Socialism In the Large and Small


There is only one place where socialism has ever worked; that is, in the family.  Not all families work this way though probably they worked more so in the past than in the present.  The families of my grandparent did operate this way; it is of note that both existed in the times of the Great Depression and before.

What are the aspects that allow it to work?  It starts with “blood is thinker than water.”  It moves on to “all for one, and one for all”; that is, a shared destine.  Note that this concept requires buy in, and is somewhat fragile.  In the center a successful families is strong leadership. Not only is it strong, it has the best interests of the unit in mind.  Furthermore, it will work to attempt to arbitrate disputes fairly and to distribute work and rewards in an equitable manner.  All of this is possible because the situation(s) are known and understood to the leadership.  And in the end, the leadership often sacrifices greatly for the good of the family unit.

How well does this schema scale upwards in size?  Poorly.  Leadership, despite their protestations, always take liberties.  Think in terms of the pigs of Animal Farm.  Since the only way to effectively implement this on a larger scale is through undemocratic force (EU, I am looking at you), taking such liberties naturally happen.  Furthermore, these leaders do not really have the best interests of their subjects in mind.  They convince themselves that they do, but in reality, they like doing well by doing (supposedly) good.  And in the end, the leadership almost never sacrifice at all for the good of the people.

Though perhaps we should cut these leaders some slack,  There is no way that they can ever really understand the true situation with their subjects.  So even if they wanted to, they could never arbitrate as fairly and family leadership could.

 

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211 comments on “Socialism In the Large and Small
  1. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Everytime that I am reminded of the death of the horse in Animal Farm, I get sad.

    Socialism doesn’t work even at the level of a small community. Israel got started by collective enterprises called kibbutzim. They are long since dead because all the participants were paid like corporate shareholders.

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  2. Yoda says:

    Wonder why EU so undemocratic it is

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  3. Yoda says:

    Even when swimming in exportable oil they were,
    Venezuala descended into chaos it did

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  4. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    No economic system is immune to bad management. I don”t know what is responsible for the decline in Venezuela, but that is high on the list of usual suspects. Also, oil is very much off its peak. Oil Exporting nations are tightening their belts. Last night, i heard that Saudi Arabia is going to issue $15 billion in debt. They have never had to do this.
    When oil peaked in the early 80s, people took conservation very seriously and the price dropped, staying down for a long time. We may be seeing more of the same now.

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  5. Yoda says:

    Socialism always devices to Animal Farm it does.
    Lots of Pigs in Venezuala there are.
    Lots of non-Pigs also there would be

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  6. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Not enough horses there would be?
    Had a wicked thought about gibing feminists all expense paid tropical vacations, I did.
    One way tickets to Venezuela we give them.
    Laugh all the way to Degoba we do.

    Socialists not all bad they are.
    Brazil had a fantastically improving economy under President Lula. He was Socialist. Maybe he decided ti stick with whatever works?

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  7. Yoda says:

    Socialists not all bad they are.

    Beg to differ I do

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  8. horseman says:

    Any system scales to the point where there is emotional investment in the system to where the effort is worth the good of the system, more than the individuals reward. E.g. we all get paid to work and all things bering ok most of us more or less work.

    The only keeners, the slave for the company happens in small startups or a branch office etc. HR\industrial engineers like me peg the upper bound at 22-23. After that the group is too big to care about ” ALL of us”. So in business you break it into smaller groups…teams, branches, whatever. Militaries have known this for years hence a squad of 4-5 and a company of 20-25.

    Socially same thing. Our family, our extended family, but then the cousins meh, the out-laws ugh and then weird second cousin Floyd eeew.

    Communities our friends, gang, neighborhood, town, etc.

    All systems of group dynamics rely on emotional investment and leadership which is just someone strong modelling that groups baseline.

    Once you go up a level the emotioinal distance opens up to abuse of power.
    Hence I teach at work every team or family has three key people. The leader or LT in tactical command who we trust for his judgement to set ther mission. The Sargent or lead hand who knows how “to bring the boys home.” Him we trust to be practical, to show the reality, the practical and to point out when LT is off mission or going to get us fucked. And the the Radar. The unsung cog who just gets shit done. often unnoticed and overworked but the person we go to to get shit done no questions asked. Could be a scrounger or just the hardest worker. They set thge tempo and logistics. Some teams have a forth. A priest or confidant , not a gossip, the glue who holds the emotions in balance.

    political systems are too big for these archtypes to connect. hence the abuse. But political leaders are necessary. No LT will ever willingly lead his sqwuad to a phyric victory but sometimes its necessary. The brass are distant enough ti be objective. e.g. We need to close one of five plants anbd kill a town to save the company. That brass must be objective enough and strong enough to be the asshole who makes the decision.

    This is why socialism works great ast the squad and unit level but breaks down at anything higher.

    Hell even women are social in their group for the sisterhood….until the Alpha or gucci purse is to be faught over.

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  9. horseman says:

    I am the scariest fuck for a SJW in medicine.

    Industrial engineer by training, former military, 10 years in HR on the inside, 7 years as a Fedex ops manager where time is everything, and now the guy who decides how many beds we have and who gets them. I can beat them at the HR empathy, I can out logic them, I know the pain of sacrificing a buddy, and I can be objective for the greater good. Name the tactic Ive used it and developed the counter.

