They lured you in with a sense of ownership and value over your items, except you do not own them, they do. The mere fact that people praise their inventory a lot says a lot on how fucked up the situation is to begin with. If this whole skin economy didn exist there wouldn be any outrage..
And where we live, $3,037 is not a lot of money when you have a mortgage to pay in the Northeast. What a lot of people don get is that it isn always about the money. It about having self respect and a place to go everyday where you feel like a real person.
I have had a 2003 Honda Accord for about 8 years, and my wife now drives it daily. Has 215k miles. Only issues that have come up: radio died (not sure if it the same problem as this one, I got no sound coming out for CD or radio), comes with a weak battery (upgraded the size), and have had the starter go out (cheap enough to replace).
What it comes down to is simply this: is there something that marks us out as British rather than French, or American, or Australian? I came across this definition just a few days ago: “Being British is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, then grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way home, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV. You should be able to take a joke. You should dislike extremes.
The idea that dinosaurs lived at the poles is based on remarkable finds made in Australia. There are two clues that Australia was once within the Antarctic Circle. Firstly, we can can determine at what latitude rocks formed from the orientation of magnetic particles within them.
If the majority of people don’t believe what they are told by politicians, bureaucrats, and others with a vested interest in sugar coating the truth or hiding it altogether, perhaps it ultimately boils down to the reality that what they are told often flies in the face of experiences in their own lives. Among those they believe the least if you give any credence to the postings last week about reporting bias is the media which spoon feeds them the news incessently. And which media voice do they hear most and which voice speaks loudest? Why BBC’s of course.
Lucas, I sense alot of anger in your comment. I agree what happened in the past was horrible but it is now time to move on, but not forget. ICWA when put in place was relavent, not anymore. I didn’t make it to Yoga in Socrates park (direct email newsletter from the Park) on Sunday morning, but my wife and I (who met at an Astoria Creatives Meetup at QED) did get to a Sauced Cinema showing of Ocean’s 11 with drinking games and trivia last night at Raven’s Head (thanks to the FB groups). A few weeks back we watched Pretty in Pink in the back patio of The Ditty (direct email). It was tons of fun!.