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Oct 1 '12
Since there are exactly seven people who will switch teams after the debates…
Let Louis C.K. moderate the third debate.

Since there are exactly seven people who will switch teams after the debates…

Let Louis C.K. moderate the third debate.

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Sep 15 '12
Words are an expression of the body, not the mind. The mind translates the body’s language into words.

Stephen N

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Sep 15 '12
Force is always on the side of the governed, the governors have nothing to support them but opinion. ‘Tis therefore, on opinion only that government is founded. And this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments, as well as to the most free and most popular.
— Hume

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Sep 15 '12
New spirit of the Age: Gain wealth, forgetting all but self.
— Lowell Mill Girls,  The year 1836

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Sep 15 '12

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Sep 15 '12
The Devil is that ‘inner voice’ of past opinion dubbed over the sound of today. Humans are forced to cope with continual thoughts by unknown authors, emerging in the mind with each action, every breath. It seems true existence is living in the physical place where u sit right now, vigilantly aware of your endless mental reflex-like consideration of the human ant colony’s jusgement or approval.
— Stephen N.

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Sep 10 '12
If reelected, the president said, he would begin by banning organized religion entirely—starting with Christianity—and burning all churches to the ground, preferably “with their wretched, Jesus-loving congregants still huddled inside like rats.”

If reelected, the president said, he would begin by banning organized religion entirely—starting with Christianity—and burning all churches to the ground, preferably “with their wretched, Jesus-loving congregants still huddled inside like rats.”

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Aug 22 '12

Suicide rates are high and constant, it could be a natural immune-response of the collective

Depressed people tend to be overwhelmed by the apparent enormity of existence and all its possibilities.  They tend to drag others down with them if they can and they do this reflexively.  Maybe the collective interest, which individuals often sacrifice themselves for, is at work in a suicide.  Some code in the DNA just says “look man, it’s pretty much worse from here and you die anyway, why not just do everyone a favor and stop depressing more people.  You might start a plague of depression that will kill everyone.  End it and save the species.”

This is not usually in the suicide note.  Usually it’s “I can’t take the disgrace.  I’m ruined.  No one loves me.  I can’t go on.  I don’t see the point.”

But perhaps suicide should be viewed like we have observed the process in our bodies.  Cells commit suicide when they somehow detect this, except in the case of high fructose corn syrup, which apparently retards this cellular ability.  In committing cellular suicide, the larger organism, you, don’t get cancer from that cell.  If it can’t commit suicide, and enough other cells are corrupt and infect the rest, you get cancer and die.

So suicide is just the collective humanity keeping itself going, so that it can keep itself going…. so that it can make jokes about itself.

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Jul 15 '12

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Jul 7 '12
Conversation has been sacrificed at the Altar of Efficiency.  -SN

Conversation has been sacrificed at the Altar of Efficiency. -SN

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Jun 30 '12

freedom

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Jun 7 '12
An adversary’s worth walks on the same trajectory as the inner countenance of indifference whilst facing another’s shame.

An adversary’s worth walks on the same trajectory as the inner countenance of indifference whilst facing another’s shame.

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Jun 7 '12
If you hold small objects close to your eyes, you limit your field of vision and shut out the world. And, in the same way, the people or the things which stand nearest, even though they are of the very smallest consequence, are apt to claim an amount of attention much beyond their due, occupying us disagreeably, and leaving no room for serious thoughts and affairs of importance.
- Schopenhauer

If you hold small objects close to your eyes, you limit your field of vision and shut out the world. And, in the same way, the people or the things which stand nearest, even though they are of the very smallest consequence, are apt to claim an amount of attention much beyond their due, occupying us disagreeably, and leaving no room for serious thoughts and affairs of importance. - Schopenhauer

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Jun 4 '12
"The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil. We see before us a huge community of producers the members of which are unceasingly striving to deprive each other of the fruits of their collective labor— not by force, but on the whole in faithful compliance with legally established rules.

In this respect, it is important to realize that the means of production—that is to say, the entire productive capacity that is needed for producing consumer goods as well as additional capital goods— may legally be, and for the most part are, the private property of individuals.

For the sake of simplicity, in the discussion that follows I shall call “workers” all those who do not share in the ownership of the means of production— although this does not quite correspond to the customary use of the term.

The owner of the means of production is in a position to purchase the labor power of the worker. By using the means of production, the worker produces new goods which become the property of the capitalist. The essential point about this process is the relation between what the worker produces and what he is paid, both measured in terms of real value.

Insofar as the labor contract is “free,” what the worker receives is determined not by the real value of the goods he produces, but by his minimum needs and by the capitalists’ requirements for labor power in relation to the number of workers competing for jobs.  It is important to understand that even in theory the payment of the worker is not determined by the value of his product.

Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of labor encourage the formation of larger units of production at the expense of the smaller ones.

The result of these developments is an oligarchy of private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society. This is true since the members of legislative bodies are selected by political parties, largely financed or otherwise influenced by private capitalists who, for all practical purposes, separate the electorate from the legislature.

The consequence is that the representatives of the people do not in fact sufficiently protect the interests of the underprivileged sections of the population. Moreover, under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information (press, radio, education).

It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most cases quite impossible, for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights.”

-Albert Einstein.  The year 1949.

"The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil. We see before us a huge community of producers the members of which are unceasingly striving to deprive each other of the fruits of their collective labor— not by force, but on the whole in faithful compliance with legally established rules.

In this respect, it is important to realize that the means of production—that is to say, the entire productive capacity that is needed for producing consumer goods as well as additional capital goods— may legally be, and for the most part are, the private property of individuals.

For the sake of simplicity, in the discussion that follows I shall call “workers” all those who do not share in the ownership of the means of production— although this does not quite correspond to the customary use of the term.

The owner of the means of production is in a position to purchase the labor power of the worker. By using the means of production, the worker produces new goods which become the property of the capitalist. The essential point about this process is the relation between what the worker produces and what he is paid, both measured in terms of real value.

Insofar as the labor contract is “free,” what the worker receives is determined not by the real value of the goods he produces, but by his minimum needs and by the capitalists’ requirements for labor power in relation to the number of workers competing for jobs. It is important to understand that even in theory the payment of the worker is not determined by the value of his product.

Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of labor encourage the formation of larger units of production at the expense of the smaller ones.

The result of these developments is an oligarchy of private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society. This is true since the members of legislative bodies are selected by political parties, largely financed or otherwise influenced by private capitalists who, for all practical purposes, separate the electorate from the legislature.

The consequence is that the representatives of the people do not in fact sufficiently protect the interests of the underprivileged sections of the population. Moreover, under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information (press, radio, education).

It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most cases quite impossible, for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights.”

-Albert Einstein. The year 1949.

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Jun 1 '12

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