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Message 128 of 773 (886506)
05-22-2021 8:00 PM
Reply to: Message 127 by marc9000
05-22-2021 7:53 PM


Oh gosh, I didn't meant to kill anyone, my foot slipped.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

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The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 164 of 773 (886975)
06-22-2021 6:11 PM
Reply to: Message 163 by Phat
06-22-2021 5:58 PM


Re: Prager U also has some good presentations.
You really are pathetic.
White privilege is NOT BEING TREATED LIKE BLACKS ARE! NOT HAVING YOUR CHILDREN TREATED LIKE THEY ARE BLACK!
How the fuck hard is that to understand?

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 184 of 773 (887048)
07-05-2021 12:56 PM
Reply to: Message 183 by ringo
07-05-2021 12:39 PM


Re: In Essence You Support A Meritocracy
That's right. Some of them were idiots and some of them were evil.
Funny, I can't think of a single Trump supporter who is not an evil idiot.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 185 of 773 (887049)
07-05-2021 1:04 PM
Reply to: Message 182 by ringo
07-05-2021 12:34 PM


Re: In Essence You Support A Meritocracy
Nationalism is one of the worst plagues ever known to mankind. It caused two world wars and a lot of smaller ones. Untold millions of deaths. Shove your nationalism back up your ass where it came from.
Tribalism, whether nationalism or religion have doomed humanity and the planet, with America leading the march, Fuck 'em all!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Tanypteryx
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Message 189 of 773 (887063)
07-06-2021 1:44 PM
Reply to: Message 186 by Phat
07-05-2021 11:28 PM


Re: In Essence You Support A Meritocracy
Phat writes:
So in other words, being the brave global elitist that you appear to be, America has essentially doomed the planet. And your solution is to support your fellow educated class from the entire planet...the brave new (secular) globalists to lead humanity forward and away from tribalism, mythos, and ignorance. Got it...
No, in other words you are mistaken. I'm not an elitist, global or otherwise. I pointed out the planet Earth is fucked and it is humans that fucked it. And the United stated of America, as the largest consumer of resources, the largest economy, the richest country in all of history, and until recently the most technologically advanced county, with the most powerful military, and the most gunshot victims,has done most of the fucking. All of humanity is responsible.
Tribal competition got us here and global cooperation could solve the obvious impending disaster, but humans cannot even cooperate within their own tribe and we will never do anything to work toward a common goal, survival.
You are just making up shit and trying to smear it on me, well fuck you!
As Nationalism diminishes in the future, the United States will also diminish in scope and influence. She has been abandoned in favor of an entire planet being our collective humanist starship.
Nationalism is not diminishing, and will destroy everything. U. S. influence is diminishing because many other countries will no longer allow the us to exploit them.
Main reason being that I don't believe in humanism as the final solution.
Once again you erroneously imply that is my position. Human cooperation could solve our worst impending disasters, but my position is that that will never happen.
Phat writes:
but keep in mind I believe that Jesus is likely coming back once we humans trash our ecosystem and are at each other's throats.
Like I said, that is one of the primary reasons earth is fucked, Santa Claus is coming to town. So, no matter how totally fucked up humanity is, your delusion of a savior will decide we deserve saving.
Phat writes:
I'm praying to be more loving and understanding, but I'm not ready to abandon the arsenal of democracy in favor of kum ba yah...have you hugged your planet today?
You really are an insulting little prick!
And what is the arsenal of democracy?
And the only possible way all of humanity could form a cooperative society that benefits the planet and all of its inhabitants is if it is organized democratically. I am unaware of any societal system that benefits all that is better than democracy.
Phat writes:
quote:
We typically think of meritocracy as a system that rewards the best and brightest. For Markovits, it is merely “a pretense, constructed to rationalize an unjust distribution of advantage.” Here’s a clarifying stat: At two Ivy League schools that Markovits surveyed, “the share of students from households in the top quintile of the income distribution exceeds the share from the bottom two quintiles combined by a ratio of about three and a half to one.” The point: Meritocracy is a mechanism for transferring wealth from one generation to the next. Call that what you want, but you can’t call it fair or impartial.
I have no idea why you thought this bullshit was an appropriate response to anything I wrote.
Edited by Tanypteryx, : Added US has most gunshot victims

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Tanypteryx
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Message 270 of 773 (887519)
08-07-2021 3:42 PM
Reply to: Message 264 by Phat
08-07-2021 2:25 PM


