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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.

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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.

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Heartbroken friend and his plan
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(09-29-2015 08:46 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  democratically elected

That's not how the world works either.
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(09-30-2015 04:14 AM)Jop Wrote:  
(09-29-2015 08:46 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  democratically elected

That's not how the world works either.

Waat. There are democratic countries, with varying degrees of reliability. Hence...it exists thus it works.

I've yet to hear of 1 man who defeated an army by HIMSELF(not as in "he inspired others to fight and/or involved others"). Only in vidya games does the hero somehow take on an entire army and win.

(Freeman took on a trained military force AND a superior alien force and he was a freaking scientist)

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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(09-30-2015 10:38 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Waat. There are democratic countries, with varying degrees of reliability. Hence...it exists thus it works.

Name at least one country with actual "democracy", where everyone can vote or participate.
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(10-02-2015 04:50 AM)Jop Wrote:  
(09-30-2015 10:38 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Waat. There are democratic countries, with varying degrees of reliability. Hence...it exists thus it works.

Name at least one country with actual "democracy", where everyone can vote or participate.

Democracy has multiple definitions. Stop trying to squeeze the term into a mold that'd confirm your arguement. Ain't nobody thinking I'm talking about millions of people getting off their ass to vote for every single law. People have a hard time getting off their ass to vote once every 4 years...

Rambo-ing doesn't. Real life Rambos don't live long.

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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RE: Heartbroken friend and his plan

Direct democracy falls apart when you start getting into the hundreds of people, whereas countries are comprised of thousands, millions, or even billions.

It's also not the only kind of democracy.

Many republics - the most famous example being the US - have a system of representative democracy instead. Granted, it more or less runs on bullshit, but it's still possible for an individual voter to democratically influence laws, especially at the local/municipal level.

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(10-02-2015 04:25 PM)DoA Wrote:  but it's still possible for an individual voter to democratically influence laws, especially at the local/municipal level.

But people labeled "underage" may not vote.
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(10-02-2015 08:46 PM)Jop Wrote:  
(10-02-2015 04:25 PM)DoA Wrote:  but it's still possible for an individual voter to democratically influence laws, especially at the local/municipal level.

But people labeled "underage" may not vote.

You'll be able to vote for your favourite ancom candidate soon enough.
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(10-02-2015 08:46 PM)Jop Wrote:  
(10-02-2015 04:25 PM)DoA Wrote:  but it's still possible for an individual voter to democratically influence laws, especially at the local/municipal level.

But people labeled "underage" may not vote.

Once upon a time only wealthy men with land could vote. It's a slow process(though I don't know what effect it'd have in the US without lowering the age for office. No youngins really want to vote for some geezers that are a generation behind)

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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Someone who has better thinking for the times

schoolsux's countdown until school ends:

177 days until i get out of freshman year (aka hell)
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(as of november 28, 2016)

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I didn't wanna post this meme in the other thread since it was in the emotional support forum, but that whole story reminded me of Naruto Shippuden's premise in a nutshell.

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