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JerryLogan
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December 27th, 2010 at 1:46:15 PM permalink
Quote: mkl654321

I realize that was the case with me, as in how I respond to things such as Jerry, and I had to force myself to stop reacting to him. I now respond only peripherally, and in one recent case, that of his utterly abhorrent and disgusting "Christmas greeting", I felt compelled nonetheless to rebuke him. Probably shouldn't have, though--his shameful post spoke for itself.

In any case, he's not long for this board; as surely as the night doth follow the day, he will go off the rails again. Then we can have threads go on for more than five posts without being hijacked by a foul-smelling diatribe against some group of people that Jerry hates.



What I find absolutely hilarious is how you constantly say you're quitting the forum along with a whiney version of waaa waaa waaa, then how you say you're not going to respond to anything JL posts, yet you just can't help yourself as you embarrassingly do what you just said you were NOT going to do!

Remember, Christmas greetings only mean something to those with a warm heart, and a warm heart is supported by the following:

In God We Trust
One Nation Under God
God Bless America

See GOD anywhere in any of those proud lines? And you wonder why those with cold hearts are the most unhappy, conflicted, hateful people in the world who can't marry and enjoy their own children, and who constantly whine and blame their troubles on everyone but themselves?

Maybe Happy New Year works better? After all, there's ALWAYS hope.
Croupier
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December 27th, 2010 at 2:43:31 PM permalink
Quote: JerryLogan

And you wonder why those with cold hearts are the most unhappy, conflicted, hateful people in the world who can't marry and enjoy their own children, and who constantly whine and blame their troubles on everyone but themselves?



I would love you to elaborate your meaning on this, and justify your reasoning.
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Croupier
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December 27th, 2010 at 2:47:39 PM permalink
Quote: mkl654321


In any case, he's not long for this board; as surely as the night doth follow the day, he will go off the rails again. Then we can have threads go on for more than five posts without being hijacked by a foul-smelling diatribe against some group of people that Jerry hates.



mkl, Ive got to say that I disagree. Whilst Jerrys opinions may be a route cause, the thread hijacking is equal parts you and Jerry not being able to agree or ignore each other.
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AZDuffman
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December 27th, 2010 at 2:58:11 PM permalink
Quote: Croupier

mkl, Ive got to say that I disagree. Whilst Jerrys opinions may be a route cause, the thread hijacking is equal parts you and Jerry not being able to agree or ignore each other.



I know it would take some coding, but maybe that is the answer Wiz needs here. Next suspension those two get together and they come back on forced ignore without the "show me anyways" button?
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JerryLogan
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December 27th, 2010 at 3:02:48 PM permalink
Quote: Croupier

I would love you to elaborate your meaning on this, and justify your reasoning.



Sure. I've met my share of atheists in the past 15 years (even some truckers) and by & large they are the most hateful people who seem to always be involved in ragged issues and personal or family conflict. Also, a high percentage of them are gay, which is a conflict in its own right, and they always seem to be blaming their problems on someone else. To these people, warm wishes go right through the holes in their heads. It just aggravates the hell out of them to see a happily married family with traditional values. They just seem so unhappy almost all of the time. That's where the cold heart comment comes from. "Merry Christmas" is like a dagger through the heart to many of them, as nothing about Christmas is merry for them because it celebrates the birth of Christ.
MathExtremist
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December 27th, 2010 at 3:21:45 PM permalink
Quote: mkl654321

I think that before you can possibly get any kind of rational explanation into Jerry's head, or anyone else's head, you have to be able to convince him why the statement:

"RS is able to consistently beat the negative ev machines with his complex strategy"

cannot possibly be true. Nor can any similar claims stated directly by RS, OR ANYONE ELSE, be true.



This gets to the heart of the "betting systems" issue, which as I mentioned on another thread, any regular reader of this forum should understand by now. It may very well be the case that "RS has been able to stay ahead of the negative EV machines with his complex strategy", but as with investing, "past performance does not guarantee future results". Since each game is an independent, random event, the statement that "RS's complex strategy is able to consistently beat the negative EV machines" is not accurate, or I should say, will not always be accurate for all players of his complex strategy.

It's the most complicated strategies that, unfortunately, tend to be the most persuasive to those who experience results with them. It's hard to wrap one's mind around good luck when it happens, and it's far easier and more seductive to chalk it up to some intentional act on the bettor's behalf. Far easier and more seductive, but wrong.

"When you believe in things that you don't understand, then you suffer..."
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AZDuffman
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December 27th, 2010 at 3:38:32 PM permalink
Quote: JerryLogan

Sure. I've met my share of atheists in the past 15 years (even some truckers) and by & large they are the most hateful people who seem to always be involved in ragged issues and personal or family conflict. Also, a high percentage of them are gay, which is a conflict in its own right, and they always seem to be blaming their problems on someone else. To these people, warm wishes go right through the holes in their heads. It just aggravates the hell out of them to see a happily married family with traditional values. They just seem so unhappy almost all of the time. That's where the cold heart comment comes from. "Merry Christmas" is like a dagger through the heart to many of them, as nothing about Christmas is merry for them because it celebrates the birth of Christ.



I think that athiests fall into two groups. There are "agnostics" who just don't believe in any god and go about their day not bothering anybody. Then there are "athiests" who take it upon themselves to be offended anytime someone mentions God or has any belief system. The latter often take "mother earth" as their religion and are the ones who demand you limit TP use to one square; ban good light bulbs; and the like. As to percentage being gay I attribute this to most religions stating homosexusluty to be wrong so homosexuals figure why stay around?

My feeling is that such athiests don't like consequences for their actions so they don't like religion.

I've been to Chauaka parties and wished a "Happy Chaunaka" at them. I accepted the good wishes as no one was trying to convert me. When a Merry Christmas is wished it is the same way--which is why anyone who get upset and wants "Happy Holidays" instead in the name of "diversity" should rather be given the greeting "drop dead."

Happy New Year all.
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Wavy70
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December 27th, 2010 at 4:09:21 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman


I've been to Chauaka parties and wished a "Happy Chaunaka" at them. I accepted the good wishes as no one was trying to convert me. When a Merry Christmas is wished it is the same way--which is why anyone who get upset and wants "Happy Holidays" instead in the name of "diversity" should rather be given the greeting "drop dead."

Happy New Year all.



Not that I prefer one to another greeting (I would imagine only a sociopath would search for the negativity of a greeting) however Holiday is a contraction for Holy Day. Perhaps those who insist upon being greeted with Merry Christmas are unaware that it is considered a holy day not just a feast of presents.
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JerryLogan
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December 27th, 2010 at 4:18:17 PM permalink
Quote: Wavy70

Not that I prefer one to another greeting (I would imagine only a sociopath would search for the negativity of a greeting) however Holiday is a contraction for Holy Day. Perhaps those who insist upon being greeted with Merry Christmas are unaware that it is considered a holy day not just a feast of presents.



With an imagination like that, that's quite a perverted post. But I did forget about the presents aspect, and I must have been nuts to have left it out.
mkl654321
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December 29th, 2010 at 2:01:37 PM permalink
Quote: Croupier

mkl, Ive got to say that I disagree. Whilst Jerrys opinions may be a route cause, the thread hijacking is equal parts you and Jerry not being able to agree or ignore each other.



Sorry, no equivalence. I don't feel compelled to insert some kind of raving polemic against an ethnic/racial/class/etc. group as seasoning for virtually every post. And I do call Jerry on that when he does it, because I don't think hate-posts should be tolerated. Anywhere.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.---George Bernard Shaw

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