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August 12, 2018

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Richard Cranium

I dare say that I have fed myself rather good meals for much less than $50 a person. I live in the Dallas, TX, portion of the USA.

I can get a 2lb roasted chicken from Kroger's for $6.99.
Kroger Roasted Redskin Potatoes with Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper 20 oz for $1.99.
Dole Ultimate Family Size Caesar Salad Kit 15oz for $4.99
Maine Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream 48oz for $4.99

The wine will probably add most of the cost. I'm more of a beer drinker than a wine drinker. Even so, I can get 750ml of a blend for ~$10 to ~$20.

The above is really 2 meals worth of food. Total cost is ~$29 to ~$39. Divide by 2 and you get $15 to $20. (If you're a beer drinker, the cost goes down a lot.)

Kroger's isn't Whole Foods or Central Market, but it certainly isn't the cheapest place to buy groceries. (I didn't even mention places such as H-Mart or 99 Ranch Market if you like Asian foodstuffs.)

I'd much prefer that Mr. Umair Haque stays the *bleep* out of the USA. That should align with his desires as well.

Ben
It seems to me that when you’re reduced to hunting for “unconscious bias,” as supposedly confirmed by a person’s preferred charity or the random positioning of a chair, then you’ve crossed a line into something approaching hysteria. And yet we appear to have arrived at a point where people are expected to simply accept this kind of insulting presumption and intrusion, with an understanding that one mustn’t question the competence and motives of the clowns doing the probing.

Tar. And. Feathers.

Chester Draws

We should be grateful the loonies SJWs are attacking Hollywood castings on specious grounds. They are missing in the pocket of their best friend.

If Hollywood loses patience with this sort of histrionics, as it costs the companies money and the actors jobs, then the Left lose one of their best propaganda wings.

Academia will remain but no-one gives a shit about them anyway. The old media is dying, in part because of their refusal to see alternative points of view.

Captain Nemo

Farnsworth, R. Sherman, - that's disappointing. I'd hoped there had been at least one department unaffected. Oh well.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I'd hoped there had been at least one department unaffected. Oh well.

Captain Nemo, I can personally attest that the infestation to include a School of Very Serious Studies has been going on since at least the mid 1970s. Someday I may share a droll tale of how someone (who shall remain nameless) was deemed guilty of disrupting classes of the mandatory SJW course of this School by not attending classes (except to take tests), so alas, none of this is a new phenomenon.

jabrwok

contentless, structureless, aimless, and corrective entertainment

So, like, Second Life?

jabrwok

A few helicopter rides and [...]

See, you're coming around.

Just using the turn of phrase. I still contend that trebuchets would be less expensive and more entertaining:-).

Hal

A few helicopter rides and [...]

See, you're coming around.

Just using the turn of phrase. I still contend that trebuchets would be less expensive and more entertaining:-).

Of course, the overarching problem with such an attempt at a solution is there will be the inevitable result.

On 9 Thermidor Year II (27 July 1794), the French politician Maximilien Robespierre was denounced by members of the National Convention as "a tyrant", leading to Robespierre and twenty-one associates including Louis Antoine de Saint-Just being arrested that night and beheaded on the following day.

Soo, for such a wonderful idea, you lead the jump into the back of the chopper---guillotine or helicopter, take yer pick---, and we'll see where you end up.

fnord

Think of it as the sociopoliticalpathic equivalent of feng shui

Fixed

fnord

corrective entertainment

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*stolen*

- got my file, now where's that serial number-

Daniel Ream

there will be the inevitable result

Dying of a heart attack after a long career as a millionaire dictator, president and elder statesman?

Hal

there will be the inevitable result

Dying of a heart attack after a long career as a millionaire dictator, president and elder statesman?


Erm?????

Robespierre and company got dumped in a mass grave the next day or so. More recently, Mussolini wound up hanging upside down, as I recall. And so forth . . . .

And of course there is the actuality, rather than some idealized fantasy . . .

A five-year trial (nicknamed "the ESMA mega-trial" or the "Death Flights trial") of 54 former Argentine officials accused of death flights and other crimes against humanity (lesa humanidad) heard 830 witnesses and investigated the death of 789 victims. The trial reached a verdict on 29 November 2017. 29 defendants got life in prison; six others were acquitted; the rest got prison terms ranging from eight to 25 years.

---Oh, and if you're going to complain that you had some other wishful outcome in mind, you're going to have to be more specific than that.

The basic bottom line is still always going to be that axiom about leadership leading by example, where just like Robespierre, the only thing you can do is go through this yourself.

By all means, go climb into the helicopter you want to be thrown out or or guillotine platform you want to be laid down on. Go and show us all what the entire process is like for you, and then once through that do come back and let us know how it worked for you . . . . . . . . . .

Mebbe we can give you a cute nickname like Robesy Jr. . . . .

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