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Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-06-10T07:23:41.614Z

That is decent of you, sir.

Nonetheless, I do not believe that this is the place for me. I support and admire your mission of raising the Rationality Waterline, but I am a man who belongs in the trenches. Best I can do is use your Dark Side teachings, and send the occasional padwan in your direction to learn the Vicious Arts.

Grant me your prayers as I fight against the insufferable Good within the world.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-06-10T07:17:35.505Z

Oh, believe me, I shit the bed on this.

I was still all ornery from the last time here; I let that get into my blood, and overreacted. I've only recently attained any internet prominence, and this was my first time experiencing hate. Despite all the mental preparations... I reacted poorly.

I prefer to own my failures, however; I fucked up three weeks ago. Anyone can see that.

As I said to another commenter - I suspect that I am better as a beacon for rationality, pointing new pilgrims to his place, than I am a member of the community.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T16:34:30.107Z

I just apologized. F5 the page.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T16:20:58.164Z

I was too much of an asshole; here it is in comment form.

I'm taking a 24 hour break, thom. I was over worked up, and I let it spill into this comment thread, overreacting to what people said.

I've probably acted like a jerk. not completely devoid of purpose, but a jerk nonetheless. I'd like to apologize for all of that. I had no call to be so rude to all of you.

Gah. I suppose I should repost this to the top.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T16:11:25.442Z

Delete: hopefully nobody saw that.

I'm taking a 24 hour break, thom. I was over worked up, and I let it spill into this comment thread, overreacting to what people said.

I've probably acted like a jerk. not completely devoid of purpose, but a jerk nonetheless. I'd like to apologize for all of that. I had no call to be so rude to all of youl

Gah. I suppose I should repost this to the top.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T15:41:05.548Z

Protect your ego! Insult the outsider! Even if he's been here longer than you...

Clearly he is a fascist.

Listen: are you a man with integrity or not? Address the video I posted. I rewrote the intro and others on here have a transcript. You have no excuses to continue the personal attack. Either address my argument... or make fun of me, and get rep points.

The prior will make you smarter; the latter will get you closer to getting laid.


Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T15:36:44.456Z

That's rassist!

Also, far less rational than you ought to pride yourself on being; but I didn't expect rationality from LessWrong, so I'm not disappointed!

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T15:31:50.577Z

But can't one do all three?

Sometimes the truth can only be spoken through ugliness and riddles. I am Tyrion Lannister. You're breaking my heart, GLaDOS. At best, I hoped to find Bronn in this LW company of rascals - and then I saw Shae. Beautiful, woundrous, Shae; her mere being an argument to right myself, to be a better man... and now Shae speaks against me?

Should I apologize for the nature of my being? A man of pure fire, hate, truth, and humour? Should I wreck it all?

For you?

Would you still love me if I did all that? Would anyone love me?

Better to remain a misfit...

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T15:19:37.581Z

Remind me, JoshuaZ - who is the Pretntious Writer who captilizes Truth and Many Other Words, and has subcribers... and who is the pretentious prick who comments upon standards of writing behaviour?

You can burn in hell; GLaDOS is a bloody lady, and sexy as the day is long. She has class and internet bearing - something you clearly lack. I also suspect that you do not own a motorcycle. If you did, you'd be giving me an internet high-five, bro, and we'd be rocking out on skype, like True Men. Instead you argue with me about something that has no bearing to the topic at hand.

I detect someone who seeks reputation points.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:56:56.924Z

You need to pick a side. Shit disturbing is only successful for so long.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:56:01.979Z

I read unintentional sarcasm.

Your response: Appreciated. :)

I'm not a complete bastard!

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:53:58.613Z

GLaDOS, you are the first girl-computer to give me a bRoner.

The mind truly is the sexy organ, even for a playa like myself.

