Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
That is such bullshit. Public education leads to more workers full stop - that's why industrialists promoted public education.
The whole brainwashing/docile/pod-people crap is just conspiracy theory gone wild.
I wrote a program for scheduling classes in COBOL once.
It was that, or take basic yet again ( I had had it in high school ).
For people who are stuck with vulnerable phones it should be possible for an app to scan the
I think the pedo laws are completely out of hand, but the idea that severe penalties will cause molesters to kill their victims is bogus. The kind of person who murders is already sociopathic enough that any amount of penalty is going to be enough to justify murdering their victim. Even if there was absolutely no legal penalty they would still have to worry about parents going vigilante on them.
Yes! Thank you for the illustration - you think I am "defending" some cause beyond simple accuracy in basic facts. You had soooo many chances to just leave it at that, but you can't see the world that way, you kept trying to redefine my position into something you could wrap your simple brain around. Your dogged illogic is exactly what made start to wonder what makes you tick. I thank you for doing that, you've really helped me to better understand individuals like yourself.
Your love of hierarchy doesn't give you the mental freedom to see the world in any other terms than defenders/members of your hierarchy and enemies of your hierarchy. Obviously an innately illogical perspective to anyone who doesn't love hierarchy but perfectly logical to anyone who stuck in the mode of believing hierarchy makes the world go around.
The system is in place to discourage it. This isn't a case of black and white, it is perfectly reasonable to say that while the system does not outright forbid something it certainly comes right up to the edge by making it so difficult that it is effectively impossible.
I never wanted submission, only to be able to ride my bike, legally, and according to the rules of the road without fear of becoming hamburger because someone couldn't be bothered to see what is right in front of them.
And a car horn would not work to make them see when needed, only after I am already in trouble ( or do I blow it continually? )
It should be. It seems to have to do with the cognitive process some drivers go through,at a guess.
I would ride where a bike is supposed to be, would light up like a Christmas tree at night, and cars would *still* not see me.
I had one guy make a right hand turn directly in front of me. Visually, in terms of photons bouncing off me, I could not have been more visible.
The guy just drove right past me, then directly across my path. There was nothing preventing him seeing me, yet, still he didn't.
( and there are other incidents like this that inform my opinion on this... )
Some ( many? ) treat the responsibility seriously and are looking for "things I can hurt/damage" and "things that can hurt/damage me".
Others have a different take on things ( at least as experienced by me ), and are only looking at "things that can hurt/damage me"
I find it illuminating that for you, conflictual debate leads quickly to questions of mental stability.
No, its not conflictual debate, its illogic. Repeated insistence on illogic. That makes me wonder what the cause is. Its interesting that you focused on mental stability when that wasn't really my best guess.
I was thinking love of hierarchy was probably your real issue, you aren't the first person to be so insistently illogical. My working theory is that hierarchy is a replacement for empathy. That hierarchy is a heuristic for understanding the circumstances of each person - so long as they are in their place then their experience in life is defined by their position in the hierarchy.
It's only when people don't fit into the hierarchy that you have to engage other parts of your brain to understand their perspective. Having used hierarchy as a crutch for so long the part of your brain that processes empathy is underdeveloped. So you end up having a very hard time figuring out if their actions are appropriate or not. The default state, for most humans, seems to be that if you can't understand it, then it is bad. That's a very primal reaction which would explain your illogic.
Maybe that also explains your excessive focus on typos and your inability to realize that the reference to a rorschach test was not literal. Understanding a metaphor requires a certain level of abstract thinking, which hierarchy does not encourage either. I bet you have problems with metaphors quite frequently, am I right?
Asynchronous inputs are at the root of our race problems. -- D. Winker and F. Prosser