Well, the USSR is capitalist now so . . .Coustfan'01 said:Yeah , capitalism sucks... I'd rather live in korea or good old ussr . I'd rather have everyone poor than just me because I can't get my ass off my chair to work or study .
.....You said bitch !!!!!!!!!Accept2 said:Those who bitch about capitalism wouldnt survive in a socialist society. Most of them have only been there as tourists in the tourist sections, and they dont see what poor really is. People dont realize how lucky they are to live in a capitalist society, but then they have the right to bitch about it unlike in other countries...........
I would just like to point out that despite the break up of the Soviet Block or a decision by the masses to buy nothing on specific days, Back in the USSR is still a great song. :banana:traynor_garnet said:Yes, you are right. Man, I need my morning coffee before I should resond. Of course, it really doesn't change the argument . . .
The purpose of telling people about BND is not to gain status. The purpose is to spread the idea of taking a breath -- a break from routine. The purpose of observing BND is to take that breath and have a look around.ClintonHammond said:Buy Nothing Day is a load of touchy-feely-hogwash.... Designed so that people with more time than brains can try to 'one-up' the people around them....
"Oooo... Look how socially conscious I am... I do Buy Nothing Day"
As if that somehow made their suburbanite, soulless, yuppie existence slightly less vacuous
Empty, meaningless gestures for an empty, meaningless culture
While shopping online does have those benefits, at the same it adds more lubrication to the credit card, making it less painful to buy stuff, and that's what BND is aiming to reduce. The crowd acts as a deterrent from purchasing anything, so in the eyes of BND, gonig out shopping is better.Zeusse said:Shop on line no crowds and no gas needed...if you can read this post your already have way there. Unless you like crowds and don't trust the internet shopping experience or can only pay cash. Happy shopping