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How many times do you think we need to block Kingdamian1 before he breaks his habit of using all caps? My bet is 7 times. — Saj 00:06, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

I think a thousand times. But I think it's time to stop being so nice. If I or anyone else catches him again with the all-caps excess (him doing it once or twice in a paragraph is fine), it's going to be a stern warning. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 00:12, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
His keyboard isn't broken obviously so I think he should start to fix the habit.--Ultimate SlimeRimuru Slime.png 00:15, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
Block him for 5 years, 18 hours and 54 minutes if he does it again. — Saj 00:23, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
I would hand out sysoprevoke and then block him, as he can just unblock himself. But let's be fair first: warning comes first. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 00:26, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
I made a template for it. — Saj 00:28, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
Why are you guys so triggered by writing some words with all caps? I use it for emphasis! --Kingdamian1 (talk) 02:40, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
I think the word is annoyed, while I have not seen it as much as they have due to being busy I think overuse can be annoying.King TempestRimuru Slime.png 02:53, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Revoking my Sysop rights[edit]

Seriously? I have made many good edits and someone saw fit to make me a Sysop. Yet because of your dislike for me you decided to wade in and remove them AND add me to the Sysoprevoke user right. What the hell? If I had abused the rights then that would be fair enough but I had done nothing wrong. I will most likely start a Coop discussion about this soon.--RWRW (talk) 01:36, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Community consensus was that you shouldn't have been made a sysop in the first place, and RW is a mobocracy. Sᴘʀɪɢɢɪɴᴀ (ᴛᴀʟᴋ) (ᴄᴏɴᴛʀɪʙs) @ 01:45, 24 June 2018 (UTC)


A case involving you has been raised at the Chicken Coop. Feel free to comment. — Saj 01:42, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Best Editor[edit]

§ №1 Editor
awarded to

ClickerClock (talk) 08:37, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Congratulations! I do sincerely hope this is the kind of beer you like. Spud (talk) 12:48, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Such a nice community. Thanks for the beer too! --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 23:06, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
@Spud Do you like IPA? I just tried it today, and I liked it. It goes so well with that prosciutto mozzarella log. I think I drank too fast though. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 02:17, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
IPA? I haven't tried that. I guess that since I've spent most of my adult life in Asia, that's excusable. My favourite beer is Sapporo from Japan. Kirin Ichiban is also good. For legal reasons, Kirin Ichiban cannot be classified as a beer in Japan and is marketed there as a "brew" instead. But it's called a beer in other countries. I'm sure you've had both of those already. Maybe with a teriyaki pizza. Still, it looks like I might have to look for some English beer here in Taiwan to drink while watching the World Cup final in the wee small hours of the morning. Spud (talk) 00:24, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
IPA tastes much stronger than an average beer, just warning you. But it goes great with salty items, according to what I read. I did drink some Sapporo and I enjoyed it more the same. Seems like sometimes, they just taste the same, but that's because I'm not a regular drinker. I had Sapporo with, I think, ramen. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 00:46, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

"Nerds is a candy"[edit]

Don't eat me, please! Nerd (talk) 23:53, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Depends on what you do. You might slow my dice roll, give me three dice, transform me into a vampire, or even cause me to electrocute people and destroy half their money. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 23:58, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
(Bill Maher's Southern accent) My parents grew mushroomsWikipedia's W.svg, as did their parents before them, and their parents before them. Nerd (talk) 14:37, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
Trident... Do you Real Worlders (for a lack of a better word) grow Super Mushrooms to make chewing gum? Mama mia. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 21:43, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
We grow mushrooms so that we can eat them and become so large we can just step on our opponents instead of jumping on them. Nerd (talk) 02:21, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Wellll, there is a wide variety of Mushrooms. The one you're describing sounds more like the Mega Mushroom. Mushrooms can make you tiny, metallic, electric, encased in a spring, invincible (yes!) or even turn you into a ghost. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 23:45, 10 July 2018 (UTC)


Do you speak Russian? --Kingdamian1 (talk) 19:01, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

