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Vendetta

21. Posted:

If you pay attention to the mass media and get your opinions of society from news reports, etc, then you will always believe that society is worse than it really is. Things make the news when they are the exception, not the rule. So the exceptions are the mass murders, child abductions, terrorist bombings, drive-by shootings, etc.

That said, I do believe the collective intelligence here in the States is somewhat reduced over the past 30 years. It's tough to argue the contrary when most tenured school teachers can testify to the number of students doing poorly in an easier curriculum compared to just 10 years ago, let alone 30.

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AlexSays

22. Posted:

I like how those who've only been around for 15-20 years are commenting on the decline of society.

A few people here wouldn't know if society was declining, even if it were.

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Firkraag

23. Posted:

The 60's was the final nail in the coffin for humanity, damn hippies.

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Vendetta

24. Posted:

Yeah, but that doesn't exactly make them part of the problem, Alex. It's tough to ignore the signs when they're pushed across every possible media.

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JoeDiddley

25. Posted:

It is the modern media that wasn't there before. Not the bad things that happen.
24 hour news has to continuously report on things. The news is rarely positive.

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Kaeobais

26. Posted:

Meh, who cares. I say just get a little high and ignore it.

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Devil_Hunter_Dante

27. Posted:

The biggest thing I notice is how people judge one another and I do not know if its like this worldwide or just my part of the U.S. If you are overweight a lot of places will not hire you in my area. The people are very extremely racial towards one another where I live. I have always appreciated racial diversity and it really does aggravate me when I hear racial swears towards one another as it is Highly uncalled for. Also people used to help people and now if you need help on the job, broken down car etc. Its screw that what do I get out of it attitude. And I am not going to place the blame on a particular generation because as I am nearing the age of 30 and these were things I was noticing as a child. Not everyone but a big portion of society has this better than attitude. Now with that being said this has been going on for years and years it just seems to me as it worsens as time goes on.

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Cheezy

28. Posted:

It's honestly not as bad as it was in the 70's (the "drug" era, as some call it) but after that age things got better, and I agree since then it's declined a little :(

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SMEXIZELDAMAN

29. Posted:

the news makes it seem like tons of bad things but they only report bad stuff anyway. its not like they report of happy stuff all day because then no one would watch. The News is evilz and makes everything seem worse! Japan is cool :D.
I like to eat rice a lot. There is my proof that society isn't declining! I also have waffles for breakfast a lot :D

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Vendetta

30. Posted:

bigman69 wrote:

oh yeh den wut am i doing now??? reatard.

Eliminating any doubt (if there were any to begin with) that you're a total idiot.

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31. Posted:

Vendetta wrote:

bigman69 wrote:

oh yeh den wut am i doing now??? reatard.

Eliminating any doubt (if there were any to begin with) that you're a total idiot.

I hav a doubt that YOUR an ideot stupid.

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Vendetta

32. Posted:

You should have a doubt. And purely by mistake, that's the first intelligent thing you've said today. Good job, blind squirrel.

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lunchmeats101

33. Posted:

That is agreeable... I really hate rap music. I believe there was a test that found out that people that listen to classical music are smarter, and people that listen to crap like lil' wayne are with a "Lack of intelligence" in the slightly non-offensive way.
EDIT: I found the source: http://beatcrave.com/2009-03-03/music-that-makes-you-dumb/

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Cheezy

34. Posted:

bigman69 wrote:

Vendetta wrote:

bigman69 wrote:

oh yeh den wut am i doing now??? reatard.

Eliminating any doubt (if there were any to begin with) that you're a total idiot.

I hav a doubt that YOUR an ideot stupid.

You doubting he's an "idEot" means you DON'T think he's an idiot. That just makes you sound even dumber than you already are...

...whatever, just enjoy your only hour and a half on this site ever...

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warioswoods

35. Posted:

Well, that took an odd turn, didn't it?

Topics of this sort really bring 'em out of the woodwork, it seems.

Twitter is a good place to throw your nonsense.
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36. Posted:

Wow picking fights already are we? We have a great community around here a great atmosphere. Why would someone want to mess that up? Saying racist remarks against gay people is so 80's. Wow i bet you have a mullet and snort cocaine.

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bigman69

37. Posted:

Cheezy wrote:

bigman69 wrote:

Vendetta wrote:

bigman69 wrote:

oh yeh den wut am i doing now??? reatard.

Eliminating any doubt (if there were any to begin with) that you're a total idiot.

I hav a doubt that YOUR an ideot stupid.

You doubting he's an "idEot" means you DON'T think he's an idiot. That just makes you sound even dumber than you already are...

...whatever, just enjoy your only hour and a half on this site ever...

Id like 2 enjoy HER hour and a half on this site ever

bigman69

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Cheezy

38. Posted:

bigman69 wrote:

Cheezy wrote:

bigman69 wrote:

Vendetta wrote:

bigman69 wrote:

oh yeh den wut am i doing now??? reatard.

Eliminating any doubt (if there were any to begin with) that you're a total idiot.

I hav a doubt that YOUR an ideot stupid.

You doubting he's an "idEot" means you DON'T think he's an idiot. That just makes you sound even dumber than you already are...

...whatever, just enjoy your only hour and a half on this site ever...

Id like 2 enjoy HER hour and a half on this site ever

That doesn't make any kind of sense. You suck.

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SMEXIZELDAMAN

39. Posted:

Dude whats your problem? You just started making trouble for no apparent reason.You need to eat a Llama

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bigman69

40. Posted:

Cheezy wrote:

bigman69 wrote:

Cheezy wrote:

bigman69 wrote:

Vendetta wrote:

bigman69 wrote:

oh yeh den wut am i doing now??? reatard.

Eliminating any doubt (if there were any to begin with) that you're a total idiot.

I hav a doubt that YOUR an ideot stupid.

You doubting he's an "idEot" means you DON'T think he's an idiot. That just makes you sound even dumber than you already are...

...whatever, just enjoy your only hour and a half on this site ever...

Id like 2 enjoy HER hour and a half on this site ever

That doesn't make any kind of sense. You suck.

dont excuse me of being one of the gays that is like the pot calling the kettle black.

bigman69

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