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  2. The anti-Trump left, in other words, the gang that can't shoot straight, can't even get accusing President Trump of rape right. I swear, you couldn't script the video below better for comedy. LOL... Here's a BitChute link in case that goes down from YouTube (which is happening a lot these days when the establishment cronies get busted and/or embarrassed). https://www.bitchute.com/video/JDWxtUbIGj9t/ First she complains that Trump didn't ravish her. Instead, it hurt. Then Anderson Cooper mentioned that most people think of rape as violence anyway. Crazy lady said, no, most people think rape is sexy. Cooper, we gotta go, like nooooooow... Crazy lady, I mean, think of the fantasies... Cooper, we're going for real... stick around and we'll talk on the other side... Crazy lady then hits on Cooper. That is some fine screenwriting. Pure mastery. And all in 37 seconds. Except it was real. Dayaamm! LOL... Michael
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  4. BaalChatzaf

    IQ

    Yes. Being smart and knowing one is smart and occupying a position of privilege can sap ambition and the urge to excel.
  5. Fly Air Canada, But Only If You Are Woke Seriously. Woke is the only safe way. ‘This is a nightmare’: A woman fell asleep mid-flight and woke up trapped in a dark plane alone From the article: Michael
  6. A knitting site with 8 million subscribers just banned all Trump support (including apparently Trump-themed knitting projects) from its site because it claims this is white supremacy. Tim Pool covered it. Tim said, as a person who comes from a family that has suffered from real bigotry (he is part Korean and a mix of other stuff--a mongrel after my own heart ), and as one who doesn't particularly care for President Trump, he thinks these people who run the knitting site are the actual bigots. He said they are evil people. That's the actual term he used. Evil people. And that's one of the reasons I really like this guy. Michael
  7. Peter

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    Thanks William and Michael. Interesting. I will think about what you have reported. Is Iran closing in on a flash point? What would we and THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE WANT? Can Iran become a peaceful, productive country? Damn. I could go for that, as would 50, 60, or a larger percentage of their citizens, and the rest of the world. Wishing for it, with fingers crossed. Crown Royal is good. Hic. Peter
  8. Young Mike Rothschild has a somewhat intriguing headline for a new article: What is the Liberal Version of QAnon? -- for those who haven't experienced The Patriot's Soapbox, it is a 24-hour live stream on Youtube and other video platforms. A sample tweet:
  9. By Catherine Herridge and Cyd Upson: "Iran likely at 'inflection point,' launching attacks to change 'status quo,' Defense Intelligence Agency director tells Fox News."
  10. On Infowars: Blacklist: MSM Ignores Project Veritas Bombshell Google Exposé And there follows screenshot evidence. It's quite a show. Another quote from the end. I believe it correctly states what most Trump supporters--and even some anti-Trumpers--think about all this. But there is someone who did notice. The Google lady busted in the video: This is not how I expected Monday to go! by Jen Gennai She doesn't like it when the crap lands on her. She cried foul because people decided to do this covertly. But when you listen to the video, she likes it when it lands on others, especially when Google does it covertly. At least she said this: Imprecise language? Heh... Well done? She should know... Michael
  11. How can any of them recover from being themselves? --Brant
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  13. Mayor Pete Buttigieg is probably toast. I'm posting the link from Rush Limbaugh, but it's all over the news. Mayor Pete Didn’t Look Good Over the Weekend Here's what happened. A white officer shot and killed a black man in Mayor Pete's little town of South Bend, Indiana, and now many people are calling him racist, especially since he took so many black employees off the police force. And he looked like a useless confused dork trying to respond to face-to-face outrage from South Bend citizens. There are videos all over the Interwebs. Here is just one: The comments going around are that he cannot govern a small town competently, so how on earth could he govern the US? Maybe he can recover, but in a crowded field like the current one, I don't believe this is likely. Michael
  14. Since Tim Pool was mentioned in the Veritas video above, here is his response. At face value, it looks like he is undermining the insider's claims by saying his own views are not suffering. But I think he is actually making them stronger by saying he believes that the insider's stuff against Google is credible (based on his own sources inside YouTube) and recommends people set their platforms up (or make backups) on alt sites, especially Minds. Tim did not deal with Google Search, which is where the Google insider worked, but instead with YouTube, which is a separate wing. So that could confuse the audience. Still, Tim did a good and balanced report, both pro and con. Ultimately, he wants Google out of the elections and thinks Google actually is doing nefarious stuff against Trump's reelection. He's grateful for his platform on YouTube and does not agree that his own project has been damaged since it has grown instead, but is preparing for the day when they kick him off. And he tells everyone else who does political videos to do the same. Michael
  15. Peter

