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  • ResidentKnievel 12 Aug 2012 20:40:10 6,446 posts
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    Humans ARE losing their humanity, can't you see the lizard people running around everywhere??
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 12 Aug 2012 20:51:11 42,595 posts
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    Iran is rage quitting the Internet.
  • Load_2.0 12 Aug 2012 21:26:10 21,099 posts
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    Lizard ninjas?
  • Deleted user 13 August 2012 01:00:06
    I've just taken a reading and I've lost 2.5% of my humanity by reading the last two pages. :(

    If I keep reading moggin posts, pretty soon I'll be wanting to employ child soldiers or implement final solutions. ;)
  • Deleted user 13 August 2012 14:09:08
    Madgod_Dc wrote:
    @RedSparrows you first, i will counter. ;)
    i am doing this only because I need a break from work.

    If we take the proposition 'It Seems Humanitarian Civilizations Has Been Destroyed A Long Time Ago' as the basis for our 'discussion', and then have your addendum that 'humanity is losing its humanity', we shall proceed.

    I refute this. My reasons is that it ignores history, good and ill.

    This can be broken up into a few points:

    1) It ignores historical events, periods and 'concrete facts'.
    2) It is a perfect example of the misreading of 'society' and 'systems' known as the 'West' (I admit, this is more targeted at you than the original statement).
    3) It's bollocks.

    Details/thoughts:

    A) History is littered with tragedy, individual to group. I will not list events, but you only have to pick up a book on pre-AD China, or pre-historic human society, to understand violence on a mass scale, or at a high ratio, is not a new/recent invention.
    B) Our concepts of moral humanity/humanism/humanitarianism are relatively recent, and are upheld and fought for by as many countless examples as those of horror and misery - right up the this very second.
    C) Such a statement is linguistically/epistemologically unsound (if we take its meaning over the grammatical errors).
    D) It exhibits a strange approach to the notion of humanity, as though it is a collective resource that is being squandered. Needless to say, this is limited.
    E) Why the fuck am I bothering?

    Edited by RedSparrows at 14:09:53 13-08-2012

    Edited by RedSparrows at 14:10:35 13-08-2012
  • Salaman 13 Aug 2012 16:11:45 20,610 posts
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    I think you missed a trick by not putting "ergo" in there somewhere.

    Edited by Salaman at 16:11:57 13-08-2012
  • glaeken 13 Aug 2012 16:20:10 11,454 posts
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    My boss has just come back from Iran and actually complained about the terrible internet access. I guess this might explain it.

    It's actually quite interesting getting an inside view from someone who goes to Iran from time to time. Biggest comment being the levels of corruption are off the scale and a real shock to the system. You literally cannot do anything with out having to bribe someone

    Edited by glaeken at 16:21:08 13-08-2012
  • StixxUK 13 Aug 2012 16:22:37 7,507 posts
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    The suggestion that the human race is more cunty now than it's ever been before is preposterous.
  • Deleted user 13 August 2012 16:47:30
    glaeken wrote:
    My boss has just come back from Iran and actually complained about the terrible internet access. I guess this might explain it.

    It's actually quite interesting getting an inside view from someone who goes to Iran from time to time. Biggest comment being the levels of corruption are off the scale and a real shock to the system. You literally cannot do anything with out having to bribe someone
    Bit like Russia, from what I understand.

    Doing simple things like renewing your driving license, for example, can be a nightmare in such situations.
  • mal 13 Aug 2012 18:07:48 24,344 posts
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    I've heard bad things about the requirement to bribe in Italy, even. Looks like we're just shit at corruption in the UK.

    I rememeber when some people went over to China to demonstrate web browsing some new mobile phones about a decade ago. Their demonstranstration page was... BBC news. Demo didn't work so well, funnily enough.
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