Page 5 of 848 FirstFirst ... 23456781555105505 ... LastLast
Results 81 to 100 of 16950
  1. #81
    Major General aretood2's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Contemplating the meaning of Logic
    Posts
    10,014

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    Quote Originally Posted by Annoyed View Post
    Consider the source and move on would be my suggestion.
    Honestly, I don't think he should have been fired nor anything really. The guy seems pretty cool and he owned up to it. Oh well. Next celebrity...sorta old news but no one has mentioned it possibly because of earlier topics here kinda went on the heavy side.

    Ariana Grande...the American Justin Beiber or not? I say, I knew it. I saw through her act and knew exactly what kind of brat brainless she is.

  2. #82
    Major General
    Member Since
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    13,249

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatefan1976 View Post
    What about the hypocrisy of the church offering them absolution and protection?
    See my latter part of that comment, in relation to drug barons and gangs going to church to receive communion etc. I agree it is somewhat of a hypocracy that the church allows it to happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Womble View Post
    When you take a good look at the statistics as a whole, the entire American gun control debate is completely off target from both sides. More firearms regulation is necessary, but the laws being proposed do not address the problem correctly because hey are driven by wrong motivation.
    Why do you feel we need yet MORE restrictions/regulations rather than actual enforcement of the ones we already have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Britta View Post
    Besides, I don't think you should ban or restrict something for everyone because of the actions of a criminal minority, when there are far better solutions to explore. I think a lot of politicians use gun control as a big distraction to hide their disinterest in tackling the real issues.
    Well said Britta.. BUT in this PC kneejerk society i feel we live in, that is just the way it seems we are. Take a look at Roof and the whole Confederate flag issue for example. Cause of that ONE Bad apple, anyone flying the flag is now seen as a racist.
    Or the Gay marriage debate. If you don't fully support it, it must be because you are a religious nut who is a homophobe (to many at least)..

    Quote Originally Posted by Britta View Post
    State funded rehab. If you have an addiction that is preventing you from working, the state should help you get clean. That should be the limit. The state shouldn't be funding people who choose not to get clean, and spend their time sitting around getting high.

    There's a world of difference between tolerating drug use and endorsing it.
    With how little imo rehab works though, will there be a cut off point? Look at Ms lohan for example. She has been in rehab what, 7 times now?

    Quote Originally Posted by aretood2 View Post
    A lot about this one paragraph is true. The left feels like it could legislate the problem away while the right feels that giving everyone a gun is the answer. The fact is that neither will work. The problem is cultural.

    Statistically, the percentage of white mass shooters is proportional to the number of white people in the US. Same with black shooters and Asians are rare, but there aren't that many of them to begin with. The number missing from that are Hispanics which are more rare than a Donald Trump apologies.
    But its not just these mass shootings though that push all these anti-gun nuts to want to eliminate guns even more.. Just look to cities like Chicago and Detroit for example. Over one weekend we had what, 20+ murders and other gun shootings? That equals both the Chattanooga and Charleston shootings. Add up all the gun shootings in Chicago just this year, and it is well over all the school shootings added together.

    Quote Originally Posted by aretood2 View Post
    What of the whole Hulk Hogan racist comments....it left me very perplexed.
    Don't get me started.
    So this wrestler said something, what 20 years ago, and its only NOW coming to light? What a bunch of drizzle. Where is free speech?

  3. #83
    Major Annoyed's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2014
    Location
    The People's Republic of New York
    Posts
    2,337

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/28/africa...e-lion-killed/

    As I understand it, this human scum was hunting for sport, killing for the fun of it.

    If you ask me, he ought to be dropped stark naked and with no weapons into a wild area where lions and other critters live. Let him be the target of the hunt. At least whatever kills him will likely eat the corpse, rather than killing him just for fun.
    "It may seem pointless but small talk is a vital dating skill. It helps to establish a rapport with your companion."
    - Starship Voyager's Holographic Doctor
    "Perhaps there's something to be said for assimilation after all."
    - Former Borg Seven of Nine

  4. #84
    Major General
    Member Since
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    13,249

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    Quote Originally Posted by Annoyed View Post
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/28/africa...e-lion-killed/

    As I understand it, this human scum was hunting for sport, killing for the fun of it.

