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Recent Activity Wait a minute. So - we can force people to be incarcerated for mental illness. Could have sworn there was a ruling on this back when Reagan was gov. So the lefties have swung 180 on this. Stand by for fun!
Toggle Commented 4 hours ago on Sandbox - 9jul19 at Rebane's Ruminations
BT 8:22 - Love that fellow, er guy, ah - person, whatever - Manjoo. "Farhad Manjoo argues that “language should not default to the gender binary.” Specifically, he wants to eliminate gendered pronouns such as he and she." Kinda F's up a lot of 'progressive' laws, don't it? Not that progressives have the ability to see that they are their own worst enemies. The fact is that 'language' does not default to anything. It is in society's use of language that there are certain formalities and customs. Perhaps Manjoo could explain why approximately half the babies born have one certain set of genetic traits and one half another. Lets start with anthropology - that'll be fun! Can't say any more what the hell the skeleton is - might have identified as a woolly mammouth or maybe a fruit fly or maybe a T Rex undergoing a change in lifestyle. Once you start off down the road to crazy-ville, don't be surprised if some one you hate demands that you obey their rules. You did ask for it!
Toggle Commented 4 hours ago on Sandbox - 9jul19 at Rebane's Ruminations
Paul - " According to Bret Hume Trump demonstrates a "fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign" But neither Paul nor Bret can actually find any quote or action of Trump's that would demonstrate that. Paul always has to hide behind someone else. Can't you formulate ideas and provide evidence and facts of your own, Paul? Trump is so afraid and hateful of foreigners - wait for it - he marries foreigners. That would be the major problem of TDS - your brain turns to mush. Epic fail.
Toggle Commented 7 hours ago on Sandbox - 9jul19 at Rebane's Ruminations
“We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need any more black faces that don’t want to be a black voice.” This quote is the perfect edge of the razor sharp line dividing this country. Just print it on a card and demand to know if they agree or disagree. Hey - you lefties out there! Agree or disagree? Cue the crickets.
Toggle Commented 8 hours ago on Sandbox - 9jul19 at Rebane's Ruminations
The Pig claims The Donald is too hard to understand. Maybe this will help explain: Oh yeah - they 'love' America. Meaning that they want all the goodies but not the responsibility of maintaining a free nation.
Toggle Commented 10 hours ago on Sandbox - 9jul19 at Rebane's Ruminations
Stuck Pig - "The number one cacophonic communicator is currently Donald Trump,..." If the English language is too hard for you Pig, then maybe get some help from an adult. Trump's message was loud and clear - "If you hate this country and its Constitutional governance then perhaps you'd best not let the door hit you in the ass on your way back to the fabulous country your parents bailed out of because it's a shithole country. Nothing racist or xenophobic at all in any way, shape or form. You can disagree with policy or politics, but you had better hug the flag and worship the Constitution. If not - get out. Skin color, ethnic background, religion, and gender has no role in any of that. We have the best form of governance (a Republic, not a democracy) ever tried in the world. Any one who doesn't like it is free to leave. Funny how they never do.
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AV-Idiot - "(all fine people on both sides)" Who said that? So we have the one bad guy sentenced. Fine. No one here supported him or took his side. He got what he deserved. Funny how all the left-wing violence is ignored. When are the violent antifa folks going to be arrested and tried?
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from Bobby - "unfortunately the broken and crime infested countries are the USA" Just the areas controlled by Dems. Where I live is extremely safe - for all people. Except law-breakers. And hey, Bobby - when do we get a description of your 'system' of worker-owned means of production?
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sandbox - 9jul19 at Rebane's Ruminations
Oh Bobby - "You seem not to want to discuss ideas but instead just seek to reinforce those which you already adhere to at the expense of those who might disagree." In other words - "you didn't agree with me so we can't have a discussion." I have yet to see any lefty post here that can have a back and forth for more than one or two posts that doesn't devolve into name calling. Bobby wants to have a "system" of owner-owned production. He can't expand on it or explain it or define it. He just repeats himself. C'mon Bobby - explain how a worker owned co-op builds aircraft, high speed rail, wind turbines - heck - anything? Remember - the guy sweeping up gets the same say as the materials stress testing engineer. Go ahead Bobby - show us all how it works. You're the one pitching it. No one here said to go away. The fact is you have no discussion. No ideas beyond bumper sticker blather.
