"Bipartisan Usually Means That A Larger than Usual Deception Is Being Carried Out" --George Carlin by useless_aether in quotes

[–]NoahWebstersGhost 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

“A million zeros joined together do not, unfortunately, add up to one. Ultimately everything depends on the quality of the individual, but our fatally shortsighted age thinks only in terms of large numbers and mass organizations, though one would think that the world had seen more than enough of what a well-disciplined mob can do in the hands of a single madman. Unfortunately, this realization does not seem to have penetrated very far - and our blindness is extremely dangerous.” - Jung

"Bipartisan Usually Means That A Larger than Usual Deception Is Being Carried Out" --George Carlin by useless_aether in quotes

[–]Jesus 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

At interest.

"Bipartisan Usually Means That A Larger than Usual Deception Is Being Carried Out" --George Carlin by useless_aether in quotes

[–]useless_aether[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

it means the scam is so big, there will be enough loot for everybody

"Bipartisan Usually Means That A Larger than Usual Deception Is Being Carried Out" --George Carlin by useless_aether in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Saved!

If a Businessman makes a mistake, He suffers the consequences. If a Bureaucrat makes a mistake, You suffer the consequences. -Ayn Rand by yaboihenry5678 in quotes

[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's very true unfortunately. But people attribute this to capitalism, when it really is an effect of the state, which is in it's nature a socialist concept, as it relies on the forced redistribution of whealth to sustain itself, which is a violation of property rights, the very foundation of any capitalist system.

If a Businessman makes a mistake, He suffers the consequences. If a Bureaucrat makes a mistake, You suffer the consequences. -Ayn Rand by yaboihenry5678 in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Maybe back in the 70's, but things have changed.

It now depends.

Small businesses can/do suffer.

Larger corporatations get bailouts and subsidies. The Banksters and politicians bail them out.

"America's health care system is second only to Japan ... Canada, Sweden, Great Britain … well, all of Europe. But you can thank your lucky stars we don't live in Paraguay!" — Homer Simpson by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I used to really like Lionel. He introduced me to a lot of neat ideas and culture.

I updated his Wikipedia page a lot. Then it got a censorship makeover.

But after a while I realized that he's just repeating his schtick and the amount I was actually learn fell way down to almost nothing. Also there are several issues I really didn't agree with him on (ie. UFOs, OJ Simpson, etc) and clearly gatekeeping on some issues, and when he started schmoozing with Alex Jones and Roger Stone I called it off. His newsletters still come, and were auto-filed away, but recently he changed something so they don't go directly to their designated folder - so I just peak at the opening quote as usually they're good and glance at the pictures. I don't think I've ever actually read a single one of his newsletters.

"America's health care system is second only to Japan ... Canada, Sweden, Great Britain … well, all of Europe. But you can thank your lucky stars we don't live in Paraguay!" — Homer Simpson by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]Jesus 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Lionel gets paid by a foreign government. Basically, Lionel did good work as a prosecutor in NY, nobody would want that Job.

Nevertheless, one shouldn't take a shotgun to a sniper fight. Lionel still gets paid by his masters and would never bite the hand that feeds him.

"America's health care system is second only to Japan ... Canada, Sweden, Great Britain … well, all of Europe. But you can thank your lucky stars we don't live in Paraguay!" — Homer Simpson by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This was the Lionel's newsletter opening quote yesterday.

The video clip just so happened to be the first thing to come up when I looked for an image, "Homer healthcare".

"If they took all the Drugs, Nicotine, Alcohol, and Caffeine off the market for six days, they'd have to bring out the tanks to control you." Dick Gregory by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Enza 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Dick Gregory honestly has some good talks that are worth a watch from everyone available on YouTube imo.

"If they took all the Drugs, Nicotine, Alcohol, and Caffeine off the market for six days, they'd have to bring out the tanks to control you." Dick Gregory by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I posted this on saidit about a year ago, but thought it was worth sharing again. crazy to think about. Be well everyone

Einstein quote, "If it's smaller than my fist or an apple I'm pretty sure it will fit in my butt." by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You interpreted correctly.

