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Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by free thoughtpolice » Sat Jul 02, 2022 4:34 pm

fuzzy wrote: who can resist a set of great tits?
Not those mosquitoes for sure.

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by Service Dog » Sat Jul 02, 2022 4:21 pm

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by fuzzy » Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:07 pm

who can resist a set of great tits?

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by Gumby » Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:26 pm

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Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Sat Jul 02, 2022 5:31 am

Your psychopathic governor just rammed through legislation in defiance of Bruen:

https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/07/n ... gislation/

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Sat Jul 02, 2022 1:55 am

At 83 cents an egg-- I can eliminate the middle-hen... toss 2 quarters, 3 nickels, & 8 pennies out the window... and still save a dime.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:52 pm

I get eggs for free. Anyone who has chickens always ends up with way more eggs than they know what to do with.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:27 pm

Fucking inflation. The gangstas in the shitty Honda Accord downstairs... with a fucking home stereo speaker set-up & blasting on the sidewalk...

cost me $6.99÷12

for that vegan-grain pasture-raised egg out the window.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:20 pm

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In the immediate wake of Roe v Wade being struck-down...

& Donald Trump's attempted-murder of a Secret Service agent...


Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight posted a 40 minute podcast, in which Silver speculated about the "impact" that these two stunning events would have... boosting the Dems in the Midterms... and reversing Biden's unpopularity.

And now... poll results are IN... from the post-Roe, post-January6Hearing time period.

Every Day since the Roe decision-- Biden has polled worse than before the decision.
Every Day since free_thoughtpolice told us all to watch Cassidy Hutchinson testify-- Biden has polled worse than before.

fivethirtyeight's response? They REMOVED Biden's popularity rating from its home-- the upper-right 'Interactives' section of their frontpage. You gotta scroll-down now-- to see: Biden's DISapproval rating stands at 55.9%



In the podcast, Nate Silver discussed his model for predicting the Midterm Elections.

At the time (2 days ago)-- Silver was pleasantly-surprised to see that the GOP held only a 52-in-100 chance of winning the Senate.

Today... as fresh new poll-results pour in... the GOP's Senate odds have increased to 54-in-100.

--

Is that podcast episode worth listening-to? Nope.
I'm... not recommending it for its merits. Nor for the spectacle of its faults.
I found it mildly-informative to hear exactly-how Silver & his colleague Galen Druke consistently used wording which re-assures the NPR-listener point-of-view/ and marginalizes the Let's Go Brandon point of view. Their blindspots are obvious. But... not very interesting.


More interesting is this clip of focus-group-twat Frank Luntz... who CLAIMS TO BE Republican... teaching Democrats how to win-over the hearts & minds of Republican Voters:



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As a book-end to the Luntz clip... I recommend Dave Smith's reaction-video... to comedienne Wanda Skyes complaining about Roe/Dobbs on Colbert's show. Smith dissects how oblivious the Progressive-Normies are.

First, Wanda:
https://youtu.be/_epeiYquxeA


Then, Dave.
https://youtu.be/xkDO-_txA4M?t=2179

Unfortunately... Dave's reacting in real-time. Although his points are great... it takes him 3x the time of Wanda's clip... to react.

So-- in summary:

Wanda begins with "I'm a gay black woman!" Then she says the Supreme Court ignored "Democracy" and "Majority rule".
Dave notes the discrepancy between touting her Minority status... and then saying The Majority should be In Charge.

Wanda says the leftwing coastal states-- have bigger economies & pay more taxes-- than the rural middle states.
Dave notes the irony of a Progressive Liberal Socialist advocating that the Rich Should Rule and the Poor Should Shut The Fuck Up.

When discussing 'gerrymandering' & 'redistricting'... fivethirtyeight sees the value in numerical minorities having their own little pockets where they are the majority... and can rule locally. but Progressives forget this concept, when the topic is Roe.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Steersman » Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:42 pm

fafnir wrote:
franc wrote: This is your world. Thanks feminism. Mull on this - I didn't think it would happen to me either.
2nd wave feminists I talk to are clueless about everything going wrong. They are mainly fixated on trans craziness, but obviously that's the tip of an iceberg and they somewhat acknowledge it. Their only answer is to blame men and the patriarchy. They hope that by deconstructing all gender roles, and getting men under control, all of the craziness will stop.
Yeah - feminism in general has to bear a substantial degree of responsibility for the whole transgender clusterfuck. You may wish to take a gander at "feminist" Kathleen Stock's take on that point:
What I do find interesting, though, is how things went so badly wrong: the causes, not the reasons. I’ve had a lot of time to think about this. One big question for this newsletter will be: how did mainstream feminism come to embrace what I’m calling the stupid story [transgenderism, self-identity?], so that many feminists ended up cancelling themselves out of politically effective existence? Effectively, the stupid story functions, for mainstream feminism, as a reductio ad absurdum: it reduces most of contemporary feminism to risible absurdity, necessitating urgent reflection on the tenability of prior commitments to explain how the absurdity ever got such a firm grip.
https://kathleenstock.substack.com/p/fe ... eboot-camp"

