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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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I thought it was most interesting that the US could snuff one general and the world turns upside down, but fifty-odd people can be crushed to death by Festival Seating at his funeral and nobody bats an eye.

That's because they aren't "IMPORTANT" People.  They are just "Useless Eaters".

Only RICH People, Politically POWERFUL People and Military Generals count in the Newz Cycle.  Does anyone report on all the Dead Grunts who get shot in Afghanistan?  Of course not.

RE

'interesting' is not my word for it.  I don't have a word for it yet but 'interesting' is not it.  It does not capture the emotion I feel.

Don't forget about the 178 on the jet.

5? (the strike) + 57 (crushed) + 178 (on jet) + ? (airbase missiles)



And Trump is still ringing up points.



Hope he does not hit the power ball!



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Sustainable Energy / Re: 💡 Electrical Resilience
« on: January 09, 2020, 09:49:14 AM »
Electromagnets can build up the same flux density of permanent rare earth magnets.  A common freak out expletive in doom despair is to claim we won't be able to build windmills without rare earth minerals.

Bullshit.  How the hell do you suppose they would have built a windmill in 1942 if they had needed to.  Using am Iron/Copper motor Tesla would have understood and probably designed is how.

If I ever catch up on some of my other projects I should build an all copper and steel generator designed for low rpm use just to show how stupid people are.  Build the thing, write an article and explain all the info to do the same was only 5 clicks away in Google but that all you fools fell for 'we need rare earths' without bothering to find out what the hell magnetic flux is and how its measured first.

Put a deposit on copper and have criminal penalties for companies who manufacture copper items with out taking steps to recycle used copper.  Heavy deposits if need be to keep copper in the system.

Recycle copper and there is enough iron to make windmills forever.  As long as there is energy to refine the metal and enough palm oil for lubrication.  Insulate the wires with cotton if need be like it was before WW1.  Or use HEMP.

If engineers ran the world we'd be around for a few hundred more years.

Hemp is in glitter because it is the answer to everything according to some.

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The more teenagers delay smoking marijuana until they’re older, the better it is for their brains, but there may be little ill effect if they start after age 17, says a new Université de Montréal study.

Adolescents who smoke pot as early as 14 do worse by 20 on some cognitive tests and drop out of school at a higher rate than non-smokers, confirms the study, published Dec. 29 in Development and Psychopathology, a Cambridge University Press journal.

“Overall, these results suggest that, in addition to academic failure, fundamental life skills necessary for problem-solving and daily adaptation […] may be affected by early cannabis exposure,” the study says.

However, the cognitive declines associated with cannabis do not seem to be global or widespread, cautioned the study’s lead author, Natalie Castellanos-Ryan, an assistant professor at UdeM’s School of Psychoeducation.

Her study found links between cannabis use and brain impairment only in the areas of verbal IQ and specific cognitive abilities related to frontal parts of the brain, particularly those that require learning by trial-and-error.

In addition, if teenagers hold off until age 17 before smoking their first joint, those impairments are no longer discernible. “We found that adolescents who started using cannabis at 17 or older performed equally well as adolescents who did not use cannabis,” said Castellanos-Ryan.

Of 294 teens, roughly half smoked pot
In the study, she and her team of researchers at UdeM and CHU Saint-Justine, the university’s affiliated children’s hospital, looked at 294 teenagers who were part of the Montreal Longitudinal and Experimental Study, a well-known cohort of 1,037 white French-speaking males from some of the city’s poorer neighbourhoods. The teenagers  completed a variety of cognitive tests at ages 13, 14 and 20 and filled out a questionnaire once a year from ages 13 to 17 and again at 20, between 1991 and 1998.

Roughly half – 43 per cent – reported smoking pot at some point during that time, most of them only a few times a year. At 20 years of age, 51 per cent said they still used the drug. In general, those who started early already had poor short-term memory and poor working memory (that is, the ability to store information such as a phone number long enough to use it, or follow an instruction shortly after it was given). Conversely, the early users also had good verbal skills and vocabulary; Castellanos-Ryan suggested one possible explanation: “It takes quite a lot of skills for a young adolescent to get hold of drugs; they’re not easy-access.

She and her team found smoking cannabis during adolescence was only linked to later difficulties with verbal abilities and cognitive abilities of learning by trial-and-error, and those abilities declined faster in teens who started smoking early than teens who started smoking later. The early adopters also tended to drop out of school sooner, which helped explain the decrease in their verbal abilities. “The results of this study suggest that the effects of cannabis use on verbal intelligence are explained not by neurotoxic effects on the brain, but rather by a possible social mechanism: Adolescents who use cannabis are less likely to attend school and graduate, which may then have an impact on the opportunities to further develop verbal intelligence,” said Castellanos-Ryan.

Besides filling out questionnaires about their use of drugs and alcohol over the previous year, the boys participated in a number of tests to measure their cognitive development. For example, they were given words and numbers to remember and repeat in various configurations, were asked to learn new associations between various images, played a card game to gauge their response to winning or losing money, and, in a test of their vocabulary, had to name objects and describe similarities between words. In general, those who performed poorly in language tests and tests that required learning by trial-and-error, either to make associations between images or to detect a shift in the ratio of gains to losses during the card game, reported smoking pot in their young teens.

‘We have to be realistic’
What should be the takeaway from the study?

