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US Government Simulation ^ | April 22 2006 | Adam Knox

Posted on 04/21/2006 3:29:51 PM PDT by Adam Knox

I apologize if this is the wrong place for this--

I'm in an online government simulation game, where you can play a Republican or a Democrat in Congress. We have upwards of 100 active members, however, most of these are - you guessed it - liberals! The in-game Republican Party is getting kicked around in elections and in order to compete, we need 'a few good men' (or women) who are, ideally, intelligent, dedicated, sportsmanlike and enjoy gaming.

You would have the chance to argue with Democrats, alongside your Republican friends, about a variety of fascinating topics - write legislation, run for election, write opinion and editorial pieces, and so on. There is a lot you can do in the US GovSim.

Does this sound appealing?

Then I would love to welcome you to the game.

Please take a look: http://worldsimulations.com/USG/index.php?act=idx

If you register your account, go to the Login Thread, write in your user name, character name, district and state, some friendly Republican will help you get set up. Then you're ready to play.

My username is 'Adam Knox' and if you wish a helping hand, just send me a PM (Private Message) and I will be sure to give you a hand. Thanks so much for reading, and I hope that I am able to introduce a number of you to a fun, fascinating, educational government sim hobby!

E.


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1 posted on 04/21/2006 3:29:55 PM PDT by Adam Knox
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To: Adam Knox
Welcome to FR noob.

I'll check out the URL later.
From the sounds of it, I should bring a big stick and a thick skin.

2 posted on 04/21/2006 3:31:45 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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To: Adam Knox

FReepers never argue.

It's a fact.


3 posted on 04/21/2006 3:33:11 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: Adam Knox

I dont have enough time to argue with all the liberals on FreeRepublic, let alone another web site.

Sorry.


4 posted on 04/21/2006 3:33:14 PM PDT by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: Adam Knox
Do conspirazoids debate?

Now that would be news.
5 posted on 04/21/2006 3:35:40 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: Delta 21

Sniff?


6 posted on 04/21/2006 3:36:01 PM PDT by rocksblues (Rummy fan here!)
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Heh :)

Thank you for the replies, gentlemen... again I apologize if I intruded on anything, it was only meant as a friendly offer, and not as spam - I figure, and hope, that some of you will be interested!

I'll be checking in here in the next few days, at the least, to see if anyone is interested.

Does anyone have questions about the game?

It's as time intensive (or not) as you wish - and it's not all arguing. Much of it is also voting, getting involved in Committees and so on. It's a well run simulation, and people will always be there to help show you around and explain, including me. We're a friendly bunch.

In any case, if you do have questions, feel free to ask.


7 posted on 04/21/2006 3:37:35 PM PDT by Adam Knox
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To: Adam Knox

Sounds interesting


8 posted on 04/21/2006 4:00:05 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: Adam Knox
You would have the chance to argue with Democrats...

Never argue with idiots, they lower you to their level then beat you with experience.

9 posted on 04/21/2006 4:00:13 PM PDT by infidel29 ("We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." --Benjamin Franklin)
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To: ClaireSolt

Feel free to take a look - you can find me on AIM as well if you wish, rickwarder is my screen name. Or just PM me! I'd be happy to show you the ropes.


10 posted on 04/21/2006 4:06:14 PM PDT by Adam Knox
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To: infidel29

I prefer BEATING them to arguing with them...

But before that can happen, we need to win some majorities. We're starting with the House, that's why we need members, and from there, we can work up to winning more Senate seats, and eventually the White House in four years from now. :)

Yes, it's all very strategic and calculating. *grin*


11 posted on 04/21/2006 4:07:27 PM PDT by Adam Knox
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To: Adam Knox
I came to FR from a C-Span message board which was roughly balanced conservative/liberal. I stayed there for at least a year or two, but debating the libs became a twice-told tale. The reality is that libs have no actual philosophical arguments, but they manipulate language systematically to synthesize the appearance of substantive arguments.

