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I love school! Just found out that my teacher posted the answers to a test before the test happened. Now the entire class have to rewrite the test, and half didn't even know the answers were posted.

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I love school! Just found out that my teacher posted the answers to a test before the test happened. Now the entire class have to rewrite the test, and half didn't even know the answers were posted.

That's silly. What happens if you passed the first time, but fail the second?

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@Noxx it doesn't matter. He tossed the first set of tests as soon as he was convinced of cheating.

 

@Arceus Yeah I am mad twice. Once that the test has to be rewritten and once that since it is being rewritten I didn't get the answers to the first one.

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We don't do separate threads for major news topics anymore? K. I was told at work Paris was a battlefield today so that's something. My cousin lives there and said she was OK but that's all I got

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I think this horror in Paris is going to send people right over the rails. There's been protests everywhere in regards to "Islamifying countries", innocent Muslim citizens being targeted and attacked by bigoted zealots, apparently France declaring full-war and all sorts of shit.

 

God damnit humans suck.

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Thinking about theporarily changing my avatar from the Acadian flag to the France flag in support to them, but I doubt there are any french people on these boards.

 

These events are the reason there is so much islamophobia these days. While countries should do more to try to eradicate IS while protecting the innocent people, It's not easy either because they can hide as "refugees".

 

 

 

Well today I got Fallout 4, but my graphics cards setup can't handle it (the rest of the computer  can). Guess I'll have to upgrade the graphics cards (currently dual GTX 550ti in SLI) earlier than I wanted to do it, and not for the card that I wanted. Was going for the 980ti ($900 CAD), waiting until the prices lower in 2016, but might go for an 9** series card still but much lower instead so I can play recent games with higher fps. Currently going 25 to 45 fps on Fallout 4, while going 90-120 on GTA5 at the same resolution.

 

That sucks.

 

At least I just got a new job that pays $8k more per year than my last job.

I purchased a GTX 970 on sale for cheap. Runs it beautifully.

 

I was going for the 4GB version of the 960, should run it beautifully as well. Doesn't have the 3.5GB/0.5GB vram problem the 970 has.

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yep, France is declaring full-on war. Shit just got real(er).

Source?

 

Realistically nothing will change, they are already involved in the coalition fight and they can't exactly invade ISIS.

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President Hollande declared it an 'act of war,' and said something along the lines that France would be relentless in its pursuit - just Google and you'll find it.

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yep, France is declaring full-on war. Shit just got real(er).

Source?

 

Realistically nothing will change, they are already involved in the coalition fight and they can't exactly invade ISIS.

That is a good point. Without legitimizing ISIS you would need permission to fight them wherever they are as a foreign power and if that is Syria then who do you ask? Iraq is a bit simpler, but still.

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yep, France is declaring full-on war. Shit just got real(er).

Source?

 

Realistically nothing will change, they are already involved in the coalition fight and they can't exactly invade ISIS.

That is a good point. Without legitimizing ISIS you would need permission to fight them wherever they are as a foreign power and if that is Syria then who do you ask? Iraq is a bit simpler, but still.

 

You ask Russia. They more or less hold all the cards.

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I think this horror in Paris is going to send people right over the rails. There's been protests everywhere in regards to "Islamifying countries", innocent Muslim citizens being targeted and attacked by bigoted zealots, apparently France declaring full-war and all sorts of shit.

 

God damnit humans suck.

 

A woman in my home city has been pushed in front of a train because she's Muslim.

She survived but it says it all about the ridiculous reactions of people.

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Paris was terrible. Baghdad sucked. Japan survived and only small tsunami.

 

Now the important stuff... Just got a lg G3 and loving the phone. Very nice, plus i got in for a great plan by accident getting an extra GB for $2.

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You're more likely to be attacked by a shark than attacked by an Islamic terrorist. They make up about .003% of the Islamic population. If this turns into one of those Japanese internment camp situations in any country I won't be happy.

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Past two or three days have been quite crazy. France retaliating with a bomb strike on Syria, an ISIS commander killed by a US airstrike, Anonymous threatening ISIS,  and now Putin dropping knowledge bombs all over the place. Apparently he exposed a great number of countries involved in funding ISIS, although i'd rather say "corporations" and/or "families" rather than countries. I'm sure a few of the names on that list really won't come as a surprise to anyone though. Next few weeks are going to be interesting, and intense. 

