Michael Rupp
Trevor Speaks Out About the Murder of George Floyd
Trevor Noah, of The Daily Show fame, had dropped the # persona and just talked as #, #, and # to the camera for about 20 minutes. It sounded to me like #. I found it in a few places after first digging it up on # last night. Please make the time to listen to it and pass it on.

Listen at Tune In radio which is embedded here


Its also available at Luminary, and available at Radio (dot) Net, and ... of course ... available on #.



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Michael Rupp
Yep, the Police can be very brutal in the USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
More people than nobody do need to see it to believe it—# or it didn't happen. 🙄

# is # and #. When I'm in a more doubtful mood I think of it as a confluence of random events and human nature—Stanford Prison Experiment—that get us to a point that we're at right now, but when I'm more confident I see it as a # # part of the # of # by the # # like # Bros. designed specifically to keep the people in powerin power.

No matter what the driving force is behind our # and # #, it exists.

Seeing-as-how a couple days ago a down-to-Earth but established star like Anna Kendrick has started # about it, maybe you can pass it on to your # type relatives before # starts slandering her as an # # #, or the # / # types try to murder her.

I mean. They couldn’t stop themselves from blatantly escalating things. Even for a few days, even cynically, even for the optics.


Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) May 31, 2020
Michael Rupp
๐„•๐„ž๐„š ๐…Ÿ . You don't know me! ๐„š๐„€๐„š I'm the O. P.D.! ๐…ก . ๐„š๐„‚
Most people take law enforcement for granted, and by that I mean it's assumed to have always been that way and that it's acceptable. It's well documented how the # formed it's # forces in order to maintain the # institution of # (see also: Fugitive Slave Acts of 1793 & of 1850, Encyclopædia Britannica, TIME Magazine and Eastern Kentucky University for starters), but most of us are blissfully unaware of the darker driving truths.

A tidbit that comes out early in this week's # # called #, is that the # # (Bobbies) has a dark past as well.

The culture that forms an entity lingers on long after the people and reasons for forming an institution have died. It takes a lot of energy over generations to clean that garbage legacy culture out of an organization when everybody is willing to remove it. Collectively # are not ready willing or able to remove our sins of # and # the # from policing because a minority of "us" (the wealthy) want it that way, and they can afford to produce a steady stream of propaganda convincing the majority of people beyond their interests into defending indefensible actions that come out of those institutions.

A stark truth that I personally see is that # internally and # # externally are de facto the same thing for the same reasons put into motion by the same people for the same reasons. We have not yet really left #, our # is as big an # as a #.


FAIR | Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting
CounterSpin
Alex Vitale, Chase Madar and Shahid Buttar on Racist Policing Full Show






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Michael Rupp
I saw @Lisa Stranger post the earliest "rumors" (minimally substantiated facts) of this recently. This morning I finally saw "Credible" (well-substantiated) sources getting on the story, like the embedded podcast and the attached web page below.

The linked webpage below has embedded video that was initially live-streamed showing early on that it WAS NOT the protesters causing damage. The # does seem like a cop and his only alibi is other police who were all dressed in murky black clothing amidst the chaos.

Twitter, has postings from journalists indicating that the # # went on a tire slashing bender. See the @AndrewKimmel posting and his substantiation of the claim. Other's on Twitter have documented public tire slashing and from different angles at the same time and place. Still others on Twitter are making connections to the US Govt. Agencies investigating the true nature of the people damaging property.

Still, the best story to read is that linked webpage at the bottom of my microblog post here. They discuss Right-wing extremists and # in the latter half. That's some sick stuff festering in our society.


BBC - Global News Podcast
Minnesota governor says protests ‘no longer’ about Floyd death





Reiss Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law
JustSecurity.org

Far-Right Infiltrators and Agitators in George Floyd Protests
Indicators of White Supremacists

Michael Rupp to Atheists in the open via wall-to-wall:
Corona Virus to Clergy to COVID-19 hot-spots
Well, this isn't really a stunner ... to people who are more # schooled.

# become willfully ignorant wholesale vectors of the # #.
Authoritatively, # # # and all too early many # #.



!Atheists in the open
Michael Rupp
A Decade Of Watching Black People Die
I don't know how exactly to deal with my white friends lately. I could have the same headspace of ignorance but for a lucky random event that changed my direction towards # about two decades ago. They aren't exposed to the realities of people without power or money. They don't know they should be exposed to those harsh realities. They don't know because of how # has formed and they don't know how it has been # by people with # and #.

A person in my circles asked me what I thought about what's going on in the news lately. He asked because his mind is starting to open, but it bothered me that he didn't ask that question when the Koch instigated and funded armed militia groups were storming State Capital buildings because they wanted hair-cuts and bowling. I didn't resist mentioning that to him. I also had to ask him, "How many people had their necks kneeled on but didn't die?"