No, but my sister is learning Russian on her own. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:02, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
Wow! She is actually your sister, not your sock? I lived in Russia as a baby and speak Russian! Here is my RW Russian page[1] ----Kingdamian1 (talk) 19:11, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
Uh, yeah, that's a living blood bag, not my sock. She's my identical twin sister. You can try talking Russian to her, maybe I'll get her back editing here. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:17, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
Здравствуйте. Меня зовут БaбyЛuigiOнФire. А ты как? Sorry I don't speak much but I'm working on it! ^^; БaбyЛuigiOнФire(T|C) 19:24, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
@BabyLuigiOnFire Why are you interested in Russia? --Kingdamian1 (talk) 19:35, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Adding a Webshite[edit]

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, I just joined RationalWiki (although I have been reading articles here for a while). But I came across a wiki that comes off as Encyclopedia Dramatica lite, it's called the Toxic Fandom Wiki. The general layout for the articles on this wiki is highlighting the negative aspects of a fandom, but also pointing out some positive points as well. However one article I came across is why I consider this wiki to be ED lite:


In this article there are various examples of strawmaning, using overblown examples as sources, and some very outrageous claims, especially with number eight (without sources to back them up, which could also be said for their entire article) since I'm a progressive and I don't wake up every morning and think "Well time to go out and start bashing whitey/christiany/straighty/etc.. Granted in the interest of fairness they did make article for anti-progressives:


However compared to their "SJW" article in which they go into specific (and wrong) details as to why they're toxic, their "Anti-SJW" page is rather lack luster and weak in their attempts to make them seem toxic, hell it even has positive points of them while their "SJW" article has none. Also they have "SJW" as a category and most of the pages that fall under that category are unsurprisingly hatedoms. Also the wiki as a whole comes across as a fansite than an actual wiki. This is why I think this wiki should be added to the list of Webshites on this wiki. But I wanted to get your opinion first and if it is approved I don't which category it falls under. --Vincent Dawn (talk) 18:15, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

I'm not sure if wikias are notable because virtually anyone can make them. But again, virtually anyone can make a webshite if bad web design is anything to go by (though I think it's easier to make a wikia. You can check if other wikias are there, though. I haven't seen any, though. If you really want to add that site, it would go in RationalWiki:Webshites/Internet. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:42, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Article ratings[edit]

Can you help me understand how articles get rated? Is there a place I need to visit to get articles rated? For selfish reasons, I'd like to see if any of mine are considered good. Chef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 19:48, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

@DuceMoosolini I think it's up to individual discretion but you can try asking others about the quality of the article. Have you checked RationalWiki:Article rating? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 17:45, 31 July 2018 (UTC)


Hi, could you archive my talk page, please? People complain that I do not do it properly or something. Can you do it for me? Thanks! --Kingdamian1 (talk) 20:44, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Just let the bot do it or wait until it gets substantial enough. If you don't like negative messages, don't respond to trolls and also listen to our advice. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:50, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Metric vs. Imperial[edit]

