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spuglet
Posted on: Sep 30 2005, 08:07 PM


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I'm overweight, but not unhealthy, I just survive better in winter. One of my friends is overweight, but at the same time she is very fit and does performing arts- it doesn't make sense.

What concerns me, rather then my weight which I know is a tad over acceptable, is when people are a perfectly healthy weight but are convinced otherwise by various media outlets. There is nothing wrong with being over a size 12- and it also needs to be remembered that 1) muscle weights more then fat and 2) clothes size is affected by height, I'm 5ft10- no matter how healthy my weight is I'll never get below a 12!
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Posted on: Sep 23 2005, 04:55 PM


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Mata, I think there's plenty of space to expand the series. There are 40-odd survivors but this series only focuses on about a dozen of them, so I don't see a problem with running out of plots.
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Posted on: Sep 21 2005, 10:01 PM


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Aw, I thought this could be a proper thread then. Can we turn it into one anyway? Like, the morals of these programmes, the nerve of calling it 'science' and the work ethic of advertising like this?
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Posted on: Sep 21 2005, 09:58 PM


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It's not like it's a suprise anyway. Everybody know's she does drugs, only this time she has a child and they have a video *shock*.

While I agree people in the public eye should know they're going to have their privacy invaded, the media does take it to rediculous levels. I'm sick of people pretending Kate Moss and her junkie boyfriend are news.

Because of the media, however, everyone else seems to be losing respect for people's private lives. It may be 'news' if Kate Moss is a recreational drug taking, bisexual mother, but it's none of a companies business if their employee decides to be, the only thing that needs to matter is if they can do their job.

Also, the media seems to think it has become the countries judge and jury. Anything they manage to find out someone semi-famous does in bed that isn't the missionary position becomes 'perverted activity.' As long as there are consenting adults involved, it's none of the medias business what goes on in the bedroom.

Kate Moss is hired to be a pretty person, not a role model, and so her private life should not affect her work, however, illegal drugs and a potential court case can very well affect her work, especially as in this case, she is percieved to be a role model even if she is not one. H&M were well within their rights to fire her for the drug taking, but her alledged 'sex-romps' alone should not be enough.
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Posted on: Sep 17 2005, 11:07 PM


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Oh yeah, I forgot to say before, the extent of our education on abortion was a video showing a foetus being sucked out with a vacuum cleaner. I never saw the video, but from what I can gather, the ones who did see it were led to believe every abortion was like that, and the foetus' mouth opening was not an effect of the suction, but it screaming in pain.

That is definately not a good sex education lesson.
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Posted on: Sep 16 2005, 03:22 PM


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QUOTE (Mata @ Sep 15 2005, 12:43 PM)
I still want to know why the bodies in the cave had a white and a black stone in their pockets.
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Well you're going to have to wait!

Mwahahaaaaa!
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Posted on: Sep 15 2005, 11:32 PM


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When the welfare system was first developed, it was termed a 'lifebelt.' Something to help those in dire need get by, but not enough for them to maintain the quality of life they would expect while working.

The unemployed do need help, but I think they sould be given varying amounts of money according to how many jobs they've applied for, possibly.
Those on sick benefits need to be more reigourously checked (Without getting intrusive.) to prevent fraud, and even sick and disabled people are perfectly capable of doing something.

Education should be free. I find it confusing that on one hand the Government wants more people with degrees, but on the other they're making it more and more expensive to get one. And then wonder why people in poorer areas aren't getting degrees.

What was I talking about?

Oh, the welfare system has clearly been abused. My geography teacher told me once there are children she has taught who have blatantly told her they never intend on working, and either plan to have every tax benefit going or pop out children as long as they can.
That kind of thing needs to have a stop put to it, and as unfortunate as it is for those in real need, living on welfare needs to be made less comfortable then it is at the moment- either with less money, no money and tokens used instead, or regular visits from people checking they're telling the truth.

I've been looking for a job for three and a half months now with no luck. But I have been looking, I have many unemployed friends who have not been looking, and they're on the dole and I am not.
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Posted on: Sep 15 2005, 06:30 PM


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QUOTE (funked)out_frog @ Sep 14 2005, 02:16 PM)
Spuglet, please don't hit me if I say I just want to pinch your cheeks!  ph34r.gif
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I won't hit you! But I am going to update my pic ASAP, the one I have in mind has me rather inebriated at the prom, so my cheeks will still be pichable!

