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Nickname space captain
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Signed On Apr 9, 2005, 02:58
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. but but but... ... MONEY! Apr 23, 2012, 11:19 space captain
 
nothing to see here, move along  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: sold it, smoked it, settled it Apr 22, 2012, 19:43 space captain
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 22, 2012, 18:07:
I mean that because of what church did back then today this is not so in most of Europe. The church would not have done what it has done where it part of a strict caste system. But had it been part of a caste system it would have turned out much worse for us here in Europe.

The USA sadly, had not any of the experiences that shaped Europe in the same way which is why you still have to fight against repressive religious nutjobs trying to press their view on EVERYONE and make it not an option to disagree. Not by laws, but by simple peer pressure.

i didnt really make it a point to say the caste system is ridiculously stupid because it seems obvious enough already, but i dont really consider europe somehow above the kind of discrimination and control-freak behavior that is essentially the same thing.. russia is a fine example

you are also forgetting that it was the puritans that settled america to begin with

not sure what you mean by "Radicalism is not a monopoly," because it doesnt make any sense

religion isnt the origin of the problem... humanity is the real problem - its the human condition itself that can turn anything into a weapon of oppression

in your terms, the new "religion" is politics
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: sold it, smoked it, settled it Apr 22, 2012, 17:19 space captain
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 22, 2012, 16:30:
Interestingly. The trading castes in Europe were strictly apart from Religion which is maybe why society developed like it did. Had religion be a caste on the same level as other castes it might have ended up shaping the society far more than if religion is an independent (from castes) organization.

doesnt sound like you are looking very deeply at it.. the catholic church controlled europe for centuries, especially during the "dark ages" when it was most heinous

regarding ancient cultures, and even well into the renaissance period, its generally the same wherever you look at it, the people who supposedly have the connection to the divine (the hotline to god or whatever) are the elite, and they call the shots.. because they are connected (and dialoging, mediating, whatever) to the power that supposedly created and controls the world through the laws of nature

the brahmins didnt create the idea of karma and all that, they twisted it to their own use... much like the egyptian priests, the christians, the jews, the muslims, even the buddhists and so on - the manipulation came about through the systematization and leveraged societal implementation of the "higher truths" originally revealed by people who really didnt give a shit about society at all, for the most part

thats the grey area.. mixing the individual with the collective - because essentially the real religious/mystical/metaphysical/magical shit is entirely a personal thing... even the idea of sacrifice and service and compassion and so forth is (at best) a consequence of being personally in harmony with the impersonal, the All or whatever (as above, so below.. on earth as it is in heaven... microcosm/macrocosm.. etc), or (more selfishly) as a way to gain more personal grace/love/peace/power/connection/etc.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
3. mostly harmless Apr 22, 2012, 16:47 space captain
 
yeh, why not casually shoot out some terahertz waves on a constant basis? they just penetrate through everything, including cell walls and DNA

but trust us, its much safer than constant exposure to x-rays

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: sold it, smoked it, settled it Apr 22, 2012, 16:19 space captain
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 22, 2012, 16:10:
Good to see that some things never change then Religion was and still is a huge scam.

thats also why the brahmins (priests) are at the top of the hindu caste system.. and why they twisted it into a matter of birthright and "good karma" rather than personal ability, which is what it was originally used for... allocating people to the proper jobs and so forth
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. impressive! Apr 22, 2012, 15:40 space captain
 
psulli wrote on Apr 22, 2012, 09:24:
You're better off stealing the car than buying it used from a used ca dealer. Either way the manufacturer doesn't see a cent, and if you steal it you're not supporting used car lots vampiric business practices.

