"I have a good friend who is VERY sarcastic. Often, I just ignore it. Occasionally though I make it point to tell him that "Sarcasm is generally the refuge of those with little self-esteem, and those who have nothing of value to say."
I found myself in a very similar situation to Betz, and that's how I dug out of it. Work hard, do the right thing, and above all be honest!
I've found that the honesty, and accepting responsibility go quite far in restoring…"
"I am inclined to agree that it is a question of attitude, focus, & the overall purpose of the "extreme" sport.
To me, crushing your opponent is nowhere near as manly as competing against yourself, and seeing what you are REALLY made…"
1984 by George Orwell, Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard, Dune by Frank Herbert, Cerebus by Dave Sim & Gerhard, The Saga of Recluce by L. E. Modesitt, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, Dark Tower Series by Stephen King, Art of War by Sun Tzu, Lone Wolf and Cub by Kojima & Koike, The Creature From Jekyll Island by G.E. Griffin, Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas
Bjork,Unexpect, Mike Patton, Dead Can Dance, Les Baxter, Ekova, Queen, The Tea Party, Bitter:Sweet, Sepultura
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
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"My slogan would be "If nominated I will not run, if elected I will not serve." General Sherman had it right, that job is the worst. Just look at any of our past few Presidents. About 50% of the country defends you even if…"
"While I appreciate your candor, this is not the place for this. Our beneficent dictator has asked that we keep such discussions off of the main forum. They are more than welcome in The Great Debate group, and there are already quite a few…"
I will start off with a subject which gets most people into a heated debate. Politics. I would like to hear your slogan for running for POTUS, and what your key points would be to increase the intellectual aspects of our school systems, the military budget on how to us it elsewhere, and on punishments for anyone, ANYONE trying to undermine the constitution.Here is my slogan. Equality, Freedom, and Logic. Equality is what brings Freedom; this is Logic. The moment we cease to be illogical is the…See More