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Messages - Mesozoic Mister Nigel

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https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/759191265988653056

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Hillary Clinton should not be given national security briefings in that she is a lose cannon with extraordinarily bad judgement & insticts.

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lose cannon with extraordinarily bad judgement & insticts

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lose cannon

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insticts

I like how his method is to simply say things and hope people believe them. And then, somehow, people do.

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I have a certain group of friends trying really hard to convince me to waste my vote writing in bernie.

I just don't understand.  Nobody likes Clinton, but how is keeping Trump away from political power not the #1 goal of this election???

People have gotten pretty mad at me for posting my opinion on that. I find them horrifying, in a DEAR GOD IS THAT GRANDMA WHY IS SHE COVERED IN LEECHES HOW ARE THERE SO MANY LEECHES kind of way, and they find me rude.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: I wanna be a student, too!
« on: Yesterday at 02:47:16 pm »
Butterfly effect, Lyapunov Exponents, Bifurcations. Fun!

Amazingly enough, very little math needed to figure this stuff out.  Though I'm really leaning towards digging in to the Khan Academy stuff to get back into algebra and calculus.

This sounds pretty awesome!

I have no idea what I'm taking this Fall. The classes I registered for are essentially no longer applicable, but I can't register for graduate classes yet because I'm not in the system as a grad student yet.

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Oh, look, a hate-filled delusional shitnugget.

How charming.

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She stopped practicing (and teaching) in 2006.

She should really know better, then, unless she was already deep into woo at that point.

None of which makes me feel like she would be a good political leader. She's just not... sharp enough.

The only thing I can think of is that it is extreme pandering towards the aforementioned lunatic section of the population.  Not only was she teaching, she was doing so at Harvard Medical School.  I'd imagine in that kind of environment you'd have to be competitive, simply because the name alone confers the kind of prestige some people would actually, let alone academically, kill you for.

That actually makes the most sense of anything, because she's not stupid. So she's just pandering to the stupid because she thinks it will win her votes. Another day, another politician, I guess.

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She stopped practicing (and teaching) in 2006.

She should really know better, then, unless she was already deep into woo at that point.

None of which makes me feel like she would be a good political leader. She's just not... sharp enough.

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Even her opinions on things she's qualified to have an opinion about (ie; as a medical physician) she's wrong or at the very least pandering to the conspiratorial loony left (homeopathy research and the dangers of vaccines are being suppressed by Big Pharma?!?!), so I'm not surprised.

It kind of makes me wonder how long ago she stopped keeping up with scientific literature. She has a background that implies she should understand it, yet her policies seem to indicate that she either doesn't understand or, more likely, doesn't keep up with it.

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Apparently calling Jill Stein and her party, or rather just homeopaths and anti-vaccers stupid voices that don't warrant being given a voice in the greater political process means I get unfriended. :lulz:

Jill Stein is the Dunning-Krugerest candidate. She has strong opinions on things she has zero qualification to have opinions about at all.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: One Community
« on: July 28, 2016, 10:36:56 pm »
A note: Jae, we are not attacking because we want to tear your project down. We are probing for relevant information because you have caught our interest. The questions that are being asked here are questions that your organization should have answers to, as they are questions that any serious potential partner or donor will ask.

If this organization is more than just a website fueled by youthful pipe dreams, you will want and need to be prepared to answer these kinds of questions. You will want to prepare a real, professional CV with names, dates, and references, that tells prospective partners who you are and what your experience is. I have a degree in sustainability, among others, and there are many existing communities out there in the world that are doing similar things to what you would like to accomplish, but on a small scale. That is something that you will probably need to do - or at least to visit to gain experience and references - before you are able to convince donors to give you money to buy land. Just saying "I have lots of experience doing this" is not enough; you need to detail your experience in a professional way.

I like your ideas, but I have to tell you, right now your website looks like children playacting.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: One Community
« on: July 28, 2016, 10:23:00 pm »
http://www.onecommunityglobal.org/jae-sabol

I articulated the goal and began the organization process but the project really isn't about me. We've had well over 200 volunteers contribute to the designs and development to this point. These are the most notable: http://www.onecommunityglobal.org/collaborators/ There are many others who donated time anonymously or have contributed significantly with their questions, input, resource suggestions, or comments. This forum is a great example of that, leading to the changes in the homepage and Overview page. All questions and comments we receive by email or social media are also integrated when helpful.

That's not really a CV: it doesn't detail your experience in any meaningful way. It is very, very vague, and just says that you have all this experience without actually outlining any of it at all. There are no names, dates, position titles, responsibilities, or accomplishments listed, as one would expect of a professional CV. One of the things that I am having a hard time with regarding your project has nothing to do with any concern that it's a scam, but rather, that it seems very pie-in-the-sky; much more like you are designing a fantasy role-playing game than an actual community that will manifest in real life. The fact that you have plans for a whole city, but haven't actualized so much as a pilot community, makes it seem much more like playacting than a serious endeavor.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: Roger
« on: July 28, 2016, 10:15:02 pm »
Nah, it's alright. I'm done here. I know how you guys get once blood's in the water. Enjoy your forum.

Not really, it sounds like you had an argument with roger and ech, which is your own business, however as someone on the outside looking in, this thread feels more like a tantrum based on frustration then anything else.

No one (should be) taking sides here, but some of us are worried about you dimo, you are a good guy and its not nice to see you in this state.

This.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: Roger
« on: July 28, 2016, 03:41:23 am »
In the future I will assume that people who ask what's going on don't really want to know.   :lulz:

I was curious as dimos stuff here was generally pretty good.  To me, the various pro/anti stances are pretty irrelevant as the entire cycle has been based around how awful the other candidate is. From the nominations onwards it's just been shit flinging and it's quite disturbing to see people this split over the 2 man con.

Surely there are better hobbies than attacking/defending and old white man/woman.

There's also a few lessons in communication and the art of persuasion in this thread. Mainly by lack of example.

Thanks for giving me the benefit of the doubt. I got tired of old white dudes screaming at everyone, and when I said something, I was marked for death by the TGRR hive-mind.

Well, you've not done much to earn it, you know? It's not like I'm privy to anything beyond this thread so it very much looks like a crazy guy screaming. Chill out and human up a bit dude. The monkey seems to be driving the man.

I don't think Junky is wrong, here. Maybe take a day or so off this topic.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: One Community
« on: July 28, 2016, 03:39:24 am »
Yes, two friends went and spent a month living and working there.

Cool. What other hands-on research did you do before starting this endeavor? Is there a link to your CV on your website somewhere?

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And while I'm here

http://uk.businessinsider.com/russia-internet-trolls-and-donald-trump-2016-7?r=US&IR=T

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Russia's troll factories were, at one point, likely being paid by the Kremlin to spread pro-Trump propaganda on social media.

That is what freelance journalist Adrian Chen, now a staff writer at The New Yorker, discovered as he was researching Russia's "army of well-paid trolls" for an explosive New York Times Magazine exposť published in June 2015.

"A very interesting thing happened," Chen told Longform's Max Linsky in a podcast in December.

"I created this list of Russian trolls when I was researching. And I check on it once in a while, still. And a lot of them have turned into conservative accounts, like fake conservatives. I don't know what's going on, but they're all tweeting about Donald Trump and stuff," he said.

I knew this election cycle was going to be funny. I just didn't realize HOW funny.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: One Community
« on: July 28, 2016, 01:06:52 am »
Have you looked into Arcosanti? http://arcosanti.org/

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