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    Today, 11:36 AM
    QUOTE=devil21;6818130]The heads of all of the major corporations (and a lot of minor ones) are working together to implement the Orwellian state. Once you see it, it becomes plainly obvious that it is all coordinated, with the eventual goal being to remove all untracked commerce and implement a blockchain based biometric "payment" system that we can never opt out of. Will resistance stop it? No, there's too many clueless sheep that are happy to trade any remaining shreds of freedom for the illusion of convenience but you can slow the gears down a little by insisting on manned checkout lanes, as one poster did, and complaining that prices aren't being reduced even though we're now doing the labor. They want a 100% slave society where everyone works for free ("paid" in imaginary money that only exists in the mind), does all of the labor to sustain their own lives, owns/possesses absolutely nothing (watch for more and more propaganda about "miniminalist living", even in cities) of value and is granted existence on a literal day-by-day basis by the technology overlords. If someone chooses a similarly minimalist, self-sustaining life in a rural area they will be allowed to continue mostly unharmed. If living in a city, it will be by their rules. Arguably there is a fine line between the minimalist rural life and the minimalist urban life (how different are they really?) but some level of freedom will still exist in the rural example. I'm reminded of TJ's quote about "the inconveniences attending too much liberty to the conveniences of attending too little of it." This is the choice that everyone will have to make. Absolutely. Well explained.
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    Today, 11:25 AM
    https://www.iceagenow.info/heavy-snow-headed-for-montana-and-colorado/ https://www.sciencenews.org/article/us-honeybees-had-worst-winter-die-more-decade
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    Today, 11:03 AM
    Article 1 - The Legislative Branch Section 8 - Powers of Congress "To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures; To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;" By proxy they are representing the dollar with digital counterfeit currency not coined by the powers of congress...
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    Today, 10:50 AM
    You might want to go back over that again and reconsider cause and effect. Is all this automation to do everything for us going to be free? If not how are we going to purchase it if there is no longer a need for our labor?
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    Today, 10:41 AM
    What's not being discussed and should be is that it is technically unconstitutional. They are digitally "coining their own forms of currency".
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    Today, 10:33 AM
    I have many times watched the lines at self check out get longer and go slower than full check out and still they keep piling into the self check out line "because it's faster". lol
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    Today, 09:50 AM
    As folks camp all night in front of a store and then squash each other to death when it opens just to be the first to buy a new iphone release... Nope... No mass brainwashing going on here... lol
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    Today, 09:38 AM
    It's a good analogy because it WILL happen if we continue to accept these trends with ignorance. We are paying them for the opportunity to do work for them. Just brilliant...
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    Today, 09:25 AM
    Same in Oregon I think, self service fuel is against the law. They claim it is for safety reasons caused by a couple pump fires, but I think it might be a ploy to help create at least minimal chance of employment at gas stations.
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    Today, 09:12 AM
    They will when they completely quit making them and they are unavailable... which is what we are headed towards with this trend.
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    Today, 09:02 AM
    If allowed, there will come a time when self check out will be the only option, then those full carts will be clogging up the self checkout taking even longer to get themselves checked out. Then we are right back to where we started but they are still charging full service price for the very same inconvenience as before. It is just going to remove one problem and create a different and equal problem in the end.
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    Today, 08:55 AM
    Would you then feel it is fair to have to go to the field and pick your own vegetables and pay the same price as you used to from a store with full customer service just because society has been brainwashed into accepting this as the only option? This self service for the same price as full service trend is becoming universal practice and if we give an inch they will take a mile for the same price. They are charging us for our own work at that point and it is dumb as hell to embrace this concept like we are.
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    Today, 08:35 AM
    Problem is once it becomes accepted by a "conditioned society" there will no longer be the second option available, the one option will become universal practice and be forced on everyone like it or not. It becomes "one size fits all" without compensation.
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    Today, 08:27 AM
    Its conditioning. It teaches people to expect no human contact when buying anything. Which only pushes people online, where robots do most of the work, and hides the ugly truth of how unstable those jobs that are hidden from the public treat their employees. For example, Amazons AI that fires employees for "working too slow" despite not having a human perfect system. They are absolute crap jobs, but, they are jobs. They want people dependent on the State in order to promote the religion of Statism. "Govt will save us all." In a world where robots have stolen everyones jobs because they do them better, humans lose their dignity, value, and sense of worth to their society. They end up only able to define themselves by the garbage they buy and how poorly they treat each other. Yet another Dystopian Nightmare being brought to us and delivered by drones.
