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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #4440 on: November 05, 2014, 03:38:13 AM »
Dangit, Rock, why did your meme reference have to be wittier than mine!?

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #4441 on: November 05, 2014, 09:39:52 AM »
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #4442 on: November 05, 2014, 09:58:46 AM »

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« Reply #4443 on: November 05, 2014, 10:18:37 AM »
Isn't anarcho-Objectivism a bit like atheist-Catholicism?

I don't see why you couldn't have that.  In Ottawa, near where I live, there's an atheist synagogue, for people who want to just perform essentially meaningless cultural rituals.  (They don't put it that way, but that's what it really is if you're performing the rituals of a religion you don't believe to be true.)

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« Reply #4444 on: November 06, 2014, 04:51:24 AM »
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #4445 on: November 06, 2014, 11:18:36 AM »

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« Reply #4446 on: November 06, 2014, 02:26:28 PM »
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #4447 on: November 06, 2014, 10:05:57 PM »
More awesome (good) advice from John Cheese. :)
http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-worst-things-people-do-when-trying-to-help/
From #1 on that:  "Ask yourself, 'What is it costing me to be in this relationship?' If the answer is your dreams, identity, or dignity, the cost is too high."--Doctor Phil
All my yes. :)

http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-6-most-quoted-pieces-advice-that-are-usually-wrong/
http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-common-pieces-advice-that-are-almost-always-wrong/

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"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #4448 on: November 07, 2014, 04:35:00 PM »
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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« Reply #4449 on: November 07, 2014, 06:17:46 PM »
More awesome (good) advice from John Cheese. :)
http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-worst-things-people-do-when-trying-to-help/
From #1 on that:  "Ask yourself, 'What is it costing me to be in this relationship?' If the answer is your dreams, identity, or dignity, the cost is too high."--Doctor Phil
All my yes. :)

And while not nearly as surprising as good advice from Doctor Laura, still pretty surprising.

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« Reply #4450 on: November 07, 2014, 07:27:12 PM »
And while not nearly as surprising as good advice from Doctor Laura, still pretty surprising.
>>Doctor Laura
Okay, if I Google that, am I going to become stupider, angrier or both?
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« Reply #4451 on: November 07, 2014, 07:52:25 PM »
>>Doctor Laura
Okay, if I Google that, am I going to become stupider, angrier or both?

Most like, angrier.

If you watched the show Frasier, there was an episode that featured a parody of her called Doctor Nora, who was only a moderate exaggeration.

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« Reply #4452 on: November 07, 2014, 08:06:13 PM »
>>Doctor Laura
Okay, if I Google that, am I going to become stupider, angrier or both?

Dr. Laura is most widely known for popularizing the idea that you and nothing else is/are responsible for the problems in your life. She is also known for ranting on the radio. Picture Judge Judy giving psychological/marital/relationship advice and you pretty much got the show.

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« Reply #4453 on: November 09, 2014, 12:36:45 PM »
As I've said to D (and likely to Hawkeye) before, these articles below are some of the best arguments against government--especially leftist stuff like welfare, govco schools, etc--I've ever seen.  Because how much easier would those lessons be to learn if we hadn't been indoctrinated with the opposite of the truth for YEARS by govco run schools? And yes, well aware of the irony that Wong and Cheese would NEVER admit to the libertarian slanting of these articles.  I've yet to read, "How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World" by Harry Browne yet (the writing is just terribad...I'm talking Ayn Rand tier here with how much he repeats himself...there ARE other ways to show emphasis in writing that aren't as annoying), but I have a suspicion that if Harry were still alive and were to ignore the SJW bits from Wong, he'd give an approving nod to these:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-ways-youre-accidentally-making-everyone-hate-you/
http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-harsh-truths-that-will-make-you-better-person/
http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-useless-pieces-advice-everyone-gives/

Okay, anyone who knows me knows that I do NOT like David Wong, especially with his SJW and "the sky is falling!" bends, however, ignoring the bits where he lets his SJW side slip in these (only holding the guy to the standards and not the girl in harsh truths one; or what comes off as 'thin privilege!111' bollocks in the useless advice one), the articles themselves are very good.

Like a very well written self help book that doesn't suck, or a advice from a wise old relative who actually knows what they're talking about.

Personally, I thought John Cheese said it better regarding the 'grown up hobbies' bullshit Wong was espousing: 
"First of all, don't look at your parents boring lives and assume that being an adult means living according to their template. No, you don't have to ditch the video games and take up a 'grown up' hobby like golf if you don't feel like it. See, once you're an adult, you get to decide."--
http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-life-actually-does-get-better/

And speaking of John Cheese, some really win 'self help' ish articles from him that are very win as well:
http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-you-dont-miss-your-20s-when-theyre-over/
http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-high-school-doesnt-prepare-you-work/
http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-pieces-advice-every-high-school-graduate-should-get/ (save for the last item--I mean, he IS aware that government authority is still a thing, right?)

As a final note, the "nice guys" bit was destroyed by Karen Straughan here:

And I've posted stuff from Chateau Heartiste and from Paul Elam before noting that the "jerk" (read: alpha) behavior many talk about is, to an extent, what attracts many women for the same reason a large rack and a nice ass attracts men to women, rather than coming with stuff a lady finds desirable.
http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-pieces-advice-every-adult-wishes-they-got-as-teenager Another outstanding one. :)
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #4454 on: November 09, 2014, 03:39:40 PM »