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playground player
Member since Oct-01-06 · Last seen Aug-21-18
NJ--no rating. Favorites, Morphy, Marshall, Anderssen. Played a lot as a teen, then let it go for 40 years. Trying to reconstitute myself as a chess player.

Meanwhile, let this forum serve as a refuge from wild-eyed loony leftism. Here there will be no admiration for Hugo Chavez, Castro, or any of the other tin-pot dictators admired by chess players from the safety of freedom-loving Western democracies. Here will be found a premise that most of the nations of the world today are governed by Godless fools. Ours, too, unfortunately.

I was also going to say some uncomplimentary things about Queen Pawn games, the Sicilian and the French Defenses, Semi-Slav games, and a few other chess matters. But as those are purely questions of personal taste, I have chosen to leave them alone.

Since setting up this forum, I have also had several novels published: "Bell Mountain," "The Cellar Beneath the Cellar," and "The Thunder King." For more information about them (and me), visit my website, http://leeduigon.com/

Update, much delayed: my fourth book, "The Last Banquet," came out last year, and my fifth, "The Fugitive Prince," I expect to be published sometime this Spring. For book covers and free sample chapters, visit my blog.

Update again: "The Fugitive Prince" is out now and the next project is "The Palace." Editing is well advanced, but we're still waiting for a cover.

Update: "The Palace" is in print now along with No. 7, "The Glass Bridge," with No. 8, "The Temple," waiting in the wings. The first seven are all available via amazon.com.

Update: No. 8, "The Temple," and No.9, "The Throne," are now in print, with No. 10, "The Silver Trumpet,"due for release any day now.

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   playground player has kibitzed 6016 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-21-18 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <OhioChessFan> There's nobody more anti-human than a humanist.
 
   Jul-20-18 W Winter vs Menchik, 1930 (replies)
 
playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> <Jessicafischerqueen> has a nice documentary on Vera Menchik. Check it out.
 
   Jul-12-18 technical draw chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <Park Chung Hee> Wow! I haven't heard that name since I was in junior high school. He came to a bad end, didn't he?
 
   Jun-27-18 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: I didn't get where I am today by being a member of the sasquatch awareness community.
 
   May-21-18 S Maroroa vs A Diamant, 2018 (replies)
 
playground player: Black is at sword's point, so all his moves must be checks--otherwise White will checkmate him.
 
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Aug-16-18
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Aug-17-18
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  cormier: Gospel
Because of the hardness of your hearts
Moses allowed you to divorce your wives,
but from the beginning it was not so.
Aug-17-18
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Aug-18-18
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  playground player: <Steamed Colleagues> Why is it that the people who always describe themselves as <Pro-Choice> usually seem to be occupied with banning things and taking away other people's choices?

https://leeduigon.com/2018/08/18/to...

Aug-18-18
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  cormier: Gospel
Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these
Aug-18-18
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Aug-19-18
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  cormier: Gospel
My flesh is true food,
and my blood is true drink.
Aug-19-18
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Aug-19-18
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  playground player: And for a little mindless amusement...

http://leeduigon.com/2018/08/19/mor...

Aug-19-18
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  OhioChessFan: It's my experience thst people who are Pro-Choice when it comes to killing babies are Anti-Choice in all other areas.
Aug-20-18
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  Count Wedgemore: <OhioChessFan: It's my experience that people who are Pro-Choice when it comes to killing babies are Anti-Choice in all other areas.>

Yes, quite a paradox, isn't it? But how many liberals (let me digress for a bit: outside the US this term has, in general, totally different connotations than in the US, but since I belong to the non-American minority here on <chessgames>, I adhere to the US definition) have consistently held political attitudes and cultural beliefs anyway? 95% of them are hypocrites, there are very few who have a consistent belief system. Accepting the consequences of one's political stance, and implementing it consistently in all areas, is something extremely rare (I recall that <OCF> made an interesting observation along these same lines a little while ago).

But, truth be told, we conservatives often hold inconsistent views as well. Just not as schizophrenic as much of today's political Left.

Aug-20-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Count Wedgemore> I have to ask- do you have a family castle in Europe amirite.