Who wins? But seriously, I read that last sentence. Sounds like a good problem in thermodynamics and unit conversion to me. You need to know the specific heat of water. You also need to know about phase transitions, in particular the latent heat of vaporization in this case. Nerd (talk) 12:20, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Perhaps but my impression was that you know that a centimeter is 1/100 of a meter, a milliliter is 1/1000 of a liter, a kilojoule is 1,000 joules. There are some other weird namings, to be fair, like a second, hour, day though I think there were attempts to make those into divisible by 10s, but failed. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:30, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
Those are common metric prefixes. Anyone who has taken general science knows them. Our conventions for the second, the hour, and the day come from the Babylonians, whose numbering system was based on the numbers 12 and 60. Such numbers are divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 12. The decimal numbering system, the number zero, and the Hindu-Arabic numerals are much more recent inventions/conventions. And yes, you can thank the Babylonians for the convention that there are 360 degrees in a full circle. I have two points to make. First, the numbering system you use is fundamentally irrelevant. Any given number, say \pi, has infinitely many representations, hence the questionable utility of calculating that number to more and more decimal places. One system may be more convenient than others, depending on the situation. You may prefer the decimal system, but not computers. Second, it simply does not matter which measuring system you use, as long as you always state your units. This is something that cannot be emphasized enough in laboratory sessions. Another common misconception, which I attempted correct in the article, is that the metric system is the only kind used in science. I basically gave an incomplete list on non-SI units commonly used in science. In fact, if you get deep enough in certain branches, you will start to appreciate certain arguments against the metric system. Why is that? The answer explains my indifference to metrication. The SI is merely a human convention, to which the Universe is fundamentally indifferent. (Ever wondered why mathematicians and their textbooks could not care less about units, when they say things like, "The volume of Gabriel's horn is \pi"?) The quantity measured, whatever it is, remains invariant. Again, as long as you state your units, it really does not matter. Pick the one you find most convenient.
Here is a fun example. The speed of light c is of vital importance is the special theory of relativity. In a spacetime diagram, one draws two diagonal lines representing two beams of light in free space passing through the origin. They separate causal and acausal regions of the Universe, as nothing that carries information may exceed the speed of light. What is the angle of those diagonal lines? Well, it is most convenient, logical even, to make it \pi/4 (45 Babylonian degrees). How is this possible? Set c=1. If you have taken chemistry, you are surely familiar with another non-SI unit, the atomic mass unit.
Again, unit conversion is a matter of arithmetic. And while we're at it, there is a fun YouTube video from Fermilab in which the host, Professor Don Lincoln, casually poked fun of people who insist on the metric system. Apparently he got a lot of junk mail from those people. I had a good laugh. Forgot which one, though. Nerd (talk) 14:02, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
Ay. Don't think metric system is a fool proof measure. I guess in the very basic stuff, it's easier to relate between different units in SI. I think in cooking, it's more useful, especially ratios. I remember taking chemistry. I hated it. But yeah I do remember the atomic mass unit. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 17:20, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
So do we have an agreement? Can I remove that quote? Nerd (talk) 16:08, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, if you want, @Nerd. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:53, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
The deed is done. I'm glad we reached an understanding. If you are curious about how we do things with regards to units in higher physics, I have a couple of reading suggestions for you. Please go to the table of content of this book and go the the section "Convention, Notation, and Units". Please read the (newest) Preface of this book. (Edward Mills Purcell won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on nuclear magnetic resonance, which paved the way for nMRI, usually just MRI to appease the scientifically illiterate and nuclear-phobic.) From my point of view, the argument over which measuring system to use is most pointless. Just pick the most convenient one. Metric or imperial, it doesn't matter. Nerd (talk) 00:43, 7 August 2018 (UTC)


You've been nominated to the RationalMedia Foundation election. Please accept or decline; if you accept, you may wish to campaign. Chef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 17:48, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Limit Kingdamian1's topics on the saloonbar[edit]

Kingdamian1 has been getting a bit topic creating happy recently. Should we restrict him from creating too many by only allowing him to create one per week or day?—Hamburguesa con queso con un cara Spinning-Burger.gif (talkstalk) 00:15, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Hmm, not sure. He didn't participate in the latest one, and the latest one seems pretty productive. I don't think it's a good idea to restrict now, even though his questions are, well, to put it politely, easily answered. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 05:18, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
Why isn't there an option to e-mail you. Or am I missing something? --Kingdamian1 (talk) 17:55, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
I don't think I provided an e-mail. I think I warned you enough times though. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:16, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
Why not? --Kingdamian1 (talk) 19:35, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
Because she chose not to. Simple as that. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 19:40, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
I wasn't pressuring. It just struck me as weird. --Kingdamian1 (talk) 21:29, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
I corrected a massive error in the article and sourced it beyond reason. Why should it be reverted? (talk) 17:57, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Probably because you went beyond reason. :D But seriously, find one source that supports it clearest and get back to me. ^_^ This message is approved by Dysklyver Ensign of the Duke of Cornwall.svg (brebmyn) 18:13, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
I don't think the edits in Ayaan Hirsi Ali were really incorrect though the "who is controversial in the Muslim world for leaving Islam, for which the punishment for leaving the religion is death" part has to be rewritten as it sends an implication that Islam is a religion of intolerance. Probably rewrite to "fundamentalists" and specify exactly who in the "Muslim world" as there are 1.2 billion Muslims. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:24, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Rename user[edit]

Can I ask you for a favor? Can you do something fun to this guy's username: User:DuceMoosolini communist ? Thanks! Chef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 17:07, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

