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by Hype
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 141
Views: 10112

Re: Politics

Warren has to include an anti-globalist platform, What?! You know 'globalist' is a euphemism for Jews, right? Like, this isn't a legitimate platform, it's an antisemitic conspiracy theory about who "runs the world"... :neutral: I did make a mistake in using that term. I in no way endorse 'anti-glob...
by Hype
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump running for President.
Replies: 767
Views: 44761

Re: Donald Trump running for President.

I will have to say that Trumps brilliance at media manipulation and persuasion never ceases to amaze me. Truly. He runs a master class on 21st century persuasion where it counts...... :noclue: I am on the waiting list for the windmill/cancer cell connection. WRAUOOOOW - WRAUOOOOW - WRAUOOOOW :lol: ...
by Hype
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 141
Views: 10112

Re: Politics

Warren has to include an anti-globalist platform,
What?! You know 'globalist' is a euphemism for Jews, right? Like, this isn't a legitimate platform, it's an antisemitic conspiracy theory about who "runs the world"... :neutral:
by Hype
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump running for President.
Replies: 767
Views: 44761

Re: Donald Trump running for President.

We get who we deserve. - Yes, we do. No. Please don't believe this. It's wrong. It's a sophistical belief based on generalizing from who you think you and people like you are, and what you and they did. But it completely ignores the many, many citizens who don't deserve it, who couldn't prevent it ...
by Hype
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 141
Views: 10112

Re: Politics

Trump re-elected easily in 2020, possibly with the popular vote as well..... I'm still not sure about this. His election wasn't "easy" the first time, it was surprising and difficult -- he seems to have fallen ass-backward into a strategy that he might not have even expected to work: courting middl...
by Hype
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump running for President.
Replies: 767
Views: 44761

Re: Donald Trump running for President.

The worst part is that his stupid adjective game is technically correct, at least for CNN. :confused: But he thinks it gives him power. Like, somehow pointing out that CNN has had a ratings problem for a while (compared to FN and MSNBC) makes them less trustworthy? The two things aren't connected. N...
by Hype
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 141
Views: 10112

Re: Politics

I think ultimately polls suck, I think Hype would agree with that. Polls are based on methodology of questions, ingrained tendencies, fox news fix for the day and what the subject had for breakfast that morning. None of it has much to do with how that person will vote on Nov 3, 2020, it's either kn...
by Hype
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 141
Views: 10112

Re: Politics

Have you met many Americans................ :hs: :lol: I think you are referring to the educated class, which is a minority. And I am no advocate of the educated class being "smart" when it comes to the needs of "ordinary" Americans. Ordinary Americans are not stupid. Well, some are stupid and some...
by Hype
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 141
Views: 10112

Re: Politics

I don't think claims like this are warranted: Trump has a 98% chance of reelection. That's obvious hyperbole. It's a feeling you have that you base on a certain set of information you've seen. But it's just a feeling. Humans are notoriously bad at getting probabilities and fractions right. Ask peopl...
by Hype
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 141
Views: 10112

Re: Politics

The vast majority of Americans are still sane, responsible-enough adults who understand that the President should be an intelligent, articulate, thoughtful person. I never pegged you as an optimist. :lol: :pat: :lol: I'm not. I just think it's factual that there's some reliability and strength in v...
by Hype
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 141
Views: 10112

Re: Politics

The next election, and the next president after Trumps additional 4 years in office will be really, really weird/crazy/ass-backwards. That is my prediction..... Of course we now have to admit that this is possible. But I don't think it's likely. Don't forget, not even a plurality of Americans actua...
by Hype
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 141
Views: 10112

Re: Politics

the Harper -- the wonkiest president in decades. :confused: Man, I must have been typing on my phone and exhausted when I wrote this. I meant "Harper...the...Prime Minister...". Yeesh. Anyway, Norm is an interesting person. His brother Neil is a senior journalist for the CBC and clearly both are ve...
by Hype
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 141
Views: 10112

Re: Politics

My favourite Justin Trudeau joke is kind of misogynist, but also very, very funny, because it exposes something I think many Canadians have known for a very long time. It's from Norm MacDonald. He says something like: "My father loved Pierre Elliot Trudeau. And when Justin Trudeau came along, I thou...
by Hype
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Free will is an illusion....?
Replies: 227
Views: 5564

Re: Free will is an illusion....?

Wait, don't go! You don't need a PhD to have good ideas about these questions! I think I basically agree that of course you can reasonably tell someone they're doing something stupid even if there's no free will. Sometimes lettting someone know that they're fucking up can help them not do that anymo...
by Hype
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Free will is an illusion....?
Replies: 227
Views: 5564

Re: Free will is an illusion....?

It's a bit of a side-track, but I don't have time to indulge the bigger issues at the moment: The L-dopa could be just a placebo effect like you, probably, see with lots of people taking antidepressants. Unless over 90% of the people taking it get better, then there's probably something to it. Your ...
by Hype
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Free will is an illusion....?
Replies: 227
Views: 5564

Re: Free will is an illusion....?

If there's no free will, then there seems to be no responsibility, and indeed no point in trying to do anything. Meaning in life is very important. I don't see why having no free will and finding meaning in the things you do can't go hand in hand. I also think that since neuroscience is the science...
by Hype
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Democratic Presidential Campaign 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 6995

Re: Democratic Presidential Campaign 2020

Well, these summaries completely ignore the General Election polling. I'll save you the effort....I am aware of the polling issues in 16. Booker has no chance. Biden will be an issue if he gets the nomination. I viewed the debate a bit differently than what I have heard described. I saw a couple of...
by Hype
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Free will is an illusion....?
Replies: 227
Views: 5564

Re: Free will is an illusion....?

:cool: Interesting. I see. I think you haven't budged on this point since last discussion 7 yeats ago. I respect that. Do you think philosophers should be cooperating in these studies, or do you see them as pawns? Do your mentors/respected academics agree with your view, that neueroscience should n...
by Hype
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Free will is an illusion....?
Replies: 227
Views: 5564

Re: Free will is an illusion....?

A little embarrassed to read my questions/arguments from way back when (I was not a coherent writer), but wow! hype, thanks for being so generous with your time. :tiphat: Your post just made me go back and re-read the thread, and now I'm a little bit embarassed about how I handled LJF. I might have...
by Hype
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Free will is an illusion....?
Replies: 227
Views: 5564

Re: Free will is an illusion....?

As of right now, my view of the scientific accounts is that they mean something different from what the philosophers mean, but sometimes wave their hands over that equivocation and try to claim they've proved something stronger than what the science actually shows. Basically, the new studies just sh...