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Who's really in control in The White House?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred Hampton on Sunday. 13 Replies

Is the Trump presidency a Steve Bannon "long con"?Continue

A Problem in the Ethics of Relationship/Marriage Counseling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Feb 6. 20 Replies

When I was studying philosophy, I became interested in the ethics of counseling, marriage and relationship counseling in particular. This problem applies equally well to either party in both hetero…Continue

WOULD SPINNING BE POSSIBLE IN AN ABSOLUTE VACUUM?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Jan 5. 10 Replies

When we envision spinning, it is always spinning in relation to external reality. But suppose you were spinning and suddenly everything else in the universe suddenly disappeared.Would you still be…Continue

ST AUGUSTINE ASKS: HOW THICK IS THE PRESENT?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie Dec 29, 2016. 17 Replies

Philosophy deals with so many difficult questions, many of them fraught with paradoxes. It's easy to think "There must be an answer. Perhaps I can figure it out." That's the hook that draws you…Continue

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Unseen replied to Fred Hampton's discussion 'Ernesto Che' Guevara'
"When I was editor of my college's student newspaper, we used to diddle with freshmen who tried to show off their knowledge of journalism by referring to the "inverted pyramid" style of article organization. "No," we'd…"
2 hours ago
Unseen replied to Fred Hampton's discussion 'Ernesto Che' Guevara'
"Fred, one sign of a tyranny is that they make it difficult or impossible to become an expatriate. It can be simply illegal to leave or, if one goes on a necessary trip (like a Cuban or Chinese doctor to a medical conference in Sweden), if they do…"
2 hours ago
Unseen replied to Fred Hampton's discussion 'Ernesto Che' Guevara'
"You can think all you want. Some attribute it to Sun Tzu, but apparently that is just speculation."
14 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"Fred appears to be one of those people we often run into who thinks he can win arguments by never admitting defeat. Clearly, he's not up on cosmological physics and is taking a teaching device (his favorite graphic) far too literally.  Not…"
19 hours ago
Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"Unseen has already given you an excelent analogy with the "land" on Earth. Is there "Earthly land" outside of Earth? No. All the Earthly land is on Earth. The Earth may expand meaning there will be more land but there still…"
20 hours ago
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"I will leave the poetic stuff to Hamlet. O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams…..a dream itself is but a shadow……. One hundred and two years ago…"
20 hours ago
Gregg RThomas replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"Don't Assume Freddy, it's bad form."
20 hours ago
Gregg RThomas replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"Come On Freddy let us see your Cranky. :)"
20 hours ago
Fred Hampton replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"....so if the vacuum reaches to infinity it does not actually expand into anything. It is like the Universe is bounded but infinite... I'm assuming you are just speaking poetically here, since this makes no logical sense at all."
22 hours ago
Fred Hampton replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"Proof, prove it.  "
23 hours ago
Zombie Athiest replied to Unseen's discussion 'Reg, in what way are you a Fronkey Farmer?'
"oh my non-existant gods, i really needed this lol"
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Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"From the deck of Fred's aircraft carrier."
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Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"Blimey, Reg, I totally enjoyed that!"
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Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"Yes, it can hurt the brain. I am going back to Hilbert’s Hotel to lie down for a while as I hear they have one room available for me. Last time I was there the receptionist was telling me the hotel was named after Hilbert because the owner…"
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Gregg RThomas replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"@Fred: Don't forget your trophy (I have them made special for all the deluded theists) and don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out (might give you a migraine)."
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Gregg RThomas replied to Unseen's discussion 'SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT'
"@Fred: Oww...what happens? does your head explode?  That might be entertaining, go ahead Fred show us your cranky. :)"
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MA in Philosophy. I call myself an atheistic agnostic. In other words, I'm atheist until someone proves I'm wrong.
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65-70
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I followed a link on twitter
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Why you left your religion.
Strangely, you don't include the most obvious answer: God doesn't appear to exist, even as a possibility.
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Scientists are now admitting that nuclear power is greener than other alternatives

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 12:29pm 36 Comments

The full read from which the following quote is taken is here.

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.

This is good…

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At 7:41pm on May 29, 2016, W1NT3R5 said…
Yeah dude. I was pleasantly surprised. That movie's not very good, as is the story with most modern Adam Sandler movies, but that was pretty cool. I wish it would have actually been Matt Frewer dressed up though.
At 1:48am on May 29, 2016, W1NT3R5 said…
https://youtu.be/plrZB1AceXU this is a link to my personal channel so you know it isn't spam. It's Max Headroom's latest appearance.
At 9:58pm on April 17, 2016, W1NT3R5 said…
Max Headroom's interview on David Letterman is hilarious, and available on YouTube.

I suggest buying the DVD if you haven't. Unfortunately Frewer isn't involved in any of the documentary features in the set, but there is plenty of that material available online. The DVD set contains the show from the 1987-88 American run, omitted is the Talking Headroom show and the 20 Minutes Into The Future (which is also available in its entirety on YouTube).
At 10:56pm on April 16, 2016, W1NT3R5 said…
So we don't always get along. However, I had no idea who Max Headroom was but your photo reminded me of a person I used to be acquainted with, and I searched it on Google and discovered him. I have now purchased the DVD set and watched everything available on YouTube, and while it was not your intention, you have created a fan of that show simply by choosing an avatar. Whatever it's worth, I appreciate it. Hopefully your ribs are healing well.
At 3:22am on April 3, 2016, JadeBlackOlive said…

Glad to hear that!

At 1:53am on April 3, 2016, JadeBlackOlive said…

How are you feeling, Unseen?

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

 
 
 

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