Friday, November 4, 2011

Quote: Confidence

"I believe myself to be writing a book on economic theory which will largely revolutionize - not, I suppose, at once but in the course of the next ten years - the way the world thinks about economic problems. . . . I can't expect you, or anyone else, to believe this at the present stage. But for myself I don't merely hope what I say, - in my own mind, I'm quite sure."

--John Maynard Keynes

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  1. Well, he was right (a while later valued theory) and then eventually (give enough time and conditions change, the theory is not so valid anymore, look at USA) wrong again. That is the value of confidence, to stop the assholes who believe you are bullshitting due to their short-term thinking, or inability to catch on to your vision.

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  2. This shows that one's frame of reference must be embraced by oneself and trusted to go the distance. One's frame of reference must be inner directed, not sent to the outside for approval before it is embraced by oneself.

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  3. “Money doesn't change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that's all.”

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  4. Psychopathic point of viewNovember 4, 2011 at 6:58 AM

    “I do not see why man should not be as cruel as nature”
    -- Adolf Hitler


    “I don't feel guilty for anything. I feel sorry for people who feel guilt.”

    -- Ted Bundy


    "A man like me cares little about losing the lives of a million men."

    -- Napoleon Bonaparte


    "What do you think when you see a pretty girl walking down the street?" A. "One side of me says, 'I'd like to talk to her, date her.' The other side of me says, 'I wonder how her head would look on a stick? '"

    -- Ed Kemper


    "If I gave a shit about the parents I wouldn't have killed the kid."

    –- Clifford Olson

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  5. what a bunch of lunatics

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  6. Napoleon sounds like a narc.

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  7. i am glad im not a psycho

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  8. egg in a bunny suitNovember 4, 2011 at 7:09 AM

    DD-- you're recycling.

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  9. enter psychotic laugh

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  10. “Money doesn't change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that's all

    how can a rich, arrogant and greedy liberal who would like to save the world do it without looking like a hypocrite for looking out for #1 first?


    Economics and relationships work similarly. It is unrealistic to think people do not reconcile their give and take the same way they balance their philanthropic give and take.

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  11. How can you love freely with this mindset?

    I have a friend who's always counting the deeds she and her spouse exchange. It can be nauseating because I don't think he does this.

    This is not discussed. She is normal, not a psycho. She has a nonprofit job. -She places homeless people in jobs. She could have been an executive making tons of money.

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  12. She constantly talks to herself naming his good points so she can be satisfied choosing him.

    He's a generous lover. I think they have it good. Nothing is perfect.

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  13. Your friend does that to make sure she is not overly giving and that she is receiving so she won't suffer the burden of giving. When unchecked typically women end up giving too much. You have one smart friend, learn something. Men suck you up to no end. Just look at the socio-beeper relationships we've been talking about. A majority of Jane and Jo relationships is similar to a socio-beeper interaction at different degrees.

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  14. Yes, you are right. I do admire her.
    She doesn't take any shit. Comes from a divorced home, was latchkey, has healthy kids.

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  15. This man seems like he has gained what we all want, a quiet confidence that is just a part of us. These kind of people are not loud or boisterous, but shine forth with who they are. They do not need to shout it.

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  16. Right before he died Keynes declared eugenics to be "the most important, significant and, I would add, genuine branch of sociology which exists."

    Sounds like a winner.

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  17. the novel: american psycho reminds me sw. "i have a nicer car" "i have a nicer car"

    SELF ABSORBED ASSHOLES

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  18. haven is the only nice non narcissistic one.. hi haven :)

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  19. I take it that you are not a fan of eugenics, Haven? Does the thought of it disgust you? If so, can you explain.

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  20. Ah, sometimes intelligence is a burden. No one can tell you're right yet. Theoretical thought must be pursued with an independent and overly developed sense of conviction.

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  21. I wasn't trying to come off snide in my questioning, I am genuinely curious about your feelings towards the matter.

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  22. Eugenics presumes that one group has more value than another. I think it is completely flawed due to this basic assumption.

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  23. Hmm. I think that makes a lot of sense, seeing as that's the way society has a tendency to function. Like women have natural maternal predispositions. I had an anthropology teacher saying that wasnt true, but socially enforced. I think the social predisposition builds off of the basic nature that perpetuates it. If it weren't true, it wouldn't be true. I think people have a natural desire to either excel, or to be complacent, and so society divides itself to the 80/20 rule naturally. So some people want to be better, some people don't. So throughout history we have the slaves, the working class, the monarchs, the barons, and the royal elite or politicians. I think the systems we have in place that allow people to choose which facet they want to be a part of makes more sense. Instead of being born into elitism. But generally, I don't think its possible for everyone o be great. Only the people who have a strong desire to be.

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  24. As an evolutionist, eugenics does make sense to me in the sense of eradicating defective genes and illness for the benefit of our future society. Where I draw the lines to what I feel is okay and what I don't is where I struggle. Do I believe in racial supremacy, no. I wouldn't mind the thought of sterilization as a form of bettering society. People balk at the idea of trying to build a healthier and stronger society, but animals do this naturally.

