Magnora7 and D3rr have completed the Alpha version of the new reddit spin-off, and now we're ready for a new name to start the Beta version. Help us decide! by magnora7 in AntiExtremes

[–]AlterNative 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Well, a couple of thoughts cross my mind.

"Help us decide!" is a somewhat misleading lead in. Most of the deciding has already been done judging from the existence of the "finalists".

Additionally, I would echo the sentiment that none of the "finalists" are in the least bit inspiring. To me, they are a rather drab gaggle of would-be winners, more characteristic of the poor lot riding drag on the herd.

However, if you must, then "WorldNewsChat" is quite descriptive.

But whatever you do and whatever you decide to call this site, please do not include any form of the words, FACT or REAL or KNOW or TRUE, the foulest four-letter words in the English language to my way of thinking.

F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules by magnora7 in technology

[–]AlterNative 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Carl Jung observed, “The foundation of all mental illness is the unwillingness to experience legitimate suffering.”

And so it goes with every human malady [here, the destruction of Net neutrality], the greatest suffering from which results from the unwillingness to experience the suffering of the disease itself.

The masses are fucked every which way to breakfast and it's neither going away nor ever getting anything but worse.

But "they" love it when the masses get involved in working against the slavery. "They" love it when people believe that they can affect change for the better and have not been reduced to the utter despair of having nothing left to lose. Optimism keeps the masses playing the game.

To my way of thinking, the best response to the insanity of the ruling elites is to simply opt out at every opportunity. When the Internet becomes untenable, accept the loss and the pain and throw it out with the television, radio, nearly all of the print media, and other garbage pickup.

At this point in the declining state of industrial human society, there is simply no compelling reason to attempt to hold onto privileges that were brief gifts of an intense glut of exploitable energy.

Instead focus on the possibilities of trying to feed yourself. Humans have had to do that for most of their existence.

How on that?

Welcome to AntiExtremes.com by magnora7 in AntiExtremes

[–]AlterNative 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Sounds promising.

Speaking of "sounds", I thought I'ld just include some parts of an oldie that have been ringing in my head today. Enjoy.

You're old enough to kill but not for votin'

And marches alone can't bring integration

Hate your next door neighbor but don't forget to say grace

Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

[Barry McGuire, Eve of Destruction]

IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE OR DON'T KNOW IF YOU ARE....I MADE IT EASY FOR YOU. List of states that allow Online Voter Registration. You can put your initials, DOB and county, and it should tell you if your registration is active. If it isn't, you can take care of it from there. by Orangutan in politics

[–]AlterNative 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

E X A C T L Y !!!!!!!!!!

And until it is, there is simply no logical reason in the entire Universe for voting, I'm saying.

When the big kids won't let you play

Walk away, walk away, walk away.