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Re: World Views

Post by happyrain » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:35 pm

big tech to shape world views
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Post by happyrain » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:09 pm

"kamikaze academics"
An Australian professor, Dr. Peter Ridd, fired by his university for telling the politically incorrect truth, has coined a term that says it all. He calls it "Kamikaze Academics."

As explained by James Delingpole, "Kamikaze Academics will comprise professors like himself willing to get themselves fired for expressing opinions which go against the standard leftist narrative – and in doing so, expose how little free speech and diversity of thought there now is in academe."
This is the practical application of the teachings of Jesus, fleshed out here in the academic world. You speak the truth and live the truth, regardless of cost or consequences. In the process, you save your integrity even if you lose your job. As a result, you become free (in the words of Jesus, "you find your life").

In contrast, if you try to save your job and preserve your reputation, refusing to question false narratives and choosing to compromise your convictions for the sake of your career, you actually "lose your life." You become a slave to the system, a slave to peer pressure, a slave to the dollar, a slave to the approval of people, a slave to expediency rather than principle.
from,
https://www.wnd.com/2020/08/overcome-cancel-culture/

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:26 pm

regardless of cost or consequences
:idea: Not so difficult unless your family shares the consequences,
in which case a family decision probably maps the tolerable plan.
Of course, if you always "speak the truth and live the truth",
your family knew this even before becoming "family". ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:49 pm

Slammin' the slam, logically(?)

Re: "Impeached President Slams Impeached President" (a news headline)

:lol: Logically, this suggests that both Presidents are topically neutralized
since one "For" vote" effectively cancels one "Against" vote. :roll:

Re: https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/202 ... ot-vpx.cnn
More humor in the news: "Anderson Cooper to MyPillow CEO: How do you sleep at night?"

Obviously ... on a My Pillow, MyPillow Mattress Topper, and MyPillow Sheets! :lol:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:10 pm

:study: Re: https://ussanews.com/News1/2020/08/20/g ... dog-cones/

"Governor Janet Mills’ decree states that 'front-of-house staff in restaurants who choose to wear face shields must now wear them upside down so that they are attached at the collar instead of the forehead, so that their breath is directed up, not down' "

:idea: Logical, but insufficient: "What goes up must come down" ... even on top of those customers! However, strong AC intake above might carry the breath away (to other tables if air is not filtered). And continually breathing the same infected air (what stays in the cone) is not healthy!

Obviously, these cones go on top of head! ... when you're standin' in the corner at front-of-house. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:59 pm

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/21/health/u ... index.html

"White House declares teachers essential workers"

"Guidance for essential workers state they can continue to work even after exposed to a confirmed case of the virus,
as long as they remain asymptomatic." :o

:scratch: Say what :?: :!:
Until "asymptomatic" includes a favorable test, "asymptomatic" can still include "contagious". :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:14 pm

:bana: Not a bearito!

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/ ... cery-store

"A (big) brown bear apparently craving junk food crawled into a California grocery store and left with a bag of Tostitos"

Like all hungry snackers who have to settle for a substitute (it wanted Bearitos). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:57 am

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

"Bodybuilder ... reveals how he finally cleared up his skin"

:shock: Caution: LOTSA pimple pictures but tolerable because of the good "after" pictures. 8)

"At the time, Brian, from San Diego, was eating four large servings of cottage cheese and drinking a gallon of milk every day in order to bulk up. Brian's doctor prescribed accutane, a controversial drug that is used to cure acne, however it had no effect on his skin. He decided to try cutting dairy from his diet and was stunned at how quickly his skin was transformed." :roll

:idea: Apparently, a more complicated story than just cheese and milk since he was also consuming whey protein (popular with bodybuilding) ... and his final tips are part of his cleansing routine: "eradicating dairy from your diet, changing your pillowcases and bedsheets every night, increasing your water intake and quitting alcohol and smoking." ;)

:scratch: Best guess: Dairy in moderation is not such a problem for most people. However, that he's getting good vegan nourishment for bodybuilding indicates that such health is possible with a variety of plant-based foods ... but faux meat is not mentioned. :roll:

Another tip: Despite oft similar residence, a chicken is not "dairy". ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:07 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/chic ... cks-tiktok

"Chick-fil-A employee claims she was fired from the restaurant after posting a TikTok video revealing menu hacks for cheaper food."