 

Apparently ISIS have also threatened to strike Washington DC. Not sure how exactly that plan on doing that though. Then again, in times like these, it's always hard to tell which sources are actually reliable and which aren't.

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You're more likely to be attacked by a shark than attacked by an Islamic terrorist. They make up about .003% of the Islamic population. If this turns into one of those Japanese internment camp situations in any country I won't be happy.

Although I'm not going to post an opinion regarding Islam and terrorism, I'd like to note your numbers are wrong by some large degree.

 

There are 1,600,000,000 Muslims in the world (1 billion 600 million). You say only 0.003% are terrorists. That's 48,000. ISIS is one of many Islam terrorist organizations, and 10,000 ISIS members were killed in a nine month period as of June this year. ISIS is estimated to have upwards of 200,000 miliants according to Kurdish intelligence. Even if you go by the CIA's ~31,000 ISIS militants, you're at the 0.003% with just dead or alive ISIS members. What about the numerous other groups, such as, but not limited to, the Taliban, Hamas, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram?

 

The Pew Forum also indicates while many Muslims would not actively engage in terrorist activity, they do support or sympathize with terrorist activity. You can see the often-cited data yourself. Where are the immigrants seeking asylum in Europe coming from?

 

And yes, there are liberal Muslims, mostly related to those who integrated into the West before the knee-jerk reactions after Sept. 11 attacks. This is the case very much in the USA. Islam terrorist groups keep away recruiting via American mosques because American mosques will report suspicious activities to law enforcement. The FBI has failed efforts to spy on American mosques, which is as useful as spying on your grandma.

 

All said and done, there are many conservative Muslims who have a very narrow perspective on Islam. And the Islam population is massive. And extremist sects often have power and influence, either through militias or theocracies.

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Large numbers of (unscreened) refugees are of course always going to provide issues, because by definition you have no idea who they are.They could be legitimately seeking help or be pretending and relying on charity to do terrorist attacks or what have you. As for how to better screen and check them out, that's another issue that's not immediately apparent to resolve.

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Soooo,

I woke up in my suit at 8 AM today.

Still hungover from the weekend.

Had massive celebrations over the weekend, a performance with our choir and more stuff.

Also, turns out I will be performing at the university ball aswell, so I have free entry.

Now I only need to find a girl to go with...

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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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Veiva, you're right my numbers are a bit off. I saw a source estimating ISIS at 150,000 and about 100,000 other assorted "terroristic" cells including al quaeda. But you also reinforced my point. There's 1.6 billion Muslims. Most of them are totally normal peaceful people. Certainly more docile than violent anyway.

 

Ring, I agree with you but I hate that refugees get such a bad reputation because there isn't a great way to handle them en masse. Isreal's method is good, but it puts a lot of trust in the refugee and it displaces them from their family so I'm not sure it's totally ideal. But anything is better than the Japo-American internment camps of WW2

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Veiva, you're right my numbers are a bit off. I saw a source estimating ISIS at 150,000 and about 100,000 other assorted "terroristic" cells including al quaeda. But you also reinforced my point. There's 1.6 billion Muslims. Most of them are totally normal peaceful people. Certainly more docile than violent anyway.

 

Ring, I agree with you but I hate that refugees get such a bad reputation because there isn't a great way to handle them en masse. Isreal's method is good, but it puts a lot of trust in the refugee and it displaces them from their family so I'm not sure it's totally ideal. But anything is better than the Japo-American internment camps of WW2

 

Anywhere from many to most Muslims in Muslim-majority countries, according to the studies I linked, support anti-humanist policies such as sharia law. In many of these countries, there is overwhelming majority for executing apostates. Example: 86% of Muslims in Egypt support executing apostates; that's 68.8 million Muslims.

 

Individuals supportive, yet passive, of a cause enable said cause. How many Southerners actually hurt or killed blacks during the Jim Crow era? Now how many passively enabled persecution of blacks by affirming their support or doing nothing?

 

I did not reinforce your point.

 

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edit 2: removed my views on refugees and pushed it into another reply

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