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Posted: Oct 21, 2021 - 6:16pm

Infrastructure? We don't need no steenking infrastructure.
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Posted: Aug 4, 2021 - 6:42pm

 Steely_D wrote:
or the need to feel like you're right in a discussion

...in a land where friendliness is easily misunderstood as weakness, perhaps.

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Posted: Aug 4, 2021 - 2:37pm

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Xactly! 



or the need to feel like you're right in a discussion


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Posted: Aug 4, 2021 - 2:22pm

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Needing an adversary, someone to feel better than, is part of the need of the ego to prop itself up.

If you don't feel the push to be better than someone else, what do you care what they wear/do/think/love?

The easily triggered adversarial thing is a sign that people don't feel secure enough in who they are, and besting someone else gives them a little better feeling. This can be a habit created in the sports world when young:
"Our team won!"

or "She's wearing an ugly dress!" "You don't know etiquette." "Your favorite band sucks/If you don't like this, then you're a moron." etc...

Xactly! 
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Posted: Aug 4, 2021 - 2:20pm

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Thinkin' about it, this seeming 'need for an enemy'...

Hollywood aside, could it be labelled as pathological in a sense of being inherent nationally? 

Need of enemies........ bomb them............ & the like, I mean.


Needing an adversary, someone to feel better than, is part of the need of the ego to prop itself up.

If you don't feel the push to be better than someone else, what do you care what they wear/do/think/love?

The easily triggered adversarial thing is a sign that people don't feel secure enough in who they are, and besting someone else gives them a little better feeling. This can be a habit created in the sports world when young:
"Our team won!"

or "She's wearing an ugly dress!" "You don't know etiquette." "Your favorite band sucks/If you don't like this, then you're a moron." etc...

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Posted: Aug 4, 2021 - 8:35am

Yeah, it was a really awesome idea to allow anyone and everyone to carry a gun around...
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Posted: Jul 27, 2021 - 11:04pm

 Ohmsen wrote:

Over here, we're overly used to think, Americans love to kill themselves, sadly or not. 

Simple arithmatics. 


Over here, here or here we shouldn't be so proud.

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Posted: Jul 27, 2021 - 6:14pm

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Yeah, we seem to love guns more than life. I don't get it.

Thinkin' about it, this seeming 'need for an enemy'...

Hollywood aside, could it be labelled as pathological in a sense of being inherent nationally? 

Need of enemies........ bomb them............ & the like, I mean.
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Posted: Jul 27, 2021 - 6:00pm

 Ohmsen wrote:

Over here, we're overly used to think, Americans love to kill themselves, sadly or not. 

Simple arithmatics. 



Yeah, we seem to love guns more than life. I don't get it.
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Posted: Jul 27, 2021 - 5:38pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Over here, we're overly used to think, Americans love to kill themselves, sadly or not. 

Simple arithmatics. 

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Posted: Jul 27, 2021 - 4:06pm

OKC Metro Law Enforcement Prepare For School Year By Holding Active Shooter Exercises
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Posted: Jun 29, 2021 - 10:08am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
 islander wrote:


I had it for breakfast yesterday.


With Spam or without?
 
Lag time doesn't care either way...
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Posted: Jun 29, 2021 - 8:14am

 islander wrote:


I had it for breakfast yesterday.


With Spam or without?
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Posted: Jun 29, 2021 - 8:00am

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Lag time. It's what's for supper...


I had it for breakfast yesterday.
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Posted: Jun 29, 2021 - 7:58am

 cc_rider wrote:
 Lazy8 wrote:


It was posted in a context, which was missing. By a partisan poster who favors government intervention as a response to every problem, regardless of origin. I led the target but I don't think I missed.


It's dark. That may mean that the sun has gone out.
Never mind what time it is—it's a crisis.

Great Twilight Zone episode titled 'I Am The Night, Color Me Black'. Worth a viewing.
c.

 
Lag time. It's what's for supper...
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Posted: Jun 29, 2021 - 7:39am

 Lazy8 wrote:


It was posted in a context, which was missing. By a partisan poster who favors government intervention as a response to every problem, regardless of origin. I led the target but I don't think I missed.


It's dark. That may mean that the sun has gone out.
Never mind what time it is—it's a crisis.

Great Twilight Zone episode titled 'I Am The Night, Color Me Black'. Worth a viewing.
c.


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Posted: Jun 29, 2021 - 4:51am

 Red_Dragon wrote: 
adoptable goats and sheep!
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Posted: Jun 28, 2021 - 5:44pm

The American Obsession with Lawns
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Posted: Oct 14, 2019 - 6:05am

 islander wrote:
It was a news story, with data points from a relevant market. It had a bit of speculation, but largely reasonable. There was no call to action.   Are we now at the point where only the basest of information can be relayed without it political fodder?

Sunrise is at 7:05 am for freedom loving republicans, and at 7:05.37 for liberal democrats who refuse to acknowledge the light filtered through the tops of the trees they are hugging. 
 

that's a solid point

personally my challenge is that most of the time i'm a pattern seeking creature (identify risk and seek to neutralize/mitigate it  {#Wink} )

i see a problem and my observation and solution building framework kicks in

my other half swears it is not normal when dining out to draw an efficiency flow chart on a napkin and hand it to the manager on the way out the door
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Posted: Oct 14, 2019 - 5:43am



 islander wrote:


 

 Are we now at the point where only the basest of information can be relayed without it political fodder?


 
Yes

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