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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Offense: You have what I want.
    Defense: We will not give you what we have.
    There ya go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    If it is not mine, it is not mine. I can bitch and gripe and do whatever the hell I want within my own but it will not change the fact that if it is not mine it is not mine.
    Some people go for it, instead of merely bitching about it.

    Seriously, you are having trouble understanding this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    If it is not mine, it is not mine. I can bitch and gripe and do whatever the hell I want within my own but it will not change the fact that if it is not mine it is not mine.
    Naive. If my tribe is starving and my children cry out for hunger and you have food, first I will ask you to share, then I will take it, even if it means killing you to save my family. It's what we do when our backs are against the wall. Shut down the availability of food and see how quickly civilization crumbles, even in this country.

    All war is some permutation on this theme.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Naive. If my tribe is starving and my children cry out for hunger and you have food, first I will ask you to share, then I will take it, even if it means killing you to save my family. It's what we do when our backs are against the wall. Shut down the availability of food and see how quickly civilization crumbles, even in this country.

    All war is some permutation on this theme.
    Civilization is three missed meals away from anarchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post


    War is an expression of territory. How we protect resources important to us. Not just physical, but ideological resources.

    Rationality loses real estate when our perceived way of life is threatened.

    How one reacts is subjective to the threat itself.
    But I believe in a seperation of instinct and strategy. Seriously if you could have waisted brain cells on strategy why not waste them on alternate solution?

    It is the cowards and the idiots way out.

    Whats funny is that I am considerd on of the most cold hearted bitches, I will not give, and yet I still have a deep respect for others and a sound integrity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    Civilization is a missed meal away from anarchy.
    Fix'd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silently Honest View Post

    Civilization is a missed meal away from anarchy.

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    If your civilization is full of hungry fatties, maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    But I believe in a seperation of instinct and strategy. Seriously if you could have waisted brain cells on strategy why not waste them on alternate solution?
    Because strategies are easier to get started on than an alternate solution. People are lazy beasts.

    Also as Night mentioned, our needs for self preservation and survival is instinctive. It's difficult to fight against instincts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    But I believe in a seperation of instinct and strategy. Seriously if you could have waisted brain cells on strategy why not waste them on alternate solution?

    It is the cowards and the idiots way out.

    Whats funny is that I am considerd on of the most cold hearted bitches, I will not give, and yet I still have a deep respect for others and a sound integrity.
    It's great that you believe that - do you think your invading neighbors will share your philosophy?

    The application of sentiment on the impact of war does nothing to describe the essential motivations for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    If your civilization is full of hungry fatties, maybe.
    Well, yeah basically.

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