very life changing lie. Even if he told it to help someone, is he morally superior because of it? I really do hate writing the same thing twice. I've been thinking about morality a lot lately, and I remembered this topic. What do you think: Truth or a lie? In addition, there's the religion aspect of it, for those of you who are triumphantly atheist and believe religion is a lie. If believing there's a higher power at work makes their life have meaning and purpose, and they're not really hurting anyone, can you really justify trying to get them to believe what you believe? ~CQ -.-
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    Gay Marrige/ Adoption

    Funnily enough, that's almost a semi-accurate summary of a few of the things I've said. Good job! You can read! :P Yes, the stereotype is nonsense, but if someone decided to dress that way, they can go on ahead, nobody has or should have a right to stop them. However, it doesn't help Gay Rights in general, as explained below, above, to the left, right, center, and anywhere else you could possibly look. You know full well what I propose, if you read my first post in this topic: Aw, darn it to heck, seems you can't read. That, and everything you see is in black and white, which explains ooooh so much. Nobody's forbidding a thing, nobody even suggested anything remotely that extreme until you did, as, it seems, is usually the case. Read the post I quoted above. Read any of Heb0, Gillis, or D-Jizzy's posts. Or, if you have to, get someone who can read to come and help you. :P If you happen to know any gay men who actually exist, and follow all the high-pitched, effeminate, absurdly dressed stereotypes for reasons other than getting attention (and don't live in Vegas), please, introduce me. I must just live in the wrong area. ..... Really? Really? You misinterpret half of what's said, ignore the other half, call everyone who opposes you discriminatory bigots, and fail to understand the basic ideas of nearly every opposing post, and then you wonder why people are irritated with you? :) Gillis is right. Now you're just F***ing with us. ~CQ -.-
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    Gay Marrige/ Adoption

    For the last flipping time nobody says they don't have a right to dress up. I personally couldn't care less if anyone, gay or not, decided it'd be fun to walk down the street in a speedo, or any other kind of ridiculous clothing, since it doesn't affect me in the least. What people are saying is that doing so at a Gay Rights protest wouldn't be as good for the cause as dressing up normally. As for your assumption that pirate costumes and bikinis and drag are "the way they are", I could not disagree more. You're asserting that the stereotype of gay men is true. It's not. For the most part, gays are exactly like everyone else, and the compulsion to dress up like women and talk high pitched and other nonsense isn't any stronger for them than it is for a hetero. It's simply become as a (generally nonconstructive) form of protest. NO WE ARE NOT Get that through your head. Nobody said it was their fault. The fact that you can't read that and figure it out for yourself is honestly pathetic. Look at our posts for more than two seconds, it might clear some things up. The difference is that nobody's saying they can't. If you don't understand what someone is saying, don't go trying to argue with them about it. ~CQ -.-
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    Gay Marrige/ Adoption

    So, you deny that gays should be given basic rights provided to straight people because of the way they dress? :P You know, they used this EXACT same argument to deny "Votes for Women" -- because certain women insisted on not dressing "properly", but wearing pantaloons!!! Pantaloons!!!?!?!?!?!? eleventyones! OMG! :P -.- Read his damn post. If you ever get to that, read the two before at as well. Holy crap I feel like I'm part of some kind of huge practical joke. I did read it -- and like I said, it is providing the same argument that has been employed before. Perhaps you should equip yourself with knowledge of the Suffragette Movement, and the obstacles and arguments employed against them? :) Perhaps you should read and respond to the two posts which were actually organized and presented in a way that make our side of the issue easily comprehensible, rather than pathetically misinterpreting the various posts others make to piggy-back onto those better arguments. I may have provided a similar argument as Gillis and heb0 and others have before, but you have yet to provide anything more than a flimsy excuse for a counter, and several idiot claims of discrimination. You hide behind a masquerade of cheap insults and misplaced self-righteousness, construing yourself as too "above it all" to bother explaining yourself properly. What are you doing in the Debate Room if you're incapable of debating? Gillis, you're not the only one. What the hell did I just get myself into? :) ~CQ :P
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    Gay Marrige/ Adoption