I hope I satisfied your request. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 17:35, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! Chef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 02:27, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Your Opinion[edit]

What do you think of The Independent? MrNubNub (talk) 00:35, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Nothing strong about it. Seems a little left-wingy sometimes, though. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:05, 9 August 2018 (UTC)


I see you've recently done some aggressive blocking of various IPs in the 172.58 range. This is almost certainly the G___p troll, a persistent pest, abusing the T-Mobile network as usual. Blocking individual addresses in that range is rather pointless. In cases like this, when it shows up, I do a short-term block on the IP address range Hope this helps. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 04:59, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Yeah I should probably do a range block. I hate sounding stupid, but how do I do that? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 17:17, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
I looked in MediaWiki help. There's some information, but I feel I might not know what I'm doing. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 17:22, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
To do a range block simply enter the range as I entered above. The /16 says "block the last sixteen bits" of a 32 bit address range; in this example every IP from to is blocked. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 21:29, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
Okay, if such a block is appropriate again, please review it so I don't end up being like a Conservapedia and block a lot of people. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 21:32, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
You're right to be wary. All range blocks should have thorough documentation as to the owners of the physical addresses in the range, and the reason for the selection of the mask. Also, as long as TOR exists, rangeblock is a tool of limited use. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 21:37, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
Using TOR to edit RationalWiki is next to impossible, I've tried it. What a Wonderful World (talk) 02:39, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
TOR? Gosh I'm crappy with abbreviations. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 02:40, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Nominated for RMF Board[edit]

You've been nominated to the RationalMedia Foundation election. Please accept or decline; if you accept, you may wish to campaign. Fuzzy. Cat. Potato! (talk/stalk) 06:54, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

AP World History[edit]

So you took AP World History, huh? Are you pursuing post-secondary education? What's your major? Nerd (talk) 16:11, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

Don't know, my major is in an unrelated field, if you can call it a major. I plan to be a 3D modeler for games, but took AP World History back in high school because it was encouraged overall. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 16:21, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
Isn't it called graphic design?
If my school offered AP World History, I would have taken it. Nerd (talk) 16:26, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
No, graphic design pertains mostly with advertising and digital photo techniques and making posters and T-shirt designs and stuff. What I want to do is to make game assets. Not even design them, just make them. I worked on a few (like making a few guns, one Mario), and I'm working on building an environment for the first time (being a subway), but procrastination sucks. Anyhow, my school is in an Asian-dominated city in California (being ~60% Asian) so that general idea of Asians valuing education, I guess it reflected in the city I live in. AP World History was a nice class, I learned a lot and the teacher was excellent. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:37, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
So is it call game asset development, then? I don't know much about video games, sorry.
Ah, that's the beauty of being a melting pot, where people tolerate and learn from each other.
My world history teacher was great as well. Too bad he does not teach AP World History, or I would have taken it with him. My favorite AP class is AP Calculus AB, introducing what is probably one of the greatest intellectual achievement, ever. :-) Nerd (talk) 00:43, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
I wouldn't really call it a "major" per se. I'm not sure where it falls under, honestly. So when people ask me my major, I never really reply definitely. And yeah, I've lived in that place my entire life. It'll probably spook white nationalists for being white minority and also having a sizeable Latino population. I never took Calculus as high school just wasn't a pleasant experience for me. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:43, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
How could you possibly not like the superior subject? Understandable. Some people find mathematics hard to swallow. It is entirely possible that they had bad teachers in the past. Some are of the rather strange opinion that such and such are obvious to them. If you don't understand, something must be wrong with you.
I would not worry too much about the "white nationalists". Their numbers are small and they are stupid. (Thanks, Uncle Ike!) Nerd (talk) 20:45, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
Math just sucks to me IMO, but I think I hate English and Chemistry much more.
I worry about them a bit, but I entertain the thought of them trying to film themselves acting hysterical like "This isn't America I know" in the 99 Ranch Market or something, as other white supremacists have done in other ethnic markets or just plain old supermarkets. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:47, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
Screw them! Rise above yourself and grasp the world. (That's one of the inscriptions on the Fields Medal for Mathematics.) Speaking of "colors," I ran into this fun video. Nerd (talk) 14:51, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Now people can see how birds see us. Birds can see UV light, you know that? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:24, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
No, I did not know that. Which species of bird(s)? All of them? Nerd (talk) 21:26, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
It varies for kinds of birds, but "many" birds have it according to Wikipedia. Bird visionWikipedia's W.svg. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 21:28, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Impressive! Nerd (talk) 21:34, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Since I previously mentioned the Fields Medal, one of the recipients of the prestigious award this year happens to be a refugee. Ha! (Not sure why everyone keeps repeating this, but the Fields Medal is way more prestigious than the Nobel Prize, because it is awarded only once every four years to people no older than 40 years of age.) Nerd (talk) 01:34, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

