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  1. Actually the only skill that REQUIRES lots of money to train is construction. Firemaking is really cheap, magic is easy to make money off of. Herblore can be a sink if you BUY your herbs, but who says you have to do that. For prayer, Dragon bones are real easy to get by yourself. Summoning pouches can be sold back for 70% return, so you don't lose a lot money overall for that skill.

     

     

     

    That's still opportunity cost; you could have sold the herbs. Besides there are better ways to make money than collecting herbs making them more time-efficient.


  2. You can also attribute slavery in America to Christianity, seeing as how slavery had Christian backing to it.

    That's probably the biggest load of BS I've ever read on this forum. Sorry.

    You'll also note that there were many Christians involved in the abolition movement and later the 1960s civil rights movement which had many of its leaders actively involved in their respective churches.

     

    Please read the Bible more often before you attempt to call me out. The Bible gives directions on how to sell your daughter into slavery, and it says one of the sons of Noah is destined to be slaves of the other brothers. http://www.evilbible.com/Slavery.htm For more information of slavery in the Bible. Never try to call me out on a subject because of your ignorance.

     

    The New Testament explains (think it's in Romans, I know the specific passage is by Paul concerning marriage and divorce) that parts of the Old Testament law were compromises with the Israelites who would not have accepted some of the things God would have wanted for them (Paul talks specifically about how Moses allowed divorce for them as a consolation). Either way the Old Testament law does not apply to Christians. This is very clear; it's the reason that Christians can eat pork and don't have to offer sacrifices.

     

    Besides, this "selling your daughter to be a sex slave" basically amounts to a temporary arranged marriage. Arranged marriages have been the norm throughout most of human history and is still widespread; if you considered it to be an atrocity you would be in the minority.


  3. Don't forget Pocahontas.

     

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    Haha that's exactly it. I have no idea why everybody thinks about Iraq when they see this movie, the plot is far more based on the European conquest of the Americas.

     

    I thought they could have done more with the graphics; there weren't as many big landscape shots as I would have liked.


  4. Death penalty

     

    [bleep] that.

    Free speech.

     

    If people don't like what you say, fine, they can start talking back.

    Eventually you'll be shunned, if what you say is such poison. There will be social repercussions.

     

    But being executed for speech is [developmentally delayed]ed.

    If someone says something hurtful, talk to them about it and explain why it's wrong. But if you want to kill them for it, maybe go [bleep] yourself.

     

    That's not speech; it's harassment. While I do agree that it would be dumb to hold the girls accountable for Phoebe's death that doesn't mean that what they did was okay.


  5. To an extent it is hypocritical but the issue is still brought up because America was creating on christian values and in the name of God. Basically, a lot of people still believe that the founding fathers' wishes should still be upheld while many think that isn't the case.

    That's true, but America has changed a pot since it was founded. I mean, for example religous tolerence back in the day was very low, and blacks? Enslaved! It's my

    opinion that while keeping with the original intentions of the founding fathers is important, there will be certain changes that will require us to stray off of their idea of a country heavily based on Christian values if it becomes clear that Christian values are infringing upon the rights of the people.

    Edit: almost forgot, thanks for getting rid of those trolls.

     

    What have you two been smoking? The founding fathers specifically stated that this wasn't a christian nation, and religious influence has been steadily increasing since then, not decreasing. In fact the main reason for people coming here was religious freedom.

     

    Upholding the founding fathers wishes would mean having no religious interference in the government unlike what we have now.

     

    And besides, many of the founding fathers weren't Christians.


  6. I think other posters have answered the other questions sufficiently, so

     

    3. Humans are meant for marriage in general, be it monogamous or polygamous. Random affairs would destroy the family unit and make it harder to raise children.

     

    5. Cities are the basis of industrial civilization. The modern technology and high standard of living that developed countries enjoy are a result of high urbanization.

     

    Also, even if you believe that humans are evolved from more primitive species (I don't) it doesn't mean that all human behavior is a direct result of natural influences and that sort of thing. Challenges that a hypothetical human ancestor might have faced in nature aren't necessarily relevant to us.