I'm not sure I helped guide him closer to knowing. Us # # # people didn't decide to be ignorant, we were cultured into it by design and it self-replicates as religion does by believing lies that make us reject conflicting evidence. "A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit." "Yeah, that's a bad neighborhood. Those people don't know how to act civilized." Understanding is shut off. Complex things and environments are reduced to binary "facts". It's an illusion to think any person is different from another person in a meaningful way. Our actions are different because our culture is different, and we all think we are acting the right way, until the day we discover we are wrong and begin to act differently.

Give a sigh and assume the ignorant were victims of a cult when you try to enlighten them with harsh realities.



# # # # # #
Asiful Alam
SSC Result 2020
SSC Result 2020

Secondary School Certificate S.S.C Exam Result 2020 is one of most important popular public exam in Bangladesh. Every year there are lots of students attends SSC exam and wait for this exam result, because it is one of the circular and happy news for anyone like students, teacher, parents and other guardian. During This year a total of 13,04,274 students from 28,551 educational institutions have appeared in this year’s SSC and equivalent examination from 3,412 centers across the country. For you good news, SSC Result 2020 you will get here. We make sure to get the Secondary School Certificate S.S.C Exam Result 2020 all updates when it is published Bangladesh education board and Madrasah education board.

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SSC Exam Result Published Date?

According to the Bangladesh Education Board’s rules the SSC Result will be published within 2 months from the last day of the written examination. Generally SSC Result publishes within 60 Days 0f SSC Examination complete date. Every year SSC Exam stars on February’s 1st week and complete on March. Every year SSC examination result publishes on 1st/2nd Week May. SSC Result 2020 Publish date not yet declared officially.. We make sure; Secondary School Certificate S.S.C Exam Result 2020 will be published 25 to 31 May 2020. Bangladesh Education Minister Handover result to Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Finally the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announcing all education board result SSC Result 2020 Full Details and therefore you can go your school and hopefully will get your SSC Result 2020 After at 12 PM.

SSC Exam Result 2020

From the general education system, there are more than 1.7 million candidates are participating in the SSC exam in 2020. Eight General Education Board holds the exam every year. The publishing time of SSC result 2020 bd is at 02:00 PM in the afternoon according to the education ministry. Their result also publishes by the individual education board. As you know that the exam was held by the individual education board, the result is published from each board as well as. Students who sit an exam under the respective board, now they will get their result from that board as well as from the central result hub know as educationboardresults.gov.bd.

Check SSC Result 2020 through Online:

  • Open your Safe Bowers.
  • Then go to Education Board Website.
  • Select your Examination Name SSC/Dakhil
  • And then select Examination Year “2020”
  • Then Select your Education board.
  • Type your “Roll number” For Example
  • Type your “Registration Number“ For Exam:
  • Fill up The “Captcha Code” (For Verification)
  • Click Here Submit Button. After that, you will Get SSC Result.


Check SSC Result through SMS

Take your mobile phone & type following this keyword.

SSC <Space> First three letters of Board name <Space> Roll No. <Space> 2019 and send to 16222

For Example: SSC DHA 451278 2020 and send to 16222

Dakhil Result

Vocational Result

এসএসসি রেজাল্ট


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Michael Rupp
@Bo Elder Love the name of your instance.
Michael Rupp
I'd be happy to argue about religion or politics come from that NSFW site, and happy to argue about economics or politics from this Social server.

Tap me in when you get rolling.
Michael Rupp
I'm an Atheist, but I do practice #.
Michael Rupp to Fantasy Sports Discussion via wall-to-wall:
Fantasy, Fantasy Sports?
Tagging in !Fantasy Sports Discussion cause, duh...

I'm just riffing crazy thoughts here, not really seeking, but is anybody building # based on performances inside # like that #? I'm joking, but it's a big world. Somebody has t be doing it somewhere. Like, look at this craziness on #.



Michael Rupp
Distractions kill productivity.
Michael Rupp

Coronavirus has already overtaken the death rate for cancer and is about to overtake heart disease.

Michael Rupp

Before ink is dry on record FCC penalty check, Sinclair runs full-hour in-kind ad for mayoral candidate

The station hosted a more than hourlong online “conversation” with Vignarajah alone Thursday night,
but the FEC has been gutted, so WGAF
with anchor Mary Bubala noting at the beginning of the livestreamed program that they had hoped to be joined by Miller, Dixon and Scott. The station did not invite former Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith and Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young because they require candidates to release five years of tax returns to qualify for these debates.
THE IRONY, IT BURNS
In her letter to the station, Miller’s campaign manager, Ann Beegle, noted that several people affiliated with Sinclair, a conservative-leaning Hunt Valley-based company, have made large financial contributions to Vignarajah’s mayoral campaign.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-pol-fox-debate-baltimore-mayor-20200508-hmoenzleine63fcm7qabakdzxy-story.html

Vignarajah is an entitled twat, to boot.
Michael Rupp
Another type of Religion, Drinking Bleach, and Donald Trump
So we all know that The # told us his idea of how getting UV light inside the body or injecting a sanitizing agent should be looked into to solve the # problem. You may not ask yourself "where the # does he get his dangerous ideas?", because that will lead to another crazy person to which you would ask the same question, and maybe loop on for thousands of branches.

