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Messages - Reginald Ret (07/05/1983 - 06/11/2014)

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I still keep hoping the conspiracy theory I came up with catches on: the fluoride in the water powers the batteries in the transmitters in your fillings. I introduced a few places a while back, intending to see firsthand how these things spread. Sadly, it never caught on.

Let us know how it goes with your case study. Errr. Cubemate.
Won't work: Requires the understanding that transmitters need power to operate. Understanding not present in subjects.

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Yo Pent, genes and biotech
« on: December 05, 2014, 08:18:09 pm »
Twid, I love your explanations, I think we could work together on a kids guide to biochemistry if I ever get my act/shit/mind together.

P3nt, I love your questions, you ask questions I wouldn't think existed yet when you do they make a lot of sense.

Propaganda Depository / Re: PD in Greek?
« on: December 05, 2014, 08:03:57 pm »

I've translated Chao te Ching in Greek, you can find all the chapters here. I've also translated various bits and pieces from our Bible, as well as whatever catches my fancy from Erisianism in general -- it's all contained in my 'discordianism' tag, here. Feel free to use/abuse them.

I love this!
This is very cool!

Thanks, Nigel.  I've definitely got enough, now.

In other news, I've got a nasty cold, so I'm in bed watching Kung Fu flicks on Netflix, and eating noodles in dashi with the last of the turkey.

So, I feel like crap, but my surroundings are awesome.

Hilarious reviews!
Several other children left what looked like gingerbread man indentations in the siding of our home. It was terrifying.

You do not need a formal system of higher learning to be a 'student'. It certainly helps, but it is not necessary.
:argh!: Fuck you and your 'logic'!

Hmmm, yeah, you could be on to something. Is this a spectrum, maybe? Do the complacent fall in the middle? Strong enough to bear it without whining but hardly strong enough to do anything about it?
The complacent fall at the worst extreme.
They can actually do something about it, but they choose not to.
That makes them less than people, that makes them humans.

Well said.

I have no idea how I'm going to say this without coming off as more right than hitler. This post is probably a very bad idea but, fuck it, I'ma stick my cock in the grinder and see what happens

So what I want to talk about is weak v's strong. Why do the strong survive? Why do the weak get shit on? The answer to this is simple. Firstly the strong survive because no one can fucking stop them. That's pretty much it. There's no mysterious force at play here, no divine fuckery stacking the deck. If you're strong enough to deal you deal. Conversely, the weak get shit on because they can't do anything to stop it and there isn't always a benevolent strong person nearby to hold their little handie. Sucks to be weak, I guess.

There's always someone bigger than you. You can't be the strongest but there's always someone weaker than you too. You don't have to be able to outrun the lion, just the fat guy next you. Truth be told you don't even have to run, the lion will go around you to get to fatty, just so long as you look like you'll make his lunch a bit harder to come by. Strength can be a deterrent, just as weakness can be an invitation.

Strength comes in many forms. There's physical strength, mental strength, emotional strength. There's probably another couple of basic types of strength that I haven't noticed or thought about and then there's subsets and amalgamations of these. Strength is a complicated business. Weakness is equally complex. Someone physically strong may be an emotional and intellectual cabbage. Stephen Hawking may be physically useless with a mind and a strength of character that could cut diamond.

As a race we tend to admire strength, albeit begrudgingly, with a dash of jealous in a lot of cases. No one, tho, to the best of my knowledge, admires weakness. Collectively however, we seem to do a fuckload to encourage it. Why is this? Why aren't the strong yelling at the weak - "stop being a fucking maggot and sort yourself out"?

You see strong aint necessarily something that you just get handed at birth. I've heard a lot about "privilege" on this board lately. Well let me tell you about privilege. Sure you might be born lucky, rich family, silver spoon and all the trimmings but that isn't the only way to gain privilege. Not by a long shot. Privilege can be earned. Privilege can be fought for. Privilege can be fucking taken.

Speaking as someone who used to be weak, I can attest to the fact that strength and privilege are things you can gain. Things you can change in yourself.

"But it's not as simple as that. It's really hard. I'm not the kind of person who can do that"

If I've heard this shit once, I've heard it a million times. It's something that is said exclusively by weak people and, every time I hear it, I just want to punch them in the face. Be careful with that shit, cos I've got the muscle to follow through on that.

1) It is as simple as that

2) It's probably even harder than you think it is - when did I say it was easy?

3) You become the kind of person who can do it only after you get off your lazy weak ass and get the fucking thing done

Strong people complain in a slightly different manner - "This is doing my fucking head in. I will not be beaten. I don't give a fuck how long it takes, I'm not leaving here until I've kicked it's ass"

So here's the deal. Fuck the weak. I can't help feeling sorry for them but, at the end of the day, the only one that can do anything about their situation is themselves. That might not be strictly true, strong people can help but why should they bother if the weak aint going to? Weak is lazy that way. Weak is self defeating. Weak is whining about it "not being fair" and insisting that the solution is the whole world changes.

I used to be that person. Somewhere along the line I figured out that, regardless about how loudly I whined like a bitch, I couldn't change the world. I did manage to change myself, tho and you know what? From a position of privilege, the world aint all that bad the way it is. It's the weak who are having a tough time of it.

Fuck 'em!
Having only read the OP I will state that I have no faith in the strength of one who spells though without the second half of that word.
Other than that, I don't care about this subject. Be nice to those weaker than you or I will be not nice.

Do points #1 and #2 together mean that funding education is actually a bad idea? Or am I reading this wrong?
What makes you think education increases efficiency? Efficiency comes from obedience, obedience comes from trust, trust comes from ignorance.

Awww i was kinda having fun with that line of reasoning. :(
Another (weak) argument: Students tend to be rebellious. Without universities there are no students.

I have many things to say about this subject but i detect in myself an inability to be precise(or nice) at this moment in time.
I will therefore simply state that I think the definition of intelligence could use some more consideration.

You obviously didn't read the thread, or maybe your reading comprehension skills are deficient.  :lulz: Probably the latter.

P.S. go fuck yourself.
I read the thread, therefore I lack the reading comprehension skills.
This does not really surprise me.

I think it is highly likely that I am one of those nerds you talk about here, it fits my self esteem so I won't argue.

For a slightly more in-depth response:
but it seems to me that fact-checking and critical thinking are key elements of intelligence. They are definitely key elements of science.
I agree with the bolded part.
I have heard too many people talk about intelligence in ways that make me think they each have their own personal definition. Science, at least, has a clearer definition.

Your hostility is understandable considering my recent behaviour.

I don't think this thread was specifically about me, but if it was: That was an excellently executed attack.

Many interesting points in this thread.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Most Wanted, #5 of ?
« on: November 30, 2014, 11:45:17 pm »
Oh my god... I never made the connection before.


Milady, you are on a roll today.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Most Wanted, #1 of ?
« on: November 30, 2014, 11:44:03 pm »
I like you biology angle.
Also, that fucking news thingy with the mousepointer got me fooled. Again.

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