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PaulISdead
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10/26/2017 7:19:23 PM

theDuke866
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That circled part is a terrible analogy

10/26/2017 9:59:47 PM

thegoodlife3
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it’s way better than the top of that meme

10/26/2017 10:01:44 PM

tulsigabbard
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more like trick or treating is just a scheme pushed by the sugar and pharmaceutical industries to get kids hooked on sugar at a young age.

and since sugar is the most addicting and medically damaging thing you can put in your body, this is a tradition that secures thier profits for the next 8 decades.

[Edited on October 27, 2017 at 12:07 AM. Reason : i wouldn't let my kids participate]

10/27/2017 12:06:44 AM

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That looks more like generic old white guy mask. Maybe a Jim Boeheim mask.

Do you know what "late stage capitalism" really is, or did you hear this on a podcast and you just think it means "when corporations suck."

Because corporations suck but I'm not sure you've really though about what comes next when "capitalism falls."

Like, Sweden, Germany, Denmark...they're all still welfare capitalist states.

[Edited on October 27, 2017 at 9:22 AM. Reason : G]

10/27/2017 9:21:01 AM

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ripped straight from reddit.

10/27/2017 9:22:29 AM

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"That circled part is a terrible analogy"


yeah, because the top analogy is super good

moron.

10/27/2017 9:37:59 AM

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YEAH FUCK TRUMP BLAH BLAH BLAH SHUT UP ALREADY

10/27/2017 9:53:51 AM

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"and since sugar is the most addicting and medically damaging thing you can put in your body, this is a tradition that secures thier profits for the next 8 decades.
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If sugar was truly the most addictive and medically damaging thing you can put in your body, then why are the addicts living for 8 decades?

10/27/2017 11:52:33 AM

PaulISdead
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The correct answer is they are both stupid jokes and only appeal to polarized simpletons. Y'all posting in a troll thread.

[Edited on October 27, 2017 at 12:50 PM. Reason : .]

10/27/2017 12:47:37 PM

NCSUGimp
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OMG PUNKED LOLZ

10/27/2017 1:07:37 PM

PinkandBlack
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That's a Jim Boeheim mask for real. I'm going to wear one and go around telling people I'm totally on level with Duke even though I'm clearly not.

10/28/2017 1:51:06 PM

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"yeah, because the top analogy is super good

moron."


Did I fucking say anything about the top analogy?

In any case, there's at least some truth in the top one, and it's less shitty than the bottom one. Trickling down, to the extent that it works, has nearly nothing to do with sharing, and more importantly, no kid reinvests his candy into anything.

10/30/2017 6:57:42 PM

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"If sugar was truly the most addictive and medically damaging thing you can put in your body, then why are the addicts living for 8 decades?"

Ever heard of DALYs? Just because you are alive, doesn't mean you have a high quality of life. 2/3rd of the country is obese and half the country has a metabolic disease. These are the leading causes of death but also risk factors for all of the other leading causes of death.

10/30/2017 7:24:21 PM

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I mean, it might be in the sense that overconsumption of sugar probably causes more net harm than overconsumption of anything else. I fully expect that it does by a wide margin.

It's, ahhh, a bit of a leap to go from there to calling sugar the most addictive and damaging thing you can put in your body.

Imagine if our food industry had a fucking opiod arms race, and the whole country was chowing that like you read about every time they ate something.

[Edited on October 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Reason : ]

10/30/2017 7:28:05 PM

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A leap supported by science
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"PURPOSE OF REVIEW:
To review research that tests the validity of the analogy between addictive drugs, like cocaine, and hyperpalatable foods, notably those high in added sugar (i.e., sucrose).
RECENT FINDINGS:
Available evidence in humans shows that sugar and sweetness can induce reward and craving that are comparable in magnitude to those induced by addictive drugs. Although this evidence is limited by the inherent difficulty of comparing different types of rewards and psychological experiences in humans, it is nevertheless supported by recent experimental research on sugar and sweet reward in laboratory rats. Overall, this research has revealed that sugar and sweet reward can not only substitute to addictive drugs, like cocaine, but can even be more rewarding and attractive. At the neurobiological level, the neural substrates of sugar and sweet reward appear to be more robust than those of cocaine (i.e., more resistant to functional failures), possibly reflecting past selective evolutionary pressures for seeking and taking foods high in sugar and calories.
SUMMARY:
The biological robustness in the neural substrates of sugar and sweet reward may be sufficient to explain why many people can have difficultly to control the consumption of foods high in sugar when continuously exposed to them.
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23719144

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"Imagine if our food industry had a fucking opiod arms race, and the whole country was chowing that like you read about every time they ate something."

I don't have to imagine it, because pharma has already done it

[Edited on October 30, 2017 at 7:36 PM. Reason : bruh]

10/30/2017 7:34:47 PM

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Two guys go blow by blow, one eating Pixy Sticks, the other doing bumps of cocaine.

Are we really going to wager on who dies first?

If you want, you can have them both use 5g of their substance daily and see who dies first.

Sugar's not healthy but the effects manifest much more slowly. Same with tobacco.

10/31/2017 11:58:37 AM

theDuke866
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^^ Come the fuck on...how many narcotics have you had today just in the course of your everyday existence? How much sugar?

