NeitherRuleNorBeRuled on February 01, 2011, 02:57:22 pm
Or if they refuse to be persuaded, you could call them fools and trolls and refuse to respond to them.  ;)

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While there may be theoretical hope for ContraryGuy. He really is not worth the candle to bring him back to humanity.

Aha, so thats how youre little anarchist society will be run...  I think you need a better name than "anarchist" capitalism.

Some would argue (like those whose lives were destroyed) that that is what led to the financial panic.

Living in a fantasy world, or Costa Rica, allows one to say "well, if they had only looked after themselves, they wouldnt have been destroyed by the panic".

Unfortunately, life in the real world is far more complicated than that.  Bad things, after all, can happen to good people.

I would love to live in the socialist utopia of AnCap, but I dont.  *I* have to live in the real world.

Attributing words to Sandy that he did not himself generate will not advance whatever cause you think you may have.

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spudit on February 01, 2011, 03:26:16 pm
To all concerned.

I am interested in the strip and the thought experiment it represents. The what would it be like question, that is why we are here.

I have seen hundreds of lines about BS that has nothing to do with AnCap life on Ceres. A while back a few of the gang went on and on about something regarding World War Two, I can't remember what exactly and don't care. I stopped reading that thread. Was the battle of Kursk mismanaged or was Truman right to drop the bomb, some such irrelevant foolishness. I don't care.

Those are not our questions, not here in this venue.

The circular oh yeah but what if stuff is a turn off too. Enough already.

So, what would life be like on Ceres in an AnCap future?

Oh, and where do we catch the interplanetary time bus there?
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GlennWatson on February 01, 2011, 06:21:45 pm
Mr Sandfort, I have read this strip for a year and enjoy it.  I even read the message board.  One thing I have not noticed is your ability to disagree 'gladly' with those you find inadequate.  You probably have very few faults but suffering fools gladly is hardly one of them.

Your post reminds me of the guy who during a job interview was asked what his worst fault was.  He responded that he tended to put work above all else.

(God, I hope I spelled everything right.)

ContraryGuy on February 01, 2011, 07:19:58 pm
Mr Sandfort, I have read this strip for a year and enjoy it.  I even read the message board.  One thing I have not noticed is your ability to disagree 'gladly' with those you find inadequate.  You probably have very few faults but suffering fools gladly is hardly one of them.

Your post reminds me of the guy who during a job interview was asked what his worst fault was.  He responded that he tended to put work above all else.

(God, I hope I spelled everything right.)

If you didnt, I'm sure Sandy will correct you.  Gladly.

SandySandfort on February 01, 2011, 08:34:46 pm
So, what would life be like on Ceres in an AnCap future?

Oh, and where do we catch the interplanetary time bus there?

Thanks for bringing us back to the raison d'Ítre of this Forum.

I waiting for that bus too. It can not come too soon.

SandySandfort on February 01, 2011, 08:42:27 pm
Mr Sandfort, I have read this strip for a year and enjoy it. 

Thanks. You know, you could just stop with that...

One thing I have not noticed is your ability to disagree 'gladly' with those you find inadequate.  You probably have very few faults but suffering fools gladly is hardly one of them.

It depends on whether you see it as a fault or not. I don't. My only regret is that I have given fools as much attention as I have. If you think it's a fault, well, you haven't seen anything yet. Mostly I will ignore them, but if necessary I will metaphorically drop kick their lame asses to Ceres.   ;D

GlennWatson on February 02, 2011, 05:05:57 pm
You are not anyone on this board until you have been drop-kicked by Mr. Sandfort.

SandySandfort on February 02, 2011, 07:14:16 pm
You are not anyone on this board until you have been drop-kicked by Mr. Sandfort.

Wow! How many forums have you been kicked off? I count three, but my guess is there have been others. I'm impressed. I see you start slow, then dial it up. And what is it with the various superhero images? I have a guess, but no matter; you will really have to work hard to get banned here. The list hosts are very tolerant people. If you do, though, I guess that would be a self-inflicted drop-kick.  ;D

Welcome and good luck!

spudit on February 02, 2011, 10:42:55 pm
Maybe we can restrict the bickering to this thread, you know who you are, and leave the others open for the stated topics.

Really gang how many perfectly good threads degenerate into not much more than name calling? And why is that?  Why are we all here anyway?
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macsnafu on February 03, 2011, 10:32:23 am
You are not anyone on this board until you have been drop-kicked by Mr. Sandfort.

Darn!  So much for my reputation, then.   :P
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GlennWatson on February 03, 2011, 04:25:07 pm
Just out of curiosity how did you arrive at a count of three?  Is there somewhere one can go to find out this information about others. 

To satisfy your curiosity, its a lot more than three.  But I am trying to be good.  My problem is I just can't resist poking when I should be quiet.

SandySandfort on February 03, 2011, 06:13:29 pm
Just out of curiosity how did you arrive at a count of three?  Is there somewhere one can go to find out this information about others. 

Mostly Google searches with name variations and such. I'm good at it; Google is my bitch.

To satisfy your curiosity, its a lot more than three.  But I am trying to be good.  My problem is I just can't resist poking when I should be quiet.

I just counted superheros (Superman, Batman and Captain America), so that might not match the lists from which you were banned. Anyway, have fun, say what you want, disagree if you want, but hopefully try not to be Contrary;)


GlennWatson on February 04, 2011, 11:13:07 pm
You Googled me?  Ick.

What did they say?

SandySandfort on February 05, 2011, 06:10:46 am
You Googled me?  Ick.

It was an iterative process, though surprisingly quick. The handle variation came up due to the way I wrote the query.

What did they say?

If you mean the other lists, you should already know that. However I will say the words "troll" and "banned" came up a lot.   :D

GlennWatson on February 05, 2011, 08:22:14 am
I don't know what iterative means but now that your curiosity is satisfied it must feel nice to find out the truth.