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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2012, 09:13:03 AM »

Anthony Burgess wrote a novel about just such a society.  Being straight was socially unacceptable so straights had to sneak around shagging each other surreptitiously whilst pretending to have gay relationships.  I think it was called '1985'.

I never said anything about making straight socially unacceptable. Are you putting words in my mouth. I hate that when people on forums do that. Words mean things.


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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2012, 09:33:16 AM »

Perhaps government could encourage homosexuality. Angel

How would this be different from past governments "encouraging" people to be straight?
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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2012, 09:35:04 AM »

Anthony Burgess wrote a novel about just such a society.  Being straight was socially unacceptable so straights had to sneak around shagging each other surreptitiously whilst pretending to have gay relationships.  I think it was called '1985'.

I never said anything about making straight socially unacceptable. Are you putting words in my mouth. I hate that when people on forums do that. Words mean things.



Neither did he, he was referring us to a book, which I might just go hunt down as it sounds interesting.

Sensitive much?  WTF!!
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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2012, 09:52:55 AM »

How would this be different from past governments "encouraging" people to be straight?

I also never said that government should initiate any force. Now you are implying it.
If I am coming across as sensitive sorry. Sometimes not everybody on forums are sincere.

It was ultimately a good natured humorous post but I suppose if I took it seriously it would be something like an advertising campaign. I know it is non-objectivist but I was not really being serious and *you all know it*
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« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2012, 12:36:55 PM »

I think it is more the standard of living than education that helped Europe.

Can you elaborate a bit, Tweefo? Is it to do with people attaining a riper age?

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Richer families tend to be smaller.

No. Smaller families tend to be richer. Tongue
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« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2012, 12:41:27 PM »

i have had loads of flack for this point of view, but here goes; all infants are sterilized.  When you want to breed, you apply to get pregnant.

Hey GCG - thanks for introducing me to a brand new experience: agreeing with you 100% !
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« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2012, 13:11:44 PM »

I also never said that government should initiate any force. Now you are implying it.
Or he is asking you how you would implement it?
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You are I'm afraid. St0nes responded to you with a comment about a book he has read and you took the premise for the book as him commenting negatively on your post.
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It was ultimately a good natured humorous post but I suppose if I took it seriously it would be something like an advertising campaign. I know it is non-objectivist but I was not really being serious and *you all know it*
You took two posts written in responses to you in a way it wasn't obviously intended. It may be you.
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« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2012, 13:20:58 PM »

jesus. why is everyone taking this so literal.  really?

i do like the idea of gays being green.  i think, in fact, i might design a logo around that....
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« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2012, 13:24:25 PM »

i might design a logo around that....
How about a rainbow-striped banner done only in shades of green? Wink

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« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2012, 13:30:06 PM »

jesus. why is everyone taking this so literal.  really?
I didn't take superman's original post as literal at all. Why he even used  Angel <--- this.

I just don't think either st0nes or boogieM took him literally either or were necessarily negative toward him or his post.
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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2012, 13:33:34 PM »

there we go:
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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2012, 13:34:24 PM »

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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2012, 13:53:33 PM »

Lovvit!
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« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2012, 14:58:19 PM »

You are I'm afraid. St0nes responded to you with a comment about a book he has read and you took the premise for the book as him commenting negatively on your post.

Ok, I was been sensitive. I am very sorry.
And that did not hurt too much saying that.

@GCG Lovely banner. I also like it. Thank you. Cheesy  
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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2012, 16:42:15 PM »

It never hurts as must as some people think, to admit we were wrong or made a mistake. I'm still here after all  Cheesy
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