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I think we enjoy making fun of stupid posts a little too much.  That's not too surprising, because it is damn fun.  But it's probably not helpful.  Stupid people who say stupid things…well let's be clear, stupid things that are not directly harmful or dangerous to others that is, might NOT need to be re-posted, shared, blogged about, made videos about etc.  These things can safely and deservedly be ignored.  Some things really do fit this criteria. 

Like just now a guy in my circle, no offense guy in my circle, posted this thing about a feminist whining that if a man doesn't have enough female contacts it's 'passive sexism'.  Well that's too stupid to even bother with.  I say ignore such twaddle.  If you're going to say stuff that stupid you deserve to not be heard. Let that crap die a quick death in the Memory Hole.  Don't retweet it, don't screen grab it, just ignore it. Lord knows it's fun to tear 'em a new one, but it can't possibly be good.  That's just chugging pure syrup straight, no waffles.

Way too much stupidity is floating to the surface, often on websites written by paid journalists who you'd assume would know better.  If we give attention to even the most inane gibberish and such gibberish gets viral public attention, then we're indirectly subsidizing and perpetuating inane gibberish.  The level of gibberish we re-post ought to be of a much higher quality, or at least funny.  Maybe if there's some humor value inane gibberish isn't all that bad, but the 'passive sexism' thing has zero comedy value.
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What if it were only possible to post a comment on a video after the entire video played, AND it didn't count if you cheated by manually moving the playhead to near the end?  I am pretty sure this is at least somewhat possible as I think YouTube tracks such things.  I don't know about avoiding the cheating part, though.
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I would nominate this for the Nobel Peace Prize, but I'm unsure whether anyone else ever came up with it.
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I admit I do not know every single detail of this case.  But I know what I heard in the audio recordings.  I'm not hearing the voice of a crazed redneck ala the Wild Whites of Wherever That Was documentary, I'm hearing a principled woman who is opposed to state power and wants to be left alone.

So do you want to listen to the raw, unadultered face of Evil in high quality audio?  The willfull, admitted, knowing agents of State violence Just Doing Their Jobs and Just Following Orders?  Well, here it is.

Whenever people complain about the government, every single time someone or other will say "Well, if you don't like it you can get out".  Well, these people in Kentucky did that.  They live off the land in the country.  They "got out" as it were.

But there's an anonymous complaint over one of the kids and some water and next thing you know the cold, icy, emotionless tools of state power descend upon them. 

So please, stop telling people they are free to leave.  Nobody is free to leave in this world. At all times you are under the unchosen, imposed, born-into authority of state power. The woman did not comply, the police escalated into violence, just like clockwork. 

This is the system I ask you to remove your emotional and philosophical support from.  If you're like me, you want to live your life, so you obey.  Maybe that makes me a 'pussy'.  Fine.  I blame no one for obeying, but I do blame them for obeying and liking it.  We don't have to like it.  At least stop liking it.  Let's start there.  UnFriend Government on your brain's Facebook page.

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#kentucky
#kidnapping
#NAP  
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Absolutely beautiful post. Thank you for this.
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High res link is busted, but still a fine shot of the moon.  Colorful!
 
32,000 photos came together to create this high-res moon snapshot from self-taught astrophotographer Bartosz Wojczyński: http://bit.ly/1FUky39
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+Nathan Marciniak ...apparently not in Google Chrome on my desktop! I downloaded it on my phone using the stock browser, and verified I can get to it on the desktop in Firefox just now.
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Serious question time: Without a priori knowledge, how can I objectively tell if a drawing of a black-bearded man wearing a white head wrap and a robe is a depiction of the prophet Mohammed or just a drawing of any random male living in an arab country?

I've not seen any other identifying marks that differentiate the figure as being Mohammed without the artist telling you so.  If there are I'd love to know what they are.

If I drew a muscular man in a unitard it could be anyone, maybe a superhero, or just a guy at a gym.  If I drew a muscular man in a blue unitard with red briefs, red boots, red cape and an S logo on his chest then I drew the specific comic character Superman.  

But with the Mohammed stuff all I see is akin to folks drawing muscular men in unitards and by some dark magics unbeknownst to me, everyone somehow knows with absolute certainty, THAT'S SUPERMAN!  How are they arriving at this conclusion?

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+Nathan Marciniak other than it was called a representation of Mohammed.

I think there's a relationship to Islam and Judaism and Christianity that Middle Eastern people feel quite viscerally, that Europeans will never understand no matter how many converts.
Those religions are of those MidEast places, where Europeans had entirely different ideas of religion. Pagans, to use a Roman term.
I don't think most of Euro extraction will ever be truly comfortable with MidEast religions.
Christianity the way it came to Britain, for instance, got dressed up with the local paganism so the people would accept it. Its no mistake about the placement of Christian holidays on or near older pagan holidays.
Christmas, Jesus born, relates to the start of the new year. Easter, born again, just like the green fields of last year, etc.

Anyway, those religions to people outside its original areas, are foreign and imo, uncomfortable.

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https://uk.news.yahoo.com/venezuela-nationalize-food-distribution-181734808.html#Qyv78ho

Hmm, what could possibly go wrong!?

"The government's forced collectivization of agriculture is considered by some a main reason for the famine,[4] as it caused chaos in the countryside. This included the destruction of peasant activists' possessions, the selling and killing of horses for fear they would be seized, and farmers' refraining from field work. Authorities blamed the agitation on the kulaks (rich peasants) and kolkhozs (collectivized farmers), and accused them of sabotage. The authorities wrongly expected that production would increase as a result of agricultural collectivization, because of plans for exporting agricultural products based on attempts to industrialize."
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Marxists citing Lenin are like capitalists citing Columbus.
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