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  1. Standard member vivify
    rain
    13 Oct '17 18:38
    Originally posted by @mchill
    Phil Robertson a former Duck Dynasty star has found a new home on TV, a Conservative TV channel has agreed to showcase Mr. Robertson who recently said: “What does a man do when they try to run him out of town for quoting a Bible verse? I tell you what he does; he goes deep in the woods,” REALITY CHECK: Duck Dynasty went off the air because of TV low ratings ...[text shortened]... com/entertainment/2017/10/12/duck-dynasty-star-phil-robertson-wont-hold-back-in-new-tv-show.html
    What's ironic is that conservatives keep accusing women and blacks of having a "victim mentality", that they blame their personal failures on society. Well lookie here...a failed show blamed on society.

    Their hypocrisy never ends.
  2. 14 Oct '17 15:01
    No. But we don't waste our time claiming to be something that doesn't exist. On the other hand there is a President who thinks he is the divine master. He can claim it because the party he claims to be working with are too weak kneed to try to stop him. The Republicans relish the idea that they will become the master race because they own Capital Hill and the White house but as a party they have become weak-kneed and incoherent. To be a leader involves strength..something Trump appears to have but his would-be support on Capitol Hill do not. If we were the "master race" there wouldn't be a conservative on Capitol Hill and the dictators "executive orders" would all end up in a shredder.
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    15 Oct '17 18:49
    Originally posted by @whodey

    So at what point did you realize you were superior to human filth like myself?
    I don't recall which post of yours it was.
  4. 17 Oct '17 19:35
    Originally posted by @mctayto
    You are wasting your time on these two imbeciles
    They are pathological liars (been well schooled by turnip head)
    Well well !!
    Look who's back !!
    And playing chess again.
    No subscription so no tournaments.
    And banned from clan play.

    So you are enjoying the benefits of free play at a chess website.
    Must feel like you just found out about this site.
    Maybe a friend recommended it to you.

    So how do you like it ??
    Must feel nice to be playing friendly games against other opponents.

    Not like the 7/24 obsessions you carried on your shoulders in the past, is it ?

    Hey. Enjoy yourself.
    That's what chess websites are all about.

    Take a deep breath. Now exhale.
    And enjoy your friendly games with your opponents.

    Welcome to this site.
    And have fun !!
  5. Standard member finnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
    18 Oct '17 10:24
    ... the Weinstein story is a perfect illustration of how politically disempowering identity politics can be. ... The Hollywood employment system is capitalism in microcosm, at its rawest and most naked.

    The Weinstein revelations tell us much less about relations between men and women than they do about the nature of power and the ability of the strong to exploit the weak.

    Under capitalism, the weak – the working class – eventually gained the consciousness and discovered the tools to assert their own form of power. As individuals they were vulnerable and exploitable. As a collective, they gained the power to bargain. That led to the trade union movements, and the gradual improvement in wages and conditions.

    The capitalist class has been trying to reverse those gains ever since. The new turbo-charged form we call neoliberalism has been atomising western societies since the 1970s to return us to new forms of economic dependency, culminating in zero-hours contracts and an Uber culture.

    What does this have to do with Weinstein? This week Reese Witherspoon spoke out about her own sexual assault by a movie director when she was 16. She has joined a list of famous actors like Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and Gwyneth Paltrow who have cited their own experiences. One suspects that most of Hollywood’s A-list could tell similar horror stories from their early years in search of stardom.

    So what is the lesson that none of them is drawing? Precisely the one that workers learnt more than a century ago. You must get organised...

    ...And yet in the degraded political culture we live in, they prefer to remain disempowered individuals rather than become part of a much stronger collectivity. They prefer their confessionals in the corporate media that exploited and abused them to independent, organised action to curb the corporate system’s excesses.

    As long as these household names nurse their individual pain rather than seek to bring about change through organised action, the next generation of young actresses will face the same exploitation and the same abuse they had to endure in their younger days.

    http://www.jonathan-cook.net/blog/2017-10-18/harvey-weinstein-and-the-politics-of-hollywood/
  6. 18 Oct '17 15:07
    Originally posted by @wajoma
    A man trading an hour of his time is a capitalist.

    A working man trading an hour of his time is a capitalist.
    A man trading an hour of someone else's time is a capitalist.
  7. Standard member Ghost of a Duke
    Zen Master
    18 Oct '17 19:57
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    Another example of Ghost of a Duke hastening to excuse or approve of bad behavior (including his own) against me.

    In fact, Karoly Aczel *severely misunderstood* what I wrote. He was foolish in doing so.
    Instead of conceding his error or even letting the matter drop, attempting to save face
    Kazoly Aczel began trolling me about my adding a hyphen to h ...[text shortened]... his error.
    Does Ghost of a Duke want to discourage Stevemcc's kind of good behavior toward me?
    Just to clarify, someone who 'severely misunderstands' you is as a consequence an arrogant fool and added to your ever growing troll list?

    To be honest, I don't think you have the required maturity to engage with people who may disagree with you.
  8. Standard member finnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
    19 Oct '17 21:09
    Originally posted by @eladar
    Owners can fire players at any time for any reason.

    As for why players would be required to stand, so that the NFL stops losing money.

    Players are a product. If what they do causes loss of money, then they should be replaced if they could make more money in doing so.

