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Re: And you thought we lived in a "free country"...
« Reply #105 on: August 26, 2014, 11:54:46 PM »
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/boycott-talk-threatens-to-fry-burger-king-deal-194422902.html

Let's be completely honest with ourselves here, it's called corporate tax evasion. A turd by any other name is still just a piece of shit. Companies have been doing this left and right lately in numbers that would surprise and simultaneously disgust you. Man. If only it were that easy for ME. I wonder if I can rent some dirt cheap rat infested hole in the wall apartment somewhere in bumfuck Canada, claim residence there, still "actually" live here, and avoid paying ALL my taxes. Because of course if I'm not living in Canada, why pay the taxes there when you aren't there to be locked up for it. And why pay the taxes in the US if you can claim that you live somewhere else.

It's a fucking crazy world we live in where it's easy and elementary to prosecute someone for stealing a 20 dollar shirt from a retail store, but it's immensely complicated to prosecute people who, in effect, steal TENS OF MILLIONS directly from the pockets of the government. :D

And this particular thing is just one of the millions of drops in the bucket that leads me to think this, but... I'm wondering if one day aliens are gonna land, walk outta their space ships, and reveal to us that all the crazy fucked up shit humans have been doing for the past 4000 years was all predicted and orchestrated so that they could film it for a reality TV show on their home planet where they'd laugh their asses off at all our misfortunes for their sick amusement.

I dunno who to attribute the quote to, but someone once said, "Maybe this planet is another planet's Hell."
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Re: And you thought we lived in a "free country"...
« Reply #106 on: January 20, 2015, 07:20:14 PM »
Didn't know where to shove this thought, but I suppose this thread will do considering it's title. And since part of living in a "free country" is the concept of freedom of speech... there ya go.

I'm sure everyone's heard about the recent stink caused by Michael Moore and Seth Rogan's comments about the movie American Sniper. Haven't seen it yet, but it's directed by none other than Clint Eastwood, so I'm sure it's pretty damn good. Clint's been IN and DIRECTED many movies, and with only a small handful of exceptions (Paint Your Wagon, a god damn musical with Clint and Lee Marvin back in '69, anyone remember that pile of crap?), all of them were solid gold, and I'm sure American Sniper is no exception.

Michael Moore? The man's as strictly anti-gun as they come, and I'd also surmise him to be a closet communist, so... fuck that guy. Don't care what he has to say.

Seth Rogan? He's a dope head dumbass that makes form-fitting comedy movies to satiate the masses tastes for laughing at toilet humor. Does his opinion on politics really matter? No, but he doesn't seem to have the altogether transparent ulterior motives for rallying people towards the far-left side of the spectrum, so I'm willing to hear it without feeling the need to hold him down and piss in his mouth before he finishes saying it.

One thing I did find a little weird though... He said,
"kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds,"

...because in all honestly, I thought the exact same thing recently and was pretty fucking surprised that he actually had... uh... either the balls or the stupidity (take your pick) to actually put it out there publicly considering how much attention his twitter account gets given that he's a well-known celeb.

I mean,... am I alone in considering this? I guess I should say that I believe the main reason the US has gone to war in the middle east, especially in Iraq, was purely a business decision. In order to maintain status as top dog in the world, the US government probably found it necessary to secure energy supplies. And in more recent times, the American public has been so against the policy that they've scaled back manpower over there to the point where they've been overrun by rival native regimes... such as the Islamic State. Seems to me they'd want to find a way to get the American public back behind them again. What better way to do it than with a movie that tugs on everyones heart strings and gets them feeling uber-patriotic again? They did it in WW2. The US government actually gave money to Hollywood to make more movies about the war and movies that made soldiers out to be valiant heroes. Why wouldn't they do it again? Another fact maybe people didn't know: if someone makes a movie where they need an actual military tank or military helicopters, the only place they can get such centerpieces from is the American government. And they only rent the shit out for movies when they review and approve the script. Got ya scratching your chin along with me yet?