    IQ

    DIA director on Fox: Iran is likely at an inflection point. Is that what he just said? I will need to look inflection up.
  16. Peter

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    I was on my way to the eye doctor. No changes reported. Sorry for typing but not thinking it through, Tony. I remember that movie and it was good. It is spelled with a “y” instead of an “I,” uh, whoever wrote that. Will was not especially motivated by wealth, power or prestige. Michael wrote: Even in kid movies, notice that most of the classics start with the kid protagonist being an orphan in a big world that is either bad or indifferent to them. end quote That carries on from our fairy tales from the German and other European heritages. Dickens certainly mastered that genre. Disney’s “Snow White,” “Cinderella,” and even talking “Dumbo” (he had to be a stand in for a kid) are well done on the same theme. The downside to intelligence could be being nerdy, Not being interested in anyone Not interested in your “grand arena of expertise,” and what if you are ugly but smart enough to pick up on that at an early age from other kids or adults? Stop picking your nose in public you little rat! As to the upside of wealth, being born in America, and a good effect of a federal government? In the January 2004 issue of Reason magazine there is a brief interview by Julian Sanchez of American Heritage” columnist John Steele Gordon, author of the book, “An Empire of Wealth.” Gordon’s thesis is that: “The United States is rare among the great world powers in that its rise to dominance owes at least as much to its economic prowess as it does to its military might.” Sanchez asks Gordon, “What would you advise the next president to learn from economic history?” Gordon replies, “They should understand the story of ‘Gibbons v. Ogden,’ when in 1824 the Supreme Court said that interstate commerce was exclusively the province of the federal government and gave us the first really continental-sized common market in the world. The American economy prospered mightily therefrom. The fewer impediments there are to transactions, the better off everybody is. After ‘Gibbons,’ for instance, the transportation system in this country exploded with the end of the New York monopoly on steamboats. Prices came down wonderfully.”
  17. Tony, Despite a spate of dark heroes like Tony Soprano and Walter White, the underdog "David and Goliath" story is still the most common template for action movies and novels in the US when writers choose their hero and villain, even when this template gets mixed with a rags to riches template like in The Pursuit of Happiness. The reason is that this form of story is inspiring by its very nature. People feel that a hero is not much of a hero if he stomps ants. But if he beats a monster or a bunch of badass baddies or a system rigged against him, etc., people feel they can have a shot, too. I agree with you. Pure inspiration. And it feels good. Even in kid movies, notice that most of the classics start with the kid protagonist being an orphan in a big world that is either bad or indifferent to them. Michael
