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    posted a message on Best TV Show?
    What do you think is the BEST TV show you've ever seen? And why? I'm trying to decide between two different shows, but they're both good in their own ways so I'm not sure if they're comparable.

    -It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The reason being, it's the funniest show I've ever seen and it's got a type of comedy that no other show on TV has. The best I can describe it as is a much better real life version of South Park, haha.

    -Avatar the Last Airbender. Yeah yeah it's a cartoon, but it is ****ing INTENSE at times and it has a really good story. I could honestly sit down and watch all the seasons and be thoroughly satisfied with all of it. I just watched it about 10 mins ago for the first time in quite a while (it was the one with the old lady and the blood bending and stuff) and even though it's a cartoon it still keeps you on the edge of your seat at times, haha.
    Posted in: Culture, Media & Arts
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    posted a message on Your Music is not Superior Because it's More Emotional
    This section is notorious for doing this.
    "I hate rap, I'd rather listen to my indie punk alternative band because their lyrics are meaningful"

    It's fine if you like that music, but don't pretend your music is somehow better because it's emotional. I personally don't really care if a song is emotional. If it sounds good, I'll enjoy it. Anything from AC/DC and Warrant all the way to Tupac and Biggie. I understand that people just plain don't have the taste for certain genres of music, for example I absolutely cannot enjoy screamo because of the singing. But to pretend your music is somehow better because it has a deep emotional meaning is ridiculous. Some people listen to music for that, other people not so much. Taste in music is subjective.

    Also, somewhat related, stop with the idiotic assumptions that all rap is about hookers and money. Sure a lot is, I'll be the first to say that there are a lot of horrendously bad rap artists out there. But I'll also be the first to say, there are rappers (like Tupac) that have several songs just as "deep" if not more so than your "super emotional indie underground postcore alternative band."
    Posted in: Culture, Media & Arts
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    posted a message on Pornography and mental health.
    Quote from SuperDarkMan12

    The problem is it can lead to addiction of porn and will make your relationship (if you have a relationship with a person) quickly deteriorate.


    Most people don't have an addiction to porn. Newsflash, just because people do it regularly doesn't mean they're "addicted." I watch porn on a regular basis. Why? Because I'm on the computer, thinking "hey, I wanna watch some good porn right now," so I do. Wanna know what happens when I'm on vacation/camping/away from my computer? I don't watch porn, and I don't really care that I can't. It's not like people who watch porn get withdrawals because they're not seeing greased up girls fight naked. Most people just plain don't care. They do it if they can, they don't do it if they can't. There's no "addiction symptoms" really.

    On top of it, I call absolute BS that "watching porn ruins relationships." How could this possibly be true? "You're one of the 99.9% of men who watches porn? UGH. DISGUSTING. WE'RE THROUGH!"
    Posted in: Politics, Philosophy, News and Science
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    posted a message on Pornography and mental health.
    Quote from Prince_of_Light

    Psychological addictions of any kind happen to people who are unable to exercise self-control. I'm not sure how this is even a debate.


    And since when is "self-control" needed in this situation? There's a problem of self-control when you're looking up "hot tight teens getting rammed" while you're on the bus to work. But if you're just sitting around at home bored and think "eh, some porn sounds nice right about now," (LIKE MOST PEOPLE DO) that's not lacking self-control.

    You've got to understand, there's no reason at all to have "self-control" when it comes to masturbation. Sure, you need self-control with drinking or smoking, because you're harming yourself and without self-control you're basically dead. But watching porn? There's literally zero harm in watching porn, therefore there's no reason to control anything. So long as you're not doing it every waking second of the day (WHICH MOST PEOPLE DON'T) and so long as you're not watching it in public (WHICH MOST PEOPLE DON'T) then they have more than enough "self-control" necessary. Saying someone who watches porn in the privacy of their own home for enjoyment is "lacking self control" is absolutely ridiculous.

    "You do activities that I personally think are morally questionable, therefore you lack control of yourself because you do them!"
    Posted in: Politics, Philosophy, News and Science
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    posted a message on George Zimmerman, alleged murderer of Trayvon Martin, was found innocent today.
    Quote from Abandon_Ships

    According to current Florida law, you can get a gun, follow an unarmed minor on the grounds of trespassing, call police, have them tell you to stop following them, then choose to ignore that because it's your job to stop trespassers, keep following the minor because he is still trespassing, confront the minor about said trespassing, get attacked by the minor, and if at any point in that process you get scared of your life or serious bodily harm, you can shoot that minor to death.


