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Lazy8

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Location: The Gallatin Valley of Montana
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 27, 2024 - 12:46pm

 R_P wrote:
The tax sharks are back and they're coming for your home
One of my weirder and more rewarding hobbies is collecting definitions of "conservativism," and one of the jewels of that collection comes from Corey Robin's must-read book The Reactionary Mind:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Reactionary_Mind


Robin's definition of conservativism has enormous explanatory power and I'm always finding fresh ways in which it clarifies my understand of events in the world: a conservative is someone who believes that a minority of people were born to rule, and that everyone else was born to follow their rules, and that the world is in harmony when the born rulers are in charge.

This definition unifies the otherwise very odd grab-bag of ideologies that we identify with conservativism: a Christian Dominionist believes in the rule of Christians over others; a "men's rights advocate" thinks men should rule over women; a US imperialist thinks America should rule over the world; a white nationalist thinks white people should rule over racialized people; a libertarian believes in bosses dominating workers and a Hindu nationalist believes in Hindu domination over Muslims.

These people all disagree about who should be in charge, but they all agree that some people are ordained to rule, and that any "artificial" attempt to overturn the "natural" order throws society into chaos. This is the entire basis of the panic over DEI, and the brainless reflex to blame the Francis Scott Key bridge disaster on the possibility that someone had been unjustly promoted to ship's captain due to their membership in a disfavored racial group or gender.(...)

Everything and everyone I hate—real or imaginary—is "conservatism".

Yep, explains everything. Well done.
R_P

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Posted: Apr 27, 2024 - 12:18pm

The tax sharks are back and they're coming for your home
One of my weirder and more rewarding hobbies is collecting definitions of "conservativism," and one of the jewels of that collection comes from Corey Robin's must-read book The Reactionary Mind:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Reactionary_Mind


Robin's definition of conservativism has enormous explanatory power and I'm always finding fresh ways in which it clarifies my understand of events in the world: a conservative is someone who believes that a minority of people were born to rule, and that everyone else was born to follow their rules, and that the world is in harmony when the born rulers are in charge.

This definition unifies the otherwise very odd grab-bag of ideologies that we identify with conservativism: a Christian Dominionist believes in the rule of Christians over others; a "men's rights advocate" thinks men should rule over women; a US imperialist thinks America should rule over the world; a white nationalist thinks white people should rule over racialized people; a libertarian believes in bosses dominating workers and a Hindu nationalist believes in Hindu domination over Muslims.

These people all disagree about who should be in charge, but they all agree that some people are ordained to rule, and that any "artificial" attempt to overturn the "natural" order throws society into chaos. This is the entire basis of the panic over DEI, and the brainless reflex to blame the Francis Scott Key bridge disaster on the possibility that someone had been unjustly promoted to ship's captain due to their membership in a disfavored racial group or gender.(...)

Steve

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Posted: Dec 13, 2023 - 7:49am

 black321 wrote:


Yeah, right? 
The next blog on the economy, doing great right?





Riiiiiight...
black321

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Posted: Dec 13, 2023 - 7:40am

 Steve wrote:

Yeah, right? 
The next blog on the economy, doing great right?


Steve

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Posted: Dec 13, 2023 - 6:36am


Where Have All the Liberals Gone?




Lazy8

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Location: The Gallatin Valley of Montana
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 10, 2023 - 7:28pm

 kurtster wrote:
republicans ... "they're trying to kill me", Hunter ...

Pfft. He's far too useful to them.
kurtster

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Posted: Dec 9, 2023 - 11:38pm

republicans ... "they're trying to kill me", Hunter ...
R_P

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Posted: Aug 16, 2023 - 9:31am

The Maui Inferno in Historical Perspective
It’s a damn tough life full of toil and strife
We whalermen undergo.
And we don’t give a damn when the day is done/gale has stopped
How hard the winds did blow.
’cause we’re homeward bound from the Arctic ground
With a good ship, taut and free
And we won’t give a damn when we drink our rum
With the girls of Old Maui.

(Chorus)
Rolling down to Old Maui, me boys
Rolling down to Old Maui
We’re homeward bound from the Arctic ground
Rolling down to Old Maui.
(...)

Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 15, 2023 - 6:08am

Out of date, but still kinda fun 

R_P

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Posted: Aug 4, 2023 - 12:49pm

Anatomy for kids

Also:

VV

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Posted: Aug 4, 2023 - 12:29pm

 kurtster wrote:
I consider myself pretty open-minded but not that "open" as it relates to the above. 
 
I read the article above but didn't see her making the statement that the idea of exposing children to genitalia should be done to try and acclimate them to seeing transgender genitalia. Only that the doctor seems to be a proponent of transgender people participating in sports where they are not participating in their identified birth gender. So, I'm not sure how the connection to the two statements were made.
 
Not for nothing... but isn't the idea (of children seeing genitalia) been going on for years in nudist colonies? Not really too radical when viewed in that context but I am personally not comfortable with the idea.


Steely_D

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Posted: Aug 4, 2023 - 12:17pm

 miamizsun wrote:


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Fascinating, since it hits two topics (genetics and coding) that I understand a little. What interested my was how she took the dry biological info, but used it in terms that coders could grasp, even down to suggesting to them that they were "makers," a term I see a lot near home. I took my boys to a Maker Fair and there were all sorts of robots, etc. My older boy recognized Woz at a book signing and went up to talk with him. 
So a nerd coder might not have a background in biology or genetics (for shame) but she laid it on their plate using their vocabulary. Really well done. Much thanks!
Proclivities

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Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 4, 2023 - 11:35am

 Steely_D wrote:


Something else, because this is neither grooming nor pedophilia.

Aside from which it's an opinion from an obscure, college journalism professor in Canada - not some pending proposal or legislation in the US or recommendation from the US Dept. of Educ. or the AMA.
R_P

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Posted: Aug 4, 2023 - 11:12am

 rgio wrote:
That's what schools are for.  Wait...we don't want "teachers" talking about that... and we don't want kids to read anything about that... so it's up to the parents... Which I think was the whole point of the post (formerly known as tweet).  

The irony of these concerns from the right... home of over 7,000 identified groomers (sorry...priests).

MAGA! ("I love the uneducated!")

oldviolin

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Posted: Aug 4, 2023 - 11:02am

 miamizsun wrote:
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Very interesting. Biology. Who knew? I watched a thing on AI which I need to find and post in that thread. Shattered and/or severed nerve pathways restarting or waking up from paralysis because implants simulated new pathways from the brain to the point where injury occurred and the formerly dormant limbs, senses, etc began to restore and relearn former function. That's the kind of "gain of function" research I would like to see and hear more about.
AI introduced into molecular biology and genetic engineering. Surely old news by now. But actual results? Butterflies. Kind of like being terrified of heights and skydiving to try to conquer the fear. An unnatural sort of evolution factor.

The 100% human caused climate crisis talk we can debate. Seemed a side note of relevance in the presentation. I need to watch again undistracted. My take, though no one asked, is my own opinion. The argument is settled. The climate is obviously changing. It hasn't been a switch. It is cyclical and does mix with sun activity and earth/orbit/magnetic forces. Eons has it been so. It also has and is being made worse by human activity and selfishness. Polluted mind, polluted world. 

Back to the presentation. GMO earthlings? The universe awaits the results with baited breath.
but I digress...
rgio

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Posted: Aug 4, 2023 - 10:59am

 R_P wrote:

It's called education. Try some.


That's what schools are for.  Wait...we don't want "teachers" talking about that... and we don't want kids to read anything about that... so it's up to the parents... Which I think was the whole point of the post (formerly known as tweet).  

The irony of these concerns from the right... home of over 7,000 identified groomers (sorry...priests).
R_P

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Posted: Aug 4, 2023 - 10:14am

 kurtster wrote:
It's called education. Try some.

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Aug 4, 2023 - 6:24am

grooming

miamizsun

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Posted: Aug 4, 2023 - 5:49am

 miamizsun wrote:

i couldn't agree more and i'd like to ask a favor

if you could just give tiffany vora at least five undivided minutes (and yes i'm huge fan of SU and vora)
i'd subscribe and watch all of these ;-)



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Steely_D

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Posted: Aug 4, 2023 - 5:37am

 kurtster wrote:
If this isn't grooming and pedophilia then what is ?


Something else, because this is neither grooming nor pedophilia.
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