And no old people. :^) --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 17:43, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
Huh? What's wrong with old people? These prizes aren't intended for a lifetime of contributions, but specific and groundbreaking findings. Nerd (talk) 12:49, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Don't go changing![edit]

First of all, I really haven't taken any interest in video games since Pac-Man in 1983. And when I see discussions in the Saloon Bar that are just about video games, I ignore them and go on to the next section. But I can't say I've noticed you going on too much about Mario. Not in a bad way. And I think that adopting the Mario gimmick has helped you stand out from the crowd and that has obviously worked out very well for you. As far as that's concerned, don't go changing! In fact, I'd say, keep doing exactly what you have been doing here. You're doing well and you're doing good. Spud (talk) 09:43, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

I agree completely! ^_^ This message is approved by Dysklyver Ensign of the Duke of Cornwall.svg (brebmyn) 11:59, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
Change is for suckers and you are awesome! Embrace stagnation! RoninMacbeth (talk) 14:28, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
I'll embrace the status quo, but I'd like to make Kazitor happy too. I mean, I wouldn't go out of my way to please literally everyone, but he's one of the nicer guys. Maybe he just needs some Shroom Shake to cheer him up. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:37, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Please remember[edit]

to mark as patrolled the vandalism you undo.

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I shall breathe FIRE upon the RationalWiki! Buhahahaha! Bowser (talk) 22:08, 17 August 2018 (UTC)


But seriously, I thought the girls on the beach were high school girls because they talk to their mom on the phone and they act like teeny boppers? (And yes it's sadistic, but listening to them beg when they're cornered right before you put out their lights is kinda awesome, although sometimes I'll let them live just for the hell of it or if I don't feel like getting stars). — Unsigned, by: Bowser / talk / contribs

Valley girl stereotype. I also set people on fire, so get on my level. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 22:13, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
Oh yes, setting people on fire in GTA is great fun! And it's not that I hate high school girls, I actually know a few who are kind of cool, it's just GTA characters are funny to mess with. Bowser (talk) 22:16, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Adam Perkins is really mad[edit]

I will hunt you down in real life and PUNCH you in the face, why have you created an article about me? You left-winger. Adam Perkins 2 (talk) 23:22, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

I technically didn't create the article. I'm only responding because you issued a legal threat after a failed attempt to an unjustified whitewash of your article. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 23:29, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Adam Perkins[edit]

The Adam Perkins accounts are highly unlikely to be the real Adam Perkins, there's been a troll impersonating people here and has been banned on 100+ sckpuppets (Michael Coombs), see also the emil kirkegaard talk where he was doing this. You should just delete the adam perkins talk page MrSheen (talk) 15:24, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Collapsed the discussion page, just for archival reasons. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 15:29, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

I've Withdrawn My Candidacy[edit]

I also posted that I hope people who would have voted for me as a first or second choice choose you or BobM instead. Best of luck, RoninMacbeth (talk) 18:01, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, I was aware of that. Thanks for stepping in though, at least making it more of a fight than let RobSmith get something I don't believe he deserves. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:11, 26 August 2018 (UTC)


Thank you for this edit to universal healthcare. Wow! That was unexpected. Nerd (talk) 02:19, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

