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/dev/random / Re: the life ruining effects of mental illness
« on: January 21, 2008, 06:17:57 AM »
Quote from: X'tyfe on January 21, 2008, 04:16:56 AM
Quote from: X'tyfe on January 21, 2008, 04:16:56 AM
Focalor, i totally agree
i was also labeled as someone with ADD when i was a kid
and they put me on drugs, i didnt know what the heck it was about until i got junior high
where they put me into the "special" class, at which point i damn near started a riot :D

I assume by "special" class you're referring to what they call "self-contained" or maybe special education. Some people like to flip the kids in that class a bunch of shit thinking that ALL special education is for retarded kids. No, it's not. What they seem to do is keep all the kids with behavior problems in that one class to isolate them and prevent the rest of normal classes from being disrupted. Often times these kids are extremely smart, they just don't have the personal motivation to do the class assignments. I personally feel that isolating and segregating these kids into one class like that is despicable. Like I said, children are easily conditioned. When you stick all the disruptive trouble makers into one class, they tend to encourage one anothers misbehavior even further, which is completely counter-productive. But hey, at least they aren't infecting the rest of the herd with their notions of individuality.

Quote from: X'tyfe on January 21, 2008, 04:16:56 AM
Quote from: X'tyfe on January 21, 2008, 04:16:56 AM
but, you cant convince me saying that most mental illness is like that. not when i feel this way
dont criticize how i feel until you experience it for yourself

I wasn't attempting to criticize you. Just offering a different perspective. I have no problem with criticizing the psych profession in general though. They seem to prey upon the weak-minded and weak-willed, creating broad generalizations of symptoms that define a "disease" so that they can sell you a cure.

For example, here's MY commercial for MY drug I could sell and get rich.

"Are you a male? Do you have a penis? Are you sometimes burdened with feelings of horniness? Do you have a hightened urge for sexual activity? Ask you doctor about Masterbatol. Masterbatol: because you have other things to think about besides fucking all the time."

What I've done is made something completely normal out to be a "disease". From what I can tell, these drug companies push the science of psychology to do the same for profit.

The only advice I could lend on battling depression without drugs would be to do some introspection and honest self examination. The rose colored glasses of self deceit must be removed so that a person can clearly view themselves. Once you figure out why you are miserable within yourself, you can either remove the things self inflicted which cause the depression, or formulate ways to counteract external things from influencing you to feel the depression. As part of my own personal philosophies about things, the ego and the will have MUCH to do with it. When a person can build those things up constructively, I think they will get much more enjoyment out of life.   :badgrin:

Take responsibility for your life, and the things that you do and how you act, and maybe you won't be so apathetic and prone to fits of depression.

I agree, Dervish. Your philosophy on it seems quite similar to mine.  :thumbsup:

/dev/random / Re: the life ruining effects of mental illness
« on: January 21, 2008, 04:06:02 AM »
So far, looks like everyone has tossed in their two cents on this subject in support of psychiatric medicine, etc. Well, my own opinion falls on the OTHER side of that fence. Perhaps you can find some redeeming value in the perspective I have to offer.

I personally feel that many of the doctors in this field are not unlike religious figures in that they require everyone to consider themselves lacking in some way in order to sustain their position. In other words, if you don't think of yourself as a guilty vile sinner in need of divine intervention and salvation, then they can have no power over you and your money which keeps them in business. Similarly, I believe the psych profession is largely populated by those by willing to label the vast majority of people as "sick" in order to have more business. The pharmeceutical business is abso-fucking-lutely HUGE today. Look at how many prescription drug ads are on TV and in magazines. I'm not saying that ALL people on these psych-meds do not need them, but I think a large number do not require them. What they require is a little bit of will power coupled with rational self-interest.

Seems like a large number of kids are labelled as "ADHD". Personally, I feel that this condition is largely a hoax. Human beings, especially children, are easily conditioned to their environment. Check out any TV program these days. Images are seldom kept on the screen for longer than 2 seconds. All these commercials have fast flashy images with boisterous attitudes in order to attract your full attention. Seems to me that they describe ADHD the same way, "it's like have having a thousand TVs on in your head and trying to pay attention to only one." Seems to me like society and culture has in-effect created this mental malfunction through it's broadcasted regiment of conditioning. (I view this as something PLANNED in order to increase consumerism, but that's another rant for another time...) I was labelled ADHD as a kid. I long ago gave up the meds for it. I function just fine today. I piss upon the idea that there's ANYTHING wrong with me. If there's something wrong with me, I am the most capable person to deal with my problems. I have to live with ME, therefore I obviously CARE more than anyone else about my problems. Personally I think some of the people who view themselves as mentally deficient simply need a new perspective. Some self-empowerment and self discipline would do far more than any little pill with unpredictable long term side effects.

