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Topic: Kongregate / Beta testers needed for Battalion: Arena (edit: first 77 pages given access)

Blargh…. Want a card… Sign me in…

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Somalia

Okay… I would answer those questions, but I’m going to bed. I waited to see if you were still there wo I could make sure you saw this.

Look on fox news or something. steer away from European or liberal sites. they like to leave important information out. I have a search filter on, so… that might be it.

And please… try not to twist what I say. this thread is strictly no-spin, and you keep playing with words constantly and avoid otherwise straight-forward logic.

I suggest you take an objective look at the subject of piracy as a whole, and what has been proven to stop it. please refer to the low in piracy in the pacific during the cold war as a start… bye

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Can christians or its variations believe in evoloution?

No more questions to me please. :) I’m going to bed and never coming back… maybe. :)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Can christians or its variations believe in evoloution?

Originally posted by SeniorTACO14:

You people have gotten religion and science all mixed up, the way the bible describes the creation myth is the way people thought back then, before they even had all the scientific information we have now.

then again… the bible uses a heck of a whole lot of metaphors that can easily be applied in science. :)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Can christians or its variations believe in evoloution?

Originally posted by Lrdwhyt:

You cannot disprove the validity of the bible

For me, walking on water, resurrecting the dead, and other impossible stuff seems to…disprove it.

Also, didn’t the genome project uncover the interesting fact that we all came from one specific woman? correct me if I am wrong…

Your source being…?

details details :) I was refering to lesson on morals.

word of mouth.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Somalia

Originally posted by Lrdwhyt:

OOh… shiney…

Please…don’t quote that

agreed. :P

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Somalia

I would love to stay and debate, but… I need to get to bed :P

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Somalia

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Somalia

Originally posted by Lrdwhyt:

Also, would you have 15 innocents die, get bad publicity, and pay millions in damage control, or kill several pirates and look good?

What’s this about a financial meltdown? You’re in the middle of an economic crisis and you don’t want to risk military intervention instead of giving away money to save a few lives?

To be perfectly honest… the more we talk, the more we end up to agree… it’s starting to get pointless…

That’s the point of discussion.

Killing the pirates has just made them angry, they are now saying they will kill people on ships they catch, further violence will cause needless deaths on both sides.

Who cares if they’re angry? They’re pirates. Dude, pirates. In simpler words, criminals

Okay, you lost me on the first post… I say we kill pirates.

Yes.

and I agree totally.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Somalia

Originally posted by Conco:
Originally posted by Stalbo:
Originally posted by Conco:



Look, Americans so not dump their nuclear waste in Somalia. that’s other countries.

Second, Americans do not fish in Somalia. Other countries do.

Thirdly, our obsession with guns has scared every country out there from attacking us on our home soil in frontal attacks. not to mention there is virtually no piracy in American waters. :D

so no sources on the cargo?

Ok, you don’t fish, but you destroyed their government and fund warlords in the country, further destabilising it.

When I say us, I mean the western first world really.

Just because America doesn’t fish in their waters doesn’t mean that taking military action is the right choice.

Yes go america, funding the military hideous amounts while you’re in a financial meltdown, hellz yeah!

The world is in finacial meltdown.

also, look it up genious. it is on the first page of any seach you make relating to modern pirates.

also, americans fight when american ships are attacked. why don’t the greeks with the greek navy do the same? How’s this?! the UN can have the combined forces of everyone do that! yeah!

Somalia’s GDP per capita is $600 America’s is $45,800

Somalia is just a bit worse off than america, and america is a large part as to why the country is so messed up.

‘genious’ lol, and you’re the one making the assertion, you should provide evidence, if it’s so easy to find afterall

Killing the pirates has just made them angry, they are now saying they will kill people on ships they catch, further violence will cause needless deaths on both sides.

Are you arguing that we shouldn’t try to stop illegal fishing and nuclear waste dumping?

First off, I’m all for stopping the nuclear waste dumping.

Second off, pirates are angry because it is getting difficult to attack American ships. when someone takes a stand, others tend to follow. pirates are AFRAID that their business will stop.

