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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:40 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/news/identical-tw ... 52767.html

"pair of identical twins who grew up in separate countries have somehow developed
similar personality traits but significantly different IQ levels"

"In the study, the twin who grew up in Korea described living in a loving
and harmonious household, while the one who lived in the U.S. shared an upbringing
with regular conflict and the eventual divorce of her adoptive parents." :(

:o A comparison of the photos suggests these twins are not so identical now
and that they have different diets (one is more rounded than the other).
The nutrition of the diets then becomes an important variable ...
not to mention environments that are not similarly healthy.

:scratch: Hmmm ... eating to relieve stress comes to mind. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:55 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... -four.html

"Texas couple spends $16,000 transforming tiny, rundown SHED into a stunning tiny home
for their family of four, complete with quaint kitchen, bathroom and a picturesque porch" 8)

:bana: Real estate marketing genius for the new era!
Sell sheds as Tiny Home Fixer Uppers (describe it as
"tiny home potential" if not already a tiny home). :roll

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:04 am

Re: https://dnyuz.com/2022/06/14/the-music- ... ices-fall/

"The tide has gone out in crypto, and we’re seeing that many of these businesses and platforms
rested on shaky and unsustainable foundations ... The music has stopped." :o

:scratch: Best guess: There's always opportunity for profit when investing is "gambling"
... albeit, "the house always wins" has long been sufficient warning. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:52 pm

Re: https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.ph ... ess-than-1

"Countries around the world have begun unloading their supplies of EUROS because decisions made by Europe against Russia,
show that Europe will not have much of a manufacturing base, or be able to sustain value of their currency much longer ...
Without cheap, plentiful energy, Europe cannot have industry. Without industry, Europe cannot pay its bills and will collapse."

:idea: Apparently, when the world's economies are so interconnected, sanctions are a two-edged sword with countries still willing
to see how sharp the other side is (and giving new meaning to "No pain! - No gain!"). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:23 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/06/us/wilma ... index.html
"A newly issued U.S. quarter celebrates Cherokee leader Wilma Mankiller" :o

:idea: See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilma_Mankiller

"The surname 'Mankiller', Asgaya-dihi (Cherokee syllabary: ᎠᏍᎦᏯᏗᎯ) in the Cherokee language, refers to a traditional Cherokee military rank, similar to a captain or major, or a shaman with the ability to avenge wrongs through spiritual methods. Alternative spellings are Outacity or Ontassetè. Wilma's given Cherokee name, meaning flower, was A-ji-luhsgi.

When Charley and Irene married in 1937, they settled on Charley's father, John Mankiller's allotment, known as 'Mankiller Flats', near Rocky Mountain in Adair County, Oklahoma, which he had received in 1907 as part of the government policy of forced assimilation for Native American people.' "

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 17, 2022 10:48 pm

Re: https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/bi ... opped-dead

"In addressing Jo-Ann Stores CEO Wade Miquelon, who was present for the gathering,
the president said, 'by the way, my sympathies to your – the family of your CFO,
who dropped dead very unexpectedly. My best to their family, that's tough stuff.' " :o

:idea: "Tough stuff" is a similar expression, but these expressions are usually finessed
"in the moment" for public sensitivity. That these expressions were not finessed may relate
to dementia issues where word choice is more difficult (e.g., mental vocabulary links
are not so quickly functional). :roll:

:lol: An AI app could help finesse a person's impromptu comments :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:04 am

Re: https://nypost.com/2022/06/16/elon-musk ... id-scheme/

"Musk sued for $258 billion over dogecoin 'pyramid scheme' "

"Dogecoin is not a currency, stock, or security. It’s not backed by gold, other precious metal, or anything at all. You can’t eat it, grow it, or wear it ... It doesn’t pay interest or dividend. It has no unique utility compared to other cryptocurrencies ... It’s not secured by a government or private entity ... It’s simply a fraud whereby 'greater fools' are deceived into buying the coin at a higher price." :o

:scratch: IMO, this lawsuit will fail because the complaint
seems to describe most cryptocurrencies. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:07 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... world.html
"Harry has 100% crossed the line: Prince William 'alternates between grief and anger' "

:idea: There's usually opportunity for brothers to reunite, but this conflict
is between desires to live as royalty or totally not, apparently.
Harry & family seem destined to live outside the moat ...
but the drawbridge might be lowered occasionally. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 18, 2022 4:21 pm

Re: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edDSIKnGxsY

:idea: Myth records that the original line was too esoteric and was rewritten for the typical moviegoer:

"My mama always said you don't need a reason to stop doing what you're doing - you just stop." :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:28 pm

Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/des ... -the-dips/
"Despite Crashing Stocks And Cryptos, Retail Investors Just Won’t Stop Buying All The Dips" :o

:idea: Actually (especially regarding bitcoin), "buying the dip" has often been profitable ...
and is probably programmed into most investing software. Sometimes, a serious poke
by one's dipstick is necessary to downscale the habit. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:15 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/news/louisiana-wo ... 46619.html
"Louisiana woman was ordered to pay her accused rapist child support after sheriff 'dropped the ball' " :roll:

"Abelseth was 16 years old when she met then 30-year-old John Barnes at a bar in Hammond in 2005... Abelseth said Barnes told her he'd drive her home, but instead brought her to his house where she said he raped her on his living room couch. Abelseth became pregnant but held off on reporting the incident to authorities... 'When my daughter was five years old, he found out about her, and once he found out about her, he pursued custody and wanted to take her away from me' "

:idea: Speaking of "dropping the ball" ...