    I've been following this debate for quite a while, but I think I'll take this time to note a few things. Egghebrecht, while you've got a lot of enthusiasm for the topic, you don't seem to realize that things are not "Either this, or that". It is possible to do something to get attention to the gay rights issue without causing shock and disgust by those who feel men in bikinis are shocking and disgusting. If the people you're trying to convince are unable to look past something as silly as the clothing the protesters are wearing, then they'll never hear a word that's said, and all of those fantastic points about how gays have every right to marry and how they're perfectly natural and normal and moral will just be utterly lost. Yes, you have a great point, having a gay rights rally is a lot cheaper than making commercials, and will get a lot more attention than any symposium. But wouldn't it be better for the cause, wouldn't it get the point across so much better, if those news cameras showed gays looking like your average person off the street? Wouldn't that convey that they're exactly like everyone else infinitely better than seeing a street full of drag queens? I'd also like to note that your comparison with Martin Luther King actually takes away from your point: You seem to be trying to convey that more extreme measures need to be taken for anything to happen, and that MLK did the same thing. Funnily enough, he's famous for bringing attention to his cause despite not being extreme. While others wanted to fight, to protest violently, he instead resisted passively, modeling his protests after Gandhi. And it worked! While riot police were releasing dogs on them and spraying them with hoses and beating them, they did not fight back, and pictures and videos of them not fighting back were spread throughout the country. The logic was that by nonviolently protesting, onlookers would sympathize and identify with them, instead of with those who are opposing them. But see, if you apply that logic to Gay Rights, it's clear that it's far easier for your average Joe to empathize with a middle-aged man in jeans and a rainbow T-shirt than it is to empathize with a middle-aged man in a bikini. Yes, drawing attention plays its role, but change will only come when the rest of the world empathizes with those being discriminated against, when they feel their pain and what they go through. Once you've got empathy, the next step is acceptance. Then we can break out the tights :) ~CQ -.-
  18. Cow Queen

    An Interesting Question

    Quite a few, if you consider how once it starts getting too close, the sun would start boiling the blood, and your ability to swallow pills would be significantly reduced. Maybe down them all at once?
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    3 Yr Anniversary!

    Whats that? He means a pear. You should become a pear farmer, and grow pears. That's all -.- Congrats on three years. I think I'm coming up on four and a half in a few days.....
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    Lies

    Yes, it's possible that if you tell a lie, it would eventually come out. It's also possible that nobody would ever find out, and everything works out fine. Your conclusion is based on the assumption that a lie will always be found out, and despite what all those nifty little expressions say, the truth isn't always discovered. In fact, if you'd like to take police files as a decent representation, the truth doesn't come out even most of the time. Usually, crimes remain unsolved, and the truth remains a mystery. Of course, the lies we're dealing with in this topic aren't crimes, they're lies told to benefit people. Say you had the option of telling someone the truth, which would make their life notably worse,or telling them a lie, which would make their life notably better. Even if the lie were found out, and their life became worse, they're no worse off than they would have been if you'd told them the truth in the first place. In fact, up until the lie were found out, their life would have been better, so the absolute worst outcome of lying in this situation would still be better than the best (and only) outcome of telling the truth, even if there's some amount of faith lost in the process. Lying to benefit someone is better than being honest about something that would hurt them. ~CQ -.-
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    Lies

