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Forum Post: Amygdalae

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 23, 2013, 11:42 a.m. EST by equibble (34) from East Point, GA
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The Libertarian asks, “What's the difference between Micro and Macro?”

An honest and accurate if somewhat simplistic answer is: “Micro is about individual behavior and is largely unpredictable. Macro is about collective phenomena that are predicted statistically with great precision.”

Lib is horrified by the word collective. “I reject that answer. Statistics are bullshit!

“Are you indoctrinated so deeply that I've touched the amygdalae? Do you flee from and fight the truth at once?”

Conditioned thought-emotion responses to words and concepts are frequent in my experience dating back more than 50 years. The programmed American [most Americans] will not think about anything that may be construed to challenge the rule of the rich or their right to dominate our lives for their own well being. We don't often embrace the thought that they prosper by hard work of others in the community that they manage indirectly through their corporate simulacra. We're programmed to believe their own hard work and ingenuity is responsible for all the wealth they own or control, though it would be physically impossible for an individual to make so much. The thought that they are a danger to the community of the Human Race that creates their wealth is not even permitted among the ruling class themselves.

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28141) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Good opening statement - very much including: The thought that they are a danger to the community of the Human Race that creates their wealth is not even permitted among the ruling class themselves

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

http://occupywallst.org/forum/charity-causes-poverty/

Welcome to libe(R)topia, where up is down and left is right.

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[-] 0 points by equibble (34) from East Point, GA 1 year ago

Merely shooting bastards will not suffice. Elimination from the gene pool because they're a threat to life on the Planet Earth will work for me.

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28141) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

some kind of teachable moments

Applied Darwinism "for" Society???

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28141) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Not just survival of a species ( no not feces "they" are causing the problems ) but of a whole world as well.

Introductory (trick) question:

Is the habit of eating ones own ( as well as everything else in sight ) a good specie survival trait?

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28141) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Well lets hope the experiment is ended prior to it ending the world.

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28141) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Measured in microns? Or subatomic? Cause things are gonna get pretty nasty from here on out to recovery - IF - we fixed everything today!

Will we just nicker ( nacker? nip? nip ) by by the radius of a quark?

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28141) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

It will be a hellacious world to survive in if "all" of the Ice melts.

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28141) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

[-] 3 points by ZenDog (16942) from South Burlington, VT 1 hour ago

I could be way off, but I tend to expect the next five to ten years, maybe 15, to provide some illusion, some sense, that this whole global warming thing may not be all that bad a deal.

Like last year, I made a ton of money plowing snow, and the ski industry was tickled pink I'm sure. Events like Katrina, Irene, Sandy, or the two months of rain we got this year are bad, sure. Yup. But we can continue to claim that it is impossible to tie individual events to global warming and so overlook the severity of those events, which I think can be tied to global warming.

So many of the older guys working the fossil fuel industry may not get to see it when the shit turns the corner. I suspect that turning may be marked by the loss of the Greenland Ice sheet, but we'll see.

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Good comment - but I think that we have already been through the hiatus. That was the period following the major activity of environmental groups which really started to come into their own in the 60's.

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28141) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Very true - the assholes that are fighting for continued use of fossil fuel figure that they will be dead before it gets really nasty - WRONG.

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago
[-] -2 points by equibble (34) from East Point, GA 1 year ago

That's appealing. I thought stop breeding in the '60s. Then I realized the only people who would have enough sense to do it are the one's who should breed. And the most inhumane would claim the Earth as their prize with no one to protest the win.