Here's the short branch on this one. A # claimed he was cured of malaria instantly when he took a water purification tablet, so he started an industry of getting people to ingest diluted #. His method has led to the deaths of many children and his own wife, but he persists anyway. Turns out he's politically parallel to Donald J. Trump and has contacted him recently by a letter about how his product would cure the Corona Virus pandemic. That nut may believe it, but no, it doesn't work on anything. Trump gets a letter, then free-balls it at the press conference.


Link to the Guardian Column referred to in the tweet below.


Sawbones Podcast: Bleach Episode, which covers the # selling bleach to drink as a #.



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The PHP issues on the server have been stabilized and things shouldn't go sideways again in the future. Well, maybe momentarily if a test is run or if it's upgrade time, or if OS software upgrades require a server reboot, or the unknown-unknown's...
@find explorer Your posts are all ToS violations, so I'm going to take them down, but you probably knew they didn't work anyway.
# will fuck up your web-server if you don't know what you are doing.

That's my way of saying, "# for the service outage."
Michael Rupp

Web Servers are HARD!


When you first install your own # on your own #, everything pretty much goes easy and right. Over time you get more complex with things. Then upgrades start to roll in. Eventually, you make a mistake and nobody notices anything. Because you care about the content on the #, you spend time on that, not reading logs and outputs of cron jobs. You miss some things that would have been great to know. Then in what seems like a flash, you are in Murphy's Law territory.

It's stunning how much a person doesn't know about things they know so much about.
Michael Rupp
Sorry Nations of the Earth, America fucked it all up, you're in grave danger now.
Typically I post a full microblog in the IP, but this time I'll reply to my own IP to add supporting info.

We are all in deep existential trouble. That's my conclusion based on the state of the world as I can know it as an ordinary single human being. I think we are all just as # as the world was prior to # and this time it's # # that will be attempting to destroy the world so that under a quarter of its inhabitants can get what they want. Looking at you GAB types.

I'm not big on #. For example, as a former US Marine, I know you don't get out of boot-camp unless you can make the shots that Oswald took at Kenedy, so fuck your "Grassy Knoll" beliefs. And the Earth is definitely not flat. I'm never more than 100%-dx% sure of anything, so I'm always ready to be convinced that I'm wrong. Right now I'm convinced that a confluence of events has coincided in a way that it may be unstoppable, and it will alter the nature of all cultures on Earth.

  • The USA has fuckloads of weapons and an excessive desire to use them.
  • The USA has a minority subset of people controlling nearly all the power in the country and the citizens who privately own guns specifically to protect against a dictatorship, favor the dictatorship that is forming here.
  • The people with power also control the lines of thinking of a majority of Christian religions in the USA and have built them up to a fever pitch of pent up rage and righteous indignation that they will on command overwhelm the rest of the rational thinking Americans.
  • The Bullshit Strongman Leader type has propagated all over the globe into most of the powerful nations on the planet.
  • The USA became the unrivaled world leader from a second rate country because it sat out the world wars as much as it could and kept the fighting away from its oligarchs' factories. It seems like Putin could pull off a similar Judo move by instigating a World War and waiting it out all the while saying, "did I do that?"
  • The people in power in the USA that are the problem may actually believe that they are "Chosen by God" and that means they have no boundaries of ethics or morals because they are God and whatever they do is good by definition. This insidious culture may have been exported to all other countries from the USA and some of the other countries imported it either in a Machiavellian way or because they are True Believers; the latter is more dangerous.
  • During world wide chaos is the ideal time to make a move for power, just like rival mobsters would make a move on the other's turf if the other's top guy was hospitalized.

I strongly believe You (the non-USA world) will be under attack from about half of Us (the USA world) despite protestations from the other half of Us. You all better get ready for it now.


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Michael Rupp
I'm an # now, but used to be a #, and used to be a # too for that matter. A wide variety of attitudes and personalities exists among the world of atheists. Recently two who are culturally differen't enough that I was surprised to hear both of them setting off an alarm of # # posing a big problem for society at large. Here are the media that they were posted on:


From DarkMatter2525, "Is Christian Nationalism Un-American?"




From Seth Andrews (aka: The Thinking Atheist), "The Power Worshippers: The Rise of Religious Nationalism (with Katherine Stewart)"

Michael Rupp
As an aside here, Jen Briney, founder and on air personality of The Congressional Dish, (is a very non-partisan thinker and has dedicated her life to reading the Bills before the US Congress and reporting on them to the public funded by listener charity), will make you understand the level of depravity that the US Government has stooped to. Give her a go!
Congressional Dish
Michael Rupp to Atheists in the open via wall-to-wall:
infantilisation | a regressive abuse
Something for @Atheists in the open

There's a great new post by TheraminTrees that overlaps a lot of problems which # causes in the world in a very subtle manner, almost negligently insidious in nature. I hope people find this liberating or at the least entertaining.

