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  •  Those are just side effects. (1+ / 0-)
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    Lost Left Coaster

    Stop internalizing what are clearly external events.

    Or, alternatively, proclaim loudly that that's just life. Inevitable.

    Sure once I was young and impulsive, I wore every conceivable pin. Even went to socialist meetings, learned all the old union hymns. Ah, but I've grown older and wiser. And that's why I'm turning you in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u52Oz-54VYw

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 05:52:18 AM PDT

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    •  Shit happens, right? (1+ / 0-)
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      At first I thought your comment was serious...but I saw your other comments above and saw that we're on the same page here. But yeah, people do that, they appeal to "shit happens" a lot as if that justifies something. I'll never forget protesting the Iraq war, telling people there would be and were civilian deaths, and they would say, yeah, well, that's what happens in war. You can't avoid it. And I would say, yes, that's why I'm protesting it! That's why it shouldn't happen!

      "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

      by Lost Left Coaster on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 09:35:43 AM PDT

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      •  The inevitability meme is WAY strong (1+ / 0-)
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        over the past 3 years or so. Mostly because (I think) it's the only talking point they've got left to derail resistance/opposition.

        Well, that, and "here's my gun in your face, shut up" which isn't exactly a talking point.

        Sure once I was young and impulsive, I wore every conceivable pin. Even went to socialist meetings, learned all the old union hymns. Ah, but I've grown older and wiser. And that's why I'm turning you in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u52Oz-54VYw

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 01:42:49 PM PDT

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