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Topic: Serious Discussion / Children

All I’ve learned so far is I hate arguing with children.

I have known hitman for a long time he knows more about me than most of the kids at my school :P Most of em.

poor bastard.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Children

Naw, I believe you. I thought you were looking at his profile creation date.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Children

There’s no way to know that.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Children

You have to say you’re 14 because Kong doesn’t allow anyone younger to make an account. Two weeks ago you tried to get karma to repost a comment where you admitted to being 13. Frankly, the fact that you thought Karma would help you out shows such a lack of common sense I’m now convinced Kong knew what it was doing when it made that rule.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Madagascar Plan & The Holocaust

No, not the movie. Not like Pandemic either.

The Madagascar Plan was the Nazi Final Solution before they decided on death camps: mass population transfer of European Jewry to an African colony. It would operate as an open-air police state run by the SS, paid for using all the Jewish combined assets.

Some reasons they didn’t do it was that it depended on stealing a fleet from the British if their invasion of the Home Islands had been successful. It wasn’t, obviously, so transportation was a problem. Also land estimates reported no more than 7000 families could fit. These are Nazi estimates – Jewish surveyors thought only 500 could comfortably fit.

Eventually it all fell apart. It appears they were hoping to wait until after the war to actually kill all the Jews, but by 1942 the Nazi leadership realized the war could last for, like years, so they drew up plans to kill them while the war was going on – the Wannsee Conference

The question here is, if this had worked…would there still have been a Holocaust? Madagascar sounded pretty hellish. They actually counted on Jews dying during the sea voyage. And, regardless of the land estimates, they wanted to transport a million Jews a year for four years [!] and did I mention there were already people living there? But suppose it somehow worked, Nazis lose anyway…would we remember the Nazis with Wolfensteinesque loathing? It’s still a war crime – ethnic cleansing, and I imagine it wouldn’t have been too different from a death camp, except that death wouldn’t be the explicit purpose.

Thoughts? Note that I’m not trying to minimize the holocaust, it just seems like a curious what-if scenario. Nazism even moreso than vanilla fascism, forms much of our cultural ideas on evil…but take away the holocaust, and suddenly they aren’t so special.

here’s an essay about it, parts 2-4 cover it.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Children

So what do you think about these kids? How should their attitude be handled?

I think 13 year old children should get their parent’s permission before writing pretentious diatribes on the internet.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is it right to kill one person to save the lives of many?

Yeah but I like vika. So I try to make an effort, and most of the time it turns out to be interesting stuff, so I’m glad I did.

With karma’s it’s exactly this:

Originally posted by karmakoolkid:

long, completely off-topic rant about the evils of capitalism and how the American people need to ‘wake up’ to the wealth inequality gap

ad infinitum. And even if there was something in that textwall worth responding to, all i could hope for a reply is:

Originally posted by karmakoolkid:pissy shit petty shit personal attacks

Not much point unless i feel like trolling.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is it right to kill one person to save the lives of many?

Originally posted by thijser:

raises hand
Of course killing hitler very likely would not have stopped ww2, we would instead have had another German leader rise to power who could have been better at millitary strategy and perhaps could have won ww2 for the nazis.

This guy

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is it right to kill one person to save the lives of many?

Why bother, when it’s obvious the whole thing’s just your usual pet rant topic? We’ve all got one. I’m aware I bring my own into things too much and am trying to work on that. But I also try to only bring it in when it’s germaine to the topic. You spent five paragraphs ranting about the American capitalistic model and how the people need to wake up to where the money is flowing. How is that at all relevant to the topic of the thread?

Raise your hand if you automatically skip over Karma’s posts.

Best part is crossbower wasn’t even talking to him. LOL

There was one invention about five years back that stuck in my mind: translator glasses. A person speaks in front of the wearer, microphone in the glasses picks up what’s being said and runs it through google translate, displaying the translated words visually on the screen of the glasses. It fell by the wayside because the inventor was unable to secure funding to finalise the prototype and take it to market. It was a new paradigm, and at the time the existing methods of translation were ‘good enough’ with no urgenct need to try a new method of cross-culture understanding, so money to develop it further was going to be difficult to come by.

Google Translate is pretty lousy but the portability of a computer UI and the voice-to-type ability {assuming it worked} would definitely have been useful for churning out Singularity type devices – it would have led to the death of smartphones.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / A Way To End All Crime

I’m confused. What does inherent traits like strength, intelligence, sexual vigor, passed on via ones genetics, have to do with racial supremacy? The idea was in its infancy during the nazi era, and neo-nazis today just rehearse the same bad science used then. a more accurate example of genetic dystopia would be GATTACA.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is it right to kill one person to save the lives of many?

Originally posted by karmakoolkid:

He wasn’t innocent if he was destined to become himself.
And, there are always alternative leaders in the shadows.

destiny? lol.

If time machines exist and what happens in the past affects history, then time isn’t deterministic. Get that kid away from his parents, gush over his lousy paintings, and forbid him from joining the kaiser’s army. he’ll be fine.

Anyway it’s a PHIL 101 question designed to open up discussion on utilitarianism. IMO a better question might be, if you had the power to force a country’s will, mind control, would you use it? Back to Nazis, force German society to be tolerant, at the expense of their free will. You’d prevent the holocaust by enslaving millions of people, even if only for a few years. long enough to rescind Versailles and let the axis/allies paradigm fall apart. You could even get the ball rolling on the UN and post-colonial regimes by forcing the Germans to take point.

