“i didnt know wowex liked cute and lewd things too”
“who doesnt like cute things”
and most people who talk politics”
“those arent people”
“the separation of aesthetics from ideology was a mistake”
“It’s the nature of the times is it not? If: there is a modern renaissance man, Then: chances are, they conversant in the quality aesthetics of the period. And, nowadays, most contemporary products of the legacy media to day most certainly aren’t quality.”
“so what you’re really saying
is that the anime right is the future!”
“There are some people who’s minds are not equipped to find much of anything very compelling; they see little joy in any particular activity, in fact, they hate life and want to die. Unfortunately, ones capacity for the inception of meaning is only tangential to ones capacity for insecurity, so these people, rather than having the decency to off themselves alone, want to take everyone else with them too.
In modern times, such personages sometimes find themselves with the label of ‘liberal’.”
“i also want to die
but i like cute things”
“Then there’s hope for you yet”
“Daily reminder that if you are not a boomer with hundreds of millions of dollars, you are living on a level of existence lower than even the most wretched of fungi and algae. There are species of moss not even discovered by scientists yet which receive more recognition and acknowledgement than you.”
“>”Polk County Sheriff’s Office now wants all child workers polygraph tested”
Polygraphs can’t detect lies. They detect duress which only occurs if someone is afraid of being caught.
Polygraphs are an FBI meme like fiber comparison and will do 2 things:
1. False positive and catch innocent people
2. Create a false sense of security that will allow predators to infiltrate institutions”
“>”Polk County Sheriff’s Office now wants all child workers polygraph tested”
Polk County Sheriff’s Office wants all people who work with children to be the type of people who can pass polygraph tests.”
“No streaming service has been able to match the breadth and depth of a decades-old video store — at least not yet. Netflix’s disc rental service included 93,000 titles as of 2015 — a comparable library to somewhere like Eddie Brandt’s. But, disc rental isn’t a priority for Netflix: in 2016, they spent almost $1 billion promoting their streaming platform, but the physical rental service “doesn’t even have a marketing budget,” reports AP News.
And, even with 125 million streaming subscribers, Netflix still relies on physical media more than one might assume. AP News notes that Netflix makes “an operating profit of roughly 50 percent on DVD subscriptions, after covering the expense of buying discs and postage to and from its distribution centers…DVD profits have helped subsidize Netflix’s streaming expansion outside the U.S., a push that has accumulated losses of nearly $1.5 billion during the past five years [2011–2016.] The DVD service has made $1.9 billion during the same period, enabling Netflix to remain profitable.””
“If it wasn’t stolen, that day it was reported stolen”
“Everyone should have a Swiss bank account.
Except the Swiss. They should bank from Singapore.”
“Under socialism, the client was the worker. Alas, the poor devil was only just now rising up out of the ooze. In the meantime, the architect, the artist, and the intellectual would arrange his life for him. To use Stalin’s phrase, they would be the engineers of his soul. In his apartment blocks in Berlin for employees of the Siemens factory, the soul engineer Gropius decided that the workers should be spared high ceilings and wide hallways, too, along with all of the various outmoded objects and decorations. High ceilings and wide hallways and “spaciousness” in all forms were merely more bougeois grandiosity, expressed in voids rather than solids. Seven-foot ceilings and thirty-six-inch-wide hallways were about right […] for re-creating the world.”
“One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak. Humility is best expressed through a love of grandeur. It is pride which manifests itself in minimalism.”
“He didn’t say weaker. The implication is that sweet, pleasant, and polite does not mean too weak to be anything bu a doormat.”
“We could use more doormats in these days.”
“Sounds like a winning pitch. You go with that!”
“There’s no winning if you have to pitch.”
“I suppose that depends on your definition of winning. If you get a cold, flat, inert doormat in your bed, what have you won?”
“The empty hope that a loud woman will be good in bed has destroyed many good men.”
“The Spanish Crown’s official and secret ‘master map’ was updated by Spanish explorers under penalty of death.”
