“The future that Progressivism wants is one where everyone is a complete degenerate but ze doesn’t get any enjoyment from it.”
“California is spending more to paint a bridge than the bridge originally cost to build (in current dollars).”
“”Are you homeless? Not our problem!”
“Are you struggling to get by? Not our problem!”
“Are you starving? Not our problem!”
“Are you in debt? Not our problem!”
“Do you have health issues? Better pay up or die cause it’s not our problem LOL!”
“Hold up?!? You’re considering taking your life?? Don’t you know we care about you and want to help you! Let’s waste countless resources doing everything in our power to make sure you don’t die! Isn’t life wonderful? How could you ever want to leave this beautiful planet??””
“there’s 4 people total in your team?”
“how many people can be in a team before uselessness pops up?”
“we had a choice of 3 or 4
our idea was that if it was 3, thered be enough pressure to keep everyone working
this is clearly an incorrect conclusion.”
“Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing. The more I see of what you call civilization, the more highly I think of what you call savagery!”
“It’s incredible to me that Tokyo is still finding new ways to tie one end of the metropolis to the other–building new subways (Fukutoshin Line), new viaducts (Ueno-Tokyo Line), or just making more use of existing ROWs, as in Sotetsu’s case”
“Contrast to America: Everyone takes the same road, even though everyone has Freedommobiles. Sometimes there’s even two viable roads – you get a choice! But of course you do. It’s the Land of the Free, after all.”
“Journalists: More regulation for Facebook
Journalists: More regulation for finance
Journalists: More regulation for sugary food
Journalists: More regulation for advertising
Corbyn: More regulation for journalists
Journalists: So this is how democracy dies”
“Do I get a say this time?”
“Of course. We’re partners. I’m just in charge.”
“When my child hits another child with a stick, I don’t blame the stick, but I still take the stick away.”
“When my child hits a child with a stick, I take away the sticks from every child.”
“When my kid hits another kid with a stick I burn every tree on the continent to the ground to prevent anyone from accessing a stick.”
“I know it’s difficult. What of it? […] The details do not interest me.”
“So you took it out on the furniture?”
“Would you have preferred I took it out on something else?”
“[P]arental wealth not generally causal for children’s outcomes. Evidence from Swedish lotto winners. You cannot buy your children a big advantage, it’s mostly a genetic lottery. Best you can do is choose a good mate. “
“Nothing says “libertarian” like entrusting your children’s safeties to government employees so long as they call themselves “teachers” instead of “officers.” Stop being vague, tacit, and redundant and just openly say you want all teaching positions to be filled by law-enforcers already you dumb kooks. The distinction between a policeman and an educator almost entirely fades when you give the latter all of the training and equipment utilized by the former with the intention of maintaining the exact same premise: social order and adherence to the law.”
“People aren’t free, it’s capital who is free”
“”Of course correlation is not causality […] But I strongly believe that if correlation is found, we should assume causality until proven otherwise.”
I think there’s something fundamentally different about a person who is “open to ideas” and waits for things to appear, and a person who has a handful of ideas in mind, assumes they all have some likelihood, and actively tries to see what combination of them is most accurate.”
“Every choice and action that others do that I approve of is due to free will.
Every choice and action that others do that I dont approve of is due to conditioning.”
“The Chinese discovered the magnetic compass by pure trial-and-error. Nevertheless it was not the compass itself, but the combination of it and sufficiently accurate clocks (the most difficult feat of engineering before the industrial age) that enabled the accurate determination of longitude (that only European countries were able to do). This is common knowledge among specialists in the history of technology (though apparently not among “general historians”).
[…] the Chinese did not even understand what a “general” concept was (like the concept of a function), or what quantification was. They had no muscular thought whatsoever, of the type that requires the greatest effort to keep in track of many things at once, of combinatorial or geometric intuition – and one way to characterize the preceding is: that one does not play around with words or fancies or pure “analogies” but rather, with complicated physical arrangements (in the laboratory), and with diagrams that are always slightly more complicated than one can immediately keep in track of.
