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  1. Thread: Tear

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    Tear

    Yeah, we've got great impartial mods here at TWF. Wraith prefers to work in secret. I decline:



    All the best,
    The World Forgotten[/QUOTE]

    Dear Wraith,

    Fuck you. You know damned well...
  2. Thread: New BSG Series

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    Um, let's see. New Caprica, cylon occupation,...

    Um, let's see. New Caprica, cylon occupation, humans serving in police force. Tigh's group sends in a suicide bomber to take out the new recruits graduation day. Very nice manipulation of our...
  3. Thread: The Moon

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    I disagree. Given the brutality of evolution, I...

    I disagree. Given the brutality of evolution, I don't want to run into another intelligent species. My curiosity is maxed, but trumped by my pragmatism, which says that whetting said curiosity...
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    And the other times he said it, as shown in the...

    And the other times he said it, as shown in the Colbert clip?
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    Right! TWF as a nanny state....

    Right! TWF as a nanny state....
  6. :up:

    :up:
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    No, I was pointing out that my initial post did...

    No, I was pointing out that my initial post did have substantial comment as opposed to ad hominem.



    Not while I'm being lectured, no. I prefer to rebut the people who are lecturing me.


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    1) I thought my initial response was reasonable....

    1) I thought my initial response was reasonable.
    2) I should ignore all responses to me?
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    :haha: {also love Shaq face, and am secretly...

    :haha: {also love Shaq face, and am secretly praying that Shaq goes into broadcasting after his fat ass retires.}



    You postulate this for a man whose profession is to be clear and articulate?...
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    Yeah, my wife did that ... to her thesis advisor....

    Yeah, my wife did that ... to her thesis advisor. My wife started right after her adviser had had a baby, and even had to convince the adviser to take a student that year. When we showed up in...
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    After seven years of nothing but? There's a...

    After seven years of nothing but? There's a point at which that becomes not generous, but idiotic.


    Who cares?



    Heh, I'm going to guess you like it from somebody. :p

    I wonder where the...
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    Your most embarrassing moment

    Two anecdotes:
    Me: somewhere in mid-elementary school, I'm guessing 3rd or 4th grade, with just a few days left in the school year, my mom asked me if I had any specific plans or goals for the...
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    Well sure. IIRC the accompanying article was...

    Well sure. IIRC the accompanying article was pretty clear in pointing out that it was an exercise. But it was also helpful to get people to think about what they'd be willing to give up to balance...
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    Yes, excellent of you to recall that example!

    Yes, excellent of you to recall that example!
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    Ahem. Well. Sure. But I refuse to play...

    Ahem. Well.



    Sure. But I refuse to play ball with somebody when they're just dicking around trying to manipulate us. If Lewk has turned over a new leaf, more power to him and I'll gladly...
  16. Dunno, but he pulled out the word "easements," ...

    Dunno, but he pulled out the word "easements," which is what I was looking for.
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    An event that marked me was the suicide of the...

    An event that marked me was the suicide of the captain of my undergrad ultimate team, a classmate and good friend. He was a very quiet and sweet-natured guy. An excellent athlete, very...
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    Such a very sad story. Some people manage to...

    Such a very sad story. Some people manage to overcome such trauma, and some don't. I've always suspected that the survival ability was either innate or the family context from which they came (an...
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    Overly severe sentencing? OK, I get it. What...

    Overly severe sentencing? OK, I get it.

    What about the rest?

    I'll add a tidbit that most are probably not aware of. Medicare actually pays for the kidney transplant and first three years of...
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    Sure!

    Sure!
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    Interesting ethical conundrum

    this one lies closer to home than most, which caught my attention.



    Hmm, a number of ethical conundrums here.
    1) Western Medical ethics has clearly established that there should be no quid pro...
  22. Thread: New BSG Series

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    Hmm, this thread looks like one long spoiler.... ...

    Hmm, this thread looks like one long spoiler.... Good thing I finally finished up BSG. Have yet to watch Caprica though, hint, hint.



    Implicit in this is that an Asimov never wrote robot...
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    Or trippy photoshop counterpoint [/jaded]

    Or trippy photoshop counterpoint [/jaded]
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    I'm going to guess that Ness was engaging in some...

    I'm going to guess that Ness was engaging in some smart-ass sarcastic shooting from the hip, which I thought was fairly evident at the time. Certainly didn't justify this

    except that it's coming...
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    I'm struggling to remember what I did. I think I...

    I'm struggling to remember what I did. I think I raised retirement age (something I'd support even if there were no budget crisis), modestly cut defense (ditto), and other stuff that I can't...
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