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Ruud van Nistelrooy

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  1. Taking away world poverty is a tricky situation. Indeed, if the aim is to give the average african the life of an average american, it could just lead to more pollution and may just be a massive expansion on our current problems. You can spread the resources around all you want but the pollution is still there. If the poverty stricken countries develop rapidly, their governments will face massive population growth, the needs to provide housing, electricity, health care etc... expands. With increasing employment comes increasing standard of living. Thats why westerners are polluting the world -our standard of living is generally much higher, we require cars, and we require power, and we also require recreation and lavish furnishings - all these things contribute to the buggering up of our world. Why are rainforests being cut down? The produce things for us, or to provide housing for the poor, or to farm cattle - what for, us. If every c ountry in the world had the economy of western countries, no doubt the entire world would be in an even bigger state.

    Imagine if every person in India had a car, oil reserves would probably run out 3 times as fast, pollution would increase very dramtically. Then we'd all be fucked

    Its easy to say ''The world would be a better place if there was no poverty'', but there could be massive consequences if the entire world lived above the poverty line. I agree that people need to be taken out of poverty, but it should be a very gradual process rather than an immediate thing.

  2. </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (DarkLight @ Aug. 27 2002,23:20)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Hehe, i don't play games like that smile.gif

    You are right, but lots of countries don't have stuff like that, water will be rather expensive i think...

    Bad stuff will happen to earth too, even now we can see what happens because of all our factories and cars.  (the floods, i mean).

    This'll get worse and worse, many things'll be destroyed.

    I still believe that water will be precious smile.gif<span id='postcolor'>

    Well it goes without saying that the world is gonna seriously naffed up in the 21st because of global warming, but i'd assume we be prepared for the water crisis, and we'll probably be facing bigger problems like mosquito migrations, hurricanes, dinosaurs and big brother 3

  3. </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (DarkLight @ Aug. 27 2002,23:11)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Hmmm i wouldn't trust on that.

    Do you think the water that covers 2/3 of our earth is drinkable?

    Water is gonna be the most important thing, you need water for everything, you can use dirty water for machines and stuff like that but you need healthy water to drink.

    There'll be a lot of trouble getting water that is drinkable...  confused.gif<span id='postcolor'>

    Yes, and to make all that water drinkable we have desalinisation plants that filter out the impurities and make it usable

    have you never played sim city?  biggrin.gif

  4. </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Albert Schweizer @ Aug. 27 2002,23:06)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">To improve the "water" problem! Cause water will be the oil of the 21st century.<span id='postcolor'>

    I'm pretty sure water will be in large supply in the 21st (since the world will be covered in more of it and we have discovered that whole desalinisation thingy)

  5. WW2 probably, it changed the world in so many ways for better and worse. A-bombs came out of that conflict but i reckon they aren't a stupendously bad thing in history, then all the additional technology - rockets, mass production, engineering, medical science etc... Then theres all the heroism, acts of good will, and the resultant alliances that have made the world a safer place, for yanks and europeans at least anyway. I also like the fact the church was exposed as the terrible dictatorship of exploitation and betrayal that it has always been. And of course a lot of football rivalries have been spawned by WW2. Its also an incredibly interesting thing to study, imho the only interesting thing they taught in history

  6. </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (denoir @ Aug. 27 2002,14:23)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE"></span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Ruud van Nistelrooy @ Aug. 27 2002,14<!--emo&wow.gif)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">For my Geography coursework i have to write about the impact Football and Rugby have on International migration, and i have to put down loads of stuff about colonies and the links that are evident in football today from the days colonisation.<span id='postcolor'>

    I think you might have meant: the impact that international migration has had on football and rugby.<span id='postcolor'>

    Thats part of the coursework i think, but the actual question was -

    The development of the global sports industry has led to a complex pattern of international migration. With referance to two contrasting sports, explain.

    Its all about the transfer market and the factors that affect it (that lead to complex patterns of migration)

    Thanks for the lists ppl  smile.gif

  7. For my Geography coursework i have to write about the impact Football and Rugby have on International migration, and i have to put down loads of stuff about colonies and the links that are evident in football today from the days colonisation.

    Obvious ones are France and senegal, Portugal and Brazil, but the more obscure ones i have no idea about. I would've assumed all of South America except from Brazil were all Spanish, but then i found out the Dutch were in Surinam and stuff, and most of Africa is a blank to me.

