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The Lounge / Treasures
« on: February 22, 2021, 02:00:11 PM »
One of my sisters is moving in with me so I've been going through some of the things left from my grandma. So far I've found some ceramics and pottery from the 50s, a uranium glass dish, and a land grant for my great great great grandfather signed by Woodrow Wilson.

The Lounge / Are you all freezing?
« on: February 15, 2021, 05:32:45 PM »
I was just reading about all the power outages and looking at the pictures of snow. I hope you're all okay!

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Equitable Math
« on: February 14, 2021, 10:57:27 AM »

I've seen people talking about this and I thought this was for university professors, but apparently it is a workshop for middle school teachers. In middle school I took geometry, and algebra 1. It is about finding the correct answer and showing your work, which is obviously a tool of white supremacy!

Things which are tools of white supremacy  -

the belief that there is such a thing as being objective or ‘neutral'

Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuate objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.

They also think teachers should be introduced to ethnomathematics so they can see how math is used to uphold capitalism, imperialism, and racism.

What I don't understand about all this, is why are they so opposed to objective reality? All the critical theories reject objectivity. None of it makes any sense, and I am constantly baffled by the fact that so many are pushing all this postmodern crap.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Tech company governments
« on: February 06, 2021, 07:19:11 AM »

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Planned legislation to establish new business areas in Nevada would allow technology companies to effectively form separate local governments.

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a plan to launch so-called Innovation Zones in Nevada to jumpstart the state’s economy by attracting technology firms, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday.

The zones would permit companies with large areas of land to form governments carrying the same authority as counties, including the ability to impose taxes, form school districts and courts and provide government services.

The measure to further economic development with the “alternative form of local government” has not yet been introduced in the Legislature.

Sisolak pitched the concept in his State of the State address delivered Jan. 19. The plan would bring in new businesses at the forefront of “groundbreaking technologies” without the use of tax abatements or other publicly funded incentive packages that previously helped Nevada attract companies like Tesla Inc.

Sisolak named Blockchains, LLC as a company that had committed to developing a “smart city” in an area east of Reno after the legislation has passed.

The draft proposal said the traditional local government model is “inadequate alone” to provide the resources to make Nevada a leader in attracting and retaining businesses and fostering economic development in emerging technologies and industries.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development would oversee applications for the zones, which would be limited to companies working in specific business areas including blockchain, autonomous technology, the Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, wireless, biometrics and renewable resource technology.

Zone requirements would include applicants owning at least 78 square miles (202 square kilometers) of undeveloped, uninhabited land within a single county but separate from any city, town or tax increment area. Companies would have at least $250 million and plans to invest an additional $1 billion in their zones over 10 years.

The zones would initially operate with the oversight of their location counties, but would eventually take over county duties and become independent governmental bodies.

The zones would have three-member supervisor boards with the same powers as county commissioners. The businesses would maintain significant control over board membership.

The governor’s economic development office did not respond to questions about the zones Wednesday.

Giving corporations the power of govt seems like a great idea!  :o

The Lounge / Happy New Year!
« on: December 31, 2020, 03:30:57 PM »
I hope you are all careful tonight. Don't drink and drive. Don't let strangers breath on you.


Philosophy, Religion & Society / Nashville bombing
« on: December 26, 2020, 10:50:07 AM »

Sweeping communications outages continued to plague large swaths of Tennessee on Saturday after a recreational vehicle exploded early Christmas morning in downtown Nashville. Meanwhile, federal investigators are searching for clues after the explosion that damaged dozens of buildings.

Police emergency systems across Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as Nashville's COVID-19 community hotline, remained out of service due to an AT&T central office being affected by the blast. The building contained a telephone exchange, with network equipment in it - but the company has declined to say exactly how many people have been impacted.

Rumors are flying on Twitter, I've seen some Qanons blame it on the Dominion voting machines stuff already (of fucking course)

It's unclear if anyone died, I see some news outlets saying there may have been human remains found. 

The Lounge / Merry Christmas!
« on: December 23, 2020, 11:45:28 AM »
Hope you're all having a nice Christmas, even if you're not allowed to hug anyone or sing carols!

