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    I've recently come to consider despite the woeful limitations of what have proven to be my determined enemies (see http://yggdraunion.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:Rants_thread and http://yggdraunion.wikia.com/wiki/Speculations), that I have no pity at all for them. Rather, I see their decrept minds as virii in the collective +Fe atmosphere, to be fought against and if possible, extinguished. Like virii their prospects are as limited as their psyches... that I can tell, they exist only to afflict the larger human organism.

    Should I pity people for not having the belief in the human spirit that I do? For always living in fear or seeing the world as a harsh place? Why should I, when they are the sources of the fear? It is not a matter of a malleable environment, but of an internal disposition that will find SOMETHING to hate about the environment no matter what. They aren't victims of the world: they alone have the potential within them to be the great oppressors, the destroyers... it's an endless cycle of hate producing hate... the earlier generation foisting their contempt for tolerance and civility on the later generation, creating the hatred anew. In the end, only the disposition themselves should be blamed.

    Should I feel the slightest bit of remorse for these people who are not only destined to a tragic fate, but are their own arbiters thereof?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcaudilllg View Post
    I've recently come to consider despite the woeful limitations of what have proven to be my determined enemies (see ), that I have no pity at all for them. Rather, I see their decrept minds as virii in the collective +Fe atmosphere, to be fought against and if possible, extinguished. Like virii their prospects are as limited as their psyches... that I can tell, they exist only to afflict the larger human organism.

    Should I pity people for not having the belief in the human spirit that I do? For always living in fear or seeing the world as a harsh place? Why should I, when they are the sources of the fear? It is not a matter of a malleable environment, but of an internal disposition that will find SOMETHING to hate about the environment no matter what. They aren't victims of the world: they alone have the potential within them to be the great oppressors, the destroyers... it's an endless cycle of hate producing hate... the earlier generation foisting their contempt for tolerance and civility on the later generation, creating the hatred anew. In the end, only the disposition themselves should be blamed.

    Should I feel the slightest bit of remorse for these people who are not only destined to a tragic fate, but are their own arbiters thereof?
    Are you being rhetorical (in the sense of not looking for an answer) or seriously seeking input?
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    You seem to forget SEE or not, they are people.

    Their "decrept minds" are not "virii". They have different values and viewpoints. They deserve to be on this rock as much as you or I.
    "Those who make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities..."

    - Voltaire

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    It sounds like you might be trying to create a conflict in yourself and with others over something which doesn't exist. Save your energy for other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LokiVanguard View Post
    You seem to forget SEE or not, they are people.

    Their "decrept minds" are not "virii". They have different values and viewpoints. They deserve to be on this rock as much as you or I.
    SEE has nothing to do with it. I forgot to include links to who I was talking about. See them. It's the 199.*** IP person, who I've typed as ISFj.

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    You obviously have no idea what I'm talking about. Unless you want to learn (and you should read through my articles on Wikisocion and in Non-socionics type theories should you desire such) then it doesn't concern you and you should stay out of it.

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    I'm sorry, I meant Fe.
    "Those who make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities..."

    - Voltaire

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcaudilllg View Post
    Should I feel the slightest bit of remorse for these people who are not only destined to a tragic fate, but are their own arbiters thereof?
    Why, why, why, does the inevitable always seem inevitable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subterranean View Post
    Why, why, why, does the inevitable always seem inevitable?
    Because it's inevitable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elro View Post
    Because it's inevitable.
    But, even if that is true, why should we pity those who deserve pity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subterranean View Post
    But, even if that is true, why should we pity those who deserve pity?
    Because they're pitiful!
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    @tcaudlllig

    If your referring to an ISFj then why do you write about it as 'people'? And yes you should have posted your links.

    If you are wanting me to stay out fair enough, but why on earth would you then put it on a public forum?

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    Isn't tcaudilllg begging the question?

    If people are destined to be assholes, then they should be pitied, because they can't help it.

    If people have agency in their assholery, then they should be pitied, because they clearly acting according to different principles to you! Heaven knows, they might actually be acting reasonably!

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    I'd say B
    "Those who make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities..."

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    I think he's working out something in his head... and sort of going overboard with it.