    1.) That's the point. Within Florida's laws, Zimmerman is probably within his legal rights to do that. But Florida law is absolutely bereft of any moral responsibility and something is entirely wrong if a man could be found innocent just because he got a little spooked and killed a minor in a confrontation he started.

    2.) It's not up to people in the neighborhood watch to pursue suspects/criminals. Their job is to keep a lookout and call the police if anything is fishy. What's next, you gonna say that a mall cop is within his rights to shoot a man dead who he thinks might have been shoplifting? No. Mall cops are not allowed to engage, they only monitor and report to the police... just like the neighborhood watch should be doing. But let's just say Zimmerman is off the hook because it's self defense. That still doesn't explain why he approached a minor - fully aware of the loaded weapon on his person - even after the police told him not to pursue. Even if Zimmerman is off the hook for the BS excuse of "self defense," he should still be in trouble for starting the confrontation when specifically told not to. This whole trial could've been avoided if he didn't try to be a vigilante hero who saves the day from this menacing black kid - he could've just sat back and waited for cops to arrive.
    Posted in: Politics, Philosophy, News and Science
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    posted a message on George Zimmerman, alleged murderer of Trayvon Martin, was found innocent today.
    Quote from Frog81

    Well, he was part of the neighborhood watch. He had a REASON to be following him, and he was trying to detain Martin, and not kill him. I agree that continuing to follow Martin was bad, and he should spend at least SOME time in prison, if for no reason but to protect him from the mobs, but he shouldn't end up in there for life. Anyway, he was not trying to be lethal. If he wanted to kill Martin he would have just shot immediately. He had already called the police, so it couldn't have been trying to abduct him or anything. He was probably just trying to help the police, and ended up shooting when he was pushed onto the ground.

    Basically what Firerose said... it's not up to him to follow him around or detain him, he's just supposed to report it and let the police take it from there. He did report it, and he didn't listen to them.... so he caused the confrontation, and ended up killing Trayvon.

    Just let that sink in.... out of his own will, he initiated the confrontation, got scared, and shot the other person. It's amazing, all you have to do is take out "got scared" and it's blatantly obvious who's the bad guy here. But since Zimmerman supposedly "feared for his life" in a confrontation with a 17 year old, he's free to murder.
    Posted in: Politics, Philosophy, News and Science
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    posted a message on We're all gamers; make peace, not console war
    Quote from Steeliosis

    You've got a good point, but I was kind of hoping that there would be that small group of people who can be mature enough to just accept it's all opinion based. Just make that tiny bit of change.

    Well there's quite a lot of people, myself included, that realize console wars are just annoying brand-loyal people spouting their opinions as fact. I'm just saying it's not going to stop.
    Posted in: General Gaming
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    posted a message on 2013 ~ Year of Death.
    Quote from shplft

    So you don't care that people are starving to death by the millions, dying in wars for oil and imperialism etc.?

    You probably live a very easy life compared to their's, there might not be starvation and war around you, that does not make you have to be so cold and not caring about others. There is so much pain in this world and we have to stop it, instead of being completely apathetic like you.


    There's a difference between "caring" and "feeling sympathy."

    Listen, I don't have time to care about every death across the world, regardless of how tragic it was. Death is terrible, and it's always sad for parties affiliated. But instead of being constantly negative and crying over the millions of deaths in the world every single day, I make a personal choice to disconnect myself from as many as I can, so that way I can lead a somewhat happy lifestyle and not always bring the rain cloud with me.

    I most certainly feel sympathy for people starving, I most certainly feel sympathy for people dying from diseases, I most certainly feel sympathy for people getting mercilessly murdered by some thug. But I don't have the time to care about each individual one, nor do I want to bring that mental stress upon myself.
    Posted in: Politics, Philosophy, News and Science
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    posted a message on Your favourite game commentator
    Quote from Frog81

    Northernlion. He's relatively good at the games (Other than CK2 where he is pretty darn bad at it) and has a good voice and stuff. He also uploads multiple videos a day which is... well.... awesome.

    Glad to see someone else picked Northernlion. I've watched every single episode of his Binding of Isaac series since around episode 360, along with most of his Let's Look Ats, and all of his Rogue Legacy so far. He's the only commentator I've ever enjoyed for this long, something about his commentary is perfect for me. It's the right mix of intelligence and humor that most commentators lack.
    Posted in: General Gaming
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