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These Are the First Living Robots: Machines Made from Frog Stem Cells

RE, if you had used your brain like you were supposed to you could be doing wild and crazy stuff like this!

A gymnastic brain doing back-flips!  The thing locomoting in the video is a STEP in that direction.

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Surly Newz / Re: Things That Make Me Say, "Dafuq?"
« on: Today at 05:46:44 PM »
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Trump whines about not having a Nobel Peace Prize.

He does drone on!


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Marathon Man Newz / Re: I'm With Monica
« on: Today at 05:39:22 PM »
Lewinsky offers colorful remark in apparent response to Starr joining Trump defense team

By Allison Gordon, CNN
Updated 12:45 PM ET, Fri January 17, 2020



"This is definitely an 'are you fucking kidding me?' kinda day," tweeted Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose relationship with former President Bill Clinton led to his impeachment in 1998.

Lewinsky didn't explicitly make it clear that she was referring to the hiring of Starr and his successor as independent counsel, Robert Ray, by Trump's team, but her name will forever be tied to Starr's in history. His investigation brought to light Lewinsky's involvement with Clinton, who was later impeached on charges of lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice in the matter. He was later acquitted by the Senate in February 1999.

Lewinsky, who has struggled to maintain a private life following the affair, has only recently started to address her experience. In 2018, she agreed to take part in a documentary about the affair in order to ensure that her experience "never happens to another young person in our country again."
On Twitter, Lewinsky has become  vocal anti-bullying activist, regularly casting light on the problem of online abuse. She has also added widespread commentary on the #MeToo movement.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/17/politics/monica-lewinsky-ken-starr-senate/index.html

I watched the whole Monica Lewinsky report on your link.  Is that what people call left-wing bias?  I certainly don't agree we should feel collective guilt about making fun of her weight.  I never did and any normal guy and a few others would have gladly have hit it had they the chance at the time and still wood 2.  Pretending otherwise is dishonest.

Ken Starr is disgusting all by himself.  He needs no help.  I hate haters.

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Diner TV / Re: DD Juke Box V2.0
« on: Today at 05:18:50 PM »
I saw him in Seattle, just before he passed.  I was totally into him.

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At first I did not think it could be you,
But you're the only one who got off the train.
Yes, you must be my wife Miss Annie Halsey.
I guess I am your husband,
Hello, I'm Harry Crane.

Mail Order Annie
Never mind your cryin'.
Your tears are sweet rain
In my empty life.
Mail Order Annie
Can't you see I'm tryin'
To tell you that I'm glad you're here
You are the woman, who's come to be my wife.

You know you're not as pretty
As I dreamed you'd be.
But then I'm not no handsome Fancy Dan.
But out here looks are really not important no, no.
It's what's inside a woman
When she up against the land.

Mail Order Annie,
Never mind your cryin'.
Your tears are sweet rain
In my empty life.
Mail Order Annie,
Can't you see I'm tryin'
To tell you that I'm glad you're here
You are the woman, who's come to be my wife.

You know it's not no easy life you're enterin',
The winter wind comes whistlin'
Through the cracks there in the sod.
You know you'll never have
Too many neighbors
There's you, babe
There's me and there's God.

You know I'm just a dirt man
From the North Dakota plains.
You're one girl from the city
Who's been thrown out on her own.
And I'm standin' here not sure of what to say to you
'Ceptin' Mail Order Annie,
Let's you and me go home.

Mail Order Annnie,
Never mind your cryin'
Your tears are sweet rain
In my empty life.
Mail Order Annie,
Can't you see I'm tryin'
To tell you that I'm glad you're here
You are the woman
Who's come to be my wife.

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I had the record.

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Not every billionaire is a climate denier. Larry Fink is smart enough to see what's coming. I doubt what Black Rock is doing matters much, though, in the long term scope of things.  We need for Charlie Koch to have a Road to Damascus moment and suddenly realize he's ruined a perfectly nice county.....and a lot more people just like him.
Not gonna happen though. They're  probably building small nuclear reactors now to run the AC in their Enviro-Domes.