Michael Rupp
Relatively Irrational Ideas vs. Universally Irrational Ideas
I'm trying to play with # and don't know if my reach is big enough to attract people willing to chat about my content.
It started before hearing the latest podcast from The Thinking Atheist

but it felt urgent while hearing it.
Reveal/hideHis words and callers had me vasillating between NNNOOOOOO!!!!! & YYYEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!


We are all # from within our own social circles.


I have to hear # thoughts uttered from people in my social circles very often. I'm rarely in a position to influence people towards truth (well at least to my truth if nothing else ;) because my # is something that causes all of them to be skeptical of my and my thoughts on anything. I took my trip to Atheism quietly in my own head and after Farcebook outed me by flipping a switch one day on private groups, everything changed.

Since I used to be just like them, I have some insight into how we used to think and react to # ideas. I would like to blame it on #, but I think it's more pervasive than that based on personal experiences. It seems like something in human culture from somewhere way back in our collective past it became a # # winning strategy to reject the "others" when they deviated from our thoughts and ways. That's a segway to my bigger point; we are more a product of our culture by far than we are of our genetics and that makes us malleable in remarkable ways. It can be the case that a tumor on a brain can cause a person to be criminally anti-social, so please lets only consider the cases where we are in good working order.

Sam Harris the public figure, has a strong case that # is an illusion, and I reject that notion, but don't reject his supporting evidence. However, I do often notice how a person's choices were preloaded by their cultural influences. And most people are rational, so most people make a preselected single choice based on the values they adopted from their cultural influences. That can appear to show life is predestined, but it's also showing the lack of exercising free-will. It might help if we would occasionally make sub-optimal decisions in a Puckish way or take choices of action that aren't offered to us, then I think it makes us activists in the protection of free-will. Although this freedom can lead to bad things; that's part of free will, the danger of bad outcomes which cultural experience could have prevented.


I escaped my "cave" of # # and think it's was the best thing that ever happened to me, but between then and now were a lot of very uncomfortable times and bad memories. It was worth it for me.
Reveal/hideI've left a lot of psychological caves since then too and can't believe the things I accepted as reality without ever testing things rigorously.


If you have left a cave, or can bring yourself to accept the idea that your current # might be a wrong one, then you are open-minded enough to break free of the cultural influences that programmed your decisionmaking apparatus.

From such a vantage point you can begin to see how others weren't inherently # or # people, but instead were people stuck in a personal reality path where they saw no other choices despite there being infinite possibilities at their disposal at every moment in time. This is where my post title comes back into the foreground. People who are acting in ways you accept are most likely in one of your chosen or inherited cultural circles and those actions may be relatively rational to your circle(s), or they might be universally rational to all circles for all time (or somewhere inbetween). As a quick aside, I didn't know how remarkably bad WWI was till recently, and with my current understanding of how # works and affects people, it changed how I thought about Hitler since he suffered through, but survived, that wretched war. It seems to my recollection that every time I take a closer look into the life of somebody who's actions are Relatively Irrational to me, I can see how they could be so far askew of good social order and yet still think they are the good person doing the right thing. It doesn't mean I forgive or forget the actions, but like the amazing Chris Rock once said about O.J. Simpson, "I can understand."

What about people in bad places with bad parents who turn out good?


I believe the motivation for people asking this question is relying on the fallacy of incomplete evidence or at the worst a red-herring type Straw-Man.

The following is a brief trip to my past. As a young child, my parents told many lies which they thought at the time were good to tell in order to protect an innocent child; Santa is real, pulled teeth are worth money to a fairy, drugs are of the devil, etc. At some point in life, I discovered that some people were assholes based on how they treated me and others were not. For reasons I didn't think about at the time people I considered good also did drugs and drank alcohol outside the law. This type of cognitive dissonance caused by personal experience allowed me to distrust all the advice of my parents and their related circles of culture, even the good ones. You might say I got kicked out of the cave I was born into?

At some high level of summary, my parents were ideal in society and were above reproach as good parents. Depending on where one point's the telescope or microscope of hindsight, very different conclusions can be justified about how "good" my home-life was. Even from my own knowledge of history, I would have agreed that their parenting was above reproach and only I was culpable in my decisions to try drugs and drink to excess, that is, until I learned how to leave a cave.

I neither condemn or exonerate their actions, but I don't mindlessly repeat any of them. I'd like to believe I'm a truly good person in the world, especially since I rejected faith in any supernatural entities. I can also see how despite doing things in the past that I find despicable now, at the time I was doing them I was the hero in my own mind's eye, and I was doing the right things for the right reasons. So, if we took a closer look at how the "bad places" and "bad parents" world treated a person who left that all behind to become a "good person", we will probably find that similar to why I thought drugs would be good, that red-herring person who chose good was kicked out of their cave too.
Michael Rupp
Something relevant to the post above:
Page LinkAudio Player
YANSS 175 – How a divisive photograph of a perceptually ambiguous dress led two researchers to build the nuclear bomb of cognitive science out of socks and Crocs – Part One
YANSS 176 – How socks and Crocs reveal the science behind why we can share an opinion about something that doesn’t feel like an opinion – Part Two

