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1  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: PEGIDA virtually went into self-desctruct mode today on: January 29, 2015, 11:02:40 am
Also, since Russia is a fascist nation fascists often like them. David Duke for example. Tongue
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 29, 2015, 10:44:58 am
Good Thursday Morning.  Even though I have an interview tomorrow, naturally I'm going to continue the job search today.  An interview is not a job.  In about 10 minutes, I'm going to drive to find the company before I have to find it tomorrow.  Yes, I have my GPS and I have always been very good with maps, but I am a visual learner and I do better when I've been to the actual location before I have to go there.  It may seem like a waste of money and time, but I've found this is something that works for me.

lol

So are we still pretending Bushie doesn't have serious mental health issues? Because I don't see how you can read that post and not think so.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: ATLAS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 2015 on: January 29, 2015, 10:17:07 am
The Prude Brood's GOTV operation is in full force, it seems. Cheesy
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Hamilton on: January 29, 2015, 10:13:47 am
I mean, Napoleon was awful, no?

Yes he was. But some people on this forum will inexplicably like people no matter how awful they are. It gets stunning sometimes.
It all comes down to friendliness...which even hamilton is better at than you, Gustaf. 

You mean he was better at manipulating people by using charm? That is probably true but I still fail to grasp why some people consider that a virtue.

I'm not a big fan of phony friendliness, but to each their own. If you guy enjoy being used by psychos I guess that's your prerogative.
You could try genuine friendliness.  The phony friendliness excuse is something unfriendly people use to justify their sour attitude towards others. 

I mean, Napoleon was awful, no?

Yes he was. But some people on this forum will inexplicably like people no matter how awful they are. It gets stunning sometimes.
It all comes down to friendliness...which even hamilton is better at than you, Gustaf. 

Uh, that's utterly false.

Not really.  Plenty of people here would agree.

Oh, but see, I am friendly to people I actually like. Some people on here I find to be pretty vile and thus I am not friendly to them. Either way, I don't think I've been as unfriendly to anyone as you have to me so I apologize if I don't take this criticism of yours too seriously. Tongue
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Can an Oldtimer Explain Why Hamilton Was So Bad? on: January 29, 2015, 10:11:18 am
I think the only one who can be said to have flooded with socks though was Bgwah. Tongue
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Can an Oldtimer Explain Why Hamilton Was So Bad? on: January 29, 2015, 10:10:46 am
He did make a lot of socks, yes.
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Do child poors get birthday parties? on: January 29, 2015, 10:09:46 am
There is an excellent summary on this from Russell Peters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CpKKQrhqkw
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: I'm majoring in Accounting, but I suck at math. Am I making the right choice? on: January 29, 2015, 10:07:15 am
EDIT:  Also, please don't cheat.  Very, very bad idea.  There's practically no consequences for it in high school, but it's just terrible to do so in college.  I've heard of a few kids getting expelled for it. 

Basically none of this is true. You have to be a moron to get caught, and even if you do get caught the chances of being punished for it are low. Low-level cheating like looking at the paper of the person sitting next to you is ubiquitous and entirely free of consequences; even when you do get caught (which is rare, because TAs don't care) the worst that will happen will be a reminder from the instructor to the class for everyone to keep their eyes on their own paper. In loosely-proctored classes, it is even possible to tell your answers to the person next to you, again without consequences. Low-level cheating is also a constant fact of life on homework assignments; if you're not searching the Internet for the questions on your problem set before you do it, you're just not doing your due diligence.

A friend of mine did once get caught cheating, because he did something that by his own admission was very stupid; he pulled a problem set off the Internet late one night without checking whether all the answers matched up, and one did not, which led to his professor noticing. No action was taken and he wound up with an A in the class. Nobody I know has ever been subject to disciplinary action for cheating. It's not the sort of thing that happens.

As a TA I failed people for cheating several times. Just sayin'
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Hamilton on: January 29, 2015, 09:20:08 am
I mean, Napoleon was awful, no?

Yes he was. But some people on this forum will inexplicably like people no matter how awful they are. It gets stunning sometimes.
It all comes down to friendliness...which even hamilton is better at than you, Gustaf. 

You mean he was better at manipulating people by using charm? That is probably true but I still fail to grasp why some people consider that a virtue.

I'm not a big fan of phony friendliness, but to each their own. If you guy enjoy being used by psychos I guess that's your prerogative.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Can an Oldtimer Explain Why Hamilton Was So Bad? on: January 29, 2015, 08:34:12 am
Haha he had a motion about me being deported? I wonder if I ever saw that, I have no memory of it.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Hamilton on: January 29, 2015, 08:32:13 am
I mean, Napoleon was awful, no?

