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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: Trump won
Post: RE: Trump won

Trump or Hillary... Trump is the superior choice in my opinion. I didn't vote because I do not consider government legitimate. However, the hysterics from the left are laughable and the dick sucking w...
UnschoolShqiponjë Philosophy, Politics & History 71 18,265 01-06-2017, 04:33 AM
  Thread: Why isn't weed legal?
Post: RE: Why isn't weed legal?

Money, power and control. That's why it is illegal.
UnschoolShqiponjë Philosophy, Politics & History 49 11,984 01-06-2017, 04:32 AM
  Thread: Are you going to force your kids to go to school?
Post: RE: Are you going to force your kids to go to scho...

I remember making this thread. Answer for me, half a decade later, is still a resounding "no". (01-27-2013 08:48 AM)тωιѕтє∂ Wrote:  Even though school itself sucks pretty bad, the education it ...
UnschoolShqiponjë School Talk 50 11,438 01-04-2017, 06:51 AM
  Thread: I love looking at my old posts.
Post: RE: I love looking at my old posts.

(01-03-2017 10:15 AM)Uryitiogi Wrote:  "i love looking at my own asshole" If I could, I would love it.
UnschoolShqiponjë General Talk 6 1,647 01-04-2017, 06:40 AM
  Thread: I love looking at my old posts.
Post: RE: I love looking at my old posts.

(01-02-2017 03:07 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Hi there! Long time no see. :) Same! I like to come here once in a while... once a year it seems like lol
UnschoolShqiponjë General Talk 6 1,647 01-02-2017, 09:45 AM
  Thread: I love looking at my old posts.
Post: RE: I love looking at my old posts.

(01-01-2017 08:24 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  hi sup hi? Alright, we bangin!
UnschoolShqiponjë General Talk 6 1,647 01-01-2017, 10:07 AM
  Thread: I love looking at my old posts.
Post: I love looking at my old posts.

People usually look back on their lives and cringe and dislike it. Including old internet posts. I like to look back and some of the cool and a lot of the stupid as fuck shit I said. It's been over...
UnschoolShqiponjë General Talk 6 1,647 01-01-2017, 05:01 AM
  Thread: Capitalism? Capitalism????
Post: RE: Capitalism? Capitalism????

"Controlling yourself is nice. Controlling others yourself is intoxicating." Irony.
UnschoolShqiponjë General Talk 30 4,984 08-02-2015, 10:25 PM
  Thread: A 13-Year-Old's Slavery Analogy Raises Some Uncomfortable Truths in School
Post: RE: A 13-Year-Old's Slavery Analogy Raises Some Un...

But you are inclined to believe the system that needs your tax money and obedience ? it's not a conspiracy, it's just logic. Create positions with special powers and rules and it attracts those who se...
UnschoolShqiponjë News 11 5,446 08-02-2015, 10:24 PM
  Thread: Capitalism? Capitalism????
Post: RE: Capitalism? Capitalism????

Still didn't describe a monopoly that came in existence all by itself without buddying up with government to cement its place. No, government is not some organism. It's clear you don't understand lib...
UnschoolShqiponjë General Talk 30 4,984 08-02-2015, 01:16 AM
  Thread: A 13-Year-Old's Slavery Analogy Raises Some Uncomfortable Truths in School
Post: RE: A 13-Year-Old's Slavery Analogy Raises Some Un...

Compulsory schooling is only enforceable if people have the ability to send their kids off and not need them to survive. Look at ghettos, rampant truancy. I also assume you didn't even watch the vid...
UnschoolShqiponjë News 11 5,446 08-02-2015, 01:13 AM
  Thread: A 13-Year-Old's Slavery Analogy Raises Some Uncomfortable Truths in School
Post: RE: A 13-Year-Old's Slavery Analogy Raises Some Un...

(07-30-2015 09:16 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  FYI compulsory education laws are intended to target parents, especially those who dont believe their kid should get an education. That was never the i...
UnschoolShqiponjë News 11 5,446 08-01-2015, 09:29 AM
  Thread: Capitalism? Capitalism????
Post: RE: Capitalism? Capitalism????

