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  1. Nope. Sorry Ellen. Your brain is on another wave link and it is not tied to reason and rationality. You are on "the fringe." What happened you guys? I can't even judge what happened Epistemologically. And stop surfing the net for insights. Listen to doctors, the AMA, YOUR doctor for . . . Pete's sake. Angry joke.
  2. The truth is out there. Listen to Don Jr.'s speech, Cynthia's speech, and President Trump's speech, before the riot / break-in / deaths.
  3. Not a clue. Follow your doctor's advise and stay away from the online tabloids. And think about this: how far away from Rand has your mind shifted?
  4. Should there be mask and vaccine mandates for certain professions and situations like riding on a plane or a subway where people are crammed together and breathing the same air? My thinking on rules for flying on planes is that you go by what the company flying you “demands.” Another option is available: stay off the plane. I get tired of seeing videos of possibly drunk or just belligerent individuals fighting on planes to keep themselves from being masked. On the other hand those hand held phone cameras are a boon to civilization.
  5. A revisit? From Wikipedia. Critical Race Theory. . . . . CRT examines social, cultural, and legal issues primarily as they relate to race and racism in the US. A tenet of CRT is that racism and disparate racial outcomes are the result of complex, changing, and often subtle social and institutional dynamics, rather than explicit and intentional prejudices of individuals. I remember discussing the fact that a higher percentage of some races are in prison because they are less skillful about hiding the facts of their crimes. However, one valid point about CRT is that if you examine the sentences of individuals then does race play a factor? I think most reasoning Americans will support the idea that equal justice and equal sentencing is required in America. Of course prior convictions are a factor in sentencing. But if the same number of priors and all else is the same, then sentences for crimes should be uniform and not be greater for any particular race. And the percent of a race that have been in prison is a separate topic.
  6. Mandates as we have for polio, TB, etc., are accepted by most Americans. But it is too soon for Coronavirus vaccination mandates . . . except . . . perhaps . . . in the medical field or when individuals are around a lot of people in a closed setting. From way back in 1968, in "Science Magazine": “The Tragedy of the Commons: The population problem has no technical solution; it requires a fundamental extension in morality.” Dg wrote, “When do you decide to trust someone else over your own judgment?” Never, but let a trusted advisor convince you if you wish to take the time and listen. Use your own reason. As data becomes more readily available, you can and should change your own judgment as the truth emerges. For example I saw a tiny shift on the medical Richter Scale that rattled windows yesterday. Your chance of getting sicker or dying from the Coronavirus goes down by 12 percent if you are taking the anti-statin drug Atorvastatin. It’s brand name is Lipitor. I take the generic drug as prescribed by my Doc. Nobody knew that until someone crunched the numbers But on the other hand . . . “At some point or another, many of us have heard the quote popularized by Mark Twain, that "there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Twain must have been talking about something stupid way back then. Statistics do not supply “the truth” but they are a great indicator. As evidence mounts do you trust “the science, the docs and the AMA” or internet conspiracy theories? Which will make you live longer and be less threatened by the Coronavirus? You decide. Peter
  7. While Mayim Bialik has been hosting Jeopardy there have been two mentions of Ayn Rand in the clues. And the people saying her name said it correctly. Now if I could just learn to say Mayim Bialik's name.
  8. This is an oddity, but I get it. Daniel Craig: I’ve been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember. Daniel Craig feels “safer” in gay bars because he doesn’t “get into fights” with other patrons as often as he does in other establishments.
  9. Glug glug chug a lug. Michelob wrote. Going by your posts, you think untested vaccines using a new technology promoted by dishonest people is safe while things that have been consumed by humans for centuries is dangerous? And you want me to think that, too? Why? Stuff consumed for centuries means it is not dangerous . . . or at least maybe a bit. Science will tell us. And Science and rationality means . . . stop acting like a moron. I know. You can out “argue me.“ But you are a . . . Epistemological duh, duh. Ask anybody who is not an ass kisser on OL. So. Me rethink, kemo sabi. As should you.
  10. I would put more trust in my doctor. To start taking some OTC is . . . . .
  11. O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. Ô Canada! Terre de nos aïeux, Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux! . . . . A Canadian woman was woken up by a meteorite on October 3, which crashed through her roof. Ruth Hamilton saw a smoking space rock inches away from her head, according to CBC News. Experts at Western University in London, Ontario, confirmed that the rock was a meteorite. Ruth Hamilton was woken up by a cosmic crash on October 3, when a meteorite blazed through her roof and landed on her pillow inches away from her face, according to CBC News. The woman, who lives in Golden, British Columbia, Hamilton told CBC she was woken up by her dog barking. "The next thing was just a huge explosion and debris all over my face," Hamilton told CBC. "I jumped out of bed and turned on the lights. I didn't know what else to do, so I called 911." Hamilton said that in a dazed, she "rolled back one of the two pillows I'd been sleeping on and in between them was the meteorite." Other photos in CBC's report show Hamilton's roof with a hole pierced through it . . . .
  12. If Trump receives “No Shows” at the voting booths because of RINO’S dislike . . . or if people who think elections are rigged don’t vote because it won’t matter . . . then Trump’s possible 2024 run will come up short. The DOW is edging upwards and is close to 35,000, so it must be due to Joe. That’s a joke, but he will take credit for it.
  13. I also started my thinking on the subject as "this interpretation must be B.S" as shown above. And I remember the John McCain rhubarb pie and it was very tart. Trump would have been better off ignoring him and by definitely not talking about prisoners of war . . . at all. That reminds me of my last time at a local VFW post (or was it at another place?) The moderator wanted all the attending vets who had served overseas during the Viet Nam War to stand up. I did not want to stand because I had served in South Korea during the war, but my family urged me to stand up so I did. My son in law's father was with us, and he did serve in Viet Nam and had a bad time of it too. It made me embarrassed.
  14. Anyone running for office should pick their words well . . . at least well enough so that a direct quote cannot be taken literally and then used against your campaign. That is sort of a joke. What percent of Trump voters "could" take that literally and not vote for him in 2024 because massive fraud was not proved in 2020? "Hey! I was only kidding! / trying to make a point," ain't good enough. In the mean time I will try and train my "lying eyes' to only see good things. As Joe Friday didn't used to say, "Just the sweet interpretation of the facts, Sir."
  15. A lot of folks on the net ARE agreeing with my interpretation of Trump saying, don’t vote, unless everything is fixed to his/our satisfaction. I looked for someone who did agree with Michael’s interpretation and found the following. Liz Harrington at realLizUSA. President Trump did not say don't vote. He pointed out the obvious consequence of not fixing fraud and holding those who broke laws accountable will be Republicans sitting out If we don't fix our elections, many voters will think their vote won't count end quote Perhaps President Trump will clarify his words and thinking. I too can interpret it as saying he could lose again because the people who would have voted for him, won’t, because their vote won’t be counted. Peter