Wow, I didn't know the history of people noticing the bible is wrong and trying to excuse it so their favorite fairy tale stays relevant is that old! I always thought it's a more recent development when we actually could prove that it's bunk.
Why am I getting worked over it anyway, it ain't my country getting fucked up, so why bother?
Not to mention with that election system, the damage that could still be done is close to zero anyway.
If you want me 24/7, you pay me 24/7. Else my phone is off the moment my workday's over. You get what you pay for. Pay more, get more.
There is actually such a thing, called "on standby". It means people who know they might be called in, and get compensated for that. We have that, too, but it's certainly NOT one single guy doing that for 365 days a year. Why? Because it's a burnout waiting to happen.
My guess is that her hair didn't grow fast enough and they couldn't replicate it. Else that stuff would've been what any space ship should be built of.
But seriously, she should've gotten some ad contracts from hairspray makers.
That was indeed one of the best (if not the best) TOS episode. Very powerful, very well written, and I also remember how I saw it the first time, I did actually notice the difference in their faces but couldn't imagine that this was the reason for their mutual hunt, it was so silly, pointless and insane.
The cynic in me would say that TNG tried to be PC, but failed miserably at it by using stereotypes to be PC. The women got the "empathy" positions (medicine and counselor), the blacks the dangerous and menial ones (engineering and security) and the android was the science guy.
Plus Wesley Crusher, the Jar-Jar of the Star Trek universe.
Exactly, and that it never was an issue actually was the strongest statement they could make: It's so normal, we needn't point it out.
That's one hell of a powerful statement.
So that's seen as more of a problem than someone taking a picture of his marked ballot? How fucked up is this?
It is not. At least I sure as fuck hope it isn't.
It also wasn't a sudden thing back then. If you look at the history of Europe in the first half of the 20th century, you will notice that a lot of countries descended into dictatorships after an attempt at democracy, and so did Austria. Hitler didn't remove a democratic government in Austria when he took over, he ousted another fascist dictatorship.
What happened here was a slow process. What you observe now in the US was pretty much what was going down in continental Europe in the late 1920s and early 1930s, where "loyal party members" voted openly to eliminate any doubt of their loyalty. Eventually it became customary to do so. And from there it was only a small step to being suspicious if you dared to vote secretly. After all, what do you have to hide?
It certainly is not going to cause a problem at this election. And not with the next. But this has never led to more democracy, only to less.
Please elaborate, I read that thrice now and I still don't get it.
Guess I'm not that smart then, I always use the words from other people.
Yeah, that comforts me that my grand-grand-grand-grand-grandson will be 2 inches tall, fly around and eat bird seed in some idiot's cage.
I hope in the half time break, who has time for beating his wife during the game?