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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:02 pm

Re: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest ... t-22506718

"A sex robot that can memorise your personality has been hailed as a top company's most ambitious doll ever"
"It can move, speak and remember your personality before applying that memory to conversations"

:idea: However, a robot that remembers details of encounters might be qualified to testify in court,
so don't promise to marry her or him (or whatever) ... since robots might become "persons"
given today's trend of legalizing new identities. :roll:


Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/man-c ... rker-vegan

Only in today's online world does controversy immediately start about anything :!:
... with many followers and their tasty (or replace first 't' with 'n') opinions.

Wait :!: These are not robot persons! ...
but might give robots a bad name. :roll:


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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:40 pm

:bana: Lite beer, lite bear ...

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

Well ... it's the polite thing to do if a black bear calmly joins your picnic table.
(it took a beer to go since it had no ID if a ranger inquired)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:55 am

:study: Re: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKCN2582PF

"United Airlines (UAL) is adding up to 28 daily nonstop U.S. flights to Florida starting Nov. 6 as the Chicago-based airline
bets on a rebound in leisure travelers heading to sunny skies." :roll

:idea: 28 nonstop flights from the cold north to the sunny south (typical for this time of year) can be assumed to anticipate national coronavirus control by November! Refundable tickets might be best ... and a good immune system with no "at risk" medical conditions. However, it's common for people to go to Florida in the winter for better health. ;)

Also, there needs to be good feedback on new vaccines if available by October. :finger:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:58 pm

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

"Woman posted a picture of her spaghetti bolognese with mound of sugar on top"
"The post sparked controversy with foodies, with some jumping to her defense"
"Others agreed sugar should be put in but suggested she had used too much"
"Surprisingly divisive post gained more than 6,000 comments and 53k shares"

:bana: What happens in the home kitchen stays in the home ...
unless you share it online! After all, who's eatin' this stuff :?: :!:
You or the wannabe Food Critics? :scratch:

(but this Critic says "too much for me") :roll:

And no bolognese with this white dress (but sugar later):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk7ouIyrj58
(stay for the line dancing) ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:17 pm

:study: Re: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watc ... es-defying

“We opened the doors because that's what we are, we're a church and we’re going to trust those people to make adult decisions about the reality of their physical and spiritual health and how that balance works for each one of them" 8)

:idea: Science says "Prevention is the best balance today!",
but religion says "Life is balanced where you go tomorrow." ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:42 pm

:study: Re: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKCN2591M5

"During the COVID-19 pandemic, when the group had to stay indoors, they reverted to creating videos about their lifestyle.
They now have more than a million followers on Douyin." :o

:idea: Obviously, in this internet era, you're nobody until you have followers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzaB1WASjtA
However, lice, debt collectors, phone solicitors, TP draggin' on your shoes, or whatever doesn't count. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:15 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/m ... 371101001/

"Some fans booed during the playing of the national anthem as players from both teams knelt in solidarity,
protesting against police brutality of Black people in the United States."

:idea: The same controversy with more fans now protesting (against protesting during the national anthem).
A more complex issue now, this national anthem protest, since police brutality is a different issue than
racial injustice attributed to slavery over a century ago. :roll:

Professional sports competition may degrade financially until protests find another venue. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:17 pm

Professional sports competition may degrade financially until protests find another venue.
:idea: The symbolic disconnect seems that players, in uniform at a League event, represent their team,
the League, and the system that facilitates their lucrative employment, as contrasted with the many
less fortunate fans who sometimes barely afford attendance at the competitions. :(

On the other hand, such protests are encouraged by national media which broadcasts the protests
far outside the stadiums to the more intended recipients of the message. And this suggests
that other venues for protesting could do the same. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:27 pm

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

"The 'Pie House' located at 970 Chestnust Drive in Deerfield, Illinois, sold for $260,000 this week ...
dubbed the home 'Pie House' because of its unusual dimensions and wedge-shaped exterior design ...
the other side measures out to around 20 feet (two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a basement)"

