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1  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Actual Horrible People (Fox News) on: April 23, 2015, 03:43 pm
Guys, all this fighting is taking us away from the real issue at hand, which is that Karl is rather confident of his gif-lip-reading abilities and I find that amusing

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2  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Actual Horrible People (Fox News) on: April 22, 2015, 03:05 pm
Guys, all this fighting is taking us away from the real issue at hand, which is that Karl is rather confident of his gif-lip-reading abilities and I find that amusing
3  Forum / General Discussion / Re: this is me irl on: April 20, 2015, 04:15 pm


4  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Anonymous Facebook Status Thingies on: April 20, 2015, 01:34 am
A friend of my friend is an obnoxious hippie, it seems

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I feel a little clarification is required in these heady and emotional times. I am not an anti-vaxxer; I am not a pro-vaxxer. I find these terms as childish and useful as pro-life/pro-choice or "with us or the terrorists".
Such polemical debates (not to mention ad hominem argument) I believe are easily shown serve to reduce complex phenomena in to self-affirming increasingly irresolvable dilemmas. Each side of the perceived divide is strengthened and blinded by framing the discussion in terms of a conflicting dichotomy.
Dilemma con not be resolved through conflict, for that leads to the shooting of abortion doctors, the burning of witches and heretics and the desecration of the good. Dilemma must be transcended through reframing (usually with technology or a shift in understanding and additional perspective.)
Again with the vaxx arguments, one side dismisses the oppositions arguments with cries of psuedo-science and the other discredits with claims of corporate corruption.
All statements are true in some sense, false in some sense and meaningless in another.
Claims that don't have polio now because of vaccination seems as outrageous to me as vaccines cause autism.
Both seem grown out of the manure of belief systems. There is so much conflicting data and allegations, studies, flawed studies, vested interest, politicising and dogmatic thinking who the fuck really knows?
Science does! comes the cry from many with with a blatant disregard for conformation bias, political manipulation or historical record and couldn't evaluate a peer reviewed journal if it bit them on the arse. Equally claiming to know what is best for "your" child because you are a parent doesn't inspire me with confidence in your ability to reason. Drug company CEOs can be parents as well.
Have I alienated everyone yet? That is not my intention. What is my intention? I dunno as this seems to be evolving into a ramble.
My own beliefs on vaccination are for the present and a highly summarised form that should in no way be interpreted as accurate are:
Some vaccines may have been very beneficial in reducing the suffering from epidemics.
Some vaccines may still be beneficial in reducing the suffering from epidemics.
Some vaccines have been shown to be harmful and have been removed from use.
All vaccination contains some degree risk.
Vaccination seems to be one way immunising against disease.
Blanket immunisation of a population with pharmaceutical products to "eradicate" diseases seem to be attractive to a certain way of viewing what is disease.
Recently our understanding of ecosystem health and disease has been greatly expanded, the effect of poverty and relative wealth have on the health of populations also.
Money influences many things.
The way to reduce disease (and pandemic) is to reduce poverty and relative wealth gaps and promote healthy environments.
People are more resilient to disease if they are well nourished and unstressed.
Viruses likewise flourish in relative poverty.
Maintaining healthy microbiota in your body and surrounds is probably the best thing you can do for your health.
The placebo effect may be more important than we realise.
And mostly I believe people should be allowed their last remaining sovereignty, that over their own body.
Nothing is as personal as one's own body. Nobody can know your sensations, your pains or truly your joys.
We are sovereigns of ourself if nothing else.
And if you disagree let your argument stand on it's merits I invite you please.
5  Forum / General Discussion / Re: It's been too long since we had some good forum drama on: April 13, 2015, 05:15 pm
Oh, well I'm out then. Have fun
6  Forum / General Discussion / Re: It's been too long since we had some good forum drama on: April 13, 2015, 04:01 pm
Hey guys what's going on in this thread
7  Forum / General Discussion / Re: my dick works on: March 31, 2015, 12:35 am
when can we expect the photos of the fat baby lying on the ground next to the fat dog
8  Forum / Food / Re: Canadian food/beverages that are also fit for human consumption on: March 23, 2015, 03:07 pm
Thanks for the advice, guys. I'm going to be here until August, so there's plenty of time to try these recommendations out.
9  Forum / Food / Canadian food/beverages that are also fit for human consumption on: March 16, 2015, 04:20 pm
So I'm in Canada now - Calgary, specifically - and I was wondering what is some good stuff to shove in my face, and maybe some good restaurants or bars to be in while I do that.

I don't really have any culinary hangups* so any recommendations will be noted. General advice on shopping for cooking ingredients or avoiding particular brands is also appreciated.




*This does not include pineapple on pizza, since that is not technically classified as food. Don't even go there, BSam.
10  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: I'm going to pursue comedy full time, tell me I'm crazy? on: March 12, 2015, 04:47 pm
I fully endorse Ishliqour's plan of quitting his day job to pursue his comedy career.
11  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Actual Horrible People (Fox News) on: February 25, 2015, 10:06 pm
Hands where we can see them, fellas. We don't want any hanky panky goin on down there.
12  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: Old Games You Finally Got Around To on: February 18, 2015, 02:01 am
I think if you're only ever doing the "go here, do that" main quest then yeah, Morrowind will hold your hand more than Skyrim ever did. But if you're like me then you'll just blow off the main quest to dick around the countryside and either stumble across a daedric shrine and get your level five arse handed to you for all eternity, or murder some random npc only for the game to inform you that person was important and you've just doomed yourself to permanent failure.

You're still jumping everywhere though, right? It's the only way to get around.
13  Forum / Science! and Sports / Re: The Cricket Thread on: February 14, 2015, 08:07 pm
Yeah, what started out as a fairly standard match between rivals turned very ridiculous about halfway through the Aussie innings and didn't let up until that final English wicket. The look on Taylor's face at the end said it all, really.
14  Forum / General Discussion / Re: this is me irl on: February 14, 2015, 06:36 am
15  Forum / Linkies / Re: News Stories That You Love on: February 14, 2015, 05:22 am
www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-14/japanese-men-protest-valentines-day-/6101788
16  Forum / Science! and Sports / Re: The Cricket Thread on: February 13, 2015, 12:24 am
Hey everyone* the world cup kicks off tomorrow with the Australia vs England match. Promises to be entertaining, if the previous tri-series was any indicator.



*but not Skeletonic, who is banned. Shame on you, Skel.
17  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Anonymous Facebook Status Thingies on: February 08, 2015, 04:14 pm
The only mommyblog I need is the bible.
18  Forum / AV Club / Re: TODAY I WATCHED... on: February 07, 2015, 04:13 am
Buddy, you haven't seen me arranging late-night activities at my mother's house.
19  Forum / AV Club / Re: Hey guys I wrote a pilot on: February 03, 2015, 02:34 am
If EFHRK doesn't like it then you have my full support
20  Forum / Linkies / Re: Our Favorite Tumblrs on: February 02, 2015, 11:37 pm
http://commemorativefashionshoes.tumblr.com/
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