    Oh and besides my wife I really dont care that you have tits. (If you can call THOSE tits.)

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  10. Yoda says:

    Perhaps finally switched subject to nips we have

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  11. horseman says:

    The Master on topic, brings us back he does.
    vajayjays and nips, need we not, nice to observe they are.

    The Profound Quandry to the Feminists the MGTOW is.
    “Gaze at us they do, but respond to the looked upon they do not.”
    “How is the power lost to us it is??”

    oh shit
    Infected with the Yodaism I am….

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  12. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    You may be developing a a fixation. Do you find yourself going out in the middle of the night to buy a quart of milk?

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  13. Yoda says:

    Go in the middle of the night to take a wiz I do

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  14. Yoda says:

    Speak of pigs the bear did,

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  15. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    That was one happy pig! That is the essence of squee.

    If you’re not leaving the house to buy milk in the middle of the night, then, you are safe.

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  16. Stephanie says:

    Public service announcement: IB is on a roll at LeeLee’s site antagonizing her… then scurrying off to write posts about the red pill girls.

    It actually made me angry seeing her harassing LeeLee. I feel sorry for IB, because no one mentally healthy does that and it can’t be good for her, but good grief she’s got some envy issues. She is a bully.

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  17. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I saw a series of documentaries on the the Cold War a few weeks ago. It as made recently, so they were able to interview ex-KGB agents and get the straight skinny on what happened. In the early to mid 50s, They didn’t have anything going on in Central America. There was a doctor doing charity work who got to see some bad things that the CIA did in response to people who actually lived there wanting to make improvements. That doctor’s name was Ernesto Guevara. We know him better now as Che.

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  18. Yoda says:

    That doctor’s name was Ernesto Guevara.

    Missed the Hippocratic Oath part apparently he did

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  19. Ame says:

    horseman – i imagine the people who work for you are loyal.

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  20. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    What he saw had to have been awful to change the course of his life to that extent. Most doctors will remain such for the balance of their lives.

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  21. Liz says:

    “Public service announcement: IB is on a roll at LeeLee’s site antagonizing her… then scurrying off to write posts about the red pill girls.

    It actually made me angry seeing her harassing LeeLee. I feel sorry for IB, because no one mentally healthy does that and it can’t be good for her, but good grief she’s got some envy issues. She is a bully.”

    I saw that last night, and I was tempted to post but decided it was better not to get involved.

    I’m not going to pretend I’ve followed Lee lee for long, but from what I’ve read in the last few months I’ve never seen her attack anyone, so it’s pretty clear the “hater of women” who is denigrating others to “compete with male attention” assertion is fallacious.

    I’ve seen IB Lee lee handle very personal and uncalled for attacks on her character with grace and graciousness. Some of these attacks were from self described Christians (and it was pretty clear from the context these self described Christians were the ones competing for male attention).

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  22. Liz says:

    Lee lee has handled lots of attacks (from what I’ve seen…again, this only over a few months, not years, but I think it’s enough of a measure to know how someone operates) far better than I would. When someone spits at me repeatedly, I tend to start spitting back.

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  23. Liz says:

    Seems a lot of women (like IB) like to embrace Christ’s “let he without sin cast the first stone” bit, while rejecting that (burden of performance) “sin no more” bit.

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  24. Liz says:

    Okay, liar liar pants on fire I decided to post something at Lee lee’s after all.
    Just a quick bit.

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  25. Yoda says:

    Holy mother of all typos. NOT IB, Lee lee

    The Dark Side at work this is?
    Hmmmm?

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  26. Tarnished says:

    vajayjays and nips, need we not

    *Trigger warning for Yoda*

    Have nipples too, men do.
    Nice to look at they are.
    Fun to play with they can be.

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  27. Tarnished says:

    PETA disgusting hypocrites they are.
    Love to kill animals they do. Involved with numerous pet kidnappings and illegal euthanizations of said companions they have been.

    Long walk off a short pier they should take.

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  28. Tarnished says:

    Interestingly, met a handful of PETA members I have. None of them vegetarian they were…

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  29. Tarnished says:

    Chess and Revolutionary memes my favorites so far.

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  30. Yoda says:

    Star Wars themes like best I do

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  31. Liz says:

    “Interestingly, met a handful of PETA members I have. None of them vegetarian they were…”

    Really? I was actually in PETA back in college, and every one of them was vegan (including myself). They were also very liberal on all other things…if there was a military engagement happening somewhere, one was expected to picket.
    That’s what made me leave. i don’t like being told what to think or do, especially by folks who have absolutely no idea what exacty they are protesting. It was kind of like being around a bunch of chimpanzees.

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  32. Yoda says:

    Why hate Chimpanzees you do?

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  33. Liz says:

    I don’t hate chimps, I just don’t want to be one.

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  34. Tarnished says:

    Off topic –
    Was over on r/MGTOW today, and found this statement:

    “Women treated equally believe they are being discriminated against, since they are accustomed to special treatment.”

    I wonder if it’s true.
    On the surface it looks to be, but I’m unsure.

    Staying far away from the microaggression plagued alternative mental realities of crazy-arsed SJWs and Fems, do regular women believe that equal treatment is discriminatory? Do they realize that it even *is* equal treatment, or do even average women perceive it as unfair or stacked against them?

