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by Dan74
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Biden's VP stakes
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Biden's VP stakes

Anyone can stumble on a word. I once sat through a few awkward minutes when our maths professor suddenly couldn't get past the word "automaton". A brilliant guy and he wasn't even on national TV at the time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Neumann Yes, Biden stumbling on the word "fit" when say...
by Dan74
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 42
Views: 735

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

Well, you haven't brought up any facts to counter, PK. Some editorials, a book, but it's up to you to offer facts.

From where I stand, it looks largely like a moral panic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_panic
by Dan74
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube
Replies: 43
Views: 1505

Re: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube

Lots of people use various phrases across different ideologies, doesn't mean all who use a certain phrase must be a specific ideology. For example, Hitler once said " The common good before the individual good ." (Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz) Similar things are said by socialists and social-democ...
by Dan74
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube
Replies: 43
Views: 1505

Re: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube

Greetings, Things are swinging so far to the left right now in terms of race relations that white Republicans are scared for their lives and even offering to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday to placate the mob. So... are you still an advocate of weak-kneed cuckservatism, or...
by Dan74
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube
Replies: 43
Views: 1505

Re: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube

The problem with the IQ discussion is that it is most of the time just a fig leaf for white supremacist thinking. There may well be statistically significant differences between ethnic groups. The real question is what exactly does that imply? What purpose does this knowledge serve? For individuals...
by Dan74
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube
Replies: 43
Views: 1505

Re: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube

The problem with the IQ discussion is that it is most of the time just a fig leaf for white supremacist thinking. There may well be statistically significant differences between ethnic groups. The real question is what exactly does that imply? What purpose does this knowledge serve? For individuals ...
by Dan74
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: The GOP
Replies: 54
Views: 1597

Re: The GOP

The Parties change over time. I don't think the Republican Party of today is the Party of President Eisenhower, do you?

Even a cursory reading of the political history of the US shows the complex currents within each party. It is certainly not black-and-white.
by Dan74
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Re: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?

It is a complex matter and I would not rush to pin all the blame on Trump. One thing he was definitely wrong about in this recent Fox Town Hall is the death rate. He said it is one of the lowest in the world. In fact it is 7th highest, after Belgium, UK, Spain, Italy, Sweden and France (I've exclude...
by Dan74
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Re: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?

I think I saw this number on CNN this morning - the world number of cases from the CCP virus is now about 10 million people. This number includes deaths and recovered cases, so actual deaths would be even less. Sounds horrid and impressive, right? The present world population is about 7,800 million...
by Dan74
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Re: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?

I don't see any need for conspiratorial thinking (leaving aside the exact origin for the moment). What transpired is understandable in terms of the novelty of the disease, the rapid spread with the resulting fear of overloading the health system and the worry about the economic impact. The spread is...
by Dan74
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cancel Culture victory
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Cancel Culture victory

Greetings Dan, First I've heard of them, but a quick search reveals the following: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/voice-of-europe/ Interesting that something like this holds any sense of meaning to you. (I assume it does, otherwise you wouldn't have presented it.) On what logical basis would anyone...
by Dan74
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cancel Culture victory
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Cancel Culture victory

First I've heard of them, but a quick search reveals the following:

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/voice-of-europe/
by Dan74
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Re: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?

Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue worldwide? Some people doubt the current hype on Coronavirus and they think it is a scam. There have been many studies and comparisons. I have stopped following closely about two months ago, but around that time ther...
by Dan74
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Investigations into Corruption and Treason
Replies: 19
Views: 1250

Re: Investigations into Corruption and Treason

There are also articles by NYP: https://nypost.com/2020/05/20/joe-bidens-phone-calls-with-former-ukraine-president-poroshenko-released/ And The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/20/ukraine-joe-biden-petro-poroshenko-recordings-investigation Personally I have no skin in the game an...
by Dan74
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Investigations into Corruption and Treason
Replies: 19
Views: 1250

Re: Investigations into Corruption and Treason

Greetings, I do. After a two second search.. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/ukrainian-lawmaker-releases-leaked-phone-calls-of-biden-and-poroshenko/2020/05/19/cc1e6030-9a26-11ea-b60c-3be060a4f8e1_story.html Are you paywalled? I can't get to it. WaPo hiding it behind a paywall is ha...
by Dan74
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Investigations into Corruption and Treason
Replies: 19
Views: 1250

Re: Investigations into Corruption and Treason

Greetings, Will you hear about this on Mainstream Media? Would you, if the word Trump was substituted in place of Biden? I think you know the answers. I do. After a two second search.. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/ukrainian-lawmaker-releases-leaked-phone-calls-of-biden-and-poros...
by Dan74
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Moral Goals of Gandhi & King dead?
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Moral Goals of Gandhi & King dead?

The irony that a piece mourning the loss of civility writes The left are all thugs now How can a thinking person take this seriously? If there was a point to address somewhere there, who exactly is encouraging violence? Joe Biden?? Democratic mayors of the US cities?? I've only heard them deplore it...
by Dan74
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020 tie
Replies: 25
Views: 1306

Re: POTUS 2020 tie

Reuters reports that their journalists did not observe people being prevented from entering. Also hard to believe the protesters would muster enough power to prevents thousands of attendees plus police in attendance from entering the stadium, but maybe possible. In that case it seems to prove that t...
by Dan74
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020 tie
Replies: 25
Views: 1306

Re: POTUS 2020 tie

Greetings, Maybe once Biden can get over a million people wanting tickets to one of his rallies, then we could talk about ties... :lol: https://twitter.com/parscale/status/1272543199647666176 Until then, enjoy the gaslighting suppression polls everyone. 8-) :candle: How does the above square with t...
by Dan74
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How do Trump supporters justify seeing past all that?
Replies: 37
Views: 1964

Re: How do Trump supporters justify seeing past all that?

Thank you, Paul, for an interesting answer. It didn't address most of my points, I feel (I don't see wealthy man=bad, btw), but offered an interesting spin on things and a host of predictions. Perhaps time is the best arbiter of this discussion then. The topic of Culture Wars deserves a thread of it...