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Trump acquitted (as predicted).
toronto_Georgia comments on Feb 13, 2021:
Sadly, due to rampant TDS we will now see non-stop bizarre civil cases brought against him. This truly is a Dem illness.
Naomi replies on Feb 13, 2021:
America really needs to calm down.
Looks like a gentleman in his 80s with a rather old-fashioned view about women put his foot in it, ...
Bay0Wulf comments on Feb 11, 2021:
“When you increase the number of female executive members, if their speaking time isn't restricted to a certain extent, they have difficulty finishing, which is annoying," This comment leads to this Well Respected Man being ejected? Well, it appears that ... at least while dealing with ...
Naomi replies on Feb 13, 2021:
@Bay0Wulf You're out of depth. You should be humble and acknowledge what I tell you, my own experience and my friends' insights I have first hand. There is no contest. I often observe that you are unable to admit that there is something you don't know or something you got wrong. I regard that as your weakness. Have the last word and move on.
Trump acquitted (as predicted).
energymixer comments on Feb 13, 2021:
Seriously did this happen?
Naomi replies on Feb 13, 2021:
Hello Rick, I was being polite. I don't know the Canadian system but I thought it was peculiar that there were no non-partisan, independent committees involved in the trial.
Trump acquitted (as predicted).
energymixer comments on Feb 13, 2021:
Seriously did this happen?
Naomi replies on Feb 13, 2021:
Yes. The media have been predicting this result since the trial day 1. I watched it a lot. It's an interesting system.
Looks like a gentleman in his 80s with a rather old-fashioned view about women put his foot in it, ...
Bay0Wulf comments on Feb 11, 2021:
“When you increase the number of female executive members, if their speaking time isn't restricted to a certain extent, they have difficulty finishing, which is annoying," This comment leads to this Well Respected Man being ejected? Well, it appears that ... at least while dealing with ...
Naomi replies on Feb 13, 2021:
@Bay0Wulf "And ... what YOU said was that the Old Guy represents a Cultural Outlook that is no longer valid ... in Japan ... well, except it is ... it may change and that change may be good but it has not changed so far and I don’t see much sign that it is changing." Are you so arrogant that you override what Japanese women are saying with your opinion? Sigh! Again, I listen to my female friends in Japan who tell me that they suffered the out-of-date mentality "women to be seen, not to be heard" at workplaces, and they are calling for a cultural change. And that change must happen from within. I repeat FROM WITHIN. And would it be a surprise if I told you that I actually lived in Japan for some years working for multiple Japanese companies? I would like to think that I am more familiar with Japanese corporate culture than you are.
Looks like a gentleman in his 80s with a rather old-fashioned view about women put his foot in it, ...
Bay0Wulf comments on Feb 11, 2021:
“When you increase the number of female executive members, if their speaking time isn't restricted to a certain extent, they have difficulty finishing, which is annoying," This comment leads to this Well Respected Man being ejected? Well, it appears that ... at least while dealing with ...
Naomi replies on Feb 13, 2021:
@Bay0Wulf Personal criticism, eh? I think I know your argument tactics well enough nowadays. Lol I have friends in Japan and I value their personal experience and opinions of their own society. If Japanese women say that the "women to be seen, not to be heard" mentality towards women is still common at workplaces and this mentality must be challenged, I say good for them. This is something that has to change from within. It is nothing to do with having Western values being imposed on them.
OK, this is RT. Still... Apparently, this is what happened to JP. [youtube.com]
DrHiebert comments on Feb 12, 2021:
The left has been attacking him for years. He has outplayed every hand they dealt him
Naomi replies on Feb 13, 2021:
@DrHiebert I used to follow JP right back from when he was still teaching. People can follow anyone virtually no matter where. We have the Internet. I'm not very good at handling arguments that include emotive words like disgusting or immoral, so I shall move on. It's been unusually cold in the UK. -23C was recorded the other day. I guess this is nothing compared top what it is like in Canada. Lol Wrap up warm.
OK, this is RT. Still... Apparently, this is what happened to JP. [youtube.com]
2FollowHim comments on Feb 11, 2021:
I think we can't HAVE an interview 8f we SENSE contention, rudeness. We can tell by the questions. As soon as he sensed it, we have to know 'this isn't working' and just conclude. More clipped, terse, go the point. I would point out how others ot ever having anything like it tend to feel ...
Naomi replies on Feb 13, 2021:
@DrHiebert "Listen, if you don't like someone....don't follow them!" I used to follow JP but not so much now - I have my reasons. I should also make myself clear that I do not dislike JP. "Digging at personalized data and using it to twist and misrepresent it in order to present a false narrative to destroy someone is not about "it goes both ways"." Of course it goes both ways. All media, both the left and the right, up and down, whatever, do it - all of them. And you mention cancel culture. Simply put, cancel culture is a modern version of ostracism. The same ostracism that our grandparents and ancestors centuries ago did, especially in the context of tribal and religious homogeny. The only difference is the Internet and social media. It is not leftists' speciality; rightists do it, too. If you are curious enough, you will find what I mean on the Internet.
Millennials have fewer assets than baby boomers did.
WilyRickWiles comments on Feb 12, 2021:
Most (80%) won't inherit even a dollar in their lifetime.
Naomi replies on Feb 13, 2021:
@WilyRickWiles, @Hanno, @govols Say that millennials have some disposable income, whether their own savings or inheritance, here is an interesting perspective by one marketing expert on how they will be investing their money: *As Baby Boomers age and begin to pass down money to their Generational X and Millennial descendants, it will be the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in history, with $30 trillion set to change hands over the next few decades. As Millennials grow their wealth through earnings and inheritance, I expect that sustainable investing will only continue to grow as part of the investing landscape.* *Power of Skepticism?* *This huge mobilization means that Millennials’ social and environmental preferences can create real, meaningful differences that echo throughout the economy—and the world. They know it, too: 75% of Millennials believe that their investments can influence climate change; 84% believe that their investments have the power to help lift people out of poverty.* *Where does this social consciousness come from?* *Perhaps the Great Recession was to blame, but Millennials tend to be less affiliated with formal institutions, including a distrust of the media and organized religion. They tend to lack confidence in government, the justice system, and corporations, too. This skepticism may be responsible, at least in part, for their desire to hold companies accountable, rather than assuming that various institutions are acting in the public good.* *Pair that with their belief that they have the power to bring about change and it makes sense that some members of this generation may feel that positive social change rests on their shoulders.* https://www.morganstanley.com/access/why-millennial-investors-are-different I see that millennials will be applying a capitalist approach by investing their money with expectations of good outcomes for society, e.g., helping lift people out of poverty, which is a socialist approach. Interesting, no?
