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1  Economy / Speculation / Re: Why BTC is having trouble breaking $360 on: October 02, 2014, 11:47:09 AM
one simple reason: not enough buyers, miners can dump only a fixed amount, this mean that it's not their fault
and too much sellers
2  Other / Off-topic / Re: investing bitcoins a good idea? on: October 02, 2014, 11:23:48 AM
Is investing bitcoin a good way of multiplying it? I have seen on gambling sites that ables someone to invest in the site? Is this very profitable?
Gambling you bitcoin is not a good ideea, unless you want to loose it.
3  Other / Off-topic / Re: How often do you clean your computer? on: October 02, 2014, 11:20:48 AM
How often do you clean your computer?

I clean all of the dust out of my system probably every 6 months.  Having a case with dust screens in the front has helped keep the inside cleaner than previous cases.
outside daly, inside every 3 months
4  Other / Off-topic / Re: Best way to build trust on: October 02, 2014, 11:19:31 AM
trust in the devil
lol good one
5  Other / Off-topic / Are Societies Better-off without God? on: October 02, 2014, 11:02:54 AM
I'm not sure that I agree with this study. Read it and decide for yourself.
Societies worse off 'when they have God on their side'

RELIGIOUS belief can cause damage to a society, contributing towards high murder rates, abortion, sexual promiscuity and suicide, according to research published today.

According to the study, belief in and worship of God are not only unnecessary for a healthy society but may actually contribute to social problems.

The study counters the view of believers that religion is necessary to provide the moral and ethical foundations of a healthy society.

It compares the social peformance of relatively secular countries, such as Britain, with the US, where the majority believes in a creator rather than the theory of evolution. Many conservative evangelicals in the US consider Darwinism to be a social evil, believing that it inspires atheism and amorality.

Many liberal Christians and believers of other faiths hold that religious belief is socially beneficial, believing that it helps to lower rates of violent crime, murder, suicide, sexual promiscuity and abortion. The benefits of religious belief to a society have been described as its “spiritual capital”. But the study claims that the devotion of many in the US may actually contribute to its ills.

The paper, published in the Journal of Religion and Society, a US academic journal, reports: “Many Americans agree that their churchgoing nation is an exceptional, God-blessed, shining city on the hill that stands as an impressive example for an increasingly sceptical world.

“In general, higher rates of belief in and worship of a creator correlate with higher rates of homicide, juvenile and early adult mortality, STD infection rates, teen pregnancy and abortion in the prosperous democracies.

“The United States is almost always the most dysfunctional of the developing democracies, sometimes spectacularly so.”

Gregory Paul, the author of the study and a social scientist, used data from the International Social Survey Programme, Gallup and other research bodies to reach his conclusions.

He compared social indicators such as murder rates, abortion, suicide and teenage pregnancy.

The study concluded that the US was the world’s only prosperous democracy where murder rates were still high, and that the least devout nations were the least dysfunctional. Mr Paul said that rates of gonorrhoea in adolescents in the US were up to 300 times higher than in less devout democratic countries. The US also suffered from “ uniquely high” adolescent and adult syphilis infection rates, and adolescent abortion rates, the study suggested.

Mr Paul said: “The study shows that England, despite the social ills it has, is actually performing a good deal better than the USA in most indicators, even though it is now a much less religious nation than America.”

He said that the disparity was even greater when the US was compared with other countries, including France, Japan and the Scandinavian countries. These nations had been the most successful in reducing murder rates, early mortality, sexually transmitted diseases and abortion, he added.

Mr Paul delayed releasing the study until now because of Hurricane Katrina. He said that the evidence accumulated by a number of different studies suggested that religion might actually contribute to social ills. “I suspect that Europeans are increasingly repelled by the poor societal performance of the Christian states,” he added.

He said that most Western nations would become more religious only if the theory of evolution could be overturned and the existence of God scientifically proven. Likewise, the theory of evolution would not enjoy majority support in the US unless there was a marked decline in religious belief, Mr Paul said.

“The non-religious, proevolution democracies contradict the dictum that a society cannot enjoy good conditions unless most citizens ardently believe in a moral creator.

“The widely held fear that a Godless citizenry must experience societal disaster is therefore refuted.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article571206.ece
6  Other / Off-topic / Re: is bitcoin a scam ? on: October 02, 2014, 10:51:34 AM
Grin Grin Grin Grin
Are you a scam?
7  Other / Politics & Society / Must Be Nice to Be A Rich Leftist on: October 02, 2014, 09:46:53 AM
When you are, you can spend all the money you want and fellow leftists never think you are overpaid or undeserving or that your lavish lifestyle, including four homes purchased by your trust, could be trimmed to the benefit of the poor.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11130342/George-Clooney-and-Amal-Alamuddins-wedding-cost-8m.html
8  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Kissinger made plans to attack Cuba on: October 02, 2014, 09:32:51 AM
What if we'd left Cuba alone, and not tried to squeeze the life out of their economy. The Cuban Missile Crisis never would have happened, and we'd be allowed to buy the best cigars in the world. Dam I like those Cuban cigars....
9  Other / Politics & Society / Re: The Illuminati discussion thread Do they exist? on: October 02, 2014, 09:05:09 AM
Are they in control of the world?  Like a lot of conspiracy theorists say they do.  Do they even exist?  Is the evidence for their existence based upon mounds and mounds of fallacies and misinterpretations?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminati

The "illuminati card game" created in 1995. Some of those cards:







They exist ,other wise wouldn't be smoke without a fire.
10  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Greatest story never told on: October 02, 2014, 08:42:25 AM
The documentary shows the other side of the medal, it shows that everything happened with a reason, not just making Hitler a monster who once woke up and decided to enslave all of Europe like the mainstream historians

It shows, why and how what exactly caused the second world war

This is the history we should of been taught

Write if you watched the documentary, what you thought about it and if you plan to watch it.

Check IMDB

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3526810/

Full documentary uploaded to YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhGfCTA_6wA

Download torrent here

http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/8844640/Adolf_Hitler_-_The_Greatest_Story_Never_Told

Since it lasts over 5 hours,you can find another version on YT, divided in 29 parts
There is always another side of the medal,and no matter what was Hitler reson to start the war is not an excuse for all the dead people ,jews,gipsys...and other nations ,all people focus on jews only but there are other nations who suffer from Hitlers hand some even germans.
11  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Prison for Kicking a Cat? on: September 30, 2014, 07:10:10 PM
A common thread that links most serial killers is deliberate animal abuse. When someone lures an animal in order to do that animal harm, he is an obvious danger to society. BTW, this is not about race . White guys do it too.
No one brought up race but you.
12  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Prison for Kicking a Cat? on: September 30, 2014, 07:06:13 PM
How does it help this young man to be imprisoned, when that means that it will impact on his ability to find employment for the rest of his life, and that in turn impacts on whatever family he will have in the future. The judicial system, instead of looking at him as a criminal, can see him as someone in need of a behavior adjustment and help that by making him work with animals.

Nothing changes hearts and minds by having to interact with the people/issues that you have no regard for.
13  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Prison for Kicking a Cat? on: September 30, 2014, 06:42:27 PM
People who abuse animals are one step away from doing the same to people. This sick individual took great joy in inflicting serious injury to this cat,  and even went out of his way to lure the cat in to do it. Do I object to jail time for him? Absolutely not - but I do agree that part of his sentence should be public service at an animal shelter - under the closest of supervision, of course.
But even if he did kick someone, the penalty is not a prison term. There is a reason why this country has the most people in the penal system, and the reason is that they do not think that there are alternatives to imprisonment, when to me it is obvious that there are.
14  Other / Off-topic / Re: Conscience on: September 30, 2014, 06:35:13 PM
I think stoning anyone to death for any reason is wrong.So I think your god is evil if it demands such punishment,or your the one who's gona throw the stone first?
15  Other / Off-topic / Re: Conscience on: September 30, 2014, 05:57:34 PM
Actually, did not my questions come first?

But, to answer, biblically, adultery is always wrong.  And, it is deserving of death.  It is not ok now, if that is what you think changed.  What God chooses to do about may have - and there are still consequences to adultery, even if no one else knows but the two involved.

 

Your turn.
I want to know whether the original penalty was right or not. So in your god's eyes it is always moral to stone adulterers?
16  Other / Politics & Society / Prison for Kicking a Cat? on: September 30, 2014, 04:44:50 PM
Overkill or deserved? I for one cannot see how/who it helps to imprison anyone for animal cruelty. Couldn't the people who abuse animals learn a better lesson if sentenced to working for animals? Wouldn't the activists gain more if these people are put into service of animals?
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Had it been a person he kicked, Mr. Robinson, 22, most likely would have received a quick plea bargain requiring no jail time — if, that is, he had even been arrested. And had he kicked that gray cat a few years ago, a similar outcome might have awaited him.

But now, every time Mr. Robinson has appeared in court in Brooklyn, animal-rights activists have surrounded him, attending his hearings and calling for a jail sentence. He has not even received a plea offer from prosecutors — extremely rare in misdemeanor cases.

Mr. Robinson, with one seemingly unconsidered kick, has unwittingly placed himself at the center of an impassioned, growing debate.

On one side are the activists. Once dismissed as cat ladies or fringe do-gooders, they have come to wield real power through funding, organization and a focus on legal remedies for animal abuse. They have embraced social-media campaigns; offered rewards to potential witnesses to animal abuse; trained prosecutors; and made inroads in pushing law enforcement across the country to arrest, and seek jail time for, animal abusers.

Yet lawyers defending the accused say that punishment in such cases can seem disproportionate to the crime when an animal is the victim.

At the moment, the activists seem to be winning the fight. The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced this month that it would track animal abuse as a separate crime, rather than lumping it in the “other” category.

In New York City, the Police Department took over responsibility for animal abuse complaints in January, and created an Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad. Arrests for animal abuse increased about 250 percent through September, compared with the same period last year.

