Jonathan

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  1. 6 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

    Peter,

    Be careful with leftwing propaganda. You sometimes present it as fact, or grant it equivalence to fact by comparing both as if they were the same thing (fair and balanced, right?).

     

    Be careful is right. Peter himself is a white nationalist white supremacist Nazi by the woke left's standards.

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  2. On 3/12/2021 at 4:55 PM, caroljane said:

    Vin Diesel is Italian, who knew, I thought he was related to Schwarzenegger , and isn!t Ferrigno dead? not that there is anything wrong with that. 

    DiCaprio looks too northern Italian, a Torino when you need a, you know,Vespa scooter or something. I will go with Danza to show he still has acting chops after his cruel tratment t by that dominatrix Angela.

    F. Murray Abraham.

  3. I'm wondering what kind of "lame duck" scorched Earth stuff Trump will be willing to pull prior to leaving office. Obviously there are some interesting potential pardons, but what about other maneuvers, declassifications, releases, etc.? Will he go out with a bang?

  4. On 10/23/2020 at 6:44 PM, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

    William,

    Oh no! There goes the election for Trump.

    :evil: 

    The same place where the building plans for the wall were when there was gobs of obstruction.

    I trust nobody thinks the wall isn't being built these days.

    Back during the nonstop obstruction, they said it couldn't happen because Trump didn't even have a plan.

    :) 

    Michael

    And, tee hee hee, also notice that stupid old poopy Drumph doesn't have a Five-Year Plan, the dolt! No plan for how many tractors we must make or how many bushels of beans we must grow. No quotas for factory production, no mandates of purchases. No details on the collectivization of agriculture. No strategy for universally adopting Lysenkoist Lamarkism. Not even a structural system of gulags in which to punish opponents. But yet he wants to be the leader despite not doing any of these things that leaders are supposed to do. What an idiot!

  5. Welker did okay. She seems to have tried, at least, to somewhat control her biases or keep them beneath the surface for most of the time. I did laugh a few times at the rushing to get to the next topic. No more time to talk about this silly issue, let's more along now, oh, wait, Joe wanted to add something? Okay thirty more seconds and then we really must get to the very important question that I wanted to ask rather than staying with this one which destroys Biden...

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  6. On 10/10/2020 at 3:18 PM, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

    William,

    Thanks for the deeper dive...

    Could someone please give a shallower dive? Something that gets to the damed point? What is their gripe? I mean other than that they heard that someone reported that an anonymous source claimed that Orange Man said bad things about soldiers or anyone else, and these guys decided to believe it? I see that the left's press loves these guys, and they seem to enjoy praising themselves as being brave and principle saviors, but what real things are they bravely saving us all from? What's the substance?

    Thanks in advance,

    J

  7. 59 minutes ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

    Watch how quickly this story goes away.

    True. There are probably about 15 to 20 more "October surprise" fizzles against Trump to come. The trend seems to be that they're fizzling faster and faster.

  8. The left's media is completely uninterested. The local commie rag, the StarTribune, is focused on Trump's alleged tax info. On the subject of vote/election fraud, they're still quadrupling down on Russia, Russia, Russia. At some point, they will have to cover the vote harvesting thing. Well, I mean, they'll have to play it down, nitpick "fact-check" it, etc. Not actually "cover" it.

  9. 13 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

    Man, is this going to explode all over Ilhan Omar, and by extension, The Squad and, by further extension, the Democratic Party.

     

     

    Nope, nothing to see here. Look away. The legitimate press isn't covering the above racist nonsense, and the independent fact-checkers already debunked the idea of mail vote fraud two months ago, so, something like this, especially when coming from the totally and universally discredited right-wing racist hate organization Project Veritas, isn't even worth looking at. There is no mail vote fraud in America. That's just a lie that Trump put forward without any evidence. Now, back to the subject of Russian interference in our elections. They're at it again, but this time it's an even bigger threat...

  10. 12 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

    ...Twitter is already laying the groundwork to start "muh Russians" all over again.

    Yeah, muh Russians! Muh Covington kids!! Muh 'Nazis are very fine people'!!! Muh 'All Mexicans are animals'!!!! Muh 97% of real, verified, actual, true climate scientists agree that we need socialism if we want to survive the Doom™!!!!! Muh 'dead soldiers are loser and suckers'!!!!!!

  11. On 8/20/2020 at 2:14 PM, william.scherk said:

    "Show us the work" seems beyond the abilities of all concerned in touting the botanical extract. It's no secret that the plant is toxic, but why is the supposed research -- from the freaking side touting the nostrum -- secret?

    Shady, shady, shady.

     

    Oh, so 'show us the work' is important now? Cool.

    Oh, wait, but it's only important regarding this single issue, and not, say, anthropogenic climate change, right? Got it.

    J

  12. Newbsie is still beating the dead horse. The boy never learns. He's now doing "research" into the concept of the Sublime by asking people who have never heard of it, except perhaps in vague layman's terms, to give their feelings and free-associations about it. Which actually does makes some convoluted sense, since that's exactly the method that Newbsie himself used to arrive at his ahistorical, willful misunderstandings of the concept.

