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To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

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  Thread: Zimmerman
Post: Zimmerman

The basic problem I have is that if this were the reverse process and it was unequivocal that Zimmerman (or Black Zimmerman, I should say) was in the right, then it would be kangaroo court tier agains...
Ahab General Talk 25 4,254 07-18-2013, 03:43 AM
  Thread: Why Schools Are Genius
Post: Why Schools Are Genius

They're probably going to increase the workload more now that there are recurrent studies on the 'adverse effects' of summer break - TIME and New York Times do this same shit every two to three years,...
Ahab School Talk 10 3,204 07-10-2013, 08:55 AM
  Thread: That ain't no blowjob dog
Post: That ain't no blowjob dog

Watch on YouTube
Ahab Funny Stuff 0 2,611 07-10-2013, 08:39 AM
  Thread: British
Post: British

Well, even saying that there aren't Americans until the late 18th century, and the population of American Indians had been decimated by then (which is true,) we still as Americans fucked the shit out ...
Ahab Philosophy, Politics & History 8 3,254 07-10-2013, 08:38 AM
  Thread: Facebook
Post: Facebook

It's useful for networking and talking to people. There is a risk of detached interactions, but if you think of it as a game, it becomes easier to figure out how to produce meaningful conversation fod...
Ahab General Talk 12 1,967 07-10-2013, 08:32 AM
  Thread: Harsh truths about accepting and overcoming depression
Post: Harsh truths about accepting and overcoming depres...

I've had moments where I do the same, though I tend on the more episodic side. It ebbs and flows without much of my own doing.
Ahab Philosophy, Politics & History 31 15,723 07-05-2013, 01:53 PM
  Thread: Harsh truths about accepting and overcoming depression
Post: Harsh truths about accepting and overcoming depres...

It is only applicable on a case by case basis, but there are legitimate coping mechanisms here -- I think depression would be the wrong word, this is better for dealing with learned helplessness. One ...
Ahab Philosophy, Politics & History 31 15,723 07-05-2013, 11:13 AM
  Thread: Harsh truths about accepting and overcoming depression
Post: Harsh truths about accepting and overcoming depres...

Miller0070 is mostly right. Depression, at least on the mental level (brain is a different story,) is a severe tendency for circular logic, the myth of linear progress, and false either/or's. I deal w...
Ahab Philosophy, Politics & History 31 15,723 07-04-2013, 08:33 PM
  Thread: Game of Thrones
Post: Game of Thrones

That's the realism bleeding in. The medieval concept of power was power over death, and honor as in obeying to a fault the system in place. Conservatism if you will. Ned at least has the balls to kill...
Ahab Movies/TV/Videos/Books 19 5,988 07-04-2013, 08:23 PM
  Thread: Stance on Abortion
Post: Stance on Abortion

Here's my two cents: if it's your body, you have the right to abort a fetus. If you don't want to be pregnant, you have a right to terminate the pregnancy. Why should this be a right? 1) Reduction i...
Ahab Philosophy, Politics & History 47 10,467 06-29-2013, 08:47 AM
  Thread: Are you a sinner?
Post: Are you a sinner?

Greed: High Gluttony: High Wrath: Medium Sloth: High Envy: Medium Lust: High Pride: Medium
Ahab General Talk 23 2,863 06-29-2013, 08:34 AM
  Thread: Anyone need a part time online job? I'm looking for someone to work for me
Post: Anyone need a part time online job? I'm looking fo...

Sorry Steve, your email got into my spam box, but I've responded now.
Ahab Alternative Learning & Income 9 10,315 06-29-2013, 08:27 AM
  Thread: Game of Thrones
Post: RE: Game of Thrones

(06-04-2013 05:25 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Am I like the only person on earth that doesn't like it? So much backstabbing and cruelty and politics... not my thing. I do like a small handful of the ch...
Ahab Movies/TV/Videos/Books 19 5,988 06-28-2013, 05:41 AM
  Thread: Do you believe there is a heaven?
Post: RE: Do you believe there is a heaven?

