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Forum: The Pit Yesterday, 11:35 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 3,311
Posted By beadhangingOne
It tries to be a meritocracy when we don't...

It tries to be a meritocracy when we don't consider the hardships a person faced or what their race is as being more important than how well they did in school.

We can reduce disadvantages by...
Forum: The Pit 07-02-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 3,311
Posted By beadhangingOne
It's completely incompatible with any type of...

It's completely incompatible with any type of meritocracy. You can't reward people for being disadvantaged; a much preferable situation is to ensure that people aren't at a disadvantage.
Forum: The Pit 07-02-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 3,311
Posted By beadhangingOne
The market controls that by offering those people...

The market controls that by offering those people low-paying jobs/no jobs at all.

Case in point:

:p:



Agreed.
Forum: The Pit 07-02-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 3,311
Posted By beadhangingOne
Far fewer people ought to be going to college in...

Far fewer people ought to be going to college in the first place. The amount of jobs that you can do with an associate's or a trade are quite extensive, and quite in demand at the moment. The fewer...
Forum: The Pit 07-02-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 31,502
Posted By beadhangingOne
Dustin Brown is going nuts! #dustiny

Dustin Brown is going nuts!

#dustiny
Forum: The Pit 06-30-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 3,311
Posted By beadhangingOne
Does the Republican Party have any pro-science...

Does the Republican Party have any pro-science candidates? (ie. would increase funding to NSF, NASA)

I remember this Jon Huntsman guy back in the day, he seemed pretty level-headed for a GOPer. I...
Forum: The Pit 06-26-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 4,121
Posted By beadhangingOne
:y: I think you and I were talking about this...

:y:

I think you and I were talking about this in the political thread, but it seems to me that the government has no business in marriage at all. It's a contract between two consenting individuals,...
Forum: The Pit 06-25-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,501
Posted By beadhangingOne
What is popular is profitable. They're probably...

What is popular is profitable. They're probably just appealing to their brain-dead fanbase.
Forum: Metal 06-24-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19,874
Views: 316,104
Posted By beadhangingOne
Oh man House got super-cringey. If that show was...

Oh man House got super-cringey. If that show was just House + Wilson shenanigans it would have been amazing. The supporting cast just did not do anything for me.


So at first, I would notice obvious...
Forum: The Pit 06-23-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 2,791
Posted By beadhangingOne
...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_advocate



I don't really think that's a good analogy. Secondly, is treason categorically 'wrong'?
Forum: The Pit 06-23-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 2,791
Posted By beadhangingOne
Just trying to start a conversation. :shrug:

Just trying to start a conversation. :shrug:
Forum: The Pit 06-23-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 2,791
Posted By beadhangingOne
Ok I'll try to play devil's advocate here. B and...

Ok I'll try to play devil's advocate here. B and C are irrelevant firstly, and if it could be shown that A is true for the American flag, should Wal-Mart et al. stop selling the American flag?
Forum: The Pit 06-23-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 2,791
Posted By beadhangingOne
But is it only that? Surely worse things have...

But is it only that? Surely worse things have been done under the banner of I don't know, say, the American flag. We don't consider the American flag to be offensive to us, but, uh, well others may...
Forum: Metal 06-23-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19,874
Views: 316,104
Posted By beadhangingOne
Not hidden slightly, but hidden in plain sight....

Not hidden slightly, but hidden in plain sight. Marty would say things like "why are you such an asshole?", or "do you have to be a dick all the time?" or "dude you need to get laid". It was woven...
Forum: Metal 06-23-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19,874
Views: 316,104
Posted By beadhangingOne
I agree with this post. I feel most female...

I agree with this post. I feel most female characters on TV are quite poorly written in general; it would be par for the course if Ani is just the token biyatch. I sincerely hope that they don't do...
Forum: Metal 06-23-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19,874
Views: 316,104
Posted By beadhangingOne
Makes for a good drinking game anyway. Drink...

Makes for a good drinking game anyway. Drink every time Vince Vaughn looks sad, drink every time Colin Farrell is angry.

