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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 11:32 pm 
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Bah, most racists are on the left nowadays, and it wasn't GW bangin interns..


Tell me, is "Guest" synonymous with "Troll".

The challenge of absurd statements like the above is trying to come up with examples. Let's see... there was a left wing of the Nazi Party, led by Ernst Roehm that wanted to turn the Nazi take over of Germany into a sort of Racist Socialism. But they all died in the "night of the long knives". That's the only example I can think of. I wouldn't really call Roehm, the head of the Brown Shirts a "leftist" either.

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you despicable nerk.


What is a nerk?

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pistonbrew wrote:
you despicable nerk.


What is a nerk?


hmm, not sure - ronnie barker used to call the prison warden a despicable nerk (nurk?) in 'porridge'...


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pistonbrew wrote:
nofoto wrote:
pistonbrew wrote:
you despicable nerk.


What is a nerk?


hmm, not sure - ronnie barker used to call the prison warden a despicable nerk (nurk?) in 'porridge'...


Well, the "n" is just below and a bit to the left of the "j."

So might a nerk be beneath and to the left of a jerk? :O)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:01 am 
I, for one believe that this argument has gone on long enough. BLAG is a great GNU/Linux distro, and everybody on the Internet deserves first amendment rights, with or without Net Neutrality pushing either direction (even though I want Net Neutrality and it saddens me that it was definitively rejected.)

If you don't like the activism links, click Manage Bookmarks and delete them, and replace them with your own right-wing convervative links, like this one:

"No Tree Left Standing Act of 2006"

Guest, Dubya would be proud. If you are too incompetent to learn to delete some bookmarks, maybe you do not deserve a computer at all.

To the BLAG team: Keep up the great work!!!


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"Keep up the good work" isn't a political statement. You're off topic. :O) LOL .........

I agree, of course.

Too bad about the occasional spammers in here...
meanwhile, liberal minded people, like me, don't like the "activism" stance of blag developers, just as the so-called conservative ones don't, I guess.

It's our right to not like that, and still like the product itself. Nobody needs to be told where to go or to delete links or whatever; it's just an opinion on the silly looking activism mixed in with the open source community called Linux.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:20 am 
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I am uninstalling it simply because I hate worthless snobbish politics nerds.


When I read this I got a mental image of a stuck-up homeless person wearing a pocket protector and a Nixon mask.

They're bookmarks... who cares.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:29 pm 
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I am uninstalling it simply because I hate worthless snobbish politics nerds.


My reaction was: "good riddance to bad rubbish". It might be a bad attitude, but it's mine... ;)

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Hmm.. well, the developers of blag are at least open about their cute little political stance, immature and shameful as that stance is (they'll tire of it and grow up at some point, walking away from what they think is Marxism but is really nothing more than a knee-jerk, frat boy passtime).

I've put some thought into the issue of a Linux distribution polluting the open source philosophy with absurd political notions, so yes, I am deleting blag and continuing with the distros who are spearheaded by those who have graduated from that goofy headspace of quasi-revolutionary posturing.

Meanwhile, have fun, guys, your irrelevance is your protection from the real world.

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farfnarf wrote:
I've put some thought into the issue of a Linux distribution polluting the open source philosophy with absurd political notions, so yes, I am deleting blag and continuing with the distros who are spearheaded by those who have graduated from that goofy headspace of quasi-revolutionary posturing.

Meanwhile, have fun, guys, your irrelevance is your protection from the real world.


You know, I grew up in the sixties. Believe me, you have no idea what "quasi-revolutionary posturing" is. You also apparently have no sense of humor. But of course all this is ad hominem, and really pointless.

The Free Software movement, which is the father (or mother) of the "open source" movement is based on what you would call "absurd political notions". The gpl was inspired by "absurd political notions". The open source movement is just reaping the rewards sown by the political radicals in the free software movement.

"When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him."
--Jonathan Swift[/quote]

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Ahh, Confederacy of Dunces, what a great book. (I realize your reference is not to the book, but to the original quote--check out the book if you're not familar with it...)

I'm quite happy that farfnarf is fucking off. He was always quite annoying and I never knew why he was here to begin with. In some other thread, he offered to leave if any of us took him up on it--I was quite tempted. I find it absolutely bizarre that I get labelled as a Marxist. It seems to me that they can only see the world in "capitalist vs. marxist"--as if those are our only possible worlds...

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jebba wrote:
Ahh, Confederacy of Dunces, what a great book. (I realize your reference is not to the book, but to the original quote--check out the book if you're not familar with it...)


Yeah, you got me... :) My knowledge of the quote was from the intro to the book "Confederacy of Dunces". I just read it a couple of months ago. It is a great book and it's a tragedy what happened to the author, John Kennedy Toole.

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I'm quite happy that farfnarf is fucking off. He was always quite annoying and I never knew why he was here to begin with. In some other thread, he offered to leave if any of us took him up on it--I was quite tempted.


The implication being that if he uninstalled an operating system that he neither paid for nor contributed to in any constructive way, that it would somehow be diminished by his absence.

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I find it absolutely bizarre that I get labelled as a Marxist. It seems to me that they can only see the world in "capitalist vs. marxist"--as if those are our only possible worlds...


There is a libertarian site (not libertarian socialist) which has a graph where they model what I assume they think are all possible political viewpoints. They put liberals on the far left, conservatives on the far right, then they add a second -north south- axis and put libertarians on the far north and "statists" on the far south. I assume they would class marxists among the statists. I don't know where they would put anarchists...

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Ya, i think that "political quiz" is something like "do you think government should or should not $foo". Well, if you don't think there should be a government...i'm not sure that quiz would apply at all.


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jebba wrote:
Ya, i think that "political quiz" is something like "do you think government should or should not $foo". Well, if you don't think there should be a government...i'm not sure that quiz would apply at all.


/me applauds. well said that anarchotechie... ;-)


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Let me say that I'm here because of the politics, and I'm more than happy to replace fartbarf, "Guest", and all of their ilk. I wouldn't have paid much attention to this distro if it hadn't been for the "overthrow the corporate control" line. And I was even more encouraged to find in the forum some kind words for Ward Churchill. And what do you know--it's the best distro I've come across. I've almost convinced another leftie friend of mine to hop off the ubuntu corporate bus and grab blag.

I'm studying in China now, and a few weeks ago a famous left leaning economist here (sadly, there are few of those these days) noted that the growing success of linux proves the folly of the idea that only competition and the profit motive can promote excellence and technological advance. Hearing that talk gave me the final push to go whole hog into linux.

So let the war mongers, the racists, and other such self-styled "mature" and "relevant" people content themselves with illusions about how "reasonable" their economic and political leaders are, while the truly creative and moral people work together to try to come up with alternatives.


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