“By now, ship’s instruments were so accurate that a single journey could provide good maps of new lands. The continents’ interiors, however, are a completely different story…”
“It is no coincidence that the rise of the foresight industry takes places in the late 1960s/70s — the very moment when high modernist confidence in technological fixes gives way to a deep anxiety about the rise of wicked problems.”
“These men are the Instagram husbands. Men who do nothing but take photos of their wife on vacation, so she can convince other women on social media that their life is more fun.
Don’t be these guys.”
“It really doesn’t surprise me when science validates every single piece of game theory. When you read the origins of game, it was basically nothing more than what was probably the world’s largest trial and error experiment ever performed. You just had a bunch of guys, from all over the world, on internet news groups, out every night talking to women, trying different strategies and tactics, then sharing the results. They did this for about a ten year time period and were able to come up with a pretty accurate theory that was later published for public inspection for the first time in The Game. It may be one of the greatest scientific undertaking since the Manhattan Project and no one who was a “researcher” in the experiment had any idea.”
“After spending ~5 to ~10 minutes filling it out I get this message.
This item is only eligble for Amazon Verified Purchase Reviews.
What a waste of my time! I bought the thing, Amazon knows this, so what is this about “Amazon Verified Purchase reviews”
Note that I only got this message AFTER trying to leave a 2 star review. What would have happend if I had left a more positive review? Would that be allowed?”
“Travis rues the experience, and the stellar reviews that led him to purchase the faulty lock in the first place. He didn’t realize it at the time, he says, but he’s now certain that those glowing reviews were paid for. And that many of the people who gave the trigger lock excellent reviews may never have opened the package in the first place.
Travis is certain of this because he himself is now a prolific paid reviewer. He writes Amazon reviews for money, and he commissions others to do the same — for a company that approached him online. (Note: Amazon is one of NPR’s financial sponsors.)
“I don’t think it’s right that people can write fake reviews on products,” Travis says. “But I need the money.””
“I feel Gen Z is gonna be the most unpredictable generation because they go from being a Marxist-Leninist to Catholic Ultra-royalist and vice versa after watching 2 youtube videos.”
“9/11 conspiracy theories are a psyop to make you believe it’s impossible to change the world forever with 20 weirdos, a bit of cash, and a half baked scheme”
“If we got rid of straws, then what would Robert Mueller possibly have left to grasp on to?”
“In 1932 the London Zoo commissioned a new penguin pool from modernist architect Berthold Lubetkin, who took full advantage of what was still a novel building material: reinforced concrete. It was praised by art and architecture critics for its radical simplicity; one professor even aspired to live in a similar structure, forcing him to simplify his needs. David Hancocks, the widely respected former director of Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, looks back in horror: “No one asked the penguins how they enjoyed having to simplify their needs to live each day in their minimalist pit.” The structure was even designated a national landmark, perpetuating its use until 2003, long after it should have been retired. It now stands empty, having achieved an even more perfect minimalism without any penguins in residence.
In 2011 the London Zoo opened Penguin Beach. It is large enough to sustain an entire breeding colony while deep enough to allow extensive diving and swimming. It uses textures that mimic Antarctic surfaces, with both rocky and sandy beaches for the breeding grounds preferred by respective penguin species.”
“Writing is an exercise discovering which thoughts are merely your own rather than everyone’s, then learning how to make them everyone’s.”
“The more I study the history of intellectuals, the more they seem like a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization bit by bit — replacing what works with what sounds good.”
“200 years ago, when America’s population was less than a thirtieth of what it is now, the market for dense, complex books (Last of Mohicans) was the same size as the current market for disposable fluff books.”
– claims it’s a democracy/republic
– Public School History Books (PSHB) say it’s a democracy/republic
– claims it’s communist
– PSHB say it’s communist
Italy under Mussolini
– claims it’s fascist
– PSHB say it’s fascist
Germany under Hitler
– claims it’s national socialist
– PSHB say it’s totalitarian
“Honey I’m pregnant!”