The subject matter shows how we construct reality instead of experiencing reality. Part Two is the more powerful of the two podcasts.
Network Outage
Sorry if the server being offline upset anyone. We had a Verizon FiOS fiber optic cable problem and it was just repaired about a half-hour ago.
Michael Rupp
Michael Rupp
In the voice of Steven Wright, "Still tired from the move."
Steven Wright clip on YouTUBE

So I moved recently to a new location. This might mean I will start posting again. It was a month or more to prepare to move and it might take another month to unpack.
Server Moving Day
Starts:  Saturday January 18, 2020 @ 7:00 AM
Finishes:  Saturday January 18, 2020 @ 11:59 PM
I will be moving the physical server to a new location so delays in restarting the server should be expected depending on when the "Cable Guy" shows up to activate the Internet at the new location.

Early Friday morning server time the power will go off for the server and with luck, I'll have it running again by 3:00 PM EDT.

I'm pretty sure this won't be an inconvenience for most users on the system.
Location:  Harrogate Square
Michael Rupp
'American Oligarchs' Reveals How Trump, Kushner Families Learned To Work The System
Wow, another confirmation of how the # got their start of # by selling dead horses to gold miners as "Steaks", hookers, booze, and crooked gambling. # heritage is being respected by all the next of kin. # did an about-face from his heritage; # "I got mine, you aren't allowed though".


Transcript
Michael Rupp
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Michael Rupp to Atheists in the open via wall-to-wall:
Can Christianity Save Western Civilization?
(Betteridge's law of headlines applies to the subject posed above)

For some #Atheists the content covered by DarkMatter2525 is old-hat; hashtag :yawn. The video at the bottom is his, the video on the top was what made him want to do it.


Rediscovering Faith: My Journey Back To Christianity



Can Christianity Save Western Civilization?



Time travel Jump-links to specific concepts:

Note: if you pass through from here to the YouTUBE site, his expanded video description section has all the documentation backing up what he says in this one.

If you want the long-form version of his response video where he plays the content of the top video above as he responds to it, he did post it; Christian Nationalism is a Bad Idea


!Atheists in the open #Christian #Nationalism
Asiful Alam
JSC Exam Result 2019
Education Board Results has declared that the JSC Exam Result 2019 publish date. According to the news, JSC Result 2019 is going to be published on 31st December 2019. So want to get JSC Result with Marksheet?

Education Board Results has declared that the JSC Exam Result 2019 publish date. According to the news, JSC Result 2019 is going to be published on 31st December 2019. So want to get JSC Result with Marksheet?

Link: JSC Result | JDC Result
Asiful Alam
PSC Exam Result 2019
Primary Result has declared that the PSC Exam Result 2019 publish date. According to the news, PSC Result 2019 is going to be published on 31st December 2019. So want to get PSC Result with Marksheet?

Link: PSC Result | Ebtedayee Result | EBT Result
Michael Rupp
My life got too busy for social media! Partly because of social media!
Michael Rupp to Atheists in the open via wall-to-wall:
commanded to love | performing false emotions for tyrants
TheraminTrees has just put together another masterpiece. Aunt Julia is an awesome moment about 12 minutes in.
Spoiler Alert:
Reveal/hideCards to Aunt Julia that the child never met are a metaphor of Prayers to God.

This episode deals with #Narcissism and I wrongly assumed he was going to talk about #Trump. He didn't go there. I was pleasantly surprised to find out he was "giving away the game" that #Narcissists play on the rest of us and how to block and/or avoid those #psychological bad-trips.


#Religion #Atheism #Mindgames
!Atheists in the open
Michael Rupp
A nagging thought I have about a trivial but very important matter
#Conversations and the #Attractiveness of the person you want to converse with have an awkward social legacy.

Regardless of what is about to follow, I am not saying that #Men have it easy while I'm simultaneously explicitly explaining why I think #Women have it difficult. This is a very #nuanced topic and I want to concentrate on what I see as #problems women have in #society that seem to definitely restrict their free will as no fault of their own.

Theirs a person I know #IRL and she has a very #attractive look about her, a #voluptuous body, #happy playful demeanor, big hair, a #pretty face, and still very #youthful. If it's not obvious, I'm an older dude way past my prime and not anything special to be around. I think the #sex roles could be reversed and most of this would still make sense with different intensities and risks/rewards. I personally know her in a very casual sense because of being in the same social circles. One of them is an annual #Halloween party open to the public. She would often show up in a common #Police #Costume or equivalent. At first glance, one might scoff at the use of #seductive looks to gain attention. Then I saw the kind of attention she got and it wasn't what she wanted or what she needed. Sure she looked good, but I couldn't help think #society kind of took away her #freedom of #choice. Her situation was as a young #SingleMother #struggling to provide for her #kids. The "loose-ends" of society rushed to her at the event trying to have what they saw, like they were looking at a commodity they could buy instead of a person desperately doing what they had to, to try for a better life. The most recent year changed how I saw her. She didn't change costumes, but she did bring her #retarded and partially #disabled uncle to the #party. The inner beauty that a person has to do that type of thing is wonderful! For the first time, she got a #smile from me instead of a #PokerFace. Her smile back seemed to #telepathically say back, "Thanks for seeing me."

