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by orathaic
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 1323

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: 1323

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: 1323

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: 1323

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: 1957

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: 1957

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: 1957

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.
by orathaic
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 1957

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

Afghani people Firstly, they are Afghans, not Afghani - that is the name of their currency. Second they are Tajiks, Pashtuns, Uzbeks, and a variety of other ethnic groups mostly linked to other countries. Afghanistan is largely a fabrication, drawn on a map by Imperial powers. The country, it seems...
by orathaic
Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 1957

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

Octavious wrote:
Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:28 am
Ora, 70,000 Afghan military servicemen have died fighting the Taliban. Let's not rubbish their sacrifice with bloody stupid comments dismissing them as glorified mercs
I see you haven't bothered addressing any of the points raised. But nice try.
by orathaic
Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 1957

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

Ora, a reporter saying she's "heard" something is not evidence. Oh yeah, first hand accounts reported by journalists, famously not 'evidence'. And the idea that you let the lunatic murderer society win because some government officials are a bit corrupt is a tad bizarre in itself. I have to point t...
by orathaic
Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 1957

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

How much money did the President take with him as he fled the country? Do tell :-) I don't know. But most people seem to have had trouble getting to the airport and leaving... i can only infer that the President didn't have the same d ifficulties. Hey look, some evidence to backup my unsupported as...
by orathaic
Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 1957

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

They are suggesting the Taliban can sign away right to the Lithium (to large foreign firms).

And not 'this is why they left' but more 'since they are leaving, might as well get some Lithium'
by orathaic
Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 1957

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

The United States and Europe are benefiting from the new mineral resources that are important for climate change policies without causing any pollution in their territories The major international mining companies belong to the major countries in America, Europe and Asia The problem with lithium an...
by orathaic
Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 1957

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

23- The Taliban came to power now as part of an international game. This gives a feeling of optimism and pessimism at the same time. It is not a question of whether the Taliban is an Islamic movement or not, but rather about its ability to achieve security and stability. The West is no longer focus...
by orathaic
Wed Aug 18, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 1957

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

Octavious wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 3:20 pm
orathaic wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:26 pm
How much money did the President take with him as he fled the country?
Do tell :-)
I don't know. But most people seem to have had trouble getting to the airport and leaving... i can only infer that the President didn't have the same d
ifficulties.
by orathaic
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 1957

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

Apparently i wasn't listening when wikileaks said this 10 years ago: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1 ... 32806?s=20
by orathaic
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 1957

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

In this case, how ever, it seems that a lot of the money went to a corrupt and ineffective administration and military in Afghanistan. How much money did the President take with him as he fled the country? And how many US made weapons are now in the hands of the Taliban (a huge change from the 80s, ...
by orathaic
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 1957

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

Oh no, i was being critical of the disengenous way 'nation security' is often used to line the pockets of the capitalist class in the military-industrial complex. How you got anything else from that is beyond me. Specifically, i don't see it as 'staying in American hands', more taking from tax payer...
by orathaic
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 1957

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

US treasury mismanagement is irrelevant to this debate. I do find it more than a little amusing that the costs of the Afghan adventure are being trumpeted by the likes of yourself and ora when only months ago, in the Israel thread when the similar cost of Iraq was mentioned, great lengths were made...