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14th Jan '16 9:12:14 PM laserviking42
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** One person's job is to collect bodies and dump them in a truck. The next person is hired to drive them all to a building and dump them in a chute (that could even be two separate jobs). Yet another person shows up at the factory at pushes buttons. The only part that had to be kept secret is the part where recognizable human bodies are turned to mush, everyone else shows up at a building completely unaware that other people with different jobs show up there too.
29th May '15 11:42:27 PM UraRenge
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** Recucling wasn't very big in 1973.
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** Recucling Recycling wasn't very big in 1973.
29th May '15 11:41:51 PM UraRenge
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** Recucling wasn't very big in 1973.
7th Mar '15 11:25:07 PM SilentStranger
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** Its unethical in the sense that it violates the taboo of cannibalism that most modern societies have, and of course that theyre feeding people other humans without telling them. It isnt OBJECTIVELY unethical, since there is literally nothing else to feed them, but from a social point of view, it is unethical.
27th Jan '15 10:09:34 AM Morgenthaler
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*** In the movie {{Cube}}, one of the cast mentions that nobody knew anything much about what was really going on. They signed things, shipped things, and collected paychecks. This is similar... anybody who asked got fired, anybody who got too close got shot, and most people didn't care and a job's a job.
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*** In the movie {{Cube}}, Film/{{Cube}}, one of the cast mentions that nobody knew anything much about what was really going on. They signed things, shipped things, and collected paychecks. This is similar... anybody who asked got fired, anybody who got too close got shot, and most people didn't care and a job's a job.
16th Sep '14 11:46:00 AM SilentStranger
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*** There IS still some arable land and food production in the countryside, its just limited to the rich, which is why Thorn realizes that there is no way a bodyguard could afford strawberry jam. The food production that still exists isnt enough to feed more than maybe a few thousand, presumably.
4th Sep '14 6:19:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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Complaining About Shows You Dont Watch is now only about the In Universe usage. Its usage as an Audience Reaction is being removed, as well as usage in criticism on work pages, which is inappropriate regardless.
* This is going to sound callous (and technically ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch), but what's actually unethical about Soylent Green? People in the assisted suicide place do choose to die. It's gross, and possibly will lead to epidemics of prion disease, but is it wrong? Shouldn't it be kinda less wrong, seeing as animals don't volunteer to be slaughtered?
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* This is going to sound callous (and technically ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch), callous, but what's actually unethical about Soylent Green? People in the assisted suicide place do choose to die. It's gross, and possibly will lead to epidemics of prion disease, but is it wrong? Shouldn't it be kinda less wrong, seeing as animals don't volunteer to be slaughtered?
18th Jun '14 2:40:17 PM Tightwire
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** The riot scoopers were supposed to move people, not hurt them. They're more of a deterrent. It's like complaining about why rubber bullets doing kill you.
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** The riot scoopers were supposed to move people, not hurt them. They're more of a deterrent. It's like complaining about why rubber bullets doing don't kill you.
18th Jun '14 2:40:06 PM Tightwire
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*** In the movie {{Cube}}, one of the cast mentions that nobody knew anything much about what was really going on. They signed things, shipped things, and collected paychecks. This is similar... anybody who asked got fired, anybody who got too close got shot, and most people didn't care and a job's a job.

** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanically_separated_meat No]].
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanically_separated_meat No]]. When you've done enough to meat, it doesn't look much like meat. The stores go to some trouble to shape it like it's meat but now nobody cares; they just want to eat.

* Shouldn't the riot police people scoopers move.. i dunno... FASTER? The people could just hop right off at the rate those things run.
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* Shouldn't the riot police people scoopers move.. i I dunno... FASTER? The people could just hop right off at the rate those things run.

*** Lack of fuel? Current cars reach maximum efficiency at 60 mph or 100 kmph. ** Sometimes you have to accept it's a film, and they did their best. There was no CGI when this was made, dummies or fast-motion would have looked fake, and the stunt was probably already pretty dangerous even at the slow speed they used.
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*** Lack of fuel? Current cars reach maximum efficiency at 60 mph or 100 kmph. ** Sometimes you have to accept it's a film, and they did their best. There was no CGI when this was made, dummies or fast-motion would have looked too fake, and the stunt was probably already pretty dangerous even at the slow speed they used.used. ** The riot scoopers were supposed to move people, not hurt them. They're more of a deterrent. It's like complaining about why rubber bullets doing kill you.
16th Jun '14 10:38:42 PM IMpish
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** But isn't negated by the whole "soylent green is people" thing? The point of the twist is that there ''isn't'' another food source. There aren't giant tracts of land or sea where humanity's food is being grown, Soylent Green is '''''it'''''. So if there aren't any other food sources, why are they keeping people inside the cities?
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