uclari

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    • I'm Alive

      4 years ago

      uclari

      That is all.

    • I hate SJWs and Their Bullshit

      in Forums > I hate SJWs and Their Bullshit | Follow this topic

      uclari

      Being a not-whacko-conservative in the US is hard work. You get the option of being a "libertarian," which basically means you are a moron who believes in unproven magic human goodness, or you get to be a "moderate," which means you vote for the incumbent because thinking is hard.

      That sorta leaves being a heterodox or being a liberal. And good God, liberals in the US have drunk the idiot juice a lot lately. Case in point: "social justice warriors," which is basically netspeak for "idiots on Tumblr who act like they know anything. One example is Suey Park:
      CancelColbert.png?resize=620%2C465. Colbert made an obviously satirical joke about racism, and she responded by trying to drum up outrage about racism aimed at Asians (which is real, but not the topic in this case.) By derailing (something SJWs love to accuse everyone else of doing all the time, including of mansplaining, whitesplaining, and even explaining), she took the attention away from an actual issue and made it about herself and her dumb ass.

      I could probably list a million examples of this shit, but suffice it to say, most of them are equally insufferably stupid. This leaves conservatives with lots of ammo to paint non-conservatives as idiots (this also works well for them when it comes to how much American liberals masturbate over hating capitalism). So yeah, SJWs? SHUT. THE. FUCK. UP. Stop making it harder for non-nutjobs to combat the nutjobs. It's bad enough that the GOP is tacitly supporting people who think blacks were better under slavery, we don't need you rushing in to tell us that the preferred nomenclature is whatever you, white liberal, has decided it is for them.

      COME AT ME SJWs.

      9 replies

    • Equality: A meaningless concept

      in Forums > Equality: A meaningless concept | Follow this topic

      uclari

      "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..."

      We've all heard this used many, many times. I'd say that it's considered axiomatic in American political language to start everything with a discussion of equality. Even Hobbes, the great "pessimist" of Western political philosophy, believed that men were so equal that their differences hardly mattered: "NATURE hath made men so equal in the faculties of body and mind as that, though there be found one man sometimes manifestly stronger in body or of quicker mind than another, yet when all is reckoned together the difference between man and man is not so considerable as that one man can thereupon claim to himself any benefit to which another may not pretend as well as he. For as to the strength of body, the weakest has strength enough to kill the strongest, either by secret machination or by confederacy with others that are in the same danger with himself."

      But is it true?

      Simple logic can tell you no. Some people are taller, some stronger, some shorter, some better looking. And some of these differences come to have real meaning to individuals in modern society. I doubt that Mark Zuckerberg would be as successful today if he were less intelligent. He has so little else in his favor-- he is not strong, he's not particularly attractive, and he's not charismatic. A stupid Zuck is a sad Zuck.

      Yet, we pretend that all people are magically equal-- only their opportunities differ. We tacitly admit, however, that people are different by performing tests on them: IQ tests, standardized tests of all kind, that determine people's fates. We require that our soldiers be reasonably healthy, and our doctors reasonably smart (or at least driven.)

      But we do not accept discussion that perhaps there are differences between men, women, and various groups. Because that would be explicit admission of differences.

      Is this good for society? Is this lie better for us, or worse?

      21 replies

    • Is American philosophy failing America?

      in Forums > Is American philosophy failing America? | Follow this topic

      uclari

      I figure the title says it all, but I'll expand a bit here in case the rah-rah America types come in and accuse me of being BAAAAAD.

      American political philosophy, at least as I know it, largely stems from the Enlightenment and its followers. It's quite an impressive body of democratic thinking that, in the end, begat one of the greatest products of political thought in the history of humanity: the US Constitution.

      However, as quickly as the Founders of the US produced a republic, they succumbed to the temptations of in-fighting and the failures of politics. Thankfully, the Founders saw this as inevitable, and constructed a system that would be stronger than the machinations of factions and ambitious men. And regardless of the failings of the governments, there seemed to exist (as far as my reading of history goes) a zeitgeist of "Americanness." Some sort of essential character and belief in the greatness of the republic.

      Today, like in times past we see a polarized society whose leaders seem unable to figure out whether they want to lead their people forward or simply cloister themselves in the interpretations of past glories. But today, there seems to be a sense that America, as a greater concept, is being scorned by Americans themselves. The right has succumbed to populist madness that seeks little more than "lower taxes," and the left is a mishmash of scummy "me too" critics who are iconoclastic for nothing more than a desire to complain. We look toward jesters as our journalists, and we expect nothing more of our politicians than to raise our post-tax income every election cycle by a "just enough" amount.

      What, then, is our philosophy today? Is our national spirit little more than "buy a bigger TV and car every year until the dirty politicians tax me?"

      And if our national philosophy (as a broad concept) is failing us, then what can we do?

