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Meaningless.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 11:10:03 AM EST
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At the moment, that doesn't seem to be what the Egyptians think.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 11:19:51 AM EST
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... then we can start talking about regime change.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 11:21:49 AM EST
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please.
by stevesim on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 11:23:12 AM EST
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I get that a lot recently.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 03:45:44 PM EST
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What? No blood? No beheadings? What the hell these Arabs are thinking? It's not the proper way to make a revolution! Twank is disappointed.

"People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognize necessity when a crisis is upon them." - Jean Monnet
by Melanchthon on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 11:58:55 AM EST
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no Twank is a typical American  -  any excuse or rationalization not to get up off the couch and do something similar.
by stevesim on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 12:03:29 PM EST
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no Twank is a typical American

Really?!!  Where do I meet more people like myself? I've never met anyone even close to who I am.

I repeat !!!  Meaningless !!

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 03:49:45 PM EST
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you would, if you ever got up out of the couch.
by stevesim on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 04:43:34 PM EST
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OH BOO HOO! You people are so mean to me! :)

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 05:28:07 PM EST
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I remember when Nixon flew off in his helicopter, when the US was booted out of Viet Nam, and I thought that things would finally get better after the bullshit of the '60s. So, look at today in the US compared to then and tell me all of the things which have gotten better by getting rid of one asshole. I'll wait.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 05:31:16 PM EST
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True, except you're talking about the US, with the most sophisticated propaganda machine in the world (not counting China), and global economic control. (Not counting recent changes from Asia.) Against well-meaning but naive counter-culture.

Here, we're talking people who've been under a known boot for decades. Meaningless, not.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 05:44:51 PM EST
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I shall take a wait and see, and shut up attitude. Not easy for me as you well know.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 05:50:29 PM EST
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