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Old 01-27-2018, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I'm going to that socialists country France in a few months, does that count?? LMAO
Most amazing Eliza. But be careful in your clandestine travels. France is known to be periodically invaded by Germany, most especially when industrial output in Germany has outpaced that of France...as you can (not) see from the chart below, that's currently occurring...so we all know what must come next.
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Old 01-27-2018, 11:55 AM
 
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I believe Kevin misspoke. "He'd rather have spent his life pounding holes."

Too soon?
Right on time.
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Old 01-27-2018, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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The avenue to overthrowing the system that oppresses us has little to do with the current administration and won't happen by camping out in Zuccotti Park.

We can all be effective warriors without leaving home.
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Old 01-27-2018, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have comfortable house, a full belly, leisure time I spend how I choose, and adequate income to sustain it all. Why revolt?
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Old 01-27-2018, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I have comfortable house, a full belly, leisure time I spend how I choose, and adequate income to sustain it all. Why revolt?
Because tomorrow is another day, Scahlett.
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Old 01-27-2018, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Because tomorrow is another day, Scahlett.
I strongly anticipate all of those things being the same tomorrow, too.

I can't anticipate those things being the same or better if some crazies decide to blow up the system for their own personal gain.
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Old 01-27-2018, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Spoken like a Brahmin. "I am entitled from birth to everything, why don't I have it?" Nationalism is a global caste system. Everyone is assigned a nationality at birth, nearly impossible to break. Americans are the Brahmins, and are born and die with all the privileges. Third world by birth, the untouchables.
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Old 01-27-2018, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I strongly anticipate all of those things being the same tomorrow, too.

I can't anticipate those things being the same or better if some crazies decide to blow up the system for their own personal gain.
Two sentences and complete self-contradiction. So everything will be the same tomorrow, unless they get worse because some faction of loonies blows something up? (Which, of course, they'd do because you've got yours and they don't.)

Such a simple world.
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Old 01-27-2018, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Two sentences and complete self-contradiction. So everything will be the same tomorrow, unless they get worse because some faction of loonies blows something up? (Which, of course, they'd do because you've got yours and they don't.)

Such a simple world.
It's not self contradiction. I don't know what the future brings, but my own actions, or in-action has strong influence on what may happen tomorrow.

I can gamble with my family's livelihood of tomorrow by making risky decisions today. So sure, maybe I could come out on top, but "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush".

The chances of a radical revolution working out in my favor when things are good now is not a risk worth taking.

Hunger tends to fuel revolutions. People are more likely to support radical movements when they feel they have more to gain than they do to lose. Quite frankly not enough Americans are that hungry, and I'm one of them.
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Old 01-27-2018, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Okay then, to go back to your original post... then don't revolt. Hey, I bet there's something good on cable!

(I mean, WTF? You're doing just fine, so why should anyone push back on the system?)
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