I was aware of that issue for quite a while. I read about it in Skeptical Raptor first, but now I can't find the original article, so I just tried searching "americans subsidizing healthcare for other countries" and made the best of that. Were you aware of this, @Nerd? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 02:29, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Actually, no. I read somewhere that drug companies, American and European, make the most money in the U.S. I also read that most NATO allies are spending less than 2% of their GDP on defense. But I never knew that the American sick are actually paying for the medical bills of their European counterparts. Oh, come on! That is so not fair! Nerd (talk) 02:40, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Well, that's a simplistic way of saying it, but practically yes. We pay for R&D for other countries as our private sector sets the pricing, but in those countries, it's the government. Certainly, this disparity is unfair, but I believe there's little we can do about that. By the way, I'm getting some Bloomberg opinion that disputes it, but it's behind some pay/subscribe wall, so I'll disregard it. *shrug*. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 02:49, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Without research and development, there can be no drug. So that statement is accurate, though, admittedly, misleading without context. But you and I both know what we are talking about, so there is no problem. Nerd (talk) 03:05, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
You can read more here. Price discrimination is also a factor. The last paragraph is pretty much what I read in my economics textbook. Americans want the maximum quality, so prices will be inevitably high. Nerd (talk) 03:15, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
That's unfortunately locked behind a subscribe wall. :( --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 03:16, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
It is?! I did not bump into any paywall. Hmm. It's the Wall Street Journal, not Bloomberg, where I also ran into a paywall. Nerd (talk) 03:36, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
On the second thought, you're right. I ran into my limit. Nerd (talk) 16:17, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

When Stalin plays Mario[edit]

This is how the theme song sounds. Nerd (talk) 23:00, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

It's no accident that Mario's red, amirite? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 23:45, 2 September 2018 (UTC)


How did you get your userboxbox to stay up in the top right corner of your userpage? Mine refuses to do so and it's driving me nuts. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 14:07, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Your title is too long. Try using a line break <br>. You might need two of them. I think there's a way to impose some width limit on the text portion of the title of the userbox title... --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:23, 13 September 2018 (UTC)


Congratulations on your election to the Board. I look forward to working with you. I hope that working with me in my UTC+8 time zone won't require you having to get up too early or go to bed too late to attend our meetings. Spud (talk) 13:56, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

I live in UTC−7, so this means add 15 hours, correct? I think I can get up a little early. If I'm up at 9:00 am this means it'll be midnight for you? I can get up earlier. Anyhow I do have a Skype, I just don't have it installed in the computer. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:00, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes. That's the time we've been having meetings. Midnight until two o'clock in the morning is fine by me any day of the week because I don't usually start work until four o'clock in the afternoon. We'll talk soon. Spud (talk) 01:31, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Congratulations to you and the other two new members, Bob M and David Gerard. —Kazitor Kazitor sig pic.png 21:38, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
Congratulations to LeftyGreenMario, @David Gerard and @Bob M! Bongolian (talk) 21:10, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Contacting you[edit]

Hi, I'd like to add you to the RationalMedia Foundation Board Google Group. Could you provide a personal email? (My email link is on my userpage.) Thanks! αδελφός ΓυζζγςατΡοτατο (talk/stalk) 18:50, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

The email should be sent. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:55, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
I responded; did you see it? FuzzyCatPotato of the Sinister Ropes (talk/stalk) 20:24, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
Yup, I see it. Sorry for the delay, I had little time to respond yesterday and I almost forgot today. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:00, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

Why was The Best News removed from the Fake News page?[edit]

It's not a real site, but all of the sites on that page aren't real. Can you really say that it's LESS reliable than all those other sites? No way. It's just as much a fake news site as any other. — Unsigned, by: Logicnsuch / talk / contribs