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Galactic Federation
« on: December 08, 2020, 05:51:22 AM »

Former Israeli space security chief says aliens exist, humanity not ready

This "Galactic Federation" has supposedly been in contact with Israel and the US for years, but are keeping themselves a secret to prevent hysteria until humanity is ready.

Has the State of Israel made contact with aliens?

According to retired Israeli general and current professor Haim Eshed, the answer is yes, but this has been kept a secret because "humanity isn't ready."

Speaking in an interview to Yediot Aharonot, Eshed – who served as the head of Israel's space security program for nearly 30 years and is a three-time recipient of the Israel Security Award – explained that Israel and the US have both been dealing with aliens for years.
And this by no means refers to immigrants, with Eshed clarifying the existence of a "Galactic Federation."

The 87-year-old former space security chief gave further descriptions about exactly what sort of agreements have been made between the aliens and the US, which ostensibly have been made because they wish to research and understand "the fabric of the universe." This cooperation includes a secret underground base on Mars, where there are American and alien representatives.
If true, this would coincide with US President Donald Trump's creation of the Space Force as the fifth branch of the US armed forces, though it is unclear how long this sort of relationship, if any, has been going on between the US and its reported extraterrestrial allies.

But Eshed insists that Trump is aware of them, and that he was "on the verge" of disclosing their existence. However, the Galactic Federation reportedly stopped him from doing so, saying they wished to prevent mass hysteria since they felt humanity needed to "evolve and reach a stage where we will... understand what space and spaceships are," Yediot Aharonot reported.
As for why he's chosen to reveal this information now, Eshed explained that the timing was simply due to how much the academic landscape has changed, and how respected he is in academia.
"If I had come up with what I’m saying today five years ago, I would have been hospitalized," he explained to Yediot. He added that "today, they’re already talking differently. I have nothing to lose. I’ve received my degrees and awards; I am respected in universities abroad, where the trend is also changing."

Eshed provided more information in his newest book, The Universe Beyond the Horizon – conversations with Professor Haim Eshed, along with other details such as how aliens have prevented nuclear apocalypses and "when we can jump in and visit the Men in Black." The book is available now for NIS 98.

While it is unclear if any evidence exists that could support Eshed's claims, they did come just ahead of a recent announcement by SpaceIL, the group behind Israel's failed attempt to land a spacecraft on the moon in 2019.


The Lounge / Happy Thanksgiving!
« on: November 25, 2020, 06:40:23 PM »
Hope you all have lots of good food.

Don't get the corone!

Philosophy, Religion & Society / The Great Reset
« on: November 16, 2020, 05:42:37 PM »
Let's talk about the globalist plan to build back better.

There is an urgent need for global stakeholders to cooperate in simultaneously managing the direct consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. To improve the state of the world, the World Economic Forum is starting The Great Reset initiative.

The Covid-19 crisis, and the political, economic and social disruptions it has caused, is fundamentally changing the traditional context for decision-making. The inconsistencies, inadequacies and contradictions of multiple systems –from health and financial to energy and education – are more exposed than ever amidst a global context of concern for lives, livelihoods and the planet. Leaders find themselves at a historic crossroads, managing short-term pressures against medium- and long-term uncertainties.

As we enter a unique window of opportunity to shape the recovery, this initiative will offer insights to help inform all those determining the future state of global relations, the direction of national economies, the priorities of societies, the nature of business models and the management of a global commons. Drawing from the vision and vast expertise of the leaders engaged across the Forum’s communities, the Great Reset initiative has a set of dimensions to build a new social contract that honours the dignity of every human being.

What could go wrong?

PARIS (AP) — A suspect shot dead by police after the beheading of a history teacher near Paris was an 18-year-old Chechen refugee unknown to intelligence services who posted a grisly claim of responsibility on social media minutes after the attack, officials said Saturday.

France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said authorities investigating the killing of Samuel Paty in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on Friday arrested nine suspects, including the teen’s grandfather, parents and 17-year-old brother.

Paty had discussed caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad with his class, leading to threats, police officials said. Islam prohibits images of the prophet, asserting that they lead to idolatry.

