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Principia Discussion / Re: Anyone Watch Colbert Tonight(6/17)?
« on: June 18, 2008, 01:42:07 pm »
he stole the story from this board tho. it's in Apple Talk somewhere.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Anyone Watch Colbert Tonight(6/17)?
« on: June 18, 2008, 04:41:25 am »
last night, he covered the story about the teacher in Florida who got fired for "Wizardry," too.

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haha!

I'm safe from this rant! I post at two 'radical' forums!

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Or Kill Me / Re: Year of the Rat #9: Assburgers for EVERYBODY!
« on: June 17, 2008, 04:18:23 am »
It isn't that there is "more" Asberger's or AD(H)D, or depression; it's that where in the past people were expected to overcome such obstacles (albeit to the detriment of many), these days we just write a script and medicate these people into "normalcy." The problem with that, though, is that the "normalcy" these people become accustomed to is not actually very healthy. First of all, it's substance-dependence. Secondly, we are not fighting the root causes of these syndromes, because to face that beast would make EVERYBODY need some fucking Prozac. We don't want to admit that our addiction to convenience and instant gratification is making us sick, physically, mentally, and culturally. We don't want to put in the effort it requires to be well-rounded, well-educated, or well-spoken.

Our entire society is fast becoming a club for non-joiners. Where we once had to depend for our very survival on the people around us, we have disconnected from ourselves and each other, and addicted ourselves to a synthesized approximation of community that is manufactured not to replace the functions of the vital social bonds our civilization is build on, but to sell us on the idea that everything Humans have spent the past 50,000 years striving for is now, magically, available at a low introductory rate and can be delivered in six to eight weeks.

It is not TV specifically that has caused this, but TV has led the charge. It symbolizes the modern institution of the One-Way Society. The myth that there is a They out there, somewhere, looking out for Us; and that we no longer need each other because we have the TV and the blessings of the Modern Age.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: what the fuck do you think about Ralf?
« on: June 16, 2008, 05:34:38 pm »
I admire the attempts to rid the US of the broken two-party system. But you can't get that done by supporting a third party. The culture in US politics is such that every third party is immediately dismissed, even if they've won small elections for local government seats. Ultimately, while democracy should be about voting for your candidate, I don't think we really have that luxury in America. More gets done by pushing the lumbering, clumsy system we have in the general direction of your beliefs, although it's still a negligible amount of progress.

But I could be wrong. I do notice that the facts don't exactly fit the assumptions being made by people on all sides of every issue. For example, lots of people claim America's on the fast track to totalitarianism, like that's anything new. The entire USA was practically under Soviet-style Marshall Law during the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln was only the 16th president and he was actively imprisoning people (and probably worse) for printing the sorts of things that even Bush just ignores.

The general trend in the USA is toward a more progressive society. Even in the face of the "War on Terror," that is borne out by the fact that the Supreme Court keeps rebuking Bush and his fascist detention policies.

Back to the elections. The simple fact is, if you vote for Nader, you're going to help McCain win. That's just how it will go. And, the next President will appoint at least TWO Supreme Court justices. If it's McCain, SCOTUS will be tipped in the Right-Wing direction for at least a generation. Even if McCain himself doesn't want to do that, he will be forced to do it because of politics.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Discordianism to Me
« on: June 16, 2008, 05:11:05 am »
It is, to me, absurd (probably rightly so) that there are actually serious discussions on the theological and ethical implications of Discordianism. I read the PD, and to me it's pretty obvious these were two wise-asses who had a few spare minutes and wrote down a bunch of unrelated crap and called it a Holy Book, for the hell of it.

There are useful bits and pieces, for sure, but I'd say that signal-to-noise ratio of the PD is no higher than that of the Bible or the Koran or a Bazooka Joe wrapper.

Discordianism, IMHO, isn't a coherent religion or philosophy, but an opportunity for people who would normally never talk to each other to find common ground they'd otherwise never know they had. The emphasis on the absurd and the contradictory as ideas and not as examples is its strong suit. Everyone has disorder in their lives, and that gives Discordianism a pool of potential recruits that includes everybody, not just those who share similar experiences or cultures.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Year of the Rat #9: Assburgers for EVERYBODY!
« on: June 16, 2008, 04:42:08 am »
A lot of these disorders are associated with physical, structural differences from 'healthy' people.  So while the current era is certainly unique, I'm not prepared to claim it is actually causing any of them.

"Physical, structural differences" are evidence that TV has so saturated our gene pool that our brains are now adapting. New generations are already being born with large cavities in their brain, "naturally" designed to be reservoirs where puddles of stupid can collect.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Haiku Game
« on: June 16, 2008, 04:23:03 am »
was this cigarette
the one that will infect me
with deadly cancer?

nt: pretending to be sad at the funeral of an asshole

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is there a recognized difference between 5th Gen groups that were formed on purpose (Al Qaeda), and those that just sort of developed on their own before being put to any actual use (Anonymous)?

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Or Kill Me / Re: short... kinda dark... about robots
« on: June 14, 2008, 04:30:56 am »
me: have you ever snarfled the garthog?
bot: how could i not have?

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Principia Discussion / Re: Frequently asked questions..
« on: June 13, 2008, 03:12:45 pm »
The question is : What - is - a - ma na ma nah ?  :|

"ma na ma nah" is a traditional Hopi response from a child, when they think that their mother is pulling their leg.
lol, no wonder we forced those people to speak english when we brought civilization to their backwards culture. their native language doesn't even make sense.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Hello, I am a Christian Discordian
« on: June 11, 2008, 05:12:54 am »
I strongly believe that you NEED to cause unrest on some level to make the world a better place. You need to shake things up. It's like a breeze trying to blow away some dust on the ground - it scrapes along. But if you should things up, raise the dust to the air - as violent as the process may seem in comparison, sure enough most of the dust will be blown away.

So you're saying that you just don't feel like you're complete if you're not constantly stirring the shit somewhere?

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Or Kill Me / Re: To Be Posted Wherever the(American) Public Lurks
« on: June 09, 2008, 05:26:32 pm »
How did I know this would devolve into a discussion on the finer points of shitty beer?

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i don't think that you're having trouble communicating. from what it looks like, people understand your position (I do, at least). They just reject it.

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I'd just like to quickly point out that the hypotheses of the OP is the very definition of cock and fail.

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