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ToadMan

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  1. Being the only person to post who is not bound by religion (I consider myself agnostic, meaning that I feel I lack the information to make an informed decision. Yes I do realize that it is ironic that I would say I do not have faith because I require proof, when in fact the definition of faith is to believe with out proof. But I leave religion as another thread altogether) I have got in many debates about this next point, but here goes: I think that homosexuality is a natural mutation of stand gender (I use mutation in a biological sense to mean non-standard change). It is entirely possible that all creatures have homosexuals at some point in there evolution (or all points). Now I realize that one could argue that mutation alone does not explain the number of persons that are homosexual... but to imply that homosexuality is not a property of genetics, implies that it is a psychological problem (I do not believe that to be true). On a side note regarding religion and homosexuality, didn't the Catholic church have huge problems with there celibate priests molesting young boys, though out the middle ages, and even in modern times? Just a thought. Peace
  2. Not that a few of the communist concepts of equality, and sharing of wealth wouldn't be a heathy change to our social structure. In there purest form, these concepts are above reproach. (not that I'm against the rich) In practice true communism would fail, but a hybrid of communism with capitalism would produce a social structure where: Everybody has equality under the law (this is becoming more of a reality here at home... not completely though... the details of this would have to be another thread, since I cannot completely explain an example enough to not have the appearance of being racist, which I am not); the government actively helps the underprivileged thus allowing all people to maintain a standard of living above the poverty line; there is a competitive market, thus driving the economy forward; contrary to Marc's socialism, rather than a few owning everything, everybody would own a piece of something. Ironically the two political views at opposite ends of the spectrum, have elements that would be present in a utopian society. Peace
  3. Technically, Communism is a bad idea. Communism is an evolution of socialism. Socialism is a good idea except that Marcs had no concept of the limited liability corporation. Therefor socialism is based on preventing a few very rich people from owning everything by preventing anybody from owning anything. Communism gives the state ownership of everything (this leads to poverty and corruption) Peace
  4. I'll talk to you, what's you handle. Peace
  5. Of the three MG concerts I have been to: Two where all ages, there where alcoholic beverages served, but is a sectioned off area. The other was at a bar in Llyodminster. The show is Llyodminster was certainly more rowdy. The problem is, that the bar make money from selling beer (and such), so they try to sell as much as possible. But sometimes the amount of alcohol they sell is excessive. The problem is not beer, the problem is people. You don't have to drink to get drunk. That is an overwhelmingly popular north american past time. I have been know to drink, but I have never been drunk, and never plan to be. Enough said.
  6. ToadMan

