Please know your philosophical razors if you dont already!
(taken from wikipedia):
Occam’s razor: Simpler explanations are more likely to be correct; avoid unnecessary or improbable assumptions.
Hanlon’s razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Hitchens’s razor: “What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.”
Hume’s guillotine: What ought to be cannot be deduced from what is. “If the cause, assigned for any effect, be not sufficient to produce it, we must either reject that cause, or add to it such qualities as will give it a just proportion to the effect.”
Newton’s flaming laser sword: If something cannot be settled by experiment or observation, then it is not worthy of debate.
Sagan standard: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Popper’s falsifiability principle: For a theory to be considered scientific, it must be falsifiable.
Grice’s razor: As a principle of parsimony[disambiguation needed], conversational implications are to be preferred over semantic context for linguistic explanations.
@lucifargundam Actually bought Monero using Bitcoin. I like that it's not transparent as Bitcoin is and it could be more challenging for my sister to withdraw as fiat money. I traded at Binance. (Currently self-quarantining so didn't want to go out).
https://youtu.be/SbTQJGxk95o this is so funny. Comparing 1984 to bird site what a stretch. And I love how G. Orwell is depicted as anti-left when he was democratic socialist a talked mainly about totalitarianism (this was mostly done in my country I don't know how he was depicted elsewhere).
Its a 1 in a 1,000,000 chance you will get hit by a meteor in your lifetime. Even less likely it will happen today.
So, what is the chance that at some point today something, anything, will happen to you that has a 1 in a 1,000,000 chance of happening or more? In other words, how often does a day go by where something nearly impossible happens... well, the answer is it is pretty much guaranteed.
In fact every moment you are experiencing countless events that have a one in a million chance or more of happening. Try and wrap your head around that :)
This right here is the AI dream I devoted my life and career to.. Game over, time for me to retire, nothing left to do.
Since everyone is going around complaining about cops or rioters (and rightfully so) I thought I'd take an opportunity to offer actual solutions. These are the solutions I would impose to solve the problem.
Most of the solution centers around just one important problem that is the root of the whole issue. Police are above the law. They tend to get leniency for crimes due to be officer, especially when it is the result of carrying out their "duty" and even when there is an attempt to hold them accountable they cover up each others mistakes in various ways that get them out of it. This is where all the solutions lie.. so here they are:
1) eliminate all police unions, I'd say any government job that makes or enforces policy of any kind should not be allowed to unionize. Unions generally use theie collective bargaining power to wipe police officers with bad records clean and thus allow them to avoid getting in trouble.
2) Ensure the law has just as strict a consequence for an officer as it does a citizen and that them being an officer doesnt give them any greater latitude in that regard. If anything their consequences when on duty should be stricter. If they shoot someone because of a mistake because they thought they had a gun when they didnt, murder, no exceptions, no different than a citizen.
3) any officer on the scene when #2 happens and a officer breaks the law is expected to immediately stop the incident if they can and at a minimum arrest the officer immediately. If any officer fails to arrest another officer they will be consider an accomplice and equally as guilty as if they carried out the offense themselves
4) retroactively apply the #2 and #3 to all officers currently on the force to serve as an example. Give a 2 week grace period so any officers who would fall under the category of #3 have a chance to arrest their fellow officers who have in the past commited a crime under #2. After two weeks any officers guilty of #2 or #3 will be arrested with no forgiveness. Resigning from their position will not grant them immunity.
5) Require body cams, ensure the body cams can not be turned off
6) Any officer intentionally hiding their body cam during an incident will immediately loose their job and be fined one year back pay. If there is evidence of wrong doing they will be tried and this action held against them as evidence.
7) officers are always required to be in pairs or more.
8) Reverse broken-glass policying policies from the top down. Have officers focus on real crime as a priority and deprioritize non-violent crimes.
Uncharacteristically political, uncharacteristically left-leaning
I'm not explicitly *against* capitalism, but sometimes I just feel like...
"Everyone can make a living, so long as you're better than everyone else in your field"
And even then, you don't actually have to be great at your job. You have to be "ok" at your job, and be great at self-marketing.
And the optics on this are frankly TERRIBLE for the left.
This is what Middle America is now thinking:
"Oh, so NOW it's okay to congregate in large crowds? So there never was a COVID-19, was there? There never was a need to burn down the economy. All the right-wing conspiracy types were saying that public health experts' support for a lockdown would magically evaporate when it was politically convenient, and that seemed stupid. But well, looky here. Exactly that is happening."
This is not arresting rioters anymore right? I would say this is a literal attack on free speech
Yet somehow society expects us to feel respect and admiration for 'roidal savages such as these. No thanks
RT @BrutumF: Look at this cop forcing the weapon into the protester's hand to create cause.
Short quote only -- see link below :
"In XKCD comic 1357, “Free Speech”, Randall Munroe offers a characteristically concise and snappy summary of one of the canonical arguments about free expression: “The right to free speech means the government can’t arrest you for what you say. It doesn’t mean anyone else has to listen to your bullshit, or host you while you share it…. If you’re yelled at… or get banned from an internet community your free speech rights aren’t being violated.”
I have a lot of sympathy for this argument! After all, what’s the alternative? That the government should order other people to host your objectionable speech? Surely there’s a free speech interest in not being compelled to publish things you disagree with. “Free expression” includes the right not to speak, and the right not to listen."
Must-read by @doctorow about politics, the internet and action/inaction
Este va para @paula_ruiz . O eres antifascista o eres fascista. Quien mira para otro lado ante el fascismo, se convierte en cómplice de el, por ende es un fascista en potencia.
Armenian, living in the Czech republic that wants to move to Sweden one day.
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