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by Ego
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train
Replies: 69
Views: 2981

Re: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train

but this weird moralizing and frothing at the mouth over other humans who simply lack exposure.. very counter productive. if brute saw many weak humans, would condemning them morally for their weakness really be the best way to get them to lift weights? I'm glad we agree that there is a weakness. T...
by Ego
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train
Replies: 69
Views: 2981

Re: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train

Nonetheless, people who want to argue that racism is natural have tried to buttress their position with evidence that racism is in some sense biological. For example: studies have found that when whites see black faces there is increased activity in the amygdala, a brain structure associated with e...
by Ego
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train
Replies: 69
Views: 2981

Re: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train

Xenophobia vs Xenophilia: Those who fear or distrust people different from themselves versus those who express affection for people who are different. Xenophobes exclude themselves from differences while xenophiliacs move toward them. I agree. Though, this seems to be a subsection to the larger rea...
by Ego
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: How to Learn Spanish Quickly?
Replies: 16
Views: 723

Re: How to Learn Spanish Quickly?

If you cross in November you must go out on a panga to see the gray whale calving area from Guerrero Negro. The mothers actually push their babies up to the surface to be petted. Unbelievable experience. You can camp at Malarrimo and catch a boat from there. The owners of the camp are excellent peop...
by Ego
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: How to Learn Spanish Quickly?
Replies: 16
Views: 723

Re: How to Learn Spanish Quickly?

I have a friend who did an immersion program in Guanajuato and came back bilingual. He attended a few classes a day and lived with a family where they only spoke Spanish. While it wasn't extremely expensive, it wasn't cheap. You could recreate your own free version of this using duolingo and pepperi...
by Ego
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train
Replies: 69
Views: 2981

Re: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train

I am quite familiar with the Popper Paradox. It sounds good. I have quoted it myself on occasion, but what does it really mean in application? And after you have performed that task, please make it more clear what you wish to see happen when intolerance is not tolerated. Yeah, it is hard when it is...
by Ego
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train
Replies: 69
Views: 2981

Re: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train

IOW, it is not any characteristics associated or correlated with rural residence that is causative of the red/blue split. It is the differences caused by the fact of rural vs. urban residence that causes the split. I disagree. There is one glaring characteristic that we see playing out right here i...
by Ego
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 7444

Re: White supremacy run amok

@ffj So you support the terrorists. Yes or no. If not, why are you hiding behind this crap of "we just don't know" when the guy who was there with the alt-right, was driving and owned the car, was caught red-handed on the scene, and has been charged with second degree murder? Do you think that was ...
by Ego
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2167
Views: 156424

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

I can't believe anyone is still talking about this. Funny, I look at it the other way around. If someone, regardless of party affiliation, is NOT bothered by the fact that the Russian government likely influenced the results of the election then there is something wrong with that person. If someone...
by Ego
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Quality resources on Van Living? (Books are most useful to me)
Replies: 29
Views: 5055

Re: Quality resources on Van Living? (Books are most useful to me)

Van life article in The New Yorker. Actually more like a #vanlife article, but interesting nontheless.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/ ... a-movement
by Ego
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2167
Views: 156424

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

We don't have the evidence itself, but that fact says a lot. The way people react to news regarding Trump truly is a Rorschach test. Rorschach indeed. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-obtained-fisa-warrant-to-monitor-former-trump-adviser-carter-page/2017/04/11/620192ea-1e0...
by Ego
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: .
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Fujitsu scansnap and getting rid of printer

The free version of Nitro Reader allows you to sign a document with a picture of your actual signature then re-save it as a pdf and send. The recipient cannot tell the difference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWeN-hPaUXs
by Ego
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2167
Views: 156424

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

Oh man, that made me laugh out loud. Probably probable. I was still asleep. Yes, a judge looked at the evidence and decided that a reasonable person would conclude that the president's foreign policy advisor was working as a foreign agent. We don't have the evidence itself, but that fact says a lot.
by Ego
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2167
Views: 156424

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

A court ordered FISA warrant was issued. That requires probably cause. In this case, probably cause that Page was "acting as an agent of a foreign power".

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/politics/ ... index.html
by Ego
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread
Replies: 194
Views: 39780

Re: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread

a rolling catastrophe of a vehicle hey now. it runs. except when it doesn't. Since writing that I read your conversion posts, especially the 8-track post, and felt bad about my rolling catastrophe comment. And Tools, that was particularly good. We are not things, Watts was fond of saying, we are ha...
by Ego
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread
Replies: 194
Views: 39780

Re: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread

@Luxagraf, that is a great adventure and is most certainly daring! An absolutely beautiful family and a rolling catastrophe of a vehicle, what more could you ask for from life? I have bookmarked you next to C40's blog.
by Ego
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: sugar daddies/sugar mammas
Replies: 41
Views: 4193

Re: sugar daddies/sugar mammas

Zero experience, but my favorite writer did a story in GQ on it that is hilarious. http://www.gq.com/story/sugar-daddies-explained If you ask her if this is prostitution—I never once did with the women I interviewed; every time, they brought it up—she'll say the question is moot. “I'm kind of pragma...
by Ego
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cheap, semi-reliable internet access
Replies: 32
Views: 3015

Re: Cheap, semi-reliable internet access

1USD= 64.47INR

So, Amazon Prime in India costs 99INR = $1.56? The cell phone plan costs $4.79 for 84 days of service or $20.81 annually? Wow
by Ego
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The Role of “Free Luxury”
Replies: 22
Views: 1725

Re: The Role of “Free Luxury”

Just me making fun of Friday night George the original one.
by Ego
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The Role of “Free Luxury”
Replies: 22
Views: 1725

Re: The Role of “Free Luxury”

+1 to 7Wannabe5, because wine!? Seriously though, it is possible to become accustomed to things you would rather not.
by Ego
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Obtaining a Second Passport
Replies: 78
Views: 9309

Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Anyone worried about "what could possibly go wrong" with these dual citizenship arrangements? Examples: * Ending up in a situation that requires diplomatic intervention and having each country trying to wash its hands saying it's the responsibility of the other country? (hostage situation, sea wrec...
by Ego
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2167
Views: 156424

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

Bikeshedding. Or, if you prefer, rearranging deck chairs on the presidency.
by Ego
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Not applying analysis in one domain to your actions in another
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Not applying analysis in one domain to your actions in another

Would any of you like to discuss 1) in a self-critical way, do you see yourself doing this in any area? Are you passionate about thinking clearly and analytically about one thing but then think impulsively, or incoherently, or generically, in another area which could benefit from the same kind of a...
by Ego
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Obtaining a Second Passport
Replies: 78
Views: 9309

Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

@Chenda.... congratulations! Any details on the process you'd like to share?

@halfmoon, agreed. Good point. Familysearch is password protected and the info on living people and their relationships is not accessible to others.
by Ego
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Obtaining a Second Passport
Replies: 78
Views: 9309

Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Chad, the funniest part is that my grandmother's people where all extremely modest (in every sense) coal miners. Modest. Hard to believe, I know. ;) Most of the lines dried up four generations back but this one just kept going and going and going. The non-Mormon people I know who are obsessed with i...