    Example:
    Many dating “gurus” who cater to SIW clientele have a lot of trouble getting women to admit that, if they really are Alphas uninterested in becoming feminine, they need to take initiative in the dating world. Things like making the first move, asking men out, giving Beta men a chance, paying for more of the dates, etc.
    Yet these SIW rail against such advice, claiming “But I’m the woman!”

    I think that they do not believe such equal treatment is unjust “discrimination”. Rather, I think they *know* it is fair and they simply consciously reject it.

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  35. Liz says:

    If folks are so inclined, I’d appreciate some honest feedback on my comment here.
    I’m no biblical scholar, and I also don’t want to turn anyone’s thread into a screamfest.

    http://www.leeleeinbabylon.com/you-cant-cuckold-god/#comment-976

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  36. Tarnished says:

    Really? I was actually in PETA back in college, and every one of them was vegan (including myself).

    I’ve only known a handful (literally 5, oddly enough all in college as well) and none of them were fully vegetarian, much less vegan. Some were pollo-pesco vegetarian, but the others all still ate all meat, though sparingly.

    Maybe they just wanted to wear the shirts, and plaster stickers everywhere to stand out as morons special snowflakes.

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  37. Tarnished says:

    I don’t see anything inaccurate about your comment, Liz. It was very well written and makes its point quite well.

    IB is a nutter, though, and I still think she’s a troll.

    She asked Leelee “So I am curious as to what made you come to hate your sisters?”

    Might as well of asked “When did you stop beating your husband?”
    It’s a ridiculous question, not to mention a clear indication that she has swallowed the Fem bullshit of all womyn being part of some Glorious Sisterhood hook, line, and sinker.

    Ain’t nobody got time for dat.

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  38. Liz says:

    Thanks Tarn. 🙂
    Again, I’m no Biblical scholar and this is the way I’ve always interpreted the account of Christ’s absolution for the adulteress. (others please correct/inform me further)

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  39. Ame says:

    Liz – i agree with what you wrote at LeeLee’s 🙂

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  40. Tarnished says:

    It lines up with what I was taught when I was a Christian. Maybe Fuzzie, Deti, Ton, or BV will have more to add.

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  41. Yoda says:

    I see Rollo joined in the fun he did

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  42. Tarnished says:

    I don’t much care for Rollo’s philosophies, but I did chuckle a bit at his interactions with the troll.

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  43. Cill says:

    Who the hell is lee lee?

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  44. Yoda says:

    It will be pointed out—and is true—that only a tiny fraction of Europe’s migrant population represent this kind of threat. But with machine guns and bombs, just a few bad actors can kill hundreds. If there is another attack like Paris, European public opinion will not coldly calculate the statistical relationship between refugees and terrorists. Unlike their elites, who derive a psychic benefit from seeing their countries be so generous, the European public sees this not as the “cost” of an otherwise-desirable “refugees welcome” policy, but an added downside to a situation that increasingly they deplore to begin with.

    Europe’s elite has an unspoken but increasingly clear plan for dealing with all of this: give the security services wide latitude (often much wider than their counterparts have in the U.S.) to chase down the bad guys, don’t say anything more than is absolutely necessary to the public that suggests that immigrants or Islam might have anything to do with it, police the public square and keep the far-right down (including online), and pray it all passes quietly. The main focus is to prevent a backlash against Muslims and/or immigrants on the one hand, while preventing terror on the other—two concerns seen as balanced poles to be avoided.

    But there’s a problem—or rather two. Firstly, as long as Europe doesn’t have answers either to the root of the refugee problem—Syria and Libya—or to the enforcement situation at its borders (other than “pray Erdogan doesn’t alter the deal any further), then the elites have no real idea how long this will persist, while the strain wears away on the fabric of European politics. And the second is that, as an older generation of terrorists once said, “[R]emember we only have to be lucky once. You will have to be lucky always.”

    http://www.the-american-interest.com/2016/06/03/isis-members-posing-as-refugees-planned-paris-style-attack-on-dusseldorf/

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  45. Yoda says:

    Wonder if a “handling and caring of nips” blurb someone might do

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  46. David Foster says:

    Rose Wilder Lane (daughter of the writer of the ‘Little House’ books) was a Communist when she visited Russia in the 1920s. A village elder, who she was attempting to convince of the greatness of Central Planning, showed her the error of her ideas:

    “It is too big – he said – too big. At the top, it is too small. It will not work. In Moscow there are only men, and man is not God. A man has only a man’s head, and one hundred heads together do not make one great big head. No. Only God can know Russia.””

    This man’s insight prefigures Hayek’s writing about the role of knowledge in society, not to be published until 1944. His comments, her other observations while in the Soviet Union, and her own thinking about the way that economies actually work convinced Rose that:

    “Centralized economic control over multitudes of human beings must therefore be continuous and perhaps superhumanly flexible, and it must be autocratic. It must be government by a swift flow of edicts issued in haste to catch up with events receding into the past before they can be reported, arranged, analyzed and considered, and it will be compelled to use compulsion. In the effort to succeed, it must become such minute and rigorous control of details of individual life as no people will accept without compulsion. It cannot be subject to the intermittent checks, reversals, and removals of men in power which majorities cause in republics.”

    http://chicagoboyz.net/archives/35432.html

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  47. Yoda says:

    Effective on medium or large scale socialism ever it has been?

