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WWI ended 100 years ago to this hour. Imagine the feelings of your forefathers in this moment, European Bernds.
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Not genes, just society.
We could use a good, old fashioned war again these days.
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But girls looked swarthy and 40yo.
Tough decisions, Ernst. Tough decisions.
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Easier life in physical sense. Many diseases are cured, modern medicine allows more and more children to remain alive, who a century ago would just die before 5 years.
Manly men are here, you just exchanged manliness for convenience and modern society.
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I have a great-grandfather who served in the army. He died years before I was born, but some stories about his time in the service have been passed down to me. He was in France 100 years ago today and probably felt immense relief that it was over coupled with sadness over the deaths of the soldiers he befriended.

I know quite a lot about the music from the 1910's, so I'll share some interesting American songs from World War I.

"Joan of Arc" sung by Willie Weston in May 1917.
This song represents an unusual aspect of American support for entry in World War I - sympathy for France's plight. There has been a historic appreciation for France because they gave important help to us in the War for Independence. Since the fighting in Europe posed no threat to us across the Atlantic, the threat it posed to France was used to drum up sympathy. The singer, Willie Weston was a popular vaudeville performer who came from an English theatrical performing family that immigrated here when he was a child. He frequently participated in entertainment shows at rallies to sell war bonds to help finance the war.

"For Your Country and My Country" sung by Willie Weston in May 1917.

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Hide No. 11400 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Old one when kontra.

For days now I'm waiting to get sick but I just stay with a sore throat and some coughings.
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It's raining, so I just stayed inside. It's a bad day.
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>I like to pass it off as respect, same way for animals as for humans: if you don't want to be bothered, I assume that you have a good reason for that, so no further opinions from me will follow, and I certainly won't try to force interaction where none was requested.

It's not called forced interaction but caring for someone. You can't and shouldn't care for everyone, but if you really care for someone you will sometimes have something as what you'd call forced interaction. Some people even want that to happen. Force and the will to power isn't a bad thing ok. Imagine, some people even want to be punished, they want their actions to be sanctioned and see that you care about what they do. It might be more hurtful and disrespectful of an other person's feelings to signal that you just don't give a shit and give up so easily which might be seen as simply not caring enough.
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Well yes, there's a fine and often blurred line between respect and contempt. At least, my attitude is the same in both cases. Saves a lot of mental effort. Being needy of someone, and also pursuing someone out of a grudge, or even wanting people to need you, I view to be immature and feminine behaviors. It's how women act.

I don't see how somebody not caring about you is a problem at all. Their care or lack of it is their own problem/business. Imagine a stranger walks up to you on the street and says "I don't care about you". Great, the feeling is mutual, so there's no problem.

In general, I don't like to patronize/validate someone as if he was my property or something. Whether he wants to be validated/patronized, well, that's his own problem, innit. I don't see why I owe anyone attention, and furthermore, feeling entitled to other peoples' attention in the first place seems selfish to me.

In general, I trust others to be independent, proud individuals who don't need no authority or crutch or validation or whatever from other people. If they aren't such people, well, that's their problem again, huh.

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You live in south?

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Did anybody here get conscripted or join your country's military voluntarily?

What were your experiences? If not what are your thoughts on it anyway?

Also feel free to discuss military stuff in general ITT I guess
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I went to the krautchan unit in Calw
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In general military news, Hungary decided to open a new arms factory where we'll be producing licenced Czech armaments. The plan is to manufacture 200k guns over a course of 4 years or something.
Some will go to the Honvédség because they are still using soviet era guns.
It's part of a military modernisation program.
Apparently we'll be buying Turkish tanks too.
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Two months. Beginner officer courses. Didn't even finish it.

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Ernstchan Anti-Natalism club
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In the first place if you love your children you wouldn't want them to be forced into living in this shitty world.
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Check out r/childfree, it's the most terrible shit I've seen in a while. Painful to read
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There's also r/antinatalism

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what is your highest level achieved in academia?
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(dropped school after 9th class, later attended a high school diploma for adults course for a year,
then lost patience and dropped out again)
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Can we use this thread as a general academia thread?

