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Shrug
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it's just what's done Jun 20, 2016

    1. Rugi
      Rugi
      Holy crap your post in Alfalfa's thread is amazing, I am in tears
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        thanks rugi :)
        Aug 23, 2016 at 2:06 PM
    2. Aurora
      Aurora
      fun fact: alfalfa was once permabanned
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        Lol for what? And how did that get reversed?
        Aug 23, 2016 at 8:30 AM
      2. Aurora
        Aurora
        great sage found him insufferable; it got reversed some time after he got excised i think? idr
        Aug 23, 2016 at 8:33 AM
      3. Shrug
        Shrug
        i mean thats a little harsh but i must say it's not too hard to empathize with gs in this situ
        Aug 23, 2016 at 8:35 AM
    3. shaian
      shaian
      pretty sure that post was meant in jest but if you're actually interested in communist theory, i recommend reading Steven Steiber's The World System and World Trade, Immanuel Wallerstein's The Capitalist World Economy, The Decline of Communist Powers by Andrew Walder, Janet Abu-Lughod's Before European Hegemony
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      2. shaian
        shaian
        just remember to consciously commit yourself to remembering that communist theory shouldn't be committed to as just a political system, but also one which exists in all manners of academia, from the sociological, the historical, the philosophical, and economic just to cover the basics. I actually have a friend at the university of toronto who is doing his phd examining the political sphere through a psychological lense (though i dont know too much about it since he hates talking about his research), and there exists an interesting body of work in gender studies examining gender roles from the marxist perspective.
        Aug 20, 2016
      3. shaian
        shaian
        actually communist theory is heavily involved in that thesis i told you about but to keep myself from rambling, just know if you ever have a question about things vaguely related to anything politics, feel free to ask
        Aug 20, 2016
      4. Shrug
        Shrug
        i havent personally committed to becoming a communist like that post claims, but i do find it interesting and think that some of the points i do know of are relevant and salient today. thats a good amount of reading material but i certainly have enough time this yr
        Aug 20, 2016
    4. internet
      internet
      amazing post my dude
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        i'll be honest: 100% truthful, and after that happened i was like "internet has a thread with communism in it, and im going to finally make a good firebot post again"
        Aug 19, 2016
      2. internet
        internet
        nice
        Aug 20, 2016
    5. BKC
      BKC
      I just remembered you said you were playing lax at mcmahon a while ago, are you in the ct area
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        yep simsbury, near hartford
        Aug 16, 2016
    6. xastify
      xastify
      hey we are paired for dp ou tour, im gmt-7, when can you play? also do you mind if we play on PS?
    7. Berks
      Berks
      yo we should update the cran rmt thread to your better version and try to get it archived
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        I'm down, I don't think I have the power to do that, do u need the sets? The ones u had were good
        Aug 3, 2016
      2. Berks
        Berks
        Yeah I have the sets and actually we really any do anything about the archive so *shrug*
        Aug 3, 2016
    8. Tahu
      Tahu
      ayo kp
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        Wassup bruv
        Aug 3, 2016
    9. shaian
      shaian
      lol why did the books thread just straight up die? did people just stop reading or something?
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      2. shaian
        shaian
        I can't tell you for sure if I would vote for him as my education was focused towards policy and political economy, in particular I'm doing a thesis and masters in global order and world systems, and policy (in particular financial) is an area that Clinton wields a much more commanding grasp of, and of course, my educational path also served to develop a more "pragmatic" approach to politics which is, again, something I think she has an advantage in.

        On the other hand my close friend, with whom I'm writing that thesis with, chose to focus on theory, in particular he is an avid Hegelian-Marxist and is working on his masters in Marxist theory, finds Sanders to be the better candidate as Sanders is much better in advancing a progressive rhetoric and changing the nature of political discourse.

        Now I am sympathetic to Sanders political cause, if you were to ask me about my "idealized" state you would probably be correct in assuming I'm to the left of Sanders, but the disconnect is that what I look for in a politician is beyond just the point of rhetoric and based heavily in how they want to get from point A --> B. Sanders never impressed me in that regard simply because he seemed to not grasp how he would actually accomplish his goals, most notoriously, his failure in explaining how he would "break up the banks" betrayed an immense lack of understanding of financial regulations and his comments regarding anything to do with economics turned me off entirely.
        Jul 26, 2016
      3. shaian
        shaian
        or I could just be paid to think this way, it's a much easier alternative to come to terms with for a lot of people
        Jul 26, 2016
      4. Shrug
        Shrug
        you, again, would be defeated by the inoculating logic of too much education being bad: i heard a trump dude said the american people were tired of "experts saying what was best for them". if u established your rhetorical credibility in the way you just did youd get told theres no use for ppl like you but ofc if i brought up my opinion it would be un- or misinformed because i havent studied in college yet and thus dont know what im talking about. basically, the dogmatic camps are set, and the undecided voters loathe trump for making a mockery out of conservatism and hillary because she loves isis and hitler
        Jul 26, 2016
    10. TonyFlygon
      TonyFlygon
      Hey. We play for the BW UU tournament. I'm in GMT +2 and would prefer Saturday evening or Sunday. Could also do early next week.
    11. ZoroarkForever
      ZoroarkForever
      quality post in the meta thread. keep up the good work n_n
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        thank you :))
        Jul 13, 2016
    12. Berks
      Berks
      I came to say fuck Latin but then you plugged the RMT so now I'm conflicted
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        If I did it self referentially, does it still count?
        Jul 6, 2016
      2. Berks
        Berks
        etiam
        Jul 7, 2016
    13. Tricking
      Tricking
      hi! Lcpl semifinals. When can you play?
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      2. Shrug
        Shrug
        im here
        Jul 1, 2016
      3. Tricking
        Tricking
        ye my parents wanted to go out and eat something so i had to leave before 6. Anyways, i'm here for the rest of the day. Sorry about this.
        Jul 1, 2016
      4. Tricking
        Tricking
        i am on PS if you want to play
        Jul 2, 2016
    14. Shrug
      Shrug
      it's just what's done
    15. fran17
      fran17
      hey man, we should play for the dubs seasonal, when are you available?
      1. fran17
        fran17
        gmt +2 btw, i'd prefer to play in my mornings or early afternoons, but i can manage to play later
        Jun 14, 2016
    16. eaglehawk
      eaglehawk
      Which institution are you planning to attend?
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        Williams college homie
        Jun 12, 2016
      2. eaglehawk
        eaglehawk
        o shit son got rejected from there :'(

