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The Outlier Of The Day Is,,,,,

As the poster child for Socialism, the factual content of what she says doesn't matter, just the fact that she said it makes it true. Come on CB, get with the times!


While my comment is sarcastic, it's also sadly true. :bangheadonwall:
George Orwell!!!

I shall quote!!!

THIS!!

"This process of continuous alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, soundtracks, cartoons, photographs—to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance."
This passage refers to the process of changing the past, which is Winston's job. By controlling the past, the Party is able to manipulate the minds of Party members.


And THIS!!!


"Life, if you looked about you, bore no resemblance not only to the lies that streamed out of the telescreens, but even to the ideals that the Party was trying to achieve."
Winston has this thought while considering whether the "proles" could ever rebel. This passage is a description of the contrast between reality and what the Party would have its members believe.


And THIS!!!


" 'If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.' "
These chilling words are spoken by O'Brien to Winston during Winston's conversion in the Ministry of Love and demonstrate the ruthless plan for domination being carried out by the Party.


Now!!! I have given you all a topic!!!!


TALK AMONGST YOURSELVES!!!


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The sad part is that she doesn't even bother to check on something before saying it.
Honestly it takes less than 1 minute to learn simple things like this.

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Never interrupt your enemy when they are making a mistake.
 

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The dumbing down of American politics has been going on for a very long time. People just want soundbytes because actually thinking about issues makes their heads hurt and distracts them from the latest celebrity/reality show.
If TV treated politicians the way they do their prime-time production, they'd add laugh tracks so we'd know it's supposed to be funny.

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Never interrupt your enemy when they are making a mistake.

A citizen or an elected representative (or the press) is not your enemy, even if their views or politics differ from yours.
Step one to restore normalcy.
 

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Never interrupt your enemy when they are making a mistake.

A citizen or an elected representative (or the press) is not your enemy, even if their views or politics differ from yours.
Step one to restore normalcy.
This is so wrong. The press should never present a political view. That is called an editorial. A political view point is not the press. The job of the press is to report the facts.
 

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This is so wrong. The press should never present a political view. That is called an editorial. A political view point is not the press. The job of the press is to report the facts.

What if we don't like the facts the press is reporting?? Is it the enemy???

I disagree with your point.
Good press must make a clear distinction between reporting and editorials, but the world's foremost newspapers always included both - factual reporting and editorials. Good newspapers include opinion pieces from a variety of viewpoints, of course clearly identified as such and distinct from the news, as well as editorials which state the Newspaper's own viewpoint. Bad press mixes them. I trust both the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal to report the news correctly and faithfully, and I'm interested in reading the editorials and opinion pieces in both to get a broader picture. Press which does not clearly delineate news from commentary is bad press, but still not the enemy. Putin and Kim Jong Un are closer.

... and what about the other two categories???
 

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What if we don't like the facts the press is reporting?? Is it the enemy???

I disagree with your point.
Good press must make a clear distinction between reporting and editorials, but the world's foremost newspapers always included both - factual reporting and editorials. Good newspapers include opinion pieces from a variety of viewpoints, of course clearly identified as such and distinct from the news, as well as editorials which state the Newspaper's own viewpoint. Bad press mixes them. I trust both the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal to report the news correctly and faithfully, and I'm interested in reading the editorials and opinion pieces in both to get a broader picture. Press which does not clearly delineate news from commentary is bad press, but still not the enemy. Putin and Kim Jong Un are closer.

... and what about the other two categories???

P.S., Same concept applies to TV channels. They are not bad because they voice an opinion distinct from reporting the news. They are bad if they try to present an opinion as "truth". But still not the enemy....
 

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Congratulations to Amazon. When under intense public pressure last fall raised their minimum wage to $15/hr. reports at that time had as many as 1 in 3 of their employees on snap in some states. They should be applauded for improving the working conditions of their workers.
There is no way that their actions solved all of the government welfare for their employees but is certainly a step in thehe right direction
 

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Maybe...$15 per hr goes further in some states and city's than others.[/QUOTE

Yes... When you post, It is obvious you are a person of intellect, and I enjoy seeing the viable diatribe you bring to the forum. The answer to your question is yes. I thought I made a decent wage out west, but as a blue collar fella behind a wrench it my profession was likely never going to bring me up to the realm of possibly owning a home of my own. AND although wages are much lower than out west(Oklahoma), I had to start from the bottom, wage-wise, as I was not a member of the "local" known folks... I DID buy my first home when I was automotive tech at the grand wage of 16.25 per flag hour. Bought my first home in 2001. Was a modest brick home of only 1900 square feet with a two car garage, but it did also have a 32x24 shop building on a slab AND a tornado cellar to boot. My monthly on that dude was $405 a month. Believe it or not, I had left overs... My last apartment was a $hithole in Pomona CA that was $1005 a month and an extra $225 for an enclosed garage. That was 1998 dollars. This did not include utilities. The free benefit was that you got to have was police helicopters orbiting in the night with searchlights. Badass. Now, I have been blessed with some wage growth and enjoy living on a beautiful patch of 7 acres with an ornate red brick and limestone beauty of a home. Mortgage is less than the Pomona apartment in 2019 dollars. Recently was able to buy a patch of earth that is a square quarter mile by quarter mile that has a small two bedroom house on it for 100k. Plan to build my final home there in the years ahead. Yes, Clutchfoot, it is very true. Please do not view this as a hostile post. I enjoy having you here and giving us all another facet of opines. Our collective opines are what keeps the forum an active "place" of interest to all viewing. In no way am I putting anyone down, I am just the accidental tourist who has resided in many corners of this country and reporting my findings.
 

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The dumbing down of American politics has been going on for a very long time. People just want soundbytes because actually thinking about issues makes their heads hurt and distracts them from the latest celebrity/reality show.
If TV treated politicians the way they do their prime-time production, they'd add laugh tracks so we'd know it's supposed to be funny.

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The saddest trend today is no one gives anything the common sense "smell test". The most obviously ridiculously incorrect statements are believed when they come from the mouths of you preferred "influencers".
 

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"it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt"
 

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It’s not enough. It will never be enough for them.
Exactly. Here in Chicago the 50 aldermen are all pushing for 15 bucks an hour minimum starting in 2021. As a small business owner in chicago, this is a killer. My only option and I'm already pursuing is automation. Now the Einsteins that wanted and will get 15 bucks have been replaced by a machine. The machine doesn't call in sick, take vacation, breaks, make complaints, etc. Fast food chains are doing this already too. The entry level job is going to become extinct. Why stop at 15, they should just make it 50 or 500.
 
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