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by flyingpylon
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 106
Views: 715

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

This thread seems to be missing something. A growing number of people have become dissatisfied with the status quo, specifically the inaction, poor decision-making, and misbehavior of the established ruling class regardless of party. Call them the establishment, the elites, the deep state, the swamp...
by flyingpylon
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3399
Views: 157062

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

This is a very interesting interview with Mike Yeadon, a former VP at Pfizer, regarding his thoughts about COVID-19 and the UK’s response to it. It has been removed by YouTube but it’s still available at Facebook... for now.

https://www.facebook.com/unlockedunited ... 283542470/
by flyingpylon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Election meaningless unless we change for the better
Replies: 322
Views: 3345

Re: Election meaningless unless we change for the better

Maybe we have opened pandora's box and can't go back. My point was that in the not so distant past charities and communities took care of each other without government programs. Where is evidence of this? Show me one point in time that the majority of the poor, sick, homeless, elderly, etc were tak...
by flyingpylon
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Why I think 2021 will be a blockbuster year for stocks
Replies: 20
Views: 532

Re: Why I think 2021 will be a blockbuster year for stocks

D1984 wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:02 pm
If I'm missing something please tell me what I'm failing to see.
Mitch will do what’s right for Mitch, which may or may not be the same as what’s right for anyone else.
by flyingpylon
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Florida 2000
Replies: 59
Views: 839

Re: Florida 2000

Other recounts were done after the fact that showed Bush won so it all boils down to who you want to believe. What's not accounted for is what happened in the Panhandle when the news called Bush the winner before the polls closed. No way to know how many people heard that and decided they didn't ne...
by flyingpylon
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: " Trump has a second, viable stealthy road to victory."
Replies: 96
Views: 1307

Re: " Trump has a second, viable stealthy road to victory."

Is there an issue with Mueller's findings? That guy seems like the most uptight keep it on the straight and narrow type of guy...he never breaks character. I'm astounded that you could even ask that question. For starters: Mueller's entire case was founded on the Steele dossier, which turned out to...
by flyingpylon
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Google Photos
Replies: 15
Views: 252

Re: Google Photos

Well I don't know, but I don't want to find out. Google has a history of having political opinions and trying to crush those it disagrees with, for example. Will I be blackmailed for something in my photo trove if I get too noisy about something Google doesn't like? It goes far beyond that. A photo...
by flyingpylon
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: " Trump has a second, viable stealthy road to victory."
Replies: 96
Views: 1307

Re: " Trump has a second, viable stealthy road to victory."

But it's literally only Fox and the NY Post on the Republican side, and every other media outlet on the Democrat side. None of this media, from any source, is being forced down people's throats? If someone is paying for cable, they likely have Fox and CNN. I'll post this again: https://www.radiodir...
by flyingpylon
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: " Trump has a second, viable stealthy road to victory."
Replies: 96
Views: 1307

Re: " Trump has a second, viable stealthy road to victory."

Biden's new Chief of Staff had something interesting to say about the state of U.S. elections...

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I'm sure it's nothing though.
by flyingpylon
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Social Dilemma
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: The Social Dilemma

Has anyone else watched this? Quite an interesting insight into how we are being programmed by tech companies. For the libertarians here it might be an interesting challenge to think about how to big tech companies might be the most authoritarian danger we have to face. It's soft authoritarianism.....
by flyingpylon
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3399
Views: 157062

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Pfizer did not take government funds and was not part of Warp Speed. As usual, it's not that straightforward: Pfizer and BioNTech Announce an Agreement with U.S. Government for up to 600 Million Doses of mRNA-based Vaccine Candidate Against SARS-CoV-2 (July 22, 2020) They didn't take R&D money, but...
by flyingpylon
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Toxic Media
Replies: 34
Views: 790

Re: Toxic Media

The problem (or at least one of them) is that what we commonly refer to as “facts” are actually data + interpretation + persuasion. So an appeal to facts is inherently flawed and won’t solve anything.

It’s also why vague concepts like “follow the science” are essentially worthless.