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Argoyle wrote:

Wolfie wrote:

KTC wrote:

anything for the country's 'good' automatically overrides a silly thing called morality. The ends justify the means.

 

No they don't. Any country whose leaders ignore such things as morality is worse than anarchy.

 

 

I believe KTC was playing devil's advocate there, just to show the morally corrupt's point of view.

 

Oh, that makes sense. never even thought about that. Yet, better to not take the devil's advocate view lightly since that's the whole point of it. =P

 

 

KTC: to avoid going in circles too much...

Wow, that's a lazy way of handling affairs. There's always a way to get what you want done done without ticking off the world.

 

(& I agree, The George Washington era view of stay out of our playground & we'll keep out of yours was so much better. But, who else does the big brother thing? I mean, the only one I'm aware of is Germany (& US too) trying to exploit Kosovo's natural resources. . .)

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@wolfie:

 

"Wow, that's a lazy way of handling affairs. There's always a way to get what you want done done without pissing off the world."

^ that's why CIA/FBI and probably other sectors exist lol! The whole point is to keep it hush hush so it won't anger the population if they learn what their country is really doing/allowing. (scroll down to Disbanding and end of WW2 and what Douglas MacArthur did. why is this tidbit never in US history books?)

 

as for big brother: that's what the patriot act is pretty much allowing. XD (good thing most of us are really uninteresting. )

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still lazy. =P

That info is just a means to ends that can be reached in other ways. It'd be tough but can be done. Esp. if full disclosure becomes involved with all parties.

 

 

I thought the patriot act is just internal.

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@wolfie:

 

lazy: and expensive lol.

 

patriot act is big brother for US. Though course, supporters of the act put a 'its for your own good to keep the terrorists out' spin on it.

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Doesn't anyone hold the notion that morality is relative o.O? As one who does, I agree with KTC on the notion that every country has their definitions of what is or is not acceptable, and goes according to that.

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Canta:

Exactly

 

Wolfie wrote:

 

Anyway, maybe in china (or in Aurora Tech.) honesty & integrity are considered more important than privacy & they believe that misrepresenting your gender is dishonest if you're a guy.

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Wolfie wrote:

 

Anyway, maybe in china (or in Aurora Tech.) honesty & integrity are considered more important than privacy & they believe that misrepresenting your gender is dishonest if you're a guy.

 

Ah! Also agreed :) It seems wrong to just label certain actions or regulations as immoral just because their values are different. We should understand what values are more or less important to them before passing that judgement.

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@canta: "We should understand what values are more or less important to them before passing that judgement."

 

^ or attempt to anyway to the best of our abilities since we're already indoctrinated to a certain way which will color everything. Nothing can be looked at in a completely objective way.

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@wolfie: elementary school? Try highschool senior year! (though we were watching it as a propaganda example. but my US textbook was a load of propaganda trash.)

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hehe. Yeah I actually got to see it in 6th grade b/c I was taking an ESOL course. Only thing I could think of about that thing was how much it reminded me hitler's regime except that it was sung by children.

(a concept called social proof in this case used to improve the effectiveness of the brainwashing =P )

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The transgender thing is probably BS. Most men who play as women dress their female avatars up like trashy hookers & stare at their butts/boobs whenever they're not fighting.

 

I feel sorry for gamers in China, Germany, & Australia. Their governments treat gamers like scum.

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@lika: wat? have you read anything on this thread? Particularly wolfie's example of double standards.

 

and why is the transgender thing 'bs'?

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I suppose Lika means that most of the men who play with female chars don't do so because they're transgendered [and identifying as female although they're body is male] but simply just because they like to look at their hot avatars XD

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Lika is proving my point about double standards. =P

 

 

From someone who has actually discussed this with people who play cross gender characters (and in a setting where there was no reason not to admit to liking the avatars), it's not about staring at them.

 

[earmuffs]

'sides, if you already have internet, any free search engine would get you much higher quality and variety of material

[/earmuffs]

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Ugh...what kind of a rule is this?

Thankfully, I've always had a female avatar in MMOs. :P

 

But, at point, I blame the males for this. Its because they abuse this option for bad purposes.

 

Like the reason that Lika posted. Its so true.

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@phoenixalia: why the generalization?

wolfie pointed out a very good reason why a lot of men play female characters and it has little to do with their looks.

 

Double standards are enough of an incentive to switch to the females if the female charas can get better stuff than the males, and i'm not talking about looks.

 

And as wolfie pointed out, why stare at your avvies when there's easily accessible and higher quality pictures/porn/etc. around?

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And even if the person just want to enjoy how sexy their created female avatar is, what's the problem? As long as the player doesn't harass other players [which is something that can occur regardless of the avatars' and players' genders and shouldn't be tolerated by the admins.]

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You are all so awesome! the views expressed here are all so valid and it is good to have this out in the open. I am not young, and I have seen much in the real and fantasy world. For years the ONLY characters available were male, and then some one caught on that half the world is female. Open dialogue is a way to open minds. I applaud you all!

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