Online:1 Week Ago Name:Vlad Baculum
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Ideology:Anarchist Education:High School
Party:Not Saying Ethnicity:White
Relationship:Married Income:$75,000 to $100,000
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Looking:Friendship Religion:Pastafarian
About Me:I'm a computer programmer with an interest in philosophy (specifically ethics), religion and nutrition. I'm an avid advocate of animal rights and stopped using all animal products since 2006 and have been a vegetarian since 1990. I have a wife and a 3 year-old son. I'm currently studying economics and artificial intelligence.
Activities:Programming (when I can find the time), guitar playing (nothing too fancy, mostly just punk riffs), weight lifting. I read mostly non-fiction: old philosophers and contemporary social/political commentaries.
Beliefs:Religion can and should be destroyed. Some moral statements are truthful statements about reality (moral realism). This truthfulness is derived from reason. Veganism should be the moral baseline of our nonhuman animal ethics. Routine infant genital mutilation (circumcision, clitoridectomy) is a relic of medieval barbarism and should be criminalized world-wide. Though full-blown anarchism may be premature, individuals should reduce their dependency on government service (streets, welfare) and other hierarchical, authoritarian structures (such as hierarchical corporate structures) in an effort to undermined their legitimacy and bring about their demise.
Books:Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Orwell, Dawkins, Melanie Joy, Peter Singer, Gary Francione, Daniel Dennet, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Jonathan Safran Foer (Eating Animal), Ayn Rand, Michael Shermer, Freakonmics, Mortimer Adler, Erich Fromm, T. Colin Campbell, Steve Gray (Free to Learn), Murry Rothbarad
Movies:Life of Brian, Search for the Holy Grail, The Meaning of Life, Brazil, Avatar, Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Team America
Music:Mainly punk and hip hop: The Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, Subhumans, Fear, Crass, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Le Tigre, Black Flag, Hans-A-Plast, Dirt, Lilliputs/Kleenex, GBH, Exploited, The Slits, Parabellum, The Middle Class, Mr. Lif, Sage Francis, Esoteric, Immortal Technique
Quotes:The question is not Can they reason?, nor Can they talk?, but Can they suffer? ~ Bentham regarding animal ethics

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. ~ Carl Sagan

"He had lived long, did some good and much harm." ~ Thomas Paine's obituary in the New York Citizen

"He who takes nature for his guide is not easily beaten out of his argument." ~ Paine

"the time has come to find a way of thinking about spirituality and ethics beyond religion altogether." ~ The Dalai Lama

"No government in the world kills its people, unless it's led by a crazy person" ~ Bashar al-Assad
Sports Teams:Skateboarding, martial arts, battle rap and weight lifting.
TV Shows:South Park, Family Guy, The Simpsons, Daily Show, Colbert, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Moral Orel, Tom Goes to the Mayor, BookTV, News Hour (PBS), Democracy Now, BBC, ReasonTv, Stefan Molyneux
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.NET is Better Than J2EE

shabirhakim
vbaculum

The Argument is that Microsoft .NET Platform is far better than J2EE...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

The U.S. regime should be held accountable for sponsoring terrorists in Syria

anonymouse
vbaculum

So I've been hearing from all the credible sources that the U.S. regime is backing terrorists in Syria. I think we are all against terrorism here, and the U.S. regime has been backing terrorism, so what kind of punishment should be inflicted upon the U.S. regime for their role in providing support to terrorists? Well, they did the same thing in Libya and got away with it. The western corporate media talks a lot about the war on terror, so here we have a regime who is obviously supporting terror....

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Updated 1 Year Ago

The need for military intervention in Syria is imperialist in objective, not humanitarian

5thInternationalist
vbaculum

I will try to argue that the main reason why the United States desires to intervene in Syria's civil war has everything to do with its long-term imperial goals rather than to defend helpless foreign people(s) being subjected to chemical weapons attack. And I will try to explain what those 'imperial goals' are. Whoever accepts this challenge will have to prove otherwise....

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Lunix distributions are safer than windows distributions.

Franciscodc
vbaculum

First, of all- Im Francisco Daniel and this is going to be my first english debate ever, so its gonna be hard to me, because my English is no that good, Thanks :). Many people say : 1. You can't get a virus on GNU/Linux OS. 2. Linux doesnt need Antivirus Software. 3. There is not Malware for Linux 4. Big companys use Linux because its safer. And many other stupid facts. Im not saying in any way that windows is safer then Linux or Linux safer than windows, im saying that Linux can...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Circumcision Should be Criminalized

vbaculum
GCT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb39r6CvhqUResolution: Circumcision should be criminalized Definitions: Circumcision: The non-consensual cutting off of a child's foreskin. Should: X 'should' be done in order for X to conform to Western law and Western moral norms. Criminalized: Rendered into a crime punishable by the government. No semantics. (Note: My opponent is not a native English speaker. Voters are asked to mark the grammar and spelling point as a tie as long as he maintains the quality...

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Updated 2 Years Ago
vbaculum
Debates:11
Lost:4
Tied:2
Won:5
Win Ratio:55.56%
Percentile:95.47%
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