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What does Ernst think of the Five Eyes?
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masonic terror organization

would be my take. For all I care the US can take it's 20 nukes on our soil and their collateral murder program in Ramstein and fuck right off.
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Start here and keep on digging. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Australia

Honestly, the core problem is that there are two main parties that really ought to be at least four, probably closer to six, so nobody can have an actual agenda because otherwise they'd implode. So what you get is a next-level propaganda mill that convinces everybody that they do have an agenda while also not damaging the unstable deadlock that are the major parties' interior relations.

The other thing would be a lack of secondary industry. Means that when they want to make jobs they can either invest in infrastructure (rip up working roads and relay them) or expand the public sector. Normally you can do this with a military expansion, but then you lose the election and/or internal support for being militarist, so instead you put those guys in black sites and they've got to do something to justify the bills, so you call it a matter of anti-terrorism or national security and nobody asks any questions.

The entire thing is a pyramid scheme made of cards that everybody is trying not to breathe on while simultaneously making it look like they are.
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It seems like a red herring. Pooling resources is nice but almost every intelligence agency engages in degrees of international cooperation these days (CTIC for example) and no western-aligned nation has seriously attempted to combat its global surveillance for good reason.

Although I could probably believe that Five Eyes secretly rule the world only that they're horrifically bad at it.

>To the best of my admittedly limited knowledge

I would never have guessed.

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What are your favorite conspiracy theories?

1. The earth is flat
2. 9/11
3. Chemtrails
4. Aids doesn't exist
5. Dave Chappelle is a clone

"But it's all true" incomming
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>godless Jew

You do know you don't have to believe in God to be Jewish, right?

Some don't even believe there's an afterlife:

So tell me, where's the spirituality?
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Your phrase
>spiritual Jew
implies the opposite of
>You do know you don't have to believe in God to be Jewish
Did you even read that? You're talking about Reform Judaism. It's basically the Jewish equivalent of Unitarians or those Presby sects with lesbian ministers. Being Jewish by culture or ethnicity=/=religious Jew.

>Some don't even believe there's an afterlife:
That actually brings up the interesting question of if or why an afterlife is even necessary to spirituality, which in a sense Buddhism for instance explicitly denies (depending on the school). You're also probably confusing the really weird heretical Christian and Islamic concept of "paradise" or the afterlife just being a garden of delights for physical bodies. There is absolutely nothing more base and materialistic an idea than that.

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I'm not that guy. I just posed these questions your way because you clearly care about religion, faith, metaphysics, spirituality, et cetera. Just wanted to read your thoughts on such matters.
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I've once heard it argued that Buddhism is less of a religion and more a dharmic philosophy. I'm inclined to agree.

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generals general - whos your favorite military officer?
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>whos your favorite military officer?

Yuri Gagarin. The first man in S-P-A-C-E, a total badass and, judging by the recollections of his friends and acquaintances, just a really cool dude in real life. He was not a general though, only colonel.
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I like Nagumo the most
He tried to ambush, did everything right and was suddenly faced with an incredible dilemma. Unfortunately he chose the wrong path and his carrier group suffered severely.

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>Since there is no philosophy threda
here it is.

i was lately toying with a little idea and wanted to hear Ernst's input on it.

As you all may know we have a serious problem with plastic pollution. We developed some genetic engineered fungi capable of breaking down plastics and reintroduce the parts into the "normal" biological cycle. I'm not aware of some genetic engineered bacteria capable of doing such, but let's suppose we have some.

would you introduce these into the wild bio-cycle?

I would tend towards "yes". First, let's try to imagine/determine all possible consequences. Ya, yaha. I know impossible task to do so; just look at what fuckery we did to the australian bio-cycle.

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Except for the one with the cheese and bread, all of those are mock-ups, sadly.
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Started reading the first pages of The most radical gesture by Sadie Plant, former member of the CCRU. It's her dissertation from 1992 and written before she even went to Warwick. Yet I expect it to reveal connections between situationist thinking/practice and that of the CCRU.

A good subsumption of postmodernism is given in there right at the start:

Of course, the situationists’ attempt to transform everyday life has been defeated, although their involvement with the upheavals of 1968 made them believe they had succeeded in helping it on its way. Neither have there been any further projects of the scale of that perpetrated by the SI and, in the present fin de millénium atmosphere of postmodernity, such all-encompassing revolutionary theories are said to be no longer possible. They bear the illegitimate arrogance of political totalitarianism, depending on unsupportable beliefs and assuming the possibility of ascertaining the way the world really is, regardless of the vicissitudes of appearance or the ambiguities of meaning. On this reading, the situationists’ attempt to construct a unified theory of capitalism merely brought them within the totality they thought they were opposing. But in spite of the radical opposition of situationist and postmodern thought, all theoretisations of postmodernity are underwritten by situationist theory and the social and cultural agitations in which it is placed. The situationist spectacle prefigures contemporary notions of hyperreality, and the world of uncertainty and superficiality described and celebrated by the postmodernists is precisely that which the situationists first subjected to passionate criticism.

