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Don't think cheetahs will put a cheetah on the moon any time soon.

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But Anon (I'm assuming you agree with the post?), doesn't that in effect make us different? Doesn't that separate us from other species? You just said we have different ways of living--different things we want to accomplish. Learning and happiness, for instance, as opposed to survival. It does make us different. It doesn't mean we're not a part of the animal kingdom, because we are, but we ARE different. I find it strange people think otherwise... (hmm)

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I don't like it when people wish me happy birthday on my Facebook wall. It's too impersonal. If they want a genuine thank you, they can at least be genuine enough in wishing me a happy birthday to use a different medium than Facebook when doing so.

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You wish there were more drive-in movie theaters still around, <strong>amirite?</strong>

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In my city they put a huge screen in a field and people lie down on the grass while they watch a movie. It's amazing. :D

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He was so whiny and wimpy in the beginning season and not in a funny way... I love him now though

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Hectic_Glow Hectic_Glow

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Yeah, I can understand that. I guess it just didn't bother me.

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I was playing scrabble once and someone put down the word "TEN"... I kid you not, I didn't think it was a word. I didn't recognize the number in word form...

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No problem, I do too, seen it like ten times. But intentional or not, murder is murder. And in response to your second point, he fled the country and became a wanted fugitive..he's a criminal.lol And monopolizing the energy industry is not illegal. You defending your case by saying it was the owners decision to split up the empire makes me laugh a little since the whole point of inception was to lead him to that decision. They planted the idea in his mind knowing that the end result would be him deciding to break up his fathers empire. The closure he had was false. And your last point is basically why I made this post. Everyone gets blind-sided by the fact that he did it so see his kids. It doesn't matter what he did it for it's still unethical.

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Chewbanshee Chewbanshee

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I know monopolizing isn't illegal, but most people aren't okay with it because it takes away the competitive edge of the market. So people could think breaking apart the conglomerate was morally just.

In almost any other movie the main character probably would have done that by force (like in Walking Tall, if you've seen that). In Inception, however, they put a psychological spin on it and implant the idea into the owner, and in the end everyone seems happy (whether falsely or not). In both of these cases, the end result is seen as moral, so the actions taken to get there are also moral.

And though the entire situation may be unethical, that doesn't necessarily mean it's immoral.

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1) The main character did not intentionally cause his wife to commit suicide. He intentionally planted the idea in her mind, yes, but he did it to save her, not kill her. So it may have been murder in some sense, but it's not like he pulled the trigger himself.
2) He fled the country because he had to--authorities were after him for something he did not technically do. He's not as much of a criminal as the post implies... well, not with regards to murder, anyway.
3) The empire he destroyed was a huge conglomerate. I don't remember the details exactly, but I think it was about to take over the entire energy industry or something, which goes against modern ideas of capitalism. And didn't he just split up the conglomerate into its different corporations, not end it outright? I could be wrong.
4) In the end it was the owner's decision to split up the conglomerate (well, kind of). He at least thought it was his idea to break it up, and the character had some sort of closure with respect to his father that he otherwise wouldn't have had.
5) Who wouldn't do all that to see their kids again? It's a touching story of how far a father will go to get back to his children.

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Arwen Arwen

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... wow, sorry. I didn't mean for that to be so long. If you can't tell, I think Inception is a great movie. :D

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1) The main character did not intentionally cause his wife to commit suicide. He intentionally planted the idea in her mind, yes, but he did it to save her, not kill her. So it may have been murder in some sense, but it's not like he pulled the trigger himself.
2) He fled the country because he had to--authorities were after him for something he did not technically do. He's not as much of a criminal as the post implies... well, not with regards to murder, anyway.
3) The empire he destroyed was a huge conglomerate. I don't remember the details exactly, but I think it was about to take over the entire energy industry or something, which goes against modern ideas of capitalism. And didn't he just split up the conglomerate into its different corporations, not end it outright? I could be wrong.
4) In the end it was the owner's decision to split up the conglomerate (well, kind of). He at least thought it was his idea to break it up, and the character had some sort of closure with respect to his father that he otherwise wouldn't have had.
5) Who wouldn't do all that to see their kids again? It's a touching story of how far a father will go to get back to his children.

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Maybe they were still on the site and saw the reply.

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PurpleZebra PurpleZebra

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Perhaps, but I find it hard to believe that 2 different Anons could have replied to each other in that short span of time.

eh, it doesn't really matter either way. What's said is said. *shrug*

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hm. Does it have to strictly be about age? All I can think of are things like getting your first house, getting married, having children and grandchildren... senior discounts when you turn 55... then retirement...

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your next big milestone is retirement.

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Wait, you missed 25! Rent cars and get lower car insurance rates! It's life-changing.

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