“Am I really going to be a father?!”
“Just so you know I can kill the baby anytime my body my choice!”
“Ok, I’m out. Your body so your responsibility.”
“What?! How can you neglect the child when it clearly is yours too!”
“With the Greek wildfires raging on the Island of Santorini now, the donkeys there have had to carry tourists and disabled, sick and elderly locals alike to safety.
Because of the hot temperatures, the Greek summer sun, and greater than usual workload, the donkeys have had to work harder than they are normally accustomed to.
This has prompted animal rights activists the world over to call for either an end to using the donkeys to transport others to safety or weight limits on who and what they carry.
It is sad that we even have to speak out against the idea of allowing the weakest people among us to burn to death in their homes or while on vacation, but let me let you in on a little secret – the Mediterranean Donkey is a TANK. They have carried immense loads across the mountains and plains of Greece, Sicily, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Malta, the Balearic Islands, Spain, Portugal, Anatolia and elsewhere for thousands and thousands of years. They’re attuned to this type of work.
These sturdy, faithful little friends know instinctually that their homes and their people are in danger, and they are ready to help.
So no. We won’t be letting people burn to death. And shame on you for even suggesting it.”
“>America is facing a truck driver shortage – and it’s going to cost you
The horror. Higher wages are coming!!”
“Last month autonomous vehicles were going to eliminate driving jobs”
“What started as an intuitive understanding of norms and shared suffering eventually became meaningless ritual. Without violent resolution to create clear winners and losers, all norms had lost their functional character and, instead, we found ourselves leveraging the attention economy to evaluate status and supremacy. The symbols of the culture, crucial to identification and context acquisition, became more important to defend than the experiences the culture created. Protecting whatever mythology that managed to game the Skinner box the most effectively became a higher priority than protecting the people that made up the fabric of that mythology. The individual contributions to steer the mythology of the tribe went from dark mystical work to a fumbling pseudoscience to the weekend activity of a bored script kiddie. Few properly recognized what was happening, but I believed because of this gradual reality replacement, we had unwittingly slipped into a cult. We no longer owned our communal outcomes and, instead, we served the Web 2.0 technopriest caste: We create the content, they collect the paycheck.”
“sufficiently advanced hedonism is indistinguishable from suicide”
“Does a rowdy politician have to be put down? Does an impatient general need to be put into check? Does an entertainer with a loud mouth need to be silenced? You could assassinate any one of these theoretical players, but then you have to contend with their remaining influence networks and now you have a whole mess on your hands that will take decades to manage. It’s best if these players of influence managed themselves. What if blackmail could be planted on these players in a way which would destroy the social and political reputation of powerful people and decouple them from their influence? If that were possible, then that player can be made to play by the rules, even if it was against their own interests. If a whole network of blackmailed assets were made in such a manner, you could steer geopolitical ambitions in a more predictable and managed way.”
“All art, thought, and writing created in the service of “dialogue” is invalid.”
““Problems” were indeed viewed completely differently. Americans like to respond “no problem” when asked how things are going. One phrase known and used with gusto by every early member of NUMMI was the Japanese word for “no problem,” which, when spoken with a typical American accent, sounded pretty much like “Monday night.” So when Japanese trainers tried to ask how certain problems were being handled, American NUMMI employees could be heard all over the plant cheerily shouting, “Monday night!” The response to this by the Japanese was, “No problem is problem.” There are always problems, or issues that require some kind of “countermeasure” or better way to accomplish a given task. And seeing those problems is the crux of the job of the manager.
The first case I know of a Toyota manager issuing the now-famous Japanese English edict of “No problem is problem!” was Susumu Uchikawa. As general manager of production control — arguably Toyota’s area of most unique operational expertise — Uchikawa had a team of six very smart, midlevel GM managers working for him. Being very smart, young GM managers, they had a ready response whenever Uchikawa asked them to report on how things were proceeding — “No problem!” The last thing they wanted was their boss sticking his nose into their problems. Finally Uchikawa exploded, “No problem is problem! Managers’ job is to see problems!”
