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#31309 - But if you work out you are automatically obsessed with fitnes…  [+] (4 new replies) 05/19/2015 on Fitness - muscle and... +1
User avatar #31327 - loomiss (05/20/2015) [-]
good thing my girlfriend lifts with me then huh
User avatar #31328 - marinepenguin (05/20/2015) [-]
Good thing that was some extreme sarcasm huh.
User avatar #31329 - loomiss (05/20/2015) [-]
i know it was penguin, i know youre not a fuckboy dont worry
User avatar #31330 - marinepenguin (05/20/2015) [-]
Okay gud
#85888 - The Songhai and Mali empires.  [+] (12 new replies) 05/19/2015 on Politics - politics news,... 0
User avatar #85894 - schnizel (05/19/2015) [-]
Slave empires, not civilizations.
User avatar #85935 - marinepenguin (05/19/2015) [-]
Implying that all empires weren't born off the work of the lowest classes.
User avatar #85936 - schnizel (05/19/2015) [-]
It's easy to be a slave, and it's easy to work. But to work toward what and to work for what is the true question you should ask.
User avatar #85937 - marinepenguin (05/19/2015) [-]
Jenne, Gao, and Timbuktu were centers of learning, trade, culture, and west African civilization for 800AD until colonialism. They revived an era of Arab learning. But because they're Africans it doesn't count.
User avatar #85938 - schnizel (05/19/2015) [-]
Big mosques, surrounded by mud huts and trade posts, and also, all the scripts located there were in Arabic and Timbuktu was founded by Berbers.
User avatar #85943 - marinepenguin (05/19/2015) [-]
Adobe is used in modern day America in the western states. And Catherage is easily compared.
User avatar #85945 - schnizel (05/19/2015) [-]
Carthage>Any other African nation
>The buildings in Carthage are similar to buildings in Greece and Rome. Major public buildings were made of stone and had large columns. Meanwhile common people lived in small houses made of brick or wood.
en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior:Ancient_Civilizations/Carthage#What_did_their_buildings_look_like.3F
#85942 - marinepenguin has deleted their comment.
User avatar #85944 - schnizel (05/19/2015) [-]
and that is?
User avatar #85939 - marinepenguin (05/19/2015) [-]
True enough about Timbuktu.

And mudhuts? Goa was considered an impenetrable fortress with a massive stone wall surrounding it. Jenne was forced to be abandoned because of war and famine, but is now known as Djenne and is nicknamed the "eternal city". Adobe is used as a cheap building material and is used by literally almost every desert culture, including Carthage, Native Americans, and even in modern day developed nations.

I think you just want to knock down blacks.
User avatar #85941 - schnizel (05/19/2015) [-]
>Adobe is used as a cheap building material and is used by literally almost every desert culture, including Carthage, Native Americans, and even in modern day developed nations.
Do not put Carthage in the mix, the city of Carthage was glorious and advanced even for it's time. Carthage is not nearly as bad as niggers who only used straw and mut to build.
Also
>developed
User avatar #85940 - schnizel (05/19/2015) [-]
>And mudhuts? Goa was considered an impenetrable fortress with a massive stone wall surrounding it.
link
#31300 - Are you trying to diet? If not, no biggie. If so, ju…  [+] (1 new reply) 05/18/2015 on Fitness - muscle and... 0
User avatar #31301 - misticalz (05/18/2015) [-]
just wanna cut like 10-20 pounds for the next school year.
kk
#31298 - It was a joke. I was hoping you'd elaborate.  [+] (3 new replies) 05/18/2015 on Fitness - muscle and... 0
User avatar #31299 - misticalz (05/18/2015) [-]
I have bread everyday
what should I substitute a sandwich in my lunch for?
User avatar #31300 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Are you trying to diet?

If not, no biggie. If so, just switch with like wheat bread or something that's considered a bit healthier with less sugar.
User avatar #31301 - misticalz (05/18/2015) [-]
just wanna cut like 10-20 pounds for the next school year.
kk
#31296 - You're **** . Don't call me names.  [+] (5 new replies) 05/18/2015 on Fitness - muscle and... +1
User avatar #31297 - misticalz (05/18/2015) [-]
what
User avatar #31298 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
It was a joke.

I was hoping you'd elaborate.
User avatar #31299 - misticalz (05/18/2015) [-]
I have bread everyday
what should I substitute a sandwich in my lunch for?
User avatar #31300 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Are you trying to diet?

If not, no biggie. If so, just switch with like wheat bread or something that's considered a bit healthier with less sugar.
User avatar #31301 - misticalz (05/18/2015) [-]
just wanna cut like 10-20 pounds for the next school year.
kk
#31292 - Yeah that seems adequate for getting someone into the flow of … 05/18/2015 on Fitness - muscle and... +1
#31290 - Unfortunately she is going to see pretty much 0 progress in un…  [+] (2 new replies) 05/18/2015 on Fitness - muscle and... +1
User avatar #31291 - mondamini (05/18/2015) [-]
Sounds good. Squats, db press, bent over row and maybe a lil shoulder press, seems like few enough exercises to get to grips with as well as little core, that being if she enjoys it of course. Thanks for the input as always.
User avatar #31292 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Yeah that seems adequate for getting someone into the flow of things. Good luck man, way to encourage your girl into getting into this sort of stuff.
#85814 - You basically just summed up "everyone is a hero in their…  [+] (1 new reply) 05/18/2015 on Politics - politics news,... 0
User avatar #85832 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
I'd elaborate further on this point, but I'm not foolish enough to dare espouse a dialectical materialist view on /stormfront/.
#31287 - Yeah very similar. 05/18/2015 on Fitness - muscle and... 0
#85797 - A lot of that can be summarized by "capitalism run amok&q…  [+] (1 new reply) 05/18/2015 on Politics - politics news,... 0
User avatar #85806 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Ultimately, though, I think it'd be strange if we didn't end up like this at some point. The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. Textbooks like to slander King George during the Revolutionary War as an inbred maniac because it's comforting to think of him as a monster none of us could possibly be when all he cared about was the financial benefits of his empire's colonial endeavors.
#31286 - It's never a good idea to just strength for strength or endura… 05/18/2015 on Fitness - muscle and... 0
#31282 - Yeah cardio is terrible for "toning" your body. Card…  [+] (4 new replies) 05/18/2015 on Fitness - muscle and... +2
User avatar #31289 - mondamini (05/18/2015) [-]
Thats the kind of approach I'm going for. Telling her that adding some weights into her session will do her some good. But I understand that from her point of view she doesnt understand the gym all too well, like what activities affect what aspects of the body, the same way most people new to the gym don't.
User avatar #31290 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Unfortunately she is going to see pretty much 0 progress in under 3 weeks. But just a simple program of squats, some benching, rows, a little core work, and some cardio if she wants, could help her see some progress in the long run.
User avatar #31291 - mondamini (05/18/2015) [-]
Sounds good. Squats, db press, bent over row and maybe a lil shoulder press, seems like few enough exercises to get to grips with as well as little core, that being if she enjoys it of course. Thanks for the input as always.
User avatar #31292 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Yeah that seems adequate for getting someone into the flow of things. Good luck man, way to encourage your girl into getting into this sort of stuff.
#31281 - Getting better at bench press does not necessarily translate i…  [+] (4 new replies) 05/18/2015 on Fitness - muscle and... +1
User avatar #31284 - ieatbengay (05/18/2015) [-]
Ok, this might be a stupid question but is there a difference in outcome if you train for higher reps vs higher weight? Will they result in being able to do different amounts of unweighted pullups
User avatar #31286 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
It's never a good idea to just strength for strength or endurance, usually when you are able to do 10-12 unweighted pull ups, you should add 5 pounds, then work your way back up to 10-12, add 5 more pounds, and continue to repeat the process. Same can go for pushups or any other movement. I usually do 5-10 sets of 20 unweighted pushups, then the next week I'll do 3-4 sets of 12-15 with a 40 pound vest on.
User avatar #31285 - ieatbengay (05/18/2015) [-]
Wait obviously its the same as other workouts...
User avatar #31287 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Yeah very similar.
#85785 - Unfortunately America's way of dealing with things is usually,…  [+] (6 new replies) 05/18/2015 on Politics - politics news,... 0
User avatar #85788 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Wealth is based on material resources and thus finite, even if fiat currency isn't. So for one man to have a lot, others must have little. The real estate industry has made some crazy bank off of fostering white flight and shoehorning class-mobile black families into buying exorbitantly overpriced housing, which is where American ghettos come from.

There was also the authorities' unpleasant interference in socialistic/pro-union political activities, which were a huge driving force in the push for consumer and worker rights, COINTELPRO in particular, plus the Gary Webb affair regarding the crack cocaine epidemic in the black community.

America is a vile nation, I just care about its other residents.
User avatar #85972 - lulzforalpsplane (05/20/2015) [-]
>"The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. "
>"Belief in "something larger than yourself" is the cause of inequality and conflict through pressuring, if not outright forcing people to act against their own rational self-interest. It's unprovable, untestable, unfalsifiable metaphysical woo"
Pick one.
User avatar #85814 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
You basically just summed up "everyone is a hero in their own story". Only problem is that not everyone can be a winner, which is why revolutions and wars happen to redistribute the wealth again and let the process of class divide start all over again.
User avatar #85832 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
I'd elaborate further on this point, but I'm not foolish enough to dare espouse a dialectical materialist view on /stormfront/.
User avatar #85797 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
A lot of that can be summarized by "capitalism run amok" .

