You think you have it bad? Consider Tennessee

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Metacell Chocolate Brahma
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Whenever I consider misfortune and misery, I exclude outliers like Tennessee.
Pariah Know Your Enemy
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Metacell posted:
Whenever I consider misfortune and misery, I exclude outliers like Tennessee.

The bad place Southern states are shitholes because the ruling elites in those states want it that way and have worked very, very hard to keep them that way.
maurvir Meat popsicle
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Most people can't afford to get sick in the US. It's also not an income thing, it's an asset issue. A high earner who gets sick may be just as likely to end up under a mountain of medical debt as a middle-class slob. You need to be old money to afford a moderate to serious illness in the US.

The remarkable part is that US citizens are, by and large, okay with this. Which is a big reason why I think the US is the stupidest place on Earth.
obvs precoupado
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It really is a wasteful country.

The whole country is built around worshipping victimization of others, and fawning over the people who victimize you yourself.

It's awful.
dv
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I had a family member who got into an industrial accident, and, while being treated for it on his insurance, they found cancer and then denied treatment for that because it was considered pre-existing. Eventually they ended up chopping limbs and chunks from his body until he asked to be let to die. The bills for the failed treatment bankrupted the family.
You'd think I'd be desensitized to these stories by now but the USA government still finds new ways to infuriate me.


And there's nothing I can do about it. I'd love to help everyone move to Canada anyway I can.
arkayn Aaarrrggghhhh
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Anybody got a fully fueled 747 that can be borrowed.
No, but I can get access to a trebuchet and a bunch of helmets.
ukimalefu Rebel? resistance? why not both?
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arkayn posted:
Anybody got a fully fueled 747 that can be borrowed.


dude, like posting that didn't put you in a no-flight list

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dear NSA, I don't know this guy

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:paranoid:
Pariah Know Your Enemy
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Now that the last 747 has been pulled from service I bet you could buy one cheap.
TOS
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the current situation in america is proof that propaganda works, and talking points are especially powerful
juice Inadvertently correct
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TOS posted:
the current situation in america is proof that propaganda works, and talking points are especially powerful

You hate us for our freedom, don't you?
Metacell Chocolate Brahma
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TOS posted:
the current situation in america is proof that propaganda works, and talking points are especially powerful

Mission accomplished!!!
TOS
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juice posted:
TOS posted:
the current situation in america is proof that propaganda works, and talking points are especially powerful

You hate us for our freedom, don't you?


your version of it?

kinda, yeah
juice Inadvertently correct
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TOS posted:
juice posted:
TOS posted:
the current situation in america is proof that propaganda works, and talking points are especially powerful

You hate us for our freedom, don't you?


your version of it?

kinda, yeah

:cry2:
juice posted:
TOS posted:
the current situation in america is proof that propaganda works, and talking points are especially powerful

You hate us for our freedom, don't you?

Is it truly freedom if you are being controlled?

Is a man who was told that on the other side of an unlocked door is pain and suffering more free than a man who knows what is on the other side but has to climb the wall to cross over?
ukimalefu Rebel? resistance? why not both?
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Betonhaus posted:
juice posted:
TOS posted:
the current situation in america is proof that propaganda works, and talking points are especially powerful

You hate us for our freedom, don't you?

Is it truly freedom if you are being controlled?


You can do anything you want as long as you follow the approved list of things you want and don't want.
TOS
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Betonhaus posted:
juice posted:
TOS posted:
the current situation in america is proof that propaganda works, and talking points are especially powerful

You hate us for our freedom, don't you?

Is it truly freedom if you are being controlled?

Is a man who was told that on the other side of an unlocked door is pain and suffering more free than a man who knows what is on the other side but has to climb the wall to cross over?


it was a joke, numbnuts
Metacell Chocolate Brahma
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Tennessee: the freedom to die without big government interference!
juice Inadvertently correct
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TOS posted:
Betonhaus posted:
juice posted:
TOS posted:
the current situation in america is proof that propaganda works, and talking points are especially powerful

You hate us for our freedom, don't you?

Is it truly freedom if you are being controlled?

Is a man who was told that on the other side of an unlocked door is pain and suffering more free than a man who knows what is on the other side but has to climb the wall to cross over?


it was a joke, numbnuts

As well as a reference to dubya’s nonsense rhetoric.
Interesting how his 'jokes' tend to offend, eh?
TOS
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Kirk posted:
Interesting how his 'jokes' tend to offend, eh?


:lol:
juice Inadvertently correct
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Kirk posted:
Interesting how his 'jokes' tend to offend, eh?

The joke was mine...
TOS
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juice posted:
Kirk posted:
Interesting how his 'jokes' tend to offend, eh?

The joke was mine...


and it was offensive -- as always
Oops my bad, I apologize
TOS
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maybe it's time to let go of the grudge, yeah?
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You think you have it bad? Consider Tennessee