I distinctly remember, when I was an undergraduate in [deleted for reasons of privacy], how many of the top “Chinese” students who came directly from Chinese high schools almost all flunked out of the first “advanced” math course (in which one has to construct proofs), after getting A+s in “calculus” (itself very superficially taught) etc. […]
[…] They [the Chinese] did not have thinkers who were particularly powerful, either in mathematical thought (as above – simplifying more and more intricate notions), or else those like Faraday who may not have used mathematical analysis, but who (1) thought in a geometric and very very intricate language (lines of force), and (2) an incomparable “sense” of what parameters to keep in track of and what to ignore (physicists know what to ignore).”
“[A]theism tends to breed among those who work the land, and whose livihood completely depends on their own labor, rather than the hunter-gatherers who depend a great deal on luck and chance.”
“Divide each problem that you can examine into as many parts as you can and as you need to solve them more easily.”
“This rule of Descartes is of little use as long as the art of dividing . . . remains unexplained. . . . By dividing his problem into unsuitable parts, the unexperienced problem-solver may increase his difficulty.”
“Anyway, I’m not sure if there is anything to all this (I voiced my doubts in the first post), but the point is that the Chinese “thought” is the only kind of thing that is fundamentally different from the thought of the West, and not influenced or absorbed by it in any way. In the entire history of thought, the fundamental contrast is exactly between the Greeks (who founded Western thought) and the Chinese (after the Han Dynasty and the disappearance of the Mohists) who followed fundamentally different paths – not between the Greeks and the Indians.
And contrary to what might be concluded by extreme “racialist” theories of history (that seem to exist only on the “internets” – and so, hardly seem to merit any kind of proper response as opposed to diagnosis), the Chinese inability to do various things (and the particular path they actually took) had nothing whatsoever to do with lacking a few exceptional “savants” of super-intelligence, like Newton, Euler, Gauss, etc. This was exactly because those “savants” even in the West were not actually the most “influential” figures, they simply combine the achievements of maybe a fifty or a hundred top-quality individuals in a single person. Rather, the truly “influential” ones were others – those who fully worked out a certain path by the guide of extra-rational belief (like Kepler, Tycho Brahe). Kepler depended on Apollonius’ mathematical machinery of conics, which was absolutely necessary for his formulation of the laws, just as Newton and others generalized Kepler’s laws, from astronomy to all mechanics (so no Kepler[**], Brahe and Apollonius = no nothing). The uniquely successful, Greek development of “formal mathematics” (based on formal proofs) depended heavily on the fact that it was in geometry that the Ancient Greeks focused on (in which logical relations between constructions were more transparent), and that the Greeks were compelled to construct formal proofs for mystical reasons that were mostly extra-rational. It was not, therefore, due to superintelligence or over-awing technique, or even clarity of apprehension, but simply blind luck and favorable circumstances (political disunity). Without Newton on the other hand, mechanics would have developed somewhat more slowly, but only by a few decades as there were plenty of other scientists of almost-equal capacity in the same period.”
“A slightly technical point not usually noticed about the discovery of Kepler’s laws (and in consequence, all of mechanics and classical physics): virtually all problems of mechanics are described by nonintegrable equations. Only a few (like the classical two body problem) are actually integrable. Now, it was also again by “luck” that the human race developed in a planetary system (in contrast to so many others in the galaxy) that had only one star – and also, where the planets lie at large distances from one another with masses each much smaller than that of the Sun. Only under these circumstances can you actually work with the equations that are actually integrable, and also such that planetary motion (revealed by integration) is very simple. That is, it is the particular structure of the solar system that was crucial (that fact that the motion of our planets is relatively simple, and can be described by integrable differential equations). This was definitely a necessary condition for the human race to discover (relatively quickly) the laws governing the motions of the planets and then generalize them to all mechanical motion (Newton).”