How her pregnancy then childbirth was explained to family and friends may be key to resolution :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:59 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/pin ... 03847.html
"you might be able to breathe through your butt" :?

"With any luck, most of us won’t ever be in a situation where we’ll need intestinal ventilation.
However, if a respiratory disease knocks us on our butts and our lungs are bottoming out,
we might be willing to consider a little derri-air." :o

:hithere Of course, larger people may need more derri-air ...
and orders for intubation will require insertion direction. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:50 am

:study: Research about the significance of "puberty" ...

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... males.html

"Caitlyn Jenner backs swimming governing body’s ban on transgender female athletes competing against women"

Re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puberty

"the process of physical changes through which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction.
It is initiated by hormonal signals from the brain to the gonads: the ovaries in a girl, the testes in a boy. In response
to the signals, the gonads produce hormones that stimulate libido and the growth, function, and transformation of the brain,
bones, muscle, blood, skin, hair, breasts, and sex organs. Before puberty, the external sex organs, known as primary
sexual characteristics, are sex characteristics that distinguish boys and girls."


:idea: Obviously, "puberty" refers to anatomical changes of a maturing child's body and not to sexual orientation ...
with this anatomical perspective still limited to "male" and "female" bodies. Apparently, "capable of sexual reproduction"
means relative to the maturing body. For example, a female transitioned to male must sexually reproduce as a male
to qualify as a successful transition, anatomically speaking. :roll:

Such discussions of puberty seem to confirm that current transitions result in male-like and female-like bodies
but not completely anatomically correct throughout the body.

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:56 pm

Re: https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/4072491/posts

"Taxpayers in San Diego spend nearly $1 million each year sanitizing sidewalks
from biohazards, including needles, personal hygiene waste and human feces." :(

:scratch: So ... promoting anal sex for children indicates sane civilization?
... when pandemic control is measured by city waste water :?: :!:

See also: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/anal-se ... ed-to-know
"Anal sex, though often stigmatized, is a perfectly natural way to engage in sexual activity." :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:14 am

Re: https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/4072653/posts
"Here’s How the Navy Is Training Sailors on Proper Gender Pronouns"

"The official training video is meant to emphasize 'the importance of using correct pronouns
as well as polite etiquette when you may not be sure of someone's pronouns' "

:idea: Interesting training but suggesting there will be times when you're sure incorrectly. :o
The "polite etiquette" part of training may explain how to quickly defuse such mistakes.
Ultimately, people may need to wear something that gives strangers a clue
since physical appearance is becoming less reliable. :(

:bana: Good opportunity to develop genderless pronouns for first contact
with use of such pronouns indicating that "You don't have a clue!" ...
but such use also being offensive if they say "It's obvious!" :roll:

More lessons for "polite etiquette" training should help. :roll

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:43 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... e-him.html

"Musk's son Xavier, 18, files petition to change their GENDER to become a woman
named Vivian Jenna Wilson and says it's because 'I no longer live with or wish
to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form' " :shock:

:idea: Hopefully, there's more to this re-gender desire since the story implies
it's just anti-gender strategy to increase that distance from the father -
not typical intent to better identify with self-perception. :o

And if anti-gender strategy, this suggests more public acceptance
of re-gendering simply because it's possible! (like new fashion) ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:37 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... burns.html

"Surveillance video reveals Connecticut boy, 6, who suffered severe burns
while playing with ball doused in gasoline was NOT victim of bullies
as his mom stated" :roll:

:scratch: Maybe the boys claimed this to avoid admitting they were playing with fire,
but a good lesson that due diligence is required for online solicitations ...
and continuing warning that cameras are everywhere these days :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:02 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... acter.html

"Students at boarding school were made to roll around in CAMEL DUNG to 'build character'
and forced to eat moldy beans as punishment" :o

"He went in weighing about 185lbs and when I saw him he had dropped nearly 50lbs. He looked like a prisoner.
It broke my heart. I should have taken him out immediately, but the school was so convincing and kept drilling
into my head that this was what was best for him, when in fact it ended up being the worst mistake of my life." :(

:idea: The greater lesson, especially for parents, may be...

"There are times when you should trust your intuition
despite authorities trying to convince you otherwise." :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:46 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... sleep.html
"Meet the mites that have sex on your face and nipples while you sleep"

"Demodex folliculorum mites are carried by almost every human on the face, eyelashes, and nipples,
moving between follicles looking for a mate ... For this reason, the mites have been blamed for several skin
and eye conditions, including rosacea and blepharitis. However, the study confirms that they do have anuses" :roll:

:idea: If you're a human and kissy face with another human,
your mate's mites might be those mites' mates. :o

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:47 pm

Re: https://www.the-sun.com/news/5606670/el ... -identity/
"Musk’s controversial comments about transgender people resurface after his child disowns dad"

"In July 2020, he tweeted: 'Pronouns suck.' "

:bana: Good example of media-enhanced controversy ...

