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class reductionism is stupid ftr
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah :lol::lol:

The tiddies have turned! The turntables are spinning! The left is right and the right has left.
Brace for the second shift of "values" between Democrats and Republicans. (How Republicans used to be progressive and Democrats federalist, if I recall correctly)
 

Adorno

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I just think he's so politically ignorant he'll argue anything against a political opponent, without realising what political stance it's from.
Politically "winging it".

 

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It's interesting to note that both Adam Smith (1776), Thomas Malthus (1798 ) and David Ricardo (1817) have parts about the potato in their works.
The economic impact of the introduction of the potato is quite fascinating. A common topic was whether or not it could be used to lower salaries, since it was cheaper to produce (and more nutritious), and the peasant then didn't have to spend as much of his income on food.
The introduction of the potato to Europe was in many cases (if not all) a decision by the state/ruling class from an economic perspective, and not a matter of taste.
In general peasants did not seem to care for the potato, and some priests noted that it wasn't mentioned in the Bible, and that it grows under ground (belonging to the Devil).
When it was introduced in Denmark in the 1720's it was even seen as an inferior crop (to corn) with less nutritional value. Only in the later half of the 18th century did the potato become popular around Europe, and much discussed by scholars.
Ironically Malthus saw the widespread use of the potato in Ireland as dangerous and feared it would spread to England. The Great Famine of 1845 might have been avoided had they just listened to Malthus' silly ideas :smile:
 

DanAngleland

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I don't know whether to laugh or cry!

I don't know if it was explained in the video, but does anyone know why they were driving along the beach in a convoy of golf carts and trucks? Is it purely a compulsion to perpetuate a (rubbish) tradition, or if not, what is the appeal? It must be tedious to live nearby. You have this lovely long beach, and along comes a parade of relentlessly noisy people (even when talking to a reporter feet away) pretending to be pornstars and driving their incongruous vehicles on the sand.

I don't want to seem mean about their weight or poke fun, but it is striking that so many of them are considerably obese, or just generally...big. It is scary and depressing how the typical member of the human race, particularly in the western world, is becoming this inflated figure. Much like the cars! So many people are very fat, and of those that aren't so much fat, they are just unpleasantly bulky.

By the way, I don't want to sound sneering about the US- I know Europe is not far behind in the obesity stakes and of course the UK has more than its fair share of mildly depressing, ridiculous people. But this particular beach driving brand of US oddity is new to me.
 

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The badges on the US Marines' collars are cap-badges of the Czechoslovak People's Army
 

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Ok, thanks, but does Bowman consider those opulent luxuries or...?
I think he was trying to imply that it doesn't look very respectable to have a cup of whatever, cigarettes and ashtray on what seems like a small press-table. Especially for a supreme leader, even though he can do whatever **** he wants. I might be wrong though.