OK, this is RT. Still... Apparently, this is what happened to JP. [youtube.com]
Mitchlaw comments on Feb 13, 2021:
Libtards like Atkenhead only have self-seeking utterly irredeemable leftist agenda to lie and distort just to make a living by spewing out sewage for their thick head lefty friends to concur! Sicko with no moral fortitude!
Naomi replies on Feb 13, 2021:
I observe that most people on here seem to automatically assume that if someone is not a fan of JP, they must be a libtard. It is not a precondition that one must be a leftist to criticise JP. Regardless of the context, immediate attacks on the left with contempt and derision is a peculiar behaviour to me - almost as bad as SJW so readily and impetuously have a go at people they don't like. Maybe this is what hyper-polarisation does to people's minds. Toxic.
OK, this is RT. Still... Apparently, this is what happened to JP. [youtube.com]
DrHiebert comments on Feb 12, 2021:
The left has been attacking him for years. He has outplayed every hand they dealt him
Naomi replies on Feb 13, 2021:
@Mitchlaw I was simply telling the fact that the majority of people in the UK consider The Times to be either slightly right of centre or fairly right-wing, although it is seen as the least right-wing of the right-wing papers. I live in the UK and I also share this perception. I realise that you also live in the UK. Are you British or American?
Millennials have fewer assets than baby boomers did.
energymixer comments on Feb 12, 2021:
Well at 10,000 plus for living in assisted living homes/apts their money gets ate up pretty fast so I would be surprised about that. Even if they choose to die at home they will need Home Health Care of which is 25 to 30$$ an hour. So ruffly between 15000 and 20,000 PLUS a month for in home care, ...
Naomi replies on Feb 12, 2021:
:)
Millennials have fewer assets than baby boomers did.
energymixer comments on Feb 12, 2021:
Well at 10,000 plus for living in assisted living homes/apts their money gets ate up pretty fast so I would be surprised about that. Even if they choose to die at home they will need Home Health Care of which is 25 to 30$$ an hour. So ruffly between 15000 and 20,000 PLUS a month for in home care, ...
Naomi replies on Feb 12, 2021:
Hello. Actually, that's a good point. I was reading several articles about millennial investors like these: https://www.financialreporter.co.uk/features/what-does-the-rise-of-the-millennial-investor-mean-for-the-finance-sector.html https://www.morganstanley.com/access/why-millennial-investors-are-different
Millennials have fewer assets than baby boomers did.
SpikeTalon comments on Feb 12, 2021:
No surprises there, a good portion of millennials are hypocrites.
Naomi replies on Feb 12, 2021:
Hello. I called them hypocrites in a joky way, but considering that how millennials often blame boomers for having more assets than they do... Still, it can only be a good thing if their boomer parents can leave a lot of money to their children after they are gone. @WilyRickWiles, I was reading several articles about millennials investors. https://www.wilmingtontrust.com/repositories/wtc_sitecontent/PDF/Millennial-Investors.pdf https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2019/10/26/millennials-will-become-richest-generation-in-american-history-as-baby-boomers-transfer-over-their-wealth/?sh=600ec9316c4b
Millennials have fewer assets than baby boomers did.
WilyRickWiles comments on Feb 12, 2021:
Most (80%) won't inherit even a dollar in their lifetime.
Naomi replies on Feb 12, 2021:
@WilyRickWiles I see. Well, the distribution of wealth is always a sticking point.
Millennials have fewer assets than baby boomers did.
WilyRickWiles comments on Feb 12, 2021:
Most (80%) won't inherit even a dollar in their lifetime.
Naomi replies on Feb 12, 2021:
Oh, how come?
Watching Day 4 of Trump Impeachment Trial?
coalburned comments on Feb 12, 2021:
Not watching. I watched 3 years of a total sham on Russian collusion. I'm not about to waste another minute watching another liars contest.
Naomi replies on Feb 12, 2021:
Fair enough.
Watching Day 4 of Trump Impeachment Trial?
Garsco comments on Feb 12, 2021:
You can say “fight.” Republicans cannot, according to Dem rules.
Naomi replies on Feb 12, 2021:
@Garsco He is talking about the applicability of the Constitution now. I don't know enough about it.
Watching Day 4 of Trump Impeachment Trial?
Garsco comments on Feb 12, 2021:
You can say “fight.” Republicans cannot, according to Dem rules.
Naomi replies on Feb 12, 2021:
Hello. I don't know how successfully or unsuccessfully they're going to defend Trump. They've been reactive. My observation so far.
Looks like a gentleman in his 80s with a rather old-fashioned view about women put his foot in it, ...
RobBlair comments on Feb 12, 2021:
"When you increase the number of female executive members, if their speaking time isn't restricted to a certain extent, they have difficulty finishing, which is annoying," - lol Two men overheard in a restaurant - "Generally speaking, women are ..." interrupting "Yes they are." "Are what?" ...
Naomi replies on Feb 12, 2021:
Hello. Mori is a former Japanese prime minister, and because of his age coupled with a condescending view about women typically held by his generation, he has created a bad name for himself by making inappropriate comments about women on various occasions. Apparently, he was told off by his own wife, daughter and granddaughter - again. Lol
Looks like a gentleman in his 80s with a rather old-fashioned view about women put his foot in it, ...
Bay0Wulf comments on Feb 11, 2021:
“When you increase the number of female executive members, if their speaking time isn't restricted to a certain extent, they have difficulty finishing, which is annoying," This comment leads to this Well Respected Man being ejected? Well, it appears that ... at least while dealing with ...
Naomi replies on Feb 12, 2021:
Woke... That's an American import. When you try to form an opinion about another country, especially non-Western country, you'll have to take into consideration that the country has a very different historical and cultural background.
