Why Capitalism Makes Us Sick


Cliffy
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Gabor Maté is a Hungarian-born Canadian physician who specializes in the study and treatment of addiction and is also widely recognized for his perspective on Attention Deficit Disorder and his firmly held belief in the connection between mind and body health. He has authored four books exploring topics including attention deficit disorder, stress, developmental psychology and addiction. He is a regular columnist for the Vancouver Sun and the Globe and Mail.

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Cliffy
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A mad world: capitalism and the rise of mental illness

What if it's not us who are sick, asks Rod Tweedy, but a system at odds with who we are as social beings?

Mental illness is now recognised as one of the biggest causes of individual distress and misery in our societies and cities, comparable to poverty and unemployment. One in four adults in the UK today has been diagnosed with a mental illness, and four million people take antidepressants every year. ‘What greater indictment of a system could there be,’ George Monbiot has asked, ‘than an epidemic of mental illness?’
The shocking extent of this ‘epidemic’ is made all the more disturbing by the knowledge that so much of it is preventable. This is due to the significant correlation between social and environmental conditions and the prevalence of mental disorders. Richard Bentall, professor of clinical psychology at the University of Liverpool, and Peter Kinderman, president of the British Psychological Society, have written compellingly about this connection in recent years, drawing powerful attention to ‘the social determinants of our psychological wellbeing’. ‘The evidence is overwhelming,’ notes Kinderman, ‘it’s not just that there exist social determinants, they are overwhelmingly important.’
A sick society

Experiences of social isolation, inequality, feelings of alienation and dissociation, and even the basic assumptions and ideology of materialism and neoliberalism itself are seen today to be significant drivers – reflected in the titles of a number of recent articles and talks on this subject, such as those of consultant psychotherapist David Morgan’s groundbreaking Frontier Psychoanalyst podcasts, which have included discussions on whether ‘Neoliberalism is dangerous for your mental health’, and ‘Is neoliberalism making us sick?’
Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist Jay Watts observes in the Guardian that ‘psychological and social factors are at least as significant and, for many, the main cause of suffering. Poverty, relative inequality, being subject to racism, sexism, displacement and a competitive culture all increase the likelihood of mental suffering. Governments and pharmaceutical companies are not as interested in these results, throwing funding at studies looking at genetics and physical biomarkers as opposed to the environmental causes of distress. Similarly, there is little political will to combine increasing mental distress with structural inequalities, though the association is robust and many professionals think this would be the best way to tackle the current mental health epidemic’.


A mad world: capitalism and the rise of mental illness | Red Pepper
 
Cliffy
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Bar Sinister
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Somehow I think that the reason mental illness is so much more prevalent is due to the fact that so many more emotions are now considered mental illnesses. Fifty years ago feeling sad or angry or nervous wasn't classified as a mental illness. Check out this list. I suspect you would be rather abnormal if you did not suffer from one or more of these.

https://psychcentral.com/disorders/
 
captain morgan
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Contemporary literature relating to mental health currently offers no tangible definition of normalcy.

That alone speaks volumes
 
Danbones
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Then there are the old communist regimes where they disappeared you into the mental health/prison system for dissagreeing with the state.

the system has to monitze crime and disease to survive ...
it isn't capitalism its fascistic monopolism
 
Johnnny
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A Nation gone wrong, in a world gone crazy. Yesterdays crazy is today's normal and yesterdays normal is now today's crazy!
 
Danbones
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Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Contemporary literature relating to mental health currently offers no tangible definition of normalcy.

That alone speaks volumes

It does, however, provide a tangible definition of "normalcy:" an erroneous non-word used by a particularly dopy U.S. president for "normality."
 
Danbones
#10
What is "normal"?

It depends what your definition of "is" is!
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

What is "normal"?

It depends what your definition of "is" is!

Gotta wonder who is the authority that gets to develop all of the definitions

Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

It does, however, provide a tangible definition of "normalcy:" an erroneous non-word used by a particularly dopy U.S. president for "normality."

Sorry 'bout that school marm Bones.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Sorry 'bout that school marm Bones.

Don't make me put down my beer, boy!
 
mentalfloss
#13
What's with the OP?

