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Electric Monk

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The Electric Monk was a labour-saving device, like a dishwasher or a video recorder. Dishwashers washed tedious dishes for you, thus saving you the bother of washing them yourself, video recorders watched tedious television for you, thus saving you the bother of looking at it yourself; Electric Monks believed things for you, thus saving you what was becoming an increasingly onerous task, that of believing all the things the world expected you to believe. http://theelectricmonk.com/ElectricMonk.html (not my website, just an explanation)

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I've got some real estate here in my bag

Posted by Electric Monk | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 11:11 AM (1 replies)

Why Young People Are Right About Hillary Clinton - by Matt Taibbi

I was disappointed to hear that Rolling Stone had endorsed Hillary Clinton, but I also understood. In many ways, the endorsement by my boss and editor, Jann Wenner, read like the result of painful soul-searching, after this very magazine had a profound influence on a similar race, back in 1972.

Jann explains this eloquently in "Hillary Clinton for President":

(big snip)

Instead, the millions of young voters that are rejecting Hillary's campaign this year are making a carefully reasoned, even reluctant calculation about the limits of the insider politics both she and her husband have represented.

For young voters, the foundational issues of our age have been the Iraq invasion, the financial crisis, free trade, mass incarceration, domestic surveillance, police brutality, debt and income inequality, among others.

And to one degree or another, the modern Democratic Party, often including Hillary Clinton personally, has been on the wrong side of virtually all of these issues.

much more
Posted by Electric Monk | Fri Mar 25, 2016, 04:14 PM (72 replies)

Welcome to DU :) Ignore the assholes, of which we have more than a few.

They are why GCRA exists on DU, as well as having the GC & RKBA group which we are currently in.

/GCRA host
Posted by Electric Monk | Thu Jul 2, 2015, 05:17 PM (7 replies)

I think this paragraph from The New Yorker really sums up the gun control debate here on DU

The underlying politics of gun control has always been the same: the majority of Americans agree that there should be limits and controls on the manufacture and sale and ownership of weapons intended only to kill en masse, while a small minority feels, with a fanatic passion, that there shouldn’t. In a process familiar to any student of society, the majority of people in favor of gun sanity care about a lot of other things, too, and think about them far more often; the gun crazy think about guns all the time, and vote on the issue with fanatic intensity.

Posted by Electric Monk | Sat Jan 3, 2015, 10:20 PM (191 replies)

Toon: Canadian War Memorial

Posted by Electric Monk | Thu Oct 23, 2014, 06:45 PM (26 replies)

Improper use of punctuation can drastically alter meaning.

eg. adding a comma where it doesn't belong

or leaving commas out

same with periods

and it works with quotation marks, too, as has already been discussed up-thread.
Posted by Electric Monk | Wed Jul 2, 2014, 09:46 PM (1 replies)
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