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Commented on Spore

Should have something about the "initial demonstrations ( example )and the subsequent disappointment that the game didn’t live up to what people thought it would be.

Jul 23, 2014 at 08:38AM EDT

Commented on Operation Protective Edge

How does caring about the pointless repeated bombing and killing of innocent people (by a state that they’re supposed to be closely allied with I might add) preclude one from caring about other humanitarian crises? Why not instead of berating people for caring about this, you spent your time educating people over these problems and trying to figure out ways to help?

Let’s face it, this isn’t about people dying in Africa etc., this is about you trying to be a special edgy snowflake because you’re so above the media’s “caring about other people’s suffering” shtick. Well you know what? I’d rather be a hypocrite and do my best, care about what happens to others, and maybe even try to somehow help within my limited power to do so as someone who lives on the other side of the world and has difficulties of their own, than be a misanthropic arsehole who goes on and on about how superior they are to everyone else because they don’t care about innocent people being killed, and in the end does fuck all to help anyone.

Caring about something > not caring about anything at all, every time.

Jul 21, 2014 at 07:11AM EDT

Commented on Operation Protective Edge

One problem is the leadership of both sides have an interest in the conflict continuing. The more the right-wing government of Israel keeps the conflict going, the more they’ll get elected for being “tough on the terrorists”. Hamas probably only exists as a power because of Palestinian anger towards the Israeli occupiers. The more they antagonize each other, the more power they’ll have over their respective people, so they don’t have any reason to work towards peace, and so this keeps going on and on and on.

Jul 21, 2014 at 06:49AM EDT

Uploaded an image to Airbnb.

Jul 19, 2014 at 09:07PM EDT

Added a video to Supercut.

Jul 19, 2014 at 11:48AM EDT

Commented on Thor

It’s reasonably easy to suspend your disbelief of dragons, magic etc. because they’re so outside of our experience (and theoretically could exist if the world ran under different rules than it does). When it comes to relatively mundane things like how breastplates work, it’s rather more difficult, especially if the story is meant to be “serious”.

Basically what JovianTroll said.

Jul 18, 2014 at 03:03PM EDT

Commented on Hairy Legs Club

That it probably has less to do with hygiene and more with people trying to sell you shit.

Jul 16, 2014 at 12:18PM EDT

Commented on Hairy Legs Club

Is it a lack of personal hygiene? I mean, men get away with it fine.

Apparently shaving one’s legs wasn’t even a thing until the 1920’s, when Gillette wanted to expand their razor market – I didn’t know that.

Jul 16, 2014 at 11:26AM EDT

Commented on Hairy Legs Club

Should be noted that the professor gave the same credit to guys who shaved from the neck down for the same amount of time.

Jul 16, 2014 at 11:13AM EDT

Commented on Greenpeace

I wasn’t even trolling. :|

Regardless, thanks for the discussion! Have a good night, dude. :)

Jul 15, 2014 at 09:05PM EDT

Commented on Greenpeace

>Yep, just ignore that, typical.

I was just replying to that in the other thread. (Incidentally, maybe we should have merged our discussion into one of these – it’s a bit confusing having two.)

>And actually it does

How does Greenpeace being like PETA make their argument about Shell drilling in the Arctic and Lego’s partnership with them incorrect?

Jul 15, 2014 at 09:05PM EDT

Commented on Greenpeace

>no PETA like orgization is going to stop their partnership

With enough public support they might – stranger things have happened!

>>Want to make a video to persuade others to dislike oil industry

No, again, that’s not what Greenpeace is doing. They’re concerned here with Arctic drilling in particular. They’re not attacking the oil industry in general. Admittedly, they could have made that more clear.

>Not Fine.

Why? Because it’s not to your personal taste? Their video has gotten ~4,000,000 views. How many do you think it’d have if it was just some guy reading a list of grievances he has with Shell? 40? Their aim was to raise awareness of the issue among a lot of people, and they’ve obviously been successful since that’s why we’re talking about it in the first place.

Jul 15, 2014 at 08:57PM EDT

Commented on Greenpeace

That has nothing to do with what we were talking about here (we were discussing Greenpeace’s criticism of Lego’s new contract with Shell, not how good their video was), but okay.

>Greenpeace is the environmental version of PETA

Ad hominem, much? Whether Greenpeace is vaguely like PETA in some fashion has nothing to do with whether they’re right on this issue.

Jul 15, 2014 at 08:51PM EDT

Commented on Greenpeace

Yeah, that’s why it took them twenty odd years to bring out the new sets – they were just trying to find a pen. :P

Regardless, Greenpeace’s issue is with the new contract during Shell’s Arctic drilling. Whether they had prior contracts in the past is irrelevant.

Jul 15, 2014 at 08:41PM EDT

Commented on Greenpeace

If you read the article it says that those items were generally discontinued in 1992, while new ones were rolled out in 2012. Lego themselves state they entered a new long-term contract with Shell in 2011, as quoted here.

Jul 15, 2014 at 08:18PM EDT

Commented on Greenpeace

Again, the partnership isn’t what’s supplying them with plastic (or else where did they get it all before they began the partnership in 2011?) People aren’t objecting to Lego using plastic, they’re objecting to them making branded promotional material for Shell, while Shell is in the middle of risky Arctic drilling.

Jul 15, 2014 at 08:12PM EDT

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