You sound like one of those crazy people that wants to live off the grid.
 
Cliffy
#14


Brace yourself: The self appointed upholders of the status quo are coming to tell us this is fair for billions to suffer...
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post



Brace yourself: The self appointed upholders of the status quo are coming to tell us this is fair for billions to suffer...

So it's our fault that after thousands of years, the other side of the world still can't get their shit together.
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

So it's our fault that after thousands of years, the other side of the world still can't get their shit together.

No I would say that it is the fault of those in power who have created a system that perpetuates their wealth and power at the expense of most of the population.
 
petros
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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MODERN LEFTISM

6. Almost everyone will agree that we live in a deeply troubled society. One of the most widespread manifestations of the craziness of our world is leftism, so a discussion of the psychology of leftism can serve as an introduction to the discussion of the problems of modern society in general.

7. But what is leftism? During the first half of the 20th century leftism could have been practically identified with socialism. Today the movement is fragmented and it is not clear who can properly be called a leftist. When we speak of leftists in this article we have in mind mainly socialists, collectivists, “politically correct” types, feminists, gay and disability activists, animal rights activists and the like. But not everyone who is associated with one of these movements is a leftist. What we are trying to get at in discussing leftism is not so much movement or an ideology as a psychological type, or rather a collection of related types. Thus, what we mean by “leftism” will emerge more clearly in the course of our discussion of leftist psychology. (Also, see paragraphs 227-230.)

8. Even so, our conception of leftism will remain a good deal less clear than we would wish, but there doesn’t seem to be any remedy for this. All we are trying to do here is indicate in a rough and approximate way the two psychological tendencies that we believe are the main driving force of modern leftism. We by no means claim to be telling the WHOLE truth about leftist psychology. Also, our discussion is meant to apply to modern leftism only. We leave open the question of the extent to which our discussion could be applied to the leftists of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

9. The two psychological tendencies that underlie modern leftism we call “feelings of inferiority” and “oversocialization.” Feelings of inferiority are characteristic of modern leftism as a whole, while oversocialization is characteristic only of a certain segment of modern leftism; but this segment is highly influential.

FEELINGS OF INFERIORITY

10. By “feelings of inferiority” we mean not only inferiority feelings in the strict sense but a whole spectrum of related traits; low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, depressive tendencies, defeatism, guilt, self- hatred, etc. We argue that modern leftists tend to have some such feelings (possibly more or less repressed) and that these feelings are decisive in determining the direction of modern leftism.

11. When someone interprets as derogatory almost anything that is said about him (or about groups with whom he identifies) we conclude that he has inferiority feelings or low self-esteem. This tendency is pronounced among minority rights activists, whether or not they belong to the minority groups whose rights they defend. They are hypersensitive about the words used to designate minorities and about anything that is said concerning minorities. The terms “negro,” “oriental,” “handicapped” or “chick” for an African, an Asian, a disabled person or a woman originally had no derogatory connotation. “Broad” and “chick” were merely the feminine equivalents of “guy,” “dude” or “fellow.” The negative connotations have been attached to these terms by the activists themselves. Some animal rights activists have gone so far as to reject the word “pet” and insist on its replacement by “animal companion.” Leftish anthropologists go to great lengths to avoid saying anything about primitive peoples that could conceivably be interpreted as negative. They want to replace the world “primitive” by “nonliterate.” They seem almost paranoid about anything that might suggest that any primitive culture is inferior to our own. (We do not mean to imply that primitive cultures ARE inferior to ours. We merely point out the hypersensitivity of leftish anthropologists.)

12. Those who are most sensitive about “politically incorrect” terminology are not the average black ghetto- dweller, Asian immigrant, abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of whom do not even belong to any “oppressed” group but come from privileged strata of society. Political correctness has its stronghold among university professors, who have secure employment with comfortable salaries, and the majority of whom are heterosexual white males from middle- to upper-middle-class families.

13. Many leftists have an intense identification with the problems of groups that have an image of being weak (women), defeated (American Indians), repellent (homosexuals) or otherwise inferior. The leftists themselves feel that these groups are inferior. They would never admit to themselves that they have such feelings, but it is precisely because they do see these groups as inferior that they identify with their problems. (We do not mean to suggest that women, Indians, etc. ARE inferior; we are only making a point about leftist psychology.)