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    Nakba Day (Arabic: يوم النكبة yawm al-nakba15 May) is the annual day of commemoration by Palestinian Arabs of the anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.[1][2] Palestinians “use it to commemorate the dispossession of hundreds of thousands of their people who were made homeless as Israel was born.” [3] Events in Palestine during the British mandate prior to Israel's declaration of independence, as well as the 1948 Arab-Israeli War that erupted following the invasion by neighbouring Arab states, resulted in the flight or expulsion of an estimated 700,000 Palestinian refugees, [4] and the destruction and abandonment of up to 418 Palestinian villages. [5] Palestinian Arabs call these events al-Nakba ("the catastrophe"). [6]
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    Sweden was originally a plural form of Swede and is a so-called "back-formation", from Old English Sweoðeod, which meant "people of the Swedes" (Old Norse Svíþjóð, Latin Suetidi). This word is derived from Sweon/Sweonas (Old Norse Sviar, Latin Suiones). As the name for the country itself, Sweden is borrowed from Dutch Zweden, which is probably the dative case of Zwede. It appeared in Scots during the 17th century in forms such as Swethin and Swadne. Before this, Sweden was called Swedeland, and in Old English it was called Sweoland (see Svealand) or Sweorice (Old Norse Sviariki, which is an older form of the modern Swedish name for the country, Sverige).
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    Towards the end of the 15th century, the form had changed to Swerighe both in Swedish and Danish, like bakare ("baker") to bagare and mik ("me") to mig. Finally in the 17th century, forms such as Swerghe and Swirghe appeared. Gustavus Adolphus used the form Swirge.
    Today, the pronunciation has changed the form further and it is pronounced /ˈsvær.jə/ in modern Swedish, while the late medieval form Sverige is used in writing.
    Much is made about the difference between the medieval forms Svearike and Sverige. Although, medieval Swedes were unlikely to see it as anything else but a matter of pronunciation. There is, however, an alternative hypothesis, first proposed by Ivar Modéer, and later popularized by the Swedish author Jan Guillou that the form is a loan from the Danish form of Sverike (Sverige). The objective is to separate the two forms as two different concepts, and today Svearike has formal connotations, and may even be used to treat Iron Age-Medieval Svearike as a different nation from the later Sverige.
    Notably, a naming that stems from a completely different root is the one used in some Finno-Ugric languages, in Finnish Ruotsi, in Estonian Rootsi, etc..

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    Coleman Square is the small plaza at the Howard Beach-JFK station on the IND Rockaway Line of the New York City Subway (served by the A train) and the AirTrain JFK station in the neighborhood of Howard Beach, Queens. Officially, it is the Bernard Coleman Memorial Square, and there is a memorial to Servicemen from Howard Beach who died in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
    Stores include a pizza place, Chinese restaurant, barber shop, beauty salon, deli and butcher, dry cleaners, taxi stand, convenience store, liquor store, pub, laundromat, hardware store, and a bagel store. Specifically, some of these are:
    • The Rail, Pub
    • Sal's Deli / Butcher Shop
    • Howard Taxi
    • Neighborhood Pizza
    Coleman Square is a short walk will from the offices of NYC Councilman Joseph Addabbo, Jr., Esq. Additionally, there is a small VFW post on 160th Avenue.
    The Airtrain provides access at the Jamaica LIRR station on Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY; Howard Beach, and JFK Airport. A number of Howard Beach residents are using the AirTrain JFK to commute to Jamaica and/or pick up other Subway lines at the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road Station.

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    The Battle of Vella Lavella (Japanese: 第二次ベララベラ海戦) was a naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II fought on the night of October 6, 1943, near the island of Vella Lavella in the Solomon Islands.
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    After their defeats on New Georgia and in the Battle of Vella Gulf, the Japanese had evacuated their garrisons in the central Solomons. A staging post had been established at Horaniu on the north tip of Vella Lavella for the evacuation barges. In October 1943, six hundred soldiers remained, and a force of nine destroyers (Fumitsuki, Matsukaze, Yunagi, Akigumo, Isokaze, Kazegumo, Yugumo, Shigure, Samidare) was dispatched under Rear-Admiral Matsuji Ijuin to rescue them.

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    At 22:30 they spotted a U.S. force of three destroyers (USS Selfridge, USS Chevalier, USS O'Bannon) commanded by Captain Frank R. Walker, approaching from Vella Gulf. A second division of three U.S. destroyers (USS Ralph Talbot, USS Taylor, and USS La Vallette) was also sailing up the west coast of Vella Lavella. Walker did not wait for his other three destroyers to come up but attacked immediately. Both sides launched torpedoes and opened fire at about 23:00.
    Yugumo, first in the Japanese line, was hit several times, knocking out her steering, and she was finished off by a torpedo and sunk at about 23:10. However, one of her torpedoes hit the Chevalier, detonating the forward magazine. O'Bannon then collided with the crippled Chevalier, and for some time the two ships were locked together. Selfridge attacked alone and was hit by a torpedo at 23:06 and disabled. All three ships were severely damaged, and reinforcements still fifteen minutes away. However, the rest of the Japanese turned away, having perhaps misidentified the three approaching destroyers as cruisers.

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    The Chevalier could not be saved and was sunk around 03:00. The Japanese completed their evacuation mission, ending the second phase of Operation Cartwheel with the Allied capture of the central Solomons after a three-month campaign that cost the Allies six ships and the Japanese sixteen.

