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#31
6+8=14
1+4=5

law of fives strikes again

#32
Wait- do you mean to imply that you didn't enjoy it?  It was a magic balloon!
#33
hey, have you guys heard my balloon joke?
#34
Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Welcome To Dulce
February 15, 2022, 12:53:16 AM
Quote from: Doktor Howl on February 14, 2022, 08:21:18 PM
You forgot to

VERIFY THE ALTERNATIVE.

Your penalty is PORK CHOPS.
But i like pork chops

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#37
i just set all my clocks ahead by 365 days.
#38
Bring and Brag / Re: #TheGame23 Mod 42.5
January 16, 2022, 04:06:39 PM
i don't have anything to add except A+ good thread would read again.

#39
The best evidence I've heard - mainly due to some potential amount of verifiability - is that china restricted air travel from wuhan to other parts of china but not the rest of the world.  This seems to be a good indicator of early knowledge of something bad and intent to cause harm to the rest of the world.  Not that there's anything I can do about it. . .
#40
afraid of fruit, you say?

#41
I like to use facebook to make my family uncomfortable and wrestle qith whether they want to unfriend me or not.  I find it's best to only post things that people can't be sure if you're serious or not
#42
I don't mean to jack up your thread, and I apologize if you think that's what I'm trying to do.  as a show of good will, anything that I may add later, I will do so by editing this post instead of creating a new one.  that should help preserve the "flow"

we're obviously coming from different places (reality tunnels and what not) here, too.

I don't have much hope for any sort of success by any definition of the word in this arena, but it's fun to think about.

With that said, I was reading where you were writing about Fear being used to dominate.  That certainly should come as no surprise.  The purpose of a power structure presumably is control.  I guess I have 2 take-aways.  My apologies for not having organized my thoughts very well, but I only have a few more minutes here before I have to go do something else.  Maybe I'll come back and edit this later?

Anyhow - I think it's pretty safe to assume that Power structures are not 100% deliberate.  i think they can largely be attributed to basic survival instincts, greed, and, say, lack of moral fiber and/or fortitude.  a lot of this behavior, i believe, is driven by the subconscious mind.

my other thought was there is also the law of unintended consequences.  Getting back to using Fear as a method of control - no matter your thoughts and opinions about Covid, it is evident that it has provided a source of fear and has been exploited in efforts to control.  The unintended consequence, i think is that, those in power did not expect that so many people, when faced with a "the world may end tomorrow and you will die" situation would accept this fate and pursue their own selfish interests instead of falling in lock step with "the program"  - i can back up this claim somewhat in that people have been quitting their jobs in the largest numbers in history.  i think this is reactionary to the fear stimulus - a sort of, i'm going to enjoy what life i have left as best i can instead of endure the jabs, masks and seemingly endless lockdowns.

i think throughout history, when the coercive fear stimulus is the loud side of a barrel of a gun, it's always a surprise how many choose the bullet instead of getting with the program.
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i guess without some sort of end goal in mind, i don't see much point in this exercise . . . maybe your goals are loftier than mine, but i feel i am already able to exert enough influence to achieve my goals. 
#43
I ain't about to read all that shit, but it sounds like you might want this linked here so i can at least do that.  good luck

https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=750070

I'm kinda more into this approach, though:

#44
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Scottish Independence
December 08, 2021, 01:21:54 AM
Quote from: Chaos_Zebra on December 08, 2021, 12:53:31 AM
Red Lodge Scottish Rite

Drink The Red Stuff

There Is a Man In Scotland Who Can Help You With That

Where Wisdom Grows On Trees

Why Did The Unicorn Cross The Street?
Because The Lion Was Goin To Kick It's Ass.
THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A PLANT
#45
Thank you for sharing.  I imagine it smelled