Yes he was. But some people on this forum will inexplicably like people no matter how awful they are. It gets stunning sometimes.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Napoleon Memorial Thread #RIP on: January 29, 2015, 08:31:36 am
I find it very odd to see posts that defend Hamilton.

In addition to his general sociopathic behavior when he posted as "Hamilton" and all the nasty stuff in Atlasia I remember two very bizarre occurrences during his "Napoleon" incarnation.

Most of you are probably familiar with the "Survivor" board. There was a game involving a number of American cities, and one of these cities happened to be the hometown of a user "Napoleon" held a grudge against. So what did "Napoleon" do? He frantically sent out PMs to  posters who participated in the game to make them vote out the city where that other poster came from.

On another occasion, which involved another user he disliked, he dug up personal information about that guy online and subsequently made a phone call to the office of the politician the latter poster had volunteered for.

Seriously, we should be glad the guy's gone (for now).

Just wanted to say that this was an excellent post.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: ATLAS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 2015 on: January 29, 2015, 08:30:09 am
This is actually a very interesting matchup.

Duke's ideological position is much too vague IMO.

It's not an ideological matchup, it's a matchup a forum culture. Duke is the fratboy, Madeline the asexual. Tongue Duke is an Update fan, Madeline likes to talk theology and Japanese literature. And so on. Who gives a sh*t about ideology anyway.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Hamilton on: January 29, 2015, 08:27:54 am
For the record, as I said elsewhere, as someone who had to deal with all reported posts involving Napoleon in Atlasia there was no doubt in my mind there was something wrong with the guy. I'm not sure where you people get the idea that even Hamilton's constructed persona was nice, but it wasn't.
15  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition for leniency on Hamilton/"Napoleon" on: January 29, 2015, 08:19:26 am
As was pointed out, nothing prevents him from making socks anyway.

You could also, you know, not make friends with weird creeps on the internet. That's probably good advice in general.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Napoleon Memorial Thread #RIP on: January 28, 2015, 06:35:57 pm
How was "Napoleon" clearly a psycho? He always seemed fine to me. Before he turned out to be a sock, I didn't think he was controversial at all.

I had to deal with all his fcking reports from Atlasia. Both the ones directed at his weird outbursts and the numerous ones he made himself. He'd also send me weird PMs about it sometimes. I didn't interact much with him beyond that but I got a distinct impression of a disturbed person from all that.
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: I'm majoring in Accounting, but I suck at math. Am I making the right choice? on: January 28, 2015, 06:28:42 pm
You're majoring in accounting? Yeah, that's the wrong choice. Tongue

I don't think of accounting as math-heavy at all, but that may have to do with my own background. It's a solid choice career-wise though, so if you want it, go for it.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How to Decide if a Poster is HP on: January 28, 2015, 06:21:19 pm
I don't see nice as a virtue as a general thing. Some people don't deserve nice and I enjoy watching the bad guys getting told off.

Being an HP, and being ban worthy, are not co-extensive. Sure, some HP's provide entertainment for the mob in the Coliseum, and that is fine - until it isn't. So perhaps a certain leavening of HP's is good for the Forum circulation system, in moderate doses.

Oh, I wasn't referring to banning. I just mean that if someone is a douche or has vile opinions I see no reason to be nice to them. The value of niceness and respect is that it is reserved for people who deserve it.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 28, 2015, 06:20:09 pm
The point of the idea that you can get into heaven regardless of your sins is of course that you actually atone. Just sitting there and enjoying a life of sin because you have get out of hell free-card is not how it works in any half-serious theology. If there is a heaven Bushie certainly isn't getting into it.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Wish me luck (for probable date with nice girl I met) on: January 28, 2015, 05:59:04 pm
The notion that a woman who dresses revealingly necessarily wants sex has a pretty obviously nasty subtext. More than one actually. Beyond that serious point that ought probably be made...lol. I am sad that when I for once went out of my way to selflessly provide good advice to someone on here it was completely ignored:

Rule 1 of going on dates is to not be a creep about it. Just sayin'
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Wish me luck (for probable date with nice girl I met) on: January 28, 2015, 05:56:03 pm
what
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How to Decide if a Poster is HP on: January 28, 2015, 05:50:48 pm
I don't see nice as a virtue as a general thing. Some people don't deserve nice and I enjoy watching the bad guys getting told off.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of your day today? on: January 28, 2015, 05:35:32 pm
That's actually kind of an interesting project. First half of my day was pleasant the other half was productive. Pretty good over all.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: ATLAS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 2015 on: January 28, 2015, 05:29:24 pm
This is actually a very interesting matchup.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Hamilton on: January 28, 2015, 05:28:28 pm
Einzige was a very disturbed person. So is Hamilton obviously.
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