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re: Why is violent crime going down? - efrad
[quote]Who knows. [/quote] Honestly, it's probably a combination of a ton of shite mentioned in here as well as other things. Culture has changed. ...
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re: UPDATED W/ INFO: A fine individual stole my 60 year old Mom's phone. WWTOTD? - efrad
So what the frick happened?...
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re: How many of you honestly think CNN News is "fair and balanced?" - efrad
[quote]How many of you honestly think that "bias" is an adjective? It's not, you dumb motherfrickers.[/quote] This is one of my biggest pet peeves. Anyway, MSNBC is off the deep end nuts, Fox is slightly more reasonable but is obviously the unofficial media division of the Republic...
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re: If a person believes in evolution should they still get their child baptized? - efrad
The Catholic Church's stance is that it supports evolution. So your question doesn't make any sense. ...
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re: What are your Go-To's for Technology News? - efrad
[quote]I'm just fairly persistent about pointing out GMan's dumbassery. [/quote] I must be a dumbass too because I've certainly never heard of them....
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re: German pro basketball team relegated to lower division due to Windows update - efrad
[quote]What if your computer didn't automatically update virus definitions? It could be exploited and rendered unusable without asking for a lot longer than two minutes. That is just plain poor design. [/quote] We're not talking about virus definitions so why does that matter? All the comput...
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re: What's the best skyline in Louisiana? - efrad
Chalmette :bow: [img]http://i.imgur.com/OScVEwk.jpg[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/ZavngVZ.jpg[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/9r98l4s.jpg[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/lGH7UDl.jpg[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/EHVyvFA.jpg[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/k7DUIQf.jpg[/img]...
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re: German pro basketball team relegated to lower division due to Windows update - efrad
[quote]All he had to do was change the setting before using the computer for something important. Of the countless times he had to wait to use the computer while it installed updates, you would think he had the sense to change the setting at some point.[/quote] Most end users don't think to d...
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re: What are your Go-To's for Technology News? - efrad
[quote]They were listed in CNet's Blog 100 list and had 6.4 million daily readers/subscribers as of their last day of operation, which was 18 days ago. So really-truth be told-it's just an example of how ignorant you are. [/quote] We were talking about things that are relevant and you bring...
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re: What are your Go-To's for Technology News? - efrad
I check Slashdot and Ars Technica daily. If I get bored sometimes I'll read MacRumors....
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re: History question: How did we become a democracy? - efrad
[quote]What? Clinton & Obama talk about promoting democracy in the Middle East too. They all say it [/quote] You're right, I didn't mean to imply that only the right-wing has used this. All American politicians will use the democracy card at any point in time where it will benefit them. The r...
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re: History question: How did we become a democracy? - efrad
[quote]Don't you think for the average person who might not understand that historical context, it's a disservice for pols to repeatedly praise our "great democracy"? It could give them a very wrong impression on issues and they would support simply it for being "democratic." [/quote] Politician...
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re: History question: How did we become a democracy? - efrad
[quote]True. People's Republic of China, People's Republic of North Korea[/quote] To be fair, North Korea is the Democratic Republic of Korea, whereas South Korea is the Republic of Korea. Of course, that's a propaganda label. ...
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re: History question: How did we become a democracy? - efrad
Exactly. Not to mention that the USSR was the Union of Soviet Socialist [i]Republics[/i]. Thus you use the term [i]democracy[/i] when you want to distinguish yourself....
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re: History question: How did we become a democracy? - efrad
[quote]Great question. Why does every single person in the media and every single President and almost every single represenstative always call us a democracy every single time and never calls us a republic ever? [/quote] Because "power by the masses" is always the context this topic gets broug...
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re: History question: How did we become a democracy? - efrad
[quote]Except it wasn't really used generically to refer to America. It's in the constitution 0 times. No one ever referred to America as a democracy until the 20th century. We were called a republic. Now, turn on the news. Everyone calls us a democracy, no one calls us a republic [/quote] Why d...
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re: History question: How did we become a democracy? - efrad
[quote]Why did our definition of democracy EVOLVE to be dumber? We already had "republic", "representative democracy", etc [/quote] I would not say that the definition of "democracy" evolved to be dumber. In Ancient Greece, there were basically two opposed concepts, demokratia (rule of peopl...
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re: How will high schools handle the Apple Watch? - efrad
[quote]Teachers know and see everything.[/quote] The bad kids know this isn't true. ...
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re: German pro basketball team relegated to lower division due to Windows update - efrad
[quote]By default, Windows automatically downloads and installs updates. It's very easy to change this setting. [/quote] Oh, so you're saying all he had to do when he saw the "Installing Updates; Do Not Turn Off Your Computer" screen he encountered for 17 minutes when he turned the crashed comp...
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re: What would your reaction be if a girl was rocking the 80's look down under? - efrad
[quote][quote]Newsflash: If you really get serious, that's what you'll be looking at eventually anyway. [/quote] Married and...no. Three days max.[/quote] The key word is "eventually."...
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