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  48. Liz says:

    Where on earth did you find this, Yoda?
    Weird that it made Italian news.
    It’s been over ten years so my Italian is beyond rusty (and it wasn’t awesome to begin with).

    It’s about a drug called flakka (this is apparently a version of bath salts, like the sort of thing a dude tried to eat another dude’s face off in Miami a couple of years back).
    I guess it is in Italy too (according to the writeup), but this video was taken in the US.
    The article basically describes the scene (her screaming and the neighbors investigating, her collapsing).

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  49. Cill says:

    “Land whales are a thing?”

    “Moby sights Queequeg?”

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  50. Spawny Get says:

    You haven’t watched Trigglypuff videos?

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  51. Yoda says:

    Where on earth did you find this, Yoda?

    The Force operating strangely recently it has

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  52. Spawny Get says:

    She’s gonna have a coronary before she’s thirty

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  53. Yoda says:

    it will be compelled to use compulsion

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  54. Cill says:

    Mobypuff
    QueeqleePuff

    Trigglyqueg

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  55. Yoda says:

    Who the hell is lee lee?

    Lee on steroids the answer is

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  56. Cill says:

    Have a heart. Try searching “lee lee” and see what you get.

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  57. Cill says:

    TrigLeeleePuff

    And the mome wraiths outgrabe.

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  58. Liz says:

    Lee lee is a good egg, Cill. 🙂
    A little cray, but she “owns” that (a good portion of her blog addresses it).
    Kind of refreshing, though I find some of her ideas a bit off (but that’s standard…I seldom agree with everything and everyone in their blog).

    I don’t see the reason for her to be attacked though…I’ve definitely never seen her attack anyone, even in self defense.

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  59. Cill says:

    But Liz, where is she to be found? Is she so famous that I’m just supposed to know?

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  60. Liz says:

    “But Liz, where is she to be found? Is she famous that I’m just supposed to know?”

    Heh,
    http://www.leeleeinbabylon.com

    😀

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  61. Liz says:

    Oops…Ame beat me to it (jinx 123)

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  62. Cill says:

    Finally!

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  63. Cill says:

    But feminized Christianity wants you to believe that God will be waiting at the altar for a whore bride.
    Cool

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  64. Liz says:

    LOL. It’s more of a chick blog, Cill. 🙂

    For some reason this whole thing reminds me of an exchange in our car a while back.
    I don’t know if they have this in your area, but in the states there is a company called Dippin Dots that makes freezedried icecream. I guess it all came about from the space program, so they have a caption that says, “It’s the future!”
    But some of their signs don’t actually explain what Dippin Dots are.
    One day we were in the car and a friend asked, “So what is Dipping dots anyway?”
    He’d never heard of it.
    So Mike said, “It’s the future.”
    And the guy laughed and said, “No, really…what is it?”
    and another friend in the car said, “It’s the future.”
    They never would let on to what Dippin dots was (well, I did after they’d had their fun for a while).

    What is this Leelee, you ask, Cill?
    “It’s the future!”
    😀

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  65. Tarnished says:

    Patriarchal time is in the future. Here it’s only 2:07pm, but our Most Glorious Patriarch with Movie Star Good Looks is already in suppertime.

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  66. Cill says:

    “It’s the future!”

    I sort of guessed that. Hence my “And the mome wraiths outgrabe”.

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  67. Yoda says:

    MGPWMSGL

    “Most Glorious Patriarch with Movie Star Good Looks”

    No vowels there are

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  68. Cill says:

    Let’s not compound the complexity. We already had GPBTMSGL™ ®

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  69. Ame says:

    Cill –
    “But feminized Christianity wants you to believe that God will be waiting at the altar for a whore bride.
    Cool”

    i agree – it is a cool way of explaining it. there are christians who want to think that asking forgiveness is a free pass to do whatever the heck they want. LeeLee wrote this well.

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  70. Ame says:

    “Liz says:
    4 June, 2016 at 6:43 pm
    Oops…Ame beat me to it (jinx 123)”

    tehe!

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  71. Yoda says:

    We already had GPBTMSGL™

    It also has vowels not

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  72. Cill says:

    I added ® to it to make it unusable Without My Vainglorious Permission ™

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  73. Yoda says:

    Not particularly usable if it has vowels not

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  74. Spawny Get says:

    ‘0153’?

    One quite likes
    MGPWBTMSGL

    once explained, one might come to approve of adding 0153

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  75. Yoda says:

    Only The Artist Formerly Known as Prince with his superpowers pronounce it he could,
    And now dead he is

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  76. Cill says:

    Meanwhile I’m trying to think of a suitable comment to lodge at Lee lee’s, on the “You Can’t Cuck God” post ™

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  77. Spawny Get says:

    By the way, would you American chappies and chappesses mind awfully keeping your celebutards quiet about shite wot they nkow nuffin abowt

    vis Matt Damon Slams Brexit, Thinks It Means The UK ‘Drifting Out To Sea’

    He began: “Or the Brexit – for God’s sakes, that insane idea that the best path for Britain is to cut loose from Europe and drift out to sea. I mean what is Europe even going to look like in 25 years?”

    Mong

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  78. Cill says:

    i reckon I’d go down quite well, at Lee lee’s

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  79. Cill says:

    My profound biblical knowledge, and all.

