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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

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    I think Hillary in a burkha, headscarf and all would be a boom for America.
    I might venture to look a TV outside of hockey.

    No, wait. It's been a wonderful 22 years without it. Nah. even with a Burkha having TV is simply too much agony to ask of anyone.
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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    I might venture to look a TV outside of hockey.

    No, wait. It's been a wonderful 22 years without it. Nah. even with a Burkha having TV is simply too much agony to ask of anyone.
    Its painful. I almost never watch, and when I do its either a movie I want to see, or the history channel.

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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

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    Its painful. I almost never watch, and when I do its either a movie I want to see, or the history channel.
    Commercials are insulting. They melt minds and cause early onset Alzheimer's as early as 11.

    Boycott the lying bastards.

    I used to work in television, I know how they lie!
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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Commercials are insulting. They melt minds and cause early onset Alzheimer's as early as 11.

    Boycott the lying bastards.

    I used to work in television, I know how they lie!
    The commercials are horrible! I can't help but ask myself if western society has been reduced to this.

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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

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    The commercials are horrible! I can't help but ask myself if western society has been reduced to this.
    Yes, and sinking.

    The other night at a friend's I caught the Canucks V.0 resurgent and watched the same Ford truck commercial four times an hour. I had no idea simply riding in a truck could be so orgasmicly delightful. It made me wonder though how bright they are? They show the exact same commercial four times an hour, 14 times over all repeating the message to the same people over and over. If you haven't convinced them the first times, another six is mere hammerhead thinking.

    How stupid do they think we are? Used to be a great punchline of a forgotten comedian who poked at TV in the 60's. The answer is very. Commercials have gotten worse.


    Next time you can, count how many three syllable words there are in a commercial script. And while you're at it, count the number of times a day you hear of see "new", "improved", "low fat" or "organic" in a day.

    Then ask yourself if you totally comprehend what they are saying enough to give a three minute lecture on the details.
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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Yes, and sinking.

    The other night at a friend's I caught the Canucks V.0 resurgent and watched the same Ford truck commercial four times an hour. I had no idea simply riding in a truck could be so orgasmicly delightful. It made me wonder though how bright they are? They show the exact same commercial four times an hour, 14 times over all repeating the message to the same people over and over. If you haven't convinced them the first times, another six is mere hammerhead thinking.

    How stupid do they think we are? Used to be a great punchline of a forgotten comedian who poked at TV in the 60's. The answer is very. Commercials have gotten worse.


    Next time you can, count how many three syllable words there are in a commercial script. And while you're at it, count the number of times a day you hear of see "new", "improved", "low fat" or "organic" in a day.

    Then ask yourself if you totally comprehend what they are saying enough to give a three minute lecture on the details.
    Lolz I hear you. While I understand to an extent what they (businesses seeking to make money) are doing, and even understand the marketing is likely effective-I resent the reality it represents. I dont like knowing how suggestible and naive so many people are. Frankly, im a little angry and disgusted, though I at least understand.

    How did western civilization get to this? Did my great grandparents shudder in sod huts for this? Did I work as hard as I have and seen what I have for this?

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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Lolz I hear you. While I understand to an extent what they (businesses seeking to make money) are doing, and even understand the marketing is likely effective-I resent the reality it represents. I dont like knowing how suggestible and naive so many people are. Frankly, im a little angry and disgusted, though I at least understand.

    How did western civilization get to this? Did my great grandparents shudder in sod huts for this? Did I work as hard as I have and seen what I have for this?

    I think of my grandfather who never drove nor owned a car. He was impervious to sales pitches. My dad, the same way. Practical and solid.

    Around me I see conspicuous consumption for image. It is not sufficient to have a good baby stroller, we must have a top of the line engineered by Klingons titanium strollers with inflatable wheels hydraulic lifts to ease the kid in and out and internet connectivity so mommy doesn't have to deal with the kid and can text and walk at the same time.

    In this city, Lamborghini's, Ferrari's and some very slick Audi's are common, to buy groceries.

    I envy them nothing, but stand agape and wonder what part of their lives is show shallow they need those kind of images to present to the world about who they are.

    How did we get here? Because we could. Greed is good!
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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    They will make the rounds, sell off the women and children who will bring a good price, kill anyone who isn't sunni, and force the rest to follow their law or die. A few weeks ago they beheaded a guy for smoking cigarettes.
    Meanwhile, Obama will most likely be golfing somewhere while not caring about what they're doing.

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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    I think of my grandfather who never drove nor owned a car. He was impervious to sales pitches. My dad, the same way. Practical and solid.

    Around me I see conspicuous consumption for image. It is not sufficient to have a good baby stroller, we must have a top of the line engineered by Klingons titanium strollers with inflatable wheels hydraulic lifts to ease the kid in and out and internet connectivity so mommy doesn't have to deal with the kid and can text and walk at the same time.

    In this city, Lamborghini's, Ferrari's and some very slick Audi's are common, to buy groceries.

    I envy them nothing, but stand agape and wonder what part of their lives is show shallow they need those kind of images to present to the world about who they are.

    How did we get here? Because we could. Greed is good!
    Its all about the bling, symbolism over substance. Frankly, the whole impervious to sales pitch thing, the no-nonsense outlook is something I see more in immigrants these days-and I love it. Wish it was more prevalent in society as a whole.

    An open and free society is a great thing, but without some degree of virtue it gets to this. Moral relativism has contributed.

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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

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    Meanwhile, Obama will most likely be golfing somewhere while not caring about what they're doing.
    Who is he to stop ISIS-only the "leader" of the free world.

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