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    Thread: Goodbye
Post: RE: Goodbye

(November 10, 2016 at 6:49 pm)LastPoet Wrote: Let me make myself clear. One thing is to act as a rational being and discuss the rules and why you were banned. Another thing is doing it again in open...
Aractus Off Topic 51 2746 November 10, 2016 at 7:19 pm
    Thread: Goodbye
Post: RE: Goodbye

I have put the media back in the OP - externally hosted. FYI I was not told not to post a link to my blog, or at least that was not my understanding. What I was told is that the staff removed the link...
Aractus Off Topic 51 2746 November 10, 2016 at 4:55 pm
  Exclamation Thread: Goodbye
Post: Goodbye

[Image: http://i.imgur.com/2j6Yu2J.jpg] This isn't click-bait, but I really should title the thread "thank you". Thanks for a wonderful 4 years, and I have to go. It's time to move forward. Here's a ...
Aractus Off Topic 51 2746 November 10, 2016 at 2:56 am
    Thread: Why was Michael Jackson stigmatised so harshly?
Post: RE: Why was Michael Jackson stigmatised so harshly...

Well most of the items listed refer to stuff that contains nudity. So what? Even I have textbooks which show naked kids - here (I've censored the picture): [Image: https://blog.aractus.com/wp-content...
Aractus Off Topic 166 8669 November 2, 2016 at 9:04 pm
    Thread: Why was Michael Jackson stigmatised so harshly?
Post: RE: Why was Michael Jackson stigmatised so harshly...

(November 2, 2016 at 8:44 am)Tiberius Wrote: The issue of stigmatization aside, for people saying they're unsure of whether he was a child molester, you should read the list of items the police foun...
Aractus Off Topic 166 8669 November 2, 2016 at 6:46 pm
    Thread: Why was Michael Jackson stigmatised so harshly?
Post: RE: Why was Michael Jackson stigmatised so harshly...

Right but that's not the topic, in fact it's the opposite of the topic, which is was he deserving of social stigma?
Aractus Off Topic 166 8669 November 2, 2016 at 6:06 am
    Thread: Why was Michael Jackson stigmatised so harshly?
Post: RE: Why was Michael Jackson stigmatised so harshly...

(November 2, 2016 at 4:39 am)Irrational Wrote: You sure this is a misunderstanding? Michael himself said he slept with some of the kids in the same bed. What part did I misunderstand? [Video: https...
Aractus Off Topic 166 8669 November 2, 2016 at 5:55 am
    Thread: Why was Michael Jackson stigmatised so harshly?
Post: RE: Why was Michael Jackson stigmatised so harshly...

(November 2, 2016 at 2:24 am)Irrational Wrote: Like Losty, I don't know whether MJ was guilty or not of child molestation. I am agnostic. That said, I don't think this is that good of an argument ag...
Aractus Off Topic 166 8669 November 2, 2016 at 3:01 am
    Thread: Why was Michael Jackson stigmatised so harshly?
Post: RE: Why was Michael Jackson stigmatised so harshly...

(November 2, 2016 at 1:46 am)Catholic_Lady Wrote: I feel really bad for Michael. He had a hard and sad life. I don't know if he really was guilty of child sex abuse or not, but I'd like to think not...
Aractus Off Topic 166 8669 November 2, 2016 at 2:02 am
    Thread: Why was Michael Jackson stigmatised so harshly?
Post: RE: Why was Michael Jackson stigmatised so harshly...

Stigma is weird? SC you surprise me, there are many people on this forum that I'm sure face stigma against them almost daily.
Aractus Off Topic 166 8669 November 2, 2016 at 1:45 am
  Question Thread: Why was Michael Jackson stigmatised so harshly?
Post: Why was Michael Jackson stigmatised so harshly?

So let's look at the stigmas that society attached to MJ. For brevity I won't bother discussing the child sexual assault allegations in the OP, but feel free to discuss them in the thread. I'll start...
Aractus Off Topic 166 8669 November 2, 2016 at 1:35 am
    Thread: Goddamned asshole "friends"
Post: RE: Goddamned asshole "friends"

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Aractus Off Topic 7 903 November 1, 2016 at 7:52 pm
  Sad Thread: Goddamned asshole "friends"
Post: Goddamned asshole "friends"

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Aractus Off Topic 7 903 November 1, 2016 at 4:48 am
    Thread: New Clinton email controversy
Post: RE: New Clinton email controversy

(October 31, 2016 at 7:53 pm)abaris Wrote: But not anymore. For quite a long time actually, since he threw Bradley Mannings to the wolves and a lot of informants who's names he didn't black out when...
Aractus Politics 394 29639 November 1, 2016 at 12:33 am
    Thread: New Clinton email controversy
Post: RE: New Clinton email controversy

(October 31, 2016 at 9:14 pm)abaris Wrote: Yeah, but that's not legal anywhere in the world. Apart from a life threatening condition of the mother and her giving consent. Um yes they are, under cert...
Aractus Politics 394 29639 October 31, 2016 at 10:34 pm
    Thread: Acupunture - pseudoscience?
Post: RE: Acupunture - pseudoscience?

(October 31, 2016 at 8:02 pm)abaris Wrote: That's why placebos work under certain conditions. No it isn't, no one know why the placebo effect works. It works even when the response is purely biochem...
Aractus Skepticism & Pseudoscience 54 9176 October 31, 2016 at 10:29 pm
    Thread: Your friend tells you they're a paedophile
Post: RE: Your friend tells you they're a paedophile

(October 31, 2016 at 3:31 am)operator Wrote: I have NO mercy or sympathy for people who harm kids or have fantasies about harming kids. NONE. That's the most I feel comfortable saying on that subjec...
Aractus Off Topic 144 9257 October 31, 2016 at 9:33 pm
    Thread: New Clinton email controversy
Post: RE: New Clinton email controversy

(October 31, 2016 at 7:00 pm)abaris Wrote: As I said before, I think it's probable that Russia's behind the leaked emails, but I don't think that Trump's got anything to do with it. See, we can agre...
Aractus Politics 394 29639 October 31, 2016 at 7:45 pm
    Thread: New Clinton email controversy
Post: RE: New Clinton email controversy

(October 31, 2016 at 6:54 pm)Tazzycorn Wrote: And it looks like what I was saying about Comey's decision regarding the emails is true. Turns out he was unwilling to release concrete information that...
Aractus Politics 394 29639 October 31, 2016 at 6:59 pm
    Thread: New Clinton email controversy
Post: RE: New Clinton email controversy

(October 31, 2016 at 9:21 am)Tiberius Wrote: Not at all. I just despise the use of the appeal to authority unless you back it up with facts. I've backed it up with facts plenty of times Tib. The use...
Aractus Politics 394 29639 October 31, 2016 at 6:49 pm