Also, I was finding that a lot of posts were of common misattributions and indirectly making fun of that, though I don't recall if I actually stated that here.

Since then I think someone made a /s/FakeQuotes or something like it but I couldn't find it specifically.

I love a lot of quotes that aren't real so I always check first to find out if they're valid or not.

I'm glad you didn't take it that way (unlike Einstein :P). It was a manic moment and lack of judgment for a bawdy jab at hyperintellectualism.

Read old books by useless_aether in quotes

[–]FormosaOolong 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

OOOh, good one u_a!

Einstein quote, "If it's smaller than my fist or an apple I'm pretty sure it will fit in my butt." by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]Desdinova 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, I get the meaning. I just interpreted it more as a humorous aside as opposed to an attempt to stir up trouble. I truly like the idea of keeping comments on saidit from becoming the mess reddit become, but OTOH I don't think if we should over analyze every post. If you didn't feel like you were trying to shit post then you weren't. Only you know the true answer to that, but I certainly did not take it that way.

Einstein quote, "If it's smaller than my fist or an apple I'm pretty sure it will fit in my butt." by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Not "shit post" as in shitty lousy content. "Shitpost" as in stirring up trouble. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shitposting

It is an embarrassment of sorts, explained within these comments - yet I didn't delete/withdraw it as I feel it's a perfect example of what not to do - a learning experience to share. (I was new to SaidIt culture, having not been on Reddit nor on forums much before this.)

Einstein quote, "If it's smaller than my fist or an apple I'm pretty sure it will fit in my butt." by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]Desdinova 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I wouldn't really consider this a "shit post". It doesn't sidetrack the discussion, it just adds an anecdote to it. At least I hope it's not what people are thinking of when they talk about unacceptable posts.

Einstein quote, "If it's smaller than my fist or an apple I'm pretty sure it will fit in my butt." by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Wow. Didn't know that.

Gosh this is an old post. My first and only "shitpost" before I learned what that was and that it's not acceptable - at least in serious subs.

Einstein quote, "If it's smaller than my fist or an apple I'm pretty sure it will fit in my butt." by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]Desdinova 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Jerry Lee Lewis or Charlie Chaplin.

Don't forget Ted Nugent and Jimmy Page!

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." - Rahm Emanuel by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]danuker 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It is useful as money because of its scarcity, chemical stability (does not corrode easily), compactness, fungibility, divisibility (albeit less so than cash).

Suppose you own $100k and want to keep it outside the banking system, and any other paper assets like ETFs, because governments and banks tend to give you the sour end of the deal during crises.

Gold worth $100k weighs 65.4 troy ounces (2 kg). Silver weighs 6812.9 tr oz (212 kg). What's harder to hide and carry around?

Still, this could be a temporary situation. Gold is not 100x more scarce physically, which might mean either silver is undervalued, or gold is overvalued right now.

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." - Rahm Emanuel by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]useless_aether 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

i don't understand gold at all. it's scarce, but it's good for nothing, okay, electronics, but we don't need it to live a happy life, all it does well is resists corrosion. silver is more useful.

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." - Rahm Emanuel by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]danuker 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Funny how things that merely exist and do nothing (gold, and other commodities) might just get you a better ROI than companies supposedly doing work.

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." - Rahm Emanuel by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

i like real estate. even if it is just a parking spot or a woodlot. i don't trust crypto, because it depends on the internet, it is threatened by the government (eg in china it is used as a weapon by the ccp) and hackers. even electricity is not always a given. i like silver more than gold, but it depends how much money we are talking about. maybe a bit of both. also a bit of foreign currency can't hurt. i went with chf mostly and some eur.

i remember about the rothschilds, how they (used to?) keep one third of their wealth in real estate, one third in gold and one third in cash.. they diversify.

