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Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-08 02:08||
#2 Yes Ian, it is true. This all happened long before the 'US Government Internet Service' and our old friend Facebook. Many, many years ago men carried pouches made from dead animal skins containing paper communiques and posts. Yes indeed, many trees were killed. The organization which carried out this archaic process was called the US Postal Service. These dispatches consisted of bills and such, and were delivered from house to house, and to businesses as well. These were all very private and unlike today, no one really knew what was in any of them, not even people like your uncle Fred, the Facebook minder.
Anyway, you remember our recent discussion concerning 'bills' and what was then known as 'payment for serivces rendered' don't you? Well it was all connected to the postal delivery process. Oh, what were businesses...? That's a topic for another time. Back to the carriers please.
Yes, these men, some of them military veterans, were assisted by others who could....not walk long distances due to genetic gravitational challenges, or simply refused at all. These people rode in small delivery trucks powered by heavily polluting fossil fuels, while snacking on chips and 'Big Gulps'. They stuffed boxes stamped from steel from coal and natural gas fired furnaces mills and factories.
What were mills and factories? Again Ian, a topic for another time.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-08 03:53||
#3 Bad journalism, Anders Breivik was active on the net and had a facebook account.
Posted by BernardZ 2012-08-08 05:49||
#4 "Must be a yearning deep in human heart to stop other people from doing as they please. Rules, laws--always for other fellow. A murky part of us, something we had before we came down out of the trees, and failed to shuck when we stood up. Because not one of those people said: "Please pass this so that I won't be able to do something I know I should stop." Nyet, tovarishchee, was always something they hated to see neighbors doing. Stop them "for their own good"--not because speaker claimed to be harmed by it."
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-08-08 06:34||
#5 And by extension, why would you need to have a 'secret ballot'? What do you have to hide? /rhet question
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-08-08 08:16||
#6 I don't exist. Wow, that is way cool. Can I stop paying taxes now?
Posted by JimK 2012-08-08 08:32||
#7 Can I stop paying taxes now?
Jim, only when you register as a Democrat.
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2012-08-08 09:16||
#8 I'm not on Facebook. I have real friends.
Posted by European Conservative 2012-08-08 14:25||
#9 Methinks someone lost money on their Facebook stock.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-08-08 14:50||
#10 "I used to say that "if you're not on Facebook, it's possible you don't actually exist. "I think it's time to update that, courtesy of Slashdot: Facebook abstainers will be labeled suspicious."
HA! I got off the grid and into the lineup of "the usual suspects" ... just by never opening a Facebook account. That must be the most efficient change in my social status that I've ever accomplished. Hahahahahaha!!!
Posted by Raider 2012-08-08 15:12||
#11 check my nym, no facebook for me!
Posted by illeagle 2012-08-08 16:38||
#12 Thats odd, it has been my observation that those who over social media are about the most anti-social people around. South Park backs up my observations with User vs Profile episode.
Or, as Norman Rockwell would say, lift up thine eyes.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-08-08 16:48||