    too late

    That would be Queen. " Got to leave you all behind and face the true Mama, Life has just begun and now I'm gone and thrown it all away Mama, ooh, didn't mean to make you cry, If I'm not back again this time tomorrow carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters "
  7. ;), if your cell phone isn't in the same area code as the number, and the number isn't a special cell service (like #1221 or something). or you don't have some kind of crazy cell plan where you don't pay long distance fees during certain times: You are still going to get long distance charges. Cell phones still have to route through long distance trunks (or did you think the systems where separate?). If it goes through a trunk, then you pay for the trunk time... or someone does. Your plan might cover it, but I know mine doesn't. If I call a number that requires an area code, then I pay long distance. Peace
  8. Yeah I know that you miss out on stuff when you use trillian (like file transfers... and such). I work on a G4 PBook... I haven't had any problems working with connectivity. The only time I had to use a PC for school was when they gave us pre-compiled binaries. I'm taking Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering. The Mac is better, because OS X is build on Darwin (an open source port of BSD UNIX, which has been ported to a number of platforms). The advantage is that I can get access to a UNIX terminal in a single mouse click. I am impressed that this comp hasn't crashed since I bought it. I has had a kernel panic (in windows this causes a crash), but the OS is able to recover and keep going, at worst it shuts down the offending programs. This is better than having to restart every 20 minuets like Anton does ;) Peace
  9. Buy a mac, use garage band. Good microphones are overrated (when talking about making demos). But if you want killer sound quality see if you can get access to an anechoic chamber ;)... they are like sound booths... just better (the one at my campus has an 80 db reduction in standard audible frequencies. Peace
  10. You can get most if the clients for mac... there are ports. Proteus is a multiclient, I can IM to most any other kind of client (I am on ICQ, AIM, Yahoo, and MSN with it). It's a really well done program, and it's nice to have all of my IM progs grouped into one place. Another advantage is the meta user mode (for users that have more than one kind of account) they you group then so they only appear once, when talking to another proteus user, you get a best of both worlds thing, where you can use features from any of the clients you are both connected with (ie you can chat over ICQ, and get the user is typing thing from MSN) Peace
  11. All IM clients suck... Get trillian! buy a mac and get Proteus! (G4 PBooks rock) Peace
  12. I'm in... (time permitting)
  13. I just noticed that in 424 post, this forum will have a total of 10 000 posts made... that number will be lower now. onward, to 10000 viva la revolution
  14. Proteus rocks!!! it's a mulitclient, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, AOL... the bunch. Only problem is you have to be a mac user to use it ;) Trillian is the best choice for you PC users, the same kind of stick. Peace
  15. I would say that back in the day, when democracy was a new and scary thing, it was a good idea. The Electoral College provides a method of fake democracy. i.e. the electors have the power to decide the election. This would mean that if they where noble (or at least higher in stature, which they most likely where) they could prevent the masses from making poor choices. With the modern technology, it makes more sense to move to a more pure representative democracy. BTW, we aren't truly democratic, we empower people to make decisions on our behalf (otherwise we would spend all our time voting, and counting votes). Peace
  16. That is from http://people.howstuffworks.com/question472.htm where you can read all about the US Electoral College system... Turns out that here in Canada we also have a more democratic system, since we elect a parliament (and the leader party possessing the most seats becomes the prime minister), however, our parliament is weighted based on province size. The US system weights the votes such that larger states get more votes. The problem is, that even if you vote for the elector for the democrats, they can change their mind (that is legal). Peace
  17. The US isn't democratic... they are a republic. There is actually a difference. It all boils down to how the votes are considered... but I don't remember quite how... and google isn't showing me the answer in the first 5 results... It has to do with electoral collages Peace
  18. You know as a person who would one day want to perform, it sickens me that we (myself included) have come to expect the encore. I mean we payed to see the set... the performer played the set, the contract is complete. The encore is the bonus, like getting cool artwork in the CD case. I don't know why it is so expected, and why people are so upset when a artist declines the encore. If Matt had walked off the stage halfway through his set, then I would understand people being pissed, but he finished the set. If you take the bus, and the bus driver drops you off at your stop, would you be pissed? would you expect the driver to drop you off in front of your house? no, of course not, the stop is the contract, in front of your house is bonus. The set is the contract, the encore is bonus. This 'Worst show ever' is just fucking bullshit. Bah
  19. why don't all go over there and flame nearfantastica.com on their board... the moderators might edit it and ban us... but there can only work so fast... and if we all do it... Peace P.S. By the way, this site shows up on a google search way more than this 'metro' you speak of. That's how I found it... I was looking for the ASR video, and ended up here.
  20. yeah... the man with the artificial heart vs a muppet with a gimmer stick
  21. Hate mail it is... lots of hate mail!!!! Let the flaming begin (and the signing up to dirty porn sites) ;) just kidding Peace
  22. I like the fact that ASR uses a more subtle message (by indirect associate) which contrasts nicely with how the message of the lyrics is so direct and strong. Peace
  23. money buys the rating in the states... I've seen it, movies that I have watched that hear have a 14A, and are pretty clean, get the R. But movies with a higher bank role, that are 18A here, make PG13 down there...
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