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Awesome: 'Arizona: College is only for the rich and athletes' by Kipling217

Kipling217Kipling217 Registered User regular
edited February 2012 in [2008-2012] Awesome Posts?
  Gaddez likes this Post written by Kipling217
about two years ago
"Kipling succinctly points out the flaws in Nomads views."
And you want the rest of the world to follow your silly goose ways.

Seljuk leaders used to be fucking statesmen and conquers chosen not by their heritage, but by their actions on the field of battle. They forged the tribal structure you worship out of nothing and all they got to show for it is you...

They would weep at their misfortune.

Communicating from the last of the Babylon Stations.

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  • Indica1Indica1 Registered User regular
    Um, that's not really sufficient context.


    If the president had any real power, he'd be able to live wherever the fuck he wanted.
  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    It's difficult to fit sufficient context in when somebody burns TheNomadicCircle. However, if you've followed his posts in D&D, you'll likely agree this is an excellent burn worthy of a good 3-4 stars.

    To give some idea, here's a couple of quotes taken from the same thread that lead up to Kipling's post.
    Lolken wrote: »
    Let's take this hypothetical:

    Two students are up for a place in Any State University. One is from a lower/middle class background. He'll need scholarships and grants to be able to afford to attend. Throughout high school he worked his ass off, saved up some money by working part time, took some dual enrollment courses, did some extracurriculars, and got a 3.7 GPA.

    Student 2 is a rich kid, did well in school but not fantastic, and doesn't quite have the grades to get in on his own merits. Let's say he also played a sport and maybe was in a club or something. Took some upper level classes, was a solid B- student. But he's also the heir apparent to a big corporation and will one day be responsible for taking care of that corporation because his father won't hear of appointing a CEO from outside of the paternal line.

    We should let which student in?

    Student one should seek the route of patronage/adoption to get further in life. Otherwise having a student in massive debt is not what a society needs.

    Student two should be automatically let in not only because he can afford it but because the nations wealth depends on his success.

    This is the kind of reasoning that explains why you're in Canada studying, and why no one in particular is looking forward to his scholarship at Astana (or Tashkent, or Ashgabat, or Bishkek) University. Not because of your elitism, which, against the majority of the boards, I'm all in favor of; but because of the nature of your elitism, the kind of elitism based in blood, not in actions. Student 1 is a brilliant fellow, while student 2 is completely average - and his father is the silliest of all gooses. It's a shame that one brilliant Turkmen who was born in the lower classes can't afford the chance you're having, a chance that's apparently been wasted on a would-be Seljuk sultan who studies only to further his own prejudices and his own - unfairly - exalted social position.

    It's a shame that one brilliant Turkmen who was born in the lower classes can't afford the chance you're having, a chance that's apparently been wasted on a would-be Seljuk sultan who studies only to further his own prejudices and his own - unfairly - exalted social position.

    That is life, some remain herders others own the flocks.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    Basically: He's a sociopath.

    He claims to be a Turkmen living in Canada to get an education and detests western culture because it's heathenish. Previous gems include talking on a cellphone in the middle of a movie because he paid money and it's Ramadan and he's got some fucking dates to sell.

    And that he will murder me and sell my sister into slavery after raping her. Or something like that.

  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    I remember the cell phone thing, but somehow I missed his comments on your family Bowen.
    Dude's just not right in the head.

    see317 on
    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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