“Were you discharged or forced to resign from any position? Note: a ‘ yes’ answer does not preclude you from being considered for employment”
“Men form more egalitarian views on gender after serving with women in military bootcamp.”
“Men made to endure months of complete absurdity; when surveyed afterwards all get the message and answer what their masters want to hear. Zhao Gao would be proud.”
“Xi’s power grab demands a clear western response”
“The same article argues for “the defence of US and European political systems against potential Chinese interference.” While saying in the very title the West should interfere in China’s political system. You can’t make this stuff up.”
“I missed the days when everyone was a sincere dick rather than faceless members of a self-righteous mob putting up a facade of sincerity. I fucking hate “social media”. The phrase itself makes my fucking skin crawl.”
“I read a guidebook on movie screenwriting once, and the first rule was: Make your hero a 35-year-old single man. The second rule was: Make your heroine younger.”
“ive never been in a gun store with bulletproof glass”
“I am old and wealthy. I may say what I please.”
“Happy families are all alike. Every unhappy family is unhappy in their own way.”
“If we’re going to say the 2A only applies to weapons available when it was written, that’s fine with me as long as zog’s fighting force is subject to the same constraints.”
“Don’t forget the press! No internet for NYT, no typewriters, only old school printing presses”
“don’t forget the logistics either. make sure they are only able to relay their papers by horseback.”
“And free speech only applies to printed newspapers now, as the founders intended. Shut down all tv news that criticizes Blumpf
The founders and framers never imagined Jews would have the ability to transmit lies to hundreds of millions of people instantly.”
“everyone has a pet reason for wanting to prevent transit expansion–rich people are worried it will degrade neighborhood character and property values will drop, while poor people are…afraid it will degrade neighborhood character and property values will rise”
“I would prefer if you would stop treating me as if I were a child.”
“Would you prefer I treat you like the lying manipulator you are?”
“Amazon paid $700 million in taxes to other countries but essentially nothing to the country that it’s bleeding dry.
Put into terms the average person can easily contextualize Amazon paid the equivalent in taxes of a household making $50,000 a year paying $30 in income taxes. You will pay more in taxes working 20 hours at minimum wage than Amazon- a company worth tens of billions- will for an entire year.
Welcome to your neoliberal cyberpunk future. now with prime day And 50% more Lightning Deals.”
““Another way to look at it is that when you reduce the need for human labor, you reduce the need for humans. Why do you need a consumer base to acquire capital? Didn’t Marx argue for the idea that capitalism is about the labor market: that humans sell themselves in terms of labor power in order to consume. When you don’t need labor anymore because of automation, it kinda negates the need for consumers. Wouldn’t corporations just act as entities and begin trading between each other what they need?”
“Welcome to the 21st century. So many people focus on physical labor as the talking point since that’s what employs the majority of the worlds population but fail to even mention that the most powerful people in the room have amassed untold masses of wealth through the automation of exchanges. These people haven’t needed us for years. They mostly don’t give a fuck about us, I believe. But that’s just me.””
“A nominal alternative is no alternative–it must be VIABLE! Which means, among other things, that it must be planned to account for *all* parts of society, *all* kinds of trips. Not just for the rich or the poor. Not just for the elderly or for students. Not just for commuting!
Design a network specifically tailored to the 9-5 office commute, and you’ll find even 9-5 office workers prefer not to use it. Design it for all kinds of trips, and you’ll find that plenty of those trips are 9-5 office worker commutes! This applies to other niches”
“All these school kids are moved enough to walk out and speak for gun control but couldn’t be bothered to stand up for the kid getting bullied and laughed at daily.”
“The education system is an obvious waste of time on an enormous scale – thus selecting for and rewarding subjects who tolerate or even enjoy having their time wasted.”
“The Great American Novel is the history it writes about itself.
Greeks had philosophy. Romans had engineering. Americans have propaganda. Their style of lying will echo grandly through the centuries.”
