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Post by eobversion1 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:32 pm

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Post by El Canuck » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:22 pm

Bill Maher hits the nail on the head again. Also, nice appearance by Sarah Silverman.
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Post by eobversion1 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:00 am

This year we've found out just how much people suck and it ain't pretty.
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Post by eobversion1 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:39 pm

El Canuck wrote:Bill Maher hits the nail on the head again. Also, nice appearance by Sarah Silverman.
Here's another favourite of mine, he goes too far at times but his heart is in the right place.


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Post by GooberBM » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:49 pm

He's right though. Libertarians are selfish pricks, hiding behind the guise of "everyone should be able to be in charge of themselves"
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Post by El Canuck » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:21 pm

I was going to write a big piece on that, but I realized I already did:
There was confidence in her eyes as she spoke. It was a telling look that told Tryst that this was an arrow in her quiver she had at the ready and was a target she had feathered many times before. “When I was first in the field as one of the Thieves, with the stars as my ceiling and the grass as a pillow, I went to sleep dreaming of what a free Illiastra was. In those days I thought the best way to be free would be to let everyone live as they might. That would be absolute freedom, wouldn’t it? Let everyone simply make the rules for themselves, no one taking claim over lands, no one kneeling to anyone else. No one could say, ‘That’s my land, you can’t build there’ or ‘that’s my apple tree, you can’t eat them apples.’ Everyone just shared what we in the world have between us all, as equals.” Orangecloak shook her head with a snort at the thought. “I was naïve, I admit. I didn’t know anything at the time and I still know nothing, in truth.
“It was much later that I learned that we need leadership and that not all people are fit to lead, for themselves or otherwise. We need laws and justice in place or we’ll soon have people who kill and steal and rape simply because their own personal moral code doesn’t prohibit it.
“There are gangs of men south of the Varras River that already believe that their ways of pillaging the homes of good, honest people is acceptable. It was when I saw the aftermath of these raiders with my own two eyes that I learned that anarchy can only breed chaos. Leaving every last person to make their own laws would only work if every last person had the wits and morals enough to not harm the person next to them unduly. The sad truth is that we as a species are not that far advanced. We are not elves, after all, and even they have some form of governance in place.”

- Lady Orangecloak, As Fierce as Steel, Chapter 24
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Post by eobversion1 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:28 pm

That's a helluva quote Nucks.

He has a solid point when it comes to the cognitive dissonance of privileged college kids. Indeed, they neglect to mention who's going to look after the elderly and disabled or what do to do when a housing market crashes or an industry collapses. They're light on details there.

That was the main quarrel with Gary Johnson, the Libertarian base thought the ticket wasn't Libertarian enough. Christ sakes, it was the most marketable one you could have, go with it. Enough with the insufficient purity garbage already.
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Post by El Canuck » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:05 pm

He was spot on with that remark on privileged college kids. Then again, at that age I thought I knew it all too. It wasn't until a few years later that I realized that I know nothing.
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Post by eobversion1 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:16 pm

Totally, if you think you know all there is to know about anything then you're kidding yourself. In any field and subject worth studying there's always a wealth of knowledge and information to be discovered
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Post by eobversion1 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:50 pm

A strange observation to say the least

https://twitter.com/ABC7/status/776454037197565952
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Post by GooberBM » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:05 pm

We can't prove the baby ISN'T saluting...so I guess I see his point
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Post by eobversion1 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:13 pm

Yeah, it's weirdly cute.
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Post by eobversion1 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:48 am

He's right, it's never a good time to raise an issue. Everyone has one of a hundred things going on at any one time. You have to force people to take notice.
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Post by GooberBM » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:33 am

This almost made me choke on the cookie I was eating

https://twitter.com/anamariecox/status/ ... 9392191488
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Post by eobversion1 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:33 am

Like using phrases about gloves fitting and acquitting and saying that it had nothing to do with O.J.
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Post by endless » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:16 pm

One of the greatest moments in TV history.
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Post by eobversion1 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:19 pm

Ah, The IT Crowd, good choice.
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Re: The Lounge

Post by GooberBM » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:08 pm

A series of tweets to share that I need to catch up on real quick:

https://twitter.com/LukeRussert -the numbered tweets are the ones I'm pointing to
https://twitter.com/SethDavisHoops/stat ... 7609375744
https://twitter.com/NYTmag/status/776916504977764353
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