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Date: 06/19/10 09:35 AM

112 Responses to Why Canada Will NEVER Win A World Cup Or Anything

  1. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    June 18, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    Link: Why Canada Will NEVER Win A World Cup Or Anything - Way to raise a country full of pussies, Canada.
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    oxyl Male 30-39
    915 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 9:36 am
    um, does this mean if i pass my provincial exams 5% over the mean average i fail? may as well go get wasted the night before and fail with dignity.
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    Lolcats Male 18-29
    369 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 9:37 am
    wat
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 9:38 am
    Argentina 5 - 0 Canada
    Thats why
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 19, 2010 at 9:41 am
    LOLOLOL

    so the U.S. isn`t the only nation full of STUPID people!

    LOLOLOLOL

    Let`s not bother teaching children that sometimes you lose and how to deal with it. Or using a loss to motivate them into trying harder.

    Instead, let`s create a loop-hole so he wins when he really sucked badly!

    LOLOLOLOLOL
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    gherwrull Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 9:57 am
    Whomever starts with the ball takes it back and scores in their own goal 6 times to win the game.
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    korahn Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 10:01 am
    wow. that is just dumb. They should hold the elections like that - If you win an election by more than 5 votes, you lose!
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 10:05 am
    *BANG!BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG! BANG!!! BANG!! BANG!!!!*

    ^ The sound of my head against the desk expressing my utter confoundment and displeasure over this numpty ass regulation.
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    shreder23 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 10:09 am
    I lost the game. thanks OP
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    Smileyguy1 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 10:17 am
    This has been on the local news for a while. People in the community have been outraged over this idiotic ruling.
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    shaboinkin Male 18-29
    456 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 10:18 am
    You can`t get anywhere in life if you don`t know how to take a loss.
    Just said.
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    Scarletteve Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 10:21 am
    hey, drat YOU, canada FTW
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    shaboinkin Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 10:22 am
    You know, if I was a coach, and my team was good, I`d say drat that stupid rule and tell my team to score however many points they want.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 10:22 am
    Actually, one of the alternatives suggested sounded pretty cool.

    How about every time you score a goal, you lose a player. That way no matter your skill level, you`re always in a challenge.

    You can score 11 goals? Great, try playing with just a goalie now.

    Obviously not for international games, but awesome for training.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 10:23 am
    (And yeah, basically this would then resolve as people own-goaling to win).
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    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 10:24 am
    Points? Well since the team gets three points for a win, it`s impossible to get more than that.
    Or do they mean GOALS?
    Numpties.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 10:27 am
    Way to prepare kids for the real world. Because as an adult if I am extremely successful, I`m an abject loser by default right?
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
    625 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 10:32 am
    Lol now teams are just going to try to score in their own goals
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    Mo73 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 10:36 am
    Stupid. My boy is 9 he plays hockey..they keep score..when he was younger and played soccer..they kept score..kids need to learn how to lose..
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    izzielee Female 18-29
    94 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Dear Canada,
    Kids need to know what it is like to be knocked on thier ass and lose. Once they know this feeling they can begin to work on improving themselves and therefore build better self esteem. Let the little brats lose or they will have no chance.
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    sonikku Male 18-29
    350 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 11:03 am
    haha, this reminds me of European Union antitrust policy
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 11:04 am
    Don`t know whats more retarded, the rule itself or the fact that they don`t know what a score in football is actually called.
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    TheBLB Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 11:18 am
    [email protected]

    Email them and tell them how stupid this is.

    I am!
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    chrn368 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 11:23 am
    That`s idiotic. I could understand if it was under the pretense of social conditioning to make children less competitive, which would theoretically result in a more tolerant, merciful society, but doing it for "self esteem" Annoys the crap out of me.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 11:28 am
    So much for teaching defeat with honor. Last time I checked that was an important part of sportsmanship. Seriously what a bogus regulation.
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    frogyhead Male 30-39
    63 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 11:36 am
    From their web site...
    "Effective Monday June 14th the 5-goal rule has been changed. The scoring limit is now set at a differential of 8 goals. Once this differential is achieved the referee will end the game. Goals and points will be awarded as per standard practice"
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    KekS Male 18-29
    588 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 11:41 am
    Now this is just silly!
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    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 11:45 am
    Here`s how to get them to reconsider this decision:
    Make the same rules apply to junior hockey.
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    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 11:51 am
    I hate this, kids can`t be bad at anything anymore.