Eventually profits and personal gain matter more to people and corporate entities than the lives of the people their actions effect. When that happens you start taking steps towards nations ran and influenced by ultrarich corporations like we see today. I don't hate America by any means, I love what we originally stood for and I still believe in it, but the way our country is ran and the inner workings of our political system is a sad shell of what it once was.
User avatar #85806 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Ultimately, though, I think it'd be strange if we didn't end up like this at some point. The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. Textbooks like to slander King George during the Revolutionary War as an inbred maniac because it's comforting to think of him as a monster none of us could possibly be when all he cared about was the financial benefits of his empire's colonial endeavors.
#85781 - And personally the reasons for why blacks have become more vio…  [+] (9 new replies) 05/18/2015 on Politics - politics news,... 0
#85783 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Well, it's not like the convoluted clusterfuck of American race relations is little known or documented. These people have already decided that blacks are literallyworsethanthefuckingdevil long before they came to any conclusions justifying their prejudices--I'd go as far as to say that "white guilt" is this same guttural hatred of blacks manifested in a more cowardly or socially anxious individual, hence the belief that they need to be treated like special snowflakes instead of equals.

It's the sociological equivalent of a grown man that sleeps with a night light. Idiots are incapable of viewing their own feelings as irrational, because the human ego wants to believe itself to be the best. Everyone has bad impulsive thoughts now and then, but in America, feelings and assumptions are the law, which is why creationists are still trying to get into public education and kids are dying of measles outbreaks after their parents refuse to inject them with the devil's autism juice.
User avatar #85971 - lulzforalpsplane (05/20/2015) [-]
>comparing anti-vacciners and creationists to people who don't like blacks
eyy no surprise

Because all the politically uncorrect realists are just crazy Christians.
User avatar #85785 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Unfortunately America's way of dealing with things is usually, "throw money and manpower at something until it gets done".

Blacks were doing better and poverty was going down. Then the 70s and the " war on poverty" began, and then everything began to get worse.

Then the 90s and war on drugs, and now drug use has skyrocketed ever since.

Now the 00s and the war on terror only accomplished bankrupting us and further destabilizing an entire subcontinent.

Now all we have is a load of debt, terrible race relations, more drug use then ever, and a massive number of mentally sick and disabled veterans. Maybe we should rethink how we deal with our social and political issues.
User avatar #85788 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Wealth is based on material resources and thus finite, even if fiat currency isn't. So for one man to have a lot, others must have little. The real estate industry has made some crazy bank off of fostering white flight and shoehorning class-mobile black families into buying exorbitantly overpriced housing, which is where American ghettos come from.

There was also the authorities' unpleasant interference in socialistic/pro-union political activities, which were a huge driving force in the push for consumer and worker rights, COINTELPRO in particular, plus the Gary Webb affair regarding the crack cocaine epidemic in the black community.

America is a vile nation, I just care about its other residents.
User avatar #85972 - lulzforalpsplane (05/20/2015) [-]
>"The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. "
>"Belief in "something larger than yourself" is the cause of inequality and conflict through pressuring, if not outright forcing people to act against their own rational self-interest. It's unprovable, untestable, unfalsifiable metaphysical woo"
Pick one.
User avatar #85814 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
You basically just summed up "everyone is a hero in their own story". Only problem is that not everyone can be a winner, which is why revolutions and wars happen to redistribute the wealth again and let the process of class divide start all over again.
User avatar #85832 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
I'd elaborate further on this point, but I'm not foolish enough to dare espouse a dialectical materialist view on /stormfront/.
User avatar #85797 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
A lot of that can be summarized by "capitalism run amok" .

Eventually profits and personal gain matter more to people and corporate entities than the lives of the people their actions effect. When that happens you start taking steps towards nations ran and influenced by ultrarich corporations like we see today. I don't hate America by any means, I love what we originally stood for and I still believe in it, but the way our country is ran and the inner workings of our political system is a sad shell of what it once was.
User avatar #85806 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Ultimately, though, I think it'd be strange if we didn't end up like this at some point. The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. Textbooks like to slander King George during the Revolutionary War as an inbred maniac because it's comforting to think of him as a monster none of us could possibly be when all he cared about was the financial benefits of his empire's colonial endeavors.
#85778 - I find that generally people who don't like a certain minority…  [+] (11 new replies) 05/18/2015 on Politics - politics news,... 0
User avatar #85780 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
You're telling me. I live in Minnesota which has an oddly high Ethiopian immigrant population, and used to live in a local "ghetto" full of older houses that started to fill up with them. They were so nice it was unreal, especially this USPS driver that was always cheery... whom I met after moving from said old borough to a much newer, almost completely white one where a neighbor just down the street had a "don't tread on me flag" always waving on this huge pole in his lawn and white nationalist decals on his car.

Never ceases to amuse me when I hear the "you don't know what the niggos are like, you sheltered liberal" escape hatch.
User avatar #85781 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
And personally the reasons for why blacks have become more violent towards whites in America and why they seem to have regressed in the past 40 years in many urban areas is fairly easily explained, though the solution to this problem is more complicated.

Same with why Africa isn't a shithole. It's not because Africans are inferior.
#85783 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Well, it's not like the convoluted clusterfuck of American race relations is little known or documented. These people have already decided that blacks are literallyworsethanthefuckingdevil long before they came to any conclusions justifying their prejudices--I'd go as far as to say that "white guilt" is this same guttural hatred of blacks manifested in a more cowardly or socially anxious individual, hence the belief that they need to be treated like special snowflakes instead of equals.

It's the sociological equivalent of a grown man that sleeps with a night light. Idiots are incapable of viewing their own feelings as irrational, because the human ego wants to believe itself to be the best. Everyone has bad impulsive thoughts now and then, but in America, feelings and assumptions are the law, which is why creationists are still trying to get into public education and kids are dying of measles outbreaks after their parents refuse to inject them with the devil's autism juice.
User avatar #85971 - lulzforalpsplane (05/20/2015) [-]
>comparing anti-vacciners and creationists to people who don't like blacks
eyy no surprise

Because all the politically uncorrect realists are just crazy Christians.
User avatar #85785 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Unfortunately America's way of dealing with things is usually, "throw money and manpower at something until it gets done".

Blacks were doing better and poverty was going down. Then the 70s and the " war on poverty" began, and then everything began to get worse.

Then the 90s and war on drugs, and now drug use has skyrocketed ever since.

Now the 00s and the war on terror only accomplished bankrupting us and further destabilizing an entire subcontinent.

Now all we have is a load of debt, terrible race relations, more drug use then ever, and a massive number of mentally sick and disabled veterans. Maybe we should rethink how we deal with our social and political issues.
User avatar #85788 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Wealth is based on material resources and thus finite, even if fiat currency isn't. So for one man to have a lot, others must have little. The real estate industry has made some crazy bank off of fostering white flight and shoehorning class-mobile black families into buying exorbitantly overpriced housing, which is where American ghettos come from.

There was also the authorities' unpleasant interference in socialistic/pro-union political activities, which were a huge driving force in the push for consumer and worker rights, COINTELPRO in particular, plus the Gary Webb affair regarding the crack cocaine epidemic in the black community.

America is a vile nation, I just care about its other residents.
User avatar #85972 - lulzforalpsplane (05/20/2015) [-]
>"The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. "
>"Belief in "something larger than yourself" is the cause of inequality and conflict through pressuring, if not outright forcing people to act against their own rational self-interest. It's unprovable, untestable, unfalsifiable metaphysical woo"
Pick one.
User avatar #85814 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
You basically just summed up "everyone is a hero in their own story". Only problem is that not everyone can be a winner, which is why revolutions and wars happen to redistribute the wealth again and let the process of class divide start all over again.
User avatar #85832 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
I'd elaborate further on this point, but I'm not foolish enough to dare espouse a dialectical materialist view on /stormfront/.
User avatar #85797 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
A lot of that can be summarized by "capitalism run amok" .

Eventually profits and personal gain matter more to people and corporate entities than the lives of the people their actions effect. When that happens you start taking steps towards nations ran and influenced by ultrarich corporations like we see today. I don't hate America by any means, I love what we originally stood for and I still believe in it, but the way our country is ran and the inner workings of our political system is a sad shell of what it once was.
User avatar #85806 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Ultimately, though, I think it'd be strange if we didn't end up like this at some point. The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. Textbooks like to slander King George during the Revolutionary War as an inbred maniac because it's comforting to think of him as a monster none of us could possibly be when all he cared about was the financial benefits of his empire's colonial endeavors.
#85775 - Yeah that's something I don't like about this board. I don't a…  [+] (13 new replies) 05/18/2015 on Politics - politics news,... 0
User avatar #85777 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
What can you do. Apparently I'm defective for not constantly contemplating the existence of black people every other waking moment of my life.
User avatar #85778 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
I find that generally people who don't like a certain minority don't live near them, or live in an area where crime is rampant by those particular people.

Personally I live about 45 minutes from Ferguson, saw some of the riots myself, but I live in an extremely white neighborhood. The blacks I know personally are extremely well spoken and we'll behaved people just like the whites around here. Go a few towns north and there's been 4 or 5 meth lab explosions and there's rampant crime, yet it's a 99.9% white town. Go a few towns south to St. Louis and it's not any better with mostly blacks, yet the white people there are just as much of a threat to you as the blacks. The whole area of outer st. Louis is a bad area regardless of whether they're white or black.
User avatar #85780 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
You're telling me. I live in Minnesota which has an oddly high Ethiopian immigrant population, and used to live in a local "ghetto" full of older houses that started to fill up with them. They were so nice it was unreal, especially this USPS driver that was always cheery... whom I met after moving from said old borough to a much newer, almost completely white one where a neighbor just down the street had a "don't tread on me flag" always waving on this huge pole in his lawn and white nationalist decals on his car.

Never ceases to amuse me when I hear the "you don't know what the niggos are like, you sheltered liberal" escape hatch.
User avatar #85781 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
And personally the reasons for why blacks have become more violent towards whites in America and why they seem to have regressed in the past 40 years in many urban areas is fairly easily explained, though the solution to this problem is more complicated.

