Hardcore Lulzists: Part 1
Main-street was bathed in pink - hundreds of neon signs flashed in every direction, all beckoning potential customers in this gambling town. This was truly a city of sin, with casinos and clubs all competing to part men with their money.
"STRIP SQ_AD" read the neon sign on one such establishment - at the corner of Main and 5th. It was one of many seedy "gentlemen's clubs" in the area. It would have been indistinguishable on any other night. But tonight, a bright
The Genius of the Crowd:
By Charles Bukowski
There is enough treachery hatred violence absurdity in the average
human being to supply any given army on any given day
and the best at murder are those who preach against it
and the best at hate are those who preach love
and the best at war finally are those who preach peace
those who preach god, need god
those who preach peace do not have peace
those who preach peace do not have love
beware the preachers
beware the knowers
1 of 2: My first regret is that I've been out of the loop for so long that I have no !@#$@#$ clue whatsoever what is going on in this war. I mean, I thought I had the gist of it, but everything has changed! Who are these new alliances, how did the treaty web get so jacked up from the last time I looked at it? Who put the bomp in the bomp bomp bomp? WHERE'S MY NURSE?
2 of 2: My second regret is that I wish I would have just stuck to one corner of the web and stayed there. But I've been all over
I feel the need to comment on this issue due to this possibly being the most egregious case of treaty chess I have seen in some time.
Treaty chess is the cynical exploitation of treaties built around trust, common interest and friendship between two or more alliances in order to negate the ability of an alliance to receive assistance from their allies. This can take two forms:
Chain-baiting is the result of an alliance having a treaty or treaties that make it extremely incon
This phrase, "Might Makes Right" I have been seeing this a lot lately, used to criticize both coalitions. The Doom Squad coalition using the phrase to morally criticize the Disorder War, and the Polar coalition using the phrase to criticize the actions of alliances such as the Doombirds who attack people several times smaller than they are on a regular basis.
The problem is, might does make right. It is not a pithy phrase, we live in a brutal world where the law of the jungle reigns supreme. Th
I want to thank everyone who is posting, pro-Invicta/Afm, pro-Aztec/Umb. Good or bad posters. Constructive or umad posters, even.
It's what the game needs and I hope it continues post-war even though I doubt it will.
So, I have been asked several times, by several folks to do this again, it has been... 18 months, or so? since my last edition. With war breaking out all across Planet Bob, now is as good a time as any. So... here goes...(neutrals will be excluded.)
IRON - When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. IRON made plenty of lemonade between last war and this war. They were, for all intents and purposes, intentionally set up to fail post-war. But, the best laid plans of our would be masters(the winner
Why did people end viceroyalty after Karma? That's how war is supposed to be, defeating and conquering enemies is how the game should be. Instead of the crap we have now, where enemies are defeated and allowed to escape with their lives, why not bring back viceroyalties?
This is a video you should definitely watch because holy crap it's hilarious. So in order to bring it to you I'm taking a break from my usual reasoning on complex issues and dealing with Tywin going on about something (I don't care what most of the time) to bring you it in all its glory.
To note: I do not know the maker of the video, but whoever it is deserves some serious props!
Here's a link to it: http://captiongenerator.com/25821/Chims-Coalition-Plans
This entry of Practical Ethics will be about casus belli, or CBs. More specifically it will be about whether it is ethically permissible to have no casus belli when going to war. For any that do not already know, casus belli is a latin phrase meaning the reason for war. It is the justification used by one party when making war against another party. Casus belli have a long tradition on our world, going back to the first ever war fought amongst alliances, but tradition does not make something
College and work has soaked up my time lately. This entry is going to be a rather short one. After this, I will bring the three previous entries together and bring us to a specific area where I want to develop. Enjoy!
Money and Flow of Money
The final important and most basic principle we need to visit is the concept of money and the flow of money in the economy. Once that is set up we can finally start diving into the wonderful answers and reasoning behind scarcity. Before we g
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But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the Almighty.
We flowered in this generation
Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom? -
'Cause all I ever have:
Emancipate yourselves from lulzist slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Have no fear for top tier enemy,
'Cause none of them can stop the time.
Division of Labor
In order to answer the question of scarcity, we need to bring in a couple more basic ideas. The first of these shall be Division of Labor. Currently, Economic Historians are debating on whether or not Division of Labor came first or the usage of money. Both play a crucial role into how people answer scarcity and how the answers will be developed.
So what is Division of Labor? Division of Labor is the concentration of large numbers of workers within very large pro
Before I go into some material, please be aware that all laws have been challenged due to the Great Recession. The entire field of economics is now trying to fix the problems and figure out some problems in our formulas. In all my entries, I will try to make law into "law" in order to represent the current situation in the field of economics. Thank you and enjoy!
Law of Scarcity
The Law of Scarcity is the most basic and yet most crucial “law” in economic theory. This “law” is the basis f
Welcome to my humble little blog. Before I start actually going around and posting what I want to do with this blog, I figured I would come over and introduce myself. I'm Karl Peters and I am the Minister of Economics for R&R. I have been in and out of the game since '07, traveled many alliances, and held different positions from time to time. I have had this current nation for a year and a half, and been with the Ampersand for the entire time. Do I have any interesting stories? Of course, b
Welcome to "For Your Eyes Only", a premier blog about all things MI6. You may be thinking this will be a blog about the internal workings of MI6, and that's partially true.
Don't get your hopes up, I won't be divulging any secrets, we are spies after all. What you'll read instead are different views of everyday life in MI6. This mostly consists of inconsequential topics of discussion, such as the ideal color of grass and what kind of cat food we feed our furry little mousers. I will be taking p
This part of a new series called Practical Ethics, which will be about the ethics of affairs across the Cyberverse.
This entry will be on poaching, which for the purposes of this article is defined as soliciting a member of a foreign alliance to join your alliance without that alliance's explicit permission to do so. The question is whether this is ethically permissible. This is actually a rather complicated question because for many the gut reaction is to say no, but it brings up issues of c
The Web is a curious place. A land populated chiefly by cats and porn stars is also a land that helps to overthrow governments, spread awareness of important social and societal issues, and ensure that nobody has less than 200 "friends". It is also the land of text. For as much as some decry CN as outdated for its entirely text-based appearance and game play, the vast majority of communication on the web takes the form of text. Written language reigns supreme in the realm of interconnected m
This article is best read while listening to this
.La Vangardia Pacifica would like to thank regular readers for their patience during its prolonged hiatus, and can now confirm that production will resume in the near future. By way of apology for the unexpected interruption we we would like to offer readers a free copy of the December 2008 publication Letters of Pacifica.
Within its cover readers will find the foundation of many of the intellectual and historical ideas that informed the Ord
It begins. I'm only doing alliances I think about until the moment this escapes my attention (so five seconds)
NPO: Vader. I've never been a big Vader fan....well, wait. Nobody's a huge Vader fan. But most can acknowledge his accomplishments and the fact that one time he popped his eye back into socket mid-match. Yeah, that happened. The main reason I picked Vader for NPO, though, is I thought "who is deceptively quick for their size" and immediately thought "the guy who was really similar to a
Hello, one of my many jobs in the real world is teaching elementary and middle school students the joy of chess. This blog is for some assistance in teaching my students with some friendly input. Please, keep this serious and not include CN drama. I believe Chess is a great and amazing game that really does help some students preform better and even assists students with certain mental and social issues become more integrated.
So, I have been in this program (based in Chicago, however I work in