No Intellect Please: We're Wargamers.

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Re: No Intellect Please: We're Wargamers.

Postby Ditto Tango 2 3 » Thu May 17, 2018 10:20 pm

Levied Troop wrote:
Ditto Tango 2 3 wrote:One thing is that everything you do in peacetime involves being assessed. I'm sure you didn't have a senior NCO or officer or camp counsellor breathing down your neck in the same canoe or one close by with a clipboard literally watching every move you make and assessing you.


Interesting essay, I’ll try and find time to understand it. But just picking out that point, cleary you’re behind the technology curve in jobs these days. Try being a picker in an Amazon warehouse where you’re monitored on how fast you walk (running is a sackable offence) and how many picks you make every minute of every shift. Three failures to make the grade and you are out.


I thought of that too while I was writing that. It’s a similar thing but worse than what I went through because, from what I understand of it, is that the very hectic part of Amazon evaluation does not stop.
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Re: No Intellect Please: We're Wargamers.

Postby Ditto Tango 2 3 » Thu May 17, 2018 10:26 pm

Roger Federer wrote:Tell you what, DT, I used to help out the local tennis academy.
It was an intense experience - day in/day out working with those respectable middle class kids and their attractive flirtatious mothers.
We would start as early as 10am and work all the way through to 12.30 and then have lunch - perhaps a glass of squash and a tuna salad - and then be back at it at 1.30 and work solidly until 4pm. It wasn't just me, there was a team of 4 of us, and after lessons we'd have to put all the equipment away and the groundsman would do the rounds to ensure all was present and correct for the members who would come along in the evening. You can imagine how strict they were!
I've told my friends who were in the armed forces about it but they don't really know what it was like. How could they? I've had jobs since but it wasn't the same, it took me ages to get out of the habit of not smiling knowingly at female colleagues. I guess you wouldn't understand, you weren't there. You don't know what it was like. I hated it and yet it was the most informative experience of my life, you just don't get that ambivalence and conflict in the armed forces.


Have I made the point, DT? DO you get what bollocks you're talking now?


Do you get that you’re making a cancerous rhinoceros’s prolapsed ass of yourself? I’m not saying anything at all about “you don’t get it”. Try reading this part again:

Maybe the concept of "you wouldn't know if you weren't there" is unfair.

Others had declared there was no difference. I was trying to point out where there was an awful lot that was the same and what the differences were.

You fucking rancid toe cheese with some flicked off dead foot skin for a brain.
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Re: No Intellect Please: We're Wargamers.

Postby Bronshtein » Thu May 17, 2018 10:31 pm

See - another discourse to the metanarrative. :D
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Re: No Intellect Please: We're Wargamers.

Postby JJCH nli » Thu May 17, 2018 11:19 pm

I suppose what it all boils down to is ‘Do wargamers love their children too?’



* Thank you Sting. One of the largely unheralded public intellectuals of the post-enlightenment age.

** No Bill, not in a Paedo Doug from TNP sort of way. Settle!
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Re: No Intellect Please: We're Wargamers.

Postby rebelyell2006 » Thu May 17, 2018 11:49 pm

My children? I'm pretty sure none of those condoms broke...
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Re: No Intellect Please: We're Wargamers.

Postby Macunaima » Fri May 18, 2018 12:15 am

Ditto Tango 2 3 wrote:
Macunaima wrote:
I am not saying things are the SAME, DT. I AM saying that hardly any of what you just wrote, perhaps none of it, is impossible to understand for someone who didn’t go through it. You can clearly express what all those things are. I can clearly imagine them and, for most of them, there are analogous processes in my life that I can use to relate to your experiences.



I think you missed the part where I agreed 100% with you. What I was trying to do was point out to some who were saying there’s no difference.


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Re: No Intellect Please: We're Wargamers.

Postby General Paranoia » Fri May 18, 2018 12:33 am

rebelyell2006 wrote:My children? I'm pretty sure none of those condoms broke...


Speaking of condoms, he's been rather quiet lately. Did you break him too?
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Re: No Intellect Please: We're Wargamers.

Postby Levied Troop » Fri May 18, 2018 7:48 am

Oh no you don’t. I see what you’re trying to do there General and you are not going to try that old ritual of raising the dead by repeating their name three times. Condom’s long gone, let it go man, move on.
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Re: No Intellect Please: We're Wargamers.

Postby Bronshtein » Fri May 18, 2018 2:18 pm

I am a confirmed atheist and know that your superstitious nonsense is just that - but please fuck off to another thread before mentioning the name again.
You know.
Just in case.
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Re: No Intellect Please: We're Wargamers.

Postby rebelyell2006 » Fri May 18, 2018 3:25 pm

Let's talk about our children, or our lack thereof.
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