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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: Visualization of Americas debt
Post: Re: Visualization of Americas debt

Quote:Have you ever heard of the broken window fallacy? The idea that public works and government spending is anything but a pipe dream is absolutely wrong. And the economic situation will stabilize w...
Bob Dole Philosophy, Politics & History 42 8,296 07-29-2011, 05:53 PM
  Thread: Visualization of Americas debt
Post: Re: Visualization of Americas debt

Weswammy: I don't advocate raising taxes just because it means MOAR MONIES. I advocate raising taxes because we're on the left side of equilibrium. Supply side economics as pursued by the vast majori...
Bob Dole Philosophy, Politics & History 42 8,296 07-28-2011, 12:59 PM
  Thread: Your Life Outside School?
Post: Re: Your Life Outside School?

Drink, smoke, hack a computer. Smoke, drink, first person shooter. In reality, right now I'm in chill/look for job mode.
Bob Dole School Talk 35 7,853 07-27-2011, 03:34 AM
  Thread: So... Ron Paul 2012.
Post: Re: So... Ron Paul 2012.

gore goroth Wrote:At least gold coins would have real value instead of paper with value set by the government. So... you're proposing that we use shiny pieces of metal that are held to have some sort ...
Bob Dole Philosophy, Politics & History 119 12,902 07-26-2011, 07:04 PM
  Thread: Visualization of Americas debt
Post: Re: Visualization of Americas debt

HeartofShadows Wrote:Z҉A҉L҉G҉O̚̕̚:Thanks for the education but wtf is up with your writing. It can be read but its a bit of an eyesore. Be҉t̕t͡e͝r?
Bob Dole Philosophy, Politics & History 42 8,296 07-26-2011, 03:22 PM
  Thread: Visualization of Americas debt
Post: Re: Visualization of Americas debt

Phrozen_Soul Wrote:America is going down. China will be a nice cushy place in 20 years. T̵̨͘he̵͘͟y̢ ̢͜ẃ̛ȩr̢̛͟e̡ ͟ś͟áy̸̢iǹ̨g̶͘͝ ͞t̷҉h̸͘a҉̷͟t ̧͢J̧à͜p̨̛̕an ̸w̷̧a͏ş̷ ͠g̴̶͏oi̶n̸͞g̸̕ ţ̸̕ơ͟͟ b̛͟͞e͞ ̧t̡̧h̢́e̛...
Bob Dole Philosophy, Politics & History 42 8,296 07-26-2011, 02:54 PM
  Thread: Visualization of Americas debt
Post: Re: Visualization of Americas debt

FD̶͡R̕͞ ҉̴r͡ę͝d̀u̕͢c͝éd ́͞t̶h̢͟e͞ ͢U͏̛.̡̀͝S͏. ͘͘de͠͡b̷̶t҉̨ ̢͡a͏s͏́͝ ̢ą͠ pe͘r̕͞c͟ent̵ag̵̴͞e͜͡ ͝o͏̶f́ ̴G͏DP͏̡ f͞o̵͢l͜͡͡l̛ǫ̕w̨in͏͡g̡ ̛W͜͠W̧2.̀͟ ̶̨͝H̷̷i̵͘s̀͝ ͝p̛r̶̡͘o̷g̢̀ŕ̡͡ȩ̶ś̷͡s̸i͡͡v̡́e̡̕ ̴̵s̸͢͞o͜c̴i͏̡a...
Bob Dole Philosophy, Politics & History 42 8,296 07-26-2011, 02:19 PM
  Thread: I'll be behind this wall if you need me
Post: I'll be behind this wall if you need me

Watch on YouTube
Bob Dole General Talk 0 943 07-26-2011, 12:05 PM
  Thread: OH MY GOD JC A BOMB: Massive explosions in Oslo
Post: Re: OH MY GOD JC A BOMB: Massive explosions in Osl...

Interestingly, he did make a reference to using CoD: Modern Warfare for training in the use of assault rifles. Quote:Target practise is likely going to be a problem for many people in certain countri...
Bob Dole General Talk 78 9,070 07-26-2011, 12:00 PM
  Thread: OH MY GOD JC A BOMB: Massive explosions in Oslo
Post: Re: OH MY GOD JC A BOMB: Massive explosions in Osl...

