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Messages - Taradiddle Doodoo

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Interzone / HIV resistant superman commits suicide
« on: September 17, 2013, 05:55:58 PM »
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A New Yorker who fascinated doctors because he was resistant to H.I.V. and AIDS has committed suicide, aged 66.

Stephen Crohn was dubbed 'The Man Who Can't Catch AIDS' by The Independent in 1996 after his boyfriend and scores of his friends passed away from the disease but he remained healthy.

Bravely, he volunteered to have his white blood cells exposed to H.I.V. but doctors were unable to infect him - even at concentrations thousands of times stronger than anything that would occur outside a test tube.

But on August 23, he committed suicide, his sister Amy Crohn Santagata said on Friday.

'My brother saw all his friends around him dying, and he didn't die,' Ms Santagata said, according to The New York Times.

'He went through a tremendous amount of survivor guilt about that and said to himself, "There's got to be a reason."'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2421699/Stephen-Crohn-dies-man-AIDS-commits-suicide-66-survivors-guilt.html


Stephen Crohn, the man who couldn't get AIDS.

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Interzone / Re: Cyborg
« on: September 17, 2013, 09:08:36 AM »
There's people that walk around with sex toys in their butt all the time. They go to work, go to the stores, they do everything with a sex toy in their butt. They also claim it enhances their performance.

This makes me wonder whether being a cyborg is a form of degeneracy. Will there be people who claim they were born in the wrong body and that they need a plastic surgeon to give them circular saws instead of hands? We've already seen trannies and cat people becoming more accepted in society, cyborgs could be the next thing...

No offense to the posters in this thread. When I was a kid I sure would have liked to have bionic arms. But think of how being a cyborg would be implemented in our current degenerate society. Like commercial space travel I can't think of anything good coming from this :'(

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Interzone / Re: Baby boomer dictionary
« on: September 16, 2013, 09:52:45 PM »
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No it doesn't. How does handing your wallet over negate a robbery?

Because it wasn't taken, it was given.

That's semantics. The same situation still occurs: someone comes over, threatens you and demands your wallet and you end up giving him the wallet. An honest man would at least admit that he only did so because he was threatened, a hypocrite would pretend he's a virtuous man for complying with the robber's demand and pretend that there's some higher meaning behind it all.

Another way of looking at it would be the classic Stockholm syndrome. So it's either hypocrisy or mental illness.

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Interzone / Re: Baby boomer dictionary
« on: September 16, 2013, 04:31:14 PM »
If done from a position of serenity, this approach negates "evil". It doesn't oppose it per se, it simply denies it a space to exist upon you. How many people are capable of it is another question. Nietzsche wrote "there was only ever one Christian, and he died on the cross", and I'm not sure he even got that one right...

No it doesn't. How does handing your wallet over negate a robbery?

These types of scriptures were used to unite a tribe after conversion. Year 0, before my conversion: Daniel had stolen apples from my yard and Jacob had sex with my one of my sheep. This was part of an family feud that has been going on for three generations. I also can't read or write. Who's going to restore harmony? Religion which heals all wounds and unites even the worst of enemies. After converting we are all equal and we can begin anew. It was the same for Islam and I'm going to take a wild guess and say it probably exists in all religions: after converting your old sins are forgiven because you become part of a new society. Result: higher standards.

Fast forward to year 2000 and let's say I was baptized at birth and all my life I'd been a devout catholic. In comes the new pope. He says that everyone goes to heaven because muh Jesus told me to forgive everything. So now the same concept is applied too wide. There has been no repentance so there can be no atonement. Result: lowered standards.

To top it off Marx linked christianity to socialism (even though he was anti-religious himself) so now a lot of people see christianity as inherently socialist (even though the opposite would be true: socialism is inherently christian) The funniest thing is probably that under both an old fashioned Monarchy and Communism the leaders take most of the profits (taxes) yet people seem to think there's a huge difference.

