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by Walker
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Essential services during the pandemic
Replies: 40
Views: 557

Re: Essential services during the pandemic

Young and attractive women are at risk of being raped. Having a dog with a machine gun will eliminate that risk. Therefore, any woman not so equipped is behaving irresponsibly. Don't be silly. There's many ways to be responsible. Even Mitten Force will work under the right conditions. This particul...
by Walker
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus Craziness
Replies: 495
Views: 4058

Re: Coronavirus Craziness

Add to the list the speculation that the Chinese communist government, having correctly assessed the temper of the West for decades, is playing the long game without firing a shot.

What species of bat was in the toxic soup, and is it indigenous to the Wuhan area?
by Walker
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite movie scenes
Replies: 534
Views: 36737

Re: Favourite movie scenes

“He's a Highlander, by God, and the last sound he hears should not be that of a wailing woman!”
- Highlander

The next day she is a completely different woman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0fawc73Hy8

Great fadeout.
by Walker
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How to cope with being in Lockdown.
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: How to cope with being in Lockdown.

... and confuse the inner voice with thought. That's a hell of a statement. Your own? Are you familiar with Castaneda's references to the Foreign Installation? What about thoughts that pop in from nowhere, from out of the blue, from way out in left field, apropos of nothing? You think of someone yo...
by Walker
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How to cope with being in Lockdown.
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: How to cope with being in Lockdown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SsIgXp00aA -Imp I take it to mean, coping by becoming an escape artist. It could also mean coping via sharpening up trivial pursuit skills starting with Houdini, or it could mean coping through the distraction of a séance, perhaps a Ouija board when for some strange...
by Walker
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Sweden's Science is different to Italy's Science.
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Sweden's Science is different to Italy's Science.

Reports: STILL Sweden bucks the trend: Public continue to mill about in groups as life goes on despite warnings their government's coronavirus approach is recipe for disaster. Depends on how you define disaster. Extinction, or survival? Ten million population with sealed borders. Herd immunity insu...
by Walker
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Get ready for the re-emergence of the Black Death Plague
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Get ready for the re-emergence of the Black Death Plague

The essence doesn’t change. To predict what might be, discover what was. A Journal of the Plague Year – Daniel Defoe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Journal_of_the_Plague_Year “In the book, Defoe goes to great pains to achieve an effect of verisimilitude, identifying specific neighborhoods, streets,...
by Walker
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 205
Views: 1208

Re: God and COVID-19

My apologies Walker as I certainly got the wrong end of the stick there. I could blame your tendency for over turgid prose but suspect 'God' gave me a brain fart or I just had a senior moment. Turgid? Tell that to a brainwashed teen superhero and you'll hear, "How dare you!" Although the transmissi...
by Walker
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus Craziness
Replies: 495
Views: 4058

Re: Coronavirus Craziness

Attacking and denigrating the life-savers ... either England is quite the ironic place or else it’s under assault from “outside agitators.” Maybe both?
by Walker
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Tort … Hindsight is easy
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Tort … Hindsight is easy

Here’s a news clip you’re not going to see flogged every day. I hunted it down from memory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SKy8XAn5MQ On Feb. 24, Nancy Pelosi was out in public rubbing shoulders, spit talking to everyone that the world was perfectly safe for business as usual in San Francisco's Ch...
by Walker
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus Craziness
Replies: 495
Views: 4058

Re: Coronavirus Craziness

A weapon is more effective than the Mitten Force at discouraging fools. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajaENs2iRJE * God help the nurses in England. “NHS nurses have been told to not wear their uniforms in public after some had been discriminated against and verbally abused in public, spat at, and ...
by Walker
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite movie scenes
Replies: 534
Views: 36737

Re: Favourite movie scenes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RSaBoDl_9k That's a hell of a speech. Unions (and Henry Ford) built the middle class. Public-sector union, now that’s another animal. A case can be made that it’s an unethical animal. “The public sector is financed by taxes, making public sector unions able to play ...
by Walker
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Essential services during the pandemic
Replies: 40
Views: 557

Re: Essential services during the pandemic

In my view, yes it is. It may well be that some women have abortions for no other reason than "stone-cold, fucked-up selfishness", but that doesn't apply to any of the women I know who have had abortions. None of them took it lightly. Once I was scanning the radio reception while driving and I happ...
by Walker
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Some People Might Not Have Conscious Experiences
Replies: 69
Views: 589

Re: Some People Might Not Have Conscious Experiences

Even the people that don't have Qualia are Conscious in the general sense but they do not have a Conscious Experience of something like Redness for example. They simply Detect that there is Red out in their field of view much like a Computer does. They somehow sense what their Neurons are doing dif...
by Walker
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 205
Views: 1208

Re: God and COVID-19

In the blame-logic of such a view, without God either atheists or nobody would be to blame for abominations. Outside of the view, blame the Chinese communist government, which I hear supplants God in that culture. How could an atheist blame a 'God"? I think you are confusing atheists with ex-theist...