Reminds me of that DVD "The Secret"

Apparently if you wish hard enough and long enough, you can alter the universe to suit yourself.

Something tells me Tom's stardom will end in a fashion similar to Brittany Spears'

I believe it's already there for the most part. Next time you're standing in line to checkout at the grocery store, take a glance over at the tabloids. Chances are... at least one of them is going to have something to say about Tom Cruise and/or Katie Holmes. Maybe if Chris Crocker made another boo-hoo video telling people to "LEAVE TOM ALONE!", hmmmmmmm............ :headscratch:

/dev/random / Re: Funny Vids
« on: January 19, 2008, 04:38:56 PM »
...and speaking of the song "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"....

Are You Lonesome Tonight (the Rogaine version):

There's nothing wrong with the King that a good urinalysis couldn't pinpoint:

/dev/random / Re: Funny Vids
« on: January 19, 2008, 01:17:28 PM »
Speaking of screaming madmen...

One of my favorite comedians has always been Sam Kinison. Here's a few clips from youtube...

Sam on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson:
(...and I dedicate this song to my special special ex,... hope ya die, honey!  ;) )

Sam on marriage:


Quake / Re: Mute reverse possible?
« on: January 18, 2008, 03:07:30 PM »
My little experience with KEA folks was quite pleasant....just for the record.  I could never understand spammers. Do you just crave attention that badly? Play the game and have fun WITH others.       :peace::ok:

I agree. [EoM] has had a few scrimms with a few of them recently. I have no complaints for them. A good bunch of well-mannered guys that are always fun to play with. No trash talking or bad attitudes or anything like that, good sports all around. I'd rather play a clan like {KEA} and lose, than to play a clan who's members are shit-disturbing trash talking assholes and win. It's a game, and games are supposed to be fun and entertaining. I get no enjoyment or entertainment from that kind of behavior. If they say they believe he's changed his ways and that they'll keep a muzzle on him, I'd cast a vote to unmute the guy until he proved that he hadn't changed his ways.

/dev/random / Re: Funny Vids
« on: January 17, 2008, 05:45:48 PM »
 :evilgrin: Can I get a HAAAAAAAAIL SATAN!

"Swear to God" with Reverend Winton Dupree

Jesus Christ on a stick! KOO-KOO! KOO-KOO!

I actually like a few of Tom Cruises movies, even though I think he's quite a mediocre actor. If he's aiming to improve the overall public view on scientology, he's more or less sticking the gun barrel in his fucking mouth. I had NO idea WHAT THE HELL he was talking about during most of that. I'm not keen on collective identity religions which champion altruism, but at least THEY all come right out and SAY what they have to say. If he's employing that vagueness for the purpose of sparking curiosity and intrigue, someone else in that church needs to sit him down and say, "Look dude. You're making us look bad. We're gonna have to ask you in the nicest way we know how to pleeeeease shut the fuck up."

/dev/random / Re: The Wars Of Our World.
« on: January 16, 2008, 01:42:40 PM »

Do you mean to say clarify?



You're just as lost as the rest of us. Afghanistan was supposedly where a number of Al-Qaeda terrorist operatives such as Osama Bin Laden were reportedly hiding. Apparently it was found that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had been supporting Al-Qaeda's terrorist efforts in addition to producing nuclear weapons, aka weapons of mass destruction. Hussein repeatedly dodged the UN's efforts to inspect facilities believed to contain their WMD production. And so after a while, we invaded. Never found any WMD's, of course. And now they have been bestowed with the blessing of a democratic government, one that will undoubtedly be pro-US. The given reasons for invading were nothing more than smoke and mirrors employed by the US government as far as I'm concerned. I don't neccessarily agree with the fact that we barged in and took over, but given the alternative of having to deal with a more deadly and dangerous Iraq at a later date, I believe it was the lesser of two evils. Controlling oil? Not completely. It's not like the US owns the oil now. But when the Iraqi government doesn't hate the western society, we will be more likely to be able to purchase it at a more reasonable cost. If the west ran out of oil, would Saddam sell us any? Maybe... at a very high price... or maybe not at all.