    If religion would be just that, I'd be completely fine with that. Unfortunately, it's not. I could sum up a huge list how I could (and should) feel personally offended by most religions. However, the only religion that I can have respect for is Buddhism. Funnily enough, the vast majority of people who are part of a religion are usually fine with living their lives quietly, without imposing their beliefs on everyone else. It's just that, as you've figured out from the homosexuality debate, the radicals are the only ones people ever really notice, so it's often assumed everyone in the group is like that. Also, this sort of thing works both ways: If you've decided to take personal offense from religions which have devout members that've been publicized as holding views on matters which contradict your own, and you insist on reacting as such, you'll soon find that you've joined those radicals who make all us Atheists hated by huge numbers of people. i.e., Favorable and Unfavorable :) Because that which is based upon a lie cannot withstand the test of time. Eventually, the lie upon which it is based becomes known, and the whole damn thing crumbles as a result of it. Unless, to continue your metaphor, it grows some new legs to stand on before the lie falls apart, in which case it's all moot. To take the Placebo Effect example, say you have a tumor which is inoperable, the chemo isn't working, and your doctor comes in and tells you about this new miracle drug which just came out and is shown to help for exactly your type of cancer. Actually, it's Tylenol, but you believe what he says, and you start to get better. The tumor shrinks a bit, and they're now able to operate, and remove all traces of it. Later on, you might find out that your medicine wasn't really the miracle drug you thought it was. But does that mean the tumor grows back? Does that mean the "medicine" never helped, and that the feeling you had of improving wasn't real? Not at all! Because though the initial base for the improvement was a lie that's now known and fallen apart, it's grown some new "legs" to stand on, which was the surgery that made it all a moot point. If someone tells you something that makes you feel angry, you felt angry whether what you were told was a lie or not. Lies may be false, but the reactions to them are quite real, whether it jives with your philosophy or not. ~CQ -.-
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    Lies

    I disagree. In fact, I don't believe morality, right and wrong, exist at all. Instead, there is favorable and unfavorable. It is favorable to listen to your parents, because they usually know more than you, and listening to them will keep you safer than ignoring them. It is favorable to recycle cans, because not only are you making sure less metal is wasted which benefits society as a whole, but you get a shiny new dime out of it, too. None of this silly "right and wrong" business, where you have to do this and that but never that, just because "I said so". Thus, if you care about someone's happiness, and that person will become only better off if you tell them a particular lie, and the only downside is that it requires a lie, then that's favorable. I'd also like to point out that you're treading on some pretty sketchy territory. Lies are essentially misinforming someone. If you're knowingly leading them to believe something which is false, even if you don't outright say it, then like it or not, that is a lie. 'Rewording' something to make "Your meds are just water" into "your meds will cure cancer" can hardly qualify as truth -.- ... Okay... Were any of those lies told for the sole benefit of someone else in a matter where the outcome of your lie was good, and would ultimately help much more than telling the truth would have? Or were your two vaguely introspective statements just there for decoration? :P I assure you, lying is bad. It benefits my peers emotionally sometimes, but in the end it cannot be for good. If you can't say the truth without hurting, don't say anything. And I assure you, your assurance does nothing. Why precisely can it never be good? And what do you mean by "the end"? Do you mean the end of the world, when the sun explodes and every human on earth is vaporized, millions of years after you and anyone who heard the lie is dead and gone? You're being rather vague, so it's hard to argue with you :P You're only alive temporarily. If a "lie" has made your ever-so-temporary life substantially better, and things are fixed until the initial lie becomes moot, how is that not for the better? And then the tumors came back and the patient died a horrible death from cancer? :) Someone mentioned that in the last topic. Let's see now, where did that quote go? Aha! ~CQ :)
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    Lies

    What, then determines if in an individual case it is acceptable to lie? Who has the right to judge that? Why is misleading immoral if it prevents needless suffering and unhappiness? Isn't the purpose of morals to promote the well being of the group? ~CQ -.-
  24. Cow Queen

    Lies

    Alright then. That's nice. I'm glad you have an opinion on the matter. Would you like to be so kind as to explain why you have that opinion, so there's a chance of a debate popping up, or did you just think posting various tidbits about yourself was in any way helpful and productive in a discussion? Because if it was the latter, then I'm sorry, but you're quite mistaken. In essence: Why is lying bad? ... Okay... Were any of those lies told for the sole benefit of someone else in a matter where the outcome of your lie was good, and would ultimately help much more than telling the truth would have? Or were your two vaguely introspective statements just there for decoration? :) ~CQ -.-
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