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  1. Seems like another situation blown out of proportion by social media. The lady did not know the man and had no obligation to let him into the building. It never would have occurred to me to whip out my cell phone record the interaction and put it online. I would have simply let the woman close the door and entered with my own key fob. Simple. People who live in these types of buildings know this. Besides, "Luxury" apartment buildings have doormen to handle these situations.
  2. This information is not exactly revelatory Del. What is interesting is Twitter releasing the data. I dont believe for one second that this is all of it or that Twitter even knows the full scope of the problem. They should also help the publuc understand just how there platform is gamed by monied interests and it is not just Russians manipulating us. Our president regularly uses Twitter to play the media.
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    Genius and Inspiration

    @Delano Would you correct the typos. What you wrote is unclear to me. Thanks.
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    Genius and Inspiration

    The notion that all we know, all that we can know, and even all that is knowable is locked into the gray matter between our ears seems unlikely. The majority of the "stuff" that is in outer space scientists have no clue what it is made up of. I suspect the same is true of consciousness. But I don't know perhaps it is just wishful thinking.
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    Visiting Africa

    Well the African Nations are an artificial constructs created by Europeans a little over a century ago, with zero consideration for the cultures present, when they carved up the continent up for themselves. The national boundaries are their invention, so they can talk about amongst themselves anyway they choose and they do. They put Egypt (Kemet) outside of Africa (Alkebulan) long ago. They had to remove the great technological achievement from being associated with Black people. Why do you listen to what Melania was doing over there anyway? Again, this is just white people talking amongst themselves -- I guess to make themselves think this first family is not the complete freaking dysfunctional disaster that it is...
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    Supreme Conflict

    Ah the four horsemen, Hitchens, Harris, Dawkins (I forget the other dude's name). Actually @Pioneer1 I would listen to these white men over some "nicca" on the social media, They are very smart, informed, articulate, and not afraid to risk ruffling feathers -- very interesting guys. @Cynique Thank you. But it will do no good. @Pioneer1 is convinced racism is the root of all society ills - remove racism and everyone would be living in perfect harmony. We'd all be Kings and Queens living in Africa in the world of Wakanda were it not for white racism, right Pioneer?
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    Genius and Inspiration

    I believe we are all geniuses in one way or another. Sometimes it is a matter of luck whether one's genius is discovered and also valuable. There are people who are "super recognizers" meaning they can see a face once and always remember it. These people are highlightly sort after by police departments, many super recognizers do not realize they are genius at this particular skill -- assuming that everyone was like them. Being genius at putting a inflated ball through a hoop, 10 feet off the ground, is a very valuable skill today but completely useless for most of humanity's time on Earth. Einstein was both smart and inspired. As a theoretician he had to be really good at math but it was his thinking out the box really set him apart allowing him literally rewrite the laws of physics by intuiting the warpage of space/time -- something that escaped another genius, Newton.
  8. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward 4 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book! Selected for 3 Book Clubs’s Reading Lists Honored by the National Book Awards in 2017 A New York Times Notable Book for 2017 Publication Date: Sep 07, 2017 List Price: $26.00 (store prices may vary) Format: Hardcover Classification: Fiction Page Count: 304 ISBN13: 9781501126062 Imprint: Scribner Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc. Parent Company: CBS Corporation Read a Review of Sing, Unburied, Sing by Book Club Moderator, Tony Lindsay
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    America, 2018

    Yeah FDR died two decades before I was born. Back then the differences between the parties were much less stark. It also seems there was less corporate control over politicians -- at lest it was not so obvious.
  10. OK it is not really @Delano and I debating, The debaters are Joe Rogan and Candace Owens -- two people I never heard of before today, but who must be pretty prominent. I listened to few of Joe's interviews while working today he did a 3-hour interview with Neil Degrasse Tyson, which is pretty big. At any rate, Joe's arguments are the same as mine and Del's reasoning, though I'm sure he'll probably reject this statement, is fundamentally the same as Candice's -- rejecting the findings of the entire scientific community. Joe spends a lot of time convincing Candance that because of her celebrity it is important how she communicates her position on climate change. I'd argue that it is Joe providing Candice a platform which is the problem. The more Candice spoke the more people she has the opportunity to convince -- and she is quite convincing as foine as she is LOL!
  11. OK got it. It may take a minute for me to get to this, as I'll fully engaged now, but I will. BTW @Valjeanne Jeffers, ASINs don't have meaning outside of Amazon (some booksellers might take offense 😉), though for printed books this number is usually the ISBN10 (which are always 10 digits long).
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    America, 2018

    Well there is indeed cause for concern. Liberals are like sheep who are easily led to a slaughter -- "...surely my fellow man can't possibly be this evil!? What harm could possibly come to me?" I believe the fundamental difference between the left and right are genetic. Some people are predisposed to be conquered and others are more predisposed to be conquered. The right gets off on raping, pillaging, and plundering. I'm totally serious. This is one of the reason they love weapons. A few hundred years from now people be learning about "45" and what a great leader he was. Sure these people may be living in some dystopian mad-max like future. But history has a tendency to repeat. The sad part is, unlike most of the people in the past, we have access to history. We are just too greedy and stupid to learn from it.
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    OCCULTATION of 2018

