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#27 Apr 28 2011 at 5:18 PM Rating: Decent
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You mean no more people waddling around Trafalgar square and pronouncing stuff wrongly...and loudly? Sounds good to me.


This coming from a Brit is hilarious.
#28 Apr 30 2011 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
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WTF!? There's no way I could fill one of these out. My first job was at 13, and the place is closed now, run by an old guy who retired and is probably dead now. Most of my after-school and summer time jobs are closed, or the business has moved suburbs. Even the university department I worked for during student years was shut down after my time.

Most of those above have numbers and addresses I don't know any more, and I haven't kept the old address books. Same for my old places of residence. God knows what my mother can remember or has kept address books of. The years around my birth were very chaotic, she moved a lot. I've moved around a bit myself. If I was estranged from my mother, instead of my father, I doubt I could answer any of the "mother" section. As it is she might be able to dig around for a sixth of the information.

The hospital I was born in? Closed, demolished, and a very fine shopping centre and office buildings built on the prime city block. My mother might be able to remember the name of her gynecologist when she had me, but not anyone else. He'd be dead now. All she's told me about my birth was that the nurses were nasty, and forced her to have a shower when she was in agony and couldn't cope with it. Also, she had to fight them to get them to leave me in the room with her during her stay, because it was still the bad old days of mid-20th century medicine.

Any religious ceremony for my birth likely involved some pagan rite with lots of drugs and group ***.
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#29 May 02 2011 at 2:19 PM Rating: Decent
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At first, I was wondering what the big deal was, then I realized the concern. It's no big deal for me because it's the same questions that you have to answer in order to get a security clearance. This time, I kept my file. Copy and paste...

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Joining the military will soon be the only option if you want to see the world as an American?


Read above, if you have a position requiring a clearance, you can't avoid them.


You have to answer less questions to get a security clearance, and that form takes a lot longer than 45 minutes.

Then again I remember walking into blockbuster once and I think the application to work there was shorter than to rent movies from them.
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#30 May 02 2011 at 2:20 PM Rating: Good
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Aripyanfar wrote:
WTF!? There's no way I could fill one of these out.

On the up side, you're Australian, aren't you?
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#31 May 03 2011 at 2:56 AM Rating: Good
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Aripyanfar wrote:
WTF!? There's no way I could fill one of these out.

On the up side, you're Australian, aren't you?

That is an upside, but I feel for my American friends. In Australia, your driver's license acts like a de facto identity card, being government issued, WITH a photo identity AND address. I'm too ill to drive, so I carry round my passport every day just in case I want to join something official, or move large cash amounts outside of electronic networks. The passport has the same magic triple slam qualities including photo ID. I'd be stuffed having neither a driver's licence OR a passport.

Outside of America, there's a prejudicial perception that Americans in general have a lower than average knowledge of the international world. This proposition isn't going to help that prejudice.
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#32 May 03 2011 at 3:24 AM Rating: Good
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Aripyanfar wrote:
Outside of America, there's a prejudicial perception that Americans in general have a lower than average knowledge of the international world. This proposition isn't going to help that prejudice.
I don't think Moe really cares what the outside world thinks of Americans. He's been pretty clear about that, so even raising the point was useless.
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#33 May 03 2011 at 3:29 AM Rating: Good
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Outside of America, there's a prejudicial perception that Americans in general have a lower than average knowledge of the international world. This proposition isn't going to help that prejudice.
I don't think Moe really cares what the outside world thinks of Americans. He's been pretty clear about that, so even raising the point was useless.
I don't tend to track Moe's opinions.
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#34 May 03 2011 at 3:36 AM Rating: Good
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You don't filter him out as well do you? You really shouldn't just filter out the opinions that differ from yours.
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#35 May 03 2011 at 3:51 AM Rating: Good
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Outside of America, there's a prejudicial perception that Americans in general have a lower than average knowledge of the international world. This proposition isn't going to help that prejudice.


Yeah, but the fact that it's true is going to help it a whole lot less.

Besides, it's hardly the worst national stereotype, is it? Take the Germans. They're always cast as humourless and 'efficient', which is basically a politer way of saying 'mechanised holocaust'.

Edited, May 3rd 2011 9:52am by Kavekk
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#36 May 03 2011 at 3:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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Uglysasquatch wrote:
You don't filter him out as well do you? You really shouldn't just filter out the opinions that differ from yours

Heck no, just Gbaji.