What are you guys currently researching?
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Also this site might be of interest for anyone in academia: https://paperkast.com/

relatively new HN-like paper aggregator
No. 12196 Kontra
You should open a new one that is appropriate, but I think the interest is low so far.

I can only talk about what I read and sometimes have to write about, mind I do humanities.

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Do you know about the "American Nihilist Underground Society"?

"ANUS was started in 1987 by Spinoza Ray Prozak and Chromatic Death, with L.B. Noire, Royal Flush and The Innocent joining one year later. From 1987-1992, ANUS ran a series of highly celebrated free speech/non-taboo bulletin boards that attracted hackers, metalheads, activists and artists.

After several run-ins with the law and others who found the idea of non-taboo/free speech/free thought disturbing enough to censor it, from both left and right, A.N.U.S. regrouped as we tried to find a way to explain our vision. Eventually, the thought process of our founder -- a somewhat unique interpretation of nihilism -- grew into a full-fledged philosophy which we have been trying to explain ever since.

From 1991 to 1995, A.N.U.S. maintained an internet presence through an FTP archive, overlapping a web server from 1993-1996 that was later supplanted by the anus.com domain name. Since 1996, A.N.U.S. has continued growing at its current address and has been busily offending newspapers, governments, wikipedia and keyboard warriors alike." - http://www.anus.com/zine/about/

They have a bunch of really interesting articles - http://www.anus.com/zine/articles/
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Yeah, I remember that from back when I would type silly words into the URL bar.
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t. 10 year old
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http://www.anus.com/zine/articles/people/ I found this one very motivating, especially for someone like me who had always a kind of "One is not able to change the world anyway" attitude
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I liked the article in a "keep moving forward" kind of way. It's a better option than pic related.

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What are the types of characters you meet in Ukraine or Russia that you wouldn't meet in the west?
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Characters like this unless you're unlucky.
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Funny thing is how much that same lobby has been screeching in Britain about Corbyn and the leftists removing comparisons between Nazi Germany and Israel as actionable "antisemitism"

They're doing everything in their power now to convince the British to vote for conservatives.

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>Brazil’s oldest and most important historical and scientific museum has been consumed by fire, and much of its archive of 20m items is believed to have been destroyed.

>The fire at Rio de Janeiro’s 200-year-old National Museum began after it closed to the public on Sunday and raged into the night. There were no reports of injuries, but the loss to Brazilian science, history and culture was incalculable, two of its vice-directors said.

>Rio’s fire chief Colonel Roberto Robaday said the firefighters did not have enough water at first because two hydrants were dry. “The two nearest hydrants had no supplies,” he said. Water trucks were brought in and water used from a nearby lake.

Fucking Brazillians. I am actually mad that they managed to destroy this beautiful museum with a bunch of Portuguese artifacts brought from Portugal by their first Emperor to the ground. The museum was also previously used as the palace of Portuguese kings when they fled to Brazil.

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Economy about which I talking about is not something that far byound. This is already part of reality in which we are going in. Policits of majority of 1st world countries thought last centuries was basicly in increasinc socialstic elements into their economy and socity. Current people right, quality of life, goverment payments is involving heavy social elements which with every decade shftig more and more from pure capitalism to actual proper mixed system and then to socialistic systems.

I don't know what you talking about if somebody refuse. So many people want to give back child abuse as heavly workers? Remove worker rights? Maybe eleminate all taxes and go back to absolute no any kind of social servises - police only for rich, healthcare only for rich? I don't think so.

Dependency on 3rd world countries is not a magic miracle. 1st world already get it's production, resourses and materials from minor countries, and I think this "capital" can't be described as "made from nothing at the press of a button" even thought some other people in this thread belive in so. I not saying about "happy utopia to whole world" - I trying to describe current trends and evolution of economics in 1st world countries.
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anyway this thread is systemkontra, I created new one. We can just end current disscutions here and shift in new thread with new ones.
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>Economy about which I talking about is not something that far byound
Tell me, where do you see the ability to make enough of everything for billions of people and give it all away for nothing? You move the goalposts from how you say that the 1st world can only do it because they exploit everybody else, but somehow it's just around the corner that everybody can do it without exploiting anybody? Make up your mind.