    If you ask me, he ought to be dropped stark naked and with no weapons into a wild area where lions and other critters live. Let him be the target of the hunt. At least whatever kills him will likely eat the corpse, rather than killing him just for fun.
    I have ALWAYS hated crud like that. Where a human willingly and WILLFULLY goes out to mess with animals in THEIR natural habitat, but then get attacked. And when they do, they are the loudest to call for that animal to be put down "For the safety of all humans of course"...
    Just like a case i remember in the early 90s where a pair of 14-16 yr old teens went out into the glades on a swamp skiff, and started taking shots with their BB gun at several gators. Then freaked out when one climbed ONTO the skilff and bit one of the teens legs off.
    You should have heard their parents howling that ALL those scaly critters should be hunted down and shot, so no one else's kid should suffer such an injury.

  5. #85
    Major Annoyed's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2014
    Location
    The People's Republic of New York
    Posts
    2,337

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    He wasn't attacked; this was no self defense. He and his paid guides attached a dead animal to the back of a vehicle and used that to draw the lion out of a preserve where he was protected from hunters to where it was legal to shoot him.
    "It may seem pointless but small talk is a vital dating skill. It helps to establish a rapport with your companion."
    - Starship Voyager's Holographic Doctor
    "Perhaps there's something to be said for assimilation after all."
    - Former Borg Seven of Nine

  6. #86
    First Lieutenant imzadi35's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2008
    Location
    With Daniel at his house
    Posts
    976

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    Whatever the case may be, IMOHO, he lured the lion out of where he was protected ON PURPOSE so he could say that he did it, then came back to the States where he knew he wouldn't get prosecuted. I think he should be sent back over there to answer for what he did to Cecil the Lion.
    Turas maith, slán abhaile
    (Safe Journey, Safe Home)

    John 3:16
    Sidney Freedman from M*A*S*H: "Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice."

  7. #87
    Captain ZRFTS's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Inland Empire, California
    Posts
    1,115

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    Pathetic. I don't know why humans get the urge to kill something that we don't even understand but I do know that they have rights, they have minds, thoughts, lives like all of us and to kill something like that is just wrong. This person has used clever legal wrangling in order to make this kill happen and it's just going to influence other hunters to find ways around the law so that they can kill for sport. What's going to happen when every animal is extinct; then we start killing ourselves and there'd be no life except for the extraterrestials out there. Hopefully... If they exist...

    As for the people who demand money for these things; equally pathetic for most of the same reasons.
    Back from the grave.

  8. #88
    Captain
    Member Since
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    1,337

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    In Zimbabwe itself, the killing of Cecile the lion went mostly unnoticed. And with good reason.

    "Why are the Americans more concerned than us?" said Joseph Mabuwa, a 33-year-old father-of-two cleaning his car in the center of the capital. "We never hear them speak out when villagers are killed by lions and elephants in Hwange".

    80% of Zimbabwe population is unemployed. 2 million people are facing death by starvation. 15% of the population is HIV-positive. That's all just statistics. But kill a lion with a first name, and it's an atrocity?

    I hate being manipulated by empathy triggers like that.
    If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.- Abba Eban.

  9. #89
    Major Annoyed's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2014
    Location
    The People's Republic of New York
    Posts
    2,337

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    It would seem somebody has noticed, as they now want to extradite the dentist.

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/31/world/...-lion-dentist/
    "It may seem pointless but small talk is a vital dating skill. It helps to establish a rapport with your companion."
    - Starship Voyager's Holographic Doctor
    "Perhaps there's something to be said for assimilation after all."
    - Former Borg Seven of Nine

  10. #90
    General Falcon Horus's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2004
    Location
    Kate Heightmeyer's office or thereabouts...
    Posts
    33,316

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    Quote Originally Posted by Annoyed View Post
    Guess again. I smoked for 24 years. Decided to quit in June, 2000, and the only cigarette I've smoked since then was in late August of that year, as a self-test. Took 3 hits and flushed it. Have not put another to my lips since then.
    It was one of the most difficult things I've ever done. But I only had to do it once.
    Well then, congratulations on your resolve to quit.

