I do thing the idea that clams have pearls is awesome. I'm always tempted to buy those oysters to win a pearl. They had those in Excalibur in Las Vegas. Now you said don't go there (in comments) but it didn't stop HotLIkeMe cuz she wanted Donuts.
Recently I went and visited my old man and he surprised me by handing me a bunch of newsletters that he subscribes to. This surprised me because he is for the most part not very political. Hillsdale College is a conservative University that publishes a monthly newsletter called Imprimis.
My Old man had only kept the 'good ones' but some of them were definitely worth the read and are all made available, free, on the internet. They are taken from conservative guest lecturers. While I haven't read or endorse all of them, there are definitely some I would recommend reading:
Canadian Economy: http://www.hillsdale.edu/news/imprimis/archive/issue.asp?year=2008&month=01
Legacy of the 1936 Election:
Freedom and Justice in Islam:
Lights out on Liberty:
There is this Kali Compton member named Enforcerman. He worked his way up into a leader in the Kali Compton guild, basically because I asked that he be put there. Not many people actually like him. He was just the voice of the opposition to balance out the NICE people in the guild. You know god's and clods. You need people of all types to represent different points of view.
He's had all sorts of conflicts in the guild. He had a druid and managed to piss off all the druids. He managed to gank some item from some other guild and pissed off all them. He goes around pissing people off, pretty much just like me. But this guy manages to get about a 98% hate rating while I'm only at 50%. The difference is, I admit I'm an asshole.
Anyway. The other day this guild member was muted
by Enforcerman as a "joke.". The guy was so sick of him, he quit the guild over it. I learned that he just hates Enforcerman and some other guild member. Of course he's scared of him and wouldn't tell that to him to his face since he's a guild leader. Obviously the guy wants to continue in the guild and you can't piss off the leaders to continue.
So I have someone talk him into coming back. He's all set to come back except Enforcerman has to invite him. He has the power. So what does he do? He sits there for 30 minutes demanding information and answers and just won't do it.
Why? He's always on a power trip. He always wants to be in charge either IRL or online. So after a while he eventually adds him. He continues to make up excuses etc about the whole thing.
Anyway, I create some poll about whether or not guild members think he's an asshole He was losing bad! 60% think he's an asshole. He had 20% of unsure. Only 1 person thought he was cool.
So what's he do? He starts deleting forum threads, deletes the poll, threatens to remove posting access.
He bought up the domain name of the guild just so he could control it. Multiple time's he's threatened to take the site or control the site and so on. He bought the Domain name and wanted to host the site, just for that very purpose. Of being a power trip lamer controlling everyone.
So I thought I'd come over here and give guild members and anyone else to still vote on whether or not he's an asshole.
He can be nice, but that is pretty rare.
Is Enforcerman an asshole? 2007-02-15 20:23:09
Yes, for sure
No, he's cool
Unsure, don't know him/don't care
TOTAL VOTES: 86
I don't know him, but "yes, for sure" is going to take it by a landslide. About 99% of what you wrote regarding his online behavior is negative.
These types of people are the reason I stopped playing MMOs, in the end if I can`t be successful with a group of 5-10 friends in a game, then it`s not worth it because of all the tools you have to deal with.
every post ive ever seen of enforcerman has led me to believe he was an asshole before this post. I couldnt imagine being in a Wow guild with him.. mainly because im an asshole too.. and generally assholes dont get along well with other assholes
Oh man. I remember Enforcerman from ... I think it was the broodwar beta. He was an asshole then. And as you convey, an asshole now.
Just buck up and get another domain and webspace for your guild and kick his ass out. It`s amazing you put up with the guy.
Unless he`s got good kneepads and that`s how he manages to stay around.
In my guild (which I am in an officer position but not a GM) if anyone tried to pull a quarter of the crap I just read about here they`d be out without a word.
How did enforcerman get into your guild anyways. everytime I hear about someone being in kali compton it seems more like it`s an attempt to recruit popular, or formerly popular players in an attempt to look good but not necessarily be good, though I have no idea how good you guys are or aren`t.
If this is the same Enforcerman that took control of a popular StarCraft web site, which is 99% likely, then I can offer a view of what he was like in the past before Kali Compton, having served with him on the SC web site for a short time.
The guy is ambitious, and strives for excellence. He enjoys having power, and enjoys both helping and controlling with that power. His real life profession reflects this as well. I certainly wouldn`t want to be caught speeding with him on duty.
As someone who worked with him to help restore a web site, he was willing to work from the shattered remains of a site and help turn it into something which could thrive once again. His `presence` is huge and noticed. He knows what he wants and he will go after it without reservation. I left in my role assisting him once he started to display ads on his site and pocketed the cash.
