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'murica 9 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
It’s an easy position to take. We are talking about a massive and complicated convergence of systems- a planet, and asking for iron clad proof is asinine. What do you expect them to do- Seed a neighboring Earth like planet with green houses gassed and monitor it for several eons while controlling the emissions so that they can show unequivocally the results? What’s the test case that would provide satisfactory “proof” for such a complex system as a planet? We don’t need to believe in “climate change” to know that- in simple English- pollution is bad. It’s bad for people and all organisms, and there is proof of that. We know we need to cut emissions and pollution even IF climate change were a crock of shit, so the end result is the same. And “because they have an advantage” is not a good reason. If another world power started using concentration camps or slaves for labor that wouldn’t justify us saying “well, to be competitive we have to do it too....”
Remember that time I made a post and you thought I was a bot? 6 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
My lord. They are getting smarter. Quickly: click on only the parts of this reply that have pictures of street signs in them.....
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guest_ · 2 hours ago
Maybe.... if your primary concern, and the best reason you can think of to do anything is to attract people or get attention... you aren’t doing so well either? Maybe there’s more to succeeding in life than cars or looks or sex or dating? Maybe... there’s not? Maybe success in life is what you determine it is. Maybe- you’re successful if you have what you want out of life, if you’re happy with how you got what you have, maybe you’re successful simply if you don’t have regrets? Or maybe... it’s none of that and success in life is just about passing your genes, or about what you give back in service to the world, your species, your family... who knows? If you’re happy in life- if you have what you want and you sleep soundly, who am I to say? Maybe there is no success in life, only moments of success and moments of failure, and in the end- life isn’t something one can succeed at. If “success” in life is survival- we all fail that eventually. Just do your best to be happy and let others be
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But usually it is a limited vocabulary 6 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
Well said.
Dr. Jordan Peterson everybody 21 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
.. wannabe hard sci fi pop stuff- they can consult experts and have great writers and throw words and theories around that only a handful of people on earth could recognize and demonstrate why, while it sounds and seems plausible on the surface even to those with some knowledge of science- it’s just bullshit meant to tell a story- a morality play at its heart most of the time. So from what I see- that is what he is at best. A man who used inconsistent logic and applies inconsistent principals to actions and beliefs as suits him, because he’s telling a story from an emotional place to appease the emotions of people who aren’t like minded, but for all the trappings of intellectualism- in the end he’s a well spoken morning radio dj who doesn’t like things that challenge his place in society, and is terrified (and probably strangely aroused) by totalitarian boogie men.
Dr. Jordan Peterson everybody 21 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
.... but each carefully chosen conceit is a barb- either propping up the side he is actually advocating, or backhandedly insulting the side he seems to be making concessions to- or sometimes both at once. He uses a lot of emotional language, emotional concepts and appeals, each designed to engage a listener on an emotional level. Movies like Armageddon- they are somewhat terrible. I love Armageddon. It’s virtue is that it does such a good job (for me anyway), of applying the right stimuli and pulling emotional parlor tricks that I am too engaged to sit there pickin at its inaccuracies, plot holes and complete implausobilitoes and near impossibilities. I WANT to see a group of rejected rough neck “Everymen” go into space on an adventure. I WANT to see love and sacrifice and staunch human determination overcome impossible odds. So I see it. I go for the ride, and I leave knowing it was fiction. An emotional hand job designed to play at my inner nature and desires. Star Trek, most...
Dr. Jordan Peterson everybody 21 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
Thank you. I’ve seen things from and about him- interviews, quotes, articles, I’ve never followed the man in any sense. After watching that link I can say more or less what I would have said. He is passionate- he believes what he says and is invested. He is articulate, educated, and has skills in writing and speaking. He says some things that make sense, some I can agree with in whole or part- but his logic is ultimately not self consistent, and he basis his conclusions on highly subjective and easily challenged opinions. He is very good at sounding like he’s “straight shooting” by disguising the agenda he is promoting behind what seek like genuinely concessions or “hard truths,” building a credibility one loses when they simply rant about how terrible something is. The “3 star review-“ because 1 Star is usually a useless rant and 5 can be a bot- but 3, people listen because it’s ballanced....
But usually it is a limited vocabulary 6 comments
guest_ · 6 hours ago
The argument is classically put something like: “people only use curse words when they don’t know a better word to use.” That’s somewhat true in many ways. But even if you have the entirety of several increasingly obscure dictionaries memorized- there sometimes isn’t a better or more succinct way to express an emotion than to curse. In fact- like a cat at the theater, the best material in the world is wasted if it fails to connect to the audience. While you may certainly have more precise, descriptive, or creative ways to express an idea, the curse word may be exactly the tone your audience will respond to. Curse words by their nature are akin to linguistic emotion. Their often graphic or basal roots have deep significance in a culture, and their status as inappropriate often comes from civility, the social “clothing” we wear to hide our “nakedness” as raw humans. There is an “honesty” to them that can often be seen as cutting through to the “true spirit” of a sentiment.
