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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: September 30, 2022, 06:51:20 PM »

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It doesn’t imply that at all. You’re being more absurd than normal. Do you really expect people to say, “98% of people who voted voted in favor of…”??? How does someone vote in favor of something without voting???

How is "Morocco says 98 percent voted 'yes' for new constitution” different than "Russia reporting 98% voting in favor for…”? “Voting” implies "voted”. You know, like casting a vote in favor of something...

Are you actually that desperate for me to have said, "Russia says 98 percent of people who voted voted in favor for…” That you got tripped up on “reporting” versus “says” and “voted” instead of “voting”?  Truly absurd based on your personal ignorance of language and meaning.

NPR: Russian state media allegedly showed over 98% voting in favor of
Me: Russia reporting 98% voting in favor

Again, how does someone vote in favor of something without voting??? You’re being ridiculous.

And like I said, “I guess it can happen”, but personally, I find it a smidge suspect considering that Russia is not seen as the most reliable narrator. Why you’re all cozy with Putin is a mystery to me.

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I haven't a clue what's true or not, but Russia reporting 98% voting in favor seems just a tad suspicious. I mean when in the world has anything like this legitimately resulted in 2% shy of 100%? I guess it could happen, but really, 98%?

Incorrect. It's 98% of those who voted, voted in favor of joining Russia.

Ummm, yeah, typically voters who voted are those who voted.

Did you want to make some sort of cogent point? If so, you may want to try again.

The point is that you phrased it as "Russia reporting 98% voting". This is incorrect phrasing and implied that 98% of the people voted in favor of Russia. It's really 98% of people who voted who voted in favor of Russia.

This connects to your remarks of absurdity. The people who loved Ukraine could simply have not voted or have already migrated out of the country or to the anti-Russia side of the country.

It is also possible that people simply side with Russia there and hate Zielinski based on social pressures there, much like how upwards of 98% of people hate pedophiles based on social norms and pressures.

Whatever the explanation, the point is that you were wrong about the phrasing of your remarks.

I wrote, "...Russia reporting 98% voting in favor..."

Typically, "voting in favor" of something requires one to actually vote. It's amazing that you don't understand this.

Pedophilia versus seceding from your country? Really? That's your logic?

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I haven't a clue what's true or not, but Russia reporting 98% voting in favor seems just a tad suspicious. I mean when in the world has anything like this legitimately resulted in 2% shy of 100%? I guess it could happen, but really, 98%?

Incorrect. It's 98% of those who voted, voted in favor of joining Russia.

Ummm, yeah, typically voters who voted are those who voted.

Did you want to make some sort of cogent point? If so, you may want to try again.

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I haven't a clue what's true or not, but Russia reporting 98% voting in favor seems just a tad suspicious. I mean when in the world has anything like this legitimately resulted in 2% shy of 100%? I guess it could happen, but really, 98%?

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Comprehensive explanation for sunsets
« on: September 29, 2022, 07:40:43 AM »
How did you account for air quality variables between yourself and the sun during your period of observation?

You seem to have neglected to read my post.

I am giving flat earthers an opportunity to showcase how sunsets work on flat earth.  Since all the analysis I did conclude that sunsets are not possible, you will clearly disagree with my results.

So, please show the process YOU personally went through to critically analyze the claimed mechanism for sunsets on flat earth.

You did critically analyze the claimed mechanism for sunsets on flat earth, right?

The analysis you personally did showed that sunsets are possible, right?

Otherwise, you would never have accepted them, right?

All these things are supported by empirical evidence, right?
Your OP is entitled "Re: Comprehensive explanation for sunsets"

My question directly deals with how comprehensive your observations were.

I have accepted nothing.

You have offered no true analysis of the two possible causes.

I just asked you a direct question related to one of the issues you claimed to have analyzed and you dismissed it out of hand.

I think you're missing the point. The question in the OP is, "So I come to you, dear flat earthers, looking for the correct explanation for flat earth sunsets."

The question is not, "What is it about my empirical assessment that you find ambiguous or faulty." So once you answer the OP question, then comes the discussion as to how one arrived at whatever explanation. But the OP question should be answered first otherwise there is no discussion to be had.

So what is your correct explanation as to how FE sunsets work?

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Seems legit, not like the Russian reported numbers would give anyone pause...

Results reported Tuesday by Russian state media allegedly showed over 98% voting in favor of the measure in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics; while 93% voted for it in the Zaporizhzhia region and 87% in the Kherson region.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: $$$ inflation $$$ Say it ain't so Joe
« on: September 27, 2022, 09:41:20 PM »
I'm not so sure that taking financial advice from J-Man is the wisest thing to do...

I was crazy enough to purchase @ $34900 two days later 41500.

Fiat is dead, gold/silver is manipulated...Crypto seems the answer to beat the bank printing.


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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: $$$ inflation $$$ Say it ain't so Joe
« on: September 26, 2022, 03:40:13 AM »
Rama, the dollar is NOT anything but a private banks fiat currency. They are called the Federal Reserve Bank.

What's the difference between $ and BTC?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: $$$ inflation $$$ Say it ain't so Joe
« on: September 25, 2022, 06:56:42 AM »
Could have something to do with how you define a nation-state.

How do you define a nation-state?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: $$$ inflation $$$ Say it ain't so Joe
« on: September 25, 2022, 01:18:14 AM »
That should give you a clue as to why nation-states cannot exist with unfunded liabilities.