    My father and grandfather were both occasional smokers and quit. And another family relation died of lung cancer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Annoyed View Post
    Although I don't place a great deal of faith in psychological claptrap...
    As someone who's seen a psychologist I can assure you, it has its merits.

    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Or the Gay marriage debate. If you don't fully support it, it must be because you are a religious nut who is a homophobe (to many at least)..
    That's probably because those who are vocal about it, usually start by quoting the bible on it.

    Annoyed has already kindly explained why he's opposed to it. He isn't a religious nut, and not a homophobe either.

    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    So this wrestler said something, what 20 years ago, and its only NOW coming to light? What a bunch of drizzle. Where is free speech?
    It was 8 years ago, in a sex-tape.

    ++++

    Cecil was wearing a GPS-collar, so there's no way I'll ever believe that moron didn't know which lion he was killing. Beyond that killing endangered animals is just not done at all... or any other animal...

    Killing for sport... not done.
    Killing for eating... whole other deal, unless it's an endangered animal.
    The Tale of Heightmeyer's Lemming by Falcon Horus

    icon & signature by Falcon Horus || The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research || Pharaoh Hamenthotep @ Patreon
    Proper Stargate Rewatch still happening right now -- season 6 of SG-1

  11. #91
    Major Annoyed's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2014
    Location
    The People's Republic of New York
    Posts
    2,337

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    Well then, congratulations on your resolve to quit.

    My father and grandfather were both occasional smokers and quit. And another family relation died of lung cancer.
    Lung cancer took both my parents, and while they both smoked most of their lives, heavy exposure to asbestos throughout their working lives could have been the culprit as well. The old man operated a service station for decades, way before the risks of Asbestos were known, and it was common to have clouds of brake dust wafting through the shop. I face the same risk, 'cause I grew up working on cars there. back then, no one knew it was a risk.
    "It may seem pointless but small talk is a vital dating skill. It helps to establish a rapport with your companion."
    - Starship Voyager's Holographic Doctor
    "Perhaps there's something to be said for assimilation after all."
    - Former Borg Seven of Nine

  12. #92
    Major Annoyed's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2014
    Location
    The People's Republic of New York
    Posts
    2,337

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    http://www.wdrb.com/story/29650818/h...y#WNPoll147728

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Hillview man has been arrested after he shot down a drone flying over his property -- but he's not making any apologies for it.

    It happened Sunday night at a home on Earlywood Way, just south of the intersection between Smith Lane and Mud Lane in Bullitt County, according to an arrest report.

    Hillview Police say they were called to the home of 47-year-old William H. Merideth after someone complained about a firearm.

    RELATED: Drone owner disputes shooter's allegations; produces video he claims shows flight path

    When they arrived, police say Merideth told them he had shot down a drone that was flying over his house. The drone was hit in mid-air and crashed in a field near Merideth's home.

    Police say the owner of the drone claimed he was flying it to get pictures of a friend's house -- and that the cost of the drone was over $1,800.
    If it had been hovering over my home, I would have shot it out of the sky too. If you don't want your precious eye in the sky damaged, best not be on or over my property with it.
    "It may seem pointless but small talk is a vital dating skill. It helps to establish a rapport with your companion."
    - Starship Voyager's Holographic Doctor
    "Perhaps there's something to be said for assimilation after all."
    - Former Borg Seven of Nine

  13. #93
    General hedwig's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Olympic Peninsula - huggling trees
    Posts
    23,115

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post

    Cecil was wearing a GPS-collar, so there's no way I'll ever believe that moron didn't know which lion he was killing. Beyond that killing endangered animals is just not done at all... or any other animal...