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  80. Spawny Get says:

    Matt Damon a hypocrite? Surely not …

    2011: “From the time I was in kindergarten … all the way through my high school graduation, I attended public schools. And I would not trade that education, that experience, for anything. I had incredible teachers,”

    2013: “Sending our kids in my family to private school was a big, big, big deal. And it was a giant family discussion. But it was a circular conversation, really, because ultimately we don’t have a choice,”

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Jeb-Bush-Matt-Damon/2013/08/06/id/519086/

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  81. Stephanie says:

    I haven’t seen many attacks on Leelee… just that one that IB did just a day or so ago. I’m so glad that LeeLee’s handled it so well in the past. I definitely didn’t, but it was like learning tool and hopefully I’ll handle anything like that in the future much better.

    Where or who else has written about Leelee, Liz, if you don’t mind me asking?

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  82. Liz says:

    “Where or who else has written about Leelee, Liz, if you don’t mind me asking?”

    The poster Emily Charland linked to Lee lee’s site on Reddit and called her a moron and all sorts of other nasty things. Others (at Reddit) joined in. I don’t have the link anymore. I was very impressed with the way she handled it.

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  83. Cill says:

    Lee lee is cool. She has a feminine bend to her knee.
    (I wonder if she has a sense of humour though)

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  84. Cill says:

    I intend to write a treatise on the bend of her knee.

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  85. Cill says:

    ♫ ♬ 🎶 The first time ♫ ♬ 🎶
    Ever you bent your knee ♪
    I felt the Earth 🎶
    Move in my hand ♫ ♬
    Oh-O-O-O-O! ♪

    There’s a distinct chance that Lee lee could replace Big Red in my affections.

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  86. Cill says:

    🎼
    🎶 Like the trembling tonsils 🎶
    ♫ Of a captive bird ♫
    That was there ♬ 🎶
    At my command. ♪
    🎼

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  87. Cill says:

    Women were the fair sex because men were the poets

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  88. Yoda says:

    Padawan a poet he is

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  89. Tarnished says:

    Yoda, what have you done, calling upon that name?

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  90. Yoda says:

    Padawan – the force inspires him it does

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  91. Padawan says:

    .
    Padawan (by Padawan, Blog Laureate 2014 – ?)

    Padawan –
    Casts pearls before swine he does.

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  92. JDG says:

    Yoda says:
    4 June, 2016 at 1:27 pm
    4 June, 2016 at 1:34 pm
    4 June, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Hurting from LOL my sides are.

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  93. Yoda says:

    Perhaps a sammich need you do

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  94. Tarnished says:

    Whew!
    I’m feeling very “masculine” right now. *wink*
    Helped a mother duck and her 5 younglings cross a 6 lane road just a few minutes ago, with the assistance of a businesswoman. At least I’m in jeans and sneakers…she was in a skirt and heels, lol.

    I’m very glad I choose to walk to the grocery store today!

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  95. Yoda says:

    Modern men perhaps,

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  96. Tarnished says:

    Two big, bearded biker dudes yelled out “Hey, yous is good people!”

    It’s so good to do good things for others, even if they’re not human. 😀

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  97. Yoda says:

    she was in a skirt and heels

    What business in she was?

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  98. horseman says:

    Leelee is one of the few beautiful flowers of feminimity. She has an amzing attitude and my favorite quality in man or woman: Grace.

    Who is this IB. Me Cill and Ton will have a (ahem) word with them in the alley.

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  99. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    I wasn’t going to comment until I had seen the link on Che Guevara. He was bad news. I will never have a kind word for him ever again.

    Liz,
    Good for you, sticking up for Leelee. IB is a stinker and causes trouble wherever she goes.

    One thing that is overlooked by many (I wish that I saved the link), in the story of Christ judging the woman, the charge was adultery. Where was the corresponding man? That would have made it very suspicious in Christ;’s own time.

    Tarn,
    I am glad that you had an opportunity to feel masculine by assisting those ducks. My friends approve.

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  100. Yoda says:

    Me Cill and Ton will have a (ahem) word with them in the alley.

    A light saber more civilized it would be

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  101. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    I loved it when you linked this yesterday.

    It kind of steals the fire from Trigglypuff when little kids can make fun of her and it goes on youtube

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  102. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    “A more elegant weapon for a more civilized time.”

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  103. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Liz,
    A few years ago, on another blog, someone advanced the notion that being a feminist and a Christian are incompatible. I firmly believe and I am secular. I think that IB is suffering from the delusion that they are compatible.

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  104. Tarnished says:

    What business in she was?

    No idea. She was wearing heels, an almost knee length skirt, a pin-on name tag, and a silky looking blue blouse. Maybe a real estate agent? Hotel desk staff? Stewardess?

    All I know is she was helpful, which is what counts at the end of the day. 🙂

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  105. Cill says:

    Horseman, Leelee is one of the few beautiful flowers of feminimity. She has an amzing attitude and my favorite quality in man or woman: Grace.

    Agreed. I glanced at her site for the first time this morning, and your description of her is accurate, from the little I saw.

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  106. Yoda says:

    So probably not in the oldest profession she was.
    Supposedly hearts of gold they do have

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  107. Cill says:

    I made fun of her, but that’s just my way of laughing at myself as much as anything else.

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  108. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    “What business in she was?”
    Do you honestly believe the ducks would give a quack?

