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21) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1567048)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
A man who LOVES George Carlin can't be bad:)

Clyde is a classical assumer, as Gary has so aptly shown on multiple occasions.
Until people on multiple fronts (i.e., including outside this "supposed forum" (ha ha, now I sound like Batter Up!)) describe me in the same way at least 3 times (triangulation), I shall ignore Clyde's character assassination of me. I shall also recognize he lacks a sense of humor.

P.S.-he also like to talk about the tactics of a person losing an argument, which is high-larry-us, given the opening post asked a question and then the o.p. has only made one post debating the response(s) and no one has addressed the issues in that response. Anywhom, I'm gonna go take a Prevacid now.

P.P.S.-it is also high-larry-us to describe 5 to 8, approximately, as multiple. It's more than a few, but nothing like his exaggeration. He has also not been PMd since he was plonked. His post being responded to was only made visible by someone not plonked that quoted it. The forum developers should really upgrade based on our plonk lists, eh?

Sigh... (Suck in Swedish)
Personal attacks...
Who are interested to read all that postings?
Boring.
It is so easy to ignore all that postings.
Why do you dont use PM instead?
Last resort is to x-mark that postings.


Clyde issues personal attacks without realizing he is guilty of doing what he calls others out on. I, on the other hand, am fully aware of my humorous zany remarks and how he misconstrues them for attacks.

Many here have had trouble with my zany remarks, but, when they read enough, they understand where I am coming from. Some of us could be friends.

I have won many over.

I do not expect Clyde will be one of these and I will not put out excessive effort to do so.
22) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1567023)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
Oops, I see he was posting as I modified and PPsed some more. I'm sure he'll want to go back and read my additions as he is obsessed with every post I make. Yes, that's the price of me being too sexy for my shirt. Anyway, thankfully, his newest post plonk/invisible to me. I hope the rest of my thread shall remain Clyde-quotes free. :)
23) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1567013)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
Michel, it would seem Clyde is trying to lead you off topic.
As he is or was a police officer, he was or is a person in a position of a great power/authority. I advise you to consider: we should not trust police officers simply because that is the job title. Power corrupts and they have power, plus guns and tazers. Let their history of words and deeds speak for them.
In the meantime, be very wary of the Clyde. He has admitted he is posting for fun, not serious important discussions during his semi-retirement.

My Police Career, which you have an Obsession, and ALWAYS mention - is less than 50% of my adult working career.

Sarge...

I haven't responded to your multiple PM's to me, for a simple reason.

You are the Classical 'shoot the messenger' when losing an argument, as your above post shows.

In one of many-many-many of my Post's, I did say it was 'for fun'. Please don't continue you Classic Left/Right Wing Misinformation Campaign against other's.

Can a Left/Right Wing 'Believer' discuss the issues?

In my experience...

A man who LOVES George Carlin can't be bad:)


Clyde is a classical assumer, as Gary has so aptly shown on multiple occasions.
Until people on multiple fronts (i.e., including outside this "supposed forum" (ha ha, now I sound like Batter Up!)) describe me in the same way at least 3 times (triangulation), I shall ignore Clyde's character assassination of me. I shall also recognize he lacks a sense of humor.

P.S.-he also like to talk about the tactics of a person losing an argument, which is high-larry-us, given the opening post asked a question and then the o.p. has only made one post debating the response(s) and no one has addressed the issues in that response. Anywhom, I'm gonna go take a Prevacid now.

P.P.S.-it is also high-larry-us to describe 5 to 8, approximately, as multiple. It's more than a few, but nothing like his exaggeration. He has also not been PMd since he was plonked. His post being responded to was only made visible by someone not plonked that quoted it. The forum developers should really upgrade based on our plonk lists, eh?
24) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1566972)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
Don't be jealous that I look this good.


Get a haircut !!

LOL


Totalitarianists insist on uniformity. The pdf here is not uniform and the likelihood of that occurrence in the next 3 months = 0.

Now, please read and response to my long hair ... er, long post.
25) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1566784)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
Keyboardism.

Yep.

Get Social.

Pound till ya drown.