Same with why Africa isn't a shithole. It's not because Africans are inferior.
#85783 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Well, it's not like the convoluted clusterfuck of American race relations is little known or documented. These people have already decided that blacks are literallyworsethanthefuckingdevil long before they came to any conclusions justifying their prejudices--I'd go as far as to say that "white guilt" is this same guttural hatred of blacks manifested in a more cowardly or socially anxious individual, hence the belief that they need to be treated like special snowflakes instead of equals.

It's the sociological equivalent of a grown man that sleeps with a night light. Idiots are incapable of viewing their own feelings as irrational, because the human ego wants to believe itself to be the best. Everyone has bad impulsive thoughts now and then, but in America, feelings and assumptions are the law, which is why creationists are still trying to get into public education and kids are dying of measles outbreaks after their parents refuse to inject them with the devil's autism juice.
User avatar #85971 - lulzforalpsplane (05/20/2015) [-]
>comparing anti-vacciners and creationists to people who don't like blacks
eyy no surprise

Because all the politically uncorrect realists are just crazy Christians.
User avatar #85785 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Unfortunately America's way of dealing with things is usually, "throw money and manpower at something until it gets done".

Blacks were doing better and poverty was going down. Then the 70s and the " war on poverty" began, and then everything began to get worse.

Then the 90s and war on drugs, and now drug use has skyrocketed ever since.

Now the 00s and the war on terror only accomplished bankrupting us and further destabilizing an entire subcontinent.

Now all we have is a load of debt, terrible race relations, more drug use then ever, and a massive number of mentally sick and disabled veterans. Maybe we should rethink how we deal with our social and political issues.
User avatar #85788 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Wealth is based on material resources and thus finite, even if fiat currency isn't. So for one man to have a lot, others must have little. The real estate industry has made some crazy bank off of fostering white flight and shoehorning class-mobile black families into buying exorbitantly overpriced housing, which is where American ghettos come from.

There was also the authorities' unpleasant interference in socialistic/pro-union political activities, which were a huge driving force in the push for consumer and worker rights, COINTELPRO in particular, plus the Gary Webb affair regarding the crack cocaine epidemic in the black community.

America is a vile nation, I just care about its other residents.
User avatar #85972 - lulzforalpsplane (05/20/2015) [-]
>"The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. "
>"Belief in "something larger than yourself" is the cause of inequality and conflict through pressuring, if not outright forcing people to act against their own rational self-interest. It's unprovable, untestable, unfalsifiable metaphysical woo"
Pick one.
User avatar #85814 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
You basically just summed up "everyone is a hero in their own story". Only problem is that not everyone can be a winner, which is why revolutions and wars happen to redistribute the wealth again and let the process of class divide start all over again.
User avatar #85832 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
I'd elaborate further on this point, but I'm not foolish enough to dare espouse a dialectical materialist view on /stormfront/.
User avatar #85797 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
A lot of that can be summarized by "capitalism run amok" .

Eventually profits and personal gain matter more to people and corporate entities than the lives of the people their actions effect. When that happens you start taking steps towards nations ran and influenced by ultrarich corporations like we see today. I don't hate America by any means, I love what we originally stood for and I still believe in it, but the way our country is ran and the inner workings of our political system is a sad shell of what it once was.
User avatar #85806 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Ultimately, though, I think it'd be strange if we didn't end up like this at some point. The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. Textbooks like to slander King George during the Revolutionary War as an inbred maniac because it's comforting to think of him as a monster none of us could possibly be when all he cared about was the financial benefits of his empire's colonial endeavors.
#721 - Made this same joke about 20 comments earlier and got Jack …  [+] (1 new reply) 05/18/2015 on Origin of your username? +9
#1372 - anonymous (05/19/2015) [-]
It's not the joke, it's how you tell it ;)
#85773 - Oh it seemed as if you were trying to debate about it with me,…  [+] (15 new replies) 05/18/2015 on Politics - politics news,... 0
User avatar #85774 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Fair enough. I guess I try to avoid coming across softly because I hate the "liberal" pigeonhole I'm usually stuffed into for my views.
User avatar #85775 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Yeah that's something I don't like about this board. I don't agree with many of the things you post, but that goes for literally everyone on this board. Doesn't mean their opinions are worth less then mine.

Plus this board seems ultranationalist and ultra conservative most of the time.
User avatar #85777 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
What can you do. Apparently I'm defective for not constantly contemplating the existence of black people every other waking moment of my life.
User avatar #85778 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
I find that generally people who don't like a certain minority don't live near them, or live in an area where crime is rampant by those particular people.

Personally I live about 45 minutes from Ferguson, saw some of the riots myself, but I live in an extremely white neighborhood. The blacks I know personally are extremely well spoken and we'll behaved people just like the whites around here. Go a few towns north and there's been 4 or 5 meth lab explosions and there's rampant crime, yet it's a 99.9% white town. Go a few towns south to St. Louis and it's not any better with mostly blacks, yet the white people there are just as much of a threat to you as the blacks. The whole area of outer st. Louis is a bad area regardless of whether they're white or black.
User avatar #85780 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
You're telling me. I live in Minnesota which has an oddly high Ethiopian immigrant population, and used to live in a local "ghetto" full of older houses that started to fill up with them. They were so nice it was unreal, especially this USPS driver that was always cheery... whom I met after moving from said old borough to a much newer, almost completely white one where a neighbor just down the street had a "don't tread on me flag" always waving on this huge pole in his lawn and white nationalist decals on his car.

Never ceases to amuse me when I hear the "you don't know what the niggos are like, you sheltered liberal" escape hatch.
User avatar #85781 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
And personally the reasons for why blacks have become more violent towards whites in America and why they seem to have regressed in the past 40 years in many urban areas is fairly easily explained, though the solution to this problem is more complicated.

Same with why Africa isn't a shithole. It's not because Africans are inferior.
#85783 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Well, it's not like the convoluted clusterfuck of American race relations is little known or documented. These people have already decided that blacks are literallyworsethanthefuckingdevil long before they came to any conclusions justifying their prejudices--I'd go as far as to say that "white guilt" is this same guttural hatred of blacks manifested in a more cowardly or socially anxious individual, hence the belief that they need to be treated like special snowflakes instead of equals.

It's the sociological equivalent of a grown man that sleeps with a night light. Idiots are incapable of viewing their own feelings as irrational, because the human ego wants to believe itself to be the best. Everyone has bad impulsive thoughts now and then, but in America, feelings and assumptions are the law, which is why creationists are still trying to get into public education and kids are dying of measles outbreaks after their parents refuse to inject them with the devil's autism juice.
User avatar #85971 - lulzforalpsplane (05/20/2015) [-]
>comparing anti-vacciners and creationists to people who don't like blacks
eyy no surprise

Because all the politically uncorrect realists are just crazy Christians.
User avatar #85785 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Unfortunately America's way of dealing with things is usually, "throw money and manpower at something until it gets done".

Blacks were doing better and poverty was going down. Then the 70s and the " war on poverty" began, and then everything began to get worse.

Then the 90s and war on drugs, and now drug use has skyrocketed ever since.

Now the 00s and the war on terror only accomplished bankrupting us and further destabilizing an entire subcontinent.

Now all we have is a load of debt, terrible race relations, more drug use then ever, and a massive number of mentally sick and disabled veterans. Maybe we should rethink how we deal with our social and political issues.
User avatar #85788 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Wealth is based on material resources and thus finite, even if fiat currency isn't. So for one man to have a lot, others must have little. The real estate industry has made some crazy bank off of fostering white flight and shoehorning class-mobile black families into buying exorbitantly overpriced housing, which is where American ghettos come from.

There was also the authorities' unpleasant interference in socialistic/pro-union political activities, which were a huge driving force in the push for consumer and worker rights, COINTELPRO in particular, plus the Gary Webb affair regarding the crack cocaine epidemic in the black community.

America is a vile nation, I just care about its other residents.
User avatar #85972 - lulzforalpsplane (05/20/2015) [-]
>"The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. "
>"Belief in "something larger than yourself" is the cause of inequality and conflict through pressuring, if not outright forcing people to act against their own rational self-interest. It's unprovable, untestable, unfalsifiable metaphysical woo"
Pick one.
User avatar #85814 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
You basically just summed up "everyone is a hero in their own story". Only problem is that not everyone can be a winner, which is why revolutions and wars happen to redistribute the wealth again and let the process of class divide start all over again.
User avatar #85832 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
I'd elaborate further on this point, but I'm not foolish enough to dare espouse a dialectical materialist view on /stormfront/.
User avatar #85797 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
A lot of that can be summarized by "capitalism run amok" .

Eventually profits and personal gain matter more to people and corporate entities than the lives of the people their actions effect. When that happens you start taking steps towards nations ran and influenced by ultrarich corporations like we see today. I don't hate America by any means, I love what we originally stood for and I still believe in it, but the way our country is ran and the inner workings of our political system is a sad shell of what it once was.
User avatar #85806 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Ultimately, though, I think it'd be strange if we didn't end up like this at some point. The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. Textbooks like to slander King George during the Revolutionary War as an inbred maniac because it's comforting to think of him as a monster none of us could possibly be when all he cared about was the financial benefits of his empire's colonial endeavors.
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User avatar #85772 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
I... wasn't trying to proselytize. I was just having a discussion. Please don't hurt me
User avatar #85773 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Oh it seemed as if you were trying to debate about it with me, like I was opposing you or something.

My bad. It was a good discussion regardless.
User avatar #85774 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Fair enough. I guess I try to avoid coming across softly because I hate the "liberal" pigeonhole I'm usually stuffed into for my views.
User avatar #85775 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Yeah that's something I don't like about this board. I don't agree with many of the things you post, but that goes for literally everyone on this board. Doesn't mean their opinions are worth less then mine.

Plus this board seems ultranationalist and ultra conservative most of the time.
User avatar #85777 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
What can you do. Apparently I'm defective for not constantly contemplating the existence of black people every other waking moment of my life.
User avatar #85778 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
I find that generally people who don't like a certain minority don't live near them, or live in an area where crime is rampant by those particular people.

