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Turbeaux wrote:So all three were lies! 😮

😑 I said self-acclaimed, and never said I was fluent. But sure!

The Southern Cascadian States wrote:😑 I said self-acclaimed, and never said I was fluent. But sure!

Based on what you said, I don't believe that you are particularly adept ("thoroughly proficient : EXPERT") but you got me on the lemon one!

Turbeaux wrote:Based on what you said, I don't believe that you are particularly adept ("thoroughly proficient : EXPERT") but you got me on the lemon one!

True true wrong choice of words

Rivienland wrote:my political beliefs are still forming, and I really have no idea what to believe in. I mean, there are some basic tenets that I subscribe to, but otherwise, when it comes to ideologies and philosophies, I'm still finding my way. As a result, what I want Rivienland to turn in to has become quite confusing for me...

That is a marvelous statement. It shows that you have a good sense of wisdom and self-awareness. It's good to allow your beliefs to evolve and change as you experience the world and see things.

I have been "around the political block" more than most people, it seems. I've sort of gone through phases of being very politically conservative, then very religiously conservative (feel free to groan, lol), then very obnoxiously liberal (see how psychological this all is?), then sort of more nuanced and measured in my thinking but still definitely "liberal" as most people would see it, I guess, but the thing is that like geologic layers, each of those developments in my own growth and values has left traces. I've never really been an iconoclast; I'd much rather let time and change more organically let things fade away. The point is, I've sort of retained qualities or echoes of each phase, for better or worse. Those changes in politics and philosophy mirrored growing up in a small, conservative town, then going through a religious phase (in the 21st century, folks! Murica!), then moving to the city and starting a career and totally veering to the left, and then more recently moving back to a smaller, more conservative area, and getting a new perspective on some aspects of Trumpland in 2018/2019, which has definitely brought a layer of three-dimensionality to an entire part of the United States that you simply don't see in New York or another big coastal city or its suburbs. While you did see the odd Italian Republican in NY or the upper crust Republican types in the New Jersey suburbs, it's not the same in Appalachia, lol. And then when you throw the Rust Belt and snow in, and the cloudy weather, and the little towns surrounded by mountains and forests...

Idk, it may sound very trite or overly-simplistic, but in certain ways, there is more truth and coherence to both the Democratic worldview and also the Republican worldview than the other side is prepared to admit, as much as I'm an overall blue dot in a mostly red sea. As with most of the differences in the world, many of these things come down to people talking past each other, because they're using two different languages and sets of reasoning, both of which are designed, on purpose, to find fault and absurdity in the other side. Both sides are mutually vampiric, and they can't live on the products of their own philosophies alone; they must supplement with the straw-men corpses of their enemies. A vicious, reductive political ecosystem.

It would serve our society so well if everyone would just step back, cool down, blindly assume a bit of goodwill and overall benefit of the doubt into the other side, and be willing to evolve and grow in their understanding and thinking. It would be so great if we could sort of "figure out" (as much as that ever happens) some of these social and political friction points and at least move each front to the next stage or to a new period of equilibrium.

I'm tempted to go find my WA nation and move the WA portion here just to mess up the unanimity Forest has on the current SC vote :P

Three truths and a lie, eh? Hmm. Here's me:

1) I have a longstanding love of sailing, and own a small (21') Bermuda-rigged catboat for pleasure.

2) I have performed as a pirate on the set used for the Black Pearl in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

3) I have been on the water in the ship that sailed as HMS Interceptor in that same movie.

4) I have hauled sails while underway on a 133ft schooner built for artic exploration.

Verdant Haven wrote:Three truths and a lie, eh? Hmm. Here's me:

1) I have a longstanding love of sailing, and own a small (21') Bermuda-rigged catboat for pleasure.

2) I have performed as a pirate on the set used for the Black Pearl in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

3) I have been on the water in the ship that sailed as HMS Interceptor in that same movie.

4) I have hauled sails while underway on a 133ft schooner built for artic exploration.

I think this is a trick question and I'll say that 3 is the lie.

Verdant Haven wrote:Three truths and a lie, eh? Hmm. Here's me:

1) I have a longstanding love of sailing, and own a small (21') Bermuda-rigged catboat for pleasure.

2) I have performed as a pirate on the set used for the Black Pearl in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

3) I have been on the water in the ship that sailed as HMS Interceptor in that same movie.

4) I have hauled sails while underway on a 133ft schooner built for artic exploration.

I am guessing 1 or 4 because of the specific lengths. I will go with 1.

Verdant Haven wrote:Three truths and a lie, eh? Hmm. Here's me:

1) I have a longstanding love of sailing, and own a small (21') Bermuda-rigged catboat for pleasure.

2) I have performed as a pirate on the set used for the Black Pearl in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

3) I have been on the water in the ship that sailed as HMS Interceptor in that same movie.

4) I have hauled sails while underway on a 133ft schooner built for artic exploration.

Number 1. You love sailing but I don't think you own that craft.

I know The Interceptor was actually The Grand Turk thanks to my other half's love of the pirates films. I also used to live close to where it used to be moored before it was sold off so I know it used to run tours. I reckon you had something to do with that. Knowing how to operate sailing ships like that (though I think the Turk also had a modern engine too?) Is probably a fairly limited skillset so I reckon the artic expedition sailing would be right up your street. Without cheating and looking stuff up I am guessing that catamarans and mooring are quite expensive, so yeah I reckon number 1.

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