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Or Kill Me / Re: Knowing we are Free
« on: July 24, 2008, 08:37:44 pm »
it used to be that when addressing a gender-unknown, you would simply use "he" and variations of it.

"his or her" is, in my opinion, just results from a bunch of whiny "but what about meeee" crap. it's a fucking pronoun. fight for wages and equality - is a pronoun really that important?

"zie/zhyr/sie/'j'/zis/etc" - not be an asshole, but... come the fuck on. i'm sorry that our language has evolved over thousands of years with certain cultural assumptions. but is fighting about a fucking pronoun really what you want to be using your energy on? if so, it's a free country (for now) so more power to you. just don't complain to me when you're blue in the face and official forms still don't have a option under gender for "other." at some point, you're going to have to accept who you are and accept that other people don't necessarily see it that way.

GASM Command / Re: POSTERGASM: Calvin Ball Edition
« on: July 19, 2008, 12:12:28 am »
damn openoffice not doing spellcheck on all-caps :|

GASM Command / Re: POSTERGASM: Calvin Ball Edition
« on: July 18, 2008, 11:15:43 pm »

GASM Command / Re: POSTERGASM: Calvin Ball Edition
« on: July 18, 2008, 05:44:23 pm »

GASM Command / Re: POSTERGASM: Calvin Ball Edition
« on: July 18, 2008, 02:45:12 pm »
very useful: hxxp://

GASM Command / Re: POSTERGASM: Calvin Ball Edition
« on: July 17, 2008, 05:58:09 pm »
no. "type B" cell phone use is "no use at all"

GASM Command / Re: POSTERGASM: Calvin Ball Edition
« on: July 17, 2008, 04:54:07 pm »

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: A thought on a few core ideas.
« on: July 17, 2008, 03:32:36 pm »
Truth. For example - how many times have you been at a lower-end department store looking for a shirt or something, and finding nothing because everything has to have some logo or advertisement or one-liner all over it? I know that happens to me quite a bit. People are generally "individuals" within an increasingly narrowing definition of what is acceptably unique.

« on: July 17, 2008, 02:18:48 pm »
the presidency isn't failed, it's right on schedule.

« on: July 17, 2008, 06:47:05 am »
you know those fucking annoying celebrity rags in the checkout lane, whose sole purpose is to keep people infatuated with the pantheon of modern-day gods and goddesses? i think i have a solution. design these, print them, and stick them in front of the magazines :P

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: A thought on a few core ideas.
« on: July 13, 2008, 04:38:59 am »
 it's like the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz - the city is green, because everyone wears green glasses. it's absurd to suggest that the city isn't really green. the evidence is right there in front of their eyes, as far as they're concerned. most people look at the world through fear-tinted glasses, and they're justified in wearing them, after all they believe the realities they subscribe to are absolute, and there are real consequences in those realities for removing your spectacles.

once you realize that there's nothing fundamentally, naturally requiring you to care about your dead-end job, it's hard to keep caring. but that doesn't stop you from wanting the material benefits that dead-end job can provide you. a lot of people get to that point and immediately turn back, because if you just up and walk away from your bullshit responsibilities, nobody will give you a line of credit to live the life you think you deserve to live.

the biggest and strongest bars in the BIP aren't what you beleive about other people or how you think the world works, they are aspirations and fantasies about where you think you're going. most of that depends on your acceptance of the daily-grind game. maybe that would translate in this metaphor to the shackles that keep you from ever getting as far as the actual bars of your cell in the first place.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: A thought on a few core ideas.
« on: July 11, 2008, 09:40:52 pm »
It's the Garbage-In-Garbage-Out effect. Most people are predictable because they live predictable lives and believe predictable things. Their world is predictable, so they behave in a way that fits that world.

The All-is-Chaos view is essentially useless on its own, since it basically negates the use of analysis and pattern-recognition. If you assume everything to be chaotic and meaningless, then you won't be able to make much sense of things.

The useful (IMHO) outlook is rather to recognize the chaos that exists in a system (or among systems) as well as the predicable nature of the systems in question. That allows you to make useful predictions and draw useful conclusions about events and circumstances, from a wider range of situations than you would have access to if you subscribed solely to a single Aneristic system. It also allows you to deal with the unexpected by making room for chaos before something unexpected happens.

i think that's the distinction between the BIP and the GSP - one is passive and the other active. it's like the difference between being a passenger and being the driver.

It is not objectively inferior, but it is ideologically opposed to Western culture. I happen to believe in Western Culture and would like to see it survive, not have to make ridiculous compromises on its principles to suit the whims of pockets of immigrants who find the existing culture and political systems of the West offensive to their backward religious sensibilities.

As for assimilation, I'm not saying "erase Islam," I'm saying reintroduce the progressive nature of Islam to the masses of the Islamic world -- make it shine again as a center for science and philosophy like it was prior to the Crusades. And we'd do it by ceasing our constant military and economic attempts to keep the entire demographic under the thumb of the West, and allowing a relationship of trust to be planted.

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