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Assemble, DU nerds!!!!! Describe this thing to me...

from this site...


How many can you get? I think I'm missing about 7 bits...

$trillion coin....



So we need 20 Republicans.

Who are good bets? Who should be mailed and phoned?

Spanish Cave Paintings Discovered to be Some of the Oldest in Europe

"Cave paintings at the Altxerri cave system in the Basque region of northern Spain are about 39,000 years old, making them some of the oldest in Europe, Popular Archaeology reports.

A team of French and Spanish scientists analyzed the paintings, which include images such as the bison shown here, as well as finger marks, a feline, a bear, an unidentified animal head and more abstract markings. This early dating of these images puts them in the Aurignacian Period, believed by most archaeologists to be the first flowering of modern humans in the region, although whether or not there were still Neanderthals in the area at this time is an open question..."


Plato's Allegory of the Cave...

"The Allegory of the Cave—also known as the Analogy of the Cave, Plato's Cave, or the Parable of the Cave—is presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work The Republic (514a-520a) to compare "..the effect of education and the lack of it on our nature." It is written as a dialogue between Plato's brother Glaucon and his mentor Socrates, narrated by the latter. The Allegory of the Cave is presented after the metaphor of the sun (508b–509c) and the analogy of the divided line (509d–513e). All three are characterized in relation to dialectic at the end of Book VII and VIII (531d–534e).

Plato has Socrates describe a gathering of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall by things passing in front of a fire behind them, and begin to ascribe forms to these shadows. According to Plato's Socrates, the shadows are as close as the prisoners get to viewing reality. He then explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall do not make up reality at all, as he can perceive the true form of reality rather than the mere shadows seen by the prisoners..."


Cave? Down the rabbit hole we go...


And where it stops...

This is a cave.

Any belief system that takes criticism of it as evidence of it's validity

can be thrown away.

'Nuff said.

How come I'm not racist if I criticise Bobby Jindahl?

Never got that.


OK, you wanna know what I think of Generation Y?

They seem to HATE EACH OTHER.

I'm hyper-rugged individualist "take some gaddamned responsibility" Generation X and me and the crazy "squeeeeeze every last minute out of your life with your bare hands!!!" Boomers and the heroic "just be kind and do the right thing" Greatest Gen, and even sensible, placid, unassuming "I'm not really sure what the fuss is all about" Gen Jones (who nobody ever listens to), and, like, everybody are all looking at each other thinking "shite dudes, we fucked all this up, the poor Gen Y guys are going to be so mad at us" and what Gen Y seems to do almost universally is point fingers at each other with accusations of "NARCISSISM!"
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