My underlining. But while Stock is to be commended for at least considering feminism's role in that clusterfuck, she too has her own "prior commitments" which I think precludes much in the way of any honest assessment of those causes and reasons. A great deal of "ideological bias" in the whole topic of sex and gender, including in Stock's arguments. As Marco Del Giudice of the University of New Mexico put it:
On a deeper level, the “patchwork” definition of sex used in the social sciences is purely descriptive and lacks a functional rationale. This contrasts sharply with how the sexes are defined in biology. From a biological standpoint, what distinguishes the males and females of a species is the size of their gametes: males produce small gametes (e.g., sperm), females produce large gametes (e.g., eggs; Kodric-Brown & Brown, 1987).
https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... and_Gender

A profoundly fundamental and quite antithetical dichotomy between the definitions for the sexes "used in the social sciences" and in the biological ones. An antithesis that most people refuse to even consider, much less address, largely because of various "prior commitments" of a rather emotional and quite unscientific nature.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Steersman » Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:14 pm

franc wrote: A pointless effort to explain recent craziness.

A parable for the pudgy and comfortable.

Old man died. Ma is is a hopeless bipolar basket case compounded by being a narcissist idiot immune to any kind of reason.

<snip>

This is your world. Thanks feminism. Mull on this - I didn't think it would happen to me either.

<snip>

Cop pulls up my entire record on his phone without searching. How does this shit happen?

Because you let it. I am living in hell. Because of a phone call.
Sorry to hear you tale of woe franc - singer of sad songs and all that. Songs which are rather too ubiquitous for many less than edifying reasons - many of which come in under E.O. Wilson's "paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology".

Something of a case-in-point is a recent story, posted here if I'm not mistaken, about an amusing tweet that claimed that many women were bipolar, but the trick was figuring whether that was bipolar or bisexual. Consternation and calls for cancellation from the torches and pitchforks crowd - including the Washington Post if I'm not mistaken.

As for "immune to reason", another sadly but remarkably prevalent state of affairs. You may know of Sagan's quip, in his Demon-Haunted World, to the effect that some 90-odd percent of us are scientifically illiterate. Something of another case in that point, a Substack post on "Thoroughly Dishonest Debate":
In the last six or seven years, getting oneself into an entrenched position during a debate has escalated to put it mildly. Whatever your poison, Brexit or Remain, Trump v Clinton, Trump v Biden, to lockdown or not lockdown, vaccine v not vaccine, it’s proved hard for many to find common ground within the debates themselves. Many refuse to see any deficiency on ‘their side’ of the argument or reason in the other. ….

And yet, it’s taken one of the most egregious and clear as day issues [transgenderism] and the reprehensible behaviour of its most vehement protagonists to take us to a whole new level of derangement, dishonesty, and hubris.
https://grahamlinehan.substack.com/p/a- ... est-debate

A portion of my last comment in that thread:
Cataleptic: "the most tedious and uninspiring debate"

Only because you have to be the most thoroughly intellectually dishonest and pigheaded interlocutor I've run across - in decades, although the religious come a close second; because you simply refuse to give much if any thought or consideration to the facts, figures, logical and philosophical principles, journals, biologists and philosophers I've quoted in exhaustive detail.

Though, sadly, you're only typical of the many on both sides of this "thoroughly dishonest debate".
https://grahamlinehan.substack.com/p/a- ... nt/7447695

As for "how this shit happens" - and on both sides of the political fence - another case or two in point relative to transgenderism:
It's a Terrifying Time to Have a Gender-Questioning Kid
Democrats and Republicans are both scary
https://lisaselindavis.substack.com/p/i ... e-a-gender
Less than a month later, after they’d informed the school and the doctor that they wouldn’t be allowing their daughter to socially or medically transition, a social worker from the Department of Family and Protective Services showed up at their door to tell them they were being investigated for abuse and neglect.
https://lisaselindavis.substack.com/p/t ... ace-gender

We really wouldn't have much of a civilization if we didn't endorse the rule of law as something of a first principle. But much of that has now been corrupted by both the tyranny of activist magistrates as well as by "the tyranny of the prevailing opinion and feeling" - emphasis on unscientific and unevidenced opinion and feeling. As Andrew Doyle put it:
The JK Rowling controversy has exposed one of the most chilling aspects of the woke ideology: the sheer certainty of its adherents.

It never occurs to these people that they might be wrong. That’s why they refuse to debate.

This is zealotry; it needs to be resisted.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Lsuoma » Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:28 am

Fucking hell, franc: sounds like you caught Mykeru's bad luck, level >9,000..

Sorry, mate.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:12 am

franc wrote: A parable for the pudgy and comfortable.
Well... you told it well & persuasively, if that's any consolation. So-- thank you for that.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:13 am

John D wrote: SPOTTING A LIAR:

This is a tricky skill to learn. It involves several tests.

1) A liar will tell a story with as little detail as possible.