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  109. Tarnished says:

    So probably not in the oldest profession she was.

    Nah, she wasn’t dressed like a ventriloquist.

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  110. Cill says:

    She might have been a knee puppet. Was her name Archie, by any chance?

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  111. Cill says:

    If she was a knee puppet, with a name like “Archie” she might have been bilingual.

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  112. horseman says:

    http://www.cbc.ca/radio/day6/episode-288-fort-mcmurray-s-fridges-future-library-fake-weddings-north-korea-forced-labour-more-1.3614379/welcome-to-the-falsa-boda-why-fake-weddings-are-big-business-in-argentina-1.3614428

    Fake weddings? really? A sign the feminists are winning. And the SIWs and carousel riders are Doomed! Doomed! Cats! Doomed. Ahahahaha!

    sorry. had to.

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  113. Yoda says:

    Puppets are real people not.

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  114. Yoda says:

    Except when green they are.
    Then real they would be

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  115. Cill says:

    Knee puppets are the mouthpieces of ventriloquists, who are real people (unless they are Real Estate Agents).

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  116. Cill says:

    Would Yoda’s knee puppet speak Yodish or rebel and speak the Queen’s English with subject verb object syntax?

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  117. Tarnished says:

    Queen Amidala speak English she did.
    Very far reaching language it is.

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  118. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    For Yoda, so you know that you are not alone.

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  119. Padawan says:

    Kill it Before it Grows (by Padawan, Blog Laureate 2014 – ?)

    I must not allow by my inaction
    A nefarious notion to gain any traction:-

    Padawan is neither frippet nor muppet
    And he’s sure as hell not Yoda’s knee puppet

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  120. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn,
    Not only that but Yoda has noticed that all Roman generals speak with British accents. Very powerful influence the English language has.

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  121. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Horsema,
    It had to happen. Someone had to stage a party.

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  122. Yoda says:

    Queen Amidala speak English she did.

    Also hot she was.
    Important for movies this is

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  123. Yoda says:

    Knee puppet too easy for me to donut would be.
    Just use the Force I could.
    No challenge there is

    Liked by 1 person

  124. Yoda says:

    Sorry Fuzzie,
    “Donut” “do it” it should be

    Liked by 1 person

  125. Yoda says:

    Small role in this I did have

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  126. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Far superior to new movie that was!

    Liked by 1 person

  127. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Tease me not about doughnuts and I will tease you not about Mrs. Yoda’s sandwiches.
    Both are very happy thoughts.

    Liked by 1 person

  128. Cill says:

    The man up top continues to smile down on us. Clear sky, flat sea, low humidity, hot in the Winter sun, cool in the shade. The shift is going like clockwork.

    Liked by 6 people

  129. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    It may take a foreign language film without subtitles to displace the memory of the New Ghostbusters trailer.

    Liked by 1 person

  130. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Something with lots of horses.

    It is a bad example. The movie was made in Hollywood but it did have a lot of horses. 🙂

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  131. Yoda says:

    So Dawn wrote a post for a small blogging website called Far Beyond the Beltway about what kind of feminist she would like her daughters to be. She wanted to make sure her daughters knew and appreciated all the things past feminists have done, like getting women the right to vote and obtain a higher education degree.

    But she also knew that what her daughters would face in college was a different kind of feminism — a culture that thrives on self-victimhood and bears an unhealthy persecution complex.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/how-one-mother-urged-her-daughters-not-to-be-that-kind-of-feminist/article/2592709

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  132. Yoda says:

    And it’s not just about free speech: As we’ve noted before, some of the authoritarian sex codes first pioneered on campuses a generation ago have suddenly come roaring into the mainstream. If a generation from now we find ourselves living in a world where shouting down speakers is a widely accepted strategy of political engagement, small-l liberals of all political stripes will have wished that they engaged the campus problem earlier and more forcefully.

    http://www.the-american-interest.com/2016/06/03/why-the-campuses-matter/

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  133. Yoda says:

    Question for Glorious Patriarch I do have.
    If a Knighted Man becomes a woman,
    address them how one does?

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  134. Yoda says:

    Apparently rape this was not

    Iraqi Christian mother in her 30s who escaped the Muslim terror group known as the Islamic State spoke out recently about her traumatic experience in captivity.

    n an interview with the non-profit group In Defense of Christians, the mother of three, whose name was kept anonymous for her own protection, claimed that IS fighters “married and divorced” her as many as nine times a night as “justification” to rape her repeatedly.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/06/04/iraqi-christian-who-escaped-islamic-state-says-militants-married-divorced-her-9-times-a-night-for-rape/

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  135. Yoda says:

    Opponents counter that the initiative amounts to an assault on free speech in Europe. They say that the European Union’s definition of “hate speech” and “incitement to violence” is so vague that it could include virtually anything deemed politically incorrect by European authorities, including criticism of mass migration, Islam or even the EU itself.

    http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/8189/social-media-censorship

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  136. Spawny Get says:

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/06/04/massive-increase-in-arrests-for-hate-speech-on-social-media/

    The number of people arrested in London for so-called “online crimes of speech”, mainly made on social media, has shot up in the past few years.
    Six hundred and twenty-five arrests were made for online speech crimes in 2010, rising to 857 in 2015 — a 37 per cent increase in just five years. The shocking data was released in a freedom of information request made to the Metropolitan Police, reported by The Register.

    Offenders were targeted with Section 127 of the Communications Act of 2003, which covers offensive and threatening messages sent over a “public” electronic communications network – a law which has increasingly been used to arrest and prosecute for tweets and Facebook posts since 2010.

    The law criminalises “using [a] public electronic communications network in order to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety,” and can result in a six-month prison term or fine of up to £5,000.

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  137. Spawny Get says:

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/06/04/video-eu-and-facebook-pledge-to-reeducate-users-and-crush-free-speech/

    Breitbart London has produced a video to get the word out about the EU’s “Orwellian” new online censorship deal with Facebook and Twitter, after the story went under-reported in the mainstream media.
    On Tuesday, unelected eurocrats and private corporations slashed the civil liberties of people all across Europe, restricting their right to free expression online with little public consultation or discussion, a Breitbart London reporter argues.

    The EU announced on Tuesday that Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft had “signed up” to a new ‘Code of Conduct’ containing a long list of new “commitments”.

    They include working closely with the EU, national governments and “their law enforcement agencies” to “criminalise” perceived “illegal hate speech” online and censor it within 24 hours.

    A measure that went almost completely unreported, however, was the promise that Twitter and Facebook will be “educating” and “informing” their users online, as well as “promoting” EU approved “counter-narratives”.

    Breitbart London reporter Liam Deacon argues that this amounts to the tech firms acting like a “thought police”, who are “re-educating” European citizens and teaching them “the right way to think”.

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  138. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda at 3:59pm,
    I have come to the realization that feminists do not care about rape other than to use it as a bludgeon against men.

    Liked by 1 person

  139. horseman says:

    is anyone surprised? Facebook editing trending, Twitter deleting accounts, now charges for hate speech.

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  140. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    It would not be surprising if the the overwhelming majority of those prosecutions were against men. What about that recent study that showed that women are responsible for half of it?

    As for the the EU getting into bed with tech companies to promote censorship, is it possible to boycott?

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  141. Yoda says:

    Re-educate you they will.
    Reality get in the way it might.
    Believe your lying eyes or what they tell you you will?

    Liked by 1 person

  142. Cill says:

    Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Microsoft, are parties to the censorship “partnership” with the EU announced 31st may. Who else? Anyone got the full list?

    We don’t need Facebook or Twitter. I’ve never had a Facebook account or any sort of membership of any organisation of that type. I live a very good life without them.

    We don’t need Google or Microsoft either. There are alternatives.

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  143. Yoda says:

    Glorious Patriarch has answered my question not

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  144. Spawny Get says:

    Wise words, did Bazza utter them?

    “Let’s think the unthinkable, let’s do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”

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  145. Spawny Get says:

    “address them how one does?”
    Easy, “Oh my good lord”

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  146. Spawny Get says:

    Oh! More wise words…Camermong?

    “All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.”

    Liked by 1 person

  147. Spawny Get says:

    On a roll now…

    “The idea was fantastically, wildly improbable. But like most fantastically, wildly improbable ideas it was at least as worthy of consideration as a more mundane one to which the facts had been strenuously bent to fit.”

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  148. Spawny Get says:

    oh wow!
    “It can be very dangerous to see things from somebody else’s point of view without the proper training.”

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  149. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    Was it you who linked something about how the London Police were going to crack down on online harrassment at the expense of more conventional crime? I seem to remember a blonde female senior officer in uniform speaking.
    If the London Metro Police are using this and men are being overwhelmingly prosecuted, it is using the law to bash men. It needs to be exposed as such and heap discredit on the department.

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  150. Spawny Get says:

    And the give away

    “Don’t Panic.”

    42 Douglas Adams quotes to live by

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  151. Spawny Get says:

    Police like arresting people who aren’t violent and can’t afford to run up a legal bill. Young middle class is ideal

    ‘Online violence’ is violence, yeah? Who doesn’t think that violence shoulld be tackled?

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  152. Yoda says:

    Police like arresting people who aren’t violent and can’t afford to run up a legal bill.

    Happens elsewhere in the galaxy this does.
    Fines they do like.
    Profit center this is

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  153. Spawny Get says:

    More audio treats

    Brave New World Episode 1 of 2
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07bt9qj
    2o2
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07bzhws

    The overall series

    Dangerous Visions is back!
    Immerse yourself in visions of the future with a set of thrilling tales.
    Dangerous Visions on BBC Radio 4 is a season of dramas that present uneasy reflections of the future.

    Mixing classic sci-fi with brand new writing, Dangerous Visions 2016 features new productions – 10 in total – and a strong line-up of acting talent, including Tim McInnerny (Blackadder), Tamsin Greig (Green Wing), Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones) and Catrin Stewart (Doctor Who, Misfits).

    The season begins on Sunday 22 May 2016 with a step into Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

    Programmes are spread across three weeks. All dramas and readings will be available to listen to online for 30 days. You can also download each drama via the iPlayer Radio app.

    Read on to see the full 2016 line-up…
    Brave New World
    Loved by millions, Aldous Huxley’s thought-provoking classic, written in 1931, continues to be relevant today. Set in 2116 in a society where people’s lives are completely controlled by world government, drugs are an accepted part of everyday life and promiscuity is the norm. Into this society comes John, a ‘Savage’. Will he succeed in retaining the ideal of freedom that his childhood taught him? And if he does, what price will he pay? With Anton Lesser.

    The Kraken Wakes
    John Wyndham’s science fiction novel is adapted by the bestselling crime writer Val McDermid who also happens to be a long-time fan of Wyndham’s work. The drama was recorded with specially composed music performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in a 21st century retelling of alien invasion and global flooding. With Tamsin Greig.

    News From Nowhere
    As part of the Dangerous Visions mix we bring you a story of the future that was first published in 1890 and written by the artist, designer, thinker and writer William Morris. His visionary tale gets a modern remake for what promises to be an intriguing new dramatization. The main character Will (played by Ron Cook) wakes to find he has travelled 100 years into the future to a post-capitalist London. With Catrin Stewart.

    Dark Vignettes:
    Four specially commmissioned stories get the Dangerous Visions treatment:

    Blackout
    London is plunged into an internet and power blackout. A woman watches the infrastructure and civilisation of her city begin to collapse. From the writer of New Tricks Julian Simpson and read by Nicola Walker.

    The Fanglur and the Twoof
    With the mysterious crone Noma as their guide, a family set off with their herd on an ill-fated journey across an extraordinary desert in search of pools and lakes.

    Spine
    Set in the not-too-distant future. A mother and son must run the gauntlet of high-tech security, and severe travel-restrictions, to leave their homeland in search of a better life.

    Inertia
    Somewhere in a near-future Britain, Mr McManus wakes up in hospital and discovers that the healthcare provision he’s been paying for is much more sinister than he expected.

    Produce
    A dark fairytale from award-winning writer Joseph Wilde about what might happen if you could choose every aspect of your unborn child.

    All BBC Radio shows should be downloadable worldwide

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  154. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Back where I used to live, it was understood that traffic fines supported the whole court system. Yes, they like fines.

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  155. Spawny Get says:

    DEBATE! Crowder vs. LGBTQ #SJW (Zack Ford) | Louder With Crowder

    Brutal

    Published on 4 Jun 2016
    Debating with Zack Ford of Think Progress on Transgender and HIV disclosure law issues.

    Watch the full show:

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  156. Spawny Get says:

    Glorious Patriarch orders appropriate apparel

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  157. Yoda says:

    If you live today, you breathe in nihilism…it’s the gas you breathe,” Flannery O’Connor wrote in a letter in the mid-1950s. Such nihilism is now pervasive, inflicting enormous cultural destruction. For many people, those venerable notions of the good, the true, and the beautiful now seem nonsensical in the age of Snapchat and Tinder. Nevertheless, I couldn’t help but wonder what O’Connor, were she alive today, would have made of the people this worldview has produced—someone like Lindy West, for example, the author of Shrill, a memoir of the whatever-comes-out-of-my-head-is-justified genre. The book consists of pages and pages of unrelenting, tedious self-obsession—when it’s not wallowing in amoral grandstanding, that is.

    http://acculturated.com/lindy-west-nihilistic-feminism/

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  158. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    We need to take up a collection. Lindy West is not getting enough Peanut Butter M&Ms.

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  159. Yoda says:

    Liz write next novel wirh TrigglyPuff as the main character she should

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  160. Yoda says:

    Peanut Butter good for it might be.
    Much protein it does have

    Liked by 1 person

  161. Cill says:

    Triggerly Puff has the mind of a tantrum-throwing infant. She never grew out of her “terrible 2s”

    Liked by 2 people

  162. Yoda says:

    A “fish out of water” story it could be.
    TrigglyPuff ventures into the non university world she does

    Liked by 2 people

  163. Spawny Get says:

    Yoda, it’s called beaching when something that size comes ashore

    Liked by 1 person

  164. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I like these kids but they have less than five hundred views.

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  165. Cill says:

    “Triggly Puff Seeks Safe Space in The Kingdom of Ton”

    (I wish I could draw a cartoon)

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  166. Yoda says:

    Ton once did say,
    “If do something one might, go big one should”

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  167. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I think that Trigglypuff needs a new identity.

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  168. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Off topic, johntheother talks about something he saw on reddit. He gets into it right of the bat. Businesses are adapting to false accusations.

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  169. Spawny Get says:

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  170. Spawny Get says:

    Brexiteer Gove faced a worse grilling by the hitmong that mauled remainiac Camermong the previous day…he did really well.

    Liked by 1 person

  171. Spawny Get says:

    New favourite pub name, The Moon And Starfish

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  172. Spawny Get says:

    The sign could be quite arty, or just a picture from the south of a north bound cat with its tail up.

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  173. Spawny Get says:

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  174. Cill says:

    The Moon And Starfish A cat with its arsehole wreathed in smiles.

    Liked by 1 person

  175. Spawny Get says:

    Short, but gives a flavour of the tone of questioning and that of the response

    The whole thing

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  176. Spawny Get says:

    For tomorrow

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  177. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    I don’t know about women that buy and wear shirts with a message that amounts to a blanket rejection of all men.
    Am I reading it wrong?

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  178. Yoda says:

    Guys typically wear shirts that taunt women not.

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  179. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    A point well taken.
    The worst of the lot must be the ones made for little kids, “Boys are stupid. Throw rocks at them!”

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  180. Yoda says:

    A new post there is

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