Re: Protecting your Ass(ets)
Phat writes:
Any analyst uses intuition based on what they already know and have seen about the markets.
That's bullshit. Analysts who rely on intuition go out of business. Analysts who say they do the analysis themselves are lying. If you don't use computer systems that have all past market data programmed into their algorithms and using AI to crunch the numbers at microsecond rates you cannot hope to compete. Plus there are global markets and all sorts of hedging going on.
Intuition and prayer are no more accurate at predictions than random totally blind picks. You are just trying to rationalize your relapse into your gambling addiction. Your understanding of gambling and investing is no better than Trump's.
The only long term investment strategy for investors like us is to diversify in funds, stocks, and bonds and let it compound for decades.
Deferred Compensation programs offered by many companies (where the tax on the initial investment was deferred until you started withdrawing money and you only pay tax on the amount you withdraw) provided lots of great retirements for Baby Boomers. You did have to pay attention to management fees, but the key was leaving your money alone and not trying to manage it to beat the markets and not gambling more than you can afford to lose on single companies or commodities.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 271 of 773 (887520)
08-07-2021 3:46 PM
Reply to: Message 269 by Phat
08-07-2021 3:18 PM


Re: Back On Topic If At All Possible
Phat writes:
Government should not be in the business of playing favorites.
You mean it should continue playing the whites as favorites.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Tanypteryx
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Message 275 of 773 (887524)
08-08-2021 10:48 AM
Reply to: Message 272 by Phat
08-08-2021 6:44 AM


Re: Back On Topic If At All Possible
Phat writes:
You seem to suggest an either/or paradigm.
Yes, either we end systemic racism or it will destroy us.
Either the whites (as a culture club) stay "in power" or by decree affirmative action quotas need to be mandatorily implemented.
Is this in fact what you are saying?
Nope. You sound like a white supremist.
I'm saying we have to end systemic racism.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Tanypteryx
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Message 278 of 773 (887527)
08-08-2021 2:20 PM
Reply to: Message 276 by Phat
08-08-2021 1:46 PM


Re: Talking Past Each Other
Phat writes:
ou and I appear to be talking past each other.
I said: Government should not be in the business of playing favorites.
You replied:
quote:
either we end systemic racism or it will destroy us.
Thus we both have a valid statement, right? Or should government discriminate?
Good grief!!!!!!!! I am saying the government has to stop discriminating against non-whites.
Marc9000 is a conservative and favors freedom over equality. He sees equality as mandatory ordained government meddling.
The other side of the coin sees mandatory equality as an antidote to white privilege. I am somewhat in the middle and as of yet am still deciding which side if any I should support.
That's because he's a racist. There is not a single point of view I share with him. I have nothing but contempt for him.
Phat writes:
I'm not the one who brought up the issue of color.
You brought up being apposed to reparations. I assumed you meant for the descendants of slaves.
I am not in favor of the government acting like a secular church and mandating moral actions especially if they involve my money. We can negotiate on taxes, as we always have done.
Since 1981 there have been no negotiations on taxes, the fucking republicans have cut all the taxes on the wealthy and large corporations and shifted the burden to the poor and middle class and then gave FUCKING TRILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS TO THOSE SAME COMPANIES calling them "Tax Refunds". You cannot call it a refund if you didn't pay anything to begin with.
You are fine with all THAT fucking money coming out of your pocket.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 287 of 773 (887563)
08-10-2021 9:22 AM
Reply to: Message 281 by Phat
08-09-2021 4:03 PM


Re: Only God will Ever Control Me(and even then He won't)
Phat writes:
The Dems, on the other hand, are morality cops and control police.
Yeah, those Dems, they're the ones against abortion choice and against equal rights for lgbt people, poor people, black people, and brown people. Gun control, you got us there.
Your bullshit is getting really disgusting.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 301 of 773 (887649)
08-17-2021 12:44 PM
Reply to: Message 299 by Phat
08-16-2021 4:53 PM


Re: Darker Future For USA
Phat writes:
Exactly. All Matter. All have the same value. There should never be a scapegoat group of outliers anymore.
Yeah, we wouldn't want to hurt any FUCKING WHITE SUPREMIST's feelings.
And it's BLACK LIVES MATTER TOO, YOU IDIOT!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Tanypteryx
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Message 388 of 773 (889525)
12-02-2021 6:49 PM
Reply to: Message 386 by Phat
12-02-2021 6:31 PM


Re: Mandatory Empathy and Government Control
punished qualified employees in order to meet quotas
Name one.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 391 of 773 (889528)
12-02-2021 8:07 PM
Reply to: Message 390 by Phat
12-02-2021 7:49 PM


Re: Mandatory Empathy and Government Control
So you have two, compared to countless thousands of qualified blacks who didn't a hearing.
You specifically said:
quote:
punished qualified employees in order to meet quotas for hiring minorities.
Not qualified applicants.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 444 of 773 (889592)
12-05-2021 7:08 PM


There is far more affirmative action in favor of whites in this society.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


  
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Message 449 of 773 (889601)
12-06-2021 3:50 PM


Don't forget, he's just a right-wing extremist white supremist bot, with a number for a name. Nothing it says is valid.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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