I don't despise a salesperson for doing their job. Their motive is clear - to make a sale and profit - and based on that motive, "buyer beware" seems fairly obvious. Organized religions pretends they *aren't* trying to SELL something when most of them certainly are, and that makes them worse than Whole Foods and most used car salespeople, too.
We see what you did there.
I understand why this is modded Funny, but also, isn't this (combined with a lack of belief in contraception) kind of a true picture of part of the problem in the starving African nations?
You are confused. The Mr. Fusion was *used to* fire up the Flux Capacitor. If no fusion, you need lightning. Duh.
Human teeth show every sign of being shaped, at least in part, to consume insects, and we possibly developed long fingers to dig them out of hiding places, too. I'm not religious, but sometimes I can't help but think of a monkey-like God looking down on all of mankind's problems with famine and hunger and yelling, "For My sake, mankind, I gave you the cockroach! An unlimited food source - you can't wipe the little bastards out if you try!"
I laughed at this, but I'm not sure why.
"As people have already pointed out, the parents who complain about violent video games are not the same parents as those buying it."
Actually, I'm not totally certain of this. My step-sister and her husband are the sort of people who would complain about this, and I've seen their kids playing GTA4 at their house. Hypocrisy and cognitive dissonance are no problem for a certain portion of our population, unfortunately.
So I assume you're fully up on the new maths created to keep up with the assets of Disaster Area and Dethklok, then?
Or, begin using war or other life-threatening large scale projects to reduce their male population. I'll take the poly, thanks.
Whether or not that matters to you depends on whether you are concerned with Card's financial gain, in which case you are possibly correct, or your own moral contribution to Card's actions, in which case, the person who buys the new book is taking a tiny amount of responsibility for what he does with their money onto themselves, but by buying used, you aren't.
I think that that is so brilliant.... that I thought of it years ago.
I would really like to see government "marriage" (not church Marriage, churches can do what they want regarding religious ceremonies) replaced with a Family Contract, someday. Forget about sex - why SHOULDN'T an elderly brother and sister who have both had their spouses precede them be able to give one another the same financial security as partners in a married couple give one another, just as one example?
I get why you're saying that, but that word still applies to other mixes of polygamists, too, aside from the one the poster above was asking about. The difference between polygamy and polyamory is that the first applies to marriage and the second applies to love - and hopefully for most people those go together just like the opening to 'Married With Children' said.
"So the "deepness" of the book had to do with how much you DID'NT know about the author?"
How many times have you had your enjoyment of something (music, movie, artwork, etc) ruined or at least diminished because you found out the creators' original intentions and they were so much less than what you had taken from those works on your own, using the context of your own life and knowledge? That happens to me ALL THE TIME. So, in other words, the answer to your question may very well be "yes".
Your notion that other mammals (such as goats) are not sentient is both specious and speciesist. You clearly need a cat, or, if you have one, he/she needs to be watching their human more carefully.
"I have no idea if there is a term for multiple men and multiple women that is more specific than polygamy."
If there is, I've never heard it, and I've been part of the poly community for almost 20 years. But, there IS another set of terms, so long as we are creating a glossary
Triad - three people of any mix of genders, all in a relationship with each other.
V - three people of any mix of genders, where two of them are in relationships with the third, but not with one another.
(I don't mean to generalize - I'm sure there are people in perfectly honorable, up-front Vs - but in my experience, the V is frequently what happens when one part of a couple cheats and then convinces the other part that they're really doing some high-minded new-age thing, instead - talking them into staying and being miserable, at least for a while.)