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This is your planet on drugs 2 comments
guest_ · 7 hours ago
In fairness- the statement “this is real satalite imagery from NASA” could well be true. The images in the composite may well have been NASA satellite images that were combined. Being “True” does not make a thing accurate, and it is entirely possible to use only true facts, and even accuracy and precision, but present them in a misleading way.
Dr. Jordan Peterson everybody 21 comments
guest_ · 8 hours ago
Oh don’t get me wrong. The NYT article and ones like it are written with a palpable bias and leaning to sensationalism. A hypocracy of a group accusing “popular intellectuals” of leaning to popular over intellectual, opposite sides of the same coin, one smug in liberal superiority and the other smug in conservative superiority- both claiming to be “champions of the people” while in truth each are advocates of a narrow demographic while trying to advertise their ideas as in service of all people. That doesn’t make the Dr. good to say these detractors are just as bad as he in principal. It also doesn’t mean that he can’t have some nuggets of logic just as his detractors have some good logical criticisms of him. We take people as a whole, and on the whole- not for one or two aspects or arguments, this man is 2 plumbs short of a fruitcake.
Dr. Jordan Peterson everybody 21 comments
guest_ · 17 hours ago
I dunnoh. Statements like: “Violent attacks are what happens when men do not have partners, and society needs to work to make sure those men are married. ‘The cure for that is monogamy. That’s actually why monogamy emerges,” really make me think he might just be an unbiased and factual commenter of science. His assertion that debating women is more difficult for him than debating men because he “can’t hit them <women>” clearly shows he’s no chauvinist- but an enlightened lover of females. Of course... since a great deal of his rhetoric is how political correctness and “special treatment” harm the groups they supposedly serve (so by saying he won’t hit women isn’t that sort of against his own code...?) but anyhow- Just because he believes that Economic Marxist’s were defeated in the Cold War and so secretly infiltrated education and are trying to enact a Marxist totalitarian conspiracy using higher education to brainwash people doesn’t mean he’s somehow questionable.
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Gotta love these classic pokemons! 10 comments
guest_ · 18 hours ago
Oak: “come play with me in the lab My boy, I’ve been working so much on my Pokédex project we haven’t seen much of each other. You’d like that wouldn’t you?..”
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Oak: “I did it, just in time. Now Giovani will continue to fund my research. Look- a meowth that understands human words, Meowth- this is James. Say hello to James.”
Meowth: “James...”
James:“It’s ok Meowth...”
*meowth pulls a pokeball from james belt.
Meowth“Ja- brother....”
James: “Professor.... when did you say your wife disappeared again... it was about the time you made your first Pokémon that could understand human words wasn’t it...”
Professor: “....”
Too late. It’s head cannon now.
And Giovanna says he has a way to turn Meowth back- but he’ll need a lot of energy. The kind only a very special Pikachu can produce...
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For those who don't know how big Australia is 24 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
Six total- or six species?
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He isn't wrong 9 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
@this_isntme- a very good point. What’s more- there isn’t a really “proof positive” way to say how many accidents truly involved distracted driving, a certain number would go unreported as distracted driving, and a certain number of those reported as “distracted driving” as the cause would be misreported or assumed that it was a distraction- especially in fatal accidents where records or other means are used to reach the conclusion. You shouldn’t text and drive... or eat and drive... talk and drive.... really... to be perfectly safe no man or machine should drive. But in a sort of “happy medium” it’s certainly not likely going to help you drive safer or better to be on your phone while operating a land missile feet or inches away from other humans and solid objects.
He isn't wrong 9 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
... a dispassionate and unbiased critique for instance, giving the positive and negative aspects of a thing- it is not an insult or a compliment necessarily- just the closest thing to truth the observer knows on the subject, yet most people will either take it positively or negatively based on their own views. Tell someone that theor performance in be was adequate. See how it goes. There’s nothing wrong with adequate. It is sufficient in quality and quantity, content and resolution. You do not require and may not desire much more than adequate, and few things are always terrible or exceptional. Yet- tell a person they are an adequate lover or spouse and see how that goes... there are other examples of course. The point stands though- human beings tend to gravitate to a subjective reality, often where they are central to their model of the universe- and given our limited perspective of only seeing the world as ourselves- that is somewhat inherent to the condition of humanity.
He isn't wrong 9 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
... few people are intuitively able to conceive and understand math in the real world. Las Vegas or any of the casinos and analogs world wide are prime examples. If people were better at math, these places wouldn’t be in business- or not nearly as profitable at least. Most people think that 50/50 are good odds! Those are terrible odds. It isn’t even that a majority of people don’t, at least on some level, have the concepts of science and statistics that shape the world around them, even the most well educated or intelligent people can easily get caught up in life and be so focused on specific moments that they don’t actually apply what they know to a situation, instead acting reactively on instinct. Of course- at the end of the day, most people need these types of fallacy to maintain their mental health. A certain level of self delusion is inherent to the human condition, or at least the concept of “self” as it exists in our society today. We can’t help but ascribe emotions to things..
