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  1. μ-Ziq for U

    153. Undisputed Truth - Smiling Faces Sometimes 154. Jamiroquai - Didjital Vibrations
  2. Hi @Mole I guess that's you changing your mind about/discarding military internship... right? If so, good on you! Make it work! Barnsley
  3. Friends

    The only part, that I guess is somewhat agreeable to me is that it takes time to cultivate friendships. (also, you haven't responded to my other 5 questions, no push just letting you know I noticed)
  4. Huh. So you are in favour of/are pro-state, pro-coercion. Am I correct? May I ask you to describe 'CRAPitalism' ?
  5. Hi @fumigator (is your nick, a variation of 'insect/pest exterminator'?.. mine can be seen as a stable-like structure with animals inside) Nonsense (your idea, respectfully) , while I'm not saying complete dominance of mega-corporations isn't possible... I am having a hard time imaging it being possible, though. (less than 1 to Googol chance) The reason why I think what you are stating is simply erroneous (and pro statist) is because it's evident, where you have more free-market (coercion free), the less things get subsidised to the detriment of the taxpayers/those involved, higher competition means better services all-around and those who wish to not fade away must, have to, need to provide actual (real) value or be outcompeted shortly. (i.e. To name a few things = laser eye-surgery, communication devices, GPS... technologies released out of the decay filled swamps of state power ruled prison) Imagine this. How long would the education sector keep up with it's destructive, ideologue factory like nature, if people would have to pay themselves from pocket for all the fees? How many students would consider taking a social-, art-, women studies degree for the CURRENT, REAL price of those options? ... never mind the soul crushing side effects, leading to childlessness, debts, extensive collection of cognitive dissonances, false and vacuous self-esteem... etc. Who would go to universities, where the value of the certificate they acquired devalued before they even began the first semester (no guarantee to be employed, in a merit based economy people who don't want to provide value wither away) ? How would universities attract students if they couldn't be subsidised? Would there be more, or less practice, field work for students? (consulting the industries on a regular basis, updating the curriculum so that it followed what was actually required to be employed) p.s. Just out of curiosity... Are you in possession of ANY non-coercion based work experience?
  6. Friends

    Hi @J.L.W , thanks for some added info on some of my questions.
  7. Friends

    I see. No. How about this?... Office politics isn't free choice. Therefore, I'd say it's more temporary alliances, convenience, politics in general for making the best of what is given within an artificial environment. Friendship (meaningful, true, virtue-based) is different. You can choose what to give, what to accept. Doing so, not because you don't want to dread working at a place where you only have a few individuals (sometimes not even that) who you really get along with. But because you are mostly able to / being your true self, outside of an artificial environment. (True/false self? I'm sure you're familiar with..) Interesting, since how you started out the topic of friendship sounded like being accustomed to = therefore friends. (I haven’t seen you mention values, deeply held or not.) I see your first statement, a description of friendship as getting used to being around certain people. Isn't that what you wrote? Passively, like a leaf in the wind. Unlike choosing... Utilitarian perspective? This is what I meant with the 'business' like mentality. 'You scratch my back...' There's no real risk as the relationship isn't too valuable(though some might grow into something more special, occasionally). In general, those people are 'interchangeable' acquaintances. No strong ties just a sense of convenience. Do you think that's fair to say? No offence taken. (Just, don't be arrogant if you don't want to. Preferably. I believe.) So for you, false/pretentious friendship doesn't exist. + Or, am I correctly assuming that you'd say, shared suffering brings people closer and makes them friends too? (as in: not that it can, but it usually does) Are those, also part of how you see friendship?
  8. Friends

    I don't think that is basic. It's common rather. What do you think about shared values, admiration, the need to learn from the other as a basis for true friendship? Isn't it acquintance, anything else you have? 'Business' oriented setups, where distances are mutually kept?
  9. μ-Ziq for U

    (For all the special people in Washington, and here as well!) -152.- Public Service Broadcasting - Go!
  10. μ-Ziq for U

    150. Yoko Kanno - 7 Minutes 151. Hell Interface - Midas Touch (Midnight Star) Midas (/ˈmaɪdəs/; Greek: Μίδας)
  11. Is Feudalism a form of Anarchism?

    To @Saarang Sahasrabudhe Noted. Thanks.
  12. Poetry and Quotations Thread

    Many thanks to Stefan Molyneux for bringing it up, I had been waiting for hearing him mention it. - - - - - Do not go gentle into that good night /Dylan Thomas, 1914 - 1953/ Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. - - - - -
  13. Hi @DavidFoxfire The practical (?) : ° Could/would a 'rule of thumb' amount of time indicated, be helpful as to foretell in what duration an ideal choice should be made within (+/- upon negotiation, but no DM final say) ° Additionally, a simplified framework be drawn up as part of the familiarisation, where players are introduced to such scenarios, initiators should always take into consideration the probable effects on (no hand-holding) - the self - the target - cumulative/one off - physical/magical Very true. I remember, once or twice there were short campaigns to get a feel for, cut off dead weight from characters before 'THE' campaign. (people have a hard time describing their actual taste, unless they're seasoned players) Biblical stories?... Jordan B Peterson? Moral conundrums?
  14. μ-Ziq for U

    148. The Chaozhou Ensemble - Xiu He Bao(Embroidering a gift to her lover) 149. Betty Carter - Open The Door
  15. True. Adamantium level iron-clad. (1) I suppose, one can't reasonably believe an immovable object could be dislocated, only if it was pushed from the right angle... anxiety. Especially if (the second caller) any grip you might try to hold onto, realigns itself to prevent your each and every attempt. Mortified to be revealed, must be a pitiful existence. It's dangerous to be around such people. (2) Sort of like The Library of Babel,with Immanuel Kant locked up inside somewhere... hehe. I even created a thread, here. Care to take a gander?

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