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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:09 pm

Re: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-04-04- ... lapse.html
"Bitcoin and Tether cryptocurrencies are a massive, illegal fraud that will catastrophically collapse"

"Bitcoin is a bubble, a speculation tied to nothing of value. It’s vertical gains over the past six months
are reminiscent of other historic speculations that ultimately ended in catastrophe."

:idea: Obviously, people like bubbles and are risk tolerant (until they're not).
Super-prize yearly lottery mania is a good example (some people "invest"
weekly for many years). But unlike lotteries, bitcoin transaction
technology (re: "blockchain") keeps improving with usage. 8)

:scratch: Why not consider such bubble support as technology investment
... for future generations? However, donating to charitable causes
gives better near-term societal ROI. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:29 pm

:study: Re: https://sputniknews.com/viral/202104041 ... ex-drive-/

"COVID-19 quarantine measures imposed in the United Kingdom have affected the sexual lives of young adults aged between 18 and 32.
The study found that sexual desire among this age group was lower during lockdown compared to pre-lockdown for men and women"

:idea: Intriguing study but not identifying how lockdown achieves this success (or failure, depending on viewpoint).
Maybe the young need more frequent access to fragrant flowers to keep their garden hormones horny ...
whereas older people have learned to hoe with other hobbies sufficiently fragrant (and/or tasty). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:14 am

Re: https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-crea ... 1617634118
"China Creates its Own Digital Currency, a First for Major Economy"

"China’s version of a digital currency is controlled by its central bank, which will issue the new electronic money.
It is expected to give China’s government vast new tools to monitor both its economy and its people. By design,
the digital yuan will negate one of bitcoin’s major draws: anonymity for the user." :roll:

:scratch: Somehow, no anonymity with transactions never forgotten (re: "blockchain" perpetuity)
doesn't seem such a great leap forward for the people (but a super leap for the state) :!:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:45 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... fears.html
"Portland school halts plan to make evergreen tree its new mascot over fears it could be tied to LYNCHING" :o

:idea: Living (and moving) mascots have long been favored by social organizations,
but to say that a tree is living and moving is not really "horticultural". :roll:

Incidentally, Cannabis Sativa (not Indica) makes a better plant mascot
since it redirects this traditional pleasure focus to industrial hemp:

Re: https://www.surterra.com/learn/types-of-cannabis/

"Cannabis Sativa is commonly known as hemp and has a variety of industrial uses. It is rich in cannabidiol, an all-natural non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant. For centuries, hemp has been used to make clothes, paper, body care products, rope and more."

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:11 pm

Re: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/0 ... her-skirt/
"She Looks Like Madonna’s Grandmother"

:idea: At first glance, the boots suggest a Melania fashion influence (not this skirt and fishnets).
Apparently, one has to be fashion-savvy to know when stylish fishnets are "trashy"
and when they're appropriate lures (to fashionistas, fishermen, et al.). :?

... which reminds me of a man in a grocery store last year
wearing fishnets for a mask (probably a savvy protest). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:55 pm

:study: Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/ketc ... st-food-us
"Ketchup is the latest pandemic-fueled shortage following flour, pepperoni and aluminum cans"

:idea: Probably "comfort food" since none of these are typical foods for better physical health
... and good mental health is important for stress reduction! ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:42 pm

Re: "How the Mind Works", by Steven Pinker, 1997, 565 pages

:idea: An entertaining book to read, especially during periods of private isolation,
but my reading habits hint that I'll use a year's supply of toilet paper before the final page. :roll:

A quick scan (15 sheets of TP used ; - ) has already proven that this book shows how the mind wanders!
When discussing evolution of body organs, Pinker mentions an hypothetical "101 Uses for an Old Laptop",
with "paperweight" being one of those uses. He then notes that "101 Uses for an Old Paperweight"
would probably not be written. ;)

However, a wandering mind soon discovers many uses for an old paperweight,
like "The Last Dollar Bill I Owned" (re: current cryptocurrency promotions). :o

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:08 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/airp ... index.html

"The man recreating airplane meals to get through lockdown ... Sennhauser also plates the dishes
on genuine airline crockery, and presents it as a proper airplane meal." 8)

:idea: Economy travelers may need to sit in a short row of seats for convincing ambience
... with a small screen display in front for in-flight entertainment. :roll

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:16 am

Re: https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3949047/posts
"World-first laser to shunt deadly space junk out of orbit"

"it does open the potential for one day something to be destroyed in space, by a laser fired from earth." 8)

:idea: "Somethings" is the greater potential (and concern), but ...
"No pain! - No gain!" comes to mind. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:25 am

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/news/7-eleven-sho ... 12704.html
"Giant lizard was caught browsing the snack shelves of a 7-Eleven in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand."

"The monitor apparently remained on the shelf for at least an hour."

:idea: Probably just a test of a living security camera
(smaller monitors could roam with drone wings). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:34 pm

Re: https://www.debka.com/mivzak/great-brit ... s-aged-99/
"Great Britain’s Prince Philip dies aged 99"

"But the royal consort also enjoyed relieving boring occasions by insulting members of the press. His gaffes were infamous. For instance, he called Beijing a 'ghastly city' while on a royal visit there. He once asked a female navy cadet if she worked in a strip club. And he congratulated a British backpacker in Papua New Guinea for not being eaten."

