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Metal / Re: Sepultura - Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation
« on: April 14, 2012, 01:28:27 AM »
Early Sepultura is phenomenal, but I wouldn't put it at the level of death metal perfection. I think Seven Churches, Rigor Mortis and Freaks, Horrified, and Altars of Madness all achieve something equal to or greater in a similar category of sound. I would even go so far as to say that this style, while clearly powerful and engaging, is not the pinnacle of what death metal can accomplish. An album like Onward to Golgotha has greater range, consistency of quality, and vision.

Regardless, this material is clearly up there with Hellhammer and other early pioneering bands having etched itself into the very fabric of metal history.

Interzone / Re: Science vs. Spirituality.
« on: April 12, 2012, 02:03:11 AM »
Forget for a moment, all you think you know.
Nah, that's cool.

The destruction of what is applied to science, is destroyed by the science applied to it.
Its mystery is stripped from it. Therefore it ceases to be an unknown. Unworthy of respect or reverence.
A thing's mystery is its power.
A figure of speech, but a profound one.
OK. I understand what you mean here, but I don't agree. Unraveling mystery and understanding a thing doesn't mean we cease revering or respecting it. At least, it shouldn't. Whether or not it empirically does seems to vary from person to person.

Interzone / Re: Drugs
« on: April 12, 2012, 01:58:20 AM »
You've ingested Amanitas? How did that go?
No, I've only tried the first batch of stuff I listed. I've never done anything from the last three categories, with the exception of PCP. I accidentally did it once because I smoked some mid-grade bud that was laced. It was not pleasant, but luckily it was not a significant dose.

Metal / Re: Cianide - Gods of Death
« on: April 12, 2012, 01:55:05 AM »
Is this album not getting better and better every time you listen to it!?  Im seriously regretting not picking up this LP when I had the chance.
I haven't listened to this since not too long after it came out. Most of the recent releases of note do not have staying power. The only newer album I still listen to is Engram. The best of what has been coming out recently is just not really captivating.

Metal / Re: Do we merge this forum with commerce?
« on: April 12, 2012, 01:51:30 AM »
Since this is a democracy, I vote option 1.

Interzone / Re: Science vs. Spirituality.
« on: April 12, 2012, 01:48:25 AM »
Science takes a thing, manipulates it, 'understands' it, and exploits it.
This process, far more often than not, results in the destruction of whatever science is applied to.
I agree with the first statement but not the second. How does it destroy whatever?

Science seeks always to 'understand'. And of what use is 'understanding'?
Once labeled, known, put in a box and organized, what is that thing, then?
You already answered this question. Understanding things allows us to exploit them.

Interzone / Re: Drugs
« on: April 12, 2012, 01:43:06 AM »
I've used a variety of different drugs and come to the following conclusions:

Alcohol: Blugh. Use sparingly and in moderation.
Cannabis: This drug is fun but completely stupid. It's a waste of time. Don't do it.
Psychedelics: Probably the only serious drugs worth ever doing. Everybody should try acid at least a few times.
Hard drugs: I've tried a number of different opiates, benzos, and major CNS depressants. These drugs make you retarded and are highly addictive. Avoid unless you just don't give a shit anymore. Then have at it, but expect to die.

I've never done psycho-stimulants like meth or cocaine (though I've known people who have), but they are dangerous and should be avoided.
Party and novelty drugs (e.g. ecstasy, poppers, nitrous, DXM) should be avoided.
Non-psychedlic hallucinogens (e.g. Jimson Weed, PCP, Amanita muscara) should be avoided.

Interzone / Re: Do any of you Hessians support Ron Paul?
« on: April 05, 2012, 11:16:16 PM »
Rick Santorum is 100% scumbag. Under the guillotine.
You've already made your opposition to Santorum perfectly clear. Additional empty comments like this are unnecessary and counter-productive. I would respectfully suggest you not continue in this manner.

Interzone / Re: Attention "nihilists"
« on: April 05, 2012, 11:13:44 PM »
It ceases to become nihilism if arbitrary values are again amassed.
No, it doesn't. From a state a nihilism, you can ascribe value to whatever arbitrary system you want for whatever reasons you want. The question is whether or not it is sane or beneficial to do so. Whatever the case, though, the paradigm is still the same.

We can rise above.
Rise above! We're gonna rise above.

Interzone / Re: Do any of you Hessians support Ron Paul?
« on: April 05, 2012, 10:54:18 PM »
The missile shield is 100% bullshit btw.
I just thought I should second this. People seem mostly unaware of this important fact.

Feel free to post any data on this front, but we need hard data, not state pride. I can't find any of note in the "free" media.
I'm afraid state pride and anecdote are all I offer here. If you want "hard data," you'd have to at least give me some idea of what you're looking for. Even then, I can make no promises. Some points of note:

1) Santorum got into deep shit when it was revealed he was using taxpayer money to fund the private, cyper-school education of his children. (This was probably one of his greatest sins, as PA is filled to the brim with fiscal conservatives).

2) Santorum did some notable work towards reforming entitlement programs, but he was selective in doing so. He supported large federal program failures like No Child Left Behind, among others.

