Monthly Archives: June 2022

On narcissism and classification

Daniel posted a link to The 15 types of Narcissism (and their characteristics) [ 18/June/22 ] Hi Daniel, A few years ago a psychologist gave me the label “Autistic” and my wife the label “Neurotypical”. To some extent, those labels … Continue reading

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Matthew 26-52

[ 17/June/22 “And Jesus said unto Peter, Put down your sword and and pick up an AR-15, for it has vastly superior firepower.”] {King James version -}”Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for … Continue reading

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Facebook link to Greenpeace – Stop the Feedlots

[ 17/June/22 ] Feedlots, in and of themselves, are not the problem. If done well, feedlots can eliminate the problem.If done badly, they can make the problem worse. The issue is not feedlots in and of themselves as a concept, … Continue reading

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The idea of Good and Bad people is too simple.

Good and Bad People [ 16/June/22 ] I was listening to Rory McIlroy’s interview over the LIV golf, and there was one thing he said that I think was far more problem than solution; and that was when he said … Continue reading

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Lex interviewing Robin Hanson

Robin Hanson: Alien Civilizations, UFOs, and the Future of Humanity | Lex Fridman Podcast #292 [ 14/June/22 ] I’ve had my share of arguments with Robin over the years, and I give him full respect for his knowledge of economics; … Continue reading

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Dangers of over simplification

[ 14/June/22 ] Agree. It seems clear to me that Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was very close to truth when he wrote “The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either – but … Continue reading

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High speed rail

Proposed route of train from Los Angeles, California to London. [ 14/June/22 ] To get across the Bering Strait there are only 2 40km tunnel segments required. The big issues isn’t the strait, it is the tectonic activity of North … Continue reading

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Quora question on improving society

If you were 1 of 30 people given the responsibility to improve today’s world by each of you choosing to remove a different person from it, who would be your choice? (Only 1st 30 picks here accepted, prior to (us) … Continue reading

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Technology and survival

Ken asked – How many Lifeboat readers think that only advanced technology will solve our ecological problems – and how many think we can only solve them by using less technology? [ 12/June/22 ] I agree in part with Aric … Continue reading

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A Joke cartoon about kings and corruption

[ 10/June/22 Joke cartoon about kings and corruption] Applies to many of the kings of economics, politics, Wall St, military, industry, universities, and most institutions. We need effective mechanisms to identify and remove cheating strategies at every level of complexity … Continue reading

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