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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: Pacifism
Post: RE: Pacifism

(09-30-2006 01:33 PM)Guest Wrote:  WWI was very stupid. Stupid for whom? WWI is often called a "pointless" war, and the causes are often depicted to be the result of some unintentional diplomat...
John Tuttle Best of School Survival 30 19,251 11-18-2013, 12:51 PM
  Thread: Money is less important than you think
Post: Re: Money is less important than you think

thriller222 Wrote:I have never seen any historical evidence that taxes make big businesses leave. It never made businesses leave during the 40's, 50's, and 60's. And businesses sure did not leave wh...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 38 10,520 08-09-2011, 11:54 AM
  Thread: America a Communist Country???!!!!!
Post: Re: America a Communist Country???!!!!!

Geeksta Wrote:That is so strange. Who came up with that? [img]http://www.topviralpictures.com/pics/chairman_meow.png[/img]
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 32 8,677 08-08-2011, 10:14 PM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

Swift Wrote:There was still a market in India and there was still businesses and corporations that existed in India. Having communists in local councils can't do much if they retained the capitalist ...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 257 45,282 08-08-2011, 10:12 PM
  Thread: Let's make our own country! Constitutional Convention Time!
Post: Re: Let's make our own country! Constitutional Con...

jnkbortka Wrote:Where'd wes go? :confused: Space. The Final Frontier.
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 50 8,695 08-08-2011, 10:11 PM
  Thread: So... Ron Paul 2012.
Post: Re: So... Ron Paul 2012.

Blobthe15 Wrote:So humans are better than Animals. By what means? Humans are more intelligent than any other animal. Though a good case can be made against whaling cause whales are pretty smart as we...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 119 13,528 08-07-2011, 01:14 PM
  Thread: S&P downgrades US credit rating
Post: Re: S&P downgrades US credit rating

Remember, the credit rating agencies are generally not to be trusted. Still, the gov't fucks shit up a lot.
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 3 2,087 08-07-2011, 02:43 AM
  Thread: Planning small
Post: Re: Planning small

Agreed. Give me a decent sized house in a good city and enough money to have access to good food, modest technology, and other services and I would be very happy. I have no desire in life to be uber-r...
John Tuttle General Talk 14 5,077 08-06-2011, 02:09 PM
  Thread: Money is less important than you think
Post: Re: Money is less important than you think

thriller222 Wrote:It seems you misunderstood what I said. Government should spend all of the taxpayers money it gets, and if it goes into the welfare of the nation and quality of life, then I am fine...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 38 10,520 08-06-2011, 01:59 PM
  Thread: If You Were King
Post: Re: If You Were King

BaronVonStrangle Wrote: Watch on YouTube Larken's latest video. What do you guys think? I'd type out my viewpoint but it's 1AM and my brain is reduced to a cheese like substance A fair video, but so...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 15 5,352 08-06-2011, 01:49 PM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

Swift Wrote:Weswammy Wrote:Efstratios Prime Wrote:India is not pure socialist... And America isn't pure capitalist either, but that's irrelevant. The fact is that there is a positive correlation betwe...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 257 45,282 08-06-2011, 01:43 PM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

Weswammy Wrote:India was set back decades because for a long time many of its states were controlled by Marxist parties. Those that weren't were generally socialist. India's first PM was a socialist. ...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 257 45,282 08-06-2011, 01:38 PM
  Thread: America a Communist Country???!!!!!
Post: Re: America a Communist Country???!!!!!

Swift Wrote:gore goroth Wrote:I also think we are heading towards fascism also. Wouldn't matter because either (communism/fascism) isn't good. :brickwall: You seriously have no understanding of e...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 32 8,677 08-06-2011, 01:37 PM
  Thread: Money is less important than you think
Post: Re: Money is less important than you think

Also, say goodbye to whatever is left of the job market. In America, 71% of the income tax that flows into the government comes from the top 10% of income earners. The top 1% provides 40% of the total...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 38 10,520 08-06-2011, 01:35 PM
  Thread: Money is less important than you think
Post: Re: Money is less important than you think

Blobthe15 Wrote:Weswammy, I don't get how you think that capitalism helps close wealth gaps. Because in every single nation in the world that has adopted capitalism their entire population has been b...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 38 10,520 08-06-2011, 01:34 PM
  Thread: Criteria for a workable Anarchy
Post: Re: Criteria for a workable Anarchy

UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:John Tuttle Wrote:Also even if another nation doesn't invade people are just gonna organize into what amount to gangs. See, in an anarchy, you have really no rights. How so? So...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 80 12,456 08-06-2011, 05:54 AM
  Thread: Anarchist Activism!
Post: Re: Anarchist Activism!

UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:You remind me of a small yapping poodle... the kind that I just want to punt... heh Considering that the average poodle is more intelligent than you are, I'll take that as a co...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 122 28,651 08-06-2011, 05:53 AM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

Efstratios Prime Wrote:I watched a video today about the poor people in India. This image describes everything: Hidden stuff: [img]http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l2vewh4LrS1qbwn28o1_500.jpg...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 257 45,282 08-06-2011, 05:45 AM
  Thread: Let's make our own country! Constitutional Convention Time!
Post: Re: Let's make our own country! Constitutional Con...

Phrozen_Soul Wrote:Weswammy Wrote:I just wish I'd picked a less shitty name for the position. It has nothing to do with calligraphy. You could be a delegate, if you want. We're not even started writi...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 50 8,695 08-05-2011, 02:56 PM
  Thread: Anarchist Activism!
Post: Re: Anarchist Activism!

People have one goal in life: security. Anarchy threatens one's security, there right to life. People don't like that. So what will they do? People will organize into groups to ensure security. Essent...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 122 28,651 08-05-2011, 02:55 PM
  Thread: Criteria for a workable Anarchy
Post: Re: Criteria for a workable Anarchy

Phrozen_Soul Wrote:UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:Quote:Let's say Canada became an anarchy. Let's even say it worked, became what you're looking for. How long would it be before the US, or some other power m...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 80 12,456 08-05-2011, 02:47 PM
  Thread: Go to Norway, kill people, end up in here
Post: Re: Go to Norway, kill people, end up in here

HeartofShadows Wrote:John Tuttle Wrote:Extradite him and his manifesto to Saudi Arabia. I'm sure he will get a free and fair trial there. He'll get a medal for it there. You're kidding, right?
John Tuttle General Talk 57 6,342 08-05-2011, 09:19 AM
  Thread: America a Communist Country???!!!!!
Post: Re: America a Communist Country???!!!!!

America = private property allowed. Communism = private property is evil.
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 32 8,677 08-05-2011, 09:16 AM
  Thread: Discrimination laws should be ammended.
Post: Re: Discrimination laws should be ammended.

I don't get how anybody can defend affirmative action. It is one of the most stupid policies in America.
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 24 9,976 08-05-2011, 09:15 AM
  Thread: Criteria for a workable Anarchy
Post: Re: Criteria for a workable Anarchy

Ayliana Wrote:http://www.un.org/sc/committees/ That and the fact that the UN is located in NYC. Oh, and we're their largest financial contributors. The only reason the UN is ineffective in policing o...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 80 12,456 08-05-2011, 09:13 AM
  Thread: A Solution To Our Debt Crisis
Post: Re: A Solution To Our Debt Crisis

Alucard483 Wrote:8) STEEP import taxes on damn near EVERYTHING. In turn it will cause the American industrial system to revive itself and that will create more jobs that can then in turn be taxed. Pr...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 41 5,541 08-05-2011, 09:08 AM
  Thread: Criteria for a workable Anarchy
Post: Re: Criteria for a workable Anarchy

Weswammy Wrote:Well, there obviously is no documented evidence of an actual anarchy. What about something that could be considered "close enough?" According to international relations theorists the i...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 80 12,456 08-04-2011, 08:14 AM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

BaronVonStrangle Wrote:No my point was that unsrs time is over now Unsrs? Internet lingo has no place in serious debate.
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 257 45,282 08-04-2011, 08:05 AM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

BaronVonStrangle Wrote:Sorry buddy but you're a little too late, this thread has actual debate now rather than wes steamrolling everyone If you had half a brain cell you would realize that I stopped b...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 257 45,282 08-04-2011, 05:22 AM
  Thread: I go to another country to study!
Post: Re: I go to another country to study!

Weswammy Wrote:John Tuttle Wrote:at least we aren't China's bitch. Yeah, at least we aren't China's bi--Wait a minute! Hidden stuff: Wikipedia Wrote:As of May 2011 the largest single holder o...
John Tuttle General Talk 44 10,006 08-04-2011, 05:21 AM
  Thread: So... Ron Paul 2012.
Post: Re: So... Ron Paul 2012.

Comrade Wrote:jnkbortka Wrote:i support ron paul on everything except, he says abortion is a states issue. murder is illegal federally, so y not abortion? Because the baby isnt alive nigger. Well at a...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 119 13,528 08-04-2011, 05:15 AM
  Thread: Let's make our own country! Constitutional Convention Time!
Post: Re: Let's make our own country! Constitutional Con...