I can`t blame the guy though for going after what he wants though. If he is anything like he was when I knew him, he has aggressive leadership qualities and is willing to put in more than his share of work to accomplish the goals of whatever he is doing.
Even without knowing his exploits in the Kali Compton guild, I bet he does a good job in leadership. After all, why waste time debating over someone who wasn`t a good leader? A trashy do-nothing leader with an attitude would probably have been kicked without a second thought.
Bottom line: A bit of a power trip but can definitely gets the job done. Thumbs up from this former associate.
He is a good guy overall. Some people are competitive and controlling when in a position of power. Some handle it differently. Personally, I was a bit of an ass much of the time too, but that was not to the degree of Eman. Eman is older and probably less patient, especially when he is playing with people half his age at times. If he comes to view you as a peer, everything will be fine. Eman likely suffers from what much of the core KC people end up suffering from, they believe the members of guilds function is to serve them and there needs. They use them to get what they want and could probably care less about the person helping them.
It is not isolated to Eman by any means either. Back in the day, Nebu would do much of the same things Eman is doing. The only difference here is the control over the website that he uses for his benefit in controlling the members voice. KC has had plenty of power hungry people at or near the helm, including myself, which have rubbed people the wrong way at least once.
We, the people who talk to him everyday (Kali Compton), know him to be an alright guy at the end of the day. He has his moments, but who doesnt.
The sad part about this is that Eman brought this post upon himself with is actions at KC.com, but this could have been settled and resolved another way surely. Eman knows how to forgive and has done so many times in regards to this game and the players he plays with - I should hope that courtesy is returned if he makes and effort to change his ways.
Every guild needs to be ruled with an Iron First wearing a Velvet Glove. Eman is the Iron Fist- where is your Velvet Glove right now?
Being an asshole ingame, being hated and everything is ok, it`s part of the game. You can an ass if you chose to. If you can live with people hating you ingame, cool for you, whatever floats your boat. So yeah, he`s an assohole, but I don`t think anyone should care.
Playing the power card on the forums is NOT ok. It`s an action directly against your guild, not individuals anymore.
Many cops become assholes because of the constant crap they have to deal with. As a cop you have to deal with the worst side of people day in day out, and your respect for the human race diminishes.
My sister dated a cop and I watched him turn from a nice guy into an asshole over the period of about 5 years, while there are nice cops out there you can see why they become assholes by seeing the drunk morons and criminals they have to deal with every night.
Awww Eman. He`s a cop and all cops have to have that bossy asshole attitude to do there jobs right. They deal with the worst sort of human trash every day to keep us from having to deal with it overall.
Anyway Eman is definately an asshole but I always enjoyed his company during my time in KC. It`s funny to see Nebu going to war with him though. Asshole V asshole who will achieve dominance? haha
Anything you have to strap yourself into is gay. If you have to strap it on, why are you wearing it instead of shoes? Flip-flops are supposed to be easy-on, easy-off. And the first pair you linked are "hiking" sandals. How gay is that! Read the description, "air in your toes". Lame!
We don't want to see men's toes. AND, if you're a girl, and your feet look like a man's, we don't want to see them either!
We went to lunch at a place called Mary's. They had advertisements for male dancers on the table. The guy serving us was totally gay. So I thus concluded.... HE'S A MARY.
hAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHHAAHHAHA. I swear I saw two gay dudes eating there too. It's called Mary's Hamburgers. Maybe that's Irvine's version of a gay bar.
Computer Companies should have a manditory de-lousing system prior to an employee entering the business. Just like in Austin Powers. Some people are so retarded they don't even know how to shower/deoderant. They need some manidtory help.
I don't like Winter here because sundown is at 4:30 p.m.. It feels like you're robbed of your day. And it's very MILD here, no snow. Air conditioning during the day then heat during the night because it's freezing (for us).
I can't believe these jerks. November 14 and they're already playing Christmas music and covered the place in Christmas stuff. Lots of places (stores) are doing this already. Talk about commercialization.
you`re from america....everything is about moneyRiley Mertens - 2005-11-19 17:02:47
I have this STP jacket which should be a pretty recognizable symbol, if they're not retarded. They always ask me what it stands for. Is it Stone Temple Pilots? Yes, they were such an awesome band I got a jacket for them!
I have this SD shirt and they always ask me what it stands for. One idiot said South Dakota. YES! (It's San Diego).
A highly acclaimed professor of psychology from Ulster University claims that men are smarter then women. With an average IQ of about 5 more points then women, men are more capable of winning nobel prizes and making scientific discoveries. "Lynn has argued that his attempt to overturn the widely held view that men and women are equally intelligent is like Galileo trying to explain to 17th century Italy that the earth revolved around the sun." -Link