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  1. When Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, reality became a joke for me. Anyone else feel the same way?
  2. Used to support now not against yet but disturbed by reports of people in Canadian hospitals being reminded repeatedly and without solicitation of their option to die by doctor if their medical care is costly.
  3. Used it this morning at work when drafting a pretty extensive message on new product features. What would have taken me about 40 minutes (with editing) took 15 and the notes were really good. It can also write usable code and even re-create a form of the internet (see twitter). Add on top of it its ability to make poetry, speak about some complicated financial and science topics with nuance mind-blowing even some experts...this is pretty extraordinary. What's even more shocking is that an even more powerful version will be released in the next few months according to OpenAI.
  4. Is this unique to red? I feel this is common across all humans yellow and below.
  5. People who don't mind immigrants don't make internet posts mentioning immigrants who are "casually dressed" who speak English "so terrible" that makes you think why on earth they are here while admitting you do hold "a personal grudge." One thinks of a Trump supporter in Trump regalia at a literal Trump rally saying "I'm not racist or nothing but..."
  6. Ok. You are definitely European. There's something snotty I sense here. Americans only: do you think our country would be greater if we had a "snotty" attitude toward immigrants?
  7. I can accept stealing as somehow related to red. Although I notice they typical won't blantly steal from friends. Maybe a weak punk or those they want to dominate, but there's also an honor culture on the street. Blatant stealing is not red. As for emotional immaturity, you need to go further an define that more. I find that many stage red people are broadly aware of the ethics of their community and won't go against that. They don't spend hours on personal introspection and reflecting on their emotions, but is that the same as emotional immaturity? Personally I think a lot of stage yellow people can also fall into the category of emotional immaturity. This ugly stereotype of red as a feeling less brute who impulsively does violence is not helpful to this enlightening model.
  8. Stealing from others, drinking alcohol and using drugs, and the other things you describe are not defining of stage red. This could very easily be state orange. Red is violent, and impressed by displays of power and desires power over others it deems weaker. You can have someone at that stage who never drinks easily. I know many stage red Muslims for instance.
  9. This comes across as a dumb, non-empathetic, at minimum classist and borderline racist post. But we will assume the best and think because of your non-native command of English you are unaware of the offense you cause. America has immigrants for multiple reasons. Partly it's because our country has always defined itself as an immigrant country and even its iconic statute of liberty has a famous poem that reads "Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,...The wretched refuse of your teeming shore." This idealistic aspect of America is real. But at the same time, there are plenty of non-idealistic reasons America accepts so many relatively poor/uneducated immigrants. The American economy is huge and has an insatiable appetite for labor. Those cows won't slaughter themselves, those old retired boomers won't wipe their own ass in the nursing homes after all.
  10. Assuming in this situation the criminal is guilty without doubt.
  11. UFOs are real and significant. Everything suggests they are not man-made (man made here meaning humans from this planet in this dimension in this time period). Greer is a phony with a profit motivation. He is known to charge large fees to stage UFO sightings that turn up to be drones followed by smoke shows.
  12. There is a spectrum on how directly people rely on the government. People living in public housing and receiving food stamps and Medicare are one end of the spectrum, while survivalists living in the Montana mountains eating deer and self-healing using herbs found in the wild are on the other side. Most Americans fall in the middle. The government isn't as direct and obvious presence in their lives as people in public housing, but the hidden hand of government supports them in many aspects --- many private industries rely on some form of government subsidy, many employer provided benefits take advantage of government tax breaks, many lucrative companies use technologies originally developed by the government using public tax dollars. The conservative in [insert flyover red state here] lives in a McMansion in the suburbs, drives to their 9-5 job and thinks they're self-made while neglecting the fact that their state receives more in federal subsidies than it pays in taxes and their employer likely relies on some form of government contracts, or government-created legal structures that benefit the existence of their industry.
  13. People need to take personal responsibility, yes, but the government should use its immense resources to create opportunity as well. If the government isn't there to help create opportunity, what are they good for? just some police and courts?
  14. Delighted to have started a controversy. Learning alot here.
  15. The link is good, thanks for sharing. You might have more time. Capability and widespread adoption don't synch. And if it comes, you'll be in the same boat as all of us basically. Surgeons, accountants, drivers, writers, everyone.
  16. Someone who is an absolute danger to society and cannot be saved can also be locked up permanently in a maximum security prison and only allowed an hour a day of exercise. There's an element of retribution in the death penalty. Is it low consciousness to want retribution in the form of death?
  17. Under severe circumstances or would simply intentionally killing another person qualify?
  18. Without war, humans would have never developed strong states. War forced states to reduce emphasis on nepotism. The King might like his cousin, but if putting less competent cousin in charge of important armies means the armies get smashed and the enemy takes his kingdom that's a big incentive to change. Happened in China which used a test process to appoint officials.
  19. Jordan Peterson's power is declining rapidly among some liberal intellectual youth who previously liked him or at least didn't find him as boring as the typical ivy tower professor.
  20. If Garland and Biden signed off on this, you know they found some real big dirt on him.
  21. Well damn, what a brilliant take down our great guru @Leo Gura
  22. He's become a total sellout. Lots of ass kissing of Israel. Lots of conceptual language every sentence but very little substance. Lots of surface level understanding of Muslims and blah blah of Sunni and Shia. Reminds me of the American generals who thought they had such deep understanding of Muslims during the Iraq war because they could talk about the Sunni-Shia divide and they really thought that was the main issue.
  23. Conservative implies loyalty to tradition, inherent distrust of new ways of thinking and being, support for hierarchies based on birth, and other ideas/values not in line with Yellow. Yellow might see the need for a conservative phase for society as a whole, or for conservatives generally, but Yellow would not be a conservative. The opposite of "not a conservative" is not a fire-breathing liberal, though.
  24. They sat there listening to him like choir girls listening to the head nun.
  25. @Leo Gura Is it just about security interests? A compelling theory I’ve read from a professor who studies Russia is that Putin is afraid of Ukraine becoming more Western because that undermines the legitimacy and longevity of his rent-seeking, patrimonial system of control. Putin wants a ring of satellite states governed (or misgoverned) like Russia so the Russian people never ask themselves why they can’t be democratic like Ukraine.