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Big Pawn
Member since Dec-10-05 · Last seen Jan-17-18
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There is almost nothing worse than a "strong" willed woman.

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   Jan-17-18 Big Pawn chessforum
 
Big Pawn: <tga: I never really considered political correctness to be a big problem until recently. But it has become pervasive, giving your provocative statement its merit. Arguing with <Bureaucrat> the last couple of days has been an eye-opener. In all serious, not trying to be ...
 
   Jan-17-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
Big Pawn: <oas> awesome posts!
 
   Jan-16-18 G W Medley vs Morphy, 1858 (replies)
 
Big Pawn: <capafisher1>, if 19.Bxa8 Rxa8 20.Qg2 then black would have to retreat his queen in order to keep attaching chances alive and hope to exploit the white squares around the white king. I could be afraid of ghosts, but I don't like to trade my fianchetto bishop for a rook when ...
 
   Jan-15-18 Anand vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
 
Big Pawn: <tga>, because black can capture on e5 and then the queen can check on d4 winning the rook on a1
 
   Jan-15-18 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
Big Pawn: Check out cloudflare.com for a free solution. But for about $40/year, at places like hostgator.com, you can get secure hosting and your own (not shared) dedicated ip address, which would avoid any canonicalization issues that may arise if you move to cloudflare.
 
   Jan-13-18 TheFocus chessforum (replies)
 
Big Pawn: <JFQ: I'm trying to figure out a way to make money "online" that won't result in me being thrown in jail.> If you can write you can make money online. There's a huge demand for writers of all kinds. Marketing companies that specialize in search engine optimization always need
 
   Jan-11-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Big Pawn: The Republic (Intro) Part 10 <When Thrasymachus has been silenced, the two principal respondents, Glaucon and Adeimantus, appear on the scene: here, as in Greek tragedy, three actors are introduced. At first sight the two sons of Ariston may seem to wear a family likeness, like
 
   Jan-08-18 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
 
Big Pawn: How about shorting pump and dumps? That can be fun.
 
   Jan-08-18 Gregor Samsa Mendel chessforum (replies)
 
Big Pawn: <gsm: There are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy.> Just FYI, I think it's cute when you try to sound profound. < Gregor Samsa Mendel: <<The same people who tried to convince us that cigarettes weren't addictive or didn't cause ...
 
   Jan-06-18 optimal play chessforum
 
Big Pawn: That is an excellent recounting of the discussion. I remember it exactly like that. You answered all of their questions directly and promptly and they answered none of yours. I liked how you answered their questions right away and without any unnecessary noise and then restated ...
 
   Jan-06-18 R Loetscher vs M Bluebaum, 2016 (replies)
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   Sep-25-17 Z Harari vs H Obsieger, 2013
   Sep-24-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
   Sep-24-17 D Zagorskis vs C Gabriel, 1997
   Sep-24-17 thegoodanarchist chessforum (replies)
   Sep-23-17 Isle of Man Open (2017) (replies)
   Sep-21-17 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Svidler, 2017
   Sep-21-17 D Wagner vs V Papin, 2015
   Sep-20-17 Louis Stumpers (replies)
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   Sep-14-17 Tal vs F Olafsson, 1975 (replies)
   Sep-13-17 Ponomariov vs Harikrishna, 2017
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   Aug-21-17 tuttifrutty chessforum (replies)
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Jan-09-18
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  diceman: <thegoodanarchist:

I was looking for Democrats who are still living.>

...and look where you needed to go.

Almost makes it seem like a freedom/liberty Democrat is a thing of the past.

Jan-09-18
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  thegoodanarchist: <Big Pawn: James Damore just filed a class action lawsuit against Google, saying it discriminates against white male conservatives...

It's about time! The libs have taken political correctness to a puritanical extreme and nothing highlights it like the case of James Damore.>

I have a bachelor's degree in engineering, along with my multiple degrees in physics.

In my class there was 1 black girl, 4 or 5 white girls, a few boys from non-white ethnic groups, and the rest were white males, dozens of them.

So the reason white males dominate engineering is because white males go to engineering school in large numbers, compared to other demographics.

I will leave it open to discussion as to *why* this is so. Damore gave his opinion. Other folks may have other opinions.

But any ideas about "institutional racism" or other such nonsense, when it comes to hiring engineers, is just that - nonsense.

If more than 85% of the engineering school graduates are white males, and companies are desperate for engineers to fill open jobs, then WTF_ do people think is going to happen???

Hello, McFly! Companies will hire white male engineering grads. It ain't rocket science.

Jan-09-18
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  diceman: <Chelsea Clinton denies worshipping Satan>

Heh, heh!

Come on, she must at least "like" her mom!

