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(Daily Mail)   Scientists discover that power is as addictive as cocaine, but harder to grind up and snort   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 48
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2012-04-29 01:46:41 PM
In this country first you get the power, then you get the coffee grinder, then you get a dehydrator. Then you make cocaine of out the power, then you get the women. Then the women get a toaster.

Nobody can compete with a toaster, so now you're back at square one. You might as well take up Parcheesi, this can only end in tears.
 
2012-04-29 02:38:37 PM
There are only two options. We continue to elect our representatives, or we hark back to the ancient Greeks and have citizens randomly selected by lottery to fill offices. However we have to wonder what's worse. Having mad, corrupt psychopaths in the pocket of big business governing our countries, OR having inbred retarded racist hillbilly scum randomly chosen to be president of the USA?

Perhaps the latter if we could tweak it, so that only people 40+ are eligible, and everyone when they are 39 takes a test to check their IQ and knowledge of politics and history. That way morons wouldn't get in... however people would deliberately flunk the test while the people who want power wouldn't... damn this is hard. No, we just have to keep it as it is. There's no other way. Except maybe make it an executable offence for a serving official to accept any form of gift from a businessman and all election campaigns are taxpayer funded and limited to $50 a week.
 
2012-04-29 02:57:34 PM
With great power comes great responsibility...

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Or not.
 
2012-04-29 03:10:13 PM
Some people are genetically predisposed to being slave-masters.

/frustrated they are
 
2012-04-29 03:16:19 PM
NAH subs, Your just doing it wrong.

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2012-04-29 03:20:41 PM
Does that mean coming off a power bender they'll encounter power withdrawal symptoms? I saw a dude coming off a nice weekend coke bender, looked really painful.
 
2012-04-29 03:21:22 PM
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I can quit anytime I want!
 
2012-04-29 03:21:59 PM

Slaxl: ....we hark back to the ancient Greeks and have citizens randomly selected by lottery to fill offices.


Problem is then you just switch the power to whoever's in charge of the 'random' decision. The number of special interests who'd love to influence that would be absurd - it wouldn't last more than one cycle before it was about as 'random' as the outcome of a police disciplinary hearing. Face it, humans are scum, and scum is very good at rising to the top.
 
2012-04-29 03:23:05 PM

brap: In this country first you get the power, then you get the coffee grinder, then you get a dehydrator. Then you make cocaine of out the power, then you get the women. Then the women get a toaster.

Nobody can compete with a toaster, so now you're back at square one. You might as well take up Parcheesi, this can only end in tears.


OK, fine, I'll put you on the favourites list. Geez.
 
2012-04-29 03:26:09 PM
...and then we embellish these psychos on wall street by naming them men of the year.
 
2012-04-29 03:27:58 PM
hogans: I can quit anytime I want!

Maybe there's another way.
 
2012-04-29 03:29:15 PM
Power doesn't corrupt everyone the same way. Generally those who worked hard and moved up in the world and obtained levels of influence that they never imagined they would have don't become blindly corrupt and crazy since they can relate to people at the bottom. It is the people 3 or 4 generations later who have never known want that just assume that they are superior people to those who are below them and who when placed into positions of national power will use it for their interest and the interest of their fellow rich man.
 
2012-04-29 03:30:39 PM
Its said to realize that we have more than enough resources in this world to offer basic food, shelter, and healthcare to everyone but a tiny few lock up vast amounts of resources that could go to lift their fellow man out of destitution.

How many gold plated Lear jets does one person need? What value is wealth after your basic needs are met? Sure no one wants to live in a hovel, but is it right for someone live in a mansion surrounded by shacks?
 
2012-04-29 03:32:03 PM
Thanks for that insightful report, Ric. Now the weather.
 
2012-04-29 03:35:36 PM

LeroyBourne: Does that mean coming off a power bender they'll encounter power withdrawal symptoms? I saw a dude coming off a nice weekend coke bender, looked really painful.


Have you ever seen someone after they lose a CEO position? No? That's because they all end up in rehab for a few months.
 
2012-04-29 03:36:05 PM
RELIGION OF PEACE
 
2012-04-29 03:36:33 PM
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2012-04-29 03:37:12 PM
Vote for me and I'll prove these nerdy little bastards wrong!
 
2012-04-29 03:38:04 PM
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2012-04-29 03:39:49 PM

Corporate Self: Its said to realize that we have more than enough resources in this world to offer basic food, shelter, and healthcare to everyone but a tiny few lock up vast amounts of resources that could go to lift their fellow man out of destitution.

How many gold plated Lear jets does one person need? What value is wealth after your basic needs are met? Sure no one wants to live in a hovel, but is it right for someone live in a mansion surrounded by shacks?


Oddly, people have been mulling over this same moral quandary with renewed vigor, lately.
 
2012-04-29 03:44:24 PM

hogans: I can quit anytime I want!


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Jacking on is immoral! Sinner!
 
2012-04-29 03:46:28 PM
Why can't you have both?
 
2012-04-29 03:50:02 PM

chaosweaver: LeroyBourne: Does that mean coming off a power bender they'll encounter power withdrawal symptoms? I saw a dude coming off a nice weekend coke bender, looked really painful.