The rich have better educations and are more worldly in general.  But everything else about wealth actually dumbs them down.  They inhabit ultra conservative bubbles that reflect their own wants and desires like a pond of Narcissus made of solid gold.



Or silicon, thus canceling out their edge in intellectual superiority.

From a pragmatic point of view smarter people outnumber billionaires by hundreds to one easy.   1% or less being significant because it illustrates the lunacy of billionaires running the world.

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While the most common sugar daddies are, tech entrepreneur, CEO, developer, financier, lawyer, and physician.

Don't forget idiot.

At $2000 a month three sugar daddies could set up a whore pretty good!


https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2020/01/14/young-canadian-women-sugar-babies-growing-in-popularity/


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Marathon Man Newz / Re: Department of You Can't Make This Shit Up
« on: January 16, 2020, 11:42:30 AM »


A Burning Sensation: Gwyneth Paltrow's $75 Vagina Scented Candle Is Already Sold Out

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Americans are SO STOOPID.

People will buy anything being pimped by their favorite celebrities.What's next, a blow-up pillow shaped like Kim Kadashian's ass?[


You gotta link?  :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:

That would be a really big deal!

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The Kitchen Sink / Re: Collapse of Global Industrial Civilization is Nigh
« on: January 16, 2020, 11:24:07 AM »
Collapse is certain but whether it is "nigh" or not is unknowable (assuming nigh means within a couple of years). And will it really be a collapse or a long decline? No-one knows. Maybe it's because no-one knows for sure that people generally assume it will not happen (an obviously false assumption). In any case, humans are a species and I don't think any species has consciously altered its behaviour, so I don't expect that to happen in our case.

Drink two glasses of Kool-Aid next time.  With two glasses we can be sure you will keep your wanking to yourself.

Whining about the inevitability of this or that reality arc bores me to tears.  Imagine another inevitability arc where we are all Amish.  Human nature will lead to inevitable goodness in that situation.  Or imagine we are Nazi and we are trading in tattoo skin lampshades.

Human nature does not mean anything outside of the context of a particular reality frame.  Reality frames can be changed making the 'human nature' argument moot. 

Unless you get a paycheck from the Department of Homeland Security for putting placating comments on line that is.  They are expert at neutering people into inaction and complacency.  They even get some people to push the 'it is hopeless human nature damns us to death' argument for them.  It is a strong 'tell'.  Real people are not comfortable in cognitive dissonance and that argument reeks of it.  Real people don't hold such an attitude unless they are clinically depressed.  The attitude goes against human nature.   



Red pill people love the 'I don't think any species has consciously altered its behavior' argument.  It makes their pill slide down nice and easy.

You are wrong about anybody 'it really be a collapse or a long decline'.  Just because you are ignorant does not mean everyone is.





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Geopolitics / Re: 🤡 Trumpty-Dumpty POTUS Thread
« on: January 16, 2020, 11:03:43 AM »

Nothing succeeds in American politics like blatant demagoguery, 

Trump knows the way to get elected is to wrap himself in the flag, pretend to be pious, and to do anything he can to goose the markets.


Donald Trump Is Promising ‘Big Action’ on School Prayer to Rally Evangelical Voters

“When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”

--attr. to Sinclair Lewis



If he carries a cross he'd better wear gloves.

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The Kitchen Sink / Re: Collapse of Global Industrial Civilization is Nigh
« on: January 15, 2020, 11:14:16 AM »
As some of you know, I have to find a new job.  I'm looking and was mystified  Why is it not to be so easy in a 3.5% unemployed economy.

True, I am an old fart, but I do have skills.  Yet the way things are going it is like I just got kicked out a prison gate with $100 of walking around money.


So WTF ?

Looking into things the average time to find a job when unemployed a year ago was 22 weeks.  Now it is 20 weeks but the unemployment rate is considered to be a historic low or some bullshit.  A year ago the claim could not have been made.  The unemployment rate was significantly higher but new ways were found to obfuscate the truth.  Somebody is fudging the numbers because we have 'job creators' otherwise known as liars in charge.  Check this out.