    But @Delano I feel like I'm missing something. Why is this significant?
  14. Thank you I see you are lightening up 🙂 I had to look up UFC. Yeah I can see that; he looks like the type. I just looked up Candace Owens according to Wikipedia she was born April 29, 1989 is an American conservative commentator and activist. She is known for her pro-Trump stance and her criticism of Black Lives Matter and of the Democratic Party. She is the Director of Communications at the conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA. I still don't understand why she is "a thing." After looking her up I don't find her nearly as cute... she is repulsive to me now 😞
  15. Really? In that case, I guess it really does not matter to much where you live. What the best part of living down under as far as you are concerned? I have to visit.
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    OCCULTATION of 2018

    Help me understand what this means to me (or which link I should read first).
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    America, 2018

    Again, I suggest that you check out some conservative radio. If you still own a radio go to the AM dial between the religious programming, sports, and news, you'll find plenty of conservative people praising Trump -- but don't listen too long you might get converted LOL!
  18. Whoa, that late 60s -- My God! As far as the government trying to put things right it is WAY TOO late for that. The Tasmanians were exterminated... I don't even know where to begin. Is there are large Black community where you live @Floyd Collins or @Delano or does that type of thing matter to you? What is the most appealing thing about Australia -- something that you can't find in the US? @Chevdove, that white woman responsible for Emmett's death was not threatened by him, nor did she need the protection of white folks. She admitted she lied... a purely evil woman. Actually when that white boy came out in white face imitating Michael that was funny!
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    Global Warming

    YES! you are right again @Delano! The Earth ain't going anywhere for at least a few billion years. It is the stupid planet's inhabitants whose days are numbered.
  20. I just watched the Friday broadcast of Bill Maher's politically incorrect. A white woman explained why so many white women voted for Trump. They basically followed their husband's lead believing they would be better off. It was not as much about race or gender but about self interest. Which is one of the reasons many Black people voted for Trump -- selfish reasons.
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    America, 2018

    Again @Cynique you are allowing what you think to cloud your judgement. While you and I might think 45 and West are laughing stocks. Many in this country do not. It is for this reason the Republicans will likely retain control of the Senate and have a good chance to retain control of the House. Check out some right wing radio for 30 minutes and you'll see what I mean. Not everyone thinks Kanye West is a nutcase. Some believe his is indeed a genius, establishing a relationship with the most powerful politician on Earth to increase his own wealth. Facts? Much of what Kanye said was nonsense. Just because Kanye has lunch with the president does not mean we need to hear his 25-minute nonsensical rant. How is the pubic served by this? What did we learn? 45 benefited from this publicity more than anyone else. Again, the media is being manipulated by 45, and as a result many of us (not you of course) are being manipulated as well.
  22. @Floyd Collins, that is probably because Europeans essentially eradicated the indigenousness populations and collectively make up better than 85% of the population today. Black people are a small minority. There are probably more Black people in Detroit than there are in all of Australia. In other words, White Australians are not threatened by Black people on any level. It is not because the white folks in Australia are more civilized, just more effective in establishing and maintaining their dominance. It is not a uniquely American problem. You can read stories about this type of xenophobia fueled racism, in places like Germany and France. Great Britain is certainly not immune to this either. Another poster @Delano lives in Australia too.
  23. People are evil and stupid. Some racist in Detroit fired his shotgun at a 14 year old kid who knocked on his door looking for directions. The guy lied and saying he tripped causing him to accidently shoot at the kid. However his own security camera showed the truth. Fortunately this low life will likely go to prison.
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    Supreme Conflict

    @Delano, ok, techically you are right. But seriously man, how was anyone supposed what you were talking about? You turned the conversation to the issue of race back in September and conversation has continued along the thread ever since. Perhaps a bit more of an introduction to your links would be helpful in avoiding confusion in these situations. @Chevdove you've lost me. Hiwever, the bottom line is that white folks have, throughtout history, have perpetrated great evils against other white people. White people have never been at a loss to find a rationale for hating each other. Sometimes it is religion other times it is just a line in the sand. What we know as racism is just another mechanism. Racism is not nearly as old however as you suggest. Racism was a recent concoction to justify the perpetual enslavement of Africans -- essentially equating us with animals. Educated people always knew better, but up until the last 100 years, or so, most people were not educated, so this fraud of race was easily spread. The stupidity persists because there are beneficaries and so many people are poorly educated. So while racism is indeed a problem, the state of our educational system -- for the reasons just described -- is a more serious problem. You are not going to end racism by converting racists to rational humans. They need to die out. We just cant keep crearing new racists...
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    Global Warming

    Yeah... the Earth, as we know it, is doomed. Someone pass me a beer!
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