I may have to trust you to post the videos full of Truth in the future; I have three more posts, tops, before I burn out of karma. You must post them, while decrying me as a monster! That is how the fates say it must be.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:49:43.599Z

So... race realists who argue that Asians have higher IQs than whites are racist against Asians...

cough strawman cough

Not to mention it completely ignores the video which (I suspect) confused your inferior brain.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:47:13.736Z

I fail at subtelty understanding.

If you read the comments on the video, it's pretty clear who I'm talking about.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:45:12.350Z

I was incredibly polite on the last debate; I still got downvoted.

Above, I see a morally righteous coward - somebody who should be an anathema to LW - and he's getting up votes. It doesn't matter what I say; I am destined to failure for not saying what I OUGHT to.

This place likes to pretend that it's counter-norm, but it parrots the university line at the drop of a hat.

Note that the argument on my video isn't the video itself - it's whether the video is appropriate or not. Perfect soviet doublespeak. 3 years ago this place would have loved challenging information.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:39:43.549Z

And given that I'm one of those incredibly evil people - what is my attitude towards blacks?

Almost seems like I give a shit about them...

I actually did this video because one of my black subscribers challenged me; I needed to take a stance. He's in complete agreement, from his comments.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:37:06.156Z

OMG, you're serious! Or an epic troll.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:36:39.200Z


Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:36:11.521Z

EDIT: In case you didn't notice, I'm not arguing for race realism - my introductory remarks state that I don't get it. However, I'm arguing against the egalitarian premise. You attack the premises I supposedly hold - what's your explanation of 2.2 billion dollars failing to achieve anything?

I cite and link that fact - and reference the Colour of Crime study, which I do not link, but is easably searchable.

Can you explain either of these? Or... is it just racism that's behind it all?

My theory fits the facts. Your theory is comfortable, and fits the political will.


Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:29:55.653Z

I agree.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:29:38.790Z

You and I are in agreement, but I suspect this post will break LW; I have very little respect for the supposed 'rationality' here. I think it's on par with the rationality Galileo ran into.

The law in question is the "Human Rights Tribunal" in Canada, who recognize the right not to be offended. Look up "Ezra Levant" on youtube, to see the filthy fascists being told off by a jew for once. ;)

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:25:59.938Z

Gold medal for being a true rationalist!

You filthy degenerate hypocrite.

Google Davis Aurini; that's me. It's fucking scary posting this sort of shit, and I'm an ex-desciple of Eliezer. I'm doing my damndest to speak the Truth, even when it's unpopular; what do you do? You down vote.

Go present an argument, you faggot.*

*I've also had more gay sex than you ever will.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:22:27.591Z

I think the leather jacket makes me look fat.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:21:04.587Z

From what I gather (as I said in the video, I am NOT a social scientist) it's based upon victims surveys; not racist cops inflating the stats, but victims reporting who committed the crime.

And given that the majority of crim is intrAracial, this is pretty definitive.

FringeElements breaks down the data rather well in "make the world flat." He does make a couple of errors, and I'm sure you could criticize him for hours... or you could check out the FBI survey I mentioned.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:17:42.417Z

Ok, how do you guys do that?

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:16:28.552Z

So my video is a waste of his time because it lacks description (which I added when somebody who was polite pointed out my error), but it is worth three comments decrying it, without an actual viewing?

Please; I was not the asshole in that situation.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:13:10.363Z

30 minutes after posting I rewrote it to provide an abstract; you may not have seen that.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:06:09.558Z

Well, I'm one of the last goddamned cowboys in cowtown. Why shouldn't I wear it? The motorcycle helmet isn't photogenic.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T14:05:04.764Z

GLaDOS, I just outed myself as an evil racist; LW's hate is a warm glow. :)

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T13:54:21.880Z

I needed a change of scene. Maybe I'll take my hat off every so often, I can use that to emphasize a point, right?

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T13:51:53.072Z

Perhaps I've misjudged you.

The battles over on my channel - if you ignore the white nationalists - are largely about survival of civilization, followed secondarily by the survival of the political state.