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u da mensch. post on, brouddy. ur insight on dis one dazzled meh eben mo DAN USUAL.

razzle dazzle tango
26) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1566782)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
Michel, it would seem Clyde is trying to lead you off topic.
As he is or was a police officer, he was or is a person in a position of a great power/authority. I advise you to consider: we should not trust police officers simply because that is the job title. Power corrupts and they have power, plus guns and tazers. Let their history of words and deeds speak for them.
In the meantime, be very wary of the Clyde. He has admitted he is posting for fun, not serious important discussions during his semi-retirement.
27) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1566738)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
“Socialism in practice ends up with two classes of people, the haves and the have not.”

Where is your evidence of this statement?
Replace first word with capitalism; is there a difference to your claim?

“We are seeing the United States government evolve in to this form of socialism and the proof is the Washing[ton] DC area. While the entire country as been feeling the effects of the depression/recession for over 6 years, Washington DC has had a booming economy.”

Have you been there?
Where are your supporting links?
My Dad lived there from 1997 to 2013. My Uncle and his family have been there since 1982. Not in government, though. I have a sense of what many people there are like; well-educated and hard working.

“About a third of the people are receiving some form of welfare from the government.”

In D.C. or around the country? In either case, where are your supporting links?

“Common core is proving to be a way to control our thinking.”

Prove your statement, as well as see below regarding education.
For this statement, as with the “New Math” post-Sputnik, I get a kick out of people who were in school at the time saying they didn’t get math because of the reform when, in fact, the reforms were not country-wide by any means. It was barely implemented before it was scrapped! (If you wish me to locate support for this claim, I’ll look it up again.)
So, not being in K-12, but dealing with results, I will claim, “Common Core” is a plan, barely beginning, not implemented across the country in full as of yet and so I find your claim … what, non-sequitur?

“The IRS is controlling elections by eliminating the opposition's voice.”

As time goes by, this may or may not be true, but I suppose some of you will think what’s good for the goose is good for the gander and, when a Republican is president again, won’t be too upset if the IRS gives upstart liberal groups too much scrutiny.

“The EPA is controlling land use and the economy with carbon dioxide restriction.”

Hmmm, I guess lots of people are affected by this in their daily lives and that’s it really crippling our country’s businesses that have chosen to stay here. Or, not. Did you hear about the politician that criticized … which company was it, CVS? … for not sending most of their business overseas? I guess because them doing so would’ve been an embarrassment for Obama, this Republican was willing to call them traitors for keeping an American business in the U.S.A. How ridiculous!

“Wall street and the banks are not only restricted as to what they can do but they are required to contribute to liberal causes as the result of an over active department of Justice.”

Forced to contribute to liberal causes? What?!? This certainly requires a supporting link. The uproar over such a thing would be most likely far louder and far wider than Hobby Lobby seeking exemption to a part of the A.C.A.! Think about it. We get news from each other on this site, or friends of various beliefs and political leanings on social media sites. I have plenty of friends on the “right” of my somewhat center standing and no one in person or online has mentioned that banks are forced to contribute to liberal causes.

All your comments about what’s going on in the U.S.A. … sorry, but I think if we are moving away from the Republic … or Democracy (I know, I know, you want the first and rue the last 90 years), then we are moving towards fascism or feudalism.

Now, we get to where you really address the question! Please concentrate the bulk of your responses, Dena and others, to my following responses and only to my responses above if you can somehow link the topics.

“Russia applied Marx's teachings with a even more damaging result.”

Yes. Yes, they did. And, without re-reading the thread, I believe Michel (Мишель) has already addressed this. But, I will re-iterate; Marx wanted socialism to be applied to an industrialized country! The Russia of the time of Tsar Nicholas was not industrialized or it was barely beginning. One piece of evidence I provide is the book “Nicholas and Alexandra”. (It paints Tsar Nicholas II as mostly a tragic figure. If I recall correctly, it gives a good description of what the country was like, Nicholas’ strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures and how Alexandra (Oleksandra? Sasha?) was drawn in by Rasputin in trying to help her hemophiliac son. Rasputin is a clear example of a figure from a pre-industrial society. In any case, so, small wonder socialism (actually, it was communism they got, see below) failed.

“Germany attempted it and we had WWII.”

Wrong. Again, Michel addressed this, but I’ll say it again, Hitler was a fascist, not a socialist or communist. I believe I have posted before, why was the USSR allied with us and not Germany if they were both socialist countries? I suspect Hitler and his cronies knew exactly what they were doing when they chose their name. including the Germanic equivalent word of “socialist” to hide what they truly were.