    Killing for sport... not done.
    Killing for eating... whole other deal, unless it's an endangered animal.
    So, today there is news that some poacher shot and killed Cecil's brother lion, leaving their cubs with no one to protect them. The an hour or two later, reports surface that this was incorrect and that Jericho was not dead. So now we wait to find out which is true.

    I find it interesting that some people are more outraged that people are so outraged over lions being killed than they are about humans - adults, babies, whatever - being shot and killed. I think they are right about that. I don't know if I'm equally outraged over both, but I know I wish that something could be done to take away the reasons for killing both animals and humans.

  14. #94
    First Lieutenant imzadi35's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2008
    Location
    With Daniel at his house
    Posts
    976

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    Quote Originally Posted by hedwig View Post
    I don't know if I'm equally outraged over both, but I know I wish that something could be done to take away the reasons for killing both animals and humans.
    I TOTALLY agree with you on this! Why can't we humans just get along and love all animals like we're supposed to? It's what God wants us to do anyway.
    Turas maith, slán abhaile
    (Safe Journey, Safe Home)

    John 3:16
    Sidney Freedman from M*A*S*H: "Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice."

  15. #95
    Major Annoyed's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2014
    Location
    The People's Republic of New York
    Posts
    2,337

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    Quote Originally Posted by imzadi35 View Post
    I TOTALLY agree with you on this! Why can't we humans just get along and love all animals like we're supposed to? It's what God wants us to do anyway.
    Well, that's not really practical; we need to kill things in order to eat them. It's how animal life on this planet works.
    What I oppose is the unnecessary killing of animals, such as "sport" hunting.

    If they want to call it "sport", make it a real sport, with the possibility of losing. Recreational hunters should go into the wild with no weapons or other technological toys that ensure their victory over a helpless animal.

    The prey should be able to turn the tables so the hunter becomes the hunted, if you want to call it "sport". Otherwise, it's just senseless slaughter.

    Oh, and this morning, it appears that Cecil's "brother" Jericho was not killed, and is not really a blood relative.

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/...ry?id=32826392
    "It may seem pointless but small talk is a vital dating skill. It helps to establish a rapport with your companion."
    - Starship Voyager's Holographic Doctor
    "Perhaps there's something to be said for assimilation after all."
    - Former Borg Seven of Nine

  16. #96
    General Falcon Horus's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2004
    Location
    Kate Heightmeyer's office or thereabouts...
    Posts
    33,316

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    Quote Originally Posted by hedwig View Post
    So, today there is news that some poacher shot and killed Cecil's brother lion, leaving their cubs with no one to protect them. The an hour or two later, reports surface that this was incorrect and that Jericho was not dead. So now we wait to find out which is true.
    He's alive - has been confirmed by the researchers tracking his movements.
    The Tale of Heightmeyer's Lemming by Falcon Horus

    icon & signature by Falcon Horus || The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research || Pharaoh Hamenthotep @ Patreon
    Proper Stargate Rewatch still happening right now -- season 6 of SG-1

  17. #97
    General hedwig's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Olympic Peninsula - huggling trees
    Posts
    23,115

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    He's alive - has been confirmed by the researchers tracking his movements.
    Good to know. Thanks.

  18. #98
    Major General
    Member Since
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    13,249

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    Quote Originally Posted by imzadi35 View Post
    Whatever the case may be, IMOHO, he lured the lion out of where he was protected ON PURPOSE so he could say that he did it, then came back to the States where he knew he wouldn't get prosecuted. I think he should be sent back over there to answer for what he did to Cecil the Lion.
    One of the best comments i saw on this subject, was
    WHY if its a game PRESERVE (somewhere these creatures are supposed to be preserved and protected) was there no fenceline preventing people just waltzing into it and driving out?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRFTS View Post
    As for the people who demand money for these things; equally pathetic for most of the same reasons.
    That's why i feel in addition to hunting down and charging all those who DO the killings (nearly always illegally) we should be hunting down and charging those who BUY the product of the killing, with accessory after the fact.

    Reduce the demand!