:idea: Not to be confused with the House of Pi which is a circle squared. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:32 am

Re: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-08- ... ryday.html

"Dr. Palmer thinks face pareidolia is a product of our evolution, noting that studies have observed the phenomenon among monkeys,
suggesting the brain function has been inherited from primates." :roll:

:idea: Primates may have inherited this facial pattern recognition from their ancestors,
perhaps even ancestors common to both primates and humans! And this evolution hints
that space aliens may be recognizable as human ancestors (or as future humans) ...
if the inhabited planets are similarly populated (by intelligent design?) ...
or was this a popular movie in the last millennium? :scratch:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:19 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/15/us/disne ... index.html

"Diversity is making its way onto the Disney Channel. Disney has confirmed it has a bixsexual lead character on 'The Owl House' series. The 14-year-old Dominican-American girl, Luz Noceda, is not Disney's first LGBTQ+ character. Pixar featured a gay main character in a short film on Disney Plus, but Luz is the first bisexual character to make a Disney debut on a television series." :o

:idea: "Bisexual" is an interesting term because both males and females can be bisexual, a very old term that long referred to sexual pairing preference - not sex identity (at least, when "identity" meant physical identity not mental or emotional). And "bisexual" may be a more common identity but not accepted by society which has long mandated that people chose one or the other but not both ("that's just weird - even illogical and non-Biblical"). :shock:

:scratch: Many of the new gender identities may have been created because "bisexual" was long taboo - a person must chose to be something - not many things! ("that's too weird ..."). Maybe "face pareidolia" evolution is related: you like what you see ... as programmed by evolution. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:56 pm

Re: https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/China- ... -city-hubs

"The People's Bank of China, the central bank, has chosen a two-tier approach under which it will issue the digital currency to commercial banks and institutions, which will then distribute it to the general public. According to a report in China's 21st Century Business Herald newspaper last week, a number of major state-run commercial banks have begun large-scale internal testing of a digital wallet application for use with the virtual yuan."

Positive: Suggests good government control (and backing) of a new digital currency :!:
Negative: Suggests good government control (and tracking) of a new digital currency! :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:15 pm

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/us ... s-answers/

"Some Black people say the word is too repulsive to use in any context, even by other Black folks... But other Black people say they can use the N-word because they have 'reclaimed' it and taken the sting out of a slur by using the word as a term of endearment... Some women who call each other 'bitch' make a similar claim: We use it as a term of affection." :o

:idea: Bottom line(?): Any word used as a term of endearment or affection is permissible,
but expect to be bitch-slapped (or worse) if it's not perceived as such ...
even by anyone in hearing range! ;)

:idea: Bottom line(!): Fuhgetaboutit! It's ALWAYS the NO-word! :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:03 pm

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

"Hollywood Apocalypse NOW: Rich and famous are fleeing in droves as liberal politics and coronavirus
turn City of Dreams into cesspit plagued by junkies and violent criminals" :(

:idea: Time to change the famous "Hollywood" sign to "Hollywould (be a City of Dreams)" :finger:

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Re: World Views

Post by happyrain » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:00 pm

i like the title of this thread because the media giants of today certainly wish to shape the world views.
just recently one of my favorite independent journalist was arrested, for... being an independent journalist?
it isn't clear. very little information has come out at this time. it is oddly timed as she intended to release her new documentary the same day,
shadow gate
https://banned.video/watch?id=5f37fcc2df77c4044ee2eb03
the supposed reasoning behind millies indictment,
https://banned.video/watch?id=5f3709cadf77c4044ee17c23

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:10 pm

Re: https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/08 ... o-come-by/

"In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been shortages of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and coins, but now some pizza places are reporting a shortage of pepperoni and higher prices for cheese. The thin slice of meat, a mix of pork and beef, is the number one pizza topping according to an industry resource" 8)