BTW regarding ww1 and ww2 my dad tells me that america stayed out of the world wars for a LONG time refusing to choose sides. he said that america waited until there was one side winning until they decided to join in. like america wanted to only join in once it was clear they were joining the winning side  :sorry:  :lolsign:  i have no idea how credible this is that he claims, or if its just the crazy ramblings of an old man who dislikes americans lol!!  but i do plan on doing research on dates and such of both wars and having this debate with him.  ( i love to prove the old man wrong ;) )

Your father is very wrong. True, the US did stay out of WW2 for a while. The US stood by watching as Hitler's war machine rolled through Europe on it's conquest. We were completely unaware at the time of Hitler's "final solution" and his concentration camps. It was completely unknown that these camps even existed until the alliance forces discovered them during their efforts to force the Nazi army back into Berlin. The unprovoked attack on the US naval and air base at Pearl Harbor by axis forces from Japan was the straw that broke the camels back, so to speak, and propelled the US into the war along side Britain and Russia.

/dev/random / Re: The Wars Of Our World.
« on: January 15, 2008, 09:12:22 PM »
The idea of the States being nuked is frightning. I don't want to have to deal with the fallot of something like that.

Not to mention an army of nuclear mutant zombies swarming across your border and mistaking your poutine for fresh brains!


What the hell!?! Is that food!?! Looks like homemade shit-on sin!  :21210-7:

/dev/random / Re: Funny Vids
« on: January 15, 2008, 04:48:59 PM »
Possibly one of the greatest songs ever written...


/dev/random / Re: don't get it
« on: January 15, 2008, 03:40:22 PM »
Slight of hand. Quite easy. As he moves the cards from the deck hand to the dealing hand, he conceals them in the palm of his dealing hand, and then drops them off the edge of the table in a quick movement. If you notice his dealing hand, the pinky and ring finger remain curled under as he shifts the cards from one hand to the other, this is to hold the cards in place.

art, music, etc. / Re: LIST YOUR TOP 10 METAL BANDS
« on: January 14, 2008, 01:00:04 PM »
There's so many, it's hard to pick only 10. Here's what comes to mind as of right now...

1. Slayer
2. Death
3. Morbid Angel (w/ David Vincent on vocals)
4. Cannibal Corpse
5. Carcass
6. Hate Eternal
7. Obituary
8. Down
9. Genitorturers
10. King Diamond/Mercyful Fate

Jokes / Re: JOKES
« on: January 11, 2008, 05:13:58 PM »
Rodney Dangerfield one-liners and quips:

My favorite Dangerfield one-liner has always been:

"I'm so ugly... I went to the proctologist... he stuck his finger in my MOUTH!"

I've always liked this one too, but I'm pretty sure it's not a Dangerfield quote:

"I masturbate so often that when I actually DO have sex with a woman, I feel like I'm cheating on MYSELF!"

.... and one more....

"I used to be sexist... but bitches hate that shit."

art, music, etc. / Re: Guitarist WANTED
« on: January 11, 2008, 06:17:47 AM »
awesome list of bands :>

in flames and children of bodom are probably the 2 best melodic death metal bands out there  :thumbsup:

I thought Children of Bodom was considered "black metal"??? :headscratch:

Hard as hell to keep up with what these different metal genres consist of. Used to be that if your vocalist sounded similar to cookie monster, you were death metal. Now there's a plethora of sub-genres to categorize. Rap-core black death grindcore, hardcore alterna-thrash death ska,... I don't know if these genres even exist, but it wouldn't surprise me if someone told me they did.

Not sure if you've ever heard of this band, but it's the band that basically gave the death metal genre it's name.
Death. Lead guitarist and vocalist Chuck Schuldiner, who is now deceased, basically WAS the band for it's entire history. The lineup changed almost every album, and he always chose some of the most skilled musicians to back him up. The early stuff was pretty simple and straightforward, but the stuff from the Human album on was a lot more complex, melodic, and interesting. Not your average death metal lyrical content either. I highly recommend Death.

Here's one song I found on youtube. The title track to the album Symbolic.

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