I once suggested, in my youth, that the United States annex Canada because it would be "neat". I was appropriately castigated for making important decisions based on silliness
Have you ever thought that, perhaps, by feeding someone less fortunate, they stopped trying to help themselves , and ended up worse off then if you'd just stopped being a hand-wringing idiot and drove your civic that you earned?
“There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages.”
Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
Cue the guy who thinks a ban on all guns in workable, and in the next comment rages against the war on drugs and how it's been an abject failure.
Yeah, there's too many "eventually"'s in that...
I eventually grew tired of debating the whole "but does it even matter". Eventually, I simply decided to do/vote whatever I think is right. Do the correct and moral thing based on my beliefs. In the long run, it may not change anything. But I've stayed true to myself, and hopefully if enough people do that, things may change.
I agree, except for #4. Islam at the top religion in the US in 10 years is just silly talk. It would require MASS conversion.
Determine the average person's earnings over their lifetime.
Take the white collar criminal's stolen earnings and compare them to the this. If they exceed it, then they have effectively stolen the equivalent of a lifetime's work. Thus, they need to pay it back, with their own life.
So, if the average person working over their life earns ( I'm making this up, I don't know what it is) 2 million dollars and the Bernie Madoff wannabe embezzled more than that, then it's a death sentence.
Two wrongs don't make a right.
"China used to be very powerful in the region".
By that logic, the Babylonians own a large portion of the Middle east.
By your logic, we should simply build a lot of islands exactly 201 miles from the Chinese coast and declare them "ours", and institute 200 mile range out towards the chinese coast, then bitch when their ships launch.
Tell that to my friend who had her long time friend stabbed to death. I'm sure he often sits around in the afterlife contemplating how much better his death by stabbing was to a death by gunshot.
I really hate how people, fantastically successful at one task/job, suddenly decide they're superior and all-knowing in all areas.
"Oh yes, I made billions making and selling on operating system. So naturally I'm a genius in history education"
"Oh yes, I was a big hit modelling naked and being on a talk show, so naturally I can pontificate on how immunizations cause autism"
"Oh yes, I'm a big star of screen and film, and they pay me millions to act. So naturally, my political views are unimpeachable"
In the end, correct representations of women in gaming will probably require women writing/authoring/controlling the game production.
I'm curious what a rah rah super macho action game would be like made entirely by women with no male input. I'm sure it would be equally stupid. Or, alternately, very funny.
"Maybe we could get rid our desire to have sex"
The hard core feminists already have kind of done that....