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by Smith1776
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What Did Nietzsche Mean by ‘God is Dead’?
Replies: 15
Views: 200

Re: What Did Nietzsche Mean by ‘God is Dead’?

I have been planning a personal Nietzsche module for a while now, so great timing. I was just listening to a podcast today where Peter Thiel says, he called Christianity a belief for slaves. It's this thing that people who are victims, haven't done well in life, they like to explain it... and we ne...
by Smith1776
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What Did Nietzsche Mean by ‘God is Dead’?
Replies: 15
Views: 200

Re: What Did Nietzsche Mean by ‘God is Dead’?

Nietzche's proclamation that God is dead was not a statement made in triumph. He was basically saying that God, religion, and the Church had ceded its position as providing a foundation, or moral framework, for how people should conduct their lives. As such, people themselves would become "God" and ...
by Smith1776
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Buy, Borrow, Die. Legally Never pay Taxes.
Replies: 53
Views: 549

Re: Buy, Borrow, Die. Legally Never pay Taxes.

The commutative property.
by Smith1776
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Want to lose weight & treatment for diabetes
Replies: 40
Views: 417

Re: Want to lose weight & treatment for diabetes

To use Jordan Peterson's language, Sophie is at the top of the dominance hierarchy on this forum in regards to health knowledge. She's my go-to girl for this kind of stuff! O0 I would agree on all parts of your statement except to assume Sophie’s gender. On one hand, it’s incorrect to assume gender...
by Smith1776
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Want to lose weight & treatment for diabetes
Replies: 40
Views: 417

Re: Want to lose weight & treatment for diabetes

To use Jordan Peterson's language, Sophie is at the top of the dominance hierarchy on this forum in regards to health knowledge. She's my go-to girl for this kind of stuff! O0
by Smith1776
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: If Hilter Were Alive in 2021...
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: If Hilter Were Alive in 2021...

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by Smith1776
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 692

Re: Why the Allies Won

Vinny is awesome. He's probably the least nefarious person on the web. O0
by Smith1776
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 692

Re: Why the Allies Won

Neo-Nazis are alive and well. I do get concerned though that people on the left have a tendency to label people as "Nazis" just because they don't support democratic socialism, full on CRT, or other entities along those lines. This downplays the severity of what the Nazis actually did and basically ...
by Smith1776
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3024
Views: 807626

Re: The GOLD scream room

Buy gold! 👑
by Smith1776
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 692

Re: Why the Allies Won

Never invade Russia in the winter. O0 O0 O0
by Smith1776
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Lives Saved Since March 2020?
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Lives Saved Since March 2020?

I did some back of the napkin math, and based on the average number of people I came in contact with day to day, at places like the grocery store, and assuming CDC death rate for covid, and average number of people who I might have given covid to, had I not worn a mask, and how many second order de...
by Smith1776
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3024
Views: 807626

Re: The GOLD scream room

https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewto ... 0&t=349948

Tremendous gold war going on in the land of the Knuckleheads! Dang.
by Smith1776
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?
Replies: 65
Views: 1056

Re: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?

Almost no American history is taught to us Canadians in our public high schools. There is some, but you would typically only get American history exposure if you specifically started to major in history. The default history education we get is in our "social studies" classes which definitely focuses...
by Smith1776
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Should Single Family Home Rentals be Legal?
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Should Single Family Home Rentals be Legal?

Yes they should be legal.
by Smith1776
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?
Replies: 65
Views: 1056

Re: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?

tomfoolery wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:00 am

The same people understand that eating a diet high in carbs makes them fat as they slurp soda and eat donuts.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
by Smith1776
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?
Replies: 65
Views: 1056

Re: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?

Here's something that miffs me. It's when after confirming they understand the efficient market theory and its implications, coworkers still ask me "So do you think I should put a bunch of money into Peloton stock?" I say, "Well, no, remember that all the relevant information is priced in. To the ex...
by Smith1776
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?
Replies: 65
Views: 1056

Re: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?

Xan wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:07 pm
I'm not trying to rehash this entire discussion: mostly I'm pointing out that history is complicated, and we do everyone a disservice when we oversimplify it.
Yeah, it's all good.
by Smith1776
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?
Replies: 65
Views: 1056

Re: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?

vnatale wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:12 pm
Smith1776 wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:54 pm
Yeah, it was definitely about slavery. Although it wasn't about full on emancipation till its later stages.
The South went to war to preserve slavery. The North went to war to preserve the Union. Emancipation was just a political tool for the North to achieve that goal.
Yeah.
by Smith1776
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?
Replies: 65
Views: 1056

Re: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?

Yeah, it was definitely about slavery. Although it wasn't about full on emancipation till its later stages.
by Smith1776
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 140
Views: 6106

Re: I think it’s time to move into crypto

vincent_c wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:11 pm
Smith1776 wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:02 pm
I think in many cases the question is irreconcilable because we don't all share the same financial value structure.
Objectively speaking though, I think that bitcoin having value in any sense of the word is more true than not true.
I agree.
by Smith1776
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?
Replies: 65
Views: 1056

Re: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?

Xan wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:57 pm
Smith1776 wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:56 pm
As the local peacekeeper who always tries to keep the union together in these forums, I think ol' Abe is who I'll aspire to be more like.
You mean, if people try to leave the forum you'll raise an army to force them to stay??
Yes.
by Smith1776
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 140
Views: 6106

Re: I think it’s time to move into crypto

The argument of an asset not having "intrinsic value" is very frequently cited as a rationale for not investing in an asset. It's a nuanced idea, but I also think it's too liberally applied. I've seen gold being argued as having no intrinsic value because it doesn't produce cash flow. Cryptocurrenci...
by Smith1776
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?
Replies: 65
Views: 1056

Re: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?

As the local peacekeeper who always tries to keep the union together in these forums, I think ol' Abe is who I'll aspire to be more like.