I've briefly skimmed parts of his manifesto. It's interesting. He was very prepared. He knew how to make a plan and have multiple contingency plans. His first plan for obtaining ammonium nitrate was t...
Bob Dole General Talk 78 9,070 07-24-2011, 04:50 PM
  Thread: OH MY GOD JC A BOMB: Massive explosions in Oslo
Post: Re: OH MY GOD JC A BOMB: Massive explosions in Osl...

John Tuttle Wrote:Faby Wrote:Islames. God fucking damnit. I wish someone just went over them and nuked the fuck out of them. No, I won't be PC about it. Just fucking slaughter the whole lot of them...
Bob Dole General Talk 78 9,070 07-24-2011, 03:38 PM
  Thread: OH MY GOD JC A BOMB: Massive explosions in Oslo
Post: Re: OH MY GOD JC A BOMB: Massive explosions in Osl...

ErisQuodSum Wrote:I think it might just be an independent party who wants to cause some havoc, kill people, and break laws at the same time. So, bombings. Or it's, you know, the Illumin...
Bob Dole General Talk 78 9,070 07-24-2011, 03:35 PM
  Thread: ATTN Fake soulriser
Post: Re: ATTN Fake soulriser

NASA Technical Reports Server? http://ntrs.nasa.gov/index.jsp?method=collections
Bob Dole General Talk 3 1,365 07-24-2011, 08:40 AM
  Thread: OH MY GOD JC A BOMB: Massive explosions in Oslo
Post: Re: OH MY GOD JC A BOMB: Massive explosions in Osl...

Faby Wrote:Z҉A҉L҉G҉O̚̕̚ Wrote:Faby Wrote:Islames. God fucking damnit. I wish someone just went over them and nuked the fuck out of them. No, I won't be PC about it. Just fucking slaughter the whole...
Bob Dole General Talk 78 9,070 07-23-2011, 06:22 PM
  Thread: OH MY GOD JC A BOMB: Massive explosions in Oslo
Post: Re: OH MY GOD JC A BOMB: Massive explosions in Osl...

Faby Wrote:Islames. God fucking damnit. I wish someone just went over them and nuked the fuck out of them. No, I won't be PC about it. Just fucking slaughter the whole lot of them. The Viking spi...
Bob Dole General Talk 78 9,070 07-23-2011, 03:45 PM
  Thread: Recommended Political Books.
Post: Re: Recommended Political Books.

http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum ... ic=29571.0 Read this thread. Follow links. Pick up the suggested books. Don't stick to one ideology. Go outside your comfort zone. If you're a hardcore ca...
Bob Dole Philosophy, Politics & History 35 4,982 07-21-2011, 09:52 AM
  Thread: Reaching orbit cheaply.
Post: Re: Reaching orbit cheaply.

They can actually strap a space shuttle onto a 747. Only problem is that you can't also attach the rockets. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Space ... ration.ogg
Bob Dole Science & Technology 7 2,521 07-18-2011, 06:47 AM
  Thread: Reaching orbit cheaply.
Post: Re: Reaching orbit cheaply.

Planes usually have difficulty flying in a low-oxygen environment. Kinda needs oxygen for the engine and all. Rockets are used because they still perform high up in the atmosphere and even in space.
Bob Dole Science & Technology 7 2,521 07-18-2011, 05:17 AM
  Thread: Kerbal Space Program "How Does Fly Rocket"
Post: Re: Kerbal Space Program "How Does Fly Rocket"

I hit escape velocity. Still going...
Bob Dole Games 31 13,699 07-18-2011, 05:11 AM
  Thread: College and high school
Post: Re: College and trolling

ErisQuodSum Wrote:The whole point of this site is that you guys wish high school could be college. But it's not and it never will be. So the most you can do is realize that high school isn't anywhere ...
Bob Dole General Talk 50 5,554 07-14-2011, 10:11 PM
  Thread: Hello!!
Post: Re: Hello!!

You will be what I am? Cute.
Bob Dole Welcome! 26 4,283 07-12-2011, 02:01 PM
  Thread: Stupid Fireworks
Post: Re: Stupid Fireworks

DO feel free to add flour to the concoction, though.
Bob Dole School Talk 9 1,826 07-06-2011, 06:37 AM
  Thread: Working for myself is not for me
Post: Re: Working for myself is not for me

Yeah, IT's a good set to get into. Just pick up an obscure but in-demand skillset, typically for maintenance of old legacy equipment, work as a consultant for some massive Fortune 500 company. Rake in...
Bob Dole General Talk 14 2,723 07-02-2011, 05:09 AM
  Thread: Anti-war Republicans, imperialist Democrats.
Post: Re: Anti-war Republicans, imperialist Democrats.