14. Feminists are desperately anxious to prove that women are as strong and as capable as men. Clearly they are nagged by a fear that women may NOT be as strong and as capable as men.

15. Leftists tend to hate anything that has an image of being strong, good and successful. They hate America, they hate Western civilization, they hate white males, they hate rationality. The reasons that leftists give for hating the West, etc. clearly do not correspond with their real motives. They SAY they hate the West because it is warlike, imperialistic, sexist, ethnocentric and so forth, but where these same faults appear in socialist countries or in primitive cultures, the leftist finds excuses for them, or at best he GRUDGINGLY admits that they exist; whereas he ENTHUSIASTICALLY points out (and often greatly exaggerates) these faults where they appear in Western civilization. Thus it is clear that these faults are not the leftist’s real motive for hating America and the West. He hates America and the West because they are strong and successful.

16. Words like “self-confidence,” “self-reliance,” “initiative,” “enterprise,” “optimism,” etc., play little role in the liberal and leftist vocabulary. The leftist is anti-individualistic, pro-collectivist. He wants society to solve everyone’s problems for them, satisfy everyone’s needs for them, take care of them. He is not the sort of person who has an inner sense of confidence in his ability to solve his own problems and satisfy his own needs. The leftist is antagonistic to the concept of competition because, deep inside, he feels like a loser.

17. Art forms that appeal to modern leftish intellectuals tend to focus on sordidness, defeat and despair, or else they take an orgiastic tone, throwing off rational control as if there were no hope of accomplishing anything through rational calculation and all that was left was to immerse oneself in the sensations of the moment.

18. Modern leftish philosophers tend to dismiss reason, science, objective reality and to insist that everything is culturally relative. It is true that one can ask serious questions about the foundations of scientific knowledge and about how, if at all, the concept of objective reality can be defined. But it is obvious that modern leftish philosophers are not simply cool-headed logicians systematically analyzing the foundations of knowledge. They are deeply involved emotionally in their attack on truth and reality. They attack these concepts because of their own psychological needs. For one thing, their attack is an outlet for hostility, and, to the extent that it is successful, it satisfies the drive for power. More importantly, the leftist hates science and rationality because they classify certain beliefs as true (i.e., successful, superior) and other beliefs as false (i.e., failed, inferior). The leftist’s feelings of inferiority run so deep that he cannot tolerate any classification of some things as successful or superior and other things as failed or inferior. This also underlies the rejection by many leftists of the concept of mental illness and of the utility of IQ tests. Leftists are antagonistic to genetic explanations of human abilities or behavior because such explanations tend to make some persons appear superior or inferior to others. Leftists prefer to give society the credit or blame for an individual’s ability or lack of it. Thus if a person is “inferior” it is not his fault, but society’s, because he has not been brought up properly.

19. The leftist is not typically the kind of person whose feelings of inferiority make him a braggart, an egotist, a bully, a self-promoter, a ruthless competitor. This kind of person has not wholly lost faith in himself. He has a deficit in his sense of power and self-worth, but he can still conceive of himself as having the capacity to be strong, and his efforts to make himself strong produce his unpleasant behavior. [1] But the leftist is too far gone for that. His feelings of inferiority are so ingrained that he cannot conceive of himself as individually strong and valuable. Hence the collectivism of the leftist. He can feel strong only as a member of a large organization or a mass movement with which he identifies himself.

20. Notice the masochistic tendency of leftist tactics. Leftists protest by lying down in front of vehicles, they intentionally provoke police or racists to abuse them, etc. These tactics may often be effective, but many leftists use them not as a means to an end but because they PREFER masochistic tactics. Self-hatred is a leftist trait.

