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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: "Alone in universe"
« on: Today at 11:12:23 AM »
Yep.

I just never like spurious stats, like "92%", attached.

See ther methodology. Then you might call it "spurious". Denial is ignorance
You could change a few assumptions and get any number you wanted. 

It is not falsifiable, it's just a bit of fun for geeks.

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I think this is all probably true, however I'm not convinced it would have made an enormous difference.   Saved some lives, but not by orders of magnitude.
Maybe, maybe not.  But at least it would have shown some actual leadership from our "leaders".
Agreed.  And any lives saved would have been lives saved.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: "Alone in universe"
« on: Today at 07:57:35 AM »
Yep.

I just never like spurious stats, like "92%", attached.

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I think this is all probably true, however I'm not convinced it would have made an enormous difference.   Saved some lives, but not by orders of magnitude.

You would also face the fact that Trump voters would consider here a murdering criminal trying to bring in a NWO via her lock downs and masks.  They would have rebelled en masse, probably worse than they are now.

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You guys are dumb. Trump threw away Americas pandemic response plans and preparedness. He turned wearing masks into a badge for the dems. He's spouted conspiracy nonsense and does his hardest to promote anti science BS.

America would not be in the shit if it had leadership and a plan. Something anyone, even Hillary could have delivered on. Would you have death? Sure. Would you have 230K+ and a million new infections every fortnight? I doubt it
Trump is an absolute clusterfuck, but we really can't say whether it would have been different under different leaders - I suspect it might have been less, but not by a long way.  I think how badly a country gets hit in the first place, then deals with is down to a ton of factors, the leader in place just one of them.  Especially in the USA, where individual states have great autonomy. 

There are very significant cultural reasons as to how a country reacts to a pandemic, which is often just reflected in the leadership.  In the UK, for example, it looks like only about 10% of people who are meant to be isolating do it properly.  In Asian countries I bet that figure is in the 90s.  Public health and reaction to communicable diseases is taken much more seriously by the people, whatever the leader in place.

Western countries have inherent difficulties in dealing with the pandemic.

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But mandating wearing masks and social distancing etc if everyone did it would be almost as effective in slowing the spread as if we had a vaccine
There is no evidence for that.  We don't even know how effective masks are, they might well turn out to be largely theatre, at least the way they are used.  Then they are still not an end game, we can't wear masks and socially distance for ever.  A vaccine or some kind of naturally built up heard immunity is the only way out.

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The leaders in Australia took it seriously and that's why I can enjoy life and business pretty much as usual.
I'm sure you did a good job, but lots of other countries leaders took it super seriously and still got absolutely hammered, so it's difficult to draw hard conclusions.  France had one of the hardest lockdowns in the world with police patrolling the streets and lots of people getting fined.  They are still back up shit street again.

Making direct comparisons between places like Australia, New Zealand and the USA is just silly.  There are so many differences between NZ and USA, not just one has the lovely Jacinda and the other the despicable Trump.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: "Alone in universe"
« on: Today at 05:59:41 AM »
This paper finds out that with curret knowelage we are 92% sure we are NOT only civilisation universe will have.
It's just speculation, whichever way you cut it.

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Christ, barring WW2 America has lost more people than every war/conflict over the last 120 years. By February next year half a million in America may be dead.  That is the legacy of Trump.
How many do you think it would have been under Clinton, or any other leader?  Personally I think it would have similar.    What does your modelling tell you?


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A vaccine is no guarantee either by the way. There never has been a vaccine against a corona style virus. Banking on an effective one is a huge gamble
It's not a gamble when it's your only recourse. Herd immunity is literally the only end game.  This will hopefully be in the form of a vaccine, otherwise it's by enough of the population catching it naturally.

Lock downs and all the other measures are there as delaying tactics until a vaccine is released.  We do them to stop our health systems from being overwhelmed and to hopefully save enough of the vulnerable until such a time as we can get them vaccinated. 