        But yeah, since you're going to Williams, I'm assuming that most students have to follow a LA discipline, which probably means you won't start taking specific classes until the second semester of your sophomore year.
        Jun 12, 2016
      3. Shrug
        Shrug
        it's all good, it's a strange place, but im sorry bruv. yea im just gonna be chilling first semester i think
        Jun 12, 2016
    17. Shrug
      Shrug
      campaign violence against donald trump supporters is the main issue of the 2016 united states presidential election srry for my behavior von
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        there's no racial motivation behind this statement
        Jun 10, 2016
      2. Shrug
        Shrug
        can u prove he's racist? or that i'm racist? i have a black friend (BAN ME PLEASE)
        Jun 10, 2016
    18. Electrolyte
      Electrolyte
      oh btw i have a friend going to williams... She is quite a character

      She's like one of those people that are smol & cute & really really smart and she pretends to be sour but on the inside she is sweet and everyone loves her even though she hates it
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        that's intimidating tbh, all these williams ppl seem interesting and cool and shit and my talents include wrestling reading books and sometimes posting on a pkmn forum. i have a friend who goes to hopkins going to be a senior, he's a smart fucker but is extremely laid back to the point of getting kicked out of wrestling practice all the time, which was good as the team was mad serious. no freshman because my school got boned this yr :((
        Jun 10, 2016
    19. Itz ZecaroN
      Itz ZecaroN
      Hey we are paired for DOU Summer Seasonal. What is a good time to battle? I am EST and Sunday I am off all day as well as Friday.
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        cool, im eastern as well. sunday probably works! times?
        Jun 9, 2016
      2. Itz ZecaroN
        Itz ZecaroN
        I am free all day that day. So long as it's not like before 9am when I am waking up, I am down for anytime.
        Jun 9, 2016
      3. Itz ZecaroN
        Itz ZecaroN
        Hey I am available now for DOU Ssnl if you are.
        Jun 12, 2016
    20. internet
      internet
      Please refrain from telling others that their posts hurt to read in cong
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        sorry about that. his posts are fucking garbage though
        Jun 4, 2016
    21. SteelEdges
      SteelEdges
      they don't bother trying to defend trump because they know they can't, so they just accuse sanders/clinton supporters of being violent
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      2. SteelEdges
        SteelEdges
        hey but do you have any proof trump is racist
        Jun 3, 2016
      3. Shrug
        Shrug
        has he ever been to a lynching? no, hmmmmm? has he personally ever killed a carfull of mexican children while screaming "death to all spics who take our jobs!"? pics or it didnt happen. has he ever been sued and settled for housing discrimination? o wait
        Jun 3, 2016
      4. SteelEdges
        SteelEdges
        okay but do you have any proof
        Jun 3, 2016
    22. Joltage
      Joltage
      When would you like to continue your quest to have the worst record in LCPL history? :p I'm GMT-4 and should be pretty flexible with time this week, though i'd like to put it off as much as possible because I'm a john. So just lemme know what works dude
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        weekend. i should be at least 2-1 pokemon is disgusting
        May 30, 2016
      2. Joltage
        Joltage
        alright weekend it is. see ya then. lets have a good, clean one
        May 30, 2016
      3. Shrug
        Shrug
        agree strongly
        May 30, 2016
    23. WaterlessMelon
      WaterlessMelon
      I got 6-0ed by an HP Fire Abra on the ladder because this shit has no checks, I fully support your cause
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        Another member of the train....
        May 29, 2016
    24. Stratos
      Stratos
      In Which Shrug learns the hard way that there are actually republicans on the internet
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        i dont think that it is bad; my parents are repub and they are good ppl etc etc. u are too i assume, or at least have leanings. what he said was meant to be funny and was but also sounded peculiar in the sense that it borders on batshit crazy but comes close to approximating one of the dominant ideologies in the country
        May 22, 2016
      2. Old_Gregg
        Old_Gregg
        there is room for only one authority in this world and that is money. what does it matter who controls it when you are so busy trying to get a handful that you can't see straight?
        Jul 18, 2016
    25. internet
      internet
      its been a while since a real Shrug Gemme, suffering from poster's block? :(
      1. Shrug
        Shrug
        im now a little nervous my "shtick", as it were, will get abrasive or repetitive, so yes
        May 22, 2016
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