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(Huffington Post)   Thomas L. Friedman's The Next New World global forum shows the future of the world, which is mostly rich white guys lecturing you   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 43
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2013-04-25 09:56:54 AM
TED is free and way more interesting.
 
2013-04-25 09:57:02 AM
The Next New World? What does that even mean? Well, at least it tells me that $995 is a waste of money if it goes to that guy.
 
2013-04-25 09:58:54 AM
I'll just watch it on YouTube
 
2013-04-25 09:59:01 AM
FTA:
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-25 10:02:22 AM
Didn't Friedman lose all of his wife's money back in '07 or thereabouts?
 
2013-04-25 10:02:38 AM
Thomas Friedman: "Seriously, you guys, THIS time I'm right on the money here, and you'll see how smart I am, really! Have I ever told you about my father?"
 
2013-04-25 10:02:58 AM

bdub77: The Next New World? What does that even mean?


Mars?
 
2013-04-25 10:03:19 AM
 
2013-04-25 10:05:50 AM
Wow. That is how to write a Fark headline. Nicely done.
 
2013-04-25 10:06:15 AM
 
2013-04-25 10:06:33 AM
Admittedly, diverssssssity is not our greatest strength. In fairness, you flesh-creatures all look the same to the crèche-born.
 
2013-04-25 10:09:09 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: THE ONE TRUE WANKER OF THE DECADE

Tom Friedman


Exactly what I was thinking.  If he kept track of what he's been wrong about he'd either become a restaurant critic or eat pistol.

/The worst a restaurant critic can do is ruin your evening.
 
2013-04-25 10:17:43 AM

LockeOak: Oblig:

Matt Taibbi's review of The World is Flat.


Never seen that before. Friedman mixes metaphors better than Zapp Brannigan.
 
2013-04-25 10:20:55 AM
Anytime I see someone decrying "rich white guys" on Fark, I picture a poor white liberal try-hard that's desperately attempting to attain the correct ratio of "white people to minorities" within his social group.
 
2013-04-25 10:21:55 AM
the future of the world, which is mostly rich white guys lecturing you

So, basically, nothing will change.
 
2013-04-25 10:24:10 AM

Frank N Stein: Anytime I see someone decrying "rich white guys" on Fark, I picture a poor white liberal try-hard that's desperately attempting to attain the correct ratio of "white people to minorities" within his social group.


Any time I hear the word liberal used derisssssively, I imagine some sack of lard in a camo jacket and wranglers abusing his genitalia to the thought of Glen Beck having teary-eyed sex with a bored Michelle Malkin as John Boehner watches and absently fondles a Lindsey Graham in full drag. What'ssssssss your point, furball?
 
2013-04-25 10:24:43 AM

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Frank N Stein: Anytime I see someone decrying "rich white guys" on Fark, I picture a poor white liberal try-hard that's desperately attempting to attain the correct ratio of "white people to minorities" within his social group.

Any time I hear the word liberal used derisssssively, I imagine some sack of lard in a camo jacket and wranglers abusing his genitalia to the thought of Glen Beck having teary-eyed sex with a bored Michelle Malkin as John Boehner watches and absently fondles a Lindsey Graham in full drag. What'ssssssss your point, furball?


You have quite the imagination.
 
2013-04-25 10:25:39 AM
Glad to know I was not the only one who thought Friedman had jumped the shark. I did like his book Beirut to Jerusalem because he actually was there, knew the region and did real reporting. He now has morphed into a quasi civilization prophet, which always seems to boil down to 3-4 repeatable sound bites to be regurgitated on cue.

LockeOak: Oblig:

Matt Taibbi's review of The World is Flat.


Thanks for that, if you want a funny interview with him, he was on the Dan Patrick radio show yesterday talking with Dan about all the code words used in the NFL draft to mean "white guy at a skill position".
 
2013-04-25 10:26:34 AM
No thanks, I've already been through college.
 
2013-04-25 10:26:49 AM

Frank N Stein: Anytime I see someone decrying "rich white guys" on Fark, I picture a poor white liberal try-hard that's desperately attempting to attain the correct ratio of "white people to minorities" within his social group.


