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Yeah, St. Obama sure used his anti-Trump magic powers to ensure the people of Flint wouldn't have to drink fucking lead, didn't he?
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Came across this from Aldous Huxley: "The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human."

Very worthwhile remembering whenever discussion turns to immigrants, black people, Muslims, etc. If the people in question are being denied a shared humanity, it's propaganda and deserves to be rejected out of hand.
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Never liked Death From Above, anyway.


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Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:19pm
Came across this from Aldous Huxley: "The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human."

Very worthwhile remembering whenever discussion turns to immigrants, black people, Muslims, etc. If the people in question are being denied a shared humanity, it's propaganda and deserves to be rejected out of hand.
True enough, but generally it seems that the people the fall for propaganda regularly aren't going to remember this, while those that don't, don't even have to try.
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Kory wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 2:08pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:19pm
Came across this from Aldous Huxley: "The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human."

Very worthwhile remembering whenever discussion turns to immigrants, black people, Muslims, etc. If the people in question are being denied a shared humanity, it's propaganda and deserves to be rejected out of hand.
True enough, but generally it seems that the people the fall for propaganda regularly aren't going to remember this, while those that don't, don't even have to try.
The real world does suck, doesn't it. :sad:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 2:26pm
Kory wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 2:08pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:19pm
Came across this from Aldous Huxley: "The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human."

Very worthwhile remembering whenever discussion turns to immigrants, black people, Muslims, etc. If the people in question are being denied a shared humanity, it's propaganda and deserves to be rejected out of hand.
True enough, but generally it seems that the people the fall for propaganda regularly aren't going to remember this, while those that don't, don't even have to try.
The real world does suck, doesn't it. :sad:
I really like that Twilight Zone episode "Time Enough at Last." Except when he breaks his glasses and can't read. But the rest of it seems cool.
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Kory wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 3:03pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 2:26pm
Kory wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 2:08pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:19pm
Came across this from Aldous Huxley: "The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human."

Very worthwhile remembering whenever discussion turns to immigrants, black people, Muslims, etc. If the people in question are being denied a shared humanity, it's propaganda and deserves to be rejected out of hand.
True enough, but generally it seems that the people the fall for propaganda regularly aren't going to remember this, while those that don't, don't even have to try.
The real world does suck, doesn't it. :sad:
I really like that Twilight Zone episode "Time Enough at Last." Except when he breaks his glasses and can't read. But the rest of it seems cool.
I've said before that I really don't care for that one. TZ's idea of justice is supposed to be that shitheels will get theirs in the end, usually in ironic ways. Burgess Meredith did nothing wrong in that episode. Decent guy who just wants to be able to enjoy his books, yet he's surrounded by assholes. And when he finally gets his chance, his glasses break. What the fuck? The moral is that this guy was born to get fucked over? It's an episode that just relishes kicking a guy when he's down.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 3:12pm
Kory wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 3:03pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 2:26pm
Kory wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 2:08pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:19pm
Came across this from Aldous Huxley: "The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human."

Very worthwhile remembering whenever discussion turns to immigrants, black people, Muslims, etc. If the people in question are being denied a shared humanity, it's propaganda and deserves to be rejected out of hand.
True enough, but generally it seems that the people the fall for propaganda regularly aren't going to remember this, while those that don't, don't even have to try.
The real world does suck, doesn't it. :sad:
I really like that Twilight Zone episode "Time Enough at Last." Except when he breaks his glasses and can't read. But the rest of it seems cool.
I've said before that I really don't care for that one. TZ's idea of justice is supposed to be that shitheels will get theirs in the end, usually in ironic ways. Burgess Meredith did nothing wrong in that episode. Decent guy who just wants to be able to enjoy his books, yet he's surrounded by assholes. And when he finally gets his chance, his glasses break. What the fuck? The moral is that this guy was born to get fucked over? It's an episode that just relishes kicking a guy when he's down.
Sometimes a nice, dark episode is good for the soul though. I don't like a happy ending on everything. Either way, I identify with that guy so I wish his glasses had stayed intact. But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now. Grab an umbrella with a gas gun in it while you're out.
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Kory wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 3:21pm
But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now.
I guess he has time enough at last to start trying on the glasses of corpses. :yuck:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 3:37pm
Kory wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 3:21pm
But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now.
I guess he has time enough at last to start trying on the glasses of corpses. :yuck:
Dude, they're clean! The H-Bomb killed all the germs!
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So, eumaas, what are *you* doing on Saturday? :shifty:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... -civil-war
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 6:48am
So, eumaas, what are *you* doing on Saturday? :shifty:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... -civil-war
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 3:12pm
Kory wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 3:03pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 2:26pm
Kory wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 2:08pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:19pm
Came across this from Aldous Huxley: "The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human."

Very worthwhile remembering whenever discussion turns to immigrants, black people, Muslims, etc. If the people in question are being denied a shared humanity, it's propaganda and deserves to be rejected out of hand.
True enough, but generally it seems that the people the fall for propaganda regularly aren't going to remember this, while those that don't, don't even have to try.
The real world does suck, doesn't it. :sad:
I really like that Twilight Zone episode "Time Enough at Last." Except when he breaks his glasses and can't read. But the rest of it seems cool.
I've said before that I really don't care for that one. TZ's idea of justice is supposed to be that shitheels will get theirs in the end, usually in ironic ways. Burgess Meredith did nothing wrong in that episode. Decent guy who just wants to be able to enjoy his books, yet he's surrounded by assholes. And when he finally gets his chance, his glasses break. What the fuck? The moral is that this guy was born to get fucked over? It's an episode that just relishes kicking a guy when he's down.
I've lost count on how many times I've felt like BM in that episode.
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