But I ain't taking one quite yet.

My fortitude is the thing of heroes.

Beer helps.

Originally Posted By: Marchimedes
Ah. Why do I get the feeling that his former masters last names rhyme with words like "Astro" or "Spavez" or "Sputin?"

Originally Posted By: Orac
You would be correct my former masters were Russian, but I am not Russian a concept that sometimes seems to escape some especially in the USA.

Some? Lemme you in on a little secret there, Orac. Half of Americans shown a picture of the Vice-President can't tell you who that picture is but damn sure 90% of them can tell you which Kardashian has the fattest azz. I am, by any measurable test, in the top 1% of the top 1% of people world wide intelligence wise. That's just intelligence. Then comes memory, curiousness, adapability. To call me a genius would be an insult.

Here's where I stand on politics...

I'm The friggin Man.

This ain't no stinkin fluke, a one time thing. You should notice at that site I chose the name "teacher." I would have done the same here but that name was taken. My first name is Mark. So I threw a "M" at the front of Archimedes. "Lever long enough..." Get it? Thing is I'm wicked smart but look how hard I endevour to pass along my knowledge all the while trying to get some of the same outta the rest of ya.

I just disagree totally with you and that makes me not your friend?

Nah, that just makes us advesaries at a debate site on a topic that I have a serious handle on.

Do you know the fable of The Fox and the Crow?

Nope, hang on...

"A Fox once saw a Crow fly off with a piece of cheese in its beak and settle on a branch of a tree. "That's for me, as I am a Fox," said Master Reynard, and he walked up to the foot of the tree. "Good-day, Mistress Crow," he cried. "How well you are looking to-day: how glossy your feathers; how bright your eye. I feel sure your voice must surpass that of other birds, just as your figure does; let me hear but one song from you that I may greet you as the Queen of Birds." The Crow lifted up her head and began to caw her best, but the moment she opened her mouth the
piece of cheese fell to the ground, only to be snapped up by Master Fox. "That will do," said he. "That was all I wanted. In exchange for your cheese I will give you a piece of advice for the future.""

How does that Aesop's Fable apply to me?

On the other side I am open to changing my opinion on things, something most on here are not.

I don't know about "most." Maybe "many."

I am can also sometimes be wrong, as opposed to most on the forum who are never wrong.

I have a little theory about that. I get to type, I get to check what I type. I live in fear of what I typed being proven wrong. You will not often see me post "is." You'll see me often type "I've read" or "it's been reported" Have you ever seen me say "this is how the Egyptians built the pyramids?" You will only see me say that "the way I would do it" or "I think." I call it The Queen's English. If you catch me doing otherwise it's a typo or just a plain mistake. A favour, Orac, if I ever break the typo or mistake rule, call me on it. It's a Helluva thing, Orac, remaining undefeated, retaining dominance in a world of text. Again, I look to The Queen's English. Further more, when I find someone that knows more than I I follow them around asking questions till they tell me to go away.

It was dangerous to be too insistent on being "right" in my upbringing.

I say that that is a dangerous thing in any society if one wants to be taken seriously on any topic. Again, why do you think I am so careful with my language?

You might guess my education is what you call may call the "comrade school of learning"

A C.C.C.P. nation?

and that they didn't paint a good picture of pharaohs. You can probably guess how Egyptian civilization is regarded by communists or socialists.

I'm, politically, a Libertarian. No, not the nut kind of libertarian, not the anarchist libertarian, not the "lettuce legalize heroin and cocaine" libertarian. There's a name for my kind of Libertarianism. It's called a consequential Libertarian, or a Neal Boortz Libertarian, or, what I call the "Perfect Libertarain." Socialy liberal, fiscally and national security wise conservative. A mantra is that if it does nuttin to bother someone alses life, liberty or property make no law about it. Leave me the f alone.

Yea, the Egyptians were top down total authoritarians.

So maybe I am just brainwashed

I prefere the term "indocrinated."

or maybe I just genuinely can't find a single thing to admire or like about this civilization.

They built some mighty structures will simple tools.


We'll get to the Aramanth Rose II deal when I get to her post.

Nice chat, comrade. (Can you take that joke yet?)


For sure English ain't your first language, but you are doing well. Sprechen sie Deutch?


I gots to go get to my political site to make sure they are all behaving.
What? I've a drawing I want here. How I do that?