1. Tim

    Politics A closet SF fan? Mitt Romney's favourite novel: Battlefield Earth

    Sorry if this sounds like a political rant, but it's on topic (SF) and more about social networking tools used to create public image in the population. What to read into Obama and Romney's favorite books I think we can all agree the film left much to desire, and the novel was a lot of...
  2. Tim

    Politics Syrian FSA activist links

    One side of the story admittedly, but if you want to see a whole flurry of postings, pics and videos from out of Syria, here are some links to start you off with. You'll find stuff being reported here before the main news channels broadcast them, plus much more. Use an anon account to...
  3. Tim

    Politics UK courts forced ISP's to block TPB - Tor fights back

    Virginmedia, an ISP here in the UK, one of the big ones, has just blocked http://thepiratebay.se/ A lot of other URL's have popped up to reach the site, but it's only a matter of time before they are all blocked. Most other ISP's are about to block, although BT is still deciding whether to...
  4. Azhria Lilu

    Politics Rules of Respect

    All of our rules should be followed in each and every forum. However, we want to put a very strong emphasis on these rules for this forum: Personal attacks against other members, also known as flames, are not allowed. Even if it may seem like a joke to you, the other person may not see it that...
  5. Tim

    Politics Dystopian totalitarian police states not just in scifi

    Revolutions round the world creating democracies, that are looking corrupt already, and we see existing democracies are getting very scared right now. I've been reading scifi for 30 years now and the images of possible futures where people live in fear of the state, with punishments severe and...
  6. Starbeast from Planet X

    Politics 9/11 - Anger

  7. Tim

    Politics Bono meets #ArtUncut

    Glastonbury 2011: U2 finally make festival debut The UK government is trying to smash education here. Taking money from the education budget, making students borrow half a house worth from the bank. The greatest hits are to Arts and Humanities. Along comes #ArtUncut. A group of arts and...
  8. Tim

    Politics UK unrest + Royal Wedding

    Te following is a biased personal viewpoint of what is going down here. I'm an anti-cuts activist so although I try to be balanced, of course it never will be, much like academia! You've probably seen some inflammatory news coming out of London after this Saturday. There were loads of groups...
  9. superintelligentone

    Politics Joran van der Sloot is a Homicide suspect once again

  10. superintelligentone

    Politics Elected Government Members Found Guilty #01

  11. S

    Politics SC Governor Sanford

    What a big mistake, getting caught spending tax dollars on a vacation with his mistress... He's still in office. Should he be? I tend to look back at history and appreciate the days when a politician's life was mostly irrelevant to his job. Look a FRD. Kennedy. Their infidelity was not...
  12. T

    Politics Single-Payer Healthcare

    As you may have heard, Farrah Fawcett has died this morning from cancer. However, what you may not know is that 3 out of 5 cancer deaths could be prevented with the proper access to screening and preventive care. Single-payer would make preventive care a higher priority, because it is not...
  13. Noble Alex

    Politics Iran on fire

    Has anyone seen the current crisis going on in Iran? Many groups have outright accused President Ahmedijenad of rigging votes in his favor. People have been killed for "illegal" protesting, and there's a lot of rumor floating around that the current government, Ayatollah included will end up...
  14. D

    Politics 22 year old guy having sex with 16 year old girl

    Hi. Long time reader, first time poster. I found this in a fitness forum. A guy, 22, wants to have sex with a girl who's 16. I'm the dad of a 1 year old daughter. I am worried about her enough as it is, but I cant think of how much I'd worry about this if this was my daughter. I'm angry about...
  15. M

    Politics This may make you feel old but.........

    This may make you feel old but I just realized that Princess Diana died almost 10 years ago!
  16. J

    Politics Hyppcrites

    i dont know what every one else belives bet i think its hypocritical. but then wouldnt that make everyone a hypocrite? i have friends that say they are christians. we all go to concerts and worship like there is no tomorrow. they go to youth group every week and help at their church every...
  17. A

    Politics Terrorism

    What are your views on Terrorism. What do you think about it, what i think is that it is kind of an awakening. like september 11th woke us up to the world and we became a stronger nation, but it is sad we need that to wake us up. So, what do you think?
  18. ams4alias

    Politics You Can't Ban VEGEMITE!

    So It has come to my attention that I as an Australian can not take Vegemite with me to America because it's got folate in it!! :angry: What are these people on!! :blink: I can't believe this! Seriously Vegemite it the world's riches source of Vitamin B!! it's Healthy :up: and it's being...
  19. Kuzzle

    I hope he gets beaten to death in prison.

    http://www.adn.com/news/education/story/8588254p-8481182c.html That guy was my principal for a while when I was little. Did he do anything to me? Hell no! I mean, I knew he was a prick, but I had no idea that he was such a perverted little son of a bitch. I mean, the thought of it is...
  20. T

    Politics Election Reform

    Please Read the Following or Watch This Video Before Voting in Poll Our current method of voting for the lesser of two evils has allowed the two major political parties to retain their monopoly over our political system, suppress voter turnout, and shut out new and independent voices in...