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Fri Dec 6, 2013, 06:50 PM

 

You are not self-sufficient...

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Reply You are not self-sufficient... (Original post)
Playinghardball Dec 2013 OP
jeff47 Dec 2013 #1
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2013 #2
Curmudgeoness Dec 2013 #3
mopinko Dec 2013 #4
hunter Dec 2013 #5
tclambert Dec 2013 #6
bhikkhu Dec 2013 #7
Laelth Dec 2013 #8
surrealAmerican Dec 2013 #9
Cha Dec 2013 #10
xchrom Dec 2013 #11
AuntFester Dec 2013 #12
appal_jack Dec 2013 #13
bobclark86 Dec 2013 #14

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 06:56 PM

1. Not quite far enough

You have to invent those tools, and you have to domesticate those crops you raise.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 09:02 PM

2. It's easier to be raised by wolves.

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 09:23 PM

3. "It's called civilization"....I love this.

And I am thankful for it.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 09:28 PM

4. i aim for it. trust me, you aren't it.

unless you and your large family all do it.

but, yeah, progress. get on the fucking bus.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 09:44 PM

5. This is why taxes should be steeply progressive and "flat" taxes are unjust.

The wealthy enjoy the benefits of this civilization, the impoverished suffer the ills of this civilization.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 09:44 PM

6. But, but . . . John Galt! Ayn Rand!

And what about all those Republican self-made men, like George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, and the Koch brothers?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 09:50 PM

7. Language is one other thing people forget

do you use your own language, or are you using other people's language?

Did you ask permission, or even say thanks to anyone for it?

How well do you think you'd do if people hadn't taught you their language?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 09:55 PM

8. k&r for the truth. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 10:02 PM

9. In this day and age ...

... both hunting and gathering would require some sort of protected and maintained "wilderness", so they too should be ruled out.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 04:49 AM

10. Kick!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 08:07 AM

11. du rec.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 08:36 AM

12. What???? No mention of bootstraps?

 

You hate them for their freedom, don't you?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 02:36 PM

13. Absolutely spot-on.

 

Absolutely spot-on. I'm the type of person who enjoys cultivating various life-skills: gardening, basic repair and maintenance of machines, cutting firewood, etc. But I don't for a moment operate under the illusion that these practices make me some sort of self-sufficient island unto myself. Every day I benefit from humanity's past & present collective contributions to civilization. I am grateful for it, and will try in my own small ways to also contribute to the common good as we go forward together on this small planet.

-app

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 02:38 PM

14. A quote:

"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe."
--Carl Sagan

You know that apples aren't dangerous? Thank the person who found out.

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