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Old 12-28-2017, 09:17 AM
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They were the some of the bravest and wisest men that the Great Spirit put on the face of the earth. Did fighting and dying young for their women and children make them stupid? Only an idiot would believe so.

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We retreated until our men got all together, and then we charged upon them. I called to my men, "This is a good day to die: follow me.” -- Low Dog (an Oglala Lakota chief who fought with Sitting Bull at the Little Bighorn).

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They ended up getting their casinos, so they couldn't have been that stupid.

All's well that ends well, I say.

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Your remark shows just how pitiful you really are.
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:38 AM
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It's called irony, Cityboy. And for most people, it's really not that hard to spot, depending on the context.

It's simply a device used for emphatic effect.

Think about it this way -- I'm saying one thing, but I actually mean the opposite. The opposite.

In this case, it's really about you cooking up something in your brain that doesn't really happen in the real world.

Because no one in his right mind thinks Native Americans were stupid for defending their land and way of life.

So what would possess someone to criticize a way of thinking that doesn't exist? I have an idea.

You'll go to any lengths and perform whatever mental gymnastics are necessary to convince yourself and others that you really do care!

Of course, you've been doing it for years, but the phrase that captures it perfectly is relatively new -- virtue signaling.

And for you there's the added benefit of calling some group of people idiots for no good reason so you can feel better about yourself.
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I meant -- pitifully shallow.
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:42 AM
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Right.

From the guy who's entire reason for posting all this nonsense is pitifully shallow.
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:44 AM
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Regardless of my motivation, why post this crap if you can't deal with an accurate assessment of it?
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And this recent spate of posts is all about a fundamental misunderstanding on your part about the difference between a lack knowledge and "stupidity" as it applies to people in the past.

One member tried his best to explain it to you and instead of making an effort to understand what he meant or addressing it in the thread -- you crapped out all these ridiculous posts that imply he's an idiot.

Talk about shallow -- and cowardly on top of that.
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Right.

From the guy who's entire reason for posting all this nonsense is pitifully shallow.
Do you own this forum? People could post whatever they want. Tesla and Einstein are nonsense? Who put you in their category? You just full of shit. Besides, you sound like a guy who would never call anyone a coward face to face. One kick in the nuts, you'd be finished talking.
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...and we reach the inevitable point at which Cityboy becomes incoherent.
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:04 PM
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...and we reach the inevitable point at which Cityboy becomes incoherent.


Well, he’s prolly right about you being intellectually inferior to Einstein and Tesla.


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Ha ha. Yeah.

Like someone is going to make me feel bad by saying, you're not as good of a guitarist as Jimi Hendrix...

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Ha ha. Yeah.

Like someone is going to make me feel bad by saying, you're not as good of a guitarist as Jimi Hendrix...


Hah! You’re not even as good as Joe Bonamassa!😀


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Ha ha ha.

So I'm thinking I've told you what I think of that guy.

You should check out his side project that isn't shitty, mechanical white boy blues -- Black Country Communion. They are hilariously bad.
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Ha ha ha.

So I'm thinking I've told you what I think of that guy.

You should check out his side project that isn't shitty, mechanical white boy blues -- Black Country Communion. They are hilariously bad.


He reminds me of like Satriani. I can’t wait for AI to advance to a sufficient level that we won’t need these guys anymore.


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BTW, CB is right. This IS a hell of a day to die.


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Malmsteen, Vai, Satriani -- yech -- especially all that neo-classical wanking.
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Malmsteen, Vai, Satriani -- yech -- especially all that neo-classical wanking.


I have a friend who plays like that. These days he does a lot of jazz fusion stuff, but programs most of it into samplers. I asked him one time a few years ago why he doesn’t play it himself, and he said: “once you know you can play it, what’s the point?”

I just shook my head...


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... Did fighting and dying young for their women and children make them stupid? Only an idiot would believe so.
Are these the same peace loving people we usually hear about? Who are you talking about them fighting? Without knowing the full circumstances of their conflict, it'd be impossible to say if they were stupid.

It's a cryptic post, CB. I can't tell if you're asking if they were stupid to fight and die, or if the fighting and dying made them stupid. Either way, it doesn't matter, because you have already condemned anyone with a viewpoint not in line with your own.

