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What will we do? What will we do!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by TJ 54 minutes ago. 1 Reply

"We are approaching a time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task," said Moshe Vardi, director of the Institute for Information Technology at Rice University in Texas."I…Continue

Justice Scalia Dead at 79

Started this discussion. Last reply by TJ 45 minutes ago. 14 Replies

The subject line says it all.Plenty for Americans to discuss.Scalia's legacy? Can Obama get a replacement done before his term is over? What are we looking for as a replacement?Continue

For Americans Only

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We have a presidential campaign period that goes on overtly for two years before the election—and may actually start the day after a presidential inauguration. I, like many people, find this…Continue

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TJ replied to Unseen's discussion 'Justice Scalia Dead at 79'
"He was not a great legal mind.  He was a smart guy, but, he had an agenda, and, he would rationalize as needed to fulfill it. He believed in a literal interpretation of the constitution as long as that interpretation meant he could discriminate…"
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TJ replied to Unseen's discussion 'What will we do? What will we do!!!'
"I would imagine people doing what they have ALWAYS done when what they used to do was replaced by a machine...do something else. Also, there are now several jobs machines COULD DO, but, we use people instead, because its cheaper.  If its…"
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MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'Justic Scalia Dead at 79'
"Come to think of it, That might not be necessary. Thomas, the lap dog with no master, will probably be afraid to cast a vote on any issue. He will abstain and the progressives will prevail by default."
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MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'Justic Scalia Dead at 79'
"All easily fixed. Just tell Justice Clarence Thomas that there was a mistake and that Scalia is NOT dead and that Thomas will be receiving his voting instruction from Scalia as per usual."
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SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'For Americans Only'
"There is also the phenomenon of regulatory capture, where the largest businesses in an industry end up owning the regulatory apparatus.  Here in Colorado the PUC is owned lock, stock and barrel by those they regulate, and a startup can't…"
3 hours ago
Unseen replied to Stephen Brodie's discussion 'Dan Walker, the creationist sports presenter replacing Bill Turnbull on BBC Breakfast'
"I hear there's a movement to legally force FOX News to change the spelling of its name to FAUX News."
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Unseen replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'John Lennox'
"There are ways of thinking which hold that certain religious beliefs are at least compatible with science. You have to throw out a lot of religious doctrine to do so, but it can be done with a severely pared down religious doctrine and a belief in…"
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Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'For Americans Only'
"I think it's generally true that while big business likes to complain about regulations, they know that the regulations often give them an advantage over smaller competitors because they have tax/financial attorneys either on staff or on…"
3 hours ago
SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about American police'
"I take it you mean, Joe White, duly convicted of (say) a drug offense, gets penalty X, while Joe Black, convicted of the same offense, gets penalty X*5? Oh, there's no doubt.  And I think that even if they were both the same race, there…"
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Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Justic Scalia Dead at 79'
"This makes it ever more urgent that the Dems nominate the most electable candidate, NOT necessarily the most progressive candidate. Whether the Supreme Court continues to be somewhat conservative or shifts to the left will likely depend upon whether…"
3 hours ago
SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about American police'
"Sometimes a more localized change of venue would be sufficient.  People in Toledo, Ohio are unlikely to be conversant with the politics of Gary, Indiana."
3 hours ago
SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about American police'
"I am contemplating cases where the cop, acting as agent of the state, has been accused of wrongdoing."
3 hours ago
SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'For Americans Only'
"Any citizen CAN run. But there is a huge thicket of rules you have to follow...many of them campaign finance.  Without huge money to hire lawyers and accountants, you can be in BIG trouble.  The powerful interests LOVE campaign finance…"
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Pope Beanie replied to Unseen's discussion 'Justic Scalia Dead at 79'
"So Repub candidates had already spoken to each other about this before the debate, and still couldn't get it right. Perhaps a Cruz logjam in the senate would make this a pretty big issue in all primaries. From ThinkProgress.org: "
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SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'Justic Scalia Dead at 79'
"Oh the irony. All I hear about from them is how our gutless congress keeps caving over and over. Amazing how perceptions change on opposite sides of the spectrum."
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Scientists are now admitting that nuclear power is greener than other alternatives

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Nuclear power is one of the least damaging sources of energy for the environment, and the green movement must accept its expansion if the world is to…

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A great number of paradoxes, starting with Scroedinger's cat

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

I'm sorry, but I had to stop listening to this bit at about the fourth paradox due to being out of breath from laughing. How long can you last?

Famous last words. No...really!