21. Leftists may claim that their activism is motivated by compassion or by moral principles, and moral principle does play a role for the leftist of the oversocialized type. But compassion and moral principle cannot be the main motives for leftist activism. Hostility is too prominent a component of leftist behavior; so is the drive for power. Moreover, much leftist behavior is not rationally calculated to be of benefit to the people whom the leftists claim to be trying to help. For example, if one believes that affirmative action is good for black people, does it make sense to demand affirmative action in hostile or dogmatic terms? Obviously it would be more productive to take a diplomatic and conciliatory approach that would make at least verbal and symbolic concessions to white people who think that affirmative action discriminates against them. But leftist activists do not take such an approach because it would not satisfy their emotional needs. Helping black people is not their real goal. Instead, race problems serve as an excuse for them to express their own hostility and frustrated need for power. In doing so they actually harm black people, because the activists’ hostile attitude toward the white majority tends to intensify race hatred.

22. If our society had no social problems at all, the leftists would have to INVENT problems in order to provide themselves with an excuse for making a fuss.

23. We emphasize that the foregoing does not pretend to be an accurate description of everyone who might be considered a leftist. It is only a rough indication of a general tendency of leftism.
 
Cliffy
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Cliffy
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#19


the essence of capitalism.
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

10. By “feelings of inferiority” we mean not only inferiority feelings in the strict sense but a whole spectrum of related traits; low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, depressive tendencies, defeatism, guilt, self- hatred, etc. We argue that modern leftists tend to have some such feelings (possibly more or less repressed) and that these feelings are decisive in determining the direction of modern leftism.

11. When someone interprets as derogatory almost anything that is said about him (or about groups with whom he identifies) we conclude that he has inferiority feelings or low self-esteem. This tendency is pronounced among minority rights activists, whether or not they belong to the minority groups whose rights they defend. They are hypersensitive about the words used to designate minorities and about anything that is said concerning minorities. The terms “negro,” “oriental,” “handicapped” or “chick” for an African, an Asian, a disabled person or a woman originally had no derogatory connotation. “Broad” and “chick” were merely the feminine equivalents of “guy,” “dude” or “fellow.” The negative connotations have been attached to these terms by the activists themselves. Some animal rights activists have gone so far as to reject the word “pet” and insist on its replacement by “animal companion.” Leftish anthropologists go to great lengths to avoid saying anything about primitive peoples that could conceivably be interpreted as negative. They want to replace the world “primitive” by “nonliterate.” They seem almost paranoid about anything that might suggest that any primitive culture is inferior to our own. (We do not mean to imply that primitive cultures ARE inferior to ours. We merely point out the hypersensitivity of leftish anthropologists.)

12. Those who are most sensitive about “politically incorrect” terminology are not the average black ghetto- dweller, Asian immigrant, abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of whom do not even belong to any “oppressed” group but come from privileged strata of society. Political correctness has its stronghold among university professors, who have secure employment with comfortable salaries, and the majority of whom are heterosexual white males from middle- to upper-middle-class families.

13. Many leftists have an intense identification with the problems of groups that have an image of being weak (women), defeated (American Indians), repellent (homosexuals) or otherwise inferior. The leftists themselves feel that these groups are inferior. They would never admit to themselves that they have such feelings, but it is precisely because they do see these groups as inferior that they identify with their problems. (We do not mean to suggest that women, Indians, etc. ARE inferior; we are only making a point about leftist psychology.)

14. Feminists are desperately anxious to prove that women are as strong and as capable as men. Clearly they are nagged by a fear that women may NOT be as strong and as capable as men.

15. Leftists tend to hate anything that has an image of being strong, good and successful. They hate America, they hate Western civilization, they hate white males, they hate rationality. The reasons that leftists give for hating the West, etc. clearly do not correspond with their real motives. They SAY they hate the West because it is warlike, imperialistic, sexist, ethnocentric and so forth, but where these same faults appear in socialist countries or in primitive cultures, the leftist finds excuses for them, or at best he GRUDGINGLY admits that they exist; whereas he ENTHUSIASTICALLY points out (and often greatly exaggerates) these faults where they appear in Western civilization. Thus it is clear that these faults are not the leftist’s real motive for hating America and the West. He hates America and the West because they are strong and successful.

16. Words like “self-confidence,” “self-reliance,” “initiative,” “enterprise,” “optimism,” etc., play little role in the liberal and leftist vocabulary. The leftist is anti-individualistic, pro-collectivist. He wants society to solve everyone’s problems for them, satisfy everyone’s needs for them, take care of them. He is not the sort of person who has an inner sense of confidence in his ability to solve his own problems and satisfy his own needs. The leftist is antagonistic to the concept of competition because, deep inside, he feels like a loser.