Some of us have stated in posts over the years here that socialism and fascism (or communism and fascism) are diametrically opposed.

Gary may have given us a better way to express things in the discussion. Rather than a one-dimensional spectrum, he has talked about putting things in a two-dimensional matrix, where one direction includes one extreme as totalitarianism. (Gary, post in this thread!)

I have listened to folks like Glenn Beck who must be willfully equating socialism (communism) with fascism simply because both had/have the totalitarianism aspect and I suspect to deliberately confuse their listeners/watchers. (As an alternative to Gary’s matrix, another way I view it is to tie negative infinity and infinity together in the one-dimensional spectrum/number-line and that point of gluing is where the extremes have become totalitarianism. Also note that socialism is not communism. Communism is the totalitarian extreme of socialism. Anyway, with the two extreme points glued, maybe they start to seem the same, and just as bad, but they were not arrived at by the same routes.)

“Socialism almost destroyed England until they moved away from it.”

I get a kick out of readers of “1984” that did/do not realize that Orwell was a socialist. So, yes, there’s one piece of evidence socialism got a fair hold in England. Whether it nearly destroyed them or whether they did/are move/moving away from it are claims that require supporting links. As our UK posters have talked about, surveillance of the public has increased greatly, for a longer amount of time than here in the USA (or they’ve been aware longer). That points towards totalitarianism. Is it towards fascism or communism, though?

Many posts in the thread have talked about stealing from the hard-working individuals and giving to the lazy ones. I wish I had my copy of his book with me. (I had to read it in college. More on that below.)

One, to the best of my recollection, it was Marx’s belief, right or wrong, that the great majority of people want to work! If I am remembering correctly, then does that surprise you? (By the way, even if he said that, again, his belief could’ve been wrong or the implementation of socialism was never implemented as he suggested. I’m not going to sit here and type out some claim, let alone trying to justify it that “Socialism will be tried correctly somewhere and work this time.” As I said, I am not a socialist.)

Does the following also surprise you? “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need[s]”. You left out half of that and focused on the “lazy masses”. (My phrase in quotes.) If my recollections are correct, does it change how you follow up with comments about what socialism is? If so, how? If not, why not???

“In case you didn't know it, Karl Marx wouldn't have been able to produce what he wrote if it weren't for the fact that his man friend supported him. Karl wasn't much of a worker and preferred to hang around the bars and talk politics than do a day's work.”

For how you finished this paragraph, see my last two paragraphs. This seems to be a wonderful statement to discredit a person, but, again, you have not provided us supporting links, just two claims.

(Are you also trying to suggest he was gay or bi with the phrase “man friend”?)

A few years after I read “The Communist Manifesto”, I read Limbaugh’s “The Way Things Ought to Be” and “See, I Told You So!” (This probably surprises many of you. If you’d like to know the story behind why, I’ll tell you. Again, this should be evidence towards my somewhat centrist stance.)

Given that Limbaugh had already been on the air a number of years (his TV show was only on the air maybe a year, and yes, I did watch some of it, too), I am willing to bet he was able to churn out those two books fairly quickly. I do not think much of what he said was new. Some of it we may have agree with. What took maybe a little time was adding his sensationalistic spin on it; throwing in a word like a femin4z1 here and there, for example. (Another attempt at conflation of two different things.)

Have you ever tried to write something of significant length? Not a post here; not a 20 page paper for a high school or college class which requires mostly synthesis of the ideas of others and maybe a little opinion at the end and with no original research to report? (I no longer consider reading and synthesizing research; that is a literature search and synthesis.)

I am willing to bet Marx needed time freed up in order to write because what he wrote was pretty radically new. See how well you do working 40, or even 80! hours a week and producing a new original work. You might need some NoDoze … oops, 5-Hour Energy for that, these days, and we know that stuff is junk.

“As for the United States, we did it to ourself. In the late 1800's, We decided we lacked a good university system and the lack of skilled people was holding us back as a country. The solution to the problem was simple. We would send our best and brightest to Germany for a world class education. This worked out well for the engineering students but it was a disaster for the political science students. They get mixed up in the German Marxist movements and brought it back to the United States.”

I mentioned above I had to read “The Communist Manifesto” in college. It was my junior year. All students there took 3 core courses in the first 3 years and the third year was on the 1850s or so on and how the works developed then did or did not shape things as we saw them in 1989 or 1990. The professor I had that 3rd year was an open socialist.

