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Metal / Re: Animosity COC lineup recording new album
« on: January 16, 2012, 07:25:12 PM »
While following the development of the reunion of the "Animosity lineup" where they continue touring and producing a new album, it appears their original ambitions were to continue where Animosity left off, but then changed their minds to go back to doing their brand of "Southern Rock" with an "Edge". I thought the whole point of them touring and producing a new album with the 3 of them was to go back to their roots and bring them to life again. While I am disappointed, I am not surprised. Most current COC fans have told me they do not like their old "crossover" days, and with this in mind, I'm sure it's what is keeping this "animosity lineup" from doing another crossover album.

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Metal / Re: Animosity COC lineup recording new album
« on: January 13, 2012, 07:27:14 PM »
2 new tracks posted "The Doom" & "Time of Trials"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPLL41tXgMg

sigh.

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Metal / Re: Animosity COC lineup recording new album
« on: January 06, 2012, 04:27:38 PM »
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The U.S. run of dates will coincide with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's self-titled full-length, set for North American release on February 28, 2012 via Candlelight Records.
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January
01/22/12 The Orange Peel, Asheville NC

March
03/01/12 Gramercy Theatre - New York NY
03/02/12 Sonar - Baltimore MD
03/03/12 Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh NC
03/05/12 Grog Shop - Cleveland OH
03/06/12 Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids MI
03/07/12 Double Door - Chicago IL
03/08/12 Triple Rock - Minneapolis MN
03/09/12 Beaumont Club - Kansas City MO
03/10/12 Downtown Music Hall - Little Rock AR
03/11/12 Hi-Tone Café - Memphis TN
03/12/12 Trees - Dallas TX
03/14/12 SXSW - Austin TX ! #
03/15/12 SXSW - Austin TX ! #
03/17/12 One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans LA #
03/18/12 Zydeco - Birmingham AL #
! = No Torche
# = No Valient Thorr

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Interzone / Re: Conservatives confused on homosexuality
« on: December 13, 2011, 04:43:39 PM »
This idea of separation that has been adapted not just to homosexuals but of races seems to be a bit misguided and not very well thought out. It assumes races, religions, and cultures all have well defined lines that identify them. And who exactly is going to map the separation of races, gay/non gay/ religious people? Even if we all agreed, that yes, I want to live in a community with people like me and my beliefs, culture and interests, where are the lines going to be drawn? You can't draw them even if you tried.

Read this example and tell me if separating every difference sounds a bit silly.

Even if you agree, Catholics should live with Catholics, Hindus with Hindus etc., what about gay catholics? Ok, give them a community within the catholic community separate from the non-gay catholics. Well races should be separate right? Ok, so we separate chinese gay catholics, into a community, Latino gay catholics into a community, black gay catholics into a community, and white gay catholics into a community. Then we have politics. So Libertarian gay black catholics have a community, Republican gay black catholics, democrat gay black catholics, green party gay black catholics, and then separate communities with the same breakdown for each race and religion after that.

Not to mention gay or straight transgenders and gay or straight cross dressers and straight people. They need a breakdown of their own communities too.

Who is going to decide where everybody should live? And if somebody decides that they no longer want to be straight, or no longer want to be athiest, or Republican, what's the process for transporting them to a different community?

Would these communities have any connection or communication with each other?

Lets start start thinking in terms of plan and action, and not this head up in the clouds/ass idealistic bullshit. My guess is that there won't/can't be any real answers to how this separation but equal bs would actually work. But I welcome any rebuttals or outlines for plans of action if any.

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Interzone / Re: The appeal of this place
« on: December 05, 2011, 06:05:18 PM »

I'm surprised how little real life action the employees that manage the forum or ANUS actually take. I don't really expect the casual poster to do anything because clearly they are just here to masturbate.

But how in the world would you know what anybody on this forum does in their real life?

If there were any sort of real life organization and actions reflective of this site, it would inevitably be shared here, wouldn't it? As long as I've been perusing these parts, very little, if any, ANUS promoting non-web related action has been mentioned or called for.

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Interzone / Re: The appeal of this place
« on: December 04, 2011, 07:40:50 PM »
I mostly visit this forum to read discussions about metal, and <1% of the non-stupid non-metal threads and comments. I'll admit though, that I do visit these forums a lot less than when I used to visit the former "aether" forums on here. These forums have gotten ridiculously political (how many "kill the weak/stupid/poor" posts do we really need?) comparatively, yet seem afraid to bash American conservatism as it is just as poisonous as American liberalism. For a forum that pretends to be so serious about building an aristocratic society, I'm surprised how little real life action the employees that manage the forum or ANUS actually take. I don't really expect the casual poster to do anything because clearly they are just here to masturbate.

If the 99% of the world are stupid, the employees of this forum and ANUS are part of the 1% who are not stupid, wouldn't it follow that it should be pretty easy to outsmart all these "idiots" and gain control? There is essentially a war against the stupid being declared here, and the stupid people are winning. What's up with that?