Personally I live about 45 minutes from Ferguson, saw some of the riots myself, but I live in an extremely white neighborhood. The blacks I know personally are extremely well spoken and we'll behaved people just like the whites around here. Go a few towns north and there's been 4 or 5 meth lab explosions and there's rampant crime, yet it's a 99.9% white town. Go a few towns south to St. Louis and it's not any better with mostly blacks, yet the white people there are just as much of a threat to you as the blacks. The whole area of outer st. Louis is a bad area regardless of whether they're white or black.
User avatar #85780 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
You're telling me. I live in Minnesota which has an oddly high Ethiopian immigrant population, and used to live in a local "ghetto" full of older houses that started to fill up with them. They were so nice it was unreal, especially this USPS driver that was always cheery... whom I met after moving from said old borough to a much newer, almost completely white one where a neighbor just down the street had a "don't tread on me flag" always waving on this huge pole in his lawn and white nationalist decals on his car.

Never ceases to amuse me when I hear the "you don't know what the niggos are like, you sheltered liberal" escape hatch.
User avatar #85781 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
And personally the reasons for why blacks have become more violent towards whites in America and why they seem to have regressed in the past 40 years in many urban areas is fairly easily explained, though the solution to this problem is more complicated.

Same with why Africa isn't a shithole. It's not because Africans are inferior.
#85783 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Well, it's not like the convoluted clusterfuck of American race relations is little known or documented. These people have already decided that blacks are literallyworsethanthefuckingdevil long before they came to any conclusions justifying their prejudices--I'd go as far as to say that "white guilt" is this same guttural hatred of blacks manifested in a more cowardly or socially anxious individual, hence the belief that they need to be treated like special snowflakes instead of equals.

It's the sociological equivalent of a grown man that sleeps with a night light. Idiots are incapable of viewing their own feelings as irrational, because the human ego wants to believe itself to be the best. Everyone has bad impulsive thoughts now and then, but in America, feelings and assumptions are the law, which is why creationists are still trying to get into public education and kids are dying of measles outbreaks after their parents refuse to inject them with the devil's autism juice.
User avatar #85971 - lulzforalpsplane (05/20/2015) [-]
>comparing anti-vacciners and creationists to people who don't like blacks
eyy no surprise

Because all the politically uncorrect realists are just crazy Christians.
User avatar #85785 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Unfortunately America's way of dealing with things is usually, "throw money and manpower at something until it gets done".

Blacks were doing better and poverty was going down. Then the 70s and the " war on poverty" began, and then everything began to get worse.

Then the 90s and war on drugs, and now drug use has skyrocketed ever since.

Now the 00s and the war on terror only accomplished bankrupting us and further destabilizing an entire subcontinent.

Now all we have is a load of debt, terrible race relations, more drug use then ever, and a massive number of mentally sick and disabled veterans. Maybe we should rethink how we deal with our social and political issues.
User avatar #85788 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Wealth is based on material resources and thus finite, even if fiat currency isn't. So for one man to have a lot, others must have little. The real estate industry has made some crazy bank off of fostering white flight and shoehorning class-mobile black families into buying exorbitantly overpriced housing, which is where American ghettos come from.

There was also the authorities' unpleasant interference in socialistic/pro-union political activities, which were a huge driving force in the push for consumer and worker rights, COINTELPRO in particular, plus the Gary Webb affair regarding the crack cocaine epidemic in the black community.

America is a vile nation, I just care about its other residents.
User avatar #85972 - lulzforalpsplane (05/20/2015) [-]
>"The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. "
>"Belief in "something larger than yourself" is the cause of inequality and conflict through pressuring, if not outright forcing people to act against their own rational self-interest. It's unprovable, untestable, unfalsifiable metaphysical woo"
Pick one.
User avatar #85814 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
You basically just summed up "everyone is a hero in their own story". Only problem is that not everyone can be a winner, which is why revolutions and wars happen to redistribute the wealth again and let the process of class divide start all over again.
User avatar #85832 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
I'd elaborate further on this point, but I'm not foolish enough to dare espouse a dialectical materialist view on /stormfront/.
User avatar #85797 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
A lot of that can be summarized by "capitalism run amok" .

Eventually profits and personal gain matter more to people and corporate entities than the lives of the people their actions effect. When that happens you start taking steps towards nations ran and influenced by ultrarich corporations like we see today. I don't hate America by any means, I love what we originally stood for and I still believe in it, but the way our country is ran and the inner workings of our political system is a sad shell of what it once was.
User avatar #85806 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Ultimately, though, I think it'd be strange if we didn't end up like this at some point. The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. Textbooks like to slander King George during the Revolutionary War as an inbred maniac because it's comforting to think of him as a monster none of us could possibly be when all he cared about was the financial benefits of his empire's colonial endeavors.
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User avatar #85769 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Of course they had their own motives, that is the sole reason anyone has done literally anything short of an involuntary bodily function, but the less sympathetic a motive is, the more notorious it could be. What other mass murdering despot started his political career immediately after failing to get into art school?

No one would care about Charles Manson and his not-so-noteworthy kill count if he wasn't the fascinating lunatic he was.
User avatar #85771 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
I've agreed with everything you have said on this topic, Shiny. You don't need to explain to me exactly WHY Hitler is in the spotlight. It's pretty easy to point at Hitler as a unifying factor when you consider his points of view and what he managed to accomplish, never mind how close to victory he was.
User avatar #85772 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
I... wasn't trying to proselytize. I was just having a discussion. Please don't hurt me
User avatar #85773 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Oh it seemed as if you were trying to debate about it with me, like I was opposing you or something.

My bad. It was a good discussion regardless.
User avatar #85774 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Fair enough. I guess I try to avoid coming across softly because I hate the "liberal" pigeonhole I'm usually stuffed into for my views.
User avatar #85775 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Yeah that's something I don't like about this board. I don't agree with many of the things you post, but that goes for literally everyone on this board. Doesn't mean their opinions are worth less then mine.

Plus this board seems ultranationalist and ultra conservative most of the time.
User avatar #85777 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
What can you do. Apparently I'm defective for not constantly contemplating the existence of black people every other waking moment of my life.
User avatar #85778 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
I find that generally people who don't like a certain minority don't live near them, or live in an area where crime is rampant by those particular people.

Personally I live about 45 minutes from Ferguson, saw some of the riots myself, but I live in an extremely white neighborhood. The blacks I know personally are extremely well spoken and we'll behaved people just like the whites around here. Go a few towns north and there's been 4 or 5 meth lab explosions and there's rampant crime, yet it's a 99.9% white town. Go a few towns south to St. Louis and it's not any better with mostly blacks, yet the white people there are just as much of a threat to you as the blacks. The whole area of outer st. Louis is a bad area regardless of whether they're white or black.
User avatar #85780 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
You're telling me. I live in Minnesota which has an oddly high Ethiopian immigrant population, and used to live in a local "ghetto" full of older houses that started to fill up with them. They were so nice it was unreal, especially this USPS driver that was always cheery... whom I met after moving from said old borough to a much newer, almost completely white one where a neighbor just down the street had a "don't tread on me flag" always waving on this huge pole in his lawn and white nationalist decals on his car.

Never ceases to amuse me when I hear the "you don't know what the niggos are like, you sheltered liberal" escape hatch.
User avatar #85781 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
And personally the reasons for why blacks have become more violent towards whites in America and why they seem to have regressed in the past 40 years in many urban areas is fairly easily explained, though the solution to this problem is more complicated.

Same with why Africa isn't a shithole. It's not because Africans are inferior.
#85783 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Well, it's not like the convoluted clusterfuck of American race relations is little known or documented. These people have already decided that blacks are literallyworsethanthefuckingdevil long before they came to any conclusions justifying their prejudices--I'd go as far as to say that "white guilt" is this same guttural hatred of blacks manifested in a more cowardly or socially anxious individual, hence the belief that they need to be treated like special snowflakes instead of equals.

It's the sociological equivalent of a grown man that sleeps with a night light. Idiots are incapable of viewing their own feelings as irrational, because the human ego wants to believe itself to be the best. Everyone has bad impulsive thoughts now and then, but in America, feelings and assumptions are the law, which is why creationists are still trying to get into public education and kids are dying of measles outbreaks after their parents refuse to inject them with the devil's autism juice.
User avatar #85971 - lulzforalpsplane (05/20/2015) [-]
>comparing anti-vacciners and creationists to people who don't like blacks
eyy no surprise

Because all the politically uncorrect realists are just crazy Christians.
User avatar #85785 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Unfortunately America's way of dealing with things is usually, "throw money and manpower at something until it gets done".

Blacks were doing better and poverty was going down. Then the 70s and the " war on poverty" began, and then everything began to get worse.

Then the 90s and war on drugs, and now drug use has skyrocketed ever since.

Now the 00s and the war on terror only accomplished bankrupting us and further destabilizing an entire subcontinent.

Now all we have is a load of debt, terrible race relations, more drug use then ever, and a massive number of mentally sick and disabled veterans. Maybe we should rethink how we deal with our social and political issues.
User avatar #85788 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Wealth is based on material resources and thus finite, even if fiat currency isn't. So for one man to have a lot, others must have little. The real estate industry has made some crazy bank off of fostering white flight and shoehorning class-mobile black families into buying exorbitantly overpriced housing, which is where American ghettos come from.

There was also the authorities' unpleasant interference in socialistic/pro-union political activities, which were a huge driving force in the push for consumer and worker rights, COINTELPRO in particular, plus the Gary Webb affair regarding the crack cocaine epidemic in the black community.

