Recent posts by Leftyman23 on Kongregate

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Are Rights Given or a Privilege?

Originally posted by Darkruler2005:

Our rights are always ours, but we give the government our rights and therefore attain our human rights when we leave the state of nature.

I merely disagree with the concept of “rights” in your statement there. We always have the ability to do anything in our power. If there was no government, that full ability is unrestricted except by other individuals. Rights are merely privileges given by the government. It holds no real meaning except the government telling us the things we’re allowed to do in their society. In other words, the things we can do without them infringing upon it, and imprisoning those who infringe upon them. This may be correlated to our abilities, but they are not the same thing. We have no rights by default.

Hm, I understand my post was slightly confusing. I will try to reword it. It would be helpful if you could look up locke too.
Basically, without a government, everyone exists in the state of nature. In this state of nature everyone has the right to protect and preserve their own property – people do this as they see fit. In a government, people give up this individual right of theirs to the government and they trust that the government will preserve their property. Since a person would not outright hurt themselves or their property in the state of nature, it is not one of their given rights. therefore, it is not a right that they can give to the government. (This is where it gets confusing). Since they never had that right and they give their rights to the government, the government doesn’t have the right to hurt ourselves or our property. Since the government can not do this, this is where the human rights come into play, what the government can not do against its citizens.

This is of course assuming that the government is a democracy with is the premise for the majority of Locke’s paper on why there should be a democracy and not a monarchy.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Are Rights Given or a Privilege?

To best answer this question, you must look to Locke. Our rights are always ours, but we give the government our rights and therefore attain our human rights when we leave the state of nature.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Martinez vs. Christian Legal Society

Hey all, I’m doing a research paper on the supreme court case listed above. I found it fascinating so I thought I would share it with you. look it up on npr to get the jist of it and post your opinions.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / President Obama

Originally posted by scoopolard:
Originally posted by karmakoolkid:

Most anyone can “cherry-pick” just about any kind of statistics that will “prove” their point….regardless of how truly ACCURATELY it applies.

Let’s look at some of the “transfer-of-national-wealth” that resulted from BUSH’s war.
THAT ought to be rather INTERESTING….eh?

Sure, unemployment is gonna rise..w/ all the accompanying issues (food stamps, etc.) that goes along w/ it…..just as “good graph numbers” went away w/ American jobs going overseas,,,,,all because Republican BIG-BUSINESS mindedness feels THAT is what is good for America: Put the American worker out of a job so big-business can make a tiny bigger profit that looks really good ON PAPER. At least until some of those nasty “graphs” start showing just what is the REAL COST of such Corp.-thinking.

You see, there’s a reason why I didn’t show ALL of my pictures…it’s because I knew I would have to use them to respond to things like that:

The war? Cry me a river.
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/2EdJk.jpg[/IMG]
Now, don’t fret. That’s just a PREDICTION. It’s totally avoidable…if the Democrats would learn that spending your way out of debt is not possible. I just showed that to prove that the war really didn’t do very much to our economy.

Are you sure Americans aren’t just, oh, I don’t know, losing the will to work? It couldn’t possibly be all the handouts and free shit Obama’s been handing out recently, right?



Or maybe Obama is helping those that can’t help themselves. Drop the smugness.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Which do you prefer Low or High interest rates?

Originally posted by Darkruler2005:

Personally, I naturally wish for high interest rates. I do not have any loans and as such the only interest I see is that which is added to my bank account. However, you seem to be asking more of an economical question. Isn’t that a better question in your economics class?

I guess that is generally where I come from as well. My parents raised me on the foundation to pay off loans as soon as possible and to avoid taking them out, so I see no problem with high interest rates to punish those people that don’t think ahead.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / President Obama

Originally posted by Twilight_Ninja:
Originally posted by jhco50:

Well, when it is obviously an activist leftist magazine….

Again, since when do you care about sources?

This statement you put, earlier in the thread, obviously came from a fringe right site:

Originally posted by jhco50:

Ahhhhh, it’s coming back to haunt him again.

http://www.thenationalpatriot.com/?p=4138
….

So what’s your point here?

This exactly. Kinda ot, but I am tired of people saying Obama isn’t American.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Which do you prefer Low or High interest rates?

I’m all for more involved government, so I see no problem with higher interest rates.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / British Stereotypes.

I don’t really see how this is Sd….

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Hello brits, maybe you can help me out

So I am slightly confused about the current situation of the parliament in the U.K.
I know the liberal and conservative parties are working together in a coalition over the labor party, but not much more. could someone that knows about this elaborate for me?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / firearms owners

Originally posted by anelaid:
Originally posted by Cammy_G:

Guns are illegal where I live, and the rate of violent crimes is lower.

Coincidence?

I’ve heard the opposite.

In Belgium, with total gun control and where I live, there is a lot of violent crime. The reason being that since a citizen cannot own a weapon to protect themselves and that the criminals still have access to weapons, means that its pretty easy for them to pick targets.

In the US, where any homeowner may have a gun, the crime rate is lower because a criminal has to contend with the possibility of lethal force. For the sake of protection, you can only fire when you feel your life is in danger and you can articulate why you felt lethal force was needed.

The LA riots in the 90s, the shopowners, mainly Koreans, who defended their shops using shotguns and rifles did not get looted while those shopowners who relied on the police, who ultimately were overwhelmed, were looted.

