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Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:22 pm

:study: Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/the ... is-a-okay/

"These People Want to Convince Everyone That Looting Is A-Okay"

:scratch: Interesting word, "looting", since "stealing" is the reality. ;)
But "looting" better associates with "spoils of war" or "pirating".

:scratch: Somehow this redefinition of the act seems to parallel
modern redefinition of gender (no longer just "male" or "female").
Who can tell?! There might be a Looting sub-gender. :roll:

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

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:54 pm

Contemplation of Straight and Curvy Genders

:study: Re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender

"The concept of gender, in the modern sense, is a recent invention in human history. The ancient world had no basis of understanding gender as it has been understood in the humanities and social sciences for the past few decades."

:scratch: Apparently, in the pre-modern eras, it was not so important how people related to their given parts ... or, rather, how they related was their private business (thus the origin of "privates"?). Obviously, the term "gender" became necessary when privates became more public again (way way back, before fig leaves, privates were always public!). ;)

:cheers: Therefore, "gender" must have been invented so that people could verbally reveal how they related to their parts and how they related to the parts of others. Yet, even today, some privates are still not so public ... fortunately (helps us remember what are "privates"). And now there are dozens of terms to help us precisely verbalize how we relate to our things, physically attached or embedded.

:idea: Apparently, the ancients had more important things to verbalize. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:09 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/gran ... not-rotted

"Grandmother shows off 24-year-old McDonald's burger kept in closet that she says has not rotted" :o

:idea: Like most consumer goods, preservatives then were probably better than today!
However, a granny with buns still in the closet seems more controversial. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:49 am

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-just-c ... 17849.html

"it’s really the algorithms that matter most to the company, and anyone who buys it. These are the magic formulae that tell the app which data points will predict future behavior, and keep you staring at the phone longer. If you linger on hip-hop videos and swipe past cooking tips, then chances are you’ll be seeing more lip-synced DJ Khalid and fewer turkey-stuffing recipes. Speech and text recognition allow TikTok to peer deeper into content to extract a better sense of what’s being said and written."

"Facebook Inc., Snap Inc. and Alphabet Inc. are among those pouring billions of dollars into better predicting user behavior. This is the bread and butter of search-engine results and timeline feeds, helping them sell more-targeted ads at higher prices." :roll:

:idea: Note the subtlety of "predicting user behavior": Mass usage is determining how apps direct your behavior online! ... and for commercial purposes (like advertising). However, the average person will have times when they don't want to Mooo so much (follow the herd). :duh

:!: :!: Entrepreneur Alert: Create apps that do not depend on predicted behavior ...
or at least create a "No Mo' Mooo" option for occasional dalliance outside the pen. 8)

:scratch: Apparently, younger people like to Mooo often ... and louder!
You can hear them like clockwork: "TikTok .. TikTok ..." :lol:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:26 am

:bana: Speaking of advertising and Mooo ...

Masks are a necessary reality (hopefully, months - not years) - notice all that wasted advertising space!
Masks could be given free for all the advertising they could generate (both local and national). ;)

:idea: And matching shirts, jewelry, or whatever can create an ensemble!
Or share a message: "Be kind to the elderly - they're your future!" :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:00 pm

:sunflower: Today's wisdom

Sign at beach: "Don't feed the sharks (nor act like shark food)" ;)

:idea: Translation: If you don't want to be a target
(for whatever hunter), don't act like a target. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:44 pm

Re: https://www.americanexperiment.org/2020 ... xic-trash/

"Unlike other forms of electricity generation, like nuclear plants or coal plants, there doesn’t seem to be any foresight on how to deal with the waste that will be generated when solar panels and wind turbines reach the end of their short lifetimes. Remember, nuclear plants can run for 80 years, as can coal plants with proper maintenance and upkeep, but even the best wind turbines and solar panels* will last for just 25 years, creating staggering amounts of waste products."

:sunflower: "Recycling" will be a good career field for decades
while we learn how to improve climate change solutions. :duh

Energy business models will need to include disposal options
instead of "just dump it in the trash (or ocean)". :roll:

* Most likely, older (not "old") solar panels will be discarded
if the house roof they're on is replaced before panels "retire". :o

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:50 am

:study: Re: https://www.sciencealert.com/study-link ... hromosomes

" 'Ultra-Processed' Junk Food Linked to Advanced Ageing at Cellular Level"

"Ultra-processed foods are industrially manufactured substances composed of some mix of oils, fats, sugars, starch, and proteins that contain little if any whole or natural foods. They often include artificial flavourings, colourings, emulsifiers, preservatives, and other additives that increase shelf-life and profit margins. These same properties, however, also mean that such foods are nutritionally poor compared to less processed alternatives" :(

:idea: Interesting discussion about telomeres (proteins on the end of chromosomes) and their relationship to aging, suggesting that a diet of less ultra-processed (and less over-cooked) food is better for a healthier and longer life. (faux meats seem to categorize as "ultra-processed") ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:23 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/01/us/unive ... index.html

"Research has repeatedly proved that students from wealthy families score higher on the SAT and ACT,
compared to students from low-income families."

