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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Fivelives » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:36 am

I don't even remember having TVs in chow halls, and for those that do wouldn't it make more sense to have them tuned in to the FARTS channel?.

You'd probably be surprised - most of the patients in hospital waiting rooms* are between 20-40 years old, with a noticeable spike in toddlers through preteens. The elderly inhabit hospitals in much the same way they inhabit nursing homes - on wards, in beds, with their own private TVs to watch. I could understand it if it was just demographics, but it really isn't. I think I remember a time (I'm not sure, because this was in the long long ago far far away category before the tea party came and flipped the table on everyone) when the TVs were tuned to the USA network or something.

I think I vaguely remember bitching about this same thing in this very thread a couple dozen(ish?) pages ago, but anywhere past "yesterday" and sometimes (if it was truly memorable, like having my first baby or something) "day before yesterday" my memory gets pretty unreliable for minutiae.

* Naturally, there are trends from ward to ward. Cardiology isn't going to have a lot of kids in there since most kids don't have heart problems. But conversely, obstetrics isn't going to have many old people there because most old people aren't evicting babies from their uteruses. Radiology is a tossup between stupid kids and old folks, with most old folks cycling through between 7am-2pm and stupid kids taking over once school lets out at 2:30-3:30 and going on through the night. Emergency departments are almost entirely populated by people 30 and under; at least in the waiting room anyway. The elderly mostly go straight in through the ambulance entrance.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:48 pm

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1 ... 3982034286

Regarding your editorial "Censors on Campus" (Jan. 18): Writing from the epicenter of progressive thought, San Francisco, I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its "one percent," namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the "rich."

From the Occupy movement to the demonization of the rich embedded in virtually every word of our local newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, I perceive a rising tide of hatred of the successful one percent. There is outraged public reaction to the Google buses carrying technology workers from the city to the peninsula high-tech companies which employ them. We have outrage over the rising real-estate prices which these "techno geeks" can pay. We have, for example, libelous and cruel attacks in the Chronicle on our number-one celebrity, the author Danielle Steel, alleging that she is a "snob" despite the millions she has spent on our city's homeless and mentally ill over the past decades.

This is a very dangerous drift in our American thinking. Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendent "progressive" radicalism unthinkable now?




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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:39 am

DISREGARD.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:28 am

Edit: Ah, satire. Nevermind.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby fuzzygeek » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:41 pm

Fake but accurate?
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:55 pm

Wow, I fell for satire -- the problem is, knowing Bachmann, I actually thought it to be true. X___X

I apologize for the fake news.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Fivelives » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:40 pm

That's the problem with extremists. The more extreme someone's viewpoint is, the more likely satire is to be taken as truth.

If it weren't for the "I never took a science class in college" line, I'd have fallen for that hook, line and sinker myself.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:48 pm

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/edward-sno ... -1.2511635

I'm sorry Brekkie, but I just can't buy the NSA getting involved in industrial espionage as national security. IN fact, I've been harping out it since the wiretapping into PetroBras was announced late last year.

Everyone here knows that if an individual were to try that, they would get sent to prison and whatnot, but the NSA wraps itself in the flag and calls it being patriotic/doing it for our freedom.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby fuzzygeek » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:56 am

Fivelives wrote:That's the problem with extremists. The more extreme someone's viewpoint is, the more likely satire is to be taken as truth.

If it weren't for the "I never took a science class in college" line, I'd have fallen for that hook, line and sinker myself.


I don't think this is a problem so much with extremists as it is with people who want to believe the worst of people on the other team. See: "I can see Russia from my house!", Birthers, et. al.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Fivelives » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:29 am

I'm extremely moderate in my views, and satire of both sides is hard for me to distinguish from truthful statements. There was an online quiz once, trying to pick between things that some famous crazy person said (I think Gary Busey or Rick Flair?) and completely made up statements on the part of the quiz author and it was a great illustration of how difficult it is to distinguish between crazy and fiction. I don't think anyone can argue that the political right has gone completely off the rails thanks to pandering to extremists, but it does make it hard to tell between satire and actual positions.

It's like earlier in this thread - that bit from Forbes magazine? The satirical essay about awarding the medal of honor to billionaires. I fell for that, hard, because it didn't seem like something that wouldn't be suggested in politics or business today. Wasn't until someone pointed out that the author had used "a modest proposal" in the text that I finally got it.
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:39 am

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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Amirya » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:49 am

I don't understand the point of teaching Creationism/ID alongside evolution. Would they also require schools to teach other religious beliefs of how the planet came to be populated? Not every religion believes that they were created by a deity or highly evolved being.

If they would not, then why does Creationism/ID get a free pass?

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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Arjuna » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:38 am

Amirya wrote:I don't understand the point of teaching Creationism/ID alongside evolution. Would they also require schools to teach other religious beliefs of how the planet came to be populated? Not every religion believes that they were created by a deity or highly evolved being.

If they would not, then why does Creationism/ID get a free pass?

(Note: I make no comment on the idea of Creationism/ID itself)

The problem is that they are trying to get it to play on equal footing with evolution in schools, which is crazy! One is science, the other is an opinion...
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Nooska » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:06 pm

Well, to be perfectly fair, science is also an opinion, it just has more evidence.

Asking if ID/Creationism gets taugh alongside, then yes, why not creation mythos of other religious practises, I want the nordic creation mythos taught as fact too (it bears quite some resemblance with the big bang theory if you allow for mythic language, and no actual scientific knowledge)
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Re: Politics (formerly Election 2012)

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:20 pm

If I was a science teacher, I'd make the effort to teach how Buri came to be after a galactic cow was licking a rock.
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