“The “Modern”* service economy is pretty much entirely down to minimum wage. When deflation means wages should fall, minimum wage means they can’t. Instead the job gets offshored to somewhere with lower minimum wage. Service jobs can’t be offshored.
But as McDonald’s is kindly demonstrating for us, service jobs can sometimes be automated. Eventually the welfare state is going to put everyone out of work.”
“[W]ith improved communications and mobility, we don’t get physical separation between tribes. Which is a problem, because if tribal territories overlap, the natural outcome is that one tribe rules, and the other is ruled.“
“Libertarians are wrong. Capitalism is not the “natural state” as it does not predate the industrial revolution. This should be quite obvious as Feudalism is clearly not Capitalism, and the assertion of the contrary that it actually is only further legitimizes Marxist critiques of Capitalism and betrays the liberal-democratic principles from which Capitalism erected.”
“If you cannot conquer death, you should have abandoned your fear of it.
If you understand death to be a shameful, terrifying thing, then you should throw away your sentience!”
“>staff watch streams that could be considered to be right-oriented like hawks and issue threats over the slightest grievance
>enables camwhores because more than half their staff are getting bribed with titty pics
Twitch continues to remain scummy as fuck.”
“The West as a whole has been suffering from a serious illness since 1100 or so. America’s decline is a symptom of America, which itself is a symptom of the underlying disease.
The thing about 1100 is even if you suffered, you had a purpose and a community.
This is much of what defecting to ISIS etc. is about. “Actually, wealth for atomization wasn’t a good trade.”“
“If you read between the lines of the numerous reports on China that have come out over the years, the real idea was this: the US could use it as a place to manufacture cheap goods because ‘authoritarianism’ would ensure it’d never produce competitive companies.
Everyone was certain that China could never produce competitive multinationals, because (of course!) you need liberalism for that. Technology is the product of freedom! China’s stifling political culture means we never have to worry about them posing a REAL challenge.
So it wasn’t so much that people thought China would change politically, but that it’d have to if it wanted to be competitive. That ‘authoritarianism’ would put a brake on development. That free America would always be the tech leader because you need freedom to produce tech.”
“it seems that when i see eastern artists practice, they come up with a solution to every forseeable problem.
Pages and pages of design problems and solutions, ways to tackle things, alternative approaches, etc.
it seems like western artists only copy photos.”
“>”The Chinese military arresting protesters at Tiananmen square is proof the PRC is evil!”
>”WACO does not represent the entire US government!””
“Is it a good thing for his career to have his style emulated like this? He succeeded because he was good and unique, having little Ruan Jia style clones running around undercutting his rates can’t be good.”
“You’re thinking like a beginner crab. A professional of Ruanjia’s level will never have to worry a day in his life that someone will “undercut” his rates. That shit just doesn’t happen at his level, the demand is simply too high. Undercutting prices is only something that happens at the lower levels of freelancing.”
“Here’s the thing, OP, what you practice depends on your goals.
If you want to be the next Rembrandt, you can sit people down and paint their fucking portrait, or go draw some windmills, learn how to make etchings, whatever. You don’t need to be able to conjure an image of a unicorn fucking a dragon on a pile of fairies in your head and then paint it.
If you want to draw unicorns fucking dragons on piles of fairies, however, maybe practice imagination drawing. Or start looking for unicorns, dragons and fairies willing to model for you, whatever works.
Stop being a living meme who doesn’t actually have any objectives and just wants to ‘git gud’ without having an ounce of awareness of what ‘gud’ means to you. Do you want to just emulate the old masters? Then actually figure out what the fuck that entails. Is it making portraits, drawing biblical scenes? Mythical scenes? What? Are you going to go to the effort of getting all the materials you need so that you can copy it without any imagination work? Even if that means getting a 3D model, or stringing up a dead horse, or buying a fuckton of costumes and having people stand stock still for 8 hours while you paint your rendition of the fall of Troy? If that’s what you fucking want, be my guest. The process is a means by which you reach your goal, so tailor your process to your goal instead of tailoring your goal to your process. if you’re fucking around with processes not knowing what your goal is you’re wasting your fucking time.”