OK, this is RT. Still... Apparently, this is what happened to JP. [youtube.com]
2FollowHim comments on Feb 11, 2021:
I think we can't HAVE an interview 8f we SENSE contention, rudeness. We can tell by the questions. As soon as he sensed it, we have to know 'this isn't working' and just conclude. More clipped, terse, go the point. I would point out how others ot ever having anything like it tend to feel ...
Naomi replies on Feb 12, 2021:
JP has been very open about his personal problems, and that makes him very vulnerable. As a rather private person myself, I don't understand it to be honest. Media use all sorts of dirty tricks to attack their opposition. Both left and right-bias media are as bad as each other sometimes.
OK, this is RT. Still... Apparently, this is what happened to JP. [youtube.com]
govols comments on Feb 11, 2021:
How many "SJWs" do you reckon have devised ways to monetize Peterson? Which do you suppose did it calculatedly, and did it maybe come as a bemusing surprise to the other?
Naomi replies on Feb 12, 2021:
Wolfhnd is right behind you. You've got a big fan. Lol! (Sorry, this is the last time I tease you. Lol)
OK, this is RT. Still... Apparently, this is what happened to JP. [youtube.com]
govols comments on Feb 11, 2021:
How many "SJWs" do you reckon have devised ways to monetize Peterson? Which do you suppose did it calculatedly, and did it maybe come as a bemusing surprise to the other?
Naomi replies on Feb 12, 2021:
Well, unfortunately, JP also monetises SJW. At one point he said it was fun monetising them and he laughed. Maybe he didn't do so calculatedly, initially, but he got the idea afterwards, who knows? Nobody is a saint. So, probably, it's not the question of which. It goes both ways.
OK, this is RT. Still... Apparently, this is what happened to JP. [youtube.com]
cepstralspike comments on Feb 12, 2021:
This is what empathetic reporting is all about. Trick the subject into reveaing vulnerabilities. Then you have a chance to reach in and pull his heart out while it is still beating. This is the pinnacle of the Left's "compassion".
Naomi replies on Feb 12, 2021:
Hello. The Times is actually right centre, but I agree about deviousness of the media.
OK, this is RT. Still... Apparently, this is what happened to JP. [youtube.com]
DrHiebert comments on Feb 12, 2021:
The left has been attacking him for years. He has outplayed every hand they dealt him
Naomi replies on Feb 12, 2021:
Hello. The Times is actually right centre. Still. On this occasion, how the interview went and how it was described in the article were quite different. Apparently, the writer isn't a great fan of JP... Nowadays, journalists seem to so readily assert or reflect their biased opinions in their reports and articles. I find it off-putting.
Looks like a gentleman in his 80s with a rather old-fashioned view about women put his foot in it, ...
GeeMac comments on Feb 11, 2021:
Ahh Naomi! You’re one of my favourite people here, so please don’t take this as a criticism of you, because the sentiment is so common across our culture: If it’s unfair to suggest women talk too much at meetings, would it also be unfair to suggest elderly people have old fashioned views ...
Naomi replies on Feb 11, 2021:
Hello there. I have female friends in Japan and they tell me that there is still this "women and children are to be seen, not to be heard" view shared among old generations. I'm all for receiving wisdom from older generations but not this one.
[youtube.com] Well worth listening to
Naomi comments on Feb 11, 2021:
Hello. Don't forget Bret Weinstein; he describes himself as progressive and he is far from demented. Lol!
Naomi replies on Feb 11, 2021:
@Lightman Q: Are Progressives demented? Not all of them, no. For example, Weinstein describes himself as progressive left but he is not demented. He is a progressive IDW intellectual who is against CRT. Your polls are entertaining, though.
[youtube.com] Well worth listening to
Naomi comments on Feb 11, 2021:
Hello. Don't forget Bret Weinstein; he describes himself as progressive and he is far from demented. Lol!
Naomi replies on Feb 11, 2021:
@Lightman He is a member of IDW. We have Bret Weinstein Group here. But recently, he is not very happy with the direction in which this site (IDW/Slug) is going.
And everyday. ☺️
govols comments on Feb 11, 2021:
An attitude of gratitude can be cultivated if one but practices.
Naomi replies on Feb 11, 2021:
@govols I have no problem with that. I am a glass-half-full person by nature, and because of my job, I see new potentially good ideas/inventions everyday. :)
And everyday. ☺️
govols comments on Feb 11, 2021:
An attitude of gratitude can be cultivated if one but practices.
Naomi replies on Feb 11, 2021:
Do you mean growth mindset?
Reminder that everyone who governs us is a pedophile [youtu.be]
Naomi comments on Feb 6, 2021:
Hello. Are you a QAnon supporter?
Naomi replies on Feb 11, 2021:
@WarmPotato Thank you. I was just curious, but then someone else took my simple question personally, I think. :P
Pre-approved! 🤣
AndrewInVail comments on Feb 11, 2021:
I remember once asking a religious fundamentalist friend of mine from high school if dogs and cats go to heaven. He said that dogs did, but he didn't believe that cats did...
Naomi replies on Feb 11, 2021:
Hello. No cats? Did he tell you why?
An interesting concept. How is your country doing?
Naomi comments on Feb 11, 2021:
Your country is doing well, @Hanno. :)
Naomi replies on Feb 11, 2021:
@Paralamente And have a good weekend when it comes. :)
An interesting concept. How is your country doing?
Naomi comments on Feb 11, 2021:
Your country is doing well, @Hanno. :)
Naomi replies on Feb 11, 2021:
@Paralamente Yes, thank you, I will do that. Incidentally, I checked the credibility of the CPI. The European Commission Joint Research Centre undertook an independent audit of the CPI 2017 and its methodology. The same audit was conducted in 2012 following the introduction of a new methodology for the CPI calculation. Both audits found that the CPI is conceptually and statistically coherent and has a balanced structure. The full report and recommendations can be found here: https://images.transparencycdn.org/images/2018_CPI_2017_StatisticalAssessment.pdf Also, it should be noted that this is one of "perception" surveys conducted by different organisations using different methodologies. Perception is essentially an abstract concept.
An interesting concept. How is your country doing?
