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  • Theocrat
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    Lets leave the monkeys and get back on topic.

    George Soros and co. Want more keysianism to save what they think is a "capitalist crisis". What do you guys think?

    Can private sector even exist without a public one?
    What do you guys think about distribution these days? And the measures taken in the western world to "eradicate poverty in the year 2005"?

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  • PsychicWarVeteran
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    Then again, it appears that "ape" can be used to mean "monkey"...

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=ape

    ...but then all that serves is to dilute the specificity that the two words are distinguishing.

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  • Mikey_C
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    Originally posted by PsychicWarVeteran
    isn't one of the fundamental characteristics of an ape that it is tailless. I believe that's one of the things that distinguishes apes from monkeys.
    8O Eeek! You're right: http://science.howstuffworks.com/question660.htm

    I guess that's what you call 'poetic license'! I shall definitely have to find a new quote!

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  • PsychicWarVeteran
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    Originally posted by Mikey_C
    Originally posted by Theocrat
    BTW Mikey? Is that a monkey as your icon?
    It sure is - I thought it suited my signature. It may well be due for an overhaul, if I can find another quote as good!
    Don't mean to keep driving this off-topic, but Mikey... I completely dig the quote, don't get me wrong, but isn't one of the fundamental characteristics of an ape that it is tailless. I believe that's one of the things that distinguishes apes from monkeys.

    Still, I don't think it would sound as good if Cabell had used "monkey" instead of "ape" so, you know, grain of salt and all that.

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  • Mikey_C
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    Originally posted by Theocrat
    BTW Mikey? Is that a monkey as your icon?
    It sure is - I thought it suited my signature. It may well be due for an overhaul, if I can find another quote as good!

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  • Theocrat
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    Originally posted by Mikey_C
    "Special economic zone", eh? i.e. slave labour park with capitalist super-exploitation and old-time Stalinist discipline. It has to come, I guess, as the Dear Leader comes to terms with globalisation.
    Well the deeper the crisis, the harder the measures taken.
    It scares the hell out of me when liberals in my country, who used to scorn Communist China, come back after a trip with some unusual awe and a glazed look.
    "What economic prosperity!" And so on and so forth.
    Maybe it's just liberals showing their true side. One that was exposed when several of them in italy joined Mussolini's fascist party.
    Animal Farm showed us this in the end.
    And maybe that's why The Left should start learning mandarine before he does.
    Don't know about the other dictators yet? But maybe you could tell me?Except the case of Pinochet of course.

    Of those liberals I have chatted with. Seem to want that "enlightened despot" to rule over everyone to make us into happy consumers and slave to keep the freemarket afloat. Plus "get ridd of pesky demonstrators and unions who don't know anything about the economy".
    :x


    And those "Cult of personality" Stalinist dictators ought to update themselves on their Marx. Because they will never last anyway.

    Originally posted by Mikey_C
    And as for MacDonalds - my exploration of the web has revealed that some seriously deviant sexual (not to mention culinary) practices have come from Japan: but Ronald MacDonald as sex symbol? Beats the lot!
    Yeah! Sick isn't it? I can't imagine teens getting the hots for one of consumerisms most psychoctic mascots. I always disliked that clown..
    He always gave me a scary 'Come Hither' look at those birthday parties I went to as a kid at McDonalds.
    "Eat!", "EAT!!"

    Originally posted by Mikey_C
    If you want to see the type of mess TNCs can get themselves into in the Far East, check this: http://www.ajc.com/business/content/...3/30robot.html
    Swatikas... Smastikas.. :|

    BTW Mikey? Is that a monkey as your icon?

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  • Mikey_C
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    "Special economic zone", eh? i.e. slave labour park with capitalist super-exploitation and old-time Stalinist discipline. It has to come, I guess, as the Dear Leader comes to terms with globalisation.

    And as for MacDonalds - my exploration of the web has revealed that some seriously deviant sexual (not to mention culinary) practices have come from Japan: but Ronald MacDonald as sex symbol? Beats the lot!

    If you want to see the type of mess TNCs can get themselves into in the Far East, check this: http://www.ajc.com/business/content/...3/30robot.html

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  • Theocrat
    started a topic Capitalist Crisis anyone?

    Capitalist Crisis anyone?

    Found some weird things out there in the news.

    Japan is issuing a new McDonalds maskot. Nothing new really, just a sex change and nylon underwear perhaps. Seems like japanese males are the ones who are gonna hang around the joints.

    All this is because of Supersize Me!.

    http://di.se/Databas/2005/09/27/Pix/McNew199.jpg
    http://di.se/Databas/2005/09/27/Pix/McD140_2.jpg
    http://di.se/Databas/2005/09/27/Pix/McD140.jpg

    Everywhere else Ronald seems to be sporting overalls and having a good time with acrobatic swimming. Hopefully he'll drown sometime soon..

    And North Korea wants to do something about their starving situation, uhh... I mean population.
    In comes Yang Bin ( ), a "Chinese-Dutch entrepreneur" to save the day with a 'superkapitalist' recipe
    for the Sinuiju area near the border. Making it an economic freezone for experimentation.

    Problem is. China haunded him down "on charges of illegal land use, bribery and fraud". Making them scrap the project altogether. :oops:

    http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/nati...7011511990.htm

    :roll:

    Well I'm going out for a good long walk and hopefully my beer-belly will just disappear!
    :)
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