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Latest Flicks / The Warriors 1979
« on: November 20, 2006, 02:01:09 pm »
Hey guys have you seen this movie. I've just saw it last week and I must say it was great.

Latest Flicks / I am a legend
« on: November 14, 2006, 12:49:38 pm »
Is anyone else excited about this movie? I can't wait. I think it was about time to give a major overhaul to this classic tale. Sadly there has been a lot of hate against it, mainly because they chose Will Smith to play the main character.

Latest Flicks / Please guys help me with this.
« on: September 27, 2006, 10:40:48 am »

Do you guys remember the title of an old horror movie from the late 80's in which the main characters were an Ice man (a guy who sells ice cream not he Marvel character) and a teenager? The bad guy drove a funerary van and had as helpers a group of gremlin like creatures. He turned the people into zombies.

Vox Populi / the pope and his words...
« on: September 19, 2006, 11:55:45 am »
Can I say big screw up? I mean what the hell was he thinking?

By the way when are going the Muslims religious leaders around the world grow some balls and start talking hard against the fanatics bombing innocents and twisting the teachings to meet their heinous goals? They are all jumping at the Pope’s neck but no one seems to care that a lot of extremist are doing less than good service to Mohamed teachings.

Vox Populi / Uncle Tom's bad rap.
« on: September 14, 2006, 05:44:06 am »
Uncle Tom help/convinced the other slaves to escape then why is he used as an epithet for black individuals who sell out? He got beaten a lot but he never betrayed another black person. So I think it is time to stop with the uncle Tom bashing. What do you guys think?

Sports Talk / 3rd place in Japan.
« on: September 05, 2006, 04:23:55 am »
What's going on with the NBA? No longer the best league in the world?

Vox Populi / Anti-Semitism what the heck does that mean?
« on: August 22, 2006, 01:41:24 pm »
Is it the opposite of being pro-Semite? ;D Or it is just a euphemism for people who doesn’t kiss Israel’s butt? ;D

Seriously. Where does criticism begin and where does it become anti-Semitism?

I have problems defining the meaning of the words socialism and communism and its difference with authoritarianism and fascism. The problem resides in the fact that when I here or read the word socialist or communist I immediately associate it with units of soldiers patrolling the streets and an  old guy in the TV telling you what to do, what clothing wear, what books you must read and what meals to eat etc. I know that it is possible to have socialism under a democratic government and that there are lots of socialist movements across the world but why it is that most people just like I use to do associates communism with tyranny and oppression? Why haven’t it been possible for a socialist regime to stride away from totalitarianism without totally crumbling to pieces (URSS)? Let’s face it then only successful socialists movements are those who somehow have grown within a pre-existent democracy and by keeping principles like private property, free press, free entreprice, etc. (France, Spain)

has ever seen?

This afternoon I was talking with a coworker and he told me that Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were great leaders and that particularly Ronald Reagan was responsible for the Soviet Union debacle and the crumble of the whole communist block of east Europe and the uprising of USA's economy. He says that the decisions they took were sound and for that reason they’re probably the greatest leaders those countries have ever had.  Is this for real was Ronald Reagan a good president or just a highly publicized airhead? Did he took good decisions or it was just a fluck?

Vox Populi / Religion... WTF?
« on: July 31, 2006, 01:18:27 pm »
Guys this is not an attempt to bash religion but… What the hell!  >:(Yes I’m bashing religion!! >:( I mean it is not that I don’t believe in god it is just that I don’t trust in the guys who say they represent god or talk in the name of god. :( I can’t read stuff about the main religious Icons without thinking that they were a bunch of crucks or just plain crazy people. :( I mean if David Coresh had been born a thousand years ago he would have been thought a prophet and we would probably have his face painted in every single church around the world. But to his misfortune and our good luck he was born during the late 20 century and got killed by the FBI. ;D

I vote for us to take all the money of the Vatican and every single organized religion across the world and use it to help the nations of Africa and other poor nations of the world to heal themselves. Who’s with me?? 8)

General Discussion / Zidane the best player in the world?
« on: July 28, 2006, 12:35:26 pm »
Was he the best player in the past world cup? What did he do what was so special? I think Rivery and Vieira did much more that him.

One of the main reasons I loved coming to this forums was the chance to listen (or read) what you guys have to say about the state of the world and politics in general. I mean it is good to know that there are folks who see the world in the same way I see it but with the ability to express my views in ways I'm unable to. It was great to read the stuff RedJack had to say about Women and Men and the way each gender relate to each other. It was quite interesting to get an inside vista on the way of thinking of a conservative/republican/Jew through Michaelimps writings and comments. JV also contributed a lot to shape and re-shape my views of the world. Each one of them and many others I can’t remember now have enlightened me and at the same time expressed my very thoughts in ways as I said before I myself wouldn't be able to express.

Now after my short rant I want to go right to the point. For the reasons I stated above I wouldn't like for this site to get heavily moded. It would be nice if the site could stay the same way it was before but with the compromise of each one of us to try to not cross the line between healthy debate and childish name calling. This site is awesome because is completely free if it were to get just like any other forum in the net then it would just be like killing it.

I mean we're grown ass men and women. We shouldn't need anybody to tell us how to behave. Cienciano when and IF he comes back he is got know that we won't accept his sh*t anymore. If he wants to discuss politics then he has to be willing to do it by sharing ideas not insults. Whoever threads in that territory should simply be ignored.

What do you guys think?

are you in there?

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