    -Bad at reading? It`s okay, you`re dyslexic. :D
    -Bad at football? It`s okay, we`ll stop the other team playing so you don`t look that bad. :D

    Over here they`re trying to get rid of the Year 6 SATs so kids don`t get stressed - if you`re well prepared you won`t! Revise kids!

    p.s. I know that some people really are dyslexic - I`m not trying to be mean to them.

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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    Best line: "Mr. Cappon said the organization is trying to “reinvent the wheel” by fostering a non-competitive environment."

    It`s a competitive sport you nim-rod. Why would you want a non-competitive environment in a competitive sport? Why bother having goals at all. Just have the kids kick the ball around for an hour and go home. No goal, no goal keeper. No winners, no losers.

    Stupid idiot!
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    Oh Canada, where if you`re a big winner you`re a big loser
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    jondegi Female 18-29
    188 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    Wow this is ridiculous.

    Sigh. At least it`s just Ottawa doing this, and not the whole of Canada.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36850 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    This is the Americanization of Canada

    We will take over the world through laziness!
    mwaahahahahahaha
  34. Profile photo of Smileyguy1
    Smileyguy1 Male 30-39
    124 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    @jondegi
    "Sigh. At least it`s just Ottawa doing this, and not the whole of Canada."

    I`d rather say it`s isolated in Gloucester. The rest of Ottawa isn`t exactly thrilled.
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    razordragon Male 18-29
    336 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    Why do I gotta bust a load all over my face. I propose we make life uncompetitive, and just roll over for the chinese or the americans, or whoever.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    June 19, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    "Over here they`re trying to get rid of the Year 6 SATs so kids don`t get stressed - if you`re well prepared you won`t! Revise kids!"
    I get where you`re coming from but not everyone else works that way. Some kids don`t revise at all but they`re completely chilled because they don`t care about the test. Other kids revise for months and still panic because it`s the big moment they`ve been waiting for.

    OT: I can`t believe that someone, somewhere thought that this was a good idea. SOMEONE thinks that all these politically correct policies make sense. We must find him/her and put them to justice.
  37. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    Wake Up, They`ve been over coddling kids for 2 generations now. It started with `Saftey seats` and `bike helmets`, Got worse since then. Not only do the precious snowflakes have to have their bodies wrapped in bubble wrap, Now their feelings can`t get hurt either. We`re raising a bunch of emotionally crippled, spoiled, unprepared for life, weaklings. It`s ridiculous.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    Razordragon is right. just lay down for americans

    }-)
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    Oster Male 40-49
    104 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    Cale says paying registration fees "does not give a parent the right to insult or belittle the organization."

    Yeah. The right to belittle or insult an organisation is a given right.

    I can`t say I object to the rule on the whole, however. After 5 points up, the game is all but decided. Why play after that? Maybe the five point limit keeps the hope alive to turn the game around?

    Not sure if automatic loss is the way to go; perhaps a five point lead limitation, meaning goals that would push over five are not counted.
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    chillimac Male 18-29
    438 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    this just proves what ive been saying all along about canada.
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    MEZA Male 18-29
    333 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    Haha it`s like that for pee wee football in California. Except you don`t lose, the coach just gets in trouble. What pussy filth Canada.
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    lllBorislll Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    We`ll drat ya up in hockey though :)
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    Kryptonite Male 18-29
    89 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    Doesn`t change the fact that hockey spelled backwards is Canada.
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    That`s retarded. How about schools stop giving A grades because they might make the C students feel bad? One of the stupider things I`ve seen today ugh.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    Yep. That`s soccer.
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    wertfoo Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    The header of this post makes it clear that the writer has never heard of mma or George St.Pierre.
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    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm
    so CrakrJak your saying we shouldn`t have kids in car seats and bicycle helmets? i mean i think the younger generation is coddled too, but i don`t want to see them splattered on the road either.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33126 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    vv Thanks @froggyhead, looks like those `troublesome parents` finally got through to the lunk-heads who made up that rule.
    Too late though, I`m scarred for life just knowing such stupidity exists in my country!
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    DeeCache Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    Soccer sucks anyway.
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    You know what I say? I say drat it all. A kid needs to lost, be ostracized and picked on.

    Builds character.

    (I`m channeling Calvin`s Dad btw.)
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    DertMerchant Male 18-29
    310 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    It is worth noting that 99 percent of Canucks aren`t interested in football. Case in point: the 2010 olympics.
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    wellsy57 Male 50-59
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    June 19, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    @CrakrJak I agree with your aim. But you`re still a real CrakrJak.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    That`s ridiculous. If they don`t want children to play competitive sports, they should just stop all support for them. Making players play in the wrong positions...kick with their wrong foot...and then the "win too much and you lose" thing...idiocy.

