Is this really necessary?

Re: Is this really necessary?

Postby alexmann » Mon May 30, 2011 5:44 pm

McAvoy wrote:Probably. I don't remember how it went down. I may look it up later.


The looking it up later bit.
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Re: Is this really necessary?

Postby McAvoy » Mon May 30, 2011 5:46 pm

I meant I am going to go read a wiki on it or something.
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Re: Is this really necessary?

Postby alexmann » Mon May 30, 2011 5:52 pm

OK, Go for it!
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Re: Is this really necessary?

Postby Nickswitz » Mon May 30, 2011 11:34 pm

If I remember correctly they settled for a decent amount of money and went on their way.
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Re: Is this really necessary?

Postby Tsukiyumi » Tue May 31, 2011 1:25 am

$2 million, IIRC.

Reverse Darwinism. Reward stupidity, punish common sense. Yay modern society!
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Re: Is this really necessary?

Postby alexmann » Tue May 31, 2011 8:15 am

What the hell is wrong with people lately?
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Re: Is this really necessary?

Postby Lighthawk » Tue May 31, 2011 5:39 pm

Lately? Ha! There has always been many things wrong with people, it's just in this day and age we have far more people to have things wrong with them and an ability to share information that is magnitudes beyond anything that existed for the majority of human civilization. People only seem worse because of greater numbers and the ease in learning about the outrageous things they do. I assure you, the common man is the same as he's always been.
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Re: Is this really necessary?

Postby Tsukiyumi » Tue May 31, 2011 7:10 pm

At least 100 years ago, the majority of truly stupid people weren't rewarded for their idiocy.

"Look ma! I'ma catch this rattler with mah bare hands!"

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Re: Is this really necessary?

Postby Lighthawk » Tue May 31, 2011 7:17 pm

Tsukiyumi wrote:At least 100 years ago, the majority of truly stupid people weren't rewarded for their idiocy.

"Look ma! I'ma catch this rattler with mah bare hands!"

"OW!"

...and death.


To be fair, the majority of stupid people still aren't. Which is why it still counts as news when some fuckwit jumps off a dock, paralysis himself, and then sues the dock owner and wins. Most cases where someone was a legitimate dumbass and got hurt for it, get nothing but a court and lawyer fee for their trouble.
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Re: Is this really necessary?

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:22 pm

It's the news really that makes it look like that. Like you said Lighthawk majority of the cases are dismissed and obviously the news will not cover it.

As far as people doing stupid things are concerned like Jackass it's more of a free time thing. Doubtful many people did stupid things 100 years ago when they had to work 60+ hour work weeks to get food on the table.
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Re: Is this really necessary?

Postby Mikey » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:50 pm

True. Also, to a certain extent, we as a species have "conquered" natural selection. Is an individual's eyesight worse than the norm? NP - get glasses, lenses, or LASIK. Born sickly, weak, or otherwise unable to cope with the same environmental pressures as the rest? NP - we have medical, prosthetic, and other technology and therapies to get past that. Just can't hunt or forage as well as the alphas? NP - just get over to the Piggly Wiggly and pick up all the meat you need.

I'm not saying that saving kids or helping the sick or disabled is bad, I'm just saying that it definitely affects the way that nature has thinned the heard for the entire history of ever. Back in the day, some guy jumps off the barn... well, if the fall didn't get him than the infection will, or the gangrene, or... Nowadays, we just patch him up and send him on his way to keep doing stupid shit AND pass along his stupid-shit-doing genome.
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Re: Is this really necessary?

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:30 pm

Possibly. It may explain a few states...
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Re: Is this really necessary?

Postby Mikey » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:34 pm

Easy... you're stationed south of the M-D line, no? :lol:
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Re: Is this really necessary?

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:22 pm

Yep. Virginia Beach unfornately.
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Re: Is this really necessary?

Postby Tsukiyumi » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:18 am

Mikey wrote:True. Also, to a certain extent, we as a species have "conquered" natural selection. Is an individual's eyesight worse than the norm? NP - get glasses, lenses, or LASIK. Born sickly, weak, or otherwise unable to cope with the same environmental pressures as the rest? NP - we have medical, prosthetic, and other technology and therapies to get past that. Just can't hunt or forage as well as the alphas? NP - just get over to the Piggly Wiggly and pick up all the meat you need.

I'm not saying that saving kids or helping the sick or disabled is bad, I'm just saying that it definitely affects the way that nature has thinned the heard for the entire history of ever. Back in the day, some guy jumps off the barn... well, if the fall didn't get him than the infection will, or the gangrene, or... Nowadays, we just patch him up and send him on his way to keep doing stupid shit AND pass along his stupid-shit-doing genome.


This is exactly my point. Only worded better.
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