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I'm often oblivious to whether I'm thinking in the left mode or in the right mode (or centre, up or down or oblique, whatever). Whether it is political or not, I'm interested in views different from mine, where what I haven't thought about often lies. I avoid fixed views and preconceived ideas, i.e., I don't like judgmental, opinionated people. I like thinkers who have the discipline, calmness and intellectual curiosity to seek to understand and engage opinions that are different from their own. I am interested in cultures outside the Western world. I believe in integration. I support the idea of embracing an inclusive multi-ethnic national identity over an exclusive racial one.

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childhood dreams
Naomi comments on Nov 23, 2019:
Tesla Cybertruck
who takes their medications every day
Naomi comments on Nov 23, 2019:
Stigma...? https://www.spiegel.de/international/business/monsanto-merger-migraine-roundup-is-toxic-for-bayer-a-1247225.html
Holiday FUN!
Naomi comments on Nov 23, 2019:
Hello, Glad you changed your avatar - the Greta one was scary.
Laura Chen. "Charlie s Angels, Men Responsible For It s Failure?
Naomi comments on Nov 22, 2019:
Hello. Jeez, why does it have to matter so much? Did anyone talk about the original Charlie's Angels this way? Bad films flop. That's all. Who is wringing their hands over nothing?
Analyzing Jordan Peterson on Creativity [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Nov 22, 2019:
Hello, Have you watched this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOU7-33BMY4
As an American I probably have no business in this group.
Naomi comments on Nov 22, 2019:
Hello. In my opinion, it's the politicians (members of parliament) who don't listen to the very people they should be serving. They just do their own things according to their own ambitions and agendas.
Tommy Robinson's Oxford Union Speech! - YouTube
Naomi comments on Nov 22, 2019:
Hello. I would say well done to the Oxford Union for being open-minded enough to have TR.
Netanyahu charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust, capping a dramatic political year - ...
Naomi comments on Nov 21, 2019:
I've just checked that Haaretz.com is left-bias. Don't know if that affects your thoughts.
Jo Swinson Labels Tommy Robinson ‘Britain’s Biggest Racist’ - YouTube
Naomi comments on Nov 21, 2019:
Hello. TR is used as a bogeyman every time there is an election coming up.
Climate Change Solutions Fossil fuels are the most amply abundant and efficient form of energy ...
Naomi comments on Nov 19, 2019:
Hello. How about salt - molten salt? It's a heat storage medium. It's plentiful. Would that be any good?
'Rich people should pay more tax.
Naomi comments on Nov 19, 2019:
I must admit that I am so fed up with hearing about Brexit and now the general election, I haven't been following the news all that closely (until I stumbled on Corbyn's tweet). Someone told me that Corbyn mentioned the nationalisation of broadband. It doesn't sound right to me... I believe that broadband service providers are in healthy competition in the UK. Why nationalise? It sounds like going backwards...
[theorganicprepper.com] via @DaisyLuther
Naomi comments on Nov 18, 2019:
Hello. The article reminded me Black Mirror "Nosedive". In this episode, people try to behave well all the time so that their "like" rates go up. The higher their rates are, the more services become available to them. Crazy as a fiction. Crazier as reality. 😱😱😱 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrpK90bHO2U
David Hoffman talks about the new "Ok boomer" thing.
Naomi comments on Nov 17, 2019:
Hello. Mr Hoffman seems to be talking about different perceptions related to generation gaps. OK Boomer, Dinosaur, Millennial Snowflake, Peter Pan... Words like these are often used as retorts... Not worth taking them seriously in my opinion. Do you feel offended by "OK boomer", iThink?
When debating issues such as free college for all, who is going to pay for it is often the first ...