 “I think that we should focus on delaying onset (of marijuana use),” said Castellanos-Ryan, who next intends to study whether these results can be replicated in other samples of adolescents and to see if cannabis use is associated with other problems, such as drug abuse, later in life. Prevention is especially important now, she added, since marijuana is much more potent than it was in the 1990s, and because teenagers today have a more favourable attitude to its use, viewing marijuana as much less harmful than other recreational drugs.

“But it is important to stick to the evidence we have and not exaggerate the negatives of cannabis,” she cautioned. “We can’t tell children, ‘If you smoke cannabis you’re going to damage your brain massively and ruin your life.’ We have to be realistic and say, ‘We are finding evidence that there are some negative effects related to cannabis use, especially if you start early, and so, if you can hold off as long as you can – at least until you’re 17 – then it’s less likely there’ll be an impact on your brain.'”

About this study
The study was funded by a Fond de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) fellowship to Natalie Castellanos-Ryan; a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant to Jean. R. Séguin, Sophie Parent and Frank Vitaro; and an infrastructure grant from the Fond de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

The Montreal Longitudinal and Experimental Study was initiated by Richard Tremblay and Frank Vitaro in 1984 and is headed by them with funding from several federal and provincial agencies.

https://yeevu.com/delaying-pot-smoking-to-age-17-is-better-for-teens-brains-a-new-study-suggests/

I was not a stoner until I was in my 20's.  I BEAT THE SYSTEM!

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They are pretty much as I remember if you do them right!

I know we are not supposed to eat beef but the cow was already dead.

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Surly Newz / Re: WHAT DO WE REALLY KNOW?
« on: January 08, 2020, 10:33:38 AM »
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$500 million contract from the Pentagon to execute a top secret propaganda program in Iraq


I'm sure no R & D is involved and the money is all going to continuing operations.  A good reminder not to get sucked into arguments too far.  The person you argue against might not even be a person!



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K-Dog Off Leash Newz / Cut and paste with a snarky woof.
« on: January 08, 2020, 12:35:50 AM »
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"Felix," she said, "I'm sitting on a land mine, and I don't know what to do about it. Take a look at this file, and tell me what you think." The senator took the file, put on his reading glasses, and slowly read through the data. When he finished, he looked up at his wife. "Jesus," he exclaimed, "this certainly explains a lot. How do you think all that shit got there?"

"I have no idea," Sonia replied, "but I'm not sure that's the most important issue we need to address right now. The crucial issue is, What do I do with this information? With all that shit in their heads, I doubt most Americans would even be able to understand it. What's the point of your taking this info to your colleagues on the CDI if they are basically a bunch of shitheads?"

An excerpt from https://morrisberman.blogspot.com/  Project X

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K-Dog Off Leash Newz / Trumps Total Fuckup (Iran) Official Thread
« on: January 07, 2020, 10:36:25 AM »
Numbers vary but it looks to be a classic case of crowd asphyxiation.  Numbers as high as 56 dead.

Stampede kills 56 at funeral for Iranian general slain by US

https://apnews.com/add7a702258b4419d796aa5f48e577fc

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Iranian lawmakers chant slogans as some of them hold posters of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone attack, in an open session of parliament, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Iran's parliament has passed an urgent bill declaring the U.S. military's command at the Pentagon in Washington and those acting on its behalf "terrorists," subject to Iranian sanctions. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A stampede broke out Tuesday at the funeral for a top Iranian general slain in a U.S. airstrike, and at least 56 people were killed and more than 200 were injured as thousands thronged the procession, Iranian news reports said.

The stampede took place in Kerman, the hometown of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, as the procession began, said Pirhossein Koulivand, head of Iran’s emergency medical services.

There was no information about what set off the crush. Online videos showed people lying apparently lifeless, their faces covered by clothing. Emergency crews performed CPR on others as people wailed and cried out to God....

What follows is a citizen video from You Tube.  Skip the first minute.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Z-JgEgvXe-k" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Z-JgEgvXe-k</a>

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Knarfs Knewz / Re: Knarf's Knewz Channel
« on: January 07, 2020, 10:20:17 AM »
Trump is an MK Ultra Zionist sleeper agent.  Bibi whispered the trigger word in his ear.

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Geopolitics / Re: 🤡 Trumpty-Dumpty POTUS Thread
« on: January 06, 2020, 12:12:06 PM »
Trump fucked up big and the only way our media will care to balance the situation is to ramp grief up a notch.  As explained:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/hPOy-LutJQg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/hPOy-LutJQg</a>

Nathan is a good guy.

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Geopolitics / Re: 🤡 Trumpty-Dumpty POTUS Thread
« on: January 06, 2020, 11:17:50 AM »
And speaking of Jesus Fucking Christ.


The Iraqi Parliament held an emergency session on Sunday to discuss the US airstrike in Baghdad that killed Iranian terror leader Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.  The Iraqi Parliament voted to end US military presence in their country.

Then:

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“We have a very extraordinarily expensive air base that’s there. It cost billions of dollars to build, long before my time. We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it,“ Trump told reporters as he returned to Washington from Florida. “If they do ask us to leave, if we don’t do it in a very friendly basis, we will charge them sanctions like they’ve never seen before ever. It’ll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame.”

He is off the fucking rails.  The man has his finger on the button.  I will be very happy when we hear the man had his finger on the button.  I want Trump the now clearly revealed murdering asshole past-tense.  Mushroom cloud laying motherfuckers come to mind since that could be exactly what happens from all this.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Qm2BpI6TCDE" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Qm2BpI6TCDE</a>

Trump should be on brain detail.  Hope Putin does not give them a nuke.  Here we have Samuel L. Iran talking.

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