2) Liars will also tell a story differently every time they tell it.
Im Gegenteil, Genosse.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:38 am

I'm back at my ranch, four days after evacuating from the fire that ran parallel to me 1/4 mile away. Still here only by virtue of lucky winds.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by fafnir » Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:10 am

franc wrote: This is your world. Thanks feminism. Mull on this - I didn't think it would happen to me either.
2nd wave feminists I talk to are clueless about everything going wrong. They are mainly fixated on trans craziness, but obviously that's the tip of an iceberg and they somewhat acknowledge it. Their only answer is to blame men and the patriarchy. They hope that by deconstructing all gender roles, and getting men under control, all of the craziness will stop.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by John D » Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:47 am

Damn Franc.

No favors go unpunished.

Lots of people are content with testing our honor and duty. I sometimes feel abused. You have been abused.

Good luck navigating you current situation. I have many relatives that are a high risk to me and my security. So far I have kept the biggest risk people at a distance. They think I am a rich greedy bastard... and I am happy with that.

Taking care of my dying mother-in-law triggered my wife's fibromyalgia and depression in my opinion. I should have insisted that she go into a nursing home. She really fucked up our life. She was a psychotic evil cunt... and I spent three years taking care of her (and my wife took care of her more that I did). An abusive hag... but we took care of her because it was our "duty".

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by franc » Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:23 am

A pointless effort to explain recent craziness.

A parable for the pudgy and comfortable.

Old man died. Ma is is a hopeless bipolar basket case compounded by being a narcissist idiot immune to any kind of reason. Things as simple as ordering a pizza become a psychodrama of pointless complication, confusion, needless stupidity and thoughts of wanting a handgun to blow my fucking brain out. This is the paradise that awaits suicide bombers. I live and breathe it 24x7.

She has endless medical complications. Scoliosis, chronic pain and eternal bladder infections which are not trivial - latter can cause complete paralysis and psychedelia where she sits and talks to her dead husband for hours on end. Landed her in hospital twice. Normal week is driving 300km to see various doctors.

I look after this fuckhead. It's been years now. An around the clock madhouse. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger as the cliche goes. Why do I do it and not commit her to a home? Basic ethics. She made me promise I wouldn't when I was a kid. I said I would honour that promise. And here I am. Imagine a world where all people would honour promises. Would look nothing like this.

Enter in-laws that think we are rich. We have a house we bought 50 years ago, in the middle of nowhere, down a goat track near a river, nothing but farms and forest, no electricity or water. It has since been "developed" and is now millionaires row for shitheads from the big cities.

Brother and wife have been holidaying here since forever. They see our "opulence". We eat well and enjoy. We live our life humbly, yet it is somehow splendid. Envy breeds malice. Not from my brother, but from his fat pig Jerry Springer grade trailer trash wife.

Everybody argues. Think of someone that doesn't. Had an awful week last November - had to go empty a flat we had near Sydney. Exhaustion. Cubic metres of garbage my Ma insisted we "needed". $1000 for a truck to bring it here and clutter our house to the point you can't move. Get shitfaced drunk because I need a coma. Mom starts a shit fit becasue I threw a broken microwave oven out. I call her a stupid cunt because I've had a gutful. Sister in-law calls... Ma tells her I'm an asshole...

Cunt then calls police and tells them I'm beating my mother to death.

Now some perspective - this was not concern for my mother's welfare. This was an opportunity. Get me arrested and removed from home. I'm not there, Ma has no carer. If she has no carer, they can throw her in an institution. Then somebody needs to control the assets...

This was an attempted robbery.

Does anyone care? Haw haw. Above is irrelevant. I am a domestic violence statistic. I am a person police use to bloat their "we're doing our best" statistics whilst doing fuck all to actually help anyone.

I was thrown out of my home incommunicado. Just clothes I had on and no wallet. Stranded. Police lock up. Photos, fingerprints, cavity search. All on the basis of an evidence free phone call. Stuck in a cheap motel.

China, yeah it happens. Western liberal democracy? ::cough::

This is your world. Thanks feminism. Mull on this - I didn't think it would happen to me either.

The story only gets better...

I had to front a court unwashed and stenchy. I had two options to contest the accusations - violence, threats, stalking (how you stalk someone in your own home is classic), abuse etc. - and remain stuck away from your home for months until case is heard. Or plead guilty on all charges and be allowed to return home... What a choice. Guilty your honour.

It still gets better...

Fat pig sister-in-law is now trying to groom my nephew that I "molested" him. I want to thank him for resisting her mind control. I also have cops on my doorstep randomly, lights on so the neighbors will know.

A week ago I went up the pub to play some poker, a 3 hour window of time I can escape reality each week. Saw a cop car pull up. Ignore it, walk in and buy a beer, assuming this is not a police state. Cop walks in and bee lines to me. "What's that?". A beer. "You know that violates your court order?". No, it's a beer. Cop pulls up my entire record on his phone without searching. How does this shit happen?

Because you let it. I am living in hell. Because of a phone call.

