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Re: Has It Really Come to This?
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2018, 05:04:01 pm »
You mean it hasn't always been this way?

I don't think so.

As a kid, I used to occasionally be sent to the local tavern on Sunday to pick up a couple of quarts, if the clan ran out of beer while sitting on the front porch listening to the ball game on the radio. (We had porches instead of decks, in those days.) And, there were "Blue Laws" in those days. The taverns couldn't even legally open on Sundays. But, on the other hand, I did grow up near The Middle of Nowhere. Many things seemed to make a lot more sense at that time, and in that place.     

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Re: Has It Really Come to This?
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2018, 10:43:14 pm »
I wonder what happened
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Re: Has It Really Come to This?
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2018, 02:46:48 am »
People went MADD

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Re: Has It Really Come to This?
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2018, 03:52:09 am »
you're saying, things were pretty great, but then a couple of dead kids went and fucked it all up
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Re: Has It Really Come to This?
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2018, 04:18:00 pm »
I wonder what happened

I don’t know.

But, thinking is hard. Perhaps that’s why governments pass laws, and corporations write policies, so humans don’t have to do it.

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Re: Has It Really Come to This?
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2018, 11:21:45 pm »
I had another “Has It Really Come to This?” moment yesterday.

The ‘Self Checkout’ machine at my nearby Lowe’s store thanked me for my military service, for buying a plumbing part.

I don’t like machines talking to me at all, yet alone getting personal.

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Re: Has It Really Come to This?
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2018, 05:08:00 pm »
It's not so much that we've "come to this" as "this is a station which is merely one more stop for the train."

So not that we've arrived, so much as this is just a point in time where the change in degradation is particularly visible.
"Letting a God into your life is like letting "Bob" into your wallet.  It's going to hurt, because they always grab more things that they said they would."
-Some silly dead bastard in Tucson.

" Jonas Salk could SHIT ON MY DESK, and I'd still sing his praises.  No more polio kids in iron lungs or wheelchairs.  Jonas Salk did fucking MAD SCIENCE, and the world is a million times better for it."
- The same dumbass.

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Re: Has It Really Come to This?
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2018, 05:13:53 pm »
The ‘Self Checkout’ machine at my nearby Lowe’s store thanked me for my military service, for buying a plumbing part.

This is really the best thing I've heard all week. 
"Letting a God into your life is like letting "Bob" into your wallet.  It's going to hurt, because they always grab more things that they said they would."
-Some silly dead bastard in Tucson.

" Jonas Salk could SHIT ON MY DESK, and I'd still sing his praises.  No more polio kids in iron lungs or wheelchairs.  Jonas Salk did fucking MAD SCIENCE, and the world is a million times better for it."
- The same dumbass.

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Re: Has It Really Come to This?
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2018, 03:42:24 am »
It's not so much that we've "come to this" as "this is a station which is merely one more stop for the train."

So not that we've arrived, so much as this is just a point in time where the change in degradation is particularly visible.

Only the train doesn't stop here, it just speeds up on the way by.

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Re: Has It Really Come to This?
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2018, 04:03:45 am »
It's not so much that we've "come to this" as "this is a station which is merely one more stop for the train."

So not that we've arrived, so much as this is just a point in time where the change in degradation is particularly visible.

As much as it would cheer me up to disagree with you, I can’t bring myself to do it.

When you’re right, you’re right.