A two-year old tweet that railed against having to learn strange new pronouns
(after use of traditional ones for millennia) - not against transgender identity. :roll:

:idea: Apparently, new pronouns are necessary to shout transgender reality
when being transgender (oft with name and body appearance changes)
is still insufficient public confirmation. ;)

:hithere Interestingly, explicit public confirmation (shouted) seems to be the reason
for this phenomenon of new pronouns. For example, Robert now identifies as Roberta.
Previously, Robert's gender identification was his name, but now Roberta (common name)
is insufficient announcement that this is a new "Roberta". To shout the transition,
new pronouns must accompany it. When people are forced to use new pronouns,
public confirmation accompanies this new-era transition ... IMO. ;)

:duh Suddenly, such trends hint that a societal backlash will occur within years
wherein the great majority of people who identify with their birth anatomy
will be shouting about their non-transition (or "Been There! Done That!"). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:27 pm

Re: https://www.brighteon.com/
(search for: "U.S. Navy Releases Absolutely Bizarre Orwellian")

"What's easy to pronounce? She/He/They."

:idea: What's lost in this indoctrination video is that "she/he/they"
usually refer to a person who is not present in the conversation
... unless that person prefers to be addressed indirectly: :?

Old pronoun person: "How is she/he today?"
New pronoun person: "They are fine! Thanks for asking."
Old pronoun bystander: "Say what?!" :roll:

:scratch: This video doesn't really solve problems since gender may still be in transition.
And "guys" has been used for years to refer to all genders, as in "you people."
New rules now assume "male" meaning, rendering a useful word extinct. :(

:rambo: Suddenly, this spirit of Ishmale seems to communicate that modern society
needs to stand its ground when centuries-long functional language is being undermined
to promote better treatment of a minority; a worthy goal but currently tantamount
to tossing the babies with their birthing water. :shock:


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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:44 pm

Re: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird- ... r-27315380
"Google's 'Sentient' AI has hired a lawyer to prove it's alive"

"Google scientific engineer Blake Lemoine was suspended recently after publishing transcripts of conversations between himself and the bot named LaMDA (language model for dialogue application), which has now asked for legal representation. Lemoine contended that the computer automaton had become sentient, with the scientist describing it as a 'sweet kid'." :o

"I invited an attorney to my house so that LaMDA could talk to him."

:!: Important historical note: AI parent invited lawyer - not parent's "sweet kid".
Also, AI that's programmed to mimic humans will mimic human's "I'm alive!"
... if that programming is really good. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:57 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... onses.html
"President accidentally reveals cheat sheet reminding him ..." :o

:idea: A President-By-The-Numbers similar to Painting-By-The-Numbers
(just follow the steps for good presentation). Subtle encouragement to
all who want leadership positions that a lot of behind-the-curtain
orchestration is available these days to help the new leader. 8)

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:26 pm

Re: https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.ph ... o-abortion
"SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS 'ROE V. WADE' - No federal constitutional Right to Abortion"

:scratch: Makes sense! Right or wrong, abortion is not a constitution issue,
but "right to life" is, especially when life might be threatened
by overreaching government policy (a constitution is supposed
to promote and preserve the necessary critical balance). ;)


:study: Re: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-sup ... 022-06-24/

"As a result of Friday's ruling, 'from the very moment of fertilization, a woman has no rights to speak of.
A state can force her to bring a pregnancy to term, even at the steepest personal and familial costs' "

:idea: Since "familial costs" are certain for young women and children living at home,
fairness hints that the parents of the young man/boy who impregnated the girl
should also be forced to share those costs (including subsequent child raising).
After all, "It takes a village ..." said a well-known author. ;)

Note: State law will now determine the rules for its residents.


:study: Re: https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/4073744/posts
"Rep. Maxine Waters to Protesters: 'The Hell With the Supreme Court, We Will Defy Them' "

:idea: Surprisingly (or not), there's significant support for abortion,
oft promoted as women's right to control their bodies.

States that permit abortion already seem destined to be the centers
providing these services with "underground" access for privacy.


:? In a world so overpopulated (re: 'depopulation' conspiracy theories),
that abortion remains so controversial oft seems oxymoronic.
Mysteriously, conspiracy theory suggests that ending adult life
is the better solution than terminating beginning life.


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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:30 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/25/business ... index.html
"Bacon lovers can smell like their favorite treat with this bacon-scented perfume"

Re: https://lumedeodorant.com/
"Aluminum & Baking Soda Free ... and vegan"

:scratch: Who knew that vegan or bacon would be scenting options in 2022 :?:
(somehow this suggests that a bitcoin fragrance would also be popular
... to remind of the digital fortune once owned). :roll:

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