There is only one party, the Business Party.
Bob Dole Philosophy, Politics & History 31 6,121 07-01-2011, 11:51 PM
  Thread: I'm back!
Post: Re: I'm back!

[img]http://www.nndb.com/people/097/000030007/ayn-rand-wtl_big.jpg[/img] Eh. Not too bad. As long as I don't have to hear about Objectivism and how it's the only thing capable of saving humanity as p...
Bob Dole Welcome! 30 4,377 07-01-2011, 08:55 AM
  Thread: I'm back!
Post: Re: I'm back!

I'm still here. Fuck Ayn Rand, I guess?
Bob Dole Welcome! 30 4,377 07-01-2011, 03:32 AM
  Thread: Rise Against - Make It Stop
Post: Rise Against - Make It Stop

Watch on YouTube This is a pretty awesome music video. Especially poignant if you are or were a GLBT teen that got bullied, or even if you just have to put up with general bullying. History of the...
Bob Dole Music 16 3,126 06-23-2011, 04:23 PM
  Thread: Things i'd do with unlimited money.
Post: Re: Things i'd do with unlimited money.

Solve the world energy crisis through the burning of money. Watch the Earth become uninhabitable through the pollution. Laugh.
Bob Dole General Talk 7 1,782 06-20-2011, 10:37 PM
  Thread: Are women really equal?
Post: Re: Are women really equal?

Faby Wrote:who are you and what is your business on SS? Pssh. You don't need to have "business" on SS. Most of us sit here and fuck around.
Bob Dole General Talk 68 8,583 06-17-2011, 07:51 PM
  Thread: Luna Lovegood
Post: Re: Luna Lovegood

I just ride the crazy. Unless I'm sensing a tad more danger than I can deal with.
Bob Dole General Talk 19 26,188 06-17-2011, 07:14 PM
  Thread: Are women really equal?
Post: Re: Are women really equal?

Got it for ya. http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Geek_Feminism_Wiki 4 more posts and you should be able.
Bob Dole General Talk 68 8,583 06-17-2011, 07:10 PM
  Thread: Luna Lovegood
Post: Re: Luna Lovegood

I usually hit on crazy chicks, so you're probably onto something there, HoS.
Bob Dole General Talk 19 26,188 06-17-2011, 06:34 PM
  Thread: Luna Lovegood
Post: Re: Luna Lovegood

UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:Faby Wrote:Luna the char >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Luna the actress. I'd hit it in or out of character. Yep. You've got the right of it. Wish ...
Bob Dole General Talk 19 26,188 06-17-2011, 06:29 PM
  Thread: Are women really equal?
Post: Re: Are women really equal?

Also, props to fist (magikarp) for posting the SCUM Manifesto. Probably the single best rebuttal to Freudian psychosexual bullshit I've ever seen.
Bob Dole General Talk 68 8,583 06-17-2011, 06:10 PM
  Thread: Are women really equal?
Post: Re: Are women really equal?

Linki Wrote:And why were men in charge first? It wasn't until the early 19th century women started complaining (or late 18th? Correct me if I'm wrong). Ever heard of the Flynn effect? As we all starte...
Bob Dole General Talk 68 8,583 06-17-2011, 06:09 PM
  Thread: US renews Patriot Act despite surveillance concerns.
Post: Re: US renews Patriot Act despite surveillance con...

gore goroth Wrote:I also heard the government is talking about putting TSA at bus stops now. What really freightens me is that so many sheeple are ok with this and it actually makes them feel safe. :n...
Bob Dole Philosophy, Politics & History 43 9,428 06-04-2011, 03:58 PM
  Thread: I quit IRC.
Post: Re: I quit IRC.

Sociopath Wrote:The Desert Fox Wrote:What the fuck? Why even more bumping? Still think that 'post without bumping' suggestion is a bad idea? FightforRight Wrote:Sociopath Wrote:Those channels belong t...
Bob Dole General Talk 62 13,647 06-01-2011, 02:52 PM
  Thread: I quit IRC.
Post: Re: I quit IRC.