Are YOU suggesting the united states and the WORLD should kneel to the pirates and give them what they want?

and finally, you who claim to know about pirates so much, should know the numbers about cargo. who is the ignorant one now?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Somalia

Originally posted by Lrdwhyt:

Don’t edit your posts… it’s annoying…

I’d rather not make a mass of posts that only say one thing each

Cannon fodder and banzai rush-attacks. the united states has something called Nukes also… so.. :3

As does China.

To be perfectly honest… the more we talk, the more we end up to agree… it’s starting to get pointless…

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Somalia

Originally posted by Lrdwhyt:

This is typical Western thinking. “Everyone is a savage except us! we made the world as it is!!! Blargh!!!”

No one claims to have made the world but the bigot, yours truly, Jesus Christ.

Please note that the pirates in Somalia are making a freakishly large ammount of money with little risk to their own lives? they have freakin RPGs and machine guns, and can easily over-power any unarmed cargo ship out there and don’t need to fire a shot.

They only make that absurd amount of money because people are stupid enough to pay the ransom.

Yes,and if the United States wanted to Invade china, that problem would not be a problem.

False, China has one of the largest populations in the world, and near the top amount of trained troops. An American invasion of China would allow China to heavily defend their country by concentrating their troops in their homeland, where they know the lay of the land.

Don’t edit your posts… it’s annoying…

anyhow, about china…

Cannon fodder and banzai rush-attacks. the united states has something called Nukes also… so.. :3

Originally posted by Lrdwhyt:

And so does islam, and every major culture out there. your point?

You mean religion.

Aaaaaaand they pay the ransom becasue the only other alternatives is military action, or letting innocent people die.

If you can’t take military action, then let them die, because I find 40 million to be a drastic amount to part with to save a few lives.

Seriously, though… cargo ships are 99% of the time unarmed. we are talking about tankers here with NO GUNS, and at MOST an ILLEGAL pistol on board.

I sense some potential changes to be made, wink wink.

No. I mean culture. Western civilization as we know it has always thought of itself as the creator of the modern world. the seam engine was actually first invented in china. gunpowder, everything in one form of another that did not run off of electricity was first made in the east.

Also, would you have 15 innocents die, get bad publicity, and pay millions in damage control, or kill several pirates and look good?

You should. Let us try to arm this ships! that’s what I said in my first post!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Somalia

Originally posted by Lrdwhyt:

This is typical Western thinking. “Everyone is a savage except us! we made the world as it is!!! Blargh!!!”

No one claims to have made the world but the bigot, yours truly, Jesus Christ.

Please note that the pirates in Somalia are making a freakishly large ammount of money with little risk to their own lives? they have freakin RPGs and machine guns, and can easily over-power any unarmed cargo ship out there and don’t need to fire a shot.

They only make that absurd amount of money because people are stupid enough to pay the ransom.

And so does islam, and every major culture out there. your point?

Aaaaaaand they pay the ransom becasue the only other alternatives is military action, or letting innocent people die.

Originally posted by Conco:
Originally posted by Stalbo:
Originally posted by Lrdwhyt:



While it is easy in some ways, they risk their life every day. Every single kidnap attempt could end up with their entire ship sunk. And note that not everyone is about to pay you to spare one measly live.

Seriously, though… cargo ships are 99% of the time unarmed. we are talking about tankers here with NO GUNS, and at MOST an ILLEGAL pistol on board.

you call THAT risking their lives?

you are aware 3 somali pirates died

3 navy snipers… on a destroyer I think it was… they were on a different ship

Originally posted by Conco:

Look, Americans so not dump their nuclear waste in Somalia. that’s other countries.

Second, Americans do not fish in Somalia. Other countries do.

Thirdly, our obsession with guns has scared every country out there from attacking us on our home soil in frontal attacks. not to mention there is virtually no piracy in American waters. :D

so no sources on the cargo?

Ok, you don’t fish, but you destroyed their government and fund warlords in the country, further destabilising it.

When I say us, I mean the western first world really.

Just because America doesn’t fish in their waters doesn’t mean that taking military action is the right choice.

Yes go america, funding the military hideous amounts while you’re in a financial meltdown, hellz yeah!