Have you been to college? Either way, what makes you think professors are not argued against, particularly when it is a course on history or political science and the topic is socialism? You think all those poor college age students that went to Germany in the late 1800s were “sucked in”, apparently? Oh, come on! You really think there weren’t people among that group of students that wouldn’t debate/argue just like you do now and that such students do not exist today? At times, there may not be enough of them, but they are there! Sometimes they are legion! And often, whatever the size of the group, at least a few speak up!!! I have seen it from both sides and it does not even have to be in classes like history or political science. I think you seriously need to reconsider and revise what was happening in the USA and around the world in the 1880s to 1920s or so and what direction it has sent us in, or at least the strength of the movements.

‘Nuff said for the moment.

P.S.-betreger, please don't be so literal about my opening post. Defining it depends on what Marx actually first said. If socialism should be an enemy, known thine enemy, not what Glenn Beck claims about your enemy, right?

P.P.S-Dena, what you posted over the past few years seems to indicate the power of someone like Glenn Beck over your high school education, which I am sure was nowhere near as liberally influenced as you might claim, based on what seems to be your age range.
28) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1566362)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Sarge
What good would a singular definition be?
The USA is heading towards Capitalist Feudalism.
Russia is becoming a Capitalist Autocracy.
China a Capitalist Socialist Plutocracy.

Whatever the Europeans have they're the only ones taking Democracy seriously.

Good observations and totally off topic. This thread asks for a definition.
Daddio has an idea but he does not define anything he only describes a few things. IMO poor form for a university professor.


Don't worry about that.
I'll try to respond before the week is up, despite being a bit busy and ill.

Daddio's posts are ok.
Michel has done the best so far to counter her answers.
There are CLEAR errors and Dena, you are re-hashing misunderstandings you stated when you used to post.
Maybe we can get Gary to come on and talk about "the matrix" again. It really fits.

P.S.-I'm not a socialist, but I'd sure rather people get straight what they are fighting against.
29) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1565982)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Sarge
Dena.

Define socialism.

You'll probably be wrong, so most of us will ignore this thread. :)

Have at it and have fun!
30) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1565981)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Sarge
Here is Lady al-Qaeda - the woman all jihadists want.
Mother of three Aafia Siddiqui, 42, was the only woman on America's list of the world's most wanted terrorists before she was arrested by security forces in Afghanistan in 2008.
Siddiqui studied cognitive neuroscience at Brandeis University located in Waltham, Massachusetts.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aafia_Siddiqui
Weird don't you Think?


Look, Dena! Look at Siddiqui the socialist.
31) Message boards : Politics : If we could remove ... (Message 1565980)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Sarge
While it wouldn't eliminate all of our problems, the majority of our major problems would be eliminated if we could eliminate evil. That is a human trait that serves no useful purpose and causes much harm.

In the same vein as "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter", Evil, to a large degree, is in the eye of the beholder.

Just where do you start and where do you stop in the elimination process ?

T.A.

The concept of evil is pretty simple. It is defined by the 10 commandments but if you want a simple definition, evil is to harm another for personal gain. While evil is defined by christianity, other religions have the same concept. It's a socialistic idea to think evil is relative because it isn't. Now many people in history who were evil didn't consider themselves evil. We have seen examples in Germany, Russia, China and many other countries where I am sure the leaders thought they were doing the best thing they could for their country but killing millions of innocence people just to get them out of the way can't be called anything other than evil.


Enjoy Heaven and your 72 Virgins. :)
32) Message boards : Politics : The racial teachings of Rudolf Steiner. Founder of Anthroposophy and Waldorf education (Message 1564215)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Sarge
Well i haven't and after reading that i know why . Another crack pot .

You don't have to be a brainiac to see it's all B/S Gooba Gaba

Another arty farty person who thought he was better than every one else .


I have very little time for so called ppl in the arts . Stuck up , pompuse , insulting nobody's .

Politeness is a form of insult and i have no time for pretentious ppl


Why, Glenn, so nice to see ye matey! I am sooo sorry you're offended by my well-formed, hyper-developed corpus callosum, allowing me to be both supra-logical and yet fairly artistically inclined. Thus, I shall politely decline from posting much. :)

P.S.-as Cap'n Avatar used ta say ...












