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We thought we were the only tribe.  Then we found other tribes. 
We thought we were the only race.  We found other races. 
We thought our world was the center of creation.  We discovered heliocentrism. 
We thought our system was the only one.  We found exoplanets orbiting stars.  We found other galaxies. 
Now we theorize the existence of other universes with different parameters in M-Theory.
All this we have found, all at the expense of our place of pride as the focal point of all reality.

Yet we persist in believing in omnipotent personal benefactors.

We are exactly that stupid.

I like the quote by Sagan even more.

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In some respects, science has far surpassed religion in delivering awe. How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, "This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed"? Instead they say, "No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way."

Which is why I will answer, if anyone talks to me about creationism or any other religious claim, "The universe is much greater than these small notions." And leave it at that.

I like this. A lot.

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Instead of paying rent, lodgers who are vetted and checked by the charity that runs the project

CRB checks for the homeless, yeah that's gonna work like gangbusters!

Monbiot is a douche. He probably thought that the window tax was a good idea and decided to update it for the 21st century.

If I take some non rent paying random homeless person in do I lose my 25% council tax reduction? At which point i'm on the breadline, stop paying the mortgage, lose my home and...end up living in someones 'spare' bedroom  :fnord:

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This appears to leave just one likely explanation: money. My guess, though I can find no research or figures either to support or disprove it, is that the richest third of the population has discovered that it can spread its wings. A report by the International Longevity Centre comes to the same conclusion: "Wealth is the key factor in whether or not we choose to occupy more housing space than is essential."

Monbiot shouldn't let a lack of facts get in the way of his dogma (and doesn't). Single occupant households are not always rich households. An ageing population leaves people in homes (asset rich) but often unemployed or retired (income poor). 

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If you live by yourself, regardless of the size of your property, you get a 25% council tax discount. The rest of us, in other words, subsidise wealthy single people who want to keep their spare rooms empty.

Yeah, but Monbiot has no idea at all if these single occupiers are actually rich.

If he knew anything about housing (which he doesn't seem to at all) he would know that the supply of 1 bedroom accommodation is quite low. Most developments of housing or flats are 2 bedroom or more. Why? Because people want room to spare in case they have kids, or a spare room for visitors, and because building a 2 bed is more cost effective than building a 1 bed property.



Who is this new guy I like him.

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Nurse didn't say it included aggression, but makes sense

Can males get it too? 'Cause I've noticed I'm not really hungry.
So far today had a single serving box of ceral,
Half a sandwitch and a soda or two

Probably adrenaline and exhaustion. You'll get your appetite back. :) And yeah, I think new dads can sometimes have a little bit of postpartum depression. :) Just enjoy your beautiful little babby and take care of momma and everything will be just fine.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Tides = Jesus
« on: January 07, 2011, 07:59:42 am »
I guess he doesn't know about the moon.

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AHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAEEEEEEEEEECOUGH

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Read along with Congress, 1/6
« on: January 07, 2011, 06:05:03 am »
Christ motherfucking shitfuckdamn.

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Bring and Brag / Re: Threadless subs
« on: January 07, 2011, 05:40:41 am »
Two in one week!  I reworked and resubbed an older design:



Haha I like this one!

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Heeee! I like this one! Because, of course, what about the dirty back-end of superheroing? Who cleans up the mess when they puke? Nobody ever thinks about that.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Musings of a Faceless Man
« on: January 07, 2011, 04:45:11 am »
A lovely, lovely, lovely book!

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Principia Discussion / Re: Happy Mungday
« on: January 07, 2011, 04:44:34 am »
That was not so bad, Mister Diskord.

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Awwwww. :)

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Jarring Discordian Posters
« on: January 07, 2011, 03:17:16 am »
I love this gilt =/= guilt thing, genius.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but did you just praise your own ingenuity?

I am assuming he's being wryly sarcastic because it's so obvious. But it still made it less funny.

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Aw. :) She'll feel better after she settles into motherhood and her hormones return to somewhat normal. Be on the lookout for postpartum depression, which can also take the form of hypervigilance, overprotectiveness, aggression, or paranoia.

Many many moms have intrusive mental images/fears of something terrible happening to their babies, or even of they themselves going haywire and hurting them, and that also is normal but may be a symptom of PPD. If she can't sleep or suffers from severe anxiety over anything like that, have her go to her doctor.

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Jarring Discordian Posters
« on: January 06, 2011, 11:31:47 pm »
I am not sure what rock we'd have to have lived under our entire lives to not get that, but thanks for ruining the funny anyway.

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