So ignoring the obvious smugness behind your tone, there isn’t any evidence that violent crime is lowered by not allowing citizens, with no criminal past, access to firearms.

I own a gun for protection, not for any macho reason, since I want to be able to defend myself and my family just in case.

typical republican response.jpg

 
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Topic: Off-topic / So, I finally convinced my parents that since I'm my own person I can buy myself my own goddamn phone...

Originally posted by Gentlemanly:

What is an “android”?

an·droid   [an-droid] noun
an automaton in the form of a human being.

 
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Topic: Realm of the Mad God / Can't connect in university

Originally posted by ParanoiaComplex:

Apparently my university is blocking the connection all together. I tried connecting on three different computers in three different dorms and they all fail. Is there anything that can be done about this server-side? As in a change of connect protocol?

Your university might have the website on its blocked list.

 

Topic: Transformice / game won't load

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Topic: Transformice / Hackers.

Originally posted by Manuals:

hackers aren’t funny. In survivor they use cannonball cheats, unlimited jumping and they waste time by making “spirit words”. In normal rooms, they get the cheese instantly and teleport.

1. I feel like numbering a lot
2. Change survivor rooms
3. Stats don’t matter

 
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Topic: Transformice / 0mg

Originally posted by Betelgueze:
Originally posted by Leftyman23:
Originally posted by Betelgueze:

Yes, rate 1/5 and get out now.

Can’t tell if I should respect or not.

Your respect is unneeded. If you have any, that is.

k respect -10

 
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Topic: Transformice / Hackers.

Originally posted by TransformiceMod:

1. Mods don’t have parties when they are busy. Keep an eye out when there are updates that are not explained. They are often security updates, and when they work well, mods throw lots of parties. Also we cheer to each other about being able to do so. We like the throwing parties part of our jobs much more than the chasing cheaters part.

2. Most players do not agree.

3. Tigrounette is the only programmer for the game, therefore he has to program every piece of security against cheaters. So, when people are cheating they are taking time away from his work on other aspects of the game.

4. Baffler, Holypoop, and Holzmost likely get just as many reports as every other mod. Most reports are from people looking at a list of mods. Many times they will send the same message to every mod on the list until they get a solution. On top of all of the extra chat they get for running game rooms.

5. There are currently 125 bots running in the game, only 13.6% of them are from non-mod players. A large reason for this is because most minigame bots need many iterations while bots for things like monitoring a tribe do not, and most minigames are created and run by mods. Even so, there are more types of bots created by mods as well. So, time spent dealing with cheaters interferes with their work on updating minigames and creating new one.

1. I guess we have different definitions of parties. I consider music in a room of 15 mice not a pary.

2. Many of the older and more experienced players that don’t care about stats do agree.

3. Tig should stop trying to patch hacks, people will keep getting through his patches.

4. Not like that can’t sya I’m busy like many other mods do.

5. Allow Maqqara and Moepl to have as many bots as they want and make less restrictions for allowing other people to design minigame bots.

 
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Topic: Transformice / Hackers.

Originally posted by TransformiceMod:

Every time you see a cheater, just think of all of time they take away from updates and bug fixes as well as how they prevent parties and new minigames.

1st – Mods don’t have parties on whim much anymore
2nd – Hackers are a party themselves
3rd – Tig develops updates and if tig individually deals with hackers then there is a problem
4th – How many hacker reports do you think Baffler and Holypoop get
5th – Baffler and Holypoop aren’t the only bot makers, some of them are non-mods

 
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Topic: Transformice / 0mg

Originally posted by Betelgueze:

Yes, rate 1/5 and get out now.

Can’t tell if I should respect or not.

 

Topic: Transformice / Kongformice

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Topic: Transformice / Transformice will rule the world

Originally posted by denamo:
Originally posted by TransformiceMod:

Canadian players can already play on the EN and FR communities. Communities are sorted by language, not location. The exception to this is the Brazilian server which has been admitted to be considered a mistake in nomenclature. It should have been PO, the Portuguese community.

Forgot how to lock threads?!

omg i so proud

 
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Topic: Transformice / Kongformice

Originally posted by Manuals:

Bit confused here, but I think what you are trying to say is that there is no use playing on Kongregate since it has no fullscreen. but TransformiceMod is right. You get to chat with Kongregate players and look at comments and forums. Just like I am doing now. : )

Except majority of the intelligent kong community doesn’t play anymore on the site so chat is usually spammed.

Also, you can access forums without the game.

 
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Topic: Transformice / Hackers.

Originally posted by Tha_N00bz:

They’re actually funny. Imagine if a hacker came into a room, griefed everybody, then went out, leaving a trail of chaos in it’s wake. Everyone’s angry now, except you and they totally rage the shit out of the room

qft
I love it when hackers dance and kiss with me.

 
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Topic: Transformice / [Check First Post] Share Your Maps!

Nobody actually looks at this so why do you post here bogus? You should make a thread for all your maps on the official forums.

 
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Topic: Transformice / 1 question

Originally posted by TransformiceMod:

I don’t look at or care about stats. I look for honest, helpful, and mature 18+ people to hire.

Can we change those adj. so I can be a mod?

 
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Topic: Transformice / Totaly awesome

Originally posted by abcnbc:

LOL wat a slacker

Don’t try to fit in, you stand out.