There is also a problem with hiding behind pseudonyms and expecting ideas to be a guide to a better tomorrow. Correct me if I'm wrong, but have there been any global revolutions that didn't have a name or a face to them? If this forum and ANUS are designed to only be a place for ideas and to vent, then none of this matters and the forum is fine as it is. But somehow I think it hopes to be bigger than the web, and in which case, there needs to be sections for planning and real life action.


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Interzone / Re: ANUS: The Movie
« on: November 21, 2011, 07:10:16 PM »
While the "everybody is stupid but me, therefore must die" idea is an ANUS-theme, I'm pretty sure it's been established that events where a single person who shoots a bunch of people like Matti Saari or Anders Breivik, are more symptoms of a failing society, not a heroic and logical act that act as examples of extraordinary people standing up against vapid proles.

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Interzone / Re: "The poor": kill them
« on: November 21, 2011, 04:50:49 PM »
This is such a typical "far" right view of society. To reduce the success of society in terms of monetary allotment, to me, is such an obvious mistake. It assumes a few things.

1. The rich are rich because they are intellectually superior, and have worked hard to achieve what they have instead of sitting around hoping for money to land in their laps unlike everyone who is "poor".

2. The rich are independent from the poor. I doubt there are very many that are rich without making others poor. In societies that have a larger amount of rich people, are likely to also have a disproportionate amount of those who are poor.

3. Only "poor" people are alcoholics and go to jail. The only difference is that the rich have the means to buy their way out, while the poor would rot in jail.

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If you're poor in this country, it's because you're dumb as rocks and/or have impulse control issues.

So by this logic, if you are rich, you aren't dumb as rocks and/or have impulse control issues? Are you kidding me? Turn on the TV or radio, you'll have a great place to start for finding examples of the stupid/impulsive rich.

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There is no "the poor." There are varying income levels which correlate with the degree to which you have your shit together.

Bullshit. This assumes that the more income you have, the more you have your shit together. A more accurate statement would be the degree to which your income supports your lifestyle. There are varying degrees to which people's fuckups destroy their lives or are just a minor inconvenience.

You aren't going to get rid of the couch-sitting, glue sniffing, inbred poor by simply killing them. The rich, or even the moderately wealthy are so by making others poorer.

The OP's thesis assumes that the status quo in the U.S. gives everyone the same opportunities and advantages, and it is up to each individual to make a choice to be successful or be a waste of space.

The truth is usually somewhere in the middle. People can be poor because the live in a shitty system, they can also be poor because they are fucked up and continue to make bad choices. It is never all one or the other.

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This reminds me of when I was visiting Colombia, where I was told about a business that only hired single mothers. I told my Colombian friends that this business model would be unconstitutional in the US because by law we're not allowed to discriminate for or against who we can hire.  My Colombian friends of course thought this was funny and said, "So the US would prefer to help nobody over people that need the most help in order not to discriminate?" Seems like a similar case here.

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Interzone / Re: Worst pratices: Soy
« on: September 07, 2011, 04:31:28 PM »

Interesting.

As some have noted, the problem seems to be hippie fucks who choose to push veganism as if it's the only way (which brings to mind this little jewel from my younger years http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=hippies). Did you encounter such types?
 
Eating healthy shouldn't be treated as a social stigma that people need to be pressured into. Instead, I think we could most benefit from a calmer, more scientific based approach (here is what these foods are, here is why they are good/bad for you, and it is your choice whether or not to eat them). The fat fucks would eat themselves to death.

Really didn't run into too many hippies except online. In person I found that Veganism attracted more Hipsters who were more doing it because they thought it was cool.

Eating generally has a strong tie to culture and genetic background more than anything. Some people thrive on a meat heavy diet for example, while others thrive on a plant heavy diet. The only way to know if your diet is working for you is examining how you feel, and getting regular doctor checkups to make sure things like LDL Cholesterol, Trigylcerides, and blood sugars are at levels that are appropriate for you.  Some people are highly susceptible to high LDL Cholesterol and don't have to eat much animal products for it to be high.

It's not really useful to think of foods as a good/bad dichotomy. It really depends on how your body reacts to things. For example my mother in law went through a period where she was eating 6 or 7 servings a day of leafy greens like spinach ("good foods") but developed kidney stones from the high amount of oxalates that they contain.  Conversely, a person who is on kidney dialysis needs a diet low on phosphorus, which is in practically every food except for energy-dense food like candy bars. So in order to consume enough energy, candy bars would be an optimal supplement to their nutrient-dense diet to get the calories they need, without overloading on phosphorus.