I think Social Security and Medicare have unfunded liabilities yet the US is still a nation-state. How does that work if nation-states can't exist with unfunded liabilities?

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Girls?

So your argument is that the the one little black girl posted is a racist conservative snowflake then?

This shows that your view is terribly inaccurate. People disliking the changes to the Little Mermaid has nothing to do with conservatism or expressing inherent racism against black people.

Nope. Just questioning why you pluralized 'girl' when there is only 1 'girl' in the video regardless of the content of the vid.

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My favorite part from the article:

"This was reported on one of the Telegram channels."

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Girls?

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Flat Earth Investigations / Re: ISS Photo From The Ground
« on: September 21, 2022, 07:08:20 PM »
He didn't just post a random uncredited picture he found
But he did exactly that. He posted an image with no source (other than imgur, I guess) and made a bunch of empty assertions about it. That you mistake these assertions for a citation is very telling.

Yes, very sloppy of me, I should have cited the image. Here's the proof, evidence I think you're looking for, from Discovery Magazine:

ISS and Atlantis seen in broad daylight!

This is pretty amazing: on Sunday, July 17, amateur astronomer Scott Ferguson was able to get video of the Orbiter Atlantis docked to the International Space Station when they passed overhead in broad daylight!

The still I posted was a screengrab from Mr. Ferguson's video:



You really shouldn't post up stuff like that. Soooo photo shop BS

Anybody who is anyone would know that you wouldn't use photoshop to fake that video. More like AE.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Queen
« on: September 20, 2022, 07:37:39 PM »
First Lady Jill Biden was also seated directly next to Ignazio Cassis, the president of Switzerland.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Evidence of the firmament
« on: September 19, 2022, 04:48:54 PM »
The height of the tropopause depends on the location, notably the latitude, as shown in the figure on the right (which shows annual mean conditions). It also depends on the season (1, 2). Thus, it is about 16 km high over Australia at year-end, and between 12 - 16 km at midyear, being lower at the higher latitudes. At latitudes above 60� , the tropopause is less than 9 -10 km above sea level; the lowest is less than 8 km high, above Antarctica and above Siberia and northern Canada in winter. The highest average tropopause is over the oceanic warm pool of the western equatorial Pacific, about 17.5 km high, and over Southeast Asia, during the summer monsoon, the tropopause occasionally peaks above 18 km. In other words, cold conditions lead to a lower tropopause, obviously because of less convection.

Deep convection (thunderstorms) in the Intertropical Convergence Zone, or over mid-latitude continents in summer, continuously push the tropopause upwards and as such deepen the troposphere. This is because thunderstorms mix the tropospheric air at a moist adiabatic lapse rate. In the upper troposphere, this lapse rate is essentially the same as the dry adiabatic rate of 10K/km. So a deepening by 1 km reduces the tropopause temperature by 10K. Therefore, in areas where (or at times when) the tropopause is exceptionally high, the tropopause temperature is also very low, sometimes below -80� C. Such low temperatures are not found anywhere else in the Earth's atmosphere, at any level, except in the winter stratosphere over Antarctica.

On the other hand, colder regions have a lower tropopause, obviously because convective overturning is limited there, due to the negative radiation balance at the surface. In fact, convection is very rare in polar regions; most of the tropospheric mixing at middle and high latitudes is forced by frontal systems in which uplift is forced rather than spontaneous (convective). This explains the paradox that tropopause temperatures are lowest where the surface temperatures are highest
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http://www-das.uwyo.edu/~geerts/cwx/notes/chap01/tropo.html



Between the troposphere and stratosphere is the tropopause border that demarcates the beginning of the temperature inversion. Near the equator, the lower edge of the stratosphere is as high as 20 km (66,000 ft; 12 mi), at midlatitudes around 10 km (33,000 ft; 6.2 mi), and at the poles about 7 km (23,000 ft; 4.3 mi).[4] Temperatures range from an average of −51 °C (−60 °F; 220 K) near the tropopause to an average of −15 °C (5.0 °F; 260 K) near the mesosphere.[5] Stratospheric temperatures also vary within the stratosphere as the seasons change, reaching particularly low temperatures in the polar night (winter)


This image shows the temperature trend in the lower stratosphere as measured by a series of satellite-based instruments
between January 1979 and December 2005. The lower stratosphere is centered around 18 kilometers above Earth's surface.
The stratosphere image is dominated by blues and greens, which indicates a cooling over time.[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratosphere

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: September 15, 2022, 03:19:49 AM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 14, 2022, 05:01:31 PM »
The FBI recently seized the Pillow Guy's phone.

I'm not surprised.

Can you imagine working for MyPillow and watching the owner drag the whole company's reputation and sales prospects down like that?

December, 2021:

Lindell’s crusade to make changes to the election system has weighed on his company’s revenue, he said. MyPillow lost $80 million in sales after retailers pulled his products off the shelves over his election claims, Lindell said.

And in June of this year, Walmart pulled the pillows...

According to Lindell, the move will mean a total loss of around $100 million in wholesale sales for MyPillow.

If anyone is still interested, though not on store shelves anymore, you can still get his pillows at .com.


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Flat Earth Investigations / Re: The Blatant Lies of National Geographic
« on: September 14, 2022, 04:51:37 PM »
And as far as the ship video is concerned, how large a wake do you propose a cruise ship would make?

Apparently, not that big...


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