Jan-10-18  Troller: Long time no see <Big Pawn>.

<You cannot be a Christian and vote for anyone in the Democratic Party.>

As a European I am not the best qualified to discuss the topic, but there may be some problem with the statement:

If we agree that the Bible is written by humans, and that Christian theology has been developed by humans, then it must stand to reason that both are subject to interpretation. Hence there will be different doctrines of Christianity (indeed there are many) and as such it may be difficult to take a political stand that all Christian doctrines will support.

In your list of examples: Whereas the Christian stance on abortion should probably not differ much (it would be difficult to argue pro-abortion theologically), I would think that homosexuality is not so easily dismissed in the same way. Certainly there are Christians who do not see homosexuality as being against their religious views, and there are even homosexuals who define themselves as Christians. To be offended by a "Merry Christmas"-greeting, well that is simply rather lame, although I doubt that this applies to all Democrats :)

Of course one can then claim that some self-proclaimed Christians are not "true" Christians, but here we come back to the point of Christianity being an interpretative religion. Islam has the easier task of rolling out a rigid set of values, as the Quran supposedly contains God's actual words - where the Bible is a work of humans and thus not infallible.

Jan-10-18
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  Big Pawn: <troller>, liberal interpretations of Christianity is not Christianity.
Jan-10-18
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  diceman: <Big Pawn:

<troller>, liberal interpretations of Christianity is not Christianity.>

Sounds like liberal interpretations of
great societies, affordable healthcare,
and Iran deals.

Jan-11-18
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  Travis Bickle: Hi A$$ho!$! Where'd you come from Dik? Somebody must have bought you a membership ya @unt.. LOL
Jan-11-18
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  Travis Bickle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QW...
Jan-12-18
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  thegoodanarchist: Hi <BP>

Look, I like you. You are straightforward, articulate, funny, honest.

But let's get one thing straight.

I MIND IF YOU EMPTY YOUR BLADDER WHILE WE ARE TALKING ON THE PHONE.

<Let me just explain why to you for a minute. Are you familiar with a man by the name of Wayne Huizenga?

-well yeah I know about him. Do mind if empty my bladder while youíre talking to me?

Excuse me?

-Do you mind if I empty my bladder while youíre talking to me?

Not at all.

-okay go ahead >

NO, DON'T GO AHEAD. HOLD IT A MINUTE.

I don't want to talk to someone on the phone while he is emptying his bladder.

I won't hang up on my brothers, if they do it, but that is the extent of my tolerance.

Good day. :)

Jan-12-18
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  Big Pawn: He was a really old man.
Jan-15-18
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  Big Pawn: Philosophical Thought of the Week:

There is almost nothing worse than a "strong" willed woman.

Jan-15-18
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  thegoodanarchist: < Big Pawn: Philosophical Thought of the Week:

There is almost nothing worse than a "strong" willed woman.>

Brain-eating amoeba?

Jan-16-18
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  Big Pawn: Andrew Klavan on Tucker Carlson: "Nothing Scandalizes the Left Like the Truth"

https://www.facebook.com/DailyWire/...

This is something I've been saying on the rogoff page for a long time, but this man says it better than I do. Andrew Klavan was on Tucker Carlson and you've GOT to see this.

3 minutes.

Jan-16-18
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  thegoodanarchist: <https://www.facebook.com/DailyWire/...>

<BP> Great, GREAT find! Thanks for posting this Klavan interview.

Too bad about the British girls getting raped by Pakistanis. Yet our news media seems silent on that newsworthy and horrible crime spree.

Jan-16-18
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  OhioChessFan: Don't forget to vote for Best Games of 2017:

bgitw chessforum

Jan-16-18
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  Big Pawn: The problem I have, <ohio>, is that I forget which games I liked as the year moves on. I should have started a collection. I looked at your list on the bgitw forum and liked your choices. I forgot some of them, like Chuck's wild king walk. Good stuff.

Maybe I should make a new collection called "Best Games 2018" and try to remember to add to it when I see a cool game.

Jan-16-18
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  OhioChessFan: Review the games linked to at the top of that page and pick a few. Look at the tournament pages for Dortmund, Tata Steel, US Open, etc and see what you find. It's not all that tough.
Jan-17-18  Troller: <Big Pawn: <troller>, liberal interpretations of Christianity is not Christianity.>

As always a late answer from my side, but is that not a bit too easy for your standards? My whole point was that Christianity allows different interpretations, at least the New Testament. And so how is it that a liberal interpretation is wrong?

By the way, I recognize the Democratic type you react against from European politics (the urban, elitist and overly politically correct type). Surely enough we see protest movements against such politicians over here as well; but in a two-party system like in the US, is it legitimate to generalize this "type" to all Democrats? Then you are stuck with the choice between that and Trump, an unhappy situation IMO. It sort of comes down to the official policy of the party, and I must confess I do not follow US politics that much in detail.

