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Post by Howedar » 2007-09-30 11:58pm

No, you're absolutely right. I've always been frustrated by the facet of this board's culture that suggests that one should try to "win" debates. That's something that bothered me enough that, when I noticed it growing on me, I took a pretty lengthy sabbatical from the board.

That trying-to-"win"-debates thing is back in my personality, and I don't want it. It is to be gone, and it will be gone completely. I'm going to disappear again, and I'm going to scramble my password before I leave so I don't make the same mistake twice.

And that's my fifteen seconds on the soapbox. Thanks Mike, it's been a fun five (!) years.

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Post by MKSheppard » 2007-10-01 07:20pm

Of all the things to leave SDN over, doing it over College Football (!) is the most goddamned pointless.
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Post by Darth Wong » 2007-10-01 07:31pm

I honestly don't know why he believes that he can eliminate his competitive male instinct by avoiding this web board. Does he believe that SDN creates that impulse? All we do is create an environment where people aren't bottled up, and that's one of the things that bubbles to the surface. But it's part of human nature and the nature of males in particular. Thinking you can escape it, or eliminate it from your personality, is just silly. All you can do is bottle it up by avoiding places where the rules are lax and people argue with each other.

I think Howedar is being quite unrealistic here. Why run away from your own nature? If you can handle rush-hour traffic in Toronto without going apeshit on somebody, you should be able to handle getting into a bad debate without hard feelings. It's not a matter of eliminating that part of your character, but learning to live with it.
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Post by MKSheppard » 2007-10-01 07:33pm

Darth Wong wrote:Thinking you can escape it, or eliminate it from your personality, is just silly
I have an admission to make.......... :oops:

Everyone on SDN is a shitcock. You are all shitcocks. I'm surrounded by shitcocks!

There, I finally got it off my chest! :P
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Post by Xisiqomelir » 2007-10-01 07:34pm

One "good-bye forever" post and 5 pages.

A+ work shep :lol:

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Post by Darth Wong » 2007-10-01 07:34pm

MKSheppard wrote:
Darth Wong wrote:Thinking you can escape it, or eliminate it from your personality, is just silly
I have an admission to make.......... :oops:

Everyone on SDN is a shitcock. You are all shitcocks. I'm surrounded by shitcocks!

There, I finally got it off my chest! :P
Well, I never really tried to hide my fascination with anal sex, so I suppose you can call me a shitcock if you like :)
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"Viagra commercials appear to save lives" - tharkûn on US health care.

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Post by Einhander Sn0m4n » 2007-10-01 07:37pm

Darth Wong wrote:
MKSheppard wrote:
Darth Wong wrote:Thinking you can escape it, or eliminate it from your personality, is just silly
I have an admission to make.......... :oops:

Everyone on SDN is a shitcock. You are all shitcocks. I'm surrounded by shitcocks!

There, I finally got it off my chest! :P
Well, I never really tried to hide my fascination with anal sex, so I suppose you can call me a shitcock if you like :)
DAMN if I had a sig! Stupid Chitoryu for spamming and stupid me for vigilante-counterspamming! :lol:

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Post by MKSheppard » 2007-10-01 07:38pm

Darth Wong wrote:Well, I never really tried to hide my fascination with anal sex, so I suppose you can call me a shitcock if you like :)
Ew, not that!

I refer to the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory:

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Post by MKSheppard » 2007-10-01 08:19pm

Xisiqomelir wrote:One "good-bye forever" post and 5 pages.

A+ work shep :lol:
Does this count towards my "Supermod" Doctoral Dissertation? :D
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Post by CaptainChewbacca » 2007-10-02 01:27am

I gotta say, its really unsettling when Mike and Shep joke good-naturedly. Like cats swimming or like flying a kite at night.
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Post by Darth Wong » 2007-10-02 01:30am

The Mike/Shep paradox is one of the great puzzles of existence.
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Post by Spyder » 2007-10-02 01:59am

Darth Wong wrote:The Mike/Shep paradox is one of the great puzzles of existence.
Not really, as far as ruthless genocidal warmongers go Shep's reasonably honest and consistent.
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Post by Sea Skimmer » 2007-10-02 02:40am

Darth Wong wrote:[
The only plan that would have kept Iraq stable was Saddam Hussein's plan. At this point, war apologists think you can stop a civil war over sectarian hostilities whose roots date back hundreds of years, if you can just keep them off each others' throats for a few more months. That's just war apologist bullshit. Yes, the country will slide into civil war when we leave. But this outcome was made inevitable at the start of the war, and all you can do now is postpone it.

Did you know that more than a million Indians and Pakistanis died in the ensuing slaughters after the British pulled out in 1947? And how long were they there? A century? If you think this powder-keg will just quietly go away if you hang around there for a few more months, you're living in fantasy-land.
Yes, and the British (by way of the East India Company) had been the dominate military power on the subcontinent since 1757.

The dieing started well before the pullout, at one point in 1943 the British had to employ the equivalent of four army corps just to restore order along the railways. But the key thing is, they killed quick, and then settled down and formed a pair of stable nations which have gone on to wage reasonably conventional wars. It’s going to be very lucky for everyone if Iraq can manage even that. Unfortunately, the only way that’s likely to happen is if all the sectarian militias become even more organized and effective at killing, leading to a more of a conventional civil war.
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