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  • Ethical implications of Meat consumption

    I've been a vegetarian for 25 years...unlike most of my kind I hate talking about it.  I'm glad to see others talking about it though and showing a really good understanding of the issues surrounding meat consumption.  Personal belief - one day (not soon!) I think people will look back on eating meat, or at least the factory farm industry, in a similar way that we look back on something like slavery...I'm not suggesting that they're equivalent, I just mean that we'll one day look back in shame in a similar way.
  • 2018-19 NHL discussion thread eh

    We might get an NHL team in Seattle. That's all I know.
    It's pretty much a guarantee at this point, it would be shocking if it fell through.

  • US Politics Vol. 6: A Song of Fire and Fury - The Winds of Midterms

    adobo1148 said:
    I understand  the allegations had not been made but don’t background checks cover aspects of the person’s character like talk to classmates at the time who might know what kind of person he was in HS, or is that the kind of information you’d seek if you were doung oppo research on someone, was Kavanaugh vetted the way you’d vet someone running for POTUS?
    It depends on the level of check, but they mostly do things like make sure you don't have a criminal record, don't have massive amounts of debt, talk to close friends and family members, ex-spouses if there are any.  It's not likely that they'd go back and talk to random high school classmates.

    I had to go through something called a vulnerable sector check when I was hired at my work.  It's a deep level background check done by the RCMP (our version of the FBI)....they spoke to my family, girlfriend, recent ex-girlfriend, a few close friends etc.
  • US Politics Vol. 6: A Song of Fire and Fury - The Winds of Midterms

    asmallcat said:
    Oh good, the calendars again
    The old "If sexually assaulted her it would be here on my calendar, and as you can see there is no such attempted rape entry on my calendar" defense.
  • Big Brother 20 (Speculation and/or Spoilers)

    Michelle said:
    Wow, Sam's DR reaction to being nominated was hysterical! 
     :D  :D :D
    The whole episode was all about people telling her to relax, take it easy etc. and then THAT.  A friend of mine follows the live feeds and spoiler sites, she's told me that there are ongoing issues with Sam, that she tried to self-evict, that she discussed going on meds, that she'd seen a doctor while in the house etc.  CBS are playing with fire if they're making decisions for the sake of the show vs making decisions with Sam's best interests in mind.

    Don't they do psych evals on the houseguests prior to committing to having them as a part of the show?
    Yup, and on-going evaluation while in the house.  It seems like Sam has had a few episodes while in the house, other house guests have expressed concern for her etc but rather than letting her leave CBS have encouraged her to stay...I'm pretty sure that my friend said that they put her on medication.