Naomi comments on Nov 17, 2019:
Hello. I guess depending on how you see education services and healthcare service, the starting point of thinking process can vary. If you see that children are our future and it is our duty, as a nation, to educate them well (we will subsequently benefit from their abilities and skills, as teachers and doctors, for example), you will consider paying towards education services, including paying teachers well. Similarly, if you see that living a healthy life is a basic human right, and it is our duty, as a nation, to protect that right, you will consider paying towards healthcare services, including paying doctors well. Meanwhile, if you see students and patients as customers, education and healthcare services as products, and teachers an doctors (and the institutions they belong to) as providers, that'll be very much a free-market concept. In that case, teachers' and doctors' wages will be dependent on the profits made by the institutions, no?
A Man Was Set on Fire During Hong Kong Protests - YouTube
Naomi comments on Nov 17, 2019:
I am not pro-China, in terms of political status, hell no. But I cannot kid myself and use the Chinese totalitarian government as an excuse for overlooking such a criminal act committed by Hong Kong protesters. At the beginning of the video, it seems that the man in green had already been attacked by protesters; he was bleeding. Some insults were thrown at him and that's when he returned to the protesters to confront them. Whether or not you agree with the man, and he does not talk in the most respectful manner, he is still entitled to his opinion and he is free to express it - that is the very principle of free speech, no? Yet, the protesters (or at least one of them) silenced the man by setting him on fire. In that case, they don't understand the first thing about free speech. If anything, they're the ones who are behaving like totalitarians in my opinion. Hong Kong is definitely witnessing a breakdown of law and order. The Chinese government could have crushed the protests ages ago if they wanted to, but they haven't done so... It's odd... as if they're letting Hong Kong destroy itself...? I don't know. I've read or heard somewhere that Hong Kong isn't all that important to China.
Why we all need to be more like a dog... [psychologytoday.com]
Naomi comments on Nov 17, 2019:
Hello. I doubt that they ever admit that they're wrong; according to them, they're doing all the right things including peeing on your leg.
Do you feel better about yourself by comparing yourself with someone who is not doing as well as you...
Naomi comments on Nov 16, 2019:
Emotions like conceit and envy are usually regarded as bad things, and because I think so, too, when I recognise these bad emotions in myself, I manage not to let them surface. They are ugly things and I don't like the fact that I have them in me, but at the same time, I don't think I can eliminate them forever because I think it's human nature. Incidentally, according to Buddhism, there are as many as 108 defilements like envy and conceit. And if I tell you I never have these bad emotions, I will be lying. Anyway, my train of thought was: If we were all equal, we wouldn't have emotions like conceit and envy, in other words, we have these emotions because we are unequal in the first place. For example, you may feel envious if someone earns more than you, and you may feel defeated by the envy you have towards that person or you can change that envy to the driving force of motivation so that you will do better in your life. Conceit is a synonym of narcissism. Narcissistic people are competitive and motivated by their own achievements, and they will continue to strive to achieve further. I was wondering if what is originally regarded as a bad emotion can give a person motivation to do better, that may be because there is inequality in the first place, and it may be a law of nature in human society.
Do you feel better about yourself by comparing yourself with someone who is not doing as well as you...
Naomi comments on Nov 16, 2019:
Is it plausible that if we're all equal, we'll have no motivation to achieve anything? For example, we won't be able to measure or compare achievements because they're all equally good. There won't be any competition; there is no need to do better or worse because we are all at the same level. Isn't that kind of against human nature? Is inequality a law of nature?
Feminists have lied to woman for decades.
Naomi comments on Nov 15, 2019:
Hello. Feminists who tell those four things are not real feminists; they're dishonest ideologues. For example, the notion that "gender is a social construct" is a cautionary observation made by an American philosopher/theorist Judith Butler. I believe there is a deep meaning to it but radical ideologues/feminists take it literally and weaponise it for their agenda. They're dishonest, annoying people.
I'd like to hear what members of this community think about the importance and value of certain ...
Naomi comments on Nov 15, 2019:
Hello. I was interested in reading comments on this very decent post, but no one contributed any thoughts. 🙁
The lost of masculinity.....Wow [youtu.be]
Naomi comments on Nov 14, 2019:
Hello. This is OK. Boys and young men can look pretty. Just wait until they become 40+. They'll all look like the one on the left.