By itself that graph does not say much.  It turns out there is now a wide gap between what is advertised and what gets filled.  The graph says not that employers can't find people.  It says employers are only looking for perfect fits which means the true number of unemployed is:
  • huge
  • or the economy is on drugs and we are all about to feel a very hard crash.
Here the 'or' represents two explanations which in this case are not mutually exclusive at all, and are in fact two sides of the same coin.  The coin which will soon be the currency of fucked town.  But to our Republican dog catchers this is a Joseph Goebbels wet dream.  They can completely spin it the other way.

We can't find the exact fit and that is all we want because anything else loses us money for we have built a fucking house of cards becomes:

Low unemployment.

Unmitigated growth has moved us to an area where efficiencies in budgets have become so extreme and efficiencies in operational procedures have become so prescribed there is no wiggle room.  Like a giant puzzle with 1000 pieces there are only a few missing.  If you don't have the exact shape, and to be ironic, I'll say the right color, you are fucked.  And expand your definition of color.  Color is now seen with closed eyes.

This is difficult to explain, I'll start another way.  Just before the Rwandan genocide the land was lush.  Food was being grown everywhereEverywhere is in bold because that was the problem.  The 'system' had never worked better or was it ever more fragile.  But production had reached its limit and then when the trigger came, people started to do what their genetics told them to do when there were too many people in one place.  Jevon's paradox at the end of the line.

Economically we are a high tech Rwanda also about to go on genetic autopilot.  The cheetoh will claim he is a job creator even as they drag him away.  There was a time when I would have thought that would be crazy behavior.  But now in a land fully propagandized, where the average person is managed so completely they have no clue about the actual state of our reality; he who screams louder wins.

And there are all sorts of ways to keep the little guy offline.  Even while he/she thinks they are a video star.

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The Kitchen Sink / Re: Collapse of Global Industrial Civilization is Nigh
« on: January 15, 2020, 09:55:17 AM »
Now UP on Global Economic Intersection!  :icon_sunny:

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 :emthup: :emthup:


Thank You for the plug RE.  :D


( I looked into why the raw HTML appears when copying your quote for a minute. )  Your quote is a different 'flavor' in 'class='bbc_alternate_quote'.  It has something to do with plug-ins.  I looked at it with the 'dev tools' in the browser menu which everybody has in their upper right hamburger button.

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K-Dog Off Leash Newz / Re: Cut and paste with a snarky woof.
« on: January 14, 2020, 06:50:27 PM »
A bit too hasty on English phrases.  Taking 'Pick Up Artist' to a whole new level he is.  But it won't work.


Lonely Japanese billionaire seeks 'female partner to go to the moon with him'



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A lonely Japanese billionaire is seeking a "life partner" who can accompany him on his upcoming trip to the moon.

Yusaku Maezawa, the eccentric head of an online fashion empire with a net worth of approximately $2 billion, according to Forbes, famously paid his way to become the first private passenger to visit the moon with Elon Musk's aerospace company SpaceX.

I'm not going to cut and paste the whole thing.  It amuses strongly but not for long.  Like Chinese food.

https://abcnews.go.com/Business/lonely-japanese-billionaire-seeks-female-partner-moon/story?id=68245273

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Surly Newz / Re: The Daily Meme
« on: January 14, 2020, 09:50:55 AM »

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The Kitchen Sink / Re: Collapse of Global Industrial Civilization is Nigh
« on: January 12, 2020, 04:30:00 PM »
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f you want to blame somebody, I vote we blame Fritz Haber.

I'll second that but lets put Louis Pasteur on the ticket too.



If it weren't for his damn germ theory we'd blissfully not be here.

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Knarfs Knewz / Re: Trump doubles down on threat to take oil from Syria
« on: January 11, 2020, 11:24:16 AM »
President cuts off Fox News interviewer who appears to try to cover over his admission

Donald Trump has renewed his threats to forcibly steal oil from Syria, a move which experts say would amount to a war crime.

Since Fat Orange has pardoned a war criminal and arguably committed a war crime by assassinating a government leader of a country we're not at war with, perhaps he intends to collect the entire set.

Like collector plates from Franklin Mint.

Hail to the Thief !

Our Chief is nothing but Grief

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