How else do you think this will end?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Qanon Conspiracy
« on: October 27, 2020, 12:43:47 PM »
60 million Americans have cast their votes, but Iím sure the time just isnít quite right to release these mountains evidence.
Indeed.  And probably about time for Trump to pull the trigger and fold up this international peado ring. 

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Personal Message Timeout
« on: October 24, 2020, 05:08:25 AM »
This is exactly why I bring my own medical supplies to the doctor's.
Save even more money by being your own doctor.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: October 23, 2020, 07:40:40 AM »
Mitch has just been bar fighting.  He looks like the type.

In that he tried to fight a bar.

That, or he's an actual zombie.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: October 22, 2020, 01:08:58 PM »
No matter who wins it's gonna be chaos... well more chaos.
Which means the Russians and the Chinese win.

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The Lounge / Re: No Bad Words in Titles . . .
« on: October 22, 2020, 01:06:49 PM »
Aye, hopefully nothing. 

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: October 22, 2020, 11:22:06 AM »
I can't watch that shit, it's just too painful.

He's such a whiny little child.  "You didn't ask Biden that, meh meh meh"

Who cares what anyone asks Biden.  You're the fucking president, answer the question.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Qanon Conspiracy
« on: October 22, 2020, 10:02:27 AM »
Winter is coming, true fact.
Does that even happen in Florida?

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Flat Earth General / Re: Is Google supressing us?
« on: October 22, 2020, 06:58:14 AM »
It's is totally owned by Verizon, there is no stock.


Not sure how many grannies are left - according to the wiki is does all sorts of other stuff for the parent company

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOL#Products_and_services


On the other hand, I'm not entirely sure in what sense it is still AOL.    :P

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Flat Earth General / Re: Is Google supressing us?
« on: October 22, 2020, 06:01:07 AM »
AOL is actually still going strong, believe it or not.   Verizon bought it for over $4B a few years ago.

Not quite the masters of the universe they once thought they were....but still.

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They get to keep their money and stay out of prison.
It's the American Way*!





*Warning: only applies if you're white and rich.  Other users may experience different outcomes.  Always read the small print.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Qanon Conspiracy
« on: October 22, 2020, 02:35:22 AM »

Q was ringing the bell on Jeffrey Epstein in 2017, long before he was arrested in 2019.
He was first arrested and charged in 2006 and a journalist at the Miami Herald has been reporting on him since then.

He also had civil cases against him in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.  All "Q" had to do was read the newspaper - it doesn't demonstrate much insider knowledge, does it?


So, when will these mass arrests of Dems start?  Why only dems and what actual crimes will they be charged with?   If it's treason, then on what basis?


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Sure, but if mass arrests started of the big players you wouldn't really personally have access to the evidence the government is using and would assume that the government is framing them. You wouldn't feel comfortable just waiting it out for months or years until the cases concluded.
Riiiight.  But because some Chuck guy tweeted about a dead pigeon everyone will be fine with the end of democracy in America?  You are making less sense than usual, which is something.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Qanon Conspiracy
« on: October 22, 2020, 02:33:17 AM »
Q was ringing the bell on Jeffrey Epstein in 2017, long before he was arrested in 2019.
He was first arrested and charged in 2006 and a journalist at the Miami Herald has been reporting on him since then.

He also had civil cases against him in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.  All "Q" had to do was read the newspaper - it doesn't demonstrate much insider knowledge, does it?


So, when will these mass arrests of Dems start?  Why only dems and what actual crimes will they be charged with?   If it's treason, then on what basis?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: October 21, 2020, 01:20:16 PM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Qanon Conspiracy
« on: October 21, 2020, 01:00:42 PM »
The way I've heard is is that the purpose of Q is informing the public
Why not just say it?  This has got to be the poorest way of "informing the public" I've ever heard of.  It's a confusing, cryptic mess.

