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occrider
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quote:
Originally posted by Dervish
What do you guys think of the current standard of discussion in this forum these days? Is it just me or is the standard ALOT lower than it used to be?


Lower. Not as bad as it has been, but it's been sub-par. I kind of agree with Trancaholic in that regulars have been more prone to ignoring shite threads rather than pointing out stupidity. A similar effect was achieved during the massive Israel v. Palestine threads a few years back when two or three people were starting up a ton of threads that were destined for flaming.


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George Smiley
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quote:
Originally posted by trancaholic
It's lower. I blame the regulars who've stopped posting that much. With no-one to teach the noobs how to argue, they are bound to keep the average posting quality down. However, if you skip all the short posts, the overall impression is still that quality discussions take place here and there.

Time for a 'definition of terrorism' thread?!

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quote:
Originally posted by occrider
Lower. Not as bad as it has been, but it's been sub-par. I kind of agree with Trancaholic in that regulars have been more prone to ignoring shite threads rather than pointing out stupidity. A similar effect was achieved during the massive Israel v. Palestine threads a few years back when two or three people were starting up a ton of threads that were destined for flaming.


heh, I remember that

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shaolin_Z
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I'm posting this here as I didn't want to start a thread on this.

quote:

Israeli gay pride attacker jailed

An ultra-Orthodox Jew has been given a 12-year jail term for stabbing three people during a gay pride march held in Jerusalem last year.


Yishai Schlisel told police he wanted to kill homosexuals "in the name of God" for parading in the holy city.

One man and two women were hurt when Schlisel attacked the colourful crowd of dancing, kissing revellers.

The gay pride march was held after Israel's top court overturned a municipal order banning the event.

Jerusalem's mayor had opposed the march, describing it as a provocation, and the city's Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities had also protested against it.

Thousands eventually took part in the parade through the centre of the city, where a banner had been draped reading: "Welcome to Sodom".

Speaking after his arrest, Mr Schlisel said: "I have come to kill in the name of God."

A Jerusalem court convicted him of attempted murder.

As well as receiving the jail term, he was ordered him to pay 150,000 shekels ($30,000) as compensation to the victims.


Source: BBC

Isn't that a little extreme?


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St_Andrew
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A little ?

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If you ever find yourself fishing in the Indian Ocean, please remember to stay away from the stone age tribes.


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quote:
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Isn't that a little extreme?

What? The punishment or the act?

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If you ever find yourself fishing in the Indian Ocean, please remember to stay away from the stone age tribes.


Hm and I thouhgt it was bad that some societies still live in the middle ages. These guys have yet to do bronze age first!


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I just find it humorous that the helicopter was met with a hail of arrows.


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Yoepus
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I just find it humorous that the helicopter was met with a hail of arrows.


I find it sad, that it actually worked


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I think this blonde joke was pretty hillarious!

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I think this blonde joke was pretty hillarious!


Hey, the link must be broken, it just goes around in circles!


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