I'm still watching it... I don't dislike cliches, sorry, tropes is a better...
Forum: Metal 06-23-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19,874
Views: 316,104
Posted By beadhangingOne
The plot was marginally incoherent and the...

The plot was marginally incoherent and the characters were unbelievably cookie-cutter, the dialogue was blocky/awkward here and there, but it was all-in-all...okay. I'll keep watching I guess.
Forum: The Pit 06-23-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 5,110
Posted By beadhangingOne
Everybody was bitching about how season 2 of the...

Everybody was bitching about how season 2 of the Wire was about some longshoremen and "hurr-durr but da drugz thing was so better".

Season 2 of the wire was still amazing. :shrug:

Have *some* faith.
Forum: Metal 06-21-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19,874
Views: 316,104
Posted By beadhangingOne
Been looking for a good game this summer, bought...

Been looking for a good game this summer, bought it, will let you know how it goes.
Forum: The Pit 06-19-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 3,752
Posted By beadhangingOne
Democracy is awful. Technocracy + qualified...

Democracy is awful.

Technocracy + qualified sortition + allthing + removal of corporate influence

This will usher in a new Age of Pericles. Democracy IS the worst form of government PERIOD. Thank...
Forum: The Pit 06-19-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 3,752
Posted By beadhangingOne
Ban voting. We have proven we can't use it...

Ban voting.

We have proven we can't use it responsibly.
Forum: The Pit 06-19-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 3,752
Posted By beadhangingOne
I woulda smacked each of those arrogant UCLA kids...

I woulda smacked each of those arrogant UCLA kids upside the head. Props to Raybradz for calmly walking out. Lot of restraint on his part.
Forum: The Pit 06-19-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 3,752
Posted By beadhangingOne
Off topic: Fahrenheit 451 was about how TV was...

Off topic:

Fahrenheit 451 was about how TV was replacing books as a medium of information.

“Television gives you the dates of Napoleon, but not who he was" --- Ray Bradbury

"He [Bradbury]...
Forum: The Pit 06-18-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 40,508
Views: 401,175
Posted By beadhangingOne
Thibodeau to the cavs? whaaaaa- (rumors...

Thibodeau to the cavs? whaaaaa-

(rumors floating about, unconfirmed)
Forum: The Pit 06-17-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40,508
Views: 401,175
Posted By beadhangingOne
Hmmm, if I were Cavs I'd blow up the team. Keep...

Hmmm, if I were Cavs I'd blow up the team. Keep Kyrie, Lebron, Mozgov, Thompson and *maybe* K-Lo, and trash the rest.

Also, any guys in the upcoming draft to watch out for? I haven't really been...
Forum: The Pit 06-16-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 40,508
Views: 401,175
Posted By beadhangingOne
...

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=33453851&postcount=40418

:dance:
Forum: The Pit 06-16-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 40,508
Views: 401,175
Posted By beadhangingOne
The only thing I'm curious of is if they give the...

The only thing I'm curious of is if they give the Finals MVP to lebron. I hope they don't though, it'd just be weird.
Forum: The Pit 06-16-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 64,301
Views: 749,580
Posted By beadhangingOne
Destroying, defacing or altering currency is...

Destroying, defacing or altering currency is illegal lol. Not to mention, what you just described is not profitable.
Forum: The Pit 06-16-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 40,508
Views: 401,175
Posted By beadhangingOne
Warriors are 57-0 if they have a 15 point lead at...

Warriors are 57-0 if they have a 15 point lead at any point in the game. Might as well shut the game off lol. This is just games 4 and 5 on repeat. Not entirely unpredictable
Forum: The Pit 06-16-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 64,301
Views: 749,580
Posted By beadhangingOne
Fiat currency has a fixed value (e.g. pegged to...

Fiat currency has a fixed value (e.g. pegged to the US dollar or something). The paper being worth more simply means they're printing money at a loss.

US pennies are worth less than the zinc used to...
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