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Sweeney

Member Since 24 Aug 2005
Offline Last Active Oct 12 2017 04:38 AM

#2013230 Hear ye, hear ye. New Retired members!

Posted by Sweeney on 31 July 2017 - 01:42 PM

Who are these noobs?


#2013089 Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt HYPE THREAD

Posted by Sweeney on 28 July 2017 - 10:17 PM

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#2013086 Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt HYPE THREAD

Posted by Sweeney on 28 July 2017 - 10:00 PM

Maybe you're not clever enough. Sorry pal


Well, let me go over what I think so far. I believe you were originally saying it was winter at the moment, which is true for the southern hemisphere. Nymh made reference to that fact in her tags, where she wrote "winter for mike". "Mike", of course, being Strategist who lives in Australia (which is in the southern hemisphere). When I pointed that out, you posted the Wikipedia page on "winter", leaving the both of us confused about what you could possibly have hoped to achieve by doing so. Now, I think, you're trying to avoid embarrassment by throwing out insults and hoping that no one notices you ignoring a request to explain yourself.

Gosh, it seems a little silly now that I write it all out like that.


#2013015 The Trump Train(wreck) Thread

Posted by Sweeney on 28 July 2017 - 05:02 AM

Just as an fyi, medically necessary procedures are not necessarily "elective" just because they're not based on illness.


#2012805 Assisted suicide. Murder, or mercy?

Posted by Sweeney on 26 July 2017 - 06:58 AM

While I agree with assisted suicide in theory, it is an extremely difficult thing to put into practice. After all, we already take steps in our society to protect those who are deemed unable to sufficiently protect themselves, due to mental or physical disabilities. Where do we draw the line between someone who has the mental faculties required to make an informed decision to end their own lives, and someone who does not? It could be argued that someone who desires the end of their life is by definition not in a fit mental state to make that decision.

So yes, I do agree that someone should have the right to end their own life if they want to (no matter the circumstances, in fact - not just in cases of certain suffering as previous posters indicated). But the ethical implications of such a practice are fantastically complex.


#2012804 USER BAR REQUEST

Posted by Sweeney on 26 July 2017 - 06:52 AM

Please don't denigrate the importance and legitimacy of blackjack and hookers mods.


#2012698 Opposites Attract

Posted by Sweeney on 25 July 2017 - 07:46 AM

Cristen and I are pretty freaking different.

I mean, she's a girl and I'm a boy. And that's just the start of it.


#2012670 Spanking? Yes, no, or grey area?

Posted by Sweeney on 24 July 2017 - 05:29 PM

This is a good way to put it! But again in my defense, just because my experience is the "wrong" or minority way of thinking, doesn't mean I am going to spank my kids as well! Since I am not going to spank my kids, it shouldn't matter what I think as long as I am not teaching my views to my children either. Just like an alcoholic will always be an alcoholic even after 50 years of not drinking, they will always be an alcoholic. No amount of "not drinking" will take that definition away from them. Just like I will always be in my ways for my views, no amount of arguing is going to change my mind. But at least the thought and views stop with me, why should that matter? I am not saying necessarily that the research itself is wrong, I am saying that in my experience, I don't agree with the majority. The problem isn't the research, it's me.


That's not a defence. That's intentional ignorance.

You can blame your past all you want, but what it comes down to is that you are making a conscious decision to ignore the information that you're getting from outside your own experiences. That is probably an even more dangerous attitude than being in favour of corporal punishment.


#2012619 Trying to quit smoking

Posted by Sweeney on 24 July 2017 - 02:04 PM

This is what my husband did. But he keeps falling off the wagon. He has poor impulse control tho.


Well, spank him.


#2012546 what's a weird smell that you like?

Posted by Sweeney on 24 July 2017 - 12:36 PM


We should have an annual codex bible burn.


Now, I think the Bible is as ridiculous as anyone else here, but in no way do I think it's acceptable to burn books.
Except, y'know, for survival in a post-apocalyptic wasteland or someshit.


#2012544 what's a weird smell that you like?

Posted by Sweeney on 24 July 2017 - 12:35 PM

Everything and anything can be an opinion, whether or not it is very misguided. She isn't just playing devil's advocate, she's just saying her honest opinion with the research she's seen and the conclusion she's drawn from her experiences. There is SOME research agreeing with her side.
 
Anyway, I'm just glad (I think) she said she wouldn't do it to her kids. That's enough for me, honestly.


Sure, everything can be an opinion. But not all opinions are equal. Not all opinions are worthy of respect. And if you choose to share your opinion on a public forum, you should damn well expect people to disagree with you.


#2012536 Spanking? Yes, no, or grey area?

Posted by Sweeney on 24 July 2017 - 12:29 PM

That's what makes you a better person


A good parent. Nobody goes into it as an expert, so it's learning to do better and the willingness to change that makes you good at it.


#2012523 Spanking? Yes, no, or grey area?

Posted by Sweeney on 24 July 2017 - 12:17 PM

Admit that you read my post and based your post off of mine you fiend.


I take inspiration from many places. If anything, you should be honoured.

xD

Real talk:
I don't understand why this is a debate at all. On one side you have decades of research pointing towards spanking being ineffective and a net detriment to the wellbeing of the child, and on the other you have "Well, I was spanked and I turned out fine".
I mean, sure - but what about the people that don't turn out fine. Or would have turned out better. Y'know? It's daft.


#2012499 what's a weird smell that you like?

Posted by Sweeney on 24 July 2017 - 12:04 PM

That type of spanking would legally be considered child abuse in Missouri.

That type of spanking would legally be considered child abuse in Missouri.


So bad it had to be said twice!


#2012486 Newest Purple Private...

Posted by Sweeney on 24 July 2017 - 12:00 PM

Congratulations! May you enjoy your purple reign. :)


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