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by free thoughtpolice » Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:15 pm

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This the male. Not only does it have a missing toe, the tip of its lower beak is broken.
His mate is larger healthier and has no noticeable injuries.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by fuzzy » Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:23 pm

I think Amber Heard threw a vodka bottle at it.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Lsuoma » Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:20 am

free thoughtpolice wrote: Eagle is missing a talon from its left foot. The long central toe is a stump.
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Does it belong to Heather Mills?

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:40 am

Canada extends Covid border restrictions until at least October, continuing to ban unvaccinated foreigners seeking abortions

https://westphaliantimes.com/canada-ext ... oreigners/

...

"Delete your Period Tracker App-- Right Now! Big Tech and Big Government might dox your abortion! Or Red Flag your vagina!"

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/delete-p ... ccbe6b1a06

...

Tucker Carlson accused of 'Stochastic Terrorism'. With a decent dive into the history of the term

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/0 ... hew-vadum/

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:27 pm

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:20 pm

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Largely overshadowed-by Supreme Court news, last Thursday...

Rep. Jim Jordan asked Birx-- under oath, before Congress-- if the government was lying or guessing when it told the public that people who received the vaccination couldn’t get COVID.

Dr. Birx testified that The Vax can not outperform natural immunity, since it is based-on natural immunity.

According to the link below, The ability to measure the effectiveness of the drugs is confounded by:
"One study in preprint finds that the spike protein, the part of the virus the tests detect, can remain in a recovered patient’s body for up to 12 months post-infection. How this could affect post-recovery testing in asymptomatic patients is unknown."
Jordan continued, “When the government told us that the vaccinated couldn’t transmit it, was that a lie or is it a guess? Or is it the same answer?” Remember when the anchors on CNN and members of the administration told you to “trust the science”? Do you recall all the accomplished clinicians and researchers who have been silenced and unpersoned over their COVID-19 comments? If so, Birx’s response may infuriate you. “I think it was hoped that the vaccine would work in that way,” she said.
"Birx was candid, saying that the United States should withhold funding from the WHO until needed reforms occur."


https://12ft.io/proxy?ref=&q=https://pj ... s-n1608251

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:43 pm

ThreeFlangedJavis wrote: wonder if the timing has something to do with
or the abortion ruling, or... Biden's record-low poll #'s... or economy #'s... primary elections?

It certainly has a "what the fuck was that shit?!???" feel to it.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by ThreeFlangedJavis » Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:30 pm

Service Dog wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:36 am

Have I correctly summarized this Emergency Surprise Session of the Bombshell Hearing, which Free_Thoughtpolice found so compelling?

By all means-- tell me if I left anything out.
You oversold the testimony. What we heard was the witness meticulously and precisely recounting words "to the effect of" that she'd overheard. That was when she wasn't recalling words "to the effect of" relayed to her by third parties. Some of those third parties disagree, but I guess we won't be hearing from them. The whole thing is a meaningless farce that holds no moral weight. It's a public trial with the defence barred from the court. So Trump can be a bit of a scumbag, we already knew that. This is obviously not about finding the truth about Jan 6th, it's about publicly assassinating the character of a political opponent, hardly a legitimate use of the power of the state. Surprise session indeed, wonder if the timing has something to do with Biden's border death toll jump.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:05 pm

AMBER HEARD's LESBO GIRLFRIEND Eve Barlow, a doxxer & nut, who was banned from the Depp courtroom for providing False Evidence to the Judge...

and for sitting in the courtroom front-row live-tweeting messages passed-on-notes from Team Amber (against court rules)...

:dance: has weighed-in on JANUARY 6 STAR WITNESS Cassidy Hutchinson. :dance:

Singing a tune familiar to Slymepitters,

Eve says "MAGA freaks" don't #believe AMBER or CASSIDY-- because they... "hate women".

https://media.patriots.win/post/eO8N2enNuTUA.png


This video tells the tale of Eve Barlow getting-caught deceiving the Depp judge.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by fafnir » Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:30 pm

Did you guys know they'd run the Greta angle 20 years earlier:
https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/twen ... -1.4022656

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Steersman » Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:19 am

MarcusAu wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:36 pm
Steersman wrote: But I see that Boorman also directed Excalibur which I remember thinking was a "trippy examination" of that story.
I always found the Arthurian or Celtic myths to be more dreamlike (or if you like 'trippy') in tone than the more straight-laced Roman or Greek stories.

In other words - at least some credit might be due to the original writers than just the ones that worked on the movie.
I'd probably agree with "more dreamlike" but "more straight-laced" seems a stretch. Particularly given the quite human peccadillos exhibited by many Greek gods and goddesses. "Against boredom the gods themselves struggle in vain."

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:51 am

free thoughtpolice wrote: Eagle is missing a talon from its left foot. The long central toe is a stump.

https://media.patriots.win/post/ovgK6mMNu1Aa.png




https://media.patriots.win/post/yq8pmWFGHHpu.jpeg

Serious, somber, professional, impartial Witness Hugs.



The Supreme Court have "de-legitimized themselves".


https://media.patriots.win/post/woJIPiJUrSNM.jpeg


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Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by free thoughtpolice » Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:43 am

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Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by John D » Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:45 am

SPOTTING A LIAR:

This is a tricky skill to learn. It involves several tests.

