“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#80285 Feb 15, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Soooooo don't want to get drug into this, buuutttt...
To a greater or lesser degree depending on the individual, we all look like monkeys (and apes...since we are apes) because we're all primates just as they are. We also look like lemurs, bush babies, etc., just more remotely, because they are also primates.
Being told that I look like a monkey would not be an insult. Monkeys are VERY intelligent creatures who are capable of pretty much all of the same thoughts and emotions of higher primates (apes...I reiterate: humans are apes) as well as learning new ways to do things because of their cognitive thinking ability.
Side bar: Edog, just in case you are gonna start some BS about humans not being apes or some anti-evolution crap...don't. Until you have some empirical proof of...anything...just don't even start with me.
Show me an ape that invented something, composed music, can do math, speak a language, and I'll agree with you. Monkeys and apes are no more intelligent than a house-hold dog.

And I'll remind you that you (or science) still can't empirically prove what exactly homosapiens evolved from.

So there.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#80286 Feb 15, 2013
Then you seem to be at odds with sam. She clearly stated I was not allowed to use that word.

If I want to use the word, I will. And I will face any negative reaction that stems from it.
And If I want to say that our president looks like curious george, I will and if that offends anyone, again I will face that reaction.

But I will not be told I cannot say these things, and I will not be told I have no right to say them.

Now please tell me whether the monkey on the bed song is racist.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
You have every right to use the word.
Go for it. But at least have ballsa nd use it around black people, then state your case to THEM.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#80287 Feb 15, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Ok, I am not, at all, a big seafood person, so I never get adventurous. I have never had scallops. What are they similar to?
I've done crab, lobster, and shrimp (like) clams, mussels, oysters, cockles(sp?), and some other ones like those (DISLIKE) Octopus and calamari are yucky. White fish is o...k... and dark fish is gross.
Soooo would I like scallops?
Probably not. a scallop is a bivalve, like mussels and cockles, so if you don't like them, you probably wouldn't like scallops either. Whether you like any of them depends a lot on how they are prepared though, so you may want to try anyhow, at a good restaurant.

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#80288 Feb 15, 2013
Edogg,
Knock it off. Homo sapiens is two words. The genus is capitalized and the species is not. The abbreviation H. sapien is also perfectly acceptable nomenclature.
Primates are highly intelligent creatures and Chimpanzees are even known to create tools.
Did you know that cats are orders of magnitude smarter than dogs?
And to top it all off, corvids are smarter than your average bear.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#80289 Feb 15, 2013
I can see both sides of this issue and there is validity on both sides. Sometimes, it IS racist in intent. But other times, people just go looking to get offended. 2 examples

-At Walt Disney World, they have people stationed throughout the park taking pictures or whoever wants it. They give you a number and you can go look at and purchase the pictures atthe photo booth later in the day. A few years ago, instead of "say cheese" the photographer said "Saaaaay MONKEY!". Its something he did regularly. Said kids usually get a laugh out of that. Except this time, it wa a black family and they got offended. Said it was racist. Really? Do you REALLY think this guy's intent was to offend a guest? Bullshit. They sued Disney and got the dude fired

-There was a flight gettign ready for take off and the flight attendat, trying to get eveyone seated, said "eeney meenie miney moe, grab your seats, we got to go" Anyone see a problem? How many of you said that rhyme a million times as a child? Was there any racist intent? Well 2 black women on the plane said it was racist because the original rhyme says "catch a n---er by the toe", and hey, any use of that rhyme is obviously still racist in intent, right? They sued the airline and I think got the attendant fired.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#80290 Feb 15, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Show me an ape that invented something, composed music, can do math, speak a language, and I'll agree with you. Monkeys and apes are no more intelligent than a house-hold dog.
And I'll remind you that you (or science) still can't empirically prove what exactly homosapiens evolved from.
So there.
This is to you but for Mimi as the subjet matter expert.