>Maybe eleminate all taxes and go back to absolute no any kind of social servises
Unironically sounds great. You don't touch my stuff and I don't touch yours. If you don't understand why someone might desire liberty more than comfort then there is no point trying to explain freedom to you because the concept will just be alien. But let's have you imagine that you roll into a town and start redistributing the goods so everybody gets their 'free stuff'. What if the residents tell you to leave and not come back? What happens to the enemies of socialism in this supposed 'transitional period'? The fact you keep dancing around it makes me think your answer is gulag.

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>just around the corner
Yes, in matter of recent centuries in current tecnological advantage - maybe 200, maybe 400 years, I will not play a gypsy and try to predict certain dates.

>and give it all away for nothing?
To some degree. There was already experements recently in some european states. With current economy level... how much Finland tested thier "base income"? 800 euros or something?

>because the concept will just be alien
I sometimes want become survialist in post-apocalypse but I like to place such things just in video games where they belong nowdays.

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Hello Ernst. First of all, I apologize if this is not an appropriate topic, but Ernst currently has a crappy job with a good title that can possibly be leveraged into a sort of analyst job. The issue Ernst has, though, is that it's been ages since he has done any sort of actual math and would need to greatly strengthen his mathematical skills of he was to be marketable for such a job. Does a fellow Ernst have any resources or tips to do this? Or any sort of other advice? I know it'll probably be months or years before it bears fruit, but I want to improve my lot in life.

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Which statement is true?

a) Communicating in written form is flawed. You miss a lot of context and messages (like from body language). The chance for misunderstanding is therefore high. Communicating face to face is more efficient and clear.

b) Communicating face to face is flawed. You get distracted and manipulated by personal features of your couterpart (like charisma, charm or humor). Only the written form is failproof, exact and to the point. Everything beside the actual exchanged words in a face to face communication is subject to manipulation, especially by charismatic people.
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It can be as minor as the fact that you read the arabic numeral 2 as whatever it is in !Latvian and not as Two as I would in !English. While we might get very close results they are not the same because I define the thing in regards to how it exists in my perceived universe which has zero bleedthrough with yours. We might even see shades of colour in slightly different hues and so our understanding of those words or concepts fail to truly connect 1:1.
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since b) contains an absolute statement
>Only the written form is failproof, exact and to the point.
i cannot agree to it, but it contains some other true sub-statements.
same goes for a).

since you formulated it as a binary true/false question, i would answer "neither".
would the question only contain the first statements
> a) Communicating in written form is flawed.
> b) Communicating face to face is flawed.
i would answer "both are true".

in general, i would share the hypothesis of >>11651

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>what about forms of communications outside the written/verbal spectrum?
OPs question did assume the mode of communication was language, and thus the question focused on which form of language was more accurate. On that assumption all non- verbal cues are listed (in ops pic) as potential distractions. But you're right that things like art and music, being non-verbal, fall entirely outside the range of his question. I suppose if we were to add a third c)Non-verbal as an option, then the question would be how does non-verbal communication rate in terms if accuracy? I think that would be an unfair question. Art is communication, but it's best for all the fuzzy stuff(read: emotions) we can't use words for. How well can a lecture convey fear?
Or hope? Not nearly as well as a painting or a symphony. And so before we could ask: what is more accurate? We would, again, first need to know what was it that was being communicated?. Beyond that is the additional question of Does the person I'm communicating with speak my language? Above in this thread there are good points made that even speakers of the same language may not speak the same language. In situations where a language barrier exists, non-verbal is easily the most accurate form of communication. And of course this third non-verbal category isn't limited to formal 'art'. You can say "turn left" in any number of ways, but none would be as accurate as simply pointing.