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Chatter / Fantastic website
« Last post by mrbiscoop on Yesterday at 10:49:09 PM »
http://www.worldometers.info/

We're totally fucked. Way too many people.  :-\
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Chatter / Re: Blockstack
« Last post by jetson on Yesterday at 09:17:13 PM »
Wow. Thanks for sharing.

Intriguing.
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Chatter / Blockstack
« Last post by shnozzola on Yesterday at 08:13:04 PM »
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A New Internet That Brings Privacy & Property Rights to Cyberspace



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Yeah, the last big whistleblower effectively became co-opted by the Russians and was used to help undermine things in this country.  Not a good example for future whistleblowers, for sure.
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Science / Re: computers can now read thoughts in your brain
« Last post by wright on Yesterday at 07:38:18 PM »
Some fascinating- and disturbing- possibilities if this research can be developed fully. It could advance the treatment of mental trauma and illness by orders of magnitude. It could also give authoritarians the ability to condition dissenters to no longer oppose them far more effectively than gulags and physical torture.
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Chatter / Re: "What are you listening to now"... take three...
« Last post by jdawg70 on Yesterday at 07:21:28 PM »
Artist: Tool
Track: Hooker with a Penis


Artist: Queenadreena
Track: Pretty Like Drugs


Artist: Jack Off Jill
Track: American Made


Artist: Scarling.
Track: The Last Day I Was Happy
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Chatter / Re: Jimson Weed.
« Last post by carstensenscott on Yesterday at 06:59:54 PM »
What reasoning could a believer give to the life altering interaction of a perfect creation with a substance grown in his own back yard?
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Science / computers can now read thoughts in your brain
« Last post by Foxy Freedom on Yesterday at 06:36:44 PM »
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170626105758.htm

If you think that thoughts are formed by your soul, think again, with your brain wired to a computer.

Or you could have some of your memories erased instead, if you don't want to be embarrassed by something.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170622121944.htm
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Chatter / Re: USA's government holding no-camera, no-audio briefings - legal?
« Last post by jdawg70 on Yesterday at 06:17:34 PM »
That honestly does strike me as weird - at least one of them has got to be thinking at a minimum "yo I can totally make bank milking that angle," right? Maybe even a few of 'em who genuinely want to make a real statement in the face of this administration?

I don't doubt one of them thinks they can make bank by filming, but the legal issues are probably overwhelming. And let's not forget what happened to the most recent (big) whistle-blower, who exposed the level at which the USA's NSA spies on its own citizens: he was forced into exile and precisely nothing changed. The outrage quickly faded into nothingness, and nobody actually took action. People became complicit in their government's actions through their own inaction. They're apathetic. Sure, they'll cry for a while, but nothing will get done. Most people wouldn't risk their job and possibly their freedom to "stick it to the man" when none of their fellow citizens are willing to back them up.
That seems like a good explanation.

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IMO, if this apathetic behavior continues, and the POTUS continues doing what he's doing, those who are actually motivated to act will become more desperate and radicalized until they make full use of their second amendment rights to "eliminate" the problem in the only way still available to them.
Yeah I'll be honest - my concern for this grows.
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That honestly does strike me as weird - at least one of them has got to be thinking at a minimum "yo I can totally make bank milking that angle," right? Maybe even a few of 'em who genuinely want to make a real statement in the face of this administration?

I don't doubt one of them thinks they can make bank by filming, but the legal issues are probably overwhelming. And let's not forget what happened to the most recent (big) whistle-blower, who exposed the level at which the USA's NSA spies on its own citizens: he was forced into exile and precisely nothing changed. The outrage quickly faded into nothingness, and nobody actually took action. People became complicit in their government's actions through their own inaction. They're apathetic. Sure, they'll cry for a while, but nothing will get done. Most people wouldn't risk their job and possibly their freedom to "stick it to the man" when none of their fellow citizens are willing to back them up.

IMO, if this apathetic behavior continues, and the POTUS continues doing what he's doing, those who are actually motivated to act will become more desperate and radicalized until they make full use of their second amendment rights to "eliminate" the problem in the only way still available to them.
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