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Messages - lafindumonde

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For the longest time I was anti-Christian, because the liberal message therein.

After some more extensive research, I think the truth is that Christianity is too complex for most people. They try to turn a large and subtle religion which contains within it hidden and deep truths into a measly soundbite supporting leftist agendas. They take Biblical references out of context and lack the context or intelligence to fully understand it, of course naturally trying to twist anything they find in favor of leftist causes.

I think the Catholics may have been right to a large degree, with Martin Luther doing a disservice to many. The intelligent would have been able to learn Latin and do the research, read the great theologians and understand the full implications and meanings. The illiterate were capable of knowing the core message and what was necessary from priests, icons, and a message which was communicated frequently and part of daily life for the medieval peasant.

One example: after reading the mass-printed translations, the proles went on a chimp-out, destroying a great deal of beautiful religious artwork because they misunderstood a commandment regarding idols. They read something apparently straight-forward, misinterpreted it and inverted the meaning, and went around destroying works of great beauty that had previously served to education them on higher meanings.  The mistakes continue to this day.

Some say despite this, the core message is simple enough: try to do good, realize you make mistakes, seek to know God and repent your sins. The left has decided that the most important part of this is "do good" with "good" meaning "support a leftist agenda" and then decided the God part isn't so important and sin doesn't really exist, except where it means anything anti-left, because all leftist choices are equally good: like sodomizing your neighbors dog or sodomizing your neighbor - it's all free choice yo!

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Interzone / Re: Youth need modern life alternative
« on: September 16, 2012, 12:15:09 AM »
Options:

1. Don't work, take advantage of the semi-socialist system while living in your parents basement (TANF, Food Stamps, EBT Cards, etc.)
2. Get a semi-decent paying job and slack off / do the bare minimum
3. Get laid off and collect Unemployment indefinitely as the government keeps extending it
4. Get declared "disabled" and collect free money

Then do whatever you want.

Alternatively you could try to pursue a career in something which you think you could be proud of and give it your full effort.

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Interzone / Re: Upgrading our codec
« on: September 16, 2012, 12:13:02 AM »

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Metal / Re: Dead Can Dance - 2012 Setlist
« on: September 07, 2012, 03:53:49 PM »
AUSTIN. TONIGHT.

 8)

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Interzone / Re: Southern Europe ruined again
« on: September 06, 2012, 01:40:39 PM »
I heard everyone in Spain takes a 3 hour lunch and several siestas throughout the day. I wonder how they make money anyway?

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Interzone / Re: Quality life over quantity life
« on: September 04, 2012, 03:06:55 PM »
I'm assuming Global Warming is real, in some form, despite mainstream dissent. Mainstream seeks justification for continuing the status quo even in the face of imminent death.

That so: we probably can expect more droughts and trouble growing crops in the future. This will help grow stock in "drought resistant crop" promoted by producers of GMO crops (investment opportunity?), but it may nevertheless be interesting to see where it leads. Will the government force wealth redistribution? Will most people simply reduce their meat consumption and rely solely on GMO corn products?

The politically friendly thing to do is print free money and hand it out, but this is making everything more expensive. It would be interesting to hear some short to long-term predictions from really high-IQ types.

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Interzone / Re: Lower-Class Becoming Redundant
« on: September 04, 2012, 03:03:17 PM »
So it's like a game of Command and Conquer? Consume all the resources before your enemies!

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Interzone / Re: Lower-Class Becoming Redundant
« on: September 04, 2012, 02:12:17 AM »
Some comments on the article make a good point:

What is the point of replacing jobs with robots if you're making things that require jobs to sell? If these people no longer have jobs to go to, they don't even need to buy cars.

Will we just create more BS make-work jobs or just let everyone sit at home and get free government sponsored pot and video games?

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Interzone / Lower-Class Becoming Redundant
« on: September 03, 2012, 03:59:01 PM »
This is the future. A new wave of robots, far more adept than those now commonly used by automakers and other heavy manufacturers, are replacing workers around the world in both manufacturing and distribution.

http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/future-work-humans-not-necessary.html

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Interzone / Re: Caffeinated beverages
« on: August 30, 2012, 12:23:18 AM »
BLACK FUCKING TEA!!!!!!!!!