And the Brooklyn district attorney, Kenneth P. Thompson, said the Robinson case, which is to go to trial on Wednesday, was “indicative of my determination to be strong on folks who think they can just abuse any type of animal.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/nyregion/animal-abuse-gains-traction-as-a-serious-crime-with-jail-more-often-the-result.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSumSmallMediaHigh&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
17  Other / Off-topic / Re: Conscience on: September 30, 2014, 03:54:29 PM
Whenever I seek to verify something from Scripture, I am sooner or later successful.  It is historically accurate, for example.

In addition, it can be tested.  People's lives are changed in a powerful way in trusting in the risen Jesus that does not happen for those who do not trust.
Conscience is evidence that there is a Creator. Unless you are saying right and wrong are subjective.
Of course this is subjective.It was right to stone adultresses to death once.Do we still think this is the right thing to do? What is also subjective is how you arrived at that conclusion. You could just as easily say, "Conscience is evidence that Mickey Mouse is real" and it be the "truth".

So, how do you determine if conscience is proof of anything?
So, you are saying when it was acceptable, it was right, and when it is not acceptable, it is wrong?So, if it becomes acceptable, it becomes right again?If someone was to ask you why stealing is wrong, or rape, you would tell them what?
When it was acceptable it was considered to be right by the god squad at the time.

I assume the present god squad frowns on such behaviour today.

Which rather begs the question: was god right when he thought stoning adulterers was right and moral?  Or is god right now that he has changed his mind and now thinks stoning adulterers is wrong?

You answer this directly, don't counter with some silly question, don't obfuscate, just tell me when god got this matter right?  Now or in the past?
18  Other / Off-topic / Re: My identity has been STOLEN on: September 30, 2014, 03:30:54 PM
I would notify all of the companies you shop with and make sure no purchases are sent to any other address but yours and notify your credit card company as well and ask for a new card.
19  Other / Off-topic / Re: Conscience on: September 30, 2014, 03:27:49 PM
Whenever I seek to verify something from Scripture, I am sooner or later successful.  It is historically accurate, for example.

In addition, it can be tested.  People's lives are changed in a powerful way in trusting in the risen Jesus that does not happen for those who do not trust.
Conscience is evidence that there is a Creator. Unless you are saying right and wrong are subjective.
Of course this is subjective.It was right to stone adultresses to death once.Do we still think this is the right thing to do? What is also subjective is how you arrived at that conclusion. You could just as easily say, "Conscience is evidence that Mickey Mouse is real" and it be the "truth".

So, how do you determine if conscience is proof of anything?
20  Other / Politics & Society / Re: The lessons of war? on: September 30, 2014, 12:23:34 PM
Therefore, he concludes, the best U.S. strategy rests in us “doing as little as possible and forcing regional powers into the fray, then in maintaining the balance of power in this coalition.” I am not sure, but it’s worth debating.

Here’s another question: What’s this war really about?
“This is a war over the soul of Islam — that is what differentiates this moment from all others,” argues Ahmad Khalidi, a Palestinian scholar associated with St. Antony’s College, Oxford. Here is why: For decades, Saudi Arabia has been the top funder of the mosques and schools throughout the Muslim world that promote the most puritanical version of Islam, known as Salafism, which is hostile to modernity, women and religious pluralism, or even Islamic pluralism.

 Allegedly our government always implements the best possible solutions and smart strategies but for some strange reason those measures never...

    Saudi financing for these groups is a byproduct of the ruling bargain there between the al-Saud family and its Salafist religious establishment, known as the Wahhabis. The al-Sauds get to rule and live how they like behind walls, and the Wahhabis get to propagate Salafist Islam both inside Saudi Arabia and across the Muslim world, using Saudi oil wealth. Saudi Arabia is, in effect, helping to fund both the war against ISIS and the Islamist ideology that creates ISIS members (some 1,000 Saudis are believed to be fighting with jihadist groups in Syria), through Salafist mosques in Europe, Pakistan, Central Asia and the Arab world.

This game has reached its limit. First, because ISIS presents a challenge to Saudi Arabia. ISIS says it is the “caliphate,” the center of Islam. Saudi Arabia believes it is the center. And, second, ISIS is threatening Muslims everywhere. Khalidi told me of a Muslim woman friend in London who says she’s afraid to go out with her head scarf on for fear that people will believe she is with ISIS — just for dressing as a Muslim. Saudi Arabia cannot continue fighting ISIS and feeding the ideology that nurtures ISIS. It will hurt more and more Muslims.

We, too, have to stop tolerating this. For years, the U.S. has “played the role of the central bank of Middle East stability,” noted Mousavizadeh. “Just as the European Central Bank funding delays the day that France has to go through structural reforms, America’s security umbrella,” always there no matter what the Saudis do, “has delayed the day that Saudi Arabia has to face up to its internal contradictions,” and reform its toxic ruling bargain. The future of Islam and our success against ISIS depend onit. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/17/opinion/thomas-friedman-isis-and-the-arab-world.html?_r=0

 

 

My position on this mirrors his almost exactly.
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