Inner strength: Malawi chief ends child marriages [innerstrengthzone.com]
Naomi comments on Nov 14, 2019:
Hello. This is fantastic!
I've gotten to like this girl.
Naomi comments on Nov 13, 2019:
Hello. She appears to hate her own country. Sad. I would love to hear from the IDW members from Sweden and the other Nordic countries.
[youtu.be] UK New Policy Cartoon. "Zero Tolerance For Hate Crime."
Naomi comments on Nov 13, 2019:
Ahhahaha! That's my local police! 😆😅😂🤣
Intersectionality Test - My Score...Is This Parody?! [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Nov 12, 2019:
On a serious note, this kind of things can divide us... can we be foolish enough to fall for it...?
A different take on postmodernism. [vox.com]
Naomi comments on Nov 12, 2019:
Hello. *Narrative-shaping* *Knowledge had become a commodity to be bought and sold like anything else* They describe the world we live in very accurately, I think. The article represents an alternative view to the commonly accepted perception of postmodernism - very interesting. Thank you for sharing this.
Intersectionality Test - My Score...Is This Parody?! [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Nov 12, 2019:
Hello. This is a joke, right? It's got to be. 😂🤣
Trying to force manipulation of racial and gender demographic diversity upon ourselves as a society,...
Naomi comments on Nov 10, 2019:
Hello. I like it. :)
Rainbow warriors were a little different in my day, they had a sword and a gun. [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Cool.
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Naomi comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Hello. I watched this one on telly some time ago. You've gotta laugh. I'm sure that Mr Broccoli is not serious himself. 🤣
In the UK they call him "Your Highness" but in the Springbok change room his known as Johannes.
Naomi comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Good on him.
Is all fair in love and war?
Naomi comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Hello. May I ask what is the purpose of asking such a question? It seems you received many responses as expected. These responses were expected because I think I'm right in thinking that not all but most members here are right-leaning, and of course, they would support and defend PragerU. I sincerely hope you are not creating an echo chamber here.
Are you capable of accommodating alternative viewpoints without judging?
Naomi comments on Nov 8, 2019:
I find this video interesting. Regardless of what they are actually saying, including the viewpoint that Hong Kong protests are organised by outsiders (which I think is a reasonable point), if you're firmly against socialism, the fact that GG is a socialist and JB is a pro-China activist prevents you from processing your thoughts any further than discounting their views. Concentrating on what they are actually saying, I wonder if it would sound more credible and be perceived better if, say, Douglas Murray, said the same thing...
Um... Nope? Going up the stairs at Ambuluwawa Tower, Sri Lanka - YouTube
Naomi comments on Nov 7, 2019:
I might be tempted to jump off, thinking that maybe I can fly... 😱
An Irishman, Englishman and Scotsman go into a pub and each order a pint of Guinness.
Naomi comments on Nov 7, 2019:
Hello. The English, Scottish and Irish members may have a thing or two to say about that. Watch out. 😂 🤣
My country Australia is very different to America. [abc.net.au]
Naomi comments on Nov 7, 2019:
Hello. Beautiful photos, and I'm totally with it. I was once invited to a wedding in India. The bride was half Parsi, half Hindu and the bridegroom was English, and the wedding was carried out mostly in a Hindu fashion with some Western elements to it. It was the most beautiful wedding I've ever been invited to. I am an immigrant myself, and my understanding is that because I live in a foreign country, it doesn't mean that I have to abandon my cultural background - I simply can't because it is a big part of my identity. I don't think there is anything wrong with keeping it and practising it in my own personal space with those who appreciate it.
Are you still following what's happening in Hong Kong?
Naomi comments on Nov 7, 2019:
*"The revolutionary war is a war of the masses; only mobilizing the masses and relying on them can wage it."* It's Mao who said this. He believed that violence and support from the masses were necessary in seeking to overthrow one political order in society and replace it with another. *“No person has the right to initiate physical force against another human being.”* The Non-Aggression Principle is a defining principle of libertarianism. I cannot support both at the same time...