3) Santorum is sincere in his social beliefs, but he exploits his appearance and rhetoric to get votes, without really providing anything of substance to his base. His idea of social conservatism is teaching creationism in schools, waxing philosophically on the corruptive nature of homosexuality, and being pro-life. These are not core social issues, and the first of them is just retarded.

4) Much like Romney, he flip-flops all over the place.

5) Santorum has engaged in voter fraud and borderline BS political tactics. He has no real sense of integrity.

Santorum is a typical career politician. All of the political rhetoric and narratives surrounding him are BS. If you'd like to make the argument that he'd be preferable to Romeny because he's not a complete corporate whore, you might have a sound, possibly convincing, argument. If you're arguing that he's a legitimate social conservative and "smarter than average" (your words), I don't think you really have ground to stand on.

Interzone / Re: Attention "nihilists"
« on: April 05, 2012, 05:16:51 PM »
Some of the values. Not all of them. Just like some of the values of secular humanism are also valid. But not all. As humans evolved intellectually, some of the values became archaic, perverted and repressive to the human spirit, thus leading to a paradoxical and reactionary wholesale rejection of all values, good and bad, that are traditional.  This has lead to a wholesale rejection of "modernism" in favor of what was.
I'm not completely sure what you're saying here. It sounds like you're saying the perversion of traditional values has lead to a rejection of "modernism" in favor of tradition. Could you clarify this thought?

Also, could you enumerate, within reason, what values you find 1) beneficial from secular humanism and 2) archaic / perverted / repressive from traditional values?

Interzone / Re: Neo-cons
« on: April 05, 2012, 05:10:41 PM »
What is a neo-con?
See Irving Kristol. Neoconservatism is essentially an attempt to promote Marxist-inspired theory through militant, reactionary means. Neoconservative rhetoric has also been heavily colored by attempting to appeal to its essential base, the so called "Religious Right." But don't even get me started on them...

Interzone / Re: Audiofile
« on: April 05, 2012, 05:07:33 PM »
I would like to ask people replying to the requests of others to do so by adding those requests to already existing threads in the Audiofile or creating new band threads where necessary. Otherwise, Jim is just going to have to end up doing it. Jim is busy with other shit and shouldn't have anything more thrown on his plate, especially when it's completely unnecessary.

Regardless, we thank you for any positive contributions to the Audiofile.

Interzone / Re: Do any of you Hessians support Ron Paul?
« on: April 05, 2012, 05:02:06 PM »
Ron Paul is dead in the water.
This seems to be the one point on which everyone can agree.

His foreign policy amounts to allowing the world to fall into the hands of bad guys while nuclear proliferation surges. ... A withdrawal of Pax Americana means the bad guys take over. They are out there, and no, they're not middle eastern. But they want to rule the world too.
Some of the bad guys are Middle Eastern. Otherwise, you do make an important point.

Santorum is only objectionable if you watch too much television and listen to too much popular commentary. He's a standard social conservative, seems smarter than average.
We can't do much worse than the current illiterate we elected because he's black and thus twee/cute.
Saying Santorum would be better than Obama is not saying much of anything. Any reasonable person realized Obama was a fraud at least half a decade ago.

Speaking of which: I am warning you, not as an internet expert but as somebody with first hand knowledge, that Santorum is, as I said, a snake in the grass. There is a reason we kicked this p.o.s. out of congress and in an election where his only opponent was arguably the dumbest man on the planet, Bob Casey. Pennsylvania does not boot out conservatives without just cause. We took a very rational look at Santorum and his opponent and concluded that we'd rather have the dumbest motherfucker as a Senator than to deal with Santorum for any longer. If you refuse to heed my warning, there's nothing I can do about that.

Romney is scary because he's a standard neoconservative. He will do nothing except what is rational for him as a politician. This means pure whore.
Does this really make Romney scary? In my eyes, it makes him highly predictable and therefore somewhat of a safe choice.

The result is that the right is split, and Obama will win again in 2012
Yes, this seems inevitable. My hope is that after his continued failure, people will decide to swing back to the Republicans, at which point they will have a real candidate.

democratic doctrine, which is neoconservatism + a faux pacifism that OKs extra-judicial killings and sending hordes of tomahawk missiles to bomb third world countries
So, Santorum's foreign policy is better because he'll do ALL of that plus put boots on the ground?

Interzone / Re: Do any of you Hessians support Ron Paul?
« on: April 04, 2012, 10:44:29 PM »
Santorum and these neo-conservatives are the worst, most disingenuous disgusting group in politics.
I don't know that I completely agree, even though I generally despise Neoconservatives. I'd gladly take Romney over someone like Nancy Pelosi (not that she's running).

Paul's beliefs on religion color how he approaches states rights. I am generally a states rights libertarian sympathizer, but someone has to protect the South from themselves when it comes to what they teach in science classes, and to what extent they allow Christianity into the courtroom.
I think the real solution to the problem you point out is that the United States, being divided along several cultural lines, simply has to fracture in some way. Maybe not completely, but there needs to be some kind of parallel living and empowering of local communities.

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