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Scenario Grouping Game! in Blades of Avernum
Warrior
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Profile #2
Kelandon, after your enthusiastic tongue-bath of Vogel's browneye over dropping BoA, I'm surprised you're even willing to pretend you have any self-respect.

I liked you better when you were a callow newbie with delusions of grandeur. Now you're just a worthless ass.
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So this is goodbye in General
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Profile #22
Are you getting your bachelor's in "driving out the hated Turk"?
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8000: Pseudoscience Postravaganza in General
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The problem isn't your words. It's that what your words are communicating is ludicrous woo of the most limpwristed Choprish sort, altochrister.
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Nothing Plus Nothing Equals Nothing in General
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EDIT: Bad Djur.

[ Tuesday, December 12, 2006 21:37: Message edited by: Imban ]
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i shuda posted this when.. in General
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THIS THREAD SUCKS !! MAZEL TOV
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strange question in General
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Profile #20
Note that the vanguard is Leninism, not Marxism; Marx would have never approved of the Russian Revolution. As Alec mentioned, he believed in the dialectic. Russia skipped over the industrial capitalist stage, which more or less negated any chance of developing the communist state.

The issue is that Marx used a phrase like 'dictatorship of the proletariat', which has been corrupted into meaning 'dictatorship of the vanguard party'. Even basic reading of Marx's writings suggests that Marx meant nothing of the sort; instead, he appeared to be describing a state socialism, ruled by the workers.

This makes sense when you consider that Marx's final goal was the 'withering away' of the state. In this way, Marxism can be considered an anarchist philosophy.

That leads me into my main point: socialism neither suggests nor demands a powerful state, or a state whatsoever. The term 'socialism' has been slowly perverted into meaning 'command economy', which leads directly to the paradox of Hitler (a 'national socialist') persecuting socialists in his territory.

Fascism is actually rather clearly defined. Here's where it differs from socialism:
* Fascism insists on the supremacy of the state, to which all citizens are subject. Socialism is not necessarily statis.
* Fascist states are by definition bellicose (but not necessarily genocidal) and nationalist (but not necessarily racist). Socialist thought has been sometimes pacifist and often internationalist.
* Fascist states are ruled by a dictator or a militarist clique or junta. Dictatorships and juntas are by definition non-socialist.

Fun fact: Mussolini referred to fascism as "corporatism", and suggested that it involved the fusing of industrial corporations into the state.

Marx never went into specifics about communist society or how he thought it would be created. He simply predicted its creation and explained it in economic terms.

Hayek tried to connect socialism and totalitarianism, too. The flaw in his theory was that he only considered statist socialism.

We associate communism with all kinds of oppression and terror. We blithely ignore the oppression and terror in non-communist states as a matter of course.
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Woah Crazy!! in General
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Profile #100
*snivels* I'm afraid that girls will laugh at me or somehow destroy me with their mysterious internal reproductive organs!

I'm going to duplicate the snobbishness that works against me by considering solely the popular and glamorous, and then whine about how girls don't like "geeks"!

I'm going to keep every interaction with females in a strictly proto-sexual context, thus stunting my normal social status and gaining a reputation as nervous and creepy!

In fact, I think I might just read some more fantasy novels, inculcating myself with even more piffle about 'the one' and making my persona even more intense and disturbing to those few females who give me the time of day.

Once I finally do find a girl with low enough self-esteem to "go out" with me, I won't even shut up about it for the short period where we kind of pretend to be involved! Any minor sexual interaction we have will be slipped into conversations with my Internet friends!

HUAUGUAUGUAUGUUAUGUAUGUAUU
GUAUGUAUGLAGUALGULAGUALHLA
GUAUGLBULAULBUALUBLAUBLALG

GEEK GRRLS RULE

[ Friday, May 20, 2005 07:02: Message edited by: E.U. ]
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Coffe or Tea? in General
Warrior
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Profile #65
Beer is a fine breakfast food.
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Woah Crazy!! in General
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Profile #88
Unless your love interest is into erotic asphyxiation, I'm sure you both have a common interest in breathing.