“My hindbrain is smarter than my forebrain, so largely I let it do its thing. Sometimes I ask why, but it’s nonverbal so it just shrugs. It explains by us doing it and then I see what happens. “Oh yeah, that was a good idea. Wish I’d thought of it.””
“An education includes a literary canon so complex concepts can be quickly invoked through references. However, a whole book is a terribly inefficient way to deliver a reference. The educated have to justify the cost, meaning they can’t allow cheap alternatives like Cliff’s notes. Similarly the references are overused; tribal signalling instead of communication.
Folk try to avoid the cost with Cliff’s notes, even things like Know Your Meme and TVTropes. But there’s no reason to look up the reference until you read it in the wild. Writers forgo the compression, knowing everyone has to look it up. Nobody uses so nobody looks it up. Folk start selecting references for obscurity; specifically ones not in Cliff or KYM, awarding cool points for being in the secret club. Basically wasting the time of the supermajority of their readers.”
“[I]f you don’t get something, that’s a statement about the limits of your intellect rather than about the nature of the problem. If you don’t get something, the problem is with you, not with the issue. Go try and understand it, and then come back.”
“Strategy is a product of a political cycle: its nature will inevitably be marked by the settling sediments of the political bric-a-brac of its age. In a republic, a single man’s vision will rarely escape into national strategy unscathed by the hands of other men. The baby may be deformed as an unavoidable side effect of the birthing and delivery process. It may be that authoritarian regimes offer the possibility, however remote, that a single great man can exercise a great grand strategy untrammeled by the objections of lesser men. This may be one reason why both Hamilton and Kennan, in their worst moments, were strongly attracted to authoritarian possibilities at home and abroad. However, such authoritarian dreams are unrealizable in a system that attempts to approximate, however inaccurately, the desires of its citizens. Operating in a free state means, inevitably, that you can only execute strategy with the citizenry you have, not the citizenry you want. And that will always rub the nerd the wrong way.”
“The key value of privacy, which tends to be lost amid all the technological babble about the concept, is that it makes social cooperation more feasible among people who disagree, share different tastes, or fundamental points of view.
The irony of this is that some of the people who are most in favor of destroying privacy are also the most in favor of encouraging ethnic and religious diversity, at least on the face of their rhetoric. These two goals bump into one another as countervailing forces.“
“One of the fundamental assumptions behind the utopian ambitions of the web was that greater access to media would make people into better versions of themselves, and thereby improve society.
This improved access to media was thought to closely correlate with greater access to useful and entertaining knowledge.
What it does do is make media more accessible. Those media files may or may not be useful feedstock for knowledge. It’s difficult for most people to tell the difference between stimulating fluff and useful material.
One critical issue is that knowledge is carefully wrapped up in human memory rather than the computerized variety. People who are genuinely knowledgeable have to combine experience with memorized information to be able to perform useful tasks in the real world – whether it’s to give a speech that persuades a crowd, change a tire, or apply a tourniquet to a hemorrhaging wound.
That it’s easier to access information of variable quality about any conceivable subject is true. What isn’t true is that that accessibility has much impact on the ability of people to become more knowledgeable.
If anything, the opposite happens – because people believe that they can retrieve relevant information from the internet whenever they need to, it creates the illusion that the painstaking accumulation of real knowledge and skill is no longer necessary.”
“A good shortcut for political movements is: if women get in, they go leftist; if women don’t get in, gays get in.
Normal people have better things to do with their lives than politics. Bioleninism has a structural advantage.”
“There are no ‘waves’ of feminism, it is the same “terrorist” group it’s always been. We just accept their terrorism today as normal.”
