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Question: pro death penalty  (Voting closed: February 19, 2004, 02:39:53 AM)
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« Reply #285 on: March 03, 2004, 07:32:27 PM »

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I agree, the media does blow up things out of proportion =(.

Nek: Dont insult any religion even if you disklike it very much. I disagree insulting any religion because the religion isnt bad but a few rogues give it a bad name.


I think most people would insult the cult of SJ_Zero, worshipping the mighty and powerful SJ_Zero, though I don't know why. We've got everything a cult needs -- a divine man from the heavens to worship(The mighty and powerful SJ Zero), kool aid, rituals designed to subjugate you all to my will....

I think you should drop everything and join the cult of SJ_Zero. Otherwise you could spend eternity in Almac-nar, watching disney cartoons and being beaten by Jack Valenti while he laughs at how little you make. Cheesy
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« Reply #286 on: March 03, 2004, 07:33:42 PM »

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Yeah, that's why Janet Jackson was banned from the grammies and that ceremony and the Oscars' were broadcast with a 5 minutes delay. That's what I call "don't care about it".


Media frenzy and corporate damage control. The average person on the street could care less.


Gonna let that Rick Mercer comment slide, eh? OK,

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« Reply #287 on: March 03, 2004, 09:30:19 PM »

na_th_an, it's not alright if this thing was planned and no one told you about it. It's all about expectancy. If you were watching a show and you knew one of the singers would get part of her breast exposed, you wouldn't do this afterwards:

 Cheesy  :oops:  Shocked  :-?  :Huh:  :normal:  :x  :evil:  :king:
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« Reply #288 on: March 03, 2004, 09:48:02 PM »

I would have been...  Shocked  Tongue  :rotfl:  :bounce:  :king:  and then  Sad ... The image just lasted a few seconds Sad
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« Reply #289 on: March 04, 2004, 09:14:36 AM »

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Nek: Dont insult any religion even if you disklike it very much. I disagree insulting any religion because the religion isnt bad but a few rogues give it a bad name.

#1. I didn't insult any religions.

#2. I spoke the truth, regardless of how much it hurts.

#3. I did it for the express purpose of getting such a reaction, as noted by the [incitation_of_controversy] tags.

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« Reply #290 on: March 04, 2004, 01:19:12 PM »

So did you want the controversy to be about violence being more accepted than sex, or about how you refered to Christianity as a "infection"? Maybe it's just me, but that seems to contradict your statement of "I didn't insult any religions".
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« Reply #291 on: March 04, 2004, 01:25:38 PM »

He didn't insult any religions. He just said that Christianity has infected the society.
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« Reply #292 on: March 04, 2004, 01:28:37 PM »

In English, "Infected" is derogatory. But if no offfense was meant, than none was taken.  :wink:
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« Reply #293 on: March 04, 2004, 03:24:03 PM »

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So did you want the controversy to be about violence being more accepted than sex, or about how you refered to Christianity as a "infection"? Maybe it's just me, but that seems to contradict your statement of "I didn't insult any religions".

Christianity is not a religion. Therefore, I did not insult a religion. In fact, an insult is generally accepted as a false statement intended to hurt someone. What I said wasn't false, so therefore it couldn't even be considered an insult. Cheesy
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« Reply #294 on: March 04, 2004, 07:11:27 PM »

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In English, "Infected" is derogatory. But if no offfense was meant, than none was taken.  :wink:


Not really. It's generally taken in a negative fashion, but there's nothing inherently derogatory about the word. After all, a laugh can be infectious, does that mean that you hate laughing?
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« Reply #295 on: March 04, 2004, 10:03:41 PM »

Heh. Point taken.

But regarding the comment about the US caring more about sex than violence.... I think you're right. It hadn't occured to me to think about it that way before, and it was kind of surprising.

But in the specific context of the Superbowl event, I think most of the problem was it wasn't expected. It's certainly understandable that parents would like to have control over what basically amounts to pornography.

If by violence you meant on TV, video games, etc. then perhaps one of the reasons why Americans think it's ok to watch people being killed but not nudity is that you know the killing isn't real, but porn is porn, regardless of whether you're seeing it on TV or in "real life".

If you meant violence as in actual crimes.... well, human nature, man. Violence is, unfortunatly, an everyday occurence; it's not like the media is going to report on every mugging or shooting. They wouldn't have time, and people would get bored of it. So what the media does report on as when something unexpected or interesting happens (e.g., the superbowl).

As others have mentioned, the stir the superbowl caused is more from the media's reaction, not the public's. While the two do influence eachother, there is a difference.[/b]
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« Reply #296 on: March 04, 2004, 10:10:54 PM »

Sex is also a natural element of humankind. In fact, it is the only constant in human existence. Nature in and of itself is very violent. Justice is a "human" concept, as is "fairness". Nature isn't fair, and nature isn't kind. So the fact that humans are violent is, as you stated, just the way humans are. However, humans are THE most sexual of all creatures on this planet. To show disregard and utter contempt for this basic human element which is the very essence of our survival as a race is just sheer idiocy.

The more civilized humans think they are...the more they stray from nature's laws.
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« Reply #297 on: March 04, 2004, 10:22:03 PM »

I found the whole thing utterly silly. Here's an article that expresses what adosorken and others were saying about violence versus sex:
http://www.msu.mcmaster.ca/sil/oped/030404making.html

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Edit: I saw a pic of Janet's breast when it was "exposed" and you cant even see her nipple considering she has a huge nipple shield on it which pierces the nipple. She's only exposing a tad more than what you would normally see at the beach. That is hardly porn. That's the same reason I was pissed off when nathan's "Jill" was classed as a "guilty pleasure" because it had artful and very tasteful nudity. There was nothing raunchy or pornographic about it.

Btw, only about 200,000 people complained, out of the 140 million that watched it. For all you non-math gurus, that's a .1%. I guess noone really gave a fuck huh? :roll:
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« Reply #298 on: March 04, 2004, 11:24:38 PM »

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[...] It's certainly understandable that parents would like to have control over what basically amounts to pornography.


Showing a nipple is pornography? IT'S JUST A BODY PART!

I've been seeing tits all my life (as every other normal child here) and I am not crazy or a raper!
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« Reply #299 on: March 05, 2004, 06:36:07 AM »

I'm not trying to say sweden is better or anything but.... we have commercials (for shows) feauturing naked guys and girls.

I fail to see what the big deal is, I mean it's not like a kid has never seen his/her parents naked. Is it?

I know I've seen my parents, if nothing else when we are at the beach. So whats the big deal?

I thibk that I have seen a "sexual" ("sexual" = nipple, but, penis, breast, aso.) body part atleast twice every year through my entire life.


On the other hand, learning a 5year old how to fire a gun is illegal (I think, not really sure, but it is not accepted)

Seeing a nipple on TV is an outrage? But firing a gun is ok?... Errr

Z!re fails to see the logic and in the attempt to grasp it his brain melts of overuse. *staring at random atom (which just happens to be the tip of a nipple), drooling*
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