:idea: In the past, a restaurant was assumed to have business privacy, especially to keep the business profitable (and employees paid).
Undermining the business now seems unwise ... at least until jobs are more plentiful. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:27 pm

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

"William Shakespeare was 'undeniably bisexual', say researchers after analysis of love sonnets finds 27 addressed to men, 10 to women"

:idea: Actually, Shakespeare's writing is "bisexual" (or whatever) since he is crafting by poetic word - his actual sexuality needs different evidence. Apparently, he crafted the fears 'n yearnings of both men and women since women were not permitted to perform in the theater. And males performing as women need this crafted guidance to convincingly display those anatomically-correct parts ... of poetic wordsmith. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:04 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/kris ... nstrousity

:bana: Somewhat like the formation of a pearl, in this case a pearl of malnutrition. ;)

It's good that fast food employees (those with jobs) have playgrounds to be creative
... at the owner's expense (and liability). ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:00 pm

:study: Re: https://www.yahoo.com/news/miami-postal ... 14516.html

"The Washington post reported Monday that internal Postal Service data showed on-time mail rates abruptly fell starting in late June."

"Harris said postal workers are used to working 10 hour days so that mail that may have taken longer to process gets delivered on time. With the cuts, Harris said, post office trucks are 'leaving mail behind' because workers must now keep to a strict eight-hour schedule. So it’s arriving a day or two later than it otherwise would"

:shock: OMG! U.S. Mail is TWO DAYS late :!:
(may affect voting by mail if you don't vote by mid-October, 6 WEEKS from now) :roll:
And good example of media spin, requiring news from many sources. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:42 pm

Re: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/real-life/e ... d-22585563

"Extreme tattoo addict has his ears removed so his head looks like a skull" :shock:
:!: :!: "WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT"

"Sandro’s next planned procedures are to have eyeballs tattooed and tip of nose removed."

:idea: This man wants to look like a skeleton - brain removal might be next
... but it seems to be missing already (in the surgeon as well). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:37 pm

Re: https://www.slamonline.com/nba/bucks-se ... 5-boycott/

"There’s been interest from some NBA players about doing more to further the growing social justice movement
that has escalated over the course of the past months." :o

:bana: Increasing sports protests for social justice hints that "climate change" would make a good sports protest :!:
By decreasing competitions (and fans), fewer people will be wasting resources, such as transportation to games,
national team clothing/equipment/memorabilia, game time parties, etc. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:19 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/27/us/nba-m ... index.html

"The past four months have shed a light on the ongoing racial injustices facing our African American communities. Citizens around the country have used their voices and platforms to speak out against these wrongdoings ... Despite the overwhelming plea for change, there has been no action, so our focus today cannot be on basketball."

" 'Eighty percent of NBA players are Black men. We cannot love them for the joy and entertainment that they bring to the world, yet sit in silence and fail to use our platforms and resources to amplify their voices when they demand the justice and equality that America has promised us all, but denied Black people for too long,' the Lakers said."

:bana: The next step could be to not play a season - let the broadcast silence balance those entertained who "sit in silence". Further, all live entertainment perfomers should be allowed to join the protests and not perform (best announced days before scheduled entertainment). After all, why should televised national sports be the only venues for this group voice? Besides, the support might then shift from national competition to local community competition and benefit more young people, future leaders of the country. 8)

:finger: At least, this would be a worthy experiment (cancel professional sports); the new generations will soon be prepared to act with justice and equality long before the older generations are able to change. Realistically, professional sports will not be cancelled but fans could shift their support to local community (college level and below) where they can make a difference much sooner! ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:04 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/28/us/nba-b ... index.html

"In the future, the new frontier of activism opened by these recent boycotts will likely continue. By threatening to withhold the very sport they represent, NBA players have made it clear how much is at stake in their calls for racial justice; how much they will risk to have them heard."