The leftists coined the term "socialism" to obscure their actual tendencies. The root of the word, "social", is exactly what "socialists" do not stand for. There is after all nothing "social" about a visit from a cop, and coercion of society by government is what leftists are about. Indeed, whenever a leftist uses the word "society" they mean nothing other than government (a proposition I proved out in discussion with my commie-pinko uncle, who when challenged could not articulate any distinction between the two. The answer is that the difference between "society" and "government" is freedom. And if there be no difference between the two, there can be no freedom).

Philosophically, the conceit that journalism is objective is an oxymoron:

Journalists love to indict Christians on a charge of self righteousness, which is nothing other than a charge of arrogance. And yet arrogance is the journalist's besetting sin.

12 posted on 04/21/2006 4:37:10 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters but PR.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
FReepers never argue.
It's a fact.

What are you saying!? Yes, we do!

No, we don't

Of course we do.

No, we don't!

Do you mean do we argue with others? ....

Ohh....

13 posted on 04/21/2006 4:39:45 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.)
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To: Adam Knox
Why? You wanna make something of it?

L

14 posted on 04/21/2006 4:45:24 PM PDT by Lurker (Anyone who doesn't demand an immediate end to illegal immigration is aiding the flesh trade.)
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To: Adam Knox

The Argument Sketch

From "Monty Python's Previous Record" and "Monty Python's Instant Record Collection"

The Cast (in order of appearance.)
M= Man looking for an argument
R= Receptionist
Q= Abuser
A= Arguer (John Cleese)
C= Complainer (Eric Idle)
H= Head Hitter


M: Ah. I'd like to have an argument, please.
R: Certainly sir. Have you been here before?
M: No, I haven't, this is my first time.
R: I see. Well, do you want to have just one argument, or were you thinking of taking a course?
M: Well, what is the cost?
R: Well, It's one pound for a five minute argument, but only eight pounds for a course of ten.
M: Well, I think it would be best if I perhaps started off with just the one and then see how it goes.
R: Fine. Well, I'll see who's free at the moment.
Pause
R: Mr. DeBakey's free, but he's a little bit conciliatory.
Ahh yes, Try Mr. Barnard; room 12.
M: Thank you.

(Walks down the hall. Opens door.)

Q: WHAT DO YOU WANT?
M: Well, I was told outside that...
Q: Don't give me that, you snotty-faced heap of parrot droppings!
M: What?
Q: Shut your festering gob, you tit! Your type really makes me puke, you vacuous, coffee-nosed, maloderous, pervert!!!
M: Look, I CAME HERE FOR AN ARGUMENT, I'm not going to just stand...!!
Q: OH, oh I'm sorry, but this is abuse.
M: Oh, I see, well, that explains it.
Q: Ah yes, you want room 12A, Just along the corridor.
M: Oh, Thank you very much. Sorry.
Q: Not at all.
M: Thank You.
(Under his breath) Stupid git!!

(Walk down the corridor)
M: (Knock)
A: Come in.
M: Ah, Is this the right room for an argument?
A: I told you once.
M: No you haven't.
A: Yes I have.
M: When?
A: Just now.
M: No you didn't.
A: Yes I did.
M: You didn't
A: I did!
M: You didn't!
A: I'm telling you I did!
M: You did not!!
A: Oh, I'm sorry, just one moment. Is this a five minute argument or the full half hour?
M: Oh, just the five minutes.
A: Ah, thank you. Anyway, I did.
M: You most certainly did not.
A: Look, let's get this thing clear; I quite definitely told you.
M: No you did not.
A: Yes I did.
M: No you didn't.
A: Yes I did.
M: No you didn't.
A: Yes I did.
M: No you didn't.
A: Yes I did.
M: You didn't.
A: Did.
M: Oh look, this isn't an argument.
A: Yes it is.
M: No it isn't. It's just contradiction.
A: No it isn't.
M: It is!
A: It is not.
M: Look, you just contradicted me.
A: I did not.
M: Oh you did!!
A: No, no, no.
M: You did just then.
A: Nonsense!
M: Oh, this is futile!
A: No it isn't.
M: I came here for a good argument.
A: No you didn't; no, you came here for an argument.
M: An argument isn't just contradiction.
A: It can be.
M: No it can't. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
A: No it isn't.
M: Yes it is! It's not just contradiction.
A: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.
M: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
A: Yes it is!
M: No it isn't!