The closest I've gotten to a girl who likes CRPGs is one who plays Neverwinter Nights, skips past the story, and picks up every item in sight, organizing them into chests by type, size, and color.

*ahem*
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RWG in Richard White Games
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Profile #71
You don't want to bleach bird crap anyway. It's got some ammonia in it, and chloramine is best kept in your drinking water.

Colors have all sorts of effects. In the gardening world, there's some excitement over studies that show bright red ground cover enhances the growth of tomato plants and their fruit.

A lot of animals considered to be color blind aren't, really; dogs are dichromatic, and cats are somewhat trichromatic.

Cattle, on the other hand, are entirely color-blind.
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Woah Crazy!! in General
Warrior
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Profile #72
quote:
Originally written by Eagle:

Last night I dreamt I were on a tournament, fighting some cute girl. I won the match and after she came to me nagging about how unfair it was that I beat her up. At that point I kissed her and suddenly she fell in love with me like on a hollywood roll. She hold hands and went out of there. I can see what this dream means: I want a girlfriend... badly.
No, you don't. You want the feelings and social status associated with having a girlfriend, but those aren't worth it.

[ Thursday, May 19, 2005 07:01: Message edited by: E.U. ]
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Your Name's First Google Image Result... in General
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Coffe or Tea? in General
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Profile #59
Eh, hash is like Chinese food.

You eat a whole bunch, and then you're hungry again.
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Star Wars! in General
Warrior
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Profile #55
quote:
Originally written by 400 ERROR:
BAD MONIKER:
A life of ridicule from Djur ... can't be worse than this.
Do you really want to test this hypothesis?
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Coffe or Tea? in General
Warrior
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Profile #56
quote:
Originally written by Eagle:

quote:
Originally written by Experience Unlimited:

I start my day with black tar heroin. Part of this balanced breakfast.
Seriously?! :eek: You take heroin for breakfast?! Or is that a name of some coffee? :eek: :confused: :(

Nah, it's a joke.

I have china white for breakfast.
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Drakefyre, Mariann, Jeff, Linda.. you're all dead. in General
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Profile #45
The issue is that UBB is an utter piece of crap, and this particular deployment has been picking up the effects of bugs for some time.

This is what happens when you rely on commercial, proprietary software.
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Woah Crazy!! in General
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Profile #56
I'm not the one with xenophobic crap in his signature here.
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Woah Crazy!! in General
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Profile #54
Since when is there any comedy in mentioning the national sport of New Zealand?
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Do you cheat??? in Geneforge Series
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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

I must admit, though, I still duplicate my savefiles in roguelikes.
Savescummer!

You might as well just play in explore mode. :-p
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Woah Crazy!! in General
Warrior
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Profile #52
quote:
Originally written by Kingy:

quote:
Originally written by Cool, Clear Green River:

I think that you dreamed that you're an insipid, illiterate goth girl.

HEY WAIT

Yea,
1. I am not a girl
2. I am not a goth
3. I'm sure you'll find only about 3 goths in New Zealand all of whom are generally avoided.

Oh. New Zealand.

You taken your pick of the flock yet? I hear the ewes are best in winter -- fluffier, you know. Easier to curl up with on a cold night.
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Star Wars! in General
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Game Programmer Wanted (will pay) in General
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Profile #11
I hope you're aware of the king's ransom you'd have to pay anyone to waste their time on that piece of crap.
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Undead Topics Need Loving Too (aka "Give Me Your First-Born") in General
Warrior
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Profile #603
quote:
Originally written by Kirk Johnson:

THAT'S SOME GOOD MOTHER#@%$ BEER
MMMMMM, THAT'S GOOD BLOW!

I can't believe this eternal circle-jerk of a thread is still going.
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Coffe or Tea? in General
Warrior
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Profile #32
I start my day with black tar heroin. Part of this balanced breakfast.
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GURU Wanted - To Suggest Spiderweb games in General
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I suggest throwing your money off a bridge. It'd be a much better use of it.
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