But overtop of those the debate is mainly whether we should have a state. I'm not even herding cats - I'm just talking to them.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T13:45:44.225Z

Greatly appreciated, friend.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T13:41:40.252Z

Is there an upvote for "written and video forms are different"?

I do both, you know; but with something as ballsy as admitting race realism, I wanted to do it face first and in speech. Technichally I broke the law in Canada by posting this video; I at least want my face showing while I do it.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T13:37:03.522Z

What, defend me? Well that'd be a first.

So you write a two paragraph essay talking about how idiotic I am, and then you watch the video? Spare me. You attack me repeatedly on deep comment threads, where few men tread, while openly strawmanning me on the first post, where all see.

You are the perfect illustraion of intellectual dishonesty - and the perfect avatar for the second least likely cult to form.

Prove me wrong; upvote the video that you supposedly don't hate. Or downvote it, and maintain your position of local power.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T13:32:44.795Z

I've been gang-banged on LW for being politically incorrect before (ironically on a thread about politically incorrect ideas...); I deserve your sheesh.

And now that I actually read through your comment... yeah, it did the same to me. ctrl+click new window, but I suppose that's too late.

Sorry. :S I meant for the video to be embedded.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T13:29:15.604Z

Ah, so that 200 word abstract wasn't abstract enough for you?

I bust my ass to make videos that are both entertaining and informative, but -- the one time I post a relevant video to LW, it's not acceptable because I didn't provie army1987 (who, btw, never served) a bloody transcript?

You are more entitled than Paris Hilton.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T13:25:28.684Z

You are the soul of charity, GLaDOS.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T13:24:04.605Z

Obscurantism, and reference to authors who would have spit on you in real life, gives you thumbs up.

You are a pathetic intellectual coward, snidely denouncing those who go against the cultural stream, while anonymously quoting authors who had the courage to criticize the status quo.

Your contempt for me gives me an erection.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T13:19:29.414Z

"Since the beginning"? I've been here longer than you, pal; I just don't get off on the politics, and post rarely.

Don't try and pull some contemporary social norm as Status; if I fucked up with my lack of description, tell me! I admitted my error, and corrected it; do you have a real complaint, or are you just trying to prove that your IQ is 2 inches longer than mine?

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T13:13:17.698Z

Or, alternatively - don't watch the fucking thing if you don't like videos.

The world is not built for you; some people like videos. That's why I write, and videologue.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T13:11:44.165Z

Yup, I agree; somebody that put's their face and voice onto their opinions is clearly a faggot.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T13:10:40.966Z

I deeply apologize for tricking you into watching a video with my link to a youtube video.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T13:06:33.631Z

I apologize profusely for not going through the effort of writing an entire transcript for you.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T12:56:47.857Z

And who are you again?

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T12:02:11.821Z

GLaDOS said the same, but politely. I expanded the description.

You could have been nicer.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T12:01:22.770Z

Downvoted for calling a hostile response to a hostile response hostile.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T11:45:26.886Z

Sexy GLaDOS, I've done transcription myself, and I know that it's no fun - but a few comments suggest that a transcript would be desired.

If it's easy for you - if you think the video deserves it - then it might be much appreciated.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T11:31:58.715Z

Video and audio (AM radio) are a very difficult forms of rhetoric; done right, it's information and entertainment. Done wrong...

Aren't you glad that I started out with EY?

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T11:16:16.961Z

Then send GLaDOS $5 and have her transcript it.

Have you done transcription? it's a pain in the ass. Put this video on while you make breakfast, if you want, or don't watch or read it at all. I put it here because I thought you'd find it interesting; if listening to a video while you cook food is too much for you, please don't trouble yourself for my sake.

Comment by Aurini on [deleted post] 2012-05-11T10:49:25.989Z

I appreciate the clarification. :) My bad - I'm surprised to hear that that is a problem, but that is life, eh?

I rewrote the description. What do you think? I don't want you to go to all the effort of doing a transcript; I suspect it might take longer than the video itself (with all the false starts, etc). But I will not say no to it, either. Do you think it's still necessary?