Idolatry is bad, but murder is okay.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Publisher or Platform?
« on: October 15, 2020, 06:30:19 AM »

Facebook and Twitter are publishers, not platforms.

Pass it on.

CC @jack @Twitter @Facebook @FCC @AjitPaiFCC @BrendanCarrFCC

This is in response to Twitter banning tweets linking to the NY Post article about Hunter Biden. Kayleigh McEnany (White House press secretary) was locked out of her acct, others have been banned. Facebook is also censoring this article.

The ban message she received -

Your account has been blocked. We have determined that this account violated the Twitter Rules. Specifically, for: Violating our rules against distribution of hacked material.

All this has only caused many more people to search for the article, I guess they never heard of the Streisand effect.

Anyway, yesterday I found out Twitter did the same thing to "Unity 2020" back in September. They banned the official Twitter acct, and did not allow links to their website. I have no idea why they didn't allow this, it's not racist, or any kind of phobic, or offensive, or calling for violence. You may not agree with their goals, but I can't see any reason for not allowing them to promote them.

So, have Twitter and Facebook become publishers?

The Lounge / Ruth Bader Ginsburg
« on: September 18, 2020, 04:59:52 PM »

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said in a statement.

RIP  :'(

Arts & Entertainment / Dune Movie
« on: September 10, 2020, 03:23:29 PM »

The trailer is fantastic. I cannot wait to see the movie!

The Lounge / Hurricane Laura
« on: August 26, 2020, 05:12:41 PM »
Looks like a monster. I hope anyone living in its path has evacuated.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Oh Florida
« on: August 19, 2020, 10:25:49 AM »

Laura Loomer, with Roger Stone in tow, wins Florida House Republican primary. She'll face Lois Frankel in November

WTF? I didn't even know she was running for anything here. Maybe she will handcuff herself to the doors of the state capital building.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Careful what you retweet!
« on: August 06, 2020, 12:44:09 PM »

A New Jersey police department is pursuing cyber harassment charges against five people in connection with a protest photo uploaded to Twitter in June. Complaints were served against the original tweeter and four other people who retweeted the message, alleging that they caused the officer to fear for the safety of his family.

It’s an unprecedented use of anti-harassment laws, coming amid a nationwide law enforcement backlash against anti-police brutality activism. If successful, the charges would add significant new risks to political activity on social media, a key element in the ongoing protest movements.

The Nutley Police Department filed its complaints in late July over a tweet posted during a June 26th protest. The now-deleted message included a photo of a masked on-duty police officer with a request that “If anyone knows who this bitch is throw his info under this tweet.” Because of the mask, the officer is not readily identifiable from the photograph, and there do not appear to be any replies revealing his identity.

The original poster and the retweeters are charged with cyber harassment, a fourth-degree felony punishable by up to 18 months in jail. Activist Georgana Sziszak, one of the retweeters, revealed the complaint in a GoFundMe campaign last week. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey confirmed its existence to The Verge, as did Sziszak’s attorney Alan Peyrouton. The Verge has also reviewed a copy of Sziszak’s summons.

(more at the link)

I do not have a lot of sympathy for the protesters anymore, but this is a stretch.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Beirut explosion
« on: August 04, 2020, 12:45:02 PM »

There are lots of videos from many different vantage points, I just chose a short one.

The Guardian's live up date page

Beirut explosion: more than 25 dead and 2,500 wounded, says Lebanon health minister

I read some speculation on Twitter that the explosion was in a fireworks warehouse. 

The Lounge / What's up Texas?
« on: July 26, 2020, 05:45:26 PM »

Hope none of you were in Hanna's path.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Social Engineering
« on: July 16, 2020, 12:02:00 PM »

Most of you probably heard about the Twitter hack yesterday, but I found the last paragraph of that article interesting.

Twitter said the breach took place after hackers gained access to internal tools by targeting a Twitter employee with social engineering. It also took the unusual step of disabling tweets from most verified accounts as it attempted to get a handle on the situation.

Is that just some weird way of saying a Twitter employee was tricked into giving control to a hacker?

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