He isn't wrong 9 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
It’s a common logical fallacy of humans- or more precisely, a convergence of several. People tend to think of themselves as exceptions to the rule. “Society is full of idiots...” “people are selfish...” except largely them of course. No, when we argue, we are intelligent in a sea of morons. When we disagree, those who can’t see our logic must not have the capacity to understand. Yet- at the same time they are thinking the same of us, and we all know this, yet repeatably we fall into these sorts of things even knowing they exist. When you are driving fast you “aren’t going that fast,” or a million other reasons why you are in control and under XYZ circumstances it was safe. When someone else does it they are a maniac. When your friend does something bad- people need to understand they are a good person and had reasons... when some stranger does the same thing- they are awful and deserve to be punished. And odds... oh man. Don’t get me started. Humans are terrible at math...
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Mmuuuuh 4 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
That’s pretty much the case with any piercing. I woman I knew long ago caught her nipple rings on her sheets once and pulled them out, and I’ve seen enough people get piercings pulled out in fights or as a “sucker punch” to gain advantage when attacked by surprise. That doesn’t include accidental pulling in horse play or random or even in sexual acts which often involve nibbling or close proximity to commonly pierced areas. There’s also blunt trauma to consider, a solid object, including accidentally impacting or being impacted, will obviously hurt, but if the position in his right and the soft tissue is in between an object which impacts you, and the hard piercing, or a hard piercing and bone, the injury from what would have been a bruise or the like can be much more severe. Like most non functional aesthetic changes to functional mechanical systems, there are risks and draw backs that one should be aware of and accepting of such factors, or appreciate but not participate in them.
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Sex in the city: The dark Knight rises. Sounds interesting 21 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
Or a wrinkle in Venom- the heart prodding tale of an aged symbiot dictating his memoirs near the end of his life, ruminating in past triumphs and tragedies, as we see through flash back his progression from the angry ambitions of youth, and defiant illusions of immortality, to a slow decline into a surrender to the inevitabilities of time.
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For those who don't know how big Australia is 24 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
About 40% of the land mass of the United States is considered inhabitable. I personally don’t consider much farther east than Fresno to be inhabitable, but to each their own. If t wasn’t for hurricanes and the like- Florida I kinda like. I like the beaches there, and I like how cheap everything is, beach front property for less than half price? Can’t complain. Until a storm comes anyway. I can respect the tenacity of those who choose to deal with such hazzards, but I don’t have the tolerance for risk for it.
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If Hank Hill was a mechanic 5 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
“I want to go fast. Give me that gas.”
“You mean like- gasoline?”
“Nah man. That gas. That stuff in the tanks they used to win in the Fast and The Furious brah.”
“Say no more fam. I got you. Come by and get your car Sunday afternoon. I’ll hook you up.”
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For those who don't know how big Australia is 24 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
“I Before E except after C, or when sounding like A as in neighbor and weigh.” However- statistical analysis of over 350,000 words reveals that while almost 3/4 of words DO follow the I before E rule, there’s actually a much higher number of English words with cie than cei. In the end, the “rule” works out to be more of a guideline than a rule. It’s like the pirates code of language. As for Australia vs US- Australia is rather large, but 90% of the continent is deemed “unihabitable” and the vast majority of the population lives in an area that is less than the size of Texas give or take. That isn’t a dig or anything, it’s just an interesting fact related to the sizes of the countries.
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object 4 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
The term “sheep” as a pejorative is quite often misused or overused. One of the fundamentals of the concept is that a “sheep” leaves self awareness. A “sheep” is not simply a follower, but ome who lacks the self awareness of their actions, and does not thusly have the ability to change them, they lack “purpose” in what they do and simply follow a path as presented without thought. The basic ability to engage in critical thought negates the term. If one is aware of their actions and desires, and makes a conscious choice to follow a path because based on the information they have available that is the path they determine is best to reach their goal- it doesn’t matter if that’s the same path 99% of people are on, they reached it by their own conclusion, and- as is logical in a society where most people aren’t so far apart in intelligence- more than one person can see a good decision, and more than one person can have the same goal which has an obvious path which will suit most people.
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Stuff 4 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
The latter example shows also a general disgust towards humanity, which is itself a form of self hatred as one is, most likely human. Thus you are not just hating yourself at a higher level, but also hating the very basis of what you are, as opposed to the former which shows a distinct concern for humanity, and to a degree a mindset that one is a lower class of human, but not an inherent hate or remorse but a casual acceptance that one is lesser.
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