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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-07-30 22:27
  Subject:   The American electorate is NOT WORTH SAVING, part 3,654,091
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Despite being widely reported in the media that the U.S. and other countries have not found any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, surprisingly; more U.S. adults (50%) think that Iraq had such weapons when the U.S. invaded Iraq. This is an increase from 36 percent in February 2005.

http://www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/index.asp?PID=684


"We don't need to find any weapons of mass destruction! We only need to WANT to find 'em! That's the way it works!!" -Red vs. Blue: Real Life vs. The Internets


I'm not even going to touch the "64% of those polled say that Saddam had strong links with Al Qaeda" statistic on that page. It's just too fucking depressing.

The more time goes on, the more strongly I believe getting out of this country is the sanest possible thing I could do...
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Coinneach Fitzpatrick
  User: scarybaldguy
  Date: 2006-07-30 22:35 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
No, the sanest possible thing would be to dump all these fucking idiots in the middle of the ocean. The Dead Sea would be favourite.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-07-30 22:39 (UTC)
  Subject:   Well, if we get to engage in mass genocide...
Why not let me kill them all, personally, individually? ;D
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Coinneach Fitzpatrick: I'll be nicer...
  User: scarybaldguy
  Date: 2006-07-30 23:16 (UTC)
  Subject:   Re: Well, if we get to engage in mass genocide...
Keyword:I'll be nicer...
Tell you what, when I take over the world, we'll have a purge like the Commies did. Only, instead of killing the smart people, we'll kill the stoopids.

"Do you swear unquestioning loyalty and obedience to your lord and master?"
"YES!"
*PAK!* *thud* "NEXT!"
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  User: nickhalfasleep
  Date: 2006-07-30 23:21 (UTC)
  Subject:   Re: Well, if we get to engage in mass genocide...
Easy way:
* Add Russian Roulette as a game in the state lottery
* Repeal Helmet laws
* Bring back M-80's to the 4th
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-07-30 23:55 (UTC)
  Subject:   One nice thing about Colorado...
* Repeal Helmet laws

No helmet law here! (Just eye protection - gotta wear sunglesses.) And I rarely meet stupid idiots who ride like complete fools. Hm...

"Pro-helmet... but also pro-Darwin." ;]
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Alex Belits: iskra
  User: abelits
  Date: 2006-07-31 04:09 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Keyword:iskra
In USSR most of people would say what authorities wanted to hear from them even if they knew (or suspected) it to be bullshit.

Either, Americans are actually getting dumber, and believe in things that they previously thought are false, or they are getting smarter, and starting to understand that their government represents them worse than Brezhnev's administration represented USSR population.

In either case, expecting them to do anything about that (what at this point should at least involve redesign of election system before the next presidential elections), is too much.

I feel like I am watching reruns of a show that I hated when it aired for the first time.
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Not Matt
  User: jameshroberts
  Date: 2006-07-31 04:37 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
The problem is that wherever you went would likely end up getting bombed by the US sooner or later.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-07-31 09:05 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
I dislike being a victim. But if my only two choices are truly to either to be a victimizer or a victim... I know which one I'm going to choose. A lot of smart people in history (Ghandi, MLK, Thoreau) did some amazing things by making a conscious choice to not be as bad as the people stepping on them. It's a choice I make consciously, and with a full knowledge of what my choice entails.
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Not Matt
  User: jameshroberts
  Date: 2006-07-31 15:10 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
I was (sort of) being facetious, though I fear I may be right. Have you got a "to" arranged yet, or are you just thinking "away"?
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-07-31 20:16 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
I'm still trying to decide between Australia and NZ. Need to visit both places before I decide, natch. I fully realize that the Prime Minister is a goose-stepping fascist on par with Bush. (They've already made it illegal to have encryption software on your computer, and I believe one province has banned owning swords. Sheesh.)

There are other options. I have a feeling that I learned Spanish early enough so I could eventually get up to speed enough to live in Spain. Ireland is supposed to be nice.

More reading here...

http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/43314
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