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Old 09-06-2013  
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I think I fixed it. Reinstalled the update for like the 6th time but I just messed around a bit afterwards, it's working now. Don't ask me what I did.
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I think I fixed it. Reinstalled the update for like the 6th time but I just messed around a bit afterwards, it's working now. Don't ask me what I did
Good for you
Computers are like that sometimes, especially networking ... you sometimes need to fiddle with the obscure, technical, "jargonese" stuff to get the damn thing working! lol
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I've bought a lovely copper coloured compass for my mother's birthday. I wanted to get it myself at first, but it just seems like a perfect present. It took ages to find a compass that wasn't a cheap piece of plastic. :/

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Yesterday I heard some women where I volunteer complaining about having to vote today.
I felt like saying to them do you have any idea what many women went through, just to get women the right to vote in elections!?
Women held many demonstrations, got arrested and imprisoned for demonstrating. Then went on group hunger strikes in prison (which wouldn't be difficult to do because they were given rotten meat to eat anyway), some where held down and were force fed through a funnel. Some were handcuffed to the bars of their cell in a standing position with their arms permanently above their heads for 24 hours just to try and deter them from protesting for a woman's right to vote, again.
In many parts of the world today, women still can't have a vote towards who runs their country. I can't fathom why they feel the need to complain about, and take for granted, a right that was fought so hard for on their behalf.
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^ maybe if One Direction was a political party they wouldn't be complaining so much
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Yesterday I heard some women where I volunteer complaining about having to vote today.
I felt like saying to them do you have any idea what many women went through, just to get women the right to vote in elections!?
Women held many demonstrations, got arrested and imprisoned for demonstrating. Then went on group hunger strikes in prison (which wouldn't be difficult to do because they were given rotten meat to eat anyway), some where held down and were force fed through a funnel. Some were handcuffed to the bars of their cell in a standing position with their arms permanently above their heads for 24 hours just to try and deter them from protesting for a woman's right to vote, again.
In many parts of the world today, women still can't have a vote towards who runs their country. I can't fathom why they feel the need to complain about, and take for granted, a right that was fought so hard for on their behalf.
in the US, only about half the people who are eligible to vote actually exercise their right to do so

which means, of course, that the other half are exercising their right NOT to do so - which seems just as important

meanwhile, it is closer to 100% who complain about the outcome of each election

which they have a right to do as well

but, most importantly, the rest of us have the right not to listen


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Yesterday I heard some women where I volunteer complaining about having to vote today.
I felt like saying to them do you have any idea what many women went through, just to get women the right to vote in elections!?
Women held many demonstrations, got arrested and imprisoned for demonstrating. Then went on group hunger strikes in prison (which wouldn't be difficult to do because they were given rotten meat to eat anyway), some where held down and were force fed through a funnel. Some were handcuffed to the bars of their cell in a standing position with their arms permanently above their heads for 24 hours just to try and deter them from protesting for a woman's right to vote, again.
In many parts of the world today, women still can't have a vote towards who runs their country. I can't fathom why they feel the need to complain about, and take for granted, a right that was fought so hard for on their behalf.
Because voting shouldnt be a mandatory thing, it just means people vote at random, cast dummy votes or vote for a party without knowing their intentions. Therefore there are all these wasted ballots, and votes cast stupidly. If voting was optional then its plausible that people who did vote would be ones who actually care about who they vote for.

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This Australian election will be hard to vote in, so many politicians who don't represent anything, have nothing intelligent to say. Many of the parties are like something out of a bad comedic parody. Sometimes I see people as dysfunctional cattle, and politicians and political journalists lead the way, with their hard faces, and cunning hawk-like glares

I really liked the last words of Michael Leunigs poem in this morning's SMH.

I am represented by a bird
that builds its nest and hasn't heard
the rotten lies
It sings and represents me as it flies

A storm is comin, but storms need not be feared, when they pass, they may bring a change for the better.

Every now and again I step outside of the prison inside my head and I see how beautiful this world really is.
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good news!

Study: Average Person Becomes Unhinged Psychotic When Alone In Own House

"To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered." - Voltaire

"We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are." - Max De Pree

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"To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered." - Voltaire

"We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are." - Max De Pree

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin
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This Australian election will be hard to vote in...
There's always the Sex Party or the Pirate Party
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Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice | Video on TED.com!

Very interesting talk. I never thought of choice as a bad thing, until I came across this.
He talked about depression and suicide:

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Clinical depression has exploded in the industrial world in the last generation. I believe a significant -- not the only, but a significant -- contributor to this explosion of depression, and also suicide, is that people have experiences that are disappointing because their standards are so high, and then when they have to explain these experiences to themselves, they think they're at fault. And so the net result is that we do better in general, objectively, and we feel worse. So let me remind you. This is the official dogma, the one that we all take to be true, and it's all false. It is not true. There's no question that some choice is better than none, but it doesn't follow from that that more choice is better than some choice. There's some magical amount. I don't know what it is. I'm pretty confident that we have long since passed the point where options improve our welfare.
Very well stated. I think he's onto something about our society.

Barry and I came to the same conclusion: that having low expectations makes us happier. He mentions he could have done better in terms of finding a partner or getting a new pair of jeans, but he's satisfied/thankful for what he has currently. So gratitude and low expectations makes for happier lives in a society that has so many choices to choose from?

In a world of unlimited resources, having more choices might make one happier, but of course that's not the case. We have to make tradeoffs for everything that we do.

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@coyote love this!
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There's always the Sex Party or the Pirate Party
Haha! I saw them on the paper today. I had imagined the Pirate Party to be much more interesting though!
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Haha! I saw them on the paper today. I had imagined the Pirate Party to be much more interesting though!
...and lol at the size of the white ballot paper, it must be 1 metre wide
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I now recall last week a thread i was "watching" just disappeared .. can't recall what it was. And like you, i had no idea why it was deleted. Another possibility is that the poster of the thread deleted it - they have thier own idiosyncratic reasons for doing so.

Oh yes, with google, you have to find the cache of the page (try clicking the down arrow at the right of site's address .. should pop-uip with mini sub-menu containing "Cached .. Similar .. Shared" --> click on "Cached")

Edit: Found the thread that disappeared. It was Religion yes i went there (this was the original page address, with approx title; now it no longer exists, nor could i find it in google's cache at the time, possibly due to being only a day or so old)
I was referring to a different thread but it has since reappeared. I have no idea whether it was undeleted or there was some sort of glitch or what the hell.

I put the "wkw" in awkward.
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...and lol at the size of the white ballot paper, it must be 1 metre wide
And so you have to fold it into 4 to fit into the booth! Haha
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And so you have to fold it into 4 to fit into the booth! Haha
LOL, I thought it would not fit in even if folded 4 times, so I just kept folding until it was as thin as a ruler.
All I was thinking was "what a tremendous waste of paper"
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There's always the Sex Party or the Pirate Party
I voted for the Bullet Train For Australia Party. If they win, I will demand my bullet train!
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