China’s chilling plan for complete social control by useless_aether in privacy

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The worst part would be getting them to concentrate on the typewriters. Sure they would wonder about what it was, why it was there, how it would improve their lives. I think a short-term, intermittent reward system. So they would get food and one electric jolt hitting the pleasure centers of their brains when they start writing and more randomly during the writing session. Yes, Shakespeare is too long by far. We could say any work between a short story and novel would do as a winner. It could take centuries but we must know if it can be done.

Our next project would be: if a man speaks in the wilderness but there is no woman there to hear him— is he still wrong? Easy experimental design, for one.

China’s chilling plan for complete social control by useless_aether in privacy

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My hard drive is named DYSTOPIAN, really. Maybe it's just me but I don't want to look back, because something might be gaining on me. Strange thing is my own calmness about it. It's only a simulation. Not real. And is our simulation maker in someone else's simulation?

I will have to deal later with your assertion that a simulation would not be this high-res. Hmmm.

China’s chilling plan for complete social control by useless_aether in privacy

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Raised my ambient paranoia level by ~1.5 on a ten-point scale. Paradigm shifts will do that.

Experience... by exPFCwintergreen in quotes

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The wife has a big Mason jar where she keeps all my fallen soldiers, so you've given me an idea on how to use it. Sort of an Andy Warhol rug.

Merkel calls concerned German citizens in Chemnitz 'neo-Nazis' by useless_aether in Europe

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BIATCH

Poll: AfD now most popular party in East Germany - Westmonster by useless_aether in Europe

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Screw you Biatch.

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick — Ian Dury and the Blockheads by exPFCwintergreen in music

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Catchy? It is a frigging classic. I would make it played at my funeral, if I could afford a lawyer. Actually, I have a lawyer, but he has owed me US$ 5000 for about six years.

Mark Twain was truly a wise man by magnora7 in quotes

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I don't feel good. — Luther Burbank's dying words

The VA Is Eyeing Ketamine As An Emergency Treatment For Patients At High Suicide Risk by JollyRunstride in news

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I've heard about those holes but never experienced it. Is falling in one a good thing or not? As Mick Jagger said, "It's all right to let yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back."

Israel dramatically losing support among Jewish college students in US by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Rabbis in Israel and abroad seem more aware of the draconian methods used by Israel. But it is the Jesuits, working to form a New World Order that we need to be worried about more. They rarely tell you flatly of their allegiance to Pope Frances, but the alliance is there and they act on it.

Saudi Arabia declares online satire punishable offence by magnora7 in DownTheMemoryHole

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You are keeping me honest. Memes are illegal in Australia but not yet in the UK. I got a bit overzealous because saidit is so much better than the alternatives.

Oz: https://www.news.com.au/why-creating-memes-is-illegal-in-australia/news-story/bf35da7cc64cf2da9cbf2fb0843262af

On the EU link, the last twitter says: "Australian Parliament passed a bill today [June 18, 2018] making it a criminal offense to impersonate a member of parliament. This includes comedians doing satire...."

EU: https://twitter.com/wireduk/status/1008658089963347968