     

  13. 23 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

    If anyone needs some quick corroboration for Mark's article linked in the opening post, I just saw an 8 minute extract from a Yaron Brook video dated July 15.

    I imagine most people don't have time to watch videos that run for an hour or more just to see if something someone said is right. So they take the person at face value or reject the person at face value. Here is an easy-to-check thing from the horse's mouth that does not take much time.

    This is unbelievable.

    Brook's biggest beef and fear in the beginning is that Tucker Carlson could become a successful Republican politician in the future.

    At lease Brook is aware that lots of people say he (Brook) has Trump Derangement Syndrome. He openly said so.

    I could have a field day with each boneheaded thing out of his mouth in this video, but I prefer to note the rhetorical pattern. Think about this pattern when you watch the video. It's amazing how it just loops over and over.

     

    The Rhetorical Pattern

    If there is something bad in the world that has happened during President Trump's term of office, Brook claims that's an indication of Trump's true intention, or it is the inevitable outcome of Trump's philosophical, moral and/or character defects.

    If someone brings up something good President Trump has done, Brook uses the BUT Eraser. This is when you state something, you then say, "BUT..." and proceed as if what you said earlier got erased and no longer exists. It's a rhetorical blank-out tool. The way Brook mostly sounded using this blank-out tool went something like this: "Yeah yeah yeah, Trump did XXX. BUT... [fill in the blank with anti-Trump stuff]."

    That's it. That's the pattern. It's not very complex or philosophical, is it?

    Remember kindergarten and elementary school playground fights? 🙂 

     

    Any time I feel like giving Brook the benefit of the doubt in the future, I am going to try to remember this video excerpt (and Mark's article, of course). Unless Brook owns up to how irrational he is in this video and his call to elect Biden in general, I am going to assume the brain in his skull still works like this. 

    In the current situation the world is in, with a real threat of war with China--a situation Biden not only helped orchestrate, he made a financial killing at it--Brook's video and call to elect Biden have not aged well. And that's only after a little over two weeks. At least few people are watching this mess. There are only 1,345 views since July 15 as of this post.

    Michael

    Bwook is a mowon. His modus operandi is a goofy variation on Rand at her worst when she was being driven by aesthetic tastes and pretending that it was purely objectively systematic philosophy that she was doling out. It's his little feelings about what he's heard other people express in their feelings about someone else's emotional reaction to their willful misinterpretation of something that they misheard that Trump said.

    Anyway, I hope that Bwook is living comfortably while shredding that last of what remains of Rand's coattails.

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  14. On 6/25/2020 at 3:36 PM, anthony said:

    Damn right! One of whom was the insightful genius, Nathaniel Branden.

    I've not seen anyone rushing to take him on on this subject.

    Yeah, it doesn't surprise me that you're unaware of his having been taken on on the subject.

    J

  15. 11 hours ago, Ellen Stuttle said:

    "Free will" does contradict causality, as causality is understood in modern physics.  It violates the foundational conservation laws and Newton's third law of motion.  Hence a major problem.  I think the compatibility answers which have been offered amount to word games which make actual choice an illusion.

    Hear, hear!

     

    11 hours ago, Ellen Stuttle said:

    However, I shouldn't have blipped into this thread.  I'd been avoiding reading the thread...

    Yes, let's not go back to 2002. Stronger minds than Tony's have already covered the topic ad nauseam.

     

    11 hours ago, Ellen Stuttle said:

    (Tony doesn't appear to understand the question.)

    Correct.

    J

  16. 2 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

    Incidentally, has anyone noticed the commonality among all the statues that have been toppled or attempted to be toppled or defaced?

    The story war reason to topple them is to signal they are the villains, right? After all, every engaging story needs a villain.

    And the people doing the toppling and damage belong to Black Lives Matter, right?

    Well, they started with Confederate leaders. But now they are going after Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Winston Churchill, Robert Gould Shaw (the leader of the black regiment for the North in the Civil War), George Washington, Christopher Columbus, Father Junipero Serra (an 18th-century Franciscan priest and Catholic saint), Francis Scott Key, and on and on.

    What do all of the people memorialized by these statues have in common? What is their villainy?

    Simple.

    They are white males.

    Even if one of these white males was a champion of blacks, like Grant and Lincoln, that doesn't eradicate, for the statue topplers and damagers, their evil whiteness and their evil maleness.

    White males are the villains for the New Racists in the modern story wars.

    That's only a ruse for the useful idiots, though. Marxists (the true ringleaders) don't care about race. They want authoritarian power.

    Michael

     

    FDR statues remain unscathed. He had placed Japanese Americans in concentration camps. It doesn't get much more racist than that. Why is he exempt from the current mob? Heh.

    LBJ is famous for having looked down his nose on blacks as lesser beings. He is known to have frequently used the n-word when referring to them. He was motivated to cave in to the political pressure of civil rights by the idea of making blacks dependent on his party. He is quoted as having said that he would "have those n*****s voting Democrat for 200 years." His statues and portrait are intact and untouched. Why is he exempt? Heh. We all know the answer.