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    In enzymology, a galactosylgalactosylglucosylceramidase (EC 3.2.1.47) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction
    D-galactosyl-D-galactosyl-D-glucosyl-N-acylsphingosine + H2O D-galactose + lactosyl-N-acylsphingosine Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are D-galactosyl-D-galactosyl-D-glucosyl-N-acylsphingosine and H2O, whereas its two products are D-galactose and lactosyl-N-acylsphingosine.
    This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, specifically those glycosidases that hydrolyse O- and S-glycosyl compounds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is D-galactosyl-D-galactosyl-D-glucosyl-N-acylsphingosine galactohydrolase. Other names in common use include trihexosyl ceramide galactosidase, ceramide trihexosidase, ceramidetrihexoside alpha-galactosidase, trihexosylceramide alpha-galactosidase, and ceramidetrihexosidase.

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    Harris is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario. Located within the Timiskaming District, Harris is located directly east of the city of Temiskaming Shores on the northern shore of Lake Timiskaming.
    The township had a population of 512 in the Canada 2006 Census.

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    Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944) is an American lawyer and politician from Willimantic, Connecticut who is currently serving as a Democrat in the U.S. Senate.
    Dodd served as a U.S. Representative from Connecticut from 1975 until 1981, when he became a U.S. Senator. He served as general chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1995 to 1997. He is now the state's senior Senator. He currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.[1]
    Currently Dodd is not only the longest-serving Senator in Connecticut's history, but also 14th most senior of current Senators and one of just three from 1980 freshman class, who are still serving (the others were Republicans Arlen Specter and Chuck Grassley).
    [edit] Early life and education

    Dodd was born in Willimantic, Connecticut. His parents were Grace Mary Dodd née Murphy and U.S. Senator Thomas Joseph Dodd; all eight of his great-grandparents were born in Ireland.[3] Dodd is a Roman Catholic. He is the fifth of six children;[4] his eldest brother, Thomas J. Dodd Jr., is an emeritus professor of the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University, and served as the U.S. ambassador to Uruguay and Costa Rica under President Bill Clinton.
    Dodd attended Georgetown Preparatory School, a Jesuit boys' school in Bethesda, Maryland. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Providence College in 1966. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in a small rural town in the Dominican Republic until 1968. While there, he became fluent in Spanish. [5] Dodd then joined the U.S. Army Reserve, and served until 1975.
    In 1972, Dodd earned a Juris Doctor at the University of Louisville, where he served as vice magistrate of the law school's student body. The following year, he was admitted to the Connecticut bar, and began practicing law in New London.

    [edit] U.S. Congressman

    Dodd was part of the "Watergate class of '74" which CNN pundit David Gergen credited with bringing "a fresh burst of liberal energy to the Capitol."[6] Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's second congressional district, and reelected twice, he served from January 4, 1975 to January 3, 1981. During his tenure in the U.S. House, he served on the House Select Committee on Assassinations.

    [edit] U.S. Senator

    Dodd was elected to the Senate in the 1980 election and was subsequently reelected in the 1986, 1992, 1998, and 2004 elections. He is the first Senator from Connecticut to serve five consecutive terms. From 1995 to 1997, he served as General Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. As General Chairman, Dodd was the DNC's spokesman. Donald Fowler served as National Chairman, running the party's day to day operations.
    The Center for Public Integrity has criticized Dodd for "being the leading advocate in the Senate on behalf of the accounting industry."[7][8] Political consultant and commentator Dick Morris wrote that Dodd had received more from accounting firm Arthur Andersen than any other Democrat and bore responsibility for trying to shield accounting firms from investor fraud liability in cases such as the Enron scandal.[9]
    Dodd briefly considered running for President in 2004, but ultimately decided against such a campaign. He was also considered a possible candidate for replacing Tom Daschle as Senate Minority Leader in 109th Congress, but he declined, and that position was instead filled by Harry Reid.

    [edit] Personal life

    In July 1970, Dodd married Susan Mooney; they divorced in October 1982. Afterwards, he dated at different times Bianca Jagger, Erin Carter, and Carrie Fisher.[21] In 1999, he married his second wife, Jackie Marie Clegg, who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The couple has two daughters, Grace (born September 2001) and Christina Dodd (born May 2005).
    Dodd lives in East Haddam when Congress is not in session.

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    ^ OK...who are you, and of what use is all this information?

    To the original poster: come off your high horse. If people don't see the way you do, fine. Go on, but don't come off making them sound like peons compared to your greatness. There is a difference between sounding mature and sounding arrogant. You've achieved the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryene Astraelis View Post
    ^ OK...who are you, and of what use is all this information?
    i am god, and these facts are facets of my being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niffweed17 View Post
    i am god, and these facts are facets of my being.
    Seriously, you seem to be doing little more than spamming on this thread. Is there a valid, topic-related purpose to these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryene Astraelis View Post
    Seriously, you seem to be doing little more than spamming on this thread. Is there a valid, topic-related purpose to these?
    yes; i seek to enlighten all of my followers.

