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Which founding father are you most like?
#41
The aristocracy kept their genealogies  -- at least the male part. Mennonites were surprisingly good at keeping records (I found that the typical marriage involving the Old Order Amish involves about fourth cousins).  

Illiterate peasants rarely kept theirs.  After all, they might be related to the Lord of the Manor. Droit du seigneur and all that.

Persians? I would not be surprised if Armenian, Byzantine, or Georgian ancestors on occasion got Persian wives in 'hostage' dealing; basically it was easier to keep a peace treaty if recent enemies had married into each others' families.
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool" -- William Shakespeare, As You Like It, V.i


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#42
John Adams:

Quote:You are the brains behind the throne! Unassuming, quiet, and industrious, your talents and contributions tend to be overlooked and the glory goes to your more flamboyant and attention-seeking colleagues. You believe strongly in traditional family values. Your natural shyness means that you prefer to work behind the scenes, but you do occasionally become paranoid that others are stealing the credit for your work. You are a courageous and generous person who believes strongly in traditional family values, but you often find yourself distanced from those you love due to your commitment to your work.

Not an idealist, but I'm okay with a reactive. Reasonable accuracy in the description.
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#43
(03-08-2017, 02:01 PM)Kinser79 Wrote: Mostly what I see here is the same old Boomers beating their same old dead horses.  I'm not surprised really about that though.  I think with a few exceptions they haven't had an original thought in their head since they burned out their last brain cell in the 70s.

Hey!  Some of us just filled up all our brain cells with knowledge.  That leaves no space for original thought!
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(04-26-2017, 10:34 PM)Warren Dew Wrote: John Adams:

Quote:You are the brains behind the throne! Unassuming, quiet, and industrious, your talents and contributions tend to be overlooked and the glory goes to your more flamboyant and attention-seeking colleagues. You believe strongly in traditional family values. Your natural shyness means that you prefer to work behind the scenes, but you do occasionally become paranoid that others are stealing the credit for your work. You are a courageous and generous person who believes strongly in traditional family values, but you often find yourself distanced from those you love due to your commitment to your work.

Not an idealist, but I'm okay with a reactive.  Reasonable accuracy in the description.

IOW, you're a Jonser then. Likewise, I'm okay with being a Prophet. It goes both ways in the Jones zone. Cool
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(03-08-2017, 02:01 PM)Kinser79 Wrote:
(03-08-2017, 12:57 PM)SomeGuy Wrote: Yeah, I am strongly considering taking another extended "break", once I wrap up a couple of conversations.  There is little intelligent conversation taking place here.

There's been a severe degradation of the conversation level since the old forum was taken down.  The Regeneracy hasn't helped either.  I think a lot of people here were expecting something other than what happened.  

Mostly what I see here is the same old Boomers beating their same old dead horses.  I'm not surprised really about that though.  I think with a few exceptions they haven't had an original thought in their head since they burned out their last brain cell in the 70s.

The remaining Xers are all fairly intelligent hence why I periodically check in.  Also I'm interested in the development of Generation Z (for lack of a better term, since I never liked Homelander).  It seems that they are socially libertarian and fiscally conservative.

And I even have some hope for the Millies here.  They will either recognize that identity politics applies to everyone or no one.

If it is the later the oppression Olympics become total bullshit (which they always were), if the former then space must be made for white identitarian and straight identitarian politics.

Kinser, my friend. Here's the scoop. For each action, there's an equal and opposite reaction. GUFU [grand unified force of the universe ] states it so.  I dunno if I'm a Boomer/Nomad to be honest. I think I sort of flit from one gen to another. I'll be the first to admit that my home decade is the 1970's. I'm either a young Boomer or old X'er.  If you're a cusper and I think you're a X/Millie cusper myself, FWIW.  Wrt, "identity politics, the whole scene is lame, ' case cause most folks here already know, I'm a "Euro-MENA-Native-American", man.  I have all of the "cred". I love it when Milo lampoons political correctness.  So, am I a X'er in your view or a weirded out Boomer who has a penchant for weed or a Nomad wrt trouble making? OTHH, am I a Prophet who exalts the green agenda? As for the ultimate agenda, I do support the breaking of eggs to make an omelet. I'm a cusper , like you. I also agree with you that identity politics is useless. Big Grin
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(04-26-2017, 11:46 PM)Ragnarök_62 Wrote:
(03-08-2017, 02:01 PM)Kinser79 Wrote:
(03-08-2017, 12:57 PM)SomeGuy Wrote: Yeah, I am strongly considering taking another extended "break", once I wrap up a couple of conversations.  There is little intelligent conversation taking place here.