:sunflower: Good discussion about why the NBA, in particular, is more involved with social justice ...
and "threatening to withhold the sport they represent" hints where fans can go during withholding:
community level sports (non-professional). :roll:

:idea: Professional sports (with so much media presence) can be where activism has loud voice,
but community sports (with only local media presence) can be where change really occurs. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:49 pm

:bana: "De-fund Professional Sports!" comes to mind ... :roll:
when "Professional Sports" is mostly "Commercial Sports", aka "BIG business"

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:46 pm

De-fund Professional Sports!
:idea: Not so controversial, considering that hijacking of Professional Sports for activism
effectively points to a solution where change can occur: community-level sports. :roll

And COVID-19 financial recovery - worldwide - will require funding diversion to venues
where needed most! A decade of less "Commercial Sports" would then be followed
by new "Professional Sports" where such activism is no longer necessary. :finger:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:13 pm

Re: https://sorendreier.com/covid-professor ... compliant/

"Professor Says Gov’t Should Secretly Drug Water Supply to Make People Compliant"

:scratch: Interesting concept (if the new green water means green "weed"
and not other greenery like algae ... or spinach ... or ... ). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:22 pm

Re: https://www.studyfinds.org/sperm-qualit ... ets-night/

"Smartphone use in the evening, tablet use after bedtime, and television use in the evening
were all correlated with the decline of sperm concentration." :roll:

:bana: Of course, everybody knows that the little swimmers can concentrate better
when not distracted by smartphones, tablets, and TV ... even pizza & beer! ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:11 pm

Re: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/28/busi ... tants.html

"I’m hungry for ritual. Every day, I get dressed, put on shoes, make coffee, pour it in a mug and tell my two housemates that I’m heading to work and will see ’em later. Then I walk in a few circles and settle in at a desk in the corner of our living room, just a couple feet away. This is my deranged coronavirus commute and it’s how I help my bleary mind realize that the workday has begun."

:hithere Rigid daily ritual is not necessarily what everyone wants (some ritual is tolerated because the day stays organized for better productivity), but this article highlights that work and play can (should) be restructured at times to better serve personal, family, and community needs.

For example, on weekends you may prefer to make coffee, pour it in a mug, take some sips to awaken ...
then get dressed (diabetics are advised to at least put on shoes to start the day). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:28 am

Re: https://www.city-journal.org/nba-mlb-bo ... ves-matter

"Former New York Jets defensive lineman Michael Faulkner, now a pastor at a Harlem church, has similarly criticized the direction that violent protests have taken under BLM. 'It infuriates me as a Black man, a father and as a minister that radicals are inciting or condoning riots in my name and in the name of our struggle,' Faulkner recently wrote. 'Breaking into a department store or throwing objects at police officers, many of whom are Black or Brown, isn’t a protest against racial injustice; it’s criminality.' "

"Up until recently, sports united people of different political persuasions. Now, we have whole leagues embracing questionable political messages designed to offend and alienate large segments of the target audience. The economics of (professional) sports may never be the same."

:idea: Finally, that there are limits to protest becomes a louder voice :!:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:47 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/29/europe/u ... index.html

"A university is offering scholarships for you to do absolutely nothing" :shock:

"The submission questionnaire asks applicants to think about an activity they do not want to do, how long they don't want to do it for, why it is important to not do the specific thing in question, and why they are the right person not to do it." :roll:

A questionnaire better contemplated by a child's mind (submit a response!) :lol:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:15 pm

Re: https://www.studyfinds.org/nomophobia-c ... martphone/

"A new phobia is sweeping college campuses across the nation, according to a new study just released by the American Academy of Medicine. Researchers conclude that 'nomophobia,' or the fear of being out of smartphone contact, is 'extremely common' among college students." :o

:idea: Not to be confused with "no mo' phobia" - fear of some day not having any phobia. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:14 pm

:farao: Re: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29918#p208735

"It is not our place to become prophets of disaster but, in your future, we can foresee a time of scarcity, troubles, and hardship."

:idea: Apparent bottom line: The good ol' days have passed - quickly adapting to what's essential for survival is wise.
Preparing now to "downsize" in all ways possible should help the future be more tolerable ... even pleasant! :finger:

This also hints that post-high-school education needs be more practical (include "trade" skills) and be more distributed (learn what's necessary as needed, but plan on a lifetime of learning). Besides, this year's shift to "virtual classrooms" already makes continual learning possible! 8)

:scratch: Who can tell?! A four-year degree may soon become less important than documentation of continual learning. Surprise! Counselors, administrators, facilities, resources, etc. will be needed for this new education paradigm. :roll

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