    It`s also more insulting and damaging to the losing team. It`s better to honestly lose badly than to be overtly patronised by having the better team stupidly handicapped and still better than your bunch of useless bumblers. It`s like playing against someone who beats you with their hands in their pockets and one eye closed, just to rub it in how much better than you they are.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    Ha ha ha!
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    madest Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    What did you expect from the country who`s national flag is the flag of surrender hiding behind a maple leaf?
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    Smileyguy1 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    @madest

    Come back when you have a better insult.
  57. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 5:39 pm
    CarJack, I take it that you remember a time when kids had Jarts...

    You have to realize that the time of Jarts replaced a time when it was perfectly normal for a 12-year-old to receive a .22 for Christmas or birthday
    which replaced a time when a person could have a marriage and family at 14
    which replaced a time when a person might work in a coal mine at 11.

    About the subject, seems to me that it`s a matter of finding a balance for even matches. As tough as it is to score in soccer, if a team scores more than 2 runaway games, I think they should be temp-shifted from one class to the next and if a team that was previously up-shifted is shutout consecutively, they should be shifted back.

    Seems a little overzealous to prevent kids from playing at their peak.
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    zombieland Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    will never win anything.....2010? winter Olympics? team Canada?

    yea suck on that
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    vfr4 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 5:53 pm
    Damn, all we have now are our abundant natural resources, nice climate and the benefits of a centralist government; but yeah, the mercy rule is a tad ridiculous.
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    actually the ruling by the league has been repealed already
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    And Cody `jarts` have made a come back of sorts, with a re-brand and no deadly dart parts. Tho when I was growing up they were called `lawn darts`.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 6:33 pm
    Wake Up, They`ve been over coddling kids for 2 generations now. It started with `Saftey seats` and `bike helmets`...
    I know, right? Imagine putting babies and infants toddlers in specially designed car seats. Madness I tell you, madness!
  63. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    Yeah, I was just teasing CrakrJak. Where I came up, we had actual steel lawn darts, bee-bee guns and there was one set of brothers that had taken apart a chainsaw, gotten some welding and turned a Schwinn Lemon Peeler into a gas powered bike.

    What he was talking about seemed start about 1976 so.
    A mother, I think from Detroit, with a toddler and an infant bought a toy that went with the show "Johnny Socko and His Giant Robot" which had spring-loaded projectiles (first gen red plastic and second gen, yellow, I had one of each.)
    She left the two kids to play "attacking giant baby monster" coming back to an infant that had choked on a finger missile.

    Instead of being jailed for negligence in having purchased a toy that was marked "7 and up," she successfully sued Toys-R-Us then, went on a crusade for safer toys.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 6:53 pm
    That lead to
    -the attempted parental confiscation of all of our projectile toys (including the Jarts.)
    [email protected] "Nerf."
    -The Heimlich maneuver being all over the TV not long after.
    -The continued pussification of the American youth with helmets and crash pads for bikes then, every event.
  65. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    actually the ruling by the league has been repealed already
    If that`s the case, does that mean they`re going back to the old rule where points scored after you get a 5-point lead don`t count? I wonder how they score it, then, when one team is up by 5, they score more points that aren`t counted, and then the other team rallies a beats them by one?
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    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 9:39 pm
    Whatever happened to healthy competition?
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    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    The scoring system really isn`t the problem here. It`s the actions of the parents which are indirectly teaching kids that they are "entitled" to something even though they didn`t earn it. "Hey, are you losing by more than 5 points? Well, that means you win now!"

    Life is inherently a competition. If you don`t realize it sooner, you`re going to be in a world of hurt later.
  68. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 11:52 pm
    CodeJockey: Yes, I owned lawn darts loved that game. What I`m getting at is the lack of common sense and co-opting of parental supervision and responsibility nowadays.

    davymid: There were child car seats and bike helmets before there were laws mandating them, But they didn`t sell. So, the government decided to mandate parental responsibility with laws instead of convincing them voluntarily to be responsible for their children. It`s just another brick in the walls of the `Nanny State`.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 12:39 am
    "Way to prepare kids for the real world. Because as an adult if I am extremely successful, I`m an abject loser by default right?"

    That`s the best way to prepare kids to live in a socialist society.

