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Forum: Politics 10-20-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 32,145
Posted By Perry Winkle
I grant that's a pretty crude question on the...

I grant that's a pretty crude question on the surface. The reality of the question is that it's a metaphorical way of expressing disbelief of the way you get off contemplating widespread suffering....
Forum: Politics 10-18-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 32,145
Posted By Perry Winkle
It's a continuum. The more security you have the...

It's a continuum. The more security you have the more you can raise the bar of human expression and achievement. Sure a lot of dross gets created, but that's the case with anything.

Leo Tolstoy...
Forum: Politics 10-18-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 32,145
Posted By Perry Winkle
You also sacrifice art and science and other...

You also sacrifice art and science and other forms of specialization. Want the return of a short, brutal existence? Move to Afghanistan or the Congo or something.
Forum: Politics 10-17-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 32,145
Posted By Perry Winkle
I was just trying to be generous and help unpack...

I was just trying to be generous and help unpack that idea a bit, hoping to find some interesting philosophical nugget. I should probably just get back to work.
Forum: Politics 10-17-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 32,145
Posted By Perry Winkle
Honestly, it is really hard to figure out what...

Honestly, it is really hard to figure out what the heck HQ is saying in between all of the regurgitated sound bites.

Can anyone in the US honestly say they benefit in no way from services provided...
Forum: Politics 10-17-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 32,145
Posted By Perry Winkle
So to boil your statements down it's all about...

So to boil your statements down it's all about you. You have everything you need independent of the rest of humanity, so you really don't care what happens to anyone else. You feel you are unjustly...
Forum: Politics 10-17-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 32,145
Posted By Perry Winkle
Insults only hurt when they have some degree of...

Insults only hurt when they have some degree of truth. Looks like I might have touched a nerve. And here I thought you were a steely individualist, surrounded in the impenetrable armor of his...
Forum: Politics 10-17-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 32,145
Posted By Perry Winkle
You don't need to prove anything to me. I've...

You don't need to prove anything to me. I've already written you off as delusional and paranoid.

Still, I'd enjoy hearing tales of your time living as a member of a tribe in Papua New Guinea. And...
Forum: Politics 10-17-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 32,145
Posted By Perry Winkle
His user picture is of a caveman. Fits pretty...

His user picture is of a caveman. Fits pretty good. I'd like to see him actually try to survive in the individualistic world he espouses.
Forum: Politics 10-17-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 32,145
Posted By Perry Winkle
It's only horseshit because your brain simplifies...

It's only horseshit because your brain simplifies everything to fit your biases.

You do a pretty good job parroting the Libertarian handbook, but that doesn't make you any smarter than a bible...
Forum: Politics 10-17-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 32,145
Posted By Perry Winkle
Don't want to participate? Move to the...

Don't want to participate? Move to the wilderness. Don't participate in any economic activity. Don't rely on emergency services, state-funded roads, or any of a number of things. You can so no, but...
Forum: Nothingland 10-15-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,253
Posted By Perry Winkle
Of course we give ours a somewhat militaristic...

Of course we give ours a somewhat militaristic name. Anything else would be un-American.
Forum: Home Base 10-11-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,083
Posted By Perry Winkle
I hear that's the title of George R. R. Martin's...

I hear that's the title of George R. R. Martin's next series of novels.
Forum: Nothingland 10-10-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 252,182
Posted By Perry Winkle
I like my Brother all-in-one. Has been working...

I like my Brother all-in-one. Has been working without issue for over a year.
Forum: Image of the Day 10-08-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,238
Posted By Perry Winkle
I knew the Sarlacc was real.

I knew the Sarlacc was real.
Forum: Current Events 10-04-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,072
Posted By Perry Winkle
Don't patronize me. I never said unconditional...

Don't patronize me. I never said unconditional support, elimination of poverty or the end to all wars.

I think it's better to set lofty goals and take baby steps toward them than to give up and...
Forum: Current Events 10-04-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,072
Posted By Perry Winkle
That's not the first argument I would make given...

That's not the first argument I would make given Clodfobble's post. I would first argue for universal, non-judgmental support. If you fear being mentally ill will necessarily mean you have to give up...
Forum: Home Base 10-04-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,593
Posted By Perry Winkle
I deleted my Facebook account maybe 2 years ago....

I deleted my Facebook account maybe 2 years ago. Couldn't have made a better decision. I wish my wife would kill her account. She spends anywhere from 1 hour to all damn day on it.
Forum: Food and Drink 10-03-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,740
Posted By Perry Winkle
I've only had brussel sprouts a handful of times....

I've only had brussel sprouts a handful of times. Every time they were roasted with lots of garlic, spices and bacon. I enjoyed them immensely.
Forum: Politics 10-03-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 32,145
Posted By Perry Winkle
I seriously doubt the president ordered the...

I seriously doubt the president ordered the barricades specifically. It's probably SOP when the Parks service closes certain things indefinitely.



I have this fantasy that if the trash started...
Forum: Food and Drink 10-02-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,740
Posted By Perry Winkle
Black olives. Or basically any of the shitty...

Black olives. Or basically any of the shitty olives I grew up around. Can't stand them even coming in contact with my food, as even the slightest taste is repugnant to me. I love _good_ olives...
Forum: Home Base 10-01-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,331
Posted By Perry Winkle
I consider myself a pretty tolerant person. I've...

I consider myself a pretty tolerant person. I've been offended/disgusted to some degree by many posts here but never so regularly by a single user. That and the inconsiderate post formatting made...
Forum: Home Base 09-24-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 212,104
Posted By Perry Winkle
That's one of the main things Montana pawn shops...

That's one of the main things Montana pawn shops deal in. Buy a car, an old toaster and a second-hand assault weapon in one place.
Forum: Nothingland 09-23-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,616
Posted By Perry Winkle
Fredrick State University of New York at Albany...

Fredrick State University of New York at Albany just doesn't have much of a ring to it.
Forum: Nothingland 09-22-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,616
Posted By Perry Winkle
George Newcastle That's the only school I...

George Newcastle

That's the only school I attended that would work.
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