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5/31/2013 4:14:57 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
CirRk, Raisor, Roy, and DN for me
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5/31/2013 4:23:20 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Probably just these three: Philocristus, Paradox_7, & SOWER-4Gs.
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5/31/2013 4:50:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I suppose Cody. Then a lot of the Ancaps when I began exploring anarchism. Can't think of too many people anymore though. I've drifted to such a state that I don't readily identify with most people politically anymore.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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5/31/2013 5:01:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
If anything, members like Roy, Jimtimmy, and Ike have solidified my previously held beliefs.
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5/31/2013 5:03:11 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Wnope is brilliant in general, I always learn something when I read his posts, and have found my own views challenged on more than one occasion.

YYW is well-written and knowledgeable, and he often exposes me to things in which I am interested but have never heard of.

I haven't directly interacted with rross at all, but I've read many of her contributions and find them interesting and thought-provoking.

The_Chaos_Heart always cuts to the heart of the issue, and I find myself often agreeing with her, even though we are polar opposites politically.

PopCulturePooka's posts on religious philosophy are just spectacular.

Annanicole: I don't think I've ever interacted with her directly, save a brief comparison of mine between DogKnox and Heimskr, but she knows more about the bible than any person I've every met, and I find her input to always be interesting, concise, and broadly informed.

I'm nothing short of astounded at the depth of Cody_Franklin's insight into a very diverse field of topics.

Drafterman is viciously witty, and often manages to make me laugh and think at the same time.

I like it when Tulle beats the bejeesus out of pop-psychology based arguments. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.
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5/31/2013 5:24:03 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/31/2013 5:17:49 PM, TheHitchslap wrote:
16K and Lordknuckle. Because now I KNOW I'm right ... ;)

Whereas before, you were merely guessing?
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5/31/2013 5:38:42 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/31/2013 4:14:57 PM, thett3 wrote:
CirRk, Raisor, Roy, and DN for me

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5/31/2013 5:39:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Let's see here...

Tim_Spin/socialpinko/Noumena, thett, DK, PL...

There are many, but those come to mind right away.
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Noumena
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5/31/2013 5:44:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/31/2013 5:39:46 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
Let's see here...

Tim_Spin/socialpinko/Noumena,

I've always wanted a minion

thett, DK, PL...

There are many, but those come to mind right away.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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5/31/2013 6:13:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/31/2013 5:39:46 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
Let's see here...

Tim_Spin/socialpinko/Noumena, thett, DK, PL...

There are many, but those come to mind right away.

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5/31/2013 6:20:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I don't think anyone has influenced me to change my political views but have rather helped me define them more clearly. To name one, I'll say that hearing about the social contract theory from Double_R helped me concretely understand what I previously only understood intuitively.
tulle
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5/31/2013 6:50:39 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/31/2013 5:03:11 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:

I like it when Tulle beats the bejeesus out of pop-psychology based arguments. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.

Haha really? I always feel like I'm posting for no reason and nobody cares. Thanks :)

There are a lot of members who have influenced me but I guess the most influential would be Danielle. She helped me articulate and understand a lot of beliefs.
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5/31/2013 6:57:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
LaissezFaire dramatically influenced my views, he persuaded me so much that I went from a moderate liberal to a right wing libertarian.

Darkkermit also gave me some insight on issues like economics, though not persuading me.
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5/31/2013 6:59:07 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/31/2013 4:23:20 PM, TULIP wrote:
Probably just these three: Philocristus, Paradox_7, & SOWER-4Gs.

Interesting. I rarely even talk about politics on here.
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5/31/2013 7:00:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/31/2013 4:50:24 PM, Noumena wrote:
I suppose Cody. Then a lot of the Ancaps when I began exploring anarchism. Can't think of too many people anymore though. I've drifted to such a state that I don't readily identify with most people politically anymore.

Neither did Genghis Kahn. He was a pioneer.
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5/31/2013 7:22:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
freedo lannan Daytonanerd and I think Young Republican were the people who have influenced me the most
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5/31/2013 7:28:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/31/2013 6:53:01 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Every member here is an expression of my infinite regress into absurdity.

Are you high again?
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Noumena
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5/31/2013 8:29:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/31/2013 6:50:39 PM, tulle wrote:
At 5/31/2013 5:03:11 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:

I like it when Tulle beats the bejeesus out of pop-psychology based arguments. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.

Haha really? I always feel like I'm posting for no reason and nobody cares. Thanks :)

There are a lot of members who have influenced me but I guess the most influential would be Danielle. She helped me articulate and understand a lot of beliefs.

Oh yeah, forgot about the old gal. She greatly helped me in my understanding of syndicalism and worker self-management.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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5/31/2013 8:31:34 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/31/2013 7:28:18 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 5/31/2013 6:53:01 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Every member here is an expression of my infinite regress into absurdity.

Are you high again?

That is a redundant question at this point.
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5/31/2013 8:59:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Noumena, WSA, and a few other anarchists also brought that political philosophy more sharply into focus for me, whereas before it had largely been a blank spot on my ideological map.
"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
- Hilaire Belloc -
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5/31/2013 10:11:15 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'm more a contrarian here; there are very few if any posters that I regularly engage that I find myself in consistent agreement with. A rare exception to this is Sidewalker - I love reading his posts but since we were already largely on the same page when he joined I wouldn't really say he influenced my views.

There's a lot of knowledgeable DDO members who I genuinely enjoy conversing with but I can't really list any as significant influences on my worldview.
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5/31/2013 10:31:13 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/31/2013 10:11:15 PM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
There's a lot of knowledgeable DDO members who I genuinely enjoy conversing with but I can't really list any as significant influences on my worldview.

I'm kind of in the same camp.
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5/31/2013 10:32:34 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I would have to say...
theLwerd (no one say who that is, just to confuse the newer members)
Spinko
Rags
Cody
Darkkermit
Askbob
Rogue (though she influenced more in dealing with her)

There are countless more that have definitely influenced me, but these are the ones that pop into my mind.
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imabench
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5/31/2013 11:01:07 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Cant name anyone off the top of my head even though im sure someone had an impact at one point.
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Noumena
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5/31/2013 11:11:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/31/2013 10:32:34 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
I would have to say...
theLwerd (no one say who that is, just to confuse the newer members)
Spinko
Rags
Cody
Darkkermit
Askbob
Rogue (though she influenced more in dealing with her)

These are all certainly surprising. I wouldn't expect any of these since everyone listed (with the possible exception of Rogue) is waaaaay more libertarian leaning than you are. It just seems odd for the lone left-authoritarian of DDO to predominantly list libertarians and anarchists among his influences. Not to say I'm not flattered of course ;)

There are countless more that have definitely influenced me, but these are the ones that pop into my mind.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.