    It would be no different than having a career ending injury.
    Players are a product.
    Remember that phrase and the profoundly cynical sentiments it reflects next time you want to lecture us about how important the individual is in capitalism. In capitalism - as you acknowledge here - the individual is of no importance whatsoever, except as a unit of production, and this is demonstrated by the phrase
    they should be replaced if they could make more money in doing so.

    No less brutally cold is your simply astonishing remark
    It would be no different than having a career ending injury.
    Of course, for the individual player, a career ending injury would be devastating - the end of hopes and dreams and the end of economic prospects. But to the capitalist, those considerations are of no interest, not remotely relevant to the [sacred] business decision - is this player worth more money to me on the team or would I make more money by sacking him and finding a replacement [ one more willing to comply with my demands, however unreasonable]? This is because the 'individual' is not a person but a commodity, a unit, an impersonal quantity; it would seem bizarre to even think in terms of that individual's personality.

    But this is freedom to you - the freedom to be a commodity, the freedom to starve, the freedom to accept or to abandon employment on terms that are not always consistent with your own values and concerns. Capitalism values the freedom of the worker because it needs people who are available to be picked up on demand and to be put aside again when they are not required. Capitalism does not want to be restricted by inconvenient rights or obligations when labour is not "free" in this economic sense, as when a serf is not available to work because tied to the land, or when a slave requires feeding and housing when no longer productive. Yes, the freedom of the worker is most important to capitalism but this is not the sense of "freedom" that most reasonable people hope for in life.

    Individual freedom. The words are mere gaslighting phrases and mean the opposite of what simple souls expect them to mean.
  9. Subscriber no1marauder
    Caustic/Disagreeable
    19 Oct '17 21:11
    Originally posted by @eladar
    Owners can fire players at any time for any reason.

    As for why players would be required to stand, so that the NFL stops losing money.

    Players are a product. If what they do causes loss of money, then they should be replaced if they could make more money in doing so.

    It would be no different than having a career ending injury.
    No, they can't.

    The NFL players have a union and a collective bargaining agreement. Any attempt to discipline a player for refusing to do something not required by NFL rules and/or punishable under the CBA would surely be met with a lawsuit that would very likely prevail.
  10. Standard member Ghost of a Duke
    Zen Master
    13 Oct '17 14:20
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Apparently people like Hitler will be in heaven with Dive according to people like Dive

    Why a sane person would think that I don't know.
    Why a sane person would make such a post as that is beyond me. There is nothing apparent about your 'apparently.'

    Why not simply ask Dive what he thinks happens to bad people when they die?
  11. Standard member mchill
    Green Lantern
    13 Oct '17 17:53
    Phil Robertson a former Duck Dynasty star has found a new home on TV, a Conservative TV channel has agreed to showcase Mr. Robertson who recently said: “What does a man do when they try to run him out of town for quoting a Bible verse? I tell you what he does; he goes deep in the woods,” REALITY CHECK: Duck Dynasty went off the air because of TV low ratings stemming a shrinking audience, not because anyone "ran him out of town" Mr. Robertson is free to speak his mind just like everyone else.

    It's amazing that no matter how overwhelming their numbers, how dominant their financial position, how powerful their political connections, these country hick evangelicals always present themselves as the "persecuted minority" What a bunch of lying jerks!

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/10/12/duck-dynasty-star-phil-robertson-wont-hold-back-in-new-tv-show.html
  12. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    13 Oct '17 17:57
    Originally posted by @mchill
    Phil Robertson a former Duck Dynasty star has found a new home on TV, a Conservative TV channel has agreed to showcase Mr. Robertson who recently said: “What does a man do when they try to run him out of town for quoting a Bible verse? I tell you what he does; he goes deep in the woods,” REALITY CHECK: Duck Dynasty went off the air because of TV low ratings ...[text shortened]... com/entertainment/2017/10/12/duck-dynasty-star-phil-robertson-wont-hold-back-in-new-tv-show.html
    But he would pale in comparison to the lies put forth by the likes of Rush Limberger and Hannity and Beck don't you agree?
  13. 13 Oct '17 19:46
    Originally posted by @eladar
    Worked means any experiment where we tried to recreate abiogenesis.

    Every experiment failed.

    We have just as much evidence for the existence of God as we do for abiogenesis.
    How many experiments did we conduct to recreate Napoleon?
  14. 13 Oct '17 19:50
    Originally posted by @vespin
    I am really sorry you feel that way. I wont be posting anything again your way, and I said what I needed to say, and it was sincere. You are certainly entitled to believe what you wish.

    Take care.
    Michael
    So you sincerely forgot setting your daughter up to lead the University of Chess For Fun?

    Have you forgotten her name? I can remind you here if you like.

  15. 14 Oct '17 21:07
    Originally posted by @vespin
    This message goes out to everyone. Yes everyone. I know some will not accept this, and some will. I want to first thank everyone trying to help me figure out what was going on. I was sincerely confused as to what was going on and why. Finally I went to the source, and I spoke with Chaney.

    I apologized for anything I might have said that would have upset ...[text shortened]... is just my humble opinion.

    I hope this explains things a bit better.

    Sincerely,
    Vespin
    total bollocks, the mouthpiece for those that have been banned, when will you admit that you conspired with the others through university of chess fun to bollock up the system just because your scottie buddies have a personal vendetta against metallica