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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #480 on: August 13, 2009, 06:05:01 pm »

If by downhill you mean "left little room for further character development and reveals", then yes.

I thought the last season ended on a powerful, if somber, note.  It'll be a little harder to put the pieces together when the next season comes along.

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #481 on: August 13, 2009, 11:54:50 pm »
Bad News: Michael Vick is back in the NFL, signed with the Philedelphia Eagles.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4397938

Good News: Crime-fighting nun helps police track down burglary suspect:

http://startelegram.typepad.com/crime_time/2009/08/crimefighting-nun-helps-police-track-down-burglary-suspect.html

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #482 on: August 14, 2009, 12:10:38 am »
"Crime-fighting" is one of those descriptors you can put in front of just about anything, and it'll sound awesome.

Crime-fighting razor clams!
Crime-fighting janitors!
Crime-fighting mountaineers!

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #483 on: August 14, 2009, 04:57:13 am »
There's nothing wrong with Vick being back in the NFL.  I don't condone at all what he did, but I do think there are plenty of opportunities for him to still make a positive impact out of this mess.  We will never know if he is truly remorseful for some pretty gross shit, but the fact remains that he has a chance to prove that he is.

I also understand that if I were convicted of felony dogfighting charges, I would never be allowed back to my job, no matter how good I was at it.  It seems silly that these athletes who are paid tons of money (which is there.....a whooooole 'nother convo) keep on screwing up and making dumb, dumb mistakes. 

I guess I'm frustrated at the level of outrage that came, weird as that sounds.  I absolutely expected a lot of public destruction so to speak against Vick, but it hit me in a strange way.  Not only are there tons of other dogifghting rings, which I rarely even heard considered, but there are so many terrible problems for other humans in this country but these groups were centered on just animals, and it seemed for the wrong reasons. 

I don't have anything against what PETA and similar groups want to acheive, I'm a big animal lover myself, even before I was owner to 5 chickens (2 of which are HUGE now  :D...).  But like I said I felt it was for the wrong reasons.  I felt that they were more interested in destroying a massive public figure then getting to the actual root of the problem.

Let him play, I say.



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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #484 on: August 14, 2009, 06:03:36 am »
I guess I'm frustrated at the level of outrage that came, weird as that sounds.  I absolutely expected a lot of public destruction so to speak against Vick, but it hit me in a strange way.

I'm the same way. I suspect many people are. When something strikes us as hopelessly lopsided, I think it's a fairly natural reaction for us to want to sympathize with the underdog--provided we either: A) can relate to the underdog; or B) feel alienated from the antagonists.

I know that in these political debates we have on the Compendium, ZeaLitY's routine nuclear-level attacks on some people and ideas here, combined with the general dominance of anti-religious and anti-conservative attitudes on these boards, compels me to put in an occasional word in the defense of the downtrodden, even though my views are considerably more extreme than ZeaLitY's. I appreciate people like Z for that reason, because they present me an opportunity to exercise my conciliatory side.

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #485 on: August 14, 2009, 10:06:05 am »
Good News

UK's PM intervenes to set some facts straight about NHS. Does he think wingnuts will listen?

http://www.politics.co.uk/news/health/brown-intervenes-in-american-nhs-debate-$1318567.htm

Bad News

"Rabbis on airplanes circle Israel while blowing horns and praying to ward off the swine flu virus"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC8Fmf7k1sg

Stupid fucking religion...

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #486 on: August 14, 2009, 10:27:53 am »
Oh come on, that was hilarious!

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #487 on: August 14, 2009, 11:43:22 am »
Good News: Newt Gingrich and Al Sharpton team up to fight crime and poverty under the cloak of night...by supporting Obama's new education reform initiatives:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090814/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_obama_education

Say what you will about Gingrich or Sharpton, but both men are "idea" people and are far more tolerant than the ad hominem wing men of their respective parties. That doesn't mean that if you piss one of them off, they're not gonna come after you, but I digress....

Bad News: Bady Locked Inside Day Care Center Alone by Bastard Day Care Operators:

http://news.aol.com/article/baby-left-alone-in-day-care/617302?icid=main|main|dl1|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fnews.aol.com%2Farticle%2Fbaby-left-alone-in-day-care%2F617302

A lot of people have begun blaming the mother in this for not signing her baby in, but that misses the entire point. The baby was there all day, I'm assuming they took care of it all day, and they just "forgot" the baby in its crib. Not to mention that nursery's are supposed to wash all of their sheets after each day, so one way or the other, these people eff'd up royal.

I also like how the comments seem to blame either Obama, Rush Limbaugh or George W. Bush for what happened(although, imagining this in a caricatured form does give me quite a chuckle).

So, more bad news: Most commenters on a newspost are morons.

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #488 on: August 14, 2009, 03:46:06 pm »
I thought the baby thing was weird at first, but after your input of reassurance, it wasn't so bad.

I guess I just really hate how much the media can leech off of sensationalism with every strange and unusual story that comes across their news desk.  I mean, it was most likely an accident the baby was forgotten.  Depending on the schedule of the parents' lives, it wouldn't be that uncommon for them to forget something like that.  If that turns out not to be the case, I'd probably make a sub par parent in the future.
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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #489 on: August 18, 2009, 06:04:47 pm »
Good News
Plus one small victory for the Obama Administration & Congress, and for Keynesian economics.

A direct federal government intervention into the economy has produced an additional 1350 jobs -- 1000 of those in my own backyard, though I'm not sure either CNN or my local newspaper have their numbers right, because I find it hard to believe a small town in Ohio is getting 74% of the jobs benefit from the Cash For Clunkers deal with respect to GM.

Bad News
The Cash for Clunkers program that made this possible can't last forever, and absent a greater income flow for consumers in general, these jobs will probably be gone again by this time next year.

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #490 on: August 18, 2009, 06:54:18 pm »
That's a shame. I actually liked the Cash for Clunkers idea. It seems like it would've been something that conservatives would have loved though, as its essentially the same as a tax refund for old cars.

Ah well, I suppose I was wrong for this one. Doesn't seem to be capable of maintaining itself without a steady stream of taxpayer dollars.

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #491 on: August 19, 2009, 01:30:38 am »
That's a shame. I actually liked the Cash for Clunkers idea. It seems like it would've been something that conservatives would have loved though, as its essentially the same as a tax refund for old cars.

Ah well, I suppose I was wrong for this one. Doesn't seem to be capable of maintaining itself without a steady stream of taxpayer dollars.

You know, on the subject of the government failing to continue monetary support to programs (though in the case of C4C, they're only running out, not failing to provide) they're also dipping into social security funds.  I call foul on that one...

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #492 on: August 19, 2009, 01:32:22 am »
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You know, on the subject of the government failing to continue monetary support to programs (though in the case of C4C, they're only running out, not failing to provide) they're also dipping into social security funds.  I call foul on that one...

That's news to me. Where'd you see that?

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #493 on: August 19, 2009, 01:35:01 am »
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You know, on the subject of the government failing to continue monetary support to programs (though in the case of C4C, they're only running out, not failing to provide) they're also dipping into social security funds.  I call foul on that one...

That's news to me. Where'd you see that?


I heard it from my relatives so I can't give you an exact link...  if you find an actual page on it, lemme know!

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