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Funerals: evidence from the human mind

I went to a funeral yesterday. It was a very sad experience and I cried when my friend got up to speak about her son.

He was her first born. He was twenty years old and just getting his life started.

I didn't know him. I had only met him a few times. He was a nice guy. Some one who you'd like to hang around because he was quiet and gentle.

Seeing how his passing had an effect on the two hundred and fifty people who showed up I suspect that my impressions of him were correct.

There was a lot of crying going on. A lot of sad people.

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When loved-ones leave we are sad. I've seen in extreme cases, military people leave their families behind and there is a lot of crying. People don't like to see their most loved, most cherished friends and family leave.

In most cases they know that they will return eventually and they might think that, in cases of war, that they might not return.

Therefore the level of sadness/tears are more intense.

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If a person dies, those people who loved and cherished them the most will cry. Their crying is very intense, which shows the level of their sadness.

They know, deep inside their mind, that this person is gone. They know that there is zero percent that they will return.

Over time, the further away we are away from that moment of death, the level of sadness/crying lessens. Over time it will, in almost all cases, stop completely.

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Constantine: The Series

I didn't hate this movie but it isn't one of my favorites. The main reason why I tolerated it was because it was more of a "mythical" story line (it came from the DC comic realm).

I'm not sure if they could make a series using the same storyline and make it good. So many shows today are ridiculous (see Agents of Shield) or (Falling Skies) for examples.

I just can't see a half hour show and if they don't make it an hour long it will totally fail after the first season. Either way, the subject matter might keep it afloat for more than four seasons.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/27/constantine-tv-show-in-development-at-nbc

 

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Amazing this guy is a professor?

This is one of the dumbest things I've seen from people who don't follow cultures with an open mind. They take a small section of the culture and then say, "Islam spawns terrorists".

Lame.

There are 2 billion muslims in the world but only a few thousand extremists taking up arms against america and their allies. I think that makes up, what?, .000001% of 2 billion?

Pretty crazy to say Islam is a religion of hate when you could come up with a lot more "christian" soldiers with the same extremist attitude.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-ucf-jonathan-matusitz-act-islam-muslim-20130810,0,1956416.story

 

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Enough evidence?

Over the past couple of weeks I've had discussions with people who are completely lacking in any common sense. They have told me that George Zimmerman committed murder but that there wasn't enough evidence to convict him.

Hmmmmm.

Now you have this woman coming out talking about being a juror and how she owes an apology to Trayvon's family. She says that Zimmerman committed murder but that there wasn't enough evidence to convict him.

WTF?

There was enough evidence for you to come to a conclusion that he didn't act in self defense but you didn't have enough evidence to convict him for??? She also said the case shouldn't have gone to trial. HUH?

It doesn't get any dumber than this people. Pure stupidity.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-juror-murder/story?id=19770659

 

 

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Blame the women

Several times previously I've seen this issue and while I don't know all the details, rape is rape.

Yet, in the Middle East, if you are a woman and you are raped, it must be your fault.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/22/world/meast/uae-norway-rape-controversy/

It really baffles me that a woman is to blame, even if she was drinking. Time and time again I hear of stories that "the men were seduced".

WTF? Get a hold of your fucking hormones and thinking like a educated human. This, "it was her fault" is a bullshit cop-out.

I imagine rapists must love Dubai. No jail time for them. If they rape a woman they go free on the "she was too hot" plea.

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Blacks can be racist too

For a very, very long time, black people have been treated poorly and with racist people controlling if they voted, drove a car or owned land. It has been an extremely tough road for their race.

Most people don't know this but the slave industry of the 1700's existed long before America was even found by the Europeans. Black tribes would enslave defeated tribes to do their labor. When the white Europeans stumbled on this slave system they took advantage of it. Then in America, cheap slave labor became the backbone of the southern states.

After decades of fighting for equal rights, some of the black community want more than they deserve. They want to use the history of the black slaves from the 1700's to get more rights, but they already have all the rights I have; and more. They can do any thing I can do with even more programs and money being available to them because they are a minority.

Being in real estate, I have had the dishonor of seeing blacks who take advantage of the system.

There was an entire family who collected not only permanent unemployment but disability benefits, but they worked part time for cash and had no disabilities. They spent most of their free time not bettering their lives, but sitting at home smoking weed and watching soap operas or game shows.

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Rolling Stone covers are art?

I'm against the recent cover of the Rolling Stone magazine. I dislike that they would put the face of a bomber, a murderer on their magazine.

I support those companies who refuse to distribute it and those who pulled it from their shelves.

So is Rolling Stone magazine just trying to increase sales or are they trying to make a point? Their view is that he is an iconic figure. I disagree.

That face is now an iconic figure because Rolling Stone magazine did this; they now created him as being an iconic figure.

Shame on them.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57594205/rolling-stone-defends-cover-featuring-boston-marathon-bombing-suspect/

 

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A real feel good story

If this doesn't put a smile on your face you are either dead or a pedo.

http://now.msn.com/temar-boggs-15-rescues-kidnapped-girl-in-pennsylvania?ocid=ansnowex

 

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Zimmerman freed, found not guilty

Zimmerman is now freed, but the truth was not told. Zimmerman has lied about what really happened. He should have gotten 25 years for manslaughter.

Trayvon was guilty also for confronting Zimmerman. He should have walked away from him and left the area or gone back to his parent's apartment.

Zimmerman could have avoided this by listening to the dispatcher and let the police handle it.

This confrontation could have been avoided.

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(Spoilers) Superman: Man of Steel review

It is a rarity that I get to see a movie, but two in one week, that's like a Universe being formed from a singularity.

Yesterday my wife and I went to see the new Superman flick. I actually didn't mind going because the trailers were actually promising. I knew General Zod was a reboot as well the whole "where superman came from" and "krypton explodes", but I wasn't prepared for the pile of shit the makers of this movie were going to do on the traditional story.

You can ruin a movie with too much CG/Action.

Through out the movie, in order to confuse the viewer, they use a "out of focus, zoom in, zoom out" style which leads the person to believe that superman is moving so fucking fast that you can't actually lock in on him. Ok, <yawn>. Besides breaking the believability of the story you are left thinking two things when it first happens: 1) they screwed up the CG and didn't focus correctly 2) am I supposed to think I'm a ridge with a telescope trying to track superman?

Then there is the twenty minutes of Superman fighting and being tossed through buildings and vice versa. Huh, we get it, move on please.

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