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    Today, 08:27 AM
    If every employer fixed and rigged the employment market so that the only option available was every employee being required to work 9 hours for only 8 hours of pay would you find this totally acceptable as a free market? This is what they are doing to you as a customer and you are letting them do it.
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    Today, 08:21 AM
    Its become pretty obvious that the elected "leaders" no longer reflect the will of the people. Or maybe they do. They all seem highly willing to trade everyone elses Rights and Liberty in exchange for Temporary Security. So what happens when the exact opposite happens? When people arent arrested just by what they say, but by what they DONT say? What happens if people are being arrested for not hating Trump enough? All these facial recognition cameras are gonna enable just that world, and everything else we cant yet even imagine. Mark my words, this will end badly beyond anyones wildest nightmares.
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    Today, 08:19 AM
    This owner is a smart businessman. Customer service receives loyalty and patronage, these are key to a truly successful business. :)
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    Today, 08:07 AM
    One problem with your theory. It morphs into no choice of options and ends up being only one option available for all at the same high price as full service with no compensation for your own time and labor. You end up paying for service or discounts you are not receiving. It's ignorant to think this is fair business.
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    Today, 07:31 AM
    Ignorant livestock conditioned into expending personal labor without fair compensation...
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    Today, 07:24 AM
    I grew up in the industry and watched it change in increments. First self serve was cheaper per gallon, then they all raised their price to the same as full service and society accepted it, then full service realized they could make the same on fuel and cut labor costs and society accepted it. This slow incremental change is how they "condition society" into accepting personal inconvenience so that they can profit more. "Customer appreciation and service" is about dead and we have accepted it as just business as usual. We now allow ourselves to be herded like ignorant livestock.
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    Today, 06:48 AM
    It's a dumb move from a business aspect anyways. It discourages buying full carts of product while there. What do you do with a stuffed cart full and no place to put them after scanning them? It is counter productive and very inconvenient for the customers who are there to buy more than just a couple items and they are not going to do it. They are shooting themselves in the foot with this, the intelligent objective for a store is to have EVERY customer buy as much as you can sell them each trip. Volume sales is what you want, and if you make it hard for them at check out they will stop doing this altogether and come buy only what they cannot find somewhere else that does not have it.
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    Today, 01:41 AM
    Or how often it will spontaneously combust.............
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    Today, 01:24 AM
    An Israeli startup called Eviation Aircraft unveiled the world's first commercial all-electric passenger plane last week at the Paris Airshow, reported GeekWire. Called Alice, the all-electric plane is powered by three rear-facing pusher-propellers, one in the back and two at the wingtips that rotate. Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay told reporters that the plane seats nine passengers and can travel 276mph at 10,000ft altitude over the distance of about 650 miles. Flight testing is expected in the near term at Moses Lake's airport in partnership with Seattle-based AeroTEC. The plane is scheduled to enter service by 2022, could transform small distance travel across America. "This plane looks like this not because we wanted to build a cool plane, but because it is electric," said Bar-Yohay. "You build a craft around your propulsion system. Electric means we can have lightweight motors; it allows us to open up the design space." Eviation logged its first orders this year from regional airline Cape Air, which runs a fleet of 90 aircraft. Retail price is $4 million per plane, Bar-Yohay said. He said the new electric plane is being "built the way a plane should be built in the 21st century."
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    Today, 01:15 AM
    A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck remote eastern Indonesia on Monday, forcing people to flee office buildings as far away as the northern Australian city of Darwin, officials and reports said. The deep and powerful earthquake sent shockwaves around the region, with people on the tourist island of Bali as well as in East Timor reporting feeling the tremor. Indonesia's disaster agency, which urged people to "stay calm", said the tremor was felt weakly in faraway Bali. It hit at a depth of 208 kilometres (129 miles) south of Ambon island in the Banda Sea at 11:53 local time, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). There were no reports of casualties or any major damage. "Wow, that was quite an impact for #Darwin, hope everyone is safe," the bureau of meteorology in Australia's Northern Territory said on Twitter. People in Darwin's central business district fled buildings after the quake struck, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.
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    Today, 01:12 AM
    And then they could do it again and again?
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    Today, 01:03 AM
    Then he will have to become Speaker of the House because the 12thA says that since he is ineligible to the office of President he isn't eligible for VP.
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    Today, 12:51 AM
    22ndA: No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice 12thA: But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.
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