Weird. Anytime I see somebody decrying people decrying white guys, I picture a student at a Southern public university explaining to his fellow bro's why he's cool to use the "N" word since he uses it to describe some white people, too.
 
2013-04-25 10:30:13 AM

Frank N Stein: Obama's Reptiloid Master: Frank N Stein: Anytime I see someone decrying "rich white guys" on Fark, I picture a poor white liberal try-hard that's desperately attempting to attain the correct ratio of "white people to minorities" within his social group.

Any time I hear the word liberal used derisssssively, I imagine some sack of lard in a camo jacket and wranglers abusing his genitalia to the thought of Glen Beck having teary-eyed sex with a bored Michelle Malkin as John Boehner watches and absently fondles a Lindsey Graham in full drag. What'ssssssss your point, furball?

You have quite the imagination.


It issssss one of my kind's great strengths. We surpass your flessssshly limitations, meatbag.
 
2013-04-25 10:30:34 AM

EyeballKid: Frank N Stein: Anytime I see someone decrying "rich white guys" on Fark, I picture a poor white liberal try-hard that's desperately attempting to attain the correct ratio of "white people to minorities" within his social group.

Weird. Anytime I see somebody decrying people decrying white guys, I picture a student at a Southern public university explaining to his fellow bro's why he's cool to use the "N" word since he uses it to describe some white people, too.


But I go to a private northern university.
 
2013-04-25 10:32:58 AM
Friedman has the perfect niche. He steals all his ideas from people smarter than him, then repackages the thoughts with a catchy book title.
 
2013-04-25 10:34:57 AM

Yakk: Thanks for that, if you want a funny interview with him, he was on the Dan Patrick radio show yesterday talking with Dan about all the code words used in the NFL draft to mean "white guy at a skill position".


You mean "physical" or "tall and physical"? "I agree Jim, he's such a tall, physical player." And of course "athlete" or "tremendous athlete" is a code word for black guy, typically to describe someone who might not have any skill at a particular sport. "He's a terrible free throw shooter, but such a tremendous athlete."
 
2013-04-25 10:35:54 AM
 
2013-04-25 10:36:45 AM

Frank N Stein: But I go to a private northern university.


What're you majoring in, making yourself the butt of jokes on Fark? Because you've got a gift. Nurture it.
 
2013-04-25 10:40:19 AM

Wooly Bully: Frank N Stein: But I go to a private northern university.

What're you majoring in, making yourself the butt of jokes on Fark? Because you've got a gift. Nurture it.


Terrible effort. You can do better than that.
 
2013-04-25 10:40:27 AM

Frank N Stein: EyeballKid: Frank N Stein: Anytime I see someone decrying "rich white guys" on Fark, I picture a poor white liberal try-hard that's desperately attempting to attain the correct ratio of "white people to minorities" within his social group.

Weird. Anytime I see somebody decrying people decrying white guys, I picture a student at a Southern public university explaining to his fellow bro's why he's cool to use the "N" word since he uses it to describe some white people, too.

But I go to a private northern university.


Oh, so you have "one black friend" and think it's therefor cool to be all edgy by using the the "N" word in casual situations. I knew a guy like that once. Got his ass beat by two very large black fellows because he thought it was "edgy" and "cool". He also didn't like "liberals".
 
2013-04-25 10:41:14 AM
I'm guessing this is a future where we can leave all that labor and manufacturing to third world countries, while the rest of us get rich by sitting around imagining new ideas to sell to each other.
 
2013-04-25 10:42:40 AM

trotsky: Frank N Stein: EyeballKid: Frank N Stein: Anytime I see someone decrying "rich white guys" on Fark, I picture a poor white liberal try-hard that's desperately attempting to attain the correct ratio of "white people to minorities" within his social group.

Weird. Anytime I see somebody decrying people decrying white guys, I picture a student at a Southern public university explaining to his fellow bro's why he's cool to use the "N" word since he uses it to describe some white people, too.

But I go to a private northern university.

