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Dare I ask what a skeleton war is?

It is not A skeleton war, its THE skeleton war. :evilmad:

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In close to home sort of news, my friend who is currently about to complete his PhD at Dartmouth had 2 buddies scheduled to be on this flight. They decided to stay an extra day in Amsterdam to smoke pot. They were part of the AIDS research team.

Not sure if irony that drugs saved their lives or...

But if they keep injecting marijuanas they will get AIDS  :eek:

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From what I've seen, voices depend upon biographical experience. But what is biographical experience after all? Family interactions, the oh-so-broad term "experiences", and yes, of course, local culture.

So, i dont know, its nice validation that the schizophrenic experience is something more than "bad biological/physiological functioning" dictating everything, other than that i dont see the value or use of this finding.

It's not exactly news, but it is confirmation that cultural attitudes shape the experience of the mentally ill, and that in the US we have a particularly harsh/negative (I might even say punitive) attitude toward mental illness. We are, after all, only about a generation away from an era when we simply locked them up in warehouse-like sanitariums where they were drugged, experimented on, and if difficult to control, chained to the wall and hosed down.

In this case, who knows, anthropological confirmation of what psychologists already know may help build that body of knowledge up to the point where it has enough weight to effect a cultural shift in how we perceive mental illness.

Ok, maybe I'm too much of a negative Sally and it is important in a "popular science" manner; after all, we have a bunch of people still thinking its demonic possession or divine punishment, et al.

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From what I've seen, voices depend upon biographical experience. But what is biographical experience after all? Family interactions, the oh-so-broad term "experiences", and yes, of course, local culture.

So, i dont know, its nice validation that the schizophrenic experience is something more than "bad biological/physiological functioning" dictating everything, other than that i dont see the value or use of this finding.

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No Harassment of members or real life threats (This ban has been immediate following severity in the past)


It's rethorical at this point, but i felt that the racist and homophobic remarks counted as harrassment towards specific members, that's why I wanted a ban on him.

And you can't tell me it's a dick move on my part because im doing the white knight "person in power helps powerless minority" because I'm a minority myself and I was simply trying to express solidarity.

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We must uphold the sanctity of Vegas style one-night stand weddings!!!

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Lecherous, might as well call me a wetback so i can get on my way.

When you insult a minority, you are disrespecting all minorities.

That's obviously true, but also a different matter. If you flip shit over the word I will use it to my advantage. Period.

Right, because words dont have meaning nor intent, they are just tools to derive reactions from others, and shame on them if they get insulted by them.

All the people who retain the moral high ground will probably agree with you, that doesn't mean your enemies won't recognize that you are easily baited and then capitalize on it. You are talking to Pope Lecherous. I'm a Sith Master,  you weakling, light side bias having clown.

Well, in real life i confront bigots all the time, be it against homosexuality or race, and even though im of a light frame, i do not tolerate it and get physical if needed.

Here in the internet we only have words and board administration and enforcement, which isnt on my hands, but i do have the choice of participating (although not as frequently as others) in a given place according to its tone and permitted practices.

This isnt directly about me obviously, but i can leave in solidarity for a fellow member being harrassed for what they are (being harrassed for what someone does is different, because we have a choice in what we do, but we dont have a choice in what we are), which shouldnt be tolerated

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I have been wondering what happened to this board, trying to figure out why it's so dead now. There's like 6-8 people who actually post. And NOW I know why... everybody else has been banned, apparently.

Possible semi-racist remark= vvvv Bad

Revoking freedom of speech on a whim= Good

Freedom of speech = racial slurs ITT

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Lecherous, might as well call me a wetback so i can get on my way.

When you insult a minority, you are disrespecting all minorities.

That's obviously true, but also a different matter. If you flip shit over the word I will use it to my advantage. Period.

Right, because words dont have meaning nor intent, they are just tools to derive reactions from others, and shame on them if they get insulted by them.

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Lecherous, might as well call me a wetback so i can get on my way.

When you insult a minority, you are disrespecting all minorities.

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PL had it coming.

Now, Lucifer has the constant problem of speaking via noise all the time with his word salad and gibberish speak which always leads to impossibility of interpretation of what he says, but we all know it was innappropiate to post that image in the context... perhaps let Nigel decide on Lucifer.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Oh LOL
« on: July 10, 2014, 06:48:07 pm »

We can contrast this to NSFW and Epilepsy warnings, which actually convey a type of accurate description.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Oh LOL
« on: July 10, 2014, 04:45:39 am »
Dude, when i grow up i want to be cool like Von, up to date by the hour to all the cool gossip on the internets, then someone will appreciate me.

Until that day comes ill have to suffer an existance of *gasp* being employable! Oh the dread! But one day...

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Oh LOL
« on: July 09, 2014, 10:35:46 pm »

I know from second-hand that Tumblr is just a bunch of fart huffing about "triggers" and new useless retarded nomenclature, but this seems to go beyond that and its a bit atrocious.

The word "trigger" is very unfortunate in it that it is so cumbersome and backfires. While phrases like graphic, vulgar, upsetting, horrific, traumatic content clearly convey the meaning, posts about triggering tumblrs multitude of mentally scarred ptsd sufferers comes off as ridiculous and is only going to be fuel on the fire. 4chan will be lapping that up.

"Trigger warning" has to be the prime example of well meaning internet phrase development implemented in the most self defeating fashion.

I SUPPOSE there's legitimate uses of the word, but its overuse has converted it into "i disagree with this, so im going to blow it out of proportion to guilt-shame the poster of this thing i disagree with and make him/her look like a monster".

Also, a "trigger" is also a very subjective matter and it has an aspiration to make it an objective interpretation... i.e. "OMFG that picture of a puppy triggered me because X and you are such an insensitive asshole for posting it"... its extending the responsability of oneselves feelings/reactions on the hands of another person.

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Texts are totalities that can never be fully grasped... but taking synthetical notes and having an ulterior purpose of why you are reading a given book will help.

Mind you, im the type of person that can never tell you where i read something and cant remember the titles of whats been read before and sometimes not even the author, but thats because ive read A LOT in quantitative terms and also been forced to do so thru small fragments of different authors.

So what the fuck did you learn, Johnny? For fact i dont know anything in its pure citational form, because im not an elephant or a computer... what i HAVE is a weird internal database of analytically organized "learns" arranged in the manner of say "learns of the human mind", "learns of mental health" etc etc which are overall general principles with their evidence/justification.

I hope you can understand what i mean.

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