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  1. If you read Turchin’s book Secular Cycles, you learn that social stress on this scale is a recipe for civil disorder up to the level of civil war. American public opinion agrees. An opinion poll last year showed that the average US voter thought their country was two thirds of its way to a new civil war.The USA has been through two civil wars: the first between loyalists and supporters of independence, the second between the North and the Slave Power. What would be the nature of the third?
  2. https://paulcockshott.wordpress.com/2020/06/18/the-us-crisis/ DEMOCRACY The US crisis Date: June 18, 2020Author: Paul Cockshott22 Comments Back in 2010 the materialist historian Turchin predicted in an article in Nature that 2020 would see a major outbreak of social disorder in the USA. His work distinguished between the long term stress that a society experiences and short term triggers. The long term stress predisposes a state to social breakdown, riot, insurrection or civil war. Once the society is in a highly stressed state, then some otherwise
  3. https://www.vaccines.gov/basics/safety#:~:text=Every licensed and recommended vaccine,Disease Control and Prevention
  4. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
  5. Now would be a good year to go as one of these guys.
  6. LOL. He's furious because the RLM fans spammed his Twitter telling him to be interviewed on their show so he blocked them. He said he would take $500 to unblock them and a million dollars to be on their show.
  7. https://medium.com/@WilliamShatner/the-toxic-empires-of-egoligarchies-e4b38e697726 The Toxic Empires of Egoligarchies William Shatner Follow Jul 27 · 15 min read Don’t roll your eyes just yet. This isn’t about politcs or social justice warrior type issues. Well, I suppose you could apply it to both those to
  8. https://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2020/07/27/money-in-pursuit-of-hopelessness-the-gold-price-has-hit-an-all-time-high/ Money in pursuit of hopelessness: the gold price has hit an all time high Posted on July 27 2020 The FT has a headline, just out: As they note: A series of thoughts inevitably follow. The first is that this is the clearest possible indication that there is a savings glut in the world. Second, it strongly implies that this savings glut is most extreme amongst the best off, who are those who typically save using gold
  9. Mein Kampf is a political manifesto calling for the extermination of people and Gone With the Wind is a movie. Not even comparable.
  10. There would be more backlash on these boards if they kept the movie off than if they played it. It is her most famous role.
  11. https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/07/ilargi-what-default-where-dollar.html Ilargi: What? Default? Where? Dollar? Posted on July 27, 2020 by Yves Smith Yves here. To add to Ilargi’s discussion on the long-standing, premature predictions of the death of the dollar: 1. If you look at not-much longer periods (pre-Brexit) the dollar was much weaker against the pound and the euro. So a modest retrace is noise. 2. The US cannot involuntarily default in its own currency. It can create too much inflation. With the massive deflationary impact of C
  12. I had to look up if that was a real place. Bug Tussle got its name after an early settler climbed a nearby mountain and said the people below looked like "bugs tussling".[1
  13. RIP Now the Golden era of Hollywood is a time that is gone with the wind.
  14. My favorite Henry VIII - Charles Laughton.
  15. Iirc in the original play she doesn't even get with him at all and there isn't even much romance between them. The film would have been better that way.
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