Comrade Wrote:better call your buddy whos an expert on votes and have him come take a look at it. I'm pretty sure half of the experts on tv shows just pull random numbers out of their asses. As in th...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 50 8,695 08-04-2011, 05:11 AM
  Thread: Go to Norway, kill people, end up in here
Post: Re: Go to Norway, kill people, end up in here

Extradite him and his manifesto to Saudi Arabia. I'm sure he will get a free and fair trial there.
John Tuttle General Talk 57 6,342 08-04-2011, 05:07 AM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

BaronVonStrangle Wrote:John Tuttle Wrote:You clearly called anybody who agrees with Weswammy sheep. You have no brain so you call those who disagree with you sheep. Really, sheep? That is so uncreativ...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 257 45,282 08-04-2011, 05:05 AM
  Thread: Let's make our own country! Constitutional Convention Time!
Post: Re: Let's make our own country! Constitutional Con...

As a man interested in civic duty I shall offer my services to the Convention as a delegate.
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 50 8,695 08-04-2011, 04:56 AM
  Thread: Criteria for a workable Anarchy
Post: Re: Criteria for a workable Anarchy

Can you clarify Ayliana what distinguishes your anarchic society from an absolute democracy?
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 80 12,456 08-04-2011, 04:55 AM
  Thread: Infowars
Post: Re: Infowars

The NWO flies completely in the face of realist thinking. I quite simply do not believe that some cabal of men can take over not states, not regions, not continents, but the entire world when in any i...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 13 3,645 08-04-2011, 04:50 AM
  Thread: I go to another country to study!
Post: Re: I go to another country to study!

psychopath Wrote:John Tuttle Wrote:Wow you Australians are stupid. No offense (well some offense) but you voted these fucktards in. You can prevent them from doing this if enough of your nation actual...
John Tuttle General Talk 44 10,006 08-02-2011, 06:27 AM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

Watch on YouTube
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 257 45,282 08-02-2011, 06:25 AM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

BaronVonStrangle Wrote:Oh, so that's your cause of butthurtedness. I said MOST people have done a u-turn, not ALL. Maybe if you'd chill your almonds for one second you'd be able to learn to read. You...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 257 45,282 08-02-2011, 06:19 AM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

BaronVonStrangle Wrote:John Tuttle Wrote:Is it just me or are you a fucktard who can't come up with logical counterarguments to Weswammy yet you think you know more than all of us. I never said he was...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 257 45,282 08-01-2011, 11:47 AM
  Thread: A Solution To Our Debt Crisis
Post: Re: A Solution To Our Debt Crisis

batboy138 Wrote:John Tuttle Wrote:Make a 5 Trillion Dollar Coin: http://www.slate.com/id/2300428/ To do that, the U.S would need 5 trillion dollars worth of gold to give it any monitairy value. Wrong....
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 41 5,541 08-01-2011, 11:43 AM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

BaronVonStrangle Wrote:Is it just me or are you people sheep I mean when Rebelnerd was active everyone was "fuck da police hail anarchy smoke weed all day erryday" and now that he's gone and no one i...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 257 45,282 08-01-2011, 06:06 AM
  Thread: A Solution To Our Debt Crisis
Post: Re: A Solution To Our Debt Crisis

Make a 5 Trillion Dollar Coin: http://www.slate.com/id/2300428/
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 41 5,541 08-01-2011, 06:04 AM
  Thread: I go to another country to study!
Post: Re: I go to another country to study!

Wow you Australians are stupid. No offense (well some offense) but you voted these fucktards in. You can prevent them from doing this if enough of your nation actually cared. This is why I am glad to ...
John Tuttle General Talk 44 10,006 08-01-2011, 06:00 AM
  Thread: Whatistheplan
Post: Re: Whatistheplan

Anybody who thinks that Anonymous's asshatery had anything to do with the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and the rest of the region is truly ignorant.
John Tuttle General Talk 73 7,958 08-01-2011, 05:56 AM
  Thread: I go to another country to study!
Post: Re: I go to another country to study!

The Desert Fox Wrote:John Tuttle Wrote:Australia has emus, beaches, and a fantastic economy. Why leave? So you can escape their MA15 rating on life. :troll: Sorry, I don't live in Australia. How does ...
John Tuttle General Talk 44 10,006 07-31-2011, 01:35 PM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

Efstratios Prime Wrote:[img]http://verydemotivational.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/demotivational-posters-in-capitalist-america.jpg[/img] Well technically the banks really didn't rob you. If you put y...
John Tuttle Philosophy, Politics & History 257 45,282 07-31-2011, 11:26 AM
  Thread: I go to another country to study!
Post: Re: I go to another country to study!

Australia has emus, beaches, and a fantastic economy. Why leave?
John Tuttle General Talk 44 10,006 07-31-2011, 11:23 AM
  Thread: Anti-Immigration laws = Money, and Ignorance
Post: Re: Anti-Immigration laws = Money, and Ignorance

It is not the government or the unions that increased the living standards of workers at the end of the Industrial Revolution. See, industrialization is only one stage in a market economy. As an econo...
John Tuttle General Talk 23 5,883 07-30-2011, 07:14 AM

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