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    1988 game accurately predicts America in 2020

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    Pretty amazing they were able to identify it and nail it back in 1988.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TGS View Post
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    Pretty amazing they were able to identify it and nail it back in 1988.




    "Really?...Not at all shabby...but I'd ask someone to hold my beer if I hadn't died in 1950!"
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    It is actually quite prescient if it has been vetted.
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    "Really?...Not at all shabby...but I'd ask someone to hold my beer if I hadn't died in 1950!"
    I didn't think this was an character of Orwell's work, was it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TGS View Post
    I didn't think this was an character of Orwell's work, was it?
    Prognostication my dear chap.
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    I wasn't willing to investigate deeply, but this doesn't sound much like the OP.

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    So the answer is what. Homogeneity and a return to the supposed good old days of ....when. 1950? 40? 30? Before ?

    Another option would be to embrace diversity, and really understand what “from many, one” really means. To understand what equality actually is.

    Or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blues View Post

    "Really?...Not at all shabby...but I'd ask someone to hold my beer if I hadn't died in 1950!"
    ‘old my beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid Butterfly View Post
    So the answer is what. Homogeneity and a return to the supposed good old days of ....when. 1950? 40? 30? Before ?

    Another option would be to embrace diversity, and really understand what “from many, one” really means. To understand what equality actually is.

    Or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAD View Post
    ‘old my beer.
    Noted. But he was born in India and of a different sort of family line...

    Eric Arthur Blair was born on 25 June 1903 in Motihari, Bihar, British India.[8] His great-grandfather, Charles Blair, was a wealthy country gentleman in Dorset who married Lady Mary Fane, daughter of the Earl of Westmorland, and had income as an absentee landlord of plantations in Jamaica.[9] His grandfather, Thomas Richard Arthur Blair, was a clergyman.[10] Although the gentility passed down the generations, the prosperity did not; Eric Blair described his family as "lower-upper-middle class".
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