Jan-17-18
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  Big Pawn: <My whole point was that Christianity allows different interpretations, at least the New Testament.>

No it doesnít. The truth does not allow interpretation. So when people ďinterpretĒ Christianity (all of it?) what they really do is rationalize their sin, and they call it their version of Christianity.

Liberal Christianity is Christianity in name only.

Jan-17-18
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  Big Pawn: <but in a two-party system like in the US, is it legitimate to generalize this "type" to all Democrats? >

Yes. While there are different groups in each party, fundamentally they agree on certain basic positions.

Democrats are for abortion, normalizing homosexuality, normalizing cross dressing and all kinds of other things like that. You canít be a Christian and vote for someone who supports these views.

Liberalism is clearly the anti Christian alternative.

Jan-17-18
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  Big Pawn: <Then you are stuck with the choice between that and Trump, an unhappy situation IMO. >

Not at all. I see Trump as a good man, perhaps the best man weíve had in office in 200 years. Some people wonder if Iím serious when I say that because he speaks crudely, but I see that as a part of his honesty and forthrightness. More importantly, I see him as a man with common sense who is alone in a corrupt government, a corrupt world, bent on doing what is really right, where the enemies of goodness scandalize the truth.

We live in a world where liberalism (political correctness) has demonized the truth on all fronts, such that if a man speaks the plain truth, he is made out to be a monster. Trump is the counterpoint to this in that he speaks boldly, unafraid and unwilling to conform to the arbitrary and artificial strictures that are followed so closely by the rest of the openly corrupt politicians everywhere.

The biggest problem western society has today is political correctness, which is liberalism. Trump is the hammer that is smashing this evil, oppressive fortress and this is greater than any one policy he can implement as president.

Jan-17-18
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  thegoodanarchist: <Big Pawn: <but in a two-party system like in the US, is it legitimate to generalize this "type" to all Democrats? >

Yes. While there are different groups in each party, fundamentally they agree on certain basic positions.

Democrats are for abortion, normalizing homosexuality, normalizing cross dressing and all kinds of other things like that. You canít be a Christian and vote for someone who supports these views.>

This is inaccurate. Lots of Dems are against abortion and that other stuff too. Kentucky's 3rd District was represented by a Dem who was pro-life. He served for 25 years! He is still alive, too:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman...

Jan-17-18
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  Big Pawn: <This is inaccurate. Lots of Dems are against abortion and that other stuff too. >

They vote for people who support those evils.

You cannot vote for a democrat a be a Christian because the democratic position is in opposition to Christianity.

And if a democrat says he is a Christian but votes for someone like Obama, who was for late term abortion for example, he is lying and the truth isnít in him.

Jan-17-18
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  thegoodanarchist: <The biggest problem western society has today is political correctness, which is liberalism. Trump is the hammer that is smashing this evil, oppressive fortress and this is greater than any one policy he can implement as president.>

I think the biggest problem is a corrupt banking system, second biggest is Islamic terrorism.

I never really considered political correctness to be a big problem until recently. But it has become pervasive, giving your provocative statement its merit.

Arguing with <Bureaucrat> the last couple of days has been an eye-opener. In all serious, not trying to be snide or cute, but talking to him was like going into a bizarro world.

He claimed he wasn't at all emotional and protested that I stop the psychoanalysis, but he cried about every accurate description of his behavior. You can't say this, you can't say that.

He even said he didn't need an argument to justify his views (as you know), and he doesn't even realize that labeling people "racists" is a debate tactic to disenfranchise ideas! That is the classic definition of a useful idiot, as far as I'm concerned. He is part of the self-censoring group think and doesn't even see it.

If he is reasonably representative of Norwegian thinking, that country might be past saving.

Jan-17-18
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  Big Pawn: <tga: I never really considered political correctness to be a big problem until recently. But it has become pervasive, giving your provocative statement its merit.

Arguing with <Bureaucrat> the last couple of days has been an eye-opener. In all serious, not trying to be snide or cute, but talking to him was like going into a bizarro world.>

It should be an eye opener. You see, political correctness is the biggest problem because it makes it impossible to tackle those other problems you mentioned. If half the people reject the truth, the whole society suffers in every way,

The banking corruption will never be solved because greed will never be solved, Iím afraid. Islamic terrorism can be solved but not with PC in the way.

Just look at PC idiots like <al-ways boring>, <bureaucrat> and <Zanzibar>. Such people only make issues worse because they flat out reject the truth. PC liberalism looks at 911 and concludes we need more muzzies and we need the now! Lots more.

PC makes it impossible to be effective in solving problems.

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