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You'll get to page 15 and give up.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: What is The Machine™
« on: July 11, 2010, 11:09:30 pm »
Yes yes, security, employment, etc...

And then the economy crashes and you get laid off and can't find a new career before your saving dry up. Some great machine, huh?

lol, savings.

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I don't think most Americans are really sure what they want, though, so to try and please us at this point is probably pointless anyway.

there's iron in those words, i think.
i sure as hell don't know what i would do, if given the reins...
further, the ones that are 'sure' of what they want are wrong, for various reasons, from what i've seen.


It is important to remember that democracy is predicated on the assumption that people know what they want.

Or at least that they know what's good for them. Either way, we're screwed.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Answers Only
« on: July 11, 2010, 05:11:56 am »
Because how else is such a crooked self-important ambitious prick from Chicago going to get millions of people with their own problems to vote for him?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: July 07, 2010, 05:33:03 pm »
The majority of Americans, according to polls, wanted single payer healthcare.  Obama secretly bargained it away for...what, again, exactly?

But sowwy that criticizing the Boy Prince for his inherent bitchness upsets you.  Politics after all, is the art of putting no pressure on your candidates so they will then do what you don't want...or something.  God forbid someone should try and make Obama pay for political support. It should be given freely, like candy.

No, jackass, this isn't about supporting Obama at all. I don't blindly support the guy, as you might infer from other posts of mine. I'm more pro-Obama than most people around here only because I'm a bit less cynical. But as you know there are a million variables to consider in any political maneuver, and "what the people want" is hardly at the top of the list. Considering that Obama heads a government composed of Democrats who are afraid of their own shadows and Republicans who already have him painted as an Outsider and are chomping at the bit to tear him apart, his biggest mistake has been to give in too fast on key issues, but I don't think that is what he set out to do.

He is also facing an economic situation that is far from easy, a foreign policy landscape where he has very little wiggle room in any direction, and domestic issues where the Left thinks he's a pansy and the Right is practically calling for revolution. He has more on his plate than appeasing the Left's desire for socialist reform, even if that's what he should be doing to keep the country afloat in the long run. He also has to navigate through the dangerous political reality that if he moves to far, not only will his efforts mostly fail in Congress, but anything he does push through will be immediately repealed (and then some) when the People are turned against him in the next election.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: July 07, 2010, 05:07:43 pm »


Because we really could have everything we wanted, if Obama would quit being a pussy/socialist/turncoat/etc./etc.. The problem with politics is nobody wants to compromise because it makes them feel weak and cheated. And if you do compromise, you're spineless and you're "turning your back on your base." FFS. Apparently, Obama was elected to be the president of Day Care.

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I think Obama means well, and I think at heart he is more liberal than Cain says. But he is also an opportunist and he's got a metric fucktonne of ambition. He's cold and calculated, even if he has a heart for the "little people." So right now I think he's trying to play everything safe. I don't expect to see him make any drastic moves unless he gets re-elected. But that likely won't happen for the reasons I gave earlier.

Because he is playing everything so safe and compromising away everything he can get his hands off of, he is seen as weak and ineffective, even if these "compromises" amount to more than has been done in the Progressive vein for 40 years. Then again, it's kind of funny to watch Obama being groomed and managed by people who obviously have no clue about how to present a President to the public, ruining his image before he ever gets a chance to ruin it himself (which he would, if they gave him a chance).

I don't think most Americans are really sure what they want, though, so to try and please us at this point is probably pointless anyway.

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Yeah, you professors aren't going to have a very good century.

I need to finish my Ph.D in Villainy.

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Obama can't do everything himself. His "historic Grassroots movement" dissolved right after his election, and the Tea Party, although not as strong as it was 6 months ago, is still brainlessly dictating what politicians should be afraid of (in this case, common economic sense). There's a combination of problems in America, ranging from stupid voters to spineless politicians. In some ways I agree with Dok. Maybe the last century softened us up too much. The generations that endured the Depression and won WW2 should have realized that preventing those kinds of things, actually ends up causing them. I call it the Stupid Primate Paradox.