She and I have never actually spoken to each other. I see her in other places and we have the occasional glance at each other that conveys, I know you are a good person. I'm pretty sure I can't talk to her because the #society around us would see a #pretty young person and a #married old guy talking and think shitty thoughts. That's something society is doing very wrong. I understand why though. Theirs a lot of people with #clandestine intentions driven by their innate desire to #procreate, and normally people are in #DumbMode when that switch is turned on. It makes me sad though that wholesome conversation can't be had between people because of what assuming people will think and later say in private to others for their own erroneous #SelfRighteous #excitement.

The same predicament holds if she was not what most of society deems as #attractive. I believe any combination could have an awful assumption put onto the scenario. Ugly girls put out and that's why he's talking to her. A young guy? He must be a child molester. An old person? He's probably trying to rob them. Poor people? He's buying drugs. Rich people? Sell out! Power to the people! Co-worker? #Sexual #harassment. (I know that's wrong because it's supposed to have a power dynamic first.) Manager to a subordinate? Definitely #Sexual#arassment.

It's been quite a number of decades that the nightly news has reinforced that the #appearance of #impropriety is enough to #convict in the court of #public #opinion. This also forces-out the ability to deliver #compassion and #understanding to a #stranger. One time I heard a guy talking about the way the #CIA or some #Law #Enforcement organization will #invade #privacy enough to get a #conviction, but if they invaded it even more, the #understanding that would come out would #exonerate them. #Voyeuristic people that see something now and report their #erroneous #assumptions to their friends later are not invading privacy enough. Partly the way our society works they have little #free #will either in their subsequent actions. They are dealing with decisions under risk. Revealing that they suspect something would cause a #fictitious #alibi to be formed if they were right, so they can't invade the privacy further. The 'better safe than sorry' rule forces them to #report the potential #transgression. Because that move would be assumed by anybody with more wisdom than a person in a sheltered existence, it takes away the #FreeWill of the person who might have acted in a way that showed an appearance of impropriety. Therein we have a classic "Mexican-Standoff". (I'm not sure why it's Mexican.) That's something society is doing very wrong.

I want to go back to the microcosm of good old whats-her-name, the attractive girl at the start of this long #MicroBlog. This failure of life outlined by game theory affects her more than me. She can't just start a conversation with any guy at random, because it's highly likely they will either think they are so #amazing that this #HotChick is coming to them, or they are so #damaged #emotionally from their past experiences that they assume something really bad is going to happen soon because their's no way an attractive person wants to have a #normal #conversation with them. Sure that's a false dichotomy, but I was talking about the most likely possibilities instead of the only #possibilities. Chances are close to zero that she can just have a person-to-person #wholesome #conversation with somebody at random and they don't think something untrue about why it's happening. That sounds fucking lonely. I'm guessing society, in general, thinks the attractive's have an easy life (because less than 1% of then are the only people that get to be in the media or a performer on stage or screen...). Sure maybe some things in life are easier. Like maybe it's easier to get free drinks at a bar, but isn't that like it being easier for a fish to get a free worm on a hook? Those drinks aren't charity, they are a hedge to bet they will obtain something they want in the future. That's something society is doing very wrong.

Too many people (men & women) in my #opinion think women have it easy. I didn't just say men have it easy! What I did imply was that it's #complicated and trouble is #trouble even if it's in a different form. Both #men & #women have their own unique #injustices they have to #suffer through. I'm #focusing on #women's #problems right now so #MRA #dudes and #dudettes can back the hell off; I've tasted your #RedPill so don't try making an #enemy of me here. Here's a recent #Podcast I heard which laid out the case for how women were #objectively #discriminated against since we were able to transmit sound electronically.

We built #electronics that #worked #wrong to the #benefit of men's #voices and acted like their's nothing we could have done about it. That's something society is doing very wrong.

If you haven't read the Tina Fey book titled Bossypants, you are missing out. Although I didn't read it, I listened to it for free using my Libby app connected to my public library. Tina reads it and unlike a lot of people who #voice their own #books, her inflection, timing, emphasis and so on is impeccable. Their's so much laugh-out-loud content that I don't know who wouldn't like it. I'm going to quote a few excerpts from it that are pertinent to this #MacroBlog entry.

Body Image

“But I think the first real change in women’s body image came when JLo turned it butt-style. That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty. Girls wanted butts now. Men were free to admit that they had always enjoyed them. And then, what felt like moments later, boom—Beyoncé brought the leg meat. A back porch and thick muscular legs were now widely admired. And from that day forward, women embraced their diversity and realized that all shapes and sizes are beautiful. Ah ha ha. No. I’m totally messing with you. All Beyonce and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.”
― Tina Fey, Bossypants

Women's Defects

This was how I found out that there are an infinite number of things that can be ‘incorrect’ on a woman’s body.
― Tina Fey, Bossypants

After which she starts listing common things that in our society are like water to the fish; eyebrows too thick, eyebrows too thin, eyebrows too round, eyebrows too angular... The list seemed infinite and she barely left the upper part of the head. #WTF!!!