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." - Rahm Emanuel by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

you could trade coronavirus stocks if you want insane risk amd insane reward. gold might be good if the market stays in panic.

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." - Rahm Emanuel by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]danuker 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Any ideas? I'm thinking of buying crypto. Is gold better? Silver?

"We do not talk. We bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines, and digests." ~ Henry Miller, 1945 by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Only among the few who could read. :P

Or maybe it's a symptom of wartime hysteria. You can either suspect we're on the edge of another great war - or - realize that we've been on a slow roll into the World War 3 On Terror since 9/11. As no war is like the one before, due to the evolution of warfare technology, it would be foolish to assume the next great war would be similar to anything before.

"We do not talk. We bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines, and digests." ~ Henry Miller, 1945 by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]ManWithABanana 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

So apparently this behavior predates the internet since he said this in 1945.

"We do not talk. We bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines, and digests." ~ Henry Miller, 1945 by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Many things can be valid from a multitude of diverse perspectives.

Is an apple red or round or a fruit? It can be all of the above - or none if it's a corporation.

"We do not talk. We bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines, and digests." ~ Henry Miller, 1945 by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]Canbot 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

But would they not say that your sources are dubious? If the argument they present is not sound then you should be able to refute it. If you are simply claiming that it is not sound because you don't respect the source then you are a fool. No offense.

"We do not talk. We bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines, and digests." ~ Henry Miller, 1945 by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]ctvzbuxr 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Oh, so true. You say anything on the internet, people just post some link to an article by some obscure politically biased media outlet, presenting selective data and think they have refuted your position. It would take about 2 Minutes to google and find an article that says the exact opposite. Finding out the truth about something is usually difficult, and requires careful logical evaluation and comparison of different sources.

"We do not talk. We bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines, and digests." ~ Henry Miller, 1945 by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Lying is a sin but not a crime.

Drugs are a crime but not a sin.

Taking lives is entertainment and foreign policy but making lives is not.

H O N Ж И O H

"We do not talk. We bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines, and digests." ~ Henry Miller, 1945 by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]Jesus 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

And thise mediums are legally allowed to lie to you.

"The economic anarchy of capitalist society ... is the real source of evil." Albert Einstein by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I guess it's easy to convince simple minded people that money and materialism are more important than anything else, lol

The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. "Make it evil," he'd been told. by Chipit in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

classic

“China has not wasted a single penny on war, and that’s why they’re ahead of us. In almost every way.” -- Jimmy Carter by Chipit in quotes

[–]FormosaOolong 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Wow, that is one of the most potent quotes ever. Sobering, and saddening. And a way forward....

"Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinking. They want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation." - George Carlin by magnora7 in quotes

[–]x0x7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The worst part is it's sometimes themselves they purposefully ruin. Face tats and piercings, and drugs. Pursuing and glorifying all self ruin. Then they wonder why they have less upward mobility than the guy next to them and the blame their life's dysfunction on the system.

But hey, accelerationists are kind of the same thing on the right.

"Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinking. They want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation." - George Carlin by magnora7 in quotes

[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That is literally what the communists have been predicting: The capitalist system will get more and more oppressive and unsustainable, then the workers will rise up and create utopia. Except that didn't happen, people seemed to prosper under capitalism - so instead of accepting that their theories were wrong, they changed strategy and are now trying to break the system themselves. They will keep pretending the current system is capitalism, while overregulating the market so everything collapses eventually, and they can have their revolution. It's quite insane, really.

"Don't believe that every member of a group is as bad as it's worst 5 percent. If you do, you're probably among the worst 5 percent of whatever group you're in." - Scott Adams by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]ManWithABanana 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oooo I'm learning a new word today.

Hasbara - Hasbara is a form of propaganda aimed at an international audience, primarily, but not exclusively, in western countries. It is meant to influence the conversation in a way that positively portrays Israeli political moves and policies, including actions undertaken by Israel in the past.

"Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinking. They want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation." - George Carlin by magnora7 in quotes

[–]x0x7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The point is current communists do anything they can to make our system unsustainable.

Have some public good you want to pursue? Lets weigh the benefits to the cost to target a scale that is responsible. Except in their mind the state being in debt to the point of dysfunction is a good thing.

You can't have a society if a large number of people are literally trying to break everything.

"Don't believe that every member of a group is as bad as it's worst 5 percent. If you do, you're probably among the worst 5 percent of whatever group you're in." - Scott Adams by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]XOXO_HandBanana_XOXO 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It's /Pol, but with votes for who can make the most offensive sentence that's also comprehensible. I bet most users there are just using it as a sperg-out space, and laughing at the few actual racists who think they're among their people. It's just trolls trolling.

"Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinking. They want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation." - George Carlin by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Jesus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Collapsing the current system does not need a communist revolution to succeed in brining rights and liberties to the oppressed, in fact the Bolshevik revolution, if one looks back at the sucessful foreign revolution in Russia, indeed, it was, funded by Jewish bankers in New York and Frankfurt, Germany as well as gentile industrialists and capitalists who looked to take out an imperial opponent out of the war. The Mensheviks were largely Jewish as well as the Bolsheviks at least in the top echelon of the parties, however, many of the lower class Russian citizens, and the peasants were severely persecuted by Tsar Russia who made business with the Rothschilds of all people.

When the uprising occurred in large city centers against imperial Russia, peasants were largely on Lenin and the Bolsheviks side. History shows that the Bolsheviks were infiltrated and largely controlled by industrialists who wished to destroy Russia. The Bolsheviks later-on turned on the Paesants and became debauchees, lording it over everyone else and creating a centralized, right-leaning communist authoritarian state.

It would be quite easy to maintain a system of competition, capitalism and socialism, the likes of Proudhon writes about this, one should read him, his ideas are quite unlike Marx's who never worked a day in his life.

"Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinking. They want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation." - George Carlin by magnora7 in quotes

[–]HeyImSancho 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Great quote! It's ones like these that helped put the nails in the old man's coffin. I could imagine Carlin on mushrooms, recording the thoughts coming from his head, and simultaneously realizing that with each awesome thought, the hammer blows hitting the nails; driving them home. hahahahaha, but really!

"Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinking. They want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation." - George Carlin by magnora7 in quotes

[–]x0x7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And if you want to collapse the system in a communist revolution you would want people even dumber than that. If they can't operate the machines then the system can't work and you have a lot of people you have to take care of.

"Don't believe that every member of a group is as bad as it's worst 5 percent. If you do, you're probably among the worst 5 percent of whatever group you're in." - Scott Adams by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]Creativity 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Also Scott Adams, "artists are dumb and don't know how to think, they never learned how to add 1+1, like I did."

"Don't believe that every member of a group is as bad as it's worst 5 percent. If you do, you're probably among the worst 5 percent of whatever group you're in." - Scott Adams by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Revised for the politicians and the CFR:

"Don't believe that every member of a group is as bad as it's worst 5 percent.

"Don't believe that every member of a group is as bad as it's worst 5 percent. If you do, you're probably among the worst 5 percent of whatever group you're in." - Scott Adams by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]RickC-137 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Depends on what your definition of "the worst 5 percent" is. If hurting feelings is your definition, then give me your got damn 5 percent honor trophy and I'll put it on my mantel.

"Don't believe that every member of a group is as bad as it's worst 5 percent. If you do, you're probably among the worst 5 percent of whatever group you're in." - Scott Adams by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]Popper 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

it is cool and edgy but they all larp as tough guys, reminds me of high school

"Don't believe that every member of a group is as bad as it's worst 5 percent. If you do, you're probably among the worst 5 percent of whatever group you're in." - Scott Adams by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]Jesus 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh, you mean the site with users that use the n-word every other sentence. The amount of hasbara shills on their is also annoying. I can't imagine a room full of Voat users. It would be an echo chamber of nigger constantly. I'm sure the majority of users are fine lads on Voat, I happened to be a user, I was banned in one sub, and I loathed the users who just spewed fallacies like it was their job.

