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Apple Talk / Re: The Precipice
« on: July 18, 2019, 07:29:09 pm »
Yeah, good premise.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: July 18, 2019, 03:26:31 pm »
The average person has 4 limbs. You just have to be adventurous enough.

Hold on, isn't it, "The average person has less than four limbs"?

It depends on which definition of average you use.
The modal person has four.  The median person also has four.  The mean person has as many limbs as he can collect before the police catch up with him.

:golfclap:

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: July 18, 2019, 01:58:02 pm »
Is there anything Boise related worth doing?

I haven't figured out what that means.

They do have a zoo that lets you feed a bear.  I didn't get to do that.

They also have woods were you can feed mountain lions, but only once.  :)

The average person has 4 limbs. You just have to be adventurous enough.

Hold on, isn't it, "The average person has less than four limbs"?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Pelosi vs AOC feud
« on: July 15, 2019, 02:04:43 pm »
No, not at all. Iím saying put aside litmus tests, get the orange buffoon out of office. If he gets another 4 years, shitís gonna get worse.

You're acting like Trump is the cause, and not the symptom.

If, somehow, a Centrist Dem boots Trump, you think the GOP is gonna say, "ok, your turn"?

No, they'll go on a vicious attack, and the Centrist will compromise, which is another way of saying, "well, I guess some genocide is all right."

A Leftist president will fight like hell and give it right back to them. 

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Pelosi vs AOC feud
« on: July 12, 2019, 03:28:18 pm »
I read something that suggested it was a generational thing.  The old Dems remember when things were really progressing in the 70s, and when Reagan came in and demolished the party for decades, they saw it as pushback for "going too far to the left," and have spent the rest of their careers making sure that doesn't happen again... with the result that the GOP could do whatever the hell it wanted, and the Dems "tried to remain civil in the center".

The newer Dems have lived their entire lives seeing the GOP as tyrannical assholes while the Democrats cower in fear and making endless concessions to cruelty.  They have never known civility in federal politics, and now they're all, "fuck that".

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Principia Discussion / Re: Discordian Blessings and WMDs
« on: July 11, 2019, 05:29:55 pm »
Spake the prophet, "Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamp!"

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Apple Talk / Re: DRUGS 2: REVENGE OF THE DRUGS. PS: DRUGS
« on: July 09, 2019, 09:07:56 pm »
I mean, Gauguin is an amazing painter, but holy shit, his subject matter did not age well.

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High Weirdness / Re: ITT Mandela Effect fuckery biblical or otherwise
« on: July 09, 2019, 08:34:57 pm »
I've already heard more than enough. Do you really want to listen to it for the rest of your natural life?

You mean, over and over?

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Apple Talk / Re: DRUGS
« on: July 09, 2019, 08:32:47 pm »

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: July 09, 2019, 07:47:08 pm »
Your typing looks fine to me.

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High Weirdness / Re: ITT Mandela Effect fuckery biblical or otherwise
« on: July 09, 2019, 07:26:10 pm »
Tremolo ALL the vocals!

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Apple Talk / Re: DRUGS 2: REVENGE OF THE DRUGS. PS: DRUGS
« on: July 09, 2019, 01:17:17 pm »
I dunno.  I think Occams' Razor suggests there are smaller, more petty, and more basic motivations all pulling in different directions.

Xenophobia and racism played a part, since I think most of the non-alcoholic drugs weren't native to the "Western World" (I read somewhere that there are something like 120 psychoactive plants in the world, with only about 15 found naturally in Europe... and those are the nastier ones, like Belladonna and Ergot).  So you get the introduction of the idea of "exotic, foreign drugs used by degenerate brown people".  This carried over in the Americas, as you can see with the Jazz/Weed panic, and the Asian Opium dens.

There's also Conformity to Social Norms, so a person being drunk is "normal", but a person being stoned, or tripping, falls outside of typical expected behavior, leading to the conclusion something is "wrong" and that person is "anti-social".

Finally (not really finally, I just want to stop typing), there's financial motives, as shown by the oft-used story of how weed became criminalized in part due to paper manufacturers wanting to keep hemp products out of the market.

So it seems there's just a lot of shitty people who think shitty thoughts, and when you get enough of them together, it can start looking like conspiracy.

But really, it's just shitty.








also,

:deadthread:

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High Weirdness / Re: ITT Mandela Effect fuckery biblical or otherwise
« on: July 08, 2019, 07:04:29 pm »
In False Memory research, they call it the "sleeper effect"

Misinformation can create a false memory. Like if I said "Remember when the default forum theme was all pastels, titled 'Closet Homo in Key West'?" I've mislead you into imagining that totally fictional event.

At first, it's easy to distinguish the imaginary experience from your actual memory.

But over time, the mental little label decays. You stop being able to distinguish the imaginary experience from the memory. You assume the imaginary experience really happened. But that never happened.



You son of a bitch.

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Apple Talk / Re: PICS VIII: 10% LARGER THAN PICS VII
« on: July 02, 2019, 01:01:27 pm »
It's the only sensible choice.

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Apple Talk / Re: DRUGS
« on: July 02, 2019, 01:00:37 pm »
 :deadthread:

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