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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:55 am    Post subject: Random Thoughts & Realizations Reply with quote

I decided to make a new thread about random things you might have thought or realized because I didn't see one like that.

So anyway I just realized that it's been exactly 4 years since the world was supposed to end, well plus one more day.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, yeah, i remember that....i remember sitting behind some people on a train, discussing that (this was about a year prior) and how they were about ready for it all to end (they were a group of older religious white people) - and i was thinking 'leave if you want, but why do you insist the rest of us go with you?'

wonder where those folks are now....
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rooting for Trump.

Y'know, if at first you don't succeed...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, i suspect they are no longer so eager to shuffle off that mortal coil....you know, now that the world is going the _right_ way.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we live in the anthropocene.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, we're all 'cene kids now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fucking peer pressure.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

these are the pastures of civilization
these few acres, these few necessities
a map unfurled in the cranial cave
by the flame of the thoracic cage
of some ancient genius
now time flickers in and out
across the opioid network
as we walk with numb feet
into the anthropocene
with nothing to say
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'll put this here, because while it is in one respect political, it's also a random realization.

i was reading some stuff dissecting the election this weekend. many people said they voted for trump because he says what he thinks. many people who voted for trump also say that they don't expect him to really do what he proposes.

so they believe he says what he thinks, but doesn't mean what he says.

i'm not really sure how to parse that.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I parse it as "I like the guy because he's blunt, but don't believe he'll actually do what his campaign promises say because they're goddamn campaign promises, none of them ever keep them up."
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone else come up with new, earwormy tunes in their sleep?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vixine wrote:
I parse it as "I like the guy because he's blunt, but don't believe he'll actually do what his campaign promises say because they're goddamn campaign promises, none of them ever keep them up."


so .... what exactly do they think he is going to do, if they already accept that he won't do what he says? if he says it, knowing he won't do it - what exactly is he thinking?

by the way, people are wrong to figure politicians never keep campaign promises - on average, they keep about 2/3s so, you know....safest to believe they really mean what they say.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
Vixine wrote:
I parse it as "I like the guy because he's blunt, but don't believe he'll actually do what his campaign promises say because they're goddamn campaign promises, none of them ever keep them up."


so .... what exactly do they think he is going to do, if they already accept that he won't do what he says? if he says it, knowing he won't do it - what exactly is he thinking?

by the way, people are wrong to figure politicians never keep campaign promises - on average, they keep about 2/3s so, you know....safest to believe they really mean what they say.


Factoring in that Trump is not a politician, but a shady entertainer/businessman who has stiffed enough suppliers to be sued around 3,000 times, one wonders what his promise-keeping index looks like.
Poor, one might guess.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, yeah, trump is probably pretty much guaranteed not to keep his promises. but he made them. and he supposedly is this honest-talker, who says what he thinks.

but what he says is a lie. and if you go with "he never intended to keep them", he (in this case) actually knew they were lies. so how do you match that up with this "he says what he thinks" thing.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He literally embodies the worst aspects of the career politicians his supporters constantly harp about. Lies, graft, favoritism, nepotism... It's a study in cognitive dissonance, the way these people worship the walking sum of all their grievances.
It's going to be a long four years.
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