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Forum: The Pit 11-02-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,542
Posted By garett
Tood, I won't bother responding to you line for...

Tood, I won't bother responding to you line for line because it was evident from your very first sentence that you have grossly misunderstood what i was trying to say.

Following from "you don't...
Forum: The Pit 11-02-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,527
Posted By garett
Veritcal Video Syndrome, a public service...

Veritcal Video Syndrome, a public service announcement:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA
Forum: The Pit 11-02-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,542
Posted By garett
I disagree. If such were the case then very few...

I disagree. If such were the case then very few people would be qualified to instruct any other on how to think critically and seek knowledge independently, as they themselves would lack the skill....
Forum: The Pit 10-29-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,181
Posted By garett
Cooperate or we'll kill you. Membership in this...

Cooperate or we'll kill you. Membership in this union is not voluntary. Stay or die. We'll call it "working things out."
Forum: The Pit 10-29-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,542
Posted By garett
While I'm not one to often use language like...

While I'm not one to often use language like "class", I think the concept of "manners" refers to the specific social mannerisms that one adopts in order to relate to a particular group. As a child I...
Forum: The Pit 04-19-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By garett
Drop ALL pretense and focus on what the student...

Drop ALL pretense and focus on what the student wants to get out of it. Your job is not to turn them into a rock star or virtuoso. Your job is to teach them what they want to learn. If their only...
Forum: The Pit 04-19-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By garett
Price is the ratio between supply and demand....

Price is the ratio between supply and demand. Older guitars are in shorter supply, but the other half of that is demand. If nobody wants it then it's not worth anything. Some guitars will appreciate...
Forum: The Pit 04-19-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 8,938
Posted By garett
Based on almost the entire first season TNG...

Based on almost the entire first season TNG should have never been picked up for a second season, and I have yet to hear of a single good reason why it did. Whoopi Goldberg actually gets a fair bit...
Forum: The Pit 04-19-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 30,676
Posted By garett
There's two paint-ball episodes (watch both of...

There's two paint-ball episodes (watch both of them). There's another two-parter called "pillows v.s. blankets" that was pretty epic.

If you're at all into geek culture there was an episode in the...
Forum: The Pit 08-04-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,772
Posted By garett
That's a rather big leap. What I want is for me...

That's a rather big leap. What I want is for me to be the one who decides who I help and care for; who I love and what I do with my life. I want my life, and your life and every other individuals'...
Forum: The Pit 08-04-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,772
Posted By garett
I want to leave Canada. The only reason I'm still...

I want to leave Canada. The only reason I'm still here is because there's arguably no where better. Each country has it's strengths and weaknesses. I'd like to emigrate to a country that is founded...
Forum: The Pit 08-04-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 966
Posted By garett
Instead of looking at how many dollars you'd have...

Instead of looking at how many dollars you'd have now, think how many litres/gallons of gas you'd get.

In Jan 1995 the price of gold was around $380 USD / ounce (source:...
Forum: The Pit 08-04-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 966
Posted By garett
Gold and silver are both good, just remember that...

Gold and silver are both good, just remember that it's a way to SAVE your money, not to invest it.

It's really easy to think like "whoa, the price of gold/silver has increased exponentially so if I...
Forum: The Pit 08-04-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 966
Posted By garett
Seconded, but keep in mind that while you see the...

Seconded, but keep in mind that while you see the prices of precious metals going up at the moment, that rise in price is not due to an increase in the actual value of those metals, but due to a...
Forum: The Pit 08-04-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 966
Posted By garett
Understand business and value. It might be true...

Understand business and value. It might be true that the more money you have the bigger returns you can get, but you can still invest unwisely. You need to have a grasp at what people value and what...
Forum: The Pit 07-12-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 4,919
Posted By garett
Because we have a better word:...

Because we have a better word: "criminal." Would you prefer that word ?

The word illegal was chosen precisely to differentiate between those who immigrated legally vs. those who broke the country's...
Forum: Original Recordings 07-11-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By garett
An Old Demo

This would have been recorded in either 2006 or 2007. I had just recorded an album composition of tunes I had written over the previous five years and was experimenting with doing a techno / lounge /...
Forum: The Pit 07-10-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 43
Poll: Honesty
Views: 722
Posted By garett
I believe the only time deception is moral is...

I believe the only time deception is moral is when it is an act of self defence. If someone is threatening your life and the only way to neutralize the threat is deception, then it is moral.

Apart...
Forum: The Pit 07-09-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 906
Posted By garett
No. Because if I were laying on the side of the...

No. Because if I were laying on the side of the road in agony after being hit by a car and a hungry lion came passing by I would want it to take me to a hospital and try to save my life, rather than...
Forum: The Pit 07-09-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,444
Posted By garett
When you trade a Canadian dollar for a British...

When you trade a Canadian dollar for a British pound you're buying pounds and selling Canadian dollars (and from the other side of the transaction it's the opposite - just like all trade, but I know...
Forum: The Pit 07-09-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 9,454
Posted By garett
I was responding to a different person. I suppose...

I was responding to a different person. I suppose I could have included that quote and response in my original post but I figured the second post had a greater chance of being read. My first post was...
Forum: The Pit 07-09-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 9,454
Posted By garett
Yes, so well that those individuals prospering in...

Yes, so well that those individuals prospering in a capitalist system recognized it was wrong and chose to campaign to have it abolished.

It's worth noting that slavery has existed for all of...
Forum: The Pit 07-09-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 9,454
Posted By garett
That's why I was careful to define capitalism....

That's why I was careful to define capitalism. It's clear that you're operating a different definition than mine. What you are describing is something all together different than capitalism.



I...
Forum: The Pit 07-09-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 9,454
Posted By garett
Lenin did. In his writings he advocated for...

Lenin did. In his writings he advocated for lying, cheating, killing ... anything to gain power. And Lenin was considered a Marxist and is often cited as an important figure for advancing Marx's...
Forum: The Pit 07-09-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 9,454
Posted By garett
Then a marriage is socialism ? Time-sharing a...

Then a marriage is socialism ? Time-sharing a condo is socialism ? I guess it's just semantics at that point.

In a political environment capitalism means private ownership of the means of...
Forum: The Pit 07-09-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 9,454
Posted By garett
Socialism, by definition, is government/public...

Socialism, by definition, is government/public ownership of the means of production. In other words, no such thing as private property. If my apple is your apple, and the factory down the street is...
Forum: The Pit 07-09-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 9,454
Posted By garett
I don't have time to make a detailed analysis of...

I don't have time to make a detailed analysis of the implementation of the USSR (let alone including Cuba). It's already off topic.

So as to not leave my statement without backing, I recommend the...
Forum: The Pit 07-08-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 9,454
Posted By garett
I have no problem admitting that religion,...

I have no problem admitting that religion, especially Christianity, is a tool for offloading personal responsibility. That's almost it's main theses. It's fundamental premise is that human beings are...
Forum: The Pit 07-08-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 9,454
Posted By garett
They did not abuse the idea of socialism. They...

They did not abuse the idea of socialism. They adhered it to brilliantly and got the exact outcome that anyone who studies Marx, Engels and Lenin critically would have predicted.
Forum: The Pit 07-08-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 9,454
Posted By garett
To quickly elaborate on my point, after having...

To quickly elaborate on my point, after having read some of the newer posts. If someone were to, hypothetically, believe that all black people are demons and need to be killed, and then goes out and...
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