The <New American Stalinism> uses the same litmus test as <original Stalinism>.

If there is any point of contradiction in doctrine that you might think would lead to cognitive dissonance, it doesn't actually lead there.

All such potential points of cognitive dissonance are simply swept aside by whatever happens to be the <stated doctrine> on each issue.

The <stated doctrine> is overdetermined and is always the final answer for any vexing question.

Is it ok for local communities in North America to adopt <Sharia Law>?

YES IT IS. This is the doctrinal position and it cannot be wavered from.

Compared to men, should women have equal rights, equal representation and equal compensation in every single job and every single sphere of human activity?

YES THEY SHOULD.

Together, don't those two doctrines contradict each other?

NO, THEY DON'T.

In this and all other similar cases, "NO THEY DON'T" becomes an article of <Stalinist doctrine>. It is frankly religious in nature, and it cannot ever be wavered from. The penalty for wavering from this doctrine is banishment from the group, or worse.

You can actually see this process in action in this video here, precisely as I have just laid it out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZH...

Look at the blank expressions, and empty eyes of the zealots as they momentarily "grapple" with the question, before simply returning to the party line and shouting that at the interviewer.

Aug-20-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Lee> You know often I just wish I could be Sasquatch hunting. Leave all this behind for a few days, or weeks, and do something worthwhile for a change.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRV...

Aug-20-18
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  Count Wedgemore: <jessica(reallycoolusername)fischerqueen: I have to ask- do you have a family castle in Europe amirite.>

No, unfortunately. We used to have a large estate in the countryside, but it's really not the same thing. A castle would have been much cooler!

<You can actually see this process in action in this video here, precisely as I have just laid it out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZH...

Brilliant video. Reveals all the indoctrination and hypocrisy.

Aug-20-18
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  playground player: <jessicafischerqueen> I suppose, if you can't make it to the Sasquatch-hunting grounds, writing <Oy, Rodney> is the next best thing.

We don't have Sasquatches here in central NJ, so we have to make do with centaurs.

Aug-20-18
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  playground player: <Steamed Colleagues> Campus Stalinism update: UCLA hires "Diversity Peer Leaders" to rat out fellow students.

https://leeduigon.com/2018/08/20/uc...

<Jess>, that Sasquatch hunt sounds more appealing by the hour.

Aug-20-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Lee> It's a good job they didn't have <Stalinist rats> when I went to university.

This might have cast a pall on the rally I organized in the student pub, which featured the chant

CUT DOWN ALL THE TREES AND USE THEM TO BEAT THE WHALES TO DEATH WITH!

Believe it or not, that is a true story. It was a "counter rally" we organized to challenge the "rainbow society rally" in the student pub at McGill University.

I began organizing the rally a few days before the "rainbow society" event after speaking with Sean (real name), one of the leaders of the rainbows.

"Sean," I asked, "your society supports aboriginal rights, but is also opposed to the seal hunt, correct?"

Yes, it does!

"But just about 100 per cent of folks involved in the seal hunt are aboriginal people."

Yes, it does!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re7...

Aug-20-18
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  cormier: Gospel
If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.
Aug-20-18
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Aug-21-18
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  OhioChessFan: <Deliberately taking a small child’s life is unlawful everywhere in the world, even when the child is terminally ill and asks a doctor to end his or her suffering once and for all.

There is an exception to this rule: Belgium. In 2014, that country amended its law on euthanasia, already one of the most permissive in the world, authorizing doctors to terminate the life of a child, at any age, who makes the request. >

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...

Aug-21-18
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  OhioChessFan: <CUT DOWN ALL THE TREES AND USE THEM TO BEAT THE WHALES TO DEATH WITH!>

As far as I know, there is no rule against ending a sentence with a preposition. However, that line makes me wish there was.

Aug-21-18  JimNorCal: Prepositions.
At the end.
Of sentences.
https://brians.wsu.edu/2016/11/14/c...
Aug-21-18
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  playground player: <OhioChessFan> There's nobody more anti-human than a humanist.
Aug-21-18
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  cormier: Gospel
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of God
Aug-21-18
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