(06-20-2013 09:56 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Science can only explain so much at our current level. Sure, more than previous eras, but we're still just guessing almost everything and it's still pos...
Ahab General Talk 52 9,243 06-28-2013, 05:27 AM
  Thread: goddamnit
Post: goddamnit

Sounds like a cracked rib, errr, yeah.
Ahab General Talk 8 2,749 06-28-2013, 04:25 AM
  Thread: Why do Americans allow the government to control them?
Post: Why do Americans allow the government to control t...

ohi guyz this article is relevant http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2012/09/t...ow_up.html
Ahab General Talk 13 3,923 06-28-2013, 04:20 AM
  Thread: My sister is a piece of shit selfish cunt and I hope she fucking dies
Post: RE: My sister is a piece of shit selfish cunt and ...

Night, you shouldn't be so pissed off at her. I get it, job acquisition is one of the lamest topics to talk about when it comes to entry level tier work, especially if someone who can't even legally w...
Ahab School Talk 74 47,907 06-28-2013, 04:04 AM
  Thread: Anyone need a part time online job? I'm looking for someone to work for me
Post: Anyone need a part time online job? I'm looking fo...

I'd love to know the details, please. I'm PMing you my email address, reach me there.
Ahab Alternative Learning & Income 9 10,315 06-25-2013, 07:48 PM
  Thread: What's best for your child?
Post: What's best for your child?

I'm going to beat my children until they are able to read Ancient Greek and Latin. If they cannot in thorough detail relate the structure of Plato's Republic by the age of 7, they're failures, I'll le...
Ahab Philosophy, Politics & History 17 3,159 06-25-2013, 07:45 PM
  Thread: If you could have/be anything/anyone, what/who would it/you be and why?
Post: If you could have/be anything/anyone, what/who wou...

Be anything? Me right now --- because whatever fantasy future me isn't even a person, it's a cloudy ass map that comes from my own ignorance of the future in the present moment, lacking in affirmation...
Ahab Philosophy, Politics & History 20 4,817 06-25-2013, 07:14 PM
  Thread: Why do Americans allow the government to control them?
Post: Why do Americans allow the government to control t...

"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers." - Proverbs for the Paranoid III, Pynchon Another question: how did accountability in this country become so s...
Ahab General Talk 13 3,923 06-25-2013, 06:29 PM
  Thread: Quitting smoking.
Post: Quitting smoking.

I feel you there. I think I've tried to quit 40 times this year alone. I make it an average of less than a day.
Ahab General Talk 18 2,575 06-04-2013, 02:33 AM
  Thread: Undercover Cop Befriends Special Needs Student and Convinces him to buy Marijuana
Post: Undercover Cop Befriends Special Needs Student and...

Things to note about this article 1) This happened in suburban America, namely Riverside County. Not the most liberal place in California. 2) If there are three types of Cops (Tucker Max's blog dist...
Ahab News 10 6,067 06-03-2013, 07:41 AM
  Thread: Game of Thrones
Post: Game of Thrones

I watched the TV series first ( seasons one and two), then moved to the books. I'm only on Storm of Swords, not even up to date with the Red Wedding episode coming up tonight, but even now I'm startin...
Ahab Movies/TV/Videos/Books 19 5,988 06-03-2013, 07:26 AM
  Thread: Cool bands?
Post: RE: Cool bands?

(06-02-2013 03:45 PM)TheCancer Wrote:   (06-02-2013 06:31 AM)Ahab Wrote:  PUNK (mostly hardcore/post-hardcore): MDC, Retox, Rites of Spring, The Scandals, 0Dfx, Bad Brains, The Adolescents...
Ahab Music 31 10,318 06-03-2013, 07:23 AM
  Thread: Do you drink alcohol in school?
Post: Do you drink alcohol in school?