:idea: In the past, this suggested that these scores were higher because those students were better educated. California's new admission policy may now require first year remedial education - in college - to help unprepared students quickly achieve an education level formerly represented by SAT and ACT scores; else "lowest common denominator" may become the new guidance for college admissions. :(

:scratch: A California college degree might become less representative of quality education, requiring post-college testing for some jobs. :o

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:49 am

:study: Re: https://www.foxnews.com/health/scientis ... s-vaccines

"Scientists are giving DIY coronavirus vaccines to themselves and sometimes to friends, family"

"Proponents have welcomed the idea of going outside the normal regulatory process, given the extraordinary circumstances of the pandemic. But critics say these DIY vaccines are not being put to the test of placebo-controlled studies and could have unforeseen negative consequences. Jeffrey Kahn, the director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, said that encouraging others to take DIY vaccines risks going back to the 'days of patent medicine and quackery,' a time in which remedies were sold with false promises." :roll:

:bana: Just imagine! Science is getting so advanced that a true Do It Yourself vaccine kit could be available some day! Hopefully, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will also be available to comment on your immune system upgrade proposal. Or inject the (stuff) and see what happens!
But don't expect medical insurance to pay for mistakes ... and you might require isolation more extreme than for COVID-19. :shock:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:56 pm

:idea: Sadly for the media(?), there won't be much need for anti-mask, anti-distance protests (that keep the virus spreading) with so many vaccines about to be marketed! Naturally, protesting will segue to anti-vaccine next. After that, probably anti-next-President (regardless of winner). ;)

:duh Slowly, it's becoming clear that these coronavirus protests are all about numbers ... and that the BLM signs can be recycled for the next pandemic where a Billion Lives Matter (number of people that must die - worldwide - before the pandemic is believable). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:18 pm

:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... finds.html

"CDC study of cell phone tracking data shows people went out less after stay-at-home orders in 98% of US counties that issued them"

:idea: Enlightening two ways :!:
1. That people generally followed lockdown orders.
2. That people's cellphone locations are tracked.

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:24 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/hair- ... rimanatory

"A hair salon says it was told by a job center it couldn't run an advertisement recruiting a 'happy' stylist
because the word is 'discriminatory' against unhappy people."

The old ad: "This is a busy, friendly, small salon, so only happy, friendly stylist need apply" :finger:

:idea: Proposed new ad with subtle message about probable employment:
"This is a busy, friendly, small salon, but unhappy and unfriendly stylists may also apply. :roll:

Of course, this ad couldn't run because it disciminated against happy and friendly stylists. :duh

:idea: Final ad choice: "We're not hiring but might if you're our type of stylist." :hithere

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:26 pm

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

"US academic is suspended for using the Chinese word for 'um' because it sounded like a racial slur"

"the mother of a USC student said: ‘This is political wokeness gone mad. Professor Patton was teaching students
about Chinese business culture and how the expression ‘nee-gah’ is often used as a pause in negotiations."

:duh Indeed! "Wokeness gone mad"! [this two-character Chinese word means "that",
and sounds slightly similar to the offensive English word] :o

Students who weren't paying attention to the lecture (Chinese culture)
might have misunderstood the professor's use of this term. :roll:

Somehow Patton's suspension reflects this state's lowered admissions requirement: :(
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/01/us/unive ... index.html

"University of California System can't use SAT and ACT tests for admissions"

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:19 pm

:sunflower: With such uncertain times ...
Start each week with a bit of TRADITION! :roll
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nwj8nAYEM4

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:45 pm

:study: https://www.foxnews.com/sports/now-that ... whats-next

"Now that NFL supports Colin Kaepernick's fight, what's next" :?:

:scratch: Indeed, "what's next?" ...
since fans will soon be accustomed to these pre-game displays,
desiring something more, akin to half-time entertainment. :roll

Videos of different national anthem lineups might get lotsa "Likes". ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:00 pm

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

"ACLU staffer Crankshaw wrote a Facebook post on Saturday criticizing Transylvania University
for admitting Sandmann as a student and branded him as a 'provocateur in training.' "

"The January 2019 footage showed Sandmann and Phillips standing very close to each other,
with Sandmann staring, and at times smiling, as Phillips sang and pounded on a drum."