    Quote Originally Posted by Annoyed View Post
    If it had been hovering over my home, I would have shot it out of the sky too. If you don't want your precious eye in the sky damaged, best not be on or over my property with it.
    Agreed. If i had more than just some BB guns i would also shoot a drone that flies over my property.

    Quote Originally Posted by hedwig View Post
    I find it interesting that some people are more outraged that people are so outraged over lions being killed than they are about humans - adults, babies, whatever - being shot and killed. I think they are right about that. I don't know if I'm equally outraged over both, but I know I wish that something could be done to take away the reasons for killing both animals and humans.
    True. I also find it strange that we can see people up in arms at this, but there are STILL those out there defending what PP is doing.

  19. #99
    General Falcon Horus's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2004
    Location
    Kate Heightmeyer's office or thereabouts...
    Posts
    33,316

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    One of the best comments i saw on this subject, was
    WHY if its a game PRESERVE (somewhere these creatures are supposed to be preserved and protected) was there no fenceline preventing people just waltzing into it and driving out?
    Because we're not talking a few square miles or kilometers...

    HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

    Named after a local Nhanzwa chief, Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometers*. It is located in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of the Mighty Victoria Falls.
    * equals to 5656,39 square miles
    The Tale of Heightmeyer's Lemming by Falcon Horus

    icon & signature by Falcon Horus || The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research || Pharaoh Hamenthotep @ Patreon
    Proper Stargate Rewatch still happening right now -- season 6 of SG-1

  20. #100
    Major Annoyed's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2014
    Location
    The People's Republic of New York
    Posts
    2,337

    Default Re: Discussion about hot topics trending today

    What the hell is in the water out there?

    http://forum.gateworld.net/threads/9...ng-today/page5

    If you want to be a boss in California, that might just be impossible. If Speaker of the Assembly Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) gets his way with his sponsored bill that has passed through committee that would literally phase out your right to be called the boss of your own company.

    Atkins efforts are echoed by president Pro Tem Kevin De León who stated that he and his caucus were fully on board. De León (D-Los Angeles) said, “No longer will workers confront the hostile environment which comes every day when they have to face being stratified in their careers.”

    The California Legislature is debating a bill that has passed through committee that would phase out hierarchy within a company. The bill is considered a landmark bill by many to eliminate what has been referred to as “wholesale oppression” of employees of a company.

    De León (D-Los Angeles) said, “No longer will workers confront the hostile environment which comes every day when they have to face being stratified in their careers.”

    AB-69 details the terms which can no longer as stated in the law be used to “create a hostile work environment.” As codified in the law, the terms “supervisor, manager, overseer, team leader, leader, producer, director, controller, chair, boss, captain, head person, head honcho, authority, chief, chairperson, chairman, partner, inspector or any other term that may create a perception of inequity that an employee may perceive as harmful to their employment individuality.” Speaker Atkins stated, “This legislation in coordination with our recent law regarding bullying in the workplace will successfully create a harmonious environment for our residents which will enhance their life experience.”
    So, now the perpetually whiny object to someone being their boss?
    "It may seem pointless but small talk is a vital dating skill. It helps to establish a rapport with your companion."
    - Starship Voyager's Holographic Doctor
    "Perhaps there's something to be said for assimilation after all."
    - Former Borg Seven of Nine

Tags for this Thread

Similar Threads

  1. A Discussion/Debate on Religion & Other Closely Related Topics
    By lordofseas in forum Off-Topic Chatter
    Replies: 2301
    Last Post: January 19th, 2018, 09:52 AM
  2. #dGeek & #HappyBDayDavidHewlett on the Trending Topics of Twitter !
    By Fanny-Wan Kenobi in forum Stargate Fandom
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: April 18th, 2010, 03:31 AM
  3. BSG brings up some interesting topics...
    By Tempis in forum Battlestar Galactica
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: February 20th, 2006, 05:26 AM
  4. Discussion I have had at work today about starships!
    By GuardianKentel in forum General Stargate Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: March 25th, 2005, 08:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •