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Re: How much of modernity (the last 20 years) is precious?

Postby gib » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:19 pm

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Re: How much of modernity (the last 20 years) is precious?

Postby MagsJ » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:01 am

WendyDarling wrote:Where are the leaps in evolutionary progress and cooperation concerning civilization?

I too was expecting more from humanity as a whole in my lifetime, and I am disappointed.

It will be many millennia before those leaps are bounded.
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Re: How much of modernity (the last 20 years) is precious?

Postby WendyDarling » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:18 pm

Without common sense, when one aspect of reality can be interpreted a million different ways, is it such a wonder that humanity is screwed?
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Re: How much of modernity (the last 20 years) is precious?

Postby Ultimate Philosophy 1001 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:40 am

Videogames.

Videogames are our only outlet of freedom where we can return to nature, without any rules and laws telling us what's what.

Most importantly, videogames offer an aesthetic that isn't run-down garbage like most forms of inner-city living.
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Re: How much of modernity (the last 20 years) is precious?

Postby pilgrim-seeker_tom » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:55 am

1) The slide into the abyss has accelerated. Suggesting the end ... of the slide ... is near.

2) Consciousness of 1) hasn't changed much.
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Re: How much of modernity (the last 20 years) is precious?

Postby MagsJ » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:04 am

WendyDarling wrote:Without common sense, when one aspect of reality can be interpreted a million different ways, is it such a wonder that humanity is screwed?

It is looking that way, isn't it.. and the prospects remain bleak. :lol:
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Re: How much of modernity (the last 20 years) is precious?

Postby gib » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:09 am

Well, let's at least have fun on the way down! :evilfun: :lol:
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...we hear about the wage gap, the idea that women are paid significantly less than men--seventy two cents on the dollar--that's absolute shear nonesense--it is absolute nonesense--in 147 out of 150 of the biggest cities in America, women make 8% more money than men do in their peer group. That wage gap is growing, not shrinking.
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Re: How much of modernity (the last 20 years) is precious?

Postby pilgrim-seeker_tom » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:07 pm

gib wrote:Well, let's at least have fun on the way down! :evilfun: :lol:



A "Noah's Ark" moment?
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Re: How much of modernity (the last 20 years) is precious?

Postby MagsJ » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:49 pm

pilgrim-seeker_tom wrote:
gib wrote:Well, let's at least have fun on the way down! :evilfun: :lol:

A "Noah's Ark" moment?

Gib.. it would be rude not to, and a waste of the offerings laid out before us.. courtesy of the laws of attraction. :D

Tom.. well, the weather patterns have been atrocious. :)
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Re: How much of modernity (the last 20 years) is precious?

Postby gib » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:37 pm

pilgrim-seeker_tom wrote:A "Noah's Ark" moment?


More like a Kevin Spacey moment from Hurly Burly:

"I mean, we're all going fuckin' under. So, how about a little laugh along the way?"
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...we hear about the wage gap, the idea that women are paid significantly less than men--seventy two cents on the dollar--that's absolute shear nonesense--it is absolute nonesense--in 147 out of 150 of the biggest cities in America, women make 8% more money than men do in their peer group. That wage gap is growing, not shrinking.
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Re: How much of modernity (the last 20 years) is precious?

Postby pilgrim-seeker_tom » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:59 pm

gib wrote:
pilgrim-seeker_tom wrote:A "Noah's Ark" moment?


More like a Kevin Spacey moment from Hurly Burly:

"I mean, we're all going fuckin' under. So, how about a little laugh along the way?"


I get it ... "A titanic moment" :)
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Re: How much of modernity (the last 20 years) is precious?

Postby gib » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:56 am

pilgrim-seeker_tom wrote:I get it ... "A titanic moment" :)


That too.
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...we hear about the wage gap, the idea that women are paid significantly less than men--seventy two cents on the dollar--that's absolute shear nonesense--it is absolute nonesense--in 147 out of 150 of the biggest cities in America, women make 8% more money than men do in their peer group. That wage gap is growing, not shrinking.
-Ben Shapiro

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