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Naomi comments on Nov 6, 2019:
Hello. Interesting. I always think that the middle class are hit the hardest in a sense that they earn just a little too much to be entitled to any benefit or allowance. They have to manage everything all by themselves, i.e., pay everything in full including taxes. :(
Are you still following what's happening in Hong Kong?
Naomi comments on Nov 6, 2019:
Do you support the notion that the revolutionary war is a war of the masses; only mobilizing the masses and relying on them can wage it?
Hello.
Naomi comments on Nov 6, 2019:
As always, thank you very much for sincerely responding to my question and letting me share your knowledge. There is a lot of information to explore. Much appreciated. What I don't appreciate very much is that some people hijack others' posts for creative-writing practice. It often happens on this site. On this occasion, I'm afraid that being unable to answer my question directly and therefore deciding to sarcastically negate its validity, let alone displaying a self-indulgent, pretentious piece of writing with little substantiation is not welcome. It is an arrogance that is evident. Incidentally, I take no pleasure in making such a critical observation. There is nothing wrong with using this site for writing practice, and in that case, one should make one's own posts for that purpose. Again, thanks ever so much for your help. I'm learning a lot!
The Lion of London Bridge - YouTube
Naomi comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Hello. With all due respect, I've forgotten what KH's mission is. What is she trying to achieve by calling out Muslims and other foreign beings in the UK. I think that the right thing she could do is to form her own political party and become a Member of Parliament so as to properly address whatever she thinks is a problem for the people in the UK.
LonelyPlanet: Yosemite climbers leaving trash on their routes [lonelyplanet.com]
Naomi comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Hello. A similar problem is found with anglers; some leave used hooks and fish line behind, which is against the silent protocol among anglers.
I like Presidents who don't have to wear glasses and tweet in private, OK?
Naomi comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Vain.
Our kids gave us 23-and-Me kits.
Naomi comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Wow... seriously?
Hello.
Naomi comments on Nov 4, 2019:
This is a simple question. I want to know more about postmodernism as a subject. Because someone studies about Karl Marx, it doesn't make that person a Marxist. You can learn about Christianity without becoming a Christian. So, do you know anyone who can explain postmodernism differently from JP or SH?
Not sure if you get it...
Naomi comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Matryoshka
Peterson seems like a brilliant and fundamentally decent fellow.
Naomi comments on Nov 3, 2019:
Hello. I'm not sure if he is a misogynist as such, but I do wonder if he is playing the game of identity politics as much as postmodernists.
Tulsi Gabbard Interview w/ Stossel on Foreign Policy [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Nov 3, 2019:
Hello. "The only alternative is war." I find that it is a shocking statement. I would imagine that many Americans justify such a statement, though, because America has never been bombed the way many countries were bombed during WWII, I dare say.
Atlas Shrugged
Naomi comments on Nov 3, 2019:
I don't get it. 😭
Is this equally controversial? Trans Man Won His Debut as Professional Boxer – Rolling Stone
Naomi comments on Nov 3, 2019:
Right now I'm thinking of horse racing... Both male and female riders compete in equestrian events. Jockeys are all petite. So, size and weight matter but not gender. Boxing... It comes with weight classes. Does that mean as long as a boxer's weight falls into the right weigh range, the boxer's gender can be irrelevant? Morality... How about physically hurting a trans man who may still somewhat look like a woman in boxing, wrestling, etc.? Any decent parents would bring up their boys not to hurt girls and that moral value is supported by most of us. Is there a way to cancel out all the physical and biological differences between male and female so that only skills and abilities can be focused on? In all sports? Or simply ban all trans people from participating in any sports competitions that closely concern gender differences...? There is a lot to think about. 😩😩😩
What the HECK is Wrong with Our Kids ... Our SELVES Today?
Naomi comments on Nov 2, 2019:
Hello. So, how would you reshape the American education system? Dewey advocated for pragmatism and progressive education: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pragmatism https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_education On the face of it, they both sound sensible and reasonable, no?