:scratch: Who knew?! I thought "pepperoni" was peppered bologna* (aka "baloney"), but a good substitute for this might be Faux Baloney (faux pork and faux beef); the beefy celebrity who wins this sausage eating contest might be the Famous Fat Fella Fulla Faux Baloney ... at the Fair. :lol:

* "bologna is pronounced 'bo-LO-nya' " :o

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:15 pm

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

"Russia says it is developing a Covid-19 vaccine for mink and CATS"
"needed primarily for mink ... They quickly transmit the virus to each other."
"A case was reported of a mink infecting a human in the Netherlands."

Apparently, the mink was live - not a coat! :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:23 pm

:study: Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/nyc ... waking-up/

OMG! a BIG bite of the Big Apple, but BIG money is not moving far away: ;)

"The wealthiest New Yorkers have fled over the course of the last five months, heading either upstate,
the Hamptons on the northeast side of Long Island, or to the neighboring state of Connecticut." :roll:

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Apple

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:55 pm

Re: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=27959&start=2200#p208585

:bana: Speaking of faux baloney ...

It's faux fascinating that it's easier to change your gender identity than your name, yet your name is usually given according to an anatomically-determined gender (basically, "how you pee" is the oft-convincing prima facie* determination). Now, the Pepperoni Pizza Principle alludes that if you got a baloney, you stand up in the world (of pepperoni pizza popularity). 8)

* "based on the first impression; accepted as correct until proved otherwise"

:shock: "You can't put a square pizza in a round pie pan." (according to culinary math
... when pepperoni slices and required social distance are the same) :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:27 pm

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

"Kim announced in July that owning a pet is now against the law,
denouncing having a dog at home as 'a tainted trend of bourgeois ideology'." :o

:idea: This article is focused on dogs (and their apparent destiny), but the law refers to all pets ... apparently.

"pet owners are 'cursing Kim Jong-un behind his back' - but there is little they can do as to refuse to comply with the authorities
could be interpreted as an act of defiance of a leader who likes to be referred to as the Supreme Dignity." :roll:

"Supreme Indignity" may be the soft-spoken referral of pet lovers.

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:54 pm

:study: Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/edu ... 591245002/

"With so much at stake, some students, parents and faculty are asking: Why take the risk at all?

In many cases, it comes back to money. For months, colleges and experts have warned another semester of remote courses
could have disastrous effects on student enrollment and college budgets." :o

:idea: However, there's assumption that students (with parents without jobs) will still be able to pay
for the more expensive in-person college. Maybe LONG-term college loans will still be available. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:46 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... y-die.html

"Their findings come with the caveat that 'physician performance' was wildly inconsistent,
meaning that selecting a doctor based on race alone would not be enough to ensure a newborn's survival." ;)

:idea: This research hints that other variables are also important, such as intimated by this final paragraph!
In fact, such research hints that race of doctor is less significant than the other variables. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:25 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/widow-o ... 13048.html

"Pat Gore, 76, took up gardening last year after her husband of 52 years died of lung disease.
Unable to maintain John’s vegetable patch on her own, earlier this year Gore decided to plant sunflowers instead."

:sunflower: :sunflower: :sunflower: :sunflower: :sunflower: :sunflower: :sunflower: :sunflower: :sunflower: :sunflower: :sunflower:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:49 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/mille ... -recyclers

"47% of young Americans would not want to be in a romantic relationship with someone who doesn’t recycle.
Another 45% said they wouldn’t date someone who used an excessive amount of single-use plastic." :o

:bana: As the world turns in the new millennium:
Politics and religion used to be the qualifiers
... now its recyclable materials :!:

Maybe re-marrying is considered recycling. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:53 pm

:bana: Sign along the front of a popular store where shoppers
sometimes have queue for an hour with social distance:

"Plan ahead - we don't have a facility for recycled ice." :roll:

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