  18. I think it time for Peter to provide his part in this DEBATE about Iran. Didn’t he use all caps? I think he did. Our spat is behind us, Peter, let’s hear what you have to say, it’s been days with no input from you. The “Iranians” attacked two oil tanker ships, (one Japanese–owned, while the Japanese premier was visiting Iran) The “Iranians” shot down a $130,000,000 unmanned aircraft of ours. Then you said that suspicion of CIA doing anything nefarious or standing in the way of peace is petty thinking. Then you and I had a spat. Then Iran executed an agent of the CIA in their Air Force. Show us now that your urged wish for a DEBATE to ensue here was sincere. Now that you are finished telling me to get back to the looney bin, show us what you’ve got. Show us how sincere you were and are and give us some DEBATE.
  19. Ellen, I've seen Jon do that a lot (it's his most used rhetorical trick, not counting simple name-calling), but doing that to the same person over and over is like when someone tells a joke, then keeps telling the same joke over and over. So you are right that I wasn't enjoying it. But to be clear, since this might imply that I was feeling bothered by it, I wasn't. Emotionally speaking, indifferent would be more accurate. Granted, I get irritated when I see the forum get damaged, meaning when readers get chased away by escalating and repeated condemnations that do nothing but escalate and repeat in the same manner nonstop (remember Phil Coates?), but that's a separate issue. And granted, a brawl calls an audience. But when a brawl turns into nagging and it doesn't stop, people leave. To give an idea about the kind of emotional state I feel with overused rhetorical devices, it's like when I hear someone say, "at the end of the day." Do I find that to be a clever metaphor? Do I enjoy it? Does it bother me? Does it do those things to you? Nah... It's a cliché. I don't feel anything about it. It's commonplace. If there's any substantive meaning or any importance to be garnered, it lies elsewhere, not in the cliché. Not even in what the cliché is intended to mean. I know you said not having a high opinion of Peter is not the reason you enjoyed Jon's rhetoric, but I can't not see things. When I see verbal cues like "receiving end," and "give you a taste," I begin to hear echoes like "give him a taste of his own medicine." To get down to brass tacks, that sounds like there may be a bee in your bonnet, though, when all is said and done, I wouldn't take that to the bank. But let's call off the dogs and bury the hatchet, shall we? At the end of the day, nobody has to face the music and, besides, a rolling stone gathers no moss. So I don't think we should cry over spilled milk, do you? I mean, you just can't squeeze blood out of a turnip. Michael
  20. Prescript: I had the surgery. The Novacain is just starting to wear off, so I'm not in much pain yet. Tonight isn't likely to be fun. I want to answer something Michael said before I read further. I'd written: "I'm just now reading through it, and I'm having a good laugh at the skill of Jon's parody of Peter." In my opinion, Jon was trying to give you a taste of what being on the receiving end of Peter's stuff is like. You weren't enjoying it. What I know is that that isn't the reason I liked it. Ellen
  21. Oh, sorry, about that Tony. That is the sort of language that Peter likes to pretend is light, warm and humorous. I was testing how it on lands on people here. How did it land? Was it as light, warm and humorous as advertised?
  22. anthony

