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BRUTE
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ffj wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:25 am
Shapiro
reeeee

j/k. brute is fascinated by how the whole political landscape seems to be shifting these last 5 years. brute thinks he's still pretty much in the same position, but that position used to be considered liberal-libertarian, and now it is considered conservative-libertarian.

Shapiro, who considers himself very conservative:
- wants to legalize pot
- is for gay marriage
- is even relatively reasonable on abortion, saying 20 weeks isn't "really pro-choice" (btw, brute tried to find the exact date/week for abortion cut-offs in the Democratic Platform, but couldn't. their link to "Women's Rights" gave a 404, which brute found hilarious)
- is ok with trans people, just doesn't want to give up the concept of biological sexes

how the fuck is that conservative?

maybe the new generation of conservatives is over those dinosaur ideas like "god hates fags" and "marijuana is the devil's work", and brute will end up being a conservative. *shudders*

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ffj wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:25 am
Shapiro really fleshes out his positions with simple logic.
I can see why shrieking emotionals hate him.

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Reminder: To avoid thread-runaways, try to keep the "watchable links per post" ratio near 1.0. Move possible discussion of links elsewhere.

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Kind of liked this example of 10 income streams of one person. Fairly well diversified and robust but not entirely as 8 out of 10 seem to be very dependent on her personal brand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW8ckquSCgI

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http://www.spacex.com/webcast

First test flight launch of Falcon Heavy is today at 1:30 ET in case anyone is interested.

Starman live cam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBr2kKAHN6M

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why is there a car in space?

brute doesn't care much for space, but that was a pretty cool launch. it's interesting how decades ago, space was a government thing, and now the leaders are private industry. did the government get worse? or private industry better? or did the dynamics just change?

it's also somewhat amusing that it is apparently easier for humans to send a rocket into space than to build a quality, affordable compact sized car, or construct public transportation in a major metropolitan area. the cold, empty vastness of space has nothing on NIMBY and supply-chain optimization!

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Good question. Standard procedure for a test flight is to send a simple block of steel so as not to waste a very expensive satellite in case things go wrong.

The car substitutes for the steel block. Musk can probably write the car off as a business expense :-P I read somewhere that it was his own car, but I haven't seen verification.

No, it's standard procedure. Research that's too expensive/high risk for private industry gets done first by government/via government grants---otherwise it might not get done at all. It's rather unusual for private industry to do fundamental research (Bell Labs comes to mind as an exception). Then later private industry can capitalize on it. There's no reason the government should still subsidize launches for private cell phone companies when orbital launch technology is more than half a century old. TL;DR when it comes to R&D, gov tends to do the R and industry tends to do the D.

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BRUTE wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:01 pm
it's interesting how decades ago, space was a government thing, and now the leaders are private industry. did the government get worse? or private industry better? or did the dynamics just change?
Musk is standing on the shoulders of giants. He's drawing from 70 years of government funded rocket science R&D.

Kennedy sold the Apollo program to Congress as a jobs program, so different components were built in all 50 states. It wouldn't have been funded otherwise, but it made space way more expensive than it needs to be now.

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Rough Science, a TV series that ran from 2000-2005 that shows how to roughly make use of a variety of basic science principles and manages to entertain without hype. Cast of 4-5 people are "stranded" somewhere in the world and given several tasks complete each week.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUoDWAt ... nR9ETWS8rY

Wikipedia supplies a guide to the episodes and cast: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rough_Science

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Hi Everyone,

I can recommend two movies Chica and I loved:

Captain fantastic - https://g.co/kgs/fbPi34

Hunt for the Wilderpeople - https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hunt_f ... derpeople/

Both of them pretty uplifting. Hope you enjoy them!

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Money, happiness and eternal life - Greed (director's cut) | DW Documentary

"People like to have a lot of stuff because it makes them the feeling of living forever," says American social psychologist Sheldon Solomon, who believes today's materialism and consumerism will have disastrous consequences.

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Without Bound - Perspectives on Mobile Living (Documentary)
"Without Bound, a documentary featuring perspectives on mobile living from a group of fascinating folks who live fulfilling, sustainable, off-grid lives in vans, travel trailers and motorhomes..." Michael Tubbs

It is about RV-/Vanliving, mobile home living, frugality, living with appr. 1 Jacob a year, idealistic and realistic people.

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A related, casual discussion on CheapRVLiving's site with Randy Vining ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjTGF4jPdCY

I like how Vining talks about 'generating' meaning instead of finding it. Gives a person more control over the process.

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Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but I recently found an interesting YouTube channel called "Wendover Productions". The videos touch on topics such as geography, economics, travel, and so forth.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9RM-i ... Jb8X5yp3EQ

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Never Die Easy

Dag Aabye is a septuagenarian Ultra Marathon champion who lives completely off the grid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcJoW9L ... yw&index=2

An article with more information on his past and lifestyle.

https://infotel.ca/newsitem/the-free-li ... ye/it41372
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Is being humble a virtue? This guy has some interesting things to say.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUd32snoBIc

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Unconventional investment style that focuses on preservation of capital, etc. I got some Harry Browne-ish vibes, but clearly different. Some interesting intersections with ERE ideas of wealth/capital and "enduring over the long term"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4_U6bS-cU4

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@bsog--That was very good. The channel also had some other interesting videos.

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black_son_of_gray wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:24 am
Some interesting intersections with ERE ideas of wealth/capital and "enduring over the long term"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4_U6bS-cU4
Thank you black_son_of_gray! It is very inspiring and definately some very rare investment style. Worth watching!

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