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  1. 1. Fahrenheit 451 2. 1984 3. Brave New World...

    1. Fahrenheit 451
    2. 1984
    3. Brave New World

    I don't know about the relative "brilliance" of the authors, but I do know that Fahrenheit 451 proved to be the most accurate prediction. Our...
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    Some of the people quoted in the article seem to...

    Some of the people quoted in the article seem to feel there's a strong possibility of life existing on that planet. Presumably they're more qualified than us to speculate.
  3. OK. Let's play a little game. First, turn over...

    OK. Let's play a little game. First, turn over your mouse. Read the bottom. Then randomly select five objects within easy reach. Find the text which describes the country of manufacture. My...
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    First of all, OP, your thread would be much more...

    First of all, OP, your thread would be much more accurately titled "9/11 conspiracism" since that's what it's about. I understand that this attack was a very important event for Americans, but...
  5. Whatever happened to the policy regarding...

    Whatever happened to the policy regarding non-support for drophacks? Anyone else ever get dropped from a game after legitimately defeating someone...someone who apparently couldn't deal with losing...
  6. Irony (from the Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eirōneía,...

    Irony (from the Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eirōneía, meaning hypocrisy, deception, or feigned ignorance) is a situation, literary technique, or rhetorical device, in which there is an incongruity,...
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    Learning a second language, even one you never...

    Learning a second language, even one you never have occasion to use, is very good for developing your overall intelligence, understanding, and mental flexibility. Plus, if you learn French, Spanish,...
  8. Much like the reason I quit smoking, the issue is...

    Much like the reason I quit smoking, the issue is not how much your life span may be reduced (I was fairly suicidal at the time and a shorter lifespan looked like a benefit), but rather the quality...
  9. So, has anyone else got it yet? I think they...

    So, has anyone else got it yet? I think they should stop calling it swine flu, and rename it the lingering flu. Cause that's what it does. Stays and stays for days and days. Implies that it's...
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    Concessions: 1. This thread is a little bit...

    Concessions: 1. This thread is a little bit old, but I'm not here every day, so please excuse the bump. 2. I skimmed rather than carefully read parts of this discussion.

    Most of the clear-cut...
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    Chomsky's does great research, is at best an OK...

    Chomsky's does great research, is at best an OK public speaker, and is very dedicated to bringing his message forward. However, I have my doubts whether his work serves primarily to radicalize...
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    Maybe I'm a nut. Normally when you get...

    Maybe I'm a nut.

    Normally when you get coverage of some major news event, the first few hours are a lot like this: "OK, well, as you can see, over there is a big smoking crater. We don't know...
  13. It's their internet, anyway.

    Do you really feel like control over the internet is going to prove to be the final rallying point that's going to lead to domestic unrest? Given that there are not, right at this moment, massive...
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    Sticky: After playing SC without hacks for a long time, I...

    After playing SC without hacks for a long time, I decided to investigate the maphacks that most of my opponents seemed to be using. I found my way to BWhacks, but for some reason whenever I tried to...
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    If you know what the difference is between a...

    If you know what the difference is between a psychedelic and a hallucinogen, you probably also know that hallucinogens are NOT much fun. A psychedelic like LSD or shrooms makes you perceive things...
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    Two words: agent provocateur. The Surete du...

    Two words: agent provocateur.

    The Surete du Quebec were caught using them during the SPP protests a while back.
  17. One phrase I'm tired of hearing is how bankers,...

    One phrase I'm tired of hearing is how bankers, traders and CEOs are "benefiting from their own mistakes".

    I'm sorry, but when the net result is, you get filthy rich and everyone else gets dirty...
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    Conscription

    A while back I claimed that Hilary Clinton was going to win the election. I also claimed that under her presidency, the preparations would be made to introduce a draft. Lots of people called me...
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    I can recite "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy...

    I can recite "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening", and "the Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, Shakespeare's sonnet 71, "The Sunlight On the Garden" by Louis MacNiece, James Elroy Flecker's "To a...
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    Another opportunity

    Here, once again, we can clearly see how, despite all their political "point scoring", our politicians are the same agenda with different tailored suits on.

    First one guy gets elected (more or...
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    True, and not just because you misspelled...

    True, and not just because you misspelled "wiped". The word he used means "regime". If we can understand that hating GW Bush or hating Obama does not imply a homicidal rage toward all fellow...
  22. Iran

    This coverage is typical of what we get regarding Iran.

    Two sentences of quotated, translated material. Context provided by the "journalist".

    Here is of my perspective: The people controlling...
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    Whereas I do not necessarily resign myself to the...

    Whereas I do not necessarily resign myself to the inevitability of corruption, and would choose instead to work against it.



    Have you ever tried this? Have you ever filed a complaint with the...
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    You would want to do that if you desired to gain...

    You would want to do that if you desired to gain real, firsthand, understanding of how your world actually works.

    So, by taking a legitimate and legal interest in how the police actually enforce...
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    I call BS. Those two statements are...

    I call BS.

    Those two statements are effectively contradictory. Anyone who's "been around" enough to have had contact with the police will know that you DO behave in a certain way, you do avoid...
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