All right, there are new bunch of newbies to thinking here (mostly DGCR rejects) so let us illuminate some points here to show, that maybe not everyone is as hot shit of intellectual capacity or experience as they have thought they are. Meaning they fail even in common sense. Please note, that this is not an attack or insult against anyone. I'm not saying, that any single person could not understand and is not intelligent. I'm saying, that so far not having thought of some things and not knowing everything yet may influence thought process outcomes. Failure in many cases here lately. I'm also not going into personal psychological issues, such as not being able to cope with reality and needing to lie to yourself for feeling better deeper than it is perfectly normal and a design flaw in the human psyche. It happens to all of us and everyone needs to fight it after they realize, why it is dangerous. And hurts everyone every day.
It is a fact, that i have not been to the US. It has again been pointed out here and tried to be used as proof of me not knowing anything about the US. Let us peek at the underlying assumptions there. In order to not know anything about the US a person, that has never visited the US would be limited in knowledge to only experiencing things first hand. Is this true? Let's examine that a bit. Take your pop corn at the latest now, because for fun and games i refer to the previous pop corn thread up in smoke, where the thread originator tried to use the same straw man argument. Let me try to illustrate, why that argument is a straw man.
I replied to the original poster of the up in smoke thread Bradley Walker after he made the same argument, that i don't and can't know anything about the US not having been there by stating, that if a lack of information comes from being outside the border, then he would not know anything about federal issues, because TX, his home state then, is the border of his information.
Let us ponder on the flow of information across borders. Where do you draw the line over, which information would not flow? Your door? So you only know, what is inside your apartment? Your body, so you have no senses, that receive information about the outside world? How claiming that is common sense? So how come you in the US can read this post, that was typed in Finland, if information stopped at the Finnish border?
Is someone seriously thinking, that i have not met and talked to plenty of Americans? As if Americans never went abroad? Is anyone really trying to support their claims by stating, that there are no news and people don't tell each other, what Americans have done at home or abroad? Do you think, that i don't observe you, when i've read, what you have written? So is there anyone, that is still willing to make a claim, that i don't and can't know, what goes on in America? I would also like to see a head count of all seeing guys, who know all the facets of America and what Americans do everywhere they go in the world all the time?
What i'm saying is, that you could be as dependent on other sources of information about, what Americans do at home and abroad as i am? Do you claim, that you cannot have any knowledge at all about, what the US is doing in say Iraq and Afghanistan despite 100 000 +- some service personnel are deployed there? Or are you saying, that anything that Americans do abroad is of no consequence and thus the Iraqis or this Finn does not know, what goes on in the US in some areas of life? Note i said some information. I don't claim to know everything, that goes on in there. I can't make that claim from any country in the world, because i'm not all seeing. That does not mean, that i'm completely without knowledge either.
So i give you a question about psychology: Are things black and white? According to psychologists people develop mentally to the point, where they can differentiate more than black and white, good and bad etc. at the age of three. Here is a shade of gray for common sense testing for you guys to decide for yourself about my knowledge or lack thereof about the US: If i can mention one fact about, what goes on in the US am i totally in the dark about the US, because i have never been there? The piece of information i offer as proof of knowing something about the US is, that all open division male world champions are Americans. What does that tell you?
So if you act like kids acting to know something and step up to the plate, please get yourself ready. You might get confronted with dare i say it? Reality.... Hitchock violin squeak squeak shrieking...
This is exactly the reason, why scientists have some rules, like needing to prove, what they claim. And a distaste for discussing reality with the mob. Seeing as there are so many facets to life and so many areas in science, things would get too compartmentalized to be useful in real life, if people did not share information and act on the whole of the situation, not just what is in your walk of life. Please try to educate yourself and think, before speaking and writing. It is better to ask than tell, when you don't have facts to back up your claims. A good test, if someone is a true scientist, is to see if they lie. Lying in academic circles happens all the time and once caught, there are consequences. no serious thinker would try to fit the happenings around them into a pre existing concept of the world. That goat herder comment was hilarious coming from such non factual back drop as the US and seeing how far from truth that is about me and Finland. Please carry on lying, it is funny. In itself and in the content and invalidity of the lies themselves and as illustration of your personal state and where you come from. Well represented. I'm sure your fellow Americans are mighty proud of you
Notice the smiley? I had to point that out, because so many can't handle it kids have freaked out so many times before here, when they have been confronted with realities. in the previous sentence the word it in the term can't handle it kids refers to reality. Message!
I quess it is time to point out, that the word message! comes from a Wayans brothers comedy film and is soooo suitable in communication with so many yahoos outta DGCR
Some people just don't get things, if they are not underlined and have a flashing neon sign pointing at the point of interest as you guys yet again proved in a couple of threads in the last few weeks. You are very entertaining, but at the same time sad. For seeing mammals, that can't connect a and b i could always go to the zoo, but the difference is, that the zoo animals aren't out in the world making a mess just, because they don't understand better. And how many attention/intellect deficient persons even reached this far. That was a snide remark made on purpose on the fools to which the comment applies. That is not me trying to elevate myself, that is being pissed off at fools, that crap the lives of others. The reason, why i started this thread. Many fools showed up to be counted
And typing for this long for mostly a drooling audience, not because they are hungry, means i'm not giving a shit about spelling so i intentionally won't search for typos. Respect is reserved to those, that deserve it.
You can demand respect, but being given it is another matter. And i'm glad to disagree on that point. On that note, i've spent enough time on putting the mirror in front of people, that it takes away from DG. So i'll limit my responses later on. Possibly to zero. Please don't be offended about that. I just have better things to do with my life. There's a limit to trolling the kiddies and that is sensible input.
It is sad that grown up bodies don't contain the equal amount of mental maturity and information. I don't like the infantilism trend in the world and i'm perfectly happy to piss on the parade from time to time. Don't like it? Tough. Deal with it. Just like sooner or later reality is, what needs to be dealt with too. I'm saying going in unprepared carries with it some penalties. I don't feel right about letting people to walk into shit without giving them a heads up. I'm not gonna wrestle them to have them avoid stepping into crap either. It can teach them as well. So carry on -keep on treading (trudging for some?) forward.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.