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9 hours ago, Thu Zaw said:

My advice to everyone on this forum, once the virus is over, get the fuck out of your little bubbles and explore the world and actually meet some people. 

You spend your lives debating other Americans online, insisting you have a profound, intellectual understanding about humanity, civilization, and conflict. But it's all fucking theoretical and masturbatory. 

Your main focus in discussing international politics is to one-up some other ego on some niche little message board frequented by spotty post-adolescent Americans. 

Your actual understanding of other humans is so impersonal. Peoples' lives, as they try to survive war and terror, are simply concepts for you to debate from the comfort of your couch while munching on a box of Pringles with one hand and casually stroking your dick with the other.  You're not political analysts. You're not on CNN. Stop trying to sound like you are. It's really childish and pathetic. 

This whole thread reeks of 

r/iamverysmart

honestly.. on watmm... views, thoughts, questions etc are often just as good as CNN. that's kind of a low bar. they do have some good people on sometimes but often aren't any less "masturbatory" than anyone else. is don't have cable so don't really have a grasp on what they're up too other than youtube clips that turn up now and then. it's arguable that this whole fucking universe is a big wank anyways. not to copout of the problems of the human condition but wtf..  i mean.. i've not heard anyone (well maybe now and then) here "insist they have a profound, intellectual understanding about humanity..." other than just sharing their thoughts and doing their best..  that's all anyone can do w/whatever tools they have and whatever experiences have shaped their lives.  i've had my perspective challenged on one or another on forums like this one and have no rouble admitting i was wrong or naive about something or just plain stupid about it. 

anyway.. many have made similar small rants about america and it's true politics became a sport long ago here w/team victories being more important than actual policy to make life better here.. this is nothing new. we're mostly aware but it's also a trap easily fallen into. but there are plenty of americans who understand this and try to change it and are also aware of the rest of the world, our place in it and american hegemony etc etc.. 

it is what it is.. but rants now and then are good for getting it off your chest.. cleansing the palette or whatever.. so rant on... it's pretty easy to poopoo on america.. i do it all the time.. there's some well written stuff about america and where it's at and why etc... but those links have faded in my brain.. if i find one i'll come back and dump it here.. it's cathartic to read some of that stuff.. i'm guessing there's a few such links posted in the 'how does the world view america' thread... 

 

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1 hour ago, Alcofribas said:
10 hours ago, Thu Zaw said:

insisting you have a profound, intellectual understanding about humanity, civilization, and conflict. But it's all fucking theoretical and masturbatory. 

that’s a mirror

 

QFT & page break

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11 hours ago, Thu Zaw said:

My advice to everyone on this forum, once the virus is over, get the fuck out of your little bubbles and explore the world and actually meet some people. 

You spend your lives debating other Americans online, insisting you have a profound, intellectual understanding about humanity, civilization, and conflict. But it's all fucking theoretical and masturbatory. 

Your main focus in discussing international politics is to one-up some other ego on some niche little message board frequented by spotty post-adolescent Americans. 

Your actual understanding of other humans is so impersonal. Peoples' lives, as they try to survive war and terror, are simply concepts for you to debate from the comfort of your couch while munching on a box of Pringles with one hand and casually stroking your dick with the other.  You're not political analysts. You're not on CNN. Stop trying to sound like you are. It's really childish and pathetic. 

This whole thread reeks of 

r/iamverysmart

im pretty bad but my god what is this

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pearl couscous can suck my fucking dick. not real couscous (it's tiny bits of pasta, so it doesn't even work as pasta), cooks like a mushy mess instead of the nice powdery firmness of real couscous, tastes like nothing and diminishes the flavour of everything else it's cooked with. I just found out it's an Israeli abomination so this goes here. pearl couscous is an equal if not greater crime against humanity than Israel's violent occupation of Palestinian lands, ban this filth.

RIP my man Thu Zaw btw, he was too cosmopolitan for these parts. I should post this shitty pearl couscous recipe in his the recipes thread he necro'd, in memoriam.

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1 hour ago, usagi said:

pearl couscous can suck my fucking dick. not real couscous (it's tiny bits of pasta, so it doesn't even work as pasta), cooks like a mushy mess instead of the nice powdery firmness of real couscous, tastes like nothing and diminishes the flavour of everything else it's cooked with. I just found out it's an Israeli abomination so this goes here. pearl couscous is an equal if not greater crime against humanity than Israel's violent occupation of Palestinian lands, ban this filth.

RIP my man Thu Zaw btw, he was too cosmopolitan for these parts. I should post this shitty pearl couscous recipe in his the recipes thread he necro'd, in memoriam.

Regular couscous is pasta, too. Just nice and fluffy. Pearl couscous is a rubbery abomination. Unfortunately my wife likes it so we eat it a lot.

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they're distinct. they're both wheat-based if that's what you're reducing it to but they come from different kinds of wheat, they're made differently, and they're cooked/used differently. they also produce different effects in the human body, viz. couscous makes me coom pands while pasta makes me shidd pands.

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Is couscous a grain? A type of pasta? Yes – and no. Made from the same type of flour as most varieties of pasta are made from, durum wheat semolina, couscous is simply little granules of flour mixed with small amounts of water. Rather than boiling it like pasta, couscous is typically steamed and only takes about five minutes to prepare. It's a staple in many Middle Eastern dishes, but it can also stand in for rice, oats or almost any other grain in a wide variety of cuisines. Since both pasta and couscous are essentially durum wheat semolina, they are very similar nutritionally, but there are a few key differences to note.

https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/pasta-contain-fiber-7225.html
 

Both have similarly laxative effects for me.

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pretty sure the guy on the israeli side is doing a satire.. or mocking of general held beliefs or something.. you know.. this is like a play to make people think. 

"i'm not a racist.. my gardner is arab" i mean.. c'mon.. is it not obvious?

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21 minutes ago, ignatius said:

pretty sure the guy on the israeli side is doing a satire.. or mocking of general held beliefs or something.. you know.. this is like a play to make people think. 

"i'm not a racist.. my gardner is arab" i mean.. c'mon.. is it not obvious?

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A Rap Song Lays Bare Israel’s Jewish-Arab Fracture — and Goes Viral

A Jew and a Palestinian sling slurs at each other, giving voice to hidden prejudice with the aim of overcoming it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/21/world/middleeast/israel-palestinian-rap-video.html

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2 hours ago, cichlisuite said:

the Israeli guy's angle is like they own the place by default... isn't this the crux of the problem?

A while ago there was a clip posted here of the Israeli equivalent of John Oliver.

If that is supposed to be the voice of reason in Israel then just … wow.

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1 hour ago, rhmilo said:

A while ago there was a clip posted here of the Israeli equivalent of John Oliver.

If that is supposed to be the voice of reason in Israel then just … wow.

yeah, I remember seeing that. It's all manufacturing how public should think about things. Even John Oliver. He can be funny doing it (which part of achieving acceptance in minds of the people), but it's all the same. Teams of anonymous writers behind the talking heads, etc...

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