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Aneristic Illusions / Re: RP still not getting it
« on: Yesterday at 10:55:30 pm »
RP, have you ever checked any of your "facts" with a fact-checking site like Snopes.com? You might want to try it, its good for the soul

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: RP still not getting it
« on: Yesterday at 01:33:21 am »
Trump is better on at least two positions.  He's opposed to NAFTA and he's for leaving weed up to the states.  I voted for Clinton and I recognize that Trump is really awful, but claiming that he is not better than her in any way is false,  and leaves your arguements open to attack Nitpicking.
fixed that for you

NAFTA is a hugely complex area which has serious pros and cons but which isn't going to be improved by Trump's cackhanded bloviating; and weed??? WEED!!! get a fucking grip while you still can. We are all looking damnation full in the face and you are seriously bothered about whether the Armageddon Kid has a good policy on weed?   
also there is only one 'e' in argument [/nitpicking]

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: RP still not getting it
« on: December 08, 2016, 09:55:26 pm »
So you dont think the Clintons have any connections to Epstein? You dont think that Bill Clinton ever rode on Epsteins private jet? You dont think Clinton went out of her way to get someone off of human trafficking charges in Haiti after they kidnapped 33 kids?

I can go back in the thread and dig up the sources for any of these. Of course one of them involves wikileaks which are apparently fake now.

OK just for clarity. I am speaking for myself but I suspect my position isn't too far from what passes for a norm around here:
Yes the Clinton's have connections with Epstein, Bill and Epstein are friends. And yes Bill rode his private jet. Nobody is disputing that. However you are extrapolating from that that they are THEREFORE DEFINITELY and INDISPUTABLY involved in Epstein's child abuse. However only one alleged victim of Bill Clinton on Orgy Island has turned up and it is provable that he was not present in the timeframe of the allegations. Does it look potentially dodgy? yes, and it certainly should be investigated if there is well grounded evidence, but 1[ Bill was not standing for President and 2] This is Billy the Willy Clinton, does it not strike you as odd that there in not one potential victim being touted by the gutter press, nor was even one found by the Trump camp who really scraped the bottom of the barrel using Bill's checkered past to tarnish Hillary's potential future?

and Yes as I have already explained to you in some detail Hillary did go out of her way to get someone off of human trafficking charges in Haiti after they kidnapped 33 kids. Because that was part of her job. Somebody has to protect stupid American religious nuts who think that they know best because Gawd is on their side [Gawd is American you know] and decide that it is a perfectly valid idea to go steal cute little kids from their families by telling them that they are going to be "cared for" without explaining that they are signing away their offspring to be rehomed like litters of sweet puppies with good Christian people in Amurrica. It was Hillary's job; she was the name in the frame, she was the responsible US representative on the spot whose job it was to extricate these idiot Americans from the shit they had gotten themselves into.

And just in case you haven't got the message yet YES I READ THE WIKILEAKS STUFF, ok. It is what it is. It is a bunch of someone's private emails. I read them critically. And let me put this as clearly and as kindly as I can. That is what educated people do. It is nothing special, it is not rocket science or brain surgery but it is what the literate classes do. We spend years in universities and colleges reading. In the UK that is the correct terminology for studying for a degree. For example I read Behavioural Sciences. And we don't just read to memorise what we are given. The educated reader does not passively consume what is given to them. They read, they discuss, they critique, they challenge established wisdom. They write lots of papers in which they compare and contrast competing ideas, and they don't get good marks if they can't give a nuanced view of the things they have read and haven't looked at both sides of an argument. At the end of the process they are able to read, assimilate, and evaluate materials. You could try it. Just try looking at both sides of the argument before you make an evaluation.

PS Wikileaks are not fake but they really don't say what you think they do.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: RP still not getting it
« on: December 08, 2016, 08:18:22 pm »
Sorry, you lose, because I'm sure I'm not the only person on the forum who actually DID read the wikileaks stuff. And I evaluated the material on its own merits and not through the lens of some feverish wild-eyed anti-Hillary commentator or some right-wing echo chamber just jizzing their pants at their own misreading of the material. If I remember you were pretty hyper when you started crowing about crooked Hillary and her public/private views and that unforgettable moment when you thought she had been caught out in a child prostitution ring. That line of utter bull has resulted in a gun toting dickwad firing his weapon inside a family oriented pizzeria. Score one for American family values.