    Can someone say which African and South American countries were colonised by a European country? My internet searches last night didn't produce many helpful results

  8. I wake up at 7am, lie in bed until 8.30, get up, chuck some clothes on, brush my teeth, and walk down to school, where i stay until 3:35. During my time in school i have A-Level IT, Business and Geography, i like to flirt with girl who i fancy, argue with the year 9 teenyboppers about why hip hop sucks ass, a read all the newspapers for football stories. then i go up to the boarding lodge, put on some music, and chill out, sometimes i'll have a game of champ manager smile.gif all of this until friday when i go home and do absolutly naff all

  9. I know this guy who has a snazzy computer like you guys have (although snazzy as in 4 months ago snazzy) with a water cooling system and he says he wishes he never got it, he keeps his computers in this little custom built cupboard, and he presses these buttons like a little remote control to open the cd drive and stuff, it was in there for about 3 months and he was gonna upgrade, so he took it out and there was mould and stuff everywhere and it turns out the water cooling system had conked out ages ago because he didn't maintain it and mould was clogging up the device. Nice. He didn't bother getting it replaced because even though it had naffed up ages ago he didn't notice much difference and spent the few hundred euro's on games instead.

  10. </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Rob @ Aug. 26 2002,20:29)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Some day, just someday, the government will create headsets that will detect enemy and friendlies through walls etc and im sure then that they wont fuck up.<span id='postcolor'>

    Governments say how things won't fuck up all the time and they still fuck up

  11. </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Rob @ Aug. 26 2002,18:38)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Im seriously not happy. Just because i have moved to california i have to start a week before most people.

    Going from one country to another is a big step and very freaky. Sure i love living here in cali compared to England but its very nervraking.

    When do you guys start?<span id='postcolor'>

    September 3rd sad.gif i have to board again until i get my drivers license and a car. Only got 3 courses instead of 4 now, so i'll have a bit more spare time.

    gonna miss the summer holidays though sad.gif

  12. NATO forces are making all those visual displays with all the snazzy technology that among other things classifies hostile, friendly and neutral's. We'll probably rely on this technology too much and when it fucks up, we'll be killing our own troops all the time probably

  13. I've got an Athlon in my Computer and my dad has a P4 is his and the rest is more or less the same - no noticable difference in anything relevant. (and both systems cost the same with a geforce 3 (although mine now has a geforce4 biggrin.gif)

    I agree with destroyer that there is no difference, apart maybe from a frame or two in half life, which makes absolutly no difference to the game whatsoever.

  14. </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (nordin dk @ Aug. 25 2002,11:38)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Would satchels be set off by the crash?<span id='postcolor'>

    well whatever is easier and convenient to do biggrin.gif

  15. I'm fairly sure the US government would be willing to expend a writer or two and some paper to write tons of shite to mislead all the conspiracy theorists right off track into a world of total bollox. I mean, it's always been inevitable some stuff would have to be released by them, so0 it'd make sense for them to release loads of tosh instead of relevant stuff such as how the m&m men were created and the deadly secret of tic tacs.

    Thats my conspiracy theory anyway - all the evidence that conspiracy theorists have is controled by the respective governments to hide the terrible truth about stuff.

  16. I wouldn't mind a film which sacrifices a good plot for a lot of cool, realistic fighting (no chuck norris films here). Of course, Yanks vs Ruskies, m-16's vs AK's, abrams vs T-80, Hind vs Cobra, bmp vs m113 .... it'd be pretty good since most cold war films are just politicians worrying about nukes

  17. </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Tex [uSMC] @ Aug. 24 2002,20:11)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">At this point, I cant see any game released or in development taking OFP's place as my favorite game (with the possible exception of LOMAC, but thats a ways off), and every time I play Americas Army and BF1942, I cant help but be disgusted how much better OFP is than those 2 games. I cant even play AA for more than 30 minutes at a time, and BF1942 for maybe 10 minutes before I say 'Fuckit!' and leave.

    But if anyone sees a potential OFP-killer out there, please sound off. I just wont be surprised if OFP ends up being better than it lol.<span id='postcolor'>

    Planetside and Breed  biggrin.gif I think both will be about the same as opf (only less realism, but similar concept) but look great regardless and have some nice looking vehicles and weapons.

  18. imho its a case of technology, despite being pretty flash, being incapable of being relied upon to do EVERYTHING. Maybe a lack of communication between coalition forces as well.

    Its like why women are better drivers - there are WAAAAAY mnore male drivers willing to dirve on motorways and in hazardous conditions, the US have WAAAAAAAY more pilots willing to fire off ordnance as well as waaaay more responsibility etc...

  19. </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Tex [uSMC] @ Aug. 24 2002,11:08)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Thatd be a Hellfire fired from a Predator UAV.

    The Tomahawk is a ship/sub launched cruise missile that can carry either conventional or nuclear warheads. And I suppose anything that can make the program cheaper would be great, and the idea of retargeting them while in midflight is just plain sweeeeeeet. And Ruud, yer avatar is dancing along to Jimi also... this is freaky. Im gonna go to bed, peace<span id='postcolor'>

    Wasn't a hellfire, its a brand spanking new missle that isn't in production even. It uses all kinds of photo's of the target and goes about searching for it or something. And it wasn't a predator, it was that new stealth unmanned thingy that it was made for