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Lunch Isolation
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Lunch Isolation

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07-31-2016 09:41 AM
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They get to have lunch for an hour? Lucky bastards.
07-31-2016 10:01 AM
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I guess.
07-31-2016 10:02 AM
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Something something third and fourth generation, something something...

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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RE: Lunch Isolation

Free lunch is possible in all countries if they cut part of their military's budget to fund their programs.
07-31-2016 03:30 PM
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(07-31-2016 03:30 PM)HSHARK Wrote:  Free lunch is possible in all countries if they cut part of their military's budget to fund their programs.

Good luck if you live in America, or China and want your government to cut the military budget.

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Right, America have the biggest military budget in the world and yet 1 in 5 children is still hungry. It is not the money that is the problem. It is just the lack of attention people pay to domestic issues because they think issues like hunger only exists in the third world.
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(08-01-2016 12:41 AM)HSHARK Wrote:  Right, America have the biggest military budget in the world and yet 1 in 5 children is still hungry. It is not the money that is the problem. It is just the lack of attention people pay to domestic issues because they think issues like hunger only exists in the third world.

How are we going to get enough voters to get concerned about these domestic issues and pressure the politicians?

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Constant propaganda
08-03-2016 11:33 AM
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Good luck. We live in a country where media is controlled by big corporations who intentionally screw with news in order to broadcast propaganda.

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(08-03-2016 12:38 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Good luck. We live in a country where media is controlled by big corporations who intentionally screw with news in order to broadcast propaganda.

It's simple: We work with what's available despite the oligopolies. From social media to bulletin boards, there's more options than you think. Publicity can come in ways you never knew, even if it would take longer.
Ideas:
-Word of mouth. Just start talking, and whoever you're talking to will hear about it.
-Print media. Make posters, flyers, booklets, etc. that state the facts. This is especially important for when people don't have internet access.
-The internet. Make a YouTube Channel, Tumblr, Facebook page, or independent website about the issue, and advertise it relentlessly. Somebody's bound to pay attention.
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