Describe a monopoly that provided shit service and product that arose without any government help. None exist as far as I am aware. It's not market magic, it's basic economics. Companies that constan...
UnschoolShqiponjë General Talk 30 4,984 08-01-2015, 09:15 AM
  Thread: The SS firearms thread.
Post: RE: The SS firearms thread.

Two of my guns. Albanian SKS and M&P 15 Sport. The Sport has a grip on it now, but it's not in the pic. [img]http://i.imgur.com/heelqwH.jpg?1[/img]
UnschoolShqiponjë General Talk 54 12,191 08-01-2015, 04:54 AM
  Thread: Capitalism? Capitalism????
Post: RE: Capitalism? Capitalism????

(07-08-2015 03:18 AM)Alistoriv Wrote:  didn't take long for someone to pull the no true scotsman card please tell me how in a system driven by profits, no one will create a monopoly to maximize...
UnschoolShqiponjë General Talk 30 4,984 08-01-2015, 04:33 AM
  Thread: Mothers prefer sons, fathers prefer daughters
Post: RE: Mothers prefer sons, fathers prefer daughters

(11-24-2014 02:58 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  I think it depends on culture. This and individual preference. I prefer to have daughters and no sons at all. Reason? Incest. Craster has it right. ...
UnschoolShqiponjë Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 12 2,755 07-31-2015, 08:58 PM
  Thread: The ultimate thread for feminism
Post: RE: The ultimate thread for feminism

Quote:Women are submissive, they want a guy that will lead and they can follow. I agreed with most of what you said, but not you are leaning too much in the opposite, 1960s style mentality with this...
UnschoolShqiponjë General Talk 33 8,053 01-22-2015, 03:02 PM
  Thread: Still lurking
Post: RE: Still lurking

Literally just stopped by for shits and giggles. I noticed my username in your sig dirtbikemike and decided to see if I remembered my password, clearly I did. Now remembering all the dumb and cool sh...
UnschoolShqiponjë General Talk 17 3,146 01-21-2015, 07:26 AM
  Thread: I miss the old days
Post: RE: I miss the old days

(10-22-2013 09:33 AM)kfcnyancat Wrote:   (10-18-2013 01:45 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  What I mean by "legal adulthood" was not something magical but simply you are given freedom. Most of ...
UnschoolShqiponjë School Talk 13 3,950 10-22-2013, 10:31 AM
  Thread: My Classmates...
Post: RE: My Classmates...

A lot of homeschoolers (and also virtual schoolers) have debilitating religious background. Debilitating as in extremeist. Unborn child is an appropriate term I guess.
UnschoolShqiponjë School Talk 6 3,242 10-22-2013, 06:43 AM
  Thread: Gen-ed, College And Me.
Post: RE: Gen-ed, College And Me.

I want to post so much but I still don't have my laptop. I agree though Braniac.
UnschoolShqiponjë School Talk 12 5,182 10-21-2013, 02:09 PM
  Thread: Would You Want Your Child In This Exquisitely-Managed Classroom?
Post: RE: Would You Want Your Child In This Exquisitely-...

(10-21-2013 01:16 PM)planetfall666 Wrote:   (10-21-2013 12:25 PM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Why am I forced to take biology for child psychology? To understand how the brain works? That is...
UnschoolShqiponjë Youth Rights 11 4,709 10-21-2013, 01:33 PM
  Thread: Would You Want Your Child In This Exquisitely-Managed Classroom?
Post: RE: Would You Want Your Child In This Exquisitely-...

We have to also ask what kind of people this "training" tends to create. What attitude does it foster? It is fairly obvious I don't think I need to explain it. As you said... Question college as wel...
UnschoolShqiponjë Youth Rights 11 4,709 10-21-2013, 12:25 PM
  Thread: Would You Want Your Child In This Exquisitely-Managed Classroom?
Post: RE: Would You Want Your Child In This Exquisitely-...

