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Trump to talk UFO's?

USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
I stopped listening to the paracast a while ago because I was getting sick of the" progressive" politics being inserted into a topic where there should be no politics. Ideally this topic would be escapism from politics ...
Fortunately or otherwise, I don't know enough about politics to make more than a passing comment once in a while. Are their any specific topics you'd like us to focus on? With so many other shows over so many years, hasn't it all pretty much been said already? These days I think the value of late night radio has more to do with filling the empty space than delivering a stream of information.
 

marduk

quelling chaos since 2352BC
Yeah, let's have another 130,000 Americans die to neglect and stupidity on the part of the President.
As a Canuck, I find the politicizing of this pandemic simultaneously fascinating and terrifying in the US.

I mean, how the hell is fighting a disease somehow anti-freedom? How are you free if you're dead?

I can only think this is a further attempt to undermine science and reason in the US.
 

Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
Trump can't even tell the truth about his height.

He says he's 6'3".

Obama is 6'1".

This is typical of the photos of them standing together. Who is taller?

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Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
And our moron-in-chief wrote a tweet that I quote in part:

"With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history."

"Mail-In Voting" and "Absentee Voting" are the same thing. As I said, moron-in-chief.
 

USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
As a Canuck, I find the politicizing of this pandemic simultaneously fascinating and terrifying in the US. I mean, how the hell is fighting a disease somehow anti-freedom? How are you free if you're dead?
We've been through all that already and yet you're still defaulting to it. It's far from being that simplistic.
I can only think this is a further attempt to undermine science and reason in the US.
Biopolitics isn't science, and science is notoriously reductionist, which can be very dangerous unless balanced with the bigger picture. The last thing we need are technocrats running the country. Nuclear energy so cheap it wouldn't be worth metering, flying cars, and robots doing our labor while we lounge in the shade sipping margaritas collecting pay for their work, are only three examples of how unrealistic their worldview can be.
 

marduk

quelling chaos since 2352BC
We've been through all that already and yet you're still defaulting to it. It's far from being that simplistic.
I was trying to make a different point - about politicization of science and medicine vs opinion and alternative facts.

Biopolitics isn't science, and science is notoriously reductionist, which can be very dangerous unless balanced with the bigger picture. The last thing we need are technocrats running the country. Nuclear energy so cheap it wouldn't be worth metering, flying cars, and robots doing our labor while we lounge in the shade sipping margaritas collecting pay for their work, are only three examples of how unrealistic their worldview can be.
I'm not so sure. I mean, we're chatting using technology that would have been magic a few decades ago. Heck, I can yell into the air and make things happen, or make phone calls hands free from my watch. I can even tell both to turn off a robot vacuum cleaner. Seems like a lot of the 60s and 70s versions of science fiction are coming true, and some of the 80s and 90s versions of sci-fi might just be around the corner.
 


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