Is this equally controversial? Trans Man Won His Debut as Professional Boxer – Rolling Stone
Naomi comments on Nov 2, 2019:
*Those embroiled in the furore (i.e. trans women competing in female categories) have overlooked the achievements of an entire subset of athletes: transgender men. People like Chris Mosier, the first trans athlete to make Team USA ever.* Here is also a very interesting article: https://www.menshealth.com/uk/fitness/a26798247/trans-athletes-sporting-performance/
So I bought two vacuum cleaners with powerful suction and a carpet cleaner.
Naomi comments on Nov 2, 2019:
Found a better photo of Jet. I call him Jet as in jet black because he has a black face. He is a Border Collie pup. His legs are long - he might become a tall Collie.
I consider this the most important and most neglected principle of our times.
Naomi comments on Nov 2, 2019:
Hello. Thank you for the article. I haven't thought it through - there is a lot to think about... I think everybody basically agrees that people should live by the NAP. But then, why many of us support Hong Kong protests which have become very violent? While advocating for the NAP, is it OK to make exceptions now and then according to righteousness, say, in the name of democracy?
Capitalism Didn’t Make the iPhone, You iMbecile - YouTube
Naomi comments on Nov 1, 2019:
Hello. I guess capitalism doesn't always make products by itself, but always facilitates mass production and sales of products, no? When a product is invented, it is useless unless it is industrially applicable (it can be made and used) and marketable (profitable). An invention (including R&D) of product can be funded by the state and capitalism can help with mass production and marketing of that product. So, sometimes we need both state and private ownership... no?
The Harvard Asian Race Case - Headed to Supreme Court [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Oct 31, 2019:
It is a peculiar notion that excellence needs to be brought down. I would've thought it can only be a good thing.
WD-40 was developed for the government
Naomi comments on Oct 30, 2019:
Hello. Never realised it was such an old product. WD-40 literally stands for "**W**ater **D**isplacement **40**th " attempt. https://www.thoughtco.com/wd-40-1992659 Interesting.
g:1209 or &ChocolateLabradorRetrievers I just started a group for folks that love Chocolate Labs!...
Naomi comments on Oct 30, 2019:
Hello. A lovely idea. :)
Drag Queen Flashes His Crotch to Children During Library Storytime ⋆ Activist Mommy
Naomi comments on Oct 29, 2019:
Hello. Surely, this is child abuse, no? Schools and teachers must have a duty of care to their pupils, and failing that, they should be challenged by the law.
Pakistani mob in London protesting on Kashmir during Dawali 2019 - YouTube
Naomi comments on Oct 29, 2019:
Hello. Diwali, Divali, Deepawali or Dipavali - not Dawali. Diwali is a HINDU festival, not an Islamic festival. It is a festival of lights to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. If those protesters (they look like Muslims) in the video are taking the advantage of this innocent Hindu custom for their political agenda, they couldn't be more wrong. Meanwhile, I find Katie Hopkins' narrative misleading by not clarifying that Diwali is a Hindu festival. I dare say it looks like she is also taking the advantage of this innocent Hindu custom for attacking radical Islamic movements. I see very little fairness coming from either side, I'm afraid...
Setting clocks back from Daylight Savings to Standard Time was a stone cold bitch in Neolithic ...
Naomi comments on Oct 28, 2019:
Hello. I set all my clocks back one hour yesterday. It's officially winter time in the UK.
I can think of other words/statements.
Naomi comments on Oct 28, 2019:
Hello. And I'm offended that you're offended. Lol
Are there any "left over women" around here?
Naomi comments on Oct 28, 2019:
Hello. I'm wondering on what ground this YouTuber calls those unmarried childless women "leftover women". Is he suggesting that they are "on the shelf"? That's got to be his personal view on women (my grandma would have shared his view). I know women who are unmarried and childless by their own choice. They're also not lonely. Individual choice as to how one wishes to lead one's life is important IMO.