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  25. Bottom line, eugenics is like euthenasia(sp) One can find individual cases in which it makes sense, a lot of sense, even. However, man does not have the wisdom and moral development to orchestrate it. The slippery slope factor would make it untenable as an actual, workable, practical solution.

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  26. The face of eugenics is changing with technology today. Scientists have created ways of genetically modifying children with desirable traits and choosing the gender. It will be interesting to watch how this will affect society.

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  27. Hm. Sounds like an animalistic theory that we've already long grown past. I should look it up.

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  28. Hello Beauty Sweet Cheeks. How are you today, hun?

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  29. Missus- it is really fascinating. The belief in eugenics paved the way for certain practices in modern medicine and was responsible for the establishment of Planned Parenthood in the U.S by Margaret Sanger.

    Frank- hi luv. i'm dandy :) how about you?

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  30. I am fine, Sweet. Gonna relax and watch TV tonight, with a six pack. What about you, hun?

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  31. Probably the same thing, Frank. Either that or a glass of wine or two. It's raining today so it is a nice day to stay inside and keep warm.

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  32. this place is scary boring these day

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  33. M.E. has a stalker?

    Lol. Surprised it took this long, what with all the crazies around here.

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  34. M.E. did not say the stalker was from SW. Am I mistaken?

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  35. I guess it could be a real person in real life.

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  36. No one knows who M.E. is here, so it would be pretty hard to stalk him, unless the person e mailed, incessantly.

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  37. probably zwang or erin

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  38. M.E. said that s/he despised erin

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  39. erin stalks medusa

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  40. Hi there, it's been a long crazy hectic busy day!

    Hello Anon.

    @Sweetcheeks, I'm against eugenics for the very reasons you mentioned. Peoples genes have evolved to be specifically beneficial for the environment they were constructed from. It doesn't mean one is better than another. And the probably of developing or not breeding out malicious genetic traits is much higher and detrimental in a eugenics type program. It's not beneficial evolutionarily.

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  41. medusa stalks erin

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  42. Interesting statement. When did he give it? Would be fun to see just how right or wrong he turns out to be.
    On the other hand, a lot really does point in that direction, so I wouldn't say it's insanely confident... provided, of course, that it is a recent statement.

    .....

    Ps. "Funny" how people can find it funny to suspect those who get stalked of being stalkers. Must be some kind of twisted logic... or something.

    I keep thinking to myself when I read such remarks: "Can human intelligence get lower? Surely there are none more stupid than this?".
    But there always is. Guess it's a tiny form of stupidity all in it's own right, huh? ;D

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  43. u just wish someone would stalk you

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  44. are you retarded Zhawq cuz you make nooooooooooooooooooooo sense

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  45. How many stalkers have you had Zhawq ? I bet a lot and that must have been scary :o

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  46. I believe he's talking about how UKan and Mis totally outed her and trolled her blog. Apparently that counts as 'stalking'.

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  47. Hah Medusa! You're probably right. They did have a field day with him/her though.

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  48. Is Zhawq a woman or a man? Is s/he an idiot or a retard psycho?

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  50. Yay Drunk Eden. I'm a little tipsy myself. Hope the occasion is fun ;)

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  51. This place really is scary boring these days.

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  52. I'll drink to that Sweets. It's been a long f-ing week. Yay the weekend. Boo for cute Tech Boys being out of state though =(

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  53. sex. like that word? me does. Speak mechanically.

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  54. Today I miss someone I probably shouldn't miss. Annoying.

    But then I realize that it's my own imagination that I miss, and I still have that, so...

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  55. What if I can never make you real

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  56. lol Eden **kiss**

    can you make me a real girl? i did wish upon a star

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  57. I would love to wake up in France actually. I don't plan on staying in the U.S. I have plans to move to Europe in the next ten years if all goes according to plan.

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  58. Right now Im so drunk Im seeing triple

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  59. Medusa, that's an interesting little snippet. Who are you missing?

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  60. i have a similar issue. I miss my imagination. I can't seem to find it, and sometimes it seems like going to places i was when i had it will help.

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  61. I was just playing Eden ;) I have been drinking too. Makes me all playfull

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  62. can't get frisky right now

    it was a Disney joke :D

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  63. we can play twister naked though lol

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  64. Three girls naked and wet wrestling over each other...

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  65. any objections? i do have this crazy fantasy of Missus being in it

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  66. im going to strip you of your sanity

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  67. Missus, you don't have to join in... just watch ;)

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  68. i love narcs i had 3 in me at once!

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  69. just teasing, pushing limits

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  70. i like poker and calling bluffs

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  71. re-read and you will see

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  72. I think the thing that keeps sociopaths happy is their ability to stay young. For the rest of us I think its easy to forget our youth.
    What do you guys remember from school like projects, writing exercises or creative outlets that you thought were a chore but now you find pleasure in? I want to add a few to my life.

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  73. if someone is self absorbed, they won't ever see anything beyond what they want to see. But hey, your nothing to them anyways

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  74. Hitler and Stalin were quite the fans of Keynesian economics.

    Just sayin'

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