Ah - there's the key word! "system". "That is entirely different than a worker owned and operated system of production." Bobby knows he can start (and flop) with a 'worker-owned' cooperative anytime he wants. It's the 'system' he's after. And who, what, how, ushers in this system? Unicorns, Pixies and Moondust, apparently. Of course - that evil top-down govt will 'help'. Cough, cough.
Rocks for Brains @ 5:20 - This is why we have these discussions. In his little diatribe, we see the view that the left have of anyone who doesn't agree with them. RockHead can't point to a single conservative person who posts here having the views he ascribes to us. Doesn't matter. Having no evidence or facts means nothing to the left. Just get out the big 'ol barn brush and dip into the barrel of 'NAZI, homophobe, racist, hater, tired old white man, etc' narrative paint and have at it. Pointing out reality to these folks simply enrages them and they respond by name calling and attempts to shut down the information they don't like. How many times have we seen the leftists call for George to be kicked off of KVMR? Has George ever suggested the same of any other person? It's pretty obvious who the facists are.
from the crossed up one - "One need only look at global wealth disparity for evidence. Yes - and totally ignore the vast expansion of wealth among the previously impoverished. Left wing policies in govts are the biggest drivers of wealth disparity. But Bobby wants more of it. Go figure. Also - "...what about a system of worker owned cooperatives rather than primarily investor owned endeavors?" What about it? There is nothing stopping you from starting one. Other than the fact that it usually doesn't work. You lefties never have gotten the knack of how humans work. I know - let's have the whole world come to the US and give them free health care. That will balance the budget! Works great until it doesn't. Have fun everyone!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sandbox - 9jul19 at Rebane's Ruminations
So many thoughts... Not in any particular order or importance. Since we are discussing an area that may, or likely (most likely?) involve life forms and information that are outside of our intellectual and/or technical ability to comprehend, it would seem that we have set ourselves up for a tough row to to hoe. Not that it is an impossible or unworthy cause. The very challenges we might imagine in the search help push our own abilities and technologies. A good thing. Your comment "The discovery of ETI will shake our human civilization to its roots, and contact with such an advanced civilization will definitely set the course for our future or terminate it.", has two parts. The 'discovery' and the 'contact'. Might be one and the same or if you mean 'contact' to be a back-and-forth of information then who knows? There are several different avenues to 'the discovery of ETI'. One might be a decipherable message from a civilization from a planet millions of light years from us pleading for help we can not possibly provide. Shrug. Another scenario is the usual sci-fi warning that 'they' are coming for us and we are doomed. And many, many other realities that may or may not alter our perception of the cosmos. If we can establish an ongoing and friendly line of communication with another form of intelligence then all bets are off as to what will happen here on Earth. Another thought is that alternate realities in another dimension are possible and so looking off into space for various and sundry energy vibrations is a waste of time as it relates to the discovery of another form of intelligence. The cynic in me chuckles at the thought of an actual discovery of a 'higher intelligence'. The SJWs will have one ginormous hissey fit that once again, we are pushing 'white supremacy'. So, who knows what's out there? I'm certainly open to it, but I take an opposition view that it is numerically likely. The fact is, we just don't know. There is certainly a cottage industry that wants funding here and we must be careful of expenditure of taxpayer funds going to persuasive cranks and sharks, no matter how sincere. No - I'm not casting aspersions on your new-found friends. Obviously - there is a lot of 'stuff' out there in the great unknown and exploration seems to be baked into the human DNA. Our days of setting out in canoes and sailing ships has passed to the less heroic but more technically advanced sitting and looking at squiggles on read-outs. Finally - good on the folks that look constantly to the heavens for a sign - it keeps them out of the bars.
A lefty that almost gets it, but fails: Money quote - "Wynn argued that, as a result, YouTube winds up “banning a lot of the stuff that we don’t want to be banned and not banning the stuff that we may want to be banned.”" Ah - there's the rub. Once you let some one else decide what speech is hurty speech, they may just decide it's you. And just who is this 'we'? Another useful idiot. Turns out she really still believes in censoring content she doesn't like and thinks it won't end up biting her in the ass. Fool.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Sandbox - 9jul19 at Rebane's Ruminations
The proposed French govt internet censorship law passed the lower house on Tuesday and has been referred to the upper house.
