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Can Anyone Become Grandmaster?


  • 13 months ago · #2321

    Maxx_Dragon

    tubebender wrote:
     Even though I believe in free speech, you still cannot yell "fire" in a crowded theater if there is none.

    Everyone believes in freedom of speech until they hear something that offends them. And there's the rub.   >:[

  • 13 months ago · #2322

    ab121705

    AlCzervik wrote:

    I've put in 9546 hours of study to become a Walmart greeter. Soon, I will be at the ready when you walk in.

    Cool! Which WalMart will you be at? And how much are their chess sets?

  • 13 months ago · #2323

    Conflagration_Planet

    Nobody can become a Walmart greeter anymore. They're doing away with em. :)

  • 13 months ago · #2324

    U-P-G-R-A-Y-E-D-D

    i heard theyre being replaced w free soda machines

  • 13 months ago · #2325

    Phelon

    Just like GM's are being replaced by computers

  • 13 months ago · #2326

    TheGrobe

    Incidentally to further refine the broad definition that is "Asian", there is:

    Western Asia, which is the Arabian peninsula and Persia

    Central Asia, which are the "-stans" minus Afghanistan and Pakistan (basically the former soviet states)

    North Asia, which is basically the Russian portion

    South Asia, which is Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and a handful of others

    East Asia, which is China, Mongolia, Japan and the Koreas

    Southeast Asia, which is the Indochina peninsula, Indonesia and the Philippines

    So if Asian is not precise enough, but the country is too specific..., just don't say Oriental, it really is outdated and generally considered offensive.

  • 13 months ago · #2327

    Jimmykay

    tubebender wrote:
    chess_gg wrote:

       Mighty big of you, Bubba. Especially since I blocked you weeks ago. You started a thread WITHOUT EVER PROVIDING ANY PROOF that I am a racist, stalked me all over the forums, wrote lies that I sent you salacious emails, had your friends attack me, had one write a fake post putting in ethnic slurs and attributing them to me...

       And, when you started your new troll thread...you couldn't resist but to slam me once more.

        *In all this, the mods never once stepped in to stop you.

       You are just a scumbag, son. There, now I am finished with what YOU started. It has ended.

     

    *They did early on tell you this, but you ignored them and became a self-appointed vigilante:

     No naming and shaming. Please report abuse directly to mods using the Help & Support link @ the bottom of the page. Mod]

    Don`t feel too bad. I was called a racist because I thought that "Oriental" was more specific than "Aisian" . That term is too vague. By the way, the closest I got to dating an Oriental girl was a Filipina--close enough, I guess. That insult was levied at me on Chess.com. Even though I believe in free speech, you still cannot yell "fire" in a crowded theater if there is none.

    Tubebender, as I asked...it is inappropriate to refer to a human being as "oriental". It is offensive.

  • 13 months ago · #2328

    TheGrobe

    It doesn't necessarily make one racist, though, perhaps just ignorant of that fact.

  • 13 months ago · #2329

    Jimmykay

    TheGrobe wrote:

    It doesn't necessarily make one racist, though, perhaps just ignorant of that fact.

    True. That is why I have been patient and not called Tubebender a racist. He just seems poorly educated.

  • 13 months ago · #2330

    brumtown

    great way to start a page...

    lol

  • 13 months ago · #2331

    Dodger111

    Oh my yes anyone can become a Grandmaster, as we all know, if you keep playing and studying you will continue to improve forever without ever hitting some sort of peak, you'll just keep improving to infinity until you are one of the best in the world. 

  • 13 months ago · #2332

    Ubik42

    Dodger111 wrote:

    Oh my yes anyone can become a Grandmaster, as we all know, if you keep playing and studying you will continue to improve forever without ever hitting some sort of peak, you'll just keep improving to infinity until you are one of the best in the world. 

    Dodger and I agree here. I am betting I become the world champion before dodger, though. He can have it after me.

  • 13 months ago · #2333

    TheArtofWar82

    This thread has turned out absolutely ridiculous. 


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