A: Yes it is!
M: Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of any statement the other person makes.
(short pause)
A: No it isn't.
M: It is.
A: Not at all.
M: Now look.
A: (Rings bell) Good Morning.
M: What?
A: That's it. Good morning.
M: I was just getting interested.
A: Sorry, the five minutes is up.
M: That was never five minutes!
A: I'm afraid it was.
M: It wasn't.
Pause
A: I'm sorry, but I'm not allowed to argue anymore.
M: What?!
A: If you want me to go on arguing, you'll have to pay for another five minutes.
M: Yes, but that was never five minutes, just now. Oh come on!
A: (Hums)
M: Look, this is ridiculous.
A: I'm sorry, but I'm not allowed to argue unless you've paid!
M: Oh, all right.
(pays money)
A: Thank you.
short pause
M: Well?
A: Well what?
M: That wasn't really five minutes, just now.
A: I told you, I'm not allowed to argue unless you've paid.
M: I just paid!
A: No you didn't.
M: I DID!
A: No you didn't.
M: Look, I don't want to argue about that.
A: Well, you didn't pay.
M: Aha. If I didn't pay, why are you arguing? I Got you!
A: No you haven't.
M: Yes I have. If you're arguing, I must have paid.
A: Not necessarily. I could be arguing in my spare time.
M: Oh I've had enough of this.
A: No you haven't.
M: Oh Shut up.

(Walks down the stairs. Opens door.)

M: I want to complain.
C: You want to complain! Look at these shoes. I've only had them three weeks and the heels are worn right through.
M: No, I want to complain about...
C: If you complain nothing happens, you might as well not bother.
M: Oh!
C: Oh my back hurts, it's not a very fine day and I'm sick and tired of this office.


(Slams door. walks down corridor, opens next door.)

M: Hello, I want to... Ooooh!
H: No, no, no. Hold your head like this, then go Waaah. Try it again.
M: uuuwwhh!!
H: Better, Better, but Waah, Waah! Put your hand there.
M: No.
H: Now..
M: Waaaaah!!!
H: Good, Good! That's it.
M: Stop hitting me!!
H: What?
M: Stop hitting me!!
H: Stop hitting you?
M: Yes!
H: Why did you come in here then?
M: I wanted to complain.
H: Oh no, that's next door. It's being-hit-on-the-head lessons in here.
M: What a stupid concept.


15 posted on 04/21/2006 4:50:12 PM PDT by lowbridge (I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming, like his passengers.)
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To: Dashing Dasher
Ohhhhhhh.....Yes we don't!!
16 posted on 04/21/2006 4:52:47 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

No, we do!


17 posted on 04/21/2006 4:53:42 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

PS... I bet I wouldn't like this guy if I met him. How about you?


18 posted on 04/21/2006 4:54:04 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

I would like him. :) *is contrary*


19 posted on 04/21/2006 4:58:41 PM PDT by Adam Knox
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To: Dashing Dasher

Hmmm...seems OK, I guess I wouldn't not like him.

;-)


20 posted on 04/21/2006 5:02:08 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Of course you would - if the wind was out of the North.


21 posted on 04/21/2006 5:02:37 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.)
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To: Adam Knox

And you, are a noob.


22 posted on 04/21/2006 5:04:29 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.)
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To: Dashing Dasher
Oh...yeah????

My best argue line.
23 posted on 04/21/2006 5:06:01 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I know you are but what am I.


24 posted on 04/21/2006 5:11:40 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

I am not!