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Anyone here read René Guénon?
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The Aneristic Principle is that of apparent order; the Eristic Principle is that of apparent disorder. Both order and disorder are man made concepts and are artificial divisions of pure chaos, which is a level deeper than is the level of distinction making.
With our concept-making apparatus called "the brain" we look at reality through the ideas-about-reality which our cultures give us. The ideas-about-reality are mistakenly labeled "reality" and unenlightened people are forever perplexed by the fact that other people, especially other cultures, see "reality" differently.
It is only the ideas-about-reality which differ. Real (capital-T) True reality is a level deeper than is the level of concept. We look at the world through windows on which have been drawn grids (concepts). Different philosophies use different grids. A culture is a group of people with rather similar grids. Through a window we view chaos, and relate it to the points on our grid, and thereby understand it. The order is in the grid. That is the Aneristic Principle.
Western philosophy is traditionally concerned with contrasting one grid with another grid, and amending grids in hopes of finding a perfect one that will account for all reality and will, hence, (say unenlightened westerners) be true. This is illusory; it is what we Erisians call the Aneristic Illusion. Some grids can be more useful than others, some more beautiful than others, some more pleasant than others, etc., but none can be more True than any other.
Disorder is simply unrelated information viewed through some particular grid. But, like "relation", no-relation is a concept. Male, like female, is an idea about sex. To say that male-ness is "absence of female-ness", or vice versa, is a matter of definition and metaphysically arbitrary. The artificial concept of no-relation is the Eristic Principle.

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When I watch old TV transmissions, strange feeling doesn't leave me.
These transmissions seemed to be sharper.
Guess it's just our brain which makes a lot assumptions, so when I saw some picture, I could imagine more clear image than it is.
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Of course the actual look didn't change but a game like Metal Gear Solid 2 for example was great looking for me back then.
I didn't notice low res textures and stuff like that but today that's the first thing i see.
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I personally don't care about the image but the ideas and discussions seem sharper. It could be survivorship bias but on the other hand, they simply stopped television broadcast during night time. And you used to have pure educational shows. No advertisement, no infotainment, no pc, no nonsense.

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Same thing, it's time feeling after 4-5 years all looks little different clothes that people wear and other things that you don't care about but they make that feeling.

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Metropoles of the modern age thread.
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He states all of what you said in the first chapter and yes humans have always been dependent on energy in some form.
But let's the say the mode of energy is really what makes the difference in how life turns out on this planet, including democracy when you want to follow Mitchells argument.

I have to say I only made it the quarter into the book, it seems to be more interesting in the second half, when its about the age of oil after ww2, so far I got up to the times around WW1 and between the world wars, when oil started lift off more or less. But I have to quit since I have more important things to read and to work on, sadly.
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On topic
The world is littered with the bones of dead urban civilizations
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Well to be perfectly honest, in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking into this matter in a different perspective and without being condemning of one's view's and by trying to make it objective, and by considering each and every one's valid opinion, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say.

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I am living in a comminblock build in 1970s and feel ok. So whats wrong ith them &
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These private sectors are residential areas pretty much. There are no business enterprises of any kind, and the small gardens that can be present there are usually more of a hobby for the residents rather than means of sustenance. Though, of course, the definition of the word "suburb" may differ between languages. The closest analogue for this word in Russian is "пригород", and it is often used to describe these kinds of areas.
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This is village
This is suburb
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Title: Why commieblocks are bad
Text: He doesn't explain why commieblocks are bad
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He hit send accidentally before finishing his post.

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We have a dedicated thread for movies, series and short films but not about documentaries and i think they deserve one.

If we happen to already have one and i just missed it or the moderation thinks this fits in another thread, pls just delete.

I start with this

China´s lonesome sons - The difficulties of finding a wife in China

It pretty much follows a guy who is buying a wife.

Documentary is German with English subtitles.
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Wait this doesnt explain the main point I forgot to make which is why are previously good channels now also seemingly made for and by dumb bydlo? Like ancient aliens on History and dumb shit about ice truckers or whatever the fuck ruining Discover, NatGeo and so on.
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I'd be interested to hear your opinion on the policy of city-devolution so many advocate (the granting of powers to individual cities and areas of England).

The documentary agrees with the conventional thinking that radical city-devolution is the answer but I'm sceptical of the idea that local government inherently produces better policy. It seems much more a mixed bag that doesn't admit that rebuilding a cities economy is really fucking hard and can fail. To make matters worse I remember the documentary you posted awhile back of the American experience of cities racing to the bottom to attract jobs that do nothing to improve the life of the people who live there. London elected Boris and Livingstone is mayors.