1) A liar will tell a story with as little detail as possible. This avoids the chance of making a mistake. Why do I think Anti Hill is a liar?... It is partly because she provides no context to her story. She simple states sheepishly that Thomas said something about "Long Dong Silver". Well, if I heard anyone at work use the words "Long Dong Silver" I would remember the whole conversation. I would be able to recall all the circumstances. All the nuance and the location and the emotions of everyone in the room. Liars simplify the story. Hill did nothing to elaborate her story. Even if Thomas did say something about "Long Dong Silver" I am sure it would have been less offensive if Hill gave context. It is clear that she was not willing to say he compared himself to "Long Dong Silver". If this were the case she would have said so right away... this would have been the most important part of the story. But, she does not do this. She simply puts the words out there and allows other to fill in the worst possible situation. It is a lie of omission really... which is still a lie. A lie is when you intentionally deceive, it is not simply that act of saying false words.

2) Liars will also tell a story differently every time they tell it. They continue to search for a way to tell their lie that will make it more and more convincing. Anita Hill told different stories over days. She changed details and she added details. Her goal was to be believed... and her goal was not about telling the truth. If you want to test if someone is a liar you can simply talk about an event they described... and make claims about the story. You can even tell them something they did not say and test how they clarify. Normally they will make a mistake on the second and third telling. They will strangely add new and critical details or they will change prior assertions.

3) Liars will not answer questions. They will divert in order to maintain their story and avoid making mistakes. Their answer to questions will be simple and will lack the richness you would expect for someone telling a true story.

I don't really mind that most people are liars. What I do mind is that I am sometimes deceived. Shame on me really. Getting through life with others is a negotiation. I have all the power to control my actions.

Further... lying is different than trustworthiness. My wife almost never lies to me. But she is very very unreliable. So, I find that she is not trustworthy. She will tell me that she will take care of a task and then not do it... and finally get mad at me and tell me I need to do it. This is not a lie in a traditional sense. She is self-deceiving. She is making a promise that she cannot and will not keep. It is a kind of lie I suppose. I keep myself from being angry with her by assuming most of what she says will not happen. Of course, this does not promote my affection for her...but... well... I already told her she can leave any time she wants.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:07 am

free thoughtpolice wrote: Real conservatives are like The Lincoln Project types that you call slime.
Why do you hate real conservatives?


free thoughtpolice wrote: Real conservatives don't like Trump and are called Never Trumpers if they speak their mind about Trump
Lsuoma wrote: I bet Trump believes that she is giving this testimony because she was disappointed he didn't want to pork her... BTW, I'd do her.


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Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Lsuoma » Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:59 am

free thoughtpolice wrote:
Do not watch this while on LSD. It may expand your consciousness.
I bet Trump believes that she is giving this testimony because she was disappointed he didn't want to pork here. Woman scorned, and all that. BTW, I'd do her. But not those BET moose.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by MarcusAu » Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:37 am

Brive1987 wrote: A worthy channel.

Rather a high percentage of fascist content.

People seem to prefer the classic to the modern.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:36 am




...

https://archive.ph/wwo9Z


AOC: "...the President himself was willing to choke his own Secret Service."

Colbert: "You know, the detail about that I like was that he goes to grab the wheel and-- this is how long it's been since he's driven himself anywhere-- he thinks you can drive from the back seat."

AOC: "Yeah"

Colbert: "He forgot about the pedals!"

AOC: "Yes"

Colbert: "And all that."

AOC: "Yes yes yes"




Cassidy Hutchinson's exact testimony:

"The president said something to the effect of "I'm the f'ing president, take me up to the Capitol now", to which Bobby responded, "Sir, we have to go back to the West Wing." The president reached up towards the front of the vehicle to grab at the steering wheel. Mr. Engel grabbed his arm, said, "Sir, you need to take your hand off the steering wheel. We're going back to the West Wing. We're not going to the Capitol." Mr. Trump then used his free hand to lunge towards Bobby Engel. And Mr. — when Mr. Ornato had recounted this story to me, he had motioned towards his clavicles."



:auto-layrubber: Donald Trump simultaneously seized control of the steering wheel with one hand, while choking a Secret Service Agent with his other hand. :auto-dirtbike:



YouTube puts a fact-checking box on this search, to confirm this 100% happened:


During a break in the hearing, CNN’s Jake Tapper called the testimony “devastating” and “a portrait of a president who was completely and utterly out of control and without question knew of the danger of his supporters.”

“This was obscene,” Tapper added.

CNN’s Jaime Gangel called the revelations “worse than we ever imagined.”

“He tried to strangle his secret service agent!” Jeffrey Toobin said moments later. “If someone had told you that 15 minutes before this hearing started, you would have said, you watch too many movies. I mean, the scene is so much worse and so much crazier than any of us thought, and the number of criminal offenses that Donald Trump may have committed over the course of January 6th just got a lot longer, including assault on a secret service agent.”