Anyway... Religion has become a dead end in the western world. Wasn't this thread about dictionary entries? Or are we going to talk about the real problem: there's just no respect anymore these days! (uhh, yeah, or maybe not enough self-respect)

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Interzone / Re: Man cave
« on: September 16, 2013, 11:02:12 AM »
Woman cave:
http://www.devinecolorblog.com/2011/02/is-there-such-a-thing-as-a-woman-cave-ok-man-cave-mybadpadcomlets-see-if-we-can-agree-on-the-definition-here.html

Anybody uses these terms should be locked in a real cave and have some wild animals thrown in for good measure.

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Interzone / Re: Baby boomer dictionary
« on: September 15, 2013, 09:06:49 PM »
Has anyone ever considered that Jesus might have been saying this:
When somebody roughs you up (by slapping your cheek), don't go running off crying, but rather be unmoved by it (by offering the other one).
i.e: What a pussy! Is that the best you got?

The full quote goes like this:

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[h] 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, spread to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you."

So no, I never considered it heroic or manly. Jesus was telling people to act like doormats.

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Interzone / Re: Baby boomer dictionary
« on: September 15, 2013, 08:06:16 PM »
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respect
[ri-spekt]
1.
entitlement: we should respect other cultures; you need to treat me with some respect!; people who are in a coma deserve our respect
2.
magic: if we'd all show more respect for each other the world would be a better place; we can fix a leaking roof by respecting the hole more
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hypocrisy: when a boomer or liberal rambles about respect while not offering any real solutions to a problem that threatens the lives or the future lives of their fellow countrymen

Origin:
25AD; "If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, spread them the other cheek also." - Jesus Christ

Synonyms: tolerance, solidarity, cowardice, extortion, manipulation, pecking order, apathy

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Interzone / Baby boomer dictionary
« on: September 13, 2013, 12:24:40 PM »
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baby boomer
noun
a person born during a baby boom, especially one born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1965.
Origin:
1970–75; baby boom + -er1

Is anyone feeling creative? Let's make a dictionary for baby boomers!

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baby boomer
[bey-bee boo-mer]
noun
a person born during a special era of enlightenment, a baby boomer is never wrong and knows exactly what the world needs.
Origin:
1969; when spinning the Beatles "Abbey Road" album backwards the following message can be heard: "hey hey all you baby boomers, sacrifice your children... sacrifice your children..."

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equality
[ih-kwol-i-tee]
noun, plural e·qual·i·ties.
1. An ideology that holds that some people deserve more chances than others based not on their merit but on their gender, race or religion.
2. Lowering standards until everyone can reach them.
3. Cultural relativism a statement that two opposed cultures are compatible.
Origin:
1945; Animal Farm by George Orwell

Antonyms
1. critical thought, emancipation, independence, fairness, logic, justice

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work
[wurk] noun, adjective, verb, worked or ( Archaic , except for 29, 31, 34 ) wrought; working.
noun
1. Producing useless junk while intending to make a financial profit.
2. Making the earth inhospitable to the generations that come after you.
3. Draining the earth from most of its resources in just one generation.
4. Outsourcing jobs to countries with lower wages and less worker rights.
5. All of the above.

Verb
6. Being involved in criminal activities: Those Mexicans just come to our country to work.
7. An excuse for being a lazy irresponsible asshole: Hey man at least I work! or I work so I've earned it!
8. Hanging out: Tim works as a civil servant.

Origin:
1967; "Hey man fuck working at a real job!" - some hippie at a Grateful Dead concert.
1995 "Of course I work and so do all my female friends! But no, I don't know anyone who works in a coal mine or on an offshore platform. How is that relevant anyway?" - a feminist.

Synonyms
1. prostitution, vampirism, mental dehydration, boredom, self-immolation.

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Interzone / Re: United States: World Babysitter
« on: September 01, 2013, 12:58:10 PM »
Then, these missile strikes would only be happening if the US has no choice in the matter.
No, these missile strikes would happen because the US has already gotten noticeably stirred up by the situation and to back down from it would make us look like pussies on the world stage.