25 posted on 04/21/2006 5:14:53 PM PDT by Adam Knox
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To: Adam Knox

PWND


26 posted on 04/21/2006 5:15:39 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.)
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To: Adam Knox

IBTZ


27 posted on 04/21/2006 5:16:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: nickcarraway

LOL!!!!


28 posted on 04/21/2006 5:17:14 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

Neener, neener!!


29 posted on 04/21/2006 5:18:32 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: Adam Knox

To answer just the title.

Yes,
oh yes,
Heck yeah,
YES YES YES!
Yeah,
for sure,
why else would we be here.
of course.


30 posted on 04/21/2006 5:18:49 PM PDT by najida (They who dance are thought mad by those who hear not the music.~Anonymouse)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Oh... you are GOOD!!


Were you on the debate team at Harvard or Yale?


31 posted on 04/21/2006 5:19:23 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.)
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To: najida

YES YES YES ... OH OH OH...

Wait... wrong thread.


32 posted on 04/21/2006 5:19:45 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

Yes.


33 posted on 04/21/2006 5:20:40 PM PDT by Adam Knox
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To: Dashing Dasher

It's never the wrong thread for that response...


34 posted on 04/21/2006 5:21:28 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (Tour guide goddess)
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To: Dashing Dasher

Haha, wrong FORUM, I am almost inclined to say *grin*


35 posted on 04/21/2006 5:21:33 PM PDT by Adam Knox
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To: Adam Knox

No.


36 posted on 04/21/2006 5:21:35 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.)
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To: Hoodlum91; najida; Dashing Dasher

Hey, what's everyone doing over here?


37 posted on 04/21/2006 5:22:59 PM PDT by RockinRight (Yes...she's an excellent tour guide!)
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To: Dashing Dasher

Nope. Brown Institute of Broadcasting

Member of the Broadcast Fraternity....Aye-Felta-Thigh.


38 posted on 04/21/2006 5:23:04 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

Of course we like to argue Dash!

;) Right thread ;)


39 posted on 04/21/2006 5:23:11 PM PDT by najida (They who dance are thought mad by those who hear not the music.~Anonymouse)
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To: Dashing Dasher

What 'no'? This is clearly a case of 'yes'.


40 posted on 04/21/2006 5:24:03 PM PDT by Adam Knox
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To: Adam Knox

I never argue.... O;-)


41 posted on 04/21/2006 5:24:08 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Ditch the 1967 Outer Space Treaty! I want my own space bar and grill)
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To: RockinRight

Arguing.

What are you doing here?


42 posted on 04/21/2006 5:24:13 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.)
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To: Adam Knox

How do you know!?

Are you an IPW?


LOL!!!


43 posted on 04/21/2006 5:24:57 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I dated one of them in College.

Perv.


LOL!


44 posted on 04/21/2006 5:25:24 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

*watches his thread get hijacked* Oh well. It's for a good cause. Haha.


45 posted on 04/21/2006 5:25:25 PM PDT by Adam Knox
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To: RockinRight

We're your fan club honey!


46 posted on 04/21/2006 5:26:18 PM PDT by najida (They who dance are thought mad by those who hear not the music.~Anonymouse)
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To: Adam Knox

We are arguing - that's what you wanted... isn't it!?

Darn you - you are never happy.

I should have listen to mother and not married you in the first place.


Ooppps... wrong thread again?


47 posted on 04/21/2006 5:27:23 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

We're not married. And I am too happy!

And no, I didn't want you to argue - I wanted you to join the game!

I wish you'd stop listening to your mother. That old hag!

;)


48 posted on 04/21/2006 5:28:40 PM PDT by Adam Knox
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To: Adam Knox

I'm in. I want to be Cynthia McKinney. This is going to be fun.


49 posted on 04/21/2006 5:28:48 PM PDT by bad company (Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius)
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To: bad company

Hot dang! My first recruit.

*wipes sweat from his brow*

Now the Party Chair won't cut off my funding. Phew.

Hahaha. :)


50 posted on 04/21/2006 5:30:26 PM PDT by Adam Knox
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