Chris Wallace was equally shocked by the alleged attack on Engel, saying the image of Trump lunging at his own Secret Service agent will be the biggest takeaway from the bombshell hearing, "What people are going to take away from this is that image inside The Beast which is what they call the presidential limousine, inside the beast when trump gets in, after the rally, and thinks he’s going to capitol hill to be with the marchers and his Secret Service — it’s not just any secret service person. It’s the head of the presidential detail, Bobby Engel, says, no, we’re going to the white house. The president of the united States, I assume he’s sitting in the backseat, reaches forward, tries to grab the steering wheel, and when the secret service head takes his hand away, he reaches with his other hand for the guy’s throat."

“That’s an image you’re never going to forget,” the former Fox News host said.

Cordero concluded by describing Trump’s behavior as “the acts of a tyrant.”

CNN Analysts Horrified By ‘Tyrant’ Trump: ‘He Tried to Strangle His Secret Service Agent!’
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnn-anchors ... ce-detail/

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7097

by Brive1987 » Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:38 am

Impressive detail. Impressive channel.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7096

by Service Dog » Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:36 am

fivethirtyeight's primary coverage:



Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair
@harrisonjaime
It isn’t up to you, this illegitimate court, or a bunch of state elected officials to decide what happens to a woman’s body… that choice belongs to a woman and no one else! Period!!!

Supreme Court ‘illegitimate’, ‘out of control’, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Ed Markey say in Boston
https://www.bostonherald.com/2022/06/28 ... in-boston/

BREAKING: Congresswoman
@AOC
has arrived in front of the Supreme Court and is chanting that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade is “illegitimate” and calls for people to get “into the streets” |

None of these claims of illegitimacy were affixed with a Big Tech fact-check, nor a warning-label that the content was "Harmful and misleading", nor was the content censored by the platforms.

Since December 10, 2020, YouTube has banned any videos asserting, or offering proof, that ballot counting errors or voter fraud changed the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. A month later, thousands of Trump supporters converged at the Capitol to protest.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7095

by Brive1987 » Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:36 am

A worthy channel.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7094

by MarcusAu » Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:36 pm

Steersman wrote: But I see that Boorman also directed Excalibur which I remember thinking was a "trippy examination" of that story.
I always found the Arthurian or Celtic myths to be more dreamlike (or if you like 'trippy') in tone than the more straight-laced Roman or Greek stories.

In other words - at least some credit might be due to the original writers than just the ones that worked on the movie. .

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7093

by Steersman » Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:00 pm

Service Dog wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:49 pm
Steersman wrote: PZ Myers ... is now apparently fully onboard with my argument... that menopausees no longer qualify as females
Congratulations!

A noteworthy development in the Saga of Steersman, to be sure. Perhaps as-poignant-as (& counterpoint-to) the day your beloved Wikipedia shunned you.
The course of true love never did run smooth ...

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/the_cour ... run_smooth
Round & round we go.

youtu.be/66gmYLtJJuc
"discontented pendulums" in Emerson's view ...

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7092

by Service Dog » Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:11 pm

Tonight's viewing: "Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in his own words"

My day began with images of Ol' Clarence in his 40' silver converted-greyhound RV... 20 years of vacations, on the road.

His life story is similar to Forest Gump!

https://odysee.com/@QuantumRhino:9/Crea ... s-(2020):2

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7091

by fuzzy » Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:39 pm

John, I forgot to say that if you are going to watch Mr Dutton while tripping, please adjust your speed setting to 0.5

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7090

by fuzzy » Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:22 pm

John D, one of the people I have found on the internet has given me much comfort, having created a synthesis of the track of human civilization that makes far more sense to me than any others I have encountered. He is, of course, controversial, and in fact he has co-authored some works with another intellectual who was briefly cited in the manifesto of the recent Chicago shooter.

Anyway, I would feel remiss if I didn't at least try to introduce you to him after he made this particular video that I think relates to the situation between you and your daughter and the culture at Large.
(he generally leads with a skit and frequently discusses autism)

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7089

by fuzzy » Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:55 pm

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7088

by Service Dog » Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:49 pm

Steersman wrote: PZ Myers ... is now apparently fully onboard with my argument... that menopausees no longer qualify as females
Congratulations!

A noteworthy development in the Saga of Steersman, to be sure. Perhaps as-poignant-as (& counterpoint-to) the day your beloved Wikipedia shunned you.

Round & round we go.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7087

by Service Dog » Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:37 pm

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7086

by Service Dog » Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:30 pm

I did introduce GF to Eagle Cams this year. We mostly watched the noisy, entitled, huge 'Spirit'-- from hatching to fledging-- in Big Bear.
And the NEFL sibling pair.

The most jaw-dropping moment this year-- mighta been the Plateville CO eagles... who fed-on a baby raccoon. And then the next night-- a raccoon scaled the tree & took a 6 week old eaglet in the nest. Was the raccoon looking for her cub? Or taking pro-active measures against losing more cubs? Can a raccoon be motivated by spite, wrath, or revenge? I know animals are capable of feeling "pique", but how-far does it go?

