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chomsky

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As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.

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23/04/2011 at 7:38 pm

Posted in politics, sad

rules for drinking

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21/04/2011 at 2:23 am

Posted in food, funny

ayn rand

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What kind of person was Ayn Rand?

The newspapers were filled for months with stories about serial killer called William Hickman, who kidnapped a 12-year-old girl called Marion Parker from her junior high school, raped her, and dismembered her body, which he sent mockingly to the police in pieces. Rand wrote great stretches of praise for him, saying he represented “the amazing picture of a man with no regard whatsoever for all that a society holds sacred, and with a consciousness all his own. A man who really stands alone, in action and in soul. … Other people do not exist for him, and he does not see why they should.” She called him “a brilliant, unusual, exceptional boy,” shimmering with “immense, explicit egotism.” Rand had only one regret: “A strong man can eventually trample society under its feet. That boy [Hickman] was not strong enough.”

And what kind of people worship someone with this ideology?

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16/04/2011 at 12:57 pm

suckers

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Agriculture was a bad deal for most of the humans who switched to it from the hunter/gatherer thing. The rich did OK, everyone else got screwed.

I’ve got to reread some of Diamond’s books, they had some good stuff.

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16/04/2011 at 12:55 pm

Posted in economy, interesting

how to destroy earth

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Step by step instructions.

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16/04/2011 at 12:53 pm

Posted in interesting, world

before i die

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07/04/2011 at 2:57 am

Posted in Uncategorized

criminally stupid

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Conversations from people involved in an insider trading scam.

Personal favorite is the bit about laundering money by running it through the actual laundry:

He goes, “run it through a washing machine.” And I’m like, “you can do that?” and he goes “yeah.”

Awesomeness.

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07/04/2011 at 1:24 am

Posted in Uncategorized