There's been a severe degradation of the conversation level since the old forum was taken down.  The Regeneracy hasn't helped either.  I think a lot of people here were expecting something other than what happened.  

Mostly what I see here is the same old Boomers beating their same old dead horses.  I'm not surprised really about that though.  I think with a few exceptions they haven't had an original thought in their head since they burned out their last brain cell in the 70s.

The remaining Xers are all fairly intelligent hence why I periodically check in.  Also I'm interested in the development of Generation Z (for lack of a better term, since I never liked Homelander).  It seems that they are socially libertarian and fiscally conservative.

And I even have some hope for the Millies here.  They will either recognize that identity politics applies to everyone or no one.

If it is the later the oppression Olympics become total bullshit (which they always were), if the former then space must be made for white identitarian and straight identitarian politics.

Kinser, my friend. Here's the scoop. For each action, there's an equal and opposite reaction. GUFU [grand unified force of the universe ] states it so.  I dunno if I'm a Boomer/Nomad to be honest. I think I sort of flit from one gen to another. I'll be the first to admit that my home decade is the 1970's. I'm either a young Boomer or old X'er.  If you're a cusper and I think you're a X/Millie cusper myself, FWIW.  Wrt, "identity politics, the whole scene is lame, ' case cause most folks here already know, I'm a "Euro-MENA-Native-American", man.  I have all of the "cred". I love it when Milo lampoons political correctness.  So, am I a X'er in your view or a weirded out Boomer who has a penchant for weed or a Nomad wrt trouble making? OTHH, am I a Prophet who exalts the green agenda? As for the ultimate agenda, I do support the breaking of eggs to make an omelet. I'm a cusper , like you. I also agree with you that identity politics is useless. Big Grin

As much as there were some stereotypes of Xers being a bunch of coke snorting, beer guzzling anti-hippies with the fashy hairdos ... in reality ... weed ruled. Especially during the 80s.
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(03-08-2017, 02:01 PM)Kinser79 Wrote:
(03-08-2017, 12:57 PM)SomeGuy Wrote: Yeah, I am strongly considering taking another extended "break", once I wrap up a couple of conversations.  There is little intelligent conversation taking place here.

There's been a severe degradation of the conversation level since the old forum was taken down.  The Regeneracy hasn't helped either.  I think a lot of people here were expecting something other than what happened.

It's not a regeneracy if a majority rejects it. The rise of Donald Trump would be a regeneracy if we had Americans giving more than reigned acceptance. "Wait 'til 2018" and "Wait 'til 2020" are not expressions of a Regeneracy. The next President (unless Mike Pence through the death, resignation, or disability of Trump) will bring about the Regeneracy. A Regeneracy might exist even if it is evil, as with Hitler.

Quote:Mostly what I see here is the same old Boomers beating their same old dead horses.  I'm not surprised really about that though.  I think with a few exceptions they haven't had an original thought in their head since they burned out their last brain cell in the 70s.

Boomers are not the majority on this Forum.  Does the AARP have Forums?


Quote:The remaining Xers are all fairly intelligent hence why I periodically check in.  Also I'm interested in the development of Generation Z (for lack of a better term, since I never liked Homelander).  It seems that they are socially libertarian and fiscally conservative.

As a True Believer, Viktor Ippolitovich Komarovsky, you aren't the sort that Adaptive/Artist/New Silent will like.

Quote:And I even have some hope for the Millies here.  They will either recognize that identity politics applies to everyone or no one.

"I am white" is the least-valid manifestation of identity politics in America. There are plenty of white losers, and voting for Donald Trump shows them as such. Middle-class blacks generally seek to elevate poor blacks, and middle-class Hispanics seek to elevate poor Hispanics.  Middle-class white people generally do little for poor whites.

Quote: If it is the later the oppression Olympics become total bullshit (which they always were), if the former then space must be made for white identitarian and straight identitarian politics.

Let's all work to end oppression of any kind, including the genuine oppression (some of it self-inflicted) of poor white people whom our system has served badly. Some of the poorest communities in America are lily-white. Middle-class blacks, Hispanics, and Asians are not oppressed people in America.
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool" -- William Shakespeare, As You Like It, V.i


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