Also, never bring gin in. Gin wreaks.
Ahab General Talk 21 5,371 06-03-2013, 07:20 AM
  Thread: Was Slavery the American Holocaust?
Post: Was Slavery the American Holocaust?

Just to be a fuckin' contrarian to the good answers provided (the decimation of native american populations is a more reasonable alternative, though we must remember the diseases of only a few hundred...
Ahab Homework Help & Answers 6 4,527 06-03-2013, 06:32 AM
  Thread: Cool bands?
Post: Cool bands?

PUNK (mostly hardcore/post-hardcore): MDC, Retox, Rites of Spring, The Scandals, 0Dfx, Bad Brains, The Adolescents, OFF!
Ahab Music 31 10,318 06-02-2013, 06:31 AM
  Thread: People and pornography/sex
Post: People and pornography/sex

It's partly that, plus classic pop science trivia. "Women are more verbal, and men are more visual." I wouldn't venture to say 50 Shades of Grey has what you would call a 'slow build up,' but it proba...
Ahab General Talk 10 3,261 06-02-2013, 06:26 AM
  Thread: I got into a discussion about atheism and god and such and this is what happened.
Post: I got into a discussion about atheism and god and ...

It's sad how Christians have fallen to this sophistry. What happened to Kierkegaard, Barth, and the other dead homies who made at least a little sense? They proselytize like a bunch of hippies nowada...
Ahab Philosophy, Politics & History 25 6,298 06-02-2013, 06:11 AM
  Thread: Psychopaths
Post: RE: Psychopaths

(05-29-2013 10:35 AM)Twisted Wrote:  Why do psychopaths want to cause harm to others? Why do they kill others? Psychopaths are humans that don't feel any guilt, remorse, or anxiety when they do...
Ahab Philosophy, Politics & History 21 4,828 06-02-2013, 05:48 AM
  Thread: People and pornography/sex
Post: People and pornography/sex

Question: how old is the chick you're asking? I don't know if it's just me and the kind of people I tend to hang out with, but after a certain point asking if a girl watches porn is pretty trivial and...
Ahab General Talk 10 3,261 06-02-2013, 05:17 AM
  Thread: What the fuck?
Post: What the fuck?

I missed Arrested Development. Now it's back on and it sucks ass balls. I definitely miss The Wire. Omar ain't comin' yo :(.
Ahab General Talk 2 1,234 06-02-2013, 05:14 AM
  Thread: Do you drink alcohol in school?
Post: Do you drink alcohol in school?

Best way to drink in school: vodka and either tonic water or gimlet. Straight vodka, you risk the boss lady getting a whiff, and if she's teaching at a public school, you'd best believe she knows that...
Ahab General Talk 21 5,371 06-02-2013, 05:12 AM
  Thread: Strong thoughts
Post: Strong thoughts

A strategy Daniele Bolelli proposed in one of his original Drunken Taoist podcast's was to have the option of suicide open when you're really depressed, because you at least have that choice, and that...
Ahab School Talk 6 3,401 05-27-2013, 03:24 PM
  Thread: Could a heterosexual person enjoy sex with their gender?
Post: Could a heterosexual person enjoy sex with their g...

The orientation distinctions are kind of dumb. Heterosexuals are prone to having homosexual experiences here and there. Sensations can be enjoyed, but it doesn't mean the whole of it is enjoyed. Think...
Ahab Philosophy, Politics & History 15 5,020 05-04-2013, 03:19 AM
  Thread: RE: So My Mom Threatened Me...
Post: RE: So My Mom Threatened Me...

Sounds like you need some professional help with the depression. If your mother thinks it's some kind of an 'excuse for laziness' and won't help you, get a professional at school to provide a recommen...
Ahab School Talk 67 27,177 05-04-2013, 03:15 AM
  Thread: Are you an anarchist, libertarian, etc?
Post: RE: Are you an anarchist, libertarian, etc?

