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    • What are your opinions about euthanasia? (Last post by Psyddhattha)
    • The arguments for and against are both compelling: www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Euthanasiaandassis...Pages/Arguments.aspx But I personally believe that death is just another stage in our journey so ultimately each person has the right to decide when they will take that step.
    • Words Mean Things. (Last post by Jestor)
    • Quote: In type, you should strive to be more clear, if anything, as there is not context of voice inflection, body language, etc. In type, it much more easy to misunderstand something, hence, to be as clear as possible and non subjective with your words will open more doors then close them. Of course... But if I think I'm clear, and as clear as I can be, and still not getting through, it can't be helped... And, an individual should realize that not everyone is going to understand what someone else is saying so further questioning should be done...:) Quote: It goes against the argument of subjectivity really. Such as this... Would you explain? This is just another point where people get separated... The "prickly" people, and the "goo" people.... :lol:....
    • Cognitive Dissonance - Your Thoughts (Last post by SeventhSL)
    • Thanks for the input guys. Thought that fox had those grapes with the stone idea. So so close. :) Ok so a little more information. I first stumbled over my own cognitive dissonance when my partner pointed out what a bad memory I had. Of course I didn't believe a word at the time but a week later I found myself to be in complete agreement and somewhat staggered at how I hadn't noticed this before. When I retraced how I'd come to this place it turns out I'd been pretty active with self justification and ignoring conflicting information. Though the passage of time I found that my capacity for self deceit (didn't have the term cognitive dissonance at that stage) went from mildly amusing to somewhat terrifying. When I started to see this in others it just became very sad. After all like Senan says it is responsible for starting wars. So fast forward to today and I have developed a couple of personal strategies to help at least limit it. I'm not pretending these are anywhere near 100% effective but they have certainly lead to some amazing results. My most recent success was helping to bring some peace to the lives of a couple of children going through a really messy divorce. To cut a long story short it helped clear my own emotion, understand both parties and in this case turn one parties strong cognitive dissonance against them. Two years of court rooms turned into an out of court settlement but most importantly two much happier and stable children now they had parents with a working relationship as far as sharing custody was concerned. Please don't miss understand me. I have no desire to tinker with other people's lives especially given I have enough trouble controlling my own. Sadly at this junction my motives are very self centred. I'm more than willing to share my strategies if people are interested but I'm really hoping to hear other people stories and experience so that I can learn from them.
    • Still Around (Last post by Brenna)
    • It was really nice to see you Scott. Its been a while :)
    • invitation to totjo (Last post by Brenna)
    • Why the Knighting procedures in particular? Is it in response to the discussion on Knighting in your show on the 16th?
    • Another XKCD- Answers (Last post by Vusuki)
    • Not sure where to put this- so thought I'd just add it here. Just a bit of a fun poke at star wars www.xkcd.com/1397/ Don't turn it on.
    • Unacceptable Casualties of War (Last post by Deepseablue)
    • Quote: Czech Airlines were not flying from Seoul to Prague above Ukraine. Only above Russia. We have arrived safely in Prague. Good for you! I wouldn't have wanted to be anyone anywhere near Ukraine in the days after the "crash."
    • Well, I thought I would make a few suggestions... (Last post by Proteus)
    • The shoutbox was a 3rd party code which ren was managing when he was admin but took it down after the site's update due to some kind of compatibility or functional issues and never finished fixing it back up. Whatever its condition was when he left, I forgot, but I can check and see if there's anything we can do about it.
    • Thoughts of a simple man (Last post by Arcade)
    • Thanks for sharing, Mike. It's a beautiful piece. One of my favorite albums, by a band called 'In the Nursery', includes a song that incorporates snippets of this poem. [video] The album's closing track contains an exquisitely narrated version of the entire poem without music (hidden after a period of silence), but I was unable to find a clip of that online.
    • Rape Culture (Last post by Zanthan Storm)
    • There are so many ways to reply to this. Often times... rape culture is restricted. Studies are altered to serve one group or another... This stuff really.. comes down to ... BE A DECENT HUMAN BEING. Women don't force stuff on men (sexual or otherwise) Men don't force stuff on women (sexual or otherwise) BE respectful No means no. People who have been raped... That sucks. I see it on a weekly basis... They need help and protection. People who'cry wolf' they are doing as much harm, because then those who it actually happens to... well their voice is lessened. People who do this.. should be charged with false claims and it should be a high punishment. As to who or why... To be honest... I don't care outside of that they get caught. Again, studies to prove anything here. However, it should be treated as any crime. Innocent til proven guilty and the person to claims rape should be safe. Simple. No political aims... nothing else. This culture... should not exist. Period.
    • Jedi Lightsaber (Last post by Phortis Nespin)
    • I built this last year. Plumbing parts, fire department ladder rung, parts from Custom Saber Shop, and other stuff. [attachment] [attachment]

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