A technical specialist who believes that human conduct is motivated wholly by self-interest.
"Rya: the technician. The cynic. The Qighty."
1. noun: A coniving person consumed with self-interest and completely lacking in morality or any other redeeming qualities, exemplified by an abuse of power or act of subversion.
2. verb: to act in a manner reminiscent of the character "Carter Burke" played by Paul Reiser in the classic sci-fi action movie "Aliens" released in 1986. Also "berked"
synonyms: snake, waste of space, piece of shit, spineless, sub-human, parasite.
My boss is such a burke; he's taking all the credit for my idea and threatening to transfer me if I breathe a word of it!
That little punk burked us out to the feds for a lighter sentence!
A person who takes particular interest in the vocabular of so called Gangsta Rap
"Fo' shizzle my bad self is down wid da Gangsta Vibes. I know all dat shit. I'm a Gangsta-Terminologist
Generally an intelligent, heterosexual, socially concerned male with adequate amounts of male hormone but who's sadly been hit with the ugly stick at birth. They go through most of their adolescents and young adulthood severley tormented, discriminated and rejected by both sexes because of personal appearance flaws, but its the female rejection which would later demonize them forever. Then from about ages 25+ these somewhat psychologically damaged and bitter individuals begin to despise all human rights and wrongs especially the 'asthetic law' which places the ugly away from the goodlooking. The end result being a sexually frustrated, deprived lonely individual whos only en-route to eden and out of depression is to go on a ballistic rampage for nothing more than self gratifcation, revenge and power.
Cop; Man there's something about that psycopaths case that all us males can relate and on a higher note which also explains the rife media interest. I conclude the guy had no self control!.. Thats all. In fact I'm glad I met my Betty Davis way back on prom night.
Capitalism is the economic/political theory in which it is assumed that all men are selfish and look to achieve one's self interest rather than altruism assuming that if each individual wishes to do well, he or she will do as well as his or her ability will so allow (survival of the fittest).
There are extreme equity issues with capitalism, but it still remains the best economic system used to date using the modern standard. While true equality is only a dream in modern liberal democracy, the lowest class is still better off than the lowest class in other economic systems.
In the meantime, many live without the luxuries of the wealthy. However the fact that most can live in a middle class in relative comfort supports the benefit for the greatest amount of people. Realistically, somebody will always be proletariat (bottom feeder).
Capitalism is the economic system in which THE MAN screws everyone else.
An act which, despite its distaste to many people, is not to be judged. The most notable of the outcomes is the death of the practitioner - however there are other things to consider. It could be done to prove a point, to end personal suffering, or in other extreme circumstances. Consider, for instance, if one had cancer and knew it to be both incurable and excruciatingly painful - and to make things even simpler this person eighty four years of age - suicide would be justified and probably not looked down on. Many who commit suicide may look on their death as a sort of martyrdom (whether it be a delusion of grandeur or realistic is not my place to decide) and believe that it will prove a point. Then there are those who make what many consider to be a mistake and do it in a fit of passion or rage. As I said earlier, though, it is an action that is not to be judged by the living (or in my mind, by anyone). It is a matter of personal decision as to what is best for ther person considering it. While many would say it is an act of selfishness because of the supposed depression it inflicts on others, one might also question what debt we carry to others? Does meeting someone mean that I must live for their happiness? While it is a selfish act in the truest sense of the phrase - an act carried out in self interest - I would contend that this isn't something to condemn as our bashing of it would be in our own self interest. It is an act of self-indulgent hypocrisy to re...more...
1. one who is rational and just.
2. one who is a zealous practictioner of retributive justice.
3. a Mark Anthony.
1. "Judge Hammond can affectively be called a nemesis when it comes to work-ethic."
2. "The pleas of the guilty were muted indefinately and accordingly; such merciless justice can only be the work of a nemesis."
3. "His many services to Rome are second to none, but whether that nemesis does them out of love for the state or self-interest remains to be seen."