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Rocket Propelled Gordon

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  1. He's been cut, stabbed, beaten to a pulp, frozen, shocked. What sort of things can we expect in his immediate future health wise? Arthritis? Acute nerve damage?
  2. Pace yourself Ross, this episode was good but felt like it was juuuust a bit rushed. Quality over quantity my dude. Happy birthday!
  3. Oh, dear lord, you nearly gave me a heart attack! Thanks for this, Ross.
  4. Uh-huh. Right. Look, I don't know how you acquired those beliefs about police just doing their jobs or whether you are joking or not, but they are wrong. There are plenty of those cops who would gladly accuse an innocent person who is under the slightest suspicion of, say, theft and/or murder, just to make their job easier. There are also policemen who would gladly accept a bribe to do something corrupt or withhold important information, because money. And then there are policemen who abuse their power and outright kill people or ruin their lives; all they had to do, for example, is say "He attacked me with a knife, so it was self-defense, and I had to act", and the rest will buy it. And don't even get me started on policemen, who are in fact serial killers. I don't deny that there are good policemen who actually do their jobs for the sake of helping uphold the law and doing the right thing, but labeling every policeman as a person you can trust is wrong. And before you say it: no, I am not talking just about USA, police corruption is a global thing. Not saying that it isn't global. BUT, I WILL SAY that we should ALWAYS stand behind our police force, regardless of if it's got some bad apples in the bunch. They are our protectors. If we turn our backs on them, then we're basically saying, "Hey! Come and rob my house! Start riots and break things!" Not necessarily disagreeing with what your saying, but..
  5. It's okay dude. I made a bunch of crappy threads (and posts) just like this when I first joined the board. I've grown a great deal since then. Yeah. Went through a bit of a commie phase a little while ago. Feels bad, man.
  6. That's kinda bizarre, how do you classify something like that as hate speech? Now I do agree with the sentiment that religion in the US should be toned down and become more private. IMO the way the US treats religion as something to shout about and to attach merchandise to is extremely disrespectful to the religion itself. While I think stuff like religious t-shirts and religious stickers are disgustingly garish they aren't hate speech. I don't even know how one might reach that conclusion. OT: The real world doesn't really affect me much. While it is undoubtedly fucked once I realized that I had no power in any way, shape or form to unfuck it I stopped caring. As far as I'm concerned the world could burn and I still wouldn't care. That would imply that I believed that life is valuable and I don't. Life is nothing miraculous. The dust mites that live on top of my PC have as much "purpose" in life as I do and they could be considered alive. Yet I still murder trillions of them on a monthly basis. So what does that say about life in of itself? Nothing, because life has no point. As stupid as this may sound we don't choose life chooses us. We are a byproduct of existence itself, nothing more. I find it baffling when overly-optimistic, shortsighted, grandiose people believe they can unfuck the world or even possibly change it for the better. They can't handle what fate has placed before them and so they scatter about like ants, panicked about what they can do. Except they can't do anything. They would rather waste even more time putting up a fight against something unwinnable then simply come to terms with their reality and move on. We truly are Sisyphus incarnate. So in order to answer the question I would say it is quite manageable if we ignore it that is. Perhaps it's just me, but I've never actually seen anything in our constitution that says, "seperation of church and state". This was founded as, above all else, a christian nation. Often times you'll hear this though, without any evidence to back it up. Anytime religion is mentioned within the confines of government today people cry, "Separation of Church and State". Many people think this statement appears in the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution and therefore must be strictly enforced. However, the words: "separation", "church", and "state" do not even appear in the first amendment. The first amendment reads... "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." The statement about a wall of separation between church and state was made in a letter on January 1, 1802, by Thomas Jefferson to a church (the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut). The congregation heard a widespread rumor that the Congregationalists, another denomination, were to become the national religion. This was very alarming to people who knew about religious persecution in England by the state established church. Jefferson made it clear in his letter to the Danbury Congregation that the separation was to be that government would not establish a national religion or dictate to men how to worship God. Jefferson's letter from which the phrase "separation of church and state" was written to affirm first amendment rights. Jefferson wrote: "I contemplate with solemn reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church and State." (1) The reason Jefferson choose the expression "separation of church and state" was because he was addressing a Baptist congregation; a denomination of which he was not a member. Jefferson wanted to remove all fears that the state would make dictates to the church. He was establishing common ground with the Baptists by borrowing the words of Roger Williams, one of the Baptist's own prominent preachers. Williams had said: "When they have opened a gap in the hedge or wall of separation between the garden of the Church and the wilderness of the world, God hath ever broke down the wall itself, removed the candlestick, and made his garden a wilderness, as at this day. And that therefore if He will eer please to restore His garden and paradise again, it must of necessity be walled in peculiarly unto Himself from the world..."(2) ----------------------- TL;DR.. I'd love to debate further with you on this via PM.
  7. I don't know. Maybe it's just me. But I feel like the US in general is just being way too serious. Maybe we need more clowns.
  8. My opinion: We were all put on this earth to serve our people, and to ensure that we, as a species, do not go extinct. We are beings of intellect. We all should understand that every man, woman and child has a place on earth, and a duty to do what must be done for the good of our people. To do otherwise is a selfish, immoral practice and should never even be considered. Maybe I'm being a little bit preachy here. But basically, the idea is, that we are nature's creation, and nature is God's doing. By denying our biological roots and kindling ourselves in narcissistic, hedonist trash, we're basically saying, "We respect our ancestors, and their ways, and their traditions, but we don't care about the blood they spilled for our survival." TL;DR: Quit acting like we're some high and mighty creation. We are not God.
  9. No surprise you'd misuse the word autistic. Please, don't. I'm just ashamed I made something so tasteless at this point.
  10. How about Abe's Oddysee? That's always a good one, and it's wacky enough that I'd think Ross would be interested in it.
  11. What you said is nothing but baloney. You put way too much trust into police, if you're saying that Well, it's not like they have any reason to act otherwise. They get paid enough to do their job well.
  12. I'm going to be a husband and a father someday. Right now? I'm a lazy, uneducated boy who lives in his parents' basement. Or not. You don't know me. ;p
  13. See, the thing is, the more violent the populace gets, the more violent the police has to be in order to control them. It's just how it works, people. You can't get one without the other. And people like to play this issue like it's a "corruption" issue. It's not. It's just people doing their jobs. Also, nice hair.
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