Weird things you noticed lately

Elipe

Ostrich
Protestant

Hopefully a sign of the end times.
This cannot continue. Right? Right???
Of course his government started badgering him to pay his taxes. A guy gets a lucky break in life and the government demands a piece of it. I'm normally not one to really complain about taxation, because I get that a government needs some kind of funding to function. But making it look like a shakedown just brings to mind the libertarian slogan, taxation is theft.
 

Cynllo

Woodpecker
Other Christian
Some guy at a Magic: the Gathering tournament I attended a few years ago was wearing that.

If you aren't familiar, Magic: the Gathering is the world's largest gathering of "soy boys" who play fantasy card games. I was one of them, I admit. But these kinds of snarky, whimsical t-shirts can be found all over the M:tG sphere.

How did you get out?

Of course his government started badgering him to pay his taxes. A guy gets a lucky break in life and the government demands a piece of it. I'm normally not one to really complain about taxation, because I get that a government needs some kind of funding to function. But making it look like a shakedown just brings to mind the libertarian slogan, taxation is theft.

Given what taxation is used for, I consider it my duty to pay as little as possible.
 

MartyMcFly

Pelican
Other Christian

Hopefully a sign of the end times.
This cannot continue. Right? Right???
These things have happened many times in history. Think of beanie babies or tulips. It is high-risk, high reward investing. People also spend a lot of money on pearls which really have no real value as well. Of course, NFTs seem dumber than anything because it is not something you can hold in your hand.

 

Max Roscoe

Ostrich
Orthodox Inquirer
These things have happened many times in history. Think of beanie babies or tulips. It is high-risk, high reward investing. People also spend a lot of money on pearls which really have no real value as well. Of course, NFTs seem dumber than anything because it is not something you can hold in your hand.

Sure. I mean I would throw in crypto as well.
But at least beany babies were a cuddly toy, and tulips were pretty, and there is a long history of horticulture and creating hybrids and even today people pay a lot more for rare crazy looking orchids versus a plain variety you can get for $15. And the bulb represents a future flower you can grow and produce more of. So these things at least had intrinsic value, and then people took it to extremes and got out of control.

There is the issue of capitalism distorting normal prices of things, through manias and scarcities and then there is a separate issue of price having no relation at all to the capitalist rules of supply and demand.

But this is a worthless item. A picture of a random anonymous person, something with an intrinsic value of zero to anyone other than his family. If it were a real photograph or painting, that is. As a digital photo it has no monetary value to anyone.

Setting NFTs aside, which I think are fake and ghey, the real issue I have with this is that people are bidding up any image of a stranger to millionaire levels. I mean this kind of stuff would make Andy Worhol blush. His Campbell's soup can artwork sold for $1,000, and it was limited to 32 copies.

Of course you can pull up the work with a few keystrokes and see a digital image of it today for free.
Boom, now pay me a million.

Campbells_Soup_Cans_MOMA.jpg
 

Nordwand

Pelican
Other Christian
Standing outside yesterday during my lunch break, having a cup of coffee, and indulging in some unrestricted breathing, and it was as though the world had changed from colour to black and white. Looking out over the car park, with a few dozen cars in it, all you had was various shades of grey, muted browns, muddy greens, and some black. The only exception was a 4 x 4 in navy blue, which isn't exactly a standout. I always think of aerial photos of car storage facilities as looking like a game of Tetris; this place probably would have looked empty, with a single 4 x 4 in the middle.
 

john_Jea

Sparrow
Other Christian
NickK, kel, Cartographer, Edek, tressemmes3, john-jea and a slew of other members all got banned roughly around the same time.
Did I miss a thread where there was a mass 'uprising' of some sort? The posting history doesn't seem particularly revealing.

kel ?? :eek:
Nooo! If that lovable 'jerk' can get turfed, my days are numbered! o_O:)
I'm back :cool:
 

Viktor Zeegelaar

Crow
Orthodox Inquirer
So as it happened I was watching some TV bits and this came forward as the entertainment they give the masses nowadays. Imagine sitting at a couch watching this, like how far from people turning into plants are we?

