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    Saint Peter at Heaven's Gate told me to go to Hell. I followed advice and went to Hell. Then I was kicked out of Hell for making too much trouble. So I came back to Earth.
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  1. jts

    Moral Truth versus Factual Truth

    The game of chess has rules that say what it is. One one these rules is checkmate. Based on these rules, including checkmate, it is possible to deduce that one ought not play this move because it allows your opponent to checkmate your king. Maybe this qualifies as an ought coming from an is by purely deductive logic.
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    energy storage devices

    -- Charges in 6 minutes. -- Travels 320 kilometers. (I take that to mean when it is new.) -- Energy density 3 times higher than lithium iron phosphate. -- 90% of the capacity even after 20,000 charge cycles. (A lead acid battery lasts about 300.) -- It is in the testing stage. -- The price is unknown. Could this be it? The battery that makes the lead acid battery obsolete?
  3. The philosophy of Karl Marx is not yet dead. It is being kept alive by Richard Wolff, Marxist professor. Is there any chance of a lengthy formal debate between Yaron Brook and Richard Wolff? They seem to have opposite missions, Yaron promoting capitalism and Richard promoting Marxism. He has a whole shitload of videos on youtube promoting Marxism. I give credit where credit is due. Richard Wolff is more articulate than most socialists I listened to. That's not necessarily saying much. Here is Richard Wolff on the Peter Schiff show. Skip the first 40 seconds. I think Yaron Brook would do better.
  4. Question: What would you do if at the age of 15, with most of your life ahead of you, were given a million dollars tax free? How well would your mind match it? We saw stories about people who won the lottery and didn't do well with the money. I suspect that a person whose mind can match it wouldn't need it. People like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs probably didn't need it. Richard Wolff, the Marxist economics professor, seems to think the way capitalists get rich is first somehow get some money and then buy or build a business and then get rich by having a bunch of people working for you while you do little or nothing. As if the business runs itself and the capitalist doesn't need to do anything except own the business. I doubt it's that easy. Money will not serve the mind that cannot match it. Neither will anything the money is turned into. Paraphrasing Ayn Rand, a business (or a factory or a farm) will not serve the mind that cannot match it. Do I have that right?
  5. Karl Marx would have done better if he had followed his wife's advice, instead of writing about capital to make some.
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    It's Time to Abandon Earth Day

    Your questions are rhetorical, not sincere. If you really wanted to know who the hell Steven Greer is, you would do a simple search and you would quickly find this website that explains it all. http://disclosureproject.org/ You draw a conclusion without any information. Usually a rational person gets information first before drawing a conclusion. The big question is not who the hell is Steven Greer. That is easy to find out for anyone who is interested. The big question is: Are the 500+ government, military, and intelligence community witnesses testifying to their direct, personal, first hand experience with UFOs, ETs, ET technology for real? Or are they a bunch of liars or kooks? I don't know. I didn't go thru all that information and even if I did, I probably would not be able to evaluate it. So instead of drawing a conclusion, I don't know. If this stuff is true (not saying it is), then we might get technology that would make petroleum and coal obsolete. That should be a reason to be interested.
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    It's Time to Abandon Earth Day

    According to Steven Greer, planet Earth is under quarantine. Humans are not allowed to colonize other places. First humans must grow up and learn to be more responsible for the environment and not make war. According to Steven Greer, there are civilizations out there that don't have a word for 'war'and don't know what war is. I heard a rumor that the reason why the USA didn't go back to the moon is they found somebody already there who told them to not come back. For more science fiction, listen to Steven Greer videos. It's better than Star Trek.
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    Rand Versus MSK On Addiction

    Repeating the Ayn Rand quote at the top of this thread. I do not believe Ayn Rand understood addiction. Addiction is something that happens as a result of doing a drug (or whatever) too much and too many times. In the quote Ayn Rand describes what happens -before- addiction, the motivation to take the drug before addiction. The addiction comes later. The addiction itself, setting aside the motivation for starting, has nothing to do with philosophy. The motivation for starting might be philosophy as Ayn Rand says but that is not addiction. Addiction is a physical condition. This physical condition might by concidence exist together with a philosophical or psychological state of mind that prompted the behavior that led to the addiction. Addiction is a physical health problem. Or we could say it is evidence of a physical health problem. But to understand what I'm saying you need to reject the conventional paradigm of what health is about. In the conventional paradigm health is built and maintained mostly by poisons. There are various schools pf thought about which kind of poisons are best, allopathic poisons, homeopathic poisons, naturopathic poisons, etc. All are poisons. If someone comes along and rejects poisons, that is heresy. When a poison habit is indulged more than the ability of the body to get rid of the poison, what happens? At some point the body decides to conserve energy and nutritive resources by adapting to the poison, to live with the poison. It must do this to survive. There is always a cost to the adaptation but the body survives. Now what happens when the person tries to quit the poison that his body has adapted to living with? Detox and healing, which are not always pleasant. Well he can fix that by a dose of the poison and he feels fine. The detox process seems to have 2 stages, intercellular and intracellular, or between the cells and inside the cells. The 2nd detox stage, the inside the cells stage, begins at about day 10 to about day 15 of a fast according to my limited information. The first stage seems to not usually accomplish much. The second stage sometimes seems to produce dramatic results. When the cells are detoxed on the inside, they work better. A blind man can see. Diseases reverse and doctors don't believe it. And sometimes addictions are broken. There are dangers to fasting. So don't nobody do it unless you know what you are doing.People with a history of drug use might be at risk during a fast.
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    Rand Versus MSK On Addiction

    AA got started with 2 drunks trying to keep each sober. That setup worked. As long as they were trying to keep each other sober, they succeeded. When they tried to do it alone, they failed. Later AA got corrupted by religion. It was better without religion. I admire the stomach of the guy who put together this website. I don't have the stomach to read more than a small amount of it at a time. https://web.archive.org/web/20161202185738/https://www.orange-papers.org/
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    Tasteless Meme

    On the theme kill humans, not animals. Vegan Gains sometimes has a dark sense of humor. I suspect that he is not nearly as bad a guy as he pretends to be. This video perhaps qualifies as satire.
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    Is-Ought For Hard Choices

    In 2008 Boris Spassky (world chess champion 1969 - 1972) had an interview and press conference with Susan Polgar where journalists asked him questions. One question was a young aspiring chess player wants to know whether he should devote his life to chess. How can he know whether he has the talent to succeed? Maybe it would be a wasted life and he should do something else. Spassky pointed up and said something about 'Commandant'.
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    Hardest Word in English

    I thought ass backwards means his ass is backwards but not the rest of him, maybe roughly like weirdass. Weirdass means weird. I was reading about the philosophy that North Korea is based on and it looked to me ass backwards. If you see someone with his ass on backwards, that's how North Korea's philosophy looks to me.
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    Hardest Word in English

    What does ass backwards mean?