- HEADLINES: Diamond Sword Delivery Anomaly
- EDITORIAL “On the Proper Application of Truth”
- TRADE US Trade Run
- TRADE US Diamond Sword Trade
- DOMESTIC: Coca-Cola Productions Soar
- DOMESTIC: EU main server may be changed to EU-1
- ORDERS: *
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ASPERMONT, W.L. - This week’s diamond sword delivery failed to make it to our alt storage and therefore failed to be delivered to customers. Provosts officers immediately searched Boonut’s house and detained the Company member on suspicion of hoarding goods. It was soon discovered that the Diamond swords were missing and Boonut had this alibi to give:
^…something ^happened ^to ^me ^last ^Thursday ^when ^I ^was ^driving ^home. ^I ^had ^a ^couple ^of ^miles ^to ^go ^- ^I ^looked ^up ^and ^saw ^a ^glowing ^orange ^object ^in ^the ^sky, ^to ^the ^east! ^It ^was ^moving ^very ^irregularly… ^suddenly ^there ^was ^intense ^light ^all ^around ^me ^- ^and ^when ^I ^came ^to, ^I ^was ^home. ^What ^do ^you ^think ^happened ^to ^me?“ ^-Boonut
Creepy as shit, bro.
Irishkaiser - Some of you have been asking me, “Irish, why and how do you argue so good? How do you win a debate? Can you teach me to win a debate?” with the giddy PMs of schoolgirls and the desperation of anime protagonists seeking to learn some bullshit secrets from some old guy living in the cabin in the woods.
Just from that I can tell why most of you schmucks are bad at debating. Firstly, you do not argue to win. That is most improper and twisted in DA WAY OF DA VOICE(IT SHOULD ONLY BE USED FOR THE GLORY AND WORSHIP OF THE GODS SUCH AS KYNARETH). The goal of debate and arguing is to arrive at the truth or reach an understanding. Calling out ad hominems, strawmen and other foul techniques used by your opponent is only suitable if you’re not in it to win.
Spouting opinions(whether right or wrong) to triumph over your foe’s point is arrogant and blasphemous to our ways and you dishonor our fathers and our forefathers who have wielded their sharp tongue and their honed minds, all the way from me to Halo.
But, that doesn’t answer the question, though you’d probably get good context for it and you must know this context for it is very important in arguing or debating. The answer and or Konami code to debate and arguing is simple: speak that which is of the Truth, none may dare challenge you except idiots.
But here’s the thing: you cannot make truth side with you - ever. Truth does not care or look out for others, it only substitutes its own. You must side with the Truth for truth must be the end result of any argument which is the maelstrom to uncover it.
Knowing this, we can deduce that the natural enemy of the debater is lies and unnecessary omission. To TWIST your opponent’s point of view or your own point of view to justify your own and or make yourself look good is heinous and criminal. To deliberately NOT GIVE EFFORT TO UNDERSTAND YOUR OPPONENT IS ALSO CRIMINAL.
Though I am not easily vindicated right away I can argue smoothly and rest easy for I know I base my position on the Right and that my opponent had rested his or her position on sand and hearsay.
Sometimes, the truth is not easily perceived and we only see one part of a greater whole and maybe your opponent sees that other truth. That is another function of an argument: to make the other person see another point of view and maybe make him or her give you their point of view. Idealistically, the end result would be reaching an understanding as both of you carry parts of the Whole Truth, where no one is completely wrong.
Basically, just remember this chant and mantra from a movie whose name I forgot, next time you click a forum thread with a critical issue that grinds your gears:
“Who is the judge?”
“The judge is God.”
“Why is He God?”
“Because He decides whether I win or lose, not my opponent.”
“Who is your opponent?”
“He doesn’t exist.”
“Why does he not exist?”
“Because he is just a mere dissenting voice to the truth I speak.”
Feel free to replace God with Buddha or any higher form of power like Pepsi or Google, if you feel sudden, uncontrollable rage at any mention of the Abrahamic Deity.
The Directory proudly reports:
3 Chain Sets
1 Infinity Bow
6 iron swords
2 Enchanted Bows
In exchange for
21 Health Potions
One of the laggiest trade runs ever recorded. All the Company members were armed with speed potions but due to lag, it dwindled to 3 and eventually only 1 was still kept as each member kept lagging out. Much valuable lessons were learned from this hindrance to our combat capabilities and an immediate modification to strategy is being discussed on. Thankfully nothing disastrous happened even with the lag
User Fartabstract lagged out and wasn’t able to return, locking with her 1 chain set and one iron sword.
The directory reports that it delivered about:
2 Diamond swords
In exchange for
10 health potions
The Company’s Coca-Cola factories can now provide Coca-Cola on demand, making it safe to conduct field exercises and training on its use.
1) Trade Run finished
2) Recover Diamond Sword cargo
THE ^[?] ^EMPIRE, ^THE ^COMPANY’S ^OFFICIAL ^NEWS ^SOURCE ^AND ^PROPAGANDA ^TOOL. ^AW ^YEAH.