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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. "There was no point in seeking to convert the intellectuals. For intellectuals would never be converted and would anyway always yield to the **er, and this will always be "the man in the street." Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect. Truth was unimportant and entirely subordinate to tactics and psychology." "Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will." "Propaganda must facilitate the displacement of aggression by specifying the targets for hatred." "..the rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitious." "It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise." "If you tell the same lie enough times, people will believe it; and the bigger the lie, the better." "We enter parliament in order to supply ourselves, in the arsenal of democracy, with its own weapons. If democracy is so stupid as to give us free tickets and salaries for this bear's work, that is its affair. We do not come as friends, nor even as neutrals. We come as enemies. As the wolf bursts into the flock, so we come." "Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play." Quotes of Joeseph Goebbles from azquotes.com
  2. I like putting them on speakerphone and then speaking to them in a foreign language... Bahasa Indonesia is effective and they seem to never call back. Swearing at them in French is also satisfying and it sounds so nice! My wife giggles at the reactions we get.
  3. A good example of depth of field.....
  4. I took an IT job in Indonesia for seven years for a multinational based there. I got to travel all over Asia and Europe for them and as others have noted I would not trade the experience and friendships gained for anything. I think a lot of the satisfaction level is the same as it is in most career decisions....knowing what you want, why, and planning on how. The logistics of living abroad with domestic ties either to family or real property are the things that cause worry and take time...even in our age of immediate communications. The other lessons learned are that the longer you are away, the more things change at home for you to catch up on and the less your contemporaries are likely to understand your experiences because they have no frame of reference.