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A possible recruit!
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Dirtbikemike Offline
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A possible recruit!

We need to recruit the kid that asked this question and inform the bastards that answered it!

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?...101AAYo6fE

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
02-09-2012 08:56 AM
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RE: A possible recruit!

Maybe I can send him a message...
edit: I can't someone else do it

No, this is Patrick.
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02-09-2012 08:57 AM
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Dirtbikemike Offline
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RE: A possible recruit!

I tried to get it to work. No luck. It's a shame we could help him.

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
02-09-2012 09:05 AM
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RE: A possible recruit!

We can still help him, anyone that reads this thread can shoot him an email.

No, this is Patrick.
02-09-2012 09:06 AM
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Dirtbikemike Offline
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RE: A possible recruit!

I know I tried to email him and I couldn't get it to work. Site says I need to activate something I already activated, so it won't work for me.

Balls of Steel:
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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
02-09-2012 09:08 AM
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RE: A possible recruit!

Sent him a message.

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02-09-2012 09:08 AM
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RE: A possible recruit!

(02-09-2012 09:08 AM)Derchin Wrote:  Sent him a message.

Yes! Thank you

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
02-09-2012 09:08 AM
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RE: A possible recruit!

I was already a member of YA anyways.

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RE: A possible recruit!

(02-09-2012 09:09 AM)Derchin Wrote:  I was already a member of YA anyways.

Same, I just don't have something set up that you do. Bummer. What did you say?

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
02-09-2012 09:10 AM
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RE: A possible recruit!

Pretty much told him that SS has people pretty much like you and that you should check it out.

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02-09-2012 09:15 AM
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RE: A possible recruit!

The last answer is telling him he has depression. I hope to god, if there is one, that he doesn't think he has depression and gets his parents to get him pills for it. I hate this fucking country so much.

No, this is Patrick.
02-09-2012 09:20 AM
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(02-09-2012 09:20 AM)StadiumArcadium Wrote:  The last answer is telling him he has depression. I hope to god, if there is one, that he doesn't think he has depression and gets his parents to get him pills for it. I hate this fucking country so much.

I was told that me holding in my feeling is a sign of depression. No, it's because I've gotten used to holding my thoughts in since teachers always told me to shut the fuck up if I tried to talk to a friend!

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
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RE: A possible recruit!

Hopefully he joins. The responses seemed ok, but that one on the positvity annoyed me. That suck-it-up response always gets to me.

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RE: A possible recruit!

Quote:But first you have to gain knowledge and you can only get that through school.

HAHAHAHAHA
no.

Also, that line was from "Best Answer - Chosen by Asker". He chose that as the best response.

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RE: A possible recruit!

Quote:All of the time it's our attitude towards certain things that put us in the mood we are, but why not look at the positives? By going to school you are preparing for your future and no doubt you are looking forward to different things that you will be able to do. But first you have to gain knowledge and you can only get that through school. Just try to be positive and you'll find that you'll be happier in the end.

Ugh he chose that as the best response.

He needs SS more than he will ever know!

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Fuke yahoo, I used to look up answers there, until I realized that everyone is fucking retarded there, no excuses.
I hope that he will join, tho. Smile
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RE: A possible recruit!

Before I found SS I thought school was teaching me valuable information too. He has no way of knowing that school isn't really important, he's been conditioned by society, just like I was, to believe it's totally necessary even if you hate it.

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RE: A possible recruit!

And SS recruited another warrior.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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(02-10-2012 03:32 PM)Efs Wrote:  And SS recruited another warrior.

And as expendable as ever

War is stupid.
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