"Don't believe that every member of a group is as bad as it's worst 5 percent. If you do, you're probably among the worst 5 percent of whatever group you're in." - Scott Adams by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]magnora7 10 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The internet does a lot of this, it gives that worst 5% a megaphone, and sometimes that's all you hear, and it leads one to the conclusion that humanity is a bit crazy. But then it's really not, it's just a selection bias created by the internet.

Ronald Reagan, in a letter to former President Eisenhower, July 22, 1966. As relevant today as when it was written. by Chipit in quotes

[–]ManWithABanana 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And unfortunately, it's very ingrained in discourse today. Now the question is more like, what idea/meme needs to catch on to stop this ? It will never just "cease", but if a new phrasology replaces it that works.

"Native Americans have taught us we cannot destroy nature and survive..." Bernie Sanders by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's a stereotyped, racist picture and it's cultural appropriation for a Jew to speak for their culture in this way.

Ronald Reagan, in a letter to former President Eisenhower, July 22, 1966. As relevant today as when it was written. by Chipit in quotes

[–]Jesus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Whilst Reagan gave the way to destroying our country by appointing Jewish Zionist neoconservatives who further indebted our country. Trickle down economics doesn't work.

" That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero. " ~ Stan Lee by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

LOL. When I typed it, I was thinking it was redundant and could be much simpler.

  • simply = self evident
  • it should or must be done = redundant same diff
  • it is the right thing to do = same but different
  • is indeed without a doubt = redundant same diff again
  • real = authentically redundant again

Simplified : " Who ever helps others, as it's the right thing to do, is a superhero. "

" That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero. " ~ Stan Lee by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This quote is extremely awesome in its simplicity!

" That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero. " ~ Stan Lee by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Hahha water into ketamine sounds good too. Damnit now I have to check out that movie.

" That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero. " ~ Stan Lee by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Good skills. Lazarus was a neat trick too. He should resurrect himself and save us now. I'd prefer water turned to ketamine. Less needed, might be easier.

Similarly, the Bodhisattva is my super hero. Wish I were so zen. To leave the world, shamanically (not as a priest under "leadership", and not as an astronaut), and to return - transformed as a Buddha.

As far as Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse goes, I finally watched it. I knew it was amazing and procrastinated until I was ready to study it. A decent strong story with a dynamic exploratory vision with an exceptional team to pull it off. Major milestones in groundbreaking animation were achieved on many many levels - from subtle characterizations to compositing design in motion to epic visual grandeur to completely original action and cinematography never seen before.

" That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero. " ~ Stan Lee by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Jesus is my fav super hero. His powers include whipping bankers and turning water into wine.

" That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero. " ~ Stan Lee by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

" That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero. " ~ Stan Lee

Closing credits screengrab at 1h48m34s from the 2018 movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Image:
https://infogalactic.com/info/File:Spider-Man_-_Into_the_Spider-Verse_(2018)_snapshot_1h48m34s_(1080p_BluRay_x265).png

Movie:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man:_Into_the_Spider-Verse
https://infogalactic.com/info/Spider-Man:_Into_the_Spider-Verse

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I concede the argument; drugs are not addictive. Now, off with you to tell the addicts the good news.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So, heroin isn't addictive and won't make you structure your life around it. Gotcha. Go watch the documentary Trainspotting. Or read any medical textbook.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Uh. It must be easy to find then. Let's see a source.

I know you won't find it, cause you're full of crap. ;-)

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Chipit 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

WTF. Heroin makes you lose your free will and structure your life around doing more heroin. As do all addictive drugs.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I'm making a prediction, but it sounds like you're confirming my suspicion.

FYI: I'll save this post for future reference.

I look forward to exposing more of your pathetic shilling in the near future.

