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POSTED BY: KANEMAN
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 11:42
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 6:07 PM

KANEMAN


I thought I would start a thread where we do not respond to each other, rather post questions that we can mull over. If something rubs you or you think deserves it's own thread start it elsewhere. I think this could be fun. Add a question.

I find it strange that amongst western civilized countries we have the most domestic violence(murders, assaults, etc.) Yet, we rarely have civil unrest and riots on any large scale that other countries SEEM to have frequently. Is it because we have the freedom to be so diverse socially, religiously, and politically?

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 7:32 PM

WHIMSICALNBRAINPAN


I wonder why we have some of the best, most advanced medical care in the world, and brag about this fact when most people can't afford health insurance. Why brag about something that is supposed to be for the good of all, but people can't afford to use?

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 3:25 AM

HERO


I wonder why MANY, but certainly not most people can't afford health insurance, including many people in the middle class, and why many, but certainly NOT MOST, Doctors (and hospitals, nursing agencies, the folk with the sleepy gas, the 'wound care specialists', etc) can't afford malpractice insurance? Seems to me that all folk on both sides of the issue have a common problem...insurance.

H

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 4:21 AM

CHRISISALL


Why has it taken 26 years to get a Donner edit of Superman II when fans like myself have been ready to fork out coin all along?
Oh, and does God watch the movies we make? If he/she's all-knowing, then God must know the movies produced as well as the grains of sand...do you think he/she has a favourite?

The important questions Chrisisall

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 4:26 AM

DESKTOPHIPPIE


Why do your fingers go all wrinkly when you've been in the water too long?




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Thursday, September 28, 2006 4:34 AM

FINN MAC CUMHAL


Why doesn’t my cat dissolve? It pukes up hair balls the size of my fist; it craps a dozen times a day and sheds hair continuously, yet never seems to lose mass. Why haven’t I come home from work to discover a trail of cat along the floor that leads nowhere?



Nihil est incertius vulgo, nihil obscurius voluntate hominum, nihil fallacius ratione tota comitiorum.

Nothing is more unpredictable than the mob, nothing more obscure than public opinion, nothing more deceptive than the whole political system.

-- Cicero

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 7:13 AM

CITIZEN


Quote:

Originally posted by kaneman:
Is it because we have the freedom to be so diverse socially, religiously, and politically?

Nope, it's because we have more toys. Why go out and riot when you can watch someone else do it on TV?

You are watching FOX.

We are watching FOX...



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Thursday, September 28, 2006 8:36 AM

RUE

I have a vote and I'm not afraid to use it!


Why do people think that problems don't have solutions? Have they been taught that to make them more tractable?

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 9:12 AM

GEEZER

Keep the Shiny side up


Why do people feel the need to blame most all the world's problems on a particular individual, or a small cabal of individuals, who are acting to further some sinister and as yet undisclosed agenda?

Oh, and how can the Saints be 3-0?

"Keep the Shiny side up"

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 10:49 AM

FELLOWTRAVELER


Quote:

Originally posted by citizen:
You are watching FOX.

We are watching FOX...



lol. Maybe it's the Focusin.

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 12:54 PM

PDCHARLES

What happened? He see your face?


Why is there a new trend to wear sunglasses that almost cover your whole face? Is this the new sunblock?


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Thursday, September 28, 2006 2:30 PM

HEATHERUNDERWOOD


Why do college campuses sell about 100 times more parking permits than they have actual spaces for? Do they find it funny to make already-stressed undergrads that much more agitated by tricking them into entering Parking Purgatory? Or are they just that greedy?



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Thursday, September 28, 2006 2:35 PM

FUTUREMRSFILLION


Why can't I make it to the center of a tootsie pop without biting the hard candy shell?


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Thursday, September 28, 2006 2:55 PM

RUE

I have a vote and I'm not afraid to use it!


I wonder why Slick feels compelled to cast aspersions on those who criticize the Bush administration? (In his usual indirect way of course, so he can excuse his slights by saying "I never said ...")

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 3:02 PM

YINYANG

You were busy trying to get yourself lit on fire. It happens.


Why are there people out there who think that the poor are lazy and deserving of their status? Why are there people in the world devoid of compassion? I know that there's a cycle of violence and abuse - but, where did it start? Is there a way to prevent this cycle from continuing? Is it feasible? Will people stop being self-centered long enough to actually implement a solution?

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"What the world needs now is love, sweet love - it's the only thing that there's just too little of. What the world needs now is love, sweet love. No, not just for some, but for everyone."

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 5:41 PM

KANEMAN


Why is dog mans best friend? How do chickens feel about this?