The thing is it ignore how humans (well most healthy ones) learn and take in information. If a kid prefers this environment then that's perfectly fine. Fact is you need to look at it through the lense...
UnschoolShqiponjë Youth Rights 11 4,709 10-21-2013, 09:29 AM
  Thread: "popluar kids"
Post: RE: "popluar kids"

I see a lot of jealousy in this thread.
UnschoolShqiponjë School Talk 12 3,432 10-21-2013, 03:21 AM
  Thread: Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback
Post: RE: Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback

The system needs to be completely destroyed and rebuilt. That's that.
UnschoolShqiponjë Youth Rights 3 3,468 10-20-2013, 04:00 PM
  Thread: Would You Want Your Child In This Exquisitely-Managed Classroom?
Post: RE: Would You Want Your Child In This Exquisitely-...

Fuck I would hang myself. Not fucking natural. Frankly it disgusts me hahaha
UnschoolShqiponjë Youth Rights 11 4,709 10-20-2013, 03:55 PM
  Thread: "popluar kids"
Post: RE: "popluar kids"

Studies have shown that popular kids are generally more sociable. Attractiveness and athleticism helps. As they get older some might get superiority complexes.
UnschoolShqiponjë School Talk 12 3,432 10-20-2013, 03:44 PM
  Thread: Autism Isn't a Disease
Post: RE: Autism Isn't a Disease

(10-20-2013 12:44 AM)DoA Wrote:  In order for me to process a wall of text, I'd probably respond best to a summary followed by the information expanding upon what was said in the summary. That...
UnschoolShqiponjë Best of School Survival 41 24,602 10-20-2013, 03:34 PM
  Thread: Autism Isn't a Disease
Post: RE: Autism Isn't a Disease

(10-19-2013 11:39 AM)SubCulture Wrote:   (10-19-2013 11:15 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  For low functioning autism it would be amazing if they could reverse it. However a "cure" is a poor w...
UnschoolShqiponjë Best of School Survival 41 24,602 10-19-2013, 12:40 PM
  Thread: Forums went down for a second there
Post: RE: Forums went down for a second there

(10-19-2013 09:40 AM)IvoTheMagnificent Wrote:  Quote:I think that's something with the human brain, not with society. Swear words activate a different part if the brain. They're tied to emotion....
UnschoolShqiponjë School Talk 53 9,468 10-19-2013, 11:19 AM
  Thread: Autism Isn't a Disease
Post: RE: Autism Isn't a Disease

(10-19-2013 09:54 AM)SubCulture Wrote:  By the way, I don't like Autism Speaks. They preach all about "We're not stupid, we're different", and then all of that money goes into research for a cur...
UnschoolShqiponjë Best of School Survival 41 24,602 10-19-2013, 11:15 AM
  Thread: Forums went down for a second there
Post: RE: Forums went down for a second there

(10-19-2013 07:23 AM)SubCulture Wrote:  And this is one of the reasons why I use swear words sparingly. We should get rid of the taboo on words. They are pointless and.... Dumb. How's that for ...
UnschoolShqiponjë School Talk 53 9,468 10-19-2013, 08:59 AM
  Thread: Forums went down for a second there
Post: RE: Forums went down for a second there

Fuckin fuck dead you stole my fuckin idea you cunt. I now gracefully accept my addition to your ignore list Ivo. Your threads your rules. Mo'fucka.
UnschoolShqiponjë School Talk 53 9,468 10-19-2013, 03:01 AM
  Thread: Autism Isn't a Disease
Post: RE: Autism Isn't a Disease

It is a mental disability to varying degrees. I've worked with kids who were very low functioning on the autism spectrum. They were like animals. I have a cousin who, like you, is very high functionin...
UnschoolShqiponjë Best of School Survival 41 24,602 10-19-2013, 12:55 AM
  Thread: SS Generations
Post: RE: SS Generations

(10-18-2013 04:37 PM)SubCulture Wrote:   (10-18-2013 04:28 PM)LedoS Wrote:  What did SoulRiser do? She killed the forum in the summer of last year, because she didn't want to run it anymor...
UnschoolShqiponjë General Talk 96 16,513 10-19-2013, 12:50 AM
  Thread: SS Generations
Post: RE: SS Generations

Hitler known also as SoulRiser. Lol nah but I understand and agree with why she did it.
UnschoolShqiponjë General Talk 96 16,513 10-18-2013, 02:11 PM
  Thread: SS Generations
Post: RE: SS Generations

(10-18-2013 12:37 AM)SubCulture Wrote:  Well, the forum has changed a lot in a really short time. I rarely see the terms "oldfag" and "newfaf" anymore. There was a cleansing.
UnschoolShqiponjë General Talk 96 16,513 10-18-2013, 10:16 AM
  Thread: "I got hired at a Bangladesh sweatshop. Meet my 9-year-old boss"
Post: RE: "I got hired at a Bangladesh sweatshop. Meet m...