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The really sad thing is that the next 10 years at least are going to be full of suck and fail for America. The economy is sinking, and progressive ideas for fixing it are off the table because of the American public's sudden obsession with "fiscal responsibility" and "deficit reduction." This means, of course, that the economy will continue to sink, if not crash again, and it will all be Obama's fault because he happens to be the President while the country gets carried away with this Tea Party crap and hangs itself. Nevermind that nobody will actually let Obama do what he wants to do (and what needs to be done).

And, since it's all Obama's fault, that means it's the Democrats' fault too. And along with the Democrats, we're going to blame compassion, sympathy, mercy anything else they stand for because if one Democrat fails (although he hasn't), all Democrats and everything they believe in must obviously be failures, too. Fuck.

So America is going to start in on this great big crusade to rid itself of social leeches like "the poor" (read: lazy), "the sick" (that is, the immoral), and "the intellectuals" (or, rather, the snooty liberal elites). Basically, so much for the last 75 years.

If you're wondering where this century is heading in terms of our standard of living and social freedoms, imagine the 20th Century in reverse.

Downside?

Well none for you, you're a Mad Scientist. The future is a bottomless cornucopia of possibilities for you.

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The really sad thing is that the next 10 years at least are going to be full of suck and fail for America. The economy is sinking, and progressive ideas for fixing it are off the table because of the American public's sudden obsession with "fiscal responsibility" and "deficit reduction." This means, of course, that the economy will continue to sink, if not crash again, and it will all be Obama's fault because he happens to be the President while the country gets carried away with this Tea Party crap and hangs itself. Nevermind that nobody will actually let Obama do what he wants to do (and what needs to be done).

And, since it's all Obama's fault, that means it's the Democrats' fault too. And along with the Democrats, we're going to blame compassion, sympathy, mercy anything else they stand for because if one Democrat fails (although he hasn't), all Democrats and everything they believe in must obviously be failures, too. Fuck.

So America is going to start in on this great big crusade to rid itself of social leeches like "the poor" (read: lazy), "the sick" (that is, the immoral), and "the intellectuals" (or, rather, the snooty liberal elites). Basically, so much for the last 75 years.

If you're wondering where this century is heading in terms of our standard of living and social freedoms, imagine the 20th Century in reverse.

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http://abcnews.go.com/Business/TheBigMoney/boston-tea-party-real-story/story?id=11071972&page=1

Analysis of the TEA Party movement and why it actually is kind of similar to the movement leading to the Boston Tea Party. Also, why they don't care if they're wrong.

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But if we don't fight them there, we'll fight them here!

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Apple Talk / Re: Dok Howl
« on: July 03, 2010, 08:49:25 pm »
Funny thing though, I still buy water to mix my whiskey with and pepsi to mix my wifes rum in, I'm not cheating them. We spend almost $400 every year plus the costs of tickets. We buy artists shirts and CD's. We buy Stampede shirts, we buy from numerous vendors. I don't know how much the other 15,000 people spend per day spend, but that is our budget.

I guess my point is I am not stealing from or cheating them.

Well complaining to us isn't going to make them change their policy. Find an organizer and convince them. :P

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Apple Talk / Re: ATTN TUCSONSPAGS: HALP
« on: July 03, 2010, 01:20:52 am »
I was under the impression that one of was only supposed to POSE as a family member, and wasn't actually calling us his/her family, and as such I was just gonna give them the address of a shelter or something so it would seem more legit, had I been able to do it.

I might be mistaken in my interpretation of that post, but that's what I got out of it.

It doesn't matter at this point anyway, other than maybe the advice posts about finding help and getting back on feet.

What good would running to Tucson do him?  It's no better here than PA, and it's way fucking hotter.

I'd only set up shop in a joint like Tucson with secured employment, local knoweldge of what areas are known for what, signifigant liquid and semi automatic resources, and possible advance bombardment.  Rolling in without much cash or prospect seems like a good way to get eaten Mad Max style.

I did it 10 years ago and survived, but I hopped the first train for GTFO when the icebergs started hitting about 3-4 years later. I don't know what Tucson is like now, but if it's anything like where it was headed when I left, I'd stick with PA.

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