Sociopath Wrote:Those channels belong to everyone. maxh and itisi are useless fuckhead facists. If we can't fix the IRC thats attached to this site, we should get rid of it and get a new one with abso...
Bob Dole General Talk 62 13,647 06-01-2011, 05:04 AM
  Thread: The evils and stupidity of religon!
Post: Re: The evils and stupidity of religon!

psychopath Wrote:TheOmegaJuggalo Wrote:The funny part is how crazed anti-theist zealots like yourself treat science like a religion. lol Nice try pulling the science is religion card. Where did he tr...
Bob Dole General Talk 38 4,835 05-31-2011, 12:16 AM
  Thread: I don't normally hate on Justin Beiber
Post: Re: I don't normally hate on Justin Beiber

psychopath Wrote:FightforRight Wrote:Absentinsomniac Wrote:50 Cent is fucking awesome. - Lil wayne accidentally shot himself when he was like 8. - 50 got shot like 10299238392 times in one sitting...
Bob Dole School Talk 79 16,047 05-29-2011, 06:34 PM
  Thread: Lady Gaga <3
Post: Re: Lady Gaga <3

batboy138 Wrote:Lady Gaga's music sucks! It makes no sense whatsoever (and I have heard some of her shit, so I know what I'm talking about) It's poorly written, and completly boring. As a person, she'...
Bob Dole Music 36 6,313 05-28-2011, 06:12 PM
  Thread: I don't normally hate on Justin Beiber
Post: Re: I don't normally hate on Justin Beiber

Absentinsomniac Wrote:50 Cent is fucking awesome. - Lil wayne accidentally shot himself when he was like 8. - 50 got shot like 10299238392 times in one sitting and lived to tell about it. Teddy Ro...
Bob Dole School Talk 79 16,047 05-28-2011, 05:51 PM
  Thread: Oh No!
Post: Re: Oh No!

pilotguy182 Wrote:FightforRight Wrote:Okay... You also have either some of the nicest or most incompetent techs in the world at your school. Confiscating the router was actually justified in this ca...
Bob Dole School Talk 31 12,745 05-10-2011, 05:00 PM
  Thread: Minarchy
Post: Re: Minarchy

Absentinsomniac Wrote:What's wrong with it? My ideal minarchy would be composed of: - My rights stop where your rights start set of laws. - Strong monopolization control. - Police to enforce these...
Bob Dole Philosophy, Politics & History 11 1,840 05-10-2011, 12:18 PM
  Thread: Oh No!
Post: Re: Oh No!

Okay... A. They didn't suspend you for introducing vulnerabilities to the network? B. Their network accepted packets from your wireless router? C. There's a reason they don't let you use nerf guns in...
Bob Dole School Talk 31 12,745 05-10-2011, 12:17 PM
  Thread: What anime are you watching right now?
Post: Re: What anime are you watching right now?

Gurren Lagann.
Bob Dole Movies/TV/Videos/Books 20 5,797 05-08-2011, 10:21 AM
  Thread: Early reports say Osama Bin Laden is dead
Post: Re: Early reports say Osama Bin Laden is dead

Elfy Wrote:FightforRight Wrote:[img]http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/media/blogs/blog/9/osama_bin_laden_dead0001_66.jpg[/img] This picture is fake by the way. [img]http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-im...
Bob Dole Philosophy, Politics & History 62 18,897 05-03-2011, 03:54 AM
  Thread: Early reports say Osama Bin Laden is dead
Post: Re: Early reports say Osama Bin Laden is dead

SoulRiser Wrote:Okay. What I don't entirely get is... the US captured Saddam and gave him a trial and shit, but they shoot Osama on sight? What's up with that? This whole thing just seems a bit odd t...
Bob Dole Philosophy, Politics & History 62 18,897 05-03-2011, 03:52 AM
  Thread: Early reports say Osama Bin Laden is dead
Post: Re: Early reports say Osama Bin Laden is dead

Elfy Wrote:FightforRight Wrote:Are you mad [img]http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af187/juopunumies/Random/iaintevenmad.jpg[/img] I just pointed out that you were implying that a certain age group...
Bob Dole Philosophy, Politics & History 62 18,897 05-02-2011, 08:10 PM
  Thread: Early reports say Osama Bin Laden is dead
Post: Re: Early reports say Osama Bin Laden is dead

Nah. Was a ground operation. Special forces swooped in, shot his ass up.
Bob Dole Philosophy, Politics & History 62 18,897 05-02-2011, 07:16 PM

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