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    Repeal Seat-Belt Laws

    "Seat belts are an after-the-fact device. As such, not one penny of the millions of tax dollars annually spent in support of seat belt laws has ever prevented even one traffic accident. Further, because wearing a seat belt gives a person a certain sense of safety as promised by the government...
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    How To Opt Out of the TSA's Naked Body Scanners at the Airport

    "Most people, it turns out, will simply do whatever they’re told by government authorities, even if it means giving up their privacy or their freedoms. Almost anything can be sold to the public under the guise of “fighting terrorism” these days, including subjecting your body to what is...
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    Hummer Drivers Get More Tickets. A Lot More.

    ""The sense of power that Hummer drivers derive from their vehicle may be directly correlated with the number of violations they incur, or perhaps Hummer drivers, by virtue of their driving position, are less likely to notice road hazards, signs, pedestrians and other drivers," Raj Bhat...
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    Quotes From Candy Wrappers

    "Book the flight."
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    Firefox and/or Google Chrome Add-on and Extensions

    List them here. Any cool, useful ones you recommend?
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    Waze

    "One of the clearest indications you live in a police state – or one well on its way to becoming one – is “rules for us” (you and me) and “rules for them” (government officials and enforcers). This manifests in numerous ugly ways, the latest being the controversy over an app called Waze. Among...
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    From Momo to Hate Crimes, Skittles Parties, and Sex Trafficking, Fake News Is Clearly a Problem

    "We don't have to call all these things "fake news" if the term has simply become too politically loaded. But we do need some way of describing this phenomenon, since the basic idea that the American people should not automatically believe everything they hear on TV or read on social media—even...
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    Why Do People Act That Way?

    "You can try all you want, but you never really figure people out." Source: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/act-doctor-think-patient/201803/why-do-people-act-way
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    The State of the Union: These Are Dangerous Times, and the Government Is To Blame

    "Mind you, when I say that these are dangerous times, it is not because of violent crime, which remains at an all-time low, or because of terrorism, which is statistically rare, or because our borders are being invaded by armies, which data reports from the Department of Homeland Security...
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    10 Simple Ways to Practice Kindness Every Day

    "We all know we’re supposed to treat people with kindness, but sometimes, in our stressful day-to-day lives, we can forget to treat people with respect and compassion. In fact, according to a survey, 76 percent of respondents say the world is a less kind place than it was 10 to 20 years ago. The...
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    How Not to Care When People Don't Like You

    "Before you freak out, keep in mind that it’s not just normal to be occasionally disliked, but in fact, it’s healthy. Rejection is a way to suss out who’s compatible with whom, and just as getting romantically dumped by someone leaves you open to finding a better suited partner, getting axed...
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    7 Characteristics of the Modern Psychopath

    "Research suggests that 4 percent of the population are sociopathic*, and 5 to 15 percent are “almost psychopathic.”** Cultural elements such as materialism, social intolerance, and desensitization to violence may influence a society to nurture, facilitate, and embolden sociopathic and/or...
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    Rudeness Is On The Rise

    "Some 79% of Americans say that a lack of respect is a serious problem while 60% think that rude behavior is on the rise. This seems like an epidemic, with one act of rudeness inspiring another and ultimately creating a spiral of rudeness. Imagine this scenario: Someone is annoyed by a rude...
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    What Are You Angry About Today?

    Not to be confused with my 'Shit That Annoys You'. What happened specifically to you, TODAY, that made you angry?
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    The bad news on human nature, in 10 findings from psychology

    "We are all potential trolls. As anyone who has found themselves in a spat on Twitter will attest, social media might be magnifying some of the worst aspects of human nature, in part due to the online disinhibition effect, and the fact that anonymity (easy to achieve online) is known to increase...
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    Book Recommendations

    What books do you suggest or recommend that you have personally read, or are still reading? Non-fiction or fiction. I'm currently reading 'Brain Droppings' by the late comedian George Carlin.
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    Shit That Annoys You

    From the trivial to the major, post it here. It annoys me when someone tells me to have a great day, or enjoy the rest of the day, or to have a great weekend, and then don't say anything when I tell them thank you and to also have a great day or weekend. If I knew in advance these assholes were...
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    5 Problems With Social Media

    "The question that you have to ask yourself is, am I posting to show everyone what is going on in my life or am I just posting to get a lot of likes? People, especially teens, have become obsessed with the idea of receiving “likes" on their pictures. Even Twitter, which used to have a “favorite"...
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    Knowledge

    What do you know? What did you learn today? This thread will be for the sharing and spreading of knowledge. It can be anything and everything. Life lessons, etc.
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    This or That?

    Very simple. I'll get the ball rolling. freedom or safety? Next person answers and then they ask their own this or that question so on and so forth.