But like I said, haven't seen the movie yet (but I'm sure I will one day when I get around to it) so I can't really form an opinion about the movie itself presently. Not saying I don't support our troops, goodness knows I don't wanna be accused of that bullshit. Just stating a thought about the whole situation. Was I completely alone in thinking the same thing Seth Rogan did before he actually tweeted it? I'm no mind reader, and neither myself nor Seth Rogan are exactly MENSA candidates. But come on, we can't be the ONLY TWO people who this thought occurred to.
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Re: And you thought we lived in a "free country"...
« Reply #107 on: June 20, 2015, 11:01:17 PM »
Nice rant:

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Re: And you thought we lived in a "free country"...
« Reply #108 on: June 20, 2015, 11:15:32 PM »
Nice rant:

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Okay, I actually literally paused the video at 17 seconds in just to reply by saying... He's speaking with a BRITISH accent... so what the fucking fuckity fuck does he care about AMERICAN constitutional amendments?

Edit: Finished the video now. Another thing... he seems to express the opinion that the United States is the sole reason why the globe didn't become one huge Soviet New World Order. I disagree. The Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, etc, are all well-known examples of how the US tried to combat the spread of Communist influence. But in my opinion, which is a purely objective one, it appears as though the US really didn't have quite as much to do with being the sole reason for the fall of the Soviet Union as much as the Soviet Union itself was to blame for it. Sounds like he suffers from the effects of mindless US indoctrination to me, much like what they were cramming into the heads of American school children throughout the 80's in every school textbook to teach them all "Russia: BAD! America: GOOD!"
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« Reply #109 on: June 22, 2015, 12:27:27 PM »
PC liberal bullshit has no place in a civilized world. it's all about perception though. stop trying to control everything you skull fuckers. yea rant over.

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« Reply #110 on: September 19, 2017, 11:32:05 PM »
well, while the heavy hand of government rules in another facet. our money is being flushed down the toilet to buy the thieves their pretty materialistic items. between streetsweeper tickets, endless school zones cameras) over (35mph), illegitimate toll booth fines (pay $50 fine on top of the $15 toll for no toll keeper for cash and having no ezpass). equipment fines (having high beams on by accident $90). wrong way streets that have no wrong way signs or one way signs posted, i must have shelled out over $500 this year alone. money i could have used greatly to help my situation. otherwise they put you in a metal bar cage and take it from you anyways and you lose work. land of the free.
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Re: And you thought we lived in a "free country"...
« Reply #111 on: November 24, 2017, 08:05:54 AM »
Okay, I actually literally paused the video at 17 seconds in just to reply by saying... He's speaking with a BRITISH accent... so what the fucking fuckity fuck does he care about AMERICAN constitutional amendments?

Plenty of Brits live in the US. I'm one of them. ;)
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Re: And you thought we lived in a "free country"...
« Reply #112 on: November 24, 2017, 11:00:41 AM »
Well go back home, whitey.
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« Reply #113 on: November 24, 2017, 11:02:28 AM »
Well go back home, whitey.

Too late, naturalised citizen as of 2016. Moving here was great for my ping to TS servers. ;)
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« Reply #114 on: November 24, 2017, 08:04:21 PM »
That's pretty extreme, moving to the US for a better ping. :lolsign:
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« Reply #115 on: November 25, 2017, 03:57:40 PM »
That's pretty extreme, moving to the US for a better ping. :lolsign:

Well technically I moved to the US for a woman; the better ping was just a side benefit. ;)
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Re: And you thought we lived in a "free country"...
« Reply #116 on: February 05, 2018, 02:23:10 AM »
Aren't you fuckin' dopes glad you voluntarily signed up for a Facebook account now?

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/china-surveillance/552203/

If you think the US isn't doing this to it's own citizens right the fuck right now as we speak, you're... just wrong, that's really all there is to it.
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« Reply #117 on: September 27, 2018, 02:46:18 PM »
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