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  1. Good ole salt of the earth Joe probably wouldn’t fare well under such scrutiny, nor many many others after decades of ‘public service”. I wonder how Lindsey would make out.
  2. I just googled around a little bit after hearing Yuri Deigin on Bret Weinstein’s Darkhorse podcast. The article posted was a very generic overview of viral basics, no discussion about this particular viral infection. Viruses are rather ‘host’ specific , given the number of viruses ones that can ‘jump’ from one species to another and thrive are ‘special’. The circumstances that allow those situations are scientifically interesting, no ? More so than an article on how a virus works? What did you find so interesting about the Sci Am piece, enough to help guide attention to it ?( I did glean a little , Golgi’s apparatus has seemingly been elevated to a complex, so there was that )
  3. The article /slideshow kept crashing toward the end. Did they discuss furin? It’s speculated that this particular virus has seemingly “corrected” encoding that enables cleaving with human furin , which is weird because bat proteins are different. Regardless the origins of this virus , it seems the biological threat is nothing compared to political/governmental threat to life.(not to mention liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the stuff of life ). Weird , right?
  4. Got anything on how a bill becomes a law?
  5. You mean the Ukrainian MacArthur?
  6. Bret Weinstein’s Unity2020 Plan sounded interesting as a way to push back against the structural bulwark of a ‘two party’ system. Even more interested in seeing how much traction it can get, not quite as much as a workable plan but more to see if heterodox voices as as his can carry. The “Swamp” is a chimera born of two party rule but there is little difference in the denizens that is directly attributable to their “official” party affiliations. I’m for four more years , then perhaps #Unity2024, provided there is a republic left to save. Looking at the weaknesses of such a scheme , I realized the House should have impeached Pence . The succession line would have made Pelosi VP , then impeach Trump and voila! Idiots. Can’t even manage a proper coup.
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    And it seems all that accruing starts implicitly, how can that be ?
  8. Give up control of the poppy fields ? C’mon man, you know the thing. Totally legit story, it makes perfect sense Afghan fighters don’t target US and allied forces without cash incentive , never have. C’mon man.
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    Uncoordinated mental gymnastics aside, tabula rasa would logically preclude universality , no?
  10. On Fox Brian Kilmeade interviewed the President in the Oval Office , one of the things POTUS thought would be of note was to show a photograph of John John hiding in the Resolute desk. Lots of history in that office.
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    Tony Are you positing that every instantiation of a recognized emotional response is an effect /result of a conscious value judgement?
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    I wasn’t aware dealing with feelings precludes identifying.
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    Fred Rogers made a career of teaching children how to deal with their feelings. Do children need to learn rational valuation in order to secrete properly?
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    One would have to allow then, that the pubertal interest in sexual behavior is present/ changes in degree after a change in the endocrine system. The presence of testosterone is at least correlated, or may be casual in changes of thinking .
  15. That's a lotta Max Q !
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    Tony To be honest , I don't yet have a dog in the emotion fight. I'm not even sure what is meant by an 'emotion', do we mean the experience of 'one'? is it the perception of a sensation? are there different categories, is hunger one? if not why not? There's so much I don't know, I'm comfortable with the idea I can't evaluate any one explanation/description as correct , let alone be sure that that is possible. I'm not pushing back on your argument, just your argument .
  17. I think he was holding on to help slow the machinations of cases involving things Ukraine/Biden. Apparently some Ukraine guys gave the SDNY some stuff, stuff that would probably only help Trump on all things Ukraine and show publicly the reach of the Deep State and their corrupt tendrils.
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    -isms sound worse than covid. But as long as the disease doesn't make you an -ist , you can enjoy the benefits of inoculation. A nonspecieist , an ardent one at least, would identify differences in capacities without normative judgements.
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    Voila , now it seems silly that god gave us brain chemicals , I mean sure nonrational animals need them, but for us they just seem redundant. Emotions come from pure thought , a reasoned response. Why experience the chemically induced sensation/ perception at all ? Emoting , algebra same same !
  20. You’ve met a very sad end if Al Sharpton delivers your eulogy.
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    A rose by any other name would pull as hard ?
  22. Perhaps he thought they said “Neil” and he was waiting for Sweet Caroline to start.
  23. I’m sure there already is mock up picture showing a wider view of the scene and that they are bowing before a statue of Baal. The worst , most creepy part , is this week I’m not sure where to peg my level of incredulity if in fact that was the case.