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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #87420 on: October 18, 2015, 05:24:14 pm »

Who are the first two, then?
China and Japan? Though Japan's is more dystopic because of a national overworking fetish rather than because of systemic things. Maybe the system is pretty fucked too IDK.
Not sure if China really counts. Dystopia, sure, but it's not definitely not capitalist.
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« Reply #87421 on: October 18, 2015, 05:26:08 pm »

Who are the first two, then?
China and Japan? Though Japan's is more dystopic because of a national overworking fetish rather than because of systemic things. Maybe the system is pretty fucked too IDK.
Not sure if China really counts. Dystopia, sure, but it's not definitely not capitalist.
The economy is.
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« Reply #87422 on: October 18, 2015, 05:46:51 pm »

Who are the first two, then?
China and Japan? Though Japan's is more dystopic because of a national overworking fetish rather than because of systemic things. Maybe the system is pretty fucked too IDK.
Not sure if China really counts. Dystopia, sure, but it's not definitely not capitalist.
The economy is.
Sort of. On the international level, very much so. Internally it gets a bit weird.
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« Reply #87423 on: October 18, 2015, 05:47:34 pm »

Well, that's how kuru happens so yes.  There are real-world ritualistic cannibals like that.
Isn't kuru specific to brain eating?
Yea, Kuru only happens due to brain eating. Lean human meat is mostly ok as long as you cook it properly to destroy parasites and whatnot. Human meat is kinda shitty though.

Infected brain eating. If you eath healthy people's brains you're safe.

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« Reply #87424 on: October 18, 2015, 06:02:12 pm »

I know I'm a few pages late on the whole chimp thing, but here you go.
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« Reply #87425 on: October 18, 2015, 06:17:36 pm »

It snowed today.
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« Reply #87426 on: October 18, 2015, 06:26:52 pm »

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« Reply #87427 on: October 18, 2015, 06:34:17 pm »

I'm going to wherever you live. I'm sick of summer weather.
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« Reply #87428 on: October 18, 2015, 06:42:39 pm »

Really anywhere more than 40 degrees north of the equator should be noticeably winter.
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« Reply #87429 on: October 18, 2015, 06:53:08 pm »

i would complain about the cold but honsetly this toothache is worse

i think i prefer the toothache though, the single sensation of tooth pain is way better to be miserable about than the multifaceted misery that is the common cold

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« Reply #87430 on: October 18, 2015, 07:43:02 pm »

Speaking of toothaches, I got my first permanent filling over a week ago. It's still sensitive to cold and sometimes aches after eating. Is that normal? It was only supposed to be a very small filling.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #87431 on: October 18, 2015, 08:01:44 pm »

Who are the first two, then?
China and Japan? Though Japan's is more dystopic because of a national overworking fetish rather than because of systemic things. Maybe the system is pretty fucked too IDK.
Not sure if China really counts. Dystopia, sure, but it's not definitely not capitalist.
The economy is.
Sort of. On the international level, very much so. Internally it gets a bit weird.

I picked up a pretty interesting perspective from an exceptional East Asian poly-sci scholar I studied under. Essentially, the PRC's government is still devoted to their model of socialism. Note the first article of their constitution:
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The People’s Republic of China is a socialist state under the people’s democratic dictatorship led by the working class and based on the alliance of workers and peasants.

The socialist system is the basic system of the People’s Republic of China. Disruption of the socialist system by any organization or individual is prohibited.

What a lot of the West perceives as moderating policies and a shift towards capitalistic economic policies is in fact thoroughly misinterpreted; the PRC's government is allowing these reforms to help stimulate their economy and modernize their industry with the intent of rolling them back once they reach their development goals. The only real question is whether the PRC will actually be able to stuff the cat back into the bag when the time comes, given how thoroughly a lot of their citizens have embraced it.

That's the extremely abbreviated gist of it, at any rate. It doesn't deal much with the tangential issues of corruption, profiteering, &c.
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« Reply #87432 on: October 18, 2015, 08:18:55 pm »

I'm WTFing a bit at the phrase "democratic dictatorship".
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« Reply #87433 on: October 18, 2015, 08:25:20 pm »

It's a bit of Marxist dialect. Essentially, it means that the proletariat class have a monopoly on political power, or "dictatorship".
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« Reply #87434 on: October 18, 2015, 08:29:43 pm »

Has any country ever managed to successfully remove hamburger from the premises? Capitalism is one of those things that works its way in deep.
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