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Is it my imagination or has this guy troll suddenly become more active? He must be some crazy ass conservative pretending to be a "typical liberal".
I just came in here to comment on said personage. It is usually a dead giveaway when they use the name of a notable politician as their handle. He's been propping up straw men politicals like that for quite awhile now.
I've never seen this fucker post anything that made any sense. It's strange because the former President was acclaimed for his extraordinary intellect and depth of knowledge, whereas this sounds more like a driveling troll. I hate to be negative here, but I'm beginning to suspect that this may not really be Barack Obama.
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Old 07-04-2017, 03:52 AM
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How about this individual? I don't see any silver lining in his pretense.
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How about this individual? I don't see any silver lining in his pretense.
I don't think he's a troll - he's just a bit dumb and highly resistant to any information that contradicts his current worldview. Naturally, he's a Trump fan.
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I'm not surprised he's gone, but I am going to miss dude r.

I mean, where are we going to get thread titles like "Cats: do you keep drinking your drink if your power did his tail into the cup?"
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I'm not surprised he's gone, but I am going to miss dude r.

I mean, where are we going to get thread titles like "Cats: do you keep drinking your drink if your power did his tail into the cup?"
I guess we'll get it again for a while when he comes back again.

"I want to build a house out of bread only waterproof not like real bread and not thin slices like bread but more like cuboid chunks made of some durable material that is still bread, but also nothing like bread. Do they make houses like this? If not why not?

If there was a house made out of bread, would it be any good? Please don't tell me it wouldn't work, because I think it would, but if it would work, how would it work?

Also, would such a house run on batteries, be impervious to attack by an M1 Abrams and simultaneously small and light enough to be portable, and also weigh more than 100 tons and be fixed in place?

Also, what sorts of things can you recommend that are not houses, or made of bread?"
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:39 AM
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How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF, his apology, and walking back his trolling habit.
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"First of all, I would like to apologize to the members of the reddit community for getting this site and this sub embroiled in a controversy that should never have happened," he wrote. "I would also like to apologize for the posts made that were racist, bigoted, and anti-semitic. I am in no way this kind of person, I love and accept people of all walks of life and have done so for my entire life. I am not the person that the media portrays me to be in real life, I was trolling and posting things to get a reaction from the subs on reddit and never meant any of the hateful things I said in those posts. I would never support any kind of violence or actions against others simply for what they believe in, their religion, or the lifestyle they choose to have. Nor would I carry out any violence against anyone based upon that or support anyone who did."
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:29 PM
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OMG, I just learned that people are materialistic!
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:50 PM
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How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF, his apology, and walking back his trolling habit.http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/04/politi...eet/index.html
Bullshit apology by someone trying to save his own ass. Apparently he's a 40 year old vet with a wife and kids in Kentucky and his life would be ruined if everyone found out what a disgusting racist asshat he is.
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:45 PM
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Has Morgenstern always been a jerk and I hadn't noticed or has he turned up the trollish assholery recently? He took some drive-by shots at Broomstick in Ambivalid's Pit thread, and now he's being hostile and almost threatening to sunnydaze.
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He's always been an asshole about legal stuff, but seems to post in streaks with large gaps in between. At least as far as my recollection of seeing him around.

This is a self-correcting problem. He'll get a warning at some point.
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bobo gogo. Registered in 2009, didn't post until 2015, average 0.02 posts per day.
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bobo gogo. Registered in 2009, didn't post until 2015, average 0.02 posts per day.
Judging by the way he went, most likely a sleeper sock, outed when he posted in that Pit thread.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:11 PM
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Judging by the way he went, most likely a sleeper sock, outed when he posted in that Pit thread.
Sleeper socks are like the Sith - there are always two. So now the game is to find who else was banned.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:35 PM
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Or they could be like Rama, in which case there must be 3.

And while we're at it, can we insta-ban anyone who starts a GD thread with "According to my Facebook feed..."

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Sleeper socks are like the Sith - there are always two. So now the game is to find who else was banned.
Really?
I imagine bobo gogo was obvious (even to me) but, is there suddenly a bloom of outed socks after something like that? I may have to bump the "elephant in the room" thread if we drop below 4000.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:40 PM
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Or they could be like Rama, in which case there must be 3.

And while we're at it, can we insta-ban anyone who starts a GD thread with "According to my Facebook feed..."
Yes. I vote yes. I'd sock up and vote many times, but that would backfire.

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Old 07-06-2017, 05:55 PM
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Really?
I imagine bobo gogo was obvious (even to me) but, is there suddenly a bloom of outed socks after something like that? I may have to bump the "elephant in the room" thread if we drop below 4000.
No, I meant that if bobo was a sock, there are two (or more) accounts for the same person, and the mods will ban all the accounts at once.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:58 PM
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No, I meant that if bobo was a sock, there are two (or more) accounts for the same person, and the mods will ban all the accounts at once.
Gotcha, thanks. Somebody check on Clotha...KIDDING!
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:14 PM
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No, I meant that if bobo was a sock, there are two (or more) accounts for the same person, and the mods will ban all the accounts at once.
I think he was banned because he used the dreaded "t" word.
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I think he was banned because he used the dreaded "t" word.
Most likely. I checked his posting history and he seemed kind of an asshole. He's been modded before. The insult was probably the last straw. Definitely inappropriate, given the subject matter of the thread.