the way you equate video game software with a car makes you a GENIUS debater

its just so clever, and insightful
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. sold it, smoked it, settled it Apr 22, 2012, 15:02 space captain
 
the egyptian book of the dead is pretty interesting stuff... it was individualized for each person who requested a copy, and basically its a cheat-sheet to get around all the demons/gods/afterlife situations and crazy quests someone has to go thru to get to aaru, the field of reeds.. not to mention the weighing of the heart against the feather of maat, the first example of a "judgement day" on record... also, all the specific 10 commandments are found in it, as well as many, many more

but the main point is that it was only for people who could afford it, as the shit was expensive.. and the priests made a killing on that industry.. especially since you could supposedly get to paradise without actually being a "good" or ethically pure person if you owned one and memorized all the magic spells and tricks to get around the afterlife gods encountered in the journey thru the land of the dead
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. letter to control about the big brother Apr 21, 2012, 23:51 space captain
 
until its too late  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2012, 23:47 space captain
 
also, irregardless is a real word - even though its a double negative and thus meaningless at best  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Server Patch
4. Re: Battlefield 3 Server Patch Apr 21, 2012, 22:15 space captain
 
is this the patch that makes DRM awesome?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. ear against the wall Apr 21, 2012, 22:11 space captain
 
Ruffiana wrote on Apr 21, 2012, 21:01:
Of all the legitimate excuses for piracy, the 'games have gotten too expensive' one is the flimsiest.


that all depends on how deeply you are able to penetrate into the truth behind the current state of economics

but then again there is always a universal equalizer... and nobody ever sees the one that finally gets them
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Microsoft Word blah blah Apr 21, 2012, 19:49 space captain
 
DangerDog wrote on Apr 21, 2012, 17:57:
not sure how you could do that with a simple copy and paste command.

try pasting in a javascript scratchpad.. like the one in firefox
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Apr 21, 2012, 16:58 space captain
 
Meanwhile back in Subvert City
Someone's writing on the wall
"Fuck the government"
spray-paint hero
Someone wants the state to fall
Religious dogma crucified
Ritual slaughter, no one lied
Living standards were dying morals
A state-controlled mass suicide
The dying breed of Subvert City
Crept into the underground
The state police just left them there
Blocked the holes, and gassed them down
Ten years later they emerged
Mutated minds so full of hate
Tried again to change the system
But this time round it was too late
There was no system left to change
The people ran the entire land
The subverts became politicians
And finally got the upper hand
Meanwhile back in Subvert City
Someone's writing on the wall
"Fuck the government"
spray-paint hero
But in Subvert City, it's subvert rule
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
93. other half = red lasers + blue lasers Apr 20, 2012, 22:26 space captain
 
eunichron wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 21:50:
In the history of computer gaming there hasn't ever been a game series more simplified than Diablo.

yeh angry birds is fucking complex as shit

did you know that generalizing and absolutism are the hallmarks of dumbassery?

well, now you do

and knowing is half the battle
 
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Teaser Trailer
29. Re: Crysis 3 Teaser Trailer Apr 20, 2012, 20:37 space captain
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 16:01:
It's funny how to you negative nancies "it's not bad" is rambling about how great something is.

uh oh! the mama grizzly is getting upset!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 20, 2012, 18:37 space captain
 
PropheT wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 17:16:
Anyway, I'm about as anti-piracy as anyone I know of on the internet but for this kind of stuff I don't see any reason why HBO's customers shouldn't just use piracy sites to get the shows they're paying for at this point.

thats funny, im anti-stupidity so ive been working around this kind of bullshit for decades

but at least youve made it that far.. it only took you what, a lifetime?
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
78. Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 18:34 space captain
 
yeh i'll wait till its been properly cracked to work offline  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 20, 2012, 18:29 space captain
 
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 17:09:
Or the underlying issue with cancer treatments, the fact that they're pumping the same poisons into your body now that they were 30+ years ago (chemicals and radiation), hoping that the cancerous cells are among the casualties in your body as it's methodically destroyed from the inside... But asking the mainstream media to report on corruption in the FDA and how much big pharma overcharges you for old treatments because there's no money in innovation or cures is like asking that fly on my wall to hit itself with a magazine and fall neatly into the trashcan.

yeh but oxygen therapy is just too damn cheap.. nobody makes any money from that
 
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Teaser Trailer
12. removed Apr 20, 2012, 12:33 space captain
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Gulf seafood "horribly deformed" Apr 20, 2012, 12:19 space captain
 
thats weird, i thought those oil dispersant chemicals were supposed to be totally harmless and safe for everything

i cant believe they lied to us
 
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