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    Have you ever considered putting all this topic-unrelated information on one separate thread? That way, the people who wish to know what you say can find in in one place, and the rest of us don't run into it when we're trying to follow something else.
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    Thank you. Found it on another forum, I think. There's a list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryene Astraelis View Post
    ^ OK...who are you, and of what use is all this information?

    To the original poster: come off your high horse. If people don't see the way you do, fine. Go on, but don't come off making them sound like peons compared to your greatness. There is a difference between sounding mature and sounding arrogant. You've achieved the latter.
    But do you know what I'm talking about...?

    Read the "Immanence" discussion threads in Non-socionics type theories.

    As for Niffweed, ...I wonder, could his claim to deification be true? Could Niff be a diety in the making, who will live on in others minds -- verily, even be a basis for the contrasting of sin against virtue -- long after he is "gone"? Are not the gods of today just that: raitionale to avoid causing trouble to others on the promise of longevity? "And because you did not keep my commandments..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcaudilllg View Post
    I've recently come to consider despite the woeful limitations of what have proven to be my determined enemies (see http://yggdraunion.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:Rants_thread and http://yggdraunion.wikia.com/wiki/Speculations), that I have no pity at all for them. Rather, I see their decrept minds as virii in the collective +Fe atmosphere, to be fought against and if possible, extinguished. Like virii their prospects are as limited as their psyches... that I can tell, they exist only to afflict the larger human organism.

    Should I pity people for not having the belief in the human spirit that I do? For always living in fear or seeing the world as a harsh place? Why should I, when they are the sources of the fear? It is not a matter of a malleable environment, but of an internal disposition that will find SOMETHING to hate about the environment no matter what. They aren't victims of the world: they alone have the potential within them to be the great oppressors, the destroyers... it's an endless cycle of hate producing hate... the earlier generation foisting their contempt for tolerance and civility on the later generation, creating the hatred anew. In the end, only the disposition themselves should be blamed.

    Should I feel the slightest bit of remorse for these people who are not only destined to a tragic fate, but are their own arbiters thereof?
    If you come from the left, there will always be people coming from the right. Up, down, whatever. A plethora of possible perspectives percolate practically prompting a plentitude of patience and philanthropic perspicacity. So don't go giving up on them either.

    Living means misunderstanding and, yes, being misunderstood. You can lessen the blow but that's probably the best you can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by munenori2 View Post
    If you come from the left, there will always be people coming from the right. Up, down, whatever. A plethora of possible perspectives percolate practically prompting a plentitude of patience and philanthropic perspicacity. So don't go giving up on them either.

    Living means misunderstanding and, yes, being misunderstood. You can lessen the blow but that's probably the best you can do.
    I appreciate your commentary but, I still don't know what to do about them except to try to repress them. If someone has it in for me and my ideas, what do I do? How do I feel safe from them?

    Let's not beat around the bush, now: if someone thinks another person's ideas are threatening to overcome their own integrity then they will project feelings of danger and apprehension onto that person and, if they have any self-confidence at all, try to stop them. Just because we are stronger than that doesn't mean there are not those out there who aren't. (the history of persecution on basis of ideas would seem to suggest otherwise.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carla View Post
    An ENFp's prayer: God, please help me to keep my mind on one th-look a bird-ing at a time.
    Nice sig.
    But that person was able to complete the sentence, so they are not so bad as some of my.... And how do you break up the word 'thing' into two syllables like that? Oh, well.

    Also, niff, I believe this is relevant:

    Cucurbitaceae is a plant family commonly known as gourds or cucurbits and includes crops like cucumbers, squashes (including pumpkins), luffas, melons and watermelons. The family is predominately distributed around the tropics, where those with edible fruits were amongst the earliest cultivated plants in both the Old and New Worlds.

    Most of the plants in this family are annual vines but there are also woody lianas, thorny shrubs, and trees (Dendrosicyos). Many species have large, yellow or white flowers. The stems are hairy and pentangular. tendrils are present at 90' to the leaf petioles at nodes. Leaves are exstipulate alternate simple palmately lobed or palmately compound.The flowers are unisexual, with male and female flowers usually on different plants (dioecious), or less common on the same plant (monoecious). The female flowers have inferior ovaries. The fruit is often a kind of berry called a pepo.

    Because melons are good! And my cat likes to eat them.
    ENFP

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    *looks around* Well, if you can't beat 'em and you don't want to join 'em, you find somewhere more suitable.
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