The world is in finacial meltdown.

also, look it up genious. it is on the first page of any seach you make relating to modern pirates.

also, americans fight when american ships are attacked. why don’t the greeks with the greek navy do the same? How’s this?! the UN can have the combined forces of everyone do that! yeah!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Somalia

Originally posted by Lrdwhyt:

While it is easy in some ways, they risk their life every day. Every single kidnap attempt could end up with their entire ship sunk. And note that not everyone is about to pay you to spare one measly live.

Seriously, though… cargo ships are 99% of the time unarmed. we are talking about tankers here with NO GUNS, and at MOST an ILLEGAL pistol on board.

you call THAT risking their lives?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Somalia

Originally posted by Lrdwhyt:

Thirdly, our obsession with guns has scared every country out there from attacking us on our home soil in frontal attacks. not to mention there is virtually no piracy in American waters. :D

Or, maybe no one was able to invade America given their allotted resources…

For example, if China wanted to invade the USA, they would have to ship their troops and materials across the Pacific Ocean, and if using a large force, leave part of the country undefended.

Yes,and if the United States wanted to Invade china, that problem would not be a problem.

The united States can fight anywhere on the planet without leaving the home-front undefended or weakened significantly.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Somalia

And finally, you are all ignorant of this following fact:

They are not savages.

This is typical Western thinking. “Everyone is a savage except us! we made the world as it is!!! Blargh!!!”

By western, meaning the United States AND Europe as a whole.

Please note that the pirates in Somalia are making a freakishly large ammount of money with little risk to their own lives? they have freakin RPGs and machine guns, and can easily over-power any unarmed cargo ship out there and don’t need to fire a shot.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Somalia

Originally posted by Lrdwhyt:

Teach them that piracy does not pay if you come across a ship of the united states.

You sound like exactly like the stereotype of an ignorant American.

Thing is, pirates are pirates because it is easy. make it difficult, and life will always find a way.

Being a pirate is…easy? You are sadly mistaken…

First off, would you attack an unarmed french ship, or a heavily armed american ship? your choice.

Also, being a pirate IS easy. compared to a lot of other things.

If you had the choice to make 40 million dollars a week by stealing cargo, holding the unarmed crew ransom,and so on. would you take it? It is easy money, that 40 million dollars… that is… compared to making that 40 million legitimately

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Somalia

Originally posted by Conco:
Originally posted by Stalbo:

Yeah yeah… why don’t we show them it is easier to farm for a living then steal.

And the statistics are debatable. billions lost in cargo alone. If I was wrong about ransoms, switch the word ransom with cargo, and you got an economic crisis on your hands. :D

well maybe, if the amount of cargo totals up to billions the i’d agree, any sources on this though?

Thing is, pirates are pirates because it is easy. make it difficult, and life will always find a way.

Teach them that piracy does not pay if you come across a ship of the united states. Arm the ships! give every man a shotgun and you will have a very quick drop in hijacked American ships. Second amendment, baby! Learn to love it!

But they are only turning to piracy BECAUSE of us, stopping them fishing, dumping nuclear waste etc. As I said watch the video I posted.

Thankfully I’m not american and don’t live in a nation that has a childlike obsession for guns.

Look, Americans so not dump their nuclear waste in Somalia. that’s other countries.

Second, Americans do not fish in Somalia. Other countries do.

Thirdly, our obsession with guns has scared every country out there from attacking us on our home soil in frontal attacks. not to mention there is virtually no piracy in American waters. :D

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Can christians or its variations believe in evoloution?

Aerow:“Well, God is light, he doesn’t need a sun. I think since man could not live inside the pure light of God he concealed his light into the sun giving the Earth a bearable light.”

I screwed up the quote sorry

Where the heck does it say that in the bible… it’s one thing to be mystic, it’s another to be mystic and give religion a bad name for being too mystic and pointless…

god is associated with light. to stand in god’s light is to have no secrets, no deep-dark secrets/desires that one would want to keep hidden. to keep something hidden is to keep it in the dark.

a real simple concept, really. no mystic mumbo-jumbo there.

God is associated with light for that reason, as in light you see all, and if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear. :3

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Can christians or its variations believe in evoloution?