Using Fatness as a Barometer for health is about as useful as phrenology. More accurately, fat people as well as skinny people are eating themselves to death with foods that make them sick. While some people do get fatter from a poor diet and no excercise, not everybody does. Also not everybody gets skinny from eating well and excercising either. Genetics play the biggest role in body shape and size. Environment does play a role too, but there are healthy, active people out there who are over 300 pounds.

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Interzone / Re: Worst pratices: Soy
« on: September 07, 2011, 03:19:34 PM »
And I know for sure many people question the idea of health and taking it seriously, especially in the metal world.
The issue here is that a naive teenager living in most major North American cities will see the fact that health foods are often pushed by pussy hippy dipshits, then have a knee jerk reaction and write it all off as bullshit. We have the same problems with nationalism (Germanophile Neo-Nazis) and environmentalism (more hippies).

I agree about most people who act as advocates for healthy eating.  The most popular ones tend to weigh in at both extremes of the population from the extreme health nut, and the homeopathic "I'm going to control my blood glucose by eating more cinnamon" hippie bullshit. Healthy eating is somewhere in the middle for most generally healthy people.  The problem is that most generally healthy people have health idols who advocate healthy eating as some sort of restrictive diet, i.e. "I'm going to cut out bread" "I'm going to cut out animal products" or "I'm going to cut out all sweets".  Of course much like when you've stretched a rubberband too far it's bound to snap to being loose again, and stretched out and you feel and eat worse than you did when you started the diet.

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Interzone / Re: Worst pratices: Soy
« on: September 07, 2011, 03:58:28 AM »
How did you find a vegan diet? I really enjoy some veggies and almost all fruit, but I don't think I could ever give up fish or cheese.

I thought the diet itself was great. It forced me to be creative when cooking and forced me to try new foods and restaurants that I may have overlooked previously.  Physically, I felt about the same as I do now on an omnivorous diet, which was always good.  I get a lot of dedicated physical activity compared to some, 1-2 hours 5-6 times a week, and still fit in my fresh fruits and vegetables wherever I can. Everybody is different though. There are a lot of factors to consider.

Socially, it was problematic with my friends and family. I prepared my own dishes to bring for family/friend barbecues/dinners because there would normally be nothing that they would make for me that I would eat that I would define as a meal. Friends were rarely open to going to Vegan or Vegetarian restaurants, so I made a lot of compromises making meals out of sides and/or side salads at places that served the typical fanfare. Needless to say, it made social interactions around food less enjoyable. It was tolerable because I was living in Chicago where there are a lot of options for that type of eating, and I had more time to cook. Once I moved to a more rural college town in Michigan, my options were much more limited. Eventually, as my time to cook, and money to buy prepared vegan foods dwindled, doing the Vegan thing just became impractical. So if it's something that you're considering, you might want to consider the social implications (if any), time it takes to cook satisfying meals, or money it takes to buy everything Vegan.

But as an omnivore again, I still prefer certain meals prepared vegan because they taste better than the typical meat/potatoes/cheese/repeat that most Americans eat.  It really depends on why you would eat a Vegan diet that will determine your success with it.

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Interzone / Re: Worst pratices: Soy
« on: September 06, 2011, 08:28:54 PM »
At any rate, my local health food store owner Rick mentions that soy is not good for men in larger quantities, as this can affect a man's sex drive and even feminize them.  

The data out there doesn't support this unless you are eating large amounts, meaning 14 servings a day. Even when I was on a vegan diet I never ate even half that much.

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Interzone / Re: Worst pratices: Soy
« on: September 06, 2011, 03:39:26 AM »
This is fucking stupid. Do you realize how much soy you have to eat for this to even fucking matter? I call alarmist bullshit propaganda. As someone who is finishing up their graduate degree in nutrition, I've read both sides of this pointless debate in scientific journals for years, and guess what, you have to eat 100's of grams of soy every day for years for any of this shit to matter. And you're a fool to think that any of these properties described in this article are unique to soy.

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Yeah, soy is pretty inefficiently farmed as well. Not to mention a lot of soy products (especially soy milk, blech) taste inferior to the real thing.

Real thing? You mean cow's milk? I don't see what's so real about human's drinking another species' milk. I'll eat moderate amounts of meats and dairy products, but you've gotta be out of your fucking mind if you're going to call drinking cow's milk "real". Personally, I prefer the taste of soy milk in my cereal. I've tried drinking cow's milk, and I find the taste and smell to be beyond reproach.

As with any legume such as soy, there's a lot of digestion of sugars in the large intestine. You eat too many legumes you have to break down more in the colon, which will inevitably create some uncomfortable symptoms.  So just don't scarf down 10 servings of legumes a day, and you'll be fine.

NEXT

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Interzone / Re: DLA IRC chatroom?
« on: July 20, 2011, 02:32:50 AM »
I agree that time zones are a barrier to the success of a chat room. The only way I could see it working is if the chats were divided up by country. That way if somebody in the UK wanted to join the US chat room, they would know to avoid checking it when it is 4am in the US.

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