Anyone else get, what I'm getting from this..?🤯😳 [scientificamerican.com]
Naomi comments on Oct 28, 2019:
"They eat anything in sight." We'll become extinct by being eaten by locusts, not by climate change... unless there is a link between the two.
Well ya dont say.
Naomi comments on Oct 28, 2019:
Hello. The Japanese eat them. I believe that they started eating them in combating locust plagues, and they became a delicacy. I tried some when I was in Japan - not bad. They are crunchy. They tend to get stuck between the teeth, though. 😁 They are cooked in soy sauce and sugar.
Leading Line Elements are anything that leads your eyes through the picture.
Naomi comments on Oct 27, 2019:
Hello. Just joined. Thanks for creating the group. Such a good change from political topics. Leading line elements; this photo explains well to a complete amateur like me.
How to greet an Englishman
Naomi comments on Oct 27, 2019:
Hello. What is this implying about Englishman?
The Cult of Muhammad [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Oct 27, 2019:
Hello. The YouTuber points out: (1) There is no god but Allah. And (2) Muhammad is his messenger. One of the Ten Commandments of Mosses says: (1) You shall have no other Gods but me. And, (2) The Bible refers Jesus Christ as the messenger of God. He also says that if you don't believe in Muhammad, you shall go to hell. I was once told by a Christian friend that I would have to go to hell if I didn't believe in Jesus. So, what distinguishes between Islam being a cult and Christianity not being a cult (in terms of religious principles) ? I grew up in a non-religious environment, so, please educate me.
Have you heard or seen videos of Fighter Aircraft making runs through something known as "The Mach ...
Naomi comments on Oct 27, 2019:
Hello. I thought I recognised the landscape. Red Arrows are amazing, too. How they perform on commands is fascinating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIuhM5HGTrg&t=92s
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Naomi comments on Oct 26, 2019:
Hello. Thank for intriguing me with this. I wonder how many people out there resonate with the lyrics, let alone the lyrics of "BUTTHOLES". https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=219&v=83Ntpeih4f4
If you believe that America is on the brink of a civil war, how do you envisage it?
Naomi comments on Oct 26, 2019:
Wow...! Many of you are feeling that the possibility of civil war is real. And if your sentiments represent the majority of Americans, that's even more amazing. I had no idea! I honestly thought it was just scaremongering. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/civil-war-voters-say-were-getting-close-2019-10-24 I would also like to hear from other members who are left-leaning (centre, up or down, oblique, whatever), but the question begins with "IF you believe...", so, if anyone doesn't believe, they probably skipped this post - fair enough. I'm reminded how deeply American society is divided, or it looks that way from the outside. As always, thanks ever so much for your insightful perceptions.
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Naomi comments on Oct 25, 2019:
Hello. I enjoyed that. Thank you.
Ok, these are jokes from dumb.
Naomi comments on Oct 25, 2019:
Hello. I think these are the worst so far. I'm sure there's more to come. 🤣🤣🤣
Gone Viral When It Shouldn't Have - Identity of Gender-Questioning Child Exposed After Websites ...
Naomi comments on Oct 25, 2019:
I'm often oblivious to whether I'm thinking in the left mode or in the right mode. If you say Snopes is a left-leaning information source, so be it. The point I see is that Snopes points out the distortion of facts; in this case, what was originally the divorce case of the boy's parents and the custody of the boy, the gender transition issue surrounding the boy was cleverly incorporated by the media, thereby diverting the focus from the actual divorce case to the indoctrination of the boy (which is obviously child abuse). Snopes also points out a violation of the ethics of journalism by the media by reporting the story the way they did. For example, in the UK, the identity of a child subjected to child abuse must never be revealed for legal reasons. Is it the same in your country? For these reasons, I think it is wrong that the Texas case has been presented and gone viral the way it has, and that instantaneous, almost hysterical reactions to the story by thousands of people are not helping. In any event, I think that the boy is the true victim of the polarised world of grownups.
