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Lifecrafter
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Actually I exist on poweraid and onion-rings (The kind you get in chipshops)

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Warrior
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Well, thank goodness for that, dear.

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Lifecrafter
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It's a hard life, but I try my best.

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By Committee
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w00t!

[ Tuesday, April 15, 2008 02:35: Message edited by: Drew ]
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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Drew:

w00t!
Thanks. I was going to post, but didn't want to come across as flippant.

How about them Yankees?

Also, on topic, I hope Dikiyoba includes a trifle in the next chapter.

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Infiltrator
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quote:
Originally written by Nikki.:

Also, on topic, I hope Dikiyoba includes a truffle in the next chapter.
FYT. Just couldn't resist. But you can't deny that a truffle would be nice.

Edit: I can never get quotes right on the first try.

[ Tuesday, April 15, 2008 17:34: Message edited by: The Ratt ]

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Lifecrafter
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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

And it's not like soy beans are the only legumes out there. :P
True, but that sort of thing doesn't go on everything. I've had peanut butter on stuff where it truly doesn't belong (with chicken, red peppers, and sardines… yuck).

Drew: I was gonna respond, but I don't think another pointless heated debate would be a good thing here. Suffice it to say, I meant no offense to anyone.

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Pointless debates cause fewer puncture wounds.

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By Committee
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quote:
Originally written by Nemesis.:

Drew: I was gonna respond, but I don't think another pointless heated debate would be a good thing here. Suffice it to say, I meant no offense to anyone.
Sorry to respond in such a way. I definitely understand how upsetting violent crime is, and that the motivation for revenge can drive people. But I think also we all need to step back and realize:

(a) the system isn't perfect, sometimes with the very worst consequences when it gets the facts wrong and the death penalty is involved;
(b) society should be looking for the most utilitarian approach to these problems. The death penalty is not a good deterrent to other murders (either they don't think they'll get caught, or they don't care), and the economic cost of administering the death penalty typically is greater than that of life without parole, though the later has much the same effect for society (murderers off the street) without the potential for an irreversible mistake as outlined in point (a); and
(c) perhaps most controversially, in my opinion our society should be better than dropping to the level of what criminals do to their victims when we punish them. Philosophically speaking, the only person who should have "revenge" against a murderer is the victim, and that can't happen; none of the rest of us are so entitled, because the crime wasn't carried out against us, no matter how close we may have been to the victim. I don't think that making someone suffer before his sentence is carried out in order to slake the rage of a family member or loved one makes our society any better.
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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by The Ratt:

quote:
Originally written by Nikki.:

Also, on topic, I hope Dikiyoba includes a truffle in the next chapter.
FYT. Just couldn't resist. But you can't deny that a truffle would be nice.

Edit: I can never get quotes right on the first try.

A nice sherry trifle would be nicer.

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? Man, ? Amazing
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IMAGE(http://superlies.com/oobee/triffid.jpg)

Even better!

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Guardian
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In Nalyd's opinion, a murderer should be quickly killed the moment they are found guilty. But he's a huge fan of "an eye for an eye", taken very literally. Do exactly to them what they do to their victim.

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Shock Trooper
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quote:
Originally written by Faint Piping of Two Demoniac Flutes:

In Nalyd's opinion, a murderer should be quickly killed the moment they are found guilty. But he's a huge fan of "an eye for an eye", taken very literally. Do exactly to them what they do to their victim.
Child molesters are sooooo screwed.

On a second note, hasn't anyone noticed how finicky the UBB is?

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Agent
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quote:
Originally written by Jumpin Salmon:

IMAGE(http://superlies.com/oobee/triffid.jpg)

Even better!

IMAGE(http://www.anjanettes.com/cart/images/truffle%20assortment.JPG)
But, you'll have to have them all pulled out after the Savoy Truffle.

I'm basically against the Death Penalty for two reasons, one being "Live and [/i]Let Live[/i]" and the other being everything Drew stated. Really, the Death Penalty is just barbarism at its highest.

Nalyd: I don't want to be blind. Also, good luck definitively proving someone's guilty, especially of something as irreversible as murder.

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Nuke and Pave
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quote:
Originally written by Jumpin Salmon:

IMAGE(http://superlies.com/oobee/triffid.jpg)

Even better!

A scripting accident plunges the boards into darkness, while man-eating plants get out of vats in Geneforge boards?

That sounds like a promising plot for Episode 6. :P

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Meh. Diki could definitely pull it off. And there are enough extremist Geneforge fans to make it happen.

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Lifecrafter
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quote:
Originally written by Faint Piping of Two Demoniac Flutes:

But he's a huge fan of "an eye for an eye", taken very literally. Do exactly to them what they do to their victim.
That's my thinking too, but Drew has a point. If they find out later that the conviction was wrong, well… there'd be a hell of a price to pay, at least. Goldenking (I think that's him, anyway) says it true: the death penalty is irreversible.

What we need are some life balms or phoenix downs, or something of that nature.

quote:
Originally written by Kinggolden:

"Live and Let Live"
*sigh*
Now if only the murderers lived by that philosophy. :/

EDIT: Grammar problems are crap.

[ Wednesday, April 16, 2008 20:04: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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Law Bringer
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There is only a single, but critical problem with the concept of retribution.

You are more sensitive to harm that happens to you than harm that happens to someone else.

So, given this imbalance in perception, if everyone tries to make the other guy suffer just as much as he did, do you know what happens?

(Well, actually, what happens then is what happens right now in the Middle East. But what I was going for was the more poetical "global blindness" bit.)

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Quick update on the fish sticks. I battered up and deep fried a lb of tuna loin and a lb of halibut the other night. They were both delicious, so I'll have to try again to really define which I prefer. I waited on the sablefish and black rock fish because they weren't visible in the freezer, but will dig a little next time. The best is salmon, so I'll end up having to make a third batch with salmon and the winner of the halibut/tuna vs sablefish/rockfish contest.
First though, it's time to change the oil.

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Warrior
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Curious. I would have thought halibut too fat a fish to be made into a 'fishstick'. I really love smoked halibut in a avocado-cucumber sushi roll (I know that's not Edo style, but it tastes mind-bogglingly delicious).

What kind of batter did you use?

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I made a simple batter of dark porter and flour. All I did to the fish was rinse, lay it on a paper towel, and then sprinkle with salt and Old Bay seasonings.

Note: Very important to use Old Bay, and not Old Spice.

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Warrior
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Profile #121
quote:
Originally written by Jumpin Salmon:

I made a simple batter of dark porter and flour. All I did to the fish was rinse, lay it on a paper towel, and then sprinkle with salt and Old Bay seasonings.

Note: Very important to use Old Bay, and not Old Spice.

That sounds nice. I have to look if I can get Old Bay Seasonings over here|the land of chocolate, since it's not easily available in Europe for all I remember. To be honest, I had totally forgotten about its existence since my high school year in Canada. And that's a long time ago. Thanks for bringing back a fond(haha) memory.

Old Spice should obviously only be used for marinades.

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by The Ratt:

Meh. Diki could definitely pull it off. And there are enough extremist Geneforge fans to make it happen.
Dude, anybody could write that story.

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Warrior
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quote:
Originally written by Nikki.:

Dude, anybody could write that story.
IMHE this is not so.

BTW: Does anybody from, say, England know if you can get Old Bay Seasoning at Tesco's or any other supermarket? It turns out a friend is going over soon and asked if he could bring anything. I need to know. Pleeeease!

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Shaper
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In response to the above post: Yes.

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