The famous tools of the Toyota Production System are all designed around making it easy to see problems, easy to solve problems, and easy to learn from mistakes. Making it easy to learn from mistakes means changing our attitude toward them. That is the lean cultural shift.”
“Literally every fucking hoe around me will make up stories about being raped or sexually assaulted and afterwards go brag about fucking random dudes and if I ever bring this up they all get mad and go RAPE CULTURE RAPE CULTURE”
“JBP is right in that neither left nor right are inherently evil.
So why is it all the evil ideas land on the left?
On average, you can’t convince the right of anything, virtuous or vicious. Their beliefs are almost static. Ergo, if someone is pushing evil, by elimination, it must…”
“I am white. I have white privilege. That’s not inflammatory, nor provocative. It’s not racist, nor dismissive. It’s not condescending, nor insulting. I also have cis-het, male, class privilege. It’s factual, not controversial. What counts is the continual work to be better.”
“Observe a progressive praying in his natural habitat.”
“Woman tries to seduce cop and then files rape or assault charges when turned down? Many such cases!
The fact that women pivot so effortlessly between seduction and accusations should make you think about #MeToo”
“”There are lots of other teachings in the Catholic church that not everybody abides by,” he said. “Is practicing birth control a mortal sin? If true there would be a lot of couples in mortal sin.”
“Narrator’s voice: there are a lot of couples in mortal sin
“Why, if THAT’S a mortal sin, then I’m a mortal sinner!”
Yes, correct, what is so hard to grasp about this exactly
“How can something be against the law if I personally do it?””
“neo-nazis: duhhh the elite and the gov exist to serve the masses
Hitler: It seems that people should make sacrifices for their great men as a matter of course. A nation’s only true fortune is its great men. A great man is worth a lot more than a thousand million in the State’s coffers. A man who’s privileged to be the Head of a country couldn’t make a better use of his power than to put it at the service of talent. If only the Party will regard it as its main duty to discover and encourage the talents! It’s the great men who express a nation’s soul.”
“All this fuss because in the globalist, multicultural, secular, neoliberal world we aren’t evolved to inhabit, nobody can come up with a compelling story to live your life by.
The Left peddles Panglossian narratives about contemporary enlightened values (which jibe nicely with the needs of capitalism), the horrors of our atrocious past, but with reminders of all that’s left to fix, with orthodoxy enforced by taboo. The Right attempts atavistic revivals of the symbols that once drove society–family, patria, religion, tribe–but even they don’t really believe them (or believe forms so warped our ancestors wouldn’t recognize them).
Into the the breach step guru-opportunists like Jordan Peterson, repackaging the mythopoeic men’s movement from the 90s for modern millennial ears.
Or those rehashing Marcus Aurelius for the Stoicism-as-a-Service industry.
Whatever it takes to keep the abyss at bay.”
“”Is it creepy if an unattractive girl shows interest in a guy? When you think about it like that, it just seems…unkind. Calling a guy creepy if he just showed interest but didn’t really do anything wrong – it’s just unkind. It’s sort of nasty. That’s my take on that.”
SEX IS A SIN
IF YOU WANT SEX YOU’RE A SINNER
but if you don’t have sex you’re a loser :^)”
“”Explain your shit america. How come japs make more patriotic games featuring america than america themselves?”
“>Most American game of all time
>Made by Japs
>Never released on America
What the fuck”
“Showing any pride outside of black or being a faggot is looked down upon.”
“I personally think our focus is in the wrong place. Devs think that “Uncle Sam kicking slavic ass” is patriotic, because its cool, but it just makes us look like tools.”
“patriotism is low-status in the US”
“It might also be the fear of being labeled a Right Wing Extremist.”
“The only people who are patriotic now are rednecks and “ironic” hipsters.””
“Men love women, but I truly believe that women are incapable of what we men call love. “Greater love hath no man than that he lay down his life for his friends.” How many women are willing to die for their husbands, friends, country, or comrades in arms? Damn few, if any.”