:idea: This photo clearly shows Sandmann looking to the side of the Native American
(Nathan Phillips) and probably at something in the distance. And this video shows
much activity behind Phillips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JMkzakXgIY

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:58 am

:study: Re: https://www.fox5ny.com/news/cdc-people- ... tting-sick

"The researchers asked the participants about possible community exposure in the two weeks prior to their test, such as gatherings in a home, shopping, dining in a restaurant, going to an office, salon, gym, bar/coffee shop, church gathering, or using public transportation."

:idea: Fun statistics, but ...
source/time of exposure is not known - just conjectured. :roll:

:idea: A similar theory ...
women who became pregnant had previously dined at a restaurant
(probably the wine selected for the meal). ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:16 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/sports/texans-j ... t-of-unity

"The Texans were not on the field during the national anthem or the rendition of 'Lift Every Voice and Sing.'
Instead, the players chose to stay in the locker room."

:idea: Maybe Kansas City won the coin toss of which team would stay in the locker room!

:scratch: Who can tell :?: :!:
Maybe playing national anthem(s) before teams come on the field is best. :roll:
After all, the anthem(s) is also for the fans in the stadium and at home ...
and this new pre-game show (kneeling) is distracting (or entertaining).

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:18 pm

:study: Re: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/516 ... grow-balls

"In Tuesday's episode of the Comedy Central show ... 'Celebrating a baby's genitalia is starting to feel very outdated,' Noah said. 'Like, given everything we're learning about gender, gender reveal parties should only happen when the child is old enough to know their actual gender.' "

:idea: Interestingly, "Lamenting a baby's genitalia" could also be a party theme, given parents' other gender desire. Or add more color(s) to the gender reveal to indicate current gender with later option honored (parents wouldn't need to defend/explain what happens later). :finger:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:15 pm

Re: https://thehill.com/policy/technology/5 ... g-covid-19

"Researchers have found large QAnon communities in more than 70 countries." :o

"As a consequence of people not working as much, people are spending a lot more time online
and they started going down these rabbit holes" (the hole in the ground) :roll:

"If you build it, they will come" also seems to apply to conspiracies! ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:14 pm

Re: https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/ch ... edit-score

"The new system ranks each citizen via a 'civilization score and then places them in a category'
which determines whether they get priority access to services or are punished and restricted." :roll:

"As we document in the video below, the onerous social credit score system is literally designed
to punish and socially ostracize dissidents who express controversial opinions." :(

"In the age of social media deplatforming, an identical system is gradually being introduced in the west,
where people who have been banned by social media networks for ‘offensive’ views" :o

:idea: Types of systems only possible with computers and have a weak link:
social/spiritual quality at the top of these administrative pyramids. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:35 pm

Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/11- ... en-before/

"11 Facts That Prove That The Apocalyptic Wildfires On The West Coast Are Unlike Anything We Have Ever Seen Before"

:idea: Intriguing! This article does not mention that arsonists are helping to increase what occurs naturally ...
and this suggests societal degradation in California "Unlike Anything We Have Ever Seen Before". :o

"Californy is (not) the place you oughta be" ... apparently. :roll:
(see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvE9zJgm8OY )

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ushome/index.html

"Pennsylvania cops shoot man dead for charging at officer with a huge blade - as protests erupt outside precinct
in support of the knifeman who stabbed four people last year including a teenager" :o

:idea: Not to worry, Californy, other states have issues!
Obviously, the knifeman needed to be apprehended, but cops will need other weapons
to keep these actions from continually fueling societal unrest. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:24 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... ailey.html

"Bieber is hard to miss in a hot pink co-ord as he visits a friend with wife Hailey" :o

:idea: While this seems to signal that men can wear lotsa pink, this ensemble is "Bieber-Manly".
For example, a matching pink cap with white mask (or vice versa) would not be B-M. ;)

Apparent translation: Taboo colors/accessories can be worn if offset with "fashion negation". :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:36 pm

Re: https://www.chron.com/news/article/Pro- ... 569883.php

:idea: Ignore the politics! This is subtlety about all online messaging!
Social media (even mainstream news) is easily manipulated to provide disinformation. :roll:

Case in point: Many seeming national trends are not observed in a local community.
Antidote: Information from many sources is now required to learn the truth. ;)

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