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  • RationalMadman
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    Unlike votes, there is absolutely no rule or reason for a rule to prevent us arranging collusion to gain question-based medals (they're new, check your profiles). 

    For every person who asks me a question (that isn't too personally doxxing or something) I will ask them the same question back and then one on top, which will be something tailored to them.
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    Offer your deals here.
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    60/100 so far, hit me up for exchange. Eventually I'll only seek people offering to ask me something, at the moment I need both.
  • SupaDudz
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    Sun Tzu is an interesting choice and I like the idea
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    He is an absolute god tier genius, he invented strategy literally. Strategy didn't exist before Sun Tzu, only tactics did. He invented core strategy that John Nash's math to estimate situations and which CIA bases its op strategies on are all based on. 

    Sun Tzu was around at a time where most generals and kings were warmongering, bloodthirsty motherfuckers with no qualms. He taught that you should tame your invaded people to like you and fight as little as possible and only when it's a sure thing. It is one of the main reasons that even as bad as China is today, it's still a very defensive, neutral nation internationally, willing to negotiate etc.
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    don't be confused though, he was no pussy. He also invented the concept of training people and taming them (not just those you invaded but your own army):

    One of the more well-known stories about Sun Tzu, taken from Sima Qian, illustrates Sun Tzu's temperament as follows: Before hiring Sun Tzu, the King of Wu tested Sun Tzu's skills by commanding him to train a harem of 360 concubines into soldiers. Sun Tzu divided them into two companies, appointing the two concubines most favored by the king as the company commanders. When Sun Tzu first ordered the concubines to face right, they giggled. In response, Sun Tzu said that the general, in this case himself, was responsible for ensuring that soldiers understood the commands given to them. Then, he reiterated the command, and again the concubines giggled. Sun Tzu then ordered the execution of the king's two favored concubines, to the king's protests. He explained that if the general's soldiers understood their commands but did not obey, it was the fault of the officers. Sun Tzu also said that, once a general was appointed, it was his duty to carry out his mission, even if the king protested. After both concubines were killed, new officers were chosen to replace them. Afterwards, both companies, now well aware of the costs of further frivolity, performed their maneuvers flawlessly.
    Bradford 2000, pp. 134–35.
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    You block me but then ask me a question... what bullshit is this?
  • TheRealNihilist
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    What happened to you?

    Is it bsh1 leaving hit you that hard?

    Personally I have a new found respect for him to leave on something that can be looked in a negative light.
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    You seem like a weird guy. 

  • SupaDudz
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    taking it real hard man... i am here for a shoulder to lean on
  • RationalMadman
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    100/100 soon the medal will update.

    I am open for offers. You ask me a question, I ask back. No more 2 for 1 deals.
  • TheRealNihilist
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    --> @coal
    You sure you are the same person in your AMA?

    I think bsh1 leaving must've hit you real hard or more likely private stuff causing you to be more volatile. 
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    I really don't know if this is mostly you just being clueless, or you trolling.  Could be both. 
  • TheRealNihilist
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    Are you going to answer it?


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    complaint 2
  • RationalMadman
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    where did I complain?
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    To me it looks like you're trying to take two events that have no relationship to one another, and form an assessment and joke based on your already dim witted post hoc logic. 

    So I'm getting the impression that you're just autistic. Sorry, not interested in talking to you. 

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    That was the longest food review I've ever written
  • RationalMadman
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    Autism is not an insult. If he is autistic he is also likely to be a genius at something as well.
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    I take autistic as an insult. I want an apology mr.coal. 



  • Discipulus_Didicit
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    Oh lol I did not notice this thread before when you were asking me those questions.
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    Will probably try to think of some non-spammy questions to send later but don't feel obligated to send me more (though you can if you want) since I have no interest in medals.
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    RM, you don't like being called a gamma, but autism isn't an insult because of the intelligence associated with it? Vox Day, the one who created "Gamma," says that Gammas are smart, as well.
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    Not all autistic people are smart. 
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    I take autistic as an insult. I want an apology mr.coal. 

    Autistic people are valid.

    Autistic people are valid.

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