Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
If the stars fell: I gotta say... it is kind of funny how people realized that bernie sanders basically got shafted by the democratic party... like... legit cheated... yet people don't at all think that this election could have possibly been rigged.
To be clear i think trump is incompetent and malicious... but it seems to me that people aren't actually applying the same standards to these situations... its a bit hypocritical regardless of who's side you are on... personally i'm on no side in this particular race. Perhaps that's why its so obvious to me that people are making exceptions when it suits them even though they clearly see the exact same problem i do when it doesn't.
We should all care when our democracy is being subverted by the oligarchy regardless of the candidates, just sayin.
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Sphered_Root: I think Stars main point is that no matter the side of the isle there should be an equal outcry regarding considerations of election cheating. I know you make a very solvent point when you bring up the distinctiveness between party/state/national elections. But I dont think Stars is saying that there IS evidence or it happened. I think his focus is more on the bias of the outcry. At least I think it is. And I might point out that although one can argue that inter- party elections are not as important, one can also switch it around and say they are more important. One could argue that how a party chooses to conduct its internal voting is as important as the candidate they choose to promote. An extreme example is you would be more worried about the members and views of a party that uses violence and death to gain rank and party promotion. Using that example one can see that stars is worried that how they conduct their affairs can spill over to the internal governmental structure of a nation. Yes the media probably did not care as much because of one being a party election and the other not, but maybe they should.
If the stars fell: Again it is not about the outcome, its about the bias of the population and a lack of objectivity as a collective. Outrage when its "against" you, and a willingness to look the other way when it "benefits" you. Set aside if anyone actually cheated, its not about that. You should be equally outraged regardless of who wins or who the candidates are, and you should NOT let it slide just because you like the outcome.
It is far too easy to exploit peoples biases because of this, and its a major flaw in our public discourse... Acting as though all is solved because your guy won... even though its by this same method that we got here in the first place. How many times do the same people have to fuck you over before you open your eyes?
Stop allowing these people to manipulate you with hollow words and false promises, stop looking the other way when you can clearly see there is something wrong with the methodology regardless of it it suits you... for now. Stop making excuses for an obviously broken system just because you think its slightly better than the alternative.
if you set the bar low enough even dog shit dipped in sprinkles starts to look like a treat...
If the stars fell: anyone suggest some good games for my new computer? i like free roam style customizable survival or zombie like games.... any suggestions welcome!
throw some options out there!
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If the stars fell: thanks for all the suggestions, i actually have played several of these games and many of them are fantastic. i own a few and ill definitely get some more... I was also considering getting dying light which seems pretty cool honestly, im sure kenshi would be far more fun when it doesnt take fuqing forever to load and so lol
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Spurious_Profile: I was having a discussion with a friend about this very thing today. It is true to say that the rise of identity politics and activism is leading to a splintering of efforts when it comes to addressing injustice and disadvantage. It also gives politicians from both sides of the political spectrum easy targets to use in diverting attention away from their poor governance and embedded corruption.
If people would start listening to each other they would identify the goals and outcomes shared with many other demographics. Combining forces actually gives them more power to progress the changes they want and makes it more difficult for politicians to demonise them and use their activism to divide the voting populace.
Building bridges can lead to greater influence and cause governments to sit up and take notice.
If the stars fell:
anyone have input on this computer im thinking of buying? 2,400 dollars but literally 800 dollars off...
Processor: 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK Processor (2.40 GHz, up to 5.30 GHz with Turbo Boost, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 16 MB Cache)
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
Display Type: 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare with Dolby Vision™, HDR 400, 500 nits, 240Hz
Memory: 32 GB DDR4 2933MHz (2 x 16 GB)
Hard Drive: 1 TB PCIe SSD + 512 GB PCIe SSD
Warranty: One Year Legion Ultimate Support
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 Super Max-Q 8GB
Camera: 720p HD
Keyboard: RGB Backlit - US English
Wireless: 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0
1Y Legion Ultimate Support with Onsite
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If the stars fell: the lenovos ive had were quite good and very stable and reliable, though you are right about the keyboard, the one i currently have actually does have a broken keyboard lol
other than that though, its been exceptionally good, probably one of the most reliable computers ive ever had to be honest.
If the stars fell:
It's time I made myself a plan,
With this fist, stone heart in hand...
My blade, my eye, die empty... man...
it's you, it's you, not me you see.
Black crow false bird, die fly in shame.
Uphold the truth don't die in vain...
My sword, your lord, I score, you're dead.
Bleed, bleed, bleed, stop breathing.
goodbye, don't cry, my hatred..
Inside it's time to fly nowhere.
It's time to live the truth or die.