Posts by andin

  • Hard News: The fake news problem,

    Homo sapiens ssp. rationalis

    you misunderstand evolution.
    it doesnt follow any living beings intent
    theres another word for that, and it may come to pass.
    But not in my lifetime.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1545 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Farmer Green,

    Some say that the propensity , if not compulsion, for superstitious behaviour will prevent Homo sapiens from becoming too dominant over other species.

    Bit late for that dont you think unless you mean cockroaches, rats, crocodiles and snakes.

    Apropo of nothing
    That didnt take long. If enough people believe it, its fact, is not superstition at work its a form of mental imbalance

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1545 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Farmer Green,

    scientific rationality, has reached a dead end because while it is powerful it doesn’t really comport with human behavior.

    Who on this green earth ever said that it is or had to? And if people just do whatever the fuck comes into their head, if this person is advocating that, then kiss this planet goodbye.
    No rationality is not a good guide to behaviour, if your looking for guide try honesty with yourself first then others. Scruples, empathy, compassion instead of me first, making a "buck" ie loads of money to embellish/prettify your surrounding so your death can seem a distant event.
    Ferchrissakes think deeply! Try silencing the endless chatter in your mind.
    Buddha was right we create our own misery.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1545 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: From Zero: The Meth Episode, in reply to Russell Brown,

    But the overall rate and nature of problematic use is a real showstopper.

    I'm sure

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1545 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: From Zero: The Meth Episode,

    Could stay up all night drinking and never feel drunk, never felt violent tho and never wanted to go out, was quite happy where I was especially if at home. And that was my experience with it, which is in the past now.
    WWII both sides had their own variant, while I have heard hints of that no one has ever come out and said it.
    I look forward to the next episode with the PM, I hope he doesnt go on too much. He goes off song rather too easily, and is just plain silly mostly. And He's the PM...go figure...

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1545 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Alex Coleman,

    So the presidential protection bill will skyrocket then...Oh good

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1545 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Dennis Frank,

    “the single most important voice in the alternative conservative media”

    Is that a recommendation?
    I could go with other adjectives, obnoxious, arseaholic, unreasoned.

    Yes all derogatory cause these arsewipes seem to to see trumps victory as permission to rubbish anyone who disagrees with them, as confirmation that any thought they have must be the truth and facts dont matter, and to blame anyone who had an opposing view for being authors of their own downfall.
    These pricks are using the suffering of others to promote themselves not alleviate the suffering, oh no...!
    Talking for a living? oh fuck. Go meditate on a mountain top

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1545 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to steven crawford,

    Fidel Castro has died

    And the procession of opinions start. Sad on both counts
    As for that other "death" globalisation
    Bernand Hickey has the best analysis I've read in a long time

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1545 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Farmer Green,

    What would the Roman Catholic Church do

    Get the inquistors in, and torture the wrongly accused till they signed a piece of paper saying it was all their for not believing?

    Or sell scraps of paper saying the purchaser is absolved of all fault and they will be at gods table, up the expensive end, supping Dom with the big guy and having a jolly fine time away from all the riff-raff?

    Yeah yeah I know francis is in charge now... window dressing.

    Its like that Fonterra brochure, bullshit comes in glossy A4 now and fakery is the new norm

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1545 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Farmer Green,

    What does the panel think?

    Where's the good news?
    Oh that's right there is none, unless you believe Fonterra is the answer
    Which means suspending disbelief
    So I'll just resume a holding pattern waiting for the shit to hit the industrial sized fan
    As there doesnt seem to be a lot I can do about it.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1545 posts Report Reply

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