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Metal / Re: Dead Can Dance - 2012 Setlist
« on: August 25, 2012, 04:03:51 AM »
Brandon has been vocal about only wanting to tour on new content and not becoming an elderly "greatest hits" tour gig.

I agree though, I prefer the older stuff.

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Interzone / Electric Cars are Scams
« on: August 15, 2012, 02:16:17 PM »
Not financial scams, in the sense that they aren't particularly profitable and end up being really expensive for everyone, but scams in the emotional/moral sense.

Government Subsidies - EVs are subsidized by the government at $7,500 per vehicle. That is equivalent to 1,899 gallons of gasoline at today's prices ($3.95). In a modern compact gasoline engine car (@ 40mpg) that would take you about 76,000 miles. Typical American cars are only expected to last 150,000 miles or 8 years. That means 50% of a typical vehicles lifetime operational costs are being subsidized by the government (potentially at the expensive of more effective technologies).

Cost - Even with government subsidies, in a highly comparable vehicle like the Ford Focus (40mpg gasoline car vs the EV counterpart). The EV vehicle costs $39,200 vs the $16,200 price tag for the standard version. This is *after* government subsidies. The consumer starts out negative $23,000. To even break even at this point over the Focus, the consumer would have to drive 233,000 miles. This is 150% the lifespan of a typical American vehicle. The consumer will never even make their money back - neither will the taxpayer.

eMPG - Electric vehicles get an "estimated MPG" of around 100 mpg. This is based on the cost of electricity to charge the vehicle vs the equivalent cost of gasoline. 100mpg vehicles were being built 28 years ago. 100mpg vehicles could be built easily today (e.g. diesel) if safety regulations did not require extremely heavy vehicles so people who want to SMS while they drive don't hurt themselves. 100mpg motorcycles and scooters already exist and could be made more efficient if it was worthwhile for the manufacturers.

Environmentally - EV batteries require rare minerals that require a great deal of energy to extract from the ground. The batteries themselves may have a limited lifespan, and must be recycled properly to avoid harming the environment. In other words - we're just shifting the environmental impact and making a more expensive product, but it doesn't seem to be diminishing. In addition, electricity is generated via burning coal in many states - essentially negating the "environmentally saving" impact of electric vehicles over modern gasoline engines with cleaner exhaust emissions. Hopefuls believe someday we can generate all electricity via renewable methods, but this is still a long way off.

People drive extremely inefficiently - A much simpler strategy than EVs would be to simply drive better. Extremely efficient driving has achieved record results of over 80mpg in a diesel. What if instead of battery tech, we simply used a cheap computer to steady steering, breaking and acceleration? GPS coordination and automated driving in congested areas has already been discussed, and automated vehicles are currently being worked on. Using technology to automate driving has already been proven safe in testing. If not for the fear of lawsuits and complex bureaucratic dealings it could already be available to consumers. Using this technology in modern gasoline engines could easily create vehicles that already show how electric vehicles are a foolish, outdated, and wasteful government-sponsored technology.

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Interzone / Re: Alien Invasion: Already here?
« on: August 14, 2012, 04:57:05 PM »
We are the aliens.

When a giant nuclear volcanic blast released our ancient souls they came to this planet to cause us relationship and money problems. It is only through donating to my church that you may be free.

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Metal / Re: Winglord - The Chosen One
« on: August 13, 2012, 04:23:59 PM »
A few listens of the full album have shown the quality. As you stated, the limited quality Youtube clips certainly don't do it justice. I think they chose the least appealing track on the album for the preview, but it does seem to benefit from an in-context listen as part of the whole. There are some good parts that remind me of Vangelis.

(p.s. Blade Runner Soundtrack > All. KEEP ASKING.)

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Interzone / Re: Sikh Temple Gunman Part of WN Hardcore Band
« on: August 08, 2012, 07:14:27 PM »
WHITE TRASHICUS UNDERMAXIMUS RAGE!!!!

"Dude these guys have like hats and they did 9/11 I think" *RAGEQUIT!!!!*

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Nope, wrong group. Not even the same religion and ethnicity dumbass.

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