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Six Word DDO (Auto)biographies

PoeJoe
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11/13/2009 9:56:22 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
http://www.amazon.com...
Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure

From Reed Business Information: "Can you describe your life in six words? That's what the editors of storytelling magazine SMITH asked readers in 2006 [...] At their best, these nano-memoirs evoke the same kind of rich emotional responses as a good story: 9 year old Hannah Davies considers herself 'Cursed with cancer. Blessed by friends'; Zak Nelson says 'I still make coffee for two'; Scott Birch claims 'Most successful accomplishments based on spite.' Some entries read like bumper stickers (Rip Riley: 'No wife. No kids. No problems'), and others are just plain weird (Amy Sedaris:'Mushrooms. Clowns. Wands. Five. Wig. Thatched')."


I suggest we create six word DDO autobiographies, and, if you want, some DDO biographies about other people as well. This will be a hard but fun task. So go on. Show off your wit and profundity!

Mine: Constantly disillusioned at everything by everyone.

Go, go, go!
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11/13/2009 10:00:53 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Some more.

Godsands: Fooling even himself, ultimately hurting faith.

JBlake: Too cool for opinions, too moderate.

Ragnar_Rahl: Strict libertarian, no wavering, dogma, dogma.
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Danielle
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11/13/2009 10:12:23 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/13/2009 10:00:53 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
Some more.

Godsands: Fooling even himself, ultimately hurting faith.

JBlake: Too cool for opinions, too moderate.

Ragnar_Rahl: Strict libertarian, no wavering, dogma, dogma.

Spot on, except you're wrong about JB. He's got opinions - he just doesn't throw them in people's faces.
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11/13/2009 11:12:06 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/13/2009 10:14:13 PM, theLwerd wrote:
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I think you secretly discribed yourself........ Maybe,,,,

maybe for you......
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11/14/2009 2:15:36 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/14/2009 1:53:08 PM, Nags wrote:
At 11/14/2009 12:33:52 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Pseudo-Capitalist.

False-Capitalist? What?

I second the explanation request.
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11/14/2009 3:05:00 PM
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11/14/2009 3:10:28 PM
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At 11/14/2009 2:15:36 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 11/14/2009 1:53:08 PM, Nags wrote:
At 11/14/2009 12:33:52 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Pseudo-Capitalist.

False-Capitalist? What?

I second the explanation request.

What's not to understand? Everybody knows that 'pseudo' means somewhat or almost. Clearly Panda meant that he was somewhat of a capitalist (not a strict one). Nags using another definition of the word, i.e. false, was probably his failed attempt at being funny by making a joke that Panda's not a capitalist. Either that, or he is just ignorant to the fact that there are other correct meanings of the word.
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11/14/2009 3:13:16 PM
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At 11/14/2009 3:10:28 PM, theLwerd wrote:
What's not to understand? Everybody knows that 'pseudo' means somewhat or almost. Clearly Panda meant that he was somewhat of a capitalist (not a strict one). Nags using another definition of the word, i.e. false, was probably his failed attempt at being funny by making a joke that Panda's not a capitalist. Either that, or he is just ignorant to the fact that there are other correct meanings of the word.

Well, if that's the definition, it is way too vague. What is almost a capitalist? What do they support, what do they not support? An economic school is ok to describe yourself as a part of, but saying you're almost an economic theory (capitalism) just makes no sense. And no, I wasn't trying to be funny, Pseudo-Capitalist makes no sense - as wjm also recognizes.
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11/14/2009 3:20:54 PM
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11/14/2009 3:32:46 PM
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At 11/14/2009 3:13:16 PM, Nags wrote:

Well, if that's the definition, it is way too vague. What is almost a capitalist? What do they support, what do they not support? An economic school is ok to describe yourself as a part of, but saying you're almost an economic theory (capitalism) just makes no sense. And no, I wasn't trying to be funny, Pseudo-Capitalist makes no sense - as wjm also recognizes.

Nags, what the hell are you even talking about? How does it not make sense to identify or describe yourself regarding an economic theory? In saying that you're a capitalist, socialist, etc. -- all economic theories -- you're not saying that you ARE the theory but that you SUPPORT the theory. Captain Obvious. Also, the U.S. is pseudo-capitalist. It likes to think of itself as capitalist, but it's not really capitalism "when it's plagued with fiat money manipulated by a central bank, incomprehensible rules on mergers, acquisitions, and stock sales, not to mention wage controls, price controls, protectionism, corporate subsidies, managed trade, punishing taxes, and privileged government contracts."
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11/14/2009 3:41:38 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
You just made zero sense. You quoted Ron Paul as somehow proving your point. You failed to give a definition of pseudo-capitalism. I fail to find a definition after searching google, I mean c'mon, it's friggen Google - if psuedo-capitalism existed, then it would least have some mention on a wiki page, or a decent definition somewhere.
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11/14/2009 3:53:52 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/14/2009 3:32:46 PM, theLwerd wrote:
How does it not make sense to identify or describe yourself regarding an economic theory? In saying that you're a capitalist, socialist, etc. -- all economic theories -- you're not saying that you ARE the theory but that you SUPPORT the theory.

Hahaha.

