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Lewis Black On Exceptionalism, Materialism, Healthcare, Technology, And Education

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posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 02:25 AM
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So I have been watching Lewis Black talk about various social issues.

He talks about the sillyness of black friday.
How ludicrous it is Americans dont have good healthcare.
The failings of the education system.
Problems with exceptionalism and our view of the world around us.


I like what his basic message is, and how he lays out common sense in his comedy.
Alot of what he says is to me 100% spot on.

What say you ATS what do you think of some of these issues?








posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 03:04 AM
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I say Lewis Black in 2016



posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 03:23 AM
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Not only is he funny as ever but he makes perfect sense with most of his stand up that leaves people scratching thier heads like, thats true!



posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 08:28 AM
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a reply to: FormOfTheLord

Black is one of my favorite comedians ever..I read his biography and it was pretty impressive.



posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 08:54 AM
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No thanks, I'll pass. He can stick to being a comedian.



posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: FormOfTheLord

Always been one of my favorite comedians. I saw him a few years ago locally and he was awesome. I think he is so funny because he points out the so blatantly obvious. He does make a good deal of sense.



posted on Jan, 18 2015 @ 09:37 PM
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originally posted by: wtbengineer
a reply to: FormOfTheLord



Always been one of my favorite comedians. I saw him a few years ago locally and he was awesome. I think he is so funny because he points out the so blatantly obvious. He does make a good deal of sense.


I know right. . .

Think of the nuclear war crapola sold to kids like they would survive under thier desks. . . .




posted on Jan, 18 2015 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: FormOfTheLord

Haha, yeah, were you around in those days? I was, and I never really got it either. I mean, I was just a little kid, but I still had in the back of my mind that WTF is that gonna do???



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 09:13 PM
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originally posted by: wtbengineer
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Haha, yeah, were you around in those days? I was, and I never really got it either. I mean, I was just a little kid, but I still had in the back of my mind that WTF is that gonna do???





I was around for the tail end of it. . . .




posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 09:49 PM
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Thanks for posting that, but I'm talking about back in the early 60s like from Bay of Pigs on. That's when they told us to hide under our desks at school. We had these drills where we'd practice it. It made no sense even to a little kid but we of course trusted our authority figures back then...



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 10:17 PM
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originally posted by: wtbengineer
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Thanks for posting that, but I'm talking about back in the early 60s like from Bay of Pigs on. That's when they told us to hide under our desks at school. We had these drills where we'd practice it. It made no sense even to a little kid but we of course trusted our authority figures back then...





Nope I was around for the seventies not the sixties, however we got the fear pumped into us that the russians were going to blow the ## out of us too. . . .

May have skipped a few generations as the various ##hats that continually post how we could win a nuclear war, some people are just stupid. . . .

I do like how he goes into war and comedy:



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 10:28 PM
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Oh yea, don't get me wrong, I know the 70s were still full of paranoia of the Russian bombs and all! I just don't remember hiding under desks then, but I was in high school so I don't know if they did it there. Plus, I was just too busy playing guitar and smoking cigarettes of all flavors...

That is a great video! I've seen that bit before but it never gets old! Thanks!



posted on Jan, 23 2015 @ 02:56 AM
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He is a funny comedian; but just as I view other comedians such as George Carlin -- they are not my definitive notion of political nor social insight. I love all comedians (even the bad ones) to death. They bring light to a dark, dark world. It doesn't mean they are right or profound.



posted on Jan, 24 2015 @ 05:47 AM
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originally posted by: wtbengineer
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Oh yea, don't get me wrong, I know the 70s were still full of paranoia of the Russian bombs and all! I just don't remember hiding under desks then, but I was in high school so I don't know if they did it there. Plus, I was just too busy playing guitar and smoking cigarettes of all flavors...



That is a great video! I've seen that bit before but it never gets old! Thanks!





So very true! They are still hitting us with fear porn in 2015, its rather sad!



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 05:41 PM
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originally posted by: FormOfTheLord

originally posted by: wtbengineer
a reply to: FormOfTheLord



Always been one of my favorite comedians. I saw him a few years ago locally and he was awesome. I think he is so funny because he points out the so blatantly obvious. He does make a good deal of sense.


I know right. . .

Think of the nuclear war crapola sold to kids like they would survive under thier desks. . . .



Thanks for the memories. LOL I lived on base, so I had to walk past the siren to go home. On half days, while walking past, that monster would go off just as I was walking past and give me a monster of a heart attack! LOL It was so massively loud up close, you thought you were going to die just from the noise level. I, too, never understood the hiding under your desk, but didn't want to get in trouble so I did it. I also used to have a shirt given to us by the base to wear to piss off protestors that had a mushroom cloud on it, a bunch of people running from it, and under it, it said, "Don't run, you'll only die tired." It was given to almost all the kids on base.


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posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 02:27 AM
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Here is some fun with religion!



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 06:36 AM
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I like what he says about our American exceptionalism, like we are the best people on the face of the earth. I believe all people are equal, reguardless of what country they live in.




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