“Climate experts predicted all 1,196 Maldives islands will drown by 2018. So far their forecast is only off by 1,196 islands.”
“i want you to look directly at adam sandler, and then look back at me and say the words “capitalism rewards creative innovation” straight to my face”
“That’s just a great example of Jewish nepotism.”
“She is right in the apolitical things. The fraternization between devs and players must stop and the best way to do it is putting devs behind the PR wall. It’s abusive for decent devs who must serve as customer service 24/7. I was always on this position, mostly because of not so decent devs who use these venues to conspire with goldsellers and other game monetizers.
Why is this dangerous? Because Jessica is on the way to become a champion of fighting against this cancerous fraternization and can use her status to also spread her SJW agenda. She fills her speech with completely wrong and unrelated parts about how “marginalized” devs are abused – when a male dev was fired with her. Her take on that is absolutely wrong. No one goes after a dev because of race and gender, but because the dev isn’t catering to that customer and he feels entitled to – mostly because he sees other customers being catered to. It’s possible or even likely that when he starts throwing abuse, it will contain racist and sexist slurs. But not because the person is racist or sexist, but because he assumes this will hurt the target. […]
So now, she will use her fame and credit earned fighting something genuinely bad to push the feminist lies that women and racial minorities are targeted on the internet or the gaming industry, when there isn’t anything like that. Like in gamergate, the focus will change from a valid problem to SJW agenda items like cyberbullying and “racism” and “sexism”.”
“What is the dumbest thing you believed as a child?”
“That I would be happy as a grown up.”
“>American workers see 1st wage growth in 2 decades, business growing for 1st time in 3 decades
“REV UP THOSE INTEREST RATES BOYS””
“Wouldn’t want them to be able to save a dollar.
Hopefully the economy crashes and everyone loses their houses”
“This is actually exactly what they want. Look at the 2008 crash. They gave out High interest loans left and right for anybody that asked, collected twice what the house was worth, and then foreclosed and took the house at half what the house was worth. Now they had twice as much money AND an asset deed AND a debt account that’s never going to close so they can beg the government for a trillion dollars or else the economy is over.
there’s no pending financial crisis that they need to stop by raising interest rates, it’s just time to run free_money_algorithm.exe on the economy again.”
“Can we unilaterally the declare that the semantic fight about whether certain European countries are ‘capitalist’ or ‘socialist’ is the dumbest argument on political twitter?
Nobody disagrees on the facts and it’s just a shouting match about which words we use.”
“I really wish these fights were meaningless.
To elaborate: fights over labels and definitions feels dumb and pointless from a rational perspective, but it’s extremely important in terms of unfocused rhetoric. The lumping, splitting and tweaking of concepts determines how we look at single examples, what debts, credits and connotations they get by default, and what other things they’re associated with. It also determines what rules we apply and even what we notice the first place.
And we all know this. Hence the fights, the neverending fights over “racism”, “socialism”, “free speech” etc. They’re worth fighting over because they’re valuable. They’re the naval choke points and strategic oil reserves of the English language.”
“When does a boy become a man, in your opinion?”
“The first time he realizes there is not a single soul on earth, short of himself, who cares about his pain”
“Crucial context here from @juliacarriew into the Sarah Jeong situation.
Since [Craigslist], Google, and Facebook killed their local advertising business model, elements of the press have stoked hate for clicks.”
“You should need a fucking prescription for baby formula. The fact that this shit is even legal to be advertised is a crime against humanity
Imagine the collective suffering caused by baby formular. Depending on where you are in the bell curve and what the rest of your talent stack looks like, 5 IQ points can be the difference between being middle class or upper class. It could be the difference between becoming an engineer or ending up in some shitty mid level management position. Just a few IQ points can be the difference between achieving your dreams or being stuck in mediocrity for your entire fucking life.
It’s such a ruthlessly abominable attack against the species itself just so rootless cosmopolitan corporations can make an extra buck”
“Give me a lever long enough, and a place to stand, and I will move the earth.”