    If you win, you lose. Now give us all your sheet!
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2010 at 12:47 am
    @crakrjak and davymid:

    Carseats are a good thing. I use them, not because it is law, but because it is safe.

    It`s about the same as seatbelt laws. I shouldn`t be forced to do something that should be common sense. If you are stupid enough to NOT do the right thing, and click it, then natural selection will weed you out.

    If you are stupid enough to let your kid lay in the rear dash (like I did back in the 70`s when I was little lol) and he gets mashed, then live with the scar in your soul, and blow your head off. You were an idiot anyway.

    I don`t feel like using my tax dollars to implement programs to tell idiots to do something they should do out of instinct.
  71. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2010 at 1:23 am
    davymid: There were child car seats and bike helmets before there were laws mandating them, But they didn`t sell. So, the government decided to mandate parental responsibility with laws instead of convincing them voluntarily to be responsible for their children. It`s just another brick in the walls of the `Nanny State`.
    Crakr, I`m doing my damndest not to be insulting, I really am. I asked you before if you were a parent of a child and you refused to answer, which is your prerogative, and fair enough. You don`t have to answer my questions any more than I am forced to answer yours, and that`s all healthy in my opinion. I have no idea if you have children. I suspect you do not, but feel free to counter.

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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 1:23 am
    Here`s my take on it. F*ck this *nanny state* bullsh*t, there are many irresponsible parent out there who would happily stick their 1-year old child crawling unfettered about the back seat while dad hurtles down the freeway at 75mph. What if an accident happens? Might not be your fault, but try telling that to your kid with his prosthetic legs.

    As an Adult, you have the choice whether to wear a seatbelt or not. Your limbs, your mobility, you do your thing. But for a child, he or she has no such choice. That child is relying on its parents to decide what is best for them. Hell, they probably don`t want to go to school. But at a certain point you have to say "This is how this is going to work. Get in your seat kid, and strap in.".

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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 1:24 am
    Crakr, I respectfully suggest that your extreme right-wing teabagging politics, in combination with your evangelical Christian values (homosexuality is a disease/addiction, Noah`s flood was real, global warming is lie etc etc) have clouded your otherwise excellent judgement.

    I know there`s always the individual exception, you`re obviously an intelligent guy. But there comes a point where people have to be told what`s good for them.

    In other news, I think this Candadian initiative is retarded. Teaching kids to handle success is the easiest job in the world. Teaching them how to handle failures is hard. It happens, kids. I myself had many failures in my life, and now I`m in a good place.

    Let`s nurture our kids, but let`s also equip them with the life tools to deal with it when they fail.
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    sonikku Male 18-29
    350 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 2:20 am
    davymid: nah, that`s just natural selection. a parent who somehow manages to kill his own kid is a retard. his genes won`t reproduce. that`s how it is in nature, retard genes get out of the gene pool, the rest stays in. but the laws help more and more retards stay alive and thus the government has to make more and more stupid laws that help them stay alive, because it`s gone too far and you apparently can`t let 100 million people kill themselves.

    oh, and totally OT: neither you, CrakrJak nor me have any sufficient data about global temperatures. the only thing we know is that some guys who`s livelihood, fame, and credit depend solely on the existence of global warming (i.e. IPCC) tell us that global warming exists.
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 3:29 am
    That`s ridiculous because any team that could win by that much, will score 4 goals and then continually trip over the ball until the end of the game. In our rugby league if it reached a points difference of 50 points, the game was ended, so in one half when we went 45 points up, our coach told us to drop the ball, or knock it on whenever we got up to their 10 yard line. We smashed them for the entire game, and won 48-0.
  76. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 4:13 am
    Davy: But there comes a point where people have to be told what`s good for them.

    Are you going to tell them in person ? I don`t think so.

    You want an already overworked police force, or teacher, or other government worker to do that for you.

    The state is a poor replacement for good parents.
    We are subsidizing stupidity, Taking away freedoms we`ll never get back, and turning our kids into overprotected spoiled emotionally crippled idiots.

    So what are we really teaching here ? Never take a risk, Never do anything that could be dangerous, Always be safe no matter what ?

    That`s a miserable world I never want to live in.
  77. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 4:28 am
    davymid: Crakr, I respectfully suggest that your extreme right-wing teabagging politics, in combination with your evangelical Christian values (homosexuality is a disease/addiction, Noah`s flood was real, global warming is lie etc etc) have clouded your otherwise excellent judgement.