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7085

by Service Dog » Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:18 pm

I walked over the East River today, looked down at the ugly raw dirt below-- where Mayor DeBlasio/ his last days in office/ ordered the entire East River Park to be leveled/ and not re-opened for 10 years... In a Billion Dollar insider-deal 'renovation' scam.

It fuckin' sucks for the people of Chinatown. And he did it back-when he was still imposing strict Covid Apartheid.

That park was the only decent-sized place nearby-- to walk or jog with fresh air off the river, grass & trees.

THIS:


Is now THIS:



These guys... nested & perched... high in the Bridge, above the park, and hunted below. And I haven't seen a single one this year.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7084

by free thoughtpolice » Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:59 pm

I went birdwatching this afternoon at my local eagles nest.
DSCN1878 (2).JPG
(922.22 KiB) Downloaded 196 times
Can you see the youngster?

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7083

by Service Dog » Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:48 pm

.

California Attorney General mass-doxxes states' gun-owners, posting entire database on the internet, like a hacker would:
https://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/ ... arency-and

.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7082

by Service Dog » Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:39 pm

free thoughtpolice wrote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RLTb-ILZ5k
Do not watch this while on LSD. It may expand your consciousness.
Service Dog wrote:
Ok-- so what's the surprise accusation?

This witness claims that Trump was informed that his supporters were being-delayed-- from entering to hear Trump speak-- by having to go-through the security "mags" [magnetic metal detectors.].

And so Trump said:

"They’re not here to hurt me. Take the f-in' mags away. Let my people in."


:crying-blue: #O.M.G. :crying-blue:


I am literally can't even right now


And then, according to this witness, the VERY NEXT WORDS Trump said... were a bald open admission of his dastardly secret-plan to insurrection the Capitol:

“They’re not here to hurt me. Take the f-in' mags away. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol from here."

Gosh.

That's jussie-about the most shocking accusation I've ever amber heard.


To be clear: Lynn Cheney also gave a presentation about the types of weapons which had been confiscated at the metal detectors:

"Military Grade Backpacks" "Knives" "Helmets" "Brass Knuckles"

Furthermore, Cheney made a big show of asking the witness to repeat a claim... and playing a police radio transmission... conveying that Some Unknown Person had called 911 to report an "AK-47" and "Glock pistols" in the possession of a person wearing an American Flag mask and Cowboy Boots who was "in a tree".

Then the witness pantomimed the reaction of her boss, Mark Meadows, when told about the Military Grade Backpacks and the Phantom AK-47 Tree Man. According to the witness, Meadows didn't look up from his phone/ kept methodically making Tinder-Swiping motions on the screen/ and then acted confused, as-if he hadn't heard/ or didn't give a crap about/ what he had just been told.


Also-- the witness said that-- a month earlier, she saw ketchup dripping from a wall & was told that Trump had thrown his lunch in anger, after reading a newspaper article he didn't like. [Wait. Whut? Trump... can... READ?!!?!]

Have I correctly summarized this Emergency Surprise Session of the Bombshell Hearing, which Free_Thoughtpolice found so compelling?

By all means-- tell me if I left anything out.
For transparency and honesty, I wanna add to the list of confiscated weapons above, "bear spray" and "spears".

f_tp's Washington Post link was switched to 'private' soon-after the hearing ended, for some reason.

So here's a link to the show-stopper soundbite. You gotta scroll-past the Orange-black-and-blue graphic NBC News put-above the video clip. And you should skip the non-sequitur header above the video. (It's FAKE NEWS: the witness testimony in the clip is not from AFTER the "ongoing riot" "breached the Capitol". The exchange occurred before Trump's speech.

And, if you believe the Jan 6 Committee, Trump's speech was sparsely attended... I guess he wasn't very popular with his supporters.

https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1541853357236797443


New York magazine summarized another "explosive" part of today's testimony. Ms. Hutchinson recited a story she said somebody told her:

Trump tried to wrestle the steering wheel from Secret Service agents who refused to take him to the Capitol.

Previous witnesses had told the January 6 committee that Trump had been saying he wanted to march to the Capitol with his supporters in the weeks leading up to the rally.

Hutchinson revealed that after Trump instructed the crowd to head to the Capitol, Trump exited the rally stage and got into the presidential limo, known as “The Beast,” thinking he was being taken to join them.

Another top Trump aide told Hutchinson that when Trump was told it was not safe he “had a very strong and angry response to that.” Trump reportedly said words to the effect of, “I’m the F-ing president take me up the Capitol now.”

Then, Hutchinson said, Trump reached up to the front of the vehicle to try to grab the steering wheel.

Robert Engel, Trump’s security detail, grabbed the president’s arm and said, “Sir, you need to take your hand off the steering wheel. We’re going back to the West Wing. We’re not going to the Capitol.”

With his free hand, Trump “lunged” at Engel. The person who relayed the scene to Hutchinson motioned toward his clavicles, suggesting Trump went for Engel’s throat."

Oh, the humanity! Joe Biden would never challenge the orders of his handlers, like that!!


Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7081

by Steersman » Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:53 am

In other news, it seems that the infamous PZ Myers recently had something in the way of a quite welcome Road-to-Damascus conversion to the biological definitions for the sexes, and is now apparently fully onboard with my argument, based on those definitions, that menopausees no longer qualify as females:


What? Because I didn't even see your question?

"female" is not applicable -- it refers to individuals that produce ova. By the technical definition, many cis women are not female.

It's a problematic term to identify someone by their mode of reproduction.
Not quite sure what he's getting at with the last sentence, but it seems to dovetail with my argument that too many are trying to make the sexes into "immutable identities" instead of accepting the terms as labels for transitory biological capabilities.

Tweet found over at Ophelia Benson's Slough of Despond, although the comments provide some illuminating and/or amusing cases of incoherent and self-serving "logic":

https://www.butterfliesandwheels.org/20 ... t-pattern/

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7080

by Service Dog » Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:36 am

free thoughtpolice wrote:

Do not watch this while on LSD. It may expand your consciousness.
Ok-- so what's the surprise accusation?

This witness claims that Trump was informed that his supporters were being-delayed-- from entering to hear Trump speak-- by having to go-through the security "mags" [magnetic metal detectors.].

And so Trump said:

"They’re not here to hurt me. Take the f-in' mags away. Let my people in."


:crying-blue: #O.M.G. :crying-blue:


I am literally can't even right now


And then, according to this witness, the VERY NEXT WORDS Trump said... were a bald open admission of his dastardly secret-plan to insurrection the Capitol:

“They’re not here to hurt me. Take the f-in' mags away. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol from here."

Gosh.

That's jussie-about the most shocking accusation I've ever amber heard.


To be clear: Lynn Cheney also gave a presentation about the types of weapons which had been confiscated at the metal detectors:

"Military Grade Backpacks" "Knives" "Helmets" "Brass Knuckles"

Furthermore, Cheney made a big show of asking the witness to repeat a claim... and playing a police radio transmission... conveying that Some Unknown Person had called 911 to report an "AK-47" and "Glock pistols" in the possession of a person wearing an American Flag mask and Cowboy Boots who was "in a tree".

Then the witness pantomimed the reaction of her boss, Mark Meadows, when told about the Military Grade Backpacks and the Phantom AK-47 Tree Man. According to the witness, Meadows didn't look up from his phone/ kept methodically making Tinder-Swiping motions on the screen/ and then acted confused, as-if he hadn't heard/ or didn't give a crap about/ what he had just been told.


Also-- the witness said that-- a month earlier, she saw ketchup dripping from a wall & was told that Trump had thrown his lunch in anger, after reading a newspaper article he didn't like. [Wait. Whut? Trump... can... READ?!!?!]

Have I correctly summarized this Emergency Surprise Session of the Bombshell Hearing, which Free_Thoughtpolice found so compelling?

By all means-- tell me if I left anything out.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7079

by John D » Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:30 am

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7078

by Steersman » Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:25 am

Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
Steersman wrote:
Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Michael Shermer wrote a stupid article on gun violence. Dick Carrier solving Quantum Mechanics via philosophy level stupid:

https://quillette.com/2022/06/15/the-ca ... -its-guns/

I wrote a rebuttal:

https://trueliberalnexus.com/2022/06/19 ... -his-head/
Your own work, your new blog?
Old political blog, new post. I also had Atheism Neat on the now-defunct Skepti-schism site.
:handgestures-thumbupright: :)

Curious though why you don't hang out your shingle on, say, Medium or, with the new kid on the block, Substack. Maybe make a few bucks, develop a community of "nihilistic misanthropes" … ;) Gawd knows there's enough justification for that view.
Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
Obligatory JPG from Zardoz which I seem to recollect figured in an earlier profile picture ... ;)
Zardoz is weird as shit, but a great movie. Boorman is the man.
Indeed on both accounts. Interesting and plausible review, though I don't remember many details:
The LA Times concluded that Boorman achieved his vision to a degree, and that "for fans of wild science fiction, the film is a trippy examination of what happens when intellect overpowers humanity and humans taste immortality".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zardoz

A durable and common theme.

But I see that Boorman also directed Excalibur which I remember thinking was a "trippy examination" of that story.
Matt Cavanaugh wrote: ... and an enervated, degenerate, conformist elite, of which Shermer, et al. are members.
Ever the problems with elites, though not entirely sure that Shermer qualifies as a card-carrying member. But as Kennedy once put it:
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/89101- ... revolution

Time for America's Second Republic ... ;)

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

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7077

by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:16 am

If The Dating Game was held in Hell.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7076

by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:13 am

John D wrote: I would never watch Liz Cheney on acid
It'd be a hoot to see Liz Cheney on acid. She's normally so tightly-wound.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#7075

by John D » Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:58 am

My daughter was at the pride parade in Denver on Sunday. I will have to get the "blow-by-blow" report from her. haha.

Thanks for the warning ft... but I would never watch Liz Cheney on acid... talk about a bad trip.... whooooooweeee.

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