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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Still full marks for writing in a style which isnt incomprehensible to the uninitiated.
    Ah...ahaha....AHA. Ha..hmm...

    Ok, carry on. That was all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkgo View Post
    Ah...ahaha....AHA. Ha..hmm...

    Ok, carry on. That was all.
    Lark is pretty decent, he just doesn't realise I don't mean him any harm or indeed anything. I can understand his confused reaction to me; it's difficult for most people to except that you are making a generic 'for information' and it is easy to assume that everything is a personal issue. He would make a fine staff member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleJim View Post
    Lark is pretty decent, he just doesn't realise I don't mean him any harm or indeed anything. I can understand his confused reaction to me; it's difficult for most people to except that you are making a generic 'for information' and it is easy to assume that everything is a personal issue. He would make a fine staff member.
    I suspect you mean accept there.

    This thread is doomed to deletion if it doesnt get beyond you trolls talking about me and me correctly your bad grammer, social ineptitude and communication fails.
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    This thread is doomed to deletion if it doesnt get beyond you trolls talking about me and me correctly your bad grammer, social ineptitude and communication fails.
    Touche

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleJim View Post
    Touche
    That's just how clever I am, you'll never know when you're being set up
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
    Chapter IV, p. 448. - Adam Smith, Book 3, The Wealth of Nations

    whether or not you credit psychoanalysis itself, the fact remains that we all must, to the greatest extent possible, understand one another's minds as our own; the very survival of humanity has always depended on it. - Open Culture

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    Back on track -- Lark: just what do you mean by consumerism in the context of your OP? It can be a loaded word. I have some thoughts, but prefer not to elaborate if I am misunderstanding.
    I've been called a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. But everything you were told is a lie. The truth is, they've taken our freedom, our home, and our future. The time has come for all humanity to take a stand...

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    Smile Plenty and Consumerism

    For the first time in human history we have overcome scarcity in developed countries. But still we think in terms of scarcity. Why, Economics itself is devoted to allocating scarce resources.

    We can't quite believe we now live in plenty. And we will know it when Economics devotes itself to allocating plentiful resources.

    But worse, after millennia of scarcity we feel guilty that we have replaced scarcity with plenty. So we bad-mouth plenty by calling it consumerism.

    We feel morally superior when we call plenty, consumerism, but we are just showing our moral failure to grasp the reality of plenty.

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