“President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York,” the statement reads. “In 2002 and 2003, President Clinton took a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein’s airplane: One to Europe, one to Asia, and two to Africa, which included stops in connection with the work of the Clinton Foundation.” And the other 22 trips? Bill can't even lie very well any more. Pathetic.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Sandbox - 9jul19 at Rebane's Ruminations
He has money and apparently nothing else to do. He can hang around quite a while even if no one knows who he is. Eventually a front runner will promise him some sort of position if he drops out. Or maybe he'll get bored and find a new hobby - who knows? 1, 15, 4, 16, 6, 18, 25, 13, 8, 24, 20, 7, 14, 22, 3, 12, 17, 10, 9, 5, 11, 26, 21, 19, 23, 2
Oh yeah - "NEA shall call for a national teachers’ strike in support of the Green New Deal." Please - do it. Walk off and don't come back. When will the left ever make good on their promises? What happened to all the lefty snot noses that were going to move out if Trump won? Still here. The slop in the sty is the BEST!
BT - I'm getting 'educated'. "White supremacy culture has fashioned a social norm insulating white people from the impact of racial stress, which consequentially constructs a social atmosphere that depresses the ability of society, in general, to tolerate racial stress, also known as “White Fragility.” I 'fashioned' a social norm a long time ago when I realized there were adults that actually spout pure BS. I'm quite sure the Obama family is experiencing racial stress even as we speak. After you build a whole career based on the 'fact' that non-whites can't get ahead in the USA and then you realize you are full of shit, it might cause stress. I can offer a service to thousands of African Americans to relieve them of their stress-causing wealth at a modest handling fee.
Say - what are the latest numbers in Kalifornia on ammo sales? Even the New Zealand gun owners have had enough. When even the NZ gun owners act like Idahoans, you better believe the left have over-played their hand.
Since the left has gone insane, someone just had to make some dough off of the situation. The punch lines are out there for free - just juxtapose a cute kitty cat photo and voila! A calendar I wish I had gotten last Christmas. For the latest in quotes that convince you the world is sinking: Remember that there are supposedly intelligent people that back this stuff. You might suggest that possibly if the mayor of Portland found out some one he cared about had just been beaten on the head for crossing the street when the Antifa was there, he might change his mind. There's no evidence for that. I can hardly wait for the leftists that read this to chime in - holding my breath now - OK, I'm not. Cue the cricket brigade.
BT - Great video until the end. We're supposed to 'take back' our rights with group hugs? Good luck with that. The fact that there are people in positions of power in govt and the news media that allow or even encourage violence by the left to shut down speech they don't like was completely ignored. An 'A' for effort but an 'F' for lack of a realistic solution.
Final vote on the proposed French law is anticipated this Tuesday. Meanwhile Germany leads the way already. Interesting quote about the German law - "“We will add a provision so that users have a legal possibility to have unjustly deleted content restored,” said Johannes Ferchner, spokesman on justice and consumer protection for the Social Democrats and one of the architects of the law. He did not elaborate on how such a mechanism might work. At present, there is no formal mechanism for people to get content restored, beyond complaining to the social media firm involved." Oh goody! A legal 'possibility'. How very civil of them. One wonders why this was not baked into the law in the first place. So, maybe they will add a provision that will 'allow' you to grovel before a committee or tribunal of some kind so you can 'prove' your innocence. As far as I can tell, both the current German law and the proposed French law would hold any internet platform that hosts any sort of content liable for complaints from within their own countries without respect to the nation of origin of the platform or the nationality of the poster of the alleged objectionable content. One final interesting tidbit for now - "The European Commission keeps under lock and key documents on the Network Enforcement Act which examine the compatibility of the law with EU law with regard to the European Convention on Human Rights and the European legal requirements in the area of "Information Society Services" (e-commerce directive). An inquiry by the business magazine Wirtschaftswoche was rejected, stating that "the publication of the documents... would affect the climate of mutual trust between the member state and the Commission". According to a regulation issued in 2001, the EU Commission is obliged to make internal documents available on request. Wirtschaftswoche writes: "This confirms the suspicion that the law violates EU law, but Brussels does not want to offend Germany". EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová has also criticised the Network Enforcement Act as a source of annoyance to the German government." More after this Tuesday's vote in France.
Just to be clear - I hope we never have this sort of crap in our country: It takes a complete idiot to not see the problem. Unfortunately, we have no shortage of complete idiots. Just how this French law works with an international information system (the internet) remains to be seen.