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Post by Onderhond » July 27th, 2020, 1:36 pm

Pretentious Hipster wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Not sure about the latter part of the video, but he does raise a fair point about empathy & politics. While it has its worth in the assessment phase, it should be kept out of the decision-making phase as much as possible. Not in the least because empathy tends to be extremely selective.



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Post by ChrisReynolds » July 29th, 2020, 10:22 am

Thought this screenshot was too crazy not to post. Imagine going back in time and showing this to somebody.

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Post by 3eyes » July 29th, 2020, 1:07 pm

Nobody likes me, I wonder why.
How can they think I'm so bad?
Nobody wants me, I'm gonna cry.
All that fake news makes me mad!

For every death that's blamed on me I tweet, "Forget it!
I'M THE ONLY ONE THAT MATTERS, GET IT???"
Of course you like me, say that you do
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Post by Dolwphin » July 29th, 2020, 6:33 pm

ChrisReynolds wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 10:22 am
Thought this screenshot was too crazy not to post. Imagine going back in time and showing this to somebody.

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Trump WAR ROOM rapid response:

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Post by Knaldskalle » July 29th, 2020, 10:38 pm

Dolwphin wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 6:33 pm
ChrisReynolds wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 10:22 am
Thought this screenshot was too crazy not to post. Imagine going back in time and showing this to somebody.

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I can't get that image to show. I get a "403 Forbidden" error from The Google.
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Please don't hurt yourself, talk to someone.

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Post by Dolwphin » July 30th, 2020, 4:22 pm

Knaldskalle wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 10:38 pm
Dolwphin wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 6:33 pm
ChrisReynolds wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 10:22 am
Thought this screenshot was too crazy not to post. Imagine going back in time and showing this to somebody.

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Trump WAR ROOM rapid response:

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I can't get that image to show. I get a "403 Forbidden" error from The Google.
Big Tech censoring conservatives again! :angry:

Watch before Big Brother cancels it:

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » July 30th, 2020, 7:09 pm

WTF IS THIS It's a parody I swear. You will NEVER expect what this is actually about


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Post by Onderhond » July 30th, 2020, 7:32 pm

Pretentious Hipster wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 7:09 pm
WTF IS THIS It's a parody I swear. You will NEVER expect what this is actually about

A little overdone, but the bottom line sounds reasonable enough. :shrug:

Also seems to be following the template of most modern-day propaganda docs I've seen. Layman investigations that end up hitting great and important truths.

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Post by Armoreska » July 30th, 2020, 8:01 pm

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Post by Armoreska » July 30th, 2020, 8:30 pm

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Post by sebby » Yesterday, 7:45 pm



woot woot

corporate, lazy, ineffective and/or moderate dems slowly but surely continue getting replaced by honest to goodness progressives.

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Post by Kublai Khan » Today, 10:36 am

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If I'm reading that right, about 1 in 4 Republicans don't think that democracy is good or very good.
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Post by St. Gloede » Today, 10:43 am

I am more worried by how 15-20 percent of Democrats, Republican and Independents think it is good to have a military dictatorship. :blink:

Also interesting that only 5-10% Democrats disapprove of Democracy, 20% of Republicans disapprove of Democracy, but the same number of both love military dictatorships. :shrug:

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Post by Armoreska » Today, 11:38 am

Depends on what they mean by democracy. If it's the US kind, I'd vote against too.
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Post by brokenface » Today, 11:53 am

I find polls like that tend to be misleading with ambiguous questions. Like does 'strong leader' = Putin? Or could it not equally apply to Merkel? Is it an either/or between being governed by a strong leader and governed by experts? In an idealised version of US system you have a strong leader (President) but with the checks & balances by the other branches of government (in theory, experts at law/lawmaking).

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Post by St. Gloede » Today, 12:26 pm

Yes, all true, every term is open to extreme interpretation. I.e. does strong leader mean "strong man", i.e. dictator or semi-dictator, or a competent leader. The army governing is the least open to interpretation though, and the stats there are clear.

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Post by Onderhond » Today, 12:35 pm

Also, the question is simply "are good", so some of them might just think there could be merit in "army government". Without the exact question and motivations of individual respondents, stats like these mean very little.


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Post by Kublai Khan » Today, 4:44 pm

According to the article, "Strong leader" is defined as someone “who does not have to bother with Congress and elections”. So much more Putin than Merkel.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/th ... ocracy-is/

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