(05-03-2013 06:09 AM)|55555| Wrote:   (05-03-2013 05:50 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:   (05-03-2013 05:38 AM)|55555| Wrote:  I'm God. Quote:Supposedly Individualism translates to egocentrism...
Ahab General Talk 42 13,520 05-04-2013, 02:57 AM
  Thread: What makes humans any different than other animals?
Post: What makes humans any different than other animals...

Humans are closer to bonobo's and chimpanzees than African elephants are to Indian elephants. All that stuff we have still just amounts to 1% of our DNA and one two to twenty thousandth of the Earth's...
Ahab General Talk 13 2,727 05-04-2013, 02:25 AM
  Thread: "Settle down"
Post: "Settle down"

I honestly don't care who settles down or not. I don't know if I will one day or not, but that's up to the future to decide. It's not a conscious decision, I don't think. It kinda just ensues. If you ...
Ahab General Talk 8 1,627 05-04-2013, 02:11 AM
  Thread: Favorite books?
Post: Favorite books?

Blood Meridian, Notes from the Underground, The Art of War, and The Book of Five Rings.
Ahab General Talk 5 915 05-04-2013, 01:47 AM
  Thread: Favorite movies?
Post: Favorite movies?

Oh hell, this is a tough one. The Baader Meinhoff Complex, Matango, The Trial, Oldboy, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack, Outrage!, Ran, The Seven S...
Ahab General Talk 8 1,276 05-04-2013, 01:46 AM
  Thread: Are you an anarchist, libertarian, etc?
Post: Are you an anarchist, libertarian, etc?

Anarchist for the most part. Politics are about power plays, and if you wanna play ball with the sociopaths, and the narcissists who aid and abed, you'd best be a sociopath.
Ahab General Talk 42 13,520 05-04-2013, 12:51 AM
  Thread: Is being an adult fun?
Post: Is being an adult fun?

It has it's ups and downs. I'm more keenly aware of just how much time is against me, I have to deal with a fair share of money anxiety, and the world became a shark that demands me to service it with...
Ahab General Talk 13 5,697 05-04-2013, 12:38 AM
  Thread: Favorite bands?
Post: Favorite bands?

Frank Zappa, The Sugarcubes
Ahab General Talk 12 2,091 05-04-2013, 12:26 AM
  Thread: Why do ghetto people look, act and sound like morons?
Post: Why do ghetto people look, act and sound like moro...

It's a cultural difference. Similar to how people in rural areas can seem moronic. The simple bit of it is this: if you live in a crowded area where you have to be worried about getting stabbed, raped...
Ahab General Talk 8 3,659 05-04-2013, 12:23 AM
  Thread: What is your religion?
Post: What is your religion?

I pick and choose what works for me from different religious practices, the bulk of it being Soto Zen Buddhist practices (namely meditation) and some Taoist philosophy. Agnostic atheist otherwise.
Ahab General Talk 8 1,602 05-04-2013, 12:13 AM
  Thread: Other people's lives are as real as your own.
Post: Other people's lives are as real as your own.

I say this: solipsism is an entertaining thought, and great for making people paranoid at a magic mushroom gathering, but when someone starts believing they're the main character in their own life-mov...
Ahab Best of School Survival 29 21,915 02-28-2013, 04:52 AM
  Thread: I think I am finally getting rid off my emotions.
Post: RE: I think I am finally getting rid off my emotio...

(12-19-2012 11:36 PM)Reptorian Wrote:  The answer? Less oxygen levels, but I don't know how to get rid of emotions safely to do this. I already have sleep-deprived myself, almost no emotions, s...
Ahab General Talk 38 13,702 12-23-2012, 06:49 AM
  Thread: Why are parents selfish?
Post: RE: Why are parents selfish?

(11-21-2012 08:55 AM)Voluble Wrote:  if you read my other post about the IPAD4'S thats one example my dad got us a game to share called "borderlands2" im lucky i even have games but then he boug...
Ahab General Talk 21 5,504 11-24-2012, 01:59 AM

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