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by orathaic
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 312

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

Looking at the most recent Irish election, it looks like the difference is small enough that if only men or only women had voted we would have the same government (according to the limited exit poll data). women would vote centre right: FF (-0.8), FG (-0.3), Populist left: SF (-0.8) Green: (+0.5) Ce...
by orathaic
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: UK defence minister
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: UK defence minister

Johnson called a hypocrit, for his stance on Uniforms murders in England compared to Northern Ireland

https://www.thejournal.ie/johnson-brand ... 4-Oct2021/
by orathaic
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 312

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

Swedish women are largely left wing? That's surprising. I know that in the UK and Germany that women tend to vote for the right over the left, and assumed that was a general thing across Europe. I can only speak to the US breakdown, because i have seen them more regularly. I know Trump would not ha...
by orathaic
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 312

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

Octavious wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:37 am
Wow... I never really appreciated quite how intense your sense of moral superiority actually is. It is truly fascinating stuff. Depressing, but fascinating regardless
Well you are entitled to misinderstandnthos all you want.
by orathaic
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Minting Trillion Dollar Coins
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Minting Trillion Dollar Coins

Second it causes inflation and devalues the US currency by increasing the amount of currency even if not circulated. I think you are right about your other point, and about the general negatives about a state just spending money it doesn't have. But on the 'not circulated' bot i think you are wrong...
by orathaic
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 312

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

Person I might go on a date with =/= person I am sure I want as my life partner. That is not what I said and you are mis-characterising it on purpose. ;) That does seem to be what you implied. But based on the above (or not bothering to read the survey) i would interpret it as following: conservati...
by orathaic
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: Woke

Nice fantasy, but i do 't know about that either of your examples are issues which cultural appropriation criticises.

But glad to see we're not actually talking to each other.
by orathaic
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: Woke

Ah, the bizarre concept of cultural appropriation. It seems little more than the way elements the left justify their destructive racist thinking. It's possibly the most disturbing development to come out of the political classes in recent years It applies to more than just white people in America u...
by orathaic
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: Woke

I dunno Octavious, if Disney can take a folk tale, let's say Sleeping Beauty, copyright it, and then prevent others from using it because of the copyright they hold, then they have certainly appropriated the culture of... Let's see Britian/Fraince/Germany? Made it a commodity and privatised what was...
by orathaic
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: Woke

Fluminator wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:15 am
I'm woke
But is that statement cultural appropriation and thus very unwoke?
by orathaic
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: Woke

@Jamie, i believe the origin lies in black communities in the US waking up to the fact of systemic racism and prejudice that continues to this day.

Being woke was later, eh, culturally appropriated by the left/progressives. Afaik.
by orathaic
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: Woke

Thanks Oct, the kind of thing i'm seeing looks like this:
when the right complain about 'wokeness,' what they mean is basic decency being shown to people they think deserve none
by orathaic
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Woke

Just a little diversion/poll.

What does the term, 'Woke' mean to you?

Would you consider yourself woke?
Or would you he annoyed at being described as woke?

Just seeing some, eh, discussion. And wondered what webdip politics followers think.
by orathaic
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 913

Re: Arguments for God

One of the assumptions is incorrect. I am not úsing English for my autocorrect.
by orathaic
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 913

Re: Arguments for God

There's simply no upside in denying that Gods und Dieties exist and risk on the downside. Are you familiar with Roku's Basilisk argument? It proposes an AI so intelligent that it can simulate you, and can threaten to torture (stimulated) you unless you do everything in your power to help create the...
by orathaic
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 913

Re: Arguments for God

PS the Basilisk had no interest in simulatd torture of anyone who didn't know about it. But once you read my previous post you are now at risk. PPS this is indeed the AI techbro equivalent of Pascal's wager. You now have the option of dedicating all of your wealth, time and resources to AI research....
by orathaic
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 913

Re: Arguments for God

There's simply no upside in denying that Gods und Dieties exist and risk on the downside. Are you familiar with Roku's Basilisk argument? It proposes an AI so intelligent that it can simulate you, and can threaten to torture (stimulated) you unless you do everything in your power to help create the...
by orathaic
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 1284

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

@Octavious, generally yes, words are defined by usage, but when it comes to people, what you use to describe them, and how the describe themselves is something worth thinking about. Why, though? If the French want to call me Anglais or the Germans an Engländer then what's the problem? I dare say th...
by orathaic
Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 1284

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

Since WW1, the idea of self-determination has been enshrined as a basic tenet of international relations, and the imposition of an unwanted form of government on a foreign country is unacceptable in this day and age. Unless you are Tibetan, Kurdish, any of numerous federal subjects of Russia, Uyghu...
by orathaic
Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 1284

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

Pashtun, Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek, Aimaq, Turkmen, Baloch, Pashai, Nuristani, Gujjar, Arab, Brahui, Qizilbash, Pamiri, Kyrgyz, Sadat and others.
and I can't fully describe the ethnic diversity in Afghanistan, only able to name 3 of this list.