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by dukkha
29 Jun 2013, 12:23
Forum: News and Current Affairs
Topic: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
Replies: 5
Views: 3498

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

Aye, I was a little disappointed (though not surprised) about the limited Prop 8 ruling, but striking down DOMA was an awesome step forward, particularly given the basis of non-discrimination in the decision is going to make it a lot easier for others to challenge similar state-based crap. Very glad...
by dukkha
22 Aug 2012, 00:25
Forum: News and Current Affairs
Topic: "Victims of Legitimate Rape Don't Get Pregnant"
Replies: 8
Views: 5125

Re: "Victims of Legitimate Rape Don't Get Pregnant"

Interestingly enough, Paul Ryan (the Repub vice-presidential pick) co-signed legislation with this idiot about a year ago to distinguish between 'rape' and 'forcible-rape', with the intent to restrict the funding of abortion in cases of rape to just being in case of 'forcible rape'... Because if you...
by dukkha
14 May 2012, 20:48
Forum: News and Current Affairs
Topic: "Doctors for Family" - ho-hum
Replies: 6
Views: 3903

Re: "Doctors for Family" - ho-hum

My interpretation is that marriage, while vaguely part of the picture, is mostly just a proxy battle. Allowing gay folk to get married implies that homosexuality has the imprimatur of the government, which implies it's ok, which means that being gay is ok. And there's a large subset of people that d...
by dukkha
10 May 2012, 14:23
Forum: News and Current Affairs
Topic: A step in the right direction
Replies: 8
Views: 4570

Re: A step in the right direction

It's a step forward, which is nice, but yeah... not a huge one. Mind you, I'm pretty sure that any federal law allowing gay marriage would need to go through Congress, rather than via Presedential order and there's no chance in hell it would pass the Republican controlled house, or avoid a filibuste...
by dukkha
04 Apr 2012, 20:34
Forum: Videos/Pics
Topic: Do you think Star Wars is cool?
Replies: 6
Views: 3492

Re: Do you think Star Wars is cool?

I'm torn between horror and amusement, but I think the overwhelming emotion is confusion that the move which appears to consist of hitting oneself in the groin is called the 'yoda'...
by dukkha
21 Mar 2012, 20:50
Forum: News and Current Affairs
Topic: Australian Government Survey - Same Sex Marriage
Replies: 8
Views: 3836

Re: Australian Government Survey - Same Sex Marriage

Generally agree Cart. And Lel, yeah I know, it's utterly horrible that the LNP is saying they'll turn back the civil unions legislation. I kind of hope that now it's been codified and couples have already entered into the unions, that civil rights groups would be able to argue that removing the righ...
by dukkha
17 Mar 2012, 01:35
Forum: News and Current Affairs
Topic: When you read it...
Replies: 7
Views: 3811

Re: When you read it...

That was the intent of my correction. I wasn't trying to make it accurate, I was trying to clarify the important issue of girls dating toilet blocks. ;)
by dukkha
16 Mar 2012, 19:03
Forum: News and Current Affairs
Topic: When you read it...
Replies: 7
Views: 3811

Re: When you read it...

I prefer to think it's missing parenthetical commas. "feared abducted by her ex-boyfriend, a school toilet block, has been found"
by dukkha
13 Mar 2012, 21:03
Forum: General
Topic: You know you're starting to get old when...
Replies: 5
Views: 3595

Re: You know you're starting to get old when...

Tell me about it. I've started lying about my age just out of laziness. ;)
by dukkha
22 Dec 2011, 17:43
Forum: Videos/Pics
Topic: The Hobbit Trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 2445

Re: The Hobbit Trailer

Yeah. I really didn't like the LotR movies, but that trailer has me all excited again.
by dukkha
15 Feb 2011, 14:00
Forum: General
Topic: PC Parts Suppliers Brisbane
Replies: 12
Views: 7135

Re: PC Parts Suppliers Brisbane

I tend to use either UMart (http://www.umart.com.au/) which is over in Milton, if I'm after cheap components, or Computer Alliance (www.computeralliance.com.au) out on Logan Road, at the north end of Mt Gravatt, if I'm after slightly better customer service (or a component that Umart lacks). Neither...
by dukkha
02 Feb 2011, 14:29
Forum: Videos/Pics
Topic: Music / @Selten
Replies: 4
Views: 2774

Re: Music / @Selten

Selten, you were commenting on enjoying soundtracks, so there's a good chance you've already heard this, but if not, Clint Mansell is hands down my favourite soundtrack composer (and he used to be in Pop Will Eat Itself, which is extra cool). He worked with Kronos Quartet and Mogwai on The Fountain ...
by dukkha
25 Jan 2011, 18:51
Forum: Videos/Pics
Topic: Music / @Selten
Replies: 4
Views: 2774

Music / @Selten

Selten didn't seem to instantly perk up at the mention of Tool, and suggested I link to music (though not necessarily to these guys), so on the off chance Selten and/or anyone else isn't aware of Tool (consider me a little confused, as I thought they were at a level of public awareness similar to Ni...
by dukkha
25 Nov 2010, 10:30
Forum: Videos/Pics
Topic: Another new wonderful webcomic
Replies: 139
Views: 49401

Re: Another new wonderful webcomic

Hipster Hitler. I love it. (and so this isn't completely content free... http://unhappyhipsters.com - like lolcats for modernist architecture)
by dukkha
15 Nov 2010, 15:39
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting read
Replies: 43
Views: 19039

Re: Interesting read

That's pretty much a standard in all of the Abrahamic religions Judaism: According to the Torah, a man is forbidden from having sexual intercourse with a niddah, that is, a menstruating woman. This is part of the extensive laws of ritual purity described in the Torah. At one time, a large portion of...