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How does the World view America these days?

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#6301 Extralife

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:42 PM

https://www.amazon.c...Z4nL&ref=plSrch

One of the best books I’ve read in awhile. A detailed history of how delusional we all are as Americans.

#6302 Nebraska

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:09 PM



#6303 Bulk VanderHooj

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:36 PM

^ removed for "violating youtube's terms of service"

 

Now I'm really curious Nebraska!!! What was that video?



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:46 PM

A man violently shoving an 11 year old old girl to the ground outside a mall.  You know, heart warming America stuff.

 

...kind of weird that it violates any terms of services on youtube... makes me wonder if she actually died.


Edited by Zephyr_Nova, 14 January 2019 - 08:47 PM.


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:35 PM

you forgot the full-on punch, big man. he punched an 11 yr old's lights out.



#6306 Bulk VanderHooj

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:38 PM

What the fuck?

 

ugh



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:47 PM

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#6308 Nebraska

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 10:03 PM

Now I'm really curious Nebraska!!! What was that video?

 

video of this story

 

copy of the video can be found here



#6309 Zephyr_Nova

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 10:30 PM

Phew, glad to hear there was no casualty beyond whatever terrible psychological damage this dude inflicted upon those kids.  I'm guessing the vid was pulled to protect the identity of the minors involved.



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 10:48 PM

you're still missing the part where he punched one of them.

 

will nobody think of the children?


Edited by usagi, 14 January 2019 - 10:50 PM.


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 11:18 PM

lol it really offended you that I didn't recall that in my first reply.  I did see your comment about the punch, just didn't feel there was any need to acknowledge that after you had already noted it.   :shrug:



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 12:18 AM

yes, I was extremely offended.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 12:22 AM

Very good then.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 03:48 PM

when i were a lad, getting sparked out by a teacher at school was considered an acceptable method of riot control by male & female staff alike, a right of passage even for pupils

 

such triffic memories



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Posted Yesterday, 03:41 PM

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That's the best kind of tip to get ;D

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Posted Yesterday, 05:13 PM

God money, certified by T Reznor.



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Posted Yesterday, 05:40 PM

just don't try to take it away from him.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:01 PM

here is a fun article that touches on the deleterious effects of social media on middle-aged/elderly people:

https://thebaffler.c...-uncles-burmila

 

anyhow, this is a phenomenon occurring all over the world: increased connectivity is speeding up the breakdown of any illusion of consensus reality, and it is creating cycles of amplification when it comes to anger, fear, and paranoia. I truly think that americans in particular are becoming meaner, pettier people.

 

there was an article i read recently about different types of anger, i think it was in the atlantic (which i find to be mostly full of unenlightening trash...here's the article) — it mentions that anger can be righteous when put to use to enact positive change. it contrasts that to a more vengeful, punitive rage that seeks only to retaliate against some perceived wrongdoing to one's self.

 

allow me to be counselor troi for a moment: it is clear to me — on a level empathetic and observational — when i talk to average people or read their comments online, that people in the united states subconsciously and consciously feel that they have been done wrong, and have internalized a need for revenge. i don't think many know what it is that has been done to them, yet the hurt and anger is there. now let loose a hell-torrent of information overload and what happens is a total breakdown of understanding, and a feeling of total helplessness and loss of agency. we can talk all about how this has come to be and the myriad forms it is taking, but i think what needs to be understood is the prevalence of anger and how it is reinforced.

 

i really think americans are becoming less tolerant, more spiteful, bereft of the ability to think critically, and i don't think it is going to get better anytime soon.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:17 PM

Deleterious. 

 

Ironically, that's such a good word.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:39 PM

and i don't think it is going to get better anytime soon.

It’ll be fine.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:50 PM

oof





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