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Old 05-22-2017, 03:27 PM
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I'd think we have already seen what happens when things get spiced up with god flavor. Sadly, us human seem to be in need of another massive culling again.
That is an abhorrent suggestion and anyone who truly believed it should be towards the top of the list. What the human race needs is the same level of education, health care and nutrition for everyone - we should be looking after the bottom line.
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Old 05-22-2017, 04:37 PM
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That is an abhorrent suggestion and anyone who truly believed it should be towards the top of the list. What the human race needs is the same level of education, health care and nutrition for everyone - we should be looking after the bottom line.
My point isn't about instigating or wishing something would happen to anybody else. It's an cynical observation about what's going on and what I expect the results will be.

Western societies need to change dramatically for world to change to better. We are what our politics are and most problems are caused by those politics during last several hundred years. There's much wrong with world, but it's not going to get better by doing what's being done.

Nothing wrong with driving to be a better person, but what should 'a better person' be in this situation? Rebel to force a change in current system? Voting sure doesn't seem to do any good as all options seem to be bad.
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:32 PM
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Guys, I have one serious trouble understanding something

What does it mean when someone tells you "you are no one"? Does it mean that the opinion of that person is at such level that they wouldn't differentiate if you exist or not? And if this person is your colleague and partner who otherwise wanted you to stay close in order to work with them?
It's all about the ego, isn't it?
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That is an abhorrent suggestion and anyone who truly believed it should be towards the top of the list. What the human race needs is the same level of education, health care and nutrition for everyone - we should be looking after the bottom line.
Yeah, in your Marxist dreams! And who says it's all about Humans. There is room in my World for Dolphins, Elephants and Squirrels and even unspoilt forests. But the fact is that 90% of living creatures die young. Otherwise we'd have a population explosion of any life form.
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:25 AM
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Some context would help. Probably not as extreme as them saying that it would make no difference to them whether you existed or not but rather that you are not part of the "equation" so to speak.
The context I canot share. But I have found the answer to my question. Thanks, Google, you know everything

[QUOTE]When you mean you're not a person of importance, which do you say?:
(1) You're nobody.
(2) You're a nobody.

According to most dictionaries I've consulted, (2) is the answer.

But in reality do you ever say (1) instead?

Also, in a different context, could (1) ever be a valid statement?
If it could, what does (1) mean then?[QUOTE]

[QUOTE]The second, but that's not quite the meaning. It doesn't mean "you're not a person of importance" (such as a public official). It means "you are of no importance at all". It would be a rude and cruel thing to say to someone.[QUOTE]

[QUOTE]Although it is true that poets often bend syntax to their own purpose, in this instance Emily Dickinson speaks colloquially. It is not uncommon to hear "I'm nobody," in everyday speech, where it often serves as a kind of disclaimer: "I'm nobody; but, in my opinion, this painting is awful." As Paula pointed out, it would be rude and cruel indeed to say, "You're nobody!" Calling yourself a nobody, on the other hand, is socially acceptable, especially, unfortunately, for women.[QUOTE]

https://forum.wordreference.com/thre...obody.2770615/

When anyone says to you "you are nobody", that anyone stops to exist in your world.
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:36 AM
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My point isn't about instigating or wishing something would happen to anybody else. It's an cynical observation about what's going on and what I expect the results will be.

Western societies need to change dramatically for world to change to better. We are what our politics are and most problems are caused by those politics during last several hundred years. There's much wrong with world, but it's not going to get better by doing what's being done.

Nothing wrong with driving to be a better person, but what should 'a better person' be in this situation? Rebel to force a change in current system? Voting sure doesn't seem to do any good as all options seem to be bad.
Far more reasonable than the "Holocaust / Great Leap Forward 2.0" I thought you were trying to peddle Rottis . I think the problem is with the shepherds and not the flock though.

I guess a "better" person would rebel or inspire change. Maybe all voting options are bad but some seem much better than others - usually the ones with the fewest votes and little media coverage.


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...Yeah, in your Marxist dreams! And who says it's all about Humans...
That was you Steve
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