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logtroll #335705 09/06/21 03:13 PM
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I’m sorry; I seem to have muddled two threads maybe - one serious, the other less so. Here’s something that may help with the “intentional flaw” discussion.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/08/the-art-of-deliberate-imperfection.html?m=

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Originally Posted by Mellowicious
...may be the basis of the post-war economy.
If anyone of you have ever been to Seattle and visited the "underground," you learned that modern Seattle is literally built over former burned-down Seattle. In downtown Seattle, the old buildings are still there, with modern Seattle right above them.

Back in the day, circa late 1880s, Seattle burned to the ground. The only people with money to rebuild Seattle were the Madams. Apparently, Seattle had a lot of Madams back in the day because it was a rugged lumber town and men needed relief.

Anywhoo...

If it were not for the Madams loaning money to get Seattle rebuilt, Seattle might not be Seattle today.


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This is a link to a long clip from 5he Daily Show. Trevor Noah does a great job, in my view, of summarizing the Afghanistan situation. Forewarned: “long clip” = 9 minutes.

https://fb.watch/82-grukJqu/


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It's good the Pentagon has admitted they droned the wrong car, and just killed a bunch of civilians. I think some reparations would be a nice gesture.


We're flying electric helicopters on Mars yet you can't turn on your clothes dryer in Texas. That's because scientists are in charge of Mars, and Republicans are in charge of Texas.
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By now we probably owe reparations to most,if not all, of Afghanistan. But most definitely those who were simply in the way of a misdirected drone.


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Originally Posted by pondering_it_all
It's good the Pentagon has admitted they droned the wrong car, and just killed a bunch of civilians. I think some reparations would be a nice gesture.
Agreed, and extremely unfortunate. cry


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Here’s a stunner for you: the Taliban has told all employed women to go home. This excludes only those women workers who can’t be replaced by men - toilet attendants, for example, and a few In engineering. Also, Afghan girls have been excluded from secondary schools.

Afghanistan’s women’s ministry has been replaced by the
Ministry for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

That didn’t take long, did it?


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Originally Posted by Mellowicious
That didn’t take long, did it?
Three weeks.

I was hoping for a New and Improved™️ Taliban. Hmm Then again, we are talking about religious nutters who really never change their mindset.

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Well, they had to move in the desks and the file cabinets, and get a list of the jobs that would have to be re-staffed. Frankly, I’m surprised they got this far in only three weeks.


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Originally Posted by pdx rick
I was hoping for a New and Improved™️ Taliban. Hmm Then again, we are talking about religious nutters who really never change their mindset.
On the upside, at least they aren't evil atheists...


You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
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