17. Art forms that appeal to modern leftish intellectuals tend to focus on sordidness, defeat and despair, or else they take an orgiastic tone, throwing off rational control as if there were no hope of accomplishing anything through rational calculation and all that was left was to immerse oneself in the sensations of the moment.

18. Modern leftish philosophers tend to dismiss reason, science, objective reality and to insist that everything is culturally relative. It is true that one can ask serious questions about the foundations of scientific knowledge and about how, if at all, the concept of objective reality can be defined. But it is obvious that modern leftish philosophers are not simply cool-headed logicians systematically analyzing the foundations of knowledge. They are deeply involved emotionally in their attack on truth and reality. They attack these concepts because of their own psychological needs. For one thing, their attack is an outlet for hostility, and, to the extent that it is successful, it satisfies the drive for power. More importantly, the leftist hates science and rationality because they classify certain beliefs as true (i.e., successful, superior) and other beliefs as false (i.e., failed, inferior). The leftist’s feelings of inferiority run so deep that he cannot tolerate any classification of some things as successful or superior and other things as failed or inferior. This also underlies the rejection by many leftists of the concept of mental illness and of the utility of IQ tests. Leftists are antagonistic to genetic explanations of human abilities or behavior because such explanations tend to make some persons appear superior or inferior to others. Leftists prefer to give society the credit or blame for an individual’s ability or lack of it. Thus if a person is “inferior” it is not his fault, but society’s, because he has not been brought up properly.

19. The leftist is not typically the kind of person whose feelings of inferiority make him a braggart, an egotist, a bully, a self-promoter, a ruthless competitor. This kind of person has not wholly lost faith in himself. He has a deficit in his sense of power and self-worth, but he can still conceive of himself as having the capacity to be strong, and his efforts to make himself strong produce his unpleasant behavior. [1] But the leftist is too far gone for that. His feelings of inferiority are so ingrained that he cannot conceive of himself as individually strong and valuable. Hence the collectivism of the leftist. He can feel strong only as a member of a large organization or a mass movement with which he identifies himself.

20. Notice the masochistic tendency of leftist tactics. Leftists protest by lying down in front of vehicles, they intentionally provoke police or racists to abuse them, etc. These tactics may often be effective, but many leftists use them not as a means to an end but because they PREFER masochistic tactics. Self-hatred is a leftist trait.

21. Leftists may claim that their activism is motivated by compassion or by moral principles, and moral principle does play a role for the leftist of the oversocialized type. But compassion and moral principle cannot be the main motives for leftist activism. Hostility is too prominent a component of leftist behavior; so is the drive for power. Moreover, much leftist behavior is not rationally calculated to be of benefit to the people whom the leftists claim to be trying to help. For example, if one believes that affirmative action is good for black people, does it make sense to demand affirmative action in hostile or dogmatic terms? Obviously it would be more productive to take a diplomatic and conciliatory approach that would make at least verbal and symbolic concessions to white people who think that affirmative action discriminates against them. But leftist activists do not take such an approach because it would not satisfy their emotional needs. Helping black people is not their real goal. Instead, race problems serve as an excuse for them to express their own hostility and frustrated need for power. In doing so they actually harm black people, because the activists’ hostile attitude toward the white majority tends to intensify race hatred.

22. If our society had no social problems at all, the leftists would have to INVENT problems in order to provide themselves with an excuse for making a fuss.

23. We emphasize that the foregoing does not pretend to be an accurate description of everyone who might be considered a leftist. It is only a rough indication of a general tendency of leftism.


I'm not sure where you got this article from, but may of its points can be applied to those on the right as well. In fact point 10 and 11 sound exactly like those who are ardent Trump supporters. And a lot of it is just made up rubbish by some right-wing nut case who had little or no evidence to back up his rightest rant. The only point they got dead right is the last one.
 
Danbones
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The nice thing about electric cars is the 33 lbs of cobalt 59 in each car, which becomes a 'dirty bomb" if nuked.
Now north korea only needs one nuclear bomb landing on a couple of these car batteries to wipe out the US, where before it would have taken about 300 nukes according to the Rand Corp.