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 6:05 PM

RIVER6213


Why are there so many unforgiving people in the world?

-River

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 6:55 PM

DREAMTROVE


How many people will the weapons the govt. buys with the tax dollars you pay, kill?

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Friday, September 29, 2006 4:49 AM

RUE

I have a vote and I'm not afraid to use it!


Why does anyone support Bush?

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Friday, September 29, 2006 4:50 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


How many people die with the weapons that our Gov't bought with our tax $$ deserved to die?

Quote:

Why does anyone support Bush?


Why aren't there any viable alternatives?

People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don't like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy. - Joss

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Friday, September 29, 2006 6:55 AM

SWEETSERENDIPITY


Why am I a mosquito magnet?

Why do birds suddenly appear, every time you are near?

Deb


http://serendipityagain.com/

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Friday, September 29, 2006 7:38 AM

FELLOWTRAVELER


Why did HBO cancel "Deadwood"?

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Friday, September 29, 2006 7:43 AM

OATH


Why did my parents name me Jerusalem?

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Friday, September 29, 2006 9:31 AM

RUE

I have a vote and I'm not afraid to use it!


I SWEAR some moms take revenge on their innocent babies for the pain of birth. Either that or they have a really twisted sense of humor.

But when you are old enough, you can change it to Jerry. Or any name that strikes your fancy.

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Friday, September 29, 2006 10:12 AM

OATH


I'm past old enough, but it still gets to me, even after 39 years. Most people call me Salem, which isn't as bad, but I get lots of vampire and witch jokes.

Why is it that Gnarls Barkley doesn't dress up in a Jubal Early suit when he performs?

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Friday, September 29, 2006 10:20 AM

CHRISISALL


Why don't peeps understand that our 'civilization' is just a mask for the tribal and psychopathic underbelly of our twisted mass psychosis?

Raging Chrisisall

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Friday, September 29, 2006 10:26 AM

13


Why didn't Gelinas' goal count!? WHY!?

YOU SUCK, KHABIBULIN! YOU TOO, RICHARDS! HELL, LET'S THROW STURM IN THERE TOO!

GO FLAMES GO!

*sob*


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Friday, September 29, 2006 10:52 AM

KANEMAN


Why does white bread make better toast?
Do liberals really enjoy the taste of crow?

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Friday, September 29, 2006 10:57 AM

RUE

I have a vote and I'm not afraid to use it!


Why do Bush supporters toast better? Is it because they are white?

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Friday, September 29, 2006 1:27 PM

FUTUREMRSFILLION


Quote:

Originally posted by sweetserendipity:
Why am I a mosquito magnet?

Why do birds suddenly appear, every time you are near?

Deb


http://serendipityagain.com/]

Is it that just like me, they long to be close to you?


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I am on The List. We are The Forsaken and we aim to burn!
"We don't fear the reaper"



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Friday, September 29, 2006 2:02 PM

CANTTAKESKY


WHY did they cancel Firefly? (sob)

Why can't people debate ideas without becoming sarcastic and condescending and mean?

Can't Take My Gorram Sky

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Friday, September 29, 2006 2:54 PM

KANEMAN


Why do people live in the dessert? Is it the cherry on top?...or the chocolate frosting?

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Saturday, September 30, 2006 9:25 PM

ANGELICDEATH


Why do people say that there is no such thing as a stupid question?

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Saturday, September 30, 2006 9:33 PM

NICODEMUS


Why is it that when we talk about 'urban' music, we only mean hip-hop/r&b? Isn't punk or garage rock just as (sub)urban? Is all non-country/world/indigenous music 'urban'?

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If you find yourself getting too worked up about stuff that isn't real (RP Threads etc), then go outside, breathe in some fresh air and try feeding the ducks. (Because ducks don't care about your politics, religion, skin colour, choice of music or even your haircut. They like everyone, provided you bring them food.)

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Sunday, October 1, 2006 3:35 AM

SHINYTRINKET


If Tom Cruise farts in a forest and there's no one there to hear it, does it still make a sound?

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The 3 rules of aging:
1. Never bypass a bathroom
2. Never waste an erection
3. Never trust a fart

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Sunday, October 1, 2006 7:49 AM

VINCENOIRROCKNROLLSTAR


if a schizophrenic threatens to kill himself does it then become a potential hostage situation?

shoot the moon ...shoooooot the mooon

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Sunday, October 1, 2006 8:06 AM

CRUITHNE3753


Why do people with the loudest car stereo systems always have the worst taste in music?

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Sunday, October 1, 2006 8:18 AM

CITIZEN


Quote:

Originally posted by Cruithne3753:
Why do people with the loudest car stereo systems always have the worst taste in music?

