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  1. hetero-normative AI , figures
  2. How many violations did Horowitz cite?
  3. I had the same thoughts reading through the conversation. Those and thoughts of how rights are violated and also how and by who are they protected.
  4. If it were a youtube video it would probably have been titled "phanom000 destroys pouncing randian sycophants"
  5. What does Assad say about all this border incursioning? Or doesn't it matter, Syria ain't what it used to be ?
  6. New Jersey requires automobiles to have license plates mounted on the front and rear, I recently bought a car and was issued a paper 'temp' tag for the rear, leaving the front open. I made a 'fun' front plate by fashioning a "Q" out of orange electrical tape on a white backround. I've noticed a few smiles and other approving gestures on the road. The only q quotes or drops I've ever seen have come from reading OL and my favorite ,and to me, the most important q- related story is the one about the deputy sherriff in Florida wearing a patch while welcoming VP Pence. To me the meme is more important and powerful than The Q, prove or disprove the personage , I'll always have Q. Who doesn't want a Q, yeh? Seriously who doesn't want to have the belief that there is a 'righteous' power to speaking ( and 'doing') truth to power?
  7. It was 304 to 227. Faithless electors and all that .
  8. I wonder how 'deep fake' videos will affect JE-like types and their handlers going forward. And whether or not 'normalizing' pedophilia 'weakens' the Cabal, are 'normalizers' unwittingly helping to bring down the cult?
  9. I get the dangers of conflating causation with correlation, but a study by people that likely trade steamed octopus recipes? Mere coincidence?
  10. Yes, thank you MSK for the book recommendation. ( I was hoping my implicit laziness would be enough to prod you into foregoing a due chastisement and giving up some goods : ) ) e-luddites unite !
  11. I haven't read the article , so I don't know who is shilling for whom. But whenever I hear about conspiracy theories relating to tech companies becoming seemingly tech behemoths it makes me wonder whether the behemothing was orchestrated by other than market forces. Especially things tech/social/media. I get there can be tons of money chasing info /data the sellers can take advantage of for marketing and such. It would be hard to direct all that spending toward mining that data if it were spread out far and wide, fortunately the behemoths aggregate a lot of it and fortunately since a large majority of everyone uses the behemoths we are pretty comfortable using them . It's odd there is Coke and Pepsi but no Google and .., or YouTube and .., no? I get Carnegie built US Steel , but he acquired and built his way to that, bought other independent companies , integrated supply chains ect. US internet behemoths feel like they sprang from nothing to everything , did Facebook ever experience a lack of servers that limited their capacity ? Or YouTube? Did they acquire others' capacities ? How much investment is/was needed for the hardware ? I am completely ignorant of the cost structure for the industry , but I assume the price of raw computing power has decreased in at least the last decade, though I doubt Mom or Pop would be able to out compete the existing titans just on the hardware costs alone. But as I said I'm ignorant of the cost structure and perhaps that just feeds my bias toward sympathy for the idea that Big Brother helped to make sure all the lovely data and control bottlenecks seem to be limited to a few players.
  12. Makes you wonder what ants will be like in a hunnert years, after mass deforestation and all the other climate calamities.
  13. Is 100 years a long time? I forget
  14. Pound for pound unborn baby parts are worth more. It's psych-ops to normalize later abortions( post 1st trimester). Threats of infanticide are a canard , a negotiating point to pull back from.
  15. I think to be precise " she had his sentence commuted", and with out snark. The court martial involved Bradley Manning. It isn't dead naming to refer to the identity , the legal identity of the individual in the past , only if you refer to the person in the present as their past identity , yeah ? She received a commutation of a sentence he had incurred, legally. No?
  16. Ted (in) Lieu (of fill in the blank) pulled out his cell phone and on the Congressional record called Candace Owens a ****er lover. I saw it !
  17. Lots of things are seemingly apparent on the first of April.
  18. Whether or not brad proposes what if any political solutions need to be adopted to save the planet, but what do ‘sciency’ people have to say about th Green New Deal , I wonder. A thought occurred to me while watching a news personality interview Gov. Inslee about his very green bid for office. The topic of the GND and its price tag came up . I’ve seen estimates that it would take between 90-100 trillion dollars over the next decade to implement . Even stripped of the social welfare : tuition reduction(elimination?) income disparity reparations ect , that still would leave a serious chunk of change. Do people who deal with cold hard facts of reality consider what the ramifications of such spending would have , greenly? GDP is close to 20 trillion a year , adding another 9 trillion of spending sure sounds like a huge increase in carbon footprint , no? Manufacture and installation of a rail system, retrofitting existing buildings , construction of new buildings added ‘on top’ of the normal rate of economic activity seems counter productive to reducing emissions. is it just coincidence that the effort to reduce emissions ramps up spending and short term carbon dispersal , am I missing something? Not to mention China, India and the rest of the developing world not only not reducing but ramping up all the carbon spewing. And what the hell was the Younger dryas ?
  19. If the numbers are up now and until 2020, why ever split? and btw who says their numbers are up? and even more who is 'they', the populace or the 'leaders'?
  20. How long do you think it will take to forget the name of the judge overseeing this decision, I'm not even aware of the name now. Any bets that person retires in say two years, just to be safe, and lives remarkable well on a judge's pension (?) , or am I just too cynical.
  21. "During the session of the House, a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner may not wear nonreligious headdress or a hat or remain by the Clerk’s desk during the call of the roll or the counting of ballots. A person on the floor of the House may not smoke or use a mobile electronic device that impairs decorum. " Hmm, but do you think a Member, Delegate or Resident Commissioner may wear religious headdress nonreligiously ? Speaker Pelosi should tweak some freshman and come to school one day in a hijab