Does the mitochondrial dna work address his question or is the validity of that onfoned to a particular species?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#80291 Feb 15, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Very short story: Dog protects abandoned newborn overnight!
http://itsybitsysteps.com/dog-rescues-abandon...
That is more than heartwarming. That is amazing.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#80293 Feb 15, 2013
Mimi! Scallops are my absolute FAVORITE but they have to be done correctly. Done correctly, they melt in your mouth and you need no butter for flavor but they're also good with butter. And alfredo. And a lot of things. They have this slightly sweet almost buttery flavor, better than lobster.

You'll know if you get a scallop done incorrectly when it's chewy. That means they overcooked it.

Nom, nom, nom. I love scallops.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#80294 Feb 15, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Please explain what gay marriage has to do with civil and human rights?
And yes, fixing our budget woes should be top priority. But let's just ignore the elephant in the room for feel-good legislation and dance and sing while the economy, state, and country collapse around us.
Sometimes I think people are too hard on you b/c you just don't know. But then you say something this stupid and then I realize you are obtuse.
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#80295 Feb 15, 2013
RACE wrote:
No, not how society sees it, but how a few whiners see it. Squeeky wheel getting the grease is all. The rest of society does not care what anybody says about anyone else, they just want to put in their 40hrs and collect their pay.
Hey, maybe they will have a double wide trough for you and your boyfriend to share.
<quoted text>
You're right, it's just a vocal minority of the population that is opposed to the N-word. Everyone else is fine with it. Dunce.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#80296 Feb 15, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok :) I wasn't gonna touch that other topic.
I think that as long as tattoos can be covered up by long sleeve shirts, there is no reason they should automatically exclude someone from joining the police force. Depending on the tattoos, that officer may not be right for a particular assignment, but that should be decided on a case by case basis.
I agree. I can see why they wouldn't want tatoos for cops and whatnot b/c they are an identifier. It would be difficult to be an undercover cop if you have a tattoo that shows. Word would get around that you're a cop and would be easily identifiable. Why not use the money to train someone that could move up the ranks instead of someone who could only write tickets and direct traffic (a bit of understatement, but that's the gist).
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#80297 Feb 15, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
So you are okay with delaying civil and human rights for money. Good to know.
Especially gay rights. But surely you're not surprised.
angela

Saint Paul, MN

#80298 Feb 15, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Please explain what gay marriage has to do with civil and human rights?
And yes, fixing our budget woes should be top priority. But let's just ignore the elephant in the room for feel-good legislation and dance and sing while the economy, state, and country collapse around us.
Gay marriage is all about equal civil rights.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#80299 Feb 15, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Ok, I am not, at all, a big seafood person, so I never get adventurous. I have never had scallops. What are they similar to?
I've done crab, lobster, and shrimp (like) clams, mussels, oysters, cockles(sp?), and some other ones like those (DISLIKE) Octopus and calamari are yucky. White fish is o...k... and dark fish is gross.
Soooo would I like scallops?
Yes. You would love them done correctly.
angela

Saint Paul, MN

#80300 Feb 15, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Show me an ape that invented something, composed music, can do math, speak a language, and I'll agree with you. Monkeys and apes are no more intelligent than a house-hold dog.
And I'll remind you that you (or science) still can't empirically prove what exactly homosapiens evolved from.
So there.
You don't know much.

Primates can use sign language and form sentences, and the research into it shows they even show a concept of language and create sentences they never were taught. They also know how to lie to cover their misdeeds.
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#80301 Feb 15, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Please explain what gay marriage has to do with civil and human rights?
Are you kidding me? I mean, I know you're a moron, but I had no idea you were this stupid. What does gay marriage have to do with civil rights? Holy crap. That's like asking what does medication have to do with medicine.

Civil rights: the nonpolitical rights of a citizen, basic rights: rights that all citizens of a society are supposed to have.

