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Comment Re:How do you anticipate weak points (Score 1) 412

U.S. 16 year olds != trained/brainwashed jihad "warriors."

I tend to think "the people who flew the 4 airplanes on 9/11" are a. not very well known to us (in fiction vs. fact kind of way) and b. they were probably feeling like warriors sacrificing for a "just cause"... as they were programmed to. After all they gave their lives... so they must've believed something was more important.

P.S. All soldiers are programmed/brainwashed in order to be able to kill fellow human beings without immediate severe emotional trauma.

Comment Re:Already used in the UK (Score 1) 545

Exactly. And just a reminder,

It wouldn't take too long before you'd have a sizable underclass which would have no rights, but still be able to do various manual labour jobs. It wouldn't very much different than slavery.

How is usury not creating slavery? How does most of the land being property of a very few people not lead to slavery? You are born and must work in order to have a place to live, for the right to occupy space. Then you borrow money for something and must return more for what you borrowed, so you must work more.

How is this not (wage) slavery for most?

You may want to see this for how slavery really works: http://bit.ly/economichitmanvideo

Comment Re:Already used in the UK (Score 1) 545

So I guess in your mind "liberal" == "someone who's paying attention".

Could very well be the case... in many minds.

Also, I would suggest "liberal" == "someone who questions practices based on cruelty and power over other people"

Choosing "Conservatism" is linked with experiencing harsh authority figures during childhood enforcing obedience by means of cruelty and torture (refusing children basic needs like connection, approval, attention, understanding as a means of enforcing obedience is emotional torture as many of these are linked to the sense of survivial. Using physical violence on children as a means of enforcing obedience is, well, just torture).

For "liberal mind" someone needing help == someone needing help == they ought to be helped.
For "conservative mind" someone needing help == someone weak, undisciplined and therefore undeserving of what they need == they should be taught a "tough lesson." (which is how the "Conservative mind" was trained out of compassion and empathy after all, so the template is internalized)

For more see George Lakoff's lecture on Moral Politics: http://bit.ly/moralpoliticsvideo

Comment Re:How about good subject lines? (Score 1) 242

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One of the more common subject lines I get in an organization where email is the primary means of communication.

it'd probably be a simpler task to train people using almost your exact phrasing: the subject line is a one line summary of the email and the body is the details section.

You'd think. I usually just add a subject to the email when it comes my way but "training people"... not that easy.

Comment Re:How do you anticipate weak points (Score 1) 412

We don't know the 16-year olds personally and we don't have a transcript of the class verifying that there was no mention or implication of the moral standing of such undertaking.

I have a problem with presuming that 16-year olds have to be specifically educated on the harmfulness of a terrorist attack. It implies their being sociopaths separated from carrying out of such an attack by mere lack of know-how in the matter.

Comment Re:Youngest? (Score 1) 711

My stepson moved to the U.S. from Eastern Europe when he was in 4th grade. When he went to school here he found out that the curriculum was 3 years behind, so in 5th, 6th and 7th grade he was still going over material he had covered already. Just FYI, U.S. public schools were created and designed to spew blue collar workers capable of self-discipline and mundane tasks. They were never meant to encourage creativity. Just enduring long dull robotic workdays.

School is here mainly to teach obedience, to domesticate children.

"The secret of American schooling is that it doesn't teach the way children learn -- nor is it supposed to. Schools were conceived to serve the economy and the social order rather than kids and families -- that is why it is compulsory. As a consequence, the school can not help anybody grow up, because its prime directive is to retard maturity. It does that by teaching that everything is difficult, that other people run our lives, that our neighbors are untrustworthy even dangerous. "

More here.

Feeling crazy in such an environment is normal reaction.

Comment Re: How does (Score 1) 1088

Beautifully said. Except that we don't exactly live on our knees. We sleep on our knees and we dream whatever is fed to us through the tubes.

Also, let's not forget that relatively soon we will have hundreds of thousands well-trained killing machines / war veterans, many dependent on SSRIs, without jobs, available for hire for pennies, to the highest bidder. Given that the legislators already work for the highest bidder, this creates an interesting situation, no?

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