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

I found a website where Texas lists every capital execution from 1982 on. One of the more interesting things about it is that it includes any last statements the prisoners made. Interesting reading. Lots of "foxhole converts" among them, I note.

OBAMACARE Is Better Than You Think

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:40am 1 Comment

In just one week the main part of Obamacare will begin to kick in. This is the state level exchanges that will allow the uninsured to be covered. Beginning on October 1, people will be able to sign up to get insurance in their state regardless of their health.

Most people signing up on the exchanges will qualify for subsidies based on their income and family size. This means that the cost of insurance will be less than the advertised price.

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At 4:38am on December 26, 2015, Royce Earnest Rasmussen said…

Thank you!

At 3:26pm on December 14, 2014, Virgil said…

You and I got off to a bad start and I almost gave up on AT cuz of it.  I'm glad I didn't.  Amazing how much you and I agree on besides views on how jobs are created, the meaning of wealth and what produces it. All of that I believe about those things are from my personal experience in the past 5 years since becoming a civilian. I believe in them more today than ever before but all that is teeny minor crap compared to my core convictions.  The main reason I argued with you about that was the wrong reason to to argue.  I was offended on a personal level by things you said and I gave into that & put my anger ahead of reason. 

Interrogation.  Please point out any errors in you see in my reasoning.... (why ask, you'll do it even if I don't ask hahahaha!)

my last tour 2009 in Afgh I was a E4, a corporal, just one tiny small guy the big picture. When I heard this report was coming out I thought "oh shit!  This is going to get nasty!"  But wait... "nasty" is a relative term. As a war vet, my idea of nasty in regards to what could have been in that report  is waaaaaaaaay different from Joe Civilian's definition of nasty.  In fact my definition of nasty info on EIT would be impossible for him to wrap his head around and not break out in a chicken little dance. 

There's no damned way Feinstein & the others with that report know less about EIT than I do unless the CIA and armed forces have been totally lying to them.  That's just not possible. 

I've read all I can find for details, watched TV for the hot talking points and I have come to the conclusion that whole report just about has to be a psyop to cover ALLLLLLLLL the shit guys like me know and all the shit guys like me don't know.  For me there hasn't been ONE DETAIL in that report that was newsy or nasty.  I really feel what's going on is a well planned magician's trick that starts  off with him saying, "watch me cut off my right hand" to distract everyone IN THE WORLD while they sneak a 60 ton plaid elephant across the stage. 

This isn't a conspiracy theory about some secret plot from the Obama white house.  This is a theory about possibly pulling off a great Intel move to benefit the very people and programs that it's supposed to be making the focus of world wide outrage. 

But wait.  There's more.

There were things in that report that were totally ridiculous and almost funny when you thin about them.  ONLY  dummasses would fall for some of the shit AND the media and none of the "experts" have even tried to point the silly shit out. 

Think. The report says next to no vital intel has been obtained through EIT.  It says most of the intel obtained is lies told under torture.  I don't recall ONE time in my whole 22 months in Afgh when we were told, "get your guns and let's go find some bad guys to shoot." Every time we did anything se went out to specific places looking at specific times, to look for specific people, specific things and act like we were just dumb gyrines who didn't know what we were looking for. One time we did a four hour search on a small 6 house village before "noticing" the exact item we'd been shown satellite images of sitting right in our way the whole time.   Sooooo where did that intel come from?  The pentagon must be using psychics and have consult fortune tellers.  ...........  That's just one example.  One time we were rushed out to set up a  fake road check, told what car to look for, who would be in it and make sure its 4 tires were blown out 1 km before the road block so the occupants would have to get out and walk after all traffic on the road was stopped to prevent them from hitching rides.  When we go the guys back to base there were interesting guys there. After a staged accidental explosion the 3

At 9:06pm on September 19, 2014, Davis Goodman said…

Can't believe we weren't official friends here all this time!!!!

At 3:34am on September 2, 2014, Demetrius Alcala said…

You stole CBS

At 7:51am on August 10, 2014, Brandon Bissell said…

Yeah thanks. I was hoping to talk to you about something so I'll send a message soon.

At 10:30pm on March 25, 2014, Justin said…

ah yes Im new to it, thank u

At 2:58am on March 25, 2014, EMil Wentzel said…

Thanks :)

I'm still feeling my way around, glad to see so many wonderful positive and active voices here :)

At 11:56am on February 7, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Unseen. We took long enough lol...

At 2:46pm on August 30, 2013, Beth said…

Nice to meet you too!

At 4:25am on March 3, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

You Tyrant You.  LOL

Oh well at least we now have Richard Bohn, I wonder how long he will last. :D

 
 
 

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