This will Change Everything You Know... (2018-2019)

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This will Change Everything You Know... (2018-2019)

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This will Change Everything You Know... (2018-2019)
“"I fancied myself as some kind of god....It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out.” -- George Soros

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Post by lzzrdgrrl » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:45 pm

Discuss.......

Which is the more catastrophic event in recent history, 9-11 or the election of Donald J. Trump?............

And this does play directly or indirectly into the social media revolution Doc posted just above..........
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Post by Doc » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:01 pm

Dopamine is with us with or without the Internet. The difference is that the internet weakens distance, political, and social boundaries.

My question is more along the lines of who is most effected by social, commercial and political dopamemes?
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Post by SteveFoerster » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:10 am

lzzrdgrrl wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Discuss.......

Which is the more catastrophic event in recent history, 9-11 or the election of Donald J. Trump?............

And this does play directly or indirectly into the social media revolution Doc posted just above..........
So far, 9/11. It led to the resurgence of Western military interventionism in the Middle East, causing disruptions leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths there.
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Post by Doc » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:26 am

SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:10 am
lzzrdgrrl wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Discuss.......

Which is the more catastrophic event in recent history, 9-11 or the election of Donald J. Trump?............

And this does play directly or indirectly into the social media revolution Doc posted just above..........
So far, 9/11. It led to the resurgence of Western military interventionism in the Middle East, causing disruptions leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths there.
Clearly not enough has been done

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Post by lzzrdgrrl » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:06 am

I'm trying form a sentiment in words and my response to this blog post by Tyler O' Neil is the best I can come up with so far:
lzzrdgrrl wrote:This is not a fairy tale but an existential nightmare. The shock crisis of a 150 year old secular empire that fancies itself humanist, egalitarian and liberal. Postmodern, post-Christian civilisation is ending and DJT is only a banner of the forces that are sacking its cities and burning its temples. This is the Flood of the Old Testament in RL, the dawning of a new axial age......
https://pjmedia.com/trending/nyts-david ... airy-tale/

The replies are interesting. Maybe I should troll this stream.....'>........
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Post by cassowary » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:38 am

SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:10 am
lzzrdgrrl wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Discuss.......

Which is the more catastrophic event in recent history, 9-11 or the election of Donald J. Trump?............

And this does play directly or indirectly into the social media revolution Doc posted just above..........
So far, 9/11. It led to the resurgence of Western military interventionism in the Middle East, causing disruptions leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths there.
There will always be death and destruction in the Mid East with or without western intervention.

Arab Israeli wars 1948, 1976, 1973 and other smaller conflicts
Iran-Iraq war 1980 - 1988
Sudan Civil Wars 1955 - 1972, 1983 - 2005.
Lebanon Civil War 1975 - 1990
Iraqi invasion of Kuwait 1990. This led to US intervention.
Yemeni Civil War with Saudi participation 2015 to present.

I am afraid that the region will be a battle zone so long as Islam has power over the ME people's minds. US intervention had good intentions, like all their interventions since WWII. But so far, the US has not much success.
... but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.
... Churchill

Churchill was right. Islam is a retrograde force.

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Post by SteveFoerster » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:56 am

cassowary wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:38 am
There will always be death and destruction in the Mid East with or without western intervention.

Arab Israeli wars 1948, 1976, 1973 and other smaller conflicts
Iran-Iraq war 1980 - 1988
Sudan Civil Wars 1955 - 1972, 1983 - 2005.
Lebanon Civil War 1975 - 1990
Iraqi invasion of Kuwait 1990. This led to US intervention.
Yemeni Civil War with Saudi participation 2015 to present.

I am afraid that the region will be a battle zone so long as Islam has power over the ME people's minds. US intervention had good intentions, like all their interventions since WWII. But so far, the US has not much success.
Saddam's Iraq was a U.S. client state that only invaded Kuwait because he received no strong answer from the U.S. foreign policy establishment when he asked them whether it was okay.

The Yemeni civil war is a proxy war between the U.S. and KSA on one side and Iran on the other.

If the U.S. has good intentions, I'd hate to see malevolence.
cassowary wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:38 am
... but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.
... Churchill

Churchill was right. Islam is a retrograde force.
Probably. But so is imperialist military adventurism. U.S. policy in the Middle East is evil, stupid, and expensive. We have decades of proof now that both the people who live there and Americans at home would be better off if they simply withdrew and did nothing.
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https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/will-guts ... shootings/
But boys with significant father involvement are not doing these shootings. Without dads as role models, boys’ testosterone is not well channeled. The boy experiences a sense of purposelessness, a lack of boundary enforcement, rudderlessness, and often withdraws into video games and video porn. At worst, when boys’ testosterone is not well-channeled by an involved dad, boys become among the world’s most destructive forces. When boys’ testosterone is well channeled by an involved dad, boys become among the world’s most constructive forces.
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Post by lzzrdgrrl » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:01 pm

The authors of the study argue that support for redistribution reflects motivations that evolved for the small-scale world of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. "Understanding the economic and political nitty-gritty of redistribution does not come naturally to us," said lead author Daniel Sznycer, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Montreal. "But humans have been interacting with worse-off and better-off individuals over evolutionary time. This process built neural systems that motivate us to act effectively in situations of giving, taking, and sharing."

According to the authors, we see the modern world through the eyes of our ancestors. "Political rhetoric about redistribution involves a cast of characters," said Cosmides, such as "the poor" and "the rich." "The idea is that we view these characters through the lens of motives that evolved to regulate interactions with their ancestral counterparts—community members who are worse-off and better-off than you are."
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