Hi @Admin Private messaging is not working.
Naomi comments on Oct 24, 2019:
Hello. I'm having the same problem.
Hundreds of thousands demand Texas leaders step in to prevent gender ‘transition’ of 7-yr-old ...
Naomi comments on Oct 24, 2019:
That's downright child abuse.
Yaron Answers: Why do we hate billionaires? [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Oct 24, 2019:
Hello. Slightly off the topic, but I like this quote.
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Naomi comments on Oct 24, 2019:
Hello. I kind of appreciate these people's honesty, but when they say that they don't know the right path for the future of A.I. and that they can't make long-term prediction, etc., it's a little worrisome, no?
What is your view on euthanasia?
Naomi comments on Oct 24, 2019:
The term "assisted dying" is used in the UK. I think it is nuance-sensitive; it carefully avoids the implication of "suicide" and "euthanasia", i.e., the right to kill oneself or the right to kill someone. In my understanding, "assisted dying" is about the right to die, not the right to be killed. There are people who suffer incurable illnesses and diseases and therefore wish to die with dignity while they can. They no longer have quality of life and do not wish to be kept alive. Assisted dying is currently illegal in the UK, so they have to go to Switzerland to fulfill their wish. Here is an article about assisted dying, including information (video) about DIGNITAS which provides assisted dying. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/assisted-dying-dignitas-law-change-19374391 Although it is a non-profit organisation, DiGNITAS charges a lot of money for its service. Maybe this is a preventative message saying "If you're put off by the amount we charge, maybe you haven't thought it through. Maybe, you're not serious enough about ending your life." You can also find documentaries about DIGNITAS on YouTube. Incidentally, I am also aware of arguments against assisted dying. http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/euthanasia/against/against_1.shtml As always, thanks ever so much for your inputs.
Funny, but very sad because it is so truthful at the same time.
Naomi comments on Oct 24, 2019:
Hello. There is nothing inspiring about death.
More bad jokes which, with enough alcohol, may elicit a grimaced chuckle.
Naomi comments on Oct 23, 2019:
Hello. I really don't know where you find these terrible jokes! 😂 🤣
GMO donkeye
Naomi comments on Oct 23, 2019:
😱😱😱
When Medical Debt Collectors Decide Who Gets Arrested
Naomi comments on Oct 23, 2019:
Hello. I'm completely unfamiliar with not having national healthcare services. I know it's a stupid question to you, but in America, what happens to people who can't afford private medical care for serious illnesses and injuries? If they are poor and they can't get any financial help from their friends and families or charities, would they have to resign and die?
Tell me more about how you're here to "protect and serve" [foxnews.com]
Naomi comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Hello. I don't like this. I find it disturbing. The police officer didn't get involved in the situation, as the article says. He got himself involved in the situation when he didn't have to. It looks like he exploited his power as a police officer. Plus, why didn't the principal step in sooner? Surely, he has a duty of care to his students.
It is nice to get past so much of the fake news in the world today to see a hard hitting interview ...
Naomi comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Hello. I watched this a long time ago. Still makes me laugh. Thanks for sharing. X
Any thought on this TV ad?
Naomi comments on Oct 21, 2019:
What I personally find a little odd/unnatural is the little girl's line "I don't want to eat animals, any more." When I was a child, I didn't like meat very much, so I used to say "I don't like meat." but I don't remember that I ever said "I don't want to eat animals". Plus, the little girl says "any more", implying that she used to eat meat but no longer. What changed her mind? Is there a tiny bit of virtual-signaling element in the ad? How about the setting? There is only a father and his little daughter who looks Asian, implying his ex is Asian, or the girl is adopted. Do you think the ad is normalising this kind of family structure - possibly being politically correct? Or if any TV ad shows a very traditional family, would that be also politically correct? I'm probably reading into it too much - just exercising my tiny brain. Lol
Any thought on this TV ad?
Naomi comments on Oct 20, 2019:
Apparently, the ad offended farmers.
