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  • Salaman 18 Jul 2013 15:40:27 18,964 posts
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    Did it daily for 1 school year 20 years ago. It's not a hard one to remember. Stil know it word for word as well.

    A cool bonus was the sudden realisation that "... And Justice For All" by Metallica actually referred to something.
  • X201 18 Jul 2013 15:42:05 15,287 posts
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    The pledge to the flag stuff always struck me as being like Communism; forcing people to prove that they are a loyal citizen.
  • RedSparrows 18 Jul 2013 15:45:30 22,353 posts
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    The anchor on that Fox thing just does not allow the other guy to have a point, of any kind. It's childish, and very effective. Just blank the point, and talk a lot. Move on to the next.
  • RedSparrows 18 Jul 2013 15:48:11 22,353 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    The pledge to the flag stuff always struck me as being like Communism; forcing people to prove that they are a loyal citizen.
    Not so much Communist as authoritarian, to a point.

    It's a parallel (and irony) I am sure has been pointed out a trillion times. Of course, their loyalty is to a (relatively) historically, free state, rather than a state that paid lip-service to it (see the USSR Constitution, 1936).

    The fact that you can't criticise certain elements of American national identity without being screamed at is, of course, ironic again, but it's no surprise that the USA is a contradictory and confusing thing: it's human, and no matter how special they (some) think they are, they're just like everyone else.
  • ronuds 18 Jul 2013 15:48:24 21,788 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    The pledge to the flag stuff always struck me as being like Communism; forcing people to prove that they are a loyal citizen.
    They'd have soldiers in the corner of every room who would pistol whip anyone that didn't recite the pledge perfectly.
  • Deleted user 18 July 2013 15:50:43
    It's the verbal equivalent of Daily Mail tactics. Deflect the counter point by referencing it in a sentence talking about something else.

    "Government cannot support a specific religion"
    "PEOPLE CAN CHOOSE WHATEVER RELIGION THEY LIKE, THAT'S CONSTITUTIONAL, THOSE WHO DON'T LIKE IT CAN GO ELSEWHERE"
    "A school isn't an individual person"
    "BUT AN INDIVIDUAL PERSON CAN CHOOSE WHATEVER RELIGION THEY LIKE, THAT'S CONSTITUTIONAL, THOSE WHO DON'T LIKE IT CAN GO ELSEWHERE"
    etc etc
  • Deleted user 18 July 2013 15:52:42
    Also worth mentioning that things like "One Nation Under God" in the pledge and "In God We Trust" on the notes are comparatively recent things in US history, and are there almost solely because of the anti-Communist ways of the 50s. In many many ways, the US has yet to accept that the Cold War is over. Hence why "socialist" is considered a dirty word.
  • RedSparrows 18 Jul 2013 15:56:14 22,353 posts
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    meme, good article in most recent London Review of Books on a book about American identity and fiction.

    Can't for the life of me remember who it was on though, or by. Or was it the TLS? oh woe.
  • RedSparrows 18 Jul 2013 15:59:32 22,353 posts
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    I remember! Jill Lepore - reviewed by Amanda Foreman. Last issue just gone of TLS. Not fiction - micro-history, but about American identity.

    Edited by RedSparrows at 15:59:43 18-07-2013
  • Bremenacht 18 Jul 2013 20:23:05 17,852 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    Live cam of bears fishing for salmon in Alaska
    Jacuzzi bear hasn't moved in days! Or nights! He must love it there.
  • wogsy81 18 Jul 2013 22:29:54 719 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    localnotail wrote:
    Live cam of bears fishing for salmon in Alaska
    Jacuzzi bear hasn't moved in days! Or nights! He must love it there.
    One bear is now munching down on a salmon. Good work fella.
    I also like the seagulls hanging around looking for a few stray scraps. Nature is funny.
  • Immaterial 18 Jul 2013 22:36:25 1,337 posts
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    The camera! it moves! Jacuzzi bear sadly doesn't.

    Think I'll just switch everything off.

  • Bremenacht 18 Jul 2013 22:37:26 17,852 posts
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    The camera is following a bear which is following a bear which has a fat salmon in its gob. Someone is monitoring the cam all the time?! Dear lord, what a job.
  • Bremenacht 18 Jul 2013 22:58:27 17,852 posts
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    SOme nice zooms on Jacuzzi bear there. You could see his big wet nose snuffling. Snuffling for fish.
  • RedSparrows 18 Jul 2013 23:03:09 22,353 posts
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    20.23
    22.37
    22.58

    The camera guy isn't the only one with a Bear problem.

    Cool feed tho, bra.
  • Bremenacht 18 Jul 2013 23:47:49 17,852 posts
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    Someone else has a bear problem? \o/ The best problems are bear problems.

    Bear cam isn't working right now. Damn. What to do until it comes back?
  • Bremenacht 19 Jul 2013 00:55:17 17,852 posts
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    JACUZZI BEAR HAS LEFT THE JACUZZI!!!
  • Bremenacht 19 Jul 2013 00:59:01 17,852 posts
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    Some other bear has moved into it. They're buggers, these bears.
  • Razz 19 Jul 2013 21:00:23 61,113 posts
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    This is hilarious, the pay off at the end is worth sticking around for

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  • Bremenacht 19 Jul 2013 22:26:29 17,852 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    Live cam of bears fishing for salmon in Alaska
    Ruck!

    Big fight in Bear Jacuzzi.
  • Bremenacht 19 Jul 2013 22:27:37 17,852 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    This is hilarious, the pay off at the end is worth sticking around for

    Anyone who names their cat 'daughter' deserves a mauling.
  • neilka 19 Jul 2013 23:33:29 15,871 posts
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    Playable LCD game collection

    A map is like comparing velocity and speed.

  • ecureuil 19 Jul 2013 23:35:20 76,738 posts
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    This dog is a nugget of joy.
  • Razz 20 Jul 2013 00:06:26 61,113 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Playable LCD game collection
    You utter cunt. :) Drove my other crazy playing those for the past hour. So much nostalgia.

    Edited by Razz at 01:08:15 20-07-2013

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  • Rens11 20 Jul 2013 07:54:56 1,397 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Razz wrote:
    Wait... do they really do that pledge every day? So broken.
    Damn those atheists, always bloody preaching ;)

    Don’t kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he’d eat you and everyone you care about!

  • MrTomFTW Moderator 20 Jul 2013 20:54:34 37,908 posts
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    44 years ago today:

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 21 Jul 2013 13:30:15 37,908 posts
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    Vegan Black Metal Chef - Soupocalypse!

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  • OptimusPube 21 Jul 2013 13:42:02 2,984 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    Razz wrote:
    This is hilarious, the pay off at the end is worth sticking around for

    Anyone who names their cat 'daughter' deserves a mauling.
    It's not called daughter it's called dauder.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC˛

  • Razz 21 Jul 2013 14:03:59 61,113 posts
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    @MrTomFTW I haven't seen this guys stuff in ages! I still make his vegan pad thai :)

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