I was not the only one who tried to counter your hysteria with an alternate view / interpretation but it quickly became obvious that you were immune to any reasoned arguments that were put forward. The majority of your material comes from youtube, so it has most likely already been contaminated by partisan bullshit before you pass it on. Its like the worlds worst game of chinese whispers. Learn to do your own analysis. Seriously. It may not change your politics but it might stop you being such a dick. Sincerely.

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And now Greg Lake as died; fuck this year, that's 2/3 of my favourite band eaten by 20fucking16

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I wish my calendar would quit trying to video call me.
Maybe it wants to date?

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Beyond the wall / Re: PICS VIII: 10% LARGER THAN PICS VII
« on: December 07, 2016, 09:40:53 pm »

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: RP still not getting it
« on: December 05, 2016, 10:52:59 pm »
Food is food?

I might possibly be an idiot.
Not while the Donald is still alive. The competition will kill ya

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Beyond the wall / Re: Academia Ghetto Thread
« on: December 04, 2016, 02:28:22 am »
I love students . . . but I couldn't eat a whole one

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Beyond the wall / Re: Welcome to Discordia
« on: December 02, 2016, 12:24:00 am »
[snip] Point still stands. You were all wrong about Trump. Despite being completely wrong none of you are any less smug. Have you ever stopped and thought about why you failed to see Trump coming?

NB This post is in the wrong thread. It should be in the thread entitled
   
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Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.

oh, wait, . . . yeah a thread which has been running since August 04, 2015. So, did a majority of the folks around here want there to be a Democrat victory - yes, that's probably true. But you are going so much further than that and claiming that there was spell cast across the forum which blinded everyone from assessing the progress of the electoral process realistically. Calling bullshit on that one. The sad thing is that around here the ability to face up to Awful Truths is painfully high.

I live in hope that people aren't damn stupid enough to take obvious generalizations at completely face value. Also actually go back and look at the thread. The two people I am talking to right now both were in the "Trump is impossible" camp. Nigel was making posts all the way to the end about how Trump was doomed.

Links or it didn't happen. Also this is STILL in the wrong thread

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Beyond the wall / Re: Welcome to Discordia
« on: December 02, 2016, 12:20:35 am »

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Beyond the wall / Re: Welcome to Discordia
« on: December 02, 2016, 12:17:55 am »
[snip] Point still stands. You were all wrong about Trump. Despite being completely wrong none of you are any less smug. Have you ever stopped and thought about why you failed to see Trump coming?

NB This post is in the wrong thread. It should be in the thread entitled
   
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Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.

oh, wait, . . . yeah a thread which has been running since August 04, 2015. So, did a majority of the folks around here want there to be a Democrat victory - yes, that's probably true. But you are going so much further than that and claiming that there was spell cast across the forum which blinded everyone from assessing the progress of the electoral process realistically. Calling bullshit on that one. The sad thing is that around here the ability to face up to Awful Truths is painfully high.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: I need someone smarter than me to parse this
« on: December 01, 2016, 07:01:08 pm »
I think he's just another phlogiston salesman. I read his piece then looked at his TED talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/donald_hoffman_do_we_see_reality_as_it_is?share=1dfeab9462

"Brains and neurons have no causal powers [ . . . ] Brains and neurons are a species specific set of symbols; they are a hack" [c. 17:30]

Only one hack in this piece, and that would be Dr Hoffman.

Also, This thread needs more barstools



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Beyond the wall / Re: Space dogs
« on: November 28, 2016, 05:42:25 pm »
I'm looking into the not too distant future and seeing a SpaceBus [executive class only] with TRUMP on the side. It is not a comforting thought.It wouldn't be conspicuously better if it said VIRGIN, either.

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Principia Discussion / Re: An affordable copy of Zenarchy?
« on: November 28, 2016, 05:38:45 pm »
My thoughts exactly.

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