Why ask a question, then shut out some of the answers? There may have been times when it was strategically stupid to fight, when it would have been smarter to pull back and re-evaluate their situation. Indeed, they did just that, many times.

Some of the wisest realized, early on, that fighting and dying would only end in extinction, and counseled other paths. Indeed, the major proponents of the "fighting and dying" were usually the younger hotheads, without the wisdom to see the destruction that would be wrought upon their people as a result of their actions.

The older men saw that the survival of the people was of utmost importance, not the pride of their warriors as they died, and so believed it was stupid to fight a war they could not win. Does that make them idiots?
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Are these the same peace loving people we usually hear about? Who are you talking about them fighting? Without knowing the full circumstances of their conflict, it'd be impossible to say if they were stupid.

It's a cryptic post, CB. I can't tell if you're asking if they were stupid to fight and die, or if the fighting and dying made them stupid. Either way, it doesn't matter, because you have already condemned anyone with a viewpoint not in line with your own.

Why ask a question, then shut out some of the answers? There may have been times when it was strategically stupid to fight, when it would have been smarter to pull back and re-evaluate their situation. Indeed, they did just that, many times.

Some of the wisest realized, early on, that fighting and dying would only end in extinction, and counseled other paths. Indeed, the major proponents of the "fighting and dying" were usually the younger hotheads, without the wisdom to see the destruction that would be wrought upon their people as a result of their actions.

The older men saw that the survival of the people was of utmost importance, not the pride of their warriors as they died, and so believed it was stupid to fight a war they could not win. Does that make them idiots?

Didn't read the thread. I'm familiar with the author's tactics. Clicked to see what you posted.

So where do I buy a copy of your book?
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I'm familiar with the author's tactics.

Yes, I think we chased Grace off with our antics.



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("...today is a good day to live..." proposed the goblin suspecting that how to die was somewhat easier to answer to oneself than how to actually live, adding "...ah yes, today is a good day to grow older too, for there again is a question in the making that has to be faced eventually, people do that you know...", many thoughts crossed the goblin's mind at this point, not least the growing death of jobs, the growing likelihood of war in our times, the collapse of system with that dark age that follows,sighing "...maybe today is not a good day to live but today is the only day you've got, where life was ever just one long moment called "now" really, one's past is gone, one's the future comes unpromised too, it's how to live really...")

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I have a friend who plays like that. These days he does a lot of jazz fusion stuff, but programs most of it into samplers. I asked him one time a few years ago why he doesn’t play it himself, and he said: “once you know you can play it, what’s the point?”

I just shook my head...


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I've gotten the "you're just jealous because you can't play like that" comment before. But I can't stand the sound of it, so it never occurred to me to try.
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I've gotten the "you're just jealous because you can't play like that" comment before. But I can't stand the sound of it, so it never occurred to me to try.


Some of the improvisational jazz stuff is impressive. Guys who can just rip together in the moment. I respect that. And when you see it live, and they can lift the room, it’s wonderful.

But musical masturbation is something else. If you practice 4hrs a day for a year, you could shred. Almost anybody could. I’m not saying Satch, or Vai, or Joe B aren’t talented, they are. And few of us could reach that level, but the creativity is what counts. I know plenty of musicians who can play anything, but can’t write a good song to save their lives. The studio world needs these guys; they’re the workhorses, but they won’t be releasing a solo album anytime soon. Well, they will, but nobody will buy it😀


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Oh yeah -- I agree with all that.

But I don't put Joe B. in the same category as Satriani and Vai. They had a role developing that sound and I can appreciate that.

Different style of course -- but Joe B. is nothing but derivative with his phony blues.

His straight up rock and roll side project shows what a hack he is.

It's funny because he used to post on a forum I was on. He'd start topics like "all these kids and thier effects pedals -- lets see if they have the guts to play straight through!"

But he was a pussy -- a few people would challenge him and he'd change his tune -- "Oh, well I didn't really mean that!" even when everyone else was kissing his ass.
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And a Happy New Year (why is the "Happy" always capitalized? I dunno...) to you too, Mohican.
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