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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Smith View Post
    There's no point in continuing talking to you if you're going to make up stuff I didn't say.
    You know what? I think that's for the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars C View Post
    So you're saying that even if it happens much more seldom, regular people should be allowed to have guns in Europe too? And you're talking about flawed logic?
    He's saying you're confusing the behavior/action with the tool.
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    This is sort of sad, though I understand why's he's made the decision he has:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...91I0ZF20130219
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    Sounds like a very hard choice in many ways, but maybe for him it was easy.
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    I read a book that was mentioned here a few months ago: The 48 Laws of Power. My brothers got it as a gift for me since they figured it would help me write about powerful douchebags.

    It's a well-written book with great anecdotes about horrible things people ranging from scam artists to world leaders have done to get ahead. The notion that some of the people who take the book seriously may be in the corridors of power terrifies me as it means that you can't take interactions at face value.

    I'm tutoring some kids on the SAT and have recommended the book, as it's full of many useful examples for the essay section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    It's a well-written book with great anecdotes about horrible things people ranging from scam artists to world leaders have done to get ahead. The notion that some of the people who take the book seriously may be in the corridors of power terrifies me as it means that you can't take interactions at face value.
    I think that's part of the power of the book; it sort of opens people's eyes to what life is, as opposed to what they want it to be in many cases. It also amuses me how many people don't see themselves in much of what Greene is describing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Thompson View Post
    I think that's part of the power of the book; it sort of opens people's eyes to what life is, as opposed to what they want it to be in many cases. It also amuses me how many people don't see themselves in much of what Greene is describing.
    I'm still more concerned with those who find new role models in con artists and Chairman Mao.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    I'm still more concerned with those who find new role models in con artists and Chairman Mao.
    Shoot, everyone has moments where they follow those sort of folks examples.
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    As the Boomers get older, they are working hard to convince everyone they are not: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/16f44...#axzz2M0LVkVgp
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    Wow, this thread's been dead for the last week.

    Back from vacation in Maine. Did a good amount of skiing.
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    Community was pretty-good last night. It would have been an average episode of Season 2 or 3, but that's still excellent television.

    Loved how Britta was used for a commercial break, even if her and Shirley's story didn't really go anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    Community was pretty-good last night. It would have been an average episode of Season 2 or 3, but that's still excellent television.

    Loved how Britta was used for a commercial break, even if her and Shirley's story didn't really go anywhere.
    I really liked last week's episode with Jeff and his dad.
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    Saw Armageddon, and decided to hit my head on the wall
    Michael Bay, makes no one serious in a situation of Earth death, and he's in charge of the new Turtles movie?
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    So I've caught up on Breaking Bad. It starts out as an average show.

    But something happened.

    It started to get darker. It took on a more mature tone. And it got better. A lot better.
    The monster saved them all. And in their fear, they betrayed him. As they always have. As they always will.

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