:hithere A "royal consort" of (traditional) male identity is permitted occasional opportunity for public notice. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:41 pm

Re: https://metro.co.uk/2021/04/09/st-vince ... -14384326/
"La Soufriere volcano erupts with plumes of ash up to five miles high"

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!:
A natural solution to global warming (gritty sun block, miles high). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:50 pm

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

:idea: Check the "hand signals" in this picture!
(re: "Philip with William and Harry at the rugby world cup final in 2015")

Which set of hands indicates solid potential for kingship? :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:36 pm

Re: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tech ... SKBN2BW2H2

"male macaque with chips embedded on each side of its brain, playing 'Mind Pong'. Although trained to move a joystick,
it is now unplugged. He controls the paddle simply by thinking about moving his hand up or down." 8)

:idea: This immediately suggests that humans can remain couch potatoes
and have a full workout just thinkin' about an exercise routine. :roll:
Caution: Digital muscles probably require less food energy!

Note: The monkey is still moving the joystick but its brain signals
actually cause the video game movements - not the joystick!
A sans joystick test will necessarily be a next goal ...
and human gamers would prefer beer or soda. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:27 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/10/us/home- ... index.html
"website is offering $1,000 for someone to binge-watch home improvement shows"

"candidate will have to watch at least 10 episodes of the three shows within a month and fill out a worksheet about the experience."

:idea: $1000 / 30 episodes = $33 (enough for a large pizza and beer each time, but it's best to take notes and fill out worksheet later).

Note: This assumes that a total of 10 episodes in a month is not "binge watching". :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:24 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... -back.html
"girlfriend shows off 'beautiful alien scars' newly inked across her back" :o

"revealed earlier this year that she wants to help found a human colony on Mars."

:idea: "Alien", yes! ... but not reflective of superior intelligence out there (IMO). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:10 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/12/us/confu ... index.html
"How easy (or hard) is it to confuse a gun for a Taser?"

:idea: Taser designs seem good & sufficient to distinguish it from a gun,
however in that brief moment of urgency something more intuitive
than design features needs to be the subconscious control.

This hints of intense training for "gun vs taser" decisions. roll:

See also: https://spectrum.ieee.org/consumer-elec ... aser-works

A new feature might include a light, visible from back of taser (seen by officer)
that would activate immediately when the taser is removed from it holster.
This always visible light will significantly contrast with a no-light gun. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:05 pm

Re: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/more- ... rls-sports
"More than 30 states now considering bills to ban sexually confused boys from girls sports"

"West Virginia is the latest state to move toward protecting girls and women
from having to compete against boys and men claiming to be female."

:idea: For many of the "sexually confused", "claiming to be female" is also "believing to be female".
Older men may experience "sexual confusion" when desire is insufficient to promote physical response.
All adults could be considered "sexually confused" when their sexuality is reflective of wild animals.
Not to worry! Sexual confusion is the media's new era fashion statement (in the genes).
Sexual confusion is just a label gifted to you by others ... with no RSVP. ;)

Proposed advertisement for a school bookstore:
"Sexually confused? Get a new pronoun!" :hithere

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Re: World Views

Post by happyrain » Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:57 am

In 2013 President Obama legalized the use of propaganda on the US public HR4310 also known as Smith-Mundt moderinzation act of 2012.

On April 13th 2021 project veritas released a video of CNN's technical director admitting to the use of propaganda to sway election results and steer an established narrative for the American people. In it he says the next big focus is climate change and is quoted saying, "fear sells."

https://www.projectveritas.com/news/par ... ove-trump/

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:54 am

Re: https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/t ... -in-texas/

:hithere Speaking of stories (or myths) ...

When the Texas Rainbow Bridge was built, this warning
was not permitted to be an acronym on road signs:
"Drive carefully over this Scariest Height In Texas!"

... but it's OK for fear-based news 'n views. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:25 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... ikini.html
"Kim looks like she has a palm tree growing out of her head as she shows off her curves"

:idea: Apparently, the photographer was focused on the coconuts. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:49 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/l ... iage-great
"Bryan says 'make-up sex' keeps 14-year marriage to wife Caroline 'great' "

:scratch: Uncertain about the adjective ("make-up" or "with makeup"),
I learned elsewhere that "with makeup" is a different option
... and not so openly discussed! But then I learned that
"with makeup" is also typical on formal dates. :roll:

What about "make-up" tests, post lockdowns?
(what to wear ... or not) :?

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:53 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... blame.html
"AP Stylebook bans use of the term because it 'implies the woman is solely responsible for the affair' "

" 'Mistress' is problematic because there is no male equivalent"
"Others recommended using 'paramour', 'adulterer,' or 'homewrecker' "

:scratch: Maybe the non-mistress woman is the one responsible
... or the man by being the center of attention. Apparently,
"mistress" was contrast to "Mrs." (the married woman):

:idea: Re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss

"Miss is an English language honorific traditionally used only for an unmarried woman ...
Originating in the 17th century, it is a contraction of mistress, used for all women.
Its counterparts are Mrs., usually used only for married women, and Ms.,
which can be used for married or unmarried women."

:idea: The man could believe that both Ms. are responsible!
... hinting that a 'B' word already exists for the man. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:57 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... OFFEE.html
"Rising temperatures could result in bland tasting (coffee) varieties"

:idea: On the other hand, true connoisseurs would pay more
for the tasty coffee (since world climate is not the same
... and land elevation is another factor). ;)

And not a problem for those who add milk/cream, sugar,
and/or whatever since true coffee taste is masked. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:54 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... SSANT.html
" 'Mysterious headless beast' spotted in a tree turns out to be a CROISSANT"

:idea: This seems to explain all the clouds, food, etc. that look like whatever is imagined. :roll:

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