It's not really about if it's real or not, it's more about if it's notable enough. That it's created by Wix (which literally anyone can do), and that it's incomplete, makes it nonnotable, and I'd rather get sites that have enough traffic and have their own domain and such first, though those still aren't enough. We should not document every little site here, just as how we don't try going around and document every single crazy Youtuber that exists. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 22:50, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
But that site has some seriously crazy stuff. It is complete. I think so, anyway. — Unsigned, by: Logicnsuch / talk / contribs
But tons of that kind of site exists already. Should we document every Kookmobile we find on the freeway? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 00:13, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
That site gives the Fake News page something which I think can't be found in any of the other sites on there- an example of such incompetent reporting that no standards whatsoever are retained. — Unsigned, by: Logicnsuch / talk / contribs
Seen it already. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 22:38, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
Nah, Yahoo News has whole words and full sentences. THIS site doesn't. This site is the craziest you can get. SEE? — Unsigned, by: Logicnsuch / talk / contribs
I see a horrible embodiment of Haig's law, and not much else. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 22:48, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
Not even the worst example of Haig's Law. And yeah, thanks for pinpointing that particular subject, it slipped my mind. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 23:17, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
So what are we saying here? That Alex Jones makes FAKE news, but somebody even MORE crazy than him makes REAL news? Logicnsuch (talk) 00:17, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
You're not getting this, are you? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 00:20, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Nah, I think I get it- this site is pretty essential to the Fake News page because it's an example of Fake News that can't be found elsewhere. Logicnsuch (talk) 00:43, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Should I put it back on there? Logicnsuch (talk) 01:01, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
No. You can try asking other people though, but I strongly disagree with adding a site from Wix, Wix of all things, to the list. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 01:09, 11 September 2018 (UTC)


Don't get me wrong, I fully expect Birdman to ignore my counterarguments, pat himself on the back, and walk away. I merely wished to have a chance to counter his bullshit by pointing out a major flaw in his reasoning. Further, I've wanted to do that since I encountered his bullshit self aggrandizement in the talkpage archives. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 00:05, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

I tried to counter his festering cerebrospinal fluid but he just ignored me and continued reiterating his points. I grew frustrated with debating this smug piece of work and I don't want others feeling the same. I pointed out another major flaw in his reasoning (particularly his argument addresses that very specific example of his argument and thus is applicable to only that example not necessarily the argument itself, but he responds with semantic games). My patience with intellectually dishonest pricks has worn thin. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 00:11, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
Like I said I've read the talkpage archives. I merely wished to put in my two cents on the matter, i.e. that by claiming a counter-paradox (is that an actual concept?) stating that God can solve the original problem via multiverse, he has by definition stated that God cannot solve the problem without resorting to using multiple timelines, therefor there are restrictions on God's powers (and one could argue on his knowledge as well), and therefor God is not Omnipotent, therefor we are back at square one. Therefor the original problem remains, and is still applicable, though possibly expanded somewhat.
This is all based on the apologetic habit of claiming a premise, arguing themselves into a corner, then attempting to get out of said corner via doublethink style special pleading and escape hatches. It irks me that they don't have the balls to adapt beyond their dogma. I mean, I'm able to carry the premise through to it's conclusion and I think the whole thing is bullshit, but I can at least argue for it coherently despite, or possibly even because of, that bias on my part. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 00:32, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
I see. I don't think they have the balls OR the holes to ever argue beyond their bulletproof "novel" ideas. I'm pretty sure this person has already found a conclusion and will argue to death from that conclusion he likes. I myself have problems with the omnipotence paradox (basically it's "can someone do something it can't do" which is already a self-defeating question) --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 00:38, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
Ah, but if one is supposedly omnipotent then even the unachievable shouldn't be beyond one's reach, since omnipotence means zero limitations on one's abilities. Basically the omnipotence paradox boils down to the concept of omnipotence being the unstoppable force and the unmovable object, even though those concepts are not only flawed but mutually exclusive. Or to put it another way, Omnipotence is shitty logic, built on shitty logic, built on shitty logic. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 00:45, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

@GrammarCommie Annd he responds with "but it's a resolution not a solution." Bulletproof comeback. His new lengthy response is all about "your argument is aktually 'Omnipotence against Measurements' not 'Omnipotence against Omnipotence'". More semantics. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:34, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

I saw, his Distinction without a difference was... cute. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 13:26, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

The thing is[edit]

The look-at-mes tend to get irritated by someone 'not getting upset or looking bovvered' by their behaviour/treats them as asking serious questions etc - and occasionally 'borrowing' The Good Soldier Švejk and/or Sergeant Wilson.

I #am# mostly harmless. Anna Livia (talk) 22:48, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

If you get on from being like this to Birdman, fine, I just don't see how this is productive or useful for future referral. I myself browse through talk pages and I don't want to put up with that ping pong crap. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 23:03, 15 September 2018 (UTC)
I use the strategy more generally (and half the discussion on many such talk pages is between other participants exploring side topics). Anna Livia (talk) 13:10, 17 September 2018 (UTC)