This isn't OMG ZOG IS XPLOITING TEH USA.  Israel doesn't really stand to gain anything because both Assad's regime as well as the rebels are hostile to them. It's purely a proxy war between the West and Russia/China.

What Trystero said. But I'd also like to add that if Assad's regime was replaced with a more extremist one the USA would have another excuse to invade in the next 5 to 15 years. Don't forget Afghanistan, it was the same situation "Hey, let's help the mujahideen! At least they're not socialists!" Then later "Hey, those mujahideen are a threat to our way of life, let's invade and force a government more friendly to the west!" Getting rid of Assad and causing more chaos in Syria by helping the fundamentalist rebels paves the way to a new 'intervention'

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Interzone / Re: Tattoos
« on: August 31, 2013, 09:11:48 AM »
I like tattoos a lot but I have a serious problem with tattoo artists. I can't really explain why, it's just bad chemistry.

I have one tattoo, I got it when I was 20. While I was getting the tattoo done the tattoo artist started asking questions, how long have you wanted a tattoo, what are your hobbies, etc. So I started talking to him. Then later he suddenly says he can't concentrate because I'm talking too much. So I stopped talking. Then when the tattoo is finished and I'm looking at it I notice some outlines are blurry and crappy. So I said "Hey, this is a bad job man." and the stupid tattoo artist begins blaming me and saying I talked too much so he couldn't concentrate. I thought he was full of shit so I started an argument with him. I ended up being thrown out of the tattooshop but at least I didn't pay for that piece of shit.

Later I wanted to get the tattoo fixed but a lot of tattoo artists acted weird. I've found out that a bad tattoo is like a bad mark or something. The tattoo artists were nice until I showed them the tattoo, then suddenly they changed their attitude and started charging me ridiculous prices if I wanted to have the tattoo fixed. Apparently showing a badly done tattoo to a tattoo artist is like wearing a sign that says "kick me"

Unfortunately I've become too estranged from tattoo artists to ever trust them again. I tried getting my tattoo fixed years later. I went to some tattooshop somewhere after hearing several recommendations from friends. But as soon as I sat down in the seat the guy starts asking me questions and getting me to talk (of course) but I didn't say anything this time. Can you guess what happens next? The first line, the very first line he puts on my arm is fucking curved and choppy as fuck! But this time nobody could blame me for talking too much. So I say to the tattoo artists "what are you doing man?" and the guy is like "yeah don't worry, I'll fix that later" and I'm like "dude I'm here to get this tattoo fixed and you're ruining it more!" and then he got all insulted and we ended up fist fighting. I was so pissed off after that I wanted to throw a brick through the tattooshop window but I managed to control my anger.

So is this some kind of routine that tattoo artists do? First they get you to talk so when they ruin the tattoo they can blame you for it. Tattoos look nice on photos and in movies but in real life when you see them closeby and you see all the lines are messed up etc... It's a con, that's what it is. Tattoo artists are conmen selling you an illusion. You'd be better off spending your money on a hooker, at least she'll be more honest about her job and some genital diseases can look pretty cool too from a distance.

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Interzone / Re: Pop culture's greatest (s)hits
« on: August 12, 2013, 05:49:17 PM »
anyone have any super-stupid contributions? I mean, more super-stupid than normal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsfnuyyjaB0

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Interzone / Re: Suicide
« on: August 01, 2013, 02:07:58 PM »
You may be right about suicide being a taboo subject thanks to the monotheistic inundation that we experience in the West. That's interesting and I will think on that for a while. But let's keep in mind that monotheism (at least in the part of the West that I experience) is not so widely accepted as humanism (be that of the secular or superstitious flavor), and humanism posits that nothing in the universe is so precious as an individual life (which clearly flies in the face of the ideology of, say, a suicide bomber or kamikaze pilot).

