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Re: Modern Mentality News Desk
October 27, 2010, 03:53:38 PM
Population growth indicates sheer revenue at first glance, but it is really another of our modern myths because we forget the great cost required to maintain a living poplace.

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According to the New South Wales Government, a key factor in the recent massive rises in the price of energy is the need to "keep up with a growing population and increased electricity use". Starting from July 1 this year, bills for those on standard tariffs rise by a total of up to 64 per cent to 2013.

It's a similar story with water. We used to have enough water for the population, even in times of drought. But a bigger population needs more water, so we built a desalination plant in NSW. Its $2 billion cost is a big factor behind the predicted 30 per cent increase in water rates by mid-2012.

To add to the population-driven cost pressures, rising property prices have been recognised as a key factor in recent interest rate rises. Urban Taskforce Australia stated that "the Reserve Bank has been using increased interest rates as a weapon against home price inflation". Don’t forget the impact of higher interest rates on the business sector. Many businesses run on bank credit, and bank interest is a significant part of their overheads.

http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=11141&page=0

When everyone is paying more for the basics, thanks to our mercantilist caste calling for endless growth, nobody has any jack to burn on extra purchases, dashing our obliviot mercantilist dreams. Maybe merchants should be separated from policy making.

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A young woman from Florida has just pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of her baby son because he interrupted her FarmVille game with his crying.

Alexandra V. Tobias, a 22-year-old from Jacksonville, Florida, declared her plea on Wednesday before Circuit Judge Adrian G. Soud, according to a report in The Florida Times-Union.

Tobias was arrested in January. She reportedly told investigators that she shook the baby, smoked a cigarette “to compose herself”, then shook him again. She said the baby might have hit his head during one of the two shakings. He was just three months old.

Tobias is the one that killed her baby boy, not the developers at Zynga. FarmVille is a cooperative, non-violent game and one that withstands interruptions easily – the very antithesis of a first-person shooter. So on one level I don’t blame the game and I wonder if Tobias was suffering from severe post-natal depression.

http://www.allfacebook.com/kills-baby-farmville-2010-10

Thank you for sharing another baby shake story. What do frustrated chimps do to burdens? Shake, shake, shake!

This reeks of troll....

Anyways, execute these fuckers, murder the shit out of them. Also execute whomever wrote this:
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I wonder if Tobias was suffering from severe post-natal depression.


Humanity is lost, exterminate, depopulate no matter what the cost......

Start digging 7 billion graves.


Anyways, execute these fuckers, murder the shit out of them. Also execute whomever wrote this:
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I wonder if Tobias was suffering from severe post-natal depression.


Humanity is lost, exterminate, depopulate no matter what the cost......

Start digging 7 billion graves.

Every failed subhuman modern mom seems to be suffering from post-natal depression these days. Sometimes I go down town in my city just to sit and watch the extreme social decay around me, I even bring a camera to photograph the ugly buildings and soulless people wandering the streets, junkies, whores, fat sloppy consumers, lost angry teenagers. The decay has become so overwhelming, so wast, that you are able to stop and watch society tearing itself apart at ever excelerating speed, pretty amazing huh? I'm so glad I get to experience this transformation .. a new world is comming.


Anyways, execute these fuckers, murder the shit out of them. Also execute whomever wrote this:
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I wonder if Tobias was suffering from severe post-natal depression.


Humanity is lost, exterminate, depopulate no matter what the cost......

Start digging 7 billion graves.

Every failed subhuman modern mom seems to be suffering from post-natal depression these days. Sometimes I go down town in my city just to sit and watch the extreme social decay around me, I even bring a camera to photograph the ugly buildings and soulless people wandering the streets, junkies, whores, fat sloppy consumers, lost angry teenagers. The decay has become so overwhelming, so wast, that you are able to stop and watch society tearing itself apart at ever excelerating speed, pretty amazing huh? I'm so glad I get to experience this transformation .. a new world is comming.
"This doctrine. however, I give you, fool, as a parting present: where one can no longer love, there one should pass by."

Thus spoke Zarathustra, and he passed by the fool and the great city.