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33) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1564195)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Sarge
Nope, Clyde is not representative of US USAians. :)

I just despise The Deranged Left, as much as The Deranged Right.

The Left Wing Ideology cannot stand anyone pointing out their stupidly. I ALWAYS take their silly attacks as a compliment. Keep it up.

Just wondering if there will be a response to this Post. If there is, it will, of course, be filled with Super Intelligent Thoughtfulness.

On second thought. I almost forgot. Left Wing? Nah. Will not be Intelligent.

:):):)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th3g7LwOrgg; screw ur left! HA HA HA HA HA!!!
34) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1564188)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Sarge
I just despise The Deranged Left, as much as The Deranged Right.

You missed the deranged center and all those who are at right angles to your failed left-right world view.


He's firing missiles at left angles to the reality of SEP fields with more spiritual fortitude than his Gorn heritage can muster and fight?

Or shall we dub his new new screen name Anon 7, unforgiving/unforgiven?
35) Message boards : Politics : The racial teachings of Rudolf Steiner. Founder of Anthroposophy and Waldorf education (Message 1564184)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Sarge
Live In A Hood Like This'n and Youse Gets Real Racial Real Fast.

No Need fO nO Brainiac Sophist Readings.

Nun Uh.

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Awww, yeah, preach on, Bruthah DeAdly! Only youse n me knows bout dat hood! Vourse, mah hood was da farms where I was be shootin da 22z on da farm, hittin geese that liked dA saltinez. Please splain us ur hood?
36) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1564142)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Sarge
Nope, Clyde is not representative of US USAians. :)
37) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1564137)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Sarge
It looks like the woman had serious mental health problems rather than being "evil". She should have been sent to a psychiatric facility rather than prison as she wasn't responsible for her actions.

Just as the guy who chopped-off that Reporter's head?

He's sane? No.

Is he responsible for his actions? Yes.

That reporter had as much right to life, as the children.

Using Religion/Ideology, Voices, etc., to excuse murderous and evil behavior: Is a dangerous road.


You're drawing a correlation between two different issues and attempting to infer a simple and similar conclusion. A religious jihadist isn't mentally insane in the same way that someone suffering from schizophrenia is insane.

Why aren't persons using Religion/Ideology suffering from schizophrenia?


Because most of them are not claiming to literally hear the voice of their God, which would be a clear sign of schizophrenia. Most of them are claiming to be carrying out the work/word of God according to their interpretation of the scripture. That's a very minute but important distinction which makes all the difference in how we should handle each case.


Ozz, apparently Clyde was a cop, or in his SEMI-retirement he is now a cop.
He probably was among those in the early 80s that voted for reducing funding to psychiatric centers.
It probably gave him more to do as a police officer, as people are more intent on criminalizing the mentally ill, as used to occur.
Wayne LaPierre squandered his chance to get a conversation about mental health going. Then again, he was probably going to try to get them put in jail.
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Finally?!? (Message 1562502)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Sarge
OK, the laptop discussed earlier is the oldest of 3. While I let that one go on two WUs using stock apps ...

The 2nd oldest is http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=6729536 and I assume, by some of the returned WUs' application listed, I still have optimized apps on there. Can anyone tell if I need to update them?

This one is my newest. I've only had it about 2 months and have not bothered to install optimized apps on it yet. I'm going to bed soon, so if anyone call tell me what options I need to set, I can work on it early tomorrow morning.

I also downloaded CPU-Z to perhaps give more info about the CPU and GPU, if that will help provide more info.
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Finally?!? (Message 1561740)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Sarge
Re-asking, since no one addressed it yet: is http://www.arkayn.us/forum/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=item114 still an ok place from which to get the optimized apps?
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Finally?!? (Message 1560909)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Sarge
What is more worrying, why is your host got work for the opencl_ati_nocal_100 plan_class, your GPU doesn't have OpenCL capabilities, but does have CAL capability,
So why is getting work for a plan_class that should only be used when NO CAL support is available, while OpenCL support is available.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=5338308

201 (0xc9) EXIT_MISSING_COPROC


Claggy


Are you referring to the two tasks which it claims I aborted?

Yes, your GPU isn't OpenCL capable, while the apps that use that planclass only use OpenCL.

Claggy


Well, I am sure it's nothing I've done. I haven't installed the optimized apps yet, either. When I do, looks like I'll be getting them from http://www.arkayn.us/forum/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=item104 ... ?


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