WTSTI.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#80302 Feb 15, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
I can see both sides of this issue and there is validity on both sides. Sometimes, it IS racist in intent. But other times, people just go looking to get offended. 2 examples
-At Walt Disney World, they have people stationed throughout the park taking pictures or whoever wants it. They give you a number and you can go look at and purchase the pictures atthe photo booth later in the day. A few years ago, instead of "say cheese" the photographer said "Saaaaay MONKEY!". Its something he did regularly. Said kids usually get a laugh out of that. Except this time, it wa a black family and they got offended. Said it was racist. Really? Do you REALLY think this guy's intent was to offend a guest? Bullshit. They sued Disney and got the dude fired
-There was a flight gettign ready for take off and the flight attendat, trying to get eveyone seated, said "eeney meenie miney moe, grab your seats, we got to go" Anyone see a problem? How many of you said that rhyme a million times as a child? Was there any racist intent? Well 2 black women on the plane said it was racist because the original rhyme says "catch a n---er by the toe", and hey, any use of that rhyme is obviously still racist in intent, right? They sued the airline and I think got the attendant fired.
That is way effed up. Both of those.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#80303 Feb 15, 2013
Gee, that that commercial they had on tv where the tiger got his toe caught in the mousetrap was obviously racist as well.

As far as I knew, the original saying was catch a tiger by the toe.
was not till Jr High that I heard any other rendition of it.
Mister Tonka wrote:
I can see both sides of this issue and there is validity on both sides. Sometimes, it IS racist in intent. But other times, people just go looking to get offended. 2 examples
-At Walt Disney World, they have people stationed throughout the park taking pictures or whoever wants it. They give you a number and you can go look at and purchase the pictures atthe photo booth later in the day. A few years ago, instead of "say cheese" the photographer said "Saaaaay MONKEY!". Its something he did regularly. Said kids usually get a laugh out of that. Except this time, it wa a black family and they got offended. Said it was racist. Really? Do you REALLY think this guy's intent was to offend a guest? Bullshit. They sued Disney and got the dude fired
-There was a flight gettign ready for take off and the flight attendat, trying to get eveyone seated, said "eeney meenie miney moe, grab your seats, we got to go" Anyone see a problem? How many of you said that rhyme a million times as a child? Was there any racist intent? Well 2 black women on the plane said it was racist because the original rhyme says "catch a n---er by the toe", and hey, any use of that rhyme is obviously still racist in intent, right? They sued the airline and I think got the attendant fired.
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#80304 Feb 15, 2013
RACE wrote:
Then you seem to be at odds with sam. She clearly stated I was not allowed to use that word.
If I want to use the word, I will. And I will face any negative reaction that stems from it.
And If I want to say that our president looks like curious george, I will and if that offends anyone, again I will face that reaction.
But I will not be told I cannot say these things, and I will not be told I have no right to say them.
Now please tell me whether the monkey on the bed song is racist.
<quoted text>
Hey dum dum, not at odds. You're at odds with intelligence and reading comprehension. From post #80245: "And you can say whatever you want (please please please show me where I said you couldn't), but others equally have the right to characterize what you say."

It's like you and Mutt are sharing one lobotomized brain.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#80305 Feb 15, 2013
RACE wrote:
NO stupid you do. Nobody has a corner on what is an acceptable thing to say. If you dont like it, dont listen, but unless I am promoting hatred or violence, you just have to shut your clam about it.
And you moron, I did not say he looked like a monkey, I said he looks like curious george. Take away curious george's tail and you have obamma. Nice try to put words in my mouth though.
Your such an idiot to think ANYONE has the RIGHT to tell me what I can and cannot compare anyone to. Thats the same thinking about the muslims saying you cant make a picture of mohammed. Total BS!
Bet you think their edic to kill that author is a totally good thing dont you?
You get stupider every flipping day.
<quoted text>
What you seem to not understand is the "can't" means "can't do it without offense to a number of people". You can do anything. You can even kill a person. You can break any law you want. You can break any societal norm or convention. No one can control your actions but you have to take the consequences.

Go for it.

You likening someone believing to not offend Muslims to agreeing with everything Muslim is equal to people who are against abortion who agree with killing doctors who perform abortions.

It's very vile thinking to me.

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