America is a vile nation, I just care about its other residents.
User avatar #85972 - lulzforalpsplane (05/20/2015) [-]
>"The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. "
>"Belief in "something larger than yourself" is the cause of inequality and conflict through pressuring, if not outright forcing people to act against their own rational self-interest. It's unprovable, untestable, unfalsifiable metaphysical woo"
Pick one.
User avatar #85814 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
You basically just summed up "everyone is a hero in their own story". Only problem is that not everyone can be a winner, which is why revolutions and wars happen to redistribute the wealth again and let the process of class divide start all over again.
User avatar #85832 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
I'd elaborate further on this point, but I'm not foolish enough to dare espouse a dialectical materialist view on /stormfront/.
User avatar #85797 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
A lot of that can be summarized by "capitalism run amok" .

Eventually profits and personal gain matter more to people and corporate entities than the lives of the people their actions effect. When that happens you start taking steps towards nations ran and influenced by ultrarich corporations like we see today. I don't hate America by any means, I love what we originally stood for and I still believe in it, but the way our country is ran and the inner workings of our political system is a sad shell of what it once was.
User avatar #85806 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Ultimately, though, I think it'd be strange if we didn't end up like this at some point. The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. Textbooks like to slander King George during the Revolutionary War as an inbred maniac because it's comforting to think of him as a monster none of us could possibly be when all he cared about was the financial benefits of his empire's colonial endeavors.
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User avatar #85767 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
The number changes every time one asks an "educational resource". If Zionists exacerbated Holocaust deaths like paleocons do with tankie dictatorships, the dead Jew/Gypsy count would probably be just as high in public textbooks. (Luckily they have the United States to bully dissenters into submission instead.)

It is true that saying Hitler was the one true villain of WWII is silly and revisionist, but ideological violence isn't the same as opportunistic violence. Stalin just wanted more power, he wasn't acting out a really creepy Social Darwinist ideal.
User avatar #85768 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
They all had their own motives for doing the things they did.

Hitler just went in a stranger direction then other leaders of the time. Ultimately he was his own downfall.
User avatar #85769 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Of course they had their own motives, that is the sole reason anyone has done literally anything short of an involuntary bodily function, but the less sympathetic a motive is, the more notorious it could be. What other mass murdering despot started his political career immediately after failing to get into art school?

No one would care about Charles Manson and his not-so-noteworthy kill count if he wasn't the fascinating lunatic he was.
User avatar #85771 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
I've agreed with everything you have said on this topic, Shiny. You don't need to explain to me exactly WHY Hitler is in the spotlight. It's pretty easy to point at Hitler as a unifying factor when you consider his points of view and what he managed to accomplish, never mind how close to victory he was.
User avatar #85772 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
I... wasn't trying to proselytize. I was just having a discussion. Please don't hurt me
User avatar #85773 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Oh it seemed as if you were trying to debate about it with me, like I was opposing you or something.

My bad. It was a good discussion regardless.
User avatar #85774 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Fair enough. I guess I try to avoid coming across softly because I hate the "liberal" pigeonhole I'm usually stuffed into for my views.
User avatar #85775 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Yeah that's something I don't like about this board. I don't agree with many of the things you post, but that goes for literally everyone on this board. Doesn't mean their opinions are worth less then mine.

Plus this board seems ultranationalist and ultra conservative most of the time.
User avatar #85777 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
What can you do. Apparently I'm defective for not constantly contemplating the existence of black people every other waking moment of my life.
User avatar #85778 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
I find that generally people who don't like a certain minority don't live near them, or live in an area where crime is rampant by those particular people.

Personally I live about 45 minutes from Ferguson, saw some of the riots myself, but I live in an extremely white neighborhood. The blacks I know personally are extremely well spoken and we'll behaved people just like the whites around here. Go a few towns north and there's been 4 or 5 meth lab explosions and there's rampant crime, yet it's a 99.9% white town. Go a few towns south to St. Louis and it's not any better with mostly blacks, yet the white people there are just as much of a threat to you as the blacks. The whole area of outer st. Louis is a bad area regardless of whether they're white or black.
User avatar #85780 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
You're telling me. I live in Minnesota which has an oddly high Ethiopian immigrant population, and used to live in a local "ghetto" full of older houses that started to fill up with them. They were so nice it was unreal, especially this USPS driver that was always cheery... whom I met after moving from said old borough to a much newer, almost completely white one where a neighbor just down the street had a "don't tread on me flag" always waving on this huge pole in his lawn and white nationalist decals on his car.

Never ceases to amuse me when I hear the "you don't know what the niggos are like, you sheltered liberal" escape hatch.
User avatar #85781 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
And personally the reasons for why blacks have become more violent towards whites in America and why they seem to have regressed in the past 40 years in many urban areas is fairly easily explained, though the solution to this problem is more complicated.

Same with why Africa isn't a shithole. It's not because Africans are inferior.
#85783 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Well, it's not like the convoluted clusterfuck of American race relations is little known or documented. These people have already decided that blacks are literallyworsethanthefuckingdevil long before they came to any conclusions justifying their prejudices--I'd go as far as to say that "white guilt" is this same guttural hatred of blacks manifested in a more cowardly or socially anxious individual, hence the belief that they need to be treated like special snowflakes instead of equals.

It's the sociological equivalent of a grown man that sleeps with a night light. Idiots are incapable of viewing their own feelings as irrational, because the human ego wants to believe itself to be the best. Everyone has bad impulsive thoughts now and then, but in America, feelings and assumptions are the law, which is why creationists are still trying to get into public education and kids are dying of measles outbreaks after their parents refuse to inject them with the devil's autism juice.
User avatar #85971 - lulzforalpsplane (05/20/2015) [-]
>comparing anti-vacciners and creationists to people who don't like blacks
eyy no surprise

Because all the politically uncorrect realists are just crazy Christians.
User avatar #85785 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
Unfortunately America's way of dealing with things is usually, "throw money and manpower at something until it gets done".

Blacks were doing better and poverty was going down. Then the 70s and the " war on poverty" began, and then everything began to get worse.

Then the 90s and war on drugs, and now drug use has skyrocketed ever since.

Now the 00s and the war on terror only accomplished bankrupting us and further destabilizing an entire subcontinent.

Now all we have is a load of debt, terrible race relations, more drug use then ever, and a massive number of mentally sick and disabled veterans. Maybe we should rethink how we deal with our social and political issues.
User avatar #85788 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Wealth is based on material resources and thus finite, even if fiat currency isn't. So for one man to have a lot, others must have little. The real estate industry has made some crazy bank off of fostering white flight and shoehorning class-mobile black families into buying exorbitantly overpriced housing, which is where American ghettos come from.

There was also the authorities' unpleasant interference in socialistic/pro-union political activities, which were a huge driving force in the push for consumer and worker rights, COINTELPRO in particular, plus the Gary Webb affair regarding the crack cocaine epidemic in the black community.

America is a vile nation, I just care about its other residents.
User avatar #85972 - lulzforalpsplane (05/20/2015) [-]
>"The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. "
>"Belief in "something larger than yourself" is the cause of inequality and conflict through pressuring, if not outright forcing people to act against their own rational self-interest. It's unprovable, untestable, unfalsifiable metaphysical woo"
Pick one.
User avatar #85814 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
You basically just summed up "everyone is a hero in their own story". Only problem is that not everyone can be a winner, which is why revolutions and wars happen to redistribute the wealth again and let the process of class divide start all over again.
User avatar #85832 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
I'd elaborate further on this point, but I'm not foolish enough to dare espouse a dialectical materialist view on /stormfront/.
User avatar #85797 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
A lot of that can be summarized by "capitalism run amok" .

Eventually profits and personal gain matter more to people and corporate entities than the lives of the people their actions effect. When that happens you start taking steps towards nations ran and influenced by ultrarich corporations like we see today. I don't hate America by any means, I love what we originally stood for and I still believe in it, but the way our country is ran and the inner workings of our political system is a sad shell of what it once was.
User avatar #85806 - Shiny (05/18/2015) [-]
Ultimately, though, I think it'd be strange if we didn't end up like this at some point. The elite are only acting in rational self-interest. Textbooks like to slander King George during the Revolutionary War as an inbred maniac because it's comforting to think of him as a monster none of us could possibly be when all he cared about was the financial benefits of his empire's colonial endeavors.
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User avatar #31273 - fuzzywussi (05/18/2015) [-]
it's about the message not the pic
User avatar #31274 - marinepenguin (05/18/2015) [-]
I'm aware. I make this point every time this photo is posted.

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Really liked it. Will leave more detailed comment on the board so other people can see it.
User avatar #338 - studbeefpile (05/15/2015) [-]
Holy **** le al is ******* insufferable. Not only does he not know what he's talking about, but he also looks like a ******* douche bag with every single thing he posts.
User avatar #339 to #338 - marinepenguin ONLINE (05/15/2015) [-]
I know what you're saying. Very hateable face and attitude.
User avatar #330 - studbeefpile (05/06/2015) [-]
feedback on video pls
User avatar #334 to #330 - marinepenguin ONLINE (05/08/2015) [-]
Watched both videos. Have no complaints. I like them, keep it up. Maybe ill have to think about making a video of my own.
User avatar #335 to #334 - studbeefpile (05/08/2015) [-]
Cool beans. Btdubs, you should subscribe to me on JewTube.
User avatar #336 to #335 - marinepenguin ONLINE (05/08/2015) [-]
Already did.

If I were to make videos I'd probably do them more on the diet and supplement side of things. Since you don't use preworkouts, intraworkouts, etc.

Pros, cons, best ways to use them, etc.
User avatar #337 to #336 - studbeefpile (05/08/2015) [-]
Not a bad idea.
User avatar #331 to #330 - marinepenguin ONLINE (05/06/2015) [-]
I thought it was good.
User avatar #332 to #331 - studbeefpile (05/06/2015) [-]
g thx 4 dEp insite.
User avatar #333 to #332 - marinepenguin ONLINE (05/06/2015) [-]
Sorry mate. I just woke up and I watched it last night.