Oh, so you have "one black friend" and think it's therefor cool to be all edgy by using the the "N" word in casual situations. I knew a guy like that once. Got his ass beat by two very large black fellows because he thought it was "edgy" and "cool". He also didn't like "liberals".


Not at all. It's a terrible word

Also, I think you could fit a few more quotation marks in your made up story.
 
2013-04-25 10:49:58 AM

LockeOak: Oblig:

Matt Taibbi's review of The World is Flat.


That was awesome, thanks.
 
2013-04-25 10:53:46 AM

Frank N Stein: EyeballKid: Frank N Stein: Anytime I see someone decrying "rich white guys" on Fark, I picture a poor white liberal try-hard that's desperately attempting to attain the correct ratio of "white people to minorities" within his social group.

Weird. Anytime I see somebody decrying people decrying white guys, I picture a student at a Southern public university explaining to his fellow bro's why he's cool to use the "N" word since he uses it to describe some white people, too.

But I go to a private northern university.


images.wikia.com
 
2013-04-25 10:54:41 AM

Frank N Stein: Wooly Bully: Frank N Stein: But I go to a private northern university.

What're you majoring in, making yourself the butt of jokes on Fark? Because you've got a gift. Nurture it.

Terrible effort. You can do better than that.


A mere liberal could never hope to top the Algonquin-round-table-caliber wit of the following:

Frank N Stein: Anytime I see someone decrying "rich white guys" on Fark, I picture a poor white liberal try-hard that's desperately attempting to attain the correct ratio of "white people to minorities" within his social group.


Truly, you have humbled us. Congratulations. Now we shall go forth and be libtards no more.
 
2013-04-25 10:54:46 AM
So how does a right-wing economist who is a dyed-in-the-wool 1%er actually represent or speak for the rest of us?
 
2013-04-25 10:57:12 AM

Frank N Stein: Anytime I see someone decrying "rich white guys" on Fark, I picture a poor white liberal try-hard that's desperately attempting to attain the correct ratio of "white people to minorities" within his social group.


Shouldn't you be playing with your stupid guns or something?
 
2013-04-25 10:59:35 AM

Frank N Stein: Obama's Reptiloid Master: Frank N Stein: Anytime I see someone decrying "rich white guys" on Fark, I picture a poor white liberal try-hard that's desperately attempting to attain the correct ratio of "white people to minorities" within his social group.

Any time I hear the word liberal used derisssssively, I imagine some sack of lard in a camo jacket and wranglers abusing his genitalia to the thought of Glen Beck having teary-eyed sex with a bored Michelle Malkin as John Boehner watches and absently fondles a Lindsey Graham in full drag. What'ssssssss your point, furball?

You have quite the imagination.


As do you.
 
2013-04-25 11:03:58 AM
My dad is the future?

/I warn you all, the future is a biker.
 
2013-04-25 11:06:59 AM
Friedman is an egghead who has never had a real job.  I know the type.www.thedistractionnetwork.com
 
2013-04-25 11:10:35 AM

WTF Indeed: Friedman has the perfect niche. He steals all his ideas from people smarter than him, then repackages the thoughts with a catchy book title.


So he's the Brian Herbert of columnists.
 
2013-04-25 12:30:43 PM
I tried reading his books, but they're intolerable and everything proves his flat earth theory. Jobs being shipped overseas? The world is becoming flat! Jobs coming back? OMG! LOOK! The world is becoming flat! Gah. How can anyone go weak-kneed at that nonsense?
 
2013-04-25 02:15:35 PM

WTF Indeed: Friedman has the perfect niche. He steals all his ideas from people smarter than him, then repackages the thoughts with a catchy book title.


So basically, he is to politics what Malcolm Gladwell is to business.
 
2013-04-25 06:45:59 PM

LockeOak: Oblig:

Matt Taibbi's review of The World is Flat.


One of the finest smackdowns in recorded history
 
2013-04-25 08:51:50 PM
I can't believe anyone in the world could take Thomas Friedman seriously after this interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwFaSpca_3Q

He is an utterly despicable person, as well as being a hack.
 
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