All because of fake global warming idiots and their insane brain dead short sited stupidity.
If it actually existed in reality, capitalism might have saved us from that communist business venture.

Cobalt emerged as a terror during the Cold War (Walter Miller wrote A Canticle for Leibowitz in 1960) because it makes the dirtiest dirty bomb imaginable.
http://www.slate.com/articles/health...rty_bombs.html

Of course we need these nuclear bombs because of the business investments by ADMITTED nazi helpers like hitlary investor george soros ( who suports communist countries like russia as well), and his minions that create socialism and communism, and who profit from the constant state of tension they have thusly created.

Sorry there Bar, I can't write this in kindergardenesque just for you, so you might as well not even attempt reading this post...

It deals with the expression of our actual reality, so it will only confound you.

They might want to look at the inflammation cause by vaccines - and the inflammation and the attendant responses regarding the intolerance for histamine that develops through the vaccine process. They might actually make some progress against the physical causes of mental instability that the 350,000.00 dollar a year mental health experts can't even understand because of their totally miss guided education.

Why the misguided education? Because the medical education system was taken over by the same monopolistic corporate types that invested in communism and socialism like the jacob shift or george soros, and of course genocidal maniacs like Bill Gates.


Bill Gates says Reduce Population 4 TIMES!! (MUST WATCH)

[youtube]8BobKXkrt8M[/youtube]

4 clips of Bill Gates saying we can reduce population growth with vaccines.

That ain't capitalism doods...
It's genocide.

A mass sterilization exercise’: Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility agent in UN tetanus vaccine
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/a-...ity-agent-in-u

In capitalism you don't kill off all your customers.
That's how tyrannical globalcommunasis do it.
Last edited by Danbones; Sep 20th, 2017 at 02:09 AM..
 
Cliffy
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PoliticalNick
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

What's with the OP?

You sound like one of those crazy people that wants to live off the grid.

Whereas you're one of those crazy people who want to make living off the grid illegal.

Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post



Brace yourself: The self appointed upholders of the status quo are coming to tell us this is fair for billions to suffer...

You get what you deserve and deserve what you work for.....that would be nothing for you Zippy

Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

So it's our fault that after thousands of years, the other side of the world still can't get their shit together.

Actually Zippy only wants to move into my mansion and use my pool....he don't care about anyone but himself

Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post



the essence of capitalism.

Absolutely! But the employee also has every right and opportunity to leave that job, start his own business, and get his employees to work hard enough for him to buy a Lambo! That is the essence of capitalism Zippy!
 
TenPenny
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

The nice thing about electric cars is the 33 lbs of cobalt 59 in each car, which becomes a 'dirty bomb" if nuked.



How does cobalt59 become a dirty bomb?
 
petros
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

I'm not sure where you got this article from, but may of its points can be applied to those on the right as well. In fact point 10 and 11 sound exactly like those who are ardent Trump supporters. And a lot of it is just made up rubbish by some right-wing nut case who had little or no evidence to back up his rightest rant. The only point they got dead right is the last one.

Do you really want to know?

And no, these traits are unique to Leftists.

Read it again.
 
Bar Sinister
+1
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Do you really want to know?

And no, these traits are unique to Leftists.

Read it again.

Unlike you I don't have to read an article multiple times to make sense of it. Especially an article that was almost purely opinion and not documented fact.
 
highsticky
#27
 
Murphy
+1
#28
What this means Cliffy is that you are going to get very sick. Maybe even die. Run, do not walk to your doctor and get the head meds you so desperately need. When you get put on the crazy list, you'll be safe.

Thank goodness for provincial healthcare.
 
mentalfloss
#29
3 months later and the standard of living is still very good.

I agree that there is an inherent risk to the environment/climate change but we're already making progress on it.
 
Danbones
#30
Quote:

The nice thing about electric cars is the 33 lbs of cobalt 59 in each car, which becomes a 'dirty bomb" if nuked.

Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

How does cobalt59 become a dirty bomb?

I guess you can not read...

..or you aren't familiar with the terms "cobalt" "dirty bomb" and "when nuked"?
 

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