      Just a thought I had. Discuss!

      19 replies

    • Is it okay to be bigoted?

      in Forums > Is it okay to be bigoted? | Follow this topic

      uclari

      Is all bigotry bad?

      That is, is it necessarily wrong to avoid hanging out in Bedford-Stuyvesant or Compton if you're a middle-class Jew like me?

      Or hell, is it wrong to think that men and women are different and limited in different ways?

      I'm not saying we should all turn around and become Derek Vinyard, curb stomping minorities. But, is some degree of bigotry acceptable, perhaps even healthy? In our society, we've been told that all forms of bigotry are irrational, illogical, and bad. But is this the case?

      52 replies

    • 9 years ago

      uclari
    • Got married

      9 years ago

      uclari

      Oh yeah, I got married.

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    • A report I just did

      9 years ago

      uclari

      www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/movie/feature91.html

      The link won't last long, so get it while you can. This is why I'm never on this site anymore (work...)

      I worked 3 days in a row on this, for about 15 hours a day. Wooo...

    • Anyone buying an iPad?

      9 years ago

      uclari

      Hey everyone.

      I'm looking to interview an iPad buyer on the day of launch. If you'll be in NYC and buying one, please contact me at ari.schwartz@nhkny.com.

      Here's your chance to get your 15 minutes of fame in Japan!

    • I YET LIVE

      9 years ago

      uclari

      I'm alive. I just work too goddamn much and don't have time for the important things in life.

      If any of you wish to chit-chat, though, feel free to hit me up at my gmail account: uclari at gmail dot com. I'm on quite a bit.

  • Comments (216)

    • Chewey_Delt

      8 years ago

      Wait, what are you doing now?

      Oddly enough, now that I have less time, I'm posting more; mostly because I need something for a mental health break and in some weird, perverted way, this site provides that at times. I don't understand it.

    • Chewey_Delt

      8 years ago

      I <3 that you're posting again, at least a bit.

    • uclari

      8 years ago

      The best part about using the word "fecund" is that most people think it means dirty or something.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      8 years ago

      "Fecund". Nice usage. You just don't see that word used that often.

      Post edited 10/17/10 12:03PM

    • smantie

      10 years ago

      manko oishi.

    • FerrariMaste

      10 years ago

      Evil as in it will suck your soul out of you? I've heard really good things about their programs though.

    • testify

      10 years ago

      I am worried that you profile picture signals an excuse for the next one to be you shirtless with scratches and bruises from the combat.

      - trying to get on Duste's good side?
      - Pal may try to tell you to build a weapon using the available elements

      we need the other roles filled in.

    • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

      10 years ago

      Pst. That "sudden pride" thing was from a comment on this forum about a member saying that he was personally proud of America for the first time.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      10 years ago

      Dude, I've been checking out the Gun Control thread--trying to catch up--and I have to say, you are a damn fine moderator. Kudos.

    • John117_MC

      10 years ago

      Wait I think I get it.

      Are you being Ben for Halloween?

    • Orcus

      10 years ago

      HOLY FUCK!

    • Orcus

      10 years ago

      Miss me?

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      10 years ago

      I need a picture of Mel Brooks as Comicus next to McCain that says "Bullshit Artists." smiley4.gif

    • U_Got_Sarged

      10 years ago

      White plains NY? Shirley NY myself. Good to see another 'New Yawker' as everyone calls us.

    • starcom30273

      10 years ago

      grr

    • crusha09

      10 years ago

      I had 10 bucks burning a hole in my paypal, so heres a star.

      Use it well!

      saberwiki:swcreators:luke_skywalker:luke

    • crusha09

      10 years ago

      HEY

      Get online.

    • mastersarg3

      11 years ago

      would u accept a friend request from me??

    • swooper74

      11 years ago

      It's such a generic, forgettable style, I hadn't even made the connection on that image.

    • acidblack

      11 years ago

      Neoma would like your vote.

    • NeedsTherapy

      11 years ago

      There's nothing worse than having a Masters degree in Western Philosophy.

    • Stonesword

      11 years ago

      Crap, sorry, I lamed you, that was suppose to be a +1 Zing!
      smiley2.gif

    • rpl15

      11 years ago

      Fruit flies are coming to get meeeeeeeee.

    • Drizztd44 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Wii Fit is hard yo.

    • o0oga_bo0oga

      11 years ago

      CALL ME O0OGA_BO0OGA.

      I HAVE RECENTLY FORMED A PARTY AND INVITE YOU TO JOIN, COMRADE. WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP FIGHT THE CORRUPTION ON THE BOARDS?

    • Batmantis25

      11 years ago

      Honestly, my big trip to Paris left a really bad impression on me.

      City was filthy, people were rude and inhospitable, and some of the sites were rather underwhelming.

