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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    I've had times in life where I've been seen as a loser. It was mostly a social thing. I had awkward social skills, we moved a lot, and I just can't play the clique game. It makes me sick.

    And yet, I've ended (not quite done yet) as anything but a loser. I have a great son, I held my family together, and I now live in as much peace and self determination as is possible.

    But I'm not famous, I'm not an online influencer, I'm not rich, and I'm not a Republican.

    So, in many books, I'm a loser.

    Good.
    Great work, DT, it sounds as if you have been doing your job well ... major kudos from me. You forgot to mention and "I'm not Joe Manchin" ...

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    Well, I don't go tooling around in my yacht while lining my pockets with money from a failing industry where I know my constituents will lose their jobs which I keep telling them will be protected because I just want to get re-elected and keep lining my pockets because there's never enough....

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    Beans beans, the wonderful fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot!

    BOB, you're full of beans.

    How've you bean?

    I've bean meaning to tell you...

    Duck or you'll get beaned!

    Have you bean a success?

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    A real human bean.

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    Bravo Wind. I missed the best pun.


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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    Beans beans, the wonderful fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot!

    BOB, you're full of beans.

    How've you bean?

    I've bean meaning to tell you...

    Duck or you'll get beaned!

    Have you bean a success?

    Did somebody call me?

    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    Lol. I do believe the bean has now been fully actualized.

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    Quote Originally posted by Aianawa View Post
    The caterpillar doesn't die, it dissolves to be reborn in a state of transformation. This is the most negative After Skool rendition that I have seen. How do you find this stuff, Aianawa. I know that there has to be a common source.
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    Quote Originally posted by BeastOfBologna View Post
    The butterfly doesn't die, it dissolves to be reborn in a state of transformation. This is the most negative After Skool rendition that I have seen. How do you find this stuff, Aianawa. I know that there has to be a common source.
    Also, people aren't "waking up" or becoming smarter. They are growing dumber by the day, and they are not protesting against the elites out of any social awareness or sense of justice. They're doing it out of self-interest ─ usually of the financial-economical variety ─ and out of a general lack of respect.

    There is a distinct difference between being a rebel against an oppressor and being a selfish hooligan with oppositional-defiant disorder, just as there is a difference between a Messiah and a morally corrupt narcissist.
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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Also, people aren't "waking up" or becoming smarter. They are growing dumber by the day, and they are not protesting against the elites out of any social awareness or sense of justice. They're doing it out of self-interest ─ usually of the financial-economical variety ─ and out of a general lack of respect.

    There is a distinct difference between being a rebel against an oppressor and being a selfish hooligan with oppositional-defiant disorder, just as there is a difference between a Messiah and a morally corrupt narcissist.
    Exactly on the nose ...

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    Beans beans, the wonderful fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot!

    BOB, you're full of beans.

    How've you bean?

    I've bean meaning to tell you...
    Sometimes I feel like a Has-Bean!

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    Back to the topic. People who forsake simple logic and deliberate fact checking, when they are presented with a body of work, by an online guru, that reinforces their beliefs, while flattering them, at the same time, are a real danger.

    I figure we could end up with international fascism, just because so many on the right have been so bombarded with half truths that take advantage of their pre-existing beliefs. And, beneath the veneer of upholding freedom and individualism, is always the specter of tribalism and bigotry.

    People aren't stupid as individuals. They become stupid when they get together and form echo chambers that revolve around some guru or another.

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