Have you ever seen someone after they lose a CEO position? No? That's because they all end up in rehab for a few months.


Now that you mention it, a buddy of mine went to treatment, and he encountered a high ranking guy in the pharm bizz. He was an addict, his wife left and took all his money, his kid OD'd, and eventually he lost his job. When my buddy met him, it was after all this and he had a mental break-down.
touche'
 
2012-04-29 03:54:02 PM
Drugs are like that...

/they're also like hats, rain, and wildebeests...
 
2012-04-29 03:55:20 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: Drugs are like that...

/they're also like hats, rain, and wildebeests...


The day you have a wildebeest addiction, call me. I need to see that.
 
2012-04-29 03:56:22 PM
The souls of the poor is a hell of a drug.

Icke was Right!
 
2012-04-29 04:15:24 PM
Yes, but it goes down so smooth.



/as does someone trying to influence you to use your power.
 
2012-04-29 04:17:05 PM
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2012-04-29 04:18:34 PM
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/soothes the hot
 
2012-04-29 04:28:25 PM

brap: In this country first you get the power, then you get the coffee grinder, then you get a dehydrator. Then you make cocaine of out the power, then you get the women. Then the women get a toaster.

Nobody can compete with a toaster, so now you're back at square one. You might as well take up Parcheesi, this can only end in tears.


There were girls in the front
There were girls in the back
There were girls petting squirrels
There were squirrels smoking crack
 
2012-04-29 04:57:27 PM
Wanna see a sociopath in a position of power? I give to you Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia University Business School, and one of Mitt Romney's key economic advisers.

Glenn Hubbard
 
2012-04-29 05:17:52 PM
Obvious tag on vacation?
 
2012-04-29 05:28:32 PM
so was anyone else expecting this to be about wireheads?

ok, so maybe just me
 
2012-04-29 05:36:20 PM

Slaxl: OR having inbred retarded racist hillbilly scum randomly chosen to be president of the USA?
.


only us citizens, no europeans

any thing like this would likely require some sort of qualifiers

or we allow a computer do the electin after it interviews some farmer
too obscure?
 
2012-04-29 05:57:20 PM

Fissile: Wanna see a sociopath in a position of power? I give to you Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia University Business School, and one of Mitt Romney's key economic advisers.

Glenn Hubbard


These are the slimy jerkoffs who would sell their mother's ass to get another million that we were told were the "masters of the universe". Anybody getting trickled on, yet?
 
2012-04-29 06:11:12 PM
the psychiatric field has been well aware of the influence and dangers of power for a very long time. nice to see the lab coats finally catching up. and it starts way before WashDC. it's right there in small town politics, police stations and businesses coast to coast.

face it, people suck.
 
2012-04-29 06:16:05 PM

KrispyKritter: face it, people who deeply wish to "run" things suck.


FIFY
 
2012-04-29 06:44:57 PM
Submissiveness and dominance also give similar effects through the same reward circuits of the brain as power and cocaine.

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2012-04-29 06:50:51 PM

bunner: KrispyKritter: face it, people who deeply wish to "run" things suck.

FIFY


No, it was right the first time.
 
2012-04-29 06:53:21 PM
Not just power. People also like joy, leisure, satisfaction, and purpose. Who will protect us from these dangers?
 
2012-04-29 06:55:22 PM

KrispyKritter: the psychiatric field has been well aware of the influence and dangers of power for a very long time. nice to see the lab coats finally catching up. and it starts way before WashDC. it's right there in small town politics, police stations and businesses coast to coast.

face it, people suck.


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Small time politics are so viscous, because the stakes are so low.
 
2012-04-29 07:09:24 PM

bunner: Fissile: Wanna see a sociopath in a position of power? I give to you Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia University Business School, and one of Mitt Romney's key economic advisers.

Glenn Hubbard

These are the slimy jerkoffs who would sell their mother's ass to get another million that we were told were the "masters of the universe". Anybody getting trickled on, yet?


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Watch Hubbard's reaction when he's cornered with his own lies. That is clearly the reaction of a full blown sociopath. Not only is this reptile in charge of the business school of an Ivy League school, he's also a key adviser to Mitt Romney. This country is so farked.
 
2012-04-29 07:10:36 PM

Fissile: Small time politics are so viscous


Thick and sticky? Hmm, yeah, especially in the summer.
 
2012-04-29 07:12:57 PM

LordOfThePings: Fissile: Small time politics are so viscous

Thick and sticky? Hmm, yeah, especially in the summer.


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Damn the person who invented auto correct!
 
2012-04-29 07:35:43 PM

Fissile: LordOfThePings: Fissile: Small time politics are so viscous

Thick and sticky? Hmm, yeah, especially in the summer.

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Damn the person who invented auto correct!


Still works.
 
2012-04-29 08:43:05 PM
It's the nature of the world.

*sigh*
 
2012-04-29 09:47:43 PM
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2012-04-29 10:20:21 PM
You can snort my taint if you believe it will give you more power.

/or drink Brawndo

//yeah yeah for power
 
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