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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    This reminds me of when gas prices went up a bunch so people were trying to organize a one day gas boycott - don't buy gas this Friday and we'll show 'em who's boss!

    The problem was, nobody stopped *using* gas. They just filled up a day earlier or a day later, the end result didn't affect oil companies at all.

    Pretty much.

    It's for the illusion of action, the illusion of fighting back against "the man." It's for the powerless to feel like they're taking control of something.

    It's all bullshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yw-slayer View Post
    I pretty much agree with the assessment of the unraveling of America, but not so sure about the ascendancy of China/Asia though. Xi is definitely not as dumb as Trump, but he is as nasty if not more. This widening gap between the rich and poor is accelerating in both countries...

    Unless Trump and Xi go away, the unraveling will only continue. Of course I also agree with the author that in America, even with removal of trump, not sure if we could turn things around. After all I firmly believe Trump is only the symptom of our decay, not the cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    The problem was, nobody stopped *using* gas. They just filled up a day earlier or a day later, the end result didn't affect oil companies at all.
    But what if they filled up only a bit at a time...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rare White Ape View Post
    A general strike for a few days won't matter to them. To hurt billionaires, you need to find a way to really hurt them. Like, strip them bare and leave their carcasses drying in the sun.
    The French had the answer two hundred and some years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yw-slayer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    The problem was, nobody stopped *using* gas. They just filled up a day earlier or a day later, the end result didn't affect oil companies at all.
    But what if they filled up only a bit at a time...?
    Well, that could conceivably have hurt the exploited small business owners of gas stations. They're sort of the buffer for various problems which might otherwise affect big oil directly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neanderthal View Post
    Judges, appointed by Trump, [...]
    9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines
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    I saw that earlier.
    In 2016 idiots really showed their whole asses during the elections.

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