    3.What do you mean by marriage? staying with their mates?

    5. Ok so they are the basis of it,but where theymeant to be/do they have to be so vast?

     

    3. I guess. Marriage is society's way of guaranteeing (or at least increasing the chance of ) that.

    5. It's just more economically viable. If you look at developed nations versus developing the former have much more population in the cities.


  7. I think other posters have answered the other questions sufficiently, so

     

    3. Humans are meant for marriage in general, be it monogamous or polygamous. Random affairs would destroy the family unit and make it harder to raise children.

     

    5. Cities are the basis of industrial civilization. The modern technology and high standard of living that developed countries enjoy are a result of high urbanization.

     

    Also, even if you believe that humans are evolved from more primitive species (I don't) it doesn't mean that all human behavior is a direct result of natural influences and that sort of thing. Challenges that a hypothetical human ancestor might have faced in nature aren't necessarily relevant to us.


  8. In my opinion using sweatshop labor is a good idea. Keeping jobs in the US would just deny people in third-world counties employment and let them starve to death, not to mention hurt the companies who would be forced to pay more to create the goods. Obviously the current situation isn't ideal but you can't call it abusive if the sweatshop workers choose to work there.


  9. Farmville? lol.

     

    What? Linking Park?

    There was a huge controversy surrounding Linkin Park because they were listened to by the Columbine shooters. It pretty much acted like an immense PR campaign and got a lot of people listening to their music.

     

    Wasn't that another shooting? I don't think Linkin Park was even around in 1999.


  10. 1. An increased ability to influence others.

    2. Significantly better memory, maybe not quite photographic (I've read that people with photographic memories find it disturbing).

    3. More willpower/self control.


  11. I can bench like 120 (maybe a little less) and I weigh about 140. I think I'm strong enough to bench 140 or maybe more, but I've injured both my shoulders and they hurt a lot if I do to many reps or too much weight.

     

    Anyways, I know a guy who benches 350 pounds. Ridiculous, right?

     

    My old gym teacher could bench 380. We all behaved well in that particular class. :wink:


  12. I would do H.A.M members as it would be annoying to go all the way to ardougne without the teleportation spell. If you don't mind going to ardougne then a mixture of stealing cakes, and then going north a bit to pickpocket warriors would be a good idea.

     

    You can then do master farmers or guards till 42.

     

     

     

    I can teleport to Ardougne. It's level 51 magic, and I've done the quest.

     

     

     

    Thanks everyone.


  13. Crying doesn't achieve anything. Anger is a much more useful emotion.

     

    I use anger alot. <3:

     

     

     

    I can't remember last time I cried, closest I got was teary eyed when my dog died.

     

     

     

    I'm not a big fan of using anger. Last time I used it, was because a guy was trying to feel up on my girlfriend, (now ex), I kicked his arse, got suspended from school.

     

     

     

    Another time I kicked a hole in my door. And another I ended up bleeding severely from my fists cause of letting out anger in the punching bag.

     

     

     

    ...Seems to me that crying isn't your only problem. You shouldn't lose control over your emotions like that.


  14. I think that a national healthcare system should be brought in. I don't see why as human beings, we must pay to stay alive. Sure, like the NHS over here it'll probably take months to get an operation, and the quality won't be outstanding. But it's free. Nobody should have to pay for good health.

     

     

     

    Yeah, let's have Uncle Sam hand out health insurance to everyone and noone would ever have to pay anything :roll:

     

     

     

    Money doesn't grow on trees. Neither does health care.

     

    No but if everyone paid for it then what's the problem? We pay through it through taxes, everyone pays a bit for the knowledge that I will get the help that I need if I fall ill and not worry about paying for it ect. There are posts far more detailed and clever than mine explaining how it could work in this thread.

     

     

     

    NHS would badly affect private health care. I think something should be done so everyone has access to health care, but this isn't it.

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