Alright, I believe in God, and I can comfortably believe in evolution. why?

God created life as we know it how? why, by starting small and working his way up!

Also, didn’t the genome project uncover the interesting fact that we all came from one specific woman? correct me if I am wrong…

Now, the Theory of evolution is just a theory, and it cannot be considered fact just yet.

You cannot disprove the validity of the bible, as you cannot disprove the validity of evolution. If god does not exist, it would not matter. The Bible has a lot of stuff called: Moral/ethical codes such as “DO NOT KILL, DO NOT STEAL, ETC.” these things are valuable and agreed upon by every major culture out there. universal things.

Also, the Bible is a very useful historical record. Anyone who knows history (truly in-depth) understands the value of the bible as a record of “who was where and when they got there.” every battle played out in the bible has tactics that can easily be applied in modern combat, and shows the kind of mind-set that those people had back when it was written.

It’s an amazing thing, the Bible. Christians all over have one of the most valuable historical texts in their possessions.

And Even if the story of Adam and Eve is not true, that doesn’t change the fact that it teaches a few very clear morals. “Do not give into temptation, becasue sometimes things are not as good as they at first appear to be” “Be honest” “take responsibility for your own actions and not try to push the blame on someone else”

Those stories are quite universal, as just about every culture has at least one of each.

So… after this rant, I can conclude that religion, science, whathaveyou has no real conflict, because even when one is disproved to a point, they are no less valuable.

Scientific theories are disproved every day, but that only makes science better with time. :D

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Somalia

Yeah yeah… why don’t we show them it is easier to farm for a living then steal.

And the statistics are debatable. billions lost in cargo alone. If I was wrong about ransoms, switch the word ransom with cargo, and you got an economic crisis on your hands. :D

Thing is, pirates are pirates because it is easy. make it difficult, and life will always find a way.

Teach them that piracy does not pay if you come across a ship of the united states. Arm the ships! give every man a shotgun and you will have a very quick drop in hijacked American ships. Second amendment, baby! Learn to love it!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Space

I believe in God, and I believe that there is life out there. Maybe not intelligent, but a dog is intelligent, so… whatever floats your boat, then…

the universe was made by God for man to explore. it is statistically impossible not to come across another planet that supports life, and why would my caring/loving god make a universe of nothing but wasteland planets? Why not toss in a 5 star resort in along with the unforgiving cold?

Personally, I find that science is a very good way of understanding what God created for all of us. Where we can go, where we should not go, everything has a function. We have fun playing in this massive infinite sandbox that is the universe, and when we die, we look back and say: “That was fun! It kinda hurt when I burnt to death in that star, but it was worth it!”

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Somalia

You know, piracy is not a new problem, and Somalia is not a new problem.

The United States has been paying ransoms for well over 100 years. With the exception of Teddy, and some other presidents, and a few select incidents…

thing is, dozens of ships are hijacked off the coast of Somalia every month. just about every single one of them are unarmed. the ones that are armed are usually armed with things such as handgun (note the lack of the plural s) catch my drift?

unarmed merchant vessels + pirates = easy picking for pirates and billions of dollars down the toilet every year.

The only way pirates can be dealt with, is through military force/action. the only other way is to pay them tribute every year, and hope they stay honest with you and not attack your ships… which means that your ships will be attacked anyways and the money you gave them is now not yours.

Pirates do what they do because it is EASY.

Even savages do not attack ships with boom sticks of such large size and power that they not dare approach it. remember that American cruiser attacked by pirates a while ago? The United States held back and tried their best NOT to sink the ship… becasue slaughter is bad publicity.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / So I just beat thing-thing 4...

I don’t find running out of ammo to be a problem, personally… I usually stock up on as much ammo as I can before heading into any new room.

Also, as an all-game rule, if there is a time limit, I tend to wait and use as little ammo as I can so when the door opens, I can escape…

Just a suggestion.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Cleaning/Organizing the Art Forum

And as a final note

Make it very very very clear in your first post who you are, what you can/cannot do, and what you want all in a single post.

That way, when you talk about improving the look of the website, you don’t sound like a person who actually has power beyond that of suggestion?