When I watched it I didn't have any extreme complaints. I'll watch it again later and let you know about anything I may disagree with.
User avatar #328 - teoyuppie (05/06/2015) [-]
Hey, just wanted to catch up and see how you're doing. How's the Military thing coming along?
User avatar #329 to #328 - marinepenguin ONLINE (05/06/2015) [-]
It's been pretty great actually, I haven't gotten dates yet unfortunately, but I'm really looking forward to it all. What about you?
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User avatar #305 to #304 - marinepenguin ONLINE (03/23/2015) [-]
It's official, we're now irl broritos.
#306 to #305 - studbeefpile (03/23/2015) [-]
I'm the black guy. Because I'm black.
User avatar #308 to #306 - marinepenguin ONLINE (03/23/2015) [-]
What I'm saying is that I want to be the black guy.
User avatar #310 to #308 - studbeefpile (03/23/2015) [-]
I Wish I Was A Black Guy - JULIAN SMITH

This is you.
User avatar #312 to #310 - marinepenguin ONLINE (03/23/2015) [-]
>Julian Smith

We can be friends.
User avatar #313 to #312 - studbeefpile (03/23/2015) [-]
Julian is great, I just wish he'd put out content more often.

And yes, Brandon is a cracker name. CHECKMATE. It's cool though, I have plenty of white friends. You fittina break up with your gf or something?
User avatar #314 to #313 - marinepenguin ONLINE (03/23/2015) [-]
Truly is a curse. Working on the ghetto ass to make up for it though.


And it's a long story brah, but I'm heavily considering it.
User avatar #315 to #314 - studbeefpile (03/23/2015) [-]
#skwatbooty

I catch your drift though. If you feel like discussing it, I've spent mannny many hours talking with different people about these sorts of things/decisions, so I really don't mind talking about it at all. For whatever reason people seem to like talking to me about that stuff. Of course if you don't feel like talking about it, you don't have to.
User avatar #316 to #315 - marinepenguin ONLINE (03/23/2015) [-]
It's just a ton of different factors really.

I'm leaving for basic training this summer, and I have no plans on marrying her. And once I get back I'll be moving closer to my future college and getting a job there, away from my hometown where she also lives, and I don't want to move in with her.

And on top of that, a girl I've known, liked, and cared for since I was a freshman in high school has recently become single and has shown a lot of interest in me.

And included in all that, hanging out with my gf, and doing really any activity with her feels like a huge chore and I never look forward to it. She's my first serious relationship, and she's convinced we're going to get married. In her eyes everything is perfect and nothing is wrong, so me breaking it off would utterly destroy her.

I already know what I want, and what I should do, but actually doing it is hard. Especially after yesterday was our two year anniversary.
User avatar #318 to #316 - studbeefpile (03/23/2015) [-]
BTdubs, I deleted my original comment because I don't think it's a good idea to have my FB profile up on this site.
User avatar #320 to #318 - marinepenguin ONLINE (03/23/2015) [-]
Understandable, it's all good.
User avatar #317 to #316 - studbeefpile (03/23/2015) [-]
That is rough dude. Very rough indeed.

There are a couple things you have to consider.

1. Love is more choice, than emotion. Ask any married couple - there will be times when you don't 'feel' like loving your SO, but you do anyway, because you're committed to them.

So look at the facts of your overall relationship. Does she give you something valuable, and you're just overlooking it at the moment?

2. If she doesn't give you anything, and you really don't have any intention to marry her whatsoever, you absolutely need to cut the relationship off as soon as possible for her sake. If you don't plan on going anywhere, ultimately it's going to end up hurting her down the road faaaar more than if you just break up with her now.

Of course it'll be difficult, but there are good ways to do it. Take your time, and be careful with your wording. If she understands where you're coming from, then that's good, and perhaps you guys can still be decent friends. If she loses it, it's a good thing you got out anyway.

Ultimately this is in your hands, but the worst thing you could do is not do anything about the situation at all. The longer it goes on, the worse it'll be when it ends.
User avatar #319 to #317 - marinepenguin ONLINE (03/23/2015) [-]
I love her in the idea that I really care for her and want the best for her, but I don't love her in the way that I'd spend my life with her.

She doesn't really give me anything, companionship sure, but I've gotten her a job, a car, got her to go to college, without me she'd be way worse off. So for that she really appreciates me. but I don't get anything from her that I couldn't get from any other girl while having more freedom for myself.

This other girl that just entered the picture only makes things worse. My parents and all our friends have constantly told me that they think both of us will end up together in the end, and when we're both at work we talk almost nonstop. And now that she left her extremely constricting boyfriend she's started flirting as well. Now I would never stoop so low as to make something of this while with my girlfriend, but the temptation is there and I don't think that's much better.

Like I said, I know what needs to be done, I just find it hard to actually do it, it's like a goddamn massive bandaid I don't want to pull off.
User avatar #321 to #319 - studbeefpile (03/23/2015) [-]
You just gotta be strong and do it dude.

My advice would be to take a whole evening and just set aside time to talk about it. You don't wanna leave anything to question. The sooner the better, you know this.

Besides, if you don't act on this other chick fast, she might get taken by some other dude that's quicker to the draw.
User avatar #322 to #321 - marinepenguin ONLINE (03/24/2015) [-]
Yeah that's something I really fear. I have liked her for a long time, lot of regrets with that girl. This could be my last chance with her.
User avatar #323 to #322 - studbeefpile (03/24/2015) [-]
Then make it happen captain. Move forward. Don't look back.
User avatar #324 to #323 - marinepenguin ONLINE (03/24/2015) [-]
Thanks for listening. Appreciate venting more than anything.
User avatar #325 to #324 - studbeefpile (03/24/2015) [-]
The opposite of expression is depression. If you don't express, you get depressed. Venting is necessary.

I often have to vent as well, and you know, there's someone that's always been there for me. Through thick and thin, hot and cold. Depressed. Happy. Sad. Excited. No matter what, they've always been there for me......

That person is Deadlift Day.
User avatar #326 to #325 - marinepenguin ONLINE (03/24/2015) [-]
For sure, lifting always helps when it comes to really everything. Angry? Squats. Sad? Chest. Teenage angst? Back day. The iron always listens to your problems.
User avatar #327 to #326 - studbeefpile (03/24/2015) [-]
Hahah, teenage angst.

"Nobody understands me, I'm gonna go into my gym and lift to Greenday!"

Is that your set though? For me Deadlifting will help with pretty much any emotion - although especially anger and sadness. Squats are good when I'm just amped up and wanna crush something, and bench is actually pretty chill for me. I find that I typically don't get super duper hyped for bench and that's fine. Bench is just an easy chill day for me.
User avatar #328 to #327 - marinepenguin ONLINE (03/24/2015) [-]
Nah not really, I just picked random stuff.

I have a ton of volume and high rep work, so while I look forward to stuff like squats and power cleans, my workouts in general are brutal enough to where I'm too wiped to experience any sort of emotion for an hour or two.

But yeah, chest day is probably my least intense day as well.
User avatar #309 to #308 - studbeefpile (03/23/2015) [-]
pfft, maybe your skin.

I play the funky bass.
I pick up white chicks.
I can dance well.
I have a black name.
I really love fried chicken.
I have really dark hair and eyes.
I know how to move my hips.
I listen to a lot of ethnic music.
I don't get sunburned, I just get darker.

Basically what I'm getting at is that I'm a negro.
User avatar #311 to #309 - marinepenguin ONLINE (03/23/2015) [-]
You just described me, except for the black name and bass playing. like honestly, ever met a black Brandon? That's like the whitest name ever
User avatar #307 to #306 - marinepenguin ONLINE (03/23/2015) [-]
Negro please. I'm just as dark as you are.
User avatar #299 - cognosceteipsum (02/13/2015) [-]
Tfw I see your name I get reminded I will probably never be in any kind of military
User avatar #294 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/28/2015) [-]
So how much would you recommend me for calorie intake, so far I've been taking in around 3200. I wanna gain a lot of weight, but I don't wanna fat myself up. 5'11, 136 currently and I workout 6 times a week between 1:30-2hrs. I of course understand that if I actually want abs I would need to cut so I won't be seeing them for a while.
User avatar #295 to #294 - marinepenguin ONLINE (01/28/2015) [-]
Have you been gaining weight recently at 3200 calories?
User avatar #296 to #295 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/28/2015) [-]
I honestly can't tell because I don't measure in equal intervals (before eating) but I've definitely been eating more then I used to and I can definitely continue. I'm sure I've gained at least 5 pounds.
User avatar #297 to #296 - marinepenguin ONLINE (01/28/2015) [-]
In how long of a timeframe? If you are wanting to gain extremely lean muscle, you should expect maybe a pound or 2 a month. You can only build about .25 lbs of muscle a week at max. So if you were to gain a pound of fat for every pound of muscle, you'd be doing good.

But considering that you are 136 pounds. You may want to put on some mass in general. I'd say if you aren't gaining a ton of weight, up it to 3500 a day.
User avatar #298 to #297 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/28/2015) [-]
Thanks I will, I need an excuse to eat more.
User avatar #292 - teoyuppie (01/20/2015) [-]
Finally saw American Sniper yesterday. It was really good.Very moving too.
User avatar #293 to #292 - marinepenguin ONLINE (01/20/2015) [-]
That's good. Glad you liked it.
User avatar #275 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
Going to see American Sniper tomorrow. I'm not gonna well up like a little bitch at the end right?
User avatar #276 to #275 - marinepenguin ONLINE (01/18/2015) [-]
You may shed a manly tear or two.
User avatar #277 to #276 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
Alright, because movies about valor and brotherhood always gets me going.
User avatar #278 to #277 - marinepenguin ONLINE (01/18/2015) [-]
You'll get plenty of that. It's an emotional rollercoaster the entire time.
User avatar #279 to #278 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
Yeah, my cousin went through a lot of that when he was in combat.
User avatar #280 to #279 - marinepenguin ONLINE (01/18/2015) [-]
Really? What branch is he in?