Thans Righteous biggrin.gif

We need to form a Stafford club, Cheesemoose and Tort! And said shop is wierd...
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Posted on: Sep 15 2005, 01:55 AM


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Tonights C4 episode was the one on Charlie.

Not much to say except, how come when his brother cleaned up his act, he turned into that guy from Weezer?
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Posted on: Sep 14 2005, 11:30 PM


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http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0045/0045_01.asp

I knew that programme was evil!

http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/5012/5012_01.asp

And Harry Potter.
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Posted on: Sep 14 2005, 04:22 PM


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Was Christopher Lees role written especially for him, do you think? I mean, you get a name like him willing to do the film, you find somewhere to put him!
I thought it was great how he just took the house and left a giant space. I didn't think i would be too impressed with the background story invention, but it only added to the films greatness!

I think I am lucky to be of an age where this film wasn't entirely ruined by the false expectations created by Gene Wilders version- I loved the book as a child, and I am so happy with this film.

I saw it twice and giggled like a five year old all the way through.
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Posted on: Sep 13 2005, 10:38 PM


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I went to Catholic school, and although the RS lessons were rather lacking in scope, there was no problem in science. There was never any question of teaching us anything other then the Big Bang theory. We looked at, in minute detail, the 'cause of the cause' theory, the watch analogy and the steady state universe idea, but never in school were we taught about creationism or intelligent design as a scientific idea. It was all evolution and big bangs for us.

As the majorly accepted scientific theory, i believe the big bang theory should be taught in science, but made clear (and it certainly was to us) that we don't know everything that happened and it is based on evidence.
Religious theories should in no way be taught in science class. Gaps in evolution need to be taught as gaps in evolution, not 'proof' of a creator.
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Posted on: Sep 13 2005, 03:07 PM


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I just read the anti-homosexuality one, and I find it odd that the gay sinners had cute little demons on them, but no other sinners do.


Ooh, that anti Catholic one hasn't half annoyed me. On one hand he's talking about false Bibles, and yet offers no proof that the 'True' Bible he follows is any different.
Jesus' divinity wasn't in original scripture, it was added in the middle ages.
Mary's innocence of sin was only added in the middle ages as well.

The Catholic church also does not worship the Pope as God, but respects him as the authority of the Church on earth, and Mary is not worshipped as an Idol, but respected and held in High esteem as the mother of Christ.
If praying to Mary (And people do not ask Mary to forgive their sins,) is worshipping Idols, then so is praying to Saints.
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Posted on: Sep 13 2005, 02:42 PM


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I went to Catholic High School, so I can understand that it can be against their beliefs to teach certain things, but the sex education we recieved was appalling. My drugs education was actually quite good, possibly due to my unusual Biology teacher rather than the schools policy, but sex ed. consisted of R.E teachers only being allowed to teach us morals (Sex and condoms are bad) and biology teachers only being allowed to teach us about what happens, not contraception.
One RE lesson the teacher actually went into copious detail telling us why condoms are actually USELESS in the fight against AIDs and it's better to have no sex at all. We weren't even taught the church-approved withdrawal method because it has now been widely accepted as a load of rubbish (And we shouldn't be having sex outside of marriage and without wanting children anyway.)

I went to the same place for 6th form, and in my last lerm ever, they dragged every 6th former into the hall, all the teachers bar one left the room and we were given a talk on STDs and how to recognise and avoid them. But nothing on condoms, not a demonstration no nothing because of the religion problem. The woman who did the talk was the local authority, not school, so she asked us for suggestions and comments at the end. Basically all she got was, 'Too little too late, we're 18.' and, 'If they're going to go so far as give us this talk, and recommend we use condoms, why can't they go the whole hog and let us see a demonstration?' She agreed with us but what can they do about it?