I'm also paranoid that this talk will end up destroying England as a nation if we end up with Yorkshire nationalism and what-not. As I've said -paranoid- but it would be awfully convenient for those who want to move the UK towards a federal system if the problem of England's disproportionate size was broken. Just get a few referendums passed, even if we repeat the 50.3% Welsh devolution received, and centuries of English history can be done away with.
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Didn't read anything about the devolution idea yet, but the problem seems to lie elsewhere. It's not about centralization of power, it's about modern globalized economy favoring concentration in a few global cities. I was reading this book that ernsts helped me pirate a few months ago (first file The New Geography of Jobs, didn't finish it), and the author is pretty pessimistic about the future. He says that in the past education dictated how much you would earn, but that we're heading to a future where education will dictate whether you can be employed at all. He shows that only a few american cities that have been investing heavily on education and attracting high education jobs are doing well, while the rest of the country suffers with increasing unemployment. He suggests some kind of welfare program to help people move to these few successful cities, which I think is a shitty idea.

When this whole globalization and services-economy thing begun, economists used Mexico and USA as examples to show that these new economic trends helped de-concentrate economic activity in the country. In the case of USA, a lot of industries moved south, which caused the disparity of GDP per capita between all states of the federation to decrease in these past decades (I remember seeing a chart in many places showing just this, but can't find it now). And in the case of Mexico, a country historically heavily centered around Mexico city, NAFTA brought a lot of industries to northern regions. But these are specific cases that can be explained away, what has been observed globally in these past decades is that concentration of economic activities and population is happening everywhere, specially concentration of high skill jobs. The most dramatic case being post-soviet Russia perhaps (second file).

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Hey genetics ernst wherever you are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fow6waAKEk0 how would you say our chances are for either saving nearly extinct species or resurrecting already extinct ones with cloning and gene tech?

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What is it like dating women who aren't Americans? Or women not from your country?
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Protip, they were being polite. Oceanians talk massive amounts of shit about linguistic quirks. If you weren't getting ripped on, then you were definitely noted as foreign.
t. Oceanian
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Do Aussies/Kiwis really identify as Oceanians ?
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Not in the everyday. Usually it's just by whatever place you're from. It simply explains our local neighbourhood as a distinct entity better than the more common 'APAC' does. I would use Australasian but that's just bound to cause confusion :-DDD. Australia, New Zealand and the South-West Pacific Islands tend to have a lot of contact. It's a common joke to say that at any given time there are more Samoans in South Auckland than there are in Samoa.
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>But again, I wouldn't say that the differences were that grave, I'd say the differences between people of the same nation are bigger than the overall differences between two nations.

I'd agree with this. Even when I ended up in a relationship with a Japanese girl she became a normalish working class girl once the local culture had rubbed off on her :^)

I mean, your girlfriend is going to do annoying girlfriend stuff no matter and you're still going to be her assburglary man. You're just trading cultural bonds for interesting conversation by being a xenophile.

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Can we have quality thread on this topic? I honestely dunno what to disscuss specifically - types of anthropomorphism, your favorite pictures, talk about theoretical anatomy and other possibilities, searching for different media with anthro animals.

I don't like all "furry" resourses where I been - not people that I want to talk with, not people who cares about interesting disscution, just some teenagers who jerk off on mediacore quality hentai pics.

Ah yes, to not harm other posters post nsfw pictures under spoilers. Hope there will be people who interested in this thematics as much, as myself. And maybe we can attract to club more new people.
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I dont need anything, I just like finding the boundaries beyond which the popularity of rendition rolls off.
It's an artist thing I guess. Very subtle changes to character can make a lot of difference.
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Not shure I'am understand you fully correctly, sorry. You searching in question, why people find different things beautifull and attractive and others not?
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There are of course different tastes and fetishes, but among them you can establish a certain heterosexual core. It cant be defined mathematically among other reasons because an exact 3D model is usually too perfect and therefore uncanny. But a drawing here and there leaves cues from which your own mind can recreate something which is more than what is put down to paper or screen. Your own eyes work where they cant work with renders, to recreate in your mind an image. So if you take this core (a slant of upper butt, the curve of hips, the hallway of thigh gap, the neck and the soft curves of belly) and stretch it in weird directions (torso length, hips shape, mass of neck) then you yourself dont know what the result would be. Sometimes it retains hotness, sometimes it breaks.
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>a certain heterosexual core
Not shure hat you talking about. There and gay, and bisexual people inside any fetishes.
>because an exact 3D model is usually too perfect and therefore uncanny.
If you mean that some anthro stuff in 3d is bad or creepy, this is if it just done bad. You can not transfer simplified stylised 2d art in direct 3d - this all. It is same as say "3d humans can't exist because I make 3d anime and it is ungly". I don't think it is uncanny if done detailed and realisticly, with proper look and proportions.
>So if you take this core
It is very depends actually. There a lot different persons and a lot of different tastes. I talkd about preferences somewhere in thread, but this post was done when thread floated in shitpost. You right by sporring that a lot of generic furry stuff is just humans with doggo head. There a lot of people who just like their cartoonish animals or just same anime humans, just with noses and tails.
If you ask me, I find this stuff boring, and find beauty in, for example, anthro lizzards with correct proportions, no boobs and no any mammal fat and other cheap stuff that makes lizzard more look like human. I like feral dragons and Deathclaws from fallout 3, for example.