It's what you don't have...

Now if you’re not "hot," you are expected to work on it until you are. It’s like when you renovate a house and you’re legally required to leave just one of the original walls standing. If you don’t have a good body, you’d better starve the body you have down to a neutral shape, then bolt on some breast implants, replace your teeth, dye your skin orange, inject your lips, sew on some hair and call yourself the Playmate of the Year.
― Tina Fey, Bossypants

That's something society is doing very wrong.



I think as a world of humans we need to collectively start taking back our #FreeWill and taking chances, and instead of avoiding things with a potential upside, we go in ready to shut-down the beginnings of a potential downside. Too much of our #Culture is dictated by what #Artists & #Writers produce as their work and they produce that because that's what we are doing in society. That's not #creativity, that's a #feedback #loop! We're going to blow our amplifier! The #creative people in this world need to stop serving up #commercial #garbage and begin writing things that #struggle with finding acts of free-will, and objectively #ethical good acts.
― Fin ―
Tedel
Too much of our #Culture is dictated by what #Artists & #Writers
By advertisers and media, I would say. Moreover, you say it yourself too:
The #creative people in this world need to stop serving up #commercial #garbage and begin writing things that #struggle with finding acts of free-will, and objectively #ethical good acts.

That’s not #creativity, that’s a #feedback #loop!
I concur, but I beg you not to blame artists. Let's point the finger to who are really responsible for this.
Michael Rupp
You should elaborate on this:
Let's point the finger to who are really responsible for this.
Michael Rupp
Sorry for crashing my server these last bunch of days. I'm a PHP rookie, and I know enough to be dangerous.
Michael Rupp to Fantasy Sports Discussion via wall-to-wall:
Fantasy Football, Ranking, Playoff Seeding and The American Electorial College
So how do I link the #ElectoralCollege to !Fantasy Sports Discussion?

Well, I was realizing this season how put-off I was by the way things were working out. Despite my revulsion towards Hillary Clinton (though not for the reasons you may think, and more for Bill), I couldn't help think, "so this is how she felt." Mind you when reading this, I'm the Commissioner and I set all the rules for how the season would be measured.

  • I had the best draft of my life, A+ rating and most likely to win all games before the season started.
  • I've been consistently scoring the highest or nearly the highest number of points each week of the season.
  • As each new week starts the statistics have me easily predicted as the winner for the week by about a 10% point margin at the least.
  • My accumulated "points-for" has been consistently higher all season than all other teams for every week.
  • Only one game this season could I blame my own actions for a loss, and that was because I didn't get to fill the empty slot after a player trade went through before game day.


My record right now is 6-6-0! I'm barely making the playoffs! I'm only "inches" ahead of the second-place team in my division!

  • I have players that randomly underperform each week.
  • My opponents have been consistently scoring the highest or nearly the highest number of points for the game they play me all season long.
  • As each new week happens the opponent's players perform better than expected.
  • My accumulated "points-against" have been consistently higher all season than all other teams for every week.
  • I routinely have players in the lineup become injured immediately after the game starts or players marked as doubtful on the bench who have a great day and their points don't count for me.


It's the win ratio that teams are ranked on; (Wins + (Ties / 2)) / Games. That formula ignores the total points scored. It's like the way the electoral college ignores the total number of votes and just counts each district as a win or a loss. I'm aware of my own cognitive dissonance here. I know I'm unhappy with the way the scoring is being done because I'm losing despite all the statistics saying I should be winning right now!!! And that's why I think I know how #HillaryClinton felt, but just a little bit. I'm not going to get #PTSD from this season.

If I were to change it next year to total points, I might then have an undefeated record and have fewer points than most teams putting me in the same pickle.

There's a big difference between the fairness of each; the Win Ratio and the Electoral College. Remember above in the bulleted list where I admitted one of the losses was clearly my fault because I didn't put a player in the lineup who was on the bench? That is (at its best) not entirely in the control of the candidates competing in the Electoral College. In #FantasyFootball a manager controls all aspects of their team and it is competition in the most egalitarian way possible; most of the results of what happens to your plans is just good and bad luck, not treachery. We will get to treachery later, but first I want to show why the idealized Electoral College is valid.

If you don't know much about how the Electoral College works, you need to know at a minimum that districts are formed by trying to have equally populated groupings across the land. Each district is like a team in fantasy football with a set of players that can be put into the game and depending on performance players can add points to the team they signed up to or the other team (fumbles, interceptions, missed tackles, etc). Now suppose America had 2 districts. One district is typically points for team Blue and it's a city, and the other is typically for team Red and its all farmland.
  • Team Blue won in the city by 2 million votes and 30 million voters showed up out of 40 million voters.
  • Team Red won on the farmland by 1 vote and 1 voter showed up out of 40 million voters.

