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Offline GSF

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American Blackout
« on: October 30, 2013, 04:29:27 pm »
Did anyone see "American Blackout" on NatGeo?

Notice anything stupid?

or smart?
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Re: American Blackout
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 04:31:43 pm »
Okay me first,

When the kids got out of the elevator why didn't they take the stair case down instead of running to the window ledge and calling for help?
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Re: American Blackout
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 11:53:29 am »
i missed it.  darn. meant to watch.  wonder if it will be on again?
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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Re: American Blackout
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 10:00:38 pm »
I think it's been on a couple of times since I've posted. If you've never tried to think something like this through it would be a good one to watch. Otherwise you'll find yourself saying, "you're kidding?"

An example, a cute gal was in her blacked out apartment building. She heard some noise coming from the stairs so she went to check it out - wrong answer.
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Re: American Blackout
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 11:08:16 pm »
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She heard some noise coming from the stairs so she went to check it out - wrong answer.

don't they always do that though?  that's what makes for a good 'B' horror movie!

I read One Second After when it came out.  it was not a literary masterpiece, but it was a very good read.  have to admit, there were things in there that i had not though of.  + it sounded like my little town.
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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Re: American Blackout
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2013, 08:25:12 am »
My (former) supervisor was raised up around that neck of the woods, Black Mountain, NC if I remember right. I been aiming to buy that book and give it to her.
When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt, but protects the corrupt from you - then you know your nation is doomed.