      Eiffel was immense but the best part was Château de Versailles and it's gardens.

    • DarkMechanic

      11 years ago

      Where do you get those crazy little avatar characters?

    • Neoma

      11 years ago

      Summarizing you.

    • Chewey_Delt

      11 years ago

      No worries, I definitely will. I'll update the blog as often as possible, and occasionally chime in here just to bump the blog. I probably won't be checking most peoples' journals, except on occasion when I have a bit of time to look at peoples' most recent journals, so let me know if anything important happens.

    • Mexcello

      11 years ago

      I haven't joined in just because people are either on completely different pages or because they simply have no idea what they're talking about.

    • Mexcello

      11 years ago

      I do have one problem with your IP argument.

      the Pauly Shore version of Guernica, only worse.


      Worse than the Pauly Shore version of Guernica? We all know that such a thing is impossible.

    • mymy

      11 years ago

      San Diego? Mira Mesa here! smiley0.gif

    • Chewey_Delt

      11 years ago

      Only if you want it to be. Giggity giggity!

    • Chewey_Delt

      11 years ago

      You're my favorite.

    • Chewey_Delt

      11 years ago

      I'm convinced you don't have to be gay to think that's cute. I think you'd have to have a heart the size of a proton to think it's not. But for a big fag like myself, it's like a moth to a fucking forest fire.

    • Chewey_Delt

      11 years ago

      Gah, who's got Data already?

    • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

      11 years ago

      You know what's fun?

      Installing the alpha 4 pre-release of Ubuntu 8.04, while there's a raging blizzard outside, while having not slept at all last night, while not having eaten since yesterday afternoon.

      That's fun.

    • 1984

      11 years ago

      I think I just roflmao'd, literally.

    • Batmantis25

      11 years ago

      Gud. u shud nvr go der. its horrable wrk.

    • Batmantis25

      11 years ago

      haz u evr agiencied or gov work?

    • rpl15

      11 years ago

      Miss me? ^_-

    • AiuaCortana

      11 years ago

      And where did you live?

      Yeah I really only read Shojo manga that has little or nothing to do with the high school drama crap, I tend to beat down fanfic writers and yaoi girls. Yeah I like the lolita style, but I have an affinity for Victorian and Rococo elegance and not "Gothness, Blood and Suicide" as well. I relate my life to a shojo manga because alot of the time this stuff happens, and me having a vast imagination kind of affects the aspects as well, not to mention my mind had to fill in a lot of blanks when it came to Halo because I only saw it and had not played, after having a Heavy dose of Yuu Watase's Fushigi Yuugi, those two aspects melded to create something beautiful in my mind. If you see in my pics I am wearing a proper Furisode kimono, for the sake of wearing my most formal attire to go and visit people who I admire the most...as you can see from the armor they admired it too.

    • AiuaCortana

      11 years ago

      Definitely not a weeaboo my true Japan passion is the art of proper Kimono Kitsuke, tea ceremony, art of conversation, learning customs. I don't drink bubble tea and call Japanese guys san or chan, if I am going to speak the language im going to speak it fluently and not use cute or silly phrases I learned off a damn anime. Just look at the pictures you'll see, the vast majority of these weeaboos don't even know how to put on a kimono or hakama properly and think that the Geiko wear "face paint" and chopsticks in their hair.

    • seniorsr

      11 years ago

      read post # 14 and then post #15.
      I didnt mean EVERYONE.
      oh and i dont care how i spell on the internet! Am I going to get a fucking award for spelling correctly on the INTERNET!

    • DaDouche

      11 years ago

      In reply to DarkMechanic, #72:

      Umm... the end of Bretton Woods. Like... the 1970s.

      Been cooped for a bit?


      That's a little hostile isn't it? The guy's asking a legitimate question with no malice intended.

    • joequincy

      11 years ago

      Agreed. I meant to infer that this release (if properly marketed) could be the turning point. Sony needs to make this game its poster child, and seriously push game developers to follow in its footsteps. The PS3 cannot be saved with another Madden, or even clones of this new game. It needs developers to push the console and bring original gameplay to the table. I just hope that we see more games like that. The PS3 is a great machine. I would hate to see it go to waste.

    • Mexcello

      11 years ago

      I think I'll keep my soul, but thanks for the offer. I should mention that this laptop is still under warranty.

    • BigBen

      11 years ago

      Then I went to a program where they apparently dislike giving out good grades.


      Law School is like that.

      That's why I'm pretty happy about these grades. If it were just this semester that counted, I'd be in the top three people in the class, even overall this will move me up to the top 5% probably, or at least close to it.

    • Drizztd44 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Dude what's happened here. I'm gone for a while and all i've seen since I logged on this morning were retared threads on the first page and all the interesting ones created by the elitists pushed to the bottom of the page.

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