Also, the U.S. is pseudo-capitalist. It likes to think of itself as capitalist, but it's not really capitalism "when it's plagued with fiat money manipulated by a central bank, incomprehensible rules on mergers, acquisitions, and stock sales, not to mention wage controls, price controls, protectionism, corporate subsidies, managed trade, punishing taxes, and privileged government contracts."

Nice quote.
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11/14/2009 3:55:30 PM
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At 11/14/2009 3:53:52 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Also, the U.S. is pseudo-capitalist. It likes to think of itself as capitalist, but it's not really capitalism "when it's plagued with fiat money manipulated by a central bank, incomprehensible rules on mergers, acquisitions, and stock sales, not to mention wage controls, price controls, protectionism, corporate subsidies, managed trade, punishing taxes, and privileged government contracts."

Nice quote.

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11/14/2009 4:18:52 PM
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You can't be "kind of" capatilist. You either are, or you aren't.

Like since I dis-agree with some of the ideas that the republican party has developed, I would simply have to change my political ideology to fit something that does support all of my views. In this case I would say conservative.
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11/14/2009 4:20:43 PM
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At 11/14/2009 4:18:52 PM, philosphical wrote:
You can't be "kind of" capatilist. You either are, or you aren't.

Like since I dis-agree with some of the ideas that the republican party has developed, I would simply have to change my political ideology to fit something that does support all of my views. In this case I would say conservative.

The GOP is a politcal party, conservatism is a political ideology. Analogy fail.
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11/14/2009 4:24:38 PM
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The GOP is a politcal party, conservatism is a political ideology. Analogy fail.

Same principal applies to both. Understanding fail.
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11/14/2009 4:33:14 PM
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At 11/14/2009 4:24:38 PM, philosphical wrote:
The GOP is a politcal party, conservatism is a political ideology. Analogy fail.

Same principal applies to both. Understanding fail.

No, the principals don't apply to both. If you become discontent with a political party (GOP), you don't switch by saying you support a political ideology (conservatism). It is just nonsensical. Seriously though, the GOP is a political party, conservatism is an ideology - two completely different things - apples to oranges.
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11/14/2009 4:35:01 PM
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Wait, why can't you be pseudo-capitalist?
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Only exists in your head, as already shown.

At 10/11/2009 8:28:18 PM, banker wrote:
reveal why you answer with a question mark
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11/14/2009 4:35:21 PM
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In the sense that you're 'kind of' capitalist.
At 10/11/2009 8:28:18 PM, banker wrote:
Our demise and industrial destruction
At 10/11/2009 10:00:21 PM, regebro wrote:
Only exists in your head, as already shown.

At 10/11/2009 8:28:18 PM, banker wrote:
reveal why you answer with a question mark
At 10/11/2009 10:00:21 PM, regebro wrote:
Because it was a question.

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11/14/2009 4:40:24 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/14/2009 4:35:21 PM, ToastOfDestiny wrote:
In the sense that you're 'kind of' capitalist.

Toast and Lwerd have it the nail on thread. I believe in a free market and such, but with oversight. Essentially, less regulations than the current standard.
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11/14/2009 4:40:57 PM
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At 11/14/2009 4:35:01 PM, ToastOfDestiny wrote:
Wait, why can't you be pseudo-capitalist?

Because it's not a real ideology. It doesn't have a definition. If you can explain to me how you can be "kinda" capitalist, then it might be viable. It's like saying you're pseudo-evolutionist - so, what... you kinda believe in evolution? I guess you can be pseudo-capitalist if you don't mind people making up definitions of what pseudo-capitalists are, as "kinda" capitalist can be defined in numerous ways.
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11/14/2009 5:00:44 PM
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No, the principals don't apply to both. If you become discontent with a political party (GOP), you don't switch by saying you support a political ideology (conservatism). It is just nonsensical. Seriously though, the GOP is a political party, conservatism is an ideology - two completely different things - apples to oranges.

Not really. Your ideology is reffering to your political beliefs. If panda says he is pseudo capitalist, then according to Lwerds definition, he is only "kind of" a capatilist. That just doesn't work. That's where you find yourself a political ideolgy that supports your beliefs. An ideology is what describes your belief in which political party is the most correct. Saying you only believe in half of the principles that capitalism has to offer, and then proceeding to say that is your ideology, is lying. You can't say your a straight edger, but beleive that certain drugs are okay. It doesn't work that way. In these scenarios, you simply must find a new ideology to fit your beliefs.
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11/14/2009 5:04:02 PM
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At 11/14/2009 5:00:44 PM, philosphical wrote:
Not really. Your ideology is reffering to your political beliefs. If panda says he is pseudo capitalist, then according to Lwerds definition, he is only "kind of" a capatilist. That just doesn't work. That's where you find yourself a political ideolgy that supports your beliefs. An ideology is what describes your belief in which political party is the most correct.

Not everyone belongs to a political party nor do political ideologies always match up to a person's political party. So, in conclusion, this analogy fails.

Saying you only believe in half of the principles that capitalism has to offer, and then proceeding to say that is your ideology, is lying. You can't say your a straight edger, but beleive that certain drugs are okay. It doesn't work that way. In these scenarios, you simply must find a new ideology to fit your beliefs.

This is a viable argument though.