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so that when the mass arrests start the people will have a working theory and background for why those mass arrests are taking place.
In a democracy, with concepts like "rule of law" the public don't need some "working theory" (which seems to involve pigeons and storms or something) or background.  You have to have a reason to arrest and charge someone.  They need to be charged with specific crimes then be presumed innocent until shown guilty in court and judged by their peers.

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If the government/military suddenly just started arresting what are apparently "political opponents" people wouldn't accept that and it might cause violence and a civil war against the government.
Errm, mass arrests without probably cause should lead to protest and civil unrest.  What you are describing is the end of democracy and the start of a dictatorship.

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Q appears aware that rogue agencies are monitoring his posts.
Just the "rogue" agencies then?

This thing is more stupid than I ever suspected.


Can you tell us who will be subject to these mass arrests, their crimes and who will be doing the arresting?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Qanon Conspiracy
« on: October 21, 2020, 08:29:07 AM »
Maybe if you hold his tweets over a candle flame you will be able to see the secret messages he's written for you in lime juice?

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Flat Earth General / Re: Talk of gravitational lensing
« on: October 21, 2020, 07:26:03 AM »
Most FE "models" don't accept gravity.  As the whole, err, flat earth thing has issues if gravity exists...


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Flat Earth General / Re: What would change your mind?
« on: October 21, 2020, 07:11:14 AM »
All you can say is you "believe what I believe" and nothing will change your mind, so why are you even asking?
Because he likes the dance.

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Flat Earth General / Re: Is Google supressing us?
« on: October 21, 2020, 05:19:23 AM »
Obviously i'm not an expert, but  planned obsolescence is.
In an expert??

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Flat Earth General / Re: What would change your mind?
« on: October 21, 2020, 05:18:34 AM »
So there you have it, a self-confessed genius who needs things dumbed down all the time.
Yeah, but he got very rich after inventing a "diving implement".  So there is that.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: October 21, 2020, 05:06:14 AM »

I'm fine having other people's grandchildren suffer to pay for my shit.


Vote Trump then.  Both federal and private household debt is rising faster than ever under him. 

He hasn't cut spending, he's just cut taxes, mainly to corporations and the well off.  If you genuinely give a shit about other people's grandchildren, then vote for someone who will put taxes up so the current generation pays their way, which they certainly aren't doing right now and haven't for a long time.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Qanon Conspiracy
« on: October 21, 2020, 01:29:07 AM »

All of this makes sense now.  This is very interesting.  Apparently qanon people believe that Trump's spelling is intentional and that he's not a total moron.  I'm going to have to ponder this.
Hopefully for not very long.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The essence of the facts
« on: October 20, 2020, 06:29:51 AM »
except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments.
So what you are saying is that women should only flash their tits at family members and their slaves?

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Flat Earth General / Re: What would change your mind?
« on: October 20, 2020, 01:49:41 AM »
Sounds to me this is a classic case of Scepti being 'indoctrinated' by his uncle.
Fun fact:  scepti's uncle is a North Korean dissident.    His family fled the regime and made their home in the UK.

I mean, it's the most believable thing he's said, so why not?
I had hope for you,  Jimmy.
You did?  In what sense?


Do you now deny that you claimed your family were North Korean dissidents?

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I was taken to England to live when I was 17. My mother is English, my Father was NK and a brilliant scientist in his field and also a exceptional inventor.
I was a rich family kid and learned a lot from my Father and grandfather and uncle, who is also here in England and who is also an exceptional scientist and inventor, which is how I set up my business, with his help.

I was what people would be called, fortunate as I have no money worries and have given a lot ot the needy, including a helicopter that I refused to fly in again after a mishap, of which I had repaired at my own expense before handing it over to a worthy cause, who auctioned it off for £10,000. Am I bragging? Yes, I suppose I am -  but I don't mean to.
Ok, I'm bragging.
Does it make my life less stressful? No, because I'm always thinking and always overseeing matters, even though I'm physically less involved in the business.

If there's anything else you need to know, just ask. If you want to, you can spend your time trying to trip me up. I welcome it.

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