Paralamente comments on Feb 11, 2021:
Sadly those numbers are unreliable, because of the way they are counted. My country Denmark is rated nr 1 together with New Zealand, but that is inaccurate. I will show you, the Europena Anticorruption group GRECO has listed Denmark as one of the most corrupt countries in EU. Politicians in my ...
Naomi replies on Feb 11, 2021:
Unfortunately I can't read the link; it's in Danish.
An interesting concept. How is your country doing?
Paralamente comments on Feb 11, 2021:
Sadly those numbers are unreliable, because of the way they are counted. My country Denmark is rated nr 1 together with New Zealand, but that is inaccurate. I will show you, the Europena Anticorruption group GRECO has listed Denmark as one of the most corrupt countries in EU. Politicians in my ...
Naomi replies on Feb 11, 2021:
Interesting! Thanks for this.
Is Free Will an Illusion?
tracycoyle comments on Feb 10, 2021:
We were just having this discussion in another thread. Frankly, I think the assertion that we do NOT is unprovable. And so is the assertion that we DO. If you do not believe in free will, from the article: > "the power or capacity to choose among alternatives or to act in certain situations ...
Naomi replies on Feb 11, 2021:
@tracycoyle What's interesting then is that although one's decision to change their gender appears to be out of ordinary and therefore appears to be by their free will, the actual decision-making process is on the basis of a rather conventional gender binary concept. If so, it isn't so much of free will...?
Is Free Will an Illusion?
tracycoyle comments on Feb 10, 2021:
We were just having this discussion in another thread. Frankly, I think the assertion that we do NOT is unprovable. And so is the assertion that we DO. If you do not believe in free will, from the article: > "the power or capacity to choose among alternatives or to act in certain situations ...
Naomi replies on Feb 11, 2021:
Hello rway, What I always find interesting regarding gender transition is that gender binary matters a lot to those who seriously consider changing their gender. Otherwise, they wouldn't bother with surgical procedures, for example - it's a huge commitment as they are irreversible. While they may make a conscious decision on which gender they want to be, their decision-making process may be unconsciously restricted by the gender binary concept, where neuroscience becomes involved, I guess.
"It's gross but it tastes good.
govols comments on Feb 10, 2021:
Yeah, that's me. I try anything...food"ish."
Naomi replies on Feb 11, 2021:
It's funny that you and Wolfhnd very often come on, complementary to each other like a couple. Just an observation. Lol
OpenSecrets' investigations and data are often interesting.
1patriot comments on Feb 10, 2021:
opensecret.org sound like another elite funded think tank allsides.com has a low rating or confidence in their bias!
Naomi replies on Feb 11, 2021:
@1patriot I meant non-partisan, independent org. Never mind.
So why do you think that many join this community but never make posts or comments, or after making ...
Lt-JW comments on Feb 10, 2021:
@Naomi One of the reasons is the lack, or rather absence of response from the admin if youever message them or try to get something resolved. They are not fully engaged with the members
Naomi replies on Feb 10, 2021:
I feel the same, though I believe that it's hard work to run a site like this.
So why do you think that many join this community but never make posts or comments, or after making ...
Lt-JW comments on Feb 10, 2021:
@Naomi And also the features really suck. You can't upload a video unless it's a YouTube link. Most of my materials are banned on YouTube and I still have the source, but can't share here. Very frustrating
Naomi replies on Feb 10, 2021:
True. I can't upload videos from my phone.
OpenSecrets' investigations and data are often interesting.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 10, 2021:
Every public event has expenses. Sound systems, stages, flag displays, jumbotrons, portapotties, etc. Of course the Trump campaign paid for these things. This does nothing to alter the fact that thugs were breaking into to the Capitol before Trump even began speaking. So it was not a case ...
Naomi replies on Feb 10, 2021:
@RobBlair "Fake impeachment" I can't agree or disagree with that view. I'm an outsider. I'm watching the second impeachment trial now and the list of exhibits against Trump seems endless.
OpenSecrets' investigations and data are often interesting.
RobBlair comments on Feb 10, 2021:
"But the American public may never know the full extent of the Trump campaign’s payments to organizers involved in the protests. " I don't think the American public will ever fully know the criminal ties that opensecrets has with the mafia. We won't fully know how abusive the author is to her ...
Naomi replies on Feb 10, 2021:
Politicians and transparency rarely go hand in hand. Its' the same in the UK, and I can't tell you how corrupt or not corrupt they're as if I knew - I don't work at No. 10 or the House of Commons. I find it disheartening that they are not always transparent with budgets and expenses. After all, we elect them with faith in them.
True? 😂😂😂
Ranticore comments on Feb 10, 2021:
My wife thought so, until she realized I was right.
Naomi replies on Feb 10, 2021:
Hello there. I know a gentleman who says with a wink "I let my wife think that she is the boss."
OpenSecrets' investigations and data are often interesting.
1patriot comments on Feb 10, 2021:
opensecret.org sound like another elite funded think tank allsides.com has a low rating or confidence in their bias!
Naomi replies on Feb 10, 2021:
@1patriot It says "OpenSecrets.org media bias rating is Center", so it should be. You also have independent anti-corruption organisations that keep an eye on Trudeau, no?
OpenSecrets' investigations and data are often interesting.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 10, 2021:
Every public event has expenses. Sound systems, stages, flag displays, jumbotrons, portapotties, etc. Of course the Trump campaign paid for these things. This does nothing to alter the fact that thugs were breaking into to the Capitol before Trump even began speaking. So it was not a case ...
Naomi replies on Feb 10, 2021:
Helllo, I read the article with more focus on the fact that "Trump Campaign used an opaque payment scheme that concealed details of hundreds of millions of dollars in spending by routing payments through shell companies where the ultimate payee is hidden". Like you say, every event incurs costs, but why avoid transparency? That has to be my question. In the UK, we have independent anti-corruption organisations that keep an eye on the transparency of the elected government and politicians. https://www.transparency.org.uk/corruption-and-uk/Money%20and%20Politics I assume that OpenSecrets is an American equivalent.
OpenSecrets' investigations and data are often interesting.
1patriot comments on Feb 10, 2021:
opensecret.org sound like another elite funded think tank allsides.com has a low rating or confidence in their bias!
Naomi replies on Feb 10, 2021:
Is that a fact or just your impression of it?