Luckily, noone was really ignorant of sex by then because we all seem to be pretty sensible people, with sensible parents, but the fact we got the STD talk at 18 when it would have been better by the time we were 14 is laughable.
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Posted on: Sep 12 2005, 04:00 PM


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Excellent! I thought making you change the plot would sound a bit egotistical of me, but meh.
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Posted on: Sep 11 2005, 08:13 PM


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QUOTE (Mata @ Sep 11 2005, 11:17 AM)
Yes, it does. Theirs was just plain silly, my version is perfectly logical.
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Worryingly, using quantum physics, it kind of is logical.
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Posted on: Sep 11 2005, 02:12 AM


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I'm tempted to go looking through my cupboard for a tin of sweetcorn now.

See, that makes so much more sense then the Red Dwarf theory.
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Posted on: Sep 11 2005, 02:08 AM


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Another result of my broadband capabilities!

I just rewatched all the Snaffleburger animations, and well, after the latest one, is there anywhere more for them to go? The corporation seems to have plenty of avenues, but the man himself know's he isn't real and is controlled by pain- what can he do next?

Tell me Mata, tell me damn you!
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Posted on: Sep 10 2005, 09:10 PM


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Well all I can say on that is : Hahahahaaaaaahaaaaaaahaaaaaahaaa ohmy.gifw: hahaaaaaahaaa. Dear oh dear.
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Posted on: Sep 10 2005, 02:51 PM


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Damn you *shakes fist*

Erm, well she only seems to be evil when her eyes glow red, so I'd say it's pure devil personality working through her, but no doubt I'm wrong, and even if I was right you'd change the plot just to spite me!
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Posted on: Sep 10 2005, 12:03 AM


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I just got broadband, so I have taken the chance to re-watch all the LGG episodes in one night, and with the Robot episode I have a question.

After she leads the Robot to its doom, she seems to go back to her normal lovely self and not know whats going on. Now is this multiple personality syndrome, the devil itself working through her or just another bit of supernatural personality?

Mata, I know you won't tell me, but still, it's worth a try!
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Posted on: Sep 9 2005, 04:36 PM


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Agh, I remember high school, and how you weren't allowed to be alone. If I decided I wanted to go and sit on the field on my own, it wasn't because I felt like being on my own, it was because I was crying out for attention!
If I sat in the 6th form centre and read a book, it couldn't possibly be because I wanted to read that book, it had to be because I was either bored and looking for attention or had to read it for a lesson, and even that I wasn't allowed to do in peace!

You know, I like my room because it is my space, I'm not in there because I'm sulking. I don't want a friend to come around? No, I haven't fallen out with you, I just don't feel like company today.

Yes, people should heed your rules, and let people be quiet in peace!


Oh, and while on a slightly similar topic, my mobile phone is for my use, not yours, dammit. If I turn it off, don't call my house. If I don't answer the house phone, don't e-mail me!
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Posted on: Sep 9 2005, 04:23 PM


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This'll be an odd one, I always have my MWP on all music/shuffle, so I'll just list the next 10 randoms.

1. There she goes, The Las.
2. While My Guitar Gently Weeps, The Beatles.
3. Little Green Bag (Reservior Dogs Soundtrack)
4. Galapogos, The Smashing Pumpkins
5. 3 the Hard Way, Beastie Boys
6. Rhythm is a dancer (Not sure who did that 'un)
7. Supermarioland (Again, can't remember.)
8. Walk On By, The Stranglers
9. I'll live when I'm alive..., Bon Jovi
10. Grease Paint and Monkey Brains, White Zombie.

(Phew, it avoided the really bad!)
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Posted on: Sep 9 2005, 04:11 PM


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Stafford, Staffordshire, England.
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Posted on: Sep 8 2005, 10:40 AM


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QUOTE (Daria @ Sep 7 2005, 10:29 PM)
People always need to classify others so they can find a place where they fit in to the society, be it above or below others in the pecking order. What annoyed the "popular" people was that as my friends and I didn't believe that they were popular, it made them no better than us so the had no "power" over us as they did with others.
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My school was similar there- there was the 'popular' group but they 'geek' group was far larger and therefore the 'popular' kids lost all their sense of superiority and had to learn to chill out with their snobbiness. By the time I left high school, after 7 years, it was basically one big labelless live and let live mentality, it was great. I guess people really do mature. I tell you, having some drunk popular girl come up to me at the prom and tell me she always admired me for daring to be myself was a brilliant change from the abuse I got in my first three years!
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