What is really happening in Sweden, Greta? - YouTube
Naomi comments on Oct 20, 2019:
Hello. an interesting insight. Thanks for sharing.
My grandfather served in WWII, he was a Pathfinder in the 82nd.
Naomi comments on Oct 19, 2019:
Hello. Just wanted to say thank you for sharing your personal story. Warmest regards X
I just watched this video and my first guess was that this was a skit for a comedy show but soon ...
Naomi comments on Oct 19, 2019:
Hello. Sound sensitive Gender sensitive Disability sensitive Space sensitive... They are suffocating themselves. No one can live comfortably like that!
[youtu.be] Brexit March Live, Hundreds of Thousands March on London, Demanding the People Be Heard.
Naomi comments on Oct 19, 2019:
Brexit deal delayed - again!!!
It's sad.
Naomi comments on Oct 19, 2019:
Hello. Sorry that you're upset. And you must be a sincere person because you take this community very seriously. Unfortunately, this is still a virtual world. Very few of us reveal our real names and most of us are behind masks. When we are behind masks, we pretend to be someone else we are not - brave, heroic, idealistic, romantic, loving, feisty, aggressive, silly, rude, etc., etc. we can be anyone (avatar) because it is all in the virtual world. If you encounter any comments you don't like, just ignore them and move on. If you don't like trolls (although I don't see any truly hostile individuals here), just block them, and they'll have nothing to do with you. I always tell myself that this is just a virtual world, don't mix it up with the real world, and funnily enough, I find the virtual world is a lot more manageable than the real world I live in. You're gonna be alright. All the best.
I’ve tried hard to respect the work of most contemporary orchestral composers.
Naomi comments on Oct 19, 2019:
Hello. I'm with you on this one. I admire your effort. 😄
"We've got to go to work!" commuters shouted - Extinction Rebellion activist dragged from roof of ...
Naomi comments on Oct 17, 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P1UXYS6Bmg
Whys she seem so unstable when on Rogan but not so much here [youtu.be]
Naomi comments on Oct 16, 2019:
Hello. She's looking well, considering all the trouble she's been having. Maybe, she has good days and bad days, due to her meds?
While I am neither “Religious” or claim to be of any recognized “Faith”, I am a Strong ...
Naomi comments on Oct 16, 2019:
Hello, I would consider the following points as well as the notion that a religion provides a basis of morality: *Morality is not just something that people learn, argues Yale psychologist Paul Bloom: It is something we are all born with. At birth, babies are endowed with compassion, with empathy, with the beginnings of a sense of fairness.* *As David Hume famously put it, we are slaves of the passions. Our moral judgments and moral actions are driven mostly by gut feelings—rational thought has little to do with it. I find this a grim view of human nature, but if it were true, we should buck up and learn to live with it.* https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-moral-life-of-babies/ Food for thought.
The 10 Commandments and Christian Morality [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Oct 16, 2019:
Hello. The way Yaron ridicules the 10 commandments is funny. I believe that the commandments below are shared by most as basic moral values in the East; I don't think these moral values are specific to Christianity, or any religion for that matter. I think they're simply universal moral values. Respect your father and mother. You must not commit murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not give false evidence against your neighbour. You must not be envious of your neighbour's goods. You shall not be envious of his house nor his wife, nor anything that belongs to your neighbour.
Mao Tse Tung said, "power comes from the barrel of a gun."
Naomi comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Hello. Mao's full statement was: ‘Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. Our principle is that the party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the party.’ And he commanded the gun... against his own people...
NYPost: Columbus, A 15th century in a 21st century court of opinion [nypost.com]
Naomi comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Hello. I think that politicisation and sanitation of history is a bad idea.
What would free speech absolutists think of a song I'm working on potentially named "virtue ...
Naomi comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Hello. The term "virtue-signaling" puts my mind straight into an arena of political polarisation (maybe it's only me who react this way), unless that is your intention. I would prefer your lovely song to be outside politics so that listeners can appreciate the lyrics from multiple perspectives. All the best. :)

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