OpenSecrets' investigations and data are often interesting.
Mechanic comments on Feb 10, 2021:
I have some concerns over campaign finances in general, I think the whole system is corrupt. The accusations in this article point to financial ties to companies involved in the rally where trump was the keynote speaker, and not companies that orchestrated the storming of the capital.
Naomi replies on Feb 10, 2021:
Hello. They'll probably find more about this. Politicians and transparency rarely go together. Lol Not surprising but still disheartening... :(
Are you watching this now?
Hanno comments on Feb 9, 2021:
For the rest of us who do not have time to watch the trial, could you briefly describe how the building was breached and why it was horrible? I am a bit ignorant as I did not see much of the original footage.
Naomi replies on Feb 10, 2021:
@TheMiddleWay Yes, That's how I took - just the first impression/feel. It's kind of understandable that you feel that way when considering that America was never bombed; 9/11 was probably the very first and worst experience American civilians suffered.
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
ZuzecaSape comments on Feb 9, 2021:
> shared far-right extremist ideology in online chatrooms So, let me get this straight ... #Paki grooming gangs rape and force into sex slavery thousands of British teens and the paper's are afraid to reveal the full details of the story for fear of coming off as racist. Meanwhile, some kid ...
Naomi replies on Feb 10, 2021:
You live in America and I live in the UK, and that fact itself makes many differences between us in all aspects. I wouldn't judge your country by my standard or measure, especially without any insight on what it is like to live in your country as a member of society.
Are you watching this now?
TheMiddleWay comments on Feb 9, 2021:
Watching it has shades of 9/11 for me, that feeling of "this cannot be happening. This is unreal. Not here. Not in the USA."
Naomi replies on Feb 10, 2021:
Hi tracycoyle, If you type in "Capitol Police Officer Fire Extinguisher", you get many hits all telling slightly different stories. Like this one for example. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPQuJrLTB-M
Are you watching this now?
TheMiddleWay comments on Feb 9, 2021:
Watching it has shades of 9/11 for me, that feeling of "this cannot be happening. This is unreal. Not here. Not in the USA."
Naomi replies on Feb 9, 2021:
@timon_phocas Yes, but this article is dated Jan. 10. More investigation has been done ever since and several news sources report that the police officer in question was struck with a fire extinguisher. I think it is accurate to say that the ultimate cause of his death is yet to be confirmed. :(
Are you watching this now?
govols comments on Feb 9, 2021:
No, not watching. It's just a political stunt. I've seen quite enough protest video the last couple of decades, and saw enough democrats inciting and condoning violent protests in recent years that even if I thought Trump incited the mostly peaceful protest of Jan 6th into the fairly moderate riot ...
Naomi replies on Feb 9, 2021:
Fair enough, sir.
Are you watching this now?
Hanno comments on Feb 9, 2021:
For the rest of us who do not have time to watch the trial, could you briefly describe how the building was breached and why it was horrible? I am a bit ignorant as I did not see much of the original footage.
Naomi replies on Feb 9, 2021:
@Hanno "This event is now compared to 9/11." I'll acknowledge as one person's view. I think we should enjoy the privilege of being bystanders. :P I shall look forward to some insightful views on this matter. :)
Are you watching this now?
Hanno comments on Feb 9, 2021:
For the rest of us who do not have time to watch the trial, could you briefly describe how the building was breached and why it was horrible? I am a bit ignorant as I did not see much of the original footage.
Naomi replies on Feb 9, 2021:
@Hanno I'm sure that the highlights of the trial will be shown later. Are you still on Agnostic.com? Do you notice how they justify BLM and Antifa activists' violent actions excusable? There are plenty of people on here who justify the thuggery committed at the Capitol excusable. I also note that some right-wingers on here condemn the rioters for their unlawful actions. Incidentally, we cannot always blame media like scapegoats.
Are you watching this now?
TheMiddleWay comments on Feb 9, 2021:
Watching it has shades of 9/11 for me, that feeling of "this cannot be happening. This is unreal. Not here. Not in the USA."
Naomi replies on Feb 9, 2021:
Hello. It is horrible that several deaths were caused during the riots. One Capitol Police officer was killed by a rioter; he was hit on the head with a fire extinguisher.
Are you watching this now?
Hanno comments on Feb 9, 2021:
For the rest of us who do not have time to watch the trial, could you briefly describe how the building was breached and why it was horrible? I am a bit ignorant as I did not see much of the original footage.
Naomi replies on Feb 9, 2021:
Hello Hanno. I would describe the behaviour of those who breached the Capitol building as thuggery and unlawful. With a neutral mindset, which I have, you will make an effort to find video clips showing their unlawful behaviour on YouTube. However, if you have a mindset of justifying the Capitol riots, typically thinking that BLM and Antifa activists acted much worse last summer, you will not make a conscious effort to find those videos. Instead, you are more likely to try to find YouTubers who condone civil disobedience.
Are you watching this now?
RobBlair comments on Feb 9, 2021:
So I'm reading "Scaramouche" currently. Lot of parallels between the depicted start of the French revolution and the anger seen on Jan 6th. Of course there is plenty of time to settle things down and listen to the grievances of people, whether real or felt. Interesting how the ruling class is ...
Naomi replies on Feb 9, 2021:
Hello Rob, As a bystander, it's interesting to watch without being biased.
Interesting! Ammonia fuel! Japan aims to boost ammonia fuel demand to 3 mln tonnes a year by 2030...
1patriot comments on Feb 9, 2021:
man made c02 in barely problem on this planet.....yea yea yea we all need to be careful of our planet and i have.....there is no catastrophe we need to worry about
Naomi replies on Feb 9, 2021:
@1patriot Every country in the world? Provide me with an example involving Japan, please. I'm checking right now, and so far, I haven't found any information to confirm your claim.
Interesting! Ammonia fuel! Japan aims to boost ammonia fuel demand to 3 mln tonnes a year by 2030...
1patriot comments on Feb 9, 2021:
man made c02 in barely problem on this planet.....yea yea yea we all need to be careful of our planet and i have.....there is no catastrophe we need to worry about
Naomi replies on Feb 9, 2021:
@1patriot Not sure if Japanese science projects are influenced by Soros, though - I have to check it.