We can say were fairly certain that in the city we have some solid evidence that if all 40 million voted, Blue would be the victor. It's only ludicrously plausible that if all the 40 million farmland voters showed up it would still be a Red team victory (let alone a 100% victory of 40 million votes), but that's all the evidence we have, so in the end, it's a tie election where one vote had the same weight as 16 million. It would be negligent to tell the 39.999999 million voters they don't matter just because they didn't show up on game-day and assume they wanted team Blue to win.

I have had people complain that in the Electoral College it's winner-take-all in most states, but that's just a second level of smoothing where a super-district is formed based on individual districts, and that's comparable to the overall goal. Math note here, it has been proven that an average of sample averages tends towards the true mean of a population, the winner-take-all is an average of sample averages. The reason to stop aggregation at a State level is because we are the United States, not a United State.

Personally I would rather have it be a popular vote if voting was mandatory (side-note to follow), barring that option I would not want winner-take-all for any state. I don't want to force people to vote if they don't like any candidate so my ideal voting ballot would only allow one up-vote for a candidate (or rank choice voting) in a position, but it would allow down-votes for all the other candidates (or even down for all!), and that way we could see how weak of a mandate the elected official has when taking their position of power.

The real trouble with the Electoral College is how to draw the lines that form the equal population groups. #Gerrymandering is a mindful method of cheating one majority group out of their voice in politics for the benefit of another group with less voting power. Because their's no truly egalitarian way to draw the lines objectively serving all people equally, the #SCOTUS just tossed up their hands and said figure it out for yourselves, so we do hellscape instead of heading towards justice.

There's also trouble with the players sitting on the bench in the Electoral College. In the Fantasy Football metaphor, it would be as if all the other managers had ways of making your players decide to not play on game day. #VoterSupression can be as small as telling your opponents voters the wrong voting day, or moving their voting booth farther away, or not staying open when they can show up to vote, or having people in red hats exercise their open-carry rights near the polling doorways, or misplacing their mail-in ballots, or as wholesale as hacking a voting machine's computer to flip the tally when it's close to a given side which was losing.

The problems we have with fair and open elections are numerous in the #UnitedStates but I don't believe the #Electoral #College is one of them.
Michael Rupp
Fucking Ring Doorbells
So, the Mozilla Foundation has a thing where they review the ethical quality of a good or service, "*privacy not included", and the #Amazon #Ring #Doorbell made their #ShitList. Apparently people are paying between $100 & $500 USD to have their homes "protected" by the Police through Amazon's #SurveillanceCapitalism AI.

I believe the main thing they don't know they are doing is that they are giving hackers easy access to clandestinely "case my house" to find out when it would be best to come in and rob me. Their doorbells are pointing at my house, not theirs. Their doorbells may never see their own movements, but they will broadcast everybody else's. It makes me wonder if there's a way to walk past and, with a specialized electronic device, cause them to be #Bricked. I think whacking them with a hammer might be illegal, and don't think it would survive a Supreme Court challenge.

That last paragraph sounds far-fetched unless you read the Mozilla write-up (linked below) on this flawed product. Recall, Amazon doesn't make surveillance products to benefit you, they make them to benefit Amazon.

And don't expect the Cops who are keeping all the footage to not post a viral video of you stumbling up the front steps spilling two armloads of groceries onto the porch. They can and will do that. Think I'm wrong? How about the show Cops, or Live PD. Think those shows are real? Try listening to the Running From Cops #Podcast and see how maliciously manufactured they are.

And just :facepalm royally with this one:
Ring states that it does not use facial recognition technology. However, it has hired a "head of facial recognition research" at Ring Ukraine, so it may have plans to in the future.
David
Fucking Ring Doorbells
I'd rather not.
Michael Rupp
I guess that is the correct answer on more than one reading of the quoted text.
Michael Rupp
Hey @dansup® I saw that #UBports mobile operating system has a #Pixelfed account. 😀
Michael Rupp to Atheists in the open via wall-to-wall:
!Atheists in the open Not sure why, but this forum isn't listed anymore on the public directory.
Michael Rupp
Bricked a Nexus 7 Gen II LTE, (help)
I might be shouting into the void here, but...

I tried to put #KDE #Plasma #Mobile on my old #Nexus7 a few days or more ago. It didn't go well and I posted to their GitHub about it.

Two days ago I tried putting #UBports onto it. It appears that the way I was able to run fastboot format cache and fastboot format userdata on a #Windows10 machine but not on a #Ubuntu18 #Workstation seems to have made that device impervious to the UBports super easy installer.



It worked great on my old #Nexus5 so I'm at a loss as to how I can proceed. Maybe the 7 is damaged internally? I tried the #UBportsInstaller with and without the wipe checkbox checked, as well as with and without the paths to the adb & fastboot executables.

#Help me #FOSS #Mobile #Developers you're my only hope.
Michael Rupp
That may do the trick. I'll get a chance to try on Wednesday.
Michael Rupp
Turns out the links to the software on that page are dead and gone.
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