“There’s a few that realize she fits right in at the NYT. The vast majority seem to want to ‘maintain standards’. […] Just be glad you don’t have to work there. Imagine the bilious souls of folk who invent rancid bile on a deadline. Imagine having to deal with them all day, every day.”
“The America I want to see:
Everyone has a big screen tv and no one is racist.”
“The America I want to see:
No one has a big screen tv and everyone is racist.”
“Reminder that Berkeley is so bad at environmentalism that they have Transit-Oriented Undevelopment: houses everywhere EXCEPT NEAR THE ACTUAL SUBWAY STATION, which is devoted instead to a four-block sea of asphalt for parking”
“The main problem with school mathematics is that there are no probl ems. Oh, I know what passes for problems in math classes, these insipid ‘exercises.’ ‘Here is a type of problem. Here is how to solve it. Yes it will be on the test. Do exercises 1-35 odd for homework.’ What a sad way to learn mathematics: to be a trained chimpanzee.”
“Haha… yes. But winning arguments only produces sore losers. Patiently make your case, again and again, in the simplest possible terms, using big colorful pictures if needed. Eventually even the most rabid Prog will get it, and hopefully think it was his own idea from the start.”
“Men like variety and women understand that, so they try their best to look like different people every day.”
“Alex Jones banned by Facebook, Apple, Google, and Spotify.
If only those four companies comprised a catchy acronym.”
“In the northlands, the word “god” was used to describe anything beyond a human’s ability to engage.”
“Family status conservation is the strongest force in the universe. Compound interest has nothing on it.”
“This isn’t always mentioned in histories, but a lot of what Japan did in the Pacific made no sense at all.
For example, the Japanese occupied lots of islands. After their local naval and air forces had been defeated, we only needed a few of those islands for bases. We generally just let the Japanese forces on the islands we didn’t need sit there, usually till the end of the war. Some farmed and fished, some starved.
But island-hopping had important strategic fallout. There was only one way to send any supplies to places like Rabaul – submarines. Of course, they couldn’t carry enough cargo to make any difference – they sure couldn’t feed 100,000 men – but you gotta do something, right? This took most of the Japanese submarine fleet out of the war.”
“Harden argues that genetic inequality is unfair, and so -> redistribution. The earlier argument was that everybody is really the same, and so -> redistribution. I’m pretty sure that if the astronomers found that an asteroid the size of Texas was going to hit us in twenty years, that answer to that would also be massive redistribution. What does she says about the boring topic of making society actually work better – where well-understood genetic influences could have a role? Nothing, of course.”
“Of course, If I were a professor of psychology, that would be a pleasing prospect. ” More research is needed” – until the end of time.”
“The model American male devotes more than 1600 hours a year to his car. He sits in it while it goes and while it stands idling. He parks it and searches for it. He earns the money to put down on it and to meet monthly installments. He works to pay for gasoline, tolls, insurance, taxes, and tickets. He spends four of his sixteen waking hours on the road or gathering his resources for it. And this figure does not take into account the time consumed by other activities dictated by transport: time spent in hospitals, traffic courts, and garages; time spent watching automobile commercials or attending consumer education meetings to improve the quality of the next buy. The model American puts 1600 to get 7500 miles: less than five miles per hour. In countries deprived of a transportation industry, people manage to do the same, walking wherever they want to go, and they allocate only 3 to 8 percent of their society’s time budget to traffic instead of 28 percent. What distinguishes the traffic in rich countries from the traffic in poor countries is not more mileage per hour of lifetime for the majority, but more hours of compulsory consumption of high doses of energy, packaged and unequally distributed by the transportation industry.”