Interesting! Ammonia fuel! Japan aims to boost ammonia fuel demand to 3 mln tonnes a year by 2030...
1patriot comments on Feb 9, 2021:
man made c02 in barely problem on this planet.....yea yea yea we all need to be careful of our planet and i have.....there is no catastrophe we need to worry about
Naomi replies on Feb 9, 2021:
I don't see anything wrong with science advancing into new things. The more fuel/energy options we can have the better. Many folks here may not be able to see future options but their children and grandchildren will definitely see them and hopefully they will make the best of such options.
Interesting! Ammonia fuel! Japan aims to boost ammonia fuel demand to 3 mln tonnes a year by 2030...
Hanno comments on Feb 8, 2021:
Ammonia is made from natural gas and just as much CO2 is produced during the manufacturing processes as is produced during diesel and petrol use. Correction, due to process inefficiencies, you produce more CO2 via the ammonia route. Ok, the cracking of oil to diesel is also inefficient, that ...
Naomi replies on Feb 9, 2021:
We'll wait and see.
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
MosheBenIssac comments on Feb 8, 2021:
I quickly read the article, it looks like he actually did not do anything. To be a terrorist require an action of terror which he did not do at all. He was visiting the wrong web sites. I would not trust the story anyways as it is pushing he is a Nazi narrative which is always a tell its ...
Naomi replies on Feb 9, 2021:
@MosheBenIssac The British society has suffered enough terrorist attacks and Islamic radicalisation that poisons young minds. Prevention is more important than cure.
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
MosheBenIssac comments on Feb 8, 2021:
I quickly read the article, it looks like he actually did not do anything. To be a terrorist require an action of terror which he did not do at all. He was visiting the wrong web sites. I would not trust the story anyways as it is pushing he is a Nazi narrative which is always a tell its ...
Naomi replies on Feb 9, 2021:
@MosheBenIssac I think you're sidetracking...
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
MosheBenIssac comments on Feb 8, 2021:
I quickly read the article, it looks like he actually did not do anything. To be a terrorist require an action of terror which he did not do at all. He was visiting the wrong web sites. I would not trust the story anyways as it is pushing he is a Nazi narrative which is always a tell its ...
Naomi replies on Feb 8, 2021:
What do you mean by the boy didn't do anything? "He pleaded guilty to 12 offences – two of dissemination of terrorist documents and 10 of possession of terrorist material." And that includes instructions of how to make bombs. It was a good job that he was caught before he or others linked to him actually made bombs and used them.
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
govols comments on Feb 8, 2021:
We're all indoctrinated in many ways. We are children of our upbringing within culture and society. I'm a Southerner prior to being American, or Christian, or "of the West," or whatever. I can deconstruct a hell of a lot of my identity, but then what? I haven't enough of reality to construct myself ...
Naomi replies on Feb 8, 2021:
@1patriot, @wolfhnd I don't have any stats right now but I read somewhere that children, especially those from broken families, recognise the importance of family. Once I was with two school girls, one from a stable home and the other from a broken home. I still clearly remember that the latter said to the former "You're so lucky that you still have your Mum and Dad together."
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
govols comments on Feb 8, 2021:
We're all indoctrinated in many ways. We are children of our upbringing within culture and society. I'm a Southerner prior to being American, or Christian, or "of the West," or whatever. I can deconstruct a hell of a lot of my identity, but then what? I haven't enough of reality to construct myself ...
Naomi replies on Feb 8, 2021:
@1patriot I think it's very important that what happened during the wars is told to younger generations. Especially personal stories, like one German pilot was shot down and an English woman who found the dead pilot cried, saying that he was someone's son. Young generations need to be told lots of stories like that so that they realise that no one wins in war. I don't know if you are familiar with the bitter historical relationship between the Japanese and the Korean, but when the WFC was held in Japan some years ago, it was remarked by the media that young Korean and Japanese spectators cheered each other's team - nice. :) My Japanese friends told me this. Whether it is fascism, communism, Islamism or any religious or political fundamentalism, extreme ideologies always seem to create a lot of anger and hate.
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
TheMiddleWay comments on Feb 8, 2021:
> While so much (possibly too much) attention is on indoctrination by the far-left, indoctrination by the far-right goes off the radar. I think it's accurate to say that indoctrination from the far-left is off the radar of the left but dominates the right radar... ... much like indoctrination ...
Naomi replies on Feb 8, 2021:
@TheMiddleWay I have a similar attitude. When I see a pretty (ugly) stone, I must turn it over to see if the other side is also pretty (ugly), metaphorically speaking. Lol
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
TheMiddleWay comments on Feb 8, 2021:
> While so much (possibly too much) attention is on indoctrination by the far-left, indoctrination by the far-right goes off the radar. I think it's accurate to say that indoctrination from the far-left is off the radar of the left but dominates the right radar... ... much like indoctrination ...
Naomi replies on Feb 8, 2021:
@tracycoyle Based on your descriptions, they are centre-left (moderate-let) and centre-right (moderate-right). I wouldn't say that they are a gentle or more acceptable version of extremism because I don't think that they are derived from the extreme ideology on either side. That's my take, anyway.
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
govols comments on Feb 8, 2021:
We're all indoctrinated in many ways. We are children of our upbringing within culture and society. I'm a Southerner prior to being American, or Christian, or "of the West," or whatever. I can deconstruct a hell of a lot of my identity, but then what? I haven't enough of reality to construct myself ...
Naomi replies on Feb 8, 2021:
@1patriot Have you read the article? Just checking.
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
TheMiddleWay comments on Feb 8, 2021:
> While so much (possibly too much) attention is on indoctrination by the far-left, indoctrination by the far-right goes off the radar. I think it's accurate to say that indoctrination from the far-left is off the radar of the left but dominates the right radar... ... much like indoctrination ...
Naomi replies on Feb 8, 2021:
@TheMiddleWay You make me curious - In the midst of such hyper-polarisaion in America, how do you manage to maintain "the middle way"? Lol
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
govols comments on Feb 8, 2021:
We're all indoctrinated in many ways. We are children of our upbringing within culture and society. I'm a Southerner prior to being American, or Christian, or "of the West," or whatever. I can deconstruct a hell of a lot of my identity, but then what? I haven't enough of reality to construct myself ...