“”Start by being warm, pleasant, & generous w/every person you meet;
but if someone tries to exercise power over you, exercise power over him;
& if he messes w/you, remember to keep messing w/him long after he has forgotten about it.”
“It’s a game built upon RNG, and like a slot machine it will deliver either good or bad results on a random basis. I had to drop it because I realized it was fucking up my risk/reward perception. Sure it wasn’t gambling addiction, and I wasn’t burning any money, but I dumped a lot of time in it. I don’t recommend it: if you have the time, use it on better games.”
“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward – reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them. In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.”
“In your actual profession, status depends on information. Outside it, only that you’re aware of what everyone else is talking about.”
“People think @elonmusk’s tunnel fantasy is plausible because we’ve spent the last 50 years building a nearly-as-unaffordable above-ground version”
“A lesson in Western propaganda:
– German leader Merkel begins 4th term, is “leader of the free world”
– Western-allied Saudi monarchy is “revolutionary”
– “enemy” China removes term limits on presidential re-election as Xi Jinping begins 2nd term—he is “emperor”, “ruler for life””
“There is a silver lining to everything. In that case we Americans will hardly need to ponder a mystery that has troubled men for millennia: what is the purpose of life? For us, the answer will be clear, established and for all practical purposes indisputable: The purpose of life is to produce and consume automobiles.”
“If Kim really wants normalized relations in return for denuclearization and a guarantee of regime preservation, Trump seems like the guy to give it to him. Any other US politician would insist on democratization, making it untenable.”
“As China progressively proves that the Western democratic/bureaucrat-supremacist system is far from a game theoretical necessity, we can start seeing the ‘greatness’ of Rome in a more accurate light.”
“So actually what you do is, instead of having three people work a skilled job for 40 hours a week, you have four people work the job for 30 hours a week.
Only you can’t do that because of labour regulations and minimum wage.”
“He implicated Ukrainians and Tatars in the same breath, but no one is whining about that. Jews react like this because these accusations against them are almost always true, and exposure is the biggest threat to their Jew agenda.”
“What’s the most egregious thing the boomers have done in your opinion?”
“I’ll give you something abstract and something concrete. On an abstract level, I think the worst thing they’ve done is destroy a sense of social solidarity, a sense of commitment to fellow citizens. That ethos is gone and it’s been replaced by a cult of individualism. It’s hard to overstate how damaging this is.
On a concrete level, their policies of under-investment and debt accumulation have made it very hard to deal with our most serious challenges going forward. Because we failed to confront things like infrastructure decay and climate change early on, they’ve only grown into bigger and more expensive problems. When something breaks, it’s a lot more expensive to fix than it would have been to just maintain it all along.”
“Halo designer I think called out a Japanese game for being misogynistic for their female designs, than in turn got called out for Cortana essentially being without clothes by some feminist cunt, faggot gave a terrible response and instantly caved.
>new halo reveal
>a hologram has armor now
You stupid, judgemental fucking beta, I may be mixing up two people but I don’t think I am.”
“>the internet will be ruled by shitty kids who think “growing up on the internet” means staying in heavily-patrolled corporate websites where they can share every second of their shitty lives.
Despite knowing this, it depresses me everytime.”
“I miss searching for [popular game] online and finding a myriad of blogs and assorted websites chock full of varied fan content being proudly displayed on front pages. Nowadays you get a single wiki and a couple of forum threads that wouldn’t touch original content with a ten foot pole
>tfw finding treasure troves of pirated games and music during the early life of p2p programs
It wasn’t even that long ago either. technology is moving so fast”
“This is what I call the “centralization of the internet”
People may use the Internet on average more often these days than 10-15 years ago, they, however, use less different websites in general.
The thousands of different forums for different topics where distinct cultures may develop have been mostly replaced by subreddits.
The concept of “personal websites” for individuals has been replaced by blogs on Tumblr or social media accounts on Facebook.
Most content creators these days use established bigger websites owned by bigger corporations like Youtube.