    That was neither a respectful or accurate description of me. I`m not `extreme right-wing`. `Teabagging`,Really ?, That`s a sexual term used to insult `Tea Party Patriots`. I`m not evangelical, Can`t say I`ve ever `Evangelized`. Even some famous geologists and historians believe a large flood was possible (Perhaps when the Gibraltar gap opened and flooded the Mediterranean). And lastly, Global warming. I`ve given a lot of scientific evidence of it`s fallacy. There never was a consensus of scientists on it, Only a few dozen who`s lively hood was dependent on it`s research.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 5:01 am
    EVERYONE KNOWS IT`S..... CRAKRJACK!!!!
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    madest Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 5:07 am
    ...Can`t say I`ve ever `Evangelized`.
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    Do you ever read your posts? And the consensus is that global warming is real. You believe in an invisible man in the sky that you can pray to in order to make things better. How about getting to work on that. Pray to plug that oil leak. Only 10more months until you can reminisce about how the leak wasn`t so bad, Mr. Scientist.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 5:56 am
    madest: You believe in an invisible man in the sky that you can pray to in order to make things better.

    First off, That`s a bad way to pray.

    Matthew 6: 7&8 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
    Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

    In other words, Don`t repeatedly pray for `things` from God, He already knows what you need before you need it.

    God didn`t cause the leak, He`s not going to stop it. Praying for him to do so is praying in vain and insults God.

    Let`s instead pray for the people that have been affected by the explosion and leak, And those trying to stop it and clean it up.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 6:06 am
    madest: Btw, I`d bet you and most others have completely forgotten about the Haiti earthquake already. Remember Eyjafjallajokull ?

    Modern attention spans are very myopic. Unseen future events will eventually occur that`ll remove the spill from recent memory. That`s is what I meant earlier and it`s inevitable.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 7:16 am
    CrakrJak, how is wanting to deny two consenting adults happiness not extreme right wing?
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    Lord_Jereth Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 7:48 am
    @CrakrJak

    "God didn`t cause the leak, He`s not going to stop it. Praying for him to do so is praying in vain and insults God."

    How very convenient.

    But then, as we all know, "god" answer`s prayer in one of three ways: "yes," "no" or "maybe." The same can be said of praying to a can of peaches, the old oak tree out back or grandpa`s collection of used condoms left over from WWII. The result is the same: "yes," "no" or "maybe."

    Also, why pray at all? If "god" has a divine plan and he always sticks to that divine plan, who are you to change it? What if what you want isn`t part of the divine plan? Do you think he`s going to change it just for you?

    "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
    Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
    Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
    Is he neither ab
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    Lord_Jereth Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 7:49 am
    "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
    Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
    Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
    Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

    8-) LJ
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    -acceptance- Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 9:20 am
    The god´s ways are... boring...
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2010 at 10:59 am
    And lastly, Global warming. I`ve given a lot of scientific evidence of it`s fallacy. There never was a consensus of scientists on it, Only a few dozen who`s lively hood was dependent on it`s research.
    Sigh. How did we get from Canadian kids soccer to Global Warming? That`s IAB for ya. Anyways, to address the point...

    "A few dozen" you say? You know that the IPCC report on climate change was written by 620 scientists from 40 countries, right? Well, bad example, they`re obviously a bunch of liars.

    Or how about the the 92% of climatologists globally who agree that climate change is real, and man-made? No, that doesn`t work either. Halfwits, all suckling on the government teat.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2010 at 10:59 am
    Or how about the international consensus from respected science academies that have issued joint declarations confirming anthropogenic global warming, including but not limited to Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, the Royal Society of Canada, same of the Carribean, China, Institut de France, Ghana, Leopoldina of Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Accademia Nazionale Delle Scienze of Italy, India, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Royal Society of New Zealand, Russian Academy of Sciences, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, The Royal Society of the United Kingdom, The National Research Council of the US (did you catch that one?), Zambia and Zimbabwe.

    I`m no mathematician, but I`d say that`s more than "a few dozen".
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 11:10 am
    WTF did you people do??!! You broke the [email protected] topic didn`t you?

    Dammit! [email protected] humans! Look at this mess! There`s a religious and a global warming argument all over the parental philosophy!

    Who`s is going to clean up this mess?!
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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 11:41 am
    I-A-Bers STOP THESE LONG ASS POSTS
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    OrangeSun Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    I go to school in canada and they do this kinda "lets not make anyone feel like a loser" stuff wayyy to much! when i went to school in usa for a year it was so much better because you didnt have losers bringing all the teams/clubs down.
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    bucksteeth Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    god damn hosers
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    He, CodeJockey, I literally lolled. Thanks for bringing it back to funnies! Kudos.
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    Computron Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    Still bored.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    Davymid: IPCC Insider admits there never was consensus
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    LJ: Jesus himself addressed this.
    Matthew 13:24–30
    “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    continued...

