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Ever been to one?
Did you find Wally?
Did you find all the spiders?

I think cities are human farms.
A farm will promote the production and survival of a species for profit by providing all the necessities while (for the most part) keeping out predators and trapping the animals in to avoid escaping into the harsher wild.
Animals bred for food will have all the food they could eat within easy access without needing to hunt or scavenge for it, growing large with the convenience of hedonism.
When bred as pets they are encouraged to mate and will be given every opportunity to do so.
Workers will be trained to perform their tasks. with reward vs punishment and without the choice to do nothing.

Farm animals will have a farmer looking after them, dictating where they must be, usually with subtly e.g. food.
and will employ help to force the herds into compliance, But will also protect the animals from predators much less gentle.

The similarities I drew from this were:
A lot of work done in cities are confined to small areas and don't require much exercise and food being so convenient that people are becoming overweight.
Dangerous predators avoid cities where the larger concentration of humans live.
Sex is used as a tool for marketing and therefore encouraged without being prompted.
You must work (or rely on sympathywhich is either unreliable or insufficient).
People are governed by small groups of politicians and police and one could argue that religion is also a system of government.
Licenses, passports and property are all fences.

So I believe cities are built around the survival of humans solely for profit and any benefits to the inhabitants(which are many) are a bonus.
But this is based on a cursory observation of cities and farms.
I'm not saying either are bad, they have both been very successful at keeping things alive and the promise of profit has done a lot to let people look after animals full time.
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Whole countries are built for this purpose, it's just in cities, you can ignore that there are people behind the scenes working in fields to grow the used for your dinner everyday. You are taken away from reality a bit.

I like cities, you meet many interesting people and become more aware of the world not just of your world in your own bubble, I've met people from the countryside since I went to a boarding school over there and I was disgusted by the ignorance that some of the students in that school had.
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That's the longest I've seen you write on this forum. xD

Was born in the heart of the city... so I don't think I could get used to living outside of it. I like being able to go to big shopping centres. I watch a lot of horror movies, and freaky things always happen in the countryside xD like alien abduction.
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I live in vegas near the city. My opinion on it is there is nothing i would want to do there. No arcades that don't cost 1$ a game. No reason to walk in the street in crowds of people as a local. It's smoky everywhere you go.

So what do i think of cities?
Tourists need the city to have any fun. The area more near red rock is much better in my eyes though. We're all famous for the city so without it it makes you wonder what vegas would be without it. For me as a local though? I do not like it at all. Nothing to do there in my eyes. Everything's really expensive too. There are no reasons for me to go to cities usually. I hate big crowds and smokey air. I would probably hate living in a city like new york where you would have to take a subway.

Also have i ever found wally?
I'll take Wally as being Waldo and say i've seen waldo a lot of times. sorry if you were talking about something else.
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

That's the longest I've seen you write on this forum. xD

Was born in the heart of the city... so I don't think I could get used to living outside of it. I like being able to go to big shopping centres. I watch a lot of horror movies, and freaky things always happen in the countryside xD like alien abduction.


I have a theory about alien sightings that doesn't conflict with something the pirate queen said.

The definition of a UFO implies the observer doesn't know what they're looking at.
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I can't ever see myself not living in a city. I'd go insane.
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I think order is a good thing when it comes to humans and t doesn't necessarily impeach empowerment.
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I have been to a few cities in my lifetime. The 2 I've been to most in my life are Glasgow and Dundee. I lived in Dundee for about 6 months and I saw a total of 2 spiders in my 6 months there. That's an amazingly small number compared to my home town. Glasgow's spiders I don't recall.
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Well you did pretty much explain the exact reason why the cities were built in the first place. Increased income and controllable populace for the kings/emperors etc. The cities we live in now are only the continuation of the old ones, expanding to cover more people and increase the overall income of a country.

I am born and raised in the heart of the city, And I will probably always live in a city.

I tend to get some spiders and other things visiting now and then, but they are my friends. And there is something about waking up in the morning and listening to someone arguing in the street below, mixed in with the morning traffic.. It's relaxing
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Cities are just an aggregation of people and not some lurking sinister anthropomorphized entity torn between the realms of 'Brave New World" and "Animal Farm".As long as the spiders stay on the wall and not in your lap,it's a good day..
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I prefer to live in the Wilderness, away from.. people.
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I go to Chicago sometimes for fun, but I wouldn't ever live there. Cities are gross, stinky and there's garbage everywhere. I like going there for small visits in the summer though.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:
The definition of a UFO implies the observer doesn't know what they're looking at.


What about the people who said that they remembered being probed in funny places....
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when the SHTF the cities are the first to fall, i call them massive cemeteries. I hate being in them.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:
The definition of a UFO implies the observer doesn't know what they're looking at.


What about the people who said that they remembered being probed in funny places....


That's a matter for the police one way or another.
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