Naomi replies on Feb 8, 2021:
@wolfhnd What do you think I mean? Tell me.
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 8, 2021:
Howdy @Naomi, George M. Cohan, fabulous showman of the early 20th century, visited England and said, "they've got so much history here. If I had been born here, I'd have killed myself just waving the flag " Perhaps, just perhaps, the lad was easily indoctrinated because he was never taught ...
Naomi replies on Feb 8, 2021:
Hello there. It is said that the boy had a difficult childhood. Maybe he was a difficult pupil in school, missing all the education he was supposed to be receiving. His troubled background could have made him insecure and vulnerable... I don't know. We have gang problems in the UK. Gang leaders are very good at tapping into the minds of young people from troubled backgrounds. I believe that cult leaders and leaders of extremists groups are also good at it.
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
TheMiddleWay comments on Feb 8, 2021:
> While so much (possibly too much) attention is on indoctrination by the far-left, indoctrination by the far-right goes off the radar. I think it's accurate to say that indoctrination from the far-left is off the radar of the left but dominates the right radar... ... much like indoctrination ...
Naomi replies on Feb 8, 2021:
Hello tracycoyle, Is there such thing as "a 'gentler, more acceptable' version of the extremist's point of view"? Is there an example of it?
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
govols comments on Feb 8, 2021:
We're all indoctrinated in many ways. We are children of our upbringing within culture and society. I'm a Southerner prior to being American, or Christian, or "of the West," or whatever. I can deconstruct a hell of a lot of my identity, but then what? I haven't enough of reality to construct myself ...
Naomi replies on Feb 8, 2021:
@govols Your reality and the boy's reality are a world apart from each other.
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
govols comments on Feb 8, 2021:
We're all indoctrinated in many ways. We are children of our upbringing within culture and society. I'm a Southerner prior to being American, or Christian, or "of the West," or whatever. I can deconstruct a hell of a lot of my identity, but then what? I haven't enough of reality to construct myself ...
Naomi replies on Feb 8, 2021:
So, it is OK for a 13-year-old to get drawn into the neo- Nazi ideology?
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
TheMiddleWay comments on Feb 8, 2021:
> While so much (possibly too much) attention is on indoctrination by the far-left, indoctrination by the far-right goes off the radar. I think it's accurate to say that indoctrination from the far-left is off the radar of the left but dominates the right radar... ... much like indoctrination ...
Naomi replies on Feb 8, 2021:
Hello there. I think when you're on right-wing social media platforms, the "indoctrination by the left" narrative is widely propagated, ignoring the fact that there are actually many leftists who go right against Wokeism and Critical Theories. I assume that it is the same on left-wing social media (what is it like on Agnostic.com?). Whether it is political indoctrination or religious indoctrination, or whatever else, I so wish there were a way to protect young people so that they don't become victims of grownups' political games.
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
RobBlair comments on Feb 8, 2021:
"You entered an online world of wicked prejudice and violent bigotry which has no place in a civilised society." - Never been on Twitter, but it sounds like Hell. Try this video - ...
Naomi replies on Feb 8, 2021:
Hello Rob, To be honest I don't care who brainwashes young naive minds. We all have to protect our children and grandchildren from social ills. I agree with the Judge: *“The wider picture revealed in this case – the actions, words and violent extremist mindset of many young teenagers – is deeply concerning.*
Is it time to take a knee on the Superbowl?
bastion comments on Feb 8, 2021:
It's funny really. The people on this site are hysterical about BLM "burning down cities" etc But then they are also hysterical about a man briefly kneeling. Basically there's no way they'd allow black people to protest police brutality without objecting to it, any protestation entirely ...
Naomi replies on Feb 8, 2021:
Hello RobD1, When you say "we simply don't care to support a movement of political violence and intimidation.", surely you don't go defending the Capitol riots, or do you? Several people died during the riots. For example, Brian Sicknick, a Capito Police officer, died the day after he was overpowered and "beaten by rioters" from the mob at the Capitol. He had been “physically engaging with protesters” and was struck in the head with a fire extinguisher.
COVID-19: Vaccines minister 'confident' everyone over 50 will be offered coronavirus jab by May...
warminster100 comments on Feb 7, 2021:
Who in their right mind will voluntarily submit to a Experimental Biological Agent that will at the least change your DNA forever and kill you at the worst?
Naomi replies on Feb 8, 2021:
Hello Grandpa. I find your comment so extreme that you'll have to provide me some evidence.
Exposing Antifa's Fundraising, Media Sympathizers, Tactics & Goals | Andy Ngo | MEDIA | Rubin Report...
Naomi comments on Feb 7, 2021:
Hello. That reminds me - Has Ngo ever managed to clear his name after he was accused of being with the Patriotic Prayer group while they planned to instigate violence against people at Cider Riot last summer? — Alex Zielinski (@alex_zee) August 22, 2019 "Right-wing writer Andy Ngo is with ...
Naomi replies on Feb 7, 2021:
@Krunoslav I forgot to include this link BTW. https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/andy-ngo-right-wing-troll-antifa-877914/
Exposing Antifa's Fundraising, Media Sympathizers, Tactics & Goals | Andy Ngo | MEDIA | Rubin Report...
Naomi comments on Feb 7, 2021:
Hello. That reminds me - Has Ngo ever managed to clear his name after he was accused of being with the Patriotic Prayer group while they planned to instigate violence against people at Cider Riot last summer? — Alex Zielinski (@alex_zee) August 22, 2019 "Right-wing writer Andy Ngo is with ...
Naomi replies on Feb 7, 2021:
@Krunoslav Yeah, extremisms is bad ideology in any context. That's for sure.
Is this account shadowbanned?
Alysandir comments on Feb 4, 2021:
No disrespect intended, but I have yet to see you post anything that isn't intentionally trolling people. Frankly, I've **wanted** to have conversations with you. I have no problem with you or anyone else saying whatever you like, but at least add to the conversation, you know? You're just ...
Naomi replies on Feb 7, 2021:
@Alysandir Your reality and my reality are very different. That's for sure. Lol
Is this account shadowbanned?