And vika’s points add another dimension. Moral quandaries aside, you’d be retarding technological innovation, possibly with decades of lingering trauma. on that note, peace-loving idealism aside, I cannot think of a single major technological advancement that didn’t arise from adversity, usually wartime challenges but also environmental / geographical. Oh, wait. There’s Edison. He was in it totally for the money, but hey, that’s one.

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / Buy real and fake passports, driver's licenses, ID cards, stamps,birth certificates,diplomas,Visas

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Can you induce homosexuality in a heterosexual by pavlovian triggers?

Originally posted by karmakoolkid:

He likely would end up a very confused dude.

Plus, they might slip some of this crap in on him and totally blow his mind.

Now, who is Samantha Ryan & Lexi Belle?
Should I be concerned that you know these women?
Should I wonder if it isn’t YOU that we are discussing?

Google image them.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Can you induce homosexuality in a heterosexual by pavlovian triggers?

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Parallel Universes

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Hezbollah human shielding in 2006.

Well, we both agree Dershowitz is a useless tool, that’s something.

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / Parallel Universes

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Jews Are Bombing Gaza

i’ve read Dershowitz. I used his Israel Against All Enemies as the principal pro-israel source for my thesis. he is the most shrill, intolerant, ignorant Zionist of the bunch. His arguments are very much in the vein of Sam Harris – ranging from ‘yes, we have to torture this guy to stop the bomb’, ends-justify-the-means garbage, to look how bad our neighbours are, ‘palestine’ is an invented identity, anyone, but especially arabs and westerners who attack israel [literally or figuratively] are anti-semites, obfuscation and whitewashing of Israeli history [arabs started all the wars, arabs don’t want peace], etc etc. there is nothing admirable about cherry-picking quotes from hamas speeches or Iranian clerics denouncing Israel/jews and using that to justify a culture built on fear – one that creates a space for those speeches to flourish every time Israel brutalizes the palestinians [like the current campaign].

now in contrast i recently read this written by a zionist, but also a realist, israeli military historian, charting the history of israel. I found it surprisingly balanced. he calls israel ‘the greatest success story in the 20th century’, laments the perception problem of a greater military power taking on a smaller one always being viewed in a negative light, and makes much of the fact that israel can and will vaporize its enemies before succumbing to regime change [which actually negates the whole ‘destruction of israel’ thing].

On the other hand, he doesn’t shy away from the ethnic cleansing in ‘47, where the israeli army invaded palestinian villages and drove villagers out, or that the israelis used terrorist groups like the stern gang and Irgun to pressure the british and the UN into making a favourable partition, or that the founder of zionism, theodore Herzl, named the organization that came out of talks in the first Zionist Congress the Jewish Colonial Trust, because at the time colonialism still had positive connotations and herzl didn’t see the need to lie about it the way modern Zionists do.

In sum, Crevald [the author], is an Israeli academic who is only describing events well known and fairly uncontroversial to his audience [similar to an American academic describing US settler relations with aboriginals 200 years ago], whereas Dershowitz is an American Jew and an ideological shill, creating myths about Israel that only the hard-right in Israel [principally Netanyahu et al] would find at all compatible with historical truth.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Jews Are Bombing Gaza

given that israel was key to building up hamas [and other islamist groups] as a wedge to destabilize the nationalist palestinian authority, I find it difficult to sympathize too much with Israel’s latest attempt to exterminate them, and certainly not with their latest rhetoric that they’re ‘the only country fighting islamism’.

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / Parallel Universes

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Jews Are Bombing Gaza

Originally posted by karmakoolkid:

Some insight

“I feel terrible for a Palestinian child who dies,” Maher said, “but if it’s your father, your brother, your uncle who’s firing those rockets into Israel, who’s fault is it really? Do you really expect the Israelis not to retaliate?”

“…one panelist quoted conservative Charles Krauthammer’s piece which noted that the Israelis use missiles to protect their civilians, while Hamas uses civilians to protect their missiles.”

“If the Hamas people had the opportunity, they would kill the maximum number of Israelis, which would be all [of them], and Israel has the opportunity to kill way more [Palestinians] and they do not,” Maher said.

“Dealing w/ Hamas is like dealing w/ a crazy woman who’s trying to kill u – u can only hold her wrists so long before you have to slap her.”

The video covers the Real Time segment the above text comes from.

An editorial on the issue

Another one with some related videos at the bottom.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Parallel Universes

You jokes aren’t funny……………..

he’s far more entertaining than you are.

Ellipsis is treatable you know. we’ve made tremendous advances in grammar.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Parallel Universes

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by CaptMilkshake:

Scientists have come up with the theory of Parallel Universes.

My guess is you’re taliking about Many Worlds which is a set of theories (based on roughly the same data) for the more esoteric functions of quantum mechanics. It provides no data for the existence of multiple realities. It admits they could be possible if the additional data theoried is found. That’s about the extent of it, relative to your claim.

/thread

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Jews Are Bombing Gaza

it doesn’t surprise me at all that Bill Maher is in agreement with Conservatives. Dude’s a liberal in name only.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Jews Are Bombing Gaza

her post was imo the least offensive in a thread filled with explicit nazi references. if you found it offensive i have no interest in responding to your points because i would have no idea what would trigger you into a ballistic overreaction. ‘not grounded in reality’ isn’t an answer. I could as easily say the whitewashed, statistically distorted history of Israel you trotted out a few pages ago wasn’t ‘grounded in reality’, but it’s a meaningless statement unless I direct you to Stots’ post that refuted it.