Gbaji longwinded was one thing, Gbaji longwindedly incoherently illogical was another thing. Totally infuriating.

I actually appreciate Moe and Totem for being coherent and mildly intelligent about their non-Aripyanfar paradigms.

Edited, May 3rd 2011 5:55am by Aripyanfar
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#37 May 03 2011 at 3:53 AM Rating: Good
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You don't filter him out as well do you? You really shouldn't just filter out the opinions that differ from yours.


Or those that, say, belong to the people of other countries?
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Kavekk wrote:
Uglysasquatch wrote:
You don't filter him out as well do you? You really shouldn't just filter out the opinions that differ from yours.


Or those that, say, belong to the people of other countries?
Moe's an ******* and proud of it. You're not going to get him to consider the views of others. Ari, I expected more from.
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#39 May 03 2011 at 4:04 AM Rating: Good
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Fuck you. I'm not as good as I pretend to be, and you can't make me.

Edited, May 3rd 2011 6:05am by Aripyanfar
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Uglysasquatch wrote:
Kavekk wrote:
Uglysasquatch wrote:
You don't filter him out as well do you? You really shouldn't just filter out the opinions that differ from yours.


Or those that, say, belong to the people of other countries?
Moe's an @#%^ and proud of it. You're not going to get him to consider the views of others. Ari, I expected more from.


On the lake of contrary opinions, Ari is but an oiled duck.
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#42 May 03 2011 at 4:15 AM Rating: Good
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Aripyanfar wrote:
Fuck you. I'm not as good as I pretend to be, and you can't make me.

Edited, May 3rd 2011 6:05am by Aripyanfar
I can, because I know you feel guilt.
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#43 May 03 2011 at 4:21 AM Rating: Good
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#44 May 03 2011 at 6:45 AM Rating: Excellent
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Outside of America, there's a prejudicial perception that Americans in general have a lower than average knowledge of the international world. This proposition isn't going to help that prejudice.


Yeah, but the fact that it's true is going to help it a whole lot less.

Besides, it's hardly the worst national stereotype, is it? Take the Germans. They're always cast as humourless and 'efficient', which is basically a politer way of saying 'mechanised holocaust'.

Edited, May 3rd 2011 9:52am by Kavekk


They aren't humorless, their humor is just very efficient.
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#45 May 03 2011 at 8:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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This change will stimulate the economy due to everbody having to hire PIs to get this information.
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#46 May 03 2011 at 9:12 AM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:
Sounds like a great way to keep Americans from traveling abroad.
Sounds like they want to be able to deny Obama a passport.
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#47 May 03 2011 at 9:19 AM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:
Sounds like a great way to keep Americans from traveling abroad.
Sounds like they want to be able to deny Obama a passport.

Doesn't the state department work for him though?
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#48 May 03 2011 at 10:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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Uglysasquatch wrote:
You're not going to get him to consider the views of others. Ari, I expected more from.

This is an assumption that people make that really should be addressed. Being dismissive is not evidence that I don't consider the views of others. Being an @#%^ is not evidence that I don't consider the views of others. In fact, I consider the views of others very carefully in every decision that I make and every position that I take. It would be foolish of me to cavalierly dismiss the world view and experience of others. To do so would severely limit my ability to make clear, well thought out, effective decisions.

I have simply come to the realization that most of you mother f'uckers are dumber than a pet rock and have nothing to offer an intelligent, coherent conversation, and, as such, the weight given your points of view is quite a bit lower than you may like.

EDIT: F'uck me. A good self aggrandizing rant is ruined when key words are omitted to make the coup de grace read like it was typed by a 6 year old with Down's Syndrome.

Edited, May 3rd 2011 11:17am by MoebiusLord
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I have simply come to the realization that most of you mother f'uckers are than a pet rock and have nothing to offer an intelligent, coherent conversation, and, as such, the weight given your points of view is quite a bit lower than you may like.
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MoebiusLord wrote:
I have simply come to the realization that most of you mother f'uckers are than a pet rock and have nothing to offer an intelligent, coherent conversation, and, as such, the weight given your points of view is quite a bit lower than you may like.
Yes, I should have added the caveat of "on this forum".
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"Dumber than a pet rock" is the most adorable burn in the world.
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