Alysandir comments on Feb 4, 2021:
No disrespect intended, but I have yet to see you post anything that isn't intentionally trolling people. Frankly, I've **wanted** to have conversations with you. I have no problem with you or anyone else saying whatever you like, but at least add to the conversation, you know? You're just ...
Naomi replies on Feb 7, 2021:
@Alysandir I just find it pathetic when grownups so readily resort to foul language on social media. Surely, they are not like that to their neighbours, co-workers, etc., because they know they shouldn't. Perhaps, they are so discontent with their real lives that they have to vent in the name of free speech. Lol Like you say, that's not the real meaning of free speech. Incidentally, I am agnostic.
Reminder that everyone who governs us is a pedophile [youtu.be]
Naomi comments on Feb 6, 2021:
Hello. Are you a QAnon supporter?
Naomi replies on Feb 7, 2021:
@turnerjolene48 With all due respect, you really are reacting to my original question, not responding. You seem to have taken it personally or something... Not sure why you find my question insulting. Plus, this is Slug. There was once a Marxist here. There are Jew haters. I know at least one misogynist - he doesn't hide it. There are loads of Democrat haters who don't hesitate to insult Democrats for a second with colouful language. I asked the question to the original poster. They probably decided not to respond - fair enough. Instead, you butted in and told me that you follow Q - well, thank you. Now le me move on.
Why does the worldwide IQ distribution appear to match racial IQ differences seen in multi-racial ...
Terence57 comments on Feb 4, 2021:
Intelligence is something that we recognize, but which is incredibly difficult to quantify. Stupidity, on the other hand...
Naomi replies on Feb 7, 2021:
@Terence57 Depending on what stupidity is, I guess. Its definition is broad.
Don't know what prompted me to think of this BBC comedy.
RitBorg comments on Feb 6, 2021:
I bet the modern BBC couldn’t air this.
Naomi replies on Feb 7, 2021:
Don't underestimate Brits. Lol
Reminder that everyone who governs us is a pedophile [youtu.be]
Naomi comments on Feb 6, 2021:
Hello. Are you a QAnon supporter?
Naomi replies on Feb 6, 2021:
@turnerjolene48 It's a simple yes/no question, really. A simple question first - that's how a conversation/discussion usually develops. Anyway, I feel deflated now. I'll move on.
Reminder that everyone who governs us is a pedophile [youtu.be]
Naomi comments on Feb 6, 2021:
Hello. Are you a QAnon supporter?
Naomi replies on Feb 6, 2021:
@turnerjolene48 It's a simple question like "Are your a Marxist?". Chill out. QAnon is the name of the conspiracy theory BTW.
asymptomatic cases is all this hinges on.
Naomi comments on Feb 6, 2021:
So, what are you gonna do Canadian way? With hockey sticks instead of guns, perhaps... Kind a exciting, no? Seriously, what's your plan?
Naomi replies on Feb 6, 2021:
@1patriot I have a faith in the silent majority. Violence is no good, though.
Warning! Dad joke! 😆
MikeHunt comments on Feb 6, 2021:
time to call the plum- er
Naomi replies on Feb 6, 2021:
Nice one!
Choosing what to believe and not believe according to your personal preferences is very satisfying.
Naomi comments on Feb 6, 2021:
Example?
Naomi replies on Feb 6, 2021:
Thanks Pand0ro. Now I know what you meant by the original post. :)
That's my pup all right. 😂
daroldbanniste comments on Feb 6, 2021:
A great one Naomi
Naomi replies on Feb 6, 2021:
Glad you like it. :)
Is this account shadowbanned?
Alysandir comments on Feb 4, 2021:
No disrespect intended, but I have yet to see you post anything that isn't intentionally trolling people. Frankly, I've **wanted** to have conversations with you. I have no problem with you or anyone else saying whatever you like, but at least add to the conversation, you know? You're just ...
Naomi replies on Feb 6, 2021:
Hello. "It may be free speech to stand on the corner and scream "SH-TC-CK" repeatedly for an hour, but if you do it in my house, I'm shoving you out the door." Interestingly, Bastion doesn't use bad language, yet he manages to trigger others. Skill? Lol Anyway, I agree with you. Some people here believe that free speech means anything goes including the use of foul language, and the members here are mostly right wingers and Christians... Do you think they'll have to go to hell?
I hope we're having fun.
Caseyxsharp2 comments on Feb 6, 2021:
@Naomi you're not being offensive at all. It's less that I'm being aware although might just be possibly true, but it's more I just am very outspoken about this, I don't even care I don't think I care it's just there's only one problem without equality or both men and women being able to accept ...
Naomi replies on Feb 6, 2021:
Thanks for your reply; I wasn't expecting to be honest. It's such a personal matter. Much appreciate it. I've always managed to get to know people beyond superficial stuff like appearance. It's best for me not to pretend that we are all the same, equal etc. because we are not. Say, someone is standing in front of you with only one leg, you can't possibly pretend that that's normal, right? It's good for me to acknowledge their reality so that I can go beyond that (in this case a person with one leg) and get to know that person as a person. :) I hope you have the right kind of people around you. :)
Something to ponder..
Naomi comments on Feb 6, 2021:
Hello. We'll have to find a way to use the oil-synthesizing technologies (already developed decades ago) efficiently and cost-effectively to replace crued oil.
Naomi replies on Feb 6, 2021:
Hello MDonaldson, Never thought that. Plausible, innit? I believe that pumping oil up from the ground is the easiest and cheapest option. It would be good if billionaires had a willpower (incentive) to make artificial petroleum. Some say that the world is running out of crude oil, don't they? We'd better have enough alternatives just in case. Making them affordable is a huge challenge, though...
Hello! Anybody see this?
2peros comments on Feb 5, 2021:
I can comment, but I can’t reply or react to a comment. I’ve been able to post all along.
Naomi replies on Feb 5, 2021:
Hello. I can reply to you as you can see (can you?), but then, I'm replying from my laptop.
I don't know if you've ever heard of Captain Sir Tom Moore.
Lt-JW comments on Feb 5, 2021:
The terrifying thing here is that people like that idiot(the clergyman that is), are giving others sermons and preaching the sheeples in the name of god
Naomi replies on Feb 5, 2021:
Nah, I have a faith in the silent majority. Lol Wait until they speak up "Enough is enough!"

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