Humanism has it's roots in the new testament. But humanism is also more subjective than you might think. We all know the term "mercy killing" but who defines when mercy is needed?

The effect of suicide used to be that you were not allowed to be buried in religious (christian/jewish/muslim) burial ground, or you got buried somewhere on some special spot where all the other people they considered dishonorable were buried. Now the effect of suicide is that's it's been milked so long and so much by the media (talk shows for the "survivors" and bullshit "psychology" articles in glossy magazines) that people began to imitate that. Meanwhile in the muslim community your family gets respect and payments if you'll "be a martyr" and blow yourself up for someone else's political games. So that's what's changed. I wouldn't blame humanism too much for it, it's just a cultural phenomenon based on the position of a civilization. And the third world might be overpopulated but the white races are diminishing, again we could blame that solely on humanism but it's not just humanism but everything that contributed to our current culture that created this abomination. Our culture is an extension of ourselves and in return our culture confirms for us what is right. It's a vicious circle in which garbage like humanism and Justin Bieber is throw and occasionally when we are lucky it gets thrown out again.


In other words, it would have been advantageous for ancient humans to stick with "Diet Humanism (Now with 40% less population than the other leading brands!)" rather than the full on humans-before-all belief that led to overpopulation.

Maybe if they had retained feudalism and human sacrifice we would be better off?

The Aztecs thought very highly of human sacrifice. Being sacrificed was seen as an honor (individually it was usually seen as a horror but culturally it was an honor) They kept their population nicely trimmed but they didn't accomplish as much as Europeans at the time. I also wonder how much of that Aztec culture remains to this day when I see beheading videos released by one of the Mexican drug cartels. Latinos sure like to spill blood, no wonder Slayer is half hispanic.


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Interzone / Re: Suicide
« on: July 30, 2013, 01:16:36 AM »
I think it's wrong to assume the reasons why someone chose to go. The reason why there's a taboo in the west surrounding suicide stems from monotheism. According to catholicism suicide is a one way trip to hell, in islam it's the greatest sin you can commit, in Judaism it is severely frowned upon.

In hinduism a person is allowed to commit prayopavesa, which is suicide by starvation. But only if this person truly has no ambitions left or is seriously ill.

I'm not sure about buddhism but I don't think there's a penalty for suicide.

Suicide by cop is an interesting way to go:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOnJLSqjTwE

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Interzone / Re: Suicide
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:21:45 AM »
The original post opened me up to something that I'd never thought of before, not even during the many times in the past where suicide was at the forefront of my mind (more as a moral question than an option). There are indeed a billion motives for suicide, but we only have one word for it, regardless of the circumstances or motives surrounding the death.

Consider how many ways we can describe a death when two (or more) people are involved; murder, assassination, mercy killing, justified self-defense, revenge, manslaughter (say, if one killed another out of carelessness rather than malice). But we don't have many ways to describe the motive behind a suicide. It's just automatically "suicide", and all that implies.

So is this intentional? Do we want to cover all self-inflicted deaths under a blanket term so that people will hear all the negative connotations along with the word? Or is it just a result of the laziness of English speakers in the USA? Clearly other cultures demonstrate an understanding of the differences in suicidal motives (the Japanese seppuku and kamekazi were a great example).

Attach "self-" to the cause of death: self-immolation, self-asphyxiation, self-inflicted bulletwound, it gets more rare after that.

Self-murder is rarely used, but it's another variant. You're right that the motive for suicide is never referred to. But in all cases including seppuku and kamikazi the ritual revolving around the suicide is referred to. Seppuku does not explain why someone committed suicide, it just refers to the ritual. Same with self-immolation or "hanging yourself" or whatever variant. And even though this would mean you could argue that people are more interested in knowing how someone died instead of why they died it's still fair to assume that especially historically people might not have a clue why someone committed suicide, they just know the method. Obviously if suicide is the way to avoid shame you're not going to say what you're so ashamed about before blowing out your own candle.

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