Re: Modern Mentality News Desk
November 01, 2010, 07:09:04 AM
"treating the biosphere like a business in liquidation"

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Mr Simms made a broader argument. He said the world could no longer afford to pursue an economic model based entirely on competition and growth. Mankind must break the "vicious cycle" which assumed that greater wealth and consumption always equalled greater happiness. We would have to seek alternative approaches, based on principles of "equilibrium" – such as "cooperation" and "symbiosis – which were as much present in nature as raw competition.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/obsession-with-growth-is-asset-stripping-the-planet-2090422.html

Re: Modern Mentality News Desk
November 01, 2010, 09:59:21 AM
To get back to the disabled minority hero:
 
This is nothing but pandering.  We do not look up to the Muslim in the wheelchair; we feel sorry that he has to live at all.  Rather than encourage acts of strength, we honor weakness, and invent narratives in which fictional characters have abilities that compensate for their inherent inferiority.

Comic books have always functioned as propaganda for kids.  During the Golden Age, all of the superheroes fought Nazis and Communists because they were the real-world 'bad guys'; they fought terrorists after 9-11.  Strangely enough, now that we see the superheroes were somewhat 'fascist' in their own right, we have chosen to uphold their socialist leanings and enforce the doctrine of equality.


Re: Modern Mentality News Desk
November 05, 2010, 08:16:45 PM
After the evil race of people is gone, our world turns into a better place.
I like how he criticizes the "White right" for throwing a temper tantrum, and then immediately proceeds to throw a temper tantrum.  I do admire his honesty though.  He thinks old, white, conservatives are evil.  He literally calls them "bad guys."  It's nice to know that there are still those who are perfectly happy to admit to being complete, childish morons.

Re: Modern Mentality News Desk
November 05, 2010, 08:20:53 PM
By all accounts, he is a solidly middle class man who writes and consults for a living. He has a shining civic reputation nationwide. For perspective, this is the sort of man our present society rewards and respects.

Re: Modern Mentality News Desk
November 19, 2010, 04:47:12 PM
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Step 1: Find yourself a libertarian friend who is passionate about either Ayn Rand, the Austrian School, anarcho-capitalism, or something similar.  The more obscurantist the libertarian the better.

Step 2: Apply the following catechism:

You: So you believe that government’s role should be minimal?

Libertarian: Yes

You: And you believe that government shouldn’t impose morality on people?

Libertarian: Yes

You: So what’s the problem if individuals and the communities they form want to discriminate against racial groups?

[this alone should be enough to have the intended effect but there’s always the outside chance of this next response]

Libertarian:  Racism is wrong but I believe that the market can be relied upon to correct such behavior.

You:  In other words, you would have told the civil rights era South that segregation is wrong but otherwise carry on with your bad self?

Step 3: Enjoy the cognitive dissonance that follows from bringing the individual’s intellectual beliefs in contradiction with the false morality that’s been programmed into him.

http://majorityrights.com/index.php/weblog/comments/noontime_morsel_a_libertarian_catechism/

There are variations on other modern sacred cows. The key is to find a strong, unquestioned principle, or truism, like freedom of choice for all and look for exceptions that come into conflict with the principle as given above.

Re: Modern Mentality News Desk
November 22, 2010, 08:45:34 AM
Foreign aid and charity are often fraudulent or misguided in the worst way:

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For in Cambodia, as in other parts of the globe, orphanages are a booming business trading on guilt. Some are even said to be kept deliberately squalid. Westerners take pity on the children and end up creating a grotesque market that capitalises on their concerns.

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Once again, clumsy attempts to do good end up harming communities we want to help. We have seen it with foreign aid, corrosive in so many countries by propping up despots, fostering corruption and destroying local enterprises. We have seen it with the dumping of cheap food and clothes, devastating industries and encouraging a dependency culture. And now we see it with "voluntourism", the fastest-growing sector of one of the fastest-growing industries on the planet.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/nov/14/orphans-cambodia-aids-holidays-madonna

In other words, its real purpose is cynical public relations for dualist religions, entertainers and corporations showing little to no improvement, sometimes damage done to the "needy" as a result.

Re: Modern Mentality News Desk
November 23, 2010, 05:18:01 PM
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"What I'm seeing is a generation that says consistently, 'I would rather text than make a telephone call.' Why? It's less risky. I can just get the information out there. I don't have to get all involved; it's more efficient," said Dr. Sherry Turkle, a psychologist, professor and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self in the PBS/Frontline documentary Digital Nation.

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"There's this sense that you can have the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship. The real demands of friendship, of intimacy, are complicated. They're hard. They involve a lot of negotiation."

http://healthland.time.com/2010/11/23/turning-your-phone-off-as-a-technological-gesture-of-affection/

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