I mean just look at the top websites of the US
You see how most sites are established websites for the masses.
The Internet has gradually stopped being a place of wonder and exploration in favour of known, centralized communities.”
“This is the free market in action. Bigger fish eat up the small fish until eventually there are no small fish left.”
“Democracy is socialist redistribution of power. Power is often used to acquire wealth. Democracy thus implies socialism of wealth.”
“Martin Shkreli = 7 years, $7.5M fine
Investor capital lost = ~$0
Elizabeth Holmes = $500k fine, D&O bar
Company value lost = ~$8 billion”
“The Lesson of Theranos is that Elizabeth Holmes is “She is the daughter of government service worker Christian Holmes IV and congressional committee staffer Noel Daoust.”
And Shkreli is an Albanian autist.
Next time you read about China’s or Russia’s oligarchy, laugh.”
“It’s also not uncommon in Silicon Valley for entrepreneurs who are funded for their original idea to get repurposed into working on something else when the original idea proves a dud, but the investors still like the founders’ personalities.
Obviously, she’s good at impressing important men. That’s a remunerative skill, even without being an inventor. The interesting question is why didn’t she get redirected away from a field, biotechnology, in which she had no particular technical skills to one in which her abundant people skills would be useful?”
“Egalitarianism has to be true, because if some people are better than others, then obviously we want the best one ruling. And we can just call it a king. America’s experiment is over guys, we can go home now.”
“The best one also has more experience. And more experience means starting as early as possible and spending as much time as possible. Meaning all professions everywhere will eventually be hereditary. America’s experiment is over guys, we can go home now.”
“Washington Post talking about a Nobel Prize to Kim Jong Un if he helps out with Cold War 2 against China.
These guys are this crazy.”
“Excuse me Comrade, but do I detect disloyalty? Comrade Holmes is a fine member of the Party and we cannot allow some youthful indiscretions to derail such a promising young woman’s career.”
“To be accused of “anti-semitism,” is to be guilty of having repeated what jews have already admitted”
“”According to some quick back-of-the-envelope math, Bezos’ fortune has been increasing by roughly 231,000 per minute in 2018. So every minute, Bezos has made roughly four times what the average American worker makes in a year.”
Jeff Bezos is 23100 x more intelligent than the rest of humanity!
Inequality is.ur own damn fault pick urself up by ur bootstraps etc etc”
“Please listen and pass what I’m about to say on to your viewers and listeners.
We’re holding discussions with our American friends and partners, people who represent the government by the way, and when they claim that some Russians interfered in the US elections we tell theem and we did so fairly recently at a very high level, “But you are constantly interfering in our political life”.
Can you imagine, they don’t even deny it. You know what they told us last time? They said, “Yes, we do interfere, but we are entitled to do it because we’re spreading democracy, and you’re not, so you can’t do it.” Does this seem like a civilized and modern approach to international affairs?
At the level of the Russian government and at the level of the Russian president there has never been any interference in the internal political processes of the United States.
Not long ago President Trump said something that was absolutely correct. He said that if Russia’s goal was to sow chaos it has succeeded. But that’s not the result of any Russian interference. That’s the result of your political system: the internal struggle, the disorder and division. Russia has nothing to do with it whasoever.
We have nothing to do with it at all. Get your own affairs in order first.
And the way the question’s been framed, as I mentioned – that you can interfere anywhere you want because you bring democracy, but we can’t – that’s what causes conflicts. You have to show your partners respect, and they will respect you.”
“Skin in the game—as a filter—is the central pillar for the organic functioning of systems, whether humans or natural. Unless consequential decisions are taken by people who pay for the consequences, the world would vulnerable to total systemic collapse. And if you wonder why there is a current riot against a certain class of self-congratulatory “experts”, skin the game will provide a clear answer: the public has viscerally detected that some “educated” but cosmetic experts have no skin in the game and will never learn from their mistakes, whether individually or, more dangerously, collectively.”