I just recently joined the Air National Guard. My unit has a reputation for getting a lot of deployments, so chances are that I'll be in a bad situation at some in my 6 years.
User avatar #281 to #280 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
He was in the Marines. Served from 2004-2007ish. Fought in the harshest situations when **** really hit the fan in Fallujah. Also in Najaf and Baghdad. Got wounded when his hummvee was avoiding an IED. But he's doing well. No signs of PTSD, he's fully mobile and got out in one piece and maintains a great job. So we're all thankful he's doing well. I still remember flying down with my father to Parris Island when he graduated that summer. It gave me a deeper appreciation for our troops.
User avatar #282 to #281 - marinepenguin ONLINE (01/18/2015) [-]
Well that's awesome. In the movie they are in Fallujah for quite some time. I'm glad to hear he got out in one piece physically and mentally. I haven't even gotten to basic yet, but in my student flight I've already gotten to appreciate the camaraderie and discipline.
User avatar #283 to #282 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
If only more people had that spirit. My brother's in the Navy in near the Florida border and he tells me that some people just don't give a rat's ass about following orders. Mostly urban youth, people who are overweight and cheat on the physicals and some sexual situations. Some with military wives some with women in service. It's soiling the morale. But I guess **** happens and the military will handle it.
User avatar #284 to #283 - marinepenguin ONLINE (01/18/2015) [-]
Yeah those people irritate the hell out of me. People are in the military either because they're patriotic or they just consider it a job. It should be more then that. I decided a long time ago that I was going to get involved in the military as some point, my father was in the navy as a search and rescue and I wanted to continue the military tradition. Unfortunately the National Guard is all I can do while in college. If a large scale war broke out I know that I'd try to join the TACPs and enlist full time.
User avatar #285 to #284 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
Honestly, I considered enlisting but I was too far into college to do so. I would have done it not for myself, but for the love of my country and to rightfully earn that title of a Marine. I grew up in a small town in New Jersey, just 20 minutes away from Manhattan. A lot of people in my town went to work there and unfortunately we lost a good amount of people on 9/11. I still remember it like it was yesterday. My mom also knew people when they were kids who were taken on that day, I'm always meeting new people and eventually find out that they lost a parent, our area stopped holding ceremonies after the anniversary because it was too much for a lot of us. But I'd say 9/11 was a day that made me appreciate my family, my country and our men and women in uniform more than ever. If ever you head out to NYC I highly recommend you check out the memorial. I was just there this past summer and it was breathtaking. Got me choked up honestly.
User avatar #286 to #285 - marinepenguin ONLINE (01/18/2015) [-]
I'm in a small town in the Midwest so fortunately we didn't lose anyone around here. Being a small rural town with big guns and a rich history of veterans you can imagine how we all reacted after that day. We have a lot of Iraq veterans over here because of it. I was in first grade at the time, but I remember being dismissed from school and seeing everyone cry.

I'll make it a point to visit someday. I admit I don't feel like I'm doing as much as I can just being in the guard, I don't think I deserve the title of airman even. Only people who give their full time and enlist deserve that.
User avatar #287 to #286 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
I truly believe what you're doing counts. Every little contribution in the efforts of freedom matters no matter what. Your area sound so Americana with the veterans. I can't imagine what it must be like on Memorial Day and Independence Day.
User avatar #288 to #287 - marinepenguin ONLINE (01/18/2015) [-]
Regardless I'll still give those enlisted men the respect they deserve.

And it's crazy. Barbeques, services, speeches, parades. Out of every graduating class (40-60 every year) a good 2-5 will be headed straight to basic for the air force or boot for other branches. I remember on veterans day programs when I was in grade school, our new gym that held 1100 people was standing room only. Standing ovations, 21 gun salutes and all. My father rarely went because he felt he didn't deserve the honor. He was in during the first gulf war and he knew guys that got killed, but he never fired a shot being just naval search and rescue.
User avatar #289 to #288 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
Wow. That's amazing. I have a lot of respect for anyone who proudly serves for the right cause. Your father is one of many that make this nation great.
User avatar #290 to #289 - marinepenguin ONLINE (01/18/2015) [-]
I'm sure he'd really appreciate that.

And we kind of got off topic a bit, but I enjoyed the movie as much as I did Saving Private Ryan, and Lone Survivor. You'll enjoy it plenty.
User avatar #291 to #290 - teoyuppie (01/18/2015) [-]
Thanks man. I greatly appreciate it.
User avatar #272 - teoberry (01/01/2015) [-]
do you want that stupid ******* prowler? because i'll happily steal it from my gym and mail it to you to get that ****** outta my life
User avatar #273 to #272 - marinepenguin ONLINE (01/01/2015) [-]
Plz do that
User avatar #274 to #273 - teoberry (01/01/2015) [-]
i made the mistake of mentioning it was my sweet 16 tomorrow, which lead to 16 lengths of the gym (which isn't that long, at least where the prowler is) with the prowler. idk the weight because i dont know the natural weight of the prowler, but it had 4 plates on it which was not very nice on my legs
User avatar #263 - studbeefpile (12/30/2014) [-]
Comments are slow, lets skype sometime. I think we could both learn a lot from each other.
User avatar #264 to #263 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/30/2014) [-]
Yeah we'll have to do that sometime.
User avatar #266 to #264 - syrianassassin (12/30/2014) [-]
ohhhh


you have skype? wanna join cool group with total lulz and hate?
User avatar #268 to #266 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/30/2014) [-]
Yeah sure. I'll have to get it all set up on my laptop first.
User avatar #270 to #268 - syrianassassin (12/30/2014) [-]
add me.

syrianassassin or use this e-mail: 3ommer@ live.com
User avatar #300 to #270 - cognosceteipsum (02/13/2015) [-]
Did you add him?
User avatar #302 to #301 - cognosceteipsum (02/13/2015) [-]
Damn. Ask again
User avatar #271 to #270 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/30/2014) [-]
Will do.
#261 - syrianassassin (12/28/2014) [-]
2015 4 days

goyim not modifying his profile style.

such antisemitism.

GO MODIFY YOUR STYLE GOY!
User avatar #265 to #261 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/30/2014) [-]
I did the thing
User avatar #269 to #267 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/30/2014) [-]
Thank
User avatar #259 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/24/2014) [-]
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User avatar #262 to #259 - syrianassassin (12/28/2014) [-]
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User avatar #260 to #259 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/24/2014) [-]
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User avatar #257 - lulzformalaysiaair (12/24/2014) [-]
link2thread
User avatar #258 to #257 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/24/2014) [-]
I'll let you know when I do it. I'm not at home. I'm on my phone.
User avatar #247 - nyawgga (12/22/2014) [-]
Do you have any pics
User avatar #248 to #247 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/23/2014) [-]
Of what
User avatar #249 to #248 - nyawgga (12/23/2014) [-]
you, you sound jacked
User avatar #250 to #249 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/23/2014) [-]
I have a few older ones here on my profile if you scroll down. I'm at work so I can't really post any right now. I wouldn't say I'm jacked though, fairly muscular sure.
User avatar #251 to #250 - nyawgga (12/23/2014) [-]
I would call you jacked. Do you do only bodybuilding or strength training too?
User avatar #252 to #251 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/23/2014) [-]
I've always worked like a mix of powerlifting and bodybuilding. I always worked in the 5-8 rep range, so I gained strength and size at the same time. Then recently I went purely with 5 reps and focused on strength for about 6 months. Now I've been doing a lot more bodybuilding type workouts to try and get bigger and improve my base of strength.
User avatar #253 to #252 - nyawgga (12/23/2014) [-]
Sweet.

I'm gonna try doing 2 months powerlifting and 2 months bodybuilding, alternating. Just to keep things exciting

User avatar #254 to #253 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/23/2014) [-]
Yeah that's actually the best idea for people who've been lifting for a few years. Just starting out it's best to stick with something like 5x5 and build up a base of size and strength.
User avatar #255 to #254 - nyawgga (12/23/2014) [-]
Right now that's exactly what I'm doing.

Is there a certain point I should reach where I should move onto bodybuilding?
User avatar #256 to #255 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/23/2014) [-]
Well if you're wanting to become a bodybuilder, I'd say you can begin a bodybuilding routine once you hit a 1.5x bodyweight bench, 2x Squat, at least a 2x deadlift, and a .75 overhead press. That's just my opinion though.
User avatar #245 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/21/2014) [-]
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User avatar #230 - cognosceteipsum (12/18/2014) [-]
I think that civilizations commit collective suicide intentionally once they reach a certain point of sentience and awareness
User avatar #231 to #230 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/18/2014) [-]
Interesting.


Now where did this come from?
User avatar #232 to #231 - cognosceteipsum (12/18/2014) [-]
I don't know what
User avatar #233 to #232 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/18/2014) [-]
Upon further investigation, you were on the science board after I posted my link. So I'll assume you came from there.

But I'm curious, why do you think that civilizations would commit suicide intentionally? What would lead them to believe that that was the best course of action?
User avatar #234 to #233 - cognosceteipsum (12/18/2014) [-]
I actually actually came from religion board, went to the science board after looking through your comments

Its just that life's generally empty. We fill it with stuff but It doesn't last and we'll never really be satisfied. Just what I think. Oh and the diseases and pain and evil and stuff.. too many "and" but whatever. If someone could change my view of this sure. But that's how I believe for the moment.
User avatar #235 to #234 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/18/2014) [-]
I don't really agree with that. I completely accept that life has no real purpose beyond just pure reproduction of our species, and that we have no real meaning in the world, but yet I'm still fascinated by the idea of going to space and discovering all that we possibly can. There will always be people like me who are curious and hopeful for the future, regardless of the reasons that we exist. So while many people may find that the world is bleak and terrible, others may see just the opposite.