First off child labor laws banning children from work are ridiculous and harmful. Forcing children to work in school for zero pay versus letting them choose a place to work for pay, real world experie...
UnschoolShqiponjë Youth Rights 1 2,038 10-18-2013, 01:55 AM
  Thread: School suspends girl for helping her drunk friend get home/
Post: RE: School suspends girl for helping her drunk fri...

And people wonder why teens won't get help when something bad happens if sex or alcohol are involved. The fear of getting in trouble. People reap what they sow I guess.
UnschoolShqiponjë School Talk 12 4,789 10-18-2013, 01:48 AM
  Thread: I miss the old days
Post: RE: I miss the old days

What I mean by "legal adulthood" was not something magical but simply you are given freedom. Most of that freedom should have been given to you at like age 8 but whatever.
UnschoolShqiponjë School Talk 13 3,950 10-18-2013, 01:45 AM
  Thread: silent lunches?!
Post: RE: silent lunches?!

What do these dumb fucks think is going to happen when you release a bunch of young humans together into one room and allow them only that hour to freely speak and interact? Another of my trillion r...
UnschoolShqiponjë School Talk 24 6,108 10-18-2013, 01:38 AM
  Thread: I miss the old days
Post: RE: I miss the old days

(10-17-2013 03:09 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  You do realize that the k-12 period only encompasses a very small portion of your entire social life? It's when you become a legal adult(and usually go...
UnschoolShqiponjë School Talk 13 3,950 10-17-2013, 03:30 AM
  Thread: These are the kind of people who support the school system
Post: RE: These are the kind of people who support the s...

Quote:(my mom, while she doesn't surpress my rights, she bullys me.) Actually that could be considered suppression of your rights. I don't like the term bullying, because it trivializes harassment...
UnschoolShqiponjë School Talk 19 8,205 10-17-2013, 03:28 AM
  Thread: Teacher and Student sexual relations
Post: RE: Teacher and Student sexual relations

In our current top-down model of schooling it is not advisable for a few reasons. One is the authority (teacher) has a lot of power to manipulate or force the subject (student) to do what they want. T...
UnschoolShqiponjë Philosophy, Politics & History 29 5,900 10-17-2013, 03:16 AM
  Thread: How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses
Post: How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a ...

http://www.wired.com/business/2013/10/free-thinkers/ excerpt: Quote: In a 2011 study, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Iowa scanned the brain activi...
UnschoolShqiponjë News 3 3,235 10-17-2013, 01:13 AM
  Thread: Students hang flags around school and get suspended for it
Post: RE: Students hang flags around school and get susp...

(10-06-2013 01:35 AM)Faroven Wrote:  Why the hell would a superintendent flip out over something so trivial? Power, control... no surprises here.
UnschoolShqiponjë News 5 3,587 10-09-2013, 12:51 AM
  Thread: Sexual Harassment?
Post: RE: Sexual Harassment?

Go right to their faces and tell them you will fuck them up if they don't stop fucking with you.
UnschoolShqiponjë School Talk 18 4,250 10-09-2013, 12:48 AM
  Thread: Learning 2030: Without Teachers (live discussion video)
Post: RE: Learning 2030: Without Teachers

The internet and ease of transportation makes traditional schooling pointless for parents that both don't need to work full time jobs. Studies on learning and education make the traditional schooling ...
UnschoolShqiponjë Youth Rights 4 1,824 10-05-2013, 02:46 AM
  Thread: Are we really a "everyone gets a trophy" generation?
Post: RE: Are we really a "everyone gets a trophy" gener...

For some reason, parents think letting their kid always be right, always win, never feel the pain of defeat or failure will be better for their psyche. This is not true and this (not freedom or respec...
UnschoolShqiponjë School Talk 22 12,369 10-05-2013, 12:35 AM

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