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|Apr-16-14|| ||Petrosianic: Maybe. Or some British show. You know that is a fun word. I've got a feature on another board called "Word of the Day That's Fun To Say". Words like flibbertigibbet, and humdinger and whirleybird. But I don't think I've ever used deucedly. I'll do it later today.|
Nick is a great synonym for steal, too.
|Apr-16-14|| ||galdur: Well, I always keep harping on with limited success how in discussions you should always try to identify arguments.|
|Apr-16-14|| ||galdur: That´s how I tend to end up on top on ongoing hostilities and most of you don´t.|
|Apr-16-14|| ||rogge: He gets the attention he's begging for, but unfortunately no one's taking <gal> seriously.|
|Apr-16-14|| ||Alien Math: you guys have any better things to think about when your problems are 12,451 miles away?|
|Apr-16-14|| ||Petrosianic: Yes, I've been thinking a lot about how Contadina used to get eight great tomatoes in that little bitty can.|
My best theory is that they had really large mallets, like the ones clowns use.
|Apr-16-14|| ||Alien Math: Rhetorical question, just wished to see if any had thoughts a bit closer to home then on far side of world|
|Apr-16-14|| ||PinnedPiece: <Petrosianic...Bad luck. The one time I actually spoke to you...>|
For some reason this made me think you were channeling Paula Poundstone...
<And then Sirhan Sirhan, the guy who shot Robert Kennedy was actually up for parole again this year. Not only that, he told the parole board he thought if Kennedy were alive today, he would speak in his favor and say "Let the guy go." What a tough break, huh? The one guy who woulda supported this guy -- and he shot him! >
|Apr-16-14|| ||Abdel Irada: <And also, if you have a splendid visage and physique for your age as I do, it may well spill over to their doughters. Thoughts?>|
Are the doughters doughty enough to doubt you? Or are they just doughy? (And, if the latter, can you make doughnuts with them?)
|Apr-16-14|| ||keypusher: But galdur, I read your stuff and even asked follow up questions. And what do you do? <Ignore> the questions. Hurts my feelings and makes me think the people who say you make no sense and are just babbling for attention have a point.|
|Apr-16-14|| ||Abdel Irada: <galdur>, does your species of troll originate in mountains or forests?|
|Apr-16-14|| ||Petrosianic: The thing is, he's getting attention, and now is pouting because it's negative attention. There's no pleasing some people.|
|Apr-16-14|| ||Abdel Irada: <TheFocus: You can't have wiretapping with only one device.|
Administrators made him delete (destroy) evidence.
That is the problem with our public school system today. The victims of bullies are now to blame.>
They always were. This is the result of trickle-down evil caused by pathocracy.
In essence, pathocrats are schoolyard bullies grown up and given authority over others, and they use it much as such bullies use their ascendancy over their victims, and for the same reasons: They tend to be sadists who find their most rewarding stimulation in harming others, physically or psychologically.
Since grown bullies rule our societies, our laws and culture reflect their values. Therefore, we should not wonder to find that bullies injure without consequences, while those who try to resist them feel the full weight of our laws.
As a famous observer whose name I have forgotten once remarked, "America is a land of many laws and little justice."
Thankfully, we are now better equipped to understand why.
|Apr-16-14|| ||Petrosianic: <In essence, pathocrats are schoolyard bullies grown up and given authority over others,>
Yeah, maybe some are. But others are just muddle-headed thinkers, like the head of Experiment House in The Silver Chair:|
<...some said it was not nearly so mixed as the minds of the people who ran it. These people had the idea that boys and girls should be allowed to do what they liked. And unfortunately what ten or fifteen of the biggest boys and girls liked best was bullying the others. All sorts of things, horrid things, went on which at an ordinary school would have been found out and stopped in half a term; but at this school they weren’t. Or even if they were, the people who did them were not expelled or punished. The Head said they were interesting psychological cases and sent for them and talked to them for hours. And if you knew the right sort of things to say to the Head, the main result was that you became rather a favorite than otherwise.>
There are a lot of people that have the same kind of patronizing attitude towards terrorism. As long as it's only hurting someone else, you can afford to play at being magnanimous to the bullies.
|Apr-16-14|| ||Abdel Irada: <perfidious: Hmmm--had never heard the term 'pareidolia' till now.>|
Strangely, I thought <al wazir> had used it in a past conversation in this forum, but kibitzing search turns up nothing.
|Apr-16-14|| ||cormier: <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Gospel> mt 26:14-25> One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot,
went to the chief priests and said,
“What are you willing to give me
if I hand him over to you?”>
They paid him thirty pieces of silver,
and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over.>
On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread,
the disciples approached Jesus and said,
“Where do you want us to prepare
for you to eat the Passover?”>
“Go into the city to a certain man and tell him,
‘The teacher says, “My appointed time draws near;
in your house I shall celebrate the Passover with my disciples.”> The disciples then did as Jesus had ordered,
and prepared the Passover.>
When it was evening,
he reclined at table with the Twelve.>
And while they were eating, he said,
“Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.”> Deeply distressed at this,
they began to say to him one after another,
“Surely it is not I, Lord?”>
He said in reply,
“He who has dipped his hand into the dish with me
is the one who will betray me.>
The Son of Man indeed goes, as it is written of him,
but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed.> It would be better for that man if he had never been born.”> Then Judas, his betrayer, said in reply,
“Surely it is not I, Rabbi?”>
He answered, “You have said so.”>
|Apr-16-14|| ||Abdel Irada: <"FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States">|
That burns me up. How dastardly can you get?
|Apr-16-14|| ||Petrosianic: In the words of Len Lesser: "What? No torture??"|
|Apr-16-14|| ||Jim Bartle: Al Qaeda is speeding it up by giving away comfy chairs.|
|Apr-16-14|| ||galdur: It staggers even me how impossile I can be. But still the issues unidentified in the discussion remain.|
|Apr-16-14|| ||OhioChessFan: <Deucedly bad luck to take me off.. ahem, Ignore, the one time I actually spoke to you.>|
Seems to me if it was deucedly, that would mean you spoke to him twice.
|Apr-16-14|| ||al wazir: <Petrosianic: <<<Why do you debate here?>> Usually to learn something (oftentimes other people provide a reality check by coming up with some fact or angle I hadn't considered, especially if my own objectivity is in question. Alternately, I might want to perform the same service for someone else. Sometimes I do waste too much time in cases where there's zero chance of success (cough, cough, harrylime, cough). Writing practice is another motivation. I'd like to learn to write posts like this in about half the space, while still making the points. That's also been a failure. The idea these days is to squeeze everything into a bumper sticker, whether it makes sense that way or not.> Good post.|
Those are my reasons too. Another is that some of my posts in this forum are first drafts for letters to editors or politicians or executives -- communications that can be consequential -- and the responses I get here help me to improve the final draft.
|Apr-16-14|| ||Alien Math: You do realize that trolls spamming on a Chess Site! provides limited to no improvement to a current situation?|
|Apr-16-14|| ||al wazir: <Abdel Irada: Strangely, I thought <al wazir> had used it in a past conversation in this forum, but kibitzing search turns up nothing.> Nope, I have rarely seen it and never used it. But now I will.|
|Apr-16-14|| ||devere: "Climate change cult has to shout louder to be heard amid public skepticism"|
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