And on the Pharma R Crooks scene...

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  1. Amaris

    Amaris Obsolete Fun

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    Our FDA is also poorly understaffed and underfunded. Imagine how many thousands of patents, formulas, and food items they have to test and clear as safe every year, and how little time they get to do it in with the manpower they have.
  2. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    So Enron and FOAD insurers/pharma companies are the Good Guys in your universe? Fascinating.
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  3. Federal Farmer

    Federal Farmer Member of Species 5618

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    Nope, I just don’t think you understand the word violence and it’s definition.
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  4. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    For you it's shooting someone. Others have a broader definition that includes depraved indifference.
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  5. Federal Farmer

    Federal Farmer Member of Species 5618

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    Yet that's not part of the definition.
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  6. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Well, if you're ever seriously injured and no one stops to help you, you keep that in mind.
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  7. Amaris

    Amaris Obsolete Fun

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    People who want to play John Galt often forget that in his world you'd die if you didn't have something to give anyone else in exchange for staying alive.
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  8. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    The fields will be worked by drone slaves made of John Galt's mimetic poly-alloy.
    Cuz he's just so fucking smart.
    And Ayn Rand knows metallurgy.
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  9. Federal Farmer

    Federal Farmer Member of Species 5618

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    Who is John Galt?
  10. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Waldo.
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  11. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey legolize it!

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    ...from companies that in some instances exist only because they have military supply contracts. They're government owned in all but name.
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  12. Dayton3

    Dayton3 Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    And which companies would those be? IIRC, one and only one major U.S. defense contractor (Lockheed Martin) derives more than 50% of its revenue from military contracts.
  13. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Once again, you lazy mofo:

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  14. Shirogayne

    Shirogayne Sheithforge Formerly Important

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    Non violent offences like possession of 2 ounces of pot is not compatible to screwing people out of teens of millions of dollars in a 401k Ponzi scheme, you brick.
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  15. Dayton3

    Dayton3 Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    The head drill thrall on Triskelion.
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  16. Nova

    Nova livin on the edge of the ledge Writer

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    item # infinity who for-profit medicine is evil
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  17. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    medicine for profit (anything for profit) is not evil, if (big if) moderation is adhered to. If we socialized medicine in the US some people would still find ways to rip people off. This is the US we are talking about here - can you think of any large government run service that doesn't eventually get people siphoning money away or hooking up the already rich to make themselves richer?
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  18. Amaris

    Amaris Obsolete Fun

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    "These people are diabetic, and need insulin to stay alive, or they die a horrible death."
    "There must be some way we can profit off of that."
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  19. The Flashlight

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    Isn't it about time we call a spade a spade? John is a communist. He's not into the whole private entrepreneurship thing. He wants a world where the government sets prices and controls the market. If he were in South Africa, he'd be leading the charge to seize white-owned farms. Perhaps someone can buy him a first-class ticket to Venezuela so he can try to win some toilet paper in a lottery.
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  20. Amaris

    Amaris Obsolete Fun

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    Oh my god, you figured me out, I don't know how you did it.

    I'm an anarcho-communist. You don't know what that is because you don't really know much of anything. You just blurt out things and kind of hope some of it lands where you want it. Go ahead and finish in the sock.
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  21. The Flashlight

    The Flashlight Contributes nothing worthwhile

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    "anarcho-communist" :lol: :lol:

    :dayton:

    "Anarcho-communism (also known as anarchist communism, free communism, libertarian communism and communist anarchism) is a theory of anarchism which advocates the abolition of the state, capitalism, wage labour and private property" - Wikipedia

    And, at this point there really isn't any more to say where John is concerned. He's picked out some obscure political ideology that has never existed in real life in a desperate attempt to be counter-culture and "edgy." He's staked out a ludicrously fringe position and as a result there can never be any meaningful discussion with him.

    However, as John has repeatedly demonstrated over the years, he's not interested in discussion. John is all about control and subjugation. John is a hilariously thin-skinned, vindictive, ideological martinet who uses his insignificant amount of authority in life (moderator of obscure online bulletin board) to punish those who dare to disagree with his sociopolitical opinions.

    In reality, John isn't a communist. He's a petty authoritarian who throws tantrums when he hears the word "no." The delicious irony is that John has far, far more in common with Trump in this regard than any obscure 18-century political philosopher.

    So, to sum up, here's a video that I have no idea what it's saying, but it's seems bizarre:

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  22. The Flashlight

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    Oh, I seriously doubt that if @garamet had the popularity to sell hardbacks for $29.99 cover price, she would be turning those profits down. I don't know how much she's making by peddling individual chapters of her latest offering on Amazon, but it's probably not enough to allow her to retire from convention appearances.

    Wait, does she still appear at conventions? Surely she does, otherwise how can she indulge her stalking fantasy? How are crazed and horny fanboys wanting her to tutor them on how to write the great American Trek novel supposed to meet her?
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  23. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Fiction - even fiction as bad as this - belongs in the Workshop.
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