10/31/2017 6:40:32 PM

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Well no shit. Most toxins are dose-dependent. The facts that the dose tolerable is higher for sugar and that sugar is a chronic toxin don't change how addictive and damaging it is. Thats a distraction from the actual point. We aren't talking about eating one piece of candy. Also, the part about it being readily available during a typical day is all the more reason to be concerned.

10/31/2017 6:52:35 PM

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sugar is more harmful to put in your body than rat poison

10/31/2017 7:17:25 PM

beatsunc
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yeah like alcohol and tobacco if sugar was a new thing it would be illegal as hell

10/31/2017 7:27:10 PM

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people would be growing plants and trying to 'cook' the sugar out of it... oh wait.

11/3/2017 1:27:59 PM

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it doesnt have the same impact when ingested with the fiver of a fruit or vegetable and its sad to see the food industry has confused you

11/3/2017 6:42:20 PM

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You can put what you want into your body and do what you want with your body.

But if you do yr a FUCKIN SHEEPLE!

11/3/2017 9:56:07 PM

PaulISdead
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11/10/2017 8:43:23 PM

tulsigabbard
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charity and prayer not socialism!
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-malibu-homeless-soup-kitchen-20171124-story.html
but do it somewhere I can't see it!

11/26/2017 5:52:01 PM

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^^ hits close to home

11/26/2017 6:38:20 PM

PaulISdead
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12/3/2017 9:43:28 AM

Dentaldamn
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^ Invest in bitcoin?

12/3/2017 12:46:08 PM

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^^ lol that reminds me of this

12/4/2017 9:00:27 AM

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12/6/2017 11:12:13 PM

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Communist countries exploit the 3rd world just like capitalist countries do, which account for the vast majority of those deaths.

That graphic is attributing deaths caused by imperialism to capitalism, when communist countries can be imperialist too.

[Edited on December 6, 2017 at 11:17 PM. Reason : ]

12/6/2017 11:17:12 PM

tulsigabbard
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The point is that people are trying to use the quote to discredit the entire ideology when those deaths are not unique to communism.

12/6/2017 11:31:59 PM

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i like how communist countries have a great quality of life

12/6/2017 11:42:38 PM

tulsigabbard
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There is no such thing as a communist country.

12/7/2017 9:30:44 AM

PaulISdead
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12/9/2017 8:54:01 PM

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http://media.giphy.com/media/7ErTjOJ5tOxvq/giphy.gif







I did like this one though:


[Edited on December 10, 2017 at 8:51 AM. Reason : a]

[Edited on December 10, 2017 at 8:51 AM. Reason : a]

12/10/2017 8:44:19 AM

PaulISdead
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All these pictures of boarder crossing have changed my mind on why people in Mexico are trying to escape socialism

12/10/2017 9:09:20 AM

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You can't have communism surrounded by capitalism. It is impossible because there is an incentive for flight of capital. During any communist revolution, capital flight is likely. It is very difficult to capture the rich before they escape with everyone else's resources when they have capitalist societies to escape to. The West has actively created flight paths during most communist revolutions to encourage resource theft.

Imagine a scenario. Lunch at a camp or conference.

-There are 10 rooms with 10 people each. 100 total people
-There is 1 pizza in each room. 10 slices each. 100 total slices
-Each room can set its own system for distributing pizza

There are a lot of ways to distribute the pizza but people will definitely flock to rooms that have a first come, first serve system with no slice limit. There is only one correct way to allocate the slices.

It is especially difficult if one room decides that each person gets one slice but one person gobbles down five slices during the discussion. Now you have 5 slices left and 9 angry people. 4 of whom have to go to another room to try and find a slice that hasn't been grabbed yet.

Also, If I were you, I'd caution the confidence you have in your knowledge of history...
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-c1-black-russian-americans-20141119-story.html

[Edited on December 10, 2017 at 1:03 PM. Reason : good read]

12/10/2017 12:57:37 PM

TreeTwista10
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but are you allowed to have sex with children in your room, earl?

12/10/2017 1:02:10 PM

PaulISdead
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Also all the Canadians fleeing into the US to avoid oppressive socialism

12/10/2017 1:20:54 PM

Cherokee
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^^^How many of those who "fled" to Russia had to climb over barb wire, crawl under a fence or avoid being shot on their way out?

http://www.ozy.com/flashback/when-the-soviet-union-tried-to-woo-black-america/62517

[Edited on December 11, 2017 at 1:29 PM. Reason : a]

12/11/2017 1:28:11 PM

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There are a lot of ways to distribute the pizza but people will definitely flock to rooms that have a first come, first serve system with no slice limit. There is only one correct way to allocate the slices."


People will also flee from the rooms that execute anyone that dares to discuss the pizza dilemma. The handicapped and mentally ill in those rooms might be incapable of fleeing, but they'll be summarily executed for being non-producing mouths to feed.

12/11/2017 2:12:01 PM

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now you are conflating the behaivior of brutal regimes with their choice of economic system. Any economic ideology can be implemented democratically or through totalitarianism. Surely, you can think of non-marxists who killed opposition?

12/11/2017 7:01:21 PM

eleusis
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Communism will never come to fruition through a democratic process. There's a reason why all communist regimes through history have been totalitarian in nature.

12/12/2017 12:25:35 AM

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Come over to my house baby. I've got that premium internet. So many websites....

12/14/2017 11:39:49 PM

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Dear god let’s hope tww stays alive.

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