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Darkness has washed over me.

OCLawGirl's right. It could be one incident. As long as something happened to her unjustly based on her race and affected her negatively, thats a problem. Same for you.

Whether it is a serious problem in the US as a whole is a different question. I think the word 'serious' needs to either be defined or dropped from the question.

::hits Cady/Goalie/Qui with deep impact power drill::

::likes it::

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Poll: Did you ever use drugs?
« on: August 06, 2007, 12:39:27 PM »
recreational purposes. I did not inhale (I used a syringe instead  ;)).

General Off-Topic Board / Re: bridge collapse
« on: August 06, 2007, 12:33:32 PM »

how many in your area?

Over 55% in my state. I guess we can expect tax increases (not that I earn a salary anymore).

General Off-Topic Board / Re: the quality dating shortage
« on: August 06, 2007, 12:29:30 PM »
There are plenty of great girls out there. There are also plenty of great guys.

The problem is that all great guys and girls are always dating dweebs, slags, bitches, assholes, and other losers.

Great people are fatally attracted to members of the opposite sex who are unworthy of them. And those losers latch onto the great people like leeches and feed off of their life force in a neverending cycle of desperate codependency and heartache.

That's where the good people are. They're out there, they just can't get a date with one another because all of them are in "commited relationships" with the parasites attached to their asses.

Even when they have the opportunity to get together, they usually don't, because of 1) tragic lack of attraction, and 2) feeling they don't deserve somebody so good, because they've all had their confidence and self-worth undermined by an endless series of unfulfilling relationships with leeches.


So act like a dweeb/slag/female dog/a-hole/loser to get someone who's 'great'. Then be 'great' yourself. 8)

General Off-Topic Board / Re: College Football
« on: August 06, 2007, 12:14:16 PM »
<=== Went from Big 12 to Big East  :'( :'( :'(

ETA: Nope I was wrong. Independent for Football, Atlantic 10 for Basketball.  :'( :'( :'(

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Science vs Religion
« on: July 30, 2007, 02:34:25 PM »
93.8% of statistics are made-up.

2 out of 3 dentists agree

General Off-Topic Board / Re: My Thoughts/Rants - Poll: $$$ or a life
« on: July 30, 2007, 01:49:43 PM »
Dear Prudence,
I'm 36, but look and feel younger. There is a young lady in my office, about 10 years younger than me, whom I enjoy chatting with. Her desk is just a few feet from my office, so I walk past her dozens of times a day. Maybe once or twice a day, I'll stop for a minute and make small talk. She always smiles brightly and jokes with me, and she has said some very complimentary things about my personality and the way I dress. About a month ago, I asked her out for lunch. She said yes without hesitation, and we picked a day. But when that day came, she said she had been so busy that she'd forgotten, and asked if we could do it another day. When the new day came, it was a similar story. We've rescheduled lunch four times now, which seems a little excessive to me. But she continues to be very friendly, pay me compliments, and laugh loudly at my jokes. Is she really not interested, in spite of her telling me that I have a "wonderful personality," that I "look great today," and so on? She's really sweet, and I don't want to let the opportunity to get to know her better slip away, but I also know that repeatedly being "too busy" or "forgetting" is usually a sign that a girl's not interested.

—Confused in Cubicleland

Dear Confused,
You've gotten to know her quite well enough. I have the feeling that when you walk away, she rolls her eyes at her cubicle mates about your latest joke. Now she's demonstrating to them her Pavlovian powers: She compliments your clothes, and you keep asking her out—no matter how many times she gives you a lame excuse for breaking the date. Continue to give her a delighted smile and nod when you pass by, but stop pausing for small talk and jokes. Your friendly withdrawal may actually prompt her to reschedule that lunch. But if she does, you have to decide if you want to pursue someone who makes you feel like Charlie Brown after Lucy has yanked the football out from under him yet again.

Where so you find this stuff?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: ION, ETA.
« on: July 27, 2007, 03:49:25 PM »

Well, just from the post it seems like they need $10 mil. to support food programs in Zambia. They take $2.5 mil. from corn production and reduce rations until they meet $10 mil. Then when that's reached they use some for food rations and some to support corn farmers production. So why not cut the $2.5 mil in corn and use the $7.5 mil to provide rations and support improvements?

Nevermind though, I didn't take into account that the corn investment probably goes toward a larger general food provision.

::backs out of thread::

::goes to fight more about religion somehwere::

Oh, I see.

They need the 10 mil to (1) keep them alive, and (2) to keep them nourished enough to be able to farm.

WFP is an emergency (i.e.) not a development) organization.

Ah, that makes more sense then.

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