EDIT - I see he's used that particular insult before, too.

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I think he was banned because he used the dreaded "t" word.
Let's say he was banned for multiple reasons.
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Let's say he was banned for multiple reasons.
Arson, murder, and jaywalking?
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Don't eat meat... but will the OP ever come back?
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This is where, on a board with pictures, someone would post the Matrix meme about having the same thread n million times and we are exceedingly good at it.
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:52 AM
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Not quite to the level of trolling, but I found Charlie Tan's post in the "Why do we tan" thread really weird and out of the blue.
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Don't eat meat... but will the OP ever come back?
Yeah, he has.
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It's that time of year. Gotta redo this debate at least once every 12 months.
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I've not interacted with Silver Lining that much, that I recall anyway.

Does anybody have a viewpoint on whether he is a troll, or fairly reasonable to communicate with?

I ask before I waste a lot of timing correcting him on matters relating to AI in another thread.
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I have the impression that Silver Lining is of the brotherhood of the bridge.
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He does seem to have rather strong opinions only loosely connected to facts.
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I've decided to simply invite him to ask me to find him material if he's interested. That way I don't need to use up my time in advance.
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Don't eat meat... but will the OP ever come back?
It's worse than I thought. Now I feel really stupid for engaging with him at all in that thread. Not any more!!
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ISTM that maybe the Dope is trying to DNFT in this thread

If so, I'm impressed.
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ISTM that maybe the Dope is trying to DNFT in this thread

If so, I'm impressed.
The night is young (at least hear on the left coast).

Is it time to start posting our favorite meat recipes in the GD thread?
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I thought that recipes out of the Pit were verboten (thread-shitting).
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Recipes outside the Pit will at least get noted, not for shitting but for implying that somebody is trolling.
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Yeah, I know. I was making a joke since the thread is about justifying the eating of meat. You want a justification? Try this recipe...
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You know what happened the last time somebody tried to justify a controversial opinion with a joke?
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The...uh...holocost?
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ISTM that maybe the Dope is trying to DNFT in this thread

If so, I'm impressed.
At least it's somewhat entertaining, what with the meeting of the minds, spiced photos and y lung women.
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It's worse than I thought. Now I feel really stupid for engaging with him at all in that thread. Not any more!!
Machinaforce logged in under the wrong username?
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A few people apparently trying to emulate the dearly departed Dude in GQ:

Flossing your innards with twine

Is the excrement of any living being eaten by humans anywhere
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A few people apparently trying to emulate the dearly departed Dude in GQ:

Flossing your innards with twine

Is the excrement of any living being eaten by humans anywhere
What, my Eskimo Shit Knife question didn't make the cut?
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Old 07-08-2017, 07:18 AM
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Flossing your innards with twine
Cecil did a column on that in 1980.

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It's worse than I thought. Now I feel really stupid for engaging with him at all in that thread. Not any more!!
In case you didn't recognize the name, you gave him some good advice in his "college is the suckz and the Army is the suckz" thread.
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ISTM that maybe the Dope is trying to DNFT in this thread

If so, I'm impressed.
A very WTF post in that thread.

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When you say that I am purposely being unclear, when I have told you the daughter received no money, you sound more than a little suspicious and paranoid.

Here, to make things simple:

Did Mary Schoenahl fake her death, or was she murdered? Did her boyfriend, William (or Bill, or Moose) Phillips help in either fakery or death? Who knows. The grandma Shirley Hardey did help, as she was the source of knowledge that the death that was not death, and the fraud that was unknown (zen rocks!) but was she threatened and bullied by the criminal experienced in elder extortion, Phillips, or was she a crafty co-schemer? And why is Mary Schoenahl's facebook overactive now, if she is dead and if, as Shirley Hardy claims, insurance fraud is involved? If she is not afraid of being caught for fraud, then why would potential criminals such as Bill Phillips (a 7' tall giant) work the Facebook account of the woman he murdered, as if he will not get caught? What if there was no murder, only wakeboarding on a wave crest of light being pulled by the expansion of the universe at almost 300,000,000 meters/second (which is why the universe is longer than light extends, and has part of itself in darkness).

I, Christopher Stormy Winter, wonder these things. This is my real name, which is not my name, but it is real, and a name that is. I like zen. I can't stand Matushaka Suzan or Bishop George of Australia, as they are my personal life bullies. I can make a good frittata. I fart. A lot. I currently have dick-do disease, but my wife has not left me (poor thing). I am a registered monarchist.

If you need more detail, let me know.
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I had a zen rock when I was a kid.
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up_the_junction is currently working on a mod-assisted suicide in this thread.
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Yup, that's pretty much a BAN ME post. Bon Voyage, trollio!
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