 

Viktor Zeegelaar

Crow
Orthodox Inquirer
I've noticed that if Christ isn't your truth, the media is. And the media as any worldly thing can be manipulated by those with most influence. It's so clear the concept of truth gets deranged when it's through the media, and that it inevitably is used for nefarious means to further the wishes of those already in power, which of course means furthering their interests and not the interests of the people. It's really sad people can't get out of the hamster wheel of the news.
 
I live in the midwest....keep seeing people wearing face diapers in their car. Special kind of stupid.

Let's see what else? Oh yeah....hopped on IG the other day.....I noticed when you scroll through the short clips....maybe every 4th or 5th clip they will show a minor dancing in a sexualized way. Also noticed these vids have abnormally high likes (probably due to algos)......honk honk.

Seems like grooming.....needless to say instagram is just soft core porn anyways.

What else?

Oh yeah, bob saget died at age 62 after getting his booster shot....lolol you can't make it up. If you get the jab at this point you deserve whatever happens.
I've noticed this too. You have your regular IG feed, but interspersed through it at regular intervals are vertical video clips of minors dancing.

What is going on with this? I keep opening those videos and clicking "Not Interested", but they keep appearing. Feels insidious.
 

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Pigeon
Orthodox
I've noticed this too. You have your regular IG feed, but interspersed through it at regular intervals are vertical video clips of minors dancing.

What is going on with this? I keep opening those videos and clicking "Not Interested", but they keep appearing. Feels insidious.
youtube shorts is the same way. most of the big social media apps have a similar feature now as well.
 

Theo'sTheories

Robin
Other Christian
I'm a college student and I'm taking a contemporary biology class. We're learning about the immune system and pathogens right now and the professor spent a whole class period talking about the covid spike protein, how it works, and how the vaccine can defend against it. During class I thought back to some research I had done and I don't think that the covid-19 virus has even been isolated yet. So I'm not even sure how they know there's a spike protein if they haven't even isolated the virus. I need to ask my professor about this and see what he says. But I've noticed lately during the course of this biology class that some stuff in microbiology might not necessarily be true. I'm not sure to what extent, but I think something's up. I would love to hear Roosh's opinion on this because he was an actual scientist.
 

GuitarVH

Pelican
Orthodox Inquirer
I'm a college student and I'm taking a contemporary biology class. We're learning about the immune system and pathogens right now and the professor spent a whole class period talking about the covid spike protein, how it works, and how the vaccine can defend against it. During class I thought back to some research I had done and I don't think that the covid-19 virus has even been isolated yet. So I'm not even sure how they know there's a spike protein if they haven't even isolated the virus. I need to ask my professor about this and see what he says. But I've noticed lately during the course of this biology class that some stuff in microbiology might not necessarily be true. I'm not sure to what extent, but I think something's up. I would love to hear Roosh's opinion on this because he was an actual scientist.

Here's a thread that discusses some of these issues.

 

Gimlet

Pelican
I'm a college student and I'm taking a contemporary biology class. We're learning about the immune system and pathogens right now and the professor spent a whole class period talking about the covid spike protein, how it works, and how the vaccine can defend against it. During class I thought back to some research I had done and I don't think that the covid-19 virus has even been isolated yet. So I'm not even sure how they know there's a spike protein if they haven't even isolated the virus. I need to ask my professor about this and see what he says. But I've noticed lately during the course of this biology class that some stuff in microbiology might not necessarily be true. I'm not sure to what extent, but I think something's up. I would love to hear Roosh's opinion on this because he was an actual scientist.

What is contemporary biology? Humans and animals really haven't changed much, other than changes due to outside influences (such as endocrine disruptors). Is "contemporary" tranny stuff, like that XY chromosomes don't make you a man? Or does the word contemporary have a scientific definition differing from the way I use the word?
 

Theo'sTheories

Robin
Other Christian
What is contemporary biology? Humans and animals really haven't changed much, other than changes due to outside influences (such as endocrine disruptors). Is "contemporary" tranny stuff, like that XY chromosomes don't make you a man? Or does the word contemporary have a scientific definition differing from the way I use the word?
I still don't know what "contemporary" means in the context of this class haha. But the contemporary biology class is a class for non-biology majors who need a bio class to fulfill their general studies requirements. For example, I am a computer science major but I need 2 quarters of biology for generals. Contemporary bio is a lot easier and watered down than general biology because it's created for people who aren't biology-oriented.
 
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