    IQ

    Peter, I assume you are including high IQ in the mix of privilege and wealth, and I have noticed that detriment sometimes, and said as much. The pampered rich kids syndrome is notorious, alone. There were some people I knew well who were undoubtedly very smart (as much as one can measure), came from good backgrounds and who faded or messed up on several levels. "Did not realize their potential" as is said. Not all, however. There may be an arrogance here, arrived out of early successes at school, etc., resulting then in laziness from needing to keep applying their minds, I'm not sure. "I am so brilliant, that even reality must conform to me". ha. In counterpoint, there's a movie you've probably seen. I watched it again, last night. Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness. Based on a true story, a man who rose above huge 'under-privileged disadvantages' to open his own brokerage. That is volition. A story to inspire one.
  23. Peter

    IQ

    Per your last sentence, consider kids who are born into privilege and wealth. Can too much "smart" be a detriment?
  24. Tony, For the record, you saw one wheel reality behind the drawing and decided that was it. You didn't see the other wheel reality even when they showed you videos of actual real wheels working as they said. I don't think you were play-acting, either. It's a blind spot. I believe neuroscience ultimately explains this (the fractal from the grid cell thing). Michael
  25. anthony

    IQ

    I think you are right. Your hypothesis is born out by anthropology - intelligence research, I believe. Also, by logic. It all boils down to the mind of every individual up against, and needing to "meet the resistance of reality'" , and having to rise constantly to further challenges in order to cope, survive. The best physical traits of *many* of them survive and continue through DNA. I like to make the physical example of a people living in high altitude regions who had gradually, by necessity, over centuries, by fits and starts, overall gained an improved cardio-vascular system, and who evidently, often become successful marathon runners. Conversely: less resistance, less efforts, and more average-to-lesser physical attributes, by comparison. Why should the physical size of a brain, its "capacity", physical and cognitive, evolved and passed down by great numbers of individuals over many generations, not be affected by the same means? I don't know (Well, I do) why we attach such moral import to even discussing these things, to the point of eminent genetic scientists being silenced, and many researchers on IQ quietly quitting their careers. Simply and obviously, the personal volition of the individual always trumps 'natural capacity'. And high IQ alone is not a guarantee of outcome. (Not that everyone can be an Einstein by choice). Explaining why, it is the anti-volitional, determinists who always get in a froth about the subject. It disturbs their fantasy about egalitarianism. A sensible approach, I think, is that one should know the facts and "get over it". Clearly, an ethnic IQ average - or an IQ of an individual - is nowhere near being the end-all and be-all of a person.
  26. Project Veritas and Persuasion I keep coming across Project Veritas and James O'Keefe doing amazing work in exposing the misbehavior of the powerful. And this has become an increasingly effective form or persuasion. There is nothing like seeing insiders brag about their power and how they intentionally deploy unfair or illegal practices to promote their agenda. Nothing better, in fact. I've set up several threads on OL to present this work, but now it's time to consolidate all things Veritas. From now on, I will use this thread to present new reports coming from Project Veritas and James O'Keefe, even if I present them elsewhere. On doing a site search, here are some of the places on OL that already present this work. This Is Worth $63,280.00 Per Year... - This 2015 thread is about administrators at Vassar College literally shredding the US Constitution in a paper shredder. A 2015 post about Common Core A 2016 post about the Clinton Campaign and DNC stirring up violence at Trump rallies WikiLeaks and other Whistleblowers - Clinton - The opening post of this 2016 thread presents the four videos in the "Rigging the Election" series. A 2017 post about a group called the DC Anti-Fascist Coalition trying to sabotage with butyric acid stink bombs the pro-Trump Deploraball at the National Press Club  the night before President Trump's inauguration A 2017 post about releasing 100 hours of audio from inside CNN A 2017 post (and the one following it) about a lawyer who helped exonerate a pedophile teacher who raped students A 2017 post dealing with CNN admitting it hyped Trump-Russia bullshit for ratings Veritas Deep State Project - A 2018 thread. Veritas, O'Keefe and the 2018 Midterm Elections - A 2018 thread. There's some more stuff around, but that is the bulk of the past postings. I might add to them if I find anything important. For now, let's do the thing that is exploding today. From Zero Hedge: Google Using AI To Meddle In 2020 Election, Prevent 'Next Trump Situation': Veritas Here it is on the Veritas site (which hit Drudge): Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam There are videos at both links, and documents from Google at the Veritas link, but for convenience, here is a YouTube video of the main issue: (VIDEO DELETED BY YOUTUBE.) Since this could be taken down at any time seeing how Google owns YouTube, here is a BitChute link: https://www.bitchute.com/video/re9Xp6cdkro/ The gist is that an employee of Google is interviewed as a whistleblower (with no clear image of him and with voice altered for the sake of anonymity), an administrator at Google is on tape openly admitting that Google is trying to skew the 2020 election with AI algorithms, and James O'Keefe shows how this works running a few trial searches. This is disgusting. Google wants you to see what it wants you to see, not what you want to see on your own. And it has lots of behavioral science behind its manipulations to make sure what it wants you to see nudges you in the direction of its political agenda. The employee said this was pure 1984 Newspeak and fascist. The most damning thing was that the Google administrator said she loved Elizabeth Warren, but finds her midguided about wanting to break up Alphabet (Google's parent company). Why? Because if Google turns into a bunch of smaller companies, they will not be able to skew the 2020 election. If Google remains large, they will have (and use) the power to do that. Michael
  27. Peter

    IQ

    All Activity states Anthony made a comment here about one hour ago, but I don't see it.
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