    God will destroy evil just as He has said in numerous places, but it will happen at the time appointed by God, not on the timing or desires of humanity.

    The Epicureans tried to force upon God (If God doesn’t do it now, then He can’t exist). God is not subject to man, but man to God.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 5:54 pm
    That was, admittedly, a rather boring article.

    This is stupid. Its clearly not fair to the better team. It is a ridiculous rule and whoever supports it should be banned from Soccer in all its forms.
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    Luv2Snowbord Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm
    Purposely score on your own team 6 times, GREAT SUCCESS
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    We don`t win cups, just gold medals...lots of gold medals XD
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 11:04 pm
    ...in the WINTER Olympics. The games that nobody watches.
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    esopillar34 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 11:10 pm
    Probably mentioned before this thread turned into... whatever this is, but couldn`t a team down by 4 or so just score on themselves accidentally to get a win?
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 2:44 am
    Lol, auburnjunky it totally must be a cultural thing. I don`t think I`ve ever watched any of the summer Olympics in my life!!
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 2:57 am
    Anyway, the be fair there are a lot more events for the Summer Olympics!

    Nevermatter though, we`re Canadian. We`ll take the teasing with good humor!

    It`s definitely pretty silly! Instead of coddling these kids when they get their asses kicked Slovakian style (OH SNAP) you should take them out for pizza and let them know that as long as they had fun and tried their damnedest then that`s what the games about. They`ll keep working and get better....right?...Right?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    June 21, 2010 at 5:41 am
    Dammit! [email protected] humans! Look at this mess! There`s a religious and a global warming argument all over the parental philosophy!
    LOLZ! Thanks CodeJockey! I was going to complain that davymid got `global warming all over MY nice clean Canadain thread!` but you did it better :)

    You got AGW on my Religion!
    You got RELIGION on my agw!!!
    mmmmm, yummy!
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    Lord_Jereth Male 40-49
    725 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 5:57 am
    CrakrJak,

    Ah, yes, typical xtian tactics: first, deflection. I spoke to you using logic and you return with parables. Interesting. Next, denial. You either do not understand the Epicurian Riddle or simply can`t refute it. In either case, simply duck the logic in order to deny its validity.

    "The Epicureans tried to force upon God (If God doesn’t do it now, then He can’t exist). God is not subject to man, but man to God."

    Epicurus never built a temporal condition into the argument. If something doesn`t get done, either in the past, the present or the future, it simply does not get done. You are the one who put in the temporal condition. Denial by misdirection will not work, here.

    I also found it interesting that a: you didn`t even attempt to refute my argument about prayer, and that b: you`ve been wearing a Dudeism avatar for as long as I`ve seen you posting in these forums. In both cases, I wonder why that is.

    LJ
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    boNeymiZz Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 7:39 am
    decriminalized weed > America
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    June 21, 2010 at 9:32 am
    We need a global warming and religious link post ASAP...
    You guys (debating this) are off topic and are obviously jone-sing for a flame war.
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    ToughCanuck Male 18-29
    1 post
    June 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    Why don`t you come up here and call one of us a pussy? Count on one hand how many teeth you`ll be leaving with.
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    Psh, in JR high, we took our 6-man team and decimated other schools that had 16-man teams. I think this new law was to curb people as awesome as us.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 6:08 pm
    LJL Yes, I answered your question with a quote from Jesus. It`s a relevant parable to the question. God has his own timing, That timing is appointed by God and humans have no influence on it.

    What the parable basically says is don`t uproot the wheat with the weeds, It destroys the wheat before harvest time. Wait till harvest time then sort it all out. That is God`s plan in a nutshell.

    Yes he could stop all evil right now, But that would cause a lot of hurt and pain for the people and world that remains. God will sort out the evil from the good on judgment day.

    That`s not a sidestep, That`s the answer. The epicureans tried to `materialize` God, But their argument fails because God is spiritual not materialistic.

    The job of defeating evil has yet to come, But it is coming just not at man`s direction or timing.
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    CitizenXt99 Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 11:59 pm
    How the hell did religion come up in these posts?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 22, 2010 at 12:24 am
    CitizenXt99: The mere mention of Canada does that to some people.

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