I also look forward to other people reading your pitiful responses when you get your ass handed to you.

There's no rebuttal to a cheap shot.

Pathetic.
Bye. ;-)

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That's one campaign against drugs

It's the most modernly relevant, because its policies are still in practice today. Also, it confesses to one of the prime motivational factors behind the criminalization of drugs.

Also, I'm providing evidence to support my position.

I haven't seen any evidence supporting your nonsense.

addictive drugs were banned in the first place because they rob you of you free will.

Do you have any sources for this nonsense assertion?

I'm close to certain that you don't.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You can read my mind? That's amazing! Can you do it again? Can you tell me what I had for breakfast?

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That wasn't banning drugs, which was done when Nixon was a little kid. That's one campaign against drugs.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Look, addictive drugs were banned in the first place because they rob you of you free will.

/u/chipit. WRONG AGAIN, SHILL.

Report: Aide says Nixon's war on drugs targeted blacks, hippies

"You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities," Ehrlichman said. "We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did."

The war on drugs was created to attack dissident movements who opposed government overreach.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's difficult to believe that anyone agrees with this foolish comment; supporting state-control of free Americans right to decide what is right for their own body.

No doubt he'll also be shilling for mandatory/forced vaccinations in the near future.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]magnora7 6 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

If I can buy alcohol, I should be able to buy psychedelics too. I don't see why not. Why should it be harder to get a mushroom than it is to get a gun? Amsterdam has legal psychedelics for sale in stores, it hasn't harmed them a bit.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Dosage also matters. If you take too much LSD you're going to have a very bad time just like if you drink too much alcohol.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Natural- implying? Prohibition? Homosexuality? Slavery?

Please expand if you can. Could our "natural free will", go askew to want to "create free will"?

Or did you mean subsistence, farming and/or governance alone?

Interesting point though! Appreciate you making it :)

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]P-38lightning 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I watched a kid in high school on a bad LSD trip back in the 70's. He was never the same. No thanks, I'll stick with cigarettes.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 4 insightful - 7 fun4 insightful - 6 fun5 insightful - 7 fun -  (0 children)

Before I tried psychedelics I was barely smarter than /u/chipit.

Having tried mushrooms I've almost attained the intellectual sophistication of this monkey.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]AnarchySpeach 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So we can both agree that some things should be prescribed by a professional rather than sold next to the smokes at a 7/11?

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]magnora7 7 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

They're a powerful tool, and they're not right for everyone. If your mindset is in the right place, and you have a good setting, and there are no other mental health issues, then it can be a very useful thing. But it's not something to be taken lightly, or to party. It's a tool like a chainsaw, and much like a chainsaw it can cut down a tree, or cut your leg off if you're not careful. It's something that deserves respect and caution, but something that is very useful in the right context.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]HeyImSancho 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

he Constitution was not founded to create free will. It was founded to protect our natural free will.

The constitution gives congress the right to pass all laws... The Bill of Rights, which are amendments to the original shitty document, were added as amendments, because people knew the original document without the amendments, basically put them back under a feudal system. Also, it's not will, or free will, the Bill of Rights are what many consider the most poignant list our Natural Inalienable Rights. Through these, is truly the only way Any living being can have freedom, or more so self-determination.

Any authoritarian state, which most are, hate self-determination. Their goal is to scare people away from this, and in turn, seek continual approval through the state; which continually changes the bar in any direction necessary to keep the people from finding any sort of solid base, or footing from which to operate autonomously.

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]AnarchySpeach 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This is a little off-topic: What are your thoughts on the dangers of psychedelics? The rare incidents of psychosis that can arise.

Sometimes the mental damage can be permanent. Don't get me wrong. They're still way safer than some of the other drugs, but I've seen one bad trip ruin a person for the rest of their life...

“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]AnarchySpeach 2 insightful - 4 fun2 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

It was hurtful and uncalled-for.

From the emotional fallback response it would appear that an apology is an order./s