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  •  I do get tired... (0+ / 0-)

    of the rather narrow thinking around here. I apologize if I seem smug. I'll admit to being irritated around here as of late. People are hurting in the world, there is a lot of injustice, and people seem to be content with their heads in the sand.

    I'm outgrowing this place... I should probably leave. It is not helping me to stick around, and yet I do.

    "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

    by ZhenRen on Mon May 06, 2013 at 11:53:28 PM PDT

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    •  don't let the door hit you on the way out (0+ / 0-)

      if you expect me to be butthurt you're "outgrowing" the place.  There are a lot of things I don't agree with here and I certainly get frustrated from time to time - but it doesn't affect what I see as the positives - there are people who share some of my ideals and want to make the world a better place.  Maybe not in the same ways I would - but we aren't clones, we're individuals with our own needs, biases and concepts.  I have to take that into account, no matter how much I want them to just agree I'm right.

      Humanity - it's like that.

      And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

      by Mortifyd on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:30:29 AM PDT

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      •  Pure class (0+ / 0-)

        Exactly what I expected, and you didn't disappoint. I suppose it would be hard for you to outdo your use of "buthurt" but I've got a feeling you actually will.

        "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

        by ZhenRen on Tue May 07, 2013 at 02:02:12 AM PDT

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      •  Looking at this today (0+ / 0-)

        I will apologize again for my testy attitude. I could have articulated my point of view better than I did.

        My point isn't that going into space is absolutely wrong, only that when our government ignores poverty, unemployment, climate change, peak oil, and the need to develop renewable energy sources, but keeps spending so much on other programs (the national security state and other military spinoffs, and space programs, etc), it strikes me as unethical.

        I realize you disagree, and you've explained your reasons, but more must be done about these crises we are faced with, and that is a fact.

        But there is no need for us to be rude to each other, and for that I apologize.

        "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

        by ZhenRen on Tue May 07, 2013 at 11:00:53 AM PDT

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