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December 7th, 2021, 9:24 pm

"You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold."
http://moses.law.umn.edu/darrow/documen ... _Vol_1.pdf

Fascinating. William Jennigs Bryan - probably a figure well known to Americans, but newly encountered by me in a completely different context, anti-evolution activism (a slightly less insane version of creationism - but only slightly). I've been recently studying the history of the theory of evolution, out of the same curiousness which made me study the history of physics long ago, and realise how prone it is to intrinsic faults of both its scientific and non-scientific mechanisms. The evolutionary theory seems even more susceptible to them, as shown by the human (and non-human) history. Why is it impossibly difficult to realise a theoretically simple QM experiment? And why is racism if we are all equal? Something is wrong with science - after Kant, or even already Newton, it detached from reality, and once it grew stronger and recruited the army of followers, came back in an attempt to replace it. In some cases it succeeded, and hence the pathologies mentioned above. Anyway, WJB fascinated me with the power of his rethorics and completeness of his believes, so I decided to learn more about him - I discovered more than i expected. Dont judge the creationist by his bible's cover! Seriously, I think WJB was on the right side...
 
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December 7th, 2021, 9:38 pm

You would enjoy "Inherit the Wind", one of my all-time favorite movies.
(The character Mathew Harrison Brady is patterned after WJB).
 
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December 7th, 2021, 9:59 pm

Thanks! I will definitely watch it. Omg! Spencer Tracy! Oh, the freckles... <3
 
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May 31st, 2022, 12:27 pm

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July 2nd, 2022, 4:39 pm

I'm pro life from conception to death
 
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July 13th, 2022, 3:05 pm

Our engineers have looked into this inquiry and stated this is working as programmed.  --- BBG support
 
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July 14th, 2022, 5:40 pm

Our engineers have looked into this inquiry and stated this is working as programmed.  --- BBG support
Clearly not to be confused with “working as intended.”
 
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August 9th, 2022, 7:05 am

We expect a CPI print above expectation
 
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August 9th, 2022, 11:09 pm

 “leaving the EU has made leaving the UK more difficult”. 
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August 10th, 2022, 6:54 am

You’ve become a bit of a bunny boiler, Cuch!

Alex Forrest : [from her tape, which Dan is listening to] Hello, Dan. Are you surprised? This is what you've reduced me to. I guess you thought you'd get away with it. Well... you can't. 'Cause part of you is growing inside of me, and that's a fact, Dan, and... you'd better start... learning how to deal with it. 'Cause you know, I... I feel you. I taste you. I think you. I touch you. Can you understand? Can you? I'm just... asking you... to acknowledge your responsibilities. Is that so bad? I don't think so. I-I don't think it's unreasonable. And, you know, another thing is that you thought that you could just walk into my life, and turn it upside down, without a thought for anyone but yourself. You know what you are, Dan? You're a cock-sucking son of a bitch. I hate you. I bet you don't even like girls, do you? Ha! You disappoint me, you fucking faggot!
 
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August 19th, 2022, 1:09 pm

A textbook bear market rally

The textbook comment of someone being crushed by the market.
 
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August 19th, 2022, 4:32 pm

Should we distinguish between a bear market rally and a dead cat bounce (with apologies to Kat).
 
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August 26th, 2022, 11:11 am

"Forget flashy cars and selfies in exotic locations. Enter the era of "log envy"."
Krazee

That's enough for 3 months (1 stove/fireplace)

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August 28th, 2022, 8:17 am

“As time passes, the system becomes less and less well-ordered. Sooner or later the fixing cease to gain any ground. Each forward step is matched by a backward one. Although in principle usable forever, the system has worn out as a base for progress. ...A brand-new, from-the-ground-up redesign is necessary.”

― Frederick P. Brooks Jr., The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering
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