“Past a certain threshold of energy consumption, the transportation industry dictates the configuration of social space. Motorways expand, driving wedges between neighbors and removing fields beyond the distance a farmer can walk. Ambulances take clinics beyond the few miles a sick child can be carried. The doctor will no longer come to the house, because vehicles have made the hospital into the right place to be sick. Once heavy trucks reach a village high in the Andes, part of the local market disappears. Later, when the high school arrives at the plaza along with the paved highway, more and more of the young people move to the city, until not one family is left which does not long for a reunion with someone hundreds of miles away, down on the coast.
Equal speeds have equally distorting effects on the perception of space, time, and personal potency in rich and in poor countries, however different the surface appearances might be. Everywhere, the transportation industry shapes a new kind of man to fit the new geography and the new schedules of its making. The major difference between Guatemala and Kansas is that in Central America some provinces are still exempt from all contact with vehicles and are, therefore, still not degraded by their dependence on them.”
“Bicycles are not only thermodynamically efficient, they are also cheap. With his much lower salary, the Chinese acquires his durable bicycle in a fraction of the working hours an American devotes to the purchase of his obsolescent car. The cost of public utilities needed to facilitate bike traffic versus the price of an infrastructure tailored to high speeds is proportionately even less than the price differential of the vehicles used in the two systems. In the bicycle system, engineered roads are necessary only at certain points of dense traffic, and people who live far from the surfaced path are not thereby automatically isolated as they would be if they depended on cars or trains. The bicycle has extended man’s radius without shunting him onto roads he cannot walk. Where he cannot ride his bike, he can usually push it.”
“Even if your principles really are free speech (gay), there is still no reason to accept corporations acting against us, and defend left wingers. It’s negotiating from a point of weakness.
How about instead of just losing over and over, we turn this witchhunt dynamic on the left, get them to lose their right to speak and earn an income. THEN you can offer a truce and say no one should have their speech curtailed or jobs threatened.”
“bake the cake but also giant multinationals should be able to tell you what you can and cannot watch”
“I like how the words “systematic”, “planned”, “premeditated”, and other words indicating forethought and prediction are all regularly used to change neutral depictions into evil ones. Good depictions are always “inspired”, “discovered”, “created”, and other words completely devoid of logistical ties.”
“Some things can’t be discussed. Crossing swords is the only end.
“Some” is actually quite a few things. But we are pushed to say we can.
Response being depression, drug addiction, and any number of ideas.
Better than dying?
Those that disagree, die.
So yes, it is better.”
“Broke: Let liberal companies do what they want
Woke: Nationalise them so they do what we want
Ascended: Nationalise them so they go bankrupt”
“Folks worry about China maybe not sending steel to America when you could bring down the global internet with like three sniper teams.”
“They’re basically equivalent. I presume not sending steel is the cheaper option of the two.”
“Not sending steel is incredibly expensive. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese would depend on it for their livelihood, including several Party members.”
“Trade is comically opposed to war. You don’t normally get clean elemental opposites like that in real life. It’s basically impossible for two countries with deep trade ties to go to war; entering the war immediately devastates both economies.”
“USG’s trade ‘deficit’ is how USG taxes foreign nationals. By selling to Americans, they acquire dollars. USG then inflates the dollars and steals part of their value.”
“USG’s trade ‘deficit’ is how USG taxes foreign nationals. By selling to Americans, they acquire dollars. USG then inflates the dollars and steals part of their value. Much USG policy is paid for this way.
See also: reserve currency status.”
“In fact, anyone who consumes a good deal of any form of contemporary established infotainment is actually less informed than someone who does nothing but lurk dingy internet forums all day. They are anti-informed, even.
Actually, the ‘news’ format, in of itself, is inherently prone to high noise, low signal content; banalizing, mutating, and degenerating whatever topic it seeks to grasp.
In no other field of lexical endeavor do people seem to consider it so unremarkable and acceptable for uninitiated middlebrows to pontificate authoritatively and at length on some matter in which they have basically no responsibility or working experience and are otherwise completely unimmersed in and ignorant of beyond a dilettantes passing fancy.
A bad tree cannot bear good fruit; listening to a journalist about pretty much anything is a good way to become confused, educate yourself stupid, and generally sabotage your model of reality.”