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The ESMB Unpopular Opinions Thread

Discussion in 'General Scientology Discussion' started by Alanzo, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    That was just an excuse not to talk about smacking your ass.

  2. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    I'm quite the opposite, I just bang out the first load of old garbage that springs to mind on a subject and then, two weeks later, cringe as I re-read it and wonder what the fuck I was thinking when I wrote it. :biggrin:
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  3. Emma

    Emma Con te partirĂ² Administrator

    Then I think Sir, you should probably go bowling.
  4. Emma

    Emma Con te partirĂ² Administrator

    Please tell me you have pants on right now.
  5. He-man

    He-man Hero extraordinary

    I do now, since I'm going to a customers site and I am getting ready for that. :D
  6. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    Coincidentally I am going out very soon for some hours, driving (well, being driven) to somewhere on the coast nearby called Amble. Never been there.

    I'll be back. :)

  7. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    OK, see ya later Arnie. :biggrin:
  8. scientia

    scientia Patron

    There are various degrees of "radicalisation." Various opportunities to "buy in" to the next level. Not everyone has enough information/education to make a well-reasoned decision, especially in environments where social influence and peer pressure are in force. (Did you ever watch Derren Brown's The Push?)

    Maybe MR is "a special kind of person." Maybe it's just a coincidence he was also the most beaten.

    Where does responsibility ultimately lie? Are these behavioural patterns self-created or conditioned? It's a fascinating question. I don't think anyone can answer it without at least acknowledging the environment that encourages/permits their festering.
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  9. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Many people (myself included) spend time in the forum because there's many postings I like and/or find funny.

    There's occasions when I post things and don't give a rats clacker whether people like it or not. I'm just expressing my opinion.

    Other times, yes, I do try to post things that people will like or will find funny. Is that a crime? :ohmy:

    I get what you're saying about interruptions, but if @HelluvaHoax! or anyone else posts something in a thread in response to another poster (and it is on-topic, or a response to a post) I'm not sure if I agree that that is an interruption. Criticism of someone else's viewpoint in the forum is allowed. And if someone consistently does it in a way you don't like than you can utilize the ignore button for that individual. No one is forcing you to read his postings.

    Speaking of interruptions, Alanzo probably saw my criticism of one of his posts here in the 'Unpopular Opinion' thread as an interruption, as he set a rule that forbid such criticism for the thread. And some may agree with him, which is OK of course, because it would increase the unpopularity of my opinions on the unpopular opinion thread. :cool:
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  10. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    The guy driving had wanted to check out the holiday trailer park shown in the top photo, regarding a job selling the things, which was mainly why we went to Amble. He decided not to apply. It's pure coincidence the board is in the photo -- I just wanted a photo of the dull high street, and didn't notice what was on the board until now.

    I took a few other photos, but it didn't make the place look much better. I guess it's an old fishing village.



    We had lunch, paying with a voucher I'd just bought in the car park for crypto (DASH). Heh. I like smartphones.

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  11. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    I see they anticipated your arrival and hung out some bunting for you Paul. :biggrin:
  12. F.Bullbait

    F.Bullbait Oh, a wise guy,eh?

    Ass smacking would be in the 'popular' thread in some circles...

  13. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    He-Man wrote:

    That's my tribe, too, He-Man.

    Free Fucking People.
  14. He-man

    He-man Hero extraordinary

    Then start acting with a level of decency and respect. Threat others like you want to be threatened.

    No wait.
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  15. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    Unpopular Opinion: ESMB really knows how to go off-topic these days.
  16. He-man

    He-man Hero extraordinary

    Always did. Not an unpopular opinion at all I'd say. In fact I think it's accepted common knowledge. what would ESMB be without some juvenile banter at the end of the day after all? You used to partake, did you not?
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  17. Terril park

    Terril park Sponsor

    I like him in Live Die Repeat and Repeat. its an excellent
    sci fi movie and has Emily Blunt. I still think his best acting
    was Risky Business.
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  18. Terril park

    Terril park Sponsor

    I always did well with these actions. But never
    had anything enforced. As opposed to a friends friend
    who joined SO and spent 4 months doing O/W write
    ups when a teenager.
  19. Tanchi

    Tanchi Patron with Honors

    I have another one. Gerry Armstrong puzzles me. I am fully aware of the whistle he blew, but in the interview with Spanky Taylor, he dodged certain questions about what cargo went on the ship. His answer was cigarettes, but his eyes rolled around when he said it.

    His open letter video criticism of each new book, with a point by point takedown is just puzzling to me. Most of his videos are filmed in a library with Hubbards books.
    I've seen folks in FB groups shouted down for asking.
  20. pineapple

    pineapple Silver Meritorious Patron

    I'm astonished that you feel you got the most gains out of O/W writeups.

    I never felt this was anything but an effort to make the person feel guilty and degraded. It was implied that since you were the kind of person who would commit such horrible acts, you desperately needed the "tech" to straighten you out. Maybe if you kept your mouth shut and did what you were told you might get it. You had no right to question anything because you were so degraded.

    Most of the time I didn't even feel the things I was writing were real overts. They were just things that are supposed to be overts in scn. They weren't things I really thought were wrong. Sometimes I had to desperately search for things to write up because I knew I was supposed to have overts.

    Writing up O/W's was one of those things I never liked, but went along with because I felt I had to. "Case gain" I feel I got from it: ZERO.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019