In the end I think our natural curiosity and basic instinct to survive will overcome any feelings of hopelessness or uselessness. Just look at so many people who have been in terrible and hopeless situations, instead of just dying, they were desperate to survive and lived one day at a time. That alone proves to me that we wouldn't kill ourselves off as a species just because "life is meaningless and it sucks to be alive". Humanity will endure for as long as we don't kill ourselves off or we aren't killed off.
User avatar #236 to #235 - cognosceteipsum (12/18/2014) [-]
Like most people then I guess
User avatar #237 to #236 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/18/2014) [-]
Most people give up? Or most people endure?
User avatar #239 to #238 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/18/2014) [-]
Exactly. Although that's one interesting concept as to why we haven't found any intelligent life as of yet. That they kill themselves off before they can advance far enough to explore space.

In my opinion it isn't because there aren't any other species out there, it's either that

1) We simply haven't encountered any yet. The sheer distance between stars creates a barrier between us and other races.

2) We have actually been discovered by other species, but they just monitor our progress and don't attempt to interact with us physically for whatever reason.

3) We have been discovered by other species in the past, and perhaps they even met some of our ancestors (watered down version of the "ancient alien" theory), and that they monitor/ guide our species in an attempt to create another interstellar civilization

4) We are currently interacting with alien species, but our governments are hiding that fact from us from reasons that vary from "massive changes in basic human social structure" to "keeping panic at bay because we have no way of keeping these beings from killing us whenever" and everything in between.

Or even a multitude of other reasons. I think other alien species existing that are intelligent is not only likely, but inevitable. It may even be possible that once we reach the level of an interstellar civilization we could discover that there is in fact a whole society of different species existing in space, in some kind of "star wars" fashion.
User avatar #240 to #239 - cognosceteipsum (12/18/2014) [-]
I'm not sure actually. Hard to pick which one seems more appealing to me.
User avatar #241 to #240 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/18/2014) [-]
I'm not saying you have to pick one to believe in, I'm saying that you should be open to all possibilities. If you believe wholeheartedly in one thing when it comes to science, you'll probably be disappointed. For me, whatever happens, happens. If we are alone in this universe, then humanity has endless potential to explore and learn (although we will most definitely remain divided for eternity). If we are not, the we will see how that goes as well.
User avatar #242 to #241 - cognosceteipsum (12/18/2014) [-]
Yah, I know. I just said. It's a scary thing to think of.
User avatar #243 to #242 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/18/2014) [-]
Scary for you. Exciting and thrilling for me. The only thing that would terrify me, is if we found a race so incredibly more advanced then we are that wanted to do us harm. This world isn't a "Humanity **** Yeah" thread, if they wanted us dead, they wouldn't have trouble killing all of us with much effort to make room for themselves.
User avatar #244 to #243 - cognosceteipsum (12/18/2014) [-]
Yeah probably
User avatar #220 - studbeefpile (12/15/2014) [-]
Barbell Training Guide for Beginners

Intro
Barbell training is one of the best forms of exercise out there. It’ll make you big, strong, fast, explosive, and make you look pretty damn good. This comes at the cost of discipline in what you eat, what you do, and hard work at the gym. Barbell training almost always centers around big compound movements, with most emphasis usually placed on the 3 “big lifts” like the Squat, Bench, and Deadlift. Other notable movements include the pull up, overhead press, rows, weighted lunges and front squat, but most programs put a large amount of focus on the big 3.

Basics
Now if you don’t know how to bench, squat, deadlift, or really do any of the movements that I mentioned before (which most of you probably don’t), I would highly recommend that you find someone who does and have them teach you. Some of these lifts can be highly technical and take some technique to learn, and the better your form from the start, the better and more easily you will progress. If you can’t find someone to help you in person, look up how to videos on YouTube and try your best to replicate them. Spend a few weeks simply getting down the movement and teaching yourself proper form. Then we can really get to the fun par, adding weight.

Now as a beginner your body has a remarkable ability to recover from stress, this allows you to get stronger and better at moving more weight every single workout. This means that you should go up by 5 pounds on bench, and 10 pounds on squat and deadlifts, every single time you set foot in the gym at first. If you fail and you can’t get that weight that specific workout, keep the weight the same and try again the next workout, don’t go up in weight until you can finish the previous amount.
User avatar #225 to #220 - studbeefpile (12/15/2014) [-]
Diet

Now depending on your goals, your diet will vary extremely. Losing and gaining weight all depends on your caloric intake, if you eat more calories then your body needs to maintain itself you will gain weight, the opposite occurs if you eat fewer calories than your body needs.

Gaining weight
To gain weight all you need to do is find out how many calories your body needs to maintain itself, then eat 500-800 calories more, while eating close to your lean body mass weight in grams of protein (For instance, if you weigh 180lbs, but you're carrying 10-15lbs of fat, then you'll only need to eat about 150 grams of protein a day). Ideally, you'd eat mostly clean foods, but it isn't completely necessary. You'll just feel a little bit better. Clean foods are not processed, not fast food, not junk. If you have to wonder to yourself “is this good for me?" It probably isn’t. Although when it comes to gaining weight, you have a bit more leniency than if you were losing weight. You can eat some fast food every few days to help get in more calories and protein, you can eat some "bad" calorie dense foods on occasion for the same reason. Now note that I say on occasion, or every few days, I don’t mean that McDoubles should be your main source of calories every other day.
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User avatar #224 to #221 - studbeefpile (12/15/2014) [-]
Now the reason that you only want to eat a certain amount of calories above maintenance level is becuase your body can only gain .25-.5 pounds of muscle mass per week at a maximum on average. Once your body's capacity to build muscle has been exceeded, you will start to pile on the fat. That being said, there are some people who are known as “hard gainers” these people have naturally super quick metabolisms and have a resistance to gaining mass even when eating at a caloric surplus, these people have also been known as ectomorphs traditionally. One way to get past this is to literally force your body to grow by eating even more food. If you find that after eating at a caloric surplus of 500-800 calories a day you only gain about a pound a month, start upping your calories, try to eat up to 3500 or even 4000 calories a day to force your body to build muscle and gain mass.
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User avatar #223 to #222 - studbeefpile (12/15/2014) [-]
Losing Weight
Losing weight is a bit more complicated, you find your maintenance level and then you eat about 400 below that, and you can add in some low level activity like walking to burn more calories, while weightlifting to put more metabolic stress on large parts of your body, raising your metabolism. This will cause you to shed nearly pure fat while holding onto your muscle, and you may even be able to gain small amounts of muscle. You generally shouldn't eat below a 600 calorie deficit, especially with exercise. Doing that can cause your body to go into a starvation mode and accumulate metabolic damage, which makes your body resistant to fat loss and can kill muscle gains. Basically your body thinks it won’t be getting food, so it tries to force itself to sustain it’s current weight by dropping it’s metabolism to nearly zero. Many people force themselves into having this affliction, then give up after seeing few results and begin to eat regularly again. This causes them to gain even more fat and thus the cycle will continue when they try to lose weight again. Do things right, take things slow.
User avatar #226 to #223 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/15/2014) [-]
It's been awhile since I've changed the paper up. What did you revise?
User avatar #227 to #226 - studbeefpile (12/15/2014) [-]
Mostly stuff about weight loss and weight gain, since I have first hand experience with weight loss (lost 50lbs a couple years ago, was fat **** ).

For instance, previously it said you should NEVER EVER go below a 400 calorie deficit, because it'll cause you to go into starvation mode. That's simply not true. You have to be eating a really really small amount of food for that to happen.

I also changed the protein intake portion. You don't need to eat exactly your body weight in grams of protein. You don't need to be eating extra protein for fat that you have. I weigh 210 right now, and I only eat 170 to 180 grams per day, and I have no problem gaining strength and size.

I also modified the part on clean eating. The truth of the matter is that Calories in vs Calories out is all there is to it. Clean eating just isn't completely necessary for everyone.

Other than that, I just fixed a couple grammatical errors.
User avatar #228 to #227 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/15/2014) [-]
When you are incredibly fat you can easily go below that because your body knows that it has plenty of left over energy stores. As your stores get lower, your body begins to lower your metabolism as it tries to stall weight loss. This can lead to people exercising harder to try and make up for less fat loss, and cause even more metabolic damage. Then you can further spiral down by eating even less and exercising even more, causing your metabolism to plummet and you to become lethargic.

I've seen a lot of people I know do this, and it only takes about a month to start becoming lethargic and sick feeling. I should have worded it differently, but I'm trying to keep people from entering this downward spiral. A 400 calories deficit with exercise can make you lose 5 pounds a month at the very least, that's 60 pounds in a year. Can you make a larger deficit and see progress? Yeah of course. Do you need to? Not at all.


That's fairly true, honestly I've read all kinds of things about it, like how we only need .5 g of protein for every pound all the way up to 2g per pound for maximum results. So I try to stay at least up to my poundage in lean mass in protein, but it's good to get people used to eating at LEAST 150 grams of protein a day. Once again, my wording could be better.

And true, but I'm a firm believer that not all calories are created equal. You can lose weight while eating McDonalds every day, but you won't feel nearly as good as if you ate home cooked meals that were full of veggies, fruits, and lean meats. That's just for losing weight though. For gaining mass you don't have to super clean, I have fast food every 2 to 3 days to help keep my calories up.

But thanks for the help man. I'll change some stuff up on my main copy that I have and write a little bit more. I'll try to keep everyone updated on current copies and whatnot.
User avatar #229 to #228 - studbeefpile (12/15/2014) [-]
That 50lbs was lost in 5 months, by the way.

I used to think the same thing about calories being different, but I've found with both experience, and other sources like this - www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4eaJe_lKsU&list=UUNqbcf-5nORpyfzrqQNLSVw - that calories really are calories. Of course it's not always ideal, but it isn't supremely important.

Anyway, let me know if you need anything else on it.
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#217 - marinepenguin ONLINE (12/10/2014) [-]
Currently 202 pounds. Getting bigger as time goes on.
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