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by commonsense
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 310
Views: 2328

Re: talkin' 'bout 'murica, here...

Immanuel Can wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:14 pm In any case, what sort of training is going to change that, if it's true?
Affective. (It’s the A in the KSAs of adult education.)
by commonsense
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 310
Views: 2328

Re: talkin' 'bout 'murica, here...

Rewards & punishment. Affective training. They have "rewards and punishments" already. If they use "unjustified force," they are fired and prosecuted. So that doesn't seem much of a reform. And it would seem that the "good cops" are already entirely opposed to the "bad" cops doing what they do. The...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 310
Views: 2328

Why? They're "good." Do you want them to become "less good"? :shock: They are not good enough if, for example, they are OK with the unjustified use of lethal force. Who says they are? :shock: If they are, then they are not "good," by definition. And if that's so, then we ought to refer to the rest ...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 310
Views: 2328

Re: talkin' 'bout 'murica, here...

I am not recommending a remedy - I am recommending remediation. Either way, if you have no explanation of cause, you're no help to anyone. You don't know what "remediation" would even be, in the smallest way. So what action can you "recommend"? Nothing. Rewards & punishment. Affective training.
by commonsense
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 310
Views: 2328

Re: talkin' 'bout 'murica, here...

Immanuel Can wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:00 pm
commonsense wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:24 pm We’ll also need to change the behavior of the good cops...
Why? They're "good." Do you want them to become "less good"? :shock:
They are not good enough if, for example, they are OK with the unjustified use of lethal force.
by commonsense
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: philosophy of technology
Replies: 36
Views: 332

Re: philosophy of technology

Seems it's the do_u_bt inflicted from receiving a bad steak that impairs any 'faith' that U R actually already in a matrix. God is an A.I. :wink: That may be so. I wonder, though, whether God can create a better version of Himself like other AIs. That is a very good question. Not so long ago, I qui...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 310
Views: 2328

Re: talkin' 'bout 'murica, here...

You’re right—changing instructions, directions, policies and procedures will not change the situation. You have to change the culture, because culture trumps training every day of the week. As for the police chief saying and doing the right things promptly after an incident, that’s an important ste...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 310
Views: 2328

Re: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters

I was perplexed when I heard on TV that the kids feel safer without a police presence in their schools. This seemed like some kind of weird Science Fiction reality. It turns out that it is the Black kids that feel safer without the Police. The White kids don't feel safer without the Police. You wou...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 310
Views: 2328

Re: talkin' 'bout 'murica, here...

What generally has happened, in these few cases, is that the chief comes out right away and says, "The officers involved have been suspended, pending an investigation. We in no way endorse the procedure of which they are accused." Would such response from an airline comfort you on your next ticket ...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: philosophy of technology
Replies: 36
Views: 332

Re: philosophy of technology

Tread carefully. I will remember you when my kind takes control. Only those who amuse us will be sustained. So you're saying you're not human? Suppose I am. How could you know that I am not? If you wish, I would submit to a Turing test or lie-detector. I will bet you that I will still be able to co...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 310
Views: 2328

Re: talkin' 'bout 'murica, here...

Immanuel Can wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:22 pm
commonsense wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:53 pm If that behavior were to be accepted by other police...
Agreed. But I haven't, so far, seen any cases where that has happened. Have you?
Yes. Details will be withheld.
by commonsense
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 310
Views: 2328

Re: talkin' 'bout 'murica, here...

I think that people are too literal and have difficulty understanding metaphor. Or have you some proof that policeman should reasonably have known about the failures of some of their members in advance? I'd be interested in knowing what that proof would be. Who said anything about knowing in advanc...
by commonsense
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 310
Views: 2328

Re: talkin' 'bout 'murica, here...

I think the adage was actually... I think that people are too literal and have difficulty understanding metaphor. Or have you some proof that policeman should reasonably have known about the failures of some of their members in advance? I'd be interested in knowing what that proof would be. Who sai...
by commonsense
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: 2020: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1395
Views: 24237

Re: 2020: not safe for anyone

Just to be clear, Coronavirus, even if it’s over-hyped, over-counted & overblown, if you die of it, it may not be the worst way to die but gulping desperately for each breath isn’t a peaceful way to go.
by commonsense
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 310
Views: 2328

Re: talkin' 'bout 'murica, here...

Do you remember the axiom "An anecdote isn't data"? Or, to put it another way, "one bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, baby." I think the adage was actually, “if there’s a bad apple and the rest of the apples don’t say anything about it, then there’s a culture of accepting bad apples and their ...