Think about it. What's the point in having bad taste if you don't inflict it on as many people as possible.



More insane ramblings by the people who brought you beeeer milkshakes!
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Sunday, October 1, 2006 9:57 AM

ASORTAFAIRYTALE


Why don't we have a sequel to Serenity yet????

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"The answers we find are never what we had in mind."


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Sunday, October 1, 2006 7:01 PM

MINK


Why haven't we made contact with extraterrestrial intelligences?

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Sunday, October 1, 2006 7:01 PM

MINK


Why haven't we made contact with extraterrestrial intelligences?

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Sunday, October 1, 2006 7:32 PM

WHIMSICALNBRAINPAN


Quote:

Why haven't we made contact with extraterrestrial intelligences?


If they are there, why would they want to contact us?

"Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle." http://whimsicalnbrainpan.blogspot.com/

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Sunday, October 1, 2006 11:04 PM

PIRATEJENNY



Why are there so many pedohiles in government?

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Monday, October 2, 2006 6:07 AM

CITIZEN


Quote:

Originally posted by Whimsicalnbrainpan:
If they are there, why would they want to contact us?

Because we are the centre of the Universe, DUH!



More insane ramblings by the people who brought you beeeer milkshakes!
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Monday, October 2, 2006 7:28 AM

WHIMSICALNBRAINPAN


Quote:

Quote:

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Originally posted by Whimsicalnbrainpan:
If they are there, why would they want to contact us?
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Because we are the centre of the Universe, DUH!



LMAO Citizen! Thanks for proving my point.


"Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle." http://whimsicalnbrainpan.blogspot.com/

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Monday, October 2, 2006 9:22 AM

CRUITHNE3753


Why is it that nobody seems to be able to use the word "preview" these days without automatically preceding it with the word "sneak"?

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Monday, October 2, 2006 9:28 AM

KANEMAN


Why do they make unsalted butter?

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Monday, October 2, 2006 9:35 AM

ASORTAFAIRYTALE


Why does having craploads of money make a person famous?

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"The answers we find are never what we had in mind."


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Monday, October 2, 2006 4:39 PM

KANEMAN


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Posted by Shrouded in talk story

TAXES

The next time you hear a politician use the

word "billion" in a casual manner, think about

whether you want the "politicians" spending

YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,

but one advertising agency did a good job of

putting that figure into some perspective in

one of its releases.


A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.


C. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and
20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.

While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a
look at New Orleans . It's amazing what you can learn with some simple
division.

Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu, is presently asking the Congress
for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number, what
does it mean?

A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans

(every man, woman, child), you each get $516,528.

(I checked this longhand, and it is true)

B. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.

C. Or, if you are a family of four, your family
gets $2,066,012.

Washington , D.C .. HELLO!!! ... Are all your calculators broken??

This is too true to be very funny!

Tax his land,
Tax his wage,
Tax his bed in which he lays.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes is the rule.
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirts,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.

Tax his booze,
Tax his beers,
If he cries,
Tax his! tears.
Tax his bills,
Tax his gas,
Tax his notes,
Tax his cash

Tax him good and let him know
That after taxes, he has no dough.

If he hollers,
Tax him more,
Tax him until he's good and sore.

Tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he lays.
Put these words upon his tomb,
"Taxes drove me to my doom!"

And when he's gone,
We won't relax,
We'll still be after the inheritance TAX!!

Why is this true?

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Monday, October 2, 2006 5:02 PM

ANTIMASON


im not sure if this is more a why or how.. but someone asked why extraterrestrials havent just made contact... or something to that effect; well i have another question: what are the odds that these extraterrestrials would be humanoid? i ask because it seems strange to me that in all the unpredictable vastness of space, and all the variables.. that another species would find us and yet share our physical stature. what does that imply? that the universe has universal laws? if so.. what created these constants..and what enforces them?

we on earth are fortunate to have been strategically(or randomly) placed just right so that life could advance to our current technilogical state... so what are the odds that another humanoid species, on another planet equally sustainable, would then venture into space and discover us?

i just think thats an odd obvservation.. as most UFO extraterrestrial sightings envolve humanoid, bi-pedal creatures.

maybe the "gods" of antiquety are indeed these same ET visitors; that these visitors are not 'alien', but were actually present from our beginnings? if anything this premise is supported by the abrahamic, aswell as the countless polytheistic faiths of history


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Monday, October 2, 2006 7:52 PM

ANGELICDEATH


Why is Paris Hilton famous? or better yet. Why do we contiune to talk about Paris and yet still claim to hate her?

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